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         IL PASSAGGIERE. THE PASSENGER: OF BENVENUTO ITALIAN, PROFESSOUR OF HIS NATIVE TONGUE FOR THESE NINE YEERES IN LONDON : DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, CONTAINING SEAVEN EXQUISITE DIALOGUES IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH

      printed by T[homas]. S[nodham]. for Iohn Stepneth, and are to be sold at his shop at the west-end of Paules Church, London 1612 - 205 x 155 mm. (8 x 6"). 18 p.l., 611, [1] pp. (601-08 misnumbered 561-68), [8] leaves. FIRST EDITION. New unlettered limp vellum in imitation of the original binding by Courtland Benson. STC 1896. Half a dozen gatherings a little browned, occasional mild foxing or small rust spots, additional trivial imperfections, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and very fresh, in a pleasing new binding. This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948. This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De Aqvis medicatis nova methodvs libris qvatvor comprehensa. Agitvr In iis de Fontibus celebribus, Thermis, Balneis universae Europae, & potissimùm Ducatus VVirtembergici, eorum mixtuionibus, Metallis, succisinuestigandi, vtendi modo, ac eorum viribus. Item de varijs fossilibus stirpibus & insectis, quorum plurimae figurae siue icones & Regionum Tabulae adduntur.- Montisbeligardi: Apud Iacobvm Foillet, M.DC.XII. [1612].- [Sigue:] Historiae fontis et balnei admirabilis Bollensis Liber qvartvs. De Lapidivus metalicis qve miro natvrae artificio in ipsis terra visceribvs figuratis, nec non de stirpibus, insectis, auibus, aliisquam animalibus, partim in putei penetralibus, dum eius venas aquileges fodiendo perscrutantur, partim in vicinia inuent

      Montisbeligardi: Apud Iacobvm Foillet 1612 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 4º, (188x138mm.); De Aqvis.: (24), 291, (1); sign.: )(4, ):(4, 2):(4, a-z4, Aa-Nn4, Oo2.- Historiae fontis.: (8), 222, (26) p.; sign.: a-z4, Aa-Ff4, *-*4, G-H4, I-I2 [*4, blanca, ausente]; 336 grabados xilográficos intercalados; el cuaderno * recoge el apéndice Paralipomena, que falta con frecuencia.- // Encuadernación s. XVII en media piel con papel marmoreado; lomo liso decorado con siete cuarteles, seis de ellos con un sol y el otro con tejuelo en marroquín rojo; cortes tintados en rojo. Cofia, pie, planos, cantos y puntas rozados; guarda delantera desprendida; primer cuaderno acidificado; portada de segunda obra con pérdida del tercio inferior, sustituido por papel; las hojas de los dos últimos cuadernos (con el final del libro cuarto, la 'Paralipomena' y los índices) encuadernadas en desorden.- // Proc.: Exlibris manuscrito, letra s. XVII (en la portada de la primera obra) del doctor en filosofía y medicina Francisci Shomer (?).- // Refs.: Agassiz & Strickland, I, pp. 212-213; Banks, I, p. 244; Carrére, 81; Gatterer, I, pp 72-73; Melvin & Jahn, p. 10; Pritzel, 500; Schuh, Jean Bauhin; VD16 B 850, B 853, ZV 1127; Vosmaer, p. 1; Walleriana, 786-787.- // El médico suizo Johann Bauhin (hermano del botánico Caspar Bauhin), que se trasladó a la corte del duque Federico I de Würtemberg como médico, fue clasificado en el Index de 1632 como autor de clase 1, lo que para los católicos implicaba la prohibición completa de la lectura de cualquiera de sus obras. El Index estableció, pese a ello, una excepción: sí que podía leerse la Historia novi et admirabilis fontis balneiqve Bollensis, esta que ofrecemos.La obra se estructura en cuatro libros de los que los tres primeros, sin ilustraciones, se recogen en un impreso, y el cuarto, plagado de ellas, en otro. Si el primero de los impresos recoge la historia del spa de Boll Bad (el célebre spa del Duque Federico, actualmente sede del diaconato Evangelico-luterano de Württemberg), dando cuenta de sus fuentes termales, del uso médico de sus aguas y de las enfermedades tratadas con ellas, el segundo sobrecoge. Es un repertorio de las plantas, animales y fósiles que podían encontrarse en su entorno. En esa relación, Bauhin hace constantes referencias a las obras de otros autores clásicos y coetáneos, criticando a muchos de estos últimos porque no ?pasean? para recoger muestras y ?ver la realidad? Para mejor ilustrarla, incluyó 214 grabados de taco de fósiles y minerales (pp. 1-54); tacos de 56 clases diferentes de manzanas ?indicando cómo sabían y en qué estado de madurez estaban el día que las probó, generalmente en septiembre? (pp. 56-101) y de 41 clases de pera (pp. 102-138); y otros 22 grabados ?incluyendo una impresionante col, 13 de insectos y 7 de tres tipos de setas (pp. 165, 214-216)? mientras ofrecía la relación de los más de 500 tipos de plantas, frutas y animales que se podían encontrar en los alrededores, para terminar con el cáñamo y 3 grabados de cómo se trabajaba para poder ser empleado en Württemberg. Sin embargo, la identificación de esta obra, que figura encabezando las bibliografías de pomología y de fósiles, que aparece en las de aguas medicinales, geología, o botánica, ha traído no pocos quebraderos de cabeza e identificaciones erróneas debido a que parece que se publicó varias veces, siempre como dos obras diferentes simultáneas que se vendieron casi siempre como una sola. El origen de estos problemas reside en que, aunque no hayamos visto que así haya sido señalado, solo se imprimió una vez. Aunque hoy se nos antoje que una obra tan extraordinaria y peculiar no suscitara interés, lo cierto es que, o exageraron la tirada inicial, o en su momento fue [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dispensatorium Pharmacorum Omnium [with] Leges ac Statuta Ampliss. Senatus Norimbergensis ad Medicos, Pharmacopoeos, & alios pertinentia

      Nuremberg: Paulus Kaufmann, 1612. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin, elaborately decorated, minor damage in a few spots, remains of ties, worming to one corner, a lovely binding overall, dated 1616 on the cover; extra endleaves added (likely for notes, but not used). A finely printed large format edition of Cordus's influential pharmacopeia. (12), 295, (8), (11)pp. The short law section with a separate title page. Cordus (1515-1544) was the author of one of the Renaissance's first major herbals, and this, the first real (surviving) pharmacopoeia which was prepared in manuscript in 1542 but was so popular in Nuremberg that they printed it and it became the official pharmacopoeia of the city. Cordus, remarkably given his young age and other accomplishments, is most famous for his discovery of a method for synthesizing ether. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046539.

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         Plaidoyé (.) faict en Parlement les 17 & 20 décembre, mil six cens onze. Pour les Pères Iésuites demandeurs, & requérans l'entérinement des lettres patentes à eux octroyées par Sa Maiesté, de pouvoir enseigner toute sorte de sciences, selon leur institut en l'Université de Paris. Contre les opposans de l'Université. Et pour response au plaidoyé de Maistre Pierre de La Martelière, leur advocat.

