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        Plutarch's Lives

      London: Printed by R.E. for Jacob Tonson, 1693 5 vols. 652, 635, 635, 822, 762 p. 19 cm. 53 plates, darkened. Plate tucked in volume five, p. 16-17. Full mottled leather. Cambridge panel binding with gilt edges. A few scuffs, some wear to edges, chipped head-bands, some corners bumped. Front board loose on volume four. Some wormholes, stains and smudges. Title page darkened, and a small tear in page 53 of volume one. Faint water stain in volume three. One inch tear in upper corner page 249 of volume four. Publisher Tonson was founder of the famed Kit-Kat Club. Extended title: "Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. To which is prefixt The Life of Plutarch".

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        The Compleat Gard'ner (Complete Gardener)

      Matthew Gillyflower 1693. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First English Edition 1693. Translated by John Evelyn. Title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding plates and 9 engraved pruning plates, together with a fine set of engraved headpieces depicting scenes of gardening. Very light damp stain to early leaves top right corner (photo), ownership inscription of Robert Dashwood on title (photo) & Contemporary mottled calf spine gilt titling, rebacked preserving the original spine, hinges strengthened. Else all very tight and clean. Super plates.

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        NEW HISTORICAL RELATION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM...Wherein Full and Curious Account is Given to the Chinese Way of Arithmetick and Mathematick Learning.. Done Out of the French by A. P. Gen. R.S.S

      London: Printed by F.L. for Tho. Horne, et al, 1693. Two volumes bound as one. First edition in English. Illustrated with seven (of nine) engraved plates and two maps, additional illustrations within the text, title-page of Vol. I printed in black and red. 4to, in antique full paneled calf, the spine at some time sympathetically renewed to correct style with raised bands and a red morocco label lettered in gilt, original endpapers retained and new endleaves added additionally. [2], 143; [2], 145-260. A very well preserved copy, textually complete and with seven of the nine called for plates. Copies with all nine plates are uncommon and the work is frequently found with some number fewer and sometimes with no plates at all. The text is clean and quite fresh with only very occasional signs of the common age toning. AN IMPORTANT EARLY WORK ON THE FAR EAST. The author was the Envoy Extraordinary from the king of France to the King of Siam in the years 1687 and 1688. This embassy was one of the several sent by Louis XIV to the Kind of Siam, who at this time was King Narai the Great (Ramathibodi III). All of the embassies were accompanied by priests of the Jesuit orders. This embassy, composed of five warships, arrived in Bangkok in October 1687 and was received by the Siamese diplomat Ok-khun Chamnan. De la Loubère returned to France three months later, this time accompanied by the Jesuit Guy Tachard, and a Siamese embassy led by Ok-khun Chamnan. Cox notes, “La Loubere must have been busy with his eyes to note so much in a three months' stay... ...In addition to the interesting account of Siam and the Siamese, this work contains many curios matters of information: The Life of Thevetat, Siamese Alphabet, Smoking Instrument, Chess-Play of the Chinese, Relation of the Cape of Good Hope, with four cuts, Siamese Astronomy, Problem of Magical Squares, according to the Indians, Manners of the Chinese.” La Loubere’s account is lucid, accurate and comprehensive in his description of the life and peoples of the Kingdom of Siam and is generally regarded as the best European account to have come out of the 17th century.

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        Les Forces de l'Europe, ou description des principales villes aves leurs fortifications ... pour l'usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1693-1696. 8 parts in 1, oblong folio. (11 x 15 inches). Title pages to each part printed in red and black, allegorical frontispiece engraved by Schoonebeck (bound following the part 2 title), engraved dedication to Bourgogne (bound following the part 1 title), letterpress table of plans for parts 1-5 (with contemporary manuscript listing of parts 6-8 on verso), 9 preliminary engraved plates (7 with corresponding letterpress or engraved text leaves), 175 engraved plans and views (1 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in blind (worn). A noted French military atlas. Although predominantly maps, plans and views of fortifications of European cities in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, the atlas also includes a number of other regions, including Malta, Constantinople, Tripoli and elsewhere. Among the most interesting of these is the plan of Quebec (Kershaw 279), bound as the map 23 in part 5. "In August 1690, Sir William Phips left Boston to attack and capture Quebec. Previous military success at Port Royal had given the English an excess of confidence, which Phips fully exploited in planning his expedition against Quebec, but which quickly evaporated when the under-equipped force discovered the extent of the defenses at Quebec. The operation was disastrous, and the English struggled back to Boston losing a number of ships on the way. The battle lines of the English fleet and the details of the French defenses were recorded by Villeneuve in manuscript form, which were subsequently the source of a sequence of printed maps [including the present]" (Kershaw). See Pastoureau for a complete list of plates in this atlas. Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 517a; Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, T.Fer-1c; Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais XVle-XVlle Siecles, Fer IX A.

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        An Impartial History of the Wars of Ireland, With a Continuation thereof

      London: Richard Chiswell,, 1693. In Two Parts. From the Time that Duke Schonberg Landed with an Army in that Kingdom, to the 23d. of March 169½. When Their Majesties Proclamation was published, declaring the War to be ended … Quarto (193 × 145 mm) Nineteenth-century calf by Murton, red morocco label, compartments gilt with floral tools, French fillet panel gilt enclosing a foliate and dog-tooth panels with pomegranate corner-pieces in blind, foliate edge-roll, all edges gilt, foliate roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 14 folding maps and plans, bound with the half-title with licence verso. Neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, library stamps of the British Museum and duplicate sale stamp - 1881 - verso of the general title, short split to the original title to the first part, a few minor chips and splits, without loss, at the margins of the plates, light browning and occasional spotting, but overall a very good copy. Reissue of the 1691 and 1693 first editions with a general title page. Story sailed to Ireland with the Duke of Schomberg's army as chaplain to Sir Thomas Gower's regiment of foot. Story was at the battle of the Boyne, and served with Lord Drogheda while the war lasted. After the surrender of Limerick in November 1691 Story's regiment went to Ulster, and at the conclusion of hostilities they remained in the northern province as part of the standing army. "In 1691 he published a compendious Impartial History of the most Material Occurrences in the Kingdom of Ireland, which was completed early in 1693 with a separate Continuation, dedicated to William III. These volumes had the merits of an eyewitness to the recent fighting, and contain much valuable detail on the military engagements and the costs—both human and financial—of the Williamite war. They use a framework derived from earlier apologists of the English interest in Ireland, such as Spenser and Davies, and never enjoyed the influence of William King's State of the Protestants. Nevertheless, in his awareness of the continuing influx of Scots and of the cupidity of protestant landowners in preferring to set lands to Irish Catholic tenants for higher rents, and in his recognition that the Irish had no realistic alternative to rule by England, Story offered shrewd insights" (ODNB). A very nice copy with the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer, whose collection, Dibdin believed, "placed her 'at the head of all female collectors in Europe'", and the contemporary ownership inscription of Peter Le Neve, herald and antiquary, whose "books and manuscripts was held over twelve days from 22 February 1731, during which period over 2000 printed books and 1252 manuscript lots were sold". A doubly attractive provenance.

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        2me carte Particuliere des Costes de Normandie

      Paris: , c 1693. Size: 630 × 940 mm. Copperplate engraving with lovely original outline colour. Some strengthening to the verso, otherwise in very good condition. An excellent large scale chart of the Channel Islands, together with the Normandy, and a small portion of the Brittany coastlines. A large compass rose, and associated rhumb lines radiate across the chart. Local maritime hazards such as sunken rocks and sand banks are shown. Produced for Jaillot in his 'Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines'.

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        Carte du De Troit du Sond Contenant les Costes de l'Isle de Zelande Comprises entre Nicopen et l'Isle de Meun., et Celles du Schonen depuis la Poiinte de Kol, jusqu'a Valsterbon

      Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1693. very good. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 22.75" x 34.75". Stunning sea chart of the eastern coast of Sjaelland (Zealand) in Denmark and the western coast of Sweden. Includes Copenhagen, Amager and Helsingoer (Elsinore). A large inset shows Copenhagen. Rhumb lines throughout and three compass roses. Beautifully detailed geographic features include topography, farm land and sand bars. Published in "Le Neptune Francois" in Amsterdam. Wear along original fold, minor creasing to corners.

