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        Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo di Francesco Redi accademico della Crusca, con le annotazioni.

      nella Stamperia di Giacomo Raillard, 1687. in-8° ( 16 x 10 cm); 1 vol.; pp. [12], 304; marca (sirena bicaudata e coronata tiene uno stemma in una cornice vegetale) al frontespizio, testatine e capilettera xilografati; leg. moderna in pergamena, frontespizio in b/n, titolo all'occhietto "Bacco in Toscana"; dedica dell'Editore a Giuseppe Valletta; seconda ed. (la prima fu pubblicata a Firenze nel 1685) di un lungo poema epico sull'enologia di Francesco Redi (1626-1698; medico, scienziato e letterato di Arezzo, poeta, membro dell'accademia della Crusca). "Il testo, soprattutto famoso per la descrizione dell'ebbrezza di Bacco immaginato ad assaggiare i vini della regione, offre un divertente catalogo dei vini toscani del tempo. Il Redi, sembra fosse astemio, sviluppò il componimento in ben 980 versi, facendo anche una requisitoria contro tè, caffè, sidro, birra e i diversi prodotti non italiani derivanti dalla distillazione alcolica"; leggere bruniture e normale patina del tempo alle carte; opera interessante, molto poco diffusa, in ottime condizioni generali. -- 8vo, mod. vellum, [12]-304 pp. (paper age-toned, some spotting). Good copy. 2nd ed. (1st Florence 1685) of a long poem by Francesco Redi (1626-1698) on oenology. Woodcut mark on title. Ref. Rhodes (BL London) 726. BN Paris (1). Cp. Simon 1268, Oberlé 1039, Vinciana 2988 (1st ed.).

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        Regole del Tribunale del Sant’Officio praticate in alcuni casi immaginarij da F. Tomaso Menghini d’Albacina Inquisitore generale di Ferrara, e suo Ducato, per lume de’ Vicarij della di lui Giurisditione. In questa seconda impressione corrette, & ampliate

      per l’Erede del Giglio stampatore del Sant’Officio, 1687. 8vo (cm. 22,8), 4 cc.nn., 111(1) pp. Frontis. con vignetta. In fine, xilografia raffigurante S. Pietro Martire entro ricca cornice. Fregi e grande marca tipografica n.t. Cartonato coevo alla rustica con titolo ms. al ds. (qualche piccola macchia). Frontis. con alcuni segni di inchiostro e firme anticamente cancellate. Lievi aloni, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Raro.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Die Vestung Zigeth in nider Ungaren').

      - Kupferstich b. Jakob Koppmayer in Augsburg, 1687, 16,5 x 26 Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke, 793, 6.

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        Ausführliche und Grundrichtige Beschreibung Des ganzen Elb-Stroms

      Christoff Riegel, Nürnberg 1687 - Ausführliche und Grundrichtige Beschreibung Des ganzen Elb-Stroms/ Darinnen Klärlich enthalten, wo, wie, und welcher Gestalt selbiger entspringe . ; Alles durch Beyhülffe bewährten Scribenten, dem Geschicht-liebenden Leser zu Gefallen . vorgestellet und mit einer bewährten Land-Karten wie auch andern Kupfern zum Druck befördert / [Caspar Schneider]. - Nürnberg : Riegel ; Knorz, 1687. - 1 gef., 9 Bl., 1045 S., 5 Bl., 60 Bl. (Kupferst.), ohne die nur im Ttiel erwähnte Landkarte. 14 x 9 cm. Schlichter Lederband d. Zt. (Rücken brüchig, Kapital oben abgerissen, stärker beschabt und bestoßen) - Umfangreiches Handbuch zur Geschichte und Geographie der Elblandschaft von der Quelle bis zur Mündung, mit Ansichten der umliegenden Städte, Schlösser, Festungen, von Königgrätz, Colin, Eger, Magdeburg, Hamburg, Lübeck, Tangermünde, Prag, Königstein, Dresden, Berlin, Wittenberg, Zwickau u. v. a., ohne die nur im Titel erwähnte Landkarte. /Seiten gebräunt, leicht braunfleckig/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STATUTI CIVILI, ET CRIMINALI DELLE TERRE, & HUOMINI DI CIVENNA, ET LIMONTA. Giurisdittione in temporale, & spirituale del Rev.mo Signor Abbate della chiesa insigne et celebre monastero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore di Milano, et Conte de detti luoghi, etc.

      per Marc'Antonio Pandolfo Malatesta. In-8 p. (mm. 226x160), mz. marocchino ottocentesco, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (8),69. Gli statuti sono divisi in 90 capitoli e al recto dell'ultima carta si legge: "Li suddetti Statuti si sono ristmpati l'anno 1687 per ordine del Rev.mo P.D. Damiano Latuada, Abbate del suddetto Monastero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore di Milano". Cfr. Fontana,I, p. 351 che cita la prima ediz. del 1589, stampata a Milano da Piccaglia, e anche l'ediz. del 1640, Milano, Ramallati" - Manzoni "Bibliogr. Statutaria.. Italiana",I, p. 136 - Cat Hoepli,929: "Insegna del Monastero xilografata sul frontespizio". Lievi tracce d'uso, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Chirurgorum comes: or, The whole practice of chirurgery. Begun by the learned Dr. Read; continu'd and compleated by a member of the College of Physicians in London

      London: Printed by Edw. Jones, for Christopher Wilkinson, 1687. First edition, 8vo (185 x 120mm), [24], 714pp., lacks the engraved plate of surgical instruments (a facsimile copy is loosely tipped in), cont. calf, morocco label to spine, rubbed, head of spine a little chipped. A major source book for plastic surgery. "Collected edition of the works of the renowned Scottish anatomist, Alexander Read, containing the first English translation of Tagliocozzi's pioneering work on plastic surgery, De Curtorum Chirurgia, 1597 (GM 5734). This translation is found in the fourth and last section of this work between pp. 645-704, 'Of Supplying Defects in the Body', and translates the second and part of Tagliacozzi, dealing with the practice and techniques of surgical restoration of defects by grafting and plastic surgery including grafting of the nose, ear and lips, incision of the bridge, harelip etc. No complete translation into English of Tagliocozzi's great work has been published, and the original work is itself, of great rarity. Practised in India and ancient Rome, plastic surgery in Christian Europe was firmly frowned upon, with the families of surgeons keeping the secrets of their methods to themselves. Tagliocozzi was the first to openly publish his methods, in particular on rhinoplasty. For his pains he was removed from his Christian grave-site and buried in unconsecrated ground. Alexander Read was a distinguished Scottish anatomist, surgeon, teacher and author. He obtained his medical degree at Aberdeen after 1600, and later lived in the borders of Wales. His work on surgery, however, remained incomplete on his death and an anonymous member of the College of Physicians undertook the posthumous completion of the work. The material Read had already published or left behind in the form of notes was amplified by the anonymous editor who included supplementary material from other noted authors, hence the inclusion of Tagliocozzi. In addition to its importance in the history of plastic surgery, the work is of interest in providing insight into the surgical practice and knowledge of a distinguished Tudor surgeon. It also contains two appendixes, one "concerning Chirurgeons Reports before a magistrate, upon their view of a wounded person" which is one of the earliest works in English on forensic medicine, discussing what signs distinguish a person having been beaten to death, suffocated, struck by thunder etc. This is followed by a large section on midwifery, based upon the writings of Chamberlen."—Heirs of Hippocrates No. 459.6. Provenance: Sir William Earle Welby Gregory, first baronet (d. 1815), of Denton Manor, Lincolnshire. Cushing R41; NLM 9426; Osler 3766; Walleriana 7781; Wellcome IV (pg. 483).

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        STATUTI CIVILI, ET CRIMINALI DELLE TERRE, & HUOMINI DI CIVENNA, ET LIMONTA. Giurisdittione in temporale, & spirituale del Rev.mo Signor Abbate della chiesa insigne et celebre monastero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore di Milano, et Conte de detti luoghi, etc.

