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        TEXT FROM THE LIFE OF SAINT CYPRIAN THE MARTYR

      Italy [perhaps Lombardy], ca Italy [perhaps Lombardy], ca, 1075. Hardcover. 432 x 305 mm (17 x 12"). Double column, 42 lines in a pleasing romanesque book hand. Rubric in red majuscules and WITH AN IMPOSING 16-LINE INITIAL "P" FEATURING GRACEFULLY CURLING FOLIATE INFILL as well as a four-line terminating descender, the whole IN RED PENWORK AND GREEN WASH. With the inscription of "D. Thomasio da Belmont" (perhaps Belmont-sur-Lausanne) and the date 1681 in one margin; a couple of other marginal annotations. Formerly a structural element in a binding and consequently defective, with a cut-out piece costing 12 complete lines at the bottom of one column and most of the same lines in the other, upper corner slightly crumpled and a bit darkened, small piece missing from one margin (no loss), other minor defects, but still a desirable specimen because of the striking initial and because of the unusually clean condition for a recovered leaf. From a very stately volume on the lives of the saints, begins an account of the life of Saint Cyprian (d. 258), a bishop of Carthage martyred under the persecutions of the Roman emperor Valerian. A beloved prelate, he encouraged his flock to persevere in their faith, setting an example with the courage he demonstrated in facing his own death by beheading. Lives of the saints, or "Vitae," were often read as part of the liturgical celebration of a saint's feast day. Bertholdus of Micy, the ninth century author of the "Life of Saint Maximinus," observed that "what has been said and done by the saints ought not be concealed in silence. God's love provided their deeds to serve as a norm of living for the men of their own times as well as of those years which have since passed; they are now to be imitated piously by those who are faithful to Christ."

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        "Glossarium ad scriptores mediae & infimae Latinitatis, in quo Latina vocabula novatae significationis … accedit dissertatio de imperatorum Constantinopolitanorum…"

      Frankfurt: Johannis Davidis Zunneri. 1681. "Preferred edition, with the added section on numismatics; 3 volumes in 2, folio, fly title and engraved half title in each volume, vol. I pp. [6], 1372 columns, [2], 824 columns; vol. II pp. [2], 808 columns, [2], 1552 columns, [2] & 72pp., 16 engraved plates; full contemporary vellum over boards, edges stained black, old manuscript titling on spine (a bit rubbed); with the manuscript ex-libris in each volume of Charles Clinch Bubb, D.D., Fremont, Ohio, founder and proprietor of the Clerk's Press, Cleveland (for which see Cave, The Private Press, p. 200). Du Fresne (or Du Cange, 1616-1688) was a member of the great 17th century group of lay French critics and scholars ""who laid the foundations of modern historical criticism… He was distinguished above nearly all the writers of his time by his linguistic acquirements … Of his numerous works the most important are the Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infamae Graecitatis and the Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infamae Latintatis, which are indispensable aids to the student of history and literature of the middle ages"" (EB 8, 627ff.); Graesse II, 439; Ebert 7908."

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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

      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 First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 235mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 54pp. 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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        IATRICA: SEU PRAXIS MEDENDI. THE PRACTICE OF CURING BEING A MEDICINAL HISTORY OF MANY FAMOUS OBSERVATIONS IN THE CURE OF DISEASES, PERFORMED BY THE AUTHOR HEREOF. WHEREUNTO IS ADDED BY WAY OF SCHOLIA, A COMPLETE THEORY, OR METHOD OF PRECEPTS, WHEREIN THE NAMES, DEFINITIONS, KINDS, SIGNS, CAUSES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND VARIOUS WAIES OF CURE ARE METHODICALLY INSTITUTED, DIGESTED AND REDUCED TO VULGAR PRACTICE, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OF THE CHOICES OBSERVATIONS OF OTHER FAMOUS MEN

      London: Th. Dawks, 1681 (1684). Second Edition. Hardcover. The portrait and two title pages (one dated 1681, the other 1684) expertly extended at the inner margin; endpapers renewed. Five pages with small tears and no loss except for one page number. Fine, attractive copy with minor defects only. Quarto (7-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in contemporary calf with modern sympathetic and expert restoration at the spine and corners, one original brass clasp with remains of the other; gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Salmon; [xx], 762, [14] pages. Of the first edition of 1681, Wing S432 notes only one location. The reason for this might be found in the Preface which states that the work is to be issued in weekly parts. Salmon treated all diseases, sold prescriptions of his own device, cast horoscopes, and professed alchemy. In this work Salmon offers treatments for nightmares, drunkenness, palsy, epilepsy, convulsions, headaches, vertigo, falling-sickness, etc. HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 429 (SEPLASIUM 1693): "Salmon was one of the earliest and most successful writers on popular science and medicine."

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        TEXT FROM THE LIFE OF SAINT CYPRIAN THE MARTYR

      Italy [perhaps Lombardy], ca 1075 - 432 x 305 mm (17 x 12"). Double column, 42 lines in a pleasing romanesque book hand. Rubric in red majuscules and WITH AN IMPOSING 16-LINE INITIAL "P" FEATURING GRACEFULLY CURLING FOLIATE INFILL as well as a four-line terminating descender, the whole IN RED PENWORK AND GREEN WASH. With the inscription of "D. Thomasio da Belmont" (perhaps Belmont-sur-Lausanne) and the date 1681 in one margin; a couple of other marginal annotations. Formerly a structural element in a binding and consequently defective, with a cut-out piece costing 12 complete lines at the bottom of one column and most of the same lines in the other, upper corner slightly crumpled and a bit darkened, small piece missing from one margin (no loss), other minor defects, but still a desirable specimen because of the striking initial and because of the unusually clean condition for a recovered leaf. From a very stately volume on the lives of the saints, begins an account of the life of Saint Cyprian (d. 258), a bishop of Carthage martyred under the persecutions of the Roman emperor Valerian. A beloved prelate, he encouraged his flock to persevere in their faith, setting an example with the courage he demonstrated in facing his own death by beheading. Lives of the saints, or "Vitae," were often read as part of the liturgical celebration of a saint's feast day. Bertholdus of Micy, the ninth century author of the "Life of Saint Maximinus," observed that "what has been said and done by the saints ought not be concealed in silence. God's love provided their deeds to serve as a norm of living for the men of their own times as well as of those years which have since passed; they are now to be imitated piously by those who are faithful to Christ." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IATRICA: SEU PRAXIS MEDENDI. THE PRACTICE OF CURING BEING A MEDICINAL HISTORY OF MANY FAMOUS OBSERVATIONS IN THE CURE OF DISEASES, PERFORMED BY THE AUTHOR HEREOF. WHEREUNTO IS ADDED BY WAY OF SCHOLIA, A COMPLETE THEORY, OR METHOD OF PRECEPTS, WHEREIN THE NAMES, DEFINITIONS, KINDS, SIGNS, CAUSES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND VARIOUS WAIES OF CURE ARE METHODICALLY INSTITUTED, DIGESTED AND REDUCED TO VULGAR PRACTICE, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OF THE CHOICES OBSERVATIONS OF OTHER FAMOUS MEN

