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        Des Sinnreichen Ritters Baptistæ Guarini Pastor fido, Oder: Trauer- und Lust-Spiel Der Getreue Schäfer genannt, von Ihme weyland zu Bedienung des Hochfürstlichen Beylagers In Welscher Sprache auf den Schau-Platz gebacht; Itzo aber Auf vielfältigs Ansinnen guter Freunde in zerstreueten Reimen Deutsch übersetzet (von Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau).

      (Ohne Ort und Verlag) Gedruckt im Jahr 1678 - (1) weißes Bl., (5) Bll. Titel und Vorrede, 170 S. (r. 180 S., Pag. springt nach S.176 zurück auf 167). Marmorierter Lederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit Rückenschild („Le Berger Fidel“) und reicher –vergoldung. Durch die Marmorierung bedingte Ausbrüche im Leder a.d. Deckeln, Kapitale und untere Ecken etwas bestoßen. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (Dünnhaupt 22.1; Goedeke III269,3; Maltzahn II,954; Faber du Faur 1280a [„A very poetic, extremely artistic translation in free rhymed verse.“]). – Gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Handschriftl. Notiz in frz. Sprache a.d. Vorsatz vom 11. Juli (16)94 a.d. Vorsatz. - „Einzig bekannter Einzeldruck der Hoffmann’schen Übertragung“ (Dünnhaupt; der ebenfalls 1678 in Wolfenbüttel erschienene Druck ist das Szenar zur Opernfassung und bringt nur Textauszüge). Sehr selten; in keinem der Barock-Kataloge angeboten und kein Nachweis im JAP seit 1950. Die seltenste der vier Übersetzungen ins Deutsche im 17.Jahrhundert gilt zugleich als die beste des 1589 zuerst veröffentlichten, für die Entstehung der italienischen Oper wegweisenden Erfolgsstücks B.GUARINIs. HOFFMANN VON HOFFMANNSWALDAU „hat seine Vorlage vor allem durch eine reichere Metaphorik in oft verschlüsselter Form und mit eingebauten Wortschöpfungen übertroffen; er verstärkte und steigerte GUARINIs Verse, intensivierte das pointierte Sprechen, baute im besonderen die Affektwirkung aus und paßte so seine Übersetzung den neuen Stiltendenzen an .“ (L.Noack, C.H.v.H. Leben und Werk, Tübingen 1999, S.247). Die Übersetzung entstand bereits um 1652; rechtmäßig wurde sie nur in der Sammelausgabe Deutsche Übersetzungen und Gedichte (1679ff.) unter dem Titel Der Getreue Schäffer abgegedruckt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vlysses dass ist, Allerhand Begebenheiten, welche sich zugetragen in der Griechischen ruck-reiss oder heimbfarth Ulissis nach der Zerstörung der Statt Troja. Durch ... Sieur Nicola in 58 Figuren Künstlicher Masen Fürgebildt, welche zu sehen in dem Königlichen Hauss zu Fontaine Bleau ..

      Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Stapf, 1678. Oblong folio (245 x 320 mm). 59 unsigned etched and engraved plates:title and 58 plates numbered in the plate 1-58, by B. Kilian after T. van Thulden, most with engraved verse captions in German, most platemarks 193/198 x 240/250 mm., plates 7 and 20 smaller, plates 8 and 24 larger with fore-edge folded. Title-leaf foxed and with large repaired tear, marginal dampstaining to first and last few leaves, occasional light marginal foxing. Later boards covered in 18th-century Dutch-gilt paper with birds and blossoms (spine abraded, paper of front cover and part of lower cover faded). Unidentified 19th-century ms. shelfmark on title.*** Only Edition of the first German version of an engraved picture-book of the Odyssey, reproducing the fresco suite of the Galerie d'Ulysse of Fontainebleau, painted in the mid-sixteenth century by Nicolò dell'Abate after Primaticcio, and later destroyed. These mannerist frescoes made the rounds of Europe via several print series, including the present very rare edition, apparently the earliest in the German-speaking lands. The 60 frescoes, considered Primaticcio's "crowning achievement," were painted by Nicolo dell'Abate after Primaticcio's designs and under his direction, from about 1541 to 1600. "Tragically, the entire gallery was destroyed in 1739 after years of neglect and decay. Preparatory drawings by Primaticcio, along with drawings and engravings [such as these] provide a good indication of the decorations' original appearance" (Fiorenza, 799-800). The Dutch painter and engraver Theodor van Thulden, a student of Rubens, drew pen-and-ink copies of the frescoes during a stay in Paris in the 1630s, and had the drawings engraved and published by Pierre Mariette in 1632 or 1633. The present very scarce suite by Bartholomäus Kilian II, third-generation member of the Augsburg engraving and publishing dynasty, consists of skillful reverse copies of the van Thulden engravings. Because the latter were themselves reverse images of van Thulden's drawings (a few of which are reproduced in Fiorenza's article), the present engravings, which are of equal quality to the French engravings, more accurately represent the lost frescoes. Plate 20, with a platemark which is half the size of the others, reproduces an unnumbered plate at the end of the van Thulden sequence, and plates 30 and 31 are in reverse order, but the copies are quite exact, so much so that in a moment of distraction Kilian managed to copy van Thulden's TVT monogram in one of the plates (no. 7): the signature is deleted in the plate but is still discernible. The rhyming couplets in German that serve as captions may have been the work of the publisher. Many of the etchings appear to be in an early state, before added engraving. All copies appear to be identical. These engravings convey well the epic sweep of the frescoes, filled with statuesque and muscular human and divine (and canine) bodies. Among the more touching engravings are those of Ulysses finding his old father (pl. 53), and of Ulysses and Penelope reunited, including a scene showing them talking in bed (plate 48), from Book 23 of the Odyssey. A painting of the latter scene by Primaticcio is in the Toledo Museum of Art (Fiorenza, passim). Later generations considered this series important, and it is an early example of the Augsburg production of picture series, many based on classical literature (cf. Appuhn-Radtke, p. 775*). A later copy of the cycle, with reduced and slightly modified copies of the engravings by Melchior Küsel, was published in 1681 and again in 1705. The work is surprisingly rare. OCLC locates six copies. I locate only two copies in US libraries (Duke and Univ. of Chicago). There are only a handful of copies of the related editions: of the van Thulden / Mariette editions OCLC locates copies at McGill, Carleton, Ontario, and Stanford (1633 edition) and Yale (1640 edition). Of the later Küsel suite there are copies of the 1681 edition at Harvard and Princeton, and of the 1705 edition at Yale, Chicago Public Library, and U. Illinois. Hollstein German XVI, p. 201, nos. 560-618. Augsburger Barock, no. 614.: Thieme-Becker 1:9-10 (dell' Abate); 20:288-89 (Kilian); 27:402-03 (Primaticcio); 33:110-11 (van Thulden). Not in VD-17. Cf. Sibylle Appuhn-Radtke, "Augsburger Buchillustration im 17. Jahrhundert," Augsburger Buchdruck und Verlagswesen Von den Anfangen bis zur Gegegenwart, ed. Helmut Gier & Johannes Janota (Wiesbaden 1997), 768-775; Giancarlo Fiorenza, "Penelope's Web: Francesco Primaticcio's Epic Revision at Fontainebleau," Renaissance Quarterly 59 (2006), no. 3:795-827. * "Dass Kilians Publikation ... noch im 18. Jahrhundert als bedeutend erachtet wurde, belegt ihre Erwähnung in Georg Christoph Kilians Biographie seines Vorfahren. Der `Ulysses' ist ein frühes Zeugnis für das Bestreben der Augsburger `Bilderfabrik,' klassiche Literatur in Form von Bilderserien anzubieten.".

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        Gesamtans., "Prospectus Meridionalis Viennae Austriae".

      - Kupferstich v. T. Sadler n. W.W. Prämer, 1678, 33 x 74 Nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonographie v. Österreich; nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner. Aus dem anlässlich der Geburt des Thronfolgers und späteren Kaisers Joseph I. erschienenen Werk "Ehren-Breiss der Kayserlichen Residentz : und Nieder-Oesterreichischen Haubt-Statt Wienn"; zu Wolfgang Wilhelm Prämer siehe Polleroß, Friedrich: "Der Wiener und sein Gartenhaus: Wolfgang Wilhelm Prämer (um 1637-1716)" in: Scheutz, Martin (Hrsg.): "Wien und seine WienerInnen : ein historischer Streifzug durch Wien über die Jahrhunderte. Festschrift für Karl Vocelka zum 60. Geburtstag", Wien 2008, pp. 99-124, Abbildung 1, jedoch irrig bezeichnet als "Ansicht der Stadt Wien von Norden"; Tobias Sadeler (auch: Sadler) war lt. Thieme/B. Bd. 29, p. 301/2 zwischen 1670 und 1675 in Wien tätig, wo er u. a. für die Kupfer von Vischers großen Österreich-Topographien verantwortlich zeichnete. Zahlreiche restaurierte Einrisse, Bildverluste in den Rändern hinterlegt. Ein bisher in allen einschlägigen Nachschlagewerken unbekanntes Wien-Panorama vor der 2. Türkenbelagerung, aufgenommen von Süden, im Vordergrund links die Favorita, rechts Vignette mit Legende 1-40. Außerordentlich selten. Weitere Bilder sende ich gerne zu.

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        Wolerfahrner Pferd-Artzt, welcher gründlich lehret, wie man der Pferde Complexion, Natur und Alter erkennen, alle inner- und äusserliche Kranckheiten curiren, und die gesunden Pferde vor allen bevorstehenden Mängeln praeserviren sollte. Mit einem Anhang einiger raren, für junge Fohlen treflich gut befundenen Arzeney-Mitteln versehen, auch durch und durch verbessert, und mit den bewährtesten Arcanis vermehret, durch Valentin Trichter.

