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        Observations faites avec le Microscope Sur Le Sang Et Sur Le Lait, Et communiquées à Mr. Oldembourg, Secretaire de la Soceté, Royale de Londres, Par. Mr. Leuvvenhoeck de Delft on Hollande (pp. 221-262, 1 plate)

      In: Grew / Boyle / Leeewenhoeck : Recueil d'expériences et d' observations sur le combat qui procede du mélange des corps. Paris 1679 contemporary calf spine gold tooled fine copy. Observations sur le sang &c sur le lait d' avril 1674. Continuation des mesmes observations du mois de Juin 1674. Continuation des mesmes observations du mois de Juillet 1674. Continuation des mesmes observations du mois d' Aoust 1675. Continuation des mesmes observations du mois de Fevrier 1678.First French, the international language of science of the time, also first Book Edition of the first really accurate description of the red blood corpuscles, which Swammerdam had noted in 1658 !"Especially skilful and indefatigable in the grinding of lenses was Antonj van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), chamberlain (janitor) of the Council Chamber of the Worshipful Sheriffs of Delft, Holland, and otherwise employed in a linen drapery shop. The Dutchman Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680) and the Italian Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694) are often credited with describing the red blood corpuscles before Leeuwenhoek, but Swammerdam only referred to the presence of "ruddy globules" in the blood and doubted that blood in its vessels contains such globules, while Malpighi's interest seems to have been only casual. It is Leeuwenhoek, therefore, who deserves the credit for having provided the first real description of the red blood cells. He was untutored and had had little formal education, but he was a person of infinite curiosity and patience. He examined his own blood, described the red corpuscles, and even measured their diameters, doing this with remarkable accuracy. How he accomplished this is unclear, for Leeuwenhoek kept the details of his method secret. His microscopes consisted of a minute biconvex lens mounted between two thin oblong plates of brass or other metal. To this, mechanical accessories for focusing the object to be viewed were fixed. In his first report, he described how he drew blood into a glass "pipe" (pipette) "not thicker than a man's hair" and how he attached this to the pin of his microscope with the aid of his "spittle." One marvels how he managed so successfully to display before his magnifying lens the objects he chose to study. How he illuminated them he never divulged."The Blood is composed of exceeding small particles, named globules, which, in most animals are of a red color, swimming in a liquor, called by physicians, the serum. . . . These particles or globules are so minute that 100 of them, placed side by side, would not equal the diameter of a common grain of sand consequently, a grain of sand is above a million times the size of one such globule." Perhaps he employed some form of dark-field illumination. He did not seem to find useful the globules of molten glass which Father de la Torré presented to the Royal Society, and neither did Hewson.That the observations of this self-made scientist became known is a tribute to the remarkable open-mindedness of the Fellows of the Royal Society of London, to whose secretary Leeuwenhoek's friend, the physician Reinier de Graaf, submitted Leeuwenhoek's letter describing his observations. This was the first of no less than 375 communications from Leeuwenhoek which were published in the society's Transactions in the succeeding 50 years.Thus it was that the tiny constituents of the blood, the so-called red corpuscles (the erythrocytes), which carry oxygen about the body, were first seen and it was with similar rudimentary equipment that the cells concerned with the defenses of the body, . , the "white" or colorless corpuscles (the leukocytes) may have been observed, perhaps first by Malpighi and by Leeuwenhoek, but certainly by William Hewson. " Maxwell M. Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent (1980): Milestones on the Path of Progress (pp.7-11). Le cinquième article, qui ne figure pas dans la liste des publications de l'auteur établie par Clifford Dobell, est peut-être publié ici pour la première fois. Leewenhoek y décrit en particulier la déformabilité et l'agglutination des hématies. Il faut aussi noter que ces cinq articles font partie des 27 premières lettres de l'auteur, qui n'ont pas été publiées dans ses oeuvres complètes.In : GREW (Néhémiah) - BOYLE (Robert) - LEEWENHOECK (Antoni van)]. : ?Recueil d'expériences et d'observations sur le combat qui procede du mélange des corps. Sur les saveurs, sur les odeurs, sur le sang, sur le lait, &c. Tres-curieux & utile aux medecins & à ceux qui s'appliquent à la recherche de la nature, des qualitez & des proprietez de toutes sortes de corps.Paris, Estienne Michallet, 1679, KL-.8, (15), 262, (2), Frontispice, contemp. Calf. With gold tooled spine one wormhole, fine copy.Ouvrage exceptionnel, devenu très rare et recherché. Il comporte la traduction française de trois ouvrages d'éminents scientifiques du 17ème siècle. Le premier, intitulé Expériences sur le combat qui arrive du mélange de diverses liqueurs avec toutes sortes de corps (pp. 1-124) est la traduction du principal ouvrage de Nehemiah Grew dans le domaine de la chimie. Le deuxième ouvrage, intitulé Expériences [.] sur les saveurs et sur les odeurs (pp. 125-220) est la traduction de la première monographie consacrée à la physiologie d'organes des sens, oeuvre de Robert Boyle.Le dernier ouvrage, Observations faites avec le microscope sur le sang et sur le lait (pp. 221-262), le plus intéressant, correspond à la traduction de cinq articles de Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, publiés pour les quatre premiers d'entre eux dans les "Philosophical Transactions" de la "Royal Society". L'un de ces quatre articles (cf. Garrison & Morton, 860) comporte la première description valable des globules rouges. Les globules rouges entrevus probablement par Swammerdam et Malpighi, sont vraiment découverts et remarquablement décrits par Leewenhoek. (J.Bernard, Histoire illustrée de l'hématologie, p.19). C. Dobell, Antony van Leewenhoek and his "Little Animals" J. Bernard, Histoire illustrée de l'hématologie), pp. 19-20, 125, 184-185 Dreyfus, Some milestones in the history of hematology (12957), pp.7-9 cf. Printing and the mind of man, 166 "Arcana Naturae Detecta, 1696"Fulton, Robert Boyle, No. 130, First French Edition of "Mechanical Qualities (Tastes & Odurs).LEEUWENHOEK, Antonie van. 1632 - 1723 Microscopical observations concerning blood, milk, bones, the brain, spittle, and cuticula, etc. Phil. Trans., 9, 121-28 , 1674.Boyle - "The tracts on taste and smell are the first monographs in the history of physiological literature to be devoted to those special senses"!Bound in the front :GREW, NEHEMIAH: Anatomie des Plantes qui Contient Une Description exacte ed leurs parties 7 de leurs usages... Traduite de L'Anglois de Monsieur Grew de la Societé Royale.Paris: Lambert Roulland, 1675, 8, Engraved frontispiece [22] 1-215 [1-colophon] [12] pp. Fourteen (14) engraved plates inserted through text on unnumbered leaves plates that contain figures 3, 4, 5, 14 and figures 6, 7, 9, 11 are repeated and inserted into the text place appropriate for each figure. Engraved head-pieces including emblematic of botany for dedicatory Epistle, and three scenes as chapter headings: two men examining plants, two gardeners, two botanists with a microscope and nine engraved cul-de-lamps of varying size.This first French translation is important in the history microscopes as being the first publication to illustrate a tripod compound microscope. The images were not present in the first English edition of 1672. The two examples of microscopes are found in the engraved frontispiece where there is a small, but very early tripod compound microscope on the table next to Flora. In the vignette at the on the first page, 193, of the VIth chapter is a man using a compound microscope. The compound microscope in both images is most likely an Italian made at that period. It is important to note that Grew published his first Anatomy of plants book 10 years after the seminal work of Robert Hooke and the French edition is the first to illustrate a compound tripod microscope. LeFanu, Nehemiah Grew, #3, p.79

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        Actes et memoires des negotiations de la paix de Nimegue. 4 delen, Amsterdam/Nijmegen, Wolfgangk/Moetjens, 1679 (deel 1 en 2), 1697 (deel 3 en 4 in derde editie).

