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         HISTORIA JURIS CIVILIS ROMANORUM, JEAN DOUJAT 1678

      Joannen de la Caille 1678 - Lutetiae Parisiorum. 1678. 15X10. 6h+163+9h. Piel. Joannen de la Caille. Jean Doujat una celebridad historica de Toulouse. Obra muy rara y escasa. Ref C-1 Biblioteca RGF. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         1678 Six Voyages of Jean Baptiste Tavernier PERSIA India Illustrated Gemology

      Suivant la Copie, imprimee, a Paris: 1678. - 1678 Six Voyages of Jean Baptiste Tavernier PERSIA India Illustrated Gemology Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was an important 17th-century voyager known for his six voyages to Persia and India in which he bought, sold, and traded rare gems and precious metals. The events of these journeys were recorded in his “Les Six Voyages”. This highly desirable book has become one of the most important references for gemologists and gem historians. Tavernier introduces his findings and arrivals at Caucasus, Armenia, Constantinople, Baghdad, Ispahan, Aleppo, Agra, Goa, Surat, Bhutan, Ceylon, Batavia, and other South East Asian countries. This rare volume, illustrated with 26 engravings, covers Tavernier’s finding and discoveries in Persia and India. It offers views on plants and fruits, animals, fossils and shells, Persian coins and metals, and other artifacts. Item number: #2000 Price: $950 TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste Les sex voyages de Jean Baptiste Tavernier, Ecuyer Baron d’Aubonne, qu’il a fait, En Turquie, En Perse, et aux Indes seconde partie Suivant la Copie, imprimee, a Paris: 1678. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 663, [2] o Illustrated with 25 plates; includes both full-page & folding engravings • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~5.5in X 3in (14cm x 8cm) 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! 2000 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'idea del prencipe politico christiano.

      1678 - Di D. Diego Saavedra Fachardo. Rappresentata con belissime 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 1678. Per Nicolo Pezzana. 8°, [12] k., 753 s. , frontispis w miedziorycie, liczne miedzioryty - emblematy w tekście, opr. perg. z epoki. Na k. tyt. nieczytelna pieczęć Na wyklejce ekslibris: Ad Bibliothecam Cancellary de Vogflius. Saavedra Fajardo Diego de (1584-1648) - pisarz i dyplomata hiszpański; prawnik z wykształcenia, autor traktatów o sztuce rządzenia i o życiu umysłowym i literackim swojej epoki. On the title leaf there is an unreadable stamp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antykwariat Wójtowicz]
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         Practicae Gothola Norum; pro curandis humani corporis morbis; descriptae iuxta medicinae rationalis leges, quas posteris commendatas reliquerunt lucidiora antiquitatis luminaria Hippocrates, et Galenus. Almae Matri Mariae de Monte Serrato dicatus. Aucthor, et offerens Hyacinthus Andreas Gotholanus Hostalricensis in barchinonensium schola post viginti quatuor publicarum praelectionum annos primarius Medicinae Professor emeritus

      Typis Francisi Cormellas, Barchinone 1678 - Pergamino con lomo reforzado 9 hojas + 532 pags. + 14 hojas + 9 hojas + 532 pags. + 14 hojas 2 volúmenes. Texto en latín. El primer tomo ligeramente mareado. El segundo tomo tiene faltas pequeñas en ángulo inferior derecho en hojas 215, 217 y 219. En el margen derecho ligeras trazas de polilla en algunas páginas sin afectar a la caja tipográfica. ültimas páginas del índice muy deterioradas. Cantos algo reforzados

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         DenctwÜrdige Schiff=Reise nach dem Gross-Herssogthum Moscovien oder Russland,

      1678 - So in nächst=abgeflossenem 1677. Jahr von Amsteram in Holland aus / dahin geschehen: Garinnen zugleich die sonst unglaublich grosse Gefahr / welche dise reisende Personen / aus solcher Schif-Fahrt / augestanden / ehe dann sie / durch gnädige und wunderbare Rettung Gottes / gen der berÜhmten Kauff=und Handel=Stadt Archangel angelangt / umständlich / und lesswÜrdig erzehlet wird.First and only edition. Folding engraved frontispiece (linen-backed). Small 4to. Nineteenth-century half morocco, slip case. Nurnberg, Loschge, A very rare book only 3 copies recoded by OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         Elémens de gémetrie oÙ par une methode courte and aisée lon peut apprendre ce quiil faut sçavoir dEuclide dArchimede dApollonius Paris Sebastien Marbre Cramoisy With Discours de la connoissance des bestes second édition Paris 1678 And La statique ou la science des forces mouvantes troisiéme édition Paris 1688 And Deux machines propres à faire les quadrans avec très grand facilité troisiéme édition Paris 1687

      Folding engraved scientific and mathematical plates, numerous text illustrations.4 works in one. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt back (a little worn).

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         Bellerophon, sive eques peritus . Wolberittener Cavallier: Oder Gründliche Anweisung Zu der Reit- und Zaum-Kunst/ In zwey Theile abgefasst: Deren erster Nicht allein einen jungen Cavallier belehrt, mit Rittermässiger Zier- und Wolständigkeit auf- und abzusitzen, . sondern auch den Damen mit Bericht aufwartet, wie sie sich zum Spazier- oder Land-Ritt zierlichst haben zu bequemen: Der Andre aber Weiset, wie man wol ein rohes und unberittenes, als ein Schiess-Pferd abrichten müsse: .

      Nürnberg, Endter, 1678. - Ca. 31,5 x 21 cm. 7 Blätter, 191 Seiten, mit gestochenem Frontispiz-Titel, 104 Reitschul-Kupfertafeln, 66 (davon 65 doppelblattgroße) Kupfertafeln mit Zäumen und 31 schematischen Textholzschnitten. Nissen 4427. Mit lateinischem und deutschem Paralleltext. Die Kupfertafeln gestochen von Cor. N. Schurtz und P. Troschel. Die Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Pferderassen, die später Riedinger für einzelne Blätter in seinem 'Thier-Reich' als Vorlagen gedient haben. Vortitel mit Hinweis auf den "Roß-Artzt". Einband berieben, Vortitel mit mehrzeiliger Widmung (datiert 1923), Vortitel und Frontispiz-Titel mit Längsknicken, teils fingerfleckig, vier Tafeln nicht in Reihenfolge gebunden, Textblätter teils gering gebräunt. Insgesamt schönes und vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Officia propria sanctorum ex speciali sanctissimi domini nostri Pii Papae quinti concessione a Canonicis Regularibus Lateranensibus recitanda. Nunc denuo ad Regulas Breviarii Romani ejusdem Pii Quinti, Clementis Octavi, & Urbani Octavi auctoritate recogniti, reformata. Quarta editio. Venedig, J. P. Brigonci 1672. 8°. 7 Bll., 189 S., mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette (Ansicht v. Venedig) u. 1 (blattgr.) Kupferporträt.- Angeb.: Supplementum Breviarii Romani, sive officia sanctorum omnia. quaedam de praecepto, quaedam ad libitum,. a summis pontificibus Urbano VIII. Innocentio X. . Innocentio XI. . ab anno 1640 usque 1686 concessa. Salzburg, J. B. Mayr 1686. 3 Bll., 334 S., 2 Bll.- Angeb.: Proprium Sanctorum Metropolitanae Ecclesiae, et Archidiocesis

      - I) Durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz.- II) Nicht im VD 17.- In Deutschland nur in der UB Eichstätt nachweisbar.- III) Nicht im VD 17 (vgl. VD17 12:120525U nur 1 Ausg. v. 1678 in der BSB).- Gebete und Formeln für die Feste im Salzburger Kirchenjahr herausgegeben vom Salzburger Erzbischof Maximilian Gandolf Graf von Kuenburg (* 30. Oktober 1622 in Graz; ? 3. Mai 1687 in Salzburg) mit dessen gestochenen Wappen am Titel verso.- Angeb. 2 Bll. mit hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis.- Leicht gebräunt, etw. finger- u. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Rückengelenk angebrochen

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         The True History of the Church of Scotland, From the beginning of the Reformation, unto the end of the Reigne of King James VI