      Mit 44 gestoch. gefalt. Tafeln. 20 Bl., 838 S., 8 (statt 9) Bl. (Register). Hpgt. d. Zt. (Rücken tls. beschädigt, berieben). Letzte Ausgabe des erstmals 1678 gedruckten veterinärnedizinischen Werkes. - Schrader/Hering 1957. - Vgl. Huth 25. - Tls. etwas fleckig und geringe Wurmspuren, wenige Randläsuren. Gutes Exemplar einer hippologischen Privatbibliothek, mit deren dezentem Stempel auf der Titelrückseite.

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        PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS

      S. Simmons, London 1678 - Octavo, 331 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and gilt bordered panels, matching marbled boards and endpapers; Binder's mark for the Temple Bindery; with facsimile frontispiece bound in; A , A , A?, B-X?, Y? The last two leaves are blank but called for in the signatures., This copy is lacking Y? Lacking leaf A , the commendatory poem entitled "In Paradisum amissam summi poetae Johannis Miltoni" by S.B. in Latin. Present are A , the title page, A , with "On Paradise lost" by Andrew Marvell in English, and A?, "The Verse."; page number 240 misprinted as 140, text correct.; The following pages have the line numbers written in ink in the margins, in series of 5: 2-247. Some of those pages have the ink faded and barely visible. Text blocked trimmed along the top edge, occasionally cutting slightly into the title; Wide margins on fore and lower edge.; Name written in ink on title page, 'Charles Somerscales.; JG consignment; shelved case 0. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Laponie, sa Description, l'Origine, les Moeurs, la Maniere de Vivre de ses Habitans, leur Religion, leur Magie, & les choses rares du Païs. Avec plusieurs Additions & Augmentations fort curieuses, qui jusques-ici n'ont pas esté imprimées. Traduites du Latin de Monsieur Scheffer. Par L. P. A. L. Geographe ordinaire de sa Majesté.

      Paris., 1678. 4to. Nyere skinnryggbind med bruk av den originale ryggstripen med rik ryggforgylling og opphøyde ryggbånd. Marmorerte dekler. Ekstra gravert tittelblad. (14), 408 s. Ett foldet kart, og 21 kobberstukne plansjer. Med noen illustrasjoner i teksten. . (Chez la Veuve Olivier de Varennes, au Palais, dans la Salle royale, au Vase d'or) Fransk. Ren og fin materie.

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        Libellus novus politicus emblematicus civitatum pars septima . [with] . pars octava

      1678 - Oblong quarto (150 x 187 mm); two parts in one volume, part sevenwithengraved title-page and 89 engraved plates (of 100 - lacking plates 45-55) and part eight with 99 engraved plates (of 100 - lacking plate 51). Contemporary vellum, manuscript spine title (a little soiled). [Nuremberg:] Paulus Furst Daniel Meissner (1585-1625) composed the Thesaurus Philo-Politicus, a famous collection of city plans and views depicting European, African and Asian towns. It was first published as Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist: Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren unnd bestendiger Freund in Frankfurt am Main by Eberhard Kieser in 1623. An expanded second edition was issued between 1624 and 1631, with this later edition published in 1678. The finely executed plans and views of the many cities, villages, castles and monasteries are a fascinating record of many European towns before the devastation wrought by the thirty Years' War. These two parts are focussed on Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Eastern Europe with African and Asian cities, including views of exotic towns such as Aden, Constantinople, Mombassa, Tunis, and Macau. Meissner brought an unusual twist to the book, introducing satirical comments to the plates, and providing an emblematic context. Praz pp. 417-420.

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

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

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        Cura Vulneratae Religionis. Oder Freund Brüderlicher Rath allen Religion - und Glaubens Gebrächen abzuhelffen . Mit ohnfehlbaren bewährten Mitteln Fruchtbarlich Gegründet und mit Christlicher Lieb herauss gegeben. Durch.

      o. O. Getruckt im Jahr 1678 - 13,4 x 8,2 cm, 409 S., Vorsatz entfernt, zeitgen. Ldr - Einband auf 3 Bünden, Seidenschlaufen erhalten, alter Besitzereintrag auf S. 2, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iamblichi Chalcidensis ex Coele-Syria, de mysteriis liber

      Oxonii: E Theatre Sheldoniano, 1678. First Edition. Full-Leather. Poor. 316 p. Title vignette. Boards detached. Spine poor, missing most of its leather. Much the same on back board, with medium chips to leather on front. Bookplate. Library stamp on front and back of t.p. First signature detached. Damp stains in gutter on first few pages. Remaining text clean. A few Contents pages chipped. This work, which concerns itself with such supernatural subjects as demonology, mysticism and the occult, was edited by Thomas Gale, 17th century English classical scholar, antiquarian and cleric. The Latin and Greek text appears in parallel columns.

