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        World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah

      Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), Amsterdam 1685 - Very good, early color (perhaps some recent enhancement), few tiny worm holes, minor restoration at lower right (no image loss) and flattened center fold. Minmial browning margins. The date is approximate. Numerous biblical vignettes, some with Hebrew lettering. This was done for a Dutch bible, this one published by Visscher in Amsterday. Shirley's entry 457 is a similar map but without the Visscher imprint (and this issue does not have the tabular information in the lower central area. North America is labeled with "Japhet," and "Eden" is shown towards the cetner of the depiction of Asia. The vignettes are quite decorative. Moxon was a print and globe-maker, and he was the first tradesman to be elected to the Royal Society (online Dictionary of National Biography). The image measures 32 x 46 cm (18 x 12.5 inches), and has good margins.

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        COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never before Printed in Folio

      London: for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685. The fourth folio edition of Shakespeare&#39;s plays, the title-page is in first state, without Chiswell&#146;s name in the imprint. Portrait frontispiece after Martin Droeshout with ten line poem by Ben Johnson entitled &#145;to the reader&#146; beneath. Woodcut printer&#146;s device on titlepage (McKerrow 263) and decorative woodcut initials. Large folio (347x225mm), bound in very handsome 19th century full brown paneled morocco, the think boards paneled in double-ruled blind and with blind stamped corner pieces, the spine with tall raised bands ruled in blind, the compartments each with a central gilt leaf device, one compartment gilt lettered, turn-ins beautifully gilt tooled, endpapers marbled, a.e.g. [12], 272, [2], 328, 303, [1]. A wonderful copy, in all very fresh and handsomely presented, the binding with only the most minor evidence of age, very minor scattered light foxing or staining, seven leaves supplied from a slightly shorter copy (D1, 2G3 & 4, 3E4 & 5, 4B5 & 6), closed 2 inch tear to M1 neatly repaired, top corner of XX6 and outside edge of S4 with minor restoration. RARE AND IMPORTANT SHAKESPEARE FOLIO, the beautiful FOURTH folio printing of Shakespeare&#146;s plays. Considered the stateliest and most handsome of the four folios, it was printed on Royal stock larger then the third folio which was in turn larger then the first and second. It also employed a new larger type and wider spacing. The Fourth was the first folio edition to be printed including the seven spurious plays, although folio sets of the seven plays had been printed for insertion in the second issue of the third folio. It was the last edition printed in the 17th century and the last printed before the editorial endeavors of the 18th. It is especially desirable and rare in a contemporary binding with fine gilt work.<br> A Shakespeare folio is one of the most desirable books to a collector of literature. Shakespeare is far more then England&#146;s most famous playwrite. His effect on vernacular English is only matched by that of Geoffrey Chaucer. Our modern way speaking, and therefore thinking, has been more heavily influenced by Shakespeare then most of us may realize. From the way we sign our Valentine&#146;s cards to the way we insult our enemies, Shakespeare is everywhere.<br> The first folio is now considered impossible for the private collector as virtually all copies are now in institutions. The third has been considered rare for centuries as the majority of copies printed were destroyed in the fire of London. The opportunity to purchase any of the folio editions in fully contemporary bindings, especially ones with such as small degree of later sophistication, is a very scarce occurrence.

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        Manuscript deed of sale (November 14, 1685) of Nashowamoiasuk, now Neck Point of the Edgartown Great Pond, by "Mr. Harrie, Indian of Nantucket" to John Coffin for six pounds. With addendum (dated August 20, 1693) on verso, in which "Mr. Jacob Washman" and "Natuckquanum" quit their claim to this land

      [Dukes County], v.d., chiefly november 14, 1685. (NANTUCKET) Folio. 2 pp. manuscript deed of sale with later addendum (August 20, 1693) on verso. SIGNED as witnesses by Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Starbuck ("Signed, Sealed, & delivered / in presence of / Mary Starbuck / Nathaniell Starbuck") and sealed with red wax; SIGNED with "his mark" by "Harrie Wapaskowit, alias Mr. Harrie"; acknowledged before Governor Mayhew, June 2, 1686 and "Entered for the Records for Dukes County in fol: 14: this 5th of August, 1686. Matt. Mayhew Regit"; Docketed at lower margin "Nashawamoias: bounded by foot path". Addendum SIGNED ("Jacob Washman") and with "her mark" by Natuckquanum. Crease marks, some soiling; one small hole and scuffing to verso. In double-sided frame . EARLY MARTHA'S VINEYARD LAND DEED, WITNESSED AND SIGNED BY NANTUCKET'S "GREAT WOMAN," MARY COFFIN STARBUCK A document of the utmost scarcity and interest, SIGNED by Nantucket's spiritual leader and first mother of the great Starbuck and Coffin whaling dynasties. More than any one person, Mary Coffin Starbuck shaped and defined the Nantucket spirit and character that would guide the island to the head of the 18th- and 19th-century whaling industry. Mary Starbuck (1646-1713) was the daughter of Tristam Coffin, one of the original purchasers of the island from Thomas Mayhew in 1659. At 17, in the first colonial marriage on the island, she wed Nathaniel Starbuck, also a child of a principal proprietor, and Mary bore the island's first white child. The Starbucks established a lucrative trade with the Wampanoag Indians, arguably LAYING THE ECONOMIC FOUNDATION FOR THE WHALING INDUSTRY (cf. Worth, "The First Whaling Merchant of Nantucket"). Between 1698 and 1704, three Quaker ministers visited Nantucket, and all noted in their accounts of the visits the extraordinary power of Mary's character: "The islanders esteemed [her] as a Judge among them, for little was done without her" (John Richardson, quoted ANB). She was "a wise dicscreet woman ... in great Reputation throughout the Island for her Knowledge in Matters of Religion, and an oracle among them on that Account, insomuch that they would not do anything without her Advice and Consent therein" (Thomas Story, ibid.). Mary was initially resistant to the Quakers' advances, but in a moment of tremendous import for Nantucket's future, she was moved to tears by Richardson's preaching and converted. "It was Mary Starbuck's conversion to Quakerism that established the unique fusion of spirituality and covetousness that would make possible Nantucket's rise as a whaling port" (Philbrick, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, p. 8). As Mary went so went Nantucket--she became NANTUCKET'S FIRST QUAKER MINISTER and opened her home as a Friend's meeting house, while the Quaker religion grew to be the dominant sect on the island. Documents in Mary's hand are of tremendous scarcity--only one letter of hers is known to survive and her trading account book is property of Nantucket's Peter Folger Museum and Library. This deed, authorizing the sale of land in Martha's Vineyard by "Mr. Harrie" to Mary's brother, John Coffin, is scarce thus

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        Valentinian: a tragedy. As 'tis Alter'd by the late Earl of Rochester, And Acted at the Theatre-Royal. Together with a Preface concerning the Author and his Writings. By one of his Friends

