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        Somatolomia Anthropologica, Seu Corporis Humani Fabrica Methodice Divisa, & Controversarum Quaestionum Discussionibnus Illustrata

      Disbound, uncut. Several leaves loose. Lower section of engraved title trimmed [without loss]. Lower corner of printed title torn away without loss. Plates spotted with some dampstaining [First Edition] Folio 340mm x 200mm (13" x 8"). 120pp. Engraved title [dated 1685], 28 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces and initials.

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        The Gentlemans Recreation. In Two Parts. The First being an Encyclopedy of the Arts and Sciences... The Second Part, Treats of Horsmanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing, and Agriculture. With a Short Treatise of Cock-Fighting; for the Breeding, Dyetting, Ordering, Matching, and Fighting them. All which are collected from the most authentick authors, and the many gross errors therein corrected, with great enlargements, made by those well experienced in the said recreations. And for the better explanation thereof, great variety of useful sculptures, as nets, traps, engines, &c. are added for the taking of beasts, fowl, and fish; not hitherto published by any. The whole illustrated with about an hundred ornamental and useful sculptures, engraven in copper, relating to the several subjects

      London: Printed by S. Roycroft, for Richard Blome, 1686. First edition, folio, 2 parts in one, [14], 236, [2], 280, [4]pp., with the initial privilege leaf, engraved frontispiece with half-title, title in black and red with double line borders, 85 copper engraved plates (10 plates of arms of subscribers, 30 plates on the arts and sciences, 45 plates mostly on hunting and hawking), numerous woodcuts within the text, neatly rebacked retaining old marbled boards, corners neatly repaired, a nice copy. Provenance: Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park - J. Hamilton Leigh - Viscount Strathallan copy with bookplates. First edition of one of the great 17th-century sporting titles. It covers all subjects of interest and use to a gentleman, beginning with summaries of logic, natural philosophy, astronomy, navigation, warfare, drawing and painting and handling in considerable detail horsemanship, hawking, hunting, and agriculture. Many of its plates are dedicated to a member of the nobility or gentry, some of whom lent their knowledge and expertise to the work. Schwerdt remarked that perfect copies are so rare that he had seen only two out of about dozen. Wing, B3213; Schwerdt I, pp. 72-73; Harting, 41; Westwood & Satchell, p. 35; Chute, 053.

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        THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST-INDIES

      Moses Pitt, London 1686 - Folio (7-3/4" x 12-1/8") bound in later calf leather recently and sympathetically rebacked with a gilt-decorated spine preserving the original morocco spine label; [xviii], 264, 331-417, [9], 154, [6] pages. Complete with the frontispiece portrait of the author, an additional engraved title-page, a folding engraved map of the Black Sea and surrounding countries, and 16 plates, 11 of which are folding, along with a couple of engravings in the text. Published in English and French concurrently in 1686 as Part I of the Travels. Three other volumes, with the general title page VOYAGES DE MONS. LE CHEVALIER CHARDIN were published in Amsterdam in 1711. The last volume, announced by Chardin in his preface to this edition, was never published. THE CORONATION OF SOLYMAN III. THE PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, at the end of this volume, is a translation of Chardin's LE COURONNEMENT DE SOLEIMAN TROISIÈME, first published in Paris in 1671. Includes two indexes, one bound following part 1; the other bound at the end. The fine plates include views of the cities of Tefflis, Erivan, Tauris, Sultanie, Kom, and Cashan, as well as important monuments. Chardin was a jewelry merchant who traveled extensively throughout Persia in the 1670s and was a keen observer of the area's culture. Minor soiling and wear, Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF PETERBURGH

      London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1686. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 371 x 232 mm (14 5/8 x 9 1/8"). 4 p.l., 348 pp. Edited by Simon Patrick. FIRST EDITION. SPLENDID HONEY BROWN DICED RUSSIA BY ROGER PAYNE, covers with wide, intricate, and elegant dentelle frame composed of many small floral tools; raised bands, spine with gilt crest of Sir Richard Colt Hoare in top compartment, gilt titling in next two compartments, and four elaborately tooled compartments below with gilt floral sprigs radiating from a central quatrefoil, interspersed with circlets and many small floral tools; turn-ins with simple gilt rules and delicate floral cornerpieces, endpapers of purple "fine drawing paper" (Payne's words), all edges gilt (joints and a very small portion at spine ends recently and expertly renewed by Courtland Benson). In a (somewhat scuffed) folding cloth box lined with felt. With two illustrations in the text and four plates of views of the cathedral. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes and engraved bookplate of W. H. Corfield (see below). Front flyleaf with transcription in Sir Richard Colt Hoare's hand of Payne's very detailed explanation of the work done and the bill for it. Wing G-2246; Foot, "Henry Davis Gift" II, 194 (for another Payne binding with the same early provenance). Spine evenly darkened toward a chocolate brown, moderate foxing to half a dozen leaves, occasional rust spots, light stains, or other trivial imperfections elsewhere in the text, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY DESIRABLE SPECIMEN in generally very fine condition, mostly clean and always fresh internally, and the very special binding entirely solid now, with virtually no wear, and with all of the delicate gilt quite bright. This comprehensive history of the cathedral at Peterborough was bound by one of the most celebrated figures in the history of English bookbinding for one of the major English collectors at the end of the 18th century. Beautifully designed and flawlessly executed, the binding appears to be unrecorded in the major bibliopegic literature and is distinctive in its very substantial size. The son of a diocesan registrar at Peterborough Cathedral, our author Gunton (1609-76) was a canon at the church, fascinated by this looming presence in his life; he spent years collecting data from its monuments and from the records in his father's care. His manuscript notes on the clergy, patrons, architecture, and historical documents were revised after his death by Simon Patrick and published in the present work, which includes important information lost during the Civil War. Roger Payne (1738-97) was apprenticed to the Eton bookseller Joseph Pote, then moved to London, where he first worked as a bookseller before establishing his bindery. Much of his work was commissioned by two clients: (1) the extraordinarily discriminating Rev. Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (1730-99) of Christ Church, Oxford, whose bequest to the British Museum in the year of his death was, in De Ricci's words, "one of the most valuable . . . that the Museum has ever received," and (2) the celebrated bibliophile George John, second Earl Spencer (1758-1834), called by De Ricci "one of the greatest book collectors . . . in the history of the world." Because the collections amassed by these two bibliopegic giants are now in public institutions (Spencer's books ended up in the John Rylands Library), many of the bindings executed by Payne have been available for study by scholars like Cyril Davenport, whose monograph on Payne, published by the Caxton Club, is indispensable. It has been fashionable over the years to attribute any attractively decorated English binding from the latter part of the 18th century to Roger Payne, often without any shred of definitive evidence. With the present item, however, there are unmistakable matches between distinctive tools used here and those reproduced in Davenport's book. In particular, two of the floral tools used in the dentelle frame--the lily and the tulip with columbine--match those in Davenport's Figure 27. The Henry Davis Gift pictures another Payne binding done for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838), using the same eagle head tool in the crest as on our volume. In addition, we have a note on the flyleaf, apparently in Colt Hoare's hand, noting that he bought the book at the Southgate sale in 1795 for £2, 5 shillings and paid Payne £3, 10 shillings for the binding. The transcription of Payne's (rambling and self-congratulatory) bill says in part that "the very magnificent broad borders, with a very great number of Tools, which took [him] a great deal of Time" were part of "quite a new Pattern in the Gothic Taste, and [he is] in great hopes of the Borders being approved; for there is a great deal of work in them; more work in the Borders than expected." A review of the Abbey, Schiff, Davis, Broxbourne Library, and Wormsley Library collections, as well as Maggs catalogues 1075 and 1212 and the British Library Database of Bookbindings locates just one Payne binding taller than the present item, a copy of Estienne's Greek Poets in the Abbey collection standing 388 mm. tall. (Payne's work was done mostly on small volumes--there are only four other books over 300 mm. tall listed in these various sources.) Scion of a banking family, Colt Hoare was a scholarly man who devoted his life to art and antiquities. He expanded his grandfather's famed art collection at Stourhead, the family estate, and added a Regency-style library that is still one of treasures of the National Trust. According to DNB, Colt Hoare "created in his house the scholarly atmosphere of a medieval monastery, without any of the discomforts, and provided most of the documentary sources required by himself and his collaborators for their work on the history and archaeology of Wiltshire. . . . The library was handsomely furnished by Thomas Chippendale the younger, whose ailing business, after he was made bankrupt in 1804, relied heavily on Colt Hoare for survival." A later owner of this volume was William Henry Corfield (1843-1903), a pioneer in household sanitation promotion and a rare book connoisseur with a special interest in fine bindings.