      12°, gebonden in 4 geheel perkamenten bandjes (24)+598+(12)+(10)+659+(22)+(12)+588+(12)+(16)+750+(16) pag. Geillustreerd met 2 uitslaande gravures van het interieur van de zaal in deel 2 en 3. In deel 2 enkele gecorrigeerde pagina's toegevoegd. Deel 4 bestaat uit twee gedeelten met tussengeplaatste titelpagina.

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        Tractaat van het excellenste kruyd thee (...) benevens een kort discours op het leven, de siekte en de dood, mitsgaders op de medicijne van dese tijd. 2e druk, vermeerdert (...) I Van de coffi II Van de chocolate. Mitsgaders van een apologie van den autheur tegens sijne lasteraars. , 216, , Hagen, 1679.

      Gebonden in fraaie (modern) half perkamenten band (34+367) pag. Met enkele tussentitels, alle d.d. 1679. Ingeplakte exlibri: E. Grendel en Van de Sande. B2065.

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        Trompe l'oeil still life with playing card and on wood

      - Rendered are: A placard about a cattle auction held in 1679 by the Heer van Waveren; a playing card (Jack of clubs); a frontispiece 'Facetieuses Inventions D'Amour et de Guerre Pour le divertissement des beaux Esprits' (after Francois Collignon and Stefano della Bella) and a portrait engraving of Franciscus Pona. Drawing in pen and black ink and watercolours on laid paper, x mm. Watermark: Pro Patria. Signed in image, lower right: 'W. Keerwolff'. Edges somewhat frayed, repaired tear along middle fold, two small stains, but otherwise in good condition.

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        A Treatise of Taxes and Contributions. Shewing the Nature and Measures of Crown-Lands, Assessements, Customs, Poll-Moneys, Lotteries, Benevolence, Penalties, Monopolies, Offices, Tythes, Raising of Coins, Harth-Money, excize, &c. With several intersperst discourses and digressions concerning warres, the Church, universities, rents & purchases, usury & exchange, banks & lombards, registries for conveyances, beggars, ensurance, exportation of money, wool, free-ports, coins, housing, liberty of conscience, &c. The same being frequently applied to the present state and affairs of Ireland.

      London: Obadiah Blagrave,, 1679. Quarto (203 x 152 mm). Recent full calf, spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco label, double blind-rule to boards with floral corner pieces, sprinkled edges. Title lightly dust soiled with the odd spot, natural paper flaw to margin of final preliminary leaf; a very good copy with generous margins, lower edge entirely uncut. Third edition of Petty's first economic treatise which "followed immediately after the Restoration, when changes in the methods of raising revenue were being discussed. The wide range of his survey is shewn by the headings printed on the title-page" (Keynes). This edition, a reprint of the second of 1667 with minor-corrections in the title-page, was published against Petty's wishes. "Written in the midst of urgent practical tasks, the Treatise was plainly occasioned by another question of great immediate importance - the reorganisation of the Revenue by the Restoration Parliament. However, in contrast to the many economic treatises written in defence of concrete interests, while professing to be unbiased theoretical pronouncements, Petty's work is even more remarkable for its theoretical digressions than for its acute and important analysis of its immediate subject. So far from making any claim to scientific detachment, it contains a devastating attack on his bêtes noires, the parasites on the body politic, primarily the clergy and the lawyers, but its greatest achievement is his searching treatment of the main problems of scientific economics. The book is brimful of brilliant ideas, although it inevitably suffers from the defects of its qualities - lack of system, prejudice and sometimes inconsistency. These blemishes cannot shake its position as one of the handful of first-rate economic treatises and a classic on its subject" (Strauss, Sir William Petty, Portrait of a genius, p. 176). "The Treatise on Taxes seems to be a straightforward discussion of the sources of public revenue, the forms of public expenditure, and of the best means of raising the one and disbursing the other... Petty's analysis... when it is summarized... includes a theory of value and wages, a theory of profit or surplus (which is in effect a theory of rent), a discussion of the value of land, and a theory of interest and foreign exchange" (Roll, pp. 102-3).

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        Quaresimale.

      Florence, Giacopo Sabatini, 1679. - Folio. (20), 747, (20) pp. With engr. frontispiece (C. Bloemart sc., C. Ferrus del.), half-page title woodcut, and numerous woodcut initials and vignettes. Contemp. vellum with gilt-stamped label to spine. Marbled pastedowns; all edges sprinkled. Rare first edition of this principal work of the Italian preacher and missionary, "tradotta quasi subito in francese, spagnolo, tedesco, inglese, greco e arabo, la più nota e la più importante del l'autore" (Libr. Vinciana). The fine frontispiece depicts St. Paul promulgating the faith on the Athens Areopagus. The title is followed by the author's dedication to Cosimo III, dated April 1679. - Splendid copy from the library of the Florentine patrician Galletti with his crowned library stamp on the title page. Attractive binding in perfect condition; interior clean and nearly spotless on good paper. Gamba 903. Parenti 457. Graesse VI, 341. Brunet V, 260. Libr. Vinciana 4854. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. Viz. The Faery Queen, The Shepherds Calendar, The History of Ireland, &c. Whereunto is added, An Account of his Life, With other new Additions, Never before in Print

      London: by Henry Hills for Jonathan Edwin, 1679, 1679. THE THIRD FOLIO EDITION OF "THE FAIRY QUEEN" AND THE SECOND COLLECTED EDITION OF SPENSER'S WORKS. 1 vol., 12-7/8" x 8-3/8", title-page printed in red and black, with the additional engraved frontis of Spenser's tomb, complete. Bound in contemporary full speckled dark calf over cords, rear hinge fine, front hinge just starting at top and bottom, covers firmly attached, head of spine rubbed with loss, with the original blank endleaves, internally clean and bright. A VERY GOOD copy in an un-restored contemporary binding. Wing S4965

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        1679 1st ed Works of Francis Bacon Baconiana Philosophy Medicine Moral Theology

      London : Printed by J.D. for R. Chiswell, 1679. First edition. - 1679 1st ed Works of Francis Bacon Baconiana Philosophy Medicine Moral Theology “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, one of the most famous English philosophers and scientists of the Renaissance. While most of his work deals with discovery, scientific method, and the scientific revolution, he did lean strongly toward Puritanism in his personal devotion. An extremely rare first edition printing of the works of Bacon under the title ‘Baconiana’. This work, published by Chiswell and edited by Thomas Tenison, is printed in five complete parts with separate title pages, each with Latin titles – ‘Politico-moralia’, ‘Physiologica’, ‘Medica’, ‘Theologica’, and ‘Bibliographica’. Item number: #1058 Price: $750 BACON, Francis Baconiana : or, Certain genuine remains of Sr. Francis Bacon. In arguments civil and moral, natural, medical, theological, and bibliographical ; now the first time published London : Printed by J.D. for R. Chiswell, 1679. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 270, 140 o Sections are bound in reverse of expected order, all complete • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm) 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! 1058 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tite et Berenice. Comedie heroique

      1679 - (4) ff. et 76 pp. Paris, Guillaume de Luynes, 1679, in-12, (4) ff. et 76 pp, maroquin rouge janséniste, dentelle dorée intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure (Cuzin), Seconde édition, partagée entre Guillaume de Luynes, Guignard, Loyson et Trabouillet. Bel exemplaire en maroquin signé de Cuzin. Petite fente à un mors, épidermure à la coiffe de tête. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ICONES BIBLICÆ VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI: FIGUREN BIBLISCHER HISTORIEN ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS [BIBLICAE]

      Augustae Vind [Augsburg: A Melchoire Kysel]. 1679-1680. (FT) Vellum binding. 4to. 245 leaves. 24 cm. First edition. In Latin and German. Five parts in one volume. Later Vellum with marbled endpages, gilt title on leather on spine, many pages throughout restored and repaired at time of vellum binding. The “Biblical Icons of the Old and New Testament” is engraved with 241 images throughout, except 4 leaves with dedication and a preface by Georgius Laub dated Jan. 1, 1680. Latin and German verses by Johannes Crophius are engraved on each leaf. There are also illustrated half-titles and title pages to each Testament, bordered half-titles to part two and three of the Old Testament and part two of the New Testament, with a concluding leaf for the Old Testament, and a final leaf dated 1679. A few of the engravings are signed: Melchior Küsell sculpsit. Subjects: Bible -- Illustrations. Bible -- Picture Bibles. Illustrated works -- 17th century. Engravings -- Germany -- 17th century. A copy sold at auction in 2011 for 1200 E-U-R. Vellum soiled, binding very steady. Pages restored, but heavily soiled, edges wavy and soiled. Slight wormholing at edge of a few pages. Text crisp, images crisp. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-5-17) .

