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        Aritmetica pratica composta dal molto R. P. Christoforo Clavio bambergense della Compagnia di Gesu' e tradotta dal latino in italiano dal signor Lorenzo Castelano patrizio romano

      Pezzana, Venezia 1696 - In 16, pp. 274 + (14). Qualche danno al dorso e ai piatti. Lieve mancanza alla prima carta di sguardia. Legatura in p. pg. coeva. Edizione tardosecentesca - primaÂedizione italianaÂ1586 - della traduzione curata da LorenzoÂCastellano,Âpiu' volte ristampata, del noto testo di matematica del Clavio, gesuita tedesco nato nel 1538 e morto nel 1612. Clavio studio' a Coimbra e insegno' matematiche a Roma nel Collegio romano. Ebbe rapporti di amicizia con Galileo che, nel 1611, era venuto a Roma per esporre a lui, come ad altri prelati e gentiluomini, la sua dottrina sul sistema copernicano. E' definito l'Euclide del XVI secolo. ITA

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        Histoire du marechal de Gassion. Où l?on voit diverses particuliarités remarquables qui se sont passées soûs le ministére des cardinaux de Richelieu, & de Mazarin, & soûs le rêgne de Gustave Adolphe roi de Suéde. 1-4.

      - Amsterdam, J. Louis de Lorme, & Estienne Roger, 1696. 12mo. Engr. front.+ (12),+ 176 pp.+ fold. printed genealogical tab.; engr. front.+ 221 pp.; engr. front.+ 118, 107-212 pp.; engr. front.+ 230 pp. The titles are printed in red and black. Some spotting on pp 13, 17-18 in part 3. Contemporary vellum, spines with brown gilt labels, marbles edges. Two volumes. Oettinger 7476. Warmholtz 3980. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Proposal for the Raising of the Silver Coin of England,

      London: Printed for Richard Cumberland,, 1696. from 60 Pence in the Ounce to 75 Pence, Considered; With the Consequences thereof. Quarto signed in twos, (200 x 152 mm). Modern speckled calf, smooth spine lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded, minor scuffing to sides, contents faintly browned, tiny old ink stain and cross to bottom outer corner of title. An excellent copy. First and only edition of the author's contribution to the currency debate which urged the defeat of Lowndes's recommended devaluation. Edmund Bohun (1645?-1699) had a controversial career as licenser of the press, largely due to the wording of the title of a pamphlet on William and Mary which he had authorised and which ultimately led to his emigrating to South Carolina in 1698, where he held the post of Chief Justice of the South Carolina court for a year until he succumbed to a fever epidemic.

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        Carte Nouvelle De L'Archevesché Et Eslectorat De Cologne Avec ses Enclaves dans les Pays Circomvoisins Par le Sr. Sanson, Geographe du Roy. A Amsterdam Chez Pierre Mortier. & Compagnie, Avec Privilege. - La Basse Partie de L'Archevesché et Eslectorat de Cologne':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolas Sanson d' Abbeville aus Atlas nouveau . b. Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam, 1696-1708, 51,5 x 61 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 285 (Der "Atlas nouveau" erschien in 2 Bänden 1696-1708); Koeman Mor 1, 56. - Zeigt den nördlichen Teil des Erzbistum Köln mit dem Rheinlauf von Köln-Worringen bis Rees-Mehr in dem Gebiet Rees, Erkelenz, Wipperfürth und Dortmund. - Am rechten Rand Titelkartusche mit Soldat und brennender Fackel und ängstlicher Bevölkerung; im Hintergrund brennende Stadt. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Circuli Saxoniae Superiori Pars Meridionalis In Qua Sunt Ducatus Saxoniae Comitatus Mansfeldiae et Voitlandiae Landgraviat Thuringiae Marchionatus Misniae Principatus Anhaltinus et Episcopatus Hallensis Per Iustinum Danckerts Amstelodami.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Justus Danckerts in Amsterdam, 1696, 48,5 x 56,5 Koeman Dan 3, 43. - Zeigt Thüringen, Sachsen und Anhalt mit Einteilung in die Markgrafschaft Meißen, Bistum Halle, Grafschaft Mansfeld und dem Vogtland. - Unten links ausgemalte Titelkartusche mit Wappen. - Perfekter Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      Copenhagen: Joachim Schmetgen, 1696. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Copenhagen: Joachim Schmetgen, 1696. Folio. [16],201,[5] pp., including numerous in-text illustrations, plus frontispiece and 37 numbered plates (two folding). In Latin. Title page printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Early three-quarter vellum and marbled boards, manuscript spine title. 19th-century ownership signature of "R. Hutzen-Pedersen" and 20th-century bookplate of Danish author Tage la Cour in front pastedown. Moderate staining to binding and modern ink mark in lower outer corner of front cover, some edgewear and damage to spine, expertly repaired. Very occasional minor tape repair at edges (affecting no text). Mild foxing and mild to moderate edge-toning throughout, dampstain in upper-outer margin of second half of volume, affecting no images and nearly no text. Very good. The first printed catalog of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer, one of early modern Europe's finest and most expansive cabinets of curiosities. The Kunstkammer was established between 1648 and 1650 by King Frederik III, the erudite second son of Christian IV and first absolute monarch of Denmark-Norway. Founding the cabinet upon earlier royal collections and his own more recent acquisitions, Frederik sealed its lasting importance early on with the 1655 purchase and addition of the Museum Wormianum, perhaps the most famous of northern Wunderkammern, from the estate of the great Danish antiquarian, scientist, and royal physician, Ole Worm (1588-1654). As the collection began to outgrow its original home at Rosenborg Castle, Frederik laid the foundation stone for a new building dedicated to the Kunstkammer and royal library in 1665. This building, whose first known published view is in the frontispiece of the present volume, was not completed until several years after the death of Frederik in 1670, and the collection is believed to have been fully transferred to its new home in 1680. Frederik?'s son and successor, Christian V, appointed Oliger (or Holger) Jacobaeus (1650-1701), a prominent Danish physician and professor at the University of Copenhagen, around this time to oversee the collection and develop the present inventory. Pointing to the Danish Kunstkammer?'s conceptual place in the late 1600?'s as a ?"theater of the world?" moving from the charged jumble of Wunderkammern and largely aesthetic considerations of early princely cabinets toward the more taxonomical organization of modern museums, the printed catalog departs from its manuscript counterparts, for the first time, in listing the contents of the collection by general object category rather than by room. Still, interesting juxtapositions abound, particularly in the ethnographic section and various plates and vignettes. Following the introductory materials, the catalog is divided into two main parts, of natural and artificial objects, with the former further divided into seven sections (e.g., ?"Men and Quadrupeds,?" ?"Fish and Their Parts,?" and ?"Various Things Taken from Trees and Plants?") and the latter into five (including ?"Arms, Clothing, Vessels, and Instruments of the Indians, Turks, Greenlanders, and Other Nations,?" antiquities, mechanical and optical instruments, and coins and medals). Among the items of particular importance in the Kunstkammer at the time of the catalog?'s publication are Ole Worm?'s narwhal skull and tusk (he had been the first to identify the horn as coming from whales rather than equine unicorns), the world?'s first ethnographic paintings, Inuit kayaks and hunting implements, the lithopedic ?"Fetus of Sens,?" the Dagmar Cross, which had recently been rediscovered in Queen Dagmar?'s tomb, one of the Golden Horns of Gallehus, bearing runic inscriptions, the legendary Oldenburg Horn, and a complex astronomical machine based on the Copernican solar system. The Royal Danish Kunstkammer existed until 1821, when its contents were dispersed, providing the foundations for most of the major modern museums of Copenhagen. The original Kunstkammer building today houses the Danish National Archives. Bente Gundestrup, "Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Antiquities in the Oldest Royal Kunstkammer Collection in Denmark," in THE CLASSICAL HERITAGE IN NORDIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE... (Copenhagen, 1990), pp. 43-56. ?"From the Royal Kunstkammer to the Modern Museums of Copenhagen,?" THE ORIGINS OF MUSEUMS : THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES IN SIXTEENTH- AND SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE (Oxford, 1985), pp. 128-135. H. D. Schepelern, ?"Worm, Paludanus, and the Gottorp and Copenhagen Collections,?" in THE ORIGINS OF MUSEUMS... (pp. 121-127). Fearrington 26. Waller 19787.

