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         The General View of the Holy Scriptures: or, The Time, Places, and Persons of the Holy Scriptures, in handling whereof, First, Shewed Gods dealing with Mankind in several Times; His many and wonderful favours bestowed, and his remarkable judgements inflicted on divers Persons, and Places. Secondly, Occasion is given to explain sundry difficult Places of Scripture, and to set forth the Lives and Deaths of many Kings, Patriarches, Prophets, and Saints of God. All leading to Jesus Christ our Savior

      Printed by J.B. and S.B. for Henry Ockould, London 1640 - Quarto. Imprimatur, Sam: Baker. (18) 355 (9)pp. Original leather with gilt lettering on label of spine; raised bands. Housed in orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Double-ruling and decorative headpieces and initials. Decorative printer's devices on title page and facing page. Ruling of text pages with printed shoulder notes. Dedication to Sir Paul Pindar, Kt. and epistle to the Christian reader by Thomas Hayne, the English schoolmaster and theologian. Alphabetical table (Index) at rear. Clamshell box with library barcode in upper right corner of front cover. Binding damaged due to water exposure and some worming and chips on front, chips on back cover. Spine cracked at joints and starting at front and back gutters. Binding in general a bit loose but holding. Exlibris of Mr. W.H. Elliot with coat of arms on inside front cover. Title page with one inch missing at top, dedication page with half an inch missing at top. Block with some age toning and water staining starting on page 265 through end. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in poor, interior in good- condition. Ex-Library Second edition revised and very much enlarged. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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         Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, e vanarum superstitionum confutatio; apprime utilis, et necessaria theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis. Hac veneta, et postrema editione omnium maxime elaborata.

      Venezia, apud Juntas, 1652, in-4to (cm. 23 x 17,5) cartonato antico con titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (20)-768-(92), grande marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio. Pregevole edizione, ristampa dell'ediz. del Sarzina 1640, di questa vasta e fortunatissima opera sulla magia. Include tutti i rituali e processi di accusa alla stregoneria e magia e altri rituali importanti come l'unione sessuale tra demoni e streghe. Bella copia, legatura integra e assai congrua.

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         L’Histoire du Nouveau Monde ou Description des Indes Occidentales, Contenant dix-huict Livres, Par le Sieur Iean de Laet, d’Anvers ; Enrichi de nouvelles Tables Géographiques & Figures des Animaux, Plantes & Fruicts.

      A Leyde, Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, imprimeurs ordinaires de l’Université, 1640, - in-folio ; (2)-(12)-632 pp.-(6)-14 cartes doubles h.-t.-64 gravures sur bois in-texte [faune & flore], plein veau brun, dos à nerfs, caissons or, titre or, tranches rouges, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Édition originale de la traduction française, la meilleure et la plus complète, car de nombreux ajouts inédits et plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne les lexiques indiens qui furent ajoutés. Willems, 497. First french edition. The best. Complet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE HÉRODOTE JEAN-LOUIS CECCARINI]
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         Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire romaine (.). Tome VII (RELIURE EN MAROQUIN AUX ARMES DU GRAND DAUPHIN).

      - Paris, Théodore Girard, 1640. In-12, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de compartiments garnis d'un fer au "Dauphin couronné", plats ornés d’un triple filet d'encadrement, chiffre couronné aux angles encadré de lauriers, grandes armes du Dauphin dorées au centre, tranches dorées, roulette sur les coupes et les chasses (reliure de l'époque). Belle reliure aux grandes armes et au chiffre couronné de Louis de France, le "Grand Dauphin" (1661-1711), fils aîné de Louis XIV et de Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche (O.H.R., pl. 2522, fer 6). Le Grand Dauphin vécut quarante-neuf ans dans l'ombre du Roi Soleil, attendant un trône auquel il n'accéda jamais. En 1711, quatre ans avant son père, il mourait dans son somptueux domaine de Meudon. Seul enfant légitime de Louis XIV à survivre, sur lui reposait tout l'édifice politique construit patiemment par le roi. Cet exemplaire a figuré à l'exposition ‘Trésors du Grand Siècle: Louis XIV’, tenue au château de Nyon en 1957, sous le n° 510. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Valletta Citta Nova di Malta. Große Karte von Valletta mit Stadtbefestigung, Forts, gekrönter Wappemkartusche und Innenkarte von Malta. Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian um 1640

      Frankfurt am Main: Merianische Offizin 1640 - Original-Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem Imperialfolio-Büttenblatt, Blattgröße ca. 30,5 x 38,5 cm, Kartusche mit Landkarte von Malta, Gozzo und Comeno und Meilenzeiger, Windrose mit Italien, Sizilien und Malta im westlichen Mittelmeer, in der linken unteren Ecke gekröntes Wappenschild von Malte, in der linken oberen Ecke Legende mit den 41 bedeutendsten Kirchen, Toren, Straßen, Bollwerken, Windmühlen und Plätzen der Stadt Valletta, sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, in der Platte alt eiweißgehöht, selten 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Del convito d'Ottavio Magnanini parte prima ovvero Il Pio [.].

      - In Ferrara, per Francesco Suzzi stampator camerale, 1640, in-folio piccolo, leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia, piatti inquadrati da filetto dorato, singoli ferri floreali agli angoli interni della cornice e al centro dello specchio (macchie alla pergamena), pp. [4], 28, 268. Solo prima parte: l'anno successivo fu pubblicata la seconda (Parte seconda, Il Gualengo): cfr. Westbury p. 138 e Vicaire 549. Haym p. 602, n. 9. Comunque molto raro: in ICCU è ad oggi censita solo questa parte, presente in due soli esemplari. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Provisioneel en[de] particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur vanden ... coningh van Portugael ... ende de heeren gedeputeerden vande ... Staten Generael ... aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't fort Galle, etc.The Hague, Widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page. Modern black paper wrappers.

