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        Observations Upon a Late Libel, Called a Letter from a Person of Quality to his Friend, Concerning the Kings Declaration, &c [caption-title]

      [London: Printed for C. M., 1681], 1681. First edition. Macdonald 1; Wing H-316; NCBEL II, 1040. Some slight stains; fine copy.. Folio, disbound, 8 pages. Halifax's first published work, a response to the pamphlet A Letter from a Person of Quality to his Friend, published in late April or early May 1681, which attacked the declaration of King Charles II about his dissolution of the two previous Parliaments: "We live in an Age where ill humor and Malice to the Government do so prevail, that men rail without any manner of distinction, and without examining what things are good or bad in themselves, there seemeth to be no other Rule allowed by one sort of Men, than that they cannot Err, and the King cannot be in the Right . . .".

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        NUEVA DESCRIPCION DEL ORBE DE LA TIERRA. EN QUE SE TRATA DE TODAS SUS PARTES INTERIORES, Y EXTERIORES, Y CIRCULOS DE LA ESPHERA, Y DE LA INTELIGENCIA, USO, Y FABRICA DE LOS MAPAS, Y TABLAS GEOGRAPHICAS, ASSI UNIVERSALES, Y GENERALES, COMO PARTICULARES. EXPLICANSE SUS DIFERENCIAS, SE CORRIGEN LOS ERRORES, Y IMPERFECCIONES DE LAS ANTIGUAS, Y SE AÑADEN OTRAS MODERNAS. CON LA FABRICA, Y USO DEL GLOBO TERRESTRE ARTIFICIAL, Y DE LAS CARTAS DE NAVEGAR. TOCANSE MUCHAS, Y VARIAS CURIOSIDADES DE PHILOSOPHIA NATURAL, Y DE HISTORIA SAGRADA, Y PROFANA, CON LAS NOTICIAS, Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CHRONOLOGIA, Y ORIGEN, Y PRINCIPIO DE LAS MAS PRINCIPALES ERAS, Y EPOCHAS DEL MUNDO. DEDICADA AL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR D. CARLOS SEGUNDO MONARCA DE ESPAÑA.

      Ioan Lorenço Cabrera, Valencia 1681 - PRIMERA Y ÚNICA EDICIÓN, folio (285 x 195mm.), Título grabado adicional, ilustraciones y diagramas de grabado en madera en texto (incluyendo uno con manuscrito viejo volvelle en p.132 y mapa del mundo en p.410). Palau 201032. 590pp. + INDICE DE NOTAS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les foux divertissans - Comedie

      A Paris chez Jean Ribou, 1681. Format 9,5x15,5 cm, reliure a la Du Seuil, plein maroquin, toutes tranches dorees, (4)+87 pages. Petit manque en pied, papier legerement sali, avec sur quelques pages une mouillure tres claire, et surtout 3 cachets de bibliotheque, un sur la page de titre, l'autre sur la premiere page de l'oeuvre, la suivante page 47. Etat correct. Il s'agit de la derniere piece de R. Poisson. Ouvrage de toute rarete.

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        Nugae venales, sive Thesaurus ridendi & jocandi ad gravissimos severissimosque viros patres melanchologicorum consriptos + Pugna porcorum per P.Porcium Poetam

      Nugae venales, sive Thesaurus ridendi & jocandi ad gravissimos severissimosque viros patres melanchologicorum consriptos Anno 1681 Prostant apud Neminem, sed tamen ubique + Pugna porcorum per P.Porcium Poeta, NiverstadII, Apud GAS Parum Myrrheum Melchiorem Thureum, & Balthasarum Aureum, 1681, altes Buch in lateinischer Sprache, Ledereinband, 8 x 13,5 cm

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        Manuscript on paper. In Spanish. "Resumen de d[e]r[ech]os tocantes a los Yndios, sobre su reduccion.

      Because Spanish colonial-era laws concerning Indians were numerous and published in the unwieldy Recopilacion de leyes de los reynos de Indias (5 vols., 1681 with subsequent revisions and editions) and authoritatively interpreted in Solorzano Pereira's also hefty Politica indiana (2 vols., 1648 and later editions), lawyers and judges often resorted to reducing the laws most relevant to their own work to a manuscript epitome, i.e., a booklet offering an abstract of each chosen law with its proper citation to either the Recopilacion or to Politica indiana when the full law or interpretation might be wanted.THIS IS JUST SUCH A WORKING EPITOME, and that it speaks both to laws relating to Indians generally and, as per its title, to => laws relating specifically to Indians settled in reducciones helps to localize it. In regions where the indigenous populations were sedentary (e.g., Mexico, Guatemala, central Peru) there was no need to force them into "reducciones" (essentially, created communities with a high degree of "townness"); but in places were the natives were nomadic (e.g., Paraguay, and some jungle regions of the Viceroyalty of Peru} enforced resettlement was the norm.Whether the Indians within the ken of this law practice were sedentary or "resettled" or still trying to be nomadic, they were to enjoy numerous privileges and exemptions and also were prohibited from doing certain things. The first chapter headings here are a good summary of these privileges, exemptions, and prohibitions: "On the treatment of Indians," "Personal service," "Privileges in legal matters," and "On criminal behavior." A second section of the manuscript, in a different hand, offers chapters titled "On the service of Indians," "On the privileges that the Indians enjoy because of their status as miserables [i.e., a Roman law term for certain categories of individuals]," "On conducting legal proceedings against Indians," and "Other privileges granted to the Indians." The many dozens of laws recited here sketch the legal parameters of Indian life under Spain: the requirement of fixed addresses, the ban on white and black residents in the Indian reducciones, bans on polygamy and wine, whippings for those who move to another settlement without permission, and more. We assign the manuscript's place of composition to the viceroyalty of Peru because in the period to 1776 it included regions were there were reducciones, whereas there were none in the viceroyalty of Mexico.

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        LS. Sopron, 3. XI. 1681.

      1681. Folio. 1¾ pp. on double leaf. With address and papered seal. Congratulatory letter in Latin to the Imperial Vice-Chancellor Leopold Wilhelm Graf Koenigsegg. - Somewhat dusty and spotty.

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        Index Bibliothecae.

      - Engraved vignette on title & another - emblematic - vignette on final leaf of Vol. II. 2 p.l., 646 pp., one leaf with the Barberini arms, otherwise blank; 2 p.l., 596 pp. Two vols. Folio, cont. vellum over boards. Rome: Typis Barberinis, Excudebat M. Hercules, 1681. The rare catalogue of the vast library created by the enormously rich Cardinal Francesco Barberini (1597-1679), a great patron of the arts due to his status as one of the chief beneficiaries of the exorbitant nepotism practiced by his uncle Pope Urban VIII. The cardinal built a rich library at the Palazzo Barberini which included ancient Greek and Roman manuscripts, and he supported numerous European intellectuals, scholars, scientists and artists including Jean Morin, Gabriel Naudé, Gerhard Johann Vossius, Heinsius and John Milton. "The Barberini library, which was catalogued in 1681 (the catalogue of manuscripts that was to form the third volume was never published), remained in private hands until 1902, when it passed into the Vatican library. Such acquisitions of private libraries by institutions are especially characteristic of Italian library history. The Barberini catalogue has enjoyed a special importance because it is a rather early and very large book and appears to have been widely circulated."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 23. Taylor describes this catalogue as "virtually unobtainable" (p. 228) and considers it an important work in bibliographical history (p. 129). The catalogue is alphabetically arranged and contains more than 60,000 books. Barberini's catalogue was for many years one of the principal bibliographical reference works at the disposal of scholars, second in rank only to Thomas Hyde's third catalogue of the Bodleian Library (1674) with which it shared the then revolutionary alphabetical arrangement under the authors' surnames, but was richer in books printed in Italy. This catalogue is truly rare on the market. A very fine set. ? Ottino & Fumagalli 3701. Peignot, p. 79. Pollard & Ehrman, pp. 262 & 263. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL OLIMPO DEL SABIO INSTRUIDO DE LA NATURALEZA, Y SEGUNDA PARTE DE LAS MAXIMAS POLITICAS Y MORALES, ILUSTRADAS CON TODO GENERO DE ERUDICION SACRA Y HUMANA

      Barcelona. 1681. 512Pág+9h. 21x15. El Olimpo del sabio instruido de la naturaleza y segunda parte de la máximas políticas, y morales, ilustradas con todo genero de erudición sacra y humana por Francisco Garau. Bilingüe. Magnífica Obra y buen estado. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca L.

