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        Carte du Gouvernement de St. de Ya. Plan de la Ville de St. Ya en Piemont assiegé par l'Armée du Roy

      A Paris Chez l'Auteur, fine '600. Inc. in rame, mm. 450x540 alla battuta, ampi margini bianchi. Rara carta storica raffigurante pianta delle mura della città. Al margine inferiore scena dell'attacco e piccolo riquadro con cartina del "Gouvernement de St. Ya". La tavola faceva parte di una serie di vedute celebrative delle imprese dell'esercito francese in Italia, pubblicate a Parigi dal 1676-94 da le S.r de Beaulieu Ingen. ord.re du Roy. Ottima, freschissima.

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        Theorico-Practicae Observationes ad Rotae Provinciae Marchiae Decisiones Stephani Gratiani

      Typis Caroli Porsili, 1676. LATINO 1,5 Volume rilegato in tutta pergamena con titolo manoscritto in bella grafia su tutta la lungh. del dorso., meravigliosa antiporta incisa a tutta pagina, frontes. In rosso e nero, frontalini, finalini e capilettera incisi. Fioritura alle pagine, alcune brunite, tracce di passaggio tarli alle estremità inf. di alcune pagine, no su parti stampate. Presenti richiami e segnatura fascicoli alle pagine USATO

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        Beschryving van 'sGraven-hage, behelzende deszelfs oorsprong, benaming, gelegentheid, uitbreidingen, onheilen en luister, mitsgaders stigtinge van het hof, der kerken, kloosters, kapellen, godshuizen, en andere voornaame gebouwen...Delft, Reinier Boitet (part 1); The Hague, Johannes de Cros (part 2), 1730-1739. 2 parts in 3 volumes. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication in volume 1 and 3, and a total of 57 engraved plates, mostly folding. Contemporary red half sheepskin.

      Nijhoff & V. Hattum 267. First and only edition of an extensive, thorough and lavishly illustrated work on the history and topography of the city of The Hague. The beautiful frontispiece is explained in an allegorical poem by Hendrik Schim on the verso of the half-title. More laudatory poems on The Hague and the author Jacob de Riemer (1676-1762) follow in the preliminaries of the first part by Caspar Barlaeus, Joannes Van Dam, Constantijn Huygens and Hendrik Schim. The main text starts with the foundation of the city, followed by descriptions of different buildings, including several churches and monasteries, the orphanage, schools and much more, most of them are shown in the engraved folding plates as well. The second part (volume 3) of 1739 contains the description of the government of The Hague and its organization.Binding worn, corners bumped and lacking the paper on the front side of volume three, but the bindings are structually sound. Text and plates with some occasional spots and a few wormholes, and some of the folding plates are reinforced with tape at the back; a good copy, wholly untrimmed.

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        Historia belli danici, annis 1643, 1644, 1645 gesti; scripta à Johanne Henrico Boeclero. Accesit index cujus institutum epistola ad lectorem operi præmissa exponit.

      - Stockholm, Nicolai Wankijff, 1676. 4:o. (22),+ 580,+ 48,+ (62) s. Titel och dedikation tryckta i rött och svart. Enstaka småfläckar. Välbevarat samtida skinnband, ryggen med upphöjda bind och med blindpressade pärmar, röda och blå snitt. Collijn sp. 97. Warmholtz 4250. Sista blanka bladet saknas. Fint exemplar av första upplagan. En ny, och försämrad, upplaga utkom i Strassburg 1679. Den andra pagineringsföljden innehåller med nytt titelblad fredsfördraget mellan Kristina och Kristian IV 1645, Brömsebrofreden. Detta är Boeclerus huvudarbete i svensk historia och hans främsta prestation som svensk rikshistoriograf. Det utgavs dock postumt av Johan Bergenhielm, som försåg det med fredstraktaten och ett register. Johann Heinrich Boeclerus (1611-72) var tysk historiker och från år 1637 professor i vältalighet i Strassburg. Som sådan introducerade han den unge Schefferus i studiet av klassikerna. Han kallades av drottning Kristina till den skytteanska professuren i Uppsala 1647, men avböjde och rekommenderade istället Schefferus. 1649 kom han ändå till Sverige och Uppsala som professor i vältalighet och 1651 utnämndes han till rikshistoriograf. Han stannade dock endast till 1652, då han återvände till Strassburg och professorsstolen i historia.

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        A Map of Virginia and Maryland

      London: Sold by Thomas Basset in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell in St. Paul's Church yard, [1676]. - Hand-colored copperplate engraving, 14.875' x 19.5' plus margins. A handsomely colored example of the first state of Speed's fine map of Virginia and Maryland, engraved by Francis Lamb, one of several maps of North American subjects first introduced into The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britiain in the 1676 edition.As noted by Burden, this was the first map to incorporate information from Augustine Hermann's Virginia and Maryland As it is Planted and Inhabited this present Year 1670, a landmark map of the region. While the general outlines of the map are taken from John Smith's map of 1612, much of the toponomy derives from Hermann, as well as the representation of Delaware Bay, which did not appear on Smith's map, and a more accurate depiction of the northeastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. With very interesting text on the verso condensed from John Ogilby's America of 1671. REFERENCES: Burden 456.CONDITION: Very good, expertly filled small hole in cartouche with no effect on printed area, pencil date added to cartouche. SHIPPING: Oversize item. Additional shipping charges apply. Please contact us for a quote.

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        Flagello militare diviso in quattro parti. La Prima tratta de' Trabucchi. La Seconda de' Petardi. La Terza de' Burlotti, e fuochi artificiali di mare, e di terra. La Quarta di Mine, Contramine, e d'altre cose importanti all'Arte Militare. Nuovamente composto da Giovan Battista Martena capitan de trabucchi, e petardi del Regno di Napoli

      Per Novello de Bonis, 1676. In 4°, pp. (12), 211, (1). Con 18 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Frontespizio calcografico che precede quello tipografico. Ritratto dell'autore. Pergamena semifloscia dell'epoca. Titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Edizione originale.

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        Panegyrici veteres. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Jacobus de la Baune Soc. Jesu. Jussu christianissimi regis, ad usum serenissimi Delphini.

