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      Londini [London]: Typis Du-Gardianis, 1651. Second Edition, Revised. Hardcover. Quarto, 263 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown calf, plain paneled spine, mild soiling and wear; bind double-rule to boards, remnants of a gilt roll to board edges; no pastedown was ever applied to interior; A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4, [2] full blank leaves at end, complete;with errata leaf before title, woodcut armorial shields on title page, decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial letters; no writing or marks of previous ownership; wide margins, approximately 2.25 cm on top edge, 4.5cm. on fore edge, 5cm on lower edge, with some minor variance.;JG consignment; shelved case 0. "There were a dozen editions of this popular work over two years: one dated 1650...and the remainder 1651 or 1652" [Wikenheiser]. It is worth noting that the 1650 imprint was published in 1651, due to the use of "the old style of dating, under which the year did not officially begin till 25 March. [Maden]. "This is the work which finally cost Milton his eyesight and which Warton characterized as 'the best apology ever offered for bringing kings ot the block.' In 1660, all copies were ordered to be surrendered and, along with Eikonoklastes, "to be burnt by the common hangman." [Wickenheiser];This work was commissioned by Parliament during Oliver Cromwell's protectorship of England, and Milton defends the parliamentary party against accusations that the rebels led by Cromwell were guilty of regicide for executing King Charles.;Wickenheiser 2567, Maden 2, Wing M2167, Coleridge 45, Not in Kohler;. Dupont.

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        C. Suetonius Tranquilus, et in eum commentarius exhibitente Joanne Schildio. Editio secunda

      Lugduni Batavorum - Leyden: Ex officina Francisci Hackii, 1651 [xl], 850, [82] pages. Engraved title page only, as issued. Two modern ink owners' names to the front free end papers. Old full leather, spine cracking and chipped. Some light browning.. Full leather. Good.

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        1651 Suetonius Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Caligula Nero ROME Portraits Hackium

      Lugduni Batavorum : Ex officina Francisci Hackii, 1651. - 1651 Suetonius Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Caligula Nero ROME Portraits Hackium “Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.” Suetonius, ‘The Twelve Caesars’ Suetonius was a 1st-century Roman historian who is most remembered by his important set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian. “The Lives of Twelve Caesars” or “De Vita Caesarum” is still considered one of the primary sources on Roman history and discusses important facets of the end of the Roman Republic. “Twelve Caesars” covers the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellus, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, and is the first work to offer insights to some of the lesser-known aspects of these important Roman figures – such as Julius Caesar’s struggle with epilepsy. The extent of what is culturally known about Caligula comes almost exclusively from Suetonius – little else was written about the sadistic ruler. Suetonius says of Caligula’s reign: “So much for the Emperor; the rest of this history must deal with the Monster.” This rare 1651 printing features the commentary of Johann Schild and uses the text of Isaac Casaubon. The illustrated, engraved title page is typical of Hackium printings – this fine engraving, as well as the 12 portrait engravings, are from Reinier van Persyn. Item number: #2624 Price: $550 SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus C. Suetonius Tranquillus. Accedit e selectis multorum observationibus quarum non paucae novae prodeunt commentarius, exhibente J. Schildio. Lugduni Batavorum : Ex officina Francisci Hackii, 1651. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [40], 850, [82] o 13 portrait engravings; including frontispiece o Signatures: *-**8, ***4, A-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa-Mmm8, Nnn2 • References: Ebert II, 21924; Graesse VI, 522; Schweiger, Handbuch o Graesse & Schweiger –text comes from Isaac Casaubon, who made some changes • Provenance: Handwritten – P. Levoy • Language: Latin • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • Size: ~7.25in X 4.5in (18.5cm x 11.5cm) 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! 2624 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        C. Suetonius Tranquilus, et in eum commentarius exhibitente Joanne Schildio. Editio secunda

      Ex officina Francisci Hackii, Lugduni Batavorum - Leyden 1651 - [xl], 850, [82] pages. Engraved title page only, as issued. Two modern ink owners' names to the front free end papers. Old full leather, spine cracking and chipped. Some light browning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schätze der vatikanischen Bibliothek II - Schätze der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Litterae

      Sondereinband Exemplar Nummer 1651 von 1995, Diese Kassette enthält zwölf Faksimileblätter aus ausgewählten literarischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Handschriften, die in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek verwahrt werden. Ein wissenschaftlicher Kommentar vervollständigt die Edition. ISBN: 9783577129275 , Preis inkl. MwSt..

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        Manuductio ad poesin svecanam, thet är/ en kort handledning til thet swenske poeterij/ versz- eller rijmkonsten. Förfärdigad och sammandragen.

      Strängnäs, Z. Brocken, 1651. 8:o. (18),219,(1,2 blanka) s. Nottryck på s. 146-49, 158-59 och 180-81. Samtida aningen fläckigt pergamentband. Ryggen guldlinjerad och med blomstämplar i alla fälten, pärmarna med dubbla ramlinjer i guld, hörnstämplar och mittstämplar, de sistnämnda i form av en blomstervas. Helt guldsnitt. Gulddekoren delvis bortnött. Lätt bruntonad med enstaka fläckar. Några småfläckar närmast ryggen på s. 13-16. På frampärmens insida tre latinska ägaranteckningar: Paul Wingius från 1673, Petrus Galle från 1701 och Nils Personne i samma latinska stil från 1894. På titelbladet Galles initialer "PG" och Personnes anteckning om Arvidi. Personnes exlibris på titelbladets baksida och hans talrika kompletterande marginalanteckningar i rimlexikonet på s. 39-115. Gustaf-Otto Adelborgs kollationering för Björck & Börjessons katalog 250. Trevligt och intressant exemplar på tunt skrivpapper. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 30. Hammarsköld Förtekning s. 122. Med en dedikationsdikt till Karl Gustav från författaren och hyllningsdikter av Andreas Thorinus, L. J. Bodælius, J. J. Fougdonius och J. Jonæ. Vår första svenska poetik. Den upptar Opitz ideer men den närmaste förlagan var dansken Hans Mickelsen Ravns "Ex rythmologia danica" från 1649. Därur är många exempel på rytmer och versmått direkt översatta. Georg Stiernhielm har fått bidra med flera exempel och dikter, ett faktum som bidrog till dennes inflytande på den svenska poesin under andra hälften av 1600-talet. Som exempel på sonett avtrycks hans berömda dikt om silkesmasken på s. 140. Även Arvidi själv bidrog med egna versexempel av omstridd kvalitet: "Hoo gurker rätt insylta will / behöfwer meer än blåttan dill". Boken innehåller dessutom vårt första rimlexikon på s. 39-115. Det var ett gott hjälpmedel för den som ville sadla om från latinpoesin och i stället skriva på svenska. Mats Malm har i förordet till en nyutgåva 1996 skrivit att "Manuductio fungerar som ett allround-verk: från den högsta dikten över idyll-diktningen och hymnen till det vardagligaste rimsmidandet". Nils Personne (1850-1928) var skådespelare och regissör, verksam bland annat vid Dramaten och Svenska teatern. Han var även en framstående boksamlare och skrev en stor svensk teaterhistorisk översikt. Hans porträtt hänger i Dramatens anrika artistfoajé. I Björck & Börjessons katalog 250 kostade boken 40 kr, men den såldes uppenbarligen inte där, utan utbjöds igen i katalog 261 några år senare.

