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         The Whole Art of the Stage. Containing Not Only the Rules of the Drammatick Art, but Many Curious Observations About It. Which May Be of Great Use to the Authors, Actors, and Spectators of Plays. Together With Much Critical Learning About the Stage and Plays of the Antients. Written in French by the Command of Cardinal Richelieu. By Monsieur Hedelin, Abbot of Aubignac, and Now Made into English

      London: Printed for the Author, and sold by William Cadman, et al., 1684. First English edition. [viii], 135, [1], 176 pp. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, preserving original black morocco spine panels richly gilt in 4 compartments, with red morocco spine labels to style in the other 2. Small triangular tear to title-page, a few ink stains and a few marginal notes from an early reader. First English edition. [viii], 135, [1], 176 pp. 4to. The Classical Treatise of the 17th-Century French Drama. First English translation of this key treatise which codified the rules of 17th-century French dramatic classicism. It was first published in French as La pratique du théatre in 1657. Congreve owned copies of both the first French and first English editions. Hédelin (1604-1676) was a cleric and author; he enjoyed the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu and began writing his treatise in 1640 under the Cardinal's urging. In his own plays, Hédelin attempted to demonstrate his conservative theories of drama. His friendship with Corneille was broken off in part because of the latter's inconsistent methods and adherence to the classical dramatic models that Hédelin espoused. ESTC R16044; Wing A4185. Provenance: Spencer Compton, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908, bookplate, shelfmark)

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         Cours élémentaire de paléontologie et de géologie stratigraphiques.Paris, Victor Masson, 1849-1852. 2 text volumes (8vo) and 1 table volume (4to). With 628 mostly wood-engraved figures in text (except for 1 folding cross-section) and 17 numbered tables (16 folding). Volumes 1 and 2 in contemporary half morocco. Volume 3 (tables) in original printed paper wrappers with green cloth spine.

      DSB X, pp. 221-222; Ward 1684; D.A. Young, Geological evidence for the age of the earth, p. 109. Complete first edition, including the tables (often lacking), of a standard work on stratigraphy and palaeontology by the famous Alcide d'Orbigny (1801-1857), "perhaps the most accomplished French paleontologist of the generation following Cuvier" (Young). In this work "he subdivided the Cretaceous System into 'stages', based on the notion that a typical fauna would be annihilated and replaced by a new fauna" (Young). He based his new classification of fossils on his research on geological strata, establishing the vital link between palaeontology and stratigraphic geology that has proved so fruitful for both disciplines. Many contemporary geologists opposed his stratigraphic ideas, but despite this controversy he was appointed professor of palaeontology at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1853. The work contains numerous wood-engraved illustrations by E. Salle, which show an enormous variety of plant and animal fossils, from tiny invertebrates to gigantic dinosaurs.In very good condition, with only some faint foxing on the first and last few pages. Bindings of the text volumes slightly rubbed along the extremities and worn along the corners; paper wrappers of the tables slightly soiled, but still in good condition.

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         Utopia

      Richard Chiswell, London 1684 - London, Richard Chiswell, 1684. First Thus.First Impression. Hardback. First edition translated by Gilbert Burnet (often quoted as preferable to Ralph Robinson's). One of the most important taproot texts for modern speculative fiction and a milestone in the genre's history. A lovely recent binding, marred by loss from every leaf that has been expertly repaired but still pretty obvious. A little spotted. A rare edition. Pagination: [24], 206. First leaf is a blank, followed by the title page and then the prologue. Our previous copy had to blanks before the title page, though the collation on this copy seems correct. Utopia is one of the most important works to have influenced the field of speculative fiction. In the 500 years since its publication, there have been hundreds of imitators, and the field would be a very different landscape without it. [6441, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Arciducatu de Austria

      Artist: Rossi Giacomo Giovanni (d) ; date: (d)1684 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 40 x 55; - description: Map shows total Austria; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Giacomo De' Rossi was the son of the founder of the most important and active printing press of the 17th century in Rome. Begun in 1633 by his father Giuseppe (1570-1639), the press passed firstly to Giacomo and to his brother Giandomenico (1619-1653), and then later to Lorenzo Filippo (1682-?); in 1738 it became the Calcografia Camerale, from 1870 until 1945 the Regia Calcografica, and today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale. Here are conserved, amongst many others, the plates of Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). Giacomo De' Rossi was the most involved of all the various family members who ran the press, and he worked between 1638 and 1691, and was to take the company to the height of its success.

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         The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized Wherein All the Parts of Man's Body, with Their Actions and Uses, Are Succinctly Described, According to the Newest Doctrine of the Most Accurate and Learned Modern Anatomists. The Second edition.

      J. Heptinstall, for Thomas Flesher, Angel & Crown, St Paul's Churchyard 1684 - Second edition, small thick octavo, pp (14), 590, with the imprimatur leaf, some age-toning and thumbing throughout, a little light staining in places, 16 anatomical plates (of which one is small and folding, repaired at one of the folds), a small neat name and address dated 1954 on the front endpaper, contemporary mottled calf, a little worn, neatly and sympathetically rebacked by Temple Bookbinders. Still an attractive copy of a scarce work. [Thomas Gibson, MD, 1647-1722, was born at Bampton in Westmorland. He graduated doctor of medicine at Leyden, 20th August, 1675, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1676. He is stated in the Annals of the College of Physicians to have been created doctor of medicine by the archbishop of Canterbury, 16th May, 1663 (age 16), and to have been admitted ad eundem, at Cambridge, 5th October, 1671. He was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1680. Because he was a presbyterian he was removed from the list of Fellows when the college received a new charter under James II in 1687'. He was reinstated after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 when William and Mary came to the throne. He was physician-general to the army 1718-19. His second wife, Elizabeth, was the sixth daughter of Richard Cromwell, briefly Lord Protector (1658-1659)), the son of Oliver Cromwell. His book Anatomy of Humane Bodies epitomized went through eight editions, between 1682-1737, the first being published anonymously. It was a best seller. It was based on a revision of Alexander Read's Manuall of Anatomy (1634), which Gibson acknowledges, and in English, instead of Latin which had been obligatory before censorship and permission from the Stationers Company disappeared during the civil war and interregnum. The beautiful illustrations are taken from Vesalius's anatomical drawings.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Renovirte und mercklich vermehrte alamodische Hobel-Banck, oder, lustig und sinn-reicher Discurs zweyer gereister Adels-Personen: Worinnen sie die groben Sitten, Ehr-Sucht, falsch-gemeynte Complementen, eingerissenen Mißbräuch in Gesellschafften, Bücher-lesen, Kinder-Zucht, Kleidern, etc. so heutiges Tages bey vielen. Teutschen in vollem Schwang gehen. Deme noch beygefügt ein kurtz-verfasster Grobianus, sambt einer kurtzen Anweisung für Junge und in die Frembd reisende Personen. O.O., Dr. u. J. (um 1670). Kl. 8°. 2 Bll., 198 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD17 1:642860Z (ca.1684) - Faber du Faur 788a - Goedeke III, 231,2 - Hayn-G. III, 287: "Selten !" .- Es fehlt das Frontispiz.- Sehr seltene und frühe Ausgabe mit dem Anhang "Nützliche Lehren des berühmten Sitten-Lehrers Catonis" (S. 188ff.). Typisches barockes Anstandsbuch für die gehobene bürgerliche Gesellschaft nebst Fragen zur Mode. "Critical sociological commentaries in dialogue form and advice for persons travelling in foreign parts. The book is not satire, as Goedeke states, but a ,Baedeker' for manners." (FdF).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, nur gering fleckig, letzten 5 Bll. mit Wurmgang, Ebd.-Kanten u. Ecken tls. etw. ergänzt.

