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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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        Tractatus novi de potv caphe; de chinensium thé et de chocolata.

      Parisiis, P. Muguet, 1685. 12mo. pp. (6), 202, (4, index), with 1 engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates. Contemporary blind pigskin. Vicaire 294. First Latin edition. Interesting collection of three treatises dealing with coffee, tea and chocolate, each accompanied by a nice plate depicting the described plant (i.e. Faba Café, Thé Chinensis & Ramus arboris Cacao) and a drinking person. A good copy.

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        Observationes de Ortu, ac vegetatione Plantarum cum Novarum Stirpium historia iconibus illustrata...

      Romae, Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1685. 4to (245 x 175mm). pp. (6), 106, with 17 fine engraved plates. Recent red calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering. First and only edition. Giovanni Battista Trionfetti (1658-1708) was professor of botany at the University of Rome and director of the Royal Botanic Gardens there from 1676-1706. The fine engravings are by the author and show recently introduced plants. Old name on titlepage. Hunt 373; Johnston 280.

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        Historiae Conchyliorum, Liber Primus [II, III, IV].

      London, by the author, 1685-1692. Small folio (296 x 205mm). Leaves 667 with 976 engravings almost all before letters and mostly without the decorative borders, including engraved titles and engraved section titles, etc. 18th century green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments, sides with gilt corner pieces and borderlines, gilt edges. Early proof plates of Lister's famous work on shells and described by Wilkens as 'the true First Edition'. 'At intervals he would gather together sets of prints and give copies to his friends as an earnest of his progress, thus creating a confusing series of volumes, in which no two copies seemed to be alike' (Keynes p. 24). The title is different from the first collected edition which reads as follows: 'Historiae sive synopsis methodicae conchyliorum'. Our copy agrees with Keynes 45: "Lister seems to have distributed more copies of this form of the proofs.... Wing records nine with this title-page, not including the one in the Cambridge University Library". Keynes lists his own copy with 290 leaves. Our copy has almost as many leaves as the copy in the Cambridge University Library which seems to have 678 leaves and like our copy has the Appendix to Lib. IV. "In fact it seems that Lister distributed more than ten sets of prints under the title 'Historiae Conchyliorum'" (Keynes p. 24). The impressions of the engravings are sharp and clear as to be expected with an early state of the plates. The first collected edition has 490 leaves with 1084 engravings and is likewise dated 1685-1692, but was not published before 1697. These engravings are numbered and with explanatory engraved text, most engravings are within decorative borders. Lister's work was the first major shell iconography, the second conchology per se (preceded by Buonanni's Recreationi of 1681), and the first attempt at a systematic classification of mollusca. Lister published no accompanying text, but instead had brief descriptions engraved on each plate (mostly not or only partly present in the here offered early issue). The plates were engraved by William Lodge and Anna and Susanna Lister after drawings by the two latter, Lister's wife and daughter respectively. 'The species illustrated are recognisable more often than not and none is reversed - a remarkable achievement in itself considering that the gastropod shells had to be engraved in mirror image to ensure correct reproduction' (Dance p. 24). There are also several plates of fossils, particularly ammonites. Lister presented the plates and his shell collection to the Ashmolean Museum, and in 1768 it was decided to publish them in an edition of 250 (300 were in fact printed), accompanied by notes by Lister that the editor, William Huddesford, had discovered on a set of proof plates, and indices, one based on Lister's nomenclature, the other on the Linnaean system. Small marginal paper repair at the lower margin of title not affecting the engraving. A former owner put in pencil next to the plates the number corresponding to the 1770 edition. Keynes, G. Dr. Martin Lister, a bibliography no. 45 and pp. 21-35.; Dance pp. 23-25; Nissen ZBI, 2529 see also Wilkes, G.L. Notes on the Historia Conchyliorum of Martin Lister (1638-1712) pp. 196-205 (Journ. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. 3 part 4).

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        A Perfect Copy of All Summons of the Nobility to the Great Councils and Parliaments of This Realm, From the XLIX of King Henry the IIId. Until These Present Times ..

      London Robert Clavell 1685. G : in Good condition. Bumped corners. Some scratching to tree leather. Spine hinges cracked but intact. Tooled spine rubbed and chipped at top and tail. Bookplates on eps. Pages cut. Pages slightly browning. Clean and tight First Edition Leather cover 13pp; 580pp + index :: 320mm x 210mm (13" x 8") :: .. with Catalogues of Such Noblemen as Have Been Summoned to Parliament. in Right of Their Wives .. of their fathers titles. Text in Latin

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        Castorologia explicans castoris animalis naturam & usum medio-chemicum ... Iam vero ejusdem auctoris & aliorum medicorum observationibus luculentis ineditis, adfectibus omissis, & propria experientia parili aucta a Joanne Franco.

      8°. 7 n.n. Bl., 223 S., 1 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Kupfertafeln (ohne den gestochenen Titel). Lederband der Zeit. Wellcome IV, 56. - VD17 12:187830D. - Sehr seltene Arbeit mit reicher Rezeptsammlung zur Anwendung des Biberfettes und Bibergeil dem sogenannten Castoreum. Johann Marius war Stadtphysicus in Ulm. - Einbanddeckel mit grösserer Wurmspur. Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. - Selten.

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        La pratique des accouchemens

      Paris, 1685. 1st edition. Portal, Paul (1630-1703). La pratique des accouchemens. . . . 8vo. [20], 368pp. Frontispiece portrait engraved by Le Febure after Revel, 8 plates engraved by Le Febure mostly after Revel. Paris: Gabriel Martin for the author, 1685. 187 x 119 mm. Calf c. 1685, gilt spine, rubbed, hinges repaired. Some foxing & browning. Very good copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6148. Includes demonstration that version could be done with one foot. Portal also recognized both the anatomy and clinical importance of placenta praevia. His Pratique was based on thousands of cases from the Hotel-Dieu in Paris. Cutter & Viets 81-83, 197.

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        LAGERLÖÖF, PETRUS [preses] & NORLIND, DANIEL [respondent]. Dissertatio de draconibus.

