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        La place Navone

      Parigi 1692 - Veduta della città edita a Parigi da Pierre Aveline, allivo di Gabrielle Perelle, dal quale riprende molto la maniera di incidere. Lastra nella tiratura di Pierre Crepy, databile circa al 1730. La veduta fa parte di una serie dedicata a tutte le città del mondo. Acquaforte, lievo restauri ai margini bianchi, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Dimensioni 325 215mm

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        Prospetto del Castello e Ponte Sant'Angelo di Roma restaurato e abbellito con li Angeli e le ferrate da papa Clemente Nono dato in luce con la dimostratione dell'artificiosa Girandola l'anno 1773

      Roma 1692 - Splendida veduta, di formato orizzontale, di ponte e Castel S. Angelo con la Girandola. L'incisione fu pubblicata per la prima volta da Matteo Gregorio de Rossi nel 1692, e ristampata da Carlo Losi nel 1773. L’illustrazione commemora l’inaugurazione di ponte S.Angelo dopo l’abbellimento con dieci Angeli marmorei con strumenti della passione di Cristo, disegnati da Bernini ed eseguiti in collaborazione con i più noti scultori del tempo. Acquaforte, foxing occasionale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Beautiful horizontal-format view of Ponte and Castel S.Angelo with Girandola. The etching was published for the first time by Matteo Gregorio de Rossi, in 1692, and reprint by Carlo Losi in 1773. The work commemorates the restoration of the Ponte S. Angelo, with the statues of the Angels, designed by Bernini. Etching,occasional foxing, in very good condition. Dimensioni 670 447mm

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        [Complete set of counterproof plates of globe gores and calottes for a 3 5-foot diameter celestial globe]

      Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [ca 40 x 25.5 cm, with folded sheets measuring 40 x 51.5 cm]. 48 engraved plates of celestial globe gores, 2 plates of the polar culottes, and 2 further plates of equatorial rings, horizon circles, etc. Bound in contemporary carta rustica, sheets untrimmed, housed in a purpose-made quarter-vellum box. An excellent copy. Exceedingly rare complete set of the counter-proof version of the engraved gores for Coronelli's 3.5-foot celestial globe. This issue is before the addition of the engraved captions and figures; it was intended to show the heavens as they would appear to an observer on earth, as opposed to the conventional celestial globe that represents the stars as seen on an imaginary sphere from the outside. This copy is in exceptional original condition: a set of untrimmed sheets in their original binding, exactly as they would be received by a globe maker. On 7 December 1692 Sr Carlo Malavista, in a lecture on the development of astronomy at the Accademia Fisico-Matematica in Rome, described Coronelli's globes as the most perfect yet produced. He ends his peroration with remarks on the difficulty of using a celestial globe. "Both these globes give to the eye the appearance of being equal, but they are not equally useful to the eyes of the mind, that is, the intelligence, because to express the earth on a globe can be very well done, because the earth is in the shape of a ball on which we walk. The sky on the other hand is the opposite of this. As we stand on the earth the sky is above us, and we observe it as concave and not convex." It was the accepted convention, as Malavista pointed out, to depict the heavens on a celestial globe as they would appear to an observer beyond the heavens. Malavista continued: "To make it easier to understand, the illustrious Giovanni Ciampini, Director of the Academy, has thought fit to have the celestial globe of Coronelli divided into two halves in concave form, so that the stars are seen in their proper location, agreeing with the way we look at them in the sky..." This is the first record in print of Coronelli's concave globes. When Coronelli issued in 1693 a new edition of the celestial globe with fewer names of constellations, he put the proposed innovation into practice by producing the globe in two versions, convex and concave. In Coronelli's account of his travels of 1696-97, Viaggi d'Italia in Inghilterra (1697), a 'Notice to the Public on the globes of Father Coronelli' is appended to vol. II (pp. 204-5). This reports that the celestial globes have been printed, some in convex forms, some in concave form, and that they have been made in this way, not through the mistake of the author, as some so knowledgeable people thought, but for their greater usefulness. The Accademia degli Argonauti made the same point in 1704: "critics construed as a mistake" what was done with the greatest erudition and for the use of our astronomers, namely that our Cosmographer engraved the celestial globe in concave and convex..." A mounted example of the gores for the "concave" globe is recorded in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum' (Helen Wallis, preface to the facsimile edition of the Libro dei globi Venice 1693 (1701), Amsterdam 1(1969) p. ix. which omits 2 of the plates missing from the BL example reproduced here) This 'concave' version, as distinct from the more standard 'convex version,' was produced by counter-proofing the original plates, not by re-engraving them: A strongly inked impression of the 'convex version' would be made on a sheet of impermeable paper, and then a second impression immediately made from that sheet while the ink was still wet, so that the plate image is reversed. The final two plates in our copy are not part of the Libro dei globi but are added and appear to be pattern plates for globe makers.

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        Peloponneso oggi Morea, Conquistata dall'Armi della Serenis. Repub. Di Venezia

      Venezia 1692 - Carta geografica della Morea tratta dal Corso Geografico Universale di Coronelli. Incisione in rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. From "Corso Geografico Universale" by Coronelli, without text on verso. Engraved in Coronelli's flamboyant and unique style. Dimensioni 630 470mm

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        Complete set of counterproof plates of globe gores and calottes for a 3.5-foot diameter celestial globe].

