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        De sacrificiis libri duo; quorum altero explicantur omnia Judaeorum, nonnulla gentium profanarum sacrificia : altero sacrificium Christi, utroque ecclesiae catholicae his de rebus sententia contra Faustum Socinum, ejusque Sectatores defenditur.

      1678 - Autore Guilielmo Outramo [.]. Amstelodami 1678. Apud Joannem van Someren. 8 ÅŸ, [6] k., 344 s., [6] k. : inicj., winiety, marginalia. Opr. pperg. z epoki. Niewielkie zawilg. Owtram, William (1626-1679) - holenderski duchowny, teolog, kaznodzieja, prebendarz w Westminster. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV. breviter demonstrati operâ Is. Barrow

      Redmayne, 1678. Acceptable. 1678. 401 pages. Brown leather. Text in Latin. Hinge cracked yet binding remains firm with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Missing paste-downs with ink marking at front board. Further writing in ink at titles and at rear pages. Intermittent dog-eared corners with occasional chipping to page edges. Contains B&W diagrams. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, denting and wear along edges and over surfaces. Mild cracks in leather white speckles at front.

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        Belgradum sive Alba Graeca. / Belgrad od. Griechisch Weissenb.die Haupt Stadt der Provinz Servien.

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c 1730 1678 - Artist: Seutter, Matthias (1678- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c. 1730; - Condition: Very good; Map shows the city map and a total view of Belgrad

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        Felsina Pittrice Vite de' Pittori Bolognesi alla Maesta Christianissima di Luigi XIII

      2 vols., (XIV) 581, (II), 606 pp. text on the history of painting in northern Italy through the Baroque, index, numerous woodcut plates throughout showing portraits of artists, coats of arms, family trees, etc. Some very slight foxing, a few minor stains, and a few early notations in ink in margins. Large 8vo. Early vellum-backed boards, gilt details, very sl. rubbed at extremities. Bologna (Domenico Barbieri) 1678. Cicognara 23

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        Albertus Magnus: Von den Geheimnissen derer Weiber: Wie auch Von den Tugenden derer Kräuter / Steine und Thiere: Und den Wunderwercken der Welt. Samt Michael Scoti Büchlein von den Geheimnissen der Natur. Wie solche Anfangs zu Amsterdam in Latein heraus gegeben / anjetzto aber / von einem Liebhaber in die Hochteutsche Sprache übersetzet

      Nürnberg: In Verlegung Johann Hofmanns 1678 - PGMt. der Zeit, 550 Seiten, [12], 12°, mit handgeschriebenem Sachnameschildchen auf Rücken. Zahlreiche Textvignetten und Zierleisten. Peergament leicht abgegriffen. Einband ganz leicht gelockert, Seiten leicht altersgebräunt bzw. nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Selten. Book Language/s: de

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        Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c 1728 1678 - Artist: Seutter, Matthias (1678- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c. 1728; - Condition: Left margin perfectly replaced and partly right margin; Map depicts the Caspian sea with its surrounding countries, such as Atrachan, Kurkent, Maracanda, Kesker, Sagawat and Derbent.MatthŠus Seutter was born in 1685, 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. MatthŠus 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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        La Bilancia politica di tutte le opere... Parte prima, dove si tratta delle osservazioni politiche sopra i Sei Libri degli Annali di Cornelio Tacito... Parte seconda, nella quale si comprendono le Osservationi, et Considerationi politiche sopra il primo libro delle Storie di Cornelio Tacito & sopra la Vita di Giulio Agricola scritta dal medesimo Auttore... Parte terza, contenente alcune Lettere politiche et historiche del medesimo Auttore ricourate, ristabilite, e raccomodate dalla diligenza e cura di Gregorio Leti

      Per Giovanni Hermano Widerhold 1678 4to (cm. 24,2), 3 Voll., 9 cc.nn. compresa una carta bianca e la bella antiporta incisa su rame, 20 pp.nn. (Indice, qui legato all’inizio del Vol.), 508 pp.; 12 cc.nn., 472 (recte 272) pp., 48 pp.; 20 cc.nn., 319(1) pp. Legature coeve in piena pergamena non omogenee. Il primo vol. con nervi e titolo ms. al ds. (piccole mancanze ai margini dei piatti). Il secondo e terzo con titolo su tassello dipinto e ds. liscio. Edizione originale pubblicata postuma.

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        An apology for the True Christian Divinity, As the same is held forth, and preached by the People, Called, in Scorn, Quakers: Being a full Explanation and Vindication of their Principles and Doctrines...Written and Published in Latine, for the information of Strangers, by Robert Barclay. And now put into our own Language, for the benefit for his Country-men

      [London]: [s.n.]. Printed in the Year 1678 [22], 392pp, [22]. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with slight chipping to spine, short cracks to upper joints, bumping and tearing to corners. Some chipping/loss to endpapers. Elizabeth Bland's copy, with her name to lettering-piece; more lately in the Selbourne LIbrary, with small ink-stamp to verso of title. Early ink annotations (in two separate hands?) to the margins of seven leaves. Twentieth-century biographical notes on two Friends named Elizabeth Bland are loosely inserted. Robert Barclay (1643-1690), pioneering Scottish Quaker. Despite concluding his education at the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Scots College, Paris, then under the stewardship of his uncle (also Robert Barclay), Barclay instead followed his father's example and joined the Society of Friends in 1667. An ardent and outspoken theological scholar, Robert Barclay began defending his own faith in certain tracts during the early 1670s - including Truth cleared of Calumnies (1670), and a Catechism and Confession of Faith (1673). Composed and first printed in Latin (Amsterdam, 1676), An Apology provoked widespread theological debate and secured great popularity amongst Quakers; providing the most complete definition and defence of the Quaker movement - often described as the 'Quaker Bible' - and it is little wonder that a translation into English swiftly followed. Focusing particularly on the primary importance of 'The Inward Light of Christ' to Quaker faith, this English translation has has remained in print ever since. Although the work did not succeed in achieving Barclay's aim of ameliorating the persecution under which Quakers had suffered in Britain, his work did eventually secure the attention of King James II and his part ownership (with, amongst others, William Penn) of the emergent American colony of East Jersey. The overwhelming Quaker influence over the area eventually led to Barclay's election as governor, despite never having set foot in the Americas. One of three editions published in 1678, this edition of 398pp is considered the second English edition, and likely London printed. This copy bear's a lettering-piece of Elizabeth Bland; perhaps the Elizabeth Bland of Lancashire, one of the '7000 handmaids' who sent a petition to parliament regarding the inequity of tithe regulations for non-conformists in 1659? Wing B721.. Second English edition. Quarto.

