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        The Compleat Clerk, Containing the Best Forms of All Sorts

      1683. [Conveyancing]. The Compleat Clerk, Containing the Best Forms of All Sorts of Presidents, For Conveyances & Assurances; And Other Instruments Now in Use and Practice. With the Forms of Bills, Pleadings and Answers in Chancery; As They Were Penned and Perfected by Eminent Lawyers, And Great Conveyancers, Both Ancient and Modern. Whereunto are Added Divers Presidents, Which were Wanting: And also Some Saxon Presidents; With the Exposition of Certain Words, Used in Ancient Charters: And the Proper Names of Men and Women: With Additions of Titles of Honour, Trades and Occupations, Cities, Counties, Bishopricks; Names of Offices, Months and Days; Numbers of Money and Weights, In Latin and English: With a Computation of Years, From King William the Conquerour, To this Present. With Alphabetical Tables of the Whole Contents of the Said Book. London: Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, 1683. [vi], 936, [80] pp. Main title page preceded by copperplate pictorial title page with the title (adapted from first edition): The Conveyancers Light or Exact Presidents for all Manner of Instruments and Conveyances. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, gilt fillets to board edges, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, endpapers renewed. Some toning to interior, later owner bookplate (of Herbert L. Jacobs) to front pastedown, light soiling to title page, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Fifth and final edition. Originally published in 1655 as The Compleat Clark, And Scriveners Guide, this book is a fine guide to the state of conveyancing during the mid-seventeenth century. Its five editions indicate it was a fairly successful and well-regarded work. In all editions "To the Reader" is signed "J.H." This has led some bibliographers to speculate that the author was related to Sir Richard Hutton, whose works include The Young Clerks Guide (1653). English Short-Title Catalogue R16251. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:480 (16).

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

      Paris - Chec Pierre le Petit, 1683 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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.

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        Paradossi per pratticare la prospettiva, senza saperla, fiori, per facilitare l'intelligenza, frutti, per non operare alla cieca. Cognitioni necessarie a Pittori, Scultori, Architetti, ed a qualunque si diletta del Disegno

      First edition and much scarcer than the second edition of 1683. "Troili, a pupil of the quadratura painter Michelangelo Colonna, became scene painter for the Farnese theater at Parma. Ferdinando Bibiena saw his work there (probably after the artist's death) and absorbed its influence. This original edition of Troili's exceptionally handsome book on perspective is one of the real milestones in the history of theatrical scenery: it describes the conscious use of visual deception, the creation of greater ?depth' by means of oblique positioning of the wings, as common practice twenty years before Pozzo" (Breman in Architectural Theory and Practice III-B-24).The third section treats shadows and fortifications. "Libro molto letto e stimato" (Schlosser-Magnino, p. 620). * Riccardi II.561; Cicognara 866 (mention of 1683 second ed.); Fowler, p. 277-278; J. Baltrusaitis, Anamorfosi, pp. 19, 21 and 23; Piantanida, Autori Italiani Del ?600, 4424.

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        Kong Christian den Femtis Danske Lov.

      (Kbhvn.,Joachim Schmedtgen,1683). 4to. Ualmindeligt stort eksemplar, indbundet i 5 helbind af kalv fra omkr.1700,rig rygforgyldning. Gennemstukket med hvide blade(skrivepapir) hvorpå ejeren har tilført noter op til ca. 1727(henvisninger,kommentarer og nye bestemmelser). l.og 2. Bog i et bind, ellers hver bog af loven bundet for sig. Originaludgaven. Selv om normaltrykket af originaludgaven er på godt papir, er dette dog endnu kraftigere end normen. Med kongens kobberst.portræt.. Originaludgaven af Christian den Femtes Danske Lov

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        Relation du Voyage de Monseigneur l'evesque de Beryte, Vicaire Apostolique du Royaume de la Cochinchine [bound with] Relation abregee des mission et des voyages aux Royaumes de la Chine, Cochinchine, Tonquin & Siam

      Exceptionally bound, primary French source-books on Vietnam, Siam & and the Far East. 1683 & 1682. Paris. Charles Angot. Two volumes in one, in 8vo. Eighteenth-century sang-de-boeuf calf, triple rule gilt border to boards, spine richly gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, expertly recased, some wear to boards, corners very slightly bumped. A fine copy lightly browned, ownership inscription to first title. A finely bound copy of the first French accounts of Siam ?that of Bourges-, with early relations on China, Vietnam, Tonkin and the East Indies. The Bourges is in its third edition and the Pallu in its second edition (all editions are rare). Father de Bourges (c.1630 - 1714) was a member of the first Catholic mission to Siam, arriving with his two fellow missionaries in 1662 to Ayuthaya. Since Siam was tolerant of other religions it became a safe place for the missionaries to establish themselves, and in 1664 a second group led by Monseigneur Pallu joined the fathers in Siam after a two-year journey overland. Francois Pallu (1626 - 1684) was a French Bishop and missionary in Asia and a founding member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society; he was originally recruited by Alexander de Rhodes and sent to the Far East along with other missionaries ?namely La Motte. Both volumes together combine a considerable portion of the French knowledge of the East at the end of the 17th century. Distinguished provenance: Charles de Lorraine (possibly Charles III, Duke de Elbeuf), his signature on the first title page. Cordier Sinica, 827.

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        Peregrinazione del Mondo.Tradotta dalla lingua Spagnola nell'Italiana

