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        Imprese d'Alassio città sacra della gran Madre di Dio . nella quale si descrive a gloria della Reina Madre, con l'augusta genealogia, e viaggio di Alerame, e d'Alassia . Et anche l'origine d'Alassio, portandone nell'inclita fronte il nome più grande de' fondatori

      con licenza de' Superiori, In Mondovì 1653 - In-4 (212x155 mm.), pp. (26), 75, (3). Insegna in xilografia al frontespizio raffigurante la Maria di Misericordia di Savona (ripetuta in fine), stemma della famiglia Brea di Alassio a c. g3-v. Precedono una dedicatoria a donna Costanza Doria Carretta di Giuliano Brea ed altra dell'autore al Brea medesimo. Cartoncino remondiniano. Segni d'uso, ma buon esemplare. Edizione originale assai rara di queste leggendarie «imprese» della bella cittadina ligure. Francesco Maria Giancardi celò le proprie pubblicazioni sotto il nome del fratello Giuliano, parroco di Alassio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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        Quae exstant. Marcus Zuerius Boxhornius recensuit & animadversionibus nonnullis illustravit. Accedunt eiusdem epistolae duae, quibus & quaedam Taciti explicantur. Editio nova & auctior.

      apud Joannem Janssonium ., Amstelodami [Amsterdam] 1653 - 24mo., pp. [6] 615 [1] 68 [2]. With final blank. Woodcut printer's device to title-page, second and third pages of prelims. in red and black. Light foxing and browning, minor ink stains, and last bifolium loosening, a good copy bound in contemporary red morocco gilt, 'TACITUS' stamped in gilt on spine, edges mottled red (rubbed, small stain, lacking f.f.e.p., smattering of wormholes to spine, but good). Inscription to front pastedown: "Ex libris ii Regimbaud natu maioris". Inscriptions of Joseph Philippe Camille in tiny letters to top and bottom edges by head- and tail-pieces. First Boxhorn edition (cf. Schweiger, OCLC) of the works of Tacitus, in a nice contemporary red morocco binding, probably French. Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612-1653), professor in Leiden, is most famous for discovering the similarity between Indo-European languages. Schweiger II 1002. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd., ABA, ILAB]
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        Threnothriambos. Sive Liber Job Graeco carmine redditus per J.D. Cantabrigiensem, S.T.B. Editio altera, multis in locis ab Autore recognita & emendata. Cui adduntur in sine tres Psalmi

      Cantabrigiae [i.e. Cambridge]: Apud Thomam Buck, 1653. [16], 203pp, [5]. First word of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked by Stoakley of Cambridge, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, light marginal damp-staining throughout. A translation into Homeric Greek verse, with parallel Latin prose, of the book of Job arranged by sometime Dean of Peterborough and Master of Magdalene College, James Duport (1606-1679). First printed in 1637, the work established Duport's reputation as a learned scholar and adept poet, and doubtless contributed to his being appointed regius professor of Greek at Cambridge in 1639. Wing B2739F.. 8vo.

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        En ædele zions daatters trøstig tro oc tancke/ at see Herrens gode i de leffvendis lande. Fremsæt oc forhandlet af Davids den 27. psalm. vers. 13. 14. Ved hæderlig oc høylærd mand M. Frantz Rosenberg/ superintendent offver Viborg stifft/ der erlig oc velbiurdig frue/ Er. Berte Frijsz sal. her Albret Skiels til Fusingøe/ hendis adelig lig med christelige ceremonier bleff den 20. februar. 1652. nedersat udi Viborg domkircke/ udi mange velbiurdige adelige personers/ saa oc udi geistliges oc verdsliges fornemme oc folckerig forsamling.

      København 1653. Liten 4to. Samt. helskinnbd. u. titteltrykk. (2) + 144 + (11) s. Bindet ormehullet.. .