      - 48 engraved plates of celestial globe gores, 2 plates of the polar culottes, and 2 further plates of equatorial rings, horizon circles, etc. Bound in contemporary carta rustica, sheets untrimmed, housed in a purpose-made quarter-vellum box. An excellent copy. Exceedingly rare complete set of the counter-proof version of the engraved gores for Coronelli¿s 3.5-foot celestial globe. This issue is before the addition of the engraved captions and figures; it was intended to show the heavens as they would appear to an observer on earth, as opposed to the conventional celestial globe that represents the stars as seen on an imaginary sphere from the outside. This copy is in exceptional original condition: a set of untrimmed sheets in their original binding, exactly as they would be received by a globe maker. On 7 December 1692 Sr Carlo Malavista, in a lecture on the development of astronomy at the Accademia Fisico-Matematica in Rome, described Coronelli¿s globes as the most perfect yet produced. He ends his peroration with remarks on the difficulty of using a celestial globe. ¿Both these globes give to the eye the appearance of being equal, but they are not equally useful to the eyes of the mind, that is, the intelligence, because to express the earth on a globe can be very well done, because the earth is in the shape of a ball on which we walk. The sky on the other hand is the opposite of this. As we stand on the earth the sky is above us, and we observe it as concave and not convex.¿ It was the accepted convention, as Malavista pointed out, to depict the heavens on a celestial globe as they would appear to an observer beyond the heavens. Malavista continued: ¿To make it easier to understand, the illustrious Giovanni Ciampini, Director of the Academy, has thought fit to have the celestial globe of Coronelli divided into two halves in concave form, so that the stars are seen in their proper location, agreeing with the way we look at them in the sky.¿ This is the first record in print of Coronelli¿s concave globes. When Coronelli issued in 1693 a new edition of the celestial globe with fewer names of constellations, he put the proposed innovation into practice by producing the globe in two versions, convex and concave. In Coronelli¿s account of his travels of 1696-97, Viaggi d¿Italia in Inghilterra (1697), a ¿Notice to the Public on the globes of Father Coronelli¿ is appended to vol. II (pp. 204-5). This reports that the celestial globes have been printed, some in convex forms, some in concave form, and that they have been made in this way, not through the mistake of the author, as some so knowledgeable people thought, but for their greater usefulness. The Accademia degli Argonauti made the same point in 1704: ¿critics construed as a mistake¿ what was done with the greatest erudition and for the use of our astronomers, namely that our Cosmographer engraved the celestial globe in concave and convex.¿ A mounted example of the gores for the ¿concave¿ globe is recorded in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum¿ (Helen Wallis, preface to the facsimile edition of the Libro dei globi Venice 1693 (1701), Amsterdam 1(1969) p. ix. which omits 2 of the plates missing from the BL example reproduced here) This ¿concave¿ version, as distinct from the more standard ¿convex version,¿ was produced by counter-proofing the original plates, not by re-engraving them: A strongly inked impression of the ¿convex version¿ would be made on a sheet of impermeable paper, and then a second impression immediately made from that sheet while the ink was still wet, so that the plate image is reversed. The final two plates in our copy are not part of the Libro dei globi but are added and appear to be pattern plates for globe makers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cabinet de la bibliotheque de Sainte Genevieve. Divisé en deux parties. Contenant les Antiquités de la Religion des Chrétiens, des Egyptiens et des Romains, des tombeaux des poids et des médailles, des monnaies des pierres antiques gravées et des minéraux, des talismans, des lampes antiques, des animaux les plus rares et les plus singuliers, des Coquilles les plus considérables, des fruits étrangers et quelques plantes exquises.

      Dezallier, Paris 1692 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-folio (45,2 x 29 cm) de (6)-224-(8) pp., 45 planches numérotées, 2 titres et 1 portrait gravés, veau granité, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Éditon originale illustrée de 2 titres frontispices, 2 vignettes, 1 portrait de l'auteur et 45 planches numérotées dont 5 sur double page - collation conforme à la table, le tout gravé par Frantz Ertinger. La plus belle description du cabinet de Sainte Geneviève établie par son procureur général le Père Claude Du Molinet (1620-1687) qui avait commencé dès 1660 à recueillir les éléments du cabinet définitivement installé en 1675 avec la bibibliothèque dans le but affirmé "d'être utile aux Sciences, aux Mathématiques, à l'Astronomie, à l'optique, à la géométrie et surtout à l'histoire soit naturelle, soit Antique, soit moderne". Par ailleurs vers 1671, les génovéfains avaient reçu en don une partie importante des collections de Peiresc et Du Molinet s'attacha particulièrement à leur description. « Du Molinet ne croit plus guère aux légendes qui s'attachaient à bon nombre de curiosités, mais ces curiosités sont toujours là, oiseaux de paradis, corne de licorne, caméléon, main de sirène : tout le répertoire et familier des cabinets de curiosités est présent et l'auteur se sent toujours obligé de rapporter les vieux récits, même s'il prend quelque distance. » (Schnapper). Bel exemplaire à grandes marges sur grand papier. Ex-libris J. B. surmonté d'un heaume. Restaurations discrètes. Catalogue Lacombe, 2460 ; Antoine Schnapper, Le Géant, la licorne et la tulipe. Les cabinets de curiosités en France au XVIIe siècle, p. 282.

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        Horae Diurnae Breviarii Romani, Ex Decreto Sacro-Sancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum, PII V. Pont. Max. jussu editum, & Clementis VIII. primum, nunc denuo Urbani PP.VIII. auctoritate recognitum

      Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Petrum Valfray, 1692. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. A late seventeenth century Latin liturgical book containing rites of the Catholic church, including prayers, hymns, readings, and notations for daily use. It includes a Commune Sanctorum, a collection of psalms, readings, and notes common to a category of saints. There is a ten page handwritten supplement in Latin bound in following the Commune Sanctorum, a handwritten small sheet tipped in between pages 386-387, and a clipping from another contemporary book affixed to back of title page. Bound in contemporary full leather with gilt ruling and ornaments to covers. Gilt decorated spine with five compartments. Chipping, bumping and a small crack to leather at lower edge of spine. Hinges are tender. Printed in black and red with small illustration to title page and two full page engravings. Missing free endpapers. Very good. Bookplate of previous owner affixed to front pastedown. 454 pages; Sanctorum: i-cxxx pages. REL/042415.

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        Prolegomena in Scripturam Sacram. Ubi...propositiones 26, 27 et 28 circa restrictiones mentales à Innocentio XI damnatae...exponuntur. Duo theologiae moralis Principes et ambo inse summo Venerabiles ob insignes et heroicas suas virtutes Frater Leander a Sanctissimo Sacramento et Pater Thomas Sanchez à quorumdam recentiorum calumnia vindicantur, et infallibilitas Summi Pontificis in definiendo ex Cathedra seorsim et independenter à Concilio Generali et Ecclesiae consensu accedente, adversus Illustrissimum Clerum Gallicanum et Gallicanae Ecclesiae libertatum vindices defensatur. Auctore P. Fr. Ioánne a S. Thoma, Navarro... Ordinis Discalceatorum S. S. Trinitatis.