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        Syrien, Palästina - Dapper, Olfert - Sehr schönes Exemplar

      Asia, Oder Genaue und Gründliche Beschreibung des gantzen Syrien und Palestins oder Gelobten Landes. 2 Teile in einem Band. Mit gestochenem Titel (datiert 1681), 9 gefalteten Kupferstichkarten, 30 meist doppelblattgroßen Kupfertafeln und 34 Textkupfern. 2 Blatt, 200 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 400 Seiten, 4 Blatt. 33 x 23 cm, Pergament der Zeit mit vorgezogenen Kanten. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe. - Die Kupfer mit Trachten, Ansichten von Aleppo, Damaskus, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Rama, Tripolis etc. - Die Titel gering fleckig, eine Tafel alt aufgezogen, eine mit winzigem Papierausbruch. - Titel mit Stempel der Fürstlich Solms-Lich'schen Bibliothek zu Lich. Ausgezeichnet erhaltenes Exemplar. - Second German edition. - Copperplates representing national costumes, views of Aleppo, Damaskus, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Rama, Tripolis etc. - Hardly soiled. Title with stamp of the "Fürstlich Solms-Lich'sche" library at Lich. - Very well preserved contemporary vellum binding. A fine copy.

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        Notizie de' Professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua, per le Quali si Dimostra come, e per chi le bell' Arti di Pittura, Scultura, e Architettura lasciata la rozzezza delle maniere Greca, e Gottica, si siano in questi secoli ridotte all' antica loro perfezione

      - Woodcut Medici arms on title. 8 p.l., 68, [4] pp. Large 4to, cont. calf, arms in gilt of Nicolas Joseph Foucault on covers, spine gilt, contrasting morocco lettering piece on spine. Florence: Santi Franci, 1681. First edition of Baldinucci's biographical history of Italian art and architecture from 1260 to 1300. The author's son, Francesco Saverio Baldinucci, edited the remaining five volumes published in the years 1686-1728 and covering the period 1300 to 1670. This is a very handsome copy from the library of Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), statesman and archeologist, with his arms in gilt on the covers and his armorial bookplate. Baldinucci's work was based on published sources as well as original research with unpublished manuscripts and documents and is considered by Cicognara to be a worthy successor to Vasari. Fine and crisp copy. ? Brunet, I, 622-"Cet ouvrage est difficile à trouver complet.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hugo de Groots Nederlandtsche jaerboeken en historien, sedert het jaer MDLV tot het jaer MDCLX; met de belegering der stadt Grol en den aenkleven des jaers MDCXXVII: als ook het tractaet van de Batavische nu Hollandtsche republyk en de vrye zeevaert, met aenteeckeningen: voorts met het leven des schrijvers, twee volkomen registers, en veele koopere platen verciert

      Amsterdam: Weduwe van Joannes van Someren, 1681. Hardcover. Very good condition. A folio volume with stunning 17th century copper engravings, very strong impressions, of the Netherlands' Eighty Years War, the war of independence from Spain, as well as many engraved portraits. LACKING 2 plates, 'Walvisch gestrant by Schevelingen', Pl. XXXII, (p326) and 'Spinolaes Galeyen overseylt', Pl. XXXIX, (p445). Illustrated with full page battle scenes, and many portraits, including Hugo de Groot, Margareta van Toledo, Ferdinand Alvarez van Toledo, Don Louis de Requesens, Matthias Aert-Hertogh van Oostenrijk, Alexander Farnese, Francois Hertogh van Anjou, Wilhelm Prins van Oranje, Philips, Grave van Hohenlo, Philips van Marnix, Robbert Dudley, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Ernestus Aerts-Hertogh van Oostenrijk, Philips de Twede Koning van Spanjen, Albertus Aerts Hertogh van Oostenrijk, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Maurits Prins van Oranje, Ambrosius Spinola, Frederik Hendrik Prins van Oranje, and Hendrik, Grave van den Berge. Hugo Grotius (1583 - 1645) Dutch jurist, philosopher and theologian, made numerous contributions to general legal theory and international law in particular. Early in his career he was an expert in maritime law; he is recognized as one of the founders of international law. His major works are 'De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625; On the Law of War and Peace) and 'Mare Liberum'. Folio, frontispiece, [46], 591, [79], 19, [4], 74pp. Contemporary mottled brown calf, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt embellished compartments. Contemporary numbered paper label at spine. Boards and spine rubbed, spine slightly chipped at base. Title label a bit worn, title a bit faded. Exterior hinge of front board a bit tender, a bit cracked along spine but holding firmly. All the plates in exceptionally good condition; Plate XLII slightly ruffled at foredge where it protrudes slightly from the volume. OCLC: 64816337.

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        Herrn Thomas Stackhouse Lehrbegriff der ganzen christlichen Religion. Aus der engländischen Sprache übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen vermehret von Friedr. Eb. Rambach.

      7 Bände Mit Titelvignetten in Holzschnitt. 8vo (20 x 12 cm). Hellbraune marmorierte Kalblederbände d.Z. auf 5 Bünden mit 2 RSchildern, reicher floraler RVergoldung, vergold. ornament. Deckelfileten, großer Lederintarsie auf beiden Deckeln mit vergold. Rocaille-Kartuschen, ornament Schnitt, Kammarmor-Vorsätze. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "A compleat body of speculative and practical divinity"des streitbaren englischen Theologen (1681-1752) in der Edition des rührigen Übersetzers und Theologen Rambach (1708-1775), ein Hauptwerk theologischer Frühaufklärung.- Schönes Beispiel eines barocken Frakturdruckes (Satzspiegel etwas gebräunt) sowie der prächtigen Einbände zwischen Barock und Rokoko, möglicherweise auch am norddeutschen Verlagsort - Rostock - gefertigt. - Deckelkanten und teilw. Bünde gering berieben. Bd 7 mit Fehlstelle am Kapital (wenig auffällig), insgesamt sehr dekoratives Exemplar von vorzüglicher Erhaltung.- (Keine paypal-Zahlung möglich).

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        Sonatae, Violino Solo, Celsissimo Ac. Rev.mo S. R. I. Principlac. Dno. Dno. Maximiliano Gandolpho ... Archiepiscopo Saliburgensi ...

      [Salzburg], Thomas Georg Höger, 1681. Quer-4°. 1 n.n. Bl. + 61 S. Priv. Ld. der Zeit. RISM A 1, B 2616: alle acht Sonaten vorhanden. - Ebd. altrenoviert (R. u. Ecken ergänzt; `neu` eingehängt), Deckel - vorallem V. m. Fraßspuren, Titel berieben u. kl. Fehlstellen in den Marginalien sowie Farbabrieb des Kleisterpapiervorsatzes, feuchtigskeitsrandig, Gbrsp. - Reste des Goldschnittes vorhanden. Selten. - Biber von Bibern, (1644 - 1704), war vermutlich ein Schüler Johann Heinrich Schmelzers in Wien und stand in den Diensten des Bischofs von Olmütz und Kremsier. 1670 kam er an den Hof des Fürsterzbischofs von Salzburg, wurde 1679 dort Vizekapellmeister und 1684 Hauptkapellmeister. Biber hielt sich längere Zeit auf Kunstreisen auf, wurde 1684 zum erzbischöflichen Truchseß ernannt und 1690 vom Kaiser geadelt. Seine Kompositionen belegen eine Bereicherung der Geigenspieltechnik durch Verwendung der Skordatur, durch das Spiel in Doppelgrifftechnik und bis in die siebte Lage; er galt als der beste österr. Geiger des 17.Jahrhunderts. Biber schrieb neben Opern und Kirchenmusik vor allem Violinwerke, darunter Sonaten zur Verherrlichung von 15 Mysterien aus dem Leben Mariae (1674). (DBE) - Hier ein Beispiel. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik; Salis

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        Antiphonar]: Antiphonarium monasticum ad Ritum Breviarii Benedictini, et ad normam cantus a S. Gregorio magno instituti, secundum exemplaria antiquissima Roma allata. Pro universali conformitate introducenda & conservanda. - Beigebunden : 1. Commune Sanctorum Apostolorum, mit Antiphonae Feriales per annum; 2. Proprium Sanctorum Monasterii Einsidlensis; 3. Supplementum Anitiphonarij Einsidlensis juxta novum Breviarium Romano Monasticum.

