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        Ling-t'ai I-hsiang t'u or Hsin-chih I-hsiang t'u [trans.: A Newly Made Collection of Astronomical Instruments].

      106 double-page woodcuts (the first opening is the Chinese Preface, the remaining 105 openings are woodcut illus. within frames, the images each measuring ca. 315 x 320 mm.), printed on thin white Chinese paper. Two vols. Small folio (395 x 199 mm.), orig. golden-yellow silk over paper wrappers (spines perished & with a little fraying), woodcut Chinese title labels on upper covers as issued. [Beijing: presented to the Emperor 6 March 1674]. First edition, printed by the Jesuits in Beijing, of this magnificent woodcut book depicting the observatory and scientific instruments designed by the Jesuits for the emperor of China. This is a very rare book ; our copy was prepared for the Chinese market, probably for the use of the emperor and the functionaries at the observatory. "Very soon after his first visit to Peking in 1601, Matteo Ricci, S.J. (1552-1610), the 'founding father' of the Jesuit Mission in China, was well aware of the Emperor's fondness for European clocks and other instruments such as harpsichords etc., and the former presented an opportunity to enter the Court. Shortly thereafter, he would understand that European astronomy and mathematics were unbeatable challengers of contemporary Chinese science -- for several centuries in a state of decline -- in calculating a correct calendar and reliable eclipse predictions, both very important guarantors of social and dynastic stability and continuity. Apart from this, the mechanical sciences would also became a first class vehicle to penetrate the highly sophisticated circles of mandarins and courtiers, whose curiosity about European things never seen and about new astonishing techniques struggled with their loyalty to their own uncontested traditions, with highly varying individual attitudes as a result. By all this European science appeared to be an appropriate vehicle to approach the Chinese upper class, and, implicitly, to introduce Christianity in China."-Golvers, Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. (1623-1688) and the Chinese Heaven, p. 15. In 1629 the Jesuits succeeded in establishing an academy for western mathematical sciences in Beijing. The newly established Ch'ing Dynasty nominated Adam Schall von Bell in 1644 as acting director of the ancient Imperial Board of Astronomy, which had the sole authority to calculate and promulgate the yearly Chinese calendar. As a result, Schall and his fellow Jesuits acquired considerable prestige in the highest levels of Chinese society and government. The newly arrived Verbiest (1623-88), became Schall's assistant in 1660. With Schall's death in 1666, Verbiest was the only westerner commanding the astronomical knowledge needed at the Chinese Observatory; he was appointed director in 1669. The Emperor K'ang Hsi was a young and intellectually curious ruler who was fascinated by European science and technology. Verbiest was elevated to Mandarin rank and often accompanied the emperor on his travels around the country. Verbiest designed and built a series of instruments for observation, including a quadrant, six feet in radius; an azimuth compass, six feet in diameter; a sextant, eight feet in radius; a celestial globe, six feet in diameter; and two armillary spheres, zodiacal and equinoctial, each six feet in diameter. These were all very large, made from brass, and mounted on highly decorated stands contrived in the form of lions, dragons, flaming pearls, and other oriental motifs. The technology is entirely European while the decorative features are very Chinese. The inspiration and model for this book was clearly Tycho Brahe's Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica of 1598. In the present work, the woodcuts display not only the instruments themselves, but show in great detail the processes of their manufacture, with the tools and implements used to produce them; the alignment and adjustment of their flat and curved surfaces; details of the gearing and screws used to adjust and direct the instruments; the civil engineering machinery and processes used in building the instrument mountings and the great observatory tower itself. Other woodcuts depict navigational instruments such as the compass and cross-staff, and their use; astronomical principles; and mechanical powers, such as those of the inclined plane, lever, screw, pulley, winches, etc. This work is one of the greatest masterpieces of Sino-European printing. The woodcuts are undoubtedly done by Chinese artists working after Verbiest's drawings, or after his directions. Fine set preserved in a rather luxurious box. There was another issue prepared for export with an additional woodcut opening with the title in Latin, the Liber Organicus Astronomiae Europaeae. ❧ Chapman, Allan, "Tycho Brahe in China: the Jesuit Mission in Peking and the Iconography of European Instrument-making Processes: in Annals of Science, Vol. 41 (1984), pp. 417-43-(gving a detailed technical exposition of the illustrations in this work). Cordier, Sinica, 1451. Golvers, Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. (1623-1688) and the Chinese Heaven, no. LO 12 in his census. Sommervogel VIII, 575. .

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        The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg - Volume I - Volume IX. Volume I: 1641 - 1662 with the collaboration of Eberhard Reichmann (With a Frontispiece - Portrait of Henry Oldenburg, attributed to John Van Cleef) / Volume II: 1663 - 1665 (With a Frontispiece Portrait of Robert Boyle) / Volume III: 1666 - 1667 (With a Portrait of Sir Joseph Williamson) / Volume IV: 1667 - 1668 (With a Frontispiece of Arundel House, temporary Home of the Royal Society) / Volume V: 1668 - 1669 (With a Frontispiece of a "Mountainous Landscape") / Volume VI: 1669 - 1670 (With a Frontispiece Portrait of John Flamsteed) / Volume VII: 1670 - 1671 (With a Frontispiece Illustration of Aurangzeb) / Volume VIII: 1671 - 1672 (With a Frontispiece "Map of Brazil") / Volume IX: 1672 - 1673 (With a Frontispiece illustration "Dissection of the Salmon") /

      

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        TRACTS: CONTAINING SUSPICIONS ABOUT SOME HIDDEN QUALITIES OF THE AIR [and other works]

      London: Printed by W. G. and are to be Sold by M. Pitt, 1674. FIRST EDITION y. This work contains six tracts relating to Boyle's experiments on the nature of air and atmosphere, the most important of which establishes a theory of oxidation for the first time. "I have often suspected," Boyle tells us, that "there may be in the Air some yet more latent Qualities or Powers" and that the air we breathe "is not, as many imagine, a Simple and Elementary body, but a confused Aggregate of Effluviums." He demonstrates this quality by describing the rust that occurs on certain metals when exposed to air and also through experiments on combustion in which a flame under glass will quickly extinguish itself. The active ingredient that both causes rust and feeds fire, which Boyle describes as "some odd substance, either of a Solar, or Astral, or some other exotic, nature" is, of course, oxygen. This hypothesis came a full century before the official discovery of the element by Scheele and Priestly in 1774, with Lavoisier correctly describing the process of combustion soon thereafter. Boyle's "Tracts" also contain, in the words of Fulton, "many other prescient passages," with observations on the nature of suction, experiments concerning the preservation of organic matter in sealed containers, and a particularly long dialogue directed at his adversary Thomas Hobbes concerning the problem of vacuums. Our copy is particularly noteworthy for its retention of the "Advertisement to the Book-binder," with binding instructions that include omitting that leaf; it is therefore lacking in most copies.. 165 x 105 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 1/8"). [6], 71, [3], 25, [3], 13, [7], 17, [11], 94, [6], 67, [3] (blank) pp., 1 leaf (the extremely rare "Advertisement to the Book-binder"). FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sheep, rebacked by an amateur hand, original red morocco spine label laid on. Pastedown with the remains of an unidentifiable armorial bookplate, title with ownership inscriptions of "Burges" and of Josh. Watson of Surbiton Hill House; verso of title and recto of E2 with small stamp of the Selbourne Library. Each tract with a seperate title page. Fulton 119; Wing B-4054. Binding rather rubbed and scuffed, rear free endpaper loose, front free endpaper lacking lower corners and with upper corner and portion of head edge cut away, endpapers a bit stained around the edges from binder's glue, title and a few leaves slightly soiled, an occasional small stain or spot, otherwise a fine copy internally, quite clean and fresh, in a battered but solid binding that has protected it well. This work contains six tracts relating to Boyle's experiments on the nature of air and atmosphere, the most important of which establishes a theory of oxidation for the first time. "I have often suspected," Boyle tells us, that "there may be in the Air some yet more latent Qualities or Powers" and that the air we breathe "is not, as many imagine, a Simple and Elementary body, but a confused Aggregate of Effluviums." He demonstrates this quality by describing the rust that occurs on certain metals when exposed to air and also through experiments on combustion in which a flame under glass will quickly extinguish itself. The active ingredient that both causes rust and feeds fire, which Boyle describes as "some odd substance, either of a Solar, or Astral, or some other exotic, nature" is, of course, oxygen. This hypothesis came a full century before the official discovery of the element by Scheele and Priestly in 1774, with Lavoisier correctly describing the process of combustion soon thereafter. Boyle's "Tracts" also contain, in the words of Fulton, "many other prescient passages," with observations on the nature of suction, experiments concerning the preservation of organic matter in sealed containers, and a particularly long dialogue directed at his adversary Thomas Hobbes concerning the problem of vacuums. Our copy is particularly noteworthy for its retention of the "Advertisement to the Book-binder," with binding instructions that include omitting that leaf; it is therefore lacking in most copies.

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        Actions upon the Case for Slander, Or A Methodical Collection Under.