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        Ars vitraria experimentalis oder Vollkommene Glaßmacher-Kunst. Samt einen II. Haupt-Theil. So in drey unterschiedenen Büchern, und mehr als 200 Experimenten bestehet.

      21 x 15,5 cm. 6 Blatt, 472 Seiten und 10 Blatt Register. Mit Porträt, Kupfertitel und 20 Kupfertafeln.(vollständig). Pergamentband der Zeit *Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1679 erschienenen Standardwerkes zur Glaserzeugung, es erschien noch bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. - "Ein Werk, das das gesamte Wissen der Glasmacherkunst seit der Antike zusammenfaßt und die Technik des Glasmachens bis weit in das 19. Jh. hinein beeinflußt ... Kunckel fügt es aus 3 Teilen zusammen: Er übersetzt und kommentiert die 7 Bücher des ihm wohlvertrauten Standardwerkes der Glasmacherei von A. Neri L'arte vetraria distinta in libri VII (1612), ebenso Chr. Merretts engl. Übersetzung von Neris Werk The Art of Glass (1662) und beschließt diesen immensen Erfahrungsschatz mit der Darstellung seines eigenen beträchtlichen Wissens und Könnens" (NDB XIII, 287f.). - Die Kupfer zeigen Glasbläserei in verschiedenen Stadien der Herstellung, Brennöfen (teils im Querschnitt) sowie Geräte und Instrumente des Glasmachens. - Meist gleichmäßig gebräunt, gelegentlich an den Rändern auch etwas stockfleckig, die letzten 3 Blatt am Oberrand etwas kanpp beschnitten. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar der frhen Ausgabe in einem zeitgenössischen Pegamenteinband.

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        JULII OBSEQUENTIS DE PRODIGIES LIBER: CUM ANNOTATIONIBUS LOANNIS SCHEFFERI ARGENTORATENSIS, ACCEDUNT CONR. LYCOSTHENIS SUPPLEMENTUM OBSEQUENTIS ITEM LIBORUM SCHEFFERO EDITORUM INDEX

      Amsterdam: Amacom. Very Good. 1679. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean leather with somewhat faded gilt title. Page edges dyed red. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Pictorial frontispiece and chapter headpiece. (167) , 156, (32) , C: 8. The 1st edition was printed by Lycosthenis in 1552. Livio created a Prodigior liber which explained many curious phenomena some which had been interpreted as UFO Sightings. Wonders, unexplained phenomena, Just starting at spine ends with covers firmly attached. Museum of French Art ink stamp. Occult, Magic. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 156 pages .

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        A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access to the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant of Arms. [Fifth Edition]. To which is added a Treatise of Honour Military and Civil, by Capt. John Logan (Analogia Honorum: Or, A Treatise of Honour and Nobility, According to the Laws and Customs of England.

      London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. Book. Good. Leather Bound. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Fifth edition. Contemporary calf boards, worn and chipped at the edges, rebacked spine and corners, with new cream coloured endpapers and pastedowns.. Not recently rebacked but I would estimate this was done c. 40 years ago. Rubs to the edges of the spine, spine ends, extremities. The binding is firm and sound. pp. frontis, [xii, including title page], 1-317, [ix]; Analogia Honorum (1677) [ii], 181, [ix]. All plates present as per Lowndes [73 plates], plus there are three additional portrait plates: 1. The Rt. Hon. Earl of Craven; 2. The Most Noble George Duke, Marquess and Earl of Buckingham, &c.; 3. Henry Somerset, Marques and Earl of Worcester, &c. 76 plates in total. 37.5cm. Portrait engravings are nice and clear and well-pressed. Guillim's Display of Heraldry contains hundreds of examples of arms throughout the text. One leaf is misbound - in the Honorum pp139-140 is bound in after pp. 140-141. One page in the Guillim is misnumbered; p. 204 is numbered p. 604. There is quite a lot of hand-colouring to the first section (Guillim) with a few touches of colour to the second part (not extensive). Most of the colouring is solely in yellow and quite neatly done. In the Guillim colouring is most significant on pages 18, 20, 24, 30-31, 35, 40-41, 43-44, 47-56, 58-70, 74, 77, 80, 85-94. Up to p. 175 colouring is solely in yellow; pages 176-77 have red and yellow colouring. After that, just yellow resumes (less frequently than in earlier pages). There is a little ink marginalia in the Honorum, p. 171. The Honorum has quite long tears to the bottom edge of p. 143-144, tear to bottom edge of one of the Achievements of Esqrs plates, and long tear to the top edge of another Achievements of Esqurs plates; also a long, partially repaired tear (old but neat repair) to the bottom edge of p. 79-80. In the Guillim, a tear to the bottom margin only of p. 123-124, some black smudge marks in the margins of p. 112, a few tiny burn holes or scorch marks to handful of pages; p. 57-58, 81-82, 109-110, 197-198; plus the same to just a couple of pages in the second half (Honorum). Overall a good, well-bound, solid and complete copy. Please contact us if you have enquiries or require further photographs. POSTAGE: A large and heavy volume. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - an additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard rate is likely to be expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount is on offer if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire..

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        Extra Notice. For San Francisco. Only 35 cts. per cubic foot on the Fastest Ship in the World. The Clipper Ship Andrew Jackson.

      The Andrew Jackson, a 1679 ton medium clipper, was built in Mystic in 1855. She was a fast sailer but, contrary to what this handbill would imply, set no records on any of her passages. On the date of the voyage advertised here - December 16, 1861 - her captain was Johnson. It is interesting to note that, just at this time, naval action in the Civil War was ramping up. The "Constitution" arrived at Ship Island at the mouth of the Mississippi River carrying the 26th Massachusetts Regiment to New Orleans, Great Britain began their embargo on US exports, and the naval blockade of the Confederate coast began to show results. This might explain the military theme of the handbill. However, despite the turmoil of the war, the text states that the Andrew Jackson might depart “by Christmas day, but certainly on or before the 1st of January.” The ship was sold to the British in 1863 and was lost in the Gaspar Straits in 1868. This handbill measures 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches and has a wonderful image of Jackson astride his horse, American flag behind, which also appeared on the 1862 clipper ship sailing card for the "Andrew Jackson." Interestingly, this iconic image was drawn (and signed) by George F. Nesbitt, who was also the printer of this handbill and of many clipper ship sailing cards. It is the only example of his artwork that I know of. Matted and framed, under glass. In Fine condition.

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        Description de la Grotte de Versailles. (Relié avec) : Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la galerie d'Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palais des Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine.

      Imprimerie Royale 1679 - in-folio (50 x 34,5 cm), veau havane marbré, dos à 6 nerfs orné du chiffre de Louis XIV et de fleurs de lys, triple filet encadrant les plats avec armes royales au centre, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). La Description de la Grotte de Versailles est illustrée de 20 planches gravées, les Ornemens de 29 planches. Quelques défauts et frottements, une planche brunie (voir photos). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Decree granting a salary to Johan Theodor, Baron of Friesheim, as chief bailiff and state prosecutor in 's-Hertogenbosch].The Hague, 2 April 1681. Folio (31.5 x 20.5 cm). Written in brown ink on paper, with the armorial seal of William of Orange stamped on a decorative paper cut-out over red wax.