      Printed for Timothy Goodwin at the Maiden-head, London 1685 - in 8°, mezza pelle, pp. (32)-82-(2). A4, a-c4, B-L4, M2. Misure: 21x15 cm. Prima edizione (first edition). Ampia mancanza alla prima carta (A ) della prefazione: manca parte del testo dalla riga 11 alla 20 della prima pagina e dalla 21 alla 31 della seconda pagina. Quattro fori di tarlo alle prime 8 carte (non è visibile qualche lettera). Un foro di tarlo è presente alle successive 10 carte senza compromettere il testo. Lieve traccia di gora al margine esterno di 10 carte (non compromette il testo) Esemplare rifilato. Frontespizio ed epilogo rinforzati con cartoncino. Piccolo appunto manoscritto (in arte visibile al foglio D ). Piatto anteriore allentato. Lieve mancanza al dorso. Dorso e margini dei piatti con ampie spellature. Ex-libris di Nora K. Shelley applicato al risguardo anteriore.Editore: Printed for Timothy Goodwin at the Maiden-Head against St. Dunstans-Church in Flletstreet. 1685.Composizione del volume: The preface; Prologue spoken by Mrs. Cook the first Day. Written by Mrs. Behn; Prologue to Valentinian. Spoken by Mrs. Cook the second Day; Prologue intended for Valentianin, to be spoken by Mrs. Barrey; Drammatis personae; The Tragedy of Valentinian (act. I, scen. 1; act. II sce. 1, 2; act. III, scen. 1, 2, 3, 4; act. IV, scen. 2,3; act. V, scen. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Epilogue. Written by a Person of Quality.Il quarto atto inizia con la seconda scena, ma non ci sono mancanze poichè inizia nella stessa pagina della fine del terzo atto.Nora Kathleen Shelley (1877-1963), illustratrice, appartiene al ramo familiare del poeta Percy Bisshe Shelley. Sposata con l'Ammiraglio Fausto M. De Leva visse molto probabilmente a Genova.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Borgolungo]
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        REPONSE A L&#39;APOLOGIE POUR LA REFORMATION

      Chez Estienne Michallet París. 1685. 19h+LXIII+550Pág+3h. Piel. 16X10. Raríssimo ejemplar Protestante. Ref 6.3 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Chronyk van Vrankryk (2 Tomes - Complet). Door den Heer De Mezeray, raad, en Historieschryver des Konings van Vrankryk

      Timotheus Ten Hoorn, Jan Bouman 1685 - Door den Heer De Mezeray, raad, en Historieschryver des Konings van Vrankryk, in't Nederduitsch gebracht door G. v. Broekhuisen1, 2 vol. fort in-4 rel. plein vélin du temps dos à 5 nerfs, plats estampés à froid, Timotheus Ten Hoorn, Jan Bouman, t' Amsterdam, 1685, Tome I : 54 pl. hors texte - frontispice, 3 ff. n. ch. (titre et Aan de Leezer), 990 pp. et 11 ff. n. ch. (tables) ; Tome II : 8 pl. hors texte - 997 pp., 9 ff. n. ch. (tables) et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Bon exemplaire, en reliure du temps (rel. lég. frottées, petite fente au mors en queue, petite tache à un plat, mq. le premier feuillet de garde du tome I) de cette traduction hollandaise des Chroniques de Mézeray, bien complet du frontispice et des 62 portraits hors texte (certains parmi les portraits des premiers rois étaient demeurés blancs). Klaversma et Hannema, Jan en Casper Luyken, 383-384 Langue: Néerlandais [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of William Bedell, D.D. Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland

      Published by John Southby, London 1685 - , title page, preface [33], list of letters [2], 487 pages, bound by Zaehnsdorf First Edition , lightly rubbed along edges of spine and at corners, externally clean and bright, front hinge cracked but holding well, internally clean, in very good condition , half brown morocco with marbled paper to sides, gilt titles at spine, 5 raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers small octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia anatomica et medica. Nunc simul collecta, & diligenter rec. per T. de Diemerbroeck.

      M. a Dreunen, & G. a Walcheren, Utrecht 1685 - 3 parts in one volume. Folio (314 x 195 mm), [18], 568, [6], [16], 303, [1], [2], 130, [2], [4], 70 pp., engr. title, engraved folding portrait of the author and 16 folding anatomical plates. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum with 6 raised bands, author's name and title in cript to spine. Interior bright and virtually unspotted. An excellent copy. Complete. --- Wellcome II, 467; Waller Cat. 2452. - Ysbrand van Diemerbroek (1609-1674) practised medicine in Utrecht and became Professor of Anatomy and Medicine at Leyden. Beside his comprehensive work on anatomy, he is also remembered for his studies of the plague. This collected works were edited by his son Tieman, also a physician. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Retrato de: PIERRE PAUL RUBENS.

      - Cuadro pintado por van Dyck. Dibujado por: Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 ¿ 1766). Grabado al Aguafuerte por: Jean Audran (1667 ¿ 1756) se vende en Paris por G. Duchange, grabador del Rey. Año 1710. Medida de la Huella 50.5x36 cm. Medida de la lámina 57.5x42.5 cm. papel fuerte color crema. Enmarcado con Paspartú y cristal antiguo soplado. # grabado. Lámina.

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        The Lady Isabella

      London: Sold by Alex Browne at ye blew balcony in little Queen Street, 1685. An extremely rare counterproof by Alexander Browne, the father of English mezzotint engraving. During the eighteenth century, England became the heart of the mezzotint trade, producing some of the most celebrated engravers and the most beautiful prints that the medium has ever witnessed. Invented in Germany in 1642, mezzotint engraving quickly became popular throughout Europe as a method of reproducing oil paintings. It was eagerly adopted by English printmakers, who instituted so many technological improvements that the method became known as "the English manner". English mezzotints were eagerly collected by European connoisseurs; and continental engravers traveled to England to study the technique. One of the earliest and most important English mezzotint engravers is the printseller Alexander Browne. Although it is unclear whether Browne was the engraver of his prints or simply the publisher, his series of portraits are some the earliest and most accomplished mezzotints produced in England during the seventeenth century. According to Walpole, in 1683 Browne obtained a patent for fourteen years to publish one hundred mezzotints after portraits by Van Dyck and Lely. He seems only to have published them until the death of Charles II, in February of 1685, after which there is no record of his movements. Regarded as the father of the English mezzotint, Browne&#39;s important portraits introduced the art of mezzotint into England. This rare print is a portrait of Lady Isabella (1676-1680), the daughter of James, the Duke of York, and Mary of Modena, after a painting by Lely. It is a counterproof, or reverse print, and therefore extremely rare. The practice of reverse printing was rarely used in England, and Browne was one of the few engravers to employ this method of printing. Counterproof, or reverse printing was achieved by taking a second impression from a newly printed image. This process resulted in a slightly lighter impression and reversed text. According to Chaloner Smith, Browne was in the habit of making a few counterproofs of each print which were typically not sold to the public. A true collector&#39;s piece this remarkable image is an extremely rare impression by one of the most important English mezzotint engravers. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits , p. 105-107, no. 15, counterproof state not described. Mezzotint. Counterproof impression printed in reverse. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Closely trimmed outside platemark as usual. A nice impression in excellent condition. Image size: 12 7/16 x 9 ¾ inches.

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        The Lives and Deaths of the Holy Apostles of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Together with the Two Evangelists, St. Mark and St. Luke. As also, some other of our Saviours Disciples: containing an Account of their Travels, Sayings, Miracles, Sufferings, and Martyrdoms. All Collected from the Best Authors, for Publick Use and Benefit.