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        Historie nelle quali s'ha particolare e vera relatione della vita e de' fatti dell'ammiraglio D. Cristoforo Colombo, suo padre. E dello scoprimento, ch'egli fece dell'Indie occidentali, dette Mondo Nuovo, hora possedute dal serenissimo Re cattolico

      appresso Iseppo Prodocimo, 1678. Cm. 14, pp. (48) 489 (11) + 1 c.b. Ottima legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con traccia dei titoli manoscritti lungo il dorso, sostituiti in epoca successiva da titoli impressi in oro. Sguardia anteriore assente, strappetto a p. 169 senza mancanza di carta, fioriture sparse e sporadiche bruniture, alone limitato alle ultime carte. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Prima biografia di Cristoforo Colombo scritta dal secondogenito Fernando (1488-1539), studioso ed erudito legato agli umanisti del suo tempo tra i quali Erasmo da Rotterdam. La sua collezione libraria, detta Fernandina e poi Colombina, fu la più grande biblioteca privata dell'epoca. L'importanza di questo libro è notevole: si tratta infatti di una fonte diretta della vita e dei viaggi del padre Cristoforo. Fernando, nemmeno quattordicenne, lo aveva infatti accompagnato nel suo ultimo viaggio del 1502. "L'opera di gran lunga più importante tra quelle composte dal C. e al centro di accese discussioni tra gli studiosi, sono le Historie della vita e dei fatti di Cristoforo Colombo, fondamentali per la ricostruzione della sua tormentata biografia [...]. Il libro è teso a difendere Cristoforo Colombo e le sue scoperte, evidenziando le sue sicure conoscenze fisiche, geografiche, cosmologiche e matematiche, sottolineando anche come il progetto originario colombiano e la sua realizzazione costituiscano un disegno organico, organizzato su basi inequivocabili e guidato da un fine chiaro [...]. Ne seguì una violenta polemica, che vide schierarsi a favore della sostanziale autenticità dell'opera storici come il D'Avezac, il Fabié, il Peragallo e il De Lollis, mentre lo stesso Harrisse modificò la sua ipotesi, osservando che gli errori e i difetti effettivamente contenuti nel libro dovevano essere attribuiti ad arbitrarie interpolazioni dell'editore o del traduttore [...]. Le Historie restano una fonte fondamentale per la biografia di Cristoforo Colombo, di cui non è possibile mettere in discussione la sostanziale attendibilità, anche se i singoli dati da essa offerti debbono essere, di volta in volta, verificati dalla acribia dello storico" (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 27, voce curata da Giovanni Nuti). Cfr. Iccu; Sabin, 14674; Hough, The Italians and the Creation of America 39. Palau, II, 238..

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        1678 French Civil Wars of Religion Davila English Henry II Italy Huguenot France

      [London] In the Savoy : Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman , 1678. - 1678 French Civil Wars of Religion Davila English Henry II Italy Huguenot France Enrico Caterino Davila composed an historical account of the French Civil Wars, events in which he was involved. ‘Istoria’ as it was originally printed in Italian, would see over two hundred different editions in multiple languages. This first edition, English edition was translated and edited by William Aylesbury and Sir Charles Cottereli. This edition includes an added table that was not featured in the 1647 first issue. Item number: #2323 Price: $950 DAVILA, Arrigo Caterino The history of the civil wars of France [London] In the Savoy : Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman , 1678. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 734, [18] • References: ESTC R 652; Wing D 414; Arber Term Cat., I. 305; • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~13in X 8.25in (33cm x 21cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2323 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Théatre Moral de la Vie Humaine, représentée en plus de cent Tableaux divers, tirez du Poëte Horace, par le Sieur Otho Venius ; et expliquez En autant de Discours Moraux par le Sieur de Gomberville, avec la Table du Philosophe Cebès

      Chez François Foppens 1678 - 1 vol. in-folio reliure de l'époque plein maroquin vert, dos à 6 nerfs orné, plats ornés à la Du Seuil, chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, chasses ornées, Chez François Foppens, Bruxelles, 1678, xj pp. (dont Titre gravé par Pet. Clouwet, d'après Abr. Van Diepenbeke), [ 5 ] pp. (dont portrait d'Otho Vaenius, , gravé par P. Pontius d'après Gertrude Van Veen, la fille du peintre), 211-16 pp. avec une planche hors texte, Le peintre Otto Venius (1557-1629) fut notamment le maître de Rubens, de 1594 à 1598. A partir du retour de Rubens à la Cour d'Autriche en 1608, Venius se consacra à la publication de recueils d'emblèmes et d'essais. Seconde édition publiée six ans après l'originale, magnifiquement illustrée, d'une vignette en titre, d'un portrait hors texte, de 103 grandes vignettes allégoriques et d'une planche dépliante. Etat satisfaisant pour ce beau livre d'emblèmes en maroquin du temps (mouill. en reliure, reliure lég. frottée et passée, qq. mouill. marginales, ancien cachet de l'Ecole Royale Militaire). Landwehr, 480 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., (Aufsicht), darunter Vers, "Recklinghausen. E17".

