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        DISCORSO AL SERENISSIMO COSIMO III GRANDUCA DI TOSCANA. Introno al difendersi da' Riempimenti, e dalle Corrosioni de' Fiumi. Applicato ad Arno in vicinanza della Città di Firenze. Di Vincenzio Viviani, Matematico di S.A.S., scritto nel Dicembre del 1687.

      Nella Stamperia di Piero Matini all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro, 1688. Prima edizione. Cm.25,8x18,6. Pg.(4), 72. Legatura in mz.pergamena. Cartiglio calcografico con stemma mediceo impresso al frontespizio, sorretto da due putti. Capolettera e fregio impressi all'inizio del testo. Esemplare in barbe. Allievo di Torricelli e discepolo prediletto di Galilei, Vincenzo Viviani (Firenze, 1622-1703), matematico, astronomo e ingegnere, curò la prima edizione dell'opera omnia del grande scienziato pisano. Successe proprio al Torricelli all'Accademia delle Arti del Disegno di Firenze, ricoprì per moltissimi anni la carica di Ufficiale dei Fiumi del Granducato e fu membro della Accademia del Cimento. A lui è dedicato il cratere "Viviani" sulla Luna. Il presente saggio costituisce un importante studio sulla sistemazione idraulica dell'Arno. > Riccardi, I, 627, "Questo bel Discorso d'idraulica pratica fu poscia inserito nelle diverse raccolte d'autori d'acque". Graesse, VI/2, 381. DSB, XIV, 48. Moreni, II, 469, "Raro". Codice libreria 137926.

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        Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History Of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole . . . Duke of High and Nether Holborn . . . Together with A Masque as it was presented . . . for the Entertainment of Q. Elizabeth [etc.]. Wing C444; cf. Gibson 401

      The sole early edition of the "solemn revel" performed at Gray's Inn in 1594, one of two Elizabethan Inns of Court revels to survive, conjecturally attributed in part to Francis Bacon and long associated with Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors". Modern crimson morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy. Printed for W. Canning, at his Shop in the Temple-Cloysters, London, 1688.

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        Sacra herba, seu nobilis salvia, juxta methodum et leges illustris academiae naturae curiosorum descripta, selectisque remediis, et propriis observationibus conspersa.

      Augsburg Kroniger und Göbel Erben 1688 - (16 x 9 cm). (14) 414 (10) S. Mit Kupfertitel. Pergamentband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift über den Salbei. - Paullini (1643-1712), u.a. Leibarzt des Bischofs von Münster und von Rudolf August von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, wurde besonders durch seine "Heilsame Dreckapotheke" bekannt. In vorliegendem Werk beschreibt er den Salbei, die Herkunft seines Namens, die verschiedenen Arten, ihre Anwendung als Heilmittel für diverse Krankheiten etc. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Kupfertitel seitlich knapp beschnitten. Vorsätze an den Pergamentansätzen teils aufgeplatzt. Insgesamt schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - VD17 39:117744N; Pritzel 6996

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        Isaaci Newton, Matheseos Professoris Cantabrigiensis, & Regiae Societatis Anglicanae Socii, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Londoni, jussu Soc. Regiae, 1687, in 4.