      Printed for Dorman Newman 1685 - FIRST EDITION, woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut portraits in the text, text printed in black letter, browned, one leaf with tear repaired with the loss of a couple of letters from the running title, other leaves with marginal repairs or tears without loss (apart from the &#145;3&#146; of the final page number), pp. [xvi, including initial blank], 143, [1], small 8vo, original sheep, rebacked, corners worn, various Scottish ownership inscriptions (see below), sound Apparently the only edition of this somewhat crude and rather scarce production. The last 2 pages of the preliminaries list Books published by Newman, both &#145;Large and Small Histories&#146;, a good proportion of which seem not to have survived. The address to the Reader is signed P.D., although it is said to express &#145;the hearty Desire of the Publisher.&#146; Early inscription on recto of first leaf: &#145;Ja Thomson his Book and no oyrs [?yours] but his.&#146; &#145;Price 14 shillings Scots&#146; on rear fly-leaf with signature James Knox opposite. Paper label on front fly-leaf with inscription presenting the volume to Campbeltown Free Library by a Mr. Mollison in 1901, and the book-plate of the library inside the front cover. The library was the gift of James Hall of Killean & Tangy (1823-1904), chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company. (ESTC R27282, 7 copies, 4 in the UK, 3 in the US; Wing D78)

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        DE MOTU ANIMALIUM

      - De Motu Animalium. Editio Altera. Correctior & emendatior.- Lugduni in Batavis, Johannem de Vivie, Cornelium Boutesteyn, Danielem à Gaesbeeck & Petrum vander Aa, MDCLXXXV (1685); 2 tomos en 8º mayor pasta época cabeceras con alguna falta, 1º, 8 hh (incluido frontis), 280 pp. (en realidad 274 pp.) 9 hh., de índice y 18 láminas plegadas. 2º, 2 hh. 365 pp. 7 hh., de indice. Muy buen ejemplar de esta segunda edición Con Borelli se originó la teoría neurogénica de la acción del corazón y la primera sugirió que la circulación se asemejaba a un sencillo sistema hidráulico. Fue el primero en insistir en que el latido del corazón es una simple contracción muscular. Considerado por el propio Borelli a ser su obra más importante, De Motu Animalium es también su trabajo más conocido. Aquí Borelli tratado de explicar los movimientos del cuerpo animal a principios de mecánica, por la que ahora es considerado el padre de la biomecánica.

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        Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615)

      apud D. Cyllenium Hesperium, sumpt. Antonini Giardinae bibliopolae Panorm., Panormi [Palermo] 1685 - Monumenta omnia mathematica, quae extant, quorumque catalogum inuersa pagina demonstrat : ex traditione . D. Francisci Maurolici . opus præclarissimum, non priùs typis commissum [ed. J. S. Salva]. Folio (309x213 mm). [8], 296 pp., title page printed in red and black with large woodcut device, many woodcut diagrams in text, blanks present. Bound at the end are two excerpts (complete in itself) from Archimedes' Opera quae extant (edited by David Rivault, Paris: Claude Morel, 1615), in parallel Latin and Greek text with several woodcut ills. and diagrams: (1) Planorum Aequiponderantium, seu centra gravitatum planorum, pp. 145-218; (2) De insidentibus humido libri duo., pp. 487-549 (1:blank). Near contemporary calf (rubbed and scuffed at extremities, but binding sound and strong), gilt spine with label, edges colored in red, silk marker present. Text somewhat browned throughout, some (mainly marginal) dampstaining, occational paper repairs to edges, p. 250 with small hole. Provenance: Willem Jacob 's Gravesande (1688-1742), Duch philosopher and mathematician (18C inscription to first page of first extract, reading "Gennete / Ex libris Domini s'Gravesande"). A nice copy of interesting provenance. ---- A paraphrase of Archimedes' works made between 1534 and 1550 by the Sicilian Francesco Maurlico (1494-1575) some of which was printed at Messina by Paolo Bonacota, 1670-72. This was never published but the sheets were acquired by Lorenzo di Tommaso and then confiscated by the Spanish authorities in 1678. Juan Siverstre Salva acquired 425 copies of the original edition (COPAC). The bound in extracts are form the second and influential 1615 Greek and Latin edition (DSB) of the works of Archimedes, valuable for its numerous woodcuts and diagrams (see Houzeau-L. 826; Riccardi I/1, 43; Cantor II, 659). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bacco in Toscana ditirambo.con le annotazioni.

      Matini Pietro, Firenze 1685 - [700 Arezzo- Autografo- Vino](cm. 26.5) Bella legatura in mezza pergamena antica ben rimontata, piatti con foglio di messale antico rosso e nero, sguardie antiche. -cc.4 nn., pp. 46+ 1 c. + pp.264. Frontis rosso e nero con l'emblema dell'Accademia della Crusca. Edizione originale di questa celebre opera rivoluzionaria per il metro e assai importante per le annotazioni sul vino e varie bevande. L'opera contiene aspre invettive contro chi beve caffè, birra, sidro e acqua, mentre è di grande pregio per le notizie sui vini toscani, compreso il nobile di Montepulciano. Si parla anche del cioccolato. Esemplare eccezionale con al frontis la dedica autografa del Redi, datata 1685: " Donato dall'Autore al Cav. Gio. Francesco Giudici dell'ordine di S. Stefano e capitano di Galera per il seren. Cosimo III". Circa il nobile dedicatario Francesco De Giudici di Arezzo, alleghiamo un foglio manoscritto con un ampio studio su questa famiglia d'Arezzo. Anche questo esemplare è privo del ritratto del Redi che, com'è noto, è presente solo in poche copie. Per il resto esemplare bellissimo, nitido e a grandi margini, apparentemente su carta grave. *Prandi 49; *Gamba 827; *Razolini 284; *Simon 1268; *Belloni p.160; *Moreni II 235; *Oberlè 1039; * Capponi 319; *Tiraboschi VIII 468; *Vinciana-Piantanida 2988. [f82] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CERIMONIE NUZZIALI DI TUTTE LE NATIONI DEL MONDO.ALL' ALTEZZA SEREN. .FRANC. MARIA DE MEDICI.

      STEFANO CURTI, Venetia 1685 - [600' FESTE-PRIMA EDIZIONE] (cm. 14) bella piena pergamena originale, titolo al dorso.-- cc. 6 nn., pp. 161, cc. 3 nn. Frontis rosso e nero, rossi anche i titoli delle prime carte. Edizione originale rarissima sui costumi ed usanze di oltre 60 popoli italiani e stranieri. Africa, America, Cuba, Brasile, Perù, Cina, Giappone, Australia, Scozia, Ebrei ecc. Manca a molta bibliografia consultata compreso MICHEL-MICHEL, BRITISH M. CAT. XVII CENT. ITALIAN e BRUNI-EVANS "ITALIAN IN CAMBRIDGE". Lieve gora all' angolo di poche carte in fine ma esemplare bellissimo e nitido. L' unica citazione bibliografica è: AUTORI ITALIANI DEL 600' n° 89. A prezzo elevato.[f31] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never before Printed in Folio.

      London for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley 1685 - The fourth folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, the title-page is in first state, without Chiswell&#146;s name in the imprint. Portrait frontispiece after Martin Droeshout with ten line poem by Ben Johnson entitled &#145;to the reader&#146; beneath. Woodcut printer&#146;s device on titlepage (McKerrow 263) and decorative woodcut initials. Large folio (347x225mm), bound in very handsome 19th century full brown paneled morocco, the think boards paneled in double-ruled blind and with blind stamped corner pieces, the spine with tall raised bands ruled in blind, the compartments each with a central gilt leaf device, one compartment gilt lettered, turn-ins beautifully gilt tooled, endpapers marbled, a.e.g. [12], 272, [2], 328, 303, [1]. A wonderful copy, in all very fresh and handsomely presented, the binding with only the most minor evidence of age, very minor scattered light foxing or staining, seven leaves supplied from a slightly shorter copy (D1, 2G3 & 4, 3E4 & 5, 4B5 & 6), closed 2 inch tear to M1 neatly repaired, top corner of XX6 and outside edge of S4 with minor restoration. RARE AND IMPORTANT SHAKESPEARE FOLIO, the beautiful FOURTH folio printing of Shakespeare&#146;s plays. Considered the stateliest and most handsome of the four folios, it was printed on Royal stock larger then the third folio which was in turn larger then the first and second. It also employed a new larger type and wider spacing. The Fourth was the first folio edition to be printed including the seven spurious plays, although folio sets of the seven plays had been printed for insertion in the second issue of the third folio. It was the last edition printed in the 17th century and the last printed before the editorial endeavors of the 18th. It is especially desirable and rare in a contemporary binding with fine gilt work. A Shakespeare folio is one of the most desirable books to a collector of literature. Shakespeare is far more then England&#146;s most famous playwrite. His effect on vernacular English is only matched by that of Geoffrey Chaucer. Our modern way speaking, and therefore thinking, has been more heavily influenced by Shakespeare then most of us may realize. From the way we sign our Valentine&#146;s cards to the way we insult our enemies, Shakespeare is everywhere. The first folio is now considered impossible for the private collector as virtually all copies are now in institutions. The third has been considered rare for centuries as the majority of copies printed were destroyed in the fire of London. The opportunity to purchase any of the folio editions in fully contemporary bindings, especially ones with such as small degree of later sophistication, is a very scarce occurrence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto Which is Added, Seven Plays Never before Printed in Folio

      Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, at the Anchor in the New Exchange, The Crane in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, London 1685 - The fourth and final of the 17th century Folios in which Shakespeare's plays were first collected. First State, without Chiswell's name in the publisher's imprint on the title-page. Contemporary full paneled calf, expertly rebacked in period style. The boards are scuffed and worn at the edges [most pronounced at the lower corners]. The first leaf, with the frontispiece portrait on the verso over a few lines of verse, is provided in facsimile. The title-page has been laid down with loss in the upper left corner to the first five letters of 'Comedies' and all but four or five letters of the Author's name [all of which were supplied long ago in manuscript facsimile]. The upper left corner of the dedication leaf [A1 of the preliminaries] has been similarly repaired with loss on the recto of only 10 or so letters in the first line [again supplied]. The top quarter of the page has been reinforced with paper on the verso, covering up the last eight lines of the Dedication [which have been rewritten in ink]. A repaired tear to the upper left corner of A2 affects only the typographical border on the recto. There is a one-inch square section of loss to the lower fore corner of the preliminaries and the first five leaves of text. On the preliminaries, it has been repaired with loss only to the typographical border. On the rectos of A1 through A5 of the text, there is loss to four-and-a-half catchwords only. On the versos just a handful of letters are affected [9 touched on A1, 10 lost on A2, 5 touched on A3 and 6 lost on A4] all, again, supplied in ms. facsimile. There are a few other scattered marginal repairs, occasionally affecting the typographical border only, and the final leaf has been laid down without loss. There is an occasional old ink annotation or correction, and the same hand has added page numbers to the list of plays, along with the titles of the seven added plays which the publisher had omitted. Otherwise, apart from a few instances of minor spotting or soiling and an odd tiny rust hole or two, the book is in very good condition. Shakespeare Folios are often found with entire pages of text missing and supplied either in facsimile or from other copies [detectable because they are almost always of a different size]. That's not the case here as all text pages are present and original, making this a very desirable copy.

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        Histoire de Constantinople Depuis le Régne de L&#39;Ancien Justin

      Paris: Damien Foucault, 1685. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 8 volumes in full contemporary calf, spines and hinges rubbed, wear at edges and corners, some loss to leather at a few spine ends. Bindings sound. Extra engraved title in volume 1, each volume with an attractive engraved headpiece (with a few repeats). (xxii), 644pp, table; 559pp, table; 598pp, table; 478pp, table; 464pp, table; 708pp, table;708pp, table; 428pp, table and chronologic table. Graesse v2 288.& & Originally published in 1672, both editions abridged by Cousin from the Corpus Byzantinæ Historiæ. Size: Octavo (8vo). 8-volume set (complete). Previous owner&#39;s book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045022.

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        Zeiglographia. or A new art of short-writing never before published. More easie, exact, short, and speedie then [sic] any heretofore. Invented & composed by Thomas Shelton author and teacher of ye said art allowed by authoritie

      London: printed for Dor. Newman at the Kings Armes in ye Poultry & Thomas Sawbridge in Little Brittaine 1685 - [4], 55, [1] tables ; 16x10 cms., 8 copies, all editions, on World Catalogue, 1659, 1672 and 1685; of the 1685 edition Copac lists four copies in the UK, and one in the US. Wing S3096. The title page and final page are engraved or etched. 15.5x10 cms. Boards, 19th century half calf, front board loose, rear end paper missing, slight damage to title. Damp staining, but a fair copy. Shelton, a puritan given to recording sermons in short hand, produced a much used and reprinted guide to Short-Writing (1626), later retitled Tachygraphy (1639). Shelton short hand systems were used by Samuel Pepys, Thomas Jefferson and Sir Isaac Newton. Such systems may have been used in creating codes (?), and possibly also syllabaries for other languages in the 19th century such as Inuktitut (Inuit/Esquimaux/Eskimo) and Cherokee. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Urbs Aquensis Urbs Regalis Regni Sedes Principalis ...').

      . Kupferstich b. Blondel, 1685, 23,5 x 27,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        REPONSE A L'APOLOGIE POUR LA REFORMATION

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. 1685. 19h+LXIII+550Pag+3h. Piel. 16X10. Rarissimo ejemplar Protestante. Ref 6.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Discurso Iuridico, historico-politico, en defense de la Jurisdiccion Real ilustracion de la provision de veinte de Febrero del año passado de 1684, despachada por el Govierno Superior, y reducida a Ordenanza

      Relieving the Indians from financial burdens imposed by the Clergy in America, printed in Lima. 1685. Lima. In folio. 1 ff. + 146 pp. Later vellum. Generally a very good copy, last ff. with a long repair tear, affecting text, backed on the verso.First Edition. Ostensibly a defence of the clergy, facing an investigation of its compliance with a reform law designed to relieve the Indians of unjust financial burdens placed on them by the clergy. The clergy´s right to unlicensed press is also defended.Maggs "Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, No. 581, only knew of one copy. Official publication written and issued by order of the Viceroy of Peru, Melchor de Navarre y Racafull, the Duque de la Palata who had quarreled with the Archbishop Melchor de Linan y Cisneros. This work is a refutation of the objections made by the Archbishop of Lima with reference to a decree published on the 20th February, 1684, and addressed to the Corregidores in order to put an end to abuses of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. The quarrel even extended to the Duchess de la Palata who was refused admission to the nuns convents in Lima in January, 1684."Sabin, 41987. Maggs, VI, 179 (1927).

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        GA aus der Ferne, im Vordergrund Einzug des Gefolges von Ludwig XIV, rechts die Kutsche der Königin Maria Theresia, "Entree de la Rheine dans Arras, en l'anee 1667 - Reginae in urbem Atrebatum SolemnisIngressus, anno 1667".

      . Kupferstich v. Robert Bonnart n. A. F. van der Meulen, 1685, 51,1 x 95,5. Th./B. Bd. IV, S. 305; Andresen Handb. I, p.157, 2. - Eines der Hauptblätter des Künstlers. - Rechts unt.: R. Bonnart, sculpsit - links : Dessigne sur le Naturel, et peinte pour le Roy tres Chrestien, par F. Vander Meulen - Mitte: Ad Verum delineatus, et pro Rege Christianissimo per F. van der Meulen - rechts: Cum privilegio Regis, 1685. - Wasserzeichen: bekrönter Adler und Schrift ( " Buchstaben " ). - Das Blatt war wohl mehrfach gefaltet und wurde geglättet. - Herrliche Arbeit in einem sehr guten Druck mit winzigem Rändchen, links und rechts auf die Abbildungsgrenze beschnitten. - Sehr selten!

