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        The HISTORY Of The REIGNS of Henry the Seventh, Henry the Eighth, Edward the Sixth, and Queen Mary

      London:: Printed by W[illiam]. G[odbid]. for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright, R. Chiswell, and J. Edwyn.. 1676.. Folio: A6 B - 2Y4. 11-1/2" x 7-5/8". 1st edition thus (Gibson 121; Wing B300). [12], 138, [12], 201, [1] pp. Printed t.p. begins each individual monarch section, all dated 1675.. Period full calf binding.. Lacking leather in top & bottom spine compartments. Ffep excised.. 1677 ownership signature at top of t.p. of one Thomas Pierce. [possibly the 17th C divine, and Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Charles II].. Other presentation inscription at top of frontis. Ink marginalia in. an early hand. Withal, a VG copy.. Frontis of Bacon.

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        [British Islands] Holy Island, Farne, Guernsey, Jersey

      London: Basset & Chiswell, 1676. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 51 cms, black and white as issued, four maps on one sheet, English text to verso.

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        Epsom-Wells. A Comedy, Acted at the Duke's Theatre

      London: Printed by J.M. for Henry Herringman at the Sign of the Blew Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1676 - Shadwell's (1642-1692) comedy of sexual intrigue at the fashionable spa at Epsom, Surrey, first published in 1673. Scarce Second edition. 4to. [8], 96 pp. Epilogue leaf bound at front. 19th- century paper-backed boards, white paper spine label. Title page a bit soiled. Bookplate of Douglas & Mary Hyde. Wing S-2844 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Italia newly augmented by J: Speede

      London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Copper engraving, a couple of short marginal nicks and tears, left-hand margin trimmed close the platemark by the binder and subsequently renewed, English text on verso. An attractive carte-á-figures map of Italy with eight vignettes of regional costumes down the sides, views of Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Venice and Florence along the top. John Speed unquestionably remains the most significant English map-maker of the seventeenth-century. Speed's world atlas, his 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', is the first world atlas by an Englishman, originally published in 1627. The atlas was completed towards the end of Speed's life (most of the maps were engraved in the mid 1620s) when Speed (1552-1629) was complaining of increasing blindness ("want of sight liberty and conference" in a letter of April 1626), so the precise extent of his involvement with his publisher George Humble's project is debatable, although the imprints explicitly credit Speed. As with Speed's English county atlas the plates were engraved by Hondius in Amsterdam, where the appropriate technical expertise was concentrated, and much of the cartography follows available Dutch models. Also Hondius had spent time in London and established strong ties with London publishers. Carte-á-figures maps are typically Dutch, popularised by Hondius. The technique was often reserved for maps of the continents (although Speed and Humble chose to present each country in that form). The copper plates passed through several hands until they were acquired by Bassett & Chiswell, who published their edition of both Theatre and Prospects in 1676.

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        Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

      London: Printed by E. Fletcher and J Macock for R. Royston and B. Took at the Ship in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1676.. First Edition. Contemporary calf. 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. 370mm x 240mm (15" x 9"). 498pp; 79pp; + index. 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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        Autograph letter signed ("La Comtesse de Soissons").

      Paris, 7. II. 1676. - Small 4to. 1 p. on bifolium with autogr. address. To Marquis de St. Thomas, affirming her eternal closeness and gratefulness towards his efforts to her children. - Olympia Mancini (French: Olympe Mancini) was the second eldest of the five celebrated Mancini sisters, who along with two of their female Martinozzi cousins, were known at the court of King Louis XIV of France as the Mazarinettes because their uncle was Louis XIV's chief minister, Cardinal Mazarin. Olympia was later to become the mother of the famous Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy. - Somewhat wrinkled and spotty; insignificant torn-out portion on fol. 2 due to breaking seal. - From the autograph collection of the famous Swiss-Italian editor Ulrico Hoepli (1847-1935); a facsimile print of the letter's second part was published in Autografi dal Secolo XV al XIX. Dalla Racolta Hoepli (plate 17, no. 81).

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        Trattato uiversale militare moderno diviso in sei libri

      Per Francesco Nicolini, In Venetia, 1676 - In-folio (cm. 31), pp. (18) 424 (2) di errata e imprimatur. Antiporta allegorica incisa in rame raffigurante Marte in volo su un cumulo di armi e strumenti militari e altre 43 tavole f.t. Bellissima legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio con riccho fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Tagli colorati e doppio ex libris nobiliare (Macclesfield copy). Al frontespizio, stemma calcografico coronato del Delfino di Francia, cui l'opera è dedicata (Luigi, primogenito di Luigi XIV, nato nel 1661 e morto prima del padre nel 1711), sorretto da due putti. Capilettera. testatine e finalini ornati xilograficamente. Esemplare fresco, pulito ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di questo raro trattato per una completa istruzione del soldato professionista, in cui la parte preminente è tuttavia costituita dall'architettura militare. L'opera tratta ampiamente di aritmetica, geometria e trigonometria pratiche, fortificazione e architettura militare, ufficiali, soldati e cariche militari, schieramenti, artiglieria, fortezze e loro espugnazione, ecc. Il Porroni (Milano 1623-Venezia, 1684), militare al servizio della repubblica di Venezia durante l'assedio di Candia, sul quale scrisse una relazione, fu anche Generale Maggiore nel Regno di Polonia. "Fu uomo di grande ingegno, e versato nella musica, pittura, e matematica, ma un poco dedito a' vizj, i quali gli cagionarono varie disgrazie. Esso fu ucciso a tradimento in Venezia nell'età di anni sessantuno" (Marini). Cfr. Breman (233): "A complete course of instruction for the professional soldier, beginning with the principles of relevant mathematics (Practical arithmetics, geometry and trigonometry) and thereafter progressing through military architecture and the management of a fortified place"; Riccardi, II, 305-306: "Rara opera"; Vinciana, 1458; Biblioteca di fortificazione, pp. 123-124; Jordan, 2962. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. Also Some Enquiries into the Nature of the Water of St. Vincent's Rock, near Bristol: and that of Castle-Cary. To which is added, A Century of Observations, more fully declaring the Nature, Property

      London: Printed for Henry Brome. 1676-77. First Edition. Hardcover. Full calf rebacked with contrasting spine labels bearing gilt titles, boards with gilt ruled border, modern endpapers, engraved allegorical frontis with explanation on facing page, folding map of the city of Bath before title page, map with 2" tear to lower edge and one fold strengthened on verso, 3 engraved plates [2 folding], seperate title page to each part, one page with a few ink spots and a little bronwing in parts but mostly clean and bright. , Thomas Guidott was a physician and antiquary who studied medicine at Oxford before settling in Bath in 1667. There he received the support of the physicians John Maplet and Samuel Bave, both long established in the city and Guidott soon built up his practice. Guidott also worked to establish a national reputation for both himself and for the city of Bath and from 1669 he published a series of works about the waters of Bath, about Bath's history as a therapeutic centre and about the physicians of Bath. Guidott's reputation was such that he was offered positions as professor at both Venice and Leiden. Guidott declined, remaining in Bath where he carried out experiments on the chemical composition of its waters. In this work he discusses his analyses of Bath waters which showed that the water contains nitre, sulphur and several salts of metals. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [32] 200 pp .