      Naples: Carlo Porsile, 1683. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.. (7) ff., including engraved title, letter press title, engraved portrait of dedicatee (Gusman) and author portraits (all signed by the Neapolitan? engraver Giuseppe Criscolo), 339 pp., (2) ff. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, covers a bit soiled and some minor worming to joints (but sound). Scattered toning and foxing; tear to lower right corner of Bb2, grazing a single letter. Otherwise, a fresh, genuine copy. Very rare first Italian edition of this celebrated travel account, the first circumnavigation of the world from West to East (Pires, Travel Accounts of the Islands, p 19). Pedro Cubero (1645-ca 1697) traveled mainly by land rather than by sea, and was certainly one of the earliest circumnavigators to travel independently rather than assisted by a retinue or his own ship. The final leg of his journey takes Cubero overland from Acapulco to Veracruz, and includes much detail on the religious activities and settlements in New Spain. After studying in Zaragoza and Salamanca, Cubero set off for Rome at the age of 25, where he joined the Propaganda Fide. For the next 9 years he would travel the world in his capacity as an itinerant missionary or predicador apostolico, traversing Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia including Iran, India, and China. Eventually finding himself in the Philippines in June of 1678, Cubero gained passage aboard a ship bound for Mexico, where he made landfall after a journey of some four months. The present account (an Italian translation of the much-enlarged second Spanish edition of 1682) thus offers a remarkable catalogue of observations truncated into a relatively brief chronicle - promising to reveal the delights (but mainly the 'miseries') of the 'most secret corners of the world'. Complaining of the incessant drinking (borrache) at the ports of New Spain, Cubero's strongest impressions, like many European commentators on the New World, are related to the weather. At Acapulco the climate is horrendous, depositing not just rain but snow (!, p 330). Here he notes four missions, run by Jesuits, Franciscans, and other orders, and comprising some 142 clergy in all. Ever the victim of terrible storms, Cubero leaves that city, inhabited by 'Negri', and sets out for the east coast of Mexico. It is entirely possible to trace his route today based on the description he gives, through what remain very remote areas. From Papagayo he makes his way to Tisla [Tixtla], and from thence to Cilapa [Chilapa], where he enjoys mass at the Augustinian monastery. His journey then takes him via Trisco "the most beautiful city in New Spain" and onto Veracruz, filled with splendid buildings. Cubero is careful to note, perhaps for the edification of readers wary of fabrication, the name and stations of the religious dignitaries he meets along the way. Nevertheless, the account retains much sensationalism, as might be expected for such a journey - our hardy priest is always encountering rivers in which many men have drowned, losing servants on steep precipices, etc - necessitating, of course, much prayer to God. Cubero's accidental circumnavigation was first published immediately upon his return to Madrid in 1680; an enlarged Spanish edition was published in Naples (by then a Spanish dominion) in 1682, and the present translation of the evidently popular account appeared in 1683. All early editions are very rare in census: OCLC 4 US copies of the present edition at the NYPL, Arizona, Cincinnati, and the Bell Library; it is not held by the JCB. * Alden/Landis 683/44; not in Palau. Cf Tomé Pires, Travel Accounts of the Islands (1513-1787).

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        THE SURPRIZING MIRACLES OF NATURE AND ART. IN TWO PARTS

      London, printed for Nath. Crouch, 1683.. Containing I. THE MIRACLES OF NATURE, or the strange signs and prodigious aspects and appearances in the heavens, the earth, and the waters for many hundred years past, with an account of the most famous comets, and other prodigies, since the birth of our Blessed Saviour, and the dreadful effects of many of them: also a particular description of the five blazing stars seen in England, within eighteen years last past, and abundance of other unaccountable accidents and productions of all kinds, till 1682. II. THE MIRACLES OF ART, describing the most magnificent buildings, and other curious inventions in all ages, as Solomons temple, the seven wonders of the world, and many more excellent structures and rarities throughout the whole earth. Beautified with divers sculptures of many curiosities therein. By R.B. author of the Hist. of the wars of England; Remarks of London; Wonderful prodigies; Admirable curiosities in England; and Extraordinary adventures of several famous men. FIRST EDITION 1683. 12mo, approximately 145 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3¼ inches, 6 engraved plates, pages: Title, To the Reader, 1-222, should be 232 as 10 numbers 155-164 have been repeated (not duplicated), rebound in quarter calf, red and black gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine, marbled boards, old endpapers preserved. 2 plates have small repairs to blank side of outer edge with slight loss to image, light soiling and staining throughout, small hole in page 196 affecting a few letters, 2 tiny nicks repaired, not really noticeable, 1 plate has tip of corner missing, not affecting image, old ink name (William) to blank side of frontipiece, edges slightly stained and darkened, lacks 4 pages of adverts at end. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING

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        Achates Tiberianus sive gemma caesarea antiquitate argumento arte historiâ prorsùs incomparabilis ... D. Augusti apotheosin Imp. Caes. Tiberii Augustaeque Juliae Domus ... repraesentans ... nova notitia et explicatio notis historicis illustrata

      Amsterdam apud Franciscum Foppens. Edition originale. Etat : très bon.

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        Kalendarium Hortense: Or, the Gard'ners Almanac, Directing What he is to Do Monthly Throughout the Year. And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime

      London: Printed for T. Sawbridge et al. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 1683. The Seventh Edition. Hard Cover. Small 8vo (10 x 15.5cm) the seventh edition with many useful additions; pp. [vi], 9-127, [1 blank], [8 table]. Full contemporary pannelled calf binding with an old reback, the original spine laid on; binding very good with a little general wear, leather age-darkened. Contents good and tight, wide margins, very small paper fault to A3; top edges slightly dust marked. A very good copy. Bibliographic note: First published in 1664, this is the first English gardener's calendar. This is the octavo edition published on its own, unlike the folio edition which was published with the Sylva; the Kalendarium was one of Evelyn’s most popular works and was printed five times in folio and nine times in octavo in his lifetime. Referenced by: Keynes, G. John Evelyn (2nd ed.), 65; Wing (2nd ed.) E3497,Provenance: contemporary [?] engraved bookplate of The Grove. .

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        Tracts Written by John Selden of the Inner-Temple, Esquire

      London: Thomas Basset, 1683. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Four Works issued in three, bound in one: 'The First Entituled, JANI ANGLORUM FACIES ALTERA, rendred into English, with large Notes therupon, by REDMAN WESTCOT, Gent. The Second, ENGLAND's EPINOMIS. The Third, Of the Original of ECCLESIASTICAL Jurisdictions of Testaments. The Fourth, Of the Disposition or Administration of Intestates Goods.' First edition of the last three. Title page printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece of Selden. Original full paneled leather. Spine in six compartments. The upper corners and spine head have been restored, and the upper hinge mended; lower corners worn; boards yawning and scuffed, else the binding is in good condition. The front free endpaper is lacking, frontispiece corner remargined (no loss to image), and two leaves have long, closed marginal tears, neatly mended with no loss. Light soil in places, and a light dampstain affecting the upper corners, just touching the pagination, else a very good copy. Wing S2441A. ESTC R18657.