      - Kupferstich aus Meisners Schatzkästlein, 1678, 10 x 14,3 1. Ausgabe. Westfalia Picta, Bd. IX, Nr. 335 und Abbildung.

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        The Tryal of William Stayley [bound with] 11 Related Trials, 1678-80

      1678. A Contemporary Collection of Twelve Popish Plot Trials and a Related Broadside [Trials]. [Popish Plot]. Stayley, William [d. 1678], Defendant. The Tryal of William Stayley, Goldsmith; For Speaking Treasonable Words Against His Most Sacred Majesty: And Upon Full Evidence Found Guilty of High Treason, And Received Sentence Accordingly, On Thursday November the 21th 1678. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet, 1678. 8, 7-10 pp. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R228446. [Bound with] [Stayley, William]. An Account of the Digging Up of the Quarters of William Stayley, Lately Executed for High Treason, for that his Relations Abused the Kings Mercy. Nov. 30 1678. Imprimatur, William Scroggs. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet at the Bible in Chancery-Lane, 1678. 15-1/2" x 11-1/2" broadside. ESTC R17181 [And] [11 Trials of Men (and a Woman) Implicated in the Popish Plot]. [London: Various printers, 1678-1680]. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece (reading Trials), early manuscript index to front free endpaper. Some minor scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to head of spine, small piece of calf lacking below lettering piece, rear joint just starting at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining and worming to margins in a few places, inkstains to margins of a few leaves. A unique collection by a contemporary compiler. $2,500. * The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy to assassinate Charles II. It provoked a spasm of anti-Catholic hysteria in England and Scotland that led to the executions of at least 22 men and women between 1678 and 1681 and harsh laws against Catholics. The work of a contemporary compiler, our volume collects 12 trials and a related broadside relating to this horrible event. The other trials are: - [Edward Coleman] 1678. ESTC R4486. - [William Ireland, Thomas Pickering and John Grove]. 1678. ESTC 2719. - [Robert Green, Henry Berry, & Lawrence Hill]. 1679. ESTC R24642. - [Nathaniel Reading]. 1679. ESTC 7193. - [Thomas White, William Harcourt, John Fenwick, John Gavan, And Anthony Turner].

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        Bibliotheca vetus et nova, in qua Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, Syrorum, Arabum, Persarum, Aegyptiorum, Graecorum & Latinorum.

      Nürnberg. J. A. Endter, 1678. 4°. 28,7 x 19,3 cm. (6) Bll.,888 Seiten, Pergamentband auf 6 durchgezogenen Bünden mit spanischen Kanten, Hardcover in Pergament, In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht berieben, gebräunt und fleckig, die ersten Blatt stark braunflleckig und mitmehreren Stempeln und Besitzeinträgen, u.a. von Prof. Otakar Matousek, Prag, der Buchblock in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig und stockig, im Druckspiegel teils gebräunt. vollständiger Titel: Bibliotheca vetus et nova, in qua Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, Syrorum, Arabum, Persarum, Aegyptiorum, Graecorum & Latinorum per universum terrarum orbem Scriptorum, Theologorum, JCrorum, Medicorum, Philosophorum, Historicorum, Geographorum, Philologorum, Oratorum, Poetarum, & Patria Aetas, Nomina, Libri saepius etiam Eruditorum de iis Elogia Testimonia & Judicia Summa fide atq; diligentia ex quotidiana Autorum Lectione depromta a prima Mundi origine ad Annum usq. M.DC.LXXIIX Ordine alphabetico digesta gratissima brevitate recensentur & exhibentur Georgio Matthia Königio, Graec. Lingv. & Poes. in Acad. Altdorfina Prof. Publ. nec non Bibliothecario, Altdorf Impensis Wolffgangi Mauritii & Haeredum Johannis Andreae Endterorum, Bibliopol. Norimb. Typis Henrici Meyeri, Typographi Acad. Anno 1678, - Georg Matthias König, deutscher Biograph und Bibliothekar, geboren in Altdorf 1616. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Alte Drucke, Bibliothekswesen, Buchwesen

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        Christeligh lijk-predijkan/ som för närwarande höge och förnähme sampt folckrijke försambling bleff hållen uthi Stockholm och St. Jacobs kyrckia åhr 1678 den 12 maij. tå hans kongl. may:tz wår allernådigste konungz och herres troomans ammirals och ammiralitetz rådz/ then edle och wälborne herres h. Johan Bärgenstiernas herres til Haddenäs/ etc. döde lekamen medh wederbörlig heder och prydnad dhersammastädes wardt begrafwen.

