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        Der hohen Christlichen Alliirten und des Türckischen Groß-Sultans neu eröffneter geheimer Kriegs- und Staats-Rath. Worinnen der hohen Alliirten gewaltige Armatur/ Dero bey gegenwärtigem Feld-Zuge vermuthliches Vornehmen/ nebst ihren victorieusen Progressen wider den Erbfeind . nach denen neuesten Begebenheiten vorgestellet werden. Nebenst angefügter Curieusen Beschreibung der Welt beruffenen Dardanellen oder Hellespontischen Meer-Schlösser/ Worinnen von der Stadt Constantinopel drey considerablen Seltenheiten . gehandelt wird.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Weidmann 1685. - 60, 36 S. Rückenbroschur. 19 x 16 cm. VD17 3:003425; vgl. Apponnyi 2249 (Ausgabe von 1686).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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      London: Printed for William Crooke, 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. BEINECKE, LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION, 82,84.

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        Travels into divers parts of Europe and Asia, undertaken by the French king's order to discover a new way by land into China.London, Tim Goodwin, 1693. 12mo. With title-page in red and black. Modern half calf.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 706; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2088-2089; Löwendahl 207; Lust 311; Morrison I, 311. First edition in English of this missionary guide by the French Jesuit missionary Philippe Avril, relating his travels in search of an overland route to China and the Far East. It is particularly strong on the Russian side (Book IV) and the fringe regions of north and northwest China. Avril embarked in 1685 in Livorno and travelled through Syria, Kurdistan, Armenia and Persia. He was turned back when he reached the northern shores of the Caspian Sea. His return to France was via Constantinople, Russia, Moldavia and Poland, arriving home in 1690.Owner's entry on title-page. Some minor browning; tear in A2; annotated in pencil. Good copy of a travel account with (geographical) information on Russia, Poland and China. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Dialogue Betwixt Two Protestants (In Answer to a Popish Catechism, called, A Short Catechism against All Sectaries)

      London: Printed for Samuell Tidmarsh, 1685. First edition. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. 1 ffep + title page + A3 - A4 + b (8 page quire) + B - R (8 leaf quires) + S (4 page quire) + 1 rfep. Complete including first and last blanks. Library stamp (Episcopal Theological School Cambridge, Mass.) to title. A few light stains, but pages otherwise bright and clean. Bound in beautiful modern brown calf with blindrolled border and gilt corner accents to both boards and new endpapers. Spine with four raised bands creating five compartments, each band set with gilt band above and below and red spine label with gilt "Prot:Dialog." An even scarcer variant of a scarce work. ESTCR232105, see ESTCR11422. A very scarce Anglican defense against Roman Catholic criticisms.

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        Poems by several hands, and on several occasions

      Printed: 1685. 1652-1715 Octavo, . First (and only)edition A-Z, Aa-Ee8, Ff7 (last verso blank). This copy is bound in full nineteenth century mottled calf, slightly rubbed, persereving the spine and label, a good copy This collection includes poems by the Earl of Rochester, Earl of Roscommon, and Earl of Dorset, Cowley, Tate, Evelyn, Waller, and others. Tate, Nahum (c.1652-1715), poet, playwright, and translator, probably born in Ireland... He lived there as a professional writer (with perhaps a brief period as a schoolmaster between 1687 and 1692) for the rest of his life. During the early 1680s Tate wrote committedly in support of Charles II, and initially welcomed James II"s succession in 1685. But he seems to have become rapidly disenchanted with James"s extreme pro-Catholic policies, and at the revolution of 1688-9 transferred his allegiance to William III, whom he hailed as a pious peacemaker and defender of English liberty. After the death of Thomas Shadwell in 1692, on 8 December Tate was appointed to the poet laureateship, a position which he held for life... In 1677 he published his own collection of Poems: sixty-nine short pieces, including love lyrics, melancholy Flatmanesque reflections, and one poem ('On the Present Corrupted State of Poetry') which provides early evidence of his pious tendencies. An expanded and revised edition of the collection, with many metrical and stylistic improvements, appeared in 1684. [Oxford DNB]

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        Plate 56 (fetus in utero) from Anatomia humani corporis, first edition.

      1685. 52x35.5 cm.. Light marginal dampstains, faint offsetting.

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        Voyage de Siam des Peres Jesuites, envoyés par le Roy, aux Indes à la Chine. Avec leurs observations astronomiques, & leurs remarques de physique, de géographie, d'hydrographie, & d'histoire. Enrichi de figures.Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1688. With engraved frontispiece, 29 (of 30) engraved plates and maps (some folding); lacking plate 13, and plate 25 heavily damaged, both provided in facsimile.With:(2) TACHARD, Guy. Second voyage du pere Tachard et des jesuïtes envoyés par le roy, au royaume de Siam. Contenant diverses remarques d'histoire de physique, de geographie, & d'astronomie.Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1689. With engraved frontispiece, engraving in text and 6 engraved folding plates.(3) CHOISY, François Timoléon de. Journal ou suite

      - Lach & V. Kley III, pp. 1190-1194; ad 1: Cordier, Indosinica, col. 947; STCN (2 copies); ad 2: Cordier, Sinica, 953; STCN (5 copies); ad 3: Cordier, Sinica, 941; STCN (3 copies); Satow 60. Three Dutch editions of works on the diplomatic relations between France and Siam in 1685-1687. In 1684 a Siamese embassy had visited the court of King Louis XIV of France, hoping to strengthen relations with France to counter-balance the British and Dutch influence in Southeast Asia. In response France send its own embassy to Siam under the leadership of the Chevalier de Chaumont. Accompanying De Chaumont were the Abbé de Choisy and various Jesuits including Guy Tachard.Included in this volume are the accounts written by De Choisy and Tachard, both telling essentially the same story, but also complementing and supplementing each other. The account written by the courtier De Choisy, is an "intimate, facile and lively book" (Lach & V. Kley) which gives an enormous amount of information on the court of the Siamese King Narai. In contrast, the account written by Tachard on the official orders of king Louis XIV, "was designed to keep alive the belief that Siam and its king were ripe for conversion, especially by the Jesuits, and that France should do its utmost to develop closer economic, political and intellectual ties" (Lach & V. Kley). Added to these official "observations" are Tachards own, mostly on natural history.In 1687 Tachard returned to Siam, accompanying the second French embassy and a French expeditionary force. Also present were 14 Jesuit scientists, led by Tachard, at the request of the Siamese King, who had asked for mathematicians. Binding worn at the corners and at the spine, the title-label is heavily damaged and the front endpaper is loose. In the first work, the lower left corner of the frontispiece, plate 13 and a large corner of plate 25 are lacking. All damage and missing pieces of the paper have been restored. On the whole slightly browned and with a few spots in the margin; fair copy.

