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        Insignes misioneros de la Compañia de Jesus en la Provincia del Paraguay. Estado presente de sus Missiones en Tucuman, Paraguay, y Rio de la Plata

      One of the most authoritative accounts on the Jesuit missions of Argentina, Brazil & Paraguay. 1687. Pamplona. Juan Micon. In 4to (193 mm x 143 mm). 12 ff. + 432 ?with errors in foliation. Contemporary vellum, recased, spine lettered in ink, slightly soiled. Endpapers renewed, paper flaw on title restored without loss, ownership inscription at lower margin, upper margin a little trimmed ?however the copies we have examined all present the same issue-, ownership inscription to lower margin of title page, a fresh copy overall. First edition. Xarque?s work is, along with Ruiz de Montoya?s Conquista Espiritual del Paraguay (1639), one of the most relevant and trustworthy sources of information on the history, progress, reality and state of the Jesuit Missions in modern Northern Argentina, Paraguay and South Brazil at the end of the 17th century. It also provides rich details on the life of the missionaries who dedicated themselves to the evangelization of the Guarani?s and native peoples; this later aspect sheds light on ethnological aspects of one of the great South American civilizations.  His relation was virtually unmatched until 1754 when Lozano published his Historia de la Compañia de Jesus en la Provincia del Paraguay. It contains fresh information from contemporaneous accounts on what was a most successful Jesuit enterprise in South America. Xarque (1609 ? 1691) was a Jesuit Priest and missionary; he dedicated a large portion of his life to the study of the Jesuit Reductions of Paraguay, having written several works on the subject, such as "Vida apostolica del venerable Padre Jose Cataldino" & "Vida prodigiosa, en lo vario de los sucesos, exemplar... Padre Antonio Ruiz Montoya". The work contains several biographies, namely those of Fathers Simon Mazeta (c.1582 ? c.1656) and Francisco Diaz Taño (1593 ? 1677). Furthermore, it is rich in details as the location of the Jesuit Reductions, the wars against Portuguese military expeditions ?on occasions slaving Indians to carry back to Brazil-, and the daily-life of the Guarani?s. Extremely rare, neither Salva nor Heredia had it, and Leclerc apparently never saw it. No copies have appeared at auction since 1964 besides this one. This variant is apparently the rarest of two, with the title "Estado presente de sus missiones", instead of "En todo presente", and the author?s name spelled correctly instead of "Xargue". Sabin, 105716. Borba de Moraes, 947. Palau, 123233.

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        Carta de una doctor en Theologia a un Missionero de la China, que le ha propuesto diversas dudas sobre el camino que ha de seguir en estas Misiones

      Letters to a missionary in China. 1687. In 4to (206 mm x 144 mm). [with] Segunda carta de un doctor en theologia a un Missionero de la China 10 de Mayo de 87. In 4to (203 mm x 142 mm). 40 pp. ?from page 13 is found "Carta de un doctor Parisiense a un Missionero Apostolico de la China, que le ha propuesto diversas dudas" + 16 pp. Unbound. First title with lower right marginal loss of paper, upper margin with minor loss of paper, away from text, foxing; overall a good unsophisticated copy. Extremely rare Spanish translation of two letters addressed to a missionary posted in China. The first letter is composed of two, both dealing with the doubts expressed by the aforementioned missionary in regards to the path to be followed in his mission; this reply comes from two different unnamed authors, who recommend different ways to continue the apostolic mission, one for instance, making reference to the Chinese?s interest in Astrology, argues the value of astrology towards the knowledge of God; historic references as Yam Quam Sien?s persecution of missionaries are also found. The second deals with a variety of subjects, including Confucius and Confucian philosophy, the names and treatments of Regents and God. Both are exceedingly rare, no copy is registered as having sold at auction, no copy of the Segunda Carta is found in public institutions in Spain, only one complete copy of the first at the Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid, Spain). The titles mention both are translations of French letters, which we have been unable to find. Not in Palau.

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        The History of the World

      The History of the World, in five Books. The First, Intreating of the Beginning and first Ages of the same, from the Creation unto Abraham. The Second, Of the Times of the Birth of Abraham to the Destruction of the Temple of Solomon. The Third, From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Time of Philip of Macedon. The Fourth, From Reign of Philip of Macedon, to the Establishing of that Kingdom of the Race of Antigonus. The Fifth, From the settled Rule of Alexander?s Successors in the East, until the Romans ( prevailing over all ) made Conquest of Asia and Macedon. By Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight. Whereunto is added in this Edition, the Life and Tryal of the Author. London, Printed for John Walthoe, over against the S. Johns-Head-Tavern in Chancery Lane, near Lincolns-Inn. 1687. Bound in full calf, rebacked with original boards, new front and end papers, block splitting near the front of the book, but holding well together. Contents complete, pages clean, very little browning.2 blank front papers, frontispiece, title page, 32 pages preface numbered i ?xxxi, 24 pages contents, title page The Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, 41 pages the Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, 122 pages first book, 250 pages second book, 72 pages third book, 88 pages fourth book, 278 pages fifth book, 2 pages to the reader, 26 pages Chronological table, 16 pages alphabetical table, 2 blank end papers. 7 double page plates and two half page plates.

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        The Works of King Charles The Martyr

      London: Ric Chiswell at the Rose and Crown, 1687 Book. Fair-. Full-Leather. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A difficult book to describe. To begin we will give the information from the previous owners notes. The initial date is his purchase. "1949 RR560 (England) Charles I. Basilike. The Works of King Charles The Martyr. Papers Concerning The Differences Betwixt His Said Majesty & His Two houses Of Parliament. With The History of His Life; & Also of His Tryal & Martyredome 2nd. ed. Lond. 1687. 3 lg. fldg. engr. plts. 728 pp. Some damp-st.-generally very light. Old calf- worn, little chpd. rebacked w/ old spine laid down. Cors. repaired. inner hinges reinforced w/ clo. tape. Calf checked- perhaps from heat, but doesn't look scorched. Later end paps. 100.00." PLEASE NOTE: while shooting the book for it's listing 2 sections of the old spine dislodged about 3" down from title, they will be kept with the book, see foto to come. I will try to add to the prior owner's description and finally give an informal summary of the books sectioning, and pagination. The repairs to the front board corners look very rustic when seen from pastedown side, looking better with age appropriate roughness from outside. I wonder if the book might have a hint of old smoke smell.. The text has notable texture, waviness, moisture stains, but, the foxing seems at bay, given books age. Since acquiring the book, it has been and will be stored in glassine bag, acid free. Foto should follow shortly. While the previous owners description was fair I think he may have been too kind, it might be best to think it a bit rougher that his description implies. Glad to email fotos of the internals. Xlibris plate first pastedown. Light pencil notes at top of first end sheet, ditto verso of 2nd printed page (this is the first title page and follows the Royal Crest page) this note says, "this edition was printed by order of James II." 2nd title page follows and has centuries old penned note at upper corner, dated but I can not make it out. Chiswell and date in roman numerals (1687) given here. These pages are followed by 7 pages, these being the verso of 2nd title page and 3 leaves, of contents for both sections. Text begins following, page 1 thru page 720 after which are 4 leaves, 8 pages of printing history and notes, among them one by Samuel Keble, dated 1693 and another by William Levet, dated 1691. The 3 gatefolds are in place and but for waviness look splendid to my eyes. Book measures 14 1/2 X 9 3/4". Gently leafing thru each page confirmed that all text is present. Please note pages 273 to 282 and 287 and 288 have been corrected from a first digit of '3' to the correct number '2.' The following was noted, pg. 127 has small diagonal section missing (about postage stamp size) at upper corner, ditto but smaller for page 211. Additionally there is some, long ago corrected, dogearing and the occasional dark fleck of foxing, all text seemed legible to my eye. Standard domestic shipping, beyond our basic fee, and any confirmation/insurance will be paid by seller. All items are shipped with appropriate heavy padding and boxing as necessary. The previous owners notes and my copy of the Wing listing (C2076) will accompany the book..