      Leipzig: Grossius and J.F. Gleditsch, 1688. First edition of the important Acta Eruditorum review of the Principia. There were four reviews of the Principia, of which this is chronologically the third. It is "the most detailed and serious of the four reviews. It was comprehensive enough to provide many people in Europe without access to the Principia itself with a fairly full account of its contents" (Gjertsen, Newton Handbook, p. 472). The first review appeared in issue no. 186 of the Philosophical Transactions, January - March, 1687: "not only did [Edmund] Halley finance, edit, publish and distribute Principia, he also reviewed it, anonymously, in P[hilosophical] T[ransactions]. It is little more than a summary interspersed with expressions of praise" (ibid.). The second appeared in the issue of Bibliothèque Universelle of March 1688, consisting "of nothing more than the headings of the sections of Books I and II translated into French. There is also a summary of Book III, and an introductory paragraph ..." (ibid.). The final review was that in the Journal des Sçavans, August, 1688, in which "Newton's hypothesis was dismissed as arbitrary, unproven and belonging to geometry rather than mechanics" (ibid.). The Acta review is anonymous, but "new evidence has recently enabled the author of this book review to be identified as Christoph Pfautz (1645-1711), a professor of mathematics at the University of Leipzig ... From the correspondence of [Otto] Mencke, the editor of the Acta, and from notes of his grandson, we may learn that Pfautz and Mencke were closely associated in many ways. They were members of the same 'collegium' in the university. Additionally, in 1684, five years before the publication of the Principia, Pfautz and Mencke went on a trip together to Holland and to England ... Pfautz was a logical choice to be the reviewer of the Principia. He was a professional mathematician interested in astronomy. He was also a close associate of Mencke, and was a regular reviewer of the Acta ... Pfautz's review achieved a special importance in 1689, when Lebniz referred to it in one of three articles he published in the Acta: the 'Tentamen de Motuum Coelestium Causis' (Essay on the Causes of the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies). In this work, Leibniz set forth an alternative explanation to Newton's" (Cohen). [Pfautz] "begins: 'It has seemed best to the distinguished author, a first-rate mathematician of our time, to emulate the zeal and industry of the ancients and moderns together in promoting natural science, and to exhibit for the public good an outstanding example of it in this work of profound learning.' He then proceeds to summarize Newton's Preface, paraphrasing Newton's definition of 'rational mechanics' as 'the science of motions due to any forces, and of forces required for any motions.' He follows Newton in observing that in the three books comprising the Principia, Newton 'has undertaken to discuss matters relating to gravity and levity, elastic force, the resistance of fluids, and other forces of this sort - whether attractive or repulsive - and indeed the motion of bodies.' He then says that Newton has applied these principles and 'general propositions' to 'a clear model of the system of the world', setting forth 'by what forces of gravity bodies tend toward the sun and toward the other planets, in agreement with the celestial phenomena, and how the motions of the planets, moon, comets, and the sea follow from this.' "Continuing with his summary-paraphrase, Pfautz turns to the Definitions and Axioms. He mentions the definitions given by Newton of 'quantity of matter and of motion', of the 'inherent [or innate], impressed, and centripetal force'. He does not give the reader either extracts of paraphrases of Newton's definition of these quantities, nor does he comment on their possible novelty or originality, but merely echoes Newton to the effect that these are among the 'less commonly used terms' and therefore are to be defined. He then summarizes the scholium on space and time, stressing Newton's distinction between 'relative' or 'measured' and 'absolute' quantities. No critical comments are made concerning Newton's views on absolute and relative space and time. "The 'Axioms' or 'Laws of Motion' are treated at greater length. Each of the three laws of motion is quoted as are the corollaries. Thus the parallelogram law is stated and also Newton's result that 'the common center of gravity of all bodies acting on one another (external actions and impediments excluded) either is at rest or moves uniformly straight forward'. The scholium following the laws is paraphrased at great length. "It is evident that Pfautz is making a careful and complete paraphrase or summary or 'epitome' (as we shall see Newton call it) of the Principia, much like an extended and detailed table of contents. This is his method, once again, in dealing with Section One, on 'first' and 'last' ratios, where he paraphrases each of Newton's lemmas concerning limits and also Newton's statements concerning the reasons why he has rejected the method of indivisibles. As a trained practicing mathematician and a university teacher of mathematics, Pfautz was able to grasp the principal features of Newton's treatment of limits and to appreciate the significance of the purely mathematical features of Newton's presentation. "This brings Pfautz to Section Two and Proposition 1, the beginning of Newton's development of rational mechanics. On this score Pfautz says he had 'decided to present to the reader' the arguments of the first two books 'arranged in order', and with 'as much abridgement as possible.' But, as he was 'making a synopsis of this material, which extends through various categories and relations of bodies and motions combined with one another in various ways,' the 'writing grew to such a bulk that it far exceeded the limit which I had set for myself.' And thus he 'had to fear that the annoyance caused to the reader by such a long description of general propositions, so varied and not adapted to concrete things, ... might be greater than the loss caused by a disconnected review skimming only the main topics.' "From this point on, the presentation takes on more of a general summary character, in which Pfautz will not present the content of the Principia proposition by proposition and section by section. Adopting this more general tone, Pfautz observes that in the first two books 'motions of bodies of every kind are discussed - spherical and non-spherical, ascending and descending, projected, pendulous, fluid, and agitated by any kind of forces; motions in a straight line, in curved lines; motions circular, spiral, in conic sections - concentric with the center of forces and eccentric - in moving or unmoving orbits; progressive motions; motions propagated through fluids; likewise the centripetal, absolute, and accelerative forces of motions; times, velocities, and the increase and decrease of the latter; centers, areas, places, apsides, spaces, mediums, and the densities and resistances of mediums.' These, we are told, are all 'set forth in an investigation worthy of so great a mathematician.' Pfautz adds that interspersed among the propositions there are important lemmas on geometry, especially the geometry of conics, and also scholiums giving 'philosophical' (i.e., physical) examples of the abstract mathematical principles being expounded so that the latter will not appear sterile. "Following an extended summary of the many different topics explored by Newton, Pfautz reaches the conclusion of Book Two. He fully appreciates the significance of Newton's demonstration that the speed of planets in their orbits, moving 'more slowly in their aphelia and more swiftly in their perihelia' is 'the opposite of what ought to happen according to the mechanical laws of vortices.' He apparently can find no fault with Newton's ringing conclusion that the planetary speeds in Cartesian vortices contradict the celestial phenomena, even though he does not comment on the significance of the dreadful blow that Newton has dealt to Cartesian physics ... "Turning to Book Three, Pfautz observes that Newton 'lays down as foundation for the book' a set of 'hypotheses, partly physical, partly relying upon astronomical observations.' After summarizing these 'hypotheses', he gets to the heart of Book Three. Here, he says, Newton uses these astronomical data and the mathematical results of the first two books to 'demonstrate that the forces by which the circumjovial planets, the primary planets, and the moon are continually drawn off from their rectilinear motions and kept in their orbits are from their gravitation toward Jupiter, the sun, and the earth, and are reciprocally as the squares of the distances from the center of Jupiter, of the sun, and of the earth; that all bodies gravitate toward each of the planets, and that their weights toward any single planet, at equal distances from the center of the planet, are proportional to the quantity of matter in each one (from which he further infers that the weights of bodies do not depend upon their forms and textures, that a vacuum is necessarily given ...).' Here is an admirable summary statement of some of the principal new aspects of the Newtonian system of the world ... "Pfautz carefully drew out of Newton's text not only the primary features of Newton's system of the world but also many important details of Newton's presentation. These include Newton's results concerning the relative densities of the planets, the motions of the planets, the shape of the earth as an oblate spheroid, the precession of the equinoxes as a gravitational consequence of the earth's shape, the variation in weight with latitude, the inequalities of the motion of the moon explained by gravitational forces, and the ebb and flow of the sea also explained. "The review ends with a number of pages summarizing Newton's findings about comets. Here is a portion of Pfautz's summary in his own words. 'Concerning comets: that they are higher than the moon (the evidence being the lack of diurnal parallax) and they are in the region of the planets (their annual parallax proving this). He infers that the comets shine with light reflected from the sun and that in the circumsolar region many more are seen than in the region opposite the sun. Further, from their motions, in every way very free, preserved for a very long time even contrary to the motions of the planets, he concludes that the aether has no resistance ... He concludes that comets are a kind of planet, returning by continual motion into orbit and that they move in conic sections (ellipses but so like a parabola that parabolas can be used in their place without sensible error) having their focus in the center of the sun and that by radii drawn to the sun they describe areas proportional to the times.' Pfautz observes that Newton found 'an analogy with the planets' in that those comets 'are smaller which revolve in orbits that are smaller and closer to the sun'" (ibid.). As already mentioned, Leibniz referred to Pfautz's review in his article 'Tentamina de Motuum Colestium Causis', published in the Acta a year after the review. "Leibniz explained that while in Rome he had 'come upon an account of the celebrated Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Nature' in the June 1688 issue of the Acta. Although the topic of the causes of celestial motions was at that time 'far removed from my present line of thought', he wrote, his reading of the account of Newton's book recalled to mind some work he had done in Paris twelve years earlier. At that time he had decided not to publish his ideas on this subject, waiting until he could have the opportunity 'to make a more careful comparison of the geometrical laws with the most recent observations of astronomers.' But now, after reading about Newton's work, he had been stimulated to write up and publish his own very different explanations ... Newton never believed that Leibniz's theorem, published in the Acta in 1689, had truly been found earlier and independently of the Principia. In fact, he even declared that Leibniz's theorems '(Errors and Trifles excepted) are Mr. Newton's (or easy Corollaries from them).' In another document, in which Newton referred to Pfautz's review as 'an epitome' of the Principia, Newton said that Leibniz read the review and then proceeded to compose the three essays for the Acta 'as if he himself had discovered the principal propositions of Newton concerning these matters, and had done so by a different method, and had not yet seen Newton's book' ... For two centuries there had been no way of telling whether or not Leibniz had actually seen the Principia before writing his three articles, whether or not he had derived his information about Newton's results exclusively from Pfautz's review ... More recently, however, the profound investigations of Domenico Bertoloni Meli have uncovered some hitherto unnoticed notes by Leibniz. By a combination of careful analysis and deep historical insight, Bertoloni Meli has been able to identify these notes, to assign a date to them, and to determine their significance. They leave no doubt that Leibniz had been carefully reading the Principia before writing and publishing the three articles in the Acta" (ibid.). This volume of the Acta also contains three articles by Denis Papin (1647-1713) in which he outlines a new method of transmitting power from one point to another by means of an air-pump; two articles by the astronomer Gottfried Kirch (1639-1710) in which the Sceptrum Brandenburgicum, a star constellation, is first described; and three articles by Jakob Bernoulli (1655-1705). Bernard Cohen, 'The review of the first edition of Newton's Principia in the Acta Eruditorum, with notes on the other reviews,' pp. 323-336 in: The investigation of difficult Things. Essays on Newton and the History of the Exact Sciences, 1992. Not in Babson or Wallis. Pp. 303-315 in: Acta Eruditorum Anno M DC LXXXVIII publicata... 4to, pp. [viii], 672, [viii], with 13 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine (small stamp to title page and library label to front paste-down, deaccessioned).

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        Asia, Oder Genaue und Gründliche Beschreibung des gantzen Syrien und Palestins oder Gelobten Landes. Worinnen die Landschafften Phönicien, Celesyrien, Commagene, Pierien, Cyrestica, Seleucis, Sasiotis, Chalibonitis, Chalcis, Abilene, Apamene, Laodicis, Palmyrene, etc., Neben denen Ländern Perea oder Ober-Jordan, Galiläa, dsa absonderliche Palestina, Judäa und Idumea begriffen sind.

      200, 400 S. + Taf. Hardcover Originalausgabe 1688, kein Reprint. 2 Teile in 1 Bd. HLd. d. Z., inkl. zahlr. Kupferstiche u. Karten. 3-seitiger Rotschnitt. Kanten bestoßen, Einband berieben, Vorderdeckel mit Resten einer alten Signatur. Papier- und altersbedingte Seitennachdunkelung, Tafeln teilw. randgebräunt, Falzen vereinzelt eingerissen. Text u. Abb. ansonsten sauber. Dem Alter entsprechend guter, gepflegter Zustand. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage.

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        Description exacte des isles de l'Archipel, et de quelques autres adjacentes; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Traduite du Flamand. Amsterdam, George Gallet 1703. Fol. 3 Bll., 556 S., 2 Bll., mit Kupfertitel (dat. 1702), 7 (gef.) Kupferkarten, 27 (tls. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, sowie 43 Textkupfer, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen.

      - Atabey 323 - Blackmer 453 - Weber II 745 - Chadenat 44.- Erste französische Ausgabe (die holländische Erstausgabe erschien 1688).- Mit den zusätzlichen 5 Tafeln so komplett.- Mit Plänen, Karten u. Ansichten des Griechischen Archipels, insbes. Zypern, Rhodos, Kreta, Candia, Samos, Chios, Negroponte, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, etc.- Sehr schönes, fast fleckenfreies, attraktiv gebundenes Exemplar.# First French edition.- Complete with engraved Titel, 7 (folding) engraved maps, 27 (partly folding) engraved plates and 43 text engravings.- Olfert Dapper (1635/6?-1689) was a Dutch physician and scholar who devoted himself to geographical and historical studies which were notable for their fine plates and illustrations, as here, though he never visited the places he described.- With large folding map of the archipelago, maps of the northern and southern archipelago, Cyprus, Crete and Negrepont as well as double-page views/plans of Rhodos, Chios, Callipolis, Sestos, Candia, Retimo, Tenedos, a.o.; smaller views of Stampalie & Nicarie, Samos & Scio, Pelagnisi & Dromi, Tine & Chateau de Tine, and Pelagnisi & Dromi. a.o.- Contemporary blind-pressed pigskin binding with 2 clasps. Very beautiful, almost spot-free, attractive bound copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Asia, Oder Genaue und Gründliche Beschreibung des gantzen Syrien und Palestins oder Gelobten Landes. Worinnen die Landschafften Phönicien, Celesyrien, Commagene, Pierien, Cyrestica, Seleucis, Sasiotis, Chalibonitis, Chalcis, Abilene, Apamene, Laodicis, Palmyrene, etc., Neben denen Ländern Perea oder Ober-Jordan, Galiläa, dsa absonderliche Palestina, Judäa und Idumea begriffen sind.

