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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER BEING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO ANGLE FOR A TROUT OR GRAYLING, IN A CLEAR STREAM: PART II (Volume 2 Only)

      London: Printed for Richard Marriott, and Henry Brome, in St. Paul'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's HouseChap. 3 Conference, containing a description of Mr. Cotton's fishing house, with his apology for writing a supplement to Walton'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'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, 'The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England,' 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 '(more particularly relating to those in Barbary)' 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 ms.to

      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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        Traité de la Lumière. Où sont expliquées les Causes de ce qui luy arrive dans la Reflexion, & dans la Refraction. Et particulierement dans l'etrange Refraction du Cristal d'Islande ... Avec un Discours de la Cause de la Pesanteur.Leyden: Pierre vander Aa, 1690. First edition.

      Huygens' pathbreaking exposition of his wave theory of light. Huygens had developed his theory of light in 1676 and 1677, and completed his Traité de la Lumière in 1678. He read portions of the treatise to the Academy during the following year but left it unpublished, until Newton's <i>Principia</i> (1687) and a visit with Newton in 1689 stimulated him to have it printed at last. "Light, according to Huygens, is an irregular series of shock waves which proceeds with very great, but finite, velocity through the ether. This ether consists of uniformly minute, elastic particles compressed very close together. Light, therefore, is not an actual transference of matter but rather of a 'tendency to move', a serial displacement similar to a collision which proceeds through a row of balls ... Huygens therefore concluded that new wave fronts originate around each particle that is touched by light and extend outward from the particle in the form of hemispheres..." (DSB). Huygens was able to explain reflection and refraction using this theory, of which he became completely convinced in August 6, 1677, when he found that it explained the double refraction in Iceland spar. His view of light was opposed to the corpuscular theory of light advanced by Newton. <br/><br/> In the second part of the work, the <i>Discours de la cause de la pesanteur</i>, written in 1669, Huygens expounded his vortex theory of gravity, a purely mechanistic theory that also contrasted markedly with Newton's notion of a universal attractional force intrinsic to matter. Indeed, Huygens added to the original treatise of 1669 a review of Newton's theory, rejecting it out of hand because of the impossibility of explaining it by any mechanical principle or law of motion. Huygens' work fell into oblivion during the following century, but his theory of light was confirmed at the beginning of the 19th century by Thomas Young, who used it to explain optical interference, and by Jean-Augustin Fresnel a few years later. Modern physics has reconciled Newton's and Huygens' theories in discerning both corpuscular and wave characteristics in the properties of light. <br/><br/> Grolier/Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 54; Dibner, Heralds of Science 146; Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science 32; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 111.. 4to: 199 x 160 mm. Contemporary limp vellum. Front paste down renewed, some browning, in all a very good copy. (8), 124, (2:title), 125-128, (2:index), 129-180 pp. There are two states of the two title leaves: one in which both titles have the author's initials, "C. H. D. Z." (Christian Huygens der Zeelhem); the other in which the author's name is given in full on both titles, "Christian Huygens, Signeur de Zeelhem". There is no priority established between the two states. This copy is with the author's full name given on both titles

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        Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made upon the Bills of Mortality.

      [title continues:] With Reference to the Government, Religion, Trade, Growth, Air, Diseases, and the Several Changes of the said City, The Fifth Edition, much Enlarged, imprimature leaf before title, (20), (1) blank, 150pp with 2 folding tables [one of which in facsimile on early paper], octavo, contemporary full calf, hinges worn but sound, spine rubbed, otherwise a very good fresh copy, from the library of the Earl of Londsdale with armorial bookplate, London, John Martyn &c., 1676.Wing G1602. See Printing and the Mind of Man 144. "Graunt was the first to realise the importance to the state not only of publishing but of studying vital statistics. It is astonishing how many of the problems of today were first propounded in Graunt's book. Consider such problems as the following: What is the population of a district, how is it to be found? What are the relative proportion of males and females at birth and at later ages? What is the relative fertility of marriages in town and in country? How can we measure immigration from the country to the town? What is the effect of town life on health and on age of marriage? What are the diseases that men die of and at what ages? Which diseases are new and which old? What means can we adopt to trace the number of deaths from diseases which are considered shameful and a record of which is therefore screened? What is the infant mortality? What proportion of the population are fit to carry arms, and what are senescent? What is the course of an epidemic; is its rise more rapid than its fall, and is its cause affected by meteorological conditions? How soon does the population replenish itself after and epidemic? What is the life expectation at each age? Such are a few of the problems which Graunt propounded, endeavoured to master and had to consider on the basis of very inadequate material and by very simple tools.." - Pearson, The History of Statistics in the 17th & 18th Centuries, 1978, p.43. "The statistical recording of social and medical phenomena, now an essential feature of modern life and government, was introduced by John Graunt, who was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on the publication of this book... He was the first to recognise the importance of vital statistics and the need for reducing them to order, which he found to be possible by mathematical calculation, leading to important conclusions on the social and economic conditions of the people... The scientific study of the numbers, characteristics and territorial distribution of populations - today called demography - began with Graunt.. The application of critical scientific methods to medical and vital statistics, which underlies so much of modern government and economics, can be traced back to John Graunt's remarkable book... Graunt advocated a census of populations; but although censuses had been published in Virginia since 1624 and in Canada since 1665, Europe was slow in adopting the idea. The first census in France was taken in 1800, the first in England in 1801.." - Printing and the Mind of Man, no. 144.