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        Ceylon olim Taprobana .

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c 1728 1678 - Artist: Seutter, Matthias (1678- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c. 1728; - Condition: ; Map of Ceylon with beautiful cartouche

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        A chart of the coast of Brazil and Guiana in America with part of the Caribbe Islands

      Artist: Senex John ( - 1740) London; Issued in: London; date: c 1728 1678 - Artist: Senex, John ( 1678- 1740) London; Issued in: London; date: c. 1728; - Condition: Lower margin perfectly restored; Map shows the northern part of Brasil

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        Responde Don Andres Davila Heredia, Señor de la Garena, Capitan de Cavallos, Ingeniero militar, Professor de las Mathematicas. Al Libro del Ente dilvcidado, Discurso vnico novissimo, que muestra que ay en naturaleza animales y irracionales invisibles, quales sean, del Rmo. P. Fr. Antonio de Fuentelapeña, Exprovincial de Castilla, Impresso en Madrid en la Imprenta Real, Año de 1677. Dedicado al serenissimo señor d. Ivan de Austria.

      Impresso, en Valencia, en la Oficina de Villagrassa 1678 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B].- // 4º, (202x143mm.); 4, [8], 5-154, [4] p; sign.: A-V4 [entre A2 y A3 aparece un prólogo, signaturizado A3-A6; V4, blanca]; viñeta xilográfica en portada, adornos tipográficos.- // Encuadernación moderna en pergamino, tejuelo rotulado en el lomo. La muy mala calidad del papel empleado en esta obra favorece tanto que los cuadernos, especialmente el B y el G, presenten diferentes grados de acidificación, como que, al combinarse en este ejemplar con unos márgenes muy buenos, haya hojas en las que el papel no llegue a los cortes laterales; hoja de guarda delantera rasgada; margen lateral de p. 55, rasgado; págs. 59, 87, 91, 95, 141 y 143 carecen de punta inferior desde origen (esquinas de pliegos mal acabadas en fábrica).- // Encuadernación moderna en pergamino, tejuelo rotulado en el lomo. La muy mala calidad del papel empleado en esta obra favorece tanto que los cuadernos, especialmente el B y el G, presenten diferentes grados de acidificación, como que, al combinarse en este ejemplar con unos márgenes muy buenos, haya hojas en las que el papel no llegue a los cortes laterales; hoja de guarda delantera rasgada; margen lateral de p. 55, rasgado; págs. 59, 87, 91, 95, 141 y 143 carecen de punta inferior desde origen (esquinas de pliegos mal acabadas en fábrica).- // Proc.: Ex-libris manuscrito en portada "Es del Convento de Capuchinos de Mallorca".- // Dijo Salvá: "La obra del 'Ente dilucidado' no es fácil de encontrar; pero la impugnación de Dávila Heredia cuesta aún más de adquirir". Matemático formado en Lovaina, militar, ingeniero de fortificaciones, domador de caballos y autor drámatico, Antonio Dávila era titular del alcalaíno señorío de la Garena por una de las abundantes transmisiones entre parientes más o menos lejanos que se dieron entre los poco prolíficos descendientes de los fundadores del señorío, a principios del siglo XVI, Carlos de Lucena y María del Castillo. Ardoroso polemista, Andrés Dávila y Heredia, que gustaba de presentarse fundamentalmente como matemático -en esta obra se lamenta de que se hubiesen cerrado las cátedras de matemáticas que había abierto Juan de Herrera, véase nuestra ref. C-0577-, no pudo evitar 'rebotarse' contra 'El ente dilucidado' dado a luz por el capuchino Fuentelapeña. Ciertamente le sublevó, pero no está claro qué era lo que más le exaltó: si el contenido de las proposiciones examinadas por Fuentelapeña (si existen los duendes, si un hombre puede engendrar duendes en su cuerpo, si la mujer puede convertirse en hombre y el hombre en mujer, si la música puede hacer que el agua baile.), cómo manejaba los argumentos científicos o cuál era el modelo de racionalidad científica que practicaba. Con su impugnación, Dávila, que nos parece imbuído de la tradición luliana en su manera de reivindicar la mútua correspondencia entre ciencia y religión, reclamó a Fuentelapeña que no se alejase de ninguna de ellas, que dejase de dar pie a fabulaciones y que no intentase retorcer las certezas sobre el mundo facilitadas por la ciencia (aunque, ay, en algunas de sus elucubraciones Fuentelapeña imaginó posibilidades que la ciencia incorporó mucho más tarde).- // Refs.: CCPB, 000033601-7; Palau, 68970; Salvá, II, 4046. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mappe- Monde ou Carte generale du Globe Terrestre.

