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        Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo, Reionis Naturae, Incolarum Ingenia et Mores, Morbi Lisque Medendi Methodus, et Medicina Indigena Accurrate Explicantur,

      Edinburgh: Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis and Johannis Colmarii. Covers worn and rubbed and joints split. Fep missing. Some soiling to the first few pages - otherwise the text is in very good condition without dust jacket. The paper of the etchings has yellowed slightly and is of a lighter weight. All plates present but in the order of the index. 1684. First Edition. Leather cover. [xii], 102pp, index; iii, 114pp, index; [iv], 56pp, index; :: 20 full page engravings, some signed, and woodcut headers :: 385mm x 250mm (15" x 10") .

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        Experiments and Considerations About the Porosity of Bodies in Two Essays

      London: Printed for Sam. Smith at the Prince's Arms in S. Pauls Church-Yard., 1684. 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.. Full-Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        LA FARSALIA

      Por Lorenzo García, a costa de Sebastián de Armendariz, mercader de libros, Madrid 1684 - 4º, volumen con dos partes: 18 h. 239 fol./ 114 fol. ("Orfeo" 82-114 fol.). Pergamino de época, lomo rotulado. Portada facsimilada. A partir de la p. 82 de la 2ª parte incluye el Orfeo del mismo autor. Errores en foliación: de p. 38 a 40 / de p. 25 a 27. Adornos en cabeceras y cierres. Apostillas marginales. Manchas de humedad. [Palau nº143296; Salvá 753; CCPB037103-3] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Collections of Travels through Turky into Persia and the East-Indies, 2 vols., together with A Relation to the Kingdom of Japan and Tunkin, together with A New Description of the Grand Seignior's Seraglio, with Catalogus Librorum at end

      London: Moses Pitt. 1684. Hardcover. Very Good. 1684. Hardcover, small folio ( 8 x 12 inches). Rebacked with new marbled boards and rear morocco spine label. Text, plates and maps appear to be complete. 16 folding plates and views, large map of Japan, 22 plates and 3 vignette illustrations. "Collections" is complete in 2 volumes, and the additional materials are all bound-in. Only the "Collections" and "Seraglio" have separate title pages. Lovely new binding. Some of the leather and gilt decoration from the original spine has flecked off, but still in very nice condition overall. Darkening and light foxing to pages, but the text is still readable. RARE. A similar copy with more wear to the plates and some sections misbound sold for $2800 at Bonham's auction in 2002.

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        Les lettres de S. Augustin, traduites en fran?ois sur l'?dition nouvelle des P?res Benedictins de la Congregation de S. Maur

      Paris - Jean Baptiste Coignard 1684 - A scarce and early collection of these renowned religious letters, which are considered influential in the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. Written in French. New edition, reviewed and corrected on ancient manuscripts,with someletters that had not yet been published. Adorned with decorative head and tail pieces, as well as a charming engraved vignette to each title page. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine established anew the ancient Faith. In his early years, he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. Augustine was one of the most prolific Latin authors in terms of surviving works, and the list of his works consists of more than one hundred separate titles. They include apologetic works against the heresies of the Arians, Donatists, Manichaeans and Pelagians; texts on Christian doctrine, notably De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine); exegetical works such as commentaries on Book of Genesis, the Psalms and Paul's Letter to the Romans; many sermons and letters; and the Retractationes, a review of his earlier works which he wrote near the end of his life. Apart from those, Augustine is probably best known for his Confessions), which is a personal account of his earlier life, and for De civitate dei (The City of God, consisting of 22 books), which he wrote to restore the confidence of his fellow Christians, which was badly shaken by the sack of Rome by the Visigoths in 410. His On the Trinity, in which he developed what has become known as the 'psychological analogy' of the Trinity, is also among his masterpieces, and arguably one of the greatest theological works of all time. He also wrote On Free Choice Of The Will (De libero arbitrio), addressing why God gives humans free will that can be used for evil. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In early contemporary calf bindings, with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, all volumes are lightly rubbed, with shelfwear to the spines, and some warping to the boards. Front joint to volumes one, four andfive are starting, as well as the rear to volume one. Some straining to the front hinge of volume three, andsmall instances of damp stained to the boards. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, and surprisingly bright. Light instances of spotting throughout the volumes, as well as marginal tide marks to volume one. Neat copperplate ink signatures to the endpapers and title page of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art des Emblèmes ou s'enseigne la morale par les figures de la Fable,de l'Histoire ,et de la Nature

      R. J. B de la Caille, 1684. Relié reliure du temps. pleine peau. 5 nerfs. haut du dos consolidé et bas du dos consolidé. dos avec des traces d'usures. titres et fleurons dorés en partie passés. coins solides et renforcés. a l'intérieur en premiere page un ex-libris et une signature à la la plume. la charniere bien que solide se voit. par endroits le papier est jauni. quelques auréoles discretes jamais sur les textes ni sur les gravures. extrait du Privilège du Roy en dernière page en date du 2 Février 1679. l'ouvrage est solide. complet des pages et des gravures.

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        Kabbala Denudata seu Doctrina Hebraeorum Transcendentalis et Metaphysica atque Theologica opus Antiquissimae Philosophiae Barbaricae variis speciminibus refertissimum

      Sulzbach and Frankfurt: [vol. 1] typis Abrahami Lichtenthaleri; [vol. 2] sumptibus Joannis Davidis Zunneri. Typis Balthasar. Christoph. Wustii, 1684. First edition. Two small quarto volumes (194 x 157 mm & 196 x 165 mm), bound in contemporary vellum with spine labels written in ink. Collating: Vol. 1. a-d4, e2, A-Zzzz4, A-Qq4, )(4, A-Aa4, A-H4; pgs. [xxxvi], 740, 312, [viii], 255, [i]; complete with engraved title on a4, printed title on a1 and )(1 and sixteen engraved plates, fifteen of which are folding. Vol. 2. [2 preliminary leave], A-Llll4 (Llll4 blank), a-ooo4, (a)-(h)4, (i)2; pgs. [iv, engraved chart & printed title page], 38, [ii], 598, [ii, blank], 478, 70; complete with additional folding plate at p. 242 in part 2. Text in Latin and Hebrew.& & A fantastic copy with early repairs to the hinges, otherwise untouched. Vellum binding in excellent condition with minor rubbing and soiling, but generally fresh. Bookplates of Charles Benjamin Caldwell (1809 - 1896) on front paste-downs, and a few bookseller notations in pencil on the end-papers, otherwise entirely devoid of previous ownership markings or annotations. Pages generally in Fine condition with light scattered foxing, marginal tears in Vol. 1 on leaves Kkk2 and M3, and Xxx2 trimmed close, affecting a few letters. Scarce to find in such beautiful condition and complete with both treatises: "Liber seu Porta Coelorum" by R.Abraham Cohen and the appendix, "Adumbration Kabbalae Christianae," often lacking (Bibliotheca Esoterica 2395).& & First Latin translations of most of the fundamental kabbalistic texts by the premier 17th Century Christian scholar on the subject, with portions also by Helmont, Henry More, and others. Text contains the first translations into Latin of sections of the Zohar, the great mystical commentary on the Pentateuch. "(Knorr von Rosenroth's) main work, Kabbala Denudata ... which had a widespread influence, was superior to anything that had been published on Kabbalah in a language other than Hebrew. It gave non-Jewish readers a broad view of the first sources to be translated into Latin ... (accompanied) by extraordinary notes ... His book ... served as the principal source for all non-Jewish literature on Kabbalah until the end of the 19th Century" - Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume X, page 1117. & & Caillet 5851. Brunet III, 637.