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        Contemplations Moral and Divine

      London: Printed by William Godid, for William Shrewsbury ... and John Leigh, 1676. First edition. 8vo. [16], 368; 118; 37 pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rebacked, early spine label preserved, new endpapers. Minor wear at edges and corners, some very light occasional soiling, generally a very good, sound, clean copy. Early ownership signatures of Thomas Lloyd (title and verso) and that of Mary Hunt (verso of title); 19th-century bookplate with motto "Le Bon Temps Viendra". Wing H-225; Golier/Elliot 13 . First edition of these devotional treatises by the famous jurist, containing the first appearance of his "Poems upon Christmas Day" (pp. 91-118 of part 2). The celebration of Christmas, having recently been outlawed under Cromwell, had just been reinstituted with the Restoration

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        The Statutes at Large in Paragraphs from M.DC.XL Until this Time

      1676. Keble, Joseph [1632-1710], Compiler. The Statutes at Large in Paragraphs, From M.DC.XL. Until This Time, Carefully Examined by the Rolls of Parliament; Together With the Titles of Such Statutes as Are Expired, Repealed, Altered, or Out of Use. To Which is Added a New Table To the Whole Statutes, and a Catalogue of the Several Heads. London: Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1676. [iv], 368, [171] pp. Folio (9-1/2" x 15"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, blind-stamped frame to boards. Some rubbing, wear to corners, chipping to spine ends, boards partially detached but secure. Woodcut Royal arms to title page, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Minor worming to margins of title page and text, annotations to a few leaves in early hand. Occasional early spark burns, interior otherwise fresh. A good copy. * With a topical index of all statutes from Magna Charta to 1676. The statutes include marginal references to reports and other legal works. Expired, repealed, altered and obsolete statutes are also included. Keble issued this volume a few months after his Statutes at Large in Paragraphs, From Magna Charta Until This Time (1676), which contains statutes enacted to 1675 (27. Car. 2.). In his preface, Keble says he produced this shorter volume as a supplement for those who had older compilations, which are current to 1627. (Charles I did not call a Parliament between 1628 and 1639.) This volume thus offered an opportunity for these readers to bring their copies up to date and enhance their usefulness with a comprehensive indexed table of statues. Not mentioned in Holdsworth's discussion of Keble's Statutes at Large in the History of English Law; not in Sweet & Maxwell, Wing, or the British Museum Catalogue. OCLC locates 3 copies.

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        Tractatus De Confiscatione Bonorum, Hac Recenti Editione Lugdunensi

      1676. Guazzini, Sebastiano. Tractatus De Confiscatione Bonorum, Hac Recenti Editione Lugdunensi, Infinitis Prope Mendis, Quibus Antea Scatebat, Expurgatus, & Nativo Candori Restitutus: Cum Summariis, Et Indicibus Accuratissimis. Lyons: Sumpt. Joannis Antonii Huguetan, & Soc., 1676. [iv], 134, [26] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum with thong ties, near-contemporary calligraphic title to spine. Spine somewhat darkened, light soiling and a few minor stains to covers. Title page with handsome large woodcut device printed in red and black, woodcut head and tail-pieces. Toning to text, occasional light browning and dampspotting. Small later signature near foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. A well-preserved item. * Sixth and final edition. First published in 1611, this was a well-regarded treatise on the appropriation, under legal authority, of private property to the state in Roman, canon and Italian civil law (i.e. confiscation). Little is known about Guazzini. The title page of our copy says he was an advocate and expert on criminal law associated with the Roman Curia. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries, one of this edition (at Harvard). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Contemplations Moral and Divine

      London: Printed by William Godid for William Shrewsbury ... and John Leigh 1676 London: Printed by William Godid, for William Shrewsbury ... and John Leigh, 1676. First edition. 8vo. [16], 368; 118; 37 pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rebacked, early spine label preserved, new endpapers. Minor wear at edges and corners, some very light occasional soiling, generally a very good, sound, clean copy. Early ownership signatures of Thomas Lloyd (title and verso) and that of Mary Hunt (verso of title); 19th-century bookplate with motto "Le Bon Temps Viendra". Wing H-225; Golier/Elliot 13 . First edition of these devotional treatises by the famous jurist, containing the first appearance of his "Poems upon Christmas Day" (pp. 91-118 of part 2). The celebration of Christmas, having recently been outlawed under Cromwell, had just been reinstituted with the Restoration

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        Epistolarum Libri XVI Ad Familiares.. (2 Volumes)

      Amstelodami ; Lugduni Batavorum, 1676. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 2 Volumes. Latin. Both volumes bound in contemporary vellum. Tight binding and good covers. Spine labels sunned but still very clear. 1768 inscription on front end page of volume one. Light scattered foxing throughout both volumes. Frontis of volume one has two small tears, one of which is repaired with tape. Damp stain to first pages of volume one. Interior pages of both volumes are clean, unmarked and in great condition. <br> Ships daily. Please see our photos of this lovely set.

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        Theologiæ verè Christianæ Apologia

      Amsterdam: Jacob Claus, 1676. Small quarto. (7 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches). [4], [20], 374, [26] pp. Expertly bound to style in 17th-century calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, spine ruled in gilt. Very rare first edition of a Quaker masterwork: the primary explanation of their principles. Publication of this work had an immediate affect on the development of Quakerism and the treatment of its followers. The Apology , writes Dean Inge, "became for a whole century a second Bible for the Society [of Friends]." Written when Barclay was still in his twenties during a period of voluntary exile from Great Britain, the work "is remarkable as the standard exposition of the principles of his sect, and is not only the first defence of those principles by a man of trained intelligence, but in many respects one of the most impressive theological writings of the [17th] century" (Sir Leslie Stephens). Following the publication in 1676 of the present first edition, Barclay would produce his own English translation. The work&#39;s importance may be judged from the fact it has been reprinted over 60 times and translated into numerous other languages. Robert Barclay, a close friend and associate of William Penn, became proprietor of the American Quaker province of East Jersey in 1683. Although he was the provinces&#39;s nominal governor, he never set foot in the Americas. The publisher of this work, Jacob Claus, would go on to publish and distribute many of William Penn&#39;s promotional tracts. Only one other copy of this very rare first edition is listed as having sold at auction in the last 30 years (Christie&#39;s New York, 10 December 1999). Evans 10950; Smith I:182; Wing B736.