      Salamanca: Salmanticae, apud Viduam Lucae Perez, 1692. 4to.; 12 hs., 456 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        Antiquitas Ecclesiae dissertationibus monumentis ac notis illustrata opera et studio. Tomus I: Continens opus chronologicum ac Caesaris imperio usque ad Iustiniani obitum. ... multaque Antiquitatis monimenta ad haec spectantia nunc primum ex MSS. Codicibus exhibentur, notis & variis lectionibus illustrantur. Tomus II: continens Opus Geographico-Hierarchicum. De Institutione Ecclesiarum per orbem universum à Christo, & Apostolis, ac Apostolorum Principe Petro, eiusque Successoribus Romanis Pontificibus facta. ... ex MSS. codicibus pro magna parte nunc primum erutae Dissertationibus, Appendice, & monumentis Geographicis illustrantur. Opus posthumum

      Romae (Rome), Typis Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1692-1697. 2 vols. Folio (33,5x23 cm). Vol.1: Contemporary vellum with morocco title-label, edges painted. Vol. 2: Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with ribbons, with morocco title-label (covers sl. spotted and discolored). Vol. I: xxxii,652 (p.497-652: Appendix),(xviii: Index),(ii: Errata) and (ii inserted improved ! Errata) pp. Vol. II: xxxviii,(ii),904 pp. (p. 493-792: Appendix, p. 793-904: Index, printed in 3 columns). Printed in 2 columns. With 3 engraved vignettes, engraved plate (medals), woodcut in text (coin) and folding genealogical table. Convent-stamp on title vol. I and stamps on fly-leaf vol. II; a few sl.brown spots, some pages sl. browned, but in all a fine set. Different old ownership-inscriptions. Not uniformly bound: vellum and leather but bindings in fine condition. DACL Leclercq, T.IX,451: "on y rencontre d'excellentes etudes, particulièrement en Tome II, telles les dissertations II et III (reproduites par Rocaberti). La pièce principale du Tome I est une dissertation 'de antiquis romanorum pontificum catalogis ex quibus Liber Pontificalis concinnatus fuit et de Libri Pontificalis auctore et praesantia', précédant l'édition en 3 colonnes parallèles du catalogue libérien, de l'abrégé félicien (texte du Vat. Reg. 1127, avec des variantes Paris 1451) et du texte complet (jusqu'à Felix IV) du Liber Pontificalis (d'après l'édition de Mayence)".

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        La Morée et les isles de Zante, Cefalonie, S.te Maure, Cerigo &c.

      1692. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 560x850. Bel cartiglio in basso a sin. che al centro riporta il Leone veneto circondato da dodici piante di fortezze del Peloponneso. Sanson è il fondatore della moderna cartografia francese; alla fine della sua dinastia le lastre vennero acquisite da JaillotOttimo esemplare che presenta qualche macchia ed una lieve stampa in controparte del colore ossidato.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Gnadenbild. - Herzogspital., "Wahre Abbildung der Schmertzhafft- und Wunderthettige Mueter Gottes ... bey dem Herzog Spittal in München" usw. Bekrönte Ganzfigur der Mutter Gottes mit Schwert, Sternennimbus und Engelweisung, darüber der Kruzifixus. Sie stehen in einer "mit Goldt und Marmor kostbahr geziehrten" Altararchitektur, die "die Churfürstl. Gnedigiste Herrschafften Maximilian Emmanuel und dero Frau Gemahlin Maria Antonia ... aufsezen lassen den 28. Merzen Ao. 1692." Unten die Inschrift.

      Kupferstich von Michael Wening, dat. 1692, 65 x 36 cm. Nicht bei Maillinger und Lentner. - Sorgfältig mit altem Bütten angerändert. Schöner, gleichmäßiger Druck. - Extrem selten! Heiligenbilder, Andachtsbilder, Gnadenbilder, München, Oberbayern, Wallfahrtsorte

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        Miscellaneous Essays: by Monsieur St. Evremont. Translated out of French. With a Character, by a Person of Honour here in England [i.e., Knightley Chetwood]. Continued by Mr. Dryden

      London: John Everingham, 1692. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. [16], 376pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked, new endpapers. Very good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. [16], 376pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Dryden contributed the last half of the "Character." A second volume of Essay appeared two years later. Saint-Evremont (1613-1703) was exiled in 1663 for criticizing Mazarin's treaty with Spain (1659) and spent the rest of his life in the English courts of Charles II, James II, and William III. "A man of sceptical and epicurean temperament, one of the most distinguished of the 'libertins', he wrote with light, sober, witty elegance short disquisitions on many subjects, literary and other, and his literary criticism had considerable influence in England, where he was on intimate terms with courtiers such as Buckingham and writers such as Hobbes, Waller, and Cowley ... " - Oxford Companion to French Literature. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. Macdonald 137(1)

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        Summa diversorum tractatuum, in quibus quamplurimæ vniuersi iuris selectiores, methodicæ, practicæ, ac decisiuæ conclusiones circa iudicia, contractus, vltimas voluntates, & delicta, ad forum sæculare, ecclesiasticum, & consientiæ spectantes, ordine alphabetico ad instar vberrimi repertorii habentur . Tomus primus [-quartus] .

      Venetiis, apud Paulum Balleonium 1692 - 4 volumi in fol.,Vol. 1: pp. [16], 510, [62], 150, [2]; Vol.2: pp. 4, 463, 69, 178 ; Vol. 3: pp. 4, 448, 66, 116 . Vol. 4: pp. 442, 46; 12, 200, 40. Marca sul front. del v. 1; sui front. dei v. 2-4;nei fregi presenti agli inizi dei singoli libri. Marca editoriale Un'aquila bicipite con una corona tra le due teste; al centro uno stemma con le iniziali PB intrecciate simmetricamente. Editio veneta, innumeris accessionibus à Guido Antonio Sabello I.C. Auctoris filio diligenter collectis, & sparsim hoc signo [mano] notatis, locupletata. Rilegatura coeva in t. pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Vari interventi di restauro ai piatti. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1200 euro.

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        Ducatus Cliviae Pars':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 38. - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Hünxe-Drevenack, Emmerich / Griethausen / Kleve, Goch-Gaesdonck und Kamp-Lintfort. - Die Städte Kleve, Emmerich, Rees, Wesel, Rheinberg, Alpen, Xanten, Kalkar und Goch mit Befestigungsplänen. - Unten mittig Titelkartusche. - Seltene Karte!

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        Instruction familière sur les pières communes & publiques du Matin & du soir.