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         Wunder-voller Schauplatz der Heiligen Märtyrer, Und zwar vornehmlich Der um der Wahrheit und des Namens Christi willen auf allerley grausame Weise Getödteten Kinder, Von Unmündigen an, bis auf Fünffzehn-jährige, Nebst einem kurtzen Anhang von den Trübsalen und Verfolgungen der Gläubigen durch alle Secula N. Testaments (...) Von Friedrich Eberhard Collin.

      (56), 664, 183, (1) Seiten. Frakturdruck. OHNE den doppelseitigen Kupferstich. Rot-schwarzer Titel mit Druckermarke (Schiff mit Wind im Heck erreicht Hafen, unten Monogramm des Druckers) 8 (18 x 10,5 cm) Pergamentband der Zeit mit durchgezogenen Bünden und rotgefärbtem Schnitt. Friedrich Eberhard Collin (1684-1727) war ein pietistischer Hofprediger zu Lobenstein. Eine Verfasserbiographie beinhaltet sein posthum erschienenes Werk 'Der Sieg der ersten Blut-zeugen Jesu Christi (...)'. Collins, der als Kleinkind mit seinen Eltern aus dem von den Franzosen belagerten Geburtsort Worms fliehen musste, studierte in Gießen und Jena Theologie bevor er Prediger dreier Gemeinden bei Wertheim wurde. Dieses Amt übte er wohl mit besonderer Wachsamkeit gegenüber seinen 'Schäfchen' aus, führte er doch penibel Buch über deren Namen, Kinder, Besitz geistlicher Drucke, etc. (Zu seiner nicht immer einfachen Zeit in Wertheim, vgl. auch Ritschl II, 539). 1723 wurde er vom Dienst suspendiert, tauchte jedoch schon im Folgejahr wieder als Schuldirektor auf, bevor ihn, ein weiteres Jahr später, der Graf Heinrich XV. Reuß zu Lobenstein zu seinem Hofprediger machte. In seine Zeit als Schulleiter fällt auch die Entstehung des vorliegenden Werkes, dessen Widmung er im Mai 1725 unterzeichnet. - Collins Werk ist exemplarisch für die durch den Pietismus hervorgebrachte moralische Erbauungsliteratur der Frühaufklärung. Theologische Literatur, zumal solche, die der breiter werdenden Leserschaft säkularer Werke eine starke religiöse Orientierungen des moralischen Handelns entgegensetzt, dominiert weiterhin das Buchwesen und befriedigt einen mit dem Pietismus steigenden Bedarf. Der Märtyer-Schauplatz teilt darüber hinaus in seiner Thematik und theatralen Metaphorik auch Tropen des barocken Dramas. Das Theater, das sich im 17. Jahrhundert auch als Werkzeug der konfessionellen Identitätsstiftung und Propagandamittel etablierte, will nicht die Realität abbilden, sondern präsentiert eine ständehierarchisch strukturierte und heilsgeschichtlich perspektivierte Welt, konzipiert als Theatrum mundi. Dazu gehören wesentlich die Märtyrerfiguren als erbauliche Exempel. Die inszenierte Atrocitas dient hierin schon bei Andreas Gryphius und anderen Dichtern der Mäßigung und Affektkontrolle des Rezipienten. - Der drastische Kupferstich, der durch Soldaten an Kindern verübte Gräueltaten zeigt, FEHLT. Eine Kopie des Stiches liegt bei. - Pergamenteinband etwas angeschmutzt und an den Innendeckeln stellenweise etwas gelöst. Rücken mit schwindendem handschriftlichen Rückentitel entrundet und vom Buchblock gelöst, Schnabelbildung am Frontschnitt. Innengelenke etwas abgeplatzt, das erste und letzte Blatt jeweils teilweise gelöst. Papier bis auf wenige schwache Braunflecken oder unmerkliche Spuren nur marginal färbender Wasserflecken gut erhalten. Trotz aller Alterspuren ein solides Exemplar des inhaltlich bemerkenswerten und recht seltenen Werkes.

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         Bergkläufftige Beschreibung Der Churfürstl. Sächß. freyen und im Meißnischen Ober-Ertz-Gebürge löbl. Bergk-Stadt Schneebergk, Wie solche Beydes die Stadt als das Bergkwerck nach deroselben resp. Ursprung, Lager, Gebürgen, Gründen, Alter, Wachßthumg, Flore, Gebäuden, Zechen, Stollen, Künsten . In vier Bergkläufftigen Sermonen vor- und ab-bildet, und auff solche Weiße bey inständigen Anhalten allen Bergk- und Bergkwercks-Liebenden . aus alten Monumenten, Registern, Brieffen, Uffständen, Archiven und dergl. mit Fleiß abgefasset.

      Schneeberg, Christian Pfützner für Sebastian Meißner, 1684. - 12 Blätter, 788 Seiten, 20 Blätter, mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 1 Textholzschntt (Siegel). Erste Ausgabe. Mit einer kleinen Ansicht der Stadt im Unterrand des Frontispizes. Einband fleckig, obere Einbandkante angeplatzt, Schließbänder entfernt, Frontispiz fleckig, durchgehend altersbedingt gebräunt. Pergamentband über Holzdeckel der Zeit mit Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A JOURNAL : Of A Most Particular Account Of all that passed in the Late Siege of VIENNA. Translated out of HIGH DUTCH by His Majesties Special Command.

      London ;- 1684 - RARE 12mo. Bound in later brown buckram. Frontis. + 89pps. + (3)pps. Addenda. Some soiling / chipping otherwise Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis, Sixti V. pontificis maximi jussu recognita, et Clementis VII. auctoritate edita; distincta versiculis, cum indice materiarum, nec non epistolarum, & evangeliorum

      Ex Typographiis Petri Guillimin, Ant. Beaujollin & Ant. Laurent, 1684. LATINO 3,3 Volume rilegato in tutta pergamena con etichetta cartonata al dorso con manoscritto titolo. Il dorso presenta usura ed è parzialmemnte distaccato dalla legatura. Meravigliosa incisione con soggetto sacro a tutta pagina all' antiporta, frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa "Sumptibus Fratrum Huguetan in vico Mercatorio" . Presenti lettere dedicatorie, capilettera incisi. Presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Pagine con fioritura e bruniture USATO

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         Orationes. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit P. Carolus de Merouville, Societatis Jesu, Jussu Christianissimi Regis, ad usum Serenissimi Delphini.

