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        Pratica Minerale. Trattato

      Added engraved title, large woodcut arms of Ranuccio Farnese, Duke of Parma, on printed title, & 28 engravings in the text (of which 22 are full-page). 5 p.l. (incl. added engraved title), 183, [1] pp.; 1 p.l., 39 pp. Two parts in one vol. 4to, cont. Italian limp vellum (minor wear to edges, slightly browned), triple gilt fillet round sides, gilt fleurons in corners, in center of each cover a gilt device. Bologna: Manolessi, 1678. First edition of this extremely rare book; it is considered to be "one of the most important of the early books on mining."-Adams, The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences, p. 306. The excellent plates depict chemical, metallurgical, and mining operations. "Updating the earlier works of Agricola, Biringuccio, and Ercker, the present work describes the amalgamation method for extracting silver, the use of nitric acid for parting silver from gold, the separation of silver from copper by the use of lead, the purification and crystallization of vitriol (ferrous sulfate), improved furnaces for cupellation, processes for assaying metals, and other subjects of metallurgical and chemical importance."-Neville, I, pp. 479-80. Fine copy. ❧ Duveen, p. 229-"The plates are of very unusual quality...No reference to this work can be found in the usual authorities." Hoover 322-"This author supported Agricola in the view that metals and ores did not spring spontaneously into being at the moment of the earth's Creation...This was an important step in the correct understanding of the origin of ore deposits." Singer, History of Technology, III, p. 50. .

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        LA BIBLE qui est Toute la Ste Ecriture du Vieil et du Nouveau Testament autrement L'Ancienne et la Nouvelle Alliance.

      Amsterdam Chez la Veuve de Schippers 1678 - Bible, French Geneva version 1678, 12mo, approximately 135 x 70 mm, 5¼ x 2¾ inches, engraved architectural general title page, letterpress title to New Testament dated 1677 with vignette of peasant digging with motto 'Fac et spera', letterpress title to Les Psaumes de David with vignette of kneeling bearded man playing the harp, no pagination, collation: A-Lll6, Mmm8; A-T3; pi1, A8, B-V6, X4. Bound in full red morocco, narrow gilt Greek key border to covers with tiny floral corner ornaments, raised bands to spine, triple gilt rules and patterned lines to spine, tiny floral ornament in compartments, gilt title and date, all edges gilt, gilt Greek key inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Superficial hairline cracks to spine surface, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, armorial bookplate of Sir Richard Brooke, Bart. on front pastedown, a later member of the Brooke family has signed this in 1836, pale damp stain affects outer quarter of title page and following 17 leaves, upper margins trimmed slightly, sometimes shaving running title, tiny black mark on 2 facing pages, with loss of a few letters, still easily understandable, tiny closed tear to top margin of a few pages, tiny chip to top corners of a few pages, lower corner torn off 2P6 with loss of a few letters at the end of the last 13 lines of outer column of recto and verso, grey stain to top third of 2C2v, a little hard to read but legible, small light stain on 2D1, no loss of legibility, small closed tear to lower edge of Psalms title page. A very good complete clean tight copy. The Metrical Psalms are dated 1677 and reprint the translations of Clement Marot and Theodore de Beze. Darlow and Moule Volume II, I, page 403, No. 3765. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA BIBLE qui est Toute la Ste Ecriture du Vieil et du Nouveau Testament autrement L'Ancienne et la Nouvelle Alliance

      Amsterdam, Chez la Veuve de Schippers, 1678.. Bible, French Geneva version 1678, 12mo, approximately 135 x 70 mm, 5¼ x 2¾ inches, engraved architectural general title page, letterpress title to New Testament dated 1677 with vignette of peasant digging with motto 'Fac et spera', letterpress title to Les Psaumes de David with vignette of kneeling bearded man playing the harp, no pagination, collation: A-Lll6, Mmm8; A-T3; pi1, A8, B-V6, X4. Bound in full red morocco, narrow gilt Greek key border to covers with tiny floral corner ornaments, raised bands to spine, triple gilt rules and patterned lines to spine, tiny floral ornament in compartments, gilt title and date, all edges gilt, gilt Greek key inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Superficial hairline cracks to spine surface, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, armorial bookplate of Sir Richard Brooke, Bart. on front pastedown, a later member of the Brooke family has signed this in 1836, pale damp stain affects outer quarter of title page and following 17 leaves, upper margins trimmed slightly, sometimes shaving running title, tiny black mark on 2 facing pages, with loss of a few letters, still easily understandable, tiny closed tear to top margin of a few pages, tiny chip to top corners of a few pages, lower corner torn off 2P6 with loss of a few letters at the end of the last 13 lines of outer column of recto and verso, grey stain to top third of 2C2v, a little hard to read but legible, small light stain on 2D1, no loss of legibility, small closed tear to lower edge of Psalms title page. A very good complete clean tight copy. The Metrical Psalms are dated 1677 and reprint the translations of Clement Marot and Theodore de Beze. Darlow and Moule Volume II, I, page 403, No. 3765. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Denmark Agreable to Modern History. By H. Moll, Geographer. 1727.

      Kobberstik. 19 x 26 cm. Med vertikale folder i papiret som ved udgivelsen. Nyere ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 30 x 36,5 cm.. Herman Moll (aktiv 1678-1732). Kobberstikker, geograf og kortforlægger af hollandsk oprindelse. Moll kom til England i 1678 og arbejdede i begyndelsen som kobberstikker, senere gik han over til at arbejde som forlægger, og efter år 1700 var han en af de førende kortforlæggere i England

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        A Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-bury Godfrey, One of His Majesties Justices of the Peace, who Was Barbarously Murthered. Preached on Thursday the Last Day of October 1678 in the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields

      London: Printed By Tho. Newcomb, for Henry Brome, 1678. First Edition. Quarto. [4], 42pp, [2]. [Bound with] TILLOTSON, John. A Sermon Preached November 5. 1678. At St. Margarets Westminster, Before the Honourable House of Commons. London, 1678. Printed by J.D. for Brabazon Aylmer. [4], 36pp. STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A Sermon Preached on the Fast-Day, November 13. 1678. At St Margarets Westminster, Before the Honourable House of Commons. Second Edition. London, 1678. Printed by Margaret White, for Henry Mortlock. [4], 52pp. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, spine richly gilt with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Light chipping and cracking to head of spine/joints, slightly rubbed with bumping to corners. Internally clean and unpressed throughout. Leaf A3 of the second work trimmed at fore-edge, just catching part of the page number to verso. Typed bibliographical description tipped to FFEP. A handsomely bound collection of sermons, composed by three of the most eminent Anglican chuchmen in the immediate aftermath of the Popish plot. The first is the funeral sermon of Sir Edmonsbury Godfrey, the magistrate to whom Titus Oates swore his information against the Jesuits of 'Popish Plot' fame. His death followed swiftly, surrounded by a degree of mystery: his body being found on Primrose Hill with a sword through the heart. Popular cries of papist retribution were tempered by rumours of suicide. Wing L2700, T1230, S5650