      Paris, Claude Chappelet 1612 - in-8, 480 pp., [35] ff. n. ch. (attestations, errata, privilège), maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, simple filet doré en encadrement sur les contreplats, le tout dans emboîtage cartonné de papier marbré (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale. - Cette pièce, dont la rédaction a parfois été attribuée au Père Coton lui-même, porte en tout cas la signature expresse de l'avocat Jacques de Montholon (1555-1622), que les Jésuites avaient choisi pour être leur avocat dans la cause qui les opposait à l'Université des maîtres et étudiants de Paris, et qui, avec plusieurs rebondissements judiciaires, durait depuis la fin du règne de Henri IV et l'affaire Châtel. Backer & Sommervogel II, 1552 (15). - Discute, mais finalement ne retient pas l'attribution traditionnelle au P. Coton. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Le Mercure Francois ou La Suite de L'Histoire De La Paix Commenceant l'an M.DC.V. pour suite du Septenaire du D. Cayer, & finissant au Sacre duTres-Chrestien Roy de France & de Nauarre Loys XIII

      Jean Richer, Paris 1612 - In very worn original full vellum, with tear to spine and what looks like a removed call number. Tiny corner of back cover worn away. Nice, contemporary owner's signature. Volume I of the first French journal, covering the years 1605-1610. I believe this is a second printing, as there seems to be a 1611 edition as well. 534 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rare Antique Botanical Print-IRIS BULBOSA-HISPANICA-Sweerts-1612

      - Plate 35: 1-5. Iris bulbosa. 6. Iris hispanica. Several Iris species. Copperplate engraving on verge type handlaid paper. Watermark present. Description: This plate originates from: 'Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum.' by Emanuel Sweerts, published by Anthonius Kempner, Frankfurt, 1612. Later editions exist. This specific edition unknown, but 17th c. Valuable, very rare.Artists and Engravers: Author: Emanuel Sweerts (1552-1612). Engravers: Several unidentified engravers. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining. Please study scan. Storage location: DP-A3-101-04 The overall size is ca. 11 x 16.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 12.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 28 x 41 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 31 cm.

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         Dispensatorium Pharmacorum Omnium [with] Leges ac Statuta Ampliss. Senatus Norimbergensis ad Medicos, Pharmacopoeos, & alios pertinentia

      Nuremberg: Paulus Kaufmann, 1612. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin, elaborately decorated, minor damage in a few spots, remains of ties, worming to one corner, a lovely binding overall, dated 1616 on the cover; extra endleaves added (likely for notes, but not used). A finely printed large format edition of Cordus's influential pharmacopeia. (12), 295, (8), (11)pp. The short law section with a separate title page. Cordus (1515-1544) was the author of one of the Renaissance's first major herbals, and this, the first real (surviving) pharmacopoeia which was prepared in manuscript in 1542 but was so popular in Nuremberg that they printed it and it became the official pharmacopoeia of the city. Cordus, remarkably given his young age and other accomplishments, is most famous for his discovery of a method for synthesizing ether. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046539.

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         Speculum juris, cum Ioan. Andreae, Baldi, reliquorumque clarissimorum I.V. Doctorum visionibus hactenus addi solitis . Pars prima and secunda [ - Pars tertia and quarta].Francorfurti, typis Wechelianis apud haeredes Ioannis Aubrij, 1612.

      Francorfurti, typis Wechelianis apud haeredes Ioannis Aubrij 1612 - Cm. 38,5, pp. (8) 348, 567 (1), 509 (1), 87 (77). Bella e monumentale legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa su assi di legno con dorso a sei nervi e incisioni a secco ai piatti. Timbretto di biblioteca privata al frontespizio: Miklos Kubinkyi (1840-1937), storico e giurista ungherese. Macchie alla legatura, sguardie rifatte, strappetto senza mancanze al frontespizio, antichi restauri all"angolo bianco di alcune carte (più evidenti all"ultima carta), lievi e sporadiche bruniture, peraltro esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Guillaume Durand (1237-1297?), post-accursiano civilista d'origine provenzale, visse ed insegnò prevalentemente in Italia. Cresciuto alla scuola di Bologna lasciò ben presto l'insegnamento per dedicarsi alle cariche attribuitegli dalla Curia. Quest'opera, strutturata in quattro grandi sezioni (particulae), è finalizzata alla risistemazione dell'intero universo procedurale (civile, penale e canonico). L'opera, di straordinaria levatura dottrinale, si presenta nelle edizioni a stampa (compresa la presente) accompagnata dal commento di Giovanni d'Andrea e Baldo degli Ubaldi, a loro volta fra i più grandi giuristi della tradizione italiana. In definitiva Lo Speculum iudiciale rappresenta senza dubbio uno dei massimi capolavori della scienza giuridica europea. Rara edizione wecheliana in unico volume, corredata di repertorium aureum e index. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Institvtio Christianae Religionis, Quae ad superiores editiones bac postrema, omnium emendatissima locupletissimaque recens addita sunt, statim post ipsius authoris Praefationem ad Regem Christianiss. insetra ad lectorem admonitio beuiter indicat.

      Geneve, Esaiam le Preux 1612. (16) 541 (2), 82 folia. Contemporary Vellum, 8° (some wormholes in the index).

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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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         DISQUISITIONUM MAGICARUM LIBRI SEX

      - Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex . Auctore Martino Del Rio Societatis Iesu .- Moguntiae, apud Johannem Albinum, 1612; en 4º mayor holandesa del XVII, 12 hh., incluida portada a dos tintas, 1070 pp. Texto enmarcado, a dos columnas y con apostillas marginales. En portada pertenece escrito a tinta de época en parte inferior. Palau nº 268275. La primera edición del Juicio a la Magia es de 1599 - 1600, Lovaina, Geraldi Rivii, en tres tomos. Buen estado de conservacionObra de la que se hicieron muchas ediciones en los siglos XVII y XVIII. Del Río traza una conexión entre brujas y herejes. El libro fue popular tanto entre católicos como entre protestantes, y fue uno de los libros usados en la famosa caza de brujas de Salem, en 1692. Julio Caro Baroja lo considera uno de los principales tratadistas que contribuyeron a la definición del delito de brujería.

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         Adagia sive proverbia Graecorum ex Zenobio seu Zenodoto, Diogeniano & Suidae collectaneis, partim edita nunc primum, partim Latine reddita, scholiisque parallelis illustrata, ab Andrea Schotto (.).

      Anvers, Plantin, veuve et fils de Jean Moretus 1612 - in-4, [] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace, au lecteur, privilège), 702 pp., un f. n. ch. (marque de libraire), texte grec et traduction latine en regard sur deux colonnes, demi-veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, tranches rouges (rel. du XVIIIe siècle). Coins abîmés, coupes un peu frottées. Elégante édition des parémiographes grecs, donnée par le jésuite anversois André Schott (1552-1629) : le sophiste Zénobios (rhéteur actif sous Hadrien) ; Diogénien d'Héraclée (également du IIe siècle de notre ère) ; la partie correspondante de la Souda. Elle demeure extrêmement pratique par sa lisibilité et la sobriété de l'appareil de notes. Brunet I, 45. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Artillerie, c'est a dire: Vraye instruction de l'artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre-batteries, ponts, mines & galleries, & de toutes fortes de machines requises au train: Avec un enseignement de preparer toute sorte de feux artificiels, tant pour xesiouyr ses amis, que pour molester & endommager, & par eau & par terre ses ennemis. Le tout recueill

      Contemporary vellum, lower right corner of front and corner of back cover damaged, else a very good copy of this rare edition, with a contemporary ownership mark at the final endpaper. pag.: [6] 144, 6. With engr. titleborder with a centrepiece titlepage mounted, woodcut printer's device on the typographic titlepage and 29, mostly double-page folded engravings. 2: PI, PI2 A-S4 a4 (a4 blank). Diego Ufano was associated with the Spanish armies in the Netherlands. His book on artillerie first appeared in 1612. The first edition of the French translation was published in Zutphen in 1621. According to Simoni this edition was based on the French edition that was published in Frankfurt in 1614, for which Theodor de Bry copied the original plates (which are subsequently copied in our edition), and printed by Paulus van Ravesteyn at Amsterdam, with the ‘nobilitas' device of Theodore Rodenburgh he used. Apparently Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam bought the remaining copies of the Zwolle publisher and republished the book als a title-issue. He simply added a new titlepage, consisting of an engraved border with a new titlepage pasted on in the centre. In his work Ufano describes a method used for salving guns, which had to be recovered after being lost occasionally when armies crossed rivers. The illustration shows one of the earliest depictions of a diver, using a large hood made of cow's hide. A respiration tube was connected to his helmet and was kept above by a pig's blatter, allowing the diver to breathe when he didn't go any deeper then a few meters. B0119 B0119

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         L'Evandro. Tragedia di Francesco Bracciolini. All'illust.mo et Reverendiss.mo Sig. il Sig. Cardinale Barberino. Prefetto della segnatura di Giustitia & Legato di N.S. a Bologna.

