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        The Commentaries of C. Julius Caesar, of his Wars in Gallia; and the Civil Wars betwixt him and Pompey. With many excellent and judicious observations thereupon. As also the art of our modern training. [...] To this edition is now added, at the end of every book, those excellent remarks of the Duke of Rohan. Also the commentaries of the Alexandrian and African wars, written by Aulus Hirtius; now first made English. With a geographical nomenclatour of the antient and modern names of towns. Together with the life of Cæsar, and an account of his medals; revised, corrected, and enlarged.

      Folio, pp.[xliv], 309, [i] + 15 plates in total, including frontispiece and 9 folding plates. Title-page in red and black. A little very light dampstaining just visible at tail edge of first 10 leaves approx., a few very light paper repairs to edges of first 4 leaves, frontis slightly toned with some light transfer to title. Contemporary brown speckled calf, raised bands to spine, edges sprinkled red. Neatly rebacked with spine label, corners repaired. Rubbed, scuffed, edges worn and a little chipped. Still a very good copy overall.'The conduct of war was prominent among Edmondes's (1567/8?-1622) interests. He urged the necessity for soldiers to read about and discuss the practice of their profession, to supplement their practical experience. He was encouraged by Sir John Scott to undertake an explanatory study of Caesar's Commentaries, published in 1600 as Observations, upon the Five First Bookes of Caesar's Commentaries and followed in the same year by Observations on the Sixth and Seventh Books. Edmondes explained that the work was directed at English soldiers and he supplemented his comments on Roman military practice with observations on contemporary campaigns, including those of the English forces in France and the war in Ireland, as well as the battle of Dreux of 1562 between the royal army and protestant forces in France. He also discussed the question of how to deal with an invasion of England, whether to oppose an invading army at the coast or to withdraw and offer battle later. His preference was to fortify the coast of Kent and oppose a landing. As well as military matters, he included an explanation of the causes of tides. [...] Thomas Fuller regarded him as an example of an author who achieved 'perfection of theory' in writing on military matters without having practical experience.' (ODNB). Edmund's Caesar was popular throughout the 17th century, being reprinted in 1655 and 1677 before this edition of 1695 appeared. Accordinging to Lathrop, 'it has no literary quality, either the springing, elastic energy of the original, or any compensatory power or grace. It does, however, do its pedestrian duty of communicating information accurately and clearly, though clumsily.'

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        Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America. Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1700. 3 parts (paginated as 2) in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved, illustrated title-page, letterpress title-page with woodcut publisher's device, a folding engraved map of South and Central America, and 7 engraved illustration plates (1 folding). Eighteenth-century half vellum, later marbled sides.

      Alden & Landis 700/11; JCB IV, p. 317; Muller, America 580; Sabin 23469. Second (expanded) Dutch edition of retired pirate Alexandre Exquemelin's famous and much imitated eye-witness account of pirate life in the Caribbean in the late 17th-century: "the prime, and indeed almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century" (Howgego). It comprises three parts (on the island Hispaniola, pirate life, and the capture of Panama City) plus an appendix giving an account of the journey made by buccaneer captain Montauban in 1695. Binding rubbed. Good copy of popular account of piracy by an insider.

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        La vie du venerable pere Ignace Azevedo, de la Compagnie de Jesus. L'histoire de son martyre, & de celui de trente-neuf autres de la même Compagnie. Le tout tiré des procès-verbaux dressés pour leur canonisation. Dédiée au Roi de Pologne. Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1744. 12mo. & 8s. With engraved armorial headpiece above the dedication to King Stanislaus I of Poland. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, gold fillets on board edges.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 93; De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 1080, 4; Chadenat 754; not in Bosch; Sabin. First edition of a French biography of the Jesuit martyr Ignacio de Azevedo, by Father Gilles-François Beauvais (1695-1773), who modelled his book on the Italian biography by Father Cabral (pseudonym of Giulio Cesare Cordara) (1704-1785), published at Rome in 1743 under the title Relazione della vita e martirio del venerabile padre Ignazio de Azevedo. In the present biography, dedicated to King Stanislaus I of Poland, Beauvais made several additions, for example the "Martyre du Vénérable Père Diaz et de ses Compagnons", pp. 193-262. Most of the book is devoted to the life of the martyr Ignatius de Azevedo from Porto (1528-1570), who worked in Brazil as Visitator for the Jesuit Order. On 15 July 1570, he and his 39 companions at sea were killed by French Calvinist pirates near the Canary Islands. In 1854, these "40 martyrs of Brazil" were canonized. Beauvais's biography may be regarded as a loose translation, with additional material, of Cordara's biography, which was translated into Spanish in the same year and into German in 1856. A second edition of Beauvais's version was published at Brussels in 1854. The martyrdom of Ignacio de Azevedo and his companions has inspired many literary works up to the present day. Some faint marginal stains, a small corner of the last 2 leaves (and larger corners of the following endleaves) restored, not approaching the text. Boards scratched. In good condition.

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        Christ's Certain and Sudden Appearance to Judgment [Signed in Ink by Thomas Vincent at the end of Vincent's preface "To The Citizens of London"]. By Thomas Vincent, Sometime Minister of Maudlins Milk=Street, London.

      London: Printed for George Calvert and Samuel Sprint. The Third Edition.. Front board cleanly detached. Inkstain to titlepage. Tears without loss of text to pages 1 - 4, small damage to outer margin of text on page 59/60. Name of female preowner verso titlepage (dated April 1695). Extremely scarce and highly unusual in a signed edition.. The Third Edition. London, Printed for George Calvert and Samuel Sprint, 1669. Small Octavo. 6 unnumbered pages (incl. Titlepage), 264 pages [collation complete]. 19th century Hardcover. Front board cleanly detached. Inkstain to titlepage. Tears without loss of text to pages 1 - 4, small damage to outer margin of text on page 59/60. Name of female preowner verso titlepage (dated April 1695). Extremely scarce and highly unusual in a signed edition. Thomas Vincent (May 1634 – 15 October 1678) was an English Puritan minister and author. He is referenced as a main character featured in "The Living," by Anthony Clarvoe, a play about 1665 plague London. Thomas Vincent, the second son of John Vincent and elder brother of Nathaniel Vincent (both also prominent ministers), was born at Hertford in May 1634. After passing through Westminster School, and Felsted grammar school in Essex, he entered as a student at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1648, matriculated 27 February 1651, and graduated B.A. 16 March 1652, M.A. 1 June 1654, when he was chosen catechist. Leaving the university, he became chaplain to Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. In 1656 he was incorporated at Cambridge. He was soon put into the sequestered rectory of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, London (he was probably ordained by the sixth London classis), and held it till the Uniformity Act of 1662 ejected him. He retired to Hoxton, where he preached privately, and at the same time assisted Thomas Doolittle [nonconformist minister] in his school at Bunhill Fields. During 1665, the year of the Great Plague of London, he preached constantly in parish churches. His account of the plague in God's Terrible Voice in the City by Plague and Fire, 1667, is graphic; seven in his own household died as a result of the plague. Subsequently he gathered a large congregation at Hoxton, apparently in a wooden meeting-house, of which for a time he was dispossessed. He was among the signers of the 1673 Puritan Preface to the Scots Metrical Psalter. He did not escape imprisonment for his nonconformity. He died on 15 October 1678, and was buried (27 October) in the churchyard of St Giles-without-Cripplegate. His funeral sermon was preached by Samuel Slater. (Wikipedia)

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        The History of the Troubles and Tryal of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower

      Richard Chiswell, London 1695 - Folio (12 x 7 1/2"). [22], 616pp (Text), [2]pp (Publisher's advertisement). 19th-century blind- and gilt-stamped full calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. All paper edges red. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of William Laud (unsigned). Main title in red and black lettering. Published fifty years after the author's execution, "The History of the Troubles and Tryal (sic) of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury" is a first-hand account of the events leading to the Archbishop of Canterbury's arrest in 1640 and his beheading five years later. Religious adviser to King Charles I of Great Britain, Laud's persecution of Puritans and other religious dissidents resulted in his trial and execution by the House of Commons. Indeed, the Long Parliament of 1640 accused Laud of treason and, in the Grand Remonstrance of 1641, called for his imprisonment. Laud was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he remained throughout the early stages of the English Civil War. In the spring of 1644 he was brought to trial which, however, ended without a verdict: as it proved impossible to point to any specific action which could be seen as treasonable. Parliament took up the issue and eventually passed a bill of attainder under which he was beheaded on January 10, 1645 on Tower Hill, notwithstanding being granted a royal pardon.Moderate rubbing along edges. Binding rebacked but retaining the original spine. Lower front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting the lower corner of the first 122 pages. Minor offsetting to frontispiece and main title. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An essay toward a natural history of the earth

      London: Ric. Wilkins, 1695. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary full calf, rebacked. Bookplate of Edward Hilliard. First edition of what is considered the beginning of scientific geology in England. This influential book presents the orthodox contemporary views of earth structure. Woodward describes how he took every opportunity to examine digging operations, and despatched questionnaires to all parts of the world. "The information was a valuable contribution towards the knowledge of the regularity of the earth's structure everywhere" (Wolfe, History of Science, Technology and Philosophy, pp. 352, 364). In this work, Woodward (dates) recognized the existence of various strata in the earth's crust and the true nature of fossils, failing only to make the assumptions that earned William Smith the title of father of English geology. His most important contribution to science is his catalogue of the fossils which in the course of long years he had collected in England, and which now form an interesting portion of the Sedgwick Museum at Cambridge.

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        Pharmacopoea Wirtenbergica, in duas partes divisa. Accedunt syllabus medicamentorum compositorum.Stuttgart, Johann Christoph Erhard, 1754. Folio (31 x 20 cm). With a folding engraved frontispiece, showing the arms of Wurttemberg, several portraits of famous medical figures and a view of the city of Stuttgart. Early 20th-century half calf by Gustaf Hedberg in 18th-century style.

      - Blake, p. 350; Kremers & Urdang, History of pharmacy, 4th ed, p.54; WorldCat (5 copies). Revised and expanded third edition of the pharmacopoeia for the Duchy of Wurttemberg. The pharmacopoeia was composed by the ducal physicians Johann Albrecht Gesner (1695-1761) and Johann Wendel Bilfinger (1695-1756) and first appeared in 1741. Earlier, Wurttemberg had used the pharmacopoeia of the city of Augsburg. Traditionally, pharmacopoeias gave nothing more than the official composition of the most frequently prescribed medicines. From the late 16th century onwards, the publications began adding informative sections, combining textbook and formulary. The Pharmacopoeia Wirtenbergica was the epitome of this type of pharmacopoeia and was highly valued for its good descriptions. Revisions appeared frequently, with the dispensatory going through six editions between 1741 and 1789, as medical science changed in the second half of the 18th century. The Wurttemberg dispensatory "was the official book of its time most esteemed and used, even beyond the German frontiers It was one of the most comprehensive pharmacopeias, supplying information about all drugs, new and old." (Kremers & Urdang). With ownership inscriptions. With the binding slightly worn at the extremities, water stains in the upper corner of the first 100 and last 50 pages and some spots in the frontispiece; a very good copy.

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        Réfutation des principales erreurs des quiétistes contenues dans les livres par l'Ordonnance de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Paris, le 16 octobre 1694.

      - P., Guillaume Desprez, 1695, in-12, basane mouchetée, dos à 5 nerfs orné, coupes guillochées (rel. de l'ép.), [42]-434 pp. (M.14) Édition originale.Cette réfutation, faite à la sollicitation de Bossuet, est le dernier ouvrage sorti de la plume de Pierre Nicole (Barbier, 4, p. 183). Coiffes et premier caisson restaurés.

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        Britannia

      London: by F. Collins for A. Swalle and A. & F. Churchil,, 1695. Newly translated into English: with large Additions and Improvements. Published by Edmund Gibson. Folio (391 x 234 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked and recornered with the original spine laid down, title gilt to second compartment, gilt edge-roll to boards, red speckled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 50 double-page maps (of which 2, Kent and Norfolk, also folding), 8 numismatic plates, numerous engravings of antiquities to the text, including a vignette of Stonehenge and a full page of illustrations at p. 696. Some stripping to boards, initial blank browned, pale tide-mark to fore margin of sigs. I-O in the introductory section and the first few leaves of the Counties section, shallow chip to fore edge of N3, the text never affected, otherwise a few trivial marks only. An excellent, clean copy. First Gibson edition of Camden's great antiquarian tour of Britain, the first to contain Robert Morden's "best-known maps … Based on improved sources and further corrected by local enquiry, they remained standard maps for fifty years and helped establish a more settled orthography of English place names" (ODNB). Britannia was first published, in a Latin octavo edition, in 1586. A 1600 edition contained maps after Mercator and Kaerius; the maps of Christopher Saxton, the first to depict individual counties, appeared in the 1607 edition, and were an importance source for John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611-12). Morden's efforts "reflect the great advances in surveying that had been made since the days of Saxton and Speed" (Parry, The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the Seventeenth Century, p. 333), while Gibson's translation is considered superior to the previous translation by Philemon Holland (1610). Among its other noted improvements is the inclusion of a section on rare plants at the end of each county, by the naturalist John Ray. "In the fashion of the original, [Gibson's edition] positively energized travellers, local scholars, intellectual networks, and learned societies across the Isles" (Cramsie, British Travellers and the Encounter with Britain, 1450-1700, p. 485).

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        Pharmacopoea Wirtenbergica, in duas partes divisa... Accedunt syllabus medicamentorum compositorum...Stuttgart, Johann Christoph Erhard, 1754. Folio (31 x 20 cm). With a folding engraved frontispiece, showing the arms of Wurttemberg, several portraits of famous medical figures and a view of the city of Stuttgart. Early 20th-century half calf by Gustaf Hedberg in 18th-century style.

      Blake, p. 350; Kremers & Urdang, History of pharmacy, 4th ed, p.54; WorldCat (5 copies). Revised and expanded third edition of the pharmacopoeia for the Duchy of Wurttemberg. The pharmacopoeia was composed by the ducal physicians Johann Albrecht Gesner (1695-1761) and Johann Wendel Bilfinger (1695-1756) and first appeared in 1741. Earlier, Wurttemberg had used the pharmacopoeia of the city of Augsburg. Traditionally, pharmacopoeias gave nothing more than the official composition of the most frequently prescribed medicines. From the late 16th century onwards, the publications began adding informative sections, combining textbook and formulary. The Pharmacopoeia Wirtenbergica was the epitome of this type of pharmacopoeia and was highly valued for its good descriptions. Revisions appeared frequently, with the dispensatory going through six editions between 1741 and 1789, as medical science changed in the second half of the 18th century. The Wurttemberg dispensatory "was the official book of its time most esteemed and used, even beyond the German frontiers... It was one of the most comprehensive pharmacopeias, supplying information about all drugs, new and old." (Kremers & Urdang). With ownership inscriptions. With the binding slightly worn at the extremities, water stains in the upper corner of the first 100 and last 50 pages and some spots in the frontispiece; a very good copy.

