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        THE MOST DELECTABLE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX. NEWLY CORRECTED AND PURGED, FROM ALL GROSSNESS IN PHRASE AND MATTER. AUGMENTED AND ENLARGED WITH SUNDRY EXCELLENT MORALS AND EXPOSITIONS UPON EVERY SEVERAL CHAPTER. TO WHICH MAY NOW BE ADDED A SECOND PART OF THE SAID HISTORY: AS ALSO THE SHIFTS OF REYNARDINE THE SON OF REYNARD THE FOX, TOGETHER WITH HIS LIFE AND DEATH, &C. London: Printed by Tho. James, for Edward Brewster ... 1694. Bound with: THE MOST PLEASANT AND DELIGHTFUL HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX. THE SECOND PART. CONTAINING MUCH MATTER OF PLEASURE AND CONTENT. WRITTEN FOR THE DELIGHT OF YOUNG MEN, PLEASURE OF THE AGED, AND PROFIT TO ALL. TO WHICH IS ADDED MANY EXCELLENT MORALS. London: Printed by A.M. and R.R. for Edward Brewster ... 1681. Bound with: THE SHIFTS OF REYNARDINE THE SON OF REYNARD THE FOX, OR A PLEASANT HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND DEATH. FULL OF VARIETY, &C. AND MAY FITLY BE APPLIED TO THE LATE TIMES. NOW PUBLISHED FOR THE REFORMATION OF MENS MANNERS

      London: Printed by T.J. for Edward Brewster ... and Thomas Passenger ..., 1684.. Three parts bound in one volume. [80] leaves, A-U4; [56] leaves A-O4; and [8],160pp. Quarto. Modern blind paneled calf, raised bands, gilt label. First two parts illustrated with spirited woodcuts. Occasional foxing and mild spotting, marginal smudges to first title, usual tanning, lower forecorners of E2-3 in first part torn away and replaced, with a few letters and a few words in the sidenote in ms, a few upper margins dust- soiled, last three gatherings in third part supplied from another copy and trimmed slightly shorter at lower margin; a good, sound copy, neatly bound. First edition of the third part. An omnibus gathering of these three separately printed editions, each with independent register, and with the title of the first part taking into account the presence of the latter two. The terminal advert leaf to the first part is present. Wing attributes the text of the first part to John Shirley, and that for the third is occasionally attributed to the publisher, Edward Brewster. The first part is illustrated with 62 woodcut illustrations (signed 'E.B.'), of which 23 are repeats; the second part includes 15 woodcuts, all of which appear as well in the first part. The first part was first printed in this form in 1667, and the second in 1672; the first part was reprinted again in 1701. Among the most widely adapted of the beast fables, the tales of Reynard the Fox originated in the 12th and 13th centuries, with early versions in French, Dutch, Latin, and German being notable. Caxton printed a translation based on a Flemish text in 1481. The character of Reynard, an anthropomorphic fox and trickster, has since become almost an archetype in the literatures of several languages. ESTC R24532 & R218371 & R40614. WING S3513 & M2912 & S3436. BRUNET IV:1228. LOWNDES VII:2076.

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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 ... and thence translated into Spanish by Alonso de Bonne-Maison ... Now faithfully rendered into English

      London: printed for William Crooke. 1684.. First edition in English (first published in Dutch as De Americaensche zee- rover. Amsterdam, 1678), 4to, 3 parts in 1, as issued; pp. [12], 115, [1]; 151, [1] ads; 124, [11] index; 8 copper-engraved plates (2 double-p.), 1 double-p. map, 1 half-page engraving in the text, 1 small woodcut on 3M1; contemporary full calf, spine and corners worn, dampstain pervades the first 25 leaves or so and with light attendant spotting, front endpaper replaced, flyleaf loosening, several leaves extended, 3G2 and 3G3 reinserted; in all a good copy. The Basil Ringrose continuation, separately published the following year, is not included. "One of the most important source books of 17th century piracy" (Elliott). Elliott, Maritime History, 839; European Americana 684/54; Sabin; 23479; Wing E3894.

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

      Subject: (Alchimia - Gastronomia). 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) (Hard Cover)

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        Historia de la conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progressos de la America Septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva España

      Bernardo de Villa-Diego, Madrid, 1684. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Later tree calf, light wear at the edges, quite sound and attractive. Lacking the front blank and the frontispiece, title torn with significant loss at the edges and laid back down. generally mild but pervasive soiling and foxing, and a number of tears with loss and repairs to the fore edge of the pages: on page 301/2 with loss of a couple of words, 135/6, 287/8, 221/2 and 269/70 touching a few letters, 187/8 touching a few letters and additionally an unrepaired tear (with no loss) in the gutter, page 11/12 with a long unrepaired tear touching a few letters and the gloss, 5/6 touching a few letters and 543/4 with a tear on the bottom corner losing a word and a few letters; last two index pages with loss at edges, old notes to rear blank. Some other minor loss at the edges which may obscure some glosses, scattered stains, small tears, etc. Otherwise complete, [32]-548-[15] p (with pagination errors of 26-27 repeated, 382-3 repeated and 399-400 absent). A flawed, but essentially complete copy of the first edition, the only edition printed in Solís's lifetime. Translated into French, Italian, English, Danish and German, the Historia was an enormously influential history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico as well as a much imitated of prose. Sabin 86446. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044178. .

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        Les Provinciales ou les Lettres escrittes par Louis de Montalte à un Provincial de ses Amis. sur la Morale & la Politique de ces Peres ; Traduites en Latin par Guillaume Wendrock. En Espagnol par les Sr Gratien Cordero, de Burgos. Et en Italien.

      Balthasar Winfelt, Cologne , Köln 1684 - A Cologne Balthasar Winfelt i.e Bruxelles EH Fincx , 1684 . pp [40, including errata], 613, [1], title page in red and black, text in touble column with French-Latin facing Italian-Spanish, FIRST EDITION THUS, a quadrilingual version of Pascal's highly influential work which had first appeared in th French text reprinted here in 1657; the Latin version which appears here was first printed in 1668, with the Spanish and Italian versions original to this edition. A scarce and well respected version of the great classic of French literature. 1 vol volumes. Contemporary calf, early reback spine gilt, rubbed and a bit worn at head, lightly cracked to joints, a sound clean copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NEW HISTORY OF COUNT ZOSIMUS

      Published by Joseph Hindmarsh, 1684. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Modern full dark brown leather binding with raised bands to spine. Red leather label with gilt title to spine. Title page + 34 unnumbered pages + 416 pages. 7.5 x 4.5". Inscriptions in ink and pencil to front endpapers which are lightly browned. Contents in general very good. A nice copy. [S]

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        Aegyptus Antiqua Divisa in Nomos Authore P. Duval Abbevilliense Regis Christianissimi Geographo.

      Jansson, J., Amsterdam 1684 - Ancient Egypt oriented with West at the top of the page. Sourced from a map by Pierre Duval and dedicated to Doviat Montreuille. Small chip missing from upper right edge. Repairs to lower centerfold. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14.5" x 20".