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      London, London, printed for Benj. Tooke, and are to be sold by Tho. Sawbridge, 1687.. Viz. Hungaria, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thessaly, Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Friuli. Through a great part of Germany, and the Low-Countries. Through Marca Trevisana, and Lombardy on both sides the Po. With some observations on the Gold, Silver, Copper, Quick-silver Mines, and the Baths and Mineral Waters in those parts. As also the description of many antiquities, habits, fortifications and remarkable places. Second edition "with many Additions". 1687. Folio in fours, 315 x 200 mm, 12½ x 7¾ inches, 15 of 16 plates, of which 4 are folding, plus 7 large copper engravings in the text, pages: (4), 222, (6) - index and 1 leaf of publisher's adverts, bound in full old calf, raised bands to spine, no label or lettering. Upper hinge cracked but holding on the cords, small crack to lower hinge at top, covers rubbed and marked, small chips to head and tail of spine, small white number at head of spine, inner paper hinges split, old name label on front pastedown, a couple of old names and some numbers on endpapers, title page lightly browned in margins, armorial bookplate on verso title page, lower corner missing from 1 text page, no loss of text, small chip to upper margin of 3 leaves, small closed tear to 1 margin, occasional small light mark to margins, neat repair to lower margin of 1 plate with very slight loss to caption and tiniest loss to lower edge of image, small repair to lower corner of 1 plate, fore-edge margin of 1 folding plate trimmed, no loss of image, fore-edge slightly creased on 2 folding plates, 1 folding plate neatly strengthened on reverse of fold, slightly browned on fold on recto. A good copy, lacking 1 plate. First published in 1673 under a slightly different title, Wing (2nd ed) declares this to be a third edition, despite the statement on the title page that it is a second. The 1685 edition also claims to be a second. Edward Brown (1644?1708), born in Norwich was a physician and traveller, elected fellow of the Royal Society in January 1668. He made 3 tours in Europe and this collected edition of his observations first appeared in 1665. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The History of the most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha:

      London: printed by Thomas Hodgkin, and sold by William Whitwood,, 1687. And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha. Now made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language and Adorned with several Copper Plates. By J[ohn]. P[hilips]. Folio (316 × 195 mm). Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, sides ruled in blind with fleurons at inside corners, red sprinkled edges. Engraved frontispiece and 8 plates, 2 images to each plate. Armorial bookplate of John Ward, probably John Ward (1679-1758), biographer of the Gresham professors, fellow of the Royal Society, and one of the original trustees of the British Museum. A little skilful restoration to corners and front joint, one or two trivial spots, one leaf (sig. 3O2) hand-trimmed a little short at fore-edge apparently at an early date; an excellent copy. First illustrated edition in English, translated by John Phillips (1631–1706), nephew of the poet John Milton. This English translation superseded Shelton's, published in two parts, 1612–20, which was already archaic to later 17th-century readers.

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        The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha, Now Made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language. And Adorned with several Copper Plates

      London: Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, and are to be sold by John Newton, 1687 [18], 616 [i.e. 612], [3] pp. A7 (3d and 6th l. signed: A2), c², B-R4, S³, T-2O4, 2P³, 2Q-4I4, 4K². Translated by John Phillips. With copper-engraved frontispiece & 8 copper-engraved plates, each bearing two images. (folio) 12¾x8, period calf, rebacked with modern calf, morocco spine label, later endpapers. First Illustrated Edition in English. First illustrated edition available in the English language of one of the high spots of world literature. Complete with all the plates, rare thus. Plates to face p. 135 and p. 295 are included in the pagination. Page 58 wrongly numbered 63, p. 63 numbered 58. Wing C1774A. / Condition: Frontispiece backed, margins extended, a few tiny worm holes; title-page with repair along gutter, ink ownership signature; light stain to top margins of prelims. extending to text in a few instances, A2 corner missing, C1 & S4 lower corner repaired, repair to A5v, very good. Protected by an acid-free clamshell box that we made for that masterpiece. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        The School of the Eucharist

      London - Randall Taylor, 1687 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce FirstEnglish-language Edition of Bridoul'sSchool of the Eucharist. Bound in full calf leather with gilt borders. Rare Catholic Jesuit work in post-civil war England. Established upon the Miraculous Respects and Acknowledgments, which Beasts, Birds, and Insects, upon several occasions, have rendred to the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Whence Catholicks may increase in Devotion towards this Divine Mystery, and Hereticks find there, their Confusion. Printed in French at Lille, 1672. And now made English, and published, with a preface concerning the Testimony of Miracles. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild bumping, rubbing, and marks to the boards. Internally the pageshave occasionalspots and handling marks, and mild browning. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The School of the Eucharist established upon the Miraculous Respects and Acknowledgments, which Beasts, Birds, and Insects, upon several occasions, have rendred to the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Whence Catholicks may increase in Devotion towards this

      London: Printed for Randall Taylor, near Stationers Hall. 1687. First English Edition. Hardcover. Modern boards with paper label on upper board bearing titles, Imprimatur leaf present before title page, contents clean and bright, (Wing B4496). , First published in Lille in 1672 this tract is a collection of somewhat absurd accounts of acts of animals and birds which purport to demonstrate the natural world's recognition of and devotion to the Catholic faith. These acts include; "Caterpillars revenge on injury done the H. Sacrament" and "A falcon teaches us the reverence and decency due to places where the H. Sacrament lies, and is kept." The English divine William Clagett wrote the preface and provided the translation for this English edition published in 1687. Clagett's purpose in this was to make Catholicism seem ridiculous and blasphemous and to support the strong anti-Catholic stance he had taken throughout his career and several of Clagett's works would become part of the canon of eighteenth-century anti-Catholicism, being included in Edmund Gibson's 'Preservative against Popery'., 4to , [3] xxiv [2] 45 [1] pp .

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        Pas-kaart vande Golfe van Mexico

      Amsterdam: Johannes Van Keulen, [1687]. Copper-engraved map, period hand- colouring. Inset of the waters near Vera Cruz. (Expert restoration at sheet edges). 20 7/8 x 24 inches. Van Keulen's scarce 17th century chart of the western Gulf of Mexico, oriented with west to the north. Van Keulen's rare chart of the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico "covers the coastline from the panhandle of present day Florida around to the Yucatan peninsula. The main feature of this map is its originality of form. It is the first sea chart of the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico detailing the coastal waters of present-day Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The geography is largely derived from the exceedingly rare Hessel Gerritz chart of c. 1631" (Burden). As expected, most of the toponyms are Spanish and the mouth of the Mississippi is labelled Baja de Spirito Sancto. Oriented to the west, "it represented the most sophisticated rendering of the coast then available" (Martin & Martin). The Van Keulen family were chart and instrument makers, and publishers of nautical textbooks, books on sea law, shipbuilding, almanacs and more. Founded by Joannes van Keulen (c.1654- 1715), the firm remained in business for over 200 years. For the publication of his Zee-Fakkel, Keulen retained geographer and mathematician Claes Janszoon Vooght. Burden's second state, with the page number "14" added to the lower left corner, but before later additions and re-engravings. Burden, The Mapping of North America II: 592; Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas and the Southwest p. 85, plate 11.

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        Pas-kaart vande Noorder Zee custen van America

      Amsterdam: [1687]. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring. 21 x 24 inches. Van Keulen's scarce 17th century chart of the Arctic. This rare chart by Van Keulen "delineates the territory surrounding the North West Passage and entrance to Hudson's Bay. Its progenitor is the Joannes van Loon chart first published in 1666 ... This version is drawn directly from Hendrick Doncker's chart published in 1678 as it similarly extends further south and eastwards..." (Burden). The map depicts the southern and western coasts of Greenland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the entrance to Hudson's Bay, with Baffin's Bay, Button's Bay, Lancaster Sound named, and Fort Nelson shown (among other toponyms). The cartouche depicts a Greenland native, dressed in a bear skin, shooting a bow and arrow at a mother bear and cubs. The Van Keulen family were chart and instrument makers, and publishers of nautical textbooks, books on sea law, shipbuilding, almanacs and more. Founded by Joannes van Keulen (c.1654- 1715), the firm remained in business for over 200 years. This is the second state, with the privilege line added at the bottom of the cartouche, but with the engraver's error with Newfoundland reading "Teppa Nova." Burden, The Mapping of North America 515; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 206.

