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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." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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      Suivant la copie imprimee à Paris, no printer or place, 1679.. pendant l'espace de quarante ans, et par toutes les routes que l'on peut tenir; accompagnes d'observations generales sur la qualite, la religion, le gouvernement, les coutumes et le commerce de chaque pays, avec les figures, le poids & la valeur des monnoyes qui y ont cours. 3 volumes, complete set, all three title pages dated 1679, possibly a pirate edition published in Amsterdam, French text, 12mo, approximately 155 x 92 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, (first published as a 4to in 1676-77, the first 12mo edition appeared in 1678). First and second parts in Volumes I and II: Premiere partie. Ou il n'est parle que de la Turquie & de la Perse -- Seconde partie. Ou il est parle des Indes & des isles voisines (from title pages). The third volume has the title: Recueil de plusieurs Relations et Traitez singuliers & curieux de J.B. Tavernier qui n'ont point este mis dans ses six premiers Voyages, with a final part starting after page 370 with title page dated 1679: Nouvelle Relation de l'interieur du Serrail du Grand Seigneur (first published separately in 1675). Volume I: engraved pictorial half-title, 1 single page plate, 8 folding engraved plates, 2 of which not listed; pages: (34), 1-782, (10); Volume II: 1 single page plate and 9 folding plates all listed plus 17 unlisted plates, 11 folding and 6 singles, 2 small text illustrations, pages: (8), 1-616; Volume III: engraved portrait by H. Cause after the Table at the front, folding engraved map of the islands of Japan, another of Tonkin, and 8 folding plates (no plate list in Volume III but our copy collates to other copies of this date), pages: (8), 1-564, (4). A total of 48 plates of which 38 folding, many very interesting, views and customs, plans of Baghdad and Kandahar, one of a snake, some of the different currencies and some of precious stones. Bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands with gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettering and volume numbers to spine, speckled edges. Bindings slightly worn at extremities, some corners showing cardboard at tips, hinges rubbed with small splits to head and tail on most, hair-line cracks to surface of spines, tiny shallow chip to tail of spine of Volume III, endpapers lightly browned at edges, very occasional pale damp staining including on a few plates, occasional light spotting mainly to margins, otherwise contents clean, small neat old repair to blank fore-edge of 1 folding plate, small closed tear to inner margin of 1 folding plate, another to lower margin of 1 single plate, both neatly repaired. A good set of a rare early travel book, complete with all plates and maps required and as usual a number of extra ones. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605 – 1689) was a French diamond merchant, traveller and pioneer of diamond trade with India, known for travels through Persia. Les Six Voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1676) became a very well known and popular work. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant travelling at his own expense, covered according to his own account, 180,000 miles (290,000 km) over the course of forty years and six voyages. Though he is best known for the discovery and sale of the 118-carat blue diamond that he subsequently sold to Louis XIV of France in 1668, his writings show that he was a keen observer of his time as well as a remarkable cultural anthropologist, studying the history, politics, religions and cultures of the countries that he visited. He describes Hinduism, the history of the Moghul empire and the practices of the Ottoman court, the trade in precious stones in India. See Atabey, Volume II, 1201; Howgego, Encyclopaedia of Exploration to 1800, T14; Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume II, 6505. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        News from Ireland. being, The Examination and Confession of William Kelso, a Scotch Rebel, taken in Ireland, whether he fled, after the Defeat of the Rebels in Scotland; before George Rawdon, Esquire; Out of His majesties Justices of the Peace there. Also A Letter from C. George MacCartney, Giving an Account of several Barks full of Scotch Rebels, seen coming from Scotland to Ireland. Together with a Proclamation set out by the Duke of Ormond, for their Apprehension

      n.p. [London?]: s.n, "Printed in the Year 1679" n.p. [London?]: s.n, "Printed in the Year 1679". (BOTHWELL BRIDGE, BATTLE OF) Folio (32 cm). 4pp. Unbound, partly separated at fold. Wing N972 . The context here is the late-breaking news of the crushing defeat of he Scottish Covenanters at the Battle of Borthwell Bridge, on June 22, 1679, by government troops under the Duke of Monmouth, only 5 days prior the the publication of these relaed events. Several hundred Covenanters were killed, 1,200 were taken prisoner and marched off to Edinburgh, but several -- like William Kelso -- fled to Ireland. His capture and examination is recounted here; a report several boats of rebels sailing to Ireland; and a call for their apprehension by Ormond Viceroy of Ireland, on June 30 After the battle, the surviving Covenanters were ruthlessly pursued and killed, and many banished to America

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. All in one Volume. Published by the Authors Original Copies, the Songs to each Play being added

      London: Printed by J. Macock for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot, 1679. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. SCARCE. Although this is the second edition of this collection of Beaumont and Fletcher';s Renaissance Comedies and Tragedies, it is considered the definitive edition because it includes a number of works that were not included in the 1647 folio.  This edition also includes actor lists and the songs that accompanied the plays. Bound in brown three quarter leather with marbled brown paper covered boards.  There is a leather title label in the second of five compartments with gilt title. There have been repairs to the leather over time and there are many scuffs and rubbing to both the spine and boards. The hinges are cracked but the text block is firm and tight. The frontispiece and the title page have been mounted in.  The title page has a narrow two inch tear on bottom right. The interior pages are clean with minor foxing and browning on many pages that do not affect the text. A previous owner has written in corresponding page numbers on the contents page in antiquated ink. There is a dark brown spot and tiny hole on one leaf.  Still in reasonably nice condition. The pagination runs to page 578, and then the numbering starts anew with the play The Queen of Corinth, and continues to page 557. .

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        Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. All in One Volume

      London: Printed by J. Macock for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Abrasions on lower board. Minor joint cracking at spine head. Rebound. Several mispaginations. Lacks portrait page. Title page repaired. Damp staining to lower half of first 20 pages and lower corners fragile with tears from lower edge. Some scattered staining throughout. Two heraldic bookplates on paste-down of R. Halford and Edmundus Parker. Contents tight. 1679. [Second Edition]. Leather cover. 380mm x 240mm (15" x 9"). x,578pp; 557pp. Francis Beaumont [1584-1616] was a dramatist and collaborated with John Fletcher. John Fletcher [1579-1635] also collaborated with Shakespeare. The first folio of plays published in 1647 had 35 plays. This 1679 edition has another 18 added making a total of 53. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Metamorphoses d'Ovide en rondeaux imprimez et enrichis de figures par ordre de Sa Majesté, et dediez à monseigneur le dauphin. ["Lettre de m. Le Brun a m. de Benserade"]

      Amsterdam : Chez Abraham Wolfgang, MDCLXXIX (1679)., 1679. Book. Good. Hardcover. 7 pp., leaf, 462, [6] pp. : illustrated ; 16 cm. ; Signatures: *3,*4, A2-V4 ; Contains the 226 finely executed engravings by Le Clerc and Chauveau copied from the Paris edition of 1676./ Printer's device on title page. ; OCLC: 14105813 ; LC: PA6523. M2 ; "Lettre de M. Le Brun a M. de Benserade" as preface ; contemporary banded leather, with gold lettering and tooling, much worn ; an ink stain on front ep ; presentation label from previous owner on front ep ; anagrams in ink on title page ; page 21/22 contains a tear through the whole of the middle section ; some tears in other pages, but all plates appear to be present ; first signature loose ; only 8 copies held in libraries worldwide ; scarce ; G.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        Novissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

