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        Musaeum Regalis Societatis or a Catalogue & Description of the Natural and Artificial Rarities belonging to the Royal Society and preserved at Gresham Colledge. Whereunto is Subjoyned the Comparative Anatomy of Stomachs and Guts.

      London, W. Rawlins, 1681. Folio (320 x 198mm). pp. (12), 386, (2), (1, blank leaf); (2), 43, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Sir Daniel Colwall (founder of the Royal Society) and and 31 (1 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf (spine rebacked). First edition of this beautifully illustrated catalogue of the Royal Society collection, housed at Gresham College. Grew was secretary to the Royal Society. The engraved plates show shells (4 plates), minerals (3 plates), fishes (2 plates) the others are of zoological and botanical nature, the last 9 plates relate to the second part of the work. "Published with this catalogue is Grew's study of stomach organs, which is the first zoological work to have the term 'comparative anatomy' ... " (Garrison & Morton 297). "The museum of the Royal Society is a typical 'Wunderkammer' collection with a strong emphasis on natural history and scientific curiosities but a modest selection of coins and antiquities and a few of art. Grew's arrangement follows that of Ole Worm" (From Wunderkammer to Museum 64). The work has chapters on: human rarities, serpents, shells, insects, plants and minerals. Small oval stamp on lower margin of title. Nissen ZBI, 1714.

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        Jutia Australis in qua Dioeceses Ripensis et Arhusiensis. Håndkoloreret kobberstik.

      Oxford 1681. 43,8 x 57 cm.. Moses Pitts udgave af Janssonius kort over Midtjylland fra Lemvig/Hobro/Mariager i nord til Ribe/Haderslev mod syd. Med gradnet og dekorativ titelkartouche i nederste højre hjørne. Lidt gulnet ved midterfalsen

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        A Short View of the Late Troubles of England

      London Moses Pitt [printed for] 1681. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Wear to leather along upper section of spine. Minor rubbing to covers. Lacks pp.789-90. Several sections of mispagination and misplacement of pages. Heraldic bookplate and copperplate inscriptions to front pastedown along with news-cutting relating to provenance pasted to upper edge. Fep inscribed with previous owner's name First Edition Full leather cover [900pp.] :: Engraved frontis plate of Charles I; engraved title page :: 320mm x 210mm (13" x 8") :: Originally in the ownership of Henry Duke of Newcastle; front paste-down inscribed with his signature and the date 1681

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        A New Digester or Engine for Softning Bones, Containing the Description of its Make and Use in these particulars: Viz. Cookery, Voyages at Sea, Confectionary, making of Drinks, Chymistry, and Dying

      London: Henry Bonwicke at the Red Lyon in S. Paul's Churchyard, 1681.. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. G: in good condition. Cover rubbed. Front board partially detached. Title page pasted onto fep. Light foxing. Signature of previous owner 'Henry Maudsley Lambeth' on ffep. 54pp :: 235mm x 160mm (9" x 6") :: With an Account of the Price a Good Big Engine will Cost, and of the Profit it will Afford. Printing and Publication of the work approved by the Royal Society on December 8th 1680 by Chr. Wren. Book describes the use of pressure cooking and experiments carried out by Denys Papin, Doctor of Physic and Fellow of the Royal Society. The nine chapters include 'Description of the engine and how to use it safely', 'Experiments for cooks' using mutton, breast of beef, rabbet, pigeons, and fish. There is a chapter for long voyages at sea and various related experiments. Other chapters include 'Experiments to make drinks', 'Experiments for dyers' and 'Experiments upon harder bodies as amber, ivory etc'. The author, Denys Papin [1647- 1712] as well as inventing the pressure cooker, designed safety valves and published work on the steam engine. Henry Maudsley of Lambeth [1771-1831] whose signature appears on the fep was the originator of modern machine tools

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        Opera Omnia Medico-Physica, Tractatibus quinque comprehensa. Quorum Catalogum Pagina post Epistolam Dedicatoriam exhibit. Editio novissima

      Arnoldum Leers, 1681. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. [8], 416 pp.,[24]. Contemporary leather bound. Five compartments with gilt flourishes. Four raised bands with gilt detail. Red spine label with gilt lettering. Marbled end pages. Portrait pasted on inside front board. Tight binding and great cover. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in excellent condition. Five engraved plates throughout book. Frontis is portrait of Johannis Mayow.<br> A collection of essays on chemical and physiological subjects that first appeared in 1674, containing the probable first published description of a case of mitral stenosis. Please see our pictures of this work. Ships daily

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        Historia Aethiopica; Ad suam Historiam Aethiopicam antehac editam Commentarius; Appendix...ex Nova Relatione; Appendix Secunda...continens dissertationem de Locustis

