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        Oost-Indische voyagie, vervattende veel voorname voorvallen en ongemeene vreemde geschiedenissen/ bloedige zee- en landt-gevechten tegen de Portugeesen en Makassaren, belegering/ bestorming en verovering van veel voorname steden en kasteelen. Mitsgaders een curieuse beschrijving der voornaemste landen, eylanden, koninckrijcken en steden in Oost-Indien; haar wetten, zeden, godsdiensten, costuymen, drachten, dieren, vruchten en planten. Als oock sijn seer gevaerlijcke wederom-reyse naer't vaderlandt/ daer in een bysondere harde ontmoetinge met d'Engelsche oorloghs-vloot/ soo in Bergen Noorwegen/ als in de Noord-Zee.

      - Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs & Johannes van Someren, 1676.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum (sl. soiled), with title in manuscript on spine. With engraved allegorical title-page, engraved portrait, 4 half-page illustrations and 43 engraved plates (20 double-page) after the author. (12),328; 253,(23) pp.First edition. - Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) spent 7 years as a physician in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East 1658-1665. His travel-account stayed very popular for a long time because of his ample and vivid descriptions of the countries, the different peoples and anything of note concerning the animals, plants, etc. of Java, Amboyna, Ternate, Celebes, Cape of Good Hope, coast of Coromandel, Malabar, Persia, Arabia, Ceylon, etc. With fine engraved views of Batavia, Ternate, Malacca, Makassar, Colombo, Cape of Good Hope etc. by C. Decker and J. Kip. Most of them are the first accurate topographical views of these towns. Because of the bad weather the fleet arrived on the return voyage in Bergen (Norway), where Schouten eyewitnessed the attack by the English in 1665. 'Schouten was an observant traveller who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions' (Howgego p.947). 'As a physician, Schouten had a more than ordinary interest in flora and fauna and in hygiene and living conditions' (Lach, Asia in the making III, p.955). - Occasionally some minor staining, margins of 1 plate restored with loss of very small part of the image, added a plate index in manuscript. - A good copy of the rare editio princeps.Tiele 990; Cat. NHSM I, p.174; Landwehr, VOC, 283; Mendelssohn II, p.279-80. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Seder Ha-ha'arakhah (Order of Assessment) [TAX CODE FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF MANTUA 1676-1679]

      Mantua (Mantova): Ha'Achim B'nei Rabbi Yehoshua M'Prushah (The Brothers, the Sons of Rabbi Yehoshua, from Perugia), 1676. First edition. Loose leaf. vg. Small quarto. Approximately 8.5x6.5". 12pp. Pages uncut. The Seder Ha-ha'arakhah (Order of Assessment) was the tax code for the Jewish community of Mantua. These tax regulations were first published in 1588 and continued to be published at various intervals until the end of the 18th century. During certain periods a new revised code was published while in other instances the standing regulations were simply renewed and extended.* This publication is for the years 1676-1679, during the rule of Duke Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga.The Order of Assessment deals in detail with the variety of subjects related to taxation. These include: types of taxable property and income as well as exceptions, minimum taxable amounts, and those based on various goods and types of businesses. As an example, bankers or moneylenders would be responsible for a different tax rate than an artisan or a merchant. The Jewish community would calculate the total tax liability of the community and extrapolate the various sub-rates for individuals as based on the above factors for the given period. Also discussed are how the tax assessors should be elected and operate. At any given time there were usually three assessors elected by the community to serve for terms of three years. It would be these individuals who would be responsible for formulating the updated tax code, with approval of the ruler. Text printed in Hebrew Rashi script.Pages with some minor creasing along the edges. Sporadic light water stains and/or smudges along the edges of some of the pages. Pages in very good condition overall. * "History of the Jews of Mantua" (Simonsohn)*Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga (1652 - 1708) was the only child of Duke Charles II of Mantua and Montferrat, and the last ruler of the Duchy of Mantua, of the Gonzaga family. He ruled at a time when both the French and the Austrian Empires were vying for power in Northern Italy. "Ferdinando Carlo acquired a name for dissipation and squandered the money in the treasury in his pursuit of pleasure" and "he extorted money from the [Jewish] community, bleeding them to an extent that was unprecedented in the whole history of relations between the Dukes of Gonzaga and their Jewish subjects. - "History of the Jews of Mantua" by Shlomo Simonsohn, p.67 and 69.

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        Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

      E. Flesher and J. Macock, London 1676 - (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). [16], 498, 79, [1], [14]pp. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands, later paper label, worn Provenance: Jonathan Fisher (signatures dated as early as 1692); Jacobus Fisher (signature dated 1707); John Hare (early signature) First edition of a landmark in western medicine. Richard Wiseman (1621-1676) was the most prominent surgeon during the English civil war. His primary work, Several Surgical Treatises, is now seen as a landmark in the history of western medicine. The work details over 600 case histories of surgical procedures. The treatises include works on Tumors, Ulcers, Diseases of the Anus, Kings-evill, Wounds, Gunshot Wounds, Fractures and Luxations, and with a separately paginated section on Lues Venerea. Among the most significant contributions is Wiseman's practice of early amputation of infected limbs, before disease could spread throughout the body, which was contrary to common practice. Wing W3107; ESTC R12081; Garrison & Morton 5573; Heirs of Hippocrates 350; Norman 2253; Osler 4258. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland

      London: printed by J[ames] C[ottrell] for Thomas Basset, 1676. Second edition. [viii], 604, [18] pp., with mispagination. Folio (290 x 180 mm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Lacking frontispiece, title page defective, blank margin of one leaf trimmed, scattered staining, joints chipped, binding rubbed. Second edition. [viii], 604, [18] pp., with mispagination. Folio (290 x 180 mm). From the library of Charles Lamb. British poet and essayist Charles Lamb's copy, which then passed into the library of Lamb's publisher and son-in-law, Edward Moxon, who married Lamb's adopted daughter, Emma Isola Lamb (1809-1891). With three items of correspondence addressed to H.S.W. Edwardes, by two Lamb scholars and an English auctioneer, relating to the book's provenance. Wing H1321. Provenance: Charles Lamb (ownership signature to title page); early manuscript note on Heath to blank facing title; Edward Moxon (manuscript note on flyleaf); B. Francis (note attesting its purchase at Moxon's sale); C. Howes Bookshop, Hastings (dealer description tipped at back); H.S.W. Edwardes (bookplate, correspondence laid in)

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        Hantshire, Described and Divided. Original Antique Engraved Hand Coloured Map of Hampshire. With Plan of Winchester, Arms of Nobles and Description of County on rear. Double-Glazed.