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        Versterckte vesting, uytgevonden in velerley voorvallen, en geobserveert in dese laetste oorloogen, soo in de Vereenigde Nederlanden, als in Vranckryck, Duyts-lant, Italien, Dalmatien, Albanien, en die daer aengelegen landen.Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1654 [or soon after]. With an engraved title-page and 8 numbered double-page engraved plates. With: (2) RUSE, Hendrick. Aenwysinge der misverstanden van G. Melder, begaen in sijne Instructie van de fortificatien, ...Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1658. With a large folding engraved fortification plan (36 x 39.5 cm). 2 works in 1 volume. Small folio (32 x 21 cm). Vellum (ca. 1700?).

      Jähns II, 80; Jordan 3251 & 3252 (5 & 2 copies); Sloos, Warfare 8034 & 8039; STCN (3 & 1 copies). Two important works on fortification, together forming the complete works of the army captain and from 1651 city military engineer of Amsterdam, Hendrick Ruse (1624-1679), the first to attempt to reform and update the tradition of Dutch fortification established during the Eighty Years' War, paving the way for the greatest exponent of the new Dutch fortification, Menno van Coehoorn. Together they contain eight double-page plates with fortification plans (mostly showing details), profiles and perspective views, plus a large folding fortification plan. The title-page illustration, an extremely detailed view of fortifications under construction, not only shows the equipment, directors and workmen, and working methods, but is also a work of art in its own right, reminiscent of Rembrandt or Zeeman.With bookplate. With minor damage to the foot margin of the engraved title-page (it has also left a small stain in the foot margin of the 3 following leaves), but still in very good condition, with only an occasional minor spot and with generous margins (preserving part of one deckle). Two important works in the evolution of Dutch fortification, especially concerning the city of Amsterdam, with etchings of the highest artistic quality.

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        Annotations Upon All the Books of the Old and New Testament: This Second, Edition so Enlarged, As they make an entire Commentary on the Sacred Scripture: The like never before published in English. Wherein The Text is Explained, Doubts Resolved, Scriptures Parallelled, and Various Readings observed. By the Labour of certain Learned Divines thereunto appointed, and therein employed

      John Legatt (Vol. 1); Evan Tyler (Vol. 2), London 1651 - 2 volume set. Printed 1651; 1657. Folios, 33 cm. Contemporary leather backed marbled boards. Leather spine label. Moderate rubbing, joints cracked, boards starting. Name to end papers. Pages trimmed close, minor toning. Originally published in one volume in 1645, this two volume set was published for the Westminster Assembly, hence known as the Assembly's Annotations, or as the English Annotations, in distinction to Haak's Dutch Annotations of 1657. The preface (found in the first volume) recounts a short history of the English Bible. Wing D2063. Wing attributes this to John Downame, though ESTC records that other authors included J. Ley, W. Gouge, M. Cassubon, F. Taylor, E. Reynolds, Swalwood, T. Gataker, Pemberton, D. Featley, J. Downame, and J. Reading. This set requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The soveraignty of the british seas. Proved By Records, History and the Municipal Lawes of this Kingdome. Written in the yeare 1633

      London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1651. [10], 165pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked to style, with contemporary black morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbing and marking to boards, author name in manuscript to fore-edge Recent endpapers, worming to title-page text, ink ownership inscription to head. The first edition of the only published work of Sir John Borough (d. 1643), antiquary and herald under Charles I. Written in 1633, resulting from research done at the behest of crown officials into ship money, Borough's work provides historical exemplars for the monarchy's claim of possession over the seas encircling the realm. Borough cites precedents dating to the Roman occupation and later Saxon rule to demonstrate 'that the Kings of England by immemorial prescription, continuall usage, and possession...have ever held the Soveraigne Lordship of the Seas of England'. The work of considerable importance, was reprinted in the 1686 edition of Gerard Malynes' Consuetudo, vel, Lex Mercatoria: or, the Ancient Law-Merchant. ESTC R10587, Wing B6129.. First edition. 12mo.

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        Compendium Electoralis Iuris Bavarici, Daß ist: Ein kurtze Verfassung der Landtrecht, Gerichts-Malefitz, und anderer Ordnungen, der ChurFürstenthumb Obern unnd Nidern Bayrn.

      Ingolstadt: Johann Ostermayr für Augsburg, Johann Weh, 1651. hardcover. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Kl.-8vo. (ca. 15 x 8,6 cm). Pergamentband der Zeit mit dreifachen Blindfileten auf Rücken und Deckeln sowie 4 ledernen Bindebändern, 5 Bll., 644 S., 7 Bll. VD17 12:125064G. Vgl. Jöcher II, 2081. - Zweite Auflage der Erstausgabe, die 1650 erschien. Weitere Ausgaben sind bis 1754 bekannt. - Khraisser stammte aus Mainburg, studierte in Ingolstadt und war kurfürstlicher Hofgerichtsadvokat in München sowie Rat der Grafschaft Oettingen Wallerstein. - Handbuch zum Bayerischen Landrecht (Zivil-, Polizei- und Prozessrecht, auch "Codex Maximilianeus"), das unter Kurfürst Maximilian I. 1616 kodifiziert und teilweise neu gefaßt wurde. "Die bedeutendste, lange nachwirkende gesetzgeberische Leistung Maximilians..." (Albrecht, Dieter. Maximilian I. von Bayern 1573-1651. München, 1998, S. 229). - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, Fehlstelle am Fuß des Rückens. Stellenweise gebräunt und braun- bzw. stockfleckig, wenige Wurmgänge, die Seiten 33-36 mit unterem Eckausriss, geringfügiger Textverlust.

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        Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen 8 Edw. 6 and..

      1651. A Useful Digest of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases in English March, John [1612-1657]. Brooke, Sir Robert [d. 1558]. Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen. 8. Edw. 6. And Qu: Mary; Written Out of the Great Abridgement, Composed by Sir Robert Brook, Knight, &c. There Dispersed in the Titles, But Here Collected Under Years. And Now Translated into English by John March of Grays-Inn, Barrister. All Which Said Cases are hy [sic] the Translator Methodised, And Reduced Alphabetically under their Proper Heads and Titles. With an Exact Table of the Principall Matter Contained Therein. London: Printed by T.N. for Richard Best, and John Place, 1651. [xxxii], 166, 137-168, 209-295, [1] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, title page detached and edgeworn, following two leaves partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to interior, faint dampstaining to title page and a few other leaves, negligible minor worming and a few brief early annotations to preliminaries. A scarce title $500. * Only edition. A translation of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases (1578), which contains cases from 1514 to 1558, arranged in alphabetical order by subject. March was a supporter of the Commonwealth during the Civil War. His edition of Brooke was likely inspired by his commitment to legal reform at that time. OCLC locates 10 copies, 4 in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Washington). English Short-Title Catalogue R213260.

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        Preuves des Libertez de L'Eglise Gallicane. Tome Premier et Second.