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        The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon? With a Table of Colours of Good and Evil, And a Discourse on the Wisdom of the Ancients

      London: J. Newton, 1696. 8vo, later full mottled calf, gilt spine decorations, morocco title label, [viii], 167, [2], [6], [1] blank, 21, [1] blank, [9], 1, 17-123, [1], [5] pp. Bookplate minor wear to joints and edges, else very good. This book is an attractive copy of Bacon?s classic essays, including thoughts on anger, delays, gardens, studies, and vain glory. This copy contains and advertisement for an English dictionary, and books that will be sold by Abel Swall and Tim Child.

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        Novum lexicon geographicum in quo universi orbis, urbes, regiones, provinciae, regna, maria, & flumina novis, & antiquis nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur. Illud primum in lucem edidit Philippus Ferrarius . nunc vero Michael Antonius Baudrand . opus emendavit, illustravit, dimidioque auxit, ut novum plane existat. Accesserunt ex ejusdem M. Antonii Baudrand geographia excerpta .

      Jacobus de Cadorinis, Padova 1696 - 2 tomi in 1 volume in-folio (385 x 225 mm.). Pp. (8), 506; 440. Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero. Grandi vignette xilografiche ai frontespizi. Ex libris al primo contropiatto di Antonia Suardi Ponti. Solida e bella legatura settecentesca in pieno cartonato rustico [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pascaert Vant Schager-Rack en de Belt. van d'Paternoster tetin de Oest Zee. Op Nieuws Verbetert door J. Robyn.

      (Amsterdam), 1696. 52x59,5 cm. Kobberstukket og håndkoloreret søkort visende Bælterne mellem Østjylland, Fyn, Sjælland, Lolland og Falster, Sydsverige, Rü Bornholm, Nordtyskland m.v. Med det danske rigsvåben i nederste højre hjørne; heri dedikation til Cornelis Tromp, den danske og hollandske flådes admiral. Den store kartouche i øverste venstre hjørne viser scener fra folkelivet og brydning af kalksten fra Møn eller Stevns. Fin reparation i højre margin.. Sjældent søkort over de indre danske farvande og porten til Østersøen. Kortet "ligger ned" med øst orienteret oppe. Jacob Robyn var kortsælger og kortudgiver. Han købte rettighederne til Pieter Goos's Zee-Spiegel og Zee Atlas fra Goos' enke, men han udfærdigede også selv adskillige kort. Hans lager blev overtaget af Johannes Loots i Amsterdam."Alle de anførte hydrografers (samtidige kartografer) kortarbejder er overordentlig sjældne både herhjemme og i udlandet og noteres betydelig højere i pris end de samtidige landkort" (Bo Bramsen p. 112)

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        Histoire de la maison de Tudor

      French Edition, translated by Ms Belot.Copy to repeated 4 times weapon on the back of Marc-Pierre Voyer Count of Argenson (1696-1764), Chairman and Keeper of the Seals.Binding full Havana calf marbled and glossy. Back with nerves decorated with the arms of Marc-Pierre Voyer Count of Argenson. Roulette tail. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Friction copings, bits, and nrefs corners. 4 corners bumped. A pale yellow wetting at the top of the pages of the first pages of Volume II. Beautiful copy. S.n. A Amsterdam 1763 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-4 (20x26cm) reliés

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        Auvirtimento Aili Nauigli Che Panrtono Da Goa .':.

      - Kupferstich v. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli aus Isolario . b. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli in Venedig, 1696, 37,5 x 28 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 301 ff. (Father Vincenzo Coronelli, 1650-1718; Venetian map and globe maker. .); vgl. Khaled Al Ankary, The Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps, S. 247 mit Abb.; vgl. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi Phd, The Gulf in Historic Maps 1494-1931, S. 87. - Das Globensegment zeigt den Indischen Ozean mit dem Golf von Oman (Gulf of Oman) der Arabischen Meer (Arabian Sea), die Straße von Hormoz (Strait of Hormuz / Hormus) mit dem angrenzenden Sultanat Oman, den Iran (Persien), Pakistan sowie das nordwestliche Indien und die Malediven. - Über dem Kupferstich 'Isololario del P. Coronelli.'; unten links Kartusche umgeben mit Girlande mit beschreibendem Text. - Seltenes Globensegment in tadelloser Erhaltung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Isola Di Maiorica':.

      - Kupferstich v. Vicenzo Maria Coronelli aus Isolario . b. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli in Venedig, 1696, 18 x 24,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 301 ff. (Father Vincenzo Coronelli, 1650-1718; Venetian map and globe maker. .). - Zeigt eine separate Karte der Baleareninsel Mallorca. - Oben rechts Girlande mit Kartentitel; seitlich links u. rechts neben der Insel je eine große Kompaßrose. - Die Karte unten genordet. - Ganze Buchseite. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Episcopatus Monasteriensis et Osnabrugensis Nec Non Comitatuum Bentheim Teckelenburg Stenford Lingen Diepholt Delmenhorst Ritberg Etc Tabula Amstelodami per I. Danckerts cum Privilegio.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. J. Danckerts in Amsterdam, 1696, 59 x 49 Koeman Bd. II, S. 94, 60. - Zeigt das Bistum Münster und Osnabrück mit den genannten Grafschaften in dem Gebiet Paderborn, Wesel, Emden u. Bremen. - Mittig Lingen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste flankiert von zwei Meilenzeigern auf der linken u. rechten Seite. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Pausaniou Tes Hellados periegesis and Pausaniæ Graeciae descriptio accurata ****** An exceptionally bright and clean specimen, lacking only the front blank leaf, and bound in early, folio sewn vellum boards, each side stamped with a variation of a botanical arabesque design, circumscribing a portrait head in profile, the banded seven compartments spine decorated with gold leaf floral tools with three mounted, decorated morocco title devices with gold leaf letters and numbers, page edges tinted red. ******

