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        Der rechte und warhafftige Feldscher/ Oder: Die rechte und warhafftige Feldschers-Kunst: Worinnen kürtzlich/ doch Grund-richtig gewiesen wird/ wie man alle Verletzungen des gantzen menschlichen Leibes ... vollkömmlich erkennen ... und in kurtzer Zeit glücklich curiren könne ... / Allen der Edlen Wund-Artzney auffrichtigen Liebhabern zu gefallen an Tag gegeben. Nunmehr bey dieser dritten Ausfertigung umb ein sehr merckliches vermehret und in 5. Theile abgetheilet.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, sowie Liegnitz, Rohrlach, 1693.. Mit gest. Frontispiz. 15 Bll., 480 S., 12 Bll. HLdr.. Garrison/M. 2146; Haeser II, 442; Hirsch/H. IV, 690; vgl. Lesky 525, Waller 7681 u. Wellcome IV, 449; nicht bei Osler. - Vermehrte dritte Ausgabe des erstmals 1680 in Halberstadt erschienenen, oft aufgelegten Werks. - "Purmann was a skilful army surgeon - one of the most famous of the period. Despite this he believed in the efficacy of the weapon-salve and the sympathetic powder". - Frontispiz leicht beschnitten.

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        1693 VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM Ecclesiastical History VELLUM Stephanus Baluzius (Étienne Baluze)

      Paris, France: Apud Franciscum Muguet Regis, Cleri Gallicani, 1693. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM: Hoc Est HISTORIA PONTIFICUM ROMANORUM Qui in Gallia Sederunt AB Anno Christi MCCCV Usque Ad Annum MCCCXCIV. By STEPHANUS BALUZIUS (Étienne Baluze). TOMUS PRIMUS / TOMI PRIMI (Tome One). VELLUM BOUND Ecclesiastical Papal History. VERY SCARCE 1693 FIRST EDITION. PARISIIS (Paris) : Apud Franciscum Muguet Regis, Cleri Gallicani. MDCXCIII (1693). First Edition. The book was reprinted, most notably in 1916 and 1928. Those later editions can be found, but the 1693 first edition is almost impossible to find outside of a few Rare Book Rooms of Major Universities and National Libraries. Vellum Covers, manuscript titling on the spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [1 leaf] front free endpaper, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, [4] Epistola, [16] Prefatio, [1] blank, [1] PLATE of PAPAL COINAGE, 1,478 numbered columns / 739 pages (text pages numbered by column only, two columns per page), [30] Index and Errata. Collated page for page with the 1693 First Edition Copy in the Rare Book Holdings of the Montserrat Abbey Library. That copy was digitized in 2011. There is a label size bookplate of Jacobi Manzoni at the upper corner of the front pastedown. Jacobi Manzoni / Giacomo Manzoni, was an important Italian book collector. Manzoni was born in 1816 in Lugo, Romagna, into an aristocratic family. He was involved in many aspects of Italian life, but his main pursuit, which he began at a very early age, was collecting books and manuscripts. At the time of his death in 1889, he left a library of approximately 25,000 rare and highly valued volumes. This is one of those volumes. Condition: The Vellum Covers have yellowed and toned, the spine has substantially darkened, there is some peeling and cracking to the covers' edges and 2" of splitting at the top and bottom of the spine folds, the edges and spine ends are shelf worn and rubbed through at places, nonetheless the covers are solid, doing their job well, and attractive in a Harry Potter's Hogwarts Library way. There is a bit of writing on the endpapers, a small bookplate to the front pastedown (as noted above) and a small label with numbers to the rear pastedown; the front free endpaper is creased, the title page has some edge wear and small edge chips, there is light toning and foxing throughout, overall the inner pages are very nice - tight, bright, clean, and unmarked.

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        L'art des lettres de change suivant l'usage des plus celebres places de l'Europe contenant tous les droits & toutes les obligations des tireurs, donneurs de valeur . ensemble les questions les plus importantes qui n'ont point encore ete traitees. Ouvrage utile & necessaire . par M. Jaques Du Puys, S. D. L.

      Seneuze, Paris 1693 - In 16, pp. (20) + 358. Testatine, capilettera ornati, finalini xil. Vignetta inc. all'acq. a p. 1. Carta uniformemente brunita. Gora al marg. sup. del fr. Gora al marg. inf. delle ultime 12 cc. Mancanze ai margg. inf. e sup. del p. ant., al d., alla cerniera, al p. post. Legatura in p. pl. coeva con 5 nervi al d. Seconda ed. di quest'opera sulle lettere di cambio in uso presso le piazze europee tradottaÂanche in italiano nel 1772. L'ed. orig. fu stampata a Parigi nel 1690. Biblioteca Einaudi (p. 272) fa riferimento ad una prima ed. stampata a Bruxelles sempre nel 1690. ITA

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        4 Ansichten von Kapstadt auf 1 Blatt.

      - Kupferstich v. Simon de La Loubere aus A New Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam. . b. F. L. in London für Thomas Horne, Francis Saunders & Thomas Bennet, 1693, 26,5 x 14,2 Zeigt 4 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt: Die obere Ansicht zeigt einen Prospekt des Kaps der Guten Hoffnung; darunter Prospekt der Berge von der See aus gesehen; darunter Ansicht der niederländischen Fabrik am Kap der Guten Hoffnung; darunter Darstellung von Eingeborenen. - Sehr seltene Vedute von Kapstadt. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        NOTIZIE ISTORICHE DELLE CHIESE FIORENTINE. Divise ne' suoi Quartieri, Opera di Giuseppe Richa della Compagnia di Gesù.

      Nella Stamperia di Pietro Gaetano Viviani in Via de' Servi, all'Insegna di GianoPrima edizione. Opera completa in dieci volumi. Cm.27x19,5. Pg.3804 complessive. Legature coeve in cartoncino semirigido, con titoli manoscritti ai dorso. Esemplari in barbe. Opera adorna da 40 tavole incise fuori testo, principalmente in grande formato, raffiguranti vedute e scorci della città e particolari artistici. Le tavole sono incise da Vincenzo Tarchi, J, Verkruysse, A.L. Galassi, Andrea Scacciati, etc. Figure calcografiche nel testo, capilettera e cartigli ornamentali incisi. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale da Francesco Allegrini su bozzetto di Giuseppe Zocchi. L'Opera tratta, con dovizia di particolari, degli edifici religiosi fiorentini, suddivisi nei quattro principali quartieri: Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni e Santo Spirito. Il decimo volume uscì postumo. Il padre Giuseppe Richa (Torino, 1693 ?" Firenze, 1761) studiò nel Collegio Cicognini a Prato sotto i padri gesuiti, ordine cui si ascrisse nel 1747. Trasferitosi a Firenze tenne orazioni nella chiesa di San Giovannino della Congregazione di Santa Maria Maddalena penitente. La presente, monumentale, è frutto di approfondite ricerche. "Si tratta una ricostruzione storica e di una puntuale descrizione dello stato degli edifici sacri e dei loro possedimenti, anche artistici, all'epoca, estremamente preziosa per risalire alle origini di tanto patrimonio fiorentino alla vigilia delle dispersioni che seguirono le soppressioni monastiche. In gran parte si basò sulla lettura dell'opera in gran parte inedita di Ferdinando Leopoldo Del Migliore, composta di ben 120 spogli sulla storia fiorentina conservati nella Biblioteca Magliabechiana di Firenze, che Richa arricchì con ricerche in archivi pubblici e privati e con sopralluoghi appositamente programmati. L'idea della pubblicazione era nata grazie al sostegno di un pubblico ampio e colto che affollava San Giovannino, tra cui spiccò Ignazio Orsini, che si assunse l'onere delle spese tipografiche. Richa fu socio dal 1754 dell'Accademia fiorentina e della Società Colombaria (per la quale scelse il nome di "Agguagliato"), che sostennero il suo progetto (da wikipedia)". > Moreni, II, 249, "Vi sono degli sbaglj, pur non ostante nulla di meglio si avea in stampa prima, che comparissero queste Lezioni [...]. Cicognara, "Opera copiosa di memorie e documenti estratti dagli archivj", 4079. Inghirami, II, 131. Bigazzi, 2279. Graesse VI / I, 111. Brunet IV, 1280.

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        Histoire de la République des Genes, depuis l'an 464, de la fondation de Rome, jusqu'à présent. 3 volumes.