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        Dicionarium historicum, geographicum, poeticum: gentium, hominum, deorum gentilium, regionum, insularum, locorum, civitatum, aequorum, fluviorum, sinuum, portuum, promontoriorum ac montium opus admodum utile & apprime necessarium.

      B. Tooke, T. Passenger [et al.], London 1686 - Best and last edition, with additions, corrections and a geographical index by Nicholas Lloyd; folio, pp. [10], [726]; text in double column; contemporary full calf neatly rebacked, red morocco label on spine; small hole in A1 causing loss to several letters, else a good, sound copy or better. With the ownership label of DeWitt Starnes on the flyleaf and in the bottom margin of the title-page, who in his Renaissance Dictionaries (Austin, 1954) cites it as a source for Cooper and Holyoke, and calls it "a Latin text devoted solely to proper names" which was in "great vogue from [its initial publication in] 1553 to the end of the seventeenth century." But in fact, the 1553 edition was based largely on the earlier Latin-French dictionary of his brother Robert, which had reached three editions by 1553. Wing E3349; Vancil, p. 83.

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        ARMENIA] HISTORIA ARMENA, Ecclesiastica & Politica, nunc primum in Germania excusa, & ad Exemplar Romanum diligenter exressa

      Cologne: 1686 [no publisher] - First edition printed in Germany, published in Latin. Octavo (4.5 x 7 inches). [xvi] plus 503 pages. Full period vellum, lightly soiled but very good overall. Internally clean except for intermittent foxing. Galanus, a monk from Sorrento, was sent by the Pope to Armenia to attempt to encourage a union between the Roman Catholic and Armenian churches. Spending over 12 years in Armenia, Galanus gained an intricate understanding of Armenian history, culture, and language, which is demonstrated in this work. An early and rare work on Armenia. OCLC Worldcat lists only 10 copies in institutional libraries worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Debates and Speeches made in the Honourable House of Commons assembled in Parliament from the 9 to the 20th day of November 1686 Concerning the Militia. Supply for his Majestie. New raisd (sic) Army & such Officers as have not taken ye Test. &c

      None: Collected Anno Domini, 1686. Half calf on marbled sides, paper a little rubbed, calf corners a bit worn, but Very Good.. Fine. Folio. 24 written leaves plus one blank. Endpapers. Two engraved armorial bookplates - & i) George Simon Harcourt Viscount Nuneham and ii) Crest of Mark Dinely. Simon Harcourt, first Earl Harcourt 1714-1777 was created Viscount Harcourt of Nuneham Courtney in 1743. He was, among other things, a privy councillor, ambassador to Paris and, sadly, he died while trying to rescue his dog from a well at Nuneham.&

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        Berühmte- Lehr- und Sinnreiche Schrifften/ Darinnen anmuthige Seelen-Erquickungen und sonderbahre Gemüths-Erlustigungen/ durch Betrachtung der Eitelkeiten und Wollüsten der Welt/. Wunder göttlicher Liebe/ Wollust des Todes/ Stundenbuch der Hoffleuthe/ Frauenzimmers Morgenwecker/ Gedancken von der Ewigkeit/ Grab der Atheisten/ süsse Todes-Gedancken/. sambt dem Ruhebette derEhren des Herrn de la Nove gefunden werden/ Anietzo auffs Neue nach der Frantzöischen (sic) Sprache übersehen/ und. nach itziger Teutschen Redens-Art besser eingerichtet .

      Chr. Genschen, Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1686 - 8vo. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 1 gest. Zwischentitel, Titel in Rot u. Schwarz u. 49 (statt 48) Kupfertafeln von Hipschmann. 5 Bl., 1661 (falsch 1663) S. Pgt. d. Zeit. Vgl. Dünnhaupt II, 1348, 79-79a u. Brunet III, 8512. - Nachdruck der Erstausgabe von 1626. Der Zwischentitel nennt die Ausgabe bei H. Grosse 1675. Die Kupfer mit allegorischen und biblischen Darstellungen. - Exlibris u. hs. Eintrag: Cornelius Hottelmann 1727. Leicht speckig, durchgehend leicht gebräunt, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. gr.

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        Orbis sensualium pictus

      hoc est omnium fundamentalium in mundo rerum et in vita actionum pictura ac nomenclatura, secunda in Dania editio, qvæ, multis in melius et utilius mutatis, post Latinam, Teutonicam, Gallicam, Italicam et Polonicam lingvam idiomate Danico aucta est in usum scholarum et gratiam omnium utriusq; Sexus, cujuscunqve ætatis & ordinis, qvi cum vernaculâ aut aliâ jam cognitâ reliqvas conferre studiô habent. København / Copenhagen 1686. Med dansk, latinsk og tysk tekst. Rigt illustr. med træsnit. Indbundet i 1800tals halvlæder, der er sprukket i den højre fals. Mangler kobberstukket frontispice samt en foldet tavle TABULA CONSANGUINTATIS. Derudover mangler halvdelen af titelbladet (blad A1), blad A2 + side 1-4 / blad A7 og A8; ydermere mangler side 21-22 / blad C1, side 35-36/ blad C8, side 89-90 / blad G3, side 249-250 / blad Q7, side 253-254 / blad R1, Errata blad H8 samt Register over danske ord / blad A1-F4. Nogle blade med fejl i pagineringen. Nogle blade repareret, enkelte af disse med lidt tekst-tab til følge.With Danish,Latin and German text. Richly illustr. with woodcuts. Bound in 17th century halfleather, cracked in right joint. Missing copperengraved frontispiece, lower half of titlepage + A7-A8 incl. + C1 + C8 + G3 + Q7 + R1 + folded plate TABULA CONSANGUINTATIS + Errata (1 leaf) + index A1 - F4. Some leaves repaired, a few with a little loss of text. Some leaves paginated wrongly.. Johann Amos Comenius, Jan Amos Komenský, 1592-1670 bliver betragtet som den moderne pædagogiks fader, hvor billeder var en væsentlig del af indlæringsprocessen. I modsætning til en senere dansk undervisningsminister var Comenius's grundholdning, at flest mulige skal lære mest muligt gennem livet. Overnævnte bog udkom første gang på dansk i 1672 og begge udgaver er meget sjældne. Overnævnte eksemplar må, på trods af sine mangler betragtes som en uhyre bibliofil sjældenhed. Johann Amos Comenius, Jan Amos Komenský, 1592-1670, is regarded as the father of modern pedagogy where images was an essential part of the learning process. The above book was first published in Danish in 1672 and both versions are very rare. This copy must, in spite of its shortcomings, be considered a huge bibliophile rarity

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        COMMENTARIORUM De REBELLIONS ANGLICANA Ab ANNO 1640. Usque ad Annum 1685.