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        Pallas Armata

      London, Printed by M.W. for Richard Chiswell, , 1683. Military Essayes of the Ancient Grecian, Roman, and Modern Art of War. Written in the Yeares 1670 and 1671. Folio (308 × 192 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, red morocco label to spine. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page printed in red and black, wood-cut headpieces. Light browning, corners worn, else very good. First Edition. Inscribed the front free endpaper, "For His Grace, My Lord Duke of Hamilton." This would refer to William Douglas-Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Hamilton, who had married Anne the daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, with whom Turner had served in the invasion of England in 1648. Described as "one of the most valuable authorities for the history of military sciences", Pallas Armata was the work of man with a wealth of practical experience to draw upon. Turner had graduated as a Master of Arts from Glasgow before joining Lumsden's levies for the Swedish service, seeing much service in the Thirty Years' War and thereafter in Britain in both the Covenanter and Royalist forces. His experiences inculcated in him a brutal but honest freelance ideology; "I had swallowed without chewing, in Germanie, a very dangerous maxime, which militarie men there too muche follow, which was, that so we serve our master honestlie, it is no matter what master we serve." Captured at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, he escaped and fled the country and joined the King in Paris, spending the next "few years in a mixture of royalist intrigue and the search for employment, offering his services against the Swedes to the Poles and the Danes. On the outbreak of peace he settled at Breda with the exiled court of Charles II in 1659–60." [ODNB] On the Restoration he received a knighthood and in 1662 was appointed Major of the King's Footguards in Scotland. Scapegoated and forced into retirement following the failure of his brutal suppression of the Presbyterian risings in South-west Scotland, he spent his time in the composition of the present work. Turner begins with sections reviewing the practices of the Greeks and Romans, before going on to a thorough discussion of all aspects of modern warfare, including gunpowder & artillery, drill, the duties of the various officers, "Of Intelligence, Spys, and of a General Scout-Master", Orders of Battle, encampments, besieging, "Of Prisoners, Parleys, Treaties, and Articles", all illustrated with copious examples. He concludes with a chapter considering whether "... it is lawful to serve as a soldier for pay, rather than through conviction or obedience to superiors, and concludes that men "may serve for wages, though they neither know nor examine whether the cause be just or not." Thus he remained loyal to the mercenary's creed." In his history of the Civil War Gardiner describes Turner as "a soldier to his backbone", whilst Burnet gives a more vivd picture he was "naturally fierce, but was mad when he was drunk, and that was very often … he was a learned man, but had been always in armies, and knew no other rule but to obey orders."

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        Pallas Armata. Military Essayes of the Ancient Grecian, Roman, and Modern Art of War Written in the years 1670 and 1671

      London: Chiswell. 1683. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1683. Folio, original full brown calf, red spine label, 372 pp. A very good or better copy, some expert leather restoration to the joints but the volume does not appear to have been entirely respined. A tall clean copy of this excellent book. The author was a soldier of fortune who fought for Gustav Adolph in Germany in the 1630s and later for Charles II at Worcester, who knighted him for his labors on the king's behalf.

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        L'Avare, Comedie

      Paris, 1683. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. (3 x 5'). Eighth printing of this classic. (iv), 3-108pp. Later binding of stiff boards covered in marbled paper. Full page engraved frontispiece followed by the title, list of actors and the text. A reimpression of the Elzevir first edition of 1669. A very good copy. Rare in any 17th century edition. Guibert, Bibliographie des OEuvres de Moliere, p. 248.

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        A LETTER FROM WILLIAM PENN PROPRIETARY AND GOVERNOUR OF PENNSYLVANIA IN AMERICA, TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE FREE SOCIETY OF TRADERS OF THAT PROVINCE, RESIDING IN LONDON

      [London]: Andrew Sowle, 1683.. 10pp. plus one folding plan supplied in facsimile. Lacks final leaf containing Directions of Reference. Folio. Tan calf, title in gilt on spine, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Calf lightly scuffed. Text tanned and stained. Titlepage backed with paper at an early date, closing tears and small holes; outer edges of each text leaf remargined, with losses supplied. A fair copy of a rare work. One of the earliest and most significant descriptions of Pennsylvania, written by William Penn. "[William Penn's] most informative and valuable promotional tract was the one written to the Free Society of Traders...after he had lived in Pennsylvania for ten months" - Bronner & Fraser. Among the notable features of this tract are Penn's personal observations of the American Indians of the region. Philadelphia is described by Penn as follows: "The city of Philadelphia now extends in length, from river to river, two miles, and in breadth near a mile...and as its now placed and modelled between two navigable rivers upon a neck of land, and that ships may ride in good anchorage, in six or eight fathom water in both rivers, close to the city, and the land of the city level, dry and wholesome; such a scituation is scarce to be parallel'd...The city (as the model [i.e. Holme's plan] shews) consists of a large Front-street to each river, and a High-street (near the middle) from Front (or river) to Front, of one hundred foot broad, and a Broad street in the middle of the city, from side to side, of the like breadth. In the center of the city, is a square of ten acres; at each angle are to be houses for publick affairs, as a Meeting-House, Assembly or State-House, Market-House, School-House, and several other buildings for publick concerns. There are also in each quarter of the city a square of eight acres, to be for the like uses, as the Moor-fields in London; and eight streets (besides the said High Street) that run from Front to Front, and twenty streets (besides Broad- street) that run cross the city, from side to side; all these streets are of fifty foot breadth." All editions of Penn's LETTER are rare, and copies with the Holme map exceedingly so. The Holme map in this copy is supplied in facsimile. Four versions of this work were published by Penn in 1683 with variant text to the title and varying collations. This copy corresponds to Bronner & Fraser's second edition, third issue. Referring to the final leaf and the map, Church states: "this list and plan are usually lacking." No complete copy of this work has appeared at auction since the 1967 Streeter sale. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 683/156. BRONNER & FRASER 67d. CHURCH 686. Richard Dunn, "William Penn and the Selling of Pennsylvania" in PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 127, no.5, pp.322-29. JCB II:1271. SABIN 59712. STREETER SALE 944. WING P1321. ESTC R40046. WINSOR III:498.