      Impressum in Monasterio Einsidlensi Anno MDCLXXXI / Einsiedeln, Klosterdruckerei [Faktor Joseph Reymann] 1681 - Resp. (Supplementum) o.A. [Stiftsdruckerei, Faktor Meinrad Eberlin oder Johann Eberhard Kälin 1740]. - Folio (44.5 x 29 x 8 cm). 2 Bll. (Titel u. Praefatio), XXII, 23-54, 1 Bl., 55-202, 216, [12+2 Bll. spätere Partien], LXVI, XX, 61 SS. (so cpl.; kollationiert). Titelvignette (Madonna; ev. Druckermarke) in Holzschnitt, zahlreiche Zierinitialen in Holzschnitt, Musiknoten (Quadratnotation a. 5 roten Linien) in 7 Zeilen pro Seite, Druck in Rot und Schwarz a. schwerem, teilw. unterschiedlichem Bütten, Schrift in 24-Punkt Antiqua. Gepr. Schweinsleder d.Zt. (etwas berieben u. fleckig) über 7 mm Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schliessen (Bänder ers.; Deckelbeschläge fehlen), fachmänn. restauriert u. neu eingebunden mit gewirkten Kapitalbändern, Rücken neu aufgezogen, Vorsätze neu. Erste 4 Bll. im Aussensteg fachmänn. unterlegt, etliche ältere u. alte marginale Reparaturstellen in unterschiedl. Papieren (v.a. Partie des Commune Sanctorum stärker; Text generell wenig tangiert), Seiten unterschiedlich etwas finger-, wachs- u. (Weih-) wasserfleckig, in den Noten stellenweise Markierungen meist in Farbstift (blau) u. div. hs. Vermerke. Unterschiedliche Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft grossenteils recht sauberes, relativ aufwendig gepflegtes Exemplar. Professbuch Abt. Literatur, Abschn. Liturgische Bücher, mit dem ohne Impressum erschienenen Supplementum von 1740; Benziger p. 260, Nr. 100 (ohne Angabe der Auflagenhöhe), mit Anmerkung in Fussnote 2: ?Dieses Antiphonar findet heute noch im Kloster Verwendung. Es enthält die bei den Benediktinern gebräuchlichen Antiphonen zu den Psalmen, der Laudes und der Vesper?, sowie Nr. 450 (Supplementum) mit Auflage 200 Exemplare. - Swissbib u. Worldcat ident. mit 4 Schweizer Standorten (tot. 6 Exemplare, davon 3 in der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen), international 1 Ex. in der National Library of Scotland. - In Anbetracht der rund 280jährigen Zeit liturgischer Verwendung, d.h. wohl mehr oder weniger bis in die 1960/70er Jahre, ist das vorliegende Antiphonar insgesamt bemerkenswert gut erhalten, die Gebrauchsspuren aus einer sehr langen Zeit ohne elektrisches Licht und Zentralheizung sind gewissermassen im zu erwartenden Rahmen und auf die eher wenigen am häufigsten und regelmässig benützten Partien beschränkt. - Abfolge des Inhalts: 1. Proprium de tempore, von Sabbato ante Dominicam I. Adventus bis Sabbato Sancto (pp. 1-202); 2. Dominica Resurrectionis (Ostern) bis Dominica post Pentecostes (pp. 1-100); 3. Proprium Sanctorum, vom 30. September das ganze Jahr hindurch bis Festa Novembris, abschliessend mit Festum Rosarij B. V. Mariae (pp. 101-216); folgen 8 div. spätere Separata (zus. 14 SS.); 4. Commune Sanctorum Apostolorum, von: In I. Vesperis Antiph. de Laudibus bis Suffragia Sanctorum (pp. I-XLV); 5. Antiphonae Feriales per annum (pp. XLVI-LXVI); 6. Proprium Sanctorum Monasterii Einsidlensis, vom 21. Januar (Meinrad) bis Hymnus S. Ambrosij et Augustini u. Te decet Laus (pp. I-XX); 7. Supplementum (61 SS.), für den Jahresablauf vom 18. Dezember (In Expectatione B. M. V., etc.) bis Festa Novembris (Gertrudis i.e. Gertrud pp. 53-60, Namen Jesu u. Commemorationes de Communi Virginum p. 60 f.). -- ?Wie man im Mittelalter grösste Sorgfalt auf die kunstvolle Gestaltung der Mess- und Chorbücher verwendete, wollte die Druckerei auch die liturgischen Bücher aufs beste ausstatten. Unter Abt Augustin Reding wurde das Antiphonar für den Druck vorbereitet. Dieses Buch enthält die sogenannten Antiphonen, die Rahmengesänge zu den Psalmen der kirchlichen Laudes und Vesper. Es ist zweifarbig, mit roten und schwarzen Lettern, hergestellt worden, die Notenlinien in rot, die Musiknoten in schwarz. Bis 1943 waren diese Chorbücher im täglichen Gebrauch: dann wurden sie durch das neue Antiphonar ersetzt, das die Stiftsdruckerei Engelberg in vorzüglicher Qualität hergestellt hat.? (P. L. Helbling, Buchwesen und Druckerei im Kloster Einsiedeln. In: Innerschweizerisches Jahrbuch für Heimatkunde, Bd. 19/20, 1959/1960, p. 184). Das repräsentative Unternehmen war auch P. Odilo Ringholz, Stiftsarchivar von 1883 bis 1929, einen chonikalis [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio de las Historias de los Descubrimientos

      1681 - (INDIA) (BRAZIL) (PHILIPPINES) MARTINEZ DE LA PUENTE, Jose. Compendio de las Historias de los Descubrimientos, Conquistas, y Guerras de la India Oriental, y sus Islas". Madrid: Imprenta Imperial, por la Viueda de Joseph Fernandez de Buendia, 1681. Octavo, late 19th-century half sheep, red morocco spine label, marbled boards. $3800.First edition of Martinez de la Puente's history of the Portuguese empire in the East Indies to the year 1600, including a chapter on Brazil, an account of the discovery of the Moluccas, as well as descriptions of the Philippines and New Guinea.Martinez de la Puente compiled his work from various Portuguese authors, notably João de Barros. About New Guinea, "tierra del Papuè," the author acknowledges that it is not known whether it is an island or part of a Southern Continent: "si bien todavia no se sabe si es Isla, tierra continente (esto es, si está con la tierra Antarctica)." Title page printed in red and black. Text in Spanish. Two text leaves (S4-5) and one leaf of index (Cc7) supplied in a neat manuscript; part of final leaf of index completed by the same hand. Palau 155609. Sabin 44953. Borba de Moraes II:524. Bookplate, from "la Habana," Cuba.Faint traces of dampstains, a few minor wormholes, occasional tears, all chiefly marginal. A very good copy of this scarce early history of the Portuguese presence in the East Indies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Breve compendio di tutte le regole dell'aritmetica pratica. Aggiuntovi nuove osservationi, con tutte le Regole della Geometria pratica.

      Bologna, per Gioseffo Longhi, 1681, in-8 ¡ cartonato coevo, legato alla rustica e con titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (12)-208 con 9 tavole incise in rame, f.t. Alcune inc. xil. a fine pagina ed una, classica, allegorica, "Bononia docet".