      A.a. (Sthlm), N. Wankijff, 1685. Liten 8:o. (4),44 s. Tagen ur band med spår av gammal ryggremsa och rödstänkta snitt. Disputationsdatumet ändrat för hand och det tryckta "maji" har ersatts av "junij" i bläck. Aningen nära skuren i övre marginalen på sina håll. En reva i nedre marginalen och in i texten på s. 31. Sista två bladet delvis loss och med lite pappersförluster i inre marginalen. Med en samtida tillskrift: "mons Hargelius".. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 5. Med en hyllningstext av G. Carlholm. Behandlar drakar, basilisker, lindormar och andra dess släktingar. Aldrovandi, Jonstonius och Kircher tillhör de åberopade källorna

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        Sammelband from the Library of Gravesande: Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615)

      Panormi [Palermo]: apud D. Cyllenium Hesperium, sumpt. Antonini Giardinae bibliopolae Panorm., 1685 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 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)..

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

      Utrecht: M. a Dreunen, & G. a Walcheren, 1685 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 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..

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        Gudz werk och hwila/ thet är hela werldenes undersamma skapelse/ uti sex dagar af then altzmäktige gud fullbordad: sampt then siunde dagens nödwendiga helgelse/ af samme alwise gud instiktad: efter månge lärde mäns anledning af christeligit ock wälmeent upsåt uti swenska rijm beskrefwen them til tiänst som gerna betrakta thet himmelska.

      Sthlm, N. Wankijf, 1685. Folio. (6),298,(18) s. Diskret renoverat samtida solkigt pergamentbd med handtextad titel på ryggen samt nyare för- och eftersättsblad. Obetydligt bläckkludd på titelbladet vilket i likhet med det nästföljande bladet har minimala lagningar i yttermarginalerna. Det tredje bladet med ersatt nedermarginal. Små fläckar i texten och i marginalerna, t.ex. i övre marginalen på s. 23-38. Litet hål i övre marginalen på s. 85. Enstaka roande marginalanteckningar i bläck från 1700-talets första hälft. Med monogrammet "CC" i bläck nederst på titelbladet. Enligt anteckning J. Viktor Johanssons exemplar. Smutstitelbladet saknas!. Collijn 870. Första upplagan av den 11000 verser långa lärodikten som trycktes om flera gånger under 1700-talet. Den har antika förebilder i Lucretius och Ovidius men även mer moderna som t.ex. Guillaume de Salluste du Bartas och i synnerhet dansken Anders Arrebo. Spegel, född i Skåne, var föga förvånande danskorienterad men tog ovanligt nog intryck också från engelskt kulturliv. "Gudz werk och hwila" har likheter med Miltons "Paradise lost" (1667), något som föranlett litteraturhistoriker att kalla "Gudz werk och hwila" den första influensen av Miltons epos på kontinentens litteratur. Samtidigt är verket lärdomshistoriskt intressant då det söker ge en bild av hela skapelsen, en skapelse som fortfarande var under upptäckt: "Jag skal likwäl rätt nu om andra saker röra/ så framt man tåleligt tekz blotta nampnen höra / om giraf, hwilket diur iag fuller intet kenner/ men andra säya thet uti Jamaica renner"

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        Linear Perspective: or, a New Method of Representing justly all manner of Objects as they appear to the Eye in all Situations. A Work necessary for Painters, Architects, &c. to Judge of, and Regulate Designs by. [Bound with:] New Principles of Linear Perspective: or the Art of Designing on a Plane the Representations of all sorts of Objects, in a more General and Simple Method than has been done before.London: R. Knaplock, 1715; 1719.

      First edition of Taylor's important work on perspective, here bound with its second edition which contains significant new material. "Despite the impulses he received from other mathematicians, Taylor's contribution to the theory of perspective remains highly original. He plucked from the works of others the ideas that were mathematically the most fruitful, and taking these as a starting point, he built up a theory that was far more general, comprehensive and systematic than anything seen before" (Andersen, p. 498).<br/><br/> "Like all Taylor's writing, his book on linear perspective was so concise that Bernoulli characterized it as "abstruse to all and unintelligible to artists for whom it was more especially written." Even the second edition, which nearly doubled the forty-two pages of the first, showed little improvement in this matter. Its effect, nevertheless, was very substantial, since it passed through four editions, three translations, and twelve authors who prepared twenty-two editions of extended expositions based on Taylor's concepts. He developed his theory of perspective in a formal and rigorous fashion in a sequence of theorems and proofs. The most outstanding and original of his ideas in this field were his definition and use of vanishing points and vanishing lines for all lines and planes, and of his development of a theory and practice for the inverse problem of perspective that later served as a basis for work by Lambert and for the development of photogrammetry. Taylor also made free use of the idea of associating infinitely distant points of intersection with parallel lines, and he sought to devise methods for doing geometric constructions directly in perspective" (DSB XIII, 267). <br/><br/> "Taylor's <i>Linear Perspective</i> consists of five sections, the first of which contains fundamental definitions and theorems. The second section treats a number of problems related to determining perspective images. The third and fourth sections take up problems of shadows and reflections in the picture plane, and finally, the fifth section presents some inverse problems of perspective. In <i>New Principles</i> Taylor added two more topics which appear as appendices. <br/><br/> "In the first appendix, Taylor dealt with the problem of finding the image of a line upon an irregular surface as a shadow. He had previously outlined the shadow procedure in a description of <i>Linear Perspective</i> he wrote for <i>Philosophical Transactions...</i><br/><br/> "Taylor's second appendix bears the heading "A New Theory for mixing colours taken from Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks". Here Taylor adapted Newton's model for explaining the mixing of light rays - later known as <i>Newton's colour circle</i> - to the mixing of colour pigments. Taylor's inclusion of this appendix manifests his wish to have the art of painting based on scientific principles. For drawing lines he presented a very advanced theory, partly of his own devising, and for mixing colours he applied the newest theory of light and colours" (Andersen, pp. 500-1). <br/><br/> Brook Taylor (1685-1731) was born in Edmonton, Middlesex. He entered St. John's College, Cambridge in 1701, graduated in law in 1709, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712, and was appointed its Secretary in 1714. "From 1712 to 1724 he was a frequent contributor to <i>Philosophical Transactions</i>, submitting papers on mathematics and natural philosophy. In addition, he found time to practise music and to paint. According to his first biographer, his grandson William Young, Taylor was an accomplished landscape painter... It is very likely that Taylor's interest in classical geometry, combined with his painting activities, led him to study perspective" (ibid., pp. 494-6). <br/><br/> K. Andersen, The Geometry of an Art, 2007. For a very detailed analysis of both works, see Andersen's <i>Brook Taylor's Work on Linear Perspective. A Study of Taylor's Role in the History of Perspective Geometry, 1992.</i><br/><br/> Arnaud de Vitry 787.. Two works bound in one contemporary calf, 8vo (196 x 120 mm), pp. [iv], 42, [2, publisher's catalogue], with 18 engraved plates; pp. [xiv], 70, with 13 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, covers decorated in blind, hinges worn and capitals chipped, title page with some light marginal browning, but in all a very good and genuine copy

