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2013-06-11 17:55:42
Gaspar Adriaensz van Wittel detto VANVITELLI (Amersfoort 1653 ? Roma 1736)
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 l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Yelets
2013-06-11 17:55:42
Gaspar Adriaensz van Wittel detto VANVITELLI (Amersfoort 1653 ? Roma 1736)
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 460x230. 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 l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Yelets
2013-06-10 12:52:23
Joachim von SANDRART (Francoforte 1606 - Norimberga 1688)
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
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-10 08:37:52
PAULLINI, Christian Franz (1643-1712). -
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport
2013-06-07 14:55:32
Redi Francesco
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".
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-07 12:00:57
Archimedis ( Archimede )
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
Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl
2013-06-07 10:10:08
DUFOUR, P.S.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-06 19:27:44
TRIONFETTI, G.B.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-06 15:49:06
LISTER, M.
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-05-10 01:28:39
Dugdale, William
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
Bookseller: Barter Books
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Marius, Johann
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.
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat
2013-02-23 17:51:54
(SPEGEL, HAQUIN)
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"
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström
2013-02-11 22:51:38
TAYLOR, Brook.
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 intersectio … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-02-02 21:53:33
(SPEGEL, HAQUIN)
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström
2013-01-27 19:02:27
Simon van Leeuwen
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.
Bookseller: Pazzo Books
2013-01-05 17:00:27
AGOSTINI Leonardo
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.
Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra
2013-01-05 12:07:59
Taciti, C. Cornelii (Tacitus, Cornelius)
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.
Bookseller: Temple Rare Books
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2012-12-28 03:40:48
[FALCONER, JOHN]. - [THE FIRST ADEQUATE ENGLISH HANDBOOK OF CRYPTOLOGY]
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 wh … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2012-12-24 03:44:15
Dugdale, William
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.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2012-12-24 03:44:15
WALLIS, John.
"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 . … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2012-12-23 21:41:04
Nantucket)
[Dukes County], 1685. 2 pp. manuscript deed of sale with later addendum (August 20, 1693) on verso. SIGNED as witnesses by Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Starbuck ("Signed, Sealed, & delivered / in presence of / Mary Starbuck / Nathaniell Starbuck") and sealed with red wax; SIGNED with "his mark" by "Harrie Wapaskowit, alias Mr. Harrie"; acknowledged before Governor Mayhew, June 2, 1686 and "Entered for the Records for Dukes County in fol: 14: this 5th of August, 1686. Matt. Mayhew Regit"; Docketed at lower margin "Nashawamoias: bounded by foot path". Addendum SIGNED ("Jacob Washman") and with "her mark" by Natuckquanum. Folio. Crease marks, some soiling; one small hole and scuffing to verso. In double-sided frame. 2 pp. manuscript deed of sale with later addendum (August 20, 1693) on verso. SIGNED as witnesses by Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Starbuck ("Signed, Sealed, & delivered / in presence of / Mary Starbuck / Nathaniell Starbuck") and sealed with red wax; SIGNED with "his mark" by "Harrie Wapaskowit, alias Mr. Harrie"; acknowledged before Governor Mayhew, June 2, 1686 and "Entered for the Records for Dukes County in fol: 14: this 5th of August, 1686. Matt. Mayhew Regit"; Docketed at lower margin "Nashawamoias: bounded by foot path". Addendum SIGNED ("Jacob Washman") and with "her mark" by Natuckquanum. Folio. EARLY MARTHA'S VINEYARD LAND DEED, WITNESSED AND SIGNED BY NANTUCKET'S "GREAT WOMAN," MARY COFFIN STARBUCK A document of the utmost scarcity and interest, SIGNED by Nantucket's spiritual leader and first mother of the great Starbuck and Coffin whaling dyna … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-12-23 21:41:04
Nantucket)