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        The FREE-HOLDERS GRAND INQUEST, Touching Our Sovereign Lord the King and His Parliament. To Which are added Observations Upon Forms of Government. Together with Directions for Obedience to Governours in Dangerous and Doubtful Times. [bound with] PATRIARCHA; or the Natural Power of Kings [Chiswell, 1680]

      London:: Printed for Rich. Royston,. 1684 / 1680.. 8vo: A8 (A1 = Frontis?) B - 2A8 2B4; A - K8. "Grand Inquest" - 'The Fourth Impression' (actually, 5th edition. Laslett A4; Wing F-916). "Patriarcha" - 2nd printed edition (Laslett PATRIARCHA, p. 48; Wing F-923). According to Sommerville [PATRIARCHA (1991), p. 1n], the Chiswell edition, though dated 1680, was "probably published later" as it corrects errors in the first (Davis) edition, also dated 1680. [14], 88, [12], 89 - 164, [8], 165 - 236, [6], 237 - 292, [2], 293 - 346 [= 388] pp. [16], 141, [3 (blank)] pp.. Modern full mottlled calf, executed in a period style. Red speckled edges.. Binding - Fine. PO bookplate(s), one to title leaf verso [Sir Simon. Harcourt of Stanton, Solicitor General, 1702]. Textblock - VG+.. "The Freeholders Grand Inquest Touching Our Sovereign Lord the King and his Parliament" which includes the remaining tracts, "Observations upon Aristotles Politiques Touching Forms of Government"; "Directions for Obedience to Government in Dangerous or Doubtful Times"; "Observations Concerning the Original of Government"; "The Anarchy of a Limited or Mixed Monarchy"; "The Power of Kings and in Particular of the King of England"; & "An Advertisment to the Jury-Men of England Touching Witches." are continuously paginated [with the exception of preliminary matter to each tract], and precede PATRICARCHA. & & The title piece, Freeholder, "is the prime source for Filmer's constitutional doctrines and is of great interest as a statement of Royalist absolutism. ... The contents of this tract are of interest to the constitutional historian for two reasons. First, it illustrates the great importance of the work of scholars of the period to the constitutional controversies. Secondly, it shows that Royalist absolutism was worked out in detail before the Civil War ...." [Laslett. PATRIARCHA, p. 128]. & & The importance of PATRICARCHA, as a treatise on the Right of Kings to Rule, is perhaps best stated by Paul A. Rahe, former Jay P Walker Professor of History at University of Tulsa, " ... the book is worth its weight in gold. It was written at some point after 1628 and prior to 1631. Filmer sought permission from Charles I to publish it at some point prior to 8 February 1632 and was on that date denied permission. It circulated thereafter in manuscript for nearly fifty years and exercised an immense influence on English royalist thinking. Eventually, at the time of the Exclusion Crisis in 1680, it was printed... It was of sufficient importance at the time that both John Locke, in his First Treatise of Government, and Algernon Sidney, in his Discourse Concerning Government, thought it necessary to go to great lengths to refute its arguments. ... Let me add one other observation. Filmer's book, and his other writings, constitute, as Locke and Sidney testify, the great defense of patriarchal principles. Anyone studying history or literature or political theory who is interested in the arguments that once buttressed the claims of fathers to rule over their wives and children, and anyone interested in the style of thinking that liberalism constituted a rebellion against, will want to read Filmer." . Frontis of Charles II.

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        MANIFIESTO EN QUE EL ILUSTRISIMO SEÑOR DON FRAY ALONSO BERNARDO FUNDA QUE EL LLEVAR EN LA PROCESSION

      - Madrid, 1684. Sin pie de imprenta. Holandesa puntas moderna. 180pp con paginación a una sola ( 99pp )., 30x21cm. Marca de humedad en la parte superior sin dificultar la lectura. Algo corto de márgenes. ( Vitrina San José ). GRANADA

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        Emblemes

      London - J. Williams, 1684 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderfully illustrated example of this book of emblems by Francis Quarles. Francis Quarles (8 May 1592 8 September 1644) was an English poet most famous for this work. He was entered at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1608, and subsequently at Lincoln's Inn. Quarles was made cupbearer to the Princess Elizabeth, in 1613, remaining abroad for some years; and before 1629 he was appointed secretary to Ussher, the primate of Ireland. About 1633 he returned to England, and spent the next two years in the preparation of his Emblems, which was originally published in 1635. With an engraved title page and copious amusing, puzzling and beautifulillustrations throughout. Emblem books are a category of mainly didactic illustrated book printed in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, typically containing a number of emblematic images with explanatory text. Scholars differ on the key question of whether the actual emblems in question are the visual images, the accompanying texts, or the combination of the two. With previous owner's copperplate inscriptions to front pastedown and rear free endpaper. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, rather worn and rubbed with front board tender and rear board starting. Internally, first few pages tender but otherwise generally firmly bound. Page 5-6 missing and one prelim missing. A large closed tear to title page has beensewn in the past. Occasionalink and pencil marks, though otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE

      Paulino. 1684. Original Full calf. 8vo. [14], 279 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Latin. Published in London. An English translation was published in the same year, with the title: “Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times: together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossius concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra”. Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a biblical scholar, friend and translator of Manasseh ben Israel. Richard Simon, “French scholar and Orientalist; born at Dieppe May 13, 1638; died there April 21, 1721. After studying at the Sorbonne he joined the Congregation of the Oratory, in the library of which he studied Oriental works and manuscripts. When a certain Jew was condemned to the pyre at Metz on a blood accusation, Simon wrote a strong opinion in protest (1670) . He translated Leon of Modena's ‘Historia dei Riti Ebraici, ’ etc. (1674) , and wrote ‘Comparaison des Cérémonies des Juifs et de la Discipline de l'Eglise’ (1681) . His chief work, however, was his ‘Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament’ (1678) , practically the first introduction to the Old Testament written. It dealt with the books of the Old Testament as if they were ordinary writings, and by this means aroused the enmity of Bossuet and the Port Royal, through whose influence the whole edition of 1, 300 copies was seized and destroyed and Simon was expelled from the Oratory (May 21, 1678) . Notwithstanding the destruction of his book, several pirated editions appeared in Holland. Simon wrote several pamphlets defending his views against the attacks of contemporary writers, such as Vossius, Spanheim, Jurien, Colomies, Le Clerc, and others. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . On first endpage Ex libris : "Ex bibliotheca FF. Praedicatorum Sti Jacobi". Bound in original full calf, with gilt panels on spine. Wing; S3801. Subjects: Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689. De Sibyllinis aliisque quæ Christi natalem præcessere oraculis. Bible - Versions. Bible - Manuscripts - Early works to 1800. Oracula. Sibyllina - Early works to 1800. Light wear to edges of leather, gilt lightly rubbed, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-45) .

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        Turquía] Memorias historicas de los monarcas othomanos, que escrivio en lengua toscana Juan Sagredo., traducidas en castellano por D. Francisco de Olivares Murillo

      Madrid, Juan García Infanzón, 1684 - 30x21,5 cm., 6 hojas, 552 páginas, 4 hojas. Portada con orla tipográfica. Encuadernación de la época en pergamino flexible con título rotulado en el lomo. Pliegos oscurecidos por la calidad del papel. Muchos pequeños puntos de polilla en los márgenes. Procendencia: "Fernando de Ovando", s.XVII. Anotaciones manuscritas de este antiguo poseedor en muchas de las páginas, enriqueciendo los textos con citas históricas o puntualizaciones. Edición original de esta importante obra sobre los monarcas turcos. Ordenada cronológicamente, empieza con Othoman (año 1300) y termina en Ebrain (1643). Son veintidos los monarcas biografiados con una especial descripción del reinado de Solimán el Magnífico, al que dedica más de 150 páginas. Las costumbres y prácticas religiosas son ampliamente descritas. Traducción castellana de la obra original publicada en italiano en 1673. Palau 284935

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        The Lives Of Illustrious Men. Written In Latin By Corn. Nepos, And Done Into English By Several Hands