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        A New Voyage to Italy with a Description of the Chief Towns, Churches, Tombs, Libraries, Palaces, Statues, and Antiquities of That Country. Togather with Useful Instructions for Those Who Shall Travel Thither. Volume 1

      Printed for R. Bently, at the Post-House in Russel-Street, Covent Garden; T. GT. Goodwin, at the Queen's Head, and M. Wotton, London 1695 - London: Printed for R. Bently, at the Post-House in Russel-Street, Covent Garden; T. GT. Goodwin, at the Queen's Head, and M. Wotton, at the Three Daggers in Fleet Street; and S. Manship, at the Ship in Cornwall, 1695 (24) 344, (30) 8 plates. Maxmillan Misson (1650 - 1722) traveled thru Holland , Germany and Italy in 1691 and recorded his observations in a series of letters. Volume 1 of two. Bound in brown calf with gold stamping on spine. Some splitting along spine hinges Contemporary inscription on flyleaf. Pictures on request. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Presumed First. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il viottolo tra i monti

      1695 - Acquaforte, circa 1695, priva di firma. Esemplare di primo stato di due, avanti l’indirizzo di De’ Rossi. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana dei "tre monti con giglio", con margini, piccola macchia di grasso al verso parzialmente visibile al recto, nel complesso in eccellente stato di conservazione. Attribuita in passato al Castiglione e al Grimaldi, questa straordinaria opera viene assegnata all’Onofri da Alfredo Petrucci, che ricorda come questo lavoro si distingue dagli altri dell’artista perché "risente del genere classico-idillico in cui i seicentisti usavano subordinare la visione del paesaggio naturale al ricordo della trascorsa grandezza di Roma, popolando le loro composizioni di cippi, di are, di colonne infrante". Crescenzo Onofri era un artista romano e spese gran parte della sua vita artistica di pittore di paesaggi nella sua città natale. Pascoli fa riferimento a lui, molto brevemente in realtà, menzionandolo come l’unico studente di Gaspard Dughet, a cui possono aggiungersi però pochissime altre notizie biografiche. Poiché il suo stile pittorico era molto simile a quello del maestro, è solo recentemente che si è iniziato ad attribuire un corpus di opere all’artista. In particolare, nel 1960 vennero pubblicati per la prima volta i suoi meravigliosi affreschi del Castello Theodoli in San Vito Romano e nel 1963 l’attribuzione di un importante gruppo di gouaches di Palazzo Doria venne spostata da Dughet a Onofri. Le sue incisioni riflettono molte delle qualità dei suoi dipinti e, almeno cinque di queste, pubblicate nel 1696, recano un'iscrizione che indica un preciso riferimento agli affreschi di San Vito Romano. I paesaggi di Onofri non hanno la chiarezza e l’unità di quelli di Dughet, la concentrazione e il fulcro che richiamano Nicolas Poussin. Le forme tendono ad essere assemblate in maniera brusca, con ritmi Barocchi, e non c’è quell’uniformità dell’insieme operata da un’attenta sistemazione della composizione, delle masse, della luce e dei toni. Sembra che le incisioni paesaggistiche di Onofri fossero note alla critica ben prima dei suoi dipinti; erano oggetto di entusiastiche discussioni per Alfredo Petrucci già dal 1924 e ancora nel 1956, anno in cui si pubblica il suo studio pionieristico sulle incisioni italiane dal titolo Il Caravaggio acquafortista e il mondo calcografico romano. Timbro al verso della collezione D'ARENBERG (Lugt 567). Etching, 1695 circa, without signature. Example of the first state of two, before the address of De’ Rossi was added. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with "three mounts with lily" watermark, with margins; a small grease stain on verso can be partly seen on recto, in general in good condition. Ascribed in the past to Castiglione and Grimaldi, this work has been afterward attributed to Onofri by Alfredo Petrucci, who also underlines the fact that this particular print stands out among the artist production because it "is influenced by the classic-idyllic genre used by the XVII century artists; it was used to subordinate the vision of a natural landscape to the memory of the past grandeur of Rome, filling the space with cippi, altars and broken columns". Crescenzo Onofri was a Roman artist and spent most of his artistic career working as a painter in his native city. Pascoli briefly refers to him, mentioning Onofri as the sole student of Gaspard Dugher; apart from that, we do not have many other biographic news about the artist. Since his pictorial style was very close to that of his master, it is only recently that a corpus of works has been ascribed to the artist. In particular, in 1960 his beautiful frescoes of the Castello Theodoli in San Vito Romano have been published and in 1963 he was attributed an important group of gouaches in Palazzo Doria, taking them away from Dughet. His engravings show many of his paintings qualities and at least five of them, published in 1696, bear an inscription indicating a precise reference to

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        L Asie divisée en ses principales regions.

      Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, Paris 1695 - Coloritura coeva dei confini. Ottimo esemplare. Non comune. Carta geografica originale (cm. 65x46,5 più ampi margini).

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        TAB. VI ASIAE, Arabiam Felicem, Carmaniam as Sinum Persicum comprehendens.

      Amsterdam 1695 - Mappa tolemaica della penisola arabica. Si tratta della seconda edizione mercatoriana della mappa, che appare per la prima volta nell'edizione del 1695 della Geographia di Tolomeo curata da Mercator, ed intitolata Gerard Mercator:'Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum'. Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Beautiful map of Arabian Peninsula. Thai is the second edition of Mercator's Ptolemaic map of the Middle East, first issued in the 1695 edition of Mercator's Geographia, based upon the works of Claudius Ptolemy. Copper engraving, in very good condition. Tibbetts 39. Al Ankary 262. McMinn 15 Dimensioni 480 339mm

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        Prospectus Castri e Ponti S. Angeli

      1695 - Cruyl inizia a disegnare ed incidere vedute nel momento in cui si trasferisce a Roma, intorno al 1664. Le prime opere furono i ventuno disegni, un tempo conservati all’Albertina di Vienna ed oggi divisi tra Cleveland Museum e Rijksmuseum. I disegni risultano, per finalità incisorie, in controparte rispetto ai luoghi rappresentati. Solo dieci di questi soggetti furono incisi dal Cruyl e pubblicati per la prima volta nel 1666 da Giovan Battista de Rossi in un volume dedicato a papa Alessandro VII, dal titolo Prospectus loco rum Urbis Romae Insignis, opera che in seguito fu ristampata da Matteo Gregorio de Rossi nel 1692/98. Cruyl caratterizza ogni sua veduta con l’inserimento di figure perfettamente aderenti al contesto urbano e, allo stesso tempo, descrive e definisce monumenti esistenti nella città di Papa Chigi. Per raggiungere il suo obbiettivo l’artista non esita ad alterare la realtà prospettica ne a modificare lo spazio urbano. Acqueforti, impresse su carta vergata coeva, rifilate al rame o con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplari nella tiratura di Carlo Losi. Molto rare. Bibliografia: B. Jatta, Lievin Cruyl e la sua opera grafica, pp.53/9. Cruyl starter drawing and engraving views when he moved to Rome around 1664. His first works were his twenty one drawings, once kept in the Albertina in Vienna and nowadays divided between the Cleveland Museum and Rijksmuseum. The drawings actually are the counterpart of the subjects they depict for they were meant to be used for the realization of engravings. Only ten of these subjects have actually been engraved by Cruyl and published for the first time in 1666 by Giovan Battista de Rossi in a volume dedicated to Pope Alexander VII, entitled Prospectus loco rum Urbis Romae Insignis; the collection was afterwards reissued by Matteo Gregorio de Rossi between 1692 and 1698. Cruyl characterized every single view by adding some figures which perfectly adhered to the urban context and, at the same time, he describes and defines the monuments of the city of Pope Alexander. To realized his aim, the artist changed the real perspective and modified the urban space. Etchings, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to platemark or with thin margins, in excellent condition. Examples of the Carlo Losi edition. Very rare. Bibliografia: B. Jatta, Lievin Cruyl e la sua opera grafica, pp.53/9. Dimensioni 515 385mm

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        De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri.

