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        A Chronicle of the Kings of England. From the time of the Romans government, unto the death of King James. Containing all passages of state and church, with all other observations proper for a chronicle. Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method, by Sir Richard Baker, Knight. Whereunto is added, the reign of King Charles the First, and the first thirteen years of His Sacred Majesty, King Charles the Second, that now reigneth ... and likewise the most remarkable occurrences relating to His Majesties most happy and wonderful Restauration, by the prudent conduct, ... of George late Duke of Albemarle, ... as they were extracted out of His Excellencies own papers, and the journals and memorials of those imploy'd in the most important and secret transactions of that time. All which additions are revised in this eighth impression, and freed from many errors and mistakes of the former editions.

      Printed for H. Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, B. Tooke at the ship in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and T. Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-Luces, in Little Brittain. 1684 [48], 750, [42]pp index, frontispiece portrait of King Charles II, fine additional engr. titlepage both by W. Sherwin. Folio. Very small marginal paper flaw to Hh2 not affecting text. Full contemporary unlettered calf, raised & blind tooled bands; expert repairs to corners & head of spine, a little rubbing to boards, but a v.g. handsome copy. Early signature on title of Tho. Kynnersly, & faint pencil inscription 'Sneyd Kynnersley May 1820' on leading f.e.p.ESTC R13112 noting that editions after 1660 have a continuation by Edward Phillips. A valuable authority for the period 1658-60, based on the lost papers of Sir Thomas Clarges, Monck's brother-in-law.

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        TRAITÉ DE NIVELLEMENT....AVEC UNE RELATION DE QUELQUES NIVELLEMENS FAITS PAR ORDRE DU ROY. ET UN ABBREGÉ DE LA MESURE DE LA TERRE DU MÊME AUTEUR

      Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1684. [12],204, 241-248,[2]pp. with errata and a few text diagrams plus three engraved plates (the third divided cleanly at center and bound as two separate figures facing pp.90 and 97). 12mo. Contemporary French calf, spine gilt, outer edges of boards gilt. Outer upper joint cracked. Light dampstaining in upper corners. A very good copy. The Frank Stretter copy, with his bookplate. First edition of Picard's treatise on surveying and leveling, written as part of the results of his research into the measurement of the circumference of the earth. Prepared for publication by Philippe de la Hire following Picard's death, the work was considered a standard source on the subject and was reprinted in numerous editions through the third-quarter of the 18th-century. The finely executed plates in this first edition include illustrations of Picard's level and alternative instruments designed by Huygens, Romer, and la Hire. OCLC 13581704.

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        TRAITÉ DE NIVELLEMENT.AVEC UNE RELATION DE QUELQUES NIVELLEMENS FAITS PAR ORDRE DU ROY. ET UN ABBREGÉ DE LA MESURE DE LA TERRE DU MÊME AUTEUR.

      Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1684. - [12],204, 241-248,[2]pp. with errata and a few text diagrams plus three engraved plates (the third divided cleanly at center and bound as two separate figures facing pp.90 and 97). 12mo. Contemporary French calf, spine gilt, outer edges of boards gilt. Outer upper joint cracked. Light dampstaining in upper corners. A very good copy. The Frank Stretter copy, with his bookplate. First edition of Picard's treatise on surveying and leveling, written as part of the results of his research into the measurement of the circumference of the earth. Prepared for publication by Philippe de la Hire following Picard's death, the work was considered a standard source on the subject and was reprinted in numerous editions through the third-quarter of the 18th-century. The finely executed plates in this first edition include illustrations of Picard's level and alternative instruments designed by Huygens, Romer, and la Hire. OCLC 13581704.

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        Chronica De La Provincia De Syria, Y Tierra Santa De Gervsalen. Contiene Los Progressos

      Por Juan Garcia Infan Con, Madrid, Spain 1684 - This book is bound in a vellum skin, no boards. There is some rubbing and spotting of the covers. Faint notation center of front cover, slight inward curvature of spine and binding. Vellum of both covers showing warping with age, characteristic of this binding material. Evidence of closure ties that are missing from both covers. No ownership markings. Interior text has darkened with age, some spotting and staining. 763 pages of text, closing with "Table de los Libros" - binding tight. Due to the size of the book, it will require additional shipping outside the United States. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Imitatione Chriti, libri quatuor.

      Coloniae, Sumptibus Joannis Leonard, Bibliopolae Bruxellensis. M DC LXXXIV. 1684. 1684 1 vol. in-64° (84 x 53 mm.) de : 246, [7] pp. Plein maroquin rouge d'époque, dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons dans les caissons et titré en lettres dorées, double filet doré en encadrement des plats, hachures dorées sur les coupes et en frise intérieure, gardes de papier marbré, tranches dorées. Rare édition de Cologne, en impression microscopique de ce beau texte de dévotion. Le texte est conforme à celui établi par Philippe Chifflet à Lyon en 1680. Provenance : Bibliothèque de Seignelay. "J.B.S." ex-libris manuscrit en page de titre : paraphe de Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de Seignelay (1651-1690) qui fut, à la suite de son père le grand Colbert, Ministre de la Marine à partir de 1683, poste qu'il occupera jusqu'à sa mort. Il se montre le digne successeur de son père et permet de restructurer complètement la Marine française, la hissant niveau des flottes britannique et hollandaise. C'est également lui qui signa le Code noir. En mai 1684, avec Duquesne, il participe au bombardement de Gênes. Il est nommé ministre d'État en 1689. Il participe également en personne, quoique moribond, à la bataille victorieuse du cap Béveziers (Beachy Head) à l'est de l'île de Wight, remportée par Tourville sur les Anglo-Hollandais en 1690. Très bel exemplaire, bien relié en maroquin rouge et d'une prestigieuse provenance. 1 vol. 64mo. Contemporary red morocco. Scarce edition from Cologne, in microscopic types of this beautiful text of devotion. The text is consistent with the one established by Philippe Chifflet in Lyon, 1680. Provenance: "J.B.S." Marquis de Seignelay, Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1651-1690), son of the "Grand Colbert", who followed his father as Ministre de la Marine. He kept working in the direction his father showed, and made the French Navy the equal of her rivals: the Dutch and British Navies. Fine copy, beautifully bound and from a pretigious provenance.

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        De Romana Republica Sive de Re Militari & Civili Romanorum ad explicandos Scriptores antiquos.

      Excellent ouvrage d'antiquités romaines du Père Cantel, dont la 1ère édition date de 1684. Un titre-frontispice par Mulder d'après Hoet, 1 carte dépliante et 12 planches dont 7 dépliantes gravées en taille douce par Doesburgh, Stuur et van Vianen. (Complet & Contrôlé) Ultrajecti, Apud Gulielmum van de Water 1707. 392 pages. Vignettes de titre, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe gravés. Nouvelle édition, qui suit l'édition originale de 1684 ; il y eut trois éditions avant cette dernière mais seule celle-ci contient une illustration, les planches ont été empruntées à d'autres ouvrages, notamment celui de Juste Lipse. Savant et érudit de la société des Jésuites, Joseph Cantel a multiplié les recherches et les ouvrages sur l'Antiquité romaine. Son oeuvre constitua une référence dans le domaine. Les parties les plus intéressantes sont consacrées aux us et coutumes, militaires et civils de la Rome antique. L'illustration contient de nombreuses figures, on distinguera la planche du combat de gladiateurs et d'un combat naval dans un cirque. Reliure plein vélin ivoire de l'époque. Dos et plats estampés. Tranches jaspées rouge. Pas de rousseur. Petites taches. Bon état. Format in-12°(17x10).

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        Circuli et Electoratus Bavariae geographica descriptio. - Bairen mit angrenzenden Landen in 28 Tabellen vorgestellt).

