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      MEDIOLANI, APUD FREDERICUM AGNELLUM SCULPTOREM ET IMPRESSOREM, senza data (ma seconda metà del secolo XVII) (mm 1060 x 770 più marg.)Grande e rara tavola originale a stampa, impressa su foglio più volte ripiegato, dalla sontuosa decorazione incisa a bulino su rame da Federico Agnelli. Nella metà inferiore testo tipografico in latino su quattro colonne, contenente un Prospectus di teologia in latino, recitato da fra Giovanni Boschetti da Verona presso la chiesa dei Carmelitani di Padova nell'aprile 1679, alla presenza di Benedetto Ferdinando Ascolani da Roma, generale dell'ordine. In lastra, in basso, dati tipografici. Ricca ornamentazione a bulino su matrice di rame, con cornice barocca intorno al testo, composta da festoni e putti tra colonne tortili, con due armi gentilizie in basso a sinistra; nella metà superiore della tavola, ampia scena allegorica con funzione di testata, entro cornice incisa con cariatidi ai lati. Il soggetto della scena allegorica rappresenta il dio Nettuno in atto di sostenere uno stemma con croce rossa in campo d'argento, alla presenza di Minerva e delle Muse a sinistra, nonché di Giove, di Giunone e di altri personaggi mitologici a destra. Al verso, nota tergale vergata a penna e inchiostro bruno da mano antica, in italiano. Lo stampatore Federico Agnelli, fiorito secondo Bénézit verso l'anno 1700, fu pittore e incisore a bulino oltre che stampatore. Le opere incise più importanti di Agnelli sono considerate le tavole rappresentanti il Duomo di Milano, in collaborazione con l'architetto Carlo Butio. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo, a pieni margini; pochi piccoli segni d'usura in corrispondenza delle tracce di piegatura verticali e orizzontali.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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      London: Tho. Flesher,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1679. First Edition. Hardcover. Engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [16], 159, [1] pages; The painters voyage of Italy in which all the famous paintings of the most eminent masters are particularized, as they are preserved in the several cities of Italy. Chiefly relating to their altar-pieces, and such other paintings as are ornamental in their churches. And also, many choice pictures, kept as jewels, in the palaces of particular persons. Whereunto is added that excellent collection of Signor Septale, in his closet at Milan . . . Englished by W. L. , of Lincoln's Inne, Gent. . Etched allegorical frontispiece and 5 portraits of artists; engraved map of Italy. [16], 159, [1] pages, including initial leaf of binder's directions and license leaf. 8vo, remboîtage of later 18th-century tree calf covers shortened to size, rebacked, endpapers renewed; contents toned, upper margins trimmed entering some headlines, light soiling and minor stains on title, large ink blot on page 117 offsetting onto facing plate, light marginal dampstaining toward end. 18cm. First edition in english of the author's 1671 Viaggio Pittoresco d'Italia. Pine-Coffin 671; Wing B916. Plates. .

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        A New Book of Architecture. Wherein is Represented Fourty Figures of Gates and Arches Triumphant, Composed of Different Inventions, According to the Five Orders of Columnes. Viz the Tuscane, Dorick, Ionick, Corinthian and Composite

      London: Robert Pricke, 1679. [4], thirty-nine (of forty) plates. Modern half-calf and (old) combed and curled marbled paper over boards, with original endpapers, smooth back, author and title in gilt to spine. Externally very good, internally expert marginal paper repairs to many fore-edges and corners, but not affecting text or engravings, some old water staining to first few leaves, but with good impressions. Lacking plate IV, which was seemingly not available to the earlier binder as a note on the front endpaper reads, Dec. 13. 1723 Collat. & imperfect G.J. Wright. The imprint is a pasted on a cancel slip and the imprint at the foot of the engraved portrait (plate I) is dated 1674, with the original date of 1669 partially erased. The full imprint reads 'Printed for Robert Pricke at the Ball in St. Pauls Church-Yard, next Cheap-side; Where you may have Choice of other Books of Architecture; And also Maps, Copy-books, Books of Beasts, Birds, Flowers, Fruits; Likewise Italian, French and Dutch Prints'. The ESTC shows eight copies worldwide of the earlier impression, this reissue appears to be unrecorded. Second Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good. Folio.

