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        Histoire du Concile de Trente

      Amsterdam - G. P. & J. Blaeu, 1683 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A great early edition of this very important work. Very scarce. Leatherbound volume with gilt detailing to the spine, andmarble paper pastedowns. Paolo Sarpi (August 14, 1552 January 15, 1623) was an Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer. His most important roles were as a canon lawyer and historian active on behalf of the Venetian Republic. In 1619 his chief literary work Istoria del Concilio Tridentino (History of the Council of Trent), was printed at London. It appeared under the name of Pietro Soave Polano, an anagram of Paolo Sarpi Veneto (plus o). The editor, Marco Antonio de Dominis, did some work on polishing the text. He has been accused of falsifying it, but a comparison with a manuscript corrected by Sarpi himself shows that the alterations are unimportant. Translations into other languages followed: there were the English translation by Nathaniel Brent and a Latin edition in 1620, and French and German editions. Its emphasis was on the role of the Papal Curia, and its slant on the Curia hostile. This was unofficial history, rather than a commission, and treated ecclesiastical history as politics. [5] This attitude, bitterly realistic for John Hale, was coupled with a criticism, that the Tridentine settlement was not concilatory but designed for further conflict. This book, together with the later rival and apologetic history by Cardinal Pallavicini, was criticized by Leopold von Ranke (History of the Popes), who examined the use they have respectively made of their manuscript materials. The result was not highly favourable to either: without deliberate falsification, both coloured and suppressed. They write as advocates rather than historians. Ranke rated the literary qualities of Sarpi's work very highly. Sarpi never acknowledged his authorship, and baffled all the efforts of Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Cond to extract the secret from him. Condition: The binding is tight and firm, although the front board is detached and present. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners, heavy rubbing to the leather with some loss to the corners and edges of the boards, and heavy rubbing to the spine, resulting in wear to the gilt detailing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark, odd spot, and water staining to the top right and corner of the majority of pages. There is an ink stain affecting the bottom righthand corners of pages 109-206. This does not affect the text. There is a rubber stamp print to the rear blank endpaper. Overall the volume is in good condition. The binding is probably only fair but is a rare survival and original..

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        Serenissimis Principibus Ac Dominis Dn. Johanni Georgio IV, Electoratus Saxonici Haeredi, and Dn. Friderico Augusto (Acta Eruditorum, Anno MCDLXXXIII)

      Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz; Lipsiae 1683 - 4to. Rebound in fine leather. Re-backed entirely. Gilt lettered title on spine with gilt border. Facsimile of title page replaces original. Black and white illustrations and fold out charts throughout. Latin for "reports of the scholars" Acta Eruditorum was the first scientific journal published in Germany from 1682 to 1782. It was founded in 1682 in Leipzig by Otto Mencke, published by Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, and patterned after the French Journal Des Savants and Italian Giornale De'Letterati. Acta Eruditorum was a monthly publication, edited in Latin language and contained excerpts from new writings, reviews, small essays and notes. Most of them were devoted to the natural sciences and mathematics. This volume discusses the scientific works of Johanni Georgio IV and Friderico Augusto. Fine leather. New end pages. Moderate foxing to pages. Minor damp stains around front of interior. Slight chipping to page edges in rear. Moderate discoloration to pages. Overall, a well-restored volume in impeccable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A true Copy of the Journal of the High Court of Justice, for the TRYAL OF K. CHARLES I. As it was Read in the house of Commons, and Attested under the hand of Phelps, Clerk to the Infamous Court. Taken by J. Nalson,LLD. Jan. 4. 1683. With a Large Introduction.

      [8], LXX, [2], 128, [6], [1 catalogue] pages. Illustrated with three full-page engraved plates. Bound in 19th century cloth recently re-backed and re-cornered; black title label to the spine; raised, gilded hubs. Folio. First edition. The [2] page explanation to the court has been repaired, but the running title is cropped; title has a short closed tear; else a very good copy in a handsome binding.