      1674 - "Iniquity of the Tongue" Sheppard, William [d. 1675?]. Actions Upon the Case for Slander. Or, A Methodical Collection Under Certain Heads, Of Thousands of Cases, Dispersed in the Many Great Volumes of the Law, Of What Words are Actionable, And What are Not. And of a Conspiracy, And a Libel. Being a Treatise of Very Great Use and Consequence to All Men, Especially in These Times, Wherein Actions for Slander are More Common Then in Times Past. With an Exact Table Annexed, For the Ready Finding Out Any Thing Therein. London: Printed for J. Starkey, T. Basset, T. Dring, and J. Leigh, 1674. [viii], 287, [17] pp. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Recent period-style calf. Blind rules with corner fleurons to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint spotting to a few leaves, some discoloration and minor edgewear to title page. A nice copy in a handsome binding. * Second and final edition. Sheppard's treatise, originally published in 1662 as Action Upon the Case for Slander, was one of the first two books to address the topic. (The other was William March's Actions for Slaunder, 1647.) As indicated by its preface, Sheppard's is especially interesting. " the Tongue, that little Member, set on fire by Hell, is not the least; And among the evils of the Tongue, is there any more pernicious and deadly, and yet more common and epidemical then Backbiting and Slander? (.) It is true, that in former times, wee finde Actions of the Case for Slanderous words very rarely brought; which speaks this much, that such words were then very rarely spoken. But in these daies they are become almost as natural to men, as their language and discourse; and therefore the disease, so deeply rooted, and over-spreading, calls for the application of the Remedy, which our Law doth abundantly furnish us withall. And hence it is, I have been encouraged to ingage in this work; which is nothing else but a naked and Methodical Collection of the remedies prescribed by the Law against this Malady." OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, State of Oregon Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yal [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L?Anfiteatro del valore, overo il Campidoglio del merito. Spalancato alle glorie della nobiltà Torinese.

      Dedicato a . Gio.Battista Truchi. Diviso in Ministri, e Cavaglieri di Corte. Di Lettere. Di Guerra e di Finanze. Torino, Bartolomeo Zapata, 1674 (e Heredi Gianelli, 1673), - varie parti in un volume in 8 (mm. 177x109), per lo più separate da titolo proprio ed alcuni ff. n.n., numerazione continua 1-238, in totale 16 incisioni f.t., leg. coeva in piena pelle, duplice riquadro di filetti a secco ai piatti, dorso a 4 nervi con filetti a secco, tagli dorati. Opera non comune ed interessante per l'araldica piemontese, la cui collazione varia in quanto gli esemplari venivano preparati "ad personam". Gli stemmi rappresentati nelle tavole, per lo più incise da G.Tasnière, sono di G.B.Buschetti; G.B.Truchi; Don Carlo. F. R. Della Chiesa; Gonteri conte di Gorino; Amedeo di Castellamonte; D. Carlo Francesco conte di Morozzo; Conte di Ciglié; Conte Gromis; il Sig. Baglio Lascaris Castellar; Conte Spirito Donaudi di Castel Leone; Barone Darvet; Raoul de Gremonville; Carlo Girolamo Fecia; Sig.ri marchesi Romagnani conti di Pollenzo; G.F. Gabuti; Mons Henrico Provana, Vescovo di Nizza; D. Amedeo Romagnano. L'Anfiteatro del valore: pp. (12) 1-24; un ritratto di G.B. Truchi, un antiporta allegorico, 4 tavole f.t.; Il ritratto panegirico o sia l'idea del Consiglier di Stato. Gianelli 1673 ? pp. (8), 25-72; una tav.f.t. - Le Maraviglie del Cinque. pp. (8) - Il giardin del Piemonte Hoggi vivente. Diuiso in Ministri, e Cauaglieri di Corte. Di Lettere. Di Guerra e di Finanze. Gianelli 1673, pp. (2), 75-175, 7 tav. f.t. - Finanzieri Parte ultima del Giardin del Piemonte al capo delle finanze. Gianelli 1673. pp. (2), 179-200, 2 tav. - La galleria overo poesie varie dedicate a Marc'Aurelio Blancardi. Torino, Colonna 1674, pp. 201-238, 4 tav. f.t. Molte delle composizioni d'occasione sono indirizzate al Truchi conte di Levaldigi (1617-98), figura di grande importanza nella gestione della politica economica e finanziaria del Ducato della seconda metà del Seicento, fino all'avvento della Madama Reale Maria Giovanna Battista. Quattro sonetti sono dedicati all'architetto Amedeo Castellamonte: in uno "si loda il Bellissimo Libro composto per via di Dialogo intitolato la Venaria Reale". Esempl. in ottimo stato di conservazione, con firma di appartenenza del conte Lorenzo Gerolamo Tapparelli di Genola "Savigliano 6 agosto 1806" e un indice manoscritto dalla stessa mano in fine (difetto nella parte inf. della cerniera ant.). Cfr. Spreti, Bibliogr.Araldica, n. 207-208 e Manno I, 1120-21 differenziano entrambi ?L?Anfiteatro? dal ?Giardino?, anche se questo è parte integrante del primo. Così Manno: ?Gli es. di queste raccoltedi elogi poetici sono variatissime nella forma, secondo i personaggi cui erano indirizzati. Molte delle speciali descrizioni hanno front. ed intitolazioni particolari?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia om thet tartariske krijget uthi konungarijket Sina, sampt theras seder.

      Korteligen beskrifwin på latijn/ och tryckt uthi Amstelodam anno MDCLV. Men förswenskat aff Ambrosio Nidelberg. Visingborg, J. Kankel, 1674. 4:o. (4),162,(2 blanka) s. Med en illustration i texten på s. 150. Lätt solkigt pergamentbd från början av 1900-talet med mörkröd titeletikett och sparsam guldornering på ryggen. Pärmarna lite bågnade. Urklippt katalogisering av denna bok från en antikvariatskatalog infäst på bakre pärmens insida. Ganska lager- och fuktfläckig inlaga. Gammal bläckfläck i texten på s. 45-46 och lite kompletterande gammal bläckdekor i den avslutande typografiska vinjetten på s. 162. Med Per Wahlströms respektive Curt Wallins exlibris.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 583. Almqvist Johann Kankel 21. Martinus Martinius (1614-61) "De bello Tartarico" utkom första gången på latin i Rom 1654 och författaren var bland annat ansvarig för den katolska missionen i Kina. Almqvist skriver i sin Kankelbiografi att en "affskrift om kongerijket China" som omnämns av Per Brahe 1666 med all sannolikhet är identisk med en avskrift av Martinius arbete. Översättaren Ambrosius Svenonis Nidelberg (död 1689) översatte ytterligare några resebeskrivningar, vilka trycktes av Kankel. Johann Kankel (1614-87) var född i Pommern och kom till Sverige 1664. Från 1666 fram till sin död förestod han Per Brahe d.y:s privata tryckeri på Visingsö. 1674 var hans mest verksamma år och sammanlagt förtecknar Almqvist sju tryck från det året omfattande ungefär 640 trycksidor. Bokförläggaren Per Wahlströms (1860-1932) exlibris är utformat av Arthur Sjögren och boken såldes i Björck och Börjessons katalog 305 för 75 kronor

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        Hermetis, Aegyptiorum, et chemicorum sapientia ab Hermanni Conringii animadversionibus vindicata.

      Kopenhagen Haubold 1674 - (20 x 16 cm). (12) 448 (8) S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Halbpergamentband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieses für die Frühgeschichte der Alchemie interessanten Werkes. - Es ist eine Entgegnung auf Conrings 1648 erschienene Kritik an Hermetik und Alchemie. Eine von zwei Druckvarianten, hier mit Widmung, Tafel und Index. - Borrichius (1626-1690), Professor für Botanik und Chemie in Kopenhagen, vertritt die Auffassung, dass die ägyptische Religion und die griechische Mythologie nichts anderes seien als allegorische Verfremdungen des "Opus magnum" und dass das Alter der Alchemie aus der Bibel abgeleitet werden könne. - Stempel auf Titel. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken restauriert. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Duveen 89; Ferguson I, 118; Brüning 2282; Caillet 1414; Neu 559; Wellcome II, 206 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.

      London: George Calvert Folio (29 cm, 11.4"). Frontis., [32], 576, 541–564, 601–624, [26] pp. (pagination erratic).. 1674 Handsome folio printing of the Arcadia, opening with a strongly impressed copper-engraved portrait of Sidney done after Elstrack, and accompanied by a "Life and Death; a brief Table of the principal Heads, and some other new Additions." Along with the title work, this stated 13th edition contains Sidney's sonnets, "The defence of poesie," "Astrophel and Stella," "Her Most Excellent Majestie walking in Wanstead Garden," "A supplement [not by Sidney] to the third book of Arcadia," and "A remedie for love." Richard Bellings's sixth book of the Arcadia, originally published separately in 1624, here appears with a separate title-page, also dated 1674; the pagination and register are continuous. Provenance: "Judith Tichborn her book given me by my most renowned and beloved knight Stephen de la Stanly 1713. Period-style mottled calf, covers framed and panelled in blind fillets with blind-tooled corner fleurons, spine with raised bands and gilt-stamped title. Pages age-toned and foxed with occasional small inkspots; some paginations trimmed and frontispiece edges slightly ragged. One early leaf with tear in lower margin, extending into text, repaired with two words from opposing page partially lifted by adhesion; one leaf with small hole affecting about eight words; one leaf with tear in outer margin touching final letters of seven lines; occasional edge chips, one upper outer corner torn away. => A very readable copy in a dignified binding; a romantic tale with a romantic inscription.

