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         Victoria Hebraeorum adversus Aegyptios, Catholicorum triumphum contra haereticos praesignificans; hoc est commentaria in priora quindecim Exodi capita, cum triplici locupletissimo indice

      Claude Morillon, Lione 1611 - In-folio (340x230 mm.), titolo figurato cc. (12), pp. 623, cc. (27). Bella legatura lionese coeva in tutto marocchino. Al centro dei piatti una losanga formata da una triplice greca, bordure concentriche e fregi in oro agli angoli e al dorso, tagli dorati (minimi difetti). Esemplare genuino e molto fascinoso. Prima edizione. Interessante interpretazione biblica in chiave simbolico-figurale nella quale si spiegano le vincende narrate dall'esodo come prefigurazione simbolica della vittoria contro gli eretici. L'autore, il francescano Giovanni Nodin, morì prima di aver concluso questo suo lavoro, poi portato a compimento da Didier Richard. Di particolare interesse per la storia di Lione anche le armi della casa d'Halincourt, cui l'opera è dedicata, che compaiono nel frontespizio figurato (cfr. in proposito, Y. Lignereux, Lyon et le roi, Lione, 2003, pp. 341-42 e 817). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A display of heraldrie

      1611. First Edition of the Popular and rare history of heraldrie. Well Ilustrated. Hardcover. 284 Pages + Additional file manuscript from A-Z. (Missing files - pages 267 - 273)Dimension: 30 x 20 cmCondition: Satisfactory(see pictures)

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         CORYATS CRUDITIES. Hastily gobled up in five Moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy...Helvetia alia Switzerland, some parts of Germany and the Netherlands...

      London: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], 1611. Quarto in eights (8 1/8 x 6 inches; 206 x 153 mm). [-]2; a8-b8 ([-]1 inserted after a3); b4; c8-g8; h4-l4; B8-D8 (D3 inserted after preceding D); E8-3C8; 3D4; [-]2 (first is signed 3E3 and both are errata). The present copy collates the same as Pforzheimer. Illustrated with engraved title-page by William Hole and five engraved plates. Plates include the woodcut of the badge of the Prince of Wales as well as three folding plates. Also illustrated with two inter-textual engravings and numerous woodcut initials and head-pieces. With two leaves of errata. 19th-century straight-grain red morocco. Boards ruled and stamped in gilt with a central gilt coat-of-arms of Sir Henry Harben. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some occasional light dampstaining and a few instances of old ink maginalia. The clock plate has been reinforced on the back side with two small tape repairs. The clock plate is not cropped which is rare. Engraved title is inserted on a stub. It has been remargined on the outer right margin and cropped close, as usual. Some light rubbing to edges and hinges. Book plates on front endpapers of Henry Devenish Harben, Dogmersfield Library and Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. An exceptional copy. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common...The D.N.B. has repeated the statement that the Chetham copy is the only perfect one know." (Pforzheimer 218) This copy owned by and bound for Sir Henry Harben (1823-1911) who was the driving force behind the Prudential Insurance Company and was knighted in 1897. This copy also with the bookplate of his grandson, Henry Devenish Harben (1874-1967), chairman of Prudential Insurance Company. "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who (as he states in his title) in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove, his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least valuable as it is amusing. It was probably his difficulties with the booksellers which induced Coryate to solicit the extraordinary sheaf of testimonials prefixed to the volume. Possibly he acted upon the notion apparently now current among publishers of social directories that every person listed is a prospective purchaser of the work. At any rate he secured contributions from more than sixty writers at the time. Among his panegyrists appear the names of Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, Davies of Hereford, and others, each contributor vying to mock poor Coryate with solemn ridicule." (Pforzheimer 218) "Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky--there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition--to become a vade-mecum. To solicit 'panegyric verses' Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Cox 98. Keynes 70. Pforzheimer 218.

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         La croce racquistata poema heroico . Libri xxxv.Venezia, appresso Bernardo Giunti, Gio. Battista Ciotti and Compagni , 1611.

      Venezia, appresso Bernardo Giunti, Gio. Battista Ciotti and Compagni 1611 - Cm 23, pp. (8) 305 (1) [manca l'ultima carta bianca]. Bel marchio tip. al frontespizio, numerosi capilettera e 35 graziose testate xil. (1/3 di pagina) che incorniciano l'argomento di ciascun canto. Leg. in perg. rigida antica ottimamente rimontata, titoli in oro su tass. al dorso. Piccole macchiette sparse (più evidenti al frontespizio), trascurabile strappetto restaurato (senza mancanza) all'ultima carta, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Francesco Bracciolini (1566-1645), poeta nativo di Pistoia, fu dapprima al seguito dei principi di Sulmona a Napoli, quindi per sei anni insieme al cardinale Federico Borromeo a Milano e infine segretario di Maffeo Barberini (che divenne papa Urbano VIII) a Roma e in Francia. Il celebre poema verte sul riacquisto, da parte dell'imperatore Eraclio, del legno della Croce caduto in mano ai Persiani. Prima edizione della stesura definitiva in trentacinque canti. Cfr. Piantanida, 2734; Gamba, 1818; Graesse, I, 517; Brunet, I, 1195, Olschki Choix, 18390; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Opera quae extant

      Petrus de La Rouiere, Paris 1611 - In folio, (4ff), 1102 pp, (1f bianco), (14ff, ultimo bianco), rilegatura piena bazzana fulva, grande decorazione dorata arabesca al centro dei piatti, rilegatura del tempo, buon esemplare della prima edizione greco-latina, e seconda edizione del testo greco dopo quella di Basilea (1544), questa edizione fu ristampata nel 1634 ma in maniera incorretta, la traduzione latina è di Gelenius e Rufin d’Aquilée, il carattere greco utilizzato è un S.Agostino 93 forse dai torchi di Granjon 1 volume in folio, (4pp), 1102 pp, (1 blank), (14 pp, last blank), contemporary full tawny "bazzana binding", large gilt arabesque decoration at the center of the covers, good example of the first Greek-Latin edition; second edition of the Greek text after Basel edition (1544), this edition was reprinted in 1634, but incorrectly, the Latin translation is by Gelenius and Rufin d'Aquilée, the Greek printing types used is a S.Agustin 93 perhaps from Granjon’s typography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Regole militari sopra il governo e servitio particolare della Cavalleria.

      Appresso Gioachimo Trognaesio, 1611. Edizione originale in affascinante esemplare completo e totalmente coevo. 16 Tavole a doppia pagina o ripiegate fuori testo, disposte su 15 fogli (tavola 14 e 15 impresse su medesima carta) raffiguranti cavalieri, armi, armature, truppe in battaglia, schieramenti, piani d'attacco e di difesa. Doppio frontespizio, il secondo interamente inciso con scena di duello e titoli al centro della stessa. Di Fr. Lodovico Melzo Cavalier di San Giovanni gerosolimitano de i consigli secreto di Milano e di guerra ne' Paesi Bassi per S.M. Cattolica suo Tenente Generale della Cavalleria. Testatine e capilettere illustrate. Quattro piccole, coeve ed ordinate note manoscritte occultate ed una leggibile "Melzo Regole militari" al primo frontespizio, bruniture più accentuate a qualche carta ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato a pieni margini, in legatura d'epoca. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena, titoli ad inchiostro al dorso, pp. 12, 221, 5, in 4° grande

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         Allgemeine Historische Weltbeschreibung. In vier Bücher abgeteilet. Durch Aegidius Albertinus Auß dem Italianischen in die Hochteutsche Sprach ubersetzt.