      Thomas Fritsch, Leipzig, first such edition. PRINTING: Finely printed from type by Christian Götze [fl. 1683-1708], Greek and Latin texts in parallel columns with catchwords, supplementary matter in Latin and Hebrew, title page printed with red & black letters, decorated with the printer's b/w engraved logo, a 112 x 73 mm Pegasus, texts decorated with chapter initials and woodcut head-and-foot pieces with botanical or classical motifs 1696 - AVAILABILITY: Very scarce and sought after, a worldwide search finds 80 institutional holdings, including Princeton, Oxford and Cambridge. PROVENANCE: Thomas Papillon Esq. [1803-1883] of Acrise Place, Kent and Crowhurst Park, Sussex, his b/w engraved bookplate with its distinctive butterfly motif at the center of his coat of arms is mounted on the half-title page, 98 x 84 mm in the plate, from a Thomas Cole design, with circumscribing Latin motto, "Ditat Servata Fides" (Faith preserved enriches). "The design was originally done for Burke's Heraldic Illustrations and later used as a bookplate." [British Museum] LAID IN: a handwritten note (by an unknown person) with an excerpt from Dibdin on the Kühn edition, including, "This is emphatically & justly called the edit. opt. of Pausanias." NOTABILITY: The most important surviving classical work on early Greek religious practices, art, and architecture, it is an indispensable guide to southern and central Greece in the 2nd century, providing crucial details on hundreds of sites and villages in Attica and the Peloponnese, and authoritative treatments of the Apollo sanctuary at Delphi (60 pages in Book X), and the Zeus shrine at Olympia (110 pages of the Elis books). "Pausanias is the only known reliable source on many aspects of early Greek history." [Habicht, p. 28] "Like Herodotus, Pausanias was a mine of ethnographic information about the classical world." [Ackerman, p. 128] "But the value of Pausanias to archaeologists and to all classical scholars is unique and astonishing." [Levi, p. 1] SIZE: Covers: 358 x 233 mm (14.1 x 9.2 inches) / Pages: 333 x 212 mm. PAGINATION: Complete, except for front blank leaf: [26 pages]; 1-898 pages; 899-943 pp., with each column as one page; (1); [75] pp., indices, pages not numbered but Index I, 29 leaves, Index II, 9 pp., and Index III, 8 pp.; [1] leaf, rear blank. Pausanias [fl. ca. 150-175] begins his description of each city with a synopsis of its history: Book I (with separate title page): Attica on Athens, Atticus and Megara (with much valuable detail on the Agora); pp 1-109. Book II: Corinth on Corinth, Argolis and island of Aegina; pp. 109-202. Book III: Laconia; pp. 203-278. Book IV: Messenia (principally on its history); pp. 279-373. Book V & Book VI: Elis; pp. 374-450 and pp. 451-520. Book VII: Achaea; pp. 521-597. Book VIII: Arcadia; pp. 597-710. Book IX: Boeotia; pp. 711-797. Book X: Phocis, especially Delphi, and parts of Locris; pp. 797-898. CONDITION: Pages: full margins, exceptionally bright and clean, some cockling, sixteen pages with a small margin spot, endpaper with bookplate and neat shelf label, preliminary page with clean bottom margin tear, p. 88 with small fore-edge chip and inner margin soiling, p. 95 with top corner tear, pp. 645-646 with small bottom edge chip with loss, pp. 647-648 with two margin tears and tear into text with loss of 6 letters, pp. 835-850 with slight toning, pp. 915-916 with top tip loss, subject index with some page notations, last index page slightly toned with slight bottom corner crease and ink mark. / Covers: overall soiling and rubs, corners bent, stamped design on upper side largely rubbed off. / Binding: solid and reliable, pages turn well and lie flat, hinges excellent, joint on upper side with vertical cracking at compartments i and ii, splitting at compartments iii-vii, joint on lower side with splitting at foot. Bookplate: Fine, mount with top corner detached. JOACHIM KÜHN [1647-1697]: chair of Greek and Hebrew at the University of Strasbourg from 1685. REFERENCE: Adams P-522. Blackmer #1271-73. Brunet IV, p. 454, "edition belle es très-correcte". Dibdin II, 272, "containing the most admired parts of preceding editions, the notes of Xylander and Sylburg accompanying each text page, enriched with prefaces of the Hanover and Frankfort editions, the ten books now formatted in chapters, each with a valuable introduction". Graesse V, 177. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The voyages & travels of Sir John Mandevile, Knight, to the Holy Land, and to Hierusalem: as also to the lands of the Great Caan, and of Prestor John: to Inde, and divers other countries.

      London, Richard Chiswell, Benjamin Walford, Matthew Wotton, George Conyers, [printing probably shared by 2 printers, one possibly Samuel Roycroft], 1696.. 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). [4], "139" [= 135], [5] pp. With a woodcut ship on the title-page (with a griffin on the sail) and about 60 woodcut illustrations in the text (mostly about 5.5 x 8 cm) plus about 10 repeats, each with a thick-thin border. Set in textura types with incidental roman and italic. Gold-tooled, red goatskin morocco by Robert Riviere in London (ca. 1875/80), with 5 (false?) bands on the spine, each board with a double frame of double and triple fillets and 2 different sets of 4 corner pieces, author and title in gold in 2nd and 3rd of 6 spine compartments, the others with gold-tooled decorations and the date and place of publication at the foot, gold-tooled turn-ins, gold fillets on board edges, straight-combed endpapers, gilt edges, stamped on the back of the free marbled endleaf in sans-serif capitals: "Bound by Riviere".. A rare 17th-century English edition, with about 60 different woodcut illustrations, of a classic and partly fictional 14th-century account of travels presented as voyages of Sir John Mandeville through Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Syria, Persia, Arabia, India and the East Indies. According to the story he set off on his travels in 1322 from Saint Albans in England, returned in 1343, wrote the present account in 1364 and died in 1371. It was originally written in French and is thought to have been compiled from various sources by Jehan d'Outremeuse (1338-1400) of Liege. A 1371 manuscript survives and it first appeared in print under the title Itinerarius in Dutch (ca. 1477), French (1480), German (1480) and other languages, and in English in Richard Pynson's edition of ca. 1497/98. It includes many well-known stories and illustrations of monstrous people and animals in exotic lands: a man with only one enormous foot that he can use as a parasol, a dog-headed man, a man with his face in his chest, a girl who turns into a dragon, griffins, nine-meter giants, ants that gather gold, diamonds that mate and give birth to baby diamonds and much more that spoke to the imagination (though the ox-headed man is presented as an idol that was worshipped, rather than a fantastic beast). The book also includes genuine descriptions of the regions covered and gave many Europeans their first notions of the Near East, Middle East, India and East Indies. It shows carrier pigeons, an elephant and other recognisable or plausible scenes. It also incorporates and illustrates some biblical stories. The part on Arabia includes an account of the birth of Mohammed. Most of the present woodcuts are loosely and indirectly based on those in the 1481 Augsburg edition, partly in mirror image. The book went through dozens of editions in English and other languages. It reached more or less the present form with the 1650 London edition, which may have used the same woodblocks (we have not had an opportunity to compare them). The imprint of the present edition names four London publishers, and one of them (Conyers) also advertises his edition of William Lithgow's Nineteen years travels (1692) at the foot of the last page. The book was registered for these four publishers in the term catalogue for Trinity 1696, issued in June. The printing was probably shared between two different anonymous printers: exactly half way through the book, between quires I and K, the running heads, the textura type used for the main text and the roman drop capitals opening the chapters change. The 1684 edition by four London publishers (none named in the present edition) not only uses the same woodblocks but is also typographically almost identical to the first half of the present edition and no doubt came from the same printer. The drop capitals differ, but those in the present edition have not been recorded before 1688. Samuel Roycroft and James Orme both used them, and Roycroft used at least several of the other types in the first half. The book is printed on coarse laid paper with no watermark. Halliwell, in his 1869 edition of Mandeville, noted the present edition for its woodcuts and reproduced at least many of them from the Grenville copy now at the British Library. Only 5 other copies are known, all in U.S. libraries. Robert Riviere (1808-1882) established his famous bindery in Bath and moved it to London in 1840, gaining a reputation as one of England's best binders for the quality of his materials and workmanship. He signed his bindings "Bound by Riviere" from 1860 to 1880 (thereafter Riviere & son). - With an early owner's inscription faded on the title-page and 2 armorial bookplates on the paste-down: Sir Edward Sullivan (1822-1885), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) in Liverpool, a member of Parliament, along with a loosely inserted signed autograph letter (ca. 1900) from Bright's brother Hugh Bright (1867-1935) in Leeds, giving him the book and noting that he bought it at Young's "some years ago". With 8 leaves with their margins extended at the fore-edge and foot ( N2-O4, Q1, probably sophisticated from another copy of the same edition), sometimes shaving a catchword or quire signature, the title-page and last page somewhat worn and dirty, but further in good condition, with a few minor marginal chips and tears restored or repaired and 3 leaves with minor water stains in one corner. The spine is slightly faded but the binding is still very good. A rare edition of Mandeville's voyages, illustrated with about 60 woodblocks cut ca. 1650. - Arber, Term catalogues II, p. 593, item 8; ESTC R217088 (5 copies); J.O. Halliwell, ed., Voiage and travaile of Sir John Maundevile (1866), p. xvi (item 2, from the Grenville library); Wing M417 (same 5 copies); for the story in general: Cambridge history of English literature (1976), pp. 78-87.

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        Relations de divers voyages curieux qui n'ont point este publiees, ou qui ont este traduites d'Hacluyt, de Purchas et d'autres voyages Anglais, Hollandais, Portugais, Allemands, Espagnols, et de quelques Persans, Arabes et auteurs orientaux.

