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         The Displaying of the Popish masse : vvherein thou shalt see, what a wicked idoll the masse is, and what great difference there is between the Lords Supper and the Popes Masse: againe, what Popes brought in every part of the masse

      A.C for Company of Stationers 1637 - London, A.C for Company of Stationers, 1637. Small 12mo, pp [4], 331, [1], contemporary yapped vellum, the text block sound and clean but loose, ties lacking, a very good copy, FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, first issue. The second issue states on the title 'and printed in the dayes of Queene Mary' this presumably referring to the rare Basle edition of 1559. His books were banned in England till he and they were restored to favor by Elizabeth after 1560. This scarce republication reflects the anti-Catholic sentiment in England during the reign of Charles I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New

      Printed by the Printers to the U 1637 - Printed by the Printers to the Universitie of Cambridge. 1637. Leather bound hardcover. Minor age toning. Binding tight. Very Good condition. Rare and collectable. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Meditations and disquisitions upon the Lords Prayer

      Printed by Anne Griffin, for Anne Bouler, London 1637 - [8], 213pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, small worm-hole to foot of spine, naive repair to head, lettering-piece detached and chipped. Hinges exposed, recent bookplate pf 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, browning to gutters of O1-2, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block. The revised edition of religious writer and historian Sir Richard Baker's (c.1568-1645) monograph providing an extensive analysis of the petitions of the Lord's Prayer, first printed in 1636. ESTC records copies at six locations in the British Isles (Aberdeen, Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Oxford, and Worcester), and a further six in North America. ESTC S100558, STC 1224. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Institutio Christianæ Religionis

      Genevæ [Geneva]: Jacobum Stoer 1637 - 8vo. (24), 518, (67) ff. Contemporary full calf, rebacked to style, the original gilt lettered red spine label preserved, new endpapers. Very good.

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         Storie della città di Firenze, dall'anno 1410 al 1460. Scritte nelli stessi tempi che accadono, le quali si sono arricchite di postille, e di due tavole, una delle cose più notabili, e l'altra delle famiglie, e casati di Firenze, menzionate in dette storie.In Fiorenza, nella stamperia de' Landini, 1637.

      In Fiorenza, nella stamperia de' Landini 1637 - Cm. 20,5, pp. (44) 128. Bel marchio tip. al frontespizio. Ottima legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli ms. al dorso. Sporadiche e lievi fioriture, alone al margine esterno bianco delle ultime cc. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Domenico Buoninsegni (1384-1466), autorevole uomo politico fiorentino, dedicò gli ultimi dieci anni di vita alla compilazione di questa importante storia di Firenze. Raro e ricercato. Prima edizione, limitatamente alla ultima parte dell"opera; la prima e più ampia vide la luce originariamente nel 1580 (Firenze, Marescotti). Cfr. Iccu; Moreni p.191; Michel, I, 231. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A true journal of the Sally Fleet, with the proceedings of the voyage.

      London John Dawson for Thomas Nicholes 1637 - First edition. Small 4to (17 x 13cm.), [iv], 26, [xviii] pp., folding engraved map, disbound, brown cloth chemise and morocco-backed cloth slipcase, cut close at head of page occasionally affecting headline, map restored at inner margin, withal a very good copy. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, European commerce in the Mediterranean had been bedevilled by the plundering and slave hunting of the Barbary pirates, acting out of Algiers, their principal base, and the coastal towns of morocco. Amongst these the most notorious were the pirates of Salli. In 1635 Dunton was forced to act as pilot in a Moorish pirate ship ("Sally man of warre") which was intending to take captives off the English coast. She made for the Isle of Wight, where she was captured and Dunton released. In January 1636 a fleet of 8 warships was sent on the orders of King Charles I on a punitive expedition to Salli - the author being one of the mariners. The present work comprises a detailed history of their voyage, the successful attack on Salli and the liberation of sever hundred Christian captives. The engraved chart provides a plan of the engagement. Of particular interest are descriptions of the participating vessels (names, tonnage, complement, number of guns, etc) and the list of names of the redeemed captives which identifies the home towns of each in the British Isles. Thus we are provided with remarkable information on the geographic make-up of the British merchant fleet in the first half of the seventeenth century. Atabey 379; STC 7357. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A speech delivered in the Starre-Chamber, on Wednesday, the XIVth of Iune, MDCXXXVII. : at the censure of Iohn Bastwick, Henry Burton, and William Prinn; concerning pretended innovations in the Church.

      London: Richard Badger 1637 - First Edition, second issue with "house" on page 77. [15 (of 16)], 77 pages, lacking initial and final blanks. Modern quarter leather over brown cloth. Grolier Club Library bookplate. Later pen numbering to corners, expunging original numbering in ink. Dampstained throughout. Soiling and gray marks to p. 71. This Star Chamber address was in response to Puritan pamphlets published in 1637 by John Bastwick, Henry Burton and William Prynne. The pamphlets attacked episcopacy and the supposed innovations to religion brought in by Laud and other bishops. The Speech refutes many of the charges of the pamphleteers, and is largely a speech for the prosecution. The central portion is a justification of Laud's policy of placing the Altar back into its traditional position in church, and the superiority of the Eucharist over the sermon. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury during Charles I rule, argued that the Church of England needed uniformity. He covertly favored Roman Catholic doctrines and hierarchy. Autocratic and a zealous enforcer of his beliefs, Laud traveled the country promoting his supporters, sacking Puritans and ordering the prosecution and mutilation of opponents. This resurgence of Catholic sympathies caused a rift within the country. Already imprisoned for his publication of Histriomastix in 1633, William Prynne was tried again in 1637 for the anonymous attack on Bishop Matthew Wren. Bastwick and Burton were concurrently tried before the Star Chamber for other seditious sermons and publications. The puritan martyrs were fined £ 5,000, ordered that their ears be cut off, and imprisoned for life. Prynne additionally, was branded on the cheeks with the letters S. L., signifying "seditious libeller". For this sentence Laud thanked the court. An interesting publication showing the religious disputes that eventually led to the political disintegration of Charles rule. Refs: STC 15307. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lexicon GræcoLatinum Novum. Lexicon Græco-Latinum novum : in quo ex primitivorum & simplicium fontibus derivata atque composita (ordine non minùs naturali, quàm alphabetico,) breviter & dilucidè deducuntur. Cui appendix est exactissimus Græci idiomatis index oper & studio Ioannis Scapulæ. Ad hæc, auctarium extat dialectorum omnium à Iacobo Zvingero Phil. & Med. Basil. in expeditas succinctâsque tabulas compendiosè redactarum. Editio novissima, prioribus omnibus quibuscun[que] auctior, annexo copiosissimo Latino indice Laurentij Martij Palatini ... Huc accessit etiam lexicon etymologicum linguæ Græcæ ... Autore, Ioanne Harmaro ex celeberrima Academia Oxoniensi