      München, Henricius für (Köln), Hierat, 1611 - 10 Bll., 471 S. 1 (statt 5) Kupferstichkarten. Erste vollständige deutsche Ausgabe der "Relationi universali" des Giovanni Botero (die Ausgabe Köln 1596 enthält nur die ersten 2 Teile). - VD17 23:233078R. Sabin 6808. - "The work marks the beginning of demographic studies" (Wikipedia Abruf vom 13.12.2016). - Giovanni Botero (1544 - 1617) wurde von Schumpeter als "the originator of modern population theory" (Schumpeter, Geschichte. Bd. 1. S. 326) und seine "Allgemeine Historische Weltbeschreibung" ist in diesem Zusammenhang sein bedeutendstes Werk. - ". Dagegen stellen Boteros `Relationi universali` in ihrer ganzen Anlage einen großangelegten Vergleich der Staaten der Welt dar. Dieser basiert auf klaren theoretischen Vorannahmen zu den Vor- und Nachteilen von Lage, Klima oder Bodenbeschaffenheit, also den natürlichen Gegebenheiten die jeden Staat einzeln chakaterisieren. Das Referenzsystem dringt immer wieder explizit durch, wenn Botero an einem Einzelfall einen typischen Zusammenhang erläutert. Die `Relationi` sind in mehrere Teile unterteilt, die zwischen 1591 und 1596 in Rom erschienen. Alle gehören zum gleichen Projekt, in Inhalt und Ausrichtung setzte sie sich voneinander ab. Der erste Teil behandelt die geographisch determinierten Länder der Welt, nach ihrer Lage, den Flüssen, Gebirgen, Städten und Landschaften, immer wieder einschließlich der Bevölkerungszahlen. Der zweite enthält häufig die gleichen Informationen noch einmal, diesmal aber nach politischen Einheiten geordnet und immer in direktem Bezug zur Macht des jeweiligen Regenten gesetzt. . Der dritte Teil beschäftigt sich mit Ausbreitung und Verteilung der Religionen der Welt, während der vierte und letzte Teil ausschließlich die Religionen der amerikanischen Indianer und deren Koversion zum Christentum beinhaltet" (Justus Nipperdey, Die Erfindung der Bevölkerungspolitik. Göttingen 2012. S. 65 ff). - Von den 5 Kupferstichkarten (Welt- und Erdteilkarten) ist nur die Karte von Europa vorhanden. - Teils fleckig. Etw. gebräunt bzw. wasserrandig. Titel mit alten und neuen hs. Notizen. Einige Wurmgänge bzw. kl. Randläsuren (ohne Textverlust). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Gülichische Chronik, Darinnen der Uhralten Hochlöblichenn Grafenn Marggrafenn unnd Hertzogen von der Marck, Gülich, Cleve, Bergen etc. Ankunfft, Genealogi, Stamm und Geschlechtsregister [.] in 7. unterschiedlichen Büchern ördentlich beschrieben, und biß in das 1610. Jahr continuirt werden. Mit sampt beygefügter Geographischer LandesChart der Fürstenthümer Gülich etc. Auß aller Hand alten und newen Monumenten, Historien [.] zusammen getragen. [7 Bücher in einem Band]. Zweifarbiger Titel mit Wappenvignette, gestoch. Faltkarte und 2 Ansichten (whdt), 5 Karten und 7 Wappen sowie 2 weiteren kl. Holzschnitten im Text.

      Leipzig, Apel und Schürer 1611. - Kl.-2° (30 x 19,5 cm). [4], 296, [41] Bll. Pergament der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Einband schwach altersfleckig und etwas berieben. Teils - überwiegend schwach - gebräunt, wenige Bll. auch etwas fleckig. Titel mit ergänztem Randausriß. Eine kl. Papier-Fehlstelle (verstärkt, Textverlust eines Bindestriches). Die Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß. VD17 39:123372F. Katalog Stadtbibliothek Köln I.73.334.

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         The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament and the New, Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues & with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by His Maiesties Speciall Comandement, Appointed to Be Read in Churches

      Timeless Treasures, Indianapolis, IN 1611 - Facsimile of the first impression (so-called "he" version) of the 1611 edition of the King James Bible; Limited Edition of 1611 individually numbered copies; embossed & banded, dark brown full leather binding with gilt spine lettering; sturdy brown slipcase; still in original shipping carton. Produced for Timeless Treasures by Hurts Printing Co. From the printer: "It was printed by offset lithography. The custom watermark laid paper was specially made for this commemorative issue by Fox River Paper Mill to closely match the original hand made paper. The genuine leather binding is a faithful replica of an original binding. The coat of arms on the binding is that of King James I." ; Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tesoro de la lengua Castellana, o Española, compuesto por el Licenciado

      Luis Sánchez, impresor del Rey, Madrid 1611 - 4º mayor.8,602,79 folios.Plena piel en pasta española con nervios e hilos dorados en el lomo y tejuelo en rojo.Portada grabada con escudo real y capitulares xilográficas, parece algo reforzada. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De Leere Van de Predestinatie, in corte ende zeer klare vraghen begrepen, ende in 7. Capittelen onderscheyden, Door D. Danielem Tossanum. Overgheset uyt de Latijnsche tale inde Nederlandsche door P.I.Au. (= Pieter Jacobsz. van Suyderwoude). WAARBIJ: Salomons Sweert, Scheydenen De Remonstrantsche vande Rechtsinninghe Leere. Aengaende I. De bewegende oorsake der Verkiesinge. II. De Verwerpinghe. III. De Doodt Christi. IV. De werckinge gods inde bekeeringe. V. De volherdinge der Heylighen. Tot nootwendigh ghebruyck vande Ghemetnte Christi tot Oost-zanen, ende alle Lief-hebbers der Waerheyt, door Bouritium Sibema. WAARBIJ: Proefken vande Schadelijcke verschillen over de Christelijcke salichmakende leere, door de welcke de ghereformeerde Kercke van Rotterdam ende vele andere met groote ergenisse seer ellendichlijck worden beroert: Kortelijck in alle ghetrouwicheydt beschreven ende verclaert, door Cornelium Gheselium. WAARBIJ: Vergaderinghe Ghehouden in de Kercke van Geneven, door den Weerden, Godtzaligen ende Hooch-geleerden D.D. Iohannem Calvinium. In welcke de materie van de eeuwige verkiesinghe Gods kortelijc ende klaerlijc van hem is voorgestelt, ende met ghemeyn accoort syner medebroederen ende dienaren goet ghekent ende bevesticht: wederleggende de dolinghe van eenen wtsroyer der valscher leere, die onbeschaemdelijc syn fenijn hadde wtghespoghen. Int Frans, Anno 1562 wtghegheven, ende door Conradum Mirkinium onlancx overghezet. WAARBIJ: Oprecht ende Claer Bericht Waer in Cortelijck teghens een ander ghestelt is I. Wat die Predicanten van Campen hier ondergeschreven van die hedendaechsche verschillen, Overt' stuck van die Praedestinatie met den ancleve van dien, voor die oude Suyvere Waerheijt nae Godes woort, gevoelen. II. Wat die selvige oock daer tegens, Als Onwaerheijden ende niuwicheijden, (uijt verscheijdene Schriften van sommighe ten huidendage Suijver-genoemde Leeraers getrouwelijck uijtgetrocken) van geheeler herten verwerpen. Ter noot in Druck verveerdiget tot onderrichtinge der eenvoudigen, tegens alle sulcke Lasteringen, Waermede Sij dies angaende van Niuwicheijden ende gemaeckte veranderingen in die Leere, Valschelijck VVorden bevvorpen.