      Paris André Pralard Format: 12° [18] 267 [3] S Mit kleiner Holzschnitt-Titelvignette Weinrot-brauner geglätteter Maroquinband der Zeit über 4 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung Deckel mit dreifacher Filetenvergoldung und großen Eckfleurons Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt Kapital mit kaum sichtbarer Abschürfung Gelenke leicht von oben eingerissen kaum beschabt minimal bestoßen 1692 - In keiner Bibliothek weltweit nachweisbar*** Erste Ausgabe. Prachtvoll gebundenes Exemplar eines außergewöhnlich seltenen französischen Gebetbuchs mit Anleitung zur christlichen Religionsausübung in der Familien mit Morgen- wie Abendgebeten: "Quoyqu'on ait déja donné plusieurs Formules des Prières publiques & communes qu'on peut faire au matin & au soir dans les familles chrestiennes, on a crû toutefois pouvoir encore publier celles-ci comme étant plus en ordre & plus instructives que celles qui ont parû jusques-ici". Herausgegeben wurde das Büchlein von dem Pariser Schriftsetzer und Drucker Pierre Aubouyn (1640?-1712) mit der Approbation "De Monsieur Courcier Docteur de la Maison & Société de Sorbonne, Chanoine & Théologal de Paris" (datiert am 8. April 1690) sowie mit weiteren Genehmigungen von Geistlichen der theologischen Fakultät der Sorbonne (Blampignon de S. Médéric, Presdeseigle de Sens, L. Hideux des SS. Innocens, L. Ellies Dupin, Professeur Royal). Der reizende Einband aus geglättetem weinroten Maroquin ist am Rücken mit leuchtendem floralen Goldstempeln geprägt und zeigt auf den Deckeln zwei konzentrische Rechteckfelder jeweils aus dreifachen Goldfileten mit feinsten Eckfleurons. Gegen Anfang und Ende leicht leimschattig, sonst kaum fleckig. Das Exemplar ist durchgehend sauber mit roter Tinte regliert. In keiner Bibliothek der Welt über KVK und auch nicht im Worldcat nachzuweisen – äußerst selten. Nicht bei Barbier und Goldsmith. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Epistolae omnes, partim ab auctore latino sermone Conscriptae, partim cum Responsis Doctorum Virorum ex Gallico translatae: In quibus omnis generis quaestiones philosophicae tractantur...

      Knochii, 1692. 3 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, cc.nn. 4 + pp. 340 + 2 cc.nn. (1° vol.) + cc.nn. 2 + pp. 351 + 2 cc.nn. (2° vol.) + cc.nn. 8 + pp. 374, i volumi sono arricchiti da numerose piccole inc. schematiche nel t. Front. fig. Antip. del primo vol. con ricca inc. raffigurante l'autore. Mende ai dorsi.

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        Iunan, Queicheu, e Quangsi Provincie della China. Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi.

      Venice: 1692 - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 60.5 x 45 cm. Fine condition A beautiful map with decorative cartouche and decorated scale. The map also bears the name of Padoani, Dom., who sold maps for Coronelli in Venice.

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        OPUS MERLINI COCAII poetae mantuani Macaronicoum. Totium in pristinam formam per me Magistrum Acquarium Lodolam optimo redactum, in his infra notatis titulis divisum. Zanitonella, quae de amore Tonellli erga Zaninam tractat. Phantasiae Macaroncon, divisum in viginti quinque Macaronicis,. Moscheae Facetus liber in tribus partis divisus. Libellus Epistolarum & Epigrammatum.

      Abraham van Somerem,, Amsterdam [ma Napoli], 1692 - in-8, pp. (32), 419, (4), bella leg. p. pelle coeva con tripla cornice oro ai piatti, fregi, nervi e tass. al d. Magnifica ediz. in bel carattere ed elegantemente impressa. Ritr. del Folengo inc. in rame in antip. Fregi e final. xilogr. Con 25 belliss. vignette in rame a m. pag. Contiene alcune delle opere più significative dell’A.: Zanitonella, Maccheronee, Moscheide, Epistole ed Epigrammi, da cui traspare l’ironico e inconfondibile stile del poeta mantovano, monaco benedettino (Mantova 1491 - Campese di Bassano 1544). Picc. dif. alla cerniera del piatto ant. Parenti p. 18. Graesse II, 608. Belliss. esempl. su carta finissima in barbe. [059]

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        Arithmétique pratique et raisonnée, où l'on void la manière de se servir utilement des nombres, pour régler tous les comptes qui conviennent aux fermiers généraux & particuliers; aux traitans, aux marchands, aux banquiers, aux ingénieurs, aux toiseurs, aux arpenteurs, &c.

      Paris, Chardon, 1692. ____ Le mathématicien bourguignon Claude Irson était "juré teneur de livres pour l'ordre et l'examen, la vérification et liquidation de toutes sortes de comptes". Ses ouvrages sont importants pour l'histoire de la comptabilité à partie double. C'est à lui qu'on doit l'emploi du mot "Bilan' qui remplaça le mot "Balance" pour caractériser les situations comptables annuelles. C'est ici un traité d'arithmétique appliquée. Publié pour la première fois sous le titre d' "Arithmétique universelle" (1674), cette dernière édition est la plus étendue, et ne sera suivie que d'un abrégé. Bon exemplaire. *****. In-4. [250 x 180 mm] Collation : (14) pp., 1 tabl. dépl. 557, (2) pp. Veau, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité historique des monnoyes de France, avec leurs figures, depuis le commencement de la Monarchie jussqu'à présent. Augmenté d'une dissertation historique sur quelques monnoyes de Charlemagne, de Louis le Debonnaire, de Lothaire & de leurs successeurs, frappées dans Rome

      1692. A Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier 1692, In-4 plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs trés orné, piéce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. 12 pages pour la préface, xxxvi pages pour "PROLEGOMENES SERVANT D'INTRODUCTION AU TRAITE HISTORIQUE DES MONNOYES DE FRANCE", + 331 pages pour le TRAITE + 12 pages pour la table des matiéres et enfin 204 pages pour la DISSERTATION HISTORIQUE. Bien complet du fronspice. 59 planches en hors texte d'une trés belle qualité d'impression et nombreuses figures dans le texte. Contient également une TABLE CONTENANT ANNEE PAR ANNEE LES PRIX DU MARC D'OR ET D'ARGENT DEPUISL'AN 1144, LE NOM DES ESPECES, LEUR LOY, LEUR POIDS ET LEUR VALEUR. Petit manque de cuir en queue, frontispice et page de titre brunis en bords avec un manque de papier au frontispice, néanmoins trés bon exemplaire pour cet ouvrage de référence en numismatique.

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        Historia Salisburgensis. Hoc est, Vitae Episcoporum, Et Archiepiscoporum Salisburgensium; Nec non Abbatum Monasterij S. Petri ibidem. Ac Quae Per Illos Ab Anno Domini 582. per XI. continua saecula, usque ad annum 1687. gesta fuere, Historica Relatione Proposita. Intermixtis insuper Rebus memorabilibus, quae illorum temporibus passim in Orbe Terrarum contigerunt.