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        THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF MONTELION Knight of the Oracle. Son to the true mirrour of princes, the most renowned King Persicles, King of Assyria shewing his strange birth, unfortunate love, perillous adventures in arms: and how he came to the knowledge

      London, printed for J. R. and W. W. for W. Thackeray, and T. Passenger, 1687.. of his parents. Interlaced with variety of pleasant and delightful discourse. 1687, slim small 4to, 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, woodcut frontispiece, title page with narrow ornamental border, printed in black letter, pages (6), 186, finely bound by Francis Bedford (1799-1883) one of the noted binders of the 19th century, in full polished calf, triple ruled gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands, elaborate decoration in compartments, 2 gilt lettered and decorated morocco labels, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Hinges slightly worn and slightly tender, surface starting to crack at foot of lower hinge, very small chip to leather at head of spine, the same armorial book plate on front pastedown and reverse of front free endpaper, 4 tiny holes on the frontispiece, 2 on the title page, all expertly repaired and 4 letters with partial loss neatly restored by hand, image of frontispiece not affected, 4 blank corner tips also expertly repaired, small light stain to 2 margins, 2 very small brown stains on 2 facing text pages, no loss of legibility, a couple of minor printing flaws with loss of a few letters, all still easily legible. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a book which is scarce in any sixteenth century edition. This is the third chivalric romance by Ford (fl. 1585–1599), of which the earliest known edition is that of 1633. It was very popular, reprinted at least 12 times before the end of the century and 7 times in the eighteenth century. It also appeared as an undated chapbook. (ODNB). Montelion is the son of Persicles, king of Assyria, and Constantia, a Persian princess. His mother is imprisoned in an enchanted castle, her son has to free her. Lost identities are discovered, battles and tournaments fought, a princess is rescued. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David [After the Translation of the Great Bible], Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, & Deacons

      London: Printed by Charles Bill, Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb, 1687. Leather Bound. Very Good +. David Logan. 10 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Folio. 5 ffep + engraved title page + A-C (4 leaf quires) +D (6 leaves) + E (2 leaves) + F - G (4 leaf quires) + H - NN (6 leaves) + OO (4 leaf quire) + PP - QQ (6 leaves) + RR (4 leaf quire) + SS2 - SS6 + TT1 - TT3 + SS1 + 5 rfep. Old repair to margins of F1 - F3 and G4. Psalter with separate dated title page adding "After the Translation of the Great Bible." Register continuous with BCP. Occasional minor staining and marginal soiling though pages generally very bright and clean. S1 misbound. Original marbled endpapers preserved and new endpapers added. With additional engraved title page with imprint "London printed by John Bill, & Christopher Barker, ..", signed: Ianbatista Caespers inven: D: Loggan sculp: (Jan Baptist Gaspars (d. 1691), artist, David Logan (1635-1700?) engraver). Engraved title red ruled. Kalendar printed in red and black. Text printed in single column black letter with extremely wide margins. All pages red ruled and gilt edged. ESTCR36536; Wing (2nd ed., 1994) B3679. Griffiths 1687/1. Bound in full dark brown paneled calf with gilt decorations and gilt insignia of King James II. Edges worn and corners rounded with loss to two (of 10) insignias appearing on each board. Modern rebacking in brown bonded leather. A spectacular folio edition of the 1662 English BCP in a James II Royal Binding. Rare.

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        Histoire Metallique de la Republique de Hollande.

      A Paris Chez Daniel Horthemels Libraire. 1687 - FIRST EDITION. Folio, 370 x 235 mms., pp. [xiv], 317 [318 blank, 319 - 331 Index, 332 - 333 Errata and Privilege, 334 blank], engraved title-page (by S. La Clercinu Lalouette after Sébastien Le Clerc) preceding letter-press title-page, 12 full-page engraved plates, engraved vignettes in text, and culs de lampe, all finely executed, contemporary calf, gilt spine; paper a bit browned,binding dried and worn, spine faded, corners and extremities worn, lacks label, but a firm binding with the armorial bookplate of Baron John Rolle (1751 - 1842), on the front paste-down end-paper. The French numismatist Pierre Bizot (1630 - 1696) made his reputation with this on the history of coins and medals of the Dutch Republic. He published a second part in 1690, but it only appeared in the Dutch editions, the first of which was published in that year. The coins and medals which he illustrates were themselves produced between 1566 and 1680. In the same year Bizot also published Theatre d'honneur des héros qui out sacrificé leurs vies pour la Republique de Hollande, o'u l'on voit gravez, sur le suivre, les Tombeaux magnifigues qui ont été en leur honneur et leurs épitaphes. Many of the engraved illustrations celebrate great moments in Dutch history. For example, in 1590, a turfship was the instrument by which the Dutch recaptured the port city of Breda from the Spanish, and Bizot records the feat in this work, with engravings (p. 63) of the medals struck. McGrath, Elizabeth: "A Netherlandish History by Joachim Wtewael," in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (1975). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Istorica descrizione de? tre regni Congo, Matamba et Angola.

      Monti 1687 In Folio, (310x220); pagg. (14), 933, (1). Capolettera e testatine silografiche, antiporta figurata in rame, una carta geografica, 9 tavv. f.t. a piena pagina e 40 incisioni n.t.; testo con note al margine. Mezza pelle marmorizzata con angoli, piatti in cartone decorato, titolo su tassello in oro al dorso fregi dorati, tagli neri. Elegante custodia moderna in mezza pelle, titoli, nervi e fregi dorati. Prima rara edizione di questa fondamentale opera storiografica sull?Africa centrale, una delle più importanti sul Congo e delle più antiche in assoluto sull?Africa. Redatta in sette libri dal monaco cappuccino Cavazzi, inviato in missione nel 1654 in questa area selvaggia, dove rimase per 37 anni, descrive oltre all?aspetto geografico-naturale anche tradizioni e consuetudini socio-religiose degli indigeni, oltre ad abitudini culinarie, abbigliamento, medicina e molto altro. Ottimo esemplare con lievi saltuarie fioriture ed ossidazioni a poche pagine. Minime tracce del tempo alla legatura. Frontespizio rifilato in basso. Brunet I, 699: ?Editiòn peu commun?; Sabin 11592; Graesse I, 50; Henze, I, 50.

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        Anatomia seu interiora rerum, cum Animatarum tum Inanimarum, ope & nebeficio exquisitissimorum Microscopiorum detecta, variisque experimentis demonstrata, una cum discursu & ulteriore dilucidatione Epistolis quibusdam ad Celeberrimum, quod Ser.mi Magnae Brittanniae Regis auspicio Londini floret, Philosophorum Collegium datis comprehensa...