      Amsterdam, Barent Adriaensz. /Amsterdam, voor Marten Jansz. Brandt/Amsterdam, Cornelis Fransz., voor Jacobus Roelandus/Rotterdam, Felix van Sambix/Campen, Willem Berendtsz. 1611/1631/1613/1612/1617. 5 werken in 1 band, (88), (8) 112 p., (1) 81 folia., (6) 50, (20) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (Boekblok plaatselijk gebruind, enkele vochtvlekken door het werk. Convoluut met 5 zeldzame, vroeg 17e-eeuwse werken van verschillende schrijvers, voornamelijk handelende over de leer van de predestinatie. Het eerste werk bevat een beschrijving van de leer van de predestinatie in de vorm van vragen en antwoorden, door de Franse gereformeerde predikant en proffessor te Heidelberg Daniel Toussain, of Tossanus, 1541-1602. Het tweede werk weerlegt de vijf artikelen van de remonstranten en werd bij de afsluiting van de Dordtse Synode uitgegeven als overzicht van de contraremonstrantse leer, deze vijfde druk is herzien door de Friese gereformeerde predikant Bouritius Sibema, ca. 1693-1636. Het derde werk is een zeldzaam werk van de contra-remonstrantse predikant Cornelius Geselius, of De Ghesel, ca.1580-1614. Geselius was fel calvinistisch en werd vanwege zijn leer in 1604 uit zijn ambt gezet, in dit werk verdedigt hij deze leer tegen die van de remonstranten -hierbij komt ook weer de predestinatie aan bod-. Begin 1614, even na het verschijnen van dit werk, overleed hij op jonge leeftijd. 'Geknakt en gebroken door wat zijn tegenstanders hem aandeden' zoals Geesink vermeld. Het vierde werk bevat het stadpunt omtrent de predestinatie van de bekende reformator Jean Calvin, of Johannes Calvijn, 1509-1564. Het vijfde werk is opgesteld door vier remonstrantse predikanten afkomstig uit Kampen, resp. Thomas Gosuinus, Johannes Schotlerus, Everardus Voscuilius en Assuerus Matthisius, welke de remonstrantse leer van de predestinatie verdedigen tegenover de 'Nieuwe Valscheijt'. Een interessante verzameling van verschillende standpunten omtrent de predestinatie.) Bie, J.P. de/Loosjes, J. (1931). Biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland deel 3, p. 314 / Geesink, W. (1887). Calvinisten in Holland, p. 145-185 / Heijting, W. (1997). Protestantse bestsellers in de Republiek rond het midden van de zeventiende eeuw, in De zeventiende eeuw jaargang 13, p. 285 / Molhuysen, P.C. & Blok, P.J. (1911). Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek Deel 8, 598-599.

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         Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn ernewerte Reformation. Wie die in Anno 1578 außgangen und publicirt / Jetzt abermals von newem ersehen / an vielen underschiedtlichen Orten geendert / verbessert und vermehrt.

      gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, Franckfurt am Mayn 1611 - Franckfurt am Mayn, gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, 1611. 4to. Tb. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck mit breiter Kupferstich-Titelbordüre, 3 nn. Bll., ganzseitiger Holzschnitt von J. Amman (Iusticia), 15 nn. Bll., 291 num. Bll. Schöner zeitgenössischer Schweinsledereinband auf 6 Bünden geheftet, schöner Rotschnitt. Sehr guter, sauberer Zustand! Erste umfassende deutsche Stadtrechtsreformation im Geist des Jus Romanum! - Zweite und letzte Ausgabe der von Johann Fichard (Frankfurter Jurist, 1512-1581) bearbeiteten "Reformation" des Frankfurter Stadtrechts von 1578. "Die Neubearbeitung der Reformation darf durchaus als sein persönliches Werk betrachtet werden. (Sie) umfasst Prozessrecht, Privatrecht und Strafrecht. Sie war 'die umfassendste von allen städtischen Reformationen' (Stobbe) und zugleich die bedeutendste legislatorische Arbeit des 16. Jahrhunderts. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien. Es ist die erste umfassende legislatorische Arbeit mit stark römisch-rechtlichem Einfluss, ein Vorbild für viele nachfolgende Gesetzeswerke. Die Reformation des Frankfurter Stadtrechts ist eine originäre gesetzgeberische Leistung von Fichard, einem Schüler von Ulrich Zasius und Bonifacius Amerbach. Es ist keine Kompilation aus anderen Gesetzeswerken, sondern der Versuch einer Kodifikation aus einem Guss. Im Auftrag der Stadt Frankfurt am Main erstellt, sucht die Reformation in seinen Grundlagen das römische Recht umzusetzen und zieht heimische Quellen nur noch sporadisch heran. Mit dieser Reformation ist dem römischen Recht der grosse Durchbruch auf gesetzgeberischer Ebene in Deutschland gelungen. Der ganze süddeutsche Raum konnte sich dem Einfluss dieser Reformation nicht mehr entziehen. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Rechtsaufzeichnungen dieser Zeit verdient diese Reformation Kodifikation genannt zu werden. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien" (Conrad). - Vgl. Stobbe II, 320, 22; Conrad II, 352 (Fichard) u. 369-70; Kat. Bibl. Kammergericht Berlin, 1895. Sprache: d [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         [Opera] Fastorum lib. VI, Tristium lib. V, De Ponto lib. IV, In Ibim. ad Liviam. [Leiden], ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1611 [Gebonden met:] Metamorphoseon libri XV. [Leiden], ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1612.

      "Contemporary parchment binding. Title shield on spine is partly missing. 115 x 65 mm, 12º: A-X#8, 335 [1] pp.; 2A-2S#8, 286 [2] pp.; 2A-2F#8, 2P#8 (-2P1,2,3) 2Q#8, pp. 1-96 and 231-256. Three title pages with printer's mark of Plantijn. In the third part, the pages 97 to 230 are missing. ".Collected works of Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC – 17 AC), one of the best Latin poets from the Golden Age of August. The binder has left out the quires 2G to 2O from the third part – no doubt on instructions of the owner of the book – and thus has left out all erotic poetry that Ovid wrote: 'Amores,' Ars amatoria' and ‘Remedia amoris.' This last poem has maintained its last page in this edition, because on the reverse side of this poem begins the poem ‘Medicamina faciei femineae.' However, the text of ‘Remedia amores' that has been printed, is carefully made unreadable with pen.

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         1611 King James Bible; First Edition, Second Issue

      1611 - THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. LONDON: ROBERT BARKER, 1613–11. The Great “She” Bible, the “Authorized Version” or King James Bible, is one of the greatest monuments of English literature. This edition is known as the “She” Bible for the reading “She went into the citie” in Ruth 3:15. Fry properly styles this as the “first edition, second issue." The general title is usually dated 1613, though the NT title bears the date 1611. The greater part of the book was printed in 1611, but many copies were not released until 1613. Smith suggests [the delay resulted from] an accident in the printing-office which destroyed a large number of sheets” (Herbert). One of the masterpieces of the English language, the King James Bible is surely the greatest literary work ever created by committee. In the preface, Miles Smith, one of the dozens of translators, commented on the importance of the work: “Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the cover of the well, that we may come by the water.” “For every Englishman who had read Sidney or Spenser, or had seen Shakespeare acted at the Globe, there were hundreds who had read or heard the Bible with close attention as the words of God. The effect of the continual domestic study of the book upon the national character, imagination and intelligence for nearly three centuries to come, was greater than that of any literary movement in our annals, or any religious movement since the coming of St. Augustine” (G. M. Trevelyan). Complete copies of this Bible in early bindings are among the most sought-after books in the English language. Printing and the Mind of Man 114. Herbert 319. Folio (App. 16 x 10.75 in). Black letter, text in double columns, 59 lines to the full column, printed within ruled border with enclosed inner and outer margins for side-notes, roman type for chapter summaries, roman and italic for side-notes, General title (face) and New Testament title within woodcut border, almanac and calendar in red and black, woodcut historiated and decorated initials, headbands and tailpieces, engraved More-Speed 1611 map Canaan and other select leaves in fine facsimile. Contemporary calf over oak boards, brass fittings, rebacked, leather worn, binding expertly restored. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La monarchie aristodemocratique, ou le gouvernement compose et mesle des trois formes de legitimes Republiques.