      - Firenze, Appresso i Giunti, 1612. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo; elegante legatura in mezza pelle; carte 48. Axs

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         Christ at the column (after flagellation)

      Christ at the column after being flagelled. On the right background priests from the temple. Signatures and date at the bottom left and right: 'Dionisio Calvart pinx., Jac Matham sculp. 1612' 'N. de Clerck exc. ' Above Calvaert's name:'Cum privil. Sa. Cae. M.'Four lines Latin text in two columns in margin:'Jam cuncta passus,... maior Agno victima. / T. Schevelius.' [Theodor Schrevelius] Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 299 x 220 mm; state II/4; Hollstein 38; yellowed and dirty, weak lower margins; B. 84; Bergmans 181

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         Institutionum linguae turcicae libri quatuor quorum I Continens partem isagoges grammaticae turcicae priorem de orthographia turcarabicaII... partem posteriorem de etymologia Turcorum III Complectiitur diversa linguae turcicae exercitia and duas proverbiorum turcicorum centurias IV Dictionarium est latino turcicum and vicissim turcico latinum Authore in ms descriptore Hieronymo Megisero... Leipzig sumptibus authoris 1612

      COLLATION: )?(8, A1,?? , A2-8, B-E8 F4 (-F4 blank); Aa-FF8 Gg4 (Gg4 blank); 3A-3C8 ; 4A-4G8 4H² , woodcut on verso of 4H1, colophon on 4H2recto. Contents: )?(1a title (verso blank); )?(2-8a dedication()?(8b blank); A1a title to part 1;A1b Petrus Kirstenius lectori; ?1a-?2a dedicatory verses by Megiser to Hector von Ernaw (see below); ?2b blank; A2a F3verso -text of part 1; Aa-Gg3verso - text of part 2; 3A-3C7recto- text of part 3; 4A1-4H1recto - text of part 4; 4H1verso- woodcut of Megiser's arms; 4H2recto - verses 'Ad insignia H. Megiseri' by Peter Ailber* and colophon (verso blank). Interleaved: the leaves have been foliated 1-421 (inclusive of blanks) and on the final pastedown is a note about the number of printed (169) and the number of written (95) leaves totalling 264. *Ailber (1587-1648) theologian and writer (see VD17) was at this time rector of the school in Prague. BINDING: Vellum manuscript leaf (Daniel xiii, Susannah and the elders; oddly enough Megiser's teacher N. Frischlin wrote a comedy called Susanna) with title written on spine, and two inscriptions in Arabic on upper cover, one reading 'Law kana allah ma'na, Man yakunu 'alaina' (If God be for us, who can be against us?) [Romans viii. 31]                                                                               

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         Minerva Britanna or a garden of heroical Devises furnished and adorned with Emblemes and Impresas of sundry natures Newly devised moralized and published By Henry Peacham Mr of Artes

        First Edition. Small 4to. [Text: 200 x 150 mm]. [xv], 100, [4 (blank, title to Part 2, blank, "The Author to his Muse")], 101-212, [1 (blank)] pp. Title within an elaborate woodcut architectural frame with a vignette in the centre of a hand emerging from behind a curtain and writing on a scroll, large woodcut of the crest of Henry, Prince of Wales within a wreath of roses and thistles on the verso, 100 woodcut emblems in Part 1, royal arms of Henry, Prince of Wales between palm and laurel branches on the title to Part 2, 104 woodcut emblems in Part 2, all within decorative frames, woodcut ornaments in spaces throughout. Title-page a little dusty, small holes through E4 and G4 (just touching a letter of text on each leaf), small stain in the blank fore-margin of X1-2. Early 19th-century morocco, covers panelled in gilt, the central panel with a blind tooled design, gilt spine, green endpapers, gilt edges, green ribbon marker (spine and headcaps a little rubbed). London: by Wa: Dight, [  

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         Franicher (Franeker)

      Copperplate engraving of the Dutch city of Franeker, as seen from above. With explanatory title (Franicher) in a cartouche at the top (33). ca. 1612-48. Overall size: 29,5 x 17 cm; plate size: 14 x 16,2 cm. Good state. Some age related discolouration. Handlaid paper. This print originates from 'Lodovico Guicciardini, Descrittione di tutti i Paesi bassi (...), Blaeu or Janssonius, between 1612-1648'. This was an influential account of the history and the arts of the Low Countries, accompanied by city maps by various leading engravers. Deys 2001(Franeker 2.2).

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         [MAP OF LIER] Lier. Lira, elegans et amoenum Brabantiae.

      Cologne, Petrus von Brachel, 1612. One sheet. Ink on paper. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. One fold. Slightly warped, slightly discoloured on he fold. The colouring is done wrong: red is where blue should be and the other way around. 420x530 mm. City map of Lier (Lierre) in Belgium. From: Liber Quartus Urbium Praecipuarum Totius Mundi.

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         Pestilentz Guardien. Für allerley Stands Personen / mit Säuberung der inficierten Häuser Beth-Leingewandt / Kleider etc. ...

      Ingolstadt, Angermayr, 1612. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Erstausgabe. Seiten 144 und 81-203. 8° GanzPergament. Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt. Kupfer auf dem Titelblatt. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Die Seiten angabe beim 2. Teil ist wohl ein Fehler des Druckers, das Buch ist vollständig. Siehe Photo. Hippolyt Guarinoni (auch: Ippolito Guarinoni und Hippolytus Guarinonius) war Arzt, Universalgelehrter und Architekt in Hall in Tirol. - Dieses Werk ist in 7 Abschnitte unterteilt: 1. Guardi (= Empfehlung) für den gesunden Menschen, 2. Guardi für Priester, Krankenwärter und Todtengräber, 3. Guardi für die infizierten Häuser, 4. Guardi für die Friedhöfe, 5. Guardi für Kleider und Wäsche, 6. Guardi gegen verschiedene Irrtümer, 7. Guardi für Leute, die von der \"Salzsur\" (Salzlauge) geschädigt und verbrannt wurden. (Quelle: Wikipedia.) Mit Buchschmuck. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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         Plaidoyé de Me. Pierre de La Marteliere, advocat en la Cour, fait en Parlement, assisté de Mes. Antoine Loisel, Denis Boutillier, Omer Tallon anciens advocats, les Grand Chambre, Tournelle, & de l'Edict assemblees les dixseptiesme & dixneufiesme decembre, mil six cens unze. Pour le recteur et Université de Paris, deffendeurs & opposans. Contre les Jesuites demandeurs, & requerans l'entherinement des lettres patentes par eux obtenuës, afin de pouvoir lire & enseigner en ladite Université.