      Nürnberg: Johann Hofmann, 1688 - 200, 400 S. + Taf. Originalausgabe 1688, kein Reprint. 2 Teile in 1 Bd. HLd. d. Z., inkl. zahlr. Kupferstiche u. Karten. 3-seitiger Rotschnitt. Kanten bestoßen, Einband berieben, Vorderdeckel mit Resten einer alten Signatur. Papier- und altersbedingte Seitennachdunkelung, Tafeln teilw. randgebräunt, Falzen vereinzelt eingerissen. Text u. Abb. ansonsten sauber. Dem Alter entsprechend guter, gepflegter Zustand. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1030 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell'Antico Ginnasio Napoletano. Opera posthuma...

      a spese di Carlo Porpora, 1688. Cm. 24,5, pp. (22) 229 (3). Bel frontespizio interamente figurato, capolettera e fregi in xilografia. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta particolarmente forte. Un timbro (gentilizio?) al frontespizio. Seconda edizione, dopo l'originale del 1641. Studio che riguarda il Ginnasio di Napoli in età romana, ricco di notazioni sulla sua importanza socio-politica, sugli spettacoli in esso celebrati, tra cui i Giochi Capitolini, sull'archeologia del suo edificio, etc. "Opera di gran conto presso gli eruditi. Dopo aver parlato diffusamente di tutti i giuochi e spettacoli che si rappresentano a Napoli tanto ne' tempi precedenti ad Augusto, che ne' posteriori. dimostra che tutti i Ginnasi dell'Ellenistico mondo, e per conseguenza che quello di Napoli, fossero stati assolutamente fondati per gli esercizi corporali e non già per quelli dello spirito." (Giustiniani). Il Lasena (Napoli, 1590-Roma, 1636) fu celebre giurista, erudito e filologo. Vinciana, 4476: "Interessante trattato archeologico".

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Desgranges, "Carte du Palatinat du Rhin et des Etats aux Environs .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1688, 37,5 x 39,5 Hellwig/Reiniger/Stopp, Nr. 50.1 und 50.3. - Seltener Einblattdruck. Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links ein Insetplan von Philippsburg. Über der Karte - von separater Platte gedruckt - 4 kleine Stadtansichten von Ehrenbreitstein, Speier, Koblenz und Mainz. ( je 7,4 x 10,7 cm.). So nicht bei Hellwig/ Reiniger /Stopp, der diese zusätzlichen Randansichten nur für späteren Ausgaben bei Besson ( = 50.3) vermerkt.

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        Reçu de 1688 sur les missions jésuites en Amérique.

      - 1 pièce autographe signée 1 In-4 oblong 04/11/1688 Sur vélin. Cachet de cinq sols de la généralité de Paris. petit trou Reçu écrit et signé par Pierre de Saint-Gilles «au nom et comme procureur des missions de la compagnie de Jesus en Amérique méridionale». Il confesse avoir reçu la somme de 800 livres «pour trois quartiers eschus le dernier septembre de la présente année à cause de pareille somme d'effective augmentation», ordonnée par les édits d'octobre 1683 et mars 1684. [Pierre de Saint-Gilles, mort en 1701, fut procureur des missions françaises en Amérique méridionale durant près de 40 ans ; il était aussi le cousin de Fouquet]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LE DEMON ET LA DEMONE MARIEZ. Ou le malheur des hommes qui épousent de mauvaises femmes ; avec leurs caractères vicieux. Nouvelles historiques & morales tirées des annales de Florence par le fameux Machiavel.

      s.n., A Roterdam 4228 - Deux parties en un volume, in-12, de [5] ff., 80 pp., [4] ff., 114 pp.Pleine basane marron, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l?époque).Reliure abîmée aux coiffes, mouillures et brunissures. Première édition française, rare, de ce recueil composé de deux ?uvres : la première, dédiée aux dames de Cologne, est une traduction anonyme (en fait de la main de Catherine-Charlotte Patin) de la nouvelle de Machiavel, Belfagor arcidiavolo, sous le titre Rodéric, ou le démon marié. La deuxième, La démone mariée, est revendiquée par Mlle Patin, dont le nom apparaît en signature de la dédicace, datée de 1688.Bien complet du frontispice démoniaque et des deux curieuses planches gravées.Caillet, 8370.Guaita (1959), ne possédait que la seconde partie parue isolément en 1745 «à Demonopolis».Manque à Yve-Plessis.

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        Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History Of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole . . . Duke of High and Nether Holborn . . . Together with A Masque as it was presented . . . for the Entertainment of Q. Elizabeth [etc.]. Wing C444; cf. Gibson 401

      Printed for W. Canning, at his Shop in the Temple-Cloysters, London 1688 - Modern crimson morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy The sole early edition of the "solemn revel" performed at Gray's Inn in 1594, one of two Elizabethan Inns of Court revels to survive, conjecturally attributed in part to Francis Bacon and long associated with Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation universelle de l'Afrique, ancienne et moderne, où l'on voit ce qu'il y a de remarquable, tant dans la Terre ferme que dans les Iles, avec ce que le Roy a fait de mémorable contre les Corsaires de Barbarie, &c

      First Edition, rare, and illustratedBindings half shagreen burgundy ca 1860. Back with false nerves adorned with nets cold and hot. Titres and golden tomatoes. Back turned brown. Friction on the caps, bits and corners. Chez Thomas Amaulry A Lyon 1688 In-12 (9,2x15,2cm) (20) 12, 536pp. (16) et (2) 576pp. (20) et (2) 576pp. (20) et (2) 706pp. (16) 4 volumes reliés

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        Effets de la force de la contiguité des corps. Par lesquelles on répond aux experiences de la crainte du vuide, & à celles de la pesanteur de l'air.

      Paris Ducastin 1688 - (16 x 9,5 cm). (36) 466 (1) S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 1 gestochenen Vignette und 21 (2 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Zweite Ausgabe dieses seltenen, erstmals 1679 erschienenen Werkes zur Aero- und Hydrostatik. - Der französische Physiker Cherubin (1613-1697) wurde besonders durch zwei bedeutende Werke zur Optik und die Erfindung des ersten binokularen Teleskops berühmt. In vorliegendem Werk untersucht und widerlegt er teilweise die Experimente von Torricelli und Pascal. In der Abhandlung "De l'imperméabilité du verre" widerlegt er die Boylesche Theorie der Gewichtszunahme bei der Oxydation von Blei und Zinn. - Titel mit Stempel und handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst gut erhalten. - Vgl. Poggendorff I, 430 (EA) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCORSO AL SERENISSIMO COSIMO III GRANDUCA DI TOSCANA. Introno al difendersi da' Riempimenti, e dalle Corrosioni de' Fiumi. Applicato ad Arno in vicinanza della Città di Firenze. Di Vincenzio Viviani, Matematico di S.A.S., scritto nel Dicembre del 1687.