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

      (Köpenhamn), 1676. 4:o. (2),+ 238 s. Enstaka småfläckar, något större s. 215-16. Några ark lite lösa. Marmorerat pappband från mitten av 1700-talet, beige ryggetikett, röda stänksnitt. Med äldre bläckanteckningar på försättsbladets båda sidor. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 158. Thesaurus 375. Warmholtz 4861. Historik över Karl X Gustavs och svenskarna belägring av Köpenhamn 1658-60 av den lärde historikern Vitus Bering (1617-75), dock utgiven postumt av Willum Worm. Boken var färdigskriven redan 1665 men först under det nya dansk-svenska kriget 1676 blev den på kunglig befallning utgiven. Till och med Warmholtz berömmer Bering och ger honom hedern att vara en god historicus. Lagerbring berättar, enligt Warmholtz, att Karl X Gustav skall ha erbjudit Bering posten som svensk Historiographus regni

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        Metamorphoses d'ovide en rondeaux imprimez et enrichis de figures par ordre de sa majeste', et dediez a' monseigneur le dauphin. a paris, de l'imprimerie royale, 1676.

      In-4° (cm. 28,2), legatura coeva in p. pelle con nervi, decorazioni e titolo in oro su tassello al dorso (integrazioni e lievi abrasioni), tagli rossi; pp. [12], 463, [9] con 1 bella antiporta calcografica f.t., 226 illustrazioni mitologiche in rame n.t. (Le Clerc, Choveau, Le Pautre), vignetta in rame al front. e in fine alla dedica in versi; fioriture sparse e leggere bruniture, piccola integrazione al margine della c.YY1 senza alcun fastidio. Prima edizione di questa libera parafrasi in rondò delle Metamorfosi di Publio Ovidio Nasone, riccamente illustrata e di pregio, promossa e finanziata dal Re di Francia. Cfr.A Tchemerzine-Scheler I, 614; L'Art du livre à l'Imprimerie nationale 141; Graesse V, 90. Buon esemplare.

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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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        Poligraphia Meiningensis, Das ist/ Gründliche Beschreibung/ Der Uhr-alten Stadt Meiningen. Bestehend in dreyen Büchern/ Deren das Erste das Stadt-Buch ... Andere/ das Namens-Buch ... Dritte/ das Jahr-Buch ... / Alles mit sonderbahrem Fleiß zusammen getragen und ausgestellet

      Gotha, Christoph für Salomon Reyher, 1676.. Mit Kupfertitel. 15 Bll., 434 S., 25 Bll. HLdr. um 1800. Kl.-4°.

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        (Stockholm, Enaeus (?), 1700 eller 1701.) Folio.

      (43) s. Fläck på titelbladet. Sammanbunden med: HADORPH, Johan (utg.) Dahle laghen, then i forna tijder hafwer brukat warit öfwer alla Dalarna och them som in om Dala råmärken bodde. Nylig igenfunnin uthi ett gammalt MS.to sampt nu medh summarier och concordantier uplagd med hans kongl. May:ts egen bekostnat. Stockholm, Johan Georg Eberdt, 1676. Folio. (14),+ 36,+ (8) s. Sammanbunden med: HADORPH, Johan (utg.) Then gambla Skåne lagh, som i forna tijder hafwer brukat warit, och nu aff ett gammalt pergamentz MS.to med flijt uthskrifwin, medh nyare codicibus jempnförd och förbättrat, som på nästfölliande blad finnes antecknat, sampt medh hans kongl. May:ts bekostnat uplagd. Stockholm, Johan Georg Eberdt, 1676. Folio. (8),+ 72,+ (14) s. Fläckig titelsida. Nära samtida hfrbd med något nött och fläckig rygg med upphöjda bind. Med äldre innehållsförteckning i bläck på försättsbladet. Ur. L. F. Rääfs bibliotek. Fiske s. 245. Warmholtz 2563. Schück IV, s. 142ff. Rudbeck 29 resp. 30 (för lagarna). Andra utgåvan av stockholmstudenten Lucas Halpaps berömda falsarium av en "Hjálmers saga". Den publicerades först som dissertation under Johannes Bilberg 1690. Peringskiöld, upprymd av det fantastiska fyndet, ombesörjde denna nyutgåva med runskriften avritad i träsnitt jämte fornnordisk, latinsk och svensk uttolkning. Den publicerades sedan återigen 1705 i Hickes stora Theasurus. Falsariet avslöjades 1774 av C. G. Nordin, men blev ändå 1797 översatt till franska av Ch. Pougens i dennes "Essai sur les antiquités du Nord". Dedikationen till Dalalagen i den vanliga sättningen

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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&#39;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&#39;s history as a therapeutic centre and about the physicians of Bath. Guidott&#39;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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        A treatise touching the East-Indian-trade: or, A discourse (turned out of French into English) concerning the establishment of a French company for the commerce of the East-Indies To which are annexed the articles, and conditions, whereupon the said company for the commerce of the East-Indies is established

      Lon., 1676. Small 4to. 48 pp. Translation of a French work on the Indies trade, first published in 1664. This is the foundation document of the Compagnie française des Indes orientales. The text discusses the history and navigability of East Indian waters, as well as the political situation obtaining in kingdoms of that region. The final eleven pages are “Articles and Conditions, whereupon the trading merchants of this kingdom do most humbly beseech His Majesty... for the establishment of a company for the commerce of the East-Indies.” Second edition. STC 3715. Polak 1626 for French editions. Title and terminal pages chipped and dusty. Text evenly tanned. Very good condition in later printed wrappers, and chemise.