      [Amsterdam: Jansson, circa 1679]. Copper-engraved map with original colouring. In good condition, with some expert repairs to center fold and adjacent splits. 19 3/4 x 23 inches. A beautifully coloured double- hemisphere map from the Golden Age of Dutch cartography This richly coloured and ornamented world map appeared at the zenith of Dutch mapmaking when aesthetics and geographical science played equal parts in cartography. The rich marginal surround of seasonal and astrological figures so handsomely and cleverly constructed here was intended to be both beautiful and meaningful, placing the world in a larger, cosmological context, the way we would now in maps of the solar system. The zodiacal circuit, fancifully depicted and actually not strictly in sequence, represents the succession of months and years, as well as the supernatural element in the course of events. Geographically, this is the world as known to the most active seafarers of the 17th century, and represents the stunning national achievement. It is a monument to both Renaissance open-mindedness and to the emerging Dutch nation. The image of Australia and the Pacific, for instance, is based on knowledge gained during Abel Tasman's mid-17th century voyage. The world map invariably appeared at the beginning of an atlas and served to indicate the importance of the undertaking and the high aesthetic standard to which it was conducted. It was also a statement of pride in civilized accomplishment. The world, so it seemed, belonged to those who understood what it was and what it looked like. One looked to the maps inside the atlas to see what was known in detail. So the world map was intended to serve not so much for general information as it was to establish a tone, a sense of the importance of the momentous change in man's understanding and possibilities that had occurred. For nearly a century the Visscher family dominated Amsterdam's map trade. Claez Jansz Visscher (1587-1652) founded the business at the beginning of the seventeenth century, establishing the firm near the workshop of the great Dutch publisher Pieter van der Keere. At this time he produced a few separately published maps but his first major atlas was completely comprised of maps printed from van der Keere's old plates. The business was continued by Visscher's son and grandson who went by the names Nicholaes Visscher I (1618-1679) and Nicholaes Visscher II (1649-1702). During their lifetimes they issued a great quantity of atlases, which they consistently updated and revised with the latest cartographic discoveries. Elizabeth Visscher, the widow of Nicholaes II, continued the business after her husband's death and published both an Atlas Minor and an Atlas Major in many revised editions. The business eventually was acquired by Peter Schenk (1660-1718), who continued to republish the Visscher plates until his death in 1718. Shirley World 486.

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      - PARTE I. ENTREPRESA, E RESTAVRAÇAÕ de Pernambuco & das Capitanias Confinantes. VARIOS, E BELLICOS SVC,ESSOS ENTRE PORTUGUESES E BELGAS.ACONTECIDOS PELLO DISCURSO DE VINTE E QUATRO ANNOS, E tirados de noticias, relações, & memorias certas. COMPOSTOS EM FORMA DE HISTORIA pello Muyto Reverendo Padre Pregador Géral Fr. Raphael de Iesus Natural da muyto Nobre, & sempre Leal Villa de Guimarães. RELIGIOSO DA ORDEM DO PRINCIPE DOS PATRIARCHAS S. BENTO PROFESSO NA SUA REFORMADA CONGREGAC,AM DE Portugal, & nella D. Abbade do Insigne Mosteyro de S. Bento de Lisboa este presente anno de 1679. OFFERECIDOS A IOAÕ FERNANDES VIEIRA CASTRIOTO LVSITANO E POR ELLE DEDICADOS AO SERENISSIMO PRINCIPE D. PEDRO DA LUSITANA MONARCHIA. LISBOA. Na impresaõ de António Craesbeeck de Mello Impressor de Sua Alteza Anno. 1679. In fólio de 26x20 cm. Com (xviii)-701-(47) pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro. Restauro interior com guardas novas. Ilustrada com um magnifico frontispício gravado em chapa de cobre, tendo ao centro em oval, o retrato de João Fernandes Vieira ladeado de várias figuras simbólicas e do seu brasão. Exemplar com margens aparadas. Folha de rosto com assinaturas de posse (sem afectar o texto); e pequena falhas junto ao pé. Portada decorativa com restauros marginais grosseiros. Obra raríssima especialmente quando apresenta o frontispício gravado; e muito importante para a história do Brasil. JOÃO FERNANDES VIEIRA nasceu em 1602 na Ilha da Madeira (no Funchal ou numa das freguesias do seu concelho) e morreu em Olinda (Brasil) em 1681. Viajou para o Brasil com 11 anos de idade e começou a sua carreira militar em 1630. Apesar de durante a ocupação holandesa ter sido feito pelos mesmos capitão (ritmeester) de uma companhia de cavalaria e membro da assembleia legislativa que o Conde de Nassau convocou em 1640 a guerra generalizada levou-o à prisão. Em 1642 começaram as conversações para a sublevação e em 1645 tomou armas com os restantes moradores de quatro capitanias e aclamaram a liberdade. Durante a ocupação holandesa subsidiou exércitos próprios e da coroa, sem ser compensado monetariamente na totalidade. A sua heroica acção militar no Brasil, estendeu-se a Angola onde chegou com 2 navios e duzentos homens em socorro da cidade de Luanda. A defesa da religião católica levou o Papa Inocêncio X a conferir-lhe o título de «Restaurador da Religião Católica no Brasil». Vieira era dono de 3 engenhos de açúcar e de 1500 escravos, adquiriu uma grande fortuna e muitas benesses régias. Na sua descendência contam-se filhos ilegítimos de "uma mulher que tinha raça do gentio da Guiné". No frontispício da obra de Rafael de Jesus ? gravada por Clemente Billingue - figura o retrato do herói e o seu brasão com as armas de Dornelas cortadas de Moniz que era o selo que utilizava. Samodães, 1632. Bibliotheca Brasiliensis (Maggs Bros.), 158. Inocêncio VII, 48 "R. RAPHAEL DE JESUS, Monge Benedictino, Procurador geral e D. Abbade em varios mosteiros da sua congregação, e Chronista mór do reino por alvará de 11 de Novembro de 1681. Foi natural de Guimarães, e m. no convento de S. Bento de Lisboa a 23 de Dezembro de 1693, contando 79 annos de edade e 64 de religioso. A procura que para o Brasil tiveram os exemplares d'este livro (apezar dos seus defeitos, de que logo falarei) os fez subir de preço passando de 800 ou 960 réis, porque se vendiam em tempos antigos, a valer quantias triplicadas e como se tornassem difficeis de achar no mercado, isto animou o livreiro J. P. Aillaud, estabelecido em París, a emprehender por sua conta uma nova edição. Em vista da sua nitidez e merito typographico) não fizeram baixar o preço dos da edição antiga, que continuam a ser procurados, e vendidos pelas quantias a que tinham uitimamente subido". Borba de Moraes, 427. "The Castrioto Lusitano is a laudatory work to Fernandes Vieira, whose portrait appears in the center of the engraved frontispiece. The nickname Castrioto which Raphael de Jesus gives to Vieira a

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Tractatio med. curiosa de Ortu & Occasu Transfusionis Sanguinis... -

      Nürnberg, Zieger, 1679.Small 8vo. Contemp. marbled boards; corners worn, extremities of spine defective. With an engr. frontispiece. (26), 112, (4) pp.; a fresh copy. First (only ?) edition of one of the earliest treatises on blood transfusions and its history. Mercklin, a German doctor, describes the attempts of some contemporaries, such as Andreas Libavius, Giovanni Colle, Richard Lower, J. B. Dennis, etc., and examines various kinds of transfusions (also from animals to man!). It is not surprising, however, that in view of the knowledge of the time, he emphasizes the dangers of the operation and is doubtful about its usefulness. Osler 3384. Waller 6748. Eimas 653. Krivatsy 7774. Bound at the beginning are four works on haematology by Moritz Hoffman (1622-98), mentioned by Mercklin as ?fautor meus venerandus?, published at Altdorf in 1663 and later, each one of about 70 pp., three of which are in Krivatsy (5891, 5887, and 5890). Edizione originale di uno dei primi trattati sulla trasfusione del sangue. Con un?interessante antiporta inc. in rame che mostra vari tentativi di trasfusione. Cartonatura coeva un po? usata, ma internamente esemplare molto fresco rilegato con quattro altre opere di ematologia dello stesso periodo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        ISBRANDI DIEMERBROECK MEDICINAE ET ANATOMES PROFESSORIS, ANATOME CORPORIS HUMANI Plurimis novis inventis instructa variisque observationibus, Paradoxis, cum medicis, tum Physiologis adornata. Editio nova cum multis figuris. Lugduni, Sump. Joan Antonij Huguetan & Soc., 1679.