      Paris: Sebastien & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1651. Third Edition. Leatherbound. Very Good. 32, [10], 220, 223, 192, 2612, [6]p. 39 cm full leather folio with gilt on spine, trim of boards, and square edge. Binding worn, hinges cracking, corners bumped, spine label chipped. Ex-library with bookplates on front pastedown. Some thumbing, minor foxing, large mark on p. 143. Pierre Dupuy (1582-1651) was keeper of the French king's library, a post which allowed him to become acquainted with and copy an enormous mass of unpublished documents. These furnished him with the material for some excellent works, probably including this one. However, this book also bears some relationship to a smaller work by Pierre Pithou (1539-1596), sometimes published under the same title. Whoever compiled it, it remains an important contribution to the history of the relations of church and state in the Middle Ages. The text is written from the Gallican standpoint, i.e. in favour of the rights of the crown in temporal and political matters, which explains the delay in their publication until after Dupuy's death.

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        1651 Clüver Universal Geography Navigation Elzevier Illustrated Climate Zodiac

      Amstelodami : Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. - 1651 Clüver Universal Geography Navigation Elzevier Illustrated Climate Zodiac Philipp Clüver was a 16th-century German geographer known for his modernistic views on history and geography. He composed many works on various historical eras including Roman times, antiquities of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica, and described his findings on his voyages to Britain, Hungary, and Poland. However, his most prized work was ‘Introduction in Universal Geography’ in which he discusses important aspects of navigation and geography. According to Fuson, ‘Introductionis in Universam Geographiam’ is “the first comprehensive modern geography” and would become the standard in geographical textbooks. This 1651 Elzevier edition features folding charts and plates on distance measures, climate zones, oceans, winds, and zodiac and star charts. Edition includes illustrated title page, typical of Elzevier printings. Item number: #2350 Price: $599 CLUVER, Philipp Philippi Clvverii Introdvctionis in universam geographiam : tam veterem quam novam, libri VI. Accessit P. Bertii Breviarium orbis terrarum. Amstelodami : Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 394, [10] o 4 folding tables o Illustrated title page • References: Willems 1124; Rahir 187; Sabin 13805; Alden & Landis 624; Fuson, Geography of Geography, p. 87; • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – “H” • Language: Latin • Binding: Armorial leather; tight & secure • Size: ~5.5in X 3.25in (14cm x 8cm) 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! 2350 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raymundi Lullii Opera Ea Quae ad adinventam ab Ipso Artem Universalem. relié à la suite : Clavis artis Lullienae, et verae logices duos in libellos tributa.

      Zetzner, Strasbourg 1651 - Plein vélin pastiche Un volume in-8 (180x111 mm), (16)-1109-(41)-(2 bl.) et trois planches dépliantes / (8)-150-(2) pages et une planche dépliante Quelques feuillets roussis et mouillure marginale sans gravité en fin de volume Recueil des oeuvres de Raymond Lulle imprimées pour la première fois en 1598 et 1609. On y trouve réunis la plupart des ouvrages de Lulle relatifs à sa méthode, ou à l'Ars Magma. Contenu : 1. "Ars Brevis." 2. "De Auditu Kabbalistico seu Kabbala." 3. "Duodecim Principia Philosophiae Lullianae." 4. "Dialectica seu Logica." 5. Rhetorica." 6. "Ars Magma". Se trouvent aussi les traités de Giordano Bruno et d'Agrippa relatifs à l'Ars Margma. Relié à la suite, avec page de titre et pagination séparée, le traité de Johann Heinrich Alsted : Clavis artis Lullianae, imprimé aussi par Zetzner à Strasbourg, en 1652. Deux rares traités reliés en un volume Brunet [III, 1233 : "L'édition de 1651 est plus complète que les précédentes; on y trouve réunis la plupart des ouvrages de Lulle relatifs à sa méthode, ou à l'Ars Magma, et en outre plusieurs traités de Jordanus Brunus et de Corn. Agrippa qui y ont rapport"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Full vellum antic style 8vo (180x111 mm), (16)-1109-(41)-(2 bl.) and three folding plateses / (8)-150-(2) pages and one folding plates Some leave browned. Few waterstain at the end Collection of works of Raymond Lull, first printed in 1598 and 1609. We found most of the works of Lull on his method, or the Ars Magma. Contents: 1. "Ars Brevis." 2. "From auditu Kabbalistico seu Kabbala." 3. "Duodecim Principia Philosophiae Lullianae." 4. "Dialectica seu Logica." 5. Rhetorica. "6." Ars Magma. With the works of Giordano Bruno and Agrippa related to th ars Magma. Bound after with seperate title page and pagination, the treatise from Johann Heinrich Alsted : Clavis artis Lullianae, also printed by Zetzner at Strasbourg, in 1652. Brunet [III, 1233 : "L'édition de 1651 est plus complète que les précédentes; on y trouve réunis la plupart des ouvrages de Lulle relatifs à sa méthode, ou à l'Ars Magma, et en outre plusieurs traités de Jordanus Brunus et de Corn. Agrippa qui y ont rapport"] In 8 852g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London: for Andrew Crooke, 1651 First edition of Hobbes's Leviathan, a classic of political philosophy and social contract theory. "This book produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism. Its importance may be gauged by the long list of assailants it aroused. It was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum 7th May 1703, though all Hobbes's works had previously been condemned in toto, and it still remains a model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language" (Pforzheimer). The first edition has the head ornament on the title-page. The bear and triangle ornaments are found on the later editions, which are sometimes mistakenly referred to as later issues. Hobbes's greatest work, Leviathan is the first comprehensive political system produced in England and one of the most important books in the history of political philosophy. Hobbes argued in part that men must give up certain rights by submitting to the state in order to avoid the "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" lives resulting from the state of nature's war of all against all. The frontispiece is one of the most famous illustrations in the history of ideas. Hobbes himself designed the etching in collaboration with the French artist Abraham Bosse. It depicts a giant crowned figure towering over the landscape, clutching a sword and a crozier, beneath a quotation from the Book of Job, "Non est potestas Super Terram quae Comparetur ei" (There is no power on earth to be compared to him). The torso and arms of the figure are composed of over three hundred men, all facing inwards in subordination to the giant figure. As Hobbes wrote, "the multitude, so united in one person, is called a COMMONWEALTH; in Latin, CIVITAS. This is the generation of that great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently, of that mortal god to which we owe, under the immortal God, our peace and defence." This is an especially attractive copy of the first edition of Hobbes's Leviathan in a contemporary binding. Provenance: 1. Thomas Hanmer (1677-1746), Speaker of the House of Commons, bookplate dated 1707 on verso of title. Jonathan Swift described Hanmer as "the most considerable man in the House of Commons." He is best remembered today for his edition of the works of Shakespeare, which prompted Pope to write in The Dunciad, "An eminent person, who was about to publish a very pompous Edition of a great Author, at his own expense." 2. Sir Henry Edward Bunbury (1778-1860), bookplate. Bunbury had a distinguished military and political career, reaching the rank of Lieutenant General and serving as Under Secretary for War, 1809-1816. In 1821 he succeeded to the baronetcy and estates of his uncle Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, 6th Baronet, including Mildenhall in Suffolk, formerly the property of Sir Thomas Hanmer. Pforzheimer 491. Printing and the Mind of Man 138. Folio. Allegorical engraved title-page showing the sovereign (i.e., the state) made up of hundreds of individuals; folding table. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, edges red. Rebacked preserving gilt spine. Occasional minor faults. A beautiful copy.