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        LA LOGIQUE ou L'ART DE PENSER contenant Outre les règles communes, plusieurs observations nouvelles, propres à former le jugement. (1683)

      1683 - A Paris, Chez Guillaume Desprez BINDING: Original 17th century calf. Full calf leather binding. Spine with five raised bands. Spine title gilded; Size: in-8 (16.5 x 10 cm); Pagination: Title page, 2ff, 471pp, 3ff - Complete; Language: Text in France;CONDITION: Full calf leather binding is tight and firm. Joints partly cracked on the top and bottom but still tight. Spines and boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped.Pages with some yellowing. Text block complete and in a very good condition. Ex-libris on first hinges. A few initials on hinges and endpapers.Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD. "Edition of this important text published for the first time in 1662, and as a model editions. According to a manuscript of Racine, raised in Port Royal, Speech and additions are Nicole; the first parts are the same, with Dr. Arnold. The fourth part discusses the method is that the Doctor. Famous and important work in the history of thought, often called "The Logic of Port-Royal", developing a Cartesian approach and Pascal reason, the art of thinking is structured according to the four aspects of rational thought: understand, judge, infer and order." Ref. Barbier, Volume II, 1336, c and d.

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        Gr?ste Denckw¸rdigkeiten der Welt oder so-gennante Relationes CuriosÊÖ

      Hamburg,: Thomas von Wiering, 1683-, 1691.. Five volumes, quarto, 196 engraved and woodcut plates (some folding), title-pages printed in red and black, woodcut textual illustrations and initials; bound in contemporary vellum, titles lettered on spine, a few plates trimmed, some browning and spotting, but generally a very attractive set. A fine set of Happel's remarkable book of wonders, an endlessly informative series filled with the newest and most sensational news from around the world: 'a miscellany of popular information, containing short notices of curious phenomena in every part of the globe, as well as of curious historical events. The notices of American matters are numerous in all the volumes' (Sabin).Among the many wonders here described, the double-page map of the world showing ocean currents is particularly notable. Showing the entire globe from Greenland in the north to the "S¸d-Land", this map is a good instance of popular interest in the mapping of the world, including the putative outline of Terra Australis: 'an important early representation of oceanographic phenomena. It illustrates Kircher's idea that there are chasms in the depths of the sea into which the water flows, then percolates through the earth and up to the tops of mountains' (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich).Happel (1647-1690) was a writer and journalist, and one of the most-widely read novelists of his time. His so-called "endless novels" with their picaresque attention to detail relied on his omnivorous fascination with social history, scientific discovery, and other novelties from around the world. This remarkable collection of "curiosities" was probably his most significant historical work, and is derived from all manner of sources including the newspapers and journals of the day; his voracious reading meant that the material represents a real snapshot of contemporary interests.This lavishly illustrated book was a sort of print version of the aristocratic collections of curiosities, with fulsome descriptions of natural history ranging from the scientific to the invented. It would be impossible to list the various subjects discussed and illustrated here, but they include the pyramids of Egypt, the tower of Babel, fossils and insects, Pharo, Babylon, mermaids, a bull-fight, Oliver Cromwell, the oracle of Delphi, Cardinal Mazarin, whaling among icebergs, and the fall of Jerusalem. Two of the more exotic plates depict a Brazilian giant devouring a man in gruesome detail, and a scene of Hottentots scoffing fresh entrails.Exact details on collation do vary, with Faber du Faur suggesting 198 and D¸nnhaupt 194: the present copy, with 196, is evidently as issued, and represents an appropriate figure for such a monumental work. The first volume is the second edition, the remaining four are first editions, as with Faber du Faur's set.D¸nnhaupt Bibliographisches Handbuch der Barockliteratur, 8 (Happel); Faber du Faur, German Baroque Literature, 859; Sabin, 30277.

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        Concionator historicus rariorum eventuum exemplis, ad instructionem moralem explicatis delectans ac docens. Cum Indice quadruplici. Three parts in 2 vols, containing "Historia 1-100" and "Historia 100-150"

      Monachii, sumptibus Ioannis Wagneri, Ioh. Herm. a Geldern, typis Sebastiani Rauch, 1683. 2 vols.Large 4to (21x16,5 cm). Contemporary blindstamped leather, spines with ribbons (a few very sl. imperfections). The titles written in contemporary handwriting on paper labels. Vol.1: (xii),1084, (lxx: Indices) pp.: Historia 1-100 ,in two parts, in a second imprint (first 1679). Vol. 2: (viii),744,(lvi) pp.: the third part of the stories: Historia 100-150, edited in 1680. Very slightly browned in places, due to the paper, library-stamps on titles and on last pages, otherwise good and complete set. Text in Latin

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        La Doctrine Des Moeurs

      France: LE GRAS, 1683. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Qui Represente en Cent Tableaux La Difference des Passions; thick 12mo, all leather w/ new leather spine and label (4 compartments), scarce, 102 woodcuts often only 100), 6 pages missing and one page torn in half, 2 pages repeated in numbers but different text, f/o name signed w/marks on fep and tp, some wear to leather but overall VG. Moral meditation w/ images, quotes and comments in charge of building the soul and guide it at the crossroads of European history between war and savagery of the Thirty Years War in 1848 and ideas of the early enlightenment. French text..

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        Tractatus de Podagra et Hydrope. Non singendum, aut excogitandum, sed inveniendum, quid Natura faciat, aut ferat. Bacon

      London: Typis R.N. Impensis Gualt. Kettilby, etc.... 1683 First edition. Antique-style mottled calf, gilt spine with red morocco label. . Octavo,. Title within ruled border. A fine copy in quarter green morocco clamshell case. Among Sydenham's special monographs 'A Treatise on Gout', containing the first distinction between rheumatism and gout, is considered his masterpiece of clinical observation" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 159). "Sydenham's clinical description of gout, based upon his own sufferings, has never been surpassed. He distinguished clearly between gout and rheumatism and recommended a course of treatment for gouty patients consisting of a diet restricted in meat, alcohol, salt and spices, ample fluid intake, regular exercise, and the use of cinchona bark (quinine) as preventative..." (Norman 2040).

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        Diurnum Monasticum

      Venetiis - Pauli Balleonii, 1683 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Full calf leather binding, with red and black Latin text. Diurnum MonasticumPauli V. Pont. Max. Auctoritate recognitum,Pro omnibus sub regulaSS. P. BenedictiMilitantibus;Cum officiis sanctorum vsque ad innocentium XI. emanatis. Condition: The binding is generally firm, though is showing the cords in places. Both covers are attached, but by the cords only and the inner hinges are strained. There is some wear to the extremities, including some chips to the spine and boards. The boards are also bumped and the metal clasps are detached and missing. The rear board is cracked down the middle. Internally the book is bright apart from some occasional spotting and handling marks. There is also some isolated staining, and an ink stamp to some isolated pages of the text. Pages 35 to 46, 403 to 414, and v to xviii are all detached but present. The last page of text is attached by the top cord only, and there are some chips to the outer edges of some of the pages. There are also some isolated purplepencil marks..

