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        Jurisprudentia ecclesiastica seu consistorialis Rerum & Quaestionum. Libr. III. Quorum I. Materiae de juribus Episcopalibus.II. Causis matrimonialibus. III. Judicio & foro ecclesiastico, Poenis ac coercitione Clericorum &c. pertractatae visuntur.

      Georg Heinrich Frommann (J. T. R. Erben), Leipzig 1685 - Folio (32 x 20 cm). Mit 1 Titelkupfer u. 2 gest. Stammbäumen. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 21 Bl., 253, 884 (recte: 882) S., 64 Bl., 100 S., 4 Bl. meist zweispaltig gedruckt. Pgt. d. Zeit m. hs. Rückentitel. Farbschnitt. Zuerst 1649 erschienene Rechtschrift vor allem zum Eherecht von Benedikt Carpzov (1595-1666). "Im protestantischen Kirchenrecht, wo er erstmalig eine ausführliche systematische Darstellung schuf [dieser Titel], widmete er sich nicht nur den großen Prinzipienfragen (er war Hauptvertreter des Episkopalsystems), sondern förderte auch die Einzellehren durch Auswertung der konsistorialen Rechtsprechung und durch Berücksichtigung der speziell protestantischen Rechtsquellen." (NDB 3, 156f.). - Einband fleckig. Titelkupfer etw. knapp beschnitten, im Rande etw. stockfleckig. Schöner, wohlerhaltener Band. gr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Defensio Fidei Nicaenae

      Oxonii - Theatro Sheldoniano, 1685 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of George Bulls's treatise in defence of the ante-Nicene church fathers. George Bull (16341710) was an English theologian and Bishop of St David's. He was born, 25 March 1634, in the parish of St. Cuthbert, Wells, and educated in the grammar school at Wells, and then at Blundell's School in Tiverton under Samuel Butler. Before he was fourteen years old he went into residence at Exeter College, Oxford, where he became a friend of Thomas Clifford. In 1649, his tutor Baldwin Ackland refused to take the engagement, and together they left the university and settled at North Cadbury in Somerset. He wrote four major theological treatises in Latin, one on justification and three on the Trinity. Bull wrote the Defensio fidei Nicenae in 1680 to defend himself against the charge of Socinianism. Though three publishers refused to publish the work, William Jane, regius professor of divinity at Oxford, convinced Bishop Fell to intervene and have it published in 1685. Despite the delay in publication, it received the endorsement of Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, the Gallican bishop of Meaux, and the acclamation of his English colleagues, making the work the standard defence of Nicene orthodoxy. With bookplate to front pastedown of one Thomas N. Parker, and an attractively engraved title page. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, rather worn with repairs to leather at corners. Joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean but with the occasional spot and mark. Overall: GOOD.

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        Variarum Observationum Liber.

      Londres, Robert Scott, 1685. - in-4. 4ff. (le premier blanc). 397pp. 1f. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Première Edition Collective, en partie originale, de ce recueil de textes du savant hollandais Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), publié en Angleterre où il s'était fixé depuis 1670. Certains de ces textes concernent la Chine, l'Inde ou la Japon. D'autres traitent de sujets scientifiques. On trouve dans ce volume entre autres les mémoires suivants: "De Artibus et Scienciis Sinarum", "De origine et progressu Pulveris bellicis apud Europeos", "De Triremium et Liburnicarum Constructione", "De Emmendatione Longitudinum", "De Patefacienda per septentrionem ad Japonenses et Indos Navigatione", "De Apparentibus in Luna Circulis", etc. Le dernier ouvrage (pp. 208 à la fin) est son célèbre "De Sibyllinis aliisque quae Christi Natale praecessere Oraculis", ouvrage qui fut mis à l'Index et dont Caillet, III, 707, dit: "Ouvrage très recherché. écrit ingénieux et fort singulier". Figures gravées sur bois dans le texte. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        The Court-Keeper's Guide For the Keeping of Courts Leet and Courts Baron. . .Seventh Edition

      Printed by the assigns of Rich. Atkins, and Edw. Atkins [etc.] London 1685 - Contemporary calf, rebacked, the spine laid down; quite sound

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Süsse Gottes-Gedancken. Das ist: Wie ein wahrer Christ den grossen und heiligen Gott nach seiner Natur, Wesen und Eigenschaften betrachten soll. Mit beygefügtem Register, und erbaulichen Kupffer-Figuren

      Nürnberg, Riegel 1685. 17 cm. (24, einschl. einschl. 2 Frontispizes und Kupfertitel, 794, (22) Seiten mit Titelvignette, 1 Frontsipiz, 1 Frontispiz-Porträt (Verfasser) von Johann Jakob Schollenberger und 27 Kupfertafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentitel - ADB XI, 315 (vgl.) - Bircher B 3903 - VD17 23:281839Y - Heiler (1645 - 1707), protestantischer Theologe und pommerscher Chronist, war 1682 - 1687 Hauptpastor an St. Johannis in Lüneburg, danach Superintendent für Hinterpommern und Cammin. Dieses Werk ist Dorothea Sophia, Herzogin zu Schleswig-Holstein-Stormarn gewidmet. Jede der allegorischen Tafeln mit einem zweizeiligen Bibelzitat -

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        A True Account and Declaration of the Horrid Conspiracy

      London: Thomas Newton, 1685 Book. Good. Full-Leather. Presume 1st. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Balance of title and printing information, "Against the Late King, His Present Majesty, and the Government, As It was order'd to be Published by His Late Majesty. In The Savoy: Printed By Thomas Newcomb, one of his majesties Printers-1685." It seems reasonable to assert it as the first appearance of this much reprinted work and we do so for the following reasons. The collector's notes, which I have never caught wrong, with the rare exception of times passage causing reattribution, asserts in his penciled notes on the books first endsheet, verso, as follows, "By Thos. Sprat. Bp. of Rochester- S5065- First Edition-Large Paper copy in contemporary Morocco." Additionally the later printings seem to be done in a slightly smaller format. These boards measure 14 1/4 x 9 5/8", and the text 13 3/4 x 9 1/8", all edges gilt. Collation is folio as are the later printings. A superb old thing, I'll try to give a thorough listing of assets, flaws and structure. The spine is an attractive 6 ribbed affair, with abbreviated title between 2nd and 3rd down, the other tween rib squares are lavishly tooled and gilt worked. The boards have gilt edge lines and square floral cornered embellishments closer to their centers. The inside edges of the boards have a thin gilt-stamped tracery. The exterior hinges seem sturdy if beginning to age with ultra fine cracking. No leather restorers have been used (lanolins/waxes) on archivist advice. Spine not notably chipped, though bottom extremity has some color abrasion. Board tips have abrasion(esp. . bottom) and bumping, but not heavily shaped to text. Above the previously mentioned collector notes (verso 1st endsheet) appears the following inked inscription in dark rust, "Press B Shelf B No 2" I see no other marks as such. Xlibrary? seems unlikely. Perhaps a copy that stayed on the printers shelf for some reason? Interior, marbled PDs and endsheet verso blank (this 2nd gutter seems a bit rough and quite gappy) 2nd endsheet, title page with large label laid verso (lion over 10 dots in 1/2 diamond pattern) next 2 leaves are statements to James II from Sunderland, verso 2nd blank. Text commences page 1 to 167, verso blank. Next page is title page of 'Copies' section verso blank, then 1 thru 141. A gatefold map is in place between pages 134-135, and while showing its age has near perfect folding and minimal wear. The finishing at the back is similar to the front, small pencil note endsheet. The last marbled endsheet and PD have odd abrasioned look at gutter and the pastedown has a very darkened area, forward top to bottom. The text is handsome and unusually clean and clear, very little foxing, if having the customary age issues (smudge, mild pattern darkening) in small degree. It is now stored airtight. Standard domestic shipping at our customary one book price. We furnish insurance and delivery confirmation on all items over $75.00 at our expense. Overseas shipping by arrangement..