      Augsburg, Stridbeck, 1684. 22,5 x 30 cm. 14, 2, 46 Bl. Mit 29 grenzkolorierten Kupfertafeln. HPgt. d. Zt. Pfister I, 476; Lentner 3154: \"Seltenes Kartenwerk über das Churfürstentum Bayern um die Wende des 17. Jahrhunderts\". - Die grenzkolorierten Karten lehnen sich an die Cosmographie von Apian an. Sie sind mit allerlei Emblemen, heraldischen Merkmalen, landschaftlichen Darstellungen, meteorologischen Hinweisen wie z.B. der vorherrschenden Windrichtung usw. versehen. Tafel 8 zeigt das Porträt des Kurfürsten Max Emanuel, zwei andere die Titelkartusche mit dem bayerischen Wappen und München im Hintergrund. Die letzte Tafel (Nr. 29) zeigt eine Übersicht und gibt die Anweisung, wie die 28 Tafeln zusammenzusetzen sind. - Der fehlende Textteil (Vorbericht und Register; 62 Bl.) und die Tabelle \"Mappa triangularis\" wurden in äußerst sorgfältiger Handschrift ergänzt. - Beiliegen: Der gestochene Titel und die gestochene Tabelle stammen aus einem anderen Exemplar und liegen lose bei. - Einband leicht angestaubt. Mit Exlibris. - \"Meilenstein in Richtung moderne Verwaltungskarte\" (Cartographia Bavariae 2.23 und S. 74, lateinische Ausgabe). Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Atlanten, Landkarten

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        Remedes souverains et secrets experimentez. Avec plusieurs autres secrets & pafrums curieux pour la conservation de la beaut? des Dames.

      Paris, chez Guillaume Cavelier, 1684, 8vo legatura in cartonato antico, non coevo, pp. (4)-299-(26) Duveen, 181/183 e Part one : 15 (sempre per le, precedenti, edizioni inglesi)

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        America

      1684. Francoforte Frankfurt 290 290

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        THE STATE OF INNOCENCE (1684)-BOUND WITH- OEDIPUS: A TRAGEDY (1692)

      LONDON, 1684 AND 1692. TWO WORKS BY DRYDEN BOUND IN MODERN (1934) FULL BROWN LEATHER. THE STATE OF INNOCENCE AND THE FALL OF MAN, AN OPERA. PRINTED BY H.H. FOR HENRY HERRINGMAN, 1684. (DEDICATION, 4pp, POEM OF PARADISE, 2pp, AUTHOR'S APOLOGY, 6pp, STATE OF INNOCENCE, 26pp. BOUND WITH OEDIPUS; A TRAGEDY BY DRYDEN AND MR. LEE, FOURTH EDITION, PRINTED FOR RICHARD BENTLEY, COVENT GARDEN, 1692. (PREFACE, 2pp, DRAMATIS PERSONAE, 1pp, PROLOGUE, 1pp, OEDIPUS, 71pp, EPILOGUE, 1pp.). NEW ENDPAPERS, BOOKPLATE TO FRONT PASTEDOWN. BROWNING OF PAGES COMENSURATE WITH THE AGE. FINE BINDING WITH A FEW MARKS TO THE LEATHER. VERY SCARCE.

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        Osservazioni intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi

      Per Piero Matini, all'insegna del Lion d'Oro, 1684. In-4° (239x177mm), pp. (8), 253, legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con unghie e titolo calligrafato al dorso. Tagli rossi a spruzzo, frontespizio con titolo impresso in rosso e in nero e vignetta. In calce all'explicit tipografico, antica annotazione in parte cassata: "ex libris Ludovicy Cini ex dono Authoris"; non è chiaro se la nota sia di mano del Redi stesso o, com'è più probabile, del medesimo Ludovico Cini (della famiglia patrizia fiorentina che larga rinomanza ebbe soprattutto nei secoli XVI e XVII). In fine, 26 tavole calcografiche a p. pagina f.t., con rappresentazioni di vermi e parassiti, due delle quali su doppia pagina. Sparse bruniture e fioriture, macchioline di scarsa entità al frontespizio, rinforzo al margine superiore della pag. 69; alcune tavole sono leggermente scorciate al margine inferiore, con leggerissima perdita di immagine; manca, come quasi sempre, il ritratto dell'autore da disegno del Sustermans, che dovrebbe trovarsi all'antiporta. Bell'esemplare nell'insieme. Edizione originale di uno dei testi fondanti della parassitologia e dell'elmintologia moderne, in cui lo scienziato e poeta toscano descrive meticolosamente 108 parassiti differenti scoperti dallo scienziato tramite dissezioni di molti tipi di animali, tra cui lumache, sanguisughe, varii pesci e persino un gufo. Vinciana, 1752: "Rara ediz. originale...Le tav. sono inc. con particolare finezza". Brunet, IV, 1175. Graesse, VI, 58. Gamba, 823. Razzolini, p. 288. Garrison-Morton, 2448.1. Ceresoli, 446. Agassiz, IV, 166. Prandi, 26. Osler, 3777. Cushing, R-67. Waller, 11939. Nissen, ZBI, 3323. Cole, Comparative Anatomy, p. 484. Capparoni, I, 81: "Può essere considerato il fondatore dell'elmintologia." Hirsch, p. 686. Castiglioni, p. 475. Norman LIbrary, 1816. Blocker, p. 330. Neu, 3447. Krivatsy, 9458. Wellcome, IV, 488.

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        Delineatio provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente. Eine grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs, sonderlich aber deß Hochlöblichen Königreichs Ungarn, und der ganzen Türckey, auch deren Völcker, welche selbigem Monarchen zinßbar, als Mohren, Arabern und Tartarn, von ihren grausamen Proceduren, gegen die Christenheit [...]. Augsburg, Jakob Koppmayer, 1684.

      1684. Small folio (206 x 324 mm). (8), 162, (6) [instead of 8] pp. Title page printed in red and black. With double-page-sized frontispiece, 39 (instead of 41) engr. plates, and 2 engr. maps; numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemp. blindstamped leather over wooden boards with 2 clasps. First edition of this highly interesting, appealing work, a topical publication produced but a year after the 1683 Siege of Vienna. Four additional volumes would be prepared by 1689. The plates show views of Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the Near and Middle East (Jerusalem, Egypt, Babylon, etc.), as well as Sultan Mehmet IV and the relief of Vienna. - Binding rubbed. Some brownstaining throughout with occasional waterstains. Several leaves rebacked or reinforced in the margins (occasional loss to text or image); wants the view of Ofen (Buda) and the "Crowning of the Empress" as well as one leaf of the index. VD 17, 23:300271C. Lipperheide LB 22. Nebehay/W. 794. Not in Apponyi.

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        Neu eröffnete Türcken-Schule/ Worinnen Deroselben Gotteslästerliche . Lehre/ Leben/ Sitten/ und Wandel/ [et]c. Allen frommen Christen/ bey Erinnerung jetziger grausam-wütenden Türckischen Kriegs-Macht/ zum Abscheu . Aus selbst eigener zehnjähriger Wahrnehmung . beschrieben.

      Leipzig, Brand 1684. - Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit Titelholzschnitt. 2 Bll., 84 S. VD17 23:000119U. - Nicht häufige polemische Streitschrift gegen die Türken und den Islam. Mit allegorischem antiislamischem und antijüdischem Titelholzschnitt. - Oben recht knapp beschnitten, dabei die oberste Textzeile des Titels etwas angeschnitten.

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        Relation veritable du siège de Vienne. Lyon, Thomas Amaulry, 1684.

      1684. 12mo. (8), 159 pp. With folding engr. portrait and folding engr. plan. Contemp. calf. First edition of this account of the 1683 Turkish siege of Vienna. The portrait shows Count Starhemberg. Owner's stamp to title page. Includes an additional engraving, captioned by a contemporary hand: "Mort du Grand Vizir, étranglé par l'ordre de Mehemed 4 pour n'avez pas pris Vienne". Old cancelled stamps. A clean, well-preserved copy, formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Sturminger 2449. Kábdebo II, 182 ("1683" in error, not seen or located). Cf. Graesse VI/1, 76 (Brussels, 1684).

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        A Relation or Diary of the Siege of Vienna. London, printed for William Nott and George Wells, 1684.

      1684. 4to. (6), 112 pp. (but: 108 pp.; pp. 61-64 skipped in pagination). With large engraved map of Vienna and its environs; wants an additional plan. Contemporary calf; spine repaired; leading edges gilt. All edges sprinkled in red. First English translation. The Imperial Councillor of War J. P. a Vaelckeren was sick in Vienna in 1683, when the Turks surrounded the city. His report of the siege and liberation of the city quickly spread throughout Europe in numerous editions and translations. - Wants the map of Vienna; the corresponding "explanation of figures" is present in the preliminaries. Early 19th c. ownership "H. E. Somerville" to pastedown. A good copy of this rare English imprint. Sturminger 2953. Apponyi II, 1132. ESTC R28429. Gugitz I, 485. Cf. Kábdebo, p. 43f. Cf. Mayer 576ff. Cf. Jöcher IV, 1381.

