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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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      - GUIA DE INFERMEIROS, DIRECTORIO DE PRINCIPIANTES. [Vinheta do autor, armoriada e com moto: «fortuna volare impedit»]. Anno 1686. AVTOR O DOVTOR FRANCISCO MORATO Roma. Medico, Medico da Camara de S. Magestade, & do S. Officio da Inquisiçaõ, Cavaleiro professo da Ordem de Christo. LISBOA. Na Officina de DOMINGOS CARNEYRO. In 8º gr. (de 20x15 cm) com [xxiv], 428 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada, com ligeiros trabalhos de traça e dano na coifa inferior. 3ª edição de conhecidas desta obra. Trata-se do primeiro tratado de enfermagem escrito em português. Inocêncio III, 17: "Francisco Morato Roma, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo, Formado em Medicina pela Universidade de Coimbra, e Medico da camara dos reis D. João IV e D. Affonso VI, etc. N. em Castello de Vide, na provincia do Alemtejo, a 4 de Outubro de 1588, e m. em Lisboa, com 80 annos no de 1668. Luz da Medicina pratica, racional e methodica, guia de enfermeiros, dividida em tres partes. Lisboa, por Henrique Valente de Oliveira 1664. 4.º Ibi, por Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello 1672. 4.º Coimbra, por João Antunes 1700. 4.º Ibi, no Real Collegio das Artes 1726. 4.º Ibi, por Francisco de Oliveira 1753. 4.º de VIII 488 pag. (Esta ultima impressão contém de mais um Tratado das sezões perniciosas, e o Compendio de varios remedios de cirurgia, por Gonçalo Rodrigues de Cabreira, que tambem já fôra addicionado na edição antecedente de 1726.) Da Luz da Medicina (n.º 1527) vi ainda mais outra edição, Coimbra por João Antunes 1712. 4º '. Location/localizacao: raros

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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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      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, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      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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      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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        Scriptis Medicis

      Nuremberg, J.G. Endter, 1686. Pour les deux parites. Un fort volume de format petit in 4° de un frontispice gravé, 11 ff., 1097 pp., 30 ff.29 ff.3 ff., 160 pp., 1 f. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane havane, dos à 5 nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, titre doré. Tranches rouges. - Coiffes usées, épidermures sur les plats, coupes frottées, intérieur en très bel état et sans mouillure. Bon exemplaire. La plus importante bilbiographie de médecine de l'époque, dans l'édition largement complétée par Mercklin. Garrison-Morton 6744.

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

      Prague: Joannis Caroli Gerzabek. 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. 1686. [First Edition]. Folio. 120pp :: Engraved title [dated 1685], 28 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces and initials :: 340mm x 200mm (13" x 8") .

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        Riflessioni geografiche circa le terre incognite

      Padua,: per il Cadorino,, 1686.. Quarto, with a portrait of the author; a few light stains, a small wormhole and repaired tear in the half-title, but an excellent copy in 19th-century marbled boards, rebacked, with the bookplate of "Bibliotheca Veneta Car. Frid. Guilelm Brose MDCCCLXXII". Rare, important and little-known early work on the southern continent, summarising early geographical knowledge and drawing on Marco Polo and others to sing the praises of Italian, and specifically Venetian explorers: Terrarossa 'attempted to prove that Venetians had discovered all lands unknown to the ancients, including America and Terra Australis...' (Hiatt, Terra Incognita, p. 261).This is the first issue of the first edition of this rare work, identified by the imprint with the privilege "del serenissimo principe" and dated 1686 (the same sheets were also issued with the imprint date altered to 1687 and the privilege "del serenissimo senato").Terra Rossa concentrates extensively on Terra Australis (which he proposes calling Terra Australe Magallanica, in honour of Magellan), mostly with reference to Marco Polo, and considerable importance is attached to Marco Polo's "Beach, provincia aurifera" (Beach, the gold-bearing province), a promontory of the hypothetical Terra Australis Incognita, which became an important feature in maps of the period after Mercator first featured it on his sixteenth-century maps (specifically citing Marco Polo as his source). By the mid-seventeenth century, it had become a regular (if moveable) part of attempts to reconcile it with the fragments of coastline known from the Dutch voyages. Despite its frequent occurrence on maps there seems to be a surprisingly small canon of textual references to it.Terra Rossa himself describes his work as a friendly dispute with Michel Antoine Baudrand, whose Geographia ordine litterarum disposita (1682) had questioned the truth of geographical accounts by such 'gentlemen of Adria' as Marco Polo and the Zeno brothers. The 'colossal snob and fervent Venetian patriot by adoption, Vitale Terrarossa... in the 1680s was to argue that it was Marco "a Venetian patrician" who had discovered Australia - just as, he says, "the Venetian patricians", the Zeni brothers had discovered America in the fourteenth century and had by their writings inspired Columbus to get there. One stresses the "patrician" aspect here in conformity with the fervour of Terrarossa's own sentiments...' (Larner, Marco Polo and the discovery of the world, p. 170).Corin Braga has written extensively on this text in Derniers refuges terrestres des utopies classiques: le Continent Austral Inconnu et les pÙles gÈographiques (online resource), setting the work into a context of invented worlds and utopias such as those by Neville, Vairasse, De Foigny, Restif de la Bretonne, Hall, Seriman, Bowman and others.BL Italian , p. 900; Cicogna, 2535; JCB (1973) , p. 172.