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        Erneuerter und vermehrter Baum- und Obstgarten, Nemlich: Eine kurtze, jedoch deutliche Anweisung zur Baumgärtnerey und Peltzkunst, vermittelst welcher fruchtbringende Baumgärten angerichtet und bäulich erhalten werden können. In zweyen Theilen, Aus alten und neuen Schrifften [...] abgefasst, auch mit eigner Erfahrung bewährt. Zum andern mahl herfür gegeben.

      16,5 x 9,5 cm. Kupferstich-Titel, 15 Blatt, 477 Seiten, 26 Kupferstich-Tafeln (davon 1 gefalt), 9 Blatt (letztes weiß). Pergamentband der Zeit (gering fleckig, Rücken leicht knickfaltig, Vorderdeckel an der Kante mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug, Titel mit 3 kleinen alten Stempeln und braunem Fleck, etwas gebräunt, mehrere Blätter mit Wasserrand). *Erste Ausgabe der stark erweiterten Fassung in 2 Teilen (durchgehend paginiert) mit insgesamt 36 Kapiteln über Obstgarten, Pflanzen, Pflegen und Veredeln der Obstbäume (deren verschiedene Arten detailliert vorgestellt werden), über Ungeziefer und seine Vernichtung, über das Wetter, über Rosen, Palmen, Papierried und Papierherstellung. Bereits 1651 hatte der "Wackere Geistliche" (Will) Michael Knabs "hortopomologium" (1621) von 110 auf 20 Kapitel eingekürzt und bearbeitet in der Dümlerschen Buchhandlung herausgebracht (siehe Vorrede). Aus Bitten der neuen Verleger Endter gab er es um 16 Kapitel vermehrt heraus. - Die Kupfertafeln des etwas knapp beschnittenen Exemplars zeigen neben Gartengeräten Obstbaumdarstellungen (meist jeweils mehrere zu einer Tafel). - Will V (= Suppl.-Bd. 1), 255 nennt vor unserer insgesamt noch 3 Ausgaben (1644, 1658 und 1658), sowie eine 1664 vgl. Güntz I, 161 (1651) nicht bei Dochnahl.

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        Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.

      London; Andrew Crooke, 1651 [c.1651-1660?] - FIRST EDITION, second state. Tall quarto, pp [6], 248, 247-56, 261-394 (final leaf misnumbered as 397-394 instead of 395-396) - complete, despite pagination. Engraved title, letterpress title and folding letterpress table. Engraved title designed by Hobbes depicting a crowned giant, whose body and arms are made up of tiny human figures, wielding sword and crozier and towering over the landscape. Letterpress title page with 'Bear' imprint (each of the three early editions are distinguished by the printers ornamental devices) and misprint of Ckooke for Crooke, both denote this as the so-called 'Bear' issue. Woodcut headpiece to Introduction and woodcut initial letters to the four parts. Full contemporary calf, skilfully and sympathetically recased using original boards and with original spine laid on. Five raised bands; later red title label with gilt titles and ruling. Despite both title pages bearing the date 1651 Macdonald and Hargreaves in their bibliography state "All the evidence seems to suggest that this [Bear] edition was printed in Holland and probably not long after 1651". Boards a little bruised at corners otherwise sound. Lengthy early nineteenth century inscription to ffep; minor marginal stains and scattered light foxing & creasing. Small loss to margin p 343/4 (text unaffected) and minor worm holes to margins. Probably the most famous and influential book of political philosophy of the 17th century and one of the most important works in the history of political thought Hobbes Leviathan is one of the most strident and earliest examples of social contract theory, and a work of Statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. The Leviathan, a sea monster from the Old Testament, represents the theory that the state must be strong both to protect its people and to keep them in check. Macdonald & Hargreaves 43; PMM 138; Wing H2246.

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        De Bello Bel Gico Decades dvae avctiores et vor rectiorescvmfigv. risencis prodevnt a Famiano Stra da sociesv romano mogvntie 1651. De Bello Belgico Decadis Secundae Liber primus

      1651. Condition: 6,5 Binding in good condition, tears in engravings. The book starts at text page 357, so there seams to miss the first part. Binding: Contemporary Full Vellum Octavo 8vo

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        IrenicoPolemographia, Sive Theatri Europaei Continuati Septennium: Das ist SiebenJährige Historischaußgeführte Friedens und KriegsBeschreibung

      Von den denckwürdigsten Geschichten, so sich hie und da in Europa, als in Hoch- und Nieder-Teutschland, Franckreich, Hispanien, Portugall, Italien, Dalmatia, Candia, England, Schott- und Irrland, Den[n]emarck, Norwegen, Schweden, Polen, Moscau, Schlesien, Böhmen, Ober- und Nieder-Oesterreich, Hungarn, Siebenbürgen, Wallachey, Moldau, Türck- und Barbarey, [et]c. Sowol im weltlichen Regiment, als Kriegswesen, vom Jahr Christi 1651. biß an bevorstehende Wahl ... Leopolden dieses Namens deß Ersten, erwehlten Römischen Käisers, [et]c. Beydes zu Wasser und Land, begeben und zugetragen. Impressum Franckfurt am Mayn : Merian, 1685 Franckfurt am Mayn: Görlin Umfang [4] Bl., 1100 S., [18], [28] Bl., [13] gef. Bl. : Kupfert., 12 Ill. (Kupferst.), 27 Portr. (Kupferst.), 2 Kt. (Kupferst.), 2

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        Schneiderhandwerksverordnung für Kindberg.

      Graz, 10. XI. 1651. - Deutsche Handschrift auf Pergament. 1 S. 452:696 mm. Mit angehängtem Siegel in Holzkapsel. Mit vier Unterschriften, darunter die von Statthalter Siegfried von Weyrsdorff. - Etwas gebräunt und fleckig.

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        Mappe-Monde, ou carte generale du Monde; Dessigneè en deux plan-Hemispheres Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville, Geographe Ordinaire de sa Majeste.

      Artist: Sanson Nicolas d ; issued in: Paris; date: d1651 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Lower left corner replaced; - size (in cm): 40,5 x 54; - description: Map depits the old and the new worls in two hemispheres. California as an island.; - vita of the artist: Nicolas Sanson (1600?1667) was a French cartographer, termed by some the creator of French geography, in which he's been called the father of French cartography.Active from 1627, Sanson issued his first map of importance, the "Postes de France", which was published by Melchior Tavernier in 1632. After publishing several general atlases himself he became the associate of Pierre Mariette, a publisher of prints.In 1647 Sanson accused the Jesuit Philippe Labbe of plagiarizing him in his Pharus Galliae Antiquae; in 1648 he lost his eldest son Nicolas, killed during the Fronde. Among the friends of his later years was the great Condé. He died in Paris on 7 July 1667. Two younger sons, Adrien (d. 1708) and Guillaume (d. 1703), succeeded him as geographers to the king.In 1692 Hubert Jaillot collected Sanson's maps in an Atlas nouveau. See also the 18th century editions of some of Sanson's works on Delamarche under the titles of Atlas de géographie ancienne and Atlas britannique; and the Catalogue des cartes et livres de géographie de Sanson (1702).