      NP, Edinburgh 1678 - Folio. (8) 839pp. Original leather with raised bands, housed in an orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Red edges. Ruling border on title page. Historiated head and endpieces, and initials. Double-rule borders of block throughout. Printed shoulder notes.Summary of content as printed on title page: "Wherein, besides some touches of the Civil State and Alterations of Affaires, in their due order; there is not only a series of the Assemblies, and of the Principal of their Actings recorded; but also a full and plaine Relation of the Trials and Troubles, which the Church did meet with from Enemies to the purity of her Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government; of the several Alterations, caused or occasioned thereby; of the many sad and lamentable faintings and backslideings of Persons, sometimes eminent in the Church; of the faithful contendings of others for the Perogatives of Christ, as the alone Head of the Church, for the purity of His Institutions, and for the Liberty and Privileges of His Church and Kingdom, against of the enemies thereof; and particularly against Erastianisme and Prelacy, the two grand Enemies of the Discipline and Government of the Church of Christ, and of their sad sufferings upon the account thereof."After imprisonment, banishment and subsequent exile in Holland Calderwood returned to Scotland where he regained respect and leverage. "In 1648 the General Assembly voted him and annual pension of £800 Scots (£66 13s. 4d. sterling) to enable him to complete his great work, the history of the Kirk of Scotland. He died, however, leaving it still in manuscript, and in three forms; the first and longest is now partially preserved in the British Museum; the second, "a digest of the first," was published with a "Life" by Thomas Thomson by the Wodrow Society in eight volumes, Edinburgh, 1842-49; the third, another abridgment, was published in 1678 with the title "The True History of the Church of Scotland. These histories have slight literary merit, but are invaluable as sources, their material having been collected with diligence and fidelity." (Schaff-Herzog). Laid in a folded page with handwritten notes in pencil.Clamshell box with library barcode attached at upper left corner of front cover. Covers loose, held together by two 2 inch leather tapes at top and bottom. Binding darkened with wear along edges and two tears and chips on back cover. Title page and following six leaves loose but present. Pages 9 through 30 attached to binding only at top. Red edges faded. Bookplate of THEO'L SEMINARY glued to inside front cover. Brief inked and penciled notes on inside front cover. First signature including title page darkened along edges with some fingerprints at bottom. Some age toning of block. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in overall poor, interior in good- to good+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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         Felsina pittrice Vite dei pittori bolognesi

      Bologna, per lÕerede di Domenico Barbieri, 1678, due volumi in-4to (cm. 24,5 x 18) legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a cinque snodi, titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi (legatura un poÕ lisa, qualche lieve mancanza al dorso del primo volume), tagli spruzzati, pp.(16)-581 + (4)-606-(2) Con 43 ritratti xilografici in ovale, 18 vignette e 7 figure del celebre "funerale d'Agostin Carraccio" e l'albero genealogico dei Carracci con in basso la veduta di Bologna incisa dal Fontana e disegnata da Agostino Carracci. Prima edizione (col ÒBoccalone UrbinateÓ). Importante opera assai discussa ma considerata testo fondamentale per la storia dell'arte e ancor pi per i pittori bolognesi.

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         Nova Mexico

      1678 - Nuremberg, 1678 copper engraved map with old hand colouring; overall size 13,5 x 12 cm; image size 12,5 x 10 cm. fold as issued; indistinctive plate marks; slight discolouration in c’fold; some faint foxing; o/w vg cond. A charming and unusual miniature map, showing New Mexico and California as an island; from du Val’s pocket atlas ‘Geographiae universalis pars prior / pars posterior.’ (two 12mo volumes), translated into German by Johann C. Beer for the publisher Hoffmann. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson. Ref: 3205

      [Bookseller: Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd. - MapWoman]
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         FILLI DI SCIRO, Favola Pastorale [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA MINIATURA.]

      - DEL CONTE GUIDUBALDO De? Bonarelli. DETTO L?AGGIVNTO, Accademico Intrepido. Da essa Academioa dedicata Al Sereniss. Signor DON Francesco Maria Feltrio Dalla Rovere Duca VI, d?Urbino. In Amsterdam, nella Stamperia del S. D. Elsevier. Et in Parigi si vende. Appresso THOMASSO JOLLY, Nel Palazzo, M. DC. LXXVIII. [1678]. In 12º (de 9x6 cm) com 255 pags. Encadernação da época em marroquin vermelho com ferros a ouro na lombada; sobre as pastas (super-libris de Garnier); e nos filetes e conchas das pastas. Corte dourado por folhas. Ilustrado com frontispício. Exemplar com ex-libris de Mathias Lima e títulos de posse da época (de Caroli Francisci Garnier) sobre a página de rosto. Sobre o Abade Garnier, a quem pertenceu este exemplar, vide Daniel-Henry Pageaux, Imagens de Portugal na Cultura Francesa, Biblioteca Breve, Ministério da Educação, Lisboa, 1983: «O loreno Charles-François Garnier, geógrafo do rei da Polónia, Estalisnau, deixa Nancy em 1750 e torna-se, quinze anos depois, capelão [da Igreja da comunidade francesa em Lisboa] de Saint Louis des Français até morrer, em 1804. O embaixador de França [em Lisboa], em vésperas da Revolução [Francesa], Marquês de Bombelles, aprecia muito o seu saber e os seus conselhos. Antes disso o Abade Garnier fora durante algum tempo correspondente de várias gazetas parisienses, em especial do Journal Économique e o Journal Étranger. No primeiro periódico dá informações sobre as ciências e o comércio em Portugal, resume as teorias de Severim de Faria sobre as causas do despovoamento de Portugal e sobre a necessidade de desenvolver as ?artes mecânicas?, como se dizia no tempo da Encyclopedie». Miniature print. Binding: contemporary red morocco gilt at spine and at both folders (with frames and super-libris of Garnier). Paper cut gilt at edges. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece. Copy with ex-libris of Mathias Lima (a Portuguese bibliographer and bookbinding expert) and the ownership signature of (Caroli Franc. Garnier) on the title page. Location/localizacao: M-7-D-22

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         Renati Des-Cartes Opera philosophica.

      Daniel Elsevir, Amsterdam 1678 - Editio Ultima, Nunc demum hac Editione diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata. 5 Teile in 1 Band (komplett). 1 Teil: Principia Philosophiae. 2. Teil: Specimina Philosophiae: Seu Dissertatio de Methodo. Recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptice et Meteora. 3 Teil: Passiones Animae. (1677) 4. Teil: Meditationes de Prima Philosophia, In quibus Dei Exis-tentia, & Animae humanae a corpore Distinctio, demonstrantur. 5. Teil: Appendix/Epistola ad Voetium (1678) Amsterdam, Daniel Elsevir, 1677-1678. 8°. 20,0 cm 20 Blatt, 222 Seiten, 8 Blatt, 248 Seiten, 12 Blatt, 92 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 6 Blatt, 191, 164, 88 Seiten. Pergament der Zeit mit Papierschild. Mit einem ganzseitigen gestochenen Portrait Descartes und zahlreichen teils ganzseitigen Holzschnitten. Einband etw. fleckig, Eintragung von alter Hand auf Vorsatz und erstem Titelblatt, sehr selten Unterstreichungen, gelegentlich wasserfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar eines der grundlegenden Werke des frühneuzeitlichen Rationalismus.Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Moscovia.

      Nuremberg 1678 - Engraved map with fine original outline hand-colour, backed with early marbled paper to make a playing card. Dimensions: 125 × 65 mm. Hoffman published two sets of playing cards, one of the world, the other of Europe. That of the world survives in just two known examples. The present example is from the Europe pack which was entitled 'Europeisch-Geographisches Spiel-Charte'. It is extremely rare. The world map in the set bears the imprints of 'J.H. Seyfrid, delineavit' and 'Wilhelm Pfann. sculpsit', probably those responsible for all the cards. The date 1678 comes from the accompanying text volume which resides in the Willshire Collection at the British Museum. Hoffman was born in Frankenberg, Saxony, 17 March 1629. He was often in trouble with the authorities in Nuremberg for various illegal activities including plagiarism. He died 27 March 1698. Provenance: this example is ex Rimington-Wilson Collection sold at Christies November 1971 lot 295 to Sylvia Mann. References: S. Mann & D. Kingsley Map Collector Series no. 87 p. 22 no. 5; Catherine Perry Hargrave A History of Playing Cards p. 109; Geoffrey King Miniature Antique Maps (2003) pp. 146-7; Shirley Britain pp.67-8.

