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        Du royaume de Siam envoyé extraordinaire du Roy auprès du Roy de Siam en 1687 et 1688

      Volume two only of two. [ii]+324 pages with 15 engraved plates (7 folding) and title vignette. Duo decimo (6" x 3 3/4") bound in full leather with raised spine bands with rich gilt spine and red spine label with ribbon book mark. From the library of Lothar Schmid (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 4740; Graesse IV, 81) First Dutch edition.Simon de la Loubère led an embassy to Siam (modern Thailand) in 1687 (the "La Loubère-Céberet mission"). The embassy, composed of five warships, arrived in Bangkok in October 1687 and was received by Ok-khun Chamnan. de la Loubère returned to France on board the Gaillard on 3 January 1688, accompanied by the Jesuit Guy Tachard, and a Siamese embassy led by Ok-khun Chamnan. Upon his return, de la Loubère made a precise description of his travels, as he had been requested by Louis XIV, published under the titleDu Royaume de Siam. De la Loubère also brought to France from his Siamese travels a very simple method for creating n-odd magic squares, known as the "Siamese method" or the "de la Loubère method", which apparently was initially brought from Surat, India by another Frenchman by the name of M. Vincent, who was sailing on the return ship with de la Loubère. This volume contains a chapter of the "Jeu des Echecsw of Chinois". The panels show, inter alia, an illustration for Echiquier's Chinois and a coconut tree.Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (10 May 1928 ? 18 May 2013) was a German chess grandmaster. He was born in Radebeul near Dresden into a family who were the co-owners of the Karl May Press, which published the German Karl May adventure novels. He was best known as the chief arbiter at several World Chess Championship matches, in particular the 1972 encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at Reykjavic. He was also an avid collector of chess books and paraphernalia. It was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world, as well as a renowned collection of chess art, chess boards and chess pieces from around the globe.Condition:Bookplate on front paste down, label of Lothar Schmid, some light foxing, leather scuffed, spine heal chipped else a very good copy.

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        Gothlands-laghen på gammal göthiska 1687

      Bok. Gothlands-laghen på gammal göthiska, med en historisk berättelse wid ändan, huruledes Gothland först är uppfunnit och besatt, så och under Swea rijke ifrån hedna werld altijd lydt och sin skatt giordt. Med nu brukelig swensk uthtolkning och fullkomligit register på alla dhe måål i thenne lagbook finnes. Första gång uplagd genom hans kongl. may:ts bekostnadt. Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1687. Folio. (14),+ 53,+ (23) s. Titel tryckt i rött och svart. Företalet med 7 träsnitt i texten. Saknar Johan Hadorphs dedikationsblad. Fläckig och med fuktrand inledningsvis. Sammanbunden med: Biärköa rätten, thet är: Then äldsta stadz lag i Sweriges rjke, först brukat i Biörköö många hundrade åhr sedan. Men af Byrger Jarl sedermera något tilökt åhr 1254 och Stockholms stad gifwen. Nu först på gammalt pergament igenfunnen och uplagd. Hwar hoos föllia några the äldsta konunga stadgar som ifrån konung Magno Ladulås til kon: Gustafs I. tijdh ära uthgifne och fordom wid domstolarne brukade warit. Bägge medh fullkomlige register förfärdigade, och med hans kongl: may:ts bekostnadt. Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1687. Folio. (12),+ 15,+ (9),+ (8),+ 9-73,+ (24) s. En stor träsnittsillustration i texten. Titel tryckt i rött och svart med träsnittsvinjett. Fläckig och med fuktstänk. Saknar som nästan alltid den graverade kartan. Sammanbunden med: Wisby stadz lag på Gotland, såsom then i forna tijder giord, och sedan af swenske konungar och regenter, kon. Magno Ladulås, kon. Byrger, hertig Erik, hertig Waldemar, och kon: Magno Erikson, stadgat, förbättrat och stadfäst är. Med hans kongl. may:ts bekostnadt. Stockholm, Hendrick Keyser, (1688). Folio. (12),+ 86,+ (14) s. Saknar Johan Hadorphs dedikationsblad. Genomgående med fula fläckar och fuktränder. Sammanbunden med: Then gambla Wijsby siö-rätt, fordom på göthiska sammansatt af dhe förnämste kiöpmän och skieppare i Wijsby, at bruka för rätt lag uthi stora siön emillan skieppare, kiöpmän, redare, skiepzmän, det är båtzmän och allehanda skiepzfolk, högre och lägre widh påkommande händelser. Förra uthrijkes på åtskillige orter tryckt uppå gammal och ny tyska, hollendska och engelska; men nu först på wårt swenska språk med några åthskillnader och ett kort register. Uplagd med hans kongl. may:ts bekostnat. Stockholm, Henrick Keyser, 1689. Folio. (4),+ 17, 19-20,+ (5) s. Titel med träsnitt företällande en båt. Fläckig. Nött samtida skinnband, uppfodrat i inre falsarna och med fuktränder på för- och eftersättsblad. Med Gösta Erdmanns ägarnamnteckning, daterad 1870, resp. Nils Edlings, Uppsala 1930. Collijn sp. 488 & Rudbeck 32 för Gotlandslagen. Utan det extra dedikationsbladet till Gustaf von Osten m.fl. och "Gothlands inbyggiare", som endast ibland förekommer. Collijn sp. 492 & Rudbeck 33 för Biärköarätten som är utgiven av Johan Hadorph. Collijn sp. 493 & Rudbeck 34 för Visby stadslag. Utan det extra dedikationsbladet till borgmästare och råd i Visby, vilket endast återfinns i några exemplar. Collijn sp. 491 för Visby sjörätt. Nils Edling var rättshistoriker och mest känd som utgivare av de uppländska domböckerna.

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        Some letters containing an account of what seemed most remarkable in Switzerland, Italy, etc., to the H.(onora).ble R. Boyle.

      no place, no printer (place and printer not identified ) / Printed in the Year 1687, - sm. in-8vo, 225 p. (recte 244 p., erratic pagination, so complete), recent full leather binding, author & title gilt on spine. Very scarce, published only one year after the first edition, Rotterdam 1686. (See Cox I, 110). Letters to Robert Boyle (T.H.R.B.) (Boyle's law of gases), during Burnet's exile. Lively account of early 17th. c. travel by this lively man of the world. Later editions have titles like: Travels through France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 17517a; Haller 1.946. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliske werld/ sampt andre hans poetiske skriffter/ med flijt samblade/ och andre resan uplagde.