      Ril. in pelle, tit. e ricche decoraz. in oro al dorso con nerv., tagli schizz. in rosso, cm 25x20, cc. 8 non numer., pp 606, cc. 3 non numer., 13 tavv inc. f.t. più volte ripieg. con numer. particolari anatomici di notevole dettaglio. All'antip. grande inc. firmata M. Ogier, che raffigura Vesalius e Spigelius su piedistalli posti all'ingresso di un teatro anatomico. Buon front. con caratt. neri e rossi e marca tipogr. inc. Capitoli: De Infimo Ventre; De Thorace; De Supremo Ventre, seu capite; De Artubus; De Masculis cum Appendice de Membranis & Fibris; De Arteriis; De Venis; ottavo libro: De Nervis; De Ossibus; De Cartilaginibus & Ligamentis. Vecchio ex libris a penna al front. La rileg. presenta notevoli tracce d'uso, la cuffia inf. è mancante e i bordi sono logori con qualche mancanza; l'interno, pur con qualche vecchia gora da umidità e modeste fiorit. è in buone condiz.

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        Synopsis mathematica universalis.

      Cottae - Reisi., Tubingae. 1679 - 6 tomi in 1 vol., in 16°, p. pelle, cc.nn 16 + pp. 857 + cc.nn. 11 di Tabulae astronomicae e geographicae. Numerose inc. Il vol. contiene: Mathematicae theoricae et practicae; Geometria; Astronomiae; Geographiae; Opticae; Staticae. Front. fig. La p. 317/318 (Astronomia) è mancante di un piccolo lembo che lede le prime 4 righe, tale lembo è però conservato all'interno. Lievi gore.

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        Compendio della Vita del Beato Toribio Alfonso Mogrobesio, Arcivescovo di Lima. -

      Roma, Tinassi, 1679.Small 4to. Recent limp vellum, ms. title on spine. Allegorical frontispiece and an engr. portrait. (16), 209, (5,) pp.; the 8 index pp. are misbound at end. First edition of the compendium of Toribio?s life, based on Cipriano de Herrera?s work published in Rome in 1670 in Latin. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo (1538-1606), of noble family, was professor of law at Salamanca. In 1580 he was consecrated bishop of Lima and sailed to Peru. In 1583 the plans that he suggested for the amelioration of the condition of the Indians met with violent opposition from several of his suffragan bishops. He had also serious difficulties with the viceroy of Peru. Nevertheless he continued to befriend the Indians, learning several of the Indian idioms, and establishing missions in the most remote and inaccessible places. He was canonized in 1726. The work is very valuable for the history of Peru embracing also a description of the country. Vinciana, Aut. Ital. del '600, 4644. Leclerc, Bibl. Americana, 1806. Cf. Sabin 55263 and 31561. Prima edizione del compendio. L'opera è interessante per la storia e la geografia del Perù. Il vescovo di Lima Toribio (1538-1606) s?impegnò per lo sviluppo della Chiesa in Sud America e per migliorare le condizioni degli indigeni vessati dai conquistatori; fu canonizzato nel 1726. Antiporta allegorica e ritratto inc. in rame. Legatura recente in pergamena molle; le 8 pp. di indice sono posposte alla fine.

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        A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565

      The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law". Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages. N.p., n.p., 1679.

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        Novissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula, Auctore Nicolao Visscher

      Raro mappamondo raffigurante la California come un?isola. Questa carta potrebbe essere opera di Nicolaas Visscher II; da un punto di vista geografico è quasi identica a quella di Visscher-Berchem del 1658, poiché l?unica differenza è la grandezza dello stretto di Anian nella piccola proiezione del polo nord. La mappa riporta le principali caratteristiche in voga nel periodo, ovvero la California come isola, Australia e il Pacifico dopo il viaggio di Tasman intorno alla metà del secolo e via di seguito. Le decorazioni che la contornano, invece, sono abbastanza differenti dalla mappa di Visscher; agli angoli, vivide scene che rappresentano vari segni dello zodiaco accompagnati da cherubini e altre figure celesti. Nicolas Visscher fu esponente di una famosa famiglia di cartografi e incisori attivi per tutto il Diciassettesimo secolo e autori di alcuni dei più raffinati lavori del periodo aureo della cartografia olandese. Incisione in rame con coloritura piena, piega perfettamente restaurata nella parte centrale inferiore, in generale in buone condizioni Bibliografia: Shirley, Mapping of the World, 486. Dimensioni 535x430. Rare world map showing California as an island. This map may well have been produced by Nicolaas Visscher II. Nicolas Visscher was one of a family of prominent map makers and engravers active throughout the seventeenth century and responsible for some of the finest works of the 'Golden Age of Dutch Cartography'. Geographically the map is almost identical to the Visscher-Berchem work of 1658, the only difference being the reduced extent of Anian in the smaller north pole projection at the centre top. The map shows typical features for the period with California as an island, Australia and the Pacific after Tasman's voyage of mid-century, and so on. The surrounding decoration is however quite different from Visscher's earlier map. In the corners are vivid scenes showing the various signs of the zodiac accompanied by cherubs and other heavenly figures. Copperplate with full colour, carefully restored at lower part centrefold, in general in good condition. Bibliografia: Shirley, Mapping of the World, 486. Dimensioni 535x430. Amsterdam Amsterdam

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        Symbolorum ac Emblematum... Centuriae Quatuor, prima Arborum & Plantarum, secunda Animal Quadrupedium, tertia Avium & Volatilium, quarta Piscium & Reptilium...

      Mainz, L. Bourgeat, 1679. 8vo (167 x 95mm). With 1 folded engraved frontispiece and 400 engraved circular plates. 18th century mottled calf, spine with red label. The fourth collected edition, the first part concerns botanical emblems. 'These curious prints are of particular interest in that they precede even the first known botanical woodcuts. Almost a century and a half elapses before the publication of a small book of emblems by J. Camerarius the Younger, which contains about a hundred attractive little etched roundels of plants set against landscape backgrounds' (Blunt p. 99, for the first edition). The work is illustrated with metal engravings; the charming plates in part 1, all by Hans Sibmacher, are circular and depict plants in front of attractive landscapes. Joachim Camerarius, the Younger (1543-1598) was famous for his immense botanical knowledge and his fine plant collections and botanical garden. The remaining 300 plates show birds, snakes, amphibians, fishes, mammals and insects. Nissen BBI, 312.

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        Sacro Arsenale overo prattica dell'Officio della Santa Inquisitione. Di nuovo corretto, & ampliato.

      Bologna, Gioseffo Longhi, 1679. 1679 In -8 (cm. 16,3 x 10,5), (cc. 1 b. - 7) 528 pp.. Leg. pergamena del XVIII secolo. Dedica a S. Pietro martire, secondo la tradizione che vede gli inquisitori considerarsi candidati al martirio. Lettera dedicatoria del curatore dell'edizione Natale Doriguzzi. Due vecchie firme di possesso sul frontespizio. Le ultime pagine leggermente sgualcite, ma gradevole esemplare. Celebre manuale dell'Inquisizione, diffusissimo tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo. La prima edizione venne pubblicata a Genova nel 1621, ma venne quasi interamente distrutta per ordine del S. Uffizio. Il manuale si apre con un'enunciazione di quali siano le categorie di persone contro le quali opera il Sant'Offizio, seguono poi suggerimenti pratici su come si abbia a condurre un processo inquisitorio. La sesta parte di questa edizione tratta "Del modo d'interrogare i Rei nella tortura" e la settima contiene il celebre "Del modo di procedere contro à i Poligami, & alle Streghe nel Santo Tribunale", non presente nelle prime edizioni. L'ultima parte "Aggionte al Sacro Arsenale" contiene un elenco di libri proibiti, con una regola generale per evitare di incorrere in opere sospette, un modo di espurgare gli Uffizii e gli altri libri di orazioni, e una serie di costituzioni papali. Frate Eliseo Masini da Bologna domenicano ricoprì l'incarico di inquisitore a Genova dal 1609 al 1627. Cfr. Piantanida, Aut. Italiani del '600 per altre edizioni "L'opera ha la struttura di un manuale per i giudici meno esperti, e compie un'accurata analisi (in forma per lo più di esempi pratici) dei metodi di interrogatorio e di tortura praticati dall'Inquisizione"; Caillet, III, n. 7203; Van der Vekene, Bibliotheca Bibliographica Hist. Sanctae Inquisitionis.