      London, Fleet Street, Thomas Bassett, 1676 - Framed size approx 28 x 23 inches. Engraved surfaces approx 20 x 15 ins. Double-glazed in gold wood frame with ivory mount behind glass. (Front and Back.) In very good condition. Some darkening/tanning to paper, vertical centre crease. Some slight fading to print in some areas. Lovely bright, crisp colouring. Very small tear to top l/h corner. Centre fold and edges darkened on rear side. Else a beautiful clean example. Original engraved map with hand colouring. Coloured letterpiece on rear side.

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        Relatio eorum quae circa Sac. Caesareae Maj. ad magnum Moscorum Czarum ablegatos Annibalem Franciscum de Bottoni et Joann Carolum Terlingerenum de Guzman,

      1676 - anno 1675 gesta sunt, recensita per Adolphum Lyseck. (Wyd. 1). Salisburgi 1676. Sumpt. & Typis Joan. Bapt. Mayr. (15,5 x 9,5 cm), k. [4], s. 124, opr. perg. z epoki. (Estr. T. 21). Ślady zawilg., wyklejki przednie nieco zmurszałe i lekko uszkodzone. Oprawa z niew. otarciami i zabrudzeniami. Niezwykle cenna i interesująca praca opisująca podróz dwóch dyplomatów austriackich do Moskwy wiosną 1675 r., zawierająca także relację z przebiegu rozmów i działań dyplomatycznych na dworze w Moskwie. Dwaj dyplomaci wysłannicy cesarza Leopolda I, Hannibal Franciszek von Bottoni i Johann Carl Terlinger de Guzman wyruszyli w podróż wiosną 1675 roku przez Morawy, Śląsk, Polskę, Pomorze, Kaszuby, Prusy i Litwe do Moskwy gdzie spotkali się z carem Aleksym. W wyniku ich działań dyplomatycznych został podpisany tajny traktat pomiędzy Austrią i Rosją "foedus austriaco-moscoviticum", dnia 22 października 1675 roku, majacy na celu utrzymanie w Polsce dotychczasowego systemu ustrojowego, wygodnego dla państw ościennych. Traktat ten był bezposrednią reakcją na dopiero co zawarty tajny sojusz polsko-francuski podpisany 11 czerwca 1675 roku. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Festungs-Bau-Kunst, Oder Der vollkommene Ingenieur, Worinn Nicht allein deutlich, gründlich und ausführlich beschrieben wird, auff was art und Weise man Festungen, sie seyn regular, oder irregular, auffbauen solle: Sondern auch wie man Städte und Festungen attaquieren, überrumpeln, belägern und bestürmen solle: Und endlich wie die Städtische sich so wohl wider diese gemeldte, als wider alle andere feindliche Zufälle und Beleidigungen defendiren sollen etc. Alles in 55. Kupfferstücken, so der Herr Author eigenhändig gestochen, deutlich erklähret …

      Amsterdam, In Verlegung Abraham Wolffgnags, Hendrich u. Dietrich Boom 1676.. 8°. 7 Bll., 664 S., 1 Bl. (Bericht. f. d. Buchbinder). Mit 55 Kupferstichen (dav. 12 auf gefalt. Taf.) u. 1 gefalt. Tab. HLn. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Rückenkante angeplatz. Tit. u. Taf. verso alt gestemp. VD17 23:313816A - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der französische Festungsbaumeister Antoine de Ville (1596 in Toulouse - 1656), erhelt nach dem Westfälischen Frieden (1648) den Aufrag die an Frankreich abgetretenen Städte zu befestigen. Von ihm stammt der Ausdruck: "Quand on fortifie une place, il faut fermer les yeux et ouvrir la bourse". Er gilt zusammen mit seinem Konkurrenten Blaise François Pagan als Vorläufer Vaubans.

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        Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

      London: E. Flesher and J. Macock, 1676. Quarto. (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). [16], 498, 79, [1], [14]pp. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands, later paper label, wornProvenance: Jonathan Fisher (signatures dated as early as 1692); Jacobus Fisher (signature dated 1707); John Hare (early signature)First edition of a landmark in western medicine.Richard Wiseman (1621-1676) was the most prominent surgeon during the English civil war. His primary work, Several Surgical Treatises, is now seen as a landmark in the history of western medicine. The work details over 600 case histories of surgical procedures.The treatises include works on Tumors, Ulcers, Diseases of the Anus, Kings-evill, Wounds, Gunshot Wounds, Fractures and Luxations, and with a separately paginated section on Lues Venerea. Among the most significant contributions is Wiseman's practice of early amputation of infected limbs, before disease could spread throughout the body, which was contrary to common practice.Wing W3107; ESTC R12081; Garrison & Morton 5573; Heirs of Hippocrates 350; Norman 2253; Osler 4258.

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        Hantshire, Described and Divided. Original Antique Engraved Hand Coloured Map of Hampshire. With Plan of Winchester, Arms of Nobles and Description of County on rear. Double-Glazed.

      London, Fleet Street, Thomas Bassett, 1676. Framed size approx 28 x 23 inches. Engraved surfaces approx 20 x 15 ins. Double-glazed in gold wood frame with ivory mount behind glass. (Front and Back.) In very good condition. Some darkening/tanning to paper, vertical centre crease. Some slight fading to print in some areas. Lovely bright, crisp colouring. Very small tear to top l/h corner. Centre fold and edges darkened on rear side. Else a beautiful clean example. Original engraved map with hand colouring. Coloured letterpiece on rear side.

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        Das Königliche Marck aller Länder / Das ist: Politischer Discurs Zwischen Polygamo und Monogamo von der Polygamia Oder Vielweiberey. auffgesetzt Und mit mehr als 100. Argumenten erkläret.

