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        Emblemata, Emblèmes chrestienes et morales. Sinne-Beelden streckende Tot Christelicke BedenckingHe, ende Leere der Zedicheyt

      1625 - Rotterdam, Pieter Van Waesberge, 1625. 4 parties en un volume in-4, titre-front, (58) ff. dont un portrait et 25 emblèmes ; (3) ff., 48 pp., vignette sur le titre, 1 emblème ; (2) ff., 50 ff., 25 emblèmes ; (5) ff., 55 ff., (2) ff., vignette sur le titre, 5 emblèmes, mouillures marginales dans la marge supérieure. Reliure en veau brun granité de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné frotté, petits manques aux coiffes, nombreuses épidermures. PRAZ 368. LANDWEHR (Low Countries) n° 309. Titre de la 2e partie : Sinne-Spel van de Dryhoofdevchden. Onder het speec-woort. -- 3e partie : Emblemata moralia. Les emblèmes morales. De Sinne-Beelden, Streckende tot Leere der Zedicheyt. -- 4e partie : Deuchen-schole ofte Spieghel der jonghe-dochteren. Les 50 emblèmes de forme circulaire sont gravés en taille douce par J. Swelinck. Zacharias Heyns est né vers 1560 ou 1570 à Anvers. Il s'établit à Amsterdam où il exerça les métiers d'éditeur, libraire et graveur. Chaque emblème est accompagné de la devise en flamand et en français. Ceux-ci, souvent pittoresques, s'inspirent aussi bien de la mythologie, de l'Histoire Sainte, font découvrir des animaux étranges issus d'un cabinet de curiosité, mettent en scène des personnages exotiques, mais figurent également des objets et des occupations de la vie quotidienne flamande.Bel état intérieur général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus astrologicus de genetliacorum thematum iudiciis pro singulis nati accidentibus

      RANTZAU Henricus. Tractatus astrologicus de genetliacorum thematum iudiciis pro singulis nati accidentibus. Ex vetustis et optimis quibusque auctoribus. Francofurti, excudebat Nicolaus Hoffmannus, sumptibus Jonae Rosae, 1625. In 16mo; pp.378, cc.15n.nn. con index. Silografie nel testo, tre tavole spieghevoli fuori testo. Pergamena posteriore. Ex libris. Riferimenti ad autori contemporanei come Cardano, Ringelberg, Schooner, ma anche ad astrologi arabi. Heinrich Rantzau or Ranzow (Ranzovius) (11 March 1526- 31 December 1598) was a German humanist, writer and statesman, a prolific astrologer and an associate of Tycho Brahe. He was son of Johan Rantzau. He was Governor of the Danish royal share in the Duchy of Holstein, a rich man and celebrated book collector. His own Tractatus astrologicus de genethliacorum thematum was first published in Frankfurt in 1593. Caillet, 9145: "Un des plus complets des traités anciens d'astrologie judiciaire"; Houzeau Lancaster 4965.

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        THE SPANISH PILGRIME: or, An Admirable Discovery of a Romish Catholicke. Shewing how necessary and important it is, for the Protestant kings, princes, and potentates of Europe, to make warre vpon the King of Spaines owne countrey:

      London, printed by B. A. and are to be sold by Thomas Archer, 1625.. also where, and by what meanes, his dominions may be invaded and easily ruinated; as the English heretofore going into Spaine, did constraine the kings of Castile to demand peace in all humility, and what great losse it hath beene, and still is to all Christendome, for default of putting the same in execution. Wherein hee makes apparant by good and evident reasons, infallible arguments, most true and certaine histories, and notable examples, the right way, and true meanes to resist the violence of the Spanish King, to breake the course of his designes, to beate downe his pride, and to ruinate his puissance. FIRST EDITION 1625, small 4to, approximately 180 x 140 mm, 7¼ x 5½ inches, pages: [12 of 16], 128, 131-136, [2], LACKING AS USUAL THE 2 LEAF DEDICATION AFTER THE TITLE PAGE, collation: A-T4 (-A2 and 3), T4 is a blank, bound in half blue morocco over grey paper boards, small blind stamped crest to centre of covers, gilt rules and blind stamped decoration to spine, gilt title, edges speckled blue. Covers slightly stained, a couple of small chips to paper on upper cover, corners slightly worn, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, armorial bookplate of first duke of Westminster on front pastedown, signature of his son and another inscription on title page, the latter crossed through, small single wormhole starts on title page and continues to page 72, no loss of legibility, 1 top margin trimmed affecting running title, final 4 leaves lightly stained. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking dedication as noted). According to ESTC S118337 the Dedication is usually missing. This is a translation of "Traicte paraenetique", a French translation of an unpublished Spanish original, "Tratado paraenetico", erroneously attributed to Antonio Perez and to Jose Teixeira. The French translator's note is signed "I.D. Dralymont", i e. Jean de Montlyard. The work deals with the history of 16th century Spain and in particular with the rule of Philip II (1554-1598) and his relations with Portugal, France and the church. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le origini di Padova nelle quali si discorre dell'antichità, degl'habitatori, delle memorie illustri della città et della provincia tutta

      appresso Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1625. Cm. 22,5, pp. (4) 182. Bellissimo frontespizio allegorico finemente inciso in rame, due grandi tavole ripiegate f.t. e molte figure xilografiche anche a piena pagina. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con titoli ms. al dorso. Ex-libris Mario Vio Bonato "Labor omnia vincit - 1902". Macchietta al piatto anteriore, lieve alone all"angolo inferiore. Buon esemplare. Importante opera dell'erudito e storico delle antichità padovano Lorenzo Pignoria (1571-1631), di fatto una delle fonti più auterevoli della storia antica padovana. Così Cicognara (II, p. 250, nr. 4068): "Sonovi alcune tavole intagliate in legno poste fra il testo, fra le quali vedesi il Ganimede della Galleria di S. Marco di Venezia, ed altre rare e curiose antichità. Le opere del Pignoria sono tutte interessantissime". Non comune edizione originale. Cfr. anche Iccu; Lozzi, II, 3254; Graesse, V, p. 290..