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      Baglioni 1679 gr. vol. in-4 gr., pp. (8), 751, (24), bella leg. m. perg. con tass. al d. Ediz. orig. Dettagliata descrizione della guerra posta sotto forma di annali dal 1644 al 1669. Belliss. esempl. Cicogna 956: "Reputatissima opera". [473]

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        De la Recherche de la Verité. Où l'on traitte de la nature de l'Esprit de l'homme, & de l'usage qu'il en doit faire pour éviter l'erreur dans les Sciences. Quatrième Edition reveuë & augmentée.

      a Paris (Amsterda), Chez André Pralard, 1678 - 1679. 1679 3 voll. in-12° (153x86mm), pp. (30), 416, (10) di indice; 497, (5); (18), 238, (6). Bella legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e segnatura di volume in oro entro tasselli, filetti e fiorellini dorati entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Vignette allegoriche incise ai frontespizi. Una tav. incisa ripiegata f.t. al primo vol., 7 tavv. incise f.t. al secondo vol. (alcune delle quali ripiegate). Sparse bruniture, aloni alle ultime pp. del terzo vol. Antiche firma di possesso. Buon esemplare. Quarta edizione, in parte originale, pubblicata anonima come le precedenti, del capolavoro di Malebranche, impressa ad Amsterdam col falso luogo di Parigi; secondo G. Rodis-Lewis lo stampatore effettivo sarebbe stato H. Wetstein, mentre il Rahir avalla il nome di E. H. Fricx. "Édition imprimée en Hollande, et qui se plaçe dans la collection des Elsevier. Les 2 premiers vol. renferment les six livres de l'ouvrage, et le tome III des éclaircissements sur ces six livres" (Brunet). L'opera, la cui prima edizione è del 1674-'75, è uno dei vertici della filosofia del Seicento e si riaggancia a Cartesio e a Geulincx nella dottrina della visione delle idee direttamente in Dio (l'uomo vede tutto in Dio) e di Dio come unica causa di tutti gli eventi, per cui, secondo l'"occasionalismo", le cause naturali sono mere "occasioni" del manifestarsi della volontà divina. Brunet, III, 1335. Waller, 1926. Goldsmith, BM 17th Century French, R221. Cioranescu, 44878. Segue, legato in fine del terzo volume: (Nicolas Malebranche), Deffense de l'Autheur de la Recherche de la Verité, contre l'accusation de Mons.r de La Ville.. . A Cologne, chez Guiljaume le Jeune, 1682, pp. 48. Edizione originale.

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        La Mer de Nort ou sont la N.le France, La Floride, La N.le Espagne, Les Isles et la Terre-ferme d'Amerique

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1679. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. 17 3/8 x 22 1/2 inches. Scarce 17th century mapping of America. This superb map of the New World evinces mid-seventeenth century French geographical knowledge, based largely upon the work of the great French cartographer, Nicolas Sanson, Duval's father-in-law. It is also an excellent example of the French cartographic aesthetic, exalting clarity and classical elegance. Duval, with some geographical modernizations, based this map on his smaller 1655 rendering of the same subject. The depiction of the American Northeast is somewhat more progressive than that shown by Sanson. New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Virginia and Maryland are each specifically named. Up into the interior, Duval shows all five Great Lakes, however the boundaries of Lakes Superior and Michigan ("Lac des Puans") are left undetermined. Most of the American Southeast is shown as a part of the great Spanish territory of "Floride," which extends north into the Carolinas. South Carolina is labeled "Floride Françoise," and "Charles-Fort," the abortive French settlement on Port Royal Sound from the 1560s, is labeled here.This map appeared as the top right sheet of Duval's four sheet wall map, titled Carte de Geographie: "All [i.e. each sheet] were designed with individual titles so that they could be viewed independently or when these were removed they could be pasted together to form a large wall map" (Burden). The present example is from the first state of the map. Burden, The Mapping of North America II:508.

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        Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. All in One Volume

      London: Printed by J. Macock for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot, 1679.. [Second Edition]. Leather cover. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Abrasions on lower board. Minor joint cracking at spine head. Rebound. Several mispaginations. Lacks portrait page. Title page repaired. Damp staining to lower half of first 20 pages and lower corners fragile with tears from lower edge. Some scattered staining throughout. Two heraldic bookplates on paste-down of R. Halford and Edmundus Parker. Contents tight. 380mm x 240mm (15" x 9"). x,578pp; 557pp. Francis Beaumont [1584-1616] was a dramatist and collaborated with John Fletcher. John Fletcher [1579-1635] also collaborated with Shakespeare. The first folio of plays published in 1647 had 35 plays. This 1679 edition has another 18 added making a total of 53.

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        Icones Biblicae Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Figuren Biblischer Historien Alten Und Neuen Testaments

      Augustano - Nurnberg: Melchior Kusel - Johann Leonhard Buggel. 1679. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1679-80]. In German. Imperfect copy with an interesting provenance. Book of beautifully produced engravings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments, previously owned by George W. Van Horne [1833- 1895], appointed by Abraham Lincoln as US Consul at Marsailles. Includes an 1870 letter signed by Van Horne discussing how he purchased the book from a certain bookseller "of the highest reputation for integrity" and that it was one of only thirty copies printed, which we now strongly suspect to be untrue. What the bookseller also neglected to inform him was that there are 11 (of 249) plates missing, with no evidence that they were ever bound in. Full contemporary leather with red spine label, raised spine bands with compartments decorated with a pomegranate motif, a total of 238 plates printed on one side only, six page of text, title page, dedication, engraved pages dividing the sections, colophon. Covers rubbed at the edges with partial surface crack to the front joint, covers well attached, text block sound, partially removed and unidentiable armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, neatly written note in French (appears to relate to a book catalogue dated 1827) on the front free endpaper, pages clean with occasional light foxing, chips to two edges, long horizontal closed tear to one section title, two plates bound out of order.

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        Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. All in One Volume

      Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Abrasions on lower board. Minor joint cracking at spine head. Rebound. Several mispaginations. Lacks portrait page. Title page repaired. Damp staining to lower half of first 20 pages and lower corners fragile with tears from lower edge. Some scattered staining throughout. Two heraldic bookplates on paste-down of R. Halford and Edmundus Parker. Contents tight [Second Edition] Leather cover 380mm x 240mm (15" x 9"). x, 578pp; 557pp. Francis Beaumont [1584-1616] was a dramatist and collaborated with John Fletcher. John Fletcher [1579-1635] also collaborated with Shakespeare. The first folio of plays published in 1647 had 35 plays. This 1679 edition has another 18 added making a total of 53.

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        De medicina magnetica libri III. In quibus tam Theoria quam Praxis continetur; Opus Novum, admirabile et utilissimum ubi multa Naturae secretissima miracula panduntur spiritus vitalis operationes ... Philosophiae Secretioris Studiosorum gratia ... Edente Georgio Franco (d. i. Georg Franck von Franckenau).

      11 Bll., 200 S., 2 Bll. (l. w.). Prgt. d. Zt. 13,5 x 8,5 cm. Krivatsy 7607; Caillet 7276; Rubin, Sir Kenelm Digby 210; Thorndike VIII, 419-21; VD17 39:117783F. - Wohl erste Ausgabe. - Der Schotte William Maxwell (1619-1669) gilt als der bedeutendste Adept Robert Fludds; sein einziges gedruckte Werk ist das hier vorliegende; die Existenz einer oder zweier Ausgaben in Edinburgh 1656 ist eher fraglich (vgl. dazu ausführlich Rubin, Sir Kenelm Digby 209). Der deutsche Herausgeber Franck war Rektor der Heidelberger Universität. - Lange vor Mesmer entwarf Maxwell die Theorie des "spiritus vitalis", die über Helene Blavatsky bis zur neuzeitlichen, sog. ganzheitlichen Medizin von Bedeutung ist. Zu den bekannten und gerne im Zusammenhang mit Maxwell zitierten Aussagen des Werkes ist seine Behauptung, aus Planzenasche einen Homunkulus erschaffen zu können. - Mit Exlibris kalifornischen Mediziners Kenneth Garth Huston (1926-1987), Mitherausgeber der Bibliographie Rubins zu Kenelm Digby. Gebräunt, anfangs etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        Wund-Artzneyisches Zeug-Haus / In Zween Theil abgetheilt: Welches auss dem Lateinischen / von dess Authoris Brudern Sohn / Johann Schultes ... reformirtem / verbessert- und an vielen Orten vermehrtem / auch mit 56 neuen / sehr nutzlichen Kupfferstücken geziertem Exemplar, in die Teutsche Sprach übersetzet hat ... Amadeus Megerlin. Mit drey vollkommenen Registern aller denckwürdigen Sachen.