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        Oeffeninge der volmaecktheyt ende Christelycker deugden. (Rare Dutch translation of Exercicio de perfeccion y virtudes christianas].

      Antwerpen [=Amsterdam], Nicolaes Braau, 1683. - Den alderlaetsten druck merckelijck van veel fouten verbetert. 3 vols. (VIII)+650+(53);(VIII)+636+(44);(IV)+544+(36) pp. With 3 identical Jesuit title vignettes. Hardcover. Contemp. mottled full calf. VG. (Light foxing to endpapers; old inscription on titles; block of vol. III sl. warped). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scharffsichtigen Kayser-Adlers, Des. Das ist: Unpartheyisch-vorgestellte Kayserl. Kriegs-Handlungen wider die so genannte Hungarische Malcontenten und Türckisch-Tatarische unbeschreiblich-mächtige Kriegs-Heere / Welcher Gestalt diese zwar bißher alles so wohl in Oesterreich / als an andern angrenzenden Orten / in das äusserste Verderben zu setzen / auch sogar die Kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien in ihre Gewalt zu bekomen getrachtet / durch kräftigen Widerstand aber des scharfsichtigen Kayser-Adlers / und kluge Contuite / seiner Getreuen / noch biß auf diese Stunde höchstglücklich an gäntzlichen Ruin verhindert / ja vielmehr von besagter Stadt heldenmütig abgetrieben / in die schändlichste Flucht geschlagen / und fast ganzlich zu Grunde gerichte

      Anno 1683. - 12° (14 x 7,5 m). 380 S, 12 Kupfer. (Mit einem Anhang von der Belagerung Wiens 1683 S.354-380) Orig,Pergament m. umgelegten Kanten u. 4 Bändchen z. Verschliessen.

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        EXPLICATIO DECALOGI DUABUS DISTINCTA PARTIBUS IN QUA OMNES FERE CONSCIENTIAE CASUS,

      TYPIS STEPHANI CURTII, VENETIIS 1683 - In folio. Dim. 34x28 cm. Pp. (16)+303+(8)+506. peso Kg. 2,200. Rara edizione del 1683 di questa raccolta di opere del gesuita Tommaso Tamburini (1591-1675) nato a Caltanissetta e morto a Palermo. Tamburini fu professore di retorica, filosofia, teologia dogmatica e morale; fu inoltre qualificatore nel Sant'Uffizio dell'Inquisizione Spagnola ma venne accusato di estrema benevolenza nel giudizio. Tamburini fu una figura dominante nella produzione casuistica italiana sviluppata nel corso del seicento in Sicilia. L'opera è composta da due tomi legati insieme ed è completa. All'interno sono presenti le sueguenti opere: "Explicatio decalogi" nel quale l'autore espone la casuistica (coscienza; ore canoniche; peccati; giuramento promissorio; obbligazione del giuramento; materia del voto; carità; filaizione; adulterio; prescrizione; furto; contratto; falsità nel giudizio pubblico ecc.); "De Sacramentis"; "De contractibus"; "De Irregularitate"; "De Bulla Cruciatae"; "De Confessione"; "De Communione"; "De sacrificio Missae". Bellissime testatine e finalini e vignetta al frontespizio. Frontespizio in rosso e nero. Testo a doppia colonna. Bella legatura in piena pergamena coeva a quattro nervi. Esemplare in buone condizioni. Antica firma datata 1696 alla prima carta bianca. Rara edizione, solo cinque copie censite su ICCU. Collazionata e risultata completa. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Bruniture e macchie. Piccoli segni di tarlo in copertina e ai contropiatti. Scarce edition of 1683 of this collection of works by the jesuit Tommaso Tamburini (1591-1675) born in Caltanissetta and dead in Palermo. Tamburini was techaer fo rhetoric, phylosophy, moral and dogmatic theology; he was also controller in Sant'Uffizio of Spanish Inquisition but was accused of extreme benevolence in judgement. Tamburini was an important figure in case production developed during the XVII century in Sicily. The work is made up of two tomes bound together and it is complete. Insdie there are the following works: "Explicatio decalogi" in qhich the author exposes cases (conscience; canonical hours; pities; obbligation of jury; vow; charity; children; prescription; steal; contract; false in public judgement ecc.); "De Sacramentis"; "De contractibus"; "De Irregularitate"; "De Bulla Cruciatae"; "De Confessione"; "De Communione"; "De sacrificio Missae". Veru beautiful vignettes inside. Red and black title page. Double coloumn text. Beautiufl full parchment coeval cover with four nerfs. Copy in good conditions. Ancient signature dated 1696 in the first white paper. Scarce edition, collationed and complete. Full parchment coeval cover with four nerfs in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings. Yellowings and stains. Little worming in the cover and in the internal part of plates. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 700,00 euro.