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        Tabula Russiæ ex mandato Foedor Borissowits delineata. 1651.

      1651 - Amsterdam: 1651. Coloured. 430 x 540mm. Highly decorative map of Russia, based on Hessel Gerritz's map of 1613, with a large inset plan of Moscow to the top left, and to the right five prospects of Archangel, Narva and the Kremlin, and depiction of Russian steam baths. The map covers the European part of the Russian Empire extending from Poland to the steppes of Tartary, and from the Mourmanskoy More (Barents Sea) to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is richly decorated with a large title cartouche surmounted by Russian gentlemen, sailing ships, and a compass rose

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        Il regno tutto di Candia delineato a parte, a parte, et intagliato da Marco Boschini venetiano. Al Serenissimo Prencipe e regal collegio di Venetia.

      con Privileggio nelli Stati della Chiesa, e della, Venezia, 1651 - In folio (mm 320x220). Tre carte non numerate con frontespizio calcografico entro riquadro a piena pagina, dedica al principe, allegoria incisa con il Leone di San Marco che campeggia sopra l'isola di Candia con libro aperto "Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus" e spada sguainata; 61 magnifiche acquaforti a piena pagina, molte delle quali ripiegate (tav. n? 1 Il regno di Candia, carta geografica dell'isola con toponomastica ricchissima che descrive le infinite insenature ed isolette; tav. n? 2 Scoglio et For di Garabuse, tav. n? 6 Pianta della Canea, tav. n? 9 Fortezza della Suda, n? 14 Fortezza di Rettimo, tav. n? 23 Citt? di Candia, n? 25 Candia Assediata (grande tavola fuori formato ripiegata pi? volte su ambo i lati), n? 33 Fortezza di Spina Longa, tav. n? 39 Citt? di Settia. Piena pergamena rigida coeva con titolo impresso in oro su tassello al dorso, traccia di etichetta decorata di scaffale, tagli a spruzzo. Prima edizione della pi? celebre e rara opera veneziana su Candia. Completo della straordinaria grande tavola dell'assedio di Candia, (di solito mancante), incisa sempre finemente in rame, testimonia il teatro di battaglia, nei dettagli, mostra gli accampamenti, le trincee, le batterie le galere barbaresche che attaccano i vascelli veneziani, soldati a cavallo etc.; ai lati due riquadri con legende.L'autore, Nadal Melchiori Marco Boschini nacque a Venezia nel 1613, dopo aver studiato belle lettere, probabilmente a Padova, fu discepolo dell'incisore bolognese, ma attivo a Venezia, Odoardo Fialetti, nonche? di Jacopo Palma il giovane, "nei studi che io faceva in mia gioventu?" (secondo quanto egli stesso afferma in una lettera al bolognese Malvasia). Fu dunque scrittore d'arte, incisore e pittore (ma della sua attivit? pittorica nulla rimane). E' conosciuto per la sua celebre opera la Carta del Navegar Pitoresco (1660), in dialetto veneziano, dedicata all'arciduca Leopoldo Guglielmo e scritta in quartine rimate. Boschini inizia nel 1645 una importante attivita? di cartografo, anno dell'inizio dell'assedio di Candia; quando l'opera fu pubblicata la citt? di Candia (Heraklion) era nel quarto anno di un assedio che durÚ fino al 1669 (6 settembre, quando Francesco Morosini negoziÚ la resa dopo eroica resistenza) ponendo fine a un dominio veneziano che durava dal 1204.La carta di Creta Ë una riduzione basata sulla grande carta di Francesco Basilicata di cui sopravvive un solo esemplare alla Biblioteca Nazionale di Francia. Riporta una fittissima toponomastica delle localit? costiere e delinea con eleganza l'orografia dell'Ëp'isola. In alto due medaglioni, uno dei quali col leone marciano, e due semplici cartigli, in basso una rosa dei venti. Boschini, nella introduzione alla sua opera, riporta notizie di una sua carta in scala maggiore, pubblicata nel 1645, anno dell'assedio di candia da parte dei Turchi. Questa carta sarebbe insieme a quella di Basilicata il prototipo di questa, inserita nel "Regno tutto di Candia".Pieghe editoriali, alcune minime tracce di tarlo restaurate in basso vicino alla rosa dei venti. Zacherakis, 592/394; Blackmer/Sotheby's, 37.Ottimo esemplare su carta vergellata e con marca d'acqua, ottima inchiostratura. Alcune marginali macchioline sporadiche a qualche tavv.Brunet I, 1123; Piantanida 1331; Atabey 136; Blackmer 171 (incorrect plate count); Graesse "Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux" voll. 1 - 2 p.500. storia.

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        Emblemata Politica; Accedunt disserationes Politicae De Romanorum Imperio et Quaedam

      J. Jamssonium, Amsterdam 1651 - 12mo. 432p. 17 engravings of emblems with chart. Professor Boxhorn of Leiden was both a classical history professor and an expert in philology. His emblems here are set in terms of 17th Century attire and buildings. Mario Praz, Studies in seventeenth century imagery, p. 285. Emblem VI is erroneously labeled V as is evidenced by V which precedes it. (A new possibly pirated edition came out the same year without noting place or publisher). Bound in full vellum, title on spine in brown ink, all edges blue, some soiling to vellum as usual. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reliqui Wottonian; or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems?By the curious pensil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wooton, Kt

      Printed by Thomas Maxey, for R. Marriot, etc., London 1651 - First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 18mo. First Edition of a Rare Izaak Walton Precursor; The Heckscher Copy. Contains a poem of 24 lines, "On a Banck as I sate a Fishing", a description of the Spring, cited in The Compleat Angler. Printed two years before the first edition of The Compleat Angler, by the same printer. An extremely rare book, and, internally, a very fine copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 243; Heckscher 2199 Full dark brown morocco, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., by Stikeman, covers detached, internally fine. THE JOHN GERARD HECKSCHER COPY, with three Heckscher bookplates and one of Rudolph August Witthaus; lot 2199 in the Heckscher Sale, 1909, where it brought the very respectable price of $12.00. In half brown morocco slipcase and chemise Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 18mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le antichitˆ pi antiche di Bologna ristrette in due libri, intitolati il Colosso, e glÕHistorici Spiriti.

      Bologna, per Carlo Zenero, 1651, 8vo (cm. 20 x 15) mezza pergamena coeva, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, pp. 100 completo della sempre mancante grande carta incisa in rame pi volte ripiegata in fine ÒFelsina e Bologna antica...Ó Exlibris ÒSanguinettiÓ allÕinterno del piatto anteriore.

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        Phôtiou Patriarchou Kônstantinou-poleôs Epistolai. Photii Sanctissimi Patriarchae Constantinopolitani Epistolae. Per Reverendum Virum Richardum Montacutium, Norvicensem nuper Episcopum, latine redditae, & notis subinde illustratae.