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        De origine fontium, tentamen philosophicum in praelectione habita coram Societate Philosophica nuper Oxonii instituta ad scientiam naturalem promovendam / per Rob. Plot, L.L.D., custodiae Musaei Ashmoleani Oxoniae praepositum et Regiae Societatis Londini secretarium

      Oxonii [Oxford]: E Theatro Sheldoniano, prostant apud Hen. Clements bibliopolam Oxoniensem, M.DC.LXXXV [1685]. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. Small 8vo: [20],187,[1]pp, with copper-engraved allegorical frontispiece. Contemporary Cambridge-style calf paneled in gilt, spine in five compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. On the front paste down appear the engraved armorial bookplate of "Colonel Cooper,' with the motto Vincit amor patrle (“The love of country conquers” ) `and the shelf label of Markree Library. An excellent example, label chipped, else a beautifully printed, clean, copy in handsome period binding. Wing / P2583. Lowndes 1886. ESTC Citation No. R36682. & First (and only) Edition. In the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, two competing theories were put forth to account for the source of all of the water in the oceans and rivers of the world. In his Discourse admirables of 1580, the French Huguenot Bernard Palissy maintained that rainfall alone is the sole source of that vast flood, falling on mountains then flowing through cracks in the ground until, diverted by some obstruction, it bubbles to the surface as springs, flowing ultimately into rivers and then oceans. Almost 100 years later, in 1664, following the suggestion of Descartes, the Jesuit philosopher Athanasius Kircherin, in his Mundus subterraneus (“Subterranean World”), posited the idea of a great subterranean sea supplying water to the oceans through the action of tides pumping sea water through hidden channels to points of outlet at springs. Palissy had earlier dismissed that idea, since, for it to be true, sea level would have to be higher than mountaintops—an impossibility. But writing in 1685, Plot proposed that the pressure of air could force water up the insides of mountains through underground channels, a conclusion he published as De origine fontium, in a Latin translation by Christopher Wase, and then the following year, in English, in his Natural History of Staffordshire. (The great debate was finally settled at the close of the century when "Pierre Perrault and Edmé Mariotte conducted hydrologic investigations in the basin of the Seine, establishing that local annual precipitation was more than ample to account for the annual runoff." [Britannica]) Markree Castle (in which the library presumably was), in Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland, is the ancestral seat of the Cooper family. In 1830, Col. Edward Joshua Cooper MP (1798-1863) set up Markree Observatory in the castle grounds, and for a number of years Cooper’s telescope was the largest in the world. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. "T René Descartes supposed that the sea water diffused through subterranean channels into large caverns below the tops of mountains. To explain the rise of subterranean water beneath mountains, the chemist Robert Plot appealed to the pressure of air, which forces water up the insides of mountains.

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        A New Map of New England, New York, New Iarsey.

      1685 - A New Map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia. By Philip Lea at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheap-side, London [c. 1685]. Third state. 21 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. Historical BackgroundA highly important map of the English Colonies in North America, including the earliest printed plan of New York Harbor. The present example is the third state of the map, bearing the imprint "By Philip Lea at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheap-side" in place of Thornton, Morden, and Lee's imprint, a distinguishing feature of the second state. No examples of the first state, lacking the New York inset, survive. Two later states also appeared. Thornton, Morden, and Lea's map is the first obtainable state of the finest general map of England's American colonies. It is also one of the earliest to include Augustine Herrman's cartography for Virginia and Maryland, as well as one of the earliest depictions of the Pennsylvania colony (est. 1681), the first printed chart of New York Harbor, and significant additions to the cartography of New England.According to Pritchard and Taliaferro, the map was issued as part of a 4-sheet wall map, but its publishers, three of London's leading map publishers, limited their fiscal risk by placing all English colonies except Carolina on one sheet and giving it a separate title that would be trimmed off or pasted over when the sheet was used as part of the wall map. The map shows the English colonies from Cape Ann in Massachusetts to Cape Henry at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, extends as far north as the tributaries of the Hudson, in the southwest it shows the Delaware and Susquehannah Rivers and as far west as the tributaries of the Potomac and Rappahannock.The geography of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are derived from the Thornton-Greene Mapp of Virginia Mary=land, New Jarsey, New=York, & New England (ca. 1678), which is, in turn, based largely on Augustine Herrman's Virginia and Maryland (1673).The Thornton, Morden, and Lea map departs from its precursors by showing the new colony of Pennsylvania, adjusting the course of the Delaware River, and adding place names. In New York and New England, Thornton, Morden, and Lea rely on earlier examples, notably John Seller's Mapp of New England (1676) but add Long Island's barrier beaches as well as numerous place names along the Connecticut coast and on Cape Cod. Also, the boundaries between Massachusetts, Plymouth and Connecticut colonies are drawn, and several roads are shown.The inset of New York Harbor is also significant as the first separate printed chart of the area. Based on a 1683 survey conducted by Philip Wells for William Penn and the other proprietors of West New Jersey, the New York Harbor chart is far more accurate than earlier work, clearly showing the shoals that limited shipping to a single deep-water channel around Sandy Hook and into harbor. ReferencesAugustyn & Cohen, Manhattan in Maps, pp. 48-49; Burden, Mapping of North America, #616; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, p. 31, fig. 18 (detail); McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, entries 680.4 and 685.3; Pritchard & Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude, pp. 362-363.ConditionCenterfold and right edge with expert paper restoration intermittently along their entire length. The map laid down on linen. Some darkening along fold in lower right quadrant, old stain at right side, and some bleed-through from ink inscription on verso.