      Sthlm, J. G. Eberdt, 1687. 4:o. (136) s. Med graverad vinjett på titelbladet och tryckta noter i texten. Halvpergamentbd med handtextad ryggtitel och blågrått pärmpapper (Johanna Röjgård). Gammalt helt guldsnitt. Titelbladet och andra bladet något bruntonade i marginalerna. Ett lätt horisontalt veck i titelbladet. Enstaka fläckar, t.ex. några småfläckar i ryggmarginalen på blad C4 och fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på blad G1. Fint ex. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 178. Davidsson Svenskt musiktryck före 1750, nr 74-75. Den ovanligare varianten med vacker graverad titelvinjett, ritad av Columbus och graverad av Dionysos Padtbrugge, i stället för träsnittsvinjett på titelbladet. Musiken är komponerad av Gustaf von Düben. Denna den första samlade editionen av Columbus diktning utgavs av hans elev Jacob Reenstierna och innehåller även begravningsverser över bl.a. Marcus Cronström, Ebba Brahe och Ludvig Pontus De la Gardie. Den charmiga vinjetten föreställer ett slädparti efter häst med texten: "Hwar odygd åker fram, haar hon sitt straff på meedan, hoo lustan hyysa will han måst' ock hyysa sweedan. Som skugga föllier kropp, så föllier hugnad dygd: odygdens föllie är, nöd, ånger, skam ock blygd".

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        Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch/ Darinnen über 3000. Kräuter/ mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren/ auch deren Unterscheid und Würckung/.

      samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen/ beschrieben: Desgleichen auch/ wie dieselbige in allerhand Kranckheiten/ beyde der Menschen und des Viehs ... durch Casparum Bauhinum mit vielen neuen Figuren ... zum Andern durch Hieronymum Bauhinum mit sehr nutzlichen Marginalien, Synonimis, neuen Registeren und anderem vermehrt. Basel, Joh. Ludwig König/ und Brandmyllern, 1687. Folio. 3 parts (bound in one). pp. (12), 1-663, (5), 665-1529, (96, register), with an engraved title, a title printed in red and black and 2472 woodcuts. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, clasps gone. Nissen BBI, 1931. A fine complete copy in an impressive contemporary binding of the second enlarged edition to be edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin. The first enlarged edition edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin appeared in Basel in 1664 and several hundred new woodcuts were included. The very rare first edition was published in 2 volumes from 1588-1591.//Jacob Dietrich von Bergzabern (?1520-1590), better known as Tabernaemontanus, was a pupil of Otto Brunfels and Jerome Bock. "The 'Kreuterbuch' is a massive and fully illustrated work, with some attractive woodcut decorations; the title-page states that 3000 plants are described. Its lasting popularity is attested by the fact that a version appeared at as late a date as 1731. The figures are for the most part not original, but are reproduced from Bock, Fuchs, Mattioli, Dodoens, de l'Écluse and de l'Obel ..." (Arber p. 76). Apart from some very slightbrowning, small old paper repair to the engraved title and small wormhole at the last 5 leaves of the index, an attractive copy.

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        Opera Omnia : Seu Thesaurus Locupletissimus Botanico-Medico-Anatomicus, Viginti Quatuor Tractatus Complectens et in Duos Tomos Distributus, quorum Tractatuum Seriem videre est Dedicatione absoluta.

      Apud Petrum Vander Aa 1687, Lugduni Batavorum - Two volumes in one. (xii), 170, (xxii), (vi) 7 - 379, (xxxvii) pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and gilt title lettering. Wear to spine joints and board edges. Boards marked. Binding firm. Internally clean with only occasional spotting. With 115 full-page plates, including some folding. Text in Latin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Planisfero del Globo Celeste

      Roma 1687 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1687, firmata in lastra. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, piccole macchie nel margine superiore bianco, tracce della piega centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Finemente colorato a mano. Francesco Brunacci nacque a Monte Novo il 19 settembre 1640. Condotti i primissimi studi nella patria di origine, li proseguì dal 1657 al 1662 in Macerata, laureandosi in diritto civile e canonico. Trasferitosi in Roma, esercitò la professione forense fino ad ottenere la carica di Consultore dei Riti, essendo stato scelto, in precedenza, diverse volte per dirimere controversie tra i più ragguardevoli personaggi del tempo. Fu uditore di diversi alti prelati e apprezzato sopra tutti dal Cardinal Vettori per le sue conoscenze giuridiche, filosofiche e matematiche. Fu aggregato all’accademia fisico-matematica di Mons. Ciampini con il nome di "Icasto Nonacrino". Collaborò alla redazione del "Giornale dei Letterati", che si pubblicava a Roma, dall’anno 1675 al 1679. Attivo a Roma alla corte della Regina Cristina di Svezia, fu uno degli 8 fondatori dell’Accademia voluta dalla Regina. In questa carta astronomica Brunacci ci presenta le 67 costellazioni in uso nel suo tempo: le 48 tolemaiche, le nuove 12 costellazioni dell'emisfero meridionale introdotte da Keyser e Houtman, Ganimede, Chioma di Berenice, Pardocamelo, Fiume Giordano, Alicorno, Columba di Noe e il Crociero. Nel circolo polare antartico disegna la Nuvola Minore e la Nuvola Maggiore. Tra le stelle più luminose indica il nome de la Capra e la Spiga della Vergine. Le stelle sono suddivise per magnitudine in sei classi. La carta è accompagnata da un testo esplicativo dove l'autore dichiara di aver seguito l'opera di Bayer, l'Uranometria del 1603, sia per i contenuti tecnico-scientifici che per lo stile di rappresentazione delle costellazioni. Il Planisfero Artico e quello Antartico sono rappresentati in proiezione stereografica polare eclittica convessa. Il reticolo centrato sul polo dell'eclittica ci permette di leggere la longitudine delle stelle con la precisione di un grado, ogni trenta troviamo una linea di longitudine, mancano i cerchi di latitudine. Sono invece evidenziati i circoli polari, quelli dei tropici, i coluri e il circolo equinoziale. I due planisferi sono uniti dal coluro dei solstizi nella costellazione del Sagittario. La tavola venne stampata a Roma dalla tipografia di Giacomo de Rossi ed è alla volte inserita nelle edizioni del Mercurio Geografico, la raccolta delle carte geografiche della tipografia. Etching and engraving, 1687, signed in the plate. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, small white spots in the top margin, traces of the central fold, otherwise in excellent condition. Finely hand colored. Francesco Brunacci was born in Monte Novo, September 19, 1640. The earliest studies conducted in the country of origin, they went on from 1657 to 1662 in Macerata, majoring in civil and canon law. He moved to Rome, he worked as a lawyer to obtain the post of Consultore dei Riti, having been chosen previously, several times to settle disputes among the most distinguished personages of the time .He was auditor of several prelates and appreciated above all by Cardinal Vettori for his legal knowledge, philosophical and mathematical. Active in Rome at the court of Queen Christina of Sweden, was one of the 8 founders of the Academy desired by the Queen. This map presents the 67 astronomical constellations in use in his time: the 48 Ptolemaic, new 12 constellations in the southern hemisphere introduced by Keyser and Houtman, Ganymede, Coma Berenices, Pardocamelo, River Jordan, Alicorno, Columba Noe and the Crociero. In the Antarctic Circle draws the Cloud Minor and Major Cloud. Among the brightest stars in the name of the Goat and the Ear of the Virgin. The stars are divided into six classes for magnitude. The map is accompanied by an explanatory text where the author claims to h [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Noctes acticae cum notis et emendationibus Joannis Frederici Gronovii