      En Hollande, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1693. - circa 15,5 x 10 cm. 3 enraved frontisp., 5 ff., 391; 2 ff., 342 pp.; 2 ff., 304 pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt spine, covers with coat of arms in gold History of the republic of Genoa by Louis de Mailly (1657-1724) who is mainly known for his novels and fairy tales. This edition follows the one published a little earlier in Paris. The pretty frontispieces show an allegory of seafaring in front of a view of the town of Genoa. - Minor browning, bindings rubbed and with some worming, spines faded. - This copy is from the famous library of the Counts of Grafen Schönborn with their coat of arms on all covers and their label with the red lion on the front covers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospettiva de' pittori e architetti, parte prima (e seconda).

      Gian Giacomo Komarek 1693-1700 POZZO, Andrea, S.I. Roma, Gian Giacomo Komarek, 1693 - 1700. Prospettiva de' pittori e architetti, parte prima (e seconda). In cui s' insegna il modo più sbrigativo di mettere in prospettiva tutti i disegni d' architettura. 2 parti in 2 volumi in - folio, leg. coeva in pergamena (difforme). Complessive 218 tavole numerate + 6 n.n. (delle quali 4 antiporte). Testo latino - italiano (parte I) e italiano - francese (parte II). Parte I. 7 ff. n.n. (2 front., 2 antiporte incise in rame, dedica dell' A. all' imperatore Leopoldo), 100 tavole numerate di prospettive, 3 ff. n.n. (indice). Parte II. 11 ff. (2 front., 2 antiporte incise, dedica dell' A. a Giuseppe I arciduca d' Austria, avvertimento al lettore), 118 tavole num. di prospettive, 2 ff. n.n. (indice); (segue:) Antip. incisa da C. Allet, 8 ff. n.n. (Brieve instruction pour peindre à fresque). Conservazione ottima. Edizione originale di opera importante, sontuosa e rara. Cicognara, 854: > Riccardi, I, 317 - 18: >. Thieme - Becker, K?nstler Lexikon, XXVII, p. 336: >. L' edizione originale del primo volume manca alla Fowler Architectural Collection.

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        The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden, and several other eminent hands. Together with the Satires of Aulius Persius Flaccus

      London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1693. First edition. 1 vols. Folio. Bound in full contemporary blind-panelled calf, covers gilt-stamped with central coat of arms, red leather spine label. Binding generally worn and rubbed, joints cracked but cords still sturdy; half-title creased and starting to detach; otherwise a tall, clean copy. With the armorial bookplate of A. Russell Pollock on the front pastedown. First edition. 1 vols. Folio. Dryden's Juvenal. Wing J1288; Macdonald 30a

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        La mendicità proveduta nella città di Roma coll'Ospizio Publico, fondato dalla Pietà, e Benificenza di Innocenzo XII Pontefice Massimo

      Gio. Giacomo Komarek Boemo 1693 - In-8, pp. (8) 138, (2). Graziosa antiporta calcografica raffigurante un cardinale che esercita la Carità in San Giovanni in Laterano. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo inciso in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Esemplare Landau Galletti. Prima edizione di quest'opera economica, traadizionalmente attribuita a Carlo Bartolomeo Piazza sull'ipotesi avanzata a suo tempo dal Melzi (II, p.189). Questa vecchia attribuzione è stata però recentemente messa in discussione da Fattica (La reclusione dei poveri a Roma, durante il pontificato di Innocenzo XII (1672-1700), in "Ricerche per la Storia Religiosa di Roma", Roma 1979, p. 116) e da Fiorani (Religione e povertà. Il dibattito sul pauperismo a Roma tra Cinque e Seicento, ibidem, p. 55; il primo ritenendo il testo derivato da la Mendicité abolie, il secondo stabilendo esserne diretto autore lo stesso Andres Guevarre). Bibliografia: Melzi II; 188. Piantanida, 968. Rossetti, 8142. Einaudi 4435. Kress S.1782. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vida admirable y prodigiosas virtudes del venerable y apostolico padre Francisco del Castillo de la Compañia de Jesus, natural de Lima, ciudad de Los Reyes en la provincia del Perù

      Madrid: Antonio Roman 4to. [16] ff., 666 pp., [1] f. (without the portrait).. 1693 Jesuit priest Francisco del Castillo (1615?-73) was born in Lima and educated in the Jesuit Colegio Real de San Martín. He entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on the last day of 1631 and took his final vows in early 1650. Even before that, he had begun evangelic work among the black population and notably, as did the Testerian method used in Mexico among the Indian population, he => used drawings in support of his oral delivery. Castillo studied the Chiriguano language (of the Guarani family) in expectation of being a missionary among them, but was sent to Chile as a personal chaplain to the nephew of the Viceroy instead; and upon returning to Lima a few years later he learned that the mission to the Chiriguanos had been abandoned. Then, redoubling his work among the blacks, he learned "Angolan" (i.e., probably Bantu) in order to serve his flock, and he is said to have composed doctrinal works in that language which he left in manuscript. His work among the blacks was especially directed to those ("los desamparados") who had been abandoned, often to helpless homelessness, by their owners. Among other benefactions and with the support of the viceroy, the Conde de Lemos, he constructed a church for them, La Iglesia de los Desamparados; the biography devotes pp. 270 to 278 to describing it and pp. 294 to 312 to describing its statuary. => These pages (and the sheer number of them!) suggest the richness that serious sponsors could set forth even for the humblest in late-17th-century Peru. => The present biography is by a fellow Jesuit who knew Castillo. NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCPBE, and the OPAC of the Spanish National Library show two U.S. library copies, plus one in Scotland, one in Mexico, six in Spain, and one in Chile. Provenance: On title-page, old inked ownership inscription of a Jesuit colegio. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of button and loop ties, lacking the portrait. Front free endpaper with faint old pencilled notes, rear pastedown missing exposing lining, all edges red. A few short marginal tears or paper flaws, and one lower corner lost touching text (taking a bit of print but not sense); in all, a very good, clean, untattered copy.

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        Histoire du ministere du cardinal Ximenez archeveque de Tolede et régent d EDITION ORIGINALE

      Toulouse: Guillaume Louis Colomyez, 1693. Fine. Guillaume Louis Colomyez, Toulouse 1693, In 8 (10x17,8cm), (18) 449pp., relié. - Rare first edition published just days before the History of Ximenez Flechier whose comparison provoked a controversy until the nineteenth century. While the book Fléchier tends to illustrate the holiness of Cardinal, one of Marsolier more critical, addresses "libertines, that party philosophers began to look up." Full contemporary calf. Back with five nerves ornate coffered and gilded finials. Part of title in red morocco. Small tear without loss of the lower cap, scuffs on covers, top corners and recessed bottom corners bumped. About this book, D'Alembert officially proclaim the superiority of the book Marsolier, while specifying that Fléchier "would have removed its competitor, if instead of considering Ximenes as a saint and politics, he had made a hypocrite sublime by skillfully used his views and beliefs of peoples handling with address, to cement his power, weapons that religion made him so powerful in the hands of the minister. "(quoted by Stephen D'Alembert Delacroix in his History of Fléchier) . Bookplate manuscript of the time the back of the page. Rare copy of the first edition of this text will know a great success and many reprints. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale parue quelques jours à peine avant l'Histoire de Ximenez de Fléchier et dont la comparaison suscita une polémique jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Alors que l'ouvrage de Fléchier tend à illustrer la sainteté du Cardinal, celui de Marsolier, plus critique, s'adresse "aux libertins, à ce parti des philosophes qui commençait à lever la tête". Reliure en plein veau d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Petit accroc sans manque à la coiffe inférieure, épidermures sur les plats, coins supérieurs enfoncés et coins inférieurs émoussés. A propos de cet ouvrage, D'Alembert proclamera officiellement la supériorité du livre de Marsolier, en précisant toutefois que Fléchier "aurait fait disparaître son concurrent, si au lieu de considérer Ximenès comme un saint et un politique, il en avait fait un sublime hypocrite faisant habilement servir à ses vues la croyance des peuples et maniant avec adresse, pour cimenter son pouvoir, les armes que la religion rendait si puissantes entre les mains de ce ministre. " (D'Alembert cité par Étienne Delacroix dans son Histoire de Fléchier). Ex libris manuscrit de l'époque au verso de la page de garde. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de ce texte qui connaitra un grand succès et de nombreuses rééditions.