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        Gudz werk och hwila/ thet är hela werldenes undersamma skapelse/ uti sex dagar af then altzmäktige gud fullbordad: sampt then siunde dagens nödwendiga helgelse/ af samme alwise gud instiktad: efter månge lärde mäns anledning af christeligit ock wälmeent upsåt uti swenska rijm beskrefwen them til tiänst som gerna betrakta thet himmelska.

      Sthlm, N. Wankijf, 1685. Folio. (8),298,(18,2 blanka) s. Hfrbd från 1700-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, sparsam oxiderad ryggdekor och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och med några små fuktfläckar. Pärmarna ställvis ytligt nötta och en del nagg på frampärmen. Titelbladet med en bortklippt namnteckning i nedre marginalen. En lagad reva i nedre marginalen på s. 19. Sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 62 och 105-08 i övre yttre hörnet. Smärre fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 143-45 och en reva i texten på s. 187. Med Anna Lisa Celsings namnteckning. Från Biby.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 870. Första upplagan av den 11000 verser långa lärodikten som trycktes om flera gånger under 1700-talet. Den har antika förebilder i Lucretius och Ovidius men även mer moderna som t.ex. Guillaume de Salluste du Bartas och i synnerhet dansken Anders Arrebo. Spegel, född i Skåne, var föga förvånande danskorienterad men tog ovanligt nog intryck också från engelskt kulturliv. "Gudz werk och hwila" har likheter med Miltons "Paradise lost" (1667), något som föranlett litteraturhistoriker att kalla "Gudz werk och hwila" den första influensen av Miltons epos på kontinentens litteratur. Samtidigt är verket lärdomshistoriskt intressant då det söker ge en bild av hela skapelsen, en skapelse som fortfarande var under upptäckt: "Jag skal likwäl rätt nu om andra saker röra/ så framt man tåleligt tekz blotta nampnen höra / om giraf, hwilket diur iag fuller intet kenner/ men andra säya thet uti Jamaica renner". Anna Elisabeth (Lisa) Celsing (1681-1761) var syster till Gustaf Celsing d.ä. Hon gifte sig 1709 med Johannes Albertus Lubomirski. Denne var polsk furste av Wiesnick och Jaroslaw, hade enligt egen uppgift varit katolsk missionär i Kina och vände sig 1708 till Karl XII med önskan att omvända sig till den lutherska läran. Han fick kunglig pension och dog i Sverige 1732 samt begravdes bland Celsingarna i Sollentuna kyrka

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        De rebus seculi post Christum natum decimi sexti liber memorialis cum commentario.

      Strassburg, Georgii Andreae Dolhopffi, 1685. 8:o. (2),+ 96, 87-353 s. Samtida pergamentband. VD17 23:323596Q. Troligen första upplagan. Ett nytryck utkom i Kiel 1697. Postumt utgiven krönika om vad som skett år för år 1501-1601. Johann Heinrich Boeclerus (1611-72) var tysk historiker och från år 1637 professor i vältalighet i Strassburg. Som sådan introducerade han den unge Schefferus i studiet av klassikerna. Han kallades av drottning Kristina till den skytteanska professuren i Uppsala 1647 men avböjde, och rekommenderade istället Schefferus. 1649 kom han ändå till Sverige och Uppsala som professor i vältalighet och 1651 utnämndes han till rikshistoriograf. Samma år återvände han dock till Strassburg och till professorsstolen i historia

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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, &#39;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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        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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        Certamen equestre cæteraque solemnia celebrata Holmiæ svecoreum anno M.

