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        Opera, quae sunt publici juris, omnia. Ad manuscriptos codices plures, nec-non ad editiones antiquiores & castigatiores emendata, aucta, & in unum omnia volumen nunc primum collecta.

      Apud Guillelmum Desprez 1684 - - Apud Guillelmum Desprez, Parisiis (Paris) 1684, In 4 (19x25,5cm), (26) 672 119pp. (36), Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition, joliment orné de bandeaux, cul-de-lampe et lettrines. A condition de considérer que le mythographe Fulgentius et l'évêque soient bien une seule personne, cette édition ne retient que les oeuvres théologiques de Saint Fulgent. Un index alphabétique très utile se trouve en fin d'ouvrage.Plein Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné, avec semis d'étoiles. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Accidents avec manque au sommet des coiffes. Coikns émoussés. Une trace de mouillure en début d'ouvrage en marge droite, sur le coin supérieur, sans atteinte au texte.Fulgentius (468-533), est célèbre parmi les pères de l'église pour sa vie pieuse et exemplaire, il fut d'abord moine, puis abbé et ensuite évêque de Ruspe en Tunisie, alors sous la domination d'un roi arien. Outre ses épîtres et sa réflexion sur la vraie foi, l'oeuvre de Fulgent est reconnu pour son combat contre l'arianisme, et les sectarisme du temps tels que le pélagisme et le nestorianisme. (26) 672 119pp. (36) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of the Council of Trent : in eight books, whereunto is prefixt a discourse containing historical reflexions on councils, and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not oblig'd ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Edward Evets at the Green Dragon, and Henry Faithorne and John Kersey at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1684, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: The history of the Council of Trent : in eight books, whereunto is prefixt a discourse containing historical reflexions on councils, and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not oblig'd to submit ... ... thereto / written in French by Peter Jurieu, Doctour and Professour of Divinity ; and now done into EnglishVery good copy in the original, full, blind-ruled aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description [2], cxx, 608 p., [1] leaf of plates. Notes Translation of Abrege de l'histoire du Concile de Trente. Other names Faithorne, William, 1616-1691. Related item Referenced by: ESTC R12857. Referenced by: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), J1203. Subjects; Catholic Church - History - Early works to 1800. Council of Trent (1545-1563) - History. Reformation - Early works to 1800. Councils and synods - History - Early works to 1800.

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        Dissertatio lithologica variis observationibus et figuris illustrata.

      - Londoni, Typis Joannis Bringhurst, 1684, 12°, (16), 137 pp., 1 p. Errata, 1 p., 6 gfefalt. Kupfertaf., Ledereinband d.Zt.; trotz des erneuerten Rücken ein feines und frisches Exemplar. Rare first Edition of this important book on lithotomy! - Groenvelt, Joannes (bap. 1648, d. 1715/16), physician and surgeon, was baptized on 14 May 1648 in the Reformed church of Deventer in the Dutch province of Overijssel; he was the only surviving son of Frans Groenevelt and Goedekin ter Klocken. In mid-January 1666 he matriculated into the well-regarded local 'Illustre School'; in September 1667 he matriculated in medicine at the University of Leiden. Apparently because of the epidemic that occurred in Leiden at the end of the summer of 1669, which forced the university to close for a time, Groenevelt migrated to Utrecht to complete his medical studies, defending his thesis, 'De calculo vesicae', and taking his degree, on 18 March 1670. Perhaps after a visit to France, Groenevelt moved to Amsterdam, where he joined the Collegium Medicum and married Cristina de Ruijter (c.1650-1713) on 4 March 1672. He also entered into a joint practice with the Amsterdam city surgeon Henricus Velthuys, who had an especially good reputation for surgically removing bladder stones. When Velthuys died in May 1674 he left his instruments to Groenevelt, and urged him to take up surgical practice himself. - Groenevelt may have served as physician to the newly liberated Dutch garrison at Grave in October 1674. Then, late in the year, or early in 1675, he and his wife arrived in London. On 5 May 1675 their first child, Franciscus, was baptized at the Dutch church at Austin Friars, and on 24 June Groenevelt obtained his papers of denization from the English crown. Another son, Elias, was baptized at Austin Friars on 4 November 1677, and a daughter,Christina, on 2 April 1679. The family resided in Throgmorton Street, just around the corner from the church. Groenevelt published a version of his medical thesis as Lithologia: a Treatise of the Stone and Gravel (1677). In the spring of 1682 he helped the Royal Society to publish an important work by one of his old friends from Deventer, Willem ten Rhijne. He joined the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 2 April 1683 as a licentiate, and in 1684 published his Dissertatio lithologica, which became well regarded in England and on the continent, with a second edition in 1687. In 1686 he signed a contract with John Browne, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, London, to train him in removing bladder stones using his methods (although Browne brought suit in 1687 for breach of contract, with Groenevelt counter-suing). On 12 August 1687 Groenevelt joined with four other licentiates of the college in the 'repository', a group practice in King's Street, where they took turns seeing patients and selling medications from a large stock they collected and compounded on site; each also took it in turn to visit the sick in their homes for one week. To bring in custom, the group published The Oracle for the Sick (1687), which contained a series of medical questions mimicking the questions that a doctor would ask on seeing a patient, which could be filled out and sent to the repository through the penny post system; remedies and instructions on use would be sent in return. The members of the Repository practice drew censures from the Royal College of Physicians, but they seem to have prospered. Groenevelt also published Arthritology, or, A Discourse of the Gout (1691), in which he claimed to have found a new and better way of treating gout and the many other diseases caused by faults in the juices of the blood. - It may have been hearing of Groenevelt's new remedy that caused Suzanna Withall to seek his assistance in the summer of 1693; but on 27 July 1694 she and supporting witnesses complained to the censors of the Royal College of Physicians that his pills had left her an invalid. The censors found him guilty of malpractice for . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Experiments and Considerations About the Porosity of Bodies in Two Essays.

      Printed for Sam. Smith at the Prince's Arms in S. Pauls Church-Yard., London, 1684, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Very GoodSize: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, Leather covers with four bands on spine. [4] 145p. Inked owner name on front stuckdown, with some colour bleed to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to covers, almost no age spots, 2cm pencilled line in margin of 44. Clean copy with tight binding. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a seventeenth century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor. He is known not only as one of the founders of modern chemistry but also as a pioneer of the modern experimental method. 154g.

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        Amerique Septemtrionale [sic] . [upper left sheet of:] Carte Universelle du Monde vulgairement dite la Mappemonde.

      M.elle Du Val, Fille de l'Auteur, Paris 1684 - Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Rare separate issue of the North American sheet from Du Val's 1679 world map. According to Shirley, each of the four sheets which comprise this very rare wall map were published separately. "Each sheet, as issued, originally contained its own title and key which could be trimmed off when the four sheets were joined to form a single large map" (Shirley). The present copy of the North American sheet includes such a title, present in the area below the equator which is marked by a line of gradients indicating where the map would have been trimmed had it been assembled with other sheets as a wall map. The depiction of America is quite interesting. The map is largely based on previous mappings by Sanson and includes the trade routes across the Pacific. California is depicted as an island and a speculative aspect also dominates the portrayal of the rest of the American Southwest, such as the labelling of the mythical land of "Quivira" on the mainland, and the depiction of the Rio Grande as having its source in the fictitious "Lac de Conibas". Wagner notes the map for its cartography of the northwest coast, describing it as a "Sanson map with the Terre de Iesso or Eso between the Destroit d'Anian next to California and the Destroit de Vriez" (Wagner). The depiction of the American Northeast is somewhat more progressive than that shown by Sanson: New York (i.e. Nouvelle Holande), Boston, Virginia and Maryland are each specifically named. Most of the American Southeast is shown as a part of the great Spanish territory of "Floride," which extends north into the Carolinas. Interestingly, this map seems to have included a rhetorical device intended to promote the idea of a Northwest Passage, with the route of an anonymous voyage through the Northwest Passage shown, dated 1665 and terminating in Button's Bay. At roughly the same time as the present map (i.e. the world map from which this comprises the upper left corner), Du Val also issued a four sheet map of North and South America ("L'Amerique Suivant les derniers Relations avec les Routes que l'on tient pour Les Indes Occidentales"). Cartographically, the mappings are quite similar. Two issues of the world map were produced, this being from the second dated 1684. Shirley, Mapping the World 489; Wagner Cartography of the Northwest Coast 424. Not in Burden, The Mapping of North America or Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada.