      First edition and commentary prepared by Gronovius, published posthumously. Decorated with a beautiful frontispiece of A. de Blois. The second part consists exclusively of comments Gronovius has a half-title page and its own rigid pagination.Plein Velin Dutch era. Smooth spine with respect to the black feather headdress. boards struck a medallion cold. A small loss of 1 cm on an edge. Good copy in a beautiful Dutch binding typique.Joanne Fridriech Gronovius (1611-1671) was a Latin scholar badge and a globally recognized scholar of letters. He established many Latin and Greek authors editions. After long study trips he ended his career in Leiden and was succeeded by Daniel Heinsius to belles-lettres. The Importance of Attic Nights of Gelle for the knowledge of the ancient world is unique, it wrote and noted huddle during his stay in Athens everything he heard and saw, addressing all issues and diciplines (philosophy, letter, medicine, natural science ...) it follows that the book has quotes and authors of lost and forgotten fragments and provides a wealth of amazing information. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apud Ioannem de Vivie Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde) 1687 Grd. in-8 (11x21cm) (68) 499pp. (107) (1f.bc.) 142pp. (8) relié

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        Philadelphe. Nouvelle egyptienne. Dediee a madame La Dauphine.

      Francois Michon, 1687.

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        Austriana regina Arabiae. Editio secunda.

      12. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette (Doppeladler). 215 S., Mod. marmor. Ppbd. Eigentlich dritte Ausgabe dieses seltenen neulateinischen Barock-Romans erschien zuvor 1687 und 1688 in Augsburg. - Der in Straubing geborene Verfasser lebte um die Wende vom 17. zum 18. Jahrhundert, war kurbair. Hofgerichtsadvokat, Hofrichter des Klosters Rottenbuch, dann Rat der freien Reichsritterschaft in Schwaben und zuletzt Syndikus und Oberrichter des Klosters Steingaden. Bekannt wurde er vor allem als Herausgeber des Chur-Bayerischen Atlas. - Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Vereinzelt einige kl. Wurmspuren. - Vgl. Georgi II, 32 (EA 1687) u. Kosch IV, 488 (ohne diesen Titel) nicht bei Faber du Faur u. Goedeke.

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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. Newly done out of French.

      London Printed by H. Clark, for H. Faithorne, &c. 1687 - Thevenot visited Damascus, Aleppo and Mosul, and sailed down the Tigris to Baghdad. He then went to Persia and spent five months at Ispahan and visited Shiraz before setting sail for India where he landed at Diu. He was the first European to describe the temples of Ellora. He died in Persia on his way back to Europe at the age of 34. Atabey 1217 A very good copy rebound in half calf over cloth, raised bands. Tears to margin of title page, page 271 (not affecting text, 10 cm corner missing from last leaf (affecting a small amount of text). First English edition, second issue Folio, pp.[xxxviii], 291, [iii], 104, 105*-108*, 105-176, 179-200, [ii], 90, 91*-94*, 91-114, [4]; engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 plates.

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

      Roma 1687 - Carta geografica nella ristampa di Coronelli, contenuta nel Corso Geografico Universale. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Dimensioni: 610x455. Dimensioni

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        Imagines Deorum, Qui Ab Antiquis Colebantur, Una Cum Earum Declaratione Et Historia [emblem Book With Mythical Plates 1687]

      Mainz: Ludovici Bourgeat. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1687. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Vincenzo Cartari (c.1531 - 1569) was an Italian mythographer and diplomat of the Italian Renaissance. 218 pages plus 16-page index and 87 plates. Width: 7" Height: 8.25". 17th-century rendering of Cartari's 16th century mythography enhanced by Paulus Hachenberg's engraved illustrations. Later 3/4 morocco leather over marbled boards. Pages and plates show moderate toning and scattered light to moderate foxing. 87 of the 88 plates are present, lacking plate 67. Shallow edgewear to first three leaves with the lest at the title page. Includes in depth index. Latin language. Armorial Schorsch bookplate. ; 0 .

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        1687 Geoffrey CHAUCER English FOLIO Speght Black Letter Canterbury Tales FOLIO

      London : [publisher not identified], printed in the year, MDCLXXXVII. [16879]. Third edition. Pforzheimer 179. Wing C-3736. Lowndes II:426 (states, this is a reimpression of the 1602 by Speght) - 1687 Geoffrey CHAUCER English FOLIO Speght Black Letter Canterbury Tales FOLIO “all that glitters is not gold” – Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. English folio 17th-century Chaucer’s are extremely scarce in themselves, but this third Speght edition is considered extremely important! This was the last ‘black letter’ edition of Chaucer’s works and includes the famous engraved Gower portrait with genealogical figures on the frontispiece. This printing is a reissue of the 1602 Speght, which included “The Court of Love,” which wasn’t part of the Chaucer anon until 1561. A glossary and four other new pieces were added to this edition as well – “The Flower and the Leaf," "Chaucer's Dream," "Jacke Upland," and "Chaucer's A B C." However, this third edition includes for the first time the printed conclusions on ‘Cook’s Tale’ and ‘Squire’s Tale’, “Siege of Thebes” by John Lydgate, and a portrait of Chaucer – not in any other edition! Item number: #264 Price: $9500 CHAUCER, Geoffrey The vvorks of our ancient, learned, [and] excellent English poet, Jeffrey Chaucer : as they have lately been compar'd with the best manuscripts ; and several things added, never before in print. To which is adjoyn'd, The story of the siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, monk of Bury. Together with the life of Chaucer, shewing his countrey, parentage, education, marriage, children, revenues, service, reward, friends, books, death. Also a table, wherein the old and obscure words in Chaucer are explained, and such words (which are many) that either are, by nature or derivation, Arabick, Greek, Latine, Italian, French, Dutch, or Saxon, mark'd with particular notes for the better understanding their original. London : [publisher not identified], printed in the year, MDCLXXXVII. [1687]. Third edition. Pforzheimer 179. Wing C-3736. Lowndes II:426 (states, this is a reimpression of the 1602 by Speght) Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [36], 660, [24] o last 12 leaves contain a glossary and bibliography o Signatures:"The story of Thebes": pages 622-660. • Editor's dedication to Sir Robert Cecil signed: Tho. Speght. • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Language: English • Size: ~13in X 8.5in (32cm x 22cm) 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! 264 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE MOST RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE OF MANCHA: and his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha.