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        The Most Famous, Delectable, and Pleasant History of Parismus, the Most Renowned Prince of Bohemia . .

      London: Printed by M. H. and J. M. for J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger, 1684, 1684. Stated "Twelfth Impression [i.e., edition]" on the title-page, which is not grossly incorrect. Wing F-1537; ESTC R36462; NCBEL I, 2054. Bibliographical manuscript notes on the front blank; frontispiece in part one laid down; title-page repaired on the verso; recently recased with new endpapers; very good copy.. Two parts in one, small 4to, 19th century black half calf, reddish-orange paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontispiece to each part. A 17th century black-letter edition of a famous and popular late 16th century English romance, highly derivative of the Spanish novels of chivalry, but sufficiently influential on its own to appear in more than 20 editions over the course of 100 years and to be referred to in at least six 17th century English plays. See the DNB online. Little is recorded about Ford (sometimes spelled Forde), who wrote other popular romances. This was his best seller.

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        RECIT DE LA CONFERENCE DU DIABLE AVEC LUTHER FAIT PAR LUTHER MEME

      "DANS SON LIVRE DE LA MESSE PRIVEE ET DE L'ONCTION DES PRESTRES avec des remarques sur cette conférence" troisieme edition revue et augmentée à Paris , chez Jean Baptiste COIGNARD,1684 RAY arm bur

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        Oraison funebre de Marie Terese d'Austriche, Infante d'Espagne, Reine de France et de Navarre, suivie de : Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre,par l'Abbé Le Prevost, de : idem par Jacques Maboul, de : Ludovici Magni Franciae et Navarrae Regis Laudatio Funebris par Charles Porée, de : Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre par Mr l'Abbé Aunillon, et de : idem, par le Père Jean-André Senaud

      chez Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy, à Paris 1684 - in-4° Sous une reliure demi-cuir brun du XIXe siècle on trouve dans ce recueil : (1) L'Oraison funebre de Marie Terese d'Austriche, Infante d'Espagne, Reine de France et de Navarre, par Fléchier, 1684 chez Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 46+2 pages, belle page de titre, bandeau, lettrine et cul-de-lampe (2) Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre, par l'Abbé LE PREVOST, 1715 chez Nicolas Pepie, 59+1 pages, belle page de titre, bandeau et lettrine (3 ) Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre, par Messire Jacques MABOUL, évêque d'Alet, 1715 chez François Fournier, 37+2 pages, belle page de titre, bandeau et lettrine (4) Ludovici Magni Franciae et Navarrae Regis Laudatio Funebris, par Charles PORÉE de la Société de Jésus, 1715 chez Étienne Papillon, 46+2 pages, texte en latin, belle page de titre, bandeau et lettrine (5) Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre, Par l'Abbé AUNILLON, 1715 chez Étienne Papillon, 40 pages, belle page de titre, bandeau, lettrine et cul-de-lampe (6) Oraison funebre de Tres-haut, Tres-puissant et Tres-excellent Prince Louis XIV, Roy de France et de Navarre, par le Pere Jean-André SENAUD de la Compagnie de Jesus, 1716 chez la Veuve d'Étienne Papillon, 42 pages, belle page de titre, bandeau, lettrine. Tous édités à Paris. Pages de titre un peu courtes de marge sur le haut, rares rousseurs, dos de la reliure frottée : Un bel ensemble fort rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hungarisch-Türkische Chronik. Das ist: Curieuse un[d] dabey kurzgefaßte Beschreibung alles desjenigen, was sich vom ersten grausamen Kriegs-Zug der Türken, wider das Königreich Hungarn, und derselben Könige, bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit, Merk- und Denkwürdiges zugetragen. Frankfurt, Leipzig & Nuremberg, Loschge & Froberg[er], 1684.

      1684. 12mo. (2), 956 pp. With double-page-sized folding frontispiece, 15 (3 folding) engr. plates, and folding engr. map. Contemp vellum. This lavishly illustrated chronicle of the Turkish wars shows numerous views of cities and battles, including Constantinople and the 1683 siege of Vienna, as well as various scenes of torture and several portraits of military leaders. A second edition was published in 1685, with larger maps and plates. A second and third volume were produced in 1686-88. - Evenly browned throughout, as common: insignificant worming near end. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. VD 17, 75:699267S. Sturminger 972. Kelenyi 216. Cf. Apponyi 2705. Gugitz 569a. Not in STC or Horvath.

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        L'état présent de la religion Mahometane. Seconde edition. Paris, la veuve P. Bouillerot, 1684-1688.

      1684. Small 8vo. 2 vols. in one. (8), 252 pp. (14), 9-240, (4) pp. Contemp. French brown morocco with gilt spine (spine-ends repaired). A mixed copy of the 1784 first and the 1788 edition. A Jesuit perspective on the Muslim faith, including many observations on Islamic customs and culture; "contenant les choses les plus curieuses qui regardent Mahomet & l'établissement de sa secte, qui n'ont pas encore été imprimées. Avec des conferences sur la religion chrétienne, & sur l'Alcoran" (subtitle). Indeed, the Tours-born Jesuit Michel Nau (1631-83) had first-hand knowledge of the Middle East: he had undertaken a long voyage to the Holy Land during which he visited Galilee in 1665 and the remainder of Palestine in 1674. He published an account of his journey, "Voyage nouveau de la Terre-Sainte". - From the library of the Abbé de la Paluelle with his ownership to title page and his etched armorial bookplate to pastedown. Chauvin XII, p. 283f., no. 1187 & 1190. Luzac, Bibl. orientalis IX, 26, no. 493. OCLC 54746487. De Backer/Sommervogel V, 1595, no. 3. Cf. Hurter IV, 428.

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        Zwey nachdänkliche Traum-Gesichte, von dess Türcken Untergang. Zweifels ohn von göttlicher Direction. Herauss gelassen von mehrmals zugetroffen erfahrnem Designante Somniatore. [Ulm, Matthäus Wagner, 1684].

      1684. 4to. (2), "31" (= 29), (1) pp. With engraved frontispiece (an allegory of the 1683 Ottoman defeat) and headpieces. Side-stitched in modern wrappers, green edges. Rare pamphlet describing two dreams supposedly predicting the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was written by the German composer and novelist Daniel Speer (1636-1707) under the pseudonym "Designante Somniatore" and opens with some remarks on prophetic dreams with reference to the Old Testament. Speer's pamphlet, written immediately after the 1683 Battle of Vienna, expresses a deep-seated fear of the Ottoman Empire, which, thrusting into the heart of Europe, seemed a serious threat to Christianity. With manuscript annotation on the back of the frontispiece by "Joannes Jacobus Hausmohr", 1685, and contemporary ownership of the Salzburg Theological Seminary ("Ex libris Seminarij Salisb.") on title page. In good condition. VD 17, 3:310364C. Not in Atabey or Blackmer.

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        Collections of travels through Turky into Persia, and the East-Indies. Giving an account of the present state of those countries. London, Moses Pitt, 1684.