      Lugduni Batavorum, typis Cornelii Boutesteyn, Bibliopolae, 1687. 4to (200 x 160mm). pp. (6), 64 (mispaged 58); 260 (mispaged 258), with an engraved frontispiece after a drawing by Romeyn de Hooghe, 11 (some folding) engraved plates and 82 text engravings, as well as one woodcut on page 31 of part 2. (Bound up with:) Continuatio Epistolarum, datarum ad longe Celeberrimam Regiam Societatem Londinensem. Lugduni Batavorum, apud Cornelium Boutestein, Bibliopolam, 1689. pp. (8), 124, with 10 (some folding) engraved plates and 2 text engravings. Contemporary vellum. A very interesting association copy from the library of Karl Ernst von Baer. Our copy agrees with the collation of Dobell no. 22 and 24. The 'Anatomia seu interiora rerum' contains the following letters 28-31, 34-36, 38, 42-52 and the 'Continuatio Epistolarum' letters 53-60. All letters are in the first issue of the first Latin edition apart from letters 38, 42, and 43 which are in the second issue. The first issue of these letters was published in 1685 (see Dobell 21) and is excessively rare and Dobell comments that that his copy of the first issue is the only one he has seen. Letters 32, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41 were published as late as 1695. Leeuwenhoek published 165 letters numbered 28-146 and I-XLVI, the first 27 were not published. Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek's letters, sent to the Royal Society of London or to its secretary Robert Hooke, were written in Dutch, and their first printing, from 1673 on, in the Philosophical Transactions, was in translation and in an abridged form. In 1684 the first letters in unabridged form were published in the Dutch. The Latin edition started 1685. The impact of the Latin edition of these letters was enormous as finally the scientific community could read about Leeuwenhoek's observations with his microscope. In 'Printing and the mind of man' no. 166, as well as in the 'Dictionary of scientific biography' we read of the importance of his research on blood, 'little animals' (micro-organisms), spermatozoa, transport of nutrients in plants and animals. He is considered with Malpighi and Grew a founder of plant anatomy (DSB). Many of these topics occur in this set of letters. Provenance: Our copy belonged to the library of the Berlin Academy of Science, and was afterwards acquired by E. von Baer, eminent scientist and embryologist. 'It remained for Baer to plot the course of ovulation and fertilization from its later stages back to the ovary and there to identify the minute cell which was the ovum'. And further on: 'Later... Baer gathered together with great knowledge and scrupulous care all the known facts on embryology and followed in detail the development of the classical subject of embryological research, the hen's egg. He proceeded from this to study the embryological development of the vertebrates in general and subsequently to propose four basic principles which provided a sound basis for the foundation of a new branch of science' (Printing and the Mind of Man, 288). Baer studied at Dorpat, received there his M.D. , and after a long life of studying, teaching and researching in Berlin, Vienna, Koenigsberg and Petersburg, returned to Dorpat in 1862, and died there in 1876. Dorpat was later renamed Tartu. This explains the library stamps in our volume. Inside frontcover with bookplate of Baer 'Caroli Ernesti a Baer thesauro librorum de historia evolutionis scriptorum', added with pen: II.112 No. 184. On title page written 'Societatis Scientiar. Reg. Berolin., stamp of 'Vergleichend Anat. Inst. d. Kais. Dorpat' and 'Tartu ... ' (illegible); verso of title stamp 'Ex. Biblioth. Regia Berolinensi' and another stamp 'Vend. ex. Bibl. Reg. Berol.' Title-page with brown spot and frontispiece with tiny repair at outer margin. See Horblit 65 and 9 a+b.

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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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        Labyrinthi medici extricati, sive methodus vitandorum errorum qui in praxi occurrunt, monstrantibus Gulielmo Ballonio & Lud. Septalio. Opera Theophili Boneti (&) Henrici Aureliani. Additus est ejusdem Septalii tractaus de naevis.

      4°. 7 n.n. Bl., 733 (recte 735) S., 22 n.n. Bl., 20 S., 2 n.n. Bl. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch I, 261 und V, 373. - Von Theophile Bonet aus den Schriften von Baillou oder Bailly (1538-1616) und Settala (1552-1633) zusammengestellt. Mit einem Vorwort von Bonet und den Biographien. Baillou war der Erste, der den Zusammenhang zwischen bestimmten Krankheiten, Klimazonen und Jahreszeiten beschrieb. Seine Schriften erschienen zum grössten Teil erst nach seinem Tode. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris "Petrus Giller" auf dem inneren Hinterdeckel. - Leicht stockfleckig. Einband leicht beschabt. Rückentitel verwischt.

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        Philosophicum Hominis, de Corporis humani machina, deque centro nobili, sede, seu vinculo mentis, tractans; Confirmatum observationibus Anatomicis Clarissimorum Virorum, D.D. Willisii, Bartholini, Malpighii, Fracassati, Harvei, aliorumque: Methodo Illustriss. D. Cartesii concinnatum.

      Klein-8°. 29 n.n. Bl., 462 S., 11 n.n. Bl. Index, 2 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit einer Holzschnittvignette auf dem Titel und 4 kleinen Holzschnitten im Text. Pergament der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Krivatsy 5503 - Nicht bei Hirsch, Waller u.a. - Zweite Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1685 in Amsterdam. Der Holländer Herfelt war Arzt und gelichzeitig einer der Förderer der Philosophie von Descartes. - In seinem Werk vergleicht er die anatomischen Erkenntnisse seiner Zeit mit der Philosophie. - Vorsatz mit getilgtem Stempel. Titel mit einer kleinen hinterlegten Stelle am oberen Rand. Durchgehend bis an den Textrand beschnitten (ohne Textverlust). Papier gebräunt. - Am Schluss ist ein Prospekt des Verlegers Peter van den Berge aus dem Jahre 1662 mitgebunden.

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        Opera omnia. Figuris elegantissimis in aes incisis illustrata. Tobis duobus comprehensa. Quorum catalogum sequens pagina exhibet.

      Folio. 4 n.n. Bl. (inkl. Frontispiz), 15 S., 2 n.n. Bl., 78 (recte 82) S., 1 Bl., 35 S., 2 n.n. Bl., 72 S., 2 n.n. Bl., 44 S., 2 n.n. Bl., 20 S.,; 1 Bl. Titel, 2 n.n. Bl. 144 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 123 gestochenen Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem geprägtem Rückentitel. Wellcome IV, 38. - Garrison-M. 66. - Krivatsy 7319. - Waller 6201. - Nisssen 2656. - Erste Ausgabe, hier in einem Druck mit 1687 im ersten Band. Ohne das meist fehlende Porträt und dem Frontispiz zu Band zwei, jedoch mit den sieben später nachglieferten kleinformatigen Kupfern und den 116 Kupfertafeln. "Malphigi was the founder of histology and greatest of the microscopists" (Garrison-M.). 1660 beschrieb er als Erster die Kapillaren. Er gilt als einer der grössten Embryologen. Sein Werk umfasst wesentliche Entdeckungen in der Medizin, Zoologie und Botanik und beinflusst die biologische Forschung bis in die Gegenwart. Er war der Erste, der das Mikroskop in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung konsequent einsetzte. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris von "Sir John Rawdon" auf dem Innendeckel und mehreren handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken . Ein Blatt mit einem Einriss. Sonst sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Einbandrücken fachgerecht restauriert.

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        The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer... To which is adjoyn'd, The Story of the Siege of Thebes, By John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer... Also a Table wherein the Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer are explained...

      London 1687 . Eighth Edition Folio, [-]2, A, a-c, B-Rrrr4, Ssss2, , eng. front., 17ff, 660pp, 12ff, 8-line cancel slip pasted to G1 verso, mainly black letter with some roman, 2 faint ownership stamps on title, antique-style full calf, blindstamped double fillet borders with small floral cornerpieces, morocco label on spine, by John Smart,a good tall copy (123/4" against Pforzheimer's 121/4"). This, the third edition to be edited by Thomas Speght, is a straight reprint of the 1602 edition, except that on the last leaf it carries an "advertisement" stating that a manuscript has just been discovered with endings for the Cook's Tale and the Squire's Tale which were thought lost. They consist of 12 lines to be added to the former and 10 to the latter. It is the last Black Letter edition.

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        Memorabilium sueticæ gentis exemplorum liber singularis.

