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         1678 Holy Week Catholic Breviary Missal Illustrated French Moroccan ARMORIAL

      Paris : Pierre Le Petit, 1678. First edition. - 1678 Holy Week Catholic Breviary Missal Illustrated French Moroccan ARMORIAL A rare first edition of a Catholic breviary, “Office for Holy Week”, filled with liturgical prayers, scripture passages for confessions and communion, and devotionals on the mysteries of the Catholic church and faith. While 17th-century breviaries are rare in themselves, those with full-page illustrations like this example are exceedingly desirable. This edition includes both Latin and French texts. Beautifully bound in full Moroccan leather with the armorial imprint of French nobility from the reign of Louis XIV! Item number: #1543 Price: $750 Catholic Church Office de la Semaine sainte a l'usage de Rome, en latin et en francois, avec l'explication des ceremonies de l'Eglise et quelques prieres tires de l'Ecriture pour la confession et la communion . Traduction nouvelle. Paris : Pierre Le Petit, 1678. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xxxii], 629 o 5 full-page engravings depicting the life of Jesus • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French & Latin • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1543 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Poemata Varii Argumenti,

      R. Royston, 1678. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. In Latin. Rebacked. Bound in full calf. (8), 238, (1)p. Final leaf is blank. ESTC R17058. William Dillingham (1617-1689) was a Latin poet and anthologist. "In 1678 Dillingham published 'Poemata varii argumenti', the first English anthology of neo-Latin verse. The anthology included many poems by Dillingham himself; his translations from George Herbert take up nearly a quarter of the whole." - ODNB. George Herbert (1593-1633) was a Church of England clergyman and poet Contained within is the neo-Latin sports poem 'Suleianum' by Dillingham, inspired by the earl of Westmorland's bowling green at Sullehay Lodge. It presents the sport of bowling as a Virgilian Epic sports battle. With Douglas Cleverton bookplate to the front pastedown. Thomas Douglas James Cleverdon (1903-1987) was an English radio producer and bookseller. Condition: Very good. Some loss to the leather. Offsetting to the first and last few pages. Ink inscription to the front blank. Pencil initials to the rear paste down. Worming to the margin.

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         A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs

      1678. A Notable Early English Text on Real Estate Law [Brown, William]. A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs of Entry in the Post. And Fines upon Writs of Covenant. With Ample and Copious Instructions, How to Draw, Acknowledge, And Levy the Same in All Cases. Being a Work Performed, With Great Exactness, And Full of Variety of Clerkship. London: printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft, 1678. [xlvi], 303, [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, small blind crest to center of front board, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to spine with wear to ends, rear joint partially cracked, corners worn, a few cracks to text block, light toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $650. * First edition. The merit of this early text on real estate law was recognized immediately. It went through six editions by 1725. All are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition, 5 in North American law schools (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan). English Short-Title Catalogue R26560.

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         Filli di Sciro, favola pastorale.

      Amsterdam: nella stamperia del D. Elsevier; et in Parigi si vende apresso Thomaso Jolly, 1678. 24mo (10.5 cm; 4.125"). Engr. title-page (included in pagination), 168 pp., 5 engr. plts. Sole Elzevir edition, with an added engraved title-page and five engraved plates by Sebastien Leclerc. The text is a pastoral drama, a remake of the medieval legend of Florio and Biancofiore. It was extremely popular in the 17th century because of the musicality of its language.    Provenance: Bookseller label of Leo S. Olschki. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.    Searches of NUC and WorldCat find fewer than a dozen North American libraries reporting ownership.         Willems 1542. 19th-century maroon calf, plain but with raised bands beaded; rose-color endpapers. Fly-leaf with old, largely obliterated inscription; a few preliminary leaves with old faded waterstains along the outer and top margins. => An attractive copy of a nice little Elzevir.

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         A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs...

      1678. A Notable Early English Text on Real Estate Law [Brown, William]. A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs of Entry in the Post. And Fines upon Writs of Covenant. With Ample and Copious Instructions, How to Draw, Acknowledge, And Levy the Same in All Cases. Being a Work Performed, With Great Exactness, And Full of Variety of Clerkship. London: printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft, 1678. [xlvi], 303, [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, small blind crest to center of front board, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to spine with wear to ends, rear joint partially cracked, corners worn, a few cracks to text block, light toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $650. * First edition. The merit of this early text on real estate law was recognized immediately. It went through six editions by 1725. All are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition, 5 in North American law schools (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan). English Short-Title Catalogue R26560.