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        LA GALATEA. Poema lirico con l'allegorie dell'Academico Veneto Sconosciuto.

      s.l. (ma Venezia), s.e. (probab. dal Ciotti), s.d. (1625 ca.). In-16 p. (mm. 162x111), p. pergamena molle coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. 216, compreso il bel frontespizio figurato inc. in rame entro cornice architettonica con figure allegoriche: la Temperanza che resiste ad Amore, Apollo con le nove Muse; in basso la marca dell'Aurora; ornato da testatine, grandi capilettera e finali xilografati. Poema in 16 canzoni con allegorie in prosa. Questa edizione è molto ben illustrata nel t. da 16 belle tavole inc. in rame “di carattere mitologico-amoroso; in quasi tutte è raffigurato il mare, con la costa montuosa e scogli acuminati; le prime 6 ripetono in varia forma il motivo di Galatea che nuota, ora sotto la pioggia, ora col sole splendente in cielo ed il mare popolato di curiosi pesci; in altre appaiono, oltre a Galatea, Aci e Polifemo, vari Ciclopi, Fauni, Proteo, ed altre divinità”. Così Cat. Piantanida, III/IV, 2835. Pregevole "edizione originale" (una seconda ne stampò a Cremona il Belpieri nel 1628). Cfr. anche Melzi, I, p. 13. Fresco esemplare, ben conservato. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Grandezze della citta di Roma antiche & moderne come al presente si ritrouano, adornate con bellissime figure di rame disegniate et intagliate da Iacomo Crulli de Marcucci et dallistesso dato in luce

      appresso Giacomo Mascardi in piazza Nauona, Roma 1625 - Testi e incisioni relativi a: Foro Romano, Foro di Traiano, Foro di Nerva, Terme di Diocleziano, Terme di Caracalla, Arco di Settimio Severo, Arco di Costantino, Porta Maggiore, Arco di Tito e Vespasiano, Arco di San Giorgio, Arco di Domiziano, Colosseo, Anfiteatro di Statilio Tauro, Teatro di Marcello, Pantheon, Tempio in Pace, Tempio della Concordia, Tempio di Giano, Basilica di Antonino Pio, Tempio della Fortuna, Tempio di Antonino e Faustina, Tempio di Giove Statore, Tempio del Sole, Castel S. Angelo, Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella, Piramide Cestia, Campidoglio, Circo di Massenzio, Trofei di Mario, Palazzo Maggiore, Isola Tiberina, Colonna Traiana, Colonna di Antonino Pio, Obelisco di San Pietro, Obelisco Lateranense, Obelisco Esquilino, Obelisco di Santa Maria del Popolo, Obelisco di San Mauto, Obelisco nel Giardino de' Medici, Obelisco Mattei (di Villa Celimontana), Colonna di Santa Maria Maggiore, Facciata della Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Scala Santa, Palazzo Pontificio di San Pietro, Quirinale, Collegio Romano, Sapienza, Palazzo della Cancelleria, Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo Borghese, Villa Borghese, Villa Medici, Giardino de' Mattei, Fontana di S. Pietro al Montorio, Fontana di Terme, Fontana di S. Pietro in Vaticano, Piazza Navona. c.c. (2) + 57 + (1) interamente illustrato con incisioni p. 115x165mm

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        Opuscoli Morali di Plutarco cheronese filosofo & historico notabilissimo. Copiosi di necessarij precetti da essere essequiti da Prencipi, da Popoli, da Sacerdoti, da Laici, da Padri, da Figliuoli, da Mariti, da Mogli, da Padroni et da Servi. Tradotto in volgare da MarcAntonio Gandino et da altri Letterati... con due tavole, una delli Opuscoli, & l'altra delle cose più Notabili

      Gio. Battista Combi, 1625. in folio antico (cm 30x20), pp. 2 b., 16 nn., 376; 20 nn., 399, 3 b.; p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro su tass. al ds., tagli blu; 2 front. con grande vignetta barocca di cui il 1° in rosso e nero, alcune testatine e vari capil., testo su 2 colonne. Opera molto apprezzata per la varietà e l'importanza degli argomenti; dedica al Priore Giovanni Ferro; alcuni forellini di tarlo alle prime 3 c. che non interessano il testo, qc. sporadica fior. ma buon esemplare ben conservato e con carta forte. 300/34.

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        Carta de Lelio Peregrino a Stanislao Borbio, Privado del Rey de Polonia.

      En Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1625. - in-4. (2ff.blancs). 4ff. 19ff. chiffrés. 1f. Cartonnage postérieur. Edition Originale de ce texte politique sur l'art du gouvernement et l'importance du rôle des conseillers royaux. Pedro Fernández Navarrete fut l'un des meilleurs économistes espagnols de son temps; en 1621 il avait publié ses "Discursos Politicos", ouvrage important qui analysait notamment les causes du déclin espagnol et à la suite duquel fut joint le présent opuscule dans les éditions parues à partir de 1792. Quelques rousseurs et traces de mouillures claires. Très rare. Palau, 89494. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Casp. Barthi Erotodidascalus, sive Nemoralium libri V. Cum figuris Aeneis.

      Hanoviae, Typis Wechelianis, 1625. - in-8. Titre gravé. 5ff. 315pp. 1 planche gravée dépliante. Plein vélin ivoire du temps, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Edition Originale de la première traduction latine du fameux roman espagnol "Diana Enamorada" (1564), "charmante suite de la 'Diane' de Montemayor, fort supérieure, contre l'usage, au livre qui lui a donné naissance" (Nodier). Cette traduction est due à l'érudit allemand Caspar von Barth (1587-1658), savant fantasque qui avait conçu le projet (resté inachevé) de donner une anthologie latine de la littérature universelle. L'un des artisans de la diffusion des romans espagnols dans les pays protestants, il avait déjà publié l'année précédente une traduction de "La Celestina" précédée par un important commentaire qui constitue la première monographie d'une œuvre littéraire espagnole publiée en Allemagne (cf. Tietz). Cette édition est ornée de 5 belles gravures en taille-douce, l'une d'elles dépliantes, représentant les scènes pastorales servant de cadre à l'intrigue. Papier bruni comme toujours, mais bel exemplaire relié à l'époque en vélin. Cf. Manfred Tietz, "El Barroco aleman y la literatura espanola" in: Barroco (Verbum, 2013). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italiae Nova et exacta Descriptio

      Ausburg 1625 - Insolita carte della penisola, di probabile derivazione mercatoriana. Borri nota che la carta probabilmente è stampata ad Augsburg e che David Custos, la cui firma si legge in basso a sinistra, sia solo il cartografo ma non anche l'incisore. Margine graduato su tutto il perimetro, vascello e rosa dei venti nel mar Tirreno. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Di David Custos, appartenente ad una famiglia di incisori di Augsburg, sono note anche una carta dell'Ungheria, una dell'Austria e una di Prussia. Uncommon map of the peninsula, very likely after Marcator. Borri stated that the map has been printed in Augsburg, and that David Custos has been just the map maker. Copperplate, in very good condition. Very rare. R. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte " (2011), scheda 93 Dimensioni 307 225mm

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        Miaco

      Artist: Montanus Arnoldus ( - 1683) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1669 1625 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: ; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 28 x 78; - description: Beautiful total view of the city of Miaco; -vita of the artist: Arnold Montanus (1625 -1683 ) was a Dutch teacher and author. He published books on theology, history, and geography of both Holland and far-away countries.Montanus, a Latinized form of van den Berg or van Bergen, was born in Amsterdam and studied theology at Leiden University. He became a minister in Schellingwoude in 1653 and in Schoonhoven in 1667, where he also became headmaster of the Latin School.His maps has been published by John Ogilby.