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        Opera Juridica, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo

      1678. Collected Works of a Notable Seventeenth-Century Spanish Jurist Yanez Parladorio, Juan. Opera Juridica, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo; Quotidianarum Differentiarum Sesqui-Centuria; Et Quaestiones Practicae-Forenses Duodeviginti; Cum Tribus Epistolis ad Filios Scriptis. Quae Omnia, Et Rerum Pondere, Et Sermonis Elegantia Exornata, Omnibus tum in Scholis, Tum in Foro Versantibus in Primis Utilia Sunt & Necessaria. Nova Editio Lugdunensis Caeteris Longe Elegantior, & Emendatior. Lyons: Sumptibus Joannis Antonii Huguetan, & Soc., 1678. [xx], 424, [60] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter goatskin over marbled boards, untrimmed edges. Some wear to extremities, marbling mostly rubbed away, some loss to spine, corners bumped, half-title partially detached (but secure). Title page, with large copperplate vignette, printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page, annotations to verso. A solid copy. * Later edition. Parladorio was a Spanish advocate who lived in Valladolid. Not much is known about him, but his studies of canon and Roman law were held in high regard, as indicted by this handsome collected-works edition. It was first published in 1678 and went through at least four more editions, the last in 1762. All are scarce today. OCLC locates no copies of this edition in North America. This edition not in Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue.

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        The History of the Civil Wars of France; Written in Italian by H. C. Davila. Translated out of the Original

      In the Savoy: T.N. for Henry Harringman, 1678. Hardcover. Fine. The Second impression whereunto is added a Table. 4to. 734pp. followed by the Table (15pp.) Bound to style in quarter calf; spine in six compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering label, gilt. marbled paper sides, vellum tips. Fine copy. ESTC R652

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        Historiae animalium Angliae tres tractatus. Unus de araneis. Alter de cochleis tum terrestribus tum fluviatilibus. Tertius de cochleis marinis quibus adjectus est quartus de lapidibus eiusdem insulae ad cochlearum quanda

      Subject: (Malacologia). Londra, 1678, 4to piena pelle coeva, dorso un p? lento, titoli in oro al dorso (con screpolature) pp. (8)-250-(2) con 9 tav. inc. rame rip. n.t. (bruniture diffuse ma laterali; piccoli fori di tarlo, non deturpanti, per tutto il testo). Rara 1a edizione. (Nissen ZBI, 2527).

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        Pazzo ? colui che v? a piedi per commodo del cavallo. Proverbi figurati.

      Subject: (Stampe - Proverbi). Bologna, 1678, cm. 27, 5 x 20, 5 e ampi margini (36 x 25, 5) acquaforte e bulino firmato in lastra.

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        Dissertationes de admirandis mundi cataractis supra & subterraneis, earumque principio, elementorum circulatione, ubi eadem occasione Aestus Maris reflui vera ac genuina causa asseritur, nec non terrestri ac primigenio paradiso lotus situsque verus in Pal

      Amstelodami: Janssonio Waesbergois, 1678. Collation, [14]267[17]pp, magnificent engraved frontis, 1 folding map, 2 folding plates, 1 full page plate, and 21 other engravings of which 20 are three quarter page plates engraved on copper. Bound in early full calf, professionally rebacked, ( not recently ) relaying most of the original spine, raised bands, leather title label. Calf lightly rubbed on edges/corners of boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, small previous owners bookplate. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout.8177.A23. First Edition. Small Quarto.

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        The Ornithology of Francis Willoughby.in Three Books wherein all the Birds hitherto known

      London: John Martyn, 1678. Hardcover. Acceptable. pages vi, 441, vi (index), 77 plates at rear plus 2 copper plates on bird-netting in text. Folio. Three Considerable Discourses: I Art of Fowling, II Ordering of Singing Birds, III Falconry. Respined with original boards and original spine laid on. New label. Original endpapers. A manuscript text on "to Spin the Minnow" complete with illustration, on one of several blank, front endpapers. The boards are worn with the paper covering missing at edges. Edges rubbed through on leather corners to boards.For the first 30 pages there is some fraying and light staining to the side margin, not affecting text. otherwise the text block is clean

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        Amsterdam die Weltberühmte Haupt-und Handel Statt in Holland auf das neuest und accurateste eintworffen und verlegt

      Homann, Nuremberg - In this decorative plan of Amsterdam, Seutter surrounds an aerial view of the city with a wealth of views and images. The plan at the center has streets and medieval walls clearly marked, such that the city looks like a many-pointed star with a windmill at each point. An enormous number of ships are huddled in the city's harbor, demonstrating its status as an economic world power. This scene is replicated in the panoramic view at the bottom off the map, which shows the city's waterfront and the ships of all sizes doing business there. The view is crowned with a decorative cartouche which features the city's arms surrounded by canons and other weapons that symbolize its military power. To the left are Poseidon and Hermes, who represent the city's strengths. To the right, Asian, African and American Indian figures offer their wares at the feet of the city's arms. Over 300 place names are labeled on the map and view in accordance with keys in the upper corners. Between the keys are the title, emblazoned on a scroll, and two coats of arms. As was customary for Seutter's maps and other Dutch maps of the mid-1800s, the plan has been colored and the cartouche and view left uncolored. This contemporary coloring has been left untouched, adding to the map's authenticity. It is in excellent condition with full margins and no staining. Small bookplate pasted onto verso. Matthaus Seutter the Elder (1678-1757) was an engraver, globe maker and map publisher based in Augsburg. He apprenticed with J.B. Homann in Nuremberg and, in fact, this map was likely modeled on Homann's 1725 precedent. Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731, and his son-in-law T.C. Lotter took over the business in 1758. This map of Amsterdam exemplifies Seutter's cartographic prowess. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 22.75".