      Classical Authors: Londini London Typis T(homæ )H(arperi), T(homas )C(otes), and A(nne )G(riffin,) impensis Iocosæ Norton. & Richardi Whitakeri. Prostant ad Insignia Regia, in Cœmeterio D. Pauli, st. 1637.. Folio; 4 parts in 1:[12] p., 1856 columns, [187] p., 7-190 columns, [241] p.; [4] p., 64 columns; Title page in red and black; the roman numeral date is made with turned C's. titles to each part with colophons. Index Latinus (unpaginated, , ²A-²V) has separate dated title page with excudebat Tho. Cotes in imprint. Lexicon etymologicum linguae Graecae has separate register and dated title page with typis Annae Griffin in imprint. Cotes and Griffin also pr[inted]. sections of pt.1 The colophon to Appendix is dated 1636 Apud Richardum Whittakerum Later [19th century?] diced calf ; six raised bands gilt; marbled end papers, The volume includes Part!:Lexicon Græco-Latinum novum in 1856 columns, plus index; Part 2 : Iacobi Zvingeri ... Græcarum dialectorum Hypotyposis & Apendixeorum Quae Insipso Lexico Commode; Part 3: Index Latinos in Iohannis Scapulæ Lexicon Græco latinum.... Laurenti Martii Palatini; Part 4:Lexicon Etymologicum Linguæ Græcæ ... Ioanne Harmaro Joints with light rubbing; spotting to blank side of end papers; internally generally clean and crisp. rear inner joint starting. Part 2; Appendix : ß1 & ß2 stuck together at inner gutter; ß5 page loose, never stitched in. Part 3 Index Latinus: tear to margin of G4 just touching text with loss to blank margin but not text. Scapula, John, the reputed author of a Greek Lexicon, [..] has his name recorded in the annals of literature, neither on account of his talents and learning, nor for his virtuous industry, but for a gross act of disingenuity and fraud which he committed against an eminent literary character of the sixteenth century. Being employed by Henry Stephen's,[Henri Estienne] the celebrated printer, as a corrector to his press, while he was publishing his "Thesaurus Linguæ Græcæ," Scapula extracted those words and explications which he reckoned most useful, comprised them in one volume, and published them as an original work, with his own name. The compilation and printing of the Thesaurus had cost Stephen's immense labour and expense; but it was so much admired by the learned men to whom he had shown it, and seemed to be of such essential importance to the acquisition of the Greek language, that he reasonably hoped his labour would be crowned with honour, and that the money he had expended would be repaid by a rapid and extensive sale. Before, however, his work came abroad, Scapula's abridgment appeared; which, from its size, price, and obvious utility, was quickly purchased, while the Thesaurus itself lay neglected in the author's hands. The consequence was a bankruptcy on the part of Stephen's, while he who had occasioned it was enjoying the fruits of his treachery. Scapula's Lexicon was first published in 15--, in 4to. It was afterward enlarged, and published in folio.[...] Stephen's charges the author with omitting a great many important articles, and with misunderstanding and perverting his meaning, and tracing out absurd and trifling etymologies, which he himself had been careful to avoid. Dr. Busby, so much celebrated for his knowledge of the Greek language, and his success in teaching it, would never permit his scholars in Westminster-school to make use of Scapula.[ 1 Clark's Bibliog. Dict. vol. IV.*-Balllet Jugemens.Morhoff Poly hist.] Whether it is true that Scapula plagiarized Estienne's great work as the latter claimed cannot be proved, as Craik mentions the Lexicon in fact appeared in 1579, some years after Estienne's great scholarly work published in 1572, nevertheless it undoubtedly had an impact on the sales of the earlier work, and could have helped in the demise of Estienne's business. Craik does not condemn the author as had those in the past and considers the work as a performance of considerable ability.[.....] it has ever since its appearance ranked as one of the most valuable auxileries to which recourse can be had in the study of Greek and has without doubt contributed essentially to the diffusion of a knowledge of that language - a circumstance which makes one learned writer observe that scapula has done as least as much service to scholars in general as he did injury to his master. (see The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 8 page 161-3 By George Lillie Craik). 1 Clark's Bibliog. Dict. vol. IV.*-Balllet Jugemens.Morhoff Poly hist.; George Lillie Craik.The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 8 page 161-3. Classical Authors Lexicon

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         Lexicon antiquitatum romanarum : in quo ritus et antiquitates cum Graecis et Romanis communes, tum Romanis peculiares, sacrae et profanae, publicae et privatae, civiles ac militares exponuntur. Accedit his Auctorum notatorum, emendatorum, & explicatorum Index copiosissimus. Cum figuris in aes incisis. 2 Bde.

      Pitiscus (1637-1727)

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         A speech delivered in the Starre-Chamber, on Wednesday, the XIVth of Iune, MDCXXXVII. : at the censure of Iohn Bastwick, Henry Burton, and William Prinn; concerning pretended innovations in the Church

      London: Richard Badger, 1637-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. First Edition, second issue with "house" on page 77. [15 (of 16)], 77 pages, lacking initial and final blanks. Modern quarter leather over brown cloth. Grolier Club Library bookplate. Later pen numbering to corners, expunging original numbering in ink. Dampstained throughout. Soiling and gray marks to p. 71.
This Star Chamber address was in response to Puritan pamphlets published in 1637 by John Bastwick, Henry Burton and William Prynne. The pamphlets attacked episcopacy and the supposed innovations to religion brought in by Laud and other bishops. The Speech refutes many of the charges of the pamphleteers, and is largely a speech for the prosecution. The central portion is a justification of Laud's policy of placing the Altar back into its traditional position in church, and the superiority of the Eucharist over the sermon.
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury during Charles I rule, argued that the Church of England needed uniformity. He covertly favored Roman Catholic doctrines and hierarchy. Autocratic and a zealous enforcer of his beliefs, Laud traveled the country promoting his supporters, sacking Puritans and ordering the prosecution and mutilation of opponents. This resurgence of Catholic sympathies caused a rift within the country.
Already imprisoned for his publication of Histriomastix in 1633, William Prynne was tried again in 1637 for the anonymous attack on Bishop Matthew Wren. Bastwick and Burton were concurrently tried before the Star Chamber for other seditious sermons and publications.
The puritan martyrs were fined £ 5,000, ordered that their ears be cut off, and imprisoned for life. Prynne additionally, was branded on the cheeks with the letters S. L., signifying "seditious libeller". For this sentence Laud thanked the court.
An interesting publication showing the religious disputes that eventually led to the political disintegration of Charles rule. Refs: STC 15307.