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-BIBLE-Frisius-Hondius-ca. 1625

      - Antique print, untitled. Flight into Egypt. Etching, watermark: coat of arms of Strasbourg (Laurentius I, nrs. 66-67 en 68) Made by Simon Frisius after H. Hondius. Simon Frisius (1580-1629) was born in Friesland and active in the first quarter of the 17th. Century. His prints show a very distinct style and mannerist character. Condition: Very good, impression with large margins. Some old folds and browning. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 8.9 x 7.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.5 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 18.2 cm.

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        Ven. viri Thomae Malleoli a Kempis, canonici regularis ordinis D. Augustini. Opera omnia: Ad autographa eiusdem emendata, aucta, & in tres tomos distributa: Opera at studio R.P. Henrici Somalii è Societate Jesu. Testatur ipse author ex his opusculis nonnulla se anno domini 1441 scripsisse, quaedam vero alia, anno 1456. Edito quarta.

      Duaci (Douai), Balthazaris Belleri, 1625. Titlepage with printer's mark. Contemporary parchment. 8o. (XLVIII) 1040 (47) pp. *old librarystamp on endpaper; on several places in the text old (red and black) underlinings in pen; written title on spine; parchment somewhat discoloured and slightly spotted; otherwise good condition*De Backer Sommervogel, vol. 7 col. 1375-1378.

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        Eréction d?une confrérie du Rosaire. Rome, Marches. - Parchemin manuscrit en latin.

      Rome, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, 14 juin 1625, - 43 x 55.5 cm, encre brune, texte entouré sur trois côtés d?un riche décor floral, orné des armes du Pape Urban VIII et du Cardinal Alessandro Orsini et d?une vignette avec St. Dominique et Ste. Catherine priant la Vierge et l?Enfant, une feuille, encadré (45.5 x 58.5 cm). Eréction d?une confrérie du Rosaire par Seraphinus Siccus (Serafino Secchi), maître général de l?ordre Dominicain, dans l?église de Santa Maria di Casalicchio (Tofe di Montemonaco) diocèse de Montalto (Marches). On attribuait autrefois la paternité de la Confrérie du Saint Rosaire à Saint-Dominique, qui l?aurait instituée lors de la croisade contre les Albigeois. Les dominicains ont toujours eu la charge des ces confréries.Roma, Marche. - 14 giugno 1625. Erezione della confraternita del Rosario nel Santuario di Santa Maria di Casalicchio (Tofe, frazione di Montemonaco diocesi di Montalto). Pergamena manoscritta del maestro generale dell?ordine Domenicano Serafino Secchi per Bernardino Colucci. Testo incorniciato da un?ornamentazione floreale, gli stemmi del Papa Urbano VIII e del Cardinale Alessandro Orsini, e da un?immagine di S. Domenico e di Sta. Caterina in preghiera davanti alla Vergine.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Casp. Barthi Erotodidascalus, sive Nemoralium libri V. Cum figuris Aeneis.

      Hanoviae, Typis Wechelianis, 1625. - in-8. Titre gravé. 5ff. 315pp. 1 planche gravée dépliante. Plein vélin ivoire du temps, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Edition Originale de la première traduction latine du fameux roman espagnol "Diana Enamorada" (1564), "charmante suite de la 'Diane' de Montemayor, fort supérieure, contre l'usage, au livre qui lui a donné naissance" (Nodier). Cette traduction est due à l'érudit allemand Caspar von Barth (1587-1658), savant fantasque qui avait conçu le projet (resté inachevé) de donner une anthologie latine de la littérature universelle. L'un des artisans de la diffusion des romans espagnols dans les pays protestants, il avait déjà publié l'année précédente une traduction de "La Celestina" précédée par un important commentaire qui constitue la première monographie d'une œuvre littéraire espagnole publiée en Allemagne (cf. Tietz). Cette édition est ornée de 5 belles gravures en taille-douce, l'une d'elles dépliantes, représentant les scènes pastorales servant de cadre à l'intrigue. Papier bruni comme toujours, mais bel exemplaire relié à l'époque en vélin. Cf. Manfred Tietz, "El Barroco aleman y la literatura espanola" in: Barroco (Verbum, 2013). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ven. viri Thomae Malleoli a Kempis, canonici regularis ordinis D. Augustini. Opera omnia: Ad autographa eiusdem emendata, aucta, & in tres tomos distributa: Opera at studio R.P. Henrici Somalii è Societate Jesu. Testatur ipse author ex his opusculis nonnulla se anno domini 1441 scripsisse, quaedam vero alia, anno 1456. Edito quarta.

      - Duaci (Douai), Balthazaris Belleri, 1625. Titlepage with printer's mark. Contemporary parchment. 8o. (XLVIII) 1040 (47) pp. *old librarystamp on endpaper; on several places in the text old (red and black) underlinings in pen; written title on spine; parchment somewhat discoloured and slightly spotted; otherwise good condition*De Backer Sommervogel, vol. 7 col. 1375-1378

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        Neuw vollkommentlich Kreuterbuch, mit schönen . Figuren, aller Gewächs der Bäumen, Stauden und Kräutern . eygentlich beschrieben . darinn viel . Artzney vor allerley innerlichen unnd eusserlichen Kranckheiten, beyde der Menschen, und dess Viehes . beschrieben werden . [Jetzt widerumb mit vielen schönen newen figuren, auch nützlichen artzneyen, vnd andern guten stücken, sonderlich aber das ander theil mit sonderm fleiss gemehret, durch Casparum Bauhinum].