      Paris: Jean Berjon & Jean Le Bouc,, 1611. Aux estats generaux des Provinces Confederees des Pays-bas. Quarto (225 x 153 mm). Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in black on brown ground. With the privilege leaf at the rear. Woodcut device on title page. Spine ends and corners bumped, a few small spots to boards, some minor splits and chips to lower corners of contents, light dampstain to lower edge from sig. Ll3 onwards, rear endpapers toned and marked, otherwise an excellent and clean copy. Rare first edition of the Hugenot historian and political theorist's controversial treatise, considered "political dynamite" at the time (Deutsches Historisches Institut, p. 8). In it Turquet de Mayerne proposed an ideal form of government based on a balance between the monarchy, the Estates General, and the legislative branch. Within days of its publication it had been seized and banned, and Turquet de Mayerne was arrested and imprisoned for several months before being freed on the orders of Marie de Médicis. The privilege appended to the text was obtained from the Chancellor at the time, Brulart de Sillery. La monarchie aristodemocratique "set the essential sociopolitical agenda for the entire ancien régime" (Stone, p. 64). An influential work of political science, this work contains the first noted occurrence in any modern language of the phrase "political economy" ("œconomie politique", p. 558, as first observed by James E. King in 1948). The phrase was successively employed by Antoyne de Montchrétien in his Traicté de l'œconomie politique (1615), and became common currency in the discourse of economists and administrators who, in the 17th and 18th centuries, endeavoured to extend the Aristotelian oikonomia (the successful running of a private estate) to the realm of statecraft, for the governance of a modern nation state.

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         Portrait of Ferdinand Alvarez of Toledo, duke of Alva

      Portrait of Ferdinand Alvarez of Toledo, duke of Alva, standing holding a stick in his hand. The other hand rests on a pedestal with a helmet at the top. The pedestal is decorated with the coat of arms of the portrayed. In the background a fortified city facing the sea. Numbered on the top right corner: fol: 128. Lettered below: 'FERDINANDUS ALVARES... CAPIT. GENER'. The print appeared in the following editions: E. van Meteren. Niederländische Historien oder Geschichten aller deren Handel. [Arnhem: Jan Jansz.], 1611; E. van Meteren. Eigentlich vnd volkomene historische beschreibung des Niderlendischen Kriegs. Arnhem: Jan Jansz, 1614; E. van Meteren. Historien der Nederlanden, en haar naburen oorlogen tot het iaar 1612. Amsterdam: J.J. Schipper, 1663. Engraving and etching on paper, with some margins; plate mark: 188 x 145, total: 222 x 158 mm; only state, slightly cooked paper; Hollstein 53

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         Shisho wakan gounzu or Shisho wakan koto hennen gounzu [A Chronology of Japanese and Chinese History]

      - First edition and very rare; this book is based on the Jusen wakan koto hennen gounzu (ca. 1611) by Nichisei (or Nichisho or Enchi, 1554-1614), a priest at the Yohoji Temple in Kyoto, where they printed "a series of important books?between 1600 and 1614" (Chibbett) with movable types. Nichisei supervised the temple's printing program and also wrote and edited most of the works himself. Chronology was used in this work to legitimize the ruling families and dynasties and to provide a historical context and memory. Yoshida (1598-1672), a member of a prominent family of physicians and engineers, is most famous for his Jinko-ki (1st ed.: 1627 and many later eds.), "the first great work on arithmetic to appear in Japan."-Smith, History of Mathematics, Vol. I, p. 437. It explains operations on the soroban (abacus), including square and cube root. It has some interesting applications and gives 3.16 for the value of pi. In one of his later editions Yoshida appended a number of advanced problems to be solved by competitors. This procedure of issuing problems started among the Japanese and was kept up until 1813 and helped to stimulate mathematical activity. Yoshida's mathematical skills and knowledge of Chinese made him uniquely prepared to compile the present chronological work. The first volume begins with a genealogical table of the emperors of Japan, beginning with Jimmu in the 7th century B.C. through the 110th (misnumbered 111), Go-Komyo (reigned 1643-54). It bears the stamp of Yoshida. This is followed by three leaves describing the gods from which Jimmu descended. Following this are biographical sketches of each Japanese emperor up through Gomizunoo. Then there are tables listing the gods and emperors of both Japan (on top of the page) and China (on the lower half). The final section of Vol. I and the second and third volumes provide a detailed account of the events from the beginnings of both Japanese and Chinese history up to 1645 in parallel texts. Very nice set from the library of Donald and Mary Hyde (their sale, Christie's NYC, 7 October 1988, lot 94). Preserved in a box. ? Cajori, A History of Mathematics, pp. 78-79. Chibbett, The History of Japanese Printing and Book Illustration, p. 72. Smith & Mikami, A History of Japanese Mathematics, pp. 59-62. Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, pp. 263-64. Woodblock printed. 67; 46; 46 folding leaves. Three vols. Large 8vo (283 x 192 mm.), orig. blue brocade design paper wrappers (slight worming carefully restored), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover of Vol. I (label partly missing), new stitching. [Japan]: ca. 1645 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Hooghberoemde joodsche historien ende boecken, noch Egesippus vande ellendighe verstoringe der stadt Jerusalem. Amsterdam, Dirck Pieterszoon [Pers], 1611.

      4+676 (eenzijdig genummerd) +(26)+154+(6) pag. Folio gebonden in half leren band uit de tijd. Geillustreerd met een gegraveerd frontispice door Hessel G[errits] en met 103 fraaie houtsneden door Christoffel van Sichem II. Eerste geillustreerde Nederlandse editie (tegelijk verschenen bij Dirck Pieterszoon, W.J. Stam, H. Laurenszoon en J.E. Cloppenburch) in de vertaling van E. Bommelius titelpagina gerepareerd, verder goed exemplaar.

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         Rerum Amorfortiarum scriptores duo inediti. Leiden, F. Haaringh, 1693, ed. A. Matthaeus.

      4°, (56)+412+(4) pag. Geheel perkament. Drempelverzen van Vondel (De Nachtegael van Amisfort) en J. Bremer (Het Amisfoortse tempe). Tekst in Latijn en Nederlands. Soms bevat het boek een uitslaand gezicht op Amersfoort door Doesburgh doch volgens Nijhoff/van Hattum 266 is het boek niet incompleet zonder de prent.contemp. vellum, [56]-412-[4] pp (occasional minor foxing). very good copy. Early history of the town of Amersfoort by Th. Verhoeven (1611-1693), rector of the Latin school at Tiel, and by the Utrecht/Leiden professor Antonius Matthaeus (1653-1710). With Laudatory poems by vondel and J. Bremer. As always without the folding plate and the additonal quire of poems (Nijhoff/Van Hattum, note). Eng. ill. on titlepage, title printed in red and black. 2 ms. ff. with genealogical notes loosely inserted. Ref. Nijhoff/Van Hattum 266. Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem, Repert. geschiedschr. 108a/328d/489a. Bl. London 91). BN Paris (I), Matagne (naumur) V-151.