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        Histoire du cardinal Ximenès EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Jean Anisson, 1693. Fine. Chez Jean Anisson, à Paris 1693, In 4 (18x26cm), (4) XVIII 659pp. (16), relié. - Edition originale, rare, orné d'un portrait au frontispice de Delinck et illustrée de 6 bandeaux de titre et de 6 cul delampe par Sébastien Le Clerc. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre, à la fleur de lys de Florence. Pleine Basane brune d'époque. spine à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. spine-ends et mors en tête et queue restaurés. Coins dénudés. L'oeuvre parut quelques jours à peine après l'Histoire de Ximenez de Marsolier et dont la comparaison suscita une polémique jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Alors que l'ouvrage de Fléchier tend à illustrer la sainteté du Cardinal, celui de Marsolier, plus critique, s'adresse "aux libertins, à ce parti des philosophes qui commençait à lever la tête". Réformateur religieux et homme politique, Ximénès (Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros) fut nommé Grand Inquisiteur d'Espagne et gouverneur de Castille ; il montra beaucoup de tempérence dans son administration de l'inquisition et sa politique envers les mores. A l'origine moine franciscain, n'oubliant pas ses origines, il tendit à une réforme profonde du clergé vers plus de morale. Il s'éteint en 1517, après s'être illustré sur tous les fronts, enseignement, politique... Il est une des figures majeures de l'histoire de l'Espagne de cette fin du XVe siècle. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, orné d'un portrait au frontispice de Delinck et illustrée de 6 bandeaux de titre et de 6 cul delampe par Sébastien Le Clerc. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre, à la fleur de lys de Florence. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes et mors en tête et queue restaurés. Coins dénudés. L'oeuvre parut quelques jours à peine après l'Histoire de Ximenez de Marsolier et dont la comparaison suscita une polémique jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Alors que l'ouvrage de Fléchier tend à illustrer la sainteté du Cardinal, celui de Marsolier, plus critique, s'adresse "aux libertins, à ce parti des philosophes qui commençait à lever la tête". Réformateur religieux et homme politique, Ximénès (Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros) fut nommé Grand Inquisiteur d'Espagne et gouverneur de Castille ; il montra beaucoup de tempérence dans son administration de l'inquisition et sa politique envers les mores. A l'origine moine franciscain, n'oubliant pas ses origines, il tendit à une réforme profonde du clergé vers plus de morale. Il s'éteint en 1517, après s'être illustré sur tous les fronts, enseignement, politique... Il est une des figures majeures de l'histoire de l'Espagne de cette fin du XVe siècle.

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        Relation du voyage d'Espagne par Madame D*** Tome premier (-second). Seconde edition

      Chez Anisson & Posuel, Lyon 1693 - 2 voll. in 24, pp. (8) + 369 + (1b); 422. Annotazione manoscritta ai controp. ant. Carte brunite. Mancanze al dorso del I volume e al piatto anter. del II. Legatura in p. pl. coeva. Seconda edizione (I ed. 1691) del resoconto del viaggio in Spagna pubblicato anonimo ma scritto da madame D'Aulnoy, opera che conobbe numerose ristampe e traduzioni successive. Lo stile dell'A., spiritoso e salace, da' conto degli usi e costumi degli Spagnoli, del loro modo di vivere, delle leggi, del commercio, del lato devozionale e religioso del popolo intervallato con racconti di avventure e aneddoti di vario tipo. Ad esempio descrive che durante la cerimonia ufficialeÂper la pace di Nimega si distrasse e comincio' a leggere una copia del Don Chisciotte accidentalmente trovato. L'opera piacque molto ma fu presto anche criticata. L'A. - si disse - dall'inizio alla fine aveva raccontato una catena di episodi che avevano il solo scopo di schernire il popolo spagnolo e farlo apparire ridicolo cosi' come inattendibili erano i racconti delle sue vicissitudini. Foulche'-Delbosc disse che la prima parte del libro era la copia di altre opere di viaggio e arrivo' a sostenere che l'A. non era neppure maiÂstata in Spagna ma si era limitata a leggere le lettere che la madre, Madame de Gudannes, le aveva inviato da Madrid doveÂaveva vissuto. Marie-Catherine, baronessa d'Aulnoy (1650-105), scrittrice francese, fu costretta a sposarsi con François de La Motte, piu' vecchio di lei di quarantasei anni, col quale ebbe cinque figli. Cerco' di denunciare il marito per malversazione e complotto ai danni del re di Francia, fu quindi obbligata a lasciare il suo Paese, comincio' a girare per l'Europa. Ritornata a Parigi nel 1681 apri' un salone letterario. FRA

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        Relation du voyage de l'isle de Ceylan dans les Indes orientales EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam: Chez Paul Marret, 1693. Fine. Chez Paul Marret, à Amsterdam 1693, 2 tomes en un Vol. in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (22) 218pp. ; (2) 180pp. (28), relié. - First french edition, --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, illustrée de 8 planches au tome I (la plupart dépliantes, dont un frontispice) et de 9 planches au tome II (la plupart dépliantes). Il manque la carte dépliante du royaume de Candy Uda dans l'île de Ceylan. Parmi les planches remarquables, on dsitinguera le supplice d'un condamné écrasé par un éléphant, et celui de l'empalement. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque mouchetée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge à grains longs, et de tomaison en maroquin beige à grains longs (postérieures ca 1800). Coiffe supérieure arrachée. Mors fendu en tête. Coins émoussés. Certaines planches portent de légères déchirures et une un papier de renfort moderne. En 1657, Robert Knox accompagne son père, capitaine d'un vaisseau au service de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. Essuyant une tempête, ils sont contraints de mouiller à l'île de Ceylan où ils seront fait prisonnier de Râjasimha II. Il y passera 19 années de captivité avant son évasion. C'est lors de son voyage de retour en Angleterre qu'il commence à rédiger ses souvenirs. Le voyage de Robert Knox est la première relation que nous ayons de l'île. Knox est précis et scrupuleux dans ses descriptions, notamment sur la faune et la flore. Sa maîtrise de la langue lui a permis de comprendre les us et coutumes des habitants puisqu'il les partageait en sa qualité de villageois.

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        Vida admirable y prodigiosas virtudes del venerable y apostolico padre Francisco del Castillo de la Compañia de Jesus, natural de Lima, ciudad de Los Reyes en la provincia del Perù

      Madrid: Antonio Roman 4to. [16] ff., 666 pp., [1] f. (without the portrait).. 1693 Jesuit priest Francisco del Castillo (1615–73) was born in Lima and educated in the Jesuit Colegio Real de San Martín. He entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on the last day of 1631 and took his final vows in early 1650. Even before that, he had begun evangelic work among the black population and notably, as did the Testerian method used in Mexico among the Indian population, he => used drawings in support of his oral delivery. Castillo studied the Chiriguano language (of the Guarani family) in expectation of being a missionary among them, but was sent to Chile as a personal chaplain to the nephew of the Viceroy instead; and upon returning to Lima a few years later he learned that the mission to the Chiriguanos had been abandoned. Then, redoubling his work among the blacks, he learned "Angolan" (i.e., probably Bantu) in order to serve his flock, and he is said to have composed doctrinal works in that language which he left in manuscript. His work among the blacks was especially directed to those ("los desamparados") who had been abandoned, often to helpless homelessness, by their owners. Among other benefactions and with the support of the viceroy, the Conde de Lemos, he constructed a church for them, La Iglesia de los Desamparados; the biography devotes pp. 270 to 278 to describing it and pp. 294 to 312 to describing its statuary. => These pages (and the sheer number of them!) suggest the richness that serious sponsors could set forth even for the humblest in late-17th-century Peru. => The present biography is by a fellow Jesuit who knew Castillo. NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCPBE, and the OPAC of the Spanish National Library show two U.S. library copies, plus one in Scotland, one in Mexico, six in Spain, and one in Chile. Provenance: On title-page, old inked ownership inscription of a Jesuit colegio. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of button and loop ties, lacking the portrait. Front free endpaper with faint old pencilled notes, rear pastedown missing exposing lining, all edges red. A few short marginal tears or paper flaws, and one lower corner lost touching text (taking a bit of print but not sense); in all, a very good, clean, untattered copy.