      DC. LXXII, mense decembri cum serenissimus & potentissimus princeps ac dominum Carolus XI aviti regni regimen. Omnium cum applausa capesseret. Stockholm, Joh. Georg. Eberdt, (1685-86). Tvär folio. (4),+ 13 s.+ grav. titelblad,+ 62 grav. planscher, varav 3 utvikbara. Titelbladet uppfodrat på baksidan. Detta liksom nästföljande tre blad, det graverade titelbladet och ett flertal planscher med lagade smårevor. Plansch nummer 54 med stänk, vilket även slagit igenom på nummer 53 och 55, i övrigt enstaka fläckar. Två planscher (nummer 58-59) med veck. De tre utvikbara planscherna helt uppfodrade, den sista med lagad nedre marginal. Sammanbunden med tre extra planscher: Ryttarporträtt av Karl XI, graverad av Jacob Sandrart efter målning av Ehrenstrahl. Nürnberg, (1674). Folio. (455 x 400 mm.) Delvis skuren invid ram, med lätt ramförlust i övre hörn. Vikt. Uppfodrad i innerkant och med lagad reva. Samt: Ryttarporträtt av Karl X Gustav, graverad av Jacob Sandrart efter målning av Ehrenstrahl. (Nürnberg), utan år. Folio. (460 x 400 mm.) Vikt. Delvis skuren invid ram, med lätt ramförlust i övre hörnet. Uppfodrad i kanter och veck, och med lagad reva. Samt: Sjöslagsuppvisningen i Mälaren 28 juni 1673. "Typus pugnae navalis Iudicrae reg. majestatis Sueciae in faucibus lacum Meleri prope Holmiam institutam", graverad av G. C. Eimmart efter målning av Ehrenstrahl. Nürnberg, (1673). Tvär folio, sammansatt av två blad. (275x720 mm.) Helt uppfodrad och med lagade revor, liten textförlust i nedre högra hörnet. Ljusbrunt skinnryggsband från början av 1800-talet, med marmorerade pärmpapper och pergamenthörn, stänksnitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Saknar den tyska texten. Nordin 2005. Collijn sp. 221f. Lindberg, Swedish Books, 30. Klemming, Ur en antecknares samlingar, s. 75. Warmholtz 8000. Första upplagan av David Klöcker Ehrenstrahls avbildningar av de stora festligheter och turneringar som föranleddes av Karl XI tillträde till tronen den 18 december 1672. Ett av den svenska barockens mest praktfulla bokverk. Planscherna är graverade i Nürnberg och Hamburg av Georg Christoph Eimmart efter Ehrenstrahls teckningar. Eimmart har även graverat extraplanchen "Typus pugnae navalis" (även den efter Ehrenstrahl). Denna är ofta bifogad verket och föreställer ett låtsassjöslag mellan kungliga och adliga jakter på Riddarfjärden. Planscherna är troligen graverade före december 1685, frontespisen dock troligen först år 1686. Eberdt i Stockholm har endast tryckt texten till verket och det troligen senare än planscherna. Denna text trycktes på både latin och tyska, med vardera 17 sidor, här återfinns dock endast den latinska. Texten är med stor sannolikhet författad av Samuel Agriconius Åkerhielm (Nordin s. 51.) Samma år som karusellen ägde rum tryckte Wankijff separat en svensk text av Erik Lindschöld: "Le carrosel eller dhen prächtige ringränning", i folio. Den stora karusellen, eller ringränningen, och den stora processionen från slottet längs Drottninggatan och Mäster Samuelsgatan fram till rännarbanan vid Hötorget, som ägde rum dagen efter trontillträdet, var huvudnumret vid festligheterna och upptar 55 av de 62 planscherna. Karusellens deltagare var uppdelade i fyra lag, eller kadriljer; göter, polacker, turkar och "moderna" och deltog i kostbara och rikt utsirade dräkter. David Klöcker (1628-98), adlad Ehrenstrahl 1674, var från Hamburg och kom i svensk tjänst 1659 under Karl X Gustav, Han utnämndes till svensk hovkonterfejare 1661 och blev den ledande konstnären i Sverige under andra halvan av 1600-talet, berömd för sina porträtt och dekormålningar. Georg Christoph Eimmart (1638-1705) i Nürnberg, var svåger till Jacob von Sandrart, och blev 1672 utnämnd till svensk hovgravör på Ehrenstrahls begäran. Han kom aldrig att flytta till Stockholm, men samarbetet dem emellan resulterade både i detta verk, sjöslaget "Typus pugnae navalis" och illustrationerna till Disasagan. Jacob von Sandrart (1630-1708) var gravör och förläggare, och brorson till Joachim von Sandrart, som arbetat för både hertig Karl Gustav och Carl Gustaf Wrangel. Jacob gjorde för svenskt vidkommande framförallt portätt av kungliga familjen, men även gravyrerna i Pufendorfs bok om Gustav II Adolf, "Sechs und zwanzig Bücher der schwedish- und deutschen Kriegs-Geschichte"

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        [Franche Comté] Dole prise dans la premiere conqueste que le Roy a faite de la franche Comté en 1668 [Dôle, taken in the first conquest that the King made in Franche-Comté]

      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 Van Huctenburg and A.F. Baudouinst, after Van der Meulen. Titled in French and Latin. 23 x 55 1/4 inches overall. Painted from life by the artist who accompanied Louis XIV on his campaigns, Adam Frans Van der Meulen depicted in this wonderful panorama a post-battle view of Dôle, the capital of Franche-Comté, and the handsome surrounding region. In it, Louis XIV and his brother survey the city they've won from a hilltop. There is actually no unpleasant evidence of military activity except for some smoke billowing from the far side of Dôle.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 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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        LE NOUVEAU RECUEIL DE CURIOSITEZ RARES & NOUVELLES des plus admirables effets to la nature & de l&#39;art. Compose de quantite de beaux secrets gallans & autres: dont quelques-uns ont ete tirez du cabinet de feu Monsieur le Marquis de l&#39;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&#39;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, 140 x 80 mm, 5½ x 3 inches, engraved additional pictorial title page divided into compartments showing a kitchen, gardening, an artist&#39;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&#39;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.

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        A New Systeme of Geography, designed in a most plain and easy method, for the better understanding of that science. Accommodated with new mapps, of all the ... countreys in the whole world. With geographical tables explaining the divisions in each mapp. By John Seller, hydrographer to the king]