      Hamburg & Stockholm, Gothofredum Liebezeit, Typis Nicolai Spieringii, 1687. 8:o. (8),+ 211,+ (3) s. Sammanbunden med: SCHEFFERUS, Johannes. De generosi nobilisq. informatione literaria dissertatio. Stockholm, Henricus Keyser, 1678. 8:o. 44,+ (2) s. Välbevarat samtida pergamentband. Ur Hammers bibliotek, med dess exlibris och med Joh. Ax. Almquists biblioteksetikett och stämpel på båda titelbladen. Bengt Löws namnteckning i blyerts. Collijn sp. 830 resp. 827 not. Memorabilium i andra upplagan med felen från den första rättade. Det är en läro- och övningsbok i retorik, i stil efter Valerius Maximus, dock med moraliska exempel och föredömen hämtade från den svenska historien istället för den romerska, vilket var det vanliga. Ett flertal upplagor på latin utgavs och 1733 översattes den till svenska av Nils Hufvudson Dal och utgavs med titeln "Swenska folkets äro-minne". "De generose" i den andra ovanliga upplagan, som kom samma år som den första, och med endast 44 paginerade sidor, samma som de senare upplagorna från 1683 och 1688. Detta är ett omsatt nytryck med felen rättade. Collijn anger detta endast som "två upplagor". Det är en handledning i den moderna adelspedagogiken, lämplig för den skytteanska lärostolen, vilken var inrättad för ändamålet, och vars innehavare Schefferus var

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        Gothlandz-laghen på gammal göthiska/ med en historisk berättelse wid ändan/ huruledes Gothland först är upfunnit 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:tz bekostnadt. Sthlm, H. Keyser, 1687. Folio. (14),53,(23) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Med flera träsnitt i texten. + 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:tz bekostnadt. Sthlm, H. Keyser, (1688). Folio. (12),86,(14) s. + 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:tz bekostnadt. Sthlm, H. Keyser, 1689. Folio. (4),17,19-20,(5) s. Med träsnitt på titelbladet. + Biärköa rätten/ thet är: then äldsta stadz lag i Sweriges rjke/ först brukat i Biörköö många hundrade åhr sedan. Men af Byrger Järl 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 medh hans kongl: may:tz bekostnadt. Sthlm, H. Keyser, 1687. Folio. (12),15,(9),1-73,(24) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Med ett träsnitt på s. (8). Stiligt skinnbd från 1700-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, bruna titeletiketter av glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Oxiderad kantförgyllning. Några minimala maskhål i falsarna. Pärmarna med spår av små ytliga maskangrepp. Pappret på pärmarnas insidor, för- och eftersättsblad utbytta ca 1800, liksom sannolikt de prydliga titeletiketterna. Genomgående fina inlagor. Första arbetet har en gammal lagning i inre marginalen på s. 22. Andra arbetet har en fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 37-40 och 83-84, den senare med en gammal lagning, samt även en gammal lagning i övre yttre hörn på s. 77. Fjärde arbetets titelblad har en fuktfläck i inre marginalen och en fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 65-68 samt en kraftig rostfläck i texten på s. 39-40. I den avslutande opaginerade delen en lagad reva i yttermarginalen på s. (7). Från Biby.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 487, 493, 491, 492. Rudbeck Svensk lagbibliografi 32, 34 och 33. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 8172 för "Wijsby siö-rätt". "Biärköa rätten" har i några få ex. en graverad karta över Björkö som dock saknas här. Utgivare var Johan Hadorph (1630-93) som blev riksantikvarie 1666. När Antikvitetskollegiet tillkom 1667 för vården av landets antikviteter och fornlämningar blev han från början dess främsta kraft. Hadorph reste runt i landet tillsammans med kollegiets tecknare för inventering och undersökning av fornlämningarna. Särskilt runstenar intresserade honom och vissa känner vi nu endast till genom hans avteckningar. Han var även utgivare av en rad handskrifter

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        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. Bläckplump s. (11-12) i företalet och sid. 1-2 med gammal papperslagning i övre hörn. Saknar som nästan alltid den graverade kartan. Sammanbunden med: Gothlandz-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. 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. (8),+ 86,+ (14) s. Saknar två registerblad. 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. Något nött hfrbd från mitten av 1700-talet, ryggen med upphöjda bind, pärmarna med något trasigt marmorrat pärmpapper. Med Salomon Hedenstiernas namnteckning på försättsbladet. Två registerblad saknas i Visby stadslag! Collijn sp. 488 & Rudbeck 32 för Gotlandslagen. 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

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        Gothlandz-laghen på gammal göthiska, med en historisk berättelse wid ändan, huruledes Gothland först är vpfunnit och besatt [...] + Wisby stadz lag på Gotland, såsom then i forna tijder gjord, och sedan af swenske konungar och regenter, [...] stadgat, förbättrat och stadfäst är. + Then gambla Wijsby siö-rätt fordom på göthiska sammansatt af dhe förnämste kiöpmän och skieppare i Wijsby, att bruka för rätt lag uthi stora sion emillan skieppare, kiöpmän, [....].

      Stockholm, 1687, 1688, 1689. Tre arbeten bundna i en volym, (14) + 53 + (23) + (12) + 86 + (14) + (4) + 20 + (5) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag där ryggen saknas. 30,5 X 19 cm. Några sidor lösa. Gamla understrykningar med bläck. Inlagan i gott skick

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        Musæ suethizantes, thet är: sång-gudinnor/ nu först lärande dichta och spela på swenska.

      Tedde i några små wärck och dichter/ som på andra sijdan förmäles. Å nyo uplagde af Bengt Höök med egen bekostnadt/ åhr 1687. Sthlm, L. Wall, (1687). 4:o. A4-N4 = (104) s. + COLUMBUS, SAMUEL. Bibliske werld/ sampt andre hans poetiske skriffter/ med flijt samblade/ och andre resan uplagde. Sthlm, J. G. Eberdt, 1687. 4:o. a4,A4-Q4 = (136) s. Med tryckta noter i texten. Samtida ngt nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind, blindpressad rygg och spår av gammal nummerlapp. Rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen defekt nedtill och pärmarna med några mindre maskangrepp. Titelbladet till första arbetet med samtida överstrukna anteckningar i nedre marginalen och bortklippt nedre hörn. Pappersförtunning i nedre hörnet på blad B3 med liten textförlust på baksidan. Några mindre fläckar, t.ex. på blad B2, E4 och K1. Det andra arbetet ngt bruntonat och dess titelblad med några fläckar; fläckar även på blad B3-4, F3-4, K1 och Q2. Reva i marginalerna på blad G2-4 och en mindre pappersförlust i yttre marginalen på blad K2. De avslutande tjugo bladen med en solkrand i yttre marginalen som på de sista bladen når in i texten. Lagad innermarginal på blad Q1 med två bokstävers förlust. Med Nicol. Casströms namnteckning daterad Stockholm 1743 och L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Collijn 889 respektive 178. Davidsson 74-75 för andra arbetet. Det första arbetet utkom första gången 1668. Den av Collijn beskrivna upplagan har en åtta tilltryckt över den normalt bortskrapade årtalsuppgiften 1687, vilket inte skett i detta exemplar. Arbetet avslutas med en liten hyllningsvers av O. Wexionius. Bengt Höök var främst egensinnig bokbindare på Kungsholmen i Stockholm, men drygade ut inkomsterna med viss förläggarverksamhet. Columbus "Bibliske werld" i varianten med träsnittsvinjett och tryckt strof på titelbladet istället för graverad titelvinjett. Denna den första samlade utgåvan av Columbus diktning utgavs av hans elev Jacob Reenstierna och innehåller bl.a. begravningsverser över Marcus Cronström, Ebba Brahe och Ludvig Pontus De la Gardie. Musiken komponerades av G. von Düben

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        Zamolxis primus Getarum legislator, academica dissertatione luci publicæ restitutus.

      Qua simul occasione pluscula ad antiquitates sveonum gothorumq;, atq; aliarum etiam gentium spectantia; quædam quoq; aliis ante non observata, breviter ac enucleatè in medium proferuntur. Auctore Carolo Lundio. Uppsala, Henricus Keyser, 1687. 4:o. (16),+ 212,+ (2) s. Nära samtida fint marmorerat pappband, något blekt rygg. Med Nils Gyldenstolpes graverade exlibris och G. M. Mallmins namnteckning. Rääfs exlibris. Collijn sp. 538. Warmholtz 9091. Carlander II s. 646. Första upplagan. Carl Lundius förelägger här, i sann rudbeckiansk anda, svenska lagarnas ursprung till Zamolxis, Geternas (dvs. goternas) vise lagstiftare, som, enligt Herodotos, skall ha levat på 500 talet f. Kr. Lundius bestyrker uppgiften med gamla "codices och manuskripter", vilka dock ingen annan än han själv sett. Schück konstaterar lakoniskt, att Rabenius ej behöver ha varit den ende förfalskaren av bevismaterial. Även Warmholtz förehåller sig något avvaktande till Lundius resultat, men håller honom som en av Sveriges lärdaste män. Nils Gyldenstolpe (1734-1810), en av rikets herrar och medlem i Svenska Akademien. Exlibriset är den större varianten, graverat av Åkerman

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        LUCIANI SAMOSATENSI OPERA. Ex versione Ioannis Benedicti. Cum notis integris... & selectis aliorum. Accedunt inedita Scholia in Lucianum, ex Bibliotheca Isaaci Vossii.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 185 x 112), 2 voll., bella leg. ottocentesca in p. pelle, eleganti cornici dorate e a secco ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. a secco e oro e tit. oro, tagli blu, pp. (24),1060,(18);(10),46; inclusa una bellissima antiporta figur. inc. in rame; (4),922,(26);55; testo su due colonne (greco e latino). Al fine di ciasc. vol. si trovano le: ?Scholia.. Nunquam hactenus edita. Recensuit & Notulas adjecit Joannes Clericus?. Cfr. Brunet,III,1207: "Edition assez rare.. On doit trouver à la fin du premier et du second volume des scolies. Ces deux parties séparées ne sont pas dans tous les exemplaires" - Graesse,IV,278: "Une des plus rares éditions". Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        im Jahr 1686 hat verfassen und im Jahr 1687 im Druck auszgehen und publiciren lassen.

