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        RENATUM è MYSTERIO PRINCIPIUM PHILOLOGICUM IN QUO VOCUM, signorum et punctorum, tum & literarum maxime ac numerorum origo. Nec non novum variarum rerum specimen etymologicum forma dialogi propalatur.

      Patavii, Ex Typographia Seminarii, 1686. FIRST EDITION 1686. LATIN TEXT. Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, vignette to title page of the Tower of Babel, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, numerous symbols, letters, tiny pictures, musical notation etc., in the text, pages: [16], 1-138, [3], includes Errata, bound in quarter vellum, marbled boards, paper label with ink lettering to spine. Vellum spine stained, boards rubbed with slight loss to marbled paper, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 2 purple stamps to blank side of title page by a previous owner, one very pale, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning, last three leaves have a pale stain, a little shallow creasing to pages, old ink manuscript note in early hand beneath the word "Finish" and on the last page (Lector Benevole), apart from the faults mentioned the rest of the text is very clean. A very good copy. This work was based on John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica, it takes the form of a dialogue between Theopranicus and Philologus. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Notitie antiche e moderne di Casa Villanova in Bologna poste in luce da G.B. Villanova, ultimo di essa Famiglia, che di antichità passa anni 538... (Segue:) Aggiunte di diverse Famiglie già descritte in parentele con Casa Villanova...

      Villanova, Gio. Benedetto. Bologna, Erede di Vittorio Benacci, 1686. Notizie antiche e moderne di Casa Villanova in Bologna poste in luce da G.B. Villanova, ultimo di essa Famiglia, che di antichità passa anni 538... (Segue:) Aggiunte di diverse Famiglie già descritte in parentele con Casa Villanova... In - 4° antico, m. tela recente. (8), 100, 64 pp. con grande arme dei Villanova incisa in legno in antiporta, e una tavola con ritratto del Villanova. Esemplare completo. Spreti - Degli Azzi, Bibl. araldica, 4105. Lozzi, 897:: >. Manca al Frati. Neg. Bob. 3

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        Caroli Schaaf opus aramæum, complectens grammaticam chaldaico-syriacam: selecta targumin, cum versione latina, et annotationibus: lexicon chaldaicum

      Jordanum Luchtmans, Lugduni Batavorum 1686 - First edition, small 8vo, pp. [20], 376, 392, 195; *-2*4, 3*2, A-Z8, 2A4, 2A-4E4; 2C2 missigned 2C3, 4V3 missigned 5V3, 5D2 missigned 5D3, 5E3 missigned 5E2; title page printed in red, woodcut printer's device and initials; three-quarter 19th-century calf over marbled boards recently rebacked, gilt spine, marbled endpapers; ex-Library of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. with their late 19th-century gift bookplate from the bibliophile and philanthropist James Lenox mounted to front pastedown; edges worn, endpaper edges cracked and worn, glue stains from previous crude tape repair to back endpaper and flyleaf; small tear to L6 affecting text without loss of meaning, occasional dampstaining throughout, else textblock mostly very good. Vancil, p. 215. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RENATUM è MYSTERIO PRINCIPIUM PHILOLOGICUM IN QUO VOCUM, signorum et punctorum, tum & literarum maxime ac numerorum origo. Nec non novum variarum rerum specimen etymologicum forma dialogi propalatur.

      Patavii, Ex Typographia Seminarii, 1686.. FIRST EDITION 1686. LATIN TEXT. Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, vignette to title page of the Tower of Babel, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, numerous symbols, letters, tiny pictures, musical notation etc., in the text, pages: [16], 1-138, [3], includes Errata, bound in quarter vellum, marbled boards, paper label with ink lettering to spine. Vellum spine stained, boards rubbed with slight loss to marbled paper, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 2 purple stamps to blank side of title page by a previous owner, one very pale, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning, last three leaves have a pale stain, a little shallow creasing to pages, old ink manuscript note in early hand beneath the word "Finish" and on the last page (Lector Benevole), apart from the faults mentioned the rest of the text is very clean. A very good copy. This work was based on John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica, it takes the form of a dialogue between Theopranicus and Philologus. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le pitture di Bologna che nella pretesa e rimostrata fin'ora da altri maggiore antichità, e impareggiabile eccellenza nella pittura, con manifesta evidenza di fatto rendono il passeggiere disingannato, ed instrutto. Dell'ascoso Accademico gelato. A i meriti incomparabili del Signor Le Brun pittore primario del Re Christianissimo

      per Giacomo Monti, In Bologna 1686 - in 8°, 14 cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso diviso da 3 nervi con tracce d'uso, p. (24), 348. Qualche brunitura. Timbro privato al retro del frontespizio di 1 cm di diametro, leggermente rifilato. Rara prima edizione [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Mapp of America Devided According to the Best and latest Observations and Discoveries wherein are discribed by thear Proper Names the seaverall Countries that Belonge to ye English which are wholly left out in all French and Dutch Maps viz New Scotland, Long Island, N. York, N. Jarsey, Maryland, Pensilvania, Carrolina etc.

      c 1686., London, - First map to name Philadelphia Double-page engraved map (475 by 565mm to the neatline, full margins showing the plate mark) with contemporary hand-colour in outline. Not only does this rare English map of America include the first appearance of Philadelphia on a printed map, it famously depicts California as an island. This is the second state of a frequently mis-cataloged map. According to Taliaferro, this map was offered for sale as early as 1684 and that most likely, there are two states of the map, the later (as here) of the two adding an advertisement for maps of Africa, Asia and Europe. This is the earliest appearance of Philadelphia on a printed map. Due to the changing English political landscape, the dedication to Henry, Duke of Beaufort, in a separate cartouche flanked by cherubs, makes it improbable that it was published after 1689. Henry was only a lukewarm supporter of the Glorious Revolution. The map is richly embellished with ships, coats of arms and a second cartouche featuring native inhabitants; and reflects heightened interest in the English colonies as well as English place-names for much of the New World.