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        Hedendaagsche penningkunde, Zynde eene Verhandeling van den oorspronk van 't geld, De opkomst en 't onderscheyd der gedenkpenningen; Den aardt en de Rekenwyze der legpenningen; . Den Haag, Christian van Lom 1732. Gr. Fol. 6 Bll., 389 S., 13 Bll., mit gest. Titel- u. mehreren Textvign. v. D. Coster sowie Hunderten v. Münzkupferstiche im Text, roter Hsaffian d. 19. Jhtds. mit Rverg. u. Rsch.

      - Ebert 12252 - vgl. Graesse VI2, 257 u. Lipsius-L. 235.- Erste Buchausgabe des vorher in einzelnen Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes.- Gerard van Loon (Delft, 17. Januar 1683 - Leiden, 29 August 1758) war ein niederländischer Sammler von Medaillen, sowie Historiker und Herausgeber historischer Quellen.- Tit. mit Prägestempel, letztes Bl. gestempelt, nur leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, insges. dekorativ gebundenes, breitrandiges Ex.# First edition; decoratively bound, wide-margined copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Platonis De Rebus Divinis Dialogi Selecti Graece & Latine, Socratis Apologia, Crito, Phaedo, E Libb.Legum Decimus, Alcibiades Secundus, De Religione, De Jufto, De Animae Immortalitate, De Dei Exiftentia, De Precibus: In Commodas Sectiones Difpertiti; Annexo Iplarum Indice.

      Cantabrigia Ex Officina Joann Hayes 1683 - Lacks f.f.e.p. and half title. Preface Joan North plus index and 256pp. Book plate on front pastedown owners signature at top of title page. Leather binding. Leather on spine missing, binding firm. Wear to rear pastedown with some browning to edges (also to rear end paper).Title page in red and black. internally clean. Greek and Latin in parallel columns [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Toison d'Or, tragédie. Représentée par la Troupe Royale du Marests, chez Mr le Marquis de Sourdeac ... pour réjoüissance publique du Mariage du Roy, & de la Paix avec l'Espagne

      "suivant ls Copie imprimée à Paris: [s. n], 1683". Second edition. 12mo. Engraved title page. [10], 85 pp. Nineteenth-century brown calf with gilt-stamped device on covers. Picot, 365 . First published in 1661

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        The Historie of the Councel of Trent [History of the Council of Trent] In Eight Bookes. In Which (Besides the Ordinary Acts of the Councell) are declared many notable Occurences which happened in Christendom during the space of fourtie yeeres & more

      London: Richard Wittaker, printed by Robert Young and John Raworth. Rubbed and scuffed leather covers. Spine chipped and cracked at top and tail. No eps or prelims. Title page is inscribed in ink by previous owner and dated 1683. Pages browning and uncut. Dedication page to The Archbishop of Canterbury partly detached from binding. Hinges cracked but binding intact. Pages browning. Suitable for restoration and rebinding or research. 1640. Third Edition. Leather cover. 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). x; 882pp+table A-Z. woodcut engraving motifs. And Particularly the Practices of the Court of Rome, To hinder the Reformation of their Errours and to maintain their Greatness. Translated into English, the "Historie of the Councel of Trent" chronicles the great Council that formed the modern Catholic Church. The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Called for by Pope Paul Ill, the Council was finally disbanded in 1563; although it had a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. The Pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it, however his legates had to ensure that the pope’s views would always be put forward in order that there was no danger of the Council being superior to the Pope.The Council was called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent did mark a turning-point in the history of the Catholic Church as it gave Catholics a certainty about their own beliefs and practices that had been lacking and offered a firm base on which the spiritual life of the Catholic world could be reconstructed. .