      Impensis L. Meredith & T. Newborough,, Londini: 1686 - Frontis of Charles I by R White (modeled on Marshall's emblematic frontis design found in the Eikon Basilike. cf. Madan EIKON, Appendix VI). Double rule t.p. border. Manley long in his King's employ, reputedly from the age of 16 [according to his daughter], until 1646 when he was "obligated" to quit the kingdom, spending his exile in Holland. After the Restoration, he resumed his military service to the Crown, becoming Lt-Gov & Commander-In-Chief of the Isle of Jersey. This work by Manley, the last published in his lifetime, is rather uncommon: OCLC locates 9 copies worldwide; with only two copies having come to auction these past 30 years, the last being 1997. Binding - Fine. Text & frontis - VG+. Modern full brown calf binding, executed in a period style, with red morocco title label to spine. Red speckled edges. 8vo: A-G8 H7 K-R8 [-A1 & A2, presumed blanks, or perhaps a half-title. T.P. is A3]. E2 mis-signed E3; K2 missigned B2. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Wing M-437). [12], 110, [4], 129 - 235, [17] pp [= 250 pp]. In two parts. 15 pp Index @ rear. Text in Latin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De geheele weereld in haere sonderlinghste en ytgeleesenste gevallen, voorgesteld tot een historische kronijck der kronijcken. 5 delen compleet

      Amsterdam, J. Bouman / Oossaan 1686. Gebonden in 5 fraaie perkamenten reliefbanden uit de tijd, 736 742 750 742 792 pag. in 4°, Geïllustreerd met gegraveerde titel en portret van De Vries (1685). het geschiedkundig werk waarin De Vries de wereldgeschiedenis vanaf ongeveer een halve eeuw voor de geboorte van Christus tot in zijn eigen tijd behandelt. Fraaie set en compleet.!

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        Morea"

      Greece: Modena "Eredi Soliani stampatori Ducali" [1686]1688. Copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus, from "L'Egeo redivivo , o' sia choragraphia dell' Archipelago" dated in the cartouche 1686. Verso blank. Dark impression with ample margins; old tear to right margin; browning to centre fold and upper right corner; spotting to cartouche. Francesco Piacennza Napolitano, [born in Naples in 1637 , died in Modena 1687], was a doctor of civil and canon law, and professor of geography; he also served as the secretary to the Ambasssador of his Catholic Majesty in Germany for 8 years, thereafter in Bologna as secretary to Cardinal Guzman Buonocampagno who was Bishop. He became a member of the "Academy of the Immovables" at Modena University where he attended the course of Natural studies which included, for the first time, the study of chemistry. He was employed by the Duke of Modena, Francesco II de Este to travel to the Aegean and make a description and map thereof . Unfortunately he died before the publication of "L'Egeo redivivo" in 1688. Piacenza is also famous for his work on Chess " I compeggiamenti dgli Scacchi.."published in Turin in 1683. Zacharakis :2629/1693 Greece Peloponnesus Morea

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        The Works of the Learned Sr Thomas Brown. Containing I.Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors. II.Religio Medici. III.Hydriotaphia or Urn Burial. IV.Certain Miscellany Tracts

      Tho. Bassset, Ric. Chiswwell. Tho. Sawbridge, Charles Mearn, and Charles Brome. 1686. Sm folio, 1st ed, VG. In full contemporary tree calf, a little pitted, some repairs. Spine relaid, raised bands, title by hand to paper label. Internally, text block edges sprinkled red, 3 bookplates to fpd (including Mr Dormer and 2 Harlech College plates), modern hinge strengthening, portrait frontis, title page in red and black within twin ruled borders, [2]. [16], 316 pp, [11] table, [1]. [14], 102 pp. [8], 52 pp. [6], 103 pp, [1], [3] index, 1 pl (portrait), 1 illustration (full page), numerous printer devices, a few small paper edge chips and cuts. Each part has separate dated title page and pagination. The Pseudodxia Epidemica is the 7th and last edition dated 1686, The Religio Medici is the 8th edition with observations by Sir Kenelm Digby dated 1685.Whilst the Observations upon Religio Medici, written by Sir Kenelm Digby, is the 6th edition of 1686. The Urn Burial is 1686, as is the Tracts. (ESTC R19807. Sabin 8677). Browne, physician and author. See ODNB.

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        Le SAINT CONCILE DE TRENTE Ecuménique et général, célébré sous Paul III, Jules III et Pie IV, souverains pontifes.

      - Exemplaire en plein -veau du XVIIIe, plats frappés auxarmes des fils de J.B. de LOUCELLES seigneur de Saint Martin et de Rouxeville. AUTEUR: Traduction de l'Abbé CHANUT. TITRE: Le SAINT CONCILE DE TRENTE Ecuménique et général, célébré sous Paul III, Jules III et Pie IV, souverains pontifes. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris: chez Sébastien MARBRE-CRAMOISY, 1686. 3e édition. COLLATION: 21 ff., 458 pages, 25 ff. (Complet) FORMAT: In-12 (9.5 x 16 cm) RELIURE: Reliure du XVIII en plein veau, dos nervé, frappé du titre aux fers dorés. Coupesornées, tranches jaspées. ILLUSTRATIONS: 3 portraits gravés sur bois hors-texte (Papes Paul III, Jules III & Pie IV). ETAT: Nombreux défauts à la reliure, : 2 mors entamés, manques au dos, 2 coins et etpartiellement les coupes émoussés. Plats un peu courbés. Intérieur généralement propre et frais,quelques très rares rousseurs. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Le concile de Trente est le dix-neuvième concile Œcuménique reconnu par l'Église catholique romaine. Il est organisé entre autres afin d'officialiser la réponse de l'Eglise Catholique face à l'irruption de la Réforme protestante. Contient les Bulles desPapes Paul III & Jules III d'ouverture et de reprise du Concile, ainsi que l'ensemble des décret des 25 sessions traduits en français. POIDS: 400 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE VI PERCUSSIONIS, ET MOTIONIBUS NATURALIBUS A GRAVITATE PENDENTIBUS, SIVE...DE MOTU ANUMALIUM. EDITIO PRIMA BELGICA. ACCURANTE J. BROEN M.D. LEYDENSI. Unito a: MOTIONIBUS NATURALIBUS A GRAVITATE PENDENTIBUS.

      Petrum Vander 1686 Legatura originale in piena pergamena con tracce di inchiostro al piatto anteriore e lievi tracce d'uso. I: antiporta figurata incisa da Romain de Hooge, frontespizio con bella vignetta, 6 carte non numerate, 262 pagine numerate, 11 carte non numerate, 6 tavole fuori testo incise su rame e ripiegate. II: frontespizio, 1 carta non numerata, 360 pagine numerate, 16 carte non numerate, 14 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame e ripiegate. Raro insieme di due delle principali opere del Borelli: nella prima l'autore propone la teoria della percussione dei corpi duri e risponde alla polemica con Stefano degli Angeli, nella seconda descrive gli aspetti legati alla meccanica del moto umano ed animale. L'opera è arricchita dall'apparato delle figure geometriche e fisiche che con precisione scientifica illustrano le teorie esposte. La prima edizione del "De vi percussionis" stampata a Bologna da Giac. Monti è del 1667, quella del "De motionibus naturalibus" stampata a Reggio Calabria da Domenico Ferri è del 1670. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo arrossature ad alcune carte, usuali in quest'edizione.