      London: Th. Dawks, 1681 (1684). Second Edition. Hardcover. The portrait and two title pages (one dated 1681, the other 1684) expertly extended at the inner margin; endpapers renewed. Five pages with small tears and no loss except for one page number. Fine, attractive copy with minor defects only. Quarto (7-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in contemporary calf with modern sympathetic and expert restoration at the spine and corners, one original brass clasp with remains of the other; gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Salmon; [xx], 762, [14] pages. Of the first edition of 1681, Wing S432 notes only one location. The reason for this might be found in the Preface which states that the work is to be issued in weekly parts. Salmon treated all diseases, sold prescriptions of his own device, cast horoscopes, and professed alchemy. In this work Salmon offers treatments for nightmares, drunkenness, palsy, epilepsy, convulsions, headaches, vertigo, falling-sickness, etc. HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 429 (SEPLASIUM 1693): "Salmon was one of the earliest and most successful writers on popular science and medicine."

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        REMISSIONES DOCTORVM DE OFFICIIS PUBLICIS IVRISDICTIONE ET ORDINE IUDICIARIO in librum primvm. secvmdvm et Tertium Ordinationum Regiarum Lufitanorum, cum concordantis utriufque Iuris, legum Partitarum, Ordinamenti, ac nova Recopilationis Hifpanorum

      - Ulyssipone, Tip. A. Craesbeech, 1681,folio piel, 24 h.+339 págs. y 280 págs. 45 págs. y 20 h. HISTORIA PROCESAL

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        [LWV 59]. Le Triomphe de L'Amour, Ballet Royal, Mis en Musique par Monsieur de Lully, Sur-Intendant de la Musique du Roy. [Full score]

      Paris: Christophe Ballard. 1681. Folio. Full mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), & 1f. (dedication), 210 pp., with music printed in diamond-head notation throughout. Fine large woodcut printer's device to title incorporating musical notation and musical instruments. With occasional decorative woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. & & With what is believed to be the autograph paraph of the composer to the foot of the final page of music. & & With annotations in contemporary manuscript regarding performance to three pages; an additional page (the "Deuxieme Air pour Endimion") includes a correction to one note and two measures of musical notation in the bass clef.& & Early printed bookplate of Stephani-Francisci Dutour, "Equitis, Domini de Bellenave & Salvert, in regiâ & parisiense Scientiarum Academiâ Sociati" to front pastedown. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped, small areas of leather lacking, head and tail of spine chipped, slightly lacking at tail. Minor worming to blank inner and lower margins of first 10ff.; lower outer corners of some leaves creased and slightly creased overall; very occasional light foxing, staining, short tears and other minor defects. Quite a good, crisp, well-margined copy overall, with good impression. . First Edition. BUC p. 635. Hirsch II 554. RISM L3054. Three of the known copies (British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) contain additional leaves; these may have been added either for the May 16, 1681 performance at the Opéra or for the revivals on May 6, 1682 or September 11, 1705. Silin: Benserade p. 394. Pitou p. 326. & & Le Triomphe de l'amour, an opera-ballet in a prologue and five acts, was first performed on January 21st 1681 in Saint-Germain. It is "a ballet in twenty entrees with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, a libretto by Philippe Quinault, and choreography by Isaac de Benserade... Louis XIV commissioned the work to please the dauphine, who was fond of music and dancing... It aroused such enthusiasm that the lords and ladies of the Court joined in with the professional artistes for its gala premiere featuring magnificent costumes and dazzling jewels... It has been remarked that Le Triomphe de l'Amour is best viewed as an opera because its libretto has a certain unity and its production depends in such large measure upon its music as well as upon the dance... [It] is a seminal opera-ballet, and not an expanded divertissement." Schwartz & Schlundt: French Court Dance and Dance Music, pp. 325-326. & & The work is particularly noteworthy as it is believed to be the first stage work to include female dancers: "Even though professional female dancers had been used, albeit rarely, in court entertainments, the performance of Le triomphe de l'amour in 1681 marked their first appearance on the stage of the Opera (female roles there had previously been assigned to professinal male dancers)." James R. Anthony in TNG Vol. 11 p. 319.& & "The presence of ladies of noble and royal blood on the stage opened the way for women to dance regularly with the company. Le Journal de l'Opéra notes on 10 May 1681: "For the first time, introduction of danseuses into the ballets of the Opéra." Pitou p. 325

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        Andächtige Gedancken zur Vermeidung des bösen und Vollbringung des guten, aus dem Buch Weeg des ewigen Lebens

      Wien, (Voigt) 1681.. gr.-8°. Gest. Tit., 2 Bll., 37 num. Bll., 1 nn. Bl. u. 32 Kupfertaf. Mehrere Vign. Ldr. d. Zt. Stellenw. fleckig. 1 Taf. m. gr. Eckabriß De Backer-S. VII/1690; Landwehr 563 - "Immensely popular book, one of the most common emblem-books." (Praz² 506). Mit der hübschen Bilderfolge in Kupferstich von J. M. Lerch. Jedes Bl. mit Randbordüre.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Venerunt festinantes, et invenerunt Mariam et Joseph et infantem positum in presepio.

      Prima metà del XVIII secolo, incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm43,5 x 45,5 (il foglio). Dedicatario, riportato a grandi caratteri corsivi al margine inferiore, sopra il titolo (scritto ben più piccolo) è il Cardinale Pietro Ottoboni. Al margine inferiore, in lastra: sulla sn. ?Seba conca pinx..?, sulla ds. ?Iac. Freij Sculp.?. L'A. (Hochdorf, 1681 ? Rome, 1752), disegnatore e incisore (Sc. Svizzera). Bella scena, ricca di espressione e riccamente animata da figure in primo piano. Foglio rifilato su tutti i margini in prossimità della battuta, peraltro esemplare stampato su carta forte e in bella impressione.

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        A Compleat Treatise of the Muscles as they appear in Humane Body, And arise in Dissection; With Diverse Anatomical Observations Not yet Discover'd. Illustrated by near Fourty Copper-Plates, Accurately Delineated and Engraven.