      1695 - A Profound Example of Seventeenth-Century Scholarship Selden, John [1584-1654]. De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri Septem. Accessit Novae Huic Editioni Index Accuratus. Leipzig and Frankfurt: Apud Jeremiam Schrey, 1695. [xlviii], 892, [27] pp. Copperplate frontispiece, 7 plates, 3 folding copperplates, woodcut text illustrations. Text in Latin, with numerous texts quoted first in Hebrew or Arabic. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, front endleaves renewed. Light soiling, spine ends and corners bumped, boards slightly bowed, armorial bookplate to front pastedown, rear free endpaper neatly removed. Copperplate pictorial title page, main title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorate initials and text illustration. The plates depict the presentation of the Ten Commandments, elevations of the Temple of Jerusalem and praying angels in the Temple. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier on places, spark burns to a few leaves, woodcut ornament clipped from title page and replaced with blank paper at an early date, internally clean. A nice copy. * Fourth edition, one of two Schrey issues from 1695. First published in 1640, this is a landmark work in international law and natural law theory. It is also a fundamental work for a collection of Judaica. In Johnson's Memoirs of John Selden (1835), he describes this as "one of his most erudite works. Its design is supposed to have been suggested to him by Grotius's celebrated treatise `De Jure Belli et Pacis,' yet its method is totally different, and its motto from Lucretius, claims for its subject the merit of absolute novelty." This is also the work that caused John Milton to refer to Selden in Areopagitica as "the chief of learned me reputed in this land," and refers to "De Jure Naturali" as "that noble volume written by our learned Selden, of the Law of Nature and of Nations." Further, "De Jure Naturali" is named by Milton in Areopagitica as the source of his theistic conception of natural law and Samson names "the law of nature, law of nations" in his speech to Dalila at lines 890-91 in book two of Samson Agonistes. Finally, Milton makes extensive use of this work in all of his divorce tracts; this stands to reason [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Durchleuchtigsten Erz-herzogen Zu Oesterreich Leben, Regierung Und Gross-thaten [illustrated]

      In Berlegung Martin Endters, Nurnberg: 1695 - Copper plate; 1146 pages plus index pages; . .: Von dem . Rudolpho, Grafen von Habsburg. An, biss in die hochst-gluckseelige Regierung der Rom. Kayserl. Maiestat Leopoldi, und der Romischen Koniglerlichen Majestat . Width: 6.75" Height: 8.5". 17th-century, full-vellum Austrian volume in ornate blackletter contains numerous engraved portraits of royalty. The title page is in black and red. Firmly bound in vellum, with handwritten author, title, and date information on the spine. There is light external age/wear. The pages and engraved portraits show light toning and scattered smudging and foxing. An unusually clean and attractive copy of this work. 51 copper plates of officials. Austrian government and heroes. Titel page in Red and Black. Old German black print. Presumed1st edition. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurze und deutliche Vorstellung Der Edlen Probierkunst : Was eigentlich dieselbe sey, worinnen sie bestehe, was vor Instrumenten darzu erfordert worden, wie man zur rechten Erkänntnus...

      (...aller Mineralien und Metallischen Ertzen zu gelangen, Und Welcher Gestalt endlich die Erkannten recht zu probieren, und in der Probierung zu tractiren seyen. Nebst einem ausführlichen Bericht vo Salpeter sieden / und Erklärung aller Chymischen Wörter und Zeichen. Alles aus langwierig- und bewährt- befundner Erfahrung / mit deutlichem Stylo aufgezeichnet und wolmeinend mitgetheilet. Von einem dieser edlen Kunst Preußwürdigst Ergebnen,) ( Erste Ausgabe - ohne Verfasserangabe ) Mit 19 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt, Zueignungsschrift, Register ), 523 Seiten. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Das Frontispiz-Kupfer wie meist - fehlend. Pergamentband der Zeit mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt, Klein8 ( 13,7 x 8,5 cm ). Seltenes, selbständiges Probierbuch, das der Verfasser "aus eigner langwierig- und bewährt-befundener Erfahrung" erstellt hat. - Neben einer allgemeinen Einführung in die Probierkunst werden notwendige Geräte, einzelne Metalle sowie Glas und die Salpetersiederei vorgestellt. Der Anhang mit Erklärung der wichtigsten chemischen Begriffe und Redensarten. Erste Ausgabe des umfangreichen Werkes über die Verarbeitung und Untersuchung verschiedener Gold- und Silberverbindungen, der Erze, Kupfer, Blei, Quecksilber etc.. Mit Beschreibung der hierzu notwendigen Geräte, Materialien und unter anderem mit Kapiteln über Minera Antimonii, Glas, Wismut sowie über Salpetersiederei. Im Anhang mit der Erklärung der wichtigsten chemischen Symbole und Abkürzungen.. Der Einband ist cellophaniert, stärker fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen. Der schmale Einbandrücken mit Titelei von sehr alter Hand *Der edle Probierkunst, 1695 *. Innen fehlt das vordere unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt, das Titelkupfer fehlt, Bindung gelockert. Innen auf dem Innendeckel 2 Exlibris, das Titelblatt stärker angestaubt und etwas fleckig, innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Die letzte Seite mit kleinem Einriß außen ( außerhalb des Textes ), wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen, das hintere Vorsatzblatt verso mit kleiner Notiz in Tinte von sehr alter Hand. Insgesamt bis auf das ( ja meist fehlende ) Titelkupfer von recht guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 280 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        An unusual letter from Richardson's editor discussing the publication of his work, Vindication of the Canon of the New Testament against Toland (1700)

      [n.p.], February 10, [n.y.]. 6.5 X 7.75 in.. "A very fine content Autograph Letter Signed by a colleague ""N. Spinckes"", two pages, 6.5 x 7.75 in., [no place], February 10, [no year, circa 1695-9] concerning the problems getting Richardson's seminal work, ""Vindication of the Canon of the New Testament against Toland "" published. Spinckes, apparently Richardson's editor and advocate, opens explaining that ""I hoped by this time to have given ou an account [that] yo[u]r excellent Book was in ye Presse. But ye Booksellers with whom I was treating about it, are unwilling (having no knowledge of you)_ to undertake it, so have returned me it. Whereupon my Lord BS of Ely has put into Mr Sare's hand who has promised to do it, & only stays till I have adjusted y[our] references I mentioned to You, which I find are most difficult that I hoped they might have been..."" Indeed this was what occurred in the end. The first edition of his work was published by Richard Sayre and printed by W. Boyer in London. The work was a conservative attack on the work of the work of the early Deist, John Tolland (1670-1722). Though the work apparently only received scant praise from his Richardson's contemporaries and allies, the work went into two more editions in 1701 and 1719 with Sare backing the printing of both editions. Richard Sare (d. 1724) was the publisher of numerous conservative Christian works including A defence [sic] of the short view of the profanes and immorality of the English Stage..., The truth and excellence of the Christian religion asserted: against Jews, infidels and hereticks [sic ]..."" and ""Of our obligation to put our trust in God, rather than in men, and of the advantages of it...Spinckes letter to Richardson then delves into editing details noting that ""...I am now trying...to settle this matter by prefixing I, II, III etc. before each head of ye discourse, & referring to ye numbers instead of ye pages...If you apprehend there will, I beg you better direction by ye next post. For there can e very little, perhaps no more than a proof of the first sheet done by ye time. I cannot get Mr. R.. Sare to find ye book for you, as I expected he would have done, but whatever copys you need, he says you shall have, & I will try to secure you so many more than you mention... I have made all ye alterations just as you desired in yo[u]r book here. I have also endeavoured farther to satisfy myself considering ye a part canons, & am fully convinced if you are as secure in relation to them as to ye constitutions... More fine ecclesiastical content.Letters dealing with the construction of early religious works are very uncommon, especially with such detail which provide the reader with a better understanding of the publishing word in Restoration England. Light soiling, margins slightly uneven with the expected creases, else fine condition."

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        Utrecht - Jan van Vianen + Caspar Specht/Reinier & Josua Ottens, 1725-1750.