[Dukes County], 1685. 2 pp. manuscript deed of sale with later addendum (August 20, 1693) on verso. SIGNED as witnesses by Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Starbuck ("Signed, Sealed, & delivered / in presence of / Mary Starbuck / Nathaniell Starbuck") and sealed with red wax; SIGNED with "his mark" by "Harrie Wapaskowit, alias Mr. Harrie"; acknowledged before Governor Mayhew, June 2, 1686 and "Entered for the Records for Dukes County in fol: 14: this 5th of August, 1686. Matt. Mayhew Regit"; Docketed at lower margin "Nashawamoias: bounded by foot path". Addendum SIGNED ("Jacob Washman") and with "her mark" by Natuckquanum. Folio. Crease marks, some soiling; one small hole and scuffing to verso. In double-sided frame. 2 pp. manuscript deed of sale with later addendum (August 20, 1693) on verso. SIGNED as witnesses by Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Starbuck ("Signed, Sealed, & delivered / in presence of / Mary Starbuck / Nathaniell Starbuck") and sealed with red wax; SIGNED with "his mark" by "Harrie Wapaskowit, alias Mr. Harrie"; acknowledged before Governor Mayhew, June 2, 1686 and "Entered for the Records for Dukes County in fol: 14: this 5th of August, 1686. Matt. Mayhew Regit"; Docketed at lower margin "Nashawamoias: bounded by foot path". Addendum SIGNED ("Jacob Washman") and with "her mark" by Natuckquanum. Folio. EARLY MARTHA'S VINEYARD LAND DEED, WITNESSED AND SIGNED BY NANTUCKET'S "GREAT WOMAN," MARY COFFIN STARBUCK A document of the utmost scarcity and interest, SIGNED by Nantucket's spiritual leader and first mother of the great Starbuck and Coffin whaling dyna … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-12-23 04:59:21
FOUQUET (Mme) et [Mme de MONTESPAN]
Lyon, chez Jean Certé, 1685, pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, bel exemplaire (Ex-libris XIXe E.C. de la Noue). Une des éditions les plus complètes de ce célèbre recueil de recettes, de remèdes et formules secrètes de médicaments, publié pour la première fois en 1678, et qui serait dû à Mme Fouquet fille du contrôleur général des finances Maupeou et mère du non moins fameux surintendant Fouquet. Elle est restée célèbre pour avoir guéri la Reine de ses convulsions. Certains prétendent que Mme de Montespan serait pour beaucoup dans ces formules secrètes et que ses pratiques de sorcellerie bien connues se ressentiraient fortement dans ces remèdes en question. Toutefois cette thèse est réfutée par le libraire Dorbon. ¶ Dorbon 1712 (autre édition) - Caillet 4122 (ne cite pas cette édition).
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2012-12-22 18:41:54
STIERNHIELM, GEORG.
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 tvungen att vederlägga dessa blasfemiska påståenden, men blev inte nöjd med resultatet och lät arbetet ligga. Manuskriptet återfanns bland hans 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.
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2012-12-22 16:01:24
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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.
Bookseller: Hava Books
2012-08-18 11:39:17
Italienische Literatur - Redi, Francesco.
Firenze, Piero Matini, 1685. 23,3x18 cm. 4 Bl., 46 S., 1 Bl., 264 S. Titelb. in Rot/Schwarz, mit einer gestoch. Vignette. Grüner Lederband des 18. Jhdts. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Simon 1268. - Gamba 827. - Erstausgabe. - Francesco Redi (1626-1697), Leibarzt von Cosmio III singt in seinen Versen ein Loblied auf die toskanischen Weine, im Anhang beschreibt er nebst anderen Getränken die Schokolade, ausserdem verfasste er in einem Vers ein Candiero-Rezept. - (Einband fleckig und berieben. Seitenränder etwas fleckig). - Breitrandiges Exemplar. Sprache: italienisch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Zürich, ZH, Switzerland]
2012-07-13 11:54:01
SPONTONE CIRO (SPONCIR OTTONE)
appresso Leonardo Pittoni,, Venezia, 1685. In 8?(210x160). Occhietto, frontespizio in rosso e nero, ritratto dell'imperatore Leopoldo I, "Leopoldo Augustissimo imperatore de romani" in rame. Belle testatine e finalini silografici, capilettera istoriati. Pagg. (24), 166, (2); 7 splendide tavole f. t. incise finemente in rame, ripiegate pi? volte, raffiguranti: una carta geografica della Germania - Ungheria, la citt? di Albaregale, Vicegrado, Novigradi, Vacia, Nayfel, Eperies. Piena pergamena semirigida coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ottimo esemplare genuino, con note a stampa al margine, in bella impressione e veste tipografica, stampato su carta vergellata. Lieve alone al margine inf. nella seconda met? del tomo. Opera alquanto rara; non repertoriata nelle biblioteche italiane, repertoriati solo poche copie in Germania, Canada, Australia. Francisci Szechenyi, 1799: Catalogo Bibliothecae Hungaricae pag. 364. Storia.
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini [Verona, VR, Italy]
2012-06-30 10:27:38
BEUGHEM CORNELIUS.