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        Cosmograrhy & Astrology

      Londra 1686 - Illustrazione tratta dall'opera "The Gentlemans Recreation in Three Parts", di Richard Blome, pubblicata per la prima volta a Londra nel 1686. Le iscrizioni nell'ovale spiegano le diverse parti delle due arti. Decorano la tavola strumenti e figure allegoriche. Incisione in rame, colorata a mano, piccoli fori di tarlo, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Taken from 'The Gentlemans Recreation in Three Parts' by Richard Blome, London: S. Roycroft, 1686. Large oval with inscriptions outlining the various parts of cosmography and astronomy; below, two emblematic figures with scientific instruments either side of a globe. Copper engraving, hand-colored, small wormholes, otherwise in good condition. Dimensioni 240 390mm

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        ANTON I NERI FLORENTINI, DE AR TE VITRARIA LIBRI SEPTEM & IN EOSDEM CHRISTOPH. MERRETTI MED. D. SOCITE. REGIAE SOCII OBSERVATIONES & NOTAE. CIN QUIBUS OMNE GEMMARUM ARTIFICALIUM, ENCSUSTERUM LACCRUM ARTIFIUM EXPLICATOR

      Amsterdam. (amstelodami): Amstelodami, Apud Andream Frisum. Very Good. 1686. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound in vellum . Stain on rear cover. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. A few pages slightly age darkened. Eight engraved illustrations of which five are fold outs. Front and rear paste-down endpaper have hand-written notes from long ago. Printed book on the subject of glass making technology. This recipe book contains over a hundred different preparations that range from the commonplace to the spectacular. It became the bible of glass makers throughout Europe. Glass, Science & Technology ; Engraved illustrations; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 455pp pages .

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        The Works of the Learned Sr Thomas Brown, Kt. Doctor of Physick, Late of Norwich.

      London: Thomas Basset, 1686. The first edition of Sir Thomas Browne's collected works comprising: Pseudodoxia Epidemica: or, Enquiries Into Very Many Received Tenents and commonly presumed Truths. 1686 [contents + 316pp + tables], Religio Medici. 1685. [prelims + 102pp], Hydrotaphia, Urn-Burial. And: The Garden of Cyprus, or, The Quincuncial, Lozenge, or Net-work Plantations of the Ancients, Artificially, Naturally,Mystically Considered. 1686. .[prelims + 52pp]. Certain Miscellany Tracts. 1686. [103pp + index - misnumbered, as is usual]. Rebacked full leather binding with 5 raised bands and blindstamped design to boards with gilt trim. Title page has repair with small piece of tape to verso. Corners of boards worn/bumped. Pages age-toned. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Gazophylacium mercatorio-arithmeticum Das ist: Schatz-Kammer der Kaffmännischen Rechnung. Darinn Allerhand bey der Kauffmannschafft [...] vorfallende Rechnungs-Arten, odentlich und ganz bedeutlich vorgezeiget werden [...]. Nun aber mit vielen neuen Zugaben vermehret denenselben auch die Solutiones von denen schweresten Aufgaben beygefüget worden [...]. Editio sexta. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      8. Mit gest. Titelportrait. 13 Bll., 658 S., 3 Bll. 4 Bll., 167 (1) S., Ldr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Letzte und umfangreichste Ausgabe des zuerst 1686 erschienenen berühmten kaufmännischen Rechenbuchs. Der zweite Teil mit separatem Titelblatt (Haupt-Schlüssel Zur Schatz-Kammer Der Kaufmännischen Rechnung, Das ist Solutiones) und am Ende mit einem Kapitel über das Journal und die Buchführung. - Mit Heinrich Meißner, seinem Kollegen von der St. Jacobi-Kirchenschule begründete er 1690 die Kunst-Rechnungsliebende Societät . Außerdem betätigte er sich als Verfasser von mathematischen, sowie für die kaufmännische Praxis bestimmten Büchern und Schriften, in die er selbstverfaßte Verse einstreute. Sein Glazophylacium wurde bis 1789 sechsmal neu aufgelegt. Es verdrängte ältere Bücher dieser Art, da es aus der Praxis zahlreiche Beispiele brachte. Heins verwertete u.a. die als Sekretär der [Glückstadter Afrikanischen] Gesellschaft gemachten Erfahrungen daher ist das Buch für die Handelsgeschichte noch heute aufschlußreich. Obwohl mit allen Finessen des Handels- und Geldverkehrs vertraut, trat Heins noch für das lutherische Ideal der Selbstgenügsamkeit ein (NDB VIII, 436f.). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. eingerissen. Zeitgen. Besitzvermerk am Vorsatzblatt. Gegen Ende etw. wasserrandig. - Humpert 6517.