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Conjectura Cabbalistica. Or A Conjectural Essay of Interpreting the minde of Moses, according to a threefold Cabbala: viz. Literal, Philosophical, Mystical, or, Divinely Moral

      Printed by James Fletcher and to be sold by William Morden, Cambridge 1653 - Printed by James Fletcher and to be sold by William Morden, Bookseller in Cambridge, 1653. First Edition. 8vo. [xx], 251, [17] pages. Full calf binding with gilt tooling to spine & gilt borders to boards, four raised bands to spine. Ex libris book plates to both front & rear paste downs for a previous owner, one J. G. Barnish S.T.B. with the rather creepy printed warning: 'Cave Adsum'. Henry More (1614 - 1687) was a Cambridge theologian and philosopher and is usually grouped with contemprary and like-minded thinkers as the Cambridge Platonists. More had come to the conclusion that the original Jewish Kabbalah was ultimately derived from Moses and this was the true source of the philosophical theology which More reconstructed. More was disconcerted to later discover that his interpretation was a long way from that arrived at by other students of the Kabbalah - perhaps most notably Isaac Luria. The 'invincible obscurity' of the Lurianic Kabbalah was poles apart from what More had imagined and conflicted with his own rationalist sensibilities. Ultimately, More's endeavours to use philosophy in the service of religion began to be seen as unconvincing and ultimately subversive. This volume is divided into three sections, which deal in turn with the Literal Cabbala, the Philosphical Cabbala and the Mystical or Divinely Moral Cabbala. The book begins with The Epistle Dedicatory to More's friend Dr Cudworth, Master of Clare Hall, and Professor in the University of Cambridge. This is followed by The Preface to the Reader. Following the main body of the work, there is An Account of what is contained in the Prefaces and Chapters of the book. Re-backed with original spine laid on. Corners a little bumped. Marbling to text block edges rather faded. Some foxing, mainly to endpapers but sporadically elsewhere. Title page a little discoloured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ariadne Books, PBFA]
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        Chronicon Parvum Sueviae, oder Kleines Schwäbisches Zeitbuch

      Ulm, Kühn, 1653. - darinnen die vornehmsten und bekanntesten Geschichten und Sachen so sich nach Ankunfft der Schwaben in das heutige Schwabenland in demselben siss auff das jetzt und angehende 1653 Jahr begeben haben. Aus Felice Fabri, Vadiano, Bruschio, Crusio, Annalibus Augustanis, Gulero und vielen anderen.1653. Mit gestochenem Titel, 2 gefalteten Karten, 11 Blatt, 163 Seiten, 6 Blatt, Seite 201 bis 428, 3 Blatt, Seite 450 bis 683 Seiten, 13 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 19,5 x 15,5 cm, Einband berieben und angestaubt, ohne die Bindebändchen, Karten mit Quetschfalten, innen unterschiedlich gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Gesamtans., im Himmel 2 Wappen und Erklärungen, "Magdebvrgvm in flore".

      - Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) v. Merian, 1653, 15 x 54,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Krönungs-Adler. Deß . Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Ferdinands deß IV. Erwählten Römischen Königs in Germanien . Herrn ( Kopftitel).

      - Kupferstich und Typendruck b. Paulus Fürst, 1653, 26 x 36,5 - Blattgr. 42 x 51 Seltener Einblattdruck. Drugulin, Nr. 2385 - Dargestellt ist Krönung Ferdinand IV im Regensburg Dom ( 18. Juni 1653 ). Die Szene ist umgeben von einem doppelköpfigen Reichsadler, in dessen Flügeln die Wappen der Kurfürsten eingearbeitet sind. Am unteren Rand des Kupferstiches die Stadtsilhouette von Regensburg. Unter der Darstellung 2-spaltiger Typentext. - Leider mit kleinen restaurierten Fehlstellen in der Abbildung und im Typentext. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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      New York, James Cummins, 1989. A SPECIAL AD HOMINEM LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 5 COPIES ONLY. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN INK FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE PRINTER WITH CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHER AND PRINTER REGARDING THE PUBLISHING DETAILS OF THE BOOK. AN ORIGINAL LEAF (155) FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF WALTON'S COMPLETE ANGLER, 1653, TIPPED IN AT FRONT. Thick 4to, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, 26 illustrattions, 8 in colour, including frontispiece of Walton's House, pages: xix, [1], [1]-434, [4], printed on Zerkall Butten paper, bound in full publisher's vellum, printed and bound by Smith Settle, Otley, West Yorkshire, England, gilt top edge, other edges uncut, marbled endpapers, housed in drop down gilt lettered red buckram box, a Fine copy. 9 signed letters by author to Ken (printer), some with corrections, 1 on his fishing note paper and a few from James Cummins and replies from Ken, in neat paper folder. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        La commare dell Scipione Mercurio. Kindermutter oder Hebammen Buch: Worinnen von dem wunderbaren Werck der Empfängnuss und Geburth eines Menschen. . . Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Gottfriedt Welsch.