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        Map of Jamaica / Barbados

      London, 1676. Map. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50.5 cms, two maps on one sheet, recent hand-colour, marginalia (calculations) in an early hand, English text on verso. First appearance of this map, one of the American maps added by Basset and Chiswell to their edition of Speed&#39;s &#39;Prospect of the most Famous Parts of the World&#39; (the first world atlas by an Englishman, originally published in 1627). The British had been on Barbados since the 1620s, but had only captured Jamaica in 1655.

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        The history of the Council of Trent. Containing eight books in which besides the ordinary acts of the Council are declared many notable occurrences which happened in Christendom, during the space of forty years and more. And particularly the practices of the Court of Rome, to hinder the Reformation of their errours, and to maintain their greatness

      Printed by J. Macock for S. Mearne, J. Martyn, and H. Herringman, 1676-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: J. Macock and Samuel Mearne, 1676. [16], cvi, [2], 889, [48] pp. Folio. 32 x 19 cm. Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with Moroccan leather. Generally very good internally. Marginal dampstaining to a few leaves at front and rear of volume. Provenance: Bookplate of Carroll Alton Means. Wing S-696. <br><br> Paolo Sarpi was an influential Venetian scholar and church reformer. After Pope Paul V excommunicated Venice and its possessions, Sarpiâ&#128;&#153;s strong arguments against the Papal position made him the target of a Papal sponsored assassination (1607). Sarpiâ&#128;&#153;s later work , Istoria del Concilio Tridentino (History of the Council of Trent), was an important critical work of the Catholic Churchâ&#128;&#153;s reformation, especially the the of the role curia. His history was widely read by Protestants, including John Milton, who called Sarpi â&#128;&#156;the great unmasker.â&#128;&#157; ^ Peter Burke, The great unmasker: Paolo Sarpi, 1551-1613, History Today 15 (1965), p. 430.

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        The History of the Council of Trent. Containing Eight Books. In which besides the Ordinary Acts of the Council are declared many notable Occurences which happened in Christendom during the space of forty years and more. And Particularly the Practices of t

      London: Printed by J. Macock, for Samuel Mearne, John Martyn, and Henry Herringman, 1676. Collation, cvi+889+1+47pp.Recently rebound in full antiquarian calf, raised bands, gilt tooling. Fine binding without any wear. Internally, early neat inscription on endpaper, some occasional light dustfox marking, pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy.Book measures 33x22cm.A52. First Edition. Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Book of Common Prayer...Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David. BOUND WITH The Whole Book of Psalms Collected Into English Metre

      London: Assigns of John Bill and Ch Barker Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1676. Very attractive prayer book, frontispiece, title page and 52 numbered engravings, not paginated, bound with The Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others; with separate title page dated 1677, printed by A.C.for the Company of Stationers; pp. 104. Ruled throughout in red. Fine binding in 19th C. straight grained black morocco with extensive gilt and blind decoration to the boards, raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine, wide inner dentelles. All edges gilt, moire silk endpapers. Binding very good with a little general wear and rubbing, most noticable to the head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, margins close trimmed to some pages, just shaving the odd letter to runing titles etc., but no loss to red lines or text, ink smudge to the top of the title page. A very good copy with an attractive binding. . Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo.

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        Theologiae Vere Christianae Apologia, Carolo Secundo, Magnae Britanniae, & c. Regi

      Amstelodami: Jacob Claus, 1676. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Text in Latin. Pp. [24], 374, [25]. 1st edition 1676. Full calf, new spine with gilt title. Boards somewhat worn, with occasional small surface abrasions to boards. Library plates to front and rear pastedown, with previous owner&#39;s name to front free end-paper. End-papers slightly foxed. Title page rather discoloured. One page prelims soiled. Some sporadic foxing and browning to contents. Quite scarce in this edition. (p15). First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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      London: Printed for Richard Chiswell...according to the original copy printed in New-England, 1676.. [8],51,8pp. Complete with the rare half title. Small quarto. 19th-century green morocco, gilt, by W. Pratt, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Extremities gently rubbed. Armorial bookplates on front endpapers. Minor soiling. Very good. In a green half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. One of the classic accounts of Indian warfare in New England in the 17th century, and one of the primary accounts of King Philip&#39;s War of 1675-76. This is the first British edition, published the same year as the superlatively rare Boston first edition. Few historians could have been better placed than Mather, at the heart of the councils of the Bay Colony, to follow the progress of the bitter war, the last serious threat by Indians to the British settlements in New England. The war ended in 1676 with Philip&#39;s death. This work is likewise notable for containing one of the first appearances of the woodcut seal of Massachusetts, showing a local Indian saying, "Come over and help us." HOLMES, INCREASE MATHER 16B. HOWES M400, "c." EUROPEAN AMERICANA 676/123. SABIN 46641. VAIL 175. CHURCH 643.

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        A Map of Virginia and Maryland

      London, 1676. No Binding. Near Fine. 14 3/4 x 19 ¼ inches. Fine hand color; wear to bottom of centerfold, else fine condition. A very attractive, near-mint example. Speed&#39;s handsomely engraved work is one of the earliest English maps of the area and one of the first to demarcate the borders of colonial Virginia and Maryland. Just three years before the publication of Speed&#39;s map, Augustine Herrman had conducted the first thorough surveys of Maryland at the behest of Lord Baltimore. Speed&#39;s was one of the first maps to adopt this groundbreaking cartography. However, in general outline Speed still followed the prototype of Captain John Smith, who conducted the first European survey of Chesapeake Bay. Speed&#39;s map "is the last major derivative of the Smith map, and it is unique as an example of the transition from one basic prototype map to another. The delineation of the land area follows Smith while the toponymic prototype was the Herrman map of 1673." (Verner in Tooley, Mapping of America, p.170) A particularly important feature derived from Herrman by Speed is the boundary line (indicated by a double row of trees) between Virginia and Maryland on the Eastern Shore. English text on the verso contains extensive descriptions of Virginia and Maryland.

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        La Bataille de Lens en Flandre [Pas-de-Calais] gaignee par l&#146;Armee du tres Chres[tien] Louys XIIII Roy de France ed de Navarre, Comandee par Monseigneur le Prince de Conde, sur l&#146;armee Espagnolle commandee par l&#146;Archduc Leopold, le 20e jour d&#146;Aoust 1648

      Paris, 1676. Map. Magnificent copper-engraved battle plan, in two sheets which can be joined (each comprising two sheets which have already been joined), platemarks 58 x 89 and 60 x 88.5 cms, black and white as issued, blank verso. The upper sheet is engraved by N. Cochin (two brothers, Nicolas and Noel, engraved pieces for this work) and the lower by J. Frosne, both after de Beaulieu. The upper sheet is a bird&#146;s-eye view looking from the French positions towards the Spanish, within a wreath and flanked by a cockerel and an eagle. The lower sheet is in plan, presented on a lion-skin with inset views of Furnes (Veurne) and Ypres. Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu, royal cartographer, military engineer and draughtsman known chiefly for &#147;Le Grand Beaulieu&#148;, an album of maps and plans published between 1676-1694 devoted to &#147;the glorious victories of Louis the Great&#148; between 1643-1692. Lens was one of the decisive battles of the Thirty Years&#146; War, fought in its closing stages, while Louis XIV himself was still a minor.