      Parisiis, Apud Simonem Benard, via Jacobaea, e regione Collegii Claromontan Societatis Jesu 1676. 4to, t.-p., [24], 3-350, [158, Vocabulorum (index)] pp. Engraved device on t.p., engraved headpieces in text. 18th-century crushed red morocco, gilt dolphins on both covers, backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt edges, by Lewis (see below). A very good copy. With the ownership inscription of Henry Drury, noting that Lewis bound it. Later bookplates of George Chilton and Charles W.G. Howard and pencil inscription of F. Wyndham Goldie. Contents: (1) C. Plinii, Panegyricus Trajano dictus. (2) Claudii Mamertini, Panegyricus Maximiano Augusto. (3) Claudii Mamertini, Genethliacus Maximiani Augusti. (4) Eumenii, oratio pro restaurandis scholis. (5) Eumenii, Panegyricus Constantio Caesari. (6) Incerti, Panegyricus Maximiano & Constantino. (7) Eumenii, Panegyricus Constantio Augusto. (8) Eumenii, gratiarum actio Constantino Augusto Flaviensium nomine. (9) Incerti, Panegyricus Constantino Augusto. (10) Nazarii, Panegyricus Constantino Augusto. (11) Mamertini, pro consulatu gratiarum actio Juliano Augusto. (12) Latini Pacati Drepanii, Panegyricus Theodosio Augusto. RLIN notes two copies, but numerous complete sets of the Dauphin classics are known.

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        Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten van Egypten, Barbaryen, Lybien, Biledulgerid... Den tweeden druk van veel fouten verbetert. With: (2) DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden: als Madagaskar, of Sant Laurens, Sant Thomee, d'Eilanden van Kanarien, Kaep de Verd, Malta, en andere: ... Met afteikeningen der eilanden, en verscheide afbeeldingen, &c.Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1676. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (32.5 x 22 cm). With 2 title-pages, the first in red and black and each with a different woodcut vignette or device, engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved maps (14 double-page, 1 larger folding) 28 engraved plates (27 double-page and 1 larger folding), 55 half-page engravings in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 219; Hamilton, Europe and the Arab world 26; South African Bibliography II, p. 15; Tiele, Bibl. 298; for 2 of the maps: Norwich 43 & 159; for the author: NNWB VII, cols. 354-356. Second edition of a classic description of Africa, unsurpassed in detail, illustration, influence and popularity. It covers every imaginable aspect of the entire continent as far as it was known at the time (indeed sometimes farther!) and the ca. 100 engravings cover topography, ethnology, zoology, botany and more. The account of the islands (including Malta) is usually regarded as a part of the main work, though it has a separate title-page, series of signatures and pagination. With armorial bookplate on upper paste-down; upper hinges restored. Very good copy of a classic 17th-century history of Africa.

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        La vraye science de la pourtraicture descrite et demontrée ... Representant par une facile instruction plusieurs plans & figures de toutes les parties separées du corps humain: ensemble les figures entieres, tant d'hommes que femmes & de petits enfans, veuës de front, de fil, & de dos, avec les proportions, mesures & dimensions dícelles: et certaines regles pour racourcir par art toutes lesdites figures.Paris, Guillaume Le Bé III, 1676. Oblong 4to. With a woodcut border on half-title and 36 full-page woodcut illustrations. Later limp vellum.

      Choulant, 354; Didot, Cousin, p. 118-124; Vagnetti EIIb26. 1676 edition of a celebrated drawing book, written by Jean Cousin the younger (ca. 1522-1595), intended for the use of all kinds of draughtsmen and artists, including painters, sculptors, architects, goldsmiths, embroiderers and cabinetmakers. The woodcuts show anatomical figures or body parts, with notes on the proper perspectives and proportions, influenced by the theories of Vitruvius. Most sources cite a 1571 4to edition as the first (USTC noting “no known surviving copy”), while some note a 1560 folio edition, but the latter may merely be inferred from an advertisement for Jean Cousin the younger's forthcoming Livre de pourtraicture in a 1560 Livre de Perspective , an influential work by his father, the famous painter Jean Cousin the elder (ca. 1490-1560).With a restoration to half-title and some marginal restorations throughout. Very slightly browned and with some occasional small spots. In good condition.

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        Obsidio Hafniensis, & eorum, qvæ eâ durante, per septentrionem fere omnem, ad memoriam illustria contigere, stricta enarratio.

      Kbhvn. 1676. [4] + 238 + [2 blanke] s. Velholdt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskind med rig rygdekoration i guld. Bindet lidt blæk-plettet. Med lille gammelt navn på titelblad. Vitus Berings latinske beskrivelse af Københavns belejring er udgivet efter hans død af Villum Worm. Bogen var færdig i manuskript 1665, men blev henlagt, og først efter kongens udtrykkelige befaling iværksat til trykning 1676, under Den skånske Krig, hvor Malmø var dansk erobret."Boken er icke almän: Autoren var en lärd man, god Orator, Poët och Historicus: han giorde sit Fädernesland heder,.." Warmholtz 4861. Bibl. Danica III, 158. Thesaurus 375.

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        Trattato universale Militare moderno. diviso in sei libri.

      Venetia, per Francesco Nicolini, 1676, - in-folio, pp. (20), 424, (4, di cui ultime 2 bianche), legatura coeva in p. pergamena, tit. ms. al dorso (con piccola abrasione e taglio). Con magnifico antiporta allegorico inc. raffig. Marte in volo su un cumulo di armi e strumenti militari, sul titolo stemma del Delfino di Francia cui l'opera è dedicata (Luigi, primogenito di Luigi XIV, nato nel 1661 e morto prima del padre nel 1711) e corredato di 41 tavole ripieg. f.t. (le bibliografie riportano un numero di tavole variabile; il presente esemplare è conforme a quello accuratamente descritto dal Breman). Prima edizione di questo raro trattato per una completa istruzione del soldato professionista; l'autore, il milanese A. Porroni (1623-1684), vi tratta ampiamente di aritmetica, geometria e trigonometria pratiche, fortificazione e architettura militare, ufficiali, soldati e cariche militari, schieramenti, artiglieria, fortezze e loro espugnazione, ecc. Bell'esemplare. BREMAN 233. RICCARDI, II, 305-306: "Rara opera". VINCIANA 1458. STC, XVII SEC., 699. GRAESSE V, 416. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Hans Jacob Schollenberger n. I.H.S.( = J.H. Seyfried ) bei Johannes Hoffmann, "Das Bisthum Wurtzburg in Francken".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, 1676, 40 x 53,5 Seltene Einblattdruckkarte, hier vorliegend in schönem Altkolorit ! Vergl. Brod-Mälzer K21. Cartographia Bavariae, S. 120. - Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, darunter Erklärungen. Oben links kleine Insetansicht von Bad Königshofen, unten rechts eine Gesamtansicht von Würzburg.