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         Arabic title] Kitab al-Jarrumiyah wa-Mi'at al-'amil. Grammatica Arabica dicta Gjarumia, et Libellus Centum regentium, cum versione Latina, & commentariis Thomae Erpenii. [Bound after:] FABRICIUS, Johann. Specimen Arabicum [ ]

      Leiden: Erpenius, [and] Rostock: Hallervord, 1617 & 1637 - 2 works in one volume, quarto (179 x 133 mm). 18th-century French cat's-paw calf, expertly rebacked to style, two-line blind frames to sides, red edges, marbled endpapers, bound green silk page-marker; the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah reading back to front. Several passages in the Specimen asterisked in the margins in a contemporary hand; frequent lightly pencilled marginalia in French and Arabic to both texts, late-18th or early-19th century. Variable mild spotting and browning, a few small ink-spots and other marks. Kitab al-Jarrumiyah: narrow worm-track to lower outer corners from title to sig. C2, occasionally reappearing but the text never affected, sig. S3 present in uncancelled state (lacking a line of Arabic text recto), the corrected cancel bound in between R4 and S1. Specimen Arabicum: minor paper disruption in gutter ff. 1-3 with loss of half a letter in f. 1 r., small worm-tracks to gutter from title to sig. F4, occasionally reappearing, and to upper margin sigs. A1-4, the text never affected, old restoration to lower outer corners of F3 and R4 (to partial loss of catchwords), lower inner corners of T1 & T4, and Z1 upper outer (to loss of pagination in the latter), extensive tear to S4 sometime repaired, the paper slightly misaligned and the text partially obscured but still easily guessed, small spill-burn to Cc2 obscuring a couple of letters recto. These flaws unobtrusive overall; a good copy that presents well. Engraved title page to the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah; woodcut initial figures and head-pieces. First editions of these two landmark studies of the Arabic language. The personal copies of Pierre Dippy (1622-1709), Maronite dragoman to King Louis XIV of France and chair of Arabic and Syriac at the Collège Royal in Paris from 1667 to his death, the title pages inscribed "Ex libris Pierre Dippy" in a contemporary hand (the name ineffectually struck out), the title of the Kitab additionally inscribed "1654"; both title pages are also inscribed in Arabic, "this is the book of Butrus ibn Diyab al-Halabi [Dippy's Arabic name], dragoman to the King of France, may God have mercy on him", the Specimen further inscribed "and whoever reads this this line, 1673". The Arabic formula "may God have mercy on him" is invariably used only of the dead, and the hand appears to be that of a native, so the inscription was likely added at a later date, perhaps by Dippy's nephew and protégé, also Pierre, who tried to succeed him in the Arabic chair at the Collège, but was outmanoeuvred by Antoine Galland. There are also inked Arabic marginalia to page 13 of the Specimen, and to pages 12, 19, 25 and 115 of the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah, correcting or adding to the printed text in a fluent contemporary hand; the annotation on page 12 of the Kitab is closely trimmed, suggesting that the marginalia predate the 18th-century binding, and are likely to be Dippy's or an Arabist peer's. The second-bound text, the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah, is the first Arabic grammar published in the Netherlands. The work of great orientalist Thomas Erpenius (1584-1624), the first professor of Arabic at Leiden, it comprises his Latin commentary on the Ajurrumiyah, a highly influential medieval Arabic grammar by Moroccan scholar Ibn Ajurrum (d. 1327), together with the second edition of the original Arabic, and the first edition in the original Arabic of another text, the Mi'at 'amil ("Hundred Rules") of 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jurjani (d. 1078), one of the texts which established Arabic grammar (nahw) as a discipline during the emergence of the madrasah. The Ajurrumiyah is "the most widely used primer in the whole history of Arabic Grammar" (Meri, ed., Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopaedia, p. 300), and inspired countless epitomes and commentaries, of which Erpenius's edition was especially important: the first edition, published at Rome in 1592, was printed entirely in Arabic so "was by no means easily accessible to European scholars unfamiliar with Arabic linguistic terminology [Attributes: First Edition]

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         1637 EXQUISITE FINE BINDING Catholic Church Office Virgin Mary Breviary Missal

      Paris: Gabriel Clopeiau, [1638]. 1637 - 1637 EXQUISITE FINE BINDING Catholic Church Office Virgin Mary Breviary Missal An exquisite 17th-century Catholic Church breviary and missal. This example includes the Divine Office of Virgin Mary, and liturgy from the Council of Trent. This book also includes devout prayers and devotional readings marketed as for both Catholics and Christians. This book includes a full-page engraving, engraved title page, and an added engraved arms of the king on the second title page. Item number: #1365 Price: $950 Catholic Church L' office de la vierge Marie : pour tous les temps de l'annee, reforme au S. Concile de Trente Paris: Gabriel Clopeiau, [1638]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 163, 66, 80 o Second title: Devotes oraisons pour tous chrestiens et catholiques ” 1637. • Binding: Decorative leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1365 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nuova Gierusalemme detta la Sacra Basilica di San Stefano di Bologna istoria, & osservationi di don Antonio Casale abbate celestino

      per Nicolò Tebaldini, 1637. in 4°, 24 cm, rilegatura settecentesca in cartone "alla rustica", titolo ben manoscritto e etichetta al dorso, p. (8), 456, (16); frontespizio e testo in cornice silografica, alcune iniziali decorate. Qualche brunitura, restauro di tarlo al frontespizio. Piccolo timbretto privato al frontespizio di 1 cm di diametro

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         Ethruscarum antiquitatum fragmenta, quibus urbis Romae aliarumque gentium primordia, mores et res gestae indicantur, a Curtio Inghiramio reperta Scornelli prope Vulterram..

      Francofurti [Florence], 1637. In-folio, plein parchemin crème, dos à nerfs, titre à l'encre, (18) pp. de pièces limin., 324 pp. Illustré d'un grand tableau généalogique, 2 plans repliés et 2 planches en taille douce. Nombreuses figures sur cuivre et sur bois dans le texte. Soigneuse restauration marginale du faux-titre. Signature autographe au bas du titre : "Francisci Xaverii Guicciardi, Roma 1707". Humidité angulaire à 9 ff. liminaires, infime par ailleurs. Reliure un peu déréglée. Cet ouvrage de l'antiquaire Inghirami (1614-1655) fut à l'origine de la plus grande mystification en archéologie : il prétendit avoir découvert dans les papiers familiaux les traces d'une chronique d'un certain Prosper Fesulanus, ayant vécu vers - 60, et dont on retrouva des preuves concrêtes sur un site étrusque découvert peu avant. Il publia la chronique avec ses observations mais on s'aperçut vite de l'imposture, et l'affaire fit grand bruit.