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        Der verkehrte nun bekehrte Manichaeer Oder Christlicher Bericht/ Von einen jungen Manichaeischen Menschen/ Namens Andreas Weiß/ gebürtig von Flißingen aus Seeland/ so mit dem leidigen Teuffel einen Bund auff 7. Jahr und 17. Tage gemacht/ Welcher aber Bey dem Ehrw. Ministerio zu Mußkau in OberLaußniz ... errettet worden. Anizzo zum andernmahl Nebst einer Historia von einen Besessenen zu Peiz durch den Druck mitgetheilet Von Martino Francisci, damahligen Diacono zu Mußkau/ anizzo Predigern der Evangel. Gemein in Budißin

      Bautzen, Richter für Arnst 1678.. 24 Bll., 332 S. Neuer Lederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. VD17 1:001292W. - Ab S. 279 mit eigenem Titelblatt: Denckwürdiger Anhang in sich haltend Einen eigentlichen Bericht/ Was sich Mit einem vom Teuffel besessen-gewesenen und durch Gottes Gnade erretteten Menschen/ Namens Jonas Johns ... Anno 1665. zugetragen/ Und wie er aus des Teuffels Gewalt errettet worden. - Die Abhandlung des Muskauer Diakons Martinus Francisci (1647-1698) erschien erstmals 1677 (mit nur 68 S.), hier vorliegend die dritte und umfangreichste Ausgabe. - Der aus Vlissingen (Niederlande) stammende Tyllus Weiß war Söldner auf der französischen Seite im Holländischen Krieg und legte gemeinsamen mit 8 weiteren Söldnern eine "Teufelspakt" ab, der ihn vor den Gefahren des Krieges schützen und gleichzeitig großen Rum einbringen sollte. Bei der Rückkehr seines Dienstherren nach Schlesien setzte er sich von der Truppe ab. Der Pakt mit dem Teufel war auf 7 Jahre und 17 Tage angelegt und sollte zu Mitternacht des 5. Dezember 1677 auslaufen, was Weiß ein unangenehmes Zusammentreffen mit dem Teufel einbringen würde. Von Panik und schweren Zukunftsängsten ob der anstehenden Höllenfahrt getrieben, suchte er einen Pfarrer, der ihn zu taufen bereit wäre (Weiß stammte aus der Sekte der Manichäer) und damit vor dem Teufel retten könne. Die Suche blieb zuerst erfolglos, auch sein Geständnis vielfacher Morde im Auftrage Satans brachte ihm nur einige Exorzismen ein. Schließlich fand sich der Muskauer Diakon Francisci, der den Tyllus zum Christen Andreas machte, ihm einen Platz in der lutherischen Gemeinschaft zuwies und ihm damit vor der Hölle bewahrte. Kurz danach verlieren sich allerdings die Spuren des Teufelsbündners, er soll nach Dresden gezogen sein, aber sein weiterer Aufenthalt ist nicht ganz gewiss. - Vgl. dazu ausführlich: Moeller, Katrin: Andreas Weiss und das "Wunder von Muskau". Lexikon zur Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung, hrsg. v. Gudrun Gersmann, Katrin Moeller und Jürgen-Michael Schmidt. - Titel oben mit minimaler Läsur. Tls. leicht fleckig. SS. 99/100 fast gelöst und gering angerändert.

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        Der verkehrte nun bekehrte Manichaeer Oder Christlicher Bericht/ Von einen jungen Manichaeischen Menschen/ Namens Andreas Weiß/ gebürtig von Flißingen aus Seeland/ so mit dem leidigen Teuffel einen Bund auff 7. Jahr und 17. Tage gemacht/ Welcher aber Bey dem Ehrw. Ministerio zu Mußkau in OberLaußniz ... errettet worden. Anizzo zum andernmahl Nebst einer Historia von einen Besessenen zu Peiz durch den Druck mitgetheilet Von Martino Francisci, damahligen Diacono zu Mußkau/ anizzo Predigern der Evangel. Gemein in Budißin.

      24 Bll., 332 S. Neuer Lederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. VD17 1:001292W. - Ab S. 279 mit eigenem Titelblatt: Denckwürdiger Anhang in sich haltend Einen eigentlichen Bericht/ Was sich Mit einem vom Teuffel besessen-gewesenen und durch Gottes Gnade erretteten Menschen/ Namens Jonas Johns ... Anno 1665. zugetragen/ Und wie er aus des Teuffels Gewalt errettet worden. - Die Abhandlung des Muskauer Diakons Martinus Francisci (1647-1698) erschien erstmals 1677 (mit nur 68 S.), hier vorliegend die dritte und umfangreichste Ausgabe. - Der aus Vlissingen (Niederlande) stammende Tyllus Weiß war Söldner auf der französischen Seite im Holländischen Krieg und legte gemeinsamen mit 8 weiteren Söldnern eine "Teufelspakt" ab, der ihn vor den Gefahren des Krieges schützen und gleichzeitig großen Rum einbringen sollte. Bei der Rückkehr seines Dienstherren nach Schlesien setzte er sich von der Truppe ab. Der Pakt mit dem Teufel war auf 7 Jahre und 17 Tage angelegt und sollte zu Mitternacht des 5. Dezember 1677 auslaufen, was Weiß ein unangenehmes Zusammentreffen mit dem Teufel einbringen würde. Von Panik und schweren Zukunftsängsten ob der anstehenden Höllenfahrt getrieben, suchte er einen Pfarrer, der ihn zu taufen bereit wäre (Weiß stammte aus der Sekte der Manichäer) und damit vor dem Teufel retten könne. Die Suche blieb zuerst erfolglos, auch sein Geständnis vielfacher Morde im Auftrage Satans brachte ihm nur einige Exorzismen ein. Schließlich fand sich der Muskauer Diakon Francisci, der den Tyllus zum Christen Andreas machte, ihm einen Platz in der lutherischen Gemeinschaft zuwies und ihm damit vor der Hölle bewahrte. Kurz danach verlieren sich allerdings die Spuren des Teufelsbündners, er soll nach Dresden gezogen sein, aber sein weiterer Aufenthalt ist nicht ganz gewiss. - Vgl. dazu ausführlich: Moeller, Katrin: Andreas Weiss und das "Wunder von Muskau". Lexikon zur Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung, hrsg. v. Gudrun Gersmann, Katrin Moeller und Jürgen-Michael Schmidt. - Titel oben mit minimaler Läsur. Tls. leicht fleckig. SS. 99/100 fast gelöst und gering angerändert.