      Frankfurt, B.C.Wustius, then M.Jacquet, for J.D.Zunner 1681, 1691, 1693, 1694.. 4 vols in one, folio, texts in Latin, Amharic, Greek, Arabic & Hebrew, with some quotations in German, Italian & English, some printing in red & black, the complex collation strictly complete, the portrait of Ludolf in two forms (as an engraving by Goebel and a mezzotint by Heiss), mezzotint portrait of his main informant, the Ethiopian Abbot Gregory (by E.C.Heiss after G.B.v.Sandrart), large folding map (drawn by Ludolf's son after his father's sketch), the many fine plates, some folding, as called for by Ludolf's lists (sc. 21: but some are two to a sheet, hence different counts by different bibliographers), excellent copy in contemporary vellum. Fumagalli 1429; Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 6128 sq. The fundamental study of Ethiopian history. Hiob (Job) Ludolf (Ludolfus, Ludolph, Ludolphus, Leut-holf), produced not only a work of great learning (he was called 'the second Scaliger'), but one with the status of a primary source. The plates illustrate: natural history (Ficus indica; two sheep, one with a cart to support its tail; elephants; monkey ethology; guenons; hippopotamus; zebra; tigers; leopard; viper); history (beheading of three Capuchin monks, troop of horsemen falling off a cliff; the king fed by a boy); genealogies (Latin and Amharic) of the Ethiopian kings; architectural plans, including the Spanish synagogue in Amsterdam to compare with a Greek church; the locust. Brunet IV, 1224 already found that copies complete with all four parts were rare. This is confirmed by library holdings (many copies of vol.I by itself), and auction records (last complete copy in 1987). The dissertation on locusts - the first book on the subject - was evidently also sold separately. The book also rather frequently lacks plates. This is no doubt sometimes due to owners abstracting them as decorative, but there is another reason. Ludolph's note 'to booksellers and bookbinders' says that the plates were not ready in time for publication and would be sold separately. No doubt some purchasers did not get round to it, but there may also have been options: thus, where we have both forms of Ludolf's portrait, many copies have one or the other. 21vf

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        L'AMINTE. Pastorale. Traduite de l'italien en vers françois. Edition nouvelle, revue & enrichie.

      chez Levyn van Dyk In-24 gr. (mm. 149x85), p. pelle coeva (con abras.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, 6 cc.num. (inclusa la bella antiporta figur.), 185,(3) pp.num., ornato da testat., capilett. figur. e finalini; testo francese e italiano a fronte. Questa ediz. e' illustrata da 6 belle tavv. f.t. inc. in rame. Cfr. Graesse,VII,38 - Brunet,V,674. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Dend store Nordens konnings k.

      Christians dend femtis berømmelige landtoggs oc aff Gud forleente lyckelige seyervindingers Ilias. Beskreffven oc til trycken befodred aff Henrich Thomæ-søn Gerner. Samt [sid 73 nytt titelblad]: Dend store Nordens konnings k. Christians dend femtis, ypperlige søe-rustning, berømmelige søe-slag oc aff Gud forleente lyckelige seyervindingers naffnkundige Ulysses. (Köpenhamn), sal. Daniel Eichhorns efferleffverske, 1681. Folio. (18),+ 137 s. Träsnitt i texten, sid. 71-72 utvikbar och med träsnitt. Genomgående fläckig och lagerfläckig, större sid. 23-27. Nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg och marmorerat pärmpapper. Samtida anteckning på försättsbladet. Senare pappersetikett på frampärmen. Bibl. Danica III, 215. Theasurus 464. Warmholtz 5113. Första upplagan, med tryckåret utsatt. En variant utan utkom, eventuellt en titelupplaga. Med namnet övermålat på s. 70 som vanligt. Lauritz Weibull kommenterade Gerners homeriska försök med att efter hans skildring skulle man tro att Danmark vann slaget vid Lund. "Den gode biskopen, med all sin välmening, var ingenting mindre än en Homerus" löd Warmholtz lakoniska kommentar. Praktfulla träsnitt illustrerar texten. H. T. Gerner (1629-1700) var lärd präst och sedermera biskop. Under krigsåren 1658-60 plundrades hans prästgård sex gånger av svenskarna och han tillfångatogs 1659. Han fick hårt fängelse med bland annat ett 18 kg tungt järnlod att släpa på i 18 veckor, innan han vid freden 1660 blev fri. Han utvecklade sedan stor verksamhetslust och översatte Hesiodos till danska (1670), skrev inom politik och botanik, och även poesi, vilken dock i tunga alexandriner är mer kulturhistoriskt intressant än poetiskt

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        A Short View of the Late Troubles of England

      London: Moses Pitt [printed for]. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Wear to leather along upper section of spine. Minor rubbing to covers. Heraldic bookplate and copperplate inscriptions to front pastedown along with news-cutting relating to provenance pasted to upper edge. Fep inscribed with previous owner&#39;s name. 1681. First Edition. Full leather cover. 959pp :: Engraved frontis plate of Charles I; engraved title page :: 320mm x 210mm (13" x 8") :: Originally in the ownership of Henry Duke of Newcastle; front paste-down inscribed with his signature and the date 1681 .