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         Delitiae poetarum Scotorum hujus aevi illustrium

      apud Iohannem Blaeu, Amsterdami 1637 - 2 volumi, in 12°, 13 cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo manoscritto al dorso, p. 695; 573, (3). Marca (sfera armillare con scritta: Indefessus agendo) sui front. A cura di Arthur Johnston, il cui nome figura nella dedica. Lavoro di tarlo alla congiuntura delle pagine che non tocca il testo, per un terzo del secondo volume, antichi appunti a penna al risguardo del 1° volume. A parte il lavoro di tarlo lo stato dell'opera è molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Senatus mediolanensis.

      apud Heredem q. Pacifici Pontij e Picaleae, 1637. In-4° (cm. 22,5), legatura in cartonato d'attesa con titolo anticamente ms. al taglio inferiore, etichetta al dorso; pp. [8] 275 [7] con registro e marca tipografica in fine, fregi e capilettera in silografia, bellissimo frontespizio architettonico inciso in rame da Cesare Bassano su disegno di Carlo Biffi; lieve alone a due fascicoli (2A e 2B), sporadiche e leggere fioriture. Edizione originale dell'opera storica sulla gloriosa istituzione meneghina, al tempo simbolo di autonomia dal governo dei Re di Spagna. Cfr. Argelati II, 780; Predari 90. Esemplare molto buono.

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         Circulus Arcticus

      [Johannes Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1637] - Copper engraved 92 x 135 mm A beautiful and finely engraved miniature map of the North Pole and the adjoining regions of the Arctic Circle, originally engraved for Petrus Bertius' Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem. The current example was reprinted in 1637 by Johannes Blaeu for his Atlas Minor. The map depicts a putative mountain at the centre of the actual Pole, resting in a sea or lake surrounded by four islands. The northernmost parts of adjoining landmasses are also depicted, including the Americas, Asia, Nova Zembla, parts of Russia, Lapland, and Norway, as well as Greenland and Iceland. The circular border of the map is divided into units of 10 degrees, and the spaces surrounding the map are ornamented with depictions of various polar animals, including a reindeer, an arctic fox, a pair of walruses, two polar bears, and a spouting whale near a pack of seals. The majority of the plates for Petrus Bertius' Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem were reduced versions of those published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Minor. The first edition, published by Cornelis Claes, was published in Amsterdam in 1600, using a suite of miniature maps first published in the Caert-Thresoor by Barent Langenes. Over the next fifty years, the Bertius atlas was issued numerous times in Latin, French, and German, its collection of maps continually increasing with new plates, the majority of which were engraved by Bertius' brothers-in-law Jodocus Hondius and van den Keere. Hondius the Younger's first issue of the Bertius atlas, published in 1616, was an immediate commercial success, and the second edition appeared later the same year. Petrus Bertius (14th November 1565 â€" 13th October 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 he emigrated to France where he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. Bertius published a number of folio maps, but never published an atlas of his own. His maps were either separately published or included in atlases and books by other publishers. Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594) originally a student of philosophy was one of the most renowned cosmographers and geographers of the 16th century, as well as an accomplished scientific instrument maker. He is most famous for introducing Mercators Projection, a system which allowed navigators to plot the same constant compass bearing on a flat map. His first maps were published in 1537 (Palestine), and 1538 (a map of the world), although his main occupation at this time was globe-making. He later moved to Duisburg, in Germany, where he produced his outstanding wall maps of Europe and of Britain. In 1569 he published his masterpiece, the twenty-one-sheet map of the world, constructed on Mercator's projection. His Atlas, sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi, was completed by his son Rumold and published in 1595. After Rumold's death in 1599, the plates for the atlas were published by Gerard Jr. Following his death in 1604, the printing stock was bought at auction by Jodocus Hondius, and re-issued well into the seventeenth century. Willem Blaeu founded the business in 1596. It initially functioned as a globe and instrument makers, but soon expanded into maps, topography and sea charts. The Atlas Novus was Willems great work; a major work which intended to include the most up-to-date maps of the entire world. He issued the first two volumes in 1635, but died in 1638 before the atlas was completed. The running of the business was passed on to his sons Johannes and Cornelius, in addition to the role of the official cartographer of the East India Company. After the death of Cornelis in 1644, Johannes continued the business alone and established his own reputation as a great mapmaker. Johannes completed his father's grand project in 1

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         SWERELTS BEGIN, MIDDEN, EYNDE, BESLOTEN IN DEN TROU-RINGH, MET DEN PROEF-STEEN VAN DEN SELVEN DOOR I. CATS. [Gevolgd door Vierde Stuck:] I. Cats lof-sangh op ht geestelick houwelick van Godes Sone.

      - Voor Mathhisas Havius. Gedruckt by Hendrick van Esch, Boeck-drucker, woonende in ’t Hof, in de Druckerije van de Maeght van Dordrecht. ANNO 1637. Eerste druk. In perkament gebonden. Met platen[ vouwplaat + 2 frontispiece + tekstplaten ] en vignetten. Het boekblok zit deels enigszins los. De Trou-Ringh [drie delen]: 772 pag. + de Lof-sangh: 135 pag. Redelijk goed exemplaar. [ Antiquarisch ]

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         Le Nozze degli Dei, favola... rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle Reale Nozze de Serenismi Gran Duchi di Toschana Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino.; RONDINELLI, Francesco. Relazione delle nozze degli dei, favola alla serenissima Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino

      Florence: Amadore Massi and Lorenzo Landi, 1637. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Two parts in one volume, 4to (236 x 172 mm). Etched title and seven double-page plates by Stefano della Bella after the set designs of Alfonso Parigi. 19th-century half roan, decorated paper boards. Some minor spotting, generally a fine copy. Provenance: purchased from George Staack, 1962. FIRST EDITION of the libretto for the masque celebrating the wedding of Vulcan to Venus. This series of etchings by Stefano della Bella was his first major undertaking for the Medici court, after he succeeded Jacques Callot. It is also the only surviving record of Alfonso Parigi's remarkable designs for the staging of Coppola's opera with choreography by Agniolo Ricci. Coppola, Bishop of Muro, was commissioned to commemorate the marriage of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de' Medici (1610-1670) to Princess Vittoria della Rovere of Urbino (1622-1694) on 8 July 1637. It was the last opera to be held in the Medici court theatres. According to Rondinelli's contemporary description (Relazione delle nozze degli dei), the libretto was set to music by the five principal composers of Florence, who employed counterpoint and entrancing arias, fitted to the beauty of the story. The composers are unnamed, but evidently included Marco da Gagliano and Francesca Caccini (and, according to The New Grove, Jacopo Peri). The music was organized by the poet and composer Ferdinando Saracinelli, a collaborator with Domenico Mazzocchi, who may also have contributed to the music. Berlin Kat. 4116; Brunet II:262; De Vesme 918-925; Lipperheide 2146; Nagler, Theater Festivals of the Medici, pp. 162-74; Ruggieri 795.