      Friburgi, Apud Henricum Cunrath (Angaben fingiert), 1676. - 26 nn. Bl. 4° (19,8 x 16,3 cm). Moderne Interimsbroschur mit Leinenstreifen am Rücken. Johannes Leyser oder Lyser, 1631-84, Sohn des Polykarp Leyser II und damit Abkömmling einer bedeutenden Gelehrtenfamilie, geboren in Leipzig, gestorben irgendwo zwischen Paris und Versailles nach langer Zeit des Umherirrens in ganz Europa, wird gelegentlich und fälschlich als Pseudonym des Schauspielers, Musiker und Dichters Johann Peter Theodor Burmeister (1804-1870) aufgelöst, wohl weil dieser unter seiner zahlreichen Pseudonymen sich auch Johann Peter Lyser nannte (vgl. B. Pünjer in ADB, 18, S. 526f - Eintrag unter dem Vater; vgl. auch Eymer 50). Leyser, studierter Theologe und Lutheraner, war lange Vorsteher der Landesschule in Schulpforta, die zwei Jahrhunderte später ein weiterer rebellischer Eliteschüler, Friedrich Nietzsche, besuchte. Leysers Anschauungen der Notwendigkeit von Polygamie als natur- und gottgegeben erzwangen den Bruch mit dem Vater, der Familie und der Gesellschaft insgesamt, die im Gegenzug seine Schriften verbot und verbrannte. Hayn/G. VI, 235: Jöcher II, 2629f. (Weller I, 36 - Druckort nicht aufgelöst). Bei dem Drucker "Cunrath", dessen Name leicht die Assoziation zum dem des berühmten Alchemisten Khunrath erlaubt und damit einer Mystifikation Vorschub leistet, handet es sich möglicherweise um den Hamburger Drucker Henricus Künrath, tätig 1670-93 (vgl. Gruys/de Wolf 48), damit wäre "Friburgus" die "Freie" Stadt Ham"burg". Einige kleinere Randläsuren; wasserrandig; fleckig und angegraut; Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. DE

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        Itinerarium Athei Ad Veritatis viam deducti. In quo Atheizantium objectae nebulae, lucidissimo veritatis Sole disperguntur. Opusculum non minus curiosum, quàm fructuosum, argumentis tam sacris, quàm profanis, & à naturae lumine petits stabilitum.

      Viennae Austriae (Wien), Joannis Jacobi Kürner, 1676. 12°. Titel + 5 n.n. Bll. + 236 [i.e. 216] + 11 S. OPgm. der Zeit. In latein. Sprache. Vgl. VD17 12:110764V. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln, jedoch ohne das Frontispiz. - R. m. kl. Fehlstelle im Pergament, gelöschte Besitzeinträge a. T. sowie kl. Abschnitt, fl. V. fehlt, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Der ungarische Theologe, (1671 - 1733), trat 1688 in den Jesuitenorden ein. Er unterrichtete Mathematik, Philosophie und Theologie an verschiedenen Einrichtungen und Orten, u.a. in Siebenbürgen. (nach Zitat). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Emblematik; Theologie, Religion

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        The Baronage of England or an Historical Account of the Lives and most memorable Actions of our English Nobility in the Saxons time to the Norman Conquest and from thence of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third's Reign Deduced from Publick Records Antient Historians and other Authorities by William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms Tome the First Tome the Second

      First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. Folio. [Text: 412 x 230 mm]. 790, [2 (index); [8], 312 [Ss-Zz4 are omitted], 361-488, [4 (index)] pp. Light browning, occasional minor stains. Contemporary binding by Roger Bartlett of Oxford of black morocco, the covers tooled in gilt with a tall roll-tooled "cottage-roof" panel, the roof formed by strawberry volutes with clusters of strawberry volutes and a fleuron hanging from the eaves, leafy sprays and flowers in the corners and centre of the long sides. Spine with six bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on a red goatskin label with a pair of gilt stepped corner tools below, the third and sixth panels filled with repeated gilt impressions of a strawberry roll, the others with a central lozenge formed by a pair of fleurons with the stepped triangular corner tools in the corners. Comb-marbled endleaves. All edges gilt, with an original, although rather simple, fore-edge painting under the gilt of flowers and leaves drawn in ink and coloured in pink and light blue (joints rubbed, particularly at the bands and cracked in the top and bottom panels, corners slightly bumped).    London by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675 [-

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        Il Malmantile Racquistato. Poema di Perlone Zipoli.

      Stamp. Gio. Tomm Rossi, In Finaro [ma Firenze] 1676 - In-12, pp. (48), 300. Raffinata legatura firmata Trautz-Bauzonnet in marocchino rosso, piatti incorniciati da triplice filetto in oro, dorso a nervi con titolo e ricchi fregi, dentelle e tagli dorati. Ex libris Thomas Gaisford (vendita pubblica 1890, n. 1129). Edizione originale di questo salace «scherzo» fatto di 12 cantari in ottave, pubblicato dall'autore sotto lo pseudonimo -parzialmente- anagrammato di «Perlone Zipoli». Il nostro esemplare, conservato in una raffinata legatura di Trautz-Bauzonnet, ha l'ulteriore considerevole pregio di comprendere i 16 fogli contenenti il contumelioso discorso introduttivo di Giovanni Cinelli (che fu ispirato, o probabilmente dettato, da Antonio Magliabecchi), inteso a lacerare il merito di alcuni letterati toscani allora viventi. Tale discorso, impresso alla macchia, venne unito ai soli primi 50 esemplari, molti dei quali vennero poi distrutti per deliberata volontà del Magliabecchi. L'opera, come è noto, fu pensata dal Lippi come parodia della «Gerusalemme Liberata» e alcuni episodi traggono ispirazione dal «Cunto de li Cunti» del Basile, che il Lippi aveva conosciuto attraverso Salvator Rosa. Bibliografia: Parenti, 86. Gamba, 594. Fairfax-Murray, (Italian), 1168. Brunet V, 1536. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Ryckdom der Genade, uytgebreydet In het opdragen en gunstigh aenbieden van Zaligheydt aen den armen Sondaren. Uyt Openbar. Cap. III. vs. 20. Waerin voorgestelt wordt I. De betooninge der Genade Christi staende voor de Deure ende kloppende, om ingelaten te worden. II. De schuldige Plicht der Sondaren, hoorende de stemme Christi, en hem open doende. III. De Troostelycke Uytkomste van beyden. Om 't Engelsch beschreven, En uyt het Engelsch vertaelt door Arnoldum Jodocum Wassenbergium.

      Groningen, Dominicus Lens 1676. (12) 272 (2) p. Origineel Perkament, 12° (Vernieuwde -oude- schutbladen, boekblok plaatselijk gebruind. Zeldzaam werk over Openbaring 3:20 door de Engelse puritein Obadiah Sedgwick, c.1600-1658.).