      1684. Folio (214 x 310 mm). 6 parts in one vol. (18), 264 pp. (2), 214 pp. (2), 66 pp, (2). (12), 14, (4), 15-46, (4), 47-87, (1) pp. (6), 113, (1) pp. 154, (2) pp. With 17 full-page engr. plates, 13 folding plates, and numerous text illustrations (including plates of Arabian coins, the great name of Allah, and other Arabian inscriptions). Contemp. calf, spine rebacked. Rare first collected edition of Tavernier's works, profusely illustrated with a fold-out map of the Arabian Gulf, an unusual, large map of Japan, and a fold-out map of the Great Moghul. Comprising: 1) The First Book of Monsieur Taverner's [!] Persian Travels; 2) The Six Trabels of John Baptista Tavernier [...] Through Turky and Persia to the Indies: 3) A Relation of Japon; 4) A New and Particular Relation of the Kingdom of Tunquin; 5) A New Relation of the Inner-Part of the Grand Seignor's Seraglio; 6) The History of the Late Revolution of the Dominions of the Great Mogol. A rare and interesting account of Turkey, Persia, India, Japan, Tonkin, and Formosa. "The Persian Gulf is the most dangerous Gulf I know, by reason of the shallowness and sharp promontories that point out into Sea [...] The Merchant would be glad to find a way through the Coast of Arabia to get to Mascate [...] Elcatif a Sea Town in Arabia, where there is a fishery for Pearls that belong to the Emir of Elcatif" (pt. I, p. 95; "Qatif" being an oasis in Saudi Arabia). Chapter XI (p. 49) of the first part deals with the breeding and nature of camels; chapter III (p. 64) mentions a voyage to Mecca; chapter XXIII (p. 255) deals with the island of Ormus (with the map of the Arabian Gulf). - The second part begins with a discussion of Arabian currency and is illustrated with plates of Arabian coinage. The most important story is perhaps that of "The Imam of Muscat Pearl - That Surpassed in Beauty All Other Pearls in the World". In chapter XVIII of book II, "Of Pearles and the places where to find them" (p. 145), Tavernier states: "In the first place, there is a Fishery for Pearls in the Persian Gulf, round about the Island of Bakren. It belongs to the King of Persia, and there is a strong Fort in it, Garrison'd with three hundred men." Tavernier then narrates: "There is a wondrous Pearl in the possession of an Arabian Prince, that took Mascate from the Portugals. He then call'd himself Imenhect Prince of Masscaté; being known before only by the name of Aceph Ben-Ali Prince of Norennaé. It is but a small Province, but it is the best of all in the Happy Arabia. Therein grow all things necessary for the life of man; particularly, delicate fruits, but more especially most excellent Grapes, which would make most incomparable Wine. This Prince has the most wonderful Pearl in the world, not so much for its bigness, for it weighs not above twelve Carats and one sixteenth, nor for its perfect roundness, but because it is so clear and so transparent that you may almost see through it. The Great Mogul offer'd him by a Banian forty thousand Crowns for his Pearl, but he would not accept it." The use of the phrase "clear and lustrous as to appear translucent" seem to indicate a white or colorless pearl, the most sought-after color in pearls, with an optimum of lustre and orient caused by the reflection and refraction of light, respectively. The surface quality of the pearl must be exceptional and almost blemish-free in order to characterize it as a specimen surpassing in beauty all other pearls in the world, at that time. The fact that the pearl was in the possession of the Imam of Muscat in the mid-17th century indicates without any doubt that the pearl originated in the most ancient pearl fishing grounds in the world, the Arabian Gulf, most probably in the kingdom of Oman itself, at its very doorstep - on the pearl banks situated closer to the country's shoreline in the Gulf or the Strait of Hormuz. Oyster bearing reefs were well distributed throughout the Gulf, but were greater in abundance on the Arabian side of the Gulf than the Persian one. The pearls are depicted on a plate opposite page 150: "Figure one is of a Pearl which the King of Persia bought at the Fishery of Catifa in Arabia. It cost him 32,000 Tomans, or 1,400,000 Livres of our Money, at forty-six Livres and six Deneers to a Toman. It is the fairest and most perfect Pearl that ever was yet found to this hour, having no defect". Blackmer 1632. Wing T251A, T252, T253. Campbell (Japan) 28. Cox I, 275f. OCLC 6071990. Cf. Wilson 223. Howgego T14. Severin 104-113. Not in Atabey or Weber.

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        The Oxford Almanack for the Year of our Lord God 1685.

      Printed on linen, engraved surface 525 x 450 to platemark, a few brown spots, mostly in the margins, 625 x 570mm to edge of mount, with approx. 10mm folded over, framed and glazed The first Oxford Almanack appeared in 1673. There was none in 1675, making this the eleventh in a series which has otherwise been published annually for well over 300 years. They were from the beginning produced in largish numbers, though those printed 'upon Cloath' were necessarily fewer. Whether on paper or cloth (early on issued as silk handkerchiefs), their ephemeral nature has entailed a low survival rate, and an example as early as this, is rare indeed. Dr. Fell took an interest in these productions, and this was the penultimate one in which he was involved.'On the left, on a plinth, a figure in classical armour, trampling on his enemies, is crowned by Victory. On the right is a group of figures, including a seated woman with a book and another writing the eclipses for the year on a scroll. Neptune stands in his chariot behind. In the distance is a view of Oxford [from Loggan, Oxonia illustrata, 1675, with Tom Tower added]. Oxford was at this time strongly Tory, High Church, and monarchist, and the portrayal of the triumph of Charles II over his enemies may reflect the University's enthusiastic loyalty to the Crown following the Rye House Plot in 1683 ... The group on the plinth is from the engraving by Villamena after Goelius of the statue of Moschino ... with the head changed to a portrait of Charles II' (Peter, The Oxford Almanacks, p. 34). The head is somewhat awkwardly placed.

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        Dissertation touchant le divertissement convenable et bien-séant aux ecclésiastiques

      Paris, Jacques Langlois, 1684. In-12, [2bl.]-[34]-189p.Edition originale dont l'auteur nous est resté anonyme. L'épistre nous laisse comprendre qu'il s'agit d'un jésuite. L'auteur a cherché ici, notamment, les raisons honnestes qu'on pouvoit avoir d'excuser & ne pas condamner ceux qui usent de ces Jeux [de hasard] avec modération. Il énumère ainsi ce qui est autorisé ou non, recommandant néanmoins de s'abstenir des jeux et divertissements car jouer avec mesure est, selon lui, difficile.Reliure plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées, coiffe supérieure arasée, haut des mors fendillés, petit manque à un coin. Beau papier, bien conservé, grandes marges. Ex-libris de Louis-Ernest Dubois, alors archevêque de Bourges (1909-1916).Ouvrage rare, bel exemplaire

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        Schola philosophica scotistarum seu cursus philosophicus completus ad mentem Doctoris Subtilis Joannis Duns Scoti .. Tomus I (unico pubblicato) - Continens Prologum in Universam Philosophiam. Dialecticam. Tractatum in Proemialia Logicae. Tractatum de Ente Rationis. Tractatum de Distinctionibus. Tractatum de Universalibus. Tractatum de Praedicamentis. Tractatum in Libros Perihermenias. Tractatum in Libros Priorum. Tractatum in Libros Posteriorum. Tractatum in Libros Topicorum. Tractatum de Ethica.

      Catharinae Czernochianae Vidua, 1684. in-folio Mancanza alla base del dorso, bruniture diffuse dovute alla qualità della carta utilizzata, legatura leggermente allentata, macchioline alla coperta, nel complesso buono stato generale di conservazione Bellissime incisioni a piena pagina ad inizio volume raffiguranti l'autore e l'arciduca d'Austria. Frontespizio bicromatico capilettere ornati finalini, Una tavola di Arbor all'interno. Omesse nella numerazione le p. 377-380. Ritratto calcografico del dedicatario inciso da Gerard de Groos.

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        L'anatomie du corps humain avec ses maladies,& les remèdes pour les guérir nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs observations de phisique curieuses & recherchées,& de figures anatomiques & chimiques,avec les maladies externes sujettes à la chirurgie & un grand nombre de remèdes spécifiques & expérimentez.