      Mit denen dazu gehörigen Verordnungen. Auf höchstermelten ihrer königl. Maj.t gnädigsten Befehl ins Teutsche übersetzet. Stockholm, Joh. G. Eberdt, (1687). 4:o. (8),+ 189,+ (45) s. Stora riksvapnet i träsnitt på titelbladets baksida. Enstaka små svarta fläckar, t.ex. s. 89. Fint samtida skinnband, rikt guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett och upphöjda bind, röda snitt. Ur Johan Henrik Schröders bibliotek, med hans namnetikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Collijn sp. 480. Carlander III, 368ff. Den tyska upplagan av Karl XI:s nya kyrkolag. Ytterligare en tysk upplaga trycktes i Riga samma år. Denna kyrkolag och ordning skulle gälla även i de svenska provinserna, varför det var viktigt med en internationell utgåva för de baltiska och de tyska delarna av riket. Historieprofessorn Johan Henrik Schröders (1791-1857) bibliotek, "fullt af gamla sällsynta svenska böcker", såldes på bokauktion i Uppsala efter tryckt förteckning. Enligt Henrik Klemming rådde auktionsdagen sådan snöyra i Uppsala att många, både anbud och spekulanter, inte kunde komma fram till auktionen i tid. Böckerna såldes ofta mycket billigt

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        Elementa geometriæ.

      In usum collegii privati in compendium redacta. Uppsala, H. Keyser, 1687. 8:o. 32 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. + (BILBERG, JOHAN) Computatio cyclica ad formam anni & kalendarii Juliani. Uppsala, H. Keyser, 1688. 8:o. (4),28 s. Lätt solkigt samtida pergamentbd med titeltext prydligt textad på ryggen. Främre pärmens utsida med noteringen "Kumblin tillhörig". Inlagan interfolierad och med en mängd prydliga samtida anteckningar. Med J. Afzelius namnteckning. Från Ericsberg.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 79. "Elementa geometriæ" i den mycket sällsynta första upplagan. Andra utvidgade upplagan från 1690-91 omfattar 200 sidor! En andra upplaga av "Computatio cyclica" utkom 1692. Johan (Jan) Afzelius (1753-1837) var professor i kemi och under en period i slutet av 1700-talet rektor vid Uppsala universitet. Afzelius ansågs av Torbern Bergman som en av dennes skickligaste och kunnigaste lärjungar, men "han saknade hågen för anställandet av rön och eggades icke av önskan att bliva bemärkt." "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver att "genom sitt originella, pepprade skämt och sin livliga humor var 'Sten-Janne' känd i det dåtida Uppsala"

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        The School of the Eucharist established upon the Miraculous Respects and Acknowledgments, which Beasts, Birds, and Insects, upon several occasions, have rendred to the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Whence Catholicks may increase in Devotion towards this

      London: Printed for Randall Taylor, near Stationers Hall. 1687. First English Edition. Hardcover. Modern boards with paper label on upper board bearing titles, Imprimatur leaf present before title page, contents clean and bright, (Wing B4496). , First published in Lille in 1672 this tract is a collection of somewhat absurd accounts of acts of animals and birds which purport to demonstrate the natural world's recognition of and devotion to the Catholic faith. These acts include; "Caterpillars revenge on injury done the H. Sacrament" and "A falcon teaches us the reverence and decency due to places where the H. Sacrament lies, and is kept." The English divine William Clagett wrote the preface and provided the translation for this English edition published in 1687. Clagett's purpose in this was to make Catholicism seem ridiculous and blasphemous and to support the strong anti-Catholic stance he had taken throughout his career and several of Clagett's works would become part of the canon of eighteenth-century anti-Catholicism, being included in Edmund Gibson's 'Preservative against Popery'., 4to , [3] xxiv [2] 45 [1] pp .

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

      Stockholm, Johann Georg Eberdt, 1687. 4:o. 68 blad (a4, A4-Q4). Med tryckta noter i texten. Varianten med graverad vinjett på titelbladet. Enstaka småfläckar, de första fyra bladen med papperslagningar i marginalen. Modernt pergamentband med svart och röd ryggtiteletikett. Collijn sp. 178. Davidsson 74-75. Musiken komponerad av Gustaf Düben, och innehåller bl.a. "Lustwin dansar en gavott med de fem sinnerna". Den av Dionysios Padt-Brügge graverade vinjetten föreställer odygden åkande kälke med sitt följe

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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 träsnittsvinjett på titelbladet och tryckta noter i texten. Halvpergamentbd med handtextad ryggtitel och tegelröda pärmsidor (Johanna Röjgård & Lars Laurentii). Ngt lagerfläckig. En del gamla solkfläckar nedtill i text och noter på C-arket och ett hål upptill i inre marginalen på blad F1. Med J. G. Psilanderhielms namnteckning.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 178. Davidsson Svenskt musiktryck före 1750, nr 74-75. Varianten med träsnittsvinjett på titelbladet i stället för graverad titelvinjett. 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. Johan Gustaf Psilanderhielm (1723-82) hade ett fint bibliotek som innehöll många äldre svenska rariteter. Det såldes på auktion efter hans död 1782

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        De amazonibus dissertatio, quâ an verè extiterint, necne, variis ultro citroque conjecturis & argumentis disputatur.

      Multa etiam ad eam gentem pertinentia, ex antiquis monumentis eruuntur atque illustrantur. Editio secunda, auctior et correctior. Amsterdam, Johannem Wolters & Ysbrandum Haring, 1687. 12:o. Grav. extra titel.+ (10),+ 398,+ (3) s. Rikt illustrerad med gravyrer i texten, delvis hel- och halvsides. Marmorerat pappband från mitten av 1800-talet, ryggen med röd titeletikett, röda snitt. Med Johan Arendt Bellman d.y:s namnteckning daterad 1725 på det medbundna gamla försättsbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Cicognara 2972. Warmholtz 1310 not. Andra upplagan, den första kom 1685. Kompendium av information från antika författare om de stridbara kvinnorna, amasonerna. Enligt Rudbeck bodde amasonerna i Jotunheim, d.v.s. i Sverige. Annars rörde sig den lärda debatten på 1600-talet snarare om huruvida det har funnits sådana krigiska kvinnor och huruvida de i så fall levde för sig själva eller tillsammans med män. Pierre Petit (1617-87) var läkare i Paris. Johan Arendt Bellman (1707-65) var far till skalden

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

      A Paris: Chez Laurent d'Houry, 1687. relié. In 12 (9x16cm). Seconde édition française rare, après l'originale de 1683, illustrée de deux planches. Plein Veau d'époque moucheté. Dos à nerfs orné. Bordure supérieure endommagée en coin. Coin supérieur droit manquant et dénudé. Exemplaire bien frais. L'ouvrage est un recueil des principaux travaux de Malpighi dans les domaines mentionnés au titre. Marcello Malpighi, originaire de Bologne, fut un profond chercheur, il fut par ses recherches tant à l'origine de l'histologie que de l'anatomie végétale. Som nom est à l'origine de maintes structures dans le corps humain. Quant à la présentation même de ses écrits, Malpighi est à l'origine de l'exposé scientifique moderne en exposant ses découvertes expérimentales afin que d'autres chercheurs puissent venir infirmer ou confirmer ses observations, ce qui lui vaudra les foudres de la communauté scientifiques de l'époque. - Chez Laurent d'Houry, A Paris _1687, In 12 (9x16cm), (18) 374pp. (2), relié. - relié