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        VCCELLIERA OVERO DISCORSO DELLA NATVRA E PROPRIETA DI DIVERSI VCCELLI

      Rome: Presso M. Angelo de Rossi, 1684. Second Edition. Hardcover. One of the Earliest Books on Birds, With Extremely Charming Engravings. 286 x 229 mm (11 1/4 x 9"). 5 p.l., 77, [1] pp., [6] leaves (index). Second Edition. Probably 18th century vellum, morocco spine label. Engraved title page with elaborate frame featuring two bird catchers, historiated headpiece, woodcut initials, two vignette tailpieces, and 66 CHARMING PLATES by Tempesta and Villamena (located on the verso of most text pages, with corresponding explication opposite). Schwerdt II, 48-49; Nissen IVB 693; Anker 380; Zimmer II, 475; Wood, p. 499 (mostly citing both ours and the first edition of 1622). Vellum somewhat grubby, a chip out of spine label affecting two letters, very faint browning to a few leaves, isolated trivial soiling, other insignificant imperfections, but an excellent copy, the binding solid, and especially fresh and clean internally. This is the second edition--characterized as "superior to the first" by Schwerdt--of a charming early book on birds, their habits, the methods of catching them, the ways to maintain them in captivity, and their diseases. Anker mentions its first printing (in 1622) as being "one of the earliest works with engraved plates representing birds," and Schwerdt says that the work is "delightful chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century." The plates in our edition are the same as in the first, though four of the illustrations have been re-engraved. The majority of the illustrations feature a single bird or a pair of them, perched on a branch, delicately and carefully delineated. Some plates offer complex scenes of elegant people hawking or playing music beneath caged songbirds, while still others illustrate methods of capturing birds. The multi-talented artist Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630) painted murals and designed tapestries, specializing in hunting scenes, while Francisco Villamena (1566-1624) was primarily an engraver whose subjects included portraits and religious scenes. According to Schwerdt, "Olina was not . . . 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." Schwerdt says "it is curious that Olina could have issued his 'Uccelliera' within twenty years of [this earlier work's] appearance without making any reference to the original author and yet have escaped detection," but he chalks this up to the extreme rarity of the book. "Plagiarism is common in sporting books," he says, "but Olina easily stands first as an adept in this practice.".

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        ADENOCHOIRADELOGIA or An Anatomick-Chirurgical Treatise of Glandules & Strumaes, or Kings-Evil-Swellings. Together with the Royal Gift of Healing, or Cure thereof by Contact or Imposition of Hands, Performed for Above 640 Years by our Kings of England, Continued with th

      London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Sam. Lownde, 1684. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7 in. high. Half polished calf over grey boards. Looks like it was re-bound in early 19th century. 2 blank endpapers (19th C.), title page, 14 page dedication, 58 page preface, 3 page poem "To the Authour Mr. John Browne" by Tho. Walker, 207 pages "Adenographia, or an Exact Anatomical treatise of the Glandules", 122 pages "Chaeradelogia: or an Exact Discourse of Strumaes, or Kings-Evil-Swellings.", 6 pages"An Elenchus", 11 page dedication, 18 page "To the Reader",2 page chapter headings for 3rd book, 6 page Elenchus, 196 page "The Royal Gift of Healing", 11 page account of persons cured by the King, 1 page advert, 2 blank 19th C. endpapers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; Spine darkened & cracked from sun, label missing on spine, bookplate on front paste-down, occasional light foxing, and some light stains in the margins, binding is tight.

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        Certain Miscellany Tracts

      London: Printed for Charles Mearn. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1684. First Edition. Hardcover. The second issue, with the cancelled title page dated 1684 (the first issue of 1683 is scarce). [viii], 205, [1] pages + [6] page Index + engraved portrait frontispiece. Lacking the final blank leaf P8. Red half-morocco binding with papered boards, expertly rebacked with most of an earlier (18th C) red morocco spine laid down. Two lettering pieces on spine, the lower one chipped at one corner. Some chips to paper along edges of boards. Spine titles: "BROWNE'S / MISCELLAN / TRACTS" and "LONDON / 1684". Page dimensions: 174 x 108mm. A 60mm tear to the front free endpaper. Splits to the gutters at the endpapers. Light foxing. Some marks to boards. Provenance: Early 20th C? ex-libris label of M A Elton; 20th C pencil signature of Alfred J. Horwood; late 20th C label of the book collector Bent Juel-Jensen, all of these on the front pastedown endpaper. Sir Thomas Browne is considered a fine stylist and master of English prose. Some of the bizarre images in the Miscellany tracts are reminiscent of some of Nathaniel Hawthorne's story ideas in Hawthorne's Notebooks, e.g. page 208 (of the Miscellany Tracts) - "An handsome Piece of Deformity expressed in a notable hard Face"; page 212 - "The Skin of a Snake bred out of the Spinal Marrow of a Man". The assortment of tracts in this volume include "An Answer to certain Queries relating to Fishes, Birds, Insects"; "Of Hawks and Falconry, ancient and modern"; Of Artifical Hills, Mounts or Boroughs in many parts of England: what they are, and to what end raised, and by what Nations"; "A Prophecy concerning the future state of several Nations; in a Letter written upon occasion of an old Prophecy sent to the Author from a Friend, with a request that he would consider it." The Miscellany Tracts were published fairly soon after the death of Browne in 1682. "The Papers from which these Tracts were printed, were, a while since, deliver'd to me by, those worthy persons, the Lady and Son of the excellent Authour. He himself gave no charge concerning his Manuscripts, either for the suppressing of the publishing of them. Yet, seeing he had procured Transcripts of them, and had kept those Copies by him, it seemeth profitable that He designed them for publick use." - from "The Publisher to the Reader" (Thomas Tenison). [Bibliographical References: Keynes "A Bibliography of Sir Thomas Browne" 128; Wing B5152]; 8vo .