      Artist: Mariette P; Issued in: Paris; date: 1678 - Artist: Mariette P.; Issued in: Paris; date: 1678; - Condition: Some restoration at centerfold; Map shows the world in two Heispheres, California as an island

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        Cento Avvenimenti Ridicolosi: da quali, oltre il faceto, si imparano molte moralita (in italienischer Sprache)

      Recaldini,, Modona 1678 - Mit Titelvignette in Kupfer. Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit schwarz-rotem Rückenschild u. marmor. Vor- und Nachsatzpapier. 323, 11 S. Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

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        CARMINUM LIBRI TRES : AD CELSISSIMUM PRINCIPEM FEDINANDUM EPISCOPUM PADERBORNENSEM, &c. EDELINCK

      Simonem BENARD 1678 - EDITION ORIGINALE (réédité en in-12 en 1681). 1678, LUTETIAE PARISIORUM Apud Simonem BENARD. - In-quarto plein veau avec restaurations, dos à cinq nerfs, reliure d'époque, 1 f. au dos du premier plat, EX-LIBRIS de THOMAS DE BASINCOURT manuscrit. Gravure frontispice d'Edelinck et Watelet, p. de titre, gravure portrait aux armes de Michelin et Edelinck, 236 pages avec bandeaux et vignettes, 1 f. Taches humides. - COMMIRE Jean, né à Amboise en 1625 et mort à Paris en 1702, moderne qui cultiva la poésie Latine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Accurata Designatio Celebris freti prope Andalusiae Castellum Gibraltar, inter in Europam et Africam.

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c 1730 1678 - Artist: Seutter, Matthias (1678- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c. 1730; - Condition: Very good; Map shows Andalusia with Gibraltar and Views of the cities of Cadix, Castelli di Gibraltar and Malaga, seperate maps of Minorca and the spanish Ceuta in Marokko

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        The Holy Bible

      Bill barker newcomb 1678 - 1678. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Brown leather. Severely hinge cracked with missing front board, although leather covering remains intact. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with loose pages. Intermittent dog-eared corners with chipping and loss along page edges. Occasional annotations with water marking at rear. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with erosion to leather. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, marking and wear along edges and over surfaces. White mark and speckles at front with ring marking at rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la recherche de la Vérité. Où l’on traite de la nature de l’Esprit de l’homme, & de l’usage qu’il en doit faire pour éviter l’erreur dans les Sciences.

      - Paris, Suivant la copie Imprimée à Paris, chez André Pralard, 1678-1679. 3 tomes in-12 reliés en deux volumes, plein vélin ivoire à petits rabats de l'époque; tome I: (28), 416, (10) p. Tome II: 497, (5) p., (1) f. blanc. Tome III: (16), 238 pp., (5) p., (2) f. blancs, figures géométriques hors texte gravées sur cuivre. Quatrième édition, revue et corrigée pour les deux premiers tomes. Le troisième, à la date de 1679, année de l'originale, a pour sous-titre: "Contenant plusieurs Eclaircissemens sur les principales difficultez des précédens Volumes". Edition hollandaise imprimée par H. Wetstein, à Amsterdam, d'après l'édition de G. Rodis-Lewis (Paris, 1962) ou par E.H. Fricx, selon Rahir, d'après le matériel typographique. "Malebranche tente de mettre en accord le dogme catholique et une philosophie inspirée de Descartes pour les unir dans la ‘recherche de la vérité’ ( ). Cette somme fut mise à l'Index dès 1709 et servit au XVIIIe siècle aux déistes. En favorisant la recherche de vérités purement humaines, en identifiant ‘Raison’ et ‘Verbe divin’, entendement divin et principe général de toutes choses, création divine et lois physiques mécanistes, Malebranche facilitait la naissance du ‘Grand Horloger’ " (En Français dans le texte, n°111). (Brunet, III,1335. Rahir, 3290). Quelques auréoles claires éparses. Très bon exemplaire, dans sa première reliure de vélin ivoire rigide.

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        Abriss der WeltberŸhmten Statt Jerusalem samt ihren Vor StŠtten wie sie zur Zeit Christi im Flor gestanden, .

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c 1730 1678 - Artist: Seutter, Matthias (1678- 1757) Augsburg; Issued in: Augsburg; date: c. 1730; - Condition: ; Map shows the city map of Jerusalem with description of the buildings. MatthŠus Seutter was born in 1685, 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. MatthŠus 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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        Denmark Corrected From the newest Observations of the Royal Societies at london and Paris

      Artist: Senex John ( - 1740) London; Issued in: London; date: c 1730 1678 - Artist: Senex, John ( 1678- 1740) London; Issued in: London; date: c. 1730; - Condition: Marins replaced, missing parts in folding area on lower right and upper left side replaced; Map shows total Denmark

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        Pleas of the Crown, Or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal.

      1678 - First Edition of the First Analytical Study of English Criminal Law [Hale, Sir Matthew (1609-1676)]. Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, But Full Account of Whatsoever can be Found Relating to that Subject. London: Printed for Richard Tonson Under Grays-Inn Gate Next Grays-Inn Lane; And Jacob Tonson, At the Judge's Head in Chancery Lane near Fleetstreet, 1678. [xv], 238, [2] pp. Includes 2 pp. publisher catalogue. Lacking imprimatur leaf. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Later three-quarter calf, lettering piece and blind rules to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Title printed within ruled borders. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting to margins. Early bookseller description and owner signature to front pastedown, "by Sir Matthew Hale" in fine hand near foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This landmark study went through seven editions. "Hale was essentially a scientific lawyer. He could view English law as a whole and appreciate the relationship of its various parts. (.) Hale was able to suggest a methodical arrangement of English law, which was at once scientific and practical. (.) Historically [Pleas of the Crown] is interesting as the first attempt to introduce some order into this branch of the law.": Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:590-91. English Short-Title Catalogue R30719. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traitte des ceremonies Superstitieuses des Juifs tant Anciens que Modernes (Treatise on the Superstitious Ceremonies of the Jews both Ancient and Modern).