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        The Arraignment, Tryal & Condemnation Of Algernon Sydney

      Benj. Tooke, London, 1684, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good-, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionSize: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall, Book measures 12 1/4 x 8". Collation is folio. The item is designated in the notes that accompanied it, and compares accurately with Wing A3754. The prior owners notes (Wings are penciled in the margin of the title page) reference "McAlpin 30.1 x 19.2 cm, (1) 67p. portr. frontisp, appointment of printer on flyleaf." As is our custom the grade may be thought of as a compromise between the newish hardcovers and the understandably aged text, hopefully the listed attributes will answer for specifics.This is a large format pamphlet placed in hardcovers, and has no frontispiece, the original text commences with the title page followed by the 1st page of text, collation code 'B'. Text concludes at page 67, final collatition on page 65 code 'S'. It is preceded and followed by tan replacement endsheets. The text, with predictable waviness and minor foxing is mildly age darkened at what look to be its natural, uncut (post assembly) edges. Title page has postage stamp size section missing at lower corner, text has the odd mild stain and corrected dog ear, all fairly mild. Title page also has edge flecking/edge darkening, and more mildly so, the sheet following.There is much variation in the finished size of the leaves (perhaps 1/16th inch) and surely as made. The spine label is done in gilt on black and spine has trace of sunfade especially at top. Board are dark blue cloth. It is now stored air tight under low light. Foto of the book will follow shortly, Book

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        Hudibras in Three Parts. Corrected with Several Additions and Annotations

      Henry Herringman, 1684, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, 1st Editionpart 1 originally published in 1663, part 2 in 1664 and part 3 in 1678. this is the first appearance of all 3 together. original boards are worn and the hinges have cracked and been repaired. 2 previous owner's signatures. age related marks and small tears. raised bands to the spine. no label on spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Inventory No: 13em.

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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.

      London: William Crooke, 1684. - [12],115,151,[1],124,[11]pp., plus four engraved portraits (including frontispiece), four engraved plates (two folding), and the double-page engraved map of Panama. Small quarto. Early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine titles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Minor edge and corner wear, spine gilt rubbed. Inner margin of first two leaves strengthened, one plate trimmed and mounted, light foxing. Overall, a clean copy in very good condition. The first English edition of the first extensive account of the pirates of the West Indies, with all plates and map present. A fourth part was issued separately the following year. One of the most engaging examples of early British Americana, this work has served as the basis for countless novels, stories, and dramas, as well as establishing the popular legends of many famous pirates. One buccaneer, Sir Henry Morgan, followed a very modern course and sued the author for defamation. He was awarded £200 for damages. CHURCH 689. SABIN 23479. STEVENS, HISTORICAL NUGGETS 1002. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 684/54. WING E3894. HILL 578.

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        Hallelujah, Dat is: Godt in den Sondaar Verheerlijkt, Ofte Verhandelinge van het Grote Genadenwerk Godes in Christo, of van het Verbond der Genade, na den Ewigen Raad des Vredes tusschen God den Vader en den Soon, met den Sondaar aangegaan, en desselfs Bedeeling in 't oude en nieuwe Testament. Mitsgaders van het Saligmakende Gelove, en daar op vogende goederen, tot betragtinge der ware Godzaligheid. Vertaald door Wilhelm Vos.

      Amsterdam, Jan Bouman 1684. (48) 401 p. Opnieuw gebonden half Perkament, 4° (titelpagina in kopie, met aantekeningen in de marge in oud handschrift, DLV1-U20).

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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

      London: William Crooke, 1684.. [12],115,151,[1],124,[11]pp., plus four engraved portraits (including frontispiece), four engraved plates (two folding), and the double-page engraved map of Panama. Small quarto. Early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine titles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Minor edge and corner wear, spine gilt rubbed. Inner margin of first two leaves strengthened, one plate trimmed and mounted, light foxing. Overall, a clean copy in very good condition. The first English edition of the first extensive account of the pirates of the West Indies, with all plates and map present. A fourth part was issued separately the following year. One of the most engaging examples of early British Americana, this work has served as the basis for countless novels, stories, and dramas, as well as establishing the popular legends of many famous pirates. One buccaneer, Sir Henry Morgan, followed a very modern course and sued the author for defamation. He was awarded £200 for damages. CHURCH 689. SABIN 23479. STEVENS, HISTORICAL NUGGETS 1002. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 684/54. WING E3894. HILL 578.

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        Histoire de François I.

      Chez Arnout Leers 1684 - - Chez Arnout Leers, A La Haye 1684, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x15,8cm), xx 355pp. et (2) 355 -730 (1), relié. - Edition originale, assez rare. Plein Velin 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. xx 355pp. et (2) 355 -730 (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verantwoording voor de Christenen, Tegens de Heydenen. Als mede Minulii Felicis t'Samen-spraak tussen Octavius en Caecilius. Ook zijn hier achter by-gevoegt, de Brieven van Clemens Romanus, en Policarpus.

      Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertsz., en te Haarlem, Jan Gerritsz. Geldorp 1684. 5 stukken in een band (8, portret, 4) 183, 117, 73, 47 (12), 13 p. Origineel Perkament, 8°.

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        Dialogues de la santé. Nouvelle éd., rev. & corr.

      Desbordes, Amsterdam, Desbordes 1684 - Livre ancien 5, 206 pp. Un des livres de médecine les plus invraisemblables du XVIIe s. L'auteur a eu l'idée saugrenue d'imaginer un ouvrage en 12 dialogues, mettant en scène les organes humains, mais aussi des concepts (la prévention, le sommeil, la santé), ainsi qu'un médecin , conversant avec un malade, un sauvage, ou la nature. " On suppose que ce dialogue commence sur la fin d'un grand repas ". Le coeur : Non, je ne puis souffrir votre intempérance ni vos excès (.) L'estomac : Hélas, je croyois que ce fut à moy de me plaindre, car dans ces festins, je suis si peu en possession de faire mes volontez, qu'on n'écoute ni mes remontrances ni mes exclamations. Après un vif échange entre la prévention et les boyaux, le médecin discute avec le malade, ne trouvant point la Nature, il finit par la découvrir parmi les sauvages. Ce livre très étrange est d'une rareté insigne. C'est la raison pour laquelle, malgré le triste état de cet exemplaire nous avons choisi de le faire figurer dans ce catalogue. Condition : Petit in-12. en veau d'époque usagé, manque la coiffe de tête, mors fendu, sans le titre et le 1er feuillet de préface. -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Lettres de S. Augustin, traduites en Francois sur l'edition nouvelle. Des Peres Benedictins de la Congregation de S. Maur, ou elles sont rangées selon l'ordre des temps, revues et corrigees sur les anciens manuscripts, Et augmentées de quelques Lettres qui n'avoient pas encore paru: avec des notes sur les points d'histoire, de Chronogie, & autres qui peuvent avoir besoin d'éclaircissement.

      Paris, Jean Baptiste Coignard 1684. 6 volumes, (66) 608 (32), (12) 668 (48), (14) 630 (46), (16) 648 (41), (16) 662 (32), (16) 616 (38) p. Contemporary Leather, 8° (volume 2 rebacked).