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         Antique Map-UTRECHT-NETHERLANDS-Visscher-de Hooghe-1678

      - Map: 'Ultaiectini Dominii Tabula -' (Map of the Province of Utrecht, the Netherlands.) The orientation of this map is S-W. This map shows the present day Province of Utrecht, Het Gooi and parts of Noord-Holland up to Amsterdam. Nice dark impresssion. Cartouches etched by the reknown Romeyn de Hooghe. Original copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This plan originates from: 'Germania Inferior, sive XVII Provinciarum Geographicae generales .', Amsterdam, published by Nic. Visscher, 1678. (Van der Krogt 1, 1:202)Artists and Engravers: The Visscher family were art and map dealers in Amsterdam during the 17th century. Funded by C. J. Visscher (1587-1652), the business was continued by his son and grandson both named Nicolas. Nicolas Visscher I was born 1618 in Wenns, Austria. He died 1679 in Linz. After the death of Nicolas II, his widow passed the business to Pieter Schenk. Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645, Amsterdam - 10 June 1708, Haarlem) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography. Condition: Excellent. Nice dark impression on full original Atlas size sheet. General age related toning. No rear text. Occasional tiny tears in paper edges. Middle fold as issued. Storage location: B24-19 The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 19.5 inch. The image size is ca. 22 x 18.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 60 x 49.5 cm. The image size is ca. 56 x 46 cm.

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         La Tromba della Fama risonante le Cose Divine et Humane

      Per Michele Monaco, NAPOLI 1678 - ITALIANO Tomo I, opera morale in latino della seconda metà del '600, coperta a tutta pergamena con titoli manoscritti in corsivo al dorso, legatura parzialmente sciolta, pagine ingiallite ed alcune particolarmente annerite, all'anteporta illustrazione a piena pagina con angelo in trionfo e titolo in festone, al frontespizio nota manoscritta, opera dedicata al Principe di Francavilla Andrea Imperiale come indicato al frontespizio, testo su colonna con note dattilografate a margine, volume in quarto a fascicoli segnati e con richiami in alfabeto

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         The True History of the Church of Scotland, From the beginning of the Reformation, unto the end of the Reigne of King James VI

      Edinburgh: NP, 1678. Hardcover. poor to good+. Folio. (8) 839pp. Original leather with raised bands, housed in an orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Red edges. Ruling border on title page. Historiated head and endpieces, and initials. Double-rule borders of block throughout. Printed shoulder notes. Summary of content as printed on title page: "Wherein, besides some touches of the Civil State and Alterations of Affaires, in their due order; there is not only a series of the Assemblies, and of the Principal of their Actings recorded; but also a full and plaine Relation of the Trials and Troubles, which the Church did meet with from Enemies to the purity of her Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government; of the several Alterations, caused or occasioned thereby; of the many sad and lamentable faintings and backslideings of Persons, sometimes eminent in the Church; of the faithful contendings of others for the Perogatives of Christ, as the alone Head of the Church, for the purity of His Institutions, and for the Liberty and Privileges of His Church and Kingdom, against of the enemies thereof; and particularly against Erastianisme and Prelacy, the two grand Enemies of the Discipline and Government of the Church of Christ, and of their sad sufferings upon the account thereof." After imprisonment, banishment and subsequent exile in Holland Calderwood returned to Scotland where he regained respect and leverage. "In 1648 the General Assembly voted him and annual pension of £800 Scots (£66 13s. 4d. sterling) to enable him to complete his great work, the history of the Kirk of Scotland. He died, however, leaving it still in manuscript, and in three forms; the first and longest is now partially preserved in the British Museum; the second, "a digest of the first," was published with a "Life" by Thomas Thomson by the Wodrow Society in eight volumes, Edinburgh, 1842-49; the third, another abridgment, was published in 1678 with the title "The True History of the Church of Scotland... These histories have slight literary merit, but are invaluable as sources, their material having been collected with diligence and fidelity." (Schaff-Herzog). Laid in a folded page with handwritten notes in pencil. Clamshell box with library barcode attached at upper left corner of front cover. Covers loose, held together by two 2 inch leather tapes at top and bottom. Binding darkened with wear along edges and two tears and chips on back cover. Title page and following six leaves loose but present. Pages 9 through 30 attached to binding only at top. Red edges faded. Bookplate of THEO'L SEMINARY glued to inside front cover. Brief inked and penciled notes on inside front cover. First signature including title page darkened along edges with some fingerprints at bottom. Some age toning of block. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in overall poor, interior in good- to good+ condition.

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         PARADISE LOST: A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS; PARADISE REGAIN'D: A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS; TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES

      S. Simmonsl John Starkey 1678, 1671, London - Octavo; vg+/none; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; --- Consignment. JG. Shelved in Case 4. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Architectura civil recta, y obliqua. Considerada y dibuxada en el Templo de Ierusalen. Erigido en el Monte Moria por el Rey Salomon. Destruido por Nabucodonosor Emperador de Babylonia. Reedificado por Zorobabel Nieto de los Reyes Iudos. Y restaurado despues por el Rey Herodes. Y ultimamente convertido en cenizas por los Soldados de Tito Hijo de Vespasiano Emperador. Promovida a suma perfeccion en el templo y palacio de S. Lorenço cerca del Escurial