      Salisburgi, Mayr,1692. 31 x 22 cm. [20] Bl., 1278 S., [28] Bl. Original Pappband der Zeit mit R

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        Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest

      1692. First Edition . [LOCKE, John]. Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money. London: Printed for Ansham and John Churchill, 1692. Small octavo (3-3/4 by 6 inches), 19th-century three-quarter brown calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels, marbled boards. $15,000.First edition of Locke’s important economic tract, “one of the scarcest and also one of the most important of his writings on mercantile and monetary theory” (AMEX Bank Library 269).After the Revolution Settlement of 1688, the question of lowering the rate of interest was topical: many London merchants wanted cheap money and Locke was thus prompted to look at his ‘old essay’ and prepare it for publication under the title Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest. “Locke controverts the view of Sir Josiah Child that the rate of interest could be fixed at a low rate, say 4 percent, by law. Locke, though ready to approve of a legal rate of 6 percent, argues that ‘generally speaking’ the price of the hire of money cannot be fixed by law; and that any attempt to fix the rate of interest below ‘the true and natural value’ can only harass trade and is sure to be defeated by the devices of expert traders” (Palgrave II:632-33). “The reasoning exhibited… gave Locke a permanent place among the founders of political economy. Locke showed conclusively the fallacy of [Secretary to the Treasury] Lowndes’ schemes for altering the standard, and the bill passed in April 1696 for the restoration of the coinage was in substantial accordance with Locke’s principles” (AMEX Bank Library 271). In Locke’s “magnificently hard-money discussion,” he “superbly put his finger on the supposed function of the Mint: to maintain the currency as purely a definition, or standard of weight of silver” (Rothbard, Economic Thought befoe Adam Smith, 321-22). “Locke’s writings on money and his arguments against devaluation have almost been regarded as gospels for ‘sound money’ men” (Li, Great Recoinage of 1696-9:104-5). The first edition of Some Considerations was published anonymously, but subsequent editions bore Locke’s name. This copy Yolton State A, bound without page 193 (errata). Attig 494. Kress 1792. Goldsmiths 2941. Wing L2760. ESTC R23025. OCLC lists 27 copies in institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Yale and Columbia. Interior quite clean, front joint a bit tender. Quite rare.

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        Silesia Inferiore, Dedicata Dal P. Cosmografo Coronelli, All'Illustri

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Vicenzo Maria Coronelli aus Corso Geografico Universale ., 1692-1694, 45 x 60 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 132. - Zeigt Niederschlesien. - Oben links

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        Les Avantures de Jacques Sadeur dans la découverte et le voiage de la Terre Australe. Contenant les coutumes & les moeurs des Australiens...

      Paris: Claude Barbin, 1692. Octavo, in contemporary mottled calf, spine panelled in gilt; fine armorial bookplate on front pastedown. A revised edition, prepared by François Raguenet, possibly from a manuscript by Foigny himself. The dangerously heretical nature of the first edition has been tempered here by concentrating on the fabulous rather than the social and political.One of the earliest and best of all imaginary voyages to Australia, Foigny's book refers to the inhabitants of his Terre Australe as "Australiens" - the first time that the term was used to describe an inhabitant of the southern continent.Foigny (c.1650-1692) had a turbulent life. A promising career as a Franciscan monk was scotched by his 'licentious behaviour' and he was forced to flee to Geneva and Protestantism. The narrative purports to be the dying gift of the sailor Sadeur to an anonymous narrator. Twice kidnapped and four times shipwrecked, Sadeur only survives when he is plucked from the sea by a gigantic winged monster which fortuitously drops him on the shores of Western Australia. Ashore, his luck continues: as an hermaphrodite himself (the Jesuit priests called him male as a convenience) Sadeur is especially acceptable to the hermaphroditic, asexual society that he discovers. The Australians' utopian rejection of the body is responsible for their society's rationality and harmony. In this world Sadeur's curiosity and levity about the topic is considered very de trop, yet worse his 'propensity to unseemly arousal' (Rees).As in many imaginary voyages - Swift's Houhnyhyms, and their debates about the extermination of the Yahoos represent perhaps the best known example - the perfection of the community tolerates no impurities. Thus, the otherwise detached Australians are involved in a brutal war of annihilation with the Fundian 'half-men': crucially, Sadeur cannot stomach the war, a fact only complicated when 'bored by decades of sexless bliss, rational discussions and indoctrinations, athletic exercises and peaceful gardening ... [Sadeur] falls for a female among the enemy' (Friederich).This important work, which combines several major traditions, is 'a major utopia, rich in satire and iconoclasm' (Gibson) and presents a narrative response to the strict regimentation of the utopia, particularly in the context of the Pacific (Spate comments: 'in part at least a send-up of Quiros').Although relatively more common than the 1676 and 1701 editions, this is still a very rare work on the market. Title slightly stained but a good copy, front flyleaf removed.

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        Mosellae et Rheni Confluxus. - Moguntiae - Person exc. - A 19':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 23. - Zeigt den Mosellauf von Treis bis zur Mündung in den Rhein und den Rheinlauf von Kaub bis Unkel. - Seltene Karte!

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        Gesamtansicht rheinabwärts gesehen; links die Pfalz; rechts Kaub und der Gutenfels ('Die Pfaltz n. Person exc. - A 15').

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 19. - Zeigt eine Ansicht vom Rhein auf die Pfalz und auf Kaub mit Gutenfels. - Seltene Ansicht!

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        Mosellae et Rheni Confluxus. - Moguntiae - Person exc.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 40 (1. Ausgabe - ohne die Nummer oben rechts) - Zeigt den Mosellauf von Treis bis zur Mündung in den Rhein und den Rheinlauf von Kaub bis Unkel. - Seltene Karte!

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        Le cuisinier royal et bourgeois, qui apprend à ordonner toute sorte de repas, e la meilleure maniere des ragouts les plus à la mode e le plus exquis. Ouvrage tres utile dans les familles, e singulierement necessaire à tous maitres à hotels, e ecuiers de cuisine. Seconde edition, revue e augmentée. A Paris, chez Charles de Sercy, 1693 (Colophon: de l'imprimerie de Laurent Rondet, 1692)

      Charles de Sercy, 1692. in-12, pp. (20), 505, (46), leg. in p. vitello, titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso a nervetti (cerniera ant. Fessurata). Impresa sul frontespizio, fregi e iniz. xilogr. Seconda edizione, rarissima, del libro di cucina più importante di Massialot. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1691, ebbe numerose edizioni e fu considerato autore fondamentale per la compilazione delle successive opere gastronomiche e per lo sviluppo dei ristoranti. La prima parte comprende modelli di menu distribuiti secondo le stagioni e pranzi realmente preparati dall'autore, mentre la seconda presenta per la prima volta le ricette proposte per ordine alfabetico, costituendo de facto un prodromo dei dizionari di cucina. Innovativi sono l'introduzione delle essenze nella preparazione dei fondi da cucina e l'utilizzo nelle ricette del cioccolato, fino ad allora considerato soltanto come bevanda. Ottimo esemplare, malgrado qualche fioritura e strappo al margine del ff. T2, con perdita di poche lettere; antico timbro con monogramma al frontesp.