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        THE HOLY BIBLE. [bound with] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS, COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE

      London: Printed by the Assigns of J. Bill, T. Newcombe and Hen. Hills, 1684, 1683; Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1683. n. Hardcover. 127 x 64 mm (5 x 2 1/2"). Two leaves (Eee3 and 4) bound in reverse order. Two separately published works bound in one volume. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND PAINTED, covers with an ornate design of drawer handle tools and flowers, most of these painted black or gray, raised bands, spine densely gilt in compartments, each with semi-circle at head and tail and wedge tool at side, both shapes filled with floral tools, the top spine end raised higher than the board edges in a stylized à la grecque design, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a velvet-lined modern maroon clamshell box with black morocco label. Engraved title page with architectural frame. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Gaspard Ernest Stroehlin showing Calvin preaching, with motto "Mente Libera" ("Free Mind"); early (binder's?) pin inserted behind the upper headband. Herbert 794; Wing B-2337; Wing B-2551B. Extremities a bit rubbed, spine a little crackled and with a tiny split at bottom, paint faded in several spots, gilt on front cover just slightly dulled, but the binding still extremely pleasing, with no significant wear. Title page with minor soil and corner crease, head margin trimmed a little close (no loss), otherwise fine internally, the text especially smooth, fresh, and clean. This is an uncommonly seen edition of English Scripture in a charming diminutive contemporary binding, adorned with typical Restoration floral and drawer handle tools and upgraded here to a more decorative altitude by the application of paint. Although some of that paint has been rubbed off from being in pious hands and pockets, the volume seems to have no restorations and is generally in remarkably good condition. A binding on a book printed in 1682 that is similar to ours and that perhaps has the same drawer handle and tulip tools appears as item #90 in Maggs Catalogue 1075, where it is attributed to the well-known "Devotional Binder," active from about 1670-85. The present Bible is one of several 24mo editions issued by the publisher in 1684, with Herbert classifying ours as the third variant. Former owner Ernest Stroehlin (1844-1907) was a Swiss minister and professor of church history at the University of Geneva.

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        Regale Sacerdotium Romano Pontifici Assertum et Quatuor Propositionibus Explicatum Auctore Eugenio Lomabardo, SS. Theologiae & J. V. Doctore

      Cyriandri Donati (Donat)/Sebastianus Trogus (recte Klosterdruckerei), (St. Gallen) 1684 - (4 Bl.), 589 S., (2 Bl.); Pergamentband der Zeit mit 2 funktionierenden Schließen m. E. späterer Zeit; Einband teils fleckig, Aussengelenk mit kl. Perforation, erste 4 Bl. fleckig; seltene Schrift des späteren Abtes zu St. Gallen (geb. 1644 in Mailand, gest. 1696 in Rom) in Erstausgabe, Drucker fingiert [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertatio lithologica variis observationibus et figuris illustrata.

      . Londoni, Typis Joannis Bringhurst, 1684, 12°, (16), 137 pp., 1 p. Errata, 1 p., 6 gfefalt. Kupfertaf., Ledereinband d.Zt.; trotz des erneuerten Rücken ein feines und frisches Exemplar.. Rare first Edition of this important book on lithotomy! - Groenvelt, Joannes (bap. 1648, d. 1715/16), physician and surgeon, was baptized on 14 May 1648 in the Reformed church of Deventer in the Dutch province of Overijssel; he was the only surviving son of Frans Groenevelt and Goedekin ter Klocken. In mid-January 1666 he matriculated into the well-regarded local 'Illustre School'; in September 1667 he matriculated in medicine at the University of Leiden. Apparently because of the epidemic that occurred in Leiden at the end of the summer of 1669, which forced the university to close for a time, Groenevelt migrated to Utrecht to complete his medical studies, defending his thesis, 'De calculo vesicae', and taking his degree, on 18 March 1670. Perhaps after a visit to France, Groenevelt moved to Amsterdam, where he joined the Collegium Medicum and married Cristina de Ruijter (c.1650-1713) on 4 March 1672. He also entered into a joint practice with the Amsterdam city surgeon Henricus Velthuys, who had an especially good reputation for surgically removing bladder stones. When Velthuys died in May 1674 he left his instruments to Groenevelt, and urged him to take up surgical practice himself. - Groenevelt may have served as physician to the newly liberated Dutch garrison at Grave in October 1674. Then, late in the year, or early in 1675, he and his wife arrived in London. On 5 May 1675 their first child, Franciscus, was baptized at the Dutch church at Austin Friars, and on 24 June Groenevelt obtained his papers of denization from the English crown. Another son, Elias, was baptized at Austin Friars on 4 November 1677, and a daughter,Christina, on 2 April 1679. The family resided in Throgmorton Street, just around the corner from the church. Groenevelt published a version of his medical thesis as Lithologia: a Treatise of the Stone and Gravel (1677). In the spring of 1682 he helped the Royal Society to publish an important work by one of his old friends from Deventer, Willem ten Rhijne. He joined the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 2 April 1683 as a licentiate, and in 1684 published his Dissertatio lithologica, which became well regarded in England and on the continent, with a second edition in 1687. In 1686 he signed a contract with John Browne, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, London, to train him in removing bladder stones using his methods (although Browne brought suit in 1687 for breach of contract, with Groenevelt counter-suing). On 12 August 1687 Groenevelt joined with four other licentiates of the college in the 'repository', a group practice in King's Street, where they took turns seeing patients and selling medications from a large stock they collected and compounded on site; each also took it in turn to visit the sick in their homes for one week. To bring in custom, the group published The Oracle for the Sick (1687), which contained a series of medical questions mimicking the questions that a doctor would ask on seeing a patient, which could be filled out and sent to the repository through the penny post system; remedies and instructions on use would be sent in return. The members of the Repository practice drew censures from the Royal College of Physicians, but they seem to have prospered. Groenevelt also published Arthritology, or, A Discourse of the Gout (1691), in which he claimed to have found a new and better way of treating gout and the many other diseases caused by faults in the juices of the blood. - It may have been hearing of Groenevelt's new remedy that caused Suzanna Withall to seek his assistance in the summer of 1693; but on 27 July 1694 she and supporting witnesses complained to the censors of the Royal College of Physicians that his pills had left her an invalid. The censors found him guilty of malpractice for giving cantharides internally, but one of the censors, Edward Tyson, prevented them from exacting a penalty. Further internal troubles in the college caused delays, but in April 1697 the censors fined Groenevelt 20 and sent him to Newgate prison. Groenevelt obtained release on habeas corpus, and permanent freedom because of the general pardon of William III after the death of Queen Mary. Supported by the London apothecaries and surgeons, he fought the censors by charging them in court with not having taken the necessary oaths, sued them for false imprisonment, and engaged in a publicity battle with them via pamphlets and the newspapers. The censors in turn helped Mrs Withall bring a civil suit against Groenevelt for 2000, although the jury found him not guilty at the conclusion of a six-hour trial on 7 December 1697. Groenevelt then sought further vindication by publishing De tuto cantharidum in medicina usu interno (1698). The case he had lodged against the censors became an issue in the House of Lords in the spring of 1698; his suit for false imprisonment failed in king's bench in June 1700, but created important precedent by placing courts such as the college's under the supervision of the courts of common law. Even though he was found not guilty, Groenevelt's practice declined, and in 1703 he also became deeply embroiled on the losing side of a bitter dispute within the church of Austin Friars. By 1710 he was rumoured to be going blind and to have shaking hands; he could no longer pay his dues to the college, and in December he became an object of its charity. His children had all died, and his wife apparently returned to Amsterdam, where she was buried in December 1713. Groenevelt tried to restore his reputation with A Compleat Treatise of the Stone and Gravel (1710), and wrote a medical textbook, Fundamenta medicinae scriptoribus in 1714, apparently for money. In 1714 he moved to St John's Priory, where he died, being buried outside the church of St James's, Clerkenwell on 15 January 1716. " - - See - Letters of Groenevelt, BL, Sloane collection, 2729, various folios; L. Celer, The late censors deservedly censured, and their spurious litter of libels against Dr Greenfield, and others, justly expos'd to contempt (1698) (Lysiponius Celer may be Groenevelt's pseudonym). The oath taken by the censors, who are the examiners of the college, before the president and the college, upon the day of their admission into their office (n.d., 1700?). Reasons humbly offered to the right honourable, the Lords spiritual and temporal in parliament, assembled, why Dr Thomas Burwell, Dr Richard Torlesse, Dr William Dawes, and Dr Thomas Gill should not be excused from the penalty of the act 25 Car. II (1700). A reply to the reasons against the censors of the college of physicians; for not qualifying themselves according to the statute of 25 Car. II (n.d., 1698?). A reply to the remarks upon the reasons, why the late censors should not be excus'd from the penalty of the 25 Car. II vindicating the reasons, and shewing the fallacy of the remarks (n.d., 1697?); H. J. Cook, Trials of an ordinary doctor: t)Joannes Groenevelt in 17th-century London (1994) - Archives; BL, letters CL Gemeente archief, Amsterdam Gemeente archief, Deventer Gemeente archief, Zutphen. Guildhall, London LMA PRO RCP Lond. Oxford University Press 2004-7 - - Benjamin Coll. No.293; Not in Kiefer Coll. (only Facism. Ed. "The grounds of physick, .. by John Greenfeld (1715)(=Jan Groeneveld))" from Museum of Urology);.

