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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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         Tractatus de Vero Sale Secreto Philosophorum, et de universali Mundi Spiritu. Gallicè primò scriptus in supplementum diu desiderati tertii principii Cosmopolitae, sive, ut vulgò creditur, Michaêlis Sendivogii Poloni, quod de Sale promisit. Liber non minùs curiosus quàm proficuus, ut pote tractans de cognitione verae Medicinae Chemicae. Nunc simplicissimo stylo Latinè versus à Ludovico Combachio.

      Cassellis, typis Jacobi Gentschii, impensis Sebaldi Koehlers, 1651. - in-12. 8ff. 212pp. 1f. Demi-veau moderne dans le style de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. Première Edition Latine, très rare, de cet important ouvrage initialement paru en français en 1621. Il s'agit de la principale œuvre alchimique du poète hermétiste Clovis Hesteau, Sieur de Nuysement (1555-1623), qui s'était pris de passion pour l'alchimie vers la fin de sa vie. Cette traduction imprimée à Cassel fut donnée par Louis Combach (1590-1657), qui avait déjà publié en 1649, dans la même ville, les œuvres du célèbre alchimiste anglais George Ripley (1450-1490). Elle manque à de nombreuses bibliographies spécialisées comme Caillet, Dorbon ou Ferguson, qui n'en possédait qu'une réimpression. A noter que ce dernier attribuait par erreur l'ouvrage à un Jacques de Nuysement, qu'il différenciait à tort de Clovis Hesteau de Nuysement. Traces d'inscriptions sur le titre et dans les marges de quelques feuillets. Petit manque dans le blanc de la page de titre, qui est doublée. Papier fortement bruni.

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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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         Le antichità più antiche di Bologna ristrette in due libri, intitolati il Colosso, e gl?Historici Spiriti.

      1651 - 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 più volte ripiegata in fine ?Felsina e Bologna antica.? Exlibris ?Sanguinetti? all?interno del piatto anteriore.

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

      Andrew Crooke, London 1651 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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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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         Tratado e artigos da paz. Entre as Coroas de França, & Hespanha exhibidos em Munster, pello Senhor Duque de Longauilla, & Condes de Auòs, & Seruiant, Embaixadores, & Plenipotentiarios do Rey Christianissimo.

      [Colophon] (Lisbon), Por Manoel da Sylva, 1651. - 4°, old vellum (more recent endpapers; a bit warped). Caption title. Seven-line woodcut initial. In good to very good condition. Old ink foliation (243 to 254) in upper outer corners of each leaf recto. Old paper shelfmarks in upper inner corner of front cover (rectangular) and near lower inner corner of front cover, extending over spine on to back cover (oval). [12 ll.]. *** Very rare Lisbon printing, in Portuguese, of this treaty, the French-Spanish component of the Peace of Munster, or Treaty of Westphalia, ending the Thirty Years' War in 1648. Portugal had declared her independence from Spain in 1640, and had been counting on French support to maintain it.The Treaty of Westphalia incorporated four basic principles:1: The principle of the sovereignty of nation-states and the concomitant fundamental right of political self-determination; 2: the principle of (legal) equality between nation-states; 3: the principle of internationally binding treaties between states; and, 4: the principle of non-intervention of one state in the internal affairs of other states.That is why the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) is so crucial in the history of international political relations. This important series of treaties formed the basis for the modern international system of independent nation-states. In fact, it marked the beginning of an international community of law between sovereign states of equal legal standing, guaranteeing each other their independence and the right of their peoples to political self-determination.Thus, the Treaty defined these new principles of sovereignty and equality among states in order to establish a durable (eternal) peace and friendship among them, within a mutually acceptable system of international law, based on internationally binding treaties. This was a revolutionary approach to international relations because, for the first time, it established a system that respected peoples' rights and that relied on international law, rather than on brute force and the right of the strongest to regulate interactions between states.A fifth principle was also present in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648, and it is the idea that in order to achieve an enduring peace, magnanimity, concessions and cooperation had to be shown by the victorious parties. It was the beginning of a genuine international constitution for humanity, the advent of a new international order and a big step forward for civilization.The results of the treaties were wide-ranging. Among other things, the Netherlands now officially gained independence from Spain, ending the Eighty Years' War, and Sweden gained Pomerania, Wismar, Bremen and Verden. The power of the Holy Roman Emperor was broken, and the rulers of the German states were again able to determine the religion of their lands. The treaty also gave Calvinists legal recognition. Three new great powers arose from this peace: Sweden, the Dutch Republic and France. The majority of the treaty's terms can be attributed to the work of Cardinal Mazarin, who was the de facto leader of France at the time. France came out of the war in a far better position than any other power and was able to dictate much of the treaty.Another important result was that it laid to rest the idea of the Holy Roman Empire having secular dominion over the entire Christian world. The nation-state would be the highest level of government, subservient to no other.It is often said that the Peace of Westphalia initiated modern diplomacy, as it marked the beginning of the modern system of nation-states (or "Westphalian states"). This interpretation comes from the treaty's role as the first acknowledgment of each country's sovereignty. Subsequent European wars were not about issues of religion, but rather revolved around issues of state. This allowed Catholic and Protestant powers to ally, leading to a number of major realignments. It also cemented Germany's internal divisions, preventing it from uniting into one nation-state. It is the [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Selected works Antwerp Amsterdam Cologne and Munich 1631