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        Respirationis Swammerdammianae exspiratio, una cum anatomia neologices Joannis de Raei

      1674 - de (32) et 352 pages Amsterdam, Joannis a Someren, 1674, in-8, de (32) et 352 pages, vélin rigide de l'époque, couture surjetéee, pièce de titre a dos, Première édition, peu courante, de cette violente critique de la théorie de la circulation de l'air dans les poumons que Swammerdam fit paraitre en 1667 sous le titre "Tractatus physico-anatomico-medicus, de respiratione usuque pulmonum". Lamzweerde relate de très nombreuses expériences de physique et de physiologie humaine sur les principes de la circulation de l'air, mais ne parvient pas, alors qu'il critique mot à mot le texte de Swammerdam, à déconstruire la théorie post-cartésienne de la respiration du brillant microscopiste Amstellodamois ; la sienne reposant sur des présupposés aristotéliciens et un argumentaire scolastique. Toutefois l'ouvrage est illustré, dans le texte, d'un titre frontispice et de 16 belles fines illustrations, à pleine page, montrant de nombreuses illustrations d'anatomie des poumons. Passionnant ouvrage de polémique scientifique et médicale. Malgré un papier uniformément roussi, bon exemplaire dans son vélin d'origine et portant l'ex-libris imprimé du docteur François Moutier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia et antiquitates Universitatis Oxoniensis. Duobus voluminibus comprehensae. 2 in einem Band.

      Oxford, e theatro Sheldoniano, 1674. Fol. Mit einem illustr. Kupfertitel, einer gest. Titelvignette, einem gefalt. gest. Plan u. zahlr. gest. Vignetten u. Initialen (tlw. mit Portraits). 4 Bll., 414; 447 (1) S., 2 Bll., Ldr. d. Zt. a. 6 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe dieser frühen Geschichte der Universität Oxford. - Einband stark berieben u. bestoßen (Kanten tlw. mit Bezugsfehlstellen). Vordere Rückenkante durchg. eingerissen u. mit bis auf den Rücken reichenden Fehlstellen. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Cox III, 295; Lowndes 2982; MGG XIV, 843; Wing W 3385. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Wood, Historia et antiquitates Universitatis Oxoniensis, Universität Oxford, Großbritannien

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        Das Groß [Große] Planeten Buch [Planetenbuch]/ Sammt der Geomanci/ Physiognomi und Chyromanci. Darinnen was dem Menschen für Glück/ Unglück/ Reichthum/ Armut/ gut und böse Zeit begegnen soll. ANGEBUNDEN [mit eigenen Titelblatt]: Ein kurtzes Tractätlein Von der Schönen Uhralten Kunst der Chyromanci Vor Vielen Jahren von einem fürtrefflichen Chriomantica in Latein beschrieben/ Anjetzo aber ins Teutsch übersetzt/ Durch M. E. VV. A.

      Straßburg, Städel 1674; 2 Teile in 1 Band; (16) 330, 36 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten; Pergament der Zt. (Buchrücken um 1800 erneuert, Einband leicht fleckig, Schließbänder abgerissen, Seiten durchgehen gebräunt; sonst guter Zustand) Beliebtes und schon im 16. Jahrhundert aufgelegtes, sehr aufschlussreiches \"Bildungsbuch\" für das gemeine Volk. Neben Astrologie, Astronomie, Physiologie und Handlesekunst bietet das Buch Ratschläge für viele Lebenslagen, sowie auch Informationen über fremde Länder (\"Von dem neuen India\"). Eben das, was die Menschen bis heute interessiert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Aangezicht Rotterdam - Caspar Bouttats, 1674.

      Aangezicht Rotterdam - EEN VAN DE MAGHTIGHSTE STEDEN VAN HOLLANDTEts vervaardigd door Caspar Bouttats naar een tekening van Ioannes Peeters, uit het Thoneel der steden en stercken van "t Vereenight Nederlandt., uitgegeven te Antwerpen 1674. (1674 is ook het jaar waarin het schip van de Utrechtse domkerk instort.) Later gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 17 x 46,5 cm.Met links (in het Nederlands) en rechts (in het Frans) een loffelijke beschrijving van de stad: "ghelegen in Hollandt aen de Maes op de mondt vande rivier de Rotte, een myl van Schiedam en twee van Delft, is een schoone en wel beboude Stadt, die doorsnede wordt van vele waeteren, "t Vaederlandt vanden Hoog-gheleerden Desiderius Erasmus, alwaer hy in roode coper omtrent het Marckt-Velt op een overwelfde Brugge treffelijck staet uytghebeldt. Sy heeft in welvaren seer toeghenomen door het qualijck vaeren van Brabandt en Vlaenderen, mits veele rijcke Coopluyden hier nedersloeghen, datse nu can gerekent worden onder de maghtighste Steden van Hollandt."'Caspar Bouttats stamt uit een familie van Antwerpse graveurs. Hij was voorzitter van de Antwerpse Sint-Lucas gilde van 1690-1691. Hij graveerde veel portretten en dagelijkse gebeurtenissen. Op deze ets is de scheepvaart voor de stad nog bescheiden. Pas tweehonderd jaar na het verschijnen van de prent wordt Rotterdam een belangrijke havenstad.Prijs: € 750,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Kurtze Beschreibung der uralt weit-berühmten Statt Zürich. Samt den Waapen der wohlgeborenen edlen und bürgerlichen Geschlechter einer loblichen Burgerschaft zu Ehren herauss gegeben durch Conrad Meyer.

      (s.n.),, Zürich, 1674 - Zürich, (s.n.), 1674. 4°. 15 (statt 18) Bl., 56 Wappenkupfer, 3 n.n. Bl. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 1 gestochenen Tafel mit den Wappen der Vogteien und 2 emblematischen Kupfern. Pergamentband der Zeit mit einer heraldischen Wappenmalerei auf dem Vorderdeckel Originalausgabe des ersten Zürcher Wappenbuches. - Im vorliegenden Exemplar fehlen de 2 Porträts der Künstler und die Stadtansicht. - Gegenüber dem digitalisierten Vergleichsexemplar ist auf der letzten Wappentafel (56) das Wappen der "Erismann" noch nicht gestochen, jedoch namentlich erwähnt. Das Wappen Hegi fehlt ganz. Offensichtlich handelt es sich hier um einen "Frühdruck". Ob die fehlenden Blätter erst für die spätere Ausgabe beigebunden wurden, ist nicht belegt. Blatt 28 aus einem anderen Exemplar montiert. - Rückenkanten stellenweise angebrochen. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Beigelegt 5 Seiten eines heraldischen Manuskripts mit späterem Zürcher Wappen. Sprache: N Pergamentband der Zeit mit einer heraldischen Wappenmalerei auf dem Vorderdeckel

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        Macbeth, a Tragedy: With all the Alterations, Amendments, Additions, and New Songs. As it is now Acted at the Duke's Theatre

      London: Printed for P. Chetwin, 1674. THE SECOND QUARTO EDITION AND THE FIRST DAVENANT EDITION . 1 vol., 17 cm x 21.7 cm, (ii)66pp., small minor paper repair to extreme lower corner of A2 & D2. Bound in contemporary full paneled calf, expertly rebacked, pastedowns and endpapers renewed, internally clean and bright, a nice un-washed copy in for the most part a contemporary binding. Macbeth first appeared in the 1623 collected First Folio of Shakespeare, but was not published separately until the first quarto edition of 1673. Exceedingly rare the census locates only 3 or 4 copies in private hands. By 1673 Davenant's version was enjoying theatrical success in London and in response to this the first quarto edition of the play was issued, which included three additional witches' songs from Davenant's production. In 1674 the first full edition of Davenant's text appeared and both Philip Chetwin and A. Clark published quarto editions. Both of these printings include revised versions of several speeches, two new scenes which were entirely Davenant's own creation, and the three witches' songs. Even so, compared to other early editors, Davenant was relatively faithful to Shakespeare's text. This Chetwin edition is often thought to precede the Clark edition issued the same year by a matter of weeks or months, making the present copy the first Davenant edition and the second quarto edition overall. Both 1674 editions, and indeed all Restoration quartos of Macbeth, are extraordinarily rare. Pforzheimer did not own anything earlier than the 1687 Davenant reprint, and only a handful of 17th-century printings have appeared on the market in 25 years. Wing S-2930.

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        Radierung) Philipp Melanchthon.

      o. O. 1674 - 22,8 x 14,7 cm ( Bildgrösse), mit breiten Margen, Radierung von C. Meyer

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        A NEW LIGHT OF ALCHYMY (Alchemy). Taken out of the Fountain of Nature, and Manual Experience. To which is added A treatise of sulphur written by Micheel Sandivogius. Also nine books Of the nature of things, written by Paracelsus.

      London, Printed by A. Clark for Tho. Williams at the Golden Ball in Hosier - Lane, 1674.Also A chymical dictionary. All which are faithfully translated out of the Latin by J.F. M.D. (John French) 1674. In three parts each with a title page dated 1674, small 8vo, approximately 170 x 110 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, pages: [16], 1 - 352 last page blank, bound in full vellum, book - plate of L. F. Salzmann on first pastedown. Binding dusty and rubbed, corners bumped, title page dusty, small erasure mark, 3 small repairs to blank side, outer edge slightly trimmed, 2 old ink names, 1 page torn with loss, facsimile page inserted to give the missing text (see images attached to listing, the facsimile has a yellow tinge), 1 lower margin has small neat repair, margins have pale age - browning and are a little dusty, occasional brown spot, in the first part on Alchymy there are a few pointing hands and marginal notes and symbols in old ink, some pale staining to the bottom corners in the prelims, otherwise a good copy. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume 5, page 80 under Sedziwoj; Denis Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 544; Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume 1, page 220, No, 4328 listing first edition 1650. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Documenta Archivii Einsidlensis Digesta Labore, Et Industria [.] D. Placidi, Ejusdem Monasterii Abbatis [.] Ad perpetuam in posteris gloriam cedro [i.e. credo] dignissimi. Volumen quintum, complectens tres capsulas. [Litterarum Pfefficonensem districtum concernentium in tres partes divisio].