      London (Londoni), Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1651. - Folio. (8), 393,(11) p. Contemporary calf. 35 cm (Ref: ESTC R12714; Hoffmann 3,89; Brunet 4,624; Ebert 16779; Graesse 5,276) (Details: Gilt back with 6 raised bands. Gilt coat of arms on both boards. Woodcut printer's device on the title, depicting a palm tree, the motto reads: ''Depressa resurgo'. 'Oppressed, higher I rise'. Printed in 2 columns, Greek text of 248 letters, with parallel Latin translation. At the end have been added 5 letters 'ex veteri codice orientali') (Condition: Binding somewhat rubbed. Upper & lower part of the front joint split over 4 and 6 cm. Tiny bump in front board. Small stamp on the title. Small hole in the text of leaf 2A2) (Note: This edition is the 'editio princeps' of the letters of 248 letters of the great Byzantine scholar Photius, ca. 810 - ca. 893, who was Patriarch of Constantinople from 858 to 867 and from 877 to 886. He was the leader of the Byzantine Renaissance, and left works of immense value. The most important is the 'Bibliotheka', a critical bibliography of 280 works with his comments. Gibbon said that it was a living monument of erudition and acute criticism. This work is often the best and only source of notable works now lost. Photius also compiled a 'Lexikon', a glossary drawing upon earlier lexicographic works. The 'Mystagogia' is a theological work treating the Trinity. The 'Amphilochia' or 'Quaestiones ad Amphilochium', concerns ca 300 catechetical question-and-answer discussions of religion and philosophy. § The surviving letters, 298 or 299, of Photius were written between 859 and 886, from the beginning till the end of his Patriachy. They show the same acute criticism and learning as in his other works. It is thought that there were two collections of letters during Photius' lifetime. The first contained the letters 1/248, and was compiled ca. 875. The second corpus contained the letters 1/283 and dates from ca. 886. Part of the letters in the first collections was also incorporated in the 'Amphilochia'. The first collection, 1/248, was first published in 1651, with a Latin translation and notes, by the English Greek scholar Richard Montague, 1577-1641, from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library. who was bishop of Norwich, Text and translation by Richard Montague, 1577-1641, a well known Greek scholar, who later became bishop of Norwich. He used a manuscript of the Bodleian, and a manuscript brought to England by Chr. Ravius for 5 other letters. He previously edited Johannes Chrysostomus) (Provenance: coat of arms on covers: a shield with 2 eagles and 2 griffins in the quarters, flanked by 2 greyhounds standing on the hindlegs. Above the shield a ducal crown, left of the crown a bishop's mither, on the right a crosier. Stamp on title: Minderbroeders, Heerlen) (Collation: A - 3D4, 3E6) (Photographs on request) (Heavy book, may require extra shipping costs) 0 gr

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        Señores Dean y Cabildo de nuestra Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de Lima. E Visto el papel de V. S. de 23. de Diciembre de 1650. a que no é podido responder hasta aora por diuersas causas

      (Lima) 1651 - RARO IMPRESO LIMEÑO DEL SIGLO XVII. Respondiendo a las objeciones que le habían sido sometidas por el Cabildo Eclesiástico de Lima con ocasión de sus autos de visita. A Rare Lima Imprint. Letter from Archbishop Pedro de Villagómez Referring to Questions of Ecclesiastical and Civil Dignity. Only One Copy in WorldCat. 4to; contemporary vellum. RARE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIMA IMPRINT. The author responds to the objections levied by the Ecclesiastical Council (Cabildo Eclesiástico) of Lima on the occasion of his inspection report. * WorldCat: 1 copy only (Iowa). Medina, Lima, 343. RF 667. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS TO SEVERALL PERSONS OF HONOUR

      London: Printed by J. Flesher, for Richard Marriot, 1651. FIRST EDITION. This volume contains 129 letters that were preserved by Donne's son, who also arranged for their printing. They are not "edited" in the usual modern sense, but, as Keynes says, with understatement, "they have much literary and biographical importance." Among the more illustrious recipients are Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Thomas Lucey, Sir Henry Wotton, John Harington, and probably George Herbert. The present item was once owned by Archibald Primrose (1847-1929), 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian, a Liberal politician who served briefly as Britain's prime minister in 1894-95. A fabulously wealthy man who then married the greatest heiress of the day, Hannah de Rothschild, Rosebery was able to indulge his passions for racehorses and for collecting books. The stamp and morocco plate indicate this volume resided at Durdans, the house in Epsom where he spent his final years. While copies of the "Letters" do come up at auction, they are often lacking the frontispiece portrait and many in contemporary bindings have been rebacked. Ours is complete and in a very fortunate state of preservation, no doubt due in part to its excellent provenance.. 186 x 135 mm. (7 1/4 x 5 1/4"). 4 p.l. (including one blank), 318, [2] (blank) pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary unlettered sheep. With frontispiece portrait. Front pastedown with the bookplates of Bayfield Hall Library, Lawrence Strangman, and the morocco bookplate of the Earl of Rosebery, his stamp also on the front flyleaf and on A3. Wing D-1864; Keynes 55; Pforzheimer 295. Joints just slightly rubbed, pasteboard exposed at one lower corner, leather somewhat stained (and with a few minor abrasions), a hint of browning around the edges of the text, but still IN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE UNRESTORED CONDITION, the binding with no significant condition issues, and the text especially fresh and clean. Probably as well preserved a contemporary copy as one could hope to find. This volume contains 129 letters that were preserved by Donne's son, who also arranged for their printing. They are not "edited" in the usual modern sense, but, as Keynes says, with understatement, "they have much literary and biographical importance." Among the more illustrious recipients are Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Thomas Lucey, Sir Henry Wotton, John Harington, and probably George Herbert. The present item was once owned by Archibald Primrose (1847-1929), 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian, a Liberal politician who served briefly as Britain's prime minister in 1894-95. A fabulously wealthy man who then married the greatest heiress of the day, Hannah de Rothschild, Rosebery was able to indulge his passions for racehorses and for collecting books. The stamp and morocco plate indicate this volume resided at Durdans, the house in Epsom where he spent his final years. While copies of the "Letters" do come up at auction, they are often lacking the frontispiece portrait and many in contemporary bindings have been rebacked. Ours is complete and in a very fortunate state of preservation, no doubt due in part to its excellent provenance.