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        Istoria della Conversione alla nostra Santa Fede dell' Isole Mariane, dette prima de' Ladroni... e morte gloriosa per Christo del venerabile P. Diego Luigi di Sanvitores

      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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        [TERRA AUSTRALIS] Istoria della Conuersione 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. Scritta nell' idioma Castigliano e tradotta nell' Italiano con l'accrescimento di notitie dal Padre Ambrosio Ortiz della medesima Compagnia. Napoli : Camillo Cauallo e Michele Luigi Mutij, 1686. Quarto, contemporary vellum (corners rubbed, a little stained), titled in manuscript on spine, pp. [xxii], engraved portrait, 663, woodcut device, a few stains, browning. Scarce. The first Italian edition of the official biography of San Vitores, notable Jesuit missionary to the Mariana Islands, and proponent for a Spanish expedition to colonise Terra Australis. Father San Vitores was one of the pioneer Spanish missionaries in the Mariana Islands, which lie directly to the north of the island of New Guinea in the northwest Pacific. He was martyred on the island of Guam in 1672. In his Memorial, of 1669 dedicated to the Viceroy of New Spain, patron of the Jesuit congregation in Mexico, San Vitores urges the Jesuits in Mexico to establish a mission in the Marianas - not as an end in itself, but because it would create a base from which the colonization and ultimate conversion of Terra Australis might be carried out. San Vitores' report was carried back to Mexico on the first galleon to visit him on Guam after his arrival there.

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        Sundhetzens spegel : uthi hwilken man beskodar sundhetzens natur, förnämste orsakerne til alla siukdomar, som sundheten förstöra pläga ; såsom och the medles rätta bruk hwarigenom hon för them befrijat, til thet bestämda målet kan underhållen warda Nu ånyo ... / uplagd aff Nathanael Goldenau.

      Stockholm : tryckt aff Joh. G. Eberdt, 1686. Inbunden bok. Helskinnband med spännen. Inlagan lossnat från bandet. Ryggen med bitar borta. Bra helhetsintryck ändå, då spännena är intakta och håller ihop bandet bra.Inlagan bruntonad. Äldre anteckningar och namnt. på pärmens insidor. Andra Sparman adlad Palmcron -Hans Sund-hetzens speghel, vthi hwilken man be-skodhar sundhetzens natur ... (1642) var den mest omfattande skriften ägnad åt förebyggande hälsovård som dittills utgivits på svenska; den har ansetts vara seklets bästa sv läkebok. Sveriges första kokbok? I denna andra upplaga finns några kapitel om mat

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        Histoire des Avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes

      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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        BAROMETER: "A Discourse of the Rule of the decrease of the height of the Mercury in the Barometer" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 16, No. 181, pp. 104-116)

      Royal Society of London, London 1686 - This paper by Edmund Halley's (1656-1742) is the first to mathematically describe the relationship between barometric pressure and altitude above sea level and is believed to be the article in which the term "barometer" is first used. The same issue also contains an account of the discovery of two new satellites of Saturn by Cassini (from Journal des Scavans), pp. 79-87. 77-123, 1 [plate] pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five gold lines to spine, red leather patch title, paper title pasted to center of front board. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus Juridicus de Arrestis, Ex Jurisconsultorum Scriptis &.

      1686 - A Scarce Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Arrest Mevius, David [1609-1670]. Tractatus Juridicus de Arrestis: Ex Jurisconsultorum Scriptis & Germaniae Legibus Moribusque Collectus, & In Gratiam Eorum qui Operantur Justitiae Brevi Quasi in Tabula Exhibitus, Multisque in Locis Auctus, & Secunda Vice Editus. Frankfurt: Impensis Viduae & Haeredum Joachimi Wildii, 1674. [viii], 311, [16] pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary paper-covered boards with later cloth rebacking, plain paper title label to spine. Light rubbing and few minor stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, tiny chip to head of spine, hinges just starting at ends, a few partial cracks to text block, owner inscription of Guido Kisch to front free endpaper dated 1913. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. Small early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. $750. * Second edition. First published in 1646, this treatise discusses laws and procedures concerning arrest. Much of its content deals with issues of debtor and creditor, attachment and garnishment and imprisonment for debt. A successful work, its third and final edition appeared in 1686. Kisch [1889-1985] was a prominent jurist and scholar who produced important works on humanism, Jewish law and history, German jurisprudence and the history of German-Jewish relations. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the second edition in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 3:010232F. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eris Scandica, qua adversus libros de jure naturali et gentium objecta diluuntur.

      - Frankfurt, Friedrici Knochii, 1686. 4:o. (12),+ 420,+ (4) s. Genomgående lagerfläckig och med svag fuktrand i början. Välbevarat samtida pergamentband. Collijn sp. 747. Första och enda separat tryckta upplagan av Pufendorfs samlade tidigare tryckta inlägg i den berömda akademiska striden i Lund mellan Pufendorf och hans kollega Nicolaus Beckman, rörande ?De jure naturae et gentium? Nya upplagor av samlingen trycktes 1706 och 1716 som tillägg med egen paginering till ?De jure .? Pufendorfs mest berömda bok ?De jure naturae et gentium? angreps för sina naturrättsliga idéer både från tyska forskare och från kollegan i Lund, Nicolaus Beckman, vilken även angrepp betänkliga inslag i Pufendorfs undervisning och avhandlingar i Lund. Pufendorf hade dock myndigheternas stöd och Beckman fick gå i landsflykt för sina påhopp.