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        Telluris Theoria Sacra:

      Londini: RN IMpensis Gualt. Kettilby, 1681 Orbis Nostri Originem & Mutationes.... Libri Duo Priores de Diluvio & Paradiso. In full worn brown leather, (early 1700s), corners and edges bumped and worn, blind tooling. Spine has raised bands with lots of gilt tooling, There is a crack along seam to both top and base of spine, front cover a little loose. Internally has the bookplate of W Wynne with a note in his hand to fep, title page also has his signature in ink, (12), 306 pp, (1), the rear end paper has a small tear to it and p 209/10 has a small chip at margin, there is some light browning to the first and last endpapers, beyond that its in VG condition. The second part has its own titlepage, has the 2 maps as called for, 1 plate and numerous engarved illustrations within texts. Very Scare and desirable, almost rare! Parts 3 & 4 were published in 1689. (ESTC R200980)

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        VIDA Y HECHOS DEL PICARO GUZMAN DE ALFARACHE. Atalaya de la vida humana. Nueva impresion, corregida de muchas erratas, y enriquescida con muy lindas estampas.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 190x110), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pelle coeva (dorso restaur.; tassello con tit. oro rifatto), 8 cc.nn. (inclusa la belliss. antiporta figur. inc. in rame), 299,(5) pp.num.; 8 cc.nn., 396,(4) pp.num.; illustrato da 16 magnifiche tavv. f.t., disegnate e inc. in rame da Gasp. Bouttats. Celebre romanzo picaresco, pubblicato separatam. in due voll. nel 1599 e nel 1604, capolavoro dello scrittore spagnolo Mateo Aleman (1547 - 1615 ca.) ?criado del Rey nuestro Senor, y natural Vezino de Sevilla?. Cfr. Palau,I, p. 42 che cita le numerosiss. edizioni e traduzioni. Di questa, del 1681, precisa: ?Hay ejemplares con front. y 14 laminas? - Brunet,I,157. Corto di margini; uniformemente arross. e con aloni interc. nel t. nella prima parte, ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Les Principes de la Philosophie de Renè Descartes, quatrième editions. Reveuë & corrigée fort exactement par Monsieur CLR [ Claude Clerselier]. Avec des Figures dans le cops du Livre; Et celled en taille-douce, de la premiere Edition, mises à la fin du Livre. A Paris, Chez Theodore Girard, dans la grand?Salle du Palais du costé de la Salle Dauphine, Avec Privilege du Roy, 1681.

      In 4, [mm. 225 x 170], pp. (60) ? 477 ? (3) con 1 tav. ripiegata f.t. fra le pp. 92-93, oltre a numerose incisioni in legno nel testo di cui 21 a piena pagina., e XX tavv. f.t. ripiegate in fine incise, come il frontespizio entro cornice vegetale, in rame. Testate, finali e capilettera incisi in legno. Alone al frontespizio che svanisce attraverso le pagine della prefazione; altro leggero al margine inferiore bianco delle ultime carte. In pelle, dorso a cinque nervi. I cinque comparti sono decorati da un motivo vegetale a foglie e melograni posti inquadrati dallo stesso motivo posto agli angoli e compreso da un filetto in oro. Titolo in oro parzialmente abraso. Labbri decorati in oro con una piccola fogliolina fra due trattini obliqui, consumati soprattutto quello inferiore. Piatti con qualche abrasione, angoli rovinati e morsi staccati. Al risguardo anteriore tracce dell?asportazione di una grande etichetta, probabilmente un ex libris. La prima parte dell?opera è dedicata ai principi della conoscenza umana, la seconda ai principi delle cose materiali, la terza al mondo visibile e la quarta ed ultima della terra. pera in questa quarta edizione. Le tavole sono quelle che erano comparse nei Principia philosophiae del 1644. Cartesio, nato a La Haye en Touraine nel 1596, fu educato dai gesuiti e dopo gli studi in legge, invece di dedicarsi alla giurisprudenza, iniziò la carriera militare. Avvicinatosi alla ricerca scientifica estese il metodo matematico-quantitativo a tutti i campi del sapere, pose al centro di ogni ricerca il dubbio metodico che deve portare al sapere, la ragione che applicata in ogni campo può permettere il progresso in ogni ramo dello scibile. Il ?Cogito ergo sum? che compare nel Discorso sul metodo edito nel 1637 segna infatti la nascita della scienza moderna e costituisce, spiegando la sua filosofia, la premessa ai trattati scientifici che aveva composto nel periodo del suo soggiorno in Olanda, e che studiavano l?ottica, le meteore e la geometria. La sua filosofia fu condannata dall?Università di Utrecht nel 1643, ma l?anno seguente pubblica in latino i Principia philosophiae ed inizia la corrispondenza con la principessa Elisabeth, primogenita di Federico re di Boemia, conte Palatino ed Elettore, con la quale ebbe fra il 1643 ed il 1649 uno scambio su questioni filosofiche e matematiche ed alla quale era dedicata anche quest?opera, apparsa in francese per la prima volta ne 1647. Nel 1649 andò in Svezia chiamato dalla regina Cristina, ma morì nel 1650.