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        Theorico-Practicae Observationes ad Rotae Provinciae Marchiae Decisiones Stephani Gratiani

      NAPOLI: Typis Caroli Porsili, 1676. rilegato. BUONO. 21,5 32,5. USATO

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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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        The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and much enlarged with many Cases in Law both antient and Modern, whereunto is now added, the learned reading of Sir Francis Moor, Knt

      London: Printed for Henry Twyford, 1676. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Small folio. (8),(10)pp., including the license leaf. Contemporary plain untitled full leather binding; spine in 5 compartments with raised bands. Decorative woodcut initials and headpiece; index (Table) at rear. Leather somewhat scuffed and lightly worn at the edges else this is a very good copy. Case extracts are in black letter. And with a small sheet with notes in a contemporary hand laid in. The license to print reads: "I do allow the Printing of this Book, Francis North, Jan. 5. 1675/6." Wing D-2504. ESTC R22614.

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        Pianta di Roma disegnata e incisa da Giov. Battista Falda nel 1676

      Roma: M. Danesi, [1965]. 148x150 cm. (stesse misure dell'originale).Pianta ripiegata, contenuta in una cartella editoriale che presenta qualche leggerissima abrasione e alcune piccole mancanze. [M500] Bellissima ristampa di una delle più celebri raffigurazioni cartografiche della città di Roma. Venne  pubblicata nel 1676 col titolo "Nuova pianta et alzata della città di Roma con tutte le strade, piazze et edificii de tempi, palazzi, giardini et altre fabbriche antiche e moderne come si trovano al presente nel pontificato di N.S. Papa Innocentio X con le loro dichiarationi nomi et indice copiosissimo". E' composta da dodici riquadri montati insieme su tela che compongono la pianta. Giovanni Battista Falda (Valduggia 1643 - Roma 1678). Uno dei massimi incisori della sua epoca. Nato in provincia di Vercelli, dimostrò presto inclinazione e capacità per il disegno. Venne quindi messo a bottega presso un pittore locale, e poi, a 14 anni, mandato a Roma presso uno zio che lo segnalò a Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Molto maggior rilievo ebbe tuttavia, nella formazione e nella successiva attività del giovane Falda, l'incontro con il tipografo Giovan Giacomo De Rossi titolare di una delle più note stamperie romane. Lì ebbe l'opportunità di affinare l'arte incisoria e con il suo mentore lavorò praticamente per tutta la sua breve vita.

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        Camera Regia, Or a Short View of London. Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers, Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c., of that Renowned City

      London: Printed for William Crooke, 1676, 1676. First edition. Wing B-5253. Upper hinge starting, but sound; edges a little rubbed; very good copy in original state.. Small 8vo, contemporay sheep, leather label, gilt lettering. An interesting guide to the landmarks and civic structure of London by a lawyer and author on legal matters, John Brydall (circa 1635-1705). He writes about the origins and organization of cities; the etymology of the word London; the history of its landmarks; the layers of civic bureaucracy; and the essential laws and regulations governing London.

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        Q Horatius Flaccus Scholiis sive notis illustratus a Joanne Bond Antwerpen, Joannes Baptista Verdussen, [circa 1680]

      Leather binding with gold imprinted spine. 150 x 90 mm, 12º: A-2A#6, 285 [3] pp. Engraved title page that shows Apollo crowning Horace. Upper and lower side of spine are a little damaged. Good condition. Undated edition by Johannes Bond. The year of publication however can be fairly accurately determined by reference to the active years of the Antwerp publisher/bookseller Verdussen: 1676 – 1689. Very rare. This publication isn't in the list of publications by Verdussen. The copy is rare.

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        Historia Universalis Rerum Notabilium, Ubique Pene Terrarum Gestarum:

      1676 - Per Adolphum Brachelium, I. II. Partibus ab Anno 1618. usque ad Annum 1651. Comprehensa; Inde vero usque in Annum 1660 Per Christianum Adolphum Thuldenum III. IV. V. VI. Partibus Continuata. Accessit nunc denique, ad Annum 1671. Per Henricum Brewer Descripta Pars VII. (T. 1 - 2 w 1 wol., zawiera 7 części). Coloniae (1676). Sumpt. J.A. Kinchii. (16 x 9,5 cm), k. [6], s. 280, k. [10]; k. [2], s. 184, k. [8], winiety w drzewor., współopr., opr. sk. z epoki. (Estr. T. 13, notuje inne wydanie). Ślady zawilg., otarcia oprawy i niew. ubytki, brzegi kart złocone. Stan dobry. Historia Europy w latach 1618 do 1671 z licznymi informacjami o Polsce i Polakach. Całość składa się z 7 części, autorstwa 3-ech niemieckich historyków. Pierwsze 2 części za lata: 1618-1651 opracował pisarz historyczny Adolph Johann Brahel (zm. 1652), następny okres: 1652-1671 w czterech częściach kontynuował historyk Adolph Christian Thulden, zaś publikację zakończył 7-mą częścią Henryk Brewer (1640-1713), katolicki teolog i historyk. Rzadkie. IT CONTAINS 7 PARTS IN TWO VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discurso Histórico Eclesiástico en defensa de la tradición legítima con que la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Huesca del Reyno de Aragón, privativamente venera y celebra por Santo Natural Hijo Suyo al Glorioso San Lorenzo.

      Herederos de Iuan de Ybar, Zaragoza 1676 - formato 4º. 6 h. 235 p. papel oscurecido [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Primitive Christianity Or, the Religion of the Ancient Christians in the First Ages of the Gospel. in Three Parts

      Printed In London by J.G. For R. Chiswell. Thick Octavo. 1676. London. Engraved And Printed Titles. Spine has faded gold ornaments and title debossed stamped into in deep red "CAVE PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY". The Volume is in Very Good Condition bound in full calf leather, with the spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands, with the text edges appear worn gilt. Externally the boards and spine show some general scuffing, with the hinges showing splits, but still supple and holding well, and with chipping to the head of the spine and the board corners bumped. Internally the leaves are generally clean and amply margined with some occasional light toning and foxing at the margins, with little in the way of stains or tears otherwise throughout the volume. The Volume is complete in all respects with imprimatur leaf, (IMPRIMATUR. Sam, Parker Reverendisimo in Christ Patri ac Domino Domino Gilberto Archiep. Cantuar.aSac. Dom.), additional engraved title.At the end of the book, page 388 is a Chronological index of six pages. Then additional seven note pages of study resources.This book bears the bookplate of Archibald Edmonstone, perhaps the 9th of Duntreath (and of Redhall) due to the time frame of the books publication, 1676, and Edmonstone b.1637-d.1689

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        Der Wienerische Hannßwurst oder lustige Reysebeschreibung aus Salzburg in verschiedene Länder. Herausgegeben von Prehauser (enthält außerdem: Anhang oder hannswurstische Träume auf jeden Monat eingetheilt von Johanne Wurstio).