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        The duty of servants

      Sam Smith, London 1685 - With an unrecorded title page, most likely an earlier issue than the more common one (see below). Full morocco in an antique style; paper somewhat browned, repairs to a few leaves, including tears on A3 and R4 (with loss of a few words). First edition of this noteworthy treatise describing the religious and moral obligations of those who become servants (referred to in the book as "choosing service"). The scope of the book is quite broad; the author starts with the responsibilities of the parents of children who know they will choose service as a livelihood. Those parents are to tend to the education of children who will choose service. Such children "must accustom themselves at home to the duties they must practice in service." From there, we learn the qualifications which make a good servant, including fear of, and dependence upon God, contentment in their condition, love of their masters, humility, meekness and patience, faithfulness, industry and discretion. The author continues by treating the servant's obligation to religion and the practice thereof, and a servant's responsibilities toward the children of the Master, including the care of their morals, as well as toward strangers. Perhaps most interesting is the discussion of the relationship between servants, including those working for the same Master and those working for others.Examples of prayers are provided, including, for example, for those just entering service, for fidelity to the Master and trust in God, and for performance of duties. A fascinating look into the mindset of the seventeenth century household employee.Our copy appears to have a previously unrecorded title page. Though it begins the same, the text of the title page states: "The duty of servants, containing I. How parents ought to breed up their children, that they may be fit to be imployed and trusted. II. How servants may wisely chuse a service. III. How they are to behave themselves in it in discharging their duty towards God, their master and themselves, with prayers suited to each duty. To which is added a discourse of the sacrament, intended chiefly for servants." All recorded copies state: The duty of servants : containing first, their preparation for and choice of a service, secondly, their duty in service. . . ."Lucas (1648-1715), who lost his sight completely at about age 50, was a highly respected preacher as well as a prolific writer of philosophy and theology for the "non-professional." His best known works were Practical Christianity (1677), An enquiry after happiness (1685), and The plain man's guide to Heaven (1692). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. N. Visscher II, "Bavariae, Circulus atq. Electoratus .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, um 1685, 57 x 45,5 (H) Koemann III, S. 179 ( Nr. 104 ).- Oben rechts prachtvolle Titelkartusche, mit Wappen und Meilenanzeiger ( jeweils altkoloriert), links oben Erklärungen. Zeigt Ober- und Niederbayern, Oberpfalz und das Erzbistum Salzburg. - Mit Druckprivileg.

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        Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo di Francesco Redi accademico della Crusca con le Annotazioni.

      1685 - In Firenze, Per Piero Matini all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro, 1685. PRIMA edizione. In 4to grande (cm. 23); mezza pelle con punte dell'Ottocento; dorso a 5 nervi; con filetti in oro e fregi a secco, tagli colorati; pp. (8), 46, (2), 264. Ex libris ms. alla carta bianca Henry de Cessole. Il suo Bacco in Toscana è un vero gioiello poetico, le numerosissime e dottissime annotazioni da lui aggiunte alla prima edizione costituiscono ad un tempo una lettura interessantissima per i filologi come per gli enologi. Notiamo come il poeta trovi modo di ricordare, insieme ai vini toscani, una quantità di altri vini del suo tempo, italiani e stranieri. G. Dalmasso, Le vicende . della viticoltura e dell'enologia in Italia, 1937, p. 348. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Astrologia convinta di Falso col mezzo di nuove esperienze, e Ragioni Fisico-Astronomiche, ó sia la Caccia del Frugnuolo…

      Fine engraved port. of the author holding a telescope. xiv (i.e. xvi), 158 (i.e. 160) pp. 4to, cont. limp boards (boards slightly soiled, minor spotting), uncut. Venice: F. Nicolini, 1685. First edition and a lovely copy in original state. This book, a summary of Montanari's battles against astrology, aroused great interest and brought about the banning of astrology from the universities. In this work, Montanari "instead of merely fulminating against astrology or repeating old arguments, attempted to show its falsity by experiments as well. His book is furthermore written in a sober, dispassionate and impartial manner which accords well with experimental science."-Thorndike, VIII, p. 342. Montanari (1633-87), professor of mathematics at the University of Bologna, was in large part responsible for laying the groundwork for the extraordinary flowering of science in Bologna at the beginning of the 18th century. His greatest achievements were in astronomy, particularly in the study of variable stars. Fine copy. Initials of "AP" at foot of title. Doodle in lower blank margin of portrait. ❧ D.S.B., IX, pp. 484-87. Riccardi, II, 175.