      Decree signed by William of Orange, Stadholder of The Netherlands and future King William III of England, tranferring to Johan Diederik (or Theodo(o)r), 2nd Baron of Friesheim, recently appointed chief bailiff and state prosecutor in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch, all sources of income that had been previously bestowed on his predecessor, Johan Ruse, in total 330 guilders per year plus further unspecified emoluments. The document notes that Friesheim had been appointed to succeed Ruse on 5 October 1679. It is signed by William of Orange ("Guillaume de Orange") and Johan Pesters, a leading figure in William's entourage. Johan Ruse may have been the former Burgomaster of Maasstricht of that name, also known as Johannes Rusius, who was still living in 1668.In his teens or early twenties Johan Diederik had served as William of Orange's page and became a captain in the Dutch army in 1666. He was to serve many years under William of Orange, rising to the rank of Major General in 1701 and General in 1718. He gradually shifted into civilian life beginning in 1709 and ended his career as Governor of 's-Hertogenbosch, where he died in 1733. The earlier civilian post documented in the present decree is not recorded in the standard biographies, which note that little is known about Friesheim, in spite of his distinguished career and decorations for his military achievements under King William III.The document and complete paper and wax seal in very good condition, formerly folded and with some small holes in the blank second leaf where folds cross.

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        Het natuurlyk tover-boek, of 't nieuw speel-toneel der konsten. Verhandelende over de agt hondert natuurlijke tover-konsten, ... Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1686. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and over 50 woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary vellum.

      STCN (4 copies); cf. Landwehr, De Nederlander uit en thuis, pp. 148-50. Very rare third edition of easily the most popular Dutch conjuring book of the 17th and 18th centuries. It went through numerous editions, amusing generations of children as well as adults at home and at parties. Landwehr ascribes the book to Willem Goeree, who first published the book at Middelburg in 1679. Goeree probably choose the pseudonym Witgeest (white spirit) as a guarantee that the book contained white rather than black magic.This third edition explains about 800 conjuring tricks, including card tricks, mathematical tricks, making of glass, anamorphoses, camera obscura, memory tricks and many more. The last 48 pages contain recipes for perfumed soaps, cosmetics, etc.Slight browning, a few stains, fore-edge of frontispiece very slightly shaved, but still in good condition, with the endleaves never pasted down.

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        Pharmaceutice Rationalis: or, An Exercitation of the Operations of Medicines in Humane Bodies. Shewing the Signs, Causes, and Cures of most Distempers incident thereunto. In Two Parts. As also A Treatise of the Scurvy, and the several sorts thereof, with their Symptoms, Causes, and Cure

      Printed for T. Dring, C. Harper, and J. Leigh; London. , 1679. Poor+. Contemporaneous full calf. Worn, with a chip or two missing from spine calf (all as pictured). Sadly lacking plates IV & V and the top part of text leaf 15/16 (this leaf was devoted to describing that shown in the following plates - part of plate II, and a very small part of plate III, and plates IV and V verso. Also lacking final blank, one text leaf bears very minor hole. [24], 155, [1]; [8], 179, [1]; 56, [2] p., VI, VI leaves of plates.. Hard. Folio. 13". . Poor+. Illus. by 6 full page copper engraved plates `describing the several parts treated of` to each volume (vol` II missing two plates), .

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        Die gantze Erd-Kugel,

      Frankfurt: Johann David Zunner,, 1679. bestehend in den vier bekannten Theilen der Welt als, Europa, Asia, Africa und America sampt schönen neuen und accuraten Land-Karten nebenst einer Geographischen und Historischen Beschreibung... 4 parts bound in one, quarto (240 × 186 mm). Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine. Engraved allegorical frontispiece/title page with female figures with the attributes of the four continents, and 63 maps, 59 of them double-page, 5 folding. . Worm trails to both sets of endpapers, marginal worming to last three maps, vellum lightly rubbed and marked, else an excellent copy. First German edition of Sanson's handsome atlas portatif, translated from the French continental volumes published in 1648, 1652, 1655, and 1657. The collation resembles closely the 1683 edition with 62 engraved maps, here with 15 maps of the Americas, 13 of Europe, 17 of Asia, and 18 of Africa. Nicolas Sanson père (1600-1667) began as a military engineer, but was encouraged by his publisher Melchior Tavernier to become a cartographer. Originally he worked in his native town of Abbeville (he is sometimes referred to as Sanson d'Abbeville), later moving to Paris. Considered by many as the founder of the French school of cartography, his maps, although "not nearly as ornamental as the maps of the Dutch school", their embellishment being "confined to a title cartouche for each map… they are very clear and neat, pleasing to the eye and of handy format" (Tooley). Sanson founded a dynasty consisting of his sons Nicolas le fils and Guillaume, and two grandsons Adrien and Pierre Moullars. His son was responsible for the maps which comprise L'Europe, published in the year in which he was killed in the fighting of the Frondes. A very suitably-bound and appealing copy.

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        Historia da Igreja do Japa?, . . .Lisbon, Manoel da Sylva (vols. 1-2), Manoel Soares (vol. 3), 1749-1751. 3 volumes. 4to. With 5 folding engraved plates, 1 folding engraved map of Japan (28?42 cm) and 1 engraved illustration in the text. Contemporary tanned sheepkin, gold-tooled spines.

      Alt Japan Katalog 381; Cordier, Japonica, col. 401; for the map: Hubbard, Japoniae insulae 96. First and only Portuguese edition of Jean Crasset's Histoire de l'eglise du Japon (1679), the only edition in any language to include a map of Japan. Jean Crasset, a French Jesuit, based his work on François Solier's Histoire ecclesiastique des isles et royaumes du Japon (1627) and continued the account from 1624 to 1658. It gives an elaborate history of the Jesuit mission in Japan, beginning with Francis Xaver. The plates, by Miguel (Michel) le Bouteux, show Japanese costumes, the emperor's palace and an execution of Jesuit missionaries. Bouteux copied the map from a 1646 map of Japan titled "Japponiae nova" in Antonio Francisco Cardim's Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus , an illustrated history of Jesuit martyrdom in Japan. Manoel da Sylva published a Portuguese translation of Cardim's history in 1650, which most likely served as Bouteux's direct model. It includes a key locating 36 Jesuit colleges, residences, seminaries and churches.With bookplate and owner's entry. In very good condition, with only a tiny marginal worm hole in a couple leaves and a few leaves slightly browned. The bindings contain several small wormholes and the spines and corners are slightly damaged, but they are otherwise in good condition.

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        Witikindus. Sive de Witikindi . nec non libertatis Germanicae diuturno bello contra Carolum Magnum .

      Minden, auf Kosten von J. G. Seyler, gedruckt von Johann Piler, 1679. - Titel in Rot und Schwarz, mit großer gest. Druckermarke. 1 Bl., 51 S. - II. Reineccius, Reiner: Chronici Ditmari Episcopi Mersepvrgii . accessere de vita & familia Ditmari . Frankfurt, Andreas Wechel 1580. Titel und letztes Blatt mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. Mit einer Stammtafel. 6 Bll., 123 S., 3 Bll. - III. ders., Historia de vita et rebus gestis Viperti, marchionis Lusatiae, Burggrafii Magdeburgnesis, comitis Groicensis: auctore Monacho Pegauiensi. Et altera de bellis Friederici Magni . auctore Johann Garzone. Frankfurt, Andreas Wechel 1580. Titel mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. 2 Bll., 46 S. - IV. ders., Historia de vita et rebus gestis Adolfi II, comitis Nordalbingiae Holsatorum et Stormariorum . Excerpta de annalibus Helmod . In fine adiecimus è Crancij Saxoniae Synopsin . Frankfurt, Andreas Wechel 1580. Titel und letztes Blatt mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. 2 Bll., 18 S. - V. ders., Oratio de historia . Frankfurt, Andreas Wechel 1580. Titel mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. 2 Bll., 31 S. Prgt. d. Zt. 32 x 21 cm. VD17 23:231301Z und VD16 D 2094, H 3894, H 1793, R 891. - Interessanter Sammelband mit seltenen Biographien bzw. Darstellungen aus der Geschichte. - Einband etwas altersfleckig. Tls gebräunt, Titel von (II) stärker