      Paris, Thomas Moette, 1696.. Folio (365 x 240 mm). Five parts in 2 vols. General title printed in red and black, separate title-pages for the "Sinarum Scientia Politico-Moralis" (Paris 1672), and Thomas Gage's "Histoire de l'Empire Mexicain" (Paris, chez Thomas Moette, 1696), 11 folding maps (lacking map of Sierra Leone), 23 plates (the majority folding), 46 pp. woodcut pictograms to Gage's Mexico, engraved head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, fully gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt.. The definitive edition of one of the most important and comprehensive travel writings of the seventeenth century. Tutored in mathematics, astronomy, physics and medicine, the French diplomat, scientist and travel writer Thevenot (1620-92) figured as a patron in the early development of scientific societies, most notably contributing to the formation of the Academie des Sciences. His early career included two missions to Italy in 1640s and 1650s, and it was there that he developed an interest in Oriental languages and study. In 1663, he published the first part of 'Relations de Divers Voyages' (An account of diverse and curious voyages) - a work that would secure his reputation as one of the most important travel compilers of the 17th century. He would go on to publish further parts of the work - a second and third part in 1666, the fourth in 1672; a fifth part of the work was being assembled in 1692 when Thevenot passed away. The definitive edition - the present work - would not be published until 1696. One of the great driving forces behind the work was Thevenot's and France's wish to increase colonial trade, and compete with the other European nations, including Spain, the Netherlands, and England. The aim of the work was to compile the practical knowledge of the age upon navigation and foreign countries. The book contains elements of travel log and treatise, including observations, discoveries, commerce, arts, produce, social customs, and a whole range of other matter, with entries on Africa, Arabia, the Far East, South East Asia, America, and Australia. There are condensements of the reports of Pietro de la Valle and an account of the Portuguese discoveries in Arabia and the Near East, together with several important maps, among them a large map of the western Indian Ocean which includes the Arabian Peninsula in full, and woodcut diagrams of coastlines (with the "terre de la coste de l'Arabie heureuse"). Of particular note is Thevenot's map of Australia, "the first large-scale map of Australia to chart Tasman's discoveries" (Dewez), together with the text regarding his voyage, which appears here for the first time. - 19th century bookplate of the Marquess of Westerloo (Westerlo), Belgian nobility residing in the province of Antwerp. - Bibliotheca Lindesiana IV, 8830-8840. Brunet, Manuel du Libraire et de L' Amateur de Livres, V, pp. 810-813. Palau 331.563f. Cordier Japonica 33. Cordier Sinica 1944. Sabin 95334. Brunet V, 810. Lust 260 (listing the voyages to China). Dewez, 'The Printed World V', 43.

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      Suivant la copie de Paris - Première édition hollandaise après une édition parisienne de 1696 - Ornement au titre en rouge et noir, bandeaux, lettrines - Reliure plein cuir d'époque, dos à nerfs à caissons ornés, pièce de titre rouge - Coins émoussés, manque de cuir en coiffe de tête et en marges du premier plat - Petit travail de ver en marge basse des 50 premiers feuillets, bon état de fraicheur de l'intérieur, reliure solide [19] - 275 pages, in - 12, 14,5 cm, relié

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        An Ode, on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell; late Servant to his Majesty, and Organist of the Chapel Royal, and of St. Peter's Westminster. The Words by Mr. Dryden, and sett to Musick by Dr. Blow.

      London: Printed by J.Heptinstall, for Henry Playford, at his Shop or at his House 1696. - Folio, pp. [2], 30; title within a mourning border, printed music throughout, with the text of the Ode on the verso of the title-page as well as within the music; small dampstain to lower inner margin, two or three short nicks to blank lower margin neatly repaired, but a very good copy in modern panelled calf, gilt; bookplate of Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe, book-label of J. O. Edwards.First edition of Dryden's moving elegy to his friend Purcell. The musical setting by Blow, for flutes and two counter-tenors, is generally considered his finest work.On Purcell's death in November 1695 he was at the height of his powers and reputation, with stage and publishing commissions pouring in. The advertisements here list the Harmonia Sacra and Deliciae Musicae as well his revision of Playford's Introduction to Music and proposals for the publication of his instrumental works by his widow. His pre-eminence would be sealed by Playford two years later with the publication of the first volume of Orpheus Britannicus.Dryden and Blow were both old friends of Purcell. Purcell was linked to Dryden through the Howards (Dryden's wife, Lady Elizabeth, was a patron, her niece a pupil) and composed new music for the 1690s revival of Dryden's The Tempest, as well as King Arthur (1691, often considered Purcell's dramatic masterpiece) and The Indian Queen (1695). Blow's career had intertwined with that of Purcell for many years. Purcell may once have studied under him; Blow's Venus and Adonis (1681) was an important precedent for Purcell's operas; they worked together closely on the music for James II's coronation in 1685; and they travelled together with William III to the Netherlands in 1691. Purcell's death brought Blow's reappointment as organist to Westminster Abbey (he had relinquished the briefly-held role to Purcell in 167980) and tuner of the royal instruments, but his personal sadness at Purcell's death was authentic, and his setting of the Ode shows 'a genuinely rich vein of expression deeply felt' (Oxford DNB).Macdonald, Dryden, 32a.

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        Les oeuvres posthumes de monsieur de La Fontaine

      First Edition. Bound in full sheepskin rooted back with four nerves decorated double boxes and golden jewels, part of title in brown calf tail date, elegant pastiche signed binding. Headbands, initials and tail-lamp burned. A page of handwritten note regarding the work-in fine. Guillaume de Luyne Paris 1696 9,5x15cm XXIV 276pages relié

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        Numismata summorum pontificum templi Vaticani fabricam indicantia... -

      In - folio. Legatura coeva in pergamena, dorso con nervi e titolo calligrafato; angoli un po' usati. Con 92 tavv. f.t. (13 a doppia pagina) disegnate da Bonanni, Aless. Specchi, Arnold van Westerhout e altri: spaccati, vedute, piante (molte scartate o modificate durante la costruzione), statue, altari ecc. (8), 218 pp.; strappo riparato nella tavola 86; buon esemplare con ex libris della biblioteca Caproni a Vizzola e di Carlo Vandoni. La terza, ultima e migliore edizione di una delle più importanti opere sulla costruzione della basilica di S. Pietro (prima edizione: 1696, con 88 tavole). Di notevole interesse per seguire lo sviluppo dell'edificazione sono le tavole che riproducono i molti progetti dei maggiori architetti del periodo, diversi scartati o modificati durante i lavori. Berlin Kat. 2679. Schudt 991. Rossetti 1379. Cicognara 2780: «Opera da ritenersi come classica in questa materia per la dottrina e l'accuratezza con la quale è eseguita». The third, last and best edition of this valuable history of St. Peter's (1st edn.: 1696, with 88 plates). It begins with an account of the old church, followed by the description of the long and elaborate new construction, showing a great number of plans by the foremost architects of the time, many of which remained unexecuted or were modified. With 92 finely engraved plates, 13 double page: views, plans, sections, sculptures, altars, medals, etc.; tear in plate 86 repaired. A good copy bound in contemp. vellum, spine with raised bands; corners worn.

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        Elwangen Comitatus Hohenzollern Rechberg Baronatus Waldenberg Territori Ulmensis cum Insertus marchionatibus Comitatibus. Baronatibus Espicopatibus et Adiacentibus Regionibus. Per Iohannes Danckerts Amstelodami. Teil- und grenzkolor. Kupferstich von Johannes Danckerts, Amsterdam. 1696. Oben mit Titelleiste, Erklärungen und 2 Maßstäben. 52,7 : 60,2 cm (Blattgröße).