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

      [Amsterdam: circa 1684]. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline and with the inset view of New York entirely coloured. 20 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches. A fine example of the second state of Danckerts' important map, with beautiful period hand colouring. 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 to 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; Campbell (1965) pp. 285-6 nos. 8-9a; Deak, Picturing America 67.

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        Emblemata Horatiana. -

      Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1684.In-8 picc. Pergamena moderna. Antiporta e 103 illustrazioni emblematiche n.t., dis. da Vaenius e finemente inc. in rame. (16), 207, (9) pp.; testo in latino, francese, tedesco ed olandese; piacevole esemplare, con incisioni molto nitide. Vaenius (Otto van Veen), pittore assai apprezzato e maestro di vari artisti, tra cui Rubens, si distinse anche per la feconda produzione di emblemi. Una delle sue opere di maggior successo fu proprio questa, in cui illustra massime di Orazio e di altri autori classici. Le incisioni di questa edizione, sebbene ridotte rispetto alle precedenti (prima 1607), sono considerate le più graziose. Praz 523 (nota). Landwehr, Low Countries, 824. A charming edition of an attractive emblem book. With a frontispiece and 103 engr. emblematical text illustrations. A fine copy bound in modern vellum.

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        Cajus Valerius Catullus et in eum Isaaci Vossii observationes.

      London, apud I. Littleburii, 1684. 4:o. (4),343,(30) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Samtida ngt nött och lite solkigt pergamentbd med handskriven ryggtitel. Spår av flera auktionsetiketter på främre pärmens insida. Delvis med fuktrand och enstaka lager och rostfläckar. Någon enstaka samtida understrykning och marginalnotering. Med G. Peringer Lillieblads och Er. v. Rolands namnteckningar på titelbladet samt Eric Filenius överstrukna namnteckning daterad 1761, gammal handskriven biblioteksetikett och Gunnar Wennerbergs namnteckning och exlibris på frampärmens insida.. Det finns exemplar med en annan titelbladsvariant där det framgår att boken är tryckt i Leiden av D. à Gaesbeeck. Detta är första upplagan av Catullus i Vossius edition. Gustaf Peringer Lillieblad (1651-1710) var orientalist, professor i österländska språk i Uppsala och sedermera censor librorum och hovbibliotekarie. Han adlades 1693. Exemplaret har sedan ägts av kanslirådet Erik von Roland (1675-1754) som deltog i Karl XII:s krig och en tid var auskulant vid Riksarkivet. Samuel Älf mindes honom i ett brev som "en underlig gubbe och alla böcker han ägt bära märken af hans flitiga läsning och beläsenhet i andra skrifter". Allan Ranius, som skrivit om Rolands bibliotek, tillägger: "De klassiska auktorerna - som för Roland var ojämförliga - fanns inte bara i original, utan även i talrika översättningar till moderna språk." Rolands bibliotek kom via biskop Eric Filenius donation till Linköpings stiftbibliotek, varifrån en del böcker sålts på duplettauktioner. Den senast ägaren som lämnat spår i boken är Gunnar Wennerberg (1817-1901), "Gluntarnes" upphovsman

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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.

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

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

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        Nummi Antiqui Populorum et Urbium illustrati.

      Parisiis, Excudebat Franciscus Muguet, 1684. 1684 In-4° (284x205mm), pp. (54), 610, (1), cartonatura alla rustica coeva con titolo e fregio manoscritti anticamente al dorso. Al frontespizio, stemma calcografico all'Arcivescovo Charles Maurice Le Tellier, dedicatario dell'opera; il blasone del religioso è ripetuto sulla testatina incisa su rame dal Giffart che sormonta la dedicatoria, affiancato da putti, da un leone, da una figura femminile allegorica. Alla dedica fanno seguito un "Index Caesarum, et Augustarum", un indice dei nomi dei magistrati, dei pretori, dei pontefici, un indice delle cose notabili. Aloni marginali alle prime 2 cc. e alle ultime 20 p. ca., nonché alle ultime cc. bianche, al contropiatto e al piatto posteriori; sparse bruniture e fioriture; nell'insieme, più che discreto esemplare a pieni margini. Edizione originale di questa trattazione sulle monete di Grecia e di Roma antica. L'Hardouin (Quimper, Bretagna,1646-Parigi, 1729), sacerdote gesuita, è noto ancora oggi per le sue teorie sul mondo classico estremamente bizzarre e destituite di fondamento per la loro paradossalità già all'epoca; egli credette che la maggior parte delle opere dell'antichità classica (ad eccezione dei poemi omerici, di Erodoto, di Cicerone, di Plinio il Vecchio, delle "Georgiche" virgiliane, delle "Satire" e delle "Epistole" di Orazio) fossero falsi prodotti nel XIII secolo dai monaci benedettini. Bibliotecario del Collège Louis le Grand dal 1683, fu dapprima editore di classici (tra l'altro di una "Naturalis Historia" pliniana ad usum Delphini), poi si volse prevalentemente agli studi numismatici. Nonostante l'assurdità delle sue teorie, ampi e di notevole valore furono i suoi apporti alla storia della numismatica. Brunet, VI, 29760. De Backer-Sommervogel, IV, 84-111. Manca al Cicognara, al Graesse e all'Olschki.

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        Recreatio Mentis et Oculi in observatione Animalium Testaceorum curiosis naturae inspectoribus ... nunc denuò ab eodem Latine oblata, centum additis Testaceorum Iconibus ...

