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        The Green Gar Fish

      - 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 print is from the Third edition, published in London in 1731-44 [1771]. Overall this print is 14” x 20”. 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’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’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’s footsteps a century later. The works illustrated here are among the masterpieces of Catesby’s Natural History. The artist’s charming, distinctive style is immediately apparent in these engravings, and Catesby’s enthusiasm for his subjects is palpable. Aside from their esthetic charm, however, Catesby’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’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 foxing/staining.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Presbourg (Hungary)

      Paris 1683 - Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) From Description de L'Univers Paris: 1683-88 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) 13 ½” x 11” framed Allain Manesson Mallet began his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of the guards of King Louis XIV. He later became a military engineer and Sergeant Major of the artillery of Portugal. Upon returning to France, he served King Louis XIV as the Master of Mathematics. In 1683 Mallet began publishing his five-volume Description de l’Universe, which consisted of maps and views from throughout the world.

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        Histoire de l'arianisme depuis sa naissance jusqu'à sa fin avec l'origine et le progrès de l'hérésie des Sociniens. Complet en 3 volumes.

      Pierre Bailly, Lyon 1683 - 3 volumes in-12 pleine basane d'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs délimités par des triple-filets, fers, titre et auteur dorés. Tranches mouchetées. Les reliures sont endommagées : coiffes inexistantes ; coins usés laissant apparaître les cartons ; plats frottés, épidermés ; passages de vers en dos. Les corps d'ouvrage sont sains. Codes manuscrits en contre-plats et gardes blanches, ratures en page de titre (voit photos). Vignettes, manchettes. Tome I : 573pp. Défaut de numérotation sans manque ni inversion de texte (page 312/315). Tome 2 : 636pp. Traces de mouillures en marge sur une vingtaine de pages. Tome 3 : 541pp. Défaut de numérotation sans manque ni inversion de texte (page 191 numérotée 199). Rare complet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Joh. Laurenberg b. Janssonius Waesberge, Pitt und Swart, "Meklenbvrg dvcatvs".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1683, 36,5 x 47,5. Karte mit Fürstenkolorit. Dek. Karte mit Windrose, 3 Kartuschen, großem Wappen und Segelschiffen. Ausgabe ohne Rückseitentext.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius-Waesberge, Pitt und Swart, "Ducatus Breslanus sive Wratislavienis".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1683, 39 x 48. Mit altkolorierten Kartuschen. Oben mittig große fig. Kartusche mit Dedikation an Sir George Cartwrigt, links oben großes Wappen, links unten ornamentale Kartusche, rechts unten Stadtplan von Breslau. Zeigt das Herzogtum Breslau.

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        A Discourse Concerning the Trial of Spirits. Wherein Inquiry is made into Mens Pretences to Inspiration for publishing Doctrines, in the Name of God, beyond the Rules of the Sacred Scriptures. .

      London: Printed by B. W. [Bernard White] for E. Vize 1683 - *The price of this item has been reduced until Sunday as part of our October ABEBOOKS sale* .In opposition to some Principles and Practices of Papists and Fanaticks, As they contradict the Doctrines of the Church of England, defined in her Articles of Religion, established by her Ecclesiastical Canons, and confirmed by Acts of Parliament. By Thomas Pittis, D.D. one of His Majesties Chaplains in Ordinary.; first edition; 12mo (leaves lightly taller than 17 cm.), [4 leaves] (beginning with title, A1), 359, [1] (advertisement) pp.; mostly disbound and now in self wrappers, first four leaves lightly margin tattered with no loss, a small section of leaves has light damp stain in fore edge with no letters touched, D5 has small hole near page number also with no letters touched, general age toning but not fragile and entirely readable; not everyone who pretends to revelation or inspiration is to be believed; liars, madmen, and especi. Photos available upon request.

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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 - First published in 1661 Second edition. 12mo. Engraved title page. [10], 85 pp. Nineteenth-century brown calf with gilt-stamped device on covers. Picot, 365 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Manière de fortifier les places.