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        Carte Particuliere des Postes de France. [France]

      1693 - Large and highly detailed map of France that is fully engraved and very well colored. This is one of the earliest postal maps of France. The country is well covered with postal service routes clearly shown via dashed lines that connect scores of towns and villages.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        Some Thoughts Concerning Education

      London: for A. and J. Churchill. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of John Locke's "enormously influential work" on educational theory (Britannica). "Locke's writings were not confined to political philosophy and epistemology. Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693), for example, remains a standard source in the philosophy of education. It developed out of a series of letters that Locke had written from Holland to his friend Edward Clarke concerning the education of Clarke's son, who was destined to be a gentleman but not necessarily a scholar. It emphasizes the importance of both physical and mental development-both exercise and study. The first requirement is to instill virtue, wisdom, and good manners. This is to be followed by book learning. For the latter, Locke gives a list of recommended texts on Latin, French, mathematics, geography, and history, as well as civil law, philosophy, and natural science. There should also be plenty of scope for recreation, including dancing and riding" (Britannica). "For Locke the central purpose of education was education into virtue, and this meant training in self-control: 'The Principle of all Vertue and Excellency lies in a power of denying our selves the satisfaction of our own Desires, where Reason does not authorize them' (section 38). Locke did not regard children as innately cruel or malevolent-he thought the cruelty they frequently displayed as having been learned by bad example-but he did see them as naturally wilful and selfish. This was not original sin in the traditional theological sense, but it was a long way from Rousseau's faith in the goodness of the uncorrupted human heart. Of all Locke's works, Some Thoughts is perhaps the one that reveals most about its author" (DNB). First State, with skewed woodcut ornament on title page, "I my" catchword on leaf A2 verso, and "Patronnge" on A3 verso. London: for A. and J. Churchill, 1693. Octavo, recent sympathetic speckled paneled calf with gilt decorations on spine and leather spine label. Small early owner signature on top margin of title. A few occasional spots to text. A fine copy.

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        Great Britain's Coasting Pilot (Wales - 8 sheets only)

      WELSH Coast only. First edition of the maps was in 1693, the first Sea Atlas produced by an Englishman and was reissued numerous times over the next hundred years. The maps in this offer make up 8 loose center fold charts of the Welsh Coast which include:- all on thick heavy paper, 50 by 59 cms, copper engravings most showing a compass rose, rhumb lines, sailing boats, all uncoloured, all have large decorative cartouches. They are - Not numbered St Georges Channel, No 24 Milford-Haven, No 25 Milford Haven and the Islands Adjacent, 26 Cardigan Bay, 27 Holy-Head Part of the Island of Anglesey in North Wales, 28 P. of Carnarvan Shire, 29 The Isle of Man, 30 The River Dee or Chester-Water. All have a couple of tiny pin pricks to top left & right corners and a couple have a tiny pin prick to the maps -plotting?-. No date or edition stated. Very rare to become available as such! Housed in a large protective up and over box covered in brown bookcloth with printed title to front on white paper label. The survey took seven years and was undertaken from the Merlin, Monmouth, Martin, and the Younge Spragge. Collins probably used existing charts and seamen's sketches and notes, as well as his own observations in this remarkably ambitious undertaking. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Admiranda Romanarum Antiquatatum ac Veteris Sculpturae Vestigia

      Rome: Pace Gallery, 1693 Foxed, crease on first plate, otherwise plates are very good. Bookplate, owner notes inside front board. Leather spine much rubbed and cracked, boards loose, text block sound. About 14 x 20 inches oblong.. Hard Cover. Good Only. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Dissertatio inauguralis chymico-medica de Cortice Caryophylloide Amboiensi vulgo Culilawan dicto quam consensu gratiosae facultatis medicae praeside Io. Friderico Cartheuser [...] pro gradu doctoris rite atque legitime obtinendo die V. Maii MDCCLIII. [...] publice defendet

      Unter Rückenfalz geheftet.. Quart. XXXXIV S., mit sieben (verschiedenen) Holzschnittvignetten, davon eine bezeichnet I. G. Unger, sc. Berolini. Titelblatt mit alter, handschriftlicher Nummerierung im oberen rechten Rand. Durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Die letzten 3 Blatt enthalten Lobpreisungen des Promoventen von Paul Ernst Jablonski (1693-1757), Johann Gottlieb von Hackemann (1710 [1714?]-1784) und Karl August von Bergen (1704-1759). Erste Ausgabe. — Nicht bei Ferchl. — Poggendorff (I, 385) erwähnt diese Schrift nicht. — Sehr selten. Gewürznelken gehörten ob ihrer pharmazeutischen und kulinarischen Anwendbarkeit schon vor dem 18. Jahrhundert zu den gefragtesten Gewürzen überhaupt. Doch nicht die hohe Nachfrage allein, auch die stark eingeschränkte Verfügbarkeit trieb den Preis in die Höhe: Während Gewürznelken heute vor allem auf Sansibar angebaut werden, so sind sie doch ursprünglich nur auf zwei kleinen Inseln der Molukken, Ternate und Tidore, heimisch. Seit Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts wurden beide Inseln von Holland kontrolliert, der Handel mit Gewürznelken ausschließlich von der Holländischen Kompagnie abgewickelt. Der leichteren Beherrschbarkeit halber — die Inseln waren strategisch ungünstig gelegen und schon seit langem zwischen Holland und Portugal umstritten — verlagerte man den Anbau nach Ambon. Das Monopol der Holländer wurde mehrfach versucht zu brechen, aber erst 1766 gelang es einem Franzosen — die Ironie der Geschichte will es, daß sein Name Pierre Poivre lautete — Samen und Setzlinge von den Molukken zu schmuggeln und diese auf Reunion bzw. Mauritius anzupflanzen, was ihm nach einigen Fehlschlägen auch gelang. Die Aussicht auf lukrative Geschäfte beflügelte so auch die Suche nach Surrogaten, nicht zuletzt bei den Holländern selbst. Krünitz weiß über das in der vorliegenden Schrift untersuchte Ersatzgewürz Coulilawan folgendes zu berichten: Coulilawan, Culilavan, Culilaban, heißt die aromatische Rinde eines Baumes, der auf den moluckischen Inseln wächst. Sie riecht wie Zimmet und Nelken, und ist izt als eine neue Art Gewürz in Holland Mode. Die holländischen Droguisten verkaufen dieselbe das Pfund für ungefähr 40 Stüver. Diese Rinde ist dick und compact; auswendig braun, inwendig aber von hellerer Farbe; sie läßt sich sehr leicht pulverisiren, und alsdenn erst verbreitet sie einen starken und sehr angenehmen Geruch. Die Indianer brauchen ihrer viel zu ihrem Bobori, welches eine Sorte von gewürzhaftem Brey ist, womit sie sich den Leib einsalben, um sowohl gut zu riechen, als sich auch für den Schmerzen zu verwahren, oder davon zu heilen, die ihnen von den kühlen Nächten zustoßen, wenn sie etwa unter freyen Himmel schlafen müssen. Sie bedienen sich derselben auch bisweilen zu ihren Speisen, und in den Getränken, statt einer Arzeney. Die holländischen Apotheker brauchen sie manchmal in ihren Compositionen, statt der Cassia lignea. In dem chymischen Laboratorio, welches in Amboina zum Dienst der holländischen Compagnie angelegt ist, zieht man aus dieser Rinde, durch die Destillation, ein durchdringendes und wie Nelken riechendes Oehl ab, welches, auf Befehl gedachter Compagnie, zur Handlung der Droguisten, nach Holland gebracht wird. Es wird auch sogar in ganz Holland, unter dem Namen des Nelkenöhls, wiewohl in sehr wohlfeilerm Preise, vertrieben, immaßen das Pfund davon nur 12 bis 13 Gulden kostet, dahingegen das wahre Nelkenöhl eben soviel als das Zimmtöhl gilt, wovon die Unze daselbst zu 12 bis 13 Gulden verkaufet wird. Die Privatpersonen auf den moluckischen Inseln haben nicht die Freyheit, dieses Oehl abzuziehen, obgleich die Coulilawanrinde daselbst sehr gemein ist. Den Nutzen dieses Oehls, und den botanischen Character des Baums, welcher diese Rinde trägt, wird Hr. D. Martini in seinem Naturlexikon angeben. (Krünitz, Bd. 8, S. 407f). — F. A. Cartheuser, Sohn des Pharmakologen, Chemikers und Arztes Johann Friedrich Cartheuser wurde in Halle a.d.S. geboren und übernahm nach seiner Promotion den Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie, Botanik und Chemie der Viadrina (1754 bis 1766). Im Anschluß ging er ins Nassauische, wo er auf den Giessener Lehrstuhl für Naturgeschichte berufen worden war. Er bekleidete später die Ämter des Bergrathes zu Darmstadt sowie eines Nassauischen Geheimrathes. Die Themenwahl seiner vorliegenden Dissertation stand wohl noch unter dem Einfluß des Vaters, sie ist in den einschlägigen Bibliographien nicht nachweisbar.

