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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Theologiae vere Christianae Apologia

      , 1676. 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

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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        EXPERIMENTS, NOTES &c. INCLUDING THE FIRST TRACT ON ELECTRICITY IN ENGLISH.

      London, E. Flesher, 1676.. about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities: among which is inserted a discourse of the imperfection of the chymist?s doctrine of qualities; together with some reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum. FIRST WORK ON ELECTRICITY IN ENGLISH (Tract 11), FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE WITH CANCEL TITLE PAGE DATED 1676. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, 11 tracts plus general introduction, each tract with separate pagination, register and title pages all dated 1675 except the tenth on Magnetism which is dated 1676, as the first edition copy listed in Fulton. In 11 Parts separately paginated, circa 550 pages, Part 8 lacking last leaf page 33/34, LACKING LEAF WHICH FOLLOWS GENERAL TITLE PAGE (Directions to the binder and on verso, errata) AND B8 (blank - after page 28) IN FIRST TRACT, and at the end of the tract "Fixtness" LEAVES C1 (page 33/34 - text) AND C2 (blank), rebound in full modern panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. General title page slightly dusty and very slightly worn at fore-edge which has been expertly strengthened with acid-free archival tape, a few pages very lightly browned, A8 of Advert to Reader and C2 and C4 of Electricity expertly reinserted, 2 tiny closed tears to top edge of A8, 1 to foredge of B1 following, all neatly repaired, pale water stain to top margins and to fore-edge margins from page 1 of Advert to Reader to page 43 of Heat and Cold, inner edges of pages 18/21 of Volatility slightly browned, no loss of legibility, small tear in A7 of Fixtness, neatly repaired with no loss, 3 small light brown stains on page 20/23 of Fixtness, no loss, slight browning to inner edges of pages 11/12 of Precipitation, small rust spot to B1 of Electricity, slightly affecting 3 letters, pale water stain to upper margin from page 44 of Precipitation to page 14 of Magnetism, and from page 24-32 of Electricity, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of an important science book (lacking 1 prelim leaf and last text leaf of Fixtness). Our book is a reissue of the 1675 first edition with a cancel title page, but otherwise identical. "This collection of eleven tracts is rare and often imperfect.... most copies have a cancel general title bearing the date 1676" (Fulton page 87). Contents: "Of the mechanical origine of heat and cold"; "Experiments, and observations, about the mechanical production of tasts"; "Experiments, and observations, about the mechanical production of odours"; "Of the imperfection of the chymist's doctrine of qualities"; "Reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum"; "Experiments, and notes, about the mechanical origine and production of volatility"; "Experimental notes of the mechanical origine or production of fixtness"; "Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of corrosiveness and corrosibility"; "Of the mechanical causes of chymical precipitation"; "Experiments and notes about the mechanical production of magnetism"; and "Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of electricity". The 11th tract on Electricity is the first published work on the subject in the English language. Boyle refutes the Aristotelian explanations for the phenomena of Magnetism and Electricity. The tracts on Taste and Smell are the first monographs devoted to these special senses in the history of physiological literature. Fulton, Boyle Bibliography, page 89, No.124; Honeyman Collection, Part I, No. 475; Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part II, No. 327. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La géométrie française, ou pratique aisée pour apprendre sans maistre l'arpentage des figures accessibles & inaccessibles, mesures & toisez des fortifications, & toutes sortes de bâtimens pour ceux qui n'ont connoissance des mathématiques, avec la clef arithmétique pour ses operations. La quadrature du cercle ou la pratique & réduction des cercles, segmens, élipses, paraboles, hyperboles & scixtions coniques & cilindriques, en leur quarré parfait, leurs applications au toisé des courbes-lignes, des architectures civille, navalle & militaire en faveur des sçavans.

      Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1676. ____ Première édition de ce bel ouvrage. Il est illustré par un beau frontispice gravé, 4 planches à pleine page et de nombreux bandeaux gravés. Jean de Beaulieu était un ingénieur, géographe du roi et arpenteur juré au département de La Rochelle. Il traite de la planimétrie (mesures de l'arpentage), de la longimétrie (longueurs et largeurs des objets en arpentage), de la stéréométrie (mesure des corps solides), de l'altimétrie (mesure des volumes). La seconde partie est un traité sur la quadrature du cercle "heureusement découverte par l'auteur du présent traité". La troisième a pour titre : "La clef de l'arithmétique, ou la science des nombres pour résoudre toutes les questions proposées, pour les opérations de la Géométrie française" signé A.M.D.G. Exemplaire complet de toutes ses parties et planches requises, ce qui est rare. Reliure très discrètement restaurée, bel exemplaire. ***** First edition of this very rare work on surveying. Illustrated by one frontispice and 4 plates engraved. In-8. Collation : frontispice gravé, (20), 103, (15), 37 [i.e. 39], (1), 24 pp., 2 planches h.-t. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Métamorphoses d'Ovide en rondeaux