      Vigevano (Italy), En la Emprenta Obispal por Camillo Corrado, 1678. First printing of the most ambitious Spanish architectural treatise to date, a provocative work in which the author argues the superiority of "oblique" architecture to "straight" (Vitruvian) architecture, and famously censures Bernini's designs for the colonnade around St. Peter's Square, staircase in the Vatican, and equestrian statue of the Emperor Constantine. The book is the earliest of eight publications issued under the imprint "En la Emprenta Obispal por Camillo Corrado" (Typis Episcopalibus apud Camillum Conradam) at the Italian town of Vigevano, where Caramuel was bishop from 1673 until the end of his life. It is notably difficult to obtain "complete" and in good condition, and its absence from collections of architectural books developed over many years, such as the RIBA/British Architectural Library, Fowler Collection of Early Architectural Books at Johns Hopkins University Library, and Canadian Centre for Architecture, is telling evidence of the difficulty of procuring a copy. Caramuel Lobkowitz, Juan Madrid 1606 - 1682 Vigevano Architectura civil recta, y obliqua. Conside­rada y dibuxada en el Templo de Ierusalen. Erigido en el Monte Moria por el Rey Salomon. Destruido por Nabucodonosor Emperador de Babylonia. Reedificado por Zorobabel Nieto de los Reyes Iudos. Y restaurado despues por el Rey Herodes. Y ultimamente convertido en cenizas por los Soldados de Tito Hijo de Vespasiano Emperador. Promovida a suma perfeccion en el templo y palacio de S. Lorenço cerca del Escurial. Vigevano [Italy], 'En la Emprenta Obispal por Camillo Corrado', 1678 Three parts bound in one volume, folio (365 × 220 mm): i: (146) ff. signed * 4 ** 4 A 4 (blank A4) A-C 4 A-G 4 H 2 (blank H2)A-I 4 a-d 4 e 6 A-H 4I 2 and paginated (24) 1-24, 1-58 (2), 1-71 (1), (44), 1-68. contents folio *1 recto title-page, verso engraved vignette (arms of dedicatee); *2 recto dedication to Don Juan José de Austria, verso 'Refierese en general lo que se contiene en este libro'; *3 recto -**4 verso 'Orden de los trata­dos, arti­culos y secciones en que estos dos tomos se dividen'; A1 recto -A3 verso 'Catalogo de los Libros que tiene impressos o esta actualmente imprimiendo el Ill. y Rev. S. don Iuan Caramuel [compiled by Domenico Piatti]'; A4 blank; A1 recto and verso 'Libros que ha de procurar tener en su Bibliotheca un Architecto'; A2 recto-C4 verso 'Discurso Mathematico de D. Ioseph Chafrion'; A1 recto-H3 verso 'Tratado proemial'; H4 blank; A1 recto-I4 recto 'Tratado i [-iii]'; a1 recto-e6 verso 'Tablas Mathematicas'; A1 recto-I2 verso 'Tratado iv'. Large woodcut ornaments, including a putto with a compass (title-page), a representation of the Virgin in Glory (folio A3 verso), and the author's armorial insignia (D2 recto, G3 recto repeated H2 verso); initials from several alphabets, including a large D featuring a portrait of the author ( 2 A1 recto). ii: (150) ff. signed π 2A-L 4 A-I 4 K 2 L 4 M 2 A-N 4 O 2 P 4 Q 2 (blank Q2) and paginated (4) 1-88, 1-77 (11), 1-109 (11). contents folio π1 recto title-page 'Tomo ii', verso blank; π2 recto and verso dedication to Don Juan José Austria; A1 recto-L3 verso 'Tratado v'; L4 recto 'Chilias Logarith­morum musicorum', verso 'Scala Musica'; A1 recto-E4 recto 'Tratado vi'; E4 verso-L1 recto 'Tratado vii'; L1 verso-M2 verso 'Indice General'; A1 recto-H3 recto 'Tratado viii'; H3 verso-P1 recto 'Tratado ix'; P1 verso-Q1 verso 'Tabula Segunda de las Cosas Notables'; Q2 blank. Large woodcut ornaments, including a putto with a plumb-line (title-page), and initials from several alphabets, one of which features the Virgin of Montserrat (folio π2 recto, 2 E4 verso, 3 A1 recto). iii: (4) ff. letterpress signed π 4 , not foliated or paginated; plus 161 engraved plates. contents (letterpress): folio π1 recto title-page 'Tomo iii ', verso blank; π2 recto and verso dedica­tion to Don Juan José de Austria; π3 recto-π4 verso 'Tabla general'. Contents (plates): engraved part-title 'Parte i. En que se ponen las Orthographias de los Edificios, Altares y Vasos del Templo de Ierusalem' and eight engraved plates designated 'Lamina A' [-H]; engraved part-title 'Parte ii. En que se contienen las Figuras que conciernen a la Calographia, Arithmetica, Geometria, &c' and forty-nine engraved plates designated 'Lamina i' [-ii, iii prior, iii posterior, iv-xlviii]; engraved part-title 'Parte iii. En que con sus verdaderas medidas, se dibujan y pintan, no solo los Ordenes Antiguos de Colunas, que en la Architectura Recta labraron los mejores Ingenieros de Grecia' and fifty-nine plates designated 'Lamina i' [ii/iii/iv, v/vi, vii/viii, ix, x/xi/xii, xiii-xxvii, xviii prior, xxviii posterior, xxix-lxiiii]; engraved part title 'Parte iv. En que con curio­sidad se describen y miden las Prostap­hereses y Parallaxes con que la Architectura Obliqua' and forty-one plates designated 'Lamina i' [-xli]. Woodcut ornament of a putto with a square and insignia of the dedi­catee (folio π2 verso). early issue, published before completion of an engraved title-page (lettered Templvm Salomonis rectam et obliqvam architectvram exhibens Inventore et Auctore D. Ioanne Caramuel An.m.dc.lxxviii ), and portrait plates of the author (lettered D. Ioannes Caramuel Episcopus Viglevanensis. Io Fran.cus Bugattus Mediolanens. sculp. anno 1679) and dedicatee, Don Juan José de Austria (lettered D. Ioannes Austriacvs Serenissimvs Princeps | Jo. Fran.cus Bugattus sculp). provenance Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, em­bossed stamp on first three leaves, exlibris on paste down South Library dated 1860 and inscribed with shelfmark 114 G 17 (ear­lier shelfmark iii2.3 inscribed in ink on pastedown) -- Sotheby's, 'The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten: Applied arts and science', London, 30 October 2007, lot 3396 Paper flaw in one leaf (part 2, folio 1 I4), without loss; light waterstaining in some lower mar­gins; otherwise a very well-preserved copy. Binding rubbed, lower joint cracking. bound in contemporary English calf, covered ruled in blind with ornaments in the angles; back divided by raised bands into six compartments and decorated in gilt; lettering-piece Caramueli | Architectura | Civil . [img-2586-left-large_default] Fig. 1: A Solomonic (Tyrian) column, one of Caramuel's additions to the classical column orders. Anonymous engraving (reduced from 285 × 150 mm, platemark) First printing of the most ambitious Spanish architectural treatise to date, a provocative work in which the author argues the superiority of 'oblique' archi­tecture to 'straight' (Vitruvian) architecture, and famously censures Bernini's designs for the colonnade around St. Peter's Square and staircase (Scala Regia) in the Vatican, and equestrian statue of the Emperor Constantine (the later spoilt, Caramuel argued, by the height at which it was placed). Caramuel's obsession with geometry and optical distortion was treated as madness by some contemporaries; others, such as the architect and theoretician Guarino Guarini, 'who carried on with Caramuel intensive discussions as he did with no other theorist', 1 took him very seriously. Intended for Spanish readers, the treatise had greatest impact in Catalonia and in the New World, where Caramuel's ideas were spread by theologians and mathematicians, and examples of 'architectura obliqua' are numerous. 2 [img-2587-left-large_default] Fig. 2: Anonymous engraving (reduced from 180 × 285 mm, platemark) [img-2589-left-large_default] Fig. 3: 'Oblique' designs of banisters and the sides of staircases. Anonymous engraving (reduced from 180 × 260 mm, platemark) [img-2588-left-large_default] Fig. 4: Explication of the laws of 'architectura obliqua'. Anonymous engraving (reduced from 150 × 200 mm, platemark) The astonishing range and sheer volume of Caramuel's writings (he is author of at least seventy published works) together with the fact that the only construc­tions he completed were the square and façade of the cathedral at Vigevano, have impeded recogni­tion of the originality of his theoretical contribution to architecture. 3 Accord­ing to the author's own account, he mastered architectural techniques with Cister­cian monks as a young novice at the Monasterio de la Santa Espina (Valladolid), began writing this treatise in 1624, and in 1635 commenced production of the 161 copper matrices eventually used for its illustration. 4 The book is the first of eight issued under the imprint 'En la Emprenta Obispal por Camillo Corrado' (or 'Typis Episcopalibus apud Camillum Conradam') at the Italian town of Vigevano, where Caramuel was bishop from 1673 until the end of his life. In his previous diocese (Campagna and Satriano), Caramuel had also instituted a private press, operated by Sebastiano Alecci under the imprint 'Ex typographia epis­copali Satrianensi' (or version thereof). Corrado and Alecci were in no sense dioce­san printers; both worked ex­clusively for Caramuel, and their publications are truly private-press books. Like many such books, they were not widely distributed, and today are of notable rarity. The long-gestated Architectura civil recta, y obliqua begins with a 'Tratado proe­mial' on the Temple of Jerusalem as an example of 'oblique' architecture. Else­where, Caramuel digresses into a history of world architecture encompassing the pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and indigenous architecture from the New World (including Hochelaga, an Iroquoian fortified village on the site of pre­ sent-day Montréal, Quebec), and concludes that the first architects ('Los primeros Maestros de obras') built oblique architecture exclusively. 5 He pronounces Juan de Herrera's Escorial the supreme mod­ern embodiment of oblique architecture, 6 the indis­put­able peak of architectural wisdom, and eighth 'wonder' of the modern world (in the 1681 Latin edi­tion, aimed at an international audience, this hispanophilism was toned down markedly). 7 The character of the architect and all the knowledge he must possess in order to design a building, particularly mathematics (including the application of logarithms in architecture, comparing Napier's, Brigg's, and the author's own systems), 8 is set forth in Books i-iv ; in Book v, 'architectura recta', or architecture built according to the authority of the learned, is introduced; and finally, in Book vi, commences the important part of the work, the discussion of 'architectura obliqua', or architecture according to what is dictated by (mathematical) reason, regardless of convention, in which Caramuel challenges the authority of the ancients and critiques modern architects. [img-2590-left-large_default] Fig. 5: Determining the optical distortions of sculptures using variable quadrants. Anonymous engraving (reduced from 275 × 185 mm, platemark) [img-2592-left-large_default] Fig. 6: Anonymous engraving (reduced from 270 × 185 mm, platemark) [img-2591-left-large_default] Fig. 7: Optical distortion resulting from Fernando de Valenzuela's placement of an equestrian statue of Felipe iv - originally planned for a garden - on top of the main façade of Madrid Alcazar. Engraving by Simone Durello (reduced from 283 × 175 mm, platemark) Book vii is devoted to painting, sculpture, physiognomy, perspective, fortification, and music (the last recommended to students of architecture, but not one of the sciences 'precisamente necessarias'); Book viii to 'architec­tura practica', with further discussion of buildings in Rome; and the concluding and hastily-redacted Book ix provides glosses and commentaries to the plates. The illustrations are grouped together and organised in four parts: eight plates show the Temple of Jerusalem (Villalpando's model is rejected in favour of the asymmetrical reconstruction of Jacob Juda León); forty-nine plates accompany the discussion of the sciences useful to architects; fifty-nine plates illustrate either 'architectura recta' or Caramuel's improvements (he presents eleven different orders of col­umns); 9 and forty-one plates explicate the laws of 'architectura obliqua', including a series showing how to determine the optical distortions of sculptures (a reclining figure and a sphinx) (see Fig. 5) and two plates censuring Fernando de Valenzuela's placement (1676-1677) of Philip iv's equestrian statue by Pietro Tacca - originally planned for a garden - on top of the main façade of Madrid Alcazar (see Figs. 6-7). The majority of the engravings are by anonymous printmakers: one print is signed by the Roman engraver Bernard Balliu (part 4, pl.6), five by the Milanese engraver Giovanni Francesco Bugatti (fl. 1670-1695), 10 seven by Cesare Laurentio (fl. 1657-1689), 11 and eleven by the Milanese printmaker Simone Durello (1641-1719). 12 With the exception of a few plates of architectural inscriptions, the forty-nine plates illustrating part 2 are re-struck from matrices used for Caramuel's Mathesis biceps, vetus, et nova, printed at Campagna 'in Officina Episcopali', in two volumes, 1667-1670; woodcut initials and ornaments made for that book are also reused. The four engraved part-titles organising the plates are struck from a single matrice, also used for the Mathesis nova, here adapted by deleting the original title, imprint and dedi­catee's insignia, and substituting Corradi's imprint, Caramuel's own heraldic insig­nia, adding the title (now by letterpress), and altering the date. Variations between copies signify different issues within the edition. An engraved vignette (platemark 132 × 184 mm) displaying the heraldic insignia of the dedicatee, the Spanish illegitimate prince Don Juan José de Austria, occurs on the verso of the title-page (part 1) in our copy (and also the British Library copy); in all other copies we have examined, the page is blank. It seems that only copies without the vignette contain a portrait of Caramuel by Bugatti, dated 1679, among the preliminaries of part 1; this portrait must have been a late addition, and the copies containing it there­fore represent a subsequent issue of the edition. 13 The date of first issue is uncertain: it could be 1678, which is the date printed on the title and sub-titles; or 1679; or even later, since a list of the author's 'Libros impressos' (printed among the prelimi­naries of part 1, folio A2 verso) includes two works published in the later year (nos.38/39 and 40/42, 'imprime este mismo año de 1679 en la Ciudad de Vegeven'). 14 Two other plates can occur among the preliminaries in part 1: an engraved frontis­piece, representing a simplified version of Bernini's 'Baldacchino' of St. Peter's in Rome, lettered Templvm Salomonis rectam et obliqvam architectvram exhibens Inventore et Auctore D. Ioanne Caramuel An.m.dc.lxxviii ; and a portrait of the dedicatee, Don Juan José de Austria (d. 17 September 1679). Neither plate was ever present in our copy, nor apparently in the British Library copy (rebound in recent years); however, until additional copies have been examined, it is impossible to say whether the absence of these two plates should be regarded as an imperfection or as an issue point. Although not truly rare - we locate twenty-four substantially complete copies worldwide, the majority held in libraries in Spain and Italy - this book is famously difficult to obtain 'complete' and in good condition, and its absence from collections of architectural books developed over many years, such as the riba /British Archi­tectural Library, Fowler Collection of Early Architectural Books at Johns Hopkins University Library, and Canadian Centre for Architecture, is telling evidence of the difficulty of procuring a copy. 15 To our knowledge, only one other copy has appeared in auction sale rooms in the last seventy years. 