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        Landkarte Brasilia Montanus, BRASILIA

      - 1683., Montanus, Landkarte BRASILIA, 1683 handkoloriert, Format 45 x 39 cm, sehr gut erhalten

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        VIDA Y MARTYRIO DEL VENERABLE PADRE DIEGO LUIS DE SANVITORES, de la Compañía de Iesus, primer apóstol de las Islas Marianas, y sucessos de estas islas, desde el año de mil seiscientos y sententa y ocho, hasta el de mil seiscientos y ochenta y uno.

      Juan García Infanzón, Madrid 1683 - 20X14'5, port. (firma de época), 8h, 597p (levemente tostadas en general, algunas tostadas, mancha de hum. notable desde p.411, p.1 corta de margen, rasgadura en p.57 y 419-421, merma de esquina en p.101, afecta 1 palabra), 1 retr. facsimilado. Perg. - Primera edición. Palau 97961. Desde su descubrimiento por Magallanes, no hubo presencia española continua hasta la llegada de Diego Luis Sanvitores (Burgos, 1627-1672) en 1668. Fue él quien rebautizó las islas con su actual nombre. 1683

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        Les imposteurs insignes ou histoires de plusieurs hommes de néant. de toutes nations, qui ont usurpé la qualité d'Empereurs, Roys & Princes: des guerres qu'ils ont causé, accompagnées de plusieurs curieuses circonstances.

      Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1683. - (22), 566, (2) SS. Mit gest., ill. Titel und 16 Portraitkupfern. Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 12mo. Erste Ausgabe des gesuchten Werks über falsche oder durch Betrug an die Macht gelangte Regenten; mehrfach (später auch von anderer Hand erweitert) nachgedruckt. Noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschien eine englische Übersetzung ("The history of infamous impostors, or, The lives & actions of several notorious counterfeits who from the most abject and meanest of the people, have usurped the titles of emperours, kings, and princes"), erst 1761 dann die deutsche "Geschichte merkwürdiger Betrüger". Unter den Verzeichneten und Abgebildeten Richard, Duke of York und Shabbetai Zvi. "Sont assez recherchées" (Brunet). - Zum Historiker Jean Baptiste de Rocoles (1620-96) vgl. ausf. Hoefer XLII, 472f. - Gutes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar; am Titel Doublettenstempel der Kgl. Hofbibliothek Dresden. Brunet IV, 1343. Cioranescu (17e siècle) 59892. Hoefer XLII, 475 ("rare"). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Description de la Louisiane, nouvellement decouverte au sud ouest de la Nouvelle France ... avec la carte du pays: les moeurs & la maniere de vivre des sauvages."

      Paris: Sebastien Hure. 1683. "First edition of Hennepin's first and most trustworthy book, the book that gave to the world the first printed description of Minnesota; 12mo, pp. [12], 312, 107; printer's woodcut device on title; large folding map by Guerard in very skillful facsimile; a nice copy in contemporary full calf, red morocco label on gilt-decrated spine; in a modern blue cloth clam-shell box, blue gilt-stamped morocco label on spine. & & The first book on Minnesota and the second book on Illinois, recounting the Recollect friar's journey ""up the Mississippi from the Illinois to the set of falls he named Saint Anthony, including his captivity there by the Sioux Indians. It was the first book to use the name Louisiane"" (Howes). ""The first printed account of Louisiana"" (Sabin).& & Alden/Landis 683/96; Bell H- 114; Howes H-415; TPL 81; Streeter Sale 102; Vail 222; Wheat, Trans- Mississippi West, 62."