      [London]: Sold at his shop on the West-side of the Royal Exchange, [1685]. Small octavo. (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches). Letterpress text: 1-80 pp.only. 1 engraved additional title, 1 uncoloured engraved plate, with attached volvelle, 30 hand-coloured double-page engraved maps, 28 (of 30) leaves of engraved text (printed recto only, as issued). (Lacking letterpress text leaves after p.80, engraved title cut to plate edge and neatly laid down). Contemporary mottled calf, expertly rebacked to style with the spine in five compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second. The first edition of John Seller&#39;s very rare work: one of the earliest English world atlases. The letterpress title-page confirms that this is the 1685 first edition of Seller&#39;sNew Systeme... Lord Wardington noted that "Seller&#39;s pocket atlases are among the earliest &#39;English&#39; world atlases; they are superior in execution and content to contemporary rivals, such as Jonas Moore&#39;s A New Systeme of the Mathematicks (London, 1681) or Morden&#39;s Geography Rectified (London, 1680, with later editions) and are appreciably rarer, the several editions of the New Systeme extant in only a handful of copies." This assessment is confirmed by OCLC who list only 6 copies of this first edition (Clements Library; Yale, University of Alberta, British Library [2 copies], Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), and by auction records. No copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. Only five copies of any edition of this work are listed as having sold. Lord Wardington&#39;s 1695 edition was withdrawn from the sale and presented to the British Library by Lady Wardington. Seller seems to have sold the atlas in much the same way as the great Dutch composite atlases of the period, as Lord Wardington notes "the New Systeme seems to have been made up to order," a maximum of 110 pages (numbered 1- 30, 33-112) of text is recorded. The number of maps varies: one of "the British Library&#39;s examples originally contained twenty-seven maps (four are missing, and one extra added), while the Library of Congress&#39; example contains fifty-one maps." Contemporary confirmation of Lord Wardington&#39;s suspicions seems to be given here by the early inscription apparently shows that the cost of the book was calculated according to the number of maps it contained, along with the &#39;desc.&#39; or number of text leaves that the purchaser chose to accompany the maps. A comparison with Rodney Shirley&#39;s description of one of the British Library copies (T.Sell-7a, which has only 23 maps) shows that the present example has 11 maps not in the BL copy, but also does not include four maps which are: one of &#39;The XVII Provinces&#39;, a second of &#39;the city of Hamburgh&#39;, a third of &#39;Lesser Tartaria&#39; and a fourth &#39;Morea&#39;. The fullest listing of maps which were offered for inclusion in the various editions of A New Systeme is given by Phillips (vol.IV, # 4267) where a numbered list of the 58 maps in the Library of Congress&#39;s 1690 edition is given. A comparison with that list shows that the present copy includes the following maps (identified by number): 1-3, 7-11, 13-14, 16-21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30-34 and 51. The Phillips list does not include the &#39;A New Mapp of the World&#39; or &#39;A Mapp of the World Shewing what a Clock it is&#39;, &#39;A Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Wales&#39;, &#39;Spaine&#39; - all of which are also in the present atlas. Betz Africa 134; cf. Phillips Atlases III, 3450 (1685 edition with 51 maps) & IV, 4267 (1690 edition with 58 maps) ; cf. Shirley Maps in the Atlas in the British Library T.Sell-7a (23 maps); Shirley World 524 and 525; cf. Wing S2477

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        GEMMAE ET SCULPTURAE ANTIQUAE DEPICTAE... In Latinum versa ab Jacobo Gronovio... Amsterdam, Abrahamum Blootelling, 1685.

      2 voll. in uno. Bella ril. in perg. con decor. impressa ai piatti, tit. manoscr. al dorso, cm 22x17, all?antip. medaglione con ritratto inc. dell?autore, segue incis. con la lupa che allatta i gemelli e stele con il titolo dell?opera, Vol. I: cc. 22 nn., pp 83, alle cc. 16, 17 e 18 tre finiss. inc. a soggetto mitologico, la c. 19 è bianca, seguono 218 tavv inc., front. con stemma; Vol. II: cc. 6 nn., pp 71 con l?errata sul v., seguono 51 tavv inc. Middleton: Ancient Gems p. XII. Ottimo esempl.

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        Opera Quae Exstant

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Blauiana, 1685. Two volumes in four - Volume One - [32], 622pp; Volume Two - 623-1229pp; Volume Three - 574pp and Volume Four - 575-882pp, [218]. Later (late-18thC) full-calf, uniformly bound, raised bands, double contrasting title / volume labels to spines, gilt to compartments and bands, gilt border to covers, all edges marbled with blue paste endpapers. Slightly chipped to head of spines, some minor rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Some light browning to text, but generally quite bright and clean. The title to the third volume is slightly browned from the book label pasted to its reverse. Additional engraved title, with an attractive 1711 book label of Robert Jeffreys pasted to reverse with another of the same book label pasted to reverse of title in volume three. Previous owners name to titles and first pages of text. Attractive Variorum edition of Tacitus containing the notes of Gronovius (See Dibdin (4th ed. II, Page 453). Latin text. Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        Collegium Experimentale, Sive Curiosum. In quo Primaria Seculi superioris Inventa & Experimenta Physico-Mathematica, Speciatim Campanae Urinatoriae, Camerae obscurae, Tubi Torricelliani, seu Baroscopii, Antliae Pneumaticae, Thermometrorum, Hygroscopiorum, Telescopiorum, Microscopiorum &c. Phaenomena & effecta, Partim ab aliis jam pridem exhibita, partim noviter istis superaddita ... ad causas suas naturales demonstrativa methodo reduxit, Quodque nunc Accessione multa ... locupletatum. Secundâ vice publicum adspicere voluit Johannes Christophorus Sturmius ... Teil 2 mit dem Titel: Collegii Experimentalis Sive Curiosi, Pars Secunda. In qua porro Praesentis aevi Experimenta & Inventa Physico-Mathematica compluria, Speciatim Hygrostathmicorum quorundam Instrumentorum, Siphonis Reflexi grandioris, Lachrymarum vitrearum, Clepsydrarum & Clepselaeorum, Tubarum Stentorophonicarum sive Acusticarum, Haemisphaeriorum Magdeburgicorum, Novae Potentiae Mechanicae, Hydriarum Helmontianarum, Sclopeti

      Nürnberg, Endter 1685 -1701. 22 cm. 2 Teile und 2 Anhänge in 1 Band. (24), 168; (20), 256; 122, (12); 116, (6) Seiten mit 4 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln über 200 teils ganzseitigen Textkupfern. Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bd. um 1900 mit Rückenvergoldung - BL German 1601-1700 S3061 (vgl.) - Poggendorff II, 1043 - Wheeler Gift 182 und 199 - VD17 3:007468K (Teil 2) - Teil 1 in zweiter Ausgabe 1701, gedruckt von Adelbulner, mit Anhang: Tentaminum Collegii Curiosi Quaedam Appendices sive Auctaria. Teil 2 in erster Ausgabe mit "Epiostola" von Henry More und Index. Bindefolge in diesem Exemplar: Teil 1; Tentaminum Collegii Curiosi; Teil 2; Henricum Morum Cantabrigiensem Epistola. Hauptwerk des bedeutenden Physikers mit einer Sammlung interessanter Entdeckungen und Erfindungen. Beschrieben werden anderem: Luftschiff, Mikroskop, Fernrohr, Taucherglocke, Luftpumpe, etc. Die Kupfer zeigen unter anderem: Magdeburger Halbkugeln von Otto von Guericke, Lanas Luftschiff und physikalische Demonstrationen und Experimente. Sturm (1635 - 1703), erhielt 1669 an der Universität Altdorf die Professur der Mathematik und Physik, die er, mehrere Rufe nach auswärts ablehnend, bis zu seinem Tode ausübte. Darüber hinaus war er zweimal Rektor der Universität und neunmal Dekan der philosophischen Fakultät. Er war mit berühmten Gelehrten durch wissenschaftlichen Briefwechsel verbunden und gilt als der bedeutendste Vertreter des Cartesianismus in Deutschland (ADB 37, 39). Die ersten und letzten Blätter teils fleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeitsränder und am Rand ergänzt; durch Faksimile ergänzt: Vortitel, Titel, Widmung Blatt 1 - 3, Vorrede Blatt 2 - 4, Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Blatt, Teil 1 Seiten 1 - 16; das letzte Blatt im Rand restauriert und mit Textverlust liegt vollständig in Kopie bei. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Accomplisht Cook, or the Art & Mystery of Cookery