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        Observationes D. Anthonii Lewenhoeck, De Natis E Semine Genitali Animalculis; Concerning Little Animals by Him Observed in Rain-Well-Sea...; About Generation by an Animalcule of the Male Seed; About Animals in the Scurf of the Teeth

      London: John Martyn for the Royal Society. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST PRINTINGS of Leeuwenhoeck&#39;s most important papers published in the Philosophical Transactions, including his discovery of bacteria and discovery of sperm. "News of some fascinating discoveries by Leeuwenhoek arrived in London in autumn 1676, contained in a long letter describing the results of his studies of water, which had continued throughout the previous year. The first set of observations, made in spring 1675, showed minute creatures which were smaller than the water flea&hellip; Although the existence of these creatures was surprising, they were still just visible to the naked eye&hellip; "Leeuwenhoek&#39;s true breakthrough came in spring 1676 when he tried to discover why pepper is hot&hellip; Unsurprisingly, Leeuwenhoek did not find out why pepper is hot. What he did see was far more exciting: four kinds of tiny animals, far smaller than could be seen with the naked eye, the smallest being around one-tenth the length of the eye of a louse, as he put it. These &#39;animals&#39; were in fact protists (tine single-celled organisms) and bacteria, and Leeuwenhoek was the first person to see them&hellip; "Leeuwenhoek had shown that a huge number of minute organisms existed below the threshold of perception, with the theoretical possibility that there might be even smaller &#39;animals&#39; again, carrying on into the infinitely minute. These incredible observations suggested that life knew no physical boundaries" (Cobb, Generation: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth). The papers in the collection include: D. Anthonii Lewenhoeck: "Observationes D. Anthonii Lewenhoeck, De Natis E Semine Genitali Animalculis" (Volume 12 pp. 1040-1043, 1677) and "Observations, Communicated to the Publisher by Mr. Antony van Leewenhoeck, in a Dutch Letter of the 9th of Octob. 1676. Here English&#39;d: concerning Little Animals by Him Observed in Rain-Well-Sea. and Snow Water; as Also in Water Wherein Pepper Had Lain Infused" (pp. 821-31). Also English translation of Ole Roemer&#39;s prediction on speed of light: "A Demonstration Concerning the Motion of Light, Communicated from Paris, in the Journal des Scavans, and here Made English" (pp. 893-894). ***Leeuwenhoeck&#39;s discovery of spermatazoa. Second paper is discovery of protozoa. Also includes Roemer speed of light report, translated. Leeuwenhoeck: "An Abstract of a Letter from Mr. Anthony Leeuwenhoeck of Delft about Generation by an Animalcule of the Male Seed. Animals in the Seed of a Frog. Some Other Observables in the Parts of a Frog. Digestion, and the Motion of the Blood in a Feavor" (Volume 13 pp. 347-355, 1683); Briggs: "A Continuation of a Discourse about Vision, with an Examination of Some Late Objections against It. By V Villiam Briggs M. D. and Fellow of the College of Physitians" (pp. 171-182) ***Leeuwenhoeck&#39;s discovery of parasitic flagellites, second paper on spermatazoa and Briggs&#39; third paper on the physiology of the eye. Leewenhoeck: "An Abstract of a Letter from Mr. Anthony Leewenhoeck at Delft, Dated Sep. 17. 1683. Containing Some Microscopical Observations, about Animals in the Scurf of the Teeth, the Substance Call&#39;d Worms in the Nose, the Cuticula Consisting of Scales" (volume 14 pp. 568-574, 1684); William Briggs: "Two remarkable cases relating to vision" (pp. 559-565) ***Leeuwenhoeck&#39;s discovery of bacteria; Briggs describes nyctalopia (night blindness) for the first time. (Garrison and Morton 5822). IN: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. London: John Martyn, 1677, 1683, 1684. Three volumes in two. Quarto, recent full calf in antique style. Some small stamps from the Atenaeum Library Liverpool and de-accession stamps from Gesamthochschul Bibliothek. Occasional foxing and light dampstaining. RARE.

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        Raphael oder Artzt-Engel. Auff ehmaliges Ersuchen eines gottliebenden Medici A. S

      Amsterdam, J. v. Felsen 1676.. Mit Kupfertitel und einigen Textholzschn. 1 Bl., 46 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt., Rücken mit Papierstreifen. 23 x 19,5 cm. VD17 23:239811T; Brüning 2336; Graesse BMP 148; Jantz I, 1035; Dünnhaupt 1571, 37.1; Caillet 4188; Duveen 227; Ferguson I, 289. - Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe, kenntlich am "Jetzo aber durch... Forderer" im Titel. - "Eine persönliche Begegnung mit Jakob Böhme prägte den jungen schlesischen Landadeligen Abraham von Franckenberg (1593-1652) für sein weiteres Leben: er brach sein Studium ab und gab sich ganz mystisch-naturphilosophischen Spekulationen hin. Eine seiner bekanntesten Veröffentlichungen ist der Raphael oder Artzt-Engel, ein in der Tradition der im siebzehnten Jahrhundert blühenden Naturmystik verfasstes Medizinbuch. Franckenberg war wie Jakob Böhme in Deutschland mit Druckverboten belegt, er veröffentlichte teils unter Pseudonym, zum Teil kamen seine Schriften posthum unter die Presse. Dieses Schicksal teilt auch Raphael, der erst über zwanzig Jahre nachdem er verfasst worden war in Holland im Druck erscheinen konnte. Der im Titel genannte Mediziner "A. S." ist wohl Angelus Silesius (Dünnhaupt). Der geheimnisvolle Kupfertitel zeigt das Auge Gottes im trinitarischen Dreieck, umgeben von einem kreisförmigen, strahlenden Nimbus." (Bilanz der Forderung durch die Volkswagen-Stiftung Nr 19). - Titel verso mit altem Namenseintrag Philipp Wilhelm Stock, wohl der Frankfurter Verleger (gest. 1743, tätig ab 1697), der zahlreiche mystische und alchimistische Werke verlegt hat (u. a. Kenelm Digby und Johannes Praetorius; vgl. Benzing, Verleger, Sp. 1275). - Etwas bestoßen, tls. leicht fleckig. SS. 1/2 an der unteren Ecke mit kleiner, fachmännischer Reparatur. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Werkes!