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        New and Excellent Experiments and Secrets in the Art of Angling: Being Directions for the Whole Art

      London. The first two leaves are supplied in manuscript and the last title . lacks the last leaf of the index. ** The angling title is complete, . the book has been professionally respined matching the original binding.. 1683. Third Edition. Hardcover. 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Contemporary blind ruled leather, frontispiece showing a woman and a woman with fishing rods. **Being pages [142]-167 of: The Accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving, physick, beautifying, and cookery : containing I. the art of preserving and candying fruits & flowers..., II. the physical cabinet, or, excelllent receipts in physick and chirurgery : together wilth some rare and besutifying waters, to adorn and add loveliness to the face and body : and also some new and excellent secrets and experiments in the art of angling, 3. the compleat cooks guide, or, directions for dressing all sorts of flesh, fowl, and fish, both iln the English and French mode... **OCLC #270816780. .

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        P. Ovidii Nasonis Opera Omnia, in Tres Tomos Divifa, Cum Integris N. Heinsii, D.F. (In 3 Volumes)

      Amstelodami: Ex Typographia Blaviana, 1683. Leather Bound. Good. Studio Bochardi Cnippingii, Amstelodami: Ex Typographia Blaviana. 1687. 3 t. en 3 v.([16], 832, [16] ; 805, [10] p., [1] en bl. ; 810, [8] p., [2] en bl.) il. 8vo. 3 volumes. Latin. Leather bound. Fully bound in dark brown contemporary leather with blind stamped borders around boards. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt title stamp and gilt decorative flourishes within compartments. Tight bindings and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight cracking to spines. Minor scuffing to spine ends. Light scuffing to boards. Bumping to corners. Owners inscription on endpaper. Page ends decoratively speckled. Beautifully detailed copperplate engraved full page illustration directly before title page. Additional copperplate engraving depicting Ovid adjacent to page 1, volume 1. Clean, unmarked pages. Text remains crisp and clear. Considering age, an extremely well preserved collection. Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC - AD 17/18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of erotic poetry: Heroides, Amores, and Ars Amatoria. He is also well known for the Metamorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem; the Fasti, about the Roman calendar; and the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, two collections of poems written in exile on the Black Sea. Ovid was also the author of several smaller pieces, the Remedia Amoris, the Medicamina Faciei Femineae, and the long curse-poem Ibis (Ovid). He also authored a lost tragedy, Medea. He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. The scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the canonical Latin love elegists. His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, decisively influenced European art and literature and remains as one of the most important sources of classical mythology. Please feel free to view our photographs of this rare 3 volume collection.

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        Isole dell 'India cioè le Molucche le Filippine e della Sonda . .

      La carta si estende dalla Birmania alla fossa delle Marianne e Australia settentrionale, le cui coste sono raffigurate in maniera estremamente dettagliata, sulla base delle scoperte di Abel Tasman. Alcuni dei toponimi della zona, però, sono presi dalle esplorazioni di Marco Polo. La carta raffigura inoltre l?isola di Singapore e riporta interessanti particolari relativi alle Isole delle Spezie, al Borneo e alle Filippine. Nell?angolo in basso a destra è riportato il titolo all?interno dell?ampio cartiglio, decorato da sirene, tritoni e putti che giocano. Rara e inconsueta carta del sud est asiatico, basata sui rilievi di Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola e pubblicata a Roma da Giacomo de Rossi all?interno del Mercurio Geografico nel 1689. Giacomo Cantelli nacque a Vignola, come ribadisce con la sua firma, e divenne il primo cartografo ufficiale della Corte di Modena, nel 1685, quando il Duca Francesco II lo nominò cartografo e custode della biblioteca. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. 542x395. The map extends from Burma to the Mariannas and northern Australia. The coastline of northern Australia is shown with considerable detail based on the discoveries of Abel Tasman. Some of the names in northern Australia however are also derived from Marco Polo. Singapore Island is identified and interesting detail is provided on the Spice Islands, Borneo and the Philippines. In lower left hand corner a large title cartouche, decorated with mermaids, mermen and playful putti. A scarce, uncommon, late 17th century map of South East Asia, based on the reports of Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola and published in Roma in Giacomo de Rossi's world atlas Mercurio Geografico in 1689. Giacomo Cantelli was born in Vignola, as he remarked with his signature, and was the first official cartogrepher of the Court of Modena, in 1685, when the Duke Francis II appointed him geographer and keeper of the library. Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. 542x395. Roma Rome

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        Tableaux généalogiques ou les seize quartiers de nos Rois depuis Saint Louis jusqu'à présent, des Princes & Princesses qui vivent, et de plusieurs Seigneurs Ecclésiastiques de ce royaume, par Monsieur Le Laboureur ; avec un Traité préliminaire de l'Origine et de l'Usage des Quartiers pour les preuves de Noblesse, par le P. Menestrier de la Compagnie de Jésus