      Jacob Smith, Amsterdam 1678 - TP + [1]-[24] = Preface + [25]-[28] = Table des Chapitres + 1-531+ [532]-[560] = Table des Materieres principales + [561] = Fautes + 1-30 = Remarques Curieuses, 12mo, First Edition, First Issue (Van der Linde 12; noting Wolf coll. 372,). The first issue of this work with "Preface" spelled correctly on page [16] and with the page listing "Fautes" included following the Table des Materieres principales.There was a huge scandal when Spinoza first published his Tractatus Theologico-Politicus in 1670 and the book was banned by the state four years later in July of 1674. That book had been printed and published in Amsterdam by Jan Reiuwertsz but with a title page falsely claiming that it had been printed by Henricum Künraht [sic] of Hamburg. When Gabriel de Saint-Glen - a French Calvinist who had fled to Holland - translated the work into French, Reiuwertsz became even more surreptitious and published it using three different title pages to deflect any attention from his own shop in Amsterdam. Rather than the quarto format of the original Latin edition, this book was published in 12mo - making it easily concealable and more portable. Although copies appear on the market with more than one of these title pages, this copy has just one - the "Traitte" false title pages listed as #12 in Van der Linde's bibliography.Most important from a scholarly point of view, the book contained a separate 30-page section at the end Remarques Curieuses, et necessaires pour l'intelligence des ce Livre (Curious and Necessary Notes for the Understanding of this Book) which present - for the first time - a transcription of Spinoza's own notes for corrections and clarifications to the original text. These notes were taken from his autograph annotations that he made in the margins of his personal copy of the book in the weeks just before he died. This French presentation was not supplemented with a copy of the Latin original text until 1802. Contemporary full-leather boards rebacked with the remains of the original spine - four raised bands and broken gilt decorations each compartment. With 9 line of contemporary notes to the inside front cover, 13 lines of notes to the recto of the front fly leaf and another 5 lines to the verso. Overall, a nice copy of this important Spinoza publication. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ...IAMBLICHI CHALCIDENSIS EX COELE-SYRIA, DE MYSTERII LIBER. Praemittitur Epistola Porphyrii ad Anebonem Aegyptium, Eodem Argumento. Thomas Gale Anglus Graece Nunc Primum Edidit, Latine Vertit, & Notas Ajecit.

      Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1678. n. Very Good. Folio. (40),316,(8)pp. Index. Title and double column text in Greek & Latin. Title page with a large copper engraved publisher's vignette. Orig. vellum, hand lettered spine, somewhat soiled. Small Cyrillic rubber stamp on final leaf of index. First text leaf torn at bottom fore-corner (no loss of text).

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        Historia animalium Angliae tres tractatus unus de Araneis, alter de Conchleis tum Terrestribus tum Fluviatilibus, tertius de Conchleis Marinis. Quibus adjectus est Quartus de Lapidibus ejusdem ...

      Londini, Joh. Martyn, 1678. 4to (200 x 165mm). pp. (8), 250, (2), with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label in 6 compartments (frontcover hinge splitting but firm). First edition. The work has 4 sections, covering spiders, land snails, freshwater and saltwater mollusks and fossil shells. Martin Lister (1639-1712) was physician to Queen Anne. "It is in the publications of the Englishman Martin Lister that we first observe a sustained scientific approach to the study of molluscs... and this unpretentious beginning was followed in 1678, by a more ambitious work on spiders and molluscs of the British Isles" (Dance p. 23). Some minor worming at the inner margin not affecting text or illustration.//Nissen ZBI, 2527.

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        Des Tirolischen Adlers Immergrünendes Ehren-Kräntzel - Chronik Tirol - Oder Zusammen gezogene Erzehlung jeniger Schrifft-würdigsten Geschichten / So Sich in den Zehen nacheinander gefolgten Herrschungen der Fürstlichen Graffschaft Tirol von Noe an / bis auff jetzige Zeit zugetragen.Beschriben durch Frantz Adam / Graffen von Bandis / wohl-bemelter Fürstlichen Graffschafft Tirol

      Bozen bey Nicolaus Führer, 1678 - 4 Bll., 234 S.; 1 Bl., 224 S., 2 Bll., mit einem gefalt. Frontispiz, einer gefalt. Kupferstich-Landkarte ( 26 x 20 cm Die Firstlich Graffschaft Tyrol ) u. 11 Wappentafeln, 2 Teile in 1 Band., mit ExLibris, 3-seitiger verblasster Rotschnitt, Einband altersbed. berieben, Seiten u. Tafeln durchgehend sauber und wohlerhalten. Im Anhang ca. 50 Leerseiten beigebunden, davon 4 handschriftlich beschrieben, chronologisch mit Namen aller Fürsten, Grafen, Rittern u. Edelleuten welche seit der Regierung der hochwohlgeborenen Frau Margaretha Herzogin zu Kärnten, Gräfin zu Tirol, von dero diese fürstliche Grafschaft an das Erzhaus Österreich übergabsweiss gekommen. Gutes Exemplar ! Weitere Bilder gerne auf Anfrage Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 8°, Ganzledereinband, mit 2 geprägten Rückenschildchen,

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        The Laws and Customes of Scotland, in Matters Criminal. Wherein is to be seen how the civil law, and the laws and customs of other nations do agree with, and supply ours.