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        The Works of the Learned Sr Thomas Brown. Containing I.Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors. II.Religio Medici. III.Hydriotaphia or Urn Burial. IV.Certain Miscellany Tracts

      Tho. Bassset, Ric. Chiswwell. Tho. Sawbridge, Charles Mearn, and Charles Brome. 1686. Sm folio, 1st ed, VG. In full contemporary tree calf, a little pitted, some repairs. Spine relaid, raised bands, title by hand to paper label. Internally, text block edges sprinkled red, 3 bookplates to fpd (including Mr Dormer and 2 Harlech College plates), modern hinge strengthening, portrait frontis, title page in red and black within twin ruled borders, [2]. [16], 316 pp, [11] table, [1]. [14], 102 pp. [8], 52 pp. [6], 103 pp, [1], [3] index, 1 pl (portrait), 1 illustration (full page), numerous printer devices, a few small paper edge chips and cuts. Each part has separate dated title page and pagination. The Pseudodxia Epidemica is the 7th and last edition dated 1686, The Religio Medici is the 8th edition with observations by Sir Kenelm Digby dated 1685.Whilst the Observations upon Religio Medici, written by Sir Kenelm Digby, is the 6th edition of 1686. The Urn Burial is 1686, as is the Tracts. (ESTC R19807. Sabin 8677). Browne, physician and author. See ODNB.

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        COMMENTARIORUM De REBELLIONS ANGLICANA Ab ANNO 1640. Usque ad Annum 1685

      Londini:: Impensis L. Meredith & T. Newborough,. 1686.. 8vo: A-G8 H7 K-R8 [-A1 & A2, presumed blanks, or perhaps a half-title. T.P. is A3]. E2 mis-signed E3; K2 missigned B2. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Wing M-437). [12], 110, [4], 129 - 235, [17] pp [= 250 pp]. In two parts. 15 pp Index @ rear. Text in Latin.. Modern full brown calf binding, executed in a period style, with red morocco title label to spine. Red speckled edges.. Binding - Fine. Text & frontis - VG+.. Manley long in his King's employ, reputedly from the age of 16 [according to his daughter], until 1646 when he was "obligated" to quit the kingdom, spending his exile in Holland. After the Restoration, he resumed his military service to the Crown, becoming Lt-Gov & Commander-In-Chief of the Isle of Jersey. This work by Manley, the last published in his lifetime, is rather uncommon: OCLC locates 9 copies worldwide; with only two copies having come to auction these past 30 years, the last being 1997. . Frontis of Charles I by R White (modeled on Marshall's emblematic frontis design found in the Eikon Basilike. cf. Madan EIKON, Appendix VI). Double rule t.p. border.

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        IL MEMORIALE DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA DEL SIGNOR GIACOMO PERGAMINI DA FOSSOMBRONE. Parte Primera (1688), Segunda (1686), Aggiunta del Signor Dottor Paolo Abriani.(1687) y Trattado de la Lingua.(1687).

      Giovanni Cagnolini, Venecia 1686 - 4 Tomos en 1 vol. Folio. 1h, port. 2 tintas, 2h, 478p = 1h, 216p = 31p = 51p. Pergamino romana, nervios. 1686-88

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        L'Helvetia o' Paese de Svizzeri

      Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 21.75". This late 17th century map of Switzerland includes the Savoie region of France. The region's mountainous terrain is depicted pictorially throughout the map, and important locations are indicated with letters and symbols according to a note in the lower left of the map, next to the scale. The upper left contains a decorative title cartouche with scrollwork. Dotted lines that have been hand-colored divide the various states. Designed by Giacomo Cantelli in 1686, the map appeared in Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi's "Mercurio Geografico" in 1689. The map is a dark impression in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Giacomo Cantelli was an important Italian cartographer and engraver who worked for Francesco II, Duke of Modena in the 17th century. He is well known for pioneering the Italian style of fine bold engraving that would eventually be embraced and expanded by Vincenzo Coronelli. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi (1692-1723) Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi was an Italian printer who inherited one of the most important and active printing press of the 17th century from his father, who began the business in Rome in 1633.

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        Jacobi Usserii Armachani Annales Veteris et Novi Testamenti, A Prima Mundi Origine Deducti ... Una Cum Rerum Asiaticarum et AEgyptiacarum Chronico

      Bremae: Hermanni Braueri, 1686. Hardcover. Very good. Large 4to. The dedication, notices and Geographical index is followed by the work proper in 688pp. Thereafter follows his Chronological Sacra, with its own pagination (90pp), then De Macedonum et Asinorum Anno Solari Disssertatio (pp. 91-126). Contemporary full vellum, boards decorated in blind, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, leather lettering label, gilt, in the second compartment. Engraved bookplate on the front pastedown. Upper hinge cracked but firm; light soil and occasional browning to the text block, but a very good copy of Ussher's chronological summary of the world whose dates are still printed in the English Bible. In LAtin.

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        Georgii Buchanani Scoti Poemata in Tres Partes Digesta

      Londini: B. Griffin prostant ad insignia Gryphis in vico vulgo dicto the Old Baily, 1686. [12], 601, [11] p. (Signatures: A6, B-Cc12, Dd6.); 16 cm. (12mo.) Consists of three parts containing 14 previously published items, including Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica, Jephthes, and Baptistes, in Latin verse. Rebound in full leather with gilt spine by Dragonfly, Pat & George Sargent. An earlier binder had trimmed this very close so some pages numbers are cut off. Stock#OB527.

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        D. Junii Juvenalis, et Avli Persii Flacci Satyrae in usum schola westmonasteriensis,and Aul I, Persii Flacci Satyrae, in usum schola westmonasteriensis,

      London: Typis, E. redmayne. Good with no dust jacket. 1686. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Written in Latin. Rough translation is "d June YOUNG and satires, Auli Persii Flacci are for the use of a school of Westminster, London printed e. redmayne, MDCLXXXVI (1686)." This section from page 1-106 contains Satyra I-XVI. Also contains a second section entitled Aul I, Persii Flacci Satyra, in usum schola estmonasteriensis starting on page 107 thru 131 end. This last section contains Satyra I-VI. Both section have all pages ending with Finis at end of Satyra. Small leather book that has wear and boards are chipped around edges. Contents clean with pages browning from age. Height of title page is 5 3/8 inches or 136.53 millimeters. There is no writing or underlining in book except for the name M. Jones written in top right hand corner of title page. Rare. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 131 pages .

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        Fatherly Instructions: Gildas Minimus: Hebraismorum Cambro-Britannicorum Specimen

      London, 1686 Being Select Pieces of the Writings of the Primitive Christian Teachers.. with an appendix entitled Gildas Minimus.Rebound to style in brown full leather with blind tooling. Spine with title and tooling in gilt to red leather label, blind tooling. Internally, new endpapers, fep has been repaired, title within single ruled borders, ink name erased, some offsetting and creases, [6], 202 pp, [8], 31, [1], 8 pp, pencil notes to ep. Includes an 8 page pull out, text to both sides, Hebraismorum Cambro-Britannicorum Specimen, dated London December 24, 1675, Carolus Edwards, Latin, Hebrew and Welsh phrases, caption title. "Gildas minimus" has a caption title and separate pagination and register. A 2 page Welsh poem. (ESTC R224224 & ESTC R5230) Edwards, Welsh-language writer and preacher, Edwards published a Latin pamphlet called Hebraismorum Cambro-Britannicorum specimen (1676), which purports to demonstrate the close connection between the Hebrew and Welsh languages, a theme first developed by Welsh authors in the sixteenth century and obviously attractive to a portrayer of Wales as Israel praesens. His other work of note is Fatherly instructions: being select pieces of the writings of the primitive Christian teachers, translated into English, with an appendix, entituled Gildas Minimus (1686). The appendix contains original sermons written by Edwards ‘to disswade from Apostacy, and those other Abominations that are like to be very pernicious to these Nations, if not timely repented of’ (Edwards, Testimony, 10).