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        De urinis et pulsibus de missione sanguinis de febribus de morbis capitis, et pectoris. Inscribed Presentation Copy

      Bologna: ex typographia HH. Antonij Pisarrii, 1683. First edition. <p> Inscribed by Bellini</p><p>Bellini, Lorenzo (1643-1704). De urinis et pulsibus de missione sanguinis de febribus de morbis capitis, et pectoris. 4to. [20], 606 [i.e., 608]pp. Woodcut ornaments. Bologna: ex typographia HH. Antonij Pisarrii, 1683. 216 x 161 mm. Vellum c. 1683, title hand-inked on spine. Leaf Aaaa2 torn and repaired at an early date without loss of text, otherwise a fine copy. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the foot of the title: "All&#39; Illmo Conte Tommaso della Gherardesca. l&#39;Autore." </p><p>First Edition, inscribed by the author. <b>This is the first inscribed copy of a major seventeenth century medical classic that has been on the market in more than a decade. </b> Bellini, professor of anatomy and medical theory at Pisa, was one of the Italian founders of iatromechanics, a system that framed physiologic events such as the circulation of the blood in terms of mathematical and physical principles. Bellini&#39;s De urinis et pulsibus represents the first important attempt by an Italian scientist to systematically apply iatromechanics to medical theory. "William Harvey&#39;s theory of the circulation was of fundamental importance to Bellini and other proponents of iatromechanism. Bellini asserted that good health depended on optimal function of the circulation of the blood, and that disease was a manifestation of an inefficient circulation. Rejecting ancient humoral pathology, he viewed blood as a physical fluid with specific properties that could be interpreted in terms of mathematical and physical principles. . . . Bellini emphasized that disease was often due to alterations in the elasticity or &#39;tone&#39; of the solids, or in the density of the fluids which hindered their motion. This, in turn, could cause local congestion or stagnation. Bellini&#39;s enthusiastic support of therapeutic bleeding reflected this pathophysiologic concept. He tried to prove that this phlebotomy increased the velocity of the circulation, thereby washing away &#39;morbid matter&#39; and restoring health" (Fye, pp. 181-82). </p><p>In the book&#39;s section on diseases of the chest, Bellini reported "several forms of heart disease, especially of the syncopal type . . . in his book De urinis et pulsibus, Bellini discusses the state of the coronary arteries and admits that the condition which he calls &#39;pressio&#39; is dangerous and may cause the contraction of the heart to be abolished (p. 541). He also has in mind external pressure by tumors, fat and so on. However, an intra-arterial coronary impediment of blood-flow by calcification was clearly described by this author. Bellini reported of a patient who died of a condition similar to the clinical picture of coronary disease as we now understand it, in whose coronary arteries he found a &#39;stone.&#39; It seems quite reasonable to deduce that Bellini saw in the post-mortem a coronary occlusion" (Leibowitz, History of Coronary Heart Disease, p. 71). </p><p>Bellini&#39;s work is also important in the history of urology, as it marks the first important contribution to the chemical analysis of urine. Recognizing the value of urine as a diagnostic aid, Bellini insisted on its chemical analysis in pathologic conditions. </p><p>Bellini presented this copy of De urinis et pulsibus to Tommaso della Gherardesca (1654-1721), a distinguished member of an important Tuscan aristocratic family and as such a likely patron. Gherardesca was appointed bishop of Fiesole in 1702 and archbishop of Florence in 1703; he also founded the Seminario Maggiori di Firenze in 1712. The rarity of this inscription by Bellini cannot be overestimated. This is the first inscribed book by Bellini we have seen on the market in more than 40 years and it is also the first inscribed copy of a major seventeenth century classic on any aspect of medicine that we have seen on the market in more than a decade, possibly longer. In addition this copy is clearly in the original binding in which it was presented, and with the exception of one leaf, which was inexplicably torn through and repaired, the copy is in fine, even very fine condition for a work of this period</p>. <p>Garrison-Morton 762.1, 4162. Fye, "Lorenzo Bellini," Clinical Cardiology 20 (1997): 181-82. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Willius & Dry, History of the Heart and the Circulation, p. 64. Murphy, History of Urology, pp. 147-48.</p>