      chez François Coustelier 1683 1 vol. in-folio relié , rel. d'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 6 nerfs ornés (fleurons) A Paris, chez François Coustelier, rue Saint-Jacques, à l'image Saint Hilaire, 1683, 10 ff. n. ch. (titre, tables, Introduction), 2 pl. dépliantes gravées par Iollain, 60 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. (quartiers du Duc de Chartres), 1 pl. dépliante (quartiers de Dame de Noyelle), 100 ff. (paginés 119) Rare exemplaire bien complet des deux planches gravées et à toutes marges de Jollain et du tableau des quartiers de Magdeleine de Noyelle (non signalé par Paul Allut dans sa savante étude sur l'oeuvre du P. Menestrier) ; manquent seulement, comme souvent, les 2 ff. de la table des rois. On citera la longue analyse proposée par Paul Allut dans ses "Recherches sur la vie et sur les Oeuvres du P. Claude François Menestrier" : "Ce volume est divisé en deux parties, comme le titre l'indique : la première, De l'Origine et de l'Usage des quartiers pour les preuves de noblesse" est du P. Menestrier. 7 ff. non chiffrés pour la table alphabétique des tableaux généalogiques et pour l'extrait du privilège ; 2 ff. non chiffrés pour l'introduction à l'Origine des quartiers et des preuves de noblesse ; après "De l'Origine, de l'usage et de la pratique des quartiers et lignes pour establir la noblesse et la descendance des personnes", 60 pp. A la fin, 6 ff. non chiffrés pour les soixantes quartiers paternels et maternels de M. le duc de Chartres, et pour la table des rois, princes et seigneurs dont les quartiers généalogiques sont dans le volume. Signature A-P. ; écus armoriés dans le texte. Entre les pp. 6, 7, 8 et 9 [ avant la p. 1 dans notre exemplaire ] sont deux miniatures extraites par le P. Menestrier d'une ancien terrier du comte de Clermont en Beauvoisis La première représente l'hommage au roi Charles V environné des princes de sa maison et des seigneurs de sa Cour, par Louis II, duc de Bourbon, pour le Comte de Clermont ; l'autre est l'entrevue d'Isabeau de Valois, douairière de Bourbon, avec la reine Jeanne, sa fille, au milieu d'une forêt près du château de Clermont. Dans ces deux miniatures, les seigneurs et les dames de la cour sont distingués par leurs armoiries, que les uns et les autres portent sur leurs cottes d'armes et sur leurs robes. La description qui en été faite par le P. Menestrier donne le nom et la qualité de tous ces personnages, d'après leurs blasons. Ces miniatures, gravées sur les originaux par Jollain, sont curieuses à cause des costumes du quinzième sièle qu'elles nous ont conservés. ... La seconde partie, la première énoncée dans le titre, est l'oeuvre de Jean Le Laboureur, qui mourut pendant qu'elle étoit sous presse. Il n'ya a qu'un faux-titre et pas de frontispice. Le dernier f. est chiffré 119, mais il y a erreur dans la pagination ; cette partie n'a réellement que 100 ff. Le cahier S suit immédiatement le cahier I. Malgré cette interruption dans les signatures, et les erreurs dans la pagination que j'ai indiquées, le volume est complet". Allut précise que "tous les bibliographes, depuis le P. Nicéron, donnent au P. Menestrier La cour du roy Charles V surnommé le Sage, et celle de la reyne Jeanne de Bourbon, son épouse ; Paris, Jollain, 1683, in-folio ou in-12. Ils ont répété, sans examen peut-être, ce qu'a dit le Journal des Scavans en rendant compte de la découverte faite par le P. Menestrier. Je n'ai jamais vu l'édition in-folio, à moins qu'on n'ait voulu désigner les "Tableaux généalogiques" ; j'en dis autant de l'in-12, et je ne puis admettre l'existence de ces deux édition : je suis porté à croire qu'elles ne sont autre chose que les figures gravées in-fol. par Jollain, placées par le P. Menestrier, avec l'explication qu'il en a donnée, parmi les additions, qu'il a faites au livre de Le Laboureur, et qu'elles n'ont jamais été publiées à part". Bon état (mq. en coiffes, rel. frottée avec petit mq. en coupes, petites piqûres de vers en dos et queue sans atteinte au texte, sans les 2 ff. de la table des Rois, restauration au tableau de Dame Noyelle), pour ce rare exemplaire richement illustré de plus de 1600 blasons gravés sur bois. Allut, Recherches, 166-167 ; De Backer, VI, 89 ; Saffroy, I, 2215 ; Guigard, 1747 Français

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        EXPLICATIO DECALOGI DUABUS DISTINCTA PARTIBUS IN QUA OMNES FERE CONSCIENTIAE CASUS

      TYPIS STEPHANI CURTII 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.

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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.

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        Tractatus de Homine et de Formatione Foetus. Quorum prior Notis perpetuis Ludovici De La Forge, M. D. illustratur - Musicae Compendium.

      Amstelodami, Ex Typographia Blaviana, 1686 - 1683. 1683 2 opere in un vol. in-4° antico (205x150mm), pp. (78) [le cc. nn. sono di frontespizio, avvertenza tipografica, "Praefatio" di Claude Clerselier, indice bicolonne delle cose notabili e privilegio di stampa in olandese], 239; 49, (3); legatura settecentesca p. pelle marrone con dorso a 5 nervetti decorati in oro con titolo e ricchi decori vegetali e floreali egualmente in oro entro scomparti. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli colorati a spruzzo. Bell'ex-libris nobiliare antico al contropiatto. Frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero con impresa tipografica incisa su legno con sfera armillare, figure allegoriche e cartiglio con motto "Indefessus agendo". Capilettera e cul-de-lamps xilografici ornati. Alla prima opera, 54 incisioni xilografiche sia a piena pagina che intercalate n.t.; numerosi schemi e figure musicali intercalate n.t. alla seconda opera. Bruniture e fioriture di lieve entità, restauri a cuffie e cerniere, ma ottimo esemplare. Edizione secentesca di Amsterdam della traduzione latina, dovuta a Claude Clerselier, del trattato cartesiano Traité de l"homme et de la formation du foetus (1664). Applicando il proprio metodo all'anatomia e alla fisiologia, Descartes considera il corpo una macchina diretta dallo spirito razionale ubicato nella ghiandola pineale. Enfatizzando l'importanza delle scoperte di Harvey sulla circolazione sanguigna, Cartesio compie un'accurata descrizione della circolazione stessa e fornisce inoltre estesi cenni sulla respirazione, sulla struttura del sistema nervoso e del cervello e sulle principali funzioni fisiologiche alla luce delle conoscenze di cui si poteva disporre nel proprio tempo. L'opera getta amche le basi, malgrado l'erronea teoria della ghiandola pineale, della psicofisiologia moderna, proseguendo nella distinzione tra il meccanicismo automatico della natura e il pensiero e la vita spirituale, con un'impostazione dualistica che, pur nella sua discutibilità, resta un punto di riferimento se non altro storico per ogni dibattito sulla questione corpo-mente. "Without Descartes, the seventeenth-century mechanization of physiological conceptions would have been inconceivable" (D.S.B.). Di seguito all'opera è legata la terza edizione, pubblicata nel 1683 dalla stessa Typographia Blaviana di Amsterdam, del "Musicae Compendium" dello stesso Descartes. L'opera, composta da Cartesio all'età di 22 anni ed edita solo nel 1650, anno stesso della sua morte, costituisce uno dei primi tentativi moderni di teorizzare un'estetica musicale coerente con i principi della psicologia. La musica viene vista nell?ottica del pensiero matematico ed è considerata come l?implicazione reciproca tra divertimento e coinvolgimento emotivo; tale coinvolgimento è provocato dal suono con le sue due caratteristiche principali del ritmo e dell'altezza. Per le varie edizioni dell'opera: Garrison-Morton, 574: "This book was the first attempt to over the whole field of animal physiology". Krivatsy, 3123. Osler, 932. Wellcome, p. 453. Goldsmid, II, 22. Waller, 2377. Hirsch, II, 234-235. Guibert, 6. Copinger, 1373. Rahir, 2833. Tre copie di quest'edizione in SBN (Giovardiana di Vercelli, Università di Urbino, Accademia delle Scienze di Torino). Per la seconda opera: Guibert, Bibliographie des oeuvres de R. Descartes, pp. 186-87. Eitner, III, p. 182. Pirro, D. de la Musique, 1907. Tchémerzine, IV, p. 307. Barclay Squire, I, 366. Sonneck, 73. Hirsch, 143. Cat. Wolffheim, I, 592.