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        De testamentorum solemniis ad titulum institutionum iustiniani de testamentis ordinandis dissertatio. [..] respondente salvatore orsetto veneto-bergomensi. patavii, typis ioannis baptistae pasquati, 1676.

      In-4° (cm. 21,5), bella leg. coeva in p. pergamena con cornice e decorazioni in oro ai piatti e al dorso (leggere macchie), tagli spruzzati; pp. [12], 103, [1 b.] su carta greve e crocchiante, in perfetto stato, con antiporta in rame n.t. (nave nella tempesta con motto "sic notus Ulysses") e 1 splendida tavola in rame f.t. (stemma araldico di Sebastiano Foscarini dedicatario); iniziali e fregi xilografici; occhietto titolato Legalis centuria. Prima rara edizione. Ottimo es..

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        THE HAPPINESS OF A PEOPLE IN THE WISDOME OF THEIR RULERS DIRECTING AND IN THE OBEDIENCE OF THEIR BRETHREN ATTENDING UNTO WHAT ISRAEL OUGHT TO DO: RECOMMENDED IN A SERMON

      Boston: Printed by John Foster, 1676.. [8],63pp. Small quarto. 19th-century speckled calf, ruled in gilt, spine gilt, gilt morocco label, gilt inner dentelles. Two small closed tears in foredge of titlepage, with no loss. Scattered foxing. Very good. A rare and early American election day sermon, published in the second year of printing in Boston. In this sermon, delivered on May 3, 1676 and dedicated to John Leveret, governor of the colony of Massachusetts, William Hubbard, the minister of Ipswich, urges those eligible to vote to exercise their rights and cast ballots for their rulers. Hubbard supports his exhortation with biblical and historical precedents. He says that "you are now called to the exercise of your civil liberty (wherein much of your other libertys are bound up)," and urges "the regular, conscientious proceeding in this business of Election," by which the people "have the liberty to choose their own rulers." With much of New England being engaged in wars with the local Pequot Indians, Hubbard spends quite a bit of time offering council on the proper way to prepare for and undertake conflict: "war ought not to be made without good advice." The literary critic Sacvan Bercovitch calls it a "brilliant election-day oration," emphasizing Hubbard&#39;s belief that the Puritan faith will turn "the rough and barren wilderness" of New England into a "fragrant Sharon." The sermon was delivered before the governor, council, and deputies of the Massachusetts colony. Hubbard is best remembered for his history of King Philip&#39;s War, published in 1677. EVANS 214. NAIP w012661. SABIN 33444. BERCOVITCH, THE PURITAN ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN SELF, p.155.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seurall cures of it. By Democritus Junior

      London: Printed for Peter Parker, 1676. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket. Large quarto, (often misnamed a Folio). 33 x 21 cm. [*4, B-Y4, Z3, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Rrr4]. With famous engraved title by C. Le Blon, illustrated with figures representing the effects of Melancholy from a variety of preconditions: the latter engraving first appeared in the third edition, 1628, with half-title, ads often lacking. Printed in double columns. One of the most popular books of the 17th century. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 120. "If ever a single book deserved to be called the work of a lifetime, it is this.....Dr. Johnson deeply admired it, and Charles Lamb&#39;s often and strongly expressed devotion served to rescue the &#39;Anatomy&#39; from a brief period of oblivion; its admirers will continue to read and re-read it." WING B6184. Bookplates, early owner inscription front free endpaper, small dampstain front corner head of half-title, worm holes (less than centimeter) lower margin last five leaves not affecting text, overall a sound clean copy. 19th century three quarter brown morocco, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, and marbled boards. Very good

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        Sylva Sylvarum: Or, A Natural History in Ten Centuries, and New Atlantis.

      Small folio (11 ¼ x7 ½ ), modern calf spine and corners and marbled boards, morocco lettering piece, engraved title page from 1676 edition inserted, [2], 12, 2, 14, 215, [23], 221-228, [11], 64, 31 pp. Lacking original engraved frontispiece title but one from later edition inserted (some tears and chips along edges), additional original title present, light wear to edges, faint dampstain, and light foxing; otherwise very good. This is an interesting collection of the miscellaneous scientific writings and experiments of Francis Bacon (1561-1626), appended with his utopian work ?A New Atlantis.? The book first appeared the year after his death, edited and published by William Rawley, but went through a number of editions reflecting the popularity of his writings. While Bacon would be well educated in his early years, as the youngest son in his family, he would be left without land, money or position upon his father?s death in 1579. However, thanks to his tremendous intellect and political skills, he would have a very successful political and intellectual career, and would prosper under James I. Among his many accomplishments would be obtaining the post of attorney general, but bribery charges would bar him from ever holding public office again. He would publish a good deal in his later years, and legend suggests that his intellectual curiosity would eventually cost him his life, when he caught chill after experimenting with the impact of cold temperatures on decaying meat. More recently, it has been suggested that his death was caused by ?inhaling remedial substances? in an effort to improve his health. ODNB. STC 1173.

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        NORCOPENSIS, ANDREAS [preses] & WOLLIMHAUS, ANDERS [respondent]. De politica orbis asiatici conservatione dissertatio.