      . . Koeman Dan 4, 48. - Zeigt Württemberg in dem Gebiet Mannheim, Rottweil, Biberach, Dillingen u. Weikersheim. - Mittig Stuttgart u. Esslingen. - Detailreiche Karte mit kräftigem Kolorit. - Schmaler Rand, hinterlegter Mittelfalz, Ecken wenig geknickt. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        The Reports . . . In Two Parts. The First Part Containing Select Cases Adjudged in the Kings-Bench, in the Reign of K. Charles II . . . The Second Part Containing choice Cases Adjudged in the Common-Pleas [etc.]. Two Volumes [complete]. Wing V235. Folio

      London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkyns [etc.], 1696. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, slight cracking to the joints, the Macclesfield copy with the bookplates of Thomas Parker, Lord Macclesfield First and only seventeenth century edition of the reports of Ventris, the Middle Temple barrister and judge, praised by both Holdsworth and Wallace and recently called "among the most important [reports] written during the Restoration

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      Lima: Joseph de Contreras, 1696.. [10],22 leaves. Small quarto. Dbd. Light soiling; singed along top edge. About very good. A sermon on the Immaculate Conception, from the press of Geronimo de Contreras, which was founded in 1621. With his son and grandson following in the business, the Contreras press was the most active printing press in early colonial Peru. Only four copies on OCLC, at the University of Arizona, Indiana University, the John Carter Brown Library, and the National Library of Chile. MEDINA (LIMA) 682. VARGAS UGARTE 928. OCLC 45643785.

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        Thesaurus Brandenburgicus Selectus. Sive Gemmarum Et Numismatum Graecorum In Cimeliarchio Electorali Brandenburgico Elegantiorum Series.

      Coloniae Marchicae, Typis Electoralibus, 1696.. Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken auf sechs Bünden, 2° (etwa 39,5 x 26 cm), 9 Blatt, 524 Seiten, 21 Blatt, Rotschnitt. Frontispiz mit dem Portrait Kurfürst Friedrichs III. und der Jupiter-Allegorie fehlt (beide aber zur Anschauung als Ausdruck beigelegt)! Darüber hinaus absolut vollständig. Erste Seiten mit Knickspur; Seiten überwiegend nur leicht fleckig, teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt schönes und dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung.. Dieser Band 1 (von 3) enthält unter anderem den bekannten Kupferstich des Alabastersaals im Berliner Schloss und weitere Kopfleisten-Stiche mit Ansichten Berlins und des Schlosses.

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        Landgraviatus Hassiae Darmstadiensis Rhenofeldensis cum Adjacentibus Regionibus Ut Landgraviatuum Thuringiae Ducatuum Westfaliae Brunwicensis Comitatuum Hanoviae Nassoviae cum Abatia Vuldense ect: Accuratissima Discriptio Edita pro Theodorum Danckerts

      Amsterdam: Danckert, 1696. ...Amstelod cum Privil: Ordinum Holl: et Westfrisiae; Kupferstichkarte; Kartengrösse ca. 50 x 56 cm; mit Falzspuren, altkoloriert; Slg. Ryhiner 10042; professionell hinter Glas gerahmt. Gut. 50 x 56 cm . Landkarte.

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        Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Cottonianæ

      At the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford 1696 - [10],L,159,[24]; engraved frontispiece portrait; folio; original stamped vellum boards slightly warped and lightly soiled; short split at top of upper hinge; scattered foxing. A very good copy overall, with the ownership inscription of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716), Scottish patriot, politician and writer. One of the three collections acquired by the British government to form the British Museum Library, the library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton is "arguably the most important collection of manuscripts ever assembled in Britain by a private individual." (Wright, Sir Robert Cotton as Collector). Its greatness lies not only in the presence of spectacular treasures (such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf) but also as the product of Cotton's forty-year effort to preserve manuscript materials, principally relating to England's history and governmental affairs, that would have otherwise likely been lost. Located in Cotton House in the Palace of Westminster, the library was housed in a narrow room measuring 37' x 6', in an unusual arrangement. A bronze bust of each of the Roman emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian (plus Cleopatra and Faustina) was mounted at the head of each bookpress. This "Emperor" designation for a bookpress formed part of the pressmark and was the means by which a particular manuscript volume was located. Compiled by Thomas Smith (1638-1710), the catalogue lists about 6,500 manuscripts in 950 volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Family Physitian, or a Collection of Choice, Approved & Experienced Remedies for the Cure of almost all diseases incident to Humane Bodies, whether internal or external, useful in families, and very serviceable to country people. containing some hundreds of considerable receipts and secrets of great value, with observations of great cures: together with the true English wine-celler, and the right method of making the English-wines, or Metheglin . In a Rowfant binding

      London: Richard Wellington. Very Good. 1696. First. "... with a collection of the choicest and safest cosmetick remedies for preserving the beauty and complection of ladies, never before publish?'d." Bound in full burgundy morocco about 1910 by the ephemeral Rowfant bindery. Chips to head of spine; light foxing throughout; tear from folding frontispiece of distilling apparatus (not affecting image); otherwise very good.; Duodecimo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Konvolut von vier Pferdebüchern in einem Buch: Zweyer Bücher auserlesen und bewerth befundener Roß-Artzeneyen / In welchen Alle Merckmahl und Zeichen eines guten Pferdes (...) Deren das Erste von Antoni le Pluvinel in Französischer / Das Andere aber von Stephano Bracciolini ... beschrieben. ... Leipzig: Johann Herbord Klossen, 1696 bzw. 1686. 99 Blatt und 96 Seiten sowie 2 Blatt. Angebunden: M. Böhme: Ein NeuBuch von bewehrten RoßArtzeneyen / Darinnen allerhand statliche Experiment und Artzneyen... 12. Aufl. Mit drei Holzschnitten. Leipzig und Franckfurth: Johann Herbord Klosen, 1697. 8 Blatt und 160 Seiten. Weiter angebunden: Michael Böhme: Kurtze doch bewährte Vieh-Artzney / darinnen die meisten Krankheiten (...) 1697. Titelblatt und 46 Seiten. Weiter angebunden: Johann Walther: Kurtze Beschreibung der Pferde- und Vieh-Zucht / Wie auch Allerhand künstlichen und wohlbewehrten Roß- und Vieh-Artzneyen. 6. Auflage. Leipzig: Klossen 1689. Titelblatt, 3 Holzschnitte und 204 Seiten sowie 6 Blatt Register.

      . Pergament der Zeit (der Einband fleckig, das Blatt mit den Seiten 175/176 im letzten Werk mit einer Fehlstelle und geringfügigen Textverlust, im ersten Werk fehlt eine Tafel im siebten Kapitel, teils etwas fleckig, der Buchblock einmal angebrochen, sonst gutes und weitgehend sauberes Exemplar, nur die letzten Seiten des letzten Werks mit einem Wasserrand). 8°. fest gebunden. Seltene Pferdebücher.

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        Thesaurus philologicus, seu, Clavis scripturae: qua quicquid fere orientalium Hebraeorum maxime, & Arabum, habent Monumenta de Religione ? Editio tertia, prima auctior, emendatior, & charactere Orientali vestita

      Tiguri [Zürich]: Typis Henrici Bodmeri, 1696. Third edition, enlarged and revised (preceded by editions of 1649 & 1659). [22], 610 pp. Text in Latin, with passages in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, et. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Endpapers slightly darkened, occasional very slight marginal spotting, two lines of early notes on t.p. at lower margin, bookplate on front pastedown, unobtrusive library stamp on title-page. Very good. Third edition, enlarged and revised (preceded by editions of 1649 & 1659). [22], 610 pp. Text in Latin, with passages in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, et. 1 vols. 4to. Third edition. revised, of this polyglot thesaurus of scripture, following edtions of 1649 and 1659 . Hottinger (1620 - 1667) was a Swiss reformed theologian and philologist who taught at the Universities of Heidelburg and Zurich before his untimely death by drowning in 1667.

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        Arcana politico-atheistica Oder Politische Geheimnüß, Vieler Hin und wieder heutiges Tages einreissenden unartigen Atheisten, In einigen Gesprächen entdecket und entworffen.

      Ohne Ort, ohne Drucker, 1696.. 12°. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 282 S., 3 weiße Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel.. Seltene Ausgabe dieser antijesuitischen Polemik, die Lassenius eine Gefängnisstrafe eintrug. - Einband tlw. min. berieben. Titel u. die letzten Bll. mit kl. Wurmspuren. Kopfsteg tlw. etw. knapp beschnitten. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Dünnhaupt IV, 2488, 27.5; VD17, 39:129137H; NDB XIII, 675; Jantz 1579; Bircher B 4514.