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]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-06-30 01:02:09
Simon, Richard]
Printed for Henry Faithorne, London 1685 - 8vo [12],271pp Subtitle: Wherein is handled according to the Laws, both Ancient and Modern, whatsoever concerns matters Beneficial, the Regale, Investitures, Nominations, and other Rights attributed to Princes / Written in French by a Learned Priest. And now done into English. Complete publisher's i mprint: Printed for Henry Faithorne and John Kersey, at the Rose in St. Pau 's Church-Yard, and Samuel Smith at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church -Yard. Halkett & Laing III, 87; originally published at Frankfurt in 1684 ( and in 1709) under the pseudonym "Jerome a Costa". Uncredited English translation. Very rare. Bound in full dark brown calf, covers ruled and decorated in blind; plain endpapers. Good+ (some general external wear and rubbing, particularly to spine and corners; some internal browning and foxing, few leaves wrinkled and creased). Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Arundel Books
2012-06-28 09:51:08
Seutter, Mathaus
Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2012-06-23 18:51:37
JAMES II (PEPYS, Samuel)
1st.ed., 8vo., title + 1 (blank) + 220 pp., title and first page printed in red and black, some foxing mainly on early pages but a good copy in contemporary panelled calf, hinges cracked but firm, recent morocco label. London, n.p., printed anno 1685. Wing J381 showing only three copies in the U.K. at the British Library, Guildhall Library and Magdalene College, Cambridge with four in North America. A rare work in commerce; Samuel Pepys was named as first Master of the Trinity House in 1685 on its receipt of a new Royal Charter - ìand make our trusty and well beloved Samuel Pepys Esquire, Secretary of our Admiralty of England, to be the first and present Master of the said Guild.î (pp.9-10). A reprint appeared in 1715. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Chaucer Head [Ludlow, Shropshire, United Kingdom]
2012-06-22 23:46:27
LEMERY, Nicolas. (ANTOINE JOSEPH D'EMERY).:
Leiden (suivant la copie de Paris), Pierre van der Aa, 1685.. Ouvrage tres utile & necessaire a toutes sortes de personnes, pour la conservation de leur vie. Experimentez & composez par le Sieur d'Emery. SECOND EDITION, 1685, printed in Holland, (first was 1684), much enlarged, revised and corrected, in 2 parts, the second part with its own title page, French text, 12mo, 140 x 80 mm, 5½ x 3 inches, engraved additional pictorial title page divided into compartments showing a kitchen, gardening, an artist's studio, and the laboratory of an alchemist, plus 8 engraved plates by A. Schoonebeek, pages [8], 398, [40]; 441-648, [16], bound in full antique leather, 4 raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title to spine, all edges speckled red. Covers slightly worn with surface crazing, slight wear to corners, spine rubbed with some loss to gilt decoration, leather on raised bands just slightly chipped, hinges just starting to crack at top and bottom, small bookplate on front pastedown, small piece torn from 1 lower margin, white line to 1 plate (printing flaw), contents very clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy . First published in Paris in 1674 with the title Recueil de curiositez rares et nouvelles... also as a 12mo but with only 394 pages, it is attributed by most libraries and reference books to French apothecary and physician Nicolas Lemery (1645-1715) but by some to Antoine Joseph Emery. It covers a great range of "secrets" including cooking recipes and the conservation of meat and fish, fruit, flowers, wine and vinegar, recipes for cosmetics a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2012-06-21 20:27:29
Fouquet Madama
a spese d Emanuele Massi s.d. [1685], in Cuneo - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Buon esemplare. Secondo Caillet (n. 4123): Ce préceux recueil de formules et de recettes secrètes de médicaments pour la guérison de tout les maux est universellement reputé et jouit encore actuellement d un certain succés . 12mo (cm. 13,3), 12 cc.nn., 497(1) pp., 14 cc.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member [Italy]
2012-06-17 20:01:06
Monterchi, Giuseppe.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Wetstein, 1685.. (20), 168 SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 1 gest. Münztafel und 22 ganz. Münzkupfern im Text. (Beigebunden) II: Bellorio, Giovanni Pietro. Selecti nummi duo Antoniniani, quorum primus anni novi auspicia, alter Commodum & Annium verum caesares exhibet. Ex bibliotheca emin. principis Camilli Cardinalis maximi. Ebd., 1685. 51, (1) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit 2 Münzkupfern. Schlichter pergamentfarbener Pappband über Holzdeckeln um 1900. Gr.-12mo.. Erste lateinische Ausgabe. - Von Giuseppe Monterchi (geb. um 1630), einem "in der Müntz-Wissenschaft sehr erfahrne[n] Antiquarius zu Rom" (Jöcher), besorgter Katalog seltener Münzen aus der Sammlung des Juristen und Kardinals Gaspero Carpegna (1625-1714). Erschien zuvor 1679 in Rom als "Scelta de medaglioni piu rari"; aus dem Italienischen übertragen von J. H. Wetstein. - II: Dritte Ausgabe (EA 1671 Rom). Die behandelten antoninischen Münzen zeigen Hadrian (Neujahrsmünze) bzw. Marc Aurels Söhne Commodus und den jungverstorbenen M. Annius Verus. - Giampietro Bellori (1613-96) "made a living as an antiquarian and was one of the first professional researchers in contemporary art [...] Bellori became a prominent archaeologist and art expert and in a joint effort with the artist and engraver Pietro Santo Bartoli (1635-1700) he would publish several archaeological monographs [...] In 1670 he was appointed Antiquario di Roma by Pope Clement X [...] Bellori maintained close connections with France, was a close friend of Poussin and was rewarded by Colbert for his … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2012-06-15 09:55:04
De La Fontaine. Sold As Is.