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        Exercitatio medico-chymica de cinnabari antimonii, ejusque eximiis viribus, usuque in morbis secretiori. Adjecta sunt experimenta ac ratiocinia varia curiosa. Editio secunda. Frankfurt a. M., Chr. Gensch 1689. 8°. 106 S., 1 Bl.- Angeb.: Ders., Exercitatio acroamatica de acidi et viscidi pro stabiliendis omnium morborum causis, & alcali fluidi, pro iisdem debellandis, insufficientia ad nobilissimum et excellentissimum virum Dn. Theodorum Christophorum Krug. Frankfurt a. M., Chr. Gensch 1689. 4 Bll., 72 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I) VD17 12:189084G (nicht in Wolfenbüttel) - Krivatsy 5796 - Ferchl 241 - vgl. Partington II, 692 u. Duveen 297.- Überarbeitung seiner erstmals 1681 in Jena erschienenen Dissertation.- Abhandlung über das im 17. Jahrhundert als Allheilmittel gebrauchte Cinnabarit (Zinnober ?stärkendes Pulver?). ?On account of the skilful exposition and knowledge of chemistry it displayed, the dissertation was highly commendes, and in consequence a course of chemistry which he gave attracted a large audience.? (Ferguson I, 409).- Hoffmann ?behauptet darin unter anderem auch, es lasse sich aus allen Metallen Quecksilber gewinnen (Gmelin II, 34).- II) VD17 12:189068Z - Krivatsy 5794 - Pattington II, 692.- Erste Ausgabe.- Friedrich Hoffmann (1626-1675) war Professur für Medizin und Physik an der Universität Halle, Leibarzt Friedrichs I. und Friedrich Wilhelms I. von Preußen sowie Erfinder der Hoffmannstropfen.- Gering braunfleckig, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Vorsatz beschnitten, gutes Exemplar.# Hoffmann was one of the most distinguished physicians of the 17th-18th century.- Revision of his dissertation of Jena 1681.- [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Damnable Popish Plot, in its various Branches and Progress.

      London: Printed for B.R.L.W.H.C., 1681.. SECOND EDITION. Crown Octavo. pp. xiv, 343. Recently re-spined using original brown calf boards. New brown calf spine with raised bands nad gilt titles to red calf label. Browning; prelims somewhat brittle. Black ink stamp of the American Congregational Association to title page. Original boards very heavily worn, especially to corners. Good overall. Editor of the 'Weekly Pacquet of Advice from Rome', Care was a notorious anti-Catholic writer. The so-called 'Popish plot' of 1678 even gave him an excuse to write against the established Church of England - "who could have thought it possible, that these Kingdoms should again have been in danger from the so-oft-defeated Popelings!"

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        Index Bibliothecae..

      Engraved vignette on title & another - emblematic - vignette on final leaf of Vol. II. 2 p.l., 646 pp., one leaf with the Barberini arms, otherwise blank; 2 p.l., 596 pp. Two vols. Folio, cont. vellum over boards. Rome: Typis Barberinis, Excudebat M. Hercules, 1681. The rare catalogue of the vast library created by the enormously rich Cardinal Francesco Barberini (1597-1679), a great patron of the arts due to his status as one of the chief beneficiaries of the exorbitant nepotism practiced by his uncle Pope Urban VIII. The cardinal built a rich library at the Palazzo Barberini which included ancient Greek and Roman manuscripts, and he supported numerous European intellectuals, scholars, scientists and artists including Jean Morin, Gabriel Naudé, Gerhard Johann Vossius, Heinsius and John Milton. "The Barberini library, which was catalogued in 1681 (the catalogue of manuscripts that was to form the third volume was never published), remained in private hands until 1902, when it passed into the Vatican library. Such acquisitions of private libraries by institutions are especially characteristic of Italian library history. The Barberini catalogue has enjoyed a special importance because it is a rather early and very large book and appears to have been widely circulated."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 23. Taylor describes this catalogue as "virtually unobtainable" (p. 228) and considers it an important work in bibliographical history (p. 129). The catalogue is alphabetically arranged and contains more than 60,000 books. Barberini's catalogue was for many years one of the principal bibliographical reference works at the disposal of scholars, second in rank only to Thomas Hyde's third catalogue of the Bodleian Library (1674) with which it shared the then revolutionary alphabetical arrangement under the authors' surnames, but was richer in books printed in Italy. This catalogue is truly rare on the market. A very fine set. ? Ottino & Fumagalli 3701. Peignot, p. 79. Pollard & Ehrman, pp. 262 & 263.

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        Notizie de' Professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua, per le Quali si Dimostra come, e per chi le bell' Arti di Pittura, Scultura, e Architettura lasciata la rozzezza delle maniere Greca, e Gottica, si siano in questi secoli ridotte all' antica loro perfezione

      Woodcut Medici arms on title. 8 p.l., 68, [4] pp. Large 4to, cont. calf, arms in gilt of Nicolas Joseph Foucault on covers, spine gilt, contrasting morocco lettering piece on spine. Florence: Santi Franci, 1681. First edition of Baldinucci's biographical history of Italian art and architecture from 1260 to 1300. The author's son, Francesco Saverio Baldinucci, edited the remaining five volumes published in the years 1686-1728 and covering the period 1300 to 1670. This is a very handsome copy from the library of Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), statesman and archeologist, with his arms in gilt on the covers and his armorial bookplate. Baldinucci's work was based on published sources as well as original research with unpublished manuscripts and documents and is considered by Cicognara to be a worthy successor to Vasari. Fine and crisp copy. ? Brunet, I, 622-"Cet ouvrage est difficile à trouver complet.".

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        Hispania et Africae pars Occidentalis/ Baeticae Partis uberior descriptio/ Italiae Pars Cum vicinis hinc inde Insulis e Africae parte opposita

      1681. Rara carta geografica del Mediterraneo tratta dal celebre "Sanuelis Bocharti Geograohia Sacra", edizione di Francoforte sul Meno stampata da David Zunner nel 1681. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Francoforte Frankfurt 350 285

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        A small collection of 25 Pindarique Odes that were separately published between 1680 and 1750 (with a few later), mainly in English by various hands, viz: John Dryden, William Congreve, Thomas D'Urfey, Thomas Flatman, John Wilson, Anne Finch Winchilsea, Christopher Anstey. There are also examples of Pindarique Odes in Italian, German, Spanish, and Latin

      London and elsewhere: Various publishers, 1681-1800, 1681. All first or early editions. Overall condition is very good; a detailed list is available upon request.. 25 titles in bound volumes, disbound volumes, and pamphlets. A fine collection of examples of the Pindarique Ode, named for Greek poet Pindar (c. 522-433 BC) who was famous for lyric poems which celebrated momentous events and heroic achievements. The form was widely admired and imitated, most notably by Horace, but also much later by numerous English poets in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

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        De Waere Kercke triumpherende over de valsche: bethoont Eerst uyt onderlinghe brieven gheschreven aen zekeren Bisschop van d'Herdoopers met naeme Adriaen van Daele, woonachtigh op Hele by Eerdenburgh. Ten tweeden: uyt vier voor-naemde kenteeckenen Constantinopolen. Ten derde: uyt den H. Augustinus in 't besonder. Ten vierden: met verscheyden onwederlegghelijcke argumenten soo in 't generael als in 't particulier. Verciert met veel seer schoone notabele figueren.

      Brugge: Laurens Doppes, 1681. Conditie: 7,5 Wat korter afgesneden, boekblok wat uitgezakt.. Bij de binding is gebruik gemaakt van een andere gestempelde band. Zeldzaam boek met meerdere illustraties. 58p/715p/19p Binding: Contemporary Full Vellum Sextodecimo 16mo Hoogte: 15,5 CM Breedte: 9,8 CM Dikte: 5 CM

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        Vocabolario toscano dell'arte del disegno nel quale si esplicano i propri termini e voci, non solo della pittura, scultura, & architettura; ma ancora di altre arti a quelle subordinate, e che abbiano per fondamento il disegno, [...] opera di Filippo Baldinucci fiorentino [...].

      1681. In Firenze, per Santi Franchi al segno della Passione, 1681, in-4, leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso a 4 nervi con titolo in oro piatti in carta marmorizzata, pp. XIX, [1], 188. Con iniziali e fregi xilografici. Prima edizione del Vocabolario Toscano dell'Arte del Disegno, il primo tentativo di un lessico del linguaggio artistico. Bell'esemplare, ad ampli margini. Cicognara 2146.

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        Historia Aethiopica,sive brevis & succincta descriptio Regni Habessinorum, quod vulgò malè Presbyteri Iohannis vocatur. In qua libri quatuor agitur ... Cum tabula capitum, & indicibus necessariis

      Moenum : prostat apud Joh. David Zunner : typis Balthasaris Christophori Wustii sen, 1681. LUDOLF, Job. Historia Aethiopica,sive brevis & succincta descriptio Regni Habessinorum, quod vulgo male Presbyteri Johannis vocatur. In quo libris quatuor agitur I. De natura et indole regionis... - II. De regimine politico, regum successione. - III. De stato ecclesiastico... - IV. De rebus privatis, literatura oeconomia, etc. Francofurti ad Moenum, Job. David Zunner, typis Balt. Christ. Wustii, 1681. In - folio, bella legatura coeva in pelle maculata, dorso a 5 nervi profusamente decorato in oro, taglio dorato. (168) fogli n.n. (= 336 pp), con 11 belle tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. (compresa la grande carta geografica staccata). Le figure rappresentano sopratutto gli animali africani. Assai raro, se completo. Opera veramente capitale, per il suo tempo, mirabile... (Fumagalli, Bibliografia etiopica, 1429).