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         Overo Descrittione D'imagini Delle Virtu', Vitij, Affetti, Passioni Humane, Corpi Celesti, Mondo E Sue Parti. [ Emblem Book]

      Padua Tozzi, Padua 1611 - bw; (32) 552 pages; Large 8vo 8 3/4 x 6". Full soft contemporary vellum. (32) 552. With pink ribbons [19th-20th c]. Interesting sewn repair to original skin on the vellum back . Many woodcut illustrations. In Italian. The Iconologia was a highly influential emblem book based on Egyptian, Greek and Roman emblematical representations. The book was used by orators, artists, poets and "modern Italians" to give substance to qualities such as virtues, vices, passions, arts and sciences. The concepts were arranged in alphabetical order, after the fashion of the Renaissance. For each there was a verbal description of the allegorical figure proposed by Ripa to embody the concept, giving the type and color of its clothing and its varied symbolic paraphernalias, along with the reasons why these were chosen. 200 emblems. ; 0

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         Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn ernewerte Reformation. Wie die in Anno 1578 außgangen und publicirt / Jetzt abermals von newem ersehen / an vielen underschiedtlichen Orten geendert / verbessert und vermehrt.

      Franckfurt am Mayn, gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, 1611. 4to. Tb. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck mit breiter Kupferstich-Titelbordüre, 3 nn. Bll., ganzseitiger Holzschnitt von J. Amman (Iusticia), 15 nn. Bll., 291 num. Bll. Schöner zeitgenössischer Schweinsledereinband auf 6 Bünden geheftet, schöner Rotschnitt. Sehr guter, sauberer Zustand! Erste umfassende deutsche Stadtrechtsreformation im Geist des Jus Romanum! - Zweite und letzte Ausgabe der von Johann Fichard (Frankfurter Jurist, 1512-1581) bearbeiteten \"Reformation\" des Frankfurter Stadtrechts von 1578. \"Die Neubearbeitung der Reformation darf durchaus als sein persönliches Werk betrachtet werden. (Sie) umfasst Prozessrecht, Privatrecht und Strafrecht. Sie war `die umfassendste von allen städtischen Reformationen` (Stobbe) und zugleich die bedeutendste legislatorische Arbeit des 16. Jahrhunderts. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien. Es ist die erste umfassende legislatorische Arbeit mit stark römisch-rechtlichem Einfluss, ein Vorbild für viele nachfolgende Gesetzeswerke. Die Reformation des Frankfurter Stadtrechts ist eine originäre gesetzgeberische Leistung von Fichard, einem Schüler von Ulrich Zasius und Bonifacius Amerbach. Es ist keine Kompilation aus anderen Gesetzeswerken, sondern der Versuch einer Kodifikation aus einem Guss. Im Auftrag der Stadt Frankfurt am Main erstellt, sucht die Reformation in seinen Grundlagen das römische Recht umzusetzen und zieht heimische Quellen nur noch sporadisch heran. Mit dieser Reformation ist dem römischen Recht der grosse Durchbruch auf gesetzgeberischer Ebene in Deutschland gelungen. Der ganze süddeutsche Raum konnte sich dem Einfluss dieser Reformation nicht mehr entziehen. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Rechtsaufzeichnungen dieser Zeit verdient diese Reformation Kodifikation genannt zu werden. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien\" (Conrad). - Vgl. Stobbe II, 320, 22; Conrad II, 352 (Fichard) u. 369-70; Kat. Bibl. Kammergericht Berlin, 1895. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Regole militari del Cavalier Melzo sopra il governo e servitio della cavalleria

      Antwerp: Gioachino Trognaesio, 1611. Hardcover. Good. Leather spine over contemporary vellum. Folio, 32 cm. Yapp edges. [8], [4], 221, [3] pages. Engraved title and 15 double page and engraved folding plates. Some staining. Scattered spotting. See our pictures.
"Das vorliegende Werk ist eines der bedeutendsten uber Reiterei im 17. Jahrhundert ... Die vortrefflich radirten Abbildungen fuhren Typen der Reitergattungen, der Dragoner, Lanzenreiter, Curassiere mit den Einzelheiten ihrer Bewaffnung, die Truppen auf dem Marsch, beim Fouragieren, im Feldkampf und Belagerungskriege vor." (Lipperheide)
" L'ouvrage de Melzo est tres interessant ... Melzo est, avec Basta, Wallhausen et le P. Hugon ... parmi les premiers auteurs qui donnerent des regles pour l'instruction, la tactique et l'emploi de la cavallerie." - Mennessier de La Lance, II, 181-182.
References abound: Lipperheide 2066 (Qb28); Cockle 732; Piantanida II, 1441; Jahns II, 1049; Mennessier de la Lance II, 181; Huth 21; Graesse IV, 474; HAYM IV, 168; Hiler 581.


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         The Nobel Art of Venerie or hunting. Wherein is handled and set out the vertues, nature, and properties of fifteene sundry chaces, together with the order and manner how to hunt and kill every one of them. Translated & collected for the pleasure of all noblemen and gentlemen, out of the best approoved authors, which have written any thing concerning the same: and reduced into such order and proper termes as are used here in the Noble Realme of Great Britain

      Second edition. The woodblock printed here on I3r has been altered to substitute the effigy of James I for that of Elizabeth I, which appeared in the edition of 1575. One of the most important treatises on hunting, sometimes considered a translation of Du Fouilloux's La Venerie. Turberville (c.1540 - 1597) was an English poet and writer, nephew to James Turberville, Bishop of Exeter; he studied law in London, and after gaining some fame, accompanied Thomas Randolph to his mission to the Court of Ivan the Terrible in Moscow, in 1568 (his relation now mostly lost). The first edition of this book was published in 1575, along with the Book of Falconry, with which it is often found. The illustration comprises 47 woodcuts, including 9 repeats in text, including a large woodcut on title, showing hunters with hounds. Provenance: John M. Schiff (Sotheby's New York, 11 December 1990, lot 340; Schiff bookplate removed and bookplate inserted). STC 24329. McGill/Wood 604. Schwerdt 2:272.

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         1612 First Edition Quarto New Testament - KJV - Bible

      - The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Newly translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesties special commandment. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent majesty. A close reprint of the text of the folio of 1611, though obvious mistakes like Mark vii. 4 marge. are corrected. Taking the passages quoted by Scrivener on p. 206 and p. 213 of his book The Authorized Edition, we find that in ever case except one (Luke x. 36) this New Testament agrees with the 1611 edition against that of 1613,11. 11 expertly produced facsimile pages Darlow and Moule #245 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte 1782. 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece showing Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii), and a folding engraved chart illustrating the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery . Later vellum-backed marbled boards.

      Beddie 1611; Forbes 45; Kroepelien 1080; this edition not in Hill; cf. Williams, The Death of Captain Cook, pp. 17-22. First French edition in its second, corrected state, of this unofficial account of Cook's third and final voyage of discovery, with a colophon on page 508, lacking in the first state. John Rickman served as Second Lieutenant on the Discovery and published his account in 1781, which remained the only book-length report available to the public for more than a year. Despite its defects, the account is of great importance, since, as Glyn Williams has pointed out, "Rickman's Cook was a more violent Cook than the generally humane and restrained commander of the earlier Voyages." Fine untrimmed copy.