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        Décret de Villejaud (VILJOT) 1664 Frankreich,1664: Vertrag zwischen 1. Monsieur, frère du Roi (Bruder des Königs Louis XIV, Philippe von Orleans ) 2. Jacques Chambraud, gentilhomme 3. Jean Vigion, Seigneur à Pringy 4. le docteur Pierre Desmonnet und dem Kloster Saint-Menoux in Saint Plaisir vertreten durch die Äbtissin Constance-Marie Durbel D'Huxelles France, 1664: contract on vellum signed by above mentioned persons

      Die Vertragsparteien sind: 1. Monsieur, frère du Roi (Bruder des Königs Louis XIV, Philippe von Orleans ) 2. Jacques Chambraud, gentilhomme 3. Jean Vigion, Seigneur à Pringy 4. le docteur Pierre Desmonnet 5. Constance-Marie Durbel D'Huxelles, Äbtissin von Saint-Menoux (+1685 in Faremoutiers)flexibler Pergamenteinband mit 4 Bindebändern, wovon eines vollständig fehlt, zwei weitere nur noch fragementarisch vorhanden, 144 Pergament Seiten + 2 Blatt Papier, davon 137 18zeilig mit gut lesbarer Hand beschrieben. Zahlreiche zeitgenössische Marginalien. Deckel mit Fehlstelle einem Schnitt und einem Riss (s. Fotos), ca. 4x4 cm oben rechts, Bindung tadellos und festLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Philippe I. de Bourbon, duc d?Orléans (* 21. September 1640 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye ? 9. Juni 1701 in Saint-Cloud), war Prinz von Frankreich und Navarra, Herzog von Anjou (1640?1668), Herzog von Orléans, Chartres und Valois sowie Pair von Frankreich (1660), Herzog von Nemours und Pair von Frankreich (1672), Herzog von Montpensier und Pair von Frankreich (1695), Dauphin von Auvergne und Fürst von Dombes (1693?1701), Herzog von Beaupréau und Châtellerault, Fürst von Joinville und La Roche-sur-Yon, Marquis von Mézières, Graf von Eu und Saint-Fargeau sowie Baron von Beaujolais.(Quelle: Wikipedia)Constance-Marie Durbel D'Huxelles war die die Nichte von Nicolas Chalon du Blé1 né le 24 janvier 16522 à Chalon-sur-Saône et mort en 1730 à Paris, marquis d'Uxelles et de Cormatin, chevalier du Saint-Esprit et maréchal de France, est un militaire français qui, sous la Régence, obtint la présidence du Conseil des Affaires étrangères. Il est connu pour la postérité sous son titre de maréchal d'Huxelles. Second fils de Louis Chalon du Blé, marquis d'Uxelles (ou d'Huxelles), mort en 1658 au siège de Gravelines, et de Marie Le Bailleul (1626-1712), il est d'abord destiné à l'état ecclésiastique et est pourvu de l'abbaye de la Bussière.Après la disparition de son frère aîné, Louis Chalon du Blé (29 août 1648-août 1669), au cours de l'expédition de Candie en 1669 sans descendance, Nicolas Chalon du Blé abandonne alors l'état ecclésiastique et reprend toutes les charges de capitaine et gouverneur de la ville et citadelle de Châlon de son frère.Pendant le siège de Besançon, le roi lui donne le régiment d'infanterie de Monseigneur le Dauphin qui était vacant à la suite de la mort d'un coup de canon de Henri marquis de Beringhen, son cousin. Il le fait brigadier d'infanterie en février 1677. Il sert aux sièges de Valenciennes et Cambrai. En 1678 il est aux sièges de Gand et d'Ypres. Il participe le 14 août 1678 au combat de Saint-Denis, près de Mons.Il est fait maréchal de camp en 1683. Il sert au siège de Luxembourg en 1684 et obtient à cette occasion le commandement de la province d'Alsace.Nicolas Chalon du Blé appartenait au cercle des Le Tellier. Protégé de Louvois, il fut fait lieutenant général en août 1688 et prit part comme lieutenant général au siège de Philippsburg (1688) où il fut blessé puis, lorsque l'armée française dut se replier, il fut chargé de tenir la place de Mayence.(Quelle: Wikipedia) Lager 1

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        Irenico Polemographia sive Theatri Europäei, Continuati, Septennium. Sieben Jährige Friedens v. Kriegsbeschreibung vom Jahr 1651 biß 1658 inclus. Franckfurt in verlägung M. Meria(ns) S: Erbe(n). 3. Ausg.

      Frankf M Merians Erben nach 1685 - gest. Titel, 3 Bll. (ohne Kst.- Verz.), 1100 SS., mit 15 Kupferstichtafeln, 27 Portraits.; gr.- 4°, Ganzpergamentbd. d. Zt. m. Rsch. u. goldgepr. RTit. Wüthrich, III, S. 134. - VII. Band (1651-1658) von Johann Georg Schleder. Vorsatz und die ersten acht Blätter mit kleinem Wurmgang unten im Rand außerhalb von Schriftspiegel und Darstellung. Mit Karten von Europa und Polen, Krönungszenarien und Darstellungen der Schlacht von Warschau. - Der Band sauber und die Kupferstiche in schönen Abdrucken.

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        Oeuvrages de prose et de poesie de Srs. de Maucroix et de La Fontaine. [2 vols in 1]. [vol. 2: Traduction des Philliques de Demostene, d´une des Verrines de Ciceronm avec L´Eutiphron, l´Hyppias du Beaux, & l´Euthidemus, de Platon. Par Mr de Mavcroy.].

      Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1685. Titel, 9 Blatt, 275 (+1) Seiten / Titel, Kl.-8° (16,5 cm), lädierter Halbleder-Band der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und geprägtem Rückenschildchen [In erster Ausgabe! - First Edition] - Rücken nur mehr Fragment, mit bedeutendem Fehlstellen, auch sonst Einband gekratzt, berieben und an Ecken und Kanten deutlich abgewetzt. Innen recht dezenter Namenszug jeweils am Titel als Besitzvermerk, sonst sauber. Ein innen gutes, sonst brauchbares Exemplar in noch solidem Zustand. - In französischer Sprache.*Brunet: Der erste Band durchgehend von LaFontaine und mit 6 neuen Geschichten als Ertstausgabe, 10 neue Fabeln und einige Gedichte. Der 2. Band mit Werken (Übersetzungen) Maucroys. (vergl. Brunet III, 762).François de Maucroix, born in Noyon, (Oise) in 1619, died 1708, was a French poet and translator. He was a long-time friend of La Fontaine; their mutual literary influence was very important, and it was to him that La Fontaine addressed The first book of fables (III), The Miller, his Son and the Ass. He was ordained as a priest, and in the Spring of 1647, he purchased a prebendary. He remained canon of Rheims until his death in 1708. Contrary to the popular legend, de Maucroix was not definitely a classmate of La Fontaine\'s at Chateau Thierry. Pierre Clarac has remarked that, at about the age of 25, while they were a part of the Knights of the Round Table (Literary Circle), who were a group of (\'robins\'?) who met from 1646 to discuss their works and diverse other subjects, that although being on first-name term with Pellison and Cassandre, Maucroix still used the more formal \'vous\' when addressing La Fontaine. Some authors have theorised that they only met within The Knights. (Quelle: Wiki). Versand D: 7,50 EUR Literatur Frankreich Erstdruck