      Printed by Thomas Brown, Edinburgh 1678 - FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. [xvi], 272, 271-518, [1]. Title-page printed in red and black. Somewhat later panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. Rather browned and soiled, first few leaves with some damage to blank areas (touching a letter in imprint on title-page), woodcut initial on first page of dedication crudely coloured in with ink and this offset onto nearby pages, cut close by the binder (headline or signature occasionally just shaved). Binding a bit marked, joints cracked but sound, head of spine worn. Ownership inscriptions to title-page of William Alexander (1840); to verso of title-page of William Duncan, Writer (14 Feb 1732, repeated on rear flyleaf); to p. 226 of Edmond Hone, Witness (1711); and on p. 455 'For Mungo Hales' in an 18th-century hand. Mackenzie's work 'provided the first systematic and detailed exposition of Scots criminal law' (ODNB). The right to print it was restricted by order of the Privy Council to three Edinburgh printers - Thomas Brown, George Swintoun, and James Glen - and issues exist with each of their imprints. This one, bearing Brown's name, is the scarcest in ESTC (16 copies). ESTC R217758. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wolherfahrner Ross-Arzt. Hippiater Expertus, seu Medicina Equorum Absolutissima, Tribus Libris Comprehensa . . . [bound with] Adlers Flügel Stüteren das ist Neue Wohlgestelte Fohlen-Zucht, or Adhersflügel Tractatio Nova et Auctior de Re Equaria, Complectens partes tres. (Two volumes bound as one)

      Wolfgang Moritz Endter 1678 and 1687, Nürnberg - Equine porn from Baroque Germany? Also the ultimate in equine coifs from that time. 34 by 21 cm. The first volume has 46 engraved illustrations, one being the half-title plate, the others, about a third of a page each. The second work comes with 43 plates, including title (or half-title), five folding plates, five two-paged plates and three plates of which have two illustrations each and are counted as two in the book's own numbering system (but not by us). Other copies located on OCLC First Search have the same or lower plate count, with a single copy, that owned by the Huntington Library, supposedly containing 48 leaves of plates. We believe this counts the double paged plates as two each, and thus our copy is complete. The first work is in Latin and German, the second work also includes French and Italian. The first work is an important work in the veterinary literature, while the second, concerned primarily with the breeding of horses, has the far wider appeal to today's audience for equine literature because of the graphic and sometimes very strange plates. The vellum is heavily soiled and wizened, with repaired tears along joints, and large cup stain on front, etc. Spine tip repaired. Missing flap to plate 10 of the second volume.

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        Curiosorum, nec non politicorum vagabundi per Europam, vulgo sic dicti, rationis-status, de praesentitempore nugae-somniorum . Das ist: Des in der Europäischen Welt überall zu Hause sich einfindenden, sogenannten Ratio-Status, Wegen jetziger Zeit Läufften nachdencklicher, und Politisch-träumender Schwätz-Gesichter. Ittzo von neuem wohl übersehen, und nicht allein wegen der Materie, als auch mit schönen Kupffern herrlich vermehret und erweitert. ).

      L. Loschge, Nürnberg, 1678 - Ganz Pergament der Zeit in gutem Zustand, fest, Rücken mit handschriftlichem Titel leicht gebräunt, Prägung auf Deckel, ohne Schliessen, roter Schnitt; auf Vorsatz grosser gestochener ex libris des Grafen Christoph, Wendel von Notsitz; zwei Zeilen von alter Hand unten an Titelseite; Innen sehr schöner und frischer Zustand; 7 Teile mit 22 gestochene Tafel; erster Teil Verlag Loschge in Nürnberg 1678 (Teil 1), die übrigen: Falso-Veronae (= Nürnberg, (1678) und 1679 für den siebten Teil; ungefähr 700 Seiten, jeder Teil einzeln nummeriert; schönes und frisches Ex; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Christliche Ulysses, Oder Weit versuchte Cavallier, fürgestellt In der Denckwürdigen Bereisung So wol deß Heiligen Landes, Als vieler andrer morgenländischer Provintzen, Landschafften, und berühmter Städte ... Nürnberg, Endter, 1678. 19 Bll., 2 zusätzlich eingebundene, handschriftliche Bll., 881 S., 18 Bll. Mit gestoch. Frontisp., 1 gestoch. Faltkarte, 3 gestoch. Porträts, 6 (5 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 45 (st. 46) Textkupfern u. 6 Notenseiten. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. m. RSch. (bestoßen).

       1678 Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 286 f.; Tobler 88.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe (erschien zunächst 1608 in tschechischer Sprache).- Seltener Bericht über eine Kavaliersreise ins Heilige Land, nach Zypern, Ägypten, Syrien etc. im Jahr 1598.- Mit 2 zusätzlich eingebunden weißen Blätter nach Vorrede etc., diese eng von alter Hand beschrieben, die Porträts verso von alter Hand näher bezeichnet.- Einige restaurierte Randeinrisse, vereinzelt mit restaurierten Fehlstellen oder etwas Wurmfraß (geringer Buchstabenverlust), 4 Kupfertafeln mit teils größeren Fehlstellen und auf Faksimile montiert (Darstellung so ergänzt), 1 Textkupfer mit Faksimile überklebt.- Durchgehend unterschiedlich fingerfleckig.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        An ESSAY, Upon the Inscription of MacDuff's Crosse in FYFE. 1678

      Edinburgh: Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1678. 1st edition (Wing C-7593). Bound in later stiff grey card stock paper covers, with title hand-inked to front cover. Bookplate [Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave, signed in the plate, "A. S. Leslie, 1898"]. Paper a bit grubby from use, with leaves trimmed a bit lean. Old repair to title leaf. A VG copy.. 20 pp. 4to: A - B^4 C^2. 7-5/8" x 5-3/4" This is a very rare essay about the inscription on MacDuff's Cross in Fife, Scotland. "According to tradition it marks the spot where the Thane of Fife passed on his way to Auchtermuchty while fleeing from Macbeth. It was erected by Malcolm III to commemorate the death of Macbeth. The inscription along with the shaft were destroyed at the Reformation and only the base remains... Although badly damaged in 1559 by the Reformers, the cross is still very much a legendary place of sanctuary for all those of the MacDuff clan who had been involved in murder. Such MacDuff clan members could achieve atonement by performing a series of rituals. Having touched the MacDuff stone, they would then wash themselves nine times at nearby Ninewells. They would also have to pay a forfeit of nine cows.".