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        Two Letters from Mr. Montagu to the Ld Treasurer

      London: Jonathan Edwin at the Three Roses in Ludgate-Street, 1679 Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. This is a laying-in of two letters to the Lord Treasurer by Montagu in hardcover. From the balance of the title page, "One of the 11th, the other of the 18th of Jan 1678." Collation is quarto, though size, of course, is smaller. The fifteen pages of text are laid with multiple beautiful parchment beige endsheets into boards. The boards are three-quarter bound in navy leather with gilt embellishments (spine and diagonal tips) with marbled paper for the balance and the endsheets. The item seems to be correct for wing number M2468. This information, plus Montagu's name and the book's institutional placements, are pencilled on the second, replaced endsheet. The text of the items themselves are wonderfully legible and minimally foxed and stained. I feel reasonably confident that the original text's edges are natural and not cropped due to their aged appearance. The title page has the only notable issues of the piece, those being a "9" penned at the title's top and a marked discoloration at its edges. I find the text surprisingly supple and bright. It is perhaps worth noting, that while the text is wholly legible, it has a rustic character appropriate to it's age and make. ie some bleed thru and roughness. All fully readable. Our restorer indicates all glues used are reversible. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*.

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        Joh. Freinshemii Supplementorum Livianorum

      Paris: Fredericum Leonard, 1679. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair. Size=8"x10.5. (full book description) Fredericum Leonard, Paris, 1679. 1st Edition Fair, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=8"x10.5, 678+Index. Original full leather binding with 5 raised spine ribs. Front cover almost detached, leather chipped head of spine, worn at fore-edge corners, owner bookplate inside front cover, some pages stained at top fore-edge corner area, o.w. clean and tight. SCARCE book!! Latin Text. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        The Compleat [Complete] Surveyor: Containing the Whole Art of Surveying Land by the Plain Table, Theodolite, Circumferentor, Peractor, and Other Instruments...In VII Books

      London: Printed by E. Flesher for George Sawbridge, at the Sign of the Bible upon Ludgate-Hill. G: in good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Prelim advertising leaf trimmed with a little loss of a couple of letters. Sm. marginal tear to pp 395-6 with no loss to text. 1679. Fourth Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 280mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). [17pp], 438pp. Illustrated with frontis engraving; six plates (five folding); numerous illustrations within the text. William Leybourn was a printer before working as a land and quantity surveyor. He was one of the surveyors of London after the great fire of 1666 where he was associated with Robert Hooke. His book was one of the standard treatises on surveying throughout the second half of the 17th. and beginning of the 18th. century. .

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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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        Les Deux Poles, Septentrional et Meridional, Sanson, 1679

      Sanson, Nicolas. Paris 1679. [ Arctic and Antarctic ]. Les Deux Poles . Arctique ou Septentrional, et Antarcticque ou Meridional, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarctiques; et des Pays circomvoisins jusques aux 45 Degres de Latitude. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe ordre du Roy. Louvre Galleries, engraved by Pruthenus. Size approx 540mm x 410 mm. A double hemisphere map showing the North and South poles. The North pole is linked to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little other detailed coastline in the Arctic area. The most southerly part of South America is shown, together who the large land mass [Terra Incognita] which encompasses the bulk of the hemisphere. Central fold, with a slight barely visible paper defect in the lower left corner, not affecting any printed area. Very good condition.

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        Chronicon de Christiano Adricomio Delfo; traducido de latin en español por Don Lorenco Martinez de Marcilla

      Madrid: En La Imprenta Imperial, 1679. Small 4to. [4] ff., 284 (i.e., 286) pp., [11] ff. Later edition of this translation into Spanish of Adrichem's history of Biblical events to the year 109 A.D. An additional "Chronicon Breve" at the end of the volume gives a chronology from Adam and Eve to the year 1585. The title is within a typographic border; text is printed in double-column format, in roman type. Palau 2864. 19th-century half sheep with marbled paper sides; binding shows wear. Lower margin of title-leaf and leaves of the preliminaries with minor worming; repaired with pasted-over paper. Some side- and shouldernotes shaved with loss. Sporadic soiling, not severe.