      Leipzig: Tim. Ritzsch, 1653. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 4to (193 x 158 mm). [30], 836 (i.e. 828) pp., additional engraved title and 23 engraved plates. Contemporary full vellum (soiled, lower boards with torn vellum repaired). Internally browned throughout, occasional minor spotting and soiling, leaves Kk2-3 and plate V cut somewhat smaller and may have been supplied. Overall still very good copy. Collated complete. ----VD17 23:281358B; Krivatsy/NLM 7815; Garrison-Morton 6144 and Heirs of Hippocrates 234 (both Italian ed). SECOND GERMAN EDITION. "One of the earliest works on obstetrics to be published in Italy. It maintained an authoritative position in Italy and Germany for more than one hundred and twenty-five years, and Mercurio's writings remain as the outstanding contribution to Italian obstetrics during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries" (Heirs of Hippocrates 234). "It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." (Garrison-M. 6144). Zweite deutsche Ausgabe, die erste erschien 1652. Hirsch/H. IV, 172 gibt irrig 1653 als deutsche Erstausgabe an. Hauptwerk des Dominikanermönchs Mercurio, der in zahlreichen Städten als Arzt tätig war. Es ist besonders durch die Erwähnung des partum caesareum, des Kaiserschnittes, bedeutend. Mercurio beschreibt die Durchführung, den Nutzen und Gründe. Behandelt außerdem die Empfängnis, Geburt, Gründe für die Gelüste einer schwangeren Frau, Aufgaben einer Kindermutter, zu Krankheiten und Pflege eines Neugeborenen, von Missgeburten und Riesen, Schmerzen und Krankheiten der Mutter nach der Geburt usw. Die Tafeln zeigen eine Schwangere mit Hebamme, einen Gebärstuhl, einen Säugling und Skelettteile, zahlreiche Säuglinge in verschiedenen Lagen in der Gebärmutter u.a.- Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Bibliotheca bibliothecarum curis tertiis auctior. Accedit bibliotheca nummaria in duas partes tributa. I. De antiqvis numismatibus. II. De monetis, ponderibus & mensuris. Cum mantissa antiqvariae supellectilis ex annulis, sigillis, gemmis, lapidibus, statuis, obehscis, inscriptionibus, ritibus, similibusque Romanae, praesertim antiqvitatis monimentis collecta. Additus Joann. Seldeni, Angli liber de nummis. Editio IV. Leipzig, Joh. Christ. Wohlfart 1682. 12°. 37 Bll., 671 S., 38 S., mit Kupfertitel, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD17 12:154454C - De Backer-S. IV, 1323, 72 - Graesse IV, 57 - Lipsius 217.- Vierte Auflage dieser ersten selbständig erschienenen Bibliographie von Bibliographien.- Erstmals bereits 1653 erschienenes Handbuch des Wissenswürdigsten für den Bibliothekar aus der Feder des Jesuitenpaters Philipp Labbé (1607-1667).- Leicht gebräunt und gering fleckig, gelegentlich etwas wasserrandig, Vorsatz etw. angestaubt, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.# Fourth edition of the earliest extant bibliography of bibliographies.- Labbé (1607-67), one of the most learned polymaths of his time, was a Jesuit professor of philosophy in Paris.- Slightly browned and slightly stained, otherwise good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Territorii Ulmensis Cum locis limitaneis et confinibus accurata descriptio. Autore M. Wolffgango Bachmeiero Past. Altheimensi. Anno Salutis 1653. pinxit Iohann Stöltzlin.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Stöltzlin n. M. Wolfgang Bachmayer, dat. 1653, 28,5 x 38 Cartographia Bavariae S. 113. - Johann Stöltzlin (1594-1680) war Maler und Kupferstecher. - Wolfgang Bachmayers (1597-1685) Ulm-Karte prägte bis ins 18. Jahrhundert hinein die Ulmer Gebietskarten. - Sehr seltene Karte des Ulmer Landes mit dem Gebiet zwischen Göppingen, Heidenheim, Markgrafschaft Burgau und Blaubeuren. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Maßstab und Kompass. - Unten links Widmung. - Die Städte und Dörfer Langenau, Göppingen, Memmingen, Giengen, Lauingen, Geislingen, Blaubeuren, Dornstadt, Heidenheim, Nellingen, Amstetten, Schalkstetten etc. mit kleinen Ansichten. - In der Karte sieben ausgemalte Gebietswappen. - Perfekter Zustand!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Exegesis Rerum Sueco-Avgvstanarvm. A quodam praesente teste fideliter olim descripta, nunc publici iuris facta.