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        Vida de la Venerable Madre Sor Juana Francisca Fremiot, fundadora de la Orden de la Visitación de Santa María...que en francés escrivio...y en castellano Don Francisco de Cubillas

      Madrid, por Antonio de Zafra, 1684. 4to.; 8 hs., 420 pp., 3 hs. Encuadernación en piel marbreada con tejuelo, de la época. La Orden de la Visitación de Santa María es conocida en España como «las Salesas» y constituye uno de los más acabados modelos del Siglo de Oro en la búsqueda de la perfección religiosa femenina.

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        Inventa nov antiqua. Id est brevis Enarratic Ortus & Progressus Artis Medicae ; ac pracipue de Inventis vulgo novis, aut nuperrime in ea repertis. Subjicitur ejusdem Rerum Inventarum Onomasticon. Ad Virum Clariss. Jacobum Vallan.

      Amsterdam, Janssonio Waesbergios 1684.. 8°. Gest. Titel, Titelbl., 14 nn. Bll., 249 S., 3 nn. Bll., 85 S., mit e. Verlegermarke am Titelblatt, Initialen u. Schlussvignetten. Gut erhaltener Pergamentband d. Zeit, mit Rückenbeschriftung v. alter Hand, Buchschnitt rot gefärbt, etwas fleckig, Buchblock in gutem Zustand. Mit e. Besitzervermerk v. alter Hand (Bibl. Burckhard Helmstadii 1764) am vorderen Innendeckel.. BLC 6,157. Hirsch 1,110. Ferguson: Bibliographical notes on histories of invention and books of secrets 5,6ff. - A (1657-1712), niederländischer Gelehrter, Professor für Medizin, Geschichte u. Griechischen Sprache, erklärt in vorliegendem Werk, dass die meisten zeitgenössischen medizinischen Entdeckungen bereits in der Antike bekannt waren und erstellt im zweiten Teil des Werkes mit eigenem Titelblatt u. eigener Zählung "Rerum Inventarum Onomasticon" eine alphabetische Aufstellung jener Entdeckungen u. der dazugehörigen Zitate. A., der mütterlicherseits aus der Familie der bedeutenden Amsterdamer Druckerfamilie Janssonius stammte, verfügte sichtlich auch über ausgedehnte bibliographische Kenntnisse. Die "Inventa nov-antiqua" von Ferguson als "remarkable contribution to the history of discovery" bezeichnet, spielten zweifellos ihre Rolle in der zeitgenössischen Kontroverse ("Battle of Books") um wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen bzw. die wissenschaftliche Revolution als solche.

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        MEMORIAS HISTORICAS DE LOS MONARCAS OTHOMANOS, QUE ESCRIVIO EN LENGUA TOSCANA.

      Trad. Francisco de Olivares Murillo. Imp. Juan García Infanzón. Madrid, 1684 - . 29 cm. 6 h., 552 pág., 4 h. de índices. Texto a dos columnas. Portada con orla tipográfica. Cabeceras, capitulares y "culs-de-lampe" xilográficas. Enc. en piel, nervios, florones, tejuelo, cortes pintados, planos algo rozados. Papel levemente oscurecido en algunas páginas. * El traductor se refiere a Giovanni Sagredo como "uno de los mas esclarecidos sugetos, que ha tenido aquella Republica [Venecia], assi en la elegancia de el estilo con que vistiò el progresso de la Historia, como en la erudicion con que enriqueciò las Maximas Politicas en diversos empleos de Embaxadas, en las mas autorizadas Cortes de Europa, llenando de estimacion los interesses de su Patria". La obra se divide en trece libros y analiza los acontecimientos acaecidos durante el reinado de 22 monarcas, desde Otomano (año 1300) hasta Ebrain (1640). Palau 284935. CCPB 40713-5. Primera edición. Historia. Imperio otomano. Turquía. Història d'Europa Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Beschämte Geschenck-Fresser, nebenst einer treuhertzigen Warnung

      Germany 1684 - Contemporary vellum binding shows soiling to upper quarter, else clean and tight. Damp stain to upper portion of pages, else unmarked. Text in German. 28 pages. The famed jurist's discussion of the shame of bribery and corruption in the legal system of the Germany of the 1600's. Fritsch is considered to be the first German legal scholar. BOUND WITH THREE OTHER GERMAN LEGAL TEXTS OF THE PERIOD: A. M. Holtermann's "De nequitia advocatorum. Von Tücken und Bubenstücken der Advocaten und deren Gebet. Cum Judicio Defensivo Francisci Clientis ." (1684); Johann Wiederholdt's "Repraesentatio Judicis Muneribus Ac Donis Corrupti, Das ist: KurtzeAbbildung Eines durch Gaben und Geschencke Bestochenen Richters ." (1710); and "An statt der Vorrede Wird denen Advocaten und Procuratoren Die Ko¨nigl. Pohlnischen und Ko¨nigl. Preußischen Sehr scharffen Edicta vorgestellet, Wornach alle dero Landen wohnende Advocaten und Procuratores sich zu richten und zu achten haben." (circa 1723). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Asie/reveue et augmentée

      Paris 1684 - Pierre Duval was Nicholas Sanson's nephew, and his work was primarily editing and augmenting Sanson's innovative cartography. He and Hubert Jaillot were most important in bringing Sanson's work to the world, both in improved editions and in bringing to print previously unpublished manuscripts. This map of Asia bears the characteristic clarity and more "scientific" air of the 17th-century French map. Though many sites are mis-located, a vast amount of material has been examined and assessed. Most placenames represent geographical entities that currently exist or once existed. The rendition of the lower islands of Japan and the peninsula of Korea are improved over earlier studies. Details of the Great Wall of China are also visible. This map, dated 1684, was issued by Pierre's daughter, "Mlle." Duval, the year after his death. Pastoureau, Duval II E, (9). Engraved with period outline colour. Good condition, expertly repaired split at centerfold and parallel tear from the base. Mild toning due to age. Small crease lower left.

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        ANONYMI CUSJUSDAM SCRIPTUM ACCURATISSIMUM, CIRCA JUS NATURAE ET GENTIUM

      Irenopoli, 1684 - Contemporary full calf. 160 pp. Probably lacks three leaves of A-gathering. Leather binding worn, internally some browning. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus

      London - T. Basset, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell 1684 - A scarce edition of Adam Littleton's uncommon Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius. Needing some remedial work to the binding but with the orginal boards and spine. A good copy would be around 750, priced to allow for the work to the binding. The Four Parts are I. An English-Latine, II. A Latine-Classical, III. A Latine-Proper, and IV. A Latine-Barbarous. Adam Littleton, 1627 1694, was a Church of England clergyman, and philologist. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. After education, Littleton became usher at Westminster School, where he was later appointed second master. During this time Littleton published many texts on Greek and Latin grammar. During the 1660s, Littleton was appointed a chaplain in ordinary to Charles II. In 1664, he obtained the rectory of St Lukes in Chelsea. In 1670, he received a DD. Alongside his active preaching schedule, Littleton maintained his philological research and in 1678 published Linguae Latinae liber dictionarius quadripartitus, a huge Latin dictionary, which was published at least four times by his death, and several more times in the eighteenth century He was working on a Greek lexicon at the end of his life and read and annotated pieces in Hebrew, Chaldee, and Arabic. (DNB)Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The front board is held by the cords only, which could possibly detach during transit, even after careful packaging. The rear board is detached. There is significant wear to the extremities, including significant bumping and rubbing, with some discolouration and ink marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning, with intermittent spots. There are occasional handling and ink marks, with evidence of past worming to the rear. There are very occasional marginal ink annotations. Z4 has a closed tear across the centre of the page, 5Y3 and 5Z1 have small closed tears, and 5Y2 has a small section missing from the bottom of the page. There is an ink signature, a nameplate, and an ink stamp on the front pastedown, and an ink stamp on the title page. Overall the condition is good only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Confessionis Auricularis ex Antiquis Scripturae, Patrum, Pontificum, & Conciliorum monumentis, 1684...[BOUND WITH] De Frequentis et Eucharisticae Communionis Vsu Atque Utilitate Liber, Lutetiae; Edmundi Martini, 1653