      Romae, Typographia Varesii, 1684. 4to (220 x 160 mm). 2 parts (in one volume). pp. (16), 270, (10), with engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates to the first part and engraved frontispiece and 137 engraved plates, including 3 section titles to the second part. Contemporary vellum. First Latin edition, of the first book dealing exclusively with shells. The first Italian edition appeared in 1681 and the Latin edition was enlarged by some hundred new figures. Buonanni was a pupil of Athanasius Kircher and succeeded his master as a teacher of mathematics at the Collegium Romanum in 1698. The beautifully engraved plates illustrate some 500 shells divided into three classes 'Testaceorum Univalvium non Turbinatorum', Testaceorum Bivalvium' and 'Testaceorum Univalvium Turbinatorum'. The first frontispiece shows a.o. Neptune drawn by 2 dolphins, the second frontispiece and the final 6 plates depict Archimbaldo-like grotesques composed of shells. Six of the 7 engravings belonging to the first part are bound at the end and 2 engravings are printed on one leaf. Title page with old name crossed out. A fine and clean copy, small paper damage to the margin of one leaf and 4 leaves with small worming at the outer margin. Nissen ZBI, 754; Dance pp. 20-22.

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        Feste veneziane, ma è noto anche come ?Una danza o Ballo alla veneziana?.

      Tecnica mista su tela di 241x207 cm. La tela dipinta qui riprodotta è una copia in formato ingrandito di un celeberrimo dipinto di Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes, 1684 ? Nogent-sur-Marne, 1721), il grande pittore francese considerato il creatore dello stile rococò e del genere pittorico della fête galante. Il prototipo da cui l?opera è stata tratta è un piccolo dipinto a olio oggi conservato alla National Gallery of Scotland di Edimburgo, che reca il titolo tradizionale di Feste veneziane, ma è noto anche come Una danza o Ballo alla veneziana. Il soggetto raffigurato è infatti una riunione di eleganti gentiluomini e dame ? alcuni dei quali vestiti in maschera ? in un giardino dominato da una magnifica fontana: un maturo cavaliere in costume teatrale e una giovane dama si stanno esibendo in una danza al suono della cornamusa, mentre gli altri personaggi assistono alla scena o sono occupati in conversazioni galanti. \rUna parte della critica ritiene che il soggetto sia stato suggerito all?artista dal balletto Les festes vénitiennes, rappresentato a Parigi per la prima volta nel 1710. Comunque sia, si tratta di uno dei massimi capolavori della pittura del Settecento francese, che Watteau dipinse intorno al 1717 o, secondo altri, nel 1719. Il dipinto in esame, che non reca alcuna firma o segnatura, fu realizzato presumibilmente tra la fine dell?Ottocento e i primi anni del Novecento allo scopo di decorare la parete di uno scalone o di una grande sala attraverso l?evocazione di una festa galante settecentesca. L?ignoto autore mostra di appartenere al clima culturale del revival neo-rococò sorto in Francia nella seconda metà dell?Ottocento, grazie anche agli omaggi resi alla civiltà del Settecento e alla pittura di Watteau in particolare da grandi scrittori come i fratelli Goncourt, Paul Verlaine e Marcel Proust.\rLa moda neo-settecentesca, che si spense solo con la seconda guerra mondiale, ebbe importanti riflessi anche in Italia e influenzò sia la pittura di grandi maestri come Giacomo Favretto, Mosè Bianchi e Giuseppe Bertini, sia il gusto corrente, tanto da diffondersi nell?arredamento, nella produzione di stoviglie e porcellane e nella decorazione d?interni. Di questa voga è testimonianza inedita e interessante il dipinto recentemente ritrovato in collezione privata trentina, notevole sia per qualità di fattura che per dimensioni. Molto decorativo.\r

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        Les dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve corrigez et traduits nouvellement en Francois, avec des Notes & des Figures

      Jean Baptiste Coignard 1684 Seconde edition revenue, corrigee, & augmentee par M. Perrault de l'Academie Royalle des Sciences, Docteur en Medicine de la Facultè de Paris. Ornee d'un frontispice de Sebastien Le Clerc grave' par G. Scotin, et de 68 planches.

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        Lyste vande Staet der Troupen die den Koning van Vrankryk syn Armeé Sullen Formeeren

      Gravenhage, Netherlands: Nicolaes Wilt, 1684. Very Good -. [2], 10 p.; 20 cm. Signatures: pi1A4B1 (4to). Woodcut title vignette. Date of publication from Worldcat. Knuttel, 11922. Not in STCN. Old ink page numbering 799-810 written over printed page numbers. Contains lists of the number of batallions of infantry, gendarmes, cavalry, and dragoons from each area of France, with their officers. In Very Good- Condition: slightly foxed and soiled, primarily along page edges; stitching gone; otherwise a clean and solid copy.

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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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        Herbaria nuovo. Con figure, che rappresentano le vive piante, che nascono in tutta Europa, & nell' Indie orientali, & occidentali, con versi latini, che comprendono le facoltà de i semplici medicamenti, e con discorsi che dimostrano i nomi, le spetie, la forma, il loco, il tempo ... con aggionta de i discorsi a quelle figure, che erano nell' appendice fatti da Gio. Maria Ferro. Spetiale alla Sanita; & hora in questa novissima Impressione vi si è posto in fine l'Herbe Thè, Caffè, Ribes de gli Arabi; e Cioccolata.

      Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., 480 S. 14 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und ca. 900 Holzschnitten im Text. Neuer Pergamentband im Stile der Zeit. Pritzel 2552. Nicht bei Nissen. - Späte Ausgabe des erstmals 1585 erschienenen Kräuterbuches, hier mit dem Anhang von Ferro erweitert, mit Angaben zu Kaffee, Tee, und Schokolade. In alphabetischer Form gehaltenes, volkstümliches Herbar, das im 17. Jahrhundert mehrere Auflagen erlebte, nördlich der Alpen jedoch selten angeboten wird. - Vereinzelt fingerfleckig. Einband mit Hilfe des alten Einbandmaterials fachgerecht erneuert. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo, Reionis Naturae, Incolarum Ingenia et Mores, Morbi Lisque Medendi Methodus, et Medicina Indigena Accurrate Explicantur, ..

      Edinburgh: Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis and Johannis Colmarii, 1684.. First Edition. Leather cover. Covers worn and rubbed and joints split. Fep missing. Some soiling to the first few pages - otherwise the text is in very good condition without dust jacket. The paper of the etchings has yellowed slightly and is of a lighter weight. All plates present but in the order of the index. [xii], 102pp, index; iii, 114pp, index; [iv], 56pp, index; :: 20 full page engravings, some signed, and woodcut headers :: 385mm x 250mm (15" x 10")

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        SCOTIA ILLUSTRATA SIVE PRODROMUS HISTORIAE NATURALIS. In Quo Regionis Natura, Incolarum Ingenia et Mores, Morbi iifque Medendi Methodus, et Medicina Indigena accurate explicantur.