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        Armorial de Bretagne. Augmenté d'un abrégé de la science du blason.

      Rennes: Pierre Garnier, 1681. Petit in folio; Armorial: [6f.], 293p. Nouvelle instruction: [2f.], 48p.; frontispice et 6 planches gravées de blasons in fine. Reliure d'époque en pleine basane, dos à nerfs avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Reliure un peu frottée, bel état intérieur. Le meilleur ouvrage de référence ancien sur le sujet, décrivant près de 3000 blasons. Sacher, Bibliographie de la Bretagne, pp. 22-23. Brunet III, 907.

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        Ricreatione dell'occhio e della mente nell'osservation' delle chiocciole

      Roma, per il Varese, 1681, 4to piena pergamena coeva con doppio tassello al dorso, pp. (16)-384-(16 di indici) con tre antiporte incise in rame piena pagina (dis. ed inc. da Gio. Fr. Venturini, di chiara ispirazione arcimboldesca), due incisioni in rame intercalate nel testo (a pag. 301 e 326) + tre tavole incise in rame fuori testo (poste nella prima parte dellÕopera, due tra le pag. 50 e 51 e lÕaltra dopo la pag. 58) fuori testo + 108 (di 109) tavole incise in rame in fine raffiguranti oltre 450 diverse conchiglie cosi suddivise: Classe prima. DeÕ testacei univalvi non turbinati: sette tavole raffiguranti 20 (ma 28). Classe seconda. DeÕ testacei bivalvi: ventiquattro tavole raffiguranti 100 conchiglie. Classe terza. DeÕ testacei univalvi turbinati: settantasette tavole raffiguranti 319 conchiglie. Esemplare mediocre con diversi difetti: manca il frontespizio (qui fornito in copia), la prima tavola di antiporta  stata restaurata a causa di una mancanza al margine destro, numerosi strappi e gore sia ai margini esterni bianchi che a quelli superiori nella parte centrale, senza mai perdite o interessamenti al testo. LÕultima tavola eÕ stata restaurata e rinforzata. Tutte le carte, dalla pagina n. 305 al termine (tavole comprese) sono state rifilate di circa un centimetro nel margine bianco esterno laterale. Manca una tavola (raffigurante le conchiglie numerate 307 e 308). Prima edizione. E' questa la prima opera a stampa in italiano, esclusivamente dedicata alla malacologia. Copia d'occasione e certamente Ã’scientificaÓ, da studio, non da collezione.

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        Derrota desde España a la Aguada de San Juan de Puerto Rico.

      - How to sail in the Caribbean in the 18th century, a remarkable manuscript Derrotero for Puerto Rico, Havana, and other American ports. N.d. [early 18th century]. In 4to (232 mm x 178 mm). 1 [blank] + 68 ff. + 2 [blank]. Contemporary mottled calf, most likely Spanish, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, rubbed, joints worn and some worm damage, entirely genuine condition. Besides scattered foxing and occasional oxidation on the ink, in excellent condition. 28,000 $ An exceptional Spanish manuscript Derrotero, or a sailing guide, to the Caribbean Seas, for the Carrera de Indias; derroteros such as this were designed for pilots navigating ships in Spain’s trade with its transatlantic empire dominated by the Spanish treasure fleets from Peru and New Spain. Such manuscripts were considered objects of major importance, and thus worthy of the outmost secretive measures, in particular because of the greatest fear in open seas, piracy. The need for secrecy can be explained as the Derrotero includes the routes to be followed back and forth from Spanish possessions in the Caribbean, it would clearly be an invaluable asset for any adventurer in pursue of the treasure galleons. Inconspicuously bound with no indication of the contents, this volume contained instructions vital to pilots sailing to the Americas but which the Spanish had a vested interest in not publicizing to other European powers; in fact, such manuscripts were considered objects of major importance, invaluable assets for any adventurer in pursue of the treasure galleons, and thus worthy of the outmost secretive measures. Pilots, trained and examined in Seville first by the Casa de Contratación and, from 1681, at the Colegio de San Telmo, would have been provided with sailing instructions copied from older examples like this Derrotero. The great quantities of treasure transported on the Carrera de Indias route represented an attractive prize for Spain’s rivals as well as pirates and privateers making the information contained in this Derrotero in itself a lucrative prize. For this reason, sailing instructions were not put into print, they were circulated in manuscript form but in as confidential a manner as possible and, if there was a danger of them falling into the wrong hands such as by a ship being captured, pilots and officers were instructed to destroy them. Today, as a result, examples such as this are very rare. The derrotero begins with the “Derrota desde España a la Aguada de San Juan de Puerto Rico”; other sub-titles in the work are “Conocimiento desde Tampico hasta San Juan de Ulua por la Costa”, “Derrota de la Vera Cruz a la Habana”, “Derrota de Yslas de Canarias para la Costa de Tierra Firme y Rio de Orinoco, e Yslas de la Trinidad, hasta Maracaybo por la Costa”, “Descripcion de la Costa de la Ysla de Cuba, desde el Cabo S Antonio, hasta el Puerto de la Habana”, “Entrada en el Puerto de Santa Marta”. In 41 sections it outlines the Carrera de India’s routes, ports and anchorages, describing their geographical features and their potential dangers. It begins at Cadiz in Spain, from where all Spain’s transatlantic trade had to sail for the Americas before the Free Trade Acts of 1765 and 1778, and traces the course to Puerto Rico. From Puerto Rico, it describes the routes to either Cartagena de Indias or Portobello, from where the silver and produce from Peru was embarked, or to Veracruz, from where that from New Spain and the Manila Galleon was loaded. It then gives instructions on getting from both Veracruz and Cartagena de Indias to Havana where the fleets met before sailing together, as described by this derrotero, across the Atlantic on their return to Cadiz. In addition to these two main routes, it also gives sailing instructions for other ports frequented by Spanish trade, namely Buenos Aires in present day Argentina and Maracaibo in Venezuela, as well as instructions for sailing from Havana to any of these ports, which required complicated m [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corpus juris civilis

      Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1681. "Editio nova". Some rubbing and wear to bindings, some browning. Three volumes, 8vo. Engraved title in vol. 1. 18th-century calf, spine tooled in blind.

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        Memoires du chevalier de Terlon. Pour rendre compte au roy, de ses négociations, depuis l'année 1656 jusqu'en 1661. Tome premier.

      imprimée a Paris chez Louis Billaine, 1681. 614 pages pp. + Memoires du chevalier de Terlon. Pour rendre compte au roy, de ses négociations, depuis l'année 1656 jusqu'en 1661. Tome seconde. Bound in 2 contemporary full calf with raised bands and very rich golddecoration and goldtext on spines, minimal loss at upper end of spines, else a fine copy. 1. ed. 16091943

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        A Mathematical Compendium;

      London: for Robert Hartford,, 1681. or, Useful Practices in Arithmetick, Geometry, and Astronomy, Geography and Navigation, Embattelling, and Quartering of Armies, Fortification and Gunnery, Gauging and Dyalling. Explaining the Logarithms, with new Indices; Nepair's [sic] Rods or Bones; making of Movements, and the Application of Pendulums; with the Projection of the Sphere for an Universal Dyal, &c. The Second Edition, with many large Additions. Duodecimo (127 x 72 mm). Contemporary calf, unlettered, blind rules. 5 engraved tables in text, letterpress tables. Contemporary manuscript notes to front free endpaper and occasionally elsewhere, early ownership inscription of John Harrant on title (another crossed through). Binding worn, spine defective at head and tail, boards held by cords, contents lightly and evenly browned, waterstain to lower outer edge of first few leaves, a few marks elsewhere, still a good copy of a book that has seen practical use. Second edition. Moore had been involved with the management of the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital; his notes were edited by his Ordnance second clerk, Nicholas Stephenson, to form this popular pocket-book, first published 1674.