      STCN 036718416; cf. Knuttel 5202 & 5205b; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 242 (other editions). Early edition of the Dutch translation of a provisional agreement made between the Dutch States General and the Portuguese ambassador Francisco de Zousa Continho on the jurisdiction and territory of Fort Galle in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), one of the most important outposts both strategically and as a trading centre. The Dutch had captured it from the Portuguese in 1640 and they had been fighting in the region since that time. The treaty notes the losses and battles caused by the dispute between the two powers and the demands made by the Dutch government to secure their position in the East Indies. This includes their demand for a yearly supply of cinnamon, through which the Portuguese are to pay off their debt, and restitution by both parties for the losses they caused one another. The parties agree to honor the treaty and not trespass on each other's rights and territories.In very good condition.

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         Hibernia regnum vulgo Ireland

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica tratta da "Atlas Major.", by Willem e Johannes Blaeu, circa 1660. Map from "Atlas Major " by Willem and J. Blaeu, Latin edition, circa 1660. Dimensioni 500 390mm

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         Comitatus Tirolensis

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica inserita nel Novus Atlas sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, pubblicato dal Janssonius nel 1641. Rispetto ai modelli precedenti e contemporanei, la carta non presenta originalità nei rilevamenti, mentre territorialmente si estende ai Tirolo di Nord e Sud, e del Trentino comprende solo la zona a Nord di Trento. Decorativo il grande cartiglio col titolo, con due figure ai lati a sostenerlo. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. G. Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese nell'antica cartografia, sc. 29 Dimensioni 520 400mm

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         CONSTANTINUS ROMAE LIBERATOR POEMA HEROICUM

      Rome: Ex Typograhia Manelsi Manelsii, 1640. FIRST EDITION. This is the rarely seen original printing of Donati's tribute to the first Christian emperor of Rome, offered here in a lavishly decorated binding with connections to a prominent Italian family that gave the Catholic Church five cardinals and two popes. This posthumous work is an heroic poem recounting Constantine I's successful efforts to unite the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire under the banner of Christianity. Dedicated to the young duke of Etruria in the hope that he would be inspired by Constantine's example of leadership, it was the final work by Donati (1584-1640), an eminent author of books on poetics and Roman history, and it was considered a laudable capstone to a noteworthy career. The Piccolomini family was powerful in Siena from the 13th through the 18th century, and in addition to prominent financiers, their ranks included important ecclesiastics, generals, and statesmen. The owner of the present volume was likely Cardinal Celio Piccolomini (1609-81), an ecclesiastical lawyer and papal nuncio. The book subsequently passed into the library of the great collector Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg (1890-1982), who put together one of the finest collections of 18th century books ever assembled, and an impressive array of fine and historic bindings. Later owner Camille Aboussouan (1919-2013) was a Lebanese diplomat, translator, and bibliophile.. 175 x 125 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 310, [10] pp. FIRST EDITION. CONTEMPORARY LIMP VELLUM, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, covers with frames of decorative rolls enclosing a central panel with fan cornerpieces and the arms of Cardinal Piccolomini, flat spine gilt in compartments with central fleuron and curling cornerpieces, remnants of ties, all edges gilt. Extra engraved title page with the arms of the duke of Etruria. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of Hans Furstenberg; recto and verso of front free endpaper with bookplates of Camille Aboussouan.Shallow chip along one inch of the front board fore edge, vellum lightly soiled, but the beautifully decorated binding very solid and very pleasing. Faint dampstain to head of leaves, extending slightly into text on first and last two gatherings, other minor defects in the text, but generally quite clean and fresh internally, with nothing approaching a significant condition issue.This is the rarely seen original printing of Donati's tribute to the first Christian emperor of Rome, offered here in a lavishly decorated binding with connections to a prominent Italian family that gave the Catholic Church five cardinals and two popes. This posthumous work is an heroic poem recounting Constantine I's successful efforts to unite the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire under the banner of Christianity. Dedicated to the young duke of Etruria in the hope that he would be inspired by Constantine's example of leadership, it was the final work by Donati (1584-1640), an eminent author of books on poetics and Roman history, and it was considered a laudable capstone to a noteworthy career. The Piccolomini family was powerful in Siena from the 13th through the 18th century, and in addition to prominent financiers, their ranks included important ecclesiastics, generals, and statesmen. The owner of the present volume was likely Cardinal Celio Piccolomini (1609-81), an ecclesiastical lawyer and papal nuncio. The book subsequently passed into the library of the great collector Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg (1890-1982), who put together one of the finest collections of 18th century books ever assembled, and an impressive array of fine and historic bindings. Later owner Camille Aboussouan (1919-2013) was a Lebanese diplomat, translator, and bibliophile.

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         Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-CLIFFS-TREES-STREAM-Naywinx-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Landscape with a trees and cliffs near a stream. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Pascal Lamb = ca. 1655. Description: No. 4 from a series. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 12. Provenance: Kupferstich Kabinet Berlin (Lugt 1606 & 2398), K. F. von Nagler (Lugt 2529) and J. R. Voute (not in Lugt).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Herman Naywinx' after own design. Herman Naywinx (ca. 1624 - ca. 1654) made only 16 small landscape etchings. Very little is known of him; he is supposed to have moved to Hamburg where he died. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins. Remains of paper / tape from previous attachment on rear. Small tear in top left corner, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C7-LA-04 The overall size is ca. 4.6 x 5.2 inch. The image size is ca. 4.6 x 5.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 13.2 cm. The image size is ca. 11.7 x 13.2 cm.

