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2013-09-27 05:53:32
Speed, John:
Bookseller: Bryars and Bryars [United Kingdom]
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2013-09-18 16:36:44
Bacon, Francis [1561 - 1626]. Godwyn [also Godwin], Francis. Godwyn, Morgan
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-09-18 16:36:44
Bacon, Francis [1561 - 1626]. Godwyn [also Godwin], Francis. Godwyn, Morgan
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.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-09-18 16:36:44
Bacon, Francis [1561 - 1626]. Godwyn [also Godwin], Francis. Godwyn, Morgan
London: Printed by W[illiam]. G[odbid]. for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright, R. Chiswell, and J. Edwyn, 1676. 1st edition thus (Gibson 121; Wing B300). 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.. [12], 138, [12], 201, [1] pp. Printed t.p. begins each individual monarch section, all dated 1675. Frontis of Bacon. Folio: A6 B - 2Y4. 11-1/2" x 7-5/8"
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [US]
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2013-09-14 14:51:56
Speed, John:
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd
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2013-09-05 19:40:41
Wiseman, Richard
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'.
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd
2013-09-03 16:46:02
Soissons, Olympia Mancini comtesse de, niece of cardinal Mazarin and French royal mistress (1638-1708).
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).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2013-09-02 12:15:19
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 complet … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2013-09-02 12:15:19
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2013-08-05 22:01:52
Sarpi, Paolo; Nathaniel Brent
Printed by J. Macock for S. Mearne, J. Martyn, and H. Herringman. 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. Paolo Sarpi was an influential Venetian scholar and church reformer. After Pope Paul V excommunicated Venice and its possessions, Sarpi? ? ? ? ? s strong arguments against the Papal position made him the target of a Papal sponsored assassination (1607). Sarpi? ? ? ? ? s later work, Istoria del Concilio Tridentino (History of the Council of Trent), was an important critical work of the Catholic Church? ? ? ? ? s reformation, especially the the of the role curia. His history was widely read by Protestants, including John Milton, who called Sarpi? ? ? ? ·the great unmasker. ? ? ? ? ? ^ Peter Burke, The great unmasker: Paolo Sarpi, 1551-1613, History Today 15 (1965), p. 430. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2013-08-05 18:13:31
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.
Bookseller: Loe Books
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2013-08-05 02:56:12
Barclay, Robert
Jacob Claus. 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'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). Good. No Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA PBFA [BECCLES, United Kingdom]
2013-07-25 12:36:35
London: John Martyn for the Royal Society. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST PRINTINGS of Leeuwenhoeck'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… Although the existence of these creatures was surprising, they were still just visible to the naked eye… "Leeuwenhoek's true breakthrough came in spring 1676 when he tried to discover why pepper is hot… 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 'animals' were in fact protists (tine single-celled organisms) and bacteria, and Leeuwenhoek was the first person to see them… "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 'animals' 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company
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2013-07-24 17:44:53
Franckenberg, Abraham von:
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. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
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2013-07-21 00:52:31
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 centu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books
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2013-07-14 16:58:20
SPEED, John (c. 1552-1629)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-06-12 11:47:18
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".
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-06-11 11:10:28
Lippi Lorenzo (Pierleone Zipoli)
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-07 16:05:01
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal
2013-06-06 21:56:00
CUSANO Marc'Aurelio
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".
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mazzei
2013-04-24 11:12:46
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
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström
2013-04-05 01:23:32
[GOUBE (de Valenciennes)]
Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1676, in 12, de 2ff. 162pp., 1f., pl. vélin souple époque, très nbr. rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce traité peu commun, attribué à Goube par le cat. BNF et à Goube (de Valenciennes) par Barbier III. 522. L'auteur, jardinier à Valenciennes, donne une série de conseils techniques pour cultiver les oeillets: comment marcotter, la terre nécessaire, les pots, l'arrosage, les maladies et les traitements, les critères de beauté, etc....Il fait un classement selon 7 types de couleurs, et décrit 297 variétés d'oeillets.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2013-03-23 14:40:16
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.