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         Wegh-wyser ofte reysbeschryvingh, vertoonende de besonderste vreemdigheden en vermakelijckheden die in't reysen door de koninckrijcken Spanien, Portugael en d'aengrensende landen te sien zijn. Amsterdam, N. v. Ravesteyn, 1650.

      12°, (48)+445+(25) pag. Gebonden in 19e eeuws half linnen. Tiele, Bibliographie, 1201. Geillustreerd met frontispice. Op schutblad stempeltje: Bibliotheek Seminarie Warmond. De voorreden is ondertekend: Martinus Zeyler. In het voorwerk ''t Samenspraeck tusschen Philemon en Pudens aengaende het reysen', door Jacob Cats. Zeer zeldzaam. De eerste editie verscheen in het Duits te Ulm in 1637.

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         Le Nozze degli Dei, favola. rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle Reale Nozze de Serenismi Gran Duchi di Toschana Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino.; RONDINELLI, Francesco. Relazione delle nozze degli dei, favola alla serenissima Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino

      Amadore Massi and Lorenzo Landi, Florence 1637 - Two parts in one volume, 4to (236 x 172 mm). Etched title and seven double-page plates by Stefano della Bella after the set designs of Alfonso Parigi. 19th-century half roan, decorated paper boards. Some minor spotting, generally a fine copy. Provenance: purchased from George Staack, 1962. FIRST EDITION of the libretto for the masque celebrating the wedding of Vulcan to Venus. This series of etchings by Stefano della Bella was his first major undertaking for the Medici court, after he succeeded Jacques Callot. It is also the only surviving record of Alfonso Parigi's remarkable designs for the staging of Coppola's opera with choreography by Agniolo Ricci. Coppola, Bishop of Muro, was commissioned to commemorate the marriage of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de' Medici (1610-1670) to Princess Vittoria della Rovere of Urbino (1622-1694) on 8 July 1637. It was the last opera to be held in the Medici court theatres. According to Rondinelli's contemporary description (Relazione delle nozze degli dei), the libretto was set to music by the five principal composers of Florence,who employed counterpoint and entrancing arias, fitted to the beauty of the story. The composers are unnamed, but evidently included Marco da Gagliano and Francesca Caccini (and, according toThe New Grove, Jacopo Peri). The music was organized by the poetand composer Ferdinando Saracinelli, a collaborator with Domenico Mazzocchi, who may also have contributed to the music. Berlin Kat. 4116; Brunet II:262; De Vesme 918-925; Lipperheide 2146; Nagler, Theater Festivals of the Medici, pp. 162-74; Ruggieri 795. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Caracteres des Passions

      Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, early 18th century. The complete set of 20 engravings including title by Sebastien Le Clerc, the Elder (1637-1714), plates 75 x 155 mm, sheets 110 x 190 mm. Good impressions, with margins. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt. Front hinge repaired. Provenance: purchased from Librairie De Nobele, 1982. Le Brun based his 1688 lecture "Conférence sur l'expression générale et particulière" on René Descartes' theory of the passions (1649), seeking to present a coherent theory of expression. Its influence was vast, published in sixty-three editions and opened art to psycho-physiological interpretation. "Rather than picturing the body as a static image, Le Brun mobilized it by showing how the motion of emotions is written" (Giuliana Bruno, Atlas of Emotions: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film, New York, 2002, p. 141). Bound with four other suites of figural studies: Divers Dessins de Figures, 22 engravings including title, ten plates by Stefano Della Bella, (De Vesme 300-303, 305-6, 315, 317-8, 354) - Divers Desseins de Figures et de Paysages pour apprendre a dessiner a la plume, 19 engravings including title by Le Clerc - Varie Figure (L. 201-213, 403-405) by Jacques Callot, 17 etchings including title (final states) - Veues de plusiers petits endroits des Faubourgs de Paris, 32 engraved plates including title, by Le Clerc and others. All suites but the one by Callot published by Chereau. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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         Sacri Minimorum Ordinis S. Francisci a Paula Regulæ fratrum, sororum, & utriusque sexus tertiariorum item correctorium, & ceremoniæ eiusdem Ordinis. Ad autographum emendata. Opera, ac studio Rever. P. Sebastiani Pizzurni ...

      excudebant Calenzanus & Farronius Socij. In-24° (12,6 x 7 cm), pp. 201, (27), legatura posteriore, probabilmente ottocentesca, in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Normali segni d'uso alla legatura. Tagli blu a spruzzo. Al frontespizio, due piccoli pezzi di carta anticamente incollati, ora parzialmente rimossi, che erano stati applicati per coprire vecchie note d'appartenenza manoscritte, note ora, in parte, visibili: detta carta non compre parti impresse a stampa. Sempre al frontespizio, piccolissimo foro, di millimetri 2 x 1, che non intacca la parte impressa. Al verso della carta che al recto ospita il frontespizio e all'ultima pagina, bianca, note di mano coeva. Alcune notazioni nei margini e, alle pagine dalla 11 alla 39, qualche segnetto in interlinea, di mano coeva, a inchiostro. Nella parte inferiore, bianca, dell'ultima pagina di indice, vecchio intervento di restauro eseguito mediate l'applicazione di una carta di rinforzo, che copre la parola "FINIS". Piccolo lavoro di tarlo alle ultime carte di indice. Legatura un po' stretta, per il resto esemplare ben conservato di rara opera. Si tratta di un'interessante e non comune edizione seicentesca della Regola dell'Ordine dei Minimi, fondato da San Francesco di Paola. Secondo il catalogo del Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale dell'ICCU, Istituto Centrale per il catalogo Unico, la sola Biblioteca universitaria Alessandrina di Roma possiede un esemplare della presente opera. Titolo e dati tipografici completi: Sacri Minimorum Ordinis S. Francisci a Paula Regulæ fratrum, sororum, & utriusque sexus tertiariorum item correctorium, & ceremoniæ eiusdem Ordinis. Ad autographum emendata. Opera, ac studio Rever. P. Sebastiani Pizzurni eiusdem Ordinis Sacræ Theologiæ moralis lectoris, & collegij Iesu Mariæ Genuæ correctoris, Genuae, excudebant Petrus Ioannes Calenzanus, & Io. Maria Farronius Socij, 1637.

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         Samen-spraeck tusschen Waermondt Ende Gaergoedt, Nopende de opkomste ende ondergangh van Flora. Haarlem, A. Roman, 1637.