      London In the Savoy Printed by Thomas Newcombe for the Author 1681 - Folio [size: 8 x 12.5 inches], pagination: [30], 213, without leaf Q1 [as usual, the catchwors runnign on correctly], with the additional 12 numbered leaves of descriptions as required, with frontispiece portrait [creased and laid down], 37 full-page engraved anatomical plates, bound in contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, 2 leaves of plates description damaged to margins, touching only one or two letters, with 17 of the 37 plates either trimmed down or from a smaller copy, the rest quite good and clean, a good, but probably made up copy, FIRST EDITION; Browne's celebrated antatomy is generally held up as a plagarism, the text based upon Molin's 'Myskotomia' of 1647, the plates on Casserio's 'Tabulae Anatomicae' of 1627; it is nevertheless an impressive illustrated volume, the work of Surgeon-in-general to Charles II, and surgeon at St Thomas's Hospital London from 1682 to 1691. With reference to the apparent missing leaf Q1, cf Christies' note on the Dean Edell copy sold New York 5.10.2007. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & S WILBRAHAM BOOKS]
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        THE HISTORY OF ROMISH TREASONS AND USURPATIONS: Together with a Particular Account of Many Gross Corruptions and Impostures in the Church of Rome. To Which Is Prefixt a Large Preface to the Romanists. The Second Edition. Carefully Collected Out of a Great Number of Their Own Approved Authors.

      Printed for Thomas Basset et al., London 1681 - A key anti-Catholic work by Foulis (1635-1669). Wing F1641. Folio (13-3/4î tall). (44),100,(85)-266,(271)-534,(8)pp. Complete as published. Index. With the half-title. Cont. calf, nicely rebacked, red morocco spine label. Outer leaves lightly foxed.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Short View of the Late Troubles in England - to which is added a Perfect Narrative of the Treaty of Uxbridge in an. 1644

      Oxford: Moses Pitt, 1681. First edition. Folio. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Charles I. Contemporary calf, upper joint starting but sound, front free endpaper missing. Overall a handsome, sturdy copy in contemporary binding. Wing D- 2492 . "-€written throughout in a strain of vehement animosity to all who took the anti-royalist side -" (DNB), Dugdale's narrative is still nonetheless of essential interest because of the accuracy and detail of his chronicle

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

      Subject: (Aritmetica mercantile - Bologna). 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". (Hard Cover)

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        A Short View of the Late Troubles in England; Briefly setting forth, TheirRise, Growth, and Tragical Conclusion....to which is added A Perfect Narrative of the Treaty of Uxbridge in 1644

      Oxford: MOSES PITT, 1681. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 1681. Folio (20 by 33 cms). Newly rebound in full calf (dark brown in colour). Raised bands to spine. Gilt title label. New headbands hand-sewn. Cambridge panel decoration to both boards. New endpapers (appropriate to period to approval of Brit. Library). Pages (vi) 1-294 361-440 449-488 553-650 733-960 [9]pp, bizarre pagination but apparently complete. Frontis portrait of Charles I in facsimile. Pages very clean and unmarked, no bookplates, no inscriptions, no scribblings. A fine copy ready for the next 300 years!!

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        Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, insectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem.

      Amsterdam, J. à Someren 1681 - In-4 de frontispice, (6), 494, (2) pp., 5 planches h.-t, 60 planches in-t. Basane brune, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition du premier traité d'anatomie comparative. Il est illustré par un curieux frontispice allégorique et 65 belles planches gravées sur cuivre qui traitent de 68 espèces animales différentes. Blaes était professeur de médecine à Leyde et a eut pour élève Nicolas Steno. Garrison-Morton 296. Heirs of Hippocrates 361. Norman 241: "Blaes was the first to link the production of voice in birds with the lower larynx, and he anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat. The 85 pages devoted to the anatomy of the dog was the first comprehensive and original treatise on a vertebrate since Ruini." Coiffes arasées, fente au début des charnières, coins usés, la reliure est donc un peu usée mais l'intérieur est frais. // // //

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        Pascaert Van'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't Eylandt Roosenburgh als mede't Inkoomen van't Goereesche gat, tot aen Oude Hoornsluys, met hunne Droogte en Diepte. Seer Naeukeurich opgestelt.

      Amsterdam 1681 - 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. 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".

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        Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem

      Amsterdam: Johannes van Someren, 1681 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x210 mm), [8] 1-494 [2] pp., engraved title by Jan Luyken, 5 engraved plates and 60 engraved full-page text illustrations, library stamps, contemporary ink notes to front endpapers, waterstaining to upper edge, title page ruled in red, browning and soiling, p.135 with tear to lower margin. Contemporary calf (worn, spine rebacked). ---- <br><br> Cole, Comparative Anatomy, pp. 150-55; Garrison-Morton 296 ("Blaes anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper&#39;s glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat"); Nissen ZBI 381; NLM/Krivatsy 1339; Norman 241; Wellcome II, p. 179, Heirs of Hippocrates 361. - First edition of the first comparative manual of comparative anatomy based on the original studies of a working anatomist (cf. Haskell F. Norman, 1998, lot 297)..

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        Recopilación de Leyes de los Reynos de Las Indias. Tomo Segundo: Libros Tercero, Quarto, Quinto, Sexto y Septimo

      Madrid, por Iulian de Paredes, 1681. Folio; portada grabada por Fosman, 2 hs., 298 ff. impresos a doble columna. Encudernación de la época en piel con lomera ornada. Un raro tomo segundo, de los cuatro que integran esta primera impresión compilada por el esfuerzo de Fernando Jiménez de Paniagua, Relator del Consejo de Indias, del monumento juridico hispánico que hasta entonces circulaba en copias manuscritas.

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        The annals of King James and King Charles the First / Both of happy memory. Containing a faithful history, and impartial account of the great affairs of state, and transactions of parliaments in England, from the tenth of King James, M.DC.XII. to the Eigh

      London: Tho Braddyll, 1681. First and only edition. Collation, [10]913pp+index, in double columns. Book measures 24x36cms. Bound in full contemporary calf, professionally rebacked, original boards repaired. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, 2 faded library stamps on top margin of title pages, no other library marks. Pages in very good condition throughout. A very good well bound copy. Rare.A50. First Edition. Quarto.

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        Traité des Hypothèques divisé en deux parties. (Première Édition)

      Rouen.: Chez Jean Lucas, 1681 (8p) - 372 pages - (8p). PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Reliure en cuir, dos à 5 nerfs. Reliure usée aux coins, la partie inférieure du mors du devant est fendue, autrement la reliure est solide. Les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, propres et solides. TRÈS RARE! Photos disponibles sur demande. / FIRST EDITION. Full leather cover, rubbed at the corner, front hinge is cracked at the bottom, otherwise still solid. Inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked clean and tight. VERY RARE! Photos available upon request.

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        [Title-page] The English Atlas, Volume II

      London, 1681. Copper engraved title-page, 40.5 x 26.5 cms, black and white as issued, blank verso. Four volumes of Pitt&#146;s projected world atlas were published 1680-83, dealing with northern Europe. The second volume was concerned with Germany.