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        Reliqui Wottonian; or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems…By the curious pensil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wooton, Kt

      London: Printed by Thomas Maxey, for R. Marriot, etc., 1651. First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 18mo. Full dark brown morocco, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., by Stikeman, covers detached, internally fine. THE JOHN GERARD HECKSCHER COPY, with three Heckscher bookplates and one of Rudolph August Witthaus; lot 2199 in the Heckscher Sale, 1909, where it brought the very respectable price of $12.00. In half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 18mo. First Edition of a Rare Izaak Walton Precursor; The Heckscher Copy. Contains a poem of 24 lines, "On a Banck as I sate a Fishing", a description of the Spring, cited in The Compleat Angler. Printed two years before the first edition of The Compleat Angler, by the same printer. An extremely rare book, and, internally, a very fine copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 243; Heckscher 2199

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        Leviathan, or, The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London: Andrew Crooke, 1651. First edition. Contemporary calf. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, OF ONE OF THE FOUNDATION WORKS OF POLITICAL THEORY. WITH AN OUTSTANDING PROVENANCE. PMM 138. Regarded as one of most influential philosophical texts produced in the seventeenth century, the Leviathan is the product of its troubled time. Written during the English Civil War (1642-1651), Leviathan argues the necessity of absolute sovereignty and social contract. "Hobbes outlined, without reference to an all-powerful God, how humans, endowed with a natural right to self-preservation but living in an anarchic state of nature, would be driven by fear of violent death to form a civil society and submit to a single sovereign authority (a monarch) to ensure their peace and security through a social contract-an actual or hypothetical agreement between citizens and their rulers that defines the rights and duties of each" (Britannica). "This book produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism. Its importance may be gauged by the long list of assailants it aroused. It was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum 7 May 1703, though all Hobbes's works had previously been condemned in toto, and it still remains a model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language" (Pforzheimer). "During the early years of the Revolutionary period, American leaders found Locke's revolutionary compact ideas more useful than Hobbes' view of the unlimited authority of the state. But as the political and social experience of the 1780s seemed to bear out Hobbes's pessimistic view that men are essentially self-interested, the Hobbesian outlook became more relevant. When John Adams wrote that 'he who would found a state, and make proper laws for the government of it, must presume that all men are bad by nature,' he was expressing an idea that was derived at once from Hobbes" (Lutz & Warden, A Covenanted People, 38 ). First issue: With woodcut "head" ornament on title-page. Engraved title by Abraham Bosse. PROVENANCE: Armorial bookplates of "Sir John Leveson Gower of Trentham in Stafford Shire Baronet." and "Gower Earl Gower" on front pastedown. Sir John Leveson Gower (1674-1709) is the founding peer of the Gower line, MP for Newcastle-upon-Lyne 1692-1702, and made the first Baron Gower in 1702, one of five peers which completed a majority in the Upper House. He was also one of the 24 knights of the "Order of the Garter", the preeminent chivalric order serving the British Monarch George III, and this volume bears the Order's coat-of-arms blind-stamped on the front board. His son, John, was made Earl Gower, and died in 1754. The Gower lineage is one of the most ancient and distinguished of British families, reknowned for the many statesman it produced, and as namesake of the famed "Gower Street" in London (the site of University College). Their estate Lilleshall possessed a spectacular library, and items sold from the estate are often noted for this provenance. This landmark work of British political thought must have been one of the first cornerstones of that collection, bearing as it does the bookplate of Sir John Leveson Gower, the 1st Baronet of the Gower line. London: Printed for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1651. Folio (269 X 181 mm). Contemporary full mottled calf skillfully rebacked; coat-of-arms of the Order of the Garter ("Honi soit qui mal y pense") blind-stamped on front board along with decorative floral borders and thistle fillets in four corners of both boards. Complete with folding table between p.40-41. Binding with renewed corners; surface worm tracks to rear board; some foxing to printed title; browning to "Introduction" and occasional gatherings, rust hole in Aaa margin, tiny wormhole to extreme margin of T-CC. A very handsome copy of the rare first issue in contemporary calf with an important provenance.

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        Il racquisto di Porto Longone, e di Piombino fatto dall'Arme Catoliche di Filippo IV. Il Grande, comandate dall'Altezza Serenissima di Don Giovanni suo figlio, e consegrato alla Maestá medesima dal

      Palermo, 1651 - 8º mayor, [8]+160 p, pergamino con algunas rasgaduras y pequeñas pérdidas, hierros e hilos dorados en planos, cortes dorados. Portada orlada, texto enmarcado. Se refiere a la recuperación de Porto Longone y Piombino por parte de la armada española, bajo el mando de Don Juan de Austria, a los franceses, quienes las habían tomado algunos años antes

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        Caeremoniale Episcoporum Clementis VIII primum nunc denuo Innocentii Papae X avctoritate recognitum.

      Typis Rev. Camerae Apostolica, Romae 1651 - In-4 (245 x175 mm.), con un primo frontespizio architettonico inciso in rame,altro stampato in rosso e nero; pp. (22), 408. Con 67 incisioni in rame nel testo. Pagine incorniciate tipograficamente, alcune recanti note musicali, in rosso e nero. Deliziosa legatura in pieno marocchino setttecentesco granata, piatti incorniciati da filetti, catenelle e bordure a dente di topo incise in oro, dorso a cinque pronunciati nervi con scomparti decorati in oro, tagli in oro. Bell'esemplare. Bibliografia: Vinciana IV, 4827. Brunet I, 1450. Vgl. Wetzer-W. VIII, 53 f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia in Duos Tomos Nunc Distributa - 2 Bände. to pusculis nec non singulorum opusculorum praefationibus, ante hac non editis aclaucta, illustrata, indicibus moralbu locorum s. scripturae, capitalium mysterior fidei, rerum, et concion um quouis annitempor habendarum / congestis et compositis methodo prorsus alys auctoribus inusitat sed ., Epistola dedictatoria Gymnasmatis Patientae Illustrissimo Domino D. Alberto Stanislao Radzivill.

      Moguntia, Schonwetteri, 1651 - 112, 1362, 44, 114, 1325, 25 Seiten Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Einbandprägung, auf Holzdeckeln mit 4 Bünden, eine gestochene Titelvignette, gestochene Tafel - ( Drexel Portraitkupfer ), Metallschließen fehlen, etwas berieben, Papier altersbedingt gedunkelt, Band zwei ersten Seiten seitlich zarter heller Fleck ( nicht im Text ), sonst beide Bände guter Zustand. la Gewicht in Gramm: 5550

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        The Felicity of Queen Elizabeth and her Times