      durch N. Hoffman in verlegung J. Dreutels 1625 - 3 parts (or volumes) bound in 2 vol. (the second and third in 1 vol), first title printed in red and black, and all 3 within an elaborate woodcut border, illustrated with some 2500 woodcuts in the text, first title cut down to edge of engraved surface and laid own, inscription erased with some loss of surface and a small piece of the engraving, second title just trimmed at fore-edge and an ownership inscription bleached out, third title trimmed a trifle more, somewhat browned as usual, some water-staining, othervarious but not alarming blemishes including offsetting from the woodcuts in vol. iii, pp. [xii], 642, [56]: [viii], 598, [2, blank]; 202, [48], folio, uniform contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, later lettering pieces on spine, 1 clasp and catch intact, 3 clasps lacking but tabs present, a little soiled but handsome, printed label inside front cover of the Hartland Collection and the stamp of the Gloucester County Library. The last Bauhin edition of this classic herbal (first published in 1588), the first to contain the final third part. Such browning as is evident in this copy is endemic to German books of the first haf of the 17th century: the woodcuts can still be appreciated, and the text is legible. Theodorus (vulg. Dietrich) is commemorated in the pan-tropical genus of flowering shrubs and small trees Tabernaemontana. The Hartland Collection was sold off by Gloucester County Council in the early years of the 21st century, without however any marks of de-accession. The stamps inside the front cover, the label, and the little paper pockets containing typed slips, are the only marks of that previous ownership. (Nissen, BBI 1931; Pritzel 9093; VD17 23:296840M)

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. Newly Translated out of the Originall Greeke: And with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, By his Maiesties speciall commandement. Also contains Genealogies, Two Right Profitable and Fruitful Concordances (1621-1622), also The Whole Booke of Psalms, Collected Into English Meeter By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others, Conferred with the Hebrew, with Apt Notes to Sing Them Withall [King James Bible]

      London: Bonham Norton & John Bill/ Company of Stationers, 1625. Hardcover. Very Good. 7 x 9 inches. Original binding of tooled leather over wooden boards. Text starts with 20 pages about Communion, Baptism, Catechism, Confirmation, Matrimony, & Communion of the Sick, then 42 page Psalm of David and 4 page Godly Prayers, 24 pages of Genealogies (no maps), Old Testament including Apocrypha (1625), New Testament (1624), Two Right Profitable and Fruitful Concordances (1st 1622, 2nd 1621), The Whole Book of Psalms by Sternhold & Hopkins (Company Of Stationers 1623).Condition is Very Good, binding has been professionally re-backed using original leather, front wooden board has a vertical crack, clasps missing, rubbing and cracking of leather at edges, pages are very clean, with some light toning in the margins, part of title page of Concordances is missing (see photo), Book of Psalms at end stops at p. 82 (Psalm 137). Additional photo available. RGRR

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        Purchas his Pilgrimes.

      London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone,, 1625–6. In five bookes… [Together with:] Purchas his Pilgrimage. Together 5 volumes (the supplemental Pilgrimage comprising the fifth volume), folio (330 × 207 mm). Uniformly bound in mid-18th-century calf, rebacked with the original decorative gilt spines laid down, tawny and olive-green morocco twin labels, blind roll tool border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved additional title to vol. I (second issue, dated 1625; usually absent), 88 engraved maps (7 double-page or folding: the Virginia map in volume IV in Verner's state 7, that of China in volume III loosely inserted and on a slightly smaller sheet; 81 half-page in the text), plus the additional double-hemisphere map tipped in at p. 65 in volume 1 (see Sabin, p. 118), numerous illustrations, mostly woodcut, but some engraved. Late 17th-century ownership inscriptions of "Rob. Williams his booke" on title pages of volumes II and III; engraved armorial bookplates of [Sir] Charles Tennant (1823-1906), industrialist, who amassed a notable library at his estate known as The Glen, in Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders. Bindings professionally refurbished, a few light abrasions and shallow scratches, occasional light browning, a few marginal tears, some light offsetting of engraving onto letterpress, a few natural flaws and rust-holes, and the following minor defects: volume 1: H1 lower fore-corner torn away without loss of text, closed-tear in 2C4, old splash marks on 4Q2 (recto and verso); volume 2: old repaired tear at inner corner of 4Y just touching edge of map of Barbaria and Egypt, paper flaw at upper fore-corner of 6F2, paper flaw at fore-edge of 6H frayed with very minor loss to map of "Terra Sancta" on verso, map of Germany (6L3 verso) just shaved to neat line along outer edge, closed-tear in 6Y along lower platemark of map of Europe (but with no loss), small hole in 8P3; volume 4: repaired closed-tear at lower margin of 5V6, paper flaw at lower fore-corner of 6C3 and lower edge of 7D6, printing flaw at edge of map of England (8B2 verso), faint dampstaining and a small stain on double-page map of China. A very good set, with the blank leaf R4 in volume 1 (frequently wanting). First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the engraved title-page (often lacking) dated 1625, the map of Virginia in vol. IV in the 10th state according to Burden, with the whole engraved area present (often trimmed with loss). With the fourth edition of the Pilgrimage, issued concurrently as a supplement, in the usual issue with the first quire reset, the title beginning Purchas (the other setting has Purchase), and the added dedication to King Charles. The fourth edition of the Pilgrimage is usually considered the best; first published in 1613, it gives Purchas's account of the various religions encountered throughout the world. Together, this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith. This is a lovely set in 18th-century calf. "The Pilgrimes (as it is usually known) was the culmination of almost twenty years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It was based in part on Hakluyt's remaining manuscripts, which Purchas had acquired about 1620. (Their subsequent history is unknown.) The result was a four-volume folio that took more than three years to print; at the time of its publication it was the largest book ever seen through the English press. The Pilgrimes combined editing with editorializing to comprise the bulkiest anti-Catholic tract of the age and the last great English work of geographical editing for almost a century. Its four volumes traversed the world from the ancient Near East to the latest English colonies. The first volume comprised the travels of ancient kings, patriarchs, apostles, and others; comparative histories of languages, religion, church government, and 'letters'; circumnavigations of the globe; and English voyages to Africa, Persia, India, and Asia. The second volume extended the collection of travel narratives to encompass Africa and the Near East, while the third covered China, Russia, 'Tartary', Iceland, Greenland, the north-west passage, and the Arctic. Purchas's coverage of European exploration and settlement in the Americas began at the end of the third volume, but made up the bulk of the fourth, which treated South and North America, and ended with English settlements in Bermuda, Virginia, New England, and Newfoundland. Purchas edited oral accounts and manuscripts (many from Hakluyt's papers), translated texts in classical and foreign languages, and reprinted previously published works. His only original contributions came in the form of various editorials scattered through the volumes on, among other things, Solomon's voyage to Ophir, Pope Alexander's bulls of donation of 1493, the 'iniquitie' of papal power, the history of Europe, and 'Virginia's Verger', an ideological justification for English settlement in Virginia in the wake of the Powhatan uprising of 1622. Since the nineteenth century Purchas's editorial methods have always been contrasted unfavourably with Hakluyt's, though his influence (and the European dissemination of his works) were arguably much greater. Unlike Hakluyt, Purchas attempted to construct an argument upon geographical and historical evidence that was cosmopolitan, pan-European, global, and transhistorical. The militantly theological purpose of his works may partly account for the contempt and neglect into which he largely fell in the centuries after John Locke even-handedly advised in 1703 that for 'books of travel … the collections made by our countrymen, Hakluyt and Purchas, are very good'" (ODNB). "Today, Pilgrimes remains an indispensable resource for geographers, anthropologists, and historians alike, providing, among other things, prime sources for the early history of the Jamestown colony, and perhaps the best defence ever composed to justify England's claims to North America" (James William Kelly in Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, p. 985).