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        Abrégé méthodique des principes héraldiques du véritable art du Blason, nouvelle édition revu, corrigé et augmenté

      1681. chez Almaury à Lyon, 1681 in 12 (15 x 8,5 cm), (12) + 193 + (tables) nombreux in-texte de blasons, 10 pages hors-texte de blasons et arbre généalogique. Reliure plein veau de l&#39;époque, dos à nerfs, caissons, fers et titre dorés, tranches mouchetées. Claude-François Menestrier est né à Lyon en 1631, et il étudie à Chambéry, Vienne et Grenoble, puis enseigne la rhétorique, et devient conservateur de la bibliothèque de Lyon en 1667. Personnage très érudit du XVIIème siècle, ses domaines de prédilections sont l&#39;étude du Blason, et les antiquités. Il meurt à Paris en 1705. Ouvrage qui fut publié d&#39;abord en 1661, 1665 et 1669 chez Coral à Lyon dans la lignée du célèbre Véritable art du blason ou l&#39;usage des armoiries (1671-1673). Nous présentons ici une réédition ultérieure chez un autre libraire lyonnais Almaury. On trouve in-fine la table des arbres des familles qui sont blasonnées dans ce livre - Intérieur frais malgré quelques pages jaunies, reliure en bon état mais avec un petit manque peu visible à un mors, Bon exemplaire

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        Monasticon Anglicanum

      Londini (London): Aliciae Warren, 1681. 80 large pristine plates. Text in Latin. Note: that vol. 1 is a second edition (1682), and vol. 2 is a first edition (1661). A third volume was published in 1673, more than a decade after the second volumes, but a fire at the publisher&#39;s office destroyed many of those copies, and it is common to find only volumes one and two paired together, as they stand alone on their own without the third volume. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Photos available upon request.. Quarter Calf Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        Rerum Gestarum [...] Editio Posterior [...]

      Parisiis [Paris], Ex Officina Antonii Dezallier [...], 1681. Folio. pp. [xxxii], xxxiv, 676, , [ii], 100, [xvi]. Slightly later blind-stamped sprinkled calf, serviceably rebacked. Ink library stamp of Repton School on title. Nineteenth-century armorial bookplates to front pastedown (L.A. Burd, schoolmaster, and another, motto &#145;Avancez&#146;). Book

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        COMETA NVPERVS An, Et Qvae, Mala Terris

      - Aut illaturus ipsemet influxu Physico, aut aliunde justo DEI Judicio inferenda portendere saltem & praesignificare, credentus sit? Eâ, qua Christianum decet Philosophum libertate, Dissentientium tamen pace quod fiat omnium, Pro virili captuque suo decernit M. JO. CRISTOPH. STVRMIVS, Philosoph. Natur. & Math. P. P. EODEMQ; praeside, auxiliante coelitus utriq; Divinâ gratiâ, latam veritatis amore sentententiam. Respondendo Plublicè tuebitur WOLFG. LVDOVICVS ANDREAE Reichelsheim. Francus. D. Febre M.DC. LXXXI. [1681] Altdorfi Liters Schonnerstaedtianis. In 4.º de 19x15 cm. Com [ii], 32 pags. Brochado. Trata-se da descrição da observação de um cometa em 1680, sobre os céus de Marktweiltingen, próximo de Dinkelsbuhl na Alemanha. Segundo a lenda a observação deste cometa iluminou Tobias Nisslen. No museu do arquivo histórico de Dinkelsbuhl existe um quadro que ilustra esta lenda. [EN] This work contains the description of the observation of a comet in 1680, over the skies of Marktweiltingen, near Dinkelsbuhl in Germany. According to legend observing this comet illuminated Tobias Nisslen. In the files of the Dinkelsbuhl History Museum there is a painting illustrating this legend. Location/localizacao: raros

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        ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL

      1681. [DRYDEN, John]. ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL. A Poem. London: Printed for J. T. and are to be sold by W. Davis in Amen-Corner, 1681. First edition. Folio: [-]2(the first blank and genuine); Sig. B is inserted between them. Contents: blank leaf; title-page, verso blank; To the Reader, in italic, Sig. numbered centrally in square brackets. A disbound copy, side sewn, with traces of backing at spine. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. The leaves are mostly clean, but with a few spots of soiling throughout. Slight horizontal crease at the center from folding. Housed in a fleece lined, blue cloth, clamshell box; title gilt-stamped at spine and upper board. This copy appears to belong to what Mcdonald calls the first edition, first issue because Sig. C contains all of the misprints in an uncorrected state. On page 5, line 10 &#39;And serv&#39;d&#39; for &#39;As serv&#39;d,&#39; and on page 6, &#39;cuold,&#39; &#39;Kold,&#39; &#39;Kody&#39; and &#39;Patron&#39;s&#39; in lines 4, 8, 12, and 34, respectively, for &#39;could,&#39; &#39;Bold,&#39; &#39;Body&#39; and &#39;Patriott&#39;s;&#39; the catchword is &#39;Not&#39; instead of&#39;Oh.&#39; Mcdonald notes that in most copies the four misprints in the text on p. 6 have been corrected in ink; only the final misprint in this copy has an ink correction. Also, the address leaf is unsigned. Mcdonald indicates that the signature &#39;A&#39; was added in what he identifies as the third issue. This is the first of Dryden&#39;s great satires. It is an allegory based on 2 Sam. 13-9 and deals with certain aspects of the Exclusion crisis, notably the intrigues of the earl of Shaftesbury and the ambition of the duke of Monmouth to replace James duke of York as Charles II&#39;s heir. The poetic attack, wherein various public figure are represented under biblical names, notably Monmouth as Absalom and Shaftesbury as Achitophel, was an unprecedented and immediate success. It has been called &#39;the first satire in the language for masculine insight and for vigour of expression.&#39; (Macdonald 12 a.i; Pforzheimer 310; CBEL; DNB; OCEL.)

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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: Joanna Brome, 1681. 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.25"). Add. engr. t.-p., [16], 250, [6] pp. First edition of an anti-Catholic, pro-Anglican look at the "superstitions and cruelties" of the Inquisition, including torture &#151; depicted in several forms on the engraved title-page here. This copy is in the first of two states described by ESTC: the quotation around the cross on the engraved title-page begins "Exurge Dne." The publisher was => Joanna Brome, who took over her husband&#39;s printing and bookselling business after his death. ESTC R13764; Wing (rev. ed.) B1574. Period-style quarter speckled calf with marbled paper&#150;covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and compartment decorations. Title-page with a few faint spots in upper margin and small chip to outer margin; pages gently age-toned and slightly cockled, otherwise clean.

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        Jutia septentrionalis in qua Dioeveses Alburgensis et Viburgenses. Håndkoloreret kobberstik.