      Klein-4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 263 S., 238 S., 28 n.n. Bl. Mit 57 (2 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Neuer Lederband. Hirsch-H. V, 156. VD17 3:625204Q. - Krivatsy 10759. - Vgl. Garrison-M. 5571 (für lateinische Erstausgabe von 1655). - Vierte deutsche Ausgabe. Das Hauptwerk des Schülers von Fabricio de Aquapendente und Adriaan Spieghel in Padua. Die umfassendste Darstellung von Apparaten, Instrumenten und Verbänden seiner Zeit. Wurde durch den Neffen des Autors nach dessen Tode 1645 herausgegeben. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wurde übersetzt nach der Amsterdamer Ausgabe durch Amadeus Megerlin. Die Tafeln zeigen neben Instrumenten auch verschiedene Operationen. - Durchgehend gebräunt und fleckig. Erstes und letztes Blatt gestempelt.

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        The Works of the Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser: 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: Henry Hills for J. Edwin, 1679. First complete edition. Near fine. Hardcover. Yes. Folio. (xii),339,(i),16,(8),2,10-11,9-11,14-258,369-391,(i)pp. Early full calf Cambridge-style binding, rebacked in the 19th century with the spine in 7 compartments, intricately gilt; leather label, gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Each work has its own title page, and, for the first three, begins the pagination anew, though 'The Shepherds Calandar' is mispaginated in three places. (2),A-Z4 (Kk mismarked K, Nn mismarked N),Aa-Zz4,Aaa-Zzz4,Aaaa-Iiii4,Kkkk, Aaaaa-Ccccc4. A handsome copy with an inscription dated 1891, probably the date of the reback. Unbeliveably quirky pagination and signature markings, but complete. One of two states of this printing: This state shows two bars with catchword 'Calen-" on page 258, followed by p. 359, 'Calendarium Pastorale'. (A second state lacks the catchword, has 'Finis' between the bars on p. 258, an advertisement leaf, and then the 'Calendarium'.) Carpenter, p. 111. DNB suggests that this edition may have been edited by Dryden. Wing S4965. ESTC R7177.

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        The Compleat Surveyor: Containing the Whole Art of Surveying of Land

      George Sawbridge 1679. 438 pp., portrait and 6 folding plates - 1 loose in b/w. Pagination jumps from 107 to 183 but is a mis-pagination and is common of the book. Split front hinge holding together well - a nice olde tome that has outlived many readers by centuries and intends to outlive many more, no doubt! 103a

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        Historia universalis, à mundo condito usque ad Christi nativitatem. Præmittitur ejusdem Historia principum schola, itemque Dissertatio de utilitate ex historia universali capienda. + Historia belli sveco-danici. Opus posthumu ex authoris autographo.

      Argentorati [Strassburg], 1679-1680. Liten 8:o. (8), 372, (24), 392 s. + 2 graverade titelblad. Samtida helpergamentband med handtextade ryggtitlar. Pärmar och rygg något gulnade och solkade, främre och undre snittet något fläckade. Exlibris (Alf Henrikson) på klistrade försättsbladet, namnteckning (Klinckowström) på titelbladet. Sidan 193-194 med centimeterlång reva i nedre marginalen, nedre hörnet med liten, diskret restaurerad pappersförlust; inlagan i övrigt fin. Sidorna 316-392 delvis fel- och opaginerade, inlagan likväl komplett.. "Historia Universalis" i första och enda upplagan, "Historia belli sveco-danici" här i andra upplagan; första upplagan utgavs i Stockholm 1676. Två arbeten sammanbundna i en volym

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        The Works of the Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser: 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: Henry Hills for J. Edwin, 1679. First complete edition. Near fine. Hardcover. Yes. Folio. (xii),339,(i),16,(8),2,10-11,9-11,14-258,369-391,(i)pp. Early full calf Cambridge-style binding, rebacked in the 19th century with the spine in 7 compartments, intricately gilt; leather label, gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Each work has its own title page, and, for the first three, begins the pagination anew, though 'The Shepherds Calandar' is mispaginated in three places. (2),A-Z4 (Kk mismarked K, Nn mismarked N),Aa-Zz4,Aaa-Zzz4,Aaaa-Iiii4,Kkkk, Aaaaa-Ccccc4. A handsome copy with an inscription dated 1891, probably the date of the reback. Unbeliveably quirky pagination and signature markings, but complete. One of two states of this printing: This state shows two bars with catchword 'Calen-" on page 258, followed by p. 359, 'Calendarium Pastorale'. (A second state lacks the catchword, has 'Finis' between the bars on p. 258, an advertisement leaf, and then the 'Calendarium'.) Carpenter, p. 111. DNB suggests that this edition may have been edited by Dryden. Wing S4965. ESTC R7177.

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        Observationes juris practicæ.

      Thet är/ åthskillige påminnelser uthi rättegångs saker/ grundade uthi gudz ord/ Sweriges lagh och recesser: förklarade aff then andelige och främmande werldzlige lagh: med förnähme lärde mäns skriffter och öfwereens stämmande stadfästade: tienlige så wäl kärandom som swarandom. Til rättelse och underwissning sammandragne för en rum tijd sedan. Med h.k.m. privilegio andra gång uplagde/ och i några måål förökade. Hwar hoos ock nu högtbemälte herres beskriffning om thess constantinopolitaniske resa och legation til Portam Ottomannicam bijfogad är. Sthlm, H. Keyser, 1679. 4:o. (16),330,(37,1 blank),1-93,(11) s. Samtida nött brunmarmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind och blindpressad ryggdekor. Svagt stänkta snitt. Ryggen lite skadad upp- och nedtill. Pärmarna med en del mindre skavanker. Försättsbladet nästan loss och med en senare blyertsanteckning. Inlagan i sin helhet ganska bruntonad och med en del fläckar, varav några större, t.ex. på s. 79 i nedre marginalen och på s. 115-16 i yttre marginalen. En del fuktfläckar i övre och yttre marginalerna på s. 170-200. Enstaka understrykningar. Initialerna ".EB." pressade på främre pärmen och namnteckningen E. Buhrman på bakre pärmens insida. Med J. A. Öqvist j:ors namnteckningar på titelbladet.. Collijn 808. Första upplagan utkom 1674. Med hyllningstext av J. Loccenius. Claes Rålamb (1622-98), riksråd, överståthållare och president i Göta hovrätt, var en av tidens främsta och mest lärda politiker och jurister. Boken är en klassisk handledning i civil- och civilprocessrätt, ägande-, testaments- och arvsrätt m.m. Den avslutande avdelningen, som har separat deltitelblad och egen paginering, återfinns endast i denna upplaga och är den äldsta svenska reseskildringen till Turkiet. Rålamb reste dit 1658 som Karl X Gustavs sändebud med uppdraget att förhandla fram en pakt med det Ottomannska riket mot Polen och Österrike

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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 USS 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. That card also advertised her as “The Fastest Ship in the World!” Both the card and the handbill were printed by Nesbitt, of New York. The card is scarce, but the handbill is a rare, possibly unique, survival. In Fine condition.