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        Regno et Isola di Sicilia

      1692. "Carta geografica tratta dalla PRIMA EDIZIONE dell'atlante ""Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte"" edito da Antonio Bulifon. L'opera, interamente disegnata da Francesco Cassiano de Silva, è il primo atlante geografico interamente concepito, disegnato ed inciso a Napoli e rapprsenta il primo atlante sul Regno di Napoli. L'atlante è dedicato a Cosimo III de' Medici e stampato per la prima volta a Napoli nel 1692; una successiva edizione, postuma, viene curata dal nipote Luigi e stampata nel 1734 con il titolo Carte de' Regni di Napoli e di Sicilia. Una terza stesura viene pubblicata nel 1788. Esemplare nel secondo stato di tre, con il cartiglio vuoto, come nel primo stato, ma con diversa cornice decorativa. La modifica del cartiglio, rispetto alla prima tiratura, ha comportato qualche riposizionamento delle lettere dei testi, come per la E di MARE e la A di Grecia, nel mare Jonio; oppure la perdita di qualche lettera. Incisione in rame, intagliata da Cassiano da Silva, finemente colorata a mano, in eccellente stato di conservazione." "Nice map of Sicily taken from the first edition of the ""Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte"" published by Antonio Bulifon. The work, planned by Francesco Cassiano de Silva, is the first geographic atlas entirely planned, drawn and engraved in Naples and represents the first atlas about the Neapolitan Kingdom. The atlas is dedcated to Cosimo III de' Medici and printed in 1692; there is a postumous edition, edited by the nephew Luigi, and printed in 1734 with the title "" Carte de' Regni di Napoli e di Sicilia"". A third edition was published in 1788. Example in the second state, of three, with the right cartouche empty. Copperpalte, engraved by Cassiano da Silva, finely hand coloured, in excellent condition." Napoli Naples Valerio - Spagnolo , Sicilia 1477-1861, n. 146 p. 324 322 218

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        Giornale de Letterati del M.DC.XCII (1692) e primo di Modona.

      per gli eredi Cassiani, 1692. Ad ad'instanza de'Cozzi, e Capponi stampatori vescovali.In 8°; 12 fascicoli per un totale di pp. (10), 446 con 4 tavole di cui 2 ripiegate; cartonato editoriale coevo.Incisione calcografica al frontispizio raffigurante il recto e il verso di una medaglia (Franciscus II P. P. Margarita Farnensis e Felicitas Temp.).Il volume contiene:1 tavola ripiegata raffigurante i pozzi1 tavola illustrante un problema sollevato da Galileo1 tavola ripiegata illustrante parassiti (vermi) dei cani1 tavola raffigurante le 3 lune apparse contemporanemente in cielo la notte del 22 aprile 1691OTTIMO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE.Segnaliamo che uno dei precedenti prorpietari ha apposto la nota seguente: "dopo l'ultima carta ne mancano probabilmente alcune altre".Rarissimo.

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        LES MONTAGNES DES ALPES OU SONT REMARQUES LES PASSAGES DE FRANCE EN ITALIE. LE DUCHE' DE MILAN ET LES ESTATS DU DUC DE SAVOYE ETC.

      1692. La carta rappresenta la parte nord ovest dell'Italia settentrionale. Questo esemplare mette in evidenza quelle che sono le caratteristiche principali delle mappe francesi rispetto a quelle olandesi e tedesche, dalle quali si distinguono per la maggior cura dedicata al disegno ed alle decorazioni dei cartigli. Prorpio l'eleganza tecnica di queste carte fece sì che le stesse mappe fossero esportate e copiate nei paesi vicini fino all'inizio del XVIII sec.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 7; Arrigoni-Bertarelli n. 868; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 40. Aliprandi, vol. I, p. 183.

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments Teutsch, Doctor Martin Luthers. Auff gnädigste Verordnung Dess... Fürsten und Herrn Ernst, Herzogen zu Sachsen... Von etlichen Reinen Theologen dem eigentlichen Wort-Verstand nach, erkläret, ... Neben den christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, mit beygedruckt ... ein kurtzer ... Bericht von der Augspurgischen Confession.

      Nürnberg, Johann Andreae Endtners Seel. Söhne, 1692. Folio. (46 x 30 cm.). Contemp. full calf. Wear to top of spine. 2 compartments with old repairs. A closed tear to foot of spine. Remains of old gilting and title on spine. Spine rubbed. With 3 (of 4) clasps and catches in brass. Engraved titel and printed title in red/black. (38),(22),(66),686,950,(18) pp. A few brownspots on the first leaves. A dampstain in lower margin of the last 5 leaves. A few leaves in beginning and at end a bit frayed in right margins. A few leaves with loss of blank in margin. Internally in general clean and fine. With in all 42 engraved plates (incl. general title and portrait of Luther) and 1 engraved coat of arms (portraits, apostles, plates, parttitles, plans, map etc.). A few plates with dampstains to margins. This so-called "Weimerer-Bibel" or "Ernestinische Bibel" was first printed in 1641 and ran through 13 editions up to 1792.

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        Les caracteres de Theophraste traduits du grec : avec les caracteres ou les moeurs de ce siecle. Septième edition

      chez Estienne Michallet.. The original first edition was published in 1688, two other edition will follow, according to the first. This seventh edition that can be considered as the fifth first edition contains many additions. Title page red and black. Full Sheepskin brown time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Restorations caps, corners and joint. The characters were Heather implement a dynamic, constantly in motion. While the first edition puts more value in the translation of Characters of Theophrastus, editions from the 1689 fourth behave very many additions, and the fourth (first edition have been completed) has 764 points against 420 in the first The seventh that we propose in 1073 count from the original 420. The few handwritten marginal notes are intended to identify living characters in the satire, because the characters were primarily a painting of courtiers. Force Heather is having made universals guys. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Estienne Michallet. Paris 1692 grd. in-12 (10x17cm) (32) 679pp. (9). relié

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        Varios efectos de amor en onze novelas exemplares nuevas, nunca vistas ni impresas

      Lorenzo García, Madrid 1692 - Varios efectos de amor en onze novelas exemplares nuevas, nunca vistas ni impresas. Las cinco escritas sin una de la cinco letra vocales, y las otras de gusto y apacible entretenimiento. Compuestas por diferentes autores, los mejores Ingenios de España. Recogidas por Isidro de Robles, natural desta Coronada Villa de Madrid. Añadidas en esta Segunda Impressión., Madrid. Por Lorenzo García, año 1692. 4º., 6 hs. + 319 págs. Encuadernación de época en piel, con nervios y adornos florales en oro y tejuelo en lomo. Entre la novela V y la sexta un par de páginas con manchas de aceite. Se trata de una compilación de novelas de varios autores barrocos reeditadas con variantes por este librero madrileño como acicate de posibles nuevos lectores. Las primeras cinco novelas llamaron mucho la atención en su época por haber utilizado el artificio lingüístico del lipograma, consistente en escribir sin una de las vocales. Esta segunda edición, junto a la primera impresa también en Madrid en 1666 son muy raras, y difícilmente aparecen en el mercado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoires contenant Les vies des Hommes illustres & grands capitaines françois de de son temps [Ensemble] Memoires contenant les vies des Dames illustres de son temps