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANÇOIS PREMIER

      - Histoire de François Premier.- Paris, Claude Barbin, 1685; 2 tomos en folio menor (27 x 20 cm) pasta de la época rozada y con faltas en lomos, 1º, 24 hojas incluida portada con viñeta grabada, 593 páginas. 2º, Portada con viñeta grabada, 612 - CIII páginas. Con 14 viñetas grabada y 14 grandes letras capitulares en preliminares y comienzo de cada uno de los 13 líbros . Abarca el periodo de 1515 a 1547. El libro trece hace una comparación con el Emperador Carlos V. Bella impresión con grandes márgenes.

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        History of the Holy War

      The History of the Holy WarMILLS, Tho. The History of the Holy War. Began Anno 1095 by the Christian Princes of Europe Against the Turks, for the Recovery of the Holy Land, and Continued to the Year 1294. In Two Books. To Which is Added, A Particular Account to the Present War, Managed by the Emperour, King of Poland, and Several other Princes against the Turks...Illustrated with Copper-Plates. London: Printed for Tho. Malthus at the Sun in the Poultrey, 1685.First edition. Twelvemo. (Measures 15 x 9 1/5 cm.). [Frontis.]; [12]; 124; 52; 55-87; fold-out plate, 88-90 pp. (Last page mis-printed 91). Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked to style. Illustrated with frontispiece depicting \"the counsell of clremont\" and \"the army of pilgrims\" and4 copper engraved portraits annotated in a neat hand; p.13 is Peter Y. Hermit, First Mover of the Holy War; p.33 is Godfrey D.K. of Bovelion, the First Christian King of Jersulaem; p. 10 from Book II is Richard the 2nd, King of England and Jersulam and p.35 from Book II is Frediky 2nd Emper. of Germany and 1 fold-out plate illustrating \"The Grand Visirs Standard, taken at Vienna.\" Missing page 53-54 from Book II, else a fine copy of a rare book. No copy has come up for auction in the last 40 years and only 3 or 4 copies show up on OCLC.HBS 66897.$1,250

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        Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never before Printed in Folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London Prodigal. The History of Thomas Lord Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan Widow. A Yorkshire Tragedy. The Tragedy of Locrine. The Fourth Edition.

      London Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley 1685 - "Incomparably The Most Important Work In The English Language" The Fourth Folio Edition of 'Shakespeare&#146;s Plays' A Beautiful Tall Copy SHAKESPEAR[E], William. Mr. William Shakespear&#146;s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never before Printed in Folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London Prodigal. The History of Thomas Lord Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan Widow. A Yorkshire Tragedy. The Tragedy of Locrine. The Fourth Edition. London: Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685. The Fourth Folio edition of Shakespeare&#146;s plays, first state of the imprint (without Chiswell&#146;s name). Tall copy. Large folio (14 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; 368 x 233 mm). [12], 96, 99-160, 163-254, 243 [i.3. 253]-272, [1], [1, blank], 328, 303, [3, blank] pp. (page 33 is numbered 23, 107 is numbered 109, 109 is 111, 190 is 186, 191 is 187, 219 is 221, 246 is 234, 253 repeated is 243, and 67 is 76). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout, with ten-line poem by Ben Jonson, entitled "To the Reader," underneath. Woodcut printer&#146;s device on title-page (McKerrow 263). Decorative woodcut initials. A large copy in contemporary full mottled calf, rebacked to style. With spine label, lettered in gilt. Boards stamped in blind. All edges speckled red. With quite generous margins. Small repaired closed tear on leaf F, barely affecting text. Occasional light soiling and a few small stains to title-page. A few tiny holes to leaves G2, affecting one letter and Cccc2 affecting two letters. A light dampstain to bottom outer corner of signature F. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a beautiful copy of this important book. Housed in a custom 19th-century full morocco clamshell. The Fourth Folio was the stateliest of all the folios, being printed on a Royal stock, distinctly larger than the sheets of the Third Folio, which in turn is on a larger sheet than the First and Second. The last edition of Shakespeare&#146;s plays printed in the seventeenth century and the last to be printed before the editorial endeavors of the eighteenth century. First issue, without Richard Chiswell listed in the imprint, as he was listed on the second issue (the third issue lists Herringman alone). For this fourth edition Shakespeare&#146;s text was assigned to three different printers (one of whom has since been identified as Robert Roberts), who typeset their sections simultaneously, thus shortening the time it took to get to market. When the work was finished and the three sections of printed sheets collated, there was a shortage of 17 sheets from the second section (for the full press run), which were hastily reprinted without the characteristic borders around the text. Copies have been found with these second state sheets. In the copy offered here all of the sheets are in the original settings and with the borders. A second anomaly distinguishes this edition: "The copy for this edition was divided among several shops. Some miscalculation apparently occurred so that the equivalent of about one column of additional matter had to be crowded into Sig L [pp. 123/124] which is therefore printed in a much smaller type than the rest of the volume" (Pforzheimer). Although there is no accurate census of the number of folios still extant today, it is believed that copies of each printing number only in the hundreds. Shakespeare&#146;s portrait is in the fourth state, as issued, with verses below (see Blayney, 19). The folios are "incomparably the most important work in the English language" (William A. Jackson). Because of their incalculable impact on the language, thought and literature of our world, they are among the most desirable of all English language books, the prizes of any collection. Bartlett 123A. Greg III, p. 1119. Jaggard, p. 497. Pforzheimer 910. Wing S2915. HBS 67106. $225,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kienberger Grundtbuech. Register Uber dißes Khiienberger Grundtbuech. Khiienberg, Oggoldt, Hengst.

      Ca. 1685-1767.. 115 in deutscher Handschrift beschriebene Blätter und diverse eingefügte Ergänzungsblätter. Mit rotem Lacksiegel auf dem Innendeckel. 31,5 x 20,5 cm, Pergament unter Verwendung eines alten Antiphonar-Manuskriptes, mit 2 Bindebändern.. Grundbuch der Gemeinden Loucovice (deutsch Kienberg) und Oggold (Okoli) aus der Region Okres Cesky Krumlov (Böhmisch Krumau) sowie Hengst. Geordnet nach den Hausbesitzern (Urban Kocher, Nikolaus Viltzen, Philipp Häble, Ambros Zabo, Andrae Habertheur, Jacob Stockinger u.a.) - Einband fleckig, Rücken beschädigt, einige Blätter unten fingerfleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Dokument

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        Histoire de la conquest de la Floride, par les Espagnols, sous Ferdinand de Soto

      1685 - First French edition, and amongst the earliest available, of Soto&#146;s exploration of Southern United States. 1685. Paris. Denys Thierry. In 8vo. 12 ff. + 300. Contemporary French speckled calf, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, red morocco title label lettered; joints renewed, else fine. Title page with minor mainly marginal toning, scattered leaves present minor toning but overall very good. First French edition of the Relacam Verdadeira &#150;first published in 1557, which is known in a single copy. A rare book consisting of the anonymous eyewitness&#146; account of De Soto&#146;s expedition to Florida ad the Southern United States. Furthermore, the work includes the dramatic tale of Juan Ortiz, a member of the Narvaez expedition captured by the Indians and rescued by De Soto. The anonymous Portuguese original is a known in a single copy and is found at the NYPL. This is the first translation into French, made by the 17th century French historian Citri de la Guette, to compete with the later Florida del Ynca of Garcilasso de la Vega (published in Lisbon in 1605), considering this less well-known and historically more accurate &#150;and considering the contemporaneity a consistent argument- relation was due for notoriety. It is the basis and inspiration for the English translation of the following year &#147;A relation of the invasion and conquest of Florida by the Spaniards&#148; (1686). The NUC mistakenly records an edition of 1589 (actually the 1699 reprint by Couterot). &#147;The English translation, the first account in the English language of the settlement of California, is inferior to the French edition being "erroneous as to numbers, distances, and names of places"&#151; Sabin.&#148; (Kenneth Nebenzahl). Sabin, 24864. Bell, H186. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., darunter Erklärungen von 1 - 29, "Die Statt Constantinopel in Türckey".