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        Specchio lucidissimo di santita, et miracoli nella vita, morte, et doppo morte della B. Chiara da Montefalco dell`Ordine Eremitano di Sant`Agostino del M.R.P.F. Gio. Matteo Giberti venetiano

      Fuligno, per Antonio Mariotti, 1693.. Mit gefalt. Holzschnitt und kl. Holzschnitt-Portrait auf Titel. 4 Bll., 170 S., 2 Bll. Flexibler Pappband d. Zt. 4°. Zarri, Donna disciplina creanza cristiana dal XV al XVII secolo, 1249 (mit wie hier vorliegender Kollation); IT\ICCU\URBE\019450 (gibt 3 Bll. am Ende, bei vorliegendem Expl. dürfte das letzte weiße Blatt fehlen). - Erstmals 1668 in Venedig erschienene Darstellung des Lebens der Heiligen Chiara (Klara) von Montefalco (1268-1308), die Alter von 6 Jahren in die Reklusengemeinschaft bei Spoleto eintrat. 1290 zog die Gemeinschaft nach Santa Croce, kurz darauf wurde Chiara Äbtissin des Ordens. "Schon früh hatte K. immer wieder Visionen, die …wohl nicht zuletzt durch ihre besonders strenge Entsagung und Askese mit ausgelöst wurden… In der Mitte ihres Lebens wurde K. zu ihrer großen Verzweiflung für einen Zeitraum von immerhin elf Jahren ihrer Visionsgabe vollständig beraubt, ehe sie gegen Ende ihres Lebens zu besonders intensiven Schauungen und ekstatischen Zuständen zurückfand… Im Zusammenhang ihrer seelsorgerlichen Tätigkeit stand sie mit wichtigen Persönlichkeiten des kirchlichen Lebens wie z.B. Ubertino da Casale oder den Kardinälen Pietro und Giacomo Colonna in Korrespondenz. Auch einige Heilungswunder werden ihr zugeschrieben… Am 17. August 1308 ist K. im Kreise ihrer Schwestern gestorben. Die legendarisch gefärbte Mitteilung, daß die Schwestern nach ihrem Tode den Leichnam geöffnet und dabei Abbildungen der Marterwerkzeuge Christi (Kreuz, Nägel, Dornenkrone) wahrgenommen hätten, hat ihr den Beinamen `Klara vom Kreuz` eingetragen…" (BBKL XVII, 788). - Klara von Montefalco wurde am 13. April 1737 durch Papst Clemens XII. selig- und am 8. Dezember 1881 durch Papst Leo XIII. heiliggesprochen. Ihr Gedenktag ist der 17. August. Der unverweste Leichnam befindet sich im Augustinerinnenkloster von Montefalco. - Der Holzschnitt mit Abbildung der Marterwerkzeuge ("Misteri miracolosi trovati nel Cuore della Beata Chiara"). - Der einfache Einband leicht altersfleckig. Etwas gebräunt, das letzte Blatt etwas tintenfleckig. Die Tafel am Rand etwas knittrig und an der Faltung unten mit kl. Einriss.

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        Histoire d`Emeric Comte de Tekeli, ou Mémoires pour servir à sa vie. Où l`on voit ce que c`est passé de plus considérable en Hongrie depuis sa naissance jusques à present

      Köln (d. i. Holland), "chez Jaques de la vérité", 1693.. Mit gest. Portrait und einer gest. Kostümtafel ("Hongrois"). 1 Bl., 280 S., 6 Bll. - II. Rycaut, Paul: Histoire de l`éstat (sic!) present de l`eglise Grecque et de l`eglise Arménienne. Traduit de l`Anglois par M. (Jean Baptiste) de Rosemond. Middelburg. Horthemels 1692. 23 Bll., 444 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. I. Barbier II 656; Weller III 53. - Die erste von zwei Nachdruck-Ausgaben; die Originalausgabe erschien 1671 in Paris. "Comme cet ouvrage n`est qu`une compilation des gazettes et des Mercures, Le Clerc ne l`a jamais avoué" (Barbier). Biographie des berühmten ungarischen Grafen und Heerführers Imre Tököly (in Deutschland auch "Emerich von Thöckely" genannt), der sich mit den Türken siegreich gegen Kaiser Leopold I. verbündete, zeitweilig zum König von Ungarn und zum Großfürsten von Siebenbürgen erhoben wurde. Bei Erscheinen des Buches war der Feldherr noch aktiv; er zog sich erst nach dem Friedensschluss von 1699 zurück und verblieb, vom Sultan hoch geehrt, bis zu seinem Tode (1705) in der Türkei. - II. Quérard VIII, 14. Nicht bei Blackmer und Atabey (nur die englische Ausgabe von 1679). - "There was a great deal of controversy at this time about the nature of the Eucharist, and the doctrine of the Orthodox Church seemed to be unclear on this point. Both the Anglican and Roman Churches wanted to be able to claim the support of the Greek Church for their respective dogmas. As a result several works on the Greek Church appeared during the latter part of the 17th century (see also Covel and Smith). Rycaut`s work on the Greek Church is significant for the knowledge and sympathy it displays. He was almost alone among his contemporaries in understanding the struggles of the Greeks to maintain their religion in the face of the Turkish and Catholic pressures" (Leonora Navari). - Oberes Kapital mit kleinen Einrissen. Etwas berieben. Titel von (I) mit Stempel der Grafen Holstein-Holsteinborg. Titelei am oberen und unteren Falz etwas feuchtfleckig. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Varia sacra

      Franeker: Jacobum Horreum, 1693. 4to. pp. [12], 768, [28]. Half title for each section. Bound in quarter vellum with paste paper boards - well rubbed. Library book plate on inside front cover. Title page displays a large woodcut device. Pages are clean overall with occasional spotting and age toning; faint inscription above title page device; outer margin of pp.735-6 reinforced with contemporary paper. Fore edge of the text block is a bit rubbed. The bottom edge is stamped with a library name. Board corner tips neatly repaired. Johann Van der Waeyen (1639-1701) was a Frisian Minister, scholar and controversialist. In 1677 he was forced to leave his position in Middelburg and move to Franeker. [See M'Clintock, Cyclopaedia of Biblical Lit.] Among his better known works is a commentary on Balthasar Bekker's book on witchcraft. Van der Waeyen's interest in demonology is also apparent in this collection of tracts which contains two essays (485 pages) on the demon AZAZEL who was associated with the Israelite scape-goat ritual. The book also contains a commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians and several other essays.