16 The copies known to the writer are these: presumed early issue (without frontispiece, with engraved vignette on verso of title-page, without portraits ● the copy here offered for sale ● London, British Library, 559 *f 9 presumed intermediate issue (with frontispiece, without vignette on verso of title, with portrait of Don Juan, without portrait of Caramuel) ● Cambridge, ma, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Typ 625.78.260 F ● Cambridge, ma, Harvard University, Houghton Library, FA 1545.215 F* ● London, National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 31 G. 1-3 ● Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, Muzio Collection, 93-B6775 ● Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Biblioteca, Mad. 252-254 17 ● New York, Columbia University, Avery Architectural Library, AA 2515 C17 presumed late issue (with frontispiece, without vignette on verso of title, with portrait of Don Juan and portrait of Caramuel) ● Sotheby's, 'Livres et manuscrits, incluant les archives K éditeur', Paris, 9 June 2004, lot 9 ● unspecified copy utilised for facsimile edition (Madrid: Ediciones Turner, [1984]) undetermined issue ● Albany, New York State Library, 720 fC259 ● Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2° Ny 4642 ● Castell de Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou (formerly) 18 ● Córdoba, Bibliotheca Diocesana Cordubensis, Est 305.092 ● Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Ant. Jud. 50 ● Einsiedeln, Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin 19 ● Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana, 5 ci 13 20 ● Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibliothek, F 1607-1/3 ● Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, R/24887 21 ● Madrid, Universidad Complutense, BH FIL 12566 22 ● Milan, Biblioteca Comunale, Palazzo Sormani, VET.X VET.95.2 ● Milan, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, VV XI 23 23 ● Milan, Biblioteca Trivulziana ● Novarra, Biblioteca comunale Carlo Negroni ● Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, V-2058 ● Pavia, Biblioteca Universitaria Alessandrina, 26 E 22 24 ● Rome, Bibliotheca Angelica, i.9.9-10 25 ● Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, M. IV. 1. 1-3 26 ● St. Bonaventure, ny, University Library, Franciscan Institute, F 10,185 ● San Francisco, California State Library, Sutro Library, f NA251.C37 ● Santiago de Compostela, Biblioteca Universitaria 27 ● Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Cicognara VII 463 28 ● Vigevano, Biblioteca del Seminario Vescovile 29 References Architectural theory: from the Renaissance to the present: 89 essays on 117 treatises with a preface by Bernd Evers and an introduction by Christof Thoenes; in cooperation with the Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Cologne & London 2003), pp.386-397 (eleven plates reproduced) bonet correa Antonio Bonet Correa, Bibliografía de arquitectura, ingeniería y urbanismo en España (1498-1880) (Madrid & Vaduz 1980), no. 317 El Libro de arte en España, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Hospital Real de Granada, xxiii Congreso Internacional de Historia del Art, 3-8 September 1973 ([Granada] [1975?]), pp.64-65 no. 94 (copy described in 'Biblioteca Nacional', appar­ently r/24887) lucas Florentino Zamora Lucas, Bibliografía española de arquitectura (1526-1850), Publicaciones de la Asociación de Libreros y Amigos del Libro, 3 (Madrid 1947), pp.78-79 no. 69 (copy described in 'Biblioteca Nacional', apparently r/24887) serrai Alfredo Serrai, Phoenix Europae. Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz in prospettiva bibliografica (Milan 2005), pp.266-268, no. 78 schmutz Jacob Schmutz, Bibliographia caramueliana: Inventaire général des oeuvres de Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1606-82) et bibliographie critique (2005), no. 50 (online resource: http://pagesperso-range.fr/caramuel/index.html) vagnetti Luigi Vagnetti, De naturali et artificiali perspectiva: bibliografia ragionata delle fonti teoriche e delle ricerche di storia della prospettiva (Florence 1979), p.415 no. EIII-B67 [img-2593-left-large_default] Fig. 8: Binding, 375 × 240 × 80 mm abbreviations below are expanded in references 1. Werner Oechslin, in Architectural theory and practice from Alberti to Ledoux, catalogue of an exhibition, edited by Dora Wiebenson ([Chicago] 1983), ii-7; Joan-Ramon Triadó, 'Perspectiva y escenografía barroca: Catalunya y Sicilia. Caramuel versus Guarino Guarini' in Sicilia barocca: maestri, officine, cantieri, edited by Ferdinando Maurici and Gianni Eugenio Viola (Rome 2005), pp.133-148. 2. David Manuel Vilaplana Zurita, 'Influencias del tratado de Caramuel en la arquitectura de la Colegiata de Xàtiva' in Archivo de arte valenciano 66 (1985), pp.61-63; Carlos Chafón Olmos, 'Los tratadistas Simón García y Juan Caramuel: su proyección en la arquitectura novohispana' in Mensaje de las imágenes, edited by J.A. Terán Bonilla (Mexico 1998), pp.33-54. The application of Caramuel's theories can be detected also in projects built in Italy, by Filippo Juvarra (staircase of Palazzo Madama in Turin) and Luigi Vanvitelli (planning of Palazzo Reale at Caserta; see The Dictionary of Art, 5, p.701). 3. The standard presentations of Caramuel as an architectural dilettante (espoused by Hanno-Walter Kruft and Werner Oechslin, especially), as seduced by fanciful optical distor­tions (Kruft and Oeschlin again), and as the antagonist of Bernini (Bruno Zevi), are revised in two recent publications by Jorge Fernández-Santos Ortiz-Iribas: 'The elusive role of perfection in architecture: Caramuel's Raptus Geometricus reconsidered' in Ad limina ii : incontro di studio tra i dottorandi e i giovani studiosi di Roma, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Villa Maraini, febbraio-aprile 2003, edited by Renate Burri (Alessandria 2004), pp.363-385; and 'Classicism Hispanico more: Juan De Caramuel's presence in Alexandrine Rome and its impact on his architectural theory' in Annali di architettura 17 (2005), pp.137-165. See also Filippo Camerota, 'Architecture as mathematical science: the case of "Architectura Obliqua"' in Prac­tice and science in early modern Italian building: towards an epistemic history of architecture, edited by Hermann Schlimme (Milan 2006), pp.51-60. 4. Part 2, 'Tratado vi', p.2. The treatise is first announced in the 'Omnium operum Caramuelis catalogus' in Caramuel's Theologia moralis fundamentalis (Frankfurt am Main 1652), p.5. 5. Joseph Rykwert, On Adam's house in paradise: the idea of the primitive hut in architectural history (Cambridge, m a 1981), pp.135-140; Alberto Pérez Gómez and Louise Pelletier, Archi­tectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge (Cambridge, ma 1997), pp.125-129, 145-158. 6. Carlo Peña Buján, '¿Diseñó Dios el Escorial?: Caramuel, el solomonismo y la octavia maravilla' in Studi Secenteschi 46 (2005), pp.259-280. 7. According to available descriptions, the Latin edition is a folio of 184 leaves, paginated [xx], 60, [44], 243 plus a por­trait of the author and 140 plates. In some copies, the engraved frontis­piece of the 1678 edition (lettered Templum Salomonis rectam et obliquam architecturam exhibens) serves as title-page; in others, the title 'Mathesis architec­tonica' is supplied. Two copies are described by Paolo Pissavino and Alessandra Bracci, 'L'occaso del sole e i suoi frutti: Il catalogo delle opere di Juan Caramuel conservate nella Biblioteca del Seminario vescovile di Vigevano' in Bollettino della Società Pavese di Storia Patria 34 (1982), p.125; another is located by the Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico (ccpb) in the Biblioteca Pública de León (Fondo Antiguo 5809; 'Falto de port.'); and schmutz, 'Elenchus Operum', no. 58, locates a fourth copy in 'Milano BSB' (presumably Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, but not in its opac). No other copies are known (serrai p.285: 'List c. Titoli delle edizioni delle opere di Caramuel da rintracciare. L'esistenza di alcune edizioni è soltanto ipotetica'). Differen­ces between the Spanish and Latin editions are cited by Jorge Fernández-Santos Ortiz-Iribas, 'Austriacus re rectus obliquâ: Juan Caramuel y su interpretación oblicua del Escorial' in El Monasterio del Escorial y la arquitectura: actas del simposium, edited by F. Javier Campos and Fernández de Sevilla (San Lorenzo del Escorial 2002), pp.393 (note 13), 402-403 (notes 53-55). 8. Juan Navarro-Loidi and José Llombart, 'The introduction of logarithms into Spain' in His­toria Mathematica 35 (2008), pp.83-101. 9. Carlos Pena Buján, 'Dórico, jónico, corintio y ocho órdenes más: la interpretación caramueliana de un sistema clásico' in Actas del xi Congreso Español de Estudios Clásicos, edited by Antonio Alvar Ezquerra (Santiago de Compostela 2005), iii, pp.531-538. 10. Part 3/i, plates F, G; part 2, plate 1; part 3, plate 24. Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: die bilden­den Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker, 15 (Munich & Leipzig 1997), pp.75-76. 11. Part 3 /i, plates A, B, C, E, H; part 3, plates 53, 58. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künst­ler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, edited by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker (Leipzig 1907-1950), xxii, p.453. 12. Part 3/i, plate D; part 3, plates 23, 38, 52, 57, 61, 62 ; part 4, plates 28, 34, 35, 36. Fabrizia Triaca-Fabrizi, 'Simone Durello, incisore lombardo (1641-1719)' in Rasse­gna di Studi e di Notizie [Castello Sforzesco, Comune di Milano] 13 (1986), pp.708, 729 (note 19), 732 (note 57) and fig. 14. An unsigned engraving (Part 3/iv, xxiv) is assigned to Durello on stylistic grounds and dated 1673-1678 by Fernández-Santos, op. cit., 2005, pp.146, 163 (note 140). 13. Cf. online resource of the 'Centro Virtual Cervantes. Fortuna de España. Ciencia', 'Descrip­ción catalográfica' (http://cvc.cervantes.es/obref/fortuna/expo/ciencia/obras.htm): 'En vuelto de portada escudo de don Juan de Austria... Salvá no hace mención del retrato del autor que incluyen otros ejemplares. Se trata no obstante de un grabado realizado por el graba­dor Franciscus Bugattus en 1679 y añadido con posterioridad'. 14. Another list of the author's publications, printed circa 1679, dates the first part 1678 and the other two 1679 ('Et excuduntur nunc Viglevani, in Episcopali Palatio, anno 1679'); see Opera omnia, quae prodierunt in lucem: interseruntur etiam libri aliqui, qui ultimam manum subierunt, & lucem opportunam exspectant (Biblioteca universitaria di Pavia, Miscellanea in-folio, Tomo xvi; reproduced in facsimile in La bancarella dell'enciclopedista Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, 1606-1682: mostra biblio­grafica, 4 dicembre 2006-27 gennaio 2007, edited by Paolo Pissavino (Como 2006), pp.[v-vi]). 15. No copy in the Library of the Hispanic Society of America, according to Clara L. Penney, Printed Books, 1468-1700 in The Hispanic Society of America (New York 1965). The two 'copies' reported at Yale University and University of California - Davis are in fact photocop­ies produced from microfilm. 16. Sotheby's, 'Livres et manuscrits, incluant les archives K éditeur', Paris, 9 June 2004, lot 9 (€28,800). Fragments were sold by Christie's, 'Important printed books and an illumi­nated manuscript' [Stirling-Maxwell library], London, 20 May 1958, lot 140 (part 3 only, sold £22 to Nico Israel); Sotheby's, 'Catalogue of printed books', London, 23 October 1979, lot 518 (part 3 only); Bloomsbury Auctions, 'Catalogue of printed books', London 20 July 2007, lot 497 (part 1 only, without portrait of Caramuel); Reiss & Sohn, 'Auktion 118: Wertvolle Bücher', Königstein im Taunus, 22 April 2008, lot 1804 (part 3 only). 17. Bibliotheca Artis. Tesoros de la Biblioteca del Museo del Prado, catalogue of an exhibition held at Museo del Prado, Madrid, 5 October 2010-30 January 2011, edited by Javier Docampo (Madrid 2010), p.73 no. 23. 18. Eduart Toda y Güell, Bibliografía Espanyola d'Italia dels origens de la imprempta fins a l'any 1900 (Castell 1927-1931), i, pp.323-325, no. 923: 'vers de la portada, escut reyal d'Espanya gravat en coure' and portrait of Don Juan José de Austria. 19. Located on opac of Eidgenössische Technische Hoch­schule Zürich (eth), Zürich. 20. Reproductions (figs. iii, I, D) in Triaca-Fabrizi, op. cit. 21. This is the Vincente Salvá -- Riccardo Heredia copy, in a modern binding of green cloth. It is probable that a portrait has been inserted from another copy; compare Pedro Salvá y Mallen, Catalogo de la biblioteca de Salvá (Valencia 1872), ii, 360-361 no. 2563; and Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia (Paris 1894), iv, p.117 no. 4815, and the library's cata­loguing: 'Falto de h. de grab. con retrato del autor' (online Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español); 'En vuelto de portada escudo de don Juan de Austria... Salvá no hace mención del retrato del autor que incluyen otros ejemplares. Se trata no obstante de un grabado realizado por el grabador Franciscus Bugattus en 1679 y añadido con posterioridad’ ('Descrip­ción cátalográfica', cf. 'Centro Virtual Cervantes' (ciencia/obras.htm). The copy is accessible in the Library's 'Biblioteca Digital: Libros antiguos hasta 1830' (http://www.bne.es/cgi-bin/wsirtex?FOR=WBNCONS4). Three incomplete copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de España are recorded by ccpb and also in the Catálogo colectivo del patrimonio bibliográfico español: sigloxvii (Madrid 1992), iii, p.20 no. 2494: 6-i/916 (part 2 only 'y está falto de las 10 últimas p.'), 8/19726 (part 1 only, 'No lleva grab. en el verso de port.'), er /4821-23 ('Falto de los tratados viii y ix del t. ii y de la h. de grab. retr. del autor. No lleva grab. en el verso de port.'). 22. Described by Félix Díaz Moreno, 'Tratados españoles de arquitectura en el fondo antiguo de la Universidad Complutense' in Anales de Historia del Arte 5 (1995), pp.197-198, 202 no. 10: 'Desgraciadamente está incompleto, faltando los tratados viii y ix y el volumen de láminas con el que cierra la edición'. 23. Copy cited by Pissavino and Bracci, op. cit., p.111. 24. Copy exhibited in La bancarella dell'enciclopedista, op. cit. 25. Copy located by serrai pp.266-268, no. 78. 26. Copy located by serrai pp.266-268, no. 78. 27. Catálogos: Impresos del siglo xvii, compiled by José María de Bustamante y Urrutia (Santiago 1952), ii, p.91 no. 3752. 28. Leopoldo Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara (Pisa 1821), no. 463. 29. Copy cited by Pissavino and Bracci, op. cit., pp.121-122.