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         Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis Societatis Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praevius, sive De rebus Salomonis regis libri octo

      Venedig, apud Bernardo Iunram, Io. Baptistam Ciottum 1611.. gr.-4°. (32 x 23, 5 x 4, 7 cm.); 40 Bll., 579 S. Mit Titelvign. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher u. tiefer Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. Vors. u. wenige Bll. stockfl. Gelöschter Stempel am Tit. Venezianischer, zweispaltiger Druck mit zahlr. Initialen. - Juan de Pineda (1558 -1637), spanischer Jesuit, der in Cordoba, Sevilla und Madrid Philosophie u. scholast. Theologie lehrte. 1628 wurde er zum Generalinquisitor aller spanischen Bibliotheken ernannt. Pineda arbeitete auch an den Ausgaben des spanischen Index von 1612 und 1632. (vgl. Lex.Th.u.K.. VIII, 282)

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         REGOLE MILITARI SOPRA IL GOVERNO E SERVITIO PARTICOLARE DELLA CAVALLERIA

      Anversa, Appresso Gioachimo Trognaesio, 1611. In-4 p. (mm. 281x186), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, 6 cc.nn., 221,(3) pp.num., incluso il bel frontespizio figur. inc. in rame che rappresenta un duello cavalleresco; l'opera, dedicata all'Arciduca Alberto d'Austria, è ornata da 6 pregevoli testate e 6 grandi iniz. a vignetta con scene di battaglia finemente inc. in rame e da numer. grandi iniz. inc. su legno. Illustrano questa importante opera 16 tavv. inc. in rame, piu' volte ripieg. e f.t. (1 tav. è stata colorata a mano). Indubbiamente affascinante e' la parte iconografica che presenta, con dovizia di particolari, le varie regole dell’arte militare descritte da Fra Lodovico Melzo (Cavaliere di Malta, luogotenente generale della cavalleria leggera, del Consiglio segreto di Milano). Vi sono raffigurati cavalieri con armi e armature, truppe in battaglia, schieramenti, piani d'attacco e di difesa. Stimata opera che venne tradotta in varie lingue. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Argelati,II, p. 921 - Graesse,IV,474 - Haym,IV,168 - Cat. Piantanida,I,1441 - Thimm "A complete bibl. of fencing and duelling", p. 188 che cita solo l'ediz. di Milano, 1619, in spagnolo. Leggerm. corto del marg. sup.; occhietto (posto dopo il frontesp.) restaur. per strappo e piccola manc. (non di testo); 2 tavv. ben restaur. per strappo, 2 cc. rinforzate per piccole manc. margin., altrimenti bello e fresco esemplare.

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         Amstelredam.[Antwerp], Pieter Bast, 1599. Large engraved panorama on 2 sheets (ca. 27 x 76 cm as assembled). Framed.

      Hollstein I, p. 168, 8; Keyes, Pieter Bast 8 and p. 19. Rare first state of a 16th-century view of Amsterdam as seen from the inlet known as the IJ made by Pieter Bast, a Dutch engraver from Antwerp best known for his city map of Amsterdam and this view. "In its amplitude and the sheer audacity of the presentation, this engraving is indisputably one of Bast's most significant creations. It is as much a portrait of the harbour of Amsterdam as of the city itself and underscores the unique importance of maritime trade as the principle source of the city's wealth and power". With its distinctive orientation he not only initiated the series of representations of Amsterdam as seen from the IJ, but also "established the standard for an entire genre of Dutch maritime painting" (Keyes). In 1611 a second state (edition) was published by Claesz Jansz. Visscher, who drastically altered the composition. In very good condition.

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         Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte 1782. 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece showing Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii), and a folding engraved chart illustrating the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery. Later vellum-backed marbled boards.

      - Beddie 1611; Forbes 45; Kroepelien 1080; this edition not in Hill; cf. Williams, The Death of Captain Cook, pp. 17-22. First French edition in its second, corrected state, of this unofficial account of Cook's third and final voyage of discovery, with a colophon on page 508, lacking in the first state. John Rickman served as Second Lieutenant on the Discovery and published his account in 1781, which remained the only book-length report available to the public for more than a year. Despite its defects, the account is of great importance, since, as Glyn Williams has pointed out, "Rickman's Cook was a more violent Cook than the generally humane and restrained commander of the earlier Voyages." Fine untrimmed copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Helvetia aliàs Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands; newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcombe in the county of Somerset, & now dispersed to the nourishment of the travelling members of this kingdome

      printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], London 1611 - First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [ pi1] a-b? b? c-g? h-l? B-C? D?(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C? 3D? [3E] (signed Eee3) [3F] . Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. Coryate (1577?-1617), son of the rector at Odcombe, Somerset, was educated at Oxford but left without taking a degree and found a position in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, as something of an unofficial court jester. In 1608 he undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour which became a matter of ritual for the well-to-do British in generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). Coryate's narrative is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by London literati, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, and many others. These were solicited by Corayte probably as a way of demonstrating to potential booksellers that there would be ample interest in the work. The panegyrics, however, mock as much as (or more than) they pay tribute, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer)"In May 1608 Coryate sailed from Dover to Calais and made his way to Paris, which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of 'umbrella' in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home."Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six week [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         En kaart oc nyttig forklaring offuer S. Johannis obenbaring aff lærde mænds bøger sammenschreffuen.

      Prentet i Kiøbenhaffn, 1611. (10)+ 210 bl. pp. Med smuk t titelblad med ornamenteret rammetryk. Med tilskrift af samtidih håne på sidste friblad. Exlibris, Björn Kornerup. Komplet, fejl i paginering, fint eksemplar stort set uden pletter. Indbundet i et 1800 tals pænt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning og guldtryk. Første udgave. 17030802

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         Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Helvetia aliàs Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands; newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcombe in the county of Somerset, & now dispersed to the nourishment of the travelling members of this kingdome

      London: printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], 1611. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [²pi1] a-b⁸ ²b⁴ c-g⁸ h-l⁴ B-C⁸ D⁸(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C⁸ 3D⁴ [3E]¹ (signed Eee3) [3F]¹. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke...". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). Nineteenth century full crimson morocco gilt by W. Pratt, a.e.g. Expert marginal restoration to titles and several leaves at front, some repairs to text in panegyrics resulting in browning to a small number of words and loss to a few others, a handful of neatly repaired tears throughout including to folding plates, three columns discretely colored on plate of Amphitheater of Verona, plate of Clock of Strasbourg trimmed at top and bottom borders as usual, some scattered light foxing; still a clean copy in an attractive binding. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [²pi1] a-b⁸ ²b⁴ c-g⁸ h-l⁴ B-C⁸ D⁸(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C⁸ 3D⁴ [3E]¹ (signed Eee3) [3F]¹. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke...". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. Coryate (1577?-1617), son of the rector at Odcombe, Somerset, was educated at Oxford but left without taking a degree and found a position in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, as something of an unofficial court jester. In 1608 he undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour which became a matter of ritual for the well-to-do British in generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). Coryate's narrative is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by London literati, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, and many others. These were solicited by Corayte probably as a way of demonstrating to potential booksellers that there would be ample interest in the work. The panegyrics, however, mock as much as (or more than) they pay tribute, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer) "In May 1608 Coryate sailed from Dover to Calais and made his way to Paris, which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of 'umbrella' in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home. "Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six weeks of intensive quest and recording of information, he left Venice on 7 August by boat to Padua, then walked to Vicenza, Verona, and Bergamo. "Coryate arrived in Zürich by boat and reached Basel on foot at the end of August. While in Switzerland he heard the story of William Tell. Coryate's admirable rendering appears to be the earliest in English. Arriving in Strasbourg by boat he then got lost, alone and on foot, in the Black Forest, but the sole threat of armed violence experienced in Europe was from a German peasant, who resented Coryate picking grapes from a vineyard. He was hospitably received in Heidelberg and walked to Mainz. After a detour to visit Frankfurt's fair he sailed down the Rhine, with a brief stop at Cologne, and continued by water down what was the temporary truce line between the armies of Spain and the United Provinces. After calling on the English merchants established at Middelburg he was entertained by the English garrison at Flushing. Thence he embarked on 1 October and landed in London on 3 October 1608. With the rector's permission Coryate hung his shoes in Odcombe church" (ODNB). Pforzheimer 218; STC 5208

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         Castilla avrifera cvm vicinis provinciis

      1611 - Map. Copper-plate engraving. Image measures 9 x 11.5". Sheet measures 11.25 x 14.5" This rare map of Colombia shows the northern segment of the country, covering the coastline as it extends from the Caribbean Sea south the Andes Mountains. Panama, also included, runs into the title cartouche, which symbolically demarcates the depicted South American regions from unseen Central America. The map primarily renders forts as they have sprouted up along the main rivers. It is a later version of a map first published in Wytfliet's 1597 atlas, which contains some of the first printed maps of the New World as well as a history of the voyages of Columbus, Pizarro, Verrazano and other explorers. The map is in very good condition with wide margins. Some wormholes in margin not affecting the image. Cornelius Wytfliet (c. 1550--1597) was a Belgian cartographer who dedicated his work to Spain. He used the writings of both historians and contemporary geographers to render the geography natural history, and European discovery of the Americas. This map is a fine example of his work.