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        CLAVIS ASTROLOGIAE ELIMATA: OR A KEY TO THE WHOLE ART OF ASTROLOGY New Filed and Polished. In Three Parts .. The Second Edition, much Enlarged and Amended. By Henry Coley, Student in the Mathematicks, and Astrology

      London: Benj. Tooke & Tho. Sawbridge 2nd edition "much Enlarged and Amended, 1676. Hardcover. Good. Fine portrait of Coley by R. White + 12 illustrations + moveable Volvelle + many tables including astological symbols. Octavo new morocco spined marbled boards on 5 raised bands gilt lettered title to spine. Portrait frontis +Titlepage +Preface +[20]pp prelims +759pp +[1]p errata. Portrait mounted with damage to gutter part of frame, Titlepage remargined & dedication leaf reinserted. Rare volvelle original. Five leaves in xerox facsimile. A sort of half title to part II and a full second titlepage to Part III. Many planetary tables but without the Rudolphine tables which were issued in 4to and were thus bound in a separate volume not here present. Some copies have 2 copies of the portrait but only the frontis one is here. *Coley advertised himself as a teacher of Arithmetick, Geometry, Astrology and other sciences. The present book contains In part I. "An introduction; by which an ordinary capacity may understand the grounds thereof, and how to set a figure upon any occasion: with the schemes of the cusps of the coelestial houses in copper plates" Part II. "Select aphorismes; with rules and examples how to resolve or judge all lawful questions astrological, from a radical scheme erected: also elections, and other necessary precepts of art. Part III. "The genethliacal part; wherein is shewn how to rectifie and calculate nativities, according to Regiomontnus, Argol, and Keppler; with some varieties in the doctrine of directions, revolutions, and profections, ... also tables, ... both for calculation, and demonstration." All three parts are present and complete.

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        Worcestershire described

      London, Basset and Chiswell, 1676. Map. Copper engraving, 39 x 51 cms, recent hand-colour, inset plan of Worcester, arms of the Earls of Worcester, and note on the battle of Evesham next to an engraved battle scene, English text on verso.

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        The Countie of Nottingham described

      London, Basset and Chiswell, 1676. Map. Copper engraving, 39 x 52 cms, recent hand-colour, inset plan of Nottingham. English text on verso.

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        The Countie of Westmorland and Kendale the cheif towne described

      London: Basset & Chiswell, 1676. Map. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 51.2 cms, recent hand colour, English text to verso.

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        Huntington, both Shire and Shire Town with the Ancient Citie Ely described

      London: Basset & Chiswell, 1676. Map. Copper engraving, 39 x 51.5 cms, recent hand-colour, town plans of Huntington and Ely, English text to verso.

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        Ost-Indische Reyse

      Amsterdam,: Jacob von Meurs u. Johannes von Sommern, 1676.. Folio, title page printed in red and black; extra engraved title, engraved portrait, and 19 double-page engraved plates, with one full page engraving and many more engravings in the text; some browning to a number of the plates, as appears to happen frequently; small water-stain in lower fore-corners; the second part with engraving on the title page and 13 engraved plates; a handsome copy in old limp vellum with ties, spine lettered in ink. First German edition, published simultaneously with the Dutch edition. This German version however has an extra part added (see below). Many times reprinted, in different forms, the main work is by Schouten (his name is translated here as Walter Schultzen), a VOC ship's doctor whose description of his voyage to and experiences over several years in the East Indies and at the Cape of Good Hope gives one of the most famous descriptions of the Dutch (and Portuguese) settlements in the East Indies. It is a tremendous visual resource, with views of Malacca, Batavia, Macassar, Ternate, Aniboina, Point de Galle, Colombo, Negapatam and elsewhere. These richly inked detailed engravings were used to great advantage by the Golden Cockerel Press to illustrate their publication of a translation of Jean de Lacombe's voyages to the East Indies (A Compendium of the East, 1937).Lach, who quotes frequently from Schouten in his Asia in the Making of Europe, describes Schouten's work as 'one of the best' of the several descriptions of Java which appeared in the last quarter of the seventeenth century. 'Schouten described events as well as the land and its people. Much of what he wrote was the product of his own observations, although he obviously augmented them with information from other sources. His description of the court of Mataram, for example, is not an eyewitness account; he apparently never visited it. Since the whole book is written in Schouten's lively style, however, it is difficult to distinguish between the firsthand portions of his account and that which came from other sources'.The second work included here, though not in the Dutch edition, is a German translation of Van der Heide's Vervarelyke schipbreuk van 't Oost-Indischen Jacht ter Schelling which had been separately published in Amsterdam the previous year. This is the dramatic account of an ill-fated VOC voyage from Batavia towards Europe: 'Shipwreck on a desert island, hunger, and cannibalism are the themes of Franz Janszoon van der Heiden's tale describing the shipwreck of a VOC yacht off the coast of Bengal. According to Van der Heiden the Schelling was bound for Bengal from Batavia in October, 1661, when it ran aground during a storm and began to break up. Some of its crew escaped to a desert island where they struggled to stay alive for some time before building a rude raft with which they sailed to the mainland. Once on the mainland they were taken to a Mughal army camp and impressed into service. There is a brief description of the army and of the war they were fighting. Van der Heiden's tale may well be fictitious. The crew of the Schelling seems altogether too irresponsible, some of their adventures too unrealistic; the descriptions of the island are so general, it could be anywhere, and there are some serious lapses and illogicalities in the story' (Lach).Howgego, S66; Huntress, 23C; Lach, 'Asia in the Making of Europe', III, p.496 (the Schelling wreck), pp. 1304-5 and passim; Landwehr, 286; Lipperheide, Ld2; Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, II 279f; Tiele, 'Nederlandsche Bibliographie', 991n and 462.

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      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&#146;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. Pages [6], 21, [3], 105, [1], 35, [1], 31, [1], 50 [2], 38, [4], 7,(1), 3-56, 32 of 34, [2 of 4], 69, [7], 46, [4], 20, [2], 38, 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 LEAVES C1 (page 33/34 - text) AND C2 (blank) at the end of "Fixtness", bound in full antique calf, blind border to covers, rebacked in a lighter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, original endpapers retained. Small neat repairs to corners, covers a little worn, armorial bookplate of Nat. Smith Surgeon London on front pastedown, 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 on a tab, 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 at all 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, 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&#39;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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ESSEX, devided into Hundreds, with the most antient and fayre Towne COLCHESTER Described and other memorable MONUMENTS observed

      The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. T Bassett & R Chiswell., 1676.. Essex. Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 51 x 39 cm. (20 x 15½ inches). Mounted size 73 x 61cm. Speed drew on the work of John Norden for his map of Essex. His inset plan of Colchester &#39;reveals a town of some prosperity with its castle, churches, dwellings and former religious houses, somewhat uncomfortably straddling a circle of walls of Roman origin&#39;. (Nigel Nicolson: A Tudor Atlas by John Speed.) Above, there are three coins bearing the heads of the Emperor Constantine and his parents Constantius and Helena. Coats of arms of the Earles of Essex decorate the left hand side.