      4 Parts in 1 Volume. First Edition. Edinburgh. 1684.. A total of 287 pages. Folio, inscription, bookplate, illustrated, some slight foxing, with slight water stain at bottom of pages, original vellum which is age and handled marked, otherwise VG. With 22 copper plates situated in the rear of the book, 5 of these are cropped and have been neatly laid down onto what appears to be contemporary folio sheets. Two bookplates marked ex-libris E.F. Nolte M.D. and Sir Arthur Mitchell, K.C.B. CCPS01 US$0

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        Les Provinciales ou lettres écrittes par Louis de Montalte, traduites en latin par Guillame Wendrock, en espagnol par le Sr. Gratien Cordero de Burgos, en italien par le Sr. Cosimo Brunetti, gentil homme florentin

      A Cologne: chez Bathasar Winfelt., 1684. relié. in 8 (12,5x20cm). Edition originale rare quadrilingue, appelée « édition des quatre langues ». Edition à caractères minuscules sur 2 colonnes. Page de titre rouge et noir. Maire, Bibliogr. Pascal, II, pp. 212-213. Brunet IV, 396. Plein Veau brun Restauration. Dos à nerfs très orné de fers à froid romantiques et de roulettes en queue et en tête. Plats frappés à froid d’un grand fer central Romantique et de fers monastiques dans les angles. Tranches dorées. Belle reliure. Les Provinciales avaient été traduites en latin par P. Nicole sous le pseudonyme de G. Wendrock dès 1658. L'édition de 1684 reprend la traduction de Nicole et lui adjoint deux nouvelles langues: l’espagnol et l'italien. 'Cette édition, dont l'exécution est fort belle, est la plus recherchée de toutes', De Bure (Bibliographie des livres rares et recherchée, 488). Rappelons que Pascal meurt en 1662, et que l’ouvrage fut mis à l’index à Rome en 1657, puis fut interdit en France en 1660. - chez Bathasar Winfelt., A Cologne _1684, in 8 (12,5x20cm), (40) 613pp., relié. - relié

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        ARTIS LOGICAE, quarta pars, Bononia, Typis Iosephi Longi, 1684

      7,6 x 145, ottima leg.coeva piena perg. con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, esemplare fresco, pp. (8) 440 + index rerum notabilium. Joao Poinsot (1589-1644) nasce a Lisboa da nobile famiglia. Assume il nome di Ioannes de s. Thoma il 17 luglio 1609 a Madrid, allorché entra nei frati predicatori. Nel 1631 e nel 1632, dà alle stampe la prima e la seconda parte dell' ARTIS LOGICAE. Nel 1641 è promosso alla cattedra mattutina "di Lerma". Muore a Praga, ove si trovava al seguito del re, il 17 giugno 1644. Questo libro che proponiamo è una edizione bolognese della "quarta pars" dell'ARTIS LOGICAE, pubblicata nel 1637 e posseduta da poche biblioteche sul territorio italiano. Qui l'autore viene presentato come "Complutensis Academiae publico Theologiae Professore in Cathedra Vespertina, Collegii S.Thomae Regente et Sacra Inquisitionis Censore". La seconda parte dell'ARTIS LOGICAE (1632) fu il primo trattato che pose le fondamenta della investigazione semiotica come un unificato e unico argomento: IOANNES DE S. THOMAE si pone così come l'ultimo dei filosofi scolastici e il primo filosofo dell'età moderna.

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        Sædvanlige Hellige Dagis Hellige Tanker Udi hvilke En hver kand see hvad hand bør at haffve i Tanker, Paa Søndagerne oc Festerne, Naar hand Endten har hørdt andre, eller for Siugdoms Skyld ey kand komme til andre. Første-(Anden) Part. Kiøbenhaffn, Bockenhoffer, 1684.

      Lille folio (312x218x90 mm). Nyere sort hshirtbd. med ældre overtrækspapir på permer. (56),465,(6),(2),633,(8) pp. Uden portræt og titelkobber. I teksten 63 store kobberstukne illustrationer. Bortset fra tilskrifter på titelbladet og på andre sider, et indvendigt ganske velbevaret eksemplar

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        Barna-bibel/ thet är christeliga underwijsningar/ uthaff sielfwa skrifftennes språk sammansatte/ på thet ungdomen des grundeligare må fatta och lättare minnas gudz helga kännedom oc egenskaper.

      Gudz sanskylliga tienst och dyrkan. En christen menniskias rätta troo. Een christens dygdiga lefwerne. Sthlm, H. Keyser, 1684. 8:o. (32),17-313,(23) s. Nött hfrbd från 1700-talets andra hälft med upphöjda bind. Några rester av lack på den bakre pärmen. Insidan av pärmarna och försättsbladet med gamla namnteckningar och klotter. Inlagan genomgående solkig, fläckig och med fuktfläckar i marginalerna. Stora bläckfläckar på s. 96-97. Med Gustaf Rudbecks namnteckning, daterad 1904. Det graverade titelbladet saknas.. Collijn 869. Klingberg 1684:1. En systematiskt ordnad bibelspråkssamling med dedikation och inledning ställd till prinsessan Hedvig Sophia (1681-1708) samt en vers, här i varianten med "kan mången mykit meer än Syrachs book behaga" på s. (15). En ny omarbetad upplaga utgavs av Erik Lindschöld 1688. Th. Palm skriver i NTBB 1943, s. 162ff, bl.a. om de olika varianterna av denna bok, se not 1 vad gäller versvarianterna

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        Anatome quartum renovata: non tantum ex institutionibus b.m. Parentis Caspari Bartholini, Sed etiam ex omnium cum Veterum, tum Recentiorum Observationibus, Ad circulationem Harveianam, & Vasa Lymphatica directis. Cum iconibus novis et indicibus.