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        Tapisseries du Roy ou sont representez les quatre elemens et les quatre sa

      à Paris: Chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679. Fine. Chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, à Paris 1679, in-folio (32,5x51cm), (2) 1p. ; 2pp.; 1p. ; 2pp. ; 5pp. ; 3pp. ; 2pp. ; 2pp., relié. - Second edition of this book published by the Royal Printing in 1670. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition de cet ouvrage publié pour la première fois par l'Imprimerie Royale en 1670, illustrée d'une vignette de titre aux armes de Louis XIV, de deux bandeaux dessinés par Bailly et gravés par Le Pautre, de deux lettrines signées par Le Clerc, de deux titres gravés, de 12 planches sur double page gravées par Le Clerc d'après Le Brun (dont quatre des tapisseries de l'histoire de Louis XIV) et de 32 emblèmes sur 16 feuillets. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge aux armes de Louis XIV, dos à sept nerfs richement orné, roulettes dorées sur les nerfs, caissons dorés contenant des fleurs de lys dorées avec en leur centre le chiffre de Louis XIV (deux L entrelacés surmontés d'une couronne), titre doré dans le second caisson, plats encadrés de deux séries de triples filets dorés, fleurs de lys dorées en écoinçons de l'encadrement central contenant les armes de Louis XIV, roulette dorée soulignant les coupes et les coiffes, roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques très habiles restaurations aux mors et dos. Les explications d'emblèmes entre les pages de texte sont absentes, donnant une pagination discontinue pour la partie texte. Une étiquette de bibliophile encollée sur la première garde blanche indique : « Le texte, imprimé sur papier de format plus petit que celui des planches a été remonté au grand format pour permettre la reliure. Il en est ainsi dans tous les exemplaires reliés à l'époque, comme celui-ci, en maroquin rouge aux armes du Roi Louis XIV. » Quelques annotations manuscrites (numérotation) au dos des planches. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Thomas Osborne, premier Duc de Leeds avec sa devise Pax in bello. Superbe exemplaire richement illustré de gravures au très bon tirage et établi dans une reliure en plein maroquin rouge aux armes de Louis XIV.

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        Varia Opera Mathematica...accesserunt selectae quaedam eiusdem Epistolae, vel ad ipsum à plerisque doctissimis viris Gallicè, Latinè, vel Italicè, de rebus ad Mathematicas disciplinas, aut Physicam pertinentibus scriptae

      Woodcut vignette on title, two engraved headpieces, five folding engraved plates, & woodcut diagrams in the text. 6 p.l., 210, [3] pp. Folio, early 19th-cent. half red morocco & red boards (minor browning), flat spine gilt. Toulouse: J. Pech, 1679. First edition, and now rare on the market; this copy belonged to Dominique François Jean Arago (1786-1853), the great French scientist who made important contributions to astronomy, electro-magnetism, and optics (see D.S.B., I, pp. 200-03). This book, Fermat's only substantial publication apart from his edition of Diophantus (both prepared and published posthumously by his son), contains the majority of Fermat's mathematical work. Included are Fermat's important researches on analytic geometry, developed concurrently with, but independently of, Descartes, as well as his method of maxima and minima, based upon which some have proclaimed Fermat the true first discoverer of the differential calculus. It also includes the first printing of Fermat's important correspondence with Pascal which founded the modern theory of probability. There is also correspondence with other contemporary mathematicians, including Mersenne, Roberval, Wallis, Digby, and Gassendi. Although Fermat published practically nothing during his lifetime, his work was freely communicated to others in correspondence and was profoundly influential. Descartes and Pascal notwithstanding, many scholars regard Fermat as the greatest of all 17th-century French mathematicians. Fermat (1601-65), was shy of publicity and reluctant to communicate his findings. As a result, his discoveries remained comparatively unappreciated until the 19th century when they catalyzed the development of modern algebra. The title-page is in Horblit's second state (no preference), while leaves a2 and e2 are in his first state (no preference). The rare portrait of Fermat, not present here, was also not found in the Horblit, Honeyman, or Norman copies. A small minority of copies have the portrait; it was printed in a much larger format than the book and was probably intended only for large paper copies, of which a few survive (e.g. one of the two BL copies). A very good and crisp copy. With the signature of Arago on the title-page (his sale, Paris, 1854, lot 824 "in-f. dem. m. r.") and with a slightly later note of an English collector "From the Library of F. Arago, H.S." ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 108-"The above, published after his death, first presented his work and correspondence." En Français dans le Texte 115. Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 6. Horblit 30-"Fermat is considered the father of the modern theory of numbers, and herald of differential calculus and analytical geometry.".

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        Historia da Igreja do Japaõ, . . .Lisbon, Manoel da Sylva (vols. 1-2), Manoel Soares (vol. 3), 1749-1751. 3 volumes. 4to. With 5 folding engraved plates, 1 folding engraved map of Japan (28×42 cm) and 1 engraved illustration in the text. Contemporary tanned sheepkin, gold-tooled spines.

      Alt Japan Katalog 381; Cordier, Japonica, col. 401; for the map: Hubbard, Japoniae insulae 96. First and only Portuguese edition of Jean Crasset's Histoire de l'eglise du Japon (1679), the only edition in any language to include a map of Japan. Jean Crasset, a French Jesuit, based his work on François Solier's Histoire ecclesiastique des isles et royaumes du Japon (1627) and continued the account from 1624 to 1658. It gives an elaborate history of the Jesuit mission in Japan, beginning with Francis Xaver. The plates, by Miguel (Michel) le Bouteux, show Japanese costumes, the emperor's palace and an execution of Jesuit missionaries. Bouteux copied the map from a 1646 map of Japan titled "Japponiae nova" in Antonio Francisco Cardim's Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus , an illustrated history of Jesuit martyrdom in Japan. Manoel da Sylva published a Portuguese translation of Cardim's history in 1650, which most likely served as Bouteux's direct model. It includes a key locating 36 Jesuit colleges, residences, seminaries and churches.With bookplate and owner's entry. In very good condition, with only a tiny marginal worm hole in a couple leaves and a few leaves slightly browned. The bindings contain several small wormholes and the spines and corners are slightly damaged, but they are otherwise in good condition.

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        Extra Notice. For San Francisco. Only 35 cts. per cubic foot on the Fastest Ship in the World. The Clipper Ship Andrew Jackson.

      The Andrew Jackson, a 1679 ton medium clipper, was built in Mystic in 1855. She was a fast sailer but, contrary to what this handbill would imply, set no records on any of her passages. On the date of the voyage advertised here - December 16, 1861 - her captain was Johnson. It is interesting to note that, just at this time, naval action in the Civil War was ramping up. The "Constitution" arrived at Ship Island at the mouth of the Mississippi River carrying the 26th Massachusetts Regiment to New Orleans, Great Britain began their embargo on US exports, and the naval blockade of the Confederate coast began to show results. This might explain the military theme of the handbill. However, despite the turmoil of the war, the text states that the Andrew Jackson might depart “by Christmas day, but certainly on or before the 1st of January.” The ship was sold to the British in 1863 and was lost in the Gaspar Straits in 1868. This handbill measures 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches and has a wonderful image of Jackson astride his horse, American flag behind, which also appeared on the 1862 clipper ship sailing card for the "Andrew Jackson." Interestingly, this iconic image was drawn (and signed) by George F. Nesbitt, who was also the printer of this handbill and of many clipper ship sailing cards. It is the only example of his artwork that I know of. Matted and framed, under glass. In Fine condition.

