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        D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer, Behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoomtjes en Schulpen, die men in d'Amboinsche Zee vindt: Daar beneven zommige Mineraalen, Gesteenten

      Added fine allegorical title, vignette on printed title, fine port. of Rumpf, five head- & tail-pieces, & 60 fine plates (all engraved; two small & unimportant wormholes in outer margin to the final 50 plates, not touching the images). Title printed in red & black. 18 p.l. (incl. added title & port.), 340, [43] pp. Folio, cont. blind-stamped panelled pigskin over wooden boards, stamp of the Jesuits in center of upper cover, orig. clasps & catches. Amsterdam: F. Halma, 1705. First edition, and a magnificent copy, of this notable cabinet catalogue which describes Rumpf's great collection of marine flora and fauna, minerals, and fossils. This is one of the most important of the early shell books. Rumpf (1627-1702), went to Amboina, a relatively small island in the Banda Sea west of New Guinea in 1653. There he gathered natural history specimens and experienced a remarkable series of disasters: he went blind, his wife was killed in an earthquake, the original drawings for his Herbarium Amboinense were consumed in a fire, and the manuscript of the first six books of the same work were destroyed by the French during a military action. "This remarkable man was employed by the Dutch East India Company and spent the greater part of his life on the island of Amboina (Ambon), a small but important trading centre in the East Indies, where he conducted innumerable observations on plants and animals...Day by day Rumphius accumulated manuscript descriptions and drawings of everything he observed. Alas, total blindness robbed him of the chance to publish his work himself...Even a cursory examination of the Amboinsche Rariteitkamer reveals the outstanding talents of its originator; for the 'Amboinese Curiosity Cabinet', despite its unpromising title, is full of accurate and detailed observations on the invertebrate animals encountered by him and molluscs are given special attention....He was a brilliant field naturalist. He was also a man with a remarkable gift for descriptions."-Dance, Shell Collecting. An Illustrated History, pp. 46-48. The finely engraved added title-page is a masterpiece. We see a shell museum with a group of scholars studying and arranging shells with cabinets flanking and behind them. The room is viewed through an arch with a shell-cartouche with "Arcimboldo"-like shell grotesques, flanked by statues of Cybele and Poseidon. Bearers bring baskets and boxes of shells and other specimens to the scholars. An East Indian landscape is in the background. The fine portrait shows the blind Rumpf at his desk, surrounded by books, shells, plants, and other natural history objects. Very fine copy. Most of the engraved plates are after drawings by Maria Sybilla Merian. ❧ Casey Wood, p. 545-"This rare folio is important because of its early descriptions and depiction of faunal (mainly marine) life in the Dutch East lndies (the Moluccas especially) at the end of the seventeenth century." Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4210-"Rare." Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting 1530-1799, pp. 191 & 222. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Loftriomph, Uitgebazuint over de Roemrugtige en Heerlijke Daden van den Doorlugtige en Wijdvermaarde Oorlogsheld Johan Curchil, Prins en Hertog van Marlbourgh

      Leyden, Neth.: Hendrik van Damme, 1705. Very Good. 8 p.; 19 cm. (7.5 inches). Signatures: *4 (4to). Disbound. Woodcut initial letter. Not in Knuttel. A poem praising John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, as a military hero. In Very Good Condition: disbound and without stitching; leaves are separating at fold; pages are clean and bright.

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        Biblia Hebraica, Secundum ultimam editionem Jos. Athiae, a Johanne Leusden Denuo recognitam, Recensita Atque ad Masoram, et correctiores Bombergi, Stephani, Plantini, Aliorumque Editiones, exquisite adornata variisque Notis illustrata Ab Everardo van der Hooght, V.D.M. Editio longe accuratissima.

      Boom, Waesberge, Goethals, Borstius, Wolters, Halma, van de Water et Broedelet., Amsterdam & Utrecht 1705. 8vo. (48)+666+708+(44) pages. Engraved title (detached). Title page in red and black. 2¬†woodcut titlepages (Prophetae posteriores & Hagiographa (Psalms etc.)). Contemporary brown calf binding with richly gilt spine and with blindtooled decorations and gilt borders to boards.. *

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        De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus et earum Rationibus. Libri Tres. Editio Tertia

      Ioh. Frid. Zeitlerum Leipzig Ioh. Frid. Zeitlerum 1705 Third edition vg Quarto. [20], 1504, [82]pp. Original full vellum with gold-stamped lettering and borders on spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Ex-libris of Biblioth. Collegii Carol and ex-libris of Ducis Brunsvicensis et Luneburgensis at rear of front board. Illustrated woodcut vignette on title-page. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. 2 green ribbon markers. In his chief work, Spencer deserted the time-honoured paths traced by commentators, and 'may justly be said to have laid the foundations of the science of comparative religion. In its special subject, in spite of certain defects, it still remains by far the most important book on the religious antiquities of the Hebrews' (Robertson Smith, Religion of the Semites, 1894, Pref. p. vi). The remarkable nature of Spencer's achievement is enhanced when, it is remembered that oriental studies were then in their infancy, and that he was compelled to derive nearly all his data from classical writers of Greece and Rome, from the Christian fathers, the works of Josephus, or from the Bible itself. Spencer professed that his object was 'to clear the Deity from arbitrary and fantastic humour,' but it was inevitable that his orthodoxy should be questioned. 2 small scratches on front board. Minor age-toning on covers. Spine slightly soiled. Contemporary annotation at back of fly leaf. Some sporadic damp-staining on outer margin of pages (never affecting text). Text in Latin with some Hebrew. Binding in overall very good, interior in very good to near fine condition.

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        Prospectus Basilicae Pisanae Baptisterij, Coemeterij ac Turris Campanariae

      Incisione su rame mm. 250x400 alla battuta, margini bianchi piuttosto ampi ( marg. bianco esterno sin. di circa 5mm.). In alto a destra 'Tab 2', in basso a destra 'Dominic. Marianus Franceschinius Sculp. Romae Sup. perm. An. 1705'. Rara veduta animata (Piazza dei miracoli con figure in primo piano) tratta da "Theatrum Basilicae Pisanae", Roma, A. De Rossi, 1705. Un piccolo strappo di circa 1 cm al margine sin. abilmente rastaurato.

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