      "4°, modern kartonnen band, 24 pag. Knuttel 4540; Krelage pag. 489. Pamflet betreffende de eerste dramatische gebeurtenissen betr. de Tulpomanie te Haarlem op 3-6-1637. B1540.".

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         RECREATIONS WITH THE MUSES

      London, printed by Thomas Harper, 1637.. FIRST EDITION 1637, small folio in sixes, approximately 270 x 175 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, divided into 3 parts, engraved architectural title page, the second and third parts with dated letterpress title pages, a few woodcut initials and headpieces, pages: (10), 1-253, (1); (4), 1-326; lacking first and last blank leaves, collation: A-X6, Y8 (-A1); (A2), B-Z6, Aa-Dd6, Ee8 (-Ee8), pagination and collation restarts after the end of Part I and then is continuous to the end of the volume, bound in full speckled calf, expertly rebacked to match, preserving the 2 previous gilt lettered red morocco labels, triple gilt border to covers with small patterned edge, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges red and gilded, marbled endpapers. Leaf inserted after final page with an engraved pictorial emblem: "Societas Georgica Treiensis". Labels slightly dull, corners slightly rubbed and showing cardboard at tips, small bookplate of Charles Tennant on front pastedown, many upper margins trimmed throughout including engraved title page, the latter has a neat repair to the fore-edge margin and to 3 closed tears in the lower margin, A3-A5 repaired at upper corner without loss of printed area, the same leaves and the last 3 leaves slightly dusty in the fore-edge margin, and neat repairs to the tips of the lower corners, 3 pages have some light staining, no loss of legibility, occasional slight small stain or mark to margins, an early ink name in the margin of 2 pages, tiny hole repaired in the text on V3 with loss of 2 letters on verso, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired not affecting text, all the repairs have been professionally done at sometime in the past, a little pale scribble in blank area of final page. A very good copy. A small number of copies have a portrait, but this may have been added only to presentation copies, Pforzheimer knew of only 6 such copies. The volume contains: Foure Monarchicke Tragedies; Doomes-day...; A Paraenesis to Prince Henry; Jonathan...The first Booke. "Although nearly every title included in this collection had been previously published, they are here completely revised and in some cases practically newly written". Pforzheimer, Library of English Literature Volume I, No.5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Thaumaturgus Eucharisticus Augustanis Vindelicis divino munere concessus. Sive de prodigiose Mirabili Sacramento, ad S. Crucem Augustae, annis amplius quadringentis, rubea carnis specie visendo, historia miraculis tam veteribus quam recentioribus .

      Andreas Aperger, Augsburg 1637 - Kl.-8vo. (ca. 15,5 x 10 cm). Pergament der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, stilisierten Kreuzen auf Deckeln u. Rücken sowie schwarzen Deckelfileten, 2 intakte Orig.-Metallschließen, 1 Bl., 366 S., 8 (statt 10) Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit gestochener Titelvignette und einer gefalteten Kupfertafel (Ansicht von Kloster Herrenchiemsee, gest. von Wolfgang Kilian). Gier/Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck. S. 661/62 u. 679, Nr. 13. Hirsching I, 209. VD 17: 12:124841L . Auch in diesem Exemplar ist, wie in den Exemplaren der Augsburger Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, (versehentlich ?) eine Ansicht von Kloster Herrenchiemsee eingebunden (statt der Tafel mit Abb. der "Hostia miraculosa" und dem Kloster Hl. Kreuz). Es fehlen die zwei Blätter mit Errata am Schluß des Bandes. - Mit dem seltenen Exlibris von Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus, Prinz von Bayern, Herzog von Bayern-Leuchtenberg (1638-1705) und seiner Gemahlin Mauritia Febronia (1652-1706), geb. de la Tour d'Auvergne zu Bouillon. Eine genaue Beschreibung des Exlibris mit Datierung auf 1670 findet sich bei: Leiningen-Westerburg, Karl Emich Graf zu. "Fürstliche Exlibris". In: Zeitschrift für Bücherzeichen - Bibliothekenkunde und Gelehrtengeschichte. Organ des Ex-Libris-Vereins zu Berlin, Jahrgang III (1893), S. 62. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar im zeitgenössischen Einband. Pergament leicht fleckig und angestaubt, am Rücken etwas wellig. Innen weitgehend sauber, im Bug am unteren Rand durchgehend mit blassem Wasserrand (unauffällig), vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Vorsatz mit altem Buchhandlungsetikett (Paris) und Bibl.-Aufkleber (Brüssel). Titel mit kleinen handschr. Vermerken einer Jesuiten-Bibliothek und einem blaßblauen Stempel. 490 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Viage sucessos y Guerras del Infante Cardinal don Fernando de Austria des doze de Abril de mil y seiscietos y treinta y dos, que salio de Madrid con su Magestad don Felipe Quarto su Hermano, para la ciudad de Barcelona, Hasta veinte y uno de Setiembre, de mil y treinta y seis. Suivi de : Modero, Toascio, Il Dinsinganno risposta a Don Diego de Aedo, e Gagliarte di Toascio Modero, si Manifesta la verita de complimenti seguiti tra' i serenessimo cardinal Infante Don Fernando D'Austria,

      Madrid, La Imprenta del Reyno/ Torino 1637 - Madrid, La Imprenta del Reyno/ Torino, 1637. In-8 en parchemin d'époque. 4 ff, 210 pp, 1 f. ; 18 pp. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de Giuseppe Renato IMPERIALI (1651-1754) Cardinal. Papier bruni et fortes rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vulterra Nova Descriptio

      Firenze 1637 - "Veduta a volo d'uccello di Volterra di Domenicus Vadorinius (it. Vadorini) edita per la prima volta nel 1560, e poi ristampata nel 1637 come una delle tre mappe dell'opera di Curzio Inghirami "Ethruscarum antiquitatum fragmenta " edita probabilmente a Firenze (il luogo di stampa riportato sul frontespizio, Francofurti, è falso). L'opera è un trattato di antichità etrusche basato su di un documento apocrifo (la cosiddetta " Cronaca etrusca di Prosperus Fesulanus " ) in seguito smentito d a Leone Allacci (Animadversiones in antiquitatum etruscarum fragmenta, 1642) La mappa è orientata con il Nord a destra, in basso una legenda di 73 voci. Lungo il margine superiore corre il verso latino "Tantum aevi longinqua valet mutare vetustas" (Virgilio, Aen. 3, 415), ovvero Tanto il tempo può cambiare le cose. Incisione su rame, qualche piccolo restauro lungo le pieghe di carta perfettamente eseguito, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione." Dimensioni 521 401mm

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         The Booke of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments. And other parts of divine Service for the use of the Church of Scotland. [With, as issued:] The Psalter, or Psalmes of David: After the Translation set forth by authority in King James his time of blessed memory. As it shall be sung or said throughout all the Churches of Scotland.