      Hen. Cruttenden, Oxford 1684 - In full brown leather stamped in gilt on spine. Binding has wear at extremities and exterior flaking. The text is tight and clean. Brilliant impression of the frontispiece bust of Nepos Cornelius. Among the "Several Hands" are Creede, Creech, and Kennett. Dedicated to James Earl of Abbingdon, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Oxford by Finch, Leopold William. Wing N428. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FLORO HISTÓRICO DE LA GUERRA MOVIDA POR EL SULTÁN DE LOS TURCOS MEHEMET IV CONTRA EL AUGUSTISSIMO LEOPOLDO PRIMERO, EMPERADOR DE ROMANOS EL AÑO MDCLXXXIII

      Imprenta de Bernardo de Villa Diego, Madrid 1684 - Impreso en papel de tina. Portada + 252 págs. Buen estado de la piel, las cabezadas y las guardas, salvo por pequeña pérdida de piel en la parte superior del lomo y en el primer nervio. Profusión de hierros en el lomo. Cortes pintados, el inferior algo deslucido. No existen otras referencias completas en la red. A costa de Sebastián Armendáriz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHORT MEMOIRS For The NATURAL EXPERIMENTAL HISTORY Of MINERAL WATERS. Addressed By way of Letter to a Friend

      London:: Printed for Sam. Smith at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard.. 1684/5.. Small 8vo: A8 B2 (-B2) C - K7 (K6+1, K4 = B2). A4 missigned A3. 6-5/8" x 3-7/8". 1st edition (Fulton 159; T.C. II, 129; Wing B-4023). [18], 112, [12] pp. A 11 pp "A Catalogue of late Physick Books sold by Samuel Smith ..." at rear. This of interest to book historians, for all books are priced.. Modern brown half calf with marbled paper boards executed in period style; red morocco spine label. Maroon edge stain. New eps.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (last 4 leaves show some edge. 'raggedness' [does not affect text]).. Even though this Boyle work admittedly one of his 'minor' efforts, per Fulton, it remains of interest, for it gives insight "into the author's methods of work. ... On looking into a new subject, Boyle apparently set down methodically the various aspects of the queston which wished to consider, and then 'at odd times and on various occasions' expanded his notes. The same method of presentation and exposition is evident in his 'Humane Blood' and in several of the posthumous publications. Boyle proposed to study all the physical and chemical properties of the various mineral waters, even including such properties as viscosity. Taste, smell, acidity, &c. were of course considered, and the book ends with a discourse on the 'medicinal virtues' of the various waters."

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        The FREE-HOLDERS GRAND INQUEST, Touching Our Sovereign Lord the King and His Parliament. To Which are added Observations Upon Forms of Government. Together with Directions for Obedience to Governours in Dangerous and Doubtful Times. [bound with] PATRIARCHA; or the Natural Power of Kings [Chiswell, 1680].

      Printed for Rich. Royston, 1684 / 1680, London: - Frontis of Charles II. "The Freeholders Grand Inquest Touching Our Sovereign Lord the King and his Parliament" which includes the remaining tracts, "Observations upon Aristotles Politiques Touching Forms of Government"; "Directions for Obedience to Government in Dangerous or Doubtful Times"; "Observations Concerning the Original of Government"; "The Anarchy of a Limited or Mixed Monarchy"; "The Power of Kings and in Particular of the King of England"; & "An Advertisment to the Jury-Men of England Touching Witches." are continuously paginated [with the exception of preliminary matter to each tract], and precede PATRICARCHA. The title piece, Freeholder, "is the prime source for Filmer's constitutional doctrines and is of great interest as a statement of Royalist absolutism. . The contents of this tract are of interest to the constitutional historian for two reasons. First, it illustrates the great importance of the work of scholars of the period to the constitutional controversies. Secondly, it shows that Royalist absolutism was worked out in detail before the Civil War ." [Laslett. PATRIARCHA, p. 128]. The importance of PATRICARCHA, as a treatise on the Right of Kings to Rule, is perhaps best stated by Paul A. Rahe, former Jay P Walker Professor of History at University of Tulsa, " . the book is worth its weight in gold. It was written at some point after 1628 and prior to 1631. Filmer sought permission from Charles I to publish it at some point prior to 8 February 1632 and was on that date denied permission. It circulated thereafter in manuscript for nearly fifty years and exercised an immense influence on English royalist thinking. Eventually, at the time of the Exclusion Crisis in 1680, it was printed. It was of sufficient importance at the time that both John Locke, in his First Treatise of Government, and Algernon Sidney, in his Discourse Concerning Government, thought it necessary to go to great lengths to refute its arguments. . Let me add one other observation. Filmer's book, and his other writings, constitute, as Locke and Sidney testify, the great defense of patriarchal principles. Anyone studying history or literature or political theory who is interested in the arguments that once buttressed the claims of fathers to rule over their wives and children, and anyone interested in the style of thinking that liberalism constituted a rebellion against, will want to read Filmer." Front board nearly detached. PO bookplate. Textblock - VG+. Period full mottlled calf. Red speckled edges. 8vo: A8 (A1 = Frontis?) B - 2A8 2B4; A - K8. "Grand Inquest" - 'The Fourth Impression' (actually, 5th edition. Laslett A4; Wing F-916). "Patriarcha" - 2nd printed edition (Laslett PATRIARCHA, p. 48; Wing F-923). According to Sommerville [PATRIARCHA (1991), p. 1n], the Chiswell edition, though dated 1680, was "probably published later" as it corrects errors in the first (Davis) edition, also dated 1680. [14], 88, [12], 89 - 164, [8], 165 - 236, [6], 237 - 292, [2], 293 - 346 [= 388] pp. [16], 141, [3 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SHORT MEMOIRS For The NATURAL EXPERIMENTAL HISTORY Of MINERAL WATERS. Addressed By way of Letter to a Friend

      London:: Printed for Sam. Smith at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard.. 1684/5.. Small 8vo: A8 B2 (-B2) C - K7 (K6+1, K4 = B2). A4 missigned A3. 6-5/8" x 3-7/8". 1st edition (Fulton 159; T.C. II, 129; Wing B-4023). [18], 112, [12] pp. A 11 pp "A Catalogue of late Physick Books sold by Samuel Smith ..." at rear. This of interest to book historians, for all books are priced.. Modern brown half calf with marbled paper boards executed in period style; red morocco spine label. Maroon edge stain. New eps.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (last 4 leaves show some edge. 'raggedness' [does not affect text]).. Even though this Boyle work admittedly one of his 'minor' efforts, per Fulton, it remains of interest, for it gives insight "into the author's methods of work. ... On looking into a new subject, Boyle apparently set down methodically the various aspects of the queston which wished to consider, and then 'at odd times and on various occasions' expanded his notes. The same method of presentation and exposition is evident in his 'Humane Blood' and in several of the posthumous publications. Boyle proposed to study all the physical and chemical properties of the various mineral waters, even including such properties as viscosity. Taste, smell, acidity, &c. were of course considered, and the book ends with a discourse on the 'medicinal virtues' of the various waters."

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        The Lives Of Illustrious Men. Written In Latin By Corn. Nepos, And Done Into English By Several Hands

      Oxford: Hen. Cruttenden, 1684. First English Edition. In full brown leather stamped in gilt on spine. Binding has wear at extremities and exterior flaking. The text is tight and clean. Brilliant impression of the frontispiece bust of Nepos Cornelius. Among the "Several Hands" are Creede, Creech, and Kennett. Dedicated to James Earl of Abbingdon, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Oxford by Finch, Leopold William. Wing N428.