      Milano, per Marc'Antonio Pandolfo Malatesta, 1687. In-8 p. (mm. 226x160), mz. marocchino ottocentesco, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (8),69. Gli statuti sono divisi in 90 capitoli e al recto dell'ultima carta si legge: “Li suddetti Statuti si sono ristmpati l'anno 1687 per ordine del Rev.mo P.D. Damiano Latuada, Abbate del suddetto Monastero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore di Milano”. Cfr. Fontana,I, p. 351 che cita la prima ediz. del 1589, stampata a Milano da Piccaglia, e anche l'ediz. del 1640, Milano, Ramallati” - Manzoni “Bibliogr. Statutaria.. Italiana”,I, p. 136 - Cat Hoepli,929: “Insegna del Monastero xilografata sul frontespizio”. Lievi tracce d'uso, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot into the Levant In Three Parts I. Turkey. II. Persia. III. The East-Indies

      Quite superb clean copy with all three plates, plus frontispece and script translation pages present. The binding is a very plain modern cloth thing with the spine cloth missing but this is almost incidental as it would benefit enormously from a fine rebinding. Previous owner insriptions on front free end paper very neat in pen. Further owner inscription at top of title page and at rear after index. Some browning which is possibly water staining to a few pages including, unfortunately, the edges of the plate opp. page 116 of plants. Noticeable but not too severe. Less so to plate opp page 185 and 145 but more severe on chart translation of Malabar Alphabet pages. In all though this is a fabulous piece and a very rare find indeed of this sought after title.

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        A Rational Catechism or, An Instructive Conference between a Father and a Son.

      London: Printed, and Sold, by Andrew Sowle, 1687. Small octavo, pp. [15], [1, blank], 143, [+1, errata] pp. With the poem "Advice to a Son" printed at pp. 133-143. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, excellently rebacked and restored, preserving most of the original spine. Corners lightly rubbed with some slight wear to boards. Light foxing and marginal ofísetting to endpapers. Some offsetting to gutter margins and text block of pp. 70-76 from previously laid-in object. Still, a remarkably fine copy. First edition, dedicated to the author's "dearest daughters," of a work that is a significant distillation of Locke's principles of toleration. William Popple (1638-1708) was the nephew of Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and was educated under his guidance. He was a successful merchant in Hull before moving to Bordeaux, where he lived from 1670 to 1688. After returning to London, he met William Penn, and became secretary of the Dry Club, established by John Locke to debate issues of religious liberty. He also translated Locke's Letter on Toleration (1689) from the Latin. When Locke was appointed a commissioner of the Board of Trade in 1696, Popple became the board's secretary. Though A Rational Catechism is written in the form of a dialogue between a father and son, the dedication to his daughters states: "I am desirous that it may be a common memorial of me unto all of you, when I shall be no more, I therefore make it yours also by this dedication." Not noted in Yolton.

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        Cyaneae. Oder die am Bosphoro Thracico, ligende hohe Stein-Klippen. Mit denenselben umbligenden Ländern wie auch denen beeden Königlichen Insulen Cypern und Candien

      T. Astaler für J. Enderlin, Augsburg 1687 - In-8, [2], 74, [2] pp, 26 plates (23 folding). Recent vellum, black morocco label (some foxing, title page washed, partly erased stamp). Scarce almanac with engraved map of Black sea, views of Candia, Constantinople, Famagusta, Ochakov etc., animals and plants. VD17 23:279658Z [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deux machines propres a faire les quadrans avec tres-grande facilité. 3ème édition.

      Paris Mabre-Cramoisy 1687 - (15 x 8,5 cm). (10) 58 (4 (2w)) S. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel und 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Elemens de geometrie. 4ème édition. Ebendort. 1683. (24) 163 (5) S. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Lederband der Zeit. Sammelband mit zwei Werken des großen französischen Physikers und Mathematikers. "A Jesuit, Pardies deserves a place in the history of physics for having intervened in the debate on the ideas of Newton and of Huygens at certain decisive moments" (DSB). - Zu I: Pardies beschreibt in vorliegendem Werk ein von ihm entwickeltes Instrument zur Herstellung von Sonnenuhren. - DSB 10, 314; De Backer-S. VI, 203, 13 "Cette description est tirée de son Horologium Thaumanticum"; vgl. Houzeau-Lancaster 11520 (andere Auflagen) "Extrait, traduit en français, de son Horologium thaumanticum"; vgl. Weil XXVII, 164 (2. Auflage 1676) "Describes two simple apparatus to make quadrants. They can be seen, or ordered from the 'Ouvriers des Machines du College de Clermont'". - Zu II: Seine 1671 erstmals erschienene Geometrie gibt eine Einführung in die antike und moderne Geometrie. - De Backer-S. VI, 201, 6; Sotheran 3456. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Einband etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Hinteres Gelenk unten mit kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle. Insgesamt gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fleißiges Herren-Auge, Oder Kluger und wohl-abgerichteter Haus-Halter, Das ist: Gründlicher Unterricht von Bestell- und Führung eines nutz- und einträglichen Land-Lebens, und Wirthschafft. Worinnen Gar ausführlich, und aus vielfältiger Erfahrung, Anweisung geschihet, wie nicht allein der Feld- und Acker-Bau .? leicht, ordentlich und nützlich anzulegen, und zu führen, sondern auch wie die vorfallende mancherley Fehler, Hindernusse, Abgang und Schäden zu verhüten, oder zu verbessern.

      3 Tle. in 2 Bdn. 4. Frontisp.,7 Bll., 296 SS. Frontisp., 3 Bll., 312 SS. mit 12 Monatskupf. 4 Bll., 588 (recte 590) SS., 13 Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit. (berieben u. bestoßen) Rücken beige alt übermalt. ERSTE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE: Weiss 1048 De Backer/S. III, 752 Schoene 1687 Souhart 186. Westwood/S. 92 vgl. Horn/A. 131 nicht b. Drexel, Georg, Lindner, Schoellhorn, Simon u. Vicaire. Erstmals 1679 als Oeconomia suburbana erschienenen Werkes des Prager Jesuiten Fischer (1611-80). Es handelt u. a. Von dem Feld- u. Acker-Bau, Von Fischen u. Fisch-Teichen, Vom Bier-Brauen oder Brauerey, Von Gärten u. Garten-Werck, Von Obst-Gärten, Von Wingerten oder Weinbergen, Von Wäldern u. Höltzern, Von Schaafen, Von der Vieh-Zucht, Vom Geflügel Von der Cantzley u. was darzu gehöre, Vom Unterricht eines Herrn u. seiner Bedienten, bey einem Haußwesen, Von der Regierung in einer wohlbestellten Herrschafft, Von ordentl. Rechnungs-Verfertigung u. Von versch. Handwerckern od. Werckstätten auff den Höfen u. Land-Güttern Von Zubereitung eines Blumen-Gärtleins, Von der Arzney-Kräuter und heilsamen Gewächsen Namen. . . , Von allerhand raren und Curieusen Künsten aus vielerhand Wissenschaften her genommen, welche zum Kochen, Hauß Arzneyen, Destilliren, Vogelfangen, Jägerey, Stutterey etc. erfordert werden. Mit 2 schönen allegorischen Frontispizen u. 12 reizenden Monatskupfern. Die Tle. 2 u. 3 unter dem Titel Zweyter/ Dritter Theil Deß Land-Lebens und Wirthschafft. . . erschienen. SS. 79/80 in Tl. 3 doppelt paginiert. Teilw. stärker, einz. Lagen stark gebräunt (davon betroffen auch einige Monatsdarst.), etwas stockfl., anfangs vereinzelt Unterstreichungen u. Marginalien in Tinte, in Bd. 1 beide Spiegel u. wenige SS. unten wurmstichig ohne Buchstabenverlust.

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        Novissima Praxis Criminalis, Et Civilis: Cum Observationibus.

      1687 - Rare Treatise on Criminal and Civil Procedure With Four Full-Page Woodcuts Depicting Torture Methods De Sarno, Agnello. Greco, Orazio. Scoppa, Nicolo, Editor. Novissima Praxis Criminalis, Et Civilis: Cum Observationibus ad Nonnullas ex Regiis Pragmaticis, Ac Singulari Tractatu Inscripto il Medico Fiscale Pro Optima Cognitione Delictorum in Genere, V. 3. Cadaveris Venenati. Virginis Defloratae, Pueri Constuprati, & Aliorum Consimilium. Doctoris Horatii Graeci Medici Physici Regiae Curiae. Et Etiam Formulario Actorum Omnium Ordinatoriorum, Ac Regula Vulgarizata pro Formanda Inquisitione, Tam in Genere, Quam in Specie, Secundum Veram Praxina M.C.V. Et Formulis Omnibus ad Construendum Quodlibet Civile Iudicium, Cum Responsionibus Procuratorum ad Congrue Respondendum Unicuique Actui Notificando; Opponendum, & Petendum Iuris Remedia, Exceptiones, Ac Beneficiae Attentis Regiis Pragmaticis, Ritibusque M.C.V. Ac Etiam cum Interrogatoriis in Examine Procuratorum. Olim Iudice Civitatis Tarenti, Ac Brundusinae, Et Auditore Provinciae Tranensis; In qua Accesserunt Locupletissimae Annotationes Nicolai Vincentii Scoppa. Naples: Ex Typographia Michaelis Monaci, 1687. [xii], 724 pp. Four full-page woodcuts. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and hand-lettered title to spine, early repairs to spine ends. A few minor stains and nicks to boards, which are somewhat bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, vellum just beginning to crack through front pastedown. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, occasional dampstaining to margins. Early owner signatures to front free endpaper and title page, some leaves have brief annotations in an early hand. $1,000. * Fourth edition. Little is known about this compendious treatise on the criminal and civil procedure of Naples or its author. Especially interesting is the section on medical jurisprudence by Greco, which discusses methods of torture, forensic evidence and tests to determine virginity and rape, including the rape of a child. The first editions appears to have been published in 1685. The publication of later editions into the eighteenth century suggests it was a valuable and well-received work. The woodcuts depict a variety of torture m. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traitté de l'aiman. Divisé en deux parties. La prémiére contient les expériences; & la seconde les raisons que l'on en peut rendre. Par M. D***.