      Folio. Full calf with gilt decoration to compartments to spine. Contrasting gilt-lettered label. Recently repaired by Trevor Lloyd of Ludlow with a new spine in 17th century style.

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        Fasciculus Geomanticus in quo varia variorum opera geomantica continetur + Questiones Geomatiae Alfakini Arabici Fikii a Platone in Latinum translatae ex antiquo manuscripto [Bound with:] Tabulae geomanticae, seu liber singularis . THREE VOLUMES IN ONE.

      Ioannis Davidis Zunneri,, Frankfort 1687 - Volume I & II: 647 pp. Latin text, title printed in red and black, figures, 7 folding letterpress tables, 1 folding letterpress table with small marginal tear at fold and final leaf shorter in outer margin, woodcuts and diagrams, Verona: [Heidelberg?] 1687. [Bound with:] Volume III: Tabulae geomanticae, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno 1535.527, 197 pp. 2 folding tables at rear, contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, red speckled edges (lightly soiled). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on first title and later annotation on verso of title; from the Giancarlo Beltram Library of Scientific Books. 1693. FIRST EDITION of a compilation of treatises on geomancy including Robert Fludd's Tractatus de geomantia. ‘In the Fasciculus of 1687, besides the works of Fludd and H. de Pisis, were Geomantic Questions by the Arab Alfakinus, translated into Latin by Plato (of Tivoli?) and now first printed from an old manuscript of the year 1535’ (Thorndike). Page 123 is misnumbered 12 as in some other copies of the first edition. A copy of this first work was sold and described as having two engraved plates. Caillet 4035 (‘Ouvrage fondamental de Géomancie’); Cf. Thorndike VIII 482; Wellcome III, 11 (not calling for any engraved plates). Geomancy, from Ancient Greek geomanteía translates literally as "foresight by earth"; it is a translation of the Arabic term ?ilm al-raml, or the "science of the sand". Earlier Greek renditions of this word borrowed the word raml ("sand") directly, rendering it as rhamplion or rabolion. Other Arabic names for geomancy include khatt al-raml and darb al-raml. The original names of the figures in Middle Eastern geomancy were traditionally given in Arabic, excluding a Persian origin. The reference in Hermetic texts to the mythical ?um?um al-Hindi potentially points to an Indian origin, although Skinner thinks this to be unlikely. Having an Islamic or Arabic origin is most likely, since the expansive trade routes of Arabian merchants would facilitate the exchange of culture and knowledge. It is theorised that related systems of divination in sub-Saharan Africa, such as Ifá and sikidy, either were based on or co-developed with Arabic divination systems. ". European scholars and universities began to translate Arabic texts and treatises in the early Middle Ages, including those on geomancy. Isidore of Seville lists geomancy with other methods of divination including pyromancy, hydromancy, aeromancy, and necromancy without describing its application or methods. Like other systems of divination, geomancy has a mythological origin. According to one Arabic Hermetic text, Idris (or Hermes Trismegistus) witnessed the angel Jibril in a dream. Idris asked for enlightenment, and Jibril proceeded to draw a geomantic figure; upon being asked what he was doing, Jibril instructed Idris in the geomantic arts. Keeping this secret, he sought out ?um?um al-Hindi, an Indian king, who then wrote a book on geomancy. This book was passed down through clandestine circles into the hands of Khalaf al-Barbari, who traveled to Medina and converted to Islam by the prophet Muhammad himself. Confessing to knowing a divinatory art, he explained that pre-Islamic prophets knew geomancy, and that by learning geomancy, one may "know all that the prophet knew". Another mythological story for the origin of geomancy also involves Idris. After praying to God that He give Idris easily a means to earn his living, Idris rested one day, bored and without work, and began to draw figures idly in the sand. As he did so, a stranger appeared before him and questioned what he was doing. Idris replied that he was simply entertaining himself, but the stranger replied that he was doing a very serious act. Idris became incredulous and tried to deny this, but the stranger explained the significance of the meaning of the figure Idris drew. He then commanded Idris to draw another figure, and upon doing so the stranger exp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT DE VENISE Par le Sieur Amelot De La Hussaie

      1687. A Paris Frederic Leonard 1687 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 30 non numerate + 424 + 38 + 1 carta bianca Unito a: SUPLEMENT A L'HISTOIRE DE VENISE Par le Sieur Amelot De La Hussaie A Paris Frederic Leonard 1687 Pagine 200 + 8 non numerate Unito a: MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR A LA DEFENSE DE L'HISTOIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT DE VENISE Pagine 8 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in pelle bazzana. Titolo e fregi in oro impressi al dorso. Antico Ex-Libris a stampa impresso al frontespizio. Sporadiche fioriture. Ottima copia. Rara edizione originale. Cfr: Cicogna pag. 156 N° 1092 Amelot De La Houssaya fu segretario dell'ambasciata di Francia a Venezia e il suo rapporto sulla Repubblica rivelò per la prima volta la politica del Governo Veneziano. Quando il libro apparve (in francese) lo stato veneziano se ne lamentò con la corte francese e Amelot fu mandato alla Bastiglia per sei settimane. Dice il Foscarini pag.337 :"Non era mancato ingegno al sig. d'Amelot per guidare ad ottimo segno il suo Trattato sulla Repubblica di Venezia: ma due cose lo guastarono, l'animo avverso alla città nostra, e il soverchio raffinamento dell'autore".