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        The WARS In ENGLAND, SCOTLAND And IRELAND. Or An Impartial Account of all the Battels,ÊSieges, and Other Remarkable Transactions, Revolutions and Accidents, which have happened from the beginning of the Reign of King Charles I. in 1625, to His Majesties happy Restauration, 1660. Illustrated with Pictures of some Considerable matters curiously Ingraven on Copper Plates

      London:: Printed for John How, at the Seven Stars in Sweetings Alley near the Royal Exchange in Cronhill.. 1681.. 12mo: A - I^12. A1 = Frontis; B1 = Plate 2 & B12 = Plate 3; F12 = Plate 4. 1st edition (Wing C7357A). [4], 210 pp.. Later full brown sheep [late 18th/early 19th C?]. gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Bound w/o paste-downs.. General binding wear with spine & joints rubbed. Old bookseller slip. taped to initial blank leaf. A VG copy.. The more scarcer imprint of this title, with ESTC showing just 2 holdings [King&#39;s Lynn & the Bodleian]. ABPC show just one copy of this title to auction in the last 30+ years, which was the more common Crouch/How imprint. . Frontis, showing the House of Lords and House of Commons, signed "I. Drapentier". 3 internal copperplate engravings, each depciting 3 scenes. The first two not included in the pagination, but are part of the registration. The 3rd plate comprises pp. 137/138.

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        The HOLY INQUISITION, Wherein is Represented What is the Religion of the Church of Rome: And how they are dealt with that Dissent from It

      London:: Printed for Joanna Brome, at the Gun at the West End of St. Pauls Church-yard.. 1681.. 8vo: A - R8. 7-1/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Wing B-1574). [16], 250, [6] pp.. Modern brown quarter-calf with marbled boards. Elaborate gilt decorated spine.. Binding: Fine. Text block: VG (usual bit of tanning to paper).. Fairly uncommon work on the subject... last at auction in 1991. . Engraved t.p. as frontis (1st state).

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        Instructissima Bibliotheca Manualis Concionatoria: Jn Qvatvor Divisa Tomos

      Dilingae [Dillingen an der Donau, Ger.]: Joannis Caspari Bencard, 1681. Very Good. Title page continued: "In quorum Primo De Virtutibus: In Secundo de Vitiis: In Tertio de Sacramentis, Novissimis, alissque similibus materiis frequentius in Cathedra tractari solitis: in Quarto denique de materiis rariùs in praxi occurrentibus, Copiosa Et Selecta Pro Concionibvs, Exhortationibus, aliisque spiritualibus Instructionibus materia, Nempe Definitiones, Divisiones, Sententiae SS. Scriptvrae, & SS. Patrum . . . Typis, & sumptibus Joannis Caspari Bencard, per Joannem Federle." 4 volumes bound in 1: [12], 464 p.; [4], 183, [1] p.; [4], 288 p.; [4], 168, 59, [1] p.; 34 cm. Signatures: )(6 A-3M4; [pi]2 A-Z4; [pi]2 A-2N4; [pi]2 A-X4 a-b4 c6 d-g4 (folio). Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards; six spine compartments between raised bands. Title in ink in first two compartments. Both boards have blind-tooled center medallions with decorative borders. Half of one pair of leather and metal clasps remains. Woodcut initial letters, abd head and tail pieces. General title page in red and black; each volume has special title-page with title vignette. Former owner inscription on front free endpaper: "Ex libris Jos: Kreitmajer." Inscribed on title page: "Conventus Landishutanj Ord: Pradme:" [Conventus Landishutani Ordinis Praedicatorum (Landeshut in Schlesien, Ger.)]. In Very Good Condition: pigskin is rubbed and stained; separating at joints, but stitching solid; front free endpaper detached but present; most of clasp hardware lacking; scattered light foxing and old dampstaining; otherwise clean and tight.