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        POPERY: GUNPOWDER-TREASON; KING JAMES HIS SPEECH [3 BOUND IN ONE VOLUME]

      For James Collins:: WALTER KETTIBLY:: HIS MAJESTY'S PRINTERS. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1679. Hardcover. POPERY OR THE PRICIPLES AND POSTIONS APPROVED BY THE CHURCH OF ROME [WHEN REALLY BELIEVED AND PRACTISED] ARE DANGEROUS TO ALL...By T. Ld Bishop of Lincoln. London: Printed by J. C. And Fr. Collins, for James Collins in the Temple-passage from Essex-street. MDCLXXIX. [Multiple editions in 1679. This has publication statement as above. Authored by Thomas Barlow. ] Wing B841. ESTC R13656. [4], 224 pp. Collation: [Imprimatur], [title], B-P8, in 8's. Margin occasionally narrow affecting signing/catchword of a few pages near end of Popery. ++ THE GUNPOWDER-TREASON WITH A DISCOURSE OF THE MANNER OF ITS DICOVERY…HORRID CONSPIRATORS...EXAMINATIONS, TRYALS AND CONDEMNATION...London, Printed by Tho. Newcomb, and h. Hills, and are to be Sold by Walter Kettilby… 1679. Wing B833. ESTC R17295. [4], 58, [2], 263, [1] pp. Coll. : [cancel imprimatur leaf], [title leaf], A3-D8, A-D8, f-f4, F-R8, in 8's, except for the 4-leaf signature “f. ” Leaf D8 is the title leaf of the 3rd work in the volume: KING JAMES HIS SPEECH TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GUNPOWDER-TREASON… London, Re-printed by His Majesty's Printers. M. DC. LXXIX. “Gunpowder-Treason” is from the same setting of type as the edition where the last numbered page is “191.” ESTC R209136. Wing B833. Chip to margin of pp25-26 of King James His Speech. The above 3 titles are bound as a single volume, contemp leather, scuffed, few weak points in bdg, corners rounded, modern notations to fep. Slight foxing, texts very good. Guy Fawkes; 0 .

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        Theatri Europäei, Das ist: Historischer Chronick Oder Wahrhaffter Beschreibung aller .Geschichten . von anno Christi 1629 biß auf das Jahr 1633. . sich zugetragen . . Der Ander Theil Zusammen getragen durch durch M. Johannem Philippum Abelinum. 6. Ausg.

      Frankf Matthäus Merian d Jü Casp Merian Th Matth Götz Erb nach 1679 - gest. Titel, 2 Bll. ( IV.), 724 SS., 10 Blatt (20 SS.) Register. Mit 61 Kupferstichtafeln, 51 Textkupferstichen ( Portraits ) und 8 kl. Textill.; gr.- 4°, Ganzpergamentbd. d. Zt. m. Rsch. u. goldgepr. RTit. Wüthrich, III, S. 126. - II. Band (1629 - 1633) von Johann Philipp Abelin, verbessert durch Johann Flitner. U.a. Karten von Europa, Deutschland, Pommern, Schlesien und Rügen. Eine mehrfach gefaltete Elbelauf-Karte von 2 Platten (1020mm x 173 mm). Unter den Ansichten Augsburg, Stralsund, Wollgast, Magdeburg, München und Leipzig ( Ansicht, Pläne, Schlacht). - Unter der Vielzahl von Porträts Karl Gonzaga v. Mantua, Maximilian Kurf. v. Bayern und Leopold Wilhelm Erzherzog v. Österreich. - Wenige Seiten etwas stärker gebräunt, die Kupferstiche in sehr gute Abdrucken. - Ein sehr guter Einzelband.

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        La ciudad de Barcelona por su syndico assiste, con justificación juridica, y politica, a su Colegio de los Boticarios defendiendo los Reales Privilegios, y Ordinaciones con que el dicho Colegio hasta hoy ha luzido y se ha governado: porque son conformes a la publica utilidad de los Eclesiasticos y Seglares; y assi piden, que los Regulares, se ajusten en la forma que el Derecho prescrive, a la observancia de los establecido, respeto del exercicio de la Arte Pharmaceutica. Satisfacion supererogatoria, A la pretension del Padre Prior, y Convento de Santa Cathalina Martyr del Orden de Predicadores, de esta ciudad.

      por Jacinto Andreu,, Barcelona, 1679 - Edición original de este impreso que recoge información histórica y legal sobre el impedimento que debe de usarse con la "botica" del Convento de Santa Catalina de Barcelona. En las páginas 73-74: Parecer del muy ilustre, y celebre Colegio de Dotores en Medicina de la Inclyta Universidad Literaria de Barcelona, traducido en lengua castellana. Dado en Barcelona a los 24 de Mayo del año de 1671. (sigue): Representacion hecha en escritos a los muy ilustres señores Concelleres de la Nobilissima ciudad de Barcelona, a los 17 de Marzo de 1679. Escudo de la ciudad de Barcelona grabado en madera en la portada. Letra capital xilográfica. 76 páginas. Anotaciones manuscritas de la época en los márgenes. 30,5x21 cm.

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        The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl, pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883

      Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant". Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean, untrimmed copy; 16 pages. Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.

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        1679 The Imitation of Christ, a Kempis. Binder - Padeloup, Louis XV Royal Binder

      Elzevir, Amsterdam 1679 - Bound by the bookbinder to King Louis XV, Padeloup, a beautiful 1679 Elzevir family edition of the seminal The Imitation of Christ (in Latin) by Thomas a Kempis, with Dutch Gilt endpapers. About the Binder- "Antoine Michel Padeloup was made binder to the king, Louis XV. (17I5—1748), in 1733, after Boyet’s death; he placed his mark on books belonging to Queen Maria Leczinska, the Dauphin, D'Hoym, Bonnier de la Mosson, and the Marquise de Pompadour. Padeloup is noted for good solid binding; the decorations he used, though poor in conception, are marvels of careful execution." (A History of the Art of Bookbinding, Brassington, 1884). Although this copy does not have a Padeloup ticket, an almost exactly matching board decoration is found on a Padeloup ticketed binding pictured in the 1935 publication, French Signed Bindings in the M. L. Schiff Collection (De Ricci, see example #13). About The Imitation of Christ - The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read Christian devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life. About the Elzevir Family Printing - "The fame of the Elzevir editions rests chiefly on the works issued by the firm of Bonaventure and Abraham. Their Greek and Hebrew impressions are considered inferior to those of the Aldines and the Estiennes, but their small editions in 12mo, 16mo and 24mo, for elegance of design, neatness, clearness and regularity of type, and beauty of paper, cannot be surpassed. the works that gave their press its chief celebrity are their collection of French authors on history and politics in 24mo, known under the name of the Petites Républiques, and their series of Latin, French and Italian classics in small 12mo. (1912 Encyclopedia Britannica) About the Book - Measures 131 x 75 x 19 mm. AEG (All Edges Gilt). Red morocco. In-12 (size). Outer roll tool. Inner dentelle, of small tools, simulating a hanging curtain with pendant tassles. Spine with five ribs and six compartments. In each compartment a central flower surrounded by dots, and small sprays of flowers; title in gilt on black morocco in one compartment. Possible Provenance The similarly tooled work in the 1935 catalog mentioned earlier belonged to Virginie Riccoboni. There is an annotated reference on the title page of our copy which may either refer to the Virgin Mary’s Annunciation, or may be a play on words to refer to both persons (as Mary was never in Paris). Virginie Riccoboni was also referred to as Flaminia (her stage name). Dutch Gilt Endpapers Surprisingly the Dutch Gilt Endpapers have been researched, and are attributable to Joseph Friedrich Leopold. Condition See pictures. Some rubbing with a dot on the front board, and a few marks. Corners are bumped with paste boards slightly exposed. Some color loss at joints and edges. I think I can see some leather polish in the pores. Gilt edges have faded a little. Inside there is a pencil note on the back of the free front endpaper "4 p 8 s ½". Black spot above title page in upper margin. Annotations in top margin of leaves A2 and A3. Ink dot at fore edge of pages of 40-43. Occasional spots of foxing and soiling (finger smudges along edges) throughout, light. A very handsome small work, whose beauty shows through as a testament to both Padeloup and the Elzevir family. 907 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum Libri qui extant. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Joannes Doujatius. Accessere Librorum omnium deperditorum Supplementa per Jo. Freinshemium, quae magna ex parte nunc primum prodeunt in lucem. 1: Decadis Prima; 2: Decadis I, Pars Secunda & Decadis II. Supplementum cum Indicibus; 3: Decas Tertia; 4: Decas Quarta et Quintae. [Ejemplar carente de los volúmenes 5 y 6].