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        SUFFOLKE described and devided into Hundreds,

      Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. Bassett & Chiswell., 1676.. The situation of the fayre towne IPSWICH shewed, with the ARMS of the most noble families that have been either DUKES, or EARLS both of that Countie as also of Clare. Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 51 x 39 cm. (20 x 15½ inches) Mounted size: 71.5 x 60.5cm. In fine condition. A fine example of this edition. Inset map of Ipswich. Although Speed assembled much of his material from the earlier works of Saxton, Norden and others, a considerable part of the up-to-date information especially relating to the inset town plans depicted was first hand.

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        The HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old Testament and The New. Newly Translated Out of Ye Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared & Revised. [bound with] The NEW TESTAMENT Of Our LORD And SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, Newly Translated out of the Original Greek, and With the Former Translations diligently compared and Revised. By His Majesties Special Command

      London:: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty.. 1676.. 8vo. 6-7/8" x 4-1/2". Cf. Darlow & Moule 573; Herbert 727; Wing 2297B. Unpaginated. Printed glosses. Apocrypha noted in prelim List of Books, but not present, nor required by continuous collational register [which agrees with D&M].. Period full black calf elaborately gilt stamped, with spine gilt lettered "Eliz. / Wayte" in the second compartment. AEG. Marbled paper eps.. Binding shows somewear from use, primarily to extremites. Text block. with a few small paper repairs at ends; the sporadic stain & marginal. note; A2 fore-edge shaved with slight loss to text to initial. portion of Dedication; the occasional binder&#39;s trim affecting the. running titles. Period ownership signatures [dated 1679] of one John. Palmer of "Staffordia". Withal, a solid VG copy of a 17th C. Bible. in an attractive period binding.. Engraved title page in architectural border.

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        The Universal Angler, Made so, by Three Books of Fishing. The First Written by Mr. Izaak Walton; The Second by Charles Cotton Esq.; The Third by Col. Robert Venables. All which may be bound together, or sold each of them severally

      London: Printed for Richard Marriott; printed by B.W. for B. Tooke, 1676. Fifth edition. 16mo. Three parts in one volume. Pt. I: Engraved piscatorial title page, 10 small copperplates of fish, 2 pages of music; pt. II: engraved cipher on title page; pt III: engraved piscatorial frontispiece by F.H. Van Houe, the same 10 copperplate illustrations as in part I. License leaf present in part II. Bound in contemporary blind ruled calf, spine ends repaired. Bookplate of Dean Sage. In full brown morocco solander box. Coigney 6; Westwood & Satchell, p. 219; Wing W666 & C6381 . The last edition published in Walton&#39;s lifetime and the first in which his name appears on the title page. "In many respects it is the most interesting of the five [lifetime] editions" (Coigney). It is the first appearance of Cotton&#39;s work

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      London: Printed for Richard Marriott, and Henry Brome, in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. Good. 1676. Hardcover. Three quarter leather bound cover (19th century binding) cover has heavy wear to extremities. Front board detached (present). Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition with only mild foxing. Marbled end sheets and paste downs. Former owners bookplate attached to front paste down. Engraved frontispiece of Charles Cotton plus 6 full-page engraved plates (7 in all). Plus engraved tail pieces and illustrations throughout. Gilt top edge. CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME: This volume contains the following front matter: Some Account of the Life and Writings of Charles Cotton, esqTo My Most Worthy Father and Friend, Mr. Izaak Walton the ElderTo My Most Honoured Friend, Charles Cotton, esqThe RetirementThen it contains the following of The Complete Angler, Part II: Chap. 1 A Conference between a country-gentleman.....Chap. 2 An account of the principal rivers in Derbyshire. Viator lodges at Piscator&#39;s HouseChap. 3 Conference, containing a description of Mr. Cotton&#39;s fishing house, with his apology for writing a supplement to Walton&#39;s bookChap. 4 Of angling for trout or graylingChap. 5 Of fly fishingChap. 6 Fishing at the top continued. Further directions for fly making. Time when the grayling is in season. Rock in pike poolChap. 7 Fishing at the top. Flies for the months of January-May. Paticular directions for baiting with the green drakeChap. 8 Fishing at the top cont. Flies for the end of May-December. Instructions when to dape with the stone flyChap. 9 Fly fishing in windy weather....Chap. 10 Directions how to dress a trout and graylingChap. 11 Of angling at the bottom for trout and graylingChap. 12 Of angling in the middle for trout or graylingBackmatter: A short discourse, by way of postscript, touching the laws of angling. Appendix I. A synopsis of aquatic insects covering themselves with cases. Appendix II. Untitled but shows months Feb-SeptAppendix III-V. Untitled but covers flys and insects during various monthsAppendix VI. Additional rules and cautions. Appendix VII. Ecloga Piscatoria. Index .

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        SEKERE MANIERE DES GEBEDS, en beweginge van dien. Door M.D. (Secure Manner of Prayer and its Movement, by M.D.)

      (Holland): B. de Later, 1676. 48pp. Printed in 5-point black-letter type. Each opening shows a four-line devotional poem, the text going across two adjoining pages. In an extraordinarily beautiful binding of seventeenth-century brown calf, with spine in compartments, gilt fillets and floral corner tools. Each corner, front and back, has an ornamental filigree reinforcement, delicately carved of solid gold. The exquisite hinged clasp, in floral and butterfly shapes, is also of gold filigree. Intact, and extremely fine. A.e.g. The rarest, and the second smallest, of all the seventeenth-century miniatures. "A uniquely beautiful and finely preserved miniature book of utmost rarity, of which no record has been found." (Spielmann 454). The book is also not recorded in the Centrale Catalogus, housed in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in Den Haag. Accompanied by a tiny gold-edged and gold-decorated cardboard box, only 1/2 by 3/8 inches, which opens to reveal a pair of tiny turquoise hearts. Both are housed in a sterling silver case, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter, with a screw-on lid, and decorated with beaded edges. The case has glass top and bottom; the top glass insert was replaced at some point by a plastic lens. (11/16 by 1/2; 17x13mm).