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        Sexti aurelii propertii equitis romani elegiarum libri quator jussu christianissimi regis in usum serenissimi delphini

      1685. Rilegato Ottime

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        THE HUNTER A DISCOURSE OF HORSEMANSHIP: Directing the Right Way to Breed, Keep, and Train a Horse, for Ordinary Hunting and Plates

      Oxford, printed by L. Lichfield, Printer to the University, for Nicholas Cox, 1685.. FIRST EDITION 1685, small 8vo, approximately 175 x 105 mm, 7 x 4¼, pages: (2), 98, collation: A-F8, G2, bound in 19th century speckled calf, rebacked to style with blind rules and 5 small gilt ornaments, gilt titled red morocco label, edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Corners slightly worn, tiny surface scrape at top edge on lower cover, small illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of Dean Sage, American fishing enthusiast and bibliophile, small smudged ink note in margin of page 1, some upper margins trimmed, just shaving 1 or 2 running titles, small inscription on final page heavily inked out. A very good copy. Practical advice of the day with regards to the care and training of horses. The author is better known for his works on early English poets and poetry. Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, page 258: "A rare book entirely devoted to the hunting-horse, its breeding and training". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        1685 Henry Wotton Reliquiae Wottonianae English Literature Education Philosophy

      London : Printed for B. Tooke and T. Sawbridge, 1685. Fourth edition. - 1685 Henry Wotton Reliquiae Wottonianae English Literature Education Philosophy “An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.” – Henry Wotton This fourth edition of “Reliquiae Wottonianae” is the final edition of this book to be printed, and yes, while it is not a first printing, this edition includes additional matter that was never included in other editions (see pages 585-713; Buxton Forman, 1223). Among the contents of this book is “A philosophical survey of education or moral architecture.” Wotton, mostly known as a diplomat and a poet, was a staunch activist for education. This volume includes a life of Henry Wotton by Izaak Walton. Henry Wotton was not known for his writings, in fact, his portfolio is quite sparse compared to his contemporaries. He is regarded for only two major works – “Elements of Architecture” and this work, “Reliquiae Wottonianae.” Of the twenty-five poems printed in this book, only fifteen are actually by Wotton. But two those pieces have solidified themselves as some of the best-known poems in English: • “On his Mistris, the Queen of Bohemia” • “The Character of a Happy Life” Item number: #493 Price: $599 WOTTON, Sir Henry "Reliquiae Wottonianae", or a Collection of lives, letters, poems, with characters of sundry personages and other incomparable pieces of language and art, also additional letters to several persons not before printed, by the curious pencil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wotton, . The 4th edition, with additions of several letters to the lord Zouch, never publish'd till now.o London : Printed for B. Tooke and T. Sawbridge, 1685. Fourth edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 713p • References: Wing W 3651; Osler 5600; Lowndes 2997. • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Language: English • Provenance: o Armorial Bookplate – Walter Henry James; 2nd Baron Northbourne (25 March 1846 – 27 January 1923), was a British peer and Liberal politician. He was elected to the House of Commons for Gateshead in 1874, a seat he held until 1893 when he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords. o Bookplate - Lee Edmonds Grove • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 493 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvrages de prose et de poesie de Srs. de Maucroix et de La Fontaine. [2 vols in 1]. [vol. 2: Traduction des Philliques de Demostene, d une des Verrines de Ciceronm avec L Eutiphron, l Hyppias du Beaux, & l Euthidemus, de Platon. Par Mr de Mavcroy.].

      Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1685 - Titel, 9 Blatt, 275 (+1) Seiten / Titel, [In erster Ausgabe! - First Edition] - Rücken nur mehr Fragment, mit bedeutendem Fehlstellen, auch sonst Einband gekratzt, berieben und an Ecken und Kanten deutlich abgewetzt. Innen recht dezenter Namenszug jeweils am Titel als Besitzvermerk, sonst sauber. Ein innen gutes, sonst brauchbares Exemplar in noch solidem Zustand. - In französischer Sprache. * Brunet: Der erste Band durchgehend von LaFontaine und mit 6 neuen Geschichten als Ertstausgabe, 10 neue Fabeln und einige Gedichte. Der 2. Band mit Werken (Übersetzungen) Maucroys. (vergl. Brunet III, 762). François de Maucroix, born in Noyon, (Oise) in 1619, died 1708, was a French poet and translator. He was a long-time friend of La Fontaine; their mutual literary influence was very important, and it was to him that La Fontaine addressed The first book of fables (III), The Miller, his Son and the Ass. He was ordained as a priest, and in the Spring of 1647, he purchased a prebendary. He remained canon of Rheims until his death in 1708. Contrary to the popular legend, de Maucroix was not definitely a classmate of La Fontaine`s at Chateau Thierry. Pierre Clarac has remarked that, at about the age of 25, while they were a part of the Knights of the Round Table (Literary Circle), who were a group of (`robins`?) who met from 1646 to discuss their works and diverse other subjects, that although being on first-name term with Pellison and Cassandre, Maucroix still used the more formal `vous` when addressing La Fontaine. Some authors have theorised that they only met within The Knights. (Quelle: Wiki). ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland ein- bis zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!*** Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1010 Kl.-8° (16,5 cm), lädierter Halbleder-Band der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und geprägtem Rückenschildchen [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - 1685 Mathevar, BCA. Con escudo (mutilado) Respuesta de Francisco de Rius y Bruniquer. Introd. de Mathias Borrull, Francisco Alegre, Thomas Muniessa. 12 (h) 407 pg. 14 (h) 21x16 cm. Enc en pergamino época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Divers Views after the Life By W. Holler.