      Oxford 1681. 44,1 x 57,4 cm.. Dekorativt kort over det nordlige Jylland fra Skagen i nord til Grenaa/Randers/Viborg/Holstebro mod syd. I øverste venstre hjørne en smuk allegorisk titelkartouche. Den engelske forlægger Moses Pitt (1654-96) planlagde udgivelsen af et atlas i 12 bind, men efter udgivelsen af 4. bind måtte han gå i gældsfængsel. Han havde truffet aftale med J. Janssonius' arvinger om at bruge deres plader, den eneste ændring han foretog var at indsætte et gradnet samt tilføje "Ex Officina Janssonio-Waesbergiana et Moses Pitt"

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        The Art of Rhetoric with a Discourse of the Laws of England.

      William Crooke, London 1681 - 1 blank leaf + 1 leaf with frontispiece portrait on verso + TP + [i]-[iv] = The Preface + 1-134 = The Whole Art of Rhetorick + [135] = second TP (The Art of Rhetorick Plainly set forth; with Pertinent Examples for the more easie understanding and Practice of the same) + 137-168 + 1-208 = A Dialogue Between a Phylosopher and a Student of The Common-Laws of England + 1 blank leaf; Octavo. First Edition. MacDonald & Hargreaves 13. According to MacDonald & Hargreaves, "A Dialogue between a Phylosopher and a Student is published here for the first time." (p. 9) The exact nature of the Rhetorick is less clear since Hobbes had published similar works (see MacDonald & Hargreaves 12 & 12a) in 1637 and 1651, but the Preface (see below) clearly indicates that this Rhetorick contains new materials. Two works published posthumously - two years after Hobbes' death. According to the Preface, these works are "now Publish'd from his own true Copies, an advantage which some of his works have wanted."The first of them [The Whole Art of Rhetorick], being an abridgement containing the most useful part of Aristotle's Rhetoric, was written some thirty years since To this he thought fit to add some small matter relating to that part which concern's Tropes and Figures; as also a short discovery of some little tricks of false and deceitful Reasoning." "The other piece is a Discourse concerning the Laws of England, and has been finish'd many years. Herein he has endeavor'd to accommodate the general notions of his Politic to the particular constitutions of the English Monarchy." Regarding the Discourse of the Laws of England, the Encyclopedia of Philosophy notes: "Even at this advanced age Hobbes was still capable of exerting himself both physically (he played tennis until he was 75) and philosophically. John Aubrey, later his biographer, sent him Bacon's Elements of Common Law for his comments; and Hobbes, after protesting his age, managed to produce his unfinished Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England (published posthumously in 1681). This minor work was interesting in that Hobbes anticipated in it the analytical school of jurisprudence of the nineteenth century and came out unequivocally in favor of what has been called the command theory of law." (EP, Volume 4, p. 32) Contemporary paneled calf, sympathetically and handsomely rebacked with five raised bands and gilt lettering on a red field. Covers with the expected and appropriate amount of wear. New endpapers. With a later 1908) to front free endpaper which had been slightly trimmed along the top edge. Page 13 (B7) has been trashed and torn but repaired with just minor impact on the text. Overall, a very handsome and presentable copy of this book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sammelband mit den Schriften: 1.) Annotata Uber die fürgefallene Quaestion Ob unsre Reichs-Fürsten befuget (...) Unter eines fürnehmen Ministri Schrifften gefunden (...) --//-- 2.) Kurtze Wechszel-Practick : Auß den Vornemsten Wechsel Scriptis, (...) Nebenst behörigen Allegationen in verständliche Ordnung gebracht (...) --//-- 3.) Diætetica Rationalis: (...) Wohlgegründete Lebensordnung; Wodurch ein jeder Mensch in seinem Stande seine Gesundheit bewahren und ein von mancherley beschweren befreytes Leben hie auff Erden führen könne (...) --//-- 4.) Die curiöse Medicin, darinnen die Gesundheit des Leibes in sehr wahrscheinlichen Gedancken in XII. (12) Reguln vorgestellet, und wie solche durch gar leichte Mittel zu unterhalten, gezeiget wird,

      o.O. / Franckfurt (Frankfurt a. M.) / Bremen / Franckfurt u. Leipzig, ohne Verlagsangabe / Georg Fickwirth Verlag / Hermann Brauer / Johann Georg Lipper 1681 / 1662 / 1688 / 1688. kl.8°, 70 n. pag. S. mit schönen Anfangs- und Schlußzierfeldern / 94 S. / 94 S. / 191 S. mit floraler Titel- und Schlußvignette, Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit Lederrückenschild (mit Text: &#39;ANNO: / TATA.) und 2 Rückenbünden, Rücken unten mit stecknadelkopfgroßer Lederfehlstelle, Rückendeckel mit ca. 1 cm großer V-förmiger Lederbezugsfehlstelle, sonst ein schönes, kaum alterfleckiges und textsauberes Exemplar (prez) Die kompletten Titel: 1.) Annotata Uber die fürgefallene Quaestion Ob unsre Reichs-Fürsten befuget : Ambassadeurs zuschicken : Unter eines fürnehmen Ministri Schrifften gefunden : und durch den Druck publiciret --//-- 2.) Kurtze Wechszel-Practick : Auß den Vornemsten Wechsel Scriptis, Als Rotae Genuensis, Sigismundi Scaccia de Commerciis, Raphaelis de Turre de Cambiis, Mauri Antonii Berardutii de Cod. Nicolai a Posseribus de Script. privata, und Andere mehr : Nebenst behörigen Allegationen in verständliche Ordnung gebracht : Durch J. T. Spr. --//-- 3.) Diætetica Rationalis: Das ist: Auf unläugbahren festen principiis, gesunder Vernunfft und wahren experience Wohlgegründete Lebensordnung; Wodurch ein jeder Mensch in seinem Stande seine Gesundheit bewahren und ein von mancherley beschweren befreytes Leben hie auff Erden führen könne : Beschrieben Von Jano Abrahamo a Gehema --//-- 4.) Die curiöse Medicin, darinnen die Gesundheit des Leibes in sehr wahrscheinlichen Gedancken in XII (12) Reguln vorgestellet, und wie solche durch gar leichte Mittel zu unterhalten, gezeiget wird [Band 1 - der 2. Band erschien erst 1708 bei Lipper]

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        Batalla de Torgao, donde el Duque de Saxonia sue preso por el Emperador Carlos V. y el Rey Fernando su hermano. Anno 1547." Ansicht mit Übergabe der Stadt an Kaiser Karl V. durch Kurfürst Johann Friedrich

      Kupferstich von Gaspar Bouttats nach J. Lamorlet 1681. 28x37.5 cm. - Figurenreiche Darstellung mit Karl V. und Begleitern auf gepanzerten Pferden, Kurfürst Johann Friedrich nähert sich ihm zu Fuß, dabei zahlreiche berittene Soldaten und viel Fußvolk, Zelte des Heerlagers und auf die Stadt gerichtete Kanonen.Nach der Schlacht von Mühlberg am 24. April 1547, in der Karl V. die Truppen des Schmalkaldischen Bundes besiegte und den Krieg gewann, verlor Kurfürst Johann Friedrich der Großmütige die Kurwürde und Torgau ging an die albertinische Linie der Wettiner über.