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        Gesamtansicht von Stadt und Schloß ('Das Schlos. - Wolgast').

      - Holzschnitt b. Thomas Wiering in Hamburg, 1676, 14,5 x 18 (Extrem selten!)

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        A Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland: With the Intervening Affairs of Treaties, and Other Occurrences Relating Thereunto. As Also the Several Usurpations, Forreign Wars, Differences and Interests Depending Upon It, to the Happy Restitution of Our Sacred Soveraign K. Charles II. In Four Parts, Viz. The Commons War, Democracie, Protectorate, Restitution. The Second Edition. To which is added A Continuation to this present year 1675. Being a brief Account of the most Memorable Transactions In England, Scotland and Ireland, and Forreign Parts

      London: Printed by J. C. for Thomas Basset, 1676. Second edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 7 1/2"). [8], 604, [18]pp. Modern half brown morocco over grey cloth, with original gilt-lettered leather title label laid on spine. Gold lettering and tooling to spine. Modern marbled endpapers. Modern fly leaves. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative headpieces and initials. Originally published in 1661, James Heath's "Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland" is an early version of the events of the English Revolution, both strongly partisan and highly popular. In this work, the author takes aim at John Milton and Marchamont Nedham, among other Parliamentarians, and depicted the course of events as a cyclical change, returning to the status quo.Previous owner's Ex-Libris on inside of front cover. Contemporary previous owner's name in ink on blank leaf facing title page. Offsetting and foxing throughout. Binding in overall very good, interior in good to good+ condition. About the author: James Heath (1629-1664?) was an English royalist historian. A Student of Christ Church, Oxford, he went into exile with the future Charles II of England. On the Restoration of 1660 he was prevented from returning to his Christ Church studentship by his status as a married man, and he became a professional author.

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        De koninglycke Hovenier aanwyzende de Middelen om Boomen, Bloemen en Kruyden, te Zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen

      Doornick, Amsterdam 1676 - Engraved allegorical title-page, and illustrated with two garden plans, 13 plates of fruit and flowers (each in two parts), and 16 plates of garden plans, parterres, mazes, etc. 224 pages. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, [1656]. [Bound with:] COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692). Nederlantze Hesperides, dat is, Oeffening en Gebruik van de Limoen en Oranje-Boomen, gestelt na den Aardt, en Climaat der Nederlanden. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornik, 1676. Engraved allegorical title and 26 engraved plates, 21 of citrus fruit and 5 of orangeries. Folio, (320 x 210 mm). Contemporary vellum, a bit soiled. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, [1656]. FIRST EDITIONS of two of the most attractive of the seventeenth-century Dutch gardening books from the Golden Age, with plates reminiscent of de Passe. The book depicts Vranckryck's garden at Saint-Germain en Laye and that of Nassau, Prince of Orange. The cultivation of 420 plants is described, of which Cause illustrates 52, often drawn with bees and butterflies. Bound together with Commelin's Nederlantze Hesperides, issued the same year by Doornik. Reflecting Northern Europe's great interest in orange houses and the growing of citrus fruit under glass in the seventeenth century. Commelin's work follows Ferrari's Hesperides by 30 years, and shows that the northern fruit had improved considerably in that time. Hunt 344 & 345 Nissen BBI 339 & 390. Reflecting Northern Europe's great interest in orange houses and the growing of citrus fruit under glass in the seventeenth century. Commelin's work follows Ferrari's Hesperides by 30 years, and shows that the northern fruit had improved considerably in that time. A super clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        France revised and augmented, the attire of the French and situations of their cheifest cyties

      Londra 1676 - Decorativa carte-a-figures della Francia, pubblicata nell'atlante di John Speed "A Prospect of the most famous part of the World" - edizione del 1676 con l'imprint di Roger Rea. Dieci figure decorano i due margini laterali, e mostrano, tra gli altri, il re, la regina, un commerciante, un avvocato. Nel margine superiore corrono le vedute di otto città, tra cui Parigi, Orleans e Bordeaux. Incisione su rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Al verso, descrizione della Francia in lingua inglese. Beautiful carte-a-figures map covers France and displays the various regions, published in A Prospect of the most famous part of the World" - edition of 1676, with Roger Rea's imprint. The map includes a decorative title cartouche and a key explaining the symbols used to identify various cities and towns. It is decorated across the top with views of eight cities, Angers, Poitiers, Orleans, Paris, Rouen, La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Calais. The panels down both sides depict pairs of men and women of the region in period dress. A description of France in English appears verso. Copper engraving, hand coloured, in very good condition. Dimensioni 525 410mm

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        De Aequitate tractatus novus usuque receptissimus libri tres.

      - Mediolani, Vigoni, 1676, volumi tre legati in un tomo, in-4, pergamena coeva. Piccola mancanza al dorso e piatto anteriore semistaccato.

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        Zootomiae seu anatomes variorum animalium pars prima (all publ.).

      - Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1676, Kl.8°, Mit gest. Titel (1677), (8), pp.19-87 (recte 79 pp.), 292, (4) pp., 18 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln im Text, 53 tlw. gefalt. Kupfern, Pergamennteinband im Stil der Zeit; feines Exemplar; minmal fleckig. "Second extended edition with new engraved and printed title in 1676, but pp.1-288, which include the comparative anatomy, are identical in both editions!" Cole, p.150 - - "The first comprehensive manual of comparative anatomy based on the original and literary researches of a working anatomist" (Cole). Blaes anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat. The 85 pages devoted to the anatomy of the dog was the first comprehensive and original treatise on a vertebrate since Ruini" on the horse (1598. Cf. Garrison & Morton No.560 (1681 Ed.) - - Content: Hominis ; Canis ; Simiae ; Felis zibets ; Felis domesticae ; Vulpis ; Gliris ; Testudinis terrestir ; Anatis ; Columbae ; Vituli ; Agni ; Cuniculi ; Porci. - - Gerard Blaes or Blasius, who died in 1692 according to Nuyens, the date of his birth being unknown, published three works on comparative anatomy under his own name in 1673,1 1674 and 1681. The anonymous Observationes of the Amsterdam anatomists printed in 1667 and 1673 were partly contributed by Blasius, and some of them are claimed by him in his later publications. The first two of the works just mentioned record his own researches, but the last is largely a compilation or textbook, based on some ninety authorities and illustrated by sixty useful plates. It includes also his own results more or less revised, abbreviated or extended. In the 1673 volume Blasius describes the anatomy of the following fourteen types : tortoise, duck, pigeon, ox, sheep, pig, dog, cat, civet-cat, fox, rat, rabbit, hare and monkey. In the following year he revises seven of his previous descriptions, and omits seven, but adds new ones on the snake, heron, hedgehog, and the spinal cord and nerves of the horse. In the textbook all the preceding memoirs, except those on the monkey, cat, pig and horse, reappear with certain modifications, and a description of the dissection of a male tiger undertaken in 1677 is also printed, and for the first time. His most detailed investigations were confined to the dog, civet-cat, hedgehog, heron, tortoise and snake. - - In the 1681 treatise 119 types are selected for treatment, and as many as seventy-eight of them are represented in the illustrations. The number 119 is made up as follows: MOLLUSCA, 2; CRUSTACEA, 2; INSECTA, 9; ARACHNIDA, .1; PISCES, 29 ; AMPHIBIA, 3 ; REPTILIA, 7 ; AVES, 27 ; MAMMALIA, 39. - - Blasius is particularly interested in embryology, and deals with the foetal membranes and development of ruminants, rabbit, cat, horse and the chick. The illustrated monograph on the chick is a very careful and thorough piece of compilation, and may be recommended as a competent exposition of contemporary embryology. It is evident that the textbook was planned on a generous scale, and may be accepted as the first comprehensive manual of comparative anatomy based on the original and literary researches of a working' anatomist. It is thus a valuable introduction to the history of zootomy, since most of the relevant literature published up to that time is skilfully handled by one of the best known of its exponents. On the other hand the student must not expect to find in this work a review of comparative anatomy as it is understood to-day, or even as it was understood by the more philosophical workers of the period. In all the writings of Blasius we search in vain for any discussion or integration of the data which have been so laboriously assembled. The manual especially is a catalogue of anatomical observations, and never reaches a higher level than the inanimate records of the pure descriptive anatomist, consisting as it does of a series of independent descriptions of animal types . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Compared together by that Grave Learned Philosopher and Historiographer Plutarch of Chaeronea. Translated out of Greek into French by James Amiot, Abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxtyre, one of the Kings Privy Cousel, and great Almner of France. With the Lives of Hannibal & Scipio African; Translated out of Latin into French, by Charles de L'Escluse, and out of French into English by Sir Thomas North (Knight). Hereunto are added the Lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Mactos; of Dionysius the Elder, Tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Caesar, of Plutarch, and of Seneca: With the Lives of Nine other Excellent Chieftains of War; Collected out of Aemylius Proeus, by S.G.S. And Englished by aforesaid Translator. To which is added, The Lives of Twenty Selected Eminent Persons Of Ancient and latter times, Translated out of the Work of that famous Historiographer to the King of Franceand Poland; Andrew Thevet. To which, for clearer Explanation and Emendation of the former Translation (in several places) are subjoyned Notes and Explications upon Plutarchs Lives; Collected out of Xylander, Cruserus, Henry Stephanus and others, with the Synchronism's and Cotemporary [sic] Persons, with Them; Shewing the several Ages in which They lived. And now in this Edition are further added, The Lives of Several Eminent Persons, Translated out of the aforesaid Andrew Thevet.

      Cambridge, John Hayes for George Sawbridge, 1676. Folio. Engraved Frontispiece, Titlepage in red and black, [VIII] 8, 1030, 2, 20 pages / Prosopographia:[VI], 91,[XXXVI] pages. Original 18th century leather-binding with five raised bands and the original spinelabel. The binding with stronger signs of wear but firm and original. Interior in very good condition with only very mild signs of foxing. Very Rare ! Sir Thomas North (1535–1604) was an English justice of the peace, military officer and translator. His translation into English of Plutarch's Parallel Lives is notable for being a source text used by William Shakespeare for several of his plays. The first edition of his translation of Plutarch, from the French of Jacques Amyot, appeared in 1579. The first edition was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, and was followed by another edition in 1595, containing fresh Lives. A third edition of his Plutarch was published, in 1603, with more translated Parallel Lives, and a supplement of other translated biographies.nAccording to the Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, " it is almost impossible to overestimate the influence of North's vigorous English on contemporary writers, and some critics have called him the first master of English prose."nThe Lives translation formed the source from which Shakespeare drew the materials for his Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, and Antony and Cleopatra. It is in the last-named play that he follows the Lives most closely, whole speeches being taken directly from North.

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        DESCRITTIONE DI DIVERSI PONTI ESISTENTI SOPRA LI FIUMI NERA, E TEVERE con vn discorso particolare della nauigatione da Perugia a Roma. Del cav. D. Agostino Martinelli Ferrarese, Lettore di Legge in Sapientia

      In Roma: per Nicolò Angelo Tinassi, 1676.. FIRST EDITION 1676, small 4to, approximately 200 x 145 mm, 7¾ x 5¾ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent XI to whom the book is dedicated, small pictorial printer's device on title page, 21 engraved plates, of which 16 are folding , 2 small folding plates, 3 single plates of which 1 is a full page coat of arms with the motto "Non horret inermis", a few decorated initials, pages: [8], 58, [2], final leaf is a blank which is missing, collation: pi4, A-F4, G6, bound in modern half vellum over grey boards, black printed lettering to spine, edges untrimmed. No free endpapers, frontispiece neatly reinserted, early ink inscription to lower margin crossed through once, fore-edge margin of title page repaired with no loss of printed area, pale stain to title page, top margin of title and a few other pages slightly trimmed, not affecting text ,a few pages lightly age-browned, not affecting plates, page edges soft, A2 is damaged on the top 7 lines of text and very slightly in the middle, repaired with some loss (see image), facsimile page inserted so text can be understood, 3 lower blank corners neatly repaired, a few small repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, worm track to lower inner margins from B1-C2 and including the inner margin only of 2 plates, not affecting image, 75 mm (3") closed tear to inner margin of folding plate at page 16, neatly repaired on blank side, 3 very small pale brown spots on 1 plate and 1 text page. A repaired copy with slight loss of text but complete with all plates. These show various bridges along the course of the Nera and the Tiber, including those within Rome itself, revealing much of contemporary bridge-building skills. Of particular interest is the plate showing the Marmore Falls near Terni. Sotheby's Catalogue of the Macclesfield Library, Part V, No. 1323. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Exercitatio physica de artificio navigandi per aerem. . .