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         Manuscrit - Un état inconnu des maximes de La Rochefoucauld Circa 1678.

      - Manuscrit de 182 feuillets sur papier relié en un volume in-8, plein maroquin rouge , dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons, plats ornés d’un double listel et d’un motif rectangulaire en double filet, agrémenté de quatre fleurons en angles, fermoirs, traces de dorures. Reliure du XVIIe. Portant sur le titre à la plume « Maximes de la Rochefoucauld manuscrites. ». Manuscrit des maximes de La Rochefoucauld retournées et travaillées en miroir dans l’entourage immédiat de La Rochefoucauld, ayant servi à l’élaboration de l’édition de 1678 comprenant 96 maximes, reprise d’un manuscrit antérieur. Les maximes s’y présentent dans un ordre anarchique, ne suivant aucune des éditions imprimées anciennes, et comportent des leçons spécifiques à chacune des éditions originales (1665, 1666, 1671, 1675, 1678) mais n’ont aucune des particularités des éditions d’Amsterdam datées 1664, ni de Paris datées 1693. Les maximes sont inversés afin d’en vérifier la pertinence. Retourner les maximes est, en effet dans les cercles littéraires proches de La Rochefoucauld, un critère d’évaluation de la maxime bien construite. C’est pourquoi ces maximes furent livrées par La Rochefoucauld aux contrôles les plus sévères, avant d’être livrés à l’impression. A deux reprises, notre rédacteur écrit, en marge, des remarques révélatrices : folio 56 en marge (une croix) « Lavantage de ces reflexions, est qu’un homme qui les a examinées avec soin et pesées exactement, qui les a regardees, deprez n’ayt peu leur donner atteinte ». Puis s’interrogeant sur la possibilité de dresser une table des matières thématique : folio 99 « Observation très importante Pour la forme de la table, le choix des chefs et l’usage des réflexions Il faut remarquer ou plustost auparavant que de remarquer nous allons faire un essay des trois façons ( ) Jobserve qu’il suffit de faire une table des véritables usages et adresses pour réussir ( ) Et cest cette raison que j’apporte quand je dis qu’il faut laisser du papier ( ) ». On sait que la rédaction de tables de matières fut une des questions récurrentes lors des publications successives des maximes. Le texte s’achève sur cette possibilité d’expérimentations de table. Les derniers feuillets du manuscrit sont occupés, avec changement d’écriture par deux traités : Question de l’Eloquence et Reflexions sur l’Eloquence d’aujourdhuy, qui semblent inédit. On recense 14 manuscrits, autographes et copies, des maximes de La Rochefoucauld. Ce précieux manuscrit, relié en maroquin rouge inconnu et inédit, vient compléter ce court ensemble d’une quinzième pièce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Idea del principe politico christiano . Rappresentata con bellissime imprese, quali dimostrano il vero esser politico, con esempi historici, e discorsi morali. Dall'ultima, e più copiosa editione hora trasportata dalla lingua spagnuola, dal Sig. Dottor Paris Cerchiari.Venetia , per Nicolò Pezzana , 1678.

      Venetia , per Nicolò Pezzana 1678 - Cm. 15,5, pp. (24) 753 (1). Con bella antiporta e oltre 100 emblemi incisi finemente in rame n.t. Legatura del tempo in piena pelle; dorso a 4 nervi con titoli su tass. e ricchi fregi floreali agli scomparti. Rifilatura orizzontale di circa 1 cm. al margine bianco superiore dell'antiporta (verosimilmente per antica asportazione di firma di possesso), minime tracce d'uso al dorso e qualche trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare ben conservato. Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (1584-1648), grande storico spagnolo, fu ambasciatore presso la Santa Sede; proprio questa lunga e apprezzata carriera diplomatica si pone alla base di questa raccolta di massime politiche (a ciascuna delle quali corrisponde un emblema) che gli garantì notevole fama. L'opera, di tagli anti-machiavellico, si colloca dottrinalmente sulla scia della fortunata letteratura politica sulla ragion di Stato che ebbe inizio alla fine del Cinquecento e si protrasse fino agli anni Quaranta del Seicento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De l'origine des fontaines.