      - Paris, Jean Petit-Pas, 1612. In-4, plein vélin souple, (2), 95, (5) p., prem. et dern. f. bl., armoiries royales au titre, bandeaux, lettrines, gr. sur bois. Rare édition originale in-4° imprimée à Paris, de cette pièce historique dans l'histoire tourmentée des relations entre la compagnie de Jésus et l'université de Paris. Par lettres patentes du 12 octobre 1609, Henri IV avait accordé aux jésuites le droit d’enseigner dans leur collège parisien, provoquant la réaction immédiate de la Sorbonne. Dans les suites de l’assassinat roi et des accusations contre la Compagnie d’avoir fomenté le régicide, la Faculté prenait la décision de s’opposer à leur arrivée et déposait un recours devant le Parlement de Paris. Le 15 décembre 1611 fut notifiée aux Jésuites une citation à comparaître. Pierre de La Martelière plaida pour l'Université, Montholon pour les jésuites. A l’issu des audiences, l'avocat général Servin somma les Jésuites de se soumettre aux doctrines de la Sorbonne concernant les libertés de l'Église gallicane. Le Parlement adopta les conclusions de Servin et leur interdit de s'interposer dans l'instruction de la jeunesse. L'arrêt figure en fin de ce document ainsi que la permission d'imprimer datée du 18 janvier 1612. Les hostilités entre l’Université de Paris et les jésuites ne prirent vraiment fin qu’à la suppression de la Compagnie en 1762. (‘Bibliothèque historique de la France’, 44650). Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, dans sa première reliure de vélin souple. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         "T'Loff vande mutse, ende van een blaevvve scheen; Met noch ander ghenoeghelicke boerten ende quicken, Soo uyt het Grieckx, Latijn en Franchoys in rijm overgheset als selffs Poeetelick gedicht: Tot vermaeckelickheyt van alle luyden nieuwelickx in druck ghebracht; partly translated from Greek, Latin and French, Leyden, J. Paets Iacobszoon, 1612.".

      Contemporary vellum, 4º, (8)+1-[32]+1-148 pp. Rare, independent publication with introduction by the publisher Paedts and a Sonnet and thereafter Visscher's works [I] 't Loff der Mutse, [II] 't Loff van een Blaeuvve Scheen, [III] Van den Os op den Esel and Roemers Brabbeling, oft Ghenoeghelicke Boerten: [IV] eerste boeck, [V] tweede boek, [VI] derde boeck and [VII] Eenighe Raetsels. The Ghenoeghelicke Boerten contains amusing texts as epigrams. In good condition, with only a few minor stains. B2288.

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         "Historie der Neder-landscher ende haerder na-buren oorlogen ende geschiedenissen tot den jare 1612. Nu de latstemael bij hem voor sijne doodt merckelijck verbetert en in 32 boecken voltrocken. ‘s Gravenhage, wed. en erve".

      Geillustreerd met kaart door H. Geelkercken naar P. Bertius, gegraveerde titel, auteursportret en 84 portetgravures in de tekst (door C. van de Queboren).

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         Artillerie, c'est a dire: Vraye instruction de l'artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre-batteries, ponts, mines & galleries, & de toutes fortes de machines requises au train: Avec un enseignement de preparer toute sorte de feux artificiels, tant pour xesiouyr ses amis, que pour molester & endommager, & par eau & par terre ses ennemis. Le tout recueill.

      Contemporary vellum, lower right corner of front and corner of back cover damaged, else a very good copy of this rare edition, with a contemporary ownership mark at the final endpaper. pag.: [6] 144, 6. With engr. titleborder with a centrepiece titlepage mounted, woodcut printer's device on the typographic titlepage and 29, mostly double-page folded engravings. 2: PI, PI2 A-S4 a4 (a4 blank). Diego Ufano was associated with the Spanish armies in the Netherlands. His book on artillerie first appeared in 1612. The first edition of the French translation was published in Zutphen in 1621. According to Simoni this edition was based on the French edition that was published in Frankfurt in 1614, for which Theodor de Bry copied the original plates (which are subsequently copied in our edition), and printed by Paulus van Ravesteyn at Amsterdam, with the ‘nobilitas' device of Theodore Rodenburgh he used. Apparently Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam bought the remaining copies of the Zwolle publisher and republished the book als a title-issue. He simply added a new titlepage, consisting of an engraved border with a new titlepage pasted on in the centre. In his work Ufano describes a method used for salving guns, which had to be recovered after being lost occasionally when armies crossed rivers. The illustration shows one of the earliest depictions of a diver, using a large hood made of cow's hide. A respiration tube was connected to his helmet and was kept above by a pig's blatter, allowing the diver to breathe when he didn't go any deeper then a few meters. B0119.B0119

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         Le Théâtre des antiquitez de Paris. Où est traicté de la fondation des églises & chapelles de la Cité, Université, ville & diocèse de Paris: comme aussi de l'institution du Parlement, fondation de l'Université & collèges, & autres choses remarquables. Divisé en quatre livres.

      

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         Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie. Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes. Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d’Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, juifs & sorciers, en la ville de Logrogne en Castille, le 9 novembre 1610. En laquelle on voit combien l’exerci

      Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4; [18] leafs, 571 [+1] pages, [12] leafs, bound in speckled begining C 19th calf, boards tooled with gilt floral border, spine with five raise bands, stampled in gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. One of the first two original editions published in 1612, the other was released by "Jean Berjon". Our copy contains, facing the title page, a folding engraving: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat" signed by Crespin. According to Grillot de Givry, the original of this representation was a lost painting by Bartholomaeus Spranger. De Lancre's work is a core text of the french witchcraft. Not only that it contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches' Sabbath that survives (almost one third of the work describes the Sabbath in elaborated detail), but it is also crucial to understanding the historical context of the great witchcraft persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is the more important considering that the original trial records on which it is based were destroyed in the 18th century, so that it remains as a singular witness to the prosecution. Magistrate of the Bordeaux Parlement, Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) was charged by Henri IV with conducting a famous witch hunt in 1609 in Labourd, in the Basque region of France situated in the extreme southwest bordering Spain and Navarre. Here, over four months he sentences to death several dozen persons. The account of his criminal investigation laid the foundations for the anthropology of the Basque Country for three centuries. The book contains also a precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for sins of witchcraft hold by the Spanish Inquisition in the city of Logrono on 7 and 8 november 1610. A lot of other topics are also covered, such as witches transformation, the Sabbath feast, Satan's coupling with witches, lycanthropy, the witches' mark, healing through illicit means or the pact with the devil. Modern research has established that De Lancre's standpoint is not so much that of a witchcraft theorist (as in the case of his contemporaries Bodin or Del Rio) but rather that of the ethnographer. He was married to the grand-niece of Montaigne.A remarkable well preserved copy of this extremley rare and weird work, very clean inside in a magnificent binding (minor restoration expertly done at spine). Photos available on request.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4 de [18] feuillets, 571 [+1] pages, [12] feuillets, reliure du début du XIXe siècle veau porphyre, petite dentelle, dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, pièce du titre rouge, tranches rouges. Notre exemplaire contient en tête une grande gravure en taille douce signée de Crespin et repliée: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat".Pierre de Lancre, érudit et homme de cour, était conseiller au parlement de Bordeaux, quand il fut envoyé par Henri IV dans le pays de Labourd, province du Pays basque français, pour y instruire plusieurs procès en sorcellerie. Selon Pierre Larousse, "il fit infliger des tortures atroces à tous ces malheureux et en fit brûler vifs plus de cinq cents qui, à la suite des tortures, s"étaient reconnus coupables de magie et de sorcellerie". Le ''Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges'' qu'il publia in 1612 lui valut d'être nommé conseiller d'état."Volume assez recherché et peu commun." (Brunet, III, 809); "Livre curieux, l'un des plus recherchés sur les procès de sorcellerie." (Caillet, III, 6064); Dorbon, Bibliotheca esoterica, no 2467, for an incomplete copy of the original edition from 1612, Guaita 461

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         Historia Septem Infantivm de Lara. Historia de los Siete Infantes de Lara

      First edition. A remarkable suite of 40 etchings depicting the Spanish romancero of the Seven Infants of Lara, illustrated by Vaenius (1556 - 1629) with the engravings of the Italian Tempesta (1555 - 1630). The work represents one of the most significant Spanish medieval legends, a chivalry chronic traditionally attributed to Fernan Gonzalez, which deals with the murder of 7 brothers by the hands of the Moors in the 11th century after the betrayal of their uncle Rodrigo, and were later avenged by their half brother Mudarra, son of the Lord of Lara and a Moorish Lady; "one of the most romantic (stories) in Spanish history" (Ticknor). Each etching contains below a parallel Spanish and Latin explanatory text. Tempesta was an Italian artist and engraver active the later part of the 16th century and first quarter of the 17th; his style is strongly marked by the Mannerism and later the Baroque, he worked under Vasari in the decoration of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Vaenius was a Belgian artist and humanist, famous for his production of emblem books -some of which have come to be known as masterpieces of the 17th century book illustration-, and for having been the teacher to Peter Paul Rubens. Provenance: binding inscribed "Libres de deffin gravee 135 nº-66 estampes"; engraved bookplate on front pastedown from Mailly, also with manuscript ownership inscription to title. Palau 87773. Peeters-Fontainas 1331. Funck 404. Simoni (BL London) V-25. Illustr.