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        Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy Et Auxy en le Co.Ba. & L&#39;Exchequer En les premier dix ans apres le Restauration . . . Le Roy Charles le II [with] le Second Part . . . En les Ans 1657, 1658, & 1659. Folio

      London: Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.], 1683-84. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a contemporary ?index laid in First editions of both parts of the reports of Siderfin, praised by Burke as "a reporter of much authority" and by Roger North for "his ability, and his probity", containing cases (most unusually) from both the Interregnum and the Restoration

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        Le grand dictionnaire historique (Augmente, & divise en deux Tomes) ou le Melange Curieux de L'Histoire Sacree et Profane,

      Lyon, Jean Girin & Barthelemy Riviere; Paris, Denis Thierry, 1683-1689. - 12 Bl., 1349 S.; 3 Bl., 1263 S.; 5 Bl., 1238 S. Titelblatt Bd.1 Ecke abgerissen, Bd.2 halbes Widmungsblatt abgerissen, Ebd. normal berieben, Kapitale z.T. etwas rissig, Buchdecken an unteren Kapitalen zu einem Drittel eingerissen, einige Seiten mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, Seitenbräunung. Insgesamt ordentliche Erhaltung Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 6500

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        The Red Bellied Woodpecker

      - A very detailed hand colored engraving by Mark Catesby (1683-1749 from his breathtaking series "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands". This book was published in London 1731-1743 (first edition), 1751-1755 (second edition), 1771-1775 (third edition) c.1800 (fourth edition). Overall this print is 14&#148; x 20&#148; and is from the 1st edition. In 1712, the English-born artist and naturalist Mark Catesby embarked on a series of expeditions to the southern colonies of British North America. Enthralled by the wildlife of the New World, he spent years traveling by foot through parts of present-day Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas and the Bahamas. Over the course of his journeys, he encountered and documented uncountable varieties of animal and plant life that were entirely unknown to Europeans. His drawings and written observations were the raw material for an unprecedented project: a scientific account of previously uninvestigated wildlife, with illustrations taken from life. When Catesby returned to England from his final voyage to America in 1726, he was unable to afford the expense of having his drawings engraved professionally. Undeterred, he taught himself to etch with the assistance of Joseph Goupy, a French artist living in London, and went on to produce all but a few of the plates for his publication. He scrupulously monitored the coloring of the engravings, either painting the impressions himself or closely supervising the work to insure its fidelity to his preparatory studies. The result of Catesby&#146;s tenacious effort was the most sweeping, complete and unique natural history study ever done. Widely considered a crowning achievement of 18th-century art and science, Catesby&#146;s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands has lost none of its power to delight in the 250 years since its publication. This remarkable study of American plants, animals, and marine life provided an important model for later artists, including John James Audubon, who followed in Catesby&#146;s footsteps a century later. The works illustrated here are among the masterpieces of Catesby&#146;s Natural History. The artist&#146;s charming, distinctive style is immediately apparent in these engravings, and Catesby&#146;s enthusiasm for his subjects is palpable. Aside from their esthetic charm, however, Catesby&#146;s illustrations were significant for other reasons. His pioneering attempts to describe and portray birds accurately, life-sized, and in botanical settings set him apart from his contemporaries and foreshadowed the work of Audubon and Alexander Wilson. He was the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Indeed, the great Linnaeus, working on his Systema Naturae at this time, used Catesby&#146;s work as the basis of his system of binomial nomenclature for American species. For all these and many other reasons, these are magnificent prints both for their beauty and importance. The quality of the work was so far superior to foregoing accounts that many scholars rank Catesby as the first real naturalist in America. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. Also evidence of a past repair to top margin.

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