      A.a. Uppsala, H. Curio, (1676). Liten 8:o. (8),125,(5) s. Tagen ur band och med rester av en gammal ryggremsa. Stänkta snitt. Första och sista sidan lite smutsiga.Titelbladet med ett avrivet övre hörn och med mindre pappersförlust nederst i inre marginalen.. Lidén 41. Avhandlingsdatumet infört för hand. Med tryckt stenstilsdedikation till Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie och hyllningar av Johannes Schefferus och Petrus Hoffwenius. Första svenska avhandlingen om Asien, med flera referenser till Turkiet, Persien, Japan, Kina m.m. Andreas Norcopensis (1633-94), adlad Nordenhielm, blev 1667 professor i praktisk filosofi och 1672 i vältalighet vid Uppsala universitet. Han var lärare för prins Karl (XII) och utnämndes 1687 till kansliråd och statssekreterare. Norcopensis presiderade för ett hundratal latinska avhandlingar. Han blev berömd för sitt välklingande latin och översatte till detta språk de två sista delarna av Rudbecks "Atlantica". Anders Wollimhaus (1649-1725) adlades Leijonstedt och blev sedermera diplomat och president i Kammarrevisionen. Under sin ungdomstid hörde han till kretsen runt Columbus och Hiärne

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        Schefferus.

      NORCOPENSIS, Andreas (pres.) & WOLLIMHAUS, Anders (resp.) De politica orbis asiatici conservatione dissertatio. Diss Uppsala, Henricus Curio, (1676). 8:o. (8),+ 125,+ (5) s. Tagen ur band. Stänkta snitt. Sista sidorna med stänk i marginalen, sista bladet med reva i innermarginal, med bokstavsförlust. Lidén s. 362. Disputationsdatum infört med bläck på titeln. Med tryckt dedikation till Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie. På slutet två sidor med hyllning till Wollimhaus av Johannes Schefferus, daterad 14 januari 1676, liksom av Petrus Hoffwenius. Första svenska avhandlingen om Asien, med flera referenser till Turkiet, Persien, Japan, Kina m.m. Andreas Norcopensis (1633-94), adlad Nordenhielm, blev 1667 professor i praktisk filosofi och 1672 i vältalighet vid Uppsala universitet. Han var lärare för prins Karl (XII) och utnämndes 1687 till kansliråd och statssekreterare. Anders Wollimhaus (1649-1725) adlades Leijonstedt och blev sedermera diplomat och president i Kammarrevisionen. Under sin ungdomstid hörde han till kretsen runt Columbus och Hiärne

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        BRITANNIA ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATA, OR, THE ANTIQUITIES OF ANCIENT BRITAIN : DERIVED FROM THE PH&#140;ENICIANS, WHEREIN THE ORIGINAL TRADE OF THIS ISLAND IS DISCOVERED, THE NAMES OF PLACES, OFFICES, DIGNITIES, AS LIKEWISE THE IDOLATRY LANGUAGE AND CUSTOMS...[PLATES]

      London: Printed By Tho. Roycroft for the Author. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1676. First Edition. Hardcover. Plates; Copper engravings; Folio 14.25 x 9.25; [5], 582, [5] pages; Britannia antiqua illustrata, or, The antiquities of ancient Britain : derived from the Ph&#156;enicians, wherein the original trade of this island is discovered, the names of places, offices, dignities, as likewise the idolatry, language and customs of the primitive inhabitants are clearly demonstrated from that nation, many old monuments illustrated and the commerce with that people, as well as the Greeks, plainly set forth and collected out of approved Greek and Latin authors : together with a chronological history of this kingdom from the first traditional beginning until the year of our Lord 800 ... Title page vignette. C/R page states "This book ... Licensed to be printed by ... Sr. Joseph Williamson, March 8th, 1674, Roger L&#39;Estrange"--T. P. , verso. Covershttp: //members. Dandy.net/mrbooks/33407. Jpg detached. Text generally quite good with solid text block. Includes lovely double-page engraved map of Europe by Thomas Burnford. [Wing S535] [ESTC R19100]. This is an attempt to prove that all things British are derived from the ancient Phoenicians. Despite the tenuousness of this it is a marvelous book with numerous rare pictures including that of a Druid and what appears to be a Wicker-Man. In it&#39;s coverage of the Roman antiquities of Britain. This monumental work is valuable for it&#39;s discussion of Druids as well as the first translation of various early works. Originally designed to be published in two volumes, this is the only one ever published. Provenance- Aymar Embury II architect. .

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        Por la Justicia y Regimiento de la Ciudad de Naxera, Cabildos de Curas y Beneficiados de las Iglesias de San Miguel y Santa Cruz de dicha Ciudad con Don Manuel de Bañuelos y Salas, como marido y conjunta persona de Doña Josepha de Lossa y Leyba, su legítima muger, vezinos de la Villa de Briones sobre la Sucession en propiedad de todos los bienes del Mayorazgo de 40.000 ducados fundado por el Doctor Don Francisco Marín de Rodezno, Prior de Roncesvalles, Gran Abad de Colonia, en cabeza de Don Pedro Marin de Rodezno, su sobrino

      Sin datos de lugar de impresión, impresor, ni año, pero: 1676. Folio; 10 folios numerados. Cubiertas mudas en papel de época. Francisco Marín de Rodezno (1603-1680) Señor de la Villa de Rodezno, Inquisidor de Granada desde 1640, y Presidente de la Real Chancilllería de Granada en 1653, había nacido en Nájera y otorgó Testamento en la Granja de Atarrabia,Villava, en 1675, como Prior de la Real Casa de Roncesvalles desde 1672 hasta su muerte, dejando tras si un importantísimo legado artístico, una extraordinaria biblioteca y otros bienes que aparecen en el Inventario que se adjuntó al Testamento, de algunos de los cuales hoy se carece de noticias, y otros han sido incluso objeto de sorprendentes noticias recientes.