      Lutetiae Parisiorum: Apud Viduam Edmundi Martini, 1684. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 7 x 5". [40], 406, [8, index] leaves. ...Bound with De Frequentis et Eucharisticae . 124pp, [1pp, index]. Nicely bound FIRST EDITION of Boileau's (1635-1716) history and necessity of confession. In a brown calf with plain boards, the spine having 4 raised bands with gilt device to center and bordering of double-lines and corner pieces to each compartment. Red spine label titled in gilt. Binding is solid and tight, with a cracked front hinge, rounded board corners. Bumping and wear to spine ends.Marbled page edges with matching marbled endpapers. Bookplate inside front cover and rear cover (identical bookplates) "Ex Libris Henrici Vanden Block, Pbtri & insignis Collegiatae Ecclesiae DD. Michaelis & Gudilae Bruxellis Capellani." Extensive old manuscript hand in French covering entire recto of first blank, and continuing to half of verso of same blank. Title page with printers device of man praying over an altar fire, with cherub in smoke above fire. Nice woodcut headpiece to initial Epistola. Seperate title page to De Frequentis Confessionis, with woodcut device of flower design. Interior near fine within a tightly bound solid binding. OCLC 23644940.

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        Osservazioni intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi.

      Per Piero Matini, all'insegna del Lion d'Oro,, in Firenze, 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Short Discourses upon the Whole Common Prayer, Designed to Inform the Judgement and Excite the Devotion of Such As Daily Use the Same

      Printed By Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell, London 1684 - Brown half leather bind. abraded, especially backstrip; spine base chipped; boards browned & scuffed; tp & frontis ils. not present; hinges cracked, though textblock tight w/in self; owners' names inked on ffep; inked dates on preface page; a few leaves bent at corners; front paste-down chipped; leaf edges, eps, some margins foxed, else a sturdy, clean volume. ; In later rebind. of brown half leather, w/ navy marbled boards; tp & frontis ils. absent. ; 12mo; 464 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of the Council of Trent : in eight books, whereunto is prefixt a discourse containing historical reflexions on councils, and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not oblig'd to submit

      London : Printed by J. Heptinsta, 1684-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Library rebind. 608pp complete. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings.

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        The Carpenters Joynt-Rule fitted with Lines variously and generally useful in meaning of Magnitudes and Time. With several useful apendices for several imployments. As Saylors, Surveyors, Gunners, and Gaugers, &c.

      Printed for John and Tho. Browne, and sold at their Shop at the Sphere and Sun Dial in the Great Minories., London 1684 - four parts in one volume * Uses of a convenient gunners rule for most of their occasions for all sorts of great guns. * Use of a sliding-rule, to measure board of timber measure. * To find the lengths of the rafters and hips. 12mo. [14] including errata, 2, 128, 2, 14, 17-32, 40, 24pp. with separate, dated title page, pagination and register, The uses of a convenient gunners rule for most of their occasions for all sorts of great guns. With a caption title, separate pagination and register: The use of a sliding-rule, to measure board or timber measure; To find the lengths of the rafters and hips. [Text is continuous despite pagination 14, 17-32.] A5 is a blank leaf. four small folding engraved plates tipped onto the fore edge margins. Contemporary calf rebacked.final blank has contemporary calculations for Sundials. Rare. Wing [B5035] locates one copy in the United Kingdom [Magdelene College, Cambridge, and two copies in the U.S. Browne was a well known maker of the period, who counted Pepys amongst his clients. His commissions from Pepys included a ruler designed by the diarist ' then to Browns for my Measuring Rule, which is made, and is certainly the. most useful ever made' The Diary volume IV, p. 266 [London, 1971]. Rare important work, excellent copy with four small engravings. 1684 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The history of the Council of Trent : in eight books, whereunto is prefixt a discourse containing historical reflexions on councils, and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not oblig'd to submit .: . thereto / written in French by Peter Jurieu, Doctour and Professour of Divinity ; and now done into English

      London : Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Edward Evets at the Green Dragon, and Henry Faithorne and John Kersey at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard 1684 - Physical description [2], cxx, 608 p., [1] leaf of plates. Notes Translation of Abrege de l'histoire du Concile de Trente. Other names Faithorne, William, 1616-1691. Related item Referenced by: ESTC R12857. Referenced by: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), J1203. Subjects; Catholic Church - History - Early works to 1800. Council of Trent (1545-1563) - History. Reformation - Early works to 1800. Councils and synods - History - Early works to 1800. Very good copy in the original, full, blind-ruled aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorias históricas de los Monarcas Othomanos, que escrivio en lengua toscana. veneciano, cavallero y procurador de San Marcos. Traduzidas en castellano por don Francisco de Olivares Murillo. Cavallerizo de la Reyna Madre nuestra Señora Doña Mariana de Austria.

      Juan García Infanzón, Madrid 1684 - 6 h., inc. portada enmarcada en greca xilográfica, 552 p., y 4 h. sin num. Pasta española de época, lomo con nervios, hierros dorados y tejuelo, deteriorada. Primera y única edición en castellano de la obra del veneciano Giovanni Sagredo [1616-1691], embajador en Francia, Inglaterra y Austria. Impresión a dos columnas, cabeceras y capitulares grabadas en madera.

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        Virginie

      Thierry, Denys, Paris 1684 - Size : 152x104 (mm), 6x4.125 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Excellent; some mild darkening of outer margins

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        Die Kunst Bomben zu werffen, Das ist: Neu-ausgefundene Art die Weiten und Höhen der Würffe und Bogen-Schüsse nach allerhand Elevationen der Stücke oder Böller zu finden. Sammt beygefügten mathematischen Demonstrationen von Natur und Eigenschafften aller Würffe und derenn Bewegung. Ins Teutsche versetzt, mit. angehängten Erklärungen. Sulzbach, J. Holst für J. Hoffmann in Nürnberg, 1686. 8°. 3 Bll., 384 S., 12 (d. l. 2 w.) Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz n. Vogel, 12 (6 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Textholzschn., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD 17 39:120507W - Jähns 1240ff. - "Aber den Einfluß dieses Werkes übertraf bedeutend der, welchen François Blondels >L'art de jeter les bombesBlondels Kunst Bomben zu werfen< bereits 1684 zu Nürnberg und 1686 zu Sulzbach in deutscher Sprache. Blondels Werk wurde dem Unterricht in der kürzlich errichteten französischen Bombardierkompagnie zu Grunde gelegt und ist wiederholt neu herausgegeben worden" (Jähns).- Innendeckel mit gest. Exlibris des Servitenkloster in der Rossau in Wien, Innendeckel, Front u. Titel im Bund mit Wurmgänge, Vorsatz etw. besch., Titel mit hs. durchgestr. Besitzverm., durchgehend braun- u. wasserfleckig, die Tafeln stark gebräunt, wenige Bll. mit Randläsuren, Ebd. etw. angestaubt u. fleckig.

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        Novi Belgii

      Amsterdam, 1684. THE FIRST PRINTED MAP TO DELINEATE THE SHAPE OF MANHATTAN AND THE EARLIEST PRINTED MAPS TO SHOW PHILADELPHIA Copper-plate engraving with original hand color: 21" x 25" References (to various states and editions): I. N. Phelps Stokes & D. C. Haskell, American Historical Prints Early Views of American Cities, Etc. (New York, 1932), 11, 231; Lloyd Arnold Brown, The World Encompassed, exh. cat. (Baltimore, 1952), n. 250; I. N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island (New York, 1967), vol. 1, 119-132, 147-148, 150-152 and pl. 8; G. G. Deak, Picturing America, 1497-1899 (Princeton, 1988), nos. 38, 42. The beautiful map, first published by Claus Janszoon Visscher in the mid-1650s, was a seminal moment in the cartography of New England and New York. With its inset view of New York -- the printed version of the second earliest known view of the city -- it showed Europeans for the first time what New Amsterdam looked like and also provided them with a remarkably precise idea of its geographic context. The map gained such a degree of popularity that Visscher published it for more than twenty years (1655-1677), and a number of his competitors as well as later cartographers continued to produce their own versions of the map as late as the mid-eighteenth century. One reason for the map&#39;s long publication life was simply its high quality and accuracy. It is the first printed map to delineate the shape of Manhattan correctly and it represented the summation of all the surveys of New Netherlands conducted by Dutch colonists since their arrival. This example of the map, published by Claus Janzsoon Visscher&#39;s son and successor Nicolaes, is the rare fourth state: one of the earliest printed maps to show Philadelphia, founded in 1683. At lower right is Visscher&#39;s famous inset view, which was taken from Governor&#39;s Island, southeast of Manhattan, and provides a somewhat idealized but generally accurate look at the Dutch port of New Amsterdam just twenty-five years or so after its initial settlement. Evidence of the high regard for the map in its day is that in 1685 an example of it was used by William Penn to settle the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. It is believed to include every place-name in use in 1650 in the Northeast. Despite its general accuracy, the Visscher map is misleading in one very important way. The size and breadth of the lettering of "Nova Belgica" in relation to "Nova Anglia" on the map is an attempt to mask the fact that the English presence in the American northeast was significantly more powerful than that of the Dutch. One possible reason for the map&#39;s false presentation of Dutch strength in the New World was the need to lure potential immigrants. The attractively engraved map with its view of the bucolic village of New Amsterdam was just one of many instances of the deceptive marketing of America in the Netherlands.. Book.