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        Mythographorum Latinorum. In two volumes

      Amsterdam - Joannis a Someren, 1681 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremelyscarce seventeenth-century collection of ancient and classical writings onmythology, astronomy and constellations. In Latin. This work contains extracts from Hyginus&#39;s Poeticon Astronomicon, a star atlas and book of stories, the mythological studies of Fulgentius, including his Mythologies, The Exposition of the Content of Virgil According to Moral Philosophy, and The Explanation of Obsolete Words, Lactantius&#39; Argument of the Metamorphosis Nasonianarum, and Albricus Philosophus&#39;s commentary. Works and manuscripts collected by Thomas Munckerus, with notes and improvements, and to act as a record and library of mythology. With an illustrated frontispiece to volume I, a portrait plate of Thomas Munckerus, andforty-three wonderful astronomic illustrations throughout Poeticon Astronomicon (collated complete). Complete in two volumes. Gaius Julius Hyginus (ca. 64 BC AD 17) was a Latin author, a pupil of the famous Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Caesar Augustus. During the Renaissance, Poeticon Astronomicon was attributed to the Roman historian Gaius Julius Hyginus. However, the fact that the book lists most of the constellations north of the ecliptic in the same order as Ptolemy&#39;s Almagest (written in the 2nd century AD) has led many to believe that a more recent Hyginus created the text. The text describes 47 of the 48 Ptolemaic constellations, centering primarily on the Greek and Roman mythology surrounding the constellations, though there is some discussion of the relative positions of stars. The Poeticon astronomicon was not formally published until 1482, by Erhard Ratdolt in Venice, Italy. This edition carried the full title Clarissimi uiri Hyginii Poeticon astronomicon opus utilissimum. Ratdolt commissioned a series of woodcuts depicting the constellations to accompany Hyginus&#39; text. As with many other star atlases that would follow it, the positions of various stars are indicated overlaid on the image of each constellation. Fabius Planciades Fulgentius (late 5th early 6th century) was a late-antique period writer. His mythographic work was greatly admired and highly influential throughout much of the medieval period. Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius was an early Christian author (ca. 240 ca. 320) who became an advisor to the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine I, guiding his religious policy as it developed, and tutor to his son. Like so many of the early Christian authors, Lactantius depended on classical models. The early Humanists called him the Christian Cicero. Condition: In vellum bindings. Externally very sound, loss to the spine labels and some marks. The hinges are firm despite being exposed. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright and generally clean but with some light tidemarks to volume II and just the odd spot and some dusting to the top textblock edge. Monastic library bookplates to front pastedowns, and ink stamps to front free-endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Two volumes

      London: Printed by T.H. for Richard Chiswell, 1681. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. Volume I [20], 377, 368, [4]; Volume II [25], 421, [9], 416, [4]. Contemporary full-calf. Five raised bands, six compartments. Published date in gilt at tail of spine. Volume numbers and author name in gilt on spine. Rubbing to extremities. Good binding and cover. Library stamps and markings from the College of the Ascension. Marks from previous owner on inside front boards and front end page of volume two. Minimal light pencil notations in margins. Interior pages are in excellent condition. <br><br>Gilbert Burnet, Scottish theologian, historian and Bishop of Salisbury. He published his work, "The History of the Reformation of the Church of England" as a rebuttal to Nicholas Sanders&#39;, "De origine et progressu schismatio Anglicani libri tres" which attacked the English Reformation. <br> Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Enchiridion Biblicum. Ieromnemonikon. Lectioni Sacrae, etc.; Compendium Theologiae Moralis

      Tiguri (Zurich), Switzerland: Davidis Gessneri, 1681. Language: Latin. 8vo; full vellum. 1085 pp. Bound together with Jo. Guilielmi Baieri&#39;s Compendium Theologiae Moralis (572 pp.). The pages bear a little scattered foxing, age-toning in the margins, prior owners&#39; marks and some water staining at the front endpapers, foxing and water staining at the final endpapers, a corner tear at the second page of the first index resulting the loss of a few letters of text, and a very few instances of tidy underlining; the binding is relaxing a bit near the hinges, but remains square and secure; the full, original, leather binding is darkened at the spine, the title still legible but with two letters partially covered by a black ink spot, and somewhat specked and spotted over the entirety, yet remains remarkably sound and supple. This is the enchiridion of John Henry Heidegger, the most prominent Swiss Reform theologian of the late 17th century and author of the Helvetic Consensus Formula in 1675, noted for being the last doctrinal Confession of the Reformed Church of Switzerland. In their time, Heidegger&#39;s were the standard texts of Reformed Church theology. This particular volume was published six years after the Helvetic Consensus further splintered the Church. The heft of it suggests its author&#39;s enthusiasm at returning to an academic life after an involuntary foray into High Calvinist politics. Full title: Enchiridion Biblicum. Ieromnemonikon. Lectioni Sacrae, Analysi generali singulorum V. & N. Test. Librorum, & delibato Capitum *Argumento*; praemissis quinetiam ad notitiam cujusque Libri de Authore, Summa, Scopo, Chronologia, Partitione, &c. *Notis*, subnexa Libris singulis *Tabula Synoptica*, denique expressis *Interpretibus* Veteribus, Reformatis, Augustanis, Pontificiis & Hebraeis; unice inserviens. Roughly: "Biblical Handbook, with special attention to Sacred Reading, to general Analyses of each of the O[ld] & N[ew] Test. Books, and to an *Argument* of the chapters; and, in addition, to preliminaries for an acquaintance with author, summary, scope, chronology, classification, etc. With a comprehensive chart appended to individual book, and finally with known interpreters - Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Catholic, and Jewish - indicated.". Vellum-covered Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo..