      Paris, François Le Cointe for the author & Nicolas Langlois, 1683 - 4to. Engraved allegorical title + [10] + 68 + [6]p + 12 engraved plates (10 double-page) by [Jean Baptiste] Broëbes; 3 engraved vignettes, floral woodcut ornaments, one armorial head-piece, decorative initials. Contemporary mottled calf, compartments of spine richly gilt, one with title morocco label; ends of spine and corners worn. First edition of this exposition of the author's system of fortification, a widely read work which ran into many editions. The plates represent layouts of fortifications and diagrams (8 signed by the artist J. B. Broebes). Blondel advocates an intricate defence system based on massively built, long flanks fortified with casemates on several floors and with polygons heavily defended with canon and small arms to stop intruders before attempting to cross the elaborate, deep ditches. His system was partially applied by the Swedish army in the fortifications of the city of Wismar. A good copy with minor traces of wear only; inside front cover the contemporary manuscript entry: 'Ce Livre apartient a Monsieur le Commandeur de St Martin de Laraye'. Berlin Katalog 3533; Jähns 1391-92; not in Jordan who lists an Amsterdam reprint of the same year (0333) and 7 later editions; Goldsmith (1211) lists a Hague edition of 1684 in the British Library. SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOVIERNO GENERAL, Moral y Político hallado en LAS AVES más generosas y nobles . y el Libro diez y nueve de las Aves Monstruosas.

      B. de Villa-Diego, Madrid 1683 - 8ºM, port, (falta frontis grab.), 18h, 432p, 16h tablas (2 facs.), 18 grabados madera en texto (realizados por Diego de Obregón). Notas época en márgenes, ejemplar algo fatigado. Pergamino. - Una de las más famosas obras de Ornitología impresas en España, y apreciado libro de emblemas. Esta segunda impresión está añadida en diferentes partes, como el libro 19 que trata de las Aves Monstruosas. 1683

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        Salamandrologia, h.e. descriptio historico philologico philosophico medica Salamandrae quae vulgo in igne vivere creditur .

      - Norimbergae, G. Scheurer, 1683. Small-4to (198 x 163mm). pp. (6), 133, (15), with engraved frontispiece and 5 engraved folded plates. Contemporary half vellum, spine with red gilt lettered label, marbled sides. First book on salamanders. The present work is an expanded version of the author's dissertation 'Salamandra', published in 1677. "He dissected salamanders and described the food contents in the stomach. He confirmed that 'Salamandra' is live bearing and found 34 larvae in one female. He also observed the shedding of the animal's epidermis. And he proceeded to rebunk most of the prevailing myths. The plates illustrate the external appearance of several species, the larvae, eggs, skeleton, internal organs including the urogenital system, and mythical figures from emblems and hieroglyphics. The two titles represent the first comprehensive basis for our modern understanding of salamander biology' (Adler 2, p. 18). J.P. Wurffbain (1655-1711) was a German physician. Without the leaf 'directions to binder' which is often discarded by the bookbinder.Nissen ZBI, 4485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sermons de S. Augustin sur Les Pseaumes. In two volumes

      Paris - Chec Pierre le Petit 1683 - An extremely scarce seventeenth-century French translation of Saint Augustine's sermons on the psalms. In French. With vignette titles, decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. With tables of the key things in each volume to the rears. Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 August 28, 430), also known as Augustine, St. Augustine, was a Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine established anew the ancient Faith. After his conversion to Christianity and baptism in AD 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. When the Western Roman Empire was starting to disintegrate, Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God (in a book of the same name), distinct from the material Earthly City. His thoughts profoundly influenced the medieval worldview. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshipped God. In the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinian religious order; his memorial is celebrated 28 August, the day of his death. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses. Augustine was one of the most prolific Latin authors in terms of surviving works, and the list of his works consists of more than one hundred separate titles. They include apologetic works against the heresies of the Arians, Donatists, Manichaeans and Pelagians, texts on Christian doctrine, notably De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine), exegetical works such as commentaries on Book of Genesis, the Psalms and Paul's Letter to the Romans, many sermons and letters, and the Retractationes, a review of his earlier works which he wrote near the end of his life. Apart from those, Augustine is probably best known for his Confessiones (Confessions), which is a personal account of his earlier life, and for De civitate dei (Of the City of God, consisting of 22 books), which he wrote to restore the confidence of his fellow Christians, which was badly shaken by the sack of Rome by the Visigoths in 410. His On the Trinity, in which he developed what has become known as the 'psychological analogy' of the Trinity, is also among his masterpieces, and arguably one of the greatest theological works of all time. He also wrote On Free Choice Of The Will (De libero arbitrio), addressing why God gives humans free will that can be used for evil. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn, loss to leather and joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright for their age and generally clean with a few spots and marginal tidemarks. Monastic library bookplates to front pastedowns, and ink stamps to titles and last pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Short Treatise Touching Sheriffs Accompts [with] Tryal of Witches