      Paris: Parisiis, apud Fredericum Leonard, Regis, Serenissimi Delphini & Cleri Gallicani Typographum, 1679-1682 . Cinco partes en cuatro volúmenes en 4to. mayor; frontispicio grabado, 34 hojas, 544 pp. (i.e. 536) y una lámina plegada con dos mapas + portada, de pp. 545 a pp. 876 pp. y 191 pp., 39 hojas + 4 hojas., 620 pp. (i.e. 626), 25 hojas y dos láminas, una de ellas plegada + 5 hojas, 757 pp., 31 hs. Errores de paginación. Ejemplar limpio, con áplios márgenes. Encuadernación uniforme de época en piel. Lomeras con nervios y ornadas con dorados. Cortes pintados.

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        Italia Antiqua Cum Insulis Sicilia Sardegna & Corsica

      Parigi 1679 - Carta geografica dell'Italia Antica, disegnata da Nicolas Sanson, e stampata per la prima volta da M. Tavernier nel 1641. L'edizione che presentiamo è quella curata postuma dal figlio dell'autore, Guillaume, nel 1679, che coregge le ultime due cifre dell'anno nel cartiglio. La carta presenta due scale grafiche di miglia e di stadia, e margini graduati Incisione su rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Borri, pg. 134, n. 125 Dimensioni

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        Provinciale, (Seu Constitutiones Angliae,) Continens Constitutiones.

      1679 - Copy of a Principal English Treatise on Canon Law Owned by a Liturgical Scholar and the Bishop of Bombay [Lyndwood, William (c.1375-1446)]. [Badius, Josse (1462-1535), Editor]. Provinciale, (Seu Constitutiones Angliae,) Continens Constitutiones Provinciales Quatuordecim Archiepiscoporum Cantuariensium, Viz. A Stephano Langtono ad Henricum Chichleium; Cum Summariis Atque Eruditis Annotationibus, Summa Accuratione Denuo Revisum Atque Impressum. Auctore Gulielmo Lyndwood, J.U.D. Officiali Curiae Cantuariae, dein Privati Sigilli Custode, Demum Episcopo Menevensi. Cui Adjiciuntur Constitutiones Legatinae d. Othonis, Et d. Othoboni, Cardinalium, & Sedis Apostolicae in Anglia Legatorum, Cum Profundissimis Annotationibus Johannis de Athona, Canonici Lincolniensis. Huic Editioni nunc Primum Accesserunt Constitutiones Provinciales Antedictorum Archiepiscoporum, & Aliorum, Sine Glossematis in Ordinem Digestae. Omnia ab Innumeris, Quibus Undique Scatebant, Erroribus Atque Mendis Purgata ac Restituta. Oxford: Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ric. Davis, 1679. [64], 356, 155, [21], 77, [3] pp. Main text in parallel columns with linear glosses. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, corners repaired, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced, lower portion of p. 77 (blank portion below text) and following rear endleaf renewed. Moderate rubbing and light scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing. Numerous annotations and bookseller descriptions of different editions of this work to front and rear endleaves by Christopher Wordsworth, annotations and underlining to a few leaves of text. A leaf of notes in Wordsworth's hand and a 1950 letter from a bookbinder laid in. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to verso of title page. An appealing copy with interesting associations. * Later edition. Main text followed by nineteen-page, two-part index (Tabula). Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155-1228] to that of [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Six Voyages en Turque, en Perse, et aux Indes. Pendant l'espace de quarante ans Premiere [and] Deuxieme Partie [together with] Recueil de plusieurs Relations Et Traitez singukliers & curieux de J. B. Tavernier

      [Amsterdam?:] suivant la copie imprimée à Paris, 1679 - 3 volumes, duodecimo (153 × 92 mm). Late 18th-century crimson straight-grain morocco, title gilt direct to spine, flat bands, triple fillet gilt panels to compartments, French fillet panels with rosette cornerpieces to boards, single rule edge-roll, all edges gilt, French blue and cream silk head- and tailbands, French blue silk page-markers, marbled endpapers, gilt palmette roll to turn-ins. Some very slight rubbing to the joints, corners, head- and tailcaps, light toning, occasional spotting, a few small marginal tears, no loss of text, map of Japan slightly torn on a fold, but overall an extremely pretty set. Vol. I with engraved half-title and 9 plates, all but one folding; vol. II with 25 plates, of which 19 are folding, illustration to the text; Receuil with portrait frontispiece and 8 folding plates, double-folding map of Japan and folding map of Tonkin. (Copies have been recorded recently with 42, 44, and 45 plates, this copy has all of those listed in the plate lists, and a considerable number in addition, where multiple images on the same subject are indicated.) Book labels of Sefik E. Atabey to the front pastedowns. First small format edition, following the quarto firsts of Les Six Voyages (1676) and Recueil (1678); a beautifully presented set of this highly desirable edition of the voyages of this "most famous among the 'business travellers'" (Speake). Tavernier made six trips to Asia in search of fine jewels – the 112 carat diamond that he purchased at Golconda became Louis XIV's famous French Blue, and was later re-cut to reappear as the notorious Hope Diamond – and his records of business practices, commodities and currencies must have been carefully studied by all who were planning expeditions to the East. However, he was also a man of wide ranging interests and keen observation, studying the history, politics, religions and cultures of the countries that he visited, and giving excellent accounts of, among other things, the practices of Hinduism; the history of the Moghul empire; and the workings of the Ottoman court: "He has a straightforward style and makes no attempt to generalize or philosophize." Tavernier's was a direct and readable record, and was understandably extremely popular. The text is enhanced by the plates, which are crisply cut and full of detail, covering all aspects of his narrative, including views of Baghdad and Kandahar; Tavernier's passeport, or firman, from Shah 'Abbas II; a royal funeral procession in Tonkin; precious stones acquired in India; a fakir; the currencies of India, Persia and Japan; an Indian katara, or push dagger; and the splendid map of Japan showing the Stations of the Tokaido. Atabey 1201 (this copy, wrongly recorded as having 42 rather than 44 plates; binding illustrated); Brunet V, 681; Howgego, I, T14; Weber II, 277; this edition not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Legitimacy Of Amicia, Daughter Of Hugh Cyveliok Earl of Chester...

      1679. Interesting for Its Discussion of Early Common-Law Authorities on Marriage Mainwaring, Sir Thomas [1623-1689]. The Legitimacy Of Amicia, Daughter Of Hugh Cyveliok Earl Of Chester, Clearly Proved. With Full Answers to All Objections that Have at Any Time been Made Against the Same. London: Printed for Sam. Lowndes, 1679. [x], 171, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary speckled calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine, marbled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, boards beginning to separate, but secured by cords. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, small piece excised from rear endleaf, internally clean. * Only edition. A sequel to the author's A Defence of Amicia. The 8-page preface gives a useful account of the endless pamphlet-war that following the publication of Defence in 1673, including an account of the controversy itself and the publications of Mainwaring's opponent, Peter Leicester. Amicia, the author's grandmother, was the wife of Ralph Mainwaring. Leicester, another descendant of Amicia, claimed that she was a bastard. This tract, like the others, is of legal interest for its discussion of the early common law authorities on marriage. Both authors had been students at Gray's Inn. The issue was eventually decided in Mainwaring's favor. OCLC locates 13 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Ohio State). English Short-Title Catalogue R21678.