      Printed by Robert Young, Edinburgh 1637 - Bound with (as often): The Psalmes of King David: Translated by King Iames. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1636. Folio, pp. [454] (of 456: leaf hh3 cancelled but no cancellans present); [ii], 147, [1]. First title-page and Calendar printed in red and black. Contemporary plain dark brown sheep, spine divided by raised bands. Dustsoiling and light toning throughout, waterstains to margin of first few leaves, occasional spotting, a few corners creased or worn. Binding rubbed and scratched, sometime polished, corners worn, foot of spine slightly defective, flyleaves excised, front pastedown removed. The remains of an early inscription just visible on the remnants of the front pastedown, 'Sea Park' in pencil in a childish hand on a3 verso, a modern slip tipped to rear pastedown referencing this as indication that the book is 'from the family of Dunbar Dunbar, Sea Park, Elgin, Moray', old inscription on verso of final text leaf 'This book belongs to one Robert Bowman his book', a brief manuscript accounting on rear pastedown. The famous Prayer Book imposed on Scotland by Charles I, resulting in riots in St Giles's, Edinburgh, when first used in a service - the catalyst being a stool thrown at the dean while he read by an anonymous woman, traditionally named as 'Jenny Geddes' The follow-on effects of this book included the National Covenant of 1638, the Bishops' Wars, and the English Civil War, and it 'provided a model for the American BCP of 1789 and its successors; the prayer books of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1929) & the Province of South Africa (1954)' (Griffiths). An impressive as well as an important piece of printing, it was produced in considerable numbers thanks to an act mandating two copies in every parish in Scotland, though this was only issued after printing had started, leading to a frantic process of resetting and reprinting with attendant multiple variations, cancels, etc. The prose Psalter is the scarcer 'second edition' described by Morgan in The Bibliotheck 5, p. 16, with no catchword on kk6 and the title reading 'After the translation.' Leaf hh3 was cancelled in both editions, and a cancellans printed in two separate settings, resulting in copies having one of four potential leaves (two cancellans, two cancellanda), though in this case the offending leaf was excised and nothing inserted to replace it. Morgan notes that the distribution of the variants may be due to 'haste in making up copies', which could certainly also result in one missing its cancellans. Morgan also notes that the 1636 London printing of the Psalms is (as here) 'frequently found bound with copies of this Prayer Book, and is present in eighteen of the thirty-seven copies examined. Presumably Young, the printer, ordered a consignment to be sent from London to Edinburgh to be bound with the Prayer Book' (p. 19). This copy may have belonged to one of the families who had occupied Sea Park in Moray - most notably the Dunbars (later the Dunbar Dunbars), though John Dunbar only acquired the house in 1838; before that Sea Park had belonged briefly to James Rose, who acquired it from the original owners, the Ellisons, and after Rose also briefly Frederick Suter. ESTC S101893, S122902; Griffiths 1637.9.

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         Ephemeri vita of afbeeldingh van 's menschen leven, vertoont in de wonderbaarelijcke en nooyt gehoorde historie van het vliegent ende een-dagh-levent haft of oever-aas.Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1675. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Horn & Schenkling 21796; Schierbeek, Swammerdam, p. 45 ff.; Wood, p. 589; cf. DSB XIII, pp. 168-175. First edition of Jan Swammerdam's (1637-1680) last entomological work published during his life. A study on the mayfly under the influence of the Flemish mystic Antoinette Bourignon. On the one hand a careful scientific study, but on the other hand with moral and ethical conclusions on men's existence and behaviour. The work opens with a letter in French and Dutch from Antoinette Bourignon, and includes several poems. With the ownership's inscription of Johannes van Rijckevorsel (1654-1732?), a modern illustration of Van Rijckevorsel as painted by W. van den Eertbruggen and 19th-century owner's or bookseller's notations on the second flyleaf. Good copy.

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         Nova et Accvrata Poli Artici et Terrarum Circum Iacentium Descriptio

      Carta geografica dell'Artico edita per la prima volta nel 1637. Sono rappresentate le nuove scoperte nella reegione polare, riportate dalle esplorazioni nell'area tra la fine del XVI e gli inizi del XVII secolo. Incisione in rame, bellissima coloritura coeva, ottimo stato di conservazione. This beautiful map, originally published in 1637, eventually replaced Hondius' map of the North Pole and became the prototype for many later maps including those of Blaeu. This map incorporates the discoveries made by Captain Thomas James along the southern and western shores of Hudson Bay in 1631-2. The delineation on Russia's Arctic coast is derived from the information from Willem Barents' exploration of 1596-7. The English explorer Hugh Willoughby has a small island named after him off the coast of Lapland (Sir Hugo Willoughby's Landt). Willoughby captained an expedition of three ships to find a Northeast Passage in 1553, but two of the ships were ripped away during a storm. Willoughby and his crew from the two ships died and were found on Novaya Zemla the following year, with his journal. The third ship with his second-in-command Richard Chancellor made it to Russia. Rhumb lines radiate from the North Pole and several compass roses embellish the chart. A large title cartouche, with two figures and numerous wind heads, conveniently hide the northwest coast of America. The map is further decorated with ships and a cartouche with Jansson's imprint, which depicts men in parkas, a polar bear and foxes. This example is the fourth state of the plate with Nova Zemla connected to the mainland with a land bridge and the completed coastline of Spitzbergen. German text on verso. Very good condition. Amsterdam Amsterdam Dimensioni in mm. 540 X 420

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         Leonardi Lessii Societ. Iesu theologi Opuscula varia in vnum corpus redacta.-Quorum indicem quinta pagina Inuenies

      Lutetiæ Parisiorum: Sumptibus viduæ Ioannis Meiat, è regione D. Hilarij, sub signo Bonæ fidei., 1637. Leonardi Lessii Societ. Iesu theologi Opuscula varia in vnum corpus redacta.-Quorum indicem quinta pagina Inuenies- by Leonardus Lessius (Leonardi Lessii) (Lenaert Leys; 1 October 1554, Brecht – 15 January 1623 Leuven)- Jesuit moral theologian and a pioneer in Business ethics.- Engraved Device (I. Briot. fecit) (Isaac Briot) Head and Tail Pieces- Briot, Isaac, 1585-1670, engraver.- Sumptibus viduæ Ioannis Meiat, è regione D. Hilarij, sub signo Bonæ fidei.- Lutetiæ Parisiorum- 1637- 1st Thus- title- 2nd Theologi Opuscula- 1st of 1626- Titled: Opuscula.- Hardcover:- Folio, Good antiqurian condition- Original 3/4 leather and cloth, 6 raised bands on spine, one panel black leather and gilt title- rubbed at corners, chipped at spine, hairline cracks at spine edges, boards still attached and relatively solid, textblock square and tight- Pagination: blank blank, [6ff], 1-725, [11ff] blank, blank. Page errors- 333 misprint as 233, 609 as 611, 610 as 612, 611 as 609, 612 as 610, 644 as 444, 645 as 445, 681 as 981 and 723 as 623.- Collation: ã6, A-T6, X-Rrr6.- Complete!- Conforms to copy at University of Oxford, UK: Description [12], 725, [23] p. fol. Notes T.p. printed in red and black. . 1st Thus. 3/4 Leather & Cloth. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Engraved Device (I. Briot. fecit) (Isaac Briot) Head and Tail Pieces. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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         The Interpreter: Or Booke, Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is Set for the True Meeting of all, or the Most part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Law Writers...