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      1686. Good. BROWNE, THOMAS. WORKS. Containing I. Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors. II. Religio Medici: With Annotations and Observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial: together with the Garden of Cyrus. IV. Certain Miscellaneous Tracts. With Alphabetical Tables. folio, (18), 316 (11), (14), 102 (8), 52, (6), 68, &#39;99-103&#39; (i.e.69-73), (3)pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by R. White, fine head and tail-pieces and initials, and two engrvings in the text. London: Tho. Bassset, Ric. Chiswell, Tho. Sawbridge, Charels Mearn, and Charles Brome, 1686. A lovely full calf period facsimile binding with label, bands and gilt stamping to spine. First collected edition, frontispiece browned, some unobtrusive stains in the text, a good sound copy with a leather bookplate. This edition includes all of Browne&#39;s major works and encompasses the sum of learning of this remarkable polymath. Keynes 201; Osler 4522; Wing B-5150.

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      London. 1686.. [2],26pp. Dbd. Contemporary notations and stains on titlepage. Moderate wear and foxing. Irregularly trimmed, shaving a few letters at foredge of leaf C4. Good. First printed in 1686 in two editions, the present London edition and an edition in Oxford. Blackmer argues that the Oxford edition should have precedence, though both editions are relatively scarce, and this London edition is known in fewer copies. This London edition includes a description of Cerigo, not found in the Oxford edition. Randolph&#39;s description of the Morea, also known as the Peloponnesus, is a valuable account of southern mainland Greece, based on his own firsthand observations while a merchant there. He describes several important port cities, their attributes, suitability for commerce, and the quality of life there for the Greek and Turkish residents. "By 1664 he was living in Smyrna and he traded extensively through the Aegean region of the Ottoman empire until after 1680. Between 1683 and 1684 he travelled three times to Massachusetts to assist his elder brother Edward as deputy collector of customs. Back in England he published in 1686 The Present State of the Morea, a brief account of the port cities of the Peloponnese" - DNB. Blackmer praises the work for its accuracy: "Randolph writes from the point of view of a merchant rather than an antiquary, from personal observation of actual conditions, prompted by his economic interests. The Venetian invasion of the Morea had just occurred and possibly this event prompted Randolph to set down what he knew of the area." Blackmer owned a copy of the Oxford edition, but not of this scarcer London printing. Blackmer&#39;s copy had a folding map, and he asserts that the London edition should as well. The ESTC description does not mention a map, however, and the three copies of this London edition listed by ESTC in the United States, at Yale, the Huntington, and UCLA, do not contain a map. Only Blackmer&#39;s Oxford edition appears at auction in the last thirty- five years. BLACKMER CATALOGUE 1384 (Oxford ed). BLACKMER SALE 274 (Oxford ed). ESTC R13431. WING R235.

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        (George, of Rosehaugh) Observations on the Acts of Parliament, made by King James the First [Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth], Queen Mary, King James the Sixth, King Charles the First [Second]....

      Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His most Sacred Majesty, 1686 . first edition, folio, pp.[viii]+468+[4], with the final 2 leaves of "Several Additions...", fine large woodcut initials, sporadic marginal discolouration, staining and minor loss, but contents generally in excellent state; contemp. Scottish panelled calf, dark red morocco label, very good Wing M.184. From the library of James Ramsay of Ochtertyre, W.S., with his signature to title-page and front pastedown.

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        OPERE CAVALLERESCHE DISTINTE IN QUATTRO LIBRI cioè: Discorsi cavallereschi. Consigli cavallereschi (Libro primo e secondo). Decisioni cavalleresche. Bologna. Longhi, 1686.

      Ril. in pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso, ciascuna parte ha un proprio frontespizio con piccola xilografia, cm 22x16, pp 12 nn., 151, 12 nn., 115, 14 nn., 195, 10 nn., 78. Bei capilettera. Piccolo restauro in 1 pag., contenuta gora giallina al margine inferiore di alcune carte, margine superiore rifilato, ma buon esemplare. Edizione completa delle opere cavalleresche del Birago. Gelli, Autori del ?600, Haym.

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        Several Chirurgical Treatises. By Richard Wiseman, Serjeant-Chirurgeon.

      London, Printed by R. Norton and J. Macock, for R. Royston, 1686.. Second Edition, folio, half-title, short tear in outer blank margin of the dedication leaf to Charles 11, worming on upper inner blank margins of the last 100pp. but not affecting the text at any point, with a divisional title-page for each treatise, [16], 577, [15] pp., contemporary calf, extremities rubbed, corners rubbed through to the boards, head and foot of spine chipped.The first edition of this work was published in 1676 and was republished unchanged for this second edition. "For each topic Wiseman examines the anatomy, pathology, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and management, adding selected case histories or observations from his vast experience. These personal observations, some brief and some in extensive detail, concern 600 individual patients .... constitute a rich and unique historical record of surgical reality in seventeenth-century Britain and have yet to be analysed fully. In Europe only the 600 observations of Wilhelm Fabry of Hilden, published earlier in the century, are comparable ..... The eight treatises concern ulcers, tumours, diseases of the anus, king's evil, wounds, gunshot wounds, fractures and luxations, and lues venerea (syphilis and gonorrhoea) respectively....[his] immense expertise in traumatic surgery is particularly evident in his account of gunshot wounds, including severe compound limb fractures." - ODNB. ******"Wiseman is our surgical Sydenham. He by his skill and personality helped to raise the whole status of surgery. He was the first of the great British surgeons." - Power, pp. 198-201.Garrison & Morten, 4757; Norman, 2253; Krivatsy, 13084; Wing, W3108.

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        Memorie istoriografiche de' Regni della Morea, Negroponte e Littoriali fin à Salonichi accresciuta in questa seconda edizione?

      si vende alla Libraria del Colosso sul Ponte di Rialto (1686). Cm. 15,5, pp. (14) 237 (1). Con frontespizio figurato (Venezia trionfante) e 41 tavole f.t. a doppia pagina finemente incise in rame con le vedute di altrettante città. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli manoscritti. Mancano la prima e l'ultima carta (entrambe bianche - cfr. Iccu), peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato, con solo qualche traccia d'uso ed un tarletto marginale (lontano dal testo) limitato a poche carte finali. Ex libris antico manoscritto. Edizione rara e pregiata di questo classico della storiografia secentesca composto a seguito dello scalpore per i successi dei Veneziani, alleanti nella Sacra Lega contro i Turchi.

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        Descritione delli Principati della Moldavia e Valachia

      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. Roma Rome 540 420

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        Isola di Malta Gozzo Comino e Cominotto

      Decorativa carta geografica dell?arcipelago maltese tratta dal Mercurio Geografico, importante raccolta di mappe edita a Roma nell?ultima quarto del XVII secolo. Incisa da Francesco Donia, questa bellissima mappa, raffigura nel cartiglio in basso la pianta di La Valletta, con una descrittiva leggenda dei principali monumenti. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bellissimo esemplare. Dimensioni 550x405. A marvellous, decorative map of the arcipelago of Malta, taken from the Mercurio Geografico, an important map collection printed in Rome towards the end of the XVII century. This map has been engraved by Francesco Donna; the cartouche on lower part depicts the city plan of La Valletta with a legend of the main monumets. Copper engraving, in excellent. Roma Rome 550 405