Amsterdam, Henry Desbordes, 1685. SOLD AS IS: 2 volumes bound in one with two title pages. Elaborate, detailed engravings for each fable done by de Hooge. All edges gilt. Resewn with a 20th century leather spine printed in gold letters. (see photo)with original marbled end paper bound in and original boards. There is singe damage to the top edge of both boards. The pages overall are slightly discolored and show a very minor amount of foxing which is from the ink in the text printing. What appears to be either a frontis or half title is trimmed and attached to an older leaf which is laid in. Hence collation: Volume One: Decorative title (laid-in) Title page, Advertisement (7 pages) followed by a Preface (5 pages) followed by a Table (2 pages) Then begins the tales numbered pages 1-236. Page 29-30 being a single leaf has a horizontal 3 inch tear just below the engraving and just before the text. There are no pages or leaves between Volume I and II. Hence, I believe a blank leaf is missing. Volume II: Collation: Title page, Preface (7 pages) LACKS first leaf of text which would have been pages 1-2 (the first leaf) Hence volume II starts with page 3. Being pages 3-216. Pages number 167-168, a single leaf is missing. The final 5 leaves are darkened at the top edge from result of singe. Thus all together 3 leaves are missing: 1st blank or possible illustrated title page of volume II, the first leaf of the text of volume II being pages 1-2, and pages 167-168, a single leaf. Hence there are 4 pages of text lacking, one of which probably had an engraving. [Attributes: First Edition; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Bookstall [Richmond, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-14 16:38:36
LISTER, M.
1685. 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. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk
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2012-06-06 09:54:20
ROSSI GIO DOMENICO.
per Steffano Curti,, In Venetia, 1685. Cm. 15,5, pp. (12) 161 (5). Frontespizio ed alcuni titoli fra le preliminari in rosso e nero. Leg. in cart. antico rimontato. Alcune annotazioni ms. antiche all'occhietto, un alone chiaro al margine di alcune carte centrali e qualche altro minore segno d'uso. Manca l'ultima carta (d'indice). Esemplare comunque marginoso (in barbe) e genuino. Edizione originale ed unica, piuttosto rara in cui si tratta dei costumi e le usanze nuziali dei popoli al tempo conosciuti di tutti i continenti. Non presente in molte bibliografie consultate; cfr. Piantanida (n. 89): "Interessante operetta". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2012-06-06 07:30:34
Gracian, Lorenzo. translated by Giovanni Pietro Cattaneo
Appresso Nicolo Pezzanna, Venetia, 1685. 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. ; 312 pages; Printer's device to the title. Double columned type - minor foxing and worming. 1 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2012-06-03 12:36:26
Shakespeare, William
Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, at the Anchor in the New Exchange, The Crane in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, London, 1685. The fourth and final of the 17th century Folios in which Shakespeare's plays were first collected. First State, without Chiswell's name in the publisher's imprint on the title-page. Contemporary full paneled calf, expertly rebacked in period style. The boards are scuffed and worn at the edges [most pronounced at the lower corners]. The first leaf, with the frontispiece portrait on the verso over a few lines of verse, is provided in facsimile. The title-page has been laid down with loss in the upper left corner to the first five letters of 'Comedies' and all but four or five letters of the Author's name [all of which were supplied long ago in manuscript facsimile]. The upper left corner of the dedication leaf [A1 of the preliminaries] has been similarly repaired with loss on the recto of only 10 or so letters in the first line [again supplied]. The top quarter of the page has been reinforced with paper on the verso, covering up the last eight lines of the Dedication [which have been rewritten in ink]. A repaired tear to the upper left corner of A2 affects only the typographical border on the recto. There is a one-inch square section of loss to the lower fore corner of the preliminaries and the first five leaves of text. On the preliminaries, it has been repaired with loss only to the typographical border. On the rectos of A1 through A5 of the text, there is loss to four-and-a-half catchwords only. On … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-01 11:30:09
Mackenzie, Sir George