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        Il maneggio dell’armi moderno... Con un breve Compendio sopra le Guardie, Quartieri, Fortificazioni, ed Artiglierie

      per Gioseffo Longhi, 1679. 12mo (cm. 14,7), 6 cc.nn., 179(1) pp. Cartonato rustico antico con titolo ms. al ds. Mancanza di cm. 2,5 al margine inferiore delle prime sei carte (senza alcuna perdita di testo). Nel complesso bell’esemplare. Vinciana n. 1436 (in nota).

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        Two Conferences: One Betwixt a Papist and a Jew, the Other Betwixt a Protestant and a Jew: In Two Letters from a Merchant in London, to his Correspondent in Amsterdam.

      Tho. Parkhurst, 1679. No Binding. Good. Contains conference between Papist and a Jew only. Missionary tract. Judaica. (2), 30pp. Richard Mayo (c1630-1695) was a clergyman and ejected minister. "Under the initials N. H., Mayo published 'A Conference betwixt a Papist and a Jew' (1673) and 'Two Conferences '(1677); the latter enjoyed at least six editions, that of 1754 bearing the title 'Two Disputations Concerning the Messiah'. In both Mayo argued that the Church of Rome, with its 'lying wonders and feigned miracles', gave a 'stab to the Christian Faith' by discrediting the best evidence that Jesus was the Messiah, the miracles he and his immediate followers performed". - ODNB Condition: Disbound. Some repairs to the guttering. Occasional tide mark. Small hole in the title page under the word 'his'. Some very light scattered foxing and occasional mark. Stab holes to the gutter. Small pencil inscription to tile page verso.

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        THE COMPLETE SEVEN PARTS - Philosophical collections, containing an account of the physical; anatomical, chymical, mechanical, astronomical, optical, or other mathematical and philosophical experiments and observations as have lately come to the publisher hands. . .

      London: [John Martyn], Moses Pitt, and Richard Chiswell, 1679. FIRST EDITION. With 7 engraved plates (6 folding). Bound together in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked; some top margins trimmed closely with occasional loss of page number only. First edition of the missing Philosophical collections, printed in a very small edition, and now exceptionally rare. The death of the Royal Society's secretary, Henry Oldenburg, in 1677 interrupted the publication of the Philosophical transactions. These scientific papers, edited by Hooke, were issued to fill the void in the Royal Society publication from the last number of the Philosophical transactions in 1679 until it resumed again in 1682/3. Hooke, who was also Curator of Experiments, contributed a couple of important papers, including An optical discourse, which proposed treatment for near-sightedness, and A mechanical discourse. . . . Other landmark papers include: Leeuwenhoek's announcement of the "discovery of spermatozoa"; Lana's "flying chariot"; Borelli's De motu musculorum; Tyson's Anatomy of a porpess (sic); and astronomical observations by Hevelius, Flamsteed, and Cassini on the eclipse of Jupiter by the moon in 1679 and 1681. In addition, discoveries by Moxon, Malpighi, Thomas Burnett, Edmund Halley, Bernoulli, and Leibniz are included.The plates illustrate, inter alia, Bernier's flying machine, Borelli's underwater breathing apparatus, and a new lamp invented by Robert Boyle. William Brigg's A new theory of vision, a discussion of the optic nerves, is accompanied by a plate illustrating a dissected eye; this detailed physiological study of vision motivated Newton to republish it in 1685 with his own introduction. According to Keynes, Robert Hooke, p. 48, the Philosophical collections must have circulated in much smaller numbers. All issues of this collection are scarce, and complete sets of seven numbers extremely uncommon.

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        DESCRIPTION de la GROTTE de VERSAILLES

      A Paris, De L'Imprimerie Royale, Par Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, M. DC. LXXIX (1679).. FIRST EDITION 1679, text in French and Latin. Folio, approximately 520 x 380 mm, 20½ x 15 inches, 20 engraved plates, 3 double page, letterpress title with large engraved printer's device with royal coat-of-arms and 12 pages of text, page 12 being the Imprimatur or Licence Leaf, large engraved headpiece to first page and a pictorial initial, bound in full old vellum, with gilt lettered leather label to spine. Vellum stained and dusty, slight shelf wear to edges and corners, title page and following 4 leaves have top margins repaired, no loss of text, some pale browning to margins and an occasional small spot, offset from plates to blank side of the preceding plate, all plates and text mounted on stubs, small engraved armorial bookplate to pastedown. A very good copy. Andre Felibien was the Royal Historiographer of buildings, arts and manufacture. "The Grotte representing the dwelling of the sea goddess Thetis, was designed by Charles Perrault and constructed in the north parterre of the chateau of Versailles... Scholars, historians, and art historians of Versailles have long appreciated André Felibien's Description de la Grotte as a panegyric account of one of the most celebrated monuments of Louis XIV's first garden program for Versailles.1 The Grotto of Thetis, begun c. 1664/5 and completed c. 1674, was destroyed in 1682 in preparation for the extension of the northern wing of the château. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Augustini Barbosae, I.V.D. Lusitani, Protonotarii Apostolici, & Sacrae Congregationis Indicis Consultoris, Nvnc Electi Episcopi Vgentini; Tractatus De Canonicis, Et Dignitatibus. Aliisque inferioribus Beneficiariis Cathedralium, & Collegiatarum Ecclesiarum, eorumque officiis, tam in Choro, quam in Capitulo Cum Summariis, Et Indicibus Copiosis. AND Augustini Barbosae, I.V.D. Lusitani, Protonotarii Apostolici, Olim S. Congregationis Indicis Consultoris, & insignis Ecclesia Vimaranensis Thesauruy maioris, Demum Episcopi Ugentini, et a Consiliis D. Phillpi IV. Hispaniarum Regis Catholici: Pastoralis Solicitudinis sive de Officio, et Potestate Parochi Tripartita Descriptio: Cuius partes singulas earumque materias, methodo noua, atque expedita pe

      Laurentii Arnaud, Petri Borde, Joannis, & Petri Arnaud, Lugduni (Lyon) 1679 - Embossed leather/boards. 5 highly-raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and lettering. Red speckled page edges. (4) + 263 + (32); and (4) + 293 + (38). Both title pages with red/black lettering and bw illus. Typeset in two columns. Text in Latin. Two titles bound in the same volume. The 1679 publication is first, and the 1665 publication is second. Barbosa was a prolific Portuguese writer on canon law. His work included dictionary-type surveys of the legal elements. His works fill at least 30 volumes. They show intimate acquaintance with authors, sources, and controversial questions. VG, clean and tight pages. A line of old handwriting (fountain pen?) at top of title page. Front board beginning to detach at bottom. Small, white ex-lib. numbers on lower spine. General scuffing to covers and wear to edges/corners. Ex libris Rev. Joannis Shanahan (most likely Bishop John Shanahan of the Harrisburg, PA Catholic Diocese, 1899-1916). Worm holes on ffep and half title. Some age toning on text columns of pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Legitimacy Of Amicia, Daughter Of Hugh Cyveliok Earl of Chester...

      1679. Interesting for Its Discussion of Early Common-Law Authorities on Marriage Mainwaring, Sir Thomas [1623-1689]. The Legitimacy Of Amicia, Daughter Of Hugh Cyveliok Earl Of Chester, Clearly Proved. With Full Answers to All Objections that Have at Any Time been Made Against the Same. London: Printed for Sam. Lowndes, 1679. [x], 171, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary speckled calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine, marbled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, boards beginning to separate, but secured by cords. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, small piece excised from rear endleaf, internally clean. $500. * Only edition. A sequel to the author's A Defence of Amicia. The 8-page preface gives a useful account of the endless pamphlet-war that following the publication of Defence in 1673, including an account of the controversy itself and the publications of Mainwaring's opponent, Peter Leicester. Amicia, the author's grandmother, was the wife of Ralph Mainwaring. Leicester, another descendant of Amicia, claimed that she was a bastard. This tract, like the others, is of legal interest for its discussion of the early common law authorities on marriage. Both authors had been students at Gray's Inn. The issue was eventually decided in Mainwaring's favor. OCLC locates 13 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Ohio State). English Short-Title Catalogue R21678.

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