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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. Bound in full calf. Professionally rebacked retaining the original panelled period boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label, gilt ruled lines to boards.Boards rubbed on edges with some wear loss on corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, 2 pages with margin loss, not affecting text. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a very attractive full calf binding.A65 . First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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      1685. BELLINI, Lorenzo. DE URINIS ET PULSIBUS, de Missione Sanguinis, de Febribus, de Morbis Capitis et Pectoris. Opus Laurentii Bellini, dicatum Francisco Redi, cum Praefatione Johannis Bohnii. [On Urine and the Pulse, on bleeding, on fevers, and on diseases of the chest and the head]. Frankfurt and Leipzig: Printed for Johannes Grossius by Christian Scholvinus, 1685. Second edition. (This same edition was also published in 1698.) Includes a preface by Johannes Bohn, a prominent Leipzig physician specializing in forensic medicine and blood circulation. Small quarto. [xxxii], 688, [32] pp. Ex library with marks, etc., in a cloth library binding. Dampstain to corners throughout; rodent nibbled fore edges of last 30 pp. affecting first letters of some print; writing on title page. Bellini, professor of anatomy and medicine at Pisa, was one of the "Italian founders of iatromechanics," the systematic study of blood circulation using mathematics and physics, and its application to medicine. (Jeremy Norman). He became a professor early in life due to his discovery of ducts in the kidney, and later was physician to Cosimo de Medici and Pope Clement XI. A scarce edition. (Wellcome II, p. 140; Walleriana lists the 1698 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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        HISTORIA delle attioni de' Re dell' Ungaria

      Leonardo Pittoni 1685 Incominciassi dall'anno trecento settantaotto dopo Christo nato, seguendo infino all'impero del sempre Augusto, & invitto Leopoldo d'Austria il Pio. vi si legge gran numero di Considerationi Politiche, et Militari sopra le Attioni de' detti Rè, et anco si hà una sincera notitia delle Guerre Correnti. SPONCIR OTTONE - Venetia, Leonardo Pittoni, 1685. In-8°, pegamena coeva (dorso allentato). (24), 166, (2) pp. Esemplare corto di margine privo delle tavole. Opera rarissima. Apponji, Hungarica, II, pp. 232-33.

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        L’Atlas des temps, divise’ en quatre livres, la periode de Louis le Grand, la nouvelle methode chronologique, la chronologie sacree de l’ancien Testament, & la chronologie nouvelle des annees de Grace…

      Amiens & se Vend, a Paris: Jacques et Nicolas Le Gras et Antoine Dezallier, 1685. Hardcover. Large Folio. Second Edition augmented. pp. [24], 708, 17, [1]. With moveable paper volvelle (wheel) for discovering solar and lunar eclipses past and present. Divided into four books each opening with an engraved historiated headpiece and decorative initial letters. The title page displays an engraved vignette / device. Contents include numerous astronomical tables as well as 9 fold out tables interspersed with the text. An engraving on p.315 depicts the Hebrew Tabernacle. Sturdily bound in contemporary sprinkled calf with spine gilt in 7 compartments. Some rubbing, wear and staining are present to the covers. A name is printed in an old hand on the upper margin of the title page; an obscured name is also printed in small letters on either side of the edition statement. The faded remnant of an old book seller’s stamp is present on the front free end paper. Pages 617-618 contain 3-4 small holes - not obscuring the table numbers. Pages 619-620 contain groupings of larger holes with a number of table numbers obscured. The interior is otherwise clean. The volvelle on page 223 is in excellent condition. Father Jean-Louis d’Amiens’s “L’Atlas des temps” (first published in 1683) is a chronographic, geographic and historical work which incorporates elements of cosmography and astronomy. The author apparently proposes naming a new chronological period the “Age of Louis the Great.” Extensive sections are devoted to sacred and profane chronology, ancient and ecclesiastical calendars, mobile feasts, and astronomical calculations. The work proposes to correct errors and chronological difficulties in the Old Testament etc. Chronology from the year 1 to 1685 is also discussed. The work was heavily criticized in its time although the Sorbonne called it “un véritable trésor astronomique, géoraphique et chronologique de toutes les hisoires divines et profanes” [See Pouy, p. 63]. This second edition is augmented with a response to the criticisms raised after the publication of the first edition. A scarce work. [Houzeau/Lancaster 13 903; Pouy, “Imprimerie… Amiens,” 63].

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        Batavia Illustrata, ofte Verhandelinge Vanden Oorspronk Voortgank, Zeden, Eere, Staat en Godtsdienst van Ou Batavien Mitsgaders Van den Adel en Regeringe van Hollandt

      Johan Veely, Tongerloo, Jasper Doll, 's Gravenhage, 1685. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary leather, worn at edges, heavily at corners, hinges rubbed, spine cracked but binding firm and intact. Bright internally, wear to endpapers. Attractively engraved added title page. Printed in two columns, 1520 numbered leaves. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041459. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Historia Insectorum Generalis

      Lugd. Batavorum: Jordanum Luchtmans, 1685. First edition of the Latin translation by Henricus Christianus Henninius, from the original Dutch edition of 1669. With 13 folding plates depicting insects, plus a folding table and several woodcut devices. Octavo, 212pp plus index. Very good condition. Full polished calf, respined. Swammerdam (1630-1680) was a Dutch biologist and microscopist. He was among the first to study insects systematically, and advanced understanding of insect anatomy by dissecting insects under microscope and describing the phases of insect metamorphosis.

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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: 1685. 1647-1680 Quarto, 8.7 x 6.6 inches. First edition. A4, a-c4, B-L4, M2. 82 pp. This is a good copy, in paper wrappers. Valentinian is a Jacobean era stage play, a revenge tragedy written by John Fletcher that was originally published in the first Beaumont and Fletcher folio of 1647. The play dramatizes the story of Valentinian III, one of the last of the Roman Emperors, as recorded by the classical historian Procopius. Like many plays in Fletcher's canon, Valentinian was both revived and adapted during the Restoration period. An adaptation under the same title by the poet and playwright John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was staged in 1684 at Drury Lane and published in 1685. Rochester changed the play's order of scenes and eliminated the final act entirely, making Fletcher's heroine Lucina the central focus of the drama. "An adaptation by Rochester, in poor taste, of Beaumont and Fletcher's tragedy of 'Valentinian' appeared in 1685, under the title 'Valentinian: a Tragedy.' When the play was produced in 1685, Betterton played Aecius with much success and Mrs. Barry appeared as Lucina. Three prologues were printed, one by Mrs. Aphra Behn."