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        Histoire des juifs, ecrite par Flavius Joseph, Sous le Titre de Antiquitez judaiques, traduite sur l&#39;Original Grec reveu sur divers Manuscrits, par Monsieur Arnauld d&#39;Andilly

      Amsterdam, Schippers & Wetstein 1681.. Edition nouvelle, enrichie de quantité de figures en taille-douce. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. gr.-4°. Gest. Tit., 11 Bll., 464 S., 10 Bll., S. 477-758, 11 Bll. (Index). Mit 228 gr. Textkupfern. HLdr. d. 18. Jhdts. Auf 6 Bünden. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Tit. staubl. Kl. Fehlstellen u. Randrisse am gest. Tit. unterlegt. Mehrere Risse geklebt. Graesse III, 483; Brunet III, 572 - "Edition recherchee". Diese Ausgabe folgt jener, die zuvor in Paris erschien. Übers. v. Arnauld d&#39;Andilly (1589-1674).

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        Pascaert Van&#39;t Eylandt Roosenburg door de Oude en Nieuwe Maes tot aen Dordrecht envan daer door de Kill tot aen Oudehoonsluys and Paskaerte van het inkoomen van de Maes, Tot aen&#39;t Eylandt Roosenburgh als mede&#39;t Inkoomen van&#39;t Goereesche gat, tot aen Oude Hoornsluys, met hunne Droogte en Diepte. Seer Naeukeurich opgestelt

      Amsterdam, 1681. unbound. very good. Diptych sea chart (east and west). Copper plate engravings with modern hand coloring. Each image measures 19.5" x 21.5", each page measures 21" x 23.75". Exceptionally beautiful diptych sea chart of the southwestern islands of the Netherlands. Eastern plate shows Dordrecht, Rotterdam and the fortress at Willemstad. Western plate depicts the "Hook of Holland" showing Goeree and Brielle. Elaborate sea-themed cartouches and Poseidon vignette on western sheet. Both scale cartouches decorated with cornucopia. Each include rhumb lines and a compass rose. Nicely detailed depths and banks. Minor aging along edges of each sheet.

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        "New England" from the De Nieuwwe Groote lichtrende Zee-Fakkel

      Amsterdam, 1681. A MAGNIFICENT CHART OF NEW ENGLAND FROM A MONUMENTAL DUTCH SEA ATLAS Engraving with original hand color; plate size: 20 ¼" x 23 ¼" 1681-1683. . Book.

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      London: Printed by T. Ilive, for Edward Brewster; Printed by A. M. and R. R. for Brewster; Printed by T. J. for Brewster and Thomas Passenger, 1681. FIRST EDITION of "The Shifts of Reynardine.. 191 x 146 mm (7 1/2 x 5 3/4"). [160], [112] pp.; 4 p.l., 160 pp. Three parts in one volume. Excellent retrospective Cambridge-style dark red morocco by Courtland Benson, covers with concentric frames composed of antique tools, with floral sprays emanating from the corners, raised bands, spines attractively gilt in compartments with scrolling cornerpieces and large central fleuron, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Text WITH 77 LIVELY AND CHARMINGLY NAÏVE WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS, many signed with the initials "E B" (probably the publisher, Edward Brewster), the woodcut on C1 printed upside down (some of the cuts repeated). Ebert 18879; Lowndes III, 2076; Graesse VI, 85; Wing S-3512 for the first two works; Wing S-3436 and Brunet IV, 1228 for "Reynardine." Second half of the book with very faint, very narrow dampstain at lower edge, one and sometimes two inoffensive very small wormholes on most leaves, usually in the bottom margin, but occasionally touching the lowest lines of text, overall light toning to leaves (perhaps because washed at the time of binding?), but internally a pleasing copy nevertheless--especially for this work--the text still rather fresh and extremely smooth and clean, and the sympathetic binding quite handsome and entirely unworn. Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. A Flemish version of "Reynard," now lost, was translated and printed by Caxton in 1481. Our copy contains a version of Reynard first printed by Edward Alde in 1620, a Second Part first printed in 1672 (attributed by Wing to one John Shirley), and a continuation, of which this is the first edition of 1684, recounting the adventures of Reynard's equally pesky son Reynardine. This third part is believed to have been written by the publisher Edward Brewster himself. It is possible that our former owner Roscoe Brunner was the magnate of the British chemical industry by that name. He and his wife Ethel died mysteriously at the English country estate of their son-in-law, Prince von Lichtenstein, in 1926. Brunner supposedly shot his wife and then himself, but murder by parties unknown has never been ruled out. Early Reynard editions like this one, because they are cheaply produced and typically subjected to severe handling, are notoriously difficult to find in agreeable condition.