      FRAAIE 17DE EEUWSE STADSPLATTEGROND VAN UTRECHT?Urbis Traiecti ad Rhenum novissima et accuratissima delineatio? kopergravure gegraveerd door Jan van Vianen, uitgegeven door Casper Specht 1695, hier in een tweede staat uitgegeven te Amsterdam door Reinier en Josua Ottens tussen 1725-1750. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 49 x 57,5 cm.Linksboven staat dat Specht deze kaart heeft opgedragen aan het stadsbestuur. De tekst is omgeven door 42 familiewapens van leden van de Utrechtse vroedschap. Rechtsboven in een cartouche met mythische figuren, stad- en provinciewapen: ?De stad Utrecht is gesticht in ?t jaar 60. Bemuert tot de groote als jegenwoordig in ?t jaar 930. Groot in syn omgang binnen de Wallen 1300 roeden. Bevat in sig 12 kercken, 13 gasthuysen, 120 straten, 50 stene bruggen en ontrent 6000 huysen. Vermaert door d?Academie. Heeft de schoonste plantagien en Maaljebaan van gants nederland.?Hoe de werkverdeling is geweest bij de kaartvervaardiging is niet geheel duidelijk. De signering ?Jan V. Vianen fecit? kan er op wijzen dat hij de kaart getekend en/of gegraveerd heeft. Maar het is ook mogelijk dat Caspar Specht niet alleen drukker-uitgever, maar ook als graveur is opgetreden. Jan van Vianen was een tekenaar en graveur die eind 17de eeuw voornamelijk is Haarlem werkte, maar die ook korte tijd in Amsterdam en Utrecht verbleef. Zijn graveurswerk bestaat uit diverse portretten, voorstelling van belangrijke eigentijdse gebeurtenissen en boekillustraties. Deze kaart is een incidenteel werkstuk van hem geweest in opdracht van Caspar Specht.Over de inhoud van deze vogelvluchtkaart is veel lovends te zeggen. Van de bestaande gedrukte kaarten van de stad Utrecht uit de 17de eeuw is er geen die cartografisch zo goed is als deze. De meetkundige verhoudingen van de grondvorm van de stad, alsmede van het gebied direct buiten de stadsmuur zijn veel beter alle andere. Of er sprake is geweest van een geheel nieuwe opmeting is moeilijk te zeggen; mogelijk is voor wat de grondvorm betreft mede gebruikt gemaakt van een twee decennia eerder bij de firma Specht gemaakte kaart.De in opstand getekende bijzondere bebouwing, (kerken, gasthuizen, poorten, enz.) is waarschijnlijk geheel in overeenstemming met de werkelijke situatie van 1695. Jan van Vianen zal kriskras door de stad getrokken zijn om schetstekeningen te maken van de diverse gebouwen die hij naderhand in zij atelier in het kaartbeeld inpaste. Niet waarheidsgetrouw is het ontbreken van ru?nes van gebouwen, die er toen wel degelijk waren (zoals bijvoorbeeld de St. Servaasabdij, het Wittevrouwenklooster en de Domkerk). Maar deze zijn natuurlijk opzettelijk weggelaten om het representatieve en decoratieve karakter van de kaart geen schade te doen.De woonhuizen zijn over het algemeen op uniforme wijze afgebeeld. De schaal waarop de kaart is getekend liet een verfijnde weergave, waarin de variatie in hoogte, breedte en diepte alsmede het verschil in de vorm van de daken van de diverse huizen, naar voren zou moeten komen ook moeilijk toe.De stad maakt een opvallend groene indruk door zowel in als buiten de stad getekende bomen en tuincomplexen. De weergegeven tuinpatronen zullen echter voornamelijk gefantaseerd zijn.Prijs: ?2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Idea de un Príncipe Político y Christiano, representada en Cien Empressas.

      1695. Valencia, por Vicente Cabrera, 1695. 4to.; 6 hs., incluyendo portada a dos tintas, 694 pp. (i.e. 692). Errores de paginación. Con los 103 emblemas xilográficos entre el texto. Tres agujeros en la última página afectan al último emblema y a una palabra de texto. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época, con lomera perdida en la mitad inferior y un agujero en el plano posterior.

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        Traité de mécanique, où l'on explique tout ce qui est nécessaire dans la pratique des Arts & les propriétés des corps pesants lesquelles ont un plus grand usage dans la Physique.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1695. ____ Première édition de ce manuel de mécanique pratique. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Reliure restaurée, très légères traces d'humidité en marge des 10 derniers feuillets. Bon exemplaire. ***** First edition of this manual of practical mechanics. Many illustrations in text. "The important "Traité de mécanique" that La Hire published in 1695 represents a synthesis of his diverse theorical and practical preoccupations. Although passed over by the majority of the historians of mechanics, this work marks a significant step toward the eloboration of a modern manual of practical mechanics, suitable for engineers of various disciplines. (...) On the theorical plane, La Hire's treatise was already out of date at the time of its apparence because it ignored Newton's laws of dynamics and the indispensable infinitesimal methods. On the other hand, while La Hire did not tackle the problem of energy, he furnished useful descriptions and put forth the suggestions of adopting an epicycloidal profile for gear wheels." DSB 7, 578. Binding restored, light tracks of dampstaining on the last 10 leaves, good copy. In-12. [164 x 92 mm] Collation : (12), 492 pp. Veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The commentaries of C. Julius Caesar of his wars in Gallia; and the civil wars betwixt him and Pompey. With many excellent and judicious observations thereupon. As also the art of our modern training. By Clement Edmonds Esquire. To this edition is now added, at the end of every book, those excellent remarks of the Duke of Rohan. Also the commentaries of the Alexandrian and African wars, written by Aulus Hirtius; now first made English. With a geographical nomenclatour of the ancient and modern names of towns. Together with the life of Caesar. And an account of his medals; revised, corrected, and enlarged

      In the Savoy, Printed by Edward Jones for Matthew Gillyflower and Richard Bently, London 1695 - First printing of this edition, 1695. 4to, in recent (mid 20th C.) black leather-backed blue cloth boards, pp. (44), 309, frontispiece of Caesar, title page very handsome in red and black, 10 plates (collated complete), most of which are folding. Good copy, light rubbing to spine ends, damp stain to bottom margin throughout leaving tide mark and spots, darkening to bottom margin as a result, intruding into text in the last 20 percent by no more than an inch, and for all the plates restricted to lower margin and not intruding into images. RARE edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schweizerischer Atlas bestehend in 19 Carten.. Atlasband zu: Schweitzer-Geographie samt den Merkwürdigkeiten in den Alpen und hohen Bergen. Zur Erläuterung der Homannischen Charten..

      Kl.4 (28 x 17 cm), 2 Bl. gestochener, kolorierter u gefalzter Titel, 19 einmal gefalzte, grenz u. flächenkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten., Broschur (Kleisterpapierumschlag der Zeit), Deckel und einige Blätter am Kopf etwas fleckig. 2 Notizen von alter Hand auf Deckelinnenseite u. Vors. u. Umschlag u. Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Etwas gebrauchspurig, Zürichkarte m Tuschefleck, sonst Karten in sehr gutem Zustand. Barth 17096. Karten gestochen von J. J. Mezger. - Gabriel Walser (1695-1776): Pfarrer, Chronist, Geograph und Kartenzeichner. Die teilweise mit Randschmuck dekorierten Kartenblätter unterscheiden Städte, Marktflecken, katholische und reformierte Dörfer, bestehende und zerstörte Schlösser, Kapellen, Weiler, Klöster, Herrenhöfe, Bäder und Schlachtfelder. - Die beiden führenden Kartenverlage Deutschlands im 18. Jahrhundert, Seutter in Augsburg und Homanns Erben in Nürnberg, hatten den mit seiner 1740 veröffentlichten Chronik und Karte des Appenzellerlandes erstmals als Geograph hervorgetretenen Gabriel Walser beauftragt, für sie Karten der Schweizer Kantone zu entwerfen. Für die topographischen Grundlagen griff Walser auf die bereits vorhandenen Karten von Konrad Gyger, Johann Jacob Scheuchzer, Daniel Bruckner u.a. zurück und kompilierte so seine an Seutter (6) und Homanns Erben (15) gesandten Kartenentwürfe, die er auf Grund seiner vielen in der Schweiz unternommenen Fussreisen nachgeführt hatte. Zu den 1769 durch Homann als 'Atlas novus Reipublicae Helveticae' verlegten Karten - darin auch vier von Johann Tobias Mayer d. Ae., Johannes Hübner, Heinrich Peyer und Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni - schrieb Walser seine aufschlussreichen Erläuterungen, die als 'Schweitzer Geographie' bei Orell, Gessner und Compagnie in Zürich als eigenständiges Buch im Oktavformat sowie in einer Grossfolio-Ausgabe erschien. - Lit.: Blumer, W.: Bibliogr. d. Gesamtkarten d. Schweiz. Nr. 261.