      8. Gest. Frontisp., 183 S., mit e. Titelblattvignette, mehreren dekorativen Kopfstücken u. Schlussvignetten. Ganzleinenband aus späterer Zeit, mit bedrucktem Papierschildchen am Rücken, Schnitt braungesprenkelt, Frontispiz u. Titelblatt schmutzfleckig, Seiten sonst nur schwach gebräunt u. kaum fleckig. Mit einer Zahl von alter Hand am vorderen Innendeckel, letzte Seite mit alter Bleistiftschrift beschrieben. Wurzbach 39,237ff. Goedeke 1/5,540,424. Weller 1,134. Allg. dt. Bibliothek 78,2,253. Vgl. VD18 10606947. ADB 37,765ff. Holzmann-B. III, 297,9696. - S. (1676 ? 1726), begann seine theatralische Laufbahn als Wanderschauspieler und trat ab etwa 1704 in Wien auf, ab 1710 war er Pächter des Kärntnerthortheaters. Bekannt geworden als Schöpfer des "Wiener Hanswurst", gilt er als erster bedeutender Schauspieler des Altwiener Volkstheaters. Das Frontispiz zeigt den Herausgeber der "Reisebeschreibungen" den Schwiegersohn und Nachfolger Stranitzkys, Gottfried Prehauser (1699-1769). Stranitzkys "Reisebeschreibung" ist in mehreren unterschiedlichen, undatierten, ohne oder mit fingiertem Druckort versehenen, durchwegs seltenen Ausgaben nachzuweisen. Die erste Ausgabe, mit dem Titel "Lustige Reyss-Beschreibung aus Saltzburg in verschiedene Länder" soll 1717 erschienen sein (vorl. Exemplar vgl. ÖNB /AC10353190).

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau; darunter Befestigungsplan mit Einzeichnungen der wichtigsten Gebäude sowie zwei Insetpläne von Bremervörde und Rotenburg a.d.Wümme.

      - Kupferstich b. Wilhelm Serlin in Frankfurt a.M., 1676, 20 x 25,5

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        1676 Burton Anatomy of Melancholy Depression Philosophy GOBLINS Superstition, The anatomy of melancholy : what it is, with all the kind causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened &

      London : Printed for Peter Parker, 1676. - 1676 Burton Anatomy of Melancholy Depression Philosophy GOBLINS Superstition “The first psychiatric encyclopedia!” ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ by Robert Burton is one of the most famous works on the medical condition of melancholia, or clinical depression. Originally written in 1621, this book was composed with both medical and philosophical implications. Burton addresses cures and preventions but also the human emotion that comes with melancholy, both with the afflicted and those around them. Burton teases his audience and creates light of the disease in his preface by saying, “I write of melancholy by being buy to avoid melancholy.” (Eventhough it is commonly known, Burton wrote this book in hopes of writing himself out of depression.) Burton discusses more than just melancholy in this folio text. He writes of digestion, geography of America, and GOBLINS! So, while on the surface it appears as a medical text on melancholia, it serves as a book on many disciplines and philosophies. This book also happened to be one of Samuel Johnson’s most favorite books. He had been quoted as saying that, “[‘Melancholy’] was the only book that ever took [me] out of bed two hours sooner that [I] wished to rise” (Works of Samuel Johnson, vol 8, p89) This eighth edition was the final edition of ‘Melancholy’ published in the 17th-century. It is described as “the first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing 500 medical authors” (Garrison-Morton). This fine printing includes an illustrated, engraved title page by Christoffel Le Bron with images representing the different side effects of melancholy including Superstition, Solitude, Love, Hypochondirasis, and Jealousy (zelotypia), along with a portrait of Burton or ‘Democritus Junior’ which first appeared in 1628. Item number: #1235 Price: $2950 BURTON, Robert The anatomy of melancholy : what it is, with all the kind causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & London : Printed for Peter Parker, 1676. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: (2), 46, (6), 434, (8), (2) • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Wing B 6184; Jordan Smith 8; Garrison-Morton 4918.1; ESTC R10536 • Provenance: Bookplate – Lord John Townshend o Lord John Townshend PC (19 January 1757 – 23 February 1833), styled The Honourable John Townshend until 1787, was a British Whig politician. o Townshend was the second son of Field Marshal George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, by his first wife Charlotte Compton, 15th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley. George Townshend, 2nd Marquess Townshend, was his elder brother and Charles Townshend his uncle. He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge. o Townshend was elected to the House of Commons for Cambridge University in 1780, a seat he held until 1784, and later represented Westminster from 1788 to 1790 and Knaresborough from 1793 to 1818. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1806 and served under Lord Grenville as Paymaster of the Forces (alongside Lord Temple) between 1806 and 1807. o Townshend married in 1787 Georgiana Anne Fawkener, daughter of William Poyntz, and the divorced wife of William Fawkener. Their elder son Charles Fox Townshend was the founder of the Eton Society but died young. Their younger son John became an admiral in the Royal Navy and succeeded his first cousin in the marquessate in 1855. Their daughter Elizabeth Frances Townshend (2 August 1789 –10 April 1862 Nice) married 20 October 1813 Captain Augustus Clifford R.N., later Sir Augustus Clifford, 1st Bt (1788-1877), illegitimate son of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and his mistress, Lady Elizabeth Foster, née Hervey, later the Duke's second wife (1811). Mrs Clifford became Lady Clifford in 1838 when her husband was raised to a baronetcy. Townshend died in February 1833, aged 76. Lady Georgiana Anne died in 1851. • Language: English • Size: ~12.75 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hamisha Humshey Torah, Neviim u'Ktuvim Bilshon Ashkenaz. (The five books of Torah, Prophets and Writings in Yiddish).