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        A New Systeme of the Mathematicks: Containing I. Arithmetick, as well Natural and Decimal, as in Species, or the Principles of Algebra; II. Practical Geometry, together with the first Six Books of Euclid&#39;s Elements, as also the Eleventh and Twelfth, symbolically demonstrated; III. Trigonometry Plain and Spherical. IV. Cosmography, or a Description of the Heavens; V. Navigation, or Sailing by a Plain or Mercator&#39;s Chart, as also by the Arch of a Great Circle, &c.; VI. The Doctrine of the Sphere, grounded on the Motion of the Earth, according to the Old Pythagorean and Copernican Systeme; VII. Astronomical Tables, with Tables of Logarithms, Natural and Artificial Sines and Tangents, and Versed Sines. VIII. A New Geography, or a Description of the most Eminent Countries and Coasts of the World, with Maps of them, and Tables of their Latitude and Longitude

      London: Printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford, for Robert Scott., 1681. First edition of Moore&#146;s principal work, incorporating one of the three main works of his protege, John Flamsteed, and a treatise on geography by Edmund Halley illustrated with 61 maps including nine of America.<br/><br/> & & Moore himself wrote the first section of volume I, which covers arithmetic and algebra, practical geometry, trigonometry and cosmology, including 6 finely engraved star charts. It seems likely that Flamsteed was involved with these &#150; his own star atlas was not published until 1729. This is followed by a long chapter on navigation, which Moore had intended to write, but which could not be found at his death and so was contributed by his pupil Peter Perkins. Volume I also contains Perkins&#146; <i>Arithmetick</i>, with a title page dated 1680 (Wing P 1558B). This contains, with separate titles, &#145;The first six books of Euclid&#146;s elements&#146;; &#145;The eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid&#146;s elements&#146;; and &#145;The doctrine of surds&#146;. The Euclid plates have attractive marine views engraved at the bottom. <br/><br/>& & Then comes Flamsteed&#146;s <i>Doctrine of the sphere, grounded on the motion of the earth and the antient Pythagorean or Copernican system of the world</i>, which has a separate title page dated 1680 (Wing F 1137). It contains Flamsteed&#146;s important lunar theory and his very accurate solar tables (see DSB V 24). He introduces his method of calculating parallaxes invented in 1676, acknowledging that this was also simultaneously discovered by Wren and &#145;our southern Tycho Mr Edmund Halley&#146;. & Halley himself contributed <i>A New Geography, with maps to each country, and tables of longitude and latitude</i> in Vol. II, with a title page dated 1681 (Wing M 2578), in which several parts of America are described. The first part of Vol. II is an extensive set of astronomical, logarithmic, trigonometric and other tables, with instructions for their use. <br/><br/>& & Left unfinished at Moore&#146;s death in 1679, the work was completed by Flamsteed and Perkins and edited by his sons-in-law William Hanway and John Potenger. Issued in lavish style, the work was priced at 35s, &#147;an exceptionally high figure&#148; according to Taylor, especially since it was intended for the Royal Mathematical School at Christ&#146;s Hospital (of which Perkins was master). The original purpose of the School was to train mathematicians and navigators for careers as naval officers or merchant seafarers, and the engravings in the work reflect this: they include depictions of the forestaff, quadrant, astrolabe, semi-cross, plough, bow, Davis&#146; quadrant, nocturnal and azimuth compass, and specimens for the use of the traverse-board and of a correctly kept journal. <br/><br/>& & Jonas Moore made his reputation as a surveyor for the Duke of Bedford in his fen-drainage schemes. In 1663 he was appointed surveyor-general to the Royal Ordnance and thereafter resided in the Tower, enjoying high Royal favour, &#145;which he turned to account for rescuing scientific merit from neglect&#146; (DNB). In 1674 he invited Flamsteed to London, intending to install him in an observatory in the Tower, but in 1675 procured for him the foundation of the Royal Observatory. It is only recently that the role of Jonas Moore and the Royal Ordnance in the scientific revolution has begun to receive due attention. <br/><br/>& & Rare: only three complete copies have sold at auction in the last 30 years. <br/><br/>& & Adams & Waters 2557; Crone 295-96; Houzeau & Lancaster 8796; Sabin 50415; Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners 413; Wing M-2579.& Eight parts in two volumes. 4to: 230 x 180 mm. Contemporary mottled calf, boards ruled in blind, red speckled edges, both volumes with old and well done rebacking. A little browned in some places and some light spotting, in all a fine set. Volume I: engraved title, letterpress title printed in red and black, pp. [16], 288 (correction slip pasted on p.185, the gathering p.153-160 insterted twice, pages 274-275 mispaginated 270-271); (2: title for Doctrine of the Sphere), [X], 104; (2: title for Arithmetick in Species or Algebra), 161, (1:blank) and and 41 engraved plates (one with volvelle with two attached pieces) and numerous engravings in th text, including four large plates of instruments and one a volvelle with one attached piece. Volume II: letterpress title, pp. 143, (1:blank); 384; (2: title for A New Geography), (II), 56; 32 and 61 engraved maps on 52 sheets.