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        Historie Del Signor D. Colombo. Nelel quali s'hà [sic] particolare, & vera relatione della vita, e de' fatti dell'Ammiraglio D. Christoforo Colombo suo Padre, E dello scoprimento, ch'egli fece dell'Indie Occidentali, dette Mondo Nuovo, hora possedute da Serenissimo Rè [sic] Cattolico, Nuovamente di lingua Spagnuola tradotte nell'Italiana dal Sig. Alfonso Ulloa. Consecrato All'Illustrissimi Sign. Quintiliano Rezzonico, Nobile Barone del Sacro Romano Impero, et Maria Elisabetta di lui Sorella.In Venetia, Appresso Giuseppe Tramontin, 1685.

      1685 - In 12, [mm. 136 x 73], pp. 8 – (40) – 494 – (12). Legatura in cartone con striscia color carta da zucchero di rinforzo al dorso, leggeremente allentata. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. Esemplare in barbe di questa rara edizione che presenta un gran numero di errori alla numerazione della pagine (23, 89, 93, 99, 125, 152-153, 155, 160, 196, 206, 214, 215, 240, 283, 296, 299, 337, saltati i nn. 338-339, 363, 433, 448, 468, 469, 470, 471, 491). Frontespizio riquadrato con capilettera, testate e finalini xilografati. Appunti numerici al piatto anteriore e alla carta di sguardia. Hernando Colon ( o Fernando Colombo), nato a Cordova nel 1488 fu il figlio secondogenito di Cristoforo, avuto da Beatriz Enriquez de Arana. Seguì il padre nel quarto ed ultimo viaggio che fece verso le Americhe, nel 1502, in cui esplorò la zona del centro America, naturalmente questo produsse in lui un grande interesse per la geografia e per lo studio. Durante i suoi viaggi in Europa, grazie alla disponibilità economica raccolse circa 15.000 volumi dei quali circa la metà andò poi dispersa e che oggi costituiscono uno dei nuclei della Biblioteca Colombina di Siviglia, con circa 1200 incunaboli. Sui libri annotava personalmente data di acquisto e costo, lasciando dunque dati estremamente importanti sul commercio dei libri tra la fine del XV e l'inizio del XVI secolo, oltre che sui suoi spostamenti in Europa. Alla sua morte, tra le sue volontà lasciò inoltre disposizioni per l'incremento ed il mantenimento della biblioteca che raccoglie anche i circa duecento libri appartenuti al padre eche era all'epoca la più grande biblioteca privata esistente. Questa, che è la sua opera più famosa vide la stampa postuma a Venezia nel 1571: nel proemio esprime il suo orgoglio "Percioche io sono figliuolo dell'Ammiraglio Don Christoforo Colombo, personaggio degno di eterna memoria, il quale scoprì l'Indie Occidentali, & anco perché io navigai con lui alcun tempo, parea che frà l'alte cose che io hò scritte, dovesse essere una, e la principale la vita, & il maraviglioso scoprimento , che del Nuovo Mondo, e delle Indie ei fece; poiché gli aspri, e continui travagli, e le infermità, ch'ei patì, non gli concessero tempo per ridur ciò di memoria in historie [ ] solamente da gli scritti, e lettere, che dell'istesso Ammiraglio rimasero, e da quella à che io mi ritrovai presente, prometto di raccogliere quel, che alla sua historia, & vita s'appartiene". Fernando fu umanista, matematico e soprattutto cosmografo, ma dedicò la sua vita e il suo patrimonio soprattutto alla sua biblioteca. Morì a Siviglia nel 1539. L'editore dedica l'opera che era stata tradotta da Alfonso Ulloa, scrittore spagnolo ben presto stabilitosi a Venezia dove aveva seguito il padre aggregato all'ambasciata presso la Serenissima e dove tradusse scrittori spagnoli e portoghesi, a Quintiliano Rezzonico ed a sua Sorella Maria Elisabetta. Di questa edizione l'ICCU registra un unico esemplare presso la Biblioteca Diocesana di Narni. Nello stesso anno, sempre a Venezia, vide la luce un'altra edizione coi tipi di Apollonio Zamboni.

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        Geistliche Seelen-Jagd/Das ist: Erstes Dominicale Oder Sonntägliche / und mit neuen Exordiis auff die Kirchweyhungen gerichte Predigen / Mit unterschidlichen/außerlesnen/und mehreren Theils auß Welschen Authoribus gezognen raren Concepten/annehmlichen neuen Historien und Gleichnussen/sittlichen Sprüchen und Lehren/ Sambt dreyfachem Register/deren eines weiset/wie jede Predig nit allein an seinem gesetzten/sondern auch an allen anderen beliebigen Sonntagen durch das gantze Jahr füglich kan geprediget werden

      Dillingen, Caspar Bencards 1685.. kl.-4°. 6 Bll., 1320 S. Pgmt. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Metallschließen. Einbd. staubfleckig, einige Ss. stockfl., Tit mit altem Namenszug. EA Nicht im VD17; Bautz XIX, 1469f. - Ignatius TRAUNER (1638-1694) war Abt von St. Emmeram, als Kanzelredner berühmt, veröffentlichte umfangreiche Predigtsammlungen, die in erster Linie eine Hilfe für Amtsbrüder darstellen sollten. In den jeweils über 1000 Seiten umfassenden Konvoluten fanden sie Muster für Buß- und Passionspredigten ("Gallus Cantans"), Sonntagspredigten ("Geistliche Seelen-Jagd"), Leichenpredigten ("Schuldiges Seelen-Geleit") oder Festtagsreden ("Fragmenta Sacra"). Ein detailliertes Inhaltsverzeichnis, eine umfängliche "Anweisung, wie man alle gegenwärtige Predigten ... appliciren kan", und ein ausführliches lateinisches Register verliehen den Anthologien ihren besonderen Gebrauchswert als Nachschlagewerke.

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        Morias Enkomion (In Greek), Stultitiae Laus Desid, Erasmi Rot. Declamatio (Encomiun Moriae - In Praise of Folly)

      Amsterdami: Henricum Wetstenium, 1685. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 16mo. (Approx 3x5 inches). (viii),152pp. Engraved title showing a fool in the pulpit preaching. Dedicatory Preface to Thomas More. Bound to style in full brown calf, the spine in four compartments with three raised bands, and with the boards tooled in blind in period style. Ownership name dated 1696, early writing on the front pastedown and a preliminary blank; early bookplate. Title trimmed close else a very good copy in a fine binding by Beswick.