      Wächter, Rinteln 1676 - Exercitatio physica de artificio navigandi per aerem. Rinteln: Wächter, 1676. 4to (190 x 154 mm). 28 pp. Signatures: A-C4 D2. Woodcut device on title, head pieces. Modern calf, new endpapers. Internally crisp and clean with only very little browning. Paper flaw in blank margin of leaf B1. Fine, wide-margined copy. ---- VD17 1:054846F. FIRST EDITION, one of three issues printed in 1676. This one with title page blank. The dissertation is inspired by Lana Terzi's Prodromo. Lohmeier's treatise (which was reprinted twice in the seventeenth century) has been described as "an impudent piracy" (in The Aerial Ship, 1910) but whilst some sections are a verbatim copy of Sturm's translation of Prodromo he includes mention of experiments made by Boyle, Toricelli and Guericke that Lana Terzi does not mention. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mape of Hungari newly augmented by John Speed Ano. Dom: 1626

      1676 - London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 510mm. Minor repairs to centerfold A fine map of Hungary, from Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with eight costume vignettes down the sides and four city prospects, including Buda (Ofen), along the top. Published in the first English atlas of the world it has a text description of the country in English on the reverse.

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        Exercitatio de Stoica Mundi exustione cui accesserunt argumenti varii, sed inprimis ad historiam stoicae philosophiae facientes dissertationes XXI.

      Lanckisii, 1676. In 8° piccolo, p. pelle no coeva, cc.nn. 4 + pp. 255 + 4 inc. Piatti ornati.

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        The Mape of Hungari newly augmented y Iohn Speede Ano Dom: 1626. Are to be sold by Tho. Baßet in Fleet street, and Ric: Chiswellin, St. Pauls Churchyard. - Sulptum apud Abrahamum Goos':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Abraham Goos n. John Speed b. Thomas Basset & Richard Chiswell in London, 1676, 39,5 x 51 Szántai, Atlas Hungaricus 1528-1850, Vol. II, Speed 1 c. - Zeigt Ungarn mit drei Randleisten. - In der oberen Randleiste Stadtansichten von Pressburg (Bratislava), Budapest, Komorn (Kamárno / Komárom) und Raab (Györ). - Links und rechts acht ungarische Trachten. A attractive example from the most prestigious English world atlas of the seventeenth century by John Speed (1552-1629). - Carte-a-figures map of Hungary. - The ornate side panels depict various dress of the people whilst the upper border either side of the coat of arms is flanked by four lviews of the towns of Presburch, Ofen, Comorra and Raab. - The plate is engraved by Abraham Goos whose imprint is found bottom centre.

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        Clerk written receipt signed and sealed with a black armorial seal, with transcription, (Aubrey de Vere, 1627-1703, K.G., from 1632 20th and last Earl of the 1142 creation)

      1676 - from "the Officers of the Tally Court" of "three Tallyes leavyed upon John Lawrence Esqe. Rec[eive]r of the First Fruites", amounting to £500, part of the £2000 pension allowed him and his [second] wife Diana by letters patent of 19th June 1673, 1 side 4to and conjugate leaf bearing short title, 6th November small defects in blank portion of conjugate leaf The Earl was in the Dutch service as a young man. His estates were sequestrated and himself twice imprisoned as a Royalist under the Commonwealth, then went as an envoy to recall Charles II. In 1688 he joined the Prince of Orange and fought at the Battle of the Boyne. The Countess (d. 1719) was the daughter of George Kirke, the well-known groom of the bedchamber. He bore the sword Curtana at the coronation of Charles II, and the Sword of State at the next three coronations. At this date payments were still carefully allotted to particular funds, in this case the receipts from the first year's income of the various bishoprics.

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        The Colledge of Physicians Vindicated, and the true State of Physick in this Nation Faithfully represented: in Answer to a scandalous Pamphlet, entituled, The Corner Stone, &c

      7 p.l., 191, [6] pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (some light browning), spine richly gilt. London: R.N. for W. Kettilby, 1676. First edition of an uncommon book. Goodall (1642-1712), was admitted to the College of Physicians as a candidate in 1676 and eventually became president from 1708 until his death. Early in 1676, Goodall published the present book which "is a reply to an attack on the college by Adrian Hyberts, and proves three points: that the College of Physicians was legally established, that it exercised its rights justly, and that it had advanced medical learning in England. The illustrations in support of the last show Goodall to have been well read in the science of his time."­D.N.B., VIII, p. 114. Nice and pretty copy. Gibson, Francis Bacon, A Bibliography, 410.

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        La Géométrie Françoise ou la pratique méquanique de cette Science rendue Intelligible à toutes conditions par ces quatre parties de Longimétrie, Planimétrie, Stréométrie et Altimétrie

      S.l, 1676. n.d. [circa 1676], n.d. [circa 1676], in-8, 2 parties en un volume , titre gravé, (20), 103, (3) pages et 1 planche puis 24 pages, vélin souple de l'époque, 1 planche gravée h.t. et 2 planches gravées à pleine page; 6 belles vignettes gravées sur cuivre composées des attributs des sciences géométriques et certaines comportant les chiffres "AMDG". Première édition, fort rare, avec second état de la page de titre gravée et des vignettes. Après un avis aux lecteurs et des considérations générales sur la géométrie, l'auteur prend le soin d'introduire son traité par une "table des noms propres uzitez en l'exercice pratique de la Géométrie". Suivent les définitions des figures, puis les chapitres de la planimétrie (mesures de l'arpentage), de la longimétrie (longueurs et largeurs des objets), de la stéréométrie (mesure des corps solides), de l'altimétrie (mesure des volumes à l'usage des trois architectures : civile, navale et militaire). L'ouvrage se termine par un chapitre signé A.M.D.G, intitulé : "La clef de l'Arithmétique, ou la science des nombres pour résoudre toutes les questions proposées, pour les opérations de la Géométrie françoise". Il s'agit d'un second état de l'impression originale de 1676 comme l'indique le cartouche gratté directement sur le cuivre de la page de titre, les différences de vignettes avec l'exemplaire de la BnF (V-18817), et une correction à la page 77 où un "u" final a été ajouté à la première ligne du titre de départ de la section sur l'altimétrie. (Pour des comparaisons d'exemplaire, consulter Gallica et le Catalogue de la collection d'un "French Gentleman" [M. Arnaud de Vitry], Sotheby's, 1998, n°25 - même indication que le cat. BM, 17e C, n°444). La bibliothèque de l'Arsenal conserve un exemplaire portant la même variante au titre. D'après la page de titre, le Sieur Jean de Beaulieu Brossard était : "ci devant Ingénieur, Professeur aux Sciences civiles et militaires en la marine pour le service de Sa Majesté très Chrétienne sous les ordres de feu Monseigneur l'Admiral duc de Beaufort." Il s'agit surement de ce Sébastien de Pontault, sieur de Beaulieu, premier ingénieur du roi, "regardé comme le créateur de la topographie militaire sous Louis XIV" (Michaud, III, 391) ; dans la Marine, il était sous les ordres du duc de Beaufort, petit-fils d'Henri IV qui avait hérité de la valeur de son grand-père, mais qui se conduisait comme un soudard. Très agréable exemplaire conservé dans sa première reliure en vélin souple, parfaitement typographié; le tirage des gravures est bien contrasté