      Amsterdam Uri Feivish HaLevi printer -1679 1676 - ff. [6], 54, [1], 56-63, [1], 64-193, [1], 195-256, [1], 18; stains and wear, worming, some professionally repaired. New colourful and elaborate leather binding with gilt ornaments, housed in a marbled cardboard slipcase. The first translation of the Old Testament into Yiddish. This translation was completed by Jekuthiel ben Isaac Blitz and features approbations by the rabbi of Va'ad Arba Artzot, as well as by Amsterdam Sephardi and Ashkenazi rabbis, dated 1671-1677. The King of Poland had to give special permission for this work to be printed, and his approval appears in Yiddish and Latin on the leaves preceding the title page. The 1670s in Amsterdam saw the simultaneous printing of two different Yiddish translations of the Bible: the present edition and another, published by Yossef Atias and translated by Joseph Witzenhausen (Yossef ben Alexander). This provoked a feud between the two printers, with mutual accusations of encroachment and the falsification of rabbinic approval. The resulting litigation caused the financial ruin of both printers. For further information regarding this scandal, see: A.M. Haberman, Chapters in the History of the Hebrew Printers, pp. 300-310. Vinograd, Amsterdam 424; Fuks 336; Darlow & Moule 4485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      geen gekleurd 34x27 posp. Der Belägrung Maestricht und Wijck, durch den Princen von Orangien 1676. Copperengraving from M. Merian. Frankfurt ca. 1680.

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        Des Principes de l'Architecture, de la Sculpture, de la Peinture, et des autres arts qui en dependent. Avec un Dictionnaire des Termes propres à chacun de ces Arts.

      Coignard, 1676. Cm. 25, pp. (24) 795 (1). Vignetta centrale al frontespizio, alcune belle testate e 65 tavole a piena pagina, il tutto inciso in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Qualche traccia d'uso sparsa e alcune carte di testo con curiosi segni e ghirigori eseguiti cin una matita a mina grossa, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune edizione originale di questa celebre opera d'architettura, la stessa citata da Cicognara (502) che così si esprime: "...con 65 tavole di bellissimo intaglio e le vignette incise da Le Clerc. In tutte le opere di questo autore avvi una giudiziosa scelta di cognizioni, e molto gusto anche nella maniera di esporle". La trattazione è suddivisa in tre parti principali: architettura, scultura e pittura ed infine un vocabolario di temini tecnici. Le tavole, delineate con precisione, sono dedicate prevalentemente agli strumenti di lavoro e si rivelano di grande importanza per la conoscenza delle tecniche costruttive del tempo. André Felibien (1619-1695) compose quest'opera al suo ritorno da Roma, dove passò vari anni a studiare gli elementi della classicità e dove venne a contatto con gli uomini più eminenti in campo artistico e letterario. Di lui si ricorda anche l'opera: Entretiens sur les vies et sur les ouvrages des plus excellents peintres anciens et modernes.

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      London JOHN MARTYN 1676 - First edition. Folio (36.3 x 22.5 cm.), 2 folding letterpress tables, 77 engraved plates, lacking initial imprimatur leaf, browning to text leaves, title-leaf slightly frayed at fore-edge and with very small hole in centre, three plates with tears repaired, later vellum with arms tooled in blind on covers, a good example. "The Ornithologiæ libri tres (referred to as the Ornithology) is one of the first truly scientific ornithological texts. It was published four years after the death of Francis Willughby (1635–1672) by his friend and collaborator John Ray (1627–1705). These two natural historians had met at Trinity College Cambridge in the 1650s and spent time travelling around Britain and Europe collecting and observing nature. Previous works concerning birds typically contained information gleaned from earlier sources such as Aristotle and Pliny with extra comments by the author. These works would usually describe the birds, where they might be found, whether they were edible, if they had any medicinal value, and what their human traits and characteristics were (for example Wrens are viewed as brave while Finches are dim-witted). It was also not uncommon to find mythical and fabled birds such as the phoenix and griffin amongst the pages of such works. As the study of natural history progressed the standards of ornithological works improved but they still lacked sensible and coherent organisation. Birds tended to be grouped together by habitat and then by their actions. Walter Charleton's (1619–1707) system, explained in his Onomasticon zoicon (London, 1668), involved looking at the birds' diets, whether they bathed (and in what water/sand) or sang. The way birds were ordered changed with the publication of the Ornithology. Firstly, they are classed here as land or water birds. The land birds are then divided into those with crooked beaks and claws and then those with straight beaks. The water birds are divided into those 'that wade in the waters, or frequent watery places, but swim not; The second, such as are of a middle nature between swimmers and waders, or rather that partake of both kinds, some whereof are cloven-footed, and yet swim; others whole-footed, but yet very long-leg'd like the waders: The third is of whole-footed, or fin-toed Birds, that swim in the water'. This is thought to be the first attempt to rationally classify birds. The 77 illustrations contained in the Ornithology come from various sources. Some are copies made from the collection of pictures and specimens owned by Willughby, others Ray had commissioned. The quality of the illustrations varies greatly; some are very lifelike and easily identified while others are not. Many of the birds have unusual postures for their species while those drawn from specimens (dead or alive) tend to be the more accurate. Ray himself puts the lack of quality down to the fact that he was unable to fully oversee the engravers' work as he was away from London and had to send instructions by letter. The illustrations credited to Thomas Browne (1605–1682) are of the best quality. These are thought to include the illustrations of the Shearwater, Little Auk, Razorbill, and Great Northern Diver" (Dawn Moutrey, University of Cambridge, Whipple Library). Anker 532 (variant); Nissen IVB 991; Wing W2879 (with title-page variant recorded as ESTC R471002). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora: Seu, De Florun Culture. Or, A Complete Florliege Furnished with all Requisites belonging to A Florist. The second Impression Corrected with many additions and several new plates. In III Books.

      Folio, The Mind of the Front facing engraved title, blank, Title in red and black. xxiv 8 plates with 16 designs [A1 - B4]. 231pp, + 9 Directions for the use of the Tables, Index Latinus , The table, blank. Full calf with raised bands but not contemporary. With etched chapter headings and numerous etched capital letters. Collated against Blanche Henrey. A fine clean copy.

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        Zwey Chirurgische Bücher : Handlende, Das I. Von der Frantzosen-Kranckheit, und ihrer Kur. Das II. Von den Schuß-Wunden, und wie dieselben zu heilen.