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        Vervolg der leerzaame zinnebeelden, spiegel der boetvaardigheid en genade en eenige stichtelyke gezangen.Haarlem, Jan Bosch, 1758. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraving on title-page, 30 engraved emblems in text (ca. 10 x 12.5 cm) by Vincent vander Vinne in the first part, and 4 engraved emblems in text (10 x 12.5 cm) by Jan Caspar Philips in the second part. Contemporary marbled wrappers.

      Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 760; NNBW IV, cols. 1260-1262; Praz, p. 502. First and only edition of an emblem book by Adriaan Spinniker (1678-1745). It is an independent continuation of Spinniker's Leerzaame Zinnebeelden (Haarlem, 1714) which contained 50 emblems by Vincent van de Vinne (1686-1742), the grandson of the famous painter Vincent vander Vinne (1629-1702) who was a pupil of Frans Hals in Haarlem. The 30 emblems in the present work are by the same artist, and represent scenes from daily life, scenes in the country, in shops, households, etc. and are accompanied by Bible verses underneath. An explanation of each emblem is given on the following pages in the form of a poem. The second part has an individual title-page, Spiegel der boetvaardigheid en genade, and contains 4 engravings by Jan Caspar Philips (1690-1775). It deals with the concepts of repentance and mercy with reference to Bible passages, and ends with the Stichtelyke gezangen: devout songs.Wrappers damaged, spine has disappeared and bookblock is split. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed, slightly browned with a few occasional small spots.

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        Historia animalium Angliae tres tractatus unus de Araneis, alter de Conchleis tum Terrestribus tum Fluviatilibus, tertius de Conchleis Marinis. Quibus adjectus est Quartus de Lapidibus ejusdem .

      - Londini, Joh. Martyn, 1678. 4to (200 x 165mm). pp. (8), 250, (2), with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label in 6 compartments (frontcover hinge splitting but firm). First edition. The work has 4 sections, covering spiders, land snails, freshwater and saltwater mollusks and fossil shells. Martin Lister (1639-1712) was physician to Queen Anne. "It is in the publications of the Englishman Martin Lister that we first observe a sustained scientific approach to the study of molluscs. and this unpretentious beginning was followed in 1678, by a more ambitious work on spiders and molluscs of the British Isles" (Dance p. 23). Some minor worming at the inner margin not affecting text or illustration.Nissen ZBI, 2527. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wolherfahrner Ross-Arzt. Hippiater Expertus, seu Medicina Equorum Absolutissima, Tribus Libris Comprehensa . . . [bound with] Adlers Flügel Stüteren das ist Neue Wohlgestelte Fohlen-Zucht, or Adhersflügel Tractatio Nova et Auctior de Re Equaria, Complectens partes tres. (Two volumes bound as one)

      Nürnberg : Wolfgang Moritz Endter, 1678 and 1687. Full Vellum. Very Good. Equine porn from Baroque Germany? Also the ultimate in equine coifs from that time. 34 by 21 cm. The first volume has 46 engraved illustrations, one being the half-title plate, the others, about a third of a page each. The second work comes with 43 plates, including title (or half-title), five folding plates, five two-paged plates and three plates of which have two illustrations each and are counted as two in the book's own numbering system (but not by us). Other copies located on OCLC First Search have the same or lower plate count, with a single copy, that owned by the Huntington Library, supposedly containing 48 leaves of plates. We believe this counts the double paged plates as two each, and thus our copy is complete. The first work is in Latin and German, the second work also includes French and Italian. The first work is an important work in the veterinary literature, while the second, concerned primarily with the breeding of horses, has the far wider appeal to today's audience for equine literature because of the graphic and sometimes very strange plates. The vellum is heavily soiled and wizened, with repaired tears along joints, and large cup stain on front, etc. Spine tip repaired. Missing flap to plate 10 of the second volume.

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        Eureka Eureka The Virtuous Woman found

      

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        La tensione e la pressione Venice

      

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        Introductio in universam geographiam veterem quam novam... studio & opera Johannis Bunonis... editio quarta prioribus locupletior & correctior

      Typis Johannis Henrici Dunckeri 1678 4to (cm. 22,4), 12 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso), 504 pp., 50 cc.nn. con 45 tavv. f.t. (di cui una tabella e 42 carte geografiche ripiegate). Frontis. in rosso e nero. Legatura â??700 in piena pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al ds. Tagli colorati. Bruniture diffuse, più intense su alcune carte. Nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione in cui è presente anche la carta dellâ??America (California raffigurata come isola).

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        Dissertationes de admirandis Mundi Cataractis supra et subterraneis, earumque Principio, Elementorum Circulatione, ubi eadem occasione Aestus Maris Reflui.