      Marc & Jean Henri Huguetan, Lyon 1684. 8°. (26)+805+(18) pages. Engraved title (from the 1677 edition) + engraved portrait + 105 engraved illustrations in text (a few misnumbered) + 15 folding plates. Printed title in red and black. Contemporary marbled calf with richly gilt spine. Slight brownspotting throughout. Shelfwear to corners. Otherwise a firm and well-preserved copy.. Bibl. Dan. I,764. Nice copy of Thomas Bartholin's famous compilation of his father's pioneering medical works, that did appear first time in 1651. Bartholin, who died in 1680, revised the book several times and added his own works, not least the dissertation of the entire lymphatic system - which he was the first to describe. The book also describes William Harvey's work on blood circulation, making it a monument of 17th century efforts to chart the human body and its functions.** The last part of the book consists of Bartholin's publication of Johannes de Wale's "Epistolæ duæ", in which he showed himself as a true supporter of Harvey

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        The 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

      Lon., 1684-1685. Small 4to. (9), 47, 80, 84 (12); (14), 212, (24) pp. b/w plates, map, some folding. “Wherein are contained more especially the unparallel’d exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican hero, who sack’d Puerto Bello, burnt Panama, &c.” As Gosse states it, this is the second impression of the first three parts of the first edition in English. (It was preceded by Dutch, German, and Spanish editions.) “A few months after its publication a second volume was published.” The second volume, “Containing the Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of Captain Bartholemew Sharp and Others...” added to the “second edition” of the first volume, is considered the true first edition of the entire “Bucaniers.” The book was an instant and huge success, spawning dozens of imitations, both factual and fictional. Ironically, the “unparallel’d exploits of Sir Henry Morgan” so incensed Morgan that he sued the publisher for libel and won a judgment of 200 pounds. This copy is complete with three folding maps, four portraits, four plates, and numerous wood engraved maps and recognition views in text. Hill 579. Gosse p. 34-35. Sabin 23479. A very nice copy, bound in old mottled calf, rebacked to match, with raised bands and spine label. Text and plates clean.

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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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        Opuscula omnia I. Observationes medicae circa morborum acutorum historiam et curationem. II. Epistolae Responsoriae duae. III. Dissertatio epistolaris

      Geneva: S. de Tournes, 1684 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Opuscula omnia. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Sydenham. 3 Parts in 1. Geneva, S. de Tournes, 1684. - I. Observationes medicae circa morborum acutorum historiam et curationem, 1683, [10], 458, [62], [54] pp. The first 54 nn pages misbound at the end with its title (title with mounted ex libris), first title with repaired tear - II. Epistolae Responsoriae duae. Prima de morbis epidemicis ab anno 1675 ad ann. 1680, 100 pp. - III. Dissertatio epistolaris. Ad spectatissimum doctissimumque virum Guliemum Cole M.D. de observationibus nuperis curationem variolarum confluentium, nec non de affectione hysterica, 1683. 16mo (138 x 84 mm). Contemporary vellum (bumped, top spine damaged and split). Interior somewhat spotted and browned. ---- Hirsch-H. V, 490f. - First Geneva compilation of Sydenhams first three works, each with its own title leaf and year. Part I first published 1676, part II 1680, and part III 1682, respectively. Milestone of microbiology - Garrison & Morton 2198: "Contains an important account of smallpox , particularly the epidemics of 1667-69. Sydemham attributed smallpox to a specific inflammation of the blood; he clearly distinguished it from measles. His treatment of fevers with fresh air and cooling drinks was an improvement on the sweating methods previously employed".

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        Ungarisches Städt-Büchlein In welchem die vornehmsten Städte/ Vestungen und Schlösser Des Königreichs Ungarn/ Wie auch Dero Gelegenheiten/ Antiquitäten Beläger- und Eroberungen enthalten, samt einer Beschreibung Beeder Käyserl. Residentz-Städten Constantinopel und Wien/ nebst ... Belägerungen/ mit beygefügter völliger Ungarischen Land-Charte/ von Passau biß Constantinopel/ und etlichen ins Kupffer gebrachten Ungarischen Städten und Vestungen / bestes Fleisses zusammen getragen/ und biß auf die Beläger- und Eroberung der Stadt Ofen continuirt/ von J. M. L

      Nürnberg, Hofmann 1684.. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 208 S. Pappband um 1850. 13 x 8 cm.

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

      [Amsterdam: circa 1684]. Engraved map. Minor expert repairs. 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. 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.

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        Ungarisches Städt-Büchlein In welchem die vornehmsten Städte/ Vestungen und Schlösser Des Königreichs Ungarn/ Wie auch Dero Gelegenheiten/ Antiquitäten Beläger- und Eroberungen enthalten, samt einer Beschreibung Beeder Käyserl. Residentz-Städten Constantinopel und Wien/ nebst ... Belägerungen/ mit beygefügter völliger Ungarischen Land-Charte/ von Passau biß Constantinopel/ und etlichen ins Kupffer gebrachten Ungarischen Städten und Vestungen / bestes Fleisses zusammen getragen/ und biß auf die Beläger- und Eroberung der Stadt Ofen continuirt/ von J. M. L

      Nürnberg, Hofmann 1684.. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 208 S. Pappband um 1850. 13 x 8 cm.

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        Histoire de François I

      A La Haye: Chez Arnout Leers, 1684. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x15,8cm). 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. - 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. - relié

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        Zuyd Zee from the Zee-Fakkel

      Amsterdam: Johannis Van Keulen, 1684. JOHANNIS VAN KEULEN'S SPECTACULAR SEA CHART OF THE AMERICAS AND PACIFIC SHOWING CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND Engraving with original hand color: framed size 281/2" x 311/2" 1684-1686 . Book.

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

      Amsterdam: Jacob Claus, 1684. Engraved folding map. Sheet size: 10 x 13 3/4 inches. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. 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).

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        Observator, in Dialogue, The