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        Prattica criminale secondo il ritto delle leggi della Serenissima Republica di Venetia... Con nota delle Parti, e Deliberationi Publiche statuite sopra ciascun Delitto. Di nuovo in questa ottava impressione d’ogni error emendata, & arrichita d’Indice copiosissimo delle materie tutte sparsamente in essa contenute, & à comodo de’ Lettori per Alfabetto distinto...

      per Girolamo Albrizzi, 1695. 8vo (cm. 22,5), 20 cc.nn., 228 pp. Capilettera xilografici n.t. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Tagli azzurri. Minime imperfezioni al tassello e mancanza dell’angolo superiore bianco di circa dieci pagine. Un pallido alone sulle prime carte ma, nel complesso, esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera rara. Vinciana, 1299; non in Sapori. Presente - secondo ICCU - in sole quattro biblioteche italiane.

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        Praxis Medica Experimentalis Sive Opuscula Universa, Quotquot hactenus ab Autore ipso ultimum revisa & aucta in lucem .

      Leipsig. J. Thom. Fritsch. 1695.. 1695. Book 16cm, [60],800,[41]pp., frontis portrait, title page vignette, index, initial and chapter header and tail devices, in early full calf, blind ruled border decorations on the boards, raised bands, new crimson leather label, early engraved armorial book plate, trimmed along the bottom margin just touching the text on the title and a few preliminary leaves, foxing, fine (cgc) - Collected works. I. Observationes medicae circa morborum acutorum historiam & curationem --II. Epistolae responsoriae duae: prima de morbis epidemicis ab anno 1675. ad annum 1680. ad Robertum Brady M.D. secunda de luis venereae historia & curatione ad Henricum Paman M.D. -- III. Dissertatio epistolaris ad Guilielmum Cole, M.D. de observationibus nuperis circa curationem variolarum confluentium; nec non de affectione hysterica -- IV. Tractatus de podagra & hydrope -- V. Schedula monitoria de novae febris ingressu--VI. Processus integri in morbis ferŠ omnibus curandis, unÂ… cum graphicƒ delineatione. Author, etc. An early copy of "Observationes Medicae", Syden-ham's book on fevers and , first published in definite edit-ion 1676. Observations taken from 1661 to 1675, in London, on pleurisy, pneumonia, rheumatism and every-thing then called fever are given. With an interesting note from former owner on front endpaper: "Cost 5 sh. wh. is cheaper by a sh. than it is sold for because the book-binder cut it new. Lon.26. Sep. 1702." A medical classic by the "Father of English Medicine". .

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        Les Ruses Innocentes, dans lesquelles se voit comment on prend les Oiseaux passagers, & les non passagers : & de plusieurs sortes de Bêtes à quatre pieds. Avec les plus beaux secrets de la pêche dans les Rivieres et les Etangs. Et la manière de faire tous les rets et les filets qu'on peut s'imaginer. Le tout divisé en cinq livres, avec les figures demonstratives. Ouvrage trés curieux, utile & recreatif pour toutes personnes qui font leur sejour à la campagne.

      Suivant la copie de Paris, à Amsterdam, chez Daniel de la Fueille, 1695, 1 vol. in-8° (185 x 120) relié plein veau fauve d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, pièce de titre en maroquin orange, roulette dorée sur les coupes, de (6) ff. (frontispice, titre, avis au lecteur, avertissement, catalogue de l'éditeur) - 58 pp. - (2) ff. - pp. 59 à 122 - (5) ff. - pp. 123 à 186 - (4) ff. - pp. 187 à 232 - (4) ff. - pp. 233 à 292 - (2)ff.Mors supérieur un peu faible, restaurations anciennes en coiffe supérieure, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. - Première édition au format in-octavo après l'E.O. de 1660 et une autre édition in-quarto de 1688.Elle est bien complète du frontispice et des 66 planches hors-texte gravées sur cuivre (copies de celles de l'édition de Paris).Notre exemplaire possède le 8e f. du cahier P., qui est blanc au recto, et dont le verso reproduit le texte de la p. 212. Ce feuillet n'est d'aucune utilité comme le précise Thiébaud, dans sa Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la Chasse, col. 409-410. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Arte Graphica (The Art of Painting). ISSUED WITH: A Short Account of Painters

      1695. First Edition . (DRYDEN, John) DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse. De Arte Graphica. The Art of Painting. ISSUED WITH: [GRAHAM, Richard]. A Short Account of the Most Eminent Painters both Ancient and Modern. London: W. Rogers, 1695. Two volumes in one. Thick, square octavo, 19th-century three-quarter tan calf, black and green morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $2200.First translation into English prose by Dryden of Du FresnoyÂ’s Latin poem on the practice of art, prefaced by DrydenÂ’s famous Parallel of Poetry and Painting, with engraved allegorical frontispiece by Henry Cooke, issued together with Richard GrahamÂ’s biographical chronology of painters.Du Fresnoy is remembered now almost entirely as a writer rather than a painter. While his few paintings are at best reminiscent of Carraci and Titian, “he was a great master of the rules, history, and theory of his profession” (Chalmers). His Latin poem, De Arte Graphica, written during his 24-year Italian sojourn, is well-regarded as a critical treatise on the practice of the art, with general advice to students. It embodies his observations on the art of painting in sound precepts according to the standards of his time. First published in Latin by his friend Pierre Mignard in 1656, De Arte Graphica was translated into English prose by Dryden, prefaced by his famous Parallel of Poetry and Painting: “Expression and all that belongs to words, is that in a poem which coloring is in a picture. The colors well chosen in their proper places, together with the lights and shadows which belong to them, lighten the design, and make it pleasing to the eye. The words, the expressions, the tropes and figures, the versification, and all other elegancies of soundÂ… perform exactly the same office both in dramatic and epic poetry.” Issued with this edition was the first appearance of Richard GrahamÂ’s biographical chronology of famous artists, from Ardices the Corinthian to John Riley, court painter to Charles II, under a separate title page. “Graham was an acquaintance of Vertue, the engraver, and supplied him with some of the information worked up by Horace Walpole into his Anecdotes of Painting (1762)” (DNB). MacDonald 139a. Wing D2458. Interior near-fine, with only faint foxing to first and last few leaves. Corners rubbed. A near-fine copy.

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        New Survey of the West-Indias

      1695. GAGE, Thomas. A New Survey of the West-IndiaÂ’s: or, The English American his Travail by Sea and Land: Containg a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles within the Main Land of AmericaÂ… With a Grammar, or Some Few Rudiments of the Indian Tongue, Called Poconchi, or PocomanÂ… and Beautified with Maps. London: E. Cotes, 1655. Small, slim folio (7 by 11-1/2 inches), 18th-century full paneled brown calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label. $8800.Second and much preferred edition of this noted 17th-century description of the wealth of Mexico and South America— as unprotected and ripe for conquest— with four desirable engraved maps of the region by Mercator, not present in the first edition, handsomely bound in full 18th-century elegantly blind-stamped paneled calf.GageÂ’s provocative survey of the West Indies caused a major sensation. “His account of the wealth and defenceless condition of the Spanish possessions in South America excited the cupidity of the English, and it is said that Gage himself laid before Cromwell the first regular plan for mastering the Spanish territories in the New World” (DNB). In 1625, in order to thwart the Spanish decree against the presence of foreigners in Spanish territories, Gage smuggled himself aboard ship bound from Spain to the Philippines, in an empty biscuit barrel. He spent the next 12 years traveling through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama— living among the Indians, whose unprotected riches, “under pretence of their conversion, hath corrupted the hearts of poor begging Fryers with strife, hatred, and ambition.” Although at one time Gage belonged to the Dominican Order and later the Church of England, he apparently believed strongly in witchcraft and sorcery, as he recounts many instances of their application— one of which was the poisoning of the the Bishop of Chiapa with a tainted cup of chocolate, for forbidding the drinking of chocolate in the church. First published in London in 1648, GageÂ’s account of New Spain raised greedy eyebrows, “for it was the first to give the world a description of the vast regions from which all foreigners had been jealously excluded by Spanish authoritiesÂ… Its purpose was to urge the English to seize the Spanish territories in the New World” (Hill). The four engraved maps were pulled from plates available to Cotes from his firmÂ’s 1635 printing of Gerard MercatorÂ’s Historia Mundi (Atlas Minor), and delineate the Western Hemisphere (“Americae Descrip”), Northern South America (“Terra Firma et Novum-Regnum”), Mexico (“Hispania Nova”), and the Caribbean (“Ylandes of the West Indies”). Wing G113. Cox II:237. Sabin 26299. See Hill 665. Early ink notations on verso of frontispiece. Early ink underlining and marginal notations.Corner of last leaf (Table of Contents) torn with slight text loss, only minor embrowning to interior, marginal reinforcement to verso of frontispiece map, front joint expertly repaired, binding quite lovely. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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        Utrecht - Jan van Vianen + Caspar Specht/Reinier & Josua Ottens, 1725-1750.