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        Mr. Greenvil Collins Master Of His M:ts Ship the Speedwell, His Journall of the Voyage of the Said Shipp Sent, and Lost, Upon the Discovery of a North-East Passage Anno 1676. Capt. Jno Wood. (v.p.,May-August 1676)

      [v.p., May-August 1676] Manuscript folio (14 x 9 inches) 2 full-page maps handcolored in outline, one in-text map of the Shetland Islands, one double-page map in ink and wash of "Mount Missery," 3 ink and wash text illustrations, including one of a walrus and her calf, 18 pages of text within rules. Eighteenth-century marbled wrappers, strips of marbled paper pieced along lower margin and fore-edge of lower wrapper (edges somewhat worn and frayed). Provenance: Bookplate of the Duke of Hamilton. AN EARLY FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE QUEST FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE. In 1493 to defuse trade disputes Pope Alexander VI split the discovered world in two between Spain and Portugal, leaving France, the Netherlands and England without a sea route to the trading nations of Asia. The desire to establish such a route motivated much of the European exploration of both coasts of North America. When it became apparent that there was no route through the heart of the continent, attention turned to the possibility of a passage through northern waters. It was not until 1906 that passage from Greenland to Alaska was successfully navigated. At the command of King Charles II, the expedition set out from Deptford 6 May 1676. It consisted of two ships, the Speedwell, commanded by Captain John Wood with Greenville Collins as its master, and the Prosperous, commanded by Captain William Flawes. As shown by Collins&#39;s map, they sailed north toward Greenland, and then east along the ice north of Russia, through the Barents Sea. On 29 June, the Speedwell ran aground and was wrecked during a storm. The crew got safely ashore, but the ship had become separated from the Prosperous in a heavy fog. They were not rescued by the Prosperous until 8 July. Collins&#39;s log records the voyage of the Speedwell in great detail, with daily entries giving the location of the ship, wind, and weather conditions, and observations on their surroundings, including the natives, animals, and topography of the Shetland Islands. He provides a detailed map, complete with depth sounds of the passage, and directions for sailing into Brace Sound. He describes magnificent icebergs and ice formations, noting that some were the color blue, as high as the towers of Westminster Abbey, and others shaped like triumphal arches. He mentions the numerous "sea horses" they saw and attempted to kill, and includes a sketch of a female walrus and her calf. Whales were also sighted. Once the Speedwell had run aground, the crew was able to salvage their provisions and weapons, and set up a camp called "Mount Missery," of which Collins drew a double-page topographical view, until the Prosperous came to their rescue. Greenville Collins is best known as a hydrographer in the Royal Navy and the author of Great Britain&#39;s Coasting Pilot (1693). The three maps that he drew within his log attest to his talent and ability. The first single-page colored map shows the polar regions on a circular projection stretching from the Button, Hudson, and Baffin Bays in the west around the Arctic Circle to the presumed northern coastline of Russia to 185º east of Greenwich. The other single-page colored map is a detailed chart showing the routes of the Speedwell and Prosperous through the arctic seas north of Lapland to Nova Zembla. The in-text map shows part of the Shetland Islands and Brace Sound, with a cartouche and scale. Thirty-six manuscript charts by Collins are known to survive, all but ten of them in the Admiralty Hydrographic Department in Taunton. Only two other logs by Collins survive. One, dated later in 1676, records his service with the galley frigate Charles, and the other covers the period 1688-89, when Collins was surveying the British coastline. As Captain Wood had lost his journal and notes, Samuel Pepys, a secretary of the Commission, ordered him to use the account submitted by Collins. On 4 September 1676, Pepys recorded that "he had this morning received His Majesty&#39;s orders in favour of Mr. Collins&#133;from whom and this journal&#133;his Majesty has received so much satisfaction that&#133;it is his pleasure that he [Collins] be appointed to the Mastership of the Galley frigate [Charles] now going forth from Woolwich." Collins became captain of the Lark in 1679, and remained in the Royal Navy until 1693.. Book.

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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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        A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr Hobbes&#39;s Book, Entitled Leviathan

      [Oxford], 1676. [8], 322pp. Half calf and boards, smooth back, divided into six panels by gilt double rules, morocco title label to second panel, date in gilt to foot, remaining panels with central lozenge in blind. Modern reback, with older but not original boards. Corners bumped and worn, edges slightly dented. Internally fairly bright, small closed tear to fore-edge margin of Z4, regular marginal notes by A.L. Rowse. Bibliotheca Lindesiana bookplate to front pastedown. Engraved frontispiece, with engraved vignette of the Sheldonian to the title page. A.L. Rowse&#39;s copy, with his marginal and rear endpaper notes and three pages of notes on paper laid in, presented by Rowse to Richard Ollard (his biographer), with a note to that effect on ffep by Ollard. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 8vo.

