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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. 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'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'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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        Histoire des Juifs, Ècrite par Flavius Joseph, Sous le titre de Antiquitez JudaÔques, traduite sur l'Original Grec reveu sur divers Manuscrits, par Monsieur Arnauld D'Andilly. Edition nouvelle, enrichie de quantite de figures en taille-douce.*

      Chez la Veuve Schippers & Henry Wettstein Amsterdam Chez la Veuve Schippers, & Henry Wettstein 1681g Folio. (20), 464pp. (21) ,477-758pp. (24). Contemporary leather with embossed gilt decoration and title plate ["Histoire des Juifs "] Modern (19th century) marbled endpapers. Magnificently illustrated with over 200 in-text copper engravings throughout the book. Contains: - Histoire des Juifs (Jewish Antiquities) - La vie de Joseph. Ecrite par luy-meme (Autobiography) -Histoire de la guerre des Juifs (Jewish wars) Missing is "Contra Apionem". Specifics of this edition (quoted from Schreckenberg (see below), p. 25/6): -first published in 1667 (Paris: Pierre le Petit). Later Paris editions in 1668, 1670, 1676. -this is the first Amsterdam-edition. According to Brunet (see below), the earlier editions were illustrated with vignettes only. This is the first edition with copper plate engravings. Further Amsterdam-editions were published by different publishers: Mortier (1700), Schelte (1703) -Arnauld d'Andilly was the first person to translate Flavius Josephus from the Greek into French. He finished the translation at the age of 21. (His father, Joachim Gillet later published a different translation of Josephus) -Engravings of Biblical scenes and the Bar-Kochba-revolt. Text in French (translated from the Greek). Hinges starting. Browning throughout. Marginal stain to top edge, not affecting text or images, pages 466-591. Library mark to inside of front board: "Gift of Mrs. Selah Merill. 1914." Ex-libris stamp to half title pages. In good condition. *p. 464 is followed by the title page of the second, inbound book: Histoire de la Guerre desJuifs, contre les Romains, par Flavius Joseph, et sa Vie ecrite par luy-meme. Traduire du Grec par Monsieur Arnauld D'Andilly. Edition nouvelle, enrichie de quantite de figures en taille-douce. Sources: 1) On Josephus: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.??2001-05. The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition (1911) Encyclopedia Judaica (1972) 2) On the different editions: Heinz Schreckenberg: Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus (Leiden: Brill. 1968) Heinz Schreckenberg: Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus. Supplementband mit Gesamtregister (Leiden: Brill. 1979) Louis H. Feldmann: Josepus. A Supplementary Bibliography. (Garland: New York/London. 1986) Jacques-Charles Brunet: Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (Paris: Firmin-Didot Freres), vol. 3. p. 572

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