      Typis ejusdem Principalis Monasterii Einsidlensis Per Josephum Reymann. Anno Domini M.DC.LXXIV / Einsiedeln, Stiftsdruckerei (durch Faktor) Joseph Reymann 1674. - 4° (31.5 x 21.5 cm). 11 Bll. (Titel u. Index etc.), 264, 2 Bll., 98, 3 Bll. (davon 1 blanko), 40 SS. Titel in Rot und Schwarz, mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke, gest. Zierleisten, Initialen und Vignetten. Schöner Schriftsatz in Fraktur, Druck auf Büttenpapier (div. Wasserzeichen). HLdr. d.Zt. (ev. wenig später; Deckelbezug marginal etwas beschabt/korrodiert) mit mont. Rückenschild. Erste (einzige Original-) Ausgabe. Vorsätze leimschattig, Titelblatt u. 2 folgende Bll. marginal mit Feuchtigkeitsfleck, Schnitt u. äusserste Lagen etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Seiten unterschiedlich etwas fleckig (wenig störend). Etwas Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren, Dublettenstempel a. Vorsatz. Gesamthaft weitgehend sauberes, recht gutes Exemplar. 58. Druck der Stiftsdruckerei. - Ausgeschiedene Dublette der Stiftsbibliothek (Stempel). - Sprache je nach Quelle/Urkunde in Latein oder Deutsch. - swissbib mit nur 3 Standorten (jew. für alle 5 Bände). - G. v. Wyss 1895, p. 265; Professbuch Nr. 82 (Plazidus Reimann)/Bibliographie Nr. 2.V; PB Abt. Literatur über Einsiedeln, Abschn. I: Quellenwerke (die 5 Bände einzeln aufgeführt: der vorliegende Band 5 jedoch als III. aufgeführt); Benziger p. 258 (1674)/Nr. 58 bzw. p. 255/Nr. 9 für die 5 Bände, mit Anmerkung: ?Abt Plazidus Reymann fasste 1630 den Entschluss, die vorzüglichsten Akten und Urkunden des Stiftsarchivs dem Drucke zu übergeben und ordnete dieselben in 14 druckbereite Manuskriptbände, welche heute noch im Stiftsarchiv aufbewahrt werden. Im Drucke erschienen dann freilich nur 1665 und 1670 Bd. 1 und 2 mit den Einsiedlerurkunden, 1674 Bd. 5 über Pfäffikon, 1681 Bd. 14 über Ittendorf, 1695 Bd. 3 über St. Gerold, letzterer ohne Titel und Index. Die für den Gebrauch im Stifte bestimmten Exemplare erhielten neben den Seitenzahlen noch eigene gedruckte Signaturbezeichnungen, welche mit denjenigen des Archivs übereinstimmten.? Dies trifft auf die im vorliegenden Band neben den Seitenzahlen gedruckten Versalien W bis Y (entsprechend den archivierten ?Capsulae? vigesima prima bis tertia) so zu, denn z.B. im Titel zum ersten Abschnitt heisst es ?Capsula XXI. qua continentur litterae W? - Inhalt : I. Pfaerrliche Sachen / unnd andere Geistliche Gerechtigkeiten / Weltliche Gerechtigkeiten / Taferrens [? ev. Tafernen, Tavernen] Gerechtigkeit uber Wirth unnd Becken [Bäcker] / Fischentzen unnd Jagbarkeit / Schuldige Faehl / Uneheliche unnd Fündel Kind / Ehrschaetz / Lehen unnd etwelche gemeine Ding ; II. Ligende Güter / Zehendten / Verding unnd Bawzedel / Underschidliche Urbar und Roedel / underschidliche Gemeine Ding ; III. Von Guelt und Gueter Kauffen / Anschlag Kernen Zins / und Stewren / Kernen unnd Schmaltz Zins / Gelt Zins / unnd Guelt Brieff. - Der Inhalt entspricht im weiteren Sinn etwa einem sog. Landbuch resp. Land- oder Hofrecht für die Herrschaft Pfäffikon, mit Schwerpunkt auf spezifisch administrativen, verwaltungsrechtlichen, zivilrechtlichen und obligationenrechtlichen Materien. Dazu finden sich Urkunden seit Beginn des 14. Jahrhunderts. - Aus der Fülle von Detailinformationen mag hervorzuheben sein der Abschnitt : Secunda Classis: Jurisdictionalia Oder Weltliche Gerechtigkeiten, mit u.a. dem Hofbuch ?Eygne Hoffroedel und Grichts Ordnung / auch Hoffrecht / oder Hoffbuch der Hoffleuthen zu Pfeffikon? (in drei Abschnitten W/pp. 68-79). -- ?965 schenkte Kaiser Otto I. die grundherrlichen Rechte über Pfäffikon dem Kloster Einsiedeln [.]. [.] 1308 löste sich Pfäffikon von der Pfarrei Ufenau ab und bildete mit Freienbach eine neue Pfarrei. Pfäffikon war mit Burg und Gutshof des Grundherrn und dem Gesellen- oder Rathaus der Hofleute politisches und wirtschaftliches Zentrum des Vorderen Hofes (Pfäffikon, Freienbach, Hurden und Feusisberg). Die Bewohner bildeten eine eigene Genosssame. 1440 gelangte die Schirmvogtei an Schwyz. [.] 1451 wurde in der Burg das ewige Bündnis zwischen Luzern, Schwyz, Zug, Glarus und dem Abt von St. Gallen geschlossen, 1480 erfolgte dort die Wahl von Abt Konrad und 1516 die Ernennung [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Speyer und Worms ('Spir Palatinat - Worms Palatinat').

      - Kupferstich v. N. Cochin aus Les glorieuses conquêtes de Louis le Grand b. Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu, v. 1674, 35,5 x 50,5 Doll/Stein - Speyer - Ansichten aus vier Jahrhunderten 1492 - 1880, 1.4.04 (unser Zustand dort nicht bekannt!) - Zeigt 2 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - In der oberen Hälfte Speyer; unten Worms. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Nouveaux contes.

      Mons, Gaspar Migeon 1674 - Petit in-8 de 168 pp. Maroquin rouge, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, double filet or sur les coupes, doublures de maroquin vert ornées d'une large dentelle dorée, doubles gardes de papier marbré, tranches dorées sur marbures, quelques marges hautes ou basses rognées plus court. Reliure en maroquin doublé de maroquin du XIXè siècle. 154 x 102 mm. LA PLUS RARE EDITION ORIGINALE, SAISIE ET INTERDITE, D’UNE GRANDE ŒUVRE LITTERAIRE DE JEAN DE LA FONTAINE, IMPRIMEE SUBREPTICEMENT EN 1674. Rochambeau, p. 1673, 0 21 ; Tchemerzine, III, 858. « Edition originale extrêmement rare » (A. Claudin, Bibliographie des Editions originales, p. 54). « Edition Originale, extrêmement rare publiée clandestinement. La Fontaine n’ayant pu obtenir un privilège. Elle contient 17 Contes (dont Les Trocqueurs) » (Tchemerzine). Une impression clandestine saisie sur ordre de La Reynie. L’UN DES PLUS BEAUX EXEMPLAIRES APPARUS SUR LE MARCHE DEPUIS UN SIECLE. Grand de marges (hauteur 154 mm), sa largeur est exceptionnelle (largeur des feuillets 102 mm) ; le fameux exemplaire « Lignerolles » vendu en 1894 était plus court de marges : Hauteur 151 mm. L’exemplaire Mortimer Schiff mesurait 152 mm ; quant à l’exemplaire Rochebilière conservé dans sa reliure de l’époque, décrit par Claudin en1930, il avait une hauteur identique au nôtre, soit 154 mm. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE DANS UNE RELIURE EN MAROQUIN JANSENISTE RICHEMENT DOUBLEE. Provenance : Robert Hoe (ex-libris n° 1962 du catalogue de vente aux enchères de la première partie de sa bibliothèque, New York, 1911). Louis Barthou (vignette ex-libris, n° 496 du catalogue de vente aux enchères de la seconde partie de sa bibliothèque, Paris, 1935). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vita R. P. Fr. Hieronymi Savonarolae ferrariensis, ord. praedicatorum.