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        The history of the nine worthies of the world three whereof were Gentiles, I. Hector, son of Priamus, King of Troy, II. Alexander the Great III. Julius Caesar

      Nath. Crouch, At the bell at the poultry near Cheapside 1687 - The history of the nine worthies of the world three whereof were Gentiles, I. Hector, son of Priamus, King of Troy, II. Alexander the Great III. Julius Caesar. Printed for Nath. Crouch, At the bell at the poultry near Cheapside. 1687. With an engraved image of each of the Worthies, 190 pages with a further six at the end with 'Books printed and sold by Nath. Crouch'. "R.B." are initials for "Robert Burton," a pseudonym of bookseller and publisher Nathaniel Crouch. Original full calf on board cover, Crouch's history books presented shortened and simplified versions of serious works to audiences that might otherwise never have read them. Very Scarce. Hardback, no DJ. Good, calf skin on board, wear to corners, well bound, pages are strong and still crisp, tanning from age, page corners bumped and some folded over, no major rips or tears. Measures 15 by 9 cm's, 2 cm's in depth Please view the photographs for more information All my items for sale are guaranteed to be as described. Everything advertised has been professionally tested and verified as the description indicates. All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De ipsa natura, sive libera in receptam naturae notionem disquisitio

      Londini : Typis H. Clark, Impensis Johannis Taylor 1687 - 12mo. [26], 176 [i.e. 193], [4 pp ads] Contemporary speckled sheep. Restoration to spine. Modern red leather spine label. Rehinged and rejointed. Leather re-varnished. Occasional marginal dampstaining, scattered spotting, old signature on title, small hole in B1 affecting a few words, small clean tear in lower outer corner of G5. First edition in Latin of Boyle's 1686 Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Receiv'd Notion of Nature, an exposition of his mechanical conception of nature. This works represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the issues raised by the mechanical philosophy that emerged from the Scientific Revolution. Keynes 171; Wing B3979. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WEYARN. "Canonia Regularis Weyarensis Cann. Regg. Ord. S. Augustini". Klosteranlage aus der Vogelschau, im Himmel Wappenmedaillon sowie die Heiligen Petrus und Paulus links und rechts auf einer Wolke.

      - Kupferstich von J. Franck, dat. 1687, 24 x 34 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Aus M.K. Kuen, Collectio Scriptorum, 1765. - In Echtgoldleiste gerahmt. - Sehr seltene Ansicht!

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        FASCICULUS GEOMANTICUS, in quo varia variorum opera geomantica continentur. Opus maximè curiosum, à multis hactenus desideratum, nunc verò magno studio correctum & ex parte jam prima vice editum.

      Verona (i.e. Frankfort or Heidelberg), no printer named (J.D. Zunner), 1687. 2 works in 1 volume. Fasciculus Geomanticus in three parts, FIRST EDITION 1687, small 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, title page printed red and black, 1 full page engraved plate plus 1 folding plate with 2 engraved illustrations, illustrations in the text, 7 folding tables, pages: 647, (1- a blank), pages 104, 123, 227, 533, 546 incorrectly numbered 04, 12, 229, 233, 346, respectively, collation: A-Z8, Aa-Rr8, Ss4 (T3, Ll3 incorrectly signed T5, Ll5), bound in full modern calf, gilt decoration to spine, blind panelled covers, gilt lettered maroon label, new endpapers. Title page lightly browned with slight worming to top and bottom margins neatly repaired and a name at the top dated 1911, worming persists to page 10, occasional light browning and light spotting, small ink spot to page 353/4, no loss, some light brown staining to pages 555-557, and 571-572, no loss, single plate at page 256 and folding plate at page 292 are lightly browned. A very good complete copy. This is the first edition of a compilation of treatises on geomancy including Robert Fludd's Tractatus de Geomantia, H. de Pisis' Opus Geomantiae completum in libros tres, and Quaestiones Geomantiae Altakini Arabici. Robert Fludd was an English physician and a prominent Rosicrucian. Geomancy was historically a form of predicting the future or uncovering facts hidden to the inquirer using a number of dots randomly jotted down by the geomancer. Fludd attempted to take this idea a little further and to use its application to unlock the unconscious part of the mind. Consequently, the work is of interest to historians of early psychology. Bound with: TABULAE GEOMANTICAE, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno MDXXXV. Jam primo luci datus, annexis duabus tabellis huic studio mirè inservientibus, caeteroquin utilibus & jucundis. Frankfurt, J. D. Zunner, 1693. FIRST EDITION 1693, anonymous, two folding tables before title page, pages: (3), 4-197, (3 - blanks). Tabula Harmonica Sublunarium and Speculum Judiciale Astrologicum. Collation: A-M8, N4. A few pages lightly browned, 1 table slightly misfolded. A very good copy. Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique, page 88, No.4035. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Brtitish Isles antique map - Danckerts, 1687.

      British Isles antique map - Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae TabulaAttractive map of Great Britain and Ireland published by Theodorus Danckerts in Amsterdam 1687. Elaborately decorated cartouche with coats of arms of Ireland, Scotland and England. Verso: blank. Original hand colouring. Size: 50,9 x 59,0 cm.The Danckerts family were notable print and map sellers, and engravers in Amsterdam for nearly a hundred years, between 1630 and 1727.Between 1680 and 1700, Justus an his three sons Cornelis, Theodorus, Justus II published several editions of their Danckerts Atlas. Justus Danckerts was probably ranked the highest of the skilled engravers of the seventeenth centry. His maps were in demand for the wonderful decorative quality of their engraving rather than for their accuracy.Reinier and Joshua Ottens later acquired the stock of plates from the family and reissued the maps, replacing Danckerts' names with their own.Price: ?1.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Das Grab des Aberglaubens. Erste, Zweyte, Dritte und Vierte Sammlung [kmpl.]. Erstausg.

      4 Bll., 226 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. Titelkupfer / 256 S., mit Titelvignette // 2 Bll., 252 S., mit Titelvignette / 2 Bll., 252 S., mit Titelvignette, 8, Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. Rotschnitt (2 Bde.) Ackermann V/829 Grässe BS.2 Rosenthal 1687 Klinckowstroem 75: "Sehr vorsichtiges, im Ganzen ablehnendes Urteil über die Wünschelrute Verfasser beruft sich auf Krüger (1746)." - Reichhaltiges Matetrial, u.a. über: Selbstmörder Von Verwünschungen Träume Wahrsagerey Aberglaubische Meinungen welche in Dänemark u. Norden im Schwange gehen Von Ahnungen Cometen Von blauen Feuern oder Irrwischen Bleygiessen Von der Todtenuhr Die Art u. Weise, die Todten heraufzurufen Von den Wehrwölfen, Alpdrücken u. Wechselbälgen Gibt es Gespenster? Nordlichter Von der Wahrsagerey der Zigeuner durch Chiromantie Die Wünschelruthe Von dem Teufel Blut- u. Schwefelregen Der Aberglaube in China u. Japan Abergläubische Zeiten, Wörter u. Amulette. - Einbände etwas bestossen u. beschabt beide Innendeckel mit Aufkleber "Büchersammlung von Ph. Nathusius" die ersten Titel mit kl. Signatur ein Bd. zw. den Sammlungen mit gering aufgeplatztem Gelenk, tlw. leicht braunfleckig vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst gute Expl. mit fester Bindung.