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        L'Asie/reveue et augmentée

      Paris: 1684. 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. 16 1/4 x 20 3/4 inches. 18 x 24 inches. 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).

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        Francken, 1673. 8:o.

      (2),602,(2 blanka) s. Samtida svart karduansbd med upphöjda bind, mycket rikt guldornerad rygg, dubbla förgyllda pärmlinjer och helt guldsnitt med sparsam ciselering. Pärmspännen i mässing med slejfar i skinn. Skinnet saknas högst upp vid ytterfalsarna med defekter överst på ryggen som följd. Några anteckningar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka rostfläckar. Smala fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 217-18, 223-26, 233-34 och 237-40. Med initialerna "PH", möjligen en bokhandlarsignatur, under impressum på titelbladet, Maria Elisabeth Stenbocks guldpressade pärmexlibris, hennes namnteckning daterad Lindholm den 13 september 1684 och Thore Virgins namnteckning.. VD17 23:665162W. Översatt till tyska av Johann Deusing. Den engelska predikanten Richard Baxter (1615-91) var en mycket produktiv författare och hans skrifter väckte genklang både i Tyskland och Sverige, där många översättningar publicerades. Maria Elisabeth Stenbock (1640-tal?-1693) var syster till riksrådet Johan Gabriel Stenbock och gift med landshövdingen Axel Lillie (1637-92). Hon var hovmästarinna hos Ulrika Eleonora d.ä. och hade ett praktfullt bundet bibliotek med i huvudsak tysk teologisk litteratur. Hennes pärmstämpel finns i tre storlekar. Hon och hennes man ägde bl.a. Löfstad och Lindholm och var morföräldrar till Ulla Sparre, Carl Gustaf Tessins fru

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        Osservationi di Francesco Redi, accademico della crusca, intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali vivente

      Firenze: Per Piero Matini, all'infegna del Lion d'Oro, 1684. All 26 plates present, including 2 fold-out plates. Very good in original full vellum binding, hand-lettered title on spine. 232pp with index. Title page printed in red & black with engraved printer's device. Dampstaining to the boards and to the top corner of the plates and some pages.

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        Francken, 1673. 8:o.

      (2),602,(2 blanka) s. Samtida svart karduansbd med upphöjda bind, mycket rikt guldornerad rygg, dubbla förgyllda pärmlinjer och helt guldsnitt med sparsam ciselering. Pärmspännen i mässing med slejfar i skinn. Skinnet saknas högst upp vid ytterfalsarna med defekter överst på ryggen som följd. Några anteckningar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka rostfläckar. Smala fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 217-18, 223-26, 233-34 och 237-40. Med initialerna "PH", möjligen en bokhandlarsignatur, under impressum på titelbladet, Maria Elisabeth Stenbocks guldpressade pärmexlibris, hennes namnteckning daterad Lindholm den 13 september 1684 och Thore Virgins namnteckning.. VD17 23:665162W. Översatt till tyska av Johann Deusing. Den engelska predikanten Richard Baxter (1615-91) var en mycket produktiv författare och hans skrifter väckte genklang både i Tyskland och Sverige, där många översättningar publicerades. Maria Elisabeth Stenbock (1640-tal?-1693) var syster till riksrådet Johan Gabriel Stenbock och gift med landshövdingen Axel Lillie (1637-92). Hon var hovmästarinna hos Ulrika Eleonora d.ä. och hade ett praktfullt bundet bibliotek med i huvudsak tysk teologisk litteratur. Hennes pärmstämpel finns i tre storlekar. Hon och hennes man ägde bl.a. Löfstad och Lindholm och var morföräldrar till Ulla Sparre, Carl Gustaf Tessins fru

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        DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE

      Londini; Impensis Richardi Chiswel, Ad Insigne Rosæ Coronatæ In Coemeterio Paulino 1684 - Original Full calf. 8vo. [14], 279 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Latin. Published in London. An English translation was published in the same year, with the title: "Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times: together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossius concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra". Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a biblical scholar, friend and translator of Manasseh ben Israel. Richard Simon, "French scholar and Orientalist; born at Dieppe May 13, 1638; died there April 21, 1721. After studying at the Sorbonne he joined the Congregation of the Oratory, in the library of which he studied Oriental works and manuscripts. When a certain Jew was condemned to the pyre at Metz on a blood accusation, Simon wrote a strong opinion in protest (1670) . He translated Leon of Modena's ‘Historia dei Riti Ebraici, ’ etc. (1674) , and wrote ‘Comparaison des Cérémonies des Juifs et de la Discipline de l'Eglise’ (1681) . His chief work, however, was his ‘Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament’ (1678) , practically the first introduction to the Old Testament written. It dealt with the books of the Old Testament as if they were ordinary writings, and by this means aroused the enmity of Bossuet and the Port Royal, through whose influence the whole edition of 1, 300 copies was seized and destroyed and Simon was expelled from the Oratory (May 21, 1678) . Notwithstanding the destruction of his book, several pirated editions appeared in Holland. Simon wrote several pamphlets defending his views against the attacks of contemporary writers, such as Vossius, Spanheim, Jurien, Colomies, Le Clerc, and others. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . On first endpage Ex libris : "Ex bibliotheca FF. Praedicatorum Sti Jacobi". Bound in original full calf, with gilt panels on spine. Wing; S3801. Subjects: Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689. De Sibyllinis aliisque quæ Christi natalem præcessere oraculis. Bible - Versions. Bible - Manuscripts - Early works to 1800. Oracula. Sibyllina - Early works to 1800. Light wear to edges of leather, gilt lightly rubbed, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-45) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lexicon Iuridicum Juris Caesarei Simul, Et Canonici: Feudalis Item

      1684. Calvinus, Johannes (Kahl, Johannis). [c.1550-c.1610]. Lexicon Iuridicum: Juris Caesarei Simul, Et Canonici: Feudalis Item, Civilis, Criminalis, Theoretici, Ac Practici: & in Schola, & in Foro Usitatarum, Ac Tum ex Ipso Juris Utriusque Corpore, Tum ex Doctoribus & Glossis, Tam Veteribus, Quam Recentioribus Collectarum Vocum Penus: Simul & Locorum Communium, & Dictionarii Vicem Sustinens: Feudale Lexicon; Leges ac Magistratus Romanos, & Caetera Huic Operi Adjecta Vide in Complemento, Post Sinem Operis Ipsius. Collectum Vero est Hoc Opus ex Collatis Inter Sese Iuridicis, Quotquot Hactenus Fere Prodierunt, & Antiquioribus & Recentioribus Lexicis. Auctum Deinde, Expolitum et Emendatum, Ex Hactenus Editis Accuratissimis Locubrationibus Do. Cujacii, Brissonii, Donelli, Duareni, Gothofredi, Pacii, Vulteii, Goeddaei Item Corrasii, Fabri, Wesembecii, Aliorumque Praestantissimorum Virorum: Quorum Catalogum Mox Post Praefationes Invenies; Editio Postrema, Prioribus Auctior et Longe Limatior, Cum Praefationibus Clarissimorum & Eminentissimorum Hujus avi Iurisconsultorum Dionisii Gothofredi, & Hermanni Vulteii. Geneva: Sumptibus Leonardi Chovet, & Socii, 1684. [xii], 1047 pp. Text printed in parallel columns. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, corners mended, front free endpaper renewed, title page re-hinged. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped, crack in text between title page and following leaf, armorial book plate of William Curtis Noyes to front pastedown. Title page printed in red and black. Large woodcut printer device, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Some edgewear to preliminaries, toning to text, occasional light foxing and dampstaining, internally clean. * Later edition. With prefaces by Denis Godefroy [1549-1622] and Hermann Vulteius [1565-1634]. Calvinus was a German jurist and professor of law at the University of Heidelberg who wrote several books on politics, Jewish law and Roman law. The Lexicon Juridicum proved to be his most honored and durable publication. First published in 1600, it went through numerous editions during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It draws on several authors, including Albericus, Brisson, Cicero, Hotoman and Tacitus. A scholarly wor