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        All for Love: or, the World Well Lost. A Tragedy, as is acted at the Theatre-Royal; and written in Imitation of Shakespeare's Stile

      (London): Henry Herringman, 1678. Octavo. (x), 78, (i)pp. First edition. The last play that Dryden wrote for the King’s Company, All for Love is an imitation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. It was written in blank verse and focuses on the tragic last hours of the two star-crossed lovers’ lives. With a calligraphed bookplate on the first free endpaper stating that the book was presented to the author Louis Auchincloss in 1935 as the English Essay Prize at Groton School. A prolific writer who balanced both literary and legal careers for most of his life, Auchincloss wrote numerous essays and at least a book each year while working as a lawyer. Bound in brown cloth, gilt-titled on the spine, and with the Groton School seal in gilt on the front cover. Corners slightly rubbed, and a tear to the margin of one page that minimally affects the text has been skillfully repaired, else a very good association copy of Dryden’s best-known play.

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        Several Sermons against Evil-Speaking

      Brabazon Aylmer, 1678. First edition. Full Leather. Fine. Isaac Barrow - Evil-Speaking - 1678& & Several Sermons against Evil-Speaking& & London: Printed for Brabazon Aylmer,At the Three Pigeons against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. & & First Edition& & Newly Rebound& & Contemporary binding in authentic antique (50 years + ) brown leather with its own aged markings/look.& & Pagination& Title page / Dedication / Publisher / Contents / 1-243 / 1-140 / 1 ad page& & Text Block& & Title page reinforced (old)& Pages clean with the odd mark etc.& Minor loss (nibbles) to first 6 page edges .& Brown marks to endpapers.& & & & Author& & Isaac Barrow (1630-1677) was the first Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge and resigned his chair in favor of Newton to become royal chaplain in London& & As a mathematician, he was ranked by his contemporaries as second only to Isaac Newton.& & Dr. Barrow was the friend and tutor of Sir Isaac Newton, and first Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge. It is impossible to estimate the loss the world has sustained by his early death (in his 49th. year), but it is certain that Newton alone equalled him in genius.

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        Il Circolo Di Svevia et il Langraviato D'Alsazia

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von G. Widman nach G. B. Falda und G. Sanson bei G. G. Rossi 1678. 42x57 cm. - Zeigt Baden-Württemberg mit Schwaben, Elsass und Teilen der Schweiz begrenzt durch Heidelberg, Ammersee, Bodensee und die Vogesen. Kurzer Randeinriss unten restauriert.

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        Excellent and scarce Autograph Manuscript Signed, 4 pages 4to, n.p., Sept. 1877

      Very Good. This is the complete fair copy of his 12-stanza poem, "In the Old South Church". It begins, "She came and stood in the Old South Church a wonder and a sign, With a look the old time sibyls wore, half-crazed and half divine." In conclusion the final stanza is, "So long as Boston shall Boston be, and her bay-tides rise and fall, Shall freedom stand in the Old South Church And plead for the rights of all!" It is signed and dated, "John G. Whittier". This Church was founded in 1678, and is still in operation. Between 1872 and 1875 it was rebuilt on Boylston St. This poem was used as a dedication some 22 years later. It is boldly penned On four vellum pages. This first page is soiled but readable while the remainder is bold and beautiful. Quite scarce and interesting.

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        NOUVELLES DE L'AMERIQUE, OU LE MERCURE AMERIQUAIN. OU SONT CONTENÜES TROIS HISTORIES VERITABLES ARRIVÉES DE NOSTRE TEMPS

      Cologne [actually Amsterdam]: Jean L'Ingenu [i.e. Holland], 1678.. 248pp. [bound with:] de la Roche-Guilhen, Anne: ALMANZAIDE NOUVELLE.... Paris: Claude Barbin [i.e. Holland], 1676. 96pp. 12mo. Contemporary plain paper boards, spine renewed to style. Light wear to extremities. Very good. Evidently the first edition of this scarce work, offering three fictional tales on the theme of buccaneering and piracy in the Americas: "Histoire de Don Diego da Rivera," "Histoire de Mont-Val," and "Le destin de l'homme, ou les aventures de Don Bartelimi de la Cueba, Portugais." Significantly, these fictional tales of piracy appear in the same year and place as the greatest classic on Caribbean pirates, Alexander Esquemeling's DE AMERICAENSCHE ZEE-ROOVERS, translated into English in 1684 as THE BUCANIERS OF AMERICA. The tales here are drawn from Esquemeling and illustrate the endless appeal of piracy tales. Bound afterwards is an early edition (1676) of the novel, ALMANZAIDE..., first printed in 1674. Set in Morocco, this was the first of approximately twenty popular romances produced by the female novelist, Anne de la Roche- Guilhen (1644-1710). Another edition was printed in 1678 at Rouen. Perhaps the earliest pirate fiction, drawn from the first edition of the greatest classic in the genre. SABIN 56094.

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        Le Mercure Hollandois, Contenant les Choses les Plus Remarquables de Toute la Terre...Et sur tout dans les guerres de France, Angleterre, & Hollande 1672-1676 (5 volumes)

      Boom, Amsterdam, 1678. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 5 volumes in full contemporary acid calf. hinges rubbed, worn at corners, still quite sound. Published, respectively in 1678, 1678, 1677, 1678 and 1678. A nice run of this historical periodical which continued for a few more years. Each volume with a separate attractively engraved title page. Light wear, occasional foxing and minor flaws, browning to some plate edges. Vol 1: 622pp, preface and table, 3 folding plates (one with a short tear at one fold). Vol 2: 754pp, Vol 3: 803pp, 1 folding map of the siege of Grave and a number of portraits. Vol 4: 701pp, a number of portraits, one corner of a page torn obscuring a few letters. Vol 5: 653pp, and a few portraits. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 043884. .

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        The Ornithology In Three Books. Wherein all the Birds Hitherto known being reduced into a Method suitable to their natures are accurately Described

      LONDON : A[ndrew]. C[lark]. for John Martyn, 1678 A fine copy in a high quality full leather binding. With title page in red and black ink; preface; text in 3 books with 2 plates of bird traps bound in, and 2 tables which serve as early identification keys; an appendix; summary of falconry; index and 78 plates of birds (including the dodo) at the rear. This is the first English edition translated from the original Latin which was published in 1676, four years after Willughby's death by his friend and colleague John Ray. It marks one of the first attempts to take a rational, scientific approach to classifying birds. It is a matter of debate, and current research, as to whether Willughby or Ray played a greater part in its development. Ray supervised the publication. The illustrations were commissioned from a number of sources and some birds are depicted twice where the initial image was not very good.This copy lacks the original endpapers - perhaps lost during the later rebinding - but is complete including the additional falconry material. There is some browning to page edges. Some of the plates have some fraying at the very edges where the paper is more fragile. This is most marked in plates LXXVI and LXXVIII - which also has a slight crease.