      Parisiis, Dionysium Thierry, Simonis Benard, 1684. Hardback, Tall 8vo. (10 x 7 inches). Early 19th. century brown full calf leather binding, raised bands, gilt decoration, red and green leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Plain endpapers and red speckled edges. In very good conditions. Rubbing to extremities. Bumps and chips to corners. Spines rubbed. Some darkening to endpapers, small tear to corner of endpaper in vol.1. Neat inscription "Thomas Moody, 314." to front. Minor stain to top corner of first few pages in vol.1. Some slight tanning to pages edges, some minor handling marks, else inside pages very clean and tight. Excellent copies for age. 590 + 595 + 683pp. Embellished with engraved vignettes and headpieces, also decorative engraved letterpieces at start of text. Cicero's Letters reflect the Roman society and are from great historical interest.

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         1684 Rationale on English Book of Common Prayer Anglican Church England Sparrow

      London: Printed for George Pawlet, and sold by Thomas Picket, 1684. - 1684 Rationale on English Book of Common Prayer Anglican Church England Sparrow A rare Anglican treatise by Anthony Sparrow, a 17th-century English priest. He was persecuted for owning and using the outlawed ‘Book of Common Prayer’, and was not reinstated as a priest until the Restoration of the church. This work, “A Rationale on the Book of Common Prayer,” was Sparrow’s caution and warning to his diocese against false doctrine. He spoke on communion, the acts of the saints, important feast days and holy days, and on liturgical texts and prayers. Item number: #1792 Price: $599 SPARROW, Anthony A rationale upon the Book of common-prayer of the Church of England London: Printed for George Pawlet, and sold by Thomas Picket, 1684. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [16], 365, [26] • References: Wing S 4834a; ESTC R 26936 • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – W: Priestley, Lightcliffe o William Priestley (1779–1861) was a Halifax wool clothier and eminent local musician, antiquary and literary gentleman. o His strong interest in music, especially German, was manifested in his personal library, which housed many unusual items of German choral music; these formed much of the early repertoire of the Halifax Choral Society, which he is credited with founding. • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1792 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Il ritratto di Venezia...

      Presso Gio: Giacomo Hertz, 1684. Cm.14, pp. (24) 606 (12). Antiporta figurata e fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Leggermente ondulate le carte, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, piuttosto rara. Così si esprime il severo Cocognara (4370): "Professa l'autore d'essersi servito delle migliori Guide come lo Stringa, il Bardi, il Sansovino col Martignoni, e il Boschini L'opera non è infatti spregevole". Cfr. Anche Fossati-Bellani (2263) e Cicogna il quale attriguisce l'opera all'abate Ganassa.

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         Autograph letter signed, to the Duchess of Aveiro.

      Agaña (Mariana Islands), 25 April 1684. Folio, 4 pp., manuscript in ink on paper, about 1500 words, written in a neat hand; in fine condition preserved in a bookform case by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. An exceptionally interesting manuscript, in which Father Solorzano, a Jesuit missionary in the Mariana Islands, gives news of the work accomplished by the Mariana Islands Mission, and discusses plans for the missionaries to explore and evangelise the southern continent. The plan is clearly reminiscent of Quiros' memorials about seventy years earlier.In the 1660s Spanish Jesuit missionaries set out to colonise the Mariana Islands, which until then had been called the Ladrones - named thus by Magellan for the thievery of the native inhabitants. Father Solorzano was one of the earliest casualties in what became a vicious struggle between the Spanish settlers and the native peoples of the islands: three months after the date of this letter he was killed in a skirmish and became one of the first martyrs.'Meanwhile, Duchess Maria d'Aveiro, who had already more or less adopted the mission, saw to it that the necessary flow of ducats was continued from Madrid to the Marianas. She was repaid with abundant letters full of detailed information on the Church's progress in those regions. Her archives, which must have been a historian's goldmine, contained many manuscripts dealing with ecclesiastical and colonial affairs. In 1923, however, they were sold to Maggs Brothers and subsequently dispersed...' (Francis X. Hezel).This is one of that small series of letters written by Solorzano to the mission's patron the Duchess of Aveiro, sold by Maggs Brothers in their famous catalogue Australia and the South Seas of 1927. This specific letter was item 52 in the catalogue, which summarised the manuscript thus:'Father Solorzano tells how supplies for the Mariana Islands had been delayed by storms, but that the people of Manila had sent help to them under the command of Don Damian de Esplaña. The garrison had been away in the island of Rota, preparing the conquest of the island of Zaypan, and on its return voyage had nearly been lost in a great storm together with the governor and various friendly Indians, in all some three hundred persons.' "Added to this anxiety was another... which was that the bilander which was moored to the harbour with nine cables, broke away during the gale, and was finally smashed to pieces on the reefs off the shore, thereby destroying our hope of exploring the southern islands which lead to the unknown Austral lands and are the goal of our endeavours".'The writer goes on to tell how they had tried to obtain other boats for the purpose of exploring the islands in the South, and that the Governor having died Esplaña had been nominated in his stead...'We have been unable to trace whether this proposed expedition ever set sail'. (Maggs, catalogue 491, item 52, £52 10s).As various publications of the period attest, the Spanish and especially the colonists in Mexico continued to see the proposals of Quiros for the evangelisation and annexation of the southern land as a real possibility. In 1669 for example, Father Luis de San Vitores' Memorial, printed in Mexico, renewed Quiros' call (and quoted from him extensively) to lobby for the consolidation of a mission in the Mariana Islands as a stepping-stone to the colonization and conversion of the "Southern or Austral Islands"

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         HISTOIRE du 79° Régiment d'Infanterie

      - HISTOIRE du 79° Régiment d'Infanterie par le Lieutenant L. CLERC d'après les ordres de M. le Colonel DE LANOUVELLE édition originale manuscrite illustrations par THIRIET soldat au 79° Régiment d'infanterie ouvrage grand in folio relié (33.5 cm x 49.5 cm), reliure demi-chagrin à coins bordeaux, dos à six nerfs, caissons ornés du titre et auteur dorés, 228 pages, suivies de 27 pages (annexes), sur grand papier de Vidalon-les-Annonay, Anc Manufre de Canson & Montgolfier, illustrées de dessins aquarellés, dans le texte, de photographies de gravures et de pages de documents, collés dans et hors-texte, ainsi que de planches de dessins de drapeaux, aquarellés et contre-collés, sans mention d'éditeur, ni de lieu Extraits : Colonels - 1ère partie de 1684 à 1791, régiment du Boulonnais - de 1791 à 1795, 79° de ligne, ci-devant Boulonnais - seconde partie de 1796 à 1815, 79° demi-brigade, 79° Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne - troisième partie de 1788 à 1815, 4° Bataillon de chasseurs corses, 4° demi-brigade légère, 4° Régiment d'Infanterie légère - Quatrième partie de 1815 à 1854, Légion de l'Ardèche, 4° Régiment d'Infanterie légère - cinquième partie de 1855 à 1894, 79° Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne annexes : Garnisons occupées par le 79° de ligne de 1871 à 1895 - le drapeau et sa garde, depuis la création du régiment - Notice sur la musique militaire - Officiers tués et blessés - suivies d'un index alphabétique bon état (manque le drapeau de la 4° demi-légère de 1802 sur la planche qui comporte 3 drapeaux) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed, to the Duchess of Aveiro