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        A Map of New England and New York

      London: Thomas Basset & Richard Chiswell, [circa 1676]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, and the title and margins double-ruled in red, in excellent condition. 17 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches. An extraordinary copy of Speed&#39;s map of New England and New York, with magnificent original colour, and with the title and margins double-ruled in red, indicating a noble English provenance This highly decorative map is luxuriously embellished with original colour, and its title and margins are double ruled in red, a magnificent and unique custom generally reserved for special presentation pieces intended for English noble patrons. John Speed, the leading London cartographer of the Baroque period devised his interpretation of the Jansson-Visscher sequence of New England and New York maps shortly after the English managed to definitively supplant the Dutch from control of New York and New Jersey, both provinces being renamed after British places. The major settlements of Boston, New Plymouth (Massachusetts), New York, New Castle (Delaware), New Haven, Stamford (Connecticut), and Ft. Orange (modern Albany) are named; however, this map predates the founding of Philadelphia in 1682. The outline of coastal New England is based on the work of earlier English cartographers, the most prominent being Captain John Smith. Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey and the Delaware Basin are based on Dutch seacharts. Speed advanced his portrayal of the head of Chesapeake Bay and the delineation of the Susquehanna River from earlier maps in the sequence, taking into account the latest English information. Curiously, the interior of the region outside of the Hudson and Connecticut Valleys is shown to be wildly misunderstood. The native tribes that occupied the interior and the French, who controlled the St. Lawrence Valley (Quebec) to the north, generally did not express pleasure upon encountering foreign explorers, and this ensured that very little information regarding these regions was available to either English or Dutch cartographers. Lake Champlain or the "Lake of Irocoisiensis" is located far to the east of its true location and the delineation of the St. Lawrence River is based on pure speculation. The enigmatic interior is, however, graced by the finely- engraved presence of woodland animals, such as a bear, a deer, an otter and several beavers. The title cartouche in the lower right is elegantly surmounted by the Royal arms of England. Campbell, &#39;The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England,&#39; 23, in Tooley, Mapping of America, pp.290-291; McCorkle, Early Printed Maps of New England, 676.6

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        THE PRESENT STATE OF THE JEWS: Wherein is contained an exact account of their customs, secular and religious. To which is annexed a summary discourse of the Misna, Talmud, & Gemara

      London, printed by J. C. for William Crooke, 1676.. SECOND EDITION, 1676, corrected by the author (first published in 1675), 12mo, approximately 150 x 90 mm, 6 x 3½ inches, engraved frontispiece of a Barbary Jew misplaced to face page 1, title page printed red and black, some woodcut headpieces and initials, pages (12), 247, (5) - Table of Contents, bound in full contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt motif in compartments and gilt titled morocco label, speckled edges, new endpapers. Some spotting to lower cover, corners just slightly worn, signature at top of title page, fore-edge margin of frontispiece trimmed just shaving the image, a few upper margins trimmed, slightly affecting the running title in a couple of places, very pale brown spotting to margins of a few pages. A very good clean tight copy. The Reverend Lancelot Addison (1632 - 1703) was the father of Joseph Addison the poet, essayist and politician who founded The Spectator with Richard Steele. Lancelot was educated at Queens College, Oxford and then spent 7 years in the 1660s working in Tangier as chaplain. On his return he wrote "West Barbary, or a Short Narrative of the Revolutions of the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco" (1671). In 1670 he was appointed royal chaplain or Chaplain in Ordinary to the King, in 1683 he became Dean of Lichfield, and in 1684 Archdeacon of Coventry. "The Present State of the Jews" is a detailed study of the Jewish population of the Barbary Coast of North Africa in the seventeenth century, their customs, laws and their religious behaviour. The first edition of 1675 had for subtitle &#39;(more particularly relating to those in Barbary)&#39; which was for some reason omitted from our edition but the banner at the top of the frontispiece reads: The Present State of the Jews of Barbary. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Poëmata, scholiis sive annotationibus instar commentarii illustrata, à Ioanne Bond.

      Editio nova. Amsterdam, apud D. Elzevirium, 1676. Liten 8:o. Grav. titelblad,234,(3) s. Samtida ngt nött och lite solkigt pergamentbd med handskriven ryggtitel. Försätts- och titelbladet lite loss och ngt solkiga. Spridda fläckar, i synnerhet i marginalen. Anteckningar på eftersättsbladen sannolikt av C. J. Ramsten. Med Andreas Rubenius, Andreas Rydelius, P. Hillethans (?), Petrus Twist, Haqvin Wengbergs och Carl Johan Ramstens namnteckningar, den sistnämnda daterad den 16 april 1814.. Willems Les Elzevier 1517: "cette édition d'Horace est fort jolie, mais on dit qu'elle laisse à désirer au point de vue de la correction". Andreas (Anders) Rubenius (1666-97) var domkyrkosyssloman i Växjö och präst i Stoby och Sandby församling 1695-97. Andreas Rydelius (1671-1738) var professor i filosofi och teologi i Lund och sedermera biskop i samma stad. I sina ambitioner att förena det filosofiska vetandet med den kristna uppenbarelsetron konstruerade han ett eget filosofiskt system som till stor del byggde på en fördomsfri forskningsanda. Rydelius fick flera betydande lärjungar, bl.a. Dalin, Nehrman-Ehrenstråle, Rosén von Rosenstein och räknas som en av föregångsmännen till den svenska frihetstidens rationalism. Exemplaret har eventuellt även tillhört Paul Hilletan (1686-1748), auskulant i Göta hovrätt och överjägmästare i Södermanland. Peter Twist (född ca 1709) var enligt Hammarsköld i sin samtid "mycket tadlad" för sin översättning av "Aeniden" och karaktäriseras som "en afkomling af Lohensteins efterhärmande i Sverige"

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        Il Malmantile Racquistato. Poema.

      in Finaro [ma Firenze], nella Stamperia di Gio. Tommaso Rossi, 1676. 1676 In-24° (145x82mm), cc. 8 nn., 300. Mancano, come alla quasi totalità degli esemplari, le 16 cc. nn. con un discorso del Cinelli contro molti letterati del suo tempo. Questa aggiunta venne proibita e, pertanto, la quasi totalità delle già pochissime copie che la contenevano (a detta di alcuni bibliografi solo 50) andò distrutta. L'Olschki e la Vinciana descrivono esemplari privi, come il nostro, di tali 16 cc. Legatura in p. pergamena con piatti coevi e dorso rivestito nel XIX secolo in altro tipo di pergamena, adorno di filetti e fregi in oro e di titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa. Sguardie rivestite nell'Ottocento in carta azzurra. Le cc. nn. iniziali contengono una lettera dell'autore all'Arciduchessa Claudia di Innsbruck (Inspruch), una breve "Vita dell'Autore", un indovinello di Antonio Malatesti ("Malmantile disfatto"), un'avvertenza al lettore di Giovanni Cinelli e tre ottave proemiali corrette. Ex-libris manoscritto antico in parte eliso alla prima c. bianca. Bruniture e fioriture sparse. Buon esemplare. Errori di numerazione; dalla pag. 202 si salta, per errore tipografico comune a tutti gli esemplari, a pag. 263, terminando poi a pag. 300. Edizione originale, apparsa postuma ed assai rara, del famoso poema eroicomico del pittore e letterato Lorenzo Lippi (Firenze, 1606-1664), inteso essenzialmente come burlesca parodia della "Gerusalemme Liberata". L'opera è imperniata sulla contesa tra Celidora e Bertinella per il reame di Malmantile, castello diroccato presso Signa. L'idea del poema venne all'autore del vecchio castello di Malmantile, a sette miglia da Firenze, ancorché il titolo venne allegoricamente desunto da "vecchie tovaglie da tavola"; esso serba un notevolissimo valore linguistico, in quanto il Lippi raccolse in esso i riboboli circolanti nella lingua viva del popolo fiorentino verso la meta' del 600. Nel poema figurano numerosi personaggi del tempo adombrati sotto nomi fittizi, come Salvator Rosa (Salvo Rosata), che era amico del Lippi, e Carlo Dati (Alticardo). Cat. Vinciana, 2940. Brunet, V, 1536. Graesse, VII, 516. Gamba, 594. Parenti, Luoghi di stampa falsi, p. 86: "Rarissima a trovarsi". Razzolini, p. 200. Olschki, Choix, XII, 18536. Charles Nodier, Mélanges tirés d'un petite Bibliothèque, Paris, 1829, pp. 57 e sgg.