      FRAAIE 17DE EEUWSE STADSPLATTEGROND VAN UTRECHT?Urbis Traiecti ad Rhenum novissima et accuratissima delineatio? kopergravure gegraveerd door Jan van Vianen, uitgegeven door Casper Specht 1695, hier in een tweede staat uitgegeven te Amsterdam door Reinier en Josua Ottens tussen 1725-1750. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 49 x 57,5 cm.Linksboven staat dat Specht deze kaart heeft opgedragen aan het stadsbestuur. De tekst is omgeven door 42 familiewapens van leden van de Utrechtse vroedschap. Rechtsboven in een cartouche met mythische figuren, stad- en provinciewapen: ?De stad Utrecht is gesticht in ?t jaar 60. Bemuert tot de groote als jegenwoordig in ?t jaar 930. Groot in syn omgang binnen de Wallen 1300 roeden. Bevat in sig 12 kercken, 13 gasthuysen, 120 straten, 50 stene bruggen en ontrent 6000 huysen. Vermaert door d?Academie. Heeft de schoonste plantagien en Maaljebaan van gants nederland.?Hoe de werkverdeling is geweest bij de kaartvervaardiging is niet geheel duidelijk. De signering ?Jan V. Vianen fecit? kan er op wijzen dat hij de kaart getekend en/of gegraveerd heeft. Maar het is ook mogelijk dat Caspar Specht niet alleen drukker-uitgever, maar ook als graveur is opgetreden. Jan van Vianen was een tekenaar en graveur die eind 17de eeuw voornamelijk is Haarlem werkte, maar die ook korte tijd in Amsterdam en Utrecht verbleef. Zijn graveurswerk bestaat uit diverse portretten, voorstelling van belangrijke eigentijdse gebeurtenissen en boekillustraties. Deze kaart is een incidenteel werkstuk van hem geweest in opdracht van Caspar Specht.Over de inhoud van deze vogelvluchtkaart is veel lovends te zeggen. Van de bestaande gedrukte kaarten van de stad Utrecht uit de 17de eeuw is er geen die cartografisch zo goed is als deze. De meetkundige verhoudingen van de grondvorm van de stad, alsmede van het gebied direct buiten de stadsmuur zijn veel beter alle andere. Of er sprake is geweest van een geheel nieuwe opmeting is moeilijk te zeggen; mogelijk is voor wat de grondvorm betreft mede gebruikt gemaakt van een twee decennia eerder bij de firma Specht gemaakte kaart.De in opstand getekende bijzondere bebouwing, (kerken, gasthuizen, poorten, enz.) is waarschijnlijk geheel in overeenstemming met de werkelijke situatie van 1695. Jan van Vianen zal kriskras door de stad getrokken zijn om schetstekeningen te maken van de diverse gebouwen die hij naderhand in zij atelier in het kaartbeeld inpaste. Niet waarheidsgetrouw is het ontbreken van ruïnes van gebouwen, die er toen wel degelijk waren (zoals bijvoorbeeld de St. Servaasabdij, het Wittevrouwenklooster en de Domkerk). Maar deze zijn natuurlijk opzettelijk weggelaten om het representatieve en decoratieve karakter van de kaart geen schade te doen.De woonhuizen zijn over het algemeen op uniforme wijze afgebeeld. De schaal waarop de kaart is getekend liet een verfijnde weergave, waarin de variatie in hoogte, breedte en diepte alsmede het verschil in de vorm van de daken van de diverse huizen, naar voren zou moeten komen ook moeilijk toe.De stad maakt een opvallend groene indruk door zowel in als buiten de stad getekende bomen en tuincomplexen. De weergegeven tuinpatronen zullen echter voornamelijk gefantaseerd zijn.Prijs: ?1.950,-.

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        Parable of the Ten Virgins Opened & Applied

      1695 - SHEPARD, THOMAS. The Parable of the Ten Virgins Opened & Applied: Being the Substance of Divers Sermons on Matth. 25. 1,--13. [London]: Re- printed, and carefully corrected in the year, 1695. Sm. fol. [8], 232, 190, [5] p. Modern full calf, very skillfully executed in period style. Title a bit soiled and with early stamp on verso, small burn hole in F3 costing a few letters, corner of K4 torn away affecting type rule, minor soiling and spotting, but a very good copy in a handsome period-style binding. Shepard (1605-1649) was an early New England Puritan and minister of a congregation at Cambridge, Massachusetts. His Parable of the Ten Virgins was prepared for the press by his son Thomas and fellow New England minister Jonathan Mitchell and was first published in 1660. The text contains a warning to New England: "I do fear there is at this day as deep mischief plotting against New-England as ever the sun saw." (pt. 1, p. 163) Jonathan Edwards made considerable use of the work in his Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (1746). European Americana 695/179; Wing S3115.

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        Le Jaloux par force et le bon-heur des femmes qui ont un mari jaloux.

      - Fribourg, s.n., 1695. In-12, 71p. Nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage paru en 1668, ici avec un titre à la sphère. Cette édition se rencontre assez peu. On l'attribue traditionnellement à Madame de Villedieu, mais Cioranescu l'attribue plutôt à Jean Donneau de Visé. Quoiqu'il en soit, il s'agit ici d'un amusant petit ouvrage sur le cocuage. "La plupart des hommes ne sont jaloux que de leur réputation, [pendant] que les femmes ne sont jalouses que de leurs maris." (p.23) Reliure signée Elsa Rambour (moderne), bradel, pleine peau de chevrette blanche, tranches dorées, dos muet. Très bel exemplaire, ouvrage rare sur le cocuage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romemot El

      1695. (JUDAICA) ALSHEKH, Moses. Romemot El. Amsterdam: Printed in the house of David de Castro Tartas published by Eliezer ben Haninah, 1695. Small quarto, period-style full red morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, black morocco spine label; ff. 94. $3500.Second edition, the first Amsterdam edition, of AlshekhÂ’s esteemed commentary on the Psalms, beautifully bound.Alshekh (d. after 1593), rabbi and Bible commentator, was born in Adrianople, studied in Salonika, and then emigrated to Erez Israel, settling in Safed, where he gained prominence as an halakhic authority, a teacher in two talmudic academies, and a preacher. He was active in communal affairs and was a member of the rabbinical court of Joseph Caro, who ordained him. This is the text that Hayyim Alshekh published in Venice in 1605, claiming that it was his fatherÂ’s authoritative text and not merely a preliminary draft (which had been published a decade earlier in Constantinople under the title Tappuhei Zahav). AlshekhÂ’s Biblical commentaries, which are permeated with religious-ethical and religious-philosophical ideas supported by ample quotations from talmudic and midrashic sources, became quite popular and have often been reprinted.With an introduction by the publisher citing Ephraim Luntschitz on the importance of the work and quoting the authorÂ’s intentions in originally presenting this book to the public. Approbation on last leaf by Moses Judah ben Kalonymus Kohen (known as Leib Harif), the Ashkenazic Rabbi of Amsterdam. In addition, the publisher adds after the first approbation: “Also by the authority and with the permission of the great sage, the head of the rabbinical court of the Sephardim, our master and teacher Jacob Sasportas who has not however added his signature to the approbation due to a lack of time.” The importance of receiving, even without an actual signed approbation, the blessing or perceived blessing of both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic authorities suggests the sharp divide between the two Amsterdam Jewish communities. With three leaves of text (ff. 10-12) replaced in neat facsimile. Vinograd Amsterdam 637. Steinschneider 6431:13. A few early ink marginalia.Tiny repair to corner of title page, not affecting border, and first two leaves. A splendidly bound volume.