      Vera ac genuina causa asseritur, nec non terrestri ac primigenio Paradiso locus situsque verus in Palaestina restituitur. Amsterdam, Jansson-Waesberg, MDCLXXVIII (1678), - in-4, pp. (16, compreso antip. inciso), 267, (17). Leg. coeva p.pelle, titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Opera di notevole rarità, importanza e curiosità scientifica. É adorna di antiporta inciso con figure allegoriche, piccola silografia, 4 tavole f.t. (2 più volte ripieg.: corografia e fiumi del Paradiso, cascate di Trollhättan in Norvegia) e 21 splendide incisioni a mezza pag. raffig. luoghi e cascate europee (tra cui quelle delle Marmore, di Schaffausen, chiuse e rapide sul Reno e Danubio, tra Venezia e Padova). Prima edizione di notevole studio naturalistico sull'origine delle sorgenti e dei fiumi, flussi e correnti marine, e sui fiumi del Paradiso. L'autore, predicatore protestante scandinavo, 1633-1679, propone l'esistenza di un grande mare all'interno della terra, e ricerca prove idrografiche e storiche per affermare che la Palestina fosse il sito del Paradiso Terrestre. Ottimo esemplare. Manca a varie bibliografie. Wellcome, III,25\. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITTE' DES CEREMONIES SUPERSTITIEUSES DES JUIFS, TANT ANCIENS QUE MODERNES.

      chez Jacob Smith 1678 In - 24 gr. (mm. 128x74), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, (30),531,(31) pp. + 30 pp. di ?Remarques curieuses et nécessaires pour l'intelligence de ce livre?. "Prima edizione della traduzione francese" del monumentale ?Tractatus theologico - politicus?, apparso anonimo nel 1670 e che procurò al filosofo olandese (1632 - 1677) tali inimicizie da indurlo a rinunziare alla pubblicazione di quella che fu l'opera di tutta la sua vita e il suo capolavoro, l'"Ethica". Cfr. Brunet,V,492: ?Cette traduction, attribuée à St. Glain, avait d'abord paru sous le titre de "Clef du sanctuaire", Leyden, 1678; mais l'ouvrage ayant fait trop de bruit, on fut obligé d'en changer l'intitulé; c'est pourquoi on vit reparaitre ce volume, tantot sous le titre de "Traité des cérémonies superstitieuses des Juifs..", tantot sous celui de "Réflexions curieuses d'un esprit désintéressé..", Cologne, 1678? - Caillet,III,10317. Lieve alone margin. solo su alc. cc., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Stephani Baluzzi Miscellaneorum liber primus [-secundus], hoc est collectio veterum monumentorum quae hactenus latuerant in variis codicibus ac bibliothecis.

      - Parisiis [Paris], François Muguet, 1678-1679. In-8, [20]-527-[37]p & [16]-511-[65]p. Edition originale rare des deux premiers volumes des Miscellanées de Baluze, en latin. Il en publiera 7 en tout entre 1678 et 1715. Il y publie de nombreux textes, essentiellement autour de la religion, de toutes provenances et tous sujets. Le but était de publier des textes méconnus voire oubliés. COMPLET du tableau dépliant dans le premier volume. Baluze, historiographe et bibliothécaire, s¿était spécialisé dans les sujets religieux. Il soutint par exemple 9 thèses de droit canonique à la Sorbonne. Reliure pleine basane d¿époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. Défauts aux reliures, 2 mors fendus, les deux autres fendillés, manques aux coiffes et aux coins. Léger jaunissement général du papier, quelques rousseurs, quelques cahiers roussis. Les deux reliures diffèrent. Ouvrage rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Del funerale celebrato nel Duomo di Torino all'Altezza Reale di Carlo Emanuele II Duca di Savoia, Principe di Piemonte, da Madama Reale Maria Giovanna Battista. Racconto.

      Torino, Battista Zappata, (1678), - in-folio, pp. (4), 112, leg. coeva in p. pelle alle armi reali di Casa Savoia, 5 ordini di cornici con decorazioni a piccoli ferri alla greca e ventagli angolari, il tutto impresso in oro. Illustrato da 7 splendide tavole f.t. inc. in rame dal Tasnière o dal De Piene: antip. allegorico con ritratto del Duca offerto alla Morte; Carlo Em. su un cavallo guidato dalla Morte, che si congeda dal giovane Vitt.Amedeo; il catafalco con la salma; grandiosa veduta (cm 42x81) di Piazza Castello con il corteo funebre, assai interessante per la vecchia facciata di Palazzo Madama; 2 grandiose vedute (cm. 83x46 e 44x60) dell'altare maggiore e del Duomo addobbati con scheletri; veduta dell'ingresso del Duomo. Il testo del volume, guidato da indubbi intenti apologetici, contiene il resoconto della breve malattia, della morte e dei funerali del sovrano, nonché un'accurata descrizione degli apparati realizzati, incredibilmente sfarzosi e complessi, considerando la brevissima durata delle cerimonie. Forse il più grandioso libro torinese di feste, anche se funebre in questo caso, illustr. da grandi e splendide tavole; particolarmente notevole è la raffig. del corteo funebre, quasi un pretesto per la realizzazione della veduta della piazza Castello, con la preziosa particolarità di potervi osservare la situazione architettonica prima degli interventi che hanno successivamente mutato l'aspetto di molti edifici, se non addirittura prima della costruzione di alcuni di essi. Volume assai raro; esemplare molto marginoso, di grande genuinità e fascino, malgrado alcune macchie d'umido e di grasso, strappi con antichi restauri nelle pieghe delle tavole. In preziosa legatura non restaurata; molto rare sono le rilegature ''à l'éventail'' realizzate per i membri di casa Savoia (si noti che l'esemplare della Biblioteca Reale di Torino è legato in mezza pelle moderna). Peyrot n.54/1-7. Ampia descrizione tecnica e storica nel catalogo I rami incisi dell'Archivio di Corte, (Pal.Madama 1981-82), n. 112-115. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITTEÂ’ DES CEREMONIES SUPERSTITIEUSES DES JUIFS, TANT ANCIENS QUE MODERNES.

      

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        An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, as the same is held forth, and preached by the people called, in scorn Quakers ?