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        [Livres à Figures] Harpocrates sive Explicatio imaguncula argentae perantiquae, quae in figuram Har pocratis formata representat solem, ejusdem monumenta antiqua inedita... Accedit Stephani Le Moine Epistola de Melanophoris

      Trajecti ad. Rhenum (Utrecht): Apud Franciscum Halma, 1687. relié. In 4 (16x21cm). Seconde édition, illustrée de 6 planches dépliantes et de 43 vignettes in texte ; un titre-frontispice signé et daté dans la planche : Joh. van der Avele inven et fecit. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Cette édition est augmentée d'une lettre de Etienne Le Moyne ; ce texte possède un faux-titre, ainsi que le second texte : Monumenta Antiqua. Edition bien imprimée, sur bon papier, ornée d'en-tête, cul-de-lampe... Marque de l'imprimeur sur la page de titre, avec la devise, Vivitur Ingenio. Plein Velin rigide d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume noire (élégamment manuscrit) et numéro de bibliothèque 5870. Bel exemplaire. Le premier texte est une étude d'Harpocrates, Dieu du silence dans la mythologie grecque, héritage du Dieu Horus de la mythologie égyptienne, on le retrouvera dans la mythologie romaine en tant que divinité d'un culte à mystères. Cuper étudie et interprète son iconologie. Dans le second texte, l'auteur étudie différentes inscriptions en menant sa réflexion sur les divers cultes à Hercule, Diane... Gisbert Cuper était un politicien hollandais, maire de Deventer, sa passion pour l'archéologie en fit un érudit, et son goût sûr tant que ses recherches en font un précurseur de l'histoire de l'art et de Winckelmann. Nombreuses citations grecques et hébraïques dans les textes. - Apud Franciscum Halma, Trajecti ad. Rhenum (Utrecht) _1687, In 4 (16x21cm), (8) 294pp. (14), relié. - Livres à Figures relié

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        Confucius sinarum Philosophus, sive Scientia Sinensis latine exposita …

      Paris: Daniel Horthemels,, 1687. Adjecta est tabula chronologica sinicae monarchiae ab hujus exordio ad haec usque tempora. Folio (322 × 220 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, sides with gilt roll border, spine gilt in compartments, hand-lettered title label in third compartment, comb-marbled endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Engraved portrait of Confucius, engraved map of China (fore-edge folded in), both for Jean Nolin; engraved headpieces. Bookplate of Neander Library, Rochester Theological Seminary, pencil shelf-mark on title verso, but no other library marks. Occasional marginalia in pencil and ink. Skilful unobtrusive restoration to front joint, spine ends and corners, a little dampstaining at head only markedly affecting central gatherings L-N, a few marks or blemishes, but a very good copy in contemporary calf. First European edition of Confucius: the first three parts being Latin translations of the Ta Hsüeh, the Chung Yung, and the Lun Yü or Analects; and the fourth, Philippe Couplet's Tabula chronologica sinicae monicharchiae, listing Chinese kings from BCE 2952 to 1683 CE, with a separate title-page. Partial translations only of Confucius' works had previously been made into Latin and into French. The book was published under the patronage of Louis XIV during a lengthy trip to Europe from 1683 to 1692 made by the Flemish Jesuit Couplet (1624-1693) to promote the activities of the mission. The other Jesuits credited are Prospero Intorcetta, Christian Herdtrich, and François Rougement. The work is also notable for the map representing the provinces of China with indications of centres of missionary activity.

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        Pas kaart van de Zee kusten van Nieuw Nederland anders genaamt Niew York

      Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen, [1687]. Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring, heightened with gold. In excellent condition. 20 7/8 x 25 inches. A very fine copy of the second state of this spectacular map: the second printed chart of New York, Long Island and southern New England, with a large integral inset which includes the first separate map of the River Hudson Issued in the fourth part of Van Keulen's Zee-Fakkel, this highly important chart is only pre-dated by Arent Roggeveen's extremely rare Pascaerte van Nieu Nederland of 1675. Based on original Dutch surveys made just before they surrendered New Netherlands to the English in 1664, this map "arguably represents the apogee of Dutch knowledge of the region, many toponyms appearing for the first time... Although the region is named both New Netherlands and New York the city itself is unnamed. Nearby are a great number of placenames including some recognisable ones such as Konynen Eyl., Breukelen and further east on Long Island Heemstede, Ooster Bay and Oost Hampton " (Burden II, p.247). The shores of southern New England show the influence of the English settlers with names including Newport, Portsmouth, Providence, Norwich. de Thaems River, Gilford and Niew London. In the far right, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are correctly named and more accurately represented than had previously been the case. "The inset in the top third is the map's main claim to fame. It is the first engraved map devoted to the Hudson River and it, too, introduces many new placenames. On the west side above Manhattan is Taphaan and further upriver is Kats Kil, Middelburgh now Hudson, and 't Greyn Bosch near Albany. Tucked in with it is a smaller inset map of the lower reaches of the Connecticut River called the Versche , or fresh, River" (Burden II, p.247). After an initial investigation by the Dutch, and the establishment of an early trading post near Hartford in 1633, the Connecticut River was left largely to the English. Four main settlements identified here include the towns of Winser, Hereford (i.e. Hartford), Waters Veldt (Weathersfield) and Zee Broeck (Saybrook). The first state of this chart was published by innovative Dutch cartographer and publisher Johannes van Keulen, in his 1685 Sea-Atlas [or Zee-Fakkel]. He had "published earlier editions of his Sea-Atlas [or Zee-Fakkel] in 1680 and 1683, but the [first state of the present chart] ... first appeared as illustration 20 in the third volume of the first completed edition published in 1685." (Deak p.41). The present example, Burden's second state with the plate number engraved in the lower left corner, is from the second edition of the atlas published in 1687. Burden records a third state (c.1695?) and a fourth (the most common, published first in about 1702). Burden The Mapping of North America II, 587 (State 2); Deák Picturing America 68; cf. Koeman IV, Keu109B; McCorkle New England 684.3; cf. Phillips 530, 3444, 3453 and 5692; Stokes Iconography II, pp/158-159.

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        Pas Kaart Van de Kust van Carolina tusschen C de Canaveral en C Henry door C. J. Vooght geometra

      Amsterdam: Johannis van Keulen, [1687]. Copper engraved map, period hand colouring. Sheet size: 21 1/8 x 24 1/4 inches. In good condition. An attractive map with an inset of Charleston Harbour, the mouths of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and showing the settlement before it was moved from the west bank of the Ashley. This copy in Burden's second state, with period hand colouring. An excellent copy of Burden's second state with the number '18' engraved at the lower left corner. Burden notes that the cartographer C.J. Vooght draws on unpublished sources for this map, but that the "southern regions still call upon old Spanish nomenclature ... The immediate Carolina coastline is ... compressed on a northerly axis and does not utilise the advances made in the Second Lords Proprietors map of 1682 ... The more southerly of the Outer Bank sounds differ from earlier depictions and C. Hatteras is less prominent also. The soundings off more northerly Outer Banks are from an unknown but presumably English source" (Burden). Burden The Mapping of North America II, 589, state 2; Cumming & De Vorsey 91; Koeman Atlantes Neelandici IV, Keu109A, no.18 & p.376; cf Phillips Atlases nos. 530, 3444 & 3453.