      1683. Notable Treatise on Tax Collection Bound to a Famous Witchcraft Trial Hale, Sir Matthew [1609-1676]. A Short Treatise Touching Sheriffs Accompts. Written by the Honourable Sir. Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's-Bench. To Which is Added, A Tryal of Witches, At the Assizes Held at Bury St. Edmonds, For the County of Suffolk, on the 10th of March 1664, Before the Said Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. London: Printed, And are to be Sold by Will. Shrowsbery, 1683. [viii], 110, [1]; [iv], 59 [1] pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination, the second title with the imprint, London: Printed for William Shrewsbery, 1682. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with blind fillets and lettering piece. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, front pastedowns loose, early owner bookplate to inside of front board. A handsome copy. * First edition, one of two issues from 1683, the other does not include the witchcraft trial. Hale was one of the greatest legal minds in the history of English law. His historically grounded treatise on the sheriff's role as a tax collector was commissioned by the Lord Treasurer and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It had a second edition in 1716. "It show's Hale's mastery of the early history of the Exchequer, and of the history and seventeenth century practice of the financial relations of the sheriffs and the crown; and it contains some valuable suggestions for improvements in the existing practice (Holdsworth). A Tryal of Witches, an unrelated work, was originally issued in 1682. It is an account of the Lowestoft Witchcraft trial conducted at Bury St. Edmonds. Well-known in its day, this remains the most famous trial of its kind because it was well-documented in Hale's pamphlet and involved many leading jurists and experts of the day, most notably Thomas Browne, a physician who presented one of the earliest examples of psychiatric testimony as an expert witness. Brown's testimony was later quoted by Cotton Mather during the Salem Witchcraft trials. Some say the Salem trial was inspired by Hale's pamphlet. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:589. English Short Title Catalogue R14358.

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        FRAGMENTOS MUSICOS. Reglas generales y muy necessarias para Canto llano, Canto de Organo, Contrapunto y Composición.

      Tomás Gaspar Mtnz., Zaragoza 1683 - 8ºm, port. (con óx.), 6h, 142p. Págs. tostadas. Anotaciones época en contraport. y guarda blanca final. Pergamino. "- PRIMERA EDICION. Palau 187784. Las publicaciones de este organista aragonés son muy apreciadas. La hipérbole de su tiempo le prodigó los dictados de "Segundo Jubal" y de "Santo Padre de la música"." 1683

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        Discursos varios de historia, con muchas escrituras reales antiguas, y notas a algunas dellas. Recogidos, y compuestos por.

      Herederos de Diego Dormer,, Zaragoza: 1683 - 6 hojas, 472 páginas. Pergamino original con el título rotulado en el lomo. Cortes pintados. Soberbio ejemplar. Palau 75750. Importante recopilación de textos de temática muy variada: Descripción de la Cantabria, por Jerónimo Zurita. Adiciones del mismo a sus Indices rerum ab Aragonia regibus gestarum. Cartas de Santa Isabel, Infanta de Aragón y Reina de Portugal, a su hermano el rey D. Jaime II de Aragón. De los confesores o Padres de Conciencia de los reyes de Aragón. De la primera divisa militar que se instruyó en España, llamada de la Jarra o Terraza, con las Ordenanzas con que la restauró Fernando de Aragón. De las milagrosas campanas de la Iglesia de San Nicolás de Velilla. Del origen y preeminencias del oficio de Gran Camarlengo de la Casa Real de Aragón. Concordia entre los Reyes Católicos D. Fernando y Dª Isabel acerca del regimiento de sus reynos. Testamento de la Reyna Católica Dª Isabel, hecho en Medina del Campo, a 12 de Octubre de 1504. Testamento del Rey D. Fernando, hecho en Madrilejo a 22 de Enero de 1516.