      . Kupferstich aus Wagner, Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et .. b. Koppmayer, 1685, 19 x 34,8. Seltene und dek. Gesamtansicht.

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        Prospectus Oppidi de Dryburgh - The Prospect of the Town of Dryburgh.

      Printed & sold by Tho: Bakewell, next the Horn Tavern in Fleetstreet, o. J. (ev. um 1685).. kolorierter Orig.-Kupferstich. Format der Abbildung ca. 23x41 cm, hinter geschnittenem Passepartout und gerahmtem Glas, Rahmengröße ca. 44,5x58 cm.. Goldbemalter Rahmen, wohl neueren Datums, allerdings recht hübsch auf alt gemacht. Mit einer Nummer am rechten unteren Eck: Nr. 32. Mit englischsprachiger gedruckter Dedication an den Charles Earl of Tankerville am oberen Bildrand. Dekorativ! Blick über den Fluß auf das Dryburgh Abbey House. Leichter gebräunt, leichtere Abreibungen, verso an den Ecken mit Tesafilm auf den Passepartout geklebt, dadurch an den äusseren Rändern etwas gebräunt, scheint aber nicht auf die Vorderseite durch! Knickspur mittig. insg. schön erhalten. Aus: Theatrum Scotiae von John Slezer, erstmals 1693 gedruckt bei John Jamieson.

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        Q Curtius Rufus De Rebus Alexandri Magni, cum commentario perpetuo & indice absolutissimo Samuelis Pitisci...

      Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Apud Franciscum Halma, academ. typog. ordinarium, 1685. [44], 94, [2], 847, [257] p., 10 folding plates (1 map); 20.5 cm. Added title-p., engraved. This copy has the bookplate of George Chetwynd (1783-1850) of Brocton Hall; the original full leather binding with new spine has an even earlier Chetwynd arms front & rear. Very Good; spine repair emphasized saving original rather than aesthetics. Stock#OB1025.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius -Waesberge u. M. Pitt, "Ducatus Slesvicensis australis pars".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1685, 43 x 52,5. Die Karte mit zwei kleinen fig. Kartuschen und Gradnetz. Der Südteil des Herzogtums Schleswig zwischen Apenrade und der Eider mit den Nordfriesischen Inseln.

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        The Lives of the Popes from the Time of Our Savoiur Jesus Christ to the Reign of Sixtus IV

      London: Christopher Wilkinson , 1685. Collation, [30]416+394+[18]pp, engraved portrait frontispiece. Book measures 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.Bound in full calf. Recently rebacked, retaining the original period boards. Boards refurbished. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, early signature on top margin of title page, some persistant but very light browing to extreme edge of margins. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice well bound copy. A20. First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Veuë de la Ville, et du port de Calais, du costé de la terre

      distribuë par l'Auteur, en l'Hostel des Manufactures des Gobelins, et en la rue St.Jacques, Paris 1685 - A fine view of the fortified town of Calais and its environs, recalling king Louis XIV's gradual acquisition of territory on the Channel coast from 1667 onwards. This excellent panorama shows Calais as seen from the landward side looking across to the ramparts of the fortifications surrounding the town, to the roofs of the town itself and then beyond to the sea. In the fore and mid-ground the French army of King Louis XIV moves forward towards the town, this scene enlivened by Van der Meulen's portrayal of the stormy conditions: hats blow off, cloaks are wrapped around peoples' heads, foot soldiers lean into the wind. This sort of detail supports the statement in the imprint that the present scene was painted from life by Van der Meulen. Adam Frans Van der Meulen was a landscape and genre painter, who specialized in battle scenes, and his early works, i.e. those from the years before he left for Paris (the earliest dated work is from 1653) are mainly cavalry skirmishes in the manner of his teacher Pieter Snayer. After he moved to Paris, the character of his work changed and became more ceremonial. He now specialized in large topographical views and military scenes and in royal journeys, processions and receptions. His most important task was to accompany the king on his many campaigns during the wars of conquest waged in the 1660s and 1670s against, inter alia the Spanish Netherlands, and as Peintre de conquêtes du roi officially to portray the memorable sieges, battles and conquests of le Roi Soleil in large-scale canvases or cartoons which were later transformed into tapestries. Van der Meulen was born in Brussels, where he was baptised in 1632. In 1646 he was apprenticed to the battle painter Pieter Snayers. In 1651 he became a master in the Guild of St Luke in Brussels but by 1663 he had moved to Paris, where he joined a group of Netherlandish artists associated with the French painter Charles Le Brun (1619-90), who not only was Premier peintre du roi , but also (from 1663) director of the Parisian tapestry manufactory Manufacture royale des Gobelins . Van der Meulen quickly became a protégé of Le Brun, and on his recommendation Van der Meulen was appointed court painter to Louis XIV on 1 April 1664 and at the same time became Le Brun's collaborator in the tapestry manufactory. In 1673 he was accepted as a member of the Académie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture without any obligation to submit a morceau de réception ; in 1681 he became conseiller and in 1686 premier conseiller . He died as a highly esteemed artist in the Hôtel des Gobelins 15 October 1690. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by A.F. Baudouin with the figures by R. Bonnart, after Van der Meulen. Titled in French and Latin.

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        Monumenta Omnia Mathematica, quae extant

      ...ex traditione...Francici Maurolici. Woodcut printer&#39;s device on title, numerous woodcut illus. in the text, & a woodcut vignette on verso of final leaf. 4 p.l., 296 pp. Folio, cont. English panelled calf (joints very carefully repaired, first leaf & final leaf with some light browning around edges), spine richly gilt. Palermo: C. Hesperi, 1685. First edition of Maurolico&#39;s important edition of Archimedes&#39; works, based upon an earlier partial edition by Borelli (Messina: 1670-72), which was almost completely lost. Maurolico&#39;s edition was largely prepared in 1534 and 1547-50 and remained in manuscript for many years after his death. Maurolico&#39;s "method of redaction is suggested in the preface. After enumerating and summarising Archimedes&#39; works, Maurolico states that he has tried to make the works more easily intelligible by adding many lemmas, by demonstrating many things omitted by Archimedes, and by treating of the centres of gravity of solids...Maurolico does not hesitate to re-arrange Archimedes&#39; master work, the De Sphaera et Cylindro, often substituting what he claims to be a better proof or enunciation for that of the original...It is, however, in the De Aequeponderantibus that Maurolico makes his most drastic re-arrangement of the Archimedean material and also his most important contributions to mathematics... "Maurolico organises the treatise (which he calls De Momentis Aequalibus) and his own additions into four books. The first deals with general principles relating to centres of gravity and equilibrium. The following three books concern the determination of centres of gravity in plane figures; paraboloids; and spheres, pyramids, prisms, conoids and other solids. Although Archimedes had apparently known how to find the centres of gravity in various solids, none of his proofs was extant in the sixteenth century. Maurolico sought to remedy this deficiency by applying the Archimedean method of moments to the problem. This he did with considerable success... "Although the long delay in publishing the Maurolico Archimedes precluded its entry to the mainstream of mathematical development, the importance of its author&#39;s studies was acknowledged by Federico Commandino."-Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 167. A really nice copy. Two faintly bleached out library stamps in blank portions of title. Two bookplates removed. &#10087; Riccardi, I, 43-44-(with a list of the contents). .

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        Das große Dorffest (De Kermis).