      Henry Wetstein, Amsterdam 1687 - Plein veau du dix-huitième siècle, dos lisse orné et doré portant la pièce de titre, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Un volume in-12 (149x87 mm), (20)-140-(8) pages et 33 planches hors texte Coiffe supérieure et coins émousséss, mors supérieur frotté. Salissures marginales aux feuillets de table, sinon exemplaire très frais Édition originale. Joachim d'Alencé y traite de l'aimant et des connaissance que l'on en avait à l'époque (caractéristiques physiques, comment en trouver, de ses propriétés, des inventeurs de la boussole, des poles d'un aimant, comment aimanter du fer, de la force d'un aimant). Ouvrage illustré de 33 jolies gravures par Adriaan Schoonebeek, élève de Romeyn de Hooghe ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Eighteenth-century full calf, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges, marbled endpapers. 12mo (149x87 mm), (20)-140-(8) pages and 33 plates Headcap and corners worn, upper joints rubbed. Fresh copy despite some marginal staining on table leaves First edition of this complete treatise on magnets. Beautiful 33 engravings by Adriaan Schoonebeek, the pupil of Romeyn de Hooghe In 12 / 12mo 200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Tanara Vincenzo, L' economia del cittadino in villa, del signor Vincenzo Tanara Libri vii. Riveduta, ed accresciuta in molti luoghi dal medesimo Auttore, con l'aggiunta delle qualità del Cacciatore [vignetta xilograf.],In Venetia, Per Gio: Battista Tramontin a' Frari, m.dc.lxxxvii. Con Licenza de' Superiori

      Ediz. riveduta e corretta della celebre e curiosa opera del Marchese bolognese Vincenzo Tanara concepita durante il proprio soggiorno rurale e la gestione della propria tenuta. Divisa in sette libri e ricca di suggerimenti utili e di indicazioni per ricette, coltivazioni, allevamento e moderna amministrazione, prende avvio da una discussione su vino e pane. Graesse, vi 25 Difetto a una cuffia, nota manoscritta settecentesca sul frontespizio, usuali bruniture su qualche pp.; capilettera e finalini xilograf. Bella la vignetta al front. " Venezia Tramonti Gianbattista 1687 Cm. 22 5

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        The Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America,

      London: Printed by H. Clark, for Dorman Newman,, 1687. viz. Jamaica, Barbadoes, St. Christophers, Nevis, Antego, S. Vincent, Dominica, New-Jersey, Pensilvania, Monserat, Anguilla, Bermudas, Carolina, Virginia, New-England, Tobago, New-Found-Land, Mary-Land, New-York. With New Maps of every Place. Together with Astronomical Tables, which will serve as a constant diary or calendar, for the use of the English inhabitants in those islands; from the year 1686, to 1700. Also a table by which, at any time of the day or night here in England, you may know what hour it is in any of those parts. And how to make sun-dials fitting for all those places. Octavo (183 x 114 mm). Contemporary sheep sometime neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, red morocco label ("State of America"), gilt library number ("139"), two-line blind border on sides, corners restored, red speckled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of James II by F. H. van Hove, large folding map of Jamaica, 6 other maps (The North West Part of America; Barbados; Bermuda; Carolina; Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey; New England & New York) all by Robert Morden, plate of sundials. Neat library stamp at foot of title page (St. Patrick's College, Thurles, County Tipperrary, Ireland), pencilled accession numbers at head. A few scrapes and abrasions, free endpapers absent (verso of last leaf a little dusty), paper flaw in margin at N4 (not affecting text), touch of worming to gutter of gatherings B and C, two maps neatly strengthened at fore edge (short closed-tear into map of Jamaica subtly repaired), overall a very good copy, clean, sound and complete with the three terminal leaves carrying Dorman Newman's list of books, engravings and medicines. First edition, a key text in the promotion of the British colonization of North America, providing a detailed review of the climate and economic conditions prevailing in each colony from Newfoundland to the Carolinas, also taking in the Caribbean islands, accompanied by a fine suite of maps by the celebrated Robert Morden, known for his "important early maps of the American colonies" (ODNB). Provenance: titlepage, contemporary ownership inscription of "Rob: Dillon"; recto of frontispiece, contemporary holograph inscription: "present next door to ye Dr. Buttler's Head in Red Lyon Square". Red Lion Square, Holborn, had only recently been laid out (1684) by Nicolas Barbon; "Doctor Butler's Head" was a popular name for taverns - one survives in the City - named after James I's eccentric physician William Butler, best known at the time for his renowned medicinal ale; below this, ownership inscriptions of Thomas Pilkington and John Dunston, dating to the first half of the 18th-century. During the 1730s Thomas Pilkington is recorded as the son of Seth Pilkington, the Bath, North Carolina, planter-merchant who had connections to the sugar trade on St Kitts; in 1723 a John Dunston received his commission as naval officer for North Carolina ( P is for Port: True Tales about Port Bath's Colonial Children, Young People, and Early Maritime Commerce, online, retrieved 03.01.17). An appealing copy with an intriguing provenance, which may link the book to early English settlement in North Carolina.

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        Cl. Rutilii Numatiani Galli Itinerarium, integris Simleri, Castalionis, Pithoei, Sitzmanni, Barthii, Graevii, aliorumque Animadversionibus illustratum. Ex Museo Th. J. ab Almeloveen

      apud Joannem Wolters, 1687. 12mo (cm. 14), 12 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta incisa su rame, 363 pp. con una carta geografica ripiegata f.t. Legatura ‘700 in mz. pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. (lievi tracce d’usura). Piatti in carta xilografata Raro. L’Autore, considerato l’ultimo grande poeta dell’età classica, era prefetto di Roma al tempo in cui la città fu presa dal re dei Goti Alarico nel 410. La carta descrive il viaggio di Rutilio da Roma all’alta Etruria, fino in Liguria.

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        Novissimum Fundamentum & Praxis Artilleriae Oder Nach itziger besten Manier Neuvermehrter und gantz Gründlicher Unterricht / Was diese höchst-nützliche Kunst vor Fundamenta habe und erfordere, denn auch, was vor neue Arthen Canonen, Feuer-Mörser und Haubitzen, heutiges Tages im rechten Gebrauch sind, und zu Felde geführet, wie selbige gegossen, und die neu itzt erfundene Carcassen, Brand-Kugeln, Bomben oder Granaten und andere Ernst-Feuerwercke (.); Ferner eine vollkommene Beschreibung der Lust-Sachen und Haupt-Feuerwercke, auff dem Lande und Wasser (.). [Im Anhangteil]: Nebst einem Anhang etlicher Machinen von Mühlenwerck, so bey einer Armee im Felde sehr nützlich, gar gemächlich und vortheilhafftig auff Rüst-Wagen mit einem Backofen könne

      Danzig, Simon Beckenstein / Johann Zacharias Stollen (Druck) 1687 - zweifarbiges Titelblatt, (4)/197/(7) S., 1 gefaltete Tabelle und 26 Kupfer auf 23, teils gefalteten Tafeln (einschließlich des gestochenen Vortitels, Kupfer No. 10 fehlt), ANHANG: (4)/23/(1) S. und 16 teils gefaltete Kupfer (Kupfer No. 6 fehlt), Vortitel und Titelblatt fleckig, die ersten 4 Blätter in der Falz verstärkt, einige wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt, das letzte Blatt fleckig und mit hinterlegten Einrissen (kein Textverlust), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Folio (ca. 19 x 31 cm), gebunden in einfachen und schmucklosen Halbleinen-Einband des 20. Jahrhunderts, Hauptwerk in 2 . Auflage, Anhang in 1. Auflage.

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        A Rational Catechism or, An Instructive Conference between a Father and a Son.