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        Le Mercure Hollandois, Contenant les Choses les Plus Remarquables de Toute la Terre.Et sur tout dans les guerres de France, Angleterre, & Hollande 1672-1676 (5 volumes)

      Boom, Amsterdam 1678 - 5 volumes in full contemporary acid calf. hinges rubbed, worn at corners, still quite sound. Published, respectively in 1678, 1678, 1677, 1678 and 1678. A nice run of this historical periodical which continued for a few more years. Each volume with a separate attractively engraved title page. Light wear, occasional foxing and minor flaws, browning to some plate edges. Vol 1: 622pp, preface and table, 3 folding plates (one with a short tear at one fold). Vol 2: 754pp, Vol 3: 803pp, 1 folding map of the siege of Grave and a number of portraits. Vol 4: 701pp, a number of portraits, one corner of a page torn obscuring a few letters. Vol 5: 653pp, and a few portraits. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 043884. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 74]. Spanisches Liederspiel [Subtitle]: Ein Cyclus von Gesängen aus dem Spanischen für eine und mehrere Singstimmen (Sopran, Alt, Tenor & Bass) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte... Op. 74

      Leipzig: Fr. Kistner [PN] 1678. [1849]. Folio. [1] (title printed within decorative dark red border), [2] (blank), [3] (contents), [4] (blank), 5-61 pp. Engraved. & & Disbound. Slightly worn; some minor staining and foxing. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 163. Hirsch Leipzig catalogue p. 34. McCorkle p. 324. Hoboken 15, 124. The ten parts also with separate pagination; plate numbers 1678 and 1679[-88] to foot of each page of music. & & "... the Spanishes Liederspiel... treated Geibel's translations... in quasi-dramatic form for vocal quartet, duet or solo with piano accompaniment... The poems later inspired Wolf and the genre Brahms. The style is novel; there are syncopations in the accompaniment and bold declamation in the voice, with free-ranging melodies, chromatic harmonies and independent piano parts. All this is often expressly related to the sense of the words." Walker, ed.: Robert Schumann, p. 151.

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        Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus

      1678. LITTLETON, Adam. Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus. A Latine Dictionary, in Four Parts. I. An English-Latine. II. A Latine- Classical. III. A Latine-Proper. IV. A Latine-Barbarous. London, T. Basset, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell, [1677 and] 1678. Folio. Unpaginated. Second edition (the first was 1673) much enlarged. The English-Latin portion is as much thesaurus as dictionary. The "Latine-Classical" is a Latin-English dictionary with etymology, including Hebrew; the "Latine- Proper" is a dictionary of personal and place names; the "Latine- Barbarous" (dated 1677) contains erroneous and foreign words. A legal dictionary and tables of weights, measures, coinage, chronology etc. crown the work. In 1670 Littleton was made chaplain to Charles II. His dedication to the King explains that he has rejected much of former dictionaries which would not be of use to students. His dictionary remained in print until 1735. An engraved frontispiece (rebacked) shows the Palatine Library established by Augustus. The engraved map of Ancient Italy, and the engraved plan of Rome showing all its monuments and buildings, are both present. In an unsophisticated calf binding of the period, with plain boards, and spine in six compartments with elaborate floral tooling. Hinges cracked externally. Bookplate of Watkin Williams of Penbedw, Denbigh, probably the Welsh schoolmaster-poet who won the Eisteddfod at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 with a poem in Welsh on George Washington. (Cordell 220. BL 612.1.13.).

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        Sehr schwere, wiederwertige und denckwurdige Reysen durch Italien, Greichenland, Lifland, Moscau, Tartarey, Meden, Persien, Turcken, Ost-Indien, Japan und unterschiedliche andere Lander

      Amsterdam: Jacob van Meurs and Johannes von Sommern, 1678 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Sehr schwere, wiederwertige und denckwürdige Reysen durch Italien, Greichenland, Lifland, Moscau, Tartarey, Meden, Persien, Türcken, Ost-Indien, Japan und unterschiedliche andere Länder. Worinnen Ausserhalb der gewissengrundlichen Beschreibung ermeldeter Oerter (...) wunderliche Zufälle und wahrhaftige Geschichten angewiesen werden, welche der Autor selbst durch gefährliche Schiffbrüche, Plünderungen, schwere Dienstbarkeit unter den Türcken, Persern und Tartaren (...) und vielerley Ungemach, ausgestanden. Angefangen Anno 1647 und vollbracht 1673, begreiffende die zeit gantzer 26 Jahre. Aus dem Holländischen übergesetzet von A(ndreas) M(üller). Amsterdam: Jacob van Meurs and Johannes von Sommern, 1678. Folio (313x194 mm), [10], 223, [9] pp., including engraved additional title, typographic title printed in red and black, 20 double-page engraved plates (including 1map of the Caspian Sea and environs), contemporary vellum with gilt paper label to spine (soiling, spotting, some wear to extremities, ties gone, endpapers renewed), a few larger worm tracks to first 36 leaves affecting some letters and image of 4 plates, occasional spotting and mild browning (few plates browned stronger), split to folds of a few plates. Except for the worming a fine copy printed on strong paper. ---- Graesse VI 510; Cordier, Japonica, p. 388; Tiele 1061; Lipperheide Ci 43; Cox I, 75; Griep/Luber 1363; Nordenskiold Collection III, 689; cf. Blackmer 1616 (Dutch edition). First German edition, originally published in Dutch in 1676, the work recounts Struys' journeys spanning 26 years, begun in 1647 when he was aged just seventeen. --- Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit den Kupfern der holländischen Originalausgabe von 1676. - "Struys bereiste als Segelmacher 26 Jahre lang die Weltmeere. Er schildert hier seine Erlebnisse auf Reisen nach Westafrika, Madagaskar, Sumatra, Siam, Formosa und Japan, Italien, dem östlichen Mittelmeer sowie nach Russland und Persien .. Ausser dem abenteuerlichen Reiseverlauf schildert Struys vor allem die Sitten und die Lebensart der Bevölkerung, wobei er besonderen Wert auf exotische Besonderheiten legt." (Griep/Luber)..