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        Vita et doctrina Jesu Christi Ex Quatuor Evanvelistis CollectaNicolaum Avanicinum

      Antwerp - Joannis Baptisteaw Verdussen, 1693 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce early edition ofVita et doctrina Jesu Christi Ex Quatuor Evanvelistis Collecta, by Nicola Avancini. The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, Collected from the Four Evangelists. In daily meditations. In Latin. Nicola Avancini (1612 - 1686) was an asceticalwriter. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1677, and for some years held the chair of rhetoric and philosophy at Gratz, and subsequently that of theology at Vienna. He was rector of the Colleges of Passau, Vienna, and Graz, Provincial of the Austrian Province, Visitor of Bohemia, and at his death Assistant for the German Provinces of the Society. In the midst of these duties he published works on philosophy, theology, and sacred literature. His Meditations on the Life and Doctrines of Jesus Christ has maintained some popularity. This work, originality in Latin, was translated into the principal European languages and went through many editions. But these meditations, in their simple as well as their extended form, have assisted in the task of daily meditation. Previous owner's ink inscription and annotation to title. Condition: In a contemporary leather binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards and loss to head and tail of backstrip. Joints starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and occasional handling marks. Slight evidence of past worming to rear pastedown andchipping to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        [Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortis Transtyberim ad veterum aemulationem ac laudem colorum luminibus expressa a... Dorigny... delineata et incisa, et a Ioanne Petro Belloriio notis illustrata]

      Rome: Domenico de' Rossi, 1693 [or later]. Large folio. 10 hand-coloured engraved plates by Dorigny on laid paper (each 15 7/8 x 26 inches approximately), titles and imprints printed in gold, black ink-ruled borders, each plate cut to the edge of the image, mounted on large sheets of contemporary thick laid paper (each 29 3/8 x 40 3/8 inches approximately). Unbound. A very fine suite of richly hand-coloured plates offering a stunning visual record of one of the best of the decorative interior schemes carried out by Raphael in Rome. This wonderful series records Raphael's 'Cupid and Psyche' series of frescoes, carried out by him between 1516 and 1518 in the Loggia of Psyche in the villa Farnesina in Rome. The series also comes with a title and an eleventh plate of the ceiling fresco in the adjoining Sala di Galatea, executed in 1512: neither the plate nor the title are present here. Originally published by the Rossis, the engravings are the work of Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746) who lived and worked in Rome between about 1690 and 1719. The painter, classicist, and art historian Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613-1696) provided the text at the foot of the plates (appropriate excerpts from Apuleuis's Golden Ass). "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Dorigny 37-46; cf. Brunet IV, 1111; cf. Berlin Kat 4066

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, or, the History of the Abbies, and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches in England and Wales. With Divers French, Irish and Scotch Monasteries formerly relating to England

      London: Printed for Sam Keble and Hen. Rhodes, 1693. First English language edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 7 3/4 x 12 inches. Title page in red and black + 5 unnumbered leaves + 331 numbered pages (110, 207, 209, 223, 295, 296 misnumbered) + 6 unnumbered leaves (Catalogue of Houses and Table). With 11 [of 15] of the full page engravings which are often lacking. Each part with divisional title. A few unobtrusive contemporary ink notes, otherwise pages are bright and clean. Bound in near contemporary full brown calf with six raised bands to spine, red spine label with "History of Monaster" and gilt bands and decorations to compartments, now worn. Chipping to head and tail of spine. Expected scuffing and shelf wear to edges and corners. Hinges starting. ESTCR8166. A very good copy of this abridged translation of the Latin work in three volumes, originally published under the joint authorship of Roger Dodsworth and Sir William Dugdale, London, 1655-73.

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        Al Rey Nuestro Señor en su Real, y Supremo Consejo de las Indias? que luego que llegaron los últimos Galeones (donde el suplicante vino embarcado del Reyno del Peru? se le insinuo necesitaba el Consejo un libro, que el suplicante avia trabajado de la Nume

      An early Spanish census on the natives of Peru. N.d. [1693]. N.p. [Madrid]. In folio (289 mm x 204 mm). 2 ff. Later elegant half calf, sine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, a little worn. Inner margin foxing, lower corners finger-soiled, else fine. First edition of an exceedingly rare Spanish imprint on Peruvian native?s census. Castillo served for 24 years in Peru in both civil and military positions; he last worked as an accountant for the tributes paid by the natives. Spanish imprints on Peruvian native?s census´ are not common. At the end, Fernandez de Madrigal a member of the Consejo de su Magestad and a Major in the War Council for the Indies and Peru, certifies that Castillo gave a report on the General Numeration of the Indians of such Provinces, and for the reintegration of the Mita of the minerals from Guancabelica and Potosi. A most rare imprint, of which we find no copy anywhere; only a ?Copia de un informe, que hizo al... Conde de la Moncloa... Don Pedro Antonio del Castillo y San Juan, Contador que fue de retassas y tributos de aquel Reyno?, published in 1689 is found at a Spanish institution.

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        The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches, Lately Executed in New-England: And of Several Remarkable Curiosities Therein Occurring

      London: John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultry, 1693. 1 leaf unsignatured, A-K4, L-R1. Lacks the half-title and the final advertising leaf. Hardcover, bound in full maroon morocco with new endpapers by Zaehnsdorf. The front joint of the binding is cracked, but holding; bookplate removed from front pastedown. The text block is age-toned and tightly trimmed with partial loss of the running title on a few leaves, the first few leaves with marginal nicks and minor tears. [Holmes 454-B]. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good.. Quarto - 5.75" x 7.5".

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        Niew Hollandt

      Coronelli, Vincenzo. Niew Hollandt. Venice 1693, copper engraved map 28x23 cm. w/ text on a folio size sheet. Very attractive and accurate map of the Dutch discoveries on the north-west Cape to the Gulf of Carpentaria around Weipa. Italian text below the map which is headed "Nuova Guinea". Lovely vignettes of a fanciful "australian native life" including elephants and deer. One of the most attractive early Australian maps.

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        Cordvbensis E Societate Iesv de Sancto MatrimoniiSacramento Dispvtationvm

      Venice - Antonii Tiuani, 1693 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early copy of Thomas Sanchez' seminal work on the institution of marriage in the Catholic church. With vignette illustrations to Volume VII. Tomas Sanchez (1550 19 May 1610) was a 16th century Spanish Jesuit and famous casuist. The chief work of Sanchez and the only one which he himself edited, is the Disputationes de sancti matrimonii sacramento. The first edition is said to have appeared at Genoa in 1602; but this can have been only the first folio volume, for which permission to print was secured in 1599, as the two succeeding volumes contain both in their preface and the author's dedication the date 1603. The first complete edition was, according to Sommervogel, that of Madrid, 1605; later followed a series of editions printed at different places both before and after the author's death. The last edition seems to have been issued at Venice in 1754. The work had an extraordinary fate, inasmuch as some editions of the third volume have been placed on the Index of Prohibited Books, due to its comprehensive coverage of every aspect of marriage, is has drawn upon Sanchez the charge of immorality. The work is still, however, reckoned by the Roman Curia among the classical works on marriage. In Latin. Complete in three volumes. Monastic bookplate to front pastedownCondition: In half-vellum bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed. Cloth to boards lifting slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge of volume I slightly strained. Library labels torecto of front free endpapers. Institutional stamps to title pages. Ink signatures to title pages. Pages are mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Pages 304-305 of volume II quite heavily spotted. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        (John) Theatrum Scotiae, containing the Prospects of their Majesties Castles and Palaces: together with the most considerable Towns and Colleges.

      London: Printed by John Leake for Abel Swalle..., 1693 . first edition, folio (393x265mm.), complete, title in black and red with Scottish Arms, 57 fine double-page engraved and etched plates mounted on guards, numerous large armorial vignettes in prelims., trace of worming to blank tail/gutter of first few prelims. diminishing to a single worm hole extending to plate 38, slight discolouration and short closed tears to central blank margins of several plates affecting engraved surfaces only at Ayr (pl.30) with a small hole at centrefold, and Kelso (pl.50) with 2 similar, a few small burns or rust-marks, in a couple of cases touching plates, but the contents generally in fresh state; nineteenth century panelled sprinkled calf, attractively gilt, olive green morocco label, g.e., slight rubbing and discolouration, a very good and large copy Wing S.3993. Slezer's is the first book of town prospects published in Britain. A native of Germany, he settled in Scotland in 1671, and combined the professional duties of Chief Engineer for Scotland (also Surveyor of His Majesties Stores and Magazines, and subsequently Lieutenant of Artillery as well), with the ambition of delineating the towns and great buildings of the country. "The book was a lavish volume of...plates accompanied by written descriptions, and constitutes the first systematic illustrated record of Scotland, showing - as no other documents do - what the country looked like 300 years ago." (Cavers) It was reprinted several times, the latest in 1814, but the first edition was the only one produced under Slezer's direct supervision and the only one to print the coats of arms; it also provides the finest strikes of the plates. The text was written with the full collaboration of Sir Robert Sibbald. This is one of 100 "fine-paper" copies, and a further 25 copies were printed on "larger and finer paper," which Cavers describes as simply "effectively thicker." For a more detailed account, see Keith Cavers, A Vision of Scotland (H.M.S.O., 1993).