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      Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1681.. [2],16,43,[1],18,[2],32,[4],20,14,8,16pp. including six plates and errata leaf, plus two folding maps (of three, lacking the equipolar projection map, "Explication de la carte de la Decouverte de la Terre d&#39;Ielmer") and three plates (two folding), with eleven engravings in the text. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Chipped at spine ends, a bit of wear along upper and lower portions of front hinge, bottom edge of rear board slightly worn. A few neat corrections in a contemporary hand. Tasman map and the two folding plates with closed tears along the bound-in edge, but with no loss. Small closed tear along one fold of the Mississippi map, but with no loss. Overall, a very good copy, lacking only the equipolar projection map. In a half morocco box. The very rare first edition of Thevenot&#39;s collection of travels, and an essential document in the exploration of the interior of North America. This is a very complex book bibliographically, and there are many variant issues, especially in the part of the work devoted to natural history discoveries of Swammerdam and others. Many copies lack some of the natural history components. Its importance and value, however, derive from the section and accompanying map devoted to the travels of Marquette and Joliet and the map showing the discoveries of Abel Tasman, and these are identical in both editions. The most notable aspect of Thevenot is that it contains the first publication of Father Marquette&#39;s relation of his discovery, with Joliet, of the upper Mississippi River and their exploration as far as the Arkansas River in 1673. This remarkable expedition established the basic structure of the Mississippi headwaters for the first time, and opened the way for the dominance of the French in the Mississippi Valley over the next century. Their account begins on May 17, 1673, when the party set out in two canoes from Mackinac. They reached the Mississippi via Green Bay and the Fox River on June 17, floated as far south as Arkansas, and returned north by way of the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers and the later site of Chicago. The accompanying map is a major landmark of American cartography, "Carte de la decouverte faite l&#39;an 1673, dans l&#39;Amerique Septentrionale." The map is the first to bear the word "Michigan," and shows the lake of that name and the Mississippi River from its headwaters to the sea. A figure appears in the center of the map, identified as "Manit8," representing an Indian god. The map appears here in its third state, as usual, with the date of 1673 in the title of the map. Burden convincingly asserts that the first and second states (known in only one copy each) were almost certainly proofs. This is one of the most important American frontier exploration narratives. Howes says: "The first edition of Thevenot&#39;s RECUEIL, while less rare than Le Clerq&#39;s PREMIER ETABLISSEMENT DE LA FOI, 1691, is of equal importance...." "The first printed representation of the Mississippi based on actual observation" - Streeter. The other sections of Thevenot&#39;s work are of considerable interest as well. The Tasman map is one of the first to show parts of the Australian coastline in detail, based on his 1644 voyage. It shows part of the coast of New Guinea, Tasmania, and much of the east coast of Australia, and is a basic work of Australian cartography. It is present here in its third issue, with the Tropic of Capricorn inserted and with the rhumblines. "In any state the map is a great rarity. It is one of the earliest charts devoted entirely to Australia, and is the first French map of Australia" - Davidson. There is also an account of explorations in polar regions by the Dutch in 1680, which is usually accompanied by a third map, an equipolar projection, which is lacking from this copy. The third exploration piece is an account of a trip overland from Russia to China in 1653. Finally, there is a discourse on navigation, and the natural history sections discussing the illustration of insects. A major work of Americana, with one of the landmark accounts and maps of the discovery of the Mississippi Valley. CHURCH 672. HARRISSE NOUVELLE FRANCE 147. SABIN 95332. WORLD ENCOMPASSED 211. STREETER SALE 101. SIEBERT SALE 659. HOWES T156, "c." EUROPEAN AMERICANA 681/141. BURDEN 540. CLEMENTS, 100 MICHIGAN RARITIES 4. GREENLY MICHIGAN 6. GRAFF 4122. JONES 320. TOOLEY, MAPPING OF AUSTRALIA AND ANTARCTICA, plate 92. Davidson, A BOOK COLLECTOR&#146;S NOTES, pp.28-29.

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        Notizie de&#39; Professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua, per le Quali si Dimostra come, e per chi le bell&#39; Arti di Pittura, Scultura, e Architettura lasciata la rozzezza delle maniere Greca, e Gottica, si siano in questi secoli ridotte all&#39; 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&#39;s biographical history of Italian art and architecture from 1260 to 1300. The author&#39;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&#39;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. &#10087; Brunet, I, 622-"Cet ouvrage est difficile à trouver complet." .