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        A New Orchard and Garden, or the beft way for planting, grafting ... with The Country Housewifes Garden Containing Rules for Hearbs and Seedes of common use..:

      London, for Hannah Sawbridge, 1683 & London, for George Sawbridge, 1684.. HARDBACK, full blind-embossed tree calf, gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: [iv], 102, several illus., 140mm x 190mm (5.5" x 7.5"), covers lightly rubbed at corners, spotting in varying degrees, top part of page 99/100 (approx 37mm deep) missing, also from page 101/102 although this has been expertly replaced with blank paper, bottom edge of page 99/100 chipped (not affecting text) and small part of lower corner of page 101/102 missing, blind-embossed small stamp (IHA) on top corner of front end-paper, preliminaries and page 1, otherwise a fine copy. A very fine binding. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library, ex-Geoffrey Lawes 422. British Bee Books No. 20.

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        MUSICAE COMPENDIUM. AMSTELODAMI, EX TYPOGRAPHIA BLAVIANA. 1683 1683

      AMSTELODAMI, EX TYPOGRAPHIA BLAVIANA. 1683- GEOMETRIA, ANNO 1637 EDITA; POSTEA AUTEM UNA CUM NOTIS FLORIMONDI DE BEAUNE, GALLICE CONSCRIPTIS IN LATINA LINGUA VERSA, ET COMMENTARIIS ILLUSTRATA, OPERA ATQUE STUDIO FRANCISCI A SCHOOTEN... IBIDEM, 1683. - SPECIMINA PHILOSOPHIAE SEU DISSERTATIO DE METHODO RECTE REGENDAE RATIONIS, ET VERITATIS IN SCIENTIIS INVESTIGANDE: DIOPTRICE ET METEORA. EX GALLICO TRANSLATA, ET AB AUCTORE PERLECTA, VARIISQUE IN LOCIS EMENDATA... IBIDEM, 1685. 3 OPERE LEGATE ASSIEME IN PERGAMENA COEVA CON UNGHIE. 49, (1) PP. , 1 F. BIANCO, CON 20 ILLUSTRAZIONI INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. 16, 520 PP. CON RITRATTO DEL DESCARTES INCISO IN RAME E 172 DIAGRAMMI N.T. (16), 248 PP. CON 126 FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. DELLE QUALI 9 A PIENA PAGINA. A PARTE ALCUNE INSIGNIFICANTI MACCHIOLINE SPARSE QUA E LÀ ED IL NATURALE INGIALLIMENTO DELLA CARTA, BELL' ESEMPLARE INTATTO NELLA SUA LEGATURA D' EPOCA. 1) > (GUIBERT, BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES OUVRES DE R. DESCARTES, PP. 186-87). EITNER, III, P. 182. 2) > 3) (GUIBERT, PP. 109-10). R. DESCARTES FU UN UOMO DI TALENTO ECCEZIONALE: LO SI CHIAMÒ IL NEWTON E IL GALILEO DELLA FRANCIA. IL SUO TRATTATO DI SCIENZA DELL' UNIVERSO CHE FU PUBLICATO A LEIDA NEL 1637 COL TITOLO DISCOURS DE LA MÉTHODE, A CUI FURONO AGGIUNTE TRÈ APPENDICI, LA DIOPTRIQUE, LES MÉTÉORES E LA GÉOMETRIE É DI GRANDE IMPORTANZA PER LA STORIA DEL PENSIERO SCIENTIFICO NELLA GÉOMÉTRIE SI PUÒ DIRE INVENTATA LA GEOMETRIA ANALITICA. A QUESTA E ALLA TEORIA DEI VORTICI, CHE SEGNÒ UNA NUOVA EPOCA NELLA STORIA DELL' ASTRONOMIA, É SOPRATUTTO DOVUTA LA FAMA DEL DESCARTES. >

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        Tracts Written by John Selden of the Inner-Temple, Esquire

      London: Thomas Basset, 1683. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Four Works issued in three, bound in one: 'The First Entituled, JANI ANGLORUM FACIES ALTERA, rendred into English, with large Notes therupon, by REDMAN WESTCOT, Gent. The Second, ENGLAND's EPINOMIS. The Third, Of the Original of ECCLESIASTICAL Jurisdictions of Testaments. The Fourth, Of the Disposition or Administration of Intestates Goods.' First edition of the last three. Title page printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece of Selden. Original full paneled leather. Spine in six compartments. The upper corners and spine head have been restored, and the upper hinge mended; lower corners worn; boards yawning and scuffed, else the binding is in good condition. The front free endpaper is lacking, frontispiece corner remargined (no loss to image), and two leaves have long, closed marginal tears, neatly mended with no loss. Light soil in places, and a light dampstain affecting the upper corners, just touching the pagination, else a very good copy. Wing S2441A. ESTC R18657.

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        KONG CHRISTIAN DEN FEMTIS DANSKE LOV.