      1676. Paris, imprimerie royale, 1676. Grand in-4 (28 x 22 cm) reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre, coupes avec roulettes dorées, tranches mouchetées rouges, illustrations : frontispice et vignettes de Le clerc, F. Chauveau et J. Le Pautre, 7 f., 463 p., 3 f. Petits défauts et petits manques sur le mors supérieur au niveau de la coiffe inférieur, mors ouvert sur 4 centimètres en mors supérieur. Très bon état des feuillets. 4to in full contemporary mottled calf, ribbed & gilt spine with label, red spetted edges, engraved (Le Clerc) frontispiece, numerous engraved vignettes (Chauveau & Le Pautre), [7], 463 p., [3]. bottem tip with small flaws : some wear on joints ; joint split on 4 cm ; a very good copy. Français relié DeCollection

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        Traité de la chymie enseignant par une briève et facile méthode toutes les plus nécessaires préparations. Nelle édit. revue et augm. en toutes ses parties, principalement dans la 3°, que la mort de l'Autheur avait empêché de mettre en sa perfection.

      Lyon, Jean Thioly, 1676, in 12, de 6 ff. 439 pp. 4 ff., faux-titre gravé et 3 planches gravées se dépl. représentant des fourneaux et des ustensiles divers, pl vélin époque, petits trous de ver aux 40 derniers ff. sans atteinte au texte, une planche dépl. restaurée aux pliures et marge inférieure lég. effrangée pour les autres, sinon bon exemplaire. Glaser fut un chimiste réputé en son temps, surtout dans les préparations des poisons. C'est à la suite de la mort de Glaser et de Sainte-Croix dans un accident de laboratoire que la justice se saisit de documents qui conduisirent à l'arrestation de la Marquise de Brinvilliers et de ses complices: ce fut le point de départ de l'affaire des poisons. Lors de son procès, la Brinvilliers déclara que Fouquet avait envoyé Glaser étudier à Florence l'action des poisons italiens; il découvrit entre autres le chlorure d'arsenic et le sous-nitrate de bismuth. Moyse Charas, collègue de Glaser au Jardin Royal des Plantes, s'attribue la paternité de cet ouvrage dans la préface de sa "Thériaque d'Andromachus" Paris 1668: " ... J'aimay mieux le publier sous le nom de Christophe Glaser, que d'y faire voir le mien..." ¶ Caillet 2201 (pour d'autres éditions) - Dorbon 1873/75 (pour d'autres éditions) - Duveen p.251 pour l'e.o.

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        Thomae Bartholini De armillis veterum schedion. Accessit Olai Wormii De aureo cornu Danico ad Licetum responsio. Editio novissima, figuris aeneis illustrata.Unito a: Olai Wormii De aureo cornu Danico ad Fortunium Licetum responsio . cum ejus brevi descriptione & eruditorum judiciis. Unito a: Caspari Bartholini De inauribus veterum syntagma. Accedit mantissa ex Thomae Bartholini Miscellaneis medicis de annulis narium.