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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 gotica, si siano in questi secoli ridotte all'antica loro perfezione... in firenze, per santi franchi, 1681.

      Ril. carton. fine '800, dorso coevo in pergamena con titolo manoscritto, tagli schizzati in rosso, cm 26,5x19,5, (Volume I: Parte I), cc. 8 non num., c. 1 non numer. e più volte ripiegata con albero genealogico di Giotto, pp 68, cc. 2 non num. con l'indice. Buoni frontespizio con incisione, numerosi capilettera e fregi. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Remains of Sir Walter Raleigh: viz. Maxims of State

      London: Printed for Henry Mortlock, 1681. 12mo. (5 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece. [4], 1-396 pp. Early ink annotations, pencil annoations from a later date. 19th century half calf over marbled paper covered boards by Stikeman & Co., spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled edges. Early edition of Raleigh&#39;s famous essays, including many references to his experiences in Guiana, as well as much on his views on trade and commerce. "This collection of Sir Walter&#39;s pieces appears to have been reprinted more frequently than any of his other works" (Brushfield). Sabin 67582; Eames, Bibliography of Sir Walter Raleigh 67582; Wing R185; Brushfield, pp. 18-19.

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        A Short View of the Late Troubles in England; Briefly setting forth, Their Rise, Growth, and Tragical Conclusion. As also, some Parallel thereof with the Barons-Wars in the time of King Henry III. But chiefly with that in France, called the Holy League, in the Reign of Henry III. and Henry IV. late Kings of that Realm. To which is added A Perfect Narrative of the Treaty at Uxbridge in an. 1644

      Oxford: Printed at the Theater for Moses Pitt 1681. Second edition? (see below), earlier anonymous issue. Small folio, pp. [vi], 136, 185-294, 361-439, [i], 449-488, 553-650, [iv], 737-959, [xiii] + frontispiece (complete despite pagination irregularities). Soiled and lightly foxed/browned, small flaws to blank areas of frontispiece, including 3cm closed tear to lower margin, and to a few other leaves, old doodle to verso of title page, still a good copy in later diced calf, gilt border to boards and sides, marbled endpapers, sympathetically rebacked with new inner margins and gilt and blind-stamp to spine, corners repaired, some spots of wear to sides, a few scratches to boards. Small stamp of Solicitor&#146;s Supreme Courts Library to title and a few leaves, a few early pencil pointing hands in margins, ownership inscription of Adam Bagshaw dated 1793(?) to title. The ESTC differs from Wing in listing a separate 1671 edition on the evidence of one imperfect copy showing a different imprint; assuming that imprint is correct, this would be the second edition. The &#147;last major production&#148; of the antiquary Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686), &#147;it is useful for its copiousness and the precision of its dates&#148; (ODNB). Included as an appendix with its own divisional title page is a short work on &#147;the Treaty for a Peace, Begun at Uxbridge, January 30. 1644,&#148; which is a reprint of a pamphlet originally published in 1645. After the index is a 5-page &#147;Catalogue of Books Printed at the Theater in Oxford&#148; for the year 1681. ESTC R18097. Wing D 2492. Lowndes 692. Brunet II 868. Graesse II 443.

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        The lives of holy saints, prophets, patriarchs, apostles, and others, contained in holy scripture, so far forth as express mention of them is delivered unto us in god's word, with the interpretation of their namnes: collected and gathered into an alphabetical order, to the great benefit of the christian reader.

      London, printed by R. N. [=Roger Norton] for John Williams, 1681. 4:o. (8),328 s. Samtida ngt nött engelskt skinnbd med upphöjda bind, blindpressad rygg och guldornerade pärmkanter. Röda snitt. Pärmarna med blindpressad ramdekor. Inlagan delvis lätt småfläckig. Titelbladet och sista sidan ngt solkiga. Två små revor i texten på s. 1 där även en fluga är fastpressad. Litet hål på s. 19 och ett maskhål på s. 79-84 med två bokstävers förlust. Med Nils Justelius namnteckning daterad 1743 och L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. ESTC R29499. Första upplagan utkom i London 1574. Förordet signerat "R. M." Merbecke eller Marbecke (ca 1505-85) var engelsk kompositör och teolog. Han är idag mest känd för tonsättningar av den anglikanska kyrkans bönbok vilka trycktes 1550 i "Booke of common praier noted". "The lives of holy saints" är en behändig uppslagsbok över bibelns gestalter från Aaron till Zozobabel. Nils Justelius (1718-66) var komminister i Virserum och Järeda. Hans far Erik Justelius "dog af glädje att hafva blifvit kallad till kyrkoherde i Mogata"

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