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        Discursos varios de historia, con muchas escrituras reales antiguas y notas a algunas dellas

      Dormer, Zaragoza 1683 - 6 h. inc. port., 472 p. Holandesa puntas del siglo XIX [Ménard]Obra rara y de gran interés. Contiene numerosos trabajos de temática muy variada: Descripción de la Cantabria, por Jerónimo Zurita. Adiciones del mismo a sus Indices rerum ab Aragonia regibus gestarum. Cartas de Santa Isabel, Infanta de Aragón y Reina de Portugal, a su hermano el rey D. Jaime II de Aragón. De la primera divisa militar que se instruyó en España, llamada de la Jarra o Terraza. De las milagrosas campanas de la Iglesia de S. Nicolás de Velilla. Los nobles, caballeros y ciudadanos que no quisieron dejar al Rey D. Pedro IV. Concordia entre los Reyes Católicos D. Fernando y Dª Isabel acerca del regimiento de sus reynos. Testamento de la Reyna Católica Dª Isabel, hecho en Medina del Campo, a 12 de Octubre de 1504. Carta del poder que dejó la Reyna Católica Dª Isabel al Rey D. Fernando. Testamento del Rey D. fernando, hecho en Madrilejo a 22 de Enero de 1516. Ejemplar en buen estad0 Palau, 75750; Salvá, 2923

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        Sea Chart. Duynckercke [Dunkirk].

      copper engraved sea-chart. 1683 - Pitt, Moses and Swart, Stephaman. Duynckercke, [Dunkirk]. Ca 1683. Hand coloured, copper engraved sea-chart. Chart size 440 x 505 mm, sheet size 580mm x 690mm. Two charts on one sheet showing the Dunkirk approaches. The larger chart from that of Blaeu's Pourtraict de la fameuse ville et havre de Duynckercke. With Rhumb lines, compass rose and scales. Townships and sandbanks indicated. Decorated with fleets of galleons off shore. With an inset panorama of Duynckercke [Dunkirk] after Jan Van Loon and a smaller coastal profile of Cales. The smaller chart showing the coast of Flanders, from Walchren [ Walcheren ] to Boloigne. Early hand coloured charts with later red ruled border on wide blank margins. Small tear without loss to lower blank margin, otherwise in bright and clean condition. Rare and attractive Sea Charts.

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        Traité de l'organe de l'ouie, contenant la structure, les usages & les maladies de toutes les parties de l'oreille.

      Chez Estienne Michallet 1683 - - Chez Estienne Michallet, A Paris 1683, In 12 (9x17cm), (24) 210pp., relié. - Edition originale, très rare. Illustrée de 16 planches dépliantes non signées. Pleine Basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Coiffe de tête restaurée ainsi qu'un coin. Travail de vers au milieu de l'ouvrage en marge haute, quelques trous de vers sans conséquence, mais les vers ont rongé les coutures et elles sont de ce fait fragilisées de la p. 20 à la p. 200, le problème allant s'estompant. La dernière gravure a été coupée trop courte et il manque les dernières lignes de texte. Il s'agit de la première monographie scientifique de la structure de l'oreille et de ses maladies, elle est de ce fait fort précieuse, et fut déterminante pour la compréhension de cet organe peu étudié jusqu'alors. C'est par ailleurs le premier ouvrage de cet anatomiste et physiologiste réputé qui fut le professeur du dauphin et enseigna au jardin du roi. Cachet du Docteur Maurice Petit de Montereau. (24) 210pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Govierno general, moral, y politico. Hallado en las aves mas generosas, y nobles, sacado de sus naturales virtudes, y propiedades. Añadido en esta segunda impression en diferentes partes; y el Libro diez y nueve de las Aves Monstruosas. Corregido, y enmendado por el Santo Oficion de la Inquisicion .?