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        Eröffnung derer vortrefflichsten Geheimnüsse in der Arzney-Kunst, Die meisten Kranckheiten, Verwundungen und andere gefährliche Zufälle glücklich zu curiren: Auch unterschiedene Haus-Mittel ganz leicht zu praepariren;...

      Dresden, Winckler, 1696.. (...Mit einem ziemlichen Vorrath allerhand unbekanter Secretorum, die wichtigsten Theile des Menschlichen Leibes und desselben Organa in angenehmer Vollkommenheit zu erhalten. Nebenst einer dienlichen Anweisung, liebliche Säffte, wohl-rüchende, auch andere schöne zu denen Farben und der Gärtnerey beförderliche Dinge zu componiren. Aus dem Französischen in die Deutsche Srpache übersetzet von Johann Daniel Schneider. ) Mit einem Kujpferstich-Frontispiz von C. Otthofer *Allerhand Curiöse Neue Secreta*, Titelblatt in rot und schwarz gedruckt, 4 n.n. Blätter *An den Leser*, 554 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter *Beschluß*, 11 n.n. Blätter *Verzeichnis derer in dem ersthen Teil enthaltenen Kranckheiten und darwider bewährt erfundenen Hülffsmittel* / angebunden: *Ein kurtzer Anhang von Curiosen Geheimnissen, wunderbaren Praeservativen und Specificiw wider die Pest, pestilentiasche Fieber, gifftigen Friesel, Kinder-Blattern und allerhand ansteckende Krankheiten* mit 69 Seiten. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten. Halblederband der Zeit, 8° ( 15,5 x 10 cm ). Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin angeplatzt und beschädigt sowie zum Vorderdeckel hin etwas beschädigt. Innen auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt ein alter Besitzeintrag ( offenbar aus dem Jahre 1740 ), das Frontispizkupfer stärker gelockert, etwas gebräunt und wasserrandig sowie mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Außenrand außerhalb der Darstellung. Das Titelblatt etwas fleckig und braunfleckig sowie mit Eckabriß oben ( außerhalb des Textes ). Seiten durchgehend teils etwas fleckig, stock- oder auch braunfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker. Einige Seiten etwas wasserrandig, einige Seiten etwas angeknickt. Seiten teils eselsohrig. Ca. 50 Seiten mit kleiner Wurmspur zum oberen Falz hin, wenige Seiten auch zum unteren Falz hin. Wenige Seiten hierbei mit kleinem Buchstabenverlust. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Iudæa seu Terra Sancta, quæ Herbræorum. Sive Israelitarum Terra, in suas Duodecim Tribus Divisa. "Iudæa seu Terra Sancta, quæ Herbræorum. Sive Israelitarum Terra, in suas Duodecim Tribus Divisa.secretis ab invicem Iuda et Israel

      Middle East: A Paris. "apud Herbertum Jaillot propemaiorum Conventum PP Augustinensiu, sub Signo duorum Globorù" 1696. Large double page copper engraved map of the Holy Land after " Guillielmi Sanson Nicolas Fily", from Jaillot's "Atlas Nouveau"1698. Original outline colour; verso blank; Old ink number to upper right corner. The map is an enlargement of a previous map by Sanson's father, Nicolas Sanson (1600-67). The map shows the division of Biblical Israel among the Twelve Tribes and is based on information found in the Bible. Large decorative title cartouche ornamented with images of Moses & Abraham ; scale adorned by Adam & Eve below the tree of Knowledge complete with serpent, surrounded by the animals and fruits of Eden. Good, dark impression; light toning; a couple of minor spots near scale. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), French cartographer & publisher. In 1665 Jaillot became Sculpteur du Roi & in 1678, Sculpteur & Geographe ordinaire du Roi, official geographer to King Louis XIV. He worked closely with the heirs of Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume & Adrien Sanson, in the late 1660's and early 1670's and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale, issued in his 'Atlas Nouveau' . His most famous works include the"Atlas Nouveau", first published in 1674 (reissued in numerous editions, including Dutch editions by Mortier and Covens and Mortier) ;the "Neptune François" [1692] & the " tlas François "[1694 & 1705]. Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) French cartogrpher appointed 'Geographe Ordinaire du Roi',to Louis XIII one of his duties being to tutor the King in geography. He is considered by many to be the originator of the great age of French cartography. Guillaume Sanson (1633-1703) i son of, Nicolas Sanson (1600-67). The younger Sanson took over the family publishing business after his father's death and had a long-standing relationship with Jaillot, Middle East Israel Holy Land

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        Nuovi Ritrovamenti Divisi in Due Parti

      1696. MEIJER, Cornelis. L'Arte di restituire à Roma la tralasciata navigatione del suo Tevere. Divisa in tre Parti: I: Gl'impedimenti, che sono nell'alveo del Tevere da Roma à Perugia, e suoi rimedij. [4], 39 ff. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, and 35 numbered etchings, including 1 double-spread full-page etching, 1 double-spread half-page etching, and 34 half-page etchings, including an extra plate numbered XVII. II: Le difficoltà, che sono nella Navigatione del Tevere da Roma sino al Mare, e suoi rimedij. [12] ff. Illustrated with 11 numbered etchings, including 1 double-spread half-page etching and 10 half-page etchings. III: Nella quale si discorre perche Roma e stata fabricate, e mantenuta su le sponde del Tevere, e si tratta d'alcun'altre propositioni proficue per lo Stato Ecclesiastico. [31] ff., 15, [1] pp. Illustrated with 32 numbered or lettered etchings, including 2 double-spread full-page etchings, 2 double-spread half-page etchings, 1 full-page etching, and 27 half-page etched plates. In Roma: Nella Stamperia del Lazzari Varese, 1685. BOUND WITH: ______________. Nuovi Ritrovamenti Dati in Luce. [24] pp. Illustrated with a total of 15 etchings, including 1 double-spread full-page etching, 1 double-spread half page etching, and 13 half-page etched plates. Folio, 422 x 275 mm, bound in full contemporary Italian vellum over boards, brown ink lettering on spine. Rome: Stamperia di Gio. Giacomo Komarek, 1689. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this most unusual compilation of text and illustration, with the rare and earliest state of the double-spread comet plate, fully signed by Meijer (see: Rossetti p. 532). The wonderful etched illustrations were cut by Falda, Collin, Wittel, and others, and include topics as diverse as civil engineering, especially flood control along the Tiber River; astronomy, in particular comets; optometry usages and inventions of new eyeglasses; several experimental plates demonstrating the physics of water; four etched plates showing of interior designs of seventeenth-century houses including a library; carriage and cart construction; a prospect of St. Peter's Square just after Bernini's construction of the colonnades; several views of Roman squares with Egyptian obelisks, including a double-spread prospect of del Popolo; and one plate on the art and uses of silk. One of the most remarkable plates illustrates an early prototype of a "horseless carriage." A major portion of the first work, divided into three parts, describes and illustrates a hydraulic engineering problem that has gained world prominence and concern during recent years, i.e., the control of rising water and the construction of levees, dikes, bridges, escape channels, holding tanks, and numerous illustrations and textual descriptions of complicated apparati to control rising water levels for the security of cities and towns along the Tiber river and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a large section on mechanical apparati for moving and raising obelisks in Rome. Cornelis Meijer (1600-1700), a seventeenth-century Dutch hydraulic engineer of wide renown with an innovative imagination, a member of the Accademia Fisico-Matematica Romana, and inventor of various river and current control mechanisms, was hired by Roman authorities at the end of the seventeenth century to travel to Italy and oversee hydraulic problems in the Papal States. A number of his engineering projects and inventions are illustrated and described in the Nuovi Ritrovamenti. Some insignificant soiling to a few leaves, minor stains to vellum binding; overall a very fine copy. The second work is cited in only two incomplete copies selling at auction via ABPC and only three copies worldwide in OCLC; Harvard, Univ. of Penn. and the Henry Ford Museum, Michigan. Rossetti III, 7023a & 7023b (p. 532 Addenda). Olschki, Choix XI, 17589. Kissner 273. Poggendorff II, 134. Bierens de Haan 191. See: Cicognara 3791-92.