      Chez Jean Sambix (Elzevir). New edition elzevirienneBinding half vellum with corners contemporary. Smooth back Jansenist. Title and volume number to the black pen (now red, part V was added to the last volume, later). Chez Jean Sambix (Elzevir) A Leyde 1692 in-16 (7,5x12,6cm) (8) 417pp. et (4) 400pp. et (4) 442pp. et (2) 350pp. (2) et (6) 384pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        A brief disquisition of the law of nature,

      8vo., (98)396(4)pp., including the imprimatur leaf (with repair but no loss of printed surface) and two* advertisement leaves, minor general paper toning, early signature of D. Campbell at foot of title-page and another old signature crossed through in upper margin, contemporary calf, most appropriately rebacked to match, with raised bands and red morocco label gilt. A very good copy.Publisher: London: printed, and are to be sold by Richard Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane.Year: 1692Edition: First edition: rather scarce. Wing T.3583.

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        A Defence of the People of England ... in Answer to Salamsius's Defence of the King.

      Printed in the Year. 1692 [8], xxii, [2], 246, [2]pp. 8vo. Rust hole to M5 shaving several letters, light browning, bound without blank leaves A1 and A8. Expertly bound in recent full panelled calf, gilt decorated spine, morocco label. 19th century ownership inscr. of E. Wilson Holme & also Michael Foot.ESTC R9447. First edition of this translation by Joseph Washington, of Milton's Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio

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        Il Ducato di Soesia et il Marchesato di Moravia

      1692. Carta geografica , in bella coloritura coeva. Inserita in "Mercurio geografico overo Guida Geografica in tutte le parti del Mondo conforme le Tavole Geografiche del Sansone Baudran de Cantelli Data in luce con direttione, e cura di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi nella sua stamperia in Roma alla Pace all'insegna di Parigi con Priu: del S. Pont" edita a Roma alla fine del '600. Al verso testo manoscritto descrittivo con inchiostro bruno inerente la carta

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        Gesamtansicht, und 3 Ansichten von Heidelberger Schloß auf 2 Blatt.

      - Kupferstiche aus Happel, Historia Moderna, 1692, je 14 x 16,5 Seltene Ansichten.

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        The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq.

      London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1692. First edition of this rare posthumously published work on the nature of gases, seen through the press by Boyle's friend John Locke and containing some of Locke's own early meteorological observations. The product of Boyle's life's work on gases, the General History "is of special interest in that it sums up his ultimate conclusions" (Fulton, Boyle, p. 133). The work is of considerable importance in the history of science - not only did the views Boyle expressed here become the basis for the phlogiston theory of combustion, it also contained the first clear statement of the kinetic theory of gases, almost half a century before Daniel Bernoulli's Hydrodynamica. Only two other copies of Boyle's work have appeared at auction in the past 25 years.   "The book begins with an excellent definition which deserves to be quoted (p. 1): 'By the Air I commonly understand that thin, fluid, diaphanous, compressible and dilatable Body in which we breath, and wherein we move, which envelops the Earth on all sides to a great height above the highest Mountains; but yet is so different from the Aether [or Vacuum] in the intermundane or interplanetary Spaces, that it refracts the Rays of the Moon and other remoter Luminaries.' He then discusses the ingredients of the air, prefacing his remarks by the following prescient sentence (p. 3): 'I much suspect there lies yet something concealed in it, that needs a further Discovery, which may perhaps be made by further Trials,' It seems then not improbable to me', he goes on to say, 'that our Atmospherical Air may consist of three differing kinds of Corpuscles'" (Fulton, p. 134). "Although [his] explanation of the composition of the air is crude, it had the effect of directing attention to the fact that the atmosphere is not 'mere nothingness,' but a 'something' with a definite composition, and this served as a good foundation for future investigations. To be sure, Boyle was neither the first nor the only chemist who had suspected that the air was a mixture of gases, and not a simple one ... but Boyle's work was better known, and in its effect probably more important. But with all Boyle's explanations of the composition of air, he still believed that there was an inexplicable something, a 'vital substance,' which he was unable to fathom, and which later became the basis of Stahl's phlogiston theory. Commenting on this mysterious substance, Boyle says: 'The difficulty we find in keeping flame and fire alive, though but for a little time, without air, renders it suspicious that there be dispersed through the rest of the atmosphere some odd substance, either of a solar, astral, or other foreign nature; on account of which the air is so necessary to the substance of flame.' It was this idea that attracted the attention of George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a professor of medicine in the University of Halle, who later founded his new theory upon it" (H. S. Williams, A History of Science, Vol. 4, p. 7). "There follows a most remarkable passage on the 'Structure' of the air, which amounts virtually to a statement of the modern kinetic theory of gases. This is what he says (pp. 6-7): "Only I shall here intimate that though the Elastical Air seem to continue such, rather upon the score of its Structure, than any external Agitation; yet Heat, that is a kind of Motion, may make the agitated Particles strive to recede further and further from the Centers of their Motions, and to beat off those, that would hinder the freedom of their Gyrations and so very much add to the endeavour of such Air to expand it self. And I will allow you to suspect, that there may be sometimes mingled with the Particles that are springy, upon the newly mentioned Account, some others, that owe their Elasticity, not so much to their Structure, as their Motion, which, variously brandishing them and whirling them about, may make them beat off the neighbouring Particles, and thereby promote an expansive Endeavour in the Air, whereof they are Parts'" (Fulton, p. 134). "The kinetic theory of gases originated in the ancient idea that matter consists of tiny invisible atoms in rapid motion. In the 17th century this idea was revived and used to explain, among other phenomena, the properties of gases. The British chemist and physicist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), building on the work of several other 17th-century scientists, showed that air is 'elastic': it resists compression and expands to fill the available space ... Boyle mentioned two alternative atomistic explanations for air pressure: (1) air is composed of particles that repel each other, like coiled-up pieces of wool or springs; (2) air is composed of whirling particles that push each other away by impacts. The first hypothesis was taken up by Isaac Newton, who proved mathematically that if air pressure is due to the repulsion of neighboring particles, then the repulsive force must be inversely proportional to their distances. The second hypothesis, which Boyle associated with Descartes' etherial vortices, lacked a quantitative foundation in the 17th century, though it gained qualitative support from the common idea that heat is related to atomic motion and the observation that air pressure increases with temperature" (Brush, History of the Kinetic Theory of Gases, p. 2). "The later parts of the book are taken up with discussions of clouds, mist, wind, and an important series of barometric observations based on 'A Register kept by Mr (John) Locke, in Oxford' (from June 1666 to June 1683). Locke recorded, among other things, the state of the Oxford sky, and on 4 September 1666 he characterized it as 'Dim reddish Sunshine'. In a footnote Locke explains the observation as follows (p. 106): 'This unusual colour of the Air, which without a Cloud appearing, made the Sun-beams of a strange red dim Light, was very remarkable. We had then heard nothing of the Fire of London: But it appeared afterwards to be the Smoak of London then burning, which driven this way by an Easterly Wind, caused this odd Phenomenon.' A long and interesting letter from Locke, dated 'Ch. Ch. 5 May, 1666', relating to the barometer, is reprinted on pages 137-41" (Fulton, p. 134). Locke was uniquely well placed to see Boyle's book through the press: not only had he acted as informal executor after his mentor's death in December 1691, he had also made copies of some of Boyle's papers, thereby compensating for the loss of some of the originals. The project to compose a comprehensive history of the air "began in the early 1660s when Boyle set out a set of Heads or Titles as a guideline for the collaborative gathering of information. No copy of this printed list survives, but there are likely responses to it among Boyle's papers, some from the mid-1660s. Locke's letter of May 5, 1666, may have been one of these, since as well as including a barometric measurement, it recounts the effects of water in mineral streams mixed with air from the lead mines in Somerset. From the published work it is evident that Boyle's request had stimulated the participation of a range of observers - friends, travelers, virtuosi, and even royalty (the duke of York, in titles XX and XLVI) - thus marking it as a collaborative project of the Baconian kind ... However, the incoming papers do not seem to have been assigned to such Heads, and several manuscripts from the early 1680s reveal attempts at settling on a set of 'Titles' under which various letters and papers could be published. One of the Boyle manuscripts Locke copied was 'The Titles of the Naturall and Experimentall History of the Air'. This entry is dated 1682, and it was probably about this time that Locke began to help Boyle assemble the material. In preparing the text, he also added information from his own sources, including some gathered in Holland" (Yeo, Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science, p. 209). Wing B3981; Fulton, Boyle, 194; Christophersen, John Locke, p. 13; Harrison & Laslett, Library of John Locke, 460. 4to (190 x 157 mm), pp. xii, 259, [1], woodcut diagrams in the margins of pp. 133 & 135. Contemporary calf, some light wear to extremeties, internally fine and clean.