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        Literae pseudo-senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii

      , 1676. 1676. MILTON, JOHN. Literae pseudo-senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii. [Brussels?:] Impressae anno 1676. 12mo. [4], 234 p. + final blanks K10-12. Woodcut of fruit on title. Modern full calf, very skillfully executed in period style, with original pastedowns retained. A fine, lovely copy. First edition of Milton's Latin letters of state, distinguished by the woodcut of fruit on the title page. Wing M-2128; Coleridge 29; Kohler 508.

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        Theologiae vere Christianae Apologia

      1676 - BARCLAY, ROBERT. Theologiae vere Christianae Apologia. Amsterdam: Jacob Claus, for Benjamin Clark (London), Isaac van Neer (Rotterdam), and Heinrich Betke (Frankfurt), 1676. 4to. [24], 374, [25] p. Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind fillet around covers and run twice along spine, gilt sawtooth roll on board edges, spine with gilt fillet above and below each cord, old paper ms. title label. Hinges split but held securely by cords, corners bumped and tips worn through, spine with very faint white-ish cast. Internally there is a slight dampstain at the top margin, some slight, sporatic foxing and browning, and the edges of the endpapers are discolored from the leather turn-ins. A very good copy. The rare first edition of the classic exposition of the Quaker theology, in a very attractive contemporary binding. Following the founding of the Society of Friends by George Fox in 1647, its adherents issued a large body of minor polemical pamphlets and tracts. Barclay, the descendant of an ancient Scottish family, possessed "a degree of learning and logical skill very unusual amongst the early Quakers" (DNB), and was the first to rationally set forth the tenets of the Society. In 1675 he published his Theses Theologiae, a series of 15 propositions spelling out Quaker beliefs. The Apologia, which Barclay had printed in Amsterdam during a period of travel or voluntary exile, is a reasoned defence of each of the 15 theses set forth in the earlier work. As expressed by Barclay, the essential principle of the Quaker philosophy is that each human being possesses an "inner light," by which the soul perceives the truth of divine revelation; it follows from this that outward ceremonies and sacraments are irrevelant. Barclay's "recognition of a divine light working in men of all creeds harmonises with the doctrine of toleration, which he advocates with great force and without the restrictions common in his time" (DNB). Barclay's Apologia is one of the great theological works of the seventeenth century, and it remains remarkable for the clarity and logic of its exposition. It was first published in English in 1678, widely translated, and remains in print today. The original Latin edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DESCRITTIONE DI DIVERSI PONTI ESISTENTI SOPRA LI FIUMI NERA, E TEVERE con vn discorso particolare della nauigatione da Perugia a Roma. Del cav. D. Agostino Martinelli Ferrarese, Lettore di Legge in Sapientia

      In Roma: per Nicolò Angelo Tinassi, 1676. FIRST EDITION 1676, small 4to, approximately 200 x 145 mm, 7¾ x 5¾ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent XI to whom the book is dedicated, small pictorial printer's device on title page, 21 engraved plates, of which 16 large folding plates, 2 small folding plates, 3 single plates of which 1 is a full page coat of arms with the motto "Non horret inermis", a few decorated initials, pages: (8), 58, (2), collation: pi4, A-F4, G6, final leaf is a blank, bound in modern half vellum over grey boards, black printed lettering to spine. No free endpapers, frontispiece neatly reinserted, early ink inscription to lower margin crossed through once, fore-edge margin of title page expertly repaired with no loss of printed area, pale stain to title page, top margin of title and a few other pages slightly trimmed, a few pages lightly age-browned, not affecting plates, page edges slightly soft, A2 is damaged on the top 7 lines of text and very slightly in the middle, repaired with some loss (see image), 3 lower blank corners neatly repaired, a few small repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, worm track to lower inner margins from B1-C2 and including the margin only of 2 plates, 75 mm (3") closed tear to inner margin of folding plate at page 16, neatly repaired on reverse, 3 very small pale brown spots on 1 plate and 1 text page. A repaired copy with slight loss of text but complete with all plates. These show various bridges along the course of the Nera and the Tiber, including those within Rome itself, revealing much of contemporary bridge-building skills. Of particular interest is the plate showing the Marmore Falls near Terni. Sotheby's Catalogue of the Macclesfield Library, Part V, No. 1323. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        1.) Struys (Strauss), J.J. Sehr schwere, wiederwertige und denckwürdige Reysen durch Italien, Griechenland, Lifland, Moscau, Tartarey, Meden, Persien, Türkey, Ost-Indien, Japan und unterschiedliche andere Länder. Worinnen außerhalb der gewissen gründlichen Beschreibung ermeldeter Oerter wunderliche Zufällewelche der Author selbst durch gefährliche Schiffbrüche, Plünderungen ausgestanden. Aus dem Holländischen von A. (Andreas) M. (Müller). Kupfertitel, 3 Bll., 223 S., 4 Bll., Mit 16 (von 19) doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln und 1 doppelbl.gr. Kupferkarte.- 2.) Schultze, Walter (d. i. Schouten, Wouter). Ost-indische Reyse: Worin erzehlt wird viel gedenckwürdiges und ungemeine seltzame Sachen, bluhtige See- und Feldschlachten, wieder die Portugiesen und Makasser, Belägerungen, Bestürmungen, und Eroberungen vieler fürnehmen Städte und Schlösser wie auch eine eigendliche Beschreibung der fürnehmsten Ost-Indischen Landschaften zugleich eine ausführliche Erzehlung, was sich in der gefähr