      . Radierung, 1685, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: V A C. 26,3:34,1 cm. Provenienz: Aus einer Berliner Sammlung, erworben 1917. Literatur: Bartsch 16; Weigel und Wurzbach 16, II; Hollstein 16, III. - Mit dem Namenszug und Datum in der Platte. - Guter Abdruck von Dusarts graphischem Hauptblatt mit Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie.. "Seine Radierungen, die ungefähr dieselben Gegenstände wie seine Gemälde behandeln und zum größten Teil 1685 (einige 1695) datiert sind, werden infolge ihrer selbständigen Technik recht geschätzt. Insbesondere wird die Art, wie Dusart zarte Übergänge von den tiefsten Schatten zu den hellen Lichtflächen schafft, gerühmt." (Vgl. Thieme-Becker X, S. 224).,

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        Romanorum Fontinalia Sive Nitidissimorum Perenniumque, Intra & Extra, Urben Roman.

      Froberger for Sandrart, Nuremburg 1685 - Folio, early calf, worn and rubbed but sound. Minor worming. Plates fresh with strong impressions of the plates. Complete with 42 engraved plates of spectacular baroque Roman fountains whose style derived from the architecture of imperial antiquity. All but two of the plates are copies of etchings designed and engraved by Falda for "Le Fontane di Roma" of 1675. The fountains are linked to the urban spectacle of surrounding buildings and influenced by theatrical stage design. They include those in St. Peter's Square and at the papal palaces and the Pantheon; in the Piazzas Capitoline, Navona, de Popolo and di Spagna; in front of the Palaces Aldobrandini, Colonna and Farnese; and the Moses fountain (Fontana dell'Aqua Felice). Millard, Italian Books, 36: ". the most sophisticaed and elaborate collection of plates ever engraved on the subject." Berlin Catalogue, 3604 (this edition). Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE INSECTIS IN METHODUM REDACTUS, CUM NOTULARUM ADDITIONE, with HISTORIAM ANIMALIUM ANGLIA.

      London, Excudebat R.E. sumptibus S. Smith, ad Insignia Principis in Coemeterio D. Pauli, 1685.LATIN EDITION EDITED by M. LISTER with his ADDED APPENDIX, 1685. Ex Library copy from the Birmingham Medical Institute. Small 8vo, approximately 185 x 120 mm, 7¼ x 4½ inches, 21 engraved plates, 14 to the first part and 7 in the Appendix, separate title page and pagination to Appendix, pages: [7], [1,blank], 1 - 356, [4], 1 - 45, [1] verso of page 45 blank, bound in plain vellum, no title to spine, gilt library stamp to foot of spine. Binding slightly dusty and stained, pale library stamps to title page and plates, a few plates have 2 pale library stamps, a few plates and text page just affected by pale stain to lower corners, a few margins a little dusty, 1 new free endpaper on old paper to match, 2 top margins trimmed off but no loss to images, 1 outer margin trimmed, no loss of image, library book - plate on first pastedown, overall a very good copy. Martin Lister edited this edition for the Royal Society, and supplied the appendix on marine life. Martin Lister (1639?1712) was a prominent Fellow of the Royal Society who was made an honorary MD in 1684. In later in life he moved to London, where he acted as Vice - President of the Royal Society and also as Censor of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1697?78 he travelled abroad, and finally retired to Epsom, where he continued to transact voluminous correspondence. Lister was one of the most high - profile and well - connected naturalists of the age. His letters thus provide a unique window onto early enlightenment cultures of medicine and natural philosophy throughout Britain and continental Europe. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 8, page 416. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A DUKE AND NO DUKE and A FOOL'S PREFERMENT. Two 17th century plays bound together.

      London, printed for Henry Bonwicke, at the Red Lyon in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1685.A DUKE AND NO DUKE: FIRST EDITION 1685, subtitle: A Farce. As it is acted by Their Majesties Servants.... With the several Songs set to Music, with thorow Basses for the Theorbo, or Basse Viol. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 145, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, pages: (8), 1 - 51 (1), prelims consist of dedication to Sr. George Hewyt, Preface, Prologue written by a friend of the Authors and the cast list. Bound in half green calf over dark blue boards, gilt dividing lines, gilt rules and gilt lettering for both titles to spine. Pages age - browned, 5 mm (¼") hole in title page partially affecting 2 letters in subtitle, now neatly repaired and hardly noticeable, slight binding crease across title page, no loss, very short closed edge tear to fore - edge, a few pages trimmed at top just shaving a couple of running titles, 1 or 2 dark spots, not obscuring text, a good copy. Binding slightly worn, small neat repairs to head and tail of spine, boards slightly rubbed, spine gilt slightly worn, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, play titles written in ink on front endpaper. Nahum Tate (1652 ? 1715) was an Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist, who became England's poet laureate in 1692. Tate's farce Duke and no Duke (first printed 1685, but acted earlier at the Theatre Royal) imitated Sir Aston Cockayne's Trappolin suppos'd a Prince. Bound with: A FOOL'S PREFERMENT, or, the Three Dukes of Dunstable. A Comedy. As it was Acted at the Queens Theatre in Dorset - Garden, by Their Majesties Servants. Written by Mr. D'urfey. Together, with all the Songs and Notes to 'em, Excellently Compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell, 1688. Printed for Jos. Knight, and Fra. Saunders at the Blue Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange in the Strand, 1688. FIRST EDITION, pages: (8), 1 - 56, 65 - 85, (3), 16, jump in pagination present in all copies, prelims consist of title page, dedication to Lord Morpeth, cast list and prologue, page 85 is followed by 2 page Epilogue, 1 page list of plays by Beaumont and Fletcher printed by Henry Herringman, last 16 numbered pages consist of the New Songs sung in The Fool's Preferment with its own title page (Printed by E. Jones, for Jos. Knight and Fran. Saunders, ... 1688). Pages lightly age browned, some upper margins trimmed, not affecting running titles, brief ink note across title page to songs, a very good copy. Henry Purcell's name is printed at the end of 6 of the 8 songs. This play was originally written by Beaumont and Fletcher or possibly Fletcher alone with the title The Noble Gentleman. Like the majority of the plays in Fletcher's canon, The Noble Gentleman was both revived and adapted into new forms during the Restoration era. Thomas D'Urfey's adaptation, called A Fool's Preferment, was licensed on 31 May 1688. Pforzheimer Volume I, 344; Huth Catalogue, Volume II, 2570. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LE NOUVEAU RECUEIL DE CURIOSITEZ RARES & NOUVELLES des plus admirables effets de la Nature & de l'Art. Compose de quantite de beaux Secrets gallans & autres: dont quelques - uns ont ete tirez du Cabinet de feu Monsieur le Marquis de l'Hopital.