      Fine emblematic engraved titles to almost all volumes, some works illustrated with engravings also (see below).32mo. 105 x 55 11 vols bound in 9. Uniformally bound in 18th century half-calf, spines lettered in gilt (spines rubbed).

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         Exercitationes de generatione animalium. With copper engraved title (showing Jove)

      William HARVEY: Exercitationes de generatione animalium. With copper engraved title (showing Jove) . Amsterdam: Elzevier 1651 . 16°. [Not num. p. 1-4 (engraved title, printed title)], p. 1-568, [6 not num. p. (index, addenda)] Contemporary vellum binding on two raised bands, with hand-written title on spine, as well as colour cut. 1st continental edition of this seminal work on animal generation by English physician, anatomist, physiologist and embryologist William Harvey (1578-1657), the most significant advancement in embryology since Aristotle and the first to challenge the prevalent theory of preformation of the foetus by stating „ex ovo omnia". The engraved title shows Jove opening an egg inscribed with the motto "Ex ovo omnia" from which emerge a variety of creatures (deer, snake, fish, insect, spider and a child). The 1st edition had appeared shortly before in London. Due to it's success three Amsterdam imprints followed in the same year, preceded copy represents the 2nd of them. Vellum slightly stained, overall fresh copy of this scarce Elzevier imprint. Wellcome III

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         Selected works]. Antwerp, Amsterdam, Cologne & Munich, 1631-

      1651 - Fine emblematic engraved titles to almost all volumes, some works illustrated with engravings also (see below).32mo. 105 x 55 11 vols bound in 9. Uniformally bound in 18th century half-calf, spines lettered in gilt (spines rubbed). A fine collection of early Latin reprints fom the works of the Jesuit ascetic writer Jeremias Drexel or Dreschel (1581-1638), who was professor of humanities and rhetoric at Augsburg and Dillengen, and for 23 years court preacher to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria. His writings were immensely popular and, as well as Latin and German editions, they were translated into English, Polish, French, Italian, Dutch and Hungarian. Among his most important works, included here, are his Heliotropum (Cologne, 1634, 5 emblematic engraved plates), De Aeternitate Considerationes (Cologne, 1634, 9 emblematic engraved plates) bound with Zodiacus Christianus (Cologne, 1634, 12 emblematic engraved plates), Trismegistus Christianus (1631 (2 engraved plates), Horologium auxiliaris tutelaris angeli (Cologne, 1645, 2 emblematic engraved plates). Provenance: Stamps of the Jesuit College, Dublin. Praz pp. 318-20. Landwehr German 231, 234, 236 (1631 ed.), 238 (1627 ed.), 243, (1628 ed.), 251, 254, 258 (1631 ed.). Orbis Phaeton (Cologne, 1634, 23 engraved plates illustrating the letters of the alphabet), Rosae selectissimarum virtutum (Antwerp, 1652), Rhetorica Caelestis (Antwerp, 1651), Gazophylacium Christi (Munich, 1651), Aeternitatis prodromus mortis nuntius (Cologne, 1645, 3 emblematic engraved plates by Sadeler), Noe architectus arcae in diluvio navarchus descriptus (Antwerp, 1652), Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis (Cologne, 1634, 2 emblematic engraved plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1651 SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA Oeuvres Spirituelles FOLIO 4 Parts bound in this 1 Volume