      Madrid, En la Imprenta de Bernardo de Villa-Diego, a costa de Florian Anisson, Familiar y Notario del Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion, 1683. - Engraved allegorical title page with 2 birds and a coat of arms at the top, 2 putti (writing and pointing) below; 18 half-page engravings of birds; woodcut initials and vignettes. (20 ll.), 432 pp., (16 ll.). 4°, eighteenth-century speckled calf (some minor wear), spine with raised bands in five compartments, black leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter. Small hole in final two leaves, affecting a few letters of text. Overall in very good, near fine condition. ---- Third or fourth edition? "An interesting mixture of facts and fancy that throws much light on popular ideas touching the ornithology of Spain in the 17th century, with some information of value . . ." (Casey Wood, p. 339). Ours has a finely engraved allegorical title-page and 18 large engraved illustrations of birds in fine impressions. In OCLC, Porbase, and Copac, we have seen editions of 1658, 1680, 1683 (this one), 1696, and 1728. Palau mentions editions of 1668 (see #90595), and Simón Díaz one of 1669 (see X, item 1548), without any illustrations. All editions are rare. ---- Palau 90597. @Hispanic Society of America p. 204. Jerez p. 43 (the HSA copy). Heredia 4371. Simón Díaz X, item 1550 (giving only 18 preliminary leaves; citing copies at the British Museum; BN, Madrid; BN, Paris; BU, Salamanca; Escorial; and BU, Santiago de Compostela). This edition not in Salvá. Cf. Lathrop C. Harper, @Catalogue 223, item 68 for a description of the Barcelona 1696 edition. See Garcia Vega, @El grabado del libro español II, 223-4 (on the printer) and 402 (listing this work in a Valladolid library, but without further information). NUC: NN, NjP, NNH (mircrofilm at RPB, DLC). OCLC: 8879307 (New York Public Library, Stony Brook University, Smithsonian Institution, Princeton University); 33963612 (University of Iowa, Brown University); 560213310 (British Library). Porbase locates a single copy of this edition, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates copies of this edition at Register of Preservation Surrogates, Natural History Museum, and British Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBRE DELS QUATRE SENYALS DEL GENERAL DE CATHALUNYA: Contenint diversos Capitols de Cort, Ordinacions, declaracions, privilegis, y cartas Reals fahents per lo dit General. Manat novament estampar per los molt Illustres Senyors Deputats, y Oydors de comptes del General del Principat de Cathalunya. Lo doctortor Fra Ioseph Sastre, y Prats Abat de S. Pere, t S. Pau.

      Imp. Rafel Figueró. Barcelona, 1683 - . 21 cm. [36], 340 pàg. [44]. Relligat en pergamí del segle XX. Segona edició. Aquest llibre es podria qualificar com el Reglament de Règim Intern de la Generalitat de Catalunya al segle XVII. Explica el funcionament de la Diputació del General, així com els recursos (humans i materials) de què disposava el govern català, la seva organització interna, la normativa bàsica. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830

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        LA VERA E FALSA ASTROLOGIA

      - La vera, e falsa astrologia. Con l'aggiunta della vera, e della falsa chiromanzia.- Roma, A spese di Giuseppe Corvo, Per Michel Ercole, 1683; en 8º mayor pergamino de época, 1 hoja blanca, 12 hojas de preliminares, 271 páginas. Ejemplar falto de la parte que hace referencia a la chiromanzia, de la página 272 a la 308. Muy raro libro en el que el autor defiende la astrología considerada como astroniomía; y esta en contra siguiendo la ortodoxia católica de la época, de los astrólogos, habla de la incapacidad de estos para predecir su propia muerte.Tampoco se muestra a favor de la predición astrológica y de la quiromancia. Lamentablemente nuestro ejemplar carece de la parte de quiromancia.

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        Les Cesars de L'Empereur Julien, traduits du Grec, avec des Remaeques & des Preuves illustrees par les Medailles, & autres anciens Monumens.