      Paris, chez Jean de la Caille, 1678. - 10 unnumerierte Blätter, 353 Seiten, 3 Blätter, kl.8vo (ca.15,5x8,5 cm), Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung und rotem Rückenschild. Barbier III, 746; Poggendorff II, 407. Zweite Auflage seines 1674 zuerst erschienenen Werks, das als Geburtsstunde der Hydrologie gilt, anonym erschienen. Perrault war der erste, der versuchte, Komponenten des hydrologischen Kreislaufs quantitativ zu bestimmen. Der Erstausgabe von 1674 (Paris, Pierre le Petit) wurde ein gestochenes Frontispiz beigebunden, was bei der hier vorliegenden Auflage von 1678 nach einem digitalisiertem Vergleichsexemplar vom Verleger de la Caille weggelassen wurde. Selten! Die Ecken etwas gestaucht, der Einband etwas berieben, kleine Fehlstellen an einer Ecke und am Rücken, ältere handschriftliche Numerierung auf dem Titelblatt, sonst wohlerhalten. In einem zeitgenössischem Ganzledereinband mit Stehkanten- und Rückengoldprägungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Gesamtansicht, darunter Vers, "Bielfeldt in Westphalen. E96".

      - Kupferstich aus Meisners Schatzkästlein, 1678, 9 x 14,2

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         L’adone, poema heroico

      Elsevier , Parigi presso Thomaso jolly 1678 - 4 volumi in 32, pp. 373;301;357;310; (26) legatura del tempo in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titolo e fregi oro, graziosa minuscola edizione illustrata da un titolo e complessive 20 tavole f.t. disegnate e incise in rame da Sebastiano Leclere. Rara e ricercata edizione (prima 1623), bell’esemplare. 4 volumes in 32°, pp. 373; 301; 357; 310; (26) contemporary full leather binding, backs with ribs and gilt titles and fillets, pretty tiny illustrated with a total of 20 tables f.t. drawn and engraved in copper by Sebastiano Leclere, rare and in-demand edition (first 1623), a beautiful copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum. Being an Exact Collection of Precedents For Declarations and Pleadings in most Actions; especially such as are brought For, or Against Heirs, Executors, or Adminstrators . . . Bills of Exchange . . . Assurance [&c]. Wing B5085

      Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft [etc.], London 1678 - Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, but a sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy First edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, here reflecting his experience as chief protonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, taking entries from the royal courts' plea rolls, a subject "replete with learning" in John Baker's words [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Por quanto los Señores Reyes Catholicos D. Fernando y Doña Isabel [que sean en gloria] por Cedula dada en Medina del Campo

      Madrid 1678 - "Abuse in the Commerce of Gold in America". 2 ll. Folio. Unbound. With autograph signature of Diego de Valdostierra, dated Lima, 24 January 1680. Manuscript note affirming that the original is in the Secretaría de Cámara of Melchor de Liñán y Cisneros, arzobispo de Lima y Virey. Rare decree issued by King Charles II trying to control the abuse in the commerce of gold in the Indies. The Catholic Kings had stipulated in 1504 that a fifth of all gold minted in America was Royal property and had to have a corresponding mark to prove it. There was a wide abuse of this regulation. This led the Royal Treasury to exert control by establishing a set amount that varied from a tenth to a twentieth of the value to be paid on all gold that did not bear the royal mark. The measure of the tenth was introduced for the gold-producing cities of Santa Fe, Nueva Zaragoza, Antioquia and Popayan for six years. This Royal Order extends this measure in preparation for the trip to Spain of the fleet commanded by Enrique Henriques, but reduces the tariff to a twentieth of the value, for practically all colonial America, a measure that was to be implemented under strict regulations in Panama and Cartagena, the two ports from where the gold had to be embarked. The Royal Order also establishes the punishments of the those who are caught with bars of gold without the mark of the twentieth. * Not in Alden, BHS, Palau. (g. 11758). 2 pp páginas

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         India Orientalis

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ( - 1757) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1720 1678 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Margins mounted; - size (in cm): 48 x 57; - description: decorative map of Southeast Asia; -vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         Eens Christinnes reize naar de eeuwigheid (...). Vertaald uit het Engels. Amsterdam, B. Koene, [ca. 1820].