      Paris: Sumptibus Ludovici Billaine 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). Vol. I of II. Frontis., [18] ff., 385 [i.e., 375], [1] pp. Plates.. 1674 Authoritative edition of Savonarola's biography first printed in the 1530's, the volume in hand containing both the entire "life" and the famous compendium of his revelations. Count Giovanni Francesco Pico della Mirandola (1469–1533, not to be confused with his uncle Giovanni, the famous philosopher, 1463–94) knew Savonarola personally, and witnessed his martyrdom in 1498. After years of writing and revising, and reviews by friends who also knew Savonarola, his biography was finally finished in 1530 and later translated anonymously into Italian. The present edition is in Latin and was edited by Jacques Quétif (1618–98), a Dominican priest working chez Louis Billaine in Paris — France of the Ancien Régime regarding Savonarola as an authentic spiritual leader and not "just" the vexatious Dominican priest who antagonized Alexander VI, spoke out against humanism, and was excommunicated and executed for heresy. The text is printed in roman and italic with side- and shouldernotes, and decorated with a few woodcut initials, headpieces and tail ornaments, with a separate section title for the Compendium revelationum, introduced with a preface by Florentine poet Girolamo Benivieni (1453–1542). A colophon at the end of the Lamentatio sponsae Christi (final leaf) is dated 1537 for the Venetian edition by Tridino. In addition to a finely engraved frontispiece portrait of Savonarola, there are => eight plates, numbering four engraved coats of arms, for the Atestina, Medici, Borgia and Sforza families, and => four large foldout letterpress family trees, for the author's family, the Atestina, Medici, and Borgia, who are all related in some way or another to Savonarola's story. Vellum over boards with yapp edges, ink title to spine and blue speckled edges; vol. II, "Additiones," not present. Unnoticeable pin-type wormhole to frontispiece, title-page rubbed with loss to part of two words and with small hole to its blank area; small spottings to Medici fold-out plate and a few other leaves; Borgia fold-out plate repaired and with a diamond-shaped waterstain; a few tears in lower margins, two resulting in a bit of loss and one of these given an old repair.

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        The works...consisting of those which were formerly printed: and those which he design'd for the press, now published out of the authors original copies. The fourth edition.

      London: Henry Herringman (pr. by J.M.) Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). Frontis., [42], 41, [1 (blank)], 80, [4], 70 (59/60 skipped in pagination, text uninterrupted), 154, 23, [1 (blank)], 148 pp.. 1674 Cowley's collected poems in their fourth edition, beginning with a good impression of => the frontispiece portrait engraved by Faithorne, "an account of the life and writings" of the poet signed by T. Spratt, and two odes on Cowley's death by Thomas Higgons and Sir John Denham. Once considered the epitome of his era's wit, the author of "The Mistress" (verses in honor of love and various women, included in this volume) suffered a notable decline in popularity in subsequent years, prompting Pope's musing "Who now reads Cowley? . . . but still I love the language of his heart." And indeed despite the vagaries of reputation he has always had his worthy appreciators. Cowley's Pindaric odes are present here, as are the "Davideis" and "Davideidos"; also set forth are the "delightful little prose Essays (with verse interwoven)" for which The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature believes Cowley will most ultimately be remembered. Some sections have separate title-pages, bearing the same publisher and date information as the main Provenance: Front pastedown with small armorial bookplate and with bookseller's ticket from Cambridge, England. 17th-century mottled calf, rebacked at some point in the 19th century and again more recently with hinges carefully reinforced (inside); spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title label, covers showing the predictable acid-etching. Varying degrees of browning to pages; scattered incidents of worming in lower inner and outer margins, almost never affecting text. => A handsome book in a binding both sturdy and attractive.

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        Study of three horses and a man.

      1674 - The study shows three different views of a horse: side view, front view and back view. Pen and brown ink with brown and grey-brown wash on thin laid paper, 153 x 221 mm. Within graphite ruled border, tipped onto thick paper. Signed and dated in brown ink lower left: 'Jean de la Chambre 1674 12/8'. Very small tear in lower edge and minor creasing far left, otherwise in excellent condition. Lit.: Thieme Becker; Van der Willigen, Haarlem, pp. 109-112. In the Rijksmuseum (Rijksprentkabinet) a drawing in similar style of a Roman soldier on a horse, signed and dated 'Jean de la Chambre 1678 9/27' [not 1624, as is stated on the website]. Jean de la Chambre was the son of a famous Haarlem schoolmaster and succeeded his father as such. His drawings are very rare.

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        Oeuvres diverses du Sieur D*** avec le traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, traduit du Grec de Longin.

      Paris: Claude Barbin (pr. by Denys Thierry) 4to (25.3 cm, 10"). Frontis., [4], 178, [12], [3]–102, [10 (index & colophon)] pp., 1 plt.. 1674 Early edition, following the first of 1670; this is the first edition to appear under the Oeuvres title, and contains nine satires, the first four epistles, L'art poëtique, and a number of other shorter pieces, followed by the Traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, translated from Longinus. The handsomely printed volume has much of its text set in italic type, decorated with woodcut tailpieces, typographic and woodcut headpieces, and ornamental capitals. Margins are generous, layout is attractive. P. Landry designed and engraved the classically themed frontispiece, with the plate preceding Le Lutrin having been done by F. Chausseau. Binding: 19th-century signed binding by Léon Gruel: Oxblood morocco framed in gilt double fillets containing a background of gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis around a central ornamented cartouche. Spine gilt extra, with elaborate gilt-stamped inner dentelles over silk endpapers. All edges gilt over marbling. => Silk bookmarker woven with binder's information! Provenance: Front fly-leaf with armorial bookplate of New York attorney and book collector Frederic Robert Halsey, and with decorative medieval-inspired bookplate of "G.E." Volume with laid-in handwritten note signed by Gruel, on Gruel-Engelmann letterhead, dated 1892. Binding as above, nearly perfect save for just a touch of rubbing to the spine extremities, in cloth-covered slipcase, worn, with cloth starting to split over edges. Frontispiece and title-page separating from binding; title with red-tinted signs, near edges, that the marbling process did not go entirely smoothly; upper margins of several other leaves with hints of very faint waterstaining. Otherwise, clean and quite lovely.

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        Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique, qui n'ont point esté encore publiez.

      Paris: Louis Billaine 4to (23.7 cm, 9.4"). [8] ff., 262, 35, [1 (blank)] 23, [1 (blank)], 49, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 81, [1 (blank)] pp., 4 maps (3 fold. of 4), 13 plts. (3 fold.). 1674 First edition of this collection of significant and interesting voyages, edited by a scholar and book collector who served in the employ of Louis XIV before being appointed Keeper of the King's Library at St. James by Charles II. The compilation includes French-language travelogues of Barbados, the Nile River, Ethiopia, "l'Empire du Prète-Jean," Guiana, Jamaica, and the English colonies, with illustrations including banana and palmetto trees, Caribbean pottery, and maps of New England, Jamaica (including Florida and the Antilles), and Barbados. Some of both the voyages and the maps make their first published appearances here—among them the New England map depicting the Maryland and Virginia coastlines, engraved by R. Michault after one contained in Richard Blome's Description of the Island of Jamaica, part of which work appears here translated into French. Altogether, a volume notable both for its strong African and North American content and for the aesthetic appeal of its plates and pleasingly ornamented typography. Recent 17th-century style mottled calf with covers framed in a gilt roll and double-panelled in gilt fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and gilt-stamped decorative devices. Several pages (not including title) and the versos of a few plates stamped by a now-defunct institution. Paper slightly embrittled. Light waterstaining to a number of leaves and plates, mostly in margins; the first map with two repairs. One leaf (blank?) prior to Colonies Angloises excised; lacking the folding map of the Nile. A good copy, in a handsome binding of recent vintage and contemporaneous style.

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        Das Groß [Große] Planeten Buch [Planetenbuch]/ Sammt der Geomanci/ Physiognomi und Chyromanci. Darinnen was dem Menschen für Glück/ Unglück/ Reichthum/ Armut/ gut und böse Zeit begegnen soll. ANGEBUNDEN [mit eigenen Titelblatt]: Ein kurtzes Tractätlein Von der Schönen Uhralten Kunst der Chyromanci Vor Vielen Jahren von einem fürtrefflichen Chriomantica in Latein beschrieben/ Anjetzo aber ins Teutsch übersetzt/ Durch M. E. VV. A.

      Straßburg Städel 1674 - 2 Teile in 1 Band; (16) 330, 36 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten; Pergament der Zt. (Buchrücken um 1800 erneuert, Einband leicht fleckig, Schließbänder abgerissen, Seiten durchgehen gebräunt; sonst guter Zustand) Beliebtes und schon im 16. Jahrhundert aufgelegtes, sehr aufschlussreiches "Bildungsbuch" für das gemeine Volk. Neben Astrologie, Astronomie, Physiologie und Handlesekunst bietet das Buch Ratschläge für viele Lebenslagen, sowie auch Informationen über fremde Länder ("Von dem neuen India"). Eben das, was die Menschen bis heute interessiert. 0,000 gr.

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        The Book of Rates, Now used in the Sin Custom-house Of the Church and Court of Rome. Containing The Bulls, Dispensations, & Parsons for all manner of Villanies and Wickednesse, with the several sums of Monies given and to be paid for them.