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        The Works of Josephus: with Great Diligence Revised and Amended, according to the excellent French Translation of Monseiur Arnauld D'Andilly. Also the Embassy of Philo Judaeus to the Emperor Caius Caligula, never translated before

      London: Published by T. Basset, N. Ranew, R. Chiswell, J. Wright, J. Robinson, M. Wotton, and G. Connyers, London, 1693, 1693. Book measures 15 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, [12],854,[28],pp, engraved frontis, double page map, single page plate, no list of plates, so presumably complete. Bound in modern antique style half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, leather title label. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, title and frontis slightly trimmed, margin trimmed off one page of table, without loss of lettering, abrasion hole on same page of table, with loss of a few letters. Scribbling in ink of top marging of title, previous owners name in ink on title, light stain mark to a few pages. Generally pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. Contains all of the known works of Josephus. The Antiquities of the Jews (which contains the only contemporary extra-biblical references to Jesus); .The Jewish War;.Reply to Appion;.The Martyrdom of the Maccabees. It also contains the account of Philo of Alexandria of his Embassy to the Emperor Caius Caligula in 40 A.D. A very nice well bound copy. . Half Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        A New Discovery of Terra Incognita Australis, or the Southern World by James Sadeur a French-man

      London: for John Dunton, 1693. Duodecimo, shaving to head of final pages; a very good copy in contemporary plain calf, later lettering on the spine; slight wear to head and tail of spine but in very good condition. An antipodean hermaphrodite utopia. The first English language use of the words 'Australia' and 'Australians' in print.This rare English translation of 1693 contains the first anglicized usage of the words 'Australia' and 'Australian'. Ordinarily Matthew Flinders is credited as the first published author of the name 'Australia', as it appears in his Voyage to Terra Australis. However, Foigny's fantastic story predates this by more than a century.A curious book by any standards, A New Discovery of Terra Incognita Australis relates the adventures of hermaphrodite narrator Jacques Sadeur, born at sea and shipwrecked several times before reaching the southern continent. Here he finds an idealised society of large bodied hermaphrodites who live in harmony with one another. The author, Gabriel de Foigny, was a rebellious and libertine character 'constantly at loggerheads with the church authorities on account of his deplorable lifestyle and unacceptable behaviour' (Howgego). In the preamble to this book, Foigny leans on the reputation of Marco Polo, Magellan and de Quiros to bolster the factuality of the amazing southern continent, and even claims to have received written testimony from Sadeur himself to add credibility to the story. Indeed, a contemporary English newspaper account presents this publication as a true and factual voyage account.First published in Switzerland in 1676 (where it was promptly banned by church authorities), the book was republished in several locations - of which this English edition of 1693 and the Dutch edition of 1701 are notably rare.

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht: Mit D. Pauli Tossani hiebevor ausgegangenen Glossen und Außlegungen . Durch Th. Falckeysen; Jetzo zum zweyten mahl verlegt.

      - Frankfurt, Wust für Zunner, 1693. Folio. Gestochener illustrierter Titel von J. Sandrart, 1 Bl., 38 Bl., 486 S., 1 Bl., 526 (recte 524) S., 1 Bl. (weiß), 127 S., 22 Bl., 414 (recte 404) S., 5 doppelblattgroße und gefaltete Kupferstichkarten, 1 doppelblattgroßer Plan. Holzdeckelbd d. Zeit mit blindgeprägtem braunen Lederbezug, 7 (von 8) ziselierten Messing-Eckbeschlägen (monogrammiert "HWH") und 2 Schließen. Die Frankfurter Ausgabe der Lutherbibel erschien in der vorliegenden Bearbeitung erstmals 1666. - Die Karten mit zahlreichen hübschen Randillustrationen zeigen den Mittelmeerraum, Kanaan, den Vorderen Orient, die Reiseroute aus Ägypten in das Gelobte Land und die Welt (Hemisphären). Der Plan von Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau. Mit ansprechendem Satzspiegel: Dem mittig gesetzten Luthertext in großer Type sind Tossanis Glossen und Anmerkungen jeweils auf derselben Seite als Umrahmung des Haupttextes beigefügt. - Etwas berieben, Gelenke und Kapitale fachmännisch restauriert, Schließen erneuert. Etwas gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig. Kupfertitel mit 2 hinterlegten Einrissen, die Karten teils im Falz hinterlegt, einige kleinere Randeinrisse. - VD 17 23:715925X; Bibelsammlung der WLB Stuttg. E 942; nicht bei Darlow/Moule.

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht: Mit D. Pauli Tossani hiebevor ausgegangenen Glossen und Außlegungen ... Durch Th. Falckeysen; Jetzo zum zweyten mahl verlegt.

      Frankfurt, Wust für Zunner, 1693.. Folio. Gestochener illustrierter Titel von J. Sandrart, 1 Bl., 38 Bl., 486 S., 1 Bl., 526 (recte 524) S., 1 Bl. (weiß), 127 S., 22 Bl., 414 (recte 404) S., 5 doppelblattgroße und gefaltete Kupferstichkarten, 1 doppelblattgroßer Plan. Holzdeckelbd d. Zeit mit blindgeprägtem braunen Lederbezug, 7 (von 8) ziselierten Messing-Eckbeschlägen (monogrammiert "HWH") und 2 Schließen.. Die Frankfurter Ausgabe der Lutherbibel erschien in der vorliegenden Bearbeitung erstmals 1666. - Die Karten mit zahlreichen hübschen Randillustrationen zeigen den Mittelmeerraum, Kanaan, den Vorderen Orient, die Reiseroute aus Ägypten in das Gelobte Land und die Welt (Hemisphären). Der Plan von Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau. Mit ansprechendem Satzspiegel: Dem mittig gesetzten Luthertext in großer Type sind Tossanis Glossen und Anmerkungen jeweils auf derselben Seite als Umrahmung des Haupttextes beigefügt. - Etwas berieben, Gelenke und Kapitale fachmännisch restauriert, Schließen erneuert. Etwas gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig. Kupfertitel mit 2 hinterlegten Einrissen, die Karten teils im Falz hinterlegt, einige kleinere Randeinrisse. - VD 17 23:715925X; Bibelsammlung der WLB Stuttg. E 942; nicht bei Darlow/Moule.

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        Neu auffgefuehrter Schau-Platz gestuertzter Monarchen / wie auch anderer gecroenter Haeupter und Helden: Worinnen Die merckwuerdigste Crempel und Stuertzungen der vornehmsten Welt-Monarchen / Kaiser / Koenige / Fuersten und anderer Helden / welche so wohl durch ihre eigene Schuld und Staats-Fehler / als durch anderer gewaltsamer Verfolgung / oder arglistige Nachstellungen / von ihren Regenten-Throne herunter gestuertzt / theils grausam und jaemmerlich hingerichtet / und sampt ihren ganzen Geschlecht ausgerottet / oder von Land und Leuten verjaget worden seyn (Nebst vielen cuioesen Staats-Streichen und andern notablen Begebenheiten illustriret und vorgestellet werden,

      In Verlegung Friedrich Lankischen Erben, 1693 - 640 Seiten Das Buch befindet sich auf Grund der einfachen Bindung, des Alters in einem akzeptablen Zustand - jedoch scheint es vollständig zu sein und die auch wenn es im Buchblockk etwas auseinander bricht, nocht ganz gut gebunden. Aus meiner Sicht in einem altersentsprechend guten Zustand, mit diversen Schäden. Der Papiereinband fehtl, ein Teil liegt lose im Buch. Die Seiten und Ecken der Seiten sind sichtbar berieben, leicht geknittert. Seiten auf Grund des hohen Alters gebräunt, ergraut, verfärbt - aber sauber. Keine Schmierereien, keine Verschmutzung. Auch wenn im Titel was von "illustriret" steht, konnte ich im Buch keine Illustrationen finden. Es scheint aber keine Seite zu fehlen, Seiten sind durchnummeriert. Am unteren Ende der letzten Seite steht "Ende", aus diesem Grund nehme ich an, dass Buch vollständig ist - bis auf den Schutzumschlag. Ich konnte das Buch trotz ewig langer Recherche im Internet nicht finden, darum der Preis. Preisvorschlag erwünscht. Rik1628100Wi Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deß Herrn Thevenots Reysen in Europa, Asia und Africa. Worinnen gehandelt wird von der Morgenländischen Reise / und unter andern denen unterthänigen Herrschafften deß Groß-Türcken / denen Sitten / Religionen / Mächten / Weltlichen Regiment / Sprachen und Gebräuchen derer Inwohner dieses grossen Reichs / Wie auch Denen unterschiedenen Umständen deß Archipelagi, Constantinopels / deß heyligen Landes / Egyptens / der Pyramiden / Mimien / deren Wüsten Arabiens / Mecha / und anderer Orthen mehr in Asia und Africa, dergleichen seithero wenig angemercket und von anderen beschrieben worden / Benebenst, Denen merckwürdigen Begebenheiten bey der Belagerung Bagdats, denen gebrauchten Ceremonien bey Annehmung derer Abgesandten deß Groß-Mogols und dem G

