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      London, William Cademan, 1683.. And more especially in that of the tyrant and usurper Oliver Cromwell. In which you have a clear view of the arbitrary, illegal, and unjust proceedings of those persons under the notion of liberty. And a compendious history of those times, faithfully collected; with the characters and lives of several of those usurpers, and a brief account of the several persons that suffered death and imprisonment under them, for their loyalty to the King and country. And by which may be seen the difference between arbitrary usurpers and lawful kings, reigning by, and according to the laws of the land. Illustrated with several brass cutts, representing the chief persons and passages therein. Second edition, 1683, 12mo, approximately 150 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3¼ inches, 4 engraved plates as required, 2 with 4 images each, pages 92, 93-96 numbered as leaves, 97-156, 169-216, irregularities in pagination found in all copies, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full old calf with blind rules and corner ornaments to covers, expertly rebacked with original blind decorated backstrip laid on, gilt lettered label, endpapers renewed at some time. Corners slightly worn, tiny scrape to lower cover, ink name on front endpaper and reverse of frontispiece, tipped onto reverse of frontispiece is an engraving of Cromwell from another book, frontispiece plates faintly foxed, tiny rust hole in 1 page with loss of 2 letters, easily legible, light browning to some pages, occasional small light stain, small ink stain to 1 page, all still legible, from page 169 to the end many pages are cropped at the fore-edge, in some places shaving or losing the letter at the end or beginning of the line, almost all is easily legible. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of an anti Cromwell item. Our researches have uncovered nothing about the author who is not to be confused with the poet Thomas May who died in 1650. Most cataloguers give his dates as circa 1645-1718 and refer to him as Sir Thomas May, M. P. The date of the first edition is unknown as no copy is listed in the major libraries nor in ESTC. On the front pastedown is the small "JE" label which indicates that the book was sold in Christie's sale of the library of the Evelyn family and may have belonged to John Evelyn himself. It can be identified by the cropped fore-edges which are described in Christie's Catalogue of the Evelyn sale (Part III, No. 1005). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Kometographia, or a Discourse Concerning Comets [bound with:] Heaven's Alarm to the World [and:] The Latter Sign

      Boston: S[amuel] G[reen] for S[amuel] S[ewall]. And sold by J. Browning; Printed for Samuel Sewall. And to be sold by John Browning, 1683; 1682. First edition of Kometographia, bound with the second edition of Heaven's Alarm and The Latter Sign. 8vo. [xii], 143, [1], [2, blank]; [viii], 38; [ii], 32 pp. Collation: A-I8 [blank leaf A1 lacking], K8; A-E8 [E8 supplied in facsimile]. Probable early remboÓtage of contemporary blind- ruled sheep, early ms title to spine, joints repaired, text browned and edgeworn, some light ink splatters throughout, Kometographia: paper repairs to margins of E1 & E6-E8; Latter Sign: fore-edge margin of D5 torn off, touching text, E7 margin repaired. Contemporary ownership signtaures and inscriptions of John Leech and daughter Ruth Leech ("Her Book Given to Her By her father May the 13") on inside covers, in a custom half-calf slipcase and chemise. Sabin 46696; Evans 352; Church 682; Holmes 67A, 62B- 2 (with "John Browning" variant imprint) . All three of Mather's sermons on comets, comprising the first edition of Kometographia bound, as often found, with the second editions of Heaven's Alarm and The Latter Sign. Kometographia is a quasi-scientific treatise on the nature of comets, giving an historical account of comets and the events which they were supposed to have marked. Despite ultimately settling for a theological interpretation, Mather demonstrates a remarkable knowledge of contemporary astronomical theory, drawing on the works of Kepler, Brahe, Hevel, and Hook. "Both Halley & Newton completed their scientific pioneering in regard to comets, after 1680. In writing his 'Kometographia' - Mather was a contemporary student of the same phenomena - He accepts some of the newest scientific tenets, and his attempt to combine them with his religious views results in a position held by others for a century after him, and not wholly abandoned today. One must admit, perhaps, that in the matter of comets, Mather was in the front rank of his time" (Murdock, Increase Mather). Kometographia is bound with the two sermons - Heaven's Alarm and The Latter Sign - mentioned on the title page and not always present. Heaven's Alarm was a sermon preached on the appearence of a comet in 1680, and The Latter Sign was a sermon preached on the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1682