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        DESCRIPTION DE L’AFRIQUE, Contenant Les Noms, a Situation et les Confins de toutes ses Perties, leurs Rivieres, leurs Ville et leurs Habitation, leaurs Plantes et leurs Animaux, les Moeurs, les Coutumes, la Langue, les Richesses, la Religion et le Gouvernement de ses Peuples, Avec Des Cartess des Etats, des Provinces et des Villes et des Figures en taille - Douce, qui Representent les Habits et les Principales Ceremonies de Habitans, les Plantes et les Animaux

      Amsterdam: Traduite du Flamand, 1686. First edition of the French printing. With a great profusion of superb engravings including the very large folding map at the beginning of the book and the other fine copper plates as called for including 14 double page maps, 28 double page plates, 55 text views plus the very elaborately engraved pictorial frontispiece. Folio, bound in full contemporary calf, armorial crest in gilt on both covers which are bordered with double gilt fillet lines, the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, gilt emblematic centre tools, morocco lettering label gilt. iv, 534, (22) pp. A pleasing and unrestored copy, bright and clean and very well preserved copy internally, a touch of foxing occasionally, the original binding with some edge-wear and rubbing, spine rubbed from use, hinges cracking but with the cords strong and tight. Collated complete. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK. Dapper’s most sought after series of travel which covers the entire continent: the Islamic North (from Morocco to Egypt), Abyssinia, Central and Southern Africa, and Madagascar, Malta, the Canaries and other islands of the African coast. The work contains "a [great] number of fine maps and engravings showing the flora and fauna, views of various towns and antiquities, costumes and local scenes" (-Hamilton) The fine double-page plates include views of Cairo, an illustration of a caravan marching out of Cairo to Mecca, the Pyramids of Egypt, a view of the Royal Palace of Morocco, a plan of Tangier, a plan of Capt. Kempthorn's engagement in the Mary-Rose with several men-of-war, views of Tunis and Tripoli, views of the castles of Mina and Cormantine, views of Lovango and Luanda and the Cape of Good Hope, views of Forts Nassau and Orange, a view of Pike Mountain on Teneriffe, a plan of Malta, and others.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY WAR, BEING AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITIONS OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE, AND SEVERAL OTHER OF THE CHRISTIAN PRINCES, FOR THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM, AND THE REST OF THE HOLY LAND

      London: R.H. For Arthur Jones, at the Flying-Horse, 1686. Panelled spine with old leather label. Both joints weak but attached. Old ink inscription on front flyleaf. Heraldic book-plate of ther Hare of Docking on front pastedown. Title-page printed in red and black. Previous owner's names in old hand. Small brown stain at bottom, affecting the "o" on London. Done into English by Dr. Nalson. (20), 410 pages collated complete. Light water-stain at lower corner and fore-edge of pp. 43-48. Paper imperfection p.279. Occasional creasing. Wide margins with occasional foxing at periphery. The first edition was published one year earlier as "The History of the Crusade". See Wing M291. British Museum Catalogue #4570. We find seven libraries worldwide holding this book. One copy has sold at auction in the past 30 years, a broken copy in 1996. The author (1610-1676 was a Jesuit historian. . Second Edition. Full Brown Contemporary Calf. General Cover Wear. Small Folio 13" x 8".

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        VI PERCUSSIONIS ET MOTIONIBUS NATURALIBUS A GRAVITATE PENDENTIBUS

      Vi percussionis et motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus, sive introductiones & illustrationes physico-methematicae apprime necessaria ad opus ejus intelligendum de Motu animalium.- Lugduni Batavorum, Petrum Vander Aa, MDCLXXXVI (1686); 2 tomos en 8º mayor pasta época (alguna falta en cabecera), 1º, 8 hh. 262 pp. 11 hh. 6 láminas plegadas. 2º, 2 hh. 360 pp. 16 hh. 14 láminas plegadas. Buen ejemplar. Primera edición combinada y su primera aparición al norte de los Alpes de las dos principales obras de mechanics'De Vi Percussionis y Motionibus Naturalibus Se incluyen aquí también es la traducción latina de Borelli a la carta Stefano degli Angeli, originalmente publicado por separado en la Conferencia de Mesina, en el año 1668 titulado Risposta ... suo libro della Forza della percossa.

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        De Motionibus Naturalibus, a Gravitate Pendentibus

      Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Petrum van der Aa, 1686-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Handsome contemporary vellum. Very good binding and cover. [4], 360, [32]pp. 4to. Borelli&#39;s work on mechanics and first treatise on capillarity. 2nd volume of â&#128;&#156;De VI Percussionibus, et motinibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus." Fold outs in rear. 14 plates of lab instruments, small woodcut on title page. Foxing to title page and early signature, otherwise clean and unmarked <br><br>Garrison-Morton 762: "Borelli originated the neurogenic theory of the heart&#39;s action and first suggested that the circulation resembled a simple hydraulic system. He was the first to insist that the heart beat is a simple muscular contraction." The laws of motion, an important book in the history of physics.<br><br>Borelli was a successor to the scientific methodology of Galileo. He was the founder of the science of biomechanics. <br><br>BMC 3:962.969; Wellcome II, p. 204; Riccardi I, 160

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        Relation de ce qui s&#39;est passé a l&#39;audience des Mandarins

      Toulouse: Chez Jean Boude, 1686. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 8 pp. Bound in marbled wrappers and housed in a fine red morocco case. $3850 Extremely rare first and only edition of this detailed popular newsletter concerning the contemporary reception of three Siamese ambassadors in Paris in September of 1686. The report gives a full description of their entrance, their itinerary, and the names and qualities of the individual ambassadors - whose 9-month stay in northern France between 1686 and 1687 must have provoked enormous interest. Providing the reader with some background, the work notes that the King of Siam, having been only recently convinced of the greatness of Louis XIV and the French nation, has decided to send three more mandarins as envoys. "Ces Mandarins sont tres-honnestes, les meilleures gens du monde, doux, civils, & complaisans, de tres-bonne & agreeable humeur .". According to this account, they arrived at Brest on the 18th of June and reached Paris only on the 12th August. On the &#39;first day of this month of September&#39;, the delegation was officially presented to Louis XIV. Its centerpiece was the King of Siam&#39;s letter to Louis, written on a blade of gold encased in a golden boëte (bottle?) and poised atop a golden chalice, all of which was carried aloft on a machine by 12 Swiss guards. The ambassadors themselves, it is recorded, took care to cover the machine with their parasols. Upon meeting the king, "ils firent une profonde reverence en leur maniere, se prosterant, & mettant leurs mains sur leur vissage". The gifts presented by the envoys are notable for their overwhelming Japanese provenance (a closed center of trade to the French), and are accompanied here by occasional offhand remarks. Two vases of tombac (a flexible alloy similar to brass) are thought "presque aussi précieux que l&#39;or", and are imputed to be "what the ancients called electrum"; two samurai swords presented by the King of Japan to the King of Siam are accompanied by the remark "they say that those who know how to handle these swords properly can cut a man&#39;s body in half; it&#39;s this that makes them beyond price"; etc. An antique marble sculpture apparently depicts a Chinese man whom the Siamese call To inghoing; "we belivee that this is the same as he whom we call Confuscius". The writer of the newsletter seems surprisingly well-informed, and is certainly aware of the plans of the official retinue, suggesting a source perhaps close to the court. "They are presently busy seeing the beauties and the riches of the Capital of our Kingdom. Around February after they have had their final royal audience, they will return and recount all that they have seen, and assuredly they will not forget what they have learned, and understood of the suprising reunion of Protestants to the Roman religion, for the King of Siam having proposed Louis le Grand as a model in all things, and desiring to be able to make his entire kingdom French.has demanded that the King send him missionaries, persons experienced in warfare, wise men, and men learned in many arts." Following this account of the ambassadors&#39; visit is a brief &#39;Description du Royaume de Siam&#39; - with much reference to Arab and Moorish settlements, to the Siamese love of music, to their &#39;superbly-dressed women&#39;, etc. Thanks to royal decree, Siam enjoys public schools in which laws and religion are taught in the vernacular, but the sciences are reserved for a learned tongue. Inspired no doubt by the Chinese rites controversty, the commentator notes that despite their plural deities the Siamese do believe in one Creator of the Earth and the Heavens, and they do maintain that the world will end in fire. The final leaf of the work is occupied with a discussion of the &#39;names and qualities&#39; of the amabassadors. OCLC records only the copy at Cornell. * OCLC 64004509