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        A Treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts: Wherein All the Questions relating to that Subject are ingeniously Debated and Resolved. Wing S6260. Quarto

      London: Printed by S. Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], 1686. Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, very light browning, else quite crisp, with the bookplate of Charles Hedges dated 1702; the Taussig copy First edition of the first work on the English law of marriage, and one of Swinburne's two major works, written (in J.H. Baker's words) in "a felicitous informal style [contributing to] a reputation plac[ing] him in the ranks of the famous

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        Histoire de l¿Origine et des Progrez de la Monarchie françoise, suivant l¿ordre des temps ; Où tous les faits Historiques sont prouvez par des Titres authentiques, & par les Auteurs Contemporains.

      - Paris, Denis Thierry, 1686. 4 volumes in-12, [18]-360-[47]p, [10]-528-[34]p ,[8]-626-[38]p & [4]-722-[34]p. Edition originale rare de cette histoire de France, avec un frontispice aux tomes 1 à 3 (manquant au 4), 33 gravures dont 2 cartes au tome 1, 3 gravures dont 2 cartes au tome 2, 1 gravure au tome 3 et 1 au tome 4, soit 38 gravures en tout. Nombreux tableaux aux tomes 2 à 4, une table des princes intercalée entre les pages 513 et 514. Les cartes sont gravées sur 2 pages. La première du tome 1 a sa deuxième partie imprimée à l¿envers. La deuxième partie était jointe en plus pour avoir les deux parties dans le bon sens. Cette seconde partie a été attachée ici avec deux petits scotchs. L¿ouvrage concerne Les Gaules (tome I), les XIVe et XVe siècles (tome II), le XVIe siècle (tome III) et le XVIIe siècle (Tome IV). Cette histoire de France est en réalité un tableau chronologique des faits et personnages importants. Il est intéressant notamment par les preuves et citations apportées. Bayle dit que c¿est un bel ouvrage. La partie sur Les Gaules est particulièrement intéressant avec ses nombreuses gravures. Reliure plein veau janséniste brun. Exemplaire un peu défraichi, coins usés, trois coiffes avec manques, papier jauni. Bon ouvrage d¿histoire, RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita et res gestae sultani, almalichi alnasiri, Saladini ... nec non excerpta ex historia universali Abulfedae.Leiden, Johannes le Mair, 1755. Folio. With the title-page printed in red and black and with a woodcut device. Text in Arabic with parallel Latin translation. 19th-century boards covered with brown pastepaper.

      Gay 2238; Schnurrer 175; not in Blackmer. Reissue of the first edition of the standard biography of Saladin (1138-1193), the first Ayyubid sultan of Egypt and Syria, written by his secretary, Baha' al-Din ibn Shaddad (1145-1234). Saladin (or more properly, Salah al-Din) is renowned in the East as the great Mohammedan ruler who united the lands of Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia into a single Muslim empire. In 1187 he launched a "jihad" against the Christian invaders of the Holy Land and captured Jerusalem, showing clemency to the Christian inhabitants. He went on to drive the crusaders from every fortification in the land, except Acre, which he besieged unsuccessfully for two years. This volume also contains selections from the universal history of Abu al-Fida, a descendant of Saladin, who took part in the campaigns against the crusaders and later became sultan (1320). His history covers the period from creation to 1329. The editor and translator Albert Schultens (1686-1750) was a Dutch Orientalist, and regarded as the chief Arabist of his time.Title-page browned, some minor foxing and some damp stains, mostly marginal, otherwise in good condition. Binding worn along the extremities, top and bottom of spine damaged.

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        Institutiones ad fundamenta linguæ Hebrææ. Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg), Sándor (Alexander) Szathmári Pap, 1743. 4to. Set in roman and italic types with extensive Hebrew, incidental fraktur, Greek (2 sizes) and Arabic, and one 3-letter word in Samaritan. Contemporary gold-tooled sprinkled tanned sheepskin, each board with the Diesbach Belleroche coat of arms, probably a son of Nicolas de Diesbach Belleroche (1668-1735) in Switzerland.

      STCN (1 copy); KVK & WorldCat (2 copies). Second edition of Albert Schultens's renowned grammar of biblical Hebrew. Schultens (1686-1750), known as the father of comparative Semitic philology, taught Hebrew at Franeker and Leiden. He wrote extensively on the relationship between Hebrew and other Semitic languages, claiming that Arabic and Hebrew were "twin sisters". He used Arabic to interpret obscure Hebrew passages in the Bible. Schultens's extensive grammar was one of the most influential Hebrew grammars of the 18th century. Slightly browned and foxed, but otherwise in very good condition and only slightly trimmed (preserving an occasional deckle). The gold of the spine and edges was not well bonded and has been largely lost. The binding shows a few small worm holes, small cracks in the spine and other minor damage, but is still good. The rare second edition of an important work, also a remarkable example of Transylvanian book production.

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        Commentariorum de rebus suecicis libri XXVI. Ab expeditione Gustavi Adolfi regis in Germaniam ab abdicationem usque Christinæ.

      - Utrecht, Johannem Ribbium, 1686. Folio. Grav. extra titel,+ grav. porträtt,+ (14),+546, 529-1044,+ (24) s. Titelbladet med bortskrapad namnteckning. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Sid. 1024 med samtida marginalanteckning i bläck. Något nött samtida pergamentband, blindpräglade ramlinjer på pärmarna och fält på ryggen, äldre biblioteksetikett på ryggen. Fritz Stenströms exlibris och namnteckning, samt äldre namnteckning daterad 1781. Warmholtz 4384. Första upplagan av Pufendorfs historik över den svenska stormaktens grundläggande, från Gustav II Adolfs deltagande i trettioåriga kriget, och fram till Kristinas abdikation. Det var det första arbetet i svensk historia som han publicerade, efter att 1677 blivit utsedd till svensk rikshistoriograf. En tysk översättning utkom 1688 och en ny, något omarbetad, latinsk upplaga utkom 1705. ? et werk, som så mycket hedrar sin författare, ?, tyckte Warmholtz.