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        L'Aminte du Tasse. Traduite de l'Italien en Vers François. Edition nouvelle, revue & enrichie des Tailles douces

      A la Haye: Chez Levyn van Dyk, 1679 The French translation by l'Abbé de la Torche first appeared in 1666. The engravings are unsigned, though they are likely by Louis Cossin (1627-c.1686). Contemporary vellum, lightly soiled, lacking ties. . Twelvemo. Engraved title and six charming copper-engraved plates. Woodcut title-page vignette, headbands, tail-pieces and initial letters. French and original Italian text on facing pages. Preliminary translator's letter to the king signed "D.T." (l'Abbé Antoine de Torche). Light dampstain at bottom margin in last part of text. A very good copy, with sharp, attractive plates. OCLC notes copies of the present edition in only two North American libraries.

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        Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens [sic.] et les quatre saisons. Avec les devises qui les accompagnent, et leur explication

      Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679. Folio. (19 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches). Title with engraved vignette. Additional engraved title, 2 engraved section titles, 8 double-page plates from the designs of le Brun, by Sebastien le Clerc and others, 32 emblematic half-page illustrations after Jacques Bailly, 3 engraved head- or tailpieces, 2 engraved initials, extra- illustrated with 4 additional plates by le Clerc after le Brun, lacking the single leaf `Avertissement' (Some light old dampstaining, leaf Pp with ink marking in outer blank margin). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, the covers paneled with triple fillets around large centrally-placed French royal arms of Louis XIV , crowned double-L cypher at inner corners of panel, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration of smaller crowned double-L cypher with small fleur-de-lys tool, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of the second edition of this work, celebrating the virtues of King Louis XIV, in a royal presentation binding, featuring the work of one of the greatest engravers of the time: Sebastien le Clerc. The work, first published in Paris in 1670, describes in detail the two series of tapestries commissioned by the King on the twin themes of the four elements and the four seasons, the central panels were painted by Le Brun, with emblematic roundels in the borders at each corner after the miniatures of Jacques Bailly (1625-1679). These roundels are visible on each of the plates but are also enlarged and embellished and printed as half-page illustrations, each with letterpress explanatory text above and below. The text is by Félibien and under a thin veil of multiple explanations of the convoluted classical allusion and imagery amounts to a single hymn of praise to the greatness of the King. Three of the additional plates recall the martial achievements of King Louis in 1667 (two of the plates are dated 1680 and 1681), the fourth (dated 1682) depicts a diplomatic triumph of 1663. Brunet I, 1443; Praz, p.58; Landwehr Romantic Emblem Books 286.

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        Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula. Altkolor. Orig.-Kupferstichkarte von Nicolaas Visscher. Amsterdam, ca. 1679. 42,5 x 52,5 cm.

      Prächtige, zart altkolorierte Weltkarte, teils mit winzigen Haarrissen am Altkolorit.- Shirley 486: 'It is not certain when this further world map by Nicolaas Visscher first appeared. It may well have been produced by Nicolaas Visscher II following the death of his father Nicolaas Visscher I in 1679 and this date has been suggested by Koeman.'

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        L'IMPERIO VENDICATO. Poema heroico. Con gli argomenti, e chiave dell'allegoria del conte Giulio di Montevecchio. E con le dichiarationi historiche del marchese Gregorio Spada.

      In-8 gr., bella leg. in p. pelle settecentesca, eleganti cornici dorate e a secco ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. oro ai riquadri e tit. oro su tassello, tagli dorati, 6 cc.nn. (incluso antip., frontesp. e ritratto), 261 pp.num., 1 c.b. Bella l?antiporta allegorica con sullo sfondo un paesaggio (inc. in rame da Pietro Sante Bartoli su disegno di Carlo Maratta); il ritratto dell'Autore è disegnato e inc. in rame da F. Spierre; il vol. porta al frontesp. il leone di S. Marco, è ornato da grandi iniz. a vignetta, da finali e da belle cornici che inquadrano gli argomenti di ciasc. canto, tutti inc. su legno; testo su due colonne. "Prima edizione" incompleta, di soli 20 canti. Cfr. Gamba,1839: "Il soggetto del Poema è la presa di Costantinopoli fatta da Baldovino, co. di Fiandra, e dal Doge Enrico Dandolo. L'edizione compiuta, di 40 canti, fu pubblicata nel 1690" - Cat. Piantanida,III,2744 - Parenti, p. 125. Bella ediz. su carta distinta. Con arross. più o meno lievi interc. nel t. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Accedit Conr.

      Lychosthenis supplementum Obsequentis. Amsterdam, Henrici & Theodori Boom, 1679. 8:o. Grav. extra titelblad,+ (14),+ 156,+ (32) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Något senare hfrbd med blindpräglad rygg och beige titeletikett, gröna marmorerade snitt. Med P. Arenanders namnteckning, daterad Uppsala 1815, liksom J. Östberg, 1828. Ur L. F. Rääfs bibliotek på Forsnäs, med dess exlibris. Collijn sp. 651. Fant 47. Titelvariant med den riktiga tryckorten utsatt och inte den falska tryckorten "Holmia", samt med det, enligt Collijn ovanligare, "censurerade" graverade extratitelbladet (enligt Collijn 4 exemplar mot 10 ocensurerade). Den romerske författaren Julius Obsequens avhandling om järtecken i form av missfoster, monster, kometer m.m. Det graverade titelbladet visar i den censurerade varianten en hermafrodit med en lämpligt placerad lövruska, den ocensurerade utan lövruska. Scheffereus bygger sin utgåva på Rhenanus från 1516

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        Cronicon de Christiano Adricomio Delfo. Traducido de latín en español por Don Lorenzo Martinez de Marcilla, Cavallero de la Orden de Calatrava, Conde de Montoro, Virrey y Capitan General del Reyno de Mallorca

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Imperial, a costa de Juan Martin Marinero, Mercader de Libros, 1679. 4to.; 4 hs., 284 pp., 11 hs. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino.

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        Popish Plot - Collection of Tryals (Trials Tracts)

      Thomas Newcomb & Henry Hills, London: William Williams, 1679 In full soft brown leather, blind tooled to front and rear covers, edges and corners a little bumped. Spine has raised bands, no title. Internally fep a little loose with lots of old ink notes on the book contents. A collection of the trials and proceedings and the last Scaffold speeches against the Popish plotters, some of which are listed below: Case against the Earl of Danby and Ralph Montagu 1679: Information of Stephen Dugdale, published by William Williams, Speaker, 1680: An Answer to Mr Langhorn's Speech 1679: No faith or credit to be given to Papists being a discourse occasioned by the late conspirators dying in the denyal of their guilt with particular reflections on the perjury of Viscount Strafford both at his tryal, and in his speech on the scaffold in relation to Mr Stephen Dugdale and Mr Edward Turbervill, by John Smith, London, 1681: Reflections on the sincerity of the Papists, occasioned by the speech of William, Late Viscount Stafford on the Scaffold at Tower Hill: First Letter concerning my Lord Ruffel's Tryal: An Argument in the great case concerning election of members, to Parliament between Sir Samuel Bernardiston and Sir William Soames... by Sir Robert Atkyns, London, 1689: An Impartial consideration of those speeches which pass under the name of the Five Jesuits. Lately executed Viz. Mr Whitebread, Mr Harcourt, Mr Gawen, Mr Turner and Mr Fenwick, by Bishop John Williams, London, 1679: Last speeches of Captain Thomas Walcott, pages 9-24: The Tryal of William Hone, pages 24-28 complete: The Tryall of the Lord Russel, pages 29-61, complete: Tryal of John Rouse, pages 61-71: Tryal of Captain William Blague, pages 72-80. Sentencing of Lord Russel: Lord Preston, pages 17-76: The Tryal of John Ashton for High TReason, 1691, pages 77-132: Tryal of Sir Samuel Bernardiston, pages 5-34: State of the proceedings in the House of Commons with relation to the impeached Lords, pages 5-57, complete by Ro. Harley, Speaker: The True speeches of Whitebread, Harcourt, Fenwick, Gava and Turner, all Jesuits and Priests before their execution at Tyburn...., 167924 pp complete: Observations upon the late Tryals of Sir George Wakeman, Corker and Marshall, 1679: A Narrative and impartial discovery of the horrid Popish Plot carried ou on for the Burning and Destroying the Cities of London and Westminster.... By Capt Willkiam Bedloe, 1679, 27 pp complete. The Tryal of Dr Henry Sacheverell, pages 1-328: The Last Speech & Behaviour of William late Lord Russel also Capt Thomas Walcot, John Rouse and William Hone, 1683, tp & pages 1-14 complete. An outstanding opportunity to acquire this very rare compilation.