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        De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri...

      1695. A Profound Example of Seventeenth-Century Scholarship Selden, John [1584-1654]. De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri Septem. Accessit Novae Huic Editioni Index Accuratus. Leipzig and Frankfurt: Apud Jeremiam Schrey, 1695. [xlviii], 892, [27] pp. Copperplate frontispiece, 7 plates, 3 folding copperplates, woodcut text illustrations. Text in Latin, with numerous texts quoted first in Hebrew or Arabic. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, blind frames and large central arabesques to boards, raised bands, blind ornaments to spine, edges rouged. Moderate soiling and staining, moderate rubbing to boards, which are slightly bowed, corners and spine ends bumped, front joint cracked, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, front free endpaper lacking. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining and foxing, some edgewear to frontispiece and edges of Plates 1 and 7, internally clean. * Fourth edition, one of two Schrey issues from 1695. First published in 1640, this is a landmark work in international law and natural law theory. It is also a fundamental work for a collection of Judaica. In Johnson's Memoirs of John Selden (1835), he describes this as "one of his most erudite works... Its design is supposed to have been suggested to him by Grotius's celebrated treatise `De Jure Belli et Pacis,' yet its method is totally different, and its motto from Lucretius, claims for its subject the merit of absolute novelty." This is also the work that caused John Milton to refer to Selden in Areopagitica as "the chief of learned me reputed in this land," and refers to "De Jure Naturali" as "that noble volume written by our learned Selden, of the Law of Nature and of Nations." Further, "De Jure Naturali" is named by Milton in Areopagitica as the source of his theistic conception of natural law and Samson names "the law of nature, law of nations" in his speech to Dalila at lines 890-91 in book two of Samson Agonistes. Finally, Milton makes extensive use of this work in all of his divorce tracts; this stands to reason, since the political argument of the fifth book of "De Jure Naturali" is to reform English marriage law. Johnson, Memoirs o

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        Histoire du Père La Chaize, Jésuite & Confesseur du Roy Louis XIV, où l'on verra les intrigues secrètes qu'il a eu à la Cour de France & dans toutes les Cours de l'Europe, pour l'avancement des grands desseins du Roy son Maître

      Pierre Marteau, 1695. Deux volumes in - 16 (139 x 78 mm), maroquin citron, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin noir, dentelle à froid entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (relié vers 1850). Illustré d'un portrait du Père La Chaize. La seconde partie est en édition originale, "contenant les Particularités les plus secrètes de sa vie. Ses Amours avec plusieurs Dames de la première qualité, & les agréables aventures qui lui sont arrivées dans le cours de ses Galanteries". (défauts d'usage, coiffes frottées, quelques frottements, manque de cuir au bas du plat supérieur tome 1, et sur le plat supérieur tome 2, quelques feuillets mal alignés, quelques rousseurs). / / Two 16o volumes (139 x 78 mm), lemon morocco, smooth spine tooled, black morocco labels, blind dentelle border on covers, gilt roll on turns - in and inside, gilt edges (bound around 1850). Illustrated with a portrait of Père La Chaize. The second part is in first edition, "contenant les Particularités les plus secrètes de sa vie. Ses Amours avec plusieurs Dames de la première qualité, & les agréables aventures qui lui sont arrivées dans le cours de ses Galanteries". (defects of use, rubbings on top and bottom of spine, some rubbings, lack of leather on bottom of first cover vol. 1, and on first cover vol. 2, some leaves not well lined - up, some spots).

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        Kurze und deutliche Vorstellung Der Edlen Probierkunst : Was eigentlich dieselbe sey, worinnen sie bestehe, was vor Instrumenten darzu erfordert worden, wie man zur rechten Erkänntnus.

      Johann Zieger, Nürnberg 1695 - (.aller Mineralien und Metallischen Ertzen zu gelangen, Und Welcher Gestalt endlich die Erkannten recht zu probieren, und in der Probierung zu tractiren seyen. Nebst einem ausführlichen Bericht vo Salpeter sieden / und Erklärung aller Chymischen Wörter und Zeichen. Alles aus langwierig- und bewährt- befundner Erfahrung / mit deutlichem Stylo aufgezeichnet und wolmeinend mitgetheilet. Von einem dieser edlen Kunst Preußwürdigst Ergebnen,) ( Erste Ausgabe - ohne Verfasserangabe ) Mit 19 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt, Zueignungsschrift, Register ), 523 Seiten. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Das Frontispiz-Kupfer &#150; wie meist - fehlend. Pergamentband der Zeit mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt, Klein8° ( 13,7 x 8,5 cm ). >>Seltenes, selbständiges Probierbuch, das der Verfasser "aus eigner langwierig- und bewährt-befundener Erfahrung" erstellt hat. - Neben einer allgemeinen Einführung in die Probierkunst werden notwendige Geräte, einzelne Metalle sowie Glas und die Salpetersiederei vorgestellt. Der Anhang mit Erklärung der wichtigsten chemischen Begriffe und Redensarten. Erste Ausgabe des umfangreichen Werkes über die Verarbeitung und Untersuchung verschiedener Gold- und Silberverbindungen, der Erze, Kupfer, Blei, Quecksilber etc. Mit Beschreibung der hierzu notwendigen Geräte, Materialien und unter anderem mit Kapiteln über Minera Antimonii, Glas, Wismut sowie über Salpetersiederei. Im Anhang mit der Erklärung der wichtigsten chemischen Symbole und Abkürzungen.<<. Der Einband ist cellophaniert, stärker fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen. Der schmale Einbandrücken mit Titelei von sehr alter Hand *Der edle Probierkunst, 1695 *. Innen fehlt das vordere unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt, das Titelkupfer fehlt, Bindung gelockert. Innen auf dem Innendeckel 2 Exlibris, das Titelblatt stärker angestaubt und etwas fleckig, innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Die letzte Seite mit kleinem Einriß außen ( außerhalb des Textes ), wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen, das hintere Vorsatzblatt verso mit kleiner Notiz in Tinte von sehr alter Hand. Insgesamt bis auf das ( ja meist fehlende ) Titelkupfer von recht guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 280 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri...

      1695. A Profound Example of Seventeenth-Century Scholarship Selden, John [1584-1654]. De Jure Naturali et Gentium, Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri Septem. Accessit Novae Huic Editioni Index Accuratus. Leipzig and Frankfurt: Apud Jeremiam Schrey, 1695. [xlviii], 892, [27] pp. Copperplate frontispiece, 7 plates, 3 folding copperplates, woodcut text illustrations. Text in Latin, with numerous texts quoted first in Hebrew or Arabic. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, blind frames and large central arabesques to boards, raised bands, blind ornaments to spine, edges rouged. Moderate soiling and staining, moderate rubbing to boards, which are slightly bowed, corners and spine ends bumped, front joint cracked, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, front free endpaper lacking. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining and foxing, some edgewear to frontispiece and edges of Plates 1 and 7, internally clean. $1,500. * Fourth edition, one of two Schrey issues from 1695. First published in 1640, this is a landmark work in international law and natural law theory. It is also a fundamental work for a collection of Judaica. In Johnson's Memoirs of John Selden (1835), he describes this as "one of his most erudite works... Its design is supposed to have been suggested to him by Grotius's celebrated treatise `De Jure Belli et Pacis,' yet its method is totally different, and its motto from Lucretius, claims for its subject the merit of absolute novelty." This is also the work that caused John Milton to refer to Selden in Areopagitica as "the chief of learned me reputed in this land," and refers to "De Jure Naturali" as "that noble volume written by our learned Selden, of the Law of Nature and of Nations." Further, "De Jure Naturali" is named by Milton in Areopagitica as the source of his theistic conception of natural law and Samson names "the law of nature, law of nations" in his speech to Dalila at lines 890-91 in book two of Samson Agonistes. Finally, Milton makes extensive use of this work in all of his divorce tracts; this stands to reason, since the political argument of the fifth book of "De Jure Naturali" is to reform English marriage law. Johnson, Memoirs o.

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