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        Pas kaart van de Zee kusten van Guiana Cabo Noord en Rio Amano

      Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen, [1687]. Copper-engraved map, full contemporary hand-colouring, heightened with gold. 20 7/8 x 25 inches. A very fine copy of this excellent and very early chart of French Guiana. This beautifully-finished map was published by innovative Dutch cartographer and publisher ,Johannes van Keulen, in the 1687 second edition of the third volume his Sea-Atlas [or Zee-Fakkel]. The chart concentrates on Cayenne (now the capital of French Guiana) and coast to the north-west almost to the border with Surinam and south-east to the border with Brazil and beyond to the Rio Arowary, close to the mouth of the Amazon. There are two insets: one a close-up of the island of Cayenne, and the second of the French fort of the same name. The French made a number of abortive attempts to colonise the region, in 1604 and 1643, and it was not until 1664, when France finally succeeded at establishing a permanent settlement at Cayenne. As with most parts of the region, the area changed hand a number of times, between the French, Dutch and English, before being finally restored to France. Cf. Koeman IV, Keu109B

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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, 1687. 8:o. 647 s. & 7 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. + Tabulæ geomanticæ, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno MDXXXV. Jam primo luci datus, annexis duabus tabellis huic studio mirè inservientibus, cæteroquin utilibus & jucundis. Frankfurt, J. D. Zunner, 1693. 8:o. 197,(3 blanka) s. Samtida ngt nött och småfläckigt pergamentbd med handskriven ryggtitel. Blå snitt. Första arbetet med någon enstaka småfläck. Små revor i tabell III och VI. Ett fåtal äldre understrykningar och marginalanteckningar i det första arbetet. Med Hans Roslins namnteckning och L. F. Rääfs exlibris fäst på baksidan av det första arbetets titelblad.. Caillet 4035. Det första arbetet är en samlingsutgåva av alkemiska avhandlingar. Den engelske alkemisten, vetenskapsmannen och rosenkreutzaren Robert Fludds (1574-1638) arbete "Tractatus de geomantia" återfinns avtryckt på s. 3-180. Dessutom ingår H. De Pisis "Opus geomantiæ completum" och "Quæstiones geomantiæ Alfakini". Det sistnämnda arbetet tillskrivs här Platon de Tivoli men bygger enligt uppgift på en skrift av Gerard av Cremona. Nya upplagor av de bägge arbetena trycktes av J. D. Zunner i Frankfurt 1704. Brunnsläkaren Hans Roslin (död 1737) vistades som ung långa tider i utlandet innan han 1720 utnämndes till provinsialläkare i Skåne. Han verkade vid Ramlösa brunn på 1720-talet och var far till porträttmålaren Alexander Roslin

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        [Livres à Figures] Voyage de Siam des peres jesuites envoyés par le roy, aux Indes & à la Chine

      A Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Mortier, 1687. relié. In 12 (10x16,2cm). Seconde édition, après l'originale parue dans le format in 4 en 1686, qui ne contenait que 19 figures contre 30 figures dans cette édition : un frontispice, une vignette de titre et 28 planches dont de nombreuses dépliantes. 3 cartes dont une carte des pays du Cap de Bonne espérance. Nombreuses figures d'animaux, notamment le rhinoceros, le varan, l'éléphant, le zèbre, le caméléon... Plein Velin rigide d'époque. Dos lisse muet. Manque aux deux coins droits en bas. Minces déchirures à quelques planches. Un manque en coin à une planche. Bon exemplaire. En 1685, Le jésuite et mathématicien Guy Tachard fut envoyé en compagnie de cinq autres jésuites savants avec la première ambassade de France dépêché au Siam ; leur mission était principalement de recueillir des informations scientifiques. La relation de voyage commence à Brest, pour se poursuivre au Cap de Bonne -Espérance (avec de longs chapitre sur les populations indigènes, la faune...), à Java, Batavia, puis à Siam (avec le fameux récit de l'accueil de la fameuse ambassade de france). Tachard retourna plus tard en France, en passant par Rome, avec le titre d'ambassadeur extraordinaire du roi de Siam. Il effectua encore plusieurs voyages au Siam. Importante relation du premier voyage en Thaïlande (le royaume de Siam ne prit le nom de Thaïlande qu'en 1939) par un savant à l'esprit curieux et infiniment ouvert. - Chez Pierre Mortier, A Amsterdam _1687, In 12 (10x16,2cm), (10) 227pp. (1bc.) (12), relié. - Livres à Figures relié

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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. Franfort or Heidelberg), no printer named (J.D. Zunner), 1687.. 2 works in 1 Volume, the second: Tabulæ geomanticæ, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno MDXXXV. Jam primo luci datus, annexis duabus tabellis huic studio mirè inservientibus, cæteroquin utilibus & jucundis. Frankfurt, J. D. Zunner, 1693. Fasciculus Geomanticus: 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, 6 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, respectively), rebound at some time in half leather over marbled boards, endpapers renewed at the same time, title blind stamped on spine. Spine slightly faded, 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. 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, anonymous, FIRST EDITION 1693, small 8vo, pages: (3), 4-197, (3 -blanks), 2 folding tables precede the title page: Tabula Harmonica Sublunarium and Speculum Judiciale Astrologicum. Collation: A-M8, N4. A few pages lightly browned, 1 table slightly misfolded. A very good copy. 2 copies in Copac, 2 others on WorldCat, none names the author. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Georgii Buchanani Scoti Poemata Quæ Extant

      [Amsterdam], Amstelædami, Apud H. Wetstenium [1687], 1687. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 8 p. L. , 546, [12] p. 13 cm. Erratum sheet to the rear bound in. Subject heading: Latin language and literature; Poetry. Size: 12°. Notes: Engr. T. -p. With portrait of author. "Georgii Buchanani vita ab ipso scripta biennio ante mortem": prelim. L. 2-5. "Euripidis Medea & Alcestis, latino carmine reddita": p. 480-546. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern tree calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio

      The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun earlier in the century on English law and its history. Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean usable copy. Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.

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        The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy... Translated... by Andrew Motte. To which are added, the lawes of the moon's motion, according to gravity. By John Machin... In two volumes.London: Benjamin Motte, 1729.

      First edition in English of the Principia. The first edition was published in Latin in 1687 and "is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science. Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the greatest synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity. Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical terms, with a single physical theory. With him the separation of the natural and supernatural, of sublunar and superlunar worlds disappeared. The same laws of gravitation and motion rule everywhere; for the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. The whole cosmos is composed of inter-connecting parts influencing each other according to these laws. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equaled perhaps only by that following Darwin's Origin of Species... [Newton] is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time and the founder of mathematical physics" (PMM 161).<br/><br/> The first book, De Motu Corporum (On the motion of bodies), applies the laws of motion to the behaviour of bodies in various orbits. The second book continues with the motion of bodies in fluids and with the behaviour of fluids themselves. In the third book De Mundi Systemate (On the system of the world) Newton applies the Law of Universal Gravitation to the motion of planets, the Moon and comets. Newton derives Kepler's laws of planetary motion from this system and shows how a range of phenomena are governed by the same set of natural laws, including the behaviour of Earth's tides and the precession of the equinoxes, although Newton failed to account fully for the irregularities in the Moon's motion caused by the gravitational influence of the Sun. <br/><br/> This first English translation, published two years after Newton's death, was prepared by Andrew Motte (1696-1734). The son of the well-known printer Benjamin Motte, who printed Andrew Motte's Treatise on the mechanical powers (1727), as well as the present work, Motte was very briefly a lecturer on geometry at Gresham College. The translation is based on the 1726 third edition of the Latin text, edited by Henry Pemberton, and is dedicated to Sir Hans Sloane as President of the Royal Society. John Machin's attempt to rectify Newton's lunar theory is appended to the main work. <br/><br/> Babson 20; Norman 1587; Wallis 23; I. B. Cohen, "Pemberton's translation of Newton's Principia, with notes on Mote's translation", Isis 54 (1963), 319-51. See PMM 161... Two volumes, 8vo. pp. [38], 320, [2], 393, [13], viii, 71, [1], with 2 engraved frontispieces by A. Motte, 2 folding letterpress tables, 47 folding engraved plates, and 3 engraved head-pieces by Motte. The frontispiece to volume I shows the apotheosis of Newton, and quotes four lines from Halley's liminary verses to the original edition of Principia, that to volume II shows a pendulum and has two references to the text, one in the scholium generale. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine gilt with red and green lettering-pieces (rebacked). A large, clean copy

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