      Nella Stamperia di Piero Matini all'Insegna del Lion d'Oro, In Firenze 1688 - Prima edizione. Cm.25,8x18,6. Pg.(4), 72. Legatura in mz.pergamena. Cartiglio calcografico con stemma mediceo impresso al frontespizio, sorretto da due putti. Capolettera e fregio impressi all'inizio del testo. Esemplare in barbe. Allievo di Torricelli e discepolo prediletto di Galilei, Vincenzo Viviani (Firenze, 1622-1703), matematico, astronomo e ingegnere, curò la prima edizione dell'opera omnia del grande scienziato pisano. Successe proprio al Torricelli all'Accademia delle Arti del Disegno di Firenze, ricoprì per moltissimi anni la carica di Ufficiale dei Fiumi del Granducato e fu membro della Accademia del Cimento. A lui è dedicato il cratere "Viviani" sulla Luna. Il presente saggio costituisce un importante studio sulla sistemazione idraulica dell'Arno. > Riccardi, I, 627, "Questo bel Discorso d'idraulica pratica fu poscia inserito nelle diverse raccolte d'autori d'acque". Graesse, VI/2, 381. DSB, XIV, 48. Moreni, II, 469, "Raro". 300 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description de la Louisiane, Nouvellement découverte au Sud Ouest de la Nouvelle France, par ordre du Roy. Avec la Carte du Pays: Les Moeurs & la maniere de vivre des Sauvages. 2. Ausgabe (zuerst 1683).

      Paris, A. Auroy, 1688. - Titel, 5 Bll., 312, 107 S. Mit Holzschnitt-Monogranmm auf Titel und -Vignette (wiederholt). 8°. Leder d. Z. auf 5 Bünden und mit Rückenvergoldung und -titel. Berieben und bestoßen; oberes Kapital mit größerer Fehlstelle; vorderes Außengelenk geplatzt, aber fest; Rest eines hs. Rückenschilds; Karte fast vollständig fehlend; gering braunfleckig: Besitzvermerk ("Zingarelli") auf Vorsatz. Sabin 8, 211: ". Travels of this famous friar, giving his voyage up the Mississippi from Illinois river. He first described the Falls of Niagara, and, according to some authorities, named Louisiana (.). But this fact is disputed by Harrisse and others; it is, however, the first printed account of Louisiana. (.) An exact reproduction of the edition of 1683, but some verbal changes and typographical errors prove that it is a reprint." FR

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        Iaponia Regnum.

      1688. "Mappa del Giappone e della Corea dall'Atlas Sinensis di Joan Blaeu. Anche se intitolata ""Iaponia Regnum"", la caratteristica più interessante di questa mappa è che si tratta della prima a mostrare correttamente la Corea correttamente come una penisola, a differenza delle precedenti che la raffiguravano come un'isola. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione." Nice example of Blaeu's map of Japan & Korea from Joan Blaeu's Atlas Sinensis. While titled as a map of Japan, perhaps the single most noteworthy feature of this map is as the first map to show Korea correctly as a peninsula, as opposed to an island on earlier maps. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition. Walters, 38; OAG, 28

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        1688 Lives of Popes Platina Catholic Church Sixtus IV Sacchi English Rycaut

      London : Printed for C. Wilkinson, and are to be sold by A. Churchil .,1688. Second edition. - 1688 Lives of Popes Platina Catholic Church Sixtus IV Sacchi English Rycaut Bartolomeo Sacchi, or Platina, was a 15th-century Italian humanist who is most remembered for his book ‘Vitae Pontificum,’ or ‘Lives of the Popes.’ ‘Lives’ was an important work dedicated to the papacy of important Catholic popes, but Platina wrote the work through the lens of Roman history with obvious themes of paganism. This book was the first systematic handbook on papal history and praises the punishment of heresy throughout the Catholic Church. This 1688 second edition was edited and translated by Sir Paul Rycaut Item number: #2180 Price: $850 SACCHI, Bartolomea [Platina] The Lives of the Popes, from the time of our Saviour Jesus Christ to the reign of Sixtus IV. Written originally in Latine and translated into English, and the same history continued from the year 1471 to this present time London : Printed for C. Wilkinson, and are to be sold by A. Churchil .,1688. Second edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [32], 416, 394, [18] o Full-page portrait of Rycaut • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~13.25in X 8.25in (33.5cm x 21cm) 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! 2180 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The HISTORIAN'S GUIDE: Or, Britains Remembrancer. Being a Summary of all the Actions, Exploits, Sieges, Battels, Designs, Attempts, Preferments, Honours, Changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy Notice, that hath happened in His Majestys' Dominions, from the year 1600 to 1688. Shewing The Year, Month, and Day of the Month, in Wch each action was done.; 3d impression, Corrected in all the Mistakes and Faults that did pass the Impressions before

      London: Printed by W. Horton, for W. Crooke at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1688. 3rd Edition (Wing H2094C). Early tan full calf binding (rebacked), with gilt-stamped arms to boards. Gilt dentelles. Marbled eps. Pale blue ribbon page marker. Modest binding wear. Fairfax bookplate. Prior owner signature to preliminary blank. Title leaf with unobtrusive paper repair to verso; period ownership signature of T. Holt White to t.p. top margin. Bookseller slip to rear paste-down. Withal, Very Good.. [6], 190 pp. 'To the Reader' signed 'W.C.', i.e., William Crooke. Apparently lacking 3 leaves at rear (R6, *^2, [adverts?]). Frontispiece of James II (slightly trimmed, image not affected). 12mo: A^4 [A1 = Frontis?] B - R^6 [-R6, an advert?]. 6-3/16" x 3-5/8"

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        Europäisches Geheimes Staats-Cabinet Das ist: Eine Politische Staats- und Kriegs-Consultation der meisten fürnemsten Potentien in Europa angestellet und gepflogeu uber die grausamen ja mehr als Türckischen Proceduren des Königs in Franckreich Ludwig des XIV. so er seit letzt gethanem Friedens-Bruch in Teutschland verübet. O.O. 1690. 4°. 4 Bll., 303 S., Pbd. mit altem Prgt.-Manuskript-Bezug.

      - VD17 3:303994Q (nicht in Wolfenbüttel).- Sehr seltene einzige Ausgabe.- Als 1688 Kaiser Leopold I. in einen schweren Konflikt mit den Türken verwickelt war, ließ der Ludwig XIV. ein Heer von 20 000 Mann in Westdeutschland einfallen.Die Truppen plünderten Dörfer und Städte; Speyer wurde dem Erdboden gleich gemacht, der Dom angezündet.- Etw. gebräunt, tls. braunfl., mehrere Bll. mit kl. Randläsuren, tls. angerändändert oder unterlegt, Vorsätze erneuert.

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        La estrella de Lima convertida en sol sobre sus tres coronas el B. Toribio Alfonso Mogrobexo, su segundo Arzobispo: celebrado con epitalamios Sacros, y solemnes Cultos, por su Esposa la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de Lima [ ] Descripción sacro política de las grandezas de la Ciudad de Lima, y compendio histórico eclesiástico de su Santa Iglesia Metropolitana [FALTO DEL PLANO DE LIMA]

      Amberes, Juan Baptista Verdussen, 1688 - Folio, pergamino rotulado en lomo algo rozado. Frontis calcográfico y escena de la vida del biografiado, a toda pagina, grabados por Mulder, [20]+381+[2] p; FALTO DEL PLANO DE LIMA. Anotación en guarda y portada, leves manchas, pero buen estado general. Capitulares, culs de lampe. PALAU: "Se dice que el verdadero autor es José de Buendía"

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Desgranges, "Carte du Palatinat du Rhin et des Etats aux Environs .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1688, 37,5 x 39,5 Hellwig/Reiniger/Stopp, Nr. 50.1 und 50.3. - Seltener Einblattdruck. Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links ein Insetplan von Philippsburg. Über der Karte - von separater Platte gedruckt - 4 kleine Stadtansichten von Ehrenbreitstein, Speier, Koblenz und Mainz. ( je 7,4 x 10,7 cm.). So nicht bei Hellwig/ Reiniger /Stopp, der diese zusätzlichen Randansichten nur für späteren Ausgaben bei Besson ( = 50.3) vermerkt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The HISTORIAN'S GUIDE: Or, Britains Remembrancer. Being a Summary of all the Actions, Exploits, Sieges, Battels, Designs, Attempts, Preferments, Honours, Changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy Notice, that hath happened in His Majestys' Dominions, from the year 1600 to 1688. Shewing The Year, Month, and Day of the Month, in Wch each action was done.; 3d impression, Corrected in all the Mistakes and Faults that did pass the Impressions before