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        [Sphinx mystagoga] Athanasii Kircheri è Societ. Jesu, Sphinx Mystagoga, Sive Diatribe Hieroglyphica, Qua Mumiæ, ex Memphiticis Pyramidum adytis erutæ, & non ita pridem in Galliam transmissæ, juxta veterum Hieromystarum mentem, intentionemque, plena fide & exacta exhibetur interpretatio. Ad Inclytos, abstrusiorumque Cognitionum peritia instructissimos Galliæ Philologos directa

      Amsterdam, Janssonius 1676. 38 cm. (16), 72, (6) Seiten und 5 Kupfertafeln (davon 2 in diesem Exemplar zu einer 140 cm lang zusammengesetzt), 6 Textkupfern und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten; Festeinband, Halbpergamenteinband mit Rückentitel - Caillet 5793 - Dünnhaupt 30.2 - Merrill 27 - Waller 19832 - Zweite Ausgabe, im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienen und mit dieser inhaltsgleich. Klischees antiker Autoren und die Deutung der Hieroglyphen als verschlüsselte Bilderschrift führten zur Erfindung sogenannter Renaissance-Hieroglyphen. Kircher widmete sich auch als Restaurator diesen Zeugnissen altägyptischer Kultur (NDB 11, 642). Die Tafeln zeigen und a. Inschriften auf Mumien, Pyramiden, Obelisken und in Grabkammern. Die mehrfach gefaltete Tafel (ca. 140 cm lang) ist aus 2 Tafeln unterschiedlicher Breite (12 und 7 cm) zusammengesetzt, in anderen Exemplare werder hierfür 2 Kupfer gezählt, Einriß 5 cm restauriert - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Catalogus Variorum & Insignium Librorum Instructissimae Bibliothecae...Lazari Seaman, S.T.D

      Quorum Auctio habebitur Londini in aedibus Defuncti in Area & Viculo Warwicensi, Octobris ultimo. Cura Gulielmi Cooper Bibliopolae. 3 p.l., 64, 57-112, 109-128, 131-137 pp. Large 4to, cont. reversed calf (very carefully & sympathetically rebacked & recornered). London: E. Brewster & W. Cooper, 1676. A fine copy of the first English auction catalogue; this is a rare book on the market (and, according to ESTC, not at all common in libraries). "The library sold was that of Lazarus Seaman (d. 1675), Puritan divine and one-time master of Peterhouse; he is today primarily remembered as the owner of the books which furnished the material for the first English book auction. There were 5,571 lots, divided into four sections according to size, each subdivided according to subjects. The sale realized over 700 pounds, the highest price achieved being 8 pounds 2s for St. John Chrysostom&#39;s Opera, Paris 1636."-Breslauer & Folter, Bibliography, 74. "The idea of an auction had been suggested to Dr Seaman&#39;s executors by Joseph Hill, a presbyterian minister who had left England for Holland in 1662 because of the Act of Uniformity. He was pastor of the Scottish Church at Middelburg, until he was forced to return to England in 1673 during the Anglo-Dutch War. More than twenty years later Edward Millington in a letter of 25 June 1697 about other matters thanked Hill &#39;for your great Service done to Learning and Learned Men in your first advising and effectually setting on foot that admirable and universally approved way of selling Librarys by Auction amongst us&#39;."-Pollard & Ehrman, p. 234. A fresh and unpressed copy of this book. Armorial bookplate of Philip Yorke, first Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764), who was Lord Chancellor and a leading politician. .

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        Barbados and Jamaica.

      London, 1676. Engraved map with attractive title cartouche and compass rose. Very fresh and fine with only two insignificant spots at top. 20 x 16in

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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'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, 'The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England,' 23, in Tooley, Mapping of America, pp.290-291; McCorkle, Early Printed Maps of New England, 676.6

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        Traité de la Lumière. Où sont expliquées les Causes de ce qui luy arrive dans la Reflexion, & dans la Refraction. Et particulierement dans l'etrange Refraction du Cristal d'Islande ... Avec un Discours de la Cause de la Pesanteur.Leyden: Pierre vander Aa, 1690. First edition.

      Huygens' pathbreaking exposition of his wave theory of light. Huygens had developed his theory of light in 1676 and 1677, and completed his Traité de la Lumière in 1678. He read portions of the treatise to the Academy during the following year but left it unpublished, until Newton's <i>Principia</i> (1687) and a visit with Newton in 1689 stimulated him to have it printed at last. "Light, according to Huygens, is an irregular series of shock waves which proceeds with very great, but finite, velocity through the ether. This ether consists of uniformly minute, elastic particles compressed very close together. Light, therefore, is not an actual transference of matter but rather of a 'tendency to move', a serial displacement similar to a collision which proceeds through a row of balls ... Huygens therefore concluded that new wave fronts originate around each particle that is touched by light and extend outward from the particle in the form of hemispheres..." (DSB). Huygens was able to explain reflection and refraction using this theory, of which he became completely convinced in August 6, 1677, when he found that it explained the double refraction in Iceland spar. His view of light was opposed to the corpuscular theory of light advanced by Newton. <br/><br/> In the second part of the work, the <i>Discours de la cause de la pesanteur</i>, written in 1669, Huygens expounded his vortex theory of gravity, a purely mechanistic theory that also contrasted markedly with Newton's notion of a universal attractional force intrinsic to matter. Indeed, Huygens added to the original treatise of 1669 a review of Newton's theory, rejecting it out of hand because of the impossibility of explaining it by any mechanical principle or law of motion. Huygens' work fell into oblivion during the following century, but his theory of light was confirmed at the beginning of the 19th century by Thomas Young, who used it to explain optical interference, and by Jean-Augustin Fresnel a few years later. Modern physics has reconciled Newton's and Huygens' theories in discerning both corpuscular and wave characteristics in the properties of light. <br/><br/> Grolier/Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 54; Dibner, Heralds of Science 146; Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science 32; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 111.. 4to: 199 x 160 mm. Contemporary limp vellum. Front paste down renewed, some browning, in all a very good copy. (8), 124, (2:title), 125-128, (2:index), 129-180 pp. There are two states of the two title leaves: one in which both titles have the author's initials, "C. H. D. Z." (Christian Huygens der Zeelhem); the other in which the author's name is given in full on both titles, "Christian Huygens, Signeur de Zeelhem". There is no priority established between the two states. This copy is with the author's full name given on both titles