      Sumptibus Henrici Wetstenii,, Amstelodami, 1676 - In 12° (13,1×7,4 cm); tre tomi in un volume: (16), 114, (14) pp. e una c. di tav. più volte ripiegata (rilegato nella seconda parte), 40 pp., (16), 148, (2), 17, (9) pp. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Bellissima antiporta figurata alla prima opera. Testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche. Prima edizione completa, un’edizione precedente dove era presente solo il primo volume, uscì nel 1647 e priva anche di parte delle illustrazioni. Bartholin Thomas e Ole Worm sono stati due dei medici e professori più famosi della Danimarca del seicento dando grandi contributi alla medicina mondiale. Bartholin in particolare portò avanti le ricerche di Harvey sulla circolazione sanguigna e diventando uno dei pionieri dell’analisi del sistema linfatico. Ma unire i due grandi studiosi era la passione per la storia e l’archeologia mettendo insieme due delle più ampie ed interessanti collezioni di reperti archeologici e curiosità d’Europa. L’opera qui presentata, completa di tutte le sue parti, è uno dei più importanti repertori sui braccialetti, gioielli, monili antichi pubblicati fino a quel momento. Ricchissimo di immagini, il volume descrive dettagliatamente diversi gioielli antichi nella loro forma, materiale, utilizzo e valore rituale. Per i numerosi riferimenti ai simboli segreti di alcuni gioielli l’opera è citata anche nella Biblioteca Esoterica n. 233 "est question dans cet ouvrage non seulement de la licorne, mais aussi d’animaux cornus et de monstres humains, par exemple de François Trouillet qui vivait aux environs de 1599 et avait au milieu du front une véritable corne de bélier". Infatti Worm fu uno dei principali sostenitori del fatto che i corni venduti come corni di Unicorno fossero in verità corni di Narvalo. Curioso però notare che Worm fece esperimenti per testare le qualità magiche curative dei corni arrivando a concludere che essi avevano la capacità di combattere gli avvelenamenti se ingeritisbriciolati. Esemplare i ottime condizioni di conservazione. A very goog copy. Rif. Bibl.: Bibl. Danica II:446 (third edition). – Inavribus Bibl. Danica II:446 (second edition). – Antiquitatum Bibl. Danica II:445 (third edition).

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        Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds.

      SPEED, John. Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds. Original copper engraved map with skillfull later hand colouring from Speed's The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine published by Bassett and Chiswell. With attractive inset views of the long-since destroyed Richmond and Nonsuch Palaces, compass rose, scale of miles, coats of arms and decorative strapwork. 1676. 380 x 510 mm. John Speed (1552-1629) is arguably the most famous of all the British cartographers. His Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine, first published in 1611, was the first atlas to cover all of Great Britian whilst his later work of 1627, Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World was the first world atlas to be published by an Englishman. In his county maps Speed updated the work of Saxton and Norden adding his own innovations such as inset town plans and views of local landmarks resulting in maps that were not only the most accurate and informative of the day but also the most decorative. A lovely example in fine condition. £1600

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        Tela Ignea Satanae hoc est, Arcani, & horribiles Judaeorum adversus Christum Deum, & Christianam religionem libri anekdotoi.

      6 Tle. Mit gest. Portrait-Frontispiz von J. Sandrart (doppelt eingebunden). Titel, 633 S., 7 Bll. 260 S. 60 S. 1 Bl., 480 S. 45 [recte 75] S. 1 Bl., 100 S. - Zwischen den 5. und 6. Teil gebunden: ders., De loco classico Gen. XLIX.10. Altdorf, Johann Heinrich Schönnerstadt 1676. 132 S. Prgt. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. 21 x 17 cm. VD17 27:724830K und 23:260429K Fürst III, 489 Caillet 11323. - Sammelwerk talmudischer Schriften, "die die Christenfeindlichkeit der Juden darstellen sollten" (Jüd. Lex.). Mit hebräisch-lateinischem Paralleltext und umfangreichen Kommentaren von R. Lipmann. - Vorderer Spiegel mit des Schriftstellers und Theologen Besitzeintrag Johann Caspar Reuchlin (1715-1767), Titel mit Besitzeintrag des Theologen Johann Heinrich Feustking (1672-1713 vgl. ADB VI, 755) sowie Namenszug Gublingius, desweiteren alter Bibliotheksstempel eines theologischen Seminars in Philadelphia. - Sehr gutes Exemplar des voluminösen, fast schon würfelförmigen Bandes!

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        Abregé de l'histoire de Provence contenant plusieurs memoires qui ont êté inconnûs aux auteurs qui ont écrit l'histoire de ce païs

      First edition, very rareBound in full morocco vintage red. Chez Léonard Tetrode à Aix 1676 in-12 (8,5x16,5cm) (16) 528pp. et (4) 556pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Sylva Sylvarum, or a Natural History in Ten Centuries

      S.G.and B.Griffin for Thomas Lee, 1676. 28.0 x 19.0 cm. Pp. [14], 340, [4], 32, portrait frontis, additional engraved titlepage. Recently professionally rebound in full calf with contrasting label. Portrait frontis trimmed and mounted on separate leaf.. 10th Ed,. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        EXPERIMENTS, NOTES &c. INCLUDING THE FIRST TRACT ON ELECTRICITY IN ENGLISH.