      Andreas Aperger, Augsburg 1653 - 4to. (ca. 31 x 19 cm). Pappband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfileten und handgeschr. Deckelschild, 1 Bl., 73 S. Sprache: Latein, Mit großer Holzschnitt-Titelvignette (Doppeladler). STC E 688. VD17: 23:232237P. Zapf, Augsburgische Bibliothek I, S. 73 (nennt als Jahr fälschlich 1633). - Der Abt von St. Ulrich zum 30jährigen Krieg in Augsburg. - Die Schrift erschien vermutlich auch als vierter Teil zur zweiten Ausgabe von Hertfelders Monographie "Basilica SS. Udalrici et Afrae." (Erste Ausgabe 1627, ebenfalls bei Aperger). Eine deutsche Übersetzung ("Sum[m]arischer VerlauffsBegriff, Oder Kurtze warhaffte Historia Schwed: Augspurg: denckwürdigen Sachen") wurde ebenfalls noch 1653 herausgegeben. Zapf schreibt zu den Ausgaben: "Beede enthalten gleich bittere Ausdrücke und unerweißliche Beschuldigungen gegen die Auspurgische Confessionsverwandte. Der Evangelische Rathstheil fand sich daher bewogen über die zugelassene Herausgabe derselben, gegen den katholischen Rathstheil nachdrücklich sich zu beschweren" (S. 74). - Zu Hertfelder (1587-1664), Abt von St Ulrich und Afra, vgl. Augsburger Stadtlexikon2, 493. - Einband etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Rücken am Kopf mit kleinem Riss, einzelne kl. Wurmspuren (mehrere an den Innengelenken). Innen sauber, kaum fleckig. Titel mit kl. Fehlstelle im Bundsteg, letztes Blatt oben mit 2 Rissen. Alter handschr. Vermerk aus dem Kloster Mallersdorf am oberen Rand des Titels. 450 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        32 Antique Master Prints-ALLEGORY-EMBLEM-LOVE-Flamen-1653

      - 32 Antique master prints, titled: 'Devises et Emblesmes d'Amour.' - 32 eblematic devices related to love, on two sheets. This includes several mythological themes, as well as floral themes. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: From a series of 50 etchings: 'Devises et Emblesmes d'Amour.' State: First edition of 4. Ref: Robert-Dumesnil 210-247/Le Blanc 322-354. Provenance: Friedrich August II van Saksen (Lugt 971) Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Albert Flamen' after own design. Albert Flamen (unclear, ca. 1620-1669) was a Flemish painter and engraver. He was active in Paris between 1646-1648. His style is much like Hollar. Many portraits carrying his name were in fact engraved by Poilly or Boulanger according to Benezit. Condition: Very good, given age. Cut to the plateline, some brown staining. On the original collection mounts from 1837. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-B1-25 The overall size is ca. 2.5 x 3.5 inch. The image size is ca. 2.5 x 3.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 6.4 x 8.8 cm. The image size is ca. 6.4 x 8.8 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
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        Antique Book-EMBLEMATA SACRA-BIBLE-Borcht-Barrefelt (Hiel)-1653