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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

      London: B. Tooke, T. Passenger [et al.], 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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        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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        Renatum è Mysterio Principium Philologicum in quo vocum, signorum et punctorum, tum & literarum maxime ac numerorum origo. Nec non novum variarum rerum specimen etymologicum forma dialogi propalatur.

      Patavii [Padova, Padua]: Ex Typographia Seminarii, 1686. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Bound in plain boards with no titles. Text in Latin. Many line drawings and symbols in text. A very early work exploring the evolution of written language. Writing and bookplate to front pastedown, lacking ffep, stain to top corner of first several pages. Waviness to pages as is usual for a book of this age. Extremely rare. Please write for more information or photographs.

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        Bibliotheque Universelle et Historique

      1686. Complete set of this late seventeenth century magazine, published in Amsterdam, made up of various editions but all from the same provenance. Vol. I - XXI all in one volume ; (I & II from the second edition of 1687 ; vol. XVII & XVIII & XIX from the second edition of 1699 ; vol. XX, third edition 1702 ; vol. XXI, third edition 1707 ; Vol. XXII - XXV each in two volumes from the second edition dated between 1698 and 1701). 25 years in 29 volumes. An index volume XXVI was published in 1719 after Fletcher's death. 12mo. All volumes in marbled wrappers, uncut and unopened. Among the many scholarly journals published all over Europe in the decades around 1700 Jean Le Clerc's Bibliothèques, published in Amsterdam, occupied a special place. Jean Le Clerc, a theologian and refugee from Geneva, published three periodicals: The Bibliothèque Universelle et Historique (1686-1693); the Bibliothèque Choisie (1703-1713) and the Bibliothèque Ancienne et Moderne (1714-1727). Thanks to his journalistic activities, we now have an excellent picture of contemporary scholarship in the Republic of Letters, the more so since, in the Republic of Letters, the editor did not need to worry so much as his colleagues in other countries about all kinds of repressive measures resulting from sometimes strict censorship. Jean Le Clerc published his periodicals for this large group of interested people who didn't have the time or the financial means to read everything that was being published, like doctors, magistrats and merchants. The periodicals were not intended for specialized scholars. They were published in a small format to enable readers to carry them easily and read them everywhere. This size also enabled smuggling the books to France where the periodical was forbidden. Provenance: From the collection of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, with his name written on either the titlpages or the inside back wrapper of most volumes. Did he buy 2nd & 3rd editions because the 1st was sold out and he wanted to have the series complete? [H. Bots, Jean Leclerc pp. 53-66 in Studies in Seventeenth Century English Literature, History and Bibliography & see Wijngaards, De Bibliothèque Choisie van Jean Le Clerc... A'dam, 1986; NNBW IV p. 430-434]

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        Some letters containing an account of what seemed most remarkable in Switzerland, Italy, etc., To which is annexed his answer to Mr. Varillas.

      At Amsterdam, Printed in the Year, 1686, - sm. in-8vo, 300 p. + 96 p. (includes a new titlepage: Reflections on Mr. Varillas history of the revolution that have happened in Erurope in matters of Religion, and more particularly on his Ninth Book that relates to England. Amsterdam 1686), full leather binding, author & title gilt on spine. First edition, (as the edition publ. in Rotterdam 1686. (See Cox I, 110) during Burnet's exile. Lively account of early 17th. c. travel by this lively man of the world. Later editions have titles like: Travels through France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 17516; Haller 1.946. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones ad fundamenta linguæ Hebrææ. Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg), Sándor (Alexander) Szathmári Pap, 1743. 4to. Set in roman and italic types with extensive Hebrew, incidental fraktur, Greek (2 sizes) and Arabic, and one 3-letter word in Samaritan. Contemporary gold-tooled sprinkled tanned sheepskin, each board with the Diesbach Belleroche coat of arms, probably a son of Nicolas de Diesbach Belleroche (1668-1735) in Switzerland.

      - STCN (1 copy); KVK & WorldCat (2 copies). Second edition of Albert Schultens's renowned grammar of biblical Hebrew. Schultens (1686-1750), known as the father of comparative Semitic philology, taught Hebrew at Franeker and Leiden. He wrote extensively on the relationship between Hebrew and other Semitic languages, claiming that Arabic and Hebrew were "twin sisters". He used Arabic to interpret obscure Hebrew passages in the Bible. Schultens's extensive grammar was one of the most influential Hebrew grammars of the 18th century. Slightly browned and foxed, but otherwise in very good condition and only slightly trimmed (preserving an occasional deckle). The gold of the spine and edges was not well bonded and has been largely lost. The binding shows a few small worm holes, small cracks in the spine and other minor damage, but is still good. The rare second edition of an important work, also a remarkable example of Transylvanian book production.

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        Histoire des croisades pour la délivrance de la Terre-Sainte. Par le sieur Louis Maimbourg, cy-devant Jesuite. Les histoires du sieurs Mainbourg; 5-6.