      Chez JEAN JOST, Paris, France 1651 - LES OEUVRES SPIRITUELLES du R.P. LOUYS DE GRENADE (SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA). Louis de Granada, translated from Spanish into French by Father Simon Martin. PARIS : Chez JEAN JOST, M. DC. LI (1651). Third Edition, enlarged with the addition of "Passages de la Saincte Ecriture & des Peres, avec des Tables pour les Predicateurs" (Passages of the Holy Scripture and the Fathers, with Tables for Preachers). LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVERS, leather backed spine with speckled paper covered boards, gilt decorated spine, leather spine label stamped in gilt, Folio, 9x14 inches (22x35 cm), title page printed in black and red, with engraved portrait. Pagination: [xxx] pages + 1987 columns (page 6 onwards are numbered in columns, 2 columns per page, for a total of 994 pages). TEXT IN FRENCH. The spiritual works of the Reverend Louys of Granada, divided into four parts : La Guide des Pecheurs (The Fishermen's Guide); Le Livre de l'Oraison (The Book of Contemplative Prayer); Le Memorial de la Vie Christienne (The Memorial of Christian Life), and le Livre de L'Amour de Dieu (the Book of God's Love); avec la Lettre de S. Eucher (with the Letter of St. Eucher). Condition: The covers are worn, soiled, and scraped, the bottom cover corners are bent and creased, the spine is frayed at its ends and pulling for 1 inch at the top, the spine label has some chips; nonetheless the covers are solid, doing their job well, and are attractive in a Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally, the pages have lightly toned and there is foxing to the first and last few pages, there are some old previous owner's signatures and notes here and there; a few pages have some edge wear and corner chipping; overall the pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy of this important book. The Venerable Louis of Granada, OP (b. 1505 d. 1588), was a Dominican friar noted as theologian, writer and preacher. The cause for his canonization has been long accepted by the Holy See (i.e. he has been declared and accepted as a SAINT by the Catholic Church). Scarce. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Thaumaturgus mathematicus, id est, admirabilium effectorum e mathematicarum disciplinarum fontibus profluentium sylloge. Nunc denuo correctior & auctior.

      Köln, Münich, 1651. - 8°, circa 15,5 x 10,5 cm. 4 Bll., 304 SS. (mit dem Varianten-Blatt 303-4), 8 Bll., mit Titelholzschitt und mehreren Holzschnitten im Text Neueres Halbleder mit Buntpapierdeckeln "VD17 23:273399R (hat nur 1 Blatt am Ende). Seltene zweite lateinische Ausgabe (erstmals 1636) dieses kuriosen Werkes über mathematische Spielereien, Kunststücke, Salonmagie, Alchemie etc. Diesem Exemplar liegen beide Varianten des letzten Textblattes bei, auch die mit dem Epilog des Buchhändlers, in dem der Leser darüber informiert wird, dass man ihm hier die Bearbeitung eines französischen Werkes präsentiert. Dabei handelt es sich um die "Recréations mathématicques" des Jesuiten Jean Leurechon, die auch in anderen Ländern übersetzt und adaptiert bzw. imitiert wurden. Der Schriftsteller Caspar Ens (1570-1656) war offenbar besonders an abseitigen Themen interessiert und übersetzte mehrere Werke aus dem Französischen, unter anderem auch den "Guzman de Alfarache" ins Lateinische. - Die Holzschnitte zeigen verschiedene Kunststücke, auf Seite 146 auch eine Szene auf einem Billardtisch. " "- Papierbedingt wenig gebräunt, zu Beginn eine kleinee Wurmspur ohne Textverlust, nur die letzten Blätter etwas beschabt und feuchtrandig, sonst meust sauber. Mit dem seltenen letzten Blatt in beiden Varianten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Karte des Gebietes Reichenbach, Neuburg, Waldmünchen, Eschlkam, Hohenwarth, Viechtach, Haibach und Wiesent, im Zentrum Cham.

       Kol. Kupferstich von Peter Weiner nach Philipp Apian, 1651, 31 x 41,5 cm. Vgl. Cartographia Bavariae S. 69/70. - Blatt 7 der 24-teiligen, nach Apian gestochenen Bayernkarte. Mit sehr feinem Flächenkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberpfalz

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         Relatione delle feste fatte in Palermo nel 1625 per lo trionfo delle gloriose reliquie. Di S. Rosalia vergine palermitana. Scritta dal dottor don Onofrio Paruta, canonico della chiesa metropolitana di Palermo, figlio di Filippo. E poi perfettionata da don Simplicio Paruta monaco cassinese. E dal medesimo dirizzata all'illustrissimo Senato di Palermo