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        Le faux satyrique puni, et le merite couronné, dans une lettre d'Ariste, a l'un de ses amis, contenant l'apologie de Mr Perrachon l'avocat, contre les fausses satyres du pretendu poëte sans fard, & la juste critique de ses satyres & des faux satyriques avec la defense de plusieurs personnes qu'il a satyrisées : & le brevet de roy pour M. Perrachon

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece representing Mercury whipping a satire holding in his hand a book called Poet unvarnished, and a drop cap showing the same characters. Rare. Absent the BN France. Full Calf Chocolate Ca Koehler signed in 1850. Back to nerves finely decorated. Triple fillet border on covers with corner punches. Inner frieze. Gilt edges. Rubbing on spine and edges. Few bites. The book is a response and a systematic review as a frontal attack Poet unvarnished priest of the Oratory Lyonnais François Gacon (1667-1725), appeared the same year. Before engaging fully to his literary work, Marc Perrachon (1630-1709) was a lawyer in Grenoble and the parliament of Paris, a Protestant convert, he received a pension from the king and retired to lyon. Chez Claude Rey A Lyon 1696 Pet. in 8 (11x17cm) (10) 120 pp. relié

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        Sermon panegirico moral, que en la fiesta annual, que acostumbra celebrar el Convento de religiosos predicadores de Santo Domingo de Zacatecas en el dia de su santo patriarcha

      Mexico: Doña Maria de Benavides, 1696. Disbound. Good Condition. Disbound pamphlet, modest foxing, some soiling and staining to title and final page. (8), 12 ll. Palau II 105. 4 copies in OCLC - scarce pamphlet celebrating the convent of Santo Domingo de Zacatecas. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Americana. Inventory No: 045276.

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        Candia, Town Plan. "Pianta Della real Fortezza,e Citta di Candia"with on verso "Castello di Candia"

      Greece: Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696. Large double page copper engraved town plan of Candia/ Iraklion, Crete from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto. " Black & white; Italian text and half page plan of the Castle " Castello di Candia " to verso The town plan which shows the full fortifications of the city of Candia, Iraklion.appears on a fringed drape suspended by Nails at the top; military and scientific instruments seen in the lower cornersas if on the floor of a military tent. Title cartouche of laurel leaves. Dark impression ; lower margin a little short. The plate cracked early in production and these faults can be seen printed on the map[ two dark "cracks" to left half and another just entering the cartouche these can be seen on the plan of the Castle on verso with due to the amount of ink which collected CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Franciscan monk, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, famous for his globes and also the "Atlante Veneto-Isolario " 1690-96 and the"Corso Geografico Universale"of 1692-97 to name the most important of the some 140 books he published. In his home city he founded the very first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He also held the position of Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. Later six volumes of the Biblioteca Universale Sacro-Profana were published by Coronelli. This was a kind of encyclopedia, its compiled entries were ordered alphabetically. Coronelli died at the age of 68 in Venice, having created hundreds of maps in his lifetime. Phillips 521. Greece Crete Iraklion Candia

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        Imperatorum romanorum numismata ex aere mediae et minimae ae fromae: descripta & enarrata.

      Viduam Cramoisy, Parisiis 1696 - Folio, pp. [28], 124, 129-432, [2]; engraved title-p., engraved vignette title-p. printed in red and black, engraved headpieces, folding engraved portrait of the author, 2 engraved folding maps, 4 engraved plates, 7 smaller engravings in the text, largely of art objects, plus hundreds of engravings of medals and coins in the text, woodcut initials; tears in D1 and G4 (no loss), some minor worming in the top margin of the early leaves (no loss), early manuscript ex-libris of "Bibliothecae publicae civitatis Trevirensis. ex dono 1819 D. Horney Trenin" on title-p.; contemporary calf-backed pastepaper boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; a scruffy binding, with joints cracked, spine peeling at extremities, and the paper on the boards peeling; but the binding remains sound and the text is handsomely printed and clean. 3 copies in OCLC (NYPL, Buffalo PL and Emory U.). The imprint is possibly fictitious. An Amsterdam edition appeared the same year. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scoprimento del mondo umano di Lucio Agatone Prisco opera dell'abate D. Angelo Seravalli canonico regolare del salvatorc, composta sopra l'idea del mondo grandc, contenente gli amori dell'uomo con l'anima, e le relazioni di nuovo terre, mari, isole, citta e monarchic, formate secondo l'cssere delle passioni, costumi, affetti, virtu, e vizj umani

      Siena: Bonetti, 1696. Thick quarto, with an engraved frontispiece and full-page portrait of the author; intermittent water-staining, some gatherings a little stained, a few preliminary margins well renewed with old paper (no text loss), a few other small marginal defects but a good sound copy in recent vellum over boards. Rare and enigmatic imaginary voyage. Rare and enigmatic imaginary voyage filled with metaphysical allusion, long overlooked by scholars and bibliographers of the genre.This mysterious book is the work of the Augustinian priest Angelo Seravalli (1630-1708), who served as abbot of San Jacopo Soprano in Florence, where he was born and died. Aside from a little poetry his literary output is restricted to the present text, where he narrates a journey by himself and a mystical figure known as Lucio Agatone Prisco. In a vast narrative blending the real and the imaginary, Seravalli leads Prisco through the lands, oceans, cities and kingdoms of the world, explaining their nature and formation through human virtues and vices. As a result of the journey, Prisco achieves a spiritual enlightenment of sorts and proposes a vision for future peace on earth.Seravalli's ambitious literary project had little impact on his contemporaries (although it is mentioned in a handful of late seventeenth-century letters, including a correspondence from Italian bibliophile Antonio Magliabechi to the philosopher Leibniz dated 3 April 1696). Howgego notes (in his study of apocryphal voyage narratives published by Hordern House in 2013) 'It has since been largely ignored by scholars in the field of imaginary voyages, and no further discussion was found in the literature. The book is rare, only nine library copies being recorded worldwide.' Nonetheless, it provides modern readers with an engaging baroque allegory that combines real people, cities and events with mythological characters and esoteric lore - and this at a period when the Inquisition was active.'Prisco', the main character of the narrative is derived from an late medieval epitaph inscribed on the 'Pietra di Bologna', a stone plaque famous with alchemists and students of the esoteric arts. A mystical riddle of compounded contradictions, the epitaph has defied interpretation for centuries. In more recent times the 'Pietra di Bologna' was treated in detail by Carl Jung in his study of alchemy and the unconscious. Howgego gives a translation as follows: 'Aelia Laelia Crispis, neither male nor female, nor androgynous nor child, neither young nor old, nor chaste, nor whore, but all this together. Killed not by hunger nor by iron nor by poison, but all these things together. Neither in heaven nor in water, nor in earth, but everywhere he lies. Lucius Agatho Priscius, neither husband nor lover, nor relative, neither sad nor happy, nor crying, not pyramid, nor tomb, but all this together, knows and knows not to whom it is dedicated'.The book includes an ornate engraved frontispiece and a portrait of the author, both by Nicolas Dorigny. Of special interest are the woodcut capitals decorated with scenes of esoteric significance.

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        Dell'istoria del monastero di S Benedetto di Polirone nello stato di Mantova Libri cinque [with] Raccolta de' Documenti Principali

      Modona: Capponi, 1696. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Vellum). Good Condition. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards - wear and discoloration but quite sound. Title with two large paper repairs at the edges, scattered minor stains and browning, worming to the lower margin of the last two pages, clean otherwise. xxvi, 244, (12)pp, 1 folding table; 110, (5)pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; History. Inventory No: 044751.