      4.Pergamentband der Zeit (etw. fleckig). 1.) Struys, J.J. Graesse VI, 510 Lipperheide Ci 43 Cordier, BJ 388, Tiele 1061. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die holländische Erstausgabe erschien 1676 im selben Verlag. Struys schildert seine Erlebnisse während seiner 26 jährigen Reise auf den Weltmeeren, die ihn nach Westafrika, Madagaskar, Sumatra, Siam, Formosa, Japan, Italien, östl. Mittelmeer, Russland und Persien führten. Außer über seine Abenteuer berichtet er auch über Sitten und Bräuche der Völker. - Die Kupfer von J. Kip und C. Decker zeigen Ansichten von Delos, Patmos, Astrachan (2), Isfahan, Maskat, Schiras u.a., desweiteren sind Gebräuche und Zeremonien abgebildet. Auf der Karte ist das Kaspische Meer abgebildet. - Die 3 fehlenden Kupfer würden Darstellungen von Personen u. Folterszenen zeigen. Titelkupfer mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss. Ein paar Seiten und Tafeln stärker gebräunt, am Rand meist etwas braunfleckig. - 2.) Schultze, W. Vollständiges Exemplar. - Reisebeschreibung des niederländischen Schiffsarztes Wouter Schouten (1638 Haarlem - 1704), der im Dienste der Niederländischen Ost-Indien Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1658-63 Niederländisch-Indien, sowie Indien und Ceylon bereiste. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen meist Ansichten, darunter Arakan, Bantam, Batavia, Ceram, Colombo, Japare, Ternaten, Bergen u.a. Die Textkupfer stellen Eingeborene, deren Sitten und Gebräuche, Schiffsbrüche, Zeremonien u.a. dar. Ein paar Tafeln gebräunt, eine Tafel mit hinterlegtem Einriss im breiten Rand, stellenweise, meist am Rand, etwas fleckig. - 3.) Saar, J.J. VD17 23: 233477E. - 2. Ausgabe. Erschien das erste Mal 1662. - J.J. Saar (1625-1664) reiste im Dienst der niederländische Ostindiengesellschaft in den Jahren 1644-59 nach Java und Ceylon. Er nahm u.a. 1652-59 an den Kriegshandlungen auf Ceylon teil, um die Portugiesen von der Insel zu verdrängen. Seine Schilderungen dieser 16 Jahre schrieb er aus der Sicht eines einfachen Soldaten. Seine Reisebeschreibung gehörte in der damaligen Zeit zu den meistgelesenen Reiseberichten. - Vollständiges Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Nur vereinzelt am Rand etw. fleckig oder leicht gebräunt.

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        DESCRITTIONE DI DIVERSI PONTI ESISTENTI SOPRA LI FIUMI NERA, E TEVERE con vn discorso particolare della nauigatione da Perugia a Roma. Del cav. D. Agostino Martinelli Ferrarese, Lettore di Legge in Sapientia

      In Roma: per Nicolò Angelo Tinassi, 1676.. FIRST EDITION 1676, small 4to, approximately 200 x 145 mm, 7¾ x 5¾ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent XI to whom the book is dedicated, small pictorial printer's device on title page, 21 engraved plates, of which 16 large folding plates, 2 small folding plates, 3 single plates of which 1 is a full page coat of arms with the motto "Non horret inermis", a few decorated initials, pages: (8), 58, (2), collation: pi4, A-F4, G6, final leaf is a blank, bound in modern half vellum over grey boards, black printed lettering to spine. No free endpapers, frontispiece neatly reinserted, early ink inscription to lower margin crossed through once, fore-edge margin of title page expertly repaired with no loss of printed area, pale stain to title page, top margin of title and a few other pages slightly trimmed, a few pages lightly age-browned, not affecting plates, page edges slightly soft, A2 is damaged on the top 7 lines of text and very slightly in the middle, repaired with some loss (see image), 3 lower blank corners neatly repaired, a few small repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, worm track to lower inner margins from B1-C2 and including the margin only of 2 plates, 75 mm (3") closed tear to inner margin of folding plate at page 16, neatly repaired on reverse, 3 very small pale brown spots on 1 plate and 1 text page. A repaired copy with slight loss of text but complete with all plates. These show various bridges along the course of the Nera and the Tiber, including those within Rome itself, revealing much of contemporary bridge-building skills. Of particular interest is the plate showing the Marmore Falls near Terni. Sotheby's Catalogue of the Macclesfield Library, Part V, No. 1323. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

      1676. PLUTARCH. The Lives Of The Noble Grecians and RomansÂ… BOUND WITH: Prosopographia: Or, Some Select Pourtraitures and Lives of Ancient and Modern Illustrious Personages. Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes, 1676. Thick folio, modern full tan speckled calf, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels. $2500.Expanded and highly desirable sixth edition of the first English translation of PlutarchÂ’s Lives, one of the most influential works of the Elizabethan era and a major Shakespeare source. With 25 “Eminent Persons of Ancient and latter times” by Thevet—five of which are new to this edition, including Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz.""The Lives are works of great learning and research, and Plutarch is careful to quote his authorities, whose number indicates a formidable amount of readingÂ… Early translated, by Amyot into French and by North into English, the influence of Plutarch's method has been constantly manifest in the biographies of the modern great and in the authors who have been inspired by it. Shakespeare relied almost exclusively on Plutarch for the historical background of ancient Rome"" (PMM 48). ""North dedicated the book to Queen Elizabeth, and it was one of the most popular of her day. It is written throughout in admirably vivid and robust prose. But it is as Shakespeare's storehouse of classical learning that it presents itself in its most interesting aspect. To it (it is not too much to say) we owe the existence of the plays of Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, and Antony and Cleopatra, while A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pericles and Timon of Athens are all indebted to it"" (DNB). North's translation, the first into English, was published in 1579. This copy of the sixth edition bound with André Thevet's Prosopographia (first published 1584; his last published work), written in imitation of Plutarch's work, with numerous biographies of later classical, medieval and even contemporary American personages; the 25 biographies and portraits include Cortez, Columbus and Gutenberg. George Gerbier d'Ouvilly's Thevet first appeared with North's Plutarch in 1657, although the last five biographies (including Cortez and Columbus) first appeared in this edition. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, featuring portrait of Plutarch, with explanation on facing page. Title page of Lives printed in red and black. With woodcut medallion portraits within ornamental borders throughout Plutarch's Lives and copper-engraved portraits throughout Thevet's additional Lives. Decorative woodcut initials and headpieces throughout. With extensive indexes. Plutarch: Wing P2634; Brueggemann, 319-20; Moss II:514; see PMM 48. Thevet: Wing T888A. Owner ink signature; evidence of page tipped to front free endpaper.Text clean. Closed tear to one leaf (B6), affecting text but without loss. Attractive binding fine.