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        Hollandiae pars meridionalior vulgo Zuyd-Holland.[Amsterdam], Nicolaas Visscher II, [ca. 1689]. Engraved map (plate size 46 x 56.5 cm, paper 51 x 61 cm), coloured in an early hand and highlighted in gold, with a decorated cartouche and scale (ca. 1:170,000) at the lower left.

      Koeman, Vis 12 ( map 58) and p. 182 (map 178). Engraved map, coloured in an early hand, showing the southeastern Holland, the Duchy of Brabant and a small part of the Duchy of Guelders. The map, oriented with west at the head, is centered on the Biesbosch, today one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands. The map was published by Nicolaas Visscher II (1681-1702) in his Atlas minor sive totius terrarum around 1690.Slightly browned, mostly in the margins, fold restored on the back of the map. Overall in very good condition.

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        Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions. In two parts. The first treating of their possibility. The second of their real existence. The second edition. London, Thomas Newcomb, (1681-)1682.

      1681. 8vo. (18), 52, (12), 86, (2), 89-162, (6), 78 pp., 1 bl. f., (12), 273, (1), 67, (3), 5-45, (17), 20 (instead of 24) pp. (wants two final leaves of text, including an engraving on p. 23, as well as final errata leaf, all supplied in facsimile). With engr. frontispiece (Witch of Endor) and engr. six-piece title page. Contemp. calf (wanting rear cover). Second edition. - Joseph Glanvill's famous book on witchcraft, which first appeared posthumously in 1681. The editor is presumed to have been Henry More, who certainly contributed to the volume. This second edition is the first to include topical material on witchcraft in Sweden, supplied by Anthony Horneck (from a Dutch pamphlet of 1670). The book affirms the existence of witches with malign supernatural powers of magic, and attacks skepticism concerning their abilities. Glanvill likens these skeptics to the Sadducees, members of a Jewish sect from around the time of Jesus who were said to have denied the immortality of the soul. The book is also noted for the account of the "Drummer of Tedworth", an early poltergeist story. "Saducismus Triumphatus" strongly influenced Cotton Mather in his "Discourse on Witchcraft" (1689) and the notorious witch trials held in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692/93. Mather's "Wonders of the Invisible World" (1693) is largely modeled after this book and its reports, particularly the material relating to the Mora witch trial of 1669. - Some browning as usual. Spine severely damaged; wants back cover and final 3 ff. Wing (2nd ed.) G823. Cf. Yale, Alchemy II, 501, no. 141.

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        CARMINUM LIBRI TRES : AD CELSISSIMUM PRINCIPEM FEDINANDUM EPISCOPUM PADERBORNENSEM, &c.

      EDITION ORIGINALE (réédité en in-12 en 1681). 1678, LUTATIAE PARISIORUM Apud Simonem BENARD. - In-quarto plein veau avec restaurations, dos à cinq nerfs, reliure d'époque, 1 f. au dos du premier plat, EX-LIBRIS de THOMAS DE BASINCOURT manuscrit. Gravure frontispice d'Edelinck et Watelet, p. de titre, gravure portrait aux armes de Michelin et Edelinck, 236 pages avec bandeaux et vignettes, 1 f. Taches humides. - COMMIRE Jean, né à Amboise en 1625 et mort à Paris en 1702, moderne qui cultiva la poésie Latine.

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        Pharmacopoea persica ex idiomate persico in latinum conversa. Tafsir-i murakkabat-i qarabadin-i parsi [-i Muzaffar b. Muhammad as-Sifa`i] ba-dast-i Angelus Karmelit. Paris, Etienne Michallet, 1681.

      1681. 8vo. (10), 56, (4), 370, (28) pp. Near contemporary vellum with giltstamped spine label. All edges sprinkled in red. First edition. The editor, Joseph Labrosse, "was born in Toulouse in 1636 and entered a Carmelite order, taking the name of Fr. Angelus of St Joseph. In 1662 he went to Rome and studied Arabic for two years before travelling to Isfahan to study Persian. While in Iran, he used medicine as a means of propagating Christianity and in the process read many Arabic and Persian books on medicine and 'visited the houses of the learned people of Isfahan and paid hundreds of visits to the shops of the druggists, the pharmacists, and the chemists.' After returning to France in 1678 he published his 'Pharmacopoea persica', which consisted of a Latin translation of a Persian book on compound remedies written in the previous century by Muzaffar ibn Muhammad al-Husayni (d. 1556), with additional comments by Labrosse" (in: I. Loudon [ed.], Western Medicine [1997], p. 52f.). Hyde (Biographia Britannica, cited by Langlès, Biographie universelle) asserts that the credit for this work really belongs to Père Matthieu. - Insignificant chipping to spine label. Some minor browning and brownstaining. 18th century annotations on first endpaper and engraved bookplate to pastedown. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). Wilson 7. OCLC 13058281.

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        Vierzig-Jährige Reise-Beschreibung. Worinnen dessen durch Türkey, Persien, Indien, und noch mehr andere Oerter, höchst-löblichst-vollbrachte sechsmalige Länder-Reise verzeichnet und in dreyen Theilen vorgestellet. Aus dem Französischen in das Teutsche übergetragen durch J. Menudier. Nuremberg, Knorz für Johann Hofmann, 1681.

      1681. Folio (225 x 340 mm). 5 pts. in 1 vol. (24), 296, (4) pp. (8), 232, (4) pp. (8), 200, (4) pp. (8), 122 pp. (2), 120, (4) pp. With 2 engr. title pages, 2 engr. maps (1 double-page), 63 engravings on 30 plates (1 folding) and numerous engravings in the text. Contemp. calf with giltstamped (oxydized) cover monogram "B.P.B.F.", dated "1681". Independently published in Geneva and Nuremberg, this is one of the four slightly different Nuremberg issues of the same year. The first three parts treat Tavernier's travels to Turkey, Persia, India, and Japan (with large map of Japan), containing reports about the Japanese persecution of the Christians and the Dutch settlements in the Far East. Book Two, chapter Nine of the Persian Travels is of particular interest, as it contains an account of Tavernier's voyage through the Arabian Gulf, mentioning Bahrain, Bandar Abbas, Qeshm, and Hormuz and making observations on the people and navigation of the Gulf. Parts 4 and 5 of the present Nuremberg edition contain as a supplement the first German edition of Spon's and Wheeler's archaeological description of their journey to the Levant. The plates depict festivals, processions, costumes, views, and images of the Eastern flora and fauna as well as coins and gems. - Binding slightly chafed in places; lower corners bumped. Interior somewhat browned and brownstained; bookplate of Thomas Christian Wöhler to front pastedown. Seldom found complete; the copies last auctioned all lacked plates or the last 2 parts. Also the copy described by Laures is incomplete, containing a mere 23 plates. Not in the Atabey collection. VD 17, 12:635124A. Lipperheide 1456 = La 6. Alt-Japan-Kat. 1472. Mendelssohn IV, 462. Laures 530. Graesse VI/2, 43. Cf. Blackmer 1631 (note); Weber II, 279 (the Geneva edition only).

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        Large Collection of Missionary Publications in ca. 100 Languages. West Africa, India, etc., 1681-1991.