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        L'arte del cavallo divisa in tre libri

      Stamperia del Seminario,, In Padova, 1696 - Cm. 30, pp. (12) 208. Con bell'antiporta e un ritratto fuori testo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Nel testo alcune incisioni. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Una gora chiara interessa l'intero volume, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di un'opera classica in tema di ippologia. Cfr. Vinciana 157 e Olschki, Choix, 377. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Vie de la Mère Marie - Madeleine de la Trinité, Fondatrice des Religieuses de N. Dame de Misericorde.

      Lyon: Antoine Boudet; 1696.8°. (9), 466, (9) S., 1 Portrait. Ldr. mit 5 künstlichen Bünden und Goldschmuck. Kanten etw. berieben und bestossen. Leder an den Kapitalen schwach aufgeplatzt. Vorsatzblatt mit ca. 1 cm kleinem Loch. Titelblatt ausgebessert mit Verlust der Titelvignette. Papier stellenweise etw. gebräunt. Französisch

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        De l'Incredulite, Ou l'on examine les Motifs & les Raisons generales qui portent les Incredules a rejetter [sic] la Religion Chretienne; Avec deux Lettres Ou l'on en prouve directement la Verite. Par Jean le Clerc.

      Amsterdam, Henri Wetstein, 1696.. In-8, plein velin grise de l'epoque, (1) f., (6), 376 p. Edition originale. Ne a Geneve en 1657 d'une famille liberale de refugies picards installes en Suisse, Jean Le Clerc s'installa a Amsterdam. Personnage central de la "Republique des Lettres", lecteur de Spinoza, savant a l'activite multiforme et impressionnante, il fut le temoin attentif et passionne de la vie culturelle de son temps. Il soumet dans cet ouvrage, "avec une etonnante loyaute intellectuelle", sa vision originale et novatrice d'un christianisme raisonnable, moral et non theologique. "Le Clerc considere le christianisme comme un regulateur social qui doit jouer un role majeur dans une societe marchande et industrieuse en pleine expansion, comme celle des Provinces-Unies, ou l'ambition, et le gout des affaires, des richesses et des plaisirs qu'ils procurent doivent etre temperes afin qu'ils ne conduisent pas a l'injustice sociale" (B Tambrun-Krasker, 'Jean Le Clerc ', 2010). (Cf. P. Verniere, 'Spinoza et la pensee francaise', p. 73 sq et passim et 'Libertinage et philosophie au XVIIe siecle: Protestants, heretiques, libertins', publie par A. McKenna et P.-Fr. Moreau). (Haag, 'France protestante', VI, p. 467, n°XXIV). Bon exemplaire, relie a l'epoque..

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        Muséum Regium seu Catalogus Rerum tam naturalium, quàm artificialium, quae in Basilica Bibliothecae Augustissimi Daniae Norvegiaeq; Monarchae Christiani Quinti Hafniae asservantur,

      descriptus ab Oligero Jacobaeo. Frontis., vignette on title, 24 headpieces, a number of initials, & 37 plates (one double-page, one folding), all finely engraved. 9 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 201, [5] pp. Folio, cont. mottled calf, spine stamped in blind, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Copenhagen: J. Schmetgen, 1696. First edition of the richly illustrated catalogue of the Wunderkammer of Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway. While the museum was most famous for its cabinet of coins and medals, it also contained important ethnographical articles from Greenland, Egyptian mummies, astronomical instruments, rare reptiles, Chinese porcelains, Japanese paintings, and Danish antiquities (all illustrated on the fine plates). The author, Oliger (or Holger) Jacobaeus (1650-1701), was a student of Steno and the son-in-law of Thomas Bartholin. Christian V greatly enlarged the collections through donations, treaty settlements, conquests, and purchases. Fine copy. A supplement was issued in 1699 and is not present here. ❧ Gundestrup, "From the Royal Kunstkammer to the Modern Museum of Copenhagen" in The Origins of Museums (ed. by Impey and Macgregor), pp. 177-87. Murray, Museums. Their History and their Use, I, pp. 103-04 & III, p. 190. .

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        A practical discourse concerning swearing: especially the two great points of perjury and common-swearing

      London: Richard Sare. 1696. First edition, small 8vo, pp. [2], xxix [i.e. xlv], [15], 144; occasional use of Greek and Hebrew type; full contemporary paneled calf with gilt rules and fleurons; joints cracked (cords holding), the whole rubbed and worn but sound, red morocco label on spine (rubbed); internally quite crisp. Wake (1657-1737) was a very prolific writer and the archbishop of Canterbury, "a man of wide reading, immense industry, and of a liberal and tolerant spirit." Wing W252

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        Colligirte und viel vermehrte Reise-Beschreibungen Bestehend in der nach Mußkau und Persien, Wie auch Johann Albrechts von Mandelslo Morgenländischen, und Jürgen Andersen und Volq. Yversens Orientalischen Reise: Mit angehängter Chinesischen Revolution... Nebenst beygefügtem Persianischen Rosen-Thal und Baum-Garten (5 Teile und 2 Anhänge in 1).

      Hamburg, Hertel & Wiering 1696.. Mit 4 Kupfertiteln, 29 teilweise gefalteten Kupfertafeln und Karten, 173 Textkupfern, 7 Blatt, 397 (falsch 403) Seiten, 8 Blatt, 74 (falsch 76) Seiten; 4 Blatt, 174 Seiten, 5 Blatt; 4 Blatt, 175 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 112 Seiten; 9 Blatt, 119 Seiten, 6 Blatt; 4 Blatt, 120 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 37 x 24 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, Rückenvergoldung etwas verblasst, der 1. Kupfertitel mit hinterlegtem kleinen Ausschnitt, innen nur wenig gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhalten. 8. Ausgabe der Reisebeschreibung. Nach dem Tod von Olearius gedruckte neue Auflage der Vermehrten newen Beschreibung der muskowitischen u. persischen Reyse (vermehrte Ausgabe 1656, Erstausgabe 1647) vom Verleger ergänzt durch thematisch passende Werke anderer Autoren, meist hrsg. von Olearius. Er "ist um eine kritische Sicherung der vorgefundenen Daten bemüht. In einer für den Anbruch der modernen Naturwissenschaften typischen Weise spielt er dabei die eigene Erfahrung gegen alte und neue Autoritäten aus. Wenn auch gelegentlich in überholten Vorstellungen befangen, markiert seine Darstellung doch den Beginn der wissenschaftlich fundierten Landesbeschreibung" (Kindler). Enthät ferner: einen Auszug aus Sansons Staatsbeschreibung von Persien (Originalausgabe Paris 1694) als Anhang zu Olearius; Mandelslos Reisebeschreibung nach Indien und Afrika; Andersens und Iversens Reisen nach Asien beide wurden von Olearius herausgegeben, Sa'dis Rosengarten (Gulistan) in der Übersetzung von Olearius; Sa'dis Duftgarten (Bustan, hier "Baumgarten" in Weiterübersetzung aus dem Niederländischen; und eine zeitgeschichtliche Darstellung von China und Formosa durch Martin Martini.

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        Criminal Proces, und execution derer unlängst wegen vorgehabter ermordung Sr. Kön. May. von Gros-Britannien zu London hingerichteten Verräter, Robert Charnocks, Eduard Kings und Thomas Keys. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Leipzig, Th. Fritsch 1696. 8°. 4 Bll., 248 S., mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette, Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . VD17 39:156482R (nicht in Wolfenbüttel).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe (im selben Jahr wie die engl. Originalausgabe "The trials and condemnation of Robert Charnock, Edward King, and Thomas Keyes").- Protokollarischer Bericht von dem Prozess im Old-Baily gegen R. Charnocks, E. Kings u. Th. Keys wegen ihres versuchten Attentats auf König William III.- Etw. gebräunt od. braunfleckig, die letzten 15 Bll. u. hint. Innendeckel mit kl. Wurmgang, Ebd. etw. fleckig.

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        L'Espagne distingueé en tous ses Royaumes, Principautes .

      Spagna - Portogallo (España - Portugal) 1696 - Carta geografica della Spagna e del Portogallo, raffigurante le divisioni in reami e principati con confini in coloritura coeva. La carta è arricchita da due bei cartigli. Piega centrale editoriale, altre pieghe mm 549x869

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