      London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1685. 471 pages. Wherein the whole art is revealed in a more easie and perfect method, than hath been publisht in any language. Expert and ready ways for the dressing of all sorts of flesh, fowl, and fish, with a variety of sauces proper for each of them; and how to raise all manner of pastes; the best directions for all sorts of kickshaws, also the terms of carving and sewing. An exact account of all the dishes for all seasons of the year, with other a-la-mode curiosities. The fifth edition, with large additions throughout the whole work: besides two hundred figures of several forms for all manner of bak&#39;d meats, (either flesh or fish) as, pyes tarts, custards,cheesecakes, and florentines, placed in tables. and directed to the pages they appertain to. Approved by fifty five years experience and industry of Robert May, in his attendance on several persons of great honour. Cagle 868. Bitting 318 calls for four folding plates - these are not present in this copy, also lacks frontispiece. All pages are complete and clean. Kickshaws are mentioned in Shakespear&#39;s Henry IV part 2, act V, scene 1.. Fifth Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A New Systeme of Geography, designed in a most plain and easy method, for the better understanding of that science. Accommodated with new mapps, of all the ... countreys in the whole world. With geographical tables explaining the divisions in each mapp. By John Seller, hydrographer to the king]

      [London]: Sold at his shop on the West-side of the Royal Exchange, [1685]. Small octavo. (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches). Letterpress text: 1-80 pp.only. 1 engraved additional title, 1 uncoloured engraved plate, with attached volvelle, 30 hand-coloured double-page engraved maps, 28 (of 30) leaves of engraved text (printed recto only, as issued). (Lacking letterpress text leaves after p.80, engraved title cut to plate edge and neatly laid down). Contemporary mottled calf, expertly rebacked to style with the spine in five compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second. The first edition of John Seller's very rare work: one of the earliest English world atlases. The letterpress title-page confirms that this is the 1685 first edition of Seller'sNew Systeme... Lord Wardington noted that "Seller's pocket atlases are among the earliest 'English' world atlases; they are superior in execution and content to contemporary rivals, such as Jonas Moore's A New Systeme of the Mathematicks (London, 1681) or Morden's Geography Rectified (London, 1680, with later editions) and are appreciably rarer, the several editions of the New Systeme extant in only a handful of copies." This assessment is confirmed by OCLC who list only 6 copies of this first edition (Clements Library; Yale, University of Alberta, British Library [2 copies], Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), and by auction records. No copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. Only five copies of any edition of this work are listed as having sold. Lord Wardington's 1695 edition was withdrawn from the sale and presented to the British Library by Lady Wardington. Seller seems to have sold the atlas in much the same way as the great Dutch composite atlases of the period, as Lord Wardington notes "the New Systeme seems to have been made up to order," a maximum of 110 pages (numbered 1- 30, 33-112) of text is recorded. The number of maps varies: one of "the British Library's examples originally contained twenty-seven maps (four are missing, and one extra added), while the Library of Congress' example contains fifty-one maps." Contemporary confirmation of Lord Wardington's suspicions seems to be given here by the early inscription apparently shows that the cost of the book was calculated according to the number of maps it contained, along with the 'desc.' or number of text leaves that the purchaser chose to accompany the maps. A comparison with Rodney Shirley's description of one of the British Library copies (T.Sell-7a, which has only 23 maps) shows that the present example has 11 maps not in the BL copy, but also does not include four maps which are: one of 'The XVII Provinces', a second of 'the city of Hamburgh', a third of 'Lesser Tartaria' and a fourth 'Morea'. The fullest listing of maps which were offered for inclusion in the various editions of A New Systeme is given by Phillips (vol.IV, # 4267) where a numbered list of the 58 maps in the Library of Congress's 1690 edition is given. A comparison with that list shows that the present copy includes the following maps (identified by number): 1-3, 7-11, 13-14, 16-21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30-34 and 51. The Phillips list does not include the 'A New Mapp of the World' or 'A Mapp of the World Shewing what a Clock it is', 'A Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Wales', 'Spaine' - all of which are also in the present atlas. Betz Africa 134; cf. Phillips Atlases III, 3450 (1685 edition with 51 maps) & IV, 4267 (1690 edition with 58 maps) ; cf. Shirley Maps in the Atlas in the British Library T.Sell-7a (23 maps); Shirley World 524 and 525; cf. Wing S2477

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        Poems by several hands, and on several occasions

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

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        [Livres à Figures] Isaaci Vossii variarum observationum liber

      Londini (Londres): apud Robertum Scott, 1685. relié. in 4 (23,5x18,5cm). Edition originale. Illustrée de quelques figures. Brunet V, 1374. Parchemin contemporain, dos muet. Rousseurs pâles page de titre. Vossius (1618-1689) fut un de ces érudits huguenots qui émigra en Angleterre où il fut chanoine de Windsor , il disposait là de la meilleure bibliothèque privée du monde. Il deviendra en outre un des fournisseurs de livres pour la reine Christine de Suède. Cet ouvrage constitue le résultat de ses recherches dans de nombreux domaines, notamment l&#146;antiquité, pour laquelle Vossius était prisé et reconnu (observations sur Rome, Alexandrie, Babylonne&#133;) mais également les écritures, Virgile, Tertullien, les voyages aux indes et au Japon, sur les juifs&#133; - apud Robertum Scott, Londini (Londres) _1685, in 4 (23,5x18,5cm), (8) 397pp., Un Vol. relié. - Livres à Figures Un Vol. relié

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        Theoria et Praxis Artilleriae. Oder: deutliche Beschreibung, der bey itziger Zeit bräuchlichen Artillerie, nebenst andern Neuen, und in Praxi fundirten Maniren, zu mehrern Unterricht alles durch Vorstellung der nötigen Risse erklähret. (1.-) 3. Theil. (3 Bde).