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        Piscatoria et Nautica. -

      Napoli, Typis Regiis, 1686.In-8. Pergamena antica; cerniere int. lente. Antiporta allegorica e 10 graziose tavv. f.t. dis. dal Solimena ed inc. in rame da De Louvemont. (4), 263, (3) pp.; fresco esemplare. Seconda edizione ampliata (prima: Napoli 1685). La Piscatoria è composta da 13 egloghe, tra cui una in lode dell?Imperatore d?Austria per la liberazione di Vienna del 1683, ed una in lode di Solimena che disegnò le illustrazioni. La Nautica è composta da 8 canti che trattano la costruzione di navi, gli strumenti nautici, ed i viaggi di scoperta verso l?America, il Messico, il Brasile, il Canada e Cuba. Westwood & Satchell 106. Ceresoli 281. Sabin 58928. Riccardi I/1, 599: «Bella edizione». Second enlarged edition. The Nautica deals with navigation, nautical instruments, and travels to America, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Cuba. With a frontispiece and 10 charming engr. plates. 18th century vellum, hinges loose.

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        Histoire des Oracles.

      Chez G. de Luyne, En la boutique de la Veuve C. Blageart, et T. Girard 1686 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, Chez G. de Luyne, En la boutique de la Veuve C. Blageart, et T. Girard, Paris, 1686, 12 ff. n. ch. (titre, préface et tables), 321 pp. et 1 f. non chiffré Edition originale. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec mq. en tête et queue, piqûre de vers en marge intérieure n'affectant pas le texte sur 16 ff., bon état par ailleurs) pour cet importante édition originale de Fontenelle, l'un de ses trois ouvrages majeurs avec l'Entretien sur la Pluralité des Mondes et l'Histoire de l'Académie des Sciences.. Tchemerzine, V, 322 (qui indique par erreur "2 ff." au lieu de "12 ff.") Français

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        Historia genevrina o sia historia della città e republica di Geneva cominciando dalla sua prima fondattione fino al presente. Con tutti i successi, guerre, mutationi di governi e di signorie e interessi tanto esterni, che interni, con tutti i successi, guerre, mutationi di governi e di signorie e interessi tanto esterni che interni con tutti gli euvenimenti più riguardevoli e curiosi. Con un'esetta relatione ...

      Per P. & A. Someren 1686 5 voll. in 16, pp. (22) + 524; (2) + 574; (2) + 528; (2) + 648 con 1 antip. inc. e 1 veduta della città più volte rip. Edizione originale di quest'opera del polemista e poligrafo Leti dedicata alla storia della città di Ginevra, città nella quale l'autore, fuggito dall'Italia per le sue posizioni avverse alla chiesa cattolica e a Sisto V, si convertì al luteranesimo. Nell'opera il leti non manca di avanzare critiche ai ginevrini e ad altri autori che si cimentarono  in altre opere analoghe.Nel IV vol. sono ampiamente descritti fatti che interressano il confinante Ducato di Savoia come il matrimonio tra Vittorio Amedeo e Cristina di Francia, la guerra mossa da questi al Ducato di Mantova ecc. Piantanida, 80. Graesse, IV, 183. ITA

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        Himmelsk brud-kammar eller andeligt samtaal emellan Jesuum Christum och hans kära försambling författat uti Salomons höga wijsor hwilka för the eenfaldiges skuld äre effter wåre bäste lärares anledning christeligen förklarade aff Hq. Sp.

      Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1686. (16) + 265 + (21) s. Samtida helskinnband med guldornerad rygg och fyra upphöjda bind. Gamla anteckningar med bläck på främre pärmens insida samt sidan motstående titelsidan (signerat C. N. Lenæum). Inlagan har gamla marginalanteckningar med bläck. S. 1-6 fläckade

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        Prodromo overo saggio di alcune inventioni nuove premesso all'arte maestra.Brescia: Rizzardi, 1670. First edition.