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        WOODBLOCK HAND-COLOURED MAP OF TOKYO; JAPAN EIRI EDO OEZU (Illustrated Edo)

      Edo [Tokyo]: Hyoshiya Ichirobe (Hayashi-shi Yoshinaga), First month, 1684 (But Third month, 1680). A large woodcut map of Edo (Tokyo) with fine handcolouring, on joined and folded paper. The map is breathtaking in its detail and features many paintings of important landmarks, temples, bridges and people, who are often pictured working or fishing from boats on the waterways running through Tokyo. A stunning and very rare woodblock map beautifully and unusually handcoloured. Roads, blocks, buildings, open areas, canals and waterways, are all vividly laid out on this huge and most impressive map. 123.5 by 149.5 cm., folded within paper covers, folds to 28 by 18 cm, now preserved in a fine clamshell box. A remarkably well preserved and very rare item, with some light rubbing due to age and as to be expected. A bit of old worming or light soiling and occasional small repairs, but in all quite astonishing in its quality and beautifully preserved with bright and vivid colour and detail. AN EXTRAORDINARY ITEM, REMARKABLE FOR BOTH ITS CARTOGRAPHIC DETAIL AND ITS ARTISTIC BEAUTY. The wood block printing shows land tenures of Daimyo and Hatamoto. It also shows temples and shrines, includes a distance chart and descriptive listing of Daimyo showing crests and halberds. There is also a inset of the eastern portion of Edo.

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        Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque Sacrae Scripturae Interpretum et Commentatorum Summo Studio et Fide Adornata. In six volumes

      London - Johannis Ribbii, Johannis vande Water and Francisci Halma, 1684 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An incredible set of this controversial seventeenth-century synopsis and critical interpretation of biblical commentators, in Latin. Featuring striking vignette titles with red and black text. Index to the rear of Volumes IV part ii and V. Complete in five volumes bound into six. Matthew Poole [Pole](16241679) was a biblical commentator, who is known for authoring many controversialist publications. The great work of Poole's life was the Synopsis criticorum aliorumque sacrae scripturae interpretum, a synopsis of the critical labours of biblical commentators. He commenced his studies for the project in 1666, and took ten years to complete it. During this time he would rise at three or four in the morning, take a raw egg at eight or nine, and another at twelve, and continue at his studies until late in the afternoon. The prospectus for the Synopsis bore the names of eight bishops and five continental scholars, besides other divines. Simon Patrick, Tillotson, and Stillingfleet, with four laymen, acted as trustees of the funds raised by subscription for the project. A royal patent for the work was granted on 14 October 1667. Four thousand copies were printed, and sold relatively quickly. The work constituted an important compendium of biblical commentary and exegesis, condensing into brief notes a great deal of study. In April 1693 the work was placed on the Roman index. The Synopsis was originally produced in Latin for a scholarly audience; afterwards Poole began a smaller series of annotations in English for a broader, less educated readership. DNBCondition: Recently rebound in quarter calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. One slightly strained hinge, holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are remarkably bright considering the age of this set, and generally clean with occasional dusting to the first and last few pages of some volumes, a few tidemarks,and just the odd spot. There are a few tidemarks to the top margins of volumes I and IV part ii, not affecting the text. Very occasional chipping and closed tears to the margins of some pages. Volume IV part ii has an ink stamp of St Mary's Priory, London to the title. A wonderful set that hasendured admirably the test of time. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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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

      Amstelodami: Jansson-Waesberge. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1684. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Gio[vanni] Batt[ist]a Chizzola").

      Philippsburg, 4. XI. 1684. - 2 SS. und Adresse auf gefalt. Doppelblatt (Faltbrief). Kl.-4to (192 x 157 mm). Das rote Lacksiegel vollständig erhalten. An seinen Onkel, Graf Giacomo Negroboni in Brescia, hauptsächlich in Familiensachen sowie zu Graf Starhembergs Konflikt mit Ludwig XIV.: "[.] Qui non ci manca, che lavorare per porci in postura di una bona diffesa; noi siamo gia' quattro in cinque milla fanti di Guarnizione, dove, se il Re di Francia vorra tentare qualche cosa a qualche piaza, trovera' duro [.]". - Der einem alten Brescianer Adelshaus entstammende Chizzola war Kommandant im kaiserlichen Heer; er zeichnete sich bei der Belagerung Philippsburgs 1676 aus und wurde 1689 beim Sturm auf Mainz verwundet. Im selben Jahr wurde er zum Obristen befördert und folgte Max Laurenz von Starhemberg als Kommandant des 8. Linien-Infanterieregiments nach. Er dürfte kurz nach der Schlacht bei Slankamen im August 1691 an im Gefecht erlittenen Wunden gestorben sein. - Kl. Randläsur im Text (Tintenfraß), sonst wohlerhalten.

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        Quæ extant, Cura Doctorum Vivorum Emendata.

      Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden] : Apud Danielem à Gaesbeeck, MDC LXXXIV. 1684 - 12mo. [14], 566, [70] pp. Illustrated with 41 folding plates (mostly showing various military camps, formations etc). Title page with large vignette and engraved title page (supplied in facsimile). With the supplementary commentaries ascribed to Hirtius and others, and with the extensive Index Rerum et verborum Memorabilium, quae in Commentariis Caesaris Habentur. In a contemporary boarded and slotted vellum with manuscript title to spine. Caesar's account of De bello Gallico, De bello civili, De bello Alexandrino, and De bello Africano. Ffep with manuscript dedication and stamp of the Capuchin Monastery, Velp (North Brabant). Title page with old ink stain from removal of previous ownership mark. A complete and clean copy of this important work in a good contemporary binding, strengthened to front hinge and tail. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pas kaart Van de Caribes Tusschen I. Barbados en J. S. Martin

      Amsterdam, 1684. No Binding. Near Fine. 20 x 23 inches. Fine hand color; on double-ply paper as issued, excellent condition. A very attractive Dutch nautical chart (oriented with north to the right) that extends from the southern part of St. Martin in the north to St. Vincent in the south. Included on it are St. Bart's, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, and Barbados. The three insets at upper left provide details of harbors on the islands of St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and the Les Saintes archipelago. The Van Keulen firm was a leading supplier of charts, instruments, and maritime related books of uncommon longevity. It remained a family controlled business until 1823 and then continued to operate under another owner until 1885.