      London: Printed for Benjamin Southwood, 1674. Second edition. Small quarto. [8], 22pp [i.e. 25pp], [7]. Later paper wraps, a little chipped. From the Mendham Collection, with pencilled shelfmarks, a few short notes in Joseph Mendham's hand, and the bookplate of the Law Society to FEP. Ink inscription of John Bridges to verso of final blank. Occasional shaving/loss to pagination of column headings, paper flaw to C4, without loss of sense. Extraordinary catalogue of the costs to receive Pardons for a wide variety of sins, a.k.a. "Merchandise at the Popish Market." The most contemporaneously horrifying sins are censored in our copy, namely on p. 5, removing reference to the loss of "stones" or "privy members" amongst the clergy (GBP 50 and 112 respectively). On p. 13 are censored 3 references to "Buggery" for which the Indulgence Rate is GBP 90 (sic). And yet the Indulgence Rate for a parent who murders their own child is only GBP 4. If both parents strangle the child together the Indulgence Rate increases to GBP 6. But if a stranger murders an infant he/she pays only 3, i.e. less than it costs for the pardon of a woman who miscarries (4). The Indulgence Rate for a priest who conducts carnal relations with a woman of any sort is GBP 36, the same rate for a nun "having played the whore." Costs of Papal dispensation for Jews are considerable: GBP 300 for a Jew having a Synagogue in his own house; 600 for erecting a new public Synagogue; and 60 for a Jew who practices "Physick or Chyrurgery." The author is described as the "late Confessor-General of the Kingdome of Ireland, and now through the mercy of God Minister of the Gospel according to the Reformed Religion." In other words, Egan (or Egane) was an Irish Franciscan friar who left the Catholic faith for the Church of England. But according to the "Athenae Oxonienses" (1691) vol. 1, col. 867, after his conversion Egan went to Oxford "more for the sake of relief than study. And after he had continued there about 4 months, in which time he obtained the charity of 60 l. or more from several colleges and private persons, he went to Cambridge thinking to obtain there the like sum, and when that was done, to return, as 'twas commonly then reported, to his former religion." The Mendham copy (Catalogue of the Mendham Collection, 1871, p. 100).

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        Aangezicht Rotterdam - Caspar Bouttats, 1674.

      Aangezicht Rotterdam - EEN VAN DE MAGHTIGHSTE STEDEN VAN HOLLANDTEts vervaardigd door Caspar Bouttats naar een tekening van Ioannes Peeters, uit het Thoneel der steden en stercken van "t Vereenight Nederlandt., uitgegeven te Antwerpen 1674. (1674 is ook het jaar waarin het schip van de Utrechtse domkerk instort.) Later gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 17 x 46,5 cm.Met links (in het Nederlands) en rechts (in het Frans) een loffelijke beschrijving van de stad: "ghelegen in Hollandt aen de Maes op de mondt vande rivier de Rotte, een myl van Schiedam en twee van Delft, is een schoone en wel beboude Stadt, die doorsnede wordt van vele waeteren, "t Vaederlandt vanden Hoog-gheleerden Desiderius Erasmus, alwaer hy in roode coper omtrent het Marckt-Velt op een overwelfde Brugge treffelijck staet uytghebeldt. Sy heeft in welvaren seer toeghenomen door het qualijck vaeren van Brabandt en Vlaenderen, mits veele rijcke Coopluyden hier nedersloeghen, datse nu can gerekent worden onder de maghtighste Steden van Hollandt."'Caspar Bouttats stamt uit een familie van Antwerpse graveurs. Hij was voorzitter van de Antwerpse Sint-Lucas gilde van 1690-1691. Hij graveerde veel portretten en dagelijkse gebeurtenissen. Op deze ets is de scheepvaart voor de stad nog bescheiden. Pas tweehonderd jaar na het verschijnen van de prent wordt Rotterdam een belangrijke havenstad.Prijs: € 750,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Beth-Hak-Kodesh. Or the separation and consecration of places in God's publick service and worship. And the reverence due unto them vindicated.

      London, printed for Thomas Dring, at the Harrow, over against the Inner Temple-gate, in Fleet-street. 1674. 12mo., (24) + 164pp., complete with the initial imprimatur leaf (A1), wormtracks affect lower margins throughout, occasionally with loss of a single letter of text, small tear in margin of leaf F4 with loss of single letter on recto, contemporary sheep, unlettered, spine and corners rather worn but sound. From the 17th century library of John Rawlett with his signature> ('Jo Rawlet') on front free endpaper, and the shelf mark 'N61' on tag affixed to lower board. First and only edition: scarce. Apparently not in BL. Wing W.1347. A theological essay by the vicar of Whittingham in Northumberland, dedicated to Guy Carleton, Bishop of Bristol. The provenance of this copy is of some note. John Rawlet (or Rawlett), 1642-86, was the famous Tamworth nonconformist preacher and poet. He was closely associated with Richard Baxter, with whose help he became a writer on theology, their correspondence still being extant. At his death in 1686, Rawlet bequeathed his library of 912 volumes to the town of Tamworth for the use of scholars, provided that a public library for their use could be established, and a room was set aside in an almshouse in the town, though without suitable security or care. The library 'contained mainly theology, but also classical and English literature and history, and an imperfect medieval MS Bible, illuminated. It was housed in Guy's Almshouses until 1868 and was then moved to the Grammar School. In 1932 the Trustees of Rawlet's Charity, with the consent of the Charity Commissioners, sold the library at auction and applied the proceeds of the sale to the purposes of the charity.' [Perkin, A Directory of the Parochial Libraries of the Church of England>, 2004, p.367].

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        ICONES & DESCRIPTIONES VARIORUM PLANTARUM SICILIAE, MELITAE, GALLIAE, & ITALIAE.

      Theatro Sheldoniano, (Oxford) 1674 - . Quarum unaquaeque proprio charactere signata, ab aliis ejusdem classis facile distinguitur. Auctore Paulo Boccone Panormitano Siculo, serenissimi magni Hetruriae ducis olim botanico. -Un volume (18x23,7 cm) di (8)-96-(8) pagine. Con 52 tavole botaniche incise nel testo. Vecchia nota di possesso alla pagina di titolo, datata 1690. Minimi restauri all'angolo superiore delle prime tre carte. Le ultime quattro carte (8pp) sono occupate dalla dedica del curatore, Robert Motison, a Charles Hatton. In lingua latina. Legatura inglese coeva in piena pelle, ma il dorso è stato completamente rifatto (in modo professionale). Ottimo esemplare genuino di questo raffinato libro di botanica di Sicilia, Malta, Francia e Italia (ma in realtà quasi completamente dedicato alla Sicilia). Paolo Boccone (1633-1704) "raccolse e studiò le numerose e diverse specie di piante tipiche delle varie regioni, contemporaneamente osservando qualsiasi evento naturale che si presentasse alla propria attenzione con spirito, se non sempre critico, certo chiarificatore e analizzatore. Delle piante raccolte dette per primo una classificazione, obbedendo in ciò a quella che era ormai sentita come urgente necessità dai naturalisti del Seicento, posti di fronte ad una quantità sempre crescente di specie naturali, che le nuove esplorazioni ed il più vivo spirito di osservazione avevano portato alla conoscenza umana. Per queste ragioni il B. fu considerato uno degli iniziatori degli studi sistematici sulla flora europea, e come tale acquistò solida fama presso i contemporanei e gli studiosi del secolo successivo." (Isabella Sermonti Spada, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani)

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        1564 Latin Bible - New Testament

      Hardcover. Good. New Testament measures 6.5" x 4.5" x 2.5". Inside the front cover there are 4 hand written notations dated 1674, 1778, 1948, and 1958.

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        Arcana Clericalia, Or, the Mysteries of Clarkship: Being A sure way of Setling Estates by Deeds, Fines, and Recoveries [with] The Several Forms of Instruments Relating to the Affairs of Merchants, and Traders [with] a third work [etc.]. Wing B2905

      London: Printed for Henry Twyford, in Vine-Court Middle-Temple, 1674. Contemporary unlettered blind-ruled sheep, rubbed, but quite sound and clean, with the frontispiece and analytic conveyancing table; the Taussig copy First edition (variant) of the successful, eminently practical work by a Gray's Inn barrister and others on conveyancing and other commercial matters, the frontispiece depicting the interior of an Inn of Court, with barristers teaching law students

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        Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique, qui n'ont point esté encore publiez.

      Paris: Louis Billaine 4to (23.7 cm, 9.4"). [8] ff., 262, 35, [1 (blank)] 23, [1 (blank)], 49, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 81, [1 (blank)] pp., 4 maps (3 fold. of 4), 13 plts. (3 fold.). 1674 First edition of this collection of significant and interesting voyages, edited by a scholar and book collector who served in the employ of Louis XIV before being appointed Keeper of the King's Library at St. James by Charles II. The compilation includes French-language travelogues of Barbados, the Nile River, Ethiopia, "l'Empire du Prète-Jean," Guiana, Jamaica, and the English colonies, with illustrations including banana and palmetto trees, Caribbean pottery, and maps of New England, Jamaica (including Florida and the Antilles), and Barbados. Some of both the voyages and the maps make their first published appearances here—among them the New England map depicting the Maryland and Virginia coastlines, engraved by R. Michault after one contained in Richard Blome's Description of the Island of Jamaica, part of which work appears here translated into French. Altogether, a volume notable both for its strong African and North American content and for the aesthetic appeal of its plates and pleasingly ornamented typography. Recent 17th-century style mottled calf with covers framed in a gilt roll and double-panelled in gilt fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and gilt-stamped decorative devices. Several pages (not including title) and the versos of a few plates stamped by a now-defunct institution. Paper slightly embrittled. Light waterstaining to a number of leaves and plates, mostly in margins; the first map with two repairs. One leaf (blank?) prior to Colonies Angloises excised; lacking the folding map of the Nile. A good copy, in a handsome binding of recent vintage and contemporaneous style.