      Printed by W. Horton, for W. Crooke at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, London 1688 - [6], 190 pp. 'To the Reader' signed 'W.C.', i.e., William Crooke. Apparently lacking 3 leaves at rear (R6, *^2, [adverts?]). Frontispiece of James II (slightly trimmed, image not affected). 12mo: A^4 [A1 = Frontis?] B - R^6 [-R6, an advert?]. 6-3/16" x 3-5/8" Modest binding wear. Fairfax bookplate. Prior owner signature to preliminary blank. Title leaf with unobtrusive paper repair to verso; period ownership signature of T. Holt White to t.p. top margin. Bookseller slip to rear paste-down. Withal, Very Good. Early tan full calf binding (rebacked), with gilt-stamped arms to boards. Gilt dentelles. Marbled eps. Pale blue ribbon page marker [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siam, ó Iudia. Dedicata Dal P. Cosmografo Coronelli, All'Illustrissimo Sig: Giovanni Emo, Figliuolo dell'Eccellentissimo S. Pietro

      " Rara e storicamente importante mappa dell'antica capitale del Siam, Ayuthaya, ideata dal Coronelli immediatamente prima della rivoluzione siamese del 1688, che limitò le attività europee nella regione. Il termine Siam è un esonimo usato dagli occidentali già dal XVII secolo, a denominare quello che allora era in realtà il regno di Ayutthaya, corrispondente all'attuale Thailandia. Esemplare tratto dal rarissimo ""Citta, Fortezze e, Isole, e Porti principlai dell'Europa in Pianta et in Elevatione, Descritte, e Publicate Ad uso dell'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti dal Padre Maestro Coronelli Lettore, e Cosmografo della Serenissima Republica di Venezia"" edito a Venezia da Domenico Padovani nel 1689. Incisione in rame, magnifica prova, con pieni margini, tracce di colla alla piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione." "Scarce and historically important map of the Siamese capital of Ayutthaya, by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, issued immediately prior to the Siamese Revolution of 1688, which henceforth restricted European activities in the kingdom. This example of the map is taken from the very rare Coronelli's ""Citta, Fortezze e, Isole, e Porti principlai dell'Europa in Pianta et in Elevatione, Descritte, e Publicate Ad uso dell'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti dal Padre Maestro Coronelli Lettore, e Cosmografo della Serenissima Republica di Venezia"" printed in Venice by Domenico Padovani in 1689. The present work is the finest and most important printed map of Ayutthaya (transliterated on the map as 'Iudia'), which served as the capital the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) during the 'golden age' of the Ayutthaya Period (1351-1767). Ayutthaya was located further up the Chao Praya River from modern Bangkok and is thought to have been the world's largest city at time, with over 1 million residents. Foreign visitors were dazzled by the scope and wealth of the metropolis, which was favorably compared to Paris. Siam was then a major Asian power, and included not only present day Thailand, but also parts of modern Cambodia and Malaysia. As shown, the city was located on an island, divided by canals. Large temples and palaces were built near the water, while substantial built up areas of houses with market places made up the majority of the city. Areas alloted to Europeans are noted, such as the appearence of several churches and the long-established 'Quatrtiere de Portughesi' (Portuguese Quarter). An inset on the left shows the progress of the 'F[leuve] Siam' (Chao Praya River) southwards towards 'Bancoc' (Bangkok), then a comparatively small fortified settlement. The composition is finished by the appearance of the attractive royal arms of Siam, which feature an elephant. Siam was first visited by Europeans in 1511, when Duarte Fernandes led a Portuguese embassy to Ayutthaya. While Siam was never formally colonized or claimed by a European power, the French and Dutch had set up trading posts and Christian missions along the Chao Praya estuary. The present plan was the result of France's first embassy to Siam 1685, which was led by the Chevalier de Chaumont in the company of six Jesuit fathers. Louis XIV had long maintained an especially friendly correspondence with King Narai of Siam (ruled 1656-1688), and was eager to shore up their relationship. During Chaumont's visit, his Jesuit companions, who were well-versed in cartography, made manuscript plans of Ayutthaya which were soon dispatched to Paris. However, shortly after Chaumont's embassy, there was an intense popular uprising against the growing foreign presence in Siam and the king's seeming obsession with everything European. King Narai even went as far as to make a Greek adventurer, Constantine Phaulkon, his de facto prime minister. This was all too much for Siamese officials and nationalists. In what became know as the Siamese Revolution of 1688, forces loyal to the Mandarin Phetracha overthrew Narai's government. Phetracha ascended to the throne and immediately expelled the French from Siam, while severely limiting the activities of the Dutch and other foreigners. This ensured that following the publication of the present map very little new European mapping was executed in Siam during the 18th-century. Ayuttaya was sacked by the Burmese in 1767, which led to the fall of the Ayutthaya kingdom, after which point Bankok grew in importance. Today many fine ruins can still be visited in Ayutthaya. The present map was issued by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1715), a Venetian master who had been invited to Paris by Louis XIV to undertake cartographic projects, including the construction of the colossal 'Marly Globes'. Coronelli was given access to the Jesuit manuscripts of Ayutthaya, which they fashioned into the present map. This map is one of several groundbreaking Coronelli maps of many parts of the World, done during a time when France assumed a leading role in the exploration of America and Asia. The Coronelli plan of Ayutthaya is one of the most important early maps relating to Thailand and Asian urban history, and is a cornerstone of any serious collection."

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        Copia de una carta que ha escrito desde la ciudad de Argel el padre procurador Fray Antonio de Espinosa, religioso calzado del Orden de la Santissima Trinidad, redencion de cautivos, y administrador de los cinco reales hospitales, que su sagrada religion tiene en aquella ciudad.(Colophon: Madrid, Sebastian de Armendariz), 12 October [1688]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With a large woodcut initial with a parrot. Disbound.

      - Palau 82664; WorldCat (1 copy). Very rare first and only early edition of a letter written by the Spanish friar Antonio de Espinosa at Algiers, after the city had been bombed by the French navy in 1688. Espinosa worked as an administrator at the hospitals of the Trinitarian Order in the city. He describes the arrival of the French fleet on 26 June, the diplomatic actions between the French and the ruler of Algiers, and the subsequent bombing of the city. The bombing led to reciprocal trials and executions by Algiers's government against the non-native inhabitants of the city, including Espinosa. Algiers was an important base for pirates, who started attacking French ships after the city signed a peace treaty with Great Britain. The French responded with bombardments in 1683 and 1688, which led to a peace treaty in 1690. Browned and with a water stain in the head margin, otherwise in good condition.

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        Magistri Stopini Poetae Ponzonensis. Capriccia Macaronica

      Iosephi Marelli, Mediolani 1688 - Piccoli naturali difetti alla coperta, risguardi e prima e ultima bianca del novecento, qualche vecchia gora d\'umido all\'interno I Capriccia consistono in 8 macaroniche e varie elegie. Le macaroniche, conformi al barocco, hanno carattere paradossale: 5 di esse consistono nel lodare l'arte di rubare, l'ignoranza, la pazzia, la bugia e l'ambizione; un'altra tratta amaramente delle malizie delle prostitute. 160 p. 115x95 mm

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        L'esercizio accademico di Picca. Consacrato all'altezza serenissima di Ranuccio Farnese Duca di Parma, Piacenza

      Stamperia Ducale, Parma 1688 - In-4 oblungo (230x170 mm.), pp. 108. 2 frontespizi (di cui il primo inciso in rame inciso da Nicola Alù su disegno di Ferdinando Bibiena), arma dei Farnese incisa a piena pagina, 48 belle incisioni in rame, di cui 1 fuori testo e 47 nel testo a mezza pagina, raffiguranti diverse evoluzioni militari, incise sempre da Nicola Alù. Legatura in pieno marocchino moderno verde cupo, piatti incorniciati da filetto in oro, dorso a 5 nervi filettati in oro con autore, silloge del titolo, data cronica incisi in oro. Tagli dorati. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale e unica. Erra grossolanamente il Thimm (p. 322) nel credere esserci un'edizione precedente a questa, che sarebbe datata 1628, anno in cui il conte Vezzani era ancora a venire. A maggior riprova, l'autore cita personaggi che si sarebbero esercitati nel suo esercizio di picca, tutti attivi dopo il 1660, oltre alla menzione di una pubblica esibizione che si sarebbe tenuta a Parma il "29 febbraio del 1688 anno corrente" (pag.106). Erra inoltre nella numerazione delle tavole, che non devono essere 47 bensì 48 (poiché si trova un'incisione volante fuori testo tra pag. 104 e pag. 105, riportante le evoluzioni numerate 38, 39, 40) che è fondamentale per la comprensione dell'accademico esercizio. Bibiliografia: Lipperheide, 2967. Gelli, 186 (pag.367). Thimm S. 322. D'Ayala, p.213. Haym, IV, p. 204. Manca a Vigeant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La botanique. Paris, Baudouin brothers, 1822. Large 4to (36 x 27 cm). With a stipple-engraved "Roussœa Simplex" (alluding to the author's name) used as a vignette on the title-page and 65 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour (inked à la poupée ) and finished by hand. Later 19th-century brown half sheepskin.