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        Voyage contenant sa navigation aux Indes Orientales, Maldives, Moluques, & au Bresil

      The ?oldest [account] that is known about life in a Brazilian city?. 1679. Paris. Louis Billaine. In 4to (230 mm x 172 mm). 1 [blank] + 5 ff. + 327 + 218 + 144 + 12 ff. + 1 [blank] + double page map. Elegant recent calf in period style. Title page with margins a bit soiled, last pages with mainly marginal dampstaining, worst towards the end, but generally fine. First edition edited by Pierre Duval (third in all) and the most complete ?and best- edition of the accounts of Laval´s extraordinary adventures in 1611, ?L´edition de Paris, Louis Billaine, 1679, in-4., est preferable... par rapport aux divers traits et relation curieuse, et aux observations géographiques de Ch. Duval? (Brunet). ?The most complete edition, with important additions by Du Val. Chapters 16, 26 and 27 of the second part relate to Brazil? (Sabin). A small octavo work entitled Discours du Voyage was first published in 1611 and was much shorter; the last 144 ff of this edition contains new material added by the editor, including geographical information on Brazil. The map is illustrated ?for the first time- with a folding map of the route undertaken by Laval, drawn by Du Val. Pyrard, a French seaman, set sail from France in 1601 destined to India; before arriving to destination, his ship wrecked off the Maldives and the survivors were captured by natives. Pyrard swiftly gained the favor of the King and stayed with him for five years. Eventually he got to India where he regained his freedom. In India he joined the Portuguese army after being mistaken for a spy and imprisoned at Goa; during this period, he fought in the Moluccas, Ceylon and Java. The final chapters describe the period when Pyrard was stranded at Bahia in 1610 for two months and in many ways they are considered of the outmost importance. According to Borba de Moraes that is he ?oldest [account] that is known about life in a Brazilian city... He describes the primitive elevator connecting the higher and lower levels of the city, whaling, contraband... the opulence of the sugar mill owners, and his adventures in Bahia?. Borba de Moraes, II, 694. Sabin 66882. Brunet, IV, 991.

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        L'Amerique Suivant les dernieres Relations avec les Routes que l'on tient pour Les Indes Occidentales

      Paris: M[ademois]elle DuVal, dated 1679 [but 1688]. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, from Duval's "Carte de Geographie," on four unjoined sheets, expertly re-margined with laid paper on two sides of each sheet, compensating margins at the places where the maps were previously joined. Each sheet 19 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches, if joined the sheets would form a map measuring 34 x 45 inches. A magnificent seventeenth century wall map of the Americas and the Western Hemisphere by one of the greatest French cartographers This superb map of the New World evinces mid-seventeenth century French geographical knowledge, based largely upon the work of the great French cartographer, Nicolas Sanson, Duval's father-in-law. It is also an excellent example of the French cartographic aesthetic, exalting clarity and classical elegance. Duval, with some geographical modernizations, based this map on his smaller 1655 rendering of the same subject. California is depicted as an island, as rendered by contemporary Dutch cartographers such as Frederick de Wit and Carel Allard. A speculative aspect also dominates the portrayal of the rest of the American Southwest, such as the labelling of the mythical land of "Quivira" on the mainland, and the depiction of the Rio Grande as having its source in the fictitious "Lac de Conibas," and its terminus in the Gulf of California. The depiction of the American Northeast is somewhat more progressive than that shown by Sanson. New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Virginia and Maryland are each specifically named. Up into the interior, Duval shows all five Great Lakes, however the boundaries of Lakes Superior and Michigan ("Lac des Puans") are left undetermined. Most of the American Southeast is shown as a part of the great Spanish territory of "Floride," which extends north into the Carolinas. South Carolina is labeled "Floride Françoise," and "Charles-Fort," the abortive French settlement on Port Royal Sound from the 1560s, is labeled here. Interestingly, this map seems to have been a rhetorical device intended to promote the idea of a Northwest Passage that runs through the Canadian Arctic and then through a supposed strait into the Pacific Ocean. Duval makes the case clearly by stating that "It is believed that this strait communicates between the Seas of the North and the South". Supporting this notion, the map features the track of a supposed 1665 voyage that headed through the Davis and Hudson's Straits, and over through the "Mer Glaciale," heading towards "Iesso," a mythical land located to the north of Japan. The South Pacific and Australasia are shown to be largely a mystery to the European consciousness, with New Zealand being connected to the mythical "Terre de Quir." The map is beautifully embellished with two Baroque cartouches including allegorical and native figures, and sailing ships. Each mapsheet is also adorned with side panels of text that explain political and geographical details of the regions featured. This map is the second state of Duval's map of the New World, printed under the privilege of his daughter, who was one of the inheritors of his firm upon his death in 1683. The imprint in the general title is altered to read "Chez Mlle. Du Val, Fille de l' Auteur Sur le Quay de l'Orloge, proche le coin de la rue de Harlay a l'ancien Buis." Each of the four sheets is separately titled, as follows: [upper left] "Le Nouveau Mexique et La Terre de Jesso"; [lower left] "La Mer de Sud dit autrement Mer Pacifique"; [upper right] "La Mer de Nort ou sont La Nle. France, La Floride [&c.]"; [lower right] "Le Perou, Le Chili, La Magellanique, La Plata, et Le Bresil". Burden, The Mapping of North America II, 508; McLaughlin, California as an Island, 66; Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais XVIe-XVIIe siecles, Duval II-F, maps: 10,11,13,14 (State 2); Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 414; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 60.

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      [Np]. 1679-1681.. A total of [52]pp. of neat manuscript written in French on folded sheets. Folio. Original ribbon ties. Overall in excellent condition. In a half morocco and cloth box. From the papers of Michel Bégon (see below). This French manuscript records two separate voyages to the Caribbean by Lieut. Gabaret during 1679-81. Gabaret, a member of a family prominent in French naval affairs of this period, served with distinction in the European wars of the previous decade. He was sent to the Antilles aboard Le Bon, leaving Brest with a squadron of other vessels including Le Triomphant, L'Opiniastre, and Le Tigre. The Comte Destrées, vice admiral of France, apparently led the expedition to the American islands. The squadron arrived in Martinique on June 22, 1679, sighted Jamaica on July 18, entered the port of Havana to request the return of French prisoners, and coasted Jamaica, noting navigational details. They departed Jamaica on Aug. 26, the French vessels struggling through a hurricane from Sept. 5 to 15, and then sighting Florida. In October the expedition returned to Brest with four vessels. The second expedition, covering the period from April 20, 1680 through March 2, 1681, was also sent to retrieve French prisoners in the Spanish Caribbean possessions. It consisted of several vessels under the command of Destrées, including L'Excellent, L'Hasardeux, La Diligente, Le Marin, La Tempeste, and Les Seux. Land was first sighted on June 23. On July 4 the group set out for St. Croix from Fort St. Pierre in Martinique. Arriving on July 7, they anchored at St. Croix and subsequently set out for explorations and mapping. On July 12 the expedition asked for prisoners at Cap de Cansede and were told they had been sent away. After arriving at Cartagena on July 20, a conference with the Governor's envoys was recorded: " raison de son voyage demandoit les prisoniers et particulier le Capne. Champagne prisonier depuis lannée soixante huit...." A description of the Cartagena garrison is given, which mentions a company of free black soldiers and another of slaves. Later in the fall they visited Grenada and Marguerite. By late November the French ships were searching for the entrance to the "Golfe de pavia" between "isle de la Trinité et la grande terre." The Spanish refused to allow the French vessels to land at Trinidad, so an emissary was sent to talk to the island governor. The major had 150 muskets fired and sent a shallop to help out a Dutch boat, whose passengers asked for water which had been denied them by the Spaniards. The final departure from Grenada was on Dec. 11, and the ships had a particularly long and difficult passage home. Michel Bégon, with whose papers this manuscript was discovered, was a veteran French colonial administrator who served in Canada in the 1670s and early '80s, then in the French colonies in the Caribbean for another decade. In the 1690s he became intendent of the port of Rochelle, and in that capacity he gathered much data on French commerce and actions overseas, and advised the government extensively on matters of trade and commerce until his death in 1710. Very few detailed voyage accounts of any sort survive from 17th-century voyages to America. This report was probably prepared by Gabaret shortly after the voyage. It is a clean draft, written in several neat hands, possibly made specifically for Michel Bégon, then governor of Martinique. A fascinating manuscript record of two early French voyages to the Caribbean. La Roncière, HISTOIRE DE LA MARINE FRANÇAISE (Paris, 1919) 5:696,703.