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        Clavis Medica ad Chinarum Doctrinam de Pulsibus

      Six engraved plates & one woodcut in the text. 144 pp. Small 4to, modern half-vellum & marbled boards (some browning throughout due to the quality of the paper). [Nuremberg]: 1686. First separate edition of the complete texts which are "translations of Chinese treatises on pulse medicine with illustrations of hands and wrists to illustrate pulse-taking. The texts published here are different from those published by Cleyer [in 1682]."-Garrison-Morton 6492.1. This is the third earliest western book on Chinese medicine, preceded only by Les Secrets de la Medicine des Chinois (1671) and Cleyer&#39;s book in 1682. In this posthumously published work, edited by Cleyer, Boym describes Chinese traditional medicine and introduces several methods of healing and diagnostics previously unknown in Europe, particularly measurement of the pulse. Boym (1612-59), was a Polish scientist, explorer and a Jesuit missionary to China. He is notable as one of the first westerners to travel within the Chinese mainland and was the author of numerous works on Asian fauna, flora and geography. These texts first appeared in the Misc. cur. Acad. Nat. Cur. of Nuremberg (Dec. II, 4, 1686), pp. 1-144. Very good copy and quite rare. Old engraved bookplate. &#10087; Hagelin, Rare and Important Medical Books in the Library of the Swedish Society of Medicine, pp. 91-93. .

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        [Teutsche Gedichte.] Heinrich Mühlpforths Teutsche Gedichte

      Breslau, Steckh 1686. 19 cm. 5 Teile in 1 Band. (12), 55, (1); 158, (2); 463, (1); 32; 45, (3 weiße) Seiten mit Kupferporträt und Kupfertitel, Pergamentband der Zeit - Goed. III, 271, 3 - Dünnhaupt 2.I - Faber du Faur 1606 - VD17 39:120801S - Gedruckt bei Andreä, Frankfurt. Erste Sammelausgabe der posthum erschienenen deutschen Lyrik, "Resultat einer Sammelaktion unter Mühlpforts Freunden" (Dünnhaupt). "Als Herausgeber wird der Breslauer Georg Kamper angenommen" (NDB 18, 295). Mühlhaupt gehört "zu den begabteren Schlesiern jenes überproduktiven Jahrhunderts und überragt bei weitem einen Christian Gryphius" (ADB 22, 483). Enthält: Glückwunschgedichte, Hochzeitsgedichte, Leichen-Gedichte, Vermischte Gedichte, Geistliche Gedichte und Lieder. Angebunden: Mühlpfort, Heinrich: Poemata. Breslau, Steckh Andreä 1686. 5 Teile (8), 152; 127, (1); 104; 12; 11, (1) Seiten Goed. III, 271, 3 - Dünnhaupt 1 - VD17 23:622105D - NDB 18, 295 - Erste Sammelausgabe der lateinischen Lyrik. Gedruckt bei Andreä, Frankfurt. Inhalt: Carmina miscella gratulatoria; Epithalamia; Epicedia; Mantissa Jocorum; Carmina latina sacra. Darin unter anderem: "Vratislavia", ein umfangreiches Lobgedicht auf seine Heimatstadt Breslau; Lobgedicht auf Christian von Hofmannswaldau, ab 1677 Ratspräses in Breslau. Gut erhaltener schöner Sammelband, lediglich die letzten 50 Seiten zunehmend bis zu 2 x 5 cm in der rechten unten Ecke wasserfleckig. Vorsatz mit Exlibris: "Berthold Litzmann" (Literaturhistoriker; vergleiche NDB 14, 714f); Rückseite Vorsatz handschriftlicher Kaufeintrag von Augustin Carpov aus Köslin in Pommern, 1697 Rektor in Goslar (DBA I 180, 140) -

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        An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline. Printed By

      1686. [Great Britain]. An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline. Printed by Especial Command, For the Use of His Majesties Forces. London: Printed by Charles Bill, Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb, 1686. 271, [1] pp. [Bound with] Rules and Articles for the Better Government of His Majesties Land-Forces In Pay. London: Printed by Charles Bill, Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb, 1688. 35, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine (reading Military Discipline), endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to exterior, moderate toning, light foxing in places. Early annotations, signatures and embossed stamp to title page of Abridgment, interior otherwise clean. * Later editions. These two books encompass the regulations and laws that governed the army of late-restoration England and Wales. The Abridgment, which includes a section on courts martial, is a manual of military training and procedure that addresses such topics as formation of a company on a battlefield, marching and firings. The second book is a digest of military laws and regulations. It contains extensive discussion of penalties and a good overview of the procedures governing courts martial. Neither title in Sweet & Maxwell. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R9769, R23604.

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        De specificorum remediorum cum Corpuscolari Philosophia Concordia. Cui accessit dissertatio de varia Simplicium Medicamentorum utilitate

      Impensis Sam. Smith,, Londini, 1686 - Pp. (12) 180. Unito a: COCKBURN WILLIAM. Oeconomia corporis animalis. Augustae Vindelicorum, 1696. Pp. (12) 190 (2). Due opere in un volume di cm. 13,5, solida legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena con unghie. Titoli posteriormente manoscritti al dorso. Ex libris. Ben conservato. Si tratta di due prime traduzioni latine condotte sugli originali che, per ciascun testo, furono pubblicati un anno prima della data che appaiono in questo volume. Il primo testo è la classica raccolta di rimedi e medicamenti semplici di Boyle, il secondo è una delle opere principali del medico scozzese Cockburn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rechnungsbuch des Bremischen Domkapitels "Räckning för dhe Reducerade Brehmische Domb Capituls och Unter Stifftz Godzen pro Anno 1685 medh Intendanten Erich Prÿtz". Handschrift

      1686. 34 cm. Ca. 600 Blatt (einschließlich einiger kleineren Rechnungen), handschriftl. paginiert. Holzdeckelband der Zeit, Rücken Pergament - DBA 984, 341 (Prytz) - Jahresrechnung 1685 unter der Leitung von Erich Prytz, 1683 - 1690 königl. schwedischer Intendant (DBA). Auf dem Vorsatz handschriftl. Eintragung des Vorbesitzers: "Anno 1686 am 15. Juni(?) hat der H: Intendante ... Original von ... selbst zu ... übergeben" (Verlust einzelner Worte). Die Aufzeichnungen bestehen und a. aus einer Übersicht der Restanten von 1680 bis 1684, Designation der in der Stadt und in den Kirchspielen des Herzogtums Bremen erhobenen Zehnten und Hauszinsen, außerordentliche Einnahmen der 1685 eingekommenen Weinkaufsgelder, Einnahmen durch Schenkungen, ausgegebenes Postgeld und Botenlöhne, Schreibmaterial, Reisekosten, Korn-Rechnung, Restanten des Jahres 1685. Der 2. Teil besteht aus ca. 120 Blatt Schriftwechsel, teils in beglaubigten Abschriften amtlicher Schriftstücke, Verordnungen, 2 gedruckte Formulare mit Zahlungsaufforderungen von Seiten der Regierung (Siegel ausgeschnitten), etc. Der 3. Teil enthält Tabellen und Belege und a. über Schenkungen, Baumaßnahmen und Reparaturen, Lohnabrechnungen. Einband fleckig, der vordere Holzdeckel erneuert, Blattränder stellenweise fleckig, 24 Blatt entfernt (Lücken in der Paginierung). -