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         C Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri X et Pangyricus Accedunt ariantes Lectiones

      Good. Lugd[uni] Batavorum, Ex Officinâ Elseviriorum, 1640. 12mo. [xxiv; 1-289 ; 300-414 ; xxviii] Numbers 290-299 not used in pagination. Printers device on the title page. (Dedication to Ioanni de Laet by Bonaventure and Abraham Elzevier, Lugd-Batav.Kal.Sept. MDCXL. Praefatio, C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Vita per Ioannem Mariam Catanaeum composita. Eiusdem Vita ex epistola collecta. Ex Onuphrii Panuini Commentariis in fastos, ad annum DCCCLIII. Nomenclator.) Black gilt morocco, raised bands with armorial back strip. Bookplates of M. A. G-du Plessis and P. de La Moranderie. Hinges worn but holding. Willems 506.

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         Rare Antique Master Print-RIVER-VILLAGE-FARMS-Savary-Gaultier-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. A river with boat and a village with farms. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: jug Description: No. 4 from a set of 14 landscapes. State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein under Jan van de Velde p. 160. Very rare print.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Claude Savary & Barthelemy Gaultier' after own design. Claude Savary & Barthelemy Gaultier were active as printmakers and publishers in Lyon between ca. 1625-1660. They made several sets of landscape prints in the manner of Jan van de Velde etc. Condition: Very good, given age. Small margins. Top left corner a bit thin and slight paper loss. Remains of paper on rear from previous attachement. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C5-LA-30 The overall size is ca. 10 x 5.2 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 5 inch. The overall size is ca. 25.5 x 13.3 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 12.7 cm.

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         1640 - King Charles Summons the Great Council to York.

      FAIRFAX, Edward., Lord. "Your Lordships very affectionat kinsman and servant, Clare" to Lord Fairfax, asking for Fairfax's help with lodgings and a stable when Holles and Lord North attend the King at York on the 24th of the month. One page, one professional repair at head; with the integral address leaf, 'To the Right honourable the Lord Fayrfax at his house in York, or in his absence to Mrs Fayrfax his daughter in law", part red wax seal remaining. London, 15 September 1640. ~ Following defeat at the battle of Newburn, the Royalist army under Thomas Fairfax retreated towards Yorkshire, leaving the two northern counties in the undisputed possession of the Scots. Charles hastened with reinforcements to York, where he found himself at the head of 20,000 men, with sixty pieces of cannon. But here he was beset with difficulties; his army was inexperienced and of doubtful loyalty, and its maintenance in the field could not long be sustained without supplies. Ten years had passed since Charles had dissolved his last parliament, and he had ruled in the meantime without its aid. He now summoned the peers of the realm to meet him in a great council, to be held at York, on the 24th September 1640. The people viewed this return to ancient feudal practice with alarm, and the friends of the king advised him to summon a new parliament, to which he reluctantly assented. The Great Council in York met at the Dean's House next to the Minster. Ferdinando Fairfax 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1584-1648), was commander of the parliamentary forces in Yorkshire during the Civil War. Dudley North (1581-1666). After the dissolution of the Short Parliament, with seventeen other peers, in August 1640 he had signed the petition praying that a parliament might be summoned with all speed.

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         The General View of the Holy Scriptures: or, The Time, Places, and Persons of the Holy Scriptures, in handling whereof, First, Shewed Gods dealing with Mankind in several Times; His many and wonderful favours bestowed, and his remarkable judgements inflicted on divers Persons, and Places. Secondly, Occasion is given to explain sundry difficult Places of Scripture, and to set forth the Lives and Deaths of many Kings, Patriarches, Prophets, and Saints of God. All leading to Jesus Christ our Savior

      London: Printed by J.B. and S.B. for Henry Ockould, 1640. Ex-Library Second edition revised and very much enlarged. Hardcover. poor to near fine. Quarto. Imprimatur, Sam: Baker. (18) 355 (9)pp. Original leather with gilt lettering on label of spine; raised bands. Housed in orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Double-ruling and decorative headpieces and initials. Decorative printer's devices on title page and facing page. Ruling of text pages with printed shoulder notes. Dedication to Sir Paul Pindar, Kt. and epistle to the Christian reader by Thomas Hayne, the English schoolmaster and theologian. Alphabetical table (Index) at rear. Clamshell box with library barcode in upper right corner of front cover. Binding damaged due to water exposure and some worming and chips on front, chips on back cover. Spine cracked at joints and starting at front and back gutters. Binding in general a bit loose but holding. Exlibris of Mr. W.H. Elliot with coat of arms on inside front cover. Title page with one inch missing at top, dedication page with half an inch missing at top. Block with some age toning and water staining starting on page 265 through end. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in poor, interior in good- condition.

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         ORNATUS MULIEBRIS ANGLICANUS, Or the Severall Habits of English Women, From the Nobilitie to the Contry Woman, as They Are in These Times, 1640 .