      4to (200x145 mm). Collation: [π]4 †4 A-T4 V2 X4 Y2 Z4 [χ]2. Half-title, engraved frontispiece, [12], 176, [4: errata corrige] pp. and [4] folding plates engraved by Francesco Nigro and Francesco La Barbera after Gerardo Astorino and Vincenzo La Barbera. Richly gilt modern morocco binding, original sprinkled edges. Minor restorations to the outer margin of the first leaves without loss, small worm track in the gutter of a few leaves not affecting the text, tears repaired along the folding of one plate, all in all a very good copy.EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION of this festival account attributed to Filippo Paruta, but edited by his son Simplicio, who also signs the dedication to the Senate of Palermo, and published posthumously under the name of his other son Onofrio.In the note to the reader Onofrio provides a detailed list of the works (orations, occasional writings, inscriptions for ephemeral architectures, etc.) of his father Filippo, who was the secretary to the Palermo Senate and the major responsible for the iconographic program realized on the occasion of the 1625 festivity.At the beginning of the 1620s the viceroy Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy rebuild the Accademia dei Riaccesi, which gathered in the Royal Palace, and entrusted the scholar and mathematician Carlo Maria Ventimiglia with the direction of the academy. Around his figure gravitated many of the artists and scholars who designed the program and the solemn procession of the relics of St. Rosalia, held in June of 1625 as a sign of gratitude for deliverance from plague. Among them were the painters and architects Gerardo Astorino and Vincenzo La Barbera, the engraver Francesco Negro, the scholar Martino La Farina, who conceived the allegorical arch of the Genoese nation, and, above all, Filippo Paruta, who was linked to Ventimiglia also by a common passion for numismatics and antiquities. Paruta was involved in all literary activities related to celebratory events since the end of the sixteenth century. In 1625 he inspired the triumphal arch that the Senate erected in Piazza Villena and was responsible for the account of the festivities, which however was actually published only after his death in 1651.The constitution of such a large and complex team to be entrusted with the creation of the apparatuses testifies of the importance of that event that officially marked the beginning of the cult of St. Rosalia. The solemnity of 1625 had no immediate follow-up and only in 1649 the feast of St. Rosalia was formalized with all those peculiarities that would characterize the following decades. In 1625, in addition to the impressive processions and solemn ceremonies to which all local communities, religious and civil, took part, two magnificent horse rides were organized; one, in particular, took place at the conclusion of the festivities, after the solemn mass in the cathedral. Then followed fireworks, organized by the German nation, tournaments and jousts. At the very end the nobility walked in gala dresses along Via Colonna (cf. M. Sofia di Fede, La festa barocca a Palermo: città, architetture, istituzioni, in: "Espacio, Tiempo y Forma", series VII, t. 18-19, 2005-2006, pp. 49-75; see also M. Vitella, Il primo Festino, in: M.C. Di Natale, "S. Rosaliae patriae servatrici", Palermo, 1994; and V. Petrarca, Genesi di una tradizione urbana. Il culto di S. Rosalia a Palermo in età spagnola, Palermo, 1986, p. 82).Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\PALE\004559; S.P. Michel, Répertoire des ouvrages imprimés en langue italienne au XVIIe siècle conservés dans les bibliothèques de France, Paris, 1976, VI, p. 80; Biblioteca centrale della Regione siciliana "Alberto Bombace", Sanctae Rosaliae Dicata, Bibliografia cronologica su Santa Rosalia, Settembre 2004, pp. 12-13; G.M. Mira, Bibliografia siciliana, Palermo, 1881, II, p. 186; A. Mongitore, Bibliotheca sicula sive de scriptoribus siculis, Palermo, 1707-1714, I, p. 293 and II, p. 174; M. Cornelles, V. Manuel et al., eds., La fiesta barroca. Los reinos de Nápoles y Sicilia (1535-1713), Palermo, 2014, ad indicem.

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         Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide traduites en prose françoise [par N. Renouard] et de nouveau soigneusement reveuës, corrigées en infinis endroits & enrichies de figures à chacune fable. Avec XV Discours contenant l'explication morale et historique ; de plus, outre le Jugement de Pâris, augmentés de la Métamorphose des abeilles trad. de Virgile, de quelques épistres d'Ovide et autres divers traitez.

      Augustin Courbé, 1651. 3 parties en un volume in-folio, plein veau, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, faux-titre - 6 ff.- 466- 6 ff. de table - 54 - 213 pp. Titre-frontispice gravé par P. Firens d'après Rabel, un portrait d'Ovide dans un encadrement allégorique, gravé par J. Boulanger d'après Chauveau, 48 bandeaux, 45 initiales, 28 culs-de- lampe, répétés, gravés par Boulanger, 137 figures in-texte par Matheus, Firens, Briot, Faulte, ou non signées et une figure hors texte non signée pour le Jugement de Paris. Sans les titre et faux-titre. Restauration à 2 ff. en pied. Coiffes, coins, charnières et plats usés. Intérieur très frais. Sans le titre gravé ni le portrait frontispice d'Ovide. La traduction de Nicolas Renouard (1614) sera édité à neuf reprises dans le siècle. Chaque récit est suivi d'un "discours" qui en dégage la morale.