      Sthlm, N. Wankijff, (1678). 4:o. 44 s. Tagen ur band och försedd med en senare gråpappersryggremsa. Snävt skuren upptill nuddande de första orden i titeln och en och annan sidrubrik. Ett fåtal solkfläckar. Några blad med maskhål i innermarginalen och s. 35-38 loss. Gammal duplettmarkering i blyerts. Melander Personskrifter hänförande sig till Finland 708. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 7697. En ny upplaga trycktes i Åbo av änkan som gifte om sig med Johannes Gezelius d.ä. Avslutas med en intressant personaliaavdelning på sidorna 31-43 där den avlidnes resor och militära bravader beskrivs. Amiralen Johan Bergenstierna, som avled ombord på skeppet Victoria strax innan sjöslaget vid Rügen 1676, reste bland annat till Ostindien och besökte till exempel Java, Siam och Japan. Bergenstierna brukar räknas som den första svensken som besökt Japan, vilket skedde 1647. Det här är den enda presentationen från äldre tid av hans resor och amiralitetspredikanten Alcinius hade uppenbarligen tillgång till Bergenstiernas reseanteckningar. Dessa är numera förlorade och gör detta tryck till huvudkällan rörande hans resor. Bergenstierna hade egendomen Hadnäs på Åland och ligger begravd i Lemlands kyrka.

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        Planisphaerium Coeleste

      Augsburg: Seutter, Matthaus. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25" x 22.25". Page measures 20.75" x 24" Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25" x 22.25". Page measures 20.75" x 24".Beautiful double hemisphere celestial map of the Northern and Southern skies with allegorical constellations. Surrounded by seven diagrams. Day and night on earth in the upper left, the monthly orbit of the moon around the earth, how the moon is seen from earth, and planet theories. Some wear at center fold, and with some staining and foxing. Some slight chips at corners and edges. Repair at center right margin does not effect image. "Pag. 2" written in ink at top center. Worm hole repairs lower left. 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. Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731. His son-in-law T.C. Lotter took over the business in 1758. A beautiful map.

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        Histoire de la Laponie, sa description, l'origine, les moeurs, la maniere de vivre de ses habitans, leur religion, leur magie, & les choses rares du païs. Avec plusieurs additions & augmentations fort curieuses, qui jusques-icy n'ont pas esté imprimées. Traduites du latin de monsieur Scheffer. Par L. P. A. L. geographe ordinaire de sa majesté.

      Paris, chez la veuve O. de Varennes, 1678. 4:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(14),1-408 s. & 20 grav. plr. & 1 utvikbar grav karta. Med grav. illustrationer i texten på s. 108, 118, 178, 226, 242, 271 och 328. Nyare ljusbrunt något rustikt skinnbd med upphöjda bind och rikt guldornerad rygg. Rödstänkta snitt. Pärmarna med enstaka små repor. De första och sista sidorna med bruntonade yttermarginaler och lite nagg. Titelbladet med en samling små bläckstänk i nedre marginalen. Delvis lätt bruntonad och med enstaka småfläckar. Spridda lagerfläckar, mer på t.ex. på s. 65-72, 165-66, 223-24 och 329-32. Avrivna små hörn på planschen vid s. 19 och två textblad därefter. Ett gammalt försättsblad är uppfodrat mot det nya och har den gamla tillskriften "ex libris Meynet canonicus st: agricoli avenion". Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 828 med felaktig kollationering. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 705, noten. Warmholtz skriver om denna upplaga: "Initial-bokstäfverne utmärka såsom öfversättare, Le Pere Augustin Lubin, fastän den bekante Pierre Richelet, i början därvid lagt handen [...]. At denna uplaga icke är allmän, intygar Niceron [...]. Hon förtjenar företräde framför sjelfva originalet, icke så mycket för geogr. chartans skul, den öfversättaren bifogat, som i anseende til anmärkningarne och tilläggningarne, som härröra af författaren sjelf, och hvilka gå ifrån p. 358 til slut [...]. Vid de fläste af desse anmärkningar står i brädden namnet Nic. Lundius". Nicolaus Lundius (1656-1726) var same och präst och hade författat en av de relationer om lappmarken som Schefferus använde som underlag för sin "Lapponia". Den i Strassburg födda Uppsalaprofessorn Johannes Schefferus (1621-79) gjorde med denna Lapplandsskildring stor succé ute i Europa, vilket som Sten Lindroth konstaterar främst berodde på ämnet. Samerna och deras kultur hade alltsedan Olaus Magnus väckt fascination och sensationslystnad på kontinenten och kraften i "Lapponias" genomslag går lätt att se genom de översättningar som snart utkom. På tyska trycktes verket i utökad form redan 1674, samma år som det latinska originalet. Holländska och engelska editioner följde, medan en svensk översättning ironiskt nog dröjde till 1956. Verket är ett pionjärarbete inom svensk etnografi och det första som behandlar samer i vidare utsträckning. Initiativtagare bakom projektet var Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie som ville slå hål på myterna om den samiska magikonsten, därför att det på kontinenten gjordes gällande att de svenska arméerna på ett föga ärofyllt sätt använde sig av svartkonst på slagfältet. Schefferus besökte själv aldrig Lappland men fick god hjälp av rapporter insamlade från präster stationerade i Sveriges norra delar, liksom av att han gavs full tillgång till De la Gardies och Antikvitetskollegiets samlingar. Schefferus förhöll sig visserligen skeptisk till myterna om de samiska färdigheterna, men inte utan att till viss del bekräfta dem. Dessutom kortades delvis de översättningar som utkom i Europa ned och anpassades till rådande föreställningar. Kapitel om samernas levnadsförhållanden byttes helt sonika ut mot kapitel om magi, trolldom, trummor och hedendom. Ägaranteckningen i detta exemplar för kaniken Meynet vid kyrkan St. Agricola i Avignon tycks vara samtida med boken.