      (London, [Henry Overton]) circa 1700. Issue unknown as LACKING TITLE PAGE, late 17th or early 18th century, small 4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, 26 etched plates, complete, image size approximately 135 x 132 mm, 5¼ x 2 7/8, varying very slightly, good impressions, all plates numbered in lower corner of image, a few bound slightly out of order, the collection handsomely bound in modern half calf over new marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt floral ornament in 5 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A collection of 25 full length elegant and attractive costume plates of English gentlewomen and 1 of a kitchen maid, originally published in 1640. Very popular, there were many issues up to the end of the 18th century. The plates in our collection are on laid paper with 2 different watermarks: the Strasburg Lily and the Fleur de Lys, and are in Pennington's State ii. Plate 1 very slightly chipped at fore-edge and at lower outer corner, neatly repaired, small closed tear to inner edge of No.9, another to inner margin of No.10, lower margin of No.14 and No.15, 2 tiny closed tears to corner of No.16, another closed tear 60 mm (2 3/8") to outer margin of No.12, not entering image, all neatly repaired on reverse, very light creasing to lower blank margin corner of No.11 plus a very small pale brown spot in same corner. A very good complete set of these famous Hollar plates, lacking title page as noted. Pennington, Wenceslaus Hollar, page 292, 1778-1803A; Colas, Bibliographie du Costume, 1464; Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 443. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, e vanarum superstitionum confutatio; apprime utilis, et necessaria theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis. Hac veneta, et postrema editione omnium maxime elaborata.

      1640 - Venezia, apud Juntas, 1652, in-4to (cm. 23 x 17,5) cartonato antico con titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (20)-768-(92), grande marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio. Pregevole edizione, ristampa dell'ediz. del Sarzina 1640, di questa vasta e fortunatissima opera sulla magia. Include tutti i rituali e processi di accusa alla stregoneria e magia e altri rituali importanti come l'unione sessuale tra demoni e streghe. Bella copia, legatura integra e assai congrua.

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         Proclamación católica a la maestad piadosa de Filipe el Grande rey de las España, y emperador de las Indias nuestro señor. Los conselleres y consejo de ciento de la ciudad de Barcelona

      por Sebastian y Iayme Mateuad impresor de la Ciudad y su Universidad, En Barcelona 1640 - In-folio (290x205 mm.), pp. (4), 135 [recte 141], (3). Arma della città di Barcellona al frontespizio incisa da Jean de Courbes; altre 2 figure in legno a piena pagina (Calice eucaristico e immagine di Santa Eulalia di Barcelona). Legatura in mezza pelle con titolo inciso in oro in senso longitudinale al frontespizio, piatti in pergamena decorata. Bell'esemplare. Il testo di questa proclamazione fu scritto dal frate Gaspar Sala Berart su incarico del Consell de Cent. Opera assai importante nelle pubblicista moderna poiché inaugura una fase di veemente guerra propagandistica delle autorità catalane contro la monarchia di Filippo IV. Ottimo esemplare. Bibliografia: Palau y Dulcet, n. 238274, in nota) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Indiae Orientalis nova descriptio.

      1640 - Amsterdam c1640 copper engraved map; 39 x 50 cm ; exc. cond. Beautifully decorated map of the East Indies with a nice large cartouche, vignette, scales and 2 windroses. This is one of Jansson's historically most important maps, first published in 1630, being the first map to show evidence of the route taken by the ?Duyfken?, the ship that discovered Australia. The Dutch East India Company had placed a secrecy order on Blaeu, their official cartographer. It is assumed that Jansson either had access to the original map used by the ?Duyfken? or the Hessel Gerritz? map of the Pacific. Beneath New Guinea 'Duyfkens Eyland' is marked. Jansson belonged to the influential map publishing Dutch family, publishing first in Arnhem, then later in Amsterdam. In 1612, he married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius and Colette van den Keere as well as starting up his own business in Amsterdam where he published atlases, maps and globes. In the same year, his father-in-law died and he assisted his widowed mother-in-law with the publication of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After her and her son?s, Jodocus the Younger, death, Jansson together with his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, revised the atlas which, from 1638 onwards, became known as ?Atlas Novus? and was published in several languages over many years. From the early 1640s, Jansson continued on his own to expand the ?Atlas? which then became known as ?Atlas Maior? with editions in Dutch, French, Latin, German ad English. [ref: 1996 ]

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         Aethiopia Superior vel interior; vulgo Abissinorum

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta dell'Africa Orientale raffigurante il mitico Impero del Prete Gianni. Decorata da un meraviglioso cartiglio. Edizione a cura degli eredi Janssonius, dopo il 1656. Coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. An attractive map of the Eastern African and the fictitious kingdom of Prester John. The map shows a major section of central and eastern Africa including Mozambique north to present day Sudan The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab, Portuguese, and traders and explorers from other countries. The Congo region on the west coast of Africa is included in this map. The two Ptolemaic lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are in the lower portion of the map. Lake Niger, and the supposed course of the Niger River, is shown flowing westward. This map is based on Ortelius' map of Prester John of 1573. The myth of Prester John, the good king defeating the enemies of Christianity, was in part a response to Mongol and Islamic pressures on Christian Europe. Initially, Prester John was placed in Asia, but later in East Africa. The center of the map above ,Amara mons, the kingdom of Prester John, shows a note in Latin to the effect that here the sons are Prester John are held in confinement. Dimensioni 490 390mm

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         Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum : in quo omnes voces ... fideliter explicantur ... passim etiam suis locis Hebraeorum et Chaldaeorum proverbia, apothegmata ... ex propriis ipsorum libris producuntur & explanantur ... / opus XXX. annorum, nunc demum post patris obitum ex ipsius autographo ... in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio filio ; cum indice vocum Latinarum & locorum N.T. illustratorum [Lacking the engraved frontispiece portrait and the engraved title]