      London: William Sheares, 1637. Second edition, 1637. First published 1610. Early law dictionary in what appears to be the original or contemporary binding. Full brown leather with blind ruled lines to covers and spine, but with title, author and some subtle decorations added in neat handwriting with a gilt pen probably in the 20th century, and what appears to be 18th or early 19th century decorative gilt borders around the far outer edges of the front cover. Unpaginated, 7.75" tall, about 1.75" thick. Pastedown endpapers present but separated with fragments of older printed text in English visible between covers. Some external wear and chipping, binding sound with one gathering slightly loosened, very minor insect damage to the far top inner margins throughout most of the book, some old initials on what is now the exposed verso of the front pastedown along with a large rubber stamped "BOND" in purple, and a more modern name and address stamp in blue on the verso of the title page - which unfortunately bleeds through to the top of the title page, just above and to the right of the title, page age-toned but generally very clean with additional darkening and dampstaining to the title page and preface. The author's name, Cowell, is neatly handwritten on the upper outside corner of the text block.. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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         The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901

      London: Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, 1637. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved; the Taussig copy Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James

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         Mémoire sur un nouveau passage de la Mer du Nord à la Mer du Sud. Paris, Didot fils aîné, 1791. 8vo. With large folding engraved map (38×56 cm) showing part of Nicaragua and Costa Rica (between the 9th and 13th parallel). Contemporary wrappers.

      Chadenat 1637 (lacking the map); JCB 3439; Sabin 38408; cf. Hill, "The Nicaraguan Canal idea to 1913", in: The Hispanic American historical review vol. 28 (May 1948), no. 2. Rare first and only edition of a proposal to build a canal or passage across Nicaragua to connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The commercial advantages of a canal through Central America were obvious (it would considerably shorten the sea voyage between New York and San Francisco) and Nicaragua seemed to offer the most practical route. Bastide, pointing out that much successful work on canals had been carried out in recent years, was much more optimistic and proposed a route from San Juan de Nicaragua up the San Juan River into Lake Nicaragua and from there to the "Golfe de Papagayo" (a mistake for Baie de Malines?).Bastide's plan was never executed. In the 19th century the United States signed several contracts with Nicaragua in order to build a canal, but eventually abandoned the plan and constructed the Panama Canal instead. In 2004, however, the Nicaraguan government again proposed an inter-ocean canal.Some soiling, otherwise in very good condition and untrimmed, leaving all deckles intact.

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         L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction [Jurisdiction] des Courts de la Maiestie

      1637. London, 1637. 2nd and final edition. London, 1637. 2nd and final edition. Crompton's Classic Survey of the Courts [Crompton, Richard (d. 1599)]. L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment Collect & Compose, per R. Crompton del Milieu Temple Esquire, Apprentice del Ley. Si Seuris Index, Mitisis Corde Memento, Dicito, quae Possunt Dicta Decere Senem. London: Printed by the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire, 1637. [iv], 232 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind fillets to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear around corners, which are bumped, rear hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, light soiling and small early signature to title page. A handsome copy. $750. * Second and final edition. Crompton was a bencher of the Middle Temple during the reign of Henry VIII and the author of several notable juristic works. Originally published in 1594, L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction is considered to be his principal work. It is essentially a digest of the Year Books and other cases applicable to the subject. Turning to William Fulbecke's A Direction or Preparative to the Study of the Lawe (1600), we see that its value was recognized almost immediately: "Master Crompton has taken great paynes in this study, and his books are in every man's hands, which prooveth their generall allowance, his cases are very profitable, and apt for the title to which they are applyed, and so compendiously collected, that a man may by them in a few howers gaine great knowledge" (cited in Holdsworth). On a broader scale, Crompton offers legal justification for the creation of a rigidly hierarchical "natural" society governed by a powerful monarch. This attitude, articulated by Bodin among others, was shared by several conservatives in England and Europe during the Late Renaissance. Holdsworth, History of English Law IV: 212. English Short-Title Catalogue S109078.

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        Delitiæ poetarum Scotorum hujus ævi illustrium: [Pars I - altera].

      Joan Blaeu 1637 - FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 vol., woodcut printer's device on the title-pages to both parts, pp. 699; 578, [2], 12mo, original vellum, the spine re-lettered (with bad Latinity) the original lettering having faded, overlapping fore-edges, slightly soiled, headbands present but separated fron textblock, armorial Abercairny bookplate inside front cover, that of Robert J. Hayhurst opposite, good. 'Seven tenths of this remarkable national anthology consists of selections from the works of men of the N.E. of Scotland . The collection is generally estimable and drew high praise from Dr. Samuel Johnson [it 'would have done honour to any nation', he said] and other competent critics' (Bib. Aberdonensis). 'The change [in Sir John Scot of Scotsarvt's political career] no doubt partly reflected Scot's increasing absorption in the advancement of two major schemes of patriotic publication. The Amsterdam publisher Blaeu was producing a series of volumes devoted to the modern Latin verse of particular countries, and Scot recruited the Aberdeen poet Arthur Johnston to edit a Scottish contribution. Work began in the 1620s, and culminated in the two-volume Delitiae poetarum Scotorum (1637), which included some of Scot's own verse. Scot's commitment to the work was demonstrated by the fact that he visited Amsterdam to help see the work through the press, as well as paying the entire cost of printing . [Scot's] main claim to fame, however, is the literary and scholarly publications which he sponsored, outstanding given the general poverty of such patronage in Scotland in the period. The statement that learned men "came to him from all quarters; so that his house [Scotstarvit Tower] was a kind of college" (Nisbet, vol. 2, appx, 282) is exaggerated, but Scot, with his contacts with a range of Dutch and other continental scholars and his close relationship with his brother-in-law and other Scottish poets, formed a sorely needed focus for cultural activity in the country' (ODNB). Abercairny, near Crieff in Perthisre, is not so very far from Scotstarvit. (Bibliographia Aberdonensis I, p. 280)

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