      (London), P. Tempest ex. (1685). - 13,5 x 6,5 cm. Gestochener Titel und 11 gestochene Ansichten, alt montiert. in losen Blättern in neuem Kartonhülle. Pennington 775, 779, 781, 896, 898, 922, 927921, 933, 934, 935, 1235. Nach dem Exemplar der British Library sind 13 Blatt erschienen. Mit Ansichten von Plymouth (2), Calais, der Themse, Texel, Donau, Wagheningen, Jersey, Dover. 6 Blatt in der Platte signiert. Alle Blätter mit ca. 1mm Blattenrand.

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        E’ dedicata a chi si stima Savio

      1685 - Acquaforte, 1685, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su cata vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, tracce di piega centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Figlio del celebre pittore Agostino Mitelli fu a sua volta pittore, ma soprattutto fu uno dei più prolifici incisori del Seicento. Riprodusse a olio capolavori dei Carracci, del Guercino e di altri insigni pittori bolognesi. Realizzò all’acquaforte una straordinaria quantità di soggetti di ogni genere: scene di vita quotidiana, allegorie sacre e profane, satire politiche, proverbi, giochi di società. Le sue incisioni erano spesso accompagnate da brevi commenti o da poesie in dialetto bolognese. Bibliografia: Buscaroli, Rezio, Agostino e Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, catalogo delle loro stampe nella Raccolta Gozzadini nella Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna. Etching, 1685, signed and dated on lower right. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to platemark, signs of central fold, otherwise in excellent condition. Son of the renowned painter Agostino Mitelli, he was a painter himself, but above all he was one of the most prolific engravers of the XVII century. He copied with oil painting the masterpieces of the Carracci’s, of Guercino and many other Bolognese painters. He also realized with the etching technique various subjects: daily life scenes, profane and sacred allegories, satires, proverbs, party games. His engravings were often accompanied with short comments or poems written in Bolognese dialect. Bibliografia: Buscaroli, Rezio, Agostino e Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, catalogo delle loro stampe nella Raccolta Gozzadini nella Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna. Buscaroli, Rezio, Agostino e Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, catalogo delle loro stampe nella Raccolta Gozzadini nella Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Historical Collections: Or, a Brief Account of the most Remarkable Transactions of the Two Last Parliaments Held and Dissolved at Westminster and Oxford. With Exact Lists of the Members of each Parliament

      Printed for S. N. and Sold by W. Freeman near Temple-bar in Fleetstreet, London 1685 - 302 pp. Octavo. original brown roan, morocco gilt lettered label, decorated/stained (?) edges. Elaborate frontispiece illustration of the trial and execution of William Howard. William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford, FRS (30 November 1614 Ð 29 December 1680) was the youngest son of Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, and his wife, the former Alethea Talbot. A Fellow of the Royal Society from 1665, he was a Royalist supporter before being falsely implicated by Titus Oates in the later discredited "Popish Plot", and executed for treason. He was beatified as a Catholic martyr in 1929.The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy concocted by Titus Oates that between 1678 and 1681 gripped the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in anti-Catholic hysteria. Oates alleged that there existed an extensive Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, accusations that led to the executions of at least 22Êmen and precipitated the Exclusion Bill Crisis. Eventually Oates' intricate web of accusations fell apart, leading to his arrest and conviction for perjury.The main evidence against Stafford came from Titus Oates, who said he had seen a document from the Pope naming Stafford as a conspirator; and from Stephen Dugdale, who testified that Stafford had tried to persuade him to kill the King when Stafford was visiting Dugdale's employers, the Astons, at their country house, Tixall, Staffordshire. A third and most dangerous witness, Edward Turberville (a professional soldier, and thus plausible enough as an assassin) said that he had visited Stafford in Paris in 1676, where Stafford had tried to bribe him to kill Charles II (there were several inconsistencies in his story, especially concerning the relevant dates, but Stafford, lacking expert legal assistance, failed to exploit them properly).Stafford, like all those who were charged with treason until the passage of the Treason Act 1695, was denied defence counsel and forced to conduct his own defence, bringing forward witnesses to counter the evidence against him. One such witness would have been Richard Gerard of Hilderstone who had come to London to testify on Stafford's behalf, but was imprisoned on the word of Stephen Dugdale; Gerard died in jail before the trial. Although the Lord High Steward, Heneage Finch, conducted the trial with great fairness, this was not enough to secure Stafford's acquittal: while Stafford maintained his innocence with vigour, John Evelyn, a spectator, thought his speeches "very confused and without method". He failed, where a good defence counsel might have succeeded, in exposing the inconsistencies in the evidence of Turberville, or to discredit the unsavoury Oates, whose public standing had declined notably over the preceding year. As Evelyn also noted Stafford was "not a man beloved by his own family", and seven out of eight peers of the Howard dynasty who sat on the Court voted him Guilty.Stafford was convicted by a majority of 55 votes of Guilty to 31 of Not Guilty and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered, the punishment of traitors, which was commuted by the King to beheading. The King, even though he is not thought to have had much personal regard for the unpopular Stafford, later said that he had signed the death warrant "with tears in his eyes", but in the current state of public opinion a reprieve was impossible. Charles added that Stafford's accusers had his blood on their hands, just as he later told Lord Essex that the blood of Oliver Plunkett was on his head -wikipedia. Front cover detaching, worn at edges and spine ends, interior fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An English dictionary, explaining the difficult terms that are used in divinity, husbandry, physick, philosophy, law, navigation, mathematicks, and other arts and sciences. Containing many thousands of hard words ... Together with the etymological derivation of them from their proper fountain, whether Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, or any other language

      London: printed for Peter Parker, at the Leg and Star over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhil, 1685. Fourth edition, sm. 8vo, pp. [8] plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column, genuine first and final blanks present; a clean and fairly crisp copy in full contemporary calf, rubbed and worn, a few small chips out on the spine, but sound. Coles (?1640-1680) was the author of a number of "useful and necessary books for the instruction of beginners," among which were his popular A Dictionart English-Latin and Latin-English (London, 1677) which was still in use in schools even after the arrival of Ainsworth's Thesaurus in 1736; and An English Dictionary (London, 1676). "Still in the "hard words" tradition, Coles included thousands of "old words," obsolete ones from Chaucer's day. His dictionary contained twenty-five thousand words, eight thousand more than the last, augmented edition of Phillips. He shortened Phillips' already brief definitions in order to include more words and more etymological information. Coles did break new ground in including cant (thieves' argot) and dialectical terms. These, taken from other specialized dictionaries, had never before been included in a general English dictionary" (Landau, Dictionaries, p. 43). Alston V,66; Wing C-5073.