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        A Relation of the Invasion and Conquest of Florida by the Spaniards, under the command of Fernando de Soto / Written in Portuguese by a gentleman of the town of Elvas. Now Englished

      London: Printed for John Lawrence, 1686, 1686. The first part of this work, "A relation of the invasion and conquest of Florida ... " is a translation of the anonymous Portuguese "Relaçam verdadeira ... " The "Two journeys of the present emperour of China into Tartary ... " by Ferdinand Verbiest, and "Some discoveries made by the Spaniards in the island of California ... " taken from the letters of the admiral Isidoro Atondo y Antillon, are translated from "Voyages de l&#39;empereur de la Chine dans la Tartarie, ausquels on a joint une nouvelle découverte au Mexique", Paris, 1685. The first of Verbiest&#39;s letters has special title page: "A journey of the emperor of China into East-Tartary. In the year 1682. London: Printed by F. Collins for J. Lawrence, 1686." [16], 272 pp. Hardcover, re-bound in modern full morocco by the Lakeside Press bindery with new endpapers. The binding is in fine condition; the text is age-toned with the occasional blemish and modest loss at the fore-corners; leaf D6 has been supplied in facsimile; top margin trimmed tight with no loss of text. Provenance: The copy of Robert Southey with his signature on the title. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed MD. [Wing R840, Sabin 24865, Cox II, p. 42].. First English Edition. Hardcover. Good.. Octavo 4" x 6.5".

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        Mappe-Monde

      Amsterdam., c.1686. geo-hydrographique, ou description generale du globe terrestre et aquatique en deux-plans-hemispheres; ou sont exactement remarquées en General Toutes les Parties de la Terre et de l&#39;Eau Suivant les relations les plus nouvelles... Size: 585 x 500 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. A splendid, highly decorative mappemonde, a twin hemisphere map with smaller hemispheres of the poles; an early state of the map. California is shown as an island, fragments of the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand are shown, as is the "Terre de Iesso" between Asia and North America and South America continues to bulge alarmingly. Ornate baroque style scenes in each of the four corners depict the four seasons of each year; title along top edge. Gerard Valk was an active map engraver and publisher, who occasionally worked with Peter Schenk to prepare maps for atlases, for which a privilege was obtained in 1686. This map was heavily influenced by Jaillot&#39;s world map of 1674.

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        F. Redi ... Opusculorum Pars Prior, Sive Experimenta Circa Generationem Insectorum ... Accedit J. F. Lachmund De Ave Diomedea Dissertatio. (F. Redi ... Experimenta Circa Varias Res Naturales, Speciatim Illas Quæ Ex Indiis Afferuntur, Etc. )

      Amstelædami : Apud H. Wetstenium, 1686. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [12], 216, [20], 40, [6] p. , [26] + XXVIII leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (engravings) . Language: Latin. Subject: Insects - Spontaneous generation - Diomedea - Albatrosses - Early works to 1800. Vol. 1 of a set of 2 vols. Vol. 2, entitled Experimenta circa varias res naturales, &c. Page edges browned. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Opusculorum pars prior, sive experimenta circa generationem insectorum Ad Illustrem Virum Carolum Dati. Accedit J. Frid. Lachmund De Ave Diomedea Dissertatio [Vol I]

      Amstelaedami [Amsterdam] : Henricum Wetstenium, 1686 A good copy of Volume I of the 2 volume latin translation of Redi&#39;s classic work, bound in contemporary full vellum. With what appear to be most of the plates from Volume II bound in - having 26 folding plates and 31 single page plates in addition to the decorative frontispiece title page. Redi&#39;s work was pivotal in disproving the theory of spontaneous generation. The binding is in very good condition - being slightly grubby and with light wear only. With printed name of T H Longfield on a preliminary. With decorative title page/frontispiece; title page, epistola (7pp); contents page; text (216pp plus plates); index - authorum (6pp); additional index - index rarum notabilium(13pp); title page - De Ave Diomedea Dissertatio...&#39;; section headed B.L.S (2pp); section headed &#39;Clarissimo viro, D Johanni Danieli Majori, SPD - pp 5-40; and index &#39;Rerum et Verborum. With decorative initial capitals. The contents are in good clean condition with slight browning to page edges. Some of the plates are labelled for insertion in volume II. An earlier owner has put small pencil ticks in the top margin of some plates. Small light book, please enquire if you would like us to assess postage at cost.

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        PRATIQUE DE LA PERFECTION CHRESTIENNE ET RELIGEUSE. (3 volumes)

      Marbre-Cramoisy, Paris, 1686 . Reli2 de l&#39; époque, plein - maroquin, dos orné de cadres fleuronné doré, pièce de titre doré maroquin rouge, tranches anciennement jaspée, 19x25cm, 652pp, 598pp, 508pp. Traduit de l&#39; Espagnol par Marais de l&#39;Académie Françoise.

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        The Natural History of Staffordshire: Keeper of the Ashmolean Musaeum

      Oxford Printed at the Theater Anno M., 1686. First UK edition. Hardcover. Fair. Fair plus condition.Oxford Printed at the Theater Anno M, DC. LXXXVI(1686),First UK edition.Original binding (half leather) with a tear on the back cover,some dents and wear on the front and back cover,the spine strip is almost gone) in fair plus condition.Illustrated with b/w plates, but most of the plates and a map are missing from the book.Clean pages but aged on the outer edges,some pages are loose, page 151 and 152 is missing,the text is nice and clear,some creases,nicks,small foxing marks and slightly tainted on the edges of the pages,tear on the edge of the pages,name written on the title page.The book is in fair condition for its age with some shelf wear.472pp including index of the Towns,Parishes and Villages,index.A collectable and scarce first edition.Heavy book(approx 1.9 Kg).

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        Several Chirurgical Treatises

      London Printed by E. Fletcher and J Macock for R. Royston and B. Took at the Ship in St. Paul's Church-yard 1686. Cover worn and detached. Feps detached. Half title detached with some nineteenth century inscriptions. Some browning to margins. Contents firm. Ex.-lib Royal College of Surgeons Library Second Edition Contemporary calf 310mm x 200mm (12" x 8"). 498pp; 79pp; + index.