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        Purchas his Pilgrimes: in Five Bookes [The First Part, chapters 1-17, bound with The Tenth Booke, from The Fourth Part, chapters 1-17]

      Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, London 1625 - "The first, contayning the voyages and peregrinations made by ancient kings: the second, a description of all the circum-navigations of the globe: the third, navigations and voyages of English-men: the fourth, English voyages beyond the East Indies: the fifth, navigations, voyages, traffiques, discoveries." The First Part, chapters 1-17, bound with The Tenth Booke, from The Fourth Part, chapters 1-17: [32], 186, [8], 1671-1860 p.: tables, in-text illustrations; 33 cm. Signatures: [backwards P]6 a6 A-Q6 R-S4 8a-8q6 (folio). Contemporary calf with remnant of handwritten spine label. Loose maroon cloth wrapped around the volume with "Purchas His Pilgrimes 1625" gilt-tooled over the spine. Housed in a box covered in the same material with the same title on a worn leather label on the spine. STC (2nd ed.), 20509; Sabin, 66683-6. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. There are blank spaces on the pages where the maps were to be included in the First Part, but the engraved illustrations of the Hebrew and other alphabets are present. Includes the extensive sections on languages and alphabets. Also contains descriptions of Japan by Arthur Hatch, and of India by Caesar Fredericke; several accounts of the Kingdom of Ormus; a report of the Amboyna massacre; Jacob Wilkins' account of the taking of the town of Salvador on the Bay of All Saints in Brazil; and travel accounts by Antonio Galvano, Nicolas Trigautius, Gasparo Balbi, Ralph Fitch, Nicola Pimenta, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Robert Shirley, Thomas Coryates, William Lithgow, and Arnold Browne. In Fair Condition: boards are detached but present; lacking much of leather over spine; lacking added engraved title page and pp. 1669-70; first leaves and final leaf are detached, with loss along gutter edge and to a lesser extent to the upper and fore-edges; old dampstaining; a few pencilled marginal notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novelas exemplares.

      Huberto Antonio 1625 - In-8 (167 x 100 mm) de 8 ff.n.ch., 608 pp. ; vélin à rabats, titre à l'encre au dos (reliure ancienne). Rius, I, 233 ; Heredia, II, 2641 ; Salvá, 1747 ; Losada Goya, 189. Rare édition ancienne de l'autre chef d’œuvre de Cervantès. Elle a été établie d'après celle donnée à Bruxelles, en 1614, par Huberto Antonio et Roger Velpio, qui reproduisait sans modifications le texte de l'originale. Les Novelas exemplares, publiées pour la première fois en 1613 à Madrid chez Juan de la Cuesta, connurent, comme le Quijote, un succès extraordinaire et tiennent une place fort importante dans l’histoire de la littérature espagnole. Ce recueil contribua à lancer la mode du "récit espagnol" en Europe. Ce genre était alors nouveau en Espagne; on n'avait guère fait que traduire en castillan quelques-unes des productions les plus renommées de ce genre en italien ou en français. Cervantes peut donc se vanter à juste titre d'avoir ouvert la voie à ses compatriotes, et, sur les conteurs italiens et français, il a l'avantage, diront les critiques de son temps et de siècles qui suivront, que ces opuscules sont d'une moralité plus haute. Ces nouvelles sont espagnoles aussi par les peintures de mœurs; il montre les diverses classes de la société de son pays, sous leurs traits les plus caractéristiques. Cet ouvrage séduisit les plus grands esprits de l’époque et Spinoza, dont la bibliothèque était peu fournie, en possédait un exemplaire de l'édition de Séville, 1627. Rare et recherché, comme toutes les éditions des Novelas, publiées dans la première moitié du XVIIe siècle. Papier un peu bruni, des rousseurs, très bon exemplaire cependant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mediolanenses antiquitates ex Urbis Paroecijs collectae, ichnographicis ipsarum tabulis, recentibus rerum memorijs, varijs ecclesiasticis ritibus auctae et illustratae.

      apud Ioan. Bapt. Bidelli, 1625. In-4° (cm. 23,4), legatura coeva in p. pelle maculata (alcune spellature) con nervi al dorso, fregi in oro ai comparti e titolo in oro su tassello marocchino, tagli spruzzati; pp. [44] 288 [22] [2bb] in ottimo stato, con 1 carta topografica in rame della zona di San Vittore e Porta Ticinese e numerose illustrazioni silografiche e calcografiche n.t. e f.t., bel frontespizio in bordura calcografica incisa dal Bianchi. Elegante Ex libris al contropiatto, una riparazione all'angolo bianco della carta L2 senza alcun fastidio. Prima edizione dell'opera di erudizione del sacerdote milanese morto in occasione della peste del 1630. Cfr. Lozzi 2606; Predari 106; Platneriana 204. Ottimo esemplare.

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        De Republica Anglorum, Libri Tres

      Latin text. This text, "The Most Important Description of the Constitution and Government of England Written During the Tudor Age", was written between 1562 and 1565 and first appeared in 1583. It went through eleven editions in English between 1584 to 1691, four Latin editions appeared between 1610 and 1641 and it was also translated into Dutch and other languages. 239pp; 6cms x 11cms tall with engraved title page

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        Tesori nascosti dell’alma città di Roma con nuovo ordine ristampati & in molti luoghi arricchiti da Ottavio Panciroli Canonico della Cattedrale di Reggio sua patria.