      London E. Flesher 1676 - about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities: among which is inserted a discourse of the imperfection of the chymist’s doctrine of qualities; together with some reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum. FIRST WORK ON ELECTRICITY IN ENGLISH (Tract 11), FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE WITH CANCEL TITLE PAGE DATED 1676. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, 11 tracts plus general introduction, each tract with separate pagination, register and title pages all dated 1675 except the tenth on Magnetism which is dated 1676, as the first edition copy listed in Fulton. In 11 Parts separately paginated, circa 550 pages, Part 8 lacking last leaf page 33/34, LACKING LEAF WHICH FOLLOWS GENERAL TITLE PAGE (Directions to the binder and on verso, errata) AND B8 (blank - after page 28) IN FIRST TRACT, and at the end of the tract "Fixtness" LEAVES C1 (page 33/34 - text) AND C2 (blank), rebound in full modern panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. General title page slightly dusty and very slightly worn at fore-edge which has been expertly strengthened with acid-free archival tape, a few pages very lightly browned, A8 of Advert to Reader and C2 and C4 of Electricity expertly reinserted, 2 tiny closed tears to top edge of A8, 1 to foredge of B1 following, all neatly repaired, pale water stain to top margins and to fore-edge margins from page 1 of Advert to Reader to page 43 of Heat and Cold, inner edges of pages 18/21 of Volatility slightly browned, no loss of legibility, small tear in A7 of Fixtness, neatly repaired with no loss, 3 small light brown stains on page 20/23 of Fixtness, no loss, slight browning to inner edges of pages 11/12 of Precipitation, small rust spot to B1 of Electricity, slightly affecting 3 letters, pale water stain to upper margin from page 44 of Precipitation to page 14 of Magnetism, and from page 24-32 of Electricity, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of an important science book (lacking 1 prelim leaf and last text leaf of Fixtness). Our book is a reissue of the 1675 first edition with a cancel title page, but otherwise identical. "This collection of eleven tracts is rare and often imperfect. most copies have a cancel general title bearing the date 1676" (Fulton page 87). Contents: "Of the mechanical origine of heat and cold"; "Experiments, and observations, about the mechanical production of tasts"; "Experiments, and observations, about the mechanical production of odours"; "Of the imperfection of the chymist's doctrine of qualities"; "Reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum"; "Experiments, and notes, about the mechanical origine and production of volatility"; "Experimental notes of the mechanical origine or production of fixtness"; "Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of corrosiveness and corrosibility"; "Of the mechanical causes of chymical precipitation"; "Experiments and notes about the mechanical production of magnetism"; and "Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of electricity". The 11th tract on Electricity is the first published work on the subject in the English language. Boyle refutes the Aristotelian explanations for the phenomena of Magnetism and Electricity. The tracts on Taste and Smell are the first monographs devoted to these special senses in the history of physiological literature. Fulton, Boyle Bibliography, page 89, No.124; Honeyman Collection, Part I, No. 475; Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part II, No. 327. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

      London: R Royston B Took. G: in Good condition. Professionally conserved with original rubbed and edge worn boards and new eps. Expert repair to fore edge of several leaves. Rebacked with original spine panels laid on. Inscription on half title dated 1706. Some stains to some upper margins. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library. 1676. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 370mm x 240mm (15" x 9"). [x], 498pp, 79pp, [xi]. Conservation note by Delmas Conservation Bindery dated August 1998 laid on at end paste-down. Heraldic book-plate of Thos Cobbe 'Moriens Cano'. .

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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: Cambridge, John Hayes for George Sawbridge. Very Good. 1676. Later Printing. Hardcover. 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 .

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        Nouveau traité des oeillets la façon la plus utile & facile de les bien cultiver, leurs noms, leurs couleurs, & leur beauté. Avec la Liste des plus nouveaux ; par L. C. B. M.

      Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1676, in 12, de 2ff. 162pp., 1f., pl. vélin souple époque, très nbr. rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce traité peu commun, attribué à Goube par le cat. BNF et à Goube (de Valenciennes) par Barbier III. 522. L'auteur, jardinier à Valenciennes, donne une série de conseils techniques pour cultiver les oeillets: comment marcotter, la terre nécessaire, les pots, l'arrosage, les maladies et les traitements, les critères de beauté, etc....Il fait un classement selon 7 types de couleurs, et décrit 297 variétés d'oeillets.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & cut vp. By Democritus Junior with a satyricall preface, conducing to the following discourse. The eighth edition, corrected and augmented by the author.