      Nürnberg, Verlegts Johann Daniel Tauber/Buchh., Im jahr Christi 1676, Kl.8, (10), 233, (20) 313, (22) 32, (2) pp., mit gstoch. Titel, 5 Kupfertafeln, Pergamenteinband der Zeit trotz einiger Altersspuren ein schönes kaum fleckiges Expl. Botallo, Leonardo: Zwey Chirurgische Bücher: Handlende, Das I. Von der Frantzosen-Kranckheit, und ihrer Cur. Das II. Von den Schuß-Wunden, und wie dieselben zu heilen. Mit zweyen Registern, der Capitel und merckwürdigen Dinge versehen / Und allen Wund/Aerzten zu grossen Nutzen/ aus der Lateinischen in die Teutsche Sprach übersetzet. Samt einem Anhang einer kurtzen Kriegs-Wund-Artzney.Erste deutsche Ausgabe der beiden bereits im 16. Jahrhundert erschienenen Hauptwerke des italienischen Arztes. Teil 3 (Anhang) von Leonard Tassin über die Heilung von Schußwunden mit 5 Kupfertafeln.Leonardo Bottalo, "war geboren 1530 zu Asti in Piemont, studirte Heilkunde unter LANFRANC, TRINCAVELLA und FALLAPIO, promovirte in Pavia und lebte zeitweise in Paris. Er ist als Anatom und als Wundarzt bekannt geworden. Als letzterer richtet er sich in seiner Schrift über die Behandlung der Schusswunden gegen Vigo und Ferri, die hauptsächlichsten Vertheidiger der giftigen Beschaffenheit der Schusswunden, verwirft die bis dahin gebräuchlichen Kugelzieher, auch das Alphonsinum, die er durch zweckmässigere, mit sehr kurzen Handgriffen, ersetzen will die Schussverletzungen des Schädels, des Brustkorbes, des Unterleibes und der Gliedmaassen handelt er in erschöpfender Weise ab. In weniger vortheilhaftem Lichte erscheint er durch die Lehre, dass man in allen, auch chronischen Krankheiten zur Ader lassen, und zwar oft und viel Blut entziehen solle. Seine hauptsächlichsten Werke sind: "De curandis vulneribus sclopetorum" (Lyon 1560, 8., 1565, 16. Frankfurt 1575, 4. Antwerpen 1583 deutsch: Nürnberg 1678, 8.)- "De lue venerea"(Paris 1563, 8. Lyon 1565, 16., 1577, 8. deutsch: Nürnberg 1678, 8.)." H. Frölich, Hirsch-H. Isiehe Biogr. méd. II.Krivatsy 1606. Waller 1336. Proksch I, 18. Hirsch-H. I, 643, nennt als deutsche Ausgabe nur die Ausgaben von 1678.

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        Morias Enkomion Stultitiae Laus Des Erasmi Rot declamatio cum commentariis Ger Listrii and figuris Jo Holbenii E codice Academiae Basiliensis

        8vo. [Binding: 188 x 118 mm]. [80], 336, [12 (index)] pp. Engraved additional title by Kaspar Merian after Hans Holbein, engraved device on the letterpress title of the sun, earth and moon in alignment, engraved portrait of Erasmus after Holbein, engraving of Erasmus's monument, 2 engraved self-portraits of Holbein (as a youth and aged 45), and 81 small engraved illustrations in the text (of which 5 are separately printed and pasted-in with folded-in extensions and another has a folded-in marginal extension) by Merian after Holbein's drawings. Occasional browning, some of it due to the adhesive of the mounted plates, occasional offsetting. Very handsome slightly later 17th-Century English binding by Robert Steel of red morocco, the covers with a strapwork cottage-roof design with a central lozenge filled with floral sprays, etc., spine gilt in compartments with black morocco label, gilt edges, red glazed paper endpapers printed with a pattern of gold dots and quatrefoils. Faint blind rules on the covers show where the design was squared up. The binding is fine and bright although there are a couple of small scuffs on the lower cover and an area of gilt tooling on the outer border of the front cover is rubbed.    Basel: Typis Genathianis,

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        1.) Affectionum quae dicuntur hystericae et hypochondriacae pathologia spasmodica vindicata. Contra responsionem epistolarem Nath. Highmori M.D. cui accesserunt exertationes medico-physicae duae. I. De sanguinis accensione. II. De motu musculari. Apud Samuelem de Tournes, Genevae 1676. 2 Blatt, 62 S. mit gestochener Titelvignette und 4 Figuren auf 2 Kupfertafeln [die Tafeln mit Abbildung von Muskelfasern]. 2.) De Anima Brutorum qua hominis vitalis ac sensitiva est, exercitationes duae. Prior physiologica ejusdem naturam, partes, potentias et affectiones tradit; Altera pathologica morbus qui ipsam & sedem ejus primariam, nempe cerebrum et nervosum genus afficiunt, explicat, eorumque therapeias instituit, cum figuris aneis. Apud Samuelem de T