      Basileae (Basel): Ludovici König, 1640. Second edition. Hardcover. g to g+. Folio (15 1/2 x 10 1/4"). [12], 2680 columns (1440pp), [64]pp (Index). Modern full brown morocco, with gilt-lettered leather label on spine. Raised bands. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Begun by Johannes Buxtorf in 1609, and completed by his son in 1639, this second edition of "Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum" immediately became a standard reference work for Christian scholars in Jewish studies. (a new but very imperfect edition was published as late as 1866). Because of the time needed to be completed, the "Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum" has often been referred to as the "opus triginta annorum," work of thirty years (1609-1639). Integrating a variety of Roman, Italic, Greek, Hebrew and Gothic typefaces, this lexicon is also an impressive example of 17th century printing. The text, in two columns, is arranged alphabetically according to the Hebrew alphabet, however, the text itself is in Latin. Unfortunately, this work is lacking the engraved frontispiece portrait of Johannes Buxtorf and the additional engraved title. Moderate rubbing along front joint. Gold lettering mostly faded on title label. Modern endpapers and fly leaves. Previous owners' inscriptions pasted on inside of front cover. Lower corner of title page expertly repaired. Most pages foxed / age-toned throughout. Text in Latin with some Hebrew. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to good+ condition. About the author: Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and was known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis." His massive work, "De Synagoga Judaica" (1st. ed. 1603), scrupulously documents the customs and society of German Jewry in the early modern period. Buxtorf was the father of Johannes Buxtorf the Younger.

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         Antique Master Print-MOOR-WARRIOR-HORSE-Della Bella-ca. 1640

      - Antique print, untitled. It shows: a Moorish warrior on a horse. Etching, watermark: tre lune. Description: From a series of warriors on horseback. State: only state. Ref: De Vesme 270. Artists and Engravers: Made by S. D. Bella. Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664) originated from Florence and was later active as a graphic artist in Paris. He produced a wide variety of prints, with all kinds of subjectmatter. His prints were very popular and widely copied by printpublishers. Condition: Very good, no margins. Paper slightly browned. Nice impression General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R2-145 LA The overall size is ca. 7.3 x 7.4 inch. The image size is ca. 7.3 x 7.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 18.7 cm. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 18.7 cm.

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         Viola, Hyacinth

      Nuremberg 1640 - This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt.The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image.Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced.Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said ".by reason of.the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind." --- Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. The work is from 1640 so minor imperfections due to age are to be expected, and most imperfections (if present) can be noted in the pictures. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Map-SIENA-CASTRO-PERUGIA-ITALY-Blaeu-1640

      - Map: 'Territorio di Siena et Ducato di Castro.' Beautiful map of the region around Siena and Perugia, Italy. With two cartouches, sailing ships and a compass rose. Copperplate engraving on a verge type of hand-laid paper. With beautiful original old hand colouring. Description: This antique map by Willem Janszoon Blaeu was published in The Netherlands ca. 1640.Artists and Engravers: Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 - 1638), also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. He had two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu, who continued their father's mapmaking and publishing business after his death in 1638. Condition: Good/excellent General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Paper in the margins slightly browned. Very wide margins. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P5-04 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 20.3 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 15 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 51.5 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 38 cm.

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         Ducato di Ferrara

      Amsterdam 1640 - La carta del territorio ferrarese di Johannes Blaeu è edita per la prima volta nell'edizione francese del "Le theatre du Monde." del 1640. Successivamente viene usata per tutte le edizione degli atlanti del Blaeu. Esemplare tratto dall'edizione olandese del Theatrum del Blaeu, che prende il nome di "Toonneel des Aerdrijcx oft Nieuwe Atlas.", 1642. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Koeman Bl 38A, 249. A. Alberghini (a cura di) "Ferrara." p. 34 Dimensioni 495 380mm

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         Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-OAK TREES-Morin-Fouquier-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Les deux Chaumieres.' - (The two oak trees.) A landscape with large trees and a few figures, as well as a farmhouse to the left. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms and countermark double C = Mazel 9& 10, ca. 1640-50. Description: From a set of 4 prints after Fouquier State: First state of 3. Ref: Mazel 105/Robert-Dumesnil 98. Provenance: Samuel Coster (Lugt 462) Very good impression from a 17th. Century collectionArtists and Engravers: Made by 'Jean Morin ' after 'Jacques Fouquier'. Jean Morin (ca. 1605-1650) was a French painter and superior etcher/engraver. He was a student of Philippe de Champaigne, active in Paris. He made a set of portraits and several sets of landscapes. Jacques Foucquier / Fouquieres (ca. 1580-1659) was an esteemed Flemish born French painter and engraver of mostly landscapes. Condition: Very good, given age. With margins on three sides, right side cut to or a little over the image edge and remargined. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-E1-07 The overall size is ca. 12 x 16.4 inch. The image size is ca. 11.3 x 15.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 30.4 x 41.6 cm. The image size is ca. 28.6 x 39.9 cm.

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         An apothecary's secret storage box, concealed in a 17th century folio.