      Printed for Peter Parker. 1676 [8], 46, [6], 434, [8] index. [2]pp ads, engraved titlepage, first leaf bears half title on recto and 'The argument of the frontispiece' on the verso. Folio. Sl. browning, occasional minor marks but generally a good clean copy; small paper flaw hole to Nn3 sl. affecting a few letters, bound without endpapers, pastedowns use waste sheets from an earlier Latin work. Bound in 18th century panelled calf, expertly rebacked, raised & gilt bands, red morocco label. 19th century ownership inscription of Geo. Frere at head of titlepage.ESTC R10536. The final edition of the 17th century, and the last to be printed until 1800.

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        Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. To which be added Homer's Odysses Englished by the same author / Odysses. Translated out of the Greek by Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. The Second Edition.

      London: William Crook, 1676. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. To which be added Homer's Odysses Englished by the same author. London: Printed by J. C. for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1676. [12], 384 pp. Signatures: A-Z6, Aa-Kk6 (A4-6, advertisements; U1 incorrectly signed V). Pages 194, 226, 234, 242, 368 incorrectly numbered 94, 26, 243, 42, 378, respectively. Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout, title page with paper repair at top margin and center (affecting the word "London"), small burn hole in Gg2 affecting one letter of text, fore-margin of Dd4 torn with loss of one letter of text. [Bound with] HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]. Odysses. Translated out of the Greek by Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. The Second edition. London: Printed for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1677. [6], 269, 280-301 [3] pp. Lacking the additional engraved title. Signatures: B? C-O¹². 12mo (157 x 90 mm). Contemporary full calf (heavily worn, corners bumped). Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout. Still a good copy of of the exceedingly rare first edition of Hobbes' translation of the Iliads. ----Wing H2550; ESTC R2521, Macdonald & Hargreaves 79. The rare FIRST EDITION of Thomas Hobbes' Translation into English Verse of Homer's Iliads, published one year after his translation of Homer's Odyssey. Hobbes' Homer is the fitting latter bookend of one of the greatest careers of any philosopher of antiquity or modernity. His first important publication was, of course, the Thucydides of 1629. Having thus begun with antiquity's greatest historian, Hobbes, arguably the greatest and most influential early modern philosopher, ends his career with antiquity's greatest poet. The translation was well received and was enjoyed by Pope, who owned and annotated a copy, using Hobbes' translation as one of the references for his own. Hobbes' short essay on the virtues of an heroic poem, which serves as an epistle to the reader is full of erudition and one of the earlier works on its subject in English. Both first editions of Hobbe's translation are rare. AE records only one copy of the Iliads at auction (Sotheby's 2015) in the past 50 years. Most of the copies in libraries are reproductions of the Huntington Library original. Our copy is bound with the second edition of the Odyssey (ESTC R38794), which was published together with the second edition of the Odyssey one year after, in 1677. Very Good.

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        Abregé de l'histoire de Provence contenant plusieurs memoires qui ont êté inconnûs aux auteurs qui ont écrit l'histoire de ce païs

      First edition, very rareBound in full morocco vintage red. Chez Léonard Tetrode à Aix 1676 in-12 (8,5x16,5cm) (16) 528pp. et (4) 556pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Antiquitates Apostolicae or, the History of the Holy Apostles...

      London: R. Royston, 1676. Folio, with a frontispiece and double page 'Tree of Faith' plate, several other cuts in the text; contemporary gilt-ruled polished crimson calf, spine with gilt decorated panels between raised bands. A beautifully printed history of the early church, illustrated with remarkable cuts depicting the apostles persecuted in all manner of ways, including crucifixion, immolation and the dreaded 'cauldron of boyling oyl'. Each apostle is awarded a separate chapter, and is depicted both beatified and under duress. The author, William Cave (1637-1713), was a minister and scholar of Church history who took his Doctor of Divinity at Cambridge before serving as vicar of Islington, and later in London. Cave was chaplain to Charles II and Canon of Winsor. Cave's primary area of expertise was the early history of the Church, and following the structure of Eusebius of Caesarea he weaves the lives of the apostles into a close narrative that illuminates arcane early theology for his readers. Cave openly credits his debt to the tradition of Eusebius, and by so doing was successful making the early history of the Church accessible to a wider audience: 'what is significant about Cave's writings is that they follow the tradition of Christian bio-bibliography that in late antiquity and into the medieval period had such a long and rich history, and which was revived in the Reformation. Cave's works provide valuable evidence for the interest in patristic scholarship at the end of the seventeenth century... ' (ODB). From the library of Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, with an old label to the front endpaper. Preliminaries thumbed, old ownership manuscript to title ("Cam. Tankerville 1726"), a bit foxed and a few scattered stains, good overall in contemporary calf, scuffed and worn at extremities, with some loss of the headband, rear board stained.