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         1651 SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA Oeuvres Spirituelles FOLIO 4 Parts bound in this 1 Volume

      LES OEUVRES SPIRITUELLES du R.P. LOUYS DE GRENADE (SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA). Louis de Granada, translated from Spanish into French by Father Simon Martin. PARIS : Chez JEAN JOST, M. DC. LI (1651). Third Edition, enlarged with the addition of "Passages de la Saincte Ecriture & des Peres, avec des Tables pour les Predicateurs" (Passages of the Holy Scripture and the Fathers, with Tables for Preachers). LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVERS, leather backed spine with speckled paper covered boards, gilt decorated spine, leather spine label stamped in gilt, Folio, 9x14 inches (22x35 cm), title page printed in black and red, with engraved portrait. Pagination: [xxx] pages + 1987 columns (page 6 onwards are numbered in columns, 2 columns per page, for a total of 994 pages). TEXT IN FRENCH. The spiritual works of the Reverend Louys of Granada, divided into four parts : La Guide des Pecheurs (The Fishermen's Guide); Le Livre de l'Oraison (The Book of Contemplative Prayer); Le Memorial de la Vie Christienne (The Memorial of Christian Life), and le Livre de L'Amour de Dieu (the Book of God's Love); avec la Lettre de S. Eucher (with the Letter of St. Eucher). Condition: The covers are worn, soiled, and scraped, the bottom cover corners are bent and creased, the spine is frayed at its ends and pulling for 1 inch at the top, the spine label has some chips; nonetheless the covers are solid, doing their job well, and are attractive in a Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally, the pages have lightly toned and there is foxing to the first and last few pages, there are some old previous owner's signatures and notes here and there; a few pages have some edge wear and corner chipping; overall the pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy of this important book. The Venerable Louis of Granada, OP (b. 1505 d. 1588), was a Dominican friar noted as theologian, writer and preacher. The cause for his canonization has been long accepted by the Holy See (i.e. he has been declared and accepted as a SAINT by the Catholic Church). Scarce. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. Good .

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         Emblemata Politica; Accedunt disserationes Politicae De Romanorum Imperio et Quaedam

      Amsterdam: J. Jamssonium, 1651. First Edition. 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.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Philosophicall Rudiments concerning Government and Society.

      London: Printed by J. G. for R. Royston,, 1651. Or, A Dissertation Concerning Man in his severall habitudes and respects, as the Member of a Society, first Secular, and then Sacred … Duodecimo (142 x 80 mm). Contemporary calf, spine neatly rebacked to style, compartments double-ruled in black, raised bands, boards ruled in black with triple-rule centre panel with floral corner motifs also tooled in black, red edges. S4 bound in after B8 as recorded by MacDonald & Hargreaves. Engraved title page and 3 plates, woodcut initials. A few neat pencil annotations to the text including a reference to Locke on page 224, small ink inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities a little rubbed, endpapers browned from turn-ins, small puncture to upper margin of E2 and nick to upper edge of O3, minor loss to fore edge of R1 not affecting text, overall a very good copy with very occasional spotting to lightly browned contents. First English edition (first published in Latin in 1642) of De cive, the first full exposition of Hobbes's political thought to appear in print and the work which "established Hobbes's reputation among select intellectual circles" (ODNB). Hobbes wrote De cive ("On the citizen") as the third section of a planned three-part treatise on the elements of philosophy, although the first two parts, De corpore and De homine, were in fact published several years after the appearance of De cive, in 1655 and 1658 respectively. De cive presented "his solution to the problem of moral conflict, a solution in which politics came to the rescue of ethics. The book begins with an account of the state of nature, that is, in a situation without civil government. It has often been supposed that Hobbes believed that conflict arises from man's inherent selfishness, but … this is a mistaken interpretation. Selfishness or self-concern is a neutral principle: men in well-functioning society are as selfish as those outside it. Hobbes made this point clear … 'it does not follow from this principle that men are evil by nature…'" (Tuck & Siverthorne, pp. xxii-xxvi). Philosophicall Rudiments is accompanied by three engravings, heavy with royalist iconography. Noel Malcolm, one of the editors of the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Hobbes, explains that the engravings were "selected by the printer … from a previously published collection of allegorical engravings by Wenceslaus Hollar, entitled Emblemata nova. In their original context the first was on the theme of 'despising wealth'; the second on 'the sword of Damocles'; and the third on the theme of 'innocence' … Taken out of their original context and placed in a political treatise, however, these three engravings take on a very different significance. All three now seem to be on the special theme that appears to connect them, the theme of kingship – and, what is more, they give the impression of treating the holder of that office in an almost hagiographical way … This quasi-religious Royalist iconography is entirely in tune with what we know about the political sympathies of the bookseller Richard Royston, who had gone to extraordinary lengths to promote the royal cause ever since the outbreak of the Civil War" (Malcolm, pp. 236-238).

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         Trattato della pittura ...

      Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois,, 1651. Novamente dato in luce, con la vita dell'istesso autore, scritta da Rafaelle Du Fresne. Si sono giunti i tre libri della pittura, & il trattato dell statua di Leon Battista Alberti, con la vita del medesimo. Quarto (376 × 249 mm). Contemporary mottled calf professionally refurbished (joints and corners repaired, new label to style), decorative gilt spine, marbled edges. Additional engraved title by René Lochon (incorporating a portrait of Leonardo), portrait of Alberti, 73 plates (19 of which are after Nicolas Poussin) in the text (illustrative or diagrammatic), title vignettes, head- and tailpieces and initials. Much of gilt rubbed from spine, divisional title to Alberti's "della Pittura" misbound before Alberti general title, old grease stain to engraved title, pale dampstain in gutter of first few gatherings, scattered marginal stains and signs of handling otherwise a very good copy, complete with the medial blank [R4]. Editio princeps of Leonardo's Treatise, also published by Langlois in a French translation the same year, although this did not include the two treatises by Alberti; Brunet gives precedence to this edition in Italian, which is virtually doubled in size by the addition of Alberti's Trattato della pittura and Trattato della statua. Together these texts comprise the foundational practical treatise on Renaissance art. "The idea for a publication of Leonardo da Vinci's treatise on painting was probably initiated by [the French writer and theorist on art and architecture] Fréart de Chambray with the participation of Charles Errard. Errard, a painter, ornamentalist, and architect of the Church of the Assumption in Paris, was director of the French Academy in Rome from 1666… In 1651 the two editions of the Leonardo treatise appeared – the first-ever publications of this work. The French edition was translated by Fréart and the Italian… edited by Raphael Trichet Du Fresne, a numismatist, bibliophile, and collector of antiquities and art objects for the Duc d'Orleans. The Fréart and Du Fresne editions of the Leonardo treatise were both published by the same press, Langlois… another close relation between the two editions is the collaboration of the artist Errard, who, who was a friend of both Fréart and Du Fresne. He aided Fréart with his French translation and Du Fresne in his explanation of the graphic parts of the Italian text. And he provided the illustrations which were used by both editors for their separate editions… The Errard illustrations were taken from drawings either by Poussin or another artist from his school, drawings that were intended by Poussin as informal descriptive illustrations for the Leonardo text. They were sketched in a manuscript of the Della pittura owned by the great art and antique collector Cassiano del Pozzo, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Barberini. With the aid of Pozzo, Poussin first saw Leonardo's treatise in the Barberini library… Despite similarities, the two preparations of Leonardo's treatise were by editors with different approaches to the original, which was, in its untouched state, simply a collection of pragmatic observations on nature, proportions, movement and weight of the body, light and shade, gestures and expression, colour and reflection, and landscape and perspective… Du Fresne was well able to undertake this first edition of a difficult work. Editor of the royal press from 1640, he brought out at least seventy editions, many with frontispieces designed by Poussin… [his] version of the treatise was the result of a collation of several manuscript versions of the original. On the other hand, Fréart's translation was based on a single source, the manuscript with the Poussin drawings… Although Du Fresne parallels Fréart's dedication [of the French translation] to Poussin with a dedication of the two Alberti treatises to Charles Errard, he also provides a more conventional dedication of the entire work to the queen of Sweden [the celebrated Christina], with a second dedication to Pierre Bourdelot, physician to the queen, and with whom Du Fresne had accompanied the queen to Rome… Leonardo's treatise on painting would not be printed again until the eighteenth century and the emergence of a new kind of classicism" (Millard). Provenance: ownership inscriptions of Heneage Finch on engraved and letterpress titles; almost certainly the diplomat and third earl of Winchilsea (1627/8-1689), in 1660 the first peer to be appointed to the embassy in Constantinople. "In 1657-8 he travelled extensively on the continent, acquiring a lifelong love of Italy and antiquities" (ODNB); it is most likely that he purchased this copy on that excursion. With later ownership inscriptions (on the same pages) of another Finch.

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         FONS in area qua hodie NAVONA ... Views of Rome [Set title]

      24th plate of 100 portraying Rome's palaces and ruins and even reconstruction of ancient buildings in Rome. The second state of these etchings were collected in the publication by Peter Schenck:'Roma aeterna, sive ipsius aedificiorum Romanorum, integrorium collapsorumque, conspectus duplex. ' In the 'Aedificiorum Index':'24. Fons Navonae', view of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) in the Piazza Navona. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor. Inscribed on the bottom in Latin and Dutch:'FONS in area qua hodie NAVONA ... / P Schenck exc: Amsteloed: cum Privil:' Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 198 x 167 mm; total: 255 x 190 mm; state I/2; some very small tears along margins; Hollstein 1497-1596; Nagler 177; Le Blanc 19; Wurzbach 313

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         Trattato della pittura . Novamente dato in luce, con la vita dell'istesso autore, scritta da Rafaelle Du Fresne. Si sono giunti i tre libri della pittura, & il trattato dell statua di Leon Battista Alberti, con la vita del medesimo.

      Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois, 1651 - Quarto (376 × 249 mm). Contemporary mottled calf professionally refurbished (joints and corners repaired, new label to style), decorative gilt spine, marbled edges. Much of gilt rubbed from spine, divisional title to Alberti's "della Pittura" misbound before Alberti general title, old grease stain to engraved title, pale dampstain in gutter of first few gatherings, scattered marginal stains and signs of handling otherwise a very good copy, complete with the medial blank [R4]. Additional engraved title by René Lochon (incorporating a portrait of Leonardo), portrait of Alberti, 73 plates (19 of which are after Nicolas Poussin) in the text (illustrative or diagrammatic), title vignettes, head- and tailpieces and initials. Editio princeps of Leonardo's Treatise, also published by Langlois in a French translation the same year, although this did not include the two treatises by Alberti; Brunet gives precedence to this edition in Italian, which is virtually doubled in size by the addition of Alberti's Trattato della pittura and Trattato della statua. Together these texts comprise the foundational practical treatise on Renaissance art. "The idea for a publication of Leonardo da Vinci's treatise on painting was probably initiated by [the French writer and theorist on art and architecture] Fréart de Chambray with the participation of Charles Errard. Errard, a painter, ornamentalist, and architect of the Church of the Assumption in Paris, was director of the French Academy in Rome from 1666 In 1651 the two editions of the Leonardo treatise appeared – the first-ever publications of this work. The French edition was translated by Fréart and the Italian edited by Raphael Trichet Du Fresne, a numismatist, bibliophile, and collector of antiquities and art objects for the Duc d'Orleans. The Fréart and Du Fresne editions of the Leonardo treatise were both published by the same press, Langlois another close relation between the two editions is the collaboration of the artist Errard, who, who was a friend of both Fréart and Du Fresne. He aided Fréart with his French translation and Du Fresne in his explanation of the graphic parts of the Italian text. And he provided the illustrations which were used by both editors for their separate editions The Errard illustrations were taken from drawings either by Poussin or another artist from his school, drawings that were intended by Poussin as informal descriptive illustrations for the Leonardo text. They were sketched in a manuscript of the Della pittura owned by the great art and antique collector Cassiano del Pozzo, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Barberini. With the aid of Pozzo, Poussin first saw Leonardo's treatise in the Barberini library Despite similarities, the two preparations of Leonardo's treatise were by editors with different approaches to the original, which was, in its untouched state, simply a collection of pragmatic observations on nature, proportions, movement and weight of the body, light and shade, gestures and expression, colour and reflection, and landscape and perspective Du Fresne was well able to undertake this first edition of a difficult work. Editor of the royal press from 1640, he brought out at least seventy editions, many with frontispieces designed by Poussin [his] version of the treatise was the result of a collation of several manuscript versions of the original. On the other hand, Fréart's translation was based on a single source, the manuscript with the Poussin drawings Although Du Fresne parallels Fréart's dedication [of the French translation] to Poussin with a dedication of the two Alberti treatises to Charles Errard, he also provides a more conventional dedication of the entire work to the queen of Sweden [the celebrated Christina], with a second dedication to Pierre Bourdelot, physician to the queen, and with whom Du Fresne had accompanied the queen to Rome Leonardo's treatise on painting would not be printed again until the eighteenth century and the [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676)

      Bust Portrait of admiral Michael Adriaansz. de Ruyter. In the background a sea battle. Portrait within oval frame with square edge. In the margin a two-line caption in French: "Le Noble et Genereux vice Admiral MICHEL ADR. DE RUYTER, comman: / deur de l'Armé Naualle de Hollande. / Hend. Berckmans pinx. / Petr. de Iode scupl. / Ioan. Meyssens excud." Included in "Theatrum pontificum, imperatorum, regum, ducum", 1651 Etching and engraving on paper, with some margin; plate mark: 176 x 122 mm, total: 185 x 128 mm, mounted on cardboard (top margin); Hollstein (de Jode II) 149 and 205-384, van Someren 4703, in very good conditions

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         Leviathan (.) or the matter, forme, & power of a common wealth ecclesiasticall and civil.