      1681. Significant collection of 333 bibles, expositions, scriptural lessons, biblical school primers, and other extremely rare products of missionary presses. Many items unrecorded in Darlow & Moule, and several important 19th century works unrecorded in the OCLC database of worldwide libraries. The collection's main strengths lie in 19th and early 20th century publications produced for/in Africa and India (some 89 Indian and 58 African works) as well as hundreds of 20th century works in almost 80 further languages, ranging from Rarotongan to Miskito. Generally in original or period bindings and often with ownership markings of missionary societies, the collection paints a fascinating picture of missionary efforts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlights include an extremely rare edition of the New Testament printed in Tranquebar, South India in the Tamil language in 1758 by a Danish missionary, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (this very copy fetching nearly $4000 at Sotheby's in 2000) and a wonderful colour-illustrated edition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress translated into the Niger-Congo (Dualla) language in 1885. - More than simply offshoots of the colonial enterprise, missionary movements set up their own presses in colonies such as Cameroon and Calcutta and began printing titles such as the present ones, usually in runs of 1000 or less. These publications often represent the first appearance of native languages in print form, shaping future efforts at graphic and textual representation of mainly spoken languages. Interestingly, many of the present volumes also represent the first language guides to several African and Indian languages, prepared by missionary presses to facilitate the conversion of natives. "Much of this activity stemmed from the importance placed by Protestants on a literate population which could read and study Scripture for themselves" (Weber, p. 2). The present collection clearly demonstrates how missionary directives, while often fueled primarily by a desire to 'save souls' and 'convert heathens', also concerned themselves with children's education, health, the management of schools, agriculture, mothercraft, and language learning. - The importance of the printing press and its products to the missionary efforts of the 19th and 20th century has rarely been directly addressed in the secondary literature. Robert E. Frykenberg's "Christianity in India: from beginnings to the present", for example, hardly touches on missionary presses at all, perhaps due to the copious and diffuse nature their printings. Yet the importance attached by contemporaries to the power of the press should not be underestimated. Writing in the Baptist Missionary Magazine of 1840, a Mr Crocker expressed the heartfelt need for printing press in the West African colonies: "That God designs to employ the press as an important instrument in diffusing the light of truth, we have abundant evidence [...] It is true, in this country the people cannot read. But the press is required to furnish them books that they may learn to read [...] It seems desirable that boys of great promise should have the stores of English literature open to them." His petition was duly granted several years later, when the first mission press was established on the Cameroonian mainland in 1844 (cf. early examples from the "Mission Press, Western Africa" in this collection). - Many of the present works were acquired from what must have been the greatest such institutional collection of its time, the library of the Baptist Mission House in London. - Of the utmost rarity are not only the early imprints of African missionary presses, but also the briefer, soft-bound pamphlets issued by these presses whose survival rate must be minimal. We find numerous examples in this collection of such pamphlets which are either unrecorded or recorded only in the Darlow and Moule collection at Cambridge University Library. - Detailed catalogue available upon request. Weber, Charles, International influences and Baptist mission in West Cameroon (1993); "Importance of the press to the mission", The Baptist Missionary Magazine, Vol 20, pp. 192-4 (August, 1840); cf. also e.g. Stephen Neill, A History of Christian Missions (1991).

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        Umbständliche und eigentliche Beschreibung von Asia: In sich haltend die Landschafften Mesopotamien, Babylonien, Assyrien, Anatolien oder Klein-Asien. Ins Hochteutsche getreulichst übersetztet von J. Ch. Beern. Nuremberg, Froberg f. Hoffmann, 1681.

      1681. Folio (220 x 332 mm). (8), 556, (12) pp. With engr. frontispiece, 3 double-page-sized engraved maps, 20 engr. plates (13 double-page-sized, 1 folding), and 8 engravings in the text. Contemp. calf with gilt spine. First German edition of Dapper's description of the Middle East, including Mesopotamia or Algizira, Assyria, and Anatolia; the second part is entirely devoted to Arabia. Dapper's work is of special importance for its original and new information on Islam, Arab science, astronomy, philosophy, and historiography, as well as for its illustrations. "Dr. Olfert Dapper (1636-1689), physician, geographical and historical scholar, was the author of a series of works dealing with Africa, America and Asia. The fine plates [...] are after a number of mapmakers and artists, including Christiaan van Adrichom, Juan Bautista Villalpando and Wenzel Hollar among others" (Blackmer). Includes accounts of Mecca (with a description of the Hajj), Jeddah, Medina, Sana'a, etc. The engravings show costumes, religious rites, specimens of local flora, views, etc., including Aden, Mocha, Maskat, Babylon, Baghdad, Ninive, Ephesus, and Smyrna (re-engraved from the Dutch original edition). - Old repair to view of the Tower of Babylon (slight loss to image). Engraved armorial bookplate "ex Bibliotheca Blomiana" to pastedown. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. VD 17, 39:133144U. STC D 200. Blackmer 450. Tiele 300 (note).

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        Estat (L') politique de la province de Dauphiné.

      Grenoble, R. Philippes, 1681-1682 ; 4 tomes in-12, plein veau havane foncé, dos lisse richement décoré d'une grande composition décorative dorée et de roulettes et palettes décoratives en tête et en pied, titre doré, roulette decorative dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure du tout début XIXe) ; (12) ff., 357 pp., (10) ff. de table ; 397 pp., (4) ff. de table ; 695 pp. ; (14) ff., 360 pp. et (1) ff. d'errata pour le supplément. Ex-libris gravé par N. Le Mire d'après C. Eisen, tiré en sanguine, au nom du marquis de Monteynard à Tencin en Dauphiné. Très bel exemplaire, très bien relié et en bel état de cet ouvrage bien complet de son supplément. Edition originale rare complète de son supplément (Saffroy-21594). Ex-libris aux armes du marquis de Monteynard à Tencin.

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        Discours sur l'Histoire universelle à Monseigneur le Dauphin : pour expliquer la suite de la Religion & les changemens des Empires.

      A Paris chez Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy 1681 In-4 de (2)-561-(7) pp., vélin, non rogné (reliure du XIXe siècle). Edition originale. Evêque de Condom en 1669, Bossuet subordonna ses activités d'homme d'Eglise à la tâche de précepteur du Dauphin qui lui fut confiée de 1670 à 1680 : pour son élève, il se fit philosophe et historien, notamment dans le Discours sur l'histoire universelle où il tentait de faire la synthèse de l'ordre divin et de l'activité humaine. Un des premiers traités historiques où apparaît une philosophie de l'histoire qui illustre « l'influence du génie du christianisme sur le génie de l'histoire » (Chateaubriand). Très bon exemplaire. Tchemerzine II, 365 ; En français dans le texte, 118.

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        Nouveau traité du droit de chasse, avec un recueil des Ordonnances, Edits, Declarations, Arrests & Reglemens, depuis Philippes le Long, jusques Louis XIV. concernant la Chasse. Et des Nottes tirées des meilleurs Auteurs qui ont traitté de cette matière. Ensemble un Discours de l'origine de la Chasse, composé par Mr Gamare...

      Paris: Gabriel Quinet, 1681. Nouvelle édition au format in-8, publiée la même année que l'originale in-12 et fortement augmentée; [xxiv: Titre, Epistre, Le libraire au Lecteur, Discours sur le noble exercice de la chasse..., 529p., [11p. Table, Privilège]. Reliure d'époque en veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné, coupes guillochées; ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre de [Jacques] "Girard de Vannes, grand maître des eaux et forêts de Nivernais..." Bel exemplaire. L'un des premiers professeurs de droit français nommé en 1680 à la faculté de Paris; De Launay publia son premier "Traité du droit de chasse" en 185 pages au format in-12. Cette nouvelle édition publiée la même année est très fortement augmentée de nombreuses Ordonnances, Edits, Déclarations... ainsi que du "Discours" de Gamare qui ne paraît pas dans l'édition originale. Thiebaud 561.

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        Nouvelles Galantes du Temps et à la Mode.

      2 tomes en 1 volume. T1. La Jalouse Flamande - Le Mary heureux Amant. T2. La Sévère Angevine - L'Eunuque - Le Bandy - L'Écuyer industrieux. Paris, chez Théodore Girard - 1681 - 191 pages. Ex-libris. Contrôlé. Belle reliure ancienne plein-maroquin bleu. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Double filet d'encadrement et dentelle dorés sur les plats. Dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Dos très légèrement insolé. Légers frottements sur l'extrémité des mors. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-16°(12x8). Jean de Prechac (1647-1720). Lecteur de Philippe d'Orléans (1676), secrétaire de la reine d'Espagne Marie-Louise d'Orléans, conseiller au parlement de Navarre (1693), il fut l'un des auteurs les plus prolifiques du siècle avec ses romans d'aventures, ses histoires galantes, et ses nouvelles historiques.

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        Vocabolario toscano dell'Arte del Disegno nel quale si esplicano i propri termini e voci, non solo della Pittura, Scultura, & Architettura; ma ancora di altre Arti a quelle subordinate, e che abbiano per fondamento il Disegno, con la notizia de' nomi e qualità delle Gioie, Metalli, Pietre dure, Marmi, Pietre tenere, Sassi, Legnami, Colori, Strumenti, ed ogn'altra materia, che servir possa, tanto alla costruzione degli edificj e loro ornato, quanto alla stessa Pittura e Scultura (...) Agli Ill. mi e Virtuosissimi Signori Accademici della Crusca.