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        The Compleat [Complete] Surveyor: Containing the Whole Art of Surveying Land by the Plain Table, Theodolite, Circumferentor, Peractor, and Other Instruments.In VII Books

      Printed by E. Flesher for George Sawbridge, at the Sign of the Bible upon Ludgate-Hill, London 1679 - [17pp], 438pp. Illustrated with frontis engraving; six plates (five folding); numerous illustrations within the text. William Leybourn was a printer before working as a land and quantity surveyor. He was one of the surveyors of London after the great fire of 1666 where he was associated with Robert Hooke. His book was one of the standard treatises on surveying throughout the second half of the 17th. and beginning of the 18th. century. G: in good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Prelim advertising leaf trimmed with a little loss of a couple of letters. Sm. marginal tear to pp 395-6 with no loss to text Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schutz Mantel Mariae der Allzeit Gebenedeiten Jungfrauen u. Mutter Gottes, Gnadenreich Gedeckt ?ber ihre And?chtige

      nbsp;Sulzbach- Hoffmanns 1679 - An extremely scarce and early religious work comprising offifty-two canonical stories. Written in German. Collated complete, featuring a beautifully engraved frontispiece depicting Mary and the baby Jesus. Alessandro Sperelliwas an author of many learned works, andwhowas famous forrestoring the Italian Catholic cathedral;Diocese of Gubbio, within the province of Perugia, Umbria, central Italy. His other works include Paradossi Morali, Decisiones fori Ecclesiastici, and Illustrissimi, Reverendissimi Domini. Bound ina rareembellished wood binding with one of the original brass clasps. Condition: In original wooden binding with one original brass clasp. Externally, worn and marked, with evidence of past worming to the boards. One clasp is absent. Straining to both hinges. Internally, generally firmly bound, although with the last leaf working loose. Age toned leaves, as well asevidence of past worming andbackground foxing throughout. Very slight loss to the frontispiece and instances of marginal tide marks. Neatcopperplate ink signatures to the title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Provinciale (Seu Constitutiones Angliae) Continens Constitutiones Provinciales Quatuordecim Archiepiscoporum Cantuariensium, Aiz. a Stephano Langtono ad Henricum Chichleium; cum Summariis Atque Eruditis Annotationibus, Summa Accuratione Denuo Revisum Atque Impressum.Cui Adjiciuntur Constitutiones Legatinae D. Othonois, et D. Othoboni, Cardinalium, & Sedis Apostolicae in Anglia Legatorum, Cum Profundissimis Annotationibus Johannis de Athona, Canonici Lincolniensis

      Oxford - H. Hall, 1679 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of thisrevised edition of the 1664 work on English canon law. William Lyndwood (c. 1375 1446) was an English bishop of St. David's, diplomat and canonist. He is, however, chiefly remembered for his great commentary upon the ecclesiastical decrees enacted in English provincial councils under the presidency of the Archbishops of Canterbury. This elaborate work, commonly known as the Provinciale, follows the arrangement of the titles of the Decretals of Gregory IX in the Corpus Juris, and copies of much of the medieval English legislation enacted, in view of special needs and local conditions, to supplement the jus commune. Lyndwood's gloss gives an account of the views accepted among the English clergy of his day upon all sorts of subjects. This edition also contains John of Acton's gloss, composed circa 1333-1335, on the Legatine Constitutions of the thirteenth century papal legates, Cardinals Otto and Ottobuono for England. Decorative head and tail pieces. With monastic bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: Rebound in a full calf binding with original spine labels. Externally worn, with wear to the extremities and rubbing to the boards. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Front hinge reinforcedwith cloth tape. Library label to front pastedown. Ink inscriptions to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are age-toned, with some scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER And Administration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Church Of England Together With The Psalter Or Psalms Of David Pointed As They Are To Be Sung Or Said In Churches

      John Bill Christopher Barker Thomas Newcomb And Henry Hills, 1679.. 8vo. Rebound in later full calf, gilt tooled boards and raised ribbed spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (some slight wear to joints - otherwise VG). Pp. variously paginated, illus throughout with woodcut plates (plates bright and unmarked; previous owners' neat 1689 and 1826 inscriptions on front prelims). .