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        Almanacco Perpetuo di Rutilio Benincasa Cosentino, Illustrato, e diviso in Cinque Parti Da Ottavio Beltrano Di Terranova di Calabria Citra; Opera molto necessaria, e dilettevole, come anco di gran giovamento, & utile a ciascheduno, e particolarmente Ad Astrologi, Fisonomici, Medici, Fisici, Chirurgi, Barbieri, Distillatori, Alchimisti, Agricoltori, Pittori, Nocchieri, Viandanti, Mastri di Campo, Sargenti Maggiori, Ajutanti, e qualunque altra persona curiosa. Con due copiosissime. Tavole di tutto quello, che si contiene nel presente Almanacco. In quest'ultima impressione da infiniti errori, che v'erano, massime nell'Aritmetica, espurgato, et emendato.

      Brigonci, 1676. Cm. 16,5, pp. (16) 516 (6) 144. Con molte figure incise in xilografia. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Poche bruniture, complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. La quinta parte possiede autonomo frontespizio e numerazione (fisico trattato d'aritmetica).

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        A Newe Mape of Tartary.

      1676 - London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm, with wide margins. A highly decorative map of the Russian Empire, finely engraved by Dirck Gryp for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with eight costume vignettes down the sides and four city prospects, including Astrakan & Samarkand, along the top. On the map the Caspian Sea is still wider than it is tall; the Straits on Anian appear with no sign of Kamchatka; and Korea is an island.

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

      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." Londra London 525 410

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        De Aequitate tractatus novus usuque receprissimus libri tres.

      1676. 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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        Histoire de l'église. T. 3: Ecrite par Sozomène. Traduite par Monsieur Cousin.

      Paris, Pierre Rocolet 1676 - 25 x 19 cm. [14] Bl., 568 [recte 566] Seiten, [7] Bl. Mit prächtiger Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titelblatt, zwei Holzschnitt-Vignetten und einer Kupferstich-Vignette. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückentitel und reicher Vergoldung auf dem Rücken und auf beiden Deckeln (Wappeneinband), Stehkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Ecken bestossen. Rücken an Kopf und Fuss etwas beschädigt, Aussengelenke geplatzt. Widmung mit papiergedecktem Siegel (s.u.), Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag, verso mit Notizen zur Edition. Einzelband aus einem vierbändigen Sammelwerk zur Kirchengeschichte, vgl. den Katalogeintrag der Französischen Nationalbibliothek: FRBNF31380424 Histoire de l'Église, Paris, P. Rocolet, 1675-1676. 4 vol., Comprend : I. Eusèbe. II. Socrate ; III. Sozomène ; IV. Theodoret et Evagre. Schulpreiseinband des Jesuitenkollegs in Tours, vorderer flieg. Vorsatz mit entsprechender 11zeiliger Widmung, signiert und gesiegelt, verliehen vom Erzbischof von Tours Mathieu Ysoré d'Hervault de Pleumartin (EB 1693-1716), mit seinem Wappen auf beiden Deckeln.

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        Publius Vergilius Maro: P.[UBLII] VIRGILII MARONIS OPERA; Nic.[olaus] Heins.[ius] Dan.[ielis] F.[ilii] Emembranis compluribus iisque antiquißimis recensuit.