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         Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs pensées du mesme autheur.

      Guillaume Desprez, Paris 1678 - Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs pensées du mesme autheur. Paris: Guillaume Desprez, 1678. [58], 357, [19] pp. [Bound with:] FILLEAU DE LA CHAISE. Discours sur les Pensées de M. Pascal, où l'on essaye de faire voir quel estoit son dessein. Avec un autre discours sur les preuves des Livres de Moïse. Paris: Desprez, 1672. [6], 214, [2] pp. [Bound with:] [PASCAL, Blaise]. Qu'il y a des démonstrations d'une autre espèce, et aussi certaines que celle de la géométrie [4], 12pp. 12mo (162 x 85 mm). Bound in fine contemporary red morocco by, or in style of, Augustin Du Seuil with boards, board edges and spine ruled and decorated in gilt, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in first compartent, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (little rubbing to extremities). Text ruled in red throughout, very minor occasional spotting, else generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Marcel de Merre (bookplate to first flyleaf). An outstanding, wide-margined and completely untouched copy. ---- EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SECOND EDITION OF PASCAL'S PENSÉES, IN PART ORIGINAL, AND PROBABLY THE FINEST COPY KNOWN, RULED IN RED AND IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING. In fact, this copy in terms of binding in the style of Augustin Du Seuil and red ruling throughout is very similar to the Garden Ltd. copy of the first edition sold at Sotheby's London in 2001 (GBP 135,250, lot 117). Wheras the first edition is rather common on the market, the second edition is quite rare with only three copies recorded at auction in the past 50 years, including our copy sold at Sotheby's Paris in 2007 for EUR 19,800. Pascal's Pensées, originally published posthumously in 1670, is the greatest work of one of the outstanding French thinkers of the seventeenth century. Despite being composed largely of notes and fragments jotted down 'a mesure qu'el les lui venoient dans l'esprit' in preparation for a treatise which he did not live to complete, it is a major exercise in Christian apologetics. "They are certainly not a mere defense of [Christian] orthodoxy, nor an appeal to faith from one whose scientific attainments had brought with them a fear of scepticism; even less are they concealed free-thinking . It is impossible to elevate the disconnected reflexions of the Pensées into a system, or a complete answer to other systems. The reader will find questions asked and unanswered which take him far beyond the age-old controversy between faith and religion, and an equally penetrating light cast on some relatively minor problem. Pascal's work has, in fact, the marks of genius, exploring and stating all that can be said on both sides of the question it investigates. Since these are notes, and unfinished, conclusions are not always reached. . It is, however, a book for which the enquiring mind has had solid reason to be grateful from its first imperfect publication to the present day" [PMM]. Maroquin rouge, décor à la Du Seuil, dos à nerfs orné aux petits fers, tranches dorées sur marbrure, plats encadrés de filets dorés et fleurons aux angles, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les chasses. Exemplaire réglé. Reliure de l'époque. Tres bel exemplaire. Edition en partie originale. Provient de la vente de la Librairie Marcel de Merre, Paris juin 2007 (lot no. 45). De nombreuses pensées paraissent dans cette édition pour la première fois, accompagnées du texte Qu¿il y a des démonstrations d¿une autre espèce, également en édition originale. Le Discours de Filleau de La Chaise Sur les pensées de M. Pascal Où l¿on essaye de faire voir quel estoit son dessein, est en deuxième édition. L'ensemble correspond à la description donnée par Tchemerzine, V, p.74. References: Tchemerzine V, p. 74.T; Maire, IV, Pascal Philosophe, No. 19, 20, 21; PMM 152 (1st ed); H.J. Martin (1987) 'Guillaume Desprez, libraire de Pascal et de Port-Royal', reprinted in his Le livre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Quilatador de oro, plata, y piedras. Compuesto por Iuan de Arphe y Villafañe, natural de Leon, Escultor de Oro, y Plata, en las Casas Reales de la Moneda de Segovia