      An excellent copy the first scientific work on the mechanics of flight. "In this volume is presented the earliest concept of flight derived from demonstrable aerostatic principles." (Dibner 125; Norman 1272.<br/><br/> "In 1686 died the Father of Aeronautics, Fr. Francesco Lana-Terzi, SJ, professor of physics and mathematics at Brescia. Histories of flight refer to his work Prodromo dell'Arte Maestra (1670) as the first publication to establish a theory of aerial navigation verified by mathematical accuracy and clearness of perception... <br/><br/> "Lana's bold project was based on mathematical calculations and principles of physics. His work was translated by the physicist Robert Hooke in 1690 and was discussed by scientists throughout Europe for a century. It is no exaggeration to say that Lana's ideas lay behind the development of the balloon and led to the successful flight of the Montgolfier brothers in 1783... <br/><br/> "At the beginning of Lana's ambitious project, a compilation of all science, is a collection of the recent inventions. Many of these are his own, such as a sewing machine, a reading device for the blind, a language for deaf and dumb, long-distance communication by cannon, a heavier-than-air flying chariot and finally his lighter-than-air aerial ship. For the latter he drew on the recently invented vacuum pump of Boyle, the experiments of Hooke, Torricelli and Otto von Guericke who demonstrated at Magdaburg that atmospheric pressure is so strong that it would take two teams of eight horses to pull apart an evacuated sphere. Lana proposed using the principle of the vacuum which would make his apparatus lighter than air and would float in the atmosphere. Unlike later balloonists who put something into the balloon, Lana would take all air out. Although his device proved impractical, his principles were sound. <br/><br/> "Lana depended on five such principles. First, it had recently been demonstrated with the help of Robert Boyle's pump that air has weight. Secondly, the weight of the air can be calculated just as can the weight of water. Third, nearly all air can be exhausted from any vessel, as in the case of animal respiration. Fourth, from Euclid he knew that the area of a sphere varies with the square of the diameter while the volume (and therefore the mass) depends on its cube. So if a sphere has a large enough area it can have a predetermined mass of air inside. Finally, from Archimedes he knew that lighter bodies float in heavier fluids. <br/><br/> "From this, Lana concludes that one could construct a vessel which would weigh less than the air within and so when the air had been pumped out the whole would float in the atmosphere. In fact if the vessel were made large enough it could support the weight of a ship with passengers. After calculating the weights and volumes involved the vessel he proposed consisted of four large twenty five foot spheres made of thin sheet copper bound together and supporting a basket for the riders with a sail and rudder for steering. After a long discussion of these principles Lana answers the objections to his proposal. <br/><br/> "First the problem of evacuating the air could be accomplished by Boyle's pump. A second objection was that the air ship was liable to float off into outer space so that the riders would not be able to breathe. Lana shows unusual grasp of aerostatics by replying that the ship would stop rising as soon as the density of the atmosphere counter-balanced the weight of the ship. Landing the craft once it is air-borne is guaranteed by installing a valve to let air into the four spheres as ballast which would bring the ship back down to earth. The sail and a large rudder would take care of steering the ship so that it would not be blown away. Later experiments proved that a sail would not be an effective steering device. <br/><br/> "The most serious problem Lana addresses and the one most scientists noticed was the fact that the spheres would be crushed by the atmosphere when the air was pumped out. Lana's answer was that the spherical shape would prevent it from being crushed because of the perfect uniformity of a sphere somewhat as an eggshell resists uniform pressure on its ends. He happened to be wrong in solving this last problem and so his proposed ship never did succeed. His expectation of landing ease was too optimistic also: There is no need for ports since the balloon could land anywhere. Lana's treatment was remarkably thorough for an era when experimental data was quite scarce. <br/><br/> "Lana's influence on speculation for flight was of long duration. For over a century it was studied and discussed by scientists such as Sturm who had great praise for the plan and by Leibniz who verified Lana's calculations. Bernardo Zamaga was inspired to write a poem concerning Lana's Navis Aeria... <br/><br/> Lana never built the airship he described for several reasons. The first was that in his opinion God would never let such a dangerous innovation to succeed. His description of aerial bombing and air-borne invasion by his ship as well troop carrier are very accurate and are among the classic anticipations of modern warfare: <br/><br/> 'God would surely never allow such a machine to be successful, since it would create many disturbances in the civil and political governments of mankind. Where is the man who can fail to see that no city would be proof against his surprise, as the ships at any time could be maneuvered over its public squares and houses? Fortresses and cities could thus be destroyed, with the certainty that the aerial ship could come to no harm, as iron weights, fireballs and bombs could be hurled from a great height.' <br/><br/> "Lana's second reason was more personal: <br/><br/> 'I would willingly have (built such a ship) before publishing these my inventions, had not my vows of poverty prevented my expending 100 ducats, which sum at least would be required to satisfy so laudable a curiosity.' <br/><br/> "The sentiment of the time was enthusiasm for flying for pleasure, honor and profit and the benefit of all mankind. I hold it fare more honor to have been the first flying man, than to be another Neptune, said Bishop Francis Godwin. Lana alone, so much a scientist and man of his own century, saw the possible destruction of civilization. It is ironic that he is at the head of the literature on the history of flight and is called the Father of Aeronautics." (Joseph MacDonnell, SJ).. Folio (305 x 2213 mm), fine contemporary limp vellum, flat spine, all edges gilt, provenance: ownership inscription of the Society of Jesus in Vienna dated 1671 on title, minor original paper flaw on leaf Ooo causing appearance of old minor paper repair, but no repair and no loss of text., pp [8] 1-252 and 20 bistre-toned engraved plates at the end, all printed in pairs facing each other on conjugates leaves. Internally completely fresh and clean; an exceptional copy. Rare in such fine condition