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        Delle Vite de Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, et Architetti...In questa nuova edizione diligentemente reviste, ricorette, accresciute d&#39;alcuni Ritratti, & arricchite di postille nel margine

      Bologna: Manolessi, 1681. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Three volumes, large 4tos. (8) ff, 76 pp, 432 pp; (1) ff, 543 pp; (22) ff, 407 pp, (1), (65) ff, including half-titles to each volume. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum with manuscript titles on spines; vellum a bit bowed, with some remnant of mold on coversInternally very clean and fresh. Fine copy of "the first critical edition of [Vasari&#39;s] Lives" (Rubin, p 414): an important augmented and illustrated edition of this landmark of art historical criticism and biography, and a neglected publication in the Vasarian corpus. The copious notes by Carlo Manolessi first appeared in the Bologna edition of 1647, of which the present work is mainly a new impression. As all Renaissance architects were artists, the work forms an equally fundamental text for the history of architecture, containing the foundations of what we know about Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Raphael, etc. Under Manolessi&#39;s careful editorship, the Bologna editions of the Vite signalled the shift of Vasari&#39;s work from a hagiography of secular saints into the nascent world of 17th century antiquarianism, connoisseurship and artistic pilgrimmages to view the works of the Masters. The work reprints the text and woodcut portraits of the first illustrated edition (Giunta 1568) but adds some half dozen portraits in the Giunta style, and several hundred marginal comments. Claiming to correct the nearly infinite errors of the Giunti text, these range from glosses of antiquated turns of phrase to making more precise the whereabouts of works of art (about which Vasari can sometimes be rather vague).The comments are worth combing for 17th century reaction to Vasarian "gusto". The detailed indices show the work&#39;s transformation into a reference tool and potential guidebook by listing 1) portraits; 2) portraits in the collection of Cosimo de Medici; 3) curiosities in the Sala of the Pitti Palace; 4) an extended geographical atlas of the principal towns of Italy, listing structures where important paintings are to be seen with shorthand annotation of "highlights"; and 5) a biographical dictionary of the artists, indicating cross references to important passages in the Vite other than their own, etc. Le Vite "became a model for subsequent writings on the history of art... For its period it has remained the chief authority." -- PMM (ed. 1568). The work codified a "l&#39;homme et l&#39;oeuvre" approach which dominated the historical scholarship of literature as well as art until the current century, and it remains dominant in the general reception of cultural productions (exhibits, reviews etc.). Vasari&#39;s enthusiasm for Michelangelo cannot be overestimated, and if he was not alone in this, he did much to establish the image of the Floretine as the ultimate genius of Western art. * Cicognara 2391; Schlosser, p. 289; PMM 88 (1568); Mortimer II.514 (1568); W.M. Ivins, "Vasari&#39;s Lives," New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 25 (1930) 15-20; Bénézit II.86-7 (Bloemart, Cornelius II); Patricia Rubin, Giorgio Vasari: Art and History (1995).

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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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        SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSILVANIA IN AMERICA; LATELY GRANTED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND TO WILLIAM PENN, &c

      London: Benjamin Clark, 1681.. [2],10pp. Folio. Blue crushed morocco by Riviere & Son, title in gilt on spine and front board, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Scratch on front cover, two bookplates on front pastedown. Expert restoration to the title- leaf with a few letters supplied; minor soiling. A few text leaves skillfully repaired. Very good. The primary tract in the foundation of Pennsylvania, and a bedrock piece of Americana. On March 4, 1681, to resolve the Crown&#39;s debt to the Penn family, Charles II granted the vast area west and south of New Jersey to William Penn, and Penn immediately began laying the foundations for his new colony. This included contact with numerous leading Quakers in England and Wales, the appointment of several agents, and, most importantly, the publication of this promotional tract "to describe the new colony and the opportunities that were available to persons wishing to settle there or invest in the venture...[It] is the basic pamphlet" - Bronner & Fraser. The successful settlement of Penn&#39;s new charter was due principally to William Penn&#39;s marketing of the region, beginning with this work. "Penn&#39;s advertising campaign for his new colony in the early 1680s was the most successful English colonial recruitment drive since the Puritans had founded Massachusetts fifty years before...and provided the necessary momentum that got the Quaker colony off to a successful start" - Dunn. The work is quite rare on the market. This copy is Bronner & Fraser&#39;s second state of the first edition, with the "Fifty Acres shall be allowed" reading at the bottom of page 5. With a distinguished provenance, this was originally bound by Americana bookseller Charles Heartman, later sold to Frank C. Deering, and then sold with other Deering books about 1970 by Kenneth Nebenzahl. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 681/113. BRONNER & FRASER 58b. CHURCH 671. Richard Dunn, "William Penn and the Selling of Pennsylvania" in PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 127, no. 5. JCB II:1225. SABIN 59733. ESTC R24456. WING P1365. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 22. STREETER SALE 940. WINSOR III:495.

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        Eikon Basilike [in Greek]. The pourtraicture of His Sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings

      London: printed by R. Norton for Richard Royston, bookseller to His most Sacred Majesty, MDCLXXXI [1681]. Sheep. Near Fine+. 8vo: [16],256 (p. 186 misnumbered 860)pp, with 2 copper-engraved portraits, including the frontispiece by R. White. First two words of title in Greek characters. Period sheep, boards framed in blind with a double fillet, flat spine with recent red morocco lettering piece gilt. Scuffed and rubbed, but otherwise an excellent copy, the binding tight, text fine, plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: early ownership signature to front fly leaf of John Eames (perhaps the tutor [1686&#150;1744] and fellow of the Royal Society, sponsored by Newton), dated 1709, with the intriguing inscription: "Let my Repentance be my Recovery as my great Sins have been my Ruin." Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), E311A. Madan, New bibliography of the Eikon Basilike, 66. ESTC Citation No. R204383. Supposed spiritual autobiography of Charles I, first published ten days after the king was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English civil war, but according to Madan (pp. 125-33) it was written, in the form of a diary, by John Gauden, who probably included some authentic writings of the king. The book combines prayers urging forgiveness of Charles&#39;s executioners with a justification of royalty, making it a masterstroke of Royalist propoganda. The poem Majesty in Misery, included in this edition, was first printed with the 1676 edition of Perinchief&#39;s Life of King Charles and is said to have been composed by the King at Carisbrooke.

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        Religio Clerici

      London - Henry Brome, 1681 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremelyscarce religious text of observations and personal thoughts on Christianity. In an original contemporary binding from the Cholmondeley library. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Author information from the ESTC, #R4518. With a 5pp publisher&#39;s catalogue for Henry Brome to the rear. With an engraved frontispiece, dated 1680 and signed F. H. Van. Houe. In this copy, leaves E11 and E12 are cancelled for F1 and F2, as they are meant to be. This book comes from the Cholmondeley library, with the Cholmondeley crest in gilt to the spine. Condition: The textblock binding is generally tight and firm. The hinges are cracked and strained. Pages 5 to 20 are only partially attached. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear with some slight loss, and the top of the spine leather is coming away. Internally the pages are generally bright with occasional foxing. There are small ink inscriptions to the front free-endpaper, rear free-endpaper and with ink marks to the rear pastedown. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior..