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        Stilleståndz-articlar, som aff dhe kongl.

      kongl. swenske och danske extraordinarie ambassadeurer samtyckte äro i Lund uthi Skåne den 30. augusti 1679. Utan ort och år. 4:o. (4) s. Liten reva i ryggen. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 8584. Stilleståndet är undertecknat den 30 augusti av Johan Gyllenstierna och F. J. Örnstedt och skall gälla till dess freden är "executerad"

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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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        S. Veit am Flaum (Fiume).

      Tratta dalla "Topographia Provinciarum Austriacarum, Styriae, Carinthiae, Carniolae, Tyrolis etc..?, Francoforte, 1679 circa. Incisione in rame all?acquaforte, b/n, cm 21,2 x 33,2 ca. (alla lastra) più margini. Pianta prospettica della città di Fiume, con vascelli in mare e rosa dei venti in basso a sinistra. Agli inizi del secondo millennio, Fiume la si trova con il nome latino di ?Flumen? (tradotto dai croati in Reka, Rika o Rijeka) e nel Medioevo fu anche conosciuta come ?Terra Sancti Viti?, dal momento che l'uso della lingua latina appare costantemente nei documenti della pubblica amministrazione, così come, nelle epoche successive, l?uso della lingua italiana. Esemplare a pieni margini e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Historiarum Quod Extat

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Danielem Elsevirium, 1679. Three volumes bound in six - Volume One - [48], 518pp; Volume Two - 519-922pp, [70], 62pp; Volume Three - 502pp; Volume Four - 503-973pp, [59], 58pp; Volume Five - 634pp and Volume Six - 635-1080, [80]. Later (late-18thC) uniform full-calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco author/title label to second panel, contrasting morocco volume label to third, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge and volute corner pieces, covers bordered with flower head roll, all edges marbled with blue paste endpapers. Chipped to head of spines, volume labels of volumes two, four and six chipped with some loss. Internally, some ink-spotting to pages 495-497 in volume one, previous owners name to first page of text in each volume, otherwise fairly bright and clean. In volumes two, four and six there is the ownership inscription (to the rear) of Gilbert Walmesley, 'Bibliotheca Gilberti Walmesley', who was an early friend of Samuel Johnson, and a frequent visitor to Johnson's fathers bookshop. Willems 1568, Brunet III:1107, "bonne edition". Dibdin notes that "these are the excellent editions of Gronovius, of which the first is a very neat and valuable one, but the last is generally esteemed the edit. opt ... (the 1679 edition) which is correctly and beautifully printed (and of which the second and third volumes are dated 1678) copies are now become scarce and sell high" (Dibdin II, page 167 (4th ed)). An attractive, well produced Variorum edition with good provenance. Latin text . Reprint. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        Tariffa Kircheriana sive mensa Pythagorica exspansa,

      N.A. TINASSI 1679 KIRCHER ATHANASIUS Tariffa Kircheriana sive mensa Pythagorica exspansa,ad metheseos quesita accomodata per quinque columnas, quarum numeri in fronte sunt multiplicantes et in prima columna dicantur multiplicandi. R.Q.C. ubicunque occurrunt significant radices, quadrata et cubus in traversa numerorum serie. ROMAE, N.A. TINASSI 1679[Matematica-Prima edizione] (Cm. 14) ottimo cartonato originale titolato al dorso.Fruntis+100tavole numeriche con altro frontis proprio in 201 carte non numerate+1carta bianca.Edizione originale di una delle più rare e ricercate opere del Kircher.L'autore gesuita tedesco stabilitosi poi a Roma scrisse molte opere che gli procurarono rinomanza e popolarità in tutta Europa.La Tariffa è opera di matematica, geometria,trigonometria, musica, ecc.Utile anche per la navigazione.Purtroppo scompleto, manca la parte con le 24 tavole fuori testo.ESEMPLARE MOLTO BELLO E NITIDO-DAWSON 318; SOTHERAN PRIMO SUPPL. 1321;HONEYMAN COLLECTION N° 1833; SOMMERVOGEL IV 1070 8; MERRIL"ATHAN. KIRCHER" 28;NUC SOLO 2 COPIE IN AMERICA.[f7] Libro

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        A True Narrative of the Horrid Plot and Conspiracy of the Popish Party