      - []: Iohanne Phlippi Schabaelie. 4to: Oblong. [25 sheets text], [100 plates] pp. Half leather in slipcase. 19th century half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt titling and five raised bands to the spine. In full leather slipcase with gilt titling to the front. Both text and plates printed to one side of the sheet only. Etching/engraving. Illustrations by: Pieter van der Borcht Antique Book, titled: 'Emblemata Sacra, e praecipius utriusque . Petro vander Burgio . Johanne Philippi Schabaelie, anno 1653', by Hendrik Jansen Barrefelt (called Hiel).', by: Hendrik Jansen Barrefelt. Engraved title and 100 engravings by van der Borcht, text. The rare Barrefeldt illustrated Bible of the religious group: Second House of Love. Originally published by Christopher Plantin in 1581. The spiritual ideas of Heil were expressed in the fine series of engravings designed by Pieter van der Borcht. The plates inspired the remonstrants and liberal protestants of the Dutch Republic like Michel Colin (i.e. Michiel Colijn) who was born in Antwerp and settled in Amsterdam as a publisher and bookseller in 1608. A smaller version of the Bible was first printed by Colin in Dutch in 1613. Colin published several verions of this work,in varying formats and plates. The verses were done by Petrus Sellius of Nijmegen. Later an edition was published by Claes Jansz. Visscher. In 1653 the van der Borcht engravings were incorporated in a print bible by Johanne Philippi Schabaelie: 'Den Grooten Emblemata Sacra', which contained over 300 engravings. But it is known that bibles were also printed to order. This specific edition contains the 100 engravings by van der Borcht, the title page and text pages. The binding is later 19th c. morocco. The book appears to have existed as such by 1700, because an engraved Ex Libris of Petri Ludovici Danes, rector of the University of Leuven is present in front of the book. A note of 'Erven Mr. Ch. Enschedé is present as well which indicates this bible belonged to the Enschedé publisher family as well. Izaak Enschedé published an edition of the Hiel bible containing smaller oblong versions of the plates for his 'Bybelsche Figuren . ' in 1717. Perhaps this specific bible was owned by Izaak Enschedé at the time and used as example for the plates. As a result of the persecution of these religious groups, not only in the Catholic Southern Netherlands but eventually also in the Dutch Republic copies of all editions of Hiel's and Pieter van der Borcht's print-bibles are extremely rare, especially in such fine condition.Author(s): Hendrik Jansen Barrefelt. Barrefelt, Hendrik Jansen van (Barneveld, ca. 1520 - ca. 1594, Cologne). The orginal House of Love was founded by Hendrik Niclaes (?-c.1580) and sought for salvation in private spirituality. Around 1573 one of oldest followers Hendrik Jansen Barrevelt split off. His group with followers as Christoffel Plantijn and his friends was called 'The Second House of Love'. Barrefelt considered himself a prophet and styled himself Hiel. Illustrated by: Borcht, Pieter van der (The Elder) (Mechelen, c. 1540 - 1608, Antwerp). Flanders. Active period: 1564-ca. 1600. Etcher/Engraver/Lithographer. Condition: Very good, given age. The edges of the slipcase a little rubbed. Title page detached. Board edges minimally rubbed. Leather on the front outer hinge cracked, hinge still strong. Some scattered foxing, mainly in the text sheet margins. A restored tear in the top right margin of plate 75 (not affecting image).Lower right corner of plate 43 restored. 4to: 13.99 x 11.62 inch. 4to: 35.5 x 29.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESTATVTOS DA VNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA. Confirmados por el Rey nosso Snõr Dom IOAÕ O 4.