      1625 - In Roma, per gli Heredi di A. Zanetti, 1625. In 8vo; pergamena coeva; pp. (8), 847 + 65 con l’Indice delle Chiese, l’Indice delle reliquie dei Santi, e l’Indice delle Feste et Indulgenze plenarie e perpetue. Cicognara, II, n. 3815: La prima edizione di quest’opera apparve nel 1600, ma con diverso ordine, e non è così pregevole come la seconda: vastissima è l’erudizione, specialmente sacra, di cui è pienissima quest’opera. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ritratto di Ludovico Leoni

      1625 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1625, firmato e datato in lastra in basso. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre per i suoi ritratti di tutta l’aristocrazia romana degli inizi del XVII secolo, il Leoni, romano di nascita, deve il suo soprannome alla città natale del padre, anch’egli pittore di ritratti, effigiato in questo lavoro. Bibliografia: Bartsch 28; Petrucci, Il Caravaggio acquafortista, pp. 35/46. Dimensioni 111x140 Dimensioni

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        Emblemata, Emblemes Chrestiennes, et Morales. Sinne-Beelden streckende Tot Christelicke Bedenckinghe ende Leere der Zedicheyt. WAARBIJ: Sinne-Spel van de Dry Hoofdevchden. Onder het spreec-woort Sic itur ad astra. WAARBIJ: Emblemata Moralia Les Emblemes Morales. De Sinne-Beelden, Streckende tot Leere der Zedicheyt. WAARBIJ: Devchden-Schole ofte Spieghel der jonghe-dochteren. waer inne verthoont wort het verscheel ende d'uytkomste van de deuchdige, zedige ende wanckelbare wulpsche Dochters, Speelschewijse in Rijm gestelt.

      Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge 1625. 4 werken in 1 band, (gegraveerde titelpagina, 1, portret, 12) (99), (6) 48 p., (2) 50, (5) 54 (2) folia. Origineel overslaand Perkament, groot 4° (Vernieuwd schutblad voorin, boekblok licht gebruind, vochtvlek in onderste hoek, 7 pagina's in kopie, mist de franse titelpagina. Geïllustreerd met een gegraveerde titelpagina, portret, 6 gravures en 50 emblematische gravures in de tekst.).

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        Het christelijck overlijden van den doorluchtichsten ende hooghghebooren prince, Mauritius van Nassau, prince van Orangien. Leiden, Elzevier, 1625.

      4°, (28)+35+(1) pag. Papieren omslag, laatste pagina's beschadigd (zonder tekstverlies). Knuttel 3591, Willems 226. Opdracht aan de Staten Generaal, Frederik Hendrik en Ernst Casimir.

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        Schreiben mit eigenh. Unterschrift ("AHzFdl").

      Ostheim vor der Rhön, 12. IX. 1625. - ½ S. auf gefalt. Bogen. Folio. Mit papiergedecktem Siegel. An die Grafen Ludwig und Johann Albrecht (1591-1632) von Oettingen: "Unsern freundtlichen gruß und was wir mehr liebes und guets vermögen zuvor, hoch- und wolgeborne graffen, insonders liebe herrn und freunde. Wir haben der herrn abgeordtneten, den vesten Georg Wilhelmen von Schlammerßdorff, auf Dapfhaimb, angehört unnd sein anbringen verstanden, unns auch darauff verhoffentlich zu ihrer satisfaction also erkläret, wie sie aus des von Schlammerßdorff relation mit mehrern vernehmen, unnd verbleiben ihnen mit angenehmer freundtwilliger erweisung beygethan [.]".

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        Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, insectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem ex veterum, recentiorum, propriisque observationibus proponens, figuris variis illustrata.Amsterdam, J. van Someren, 1681. 4to. With full-page engraved frontispiece by J. Luyken, and 60 numbered and 5 unnumbered full-page engravings. Contemporary vellum.

      BMC NH, p. 173; Cole Library 829; Garrison & Morton 296; Krivatsy 1339; Nissen, ZBI 381; Wellcome II, p. 179; Wood, p. 243. "The first general systematic treatise on comparative anatomy" (Garrison & Morton) and a "well known and important early treatise" (Wood). Gerard Blasius (or Blaes; ca. 1625-1692) combined some of his earlier writings as well as those by other scientists into the present work. The section on the anatomy of the dog is especially important. The engraved plates depict animals and parts of animals and are accompanied by an explanation. Engraved ex-libris "Biblioth: Wagneriana" on verso frontispiece, ownership stamps "Whitman", on inside front cover and endleaf; some browning and foxing, plates XXVII, LIII bound in upside down. Good copy with plates in fresh impression.

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        Kunst- unnd Wunder-Buch. Darinnen Allerhand nutzliche Sachen, Wunder- und Kunststücke begriffen. Insonderheit Von Zubereitung der Confecten, von Kochen, Vögeln, Fischen, und Krebsen: Von Küchen- Baum- und Würtzgarten; Von Wein, Essig, und Bier . Als I. Von Zubereitung mancherley Confecten, Fisch, und Vogelfang, Wein, Essig vnd Bierbüchlein. II. Ein vortrefliches Kochbuch . III. Von Pflantzung der Würtz . IV. Probierbüchlein, auff Gold, Silber, Ertz vnd Metall . V. Distillier- vnd Artzeneybuch . VI. Frawenbuch oder vnterricht von den Schwangern Weibern . VII. Malerbüchlein . VIII. Roßartzeneybüchlein. IX. Vnd dann endlich ein Wunderbuch von allerhand . Kunststücken, vnd Magischen Sachen.