      In 8 plein cuir fauve raciné à nerfs,pièce de titre cuir, fers dorés,frontispice illustré et gravé "une leçon d'anatomie"titre,XXVIII,épitre(avec en tête gravé illustré,avertissement)table,581 pages,1 feuillet extrait du privilège du Roy,planches 1 à 25,planches 1 à 12, planches 1 à 15,total de 52 planches.Chez Jean Couterot & Louis Guérin 1684 mouillure en marge extérieure sans atteinte au texte,un travail de ver en fin de volume, ensemble cependant très correct bien complet des 52 planches gravées deuxième édition parue anonymement la première est de 1680.Il s'agit essentiellement d'un travail de compilation,recherché surtout pour son iconographie.L' auteur,n'est pas mentionné par les principales biographies médicales.Rare

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        Antiquitates Apostolicae: or, The History of the Lives, Acts, and Martyrdoms of the Holy Apostles of Our Saviour

      London: M. Flesher for R.Royston, 1684. Fifth edition, revised. [Bound with:] CAVE, William. Apostolici: or, The History of the Lives, Acts, Death, and Martyrdoms of Those Who were Contemporary with, or immediately Succeeded the Apostles. As Also the most Eminent of the Primitive Fathers. London: J.R. for Richard Chiswel, 1682. Together two works bound in one, folio (315 x 187 mm). Titles printed in red and black. First work: engraved Tree of Life plate facing The Life of Saint Peter (torn with loss at bottom); each Life opening with an engraved portraits and vignette. Second work: additional engraved title. Full-page engraved portraits at opening of each Life. (Some occasional spotting and edgewear, occasional tear crossing text.) Contemporary blind-panelled English calf, worn and with old amateur cloth rebacking, text block loose in binding. THE AUTHOR OF "ROCK OF AGES," AND CALVINIST OPPONENT OF JOHN WESLEY. AUGUSTUS MONTAGUE TOPLADY'S COPY, with his lengthy indices in manuscript on the pastedowns and ownership inscription on a slip pasted above the Dedication: "È Libris Augusti Toplady: Empt. Londini, Maii de 15to 1761." Annotated throughout on some 72 leaves, often with extensive theological and historical commentary. This volume provides passage into Toplady's theology, that began with the vehement anti-Wesley stance he developed in 1758 after reading Thomas Manton's 17th-century sermon on John 17 and Jerome Zanchius's Confession of the Christian Religion (1562). The present volume, annotated by Toplady the year after his graduation from Trinity College, Dublin, provides great insight into the theologian's early thinking, as he reads and responds - at times with great emotion - to Cave's lives of the Saints. Toplady wrote his famous hymn "Rock of Ages" two years later, in 1763. Material in Toplady's hand is exceedingly scarce: only one letter has sold at auction in at least the last 50 years. This was a one-page letter to W.P. Lunnell meditating on the love of God and the salvation of the Elect, and quoting from Wesley´s hymn "God of all consolation" (sold Bonham's 2009 in the Ennys collection, £780 ($1,399) hammer). Toplady's copy of the second edition of Newton's Principia, sold for £8,750 at Bonham's in 2014.

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        Osservazioni intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi

      Matini, 1684. Edizione originale. In 4°, c.nn. 4, p. 243 (mal numerate 253)b. In fine, 26 belle tavole f.t. Di questa edizione esistono due tirature. Il nostro esemplare corrisponde alla prima. descritta da Gamba, 823, con l'impresa dell'Accademia incisa in rame. Esemplare eccellente. Legatura coeva in pergamena con minime mende al dorso. (Parenti, 465).

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        Histoire de François I

      - Chez Arnout Leers, A La Haye 1684, in-12 (9,5x15,8cm), xx 355pp. et (2) 355 -730 (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, rara. Full time rigida Velin. Smooth indietro. Titolo e numero del volume a penna sulle tome I. Bellissimo esemplare sbiadite, freschi. Storia di eventi del regno di Francesco I 1515-1543. Lease è in opera Cete decisamente approccio internazionale. Varillas fu presto celebrato e ammirato come storico e le sue opere sono stati affittati fino alla fine del XVIII secolo. Le sue opere circolavano primo manoscritto prima di essere pubblicati. Infine, un capitolo a confronto Carlo V e Francesco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, assez rare. Reliure en plein vélin rigide d'époque. Dos lisse. Titre et tomaison à la plume, estompé sur le tome I. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. Histoire des événements du règne de François Ier de 1515 à 1543. On louera dans cete ouvrage l'approche résolument internationale. Varillas fut très tôt célèbré et admiré comme historien et ses ouvrages furent loués jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe. Ses oeuvres circulèrent d'abord en manuscrits avant que d'être publiées. In fine, un chapitre comparant Charles Quint et François Ier.

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        An Historical Explication of What There is Most Remarkable in That Wonder of the World, the French King's House at Versailles, and in That of Monsieur, at St. Cloud

      [22], 140pp, [2]. Later mid nineteenth-century full calf, smooth back, oval morocco title label, remainder of spine gilt, covers with seed head and single fillet border infilled with repeated fleur-de-lis pattern in gilt, roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., comb and curl marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Internally some light browning, running titles occasionally shaved to head, one or two marginal repairs, light stain to head of title running through the first signature, signature G has a small ink stain to fore-edge, G2 has a small split just catching text but with no loss of sense, with an old repair to reverse, advertisement leaf is slightly chipped to fore-edge. Lacking front and rear blanks. Estc showing at the BL and Bodleian only in the UK, with five locations in the US (Folger, Getty, Huntington, NYPL and Yale) and one other (Otago)

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        Jus Filizarii: Or, the Filacer's Office in the Court of King's-Bench

      1684 - The Role of Filacers Trye, John. Jus Filizarii: Or, The Filacer's Office in the Court of King's-Bench. Setting Forth the Practice by Original Writ, With Several Precedents and Other Matters Relating Thereunto; And also a Presentment of the Fees of All the Officers in the Said Court. Very Useful for the Filacers, And all Other Practicers in that Court. London: Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, 1684. [xxii], 22, 34-274, [12] pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine. A few light scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns loose, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to verso of front board, small embossed Macclesfield stamp to title page. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, fold-lines to corners of a few leaves, minor worming to front endleaves. Early owner signature (Th Clarke) to front endleaf, annotations in his hand to rear endleaf. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. A filacer was an officer in the Court of Common pleas and other courts of common law. His role was to file original writs, issue process on writs and collect related court fees. The office was abolished in 1837. This manual, written by a member of Gray's Inn, provides an excellent guide to the functions they performed. Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. OCLC locates copies in 9 North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Victoria, Yale, York University). Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 470. English Short-Title Catalogue R21039. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DISCOVERY OF A NEW WORLD. Or, A Discourse Tending to prove that 'tis Probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon. With a Discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither. Unto which is Added, A Discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to Prove, That 'tis Probable Our Earth is one of the Planets. In Two Parts.

      5th Ed. Corrected and Amended. [viii] + 160pp. + [viii] + 184pp. Engraved port. frontis., diagrams. Some light browning, ex.-libris Tho. Groon and Rowland Pudsey 1750, later blind embossed calf, some surface cracking with sl. loss to corners upper joint and head of spine.ESTC R22749.'An expanded edition of "The discovery of a world in the moone", originally published in 1638 (STC 25640). "A discourse concerning a new planet ..." has special t.p. and separate pagination ... Wing (2nd ed.), W2187.'ODNB '... Powerful and influential works of popularization, these books aimed to expound and defend the new world picture developed by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. The first book argued that the earth was not uniquely different from other heavenly bodies, while the second tried to remove philosophical and religious objections to the earth's motion and show how it might be physically possible ...'

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        Mechanicorum Libri Octo

      apud Anissonis, Joan Posuel et Claudium Rigaud, 1684. Mechanicorum Libri Octo. In quibus uno eodemque principio vectis vires Physice explicantur et Geometricè demonstrantur atque machinarum omnis generis componendarum methodus proponitur. Casati, Paolo (1617 - 1707). Lugduni, apud Anissonios, Joan Posuel et Claudium Rigaud, 1684. In - 4°, pergamena coeva con titolo sul dorso. (16), 799 pp., 1 f. bianco. con numerose figure e schemi in xilografia n.t. Carte con le usuali lievi arrossature, ma esemplare ben conservato. Edizione originale. Riccardi, I, 272. Roberts - Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p. 65: Casati's work is divided into eight books, the first devoted to the center of gravity. The second book discusses the causes of machine movement; the third, weight (including equilibrium); and the fourth, vector motion. Book five concern winches, book six combination pulleys, book seven wedges and percussion, and book eight discusses scerws. Barlow list Casati among the most distinguished authors on mehanics...

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         [LUXEMBOURG] Lucemburgi prospectus ad Thermas Mansfeldinas - Veuë de Luxembourg du costé des bains de Mansfeld.

      1684 520 x 948 mm. Estampe gravée par N. Bonnart d'après un dessin de van der Meulen, figurant la ville de Luxembourg le 3 juin 1684, lorsqu'elle fut conquise par le maréchal de Créquy pour le compte de Louis XIV. Peintre d'origine bruxelloise, Adam Frans van der Meulen était spécialisé dans la peinture de batailles. Appelé à Paris par Charles Le Brun, premier peintre de Louis XIV et directeur de la Manufacture des Gobelins, il fut nommé peintre du roi en 1664 par Colbert. Il immortalisa de nombreuses conquêtes du Roi-Soleil qu'il accompagna lors de ses nombreuses campagnes. L'œuvre gravé de cet artiste forme une suite de 152 planches dans la collection connue sous le nom de Cabinet du Roi.