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         Comentarios de las cosas en los Paises Baxos de Flandes, desde el ano de mil y quinientos y noventa y quatro, hasta el de mil y quinientos y nouenta y ocho

      First edition. A contemporary war chronicle, and a relevant source for the history of the Low Countries and the war with Spain, written in the form of an autobiographical account, thus not engaging in historic remarks, but based in the experiences of the author, a soldier in the war, although a brief historic overview of the events leading to the war is given. The illustration comprises a full page portrait of the author standing in armor, with his shield against a tree, signed by the cipher FND(?), and woodcut arms on title page. His personal approach to the work is outlined in the last chapter "Y porque estos misescritos, o comentarios, no son mas que unas breves memorias de lo que vi y alcance a saber del tiempo en que milite en la guerra de Flandes, y va escrito mas como soldado que como historiador" (CLVII pp. v158-159). Cabrera de Cordoba would later use this book for the confection of his chronicle (1619), relying considerably on the un-biasness of a soldier who only wrote on his own experience, rather than with ideological positions taken, as earlier chroniclers such as Ulloa and Cornejo. Provenance: Libreria Roque Pidal; Isidoro Fernandez, bookplate on front pastedown. Palau, 366877. The Pelican and its Ungrateful Children: The Construction and Evolution of the Image of Dutch Rebelliousness in Golden Age Spain. In: The Journal of Early Modern History, vol. 11, nr. 4-5 (2007), p. 285-302.

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         Elegantiae Latini sermonis. [On the part-title for part 2, under "Aloisae Sigeae":] Satyrae sotadicae, de arcanis amoris et veneris, ...[The Netherlands? ca. 1750?]. 12mo. With a title-page that looks more like a half-title and gives the impression that the book is a collection of sermons by Meursius, and a part-title for part 2 that gives the author's female pseudonym and the true title. Boards (ca. 1900), covered with paste-paper. Untrimmed.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 copies?); cf. Gay-Lemonnyer III, 218-19 (other eds.); Kearney, The private case 363-408 (idem); Rose, Register of erotic books 4240-80 (idem). Rare edition, in the original Latin, of a famous erotic prose dialogue by Nicolas Chorier (1612-1692), recounting the sexual initiation of Ottavia, an innocent but intensely motivated young girl. Chorier first published it in Latin in the 1660s under the pseudonym "Aloisia Sigea" and claimed it was translated by Johannes Meursius from a Spanish manuscript. It went through numerous editions and was translated into several European languages, including Dutch, English, French and German. This "vastly dilated and wholly libidinous parody of women's educational aspirations" (Turner) had a profound influence on European erotic literature. The title-page, which looks more like a half-title, was probably intended to hide the true nature of the book, making it appear to be a collection of sermons by Meursius. This title is found already on editions thought to date from ca. 1680. The part-title for the second part gives the pseudonym and title used for the earliest and many later editions.With library stamp, flyleaf with manuscript note in German on Chorier, some soiling. Overall in good condition.

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         The Temple of Diana At Ephesus & (2) The Dismantling of the Colossus At Rhodes and Replacing With The New. & (3). Alexander In Battle With Darius and (4) The City of Semiramidis.

      1612 - A set of 4 Etched copper engravings c1612 (no later than 1625). Depicting: (1) The Temple of Diana At Ephesus. + (2) The Dismantling of the Colossus At Rhodes and Replacing With The New. + (3). Alexander In Battle With Darius and (4) The City of Semiramidis and Building its walls from boats on the Euphrates. Condition; Light age spots in two places on one image, although hardly noticed, light creasing at corners and odd minor age faults commensurate with age. Trimmed but with 4 margins, tipped onto later 19th century soft card at top edges. Very Good+. Uniform size: 22 x 28.5 cm. *They seem to be numbered 2, 3, 4 and IV, so perhaps part of a different series? the legends or titles beneath the scenes are in Latin. **An artist now known for his prints and printmaking his works are held in The Metropolitan Museum in NY in the Elisha Whittlesy Collection, The National Academy in Rome and the Spanish National Archive among others. Peter Paul Rubens was a pupil of his in 1580. Guaranteed all genuine.

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         RACCOLTA D'ALCUNE RIME di scrittori mantovani fatta per Eugenio Cagnani. Con una lettera cronologica et altre prose, et rime dello stesso...

      Osanna, 1612. in-4, pp. 214, (2), leg. p. pergamena rigida del XVIII secolo, dorso a nervetti con tassello e titolo in oro, tagli spruzzati. L'opera è divisa in cinque parti, ciascuna con fontespizio proprio. Sui titoli stemma di Francesco Gonzaga, duca di Mantova e dedicatario dell'opera. Numerosi capilettera, testatine e finalini in legno. Rara edizione originale. La raccolta si apre con una interessantissima Lettera cronologica, dedicata a Francesco Gonzaga, in cui l'autore rivive tutta la cultura rinascimentale mantovana favorita dal meceneatismo dei Gonzaga. Vi si fanno le lodi del Folengo, del Castiglione, del Tasso, dei Capilupi, ma vi sono anche menzionati giuristi, retori e storici. Viene inoltre ricordato l'insegnamento del Pomponazzi e la rappresentazione dell'Orfeo di Monteverdi. Il volume comprende poi due trattatelli in prosa (Dell'amicizia e Contro il vizio dell'ingratitudine), le Rime dell'autore e, infine, quelle dei poeti-artigiani (calzolaio, libraio, venditore di cipolle, venditore di ferrarezza ed altri non specificati). Queste ultime si è creduto a lungo scritte dal Cagnani stesso, ma "Carlo D'Arco dimostrò in seguito l'esistenza di ciascuno degli artigiani compresi nella raccolta, e si preferisce tuttora credere che l'attribuzione dei testi agli occasionali poeti menzionati dal Cagnani possa avere qualche probabilità, anche se le poesie degli artigiani non si discostano in nulla, per stile e riferimenti culturali, da quelle del raccoglitore" (D.B.I., XVI, p. 301, a cura di C. Mutini). "Il Cagnani fu poeta elevato, rimatore prezioso e sicuro, versificatore assai piacevole, tanto che i suoi versi possono interessare ed essere ammirati anche oggi, per una loro finezza di espressione ed anche per una non caduca preziosità di ispirazione. Ma Cagnani va più in là: egli non scrive versi fine a sé stessi, ma tenta -pur in un ambito ristretto- una innovazione di forme che si riallaccia a tutta una tradizione culturale, non certo di poco conto. Il suo nome rimane a giusto titolo, e ben degnamente, nella storia della letteratura mantovana del Cinquecento" (L. Corveja, Un delicatissimo poeta cinquecentesco: Eugenio Cagnani. Quando anche i Ministri delle Finanze componevano, in: "La reggia", a. VIII, n. 2, Mantova, maggio 2000, pp. 9-11). E. Cagnani (1577-1614), poeta ed erudito mantovano, ricoprì diversi importanti incarichi presso la corte della sua città natale. Tesoriere generale e segretario, fu spesso inviato in missioni diplomatiche e politiche. "Nel suo complesso, quindi, si può ben dire come Eugenio Cagnani sia stato certamente una delle figure più interessanti e di maggiore spicco della corte gonzaghesca ai tempi di Vincenzo Gonzaga" (L. Corveja, op. cit.). ICCU, IT\ICCU\MODE\020407. BL 17th Century Italian Books, 167. Libreria Vinciana, 2356 ("Opera ignota alle maggiori bibliografie"). S.P. Michel, Repertoire des ouvrages imprimés en langue italienne au XVII siècle conservés dans les bibliothèques de France, Paris, 1968, II, p. 12. Splendida copia. [152]