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        Bibliotheca vetus et nova, in qua Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, Syrorum, Arabum, Persarum, Aegyptiorum, Graecorum & Latinorum.

      4. 28,7 x 19,3 cm. (6) Bll.,888 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht berieben, gebräunt und fleckig, die ersten Blatt stark braunflleckig und mitmehreren Stempeln und Besitzeinträgen, u.a. von Prof. Otakar Matousek, Prag, der Buchblock in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig und stockig, im Druckspiegel teils gebräunt. vollständiger Titel: Bibliotheca vetus et nova, in qua Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, Syrorum, Arabum, Persarum, Aegyptiorum, Graecorum & Latinorum per universum terrarum orbem Scriptorum, Theologorum, JCrorum, Medicorum, Philosophorum, Historicorum, Geographorum, Philologorum, Oratorum, Poetarum, & Patria Aetas, Nomina, Libri saepius etiam Eruditorum de iis Elogia Testimonia & Judicia Summa fide atq diligentia ex quotidiana Autorum Lectione depromta a prima Mundi origine ad Annum usq. M.DC.LXXIIX Ordine alphabetico digesta gratissima brevitate recensentur & exhibentur Georgio Matthia Königio, Graec. Lingv. & Poes. in Acad. Altdorfina Prof. Publ. nec non Bibliothecario, Altdorf Impensis Wolffgangi Mauritii & Haeredum Johannis Andreae Endterorum, Bibliopol. Norimb. Typis Henrici Meyeri, Typographi Acad. Anno 1678, - Georg Matthias König, deutscher Biograph und Bibliothekar, geboren in Altdorf 1616.

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

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

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        Le pilote de l'onde vive, ou le secret du flux et reflux de la mer.

      Jean Dhoury, Paris 1678 - Plein veau de l'époque. Un volume in-12 (15,2x8,1 cm) de (16)-221-(1 bl.) pages Reliure restaurée Quelques salissures, page de titre restaurée en marge "Ouvrage de philosophie occulte difficile à rencontrer et qui sous voile de l'influence céleste sur les mouvements de la mer, est un véritable traité d'alchimie et d'astrologie où sont exposés les phénomène de l'onde alchimique." (Dorbon) "Ouvrage hermétique qui recèle dans ses profondeurs tous les arcanes du Grand Oeuvre" (Caillet) Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale Dorbon [1567], Caillet [II, 3747] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full calf. 12mo (15.2x8.1 cm), (16)-221-(1 bl.) pages Recased in its original binding. A little soiled, title page repaired on margin Rare first edition of this alchemical work Dorbon [1567], Caillet [II, 3747] In 12 / 12mo 202g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physiologia; iterata hac editione recognita, ac notis illustrata per Gerardum de Vries. Subjecta est hujus Dissertatio gemina brevis, altera de Lumine, altera de Lunicolis.

      Ultrajecti (Utrecht), Clerck, 1678. - Kl. 8vo (ca. 15,5x9,5 cm), 7 unnumereierte Blätter, 280 Seiten, mit diversen Textholzschnitten, gestochenen Initialen und 4 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Erstmals 1660 herausgebracht, in dieser Ausgabe erstmals mit den Zusätzen von Gerard de Vries. Daniel Voet geht davon aus, daß in jedem Geschöpf etwas ist, das ausschließlich durch Schöpfung zustande gebracht werden kann und das Gott unmittelbar, d.h. durch Unmittelbarkeit der Kraft und des Suppositums, hervorgebracht hat. Goudriaan: Philosophische Gotteserkenntnis bei Suárez und Descartes, Seite 99. Originally published in 1660; this is the first edition with Gerard de Vries's annotations and additions. Mita späterem handgeschriebenem Rückenschild. Der Einband etwas gebräut und mit leichten Stauchspuren, Vorsätze knitterspurig, ohne Innendeckelbezug,ein Faltkupfer mit Randeinripß, die Seiten leichter gebräunt, der Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stati Della Corona Di Polonia Divisia nelle sue Principali Provincie, E Palatinati Da Gvglielmo Sansone Geografo del Rè Christ. E di nuovo data in luce da Giacomo Rossi, in Roma, alla Pace, l'Anno 1678. - Giorgio Widman Sculp.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Georgio Widman n. Sanson b. Giacomo Giovanni Rossi in Rom, dat. 1678, 42,5 x 56,5 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K28, 1 - 1. Zustand! - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 75 f. (Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi , 1627 - 1691. Printer and publisher at 'Alla Pace all' insegna di Parigi', Rome. .) und S. 385 (Georgio Widman. One of the engravers for Giovanni Giacomo Rossi's Mercurio Geografico .). - Zeigt Polen mit den angrenzenden Ländern. - Oben links Titelkartusche; oben rechts 8 versch. Meilenzeiger.