      London: Printed, and Sold, by Andrew Sowle, 1687. Small octavo, pp. [15], [1, blank], 143, [+1, errata] pp. With the poem "Advice to a Son" printed at pp. 133-143. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, excellently rebacked and restored, preserving most of the original spine. Corners lightly rubbed with some slight wear to boards. Light foxing and marginal ofísetting to endpapers. Some offsetting to gutter margins and text block of pp. 70-76 from previously laid-in object. Still, a remarkably fine copy. First edition, dedicated to the author's "dearest daughters," of a work that is a significant distillation of Locke’s principles of toleration. William Popple (1638-1708) was the nephew of Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and was educated under his guidance. He was a successful merchant in Hull before moving to Bordeaux, where he lived from 1670 to 1688. After returning to London, he met William Penn, and became secretary of the Dry Club, established by John Locke to debate issues of religious liberty. He also translated Locke’s Letter on Toleration (1689) from the Latin. When Locke was appointed a commissioner of the Board of Trade in 1696, Popple became the board's secretary. Though A Rational Catechism is written in the form of a dialogue between a father and son, the dedication to his daughters states: "I am desirous that it may be a common memorial of me unto all of you, when I shall be no more, I therefore make it yours also by this dedication.” Not noted in Yolton.

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        Regole del Tribunale del Sant Officio praticate in alcuni casi immaginarij da F. Tomaso Menghini d Albacina Inquisitore generale di Ferrara, e suo Ducato, per lume de Vicarij della di lui Giurisditione. In questa seconda impressione corrette, & ampliate

      per l Erede del Giglio stampatore del Sant Officio, in Ferrara 1687 - Cartonato coevo alla rustica con titolo ms. al ds. (qualche piccola macchia). Frontis. con alcuni segni di inchiostro e firme anticamente cancellate. Lievi aloni, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Raro. 8vo (cm. 22,8), 4 cc.nn., 111(1) pp. Frontis. con vignetta. In fine, xilografia raffigurante S. Pietro Martire entro ricca cornice. Fregi e grande marca tipografica n.t. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Æsop's Fables with His Life: in English, French and Latin. Newly Translated

      London: Printed by H. Hills jun. for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Chr. Wilkinson, Tho. Fox, and Henry Faithorne, 1687. The First Edition To Contain The Thirty-One Magnificent Full-Page Engravings Including The Rare Suppressed Plate Number Seventeen A Fine and Very Tall Copy in Mid-Eighteenth Century Straight-Grain Morocco AESOP. Æsop's Fables with His Life: in English, French and Latin. Newly Translated. Illustrated with One hundred and twelve Sculptures. To this Edition are likewise added, Thirty one New Figures representing his Life. By Francis Barlow. London: Printed by H. Hills jun. for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Chr. Wilkinson, Tho. Fox, and Henry Faithorne, 1687. Second edition (first published in 1666). Virtually all copies of the first edition were destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. This is the first edition to contain the additional thirty-one full-page engraved plates. Folio (13 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 339 x 216 mm.). [2, blank, verso engraved pictorial title], [2, title, verso blank], [2, dedication], [1, To the Reader], [1, full-page engraving of Aesop surrounded by animals and birds], 40, 40, 17, 2-221, [2], [1, blank] pp. Engraved plate of the arms of the Earl of Devonshire and thirty-one (including the suppressed plate No. 17, which is often missing) engraved plates by Thomas Dudley after Francis Barlow illustrating the life of Aesop, and 110 engravings in the text. The thirty-one additional plates are bound after the forty pages of English text. These plates were engraved in 1678 - this second edition is the first to contain these superb engravings. The first and last leaves (the engraved pictorial title and 'The Table') have been expertly and almost invisibly backed due to some minor loss of the lower blank margin of the pictorial title not affecting plate mark and a small fore-margin repair on the last leaf, again not affecting any text. Some very minor stains or browning to some leaves, overall an exceptionally fine and very tall copy of this magnificently beautiful edition. Bound ca. 1760 in full maroon straight-grain morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spine with six raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt, decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges rough gilt. Two small stains on rear board, lower corner of rear board slightly creased, otherwise near fine. With the engraved armorial bookplate of the British Barrister and Liberal Party Politician, Felix Thornley Cobbold (1841-1909) on the front paste-down. "The fables and plates are printed here in the same manner as in the first edition, the French version on the verso of each leaf, facing the plate, and Latin version on the recto of the following leaf. In the brief address "To The Reader"` it is stated that the English verses on each plate were written by "the ingenious Mrs. A. Behn". The thirty-one additional plates illustrating the life of Æsop are placed at the end of the volume. They are preceded by the plate representing Æsop surrounded by animals and birds, which formed the first plate to the first edition. Plate No. 17 is usually wanting, being generally removed as too free a character. Nearly all of them are signed "Tho: Dudley fecit". (Grolier, Wither to Prior). Francis Barlow (1626?-1704) was the first English-born book illustrator. He was also the first English etcher, modern animal and bird artist, recorder of sporting scenes, political cartoonist, and, possibly, modern landscape artist. The lifelikeness of his animal and bird drawings, prints, and paintings attracted the admiration of the founders of the Royal Society and allied him with the scientific spirit of the seventeenth century. Barlow was, moreover, an interesting illustrator of great freshness and vigor..." (Edward Hodnett. Five Centuries of English Book Illustration, p. 54). "This seventeenth-century polyglot (English-French-Latin) Aesop is handsomely illustrated with engravings after designs by Francis Barlow (?1626-1702), an English painter renowned for his pictures of country life and field sports. (He was perhaps the finest English draughtsman of animal scenes in the seventeenth century.) Barlow, who published the book at his own expense, explains in his preface that he intends the work to contribute to the education of young people. This is the first edition; the relatively few copies known are all survivors of the Great Fire of London, which swept over the printer's premises in 1666" (Morgan Library, Early Children's Books - citing the 1666 first edition). Felix Thornley Cobbold (1841-1909) was a British barrister and Liberal Party politician. Cobbold was the son of John Cobbold, Member of Parliament for Ipswich, and his wife Lucy, daughter of Henry Patteson (sometime Rector of Drinkstone and of Wortham, Suffolk). John Cobbold, Thomas Cobbold and Nathaniel Cobbold, grandfather of Cameron Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold, were his elder brothers. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, and later became a senior fellow of this college. Cobbold also sat as Member of Parliament for Stowmarket in Suffolk between 1885 and 1886, and for Ipswich between 1906 and his death. In 1895 he presented Christchurch Mansion to the town of Ipswich as part of an arrangement to preserve the mansion and surrounding Christchurch Park from development. He also bequeathed Gippeswyk Park to Ipswich. Cobbold died in December 1909, aged 68. Grolier, Wither to Prior, 666. Hodnett, Aesop in England, pp. 56-59 and 72. Morgan Library, Early Children's Books, 9 (describing the 1666 first edition). Wing A703.

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        Efemeride Vaticana Per I Pregi Ecclesiastici D'Ogni Giorno Dell'Augustissima Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano, Dedicata Alla Sacra Real Maesta'Di Giacomo II. Re Della Gran Bretagna. [Ephemeride Vaticana For the Everyday Ecclesiastical Priests of the Most Precious Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican, dedicated to the Sacred Real Majesty of James II. King Of Great Britain.]

      Rome: Per gl'Eredi del Corbelletti, 1687. 802pp. Italian text. Liturgical anniversaries, organized by month, with index. With many woodcut illustrations. Pages are age-toned and do not lie flat. . Assumed First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        De kleene Christelyke academie, dat is de oefenplaats der geleerdheid. Bekwaam om de kinderen te oefenen in de Christelyke deugden.Venlo, Widow of Hubert Bontamps, [ca. 1790]. Small 4to (18 x 15 cm). With small emblematic woodcut on the title-page and a small woodcut of the Crucifixion on its back. Set in various types, including a fine civilité. Contemporary limp parchment.

      - Cf. STCN 314938338 (one incompl. copy of other Venlo ed.); cf. Van Heurck, Les livres pop. flamandes, p. 124. Only copy located of a rare, popular religious educational schoolbook for Catholic youth in the Southern Netherlands. It perfectly mirrors the Flemish Catholic society at the beginning of the 18th century. The book is ascribed to J.B. van Lokeren, parish priest at Wynghene in Flanders from 1687 till his death in 1731. The children are taught how to behave at school, in church and at home, what to wear, their duties as a child, a Catholic, a civilian, etc. The book also includes songs and prayers, as well as advices to priests, teachers and parents on how to treat their pupils, and how to treat old, sick, and dying people. First published in 1718 the book stayed in use till far in the 19th century. Van Heurck lists 12 editions from 1719 till about 1845 and the STCN records 8 editions all with only 1 or 2 copies located.Lacking the last two leaves, title-page somewhat soiled. Disbound.