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        The History of The Civil Wars of England 1640, To 1660

      London: Not Stated, 1679. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The text of this rebound copy is quite rough in all respects, though striking me as legible with minimal chipping. Author is given as "T. H." A lengthy summary of the texts condition will follow. It seems likely that the first section (title page thru @ page 47) of text experienced color bleed brown staining at margin edges in it's original binding. The title page is much affected, those following less so. I will be photographing the title page for the books listing. Mercifully the darkening is confined to the margins in the main. The collector had made small light penciled notes on the title page as was his habit. Surely they can erase but I will not be doing so, as this should, I think, be done by an Archivist. Additionally the collector noted the Wing and M & H catalog numbers on the first, replaced endsheet. Some corrected (and uncorrected) dog earing is noted, not a great deal. The edges of the text are rather rounded at the bottom.The end sheets and pastedowns were replaced with beige toned stock. Not a perfect match for the original foxed and age darkened matter, but well chosen. The last printed sheet has a small, ancient penned note at it's bottom, a darkened spot, and tiny chips out of it's margin. I have not had the chance to get an archivists opinion as to whether the text edges were cropped for the restoration process, but I suspect not. The edges are quite dark, the header titling seems to vary in location from 1/4" down to 1/2" down from page top. Fore edge may have had marbling but age has obscured it, it and the bottom are lighter than the top, splotchier, the top edge is almost a walnut color and more even. The boards are done in sturdy, modern brown cloth with a black and gilt spine label. Book is 6 5/8 X 4 3/8" 286 pages, gathered in 8 leaf signatures, J signature not present, intentionally so as the pagination is correct throughout. With the book we will tender the collectors notes showing "First edition. Wing H-2239 and Macdonald and Hargreaves 86." The books is/has been stored in fitted, clear acid free sleeve since coming to us. As with all items over $75.00 will ship with delivery confirmation and insurance (where possible) at our expense..

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      Amsterdam: Apud Viduam Johannis A Someren. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1679. Hardcover. tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 4, [28], 124; 135 pages; Horae Hebraicae Et Talmudicae In Acta Apostolorum, Partem Aliquam Epistolae Ad Romanos, et Priorem Ad Corinthios. Cum Indicibus Locorum Scripturae, Rerumque Ac Verborum Necessariis Editat Juxta Exemplar e Museo Jo. Benedecti Carpzovi . [Bound with HORAE HEBRAICAE ET TALMUDICAE IMPENSAE IN EPISTOLAM PRIMAM S. PAULI AD CORINTHOS, 1677, ]. Two title pages. Bound in vellum with handwritten black lettering to spine, an early edition of this excellent work on the talmudic influences on the New Testament. John Lightfoot (March 29, 1602 – December 6, 1675) was an English churchman, rabbinical scholar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. The first part of this work deals with the gospels, the second with the stories of the apostles and the letters to the Romans and Corinthians. This work is edited by Johann Benedict Carpzov II (1639–1699) , a German Christian theologian and Hebraist. This well-preserved volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 3/4". WorldCat locates 2 copies, both 1679 of the first title and 4 copies of the sescond title, one being 1664 and 3 being 1677. .

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        Discours touchant le Point de Veue, dans lequel il est prouvé que les choses qu'on voit distinctement, ne sont veuës que d'un oeil.

      Paris, Thomas Jolly, 1679. Small8vo. (15x9 cm.). Contemp. full sprinckled calf., raisedbands, richly gilt spine. Top of spine a bit worn. Edges of covers gilt. (12),86,(1) pp. Last page "Extrait du Privilege du Roy". 34 fine full-page engravings (25 copper-engraved a. 9 in woodcut). A paperflw at foot of titlepage neathly repaired, no loss of paper or letters. Internally clean and fine, printed on thick, good paper.. Extremely scarce first edition of Leclerc's important work on binocular vision in which he finds that one of the eyes has a dominant status, thus announcing the discovery of the "Master-eye" - a discovery of outmost importance in the theory of shooting and elsewhere. With use of diagrams he shows that "things that can be seen clearly are seen with but one single eye.". He records and depicts a large series of experiments with binocular vision and shows geometrically the relation to the science of perspective, and points out the importance of understanding the physiology of binocular vision for perspective painting in general.Sebastien Leclerc was originally an engraver who studied physics and geometry in relation to perspective theory, a field of which he became famous. In 1672 he was appointed to "l'Academie de Peinture" as professor in perspective. He was also engraver to Louis XIV and was appointed professor at "l'Ecole des Gobelins"

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        baron Jørgen Sperling, vice-general gouverneur udi Malmøe, ved en uloflig commissarial-rettis uretfærdige proces, haffver anrettet udi Mallmøe anno 1678.

      offuer de vel-ædle oc volbaarne Knud, Holger, Tage Thotter. Forfattet, til sagsens opliussning, oc deris retfærdige, hæderlige nafns oc ryctis beskiermelse. Alle u-partiske oc sandheds elskende til underretning. Lübeck, 1679. 4:o. (2),+ 67 s. Lätt lagerfläckig, liten fläck s. 12, mindre reva s. 27 och ett litet hål i marginalen s. 51-52. Fint nära samtida skinnband av spegeltyp, rikt guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind, blindpressade pärmar med guldram, marmorerade snitt. Litet maskhål på främre pärmens nedre hörn. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 1517. Thesaurus 632. Warmholtz 5055, not. De tre danska adelsmännen Knud, Holger och Tage Thott flydde våren 1678 till Danmark efter anklagelser om att ha hjälpt snapphanarna. I april samma år avrättades de i Malmö "in effigie", d.v.s. dockor föreställande dem blev symboliskt halshuggna och fick huvudena uppsatta på pålar. Holger Thotts slott Sövdeborg överlämnades till Jörgen Sperling. Efter krigsslutet fick de dock återkomma och Holger återfick slottet. Den svenske vicegeneralguvernören i Malmö Jörgen Sperling var en hårdför snapphanejägare och ökänd bl.a. för sitt försök att komma över Krageholms slott genom att efter en summarisk rättegång och dom 1678 låta avrätta dess ägare Jörgen Krabbe. Krabbe var dessutom svåger till Thottarna. Oluf Rosencrantz (1623-85) var geheimråd och författare samt ihärdig försvarare av den danska adelns rättigheter. Han angrep även domen mot Jörgen Krabbe i skriften "En sandfærdig repliqve imod den falske deduction...", även den utkommen 1678. Han angrep dock inte bara den svenska staten utan försvarar i andra verk den danska adeln även mot det danska enväldets övergrepp

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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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        A True Account of The Horrid Murther Committed upon His Grace, The Late Lord Archbishop of Saint Andrews, Primate and Metropolitan of all Scotland . . . With a Detection Of the Lyes Published in a late Scandalous Relation of the Murther [etc.]. Folio

      The sole contemporary account of the tragic end of the still controversial James Sharp, the Archbishop of Saint Andrews, "shot and stabbed . . . to death before his daughter Isabella's eyes", ending a life of much religious dispute and contradiction. Original ?self-wraps, disbound; title 3-7 pages. Printed by T.N. for Andrew Forrester . . . in Kingstreet, London, 1679.

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