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         Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes. Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d’Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, ju

      Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4; [18] leafs, 571 [+1] pages, [12] leafs, bound in speckled begining C 19th calf, boards tooled with gilt floral border, spine with five raise bands, stampled in gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. One of the first two original editions published in 1612, the other was released by "Jean Berjon". Our copy contains, facing the title page, a folding engraving: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat" signed by Crespin. According to Grillot de Givry, the original of this representation was a lost painting by Bartholomaeus Spranger. De Lancre's work is a core text of the french witchcraft. Not only that it contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches' Sabbath that survives (almost one third of the work describes the Sabbath in elaborated detail), but it is also crucial to understanding the historical context of the great witchcraft persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is the more important considering that the original trial records on which it is based were destroyed in the 18th century, so that it remains as a singular witness to the prosecution. Magistrate of the Bordeaux Parlement, Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) was charged by Henri IV with conducting a famous witch hunt in 1609 in Labourd, in the Basque region of France situated in the extreme southwest bordering Spain and Navarre. Here, over four months he sentences to death several dozen persons. The account of his criminal investigation laid the foundations for the anthropology of the Basque Country for three centuries. The book contains also a precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for sins of witchcraft hold by the Spanish Inquisition in the city of Logrono on 7 and 8 november 1610. A lot of other topics are also covered, such as witches transformation, the Sabbath feast, Satan's coupling with witches, lycanthropy, the witches' mark, healing through illicit means or the pact with the devil. Modern research has established that De Lancre's standpoint is not so much that of a witchcraft theorist (as in the case of his contemporaries Bodin or Del Rio) but rather that of the ethnographer. He was married to the grand-niece of Montaigne.A remarkable well preserved copy of this extremley rare and weird work, very clean inside in a magnificent binding (minor restoration expertly done at spine). Photos available on request.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4 de [18] feuillets, 571 [+1] pages, [12] feuillets, reliure du début du XIXe siècle veau porphyre, petite dentelle, dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, pièce du titre rouge, tranches rouges. Notre exemplaire contient en tête une grande gravure en tailledouce signée de Crespin et repliée: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat".Pierre de Lancre, érudit et homme de cour, était conseiller au parlement de Bordeaux, quand il fut envoyé par Henri IV dans le pays de Labourd, province du Pays basque français, pour y instruire plusieurs procès en sorcellerie. Selon Pierre Larousse, "il fit infliger des tortures atroces à tous ces malheureux et en fit brûler vifs plus de cinq cents qui, à la suite des tortures, s"étaient reconnus coupables de magie et de sorcellerie". Le ''Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges'' qu'il publia in 1612 lui valut d'être nommé conseiller d'état."Volume assez recherché et peu commun." (Brunet, III, 809); "Livre curieux, l'un des plus recherchés sur les procès de sorcellerie." (Caillet, III, 6064); Dorbon, Bibliotheca esoterica, no 2467, for an incomplete copy of the original edition from 1612, Guaita 461

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         Discorso al Serenissimo Don Cosimo II.Intorno alle cose, che Stanno in su l'acqua, o che in quella si muovono

      Florence: Cosimo Giunti, 1612. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (2) ff, 77 pp, (1), (1) f with printer's emblem. Bound with: [GALILEI, Galileo & CASTELLI, Benedetto]. Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia... Florence, Cosimo Giunti, 1615. (1) ff, (2), 319 [ie 335] pp with numerous mispaginations, (5) including printer's emblem. Bound in contemporary limp vellum with MS title on spine, "Galileo Galilei Opera', internally very fresh, an excellent copy in all respects. A remarkable pairing of two Galileana bound together by a contemporary follower of the power struggle between Galileo and the Aristotelians. The second augmented edition of Galileo's classic on hydrostatics, published the same year within months of the first edition, represents his first published work in physics (Drake, p. 179). The Discorso is hailed by historians of science as having united for the first time two previously separate disciplines: statics and dynamics, resulting in a new science of mechanics, containing his first published statements on the concept of moment, an abstract concept of physical force which has been shown to have dominated his early physical thinking, and contains several first announcements concerning some of his great astronomical discoveries relating to sunspots, the triple form of Saturn, and the phases of Venus. The present 2nd edition contains significant additional text concerning this important concept. The Risposta, one of the scarcest of Galileo's works on the market, contains his lengthy and scathing replies to his critics only a year before his official castigation by the Catholic Church. Two years after the publication of the Sidereus Nuncius which assured his place in the history of science, and after displaying his telescopic discoveries in Rome, Galileo returned to Florence and devoted himself to the study of floating bodies, "the real, intrinsic and total cause why some bodies float and others sink." In the Discorso, Galileo supports Archimedes and opposes Aristotle on the behavior of bodies in water, arguing that the reason some solids sink is the excess of their weight over the weight of water. Employing the concept of moment- "the force with which the mover moves and the floating body resists" -and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo far surpasses the hydrostatic considerations of Archimedes: "The new method enables Galileo to unify statics and dynamics into a new science of mechanics which became the foundation of modern physics" (Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 287). As noted above, the second edition may be distinguished from the first by the additional material contained therein; notably, Galileo drew attention to these additions by printing them in Roman type rather than Italic. Among these additions are Galileo's first announcements of the Sun's rotation period, his announcements of sunspots, and his discovery of the "horns" of Saturn.

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         D? ragguagli di Parnaso. Centuria prima. *** + D? ragguagli di Parnaso. Centuria seconda. UNITO : Pietra del paragone politico. Tratta dal Monte Parnaso. Dove si toccano i governi delle maggiori Monarchie dell'Universo. - Nova aggiunta alla Pietra del parangone (sic). *** + Commentarii sopra Cornelio Tacito. Come sono stati lasciati dall'Autore. Opera non ancora stampata & grandemente desiderata da tutti li Virtuosi. *** + La bilancia politica di tutte le opere .. parte seconda, nella quale si comprendono le osservationi, et considerationi politiche sopra il primo libro delle storie di Cornelio Tacito e sopra la vita di Giulio Agricola. Scritta dal medesimo auttore. Il tutto illustrato dagli avvertimenti del Cavalier Ludovico Du May. UNITO : Parte terza, contenente alcune lettere politiche, et historiche ... ricovrate, ristabilite, e raccomodate, dalla diligenza e cura di Gregorio Leti.