      Nürnberg, Christian Sigmund Froberg, 1685 (1683). Folio. Contemp. full vellum. Back nearly gone. Somewhat worn. Stamp on titlepage.3 engraved frontispiece, 3 printed titles. (10),88,(4);(6),94,(6);56 pp. and 46 (of 47, lacking No 11 in vol. 2) engraved plates. First frontispiece and 5 plates in vol. 1 loose with tears and frayed, some traces of use, esp. to vol. 1. At end inserted a handwritten manuscript with pyrotechnical receipts, 16 pp. folio, in 2 hands, 18th century.. First collected edition of all three parts. (Part 1 dated 1685- part 2: 1683 - part 3: 1685). This large work on all aspects of artillery, deals in the first part with canons, their borings and construction etc., the second part with "Luft=Lusst=Wasser=und Ernst=Feuern, alles in Praxi, der vornehmsten Haupt=Regeln genauen Observationibus fundirt.." (own titlepage), and the third part with the making of gunpowder. - Chris Philip: A Bibliography of Firework Books, B 290.1

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        The Court-Keeper's Guide For the Keeping of Courts Leet and Courts Baron. . .Seventh Edition

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

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        Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joan. Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica. Editio Secunda. Wing F1291

      The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century and surviving in but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition. Early 1/4 calf, crudely rebacked, some foxing; a usable copy only. Typis S.R. Prostant apud H. Twyford [and others] [etc.], London, 1685.

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        Cryptomenysis Patefacta; Or the Art of Secret Information Disclosed Without a Key. Containing, Plain and Demonstrative Rules, for Decyphering all Manner of Secret Writing. With Exact Methods, for Resolving Secret Information by Signs or Gestures, or in Speech. As also an Inquiry into the secret ways of Conveying Written Messages: And the Several Mysterious Proposals for Secret Information, mentioned by Trithemius, ect.

      London, Daniel Brown, 1685. Small8vo. Bound to style in a later very nice full sprinckled calf with small embossed vignettes to corners of front and back boards. Embossed lines to edges of boards and six compartments to spine. Red leather title label with gilt lettering to spine. Title-page with a few small nicks to right margin, not affecting text. Light soiling throughout. A fine and attractive copy. (24), 180 pp.. Rare first edition of Falconer's book on cryptography which constitutes the first adequate English handbook of cryptology; it furthermore seems to present the earliest illustration of keyed columnar transposition. It is the second English publication on the subject but the first work containing practical information. "The second English book on the subject excelled, and its high quality is all the more surprising when one considers that John Falconer had written Cryptomenysis Patefacta in France some thirty years before its first publication in 1685." (Leeuw, The history of Information Security, p. 303). It has been stated that Falconer was greatly influenced by John Wilkins's Mercury [1641], the first English work on the subject. This is, however, not entirely true; Wilkins' work has "a certain air of unreality" about it; he borrowed knowledge from earlier volumes and puffed it out with his own hypothesizing, which seems never to have been deflated by contact with the bruising actuality of solving cryptograms that he himself had not made up. Up until Falconer the literature was all theory and no practice (Kahn, The Code Breakers, P. 156)."Falconer also gave what seems to be the earliest illustration of keyed columnar transposition, a cipher that is today the primary and most widely used transposition cipher, having served (with modifications) for French military ciphers, Japanese diplomatic superencipherments, and Soviet spy ciphers." (Leeuw, p. 303).Falconer's approach was that of practical coding and cryptography, which probably was a product of his profession as the private cipher of King James II. "In the middle of the 17th-century, the first adequate English handbook of cryptology was finally written [The present work]; the second edition in 1692 may be an indication that Falconer's work was in demand even forty years after its redaction." (Leeuw, p. 303). Only very little is known about John Falconer except that he was a distant relative of the Scottish philosopher David Hume and "was reportedly entrusted with the private cipher of the future King James II, and died in France while following James into temporary exile there." (Kahn, The Code Breakers, P. 155)

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        A treatise of algebra, both historical and practical. Shewing, The Original, Progress, and Advancement thereof, from time to time, and by what Steps it hath attained to the Heighth at which now it is. With some Additional Treatises, I. Of the Cono-Cuneus; being a Body representing in part a Conus, in part a Cuneus. II. Of Angular Sections; and other things relating there-unto, and to Trigonometry. III. Of the Angle of Contact; with other things appertaining to the Composition of Magnitudes, the Inceptives of Magnitudes, and the Composition of Motions, with the Results thereof. IV. Of Combinations, Alternations, and Aliquot Parts.London: John Playford for Richard Davis, 1685. First edition.