      Philipp Fiebet, Frankfurt am Mayn 1693 - Octavo. (18) 419 (18), (2) 285 (15), (4) 228 (10)pp. Original vellum and handwritten lettering on spine. Illustrated half-title. Three title pages: first printed in red and black with decorative initial, second in black, and third in black with printer's device. All three printed in various fonts in different sizes. Preceding the first title page dedication page, illustrated addresses to patrons and readers, and two eulogies, one in Turkish, with decorative headpieces. Historiated initials and decorative head and endpieces throughout. Contains 32 of 48 copper engravings. Thevenot, a linguist, natural scientist and botanist, was known for his travels and writings. The travels described here lasted eight years from 1655-1663. His first destination was Constantinople, then Syria, the Greek islands and finally Egypt, staying there for one year. He then visited Sinai and, after returning to Cairo, joined the Lent pilgrim caravan to Jerusalem. Thevenot was twice taken hostage by pirats. The last part of this cicle of travel Thevenot devoted to Tunesia. Text in German. Binding with light wear and darkened along edges; covers and spine with some foxing and darkened; front board sprung. Missing frontispiece. First 50 pages pulled but still attached. Two engravings in part one with ink notes in margins, engravings in part two on pages 52, with two inch tear, 58, with one inch tear, 168, with two inch tear and attractive nude female drawing on verso, 262, with three inch tear affecting image, engraving on page 32 in part three torn at upper left corner but present. Water staining in upper margin starting at page 223 of part three through end. Starting at register of part three with register subsequently pulled. Free back endpaper missing. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition. As is:. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Duché De Iuliers, l'Abbaye de St. Cornelis Munster, la Baronie De Wickrad, et la Ville Imperiale d'Aix la Chapelle. Tiré des Memoires les plus nouveaux, Par le Sr. Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. A Paris. Chez H. Iaillot joignant les grands Augustins, aux deux Globes. Avec Privilege du Roy. 1693.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Nicolas Sanson b. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in Paris, dat. 1693, 43,5 x 56,5 Pastoureau, Jaillot 1D, 78. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Jülich mit dem Gebiet der Abtei Kornelimünster, das Gebiet der Stadt Aachen und die Baronie Mönchengladbach-Wickrath. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Maßstab. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        De Vesuvio. Item poetica opuscola eiusdem

      Typis Hieronymi Fasuli 1693 In - 8° (cm. 14,7), legatura coeva in p. pergamena floscia con titolo ms. su etichetta al dorso; pp. [32] 156 in buono stato, antiche note ms. ai risguardi, sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale del raro saggio sul vulcano partenopeo del giureconsulto napoletano Macrino. L'autore discorre delle eruzioni, delle comunicazioni con i Campi e le Isole Flegree, delle somiglianze con l'Etna, ed espone altre interessanti considerazioni geologiche [Furchheim 98]. Infine alcune poesie latine. Esemplare molto buono.

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        The Character of Queen Elizabeth or, A Full and Clear Account of Her Policies, and the Methods of Her Goverment both in Church and State. Her Virtues and Defects. Togehter with The Characters of Her Principal Minsters of State. And the greatest part of the Affairs and Events Happened in Her Times.

      London / Printed for Ric. Chiswell. 1693. kl. 8°. 376 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Ohne Frontispiz! - Einband vereinzelt fleckig, an den Kanten teilweise mit leichten Bereibungen; wenige Seiten im unteren Kantenbereich mit leichtem Wasserschaden (keine Verklebung der Seiten oder Beeinträchtigung des Textes); sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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        Crisol de la Verdad, Manifestada por el R.P. Fr. Francisco de Ayeta, Religioso de la Orden Seraphica de N.P. San Francisco. in Defensa de dicha su Provincia

      Madrid 1693 - Contemporary vellum worn, discolored and damaged at the edges. Front hinge cracked and text block coming away from binding. Endpapers ragged, dampstain to fore-edge throughout volume not affecting any text, a few pages opened poorly with tears in the margin. Clean otherwise and in the first, unexpurgated state with leaves 324, 325, and 341 present. Marca de fuego on top edge, a few neat manicules in the margins. Not printer listed and no place - Madrid ca. 1693 or 94. Palau I 145, Bibliotheca Mejicana 141 ("Extremely rare and interesting work containing a vast amount of information respecting the early missions in America"). 341 leaves.A scarce work on the missions in New Spain, unpopular and suppressed in Mexico. In addition to discussion of the missions in the various sections of Mexico (Yucatan, Zacatecas, Michoacan, Jalisco, etc.) Guatamala, Nicaragua, New Mexico, Florida and California are also mentioned. Ayeta describes how New Mexico's once thriving missions had been nearly abandoned - he doesn't mention it by name, but this was in the wake of the 1680 Pueblo revolt where the Pueblo people threw off the Spanish, killing 400 of them and driving some 2000 from New Mexico. It also suggests when this was written, as the Spanish reclaimed New Mexico in a bloodless re-conquest in late 1692. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Americana; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 045459. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'office du S. sacrement pour le jour de la feste, et toute l'octave

      New edition, illustrated with two headpieces representing Christ.Bound in full red morocco vintage lined with red morocco with lace. Back with nerves decorated box, title and volume number gilded. Mentoring net on the boards. Roll on turns. Red morocco on contreplats with a wide frieze with lace. gilt edges. spine slightly thinned. Very nice copy, in addition to a nice freshness, notwithstanding discharge of red morocco on child slips.The first volume is occupied by the Office, the latter had earlier published under the title: "Tradition of the Fathers of the Church & Ecclesiastical authors regarding the reality of the body & blood of Christ in the Eucharist." The collection gathers in fact the writings of the church fathers on the theme of the Eucharist, or Holy Sacrament. Chez Jean Vilette A Paris 1693 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9x16,8cm) reliés

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        Nuova dichiarazione, e comento ne' testi d'Ipocrate sopra le ferite del capo, con le sue figure, modo di conoscerle, e curarle di Bernardino Falcinelli .

      Piero Matini, Firenze 1693 - In-8 (150 x 105 mm.). pp. VI, 256. Con figure nel testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bezauberte Welt: Oder Eine gründliche Untersuchung des allgemeinen Aberglaubens / Betreffend die Arth und das Vermögen / Gewalt und Wirckung des Satans und der bösen Geister über den Menschen / Und was diese durch derselben Krafft und Gemeinschafft thun: So aus Natürlicher Vernunfft und H. Schrifft in 4 Büchern zu bewehren sich unternommen hat Balthasar Bekker [...] Nebenst des Authoris generale Vorrede über diese seine 4 Bücher; [...] Aus dem Holländischen nach der letzten vom Authore vermehrten Edition in die teutsche Sprache übersetzet. Vermutlich dtsch. Erstausg.

      Gedruckt zu Amsterdam, bey Daniel von Dahlen bey der Börse [d.i. Hamburg, Hertel], 1693.. 39, 136 [recte 144] S., mit kl. Holzschnitt-Portrait auf dem Titel / 270 S., 1 Bl. / 179 [recte 197] S., 1 Bl. / 308 S., 2 Bll., zw. S.146/147 mit Kupfertaf. [so kmpl.], 8°, Pergament d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückentext. VD17 3:303184Q (Nicht identisch mit VD17 1:088304Q u. VD17 547:696533V; vorliegender Druck mit fehlerhafter Paginierung u. etwas abweichender Orthographie auf dem Titel: "Arth", "H. Schrifft". Bibliogr. Nachweis in: Bircher, B 13458. Übers. ermittelt: Johann Lange); Hayn-Gotendorf III,177; Graesse S.62; Cornell S.52; Ackermann I/332: "Wichtigstes Werk der Zeit gegen den Glauben an Hexen und Teufel." - Eine von 3 Druckvarianten im Jahr der ersten deutschen Ausgabe. Da die anderen beiden mit tlw. korrigierten Paginierungen u. etwas abweichender Orthographie auf dem Titelblatt erschienen, kann man den vorliegenden Band vermutlich als dtsch. Erstausg. ansehen. - Das Kupfer zeigt das "Oldenburgische Horn", 1808 wieder aufgegriffen in der Titeldarstellung des II. Bandes von "Des Knaben Wunderhorn". - Der holländische Theologe u. Prediger Balthasar Bekker (1634-1698) war einer der entschiedensten Kämpfer gegen den Hexenglauben. Das vorliegende, bedeutende Werk erschien zuerst zw. 1691 u. 1693 in Einzelausgaben. Da Bekker hier auch die grundlegende Macht des Teufels bestreitet, war er dauernden persönlichen Angriffen ausgesetzt; bereits 1692 wurde er durch die Synode von Alkmaar als Prediger abgesetzt u. eine Unzahl von Streitschriften wurden gegen ihn veröffentlicht. Welche epochale Wirkung sein Werk trotzdem hatte, zeigt sich daran, dass es nach der frühen dtsch. Übersetzung bereits 1694 auch in französischer u. 1695 in englischer Sprache vorlag. "Es ist ein äusserst gründliches und ausführliches Werk, vielleicht das grösste, das jemals über Magie geschrieben worden ist [...] Bekkers Buch erregte gewaltiges Aufsehen und erschien in vielen Auflagen und in verschiedenen Sprachen" (Hartmut Lehmann: Hexenverfolgungen und Hexenprozesse, in: Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Geschichte in Tel Aviv, 1978). Alle nachfolgenden Gegner der Hexenverfolgung berufen sich auf Bekker. - Einband leicht aufgeworfen; Innendeckel tlw. angeplatzt, vorne mit altem Besitzvermerk u. hinten mit Besitzerstempel; Titel mit kl. Randläsuren, wenige Seiten leicht fleckig u. gebräunt (darunter die Kupfertafel); insgesamt ein schönes Expl.