      Franckfurt Eifrid 1625 - Uffs new jetzo verbessert, vermehrt, und mit einem nutzlichen Register gezieret. 8°. 4 Bll., 794 SS., 14 (st. 15) Bll. Einband d. Zt. unter Verwendung eines Manuskript. d. 15. Jhdts., 4 Bindebänder aus Leder. Ohne das le. Registerbl. Der Satzspiegel tlw. stark gebräunt u. stockfl., teilw. auch wasserfl., Titel mit teils getilgten alten Besitzvermerken u. Hinterlegungen. Rücken alt ausgebessert u. spröde, Bindebänder erneuert. Weiss 3463 Duveen 536, Ferchl 482, Jöcher IV, 317, Rosenthal 6897 u. Wolfenb. 1496: Einband fleckig und an den Kanten teils aufgeplatzt, Rücken am Kopf mit ergänzter Fehlstelle. Mit gestochenem Exlibris im Innendeckel, Titel mit altem Stempel. Das Kochbuch ist eine überarbeitete "Küchenmeisterey". SCHNURR, Balthasar (von Lensidel) 1572 - 1644. Von Beruf aus Pfarrer bearbeitete und übersetzte er vorwiegend Schriften und Arbeiten anderer. Sein bekanntestes Werk der „Mückenkrieg" von Hans Fuchs d. Aelt. ist eine Übersetzung der „Moschea" ein Gedicht aus dem marokkanischen von Teofilo Folengo. Sein „Kunst-, Haus- und Wunderbuch gehörte zur der Hausväterliteratur und wurde 1615 zum erstenmal gedruckt. Zwischen 1615 - 1676 erlebte das Buch 12 Auflagen. Dritte Ausgabe des seinerzeit sehr beliebten Hausbuches. Enthält Kapitel zu Kochen, Konfekt, Wein, Essig, Bier, Destillation, Arzneien, Roß-Arzneien, Alchemie, Metalle, Planeten, Farben, Maler-Kunst, Traumdeutung, Feuerwerk u. a. "Absonderliche Kochrezepte wie die gebratene lebendige Gans, einen Capaun ohne Feuer zu kochen, Eier in kaltem Wasser zu sieden oder in der Hand zu braten etc. finden sich im Wunder-Büchlein." Laut Harry Schraemli ist es sicherlich eines der kuriosesten gastronomischen Bücher. Deutsch; 0,450 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aussfuhrliches wolgegrundtes, politisches Bedencken, auff das nach jetz wehrende Kriegswesen im Niderlandt: darinn grundtlich angedeuttet unnd erzehlet wirdt, woher der Krieg entsprossen, wie solcher ein anfang und Mittel gefuhrt, und dann endlich wie derselbe zu einem glucklichen End kondte gebracht werden (...). z. pl. [Duitsland?], 1629.

      4°, geheel perkament uit de tijd, 76 pag. Met 3 grote vignetten in houtsnede op titelpagina, eerste tekstpagina en aan het slot. Deel van voorplat mist. Vertaling van Veridicus Belgicus (1625) van Carolus Scribanius of Scribani (1561-1629), r.k. apologist. In de vorm van een dialoog tussen twee Spaanse militairen analiseert hij de oorlog tussen Spanje en de Nederlanden. B1222.

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        Apophthegms New and Old, collected by the Right Honourable, Francis Lo. Vervlam, Viscount St. Alban.

      Printed for Hanna Barret and Richard Whittaker, and are to be sold at the Kings Head in Pauls Church-yard, London 1625 - 12mo. [ii] (title, verso blank), 308pp (last blank). The title within a narrow double-ruled border, text within a wider double-ruled border, leaving a blank marginal column (for notes?). Contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked with the unlettered spine laid down. Hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lacks a preliminary blank leaf? Title-page is slightly off-centre and a little rubbed along its head edge. The text somewhat offset on some pages in the latter third of the book. A good to very good clean copy. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight).

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        Examen Eorum, Qvi Audiuntur Ante Ritum Publicae ordinationis, qua commendatur eis ministerium Evangelii. Traditum Vuitebergae, Anno 1554. Philip. Melanth.

      Titelbl., 198 nn Bll., mit medaillonförmigem Holzschnittporträt d. Autors am Titelblatt. Zeitgenössischer Schweinsledereinband über Holzdeckel auf drei Bünden, Rücken mit Streicheisenlinien u. Verzierung in Blindprägung, Einbanddeckel mittels Streicheisenlinien u. Rollenstempel in Rahmenfelder aufgeteilt, Verzierung mittels Plattenstempel, mit zwei Metallschließen (Schließelemente fehlen), Buchschnitt gefärbt, ohne Vorsatz, Lederüberzug nachgedunkelt und fleckig. Titel- u. Schlussblatt im Falz teilw. eingerissen u. fingerfleckig, Seiten sonst gut erhalten, kaum vergilbt u. fast fleckenlos. Mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand am Titelblatt (Albertus Poss. Anno 1625), sowie einigen alten Anmerkungen u. Anstreichungen. VD16 M 3938 ? weitere Wittenberger Ausgabe des, 1554 erstmals erschienenen, vielfach aufgelegten ?Examen Eorum? des Melanchthon (1497-1560), einer kurz gefassten Zusammenstellung der protestantischen Lehre. Nicht bei Adams u. BM German Books (dort nur Ausg. Haeredes Seitz 1556).

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        De iusto imperio Lusitanorum Asiatico. [.] Ad Philippum IIII. potentissimum Hispaniarum, & Indiarum monarcham.

      Valladolid, Hieronymus Morillo, 1625. - 4to. (8), 190, (28) ff. Title printed in red and black with woodcut arms of Spain. Modern brown calf, gilt spine in five compartments with two red labels. Rare first edition. The principal printed justification of Portugal's imperial claims in the East Indies in the face of the attack posed by Hugo Grotius's "Mare liberum". Freitas's treatise is a powerful refutation of Grotius, claiming that the sovereign has the right to refuse admission of commerce or foreigners to his territory and forbid his subjects all trade and intercourse with them. - Calf somewhat worn. Some minor marginal dampstaining and foxing, with some 20 leaves quite heavily browned. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). Palau III, 275. Not in Kress or Goldsmiths'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apophthegms New and Old, collected by the Right Honourable, Francis Lo Vervlam, Viscount St Alban

      London: Printed for Hanna Barret and Richard Whittaker, and are to be sold at the Kings Head in Pauls Church-yard. 1625. 12mo. [ii] (title, verso blank), 308pp (last blank). The title within a narrow double-ruled border, text within a wider double-ruled border, leaving a blank marginal column (for notes?). Contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked with the unlettered spine laid down. Hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lacks a preliminary blank leaf? Title-page is slightly off-centre and a little rubbed along its head edge. The text somewhat offset on some pages in the latter third of the book. A good to very good clean copy. .

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        Purchas His Pilgrimes [ the Third Part Only ]

      London: Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone 1625 , 1625. Book measures 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Collation, [6]1140pp, 68pp table, 49 pages of large text illustrations, [ Mexico section ]. Lacking 23 leafs in all, v2, x3,Ii,1,Mm3,Ggg,1,2,3,4,5,6,Hh,1,2,3,Iii,4,Sss,2, Aaaa,3,4,5, Bbbb,2,6,Cccc1,6, Eeee,3. Bound in full period or early calf, raised bands, blind rule lines to board edges. Leather has had some restoration. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, a couple of pages worn/chipped on edges,occasional minor mark stain. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound copy. . Small Folio.