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        Het Nieuwe Testament, Ofte alle Boecken des Nieuwen Verbondts onses Heeren Iesu Christi door Last vande Hoog- Moog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens ‘t Besluyt vande Sinode Nationael gehouden tot Dordrecht inde Iaren 1618. ende 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelicke Talen in onse Neder-landtsche Tale getrouwelick Overgeset. WITH: De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, Met eenige andere Lofsangen, Uyt den Francoyschen in Nederlantschen dichte overgeset door Petrum Dathenum, En tot gemack des Sangers op eenen Sleutel gestelt, volgens de correctie van Mr. Cornelis de Leeuw. Mitsgaders De Christelicke Catechismo, Formulieren en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kercken. WITH: Onderwys in de Christelyke Religie, Gestelt by Vragen en Antwoorden, Na de Belydenis Der Remonstrants Gereformeerde Christenen. Mitsgaders, Des selfs Formulieren en Gebeden.

      Dordrecht, Hendrick and Jacob Keur/Onderwys etc.: Rotterdam, Barent Bos 1687/1684/1691. "(engraved frontispiece) n.p., (4) 68 p. Contemporary Tortoiseshell binding, with 2 golden clasps, 4 golden hinges and gilt-edged text block, 8-12° H. 14 x L. 8 x W. 3 cm. (Slightly loose in the binding. Lacks the forms behind the psalmes. Dutch church book containing the States Translation of the New Testament, the Psalms -with musical notation- of Petrus Dathenus and the catechetical work by Bartholomeus Praevostius, 1587-1669. This edition of the work by Praevostius is the only known copy worldwide. Remarkable is that the quires of the New Testament and the Psalms are alternately counted in eights and tens. Attractive binding bound in black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell with two 20 carate golden clasp and 4 hinges. The clasps, hasps and joints on the spine are identically decorated with a cut out filigree pattern.)".

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        Britannicarum Ecclesiarum Antiquitates: Quibus inserta est pestiferae adversùs Dei gratiam à Pelagio Britanno in Ecclesiam inductae Haereseos Historia. Accedit Gravissimae Quaestionis de Christianarum Ecclesiarum Successione & Statu historica explicatio.

      London: Benj. Tooke, 1687. Second Edition. Leatherbound. Good. 548 [509], 191 p. 33.5 cm full leather binding. Covers are scuffed, worn, corners extremely chipped as is head and tail of spine. Hinges tender. Label and label residue front pastedown along with minor pencil notes. Ink notations next page. Dampness stains and thumb marks throughout. Large tear page 499. Pages 119-122 of second part chipped and torn at margin. Repair to page 122. The second enlarged edition of Ussher's early history of the church in England and Ireland. Ussher, Protestant archbishop of Armagh, began the work at the request of King James I. The first edition, published in Ireland in 1639, led to correspondence between the author and Cardinal Richelieu. The "Gravissimae Quaestionis," a work on the apostolic succession, follows with a separate title page.

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        Termini che dividono i confini de Valdanesi di Borgo di Val di Taro con Giumadi di Pontremoli..

      Si tratta di una copia a stampa, proveniente dal laboratorio del P. Coronelli cosmografo veneto, della tavola realizzata dagli ingegneri Cerruti e Barattiere nel 1673, che raffigura il territorio di Pontremoli con le valli di Magra, di Guinadi, di Rosano e di Zeri, ed il territorio di Borgo Val di Taro, con l'indicazione dei confini. La linea divisoria riconosciuta dai borgheggiani inizia dalla croce di ferro (A) e prosegue, separando inizialmente la val di Guinadi dalla val d'Ena, secondo i termini B-C-D-E-F-G-H-K-L ed oltre, seguendo l'andamento dei monti Toccherio, Curchegna (Cuccherna), Poggione, Pelada di Zeri e Orsale, giunge fino al Monte Gotro (Gottero). Secondo i pontremolesi (facendo riferimento al privilegio di Federico II di Svevia) questa linea dal punto L prosegue verso il fiume Tarodine e la valle di Capramorta e da qui seguendo "la parte che pende verso la val di Taro de tutti sopradetti Monti" giunge fino al Monte Gotro. Il territorio colorato di giallo, perlopiù boschivo, è dunque l'oggetto della controversia fra le parti. Da notare la precisa indicazione degli insediamenti: Pontremoli e Borgo Val di Taro rappresentati in planimetria, per indicarne la superiorità dal punto di vista amministrativo, e gli altri (come Monte Arzelato, Torano, Cavezzano, Dazano, Vignola, Cervara, Guinadi, Braia, Brati, Navola, Veserada, Compiano, Santa Maria etc...), in prospettiva. In basso è riportata la dichiarazione datata 4 agosto 1687, con la quale il Cerruti attesta di avere fatto la pianta in accordo con l'ing. Barattiere nel 1673 e che lo stesso Barattiere ne abbia consegnato una copia al duca di Parma. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara.

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        Discours anatomiques sur la structure des visceres, sçavoir du foye, du cerveau, des reins, de la ratte, du polype du coeur, et des poulmons

      Chez Laurent d'Houry 1687 - - Chez Laurent d'Houry, A Paris 1687, In-12 (9x16cm), xviij, 374pp. (2), relié. - Mention de seconde édition, traduite par le docteur Sauvalle, après la première parue en 1683, chez le même éditeur. 5 figures sur 2 planches in fine. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Titre doré. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Mors fendus en queue. 2 coins émoussés. Un cm sur la bordure inférieur à nue. Un cahier comprenant 2 feuillet de l'avertissement détaché. Célèbre anatomiste italien, Malpigui est un chercheur empiriste dont l'utilisation du microscope a validé l'existence de nombreuses théories, notamment sur la circulation du sang. Résultats de ses recherches sur les viscères, De nombreuses structures anatomiques portent son nom : les corpuscules de Malpighi, tissu lymphoÏde situé autour des artérioles de la rate ; corps muqueux de Malpighi (ou couche de Malpighi): qui constitue l'ensemble des couches microscopiques épithéliales profondes de l'épiderme ; pyramides ou glomérules de Malpighi, dans le cortex des reins. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Mention of second edition, translated by Dr. Sauvalle, after the first published in 1682. 5 figures on 2 plates in fine. Binding full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back to nerves adorned. Golden title. Headdress torn off. Split joints in the tail. 2 blunt corners. One cm on the bottom edge to bare. A notebook with 2 sheets of the detached warning. xviij, 374pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARINTHIA, AUSTRIA: NOVISSIMA CARINTHIAE TABULA.

      Augsburg: Johann Gottfried Pfautz (–1760) 1718 (reprint from original plates from circa 1800). 1687 - Copper engraving, originally dissected on 32 sections and mounted on linen (Very Good) 72 x 97 cm (28.3 x 38.2 inches). A rare large separately published map of Carinthia by Johann Baptist Zauchenberg, printed in Augsburg on the costs of the Carinthia government, served as a draft to later maps of Carinthia by Homann, Seutter and Le Rouge, among others. - This magnificent, separately published map of Carinthia in Austria, with parts of Slovenia in the south, was made by an Carinthian Jesuist Johann Baptist Zauchenberg and dedicated to his teacher Karl Adrian.The map shows the borders of Carinthia, with detailed geography and road connections. Zauchenberg based the map on the 17th century map by Isreal Holztwurm, but modernised the details and details on the infrastructure. The upper view of Klagenfurt is based on a copper engraving from Valvasor’s Topographia archiducatus Carinthiae from 1668. The image in the lower left cortner showcases the ancient ritual of inauguration of a Duke of Carantania. The Duchy of Carantania was a Slavic principality that emerged in the second half of the 7th century. In 889 it became March of Carinthia, a frontier district of the Carolingian Empire. The principality of Carantania is notable for the ancient inauguration of Carantanian dukes in the church in Maria Saal and on a on the Prince's Stone, an ancient Roman column capital, on the place of the ruined Roman city Virunum. The ceremony was held in Slovenian and German language. It was last performed in 1414, when the Habsburg Ernest the Iron was enthroned as Duke of Carinthia. The ceremony was first described by the chronicler John of Viktring in 1286 and is also mentioned in Jean Bodin's book Six livres de la République in 1576. The map was printed in Augsburg on the costs of the Carinthian government. In the followeing years its design served as a draft for maps of Carinthia by the following map makers:- JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN (1664-1724), ca. 1724,- MATTHÄUS SEUTTER (1678-1757), um 1728-1731,- TOBIAS CONRAD LOTTER (1717-1777), 1772,- GEORGES-LOUIS LE ROUGE (ca 1707-ca 1790), between1748 and 1756,- FRANZ JOHANN JOSEPH VON REILLY (1766-1820), 1791,- JAN BARENT ELWE (1774-1815), 1791, etc. Two States of the Map and Original Copper Plates Reused - There are two, almost identical states of this map. The first bears a signature Johan. Spiegel Sculpsit. In the second state the signature was erased and replaced with Gottfrid Pfautz Svulpsit. A. V. The original plates, which survived until today and are kept by the Carinthian History Society, also beat the latter sign, proving that Johannes Spiegel made fists imprints and Johann Gottfried Pfautz (1687–1760) took over the plates some years later. The map was reprinted at different times from original plates well into the 19th century. This copy was probably made around 1800 and mas originally mounted on linen. Due to the large size of the map the survival rate of this title is extremely low. We could only find a few copies in libraries woorldwide and no copies in the auction records for the past generation. References: Paul Josef von Riegger, Caroli Andrian e S. J. Epochae Habspurgo-Austriacae Mariae Theresiae, 1762, p. IX; Archiv der Grafen von Bissingen und Nippenburg Hohenstein, 2005, p. 645; Descriptio Austriae,Plate 47; Johannes Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, p. 40; Gustav FORSTNER, Die Grenzen des Herzogtums Kärnten in Alten Landkarten.