      Chez la veuve de Sebastien Marbre-Cramoisy imprimeur du Roy, rue Saint Jacques, aux Cicognes, A Paris. 2 v. ([20] 573, [2]; [16], 507, [2] p.), 4°(25 cm), piena pelle coeva con dorso a cinque nervi e ricchi fregi in oro, tassello in pelle con titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, timbretto privato ottocentesco al frontespizio di ciascun volume, tracce di exlibris rimossi ai contropiatti anteriori. Dedicated to Louis XIV, the book is illustrated with 6 head-pieces etched after Chaveau and Cochin, a frontispiece and numerous engraved tail-pieces. A Jesuit from Nancy expelled from the order by Rome, Louis Maimbourg (1620-1686) was a renowned historian and writer who benefited from the protection of the French king; this history of the Crusades is regarded as his masterpiece. Seconda edizione in quarto (la prima è del 1675-1676) da non confondersi con altre edizioni coeva di piccolo formato e minor pregio. Ai frontespizi marca tipografica incisa con due cicogne che ci contendono un lombrico nei becchi volando sopra un paesaggio rurale edificato, tra occhietto e frontespizio di ciascun volume una grande tavola incisa con scena di crociati al cospetto dei sultani, a ciascun volume grandi testate e finali incisi con scene in tema. Edizione molto rara soprattutto in questo stato di conservazione.

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        A Relation of the Conference between William Laud, Late Lord Arch-bishop of Canterbury and Mr. Fisher the Jesuit, By the Command of King James, of ever Blessed Memory. With An Answer to such Exceptions as A. C. takes against it

      London: Printed by Ralph Holt for Thomas Bassett, Thomas Dring, and John Leigh, 1686. Fourth edition, Revised: With a Table annexed. Hardcover. g- to vg. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 8"). [14]pp (The Epistle Dedicatory), 253, [1]pp (Text), [12]pp (Table of Contents). Blind-stamped contemporary calf, rebacked but retaining the original covers, with gold lettering and blind-stamped tooling to spine. Raised bands. Modern endpapers. Title page in red and black lettering. Originally published in 1639 under the title "A Relation of the Conference between William Laud and Mr Fisher by command of King James," this work is a first-hand account of the third conference between Father Perry (Fisher), a Jesuit, and bishop William Laud on May 24, 1622, before the lord marquess Buckingham, and the countess, his mother. The conference was a direct result of the Laud-"Fisher" (Father Percy) controversies on the Infallibility of the Church. Laud was induced by his desire to escape from the trammels of Calvinistic dogmatism to take up a wider and nobler position. In what he himself believed he was as arbitrary as any Calvinist; but the only way out of Calvinistic influence was by adopting a position of greater width. He argued that not all points defined by the Church are fundamental; limited as far as possible the domain and extent of soul-saving faith; and urged that the foundations of the faith are the Scriptures and the Creeds. In case of any doubt about the meaning of the Articles, or superstructures upon them - ("which are doctrines about the faith, not the faith itself, unless when they be immediate consequences") - then, both in and of these, a lawful and free General Council, determining according to Scripture, is the best judge on earth.Covers partly darkened and rubbed along edges. Closed tear to lower front joint. Previous owner's name in ink on inside of front free endpaper. Minor water-staining along upper margin of the last two leaves of the Epistle Dedicatory (not affecting lettering). Minor and sporadic offsetting / foxing throughout. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        Voyage de Siam, des peres jesuites, envoyez par le Roy aux Indes & à la Chine. Avec leurs observations astronomiques, et leurs remarques de physiques, de géographie, d'hydrographie, & d'histoire.

      - Paris, Arnould Seneuze, Daniel Horthemels, 1686. 4to (23.8 x 17.5 cm). [xvi], 424, [viii] pp. Engraved title-vignette, engraved headpieces and initials to the dedication page and six chapters; ten full-page and ten double-paged leaves with engravings, signed by Pierre Paul Sevin (artist) and Cornelis Vermeulen (engraver), for a total of 20 plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and dark red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l Rare first edition, in large 4to, complete with all twenty plates, of the full account of the author's first mission to Siam (Thailand). This work also includes his long stay at the Cape of Good Hope, with extensive notes on the South African Cape province, depicting hottentots, as well as exotic animals such as the zebra, rhinoceros, chameleon and several other Cape reptiles on four double-sized plates. Also depicted are several elephants, the "walking" ginseng root, and a view of Bangkok. The very fine, large, and detailed head-pieces mainly show views of towns, gardens, courts, etc. Guy Tachard (1650-1712) was a French missionary and traveller; he died in Bengal. Provenance: Mr de Revoset (old handwritten dedication on title and p. 1). The work is rather rare, and seldom found complete. Some copies in BNF (3) and COPAC (2 in Oxford and 1 in the British Library). Copies often have fewer plates than our copy. Our number of leaves with plates agrees with the OCLC standard description and that of the copy in the British Library. There are a few copies on the market, but nearly all have only 19 plates, or less. Nissen only records an 8vo edition. Margins quite wide. Corners rubbed. Later endpapers. The margins with light damp staining on some leaves, a few marginal wormholes and some marginal thumbing and staining. The plates usually cleaner. In all, a good, complete copy with all the plates. De Backer/Sommervogel VII, 1802; Graesse VI2, 7; Nissen ZBI, 4066. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Tirolo con li Vescouati di Trento e Brixen

      Roma 1686 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Mercurio Geografico" edito a Roma dal De Rossi. Giacomo Cantelli, nativo da Vignola come egli fa notare nella sua firma, fu il primo cartografo ufficiale della corte di Modena, dal 1685, anno in cui il duca Francesco II lo nominò geografo e conservatore della biblioteca ducale. Incisione in rame, tracce di piega dell’atlante con piccolo strappo nel cartiglio, margine destro rifilato al rame, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Map taken from "Mercurio Geografico", published in Rome by G. de Rossi. A rich cartouche enriches the map. The Italian cartographer Cantelli introduced a style in cartography that was followed and developed by Coronelli: his maps are very attractive and finely engraved, with elaborate strapworks and decorations. The Author Vignola 1643 - 1695 Dimensioni 560 430mm