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        "A New Mapp of the World According to Mr. Edward Wright Commonly called Mercator's Projection From Atlas Maritimus or the Sea Atlas

      London, 1683. Engraving with original hand color Framed size: 31 1/8" x 40 1/8" Paper size: 19 ¾" x 29" John Thornton was an English chart-maker and map publisher who revised the earlier work of Edward Wright, Robert Morden and William Berry to construct his excellent ".Mapp of the World." Thornton's beautifully colored map comprises of two sheets and uses Mercator's projection. In this way, it contrasts greatly with contemporary maps by Dutch and French cartographers who characteristically presented the world in two hemispheres. In Thornton's work, the coastlines of the continents are as detailed as seventeenth-century cartographical knowledge would permit. As such, areas in the Indian sub-continent, the north-east parts of Asia, the northwest parts of America, and Australasia are rather loosely delineated. California is also falsely represented as an island, and Novaya Zemlya is shown as a peninsula (in keeping with a 1674 map by Nicolas Witsen). In addition, the interior of North America lacks much detail, and the Great Lakes system is only moderately defined. The most significant feature of the map, however, is the marking of two observations of the magnetic variation just east and west of the straits of Magellan. These observations were made in 1650 during the expedition of Sir John Narborough. On the upper-right corner of the map is also a dedicatory cartouche to Sir James Hayes, Kt., deputy-governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. This is an extraordinarily rare first state example of Thornton's monumental map, and was originally included in his Atlas Maritimus or the Sea Atlas. Literature: Shirley, The Mapping of the World, No. 521.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg. For High-Treason, For Conspiring The Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion in This Kingdom. At the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily [etc.]. Wing T2265

      The principal contemporary account of the trial of the plot's conspirators, leading to the execution of Lord Russell (and Algernon Sydney) and contributing mightily if indirectly to the Glorious Revolution and the reform of the English law of treason. Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, edges cut close; quite sound. Printed for Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn, London, 1683.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum a Cancellaria: Or, A Manifestation of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. Collected out of the Authorities of Law [etc.]. Wing W2774

      First edition of the first part of an uncommon work written by a Middle Temple bencher (and the Keeper of its library in the early 18th century) putting a strongly grounded historical case for the King's personal review of Chancery. Later 3/4 calf over pebbled boards, quite worn, definite browning, ex-library; a usable copy only. N.p., London, 1683.

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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. No Dust Jacket.Inscribed by Bellini 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' Illmo Conte Tommaso della Gherardesca. l'Autore." First Edition, inscribed by the author. This is the first inscribed copy of a major seventeenth century medical classic that has been on the market in more than a decade. 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's De urinis et pulsibus represents the first important attempt by an Italian scientist to systematically apply iatromechanics to medical theory. "William Harvey'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 'tone' of the solids, or in the density of the fluids which hindered their motion. This, in turn, could cause local congestion or stagnation. Bellini'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 'morbid matter' and restoring health" (Fye, pp. 181-82). In the book'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 'pressio' 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 'stone.' It seems quite reasonable to deduce that Bellini saw in the post-mortem a coronary occlusion" (Leibowitz, History of Coronary Heart Disease, p. 71). Bellini'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. 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. 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.

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        Institutiones arithmeticae:

      Eller kort Underwijssning Om The förnämste och högnödigste Regler, Exempel Italienske Practiqver och Compendier, som i daglig Räckning mäst brukelige äre: Them konstälskandom til Nytta och Gagn sammanskrefwen af Nicolao P. Agrelio. Och nu å nyo, efter mångas åstundan, öfwersedd och förbättrat. I Stockholm. Tryckt af Henrich Keyser, Kongl. Booktryckiare, medh egen Bekostnad, Åhr 1683. Och finnes hoos honom til kiöps. 8:o. (2),479,(1) s. Samtida pergamentband, bandet har antagit en brunaktig ton av alla smutsiga händer som hållit i den. N5 i bläck på främre pärm. Fuktfläck på sidan 1-4 varav 1/2 antagit brunton. Bläckfläckar på sista sidan. Flera sidor med tumavtryck i yttre marginalen. Speglar fyllda med äldre bläckkludd. Spruken i främre inre fals, men sitter fortfarande stadigt fast i häftbanden. Bakre inre fals med insektskada nedtill. 16,5 x 10,5 cm.. Collijn sid. 7 anger 5 onumrerade sidor i början. Jämfört exemplar på Göteborgs Universitets bibliotek har även som detta exemplar 3 sidor. Eventuellt saknas ett blankt blad?. Detta är tredje upplagan Utkom i Stockholm 1655 och i Göteborg 1672

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        Dissertatio de Gravitate aetheris.- (Withbound:) J.N. Pechlin. De Aeris et Alimenti defectu et Vita sub Aquis meditatio ad ... D. Joelem Langelottum.