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        Mundus symbolicus, in emblematum universitate formatus, explicatus, et tam sacris, quam profanis eruditionibus ac sententiis illustrata ... Nunc ... in Latinum traductus a R. D. Augustino Erath.

      Koln, Demen 1687.. 2 in 1 Band. Mit gest. Titel von J. H. Loffler nach A. Waldenmair, gest. Titelvign., Titelholzschnittvign. und 34 emblematischen Textkupfern. 25 Bll., 738 (recte 740) S., 4 Bll., 276 (recte 268) S., 103 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Metallschließen. 38 x 23 cm. STC P 646; Praz 455; Landwehr 481; Merlo 912. - Zweite lateinische Ausgabe. - Oft aufgelegte Enzyklopädie der Embleme. Hier mit einem umfangreichen Register versehen. Zu jedem Artikel zahlreiche Belegstellen und Quellenangaben. Tl. 2 ist besonders interessant durch die Erläuterung von Instrumenten und Werkzeugen (Destillierofen, Uhr, Vergrößerungsglas usw.). - Die Übersetzung verfasste Augustin Erath aus Buchloe. - Der Einband etwas altersfleckig, Text tls. gering fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Travels into the Levant. The First Part. Travels into the Levant. The Second Part. The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot. The Third Part.

      Travels into the Levant. The First Part. Wherein the States and Dominions subject to the Grand Signior, the Manners, Religions, Forces, Governments, Politicks, Languages, and Customs of the Inhabitants of that Great Empire, are curiously Handled. Together with many Particulars of the Archipelago, Constantinople, the Holy Land, Ægypt, the Pyramids, Mummies, Desarts of Arabia, Mecha, and several other Places of Asia and Africa, lately Observed, and not hitherto Described. Besides The Memorable things that happened at the last Siege of Babylon, otherwise called Bagdat: the Ceremonies at the Reception of the Ambassadors of the Mogul: And the Author's Conversation with the Ambassador of Prester John, who among many other Things, gave him an account of the Sources of the NILE. London. Printed in the Year, 1687.Travels into the Levant. The Second Part. Which (Besides many Singular and most Curious Remarks of Ægypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, the Rivers of Euphrates and Tygris) Contains A Description of the States, Dominions, and Court of the King of PERSIA; Of the Religions, Governments, Manners, Forces, Languages, Sciences, Arts and Customs of the People of that Great Empire. Together with The Antiquities of Tehehelminar, and other Places about the Ancient Persepolis: And Particularly, a most Exact Itinerary as well of the Journey by Land, through TURKY and PERSIA, as of the Voyage by Sea, in the Mediterranean, Gulf of Persia, and the Indian Seas. London. Printed in the Year 1687.The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot. The Third Part. Containing the Relation of Indostan, the New Moguls, And of other People and Countries of the INDIES. London. Printed in the Year, MDCLXXXVII.First English edition. London. 1687. Three parts in one volume. Folio. [2], [11], [bl], [7], [6], [3], [3], i (errata), [bl], [1], [bl], 291; [1], [bl], 108, 105-200, [1], [bl], 114pp. 2 copper plates: II, 145 & II, 185; lacking the botanic plate at 116. Lacking last 2 leaves of the index (the index being bound at the beginning of the volume, rather than the end.) Contemporary worn leather. Upper board detached but present, spine strip lacking, marbled endpapers. Historic repairs to paper fault to 4pp of prelims (affecting a few words) and to the margins of the last page, which has a small hole and closed tear. Text block firmly bound, generally bright and crisp with occasional spotting and marks. Stain to head of gutter of title page Part II. Final leaf darkened. Occasional contemporary marginal annotation. Contemporary inscription to lower margin of I, 119 "To Mr Vincent Lowe at Denby in Dale". Corresponds with ESTC Citation no: R479351. Not in Wing. 2 recorded copies. [Wing T886 and Wing T887 have a general title for the three volumes and frontispiece. T887 also includes (91)-(93) with binder's instructions to "insert this between Pag. 90 and 91 of the Third Part"]Thevenot, Jean de, 1633-1667.

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        1687 William Wake Defence of Church of England Doctrine Nonconformist Anglican

      London, : printed for Richard Chiswell ., 1687. - 1687 William Wake Defence of Church of England Doctrine Nonconformist Anglican This late 17th-century apologetical book summarizes and discusses aspects of the doctrines of the Church of England including ceremonies, rites, scandals, and generalities of the church. This book would lead Wake to many of his negotiations in the future, some of which exposed his tolerance for Nonconformist activity and his advocating of a revision to the English Prayer Book. Item number: #1473 Price: $550 WAKE, William Second defence of the exposition of the doctrine of the Church of England : against the new exceptions of Monsieur de Meaux, Late Bishop of Condom, and his vindicator, the first part, in which the account that has been given of the Bishop of Meaux's Expos London, : printed for Richard Chiswell ., 1687. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [20], [xxii], 100, [2] o Signatures: [A]1-2, a4, [A]3-4, B-R4 • References: Wing W 260; • Binding: Leather; tight & secure, • Language: English • Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm) • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1473 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aesop's Fables With His Life: In English, French, and Latin.

      London: H. Hills jun. for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Chr. Wilkinson, Tho. Fox, and Henry Faithorne, 1687. Rare second edition (first published in 1666; virtually all copies of the first edition were destroyed in the great fire of London of 1666) of this classic work. Folio, bound in full red morocco by Riviere & Son with the crest of The Earl of Derby on the front panel, 31 etched plates and 110 half-page illustrations by Francis Barlow with captions by Aphra Behn. Etched frontispiece, additional title, and coat of arms of the dedicatee, the Earl of Devonshire. In very good condition light toning and wear. Text in Latin, French and English. Rare and desirable. Aesop's Fables, or the Aesopica, is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media. The fables originally belonged to the oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop's death. By that time a variety of other stories, jokes and proverbs were being ascribed to him, although some of that material was from sources earlier than him or came from beyond the Greek cultural sphere. The process of inclusion has continued until the present, with some of the fables unrecorded before the later Middle Ages and others arriving from outside Europe. The process is continuous and new stories are still being added to the Aesop corpus, even when they are demonstrably more recent work and sometimes from known authors. Manuscripts in Latin and Greek were important avenues of transmission, although poetical treatments in European vernaculars eventually formed another. On the arrival of printing, collections of Aesop's fables were among the earliest books in a variety of languages. Through the means of later collections, and translations or adaptations of them, Aesop's reputation as a fabulist was transmitted throughout the world. Initially the fables were addressed to adults and covered religious, social and political themes. They were also put to use as ethical guides and from the Renaissance onwards were particularly used for the education of children. Their ethical dimension was reinforced in the adult world through depiction in sculpture, painting and other illustrative means, as well as adaptation to drama and song. In addition, there have been reinterpretations of the meaning of fables and changes in emphasis over time.

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        Ausführliche und Grundrichtige Beschreibung Des ganzen Elb-Stroms.