      Prentet i Kiøbenhavn af Joachim Schmedtgen, Aar 1683. (30)+1014+(86) s. + kobberstukket portræt af kongen udført af den franske kunstner Louis de Chomont Boudan, med et vers af Thomas Kingo under portrættet. Teksten slutter med en stor træskåren blomstervignet med initialerne 'I S'. Indbundet i 1700tals helskindsbind med rig rygforgyldning. Ryggen med lidt småskavanker. Med randnoter, formodentlig udført af bogens første ejer Christian Ulrich von Harstall.. Eksemplaret har flg. tilskrift på fribladet: "dieses buch Verbleibet beÿ Meinem guth Beritzgaar. Christian Ulrich von Harstall Anno 1683 von ?? Octobre". Slægte von Harstall var ejer af Beritzgaard fra 1654 - 1726. Originaludgaven af det mest omfattende lovkompleks i dansk retshistorie, trykt på svært papir. Christian V's Danske Lov vakte betydelig international opsigt, da den udkom. Den blev af samtiden anset for at overgå alle andre love i retfærdighed. Den havde direkte indflydelse på lovgivningsarbejdet i Sverige, Preussen og Rusland i 1700-tallet, men dens virkning varede længere. Den berømte engelske jurist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) fremhævede Christian V's Danske Lov som den mest fuldstændige af alle eksisterende lovbøger. Bogen blev trykt hos en af tidens førende bogtrykkere Joachim Schmedtgen, der formodentlig også har udført den blomstervignet, der afslutter teksten. Han startede sit bogtrykkeri i 1682, og skønt han ikke hørte til de egentligt privilegerede bogtrykkere, fremstillede han en række bøger, som ved omfang og udstyr ragede højt op over tidens øvrige typografiske frembringelser. Trykkeriet virkede lige til 1735. 'Selv for et flygtigt og ukyndigt blik markerer bogtrykker Schmedtgens første store arbejde sig som en flot og speciel bog. Den pompøse og gedigne udførelse dækker både den kongelige ambition og glans og det praktiske behov hos svagsynede gamle mænd, der forsøgte at hævde retsudøvelsen i rigets, i dobbelt forstand uoplyste vråer' (Erik Dal)

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        Elogii di Capitani illustri.

      Venezia, Presso Combi, e La Noù, 1683. Large 4to. Contemp. blank wrappers. Titlevignette in woodcut. (10), 472 pp. and 98 fine, near full-page portrait-engravings. The last 10 leaves with small loss of paper in upper right corners. Other wise fine, printed on good paper and internally clean.. First edition. The work gives biographies together with portraits of army commanders from all over Europe. - Brunet II:408

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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'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

      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 Restoratation. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a contemporary ?index laid in. Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.], London, 1683-84.

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        Tractatus de Podagra et Hydrope. Non singendum, aut excogitandum, sed inveniendum, quid Natura faciat, aut ferat. Bacon

      London: Typis R.N. Impensis Gualt. Kettilby, etc.… 1683 First edition. Antique-style mottled calf, gilt spine with red morocco label. . Octavo,. Title within ruled border. A fine copy in quarter green morocco clamshell case. Among Sydenham's special monographs 'A Treatise on Gout', containing the first distinction between rheumatism and gout, is considered his masterpiece of clinical observation" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 159). "Sydenham's clinical description of gout, based upon his own sufferings, has never been surpassed. He distinguished clearly between gout and rheumatism and recommended a course of treatment for gouty patients consisting of a diet restricted in meat, alcohol, salt and spices, ample fluid intake, regular exercise, and the use of cinchona bark (quinine) as preventative…" (Norman 2040).

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        Rawleigh Redivivus; Or the Life & Death of the Right Honourable Anthony Late Earl of Shaftsbury. Humbly Dedicated to the Protesting Lords

      London: Printed for Thomas Malthus. 1683. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary full panelled calf with blind tooled decoration to boards, five raised bands on spine, spine label missing and small loss of leather from head of spine, corners rubbed, joints starting but boards firmly attached, bookplate on front pastedown and corner cut off front free endpaper, portrait frontis, text clean and bright, pp. frontis [16] 136 [8], 8vo frontis A-P8. The book is dedicated to James Duke of Monmouth in whose plots the Earl of Shaftsbury had been involved. Although he was cleared of treason he was forced to flee to Holland where he died in exile. , 8vo .

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        L'Avare, Comedie

      Paris, 1683. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. (3 x 5'). Eighth printing of this classic. (iv), 3-108pp. Later binding of stiff boards covered in marbled paper. Full page engraved frontispiece followed by the title, list of actors and the text. A reimpression of the Elzevir first edition of 1669. A very good copy. Rare in any 17th century edition. Guibert, Bibliographie des OEuvres de Moliere, p. 248.

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        Officium hebdomadae sanctae juxta formam missalis and breviarii romani sub urbano vii. parisiis, 1683.

      Legatura francese in vitello bruno con intarsi racchiusi da fregi dorati. Al centro motivo floreale. Fine secolo XVII. Cm.13x8. 5456.

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        Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non Pennsylvaniae et Partis Virginiae Tabula, multis in locis emendata a Iusto Danckers

      Amsterdam:. ca. 1683.. An early Dutch map prized for its inset view of New York ('Nieuw Yorck') at the lower right, in a border flanked by 2 Native American figures. This is only the second published view of New York, based on Jansson's map of 1650. With the important inset showing the Dutch city of New Amsterdam with fort, church, windmill and other buildings. Showing Philadelphia with Yermonton above it and Niew Castel alias Sandhoeck on the west side of the Delaware Bay, establishing this as the third state of the map (Burden, P.D. #434). Very good. 21 1/2 x 18 1/2", archivally matted and frame. Red & gilt maple frame, 29 1/2 x 26 1/2".

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        Dissertatio philosophica de avibus literigerulis, quam Deo adjuvante, & amplissima, facultate philosophica consentiente, in celeberrima & florentissima salana, eruditorum examini sistunt. Praeses M. Johan. Wolfgangus Majer, & respondens Joh. Simon. Dilger ... Ulmenses. Anno 1683. d. Octobris H. L. C

      Jena, Krebs 1683. 18 cm. (28) Seiten Rückenstreifen-Heftung - VD17 39:123742H - BL German 1601-1700 M94 - Behandelt Tauben, Krähen, Schwalben und andere Vögel, die als Briefträger Verwendung finden können. - Dissertation Jena - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        ARBITRARY GOVERNMENT DISPLAYD TO THE LIFE, IN THE TYRANNICK USURPATION OF A JUNTO OF MEN CALLED THE RUMP PARLIAMENT

      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.

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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.

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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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