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        [Binding] Epitome rerum romanarum cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non numismata et antiqua monumenta . . . In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibiotheca Cl. Salmasii.

      Early Reprint Amstelaedami [Amsterdam] apud H. Westenium 1692 [roman numerals wit So-called second edition of "by far the most critical edition of Florus that appeared in the seventeenth century." (Dibdin) Edited by the German classical scholar Johann Georg Graevius, with extensive notes by the French classical scholar Claudius Salmasius at the foot of each page. Small, thick 8vo: [22],672,[673-674],561-588,[108],46pp, with engraved title page (by Romeyn de Hooghe) depicting the goddess Roma enthroned and adored by peoples of the world, letterpress title page in red and black with vignette, 29 copper-engraved full-page plates depicting medals and coins, folding table, ornamental borders, and decorative initials. Full contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt in five compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, covers ruled with corner pieces in blind, edges speckled red, plain period end papers with engraved armorial book plate of E[dwarf]. W[iliac]. Steakhouse (Franks 27808), a second plate just barely visible beneath. Binding tight and square; contents remarkably crisp, clean and bright. A spectacular example of this scarce and important edition (WorldCat lists only four copies). Dibdin (Greek and Roman classics), p. 349. Bibliotheca Splendidissima Rendorpiana 496. Landwehr (de Hooghe) 54. Moss I, p. 446, for first edition of 1680, calling it a "very learned and valuable edition, containing a critical and accurate text, and a very judicious selection of notes; it is undoubtedly the best edition which has yet been published." Gibson's Library, p. 126 (for later, Amsterdam edition). Brueggemann, pp. 7004-06, and Wing F1378, for various English editions. Fine ¶ Florus's rapid sketch of Roman military history, in four books, from the foundation of the city to the closing of the temple of Janis by Augusts (25 BC), tracing the rise and fall of Rome's military might. Often identified as the second edition (reprinted from the Utrecht edition of 1680), though Dibdin says erroneously so, this being a reprint of the Elusive edition of 1674, with additional notes and Graveness' preface. We have not been able to confirm either claim with certainty, but our search of bibliographic records that have come to light since Disdain's judgment, in 1808, make his pronouncement seem unlikely. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      1692. NON PRECISE. 1692. In-12.Etat d'usage. 1 lettre ancienne de 23.5 x 37 cm. Du Roi à M. le comte de Maicey colonel lieutenant du régiement Royal. En feuillet, livré sans couverture. Manque, mouillures.

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        Thaumatographia Theriotrophei Sacri. Das ist: Wunder-Beschreibung Deß Heiligen Thier-Garten/ Absonderlich Der Hirschen/ Zu Lob deß Schöpffers/ Und heilsamer Ergetzung der Geschöpffen. Mit raren Historien und seltsamen Begebenheiten außstaffieret/ Und zweyen Registern versehen / Durch Matthaeum Brändl/ Pfarrherrn und Seelsorgern zu Stetten.

      Augsburg, Utzschneider für Kroninger 1692. - 7 Bll., 338 SS., 27 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. 13 x 8 cm. Lindner 11.0275.01; Schwerdt I, 80; Agassiz I, 402; VD17 12:100479V; nicht bei Knorring und Souhart. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Eine noch heute mit Vergnügen zu lesende Sammlung von Anekdoten und Geschichten, die mit der Jagd oder jagdbaren Tieren in Zusammenhang stehen." (Lindner) "The only copy which we have seen during a long period of years." (Schwerdt) - Ungemein selten, bis auf das Exemplar der Slg. Lindner (gleichzeitig das Exemplar aus der Schwerdt Collection) ist seit über 60 Jahren für mich nur noch ein weiteres Exemplar auf dem deutschen oder internationalen Markt nachweisbar (Auktion Ketterer 397). - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und teils gering gebräunt. Kleiner Randeinriss am Widmungsblatt. Alter handschriftl. Eintrag auf dem letzten weißen Blatt, alter Namenszug auf dem Innenspiegel. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen im Leder (Wurmstiche). Deckel etwas aufgebogen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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