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        Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que'che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli. E con le Figure. dal Tempesta, e dal Villamena.

      - Roma, Angelo de Rossi, 1684. 4to (270 x 210mm). Leaves 5, including engraved title, pp. 77, (1), leaves 6 (index), engraved title, enclosed in broad, figured border containing fowlers on either side and a shield of arms below, and 66 fine full-page engravings of birds and bird hunting scenes. 18th century tree-calf, spine with gilt ornaments and red gilt lettered label. The second and according to Schwerdt superior edition. The first edition appeared in 1622. '.a book on bird catching, delightful, chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century. Olina was not, however, the originator of this work, which was an adaptation of an earlier publication entitled "il canto degl' avgelli", written by Valli da Todi, and printed at Rome in 1601. and it is curious that Olina could have issued his 'Uccelliera' within twenty years of its appearance without making any reference to the original author and yet have escaped detection' (Schwerdt II, p. 48). In addition to the different bird species, the work deals with different methods of catching birds and the art of keeping them in captivity, as well as their diseases."Chiefly song-birds are represented of the natural size (pp. 1-50), but in addition (pp. 51-81) there are plates of partridge and quail netting; partridge-hawking with the Goshawk; trap to catch a Sparrow-hawk; and illustrations of the mode in which bird-catchers employ the Little Owl (Civetta) and falconers the Eagle Owl (Gufo)." (Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 278).Faint waterstaining at lower right corner of first leaves, else a fine copy with excellent impressions of the plates.Anker 380; Zimmer II, 475; Schwerdt II, 49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung des gantzen Welt-Kreisses.

      Franckfurt, Johann David Zunner, [1684]. - 1. Band (von 5). 1 gestochener Titel, 2 gestochene Portraits, 110 (von 113) Kupfertafeln, (4 Bl.), 138 S., (5 Bl. Register). Pappband der Zeit (Kanten stärker bestoßen, oberes Kapital fixiert). 1. deutschspr. Ausgabe. - VD17 39:129238W; vgl. Sabin 44130; Poggendorff II, 26; Graesse IV, 353 f; Houzeau & L. I, 8800 (frz. EA von 1683). - Der Kartograph und Ingenieur Mallet (1630-1706) beschreibt in 5 Teilen die "Sitten, Religionen und Regierungsarten" (Mallet) verschiedener Nationen aller Kontinente. Dieser erste Teil ist von besonderer wissenschaftsgeschichtlicher Relevanz, denn er fasst einleitend das astronomische und meteorologische Wissen der Zeit zusammen. Es folgt die Beschreibung der unterhalb des Nordpols gelegenen Länder. Die zahlreichen Kupfertafeln zeigen vornehmlich Motive aus der Astronomie sowie Landkarten, aber auch Darstellungen aus der beschriebenen Region. - Mit beiden Portraits (Ludwig XIV und Mallet), die laut VD17 öfter fehlen. Nicht enthalten sind die Tafeln Nr. 15, 80 u. 81. Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerken von alter Hand, Titelblatt (verso) und S. 100 gestempelt. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. S. 135 mit größerer Fehlstelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GAZOPHYLACIUM LINGUAE PERSARUM, Triplici linguarum clavi ITALICAE, LATINAE, GALLICAE.

      Jansonio Waesbergiana, Amstelodami 1684 - Gran folio, frontis grabado, port. 2 tintas con florón grb, 8h, 18p, 474p, 19h. Diccionario a 4 columnas para latín, francés, italiano y persa (en su propio alfabeto). Plena piel, lomo cuajado, nervios, tejuelo desprendido, enc. deteriorada. 1684

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        GAZOPHYLACIUM LINGUAE PERSARUM, TRIPLICI LINGUARUM CLAVI ITALICAE, LATINAE, GALLICAE NEC NON SPECIALIBUS PRAECEPTIS EJUSDEM LINGUAE RESERATUM : OPUS MIßIONARIIS ORIENTALIBUS, LINGUARUM PROFESSORIBUS, SACRORUM BIBLORUM SCRUTATORIBUS, MERCATORIBUS, CAETERIS

      Jansson-Waesberge, Amstelodami 1684 - frontis; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Folio, uncut copy, later marbled bds; worn; hinges repaired, spine cover partially lacking. With letterpress engraved title, 2nd title in red and black. Scattered light to moderate spotting and dust soiling. [Brunet III. 719; BMC I, 697.487. ] Engraved title, 4 columns, Latin language with Persian, Italian and French as well. The first proper Persian Dictionary published. A couple of earlier attempts were woefully incomplete. This work was from the efforts of Eastern Missionaries, Merchants and other regular travelers in Persia. Special type was used. The Latin title is preceded by it's Persian translation. Designed, along with rules of grammar, for use with Persian dealings. [18], 18, 473, [39]pp. The main author, Labrosse, was one of the earliest of missionaries to the region. Folio (345 x 210mm. ) . Brunet III, 719 ." first edition. Ange de Saint Joseph, born Joseph Labrosse and of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, travelled to the East as a missionary in 1664, spending a decade in Persia and Arabia. The present work, written in Basra between 1664 and 1679, is an Italian-Latin-French dictionary with explanations in Persian. The author had previously published a Latin translation of a Persian pharmacopoeia at Paris in 1681." FIRST EDITION OF A RARE PERSIAN GRAMMAR; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zomer-Buitenleven en Wandelingen, den Schepper in zyne Schepselen Beschouwende en Verheerlykende; in Bespiegelingen Over Gods grote Werken, als: over het Uitspansel, de Zon, Maan en Sterren; over de Aarde, Bergen, Bosschen, Koorn, Wei- en Moeslanden, Lusthoven en Tuinen; over de Zeeën, Meiren en Rivieren; over de Dieren, het Tamme Vee en Insekten; over de Bloemen, Kruiden, gewassen en andere Wonderen der Natuur; Alles ten dienste en ter aanspooring van het stille Landleven; bestiering van hun, die Buitenplaatsen, Hoven of Tuinen bezitten, hoe daarvan het waare nut op de beste wyse te genieten, en het misbruik voortekome; door Jan van Westerhoven Junior. Met fraaije Kunst-Plaaten. De Vierde Druk. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, z.j. [1771?] gr