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        The Character of Queen Elizabeth or, A Full and Clear Account of Her Policies, and the Methods of Her government both in Church and State. Her Virtues and Defects. together with etc... Collected and Faithfully Represented,

      St Paul's Church-Yard (London): Printed for Ric Chiswell. Very Good+. 1693. First Edition. Hardback. Octavo, bound in contemporary blind stamped full leather, handsewn endbands, raised bands to spine, compartments tooled gilt, lacking title label, sprinkled fore-edges. Spine edge just a little tender but joints strong and not damaged. Engraved portrait frontispiece (John Sturt) of Elizabeth and Mary to half-title verso, [32]+376 pp.. A lovely copy, just a little bumped at corners, small chipping to spine edge, very faint remains of label to paste-down, modern owner's neat inscr. to f.e.p. verso. Light off-setting from engraving. An excellent copy, clean, crisp and tight. ; With engraved frontis. by "I Sturt Sculp" i.e. John Sturt - better known perhaps as the illustrator to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. ; [32],376 pp. pages .

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        DANTE. Con una breve e sufficiente dichiarazione del senso letterale diversa in più luoghi da quella degli antichi Comentatori. Alla Santità di N.S. Clemente XII.

      Opera completa in tre volumi, contenenti le tre cantiche della "Commedia". Cm.20x13,3. Pg.(20), 261, (3 non numerate con errata); 273, (4 non numerate); 294, (5 non numerate). Legature coeve in piena pergamena rigida, con unghie, con titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Minima mancanza al piatto anteriore del terzo volume. Tagli spruzzati. Alcuni cartigli e capilettera incisi. Fregio silografico al frontespizio del primo volume. Capolettera xilografico animato alla dedicatoria. Fresco esemplare, salvo fisiologiche lievi bruniture alle carte. Assai rara prima edizione, stampata a Lucca, della "Commedia" dantesca annotata dal Padre gesuita Pompeo Venturi (Siena, 1693 - 1752). L'opera venne stampata a spese della Compagnia del Gesù, curata da Giovan Battista Placidi, anch'egli senese e gesuita. E' unanimemente considerata come il primo commento moderno alla "Commedia", godendo di vasta fama e numerose ristampe sino alla metà dell'Ottocento. Su di essa spesero positive parole sia Vico (?difficil nesso di chiarezza e brevità?) che Croce.

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        L'Ancienne Médecine à la Mode, ou le sentiment uniforme d'Hippocrate et de Galien sur les Acides et les Alkalis.

      A Paris, chez Laurent d'Houry, 1693. - in-12. 4ff. 219pp. 1f. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, petites restaurations). Edition Originale. Né à Orléans en 1644, Aignan avait été capucin dans sa jeunesse et de plus il avait travaillé au Louvre vers 1678 en qualité de chimiste. Devenu médecin du Roi et Docteur de la Faculté de Padoue, il avait élaboré des idées médicales opérant une curieuse synthèse entre la théologie, la médecine classique et la chimie. Dans cet ouvrage il désigne Galien et Hippocrate comme les véritables inventeurs de la médecine chimique, et il s'étend notamment sur la nature chimique de la digestion. Bon exemplaire. Sur Aignan cf. Raige-Delorme, Dictionnaire Encyclopédique des Sciences Médicales, II, p.202. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bezauberte Welt: Oder eine gründliche Untersuchung des Allgemeinen Aberglaubens, Betreffend die Arth und das Vermögen, Gewalt und Wirckung des Satans und der bösen Geister über den Menschen. Aus dem Holländ. (übs. von J. Lange)

      Amsterdam, van Dahlen (d. i. Hamburg, Hertel), 1693.. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit kleinem Holzschnitt-Portrait auf dem Titel und 1 Kupfertafel. 39, 136 (recte 144) S.; 270 S.; 1 Bl., 179 (recte 195) S., 1 Bl.; 308 S., 2 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 4°. VD17 3:303184Q; Graesse I, 323; Graesse, BMP 62; Hayn-Got. III, 177; Faber du Faur 1270; Jantz 471; Seebass II, 104; Cornell Witchcraft Coll., 43; Vgl. Caillet 915, Norman 162 und Rosenthal, Bibl. mag., 2872/73 (nur holländ. bzw. französ. Ausgaben). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe und eines der bedeutendsten Werke gegen alle Arten von Aberglauben, Hexenwahn und Zauberei. "B. bestritt nicht nur den Glauben an die ... dämonischen Mächte, an Teufelsbesitzungen, Zauberei, Magie usw., sondern suchte auch die biblischen Erzählungen von Besessenen natürlich zu erklären und die Existenz des Teufels überhaupt in Frage zu stellen ..." (Hagenbach-Rogge in: Wetzer-Welte II, 545-46). "Bekkers frührationalistische, auf Descartes` Philosophie basierende Streitschrift wendet sich als eines der ethisch und geistesgeschichtlich wertvollsten Werke der wissenschaftlichen Barockliteratur gegen jede Art von Aberglauben seiner Zeit ... (und) gehört zu jenen seltenen Werken, welche die Entwicklung des menschlichen Denkens um einen bedeutsamen Schritt vorwärts gebracht haben, und zwar auf Kosten des Autors: Die Publikation ... brachte Bekker um sein Amt als Pfarrer und um sein akademisches Ansehen" (Kindler II, 423 f.) Besonders interessant ist der 4. Teil, der einen Katalog ausgewählter Erscheinungen, Tricks und Zaubereien enthält, wobei jeweils der Nachweis des Betruges geführt wird. - Die Kupfertafel zeigt das sogenannte "Oldenburgische Horn", das vor allem bekannt ist durch seine Wiederverwendung in Arnims und Brentanos "Knaben Wunderhorn". - Einband etwas altersfleckig. Wenig gebräunt, die Tafel stärker. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        RULES AND EXAMPLES OF PERSPECTIVE PROPER FOR PAINTERS AND ARCHITECTS, etc. In English and Latin: containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture

      In English and Latin: containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture, after a New Manner, Wholly free from the Confusion of Occult Lines: by that Great Master Thereof, Andrea Pozzo, Soc. Jes. Engraven in 105 ample folio plates, and adorn?d with 200 initial letters to the Explanatory Discourses: Printed from Copper - Plates on Ye best Paper by John Sturt. Done into English from the original printed at Rome 1693 in Lat. and Ital. By Mr. John James of Greenwich. Translation of the 1693 Roman edition of Part I of "Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum". SECOND ENGLISH EDITION [between 1724 and 1732], folio, approximately 390 x 260 mm, 15¼ x 10¼ inches, engraved title page, preceded by added engraved Latin title page repeating that in the first edition of 1693, both title pages with large different engraved vignette, LACKING ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, large engraved headpiece to Dedication with portrait of dedicatee Queen Anne with decorative initial, 210 interesting historiated engraved initials, engraved unnumbered plate of drawing instruments opposite half - title, 102 engraved plates, some merely diagrams (2 plates for LIII numbered LXIIIA and LIIIB each with separate descriptions, plate C is duplicated), each numbered plate faces a page of parallel text in Latin and English and 2 different engraved historiated initials, no pagination, unnumbered text leaves: 7 (prelims and description to First Figure), 50 (descriptions), 4 (Notes for Beginners, Answer to Objection made about the Point of Sight in Perspective, and 2 pages of index). Bound in modern quarter calf over grey boards with small vellum corners, raised bands and gilt rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. The Latin engraved title page lacks a large piece from lower corner with loss of small lower corner of vignette, part of date and name of T. Longman, repaired with neat hand inked restoration to image and name, but date wrongly corrected to MDCCVII whereas it should be MDCXCIII as in the first edition, the leaf is reinserted, slightly worn at edges, slightly creased, slightly trimmed at margins with no loss, and repaired and strengthened on reverse, the English engraved title is slightly dusty, very slightly worn at edges, lacking small piece from lower corner and with a closed tear to vignette, neatly repaired on reverse with no loss, diagonal crease across lower corner affecting vignette, Dedication page dusty and slightly foxed, lightly stained and with neat repair to lower corner, verso with pale brown stain, small neat repair to lower corner of a2, small chip to lower corners of b1 and b2 both slightly foxed and lightly stained, c1 and c2 faintly stained, small chip and tear to fore - edge of description leaf for plate II and plate III, repaired neatly with transparent tape, very occasional slight pale foxing, mainly to text pages, occasional small pale stain to margins, plates XXII and XXXIV are torn across without loss and repaired with transparent tape on reverse, PLATES XXIV, XXIX, XLIX, and L ARE MISSING and replaced from another copy printed on greyish paper, slightly worn at edges and now trimmed and repaired at edges with no loss, plates XXXIV, XLII, LXI, LXXIX and LXXXIII reinserted with small repairs to edges, small corner missing from text page to plate LXI, no loss, small pale stain to upper inner corner of text pages describing plates LXXVII to LXXXII, large closed tear to final leaf of index, neatly repaired with no loss. A good made up working copy (lacking frontispiece). The "Approbation" has the printed names of Christopher Wren, John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. This edition lacks the subscribers' list. Andrea Pozzo (1642 ?" 1709) was an Italian Jesuit, Baroque painter and architect, decorator, stage designer, and art theoretician. He was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called quadratura, in which architecture and fancy are intermixed. His masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant'Ignazio in Rome. Through his techniques, he has become one of the most remarkable figures of the Baroque period. He is also noted for the architectural plans of the Ljubljana Cathedral (1700), inspired by the designs of the Jesuit churches Il Gesù and S. Ignazio in Rome. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Jacob's Rod. A Translation from the French of a Rare and Curious Work, A.D. 1693, on the Art of Finding Springs, Mines and Minerals by Means of the Hazel Rod. OUTSTANDING COPY IN CONTEMPORARY CALF

      Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with wood - engraved frontispiece, neat personal name - stamp on blank preliminary and title; attractively bound in contemporary half calf, purple cloth boards, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, green endpapers, a remarkably crisp, clean copy. Privately published by the translator, and almost certainly the sole edition. EXTREMELY SCARCE. BLPC gives the date.

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

      2 works in 1 volume, the second: TABULAE GEOMANTICAE, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno MDXXXV. Jam primo luci datus, annexis duabus tabellis huic studio mirè inservientibus, caeteroquin utilibus & jucundis. Frankfurt, J. D. Zunner, 1693. Fasciculus Geomanticus: FIRST EDITION 1687, small 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, title page printed red and black, 1 full page engraved plate plus 1 folding plate with 2 engraved illustrations, 6 folding tables, pages: 647, (1 - a blank), pages 104, 123, 227, 533, 546 incorrectly numbered 04, 12, 229, 233, 346, respectively, collation: A - Z8, Aa - Rr8, Ss4 (T3, Ll3 incorrectly signed T5, Ll5, respectively), bound in full modern calf, decoratively blind panelled on covers, gilt decorated raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly browned with slight worming to top and bottom margins neatly repaired and a name at the top dated 1911, worming persists to page 10, occasional light browning and light spotting, small ink spot to page 353 / 4, no loss, some light brown staining to pages 555 - 557, and 571 - 572, no loss, single plate at page 256 and folding plate at page 292 are lightly browned. A very good complete copy. This is the first edition of a compilation of treatises on geomancy including Robert Fludd's Tractatus de Geomantia, H. de Pisis' Opus Geomantiae completum in libros tres, and Quaestiones Geomantiae Altakini. Robert Fludd was an English physician and a prominent Rosicrucian. Geomancy was historically a form of predicting the future or uncovering facts hidden to the inquirer using a number of dots randomly jotted down by the geomancer. Fludd attempted to take this idea a little further and to use its application to unlock the unconscious part of the mind. Consequently, the work is of interest to historians of early psychology. Bound with: Tabulae Geomanticae, anonymous, FIRST EDITION 1693, small 8vo, pages: (3), 4 - 197, (3 - blanks), 2 folding tables precede the title page: Tabula Harmonica Sublunarium and Speculum Judiciale Astrologicum. Collation: A - M8, N4. A few pages lightly browned, 1 table slightly misfolded. A very good copy. 2 copies in Copac, 2 others on WorldCat, none of them names the author. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Die Bezauberte Welt. Oder Eine gründliche Untersuchung Des Allgemeinen Aberglaubens, Betreffend, die Arth und das Vermögen, Gewalt und Wirckung Des Satans und der bösen Geister über den Menschen . . . Nebenst des Authoris generale Vorrede . . . Aus dem Holländischen nach der letzten vom Authore vermehrten Edition. 39, 136 (recte 144), 270 S., 1 Bl., 195 (falsch 179) S., 1 Bl., 308 S., 2 Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Porträt des Verfassers auf dem Titel und 1 Kupfertafel (Das Oldenburgische Horn). 4°. Pergamentbd d. Z. (etwas fleckig) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel.

      Amsterdam, v. Dahlen (d. i. Hamburg, Hertel), 1693. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines der meistumstrittenen Werke der Zeit. Das bedeutendste Werk der Zeit zur Bekämpfung von Geisterglaube, Hexenwahn und Zauberei. Bekker wurde dadurch zum "Herold des Adämonismus" (ADB). "Bekker bestritt nicht nur den Glauben an die noch fortwaltenden dämonischen Mächte, an Teufelsbesitzungen, Zauberei, Magie usw., sondern suchte auch die biblischen Erzählungen von Besessenen natürlich zu erklären und die Existenz des Teufels überhaupt in ein zweifelhaftes Licht zu stellen" (Seebaß-Kistner). Das Buch wurde bei Erscheinen verdammt und gegen Bekker ein Prozess mit der Folge der Amtsenthebung eingeleitet. Diese erste deutsche Übersetzung stammt von Johann Lange. Die Kupfertafel zeigt das sog. "Oldenburgische Horn", das vor allem bekannt ist durch seine Wiederverwendung in Arnims und Brentanos 'Knaben Wunderhorn'. – Leicht gebräunt, die Tafel mit dem Horn stärker. Gutes, breitrandiges Exemplar. – VD17 3:303184Q. Hayn/G. III 177. Graesse, BMP 62. Faber du Faur 1270. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Divers ouvrages de mathématique et de physique. Par Messieurs de l'Académie royale des sciences

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1693 - In-folio. [370 x 240 mm] Collation : (6), 518, (1) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, armes de Louis XIV dorées sur les plats, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First edition of this collection of texts by Roberval, Huygens, Picard, Frénicle de Bessy, Auzout, Ole Römer and Mariotte. Most of them are published for the first time. Contemporary binding with the arms of Louis XIV. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition. Elle comprend 31 essais, la plupart en édition originale par Roberval, Huygens, Picard, Frénicle de Bessy, Auzout, Ole Römer and Mariotte : 9 par Roberval, 8 par Huygens, 5 par Picard, 4 par Frénicle de Bessy, 2 par Auzout, 2 par Ole Römer et 1 par Mariotte. Après la mort de Frénicle et Roberval, leurs ouvrages, restés manuscrits, furent confiés à Picard. Ce dernier, étant mort en 1682, tous ces manuscrits passèrent entre les mains de La Hire, qui les a publiés dans le présent ouvrage, avec ceux de Picard et quelques mémoires de Huygens. Roberval n'a publié que deux ouvrages de son vivant. On trouve ici ses mémoires les plus importants, qui n'avaient jamais été encore publiés: - Observations sur la composition des mouvements. - Projet d'un livre de méchanique, traitant des mouvements composés. - Traité des indivisibles. - De Trochoïde ejusque spatio. DSB 11, 486-490. Ce volume contient aussi : Frénicle de Bessy: - Méthode pour trouver la solution des problèmes par exclusions. - Abrégés des combinaisons. - Des carrés ou tables magiques. DSB 5, 158. Picard: - De la pratique des grands cadrans par le calcul. - De mensuris. - De mensura liquidorum & aridorum. -Fragmens de dioptrique. DSB 10, 395. Huygens: - De la cause de la pesanteur. - Démonstration de l'équilibre de la balance. - Construction d'un problème d'optique. L'ouvrage s'achève sur un mémoire de Mariotte: - Règles pour les jets d'eau, qui est suivi de deux courts mémoires de Römer. Nombreuses figures dans le texte. Exemplaire aux armes de Louis XIV sur les plats (Olivier 2494, fer 10) et son fleuron entre les nerfs. L'Académie des Sciences fut fondée par Colbert en 1666 et reçut l'approbation de Louis XIV en 1699. Toutes petites piqûres de vers (de la taille d'une épingle) dans la marge intérieure, quelques feuillets brunis en début d'ouvrage, très discrètes restaurations à la reliure. Très bel exemplaire de ce livre fort rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, or, the History of the Ancient Abbies, and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathederal and Collegiate Churches in England and Wales. With Divers French, Irish, and Scotch Monasteries Formerly realting to England