      Venezia, Pietro Farri, 1612, 4to m.pelle mod. (ben eseguita) pp. (20)-478-(2)-(40). Editio princeps. Vinciana, 3561- Graesse I, 456 - Brunet I, 1019 - Gamba, 514 - Firpo, 17. *** + Venezia, Barezzi, 1613, 4to m.pelle mod. (ben eseguita) pp. (20)-453-(3)-(20) Editio princeps. Vinciana, 3561- Graesse I, 456 - Brunet I, 1019 - Gamba, 514 - Firpo, 19. + Cormopoli, per Giorgio Teler, 1615, editio princeps (assai rara). 8vo (antica asportazione di timbro, rappezzata, al frontespizio) pp. (76) + (8). Vinciana, 337 - Graesse I, 457 - Brunet I, 1019 - Gamba, 514 - Parenti, Luoghi falsi, 62. La 'Pietra del Paragone', pur postuma, ? considerata come la continuazione dei 'Ragguagli', una terza centuria. Piantanida e Gamba (op. citate) dicono che 'non ? certo sia del B.' o che 'venne da altre mani impiastricciata'. La questione della 'vera' prima edizione della 'Pietra di Paragone' ? assai complessa; Piantanida propende per questa, altri non si pronunciano e Parenti riferisce di una edizione 'veneziana' apparsa nel 1614. *** + Cosmopoli, G.B. della Piazza, 1677, 4to m.pelle mod. (ben eseguita) pp. (8)-519 due antiche asportazioni di timbri, rappezzati, al frontespizio figurato. Editio princeps. Vinciana, 346 (Si tratta, seguendo Piantanida, che la definisce 'rara ediz. sconosciuta alle principali bibl.' della sola prima parte dell'opera, costituita dalle Osservazioni sopra i sei libri degli Annali di Tacito. La seconda e la terza sono note sotto il titolo 'La bilancia politica ...') *** + Castellana, per Giovanni Hermano Widerhold, 1678, 4to m.pelle mod. (ben eseguita) pp. (22)-272 (ma erroneam. num. 472)-48. UNITO : Ibidem, (40)-319 con capilettera e test. xil. Graesse I, 457 - Vinciana, 347 - Gamba, 514 - Parenti, Falsi luoghi, 45 ( ritiene possa trattarsi di stampa ginevrina). Firpo, DBI 11, 17 la identifica come Chatelaine, borgata alle porte di Ginevra. Interessante 'ensemble' delle opere del Boccalini, in prima edizione per tre volumi, in seconda per il quarto. I quattro vol. (indivisibili) :

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         Sententia dell' Eccelso Conseglio di Diece. Contra Anzolo Badoer cavalier. | Sententie vanden Hoogen Raedt van de Thiene. Teghens Anzolo Badoer ridder.The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1612. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on title-page, 2 woodcut decorated initials (2 series, both arabesque). With the Italian text in italic, the Dutch text in textura and with incidental roman. Sewn in later plain paper wrapper.

      Knuttel 1938a; STCN (5 copies); cf. ICCU: PUVE19213 (1612 Venice ed., in Italian only); for Badoer: Diz. Biogr. Italiani 5 (1963) (on www.treccani.it). First bilingual (Italian and Dutch) edition of a sentence pronounced by the government of the Venetian Republic (the Consiglio dei Dieci or Council of Ten) on 21 April 1612, declaring Anzolo Badoer (in absentia) a traitor, stripping him of his knighthood, confiscating his property, banishing him from the city and the Republic's territories and sentencing him to be hanged, in the original Italian with a parallel Dutch translation. It also offers a reward for his capture dead or alive (4000 ducats if captured in the Republic and 6000 ducats if captured abroad). Anzolo or Angelo Badoer (1565- 1630) was the eldest son of Alberto Badoer (1540-1592), who had served as Venetian ambassador to Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and Rome until his premature death. Anzolo succeeded to his father's knighthood and followed him into diplomatic service as Venetian ambassador to France from 1602 until he came into conflict with the Council of Ten in 1607.With a large "9" on the title-page in red pencil. In very good condition. An important document of dramatic intrigues, here published with a Dutch translation.

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         [Letter to M[adam]e la Duchelle d'Avegry[?]]. [Paris, December? 1703]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). Autograph letter in French, signed, written in dark brown ink in a Latin hand on paper.

      For Verjus and his role in the missions of the Far East, see: Frederik Vermote, The role of urban real estate in Jesuit finances and networks between Europe and China, 1612-1778, doctoral thesis, University of British Columbia (Vancouver 2013). Signed autograph letter written by Antoine Verjus (1632-1706), Parisian Jesuit procurator for the Indian and Chinese missions from 1678 to 1702 and, on the evidence of the present letter still in 1703. He reports on various Jesuits who have left for China, notes the importance of the work and the honour it has brought to others (explicitly noting the Duchess of Alba), and appears to be seeking patronage. In the 1690s Verjus had corresponded with Leibniz and helped him establish contacts in China. He spent much of his career attempting to establish a safer and more reliable connection between Europe and China. He distrusted the motives of his colleagues in other European countries, even fellow Jesuits, and succeeded in diverting funding for missions from Lisbon to Paris. He found much support in Germany, however, especially the Prince-Bishop of Münster, Ferdinand von Fürstenberg. "Verjus' correspondence ... illustrates his pivotal role in reshaping Jesuit transport and communication networks." (Vermote p. 32). The letter was formerly folded horizontally and vertically, probably for sending, and one corner is slightly damaged with no loss of text. In very good condition. An important primary source on French Jesuit missionary work in China and it financing.

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         Elegantiae Latini sermonis. [On the part-title for part 2, under "Aloisae Sigeae":] Satyrae sotadicae, de arcanis amoris et veneris, .[The Netherlands? ca. 1750?]. 12mo. With a title-page that looks more like a half-title and gives the impression that the book is a collection of sermons by Meursius, and a part-title for part 2 that gives the author's female pseudonym and the true title. Boards (ca. 1900), covered with paste-paper. Untrimmed.

      - KVK & WorldCat (3 copies?); cf. Gay-Lemonnyer III, 218-19 (other eds.); Kearney, The private case 363-408 (idem); Rose, Register of erotic books 4240-80 (idem). Rare edition, in the original Latin, of a famous erotic prose dialogue by Nicolas Chorier (1612-1692), recounting the sexual initiation of Ottavia, an innocent but intensely motivated young girl. Chorier first published it in Latin in the 1660s under the pseudonym "Aloisia Sigea" and claimed it was translated by Johannes Meursius from a Spanish manuscript. It went through numerous editions and was translated into several European languages, including Dutch, English, French and German. This "vastly dilated and wholly libidinous parody of women's educational aspirations" (Turner) had a profound influence on European erotic literature. The title-page, which looks more like a half-title, was probably intended to hide the true nature of the book, making it appear to be a collection of sermons by Meursius. This title is found already on editions thought to date from ca. 1680. The part-title for the second part gives the pseudonym and title used for the earliest and many later editions.With library stamp, flyleaf with manuscript note in German on Chorier, some soiling. Overall in good condition.

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         Elegantiae Latini sermonis. [On the part-title for part 2, under "Aloisae Sigeae":] Satyrae sotadicae, de arcanis amoris et veneris, ...[The Netherlands? ca. 1750?]. 12mo. With a title-page that looks more like a half-title and gives the impression that the book is a collection of sermons by Meursius, and a part-title for part 2 that gives the author's female pseudonym and the true title. Boards (ca. 1900), covered with paste-paper. Untrimmed.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 copies?); cf. Gay-Lemonnyer III, 218-19 (other eds.); Kearney, The private case 363-408 (idem); Rose, Register of erotic books 4240-80 (idem). Rare edition, in the original Latin, of a famous erotic prose dialogue by Nicolas Chorier (1612-1692), recounting the sexual initiation of Ottavia, an innocent but intensely motivated young girl. Chorier first published it in Latin in the 1660s under the pseudonym "Aloisia Sigea" and claimed it was translated by Johannes Meursius from a Spanish manuscript. It went through numerous editions and was translated into several European languages, including Dutch, English, French and German. This "vastly dilated and wholly libidinous parody of women's educational aspirations" (Turner) had a profound influence on European erotic literature. The title-page, which looks more like a half-title, was probably intended to hide the true nature of the book, making it appear to be a collection of sermons by Meursius. This title is found already on editions thought to date from ca. 1680. The part-title for the second part gives the pseudonym and title used for the earliest and many later editions.With library stamp, flyleaf with manuscript note in German on Chorier, some soiling. Overall in good condition.