      John Forbes], [Aberdeen 1678 - First English edition. [24], 412, [28] pp. 4to. The first English edition of Barclay's classic work of Quaker theology, first published as Theologiæ vere Christianæ apologia (Amsterdam, 1676). This copy with the signature and notes of Quaker bibliographer and writer John Whiting (1656-1722). Whiting was persecuted and eventually imprisoned from 1679 to about 1685 for refusing to pay tithes, and he read this book while in prison (a marginal note marks Barclay's discussion "concerning Tythes"). Whiting's notes at the end of the book on Barclay's An Epistle of Love and Friendly Advice to the Ambassadors of the several Princes of Europe (1677) were perhaps later used for his Catalogue of Friends' Books (1708), "the first attempt at Quaker bibliography" (ODNB). Barclay's Episitle, as well as multiple editions of the Apology for the True Christian Divinity, are cited in Whiting's bibliography, p. 6. ESTC R14317; Wing B720 (citing this edition as the first). Provenance: John Whiting (inscription on title-page, "John Whiteing His Booke 1680," some marginalia, and long autograph note on p. 412 concerning Barclay's An Epistle of Love and Friendly Advice to the Ambassadors of the several Princes of Europe) Contemporary speckled sheep. Covers worn, with loss to tail of spine, boards exposed at fore-edge of covers, lower corner of X1 torn off with loss to text [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lexicon chymicum. Cum obscuriorum verborum, et rerum hermeticarum, tum phrasium Paracelsicorum, in scriptis ejus & aliorum chymicorum, passim occurentium, planam explicationem continens. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig Ellinger 1678 - (16,5 x 9,5 cm). (14) 272 S.; (14) 72 (2w) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Moderner Halbpergamentband im Stil der Zeit. Fünfte und letzte Auflage, gleichzeitig erste von Johann Christoph Vogelsang revidierte und korrigierte Ausgabe des erstmals 1652-53 erschienenen Werkes, mit einer Kurzbiographie von Paracelsus. "At least five printings attest to the usefulness of such a dictionary, in which the dark phrases of chemists were ordered and classified" (DSB). "Das 'Lexikon' selbst ist zum sehr überwiegenden Theile ein Auszug aus Martin Ruland's Lexikon Alchemiae. Aber Johnson hat Einiges aus eigener Lectüre des Paracelsus. hinzugethan." (Sudhoff 371). - Johnson lebte in der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts als Chemiker in London. Er war ein Anhänger von Paracelsus und mit alchemistischen Begriffen wohl vertraut, wie sein obiges Werk belegt. "Johnson was placed among the early followers of Helmont but later was considered a traitor by the dogmatic iatrochemists" (DSB). - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - DSB 7, 150; Ferguson I, 439 (Anm.); Sudhoff 409

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        Some proposals for the imploying of the poor, especially in and about the City of London. And for the prevention of begging, a practice so dishonourable to the nation, and to the Christian religion. In a letter to a friend, by T.F.

      London, printed for Brabazon Aylmer at the three Pigeons in Cornhill, 1678. 4to., 24pp., bound in 20th century marbled boards with title in gilt on red morocco spine label. A very good crisp copy. First edition. Wing F.971. Kress 1464. Goldsmiths 2264. Not in Massie. Thomas Firmin (1632-1697) had learned to distrust mere almsgiving and made it his business to enquire into the condition of the poor by personal investigation and to reduce the causes of social distress by economic effort. His first philanthropic experiment was occasioned by the trade disorganisation of the plague year (1665). He provided employment at making up clothing for hands thrown out of work. Other schemes involved the building of storage space by the river for corn and coals to be retailed to the poor in hard times at cost price. Early in 1676 he had started a workhouse in Little Britain, for the employment of the poor in the linen manufacture. Firmin employed as many as 1700 spinners, besides flax dressers and weavers. His arrangements for the comfort and cleanliness of his hands and for the industrial training of children rescued from the streets was admirable. But the scheme never paid. Firmin sold his linens at cost price and the annual loss on the venture was £200. In addition to his philanthropic efforts on behalf of the poor, Firmin was a prison philanthropist and worked hard to alleviate the condition of prisoners, particularly those imprisoned for debt. The present work is his most important and best known publication. It contains, amongst other things, an account of his own Work-House.

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        Pensées de M. Pascal sur la Religion et sur quelques autres Sujets. Qui ont esté trouvée aprés sa mort parmy ses papiers. Nouvelle edition, augmentée de plusieurs pensées du mesme Autheur.

      Paris, Guillaume Desprez 1678. - 12°, 28 Bl., 357 S., 9 Bl., Ganzleder der Zeit, Einband berieben, Kapitale beschädigt, Gelenke angeplatzt, innen sauber und gut erhalten, angebunden: Filleau de la Chaise, Discours sur les Pensées de M. Pascal, où l'on esseye de faire voir quel estoit son dessein. Avec un Autre Discours sur les Preuves de Livres de Moyse, Paris, Desprez, 1672. 3 Bl., 214 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 12 S. - Tchemerzine V, S. 74. Graesse, V, 146,

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        Resumen Historial De Las Grandezas, y Antiguedades De La Ciudad De Gerona, y Cosas Memorables Suyas Eclesiásticas, y Seculares, assí De Nuestros Tiempos, Como De Los Passados. Vida, Martyrio y Patrocinio De San Narciso. y Defensa De La Entrada De (*).

      Jacinto Andreu, Barcelona 1678 - (*). Carlos el Grande en Cataluña en una carta apologética. Palau 275562: "Una de las mejores obras antiguas sobre la historia de Gerona." Portada grabada - 16 hojas - 526 pp. y 48 pp. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera con nervios, florones y un tejuelo. Cortes pintados. (Un pequeñito agujerín en el margen inferior blanco en 15 folios - y - pág. 229 restaurada) Size: 29 x 21 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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