      Agaña (Mariana Islands) 1684 - Folio, 4 pp., manuscript in ink on paper, about 1500 words, written in a neat hand; in fine condition preserved in a bookform case by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. An exceptionally interesting manuscript, in which Father Solorzano, a Jesuit missionary in the Mariana Islands, gives news of the work accomplished by the Mariana Islands Mission, and discusses plans for the missionaries to explore and evangelise the southern continent. The plan is clearly reminiscent of Quiros' memorials about seventy years earlier.In the 1660s Spanish Jesuit missionaries set out to colonise the Mariana Islands, which until then had been called the Ladrones - named thus by Magellan for the thievery of the native inhabitants. Father Solorzano was one of the earliest casualties in what became a vicious struggle between the Spanish settlers and the native peoples of the islands: three months after the date of this letter he was killed in a skirmish and became one of the first martyrs.'Meanwhile, Duchess Maria d'Aveiro, who had already more or less adopted the mission, saw to it that the necessary flow of ducats was continued from Madrid to the Marianas. She was repaid with abundant letters full of detailed information on the Church's progress in those regions. Her archives, which must have been a historian's goldmine, contained many manuscripts dealing with ecclesiastical and colonial affairs. In 1923, however, they were sold to Maggs Brothers and subsequently dispersed?' (Francis X. Hezel).This is one of that small series of letters written by Solorzano to the mission's patron the Duchess of Aveiro, sold by Maggs Brothers in their famous catalogue Australia and the South Seas of 1927. This specific letter was item 52 in the catalogue, which summarised the manuscript thus:'Father Solorzano tells how supplies for the Mariana Islands had been delayed by storms, but that the people of Manila had sent help to them under the command of Don Damian de Esplaña. The garrison had been away in the island of Rota, preparing the conquest of the island of Zaypan, and on its return voyage had nearly been lost in a great storm together with the governor and various friendly Indians, in all some three hundred persons.' "Added to this anxiety was another? which was that the bilander which was moored to the harbour with nine cables, broke away during the gale, and was finally smashed to pieces on the reefs off the shore, thereby destroying our hope of exploring the southern islands which lead to the unknown Austral lands and are the goal of our endeavours".'The writer goes on to tell how they had tried to obtain other boats for the purpose of exploring the islands in the South, and that the Governor having died Esplaña had been nominated in his stead?'We have been unable to trace whether this proposed expedition ever set sail'. (Maggs, catalogue 491, item 52, £52 10s).As various publications of the period attest, the Spanish and especially the colonists in Mexico continued to see the proposals of Quiros for the evangelisation and annexation of the southern land as a real possibility. In 1669 for example, Father Luis de San Vitores' Memorial, printed in Mexico, renewed Quiros' call (and quoted from him extensively) to lobby for the consolidation of a mission in the Mariana Islands as a stepping-stone to the colonization and conversion of the "Southern or Austral Islands"

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         Die Reisen der wahren Gottseeligkeit auf Erden. Vom Anfange der Welt her bis auf den heutigen Tag, in einer anmuthigen Allegorie oder verblümten Rede, vormahls im Jahr 1683 (...) in Englischer Sprache beschrieben. Nun aber (...) ins Hochdeutsche übersetzet und zu gemeiner Erbauung im Christenthum herausgegeben von Christoph Matth. Seidel.

      16. Mit gefalt. gestoch. Frontispiz. 10 Bl., 378 S., 3 Bl. Pgt. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Beigebunden: Ders. Die Reisen der Gottlosigkeit, welche (...) 1684 (...) in Englischer Sprache beschrieben, nun aber (...) übersetzet und (...) heraus gegeben hat Christoph Matthaeus Seidel. Halle, Waisenhaus, 1721. Mit gefalt. gestoch. Frontispiz. 10 Bl., 417 S. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Jöcher/Adelung III, 144. MacKenzie 1151 und 1152. - Gestempelt. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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         THE DECAMERON. The novels and tales of the renowned John Boccacio, the first refiner of Italian prose, containing a hundred curious novels. By seven honourable ladies and three noble gentlemen, framed in ten days.

      London, printed for Awnsham Churchill, at the Black Swan at Amen Corner, MDCLXXXIV. [1684]. FIFTH EDITION IN ENGLISH 1684. 4to, approximately 300 x 195 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, LACKS ORIGINAL PORTRAIT, FACSIMILE PORTRAIT ADDED. (The facsimile has the name of Boccacio missing underneath his portrait), decorated initials, divisional title page to the last five days: "The Decameron Containing an Hundred very pleasant Novels" with a dedication page to Sir Philip Herbert Kt. and To the Reader on verso, pages: [16], 208, 221-483, [1], text is continuous despite pagination, catchwords are correct, ornament consisting of two rows of six printer's devices on title page, rebound at sometime in half morocco with cloth sides, gilt title to spine, gilt rules between leather and cloth, new endpapers, top edge gilt, OLD INK SIGNATURE OF ELIZABETH HAWKSMOOR TO TITLE PAGE, probably that of the only daughter of the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Pale age-browning throughout, on a few pages the browning is heavy, but all text legible, spotting to margins, title page and last two pages have a small water stain to inner margin, vertical thin pale stain to title page and a small stain to outer edge, tips of corners missing to title page and following page, several pages have tiny closed tears to outer margin neatly repaired, a few other stains and small spots, a few pages have neat underlining, page 39 has a closed tear running into text, repaired, no loss to text, a good copy only. ESTC R2136. There are 2 variant printings, one with 12 flowers in two rows on title page the other with printer's devices in two rows, as ours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Uccelliera, overo discorso della natura, e proprietà di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que' che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli, allevargli, e mantenergli. E con le figure cavate dal vero, e diligentemente intagliate, dal Tempesta e dal Villamena.

      - In Roma, appresso M. Angelo de Rossi, 1684, in-4, pergamena coeva, cc. (5), 77, (6). Con frontespizio inciso e 66 splendide incisioni in rame all'acquaforte. Copia con due carte (T2 e T3) provenienti da altro esemplare e rimarginate e 2 carte (F2 e F3) provenienti da un esemplare della prima edizione (Roma, A. Fei, 1622) e rimarginate; 2 tavole con strappo riparato (senza alcuna perdita), una rimarginata, 2 margini esterni lievemente restaurati, ma copia ad ampi margini (misure cm. 27.2x20.5), pulita e fresca come si trova raramente. (Ceresoli pag. 385: "Quest'opera, testo di lingua, è divenuta rara nel corso dei secoli ed è ancora più difficile a trovarsi in buone condizioni, essendo quasi sempre deturpata da tracce d'uso"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Utopia

      Printed for Richard Chiswell, London, 1684. First issue of the first Burnet edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Original calf, [22], 206 pages. Written in Latin by Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England. This is the second English translation of More's classic, translated by Bishop Gilbert Burnet. First issue of the first Burnet edition. Wear to leather, paper spine label, not period but early, hinges cracked, still attached, brief pencil notes about this volume on end papers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 11 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012693. .