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        DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM: Or, Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy

      London: J.C. for W. Crook, 1678. The First Edition of Hobbes’ final work. With the folding plate, which is frequently lacking and a figure within the text. 8vo, in full calf of proper period style, the binding with raised bands ruled in blind and a black morocco label lettered and with decorate ruled frame in gilt viii, 136, (7) (1) pp. A very fine and handsome copy, complete with the license leaf, folding plate and all ads, rarely found such. The text very clean and fresh. VERY RARE AND HOBBES’ FINAL WORK, PRODUCED AT AGE 90. Hobbes considered himself to be primarily a scientist and philosopher and only consequently a theorist of civil and ecclesiastical authority. His reputation, however, both in his own day and ours, is inextricably linked to his progressive theories in civil and church polity, despite more practical accomplishments in optical theory. DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM was the final form of his mechanistic system of natural philosophy and the final word in the Wallis-Hobbes feud. "Hobbes last work of all was a new set of dialogues on physical questions, in the fashion of the earlier ones, but now with a stroke added at Wallis's doctrine of gravitation in the "De Motu". And a demonstration of the equality of a straight line to the arc of the circle was, of course, thrown in at the end, to show him true as ever to the desperate purpose that had maintained the long quarter of a century of strife." (C.G. Robertson)" On Page 116 Hobbes references Kepler, with whom he is in agreement, in a statement giving the age of the Earth. There are discussions on magnetism, vacuum, motions of air and water, gravity, optics and more.

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        Traitte des Ceremonies Superstitieuses des Juifs tant Anciens que Modernes.

      Amsterdam : Chez Jacob Smith. 1678 . First Edition in French 12mo, 1 leaf, *10+1, **4, A-Z12, Aa12, Bb8, 16 ff, 531, [31], 30 pp, a false title-page inserted before that given above, old red morocco, gilt, a little worn but still sound. This is the first French translation of Spinoza's important and very controversial book "Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. [Amsterdam] 1670" in which he supports Jan de Witt's principles of tolerance and free speech. He elaborates a social-contract theory of the state and argues that a democratic society must ensure the freedom and opportunity for happiness of the individual. The anti-theocratic flavour of his argument angered the Dutch clerics but what truly outraged them, and made this book a dangerous possession, was the way that it demythologized the Holy Writ. It is for this reason that the work was 'camouflaged' with a misleading title-page. The false title reads "Reflexions curieuses d'un Esprit des-Interresse sur les Matieres Les plus Importantes au Salut, tant Public que Particulier. A Cologne: Chez Claude Emanuel. 1678". Some copies have another version of the title which reads "La Clef du sanctuaire par un scavant homme de notre siecle. Leiden 1678" See PMM 153 for the latin edition.

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        Probier-Büchlein

      Title printed in red & black & one folding engraved plate. 11 p.l., 173, [11] pp.; 49 pp.; 142 pp. Three parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (binding somewhat soiled, some browning throughout due to the quality of the paper). Leipzig: J. Gross, 1678. A relatively early edition (1st ed.: 1595) of one of the rarest and most important of the Probierbüchlein; written not later than 1567, it is in this work that we find the first suggestion that tin and lead, upon heating during calcination, gain weight. This discovery was later noted and described by Jean Rey in his famously rare book of 1630 and, of course, by Lavoisier in 1772 who first correctly recognized that calcination involves combination with air. Lavoisier's conclusions marked the end of the phlogiston theory and the inauguration of a true revolution in chemistry. "Of more interest [than the earlier Probierbüchlein] is a work by Modestin Fachs, master of the mint of the Prince of Anhalt, written not later than 1567...The preface by Modestin Fachs is dated 1567 and the book was published by his son Louis Wolfgang Fachs. In this is a passage to which Jean Rey drew attention saying that in the process of cupellation the total weight of the vessel, cupel, metal, and lead increases."-Partington, II, p. 67. The second part, with separate pagination, is the Rathsames Bedencken und Erklärung Auff etlicher Rathen und Angeben, dass die Müntz-Herrn geringere Müntzen sollen schlagen lassen. This is a significant contribution to the history of monetary systems, as it describes processes for analyzing coins made of gold, silver, and various alloys. Part III, also separately paginated, is the Kurtzer Anhang, zu vorigem Probier-Büchlein. I believe this is the first appearance of this notable text in any of the editions. The plate depicts an oven used for metallurgical processes. A very good copy of an extremely rare and important book. Darmstaedter cites other editions of 1622, 1636, 1669, 1671, and 1689 (all of which are rare). ❧ Darmstaedter, Berg-, Probir- und Kunstbüchlein, pp. 191-92-"Das Buch ist ausführlicher und vielseitiger wie die älteren Probirbüchlein." Hoover, translation of De Re Metallica, p. 613. See D. McKie's edition of The Essays of Jean Rey (1951), pp. xxviii-xxix. Neville, I, p. 437. No edition in the Hoover collection. .

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        OMNIUM STIRPIUM SCHIAGRAPHIA ET ICONES QUIBUS PLANTARUM ET RADICUM, tum in hortis cultarum tum in urbium fossis & muris, pratis, arvis, montibus, collibus . NOMINA, FIGURA, NATURA, NATALES, SYNONYMA, USUS & VIRTUTES DOCENTUR .

      Samuel De Turnes,, Ginevra, 1678 - Volume in folio legato in pelle, titolo al dorso ornato ai piccoli ferri (restauri), sguardie nuove, splendida antiporta incisa in rame dal Diodati con le figure di Salomone e Diocleziano che reggono il cartiglio del titolo, frontespizio in due colori con grande, bella marca silografica con figure, due carte di dedicatoria ed apologia, 661 pp., 14 carte d'indici, una carta manoscritta ab antiquo aggiunta con l'indicizzazione per classi (non facente parte dell'opera). Eccellente erbario di questo fisico e botanico svizzero, davvero dovizioso con oltre 3400 tipi botanici rappresentati e descritti nelle loro caratteristiche fisiche, organolettiche, d'uso in farmacopea, per abbellimento e quant'altro. Ogni pagina ritiene dalle quattro alle sei icone (su due colonne) colla relativa disquisizione. Tutte queste opere (dal Pedacio Dioscoride del Mattioli agli erbari sette ed ottocenteschi) erano prima di tutto preziose guide per le preparazioni magistrali o semplici nell'arte farmaceutica ed è raro trovare siffatti testi in condizioni belle e soprattutto completi. Questo che si presenta è appunto uno di quei rarissimi casi di opera assolutamente completa, collazionata attentamente, ed in più che bello stato (davvero scarse le insignificanti mende d'uso). Sulla rarità poi, si lascia giudicare il collezionista. Alba signanda lapillo