      - Nürnberg, A. Knorz' Witwe für Ch. Riegel, 1687. 12mo. Doppelblattgroßer gestochener Titel, 9 Bl., 1045 S., 5 Bl. Mit 60 Kupfertafeln (ohne die Karte). Pergament d. Zeit (etwas fleckig, Rücken berieben, vorderer Spiegel mit Wurmspuren u. gelöschter Notiz, vorderes Innengelenk geplatzt). Seltene historisch-geographische Beschreibung des Elbgebietes samt den Nebenflüssen. - Mit Ansichten von Alsleben, Bautzen, Berlin, Bremen, Danneberg, Dessau, Dresden, Eger, Glückstadt, Grimma, Halberstadt, Hamburg, Königgrätz, Leitmeritz, Lübeck, Lüneburg, Magdeburg, Meissen, Perleberg, Prag, Rochlitz, Salza, Schönebeck, Seehausen, Stade, Tangermünde, Torgau, Werben, Winsen, Wittenberg, Zwickau u.v.a. - Mit Besitzeintrag bzw. Stempel zweier Historiker: Ludwig Albrecht Gebhardi (1735-1802) u. Burchard Christian von Spilcker. - VD 17 3:301183Y. - Etwas gebräunt u. vereinzelt mirt. kl. Wasserflecken in den Rändern.Frontispiz knapp bis in die Einfassungslinie beschnitten, verso mit den Besitzvermerken u. Stempel "B. C. von Spilcker". Ohne die häufig fehlende Kupferkarte.

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        De kleene Christelyke academie , dat is de oefenplaats der geleerdheid. Bekwaam om de kinderen te oefenen in de Christelyke deugden.Venlo, Widow of Hubert Bontamps, [ca. 1790]. Small 4to (18 x 15 cm). With small emblematic woodcut on the title-page and a small woodcut of the Crucifixion on its back. Set in various types, including a fine civilité. Contemporary limp parchment.

      Cf. STCN 314938338 (one incompl. copy of other Venlo ed.); cf. Van Heurck, Les livres pop. flamandes, p. 124. Only copy located of a rare, popular religious educational schoolbook for Catholic youth in the Southern Netherlands. It perfectly mirrors the Flemish Catholic society at the beginning of the 18th century. The book is ascribed to J.B. van Lokeren, parish priest at Wynghene in Flanders from 1687 till his death in 1731. The children are taught how to behave at school, in church and at home, what to wear, their duties as a child, a Catholic, a civilian, etc. The book also includes songs and prayers, as well as advices to priests, teachers and parents on how to treat their pupils, and how to treat old, sick, and dying people. First published in 1718 the book stayed in use till far in the 19th century. Van Heurck lists 12 editions from 1719 till about 1845 and the STCN records 8 editions all with only 1 or 2 copies located.Lacking the last two leaves, title-page somewhat soiled. Disbound.

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        Les funestes effets de l?animosité, qui est entre les protestans d?Angleterre mis en evidence; et la necessité ou ils sont de s?aimer & de se maintenir les uns les autres, pour pouvoir restiter aus desseins de leurs ennemis communs, démontrée et prouvée. Traduit de l?Anglois. SUIVI PAR: Mémoire des protestans anglois. Presenté à leurs Altesses Monseigneur le Prince & Madame la Princesse D?Orange.

      (sans nom, sans lieu), M. DC. LXXXVII., 1687, - in-12°, 2 ff. (1 f. blanche + feuille de titre) + 90 p.; 120 p., reliure en veau glacé, pièces de titres rouge et vert, tranches dorées, triple filet or sur les plats, pt. accident en bas de la charnière. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Histoire metallique de la republique de Hollande.

      Daniel Horthemels, Paris 1687 - in-folio (cm 37,5 x 24); pag. (16), 317, [1], (15), [1]; incisione all'antiporta a piena pagina e numerosissime e preziosissime inc. calcografiche, tra cui un vignetta al frontespizio illustrante lo stemma della città di Amsterdam, testatine, capilettera, finalini e bellissime inc. illustranti medaglie e monete nel testo e f.t.; leg. moderna in piena pelle chiara, dorso a sei nervi, con sette caselle finemente decorate con incisioni floreali in oro, autore e titolo in caratteri dorati su tassello in pelle più scura, guardie bianche non originali; dedica iniziale a Moinsegneur Le Marquis de Seignelay Coinseiller du Roy a firma dell'Autore Pierre Bizot (1630-1696); prima edizione. Rif.: IT\ICCU\UBOE\005938. Cond.: lievi bruniture, alcune gore d'umido in prossimità soprattutto del dorso dei primi e degli ultimi fascicoli dell'opera, leggero taglio a pag. 182 non interessante il testo; opera rara, di particolare pregio, complessivamente in ottime condizioni generali. -- In-f° ; [16 dont titre frontispice]-317-[1 bl.]-[15]-[1 bl.] pp., 12 h.-t. (inc. du dernier f., mouillures fortes en fond de cahier surtout au début et la fin de l’ouvrage, qqs pp. lég. brunies, déchirure marg. p. 182). Rel. moderne pastiche : plein veau havanne, dos fleuronné doré à nerfs, gardes renouvellées. Édition originale de première émission (avec la mention «libraire» dans l’adresse bibliographique) ornée d’un frontispice par Lalouette d’après Sébastien Leclerc,- une vign. de titre aux armes de la ville d’Amsterdam,- plus de 160 représentations de monnaies et médailles sur 12 hors-texte et 120 in texto,- 55 culs-de-lampe (dont plusieurs répétés),- 3 bandeaux et de nombreuses lettrines. # Bibliotheca nummaria 17th c., B123 (signale 19 pp. in fine). -- 1st ed. Folio. XVI+317+(15) pp. With frontisp., title vignette, 12 plts., 180 ills. (all engr.) & 122 etched vignettes (coins & medals). Index. Hardcover, full calf, spine gilt. VG/--. (sl. browned, sporadic light waterst. in margins). 1895g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gack/ Gack/ Gack/ Gack/ a Ga. Einer wunderseltzamen Hennen in dem Hertzogthumb Bayrn. Das ist: Ein ausführliche und umbständige Beschreibung der berühmten Wallfahrt Maria-Stern in Tara bey den P.P. Augustinern Parfüssern.

      Lucas Straub, 1687 - 205 Seiten; Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise stockfleckig; der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Pergamentband der Zeit; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200

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        Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo di Francesco Redi accademico della Crusca, con le annotazioni.

      nella Stamperia di Giacomo Raillard, Napoli 1687 - in-8° ( 16 x 10 cm); 1 vol.; pp. [12], 304; marca (sirena bicaudata e coronata tiene uno stemma in una cornice vegetale) al frontespizio, testatine e capilettera xilografati; leg. moderna in pergamena, frontespizio in b/n, titolo all'occhietto "Bacco in Toscana"; dedica dell'Editore a Giuseppe Valletta; seconda ed. (la prima fu pubblicata a Firenze nel 1685) di un lungo poema epico sull'enologia di Francesco Redi (1626-1698; medico, scienziato e letterato di Arezzo, poeta, membro dell'accademia della Crusca). "Il testo, soprattutto famoso per la descrizione dell'ebbrezza di Bacco immaginato ad assaggiare i vini della regione, offre un divertente catalogo dei vini toscani del tempo. Il Redi, sembra fosse astemio, sviluppò il componimento in ben 980 versi, facendo anche una requisitoria contro tè, caffè, sidro, birra e i diversi prodotti non italiani derivanti dalla distillazione alcolica"; leggere bruniture e normale patina del tempo alle carte; opera interessante, molto poco diffusa, in ottime condizioni generali. -- 8vo, mod. vellum, [12]-304 pp. (paper age-toned, some spotting). Good copy. 2nd ed. (1st Florence 1685) of a long poem by Francesco Redi (1626-1698) on oenology. Woodcut mark on title. Ref. Rhodes (BL London) 726. BN Paris (1). Cp. Simon 1268, Oberlé 1039, Vinciana 2988 (1st ed.). 230g. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera omnia medico-physica, observationibus curiosissimis, ratiociniisque solidissimis, ex solidiore et experimentalis philosophia petitis, nitide superstructa, orationisque elegantia famigeratissima : nunc primum junctim edita, a plurimis mendis repurgata, ac indice capitum, rerum et verborum accuratissimo aucta et ornata.