      Probably Germany, 19th century. - Using the binding and block of: Sebastião Barradas, SJ, Opera omnia, vol. III (Mainz, Mylius, 1640). 674 pages, all edges red, pasted together, hollowed out (interior space: 158 x 280 mm) and lined with red marbled paper, filled with 10 small drawers and a mirror-lined compartment holding four identical glass bottles. Early 18th century full leather gilt, spine richly gilt in seven compartments, spine labels reading "R. P. Barradii Opera", "Tomus III". Folio (230 x 348 mm). A curious late 19th century concoction, using an inconspicuous mid-17th-century volume of theology in a slightly later binding to conceal a miniature chest of draws with space for four bottles measuring up to ca. 10 cms. The German-language drawer labels bear the names of poisonous plants: banewort, Devil's snare, hemlock, wormwood, henbane and foxglove, among others. The pastedown bears a large memento-mori illustration with a Latin quote from the Epistle to the Hebrews (9:27): "Statutum est hominibus semel mori" ("All men are destined to die once"). - Front cover slightly warped, but well preserved in all. An appealing ensemble, probably an elaborate private prank. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE TRAGEDY OF ROLLO DUKE OF NORMANDY ACTED BY HIS MAJESTIES SERVANTS

      Leonard Lichfield/Oxford University, Oxford 1640 - DECRIPTION: A fine example and survivor of this rare edition. The second printing, the first being in London in 1639. The original being printed as "The Bloody Brother." Also the first to list Fletcher as the author. On page 65 is Shakespeare's song "Take, oh take those lips away." The play was written in collaboration with John Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Ben Jonson, and George Chapman, literally a who's who of the great playwrights and poets of the time. This second edition is believed to have derived from a prompt book from a staging of the play. Fans of the History Channel series "Vikings" will recognize Rollo as the ruler of Paris and the brother of Ragnar Lodbrok. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo; G/Paper wraps; Torn wraps, large chip missing from front, tearing along spine, especially on lower edge; Pen titling on front wrap (hand-written title page); All pages are age-toned and spotted in places; Some liquid staining; All legible, a good reading copy only. Stored in plastic cover in case 0. Consignment JG. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Cinera cum flore.

      Eichstatt: , 1640. Copperplate engraving. Later hand-colour. Plate mark size: 485 × 400 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Very good condition. A wonderful life size botanical print from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.

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         Antique Master Print-WOODLAND-SHEPHERD-GOAT-SHEEP-Della Bella-ca. 1640

      - Antique print, titled: 'Due Cavalieri Passano Vicino A Un Gregge', Two noblemen on horseback passing through a flock of livestock (sheep, bull and a goat) and two shepherds, in a wooded, hilly landscape. Etching on hand laid paper with watermark. Made by Bella after own design. Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664) originated from Florence and was later active as a graphic artist in Paris. He produced a wide variety of prints, with all kinds of subjectmatter. His prints were very popular and widely copied by printpublishers. Condition: Fair, given age. A horizontal tear over the middle of the image, backed with acid-free archival tape. A crease in the left margin. Margins soiled. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 13 inch. The image size is ca. 10.4 x 11.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.7 x 33 cm. The image size is ca. 26.4 x 30.1 cm.

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         Il Guerriero prudente, e politico Del Conte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato. Alla maestà christianissima del re di Francia, e di Navarra Luigi terzo decimo il Giusto, il Trionfante

      Venetia, 1640 - Cartonnage d'époque. [8]ff, 251pp, [1]f blanc. Édition originale, bien complète du titre-frontispice gravé. Erudit et historiographe, Gualto Priorato prit notamment part aux guerres de religion en France. Cette oeuvre s?inspire de son expérience militaire. Frontispice court en marge inférieure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Ministre fidelle, représenté sous Louis VI en la personne de Suger, abbé de S. Denys en France ; & Régent du Royaume sous Louis VII : tiré du manuscrit latin de F. Guillaume. Avecque des lettres historiques du pape Eugène III, du Roi Louis VII, & de quelques autres princes & prélats : addressées au mesme Suger. Le tout de la traduction de I. Baudoin.

      Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1640, - petit in-8, [11] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace à Richelieu, Au lecteur, préface), 304 pp., [2] ff. n. ch. (table des lettres) ; manque le portrait-frontispice, vélin souple, dos lisse, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire en partie déboîté, quelques ff. détachés dans les pièces liminaires.Première édition de cette vie édifiante, rédigée par le secrétaire de Suger. En fait, derrière la personne du grand Abbé médiéval, il faut lire l'ouvrage comme une apologie du ministérat de Richelieu auquel il est dédié : ce que Suger fut pour Louis VI et Louis VII, le Cardinal l'est auprès de leur lointain descendant. Cioranescu, XVII, 10454. Exemplaire de Hyacinthe Carrère, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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         Sicilia Regnum

      MERIAN M. Sicilia Regnum. Incisione all'acquaforte. 1640 ca. Cm.27x35 oltre margini. Cartiglio con titolo, stemma della Città di Palermo ed insegna araldica del Sovrano.

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         Neapolis.

      1640. Incisione in rame, 270x351. Tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae". Bella pianta prospettica. Buon esemplare con lievissime tracce di sporco superficiale al margine inferiore.

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         Ducato ouero Territorio di Milano

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica del milanese, tratta da "Atlas Major" di Johannes Blaeu, edito Amsterdam intorno al 1660. Map covering the area of Milan, taken from the "Atlas Major" by Johannes Blaeu. Amsterdam, circa 1660. Dimensioni 510 385mm

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         Allegory of the Arts and Time.