      London - T Newcomb for George Latham, 1651 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A fascinating seventeenth century workmostly by Sir Francis Bacon. The first edition of this scarce work. Very rare, not seen at auction since 1977. Collated, complete. (ESTC R17340) This work begins with the titular work. Here Bacon writes a short essaywith his opinons onQueen Elizabeth. He is greatly in favour of the deceasedQueen in this workand speaks of herin a positive light. He examines the religion, foreign policy and paints a general picture of her reign. Interestingly, it was not until James I's reign that Bacon was knighted and it is believed that Elizabeth did not care much for Bacon in court. The rumour that she referred to him as 'the young Lord'Keeper' is just that. This work also speaks much about Elizabeth's father, Henry VIII. Following the titular work are the six following writings. 'With The Apology of Sr Francis Bacon in Certain Imputations concerning the Late Earl of Essex, written to the Right Honorable his very good Lord, the Earl of Devonshire. ' 'The Lord Bacon his Leter to the most Illustrious and MostExcellent Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ''The LordTreasurer Burleigh's advice to Queen Elizabeth in matters of religion and state. 'Following Burleigh's advice is a poem which, although not stated to this work,is by Sir Henry Wotton. To this work the poem has been titled 'To The Ld Bacon then Falling fromFavour. 'The Ancient Poetical Tracts of the Sixteenth Century by John Heneage Jesse, and several other sources, state that this poem wasactually written by Wotton in reference to thefall ofthe Earle of Somerset following the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. Bacon actually prosecuted Somerset during his position as attorney general. The poem has been used in this work in the context of Bacon's own fall from public grace which happened in 1621. Following this there is a letter from Bacon to his reverend friend Doctor A. The final piece to this volume is an obituary for Bacon, in Latin. This work comprises of several interesting political pieces by Sir Francis Bacon. It was published posthumously, probably due to its honesty and frank nature with which it refers to the royal family. A very scarce work, which not only provides a contemporary opinon on Queen Elizabeth I but of Bacon himself. Condition: Rebound in a full calf binding. Externally, very smart with just come minor edgewear. spine has faded slightly. Small patch of rubbing to spine and rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Binding is tight to the gutter. Prior owner's inscriptions to the title page and verso of title page. Prior owner's bookplate to the rear pastedown, Nicholas Wall. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with spotting to the endpapers, otherwise just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        La Pompa Della Solenne Entrata Fatta Dalla Serenissima Maria Anna Austriaca Figlia dell'Inuittissimo Imperante Ferdinando Terzo et Sposa Del Pontentissimo Filippo Quarto Monarcha Delle Spagne, re Di Molti Regni, Duca Di Milano...

      Milan: Giovanni Battista and Giulio Cesare Malatesta , 1651. Hardback, contemporary paper-covered boards, recent leather spine. 40cm x 26cm. Engraved additional title, 20 etched plates by Cotta, Giovanni Battista del Sole, Hieronymous Quadrius after Storer, Stephanus Montaltus and Carolus Butius, one folding, three double-page. Some old soiling and light damp marking, fore edges of some plates re-inforced, one double-page plate repaired without loss, contemporary or old ms Italian writing in margin of all plates giving brief description of the plate. This rare fete book records the 'state entry' into Milan of Philip IV of Spain and his queen Maria Anna. The plates are designed to draw a parallel between the Hapsburgs and great events from Roman history. The majority are after Johann Christoph Storer, a German artist working in Northern Italy. A scarce book. (bs35a). Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        SAN FELIPE NERI. EPITOME DE SU VIDA, SACADO DE LO QUE DE ELLA HAN ESCRITO AUTORES DIVERSOS.

      Gregorio Rodríguez., Madrid. 1651 - 4h, 84 hojas. Ejemplar lavado y reencuadernado. Raro. Plena piel moderna con ruedas en los planos.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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        Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause.

      Printed for W. Lee.and R. Royston, London 1651 - [14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, some spotting. A reprinting of, and reply to, Catholic controversialist Thomas Bayly's (d. c.1657) Certamen Religiosum (1649) by Church of England clergyman Christopher Cartwright (bap. 1602, d. 1658). Bayly had related the proceedings of a meeting between Charles I and Henry Somerset, earl of Worcester in 1646, at which the latter attempt to convert the former to the Roman Catholicism - the monarch remained true to his protestant faith. Though Bayly's intent had been to provide propaganda disproving notions that Charles harboured papist sympathies, the account was widely disputed with many claiming it to be falsified. Cartwright here accuses Bayly of providing the Catholic Church with a spurious report that may be used in its favour, an issue he attempts to rectify through enforcing the role of the king as a defender of the Protestant cause. ESTC R23673, Wing C684. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hercules catholicus, hydrae ursinae decem capitum domitor, et viperarum inde prognatarum ex parte recastigator.

      (Fribourg), apud Wilhelmum Darbellay, Anno M DCLI, 1651, - in-8° carré, (20.5x16 cm) 2 ff. (titre avec grande vignette gravée sur cuivre, par Pancrace Reyff - Approbatio) + 16 ff. (dedicatoria (fin de chapitre gravée) - prologium (en-tête gravée - epigrammata - faux-titre) + 722 p. + 1 ff. (errata), gravure dans le texte représentant deux médaillons-portraits, orné de qqs vignettes en-tête, initiales et culs-de-lampe, avèc lég. tache d'eau, restes d?un ex-libris, reliure plein vaux, dos à 3 nerfs, plats avec encadrement et fleurons or, supralibros héraldique centrale aux armes de l?auteur ?Iac. Schueler? avec légende ?Iac Schueler S. The. D. Vic. G(ene)ralis Epi. Laus. 1651?, tranches dorées, bel exemplaire. Première édition d'un ouvrage de controverse, une réfutation des doctrines des réformateurs, paru à Fribourg la dernière année de la vie de son imprimeur et éditeur Wilhelm Darbellay. Le catalogue d'exposition «Le Livre Fribourgeois 1585-1985» explique: ?La grande vignette de titre indique plus que clairement le sujet du livre: L'Hercule catholique défait l'Hydre bernoise, c'est-à-dire la foi catholique emporte la victoire sur l'hérésie qui sévit dans la ville voisine depuis la Dispute de Berne de 1528. Comme il ressort de la signature appliquée dans l'image en bas à droite: ?Pan Rei?, cette taille-douce est une oeuvre de Pancrace Reyff (1633-1677). Par ce travail le célèbre sculpteur fribourgeois Pancrace Reyff a introduit le baroque dans l'illustration du livre de sa ville natale? A la p. 195, une vignette gravée représentente, recto et verso, une pièce de monnaie satyrique à l?effigie du pape, avec les légendes suivantes: ?Stulti aliquando sapientes? (Des sots parfois savants) et ?Ecclesia perversa tenet faciem diaboli? (L?Eglise perverse a le visage du diable).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Besson, Annales typographiques fribourgeoises 184 (avec erreur dans la notice de la date de Pancrace Reyff (1630- recte: 1633 -1677) ; Le Livre Fribourgeois 1585-1985; Das Freiburger Buch, p. 59 (ill. titre), p. 108, et p. 112, n° 88 (mais ne mentionne pas la gravure avec deux médaillons à la p. 195); Horodisch p. 38, 52; Gérard Pfulg, Jean-François de Reyff et son atelier, p. 46-48, 162; DHBS VI/80, n° 2; Brun, Schweiz. Künstler Lex. II/620 (P. Reyff).

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        Eschole (L') de Salerne en vers burlesques & duo poemata macaronica, de bello huguenotico. Et de Gestis Magnanimi & Prudentissimi Baldi.

      1651. in 12° bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso, nervi e titoli oro al dorso, triplo filetto oro ai piatti, ricchi fregi in oro al dorso Rara prima edizione 'elzevirienne. Questa edizione è considerata una delle più eleganti di Bonaventura e Abraham Elzevir a Leiden. Contiene una collezione di versi burleschi. In fine si trova il Baldus, Baldus di Teofilo Folengo. Il volume si apre con una parodia, scritta da Louis Martin, dei famosi precetti della Scuola di Salerno. Il volume è dedicato da Moynet, per conto di Elzevier, al medico e scrittore Guy Patin (1601 - 1672). Vicario (G.), gourmet Bibliografia, Rouquette, 1890 334 - 336, "estremamente raro". Bellissimo esemplare con tagli dorati.

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