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        Planisphaerium Coeleste

      Augsburg: Seutter, Matthaus. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25" x 22.25". Page measures 20.75" x 24" Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25" x 22.25". Page measures 20.75" x 24". Beautiful double hemisphere celestial map of the Northern and Southern skies with allegorical constellations. Surrounded by seven diagrams. Day and night on earth in the upper left, the monthly orbit of the moon around the earth, how the moon is seen from earth, and planet theories. Some wear at center fold, and with some staining and foxing. Some slight chips at corners and edges. Repair at center right margin does not effect image. "Pag. 2" written in ink at top center. Worm hole repairs lower left. 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. Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731. His son-in-law T.C. Lotter took over the business in 1758. A beautiful map.

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        HISTORIA JURIS CIVILIS ROMANORUM, JEAN DOUJAT 1678

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Felsina pittrice Vite dei pittori bolognesi

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

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        Nova Mexico

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

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        FILLI DI SCIRO, Favola Pastorale [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA MINIATURA.]

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

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        Renati Des-Cartes Opera philosophica.

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

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        Moscovia.

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

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

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

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        Antique Book-TRIOMPH DER PAUSEN VAN ROOMEN-PAPAL HISTORY-Hazart-1678-1681

      - Antwerpen: Michiel Knobbaert. Folio: [xxii], 452, [xviii]; [x], 430, [xiv]; [vi], 333, [xiii] pp. 3 vols. uniform full vellum. Original full vellum with 6 raised bands to the spine. A blindstamped design to the front and rear boards, titling in ms. to the spine. Silk ties. Illustrated with 96 full-page plates, 38 full-page plates with 4 portraits each, 3 folding plates and 3 small text illustrations. These are all engravings. Antique Book, titled: 'Triomph der Pausen van Roomen over alle hare Benyders ende Bestryders met een volkomen, ende overtuyghende wederlegginghe van alle de lasteringhen, en valscheden vande Sectarisen.', by: Cornelius Hazart. A richly history of the Popes in 3 volumes. Ref: Backer-Sommervogel IV,192, no.66.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): Cornelius Hazart. Cornelius Hazart (1617-1690). Condition: Very good, given age. The silk ties lacking. A woodcut bookplate (by Anton Pieck) to the front pastedown of each volume. A library stamp to the verso of the frontispiece, as well as to the title of each volume. Faintly dampstained in the top margin, affecting the top edge of text and images. Storage location: TPCZolder-Krat 8 Folio: 8.87 x 12.96 inch. Folio: 22.5 x 32.9 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Map-ANTWERP-ANVERS-BRABANT-BELGIUM-SCHELDE-Le Roy-1678

      - Plate : 'Antverpia, constructionis eius primordia et incrementa.' (Plan of the city of Antwerp in Belgium). With coat of arms of Antwerp and ships on the Schelde river. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This plate originates from: 'Notitia Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii, Hoc est Urbis et Agri Antverpiensis, Oppidorum, Dominiorum, Monasteriorum, Castellorumque sub eo. (.).' , by J. Le Roy, published by F. Lamminga, Amsterdam 1678. This is a chorographical description of the Margraviate of Antwerp, divided in 10 counties: Antwerp, Ryen, Zandhoven, Herentals, Geel, Hoogstraten, Turnhout and Breda. The plates were later used in other works by this author as well. Jacques Le Roy did extensive archival research, but he is reknown for his iconography for which he employed talented artists like Jacob Van Werden, Frans Ertinger, Wenzel Hollar, Lucas Vorsterman II and others. The engravers in this work include: Henricus Causé (1648-1699), Franz Ertinger (1640-1710), J.Harrewijn, Robert Whitehand, Bouttats, N.Stramot, G. De Bruyn. The imagery is highly reliable. His works were translated in several languages.Artists and Engravers: Author: Jacques Le Roy, also referred to as Jacob or Jacobus, was a Flemish baron, historian and theologian who lived from 1633-1719. The engravers in this work include: Henricus Causé (1648-1699), Franz Ertinger (1640-1710), J.Harrewijn, Robert Whitehand, Bouttats, N.Stramot, G. De Bruyn after drawings by J. Van Croes and other artists mentioned under description. Condition: Excellent given it's age. General age related toning and light staining. Narrow margins and middle fold as issued. Paper edges a bit irregular with very small tears. Two small tears in lower folds, backed. Please study scan. Storage location: A85-02 The overall size is ca. 19.7 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 19.1 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 50 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 48.5 x 33 cm.

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        La Tromba della Fama risonante le Cose Divine et Humane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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