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        ARTE DA CAVALLARIA DE GINETA, E ESTARDIOTA,

      - BOM primor de ferrar, & Alueitaria. DIVIDIDA Em tres Tratados, que contèm varios discursos, & experiencias nouas desta arte. COMPOSTA POR ANTONIO GALVAM D’ANDRADE natural de Villa-Viçoza. LISBOA. Na Officina de JOAM DA COSTA. M. DC. LXXVIII. [1678] In fólio (de 29,5x21 cm) com [xvi], 605 [aliás 607] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada; cantos e coifa superior cansados. Corte das folhas carminado. Exemplar com leves (e insignificantes) defeitos marginais em algumas gravuras. Ilustrado com magnifico frontispício gravado com o retrato do autor; e 20 gravuras xilográficas, sendo 15 gravuras de folha dupla ou desdobráveis assinadas C. B. F. [Clemente Bilingue fecit]. Trata-se do primeiro livro português ilustrado de equitação. Hoje em dia o mais raro, especialmente quando completo, que a Luz da Liberal Arte de Manuel a Carlos de Andrade, publicada passado mais de um século. Samodães 1342. Torrecilla, 255. B. N. (sec. xvii) 177. Arouca A 341. Inocêncio I, 147. "Antonio Galvão de Andrade, Commendador da Ordem de Christo, Estribeiro da Casa Real. - N. em Villa Viçosa, e m. no anno de 1689, a 9 d'Abril, contando ao que parece 76 de edade. - E.) Arte de Cavallaria de gineta e estardiota; bom primor de ferrar, e alveitaria: dividida em tres tractados, que contêm varios discursos e experiencias novas d' esta arte. Dedicada ao Serenissimo Principe de Portugal D. Pedro nosso senhor etc. Lisboa, por João da Costa 1678. fol. De XVI 605 pag., com o retrato do auctor gravado a buril e trese estampas. - O distincto apreço que o Conde D. Luis de Menezes e D. Antonio Alvares da Cunha fizeram desta obra seria, na falta de outros, sufficiente recommendação do seu merecimento. É escripta em linguagem correcta, e havida por classica nos termos relativos ás materias de que tracta. A Bibl. Nacional de Lisboa tem um exemplar, e vi outro na do extincto convento de Jesus. O preço dos exemplares, que poucas vezes apparecem á venda tem sido regulado de 960 a 1:200." [FR] Reliure de l'époque. [EN] In Folio (29.5 x21 cm) with [xviii], 605 [also 607] pags. Binding: contemporary full calf. Carmine cut of pages. Copy with slight (and insignificant) marginal dents in some pictures. This is the first illustrated Portuguese riding book. Very rare when complete. Rare than the book "LUZ DA LIBERAL ARTE" of Carlos Manuel de Andrade, published more than a century afterwards. Inocêncio I, 147: 'Antonio Galvão de Andrade, Commander of the Order of Christ, squire of the Royal House. Born in Villa Viçosa, died in the year 1689, counting 76 of age. The appreciation that Count D. Luis de Menezes and D. Antonio Alvares da Cunha made this work would - in the absence of other comments - is of sufficient merit. It is written in correct Portuguese language, and regarded as using classical terms concerning the matters. BNP has one copy, and I saw another in the extinct Convent of Jesus". Samodães 1342. Torrecilla, 255. B. N. (sec. xvii) 177. Arouca A 341. Location/localizacao: raros

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        PEREGRINAÇAM DE FERNAM MENDEZ PINTO, E POR ELLE ESCRITA: QVE CONSTA DE MVITAS, E MVITO

      - estranhas cousas que vio, & ouvio no Reyno da China, no de Tartaria, no de Pegú, no de Martavão, & em outros muitos Reynos, & Senhorios das partes Orientaes, de que nestas nossas do Occidente há muyto pouca, ou nenhuma noticia. E TAMBEM DA CONTA DE MVITOS casos particulares que acontecéram assim a elle como a outras muytas pessoas; & no fim della trata brevemente de algumas noticias, & da morte do Santo Padre Mestre Frãcisco Xavier, unica luz, & resplandor daquellas partes do Oriente, & nellas Reytor Vniversal da Companhia de Iesus. EM LISBOA. Na Officina de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello. Anno de 1678. In fólio de 29x20 cm Com (iv)-445 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível. Exemplar com ténues manchas de humidade entretanto desvanecidas pelo tempo. Segunda edição portuguesa (a primeira saiu em 1614) do mais importante livro de viagens, o mais conhecido e procurado, especialmente no estrangeiro, pois trata-se do relato do primeiro ocidental entrar no Japão. [EN] In folio (29x20 cm) with (iv) -445 pags. Binding: contemporary flexible vellum. Copy with slight water stains faded out by time. Text printed in double column. Second Portuguese edition (first printed in 1614) of a fascinating 16th century travel book considered the most important one ever written. Inocêncio II, 285. Brunet IV, 670. 'Primiere édition [1614] de cette curieuse relation; elle est rare. Celle de Lisb. Craesbeeck, 1678, est un peu moins chère.' [EN] Mendez Pinto (1509-1583) was a Portuguese adventurer, a soldier, sailor, merchant, doctor, missionary and ambassador. He embarked to India in 1537 in a fleet commanded by the son of Vasco da Gama and traveled for 21 years, fought and traded in China, Tartary, Pegu and the neighboring countries, sailing in every sea. Mendes Pinto went to the mouth of the Mekong River and was in Japan before the arrival of St. Francis Xavier. He became later his friend and traveling companion. He traveled extensively in Asia between 1537 and 1557.In 1542 helanded in Japan and gained the favor of a feudal lord, to whom they claim to have given the first firearm to have entered Japan, the Portuguese "arquebus". This is the source of Pinto's claim to be the first westerner to enter Japan.The weapon was rapidly reproduced and had a major impact on the ongoing Japanese civil wars. He is credited for the opening up of Indo-China trade.He joined the Society of Jesus and St. Francis gave him the money with which to build the first Jesuit establishment in Japan. Mendez accompanied the Jesuits as ambassador from the Portuguese Viceroy of India to the King of Bungo. While a number of the details of his work are obviously taken from other accounts, such as the visits to Ethiopia and Tibet, the total picture given of Asia in the first half of the 16th century has undoubted authenticity. This is one of the greatest books by a European traveler in the East and is a classic of Portuguese literature. Location/localizacao: raros