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         Memorial: Cinquenta meses ha que estoy. [Incipit:] Señor. El Capitan Pedro Fernandez de Quirós. Cincuenta meses ha que estoy en esta Corte, suplicando a V[uestra] M[agestad] se sirva mandar, me vaya a poblar las tierras que V[uestra] M[agestad] me mandò descubrir... // ... [Explicit:] Esta es mi justicia, esta pido a V[uestra] M[agestad] cincuenta meses ha.

      Madrid: 7 December, 1611. Folio, 303 x 203 mm., four leaves, foliated [1]-3 (six pages of printed text, the final leaf blank); woodcut initial "E" on the first leaf. Quirós' Memorial of 1611 One of the greatest voyage rarities: an original Quirós presentation memorial. As Carlos Sanz has written, "Apart from Columbus' Letter announcing his arrival in the Indies (America) [there is] no printed document that has counted for so much in the history of discovery and navigation... "The era of the great geographical discoveries, opened with Columbus' first transatlantic voyage, closed with those announced in the Quirós Memorial. Two great oceans (the Atlantic and the Pacific), an immense continent (America), the Philippine Islands and finally Australia are the achievements to be put to the account of this great maritime adventure, the greatest known to the centuries...".The Quirós Presentation Memorials represent the earliest printed record of discovery and plans for settlement of a Southern Continent, the discoveries that Quirós named "Austrialia del Espíritu Santo". He prepared a series of proposals, presenting them to King Philip III of Spain and his councils as Memorials between 1607 and 1614. Some of the memorials were only prepared in manuscript; just 14 were printed for presentation, at Quirós' own expense. These fourteen Presentation Memorials form a progression of statements describing the discoveries made by Quirós and Mendaña of a Southern Continent, and petition the King to support an expedition of further discovery and colonisation there, to settle the lands for Spain and Christianity. Each Memorial further argues Quirós' case: they do not, as is often misunderstood, simply repeat the same argument. This misconception may have been caused by the fact that the text of just one of the Memorials is seen almost exclusively in all the very many subsequent publications and dissemination, that of the so-called "Eighth Memorial", the single Memorial whose text leaked outside Spanish court circles in 1612 and was quickly and widely disseminated. Its influence was immense: as Alexander Dalrymple observed of Quirós in 1770, 'The discovery of the Southern Continent, whenever, and by whomsoever it may be completely effected, is in justice due to this immortal name'.This is the eleventh in the series of 14 such Presentation Memorials now identified. In it Quirós stresses that he has now spent fifty months petitioning at court. He summarises the arguments for colonising the southern land and asks for a speedy decision as the annual fleet will sail shortly. Four other copies are known: the two located by Kelly (Archive of the Indies and Dixson Library Sydney), and two copies known to be privately owned. This example is particularly interesting for containing a four-line note in ink on the blank final leaf specifically addressing this copy: Memorial del capitan quiros dado al Consejo (??) de estacaman (??) dado feste [final four words indecipherable].The pre-eminent collection of Quirós Presentation Memorials is in the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries within the State Library of New South Wales where altogether 13 of the 14 known Memorials are held. When David Scott Mitchell acquired, a century ago, the entire collection of Alfred Lee (over 10,000 books, paintings, pamphlets, prints and drawings) he did so despite a duplication rate estimated at over 90%, acknowledging that the purchase was made solely in order to acquire Banks' Endeavour Journal and two Quirós Presentation Memorials. His fellow collector Sir William Dixson shared the same passion, acquiring over his lifetime eight of the Presentation Memorials, paying - according to Dunn - between £650 and £1000 for each of them: these were among the highest prices for any voyage material in the inter- and immediately post-war period, and demonstrate the extent to which the Memorials have always been valued. The other potent indicator of rarity is that the National Library of Australia holds just a single Quirós Presentation Memorial, and that acquired in recent times. Although they have only been collecting as a separate institution since 1960, the national collection does include much of the original Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, as well as Ferguson's famous collection of Australiana. Housed in solander box.

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         Anatomicarum annotationum liber primus (et secundus). [segue, di D.C.Courcelles:] Icones muscolorum plantae pedis eorumque descriptio.

      nella stamperia di Bartolomeo Zannetti, Roma 1611 - [prima opera:] Mutinae, Typis Heredum Bartholomaei Soliani, Impressor Ducalium, 1799 (liber primus); Ticini Regii, Typis R. & I. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1785 (liber secundus). [seconda opera:] Lugduni Batavorum, apud Conradum Wishoff et Georg.Jac, Wishoff, 1739. 2 opere in 1 volume in-4 (255x195 mm.). La prima opera, di A. Scarpa, è partita in 2 tomi rispettivamente di pp. 112, con 2 tavole incise fuori testo, e pp. VIII, 104, con 4 tavole incise fuori testo. La seconda opera, di D.C. Courcelles, consta di pp. (2), 68, con 7 tavole incise fuori testo. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con angoli, dorso a 5 nervi con scomparti dorati, titolo su tassello amaranto inciso in oro. Bell'esemplare, con lievi fiuriture. Edizione originale molto rara di questo studio anatomico dello Scarpa, che raramente si trova completo essendo stato pubblicato nell'arco di 6 anni e presso distinti stampatori in distinti luoghi. Risulta inoltre assai prezioso in ragione del fatto che l'autore ricusò l'"editio altera" che si fece successivamente a questa, reputandola maldestra, scorrettissima e lacunosa. E' partita in 2 libri; il primo (Modena, 1779) ragiona intorno ai gangli e ai plessi nervosi, il secondo (Pavia, 1785), disserta intorno a quei nervi nasali e celebrali che sovrintendono all'organo olfattivo. Anche l'opera del Courcelles, nel nostro esemplare unita al lavoro dello Scarpa, è in edizione originale e rappresenta l'ideale continuazione della storia dei muscoli dell'Albino. Bibliografia: Garrison-Morton, 1453. Waller, 8532. Choulant-Frank, p. 299. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Foglio di studio con San Gerolamo e il Papa