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      Paris. 1693-1719.. Seven volumes. Engraved portraits. Quarto. Contemporary calf, spines gilt extra. Moderate rubbing to extremities; head and toe of spines chipped on first, second, and fifth volumes; hinges starting on a few volumes; some minor worming in spine areas. Armorial bookplate in each volume. Else a very good set, internally clean except for only occasional foxing and tanning. A vast collection of all the treaties and commercial agreements entered into by France with other nations from 1435 to 1700, including many treaties relating to America. The NUC entry for this work describes it in six volumes and locates five sets. Sabin states the work consists of six regular volumes plus two additional volumes of twenty- nine treaties with separate titlepages for each. This set includes the first of these additional volumes, but not the second. An important collection of treaties, with much material relating to French possessions in America. Frances Davenport identifies eleven treaties for which the Leonard set gives the first or first French printing between 1556 and 1684, as follow: Davenport 20. Treaty between France and Spain, 1556, by which the French agreed to stay out of Spanish America and the Spanish agreed to leave alone French fisheries off the North American coast. Davenport 22. Treaty between France and Spain, 1585. A similar agreement to keep France out of the Indies. Davenport 26. Treaty between France and England, 1603. This treaty was made while England and Spain were still at war, and arranged for the French and British to take concerted action, with England raising a fleet to attack the Spanish New World dominions. It became a dead letter when James I made peace with Spain the next year. Davenport 29. A defensive alliance between the Netherlands, France and England, in which the latter two agreed not to interfere with Dutch trade in the New World. Davenport 32. Treaty between the Netherlands and France, agreeing not to interfere with each other's trade in the New World. Davenport 34. Treaty between England and France, settling the brief war between the powers of 1627-28. In this war the British had seized much of New France, including Quebec, which was restored with the peace. Davenport 36. Treaty between Great Britain and France (St. Germain-en-laye). This treaty followed up Davenport 34, above, and called for the specific restoration of all of Canada; England gave up Nova Scotia reluctantly, and only in the face of French naval superiority. Davenport 37. Treaty between France and Portugal, 1641. Portugal, having won independence back from Spain, agrees to cooperate with the French and Dutch against Spain in the New World. Davenport 68. Agreement between Spain and the Netherlands, made by Spain in an attempt to defend its New World possessions. Davenport 73. Cessation of hostilities in America between France and Sweden on one hand, and Denmark and Brandenburg on the other, 1679. This war had involved battles between the West Indian possessions of all powers, and restored the status quo while allowing free trade in West Indian ports. Davenport 77. Treaty between Spain and France, 1684 (Ratisbon). This treaty supposedly brought peace between the Spanish and French throughout the world, but was really a screen by Louis XIV for his incursions on Spanish dominions in the New World. Immediately after it he authorized La Salle to start his colony on the Gulf of Mexico, and attempted to seize northern New Spain. A most important collection. SABIN 40104.

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        The Life of Monsieur Des Cartes (Descartes) Containing the History of his Philosophy and Works: As Also, The Most Remarkable Things that Befell him During the Whole Course of his Life

      R. Simpson, London, 1693. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. The first English edition of Baillet's lasting biography of Descartes, published in two volumes in Paris in 1691 and abridged the following year. Later half leather, front board detached, old seminary library label to spine and embossed stamp to title, but no other marks. Added endpapers but original endpapers preserved and covered in notes in an early hand as is the verso of the title - signature to top of title page. Marginal tear to page 111 almost touching a gloss - probably trimmed when rebound but still with wide margins. Light occasional foxing and finger soiling, but generally bright and unmarked. 286pp with advertising leaf at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Philosophy. Inventory No: 041226. .

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        The Compleat Gard'ner or Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of Fruit Gardens and Kitchen Gardens with Divers Reflections on Several Parts of Husbandry

      London: Matthew Gillyflower , 1693. Collation, [44],184,[4]204[4],80pp, 11 engraved plates including frontis, of which 2 are double page, head and tail piece illustrations. Bound in modern antiquarian style full calf, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, occasional small faded library stamp, ( about 10 in all ), 1 perforated stamp, small stain mark on 2 pages, with slight loss of text,one plate repaired without loss, some occasional light staining. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a nice leather binding. Rare first English edition. A75. First English Edition. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        SYNOPSIS METHODICA ANIMALIUM QUADRUPEDUM ET SERPENTI GERNERIS. Vulgarium notas characteristicas, rariorum descriptiones integras exhibens: cum historiis & observationibus anatomicis perquam curiosis

      Londini: impensis S. Smith & B. Walford Societatis Regiae Typographorum, 1693.. Præmittuntur nonnulla de animalium in genere, sensu, generatione, divisione, &c. Auctore Joanne Raio, S.R.S. Imprimatur, 15 June, 1693. Robert Southwell, R.S.P. FIRST EDITION 1693, 8vo, approximately 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved portrait of the author after A8, by W. Elder after W. Faithorne, pages: [16], 336, [8] - index, bound in early vellum, hand lettered to spine, edges speckled. Vellum slightly discoloured, top corners slightly bumped, slight trace of removal of bookplate on front pastedown, slight pale foxing to margins of some pages, pages 1-22, 33-82, and 98-192 are browned to varying degrees, all easily legible, small closed tear to margin of page 321. A very good tight copy (first half browned in parts as usual with no loss). Sections on a huge variety of animals, domestic, farm and wild animals, carnivores and herbivores, mammals, amphibians and snakes of many types. John Ray (1627 – 1705) was an English naturalist, widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists, and sometimes referred to as the father of English natural history. He published important works on botany, zoology, and natural theology. He was the first to give a biological definition of the term species. Sotheby's Catalogue of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part I, No. 81; Wellcome Library, Volume IV, page 480. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MECHANICK EXERCISES: Or, The Doctrine of Handy-Work. Applied to the art of Smithing in general

      London, printed and sold by J. Moxon, 1693-1694. VOLUME I ONLY OF 2, second edition with additions, 1693. Small 4to, 210 x 160 mm, 8¼ x 6 inches, engraved frontispiece and 17 plates, complete, pages (8), 234, (8), 2 jumps in pagination which are present in all copies, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full modern panelled calf with blind stamped decoration, gilt decorated raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Neat ink number beneath imprint on first title page, very pale damp stain to some upper margins, in places extending into text, diagonal crease to 1 title page, small repair to upper corner of a text page and a title page, the title with very slight loss of border, neatly redrawn, 2 lower corners also repaired, no loss, faint signature to some title pages, plate 3 repaired to upper margin with very small loss to tip of illustration, 2 small stains to margin of 2 plates, 1 plate bound in upside down, plates 17 and 18 have very pale damp staining to large area of upper outer corner, small chip to inner corner of 18, and staining continues to the last page which is also slightly dusty. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of Volume one. Originally published between 1677 and 1680 in 14 numbered parts which are divided up into 4 sections each with title page dated 1693 or 1694. In addition 9 parts have their own simple dated title page (divisional title pages, not called for in part 14 which is an explanation of terms used). One divisional title page at page 115 has been misplaced and should be at page 195. Otherwise our copy collates exactly as ESTC R25166. The four sections are: Smithing (1693, 3 parts), Joinery (1694, 3 parts), House-carpentry(1694, 3 parts), Turning (1694, 5 parts). The second volume was concerned solely with printing. Joseph Moxon (1627-1700) was a London dealer and printer, specialising in mathematical books and instruments, a globe maker, amateur in the mechanical arts, hydrographer to Charles II providing maps and charts for royal use, and Fellow of the Royal Society, the first tradesman to be so elected. He produced the first English language dictionary devoted to mathematics. In his Mechanical Exercises he sets out to describe the chief trades of the day with illustrations of machinery, tools, furnaces, locks, plans etc. It is one of the earliest English book to describe and illustrate the tools of various trades and explain their uses. Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Five, page 241; Christie's Norman Library of Science, Volume II, page 340. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dryden (John), and Others. 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 English by Mr. Dryden. With Explanatory Notes at the end of each Satire. To which is Prefix'd a Discourse concerning the Original and Progress of Satire. Dedicated to the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Dorset, &c....