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

      Prague: Joannis Caroli Gerzabek. 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. 1686. [First Edition]. Folio. 120pp :: Engraved title [dated 1685], 28 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces and initials :: 340mm x 200mm (13" x 8") .

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        L'Ungheria compendiata, dal sig. co. Ercole Scala, e nuouamente ristampata con l'accrescimento d'altre citta... Riti. e Costumi di quei popoli. Vienna liberata dall'assedio, et imperfettionato l'intrapreso di Buda, e nel fine i gloriosi progressi fatti dall'Armi Cesaree nel medesimo Regno l'Anno 1685

      Stamperia di Demetrio Degni 1686 in 4°, pp. 12 nn., 116, 25 tavv. f.t.; leg. recente m/pelle vinaccia con angoli, ds. a nervi con tit. in oro su tass. e fregi pure in oro; front. in rosso e nero con vignetta, testatine, capil. e finalini. Opera ill. da 25 belle inc. f.t. a p/pag., di cui 2 ripieg., con le vedute delle seguenti città: Possonia, Naihaisel, Novigrado, Vaccia, Filleck, Esperies, Cassovia, Tokay, Varadino, Gyula, Temesvar, Agria /Erla, Hatwan, Zolnok, Comora, Giauarino, Gran, Vicegrad, Buda/Ofen, Canissa, Alba Reale, Sighet, Famoso Ponte d?Essek, Belgrad, Castrametatio Turcarum Exercitus ante Viennam anno Christi 1683. Rinforzi all?occhietto, al front. e all?ultima c. col ritratto dell?imperatore Leopoldo I; diffuse fior. e bruniture, in misura minore alle tavv., mancanza all?angolo inf. di 1 c. senza perdita di testo. Esemplare un po? vissuto ma opera molto rara. Il Graesse riporta solo l?ediz. del Pittoni di Venezia del 1687. 857/17

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        L?anatomie de l?homme, suivant la circulation du Sang, & les dernieres Découvertes : demontrée au Jardin Royal

      Laurent d?Hury 1686 3° ediz. corretta e aumentata, in 8°, pp. 28 nn., 516, 32 nn., leg. p/pelle coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, ritratto dell?A. all?antip., tagli spruzz., richiami marg.; con 19 tavv. inc. f.t., testatine e capil.; quest?opera del celebre chirurgo della regina Maria-Teresa, nominato Démostrateur Royal d?anatomie et de chirurgie au Jardin-des-Plantes, fu tradotta in latino, in inglese e in cinese; traccia di tarlo all?angolo inf. int. che interessa le prime pp. con perdita di qc. lettera della prefaz., sbucc. e piccole mancanze alla leg., ma nel complesso buon esemplare. 715/17

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