Printed by T[homas].B[roun], London 1685 - Third Edition. 89pp. 1 vols. Small 12mo. Wickedness is Hard Work. With the bookplate of the Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes on the front pastedown, and inscribed on the first blank to his father: "F.B. Sanbborn to Anson Phelps Stokes. October 1903." F.B. Sanborn was friend and editor of Henry David Thoreau. Mackenzie was king's advocate during the period the period of covenanting persecution, and, according tot he DNB, his career as a public prosecutor"can only be defended if in law, as in love and war, 'all things are fair.'" He is known to this day in Scotland as "Bloody Mackenzie." Mackenzie's little essay in moral philosophy - whose basic argument is that it it much more inconvenient and harder work to be wicked - was first printed in 1667 (Wing M 181). Subsequent editions were incorporated into his book, Moral Gallantry, with a separate title-page. Wing M178 In a very attractive binding of full crushed red levant morocco, by BRADSTREET. Small slip pasted over name of a previous owner on flyleaf [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
2012-05-30 22:23:06
Woodhead, Abraham
Printed at the Theater, Oxford, 1685. Contemporary leather binding with gilt on red leather spine label. Tips rubbed with a little loss of leather. 4 cm split in leather at base of front hinge, otherwise a silid binding with no broken strings. Spine in 5 compartments. Some names etc on endpapers. Internally a fresh clean copy. [viii], 342 pp. plus Supplenda. A respectable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Church Green Books PBFA [Witney, OXON, United Kingdom]
2012-05-30 22:23:06
D. (P.)
Printed for Dorman Newman, 1685. FIRST EDITION, woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut portraits in the text, text printed in black letter, browned, one leaf with tear repaired with the loss of a couple of letters from the running title, other leaves with marginal repairs or tears without loss (apart from the '3' of the final page number), pp. [xvi, including initial blank], 143, [1], small 8vo, original sheep, rebacked, corners worn, various Scottish ownership inscriptions (see below), sound. Apparently the only edition of this somewhat crude and rather scarce production. The last 2 pages of the preliminaries list Books published by Newman, both 'Large and Small Histories', a good proportion of which seem not to have survived. The address to the Reader is signed P.D., although it is said to express 'the hearty Desire of the Publisher.' Early inscription on recto of first leaf: 'Ja Thomson his Book and no oyrs [?yours] but his.' 'Price 14 shillings Scots' on rear fly-leaf with signature James Knox opposite. Paper label on front fly-leaf with inscription presenting the volume to Campbeltown Free Library by a Mr. Mollison in 1901, and the book-plate of the library inside the front cover. The library was the gift of James Hall of Killean & Tangy (1823-1904), chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company. (ESTC R27282, 7 copies, 4 in the UK, 3 in the US; Wing D78) [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2012-05-29 22:17:17
TORRE, G.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2012-05-26 14:49:23
VAN HELMONT, F. M. [Franciscus Mercurius] .
J. C. and Freeman Collins for Robert Kettlewel, London, 1685. Hardcover, 8vo. (xvi) +1 - 127 [128] 1 - 215 [216]pp. Errata on final leaf. Two plates between pages 18 & 19 and 22 & 23 of the second part. Contemporary blindstamped calf boards, recently rebacked with a leather title-label. Later endpapers. Francis Mercurius Van Helmont (1614 - 1699 CE), was a son of the renowned Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician, Jean Baptiste Van Helmont (1577 - 1644), whose works he edited and published. He was well known in the European intellectual world of his time, and became the tutor and friend to Leibniz (who wrote his epitaph). He was also friendly with the Cambridge Platonists, notably Henry More and the remarkable Anne Conway, who he introduced to Kabbalism (in Platonised form) and Quakerism, and whose work he also published. Francis Mercurius was profoundly interested in the Kabbalah, and it is now generally acknowledged that he was extensively involved with Knorr von Rosenroth in the publication of the collection of Kabblisitic text that were translated into Latin as the Kabbala Denudata (1677-78), a work which became the main resource on the Kabbalah for Hermetic Kabbalists for centuries to come. The 'Paradoxal Discourses,' is essentially a series of philosophical / theological / medical / scientific essays. They clearly demonstrate a world-view in which everything is both a vital living object or entity in it's own right, as well as a part of an ever evolving greater whole, with the influence of Kabbalistic and neo-Platonic thought particularly evident in the Fourth … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc. [Cape Neddick, ME, U.S.A.]
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