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        L'homme de cour traduit de l'espagnol de Baltasar Gracian par le sieur Amelot de la Houssaie.

      Paris, Veuve Martin & Jean Boudot, 1684.In-12 de [72]-311-[11] pages, plein veau brun, dos à nerfs orné de filets et fleurons dorés, coupes décorées, coins frottés, coiffe inférieure et deux coins frottés, pâle trace d'humidité en tête des derniers feuillets. Première traduction française publiée au format in-4, et comme ici, au format in-12. La première édition espagnole est parue en 1646. Un classique.

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        Les aphorismes d'Hippocrate

      traduits nouvellement en françois suivant la vérité du texte grec, avec un mélange de paragraphes d'éclaircissement es lieux plus obscurs et la clef de cette doctrine par le moyen de la circulation du sang & d'autres nouvelles découvertes de ce siècle en anatomie et chymie. Ouvre nécessaire aux médecins, chirurgiens & apoticaires,& utile à plusieurs autres sortes de personnes,curieuses et sçavantes comme l'avis au lecteur le montre amplement.In 12 plein cuir fauve raciné à nerfs, titre et caissons dorés, tire, XXXIV, 316 pages, tranches jaspées.A Lyon chez Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier 1684.Une pâle mouillure en partie inférieure,sans gravité,pratiquement à tout le volume.Complet du sommaire des sentimens de L. Meyssonnier, extraits des œuvres sur les comètes de 1664 à 1665 dont les effets dureront dix neuf ans,& le moyen de remédier aux maladies qui en peuvent provenir.

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        Histoire des Juifs, en 5 volumes.

      Eugène Henry Frick, Bruxelles 1684 - De antiquitez jusdaiques, traduites par Arnauld d'Andilly. Cinq volumes, reliure cuir vélin, qques illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Teatro brittanico o vero Historia della Grande Brettagna. Cioè, dello stato antico, e presente, spirituale, e temporale; guerre campali, e navali, civili, & esterne: paci, leghe, trattati, confederazioni, pretenzioni, negoziati, matrimoni, & euvenimenti, politici, & ecclesiastici, sino à questi tempi...

      Per Abramo Wolfgang, 1684. Cinque volumi di cm. 15,5, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Fregi tipografici a ciascun frontespizio. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati. Esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Vasta ed interessante compilazione storica del poligrafo Leti. Non citata da Piantanida e da altre bibliografie; si tratta infatti di una delle opere meno comuni del Leti, soprattutto quando completa ed in tale stato di conservazione.

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        Genua mird durch die Frankosische Flotta mit Femer beangftiget, im Monat Majo 1684.

      1684. Veduta tratta dal "Theatrum Europae" del Merian. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Francoforte Frankfurt 395 310

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        Madame de MAINTENON répond à son cousin, lui donne des nouvelles de deux de ses enfants dont elle s'est chargée après le décès de sa femme. Elle souhaiterait lui voir prendre de la distance par rapport à ses idées religieuses, ce qui l'aiderait à "s'élever" auprès de ses supérieurs. " M. de Seignelay meurt d'envie de vous servir". Elle lui annonce "mon frère a une fille j'en ay esté ravie et je voudrais qu'il n'en eut point d'autre pour la marier en héritière si les bontés dont le Roi m'honore durent encore douze ans...On croit M la dauphine grosse / la Cour n'a jamais été aussi grosse ni si occupée de se divertir / la paix va nous en laisser le loisir / je serais à souhait si je pouvais jouir de mon bonheur avec vous / on ne peut y diner ni y avoir le moindre comerce sans déplaire / on [la Cour] pousse trop loin la question de votre religion et vous poussez aussi trop loin les préventions de votre enfance".

      Lettre autographe, signée trois fois de son PARAPHE (en tête, en fin de la troisième et de la cinquième page), datée Versailles, 16 juillet 1684. Adressé "A Monsieur de Villette", Philippe Le Valois, marquis de Villette Mursay, en huitième page.2 fois 4 pages in-4°, au filigrane blasonné, dont 5 pages de texte et une pour l'adresse. Quelques usures aux plis anciennement renforcés du second folio sans atteinte au texte. Document très lisible et en très bon état. Madame de Maintenon a épousé secrètement le Roi (10 octobre 1683) qui s'apprête à révoquer l'Edit de Nantes et le remplacer par l'Edit de Fontainebleau (18 octobre 1685). La religion réformée est interdite en France. Philippe Le Valois (1632-1707) est officier de marine et sert dans la Marine royale. C'est le petit fils d'Agrippa d'Aubigné et le cousin de Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon. Il est élevé dans la foi calviniste jusqu'à sept ans et la gardera sa vie durant. Il se marie en 1662 avec une jeune fille catholique Marie-Anne Hippolyte de Chateauneuf qui lui donne quatre enfants. En 1680, le père navigant depuis deux ans, Madame de Maintenon se charge de l'aîné des garçons Philippe (1667-1706) et de la plus jeune des filles, Marthe-Marguerite (1673-1729) qui épousera (1686) Anne Comte de Caylus. M. de Seignelay (Jean-Baptiste Colbert de Seignelay et de Chateauneuf sur Cher, Baron de Lignières, 1651-1690), fils aîné de Jean Baptiste Colbert, après avoir assisté son père, deviendra Secrétaire d'Etat à la Marine. Madame de Maintenon qui n'a pas d'enfant, aura pour héritière de sa fortune et de sa résidence, le château de Maintenon, sa nièce, Françoise Amable d'Aubigné (1684-1739), qui épousera le Duc Louis de Noailles.La "Correspondance" a été reéditée en 1931, cette lettre y figure, et a permis de bonnes corrections. (Joint une page dactylographiée d'informations provenant d'un collectionneur). Les historiens se sont beaucoup interrogés sur le rôle effectif joué par Mme de Maintenon, accusée de tous les maux. En ce qui concerne précisément la révocation de l'édit de Nantes par l'édit de Fontainebleau, l'ensemble des historiens souscrit aujourd'hui à la démonstration résumée par François Bluche dans sa biographie de référence sur le grand roi :« La marquise de Maintenon se réjouit des conversions, quand elles lui semblent le résultat de la persuasion et de la douceur. Mais elle répugne à la contrainte envers ses anciens coreligionnaires. Seules une polémique outrancière, puis une légende sans fondement pourront faire croire qu'elle ait encouragé le monarque à la dureté. » Si elle pensait que les moyens tels que laugmentation des charges pouvaient donner quelque chose, elle préférait les voies de la persuasion : « Quant aux autres conversions, ajoutait-elle, vous nen sauriez trop faire. » Ces autres conversions étaient les conversions volontaires. Une des plus importantes et des meilleures lettres de sa correspondance. Rare.