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        The Reading of the Famous and Learned Robert Callis, Esq....

      1685. One of the Two "Foundations of the Modern Law" of Watercourses Callis, Robert [fl. 1634]. The Reading of the Famous and Learned Robert Callis, Esq; Upon the Statute of 23 H.8. Cap. 5. Of Sewers: As It Was Delivered at Gray's Inn, In August, 1622. With Several Judgments and Resolutions of the Reverent Judges Upon the Laws of Sewers, And Other Remarks Not Before Published. With a New and Exact Table to the Whole. London: Printed by M, Flesher, For Thomas Basset, 1685. [iv], 291, [73] pp. Quarto (9" x 7"). Recent quarter calf over speckled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing to margins. Early struck-through owner initials at head of title page, a few ink markings to text. A handsome copy. $500. * Second edition, enlarged. This classic treatise on inland and maritime waterways was first published in 1647 and went through several editions and issues into the nineteenth century. In his survey of water law Holdsworth observes that this book and "certain cases" reported by Coke are the "foundations of the modern law." Though he felt it was more theoretical than practical, the anonymous author of The Law of Sewers (1726) says Callis' work is "an excellent composition" and the source "for many of [his] Informations" (iv). Holdsworth, A History of English Law X:204. English Short-Title Catalogue R4852.

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        Adam donne les noms a tous les animaux

      Artist: Covens/ Mortier Jean/ Corneille ( - 1740 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1729 1685 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 34 x 44 - description: Represetation of Adam when he named the animals - vita of the artist: Jean Covens und Corneille Mortier where brothers in law, who continued the bussines, founded of Pierre Mortier in 1685 in Amsterdam.They called it ovens & Mortier.

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        Memorie historiche di ciò che hanno operato li sommi pontefici nelle guerre contro i Turchi : dal primo passaggio di questi in Europa fino all'anno 1684

      Appresso Gio: Battista Bussotti, Roma 1685 - [14], 318, [2] p. 22 cm. Vellum binding. Covers stained and a little warped. Newer reference label on spine with remains of another below. Ink signature and notation on front endpapers and tiny tear and hole in front free. Ink notation and small tear in title page with ink stamp on reverse. Also tiny tear in next leaf margin. Occasional stains throughout. Ink stamp on last page of text. Some worm holes p. 299 onward. In general, pages are neat and highly readable. Italian text. Index of Popes and Turkish leaders at rear.

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        Aeneae Silvii Episcopi Senensis Postea Pii Papae II. Historia Rerum Friderici Ter TII Imperatoris Ex Mxcto Optimae Notae...[with] Annales De Gestis Caroli Magni Poetae Anonymi [with] Andreae Presbyteri Ratisbonensis Chronicon

      Argentorati: Josiae Staedelii & Joh. Friderici Spoo, 1685 Pp: [8], 326, [20 un-numbered plates], 377, 98, [68]. 11 single page plates, with four double page plates of which two additionally fold out, and one single page plate that fold out. Contemporary vellum with raised spine bands and tooled decoration. Old inked title on spine, with older small paper label. General light wear and a few leaves with light wear on edges. Otherwise volume remains tight, clean, and intact. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . Vellum. Good/No Dust Jacket. sm folio.

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        Des Commandanten-Spiegels, oder gründlicher Unterrichtung, wie ein Commandant seinen Platz fortificiren, verbessern und in gutem Stand erhalten solle. Aus dem Französischen in das Teutsche übersetztdemübersetzt.vermehret und hervorgegeben durch Johann Jacob Werdmüller. (2 Theile u. 2 Anmerkungenstheile in einem Bd.).

      Frankfurt, Joh. Goerlin, 1685 Kl.8°, Kupferstich-Fronti., 15 Bl., 293 S.; 208 S. (Die Anmerckungen erster Theil); 272 S.; 287 S. (Die Anmerckungen anderer Theil). Insgesamt 24 Falt-Kupfertafeln., Orig.-Perg . m. handschriftl. Rückentitel, Umschlag etwas fleckig (gebrauchspurig - war wohl im Feld!). Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt. Hinterer fliegender Vors. teilweise fehlend. Hibteres Gelenk etwas gelockert. Marginalien von alter Hand auf Vorsatz u. Titelblatt, dort auch Stempel. 10 Blatt teilweise wasserrändig und gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig, einige Blätter am Steg angesetzt (kein Textverlust). Johann Jacob Werdmüller (1644-1695) kaiserlicher Ingenieur 1672. Oberstleutnant u. Ingenieur des Kurfürsten Johann Georg III von Sachsen 1687. Kommandant von Aschaffenburg 1688. starb bei der Belagerung von Namur. Verfasste verschiedene Schriften über das Befestigungswesen. (BLS). Er ist Praktiker des Schlachtfeldes und kein Theoretiker. Tobias Büchi nennt in seinem Werk: «Fortifikationsliteratur des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts». Einsiedeln. 2015. andere biographische Daten - 1649-1693. Traktate deutscher Sprache im europäischen Kontext. In diesem Werk bezog sich Werdmüller auf das Buch von Anthoine de Ville (1596-1658): «Les fortifications du chevalier Antoine de Ville. contenans la manière de fortifier toute sorte de places...». Lyon. 1640.- \"Einer der tüchtigsten Ingenieure der Zeit. der wegen seiner klassischen Grobheit berühmte schweizerische Condottiere Joh. Jakob Werdmüller. Ein Gegner der gelehrten Neuerer. bestrebt. die altholländische Fortifikation zu verbessern\" (Jähns). Die Zürcher Bürgerfamilie Werdmüller ist seit dem 14. Jh. in Zürich nachgewiesen und deren gesicherter Stammvater der Müller Otto (gestorben 1462) ist. Im 15. Jh. gehörten die W. zu den einflussreichsten Handwerkerfamilien der Stadt. Ausgehend von Ottos Urenkeln Otto und Beat (1517-74) teilte sich die Fam. in zwei Hauptlinien. Die Zweige waren entweder im Seiden- und Tuchhandel oder als Offiziere in militärischen Diensten tätig. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Militaria-Kriegsgeschichte Geschichte - 17 Jht. Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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        Abbregé des metamorphoses ou Fictions poetiques, reduites en questions, pour les curieux de l'Histoire profane, & pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse... Premiere edition.