      In contemporain halflederen band met gemarmerde platten (nogal sleets, vooral aan de hoekjes); gemarmerde schutbladen. Voorafgaat het frontispiece door P. Sluiter uit de oorspronkelijke uitgaven met de tekst: Den Schepper Verheerlykt in de Schepselen. Blijkens de voorrede van de drukker is slechts de spelling in deze vierde druk aangepast. Bevat lofdichten van: Joachim Oudaan, D[avid?] van Hoogstraten, Karel van Bracht, Pieter van Bracht d.d. 16-12-1684 - ; &#145;Non est mortale quod opto&#146; en een drempelgedicht over de fraaie buitens rondom Haarlem door Van Westerhoven. Aan het slot, p. 447-457, komt nog een lang gedicht voor van Joachim Oudaan, getiteld: "God En &#146;t Goddelyke, Gekent, en doorzien, uyt de Schepselen". Met 6 ingevoegde, uitvouwbare gravures door Coenraad Decker: t.o. p. 30: gezicht op Haarlem vanaf de Blinkert; p. 54: de vuurbaak te Zandvoort; 238: het Haarlemmerhout; 264: Het Spaarne; 296: de weilanden bij Heemstede; en 318: een buiten onder Bloemendaal (de Kruidberg?). De wandelingen hebben de vorm van een dialoog tussen Paulus Waarmond en Johannes Weetlust. De eerste druk van dit werk verscheen al in 1685 moet zijn; een tweede druk in 1715, een derde in 1737 en een andere vierde druk bij C.H. Bohn eveneens te Haarlem, waarvan dit een titeluitgave is, zij het met een geheel andere titel! Niet in Springer & Klassen; cf. S&K 4680 [2e dr. 1715]. Slechts één ander exemplaar in STCN!* JAN VAN WESTERHOVEN was diaken en leraar bij de Haarlemse doospsgezinde gemeente van de Vlaamse Blok, waar hij in 1662 uit verbannen was, omdat hij avondmaal bij de Waterlanders had gevierd. Hij ging toen naar de Peuzelaarsteeg, waar hij in 1672 oudste werd, en toen die gemeente samenging met de Vlaamse Lammisten. In maart 1683 wijdde hij het nieuwe kerkgebouw in. Van Westerhoven sympathiseerde nogal met het collegiantisme. Mennonite Encyclopedia IV, 932; Verheus, Naarstig en Vroom (Haarlem 1990), 76.

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        Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non Pennsylvaniæ et partis Virginiæ tabula multis in locis emendata

      [Amsterdam 1684 - A fine example of the second state of Danckerts' important map. This important map is derived from the Visscher map of about 1655, which is itself drawn from the Janssonius map of 1651. Philip Burden lists three states of this map: the first which was probably published in about 1673 and is easily recognized as it does not include Philadelphia and there is no mention of Pennsylvania in the title. Burden writes of the present second state: "Following the founding of Philadelphia a revised state was produced . Danckerts updated the map in a significant manner. The Delaware River is completely revised so that it no longer connects with the Hudson River . Pennsylvania is named, its boundary is marked, and many largely domestic animals are engraved within the region. Recognition of the English hold over New Amsterdam is seen in the addition to the title of the view of [the words] Nieuw Yorck, eetÿs Genaemt above. . Along with the addition to the view title . the main [title] . has had [the words] Pennsylvaniæ, et partis added as the third line." (Burden, II pp.39-40). Manhattan in Maps , p. 32-33; Burden II, 434; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 680.2 ; Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island vol. 1, pp. 148-151; Tooley, The Mapping of America , p. 285, pl. 150; Burden, 434; Campbell (1965) pp. 285-6 nos. 8-9a; Deak, 67. Engraved map. Minor expert repairs.

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        Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo, Regionis Natura, Incolarum Ingenia et Mores, Morbi Iisque Medendi Methodus, et Medicina Indigena Accurrate Explicantur, .

      Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis and Johannis Colmarii, Edinburgh 1684 - [xii], 102pp, index; iii, 114pp, index; [iv], 56pp, index; + plates. 22 engraved illustrations on 20 plates. VG : in very good condition. Rebound. Some minor wear to lower joint. Several preliminary plates repaired in inner margin. Neat pencil notes on fep and occasionally to the text Modern calf-backed marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REIMB DICH, oder Ich Liss dich, das ist: allerley Materien, Discurs, Concept, und Predigen ..]

      Salzburg: Melchior Haan, 1684. Hardcover. Very Good. A few diagrams in the text + several nice tailpieces including the legendary Pelican which feeds its young from blood from its breast. Sixteen works in One Volume, quarto blind-stamped pigskin with 2 original clasps elaborate ruled panels 3 with foliated floral infills, reverse bevel on wood, with faded old caligraphic title on spine (minor staining/lower cover rubbed). LACKS first titlepage, [4]pp dedication +licence, 52 Sunday texts 54pp; Mercks Wienn title +125 +[1]p index; Loesch Wienn title +approbation +52 +[2]pp index; Grosse Todten-Bruderschafft title +29 +[1]p index; Auff, auff ihr Christen! title +102pp (lacks index); Oester-reichisches Deo Gratias (lacks title)[6] +16pp; Danck und Denckzahl title +13 +[1]p index; Der glueckliche Fisch-Zug in Anzbach title +21 +[1]p index; Paradeys-Blum title +28pp; Soldaten-Glory title +26pp; Die Heilige Hof-Art title +17 +[1]p index; Wollriechender Spica-Nardt title +23 +[1]p index; Der klare Sonnen-Schejn title +25 +[1]p index; Astriacus Austriacus Himmelreicher Oesterreicher title +17 +[1]p index; Prophetische Willkomb title +18pp; Zeugnuss .. eines Lobwuerdigsten Jugend-Mandels title +21 +[1]p index (lower blank part cut away) +[8]pp of Epitaphs. Includes rejoicing for lifting the siege of Vienna in the Austro-Turkish War of 1683ff. *First edition of this collection of Sancta Clara&#39;s works in a fine stamped pigskin binding with original clasps.

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        Observator, in Dialogue, The

      London: Printed by J. Bennet, for WIlliam Abington, 1684. - Rumbustious and Vitriolic, Satiric and SavageL&#146;ESTRANGE, Roger. The Observator, in Dialogue. The First Volume [Nos. 1 (Wednesday April 13, 1681)-470 (Wednesday, January 9, 1683)]. London: Printed by J. Bennet, for William Abington, 1684.First collected edition of The Observator, Nos. 1-470. Folio (13 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 333 x 207 mm.). [2], [4, "To the Reader"], [8, "The Table"], [3, contents], [1, blank] pp. followed by The Observator Nos. 1-470 (unpaginated). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Roger L&#146;Estrange, dated 1684, by R. White after G. Kneller.Modern antique-style panelled calf. Covers decoratively ruled and tooled in blind, spine richly tooled in gilt in compartments with six raised bands and red morocco gilt lettering label, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in blind, marbled endpapers. An excellent copy."The Reader will find in the First Number of This Collection, the True Intent, and Design of the Undertaking; And he will likewise find, in the very Date of it, (April 13. 1681.) the Absolute Neccessity of some Such Application, to Encounter the Notorious Falsehoods; the Malicious Scandals, and the Poysonous Doctrines of That Season" ("To the Reader")."Rumbustious and vitriolic, satiric and savage, week after week for six years and through two million words, Roger L'Estrange's newspaper, the Observator, corroded the foundations of Whiggery "The Observator was the work of a compulsive writer, a feat of literary endurance L'Estrange was, said his enemies, the 'scribbler-general of Tory-land' Its prose hectic, its thoughts haphazard, the Observator lay, its author admitted, somewhere 'betwixt fooling and philosophizing.' It transposed to print the Restoration's fondest verbal facility, raillery, delivering a cascade of libel and abuse, tempered by seriocomic moralizing, and philosophy and political theory reduced to epithets and exclamations."Its deliberate coarseness puts it at an arresting remove from the high eloquence of Dryden. Polite it was not. The Observator was Toryism at its most unbuttoned and vulgar. It was routinely scatological, or, more precisely, urological. The Whig newsmonger Langley Curtis is 'the common piss pot [for] the fanatical clubs about town." Henry Care, 'holds up his leg and pisses upon the government "The relentless repetitiveness of the Observator is half-redeemed by its inventiveness. The Whigs are not just a faction: they are a 'cabal,' 'consult,' consistory,' 'confederacy,' conspiracy, ' This was politics by thesaurus" (Mark Goldie. Roger L'Estrange's Observator and the Exorcism of the Plot. In Roger L'Estrange and the Making of Restoration Culture, edited by Anne Duncan-Page and Beth Lynch, pp. 67-68).Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) fought on the Royalist side in the English Civil War. In 1644 he led a conspiracy to deliver the town of Lynn to the king and was sentenced to death as a spy. He escaped and took refuge in Holland.In 1653, he returned to England. By 1659, however, he was making his presence as a Royalist known. He printed several pamphlets supporting a return of Charles II.As a reward for his propaganda, L'Estrange was appointed Surveyor of the Imprimery (Printing Press) in 1663. Thereafter, also appointed Licenser of the Press, he retained both positions until the lapse of the Licensing of the Press Act in 1679.As Licenser and Surveyor, L&#146;Estrange was charged with the prevention of the publication of dissenting writings, and authorized to search the premises of printers and booksellers on the merest suspicion of dissension. L&#146;Estrange excelled at this, hunting down hidden presses and enlisting peace officers and soldiers to suppress their activities. He soon came to be known as the "Bloodhound of the Press." He succeeded not only in checking allegedly seditious publications but also in limiting political controversy and reducing debate.Toward the end of 1680, he was forced to flee the country by the political opposition but on his return in 1681 he established The