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        BUCANIERS OF AMERICA: Or, a true Account of the Most remarkable Assaults Committed of late years upon the Coasts of The West-Indies, By the Bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, Both English and French. Wherein are contained more especially, The unparallel'd Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sack'd Puerto Velo, burnt Panama, &c. Written originally in Dutch, by John Esquemeling, one of the Bucaniers, who was present at those Tragedies, and thence translated into Spanish, by Alonso de Bonne-maison, Doctor of Physick, and Practitioner at Amsterdam. Now faithfully rendered into English [with] BUCANIERS OF AMERICA. The Second Volume. Containing the Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others; perfomred upon the Coasts of the South Sea, for the space of two years, &c. From the Original Journal of the said Voyage. Written by Mr. Basil Ringrose, Gent. Who was all along present at those transactions

      London: Printed for William Crooke, at the Green Dragon with-out Temple-bar, 1684, 1685. Two volumes in one. The first edition in English of each volume, with Volume II being the first appearance in any language. With 25 engraved portraits, views, and maps, four of them folding, as well as maps and coastal profiles in the text of volume two. 4to, full crimson crushed morocco, very handsomely designed with elaborate gilt panel designs and central gilt devices in the compartments of the spine, lettered in gilt in two compartments, the covers with a triple filet borders enclosing a triple gilt fillet frame with floral tools at the corners, elaborate gilt dentelle turn-ins, all edges gilt, by Lloyd. [12] Title and To the reader, 115, 151, 124, [11] Table, [13] To the reader, 212, [17] Table, [7] ads. A very fine, very pleasing and especially well preserved copy. RARE FIRST EDITION OF BOTH VOLUMES AND THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE BUCCANEERS. A COPY IN UNUSUALLY FINE CONDITION. "Perhaps no book in any language was ever the parent of so many imitations, and the source of so many fictions as this" (Sabin). Here are the exploits of Henry Morgan, who sacked Panama and absconded without dividing the booty--a transgression of the pirate's honor that Esquemeling could not applaud; here also the vicious Francis L'Ollonois, who tore out the hearts from his still-living victims and ate them; here are countless tortures and robberies, raids and rampages, as related by a reliable witness. For Esquemeling was himself a pirate: he had been sold into slavery in the West Indian plantations, beaten, tortured, and nearly starved to death, and "so I determined, not knowing how to get any living, to enter into the order of the pirates or robbers of the sea." His career lasted from 1666 until he saw the error of his ways and withdrew from the profession in 1672. "Esquemeling's book gives a very reliable account of the principal exploits of the buccaneers down to their final disappearance, with the notable exception of their adventures in the South Sea, of which he makes no mention. This defect is, however, amply supplied by the journal of Mr. Basil Ringrose [which comprises the second volume here]. Ringrose in the capacity of pilot personally took part in Sharp's voyage and was killed in a plundering raid; his account is extremely curious and accurate" (from the Introduction to the 1898 reprint). The BUCANIERS OF AMERICA is the foundation of any pirate collection, an important part of any collection of voyages, and a seminal piece of Americana.

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        Idea del principe politico christiano (...). Rappresentata con bellissime imprese (...). Trasportata dalla lingua spagnuola dal Sig. Dottor Paris Cerchiari.

      1684 1Petit in-12, demi-veau brun à coins, dos à 5 nerfs guillochés, garnis de fleurons et roulettes dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, tranches mouchetées (rel. fin XIXème), titre frontispice, (24), 753 p., 103 emblèmes gravés dans le texte. Venetia, il Brignan, 1684. Précoce traduction italienne de Idea de un príncipe político cristiano', illustrée de 103 gravures emblématiques sur cuivre et d'un beau titre-frontispice signé "S. Isabella P. F." (Elisabetta Piccini, Venise 1646 - 1734).Homme d'État et diplomate espagnol du Siècle d'or, lauteur est considéré comme le plus grand politique du règne de Philippe IV. Composé pour l'éducation de l'infant Balthasar, fils de Felipe IV, cet essai est loeuvre principale de Saavedra Fajardo, "grand classique des emblèmes politiques", et lun des traités les plus importants de la philosophie politique au XVIIe s., rapidement traduit dans les principales langues européennes.(Palau y Dulcet 283473. Pour autre éd. Cf. Praz, Studies in 17th c. imagery, p. 483-484 et Châtelain, Livres d'emblèmes et de devises, p. 147).Court de marges avec perte de quelques caractères.Exemplaire très frais.

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        La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas [Ensemble] George Dandin ou le mari confondu [Ensemble] L'Imposteur ou le Tartuffe [Ensemble] Monsieur de Pourceaugnac [Ensemble] Les Fascheux [Ensemble] Sganarelle ou Le Cocu imaginaire [Ensemble] L'Impromptu de Versailles

      Chez Jacques le Jeune et chez Henri Wetstein, 1684. - Chez Jacques le Jeune et chez Henri Wetstein, à Amsterdam 1684, 1693, 1693, 1684, 1693, 1693 et 1684, in-12 (7,5x13cm), 32pp. ; 60pp. ; 96pp. ; 72pp. ; 60pp. ; 35pp. (1p.) ; 35pp. (1p.), 7 textes en 1 volume. - vincolanti contemporanea in pieno vitello marrone, torna con cinque nervi decorati con scatole e ornamenti dorati e una camera sotto marocchino rosso, ruote dorate sui tagli, pregiati pizzi contreplats di coaching d'oro, tutto rosso spruzzato bordi . - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition elzévirienne à la sphère pour tous les textes de ce recueil factice. Quatre frontispices non signés. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau brun, dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, roulette dorée sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Mors frottés et fendus sur quelques centimètres, quatre coins émoussés, coiffes de tête et de queue accidentées avec petits manques. Ex-dono à la plume sur la page de titre.

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        C. Cornelius Tacitus, Jaarboeken en Historien, ook zyn Germanië, en 't leeven van J. Agricola, in 't Hollandsch vertaalt door den Heer Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft.

      Amsterdam, By Hendrik Boom, en de Weduwe van Dirk Boom, 1684. Folio. (XL),528,(4),11;(72) p., 14 engraved portraits & 8 double historical plates. Vellum 33 cm (Ref: Geerebaert 137,5,II; OiN 359; Schweiger 2,1028) (Details: Back with 6 raised bands; short title in second compartment; covers with blind ruled borders and central ornament; title in red & black; woodcut printer's mark on title, depicting Ceres and Flora under a palmtree (Boom means tree); the banner at their feet reads: I.V.S. A.W. H.D.B., which means: 'Johannes Van Someren, Abraham Wolfgangk, Hendrik en Dirk Boom'; woodcut initials, 14 magnificent full-page portraits of Roman emperors engraved by A. Vaillandt, and 8 double-page battle and rural scenes engraved by I. Mulder; woodcut initials) (Condition: Vellum somewhat soiled; front joint starting to crack for 2 cm; 3 small red inkstains on the frontcover) (Note: The Dutch Renaissancist poet, playwright and historian Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, 1581-1647, may be considered the founder of the literature of Holland's Golden Age. His style is not easily accessible, and often shows a sentence structure derived from Latin. Ca. 1630 he started with his translation into Dutch of works of the Roman historian Tacitus, 56-117 A.D. These translations of the 'Annales', 'Historiae', 'Germania' and the 'Agricola' were posthumely published in 1684 by his able biographer Geeraert Brandt, 1626-1685. Hooft, in who the genius of Tacitus had arisen, according to Brandt, was not satisfied with the previously published translations, and decided to make a translation of his own which suited the style of the Roman historian better. Hooft however never found time to publish his translation. In the preface Brandt tells that the manuscript with the translations came into his hands by chance, long after the death of Hooft. He then decided to rescue them from oblivion, and to publish them, ca 50 years after Hooft had begun to translate Tacitus. In the same year the firm of Boom brought also a cheaper and smaller quarto-edition on the market. According to Geerebaert, this folio-edition was printed first.) (Provenance: On the front pastedown the bookplate of 'J. Maas', designed by the graphic artist Albert Pieter Hahn, 1877-1918) (Collation: (a) - (c)-4, (d) - (g)-2; A - 3N-4, 3O-6, 3P - 3S-4, 3T-6, 3V - 3X-4; A - S-2 (S2 verso blank) (Photographs on request)

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        Verhandelinge van het Podagra En Vliegende Jicht ; . Item De Chineese en Japanse Wisje om door het branden von Moxa wn het steken met een Goude Naald , . (Rangaku. Acupuncture.)