      1684. The “Notorious Falsehoods,” “Malicious Scandals,” and “Poysonous Doctrines” of the SeasonL’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’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 Falshoods; the Malicious Scandals, and the Poysonous Doctrines of That Season” (“To the Reader”).“On 28 March 1681 Charles secured the constitutional initiative against the whigs by unexpectedly dismissing the new parliament assembled at Oxford. Within a few days one of L'Estrange's most effective pamphlets, part one of The Dissenters' Sayings, was on sale and on 13 April 1681 he issued the first number of The Observator which, appearing at an average of three times a week over the next six years, was to prove the most powerful organ of tory propaganda. The paper is composed throughout as a dialogue between two speakers, A (later Tory, Observator and, briefly, Courantier) and Q (later Whig, then Trimmer). It is normally Q's role to be slapped down, but he is always allowed to make some telling points and the best of the papers convey an enlivening sense of a vigorous mind in dialogue with itself. Deploring its influence, Burnet noted that the ‘greater part of the clergy…being now both sharpened and furnished by these papers, delivered themselves up to much heat and indiscretion’ (Bishop Burnet's History, ed. Burnet and Burnet, 1.461). Its success, as well as advancing L'Estrange's influence, allowed him to restore his finances through gifts and testimonials” (ODNB).“This journal, of two double-columned folio pages, began its career on 13 April, 1681, and ran to 9 March, 1686/7. After no. 5, readers could not be sure how many issues they would receive a week; but, as a rule, the tireless editor supplied them with three or four numbers devoted to abuse of dissenters, whigs, trimmers and Titus Oates. Throughout, he employed a device, which he had not originated, but which his example made popular for a generation—the trick of casting each number in the form of a dialogue. It is needless to attempt to chronicle the changes in the form of title and in the persons of his interlocutors, since, in order to avoid the mistakes already made by bibliographers, one would need to examine every page of the periodical—an appalling task. It is enough to say that L’Estrange had a large share in the final discrediting of Oates; that, until it suited the king’s purpose to issue the declaration of indulgence, clerical and royal favour crowned his ecclesiastical and political zeal; and that his many critics had abundant excuse for the diatribes they continued to issue against him. Defoe, who was probably in London during the larger part of The Observator’s life, may thus early have determined that, if ever he should edit a paper of his own, he would avoid the awkward dialogue form and an extravagance that defeated its own ends” (The Cambridge History of English and American Literature).

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        A Letter from Sr Matthew Hale, Kt. sometime Lord Chief Justice of England: to one of his Sons, after his Recovery from the Small-Pox

      London: J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery, at the sign of the Bible in Duke-lane. 1684. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary panelled calf, recent reback, corners bumped/rubbed, engraved armorial bookplate of George Baillie (1664-1738, member for Berwickshire) and previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, small closed tear on foredge of ffep, text clean and bright. , Sir Matthew Hale (1609-1676) was called to the bar in 1636 and while his natural abilities would have brought him to prominence, the political upheavals in England over the next three decades undoubtedly accelerated this process. In many ways his talent seems to have been to be seen as impartial in those troubles. His understanding of the constitution was broadly royalist and he never appeared for the prosecution in a case involving a royalist defendant. Yet during the Civil Wars, when royalists left London Hale remained living there and is reported to have taken the solemn league and covenant. Hale had an extensive practice under the protectorate and sat as MP for Gloucester in the first of the protectorate parliaments. Hale was knighted after the restoration and while held in great regard by most, some royalist Anglicans suspected him of pro-puritan and anti-government bias. Indeed in his personal life Hale practiced an austerity that would seem puritan, particularly in the hedonistic atmosphere of the restoration. He wore drab clothing and the modesty with which he lived has been described as ostentatious. His only vice appears to have been smoking. It was Hale's great integrity as much as his learning that gave him his standing among his contemporaries but he is remembered more for the later and for the two major works that resulted from it; his unfinished 'Historia placitorum coronae', and his 'History and Analysis of the Common Laws of England'. Both were published after his death but would have a significant impact on English law over the next century and a half. Burnett's biography of Hale is more hagiography but it cemented his place in the national memory as both virtuous lawyer and incorruptible judge. , 8vo , [2] 37 [1] pp .

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        Gazophylacium Linguae Persarum, Triplici Linguarum Clavi Italicae, Latinae, Gallicae, Nec Non Specialibus Paeceptis Ejusdem Linguae Referatum

      Amsterdam: Jansoni-Waesbergianal, 1684. Engraved pictorial title page, regular title page printed in red and black, [16]pp, 473, [1]pp. in Arabic; [36]index. Multilingual dictionary with Persian translation in Italian, Latin, French. The Latin title is preceded by the title characters in Persian. Bound in full marbled calf, flat spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Some corner wear, joints nicely re-enforced. A very nice copy.. Folio.

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        The Arraignment, Tryal & Condemnation Of Algernon Sydney

      London: Benj. Tooke, 1684. Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 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..

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        [Neue Hall- und Thon-Kunst] Athanasii Kirchers e Soc: Jesu Neue Hall- und Thon-Kunst/ Oder Mechanische Gehaim-Verbindung der Kunst und Natur/ durch Stimme und Hall-Wissenschafft gestifftet Worin[n] ingemein der Stim[m]/ Thons/ Hall- und Schalles Natur/ Eigenschafft/ Krafft und Wunder-Würckung ... vorgestellt werden. Ingleichem wie die Sprach- und Gehör-Instrumenta, Machinen und Kunst-Wercke/ ... so wohl die Stimm/ Hall- und Schall an weitentlegene Ort zu führen/ als auch in abgesonderten Gehaim-Zimmern/ auf kunstverborgene Weise ... sich mit einander zu unterreden sollen verfertigt werden. Endlich wie solche schöne Erfindung zu Kriegs-Zeiten nutzlichen könne angebracht und gebrauchet werden / In unsere Teütsche Mutter-Sprach übersetzet von Agatho-Carione [d. i. Tobias Nisslen]

      Nördlingen, Schultes 1684. 33 cm. Gestoches Frontispiz von Melchior Halfner, (8), 162, (16) Seiten und 1 Kupfertafel bei S. 81, 19 Textkupfern und über 50 Holzschnitten im Text; Titel in Rot- und Schwarzdruck; Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln - Merrill S. 64 - MGG VII, 938 mit Abbildungen - VD17 23:297907Y - Poggendorff vergleiche I, 1259 - Gedruckt für Heil in Ellwangen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Phonurgia nova", die aus der "Musurgia universalis" hervorging. "it was the fiorst book published in Europe devoted entirely to acoustics" (Merrill). Kircher unternahm zahlreiche Experimente und entwickelte Einrichtungen zur Schallübertragung auf größere Entfernungen, akustische Abhöranlagen und Konstruktionen von Musikautomaten (MGG VII, 939). Ab S. 104 beschreibt Kircher die Aeolsharfe, deren Erfindung ihm zugeschrieben wird (Vgl. Poggendorff, Gesch. der Physik S. 437). Dargestellt werden und a. das Prinzip des Echos, widerhallende Gebäude, die Abhöranlage des Dionysios in Syrakus, Sprachrohre, Sprachübertragung in Gebäuden. Rücken und Kanten restauriert, letztes Blatt (Register St-Z) als Faksimile auf altem Papier; auf dem Titel zeitgen. Wappenstempel: Zinnenmauer, darüber Grafenkrone, die Buchstaben G und R seitlich. -