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         Pezaro (Italy)

      Published between 1572-1612, from Civitates orbis terrarum - A detailed hand colored engraved map of Pesaro, Italy by Braun and Hogenberg. Overall very good condition with dimensions of 16"x21.75". Foxing and staining throughout, repair to right corner, repairs along middle crease, sections of paper missing from the crease.

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         Il Tesoro della Sanità. Nel qual s'insegna il modo di conservar la sanità, & prolungar la vita, et si tratta della natura de' cibi, & de' remedij de' nocumenti loro

      [Giovanni Domenico Tarino], 1612. In-16° (126x87mm), pp. (32), 480, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica al frontespizio. Testatine, finalini e capilettera ornati in xilografia. Indice preliminare. Normali bruniture. Bell'esemplare. Rara edizione torinese di questo trattato sugli effetti del cibo e del vino sulla salute, pubblicato per la prima volta in latino a Pesaro nel 1565 col titolo "De bonitate et vitio alimentorum"; la prima edizione in volgare apparse invece a Roma nel 1586. Il trattato discorre dei più svariati alimenti: i frumenti, i vegetali, le carni, pesci, i condimenti, i vini.Castore Durante (Gualdo Tadino, 1529-Viterbo, 1590), fu medico e studioso di botanica. Cfr. Westbury, 83. Paleari, 267. Simon, Gastr., 537. Vicaire, 303. B.I.N.G., n. 741 e sgg. Simon, Bacch., II, 201 e Addenda n. 4. Oberlé, 73.

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         Animalium quadrupedum omnis generis verae et artificiosissimae delineationes in aes incisae et edita ab Adriano Collardo.

      - Antwerpen, [ca. 1612]. Oblong 8vo (18.8 x 12.4 cm). 19 beautiful contemporarily hand-coloured engravings including the engraved title page depicting Orpheus charming and taming the birds and beasts of the forest. All are mounted on contemporary paper and nicely framed in five sections in a tortoise-shell setting.l An exceptional suite in a contemporary coloured state. Of the 19 plates, only 2 have the normally present numbering and engraved signature: "Adrian. Collaert fecit et excud". The other 16 are most probably some sort of proof prints before letters and numbers, which is very unusual and completely unknown in any bibliography; the leading expert, Sam Segal, whom we consulted, also knew nothing of it. He also confirmed the contemporary colouring, all done in the same brilliant hand. Nissen quotes an engraved title and 19 engravings; therefore we are lacking one plate only, which makes this an almost complete set of the already very rare suite of the animalium. The plates depict men (mostly in hunting scenes), apes, cows, bulls, horses, lions, dogs, camels, goats, deer, pigs, elephants, wolves, rhinoceroses, a chameleon, etc. - one of the nicest sets of engravings on animals from this great Flemish artist. A few plates with an old, small, repaired tear and one with a tiny damaged spot in the image, some of the mounts with old paper repairs, but overall in very good condition, with great vibrant colouring, some heightened with gold. Nissen ZBI, 924; Wood 293. Bridson & White, Animal and Anatomical Illustration in Art & Science, D61 only quotes numbered and signed suites of prints. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie. Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes. Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d’Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, ju

      Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4; [18] leafs, 571 [+1] pages, [12] leafs, bound in speckled begining C 19th calf, boards tooled with gilt floral border, spine with five raise bands, stampled in gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. One of the first two original editions published in 1612, the other was released by "Jean Berjon". Our copy contains, facing the title page, a folding engraving: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat" signed by Crespin. According to Grillot de Givry, the original of this representation was a lost painting by Bartholomaeus Spranger. De Lancre's work is a core text of the french witchcraft. Not only that it contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches' Sabbath that survives (almost one third of the work describes the Sabbath in elaborated detail), but it is also crucial to understanding the historical context of the great witchcraft persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is the more important considering that the original trial records on which it is based were destroyed in the 18th century, so that it remains as a singular witness to the prosecution. Magistrate of the Bordeaux Parlement, Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) was charged by Henri IV with conducting a famous witch hunt in 1609 in Labourd, in the Basque region of France situated in the extreme southwest bordering Spain and Navarre. Here, over four months he sentences to death several dozen persons. The account of his criminal investigation laid the foundations for the anthropology of the Basque Country for three centuries. The book contains also a precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for sins of witchcraft hold by the Spanish Inquisition in the city of Logrono on 7 and 8 november 1610. A lot of other topics are also covered, such as witches transformation, the Sabbath feast, Satan's coupling with witches, lycanthropy, the witches' mark, healing through illicit means or the pact with the devil. Modern research has established that De Lancre's standpoint is not so much that of a witchcraft theorist (as in the case of his contemporaries Bodin or Del Rio) but rather that of the ethnographer. He was married to the grand-niece of Montaigne.A remarkable well preserved copy of this extremley rare and weird work, very clean inside in a magnificent binding (minor restoration expertly done at spine). Photos available on request.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4 de [18] feuillets, 571 [+1] pages, [12] feuillets, reliure du début du XIXe siècle veau porphyre, petite dentelle, dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, pièce du titre rouge, tranches rouges. Notre exemplaire contient en tête une grande gravure en tailledouce signée de Crespin et repliée: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat".Pierre de Lancre, érudit et homme de cour, était conseiller au parlement de Bordeaux, quand il fut envoyé par Henri IV dans le pays de Labourd, province du Pays basque français, pour y instruire plusieurs procès en sorcellerie. Selon Pierre Larousse, "il fit infliger des tortures atroces à tous ces malheureux et en fit brûler vifs plus de cinq cents qui, à la suite des tortures, s"étaient reconnus coupables de magie et de sorcellerie". Le ''Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges'' qu'il publia in 1612 lui valut d'être nommé conseiller d'état."Volume assez recherché et peu commun." (Brunet, III, 809); "Livre curieux, l'un des plus recherchés sur les procès de sorcellerie." (Caillet, III, 6064); Dorbon, Bibliotheca esoterica, no 2467, for an incomplete copy of the original edition from 1612, Guaita 461

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        Globus Coelestris

      Amsterdam 1612 - Carta geografiaca tratta dal "Tabularum Geographicarum contractarum" di Petrus Bertius, edizione latina del 1616. L'opera contiene 219 carte che illustrano questa nuova versione della geografia del Bertius, per la prima volta pubblicata nel 1600 con le carte di Barent Langenes e Cornelis Claesz. Le carte derivano dal grande Mercator/Hondius atlas, delle quali molte rappresentano una semplice riduzione. Incisione in rame, carta leggermente brunita, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. A superior rival to the pocket Ortelius atlas appeared about 1598, under the imprint of Barent Langenes and Cornelis Claesz. Claesz also published the Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum, edition with texy by Petrus Bertius, in 1600. After the death of Cornelis Claesz in 1609, Jodocus Hondius II became the new publisher of the work, composed by 7 parts in 1, with engraved title-page and 220 full-page engraved maps in text. All the maps were newly engraved and slightly larger in size, because Hondius was not able to acquire the original plates. With the new plates the work was definitely improved and enjoyed a growing demand of the public, which at that time had the choice between the Atlas Minor by Mercator and Bertius' Tabularum Geographicarum. The 219 plates, with the oval world map appearing twice, were produced to illustrate a new version of the geography of Bertius, published in 1616. According to King, their correct attribution is by Hondius, after Mercator and Hondius, taken from Bertius, who was only responsible for revising his text again. Copperplates, in very good conditions. Dimensioni 135 100mm

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