      A Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, rue Saint Jacques, a l' Enseigne de la Ville de Paris. M. DC. LXXXIII. [1683] Avec Privilege du Roy. Acheve d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le premier Avril 1683. (First edition). - Small folio; size of binding: 8 in. x 10 in. x 1 3/4 in. (thick), elaborate, engraved titlepage/frontispiece of the Emperor Julian writing, with various pagan gods on clouds, figure of Mercury, etc. by Petrus le Pautre (Pierre Lepautre; 1660-1744); printed titlepage with woodcut ornament; dedication page with heraldic engraving and initial letter M by Lepautre. Engraved frontispiece; [60]pp., pp. 1-557, p. [558] is errata and [559] is privilege leaf. Illustrated with 378 images, as various-sized, small engravings of coins, medals, etc., and four larger size engravings from sculptural details (pp. 430, 432, 438, 460); plus an index of the medals (pp. 495-502). Bound in old sprinkled calf, with the spine replaced in later brown calf, with five raised bands, and red leather title label, gilt-lettered: LES CESARS, and date: PARIS 1683, gilt on spine, with gilt lines across spine, blind-stamped borders along covers, gilt bordering to cover edges. Edges are red sprinkled; with later, brown paper endpapers. Former owner's printed book label on front brown paper paste-down, early location mark in ink on upper right corner of front blank flyleaf. Front cover hinge is cracked and nearly detached, bumping, abrasion and wear to the cover corners and lower edge of front cover. Frontispiece, titlepage, etc. shows some age-related tanning, as do some of the page margins. The scan shows the spine and part of the front cover. Very scarce 1683 first edition of Spanheim's translation and edition of The Caesars by Julian. The binding may require restoration. Weight: 3 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. French text with Greek. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TEATRO DEL SIGLO DE ORO. POLEMICA DE 1682

      Año de 1683, Valencia - (290 x 210 mm.). Portada con orla entallada, [3] p, 94 p. Error en la paginación, de p. 86 pasa a p. 89. Encuadernado con papel de aguas. Bueno, papel limpio y cuidado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Acting Governor of New York Thanks William Penn for a Gift

      New York 1683 - Autograph Letter Signed to Governor William Penn. New York, May 1, 1683, "As the loadstone attracts Iron, so ought acknowledgemts to pursue faviours . [I] dare not presume any further having soe lately recd soe great a marke of your bounty."Deputy Governor Anthony Brockholls of New York extends a cordial note to Governor William Penn in the midst of continuing deliberations between Penn and Lord Baltimore over the southern boundary of Pennsylvania and possession of Delaware. Complete Transcript[New Y]orke Primo[1st] May 1683Right Honble,As the loadstone attracts Iron, soe [loss] ought acknowledgemts to pursue faviours the wch am in some measure guilty of but dare not presume any further having soe lately recd soe great a marke of your bounty wch I esteame after tryall to be the best I have seen in these parts and wish my selfe able to make retaliacon but you finding inabilitie want [loss] part, wch I am troubld at, so pleased to comand what [loss] score till [fur]ther order and think my selfe honord to have ye [loss] so to subscribe my selfe Sir, Your Servt: &c Antho: Brockholls[address leaf:] For The Honble William Penn Esqe / Proprietary & Governor. / Pensilvania / PhiladelphiaHistorical Background: Despite previous controversies between Sir Edmund Andros (Governor of New York and Brockholls's boss) and the proprietors of West Jersey, including William Penn, Brockholls and Penn were on good terms. They negotiated recognition of the Duke of York's lease to Penn of the three "lower counties" (now Delaware). According to local official John Moll, Penn obtained the Delaware settlers' consent to his authority based in part on the formal handover of power, "Which Actings of us was fully Accepted and well approved of by Antho Brockhold then Commander in Cheife & his Counsell at New Yorke . by their Declaration bearing date the 21. of Novembr Ao 1682." Brockholls seemed to believe that Penn was the key to good relations between all of the middle colonies. In February 1683, Brockholls had written warmly to congratulate Penn on his return from Maryland and to express happiness that "such amicable proceedings are on foot between my Lord [Baltimore] and your selfe."It was in 1683, during Brockholls's provisional administration, that several leading New York politicians forced Brockholls to accept New York freemen's right to a written constitution and an elected assembly. The colony was reorganized, divided into twelve counties, and all foreign emigrants professing Christianity were naturalized.This is almost certainly the earliest cover in private hands addressed to the founder of Pennsylvania after Penn's arrival in his colony.An Aug., 24, 1684 cover (address leaf only, without the original letter), Siegel Auction Galleries, October 24, 2007, Historical Society of Pennsylvania offer, described as "ALMOST CERTAINLY THE EARLIEST COVER IN PRIVATE HANDS ADDRESSED TO THE FOUNDER AND FIRST PROPRIETOR OF PENNSYLVANIA, WILLIAM PENN," sold for $46,000. The present item is fifteen months earlier, and includes not just the cover, but also the excellent content letter from the Acting Governor of New York to William Penn.Anthony Brockholls - in 1674, when the Duke of York appointed Sir Edmund Andros governor of New York, he named Brockholls his deputy governor. Like the future James II, Brockholls was Catholic; he had also served at one point on the Duke's own troop of Horse Guards. In 1676, Brockholls played a critical diplomatic role in colonial affairs, helping convince the Mohawk Indians to attack King Philip's Indian Confederation, then in rebellion against Massachusetts authority. At several junctures, Brockholls assumed the authority of acting governor. He was relieved of duty in 1683 but continued to serve on the Provincial Council, and commanded the garrison of New York until 1690.ReferencesBrockholls to Penn, Feb. 20, 1682/3, in Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 1905, p. 247.John Moll's . (See website for full description)