      "Putti in a landscape engaged in different activities: one is painting a couple of putti on a large canvas resting on a easel. On the top of it a dedication to Guido Reni:'Al Sig. Guido Reni / Apd. P.D.D.D.'; on the bottom left:'Romae apud Franciscum Salvucium'; on a cartouche date:'1640' and eight lines of Latin text:'Pulcher Amicitiam et lasciuu pinting Amore, / Dum Puer Idalius spectat Phebea Ptesis / Musica, quam soquitur Princepsq; huic ....boni summi Phenix est quae quatit alas'. "."Etching on paper; trimmed to platemark; total: ; in outstanding conditions; stateI/4, before address of G. Rossi and before change of date. Bartsch 5. On the verso collector's mark Wetterauer, J. E., L.3183 "

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         Libro de la destreza berdadera de las armas ...." Manuscript on paper, in Spanish.

      , , 1640.. 4° (25.4 x 18.5 cm.), contemporary limp vellum, worn. Written in ink, in a seventeenth-century hand, large and fairly legible, with copious corrections and annotations. Engravings on 3 leaves: title, author and date within a cartouche on one of opening leaves; portrait of author with his arms, motto, and an inscription; engraved arms (of dedicatee?). Occasional light dampstaining and soiling. In very good condition. (5 ll.), 68 ll. [skips 44, text appears complete], 23 ll., (5 ll.), 71 ll. [skips 48, text lacking], (3 ll.), 22 ll. [skips 8, text appears complete], 31 ll. [skips 1-4, 6-7, 17-29 with text lacking, also undetermined amount at end], (6 ll.), 30-44 ll., 24-32 ll., 27-34 ll., (1 l.) [=245 ll.]. *** A very substantial and important unpublished manuscript covering the principles and fundamentals of fencing and tactics to use in specific situations. The manuscript consists of two books: a lengthy "Adbirtencias praticas y primeros principios para el conosimiento de lo que se ubiere de dezir o enseñar en este Libro" in 178 numbered sections; and a shorter "Primeros principios y fundamentos para comensar [?] por nuestros tres caminos." Following this section are two apparently earlier working drafts (and a fragment of a third) of the first book, plus several incomplete drafts of the second book. The sequence of composition is unclear, for each draft includes substantial alterations and additions not present in the others. The substantial corrections and annotations suggest that it is in the hand of the author, and was perhaps being prepared for publication: the opening leaves include a dedication to the Conde de Peñaflor and sonnets addressed to the author (among them several by other fencing masters and another by a physician). The pagination is erratic, and some leaves of the preliminary drafts appear to have been lost (as noted above) or perhaps even discarded intentionally after revision, but the total of 245 leaves approximately corresponds to that given by Palau and Leguina. The title, author, and date of the work are engraved (on ruled lines) within a cartouche on one of the opening leaves. On the following leaf is a naively engraved portrait of the author, with his coat of arms above, the words "Ludovicus Mendes de Carmona nobilissimae totius civitatis Escegae natus etatis sue 66 annorum" around the oval frame, and at the top of the engraving the motto, "Por las armas y las letras se goviernan el mundo." On the next leaf, the dedication, an engraved coat of arms--presumably those of the dedicatee--has been tipped. Little is known of Mendes de Carmona other than that he was born no later than 1574 and was a native of Écija (between Córdoba and Seville). The dedication to the manuscript implies that he was a fencing master in Seville. Provenance: The manuscript described by Palau is noted as having appeared in the Edouard de Beaumont sale (Paris, 6 June 1888), "en aquel Catálogo fué descrito por primera vez." It later sold for 3500 frs. in Paris in 1936. Our manuscript evidently passed through the French book trade: several pencilled notes in French appear on the recto of the front flyleaf, and the words "Vente de Beaumont 1888" are pencilled on the front pastedown. *** Palau 163091n: apparently describing this manuscript ("autógrafo del autor"), with 240 ll. and an engraved title-page, portrait, and coat of arms; he cites the author's name as Luis Méndez de Carmona Tamariz. Leguina 117: apparently describing the same manuscript, with 240 ll. Thimm p. 46: citing the author as Tamaris Méndes de Carmona, and calling for 240 ll. plus a plate with a coat of arms. Gelli, Bibliografia generale della scherma (1895), p. 592. Pardoel, Fencing: A Bibliography (2005), 1712.01. Manuel Valle Ortiz, Nueva bibliografía de la antigua esgrima y destreza de las armas 266. Edouard de Beaumont, Catalogue d'un choix de livres rares et curieux sur l'escrime, l'histoire de l'épée, le duel, la chasse (June 6, 1888) lot 98 (the present copy).

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         Memorial alegado a la Catolica y Real Magestad de Filipe Quarto. Por las ciudades de Salamanca, Merida, Llerena, y otras principales de Estremadura, y los Religiosos del Conuento de San Marcos de la ciudad de Leon, de la Orden de Santiago de la mesma Prouincia. Sobre la injusticia de la alternativa, y coarctacion de votos que se pide, y nulidad de la eleccion de Prior del dicho Conuento, y de los Habitos, y Profesion que ha dado, y de otros procedimientos.

      Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1640. - Folio (27.7 x 18.9 cm.), disbound. Woodcut Spanish royal arms on title page. Spotting and soiling to title page, upper blank margin of second leaf, and continuing slightly into upper blank margin of third leaf. Small hole in blank portion of title page; three small holes in final leaf, touching three letters of text. Contemporary or slightly later ink underscoring in text. In good condition overall. Rectangular paper ticket with old ink shelfmark 174. 18 ll. A-I[superscript]2. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION.*** Palau 161822. Morendo Barbayo, La imprenta en Madrid (1626-1650) 2154 (appears to have been taken from Palau). CCPBE cites only two copies, at the Biblioteca Pública del Estado, Toledo (with only 6 ll., and giving the collation by signatures as A2, B4), and the Biblioteca Pública del Estado, Soria (same collation as our copy, but with leaves 9-18 in deteriorated condition). Not located in Melvyl. Not located in KVK (47 online catalogues searched). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Alle de werken van P. Ovidius Naso vertaalt door Abraham Valentijn. Met privilegie van de Edele Groot Mogende Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland. Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1697.