      - Amsterdam. By Jan ten Hoon, Boekverkooper, tegen over't oude Heere Longement, 1684, 8°, XVI, 301 (p.286-287 mispag. 186-187), (1); XVIII pp., engraved frontispiece, contemp. vellum; fine. Rare - First Edition of "Verhandeling van het podagra en vliegende jicht; waar in des zelfs ware oorzaak en zekere genezingen werden voorgestelt. Als ook een korte beschrijving van de krachten des melks, toonende dat des zelfs voedsel, zoo voor gesonde als ongesonde, ( voornamelijk in het PODADRA) zeer dienstig is. Door Stephanus Blankaart. Item de Chineesche en Japansche wijse om door het branden van Moxa en het steken met een Goude Naald, alle ziekten en voornamelijk het podagra te genesen , door den Heer W. ten Rhyne. - - The half titles or 'tussentitels' run as follows: G2: 'VERHANDELINGE van de VLIEGENDE JICHT, ARTHRITIS VAGA Gezegt, Door Steph. BLANKAART M.D.'; (L8): 'BESCHRYVINGE van PHILIPP. Jac. SACHS à LEWENHEIMB, Achtende dat de MELK Een troost der PODAGRISTEN is.'; N5: 'BRIEFS-GEWYSE VERHANDELINGE Aan den HEER PILET Tot PARYS Wegens 't groote gebruik der MELK Zoo voor de Gezonde als Ongezonde, voornamentlijk in het PODAGRA; BETOONENDE dat de MELK het aldergesondste voedsel des werelds is.': (R8): 'CHINEESE en JAPANSE Wyze om allerlei Ziekten door het BRANDEN van MOXA En het STEKEN met een GOUDE NAALD Zekerlijk te Genesen. Beschreven door den Hoog-geleerden en Wijd-beroemden HEER WILHELMUS ten RHYNE. Med. doct. &c. &c. Op BATAVIA in OOST-INDIEN.' - - One of the first works dealing exclusively with gout, with appended the rare treatise of Wilem Ten Rhyne (1649-1700) on acupuncture taken from Japanese and Chines sources. - - Also one of the earliest descriptions of Japanese acupunture in the West and the first one in Dutch. Published only a year later as the Description by ten Rhyne in Latin. Ten Rhyne was resident physician at Deshima. - - " Als Anhang des Buches v. Stephen Blankaart ' Verhandeling . Podagra, 1684 ' teilt der holländische Arzt Wilhelm ten Rhyne, der im Jahre 1673 nach Nagasaki kam auf Verlangen des Kaisers, der ihn über seine Gesundheit consultieren wollte folgende Selbstbeobachtung über Moxa mit : Liese ich mich auff die Japanische Manier , mit dem Moxa brennen und also auff beyden Seiten des Nabels. 3 grosse Brandstichen setzen." Esso. (Janus, 1941/45. p. 127. nr. 45. 1941 in Janus). - - "For many decades the Jesuit translations mentioned above were the only information coming directly from the motherland of Chinese medicine. Once again we have to turn to Japan as an important stage of East-West interaction. - - Under the (probably false) impression that the shogun (emperor) had requested a highly qualified European physician, the Dutch East India Company decided to dispatch Dr Willem Ten Rhijne to Japan. Ten Rhijne was especially chosen for this task, and he engaged in a great deal of preparation. Before leaving Batavia in 1674 he met Buschof, who asked for more information about moxa. He also talked to Cleyer, who during these years was involved in the shipments of herbs and medical instruments to Nagasaki. - - In Japan, Ten Rhijne managed to acquire a copy of the "Illustrated manual explaining acupuncture and moxibustion with the aid of the bronze figure and its acu-points" (Tongren shuxue zhenjiu jing). This was one of the most influential Chinese classics on acupuncture, and had been written by Wang Weiyi in the eleventh century. Ten Rhijne also studied moxa and collected samples of Japanese medicaments and acupuncture needles. As he had friends in England, his Latin manuscripts about the treatment of gout with moxa, the cure of diseases with needles, and the system of acutracts and channels were printed in London in 1683. - - Obviously, Ten Rhijne wrote his manuscript solely based on the explanations given to him by Motoki Shôdayu and Iwanaga Sôko, two interpreters at the Dutch trading post in Nagasaki. They could read his Chinese book, but only by use of a complex technique of transposing . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1684 Rare Anglican Sparrow Documents King Edward VI James I Charles I Elizabeth

      London : Printed for Blanch Pawlet, 1684 - 1684 Rare Anglican Sparrow Documents King Edward VI James I Charles I Elizabeth Anthony Sparrow (1612 – 1685) was an English Anglican priest. He was Bishop of Norwich and Bishop of Exeter. Main author: Anthony Sparrow; Church of England. Title: A collection of articles, injunctions, canons, orders, ordinances, and constitutions ecclesiastical : with other publick records of the Church of England, chiefly in the times of K. Edward VI, Q. Elizabeth, K. James, & K. Charles I : published to vindicate the Church of England and to promote uniformity and peace in the same : also, two tables of the principal matters, the one to the English, the other to the Latine. Published: London : Printed for Blanch Pawlet ., 1684. Language: English Notes & contents: • Engraved frontispiece of “the Seales of Armes of the Bishops of England” o 27 figures FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 406 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed for Blanch Pawlet ., 1684. Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $750 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        S. Rom. Imperii Circuli Et Electoratus Bavariae Cum Finitimis Accurata Delineatio. Die Zahlen von 1. bis 28 beziechen sich auf die 28 Blätter der Grossen Chartten. Ge. Phil. Finckh C. et secr. Frising. Revidit filius 1684':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Philippus Finckh (Finkh; Finck), dat. 1684, 37 x 30,5 Nicht bei Cartographia Bavariae! - Hier wird nur die große, 28 blättrige, Karte von Finckh genannt. - Zeigt Nieder- u. Oberbayern sowie die Oberpfalz. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfbanderole und weiteren seitlichen Banderolen mit den Herrschaftsnamen und Daten. - Unten rechts bayrischen Löwen mit Wappen; links daneben Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Am Rand unten links Maßstab. - Seltene Karte!

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        Carte du premiere periode du monde depuis Adam Jusque «A Moise ou l«on voit la chronologie & la genealogie des premieres patriarches.

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham (-1743) Amsterdam; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1720 1684 - Artist: Chatelain, Henri Abraham (1684-1743) Amsterdam; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1720; - Condition: ; Map shows the "old" world in a hemisphere with the genealogical tree of the holy apostle

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        Les Comparaisons des grands hommes de l'Antiquité, qui ont excellé dans les belles Lettres

      Chez François Muguet, 1684. - Chez François Muguet, à Paris 1684, in-4 (18,5x25cm), xxviij ; 305pp. (20) 388pp. (12), deux tomes reliés en un volume. - Edition originale, rare, parue anonymement, citée par Barbier dans son Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque du Conseil d'Etat. Plein veau brun de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Coiffe de tête élimée, même chose pour la coiffe de queue. Epidermures. Une pâle mouillure marginale.Le père Rapin, entré chez les jésuites en 1639 fut, outre un poète latin apprécié de son temps, un critique, un historien et un théologien. La méthode de la comparaison ou de la confrontation entre deux oeuvres ou deux personnages fut souvent utilisée au XVIIe, l'auteur ainsi étudie des doublons comme Démosthène et Ciceron, Homère et Virgile, Thucidide et Tite-Live, Platon et Aristote, opposant à chaque fois deux grands personnages d'une même discipline, deux oeuvres, deux pensées. Cette première partie est suivie de Réflexions sur les 4 parties qui forment les belles-lettres : la poétique, l'éloquence, l'histoire et la philosophie ; l'ensemble de ces dissertations suivent une conception aristotélicienne du discours. Bien que ce type d'oeuvres sur les écrivains de l'Antiquité eut de nombreux suiveurs, il faut reconnaître à Rapin un sérieux éminent et une grande connaissance de son sujet ; il constitue un témoignage éloquent de ce que furent les belles-lettres au XVIIe siècle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, parue anonymement, citée par Barbier dans son Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque du Conseil d'Etat. Reliure en plein veau brun de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Coiffe de tête élimée, même chose pour la coiffe de queue. Epidermures. Une pâle mouillure marginale. Le père Rapin, entré chez les jésuites en 1639 fut, outre un poète latin apprécié de son temps, un critique, un historien et un théologien. La méthode de la comparaison ou de la confrontation entre deux oeuvres ou deux personnages fut souvent utilisée au XVIIe, l'auteur ainsi étudie des doublons comme Démosthène et Ciceron, Homère et Virgile, Thucidide et Tite-Live, Platon et Aristote, opposant à chaque fois deux grands personnages d'une même discipline, deux oeuvres, deux pensées. Cette première partie est suivie de Réflexions sur les 4 parties qui forment les belles-lettres : la poétique, l'éloquence, l'histoire et la philosophie ; l'ensemble de ces dissertations suivent une conception aristotélicienne du discours. Bien que ce type d'oeuvres sur les écrivains de l'Antiquité eut de nombreux suiveurs, il faut reconnaître à Rapin un sérieux éminent et une grande connaissance de son sujet ; il constitue un témoignage éloquent de ce que furent les belles-lettres au XVIIe siècle.

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