      London: Parkhurst & Cockerill, 1679 Book. Fair-. Full-Leather. Presume 1st, UK. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. An extremely difficult book to describe, we hope to reconcile any deficiency of information on our part with a thorough description. Copious notes came to us with this book. First listed note references Wing 0-59, bound with four others in the binding of William Douglas , First Duke of Queensberry, circa 1639 - 1695. Possible Britwell Court marking, unable to locate a sale. Balance of title of O-59 as follows, "Against the Life of His Sacred Majesty, the Government, and the Protestant Religion: With a List of such Noblemen, Gentleman, and Others, as were the Conspirators: and the Head-Officers both Civil and Military that were to Effect it." The four other titles which are bound together in this volume include number S4127 "The Narrative of Mr. John Smith;"- number (J)5561(sic) "The Narrative of Robert Jenison;"- number P3177 "A True Narrative and Discovery" by Prance- B1677 "A Narrative and impartial Discovery of the Horrid Plot" by Bedloe. The book measures 12 3/8" by 8." Collated largely in folio. Boards are a polished, spotted leather. Gilt stamped centers, blind stamped edging. Spine has six ribs, no label. The spine's top (esp.) and bottom have chips out to a depth of a strong 1/8 of an inch. Front hinge exterior has cracking through full length, not loose due to cordage. Rear hinge much less so, cracked a bit but not through. All boards and surfaces have scuff, scar, tip bumping. Back board has one notable abrasion about the size of a grown man's index finger. We will now discuss the book's interior giving the printing data for 0-59 only and attempting to summarize the various library notes, ancient fountain pennings and so forth without capturing them all. First pastedown has BC library notes, WD of Queens notes. Both this sheet and the next blank endsheet have heavy edge browning. Next sheet facing blank, verso has statements from Brown and Oates dated 1679. Balance of printing information from title page as follows, "London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, and Thomas Cockerill, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside near mercers Chapel, and at the Three Legs in the Poultrey. M DC LXXIX." In the interest of brevity I will not list the particulars of the four following pamphlets, rather trying to summarize condition, faults and flaws. First endsheet has postage stamp sized diagonal chip off lower corner. Pages 2 thorugh 9 of the Oates have unusually heavy foxing, as do some later sections of the text. Each pamphlet has pencilled Wing number. Text in general is neither the most nor least perfect I have seen from this era. Text is generally wavy yet legibile throughout, spottily foxed. The foredge has marbling all edges, top edge darker. The Bedloe section is a shade lighter at the foredge. The Smith finishes at page 35 with two lines of errata. The full publication data from O-59 as follows,"Published by the order of the right Honorable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled. Humbly presented to His Most Excellent Majesty, By Titus Oates D.D..

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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)

      Frankfurt, Johann Peter Zubrodt, 1679.. 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 Pflanzenasche einen Homunkulus erschaffen zu können. - Mit Exlibris des kalifornischen Mediziners Kenneth Garth Huston (1926-1987), Mitherausgeber der Bibliographie Rubins zu Kenelm Digby. Gebräunt, anfangs etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        Ars Vitraria Experimentalis, Oder Vollkommene Glasmacher-Kunst, Lehrende, als in einem, aus unbetrüglicher Erfahrung herfliessendem Commentario, über die von dergleichen Arbeit beschriebenen Sieben Bücher P. Anthonii Neri, von Florentz, und denen darüber gethanen gelehrten Anmerckungen Christophori Merretti, M.D. & Societ. Reg. Brittann. Socii, (so aus den Jtal. und Latein. beyde mit Fleiß ins Hochdeutsche übersetzt) ... : Samt einem II. Haupt-Theil, so in drey unterschiedenen Büchern, und mehr als 200. Experimenten bestehet, darinnen vom Glasmahlen, Vergulden und Brennen; Vom Holländischen Kunst- und Barcellan-Töpfferwerck, ... gelehret werden, mit einem Anhange von denen Perlen und fast allen natürlichen Edelsteinen; ... Franckfurt und Leipzig, In Verlegung des Autoris. Leipzig, gedruckt bey Christoph Günthern, 1679