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         Supplementum defectus geometria Cartesianae circa inventionem locorum" [Joh. Bernoulli, pp. 264-269] WITH [Two other papers] WITH Notatiuncula ad acta decemb. 1695 [Leibniz, pp. 45-47] in Acta Eruditorum Anno M DC XCVI, 1696

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF JOHANN BERNOULLI'S FAMOUS BRACHISTOCHRONE PROBLEM (sometimes called the Brachistochrone challenge). The Brachistochrone (Greek for 'shortest' and 'time) problem itself was one of the earliest examples of a class of problem now known as the calculus of variations. By the 19th century, thanks to Lagrange among others, all fundamental laws of nature could be formulated in terms of the calculus of variations - a kind of universal language of physics. Bernoulli issued his mathematical challenge in the context of the argument between Newton and Leibniz over who first invented the calculus, the mathematical study of change. While Newton, save for a small notice, made something of a secret of his discovery of fluxions, Leibniz had published his calculus in 1684. By 1695, he and his student, Johann Bernoulli, had developed the calculus into a magnificent tool for solving an array of problems. Bernoulli and Leibniz, however, were curious about how much Newton really knew. Together they devised a test, the Brachistochrone problem, confident that only a mathematician who knew the calculus could solve it. Following the custom of the time, they published it. The problem read as follows: "Let two points A and B be given in a vertical plane. To find the curve that a point M, moving on a path AMB , must follow such that, starting from A, it reaches B in the shortest time under its own gravity" (ibid). Johann added that this curve is not a straight line, but a curve well known to geometers. Wanting to lure Newton, Bernoulli introduced his challenge as follows: "I, Johann Bernoulli, address the most brilliant mathematicians in the world. Nothing is more attractive to intelligent people than an honest, challenging problem, whose possible solution will bestow fame and remain as a lasting monument. Following the example set by Pascal, Fermat, etc., I hope to gain the gratitude of the whole scientific community by placing before the finest mathematicians of our time a problem which will test their methods and the strength of their intellect. If someone communicates to me the solution of the proposed problem, I shall publicly declare him worthy of praise" (Bernoulli, Acta 1696, p. 264). The solution to the Brachistochrone problem was a segment of a cycloid and it was solved by Leibniz, Newton (absent a proof), von Tschirnhaus, l'Hôpital and both Bernoullis. "Among the solutions, the two by the Bernoulli brothers were of particular importance. Johann had ingeniously reformulated the challenge as a problem belonging to optics, i.e., the bending of a light ray through a transparent nonuniform media, and applied Fermat's principle of least time. He thus demonstrated the fundamental parallel between geometric optics and point mechanics, which would lead to the work of W.R. Hamilton in the 1830's. The solution by Jacob also contains a general principle, namely, that a curve which constitutes a maximum or minimum as a whole must also possess this property in the infinitesimal - the fundamental principle of the calculus of variations" (DSB). Two of the solutions would be of significant import: one, Johann's own, because it would present the first example of the optical-mechanical analogy, and his brother Jakob's because it represented an important early step in the calculus of variations in that he realized that the problem itself was of a new type, the variable being a function (upon which, not incidentally, Lagrangian mechanics is based). ALSO PRESENT ARE OTHER PAPERS OF SIGNIFICANCE: Four by Jakob Bernoulli: "Observatiuncula ad ea quaenupero mense novembri de Dimensionibus Curvarum leguntur" WITH "Constructio Generalis omnium Curvarum transcendentium ope simplicioris Tractoriae et Logarithmicae", WITH "Problema Beaunianum universalius conceptum", WITH "Complanatio Superficierum Conoidicarum et Sphaeroidicarum" AND two more by Johann Bernoulli "Demonstratio Analyticea et Syntetica fuae Constructionis Curvae Beaunianae" WITH "Tetragonismus universalis Figurarum Curvilinearum per Construitionem Geometricam continuo appropinquantem" AND two by Tschirnhaus "Intimatio singularis novaeque emendationis Artis Vitriariae" WITH "Responsio ad Observationes Dnn. Bernoulliorum, quae in Act. Erud. Mense Junio continentur" WITH "Additio ad Intimationem de emendatione artis vitriariae". CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Grosse & Gleditsch. Octavo (slightly trimmed by a conservator at the top margin; no loss whatsoever and if one didn't know it wouldn't be evident). [4], 604 [inclusive of errata], 2. 9 copperplates. The only institutional evidence is a small, unreadable stamp on the front flyleaf. Tightly and solidly bound in half-calf over marbled paper boards; some of the calf at the spine chipped and has been professionally re-glued. The boards are scuffed and rubbed (see photo); internally, light toning; largely bright and very clean. Very good condition.

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         THE DECAMERON. The novels and tales of the renowned John Boccacio, the first refiner of Italian prose, containing a hundred curious novels. By seven honourable ladies and three noble gentlemen, framed in ten days.

      London, printed for Awnsham Churchill, at the Black Swan at Amen Corner, MDCLXXXIV. [1684].. FIFTH EDITION IN ENGLISH 1684. 4to, approximately 300 x 195 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, LACKS ORIGINAL PORTRAIT, FACSIMILE PORTRAIT ADDED. (The facsimile has the name of Boccacio missing underneath his portrait), decorated initials, divisional title page to the last five days: "The Decameron Containing an Hundred very pleasant Novels" with a dedication page to Sir Philip Herbert Kt. and To the Reader on verso, pages: [16], 208, 221-483, [1], text is continuous despite pagination, catchwords are correct, ornament consisting of two rows of six printers devices on title page, rebound at sometime in half morocco with cloth sides, gilt title to spine, gilt rules between leather and cloth, new endpapers, top edge gilt, OLD INK SIGNATURE OF ELIZABETH HAWKSMOOR TO TITLE PAGE, probably that of the only daughter of the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Pale age-browning throughout, on a few pages the browning is heavy, but all text legible, spotting to margins, title page and last two pages have a small water stain to inner margin, vertical thin pale stain to title page and a small stain to outer edge, tips of corners missing to title page and following page, several pages have tiny closed tears to outer margin neatly repaired, a few other stains and small spots, a few pages have neat underlining, page 39 has a closed tear running into text, repaired, no loss to text, a good copy only. ESTC R2136. There are 2 variant printings, one with 12 flowers in two rows on title page the other with printer's devices in two rows, as ours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Amphithalami, or, The Accountants Closet: being an abridgment of Merchants-Accounts. London, Robert Horne

      1684 - Second separated edition. Folio, in two parts, [68]; [xiv], 14-36 [1], [2 leaves General Table], modern half calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized Wherein All the Parts of Man's Body, with Their Actions and Uses, Are Succinctly Described, According to the Newest Doctrine of the Most Accurate and Learned Modern Anatomists. The Second edition.