      Lyon: Pierre Guillimin, 1685. 12mo (144 x 75 mm). [12], 206, [16] pp. Engraved arms of the dedicatee Marin Curty as headpiece, two woodcut initials, type ornaments. A bit dust-soiled. Contemporary French speckled calf, spine gold-tooled, edges red-sprinkled (worn).*** A question-and-answer guide to classical mythology for children, ancestor of the online quiz for 10-year-old mythology nuts. The gods and heroes are listed, in extra-large type, under their Roman names only. "Who was Jupiter? ... What was the fate of Oedipus? ... Why is Janus represented with two faces?" To judge by this work, the pupils of the Grand Siècle were spared neither the philanderings of deities nor the cruelties of mortals. The author was a jurist, diplomat and lexicographer who wrote a natural history of the Antilles and a popular French dictionary (Dictionnaire général et curieux contenant les principaux mots et les plus usitez en la langue françoise), issued the same year as this very rare work for children. A still handy example of the vogue for secular catechisms in late 17th-century France. Rare, no copies in US libraries and a mere handful in France. Cioranescu 59870.

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        Francisci Blondel Celeb. Aquensis Medici. Thermarum Aquisgranensium et porcetanarum descriptio. Congruorum quoque ac salubrium usuum Balneationis et Potationis elucidatio. Accedunt Probe Thermarum Aquisgranensium. Trajecti ad Mosam, Apud Jacobum du Preys. MXDLXXXV.

      Jacobus van Preys 1685 - Weight (kg): 0,056 Height (cm): 14,3 Width (cm): 9,1 Thickness (cm): 1 , Illustrated 24MO 24mo 7 Band, randen en hoekjes enigszins beschadigd. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Universel Antoine Furetiere Henri Desbordes Amsterdam 1685

      1685. Opera assai rara e ricercata

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        Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies: All the leaves from "The London Prodigal"

      Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, London 1685 - Pages 212 - 226; ff Sss3-6 and Ttt-5; eight leaves complete Folio (339 x 220 mm; leaves Ttt3-6 trimmed to 339 x 200mm). printed in black in two columns on cream paper; disbound. The verso of the title page has the end of "Pericles Prince of Tyre". Slight dampstain in lower right margins, slight browning of edges, p. 425 with half inch brown spot in second column, else fine

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        LE VITE DE' PONTEFICI DI BARTOLOMEO PLATINA CREMONESE dal Salvator Nostro fino a Innoc. XI... Con le Annotationi del Panuinio, e con la Cronologia ecclesiastica dello stesso ... Aggiuntoui anco in quest'ultima impressione la Vita del Platina scritta diffusamente dal Sig. Nicol'Angelo Caferri romano ... - All'eccellentissimo Signor DANIEL SANSONI dottore dell'una e l'altra Legge - unito a La CRONOLOGIA ECCLESISTICA Del Reverendo Padre F. HONOFRIO PANVINIO... Dall'anno 1641... sin'a tutto il 1660

      Appresso Gio: Battista Brigna, 1685. Vol. in -8 grande (18 x 22 cm.), legatura in pelle pergamena con titolo scritto a mano sul dorso (con 4 nervature), tagli dei fogli anticamente spruzzati blu, mancante del primo foglio bianco con scritto LE VITE DE' PONTEFICI ecc., frontespizio con marca non censita, pp. 17, 14 (Indice de' Pontefici Romani delle Scisme et de' Concilii generali), 2 (Tavola de' Pontefici secondo l'ordine alfabetico), 20 (Nomi, Cognomi, Patrie e titoli di tutti i Cardinali), 35(Tavola delle cose più notabili), 792, (2), 224 (La CRONOLOGIA ECCLESISTICA Del Reverendo Padre F. HONOFRIO PANVINIO datata 1684), con 258 ritratti silografici di Papi nel testo. Modeste fioriture (non deturpanti), copertina salda, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. SECOLO XVII (seconda metà)

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        Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van levende dierkens in de teel-deelen van verscheyde dieren, vogelen en visschen; van het hout .; van hair, vlees en vis; .Including: Ontledingen en ontdekkingen, van het maaksel en uytvallen van het hair, en van de gewaande met-eeters. Van de levende dierkens in de excrementen, .Leiden, Cornelis Boutesteyn, 1686. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an integral engraved title-page by Romeyn de Hooghe (dated 1685), 3 engraved plates (including 2 large folding with numerous numbered figures); 2 full- or nearly full-page and 5 smaller engravings on integral leaves; 1 small woodcut illustration in the text. Contemporary vellum.