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        Afteykeninge van de Stadt Philadelphia in de Provinstie van Penn-Sylvania in Americae na de Copie tot London

      Jacob Claus, Amsterdam 1684 - Rare, Dutch edition of Holme's plan of Philadelphia, and the first printed map to "depict an English colonial North American town" (Burden) ".[A] green country town, which will never be burnt, and always be wholesome." These words, written by William Penn, were part of his directive to his commissioners and Surveyor-General, Captain Thomas Holme, and they were the basis of the plan they laid out for the city to be, Philadelphia, in 1682. Among the earliest examples of city planning, William Penn's square grid of the city was surveyed and drafted in Philadelphia. Intended to reflect and incite orderliness and to ease the dividing of lots, the plan was also projected to thwart the destruction of fires by laying wide streets at right angles and even discourage the spread of contagious disease. (Penn had witnessed the Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Holme's engraved plan was first published as the frontispiece to Penn's promotional tract, " A Letter to the Committee of the Free Society of Traders in London" in 1683. Benjamin Furly, a Quaker trader in Rotterdam and owner of 4,000 acres in Pennsylvania, represented Penn's interests on the continent. Doubtless it was through him that a Dutch edition of Penn's letter promoting his colony was promptly printed in Amsterdam. With the reprinting of the letter came a new engraved plan of the Philadelphia city grid prepared from Thomas Holme's "Portraiture". The new plan was by no means an exact copy of the original engraved in London. It contained many improvements, and was a more finished work throughout (Snyder, COI). It is generally assumed that the Dutch version of Holme's plan is more rare due to the smaller circulation of the promotional tract. Referring to Holme's plan, Burden writes, "The printed map is the first to depict an English colonial North American town and is of considerable importance." Set where the Schuykill and Delaware Rivers are roughly parallel, Philadelphia was designed according to rather humane ideals, and not simply to maximize profits. Large blocks and wide streets in an easily navigated grid gave individuals a sense of freedom and community, freedom from the tension induced by overcrowding. There was a large central square intended to serve as the religious and governmental heart of the city, and large accessible parks. The framework of the plan allowed for subdivision and growth. Philadelphia was the fastest growing city in Colonial America in the 18th century. Thomas Holme was an Englishman, who fought in Ireland under Cromwell and settling there, joined the Society of Friends. A long friendship with William Penn led to his being appointed Surveyor- General of Pennsylvania. Burden 581 (see also 557); Phillips, Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia 145; Snyder, COI 2 (this copy illustrated as Fig. 2). Engraved folding map. Sheet size: 10 x 13 3/4 inches. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder.

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        A True Copy of the Journal of the High Court of Justice for the Tryal of K. Charles I as if was Read to the House of Commons.

      Thomas Dring, London 1684 - Full, dark brown contemporary calf binding. New matching calf spine with gilt title, five raised bands and blind stamped decorations. Some wear to the front board, more so to the rear board. Signed names to the prelims. Frontispiece consists of an allegorical with an explanation in verse on the opposite page. Some black spotting to the prelims. A small tape repair to title page. Full page portrait of King Charles Ist preceeding the introduction or preface. A seventy page introduction. Included is an engraving of the court. There are a couple of small tape repairs to the engraving. The court scene has a letter (A,B,C,etc.) depicting various sections of the court. There are corresponding notes to those letters in the following pages. The second section is titled "A Journal of Proceedings of the High Court of Justice." There are numerous lists of people attending diferent sessions of the proceedings. There is a prominent list of 67 Commissioners present and the 59 regicides. Both of these lists are printed in red. Opposite the list of the regicides is a large foldout copy of "THE DEATH WARRANT OF KING CHARLES Ist signed (facsimile) by the 59 regicides. Beneath the signatures is a lengthy statement of THE EXECUTIONEER. At the end of the book are six pages consisting of " An Alphabetical Catalogue of the Members of the Execrable Pretented High Court of Justice." The last page consists of a list and overview of books previously written by Nalson. The second section of the book has 128 pages. Very Rare. OCLC and COPAC list no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A True Copy of the Journal of the High Court of Justice, for the Tryal of K. Charles I. As it was Read in the House of Commons, and Attested under the hand of Phelps, Clerk to that Infamous Court. Taken by J. Nalson, Ll.D. Jan. 4. 1683.

      London, Printed by H.C. for Thomas Dring 1684 - First edition. Folio, pp. [x], LXX, [viii], 128, [viii]. Three engraved plates: 1. Allegorical Frontispiece (with explanatory leaf); 2. Court-Room Scene (with explanation of the court, with some animadversions); 3. Portrait Frontispiece of King Charles. Bound at rear, &#147;An Alphabetical Catalogue of the Members of the Execrable Pretended High Court of Justice&#148;. List of the 67 commissioners present (p.86) and the 59 regicides (p.110) both printed in red. Title-page has manuscript inscription of &#147;Tho.s Grymes&#148; in a contemporary hand, and an earlier inscription removed without affecting text. First and last blanks and allegorical frontis repaired and laid down, the image area being unaffected. Small paper repair to portrait frontis outside of the plate-mark. Contemporary full calf, rebacked and cornered, with new sewn endbands. spine with double line pallet and morocco letter piece gilt. A fascinating book, with an allegorical frontispiece engraving (accompanied by an explanation, in verse), and an engraving showing the seating arrangements of the trial court. Nalson, (d. 1686 author, historian and clegyman), perpetuates the Royalist point of view in his long introduction, this being followed by a fascinating transcript of the proceedings of the trial, together with speeches made by the king before his death. John Phelps was born in about 1619 in Salisbury, Wilts. In 1648-49, he was called by England's "Rump Parliament" to serve as Clerk of the High Court at the trial of King Charles I. On 14 May 1660 the House of Commons voted the arrest of Phelps and his fellow clerk Broughton. Phelps evaded pursuit and escaped to Lausanne, Switzerland in the company of Ludlow, one of the regicides. Wing N 116 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Willis's practice of physick

      T. Dring, C. Harper & J. Leigh, London 1684 - Only Complete Edition in EnglishWillis, Thomas (1621-75). Dr. Willis's practice of physick, being the whole works of that renowned and famous physician . . . Folio. [26], 152, [14], 158, [4], 96, [8], 143, [8], 218, 145-160, [8], 96, 105-234, [8]pp. 36 plates on 35 plate leaves. London: T. Dring, C. Harper and J. Leigh, 1684. 312 x 195 mm. Calf c. 1684, rebacked, corners repaired. Marginal repairs to first and last few leaves, light soiling and toning, a few fox-marks, but very good. First and Only Complete Edition of Willis's Works in English, translated by the poet Samuel Pordage; the collection includes the First Edition in English of Willis's De anima brutorum. The volume is divided into six separately paginated sections, each with its own title-leaf. Included are English versions of Willis's three great works on the brain--Cerebri anatome, Pathologiae cerebri and De anima brutorum--as well as his clinical and pharmaceutical treatises. In addition to his invaluable work in the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, Willis was the first to distinguish true diabetes mellitus, and showed that the polyuria was not due to any disease of the kidneys. He anticipated the recognition of hormones in the circulation of his suggestion that the phenomena of puberty were due to a ferment distributed through the body from the genitals. He discovered the superficial lymphatics of the lungs, distinguished acute tuberculosis from the chronic fibroid type and gave the first clinical and pathological account of emphysema. Garrison-Morton notes that "the modern treatment of asthma really begins with Willis, who considered it to be of nervous origin" (Garrison-Morton 3165) and that "Willis was probably the first to report an epidemic of cerebrospinal fever" (Garrison-Morton 4673). Wing W-2854. [Attributes: First Edition]

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