      Leiden (suivant la copie de Paris), Pierre van der Aa, 1685.Ouvrage tres utile & necessaire a toutes sortes de personnes, pour la conservation de leur vie. Experimentez & composez par le Sieur d'Emery. SECOND EDITION, 1685, printed in Holland, (first was 1684), much enlarged, revised and corrected, in 2 parts, the second part with its own title page, French text, 12mo, approximately 140 x 80 mm, 5½ x 3 inches, engraved additional pictorial title page divided into compartments showing a kitchen, gardening, an artist's studio, and the laboratory of an alchemist, plus 8 engraved plates by A. Schoonebeek, pages: [8], 398, [40]; 441 - 648, [16], bound in full antique leather, 4 raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title to spine, all edges speckled red. Covers slightly worn with surface crazing, slight wear to corners, spine rubbed with some loss to gilt decoration, leather on raised bands just slightly chipped, hinges just starting to crack at top and bottom, small bookplate on front pastedown, small piece torn from 1 lower margin, white line to 1 plate (printing flaw), contents very clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy . First published in Paris in 1674 with the title "Recueil de curiositez rares et nouvelles..." also as a 12mo but with only 394 pages, it is attributed by most libraries and reference books to French apothecary and physician Nicolas Lemery (1645 - 1715) but by some to Antoine Joseph Emery. It covers a great range of "secrets" including cooking recipes and the conservation of meat and fish, fruit, flowers, wine and vinegar, recipes for cosmetics and perfumes, for the preservation of health and treatment of ailments and diseases, hints on household matters, gardening, hunting and fishing, instructions for painting and gilding wood, pottery and furniture, for casting in plaster or bronze, for counterfeiting marble, plus a small section on fireworks with an illustration. See Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 144 (Nicolas d'Emery); Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, 327; Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica Volume II, page 22; Ferguson, Book of Secrets, Part II, page 57 (Louis Lemery); Duveen, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume II, page 22; Wellcome Library, Volume II, page 522 (A. J. Emery). The bookplate was that of Arthur Benomi Evans (1781 - 1854) a writer, poet, composer, musician and linguist. He was appointed professor of classics and history to the Royal Military College in 1805. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Romanorum Fontinalia Sive Nitidissimorum Perenniumque, Intra & Extra, Urben Roman

      Nuremburg: Froberger for Sandrart, 1685. Folio, early calf, worn and rubbed but sound. Minor worming. Plates fresh with strong impressions of the plates. Complete with 42 engraved plates of spectacular baroque Roman fountains whose style derived from the architecture of imperial antiquity. All but two of the plates are copies of etchings designed and engraved by Falda for "Le Fontane di Roma" of 1675. The fountains are linked to the urban spectacle of surrounding buildings and influenced by theatrical stage design. They include those in St. Peter&#39;s Square and at the papal palaces and the Pantheon; in the Piazzas Capitoline, Navona, de Popolo and di Spagna; in front of the Palaces Aldobrandini, Colonna and Farnese; and the Moses fountain (Fontana dell&#39;Aqua Felice). Millard, Italian Books, 36: "... the most sophisticaed and elaborate collection of plates ever engraved on the subject." Berlin Catalogue, 3604 (this edition).. Early Calf. Very Good. Folio.

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        Mastrich. Ville du Duché de Brabant fameuse par les longs Siéges qu'elle à autrefois soûtenus, l'un contre le Duc de Parme, l'autre contre le Prince d'Orange Frederic Henry.

      1685 - c.1685. 430 x 330mm. Original print of the Siege of Maastricht by the French army of King Louis XIV in 1673, part of the Franco-Dutch War (1672-8). After capuring the city the French held it under 1678. Above the scene is a map of the defences of the city within a cartouche of military trophies. Frenchman Daniel Marot (1661-1752) was an architect and furniture designer as well as an engraver. It is likely that he engraved this homage to Louis XIV before 1685, because in that year the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes caused him to join the Hugenot exodus from France. He entered the service of the Stadtholder, William of Orange, and accompanied him to England when he became King William III of England. Marot is now best known for his designing work for William and Mary at Hampton Court in the 1690s.

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        Neurographia universalis

      Lyon: Jean Certe, 1685. Lyon: Jean Certe, 1685. <p>Vieussens, Raymond (1641-1715). Neurographia universalis. Hoc est, omnium corporis humani nervorum, simul & cerebri, medullaeque spinalis descriptio anatomica . . . Editio nova. Folio. [16], 252pp., errata leaf. Lacks engraved portrait of the author, as often. Engraved arms of dedicatee cardinal&#39;s coat of arms, 22 engraved plates (14 large folding and 2 extra-large folding), 8 text engravings, by Beaudeau after drawings by the author. Lyons: Jean Certe, 1685. 345 225 mm. Speckled vellum c. 1685, a little warped. Lightly browned, a few tears in folding plates neatly repaired, edges of 1 or 2 plates a little frayed, occasional staining. Very good copy.</p>& <p>First Edition, second issue, dated "1685" on the title, but otherwise identical to the first issue of 1684. All copies, of whatever issue, read "editio nova" on the title-page, even though they are of the first edition. See G-M 1379.</p><p>Vieussens&#39;s treatise, the result of ten years&#39; study and the dissection of 500 cadavers, is the best illustrated neurological monograph of the 17th century. The magnificent copperplates, the largest of which extend to 1090 580 mm., are among the most aesthetically appealing of all depictions of the greater nervous system.</p><p>"Vieussens is credited with the first description of the pyramids, the inferior olive, the centrum ovale and the semilunar ganglion. He also went into great detail describing the peripheral nerves. Following the general method of Varolius, he made some of the Wrst successful attempts to tease out the internal structures of the brain, demonstrating the continuity of the corona radiata, the internal capsule, the cerebral peduncle, and the pyramidal fasciculi of the pons and medulla oblongata. Vieussens called the basal ganglia &#39;anterior and posterior cerebral ganglia,&#39; and erroneously concluded that the anterior medullary velum (major cerebral valve or valve of Vieussens) effectively closed the upper end of the fourth ventricule" (McHenry, Garrison&#39;s Hist. Neur., pp. 60-64, illustrating title). Osler 4171. Cushing V-135. Waller 9961 (with title & portrait in facsimile). 38963</p>

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        CORONA REAL DEL PIRINEO ESTABLECIDA, Y DISPUTADA(TOMO PRIMERO)

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Zaragoza. 1685. 31X21. 861 p., 1 hoja de erratas y 16 h., de indices. La portada con orla tipografica, al final del texto lleva un escudo xilografico coronado del Reino de Aragon con orla tipografica. Primer volumen(son dos). Esta obra forma parte de los continuadores de Zurita y sus Anales de Aragon. La Ripa fue un monje benedictino prior del monasterio de San Juan de la Pena y cronista de Aragon. Bella Obra. Ref 5.6 Biblioteca A.

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        IL GOFFREDO OVERO GIERUSALEMME LIBERATA POEMA HEROICO DEL SIGNOR TORQUATO TASSO CON L' ALLEGORIA DELL' ISTESSO; ET CON GLI ARGOMENTI DEL SIGNOR HORATIO ARIOSTI. AGGIUNTIVI DI NUOVO I CINQUE CANTI DI CAMILLO CAMILLI

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Bassano. Antonio Remondini. 1685. Pergamino a la romana. 10x5. 3h+672Pag+20 bellos grabados. La Obra contiene el cinque canti de Camillo Camilli. Magnifica Obra. Ref 9.8 Biblioteca A

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        De Noordsche weereld; vertoond in twee nieuwe, aenmercklijcke, derwaerts gedaene reysen: d'eene van Martiniere, door Noorwegen, Lapland, Boranday, Siberien, Samojessie, Ys-land, Groenland en Nova-Zembla. D'andere van de Hamburger Frederick Martens, verright nae Spitsbergen, of Groenland, in't jaer 1671. Vertaeld, en doorgaens met toe-doeningen verrijckt door S. de Vries.

      Amsterdam, Aert Dircksz. Ooszaen, 1685.4to. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece by Jan Luyken, engraved map and 20 engraved plates (6 folding) by C. Decker & J. Harrewijn. (12),334,(17) pp.* First Dutch edition. - Two very interesting arctic voyages, the first was made by the French physician and traveller Pierre-Martin de la Martinière (1634-1690). First published in Paris in 1671. It was the first account written by a Frenchman about those northern countries. The second voyage was made by the German Friedrich Martens, first published in Hamburg in 1675. Both books are important for the history of whaling and they have extensive notes by the editor, Simon de Vries, a schoolmaster from Utrecht. - A superb copy of a scarce book, with fine engraved plates. Tiele 1186; not in Cat. NHSM; Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 101; Sabin 38712; European-Americana IV, 685/98.

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