      - em o anno de 1653. Impressos por mandado e orde[m] de MANOEL DE SALDANHA do Conselho de sua Magestade Reitor da mesma Vniversidade e Bispo Eleito de Viseo. EM COIMBRA. Com as Licenças necessárias. Na Officina de Thome Carualho Impressor da Vniversidade. Anno 1654. In fólio 31x21,6 cm. Com 14, [vi], [vi] 330, [vi], 208, 10, [vi] págs. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com o título gravado em rótulo vermelho na lombada com nervos e casas adornadas por motivos vegetalistas gravados a ouro. Ilustrado com magnifico frontispício gravado e uma gravura aberta a buril com título dentro de portada gravada, ornada com diversas figuras e encimada pelas armas do reino e a esfera armilar, ambos desenhados por Josefa Ayalla, Óbidos 1653. Exemplar em muito bom estado de conservação e com grandes margens. Magnífico trabalho da tipografia portuguesa do Século XVII obra de extraordinária importância cultural. Os estatutos da Universidade de Coimbra, ou seja a expressão codificada das leis académicas são fontes primárias para a história das universidades, para a história do ensino, para a história de Portugal, no caso vertente, num momento cimeiro da defesa da independência do país. Conteúdo: Frontispício gravado; 14 páginas numeradas com Licenças, Fundação da Universidade, Lista dos Reitores e Divisão dos Estatutos da Universidade; 6 págs sem numeração com Alvará de 15-10-1653 e Provisão da Primeira confirmação; 6 págs. com a Taboada dos títulos dos quatro livros dos estatutos; 330 páginas numeradas com os 4 livros dos estatutos, 2 págs em br.; 4 págs. com Alvarás para serem insertos nos Estatutos; 208 págs numeradas com o Reportório dos Estatutos; 10 págs. numeradas com o Regimento dos Médicos e Boticários Cristãos Velhos e 6 págs. inumeradas com respectivo Reportório. A primeira versão impressa dos estatutos da universidade de Coimbra publicou-se em 1591, a presente é a segunda feita seguramente pela necessidade de uma reforma no âmbito da Restauração. No tempo do Marquês de Pombal, com a necessidade de remover a influência dos jesuítas, publicou-se a terceira e última. Azevedo e Samodães, 1137. Inocêncio II, 236. ?Tem frontispicio gravado a buril, com uma elegante portada, e outra estampa que representa a Sabedoria (antiga insignia da Universidade), delineada, como se vê da inscripção, pela insigne pintora Josepha d"Ayalla, mais conhecida pelo nome de Josepha de Obidos. O preço d"estes Estatutos, de que tem apparecido em Lisboa varios exemplares á venda, ha sido ultimamente regulado de 960 a 1:600 réis, e alguns chegaram, creio, a 1:920 reis. Brunet no seu Manual faz menção de dous exemplares, vendidos um por 100 francos, o outro por 24 ditos.? Location/localizacao: M-8-C-27

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        Certain Speeches made upon the day Yearly Election of Officers in the City of Gloucester

      Being in the Charter-Language of the said City. First Edition. Small 8vo. [140 x 90 mm]. [8], 83, [3] pp., with the woodcut arms of the City of Gloucester, the single leaf of prefatory verse by Sam Kenrick and the final "Catalogue of the names of several officers". Small spot in the blank lower margin of B1-2, a couple of other minor spots in places, errata corrected in an early hand. Contemporary sheep, ruled in blind, smooth spine (spine heavily worn with a hole near the foot, covers and edges rubbed and bumped, couple of chips from the upper board). London: by A.M. for Tho. Underhill,

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        Selectarum Juris QVAESTIONVM - libri duo

      Joh & Danielem ELZEVIER, Lvgd Batav 1653 - Selectarum Juris QVAESTIONVM - libri duo additae funt Simonis VINNII, Arn fil. ORATIONES par Arnoldi VINNII, JC ouvrage in-8° relié (11 cm x 16.5 cm) reliure plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse, orné du titre, auteur manuscrit, 511 pages, édité par Joh & Danielem ELZEVIER, Lvgd Batav, 1653 bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IN SACRA BIBLIA GRAECA EX VERSIONE LXX. INTERPRETUM SCHOLIA; Simul et Interpretum Caetorum Lectiones Variantes. [BOUND WITH: The final portion only of the R. Danielís, London 1653, Greek Bible, pp. 1057-1280. BOUND WITH: THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS]