      12°: A-L 12 M 6, gepag.: 269 [3] pp. Titelpagina in houtsnede. Modern kunstleer. Niet in Saalmink. Evenals het vorige exemplaar (IDnr 7215) een volksboekje. De titelplaat toont dezelfde afbeelding, maar het is een andere houtsnede.Vertaling van het beroemde 'Pilgrim's progress from this world, to that which is to come' (Londen, 1678), een boek dat een ongekende verspreiding heeft gekend over de hele wereld, dat vertaald is in 200 talen en dat in Nederland in populariteit het werk van Jacob Cats naar de kroon stak. Het is een allegorie van het leven van de christen op weg naar het ""werkelijke leven"" na de dood. De schrijver, John Bunyan (1626-1688), was een eenvoudig handwerksman, die later voorganger werd van een baptistengemeente in Bedford. Hij heeft zo'n 60 boeken geschreven, maar 'The Pilgrim's Progress' steekt door zijn literaire kwaliteit boven zijn andere werk uit. De eerste Nederlandse uitgaven ervan verschenen vanaf 1682 bij Johannes Boekholt in Amsterdam; diens vierde druk van 1684 is de eerste geïllustreerde, met etsen van Jan Luyken. De titelpagina en de 8 prenten in deze uitgave van Pieter Bandsma zijn kopieën van die etsen; 33 jaar later, in 1762, zou bij Bandsma nog een vierde druk verschijnen, weer met dezelfde prenten. L0790

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         Basil Valentine his Triumphant chariot of antimony : with annotations of Theodore Kirkringius. M.D. With the true book of the learned Synesius a Greek abbot taken out of the Emperour's library, concerning the Philosopher's

      London: London. : Printed for Dorman Newman at the Kings Arms in the Poultry. 1678, 1678. Bookplate of Alvin Langdon Coburn. Book measures 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Collation,[16], 176 p., [5] leaves of plates. Bound in full calf, [ probably about 100 years ago ], raised bands, gilt fleur-de-lis gilt design within compartments, gilt rule lines, full gilt edges. At some time this volumes has been rebacked, retaining most of the original spine. Some minor wear on edges, some discolouring of leather. Generally a very nice firm binding. Internally, early previous owners name on title page. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in an attractive full leather binding.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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         Theatrum Historicum ad annum Christi quadringentesimum in quo tum Imperii Romani tum Barbarorum.pars occidentalis/ .pars orientalis

      Artist: Senex John ( - 1740) London; issued in: London; date: ca 1712 1678 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together, folds restored; - size (in cm): je 48 x 114,5; - description: Maps shows the world in two Hemispheres and the total Roman Empire. Ancient Rome was originally an Italic settlement dating from the 8th century BC that grew into the city of Rome and which subsequently gave its name to the empire over which it ruled and to the widespread civilisation the empire developed. The Roman empire expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world. After defeating the Macedonian and Seleucid Empires in the 2nd century BC, the Romans became the dominant people of the Mediterranean Sea.; -vita of the artist: John Senex (1678, London ? died 1740, London) was an English cartographer, engraver and explorer.He was also an astrologer, geologist, and geographer to Queen Anne of Great Britain, editor and seller of antique maps and most importantly creator of the pocket-size map of the world. He owned a business on Fleet Street, where he sold maps.A map of Rome by John Senex (1721)He was in particular, one of the principal cartographers of the 18th century. He started his apprenticeship with Robert Clavell, at the Stationers Company, in 1692. Senex is famous for his maps of the world, some of which have added elevations, and which feature minuscule detailed engravings. Many of these maps can be found in museum collections; rarely, copies are available for private sale. Some copies are held in the National Maritime Museum; many of his maps are now in the possession of Trinity College Dublin. Having worked and collaborated with Charles Price, Senex created a series of engravings for the London Almanacs and in 1714 he published together with Maxwell an English Atlas. In 1719 he published a miniature edition of Brittania by Ogilby. He became particularly interested in depicting California as an island instead of part of mainland North America, a trait which makes many of his maps appealing to collectors. In 1721 he published a new general atlas. He used the work of cartographer Guillaume de L?Isle as an influence.In 1728 Senex was elected into the Fellowship of the Royal Society of London.

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         THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY in three Books. Wherein All the Birds hitherto known, being reduced into a Method suitable to their Natures, are accurately described.