      Lugduni Batavorum, apud Petrum Vander, 1687. - Petit in-8 de (16)ff. dont le portrait de l'auteur (rapporté, marg.inf.courte), un beau frontispice gravé, le titre et la préface, 629 pp., (24)pp. Bon état intérieur, petit manque au frontispice. Plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné . Habiles restaurations. L'ouvrage est divisé en 2 parties à pagination continue : I (p.1-418), Demonstratio circulationis sanguinis ; II (p.419-629), Animadversiones in Malachiae Trustoni M.D. Diatribam de respirationis usu primario (titre daté 1686). "Ent (George) alla étudier la médecine et prendre ses degrés de docteur à Padoue. Revenu à Londres, il fut admis dans le collège des médecins, et fut l'un des premiers membres de la Société royale. Il se lia intimement avec Harvey, et se déclara pour sa découverte de la circulation du sang, dans un ouvrage intitulé: Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis, qua respondetur AEmilio Parisano, 1641 ; réimprimé en 1685 avec des additions considérables. Ent a joint dans cet ouvrage, aux vérités découvertes par Harvey, qu'il expose et défend avec beaucoup d'esprit, des idées bizarres tirées de son propre fonds, telles que celle d'un feu inné et d'une fermentation du sang dans le cœur, cause première de son mouvement. Il fut créé chevalier par Charles II, à l'issue d'une de ses leçons publiques à laquelle ce prince avait assisté. Il a laissé, outre l'Apologia, un traité intitulé: Antidiatriba in Malachiam Thruston de respirationis usu primario, 1679, et quelques morceaux insérés dans les Transactions philosophiques. C'est lui qui a publié les manuscrits d'Harvey sur la génération animale. Rare première édition collective des oeuvres de Georges Ent, défenseur et ami d'Harvey. Biogr. Univ. Michaud T.12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hinterlassene Schätze. Mit einer Titelvignette und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten

      TASETANUS Xelemir, Archisandrus [d. i. K. J. ZIERLEIN]: Hinterlassene Schätze. Bestehend in zwei hundert drei und fünftzig auserlesenen/ gewissen/ unfehlbaren/ probierten Haupt-Künsten/ so wol für Hohe als Nidrige Stands-Personen; den Hof- und Particular-Leuten/ Aertzten/ Apotheckern/ Feldschärern und Badern/ Kauff-Leuten/ Kunst- und anderen Färbern/ Mahlern/ Wirthen/ Jägern/ Fischern/ Bau-Leuten/ Gärtnern/ Meyern/ und andern Künstlern/ und Handwerckern/ so wol in Adelichem/ als Bürgerlichem und Land-Männischen auch Militarischem Stand ... höchst dienlich und nöthig_/ ... dem offentlichen Druck geopffert. Durch A. v. D. Mit einer Titelvignette und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. [Nürnberg]: Endter 1687. Kl. 8°, [16], 122, [14] Seiten. Späterer Halblederband mit mehrfarbig marmoriertem Überzugspapier.Halblederband a. d. frühen 19. Jh. mit mehrfarbig marmoriertem Überzugspapier. Einzige Ausgabe dieses universalen Ratgebers mit 253 kurzen Artikeln aus den verschiedensten Gebieten. Der unter Pseudonym verfassende Autor liefert Hinweise, wie man "Forellen in Mengen zu fangen", "Sägen zu machen, welche Stein schneiden", "Morastig Wasser, wie in Ungarn ist, ohne Schaden zu trinken", für ein "Feld-Elixier gegen Gifft, Pestilenz und Fieber", weiters Ratschläge "Den Wein lieblich zu machen", "mit Scheidwasser Gold von Silber zu scheiden" u.v.a. Anhang mit Begriffsregister. Exemplar stellenweise mit Buntstiftanstreichungen, Papier ab S. 40 fleckig und durchgehend gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses seltenen Titels, für mich über OCLC und KVK weltweit nur in drei Exemplaren nachweisbar (NB Wien, UB Erlangen/Nürnberg, Wolfenbüttel) nachzuweisen. VD 17, 23:2403.

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        L'arte di ben cucinare, et instruire i men periti in questa lodevole Professione

      Bologna 1687 - Original vellum binding recased. With parts of original material preserved. Ink label to spine. New FEPs. Text clean and bright with ocassional discolouration due to paper's age. 233pp. With index at the end. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.

      London: printed by F. Leach, for S. H. and are to be sold by T. Fox,, 1687. Together with the Life of the most Illustrious Monarch Almanzor. And of the Several Revolutions of the Mighting Empire of the Caliphs, and of the African Kingdoms. Composed in Arabick by Abulcacim Tariff Abentariq, one of the Generals in that Spanish Expedition; and Translated into Spanish by Michael de Luna, Interpreter to Philip the Second. Now made English. Octavo (186 x 110 mm). Recent calf to style, raised bands within blind rules to spine, gilt-lettered red label, decorative panelling to boards in blind, marbled edges, matching endpapers. Bookplate of Wriothesley Russell (1680-1711), 2nd Duke of Bedford to title verso. Light browning, occasional mild spotting or soiling, original edge-marbling encroaching along foot of title, sigs. [A5-6] slightly loose at top cord, [A5] chipped at upper outer corner, the text unaffacted. Very good. First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other scholars as a forgery, and is now appreciated as an important, essentially literary document from the age of Cervantes, who knew the work. The Verdadera historia and Don Quixote (1605-1615) "abound with the same phrases and diction", and Cervantes specifically ridicules a passage in Luna in which Tariff fulfils a prophecy by the presence of a mole on his back—Quixote strips to reveal his mole as evidence of his strength in Part I Chapter 30 (see Hodges, "Holey Moley: Don Quixote's significant Señal", in Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 29:2, 2009). Luna (c.1545–1615) was a physician and court interpreter of Morisco descent. In attributing authorship to an Arab writer he was following what was already an established tradition in post-Reconquista Spain. His account is also notable for contrasting the cruelty of the Visigoths with the virtue and tolerance of their Arab successors: it was possibly this emphasis which irritated 19th century scholars such as Ticknor, who were preoccupied with defining a concept of Spanish identity based on Gothic origins. This is the issue with S.H. in the imprint and the dedicatory epistle signed with initials M.T.; a variant imprint the same year had S. H. removed and the epistle signed Matt. Taubman, presumably the City poet and satirist (d.1690?). A second edition appeared in 1693, with fewer prelims. Scarce: nine copies of this imprint traced in UK libraries, nine world-wide (four copies in total traced for the variant).

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        Journal du Voyage de Siam fait en M.DC.LXXXV. et M.DC.LXXXVI.

      Paris Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy 1687 - First edition. 4to., [iv], 416 pp., Title with woodcut vignette; some occasional browning and spotting. Contemporary calf, sides with the gilt arms, spine in six compartments, gilt-lettered red morocco lettering-piece in one, others gilt, neat repairs to extremities, a very handsome example. Rare first edition account of the journal of the Chaumont embassy (1685-1686) sent by Louis XIV to Siam. Choisy was a missionary sent to try to convert King Narai. This mission failed, but Choisy's book, compiled from the experiences of Abbe de Choisy, Father Guy Tachard and the Chevalier de Chaumont, was of great interest and was republished as recently as 1930. Narai was king of Siam from 1656-88, and his credited with producing the first 'golden age' of Thai literature. Encouraged by his foreign minister Constantine Phaulkon the famed Greek adventurer who became a prominent figure in Narai's court, Narai hoped to develop trade relations with the French in order to break the domination of the Dutch East India Company. Embassies were exchanged between Siam and France throughout his reign. Choisy was a colourful character: "De Choisy was born in Paris. His father was attached to the household of the duke of Orléans, and his mother, who was on intimate terms with Anne of Austria, was regularly called upon to amuse Louis XIV. By a whim of his mother, the boy was dressed like a girl until he was eighteen, and, after appearing for a short time in man's costume, he resumed woman's dress on the advice—doubtless satirical—of Madame de La Fayette. He delighted in the most extravagant toilettes until he was publicly rebuked by the duc de Montausier, when he retired for some time to the provinces, using his disguise to assist his numerous intrigues". Chadenat 2582 ('Relation tres curieuse, devenue rare'); Cioranescu XVII, 19372; Cordier, Indosinica, 941. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot into the Levant. In three parts. Viz. into I. Turkey. II. Persia. III. The East-Indies.

      London printed by H. Clark for H. Faithorne J. Adamson C. Skegnes and T. Newborough booksellers in St. Paul's Church-Yard 1687 - First English edition. 3 parts in 1, folio [38], 291, [3], 108, 105-200, [2], 93, [1], 91-114, [4]pp., with an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, each part with separate title-page,contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and recornered with new endpapers by Zaehnsdorf (1958), preserving old lettering piece, an excellent copy. "Thevenot's travels mark the beginning of the grand epoch of travel and exploration in the Levant" (Blackmer). Thevenot began his travels in the Levant in 1655, returning to Paris in 1659 to prepare the first part of his description of his journeys for publication, which describe Constantinople, the Archipelago, Asia Minor, and Egypt. He left Paris in 1663 and travelled through Syria and Persia to India, dying near Tabriz in 1667. During his time in central India, he "systematically sought information on other parts of the Mughal Empire from native informants and other intinerant Europeans . because Thevenot was a tireless observer and researcher he provides occasional new materials in his systematic surveys of the imperial provinces . tucked into these methodical paragraphs are occasional sidelights and acute observations which are novel" (Lach, III, p.807). Wing T887; Cf. Blackmer 1650 (French ed.); Rohricht 1104; Tobler p.106; Gay 133 (note). [Attributes: First Edition]

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