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2013-03-12 15:28:25
HUYGENS, Christian.
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-02-08 12:09:40
[benserade Isaac De].
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.
Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi
2013-01-18 12:25:54
(Charpentier, François)
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.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.
2013-01-08 23:46:56
Castelli Giovanni Battista.
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..
Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi
2013-01-04 20:51:11
COLLINS, Captain Greenville.
[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), in half red morocco case. 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'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 wrec … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-04 20:09:54
Aylett Sammes
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 Phœenicians, 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'Estrange"--T. P. , verso. Covershttp: //members. 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's coverage of the Roman antiquities of Britain. This monumental work is valuable for it's discussion of Druids as well as the first translation of various early works. Originally design … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-01-04 02:39:30
Clarendon, Edward Earl of
[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'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.
Bookseller: Temple Rare Books
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2012-12-28 21:28:39
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
Bookseller: Pennymead Books
2012-12-27 14:32:31
HUYGENS, Christian.
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2012-12-26 00:59:06
Ady, Thomas?].
London, printed for the author, 1676. (8), 205, (1) SS. Lederband der Zeit. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe der anonymen, teils dem Thomas Ady zugeschriebenen dämonenskeptischen Schrift. 1691 erschien eine holländische Übersetzung, die N. Orchard als Verfasser nennt. - Vorliegend ohne die 16 SS. Verlagsanzeigen am Schluß. Gebräunt und fleckig; vereinzelt kl. Randläsuren; hs. Besitzvermerk (1857) am vorderen Innendeckel. Coumont D99.1. Wing O-366A. Kernot 1678. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2012-12-24 19:58:49
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 t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2012-12-23 12:01:21
GLASER (Christophe)
Lyon, Jean Thioly, 1676, in 12, de 6 ff. 439 pp. 4 ff., faux-titre gravé et 3 planches gravées se dépl. représentant des fourneaux et des ustensiles divers, pl vélin époque, petits trous de ver aux 40 derniers ff. sans atteinte au texte, une planche dépl. restaurée aux pliures et marge inférieure lég. effrangée pour les autres, sinon bon exemplaire. Glaser fut un chimiste réputé en son temps, surtout dans les préparations des poisons. C'est à la suite de la mort de Glaser et de Sainte-Croix dans un accident de laboratoire que la justice se saisit de documents qui conduisirent à l'arrestation de la Marquise de Brinvilliers et de ses complices: ce fut le point de départ de l'affaire des poisons. Lors de son procès, la Brinvilliers déclara que Fouquet avait envoyé Glaser étudier à Florence l'action des poisons italiens; il découvrit entre autres le chlorure d'arsenic et le sous-nitrate de bismuth. Moyse Charas, collègue de Glaser au Jardin Royal des Plantes, s'attribue la paternité de cet ouvrage dans la préface de sa "Thériaque d'Andromachus" Paris 1668: " ... J'aimay mieux le publier sous le nom de Christophe Glaser, que d'y faire voir le mien..." ¶ Caillet 2201 (pour d'autres éditions) - Dorbon 1873/75 (pour d'autres éditions) - Duveen p.251 pour l'e.o.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2012-12-23 08:55:00
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 Amst … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2012-12-22 14:11:07
[GUARINI, Giovanni Battista].