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        Der hohen Christlichen Alliirten und des Türckischen Groß-Sultans neu eröffneter geheimer Kriegs- und Staats-Rath. Worinnen der hohen Alliirten gewaltige Armatur/ Dero bey gegenwärtigem Feld-Zuge vermuthliches Vornehmen/ nebst ihren victorieusen Progressen wider den Erbfeind ... nach denen neuesten Begebenheiten vorgestellet werden. Nebenst angefügter Curieusen Beschreibung der Welt beruffenen Dardanellen oder Hellespontischen Meer-Schlösser/ Worinnen von der Stadt Constantinopel drey considerablen Seltenheiten ... gehandelt wird.

      60, 36 S. Rückenbroschur. 19 x 16 cm. VD17 3:003425 vgl. Apponnyi 2249 (Ausgabe von 1686).

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        Le gemme antiche figurate di Leonardo Agostini alla santita di Allesandro VII (Parte prima) - Le gemme antiche figurate di Leonardo Agostini all´alltezza serenissima di Cosimo Principe di Toscana. Hoggi serenissimo Gran Duca (Parte seconda)

      Bok. Roma, Gio. Battista Brussotti, 1686. 52 s., 1 kopparstucken plansch, 116 kopparstuckna porträtt del I), (8), 75 s., 151 kopparstuckna porträtt (del II). 2 vol. dekorerade halvfranska band med 4 upphöjda bind, blå snitt, bra skick. 20x25 cm. Exlibris (John Kruses boksamling, Erici Montell).

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        Descritione delli Principati della Moldavia e Valachia

      Roma 1686 - Carta geografica tratta dal Mercurio Geografico edito a Roma dal De Rossi. Giacomo Cantelli, nativo da Vignola come egli fa notare nella sua firma, fu il primo cartografo ufficiale della corte di Modena, dal 1685, anno in cui il duca Francesco II lo nominò geografo e conservatore della biblioteca ducale. Map taken from Mercury Geographic published in Rome by De Rossi. Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola native as he pointed out in his signature, was the first official map of the court of Modena from 1685, when Duke Francesco II appointed him as a geographer and curator of the ducal library. Dimensioni 540 420mm

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        Anatome. Ex omnium veterum recentiorumque. Observationibus. Inprimis institutionibus b.m. Parentis Caspari Bartholini, ad circulationem Harvejanam et vasa lymphatica. Quartum renovata.

      8 [ = 20 x 11,5 cm]. [12 anstatt 14] Bl., 807 S., [4 anstatt 7 ] Bl. [ = Index unvollständig: A-M], 113 (von 120?) tlws. ganzseitige Kupferstichillustrationen. Pergamenteinband. Wellcome II, 107. *** Waller 713 (Ausgabe 1686). ** Vgl. Daniel Thierstein und EOS Antiquariat Katalog Medizin & Naturwissenschaften, Teil I, Nr. 16. *** Häufig aufgelegtes Anatomiebuch des 17. Jahrhunderts in lateinischer Sprache. In der vorliegenden Ausgabe mit den damals neuen anatomischen Erkenntnissen zum menschlichen Blutkreislauf durch William Harvey. *** Exemplar aus der Bibliothek eines Mediziners um 1909. Mehrfach mit dessen Namensstempel versehen, vereinzelt auch im Textteil, Buchblock in den Pergamenteinband mit primitivem Vorsatzpapier (etwas zu eng) eingesetzt. Mehrfache handschriftliche Besitzvermerke auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Alte Inventarisierungsnummer einer Bibliothek im vorderen Innendeckel. Pergamenteinband stark angegraut bzw. fleckig, wurmlöchrig an einigen Stellen und etwas (bedingt durch schlechtes buchbinderisches Handwerk) verzogen. Textteil insgesamt ordentlich, vorderer Teil (S. 1-20) etwas fingerfleckig, hinterer Teil (S. 785-807) insgesamt stärker fleckig. S. 92 mit Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust) unten, S. 184 u. S. 562 mit Eckabriss (geringer Textverlust), S. 639 untere Hälfte der Tafeldarstellung fehlt. Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt und Vorrede vom Buchbinder an den Seitenrändern ungleich beschnitten. Die vergleichende Kollationierung mit anderen Exemplaren ergab eine unklare bzw. unvollständige Ermittlung der Kupfertafeln. Oftmals werden bei anderen Exemplaren gefaltete Kupfertafeln erwähnt. In meinem Exemplar fehlen diese, wie auch das Porträt (Frontispiz). *** SONDERPREIS!

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        The Natural History of Stafford-Shire.