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        Jornada dos Vassalos da Coroa de Portugal, pera se recuperare a Cidade do Salvador, na Bahya de todos os Santos, tomada pollos Olandezes, a oito de Mayo de 1624. & recuperada ao primeiro de Mayro 1625

      Rare contemporary Portuguese account of the Dutch conquest in May 1624 of the principal Brazilian city, Salvador da Bahia, a brief victory that was reversed less than a year later by the largest armada ever sent to the Americas. This Dutch attempt to establish a colony in Brazil was the first episode in a 30-year war with the Portuguese and Spanish that had a lasting effect on the balance of European powers and colonial holdings. As Portuguese-language accounts are notably more rare than their Dutch counterparts, Guerreiro's history is a valuable record of the Portuguese interpretation of events. His Jornada was published just 6 months after what has been called the "Day of the Vassals" (May 1, 1625), when the Dutch surrendered to a force of 52 ships and more than 12,000 men; according to Borba, it is "One of the classic source books for the recapture of Bahia" (I.380). The Dutch had long had commercial interests in Brazil, and had established a number of trading networks in the early days of Portuguese rule. However, during the Spanish Captivity of Portugal (1580-1640), a new policy allowed Dutch merchants found in the newly Spanish colonies to be detained. Taking umbrage at this, and convinced that capturing Salvador would not be difficult, the Dutch launched an expeditionary force in December 1623 that included 26 sailing ships, 450 guns and 3300 men under Admiral Jacob Willekens and the notorious Vice-Admiral Piet Hein. Arriving in the Bahia de Todos os Santos on 8 May 1624, the fleet landed a few miles from Salvador. The Dutch troops, under the command of Jan Van Dorth, entered the town early on the morning of May 10, 1624, at which point the Portuguese governor, Diogo de Mendonça, swiftly surrendered. The Dutch victory caused an uproar in Spain and Portugal--King Philip IV vowed publicly that he would personally make the journey to Brazil to retake Salvador (letters from the king are transcribed in chapter 31 of the Jornada). While the king did not personally go to war, thousands of Portuguese vassals rallied under Dom Manuel de Menezes, who joined with the Spanish Armada under the general Dom Fadrique de Toledo y Osório. A massive fleet of 52 ships, 1185 guns and 12,566 men--second only in size to the famous armada of 1588--set sail for Brazil, reaching Salvador on Easter Eve 1625. Reinforcements arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Pernambuco in early April. The Dutch were demoralized and capitulated on 30 April 1625, the day after the Portuguese entered the town. Guerreiro proudly recounts the circumstances and major players involved in both the Dutch attack and the Portuguese victory. Bartolomeu (or Bartolameu) Guerreiro S.J. (1564-1642) published a volume of sermons (Lisbon, 1624), as well as a substantial Jesuit martyrology, Gloriosa coroa d'esforçados religiosos da compenhia de Jesu (Lisbon, 1642). This copy preserves the rare engraved folding plate depicting the Portuguese fleet besieging Bahia, signed by Benedictus Mealius, which is notable for including a city plan of Salvador alongside the ubiquitous depiction of advancing warships. "The Iornada dos Vassalos has for many years been considered a rare work ... Copies containing the plate are rarer still, and this plate, in point of fact, is always very faint" (Borba I.380); in the present copy, however, this plate is well printed and perfectly legible. Borba notes that there are two issues of the Jornada, without remarking on the priority of either. The present copy is the issue with the "taxa" printed on the verso of the title page (reading, "Taxase este livro ...") and sometimes containing an "advertencia" slip pasted on the verso of the "Prologo" or inserted at that point of the text. The "advertencia", however, is not present in many copies of this issue (e.g., the present copy, the BN Portugal copy, the copy of in the Coleção Rodolfo Garcia at the BN Brazil, etc.). OCLC U.S.: Cornell, Catholic University, Brown. Borba I.380; JCB II.192; Rodrigues 1168; Samodães 1472; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1912.2.

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        Africae Antiquae...

      Amsterdam: c1652. Engraved map, uncolored, 375x530mm (21" x14 1/2"), wide margins, cartouche.  Extraneous soft crease in left quadrant, middle crease slightly visible, top edge a little rough, normal aging; otherwise in very good condition. This is a handsome map of northern and central Africa, which presents the source of the Nile coming from lakes Zaire and Zaflin, near the Mountains of the Moon. There are eight Roman seals and two decorative cartouches on the map. The cartouches include Nicholas Blankaart's (1625-1703) name. Blankaart was a professor at Leiden who made maps for Joannes Janisson (1588-1664).

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        Histoire generale de la religion des Turcs. Avec la naissance, la vie, & la mort, de leur prophete Mahomet; et les actions des quatre premiers caliphes qui l'ont suivy.Paris, Jean Guignard, 1632. 8vo. With the controversial half-page engraved portrait of Muhammad. 17th-century(?) vellum, later endpapers.

      WorldCat (9 copies); cf. Atabey 73-74 (1625 & 1641 eds.); not in Blackmer. Second edition of "the most complete treatment of Islam up to its time in France" (Atabey). Written by Micheal Baudier (ca. 1589-1645), historiographer to the Court of France. The book is presented as a history of the religion of the Turks, who controlled, at that time, a large part of the Islamic world, and gives a detailed description of Islam and its prophet Muhammad.Bottom of title-page restored, covering a fraction of a millimetre of the date in the imprint, and a small corner torn off, another corner torn from leaf K3, just touching the text. Further some thumbing, several wormholes and a few water stains. Still a good copy of a classic description of Islam.

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        Bautzen. - Vogelschau der Belagerung. - "Abbildung der hauptstatt Budissin oder Bautzen, in Oberlaußnitz / Wie dieselbe von dem Durchl. hochg. F. und Herrn h. Jo. Georgen Hertzogen zu Sachsen Churfürsten etc. erobert worden".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1625. 24,1 x 31,7 cm (Darstellung) / 31,2 x 38,8 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung betitelt. Im Portratimedaillon des Johann Georg I. von Sachsen mit dessen Namen und Titeln beschrieben. Innerhalb der Darstellung diverse Punkte beschriftet und mit Buchstaben versehen, die in der Legende unten links erläutert werden. - Diese detailreiche Vogelschau zeigt die Belagerung der Stadt im September 1620 (während des Dreißigjährigen Krieges) durch den Fürsten Johann Georg I. und seine Truppen. Hierbei handelt es sich um einen Kupferstich aus dem "Östreichischem Lorbeerkrantz" bei Nicolaus Bellus (Michael Caspar Lundorp) in Frankfurt. - Im Randbereich leicht gebräunt. Entlang der Bugfalte oben und unten kleinere Einrisse. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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