      London Printed for Andrew Crooke at the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Church-yard 1651 - First edition, first issue (with boar's head device to title-page). Folio (28.75 x 19.5 cm), [6], 248, 247-256, 261-396 pp., additional engraved title-page, folding table, complete, text continuous despite pagination, modern calf antique, gilt arabesque to upper cover, a fine example with wide margins. A classic work on statecraft and a landmark of western philosophy. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government. Hobbes begins his treatise on politics with an account of human nature. He presents an image of man as matter in motion, attempting to show through example how everything about humanity can be explained materialistically, that is, without recourse to an incorporeal, immaterial soul or a faculty for understanding ideas that are external to the human mind. Hobbes describes human psychology without any reference to the summum bonum, or greatest good, as previous thought had done. Not only is the concept of a summum bonum superfluous, but given the variability of human desires, there could be no such thing. Consequently, any political community that sought to provide the greatest good to its members would find itself driven by competing conceptions of that good with no way to decide among them. The result would be civil war. There is, however, Hobbes states, a summum malum, or greatest evil. This is the fear of violent death. A political community can be oriented around this fear. Hobbes goes on to advocate the desirability of a Commonwealth in which a subject authorises and gives up any right of governing himself to this man, or to this assembly of men, on this condition;" that thou give up, thy right to him, and authorise all his actions in like manner". The work is wide-ranging, dealing with matters as diverse as tax and religion. Apart from the text, the book is also notable for its remarkable engraved title-page by Abraham Bosse. It has two main elements, of which the upper part is by far the more striking. In it, a giant crowned figure is seen emerging from the landscape, clutching a sword and a crosier, beneath a quote from the Book of Job—"Non est potestas Super Terram quae Comparetur ei. Iob. 41 . 24" ("There is no power on earth to be compared to him. Job 41 . 24")—linking the figure to the monster of that book. The torso and arms of the figure are composed of over three hundred persons, in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo; all are facing inwards with just the giant's head having visible features. The lower portion is a triptych, framed in a wooden border. The centre form contains the title on an ornate curtain. The two sides reflect the sword and crosier of the main figure – earthly power on the left and the powers of the church on the right. Each side element reflects the equivalent power – castle to church, crown to mitre, cannon to excommunication, weapons to logic, and the battlefield to the religious courts. The giant holds the symbols of both sides, reflecting the union of secular and spiritual in the sovereign, but the construction of the torso also makes the figure the state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De generatione animalium... De partu: de membranis ac humoribus uteri & de conceptione.

      Amsterdam, J.Jansonius, 1651, 12, XVI, 415 pp. (ohne die beiden Blätter Aditamentorum). Ledereinband d.Zt. Schön gestochener Titel, Zeus darstellend, ein geöffnetes Ei in den Händen haltend, aus dem menschl. Gestalten und Tiere entspringen Die seltene Amsterdamer Ausgabe, im selben Jahr wie die Londoner Erstausgabe erschienen. "Omne vivum ex ovo" ist eine der wichtigsten Erfahrungen der Biologie. Studien an bebrüteten Hühnereiern, trächtigen Hirschkühen und Rehen brachten Harvey zu der Überzeugung: Alles Lebendige kommt aus dem Ei! Dieses zweite große Werk des Entdeckers des Blutkreislaufes bildet einen Meilenstein auf dem Gebiet der Embryologie. "Außerordentlich wertvoll ist eine im Jahr 1651 zu Amsterdam gedruckte Ausgabe von Harvey's Exercitationes de generatione animalium" - Ciba-Zeitschrift, Basel No.13/1934, S.454 William Harvey's masterpiece on embryology, generation and obstetrics, a collection of observations of equal importance to his discovery of the circulation of the blood. The present edition of Harvey's great book was one of the last to appear in his lifetime. Keynes, Harvey Bibliogr., no.37 Garrison & Morton 467 (Engl. EA) Osler 467 Waller 4121 Heirs of Hippocrates 272 Cushing, H 160 Wellcome III, 220.

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

      Johann Ostermayr für Augsburg, Johann Weh, Ingolstadt 1651 - 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. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. 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. 550 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nieuw gebouw der chirurgie of heel-konst (...) over een stemmende met die van Renatus des Cartes [Descartes], nevens een brief over dit werk van Cornelis Bontekoe. Amsterdam, J. ten Hoorn, 1682.

      "Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (22)+459+(1) pag. Geillustreerd met portret van de auteur. Enkele blz. los. BMN I pag. 291; Bierens de Haan 3671. Overkamp (Coevorden 1651-1692?) was medicus te Harlingen. Hij droeg dit werk op aan zijn collega arts Christoph. van Tongeren. Het drempelgedicht is van Emanuel van Ypperen.".

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        Manuale exorcistarum ac parochorum, hoc est tractatus de curatione, ac protectione divina [..].

      Typis Marci Antonij Rubei, 1651. In-4° (cm. 21), legatura coeva in cartonato d'attesa, dorso marmorizzato con titolo ms. su etichetta (sbiadito); pp. [36] 452 [36] testatine fregi e capilettera in silografia foro di tarlo al margine interno dei fascicoli L, M e 2H che sfiora il testo, strappo alle sole carte Y2, 2B8 senza perdita di alcunché; lievi bruniture. Prima edizione di questa rara opera del frate minore bergamasco (di Sarnico), posta all'Indice con decreto del 1725 [Casati 57]. Il libro discute le possessioni demoniache con frequenti particolareggiati riferimenti agli esorcismi praticati d fra' Candido. «Manuel d'exorcisme fort rare» [Caillet 1688]. Cfr. Rosenthal 2047; Choix 13161; Bibliotheca Lamiarum 81; Bibliotheca magica 365. Esemplare molto buono.

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