      Amsterdam Elzevier 1676 - 1 (w) Bl; 26 Bll. (incl. gest. Titel); 387 S; 1 mehrf. gef. Kte; 14 Bll. (Index); 1 (w) Bl. Mit fünf durchgezogenen Pergamentstreifen gehefteter Pergamentband der Zeit. (13,4 x 7,8 cm, bzw. 12,8 x 7,4 cm; Buchblock: 2,3 cm) 12°. Bérard S. 71 ("Daniel Elzévir a donné cette édition, qui est beaucoup moins belle que la précédente, mais qui passe pour fort correcte, et pour avoir servi de base à la plupart des éditions imprimées depuis. Il en existe trois papiers; le premier est de la grandeur ordinaire des éditions d'Elzévirs petit in-12, et, quoique assez peu commun, il ne vaut guère que 20 à 30 fr.: le second a 6 pouces 3 à 4 lignes de haut; il est rare, et s'est vendu 120 francs en 1808: le troisième papier est beaucoup plus fort et beaucoup plus grand que les deux autres. Un exemplaire de ce dernier, haut de 6 pouces 10 lignes, et large de 3 pouces 10 lignes et demie, d'ailleurs parfaitement conservé, a été payé chez Firmin Didot 366 francs. La carte de navigation d'Énée manque quelquefois, mais alors les exemplaires sont incomplets."). Pieters 448 auf S. 308 ("Cette édition qui passe pour fort correcte et pour avoir servi de base à la plupart des éditions imprimées depuis, a été tirée sur 3 differents papiers: les exemplaires du 1er sont de la grandeur ordinaire des éditions des Elsevier pet. in-12. Ceux du 2e ont 6 pouces, 3 à 4 lignes de haut et se sont vendus jusqu'à 120 fr. Ceux du 3e, qui est beaucoup plus fort, sont hauts de 6 pouces 10 lignes, et larges de 3 puces 10 lignes et demie: celui de Firmin Didot, qui avait ces dimensions et d'ailleurs parfaitement conservé, a été payé 366 fr. Malgré sa réputation d'être fort correcte, voici les fautes, peu graves `a la verité, que M. Jules Chenu ya signalisée (page 32 du Bulletin du Bibliophile de Techener de l'année 1847): . M. Chenu ajoute à ces remarques, que le titre et la carte de cette édition ont été tirés sur les cuivres mêmes qui ont servi pour l'édition de 1636: on y a fait seulement les changements nécessaires pour les mettre en rapport avec l'édition de 1676."). Siennicki S. 62. Willems 1523 ("L'édition a été tirée sur deux papiers. Le papier ordinaire est de la grandeur moyenne des elzeviers pet. in-12; broché, il mesure 148 mill. environ. . Le grand papier, qui est beaucoup plus beau, mesure de 170 à 184 mill., suivant que les marges ont été plus ou moins respectées. Les exemplaires de ce format sont très rares, et valent un prix très élevé. . Bérard, et après lui MM. Pieters et Brunet, admettent trois formats: le petit, le moyen et le grand in-12, ce dernier sur papier fort. Millot rejette cette division, qu'il trouve tout arbitraire. La vérité est que certains exemplaires ont été tirés sur un papier plus fort, mais il n'a pas été fait de nouvelle imposition, et les dimensions sont restées les mêmes. La correspondance de Daniel fait foi que le tirage du grand papier a été limité à 48 exemplaires. Pendant que cette éditions s'imprimait, la guerre sévissait entre la France et les Provinces Unies. Nic. Heinsius, qui avait formé le projet de dédier son Virgile à Louis XIV, ne cessait d'insister auprès de Daniel pour qu'il différât la mise en vente du volume jusqu'à la conclusion de la paix. Comme les hostilités menaçaient de se polonger indéfiniment, il fut décidé d'un commun accord qu'on mettrait en vente les exemplaires ordinaires, et qu'on réserverait les 48 exemplaires en grand papier, jusqu'à ce que les circonstances permissent décemment à Heinsius d'en faire hommage au grand Roi Le Virgile vit don le jour en septembre 1676. Le grand papier, et ce qui restait de l'édition, ne parut qu'en mars 1679, avec la dédicace en vers latins et quelques modifcations dans les pièces liminaires. Seulement on oublia, au grand regret de l'éditeur, de renouveler la date sur le frontispice gravé Il résulte de là que les exemplaires présentent entre eux certaines différences. Il y a: 1° les exemplaires primitifs, tels que nous les avons décrits ci-dessus, ayant 24 ff. limin.; 2

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        Opus posthumum. Pharmaceutice rationalis, sive Diatriba de medicamentorum operationibus in humano corpore

      [28]-224-[4] pages Lugdnuni, Sumptibus Johannis Antonii Huguetan, 1676, in-4, [28]-224-[4] pages, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, 8 planches gravées sur cuivre, dont une dépliante. Traité Pharmaceutice rationalis du célèbre médecin anglais Thomas Willis (1621-1675). Thomas Willis joua un rôle décisif dans l'histoire de la neuroanatomie et de la neuropathologie. Il donne d'ailleurs son nom à l'une de ses découvertes, le "polygone de Willis", qui définit une partie du système vasculaire du cerveau. "Willis was remarkable for his careful clinical observation. He was second only to Sydenham in his day. To him we owe the original descriptions of several conditions" (Garrison & Morton, n° 62). Annotations anciennes sur les gardes et ex-libris ancien manuscrit au titre. Reliure usagée, épidermures, galeries de vers et manques sur les plats, coiffes arasées. Quelques rousseurs, une auréole angulaire, galerie de vers en tête des feuillets, sans atteinte au texte.