      Sam Keble, London 1693 - (12pp), 331pp, (13pp) +15 plates. Has been professionally re-backed & re-cornered preserving original boards. New endpapers. 1st English edition. 3 volumes in 1. 15 plates complete. Minor worming/ water staining. Some scuffing and age wear to original boards. Small stamp on original front fly leaf. Pages uniformly lightly browned with some wear to edges. Occasional mild foxing throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REGULAE TRIUM ORDINUM LITERARUM TYPOGRAPHICORUM OR THE RULES OF THE THREE ORDERS OF THE PRINT LETTERS: VIZ. {THE ROMAN ITALICK, ENGLISH} CAPITALS AND SMALL

      London: for James Moxon, 1693. later stiff wrappers, half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. small 4to. later stiff wrappers, half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. 52 pages. First separate appearance. (Bigmore & Wyman, Vol. II, p. 62; Burke no.810; Wing M3020). This edition of the work gives every appearance of having been made from leftover sheets. The text appears to be from the same setting of type as the first edition of 1676. The plates are printed on thin paper, with the exception of Plate I, which looks like new work for this edition. They correspond exactly with the like-numbered plates from the section on letter-cutting in Moxon's Mechanick Exercises of 1683. . ." (Burke catalogue). This last work, subtitled The Doctrine of Handyworks, was the first published manual describing printer's tools and the various processes of printing. In this present Regulae Trium Ordinum, as in the 1676 original, Moxon models his types on Elzevir's, but modifies them with his mathematician's sense of rigid geometrical proportion (Bigmore & Wyman). Lacking title and dedication leaves and one of the seven plates. Title, dedication to Christopher Wrenn, and plate thirteen supplied in photo facsimile. From the Library of Jackson Burke.

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        The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden, and Several Other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Made into English by Mr. Dryden ?

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1693. First edition. [iv], xxxix, [iii], 315, [1]; [iv], 87, [1] p. Folio. Contemporary full acid-stained calf, spine with raised bands in 6 compartments, lettered in gilt in one, the rest richly gilt. Neatly rebacked, preserving original spine, internally a clean, well-margined copy. Dryden's translation of the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 16th Satires of Juvenal and all of Persius, with help from fellow translators Nahum Tate, William Congreve, and Dryden's sons Charles and John. Congreve also contributed the poem that prefaces the translations of Persius.

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        Die Bezauberte Welt: Oder eine gründliche Untersuchung des Allgemeinen Aberglaubens / Betreffend / Die Arth und das Vermögen / Gewalt und Wirckung des Satans und der bösen Geister über den Menschen. (The Bewitched World: Or, a thorough examination of the general superstition concerning the arts and the assets violence and workings of Satan and the evil spirits over Man).

      Daniel van den Dalen, Amsterdam, [but Hertel, Hamburg] 1693 - Four books in one volume: TP + [3]-[40] = Generale Vorrede + Inhalt for Book 1 + 1-144 +1-270 + [271]-[272] = Inhalt for Book 2 + 1-195 + [196]-[198] = Inhalt for Book 3 +1-308 + 308[continued]-[312] Inhalt for Book 4; Quarto. First Edition. The Important First German Edition of Bekker's Masterful Refutation of Witchcraft - Published While Witches Were Still Being Burned in Massachusetts The important German edition which did much to spread the message of this work (published in the same year in Dutch). De betoverde Weereld is one of the most important text of what Jonathan Israel recently termed the 'Radical' Enlightenment. It caused a furor when it was first published in Holland and the firestorm quickly spread to Germany, France and England - where the book was translated and published within three years of its original appearance in Dutch. Bekker was a Reformed pastor who had caught the infectious disease of 'philosophizing' after the manner of Descartes and Spinoza - which, more than anything else, meant the freedom to reconsider received doctrine in the light of reason. Bekker previously had encountered difficulties with two of this earlier published works - an unconventional adult catechism [1670] and a book confounding the prevailing superstitions about comets [1683] - (there had been three spectacular sightings between 1680 and 1682).But nothing Bekker had previously written prepared the local clergy - or northern Europe - for the book that he published in 1691. Picking up on suggestions originally made by Descartes and Spinoza, The Bewitched World argued lucidly and effectively against the popular belief in spirits and the power of the devil over human beings claiming such beliefs were insupportable either by reason or by a careful reading of the Bible. It has been claimed that Bekker's book was such an effective attack on these ideas that he all but single-handedly caused the demise of the witchcraft trials and devil-based persecutions that had plagued northern Europe for much of the 17th Century. While it is easy to exaggerate the impact of Bekker's book, it is clear that The Bewitched World was a seminal work in the undermining of superstition, an early and powerful blow against the authority of the Bible, a significant instrument for the weakening of the Church's hold on men's beliefs, and a primary contributor to the liberation of thought across northern Europe. The Bewitched World appeared as four Books - the first two published in 1691 and the final two in 1693. These four books taken together were "the most monumental and comprehensive investigation of Satan, demonology, spirits, apparitions, magic, enchantment, and witchcraft - four volumes broaching the topic from every angle historical, philosophical, Scriptural, and judicial - ever written so far" (Israel, Radical Enlightenment, p. 379). And, their impact was similarly comprehensive and monumental. Contemporary vellum binding with light (but still gorgeous) hand lettering to the spine ("DR. BALTH. BEKKER Die Bezauberte Welt"). Binding with a bit of outer wear, but much less than one would expect in a book over 300 years old. There is a former owner's bookplate to the inside front cover ("Ex Libris E.G. Waller Amsterdam 1893"). All pages lightly and uniformly browned. A lovely copy of one of the major works of the Radical Enlightenment in the important German edition which did much to spread the message of this work that was published in the same year in Dutch. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden, and Several Other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Made into English by Mr. Dryden ?

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1693. First edition. [iv], xxxix, [iii], 315, [1]; [iv], 87, [1] p. Folio. Contemporary full acid-stained calf, spine with raised bands in 6 compartments, lettered in gilt in one, the rest richly gilt. Neatly rebacked, preserving original spine, internally a clean, well-margined copy. Dryden's translation of the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 16th Satires of Juvenal and all of Persius, with help from fellow translators Nahum Tate, William Congreve, and Dryden's sons Charles and John. Congreve also contributed the poem that prefaces the translations of Persius.

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        Collegii Complutensis Fr. Discalceatorum B. M. de Monte Carmeli. Artium Cursus ad breviorem formam collectus. Tomus Tertius Complectens duos Aristotelis libros de Generatione et Corruptione

      Köln: Coloniae Agrippinae, sumptibus Huguetan, 1693. 4to.; 4 hs., 390 pp., 7 hs. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época.

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        Tagera, Fig. 53

      Amsterdam 1693 - Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, “Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,” in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region. Van Rheede’s “Hortus Indicus Malabaricus” is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala). This fine hand-colored engraving from “Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,” Tagera, Fig. 53, measures 15.25” x 18.5” and is in excellent condition with light staining around the edges and evidence of previous repair to the central crease. As illustrated on this plate, the plants are described by their names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. Expertly hand-colored, this engraving shows rich green stems and leaves, highlighted and shaded stylistically, with delicate yellow and orange flowers. Also shown on this plant are the seed pods and the roots, adding a scientific inquiry into this plant. Illustrated separately from the plant are the individual sections of the flowers, the pod and the seeds of the plant.

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