      London, Printed for Jacob Tonson..., 1693 . first edition, folio, pp.[iv]+xxxix+[iii]+315+[1]; [iv]+87+[1], half-title present, sporadic slight browning due to variable paper quality, generally very fresh; contemp. mottled calf, gilt, red morocco label, free endpapers excised, slight wear about head of spine, very good Wing J.1288; Case 200; Grolier 331; Macdonald 30a. Covers with gilt arms of the prominent politician Thomas Coningsby, first earl of Coningsby (1657-1729), for whom see Oxford DNB; later calligraphic booklabel and pencil notes of Douglas Grant, soldier and scholar, who edited a selection of Dryden's works for the Reynard Library. Each of the satires is preceded by a fly-title and argument, and followed by explanatory notes. Five of Juvenal's satires (I, III, VI, X & XVI) were translated by Dryden himself, one each by his eldest sons John and Charles, two by Tate, one each by Bowles, Stepney, Harris, Congreve, Power and Creech, and one (anonymously) by Duke. All of Persius was translated by Dryden, prefixed by Congreve's commendatory poem. The dedication, to the Earl of Dorset, is one of Dryden's most delightful pieces of literary criticism.

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        The Life and Death of King Charles the First... Together with Eikon Basilike... [I] The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majesty in his Solitudes and Sufferings. [II] A Vindication of King Charles the Martyr... [III] 3 Parts

      London Joseph Hindmarsh at the Golden Ball over against the Royal Exchange 1693. G : in Good condition. Rebacked. Cover rubbed with some edge wear. Contents firm. Heraldic label on paste-down [Reprint] Leather cover 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 297pp; viii, 272pp; 46pp. 2 engraved plates. Part II printed by R Norton for R Royston and published in 1685; Part III published by Joseph Hindmarsh in 1693.

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        Patrimonio di S. Pietro olim Tusca Suburbicaria con le sue più cospicue strade antiche

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1693. Magnifica prova, intagliata su quattro matrici, impressa su carta vergata coeva ed unita. Esemplare con coloritura coeva dei contorni, con margini, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dopo aver accuratamente seguito il progetto per l?ampliamento e la sistemazione di Roma, papa Alessandro VII (Fabio Chigi) affida l?incarico di formare il catasto dell?Agro Romano a diversi topografi ed agronomi, conferendo al gesuita Francesco Eschinardi il compito di dirigere la parte cartografica. Il rilievo migliore, oltre a quello di Giovan Battista Cingolani, fu opera dell?Ameti, che realizzò due grandi carte della parte settentrionale e meridionale della provincia di Roma. La carta del Patrimonio di San Pietro ha un enorme cartiglio in alto a sinistra dove assieme alla data, 1696, ed al nome dell?editore, Domenico de Rossi, reca la dedica al cardinale Francesco Nerli. Accurata è la descrizione del territorio, con rappresentazione delle zone boschive, delle alture, indicazione dei centri abitati nonché raffigurazione dei laghi di Bolsena, di Bracciano e dello Stagno di Orbetello. Le carte dell?Ameti furono inserite, assieme a quella del Mattei, nella seconda edizione del Mercurio Geografico, atlante della tipografia De Rossi. Bibliografia: Frutaz, Le carte del Lazio, pp. 75-77; Almagià, Documenti Cartografici dello Stato Pontificio, pp. 40-42, 73. Dimensioni 1130x835. Once he had realized his project to renovate and enlarge Rome, Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi) charged quite a few topographers and agronomists to realize the Roman countryiside land registry, putting the Jesuit Francesco Eschinardi in charge of the cartographic part. The best maps have been drawn by Giovan Battista Cingolati and Ameti, who realized two big size maps of the Northern and Southern neighbourhood of Rome. As Almagià points out, the two maps could be joined to form just one print, since they share a part where the river Tiber and Rome are depicted. This work is basically after Innocenzo Mattei?s (1626-79), a Camaldolese monk, who was official geographer of Clemente X and realized his work in 1666. When compared to Mattei?s Tavola esatta dell?antico Latio e Nova Campagna di Roma, Ameti?s work shows many analogies in different fields: classical references, the names of the streets, etc. It differs from its sources on the addiction of new places, especially along the coasts. The first map (St. Peter?s Heritage) presents a big cartouche on upper left, with the date, 1691, and the printer?s name, Domenico de Rossi, together with dedication to the Cardinal Francesco Nerli. The description of the territory is quite detailed, with wods, heights, the small towns and the lakes of Bolsena, Bracciano and Orbetello. The map of Latium, dedicated to the Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, has been printed three years before and presents a better relief of the Pontine marshes, and even the hydrography is quite different. Ameti?s map have been included, together with Mattei?s, in the second edition of De Rossi?s Mercurio Geografico. Copperplates, realized in four plates each, joined together in the past, with the technique of etching. Example in excellent condition, trimmed to platemark; sings of glue along the old folds. Roma Rome 1130 835

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        Stati di Savoia, Piemonte

      Carta geografica tratta dal Corso Geografico Universale. Incisione in rame, tracce di colla visibili alla piega centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni: 455x600. Venezia Venice

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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 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 tradotta anche 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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        Sacro Arsenale overo prattica dell'Officio della Santa Inquisitione. Con l'inserzione d'Alcune Regole fatte dal P. Inquisitore Tomaso Menghini Domenicano, e di diverse annotazioni del dott. Giovanni Pasqualone, Fiscale della Suprema Generale Inquisizione di Roma.

      Roma, Rev. Camera Apostolica, 1693. 1693 In -4, pp. (8) 427 (47 di indici). Leg. pergamena dell?epoca (due piccoli rinforzi antichi in pergamena sul dorso). Emblema di Papa Innocenzo XII, al quale è dedicata questa edizione, sul frontespizio. Dedica a S. Pietro martire, secondo la tradizione che vede gli inquisitori considerarsi candidati al martirio. Prima edizione nella quale compaiono le aggiunte del Menghini e del Pasqualone. Lievi bruniture ad alcune cc., sguardie rinnovate. Buon esemplare. Celebre manuale dell?Inquisizione, diffusissimo tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo. La prima edizione venne pubblicata a Genova nel 1621, ma venne quasi interamente distrutta per ordine del S. Uffizio. Il manuale si apre con un?enunciazione di quali siano le categorie di persone contro le quali opera il Sant?Offizio, seguono poi suggerimenti pratici su come si abbia a condurre un processo inquisitorio. La sesta parte di questa edizione tratta ?Del modo d?interrogare i Rei nella tortura? e la settima contiene il celebre ?Del modo di procedere contro à i Poligami, & alle Streghe nel Santo Tribunale?, non presente nelle prime edizioni. L?ultima parte ?Aggionte al Sacro Arsenale? contiene un elenco di libri proibiti, con una regola generale per evitare di incorrere in opere sospette, un modo di espurgare gli Uffizii e gli altri libri di orazioni, e una serie di costituzioni papali. Frate Eliseo Masini da Bologna domenicano ricoprì l?incarico di inquisitore a Genova dal 1609 al 1627. Cfr. Piantanida, Aut. Italiani del ?600 per altre edizioni ?L?opera ha la struttura di un manuale per i giudici meno esperti, e compie un?accurata analisi (in forma per lo più di esempi pratici) dei metodi di interrogatorio e di tortura praticati dall?Inquisizione?; Caillet, III, n. 7203; Van der Vekene, Bibliotheca Bibliographica Hist. Sanctae Inquisitionis.