      Madrid, Antonio Francisco de Zafra [at the expense of Doña Maria del Ribero], 1678. A collected edition of Juan de Arfe's highly influential writings on the assaying of metals, with woodcut illustrations of precision balances, smelting furnaces, and other laboratory apparatus, faceted gems, and a diameter gauge for pricing pearls, taken from the original blocks. The author writes of Peruvian and Brazilian emeralds, mentions amethysts imported from the West Indies, and the pearl-fisheries of Panama, Cuba, and Cabo de Vela. Arfe y Villafa ñ e, Juan de León 1535 - 1603 Madrid Quilatador de oro, plata, y piedras. Compuesto por Iuan de Arphe y Villafa ñ e, natural de Leon, Escultor de Oro, y Plata, en las Casas Reales de la Moneda de Segovia. Madrid, Antonio Francisco de Zafra (at the expense of Do ñ a Maria del Ribero), 1678 quarto (200 × 140 mm), (212) ff. signed §8 A-Z8 Aa-Bb8 Cc4 and paginated (16) 1-408. Oval woodcut portrait of the author on title-page, woodcut ornament incorporating his heraldic insignia and initials preceding books 2-8, woodcut illustrations in books 1-2, initials, and other woodcut ornament. provenance Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, embossed stamp on title-page and fol­lowing two leaves, exlibris South Library dated 1860 on paste-down -- Sotheby's, 'The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Two: Science A-C', London, 10 June 2004, lot 191. Lower outer corner of folio Aa4 torn away (loss of four letters on p.384), otherwise in fine state of preservation (other copies examined are printed on inferior paper now heavily browned). binding eighteenth-century English calf, gilt frame on covers, back decorated in gilt. A collected edition of Juan de Arfe's highly influential writings on the assaying of metals. The son and grandson of celebrated workers in precious metals, the author spent most of his early life in Valladolid, publishing there in 1572 for the use of artists engaged in similar work, his first book, the Quilatador, three chapters on methods of assaying, purifying, and alloying silver and gold; the correct use of the touchstone and alloy points, and the marks used to signify purity; and the weighing, sizing, and valuing of precious gems, including the 'square of the weight' rule for pricing diamonds. 1 He writes of Peruvian and Brazilian emeralds, mentions amethysts imported from the West Indies, and the pearl-fisheries of Panama, Cuba, and Cabo de Vela. 2 [img-2585-left-large_default] Precision balance for the weighing of precious metals and stones (page height 200 mm) At the time there were no standard methods of determining the presence of a metal in a mineral, or - of greater concern - the proportion of silver or gold in currency, and as a result fraud was rampant. Lawsuits pertaining to the fineness of practically all the coins struck at the Spanish mints were common. In a thoroughly revised edition of the Quilatador published at Madrid in 1598 (four chapters on problems of assaying, supplemented by a fifth on the valuation of precious stones), Juan de Arfe discusses certain of these lawsuits (1585-1586), which had resulted in a massive trial against the merchants and the assayers, and the subsequent passing in 1588 of new and definitive legislation. Excerpts from the new laws are printed, including one concerning fraudulent gems. 3 The present edition joins the three chapters of the Valladolid 1572 edition and five chapters of the Madrid 1598 edition, providing a complete anthology of Juan de Arfe's writings on assaying. Its first three chapters reprint the three chapters of the 1572 edition, with woodcut illustrations of precision balances, smelting furnaces, and other laboratory apparatus, faceted gems, and a diameter gauge for pricing pearls, all taken from the original blocks, except for those on four pages (pp.29-31, 36) which were recut. Then follow the five chapters of the 1598 edition, with the woodcut depicting Iuan de Arphe ae 50 taken from the original block. The new edi­tion is dedicated to Don Pedro de Pomar by its publisher, Doña Maria del Ribero, widow of Bernardo de Sierra, who in 1675 had reprinted Juan de Arfe's De vera conmensuraci ó n para la escultura, y arquitectura (first edition 1585-1587), an equally influential work, on the elements of geometry and the anatomical propor­tions needed by an artist. Like its predecessors, the 1678 edition is rare outside Spain, and is seldom found in good state of preservation. 4 Six copies are listed in the Spanish census of seventeenth-century books 5 and another eight are located by the online Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico (ccpb) and Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias Españolas (rebiun). 6 We trace two copies in France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Conservatoire national des arts et metiers, Paris), one in Germany (Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), three in the United Kingdom (British Library, Wellcome Medical Library, Imperial College), and four in North America (New York Public Library, Smithsonian Institution, Burndy Library in the Huntington Library, Washington State University). references Antonio Palau, Manual del librero hispano-americano (Barcelona 1948), no. 16054 bis; El Libro de arte en España, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Hospital Real de Granada, xxiii Congreso Internacional de Historia del Art, 3-8 September 1973 ([Granada] [1975?]), p.64 no. 93; Christian E. Dekesel, Bibliotheca nummaria, ii : Bibliography of 17th century numismatic books (London 2003), p.64 A-62 1. John Sinkankas, Gemology: an annotated bibliography (Metuchen, nj & London 1993), nos. 215-218. 2. See European Americana, Volume i : 1493-1600, edited by John Alden (New York 1980), pp.129, 239, for previous editions (1572, 1598); this 1678 edition overlooked in European Americana, Volume iv : 1676-1700, edited by Dennis C. Landis (New Canaan 1997). 3. Cristóbal Pérez Pastor, Bibliografía madrileña del Siglo xvi (Madrid 1891), no. 561. Iberian books: books published in Spanish or Portuguese or on the Iberian Peninsula before 1601, edited by Alexander S. Wilkinson (Leiden & Boston 2010), pp.41-42 nos. 1114, 1116. 4. Miguel Calvo Rebollar, Bibliografía fundamental de la antigua mineralogía y minería españolas (Madrid 1999), p.61: 'La primera y segunda ediciones son muy raras. La tercera es algo más frecuente, aunque generalmente los ejemplares están mal conservados, debido a mala calidad del papel'. 5. Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio bibliográfico Español, Siglo xvii : A (Madrid 1988), pp.216-217, no. 952. 6. Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico (link); Catálogo Colectivo de REBIUN (link).