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      Historia insectorum generalis, in qua quaecunque ad insecta eorumque mutationes spectant, dilucide ex sanioris philosophia & experientiae principiis explicantur, cum figuris & indicibus necessariis, ... .- Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Jordanum Luchthans, MDCLXXXV (1685); en 4º piel de época con adornos dorados en lomo, 10 hojas de preliminares incluida portada, 212 páginas y 9 hojas. 13 láminas y 1 estado plegado. El autor fue un anatomista y zoólogo holandés (1637 - 1680) que se dedicó al estudio de la anatomía y costumbres de los insectos a los que estudio con microscopios construidos por él mismo y sobre los que escribió obras consideradas como clásicas con las de Redi o Malpigio. La primera edición es de 1669 en holandes, y tanto esa como la que ofrecemos en latín no aparece en la bibliografía de Brunet que si recoge una del mismo año en francés (tomo V, 599.)

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      London, Excudebat R.E. sumptibus S. Smith, ad Insignia Pricipis 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.

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        Ch' n' ha Cervel hapa gamb. O sia la liberatione di Vienna assediata dall' armi Ottomane. Poemetto giocoso. In lingua popolare Bolognese consecrato.

      Parma, heredi di [Mario] Vigna, 1685. - 8vo. (16), 121, (3) pp. With engr. frontispiece and 5 engr. plates by Giovanni Giuseppe Cosattini. Contemp. Italian vellum. First edition of Lotto Lotti's (1667-1714) poem celebrating the liberation of Vienna from the 1683 Turkish siege, written in the Bologna dialect. "Divided in 5 cantos of 30 to 40 eight-line verses each" (Kábdebo). Among thre pretty engravings are scenes of battle and siege. - Somewhat browned and (finger-)stained throughout; worming to blank margin near beginning; vellum on lower board and spine-end restored professionally. Sturminger 1971. Kábdebo II, 290. British Library (17th c. Italian books) I, 503. ICCU VEAE\001923. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        India Orientalis. Cum Adjacentibus Isulis Nova Deleneatione ob Oculos Polita

      Engraved double page map, hand colored, cartouche, 495 x 580 mm (25" x 20 3/4"). Some foxing overall, normal aging, browned somewhat along center fold, reinforced along edges on verso with paper tape and along fold on verso with cellotape; still an attractive map with a strong impression. Seutter (1685-1757) was born in Augsburg, and served as an apprentice with Homann before establishing his own firm in Augsburg in 1710. He was considered one of the most important German cartographers, but it seems that much of his work were copies of Homann maps. He published several atlases, and globes, but his most famous work was his "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" published in 1725. This map of India has a large uncolored cartouche illustrating ships, Poseidon, and natives listening to a wise man, and bring gifts to a king. despite some aging and restoration, the map is attractive and bold, and has considerable detail. Bagrow p. 185 & 272.

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        Carta que escrivio un medico Christiano que estava curando en Antiberi, a un Cardenal de Roma, sobre la bebida del Cahue o Café

      1685: preparing coffee, a rare Spanish essay on the beverage. 1685. Madrid. In folio (320 mm x 220 mm). 2 ff. Loose in later red cloth binding. Uncut, a little foxed, else a fresh and clean example. First edition of this considerably rare, early, and interesting essay; written by Juanini and addressed to a Cardinal in Rome, on the history of coffee, both as a beverage and medicine. The essay makes references to the earliest description of the coffee plant by Prosper Alpini, in his De medicina Aegyptiorum (Venice, 1591) and of its knowledge by the Turcs, Arabs and Persians. The work concludes with instructions for its preparation, duration, ways and manners of drinking, recommendations, and even of mixing it with toasts and chocolate. Hunersdorf, Coffee: a bibliography, London, p776.

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

      Paris: distribuë par l'Auteur, en l'Hostel des Manufactures des Gobelins, et en la rue St.Jacques, [1685]. 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. 24 x 59 1/2 inches overall. 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.

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      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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        Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani Sic Nuncupatus, Sub Edwardo

      1685. Selden, John [1584-1645], Editor. Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani Sic Nuncupatus, Sub Edwardo Rege Primo, Seu Circa Annos ab Hinc CCCXL. Ab Anonymo Conscriptus, Atque e Codice Veteri, Autore Ipso Aliquantulum Recentiori, Nunc Primum Typis Editus. Accedit Tractatulus Vetus de Agendi Excipiendique; Formulis Gallicanus, Fet Assavoir Dictus. Subjungitur Etiam Joan. Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica. London: Typis S.R. Prostant apud H. Twyford, T. Bassett [et al.], 1685. [viii], 553, [3] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, endpapers renewed, early repair to lower corner of title page. Toning, dampspotting to portions of text. Annotations in early hand to margins of a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. * Second edition, "Multis Errobis Purgata." The work by an anonymous author describes the practice of the courts, the forms of writs and an explanation of law terms as they existed during the reign of Edward I. It was John Selden who first called the attention of the public to this ancient treatise, and was instrumental in procuring its publication. While Bracton earns the highest praise as the father of legal learning, Fleta earns a share of it for the illustrations he offered to some of the obscurities found in Bracton. Selden's appended dissertation (pp.453-553) contains many interesting observations about Bracton, Britton, Fleta, and Thornton "and shows what use was made of the Imperial law in England whilst the Romans governed here, at what time it was introduced into this nation, what use was formerly made of it, how long it continued, and when the use of it totally ceased in the King's Courts at Westminster.": Bridgman, A Short View of Legal Bibliography 87. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:53 (20).

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        The Happy Ascetick: or, The Best Exercise. To which is added a letter to a person of quality, concerning the holy lives of the primitive Christians by Anthony Horneck, Preacher at the Savoy. The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged

      C. Alston. Hardcover. 8vo, old calfskin binding, front hinge broken and cover detached, small hole in one leaf and lacking the Hogarth frontispiece. "Imprimatur. Nov. 17, 1685. C. Alston. London: Printed for H.M. and M.P. and Sold by Joshua Phillips at the Seven-Stars and Joseph Watts at the Half-Moon in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1686." at bottom of title page. ~Fair. No DJ. Hardcover. Moderate to heavy shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. . Fair. 1686.

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        THE RULES OF CIVILITY; or, Certain Ways of Deportment observed amongst all Persons of Quality upon several Occasions. Newly revised and much Enlarged.

      R. Chiswell, T. Sawbridge, G. Wells & R. Bently., London 1685 - Duodecimo speckled roan red title label spine decorated with lyre designs between decorated rules & gilt panel to covers (tips rubbed) [10] + 300pp. Early initials G.A. at top of title, ownership John Haynes 1692 crossed out in margin of Contents, a few marginal worm holes, mainly to sign.C but none touching the print. *Original edition was Nouveau traite de la civilite (Paris 1671) by Antoine de Courtin. Neat handsome copy of an early well arranged translation from the French to include everything from eating to letter writing, from dancing to conversation, about neatness and all behaviour towards speriors and inferiors (referenced ESTC R14935). 1 volume.