      Amsterdam, Henr. Westenium, 1683 and Kiel, Gothfredi Schultzen, 1676. Small 8vo. Cont. full calf. Back slightly rubbed. A few small wormtracts on covers. The engraved titlepage reads: "Cogitationes de Gravitate Aetheris". (14),269,(3) pp. and 4 large folded engraved plates. - (Pechlin:) 183,(1) pp. Both with a few scattered brownspots. Both printed on good paper.. First edition. "One of the earliest works of the great Basle mathematician and physicist. It contains an explanation and enlargement of Descarte's theory of vortices and attemps to explain the cause of gravitation and capillarity. The accuracy of the Boyle-Mariotte law is doubted and some of Newton's great conceptions on aether are anticipated. Prof. W.W.R. Ball says: 'I believe that Bernoulli was the first to denote the acceleration effect of gravity by an algebraic sign g, and thus arrived at the formula V^2=2gh.' Not in Gray" - Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton and related Material ... Supplement, pp.6.Also first edition of Johannes Nicolaus Pechlin's work. He was physician-in-ordinar to the Grand Duke of Holstein and professor in medicine in Kiel - he is well known for his first description of the lymphatic nodules and masses located in the walls of the ileum. They now bears his or Peyer's name. - Wellcome IV:325

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        De Musculis et Glandulis Observationum Specimen. Cum Epistolis duabus Anatomicis. (And) Observationes Anatomicæ, quibus Varia Oris, Oculum, & Narium vasa describuntur, novique salivæ, lacrymarum & muci fontes deteguntur. Et Novum Nobilissimi Bilsii De lymphae motu & usu commentum Examinantur & rejicitur.

      Lugd. Batav. (Leiden), 1683 & Lugd. Batav. (Leiden), 1683. 12mo. Bound in one cont. full vellum. Title in old hand on back. De Musculis: (4), 111 pp. and 1 folded engraved plate with 4 figs. - Observationes Anatomicæ: (12), 108 pp. and 3 folded engraved plates. Light scattered brownspots, but good copies.. Two very scarce works by Steensen describing his exceptional discoveries relating to the Ducts, the Glands and the mechanics of Muscles."De Musculis..." is the Leiden issue, the third publication and the second printed outside Denmark. The first edition was published in Copenhagen in 1664. The work, which is divided into two parts, contains Steensen's famous investigations on the anatomy and physiology of the different types of muscles, in which he classifies them according to fibres and fibre-functions, and concludes that the heart is a muscle with automatic movement, totally against classical and contemporary authorities. The second part deals with the Ducts and Glands giving a survey of his earlier findings, such as Stensen's Duct, which gave rise to the controversy about priority with Blasius. And then he published a long row of new discoveries on the lymphatic glands, in reality he here lists 11 new discoveries. "In this work (De Musculis et Glandulis) Steno laid the foundation of our present conception of muscular mechanics. He "at once grasped the significance of the fibrillar structure of skeletal muscle and realised that the tensile forces developed in each individual fibra became summated into the response of the muscle as a whole" (Fulton). He proved the muscular nature of the heart." (Garrison & Morton)."Observationes Anatomicæ" is the second printing, the first issued 1662, and it contains Stensen's famous findings from his first year in Leiden of the 3 main Ducts, among these the first account of the excretory duct of the parotid gland "STENSEN'S DUCT". The work is divided into 4 parts and describes the findings of the ducts and glands of the eye, the mouth and the nose.Waller Nos 9219 & 9227 - Osler Nos 4020 & 4018 (1662 ed.) - Gosch III: Stensen 4:2 & 2:1 - Garrison & Morton Nos 576 (1664) & 973 (1662)

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