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        Rabbinismus sive Institutio Grammatica Rabbinorum scriptis legendis & intelligendis accommodata

      Cizae (d. i. Zeitz), Hetsted und (Jena), Bielckius, 1684.. 2 Bll., 52 S. - II. Odelem, Johann Philipp (praes.) und Adam Bernd (resp.): Dissertatio De Lingua Hebraea / Quam ... Amplissimae Facultatis Philosophicae Consensu benevolo, In Inclyta Lipsiensium Academia Publico Eruditorum sistit Examini Respondens Adam Berndt, SS. Theolog. Stud. Vratislaviens. Leipzig, Fleischer 1700. 12 Bll. - 3. Apostel Paulus: [langer hebräischer Text] Epistola ad Ebraeos / Ex Graeco in purum idioma Ebraeum verbotenus & accurate translatum a Friderico Alberto Christiano Quondam Iudaeo, nunc per Dei gratiam Proselyto, Ante triennium Anno Christi M.DC.LXXIII. Argentinae per baptismum in Ecclesiam Cooptato. Leipzig, Lanckisch und Colerus 1676. 10 Bl., 70 [i.e. 68] S., 1 Bl. - 4. Isenbiehl, Johann Lorenz: Beobachtungen von dem Gebrauche des syrischen Puncti diacritici bey den Verbis. Göttingen, Barmeier 1773. Mit 2 Tabellen. 3 Bll., 29 S., HLdr. um 1800, Vorderdeckel mit goldgepr. Eignernamen "Gestricio-Hels Nations Bibliothek VD17 12:123529N, 12:139330U, 1:053120E. - Bei (3) fehlt am Schluss das Blatt "Typographus lectori", das auch bei 7 von 8 im VD 17 angegebenen Exemplaren nicht vorhanden ist. (2) unten mit kl. Eckabriss, (3) tls. eng beschnitten.

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        Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque Scripturae Sacrae Interpretum et Commentatorum

      Utrecht: Printed by [Wilhelmus Clerck & Joannes a Stuyvesant for] Johannes Ribbius et al, 1684-1686. Third edition. Vellum. Very Good. 9 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. 5 vols. Most pages printed in dual columns which are numbered separately. Pages generally bright and clean. Bound in matching full contemporary Dutch vellum with blindstamped arabesque centerpiece and blindruled paneling on covers. Red leather spine label with gilt title and volume number on each volume. Provenance: From the collections of Wolferdus Seneguerdius (1646-1724), professor of physics at Leiden, with his contemporary ownership inscriptions; Philip Van Swinden, with later 18th Century bookplate; Rev. James Thomas Law (1790-1876), signature dated 1815; and Wells Theological College, with 19th Century bookplates (gift from Law).& & Vol. 1: [1 leaf] + I-VIII numbered pages + [3 leaves] + 1-1248 columns (1206 misnumbered) + [1 leaf] + 1-1028 columns (569-70, 579-80 misnumbered). Front joint cracked.& Vol. 2: [12 pages] + 1-2050 columns (1429-30 misnumbered). Front joint cracked.& Vol. 3: [3 leaves] + 1-2178 columns (953-54, 1120 misnumbered). Front joint starting.& Vol. 4: [6 pages] + 1-1630 columns (1558 misnumbered).& Vol. 5: [10 pages] + 1-2022 columns (743-44, 945-46, 959-60, 1003-04, 1887-88 misnumbered) + [1 page] + 1-52 columns + 1-62 columns (Indices).& & Poole (1624-1679) was an English Non-Conformist. After the Popish Plot (1678), he feared for his safety and fled to Amsterdam. His Synopsis Criticorum is a comprehensive survey of the views of one hundred fifty biblical critics.

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        Z?ho Sanp? ketsugish?, 5 kan

      Printer's colophon: "First year of J?ky? (1684), [Kyoto] Teramachi Street, below (i.e., south of) Nijo [Street], Nakamura Gohei." Japanese xylographic edition [Block, half folio], 20.6 x 14.3 cm. Columns per page, irregular. Illustrated. Fukuro-toji (i.e. thread) binding, uniform original wrappers with printed title labels reading T?sho Sanp? ketsugish?. 5 vols. 1: 1-2 (preface, dated 1684), 3-4 (table of contents), 5-6 (preface, undated), 7-46 ff. 2:1-2 (table of contents), 3-42 ff. 3: 1-2 (table of contents), 1-65 ff. 4:1-42 ff. 5:1, 1 (table of contents), 1-65 ff. Modern, brocade folding case. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, with some creasing. Occasional spotting on the leaves. Extremely well preserved, supple copy in original binding, with excellent impressions. Extremely rare copy of a classic work produced in 1661 during Japan's intellectual awakening by the important mathematician Isomura Yoshinori (d. 1710). This much enlarged third edition (1684) includes new uses for pi, such as novel calculations of the surface of a sphere. It solves other practical problems, for instance, the best means of surveying difficult landscapes, and the determination of the volumes of solids. These pursuits are illustrated in a Western style with Eastern inflections. The surveying diagrams in particular could be copied directly from a Western manual, if it were not for local touches, such as the clearly-depicted bamboo canes the surveyors use to calculate the height of a tall willow or faraway misty peak.Isomura was known as "master of the abacus." He taught in a mathematical tradition that sharpened many notable minds over the centuries (including Machiavelli in 15th century Italy). Indeed, Japanese mathematics advanced so far during the seventeenth century that Isomura could complete the "rough approach to an integral calculus" in this book. A similar type of calculus would be developed in Europe by Leibniz. Isomura was also fascinated with the properties and combinations of numbers in "magic squares, magic circles and magic wheels." One experimental use of these formats formed the basis for the now popular puzzle game Sudoku, a discovery usually attributed to the 18th-century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. Isomura's abacus and proto-Sudoku grids are illustrated throughout the volume, bringing an even more modern aspect to its design. This cutting-edge mathematical work demonstrates the graphical influence of the West, just as it absorbs and improves upon Western mathematics. A stunning copy of an extremely rare and important text.*D.E. Smith and Y. Mikami, A History of Japanese Mathematics (1914) I, p 437; this edn. held in US at LC only.First edition (Tokyo, 1661): Waseda University Library (Tokyo), Library of Congress (defective copy).Second edition (Kyoto and Osaka , 1674): six libraries in Japan, including Waseda, and Library of Congress (two copies). The present, third edition, augmented (Kyoto, 1684): ten libraries in Japan, including Waseda, and Library of Congress (LC copy defective), and Swedish Royal Library (Nordenskiöld Collection), Stockholm.

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        Francken, 1673. 8:o.

      (2),602,(2 blanka) s. Samtida svart karduansbd med upphöjda bind, mycket rikt guldornerad rygg, dubbla förgyllda pärmlinjer och helt guldsnitt med sparsam ciselering. Pärmspännen i mässing med slejfar i skinn. Skinnet saknas högst upp vid ytterfalsarna med defekter överst på ryggen som följd. Några anteckningar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka rostfläckar. Smala fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 217-18, 223-26, 233-34 och 237-40. Med initialerna "PH", möjligen en bokhandlarsignatur, under impressum på titelbladet, Maria Elisabeth Stenbocks guldpressade pärmexlibris, hennes namnteckning daterad Lindholm den 13 september 1684 och Thore Virgins namnteckning.. VD17 23:665162W. Översatt till tyska av Johann Deusing. Den engelska predikanten Richard Baxter (1615-91) var en mycket produktiv författare och hans skrifter väckte genklang både i Tyskland och Sverige, där många översättningar publicerades. Maria Elisabeth Stenbock (1640-tal?-1693) var syster till riksrådet Johan Gabriel Stenbock och gift med landshövdingen Axel Lillie (1637-92). Hon var hovmästarinna hos Ulrika Eleonora d.ä. och hade ett praktfullt bundet bibliotek med i huvudsak tysk teologisk litteratur. Hennes pärmstämpel finns i tre storlekar. Hon och hennes man ägde bl.a. Löfstad och Lindholm och var morföräldrar till Ulla Sparre, Carl Gustaf Tessins fru

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        The Visions of Government, Wherein The Antimonarchical Principles and Practices of all Fanatical Commonwealths=men, and Jesuitical Politicians are discovered, confuted, and exposed. By Edward Pettit, M.A. and Author of the Visions of Purgatory, and Thorough Reformations. Morosophi Moriones pessimi