      Contemporary parchment binding. 150 x 90 mm, 12º: (dl 1:) pi2 *6 (-*4) A-K#12 L#8, [14] 256 pp.; (dl 2:) pi#2 A-Q#12, [4] 382 pp.; (dl 3:) pi#2 A-Q#12, [4] 338 [44] pp. Three identical engraved title pages with a circular portrait engraving. Part II has 15 etchings by C[oenraad] Decker. Little foxing, good copy. Prose translation (prozavertaling) of the complete works of Ovid (and more, because some poems are now known not to be Ovid's). The works are arranged in the usual chronological order: first the heroines letters (Heldinnenbrieven) and erotic poetry (erotische poezie), then the metamorphoses, illustrated with 15 engravings by C Decker and in part III the incomplete calendar (only six of the 12 months) and mourning songs and letters from the Black Sea. These last two titles were written by Ovid while he was in exile. The translator, Abraham Valentijn (1640 – after 1697) was preceptor and rector at the Latin School in Dordrecht and from 1681 also the librarian for the Dordrecht city library. In his dedication to Mayor Adriaan van Blyenborch, he blames previous Ovid translators that they had not studied Greek historians and poets enough, thus “op tallijke blinde klippen gestooten sijn” (which means that they had a lot of difficulties translating). The 15 prints by Decker for the first edition of Valentijn's translation, which appeared at Daniel Gaasbeeck at Leiden, are only a small part of the originally intended prints. When you read the message to the binder in the back, you'll see that there was another set of prints (124 pieces!) that could have been bound with the Metamorphoses. The translation by Valentijn was followed by a third edition, this time with notes by the Amsterdam based physician and literary Ludolf Smids. ZKL0060

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         e?d??????a. Dodona's Grove, Or, the Vocall Forrest. By I. H. Esq.

      London Printed By T B Thomas Badger for H. Mosley at the Princes Armes in St Paules Churchyard 1640 - FIRST EDITION. Folio, 278 x 161 mms., pp. [x], 32, 39-135, 166-219 [i.e. 183, 184 blank], engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, two leaves of engraved trees, contemporary sheepskin, rebacked, title in gilt on spine, new end-papers; corners slightly worn, but a very good copy with the bookplate of D. G. Mackenzie on the front paste-down end-paper. Born in Llangamarch, Brecknockshire, James Howell (?1594 - 1666) attended Jesus College, Oxford, and took his B. A. in 1613. He worked in a glass factory and travelled abroad on behalf of his employer. He tried to enter other occupations but was unsuccessful, and, as ODNB records, "In the face of further disappointment Howell began his literary career in earnest in 1640 with the political allegory Dendrologia: Dodona's Grove, or, The Vocall Forest, an account of events since 1603; on travelling to France in that year he took with him his own French translation of the book, which was published at Paris." A rather eccentric article in Wikipedia claims that "This curiosity purports to be a history of Europe since the accession of James I of England put into an allegorical form in which the roles of the various kings, princes and nobles are taken by various trees. Its effect, however, is not quite what that would imply, as the tree-allegory remains on the level of the emblem, whereas the action demands if not people, then anthropomorphs convincingly capable of some sort of agency. he book's purported main subject, that of history, is often drowned out in the surface noise of the competing discourses in which it is expressed. The pulling of the text between narrative strategies, and between systems of mythology, medicine and philosophy can be arresting, and sometimes annoying, but these are disjunctions which are meant to be there, and the clashes and shifts in register which we see in this work are most probably intentional. Whether this makes good or bad historiography is another matter. In this case, the results are not important in terms of success or failure, but in terms of their invention." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La grande testa grottesca

      1640 - Acquaforte, circa 1640, priva di firma. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con sottili margini, piccoli fori di tarlo perfettamente restaurati nella parte inferiore, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera è copie in controparte della rara incisione del Ribera che, negli esemplari di secondo stato, reca le iniziali dell’incisore, editore e mercante di stampe fiammingo Frans van den Wyngaerde (1614-1679). La stampa rappresenta un uomo affetto dal morbo di Reclinghausen (neuro fibromatosi multipla) che si manifesta con la comparsa di grossi tumori benigni. Possibile che la lastra fu realizzata per un progettato, ma mai completato, manuale per gli artisti principianti, una sorta di compendio per il disegno molto in voga negli artisti del periodo. Possibile inoltre che sia da assegnare allo stesso Frans van den Wyngaerde. Rara. Etching, circa 1640, unsigned. Magnificent proof, rich tone, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with narrow margins, small wormholes perfectly restored at the bottom, otherwise in excellent condition. The works is a counterpart copy of rare etching by Ribera, in the example of the second state, bearing the initials of the engraver, publisher and print dealer Flemish Frans van den Wyngaerde (1614-1679). The print shows a man suffering from Alzheimer's Reclinghausen (neuro fibromatosis multiple) which is manifested by the appearance of large benign tumors. Possible that is made for a planned, but never completed, a manual for beginners artists, a sort of compendium for design very popular in the artists of the period. Possible that this work may be assigned to Frans van den Wyngaerde himself. Rare. The Illustrated Bartsch 9; Brown 11; Salamon, Josepe de Ribera, 13. Dimensioni 120x160. Dimensioni [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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