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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

      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. Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, but a sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy. Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1678.

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         Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs pensées du mesme autheur.

      Paris: Guillaume Desprez, 1678. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs pensées du mesme autheur. Paris: Guillaume Desprez, 1678. [58], 357, [19] pp. [Bound with:] FILLEAU DE LA CHAISE. Discours sur les Pensées de M. Pascal, où l'on essaye de faire voir quel estoit son dessein. Avec un autre discours sur les preuves des Livres de Moïse. Paris: Desprez, 1672. [6], 214, [2] pp. [Bound with:] [PASCAL, Blaise]. Qu'il y a des démonstrations d'une autre espèce, et aussi certaines que celle de la géométrie [4], 12pp. 12mo (162 x 85 mm). Bound in fine contemporary red morocco by, or in style of, Augustin Du Seuil with boards, board edges and spine ruled and decorated in gilt, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in first compartent, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (little rubbing to extremities). Text ruled in red throughout, very minor occasional spotting, else generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Marcel de Merre (bookplate to first flyleaf). An outstanding, wide-margined and completely untouched copy. ----EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SECOND EDITION OF PASCAL'S PENSÉES, IN PART ORIGINAL, AND PROBABLY THE FINEST COPY KNOWN, RULED IN RED AND IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING. In fact, this copy in terms of binding in the style of Augustin Du Seuil and red ruling throughout is very similar to the Garden Ltd. copy of the first edition sold at Sotheby's London in 2001 (GBP 135,250, lot 117). Wheras the first edition is rather common on the market, the second edition is quite rare with only three copies recorded at auction in the past 50 years, including our copy sold at Sotheby's Paris in 2007 for EUR 19,800. Pascal's Pensées, originally published posthumously in 1670, is the greatest work of one of the outstanding French thinkers of the seventeenth century. Despite being composed largely of notes and fragments jotted down 'a mesure qu'el les lui venoient dans l'esprit' in preparation for a treatise which he did not live to complete, it is a major exercise in Christian apologetics. "They are certainly not a mere defense of [Christian] orthodoxy, nor an appeal to faith from one whose scientific attainments had brought with them a fear of scepticism; even less are they concealed free-thinking ... It is impossible to elevate the disconnected reflexions of the Pensées into a system, or a complete answer to other systems. The reader will find questions asked and unanswered which take him far beyond the age-old controversy between faith and religion, and an equally penetrating light cast on some relatively minor problem. Pascal's work has, in fact, the marks of genius, exploring and stating all that can be said on both sides of the question it investigates. Since these are notes, and unfinished, conclusions are not always reached. ... It is, however, a book for which the enquiring mind has had solid reason to be grateful from its first imperfect publication to the present day" [PMM]. Maroquin rouge, décor à la Du Seuil, dos à nerfs orné aux petits fers, tranches dorées sur marbrure, plats encadrés de filets dorés et fleurons aux angles, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les chasses. Exemplaire réglé. Reliure de l'époque. Tres bel exemplaire. Edition en partie originale. Provient de la vente de la Librairie Marcel de Merre, Paris juin 2007 (lot no. 45). De nombreuses pensées paraissent dans cette édition pour la première fois, accompagnées du texte Qu'il y a des démonstrations d'une autre espèce, également en édition originale. Le Discours de Filleau de La Chaise Sur les pensées de M. Pascal Où l'on essaye de faire voir quel estoit son dessein, est en deuxième édition. L'ensemble correspond à la description donnée par Tchemerzine, V, p.74. References: Tchemerzine V, p. 74.T; Maire, IV, Pascal Philosophe, No. 19, 20, 21; PMM 152 (1st ed); H.J. Martin (1987) 'Guillaume Desprez, libraire de Pascal et de Port-Royal', reprinted in his Le livre. Near Fine.

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         PARADISE LOST: A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS; PARADISE REGAIN'D: A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS; TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES

      London: S. Simmonsl John Starkey, 1678, 1671. Early and firsts. Octavo; vg+/none; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; --- Consignment. JG. Shelved in Case 4. Dupont.

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         Raccolta de gl'editti et altre provisioni dell'altezze reali delli serenissimi Duchi di Savoia, di tempo in tempo promulgate, sopra gl'occorrenti delle valli di Lucerna, Perosa, e S. Martino, Ttrre annesse di S. Bartolomeo, Prarustino, e Roccapiata, e dell'altre terre del Marchesato di Saluzzo, e del Piemonte.In Torino, per Gio. Sinibaldo stampatore di S.A.R., 1678.

      In Torino, per Gio. Sinibaldo stampatore di S.A.R. 1678 - Cm. 29,5, pp. (2) 154, (4). Affascinante legatura coeva in piena pergamena floscia. Macchietta circolare limitata alla seconda e terza carta, usuali fioriture dovute al tipo di carta, legatura un po" sporca in alcuni punti, piccoli e sporadici aloni marginali, peraltro esemplare genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale di questa raccolta di editti riguardanti le Valli Valdesi del Piemonte e la presenza di correnti eterodosse ed ereticali in tali territori. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, I,1, p. 502; Hugon e Gonnet, 3050. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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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        Geometris Cher Grundris der Des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nürnberg.

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ( - 1757) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1740 1678 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 52 x 58; - description: Decorative and detailed city plan of Nuremberg. With index description of all important buildings and streets ( so called: strangeness.) 3 hereldics, the great and small coat of arm of Nuremberg.; -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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