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        Het gezandtschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China: waar in de gedenkwaerdigste geschiedenissen... beneffens een naauwkeurige Beschryvinge der Sineesche Steden, Dorpen, Regeering... Gewassen, Dieren...

      Amsterdam, W. Waasberge, 1693. Folio (315 x 205mm). pp. (6), 208, 258, (9), with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author, 1 folding engraved map of China and 34 double-page engraved plates and about 100 engravings in the text. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label (head of spine chipped). Third edition of this beautifully illustrated work on China. The first edition was published in 1665. "Jan Nieuhof was a "Dutch traveller and adventurer" (1618-72). Between 1640 and 1644 Nieuhof was serving as an official of the Dutch West India Company in Brazil, but by 1655 he was in Batavia, in Java, as a servant of the Dutch East India Company. From there he accompanied Pieter de Goyer as a member of the Dutch embassy to Peking... In 1665 Nieuhof published what is regarded as the definitive account of the Dutch embassy to Peking, and it is for that he is best known" (Howgego p. 752). The beautifully engraved plates show Chinese towns, Chinese life and animal- and plant life. The present work describes the first embassy of the Dutch East India Company to the court of the Emperor of China in the years 1655-57 in command of Pieter de Goyer and Jakob de Keyser. It is the most profusely illustrated work on China of the period. The Paolinxi plate mentioned in the index is only present in the Latin edition and is always lacking. A fine and clean copy. Landwehr, VOC, 539.

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        MONASTICON ANGLICANUM: The History of the Ancient Abbies, and Other Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, in England and Wales Withn Divers French, Irish and Scotch Monasteries Formerly Relating to E

      Sam Keble and Ben Rhodes, London, 1693. Poor with no dust jacket. First English Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover without dust jacket (as issued). Donation inscription on ffep. All pages are present. Both boards are separated and the first few pages are loose. Mild foxing throughout. The original leather binding is in very poor condition and the volume needs to be rebound. All of the pages, however, are present and in good condition, with no significant losses. POOR. Published originally in three volumes in Latin, this first English edition, abridged, by James Wright, with page references in the margins, contains the history of all the abbeys, priories, monasteries, hospitals, and collegiate and cathedral churches in England from earliest times, before most were burnt during the rise of Protestantism by king Henry VIII. It also includes the history of the Knights Templar, of the new temple in London, foreign monasteries situated in France, Ireland and Scotland and much more. This is three volumes in one, continuously paginated. Each volume is preceded by a half-title: Volume One: Of the Benedictine Monks, Cluniacs, Cistercians, and Carthusians; Volume Two: Of the Canons Regular of St. Augustin, Hospitalers, Templars, Gilbertines, Praemonstratenses, and Maturins, or Trinitarians; Volume Three: Of the Cathedral and Collegiate Churches. Two indices provide access by county or by religious house to all three volumes. This is the first abridgment of Dugdale's greatest work, one which has become a standard work of reference to every serious student of medieval antiquities marking an epoch in the study of charters as a source of English history. There are the usual numerous pagination errors, but the work is complete. Rare. Color Illustrations. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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        The Life of Monsieur Des Cartes (Descartes) Containing the History of his Philosophy and Works: As Also, The Most Remarkable Things that Befell him During the Whole Course of his Life

      R. Simpson, London, 1693. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. The first English edition of Baillet's lasting biography of Descartes, published in two volumes in Paris in 1691 and abridged the following year. Later half leather, front board detached, old seminary library label to spine and embossed stamp to title, but no other marks. Added endpapers but original endpapers preserved and covered in notes in an early hand as is the verso of the title - signature to top of title page. Marginal tear to page 111 almost touching a gloss - probably trimmed when rebound but still with wide margins. Light occasional foxing and finger soiling, but generally bright and unmarked. 286pp with advertising leaf at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Philosophy. Inventory No: 041226. .

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        Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum ac Veteris Sculpturae Vestigia Anaglyphico Opere Elaborata ex Marmoreis Exemplaribus quae Romae Adhuc Extant in Capitolio Aedibus Hortisque Virorum Principum ..

      Rome: Jacobo de Rubeis, 1693.. Second Edition. Brown/gilt tooled half-leather cover with maroon title panel and marbled boards. VG : in very good condition. Professional modern restoration and rebinding. Some light marking of title page with corner restoration. Untrimmed. 80 plates :: 80 (of 84) plates including title and dedication pages. Lacking plates 26, 56, 57 & 68 :: 380mm x 510mm (15" x 20")

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        INSULA Vulgo LILLE Belgice RIISSEL.

      Amsterdam., de Wit., 1693. Carte, 40,5 x 51,0 cms, feuille 52,9 x 63,5 cms. plan de la ville, avec legenda avec no`s 1-6. Papier frais feuille de; Stedenatlas. 1693 = approximatif

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        AURELIA Vernaculo ORLIENS.

      Amsterdam., de Wit., 1693. Carte, 39,5 x 52,0 cms, feuille 53,5 x 63,5 cms. plan de la ville, avec legenda sur places remarquables, chanoinies, paroisses, convents, rues principales. Papier frais feuille de; Stedenatlas. 1693 = approximatif

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        Les oevures [sic!] mélées de monsieur le Chevalier Temple.

      1-2. Utrecht, Antoine Schouten, 1693. 12mo. (12),+ 216; 144, 125-323 pp. First title printed in red and black. Minor spot on pp (3-4). Contemporary full calf, richly gilt spine with rasied bands, boards with the gilt arms of Nicholas Joseph Foucault in center, red marbled boards. Joints worn and upper rear hinge partly broke. Engr. book plate of Bookplate of Nicholas Joseph Foucault, 1st Marquis de Magny. First French edition of Wiliam Temple's first "Miscellanea" (London 1680), a collection of essays. There exist two versions, one with the title misspelled "oevures", that has 216 resp. 323 pages and is without Errata, and one with the title correctly spelled "oeuvres", with 273 resp. 435 pp, and with Errata. A second French edition was published in 1694 and a third in 1699. It contains a.o. chapters of: "Considerations generales sur létat & les interêts de l'Empire, de la Suede, du Danemarc, de l'Espagne, de la Hollande, de la France & de la Flandres par rapport à l'Angleterre en l'année 1671", "La recherche des moyens d'avancer le commerce en Irlande", Du scavoir des anciens & des modernes", " de la poësie" etc. Sir William Temple (1628-99) was an English statesman, diplomat (envoy to Brussels in 1665-68 and ambassador at The Hague in 1668-70 and in 1674-79) and essayist, who turned to miscellaneous writing during leisure periods in his career and retirement at Moor Park, Surrey, where he employed Jonathan Swift as a secretary. This copy come from the library of the statesman and archaologist Nicholas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), 1st marquis de Magny, whose library was "parmi les plus précieuse concernant l'histoire de France" (Guigard II p. 221). His name is today probably most famous for the finding of the Bayeau tapestry, a hand drawing of which was found in his library and identified by de Montfaucon

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        Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum ac veteris sculpturae vestigia: anaglyphico opere elaborata ex marmoreis exemplaribus quae Romae adhuc extant, in Capitolio, aedibus, hortisque virorum principum ad antiquam elegantiam, a Petro Sancti Bartolo delineata in