      London, John Martyn for the Royal Society, 1678. The Descriptions illustrated by most elegant Figures, nearly resembling the live Birds . To which are added, three considerable Discourses, I. Of the Art of Fowling . II. Of the Ordering of Singing Birds. III. Of Falconry. By John Ray . FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated from the Latin by John Ray, 1678. Folio, approximately, 360 x 230 mm, 14½ x 9 inches, 80 engraved plates, including the 2 plates showing the techniques and equipment for trapping birds, 2 letterpress tables, title page in red and black, pages: [12], 53, [3], 55-271, [3], 273-441, [7] - index, bound in full mottled calf, rebacked to style, gilt lettered label to spine. Binding slightly rubbed, 1 plate bound in upside down, 2 plates (59 & 60) misplaced after plate 64, lacks pastedowns, edges of endpapers browned from leather, 6 top margins has small closed tears repaired, not affecting images or text, small edge repair to first free endpaper, occasional pale foxing, bookplate, otherwise a very good copy. "At Cambridge Francis Willughby was taught by the naturalist John Ray. In 1662 they travelled to the west coast of England to study the breeding seabirds. Between 1663 and 1666 they toured Europe together, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. They separated at Naples and Willughby returned home via Spain. On returning to England they made plans to publish the results of their studies. Willughby died from pleurisy during the preparation of this work, but Ray published Willughby's Ornithologiae libri tres in 1676, with an English edition two years later. This is considered the beginning of scientific ornithology in Europe, revolutionising ornithological taxonomy by organising species according to their physical characteristics. Willughby and Ray were among the first to dismiss the older inaccuracies of Aristotle. Aristotle had claimed that swallows hibernated but Willughby and Ray state "To us it seems more probable that they fly away into hot countries, viz. Egypt, Ethiopia etc." (Wikipedia). Including an early illustration of the Dodo and a large chapter on falconry, pages 397-437. See: John Resler Swift, Bibliotheca Accipitraria ll, page 259 No. 479.01; James E. Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, page 26, No. 35; Carl F. G. Richard Schwerdt Volume 2, page 299. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, statibus et Insulis Luxta.

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ( - 1757) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1728 1678 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 56; - description: Map shows total Asia; -vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY in three Books. Wherein All the Birds hitherto known, being reduced into a Method suitable to their Natures, are accurately described.

      London, John Martyn for the Royal Society, 1678.. The Descriptions illustrated by most elegant Figures, nearly resembling the live Birds . To which are added, three considerable Discourses, I. Of the Art of Fowling . II. Of the Ordering of Singing Birds. III. Of Falconry. By John Ray . FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated from the Latin by John Ray, 1678. Folio, approximately, 360 x 230 mm, 14½ x 9 inches, 80 engraved plates, including the 2 plates showing the techniques and equipment for trapping birds, 2 letterpress tables, title page in red and black, pages: [12], 53, [3], 55-271, [3], 273-441, [7] - index, bound in full mottled calf, rebacked to style, gilt lettered label to spine. Binding slightly rubbed, 1 plate bound in upside down, 2 plates (59 & 60) misplaced after plate 64, lacks pastedowns, edges of endpapers browned from leather, 6 top margins have small closed tears repaired, not affecting images or text, small edge repair to first free endpaper, occasional pale foxing, bookplate, otherwise a very good copy. "At Cambridge Francis Willughby was taught by the naturalist John Ray. In 1662 they travelled to the west coast of England to study the breeding seabirds. Between 1663 and 1666 they toured Europe together, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. They separated at Naples and Willughby returned home via Spain. On returning to England they made plans to publish the results of their studies. Willughby died from pleurisy during the preparation of this work, but Ray published Willughby's Ornithologiae libri tres in 1676, with an English edition two years later. This is considered the beginning of scientific ornithology in Europe, revolutionising ornithological taxonomy by organising species according to their physical characteristics. Willughby and Ray were among the first to dismiss the older inaccuracies of Aristotle. Aristotle had claimed that swallows hibernated but Willughby and Ray state "To us it seems more probable that they fly away into hot countries, viz. Egypt, Ethiopia etc." (Wikipedia). Including an early illustration of the Dodo and a large chapter on falconry, pages 397-437. See: John Resler Swift, Bibliotheca Accipitraria ll, page 259 No. 479.01; James E. Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, page 26, No. 35; Carl F. G. Richard Schwerdt Volume 2, page 299. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Peleponnesus Hodie Morea.

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ( - 1757) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1720 1678 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 58; - description: Decorative map of the total Peleponnes.; -vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         Felsina Pittrice. Vite de pittori bolognesi alla Maestà Christianissima di Luigi XIIII Re di Francia e di Navarra il Sempre Vittorioso consagrata