      1681. Firenze, Santi Franchi al segno della Passione, 1681, in-4, leg. settecentesca in mz. pelle marmorizzata ed angoli, piatti in carta decorata a reiterato motivo di foglia palmata azzurra inscritta in ovale a fondo chiaro, pp. XIX, (1), 188. Capilettera (4 abitati o con paesaggio), testate e finali inc. in xilografia. Bruniture a qualche carta; blanda gora residua da umidità che interessa la seconda metà del volume. Edizione originale.

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        Discours sur l'histoire universelle à Monseigneur le Dauphin; Pour expliquer la suite de la Religion & les changemens des Empires (...).

      1681 1In-4, plein veau glacé de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, triple filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (mors fendillés, coiffes usées, qqs epid.), (1) f., 561, (1) p. blanc, (6) p., portrait frontispice de l'auteur, vignette de titre à la marque de l'éditeur, bandeau, lettrines et grand cul-de-lampe par Jollian d'après Le Pautre. Paris, Sébastien Marbre-Cramoisy, 1681. Edition originale, illustrée du grand portrait frontispice de Bossuet gravé par Chereau d'après Rigaud, d'une vignette de titre à la marque de l'imprimeur, grande vignette allégorique en bandeau, lettrines et cul-de-lampe gravés en taille-douce par Jolain d'après Le Pautre.Le chef d'oeuvre de Bossuet dans lequel il tente de fournir une interprétation chrétienne de l'histoire de lhumanité. Loué pour ses qualités littéraires, l'ouvrage suscita l'admiration de Voltaire comme de Chateaubriand.(Brunet I, 1134. 'En Français dans le texte', n° 118. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 365).Bon exemplaire.

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        Dictionarivm, Qvanta Maxima Fide ac Diligentia Accvrate emendatum; Dictionarii Octolingvis altera Pars

      Lvgdvni: Petri Prost et al, 1681. Full-Leather. Fair. Titles continued: 1. & tot recens factis accessionibus ita locupletatum, vt iam Thesavrvm Lingvae Latinae quilibet polliceri sibi audeat. 2. Nunc etiam infinitis pene Latinis & a Latinis Auctoribus vsurpatis tum puris, tum barbaris vocibus his notulis. 1681, 1667. 959, 855 p. Title vignettes, headpieces and drop caps. Full vellum hardcover, beautifully blindstamped. Respined quite some time ago. Vellum dry, cracked, torn and soiled. Corners bumped. Discreet library markings. Chewed to p. 328, Occasional dampstains and spots. 2nd vol. has tears p. 854. Occasional errors in signature pagination, but all pages present. Two volumes bound together. The Webster of his day, the name Calepini became synonymous with dictionaries and lexicons for over two hundred years after his death. He joined the Augustinian Order in 1458 and wrote his first Latin dictionary, Cornucopiae. His books were heavily expanded upon, growing in size as they added more and more languages. In addition to Latin, this one features Hebrew, Greek, Gallic, Italian, German, Spanish and English. The cornerstone of any antiquarian reference collection.

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        Anatome Animalium, Terrestrium variorum, Volatilium, Aquatilium, Serpentum, Insectorum, Ovorumque structuram naturalem ex Veterum, Recentiorum, propriisque Observationibus proponens, figuris variis illustrata.

      Amstelodami, sumptibus viduae Joannis à Someren, Henrici & viduae Theodori Boom, 1681. 4to (257 x 205mm). pp. (6), 494, (2), with allegorical engraved frontispiece and 65 fine engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, gilt decorated spine with red and green gilt lettered label (hinges of frontcover worn, but firm). First edition. Gerard Blaes or Blasius (Amsterdam 1627-1682) was a Dutch physician and anatomist and in 1659 he was appointed at the Athenaeum Illustre and in the following year he became the first Amsterdam professor in medicine. '"The fist comprehensive manual of comparative anatomy based on the original and literary researches of a working anatomist"'(Cole, p. 151). The work is largely a compendium of previous writers on the subject, but does include Blaes's own investigations. Blaes was the first to link the production of the voice in birds with the lower larynx, and he anticipated Cowper in finding Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat. The eighty-five pages devoted to the anatomy of the dog was the first comprehensive and original treatise on a vertebrate since Ruini's monograph on the horse" (Norman 241). The attractive frontispiece is by Jan Luyken. A copy with fine impressions of the plates.//Nissen ZBI, 381.

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        Tercera Decada de lo que hiço en Francia Alexandro Farnese, Tercero Duque de Parma y Placencia

      Escrita en Latin Por el P. Guillermo Dondino, de la Compania de Jesus, Y traducida en Romance, Por el P. Melchor de Novar, de la misma Compania, 1 vol. in-folio reliure moderne pleine vélin blanc, dos à 5 nerfs, Colonia, 1681, 4 ff. (titre, titre gravé, licencia y previlejio), 2 ff. (El Tarductor al Lector), 2 ff. (Al Serenissimo Senor Alexandro Farnese Principe de Parma), 2 ff. (Al Serenissimo Principe Ranucio II Farnese, Duque Sexto de Parma y Placencia), 403 pp. Es continuación de la Primera y Segunda Década de las Guerras de Flandes, escrito por Famiano Estrada. Etat satisfaisant (reliure postérieure, sans les gravures - no tien las laminas -, accroc sans manque à deux feuillets, bien complet par ailleurs).

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        A Treatise wherein is demonstrated . That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades. II. That the clamors, aspersions, and objections made against the present East-India Company, are sinister, selfish, or groundless. III. That since the discovery o the East-Indies, the dominion of the sea depends much upon the wane or increase of that trade, and consequently the security of the liberty, property, and Protestant religion of this kingdom. IV. That the trade of the East-Indies cannot be carried on to national advantage, in any other way than by a general joynt-stock. V. That the East-India trade is more profitable and necessary to the kingdom of England, than to any other kingdom or nation in Europe. By Philopátris. [BOUN

      London J.R. for the East-India Company and 1689 1681 - First editions. 2 volumes in 1, small 4to., [2], 43, [3]; 14pp., lacks final blank, last two leaves re-margined without loss, shaved close at head affecting some numbering, scattered foxing towards end, modern panelled calf antique, red morocco lettering piece. Sir Josiah Child, a rich and successful merchant, had demonstrated his understanding of economic issues by writing a tract entitled Brief observations concerning trade, and interest of money (1668). He became a Director of the East India Company in 1674, and its governor in 1681, playing an active role in advancing and defending both its trading and its political interests until his death in 1699. The present influential work championed the Company's activities and emphasised the benefits of the East India trade to the nation as a whole, but was severely criticised by some Directors, such as Thomas Papillon, the Deputy Governor, who were in favour of a more open trade. Child's views prevailed for the time being, but his opponents continued to question the royal prerogative and the Company's monopoly. Goldsmiths' 2414 & 2730; Kress 1530; Pickett 175 & 223; Wing C-3866a & C-3865.

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        INDEX LIBRORUM PROHIBITORUM

      Fort in-8 de (12) f., 566 pages, (mouillures, déchirures sans perte de texte pages 75 et 529), bord du plat inférieur rongé).Vélin, dos à 4 nerfs, titre à l'encre ancienne. Reliure de l'époque.160 x 110 mm.CETTE ÉDITION OFFRE LINDEX PUBLIÉ EN 1681 SOUS LE PONTIFICAT DINNOCENT XI (pages 1-300), COMPLÉTÉ DUN PREMIER APPENDICE COURANT JUSQUEN 1704 (pages 301-406).L'ouvrage se termine (page 513-566) par une liste d'oeuvres spirituelles et profanes variées, également condamnées: oraisons et dévotions vaines, superstitions, indulgences, et autre images indécentes ou illicites. LINDEX DES LIVRES INTERDITS FUT INSTAURÉ À LINITIATIVE DU PAPE PAUL IV (1476-1559), QUI AVAIT ÉTÉ ÉGALEMENT À LORIGINE DE LA CRÉATION DE LA CONGRÉGATION DE LINQUISITION.LES PRINCIPAUX OUVRAGES SIGNALÉS TRAITENT DE QUESTIONS RELIGIEUSES. En premier lieu figurent les textes fondamentaux, le Coran, le Talmud, de multiples éditions de la Bible et de ses commentaires (dont la célèbre Bible polyglotte de Walton).PRÉCIEUX VOLUME, CONSERVÉ TEL QUE PARU, DANS SON VÉLIN DE LÉPOQUE.

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