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        Démonstration touchant le mouvement de la lumière.Paris: Chez Jean Cusson, 7 December 1676. First edition, first issue.

      Very rare first appearance of the discovery of the finite nature of the velocity of light. In 1676 Ole Rømer (1644-1710) made "the first quantitative measurement of the speed of light, having hypothesized the finite velocity from observations of the satellites of Jupiter. The timing of the eclipses of the satellites varies systematically with the relative positions of the earth, sun, and Jupiter; and Römer notices that these variations can be accounted for by the varying distance of travel of the light rays. His calculations both require and, for the remaining doubters, help substantiate the Copernican theory of the earth's revolution around the sun. The measurements indicate that light takes 11 minutes to cross the diameter of the earth's orbit."(Parkinson: Breakthroughs, 116). See also the note for Dibner 146. <br/><br/> Rømer's results were first reported in the <i>Journal des sçavans</i> on 7 December. The original Paris printing in quarto of the <i>Journal des sçavans</i> (as offered here) is highly rare (not to be confused with the common Amsterdam reprint in duodec). <br/><br/> "Römer's greatest work ... grew out of the problem that he had initially considered with Picard, the times of the occultations of the satellites of Jupiter. These measurements were of considerable practical use, since it was recognized soon after the discovery of the Jovian satellites that their frequent occultations- particularly those of the first satellite, Io-by the planet itself represent well-defined moments of celestial time, which may be compared with time at the place of observation to establish geographical longitude. This knowledge was of particular use to mariners, and astronomers began to concern themselves with drawing up ephemerides predicting the times of eclipses at a fixed meridian, for example at Paris or Greenwich. Galileo had attempted to construct such an ephemeris, without notable success, and the task was assigned to the astronomers of the new Paris observatory by Colbert. G. D. Cassini and his nephew Maraldi discovered the first large inequality in the periodic times of the minima, that caused by the eccentricity of the orbit of Jupiter around the sun; their second discovery, announced by Cassini in August 1675, was more interesting, since the inequality seemed to depend on the position of the earth relative to Jupiter.<br/><br/> "Cassini considered, but discarded, the idea that the fluctuation of periodic times might be caused by the finite speed of light; it remained to Römer to demonstrate that such was indeed the case. With rare exceptions, previous astronomers, both ancient and more recent-including Aristotle, Kepler, and Descartes- had held that light propagated itself instantaneously. Galileo, on the other hand, was not only convinced of its finite velocity, but also designed an experiment (although not an adequate one) by which the speed of light might be measured. These divergent views were discussed among the Paris academicians, and were well known to Römer. <br/><br/> "In his observational work Römer noticed that the eclipses of Io occurred at longer intervals as the earth receded from Jupiter, but happened in closer sequence as the earth and that planet came closer together. Beginning from the point at which the earth and Jupiter were closest to each other, Römer tried to predict the time of occurrence of an eclipse of Io at a later date, when the earth and Jupiter had drawn further apart. In September 1676 he announced to the members of the Academy that the eclipse predicted for 9 November of that year would be ten minutes later than the calculations made from previous eclipses would indicate. Observations confirmed his hypothesis, and Römer correctly interpreted this phenomenon as being the result of the finite velocity of light. He was thereupon able to report to the Academy that the speed of light was such as to take twenty-two minutes for light to cross the full diameter of the annual orbit of the earth; in other terms, that the light from the sun would reach earth in eleven minutes (a time interval now measured to be about eight minutes and twenty seconds). The speed of light was thus established scientifically for the first time, with a value of about 140,000 miles per second-a reasonable first approximation to the currently accepted value of 186,282 miles per second." (DSB). <br/><br/> An English translation of the original report from <i>Journal des sçavans</i> was published in the <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in London</i> on 25 July 1677, but without the famous illustration. The Amsterdam reprint of the 1676 issue of the <i>Journal des sçavans</i> was printed in 1683 and the Rømer report is pp. 276-79.. Offered here is the entire volume of the <i>Journal des sçavans</i> for the year 1676 (no. i-xxii, pp 1-264). Rømer's report is pp 233-236 in the 7. December issue (no. xx) and illustrated with one wood engraving in the text. 4to (221 x 162 mm), contemporary vellum, entirely unrestored, some issues (xiii, xvi, xxi) cropped (the Rømer issue wide margined). Very rare

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        Historia belli danici, annis 1643, 1644, 1645 gesti; scripta à Johanne Henrico Boeclero.

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

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        Poligraphia Meiningensis, Das ist/ Gründliche Beschreibung/ Der Uhr-alten Stadt Meiningen. Bestehend in dreyen Büchern/ Deren das Erste das Stadt-Buch ... Andere/ das Namens-Buch ... Dritte/ das Jahr-Buch ... / Alles mit sonderbahrem Fleiß zusammen getragen und ausgestellet.