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        Praelactiones Academicae in Danielem Prophetam, habitae antehac Lispiae ..... Chronotaxis Apocalyptica, Visionibus Apocalypticis Certas Temporum Perio Dos Assignans ..... Adnotationes in Apocalypsin

      Leipsig, Jenae, Jenae: Frederici Lanckisch, Johannis Jacobi & Joh. Ludovici Neuenhahnii, 1684, 1668 and 1665. First Editions. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum rebacked. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Three titles bound in one volume. All 20 x 16 cm. Pagination respectively, 1001, 240 and 188. GEIER -- Index I. Vocum Ebraicarum. Index II. Rerum. HOFMANN -- Index Dictorum Biblicorum. Index Rerum Et Verborum. GERHARDT -- Index I. Continens loca Sacrae Scripturae, quae partim explicantur, partim vero ita allegantur, ut ex allegatione dicti sensu quodammodo appareat. Index II. Vocum Ebraicarum & Graecarum. Index III. Index Autorum. Index IV. Et Ultimus, Rerum videl. Bible commentaries, the first by Geier mainly on the Old Testament. First two titles with frontispieces of the authors, and with title pages in red and black. Third with wood-engraving on title page. Moderate text browning, book-label, back cover age mottled, gauffered fore-edge, raised bands.

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        The Ecclesiastical History Containing the Acts and Monuments of Martyrs

      London; 1684 & 1641: for Company of Stationers "Foxe's Magnificent Books of Martyrs" Two Volumes: The Second Volume of the Ecclesiastical History: Containing the Acts and Monuments of Martyrs: with a general discourse of the later persecutions, horrible troubles and tumults, stirred up by Romish prelates in the Church with divers other things incident to this realm of England and Scotland. London, for Company of Stationers, 1684. 551pp. (with ninth book beginning new pagination.)38 textual illustrations, one full page illustration. p. 53-55 and p. 79 chipped edges affecting only a few side-notes . p. 179 bottom corner with old repair touching image p. 243 short closed tear to upper edge p. 379 mis-numbered 387 p. 435 mis-numbered 453 The Ninth Book, containing the Acts and Things Done in the Reign of King Edward the Sixth. 131pp., half page illustration, p. 26 mis-numbered 120, p. 131 with wear and tears to outer margins with no textual loss, some damp staining. Bound in full contemporary calf, handsomely rebacked to style red leather label gilt, compartments decoratively stamped in blind, renewed endpapers. The Third Volume of the Ecclesiasticall Historie:….Recognized and enlarged by the author, John Foxe. Company of Stationers, London, 1641. 1030pp., double column, black letter and regular type, 71 textual illustrations, 2 full page illustrations (1 inserted between pages 502 & 503 and 1 inserted between pages 770 & 771) Title page with piece torn away from upper corner p. 46 mis-numbered 49 p. 49 mis-numbered 47 pg. 59 -66 mis-numbered p. 73 closed tear to lower margin p. 223 closed tear to lower margin p. 367 mis-numbered 370-372 p. 545 mis-numbered 55p. 621 closed tear to bottom margin extending into last paragraph pgs. 623-627 closed tear to bottom margins not affecting text p. 699 closed tear to bottom margin p. 893 about half a page torn away A Continuation of the Histories of Forreine Martyrs: From the happy reign of the most renowned Queen Elizabeth to these times….Printed by Ric. Hearn for the Company of Stationers, 1641. Engraved title page with upper corner torn away with little loss of illustration, A4-[B3] printer's mark, 1-108pp. with pages 107 and 108 mis-numbered 105 & 106 and with page 107 repaired lacking half a page and page 108 repaired. Bound in bound in early marbled paper covered boards beautifully rebacked in brown leather, red leather spine label gilt, compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, endpapers renewed, wear to corners.. Folio.

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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, allevargli, e mantenergli. E con le figure cavate dal vero, intagliate dal Tempesta e dal Villamena.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 274x200), p. pergamena mod., dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, astuccio, 5 cc.nn., 60 cc.num., 61-62 pp.num., 63-68 cc.num., 69-77,(1) pp.num., 6 cc.nn., bel frontesp. in pregevole cornice figur.; ornato da fregi e grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta, inc. su legno. L'opera è illustrata da 66 bellissime tavv. nel t., inc. in rame dal Tempesta e dal Villamena, che raffigurano vari tipi di uccelli e i diversi modi di catturarli, trappole e reti, scene di caccia. "Seconda edizione" di questo celebrato testo. Cfr. Nissen,693 - Zimmer,II, p. 475 - Cicognara,2072 - Ceresoli, p. 386: "Le tavole sono uguali a quelle della prima ediz. (1622), ma sono state scelte tra le migliori. Rara e ricercata" - Gamba,2039: "L'Autore, di patria novarese, dedica quest'opera al celebre cav. Cassiano Del Pozzo. Sono descritte molto accuratamente 45 specie di uccelli, ed i modi di prenderli e di conservarli. Filippo Re collocò questo libro tra i migliori che posseggono gl'Italiani in materia di caccia". Tracce d'uso o lievi arross. su alc. cc., alone margin. su 6 cc., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare marginoso.

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        OSSERVAZIONI INTORNO AGLI ANIMALI VIVENTI CHE SI TROVANO NEGLI ANIMALI VIVENTI.

      In-4 p. (mm. 280x215), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso (picc. strappo), pp. (8),243 (mal num. 253), con grande vignetta inc. in rame al frontespizio e 26 interessanti tavv. f.t. (pure inc. in rame), di cui 2 più volte ripieg., ciasc. con numer. figure. Privo del ritratto dell?A., ?quasi sempre mancante?, come precisa il Piantanida. "Rara edizione originale" di uno dei testi fondamentali per la parassitologia. Cfr. Piantanida,I,1752: ?Nello stesso anno l?ed. pubblicò altra edizione in 232 pp., priva dell?errata e con l?impresa dell?Accad. al front. in legno e non in rame, ediz. questa meno bella ma più corretta. Opera molto importante per la storia delle scoperte sui parassiti, sui vermi, ecc. Le tavv. sono inc. con particolare finezza. Testo di lingua e di Crusca? - Brunet,IV,1175 - Graesse,VI, p. 58 - Gamba,823 - Razzolini, p. 288 - Walleriana, 11939 - Garrison-Morton, 2276 - De Renzi,IV,170-172. Fresco esemplare marginoso, molto ben conservato.

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