      Angel & Crown, St Paul's Churchyard: J. Heptinstall, for Thomas Flesher, 1684. Second edition, small thick octavo, pp (14), 590, with the imprimatur leaf, some age-toning and thumbing throughout, a little light staining in places, 16 anatomical plates (of which one is small and folding, repaired at one of the folds), a small neat name and address dated 1954 on the front endpaper, contemporary mottled calf, a little worn, neatly and sympathetically rebacked by Temple Bookbinders. Still an attractive copy of a scarce work. [Thomas Gibson, MD, 1647-1722, was born at Bampton in Westmorland. He graduated doctor of medicine at Leyden, 20th August, 1675, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1676. He is stated in the Annals of the College of Physicians to have been created doctor of medicine by the archbishop of Canterbury, 16th May, 1663 (age 16), and to have been admitted ad eundem, at Cambridge, 5th October, 1671. He was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1680. Because he was a presbyterian he was removed from the list of Fellows when the college received a new charter under James II in 1687'. He was reinstated after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 when William and Mary came to the throne. He was physician-general to the army 1718-19. His second wife, Elizabeth, was the sixth daughter of Richard Cromwell, briefly Lord Protector (1658-1659)), the son of Oliver Cromwell. His book Anatomy of Humane Bodies epitomized went through eight editions, between 1682-1737, the first being published anonymously. It was a best seller. It was based on a revision of Alexander Read's Manuall of Anatomy (1634), which Gibson acknowledges, and in English, instead of Latin which had been obligatory before censorship and permission from the Stationers Company disappeared during the civil war and interregnum. The beautiful illustrations are taken from Vesalius's anatomical drawings.]. Second edition. Full-Leather. Good.

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         PAHAD YITSHAK [PACHAD YITSCHAK]

      Amsterdam : Tartas. 1684. Hardcover. First edition. Later calf-backed marbled boards. 8vo, 108 pages, 18cm. In Hebrew. Vmograd, Amsterdam 521; Steinschneider 5327, 4; Zedner 165; Roest 252. The author, known by the Hebrew acrostic of his name "YeCHKaM" (Yitzchak Chaim Kohen Min HaChazanim) , was one of the Paduan physician-poets who had some influence upon the young Moses Chaim Luzzatto (RaMCHa'L) . "Min HaChazanim" is the Hebrew equivalent of the Italian surname "Cantarini. " He was a Rabbi and physician of Padua, Italy, describes the attempt to storm the Ghetto in Padua, where Jews were accused of having sided with the Turkish enemy and murdered Christian prisoners-of-war in Budapest. Luckily the garrison commander of Padua was able to repel the attackers. The engraving representing the binding of Isaac is an allusion to the name of the author, who fittingly called the story of his experiences in Padua, "Pachad Yitschak" (the fear of Isaac) . (See: M. H. Gans, Memorbook p. 143, where title and beautifully engraved frontispiece of the Binding of the Isaac are illustrated) . Also with a history of the community of Padua and the rabbis that served there. ” Previously owned by Lazarus Goldschmidt and includes his bookplate on front pastedown. Vinograd, Amsterdam 521. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy -- Padua. Jews -- Persecutions. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. A copy sold at auction for over USD 1100 in 1995. Letterpress title with lower portion of title-page laid down, additional copy of title-page tipped in (with noticeable loss) , opening few leaves with marginal paper repairs. A beautiful copy nonetheless. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-58) .

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         Reflexiones militares del Mariscal de Campo Don Alvaro Navia Ossorio, Vizconde de Puerto, ò Marques de Santa Cruz de Marzenado (6 Bde.).

      Parte primera, Tom. 1: Libros I II y III parte primera, Tom. 3: Libro VIII parte segunda, Tom. 5, Libro XI parte segunda, Tom. 6: Libros XII y XIII parte segunda, Tom. 7, Libro XIV parte tercera, Tom 9, Libro XVII Alvaro de Navia Osorio de Santa Cruz de Marcenado (1684-1732).

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         Historie van Barbaryen, en des zelfs Zee-Roovers. Behelzende een beschrijving van de Koningrijken en Steden Algiers, Tunis, Salé, en Tripoli...

      Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1684. Inbunden bok. Pergamentband, 17x22 cm. (6), 488, (20) ; (8), 178, (10) ; 46 (s. 43-46 felpaginerade 33-36), (2) s. Graverad titelsida, 25 graverade planscher, varav 15 utv.-bara, de flesta graverade av Jan Luyken.

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         PAHAD YITSHAK [PACHAD YITSCHAK]

      Amsterdam : Tartas 1684 - First edition. Later calf-backed marbled boards. 8vo, 108 pages, 18cm. In Hebrew. Vmograd, Amsterdam 521; Steinschneider 5327, 4; Zedner 165; Roest 252. The author, known by the Hebrew acrostic of his name "YeCHKaM" (Yitzchak Chaim Kohen Min HaChazanim) , was one of the Paduan physician-poets who had some influence upon the young Moses Chaim Luzzatto (RaMCHa'L) . "Min HaChazanim" is the Hebrew equivalent of the Italian surname "Cantarini. " He was a Rabbi and physician of Padua, Italy, describes the attempt to storm the Ghetto in Padua, where Jews were accused of having sided with the Turkish enemy and murdered Christian prisoners-of-war in Budapest. Luckily the garrison commander of Padua was able to repel the attackers. The engraving representing the binding of Isaac is an allusion to the name of the author, who fittingly called the story of his experiences in Padua, "Pachad Yitschak" (the fear of Isaac) . (See: M. H. Gans, Memorbook p. 143, where title and beautifully engraved frontispiece of the Binding of the Isaac are illustrated) . Also with a history of the community of Padua and the rabbis that served there. " Previously owned by Lazarus Goldschmidt and includes his bookplate on front pastedown. Vinograd, Amsterdam 521. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy -- Padua. Jews -- Persecutions. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. A copy sold at auction for over USD 1100 in 1995. Letterpress title with lower portion of title-page laid down, additional copy of title-page tipped in (with noticeable loss) , opening few leaves with marginal paper repairs. A beautiful copy nonetheless. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-58) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Osservazioni intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi.Firenze, per Piero Matini, all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro, 1684.

      Firenze, per Piero Matini, all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro 1684 - Cm. 24, pp. (8), 253 (1). Bellissima vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio bicromo. Con 26 belle tavole calcografiche f.t. a piena pagina raffiguranti vermi e parassiti. Manca come sempre il ritratto dell"Autore inciso da Halluech su disegno del Sustermans (Piantanida, 1752: "questo ritratto manca quasi sempre"). Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Abrasione di carta marm. al piatto posteriore. Sporadiche e lievi fioriture. Esemplare ben conservato. Francesco Redi (1626-1697), nativo di Arezzo, fu medico e tra i principali studiosi di scienze naturali d"Europa. Quest"opera fu tra i testi fondanti la moderna parassitologia. L"A. descrive con perizia scientifica 108 tipologie differenti di parassiti scoperti tramite dissezioni di numerose specie animali. Prima edizione. Si segnala l"esistenza di una seconda tiratura priva dell"errata. Così Piantanida: "Rara ediz. originale. Le tav. sono inc. con particolare finezza". Cfr. anche Brunet, IV, 1175; Graesse, VI, 58; Gamba, 823; Razzolini, p. 288. Garrison-Morton, 2448.1; Ceresoli, 446; Castiglioni, p. 475. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         I. RERUM ANGLICARUM SCRIPTORUM VETERUM. Tom. I. Quorum Ingulfus nunc primum integer, cæteri nunc primum prodeunt. II. HISTORIÆ ANGLICANÆ SCRIPTORES QUINQUE. Ex vetustis Codicibus MSS. nunc primum in lucem editi. Vol. II. Accesit rerum et verborum Index locupletissimus. III. HISTORIAE BRITANNICAE, SAXONICAE, ANGLO-DANICAE, SCRIPTORES XV. Ex vetustis codd. mss. editi Opera Thomae Gale Th.Pr. Præfatio ostendit Ordinem. Accessit Rerum et Verborum Index Locupletissimus.