      Mit Kupfertitel. 15 Bll., 434 S., 25 Bll. HLdr. um 1800. Kl.-4°. VD17 39:122563P; Jöcher II, 1256. - Erste Ausgabe. - Etwas gebräunt u. abgegriffen, mit vielen Marginalien, vor-, zwischen- u. nachgebunden sind zahlreiche weitere Notizen zur Meininger Geschichte, beiliegt ein gef. lithogr. Faltplan des Meininger Stadtbrandes v. 1874. - Einband stärker berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Sphinx Mystagoga, Sive Diatribe Heroglyphica, Qua Mumiae, ex Memphitis Pyramidum adytis erutae, & non ita pridem in Galliam transmissae, juxta veterum Hieromystarum mentem, intentionemque, plena fide & exacta exhibetur INTERPRETATION Ad Inclyctos, abstrusiorumque Cognitionum peritia instrctissimos Galliae Philologos directa.

      Amsterdam, Officina Janssonio-Waesbergiana, 1676. Folio. Contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. A few larger dampstains to boards, and corners bumped. With the engraved book plate of "Marchion Raymundi Sorbolunghi" to inside of front board. Browned throughout and a dampstain to last half. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut initials, numerous large (both half and 1/4 page) and smaller woodcut text-illustrations throughout, and 6 engraved text-illustrations (mostly 1/3 page, depicting mummies, mummy-cases, and various scenes). (16), 72, (6) pp. + 5 engraved plates, two of which are engraved, three of which are folded.. The rare (presumed) first edition of Kircher's great work on Egyptian hieroglyphs, one of the earliest attempts to decipher the signs in modern times. Although we now know that his results were wrong, they were believed at the time, Kircher was considered the ultimate authority on hieroglyphic writing, and his works on the subject were greatly influential, not least in creating a strong interest for the Egyptian language and culture, resulting in numerous publications on the subject throughout the 18th century. To a certain extent, it is also Kircher's theories that later generations built upon when attempting to crack the code of the hieroglyphs. According to Graesse, there should have been an earlier edition of the "Sphinx", printed the same year, but in Rome. We have not been able to find any other references to this edition, neither in other bibliographies, nor in library holdings. OCLC merely records copies printed in Amsterdam. In what we may call modern times, Kircher is the third to attempt a deciphering of the hieropglyphic script, the first being Veleriano (with his "Hieroglyphica" of 1556), the second being Mercati (in his 1590 supplement volume to his "Degli Obelischi di Rome"), "but his explanations are worthless. The next scholar who tried to decipher the Egyptian hieroglyphs was Athanasius Kircher (born at Geisa in 1601, died 1680), a German Professor of Mathematics in the Collegio Romano (1635-43). He was a man of untiring energy and vast learning, but many of his writings suggest that he printed the contents of his notebooks without taking the trouble to digest them. He has been called "charlatan" and "impostor" by many writers, but a careful perusal of even what now seem to be his most ridiculous and impossible pronouncements, makes it difficult to believe that he was not sincere. Of course he was an enthusiast, and he held his erroneous views and beliefs with great tenacity. In the matter of Egyptian hieroglyphs it is clear that he thought thtat every character represented an "idea". [...] All his "translations are equally nonsensical, but those who believed that he could read Egyptian hieroglyphs expected him to produce from them mystical and magical information, and, like other blind leaders of the blind, he did what he was wanted to do. He lived in an age of credulity and superstition, and was a product of it. In spite of this, he was a learned man, and there is much interesting information in the six principal works by which he is best known, viz., "Prodromus Coptus", Rome, 1636; "Lingua Aegyptiaca restitute", Rome, 1643; "Obeliscus Pamphilius", Rome, 1650; "Obelischi Aegyptiaci", Rome, 1666; "Sphinx Mystagoga", Amsterdan, 1676; and "Oedipus Aegyptiacus", Amsterdam, 1680". During the XVIIth century Kircher was regarded as a great Egyptologist, and Sir J. Marshall made use of his writings in his "Canon Chronicus", published at Frankfort in 1696.There seems to be no doubt that Kircher's writings gave an impetus to the study of the languages and antiquities of ancient Egypt, and a great many books on these subjects appeared during the XVIIIth century." (Budge, pp. 187-89)".When the German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher arrived in Rome in 1635, his reputation had long preceded him: among the twelve languages he claimed to command he included, uniquely for his time, the ability to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Kircher was furthermore one of the very first to attempt to learn Coptic. He namely claimed that Coptic descended from ancient Egyptian, and thus held the key to the deciphering of the hieroglyphs. Today this theory is Kircher's greatest claim to fame within linguistics and Egyptology, and had he stuck to research of this outline of a solution and not turned to guessing the meaning of the hieroglyphs, he would probably have been celebrated as one of the earliest to contribute significantly to the deciphering of hieroglyphs, rather than a "charlatan" and "impostor". For Kircher was quite correct in surmising that Coptic descended from ancient Egyptian, and he was among the very first scholars to say so. Not only did Kircher excel in his Egyptological "research" and remain satisfied with presenting these to the world with his significant Egyptological publications ("Sphinx" being one of them), he also began an intensive search for the best typography that money could buy. He wanted better fonts, better illustrations, larger formats, and his later publications, like "Shinx", reflect the great success that come of this endeavour.Brunet III:668; Graesse IV:22

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