      Frankfurt, 1679. 21 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Gestochenes Titelblatt, (16), 348 (irrig 350, 153-154 in der Zählung übersprungen); (8), 141, (35) Seiten und 20 Kupfertafeln. Pergamentband um 1750, neu eingehängt - Ferguson I, 485 Anmerkung - Ferchl 288 - Poggendorff I, 1331 - VD17 23:645729Z (vgl.) - Erstausgabe, Druckvermerk von Teil 1 abweichend von VD17 "In Verlegung des Autoris" während VD17 "Auff Kosten des Autoris" zitiert und abbildet. Ob zu dieser im Sebstverlag erschienen Ausgabe ebenfalls das bei VD17 erwähnte Porträt gehört, konnte nicht geklärt werden. "... ein Werk, das das gesamte Wissen der Glasmacherkunst seit der Antike zusammenfaßt und die Technik des Glasmachens bis weit in das 19. Jahrhundert hinein beeinflußt ... Kunckel fügt es aus 3 Teilen zusammen und kommentiert die 7 Bücher des ihm vertrauten Standardwerkes der Glasmacherei von A. Neri "L'arte vetraria distinta in libri VIII" (1612), ebenso Chr. Merretts englische Übersetzung von Neris Werk "The Art of Glass ..." und beschließt es mit Darstellung seines eigenen beträchtlichen Wissen und Könnens" (NDB XIII, 287f). Stellenweise leicht gebräunt, Teil 1 ab S. 217 und bis S. 80 in Teil 2 ist die Ecke innen unten im Einband kaum sichtbar bis zu 3 x 10 mm am weissen Rand durch Bücherwurm o. ä. angenagt, sonst schön. -

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        14. Cypress of America; 15. Sweet Gumtree; 16. Tulip Tree; 19. Water Tupelo

      Mark Catesby (ca. 1679-1749)Plate from Hortus Britanno-Americanus: or, a Curious Collection of Trees and Shrubs...London, 1763Hand-colored copperplate engraving23" x 19 1/2" framedHortus Britanno-Americanus: or, a Curious Collection of Trees and Shrubs, the Produce of the British Colonies in North America; adapted to The Soil and Climate of England.  With Observations on their Constitution, Growth, and Culture: and Directions how they are to be collected, packed up, and secured during their Passage.                            Mark Catesby's rare posthumously published guide to the seed-harvesting, transport, and cultivation in England of North American trees and shrubs. During the eleven years he spent in the Southeastern colonies of America (1712-19 and 1722-26) Catesby shipped to England an impressive quantity and variety of dried specimens as well as living seeds and plants, becoming in the process an expert in the difficult business of transatlantic shipping of botanical specimens.  Later, during his years of labor on the Natural History of Carolina, Catesby's connections among prominent London naturalists enabled him to encourage public interest in the cultivation in England of North American plants. He collaborated with several London nurserymen for the propagation and sale of his plants, notably Thomas Fairchild at Hoxton and Christopher Gray at Fulham. Gray's ca. 1737 broadsheet Catalogue of American Trees and Shrubs is illustrated with an engraving by Catesby of a magnolia, resembling the first plate of the Hortus and based on the same Ehret drawing. Catesby illustrated 62 different trees and shrubs in this work. Although most of the plants had already been described in more general terms in the Natural History, Catesby's descriptions in the Hortus are more detailed and focus on such practicalities as the best conditions for harvesting seeds and for preserving them during the sea voyage. Concise but clear directions are provided for every step in the process (spelled out most explicitly for item no. 1, the magnolia, "which may serve [he explains in the preface] also as a direction for most of the rest"). For ease of reference, Catesby's engraved figures (most related to but not identical to the larger illustrations of the Natural History) reproduce the plants in actual size. Although Sachaverell Sitwell suggested that an early version of the Hortus may have been issued in 1737, no copies of such an edition are known. In any case, as Henrey points out, "it is evident that Catesby was still preparing the work the year before he died, since in describing the catalpa tree [p. 25] he records that in August 1748 the profusion of flowers on a specimen at Mr. Gray's was so great that the leaves were almost hid thereby'" (Henrey II, 276). The London bookseller John Millan reissued the work in 1767, with a differently worded cancel title (Hortus Europae-Americanus), aiming the edition at the wider European market.This is a rare opportunity to obtain individual plates from Catesby’s scarce work on horticulture.