      Cat. Redoutéana 37 note; Stafleu & Cowan 9688; cf. Dunthorne 252; Nissen, BBI 1688. Rare second edition, printed from the original plates of the 1805 first edition, of Redouté's beautifully illustrated publication of letters on botany by the great philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), written in the years 1771 to 1773 and apparently first published in 1782. The plates show flowers, fruits, bulbs, leaves, etc. of flowering plants and trees, some showing whole plants and others showing details, sometimes cut away to reveal anatomical details. The book serves largely as a vehicle to display the botanical art of Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) who executed all the paintings or watercolour drawings. They were stipple-engraved and (except for that used as a title-vignette) printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand. Although Rousseau's letters had been published earlier, they first appeared with Redouté's illustrations in 1805, in both a folio and a quarto issue, the latter reissued in 1821. The present is a new edition, beautifully printed by Alexandre Baudouin and his brother on heavy wove paper.The text leaves are slightly foxed throughout, but the plates show only occasional light foxing. Otherwise in very good condition, with only a browned patch in the gutter margin of one plate, not approaching the image. Some plate numbers trimmed off. Binding scuffed but structurally very good. A lovely display of Redouté's botanical art matched to the botanical writings of the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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        Cantus omnis ecclesiasticus ad hebdomadae maioris Missas, passionem D.N.I.C., Officia Tenebrarum, Lamentationes, Benedictiones, Processiones, &c.

      Mutinae, ex Typographia Haeredum Cassiani, 1688. In folio (cm. 33,1); mezza pelle dell'Ottocento: antiporta con croce e musica in xilografia; frontespizio in rosso e nero; pp. 12 nn., 265 + 11 nn. + un foglietto di "errata" inserito tra p. 205 e la prima carta n.n. (prima errata). Testo incorniciato; molte raffinate vignette in xilografia (ultima cena, crocifissione, resurrezione...). A piena pagina diverse croci con all'interno della musica ed al lato due angeli. Bella copia. Marzio Erculei nacque ad Otricoli (Terni)... Quasi certamente compì i suoi studi musicali a Roma nel collegio germanico-ungarico... Dopo una breve comparsa nella cappella del Duomo di Milano, nel 1651, già ordinato sacerdote entrò come "musico ecclesiastico" al servizio della corte Estense di Modena, rimanendovi fino al 1674. In quegli anni si distinse come soprano in alcune opere date a Modena. Nel 1674, dopo aver invano tentato di ottenere un canonicato nel duomo di Modena, si ritirò dal servizio presso la corte ed entrò nella locale Congregazione religiosa della Beata Vergine e di S. Carlo, proseguendo l'insegnamento della musica e del canto e dando vita ad una sorta di scuola per giovani cantanti... Tra i suoi allievi: Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Rinaldo Bertoni e Francesco Montecchi... All'attività didattica del canto, in particolare di quello gregoriano, sono per lo più collegate le sue pubblicazioni: "Cantus omnis ecclesiasticus" contenente oltre ai canti gregoriani della Settimana Santa, alcuni falsobordoni a tre o quattro voci, adespoti e forse attribuibili all'E. stesso. Nel 1694, trovandosi a Loreto, chiese al Duca di Modena Rinaldo d'Este di potervisi trattenere in qualità di cappellano ducale presso il santuario della Santa Casa, "con l'obbligo d'applicare quotidianamente il Santo sacrificio per la salute e conservatione" della Casa Estense. Ottenuto l'incarico richiesto, l'E. rimase a Loreto non oltre il 1702, poiché il 15 gennaio di quell'anno risulta essere di nuovo a Modena nel Collegio di San Carlo, dove morì il 5 agosto 1706. D.B.I, vol. 43 p. 137. Axs

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        Dania regnum In quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum Insulae Danicae et Provinciae Jutia, Scania, Blekingia et Hallandia

      Artist: Wit de Frederick ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1688 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 50 x 58; - description: Map shows total Denmark; - vita of the artist: Frederik de Wit (1610 ? 1698) His Atlas began to appear around 1662 and by 1671 included anywhere from 17 to 151 maps each. In the 1690s he began to use a new title page "Atlas Maior" but continued to use his old title page. His atlas of the Low Countries first published in 1667,was named Nieuw Kaertboeck van de XVII Nederlandse Provinciën and contained 14 to 25 maps. Frederik de Wit quickly expanded upon his first small folio atlas which contained mostly maps printed from plates that he had acquired, to an atlas with 27 maps engraved by or for him. By 1671 he was publishing a large folio atlas with as many as 100 maps. Smaller atlases of 17 or 27 or 51 maps could still be purchased and by the mid-1670s an atlas of as many as 151 maps and charts could be purchased from his shop. In ca.1675 Frederik de Wit released a new nautical atlas. The charts in this atlas replaced the earlier charts from 1664 that are known today in only four bound examples and a few loose copies. Frederik de Wit new charts were sold in a chart book and as part of his atlases. Frederik de Wit published no fewer than 158 land maps and 43 charts on separate folio sheets.In 1695 Frederik de Wit began to publish a town atlas of the Netherlands after he acquired a large number of city plans at the auction of the famous Blaeu publishing firm?s printing plates.Dating Frederik de Wit atlases is considered difficult because usually no dates were recorded on the maps and their dates of publication extended over many years.

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        Geometria subterranea, oder Marckscheide-Kunst, darinnen gelehret wird wie auff Bergwercken alle Klüffte und Gänge in Grund und am Tag gebracht, auch solche von einander unterschieden werden sollen: So wohl was bey Durchschlägen in Ersparung Kosten, Bringung Wetters und Benehmung Wassers denen Zechen oder Gebäuden, mit zubeobachten; item, wie Streitigkeiten, so sich unter miteinander schnürenden Gewercken offters zuereignen pflegen, dem Maaße nach aus einander zusetzen; sambt noch andern in nechstfolgenden Indice enthaltenen und zu diser Kunst dienlichen Sachen, allen Bergwercks-Liebenden zum Unterricht und versicherlichen Nutzen hervorgebracht.

      Eisleben Johann Dietzel für Joh Lud Vulpius 1688 - Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von Christian Romstet und 9 gefalteten Kupferstich-Tafeln. 6 nn. Bl., 152 S. 33 x 20 cm. Pappband der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug (beschabt und bestoßen, Rücken mit Fehlstellen, Vorderdeckel gelockert und verblichen). (089). VD17 3:602346S. ADB XL, 212. - Zweite Ausgabe. - Das erstmalig 1686 erschienene Bergbaubuch des Mansfelder Bergbeamten Nicolaus Voigtel (1658-1714) gilt als bedeutender Beitrag zur Entwicklung der Markscheidekunst. - "Voigtel's Lehrbuch bedeutet einen ganz erheblichen Fortschritt, indem zumal hier erstmalig die Trigonometrie systematisch angewendet wird. Voigtel gibt eine arithmetisch-geometrische Einleitung, wie sie für den Bergmann jener Zeit wohl unerläßlich war, erläutert insbesondere auch Wesen und Gebrauch der Sinustafeln, beschäftigt sich mit den Eigenschaften der Magnetnadel, gibt die gesammte montanistische Terminologie und lehrt den Gebrauch der Instrumente, die er zum Theile wesentlich verbessert hat; sogar die Anlegung von Wasserleitungen in den Gruben wird ausführlich beschrieben. Vor allem aber wird in einem besonderen Capitel den zwischen Bergleuten benachbarter Minen so leicht sich ereignenden Grenzstreitigkeiten Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt und gezeigt, in welcher Weise die Markscheidekunst die oberirdisch gezogenen Grenzen auch unter der Erde wiederzuerkennen gestattet" (ADB). - Die Kupfer mit Instrumenten und geometrischen Berechnungen. - Frontispiz rückseitig gestempelt. Durchgängig, teils stärker, gebräunt und braunfleckig. Ein Blatt verbunden, aber komplett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des Königreich Dalmatien. Historische und Geographische Vorstellung, Enthaltend Die Thaten aller Könige, So über Croatien und Dalmatien iemahls geherrscht haben, Wie auch Eine Beschreibung der Morlachey, der Republic Ragusa, der vornehmsten dalmatinischen Städte, Schlösser, Insulen, Flüsse. ins hochteutsche ubersetztet durch H. H. d. R. C.