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        An Historical Vindication of the Divine Right of Tithes, from Scripture, Reason, and the Opinion and Practice of Jews, gentiles, and Christians in all Ages. Designed to Supply the Omissions, Answer the Objections, and Rectifie the Mistakes of Mr. Selden?s

      his is a rare publication and has been rebacked to preserve the original period boards. The pages are clean with only occasional foxing to the first and last few leaves and a slight browning to the title-page. There is an interesting ex libris plate from James Harrop Dransfield on the front paste-down. It shows a head in profile impaled upon a sword with the motto: Cutta Cavat Lapidem Non Vi Sed Saepe Cadendol. Also contains the bookplate of  James Harrop Dransfield with the quotation "Gutta Cavat Lapidem No Vi Sed Saepe Cadendo." or "A drop of water hollows a stone, not by force, but by continuously dripping." and it has a Head impaled on a Standing Sword. This is an extremely rare book sold by Calixbooks online. NO Copies of the First Edition are present in ANY library. All libraries have the 1685 edition. No copies of the 1685 edition are available online. Only one library around the world has a copy of the book. Thomas Comber:?I have reason to believe many have been encouraged to commit by that current and commonly received Error, That Tithes are not due by Divine right, but only by humane positive Constitutions. For in the days of our Fathers, while the Divine right was generally maintained and believed, it was thought a matter of Conscience to pay Tithes justly. But now they that are either so cunning to avoid discovery, or so great to despise the punishments of the Law, do without scrupple in part, or in whole, subtract or detain their Tithes, and by this false Principle are perswaded it is no Sin that they need to repent of, so that the same Error that encourages them to do this great injury to the Church, causeth them to do a greater to their own Souls.? Comber?s Epistle Dedicatory. Comber blames the common occurrence of this error on Selden?s work on tithes, from whom the argument is borrowed. Comber seeks to straighten out this legal mess and get the believers back to giving every Sunday. A rare and unusual book sold online. Wing C-5472.

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        Bibliographia Historica, Chronologica et Geographica Novissima, Perpetuo Continuanda. sive conspectus primus Catalogi Librorum Historicorum, Chronologicorum et Geographicorum, tam Sacrorum quam Profanorum quotquot currente hoc Semisaeculo, id est, ab Anno M.DC.LI per universam Europam. Accedit Eiusdem Musaeum seu Syllabus Iconum sive Imaginum illustrium à saeculo hominum, quae in ejus Musaeo spectantur.

      apud Jannsonio - Waesbergios,, Amstelodami, 1685 - Cm. 13,5, pp. (16) 788. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena molle con titoli manoscritti (posteriormente) al dorso. Piccoli ritocchi alla cuffia, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, non comune, di quest'antica compilazione bibliografica riguardante le opere di storia, geografia e cronologia pubblicate in Europa nella seconda metà del '600. Il Beughem (1638-1710) fu libraio a Emmerich e le sue ricerche bibliografiche sono considerate fra le più interessanti del tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dryadum, Amadryadum, Cloridisque triumphus, ubi Plantaru Universa natura spectatur.

      - Padova, P.M. Frambotti, 1685. Folio (328 x 220mm). pp. (28), 709, (90), with one beautiful engraved emblematic title and an engraved portait of dalla Torre, printer's device on last leaf. Contemporary vellum, old repair to foot of spine. Hunt 372. Pritzel 9585. Georgio dalla Torre (Latin Turre) was an Italian botanist and director of the Padova Gardens from 1649-1681. A rare work.

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        Herodiani de Romanorum Imperatorum Vita post Marcum. Usque ad Gordianum Nepotem. Libri VIII. Angelo POLITIANO interprete

      Patavii (Padova), Typographia Seminarii Opera Petri Antonii Brigoncii 1685.. Quibus Chronologia, Genealogia, & Geographica Imperii Romani descriptio adjecta sunt. kl.-8°. Schmutztitel, Titel, 2 Bll.,176; 278 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte des römischen Reichs u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan Roms in Kupfer gest. Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgprägt. Rückensch. Graesse II, 253 - Vorliegende Ausgabe von Politianos Übersetzung enthält den griechischen Originaltext. Bei Graesse wird diese Ausgabe mit bloß dem griechischen Text ("Ce n'est que le texte grec sans la trad. latine") und ausschließlich einer Karte genannt - der Plan von Rom wird nicht erwähnt.

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        Nouvel Abrege Chronologique De l'Histoire De France, Contenant Les Evenemens De Notres Histoire, Depuis Clovis Jusqu'a Louis XIV, Les Guerres, Les Batailles, Les Sieges, Etc., Nos Loix, Nos Moeurs, Nos Usages, Nouvelle Edition...le Mort De Louis XIV

      Paris: Briand 5 volume set bound in contemporary calf. Very scarce. The author Charles Jean-Francois Henault (1685-1770) wrote the work which was translated into many languages including Chinese. Voltaire said that he was "the only man who taught French history". In these volumes his successors continue the account unto the decade just before the French Revolution. This was the last set issued during the Ancien Regime. It covers the history of France from Louix XIV to Louis XVI in 1783. There was still no understanding by most of the government leaders how deep the economic crisis was. (The Assembly of Notables were to be convened in 1787 only to disband when they rejected the stop gap fund to spend more to get out of the economic crisis. It was in 1789 when Louis XVI made the fateful decision to convene the Estates-General). Seldom do the five volume sets appear and in the last volumes much is made of the political events, notes of the United States, but mainly a continuation of the history. Volume III lacks the original gilt lettered black morocco label else a remarkable set. Various publishers with Briand among the most prominent.. Original Calf. A Very Good Matched Set/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        IL Criticon Overo Regole Della Vita Politica Morale Di Don Lorenzo Gracian Tradotte Dallo Spagnolo in Italiano Da Gio; Pietro Cattaneo Divisa in Tre Parti - La Primavera Della Fanciulezza, L'Estate Della Gioventú, L'Inverno Della Vechiezza

      Appresso Nicoló Pezzanna, Venetia, 1685. 1st Italian Edition. Printer's device to the title. Double columned type - minor foxing and worming. Full contemporary vellum-backed boards, good. Half inch sq tear (with loss) to the half-title, inch sq cut from the bottom of the title page. Remains an exceptional example overall; scans &c on request.