London: Printed for Henry Herringman, 1676.. 8vo. (xxii), 321, (1) pp. Contemporary full panelled calf, sometime neatly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, red gilt lettered label, old engraved armorial bookplate of an E.C. Fanshawe to the front endpaper, an older ownership inscription to the head of title page. One full page engraving on the verso of the last preliminary leaf. Small loss to leather on upper board, minor wear to front hinge though sound, light rubbing to extremities, a good copy. One of the finest pastoral poems in Italian Literature, first published in 1590 and in this translation in 1647. Wing G2177.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-11-28 03:30:02
Güth, Johann Sebastian
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
2012-10-31 13:26:07
apud danielem Elzevirium 1676 - Amstelodami (Amsterdam), apud danielem Elzevirium, 1676. In 12 de [1 titre gravé]-234-[3, 1b.]pp., reliure en plein maroquin rouge cerise de l'époque, dos lisse orné de caissons, fleurons, fers en écoinçon et points dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin vert pistache encadrée d'un filet doré, titre doré, deux petits trous de vers dans la partie inférieure de la charnière supérieure, filet doré sur les coupes, petits bâtonnets dorés en biais sur les coiffes, triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats avec poinçon doré sur chaque intersection angulaire des filets et fleurons dorés dans chaque angle des plats, armoiries dorées au centre de chaque plat de Madame Adélaïde, fille de Louis XV, ex-libris héraldique sur la seconde page de garde de Kerchove d'Ousselghem, petite déchirure marginale restaurée à la page 17-18, petit trou dans le texte des pages 65-66 sans gravité pour la lecture et la compréhension du texte, de nombreuses notes dans les marges, intérieur frais, tranches dorées, bon et bel exemplaire. Horace naquit en 65 avant J. C. à Venosa, aux frontières de l'Apulie et de la Lucanie, dans le sud de l'actuelle Italie, et décéda en 8 avant J. C à Tibur. Il reçu une éducation soignée et étudia le grec et la philosophie à Rome et Athènes. Suite à l'assassinat de Jules César en 44 avant Jésus Christ, il commanda une legion dans l'armée des > de Brutus. Après la bataille de Philippes le 22 octobre 42 avant J. C. et la défaite de Brutus (qui se suicida), face à octave et Marc Antoine, Horace, vaincu et amnistié retourna en Italie. Réduit à la p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Scritti
2012-10-25 02:43:51
Cock, Thomas]
London: Printed for J. B., [c1676]. London: Printed for J. B.. Good with no dust jacket. [c1676]. Hardcover. Large chips missing to leather spine. Front joint very worn with loss of leather. A 1 1/2" chip to leather at corner of rear board near tail end of spine, and a 1" chip to the leather at corner of rear board near head of spine.; Part One only. No date [c.1676]. Title continues: "how to prevent sickness, and cure Diseases by diet, and such things as are daily sold in the Market: As also, for the better enabling of Nurses, and such as attend sick people; there being nothing as yet exant (though much desired) of this Nature.". At the foot of the title page is printed: "London, Printed for J. B. who desires the Reader to take notice, that he is the next week to return this Book to the Clark, or pay 12d.". Later (18th C.) calf boards. Ex-Libris label of "W. William Cock M.D." dated 1899 on front endpaper. Earlier Ex-Libris label on front pastedown. [8], 87, [1] pages. First leaf is a blank. At the tail of page 87 is printed: "Finis part the first." Page dimensions: 145 x 92mm. The title leaf is followed by a four page Epistle Dedicatory, by "Thom. Cocke". "If Diet and our Cordial Drinks do not do, then I recommend them to the Stove and Artificial Bath, mentioned in the second part of these Dialogues; if then, and there they mend not, you may conclude their case desperate and more fit for the Divine than Physician."- pp. 86-7. An extract from pp. 18-19: "Phil. Well Lazarus, take it for an undoubted truth, that they are all but impudent lyes, and contriv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Renaissance Books [Dunedin, New Zealand]
2012-07-01 16:23:29
(CALVI, Francois de);
Frankfurt, Sand 1676;. ca 14x8 cm; (18) 633 (1) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz; Ldr d. Zt. (Einband stärker bestoßen, in den Außengelenken und am Buchrücken teils eingerissen und dort und an den Kapitalen mit Bezugsfehlstellen; Buchblock fest).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien
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2012-07-01 00:32:22
ADDISON, Lancelot.:
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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