      Lpz., F. Gleditsch 1688. - kl.-8°. 4 Bll., 372 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte. HLn. d. 19. Jhdts. Durchgeh. wasserrand. Lagerspuren. Ss . 215-240 im Kopfsteg mit Japanpier restaur. Selten! Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gridario generale delle gride, bandi, ordini, editti, provvisioni, prematiche, decreti, et altro [..].

      per Marc'Antonio Pandolfo Malatesta, 1688. In-folio (cm. 29,8), legatura coeva in p. pergamena rimontata (titolo anticamente ms. al taglio inferiore); pp. [70] [2bb] 126 [2bb], [4] 104, [24] 174 [2bb], [4] 53 [3bb], [8] 113 [6bb], [10] 135 [1b], [16] 244 con 1 tavola ripiegata f.t. (grida) in fine, e 1 tavola di ritratto f.t. del Malatesta in antiporta; lievi fioriture sparse, leggera gora al margine superiore di qualche carta, macchioline all'occhietto. Opera che raccoglie tutti gli editti, ordini e bandi promulgati dagli 8 governatori dello Stato di Milano che si succedettero dal 1656 al 1686 nell'amministrazione della giustizia, nel campo militare e in quello politico. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books.

      London: Printed by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1688. First illustrated edition of Milton's masterpiece. Folio, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, with portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with some toning to the text, contemporary name. A very nice example. First published in 1667, "Paradise Lost is generally conceded to be one of the greatest poems in the English language; and there is no religious epic in English which measures up to Milton's masterpiece... Milton performed an artist's service to his God" (Magill, 511, 515). The writer and critic Samuel Johnson wrote that Paradise Lost shows off "[Milton's] peculiar power to astonish" and that "[Milton] seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful." By 1688, when England was on the verge of the Whig revolution, Milton's reputation had revived considerably. He was commended for his republicanism as well as his record as a defender of liberty. His supporters believed that his greatest poetic achievement merited this handsome, monumental edition. One of the earliest examples of subscription publishing, financed by Lord Somers, the fourth edition of Paradise Lost was the first to be printed in folio format and is the first illustrated edition, distinguished by high quality paper, large, clear type, and ample margins. Milton had previously reorganized the poem into twelve books (by splitting Books 7 and 10 of the original) to parallel Virgil's Aeneid more closely.

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        Manuale exorcistarum, ac parochorum: hoc est tractatus de curatione, ac protectione divina. Prodit quator indicibus locupletatum.

      12 Bll., 352 S., 14 Bll. Neuer brauner Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 24 x 17 cm. Vgl. Caillet 1688 und Rosenthal 2047 (frühere Ausgaben) - in keiner Ausgabe bei Ackermann, Dorbon und Graesse, BMP. - Erschien erstmals 1651 in Bergomi. - Manuel dexorcisme fort rare (Caillet). - Stempel und Namen auf dem Titel, teilweise etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Geography Rectified or a Description of the World In all its kingdoms provinces countries islands cities towns seas rivers bayes capes ports their ancient and present names inhabitants situations histories customs governments andc As also their commodities coins weights and measures compared with those at London Illustrated with seventy six Maps

      Second, enlarged, edition; quarto (200 x 155 mm); letterpress title printed in red and black, [16], 304, 321-495, 486-544, [2], 545-596pp, seventy-seven (of seventy-eight) maps, the 'catalogue' of maps, calling for seventy-six (the Armenia and Bermuda maps not called for), the Isles of Sonde map not printed on the appropriate page; text complete despite the irregular pagination. Contemporary spotted calf, covers panelled in blind, rebacked, red morocco label with gilt lettering to spine; extremities slightly worn. Manuscript on the verso of the index. London : Robert Morden & Thomas Cockerill,

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        Journal, ou Suite du Voyage de Siam en forme des Lettres familières, fait en M.DC.LXXXV et M.DC.LXXXVI par Mr. L. D. C.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier 1688 - in-12, [4]-378 pp., basane cailloutée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Brunissures et rousseurs à certains feuillets. Ex-libris Ch. Cottier. Bon exemplaire. Il s'agit d'une des éditions du Voyage de Siam de l'abbé de Choisy, sortie l'année de l'originale parisienne, et ne présentant pas le Mémoire ajouté à la fin sur les cadeaux du Roi de Siam qui doit figurer dans les exemplaires, mais, au demeurant, n'est pas de la plume de Choisy. L'ouvrage ni l'ambassade de Choisy ne sont plus à présenter, et, grâce au style du fantasque abbé, ce fut l'un des premiers témoignages sur le Siam à pénétrer largement l'opinion lettrée occidentale. Cordier, Indosinica, 941. Cioranescu, XVII, 19372 (pour l'originale).

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        Les larmes de Jacques Pineton de Chambrun, qui contiennent les persecutions arrivées aux Eglises de la Principauté d'Orange, depuis l'an 1660. La chute & le relevement de l'auteur. Avec le reniement de S. Pierre en son apostolat

      - Chez Henry Van Bulderen, A La Haye 1688, In-12 (9,5x16cm), (8) 256pp., relié. - Edition. Legatura in pieno periodo di pelle di pecora marrone maculato. Indietro con i nervi decorati. pezzo titolo marocco marrone. testa dei rotatori lacerata. Un angolo rotto mancante. Un angolo ottuso. Strofinato insieme. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane brune mouchetée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de maroquin brun. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Un coin cassé manquant. Un coin émoussé. Ensemble frotté. Jusqu'en 1660, l'église protestante de la Principauté d'Orange connut la prospérité, date à laquelle le territoire commença à subir les effets de la politique anti-protestante du royaume. La principauté fut plusieurs fois occupés par les soldats et les protestants connurent des persécutions (les fameuses Dragonnades perpétrés par les Dragons). En 1685, les pasteurs de l'église d'Orange furent déportés à Lyon pour être emprisonnés, en devant abjurer leur foi et embrasser la catholique. Jacques Pineton de Chambrun, qui raconte les persécutions subis par les protestants et les pasteurs, promis ainsi de se faire catholique (c'est l'objet du sermon sur le Reniement de Saint Pierre). Par suite d'une fracture, l'auteur fut transporté à Valence, puis il obtint la permission de se rendre à Lyon où il réussit à s'échapper pour se réfugier à Genève. Il gagna ensuite La Haye, ville où il prononça son fameux sermon. L'ouvrage constitue un témoignage important des exactions subis par les Protestants.  Ex libris Hardwicke knight, avec un écureuil.  

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        Kupferstich- Karte, von Happel, "Eine newe Land Karte von Wien biß nach Contantinopel und angräntzenden Ländern".

      - 1688, 24 x 50.5 Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Happelius 2a mit Abbildung. - Sehr seltene Donaulaufkarte, erschienen 1688 bei Thomas von Wierung in Hamburg. Zeigt die Donau östlich von Wien mit ihren Nebenflüssen. Unten links die Titelkartusche.

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        Neuer vollkommener, verbesserter und ergäntzter Pferd-Schatz In einer ausführlichen . Wissenschafft, Und auff diese fest-gegründete Kunst-Übung vorgestellet, Vermittelst welcher . dargewiesen wird, Was von dem gantzen Geschlecht der Pferde, dero verschiedenen Arten, guten und bösen Eigenschafften . Mängeln und Gebrechen . allerdings zuwissen nützlich und nöthig seyn mag. Deme beygefügt hn. Del Campe, Königl. Frantzös. Stallmeisters wohl-abgefasste Reit-Kunst und dann ein vollständiger Haupt-Theil wohl-bewährter Artzney-Mittel und rarer receptenvor allerhand vorfallende Gebrechen und gefährliche Anstösse der Pferde . Alles mit sonderbahrem Fleiß/ nützlichen Registern und vielen Kupffer-Abbildungen gezieret und ausgefertiget. Franckfurt am Ma

      Franckfurt am Mayn, Oehrling, 1688. - 1 Blatt, Frontispiz, Titel, 456 Seiten, 1 Blatt und 24 Kupfertafeln. Romantikereinband des 19ten Jahrhunderts. Pappband mit Rückenvergoldung. Klein-Folio 21,5 x 31 cm. Einbandbezugspapier am vorderen Gelenk eingerissen. Ein Kupfer mit größerem Abschnitt. Titel und Frontispiz hinterlegt und Fehlstellen vom Titel liebevoll restauriert. Die Bindung ist fest, die Seiten fleckenfrei und nicht gebräunt. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen barocken Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Relation of the Voyage to Siam Performed by Six Jesuits, sent by the French King, to the Indies and China, in the year, 1685. With their astrological observations, and their remarks of natural philosophy, geography, hydrography, and history. Published in the original, by the express orders of His most Christian Majesty. And now made English, and illustrated with sculptures.