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        Afbeeldinge van de bloedige batailje, voorgevallen tusschen het Franse leger, onder den Prins van Condé, en dat van de geallieerde, als den keyser, Spaense .. en Prince van Orangien. Op den 11 Augusti 1674.

      Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick, 1674.Broadside with large engraving with on the left side Charleroy and on the right side Mariomont and below letterpress in three columns. Ca. 49 x 37,5 cm.The Battle of Seneffe was fought on 11 August 1674 between the French army under the command of Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé and the Dutch-German-Spanish army under William III of Orange. During the Franco-Dutch war, William III commanded a Dutch-German-Spanish army through the southern Netherlands into the territory of Northern France. France defended this area with an army under Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé. For five weeks the two armies manoeuvred without getting into combat with each other. On the 10th of August, William III decided to head for Paris in order to force the enemy into fighting.Condé sent a detachment of about 500 horsemen to keep the Dutch vanguard busy near the village of Seneffe, blocking the advance of William. In the meantime, Condé tried to surround the 60,000 allied troops with the 45,000 men at his disposal.The horsemen managed to keep the Dutch vanguard busy, but the envelopment of the main allied force failed. After ten hours Condé had 8,000 dead or wounded and William - 11,000, with the allied troops retreating from the battlefield. - (Some small marginal repairs). - FineMuller, Historieplaten, 2554; Atlas van Stolk 2599.

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        Imagini delli dei de gl'antichi di Vincenzo Cartari reggiano. Ridotte da capo à piedi alle loro reali, & non più per l'adietro osseruate simiglianze. Cavate da' Marmi, Bronzi, Medaglie, Gioie, et altre memorie antiche; con esquisito studio, et particolare diligenza da Lorenzo Pignoria Padoano. Aggionteui le annotationi del medesimo sopra tutta l'opera et un discurso intorno le deità dell Indie Orientali.

      (Nicolo Pezzane?), Venezia 1674 - ( Nicolo Pezzane) 1674 In-4 (220 x 155), 368 pp.Copiosamente ilustrado con xilografias en b y n. La encuadernación es una rara ya maculatura original de la época (previa para posterior encuadernación) muy desgajada en el lomo. Presenta otros defectos a comentar:En la portada la parte inferior está restaurada y escrito a pluma una fecha 1664 (sic), en la contratapa un ex-libris perteneciente a Albert Culat ( Dibujo del celebre exlibrista J.Renart).El interior está bastante fresco y bien conservado, carece de hoja respeto ( en blanco) al final del volumen.( ver imágenes) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF LAPLAND WHEREIN ARE SHEWED THE ORIGINAL MANNERS, HABITS, MARRIAGES, CONJURATIONS, &C. OF THAT PEOPLE

      Oxford: Theater, 1674. First English Edition. Hardcover. Occasional foxing or stain; short closed tear to one leaf with no loss. Leather cracked, dry, and peeling, but sound. Very Good. Small folio (7-1/4" x 11") in worn contemporary calf leather with a modern leather spine; vi, 147, [1] pages. First edition in English of a study of the geography, natural history, and inhabitants of Lapland, originally published in Latin the previous year. Cox I, 178; Wing S851. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a folding map, and 26 large woodcut text engravings, including the FIRST DEPICTION IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK OF A PERSON SKIING. Both covers bear the arms of Henry Yelverton (1664-1704), 15th Baron Grey de Ruthyn and Viscount de Longueville. Lapland is the least densely populated area of Finland. The Sami people, traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are the northernmost indigenous people of Europe and are widely credited with being the inventors of the ski.

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        Oeuvres diverses du Sieur D*** avec le traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, traduit du Grec de Longin.

      Paris: Claude Barbin (pr. by Denys Thierry) 4to (25.3 cm, 10"). Frontis., [4], 178, [12], [3]?-102, [10 (index & colophon)] pp., 1 plt.. 1674 Early edition, following the first of 1670; this is the first edition to appear under the Oeuvres title, and contains nine satires, the first four epistles, L'art poëtique, and a number of other shorter pieces, followed by the Traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, translated from Longinus. The handsomely printed volume has much of its text set in italic type, decorated with woodcut tailpieces, typographic and woodcut headpieces, and ornamental capitals. Margins are generous, layout is attractive. P. Landry designed and engraved the classically themed frontispiece, with the plate preceding Le Lutrin having been done by F. Chausseau. Binding: 19th-century signed binding by Léon Gruel: Oxblood morocco framed in gilt double fillets containing a background of gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis around a central ornamented cartouche. Spine gilt extra, with elaborate gilt-stamped inner dentelles over silk endpapers. All edges gilt over marbling. => Silk bookmarker woven with binder's information! Provenance: Front fly-leaf with armorial bookplate of New York attorney and book collector Frederic Robert Halsey, and with decorative medieval-inspired bookplate of "G.E." Volume with laid-in handwritten note signed by Gruel, on Gruel-Engelmann letterhead, dated 1892. Binding as above, nearly perfect save for just a touch of rubbing to the spine extremities, in cloth-covered slipcase, worn, with cloth starting to split over edges. Frontispiece and title-page separating from binding; title with red-tinted signs, near edges, that the marbling process did not go entirely smoothly; upper margins of several other leaves with hints of very faint waterstaining. Otherwise, clean and quite lovely.

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        Tractatus Mathematico-juridicus in partes duas: prior: Metrologiam Posterior: Miliologiam exhibet distributus. (Angebunden:) MARS=MANN, Georg, Kurtze jedoch Gründliche Nachricht Von des Sächsischen Meilen = Rechts, Uhrsprung und Eigenschafft/ Wie auch Von der Sächsischen und Breßlauischen Meile/ und wie selbige zu maessen/ Benebenst einer nützlichen Außführung von der Natur und Art der Außfälle. Epistola dedicatoria in qua explicatur succincte Jus Civitatum Saxonicarum Milliarium, Das Städtische Meilen-Recht. Leipzig, Jn Verlag Friedrich Arnsts Buchhändlers zu Budißin/ Druckts Christoph Uhmann, 1674.

      Jena, Sumtibus Friderici Arnstii, 1674. 8vo. Kollation: (I:) Titelblatt mit schönem Druckersignet in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, (10), 448, (40) S.; (II:) Titelblatt, (5), 80, (40) S. Zeitgenössischer Lederband auf vier Bünden geheftet mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Monogramm auf Vorderdeckel: B S Z 1674 (= Bibliotheca Senatus Zittaviensis) Meilenrecht oder \"Bann-Gerechtigkeit\" beschreibt ein städtisches Privileg, innerhalb einer bestimmten Zone bestimmte Vorrechte ausüben zu können. Dies betraf in erster Linie das Bierbrau- und Herbergsrecht, also das \"Gaststätten\"- und \"Hotel\"-Gewerbe. Das Meilenrecht fiel in die Zuständigkeit der Landesfürsten, die das Maß für dieses Meilenrecht bestimmten. Unter das Meilenrecht fallen dann auch alle Wege und Straßen, die durch dieses Gebiet führen. Marsmann oder Marschmann war im 17. Jahrhundert Doktor der Rechtswissenschaft und Syndicus in Bautzen. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Bouttats aus Gualdo Priorato, "Descritione del distretto della Citta di Colonia con li suoi termini, confini, Villaggi e Terre &c".

      - 1674, 30 x 44 Westorientierte Karte der Umgebung von Köln. Gebiet: Godorf, Frechen, Pulheim, Lev.- Hitdorf, Mülheim.

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        A treatise of tenures. Containing the original, nature, use, and effect of feudal or common-law tenures.

      First Irish edition and, notably, printed for a => woman publisher. Sir Geoffrey (also given as Jeffrey or Jeffray) Gilbert (1674-1726), an eminent English judge, became chief baron of the Irish exchequer to the acclaim of all and sundry -- until a case he was hearing put the Irish House of Lords in direct conflict with the British, leading to his brief imprisonment and, though much of the situation was beyond his control, much subsequent blame from the Irish for the passing of the Dependency of Ireland on Great Britain Act of 1719. During his otherwise more fortunate career, Gilbert wrote a number of legal works, none of which were published until after his death but all of which were well-received upon their appearance.This particular treatise was => praised by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1815, and by John Adams; it appears here in its first Irish and third overall edition, following the first of 1730.

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        Quinto libro degli elementi d' Euclide, ovvero scienza universale delle proporzioni spiegata colla dottrina del Galileo . Aggiuntevi cose varie, e del Galileo, e del Torricelli.