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

      First French edition, and amongst the earliest available, of Soto?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 ?first published in 1557, which is known in a single copy. A rare book consisting of the anonymous eyewitness? account of De Soto?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 ?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 "A relation of the invasion and conquest of Florida by the Spaniards" (1686). The NUC mistakenly records an edition of 1589 (actually the 1699 reprint by Couterot). "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"? Sabin." (Kenneth Nebenzahl). Sabin, 24864. Bell, H186.

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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

      Amsterdam: Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), 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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        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... The Fourth edition

      London: Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. THE 1685 FOURTH FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE: A very good, complete, exceptionally tall copy. A Shakespeare folio represents one of the highest points of collecting in the English language. The first folio, published in 1623 (now virtually unobtainable), is the first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays; without it, the English-speaking world would have little or no record of many of the greatest and most influential works in the Western world.  Three seventeeth-century folio editions followed: The Second Folio, 1632; The Third Folio, 1663-64; The Fourth Folio, 1685. The rarity of Shakespeare folios available for private purchase in recent years is well-documented. Harold M. Otness, in his 1990 census of Shakespeare folios, explains: "The number of copies of each edition printed is lost, but speculation puts the press runs at several hundred copies each... American institutions hold at least 561 copies of the four editions combined, which may constitute as many as half of the extant copies worldwide." In the last century there has been a steady transfer of folios from private hands to public libraries and institutions as many try to complete "sets" of the four folios, or recognize the necessity of owning a folio to anchor any collection of English language and literature. The opportunity for a private individual to own a folio is becoming increasingly scarce.  THIS COPY OF THE FOURTH FOLIO IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION: The Shakespeare folios are notoriously poorly-printed and, because of their popularity and importance, well-handled. As Otness notes: "Most copies of the Shakespeare Folios show considerable wear and have replacement pages. This is particularly true of the title and portrait pages and other introductory leaves... The Folios have been subjected to considerable wear over the years, and 'perfect' copies are rare today." The Brewster/Bentley issue (presumed first issue), without Chiswell's name on title page. London: Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685. Folio, 18th-century full sheep rebacked, red leather labels. Final leaf supplied from another copy of the same edition, portrait washed and pressed with a few almost undetectable paper repairs; interior very clean with only minor blemishes, four leaves in center of text treated at an early date. One of the tallest copies on record: 369x233mm, the same as the famed George Daniel - Abel Berland copy. A wide-margined copy in beautiful early binding of one of the most desirable books in all of collecting. Rare.

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        Veuë de la Ville de Besançon, du costé de Dole, et Situation du lieu dans la franche Comté

      [Paris: published by Van der Meulen, 1685]. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by A.F. Baudouin, after Van der Meulen. Titled in French and Latin. 24 x 59 1/2 inches overall. A lively panorama of Besançon and its environs, recalling King Louis XIV's war against Spain of 1667. This excellent view of the capital of the Franche Comté region of France, shows Besançon almost encircled by the river Doubs and overlooked by the surrounding hills. In the foreground is a lively scene of travellers on horseback and on foot. The legend beneath the view includes an extensive index to the various buildings in the city, these are tied in to the index by the inclusion of small numbers engraved on the view. This peaceful scene probably recalls the occupation of Franche Comté in Febuary 1668 by Condé on the orders of the French King Louis XIV. This action was the final act in the War of Devolution waged by Louis in support of his wife's claim to Flanders, hitherto a vassal state of Spain. The imprint notes 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.

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        Monumenta omnia mathematica, quae extant ... ex traditione ... Francisci Maurolici

      Palermo: Cyllenius Hesperius, 1685. First edition of Maurolico&#146;s translation of Archimedes, one of the two most important versions of the sixteenth century (the other being Commandino&#146;s). Francesco Maurolico (1494-1575) &#147;ranked with Commandino as a first-rate student of Archimdes, and indeed these two &#133; were the outstanding interpreters of Archimedes in the first three-quarters of the century. However, Maurolico&#146;s interest, unlike Commandino&#146;s, was not in establishing a philologically sound version or translation of the Archimedean texts that survived but in presenting mathematically coherent texts that achieved Archimdedes&#146; objectives. This will become particularly clear when we examine &#133; those texts in which Maurolico skillfully grafted medieval material onto the traditional Archimedean texts&#148; (Clagett, Archimdes in the Middle Ages, vol. 3, part III, p.749; all of his chapter five, &#145;Francesco Maurolico in the Medieval Archimedes&#146;, pp.749-1053, is devoted to this translation). <br/><br/>& &#147;This paraphrase of Archimedean texts was made by the Sicilian Francesco Maurolico (1494-1575) probably between 1534 and 1550. A partial edition was printed at Messina between 1670 and 1672 by Paolo Bonacota, printer to the Senate of Messina, which largely paid for the edition. This was, however, never published, as the editor, Borelli, had to leave Sicily for Rome. The sheets of what had been printed remained stored in the house of one Lorenzo di Tommaso, an apothecary, who had obtained the original manuscript from the family of Maurolico. In 1678 these were confiscated by the Spanish authorities and taken to Palermo. This is recorded in a letter here printed. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Juan Silvestre Salva says that he acquired the sheets: we know from a letter that he acquired 425 copies of the original aborted edition, but it is difficult to determine to what extent these sheets may be present in this edition, although the preliminaries and sheets Mm-Rr would seem to be from a different press (the paper is different, they are signed differently, etc.). The statement that six books had been printed would take us to the end of De lineis spiralibus on Ff1 recto (followed by a line of ornaments).&#148; (Arnaud de Vitry 32). Folio: 302 x 201 mm, pp. viii 296, title printed in red and black, with woodcut arms of the dedicatee,18th century calf with richly gilt spine. A fine and clean copy. Scarce.

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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 Néerlandais

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        Prospettiva della rinominata piazza e guglia del Popolo

      Acquaforte, 1685, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, lievi restauri alla piega centrale perfettamente eseguiti, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Gaspar van Wittel , naturalizzato in italiano Gaspare Vanvitelli è il vero precursore del vedutismo settecentesco. Nato in Olanda, si trasferisce a Roma nel 1674, a 22 anni. L?ingegnere Cornelis Meyer gli commissiona alcuni rilievi per il suo libro sul corso del Tevere, contribuendo in modo decisivo alla passione per il paesaggio e per la veduta. L?opera risale al periodo giovanile del Vanvitelli, e rappresenta il suo contributo principale al lavoro di Cornelis Meyer denominato L arte di restituire a Roma la tralasciata navigatione del suo Tevere. Alla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Innocentio XI, edito nel 1685. Dimensioni 430x220. Etching, 1685, signed in plate lower left. Magnificent proof, printed on contemporary laid paper, with thin margins, small repaired area to the center fold perfectly executed, otherwise in perfect condition. Gaspar van Wittel, naturalized Italian Gaspare Vanvitelli is the true precursor of the eighteenth-century landscape painting. Born in Holland, he moved to Rome in 1674, at age 22. The engineer Cornelis Meyer commissioned him some relief for his book on the course of the Tiber, contributing significantly to the passion for the landscape and the view. This work presented here date back to the early period of Vanvitelli, and his major contribution to the work of Cornelis Meyer called L arte di restituire a Roma la tralasciata navigatione del suo Tevere. Alla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Innocentio XI,, published in 1685. Size 430x220.