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        Opera Omnia : Seu Thesaurus Locupletissimus Botanico-Medico-Anatomicus, Viginti Quatuor Tractatus Complectens et in Duos Tomos Distributus, quorum Tractatuum Seriem videre est Dedicatione absoluta.

      Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Petrum Vander Aa 1687. Two volumes in one. (xii), 170, (xxii), (vi) 7 - 379, (xxxvii) pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and gilt title lettering. Wear to spine joints and board edges. Boards marked. Binding firm. Internally clean with only occasional spotting. With 115 full-page plates, including some folding. Text in Latin. . Good. Full Leather. New Edition. 1687. 4to..

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        Canaan commonly called the Holy Land or the Land of Promise being ye. possession of ye. Israelites & travelled through by our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and his Apostles

      London: Richard Blome, 1687. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 10.25" x 18" This stunning map of Canaan or Israel and Palestine depicts the Holy Land during the time of Jesus Christ. The map is oriented with north to the northeast and extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. Tiny ships mark marks the route of Apostle Paul ending in Rome, where he was beheaded. The ruins of the cities of Sodom, Gammora, Seboim and Adama are featured in the Dead Sea. This map is based on an earlier map by Nicolaes Visscher. In good condition with some wear along original centerfold. Left margin extended. Minor foxing. Richard Blome (1635 %u2013 1705) was one an active published of illustrated books in post-restoration London. Known for his decorative coat of arms emblems that were often dedicated to noteworthy locals, his uncommon maps have a distinctive style. This is a nice example of his work.

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        The Hind and the Panther Transvers'd to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse . .

      London: Printed for W. Davis, 1687, 1687. First edition. Wing P-3511; Pforzheimer 739; MacDonald, Dryden, 241a. Contemporary ink notations (sums in several columns) on the front blank; very good copy.. 4to, disbound, 28 pages. The first book by both Prior and Montagu, First Earl of Halifax, a collaborative satirical poem on Dryden's poem "The Hind and the Panther" (1687).

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        Opera Omnia, in VI tomos ordine convenientiori quàm hacrenus digesta, & cum MSS. collatione castigata. Accesserunt multa hactenus inedita; Epistolarum Argumenta, Tractatuum in Capita distinctiones; lemmata, notaeque marginales; novi Scripturarum, Rerum, locorumque communium Indices.

      Antonium & Horatium Molin, 1687. 6 tomi su 2 voll., in foll., cart. muta. cc.nn. 9 + 1372 pp. compl. + cc.nn. 42. Front. figurati con ricca e pregevole inc. di Bouchet raffigurante S. Bernardo . Mende ai d.

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        PHILIPPI A LIMBORCH DE VERITATE RELIGIONIS CHRISTIANÆ: AMICA COLLATIO CUM ERUDITO JUDÆO [FIRST APPEARANCE URIEL ACOSTA]

      Gouda; Apud Justum Ab Hoeve. 1687. Contemporary Vellum. 4to. [18], 364, [14] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Latin. De veritate religionis Christianae. A response to three treatises by Balthasar de Orobio, the texts of which are included. With first appearance of "Urielis Acosta Exemplar humanae vitae. Addita est Brevis refutatio argumentorum quibus Acosta omnem religionem revelatam impugnat, par Philippum a Limborch": p. [341]-364. Written shortly before shooting himself, after his second excommunication, Uriel Acosta “used the interval to write a few pages of what he called ‘Exemplar Humanæ VitæÂ’ (A Specimen of Human Life) , a sketch of his own career. It is almost the only source of information respecting the life of this eccentric and unfortunate thinker, and was published with a refutation by Philip Limborch, a Dutch theologian, as an appendix to his own work, entitled ‘Amica Collatio cum Erudito Judæo, Â’ Gouda, 1687; republished 1847.” (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) “De Castro's discussions on Christianity with the Dutch preacher Philipp von Limborch were published by the latter in the work entitled ‘De Veritate Religionis Christianæ Amica Collatio cum Erudito Judæo, Â’ Amsterdam, 1687.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . From the library of Irving Levitas, with laid in letter from the bookseller Emil Offenbacher, addressed to him: “First Edition. The larger part of the present volume consists of a discussion on the truth of the Christian religion between Philip Van Limborch, a Calvinist minister and professor at Amsterdam (1633-1712) and a learned Jew (Isaac Orobio de Castro, a contemporary adversary of Spinoza) . The book would be pretty much forgotten today had Limborch not added at the end an extraordinary human document, the autobiography of Uriel Acosta (1585-1640) which is printed here for the first time (pp.341-354: Exemplar humanae vitae) . Acosta, who was born into a Portuguese Marano family, moved to Amsterdam in 1617 where he resumed Judaism, but came soon in conflict with the Synagogue. He was excommunicated, recanted, again defied the authorities, was again excommunicated, and finally submitted to a public and humiliating penance after which he shot himself. Limborch has added an introduction to AcostaÂ’s text, as well as a refutation, which is printed at the end. ” Subjects: Apologetics - Early works to 1800. Apologetics - History - 17th century. Judaism - Controversial literature. Filosofía cristiana. Apologetics. Orobio de Castro, Isaac, approximately 1617-1687. Vellum heavily soiled and warped. Outer edges heavily soiled, endpages somewhat soiled. All text crisp and clean, internally fresh; but outer portions of volume have ostensibly been waterdamaged, with heavy soiling and minor mold. Fair condition. (KH-1-32) .