      Samuel de Tourne, Genf /77 1676 - 3 Werke (in mehreren Teilen) der kurz nach dem Tod des Autors in Genf erschienenen Sammelausgabe in 1 Band; Beiliegt: Isler, Hansruedi. Thomas Willis. Ein Wegbereiter der modernen Medizin 1621-1675. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1965. 211 S. mit 11 Abbildungen, Original-Halbleinen mit Originalumschlag. (= Große Naturforscher - Band 29). ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Groß 8°, Leder der Zeit mit 4 Bünden und fragmentarischer Rückenvergolgung, Einband leicht berieben, bestoßen und etwas beschabt, Rücken und Vorderdeckel mit Wurmspuren, die Textseiten mit vereinzelt auftretenen Wasserrand, ansonsten innen und Tafeln sauber, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 based on the most reliable sources of information then available.Some light is thrown on the character of Blasius by his unprovoked attack on the guileless Steno. He dismisses his victim, who was only twenty - three years of age at the time, as a " wretched boy ", and accuses him of deceit, ingratitude, bad manners, injustice, blundering, foolishness, perfidy, incivility, unveracity, treachery, calumny, scoffing, malice, arrogance, perversity, audacity, shamelessness, impudence, fatuity and depravity. The occasion of this exhaustive and relentless indictment was the somewhat trifling dispute as to which of them had been responsible for the discovery of the duct of the parotid gland. The judgment of posterity, however, leaves the issue in no doubt, and the invective of Blasius is condemned as the measure of his own mendacity in laying claim to this modest discovery.Some reference may now be made to those sections of Blasius' manual which are based on his own researches. The heart of the tortoise, he says, consists of but two chambers - an auricle and a ventricle. His figures of this organ vary from edition to edition, and there may be some lack of congruity even in the same plate. He evidently saw the origin from the ventricle of the common pulmonary arch and innominate artery. His vein which passes " from the auricle into the liver " must have been the postcaval. The elaborate figure of the heart and respiratory organs with the head in the withdrawn position represents the aortic arches as being threaded through loops in the bronchi - a condition which would make the protrusion of the head a difficult and dangerous proceeding. His illustrations of the male genitalia do not agree, but assuming that the last edition expresses his final views, the figure is reasonably accurate as regards the facts but the parts are not correctly identified. His vesicula seminalis is the epididymis, and the parastata [epididymis] is the kidney. The ureter and vas deferens are distinguished but not lettered. In the gut the caecum is shown although its existence is denied in the text, and his detailed account of the diaphragm only convinces us that he saw the peritoneum.In the serpent, Blasius describes the asymmetry of the organs associated with an elongated body form, but finds only a single auricle in the heart, the great vessels of which were imperfectly examined and most of them overlooked. His account of the biliary apparatus is more satisfactory, both as regards observation and interpretation. He noted that the heart continued to beat for some time after decapitation, and even after it had been removed from the body.Blasius was the first to associate the production of voice in birds with the lower larynx. In his account of the dissection of the heron of 1674, but more clearly in the manual of 1681, he remarks that " just at the place where the trachea divides into two branches there exists in each branch a single cleft, which is responsible for the production of sound ". This reads as if he had seen a syrinx tracheobronehialis, and his crude and simple figures seem to bear this out. But compare Perrault's more detailed results of 1680 (p. 430).The unique and astonishing orbicular muscle of the hedgehog is described, and for the first time figured, by Blasius in 1674, the figure, however, only indifferently suggesting the muscle it is designed to represent. The skin and muscle, he says, adhere so closely to each other that they are almost inseparable, but the spines are not directly involved. The muscle itself had been previously dissected by Coiter in 1572 and by Steno in 1672. One of Blasius' most successful efforts is his dissection of the male genitalia and os penis of the rat. In his time it was not possible correctly to interpret the parts of such a preparation, but nevertheless he does not go badly astray. His " three muscles " represent the crura penis and corpora cavernosa, and the " glandulae " are the prostate and Cowper's glands, which latter he found before Cowper, who described, but did not discover, them in 1699 in man. Blasius is mistaken in stating that the vasa deferentia open into the bladder, but he established the presence of glands on these ducts, and he saw the large seminal vesicles. His figure shows the position of the testes reversed, unless he has in error derived the vasa deferentia from the caput instead of the cauda epididymis. Blasius was ap-parently the first to describe the mammalian ovarian bursa or sac, his material being the civet-cat. This sac is a small enclosed portion of the coelom which lodges the ovary, and in some mammals, such as the rat, it communicates only with the Fallopian tube. In his later works he gives two modified versions of this figure, which are less accurate than the original.Blasius* observations on human anatomy are followed by eighty-five pages devoted to the anatomy of the dog. This is the first comprehensive and original treatise on a vertebrate since the publication of Ruini's volume on the horse in 1598. His reason for writing it was that owing to the difficulty of obtaining human bodies for dissection substitutes had to be found, of which the dog was one. It was hence imperative to acquire an exact knowledge of the points in which the dog resembled and differed from man. His approach to the dog, therefore, is not as a comparative but as a human anatomist. Not that he is indifferent to the anatomy of the dog as such, but if, as he says, the human anatomist has to accept the dog in place of man, the structure of this animal must be better known, since the current anatomical texts and tables are exclusively human. He then proceeds to work through the dog system by system, making comparisons with man where necessary to his purpose. In this small but noteworthy monograph Blasius is one of the early describers of the ligamentum teres uteri. He gives a good figure of it in the dog, which shows the tubular process of the ligament passing into the inguinal canal or canal of Nuck." Cole, A History of comparative anatomy (1944/49), pp.150-155Here the different Editions: 1st. Ed.: Miscellanea anatomica, hominis, brutorumque variorum, fabricam diversam magna parte exhibentiaý. ýAmsterdam, Caspar Commelin, 1673 2nd. Ed.: Zootomiae seu anatomes variorum animalium pars prima (all publ.). Amsterdam, A. Wolfgang, 1676 3rd. Ed.: Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, insectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem ex veterum, recentiorum, propriisque observationibus proponens. Amsterdam 1681. Observata anatomica in homine, simia, equo, vitulo, ove, testudine, echino, glire, serpente, ardea, variisque animalibus aliis. Accedunt extraordinaria in homine reperta praxin medicam æque ac anatomen illustrantia. Lugd. Bat. et Amstelod. 1674. RGarisson/Morton No. 560 (1681) Heirs of Hippocrates 296 (1681)

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        Carte du Gouvernement de Portolongone.

      1676. Incisione in rame di mm 430x545, tratta da " Le glorieuses conquistes de Louis le Grand, Roy de France ". Bella cornice ornamentale. Vari cartigli contenenti rimandi numerati alla carta. Scena di battaglia navale in primo piano; sullo sfondo la veduta a volo d'uccello del territorio di Portolongone con la sua fortezza. In basso a destra carta geografica dell'Isola d'Elba. Buon esemplare.

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        Het tooneel der vorstelycke gunstelingen. Amsterdam, A. Wolfgang, 1676.

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        Camera Regia, Or a Short View of London. Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers, Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c., of that Renowned City.

      London: Printed for William Crooke, 1676. Small 8vo, contemporay sheep, leather label, gilt lettering. An interesting guide to the landmarks and civic structure of London by a lawyer and author on legal matters, John Brydall (circa 1635-1705). He writes about the origins and organization of cities; the etymology of the word London; the history of its landmarks; the layers of civic bureaucracy; and the essential laws and regulations governing London. Upper hinge starting, but sound; edges a little rubbed; very good copy in original state.

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        Antiquitates Apostolicae: Or, The History of the Lives, Acts and Martyrdoms of the Holy Apostles of our Saviour And the Two Evangelists, SS. Mark and Luke. To which is added An Introductory Discourse concerning the Three great Dispensations of the Church,

      London: R. Norton, for R. Royston, 1676. Religious history & lives of the Saints, still well-regarded for Cave's inclusion of legendary material not readily found elsewhere. Recently rebound in full 'oatmeal' linen cloth, paper spine labels. Pages tanned with some wear, chips, soiling, old mends, small worm holes; first page (the back of the frontispiece engraving) has a plethora of owner's inscriptions, mostly illegible; there are a few others within, but no markings noted within the text; page LIX/LX torn, no loss; page 1/2 missing a small triangular chunk, minor loss of marginal text. Engraved frontispiece, [8], LXVIII, [8], double-page engraving (tear to center crease, light foxing), xvii, [1], 234 pages, engravings heading each saint's life.. First Separate Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8¼" by 12¼".

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