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        Le Fontane di Frascati

      Serie completa di quattordici tavole sulle fontane di Frascati, riprese da quelle incise da Giovanni Battista Falda che fu il primo a raffigurare i giochi e i "teatri" delle acque presenti nei parchi delle ville Aldobrandini, Ludovisi e Borghese. Le tavole sono in controparte rispetto alle vedute del Falda; il Sandrart si avvalse dei suoi collaboratori Hans Ulrich Frank, Johannes Meyer e Suzanne Marie von Sandrart che le riprodussero accompagnandole con didascalie bilingui in tedesco e latino. Incisioni in rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 330x230 circa A complete series of fourteen plates depicting the fountains in Frascati, inspired to Giovanni Battista Falda?s works, the first to depict the fountains and the water ?theatre? in the gardens of the Aldobrandini, Ludovisi and Borghese villas. The plates are the counterparts of Falda?s ones; in his job, Sandrart was helped by Hans Ulrich Frank, Johannes Meyer and Suzanne Marie von Sandrart, who reproduced the plates adding also bilingual captions, in Latin and German. Engraving, in excellent condition. Dimensions 330x230 circa. Norimberga Nurnberg

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        Conversations morales sur les jeux et les divertissemens

      Cehz Andrè Pralard 1685 in 16° - pp.pp 40nn + 432 - Pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Testo in francese - Probabile prima edizione - legatura originale. Non censito su ICCU al maggio 2011 - Parziale mancanza del dorso e lievi abrasioni al piatto superiore - Mancanze al frontespizio - Jean Frain, seigneur du Tremblay (1641, Angers - 1724, Angers), auteur angevin, est un écrivain français.Il occupe le poste de conseiller au Présidial d'Angers de 1666 à 1672 et devient membre de l'Académie d'Angers à partir de 1685. Il a produit de nombreux ouvrages.

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        Cynographia curiosa seu canis descriptio... mantissa curiosa ejusdem argumenti, complectente Joh. Caji libell. De canibus Britannicis, & Joh. Henr. Meibom epist. de KYNOFOPA, aucta. -

      Norimbergae (Nürnberg), Endteri, 1685.In-4. Piena pelle coeva, dorso con 5 nervi, tassello e fregi oro; lievi abrasioni. Inconsueta antiporta inc. in rame con il titolo entro otto figure emblematiche. (50), 258, (16) pp.; uniformi bruniture. Rara prima edizione di una delle poche opere antiche sui cani. Tratta l'anatomia e le malattie dei cani, illustra le varie razze, discute della loro natura e del loro uso per la caccia, il lavoro ecc. Alla fine si trova lo scritto sui cani inglesi del Kay e l'epistola sui cani del Meibonius. L'opera è citata dal Ceresoli, sebbene l'autore non sia italiano, «per la sua importanza ai fini della conoscenza dei cani nel sec. XVII». Non in Krivatsy. Wellcome IV, 318. Souhart 368. Schwerdt II, 63: «The first edition of a curious book on dogs, including sporting dogs». First edition of one of the earliest works on dogs, including their diseases and anatomy. With an engr. frontispiece. Contemp. calf, gilt spine; slightly rubbed. Uniform browning throughout.

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        Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo. Con le Annotazioni.

      in Firenze, per Pietro Matini all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro, 1685. 1685 In-4° (252x172mm), pp. (8), 264, legatura antica p. pergamena rigida con titolo e filetti oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli rossi. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con emblema della Crusca. Il testo del poemetto giunge fino alla p. 46; il resto del volume è occupato dalle amplissime annotazioni del Redi stesso. Indice alle pp. 231 e sgg. Manca il ritratto, presente solo in rari esemplari. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Nel ditirambo, constante di 980 versi in vario metro, il Redi immagina che Bacco, con il suo corteo e con Arianna, si fermi sul Poggio Imperiale di Firenze per intessere l'elogio del vino in genere e dei singoli vini toscani. Il poema è pieno di invettive contro chi ama bere il caffè, la birra ("la squallida cervogia"), il sidro e, soprattutto, l'acqua. "Oltre l'esser questa un'eccellente poesia ditirambica, ha ancor il pregio di darci la notizia de' piu' celebrati Vini Toscani al tempo dell'Autore, e le note son piene di erudizione analoga all'argomento" (Lastri). L'opera, cui lo stesso De Sanctis riconosceva naturalezza di movenze, elegante fattura e brio d'immaginazione, venne largamente imitata da numerosi poeti, tra cui anche Carlo Porta e Giovanni Meli. Simon, 1268. Gamba, 827. Prandi, p.11. Belloni, p. 160. quadrio, II, p. 490. Moreni, II, 235. Razzolini, p. 289. Oberlé, 1039: "Edition originale très recherchée". Tiraboschi, VIII, 468. Capponi, p.319. Graesse, VI, I, p.58. Vinciana, 2988: "in alcuni rari esemplari si trova aggiunto un ritratto dell'A. inc. da Adriano Alluech".

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        Admirandi Archimedis Syracusani Monumenta omnia mathematica, quae extant, quorumque catalogum inversa pagina demonstrat, ex traditione . D. Francisci Maurolici?.

      apud Cyllenium Hesperium 1685 opus praeclarissimum, non prius typis commissum, à matheseos verò studiosis desideratum, tandemque è fuligine temporum accurantè excussum Ad Illus. et Religiosissimum Virum Fr. Simonem Rondinelli?. - In folio - pp.pp 1b + 8nn + 296 - Pergamena - Frontespizio inciso in rosso e nero con emblema del dedicatario, Simone Rondinelli; numerose incisioni nel testo, alcuni finalini. Marca di Hesperius Cyllenius in fine - Molto raro - Mancanza alla pergamena in parte del dorso e del piatto inferiore. Diffusi aloni d'umido in particolare alle prime ed ultime pagine. Prime quatto carte brunite. Rari fori di tarlo che non ledono il testo. Per il resto buon esemplare - sumpt. Antonini Giardinae bibliopolae Panorm - Altri difetti: strappo alla terza carta ma senza mancanza Olschki vi, 6001; Viganò 170; Riccardi 1, 43-44

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