      E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1684; 1687; 1691, Oxoniae - THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. Folio, in fours. 8 x 12.25 inches. I, [vi] + 22 pp. index + blank leaf + 598 pp. + [1] pp. errata + [3] blank.; II, [12] + 594 + [32] pp. index and errata; III, [22] + 7+ [1] + 39 + [3] + 51-796 + [44] pp. index and errata. [This is the variant pagination quoted in ESTC]. Vol. III, title page in red and black. Text in Latin with brief sections in Greek and English in the Appendix and Notes to Vol. III. Bound in full morocco with gilt borders enclosing a Ducal garter crest on front boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and elaborate gilt decorations, with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. Inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a fine crisp set. Binders stamps of F. Bedford on verso of first free endpapers. A small neat Library stamp, 'Duplicate Trin. Coll. Cam. 1859' on verso of Errata page athe the rear of volume one. A really fine crisp copy. Decorated by vignette of Sheldonian on title pages and by initials. A three volume collection of medieval English, Scottish and Welsh chronicles in the original Latin, going back as far as the De Excidio of the sixth century British monk, Gildas. Some are here printed from the manuscript for the first time: ' Ex vetustis Codicibus MSS. nunc primum in lucem editi.' The contents include: The Chronicle of Ingulfus of Croyland and its continuation, the Chronicle of Melrose, (Scotland), the Annals of Burton Abbey, and of Margam Abbey (Glamorgan), the Salisbury Chronicle of Thomas Wikes, the Annals of Waverley, the Itinerary of Richard I in the Holy Land, the Capture of Damietta (Egypt), the Chronicle of Walter of Hemingford, Guisborough, the History and Letters of Gildas, Stephen of Ripon, the Life of St. Wilfrid, Nennius, The History of Britain, the Chronicle of St. Neots, partly based on John Asser, the Polychronicon of Ranulf Higden of Chester, William of Malmesbury, the Antiquity of Glastonbury and Book V of the Deeds of the English Bishops, the History of Ramsey Abbey and of the Church of Ely, the Chronicle of John of Wallingford, the History of the Kings of the Britons by Ralph de Diceto, the History of the Scots by John of Fordun and Alcuin's poem on York. Some of these texts are extracts selected from longer works. At the end is an Appendix of Greek and Latin descriptions of Britain (Greek texts are included with Latin translations), some extracts from Domesday Book, starting with the entry for Dover, a list of Latin place names and their English equivalents and notes, including a list of Anglo-Saxon kings. The first volume was edited by William Fulman under the patronage of John Fell, classical scholar and Bishop of Oxford (1625-86), who, as curator of the Sheldonian Theatre, had the charge of the Oxford University Press located there. He perhaps holds responsibility for the high quality of the typesetting of the series, which significantly depicts the Sheldonian on the title pages. The whole three volume compilation, however, is generally linked with the name of the editor of the last two volumes, Thomas Gale, F.R.S. (c.1635-1702), Dean of York and antiquary. The ESTC has further details about the relationship between the three volumes as indicated in the half titles and lists of contents. The set was held in Trinity College, Cambridge until 1859 when it was apparently discarded as a duplicate. At this stage it may have come into the ownership of a private individual who commissioned the handsome high quality binding by Francis Bedford (1799-1863), a leading London bookbinder. HISTORY/THEOLOGY CHRONICLES HISTORY MEDIEVAL ENGLISH SCOTTISH FIRST EDITION FINE BINDING HISTORY/THEOLOGY ESTC R9891; R200696; R200686. Lowndes, II, p. 835.

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         ANNALES DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA. Tomo I.

      Martín Gregorio Zabala, Pamplona 1684 - Folio (30x21), frontis grab, port, 3h, 836p, 48p, rastro de polilla en márgenes (no afecta texto) en primeras 80 págs, algunas hojas tostadas. Pergamino.

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         PAHAD YITSHAK [PACHAD YITSCHAK]

      Amsterdam : Tartas, 1684. First edition. Later calf-backed marbled boards. 8vo, 108 pages, 18cm. In Hebrew. Vmograd, Amsterdam 521; Steinschneider 5327, 4; Zedner 165; Roest 252. The author, known by the Hebrew acrostic of his name "YeCHKaM" (Yitzchak Chaim Kohen Min HaChazanim) , was one of the Paduan physician-poets who had some influence upon the young Moses Chaim Luzzatto (RaMCHa'L) . "Min HaChazanim" is the Hebrew equivalent of the Italian surname "Cantarini. " He was a Rabbi and physician of Padua, Italy, describes the attempt to storm the Ghetto in Padua, where Jews were accused of having sided with the Turkish enemy and murdered Christian prisoners-of-war in Budapest. Luckily the garrison commander of Padua was able to repel the attackers. The engraving representing the binding of Isaac is an allusion to the name of the author, who fittingly called the story of his experiences in Padua, "Pachad Yitschak" (the fear of Isaac) . (See: M. H. Gans, Memorbook p. 143, where title and beautifully engraved frontispiece of the Binding of the Isaac are illustrated) . Also with a history of the community of Padua and the rabbis that served there.

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         Carte de l Ile de Java: Partie occidentale, partie oreintale, dresse tout nouvellement sur les memoires les plus exactes

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ( - 1743) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1720 1684 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 38 x 87; - description: Map shows the Island Java with insert map of the harbour of Batavia.; -vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         Missale romanum

      Venetiis, apud Nicolaum Pezzana 1684 - 1 volume (36.5x24.5 cm), legatura in piena pelle, doppia cornice ai piatti con fregi, fermagli coevi ai piatti, tagli in oro con incisioni, 6 segnalibri coevi con fermaglio in ottone, bellissimo frontespizio figurato, 6 incisioni a piena pagina, bellissimi capilettera xilografati nel testo, pagine di pentagrammi nel testo, in latino, raccoglie due opere : missale per il rito romano e le formule per le feste appro-vate dal Concilio tridentino del 1546. 1 volume (36.5x24.5 cm), full leather binding, double frame with ornaments on the covers, contemporary clasps, gilt edges with engravings, 6 contemporary bookmarks with brass clasp, beautiful figurative frontispiece, 6 full-page engravings, beautiful woodcut initial letters, pages with pentagrams in the text, in Latin, includes two works: the missal of the Roman rite and the formulas for the celebrations approved by the Tridentine Council of 1546. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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         Een Christins reyse na de eeuwigheyt. (...). Vertaald uit het Engels. Amsterdam, Gijsbert de Groot Keur, 1754.