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        R. Mosis Majemonidae de Sacrificiis Liber :Accesserunt Abarbanelis Exordium, seu procemium commentariorum in Leviticum: et Majemonidae Tractatus de consecratione calendarum, et de ratione intercalandi. Quae ex hebraeo convertit in sermonem latinum, & notis illustravit Ludovicus de Compiegne de Veil, A.M.

      Typis Milonis Flesher, sumptibus auctoris, prostat apud Mosem Pitt, & apud Brabazonum Aylmer, London 1683 - 8vo. (10) 450pp. 3/4 Vellum over marbled boards with brown lettering and library plate to spine. Age wearing throughout binding.Some tears, discoloration, scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine. Some browning and foxing to pages, not affecting the script. Welling to pages. Ex library. Library card pocket pasted to inside of front board. Perforation to title page: Philadelphia Divinity school. Inscribed by owner with pencil: "to Paullus Reinhardus." This first Latin translation contains texts from Moshe ben Maimon aka Rambam aka Maimonides (1135-1204) and Yitzchak ben Yehuda aka Abravanel Isaac Abrabanel(1437-1508). In Latin, with some writing in Hebrew. Cover in fair, book in good condition. [freely translated: Rabbi Moses Maimonides' volountary sacrifice: An approach to Abarbanel's introduction and commentary on Leviticus, and Maimonides' Tractate on the consecrated calendar and the rational calendar change]R. Moses Maimonides (Rambam) was a 12th century Jewish philosopher and halachic legal scholar. A highly controversial figure, both during his lifetime and after his death, but generally acknowledged as the preeminent Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Spain but fled as a child from the Almohad persecution. He eventually settled in Egypt where he served as a rabbi, physician and philosopher. His fourteen-volume Mishneh Torah, his only work not in Arabic, still carries canonical authority, particularly within the Yemenite Jewish community, as the codification of Talmudic law. His other work includes a commentary on the Mishnah entitled Kitab al-Siraj, Kitab al-Fara'I, a book on precepts, and the philosophical work Dalalat al-Ha'irin, known in Hebrew as the Moreh Nevukhim, The Guide to the Perplexed. The major premise is an attempted philosophical/theological reconciliation of the Hebrew Bible and Greek knowledge. This work came to play a central role in all subsequent major controversies over philosophy within the Jewish community during the Middle Ages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Apophthegmes of the Ancients; taken out of Plutarch, Diogenes Laertius, Elian, Atheneus, Stobeus, Macrobius, and others. Collected into one volume for the Benefit and Pleasure of the Ingenious.

      Printed for William Cademan 1683 - FIRST EDITION, lightly spotted, pp. [xvi], 112, 123-335 (text continuous), [3], 8vo, contemporary blind-ruled sheep, slightly rubbed, small chip from head of spine, boards bowing a little and pastedowns lifted, very good The first edition of the last recorded work of John Bulteel (c.1627-c.1692), author and translator, best known in his day for a translation from Racine. This compilation of pithy sayings from antique sources is expectedly influenced by Erasmus’s collection of ‘Apophthegmata’, but Bulteel is not uncritical of his model: ‘Erasmus himself has committed an hundred faults, thorough [sic] his great hast, and because he went about it but by piece-meal, some part at one time, others at another’ (Preface). ESTC locates six copies in the UK and five in the USA. (ESTC R2992)

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