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        A Narrative of the Depositions of Robert Jenison, The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous and William Blagg for High Treason, and The Arraignment, Tryal and Condemnation of Robert Earl of Essex and Henry Earl of Southampton

      - London - Henry Hills et al, Richard Royston et al, and Thomas Basset et al respectively, 1679 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two important and scarce trials, onefrom 1679 and another from 1683, relating to events and allegations of the alleged Popish plot. Bound with a rare reprint in 1679 of the Essex trial. Robert Jenison and Thomas Walcot are first editions. Robert Earl of Essex is the 1679 reprinting of a trial from 1601. Three trials bound as one. Robert Jenison 'with other material evidence, plainly proving that Mr William Ireland, lately executed for High Treason, was in London the nineteenth of August 1678. Notwithstanding his confident denial therefore both at his tryal and execution. Collected by Charles Chetwind'. Robert Jenison, (b. 1648/9, d. in or after 1704), was an informer involved in the investigations surrounding the Popish Plot. Jenison was persuaded to convert to protestantism in 1679 and reveal what he knew of the plot and to disprove Ireland's alibi. DNBThomas Walcott, (c. 16251683), conspirator. Walcott served in Cromwell's army in Ireland in the 1650s. The Restoration brought Walcott incarceration in Dublin Castle on suspicion of having been Charles I's executioner, but he was acquitted. After returning to England in February 1683 Walcott and Ferguson participated in the cabal that included Colonel John Rumsey and the whig attorneys Richard Nelthorpe and Richard Goodenough. This group plotted to assassinate Charles and James at the Rye House, near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. This tryal includes other members of the Rye House plotters, 'for conspiring the death of the King and raising a rebellion in this Kingdom: at the sessions-house in the Old-Baily London, on a commission of Oyer and Terminer held there for the City of London and County of Middlesex, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12, 13, and 14, 1683'. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (10 November 1565 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601 he led an abortive coup d'etat against the government and was executed for treason. Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (6 October 1573 10 November 1624). In 1596 and 1597 Southampton was employed in Essex's expeditions. In 1599, during the Nine Years War (15951603), he went to Ireland with Essex. He was deeply involved in Essex's conspiracy against the queen, and in February 1601 was sentenced to death. Cecil obtained the commutation of the penalty to imprisonment for life. The trial was held 'at Westminster the 19th of February, 1600, and in the 43 year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth: For rebelliously conspiring and endeavouring the subversion of the government, by confederacy with Tyr-Owen, that Popish traytor and his complices'. Condition: Rebound in quarter calf and paper boards. Externally excellent, very smart spine, very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright for its age, but with mild age-toning to The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, worse to the first and last pages. Generally cleanaside froma fewscattered spots and handling marks, and a few small spill burns. Contemporary ink annotations to last page of Thomas Walcot. Some numbers in ink to Robert Earl of Essex title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions. As it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the xvth of October....Terra, a Philosophical Essay of Earth, being a Lecture in Couse. To which is annexed Pomona: or, an Appendix concerning fruit tress in relation to Cider; The Making, and several ways of Ordering it....Also Karendarium Hortense; of the Gard'ners Almanac

      London: John Martyn, Printer to the Royal Society, 1679 A very good copy of John Evelyn's (1620-1706) famous work in new quarter leather binding, retaining the original spine with raised bands, and adding new calf endcaps, shoulder strips and marbled boards. With title page in red and black inks covering all 4 sections of the work. Sylva is the 3rd edition revised by Evelyn and with a new dedication to the King. It is the first edition to contain the poem 'The Garden' written by Abraham Cowley. With 2 page dedication to the King, 16 pp note to the Reader, 4 pp poems, 2pp 'Advertisement' - containing definitions, 'The Garden' with dedication 7pp and Table of Chapters - the index for the whole 4 books. Pagination is continuous for Sylva, Terra and Pomona. Sylva is pp 1-281 and contains 4 engravings, one full page, and 8 pp of tables. Terra has a separate title page - and is listed as the 2nd edition - improved, 1678. It is dedicated to Viscount Brouncker and text runs to page 334. Pomona has a separate title page - 3rd edition with addition 1678 and is dedicated to the Earl of Southampton - text runs to page 412 and includes works by other authors on cider. There are 2 small engravings in the text. Kalendarium Hortense has a separate title page in red and black inks - 5th edition 1679 and is paginated 1-39. There is an errata page at the rear. With decorative initial capitals and other designs. The contents are in very good condition. There is a small stamp for W Barrett 1790 on the fep and a couple of neat annotations in margins. There are a couple of very small paper holes in margins, and one page has loss to the bottom corner not affecting text. There is a small repaired paper tear to the bottom margin of page 399. The second page of 'The Garden' has been bound out of sequence after the rest of the poem. Overall an extremely nice copy.