      Bologna: Domenico Barbieri’s Heir for Giovanni Francesco Davico, 1678. Two parts in one volume, 4to (239x168 mm); contemporary vellum over boards, spine with five raised bands and inked title, panels with blind-tooled center- and corner-pieces within a double frame (back panel stained); [16], 581, [1] pp.; [4], 606, [2] pp. With an allegorical woodcut of Bologna at the end of the first part, 50 full-page woodcut portraits within elaborate frames (8 frames are left blank, even though the name of the artist is mentioned below), and several other illustrations in text (allegorical and mythological figures, the genealogical tree of the Carracci family, the funeral apparatuses for Agostino Carracci, etc.). As in most copies, the leaf of approbations, "extremely rare" according to Frati (see below), is not present. On the title-page ownership's inscription by the celebrated English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792). A very good, genuine copy.FIRST EDITION, early issue with the name of the sponsor of the edition, Giovanni Francesco Davico, on the title-page, and with the famous insult towards Raphael (p. 471, line 14), called "Boccalaio Urbinate", which was subsequently corrected in "gran Raffaele".The Felsina Pittrice is the most important history of modern Bolognese painting. It deals with the life and works of celebrated Bologna artists such as F. and G.B. Francia, M.A. Raimondi, F. Primaticcio, G.L. Valesio, F. Albani, D. Zampieri, and S. Contarini. Of particular length and relevance are the parts dedicated to Guido Reni, Agostino Mitelli, the Procaccinis (Ercole, Camillo, G. Cesare and Carlo Antonio) and the Carraccis (Lodovico, Agostino, Annibale and Antonio). A third volume of additions was edited by Luigi Crespi in Rome in 1769.Carlo Cesare Malvasia is considered as the most rimportant historian of the Bologna painting school. He dedicated to Bologna a volume of Pitture di Bologna (1686) and a city guide that was reprinted several times until the end of the 18th century. Of noble family, Malvasia was a pupil of the painters Giacinto Campana and Giacomo Cavedone. In 1639 he made the acquaintance in Rome of Cardinal Bernardino Spada, a great art mecenas and collectionist, and the sculptor Alessandro Algardi. Malvasia taught law at the Bologna University and later gained a doctorate in theology, becoming canon at the chapter of the cathedral.The present copy comes from the library of Joshua Reynolds, one of the most influential English painters and theorists of his time, specialising in portraits. He was also a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts. He was knighted by George III in 1769.Reynolds was deeply influenced by Italian painters and Italian art theorists. He spoke Italian fluently and had in his library a copy of the Vocabolario della Crusca. "Among the Italian art literature that Reynolds studied particularly intensively was Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Felsina Pittrice (1678) and his Pitture di Bologna (1686). This explains, to an extent, the importance Reynolds attached to Bolognese paintings in his Discourses. Whereas we can only presume that Reynolds possessed a copy of the Felsina Pittrice because he directly quoted from it in his Discourses, Pitture di Bologna was listed twice in the auction of his library at Philipp's" (I. Wenderholm, The President as a Reader: Reynolds and Books, in: "The Artist as Reader: On Education and Non-Education of Early Modern Artists", H. Damm, M. Thimann & C. Zittel, eds., Leyden, 2013, p. 214).S. Piantanida, L. Diotallevi & G. Livraghi, Libreria Vinciana, Autori italiani del Seicento, Milan, 1951, no. 4381; J. Schlosser Magnino, La letteratura artistica, Florence, 1967, p. 529 and 579; C. Lozzi, Biblioteca istorica della antica e nuova Italia, Imola, 1886, no. 654; L. Frati, Opere della bibliografia bolognese, Bologna, 1889, nos. 7736-7740.

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        A Representation and Veiw of All the Buildings of the Temple as also of the Houses Round About on the South Side of the City, according to F. Lamy

      Amsterdam: A.D. Putter. Bird's eye view. Copperplate engraving. Image measures 14.25 x 20" Bird's eye view. Copperplate engraving. Image measures 14.25 x 20". This stunning Escheresque map depicts the artistic imaginations of the third Temple of Solomon as envisioned by the prophet Ezekiel. It depicts the temple complex as a ziggurat style structure dominating the city of Jerusalem. The first Temple was, according to the Hebrew Bible, built in the 10th century BCE and destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians. The second Temple is supposedly built in 151 BCE under the rule of Darius the Great. In the 2nd century, when the Greek King Antiochus IV Epiphanes ordered Greek statues erected within the compound, the second Temple came under threat. The second Temple was eventually destroyed in 70 CE during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem. Ezekiel visualized the third temple in great detail and his vision was then translated by various artists. This is one such translation by Bernard Lamy, illustrated by Ferdinand Delamonce. Appears in Lamy's "De Tabernaculo foederis, de sancta civitate Jerusalem, et de Templo ejus". Bernard Lamy (1678-1753) was a philosopher, theologian and mathematician, who reconstructed various structures from the Old Testament. This is a beautiful example of his work.

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