      12°: A-L 12 M 6, gepag.: 269 [3] pp. Titelpagina in houtsnede. Ooorspr. karton. Lit.: Witsen Geysbeek II p.105 Vervolg op 'De Christenreis'. In dit tweede deel beschrijft Bunyan de zinnebeeldige tocht van Christiana en haar kinderen naar de hemelse zaligheid. Zij hebben het een stuk gemakkelijker dan Christen, omdat die op zijn reis te gelijk de bane eerst moest breken en daarom de allerhardste strijd uytstaan. 'Een Christins reyse' (eerste Engelse druk 1684) heeft bij lange na niet de bekendheid gekregen van de zes jaar eerder verschenen 'Pilgrim's progress'. De op de titelpagina met A.E.C. aangeduide vertaler is Albert Ebbo Crous, die door Witsen Geysbeek wordt weggezet als een Groninger rijmer die in 1721 een allerellendigst prulwerk, genaamd Josephs droev' en bly-einde4, 398, in het allerplatste Groninger dialect [heeft] geschreven; plomper taal is misschien nimmer in eenig tooneelstuk gevoerd. De eerste druk van Crous' vertaling was in 1723 in Groningen verschenen bij Seerp Bandsma. Deze uitgave is zoals veel volksboekjes gedrukt in gotische letter; vooraf gaat een drempelvers van R.A.Cr. van Stalberg. De titelplaat, die de berg toont die moet worden beklommen om de Hemelse Stad te bereiken, is midden in het boekje nogmaals afgedrukt. L1839

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         Dunton's Remains or The Dying Pastour's Last Legacy to his Friends and Parishioners

      John Dunton 1684 - 1684. 387 pages. No dust jacket. Heavily worn brown leather boards. Worm damage to first few pages, including title page and to edges of the Funeral Sermon section to rear. Pages are tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners, foxing and marking. Some internal hinge cracking. No endpapers. Heavy loss to boards Boards, mainly to edges, but worm damage to spine and front. Top and bottom of back strip missing. leather cracked, dulled and worn. Corners bumped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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         Vue et description de la ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ( - 1743) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1720 1684 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 37 x 49; - description: views of Japanese cities with descriptions; -vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         Bibliotheca anti-trinitariorum, sive catalogus scriptorium [With] Historia reformationis Polonicae, in qua tum reformatorum, tum antitrinitariorum origo

      Johann Aconius [Henricus Wetstein]: Freistadt [Amsterdam] 1684 - Small octavo. Modern brown cloth, leather spine label. [16], 296,[16], 304 pages. The Historia lacking the Addenda & Emendata. Pencil and contemporary ink marginalia. Worming to gutter margins throughout, affecting text. Lubieniczki’s Historia is an account of the Polish Reformation from its origins in the 16th century up till the expulsion of the Brethren from Rakow (1638). In a review of the 1995 English translation Paul W. Knoll says that this work is “a comprehensive treatment of an extraordinarily complex movement. It is unique in Polish historiography and in some ways unmatched by any other confessional history.” [See Sixteenth Cent. Journ. XXVIII/2 (1997) p. 568]. [VD17 - 23: 237280Q; Graesse IV, p. 270; Bibliographia Sociniana 2069]. This copy is bound with Christoph Sandius’s "Bibliotheca anti-trinitariorum" (1684). pp. [16], 296. Contents include an Antitrinitarian bibliography and a collection of important historical documents. [VD17 - 23: 237261K; Graesse VI, p. 263; Bibliographia Sociniana 3116]. Both books were published or edited by Benedykt Wiszowaty (1650-1704), the great grandson of Faustus Socinus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF MATTERS MOST SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE HAPPENING IN THE CHURCH WITH AN UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE SAME

      1684 FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS,THE *Ninth Edition* CONSIDERED THE BEST EDITION DUE TO ITS SIZE AND COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT In 3 LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES. Measuring 15 ½" x 10" x 8 ½" thick combined.Divided Into 12 BOOKS Plus THE CONTINUATION And THE TABLE Covering CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOMS From 1 A.D. To 1621 A.D. Including Over 2,700 PAGES And DOZENS OF GRUESOME ENGRAVINGS ! [Wing F2036; ESTC R3576].HISTORYJohn Foxe's Book of Martyrs has been called "The most important Christian work ever printed outside of the Bible itself." It documents the martyrdom of all of history's recorded saints from the original Apostles of the First Century, to the early 17th Century. Perhaps most famous for its many graphic woodcut illustrations showing the gruesome methods of execution and torture used against those who gave their lives for the truth of God's Word. In three tall leather volumes, over 2,700 pages, this Edition (9th) is considered to be the best because it includes the totality of Foxe's work!Also known by its formal name, "Foxe's Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church." The books you may have seen in Christian bookstores that claim to be "Foxe's Book of Martyrs" actually only contain FOUR PERCENT of the text that this included here in this authentic 9th edition. They touch on only the more "famous saints"... and typically offer few or none of the magnificent illustrations. The other 96% of the text, and all of the famous illustrations, are "edited out".John Foxe is the most respected of all Christian historians. Foxe also contributed to the production of the original Geneva Bible along with John Knox, under the protection of John Calvin in Geneva Switzerland... fleeing the persecution of Catholic Queen "Bloody" Mary. Foxe's level of scholarship and accuracy is without equal, and his woodcut illustrations make no use of censorship in their detail. Foxe's Book of Martyrs is the ultimate documentary of Christian Martyrdom.RECENTLY AND BEAUTIFULLY REBACKED IN SYMPATHETIC BROWN LEATHER. FEATURES SIX RAISED CORDS CREATING SEVEN COMPARTMENTED SPINES WITH LOVELY RED MOROCCAN LABELS, DATED 1684 IN GOLD AT THE FOOT AND ROMAN NUMERAL VOLUME NUMBERS ALSO IN GOLD. THE LEATHER COVERS APPEAR TO BE PERIOD ORIGINALS WITH BUMPED AND RUBBED CORNERS AND EDGES. ALL OF THE OUTER JOINTS ARE SOLID AND UNSPLIT. NEW PLAIN ENDPAPERS RESTORE THE INNER JOINTS VERY NICELY. COULD BE USED AS A DAILY READER FREE FROM CONCERNS WITH PLENTY OF SHELF APPEAL. VGC- VERY CLEAN INTERNALLY AND COMPLETE. A FULLY COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION WAS RECENTLY PERFORMED.COPY AND PASTE THE LINKS BELOW FOR DOZENS OF ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. FULL COLLATION AND CONDITION REPORT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. ADDITIONAL POSTAGE IS REQUIRED.VOLUME 1- https://www.flickr.com/photos/131650147@N07/albums/72157666616201660VOLUME 2- https://www.flickr.com/photos/131650147@N07/albums/72157667252771311VOLUME 3- https://www.flickr.com/photos/131650147@N07/albums/72157666971937710

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