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        Esperienze intorno alla generazione degli insetti fatte da Francesco Redi accademico della Crusca e da lui scritte in una lettera all'illustrissimo signor Carlo Dati

      In Napoli,Nella stamperia di Giacomo Raillard 1687 - In-16°.(14)pp.+ ritratto + 196 pp.+ 29 tavole.Legatura antica in piena pergamena rigida.Piccoli restauri e ricucitura abilmente eseguita. Bella edizione con numerose tavole nel testo e fuori testo raffiguranti diverse varietà di piante e insetti.Primo volume delle "Opere"di Redi, in questa rara edizione napoletana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE SIAM, FAIT EN 1685 & 1686

      Sebastien Mabre Cramoisy, 1687 2nd French ed. In contemporary calf binding, somewhat rubbed at extremities, some loss at top and bottom of spine, some age-toning of pages; hinges a little fragile, repaired at rear, but holding. Still a very attractive copy of an uncommon early edition. Bookplate and ownership on endpapers. Important travel account of the embassy of the priest François-Timoléon de Choisy (1644-1724) sent to Siam by Louis XIV with the intention of converting the king to christianity, which did not happen. Choisy's account is very enthusiastic, and even highly coloured. The text is in the form of a diary, and is written in an attractive style, telling about details of the voyage and the experiences in Siam. Two sections of the book deal with their short experiences at the Cape. The book is a classic that has repeatedly been reprinted due to the importance of this particular embassy .

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        AC SERENISS. REIP. VENETAE AECRETIS STATUS CONSILIIS DE ULTIMIS VOLUNTATIBUS DECISIONES

      - 1687 Ioannis Antonii Chouet, Geneve [6] h. + 428 p. + [20] h. 35x21 cm. Enc. pergamino. Oxidado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (derecho, dret, legislacion, ultimas voluntades)

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        Brtitish Isles antique map - Danckerts, 1687.

      British Isles antique map - Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae TabulaAttractive map of Great Britain and Ireland published by Theodorus Danckerts in Amsterdam 1687. Elaborately decorated cartouche with coats of arms of Ireland, Scotland and England. Verso: blank. Original hand colouring. Size: 50,9 x 59,0 cm.The Danckerts family were notable print and map sellers, and engravers in Amsterdam for nearly a hundred years, between 1630 and 1727.Between 1680 and 1700, Justus an his three sons Cornelis, Theodorus, Justus II published several editions of their Danckerts Atlas. Justus Danckerts was probably ranked the highest of the skilled engravers of the seventeenth centry. His maps were in demand for the wonderful decorative quality of their engraving rather than for their accuracy.Reinier and Joshua Ottens later acquired the stock of plates from the family and reissued the maps, replacing Danckerts' names with their own.Price: ?1.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        MÜNCHEN. - Marienplatz. "Der Marckt zu München". Ansicht des Marienplatzes mit der Frauenkirche, die Mariensäule im Vordergrund.

      - Kupferstich von Kraus aus Ertl, 1687, 18 x 26 cm.

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        \"Der Marckt zu München\". Ansicht des Marienplatzes mit der Frauenkirche, die Mariensäule im Vordergrund.

       Kupferstich von Kraus aus Ertl, 1687, 18 x 26 cm.Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Fine Letter Signed 'Jacques R' to Cardinal COLLOREDO, (1633-1701, King of England, Scotland and Ireland)

      1687 - (Leandro, 1639-1709, Cardinal from 2nd September 1686), in French with translation, saying that he has received "the letter You wrote to me on the death of my Sister and Mother-in-law the Duchess of Modena", (Laura, 1639-1687, née Martinozzi, wife, 1655, of Alfonso IV d'Este, 1634-1662, and a niece of Cardinal Mazarin), and that he is "obliged to You for the concern You show towards me, and beg You to believe that I will interest myself in an equal degree in what may concern You . Your devoted Cousin", address on conjugate leaf, bearing two good impressions of James's seal with the Stuart Royal Arms, Garter and I R, holding the ends of the ribbon neatly severed on opening, 1 side 7¼" x 6" and conjugate address leaf, Windsor, 20th September small blank area, of conjugate leaf only, inconspicuously wormed near fold, otherwise in fine condition (Translation) My Cousin, I have received the letter You wrote to me on the death of my Sister and Mother-in-law the Duchess of Modena, I am obliged to You for the concern you show towards me, and beg you to believe that I will interest myself in an equal degree in what may concern You, as one who is, My Cousin, [Signed] Your devoted Cousin, James R Windsor, this 20th September 1687 To Cardinal Colloredo [Address leaf] To my Cousin Cardinal Colloredo The Dowager Duchess, who had been regent for Mary's infant brother, had visited England once, in 1682, during one of Mary's unsuccessful pregnancies. She died at Rome on 19th July [new style] 1687. One of her last acts had been to visit Loreto to pray that her daughter might have a son, and in fact the future James (III) was born on 10th June 1688. Cardinal Colloredo was an Oratorian, of simple habits. Even after becoming Cardinal he continued to take his meals at the Oratory, often serving at table. He was a valued confessor, assisting at the death beds of many, who included other cardinals and Pope Innocent XI who had elevated him. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Considerations on the Council of Trent

      

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        Three Tracts Against Popery

      1687. First Edition . WAKE, William. Three Tracts Against Popery. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1687. Octavo, contemporary full gilt-paneled red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1500.Scarce first collected edition of these three Anglican polemics, handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt.Wake served Richard Graham, Viscount Preston, as chaplain for his embassy to France, where Wake wrote An Exposition of the Doctrine of the Church of England in response to Bishop Bossuet's Exposition de la doctrine de l'église catholique. Wake argued that, ""while he and Bossuet were agreed on 'what is most necessary'—belief in God, in Christ and in the same creeds—they were separated by the innovations of the Church of Rome"" in such areas as papal authority, worship in Latin and the invocation of saints. ""The Exposition was written in France, but it was published only after Wake's return to England, in 1686, the year after James II's accession. Inevitably, its appearance propelled him to the forefront of the Catholic controversy generated by the new king's policies. Over the next two years he produced a sequence of polemical pamphlets, all of which concentrated on the theological differences between the Church of England and the Church of Rome"" (DNB). After the Glorious Revolution brought William and Mary to the throne, however, Wake turned his attention from polemics to preaching and pastoral piety. In 1716, he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. Third edition of An Exposition of the Doctrine of the Church of England (first published 1686; Wing W243A); second edition of A Defence of the Exposition of the Doctrine of the Church of England (published the same year as the first, 1686, without errata; Wing W236); first edition of A Discourse of the Holy Eucharist (1687; Wing W240). Each with separate title page, separately paginated. Wing W271A. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Graham. Contemporary owner signature (Ann Preston) and inkstamp (Netherby Library, seat of the Graham family) to title page. Contemporary shelf number. Gilt initials ""A P"" to both boards.Occasional light foxing. Distinguished contemporary morocco-gilt binding only lightly rubbed. A handsome volume in very nearly fine condition. Scarce.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN FIVE BOOKS. Whereunto is added in this Edition, the Life and Tryal of the Author.