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      Jena: Samuel Krebs for Joh. Bielk. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1679. First Paperback Edition. Hardcover. Forestry; Industry; Maritime; Manufacturing; FARMING; Engravings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; [2], 131 pages; Tractatus de arboribus coniferis et pice conficienda, aliisque ex illis arboribus provenientibus. 5 engraved plates. [2], 131 pages, including engraved additional title. 12mo, contemporary mottled calf gilt, worn, spine ends chipped; some toning and foxing. 18th-century signature ("Guettard") and 19th-century stamp of the Bibliothèque du Château d'Oublesse. Managing conifer forests and extracting pitch, illustrated emblem book. LOC returns no copies. First edition of a work on common conifers, including instructions for making resin, pitch, charcoal, lamp-black, etc. Duveen, page 34; Ferguson I, 61. .

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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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        Dissertatio Historico-Philosophica De Masticatione Mortuorum, Quam Dei & Superiorum indultu, in illustri Academ. Lips. sistent Praeses M. Philippus Rohr Marckranstadio-Misnic. et Respondens Benjamin Frizschius, Musilavia-Misnicus

      Lipsiae: Typis Michaelis Vogtii, 1679. first edition; leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm., [24] unnumbered pages beginning with title, A1; later paper covered boards darkened and rubbed at leather spine and tips, general age toning but entirely readable and not at all fragile, C3 has five block letters penciled in margins, overall a very good copy for this very infrequently seen item; Montague Summers' copy with his book plate by Eric Gill, "Alphoinvs Montagve Svmmers Liber svvs ..." with a wood engraving featuring Saint Jerome and lion; usually translated as ?On the Chewing Dead? Rohr's work explores the strange and terrible legends of the dead reanimated through demonic possession devouring their own shrouds and moving on to gnaw on nearby corpses in a sort of unholy manduction, this of course has a relevance to the vampire mythos that certainly would have been appreciated b. Photos available upon request.

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      - TRADUCIDO DE LATIN EN Español por Don Lorenço Martinez de Marcilla, Cavallero de la Orden de Calatrava, Conde de Montoro, Virrey, y Capitan General del Reyno de Mallorca, &c. Año 1679. EN MADRID: En la Imprenta Imperial. A costa de Juan Martin Merinero, Mecader de Libros. In 8.º de 20x15 cm. Com [viii]-284-[xxii] pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível com vestígios de atilhos e título manuscrito na lombada. Obra contém a história universal até ao século primeiro da era cristã tal como era entendida pela Igreja Católica Romana. Nas últimas [xxii] páginas apresenta uma cronologia resumida dos factos históricos, desde o "principio do mundo" até Cristo, quando tinham passado apenas 3960 anos ou, segundo o Génesis, 4089 anos. Além da cronologia desde Adão até a morte do apóstolo João no ano 109 d. c. esta obra também fornece uma descrição da Palestina e das antiguidades de Jerusalém. Christian Van Kruik Adrichem, padre católico e teólogo, nasceu em Delft em 1533 e morreu em Colónia em 1585. Ordenado em 1566 foi superior do Convento de Santa Barbara em Delft até à sua expulsão pela Reforma. Outras obras do mesmo autor: 'Vita Jesu Christi' (Antuérpia, 1578) e 'Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum' (Colónia, 1590). Palau 1990, tom. I, pag. 16. [EN] Christian Kruik Van Adrichem, catholic priest and theological writer, born at Delft, in 1533, and died at Cologne in 1585. He was ordained in 1566 and was Director of the Convent of St. Barbara in Delft till expelled by the Reformation. His other works are: 'Vita Jesu Christi' (Antwerp, 1578) 'Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum' (Cologne, 1590). The present work gives a description of Palestine of the antiquities of Jerusalem and a chronology from Adam till the death of John the Apostle, in a.d.109. Location/localizacao: 1-A1-B-4

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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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      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

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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. .

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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