      Roma, cura, sumptibus, ac typis edita a Ioanne Iacobo de Rubeis 1693.. oblong folio (36 x 48 cm), title, dedication leaf, plates numbered 3-83 (complete), 18th-century calf, greek key fillet, gilt, some neat repairs to binding, pictorial armorial bookplate of Anna Damer. Indice delle stampe de' Rossi (annotated reprint Rome 1997), p. 381; this corrects and supplements Cicognara 3607; Brunet's brief note ( I, 759) has misled cataloguers for 200 years. The first book with this title appeared about 1666; it comprised 81 plates, and in this form it was for sale as late as 1690, the date conventionally assigned by cataloguers to the undated "first edition". At this time de' Rossi transferred all the plates of triumphal arches (nos. 3-31 of the undated edition) to another of his publications (Veteres arcus Augustorum), and for the 1693 issue added 31 new plates (to make a total of 83); in this new form the book is the most important collection of engravings of the ancient bas- reliefs housed in the museums and palaces of Rome. Two of the new plates (nos. 60, 61, from the Aldobrandini Wedding) were etched by Bartoli in 1677, and are occasionally found with the earlier form of the collection. The others are a mixed bunch: some are by Robert van Audenaerd (plate 30 is signed with his initials); many others are reversed copies by Bartoli of plates from Icones et segmenta (Rome, 1645) by Francois Perrier, whose monogram appears on plates 53 & 54. Then, in 1738, the de' Rossi plates were transferred to the Calcografia Camerale, who, in about 1766, added a plate 84, signed by Francesco Bartolozzi after Giovanni Domenico Campiglia. Rather more than half the copies one sees, whether in libraries or in commerce, are of one of these late issues, frequently printed on wove paper. I know of no research on the history of wove paper in Italy: in 1766 it was available only from the Whatman mill, but by the 1780s there were other manufacturers. These fine plates take the eye of some who have little sense of the importance of the book: I saw a random set of four recently in an antique shop, simply framed, at £3800 the four.Anna Damer had, as one would expect, a copy of the book fit for Strawberry Hill, an early form of the final de' Rossi version. Her well-known bookplate (Agnes Berry invt. et delt. Londini 1793 Francis Legat sculpt.) is I suppose a light-hearted adaptation of Poussin's 'Et in Arcadia ego'.

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        Curuta-pala Fig. 46

      Malabar, 1693. unbound. good. Botanical. Engraving with hand coloring. Page measures 14.25 x 18 1/8". Image measures 13.5" x 17.25".Beautifully colored botanical of South Asia flora. The name of the flower is repeated in several Asian languages. Some scattered foxing. Expert repair to tear near bottom centerfold. Minor glue residue in right corners. Small chip to left edge. Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draackenstein (1636-1691) was commander of Malabar and was responsible for compiling the "Hortus Malabaricus", a major publication of the flora and medicinal use of plants, which took 30 years to complete.

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        Pyretologia seu exercitationes De Morbis Universalibus acutis.

      Ad Exemplar Londinense Bremen: Hermanni Braueri 1693. Med 2 foldede tavler. (48) + 440 + (16) s. Samt. helperg. med farvet titelfelt.With 2 folded tables. Contp. full vellum.. First german edit. of this very important book on fevers.

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        Frammenti storiali del Tribunale della Real Camera di Napoli

      In Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giouan Francesco Paci, 1693. In 8vo; cc.8n.nn., pp.280. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi. Testate, capilettera e finaletti incisi. Dedica alla Maestà Cattolica di Carlo II Re di Spagna. Mezza pergamena posteriore, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Dati fu presidente della Real Camera. BL 17th Century Italian Books I, pag. 293; Michel II, pag. 165; Santoro, 861. ?Contengono queste memorie il giro di sette anni aprendo ad esse il sentiero gli accidenti più recenti della Sicilia (1674) dè quali comprendono, ma per passaggio, il principio e la fine?.

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        Carte Particuliere des Costes Occidentales D'Irlande qui comprend la Baye de Galloway Et la Riviere de Lymerick, Comme elles paroissent a basse mer dans les grandes Marées. (No date, no place (1693)).

      Very large engraved seechart, measuring 61 x 87,5 cm. in original outline colouring with large inset view of the harbour of Kinsal and Kinsal River. The chart showing the Westcoast of Ireland from Bay of Roonstahound to Kiriec (in lower left corner C. Berey scr.) A fine impression on good thick paper with the watermark: BYCOLUMBIER. fOLDED DOWN THE CENTER.. The "Neptune Francois" was published in 1693, and its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of its kind. The chart is without year, place and "par Ordre du Roi", pointing to a later issue, but issued from the original copperplate. It is also without "Imprimerie Royale" belonging to the imprints from 1792. Koeman IV,425:11

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        Specchio lucidissimo di santita, et miracoli nella vita, morte, et doppo morte della B. Chiara da Montefalco dell`Ordine Eremitano di Sant`Agostino del M.R.P.F. Gio. Matteo Giberti venetiano

      Fuligno, per Antonio Mariotti, 1693.. Mit gefalt. Holzschnitt und kl. Holzschnitt-Portrait auf Titel. 4 Bll., 170 S., 2 Bll. Flexibler Pappband d. Zt. 4°.

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        Lettere memorabili, istoriche, politiche ed erudite

      In Pozzuoli e Napoli, presso Antonio Bulifon, 1693-1697. Quattro volumi in 16mo; pp. 20 n.nn., pp. 466, 12 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 399, 9 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 355, 5 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 373, 9 n.nn. 13 tavole incise in rame fuori testo di cui una piu' volte spieghevole. Insegna tipografica ai quattro frontespizi. Bazzana coeva, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro, abrasioni alle cuffie ed ad un dorso. Il volume IV in pergamena coeva. Raccolta rarissima che contiene 8 lettere di Galileo Galilei poco note. Volume primo: Lettera a Curzio Piacchena delle virtù di un pezzo di calamita di cinque libbre datata Padova 16 di Novembre 1607; Lettera a Francesco Rinuccini innalzando l'Ariosto sopra il Tasso datata Arcetri 19 Maggio 1640. Volume quarto: Lettera al Principe Federico Cesi Principe dell'Accademia de' Lincei di varie faccende letterarie datata dalle Selve li 5 di Gennaio 1612. Il Galilei, "rimettendosi alla determinazione di V.E. e degli altri Signori Lincei" propone come titolo della sua opera di prossima pubblicazione: "Historia e dimostrazioni intorno alle Macchie Solari e loro accidenti ."; Lettera al medesimo su le stesse materie datata dalle Selve li 25 di Gennaro 1612. Galilei scrive di mutazioni da apportare al testo "che davano fastidio al Revisore"; Lettera al detto Principe Cesi su l'istesso soggetto datata dalla Villa delle Selve li 12 Maggio 1612. In questa lettera Galilei tratta della pubblicazione del "Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno sull'acqua"; Lettera dello stesso al medesimo intorno alle Macchie Solari datata Firenze li 26 di Maggio 1612. Informa il Cesi del contenuto di una missiva inviata a Marco Velseri "dove vedera' accennata l'opinion mia .". Lettera del medesimo al detto Principe Cesi di bisogne astronomiche datata Firenze li 30 di Giugno 1612. ". noi non doviamo desiderare che la natura si accomodi a quello che parrebbe meglio disposto et ordinato a noi, ma conviene che accomodiamo l'intelletto nostro a quello che ella ha fatto sicuri tale esser l'ottimo e non altro." riferimenti al Signor Lagalla; Galileo Galilei al Prencipe Cesi sudetto di varie sue bisogne datata Roma 8 di Giugno 1624. Queste lettere fino ad allora sconosciute e ripubblicate solo nel 1818 a Modena in "Memorie e lettere inedite finora o disperse di Galilei" (Cinti, 188) sono importanti per dirimere la controversia tra Galilei e Scheiner su chi avesse per primo studiato il fenomeno delle Macchie Solari. Il vol IV contiene inoltre altre quattro lettere di interesse galileiano: una di Mario Guiducci al medesimo Principe Cesi di faccenda letteraria ". ho preso per me il consiglio che V.E. dava al Sig. Galileo." riguardo "il torto che m'è stato fatto senza ragione da quel buon Sig. Grasso"; e tre di Francesco Stelluti tra cui una nella quale invia a Cesi un madrigale per un'opera di Galileo Galilei: le Macchie Solari. Gamba, 1959 per l'edizione del 1698; Santoro, 388: "Il primo volume fu stampato a Pozzuoli nel 1693"; BL 17th Century Italian Books I, pag. 159; Soria, pag.105; Autori Italiani del'600, 3361. 5 immagini allegate.

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