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        RELATIONE DELLA GRANDE MONARCHIA DELLA CINA

      - DEL P. ALVARO SEMEDO PORTVGHESE DELLA COMPAGNIA DI GIESV. In Roma, et In Bologna 1678. Per Gio. Recaldini. In 12.º de 14x7 cm. com [xii], 506, 160 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível. Inocêncio I, 49. "P. ALVARO SEMMEDO, Jesuita, cujo instituto professou a 30 de Abril de 1602, quando contava 17 annos de edade. Partindo pouco depois para o Oriente, e tendo estado alguns annos em Goa, conseguiu penetrar no imperio da China, onde missionou por largos annos com muito fructo, soffrendo porém grandes trabalhos e perseguições, como contam os seus biographos. Tendo vindo á Europa na qualidade de Procurador das Missões, voltou concluidos os seus negocios para a China, e ahi faleceu no exercicio dos cargos de Provincial e Visitador. - Foi natural da villa de Niza, no Alemtejo, e m. na cidade de Cantão a 6 de Maio de 1658, com 73 annos de edade. - Das noticias adquiridas e observações feitas pessoalmente em vinte e dous annos de assistencia continuada na China, formou este padre e concluiu no de 1637 a sua Relação, que Manuel de Faria e Sousa verteu em castelhano, e publicou com o titulo seguinte: 265) Imperio de la China y cultura evangelica en el, por los religiosos de la Compañia de Jesus. Sacado de las noticias del P. Alvaro Semmedo de la propria Compañia. Madrid, por Juan Sanchez 1642. 4.º - É dividida em tres partes, das quaes a. I tracta geralmente da descripção do paiz, e de suas provincias, sitio, e qualidades: a II do seu governo, e do tocante ás pessoas e costumes de seus habitadores: a III em fim do que diz respeito á cultura evangelica, e introducção do christianismo no imperio. Foi tão bem aceita esta relação, que todas as nações da Europa se apressaram a transportal a para os seus idiomas, o que se prova pelas traducções que d’ella se fizeram, a saber: Em italiano com o titulo: Relazione della grande monarchia della Cina, Roma 1643. 4.º, adornada com o retrato do auctor, e reimpressa ibi, 1653. 4.º - Em francez, com o titulo Histoire universelle du grand royaume de la Chine composée en italien par le P. Alvares de Semmedo, et traduite en notre langue par L. Coulon. Paris 1645. 4.° Reimpressa em Lyon 1667. 4.°, da qual tinha um exemplar o cav. Francisco José Maria de Brito. - Em inglez: History of the grande and renowed monarchy of China. London 1665 fol. illustrada com mappas, e retrato do auctor, da qual Barbosa declara ter tido um exemplar. Reimpressa ibi, 1665 fo.l A traducção de Faria (n.º 265) sahiu novamente com o mesmo titulo, Lisboa Occidental, na Off. Herreriana 1731. fol. de XVII 252 pag., por diligencia de Miguel Lopes Ferreira, a quem muito se deve pelo serviço prestado ás lettras nas varias publicações que fez de alguns ineditos, e nas reimpressões de livros antigos e estimaveis que se iam tornando raros." [EN] Álvaro Semedo (1586-1658), Portuguese Jesuit Missionary, lived and worked in China for over 20 years (1617-37). This account deals with the provinces, inhabitants, manners and customs, language, government, military art, etc. Work divided into three parts, of which the 1st is the description of China and its provinces: the 2nd of his government, the people, and customs: the 3rd concerns the evangelical culture, and introduction of Christianity in the Chinese Empire. It was so well accepted that all the nations of Europe translated it into their languages, namely, in Italian under the title: Relazione della grande monarchia della Cina, Roma 1643, reprinted in 1653. – In French Histoire Universelle du grand royaume de la Chine composée en italien par le P. Alvares de Semmedo, et traduite en notre langue par L. Coulon. Paris 1645. Reprinted in Lyon 1667; and in English: History of the grande and renowed monarchy of China. London 1665 Palau 307309. NUC NS 409902. Location/localizacao: raros

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        PHARMACOPEIA LONDINENSIS

      1678. Good. SALMON, William. PHARMACOPEIA LONDINENSIS. Or, the New London Dispensatory. In Six Books. Translated into English for the publick Good; and fitted to the whole Art of Healing. Illustrated with the Preparations, Virtues, and Uses of all Simple Medicaments; Vegetable, Animal and Mineral: Of all the Compounds, both Internal and External: And of all the Chymical Preparations now in LIfe. Together with several choice Medicines added by the Author. As also the Praxis of Chymistry, as it's now Exercised, fitted to the meanest Capacity. London: Thomas Dawks, 1678. First edition. (Wing S436A "s.n. 1676" reported edition of this title is an erroneous record) 8vo. [xvi], 896 pp. Full early calf ruled in blind with corner ornaments, worn, but solid, ex libary copy with only markings being two ink stamps on pastedown and title-page. The top outside corner of the first signature has a faint dampstain. An appealing copy in a contemporary binding, scarce. "Salmon drew most of the information he incorporated into his writings from his extensive personal library." - DNB. (Wing S437A).

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        L'Adone

      L'Adone, Poema Heroico del C. Marino, con gli argomenti del Conte Sanvitale, e l'allegorie di Don Lorenzo Scoto. Aggiuntovi La tavola delle cose notabili. Di nuovo ricorreto, e di figure ornatto. In Amsterdam, nella stamperia del S. D. ElSEVIER. Et in Parigi si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly, nel Palazzo, 1678. In 4 volumes. Tomo  I: PP: [ii], (le front. gravé), 373; 7 gravures de Sebastiano Le Clerc, (le titre impr.). Tomo II: PP: 301; 5 gravures; Tomo III: PP: 357; 5 gravures; Tomo IV: PP: 310, [xxvi, Tavola]. (10x5.5 cm). A fine early binding of polished calf, ornately gilt spines in 5 compartments, raised bands, all edges gilt. [Goldsmid, v2/125]. A near fine to fine set

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