      Printed: 1684. fl. ca. 1684 Octavo, 7.2 x 4.32 inches. First edition. A-Q8, R4. An engraved allegorical frontispiece of Charles I slaying the three headed Commonwealth beast is bound opposite the title. This copy is bound in full contemporary speckled English calf, rebacked, with a new label on the spine. Inside the front board is the bookplate of the Woburn Public Library. The pages are clean with wide margins. This edition is bound in its original dark calfskin blind tooled around the borders of the front and back covers. There is an ancient red tooled label in gold affixed to the spine. This is a wild tale, and even a brief quote from the material will reveal the nature of its content... "'You are a railing, prating boy (reply'd he [a politician]) who values your Judgment that have nothing of solid Learning, or substantial Politicks in you? You are a paltry quibbling insignificant Black Coat.' Before I could answer him, Hobbs took courage, and fell in with him pellmell, calling me Pedantical Academick. His University-Learning (said he) has quite spoil'd him, and for want of my reasonings and conclusions, he is no better than a dull pragmatical Ideot. But yonder is a grave serious and Ancient learned man, I will be judg'd by him. Ay! and so will I too (replyed Nevil), For He is one of our Friends, an Holy man, and a good Commonwealths-man, a great Enemy to Tyranny; Ay, to Popery too (said Hobbs)." In addition to containing wild, imaginative, and completely suppositious political arguments, this work is also over-flowing with vernacular language of the day. One can read for early uses of idiomatic phrases (like "spick and span" and 'slie Jargoon") or for fantastic, sharp-tongued pronouncements such as-"The Politician (said I) I here speak of, is a stranger Monster than any Beast of America. He is a Composition of Fool and Knave, of Hawk and Buzzard, Atheist and Fanatick, Beast and Devil, in the shape of a Man. His Father begat Him, being at enmity with his Mother, when the Bells rung backward for a great fire in a deep Snow; One, that never was long of one mind, nor ever a friend to anyone body. He quarrel'd with his Milk Porrage the very first Breath he drew to cool it; beat his elder Brother by surprize; gave his Sisters black eyes; pist in his Mothers mouth when she was fast asleep; and oft-times pull'd the Chair from behind his Aged Father, when he was going to sit down. These were the Domestick stratagems of his Childhood."

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        L’huomo e sue parti figurato e simbolico

      Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1684. First edition, second issue (?) of this emblematic description of the microcosm/macrocosm whose striking iconography draws systematically on the discrete and disembodied elements of the human body. The sense organs were common motifs in earlier emblematics, but with due allowance to decorum, the present work goes exhaustively part by part and even organ by organ (see p. 365, on the kidney). A scholarly work, illustrated with magnificent engraved figures, where man is shown in his external and internal double nature, spiritual and material; his connexion with mysticism, symbolism, hieroglyphs and all the mysteries of the occult. One finds the signatures of herbs and their correspondence with astrology in the treatment of all parts of the human body. Magic in its proper sense has not been forgotten and the author reveals numerous marvelous secrets, such as occult properties of saliva, urine, semen, and the excrements, with the help of which one is able to obtain surprising results. The author, frequently cited by alchemists, describes a variety of precious preparations. It is a unique work in its genre. (Caillet) The collation of the present edition is identical to that of 1683, and so this should probably be termed a 2nd issue. A Latin translation of the work was published in Augsburg in 1695, apparently with few or no changes in the text and with Bonavera’s original engravings copied by Leonhard Heckenauer. Why after more than a decade Scarlatini’s work was suddenly resurrected in Latin, and printed in Germany, remains something of a mystery. * Landwehr, Romantic, no. 681; Praz, pp. 490 (bibliography) & 190; Krivatsy 10305 (1683); Caillet 9948 (on Latin 1695).. Folio [32.2 x 21 cm], (8) ff., 464, 328 pp., including engraved allegorical title signed Bonavera, title printed in red and black, full-page engraved portrait of author, 41 emblems in text, of which several are 3/4 page. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum, slightly separating at upper joint but firm, raised bands on spine, with title stenciled in a neat hand. Tear to gutter margin of frontispiece repaired (without loss); discreet private library stamps in margins of frontispiece, title, and a few leaves; scattered light foxing in margins of several leaves and occasional browning to a few others, but on the whole a tall and fresh copy.

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        Histoire de l'Empire, contenant son origine ; son progrès ; ses révolutions ; la forme de son gouvernement ; sa politique ; ses alliances ; ses négociations ; & les nouveaux règlemens qui ont été faits par les Traités de Westphalie. Première partie./ Histoire de L'Empire, contenant son origine; son progrès; ses révolutions; la forme de son gouvernement; sa politique; ses alliances; ses négotiations; et les nouveaux règlemens qui ont éfté faits par les Traitéz de Weftphalie: Divise'e en deux parties Premiere Partie (Avec privilege du Roy) ( A history of the Austrian/ German Empire , This volume to the treaty of Westphalia in 1648)

      Claude Barbin 1684 - Title page + 38 + 535 pages + 2 errata rear. embossed & gilt tooled leather binding fair, leather at hinges cracked with some loss front (see scan) holding OK, contents mostly very good ,clean & tight with a few blind embossed seals of " Theological Institute of Connecticut", 1st blank end page detached. Minor printers marks pages 428 & 429, some minor staining to some pages. All French text, This volume covers the period from the origin to Ferdinand III 1648, seems to be a history of the (Austrian?) German Empire mostly from Charlemagne to the treaty of Westphalia in 1648.Very Rare. At time of listing could only find 2 copies listed on net in Libraries, none for sale. Part one. Please note; my title is "Histoire de L'Empire, contenant son origine; son progrès; ses révolutions; la forme de son gouvernement; sa politique; ses alliances; ses négotiations; et les nouveaux règlemens qui ont éfté faits par les Traitéz de Weftphalie: Divise'e en deux parties, par le sieur Heiss, Premiere Partie " , but that exact title is not listed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Francken, 1673. 8:o.

      (2),602,(2 blanka) s. Samtida svart karduansbd med upphöjda bind, mycket rikt guldornerad rygg, dubbla förgyllda pärmlinjer och helt guldsnitt med sparsam ciselering. Pärmspännen i mässing med slejfar i skinn. Skinnet saknas högst upp vid ytterfalsarna med defekter överst på ryggen som följd. Några anteckningar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka rostfläckar. Smala fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 217-18, 223-26, 233-34 och 237-40. Med initialerna "PH", möjligen en bokhandlarsignatur, under impressum på titelbladet, Maria Elisabeth Stenbocks guldpressade pärmexlibris, hennes namnteckning daterad Lindholm den 13 september 1684 och Thore Virgins namnteckning.. VD17 23:665162W. Översatt till tyska av Johann Deusing. Den engelska predikanten Richard Baxter (1615-91) var en mycket produktiv författare och hans skrifter väckte genklang både i Tyskland och Sverige, där många översättningar publicerades. Maria Elisabeth Stenbock (1640-tal?-1693) var syster till riksrådet Johan Gabriel Stenbock och gift med landshövdingen Axel Lillie (1637-92). Hon var hovmästarinna hos Ulrika Eleonora d.ä. och hade ett praktfullt bundet bibliotek med i huvudsak tysk teologisk litteratur. Hennes pärmstämpel finns i tre storlekar. Hon och hennes man ägde bl.a. Löfstad och Lindholm och var morföräldrar till Ulla Sparre, Carl Gustaf Tessins fru

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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,, Amsterdamo, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus

      London - T. Basset, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell, 1684 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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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.... [bound with:] BUCANIERS OF AMERICA. THE SECOND VOLUME