      Oxford, 1686 VG, 1686, 1st ed, 37 pls, + 1 folding map & the subscribers list. In 18c spotted calf, blind edge tooling, corners rubbed. New spine with old laid down, raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, gilt title to black calf label. Internally, title with vignette, [12], [1], 2-416. 419-422. 425-450 pp, [10] index, [4] subscribers list, 2 vignettes, 37 pls (26 folding), 1 map (folding), as usual lack the 'Armes Omitted' plate, facsimile of Newtons bookplate to fpd, lacking 2 leaves (p417/8 & p423/4. ie Ggg & Ggg4) appear to be the original printers error, 2 corner tips gone, plate 31 margin leaf repaired, map signed by Joseph Browne, dated 1682 (professionally restored), new old endpapers. (Folio, 193*310 mm). (Map 535*638 mm, depicting 165 coats of armes). (ESTC R21986. Wing P2588. Upcott 1172-74. Allibone 1609). Is also of importance to historians of Freemasonry, the author refers at some length to the Society of Freemasons and how it has spread over the Nation. Plot, naturalist & antiquary whose success is to be measured less in his own career than in the influence that his two county histories had on succeeding writers. By eschewing universalism, except in the range of literary reference that he brought to bear on his subjects which were treated in a relentlessly rational manner, Plot created a form of history writing which, by delimiting its subject either to a defined geographical region or to a particular topic, enabled practitioners of the genre to tackle manageable subjects. At the same time, by combining civil and ecclesiastical history with natural history, he introduced an element of novelty and enabled himself to describe a region as a unified whole in which nature and human activity were but two parts of a single environment. Authors of local histories, whether civil, natural, or both, were to acknowledge Plot's influence throughout the eighteenth century. If the model is no longer followed, the quality of his descriptions none the less continues to give value to his works. See ODNB.

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        Historia Plantarum species hactenus editas. . .

      London: Mary Clark for Henry Faithorne, 1686. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. 1686-1688. Volumes 1 and 2 (of 3). Large folio (440 x 282 mm). [26], 1-58, (59)-(62), 59-983 [1]; [8], 985-1350 [2] 1351-1944, [36] pp. Title of vol. 1 printed in red and black. Printed on large and thick paper. Contemporary mottled calf, spines with 7 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered red morocco labels (hinges repaired, corners bumped and scuffed, some wear to boards and extremities), red-sprinkled edges. Very little browning and occasional very minor spotting to text. Provenance: William Constable (armorial bookplate to front pastedowns); Haskell F. Norman (bookplate to front pastedowns). A fine, internally crisp and clean copy. ----Norman, Norman Library of Science and Medicine 1790 (this copy); Dibner 24; Horblit 87; NLM/Krivatsy 9409; Wing R-394, R-395A. - FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, second state of volume 1. Volumes 1 and 2 of Ray's great work in which he intended to classify all known European plants and attempted to integrate the increasing knowledge of exotic flora. Ray adopted Jungius' morphological system and terminology and includes essays on practical aspects such as propagation and plant diseases, as well as a thorough and systematic survey of plants according to taxonomic principles. Ray's theories paved the way for Linnaeus, but he enjoyed only modest success with Historia plantarum, largely due to the work's unwieldy size, lack of illustrations, and the political upheaval occurring at the time of publication. This in one of only a few known large-paper copies (AE records only two sets that have appeared at auction in the past). The paper in our copy is watermarked with a shield surrounded by a fleur-de-lys (cf. Briquet 995), compared to the cluster-of-grapes watermark in the regular paper-size copies (e.g. Norman 1789). A third volume, not included here, was published 16 years later, in 1704. Very Good.

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        Die Königliche Hoffstatt Arrakan. Kupferstich.

      Rechts unten mit der gestochenen Bezeichnung des Künstlers "P. Neis fecit". Auf Bütten mit Falz. 21,2 x 41,8 cm. Papier: 30,8 x 43 cm. Mit Titelkartusche. In der Platte durch Majuskeln gekennzeichnet und mit folgender Legende unterhalb der Darstellung: "A. der Königliche Pallast. B. der grosze flus von Arrakan. C. der weg so nach dem Wohnplaz der Portugesen geht. D. Pagode mit einem vergullten dach. E. die Porten. F. Cure baum. G. die vorstatt von Arrakan". - Wohl aus: J. C. Wagner, Interiora orientis detecta, oder grundrichtige und eigentl. Beschreibung aller... Reiche des Orients. Augsburg, Koppmayer, 1686. - Der Kupferstecher Hafner war in Augsburg und Ulm tätig und stach vorwiegend Bildnisse Augsburger Persönlichkeiten, ferner Landschaften und Ornamentstiche. - Oberer Blattrand wasserrandig. Linker rand minimal stockfleckig. Winzige Ausdünnung im Himmel. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

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        Samuelis Pufendorfi Commentariorum de Rebus Suecicis libri XXVI. Ab expeditione Gustavi Adolfi Regis in Germaniam ad abdicationem usque Christina.

      Bok. Johannem Ribbium, Utrecht 1686. OU. Samtida pergamentband. 15+2+1044+24 sidor. Graverat extra titelblad + graverat helsides porträtt. Färgat snitt. Förgylld ryggtiteletikett.Främre pärmsidan lös. Graverade titelbladet med nött yttermarginal. Ryggen hel, men något sliten. Inlagan i mkt gott skick.

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        Resolutiones Morales selectorum casuum conscientiae patris Caroli Casalicchi e societate Iesu

      Ex officina Typographica Iosephi Roselli, 1686. LATINO 2 Volume rilegato in piena pelle connervature al dorso, coperte mute. Bellissima incisione a tutta pagina con soggetti a tema religioso Iac Blondeau Sculp, segue frontespizio in rosso e nero recante incisione raffigurante un rapace in cornice fiorata. Lettera dedicatoria. Bei capi lettera incisi. Presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Fioritura sparsa e macchioline brunite alle pagine. Piatti e dorso con segni del tempo. Note manoscritte alle controguardie USATO

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