      1611 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1611, firmata in lastra. Magnifiche prove, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opere tratte dal De excellentia et nobilitate delineationis libri duo, pubblicato nel 1611. Nato a Venezia da una famiglia dalla spiccata indole artistica, fu subito iniziato agli studi pittorici sulle orme dello zio del padre, Palma il Vecchio e del fratello della madre, Bonifacio de' Pitati. Studiò e subì l'influenza di Raffaello e Tintoretto, eseguì varie copie di Tiziano, suo vero maestro, col quale in seguito collaborò portandone anche a termine il celebre dipinto La Pietà. Si formò nel periodo della scuola veneta e del manierismo romano, che ebbe modo di apprendere durante i quattro anni del suo soggiorno romano. L'inizio della sua produzione artistica è datata verso il 1565. Dal punto di vista grafico deve la sua fortuna all’incontro con l’editore ed incisore Giacomo Franco, figlio naturale di Battista Franco. L’opera grafica è pressoché raccolta, nel 1611, nel De excellentia et nobilitate delineationis libri duo, edito dal Franco. Il trattato comprende studi anatomici ad acquaforte e a bulino incisi da Jacopo Palma, o derivati da suoi disegni e, nel secondo libro, studi di cammei, rilievi, decorazione "all'antica", incisi dal Battista Franco e probabilmente ritoccati dal figlio. Bibliografia: Bartsch XVI, 16 e 20; S. Mason Rinaldi, Palma il Giovane. L'opera completa, pp. 46, 58, 101, 105. Dimensioni 168x110. Etching and engraving, 1611 circa, signed on plate. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with thin margins, in excellent condition. From the De excellentia et nobilitate delineationis libri duo, published in 1611. Belonging to an artistic family, Palma was immediately sent to be trained as a painter like his father’s uncle, Palma the Elder and his mother’s brother, Bonifacio de' Pitati. The influence of Raphael and Tintoretto was very strong during his training; he realized many copies after Titian, his real master, with whom he worked also on the famous painting La Pietà. He developed his artistic skills at the Venetian school and in Rome, where he lived for four years and came to know the Mannerism. His personal artistic production started in 1565. From a graphic point of view, Palma owes his fortune to the publisher Giacomo Franco, son of Battista Franco. His graphic work is all collected in his De excellentia et nobilitate delineationis libri duo, 1611, published by Franco. The treatise includes some anatomic studies realized with etching and engraving carved by Jacopo Palma and, in the second book, studies of cameos, reliefs, old style decorations, engraved by Battista Franco and probably revised by his son. Bartsch XVI, 16 e 20; S. Mason Rinaldi, Palma il Giovane. L'opera completa, pp. 46, 58, 101, 105. Dimensioni 145x205. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Forum Iulium, Karstia, Carniola, Histria et Windorum Marchia

      Amsterdam 1611 - Acquaforte e bulino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, coloritura coeva, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Per la prima volta pubblicata nel "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabula geographice" nel 1589, questa mappa fu inserita poi nel "Atlantis Pars Altera", pubblicato nel 1595, dopo la morte del Mercator, dal figlio Rumold. Successivamente è inserita in alcuni degli atlanti di Hondius fino alla sua ultima apparizione nell’edizione francese del 1633 del Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Etching and engraving, contemporary coloring, small rust, otherwise in good condition. For the first time published in "Italy, Sclavoniae et Graeciae geographice tabula" in 1589, this map comes from the Hondius issue of Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Koeman p. 299/301, Me 13A. Dimensioni 470 355mm

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         Le Temple d'Apollon. Ou nouveau Recueil des plus excellens Vers de ce temps.

      Rouen, de l'Imprimerie de Raphaël du Petit Val, 1611. - Deux volumes in-12. T.I : titre-frontispice, 558 pp. dont l'avis aux lecteurs, (6)ff. de table. T.II : titre, Pp 4 à 95 chiff. , Pp 5 à 94 chiff., Pp 3 à 94 chiff., (6)ff de table et l'achevé d'imprimer. Intérieur frais, marges courtes. Maroquin rouge XIXème, dos à nerfs orné, daté en pied, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées. Frottements. Joli recueil comprenant plus de 200 poèmes dus principalement aux sieurs de Bertaut, Du Perron et de Porchères, mais aussi à Mathurin Régnier, Malherbe, Des Yveteaux, Motin, Du Perron, Infrainville, Pierre Pyard de la Mirande, Maynard, Rosset, Le Cordier de Maloysel, Nicolas Renouard etc. Le premier volume renferme 227 pièces dont cinquante-deux anonymes, sur lesquelles dix-neuf ont été rendues à leurs auteurs . Nous avons donc 194 pièces attribuées et 33 anonymes. Sur les 227 pièces, 58 appartiennent à cinq auteurs nouveaux ; on y remarque les Bergeries de Pyard de la Mirande (45 pièces), 9 pièces de Le Cordier de Maloysel et de nombreuses poésies inédites d'auteurs déjà connus. On retrouve L'Oeuvre poétique de Jean de Sponde dans les 95 premières pages du second volume, suivent les quatre recueils précédemment publiés par le même éditeur entre 1597 et 1600 ( "les Recueils de Raphaël du Petit Val"). L'éditeur s'est contenté de supprimer les préfaces et les titres. Calviniste converti en 1593, Jean de Sponde mourut à Bordeaux à l'âge de 38 ans, on trouve dans son œuvre les principaux thèmes de la littérature baroque : la hantise de l'inconstance, les masques et l'apparence, la mort. Bibliographie des recueils collectifs de poésies du XVII° siècles, Frédéric Lachèvre.

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        L'histoire des choses plus mémorables advenues tant ès Indes Orientales, qu'autres pays de la descouverte des Portugais. En l'establissement et progrèz de la Foy chréstienne et catholique. Et principalement de ce que les religieux de la Compagnie de Jésus

      Jean Veruliet, Valencia 1611 - 977 pp. + 53 pp of tables, title printed in red & black, contemporary hand written text on front endpaper, green binding, stamped on the front and at the back with a fleur de lys design, gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, Provenance: Bookplate from the Library of Merlin d’Estreux de Beaugrenier et Lefrancq. Printed copy by William River in Arras with a bookplate manuscript Valenciennes followed by a long commentary on the following warning and an ex-dono manuscript on the title. The rare book forms the second part of the book Jarric begun in 1608 and completed in 1614. It covers the areas of Congo, Angola, Kingdom of Monomatapa, Ethiopia, Brazil, Hormuz and China. The first edition appeared between 1608-1614 three parts in three volumes. Du Jarric's historical compilation, principally an account of Jesuit missionary work in Portuguese possessions, and long regarded as EXTREMELY RARE. Sabin writes: 'Only three complete copies of this interesting, elaborate, and valuable work appear to have occured for sale, one of which was in the curious collection of the late Robert Lang, who had written in it, "The third volume of this work is very scarce, and although the two first volumes are found amongst collections of scarce voyages, I never saw or heard of but one other copy of the third volume, which is in the library of Lord Bute at Luton'. ABPC does not record any copy selling at auction in the past three decades. Borba de Moraes I, p. 358, noting the existence of at least one copy with a frontispiece in volume one. Pierre de Jarric (1566 –1617) was a French Catholic missionary writer from Toulouse. He entered the Society of Jesus on 8 December 1582 and taught philosophy and moral theology at Bordeaux for many years. Although he desired to join the missionaries of his order; his wish was not fulfilled. Instead, he dedicated himself to writing on their behalf. The result was Histoire des choses plus memorables advenues tant ès Indes orientales, que autres païs de la descouverte des Portugois, which appeared in three parts: the second part appeared in 1610 and the third in 1614. Jarric's work gives a comprehensive picture of the missionary enterprises of the Jesuits until 1610, chiefly within the sphere of Portuguese interests. It contains much valuable data on colonial history, geography, and ethnography, taken from Spanish and Portuguese reports, and from the works of Father Luis de Guzman (Hist. de las Missiones que han hecho los religiosos de la Compañia de Jesús), and of Father Ferdinand Guerreiro (Relação Annal das cousas que fizeram os Padres da companhia de Jesus na India e Japão, Brazil, Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné). By dedicating the second part to King Louis XIII, Jarric hoped to encourage the French King to imitate Spain and Portugal in their colonization efforts. His work was frequently reprinted and widely circulated, particularly after it was translated into Latin by Martino Martinez III around 1615. Jarric died in Saintes two years later. Bibliographic references: Brunet II, 872; Cordier Sinica 771; Cordier Japonica 260-61; Graesse II, p. 444; Sabin 35790 for the first edition. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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