      London: printed by T[homas]. B[raddyll]. for J. Robinson and A. Churchil, and are to be sold by S. Crouch, 1688 - Octavo (180 x 107 mm). Contemporary unlettered panelled calf, red sprinkled edges. Some neat professional repairs to the joints and corners, front free endpaper renewed, ownership inscription erased from front pastedown, slip of plain paper pasted to pastedown, front free endpaper removed, a few trivial marks, most noticeable in the first quire, outer leaves of final quire a little dusty and creased at foot, overall a very good copy. Additional engraved title page and 30 engraved plates, views, and maps, mostly folding, many after Hendrik Claudius. With license-to-print on verso of title page. Page 308 misnumbered 298. First edition in English of Tachard's Voyage de Siam des pères jésuites (1686); one of two issues, this issue with a cancel title. The first French mission to Siam (modern Thailand) came about as a result of an invitation of Constantine Phaulkon, a Greek adventurer who by a curious twist of fate had become prime minister of Siam. In response to Phaulkon's urging that the king of Siam was ripe for conversion, Louis XIV agreed to send an embassy. The Marquis de Chaumont was selected as ambassador, assisted by the Abbé de Choisy. Six Jesuit fathers were willing to accompany the mission. Tachard stayed with the Siamese mission as geographer; the other five continued to China, where they helped establish the French mission at Peking. Tachard returned to France with the ambassador in December 1685, taking with them Kosa Pan, an official of the Siamese court, as an ambassador to the French king. The embassy reached France in June 1686 and stayed there until March 1687, during which time Tachard wrote this account, before himself returning to Siam on a second expedition. The book also describes the expedition's sojourn at the Cape Colony, where, despite Dutch suspicion of French designs in the region, they received a hospitable welcome from the governor, Simon van der Stel, and the Cape Commissioner Van Rheede. Tachard describes Van der Stel as popular and efficient; they had long conversations and discussed the governor's expedition to Namaqualand and the plants and animals observed. While at the Cape the Jesuits were given the use of a house and a building in the Company's garden from which to make astronomical observations. Local Catholics flocked to visit the Jesuits in their "little observatory" where Tachard made a determination of the longitude of the settlement. Tachard's friendship with Van der Stel's artist, Hendrik Claudius, caused concern as it was thought that Claudius was giving too much political and economic information to the French and later led to him being removed from the Cape. Mendelssohn mentions that Claudius gave Tachard a map of South Africa showing the distribution of "the inhabitants of the country and the rarest animals". This could be the map facing page 66. The illustrations include two pictures of the inhabitants of the Cape Colony (one of Hottentots and one of Namaqua people), as well as several animals and reptiles. The book is well-held institutionally but scarce in commerce: auction records going back to 1957 show only four copies sold in that period. Mansell, South African Bibliography (1979), Vol. 4, p. 455; Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography (1957); Wing T96. See Anna Smith, Notes on Claudius (1952) p. 11. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wien in Oesterreich, 1683, d. 1. January". Kupferstich nach Daniel Suttinger von Johann Christoph Weigel.

      Dresden, Mathesius, 1688 - Nebehay-W. 729, 1. - Schönes Gesamtansich der Stadt Wien von der Laimgrube (d. i. Südwesten) aus, knapp vor der zweiten Türkenbelagerung. - Daniel Suttinger (ca. 1640 - ca. 1690) hielt sich ab 1671/1672 ständig in Wien auf. "Bereits ab 1672 war er mit der Anfertigung eines (verschollenen) Holzmodells der Stadt Wien beauftragt, das er 1680 ablieferte und das eine Grundlage für den Anguissola-Marinoni-Plan bildete. Ab 1676 schuf er qualitätvolle Stadtprofile beziehungsweise Ansichten Wiens von Norden und Süden aus, von denen fünf überliefert sind (drei als Federzeichnungen, zwei als Stiche des 1683 in Wien weilenden Nürnberger Kupferstechers Johann Christoph Weigel). Während der Zweiten Türkenbelagerung (1683) war Suttinger in Wien und stand in engem Kontakt mit dem Oberstleutnant und Oberingenieur Georg Rimpler, dessen Festungsmanier Suttinger später in zwei Schriften verteidigte. Noch 1683 erhielt Suttinger den Titel eines Hauptmanns, im selben Jahr entstand eine Vogelschau des westlichen Teils der Stadt mit türkischen Laufgräben und Minen (circa 1:2.700), die Suttinger auch selbst stach (danach schuf er auch ein [verschollenes] Holzmodell), 1687 folgte ein Plan der Entsatzschlacht mit Darstellung der Umgebung Wiens (verschollene Federzeichnung, 1688 durch Mauritius Bodenehr in Dresden gestochen, circa 1:18.000). 1688 veröffentlichte er auch einen Bericht über die Belagerung. 1684 stellte Suttinger einen (nach 1939 verschollenen) Grundrissplan der Stadt Wien fertig (Federzeichnung, circa 1:1.800), der die Namen der Hausbesitzer enthielt und heute nur in Reproduktionen überliefert ist. 1688 begegnet uns Suttinger als Oberhauptmann der Kurfürstlich-Sächsischen Feldartillerie in Dresden" (Wien Gewschichte Wiki). - Auf zwei zusammengesetzten Blättern gedruckt. Etwas gebräunt bzw. angestaubt, stellenweise leicht fleckig. Mit den üblichen alten Faltstellen, in den Bildecken jeweils kl. Quetschfalte. Rückseitig 1/4 des Blattes von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Aus: Danier Suttinger, Entsatz Der Kayserlichen Haubt- und Residenz-Stadt Wien in Oesterreich.

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        The Alcoran of Mahomet

      London: printed and are to be sold by Randal Taylor,, 1688. Translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and Resident for the French King, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the Satisfaction of all that Desire to look into the Turkish Vanities. To which is prefixed, the Life of Mahomet, the Prophet of the Turks, and Author of the Alcoran. With a Needful Caveat, or Admonition, for them who desire to know what Use may be made of, or if there be Danger in reading the Alcoran. Folio (368 x 232 mm). Contemporary panelled sheep, rebacked to style, edges sprinkled red. Contemporary ownership inscription, "H. S. G.", to the initial blank. Slightly rubbed, skilful restoration to extremities and lower outer corners, light scattered craquelure, 2 superficial worm-tracks to rear board, inner hinges partially cracked, but sound, marginal browning to pastedowns and free endpapers, front free endpaper chipped, title page soiled and with old restoration to upper outer corner, mild undulation to text-block, occasional light spotting or soiling to margins, worm-track to upper inner corner from sig. Hh to rear pastedown, the text never affected. A very good copy. First folio edition of the first English translation of the Qur'an. The "Needful Caveat" is signed Alexander Ross (c.1590-1654), who was chaplain to King Charles I and is usually assumed to have been responsible for the translation as a whole, which was first published in 1649 in quarto and octavo editions. It was based on the first edition in French, which had appeared in 1647. The work was originally intended for royal dedication but was not ready by the time of Charles's execution in January 1649; on 19 March parliament issued a warrant to seize all copies of the book and Ross was summoned before a parliamentary committee, though the translation was eventually published several weeks later, with a prefatory address entitled "The Translator to the Christian Reader" together with Ross's caveat; there is also a 13-page "Life of Mahomet". Ross's caveat, which compares Islam to other historical heresies from the Old Testament and classical antiquity, demonstrates an "interest in comparative religion [which] reflects a new, albeit highly sceptical engagement with Islamic doctrine" (Birchwood, Staging Islam in England: Drama and Culture, 1640-1685, p. 67). Although the English translation was made directly from the French without reference to Arabic, it proved highly influential in continental Europe, and was the basis for further versions in Dutch, German, and Russian (Leaman, ed., The Qur'an: An Encyclopaedia, p. 667). Taylor also published an octavo edition in the same year, of which copies occasionally appear for sale; this folio version is highly uncommon, with no copies traced at auction.

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