      London: Printed for William Crooke, 1684-1685.. Two volumes bound in one. [12],47 [i.e. 55],80,84,[12]; [16],212,[24]pp., plus eight engraved plates (two folding) and three folding maps. Also fourteen engraved maps and plans in text of second volume and numerous coastal elevations in text. Bookseller's advertisements at rear. Small quarto. 19th-century mottled calf, gilt, spine gilt extra, leather labels, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Extremities lightly worn; small chip to head of spine. The larger map in the second part is backed with closed tear repaired. Quite clean internally. A very good copy. The English edition of the first extensive account of the pirates of the West Indies, with all plates and map present. This copy is bound with the second edition of the first part, and the first edition of the second volume or fourth part, issued separately the following year and containing an account of South Seas adventures from the journal of Basil Ringrose. This adds the adventures of Captain Cooke, Sharp, and others who "lately setting forth from Jamaica, penetrated into the South-Sea, and there ransack't and pillaged...all they could meet." One of the most interesting pieces of early English 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 pirate, Sir Henry Morgan, followed a very modern course and sued the author for defamation. He was awarded £200 for damages. Many of the plates are startling close-up portraits of now famous buccaneers. "This is the first complete edition" - Hill. "Frequently described as the greatest early book on piracy" - NMM. CHURCH 689. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 684/55. SABIN 23481. BORBA DE MORAES, pp.299-300. WING E3894,E3897. STEVENS, NUGGETS 1002. HILL 579. NMM 2:175.

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        The Interpreter Containing the Genuine Signification of Such

      1684. Cowell, John [1554-1611]. [Manley, Thomas]. The Interpreter, Containing the Genuine Signification of Such Obscure Words and Terms Used Either in the Common or Statute Laws of This Realm. First Compiled by the Learned Dr. Cowel, and Now Enlarged From the Collections of All Others Who Have Written in This Kind. With an Addition of Many Words Omitted by All Former Writers, and Pertinent to This Matter, With Their Etymologies as Often as They Occur: As Also Tenures Whether Jocular, or Others Statutes and Records, Wherein the Alterations are Expressed, and Their Agreement or Dissonancy, With the Law at Present Declared. Whereto is Subjoyned, An Appendix, Containing the Ancient Names of Places Here in England, Very Necessary for the Use of all Young Students, Who Intend to Converse with old Records, Deeds or Charters. The Second Edition, Wherein Many Errors and Mistakes in the Former are Carefully Corrected. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq.; and Sir Edward Atkins Knight, for H. Twyford, Tho. Buffet, J. Place, and H. Sawbridge, 1684. Unpaged. Leaves of signature 'ppp' misbound (in reverse order). Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, hinges expertly mended. Rubbing and a few scuffs to boards, wear to corners and board edges with some loss. Early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, early owner inscription to front free endpaper. Attractive woodcut head and tail-pieces. Upper corner clipped from front free endpaper, light browning to outer margins of title page and following leaf, interior otherwise fresh. * Fifth edition, and the second edition by Manley. The Interpreter is considered to be the best law dictionary published before Jacob's New Law-Dictionary (1729). Though its significance was recognized almost immediately, it was not approved by all. At a time when Parliament and crown were vying for power, the House of Commons was angered by Cowell's royalist sympathies, which were evident in such definitions as "King," "Parliament," "Prerogative," "Recoveries," and "Subsidies." When a joint committee of Lords and Councilors reviewed the work, the ensuing controversy nearly halted the affairs of government. James I intervened in fear that his own fiscal interests would not be approved by Parliamen

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        The Tryal and Conviction of Sr. Sam, Bernardiston, Bart

      ONT> ONT>, 1684 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An account of the trial of Sir Samuel Barnardiston, 1st Baronet for libel as being of a factious, seditious, and disaffected temper, and having caused several letters to be written and published reflecting on the king and officers of state. First edition. Two of the four letters which formed the basis of the charge were privately addressed to a Suffolk friend, Sir Philip Skippon, and the others to a linendraper of Ipswich and to a gentleman of Brightwell, with both of whom Sir Samuel was intimate. They contained sentences favouring William Russell, Lord Russell and Algernon Sydney, and stating that the papists and high tories are quite down in the mouth, and that Sir George [Jeffreys] is grown very humble; and on these words the accusation was founded. George Jeffreys, who had a personal concern in the matter, tried the case, and directed the jury to return a verdict of guilty on the ground that the act of sending the letters was itself seditious, and that there was no occasion to adduce evidence to prove a seditious intent. With small bookplate to corner of front pastedown reading Sum Caroli Whibley. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, generally smart with slight bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Age-toning to free endpapers and to many other pages. First page has been expertly repaired. Light foxing, occasional ink and handling marks throughout. Pagination is incorrect as usual, though text is continuous and complete. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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.. With a large Introduction. FIRST EDITION 1684, small folio, approximately 305 x 190 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, fascinating allegorical frontispiece facing Explanation in verse, portrait of Charles I engraved by R. White opposite page 1, and an engraved plate of the Court facing a detailed 2 page prose Explanation keyed to letters on the illustration, the List of Commissioners (page 86), and the List of Regicides (page 110) printed in red, pages: (10), LXX, (2), 128, (7) - 6 pages being the Alphabetical Catalogue of the Members of the Execrable Pretended High Court of Justice and the final page an advert for the writings of Nalson, bound in antique sheep, double blind ruled border to covers, raised bands and blind rules to spine, no label or lettering, edges speckled red. Binding worn and rubbed, a few small scrapes to surface, hinges just starting to crack at top and bottom, upper hinge slightly cracked in the middle, covers holding firmly, corners a little 'rounded', inner hinges cracked, small ink stamp of unknown significance on front endpaper and on reverse of Explanation, small old paper repair to front endpaper, fore-edge margin of frontispiece trimmed away, no loss of image, another tiny paper repair to title page and to final page 127 but with no loss of legibility, occasional very slight pink marks to edges of pages (due to speckling), occasional small pale marks to margins, brown ink smudge to lower margin of page 62, not near text, one or two archival tape repairs to tiny closed edge tears, and a 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to upper margin of portrait, a few small pale spots to text on pages 91-94, no loss of legibility, fore-edge margins of Alphabetical Catalogue trimmed off, slightly shaving some letters, loss of first letter of 5 surnames on final page. A good copy. John Nalson (1637 - 1686), was a Church of England clergyman and an early Tory polemical pamphleteer and author directing his vitriol against all Catholics and non-conformists. "Nalson... wrote history with a present purpose and looked to the past for guidance and warnings. No period of English history, he was confident, had more lessons to teach than that of the civil wars if the country was to be saved from another disaster. A True Copy depicted ‘the horrible tragedy’ of the ‘dismal, bloody, wicked and outrageous rebellion’ of the mid century, ‘the insolent wickedness’ of those who endeavoured ‘to consecrate murder, treason, sacrilege [and] perjury’ ...Charles I was fulsomely celebrated in this account as ‘the best and most illustrious sovereign of the christian world’. Cromwell, by contrast, was pilloried as ‘that infamous usurper … that sorceror’.... The pictorial frontispiece shows the Devil at the reins of a chariot riding roughshod over justice, liberty, and an executed monarch." ODNB. Nalson had priviledged access to many original sources and over the course of his life he amassed a large library of such papers. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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,

      Edinburgh: Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis and Johannis Colmarii. 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. 1684. First Edition. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. [xii], 102pp, index; iii, 114pp, index; [iv], 56pp, index; + plates :: 22 engraved illustrations on 20 plates :: 385mm x 250mm (15" x 10") .

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