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        Oeuvres de Racine (2 Tomes - Complet) [Suivi de :] Phèdre et Hippolyte ; [ On joint : ] Esther [On joint :] Athalie

      Chez Claude Barbin, Chez Denys Thierry 1676 E.O., ensemble 4 vol. in-12 reliure plein maroquin sous étui doublé, à savoir : Oeuvres : 2 vol. in-12 reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, gardes doublées de maroquin bleu, chasses richement ornées, toutes tranches dorées, double filet doré sur coupes, date en queue, reliure signée de Cuzin, Oeuvres de Racine Tome premier [Tome second], Chez Claude Barbin, au Palais, sur le Perron de la Chapelle, MDCCLXXVI (1676), Paris, Tome I : 5 ff. y compris le frontispice, 364 pp. avec 5 figures hors texte, contient : La Thébaïde ou les Frères Ennemis, Alexandre, Andromaque, Britannicus, Les Plaideurs ; Tome II : 7 ff. y compris le frontispice, 324 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. avec 4 figures, contient : Bérénice, Bajazet, Mithridate, Iphigénie [ Suivi de : ] Phèdre et Hippolyte, 6 ff. n. ch y compris le frontispice gravé d'après C. le Brun par Seb. Le Clerc et le faux-titre, privilège daté de 1677, 74 pp. ; [On joint :] Esther : 1 vol. in-12 reliure plein maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (caissons), double filet d'encadrement sur plats, toutes tranches dorées, gardes doublées de maroquin bleu, date en queue, Chez Denys Thierry, Paris, 1689, 8 ff. y compris le frontispice, 86 pp. et 2 ff. (privilège) ; [On joint :] Athalie, 1 vol. in-12 reliure plein maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (caissons), double filet d'encadrement sur plats, toutes tranches dorées, gardes doublées de maroquin bleu, date en queue, Chez Claude Barbin, Paris, 1692, 8 ff. y compris le frontispice, 114 pp. et 1 f. blanc Magnifique exemplaire réunissant la première édition collective des Oeuvres de Racine représentées jusqu'alors (Brunet, IV, 1077), dans un exemplaire de premier tirage ne portant au verso du titre du tome II que la mention de quatre pièces, et contenant en fin du tome II l'édition originale de Phèdre, auquel sont jointes les premières éditions au format in-12 (publiées l'année de l'originale in-4) d'Esther et d'Athalie. Tchemerzine, V, 348, 351 et 355 (qui cite deux exemplaires en maroquin doublé reliés par Cuzin, passés en vente aux prestigieuses ventes Daguin et Moura) ; Brunet, IV, 1077 Français

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        Discorsi historiali concernenti la vita, et attioni de' vescovi di Vercelli, espressi da Marc'Aurelio Cusano, canonico di Vercelli; dedicati all'Illustrissimo, e Reverendissimo Signore, Monsignor Michel'Angelo Broglia vescovo di Vercelli

      per Nicola Giacinto Marta Stampator Episcolpale 1676 In-4° (cm 28,2x18,8), pp. (16), 361, (40), legatura in mezza pergamena con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso (piccolissime abrasioni ai piatti, di pochi millimetri), tagli spruzzati rossi. Al frontespizio incisione di cm 7,5x5,7 raffigurante "S. Eusebius Episc. Vercellensis, et Martyr.". Con moltissimi fregi decorativi, finalini e capilettera ornati. Ex libris applicato al contropiatto anter. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione di opera rara e pregiata. Lo scritto, postumo, raccoglie i centodieci discorsi storici di Cusano sui vescovi di Vercelli, a partire da Sannt'Eusebio, primo vescovo della città: ad essi seguono una "Descriptio Sacrar. Reliquiarum, quae pie asservantur Vercellis in Cathedrali Ecclesia Sancti Eusebij" (pp. 345-351), una "Serie d'alcune donazioni, privilegi, franchiggie, &c. alla Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio Catedrale di Vercelli" (pp. 353-361), un dettagliato "Indice de' Notabili ne' discorsi historiali della vita, et attioni de' vescovi di Vercelli".

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        Then gambla Skåne lagh/ som i forna tijder hafwer bruka warit/ och nu aff ett gammalt pergamentz

      med flijt uthskrifwin/ medh nyare codicibus jempnförd och förbättrat som på nästfölliande blad finnes antecknat/ sampt medh hans kongl. may:tz bekostnat uplagd. Sthlm, J. G. Eberdt, 1676. Folio. (22),72 s. Lösa oskurna vikta ark inlagda i ngt fläckigt och nött gammalt omslag. Titelsidan fläckig. En del svaga fuktfläckar i nedre och yttre marginalen, mer från s. 65 till slutet. Från Biby.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 488. Rudbeck Svensk lagbibliografi 30. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 118. Utgavs av Johan Hadorph som även författat förordet

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        A Map of Virginia and Maryland

      London, 1676. No Binding. Near Fine. 14 3/4 x 19 ¼ inches. Fine hand color; wear to bottom of centerfold, else fine condition. A very attractive, near-mint example. Speed's handsomely engraved work is one of the earliest English maps of the area and one of the first to demarcate the borders of colonial Virginia and Maryland. Just three years before the publication of Speed's map, Augustine Herrman had conducted the first thorough surveys of Maryland at the behest of Lord Baltimore. Speed's was one of the first maps to adopt this groundbreaking cartography. However, in general outline Speed still followed the prototype of Captain John Smith, who conducted the first European survey of Chesapeake Bay. Speed's map "is the last major derivative of the Smith map, and it is unique as an example of the transition from one basic prototype map to another. The delineation of the land area follows Smith while the toponymic prototype was the Herrman map of 1673." (Verner in Tooley, Mapping of America, p.170) A particularly important feature derived from Herrman by Speed is the boundary line (indicated by a double row of trees) between Virginia and Maryland on the Eastern Shore. English text on the verso contains extensive descriptions of Virginia and Maryland.

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