      - Dobell 8 & pp. 192-196; Verkruijsse, Romeyn de Hooghe 1685.07 First edition in the original Dutch, of seven of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's early letters announcing and illustrating his recent discoveries of the microscopic wonders of nature, six never before published in any language and nearly all offering (sometimes literally!) seminal revelations. They discuss the "little animals" he found in the semen of various animals, including birds and fish; the microstructure of various kinds of wood; the anatomy of a rat testicle and sperm cells, a micro-anatomical study of mussels and oysters, and microbes in the sap of vines; a follow-up to microbes in sap; and in the second part the structure of hair and the discovery of microbes in the faeces of a sick and a healthy human (both the author himself!); muscle fibres, the discovery of the cell nucleus and other matters; and a study of muscle tissue in the lobster and shrimp.With a contemporary manuscript table of contents. With a tear into one figure in one of the folding plates repaired, a tear along the plate edge of the engraved title-page and occasional marginal tears, but otherwise a good copy and with generous margins.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Paris').

      - anonyme Kupferstich, um 1685, 18,8 x 21,9

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        De Insectis, in Methodum Redactus; cum Notularum Additione. [Metamorphosis Naturalis]

      London S. Smith 1685 - Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary limp vellum folded over at the fore-edge, handwritten title to spine, edges of text block red speckled. 21 folding engraved plates depicting numerous insects on each plate. Marks, spots, and dulling of the vellum, spine may have been cleaned in the past, hinges a little cracked but holding firm, light spotting and toning at the edges of the leaves, closed tear to the final plate in the addendum which depicts mussels. A very good, unsophisticated copy. Second Latin edition of this "extremely important and influential study" (Jorink, Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, p. 201), the translation by Fellow of the Royal Society Martin Lister, with his notes and addendum on English species. Originally published in three volumes under the title Metamorphosis Naturalis between 1660 and 1669. The Dutch painter Johannes Goedart (also spelled Goedaert; 1617-1668) was the first European to "embark on a systematic study of the generation of insects" (Jorink, "Between Emblematics and the 'Argument from Design'", Early Modern Zoology, p. 156). Beginning in the 1630s, he painstakingly traversed the countryside around his home in Middelburg, collecting caterpillars and other insect larvae, raising them in glass jars, and carefully observing their "strange transformations". Although Goedart did not make any major scientific advances in entomology or taxonomy - he interpreted his observations within the framework of his religion and was a strong supporter of spontaneous generation - his work is significant for the emphasis it placed on metamorphosis at a time when other natural historians focused on insect life stages in isolation from each other. Additionally, Goedart was innovative in his choice of subjects, including, among the 150 plus species he described, previously neglected groups such as flies, bumblebees, wood lice, and moths out of the conviction that none of God's creatures was to be "despised, but that they are all disposed well and with ineffable wisdom". Also appealing are his detailed and well-executed plates, which depict all the stages of each insect's life-cycle together. Though Goedart's work was criticised by scientists such as Swammerdam, it proved extremely popular among collectors and artists. "Metamorphosis was accessible, entertaining, and attractively illustrated. The work was very widely distributed and was often translated and cited. It was common in Dutch collections of books, but was also popular outside the Netherlands. Goedaert provided a particularly strong impulse for the study of other insects than the usual bees, ants, and butterflies. His accessible books conveyed the same message as the works of Hoefnagel and Aldrovandi, but the contents and distribution of the latter raised their threshold much higher. It is probably to a large extent due to Goedaert that the study and collecting of these creatures began to enjoy a rapidly growing popularity after 1660. Insects, which had been viewed ambivalently since time immemorial, were slowly but surely becoming acceptable in polite society" (Jorink, Reading the Book of Nature, pp. 208-209). This volume is a particularly nice, unsophisticated copy in contemporary vellum with an attractive hand-written title on the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1685. [4],269,[2]pp. Quarto. Modern half calf and paper boards, gilt leather label. First few leaves (including titlepage) chipped around edges, but generally clean and neat. A very good copy, with wide margins. A copy with a most significant provenance, this copy bears a contemporary manuscript note on the titlepage reading: "Belonging to the Secretary of State's Office. Home Dept." There is also a manuscript table of contents bound in between the titlepage and the page explaining the necessity for the work. The first edition of this collected printing of important British treaties, occasioned by the death of Charles II and containing a number of treaties of importance to America. The 1667 treaties with Spain, France, and the Dutch (Davenport 55, 58, and 57) made Spain for the first time acknowledge England's right to New World colonies, gave New York to the British, and swapped French Caribbean islands for Nova Scotia. Also included are commercial treaties in 1669 and 1670, and the treaties settling the Second Dutch War and again giving New York to the British in 1674 (see Davenport 62, 65, 66, 69, and 70). This 1685 edition is not in Sabin, who only notes the 1686 reprint. A nice collection, with the most significant of associations. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 685/80. GOLDSMITHS 2576. KRESS 1625. WING C3604A. SABIN 79375 (1686 ed).

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        L'Alcoran de Mahomet

      Chez Adrian Moetjens 1685 - - Chez Adrian Moetjens, A La Haye 1685, In-12 (8x13,7cm), (12) 486pp. (4), relié. - Nouvelle édition, après la première parue au format in-4 à Paris chez Antoine de Sommaville en 1647. Un beau frontispice gravé. Reliure en plein velin souple d'époque. Dos lisse. Titre à la plume. 3 premiers feuillets de garde effrangés en marge. Pages de garde détachées des contreplats. De la p. 13 à 100, une trace de mouillure au milieu en marge basse du livre. 3 feuillets manuscrits de table. Bon exemplaire. Première traduction en Français par André Du Ryer, très importante pour la connaissance européenne de l'Islam. L'édition française fut rapidement interdite sous la pression de Vincent de Paul. Ex libris gravé aux armes du XIXe : Château de Chatillon. Ex libris Jean Vittoz. Fiche du catalogue du libraire Lardanchet, découpée et contrecollée. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, published after the first format in-4 in Paris by Antoine de Sommaville in 1647. A beautiful engraved frontispiece. Bound in full vellum flexible time. Smooth spine. Title to the pen. First 3 guard sheets frayed in margin. Spare cover pages of contreplats. 3 table of handwritten pages. Good copy. First translation into French by André du Ryer. The French edition was quickly banned under pressure from Vincent. (12) 486pp. (4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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