      Florence, Condotta, 1674 [colophon: 1676] - [bound with:] Enodatio problematum universis geometri propositorum . Praemissis, horum occasione, tentamentis variis ad solutionem ilustriss veterum problematis de anguli trisectioni. Florence, Gugliantini, 1677.2 works in one vol, 4to (232 x 166 mm), I: pp [xii] 284; with two engraved plates and woodcut diagrams in text; II: [viii] 63, with four folding engraved plates; slight browning to a few leaves, fine copies in contemporary calf £6000I. First edition, second and first complete issue (see below) of this major Galilean text, an assembly of previously unpublished writings by Galileo, together with pieces by Torricelli and Viviani himself. Viviani (1622-1703), Galileo's distinguished pupil, amanuensis, and biographer, was given by Cardinal de' Medici a fragment of Galileo manuscript demonstrating the fifth and seventh propositions of Euclid, book V, both concerned with size and proportionality. This fragment is published here (pp 61-78) together with other writings of Galileo (pp 79-113), Viviani's own completion of Galileo's demonstration (pp. 1-60), writings by Torricelli, and fragments of an unpublished dialogue by Galileo.Viviani himself, 'with the rigor and prolixity of the ancients, . devoted an appendix to geometric problems, among which was one on the trisection of an angle, solved by the use of the cylindrical spiral or of a cycloid; another was the problem of duplicating the cube, solved by means of conics or of the cubic xy2 = k' (DSB).There are two recorded issues of this work; the present copy is intermediate between these two. The first edition appeared in 1674, with text paginated to 149, followed by three unnumbered pages of addenda and privilege; the work was reissued in 1676, with a further section written in answer to questions posed by a Leiden student in 1675, the two plates, and the dedication dated 16 May 1676, although the titlepage date remained 1674. See Gamba 1048 (résumé in Riccardi).II. First edition of this treatise on the problem of trisecting an angle. Viviani presents a method based on the equilaterial hyperbola or the conchoid.I Carli and Favaro 339; Cinti 151; Riccardi I.2 625.2; II Riccardi I.2 627.4

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        The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

      London: Printed for George Calvert, at the Golden-Ball in Little-Britain, 1674. The Thirteenth Edition. Half Leather. Good. With his Life and Death [signed: ?????????????]; a brief table of the principal Heads, and some other new additions. Newly bound in a luxurious three quarters green Nigerian goatskin morocco, pale brown cloth, five raised bands, gilt title and date to spine, gilt rules to compartments and corners, page edges stained yellow, possibly contemporary. No portrait frontis. One of the transcendent literary masterpieces of the English Renaissance, this edition - one of several published around the period - also contains 'Certain Sonnets Never before Printed', Sidney's esteemed 'The Defence of Poesie', an influential and pioneering essay of literary criticism, and the poem 'Astrophel and Stella.' A preface of a letter by Sidney to his sister the Countess of Pembroke is followed by 'The Life and Death of Sir Philip Sidney'. Also some 30 Latin epigrams in honour of Sidney, who died in Holland in 1586 of his wounds from the battle of Zutphen. Browning and mottling to pages, the odd scattered mark, a small dampstain to upper corner affecting some pages to rear - nothing serious - and internally overall a decent, clean copy. Margins occasionally uneven, which appears to be more a printing issue than any uneven trimming, but no loss of text. Sm. folio. (30.5cm x 21cm) tp, A2, b-d2, B-Z3, Aa-Zz3, Aaa-Iii3. [32], 624, [26]. pp. 576 is followed by 541-564 and then by pp. 601-614 but the content on these pages is in order. An expert and stylishly executed binding, will look most attractive on the shelf.

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        Aristotelis De Arte Rhetorica Libri Tres. Graece et Latine. Editi Cvra Christopheri Schraderi. Editio Tertia. [Druckermarke] Helmaestadi, Typis & sumptibus Henningi Mulleri Academ. Typogr. MDCLXXII (Helmstedt, Henning Müller 1672). [Und ders.:] Christophori Schraderi De Rhetoricorvm Aristotelis Sententia Et Vsv Commentarius. [Druckermarke] Helmestadi, Typis & Sumtibus[sic !] Henrici Davidis Mülleri, Acad. Jul. Typogr. Anno MDCLXXIV (Helmstedt, Heinrich David Müller 1674). [Und ders..] Christophori Schraderi Dispositiones Epistolicae. Eloquentiae studiosis in Academia Iulia traditae. Editio Tertia. [Druckermarke] Helmestadii Typis & sumptibus Henrici Davidis Mülleri, Acad. Jul. Typogr. Anno MDCLXXIV (Helmstedt, Heinrich David Müller 1674). [Und ders.:] Christophori Schraderi Dispositiones Oratoriae Ad ductum Rhetoricae Aristotelis concinnatae. Editio Tertia. Helmestadii Typis & sumptibus Henrici Davidis Mülleri, Acad. Jul. Typogr. Anno MDCLXXIV (Helmstedt, Heinric

      Helmstedt, Müller 1674..

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        TYPUS ORBIS TERRARUM’. Double hemisphere world map, showing a large Terra Australis Incognita and California as an island. Symbols representing sun, moon and the four elements in corners and spandrels.

      Matthaeus Merian 1674 - 17x25cm. Full hand colour. Excellent condition. Uncommon. Shirley 356(A).

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        The Book of Rates, Now used in the Sun Custom-house Of the Church and Court of Rome Containing The Bulls, Dispensations, & Parsons for all manner of Villanies and Wickednesse, with the several sums of Monies given and to be paid for them Published By Anthony Egane, B D late Confessor-General of the Kingdome of Ireland, and now through the mercy of God Minister of the Gospel according to the Reformed Religion

      London: Printed for Benjamin Southwood, 1674. [8], 22pp [i.e. 25pp], [7]. Later paper wraps, a little chipped. From the Mendham Collection, with pencilled shelfmarks, a few short notes in Joseph Mendham's hand, and the bookplate of the Law Society to FEP. Ink inscription of John Bridges to verso of final blank. Occasional shaving/loss to pagination of column headings, paper flaw to C4, without loss of sense. The most contemporaneously horrifying (and thus also some of the most costly!) sins seemingly censored, with surface rubbing to E3 (removing reference to the loss of 'stones' or 'privy members' amongst the clergy), c3 (removing reference to buggery) Wing E246.. Second Edition. Quarto.

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        Een kort beskrffning uppå trenne reesor och peregrinationer, sampt konungarijket Japan: I. Beskrifwes een reesa / som genom Asia / Africa och många andra hedniska konungarijken /. förrättat aff Nils Matson Kiöping. II. Beskriwes een reesa till OstIndien / China och Japan: III. . om förbenembde stoora och mächta konungarijketz Japan tillstånd /. förrättat och beskrefwen aff Oloff Erickson Willman. IV. Uthföres een reesa ifrån Muszcow till China, genom Mongul och Cataja. Wiisindzborg, Johann Kankel, 1674.

      1674 1674 - 4to. Pp. (iv), 176, 178?304. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spine ruled in gilt and with a red title label. Occasionally some minor browning. Second edition, first published in 1667 in only 500 copies. A scarce Swedish collection printed at the private press of Count Brahe in Wisingsborg by the German bookprinter Johan Kankel. They are the first proper travel accounts published in Sweden.Comprises:I. Nils Matson Kiöping s narrative of his voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Arabia, Persia, and further on to the Far East. His story was partly imaginative but became enormously popular at the time. Kiöping was employed as a bosun on a Dutch ship which in 1648 took him to Guinea and later to the Cape of Good Hope. See Lasse Berg, När Sverige upptäckte Afrika, Stockholm 1997, pp. 11?15.II. Olof Eriksson Willman?s account of a voyage on a Dutch East India ship to East India, China and Japan between 1648?53. He visited Java which at the time was a Dutch colony.III. Willman?s interesting and accurate account of Japan (with separate title page dated 1673) which he visited in August 1651 for some months. He was able to participate in a Dutch embassy to Edo (Tokyo) which was reached in January 1652. His account of Tokaido, the ?East Sea Route?, is one of the earliest known in European literature. Also includes a translation of Francois Caron?s account of Japan. See Hjärne, Två svenska Japanfarare, pp. 17?83.IV. An account of a journey from Moscow to China. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Landau und Mainz ('Mayence Electorat d'Empire - Landau. - Au Palatinat du Rhein').

      - Kupferstich v. Gabriel Perelle aus Les glorieuses conquêtes de Louis le Grand b. Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu, v. 1674, 37,5 x 50,5 Zeigt 2 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - In der oberen Hälfte Mainz; unten Landau. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Het Lyden van Christus in Gethsemane. Met een Inleydinge tot het selve, over Luc. XVIII. 31-34.

      Middelburg, Jacobus Noenaart 1674 - (154) 340 p. Origineel Perkament, 12° (zeldzame prekenbundel van Joh. van der Wayen, 1639-1701, studeerde bij Voetius in Utrecht en bij Hoornbeek in Leiden waarna hij predikant werd in Leeuwarden en Middelburg. In 1679 werd hij hoogleraar in Franeker als opvolger van Witzius. Opdracht in dit werk aan Albertine Princes van Oranje Nassau, dochter van Frederik Hendrik en weduwe van de Stadhouder van Friesland, Willem Frederik van Nassau-Dietz, SGT-W15/NNBW 10, 1148)

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        THE HISTORY OF LAPLAND WHEREIN ARE SHEWED THE ORIGINAL MANNERS, HABITS, MARRIAGES, CONJURATIONS, &C. OF THAT PEOPLE

      Theater, Oxford 1674 - Small folio (7-1/4" x 11") in worn contemporary calf leather with a modern leather spine; vi, 147, [1] pages. First edition in English of a study of the geography, natural history, and inhabitants of Lapland, originally published in Latin the previous year. Cox I, 178; Wing S851. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a folding map, and 26 large woodcut text engravings, including the FIRST DEPICTION IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK OF A PERSON SKIING. Both covers bear the arms of Henry Yelverton (1664-1704), 15th Baron Grey de Ruthyn and Viscount de Longueville. Lapland is the least densely populated area of Finland. The Sami people, traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are the northernmost indigenous people of Europe and are widely credited with being the inventors of the ski. Occasional foxing or stain; short closed tear to one leaf with no loss. Leather cracked, dry, and peeling, but sound. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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