      London: Printed for Tho. Basset, Ric. Chiswell, Benj. Tooke et al, 1687. [iv], xxxii, [xxiv], [ii], 813 pages of text, followed by [xxviii], [xvi] pages. Rebound in full calf, which is moderately worn and scuffed. The front hinge is very weak and is starting to detach, and both inner hinges are splitting. Complete with an engraved title page, portrait of Raleigh, six double-page maps and two double-page battle plans. The title page is printed in red and black, the text is printed in double columns. Third edition; the first to include the "Tryal." The text is clean and unmarked.. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        Works

      1687. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey ChaucerÂ… To which is adjoynÂ’d, The Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with the Life of Chaucer. London: [no publisher, probably John Harefinch], 1687. Folio, period style full brown calf, elaborately decorated spines and boards, red morocco spine label, raised bands. $6500.Third Speght edition of ChaucerÂ’s works, the last edition to be set in Gothic type, with engraved frontispiece “Progeny of Chaucer,” incorporating a full-length portrait of the author and an image of his tomb. A beautiful volume in period-style calf-gilt.“Except for Shakespeare, Chaucer is foremost among writers in the English language” (Bloom, The Western Canon, 105). This third printing of Thomas SpeghtÂ’s edition, which “held sway for well over a hundred years, far longer than any other. It was the text read and owned by Milton, Junius, Pepys, Dryden, and Pope” (Derek Pearsall). This edition marks a highspot of Chaucerian editorship; after it, editorial quality declined, and did not revive until the 1775 Tyrwhitt edition of the Canterbury Tales. This edition is essentially a reprint of SpeghtÂ’s 1602 edition, being the eighth collected edition, and includes for the first time the printing of the conclusions to the CookÂ’s and the SquireÂ’s Tale, then recently discovered, on the verso of the last leaf. The list of “Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer explained” is here marked with derivations, and a glossary has been added translating the Latin and French “not Englished” by Chaucer. Beautifully printed in two columns of Gothic type, with a divisional title to the “Works” containing a three-quarter page woodcut arms and small woodcut armorial diagram on leaf a2v, errata slip pasted over relevant text on G1v. The imprint statement omits mention of printers, since the copyright of ChaucerÂ’s works belonged to the StationerÂ’s Company; the identity of the publisher has been a matter of speculation, based on the initials “J.H.” given in the “Advertisement to the Reader” (leaf b4). The initials may refer to John Harding, who taught Bernard Lintot (publisher of the succeeding edition), but more than likely they identify London bookseller John Harefinch (Ruggiers, 91). Pforzheimer 179. Wing C3736. OwnerÂ’s inscription dated 1838. OwnerÂ’s small inscription to title page. Pencil markings to recto (blank) of frontispiece.Occasional light dampstaining to corners of text block. Beautifully bound in period style calf.

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        Recueil Historique... des plus celebres architectes

      1687. First Edition . (FÉLIBIEN DES AVAUX, J[ean].F[rançois]). Recueil Historique de la Vie et des Ouvrages des Plus Célebres Architectes [Collected History of the Lives and Works of the Most Celebrated Architects]. Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1687. Quarto, contemporary full speckled brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label. $1500.First edition of this foundational early French history of architecture and architects from ancient times to 14th-century Europe by leading 17th-century French scholar Félibien des Avaux, an especially handsome wide-margined copy, most rare in contemporary calf.This rare first edition of Félibien des Avaux’s major architectural History reflects his high esteem as one of the 17th-century’s leading architectural scholars. The son of André Felibien, who was court historian to Louis XIV of France and the first secretary of the Académy d’Architecture, Jean François Félibien here highlights defining architectural landmarks in a “collection of biographies of architects… extending from Antiquity up to the 14th century, compiled entirely from earlier literature’ (Kruft, 138). Featured are Egyptian, Babylonian and African masterpieces and craftsmen, landmarks of Greek and Roman architecture, and architectural masterworks of 13th- and 14th-century Europe. “Sebastien Cramoisy, whose device is on the title page, became the first director of the ‘Imprimerie Royale’ in 1640… The headpieces were engraved by Cornelis Vermeulen” (Fowler 119). Woodcut-engraved printer’s device to title page; Privilege du roy dated 1687. Containing woodcut-engraved chapter heading, initials, head- and tailpieces. Text in French. See Avery’s Choice 94. Kruft, 492n. Early owner signature.Interior fine, lightest edge-wear, minor rubbing to contemporary calf. A most desirable about-fine copy.

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        Works

      , 1687. 1687. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer… To which is adjoyn

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        Together 53 Ordonnances + Edicts

      Lille and Paris, ca. 1687-1789. 53 ordinances, broadsides, etc. printed at Lille and Paris etc., all unbound, most stitched or simply folded as issued and preserved in good condition. An extraordinary archive of 17th- and 18th-century French laws preserved in original, unsophisticated condition, suitable for exhibition and study. LILLE: Includes, i.a.,Edit du Roy, portant creation d'un receveur general du Domaine en chacune generalite & Province du Royaume & reglement pour la reddition des comptes du Domaine, B. Le Franc, 1687, 16 pp. - Arrest du Conseil d'Estat du Roy, qui ordonne que l'Edit (...) du 2. avril 1697, F. Fievet, 1697, 7-[1 bl.] pp. - Articles proposes par les Estats de la ville de Lille, & Châtelenie dudit Lille, J.C. Malte, s.d., 15-[1] pp. (last f. torn). - Ordonnance du Roy, portant declaration de guerre contre la Reine de Hongrie. Du 26. avril 1744, wid. C.M. Crame, 1744, 3-[1 bl.] pp. - De par le Roy. Jean Moreau, chevalier, seigneur de Sechelle, conseiller d'Etat, intendant en Flandres & des armees du Roy, wid. C.M. Crame, (1747), 3-[1 bl.] pp. - Arrest du Conseil d'Etat du Roi, concernant les domaines engages. Du 14 janvier 1781, N.J.B. Peterinck-Crame, 1781, large broadsheet. - Lettres-patentes du Roi, en forme d'edit, portant sanction du Decret de l'Assemblee nationale, sur la reformation de quelques points de la jurisprudence criminelle, C.M. Peterinck-Crame, 1789, 8 pp. PARIS: Includes, i.a., Edit du Roy, du mois de novembre 1707. portant creation d'offices de receveurs des domaines en Flandres. (Versailles, s.n., 1707), 4 pp. - Edit du Roy portant creation de quatorze cens mil livres de rente viageres sur l'hostel de ville de Paris, qui seront acquises suivant les differends äges portez par le present Edit. Paris, F. Leonard, 1689, 15-[1 bl.] pp. SEE INVENTORY.

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