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        The Worthy Communicant: Or, a Discourse of the Nature, Effects and Blessings Consequent to the Worthy Receiving of the Lords Supper

      London: Gilbert Cownly, 1686. [16], 436pp. Later (mid-nineteenth century) full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, author / title in gilt to second, remaining panels with gilt central diamond made up of four tulip heads, with volute corner pieces, covers with central panel design with volute internal corner pieces and floral external corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner dentelles, a.e.g. comb and curl marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally some light browning and spotting but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown, with another previous owners name to head of title, engraved frontispiece. Binding is J[ohn] Clarke, with his stamp to reverse of front marbled endpaper, who was described by Ramsden as "one of the best and most prolific of the London binders of the period". Wing T422. Reprint. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Istoria della Conversione alla nostra Santa Fede dell' Isole Mariane, dette prima de' Ladroni, nella vita, predicatione, e morte gloriosa per Christo del venerabile P. Diego Luigi di Sanvitores, e d'altri suoi Compagni della Compagnia di Giesu

      A fundamental account on the Philippines, Ladrones and the martyrdom of Sanvitores. 1686. Naples. In 4to (206 mm x 155mm). 1 [blank] + 11 ff. + portrait + 663 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary Italian vellum over boards, spine with raised bands and lettered in ink, gently soiled, generally fine. A very good copy, occasionally browned, minor toning to some leaves. First Italian edition, translated from the original Spanish (1683) by Ambrosio Ortiz. This is the official biography of Sanvitores, written in order to produce evidence for canonization. Sanvitores (1627 ? 1672) was a Spanish Jesuit missionary, recognized as founder of the first Catholic Church in Guam (the land being donated by local Chief Kepuha) and for establishing the Spanish presence in the Mariana islands (Ladrones); he arrived in Mexico in 1660 and in 1662 journeyed from Acapulco to the Philippines where he remained for 6 years, when permission was finally obtained for his mission to the Ladrones islands in the North Pacific, renamed Marianas at this time in honor of Maria Anna of Austria. A life of Luis de Medina, one of his companions martyred in the Marianas in 1670 was compiled from documents supplied by Sanvitores. His life ended abruptly, being martyred on Guam in 1672. A fundamental work, containing one of first detailed accounts of the Marianas in the Pacific; much also included respecting the Philippines and Guatemala. Illustrated with a fine engraved plate by Pesche, shows the martyrdom of Father Sanvitores, woodcut device on last folio. Sabin, 26591.

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        De Scriptis Medicis Libri Duo

      Norimbergae : Impensis Johannis Georgii Endteri, 1686. Leather Bound. Very Good. Nuremberg: Johann Georg Endter, 1686. Thick 4to. Two parts in one volume. [24], 1097 pp., [59]; [6], 160pp., [2]. Latin. Fully bound in contemporary calf. Modern reback with gilt lettered bright red spine label. Wear and chipping to extremities. Covers decoratively blind stamped. New endpapers. Warrington Dispensary Library stamp. Minor browning/foxing to pages. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Beautiful engravings and printed titles. Fourth edition, considerably expanded by Georg Abraham Mercklin. "Van der Linden's book was at the time of its appearance the most complete medical bibliography yet produced"-Garrison-Morton 6744, referenceing the 1637 orginal edition.The Warrington Dispensary in England was a small hospital established in 1810. The Library was in active use until the removal to a new building in 1874. The books were stored there until the collection was bought by Sir William Osler who moved it to an American Hospital. Osler is credited for the preservation of over 1,000 items from the original collection.

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        Confucius Sinarum Philosophus, sive scientia latine exposita

      Paris,: Andrea Cramoisy for Daniel Horthemels, 1686-, 1687.. Small folio, folding engraved portrait of Confucius and folding engraved map of China, several engraved headpieces and initials, some small stamps and early manuscript annotation on front free endpaper; a fine copy in 18th-century tree calf, fine gilt border on boards, spine richly gilt with crimson label. The first European printing of the works of Confucius. As Lowendahl points out, 'by one of the stranger ironies of history, Europe first learned of Confucius from Jesuits who had been sent out to convert the "heathen" Chinese'.This important compendium was 'the first systematic and comprehensive presentation of Confucianism' (Knud Lundbaek), and includes the first ever translation into Latin of The Analects, the fundamental Confucian text and the very basis of Chinese scholarship. The work is also known for its significant map representing the provinces of China, and indicating the centres of missionary activity. There is besides an attractive image of Confucius in a stylised library, the walls lined with books bearing the titles of some of his classic works. The large characters at the top read 'National Academy of Learning' and those bracketing the arch 'Confucius, the First Teacher under Heaven'.In many ways the modern era of European contact with China began in 1601, when the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrived in the Chinese capital to establish a Catholic mission. The reports of Ricci and his colleagues were widely published, with many, like this, produced in Paris, a centre for the Jesuits. Although European scholarship on China continued unabated, this present work can be seen as the forerunner to the great eighteenth-century enthusiasm for China, a development that had a dramatic influence on European culture, most obviously in the decorative arts and architecture, but also in the currents of scholarly and intellectual writing. Leibniz and Voltaire were among the more important writers to adapt Chinese ideas, quite apart from ambitious projects such as Du Halde's Description... de l'Empire de Chine of 1735.Translations of the works of Confucius into Latin were central to this renaissance of Chinese thought in the West. The project had begun with two individual titles, both of which were published in the East: Father da Costa's Sapientia Sinica (in English known as The Great Learning) of 1662 and Father Prospero Intorcetta's Sinarum Scientia Politico-Moralis (The Doctrine of the Mean) of 1667. The current work, produced under the editorship of Philippe Couplet, reprised these two earlier translations of Da Costa and Intorcetta, and was improved through the addition of the first translation of The Analects as well as a fourth part, Couplet's own chronological table of the Chinese dynasties, with separate title. As a result, it was both the first great compendium of the thought of Confucius, and the first of his works to be produced in Europe.The work was well received, with a French edition in 1688 and an English version in 1691. Numerous further editions appeared over the following decades.This excellent copy has the bookplate of the renowned nineteenth-century Orientalist, bibliophile and Czech intellectual Voita Naprstek.Brunet, II, 221; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 2, 1392-3; de Backer/Sommervogel , II, 1564,12; Ebert , 5118; Graesse, II, 249; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 182; Lust, 'Western Books on China', 724; Streit, 'Bibliotheca Missionum', V, p.802.

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        Histoire des Avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes contenant ce qu´ils on fait de plus remarquable depuis vignt années

      The rare first French edition, of what´s arguably the most influential buccaneering account; from the Hamsworth library. 1686. Paris. Jacques Lefebvre. Two volumes in 12mo (164 mm x 87 mm). 1 [blank] + 15 ff. + 342 + 12 ff. + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 3 ff. + 384 + 12 ff. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, richly gilt and lettered, worn but still an attractive binding in its original condition. A fine copy, gently browned as often and with a few foxing spots, second title water stained, short tears to folding plates. First French edition. Besides its rarity, this edition is also important for its illustrations don´t derive from either the Dutch original or two earliest English editions. The translation was prepared by Frontigniéres, from Exquemelin´s own manuscript; the first edition in all was published in Dutch in 1678 under the title De Americaensche Zee-Roovers. The success was immediate, translations followed and editions continued until the 18th century. Exquemelin (1645 ? 1707) was a French Huguenot, in 1666 made sale towards the Antilles, his ship was allegedly attacked by pirates and after reaching Tortuga he was apparently sold to a local who subsequently sold to a surgeon of some sort, he would teach him his office and eventually grant him his freedom against payment. At an uncertain date, Exquemelin became a privateer; as a pirate, he participated in the raid of Maracaibo in 1669 and that of Panama in 1670 under Morgan. His experiences and observations were concentrated in his memoires. The detail with which Exquemelin describes the lootings, plundering, life and adventures of these seamen is, and was unequaled for a long time. The illustrations include seven folding maps and views; the Maracaibo and Panama maps closely follow the Dutch, a large folding map of the Spanish Main is entirely new to this edition. The text from this edition was substantially augmented by the editor, Journel; he is also responsible for shading light onto the term ?buccaneer?. Provenance: the Hamsworth copy (lot 6479, Sotheby´s, December 1949, 2/10/- GBP).

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