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        Historiarum et observationum medicophysicarum centuriae IV

      trois (sur 6) parties en un Francofurti & Lispiae [Francfort et Leipzig], apud Laur. Sigism. Cörnerum, 1676, in-8, trois (sur 6) parties en un volume, front, [8]-352-[30]-86-55 pages, vélin rigide à petits recouvrement du XVIIIe siècle, titre manuscrit en tête du dos, tranches rouges, Frontispice gravé en taille-douce figurant l'auteur debout sur le socle de la médecine, un caducée à la main. Un bois gravé dans le texte représentant des frères siamois. Nouvelle édition, posthume, des observations de Pierre Borel (c. 1620-1671), en quatre centuries ; les deux premières ont paru à l'origine en 1653, les troisième et quatrième en 1656. Exemplaire incomplet des Observations de Jean Rhodius et de Pierre-Mathieu Rossius, ainsi que du traité sur les affections d'Arnauld Boot ; bien complet, en revanche, des observations médicales d'Isaac Cattier et de la vie de Descartes par Borel. Pierre Borel (c. 1620-1671) est né à Castres. Son père, Jacques Borel, dont on connaît quelques pièces de poésie, lui inspira l'amour des Belles Lettres. Il se livra parallèlement à l'étude de la médecine et prit le grade de docteur à Montpellier. Sa réputation faite, il se rendit à Paris où il obtint une place de médecin ordinaire du roi. Il entra en 1674 à l'Académie des Sciences en qualité de chimiste. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la première garde blanche, daté de 1864, ex-libris de 1900 (D. J. van der Heoven) ; et 3 étiquettes ex-libris au contreplat et sur la première garde blanche : l'une d'une bibliothèque d'Ellwangen en Allemagne ("ad. Blibliothec. Aulic. Elvacensem", seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle), une autre d'une bibliothèque hollandaise, aux armes de la famille van der Hoeven, et la troisième d'un médecin portant la date de 1985. Wellcome II, pp. 204-205. Krivatsy, n° 1574. Dezeimeris II, p. 467.

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        The History of the Grecian War: In Eight Books. Written by Thucydides. Faithfully Translated from the Original by Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury. With Maps Describing the Countrey. The Second Edition, Much Corrected and Amended

      London: Printed by Andrew Clark for Charles Harper, 1676. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and corrected. [46], 357, [10]pp (with two pages misnumbered). Recent dark red full paneled calf, sides decorated in blind, spine with five raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold. Engraved title page in Latin, title page printed in red and black, one foldout map of ancient Greece, one foldout map of ancient Sicily, one foldout plate of Syracuse besieged by the Athenians, two inserted plates. Engravings by Thomas Cecill. With the bookplate of Samuel Boddington on the front pastedown. The name on the bookplate was at some point marked out and the new owner's name written in ink (A. S. Wilkins, likely Professor Augustus S. Wilkins). Minor mends to the engraved title, lower edge of the title page slightly trimmed (not affecting text), old mend to the back of one of the plates, small doodle on the margin of one of the leaves. Internally extremely clean with light toning. A near fine copy. Wing T1134; Folio.

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        Discursus politicus de polygamia

      Fribourg i. Br. Cunrath, 1676 - 173 pp. in-12, vélin de l'époque. Éloge de la polygamie par un Pasteur qui a exercé en Allemagne et dans divers pays scandinaves. En continuel conflit avec les autorités, il lui fut interdit de revenir au Danemark sous peine de punition définitive ! Il enseigne dans son ouvrage que la polygamie ne doit pas seulement être permise, mais est un devoir naturel. L'ouvrage fut condamné au feu.

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        Tripoli in Barbary W: Hollar fecit, 1676

      London, 1676 - Fighting the pirates in Tripoli Birds-eye view of the punitive operation by the English fleet against pirates in the Mediterranean, commanded by Sir John Narborough. The main fleet is shown off the harbour mouth while the row-boats, led by Lieutenant (later Admiral Sir) Cloudesley Shovell, have entered the harbour to attack the pirate vessels, destroying four in the initial attack. In subsequent days several more ships were sunk or captured.The map gives a sketch outline of the city of Tripoli, focussing on his walled defences, and principal landmarks, presumably those viewed (and viewable) by the mapmaker from the deck of one of the ships in the harbour.Prepared to illustrate Sir John Narborough's Particular Narrative of the burning in the port of Tripoli four men of war (London, 1676) but seemingly issued separately. 248 by 331mm. (9.75 by 13 inches). ESTC R8333 (twelve institutional locations of the book); Pennington: Descriptive Catalogue Of The Work Of Wenceslas Hollar, 1203.

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