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        An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon, in the East-Indies:

      London: Richard Chiswell,, 1681. Together, With an Account of the Detaining in Captivity the Author and divers other Englishmen now living there, and of the Author&#39;s Miraculous Escape. Folio (308 × 190 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, tan morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, gilt panelling to the sides. Double-page folding map, 15 plates, ad. leaf present. A little rubbed, new endpapers, a few edge-splits to the map, professionally repaired verso, one plate with a small piece torn from the corner, no loss of image, neat old repair, a few with short splits, similarly neatly repaired, light browning, occasional finger-soiling, but overall very good, modern collector&#39;s bookplates to both pastedowns. First edition of the the first account of Ceylon in English and "a fundamental source for the economic history and anthropology of mid-seventeenth-century Ceylon" (ODNB). Knox&#39;s father was a, established merchant in the Levant trade, and in 1655 Knox sailed with him on a new venture for India. The trip was highly successful, and a second voyage was planned under the recently incorporated East India Company to the Coromandel Coast and Persia. The voyage was "of limited commercial success", and attended by more bad luck when their ship was dismasted in a storm at Marsulipatam, and forced into Kottiar Bay, Ceylon, to obtain a new mainmast, and to scare up whatever trade might be available. Unfortunately the reigning monarch, Rajasinha II, was at the time in a stand-off with his allies the Dutch, who had helped him drive the Portuguese out of Ceylon in return for control of the cinnamon trade, but had reneged on their promise to return Colombo to his control. The king was "justifiably disenchanted with the activities of Europeans in his country", and Knox&#39;s father made the mistake of failing send a representative to the court with a suitably emollient gift to ensure Rajasinha&#39;s protection. The crew of the Anne were taken captive, and Knox and his father were separated from the main group and sent into open detention in a village about 30 miles from Kandy. Knox&#39;s father died of malaria in 1661, while Robert was moved around the island, managing "to establish himself as a farmer, moneylender, and pedlar". The English prisoners were retained despite the strenuous efforts of Edward Winter, the agent at Madras, and even the Dutch governor to obtain their release. Most of the captives "married Sinhalese women and otherwise conformed to indigenous ways", but Knox "founded a kind of agrarian collective whose membership was restricted to himself and the three other sailors who remained celibate" (Speake). In 1679, after 19 years of captivity, he and Stephen Rutland, the only remaining member of his "bachelor commune", managed to escape to the safety of the Dutch fort at Aripu. From there they were sent to the English settlement at Batavia, and thence shipped home arriving in London early in 1680. During the voyage Knox wrote up his experiences, the manuscript coming to the attention of the directors of the EIC they submitted it to Sir Christopher Wren whose "reader&#39;s report" - "written with great Truth and Integrity &#133; I conceive it may give great Satisfaction to the Curious, and may well be worth your Publishing"- precedes the title page, and they recommended its publication. Encouraged by Robert Hooke, and assisted by his cousin, the ecclesiastical historian John Strype, Knox edited the manuscript and on publication it was "widely read, and translated into German, Dutch, and French &#133; and made him famous". Defoe was a great admirer of the book and "drew from Knox&#39;s experiences much of the context for, and aspirations of, his hero Robinson Crusoe &#133; The direct and idiomatic language used by Knox, his acute observation of details, the importance of practical self-sufficiency and strength of character, and his use of factual reality as the basis for fiction were influential in shaping the evolution of the English novel" (ODNB). Speake considers it remarkable that Knox managed to produce "such a valuable document &#133; when one considers his ineradicable Puritanism". Subsequently, under the patronage of Sir Josiah Child chairman of the EIC, Knox became the captain on the Tonqueen Merchant, making four voyages in her to the Far East. He eventually fell out with Child over the Company&#39;s restrictions on captain&#39;s private trade, and after a short period of retirement "grew wary of a Idle and droneish life" took advantage of ending of the EIC&#39;s monopoly in 1694 to set out on a private venture to Surat. The enterprise was not a success, and having completed his seventh voyage to the East aged 60, Knox "decided that he had enough of a competency to retire", settled in London and spent his time writing further observations on Ceylon, and compiling his autobiography. He died, aged 79, in 1720. An excellent copy of this valuable source book, praised by Lach and Van Kley as"one of the most informative and reliable accounts of an Asian society published in the seventeenth century", the text much enhanced by the detailed map of the island and the lively plates,which include a portrait of "Rajah Singh the King of Ceylon".

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        Berhardi Vareni Med. D. Geographia Generalis in qua affectiones Generales Telluris explicantur, summa cura quam plurimus in locis Emendata, & XXXIII Schematibus Novis, Aere incisis, una cum Tabb. aliqout quae desiderabantur Aucta & Illustrata. Ab Isaaco Newton Math. Prof. Lucasiano apud Cantabrigienses. Editio Secunda

      Cambridge; J. Hayes, Henry Dickinson, 1681. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 1681, 8vo. edited by Sir Isaac Newton, title printed in red and black with vignette, complete with 5 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf blind-tooled devices to corners, very minor scuffs to lower cover, small section excised from front blank (1cmx5cm) else a Fine copy. Very clean and tight, crisp and handsome contemporary covers.

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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&#39;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&#39;s third catalogue of the Bodleian Library (1674) with which it shared the then revolutionary alphabetical arrangement under the authors&#39; surnames, but was richer in books printed in Italy. This catalogue is truly rare on the market. A very fine set. &#10087; Ottino & Fumagalli 3701. Peignot, p. 79. Pollard & Ehrman, pp. 262 & 263. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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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        A Collection of Letters For the Improvement of Husbandry & Trade

      London: Printed for John Lawrence,, 1681&#150;4. 2 volumes in one, small quarto (190 × 147 mm), in 21 parts (vol. I, nos. 1&#150;15 & vol. II, nos. 1&#150;6), all published. Blind-panelled sprinkled calf to style, red morocco label. General title, vol. II with individual dated title (some copies have a dated title to vol. I also; many copies lack either one or the other), with continuous pagination from issue to issue in each volume. Lower outer corner of general title repaired with loss of two letters of imprint; some browning and foxing; some water-staining and fraying, the paper stock used not being of the highest quality; overall a very good copy. First edition. Houghton (1645&#150;1705) kept an apothecary&#39;s shop and dealt in such exotic overseas produce as coffee, chocolate, and spices. Elected to the Royal Society under the patronage of Robert Hooke, he was the editor and principal contributor to this collection of essays on farming, money and trade, commodity prices, and notices of books relating to agriculture. Vol. 1, no. 15 consists of lists of imports, exports, and ship movements in and out of London from February 1683 to March 1684. "Each issue consisted of Houghton&#39;s lengthy editorial, plus one or more letters, covering all aspects of agriculture and land improvement and occasionally venturing into matters of commerce or popular science and technology; they dealt with matters then under active discussion by progressive agriculturalists. Houghton was the first to remark on the cultivation of the potato as a field crop, just beginning at the time" (ODNB). The individual issues are dated according to Lady Day dating. The imprints vary; from [v. I] no. 6 is added: "printed by J[ohn]. Gain, for the author"; Lawrence&#39;s name is variously spelled; other imprint names include Moses Pitt, William Cadman, Dorman Newman, and Robert Clavel. Each issue has a content note below the date line. The individual title page to vol. II is dated 1683 [i.e. 1684].

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