      "Wallis' last great mathematical book was <i>Treatise of Algebra, Both Historical and Practical</i> (1685), the fruit of many years' labor. As its title suggests, it was to combine a full exposition of algebra with its history, a feat never previously attempted by any author. The book was Wallis' only major mathematical work to be published in the vernacular ...<br/><br/> "Of the 100 chapters, the first fourteen trace the history of the subject up to the time of Viète, with emphasis on the development of mathematical notation ... <br/><br/> After an insertion concerning the application of algebra to geometry and geometrical interpretations of algebraic facts (chapters 64 - 72, including an attempt to give a representation of imaginary numbers), Wallis devoted the final twenty-eight chapters to a subject that one would hardly look for in a book on algebra today: a discussion of the methods of exhaustion and of indivisibles, again with reference to the <i>Arithmetica infinitorum</i> [1656]. Thus the new methods were still considered as an extension of an old subject rather than as a wholly new field of mathematics.<br/><br/> "The <i>Algebra</i> also includes an exposition of the method of infinite series and the first printed account of some of Newton's pioneering results. Wallis had long been afraid that foreigners might claim the glory of Newton's achievements by publishing some of his ideas as their own before Newton himself had done so. He therefore repeatedly warned his younger colleague at Cambridge not to delay but to leave perfection of his methods to later editions ...<br/><br/> "A part from some editions of Greek mathematical classics, the Algebra with its several supplementary treatises- <i>Cono-Cuneus</i> (a study in analytic three-dimensional geometry), <i>Angular Sections, Angle of Contact, and Combinations, Alternations, and Aliquot Parts</i> -marked the end of the stream of mathematical works ...<br/><br/> "Wallis helped shape over half a century of mathematics in England. He bore the greatest share of all the efforts made during this time to raise mathematics to the eminence it enjoyed on the Continent. The center of mathematical research and of the 'new science' in Galileo's time lay in Italy. It then shifted northward, especially to France and the Netherlands. Because of Wallis' preparative work and Newton's genius, it rested in Britain for a while, until through the influence of Leibniz, the Bernoullis, and Euler it moved back to the Continent." (DSB). <br/><br/> Wing W613; Honeyman 3086; Stanitz 449.. Folio (318 x 196 mm), contemporary calf, covers a bit worn and scratched, capitals with skillful repairs, fully complete: engraved portrait of Wallis by Loggan (bound slightly askew and just trimmed in outer margin towards the top), pp [xx, including 'A Proposal about Printing ...'] 374 [iv] 17 [i:blank] 176 [ii] 17 (p 175,176 misnumbered as p 75-76) and 10 engraved folding plates. A very good copy

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        A Perfect Copy of all Summons of the Nobility to the Great Councils and Parliaments of this Realm, from the XLIX [Year] of King Henry the III, Until these present Times. Wing D2491

      The last work of Dugdale, of whom David Douglas observed that the "study of English medieval scholars between 1660 and 1730 should begin with his great and honoured name", beginning with the famed Parliament summoned in 1265; one of 700 copies. Contemporary calf, rubbed and a little dusty, but a very good copy. Printed by S.R. for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1685.

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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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        A set of 52 Playing Cards.

      (Augsburg, 1685). The set is without title but comprising all the cards. Engraved from copperplates. The cards are all mounted on 52 leaves of early 18th Century paper which are bound in a hcalf from around 1700 with gilt back. First hinge repaired. Book measuring 120x82 mm. The cards are shaved to the framing, which is intact, measuring 93x52 mm. A few brownspots but in fine condition due to the protection from the binding.. Johann Stridbeck (the Younger) made this series called "Berümte Männer", which comprises warriors, philosophers, other celebrities and poets, -e.g. the A's (As) are Homer, Solon, Romulus and Lÿsias. Each card has a portrait head in a round medallion at the top, and a description in German below. The designating numerals are placed in the upper right corners. - An extremely scarce set of the so-called Learning-Cards ("Lehrkarten"), invented by the Franciscan monk Thomas Murner in the beginning of the 16th Century. This type of cards became very popular during the 16th and 17th Centuries. It is depicted and described in: Hargrave. A History of Playing Cards. A Bibliography of Cards and Gaming p. 109

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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

      Briand 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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        Anticluverius.

      Sive scriptum breve, Johanni Cluverio dantisco-borusso oppositum: gentis gothicæ originem et antiquissimam in Scandia vel Scandinavia sedem vindicans, ut & ejusdem De hyperboreis. Dissertatio brevis. Opuscula posthuma indice aucta. Sthlm, sumtibus & typis H. Keysers, 1685. 8:o. (4),169,(23) s. Trevligt halvpergamentbd med handtextad titeltext på ryggen och tegelfärgade pärmsidor (Johanna Röjgård och Lars Laurentii). Lätt bruntonad inlaga med några spridda småfläckar. Första arket med en fuktrand upp- och nedtill och de avslutande bladen med en fuktfläck upptill. Liten bläckfläck på titelbladet. Ställvis lite snävt skuren i nedre marginalen.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 884. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1323. Utgavs av Johan Hadorph. I Philippus Cluverius skrift "Germania antiqua" från 1616 hade hävdats att goternas hemvist inte var Skandinavien utan snarare Preussen och Kassuben (ungefär nordöstra Pommern). Stiernhielm såg sig självfallet tvungen att vederlägga dessa blasfemiska påståenden, men blev inte nöjd med resultatet och lät arbetet ligga. Manuskriptet återfanns bland Stiernhielms efterlämnade papper liksom avhandlingen "De Hyperboreis" som också den här utges för första gången. Schück spekulerar i "Kgl Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien. Dess förhistoria och historia", III, att Hadorph valde att ge ut de båda texterna för att visa att Rudbecks idéer i "Atlantican" inte var så originella som berömmet gjorde gällande

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        Missale Romanum, Ex Dexcreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum. Pij V. Pont. Max. Jussu Editum, et Clementis VIII. Primum, Nunc Denuo Urbani Papae Octavi Auctoritate Recognitum; Additis Etiam Missis Sanctorum, Ab Innocento X. Alexandro VII. [...]

      Lugduni: Petrum Guillimin & Antonium Beaujollin, 1685.. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to "[...]Clemente IX. Clemente X. & Innocentio XI. recens concessis, suisque locis insertis". 4to, later (19th century) binding by Leicester and son, Worcester, black calf, gilt decorations, marbled endpapers. crudely repaired spine. front board bowed.A.E.G. very good. Manuscript annotation to top of title page reads " Ex Libris Richardi Brathwait". pp[xxxv], 643, CXXV (misprinted, should be cxxvi),[3], 2, [4] .copper plate engraving to title page, 8 full page engravings, engraved capital letters, printed in black and red, pages of music. Latin text. The final four pages consists of a pamphlet tipped-in (Supplementum ad missale romanum), issued by Carolus Ramaten V.A , which would date it to the latter end of the 18th century (Bishop Charles Walmesley,1722-1797, Bishop of Rama, Vicar Apostolic of the Western District of England)This, along with the Worcester link and the name Brathwait points to a possible English recusant connection.

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