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        Affaire des poisons].

      Chez Henry & Theodore Boom, A Amsterdam 1676 - In-12 de 140 pp., veau havane raciné, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). L'un des plus formidables procès du siècle des Lumières. Marie-Madeleine Dreux d'Aubray, marquise de Brinvilliers, convaincue d'avoir empoisonné son père et ses deux frères, et d'avoir essayé d'empoisonner son mari, s'étai réfugiée en Angleterre puis dans les Pays-Bas Espagnols. Ramenée en France, elle fut jugée au cour d'un procès qui passionna l'opinion, d'avril à juillet 1676. Le 17 juillet, la marquise fut décapitée et son corps fut placé sur un bûcher et ses cendres dispersées dans la Seine. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties, ayant chacune un titre spécial compris dans la pagination : Factum du procez extraordinairement fait à La Chaussée, valet de Sainte-Croix, pour raison des empoisonnemens des sieurs daubray, lieutenans civils. A Amsterdam, Chez Henry & Theodore Boom, l'an 17676 ; Mémoire du procès extraordinaire contre Mme de Brinvilliers & de La Chaussée, valet de Monsieur Sainte-Croix. Pour raison des Empoisonnements des diverses personnes. Avec la defension, et l'Arrêt de la Cour donné contre la dit Dame, du 16 juillet 1676. Suivant la copie de Paris. A Amsterdam, Chez Henry & Theodore Boom, l'an 1676 ; Arrest de la Cour de Parement, les Chambres assemblées, contre Dame Marie Marguerite d'Aubray espouse du Sieur marquis de Brinvilliers. Du 16 juillet 1676. A Paris, l'an 1676. Willems, 1901 : « Ce petit volume qui reproduit exactement l'édition originale de Paris, Aubouin, 1676, in-4, est rare ». Ex-libris gravé à l'eau forte du célébre bibliographe et bibliophile Frédéric Lachèvre (1855-1943). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sphinx Mystagoga, sive Diatribe Hierogliphica, qua Mumiae, ex Memphiticis Pyramidum adytis erutae, e non ita pridem in Galliam trasmissae, justa veterum Hieromystarum mentem, intentionemque,piena fidee extra exhibetur Interpretatio.

      - Amstelodami, ex officina Janssonio-Wesbergiana, anno MDCLXXVI (Amsterdam, 1676), eeuro; 6.300 in-folio (390x245 mm.), pp.(16), 72, (6), illustrate da 5 tavole incise f.t. (tre ripiegate), numerose figure incise o silografate nel testo. Splendida e interessante legatura olandese coeva in piena pergamena rigida, interamente decorata con bordure concentriche con fregi variati a secco, dorso a nervi ornato. Prima edizione della più rara opera di Kircher, che offre i risultati delle ricerche dell'autore sul sarcofago scoperto nel 1672 in Egitto e portato a Lione da M. de Four, con la richiesta al Kircher di studiare e interpretare le iscrizioni e i geroglifici dello stesso, nonché l'abbigliamento della mummia in ivi contenuta. La dotta descrizione dell'autore è vasta e importante e spiega pure le regole dei funerali, della metempsychosi e della reicarnazione nella religione Egizia. Trattato monografico assai importante in materia, in edizione originale ricca di belle illustrazioni. Magnifico esemplare. Merril n.27. Sommervogel, IV, 1069. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Literae pseudo-senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii

      1676 - MILTON, JOHN. Literae pseudo-senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii. [Brussels?:] Impressae anno 1676. 12mo. [4], 234 p. + final blanks K10-12. Woodcut of fruit on title. Modern full calf, very skillfully executed in period style, with original pastedowns retained. A fine, lovely copy. First edition of Milton's Latin letters of state, distinguished by the woodcut of fruit on the title page. Wing M-2128; Coleridge 29; Kohler 508. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA]
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        The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romans, Compared together, by that Grave Learned Philosopher & Historiographer Plutarch of Chaeronea. Translated out of Greek into French, by James Amiot, Abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the Kings Privy Council, and great Almner of France. With the Lives of Hannibal and Scipio African; Translated out of Latin into French, by Charles de L'Escluse, and out of French into English by Sir Thomas North (Knight). Hereunto are added the Lives of Epaminonda's.

      Cambridge, John Hayes for George Sawbridge, Cambridge 1676 - Folio. Engraved. Boards cleanly detached. Full calf with six raised bands, Morocco title label, gilt ruled. Title page in red and black. Date to foot of spine.; Folio 13" - 23" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Carte du Gouvernement d'Ast. Plan du siège et Reprise de la Cittadelle d'Ast en Piemont par l'Armée du Roy

      A Paris Chez l'Auteur, fine '600 - Inc. in rame, mm. 450x540 alla battuta, ampi margini bianchi. Rara carta storica raffigurante l'assedio della cittadina. Al margine inferiore scena dell'attacco e piccolo riquadro con cartina del "Gouvernement d'Ast". La tavola faceva parte di una serie di vedute celebrative delle imprese dell'esercito francese in Italia, pubblicate a Parigi dal 1676-94 da le S.r de Beaulieu Ingen. ord.re du Roy. Ottima, freschissima.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        The History of France written in Italian by the count Gualdo Priorato. Containing all the memorable actions in France and other neighbouring kingdoms. The translation wherof being begun by the right honourable Henry, late Earl of Monmouth: was finished by William Brent, Esq London Printed for William Place, at Grays-inne Gate Thoas Basset Thomas Dring and John Leigh in Fleetstreet MDCLXXVI

      William Place, London 1676 - Rare Edition Weight (kg): 1,586 Height (cm): 32,4 Width (cm): 21 Thickness (cm): 4 FO Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Meuzelaar]
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