      Excudebat Rogerus Daniel. apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, London 1653 - The first work is Wing I122, which was printed separately and was published as the "Appendix" to the 1653 Greek New Testament (D & M #4692); the last is Wing B2481A. Sm. 8vo. (2),186,(2)pp. Greek & Latin text. BOUND WITH: The final portion ONLY of the R. Daniel's, London 1653, Greek Bible, pp. 1057-1280, double column Greek text (a part of the First Edition of the Septuagint printed in England. See Darlow & Moule #4692). BOUND WITH: THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS: Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others. to Be Sung in All Churches. & Moreover in Private Houses. Laying Apart All Ungodly Songs and Ballades: Which Tend Onely to the Nourishing of Vice, and Corrupting of Youth. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers. 1663. (2),78,(16)pp. Index. Double column text. Title within a decorative woodcut border. One leaf with an old, faded water stain. The 3 works bound together in cont. black morocco, elaborately gilt tooled paneled covers, tan calf spine label. A.e.g. An attractive binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naturall and Experimentall History of Winds, &c. Written in Latine by the Right Honorable Francis Lo: Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Translated into English by R. G. Gent.

      printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Princes Armes in St Pauls Church-yard; and Tho. Dring at the George in Fleet-street, London 1653 - 12mo (142 x 80 mm). [24], 384, [32] pp., including engraved portrait frontispiece, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, and final blank, without 8pp. advertisements found in some copies (see Gibson). Text in double-ruled borders. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and re-sewn, corners little scuffed. 4 leaves with partially erased ink marginalia in purple pencil, occasional spotting or light soiling. Top margin trimmed close, often shaving outer ruled borders and slightly shaving page number on p.228. Provenance: Nicholas Wall (small bookplate to rear pastedown). Still a very good and fairly fresh copy. ---- Gibson 115; Wing B305; Sotheran I, 5911; ESTC R208945. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, first published in Latin in 1622, and exceptionally rare. The translation is ascribed to Robert Gentili. (see Gibson). "Important as collecting all the facts and theories then known on the subject, and especially as the first to point out the deflexion of winds caused by the earth's rotation" (Sotheran). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments The Whole Book of Psalms

      2 vols. 24mo. Engraved title signed "WV" at the foot. 18th Century binding, circa 1740 and probably Scottish, of black morocco, covers with a gilt border, gilt spines, gilt edges.   London: for John Field, Printer to the Parliament,

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        XVII Livre de chansons pour danser et pour boire.

      Paris, Balllard, 1653. ____ Frontispice gravé, musique gravée et texte en regard. Très rare. "Mes chers amis je vous convie, Ce bon vin dissipe l'ennuy; Qui n'aura goinffré de sa vie Doit commencer dès aujourd'hui." Petite restauration au coin de la page de titre. *-------*. In-12. [143 x 97 mm] Collation : 43, (1) ff. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        WÜRZBURG., "S. Aquilinus Sacerdos et Martyr". Andachtsbild des Hl. Aquilinus, links im Hintergrund Ansicht von Mailand, rechts Gesamtansicht von Würzburg.

      Kupferstich von Johann Leypold, dat. 1653, 29 x 19 cm. Katalog des Mainfränkischen Museums Bd. 3, S. 62/63. - Der Druck etwas unscharf, die Rahmenleiste alt ankoloriert. Sehr selten. BAYERN, Franken

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        Pharmacia galenica & chymica, dat is Apotheker ende alchymiste ofte distilleer-konste. Rotterdam, P. en A. van Waesberge, 1661.

      "Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (8)+460+(12) pag. Geillustreerd met een gegraveerde titel met tekst 'Nieu licht der apotekers en distilleerkonst' en afbeelding van het interieur van een apothekerswinkel. Voorts enkele houtsneden in de tekst. Mooi exemplaar. BMN pag. 372; Rotterdam Bibliopolis pag. 81, nr. 87. Beroemd leerboek voor apothekers. Het boek bevat een approbatie van J. Stullius d.d. 25-7-1653. De eerste druk verscheen in 1657 te Amsterdam bij J. v. Ravesteyn. Na deze druk van 1661 zouden nog edities verschijnen in 1661, 1662 en 1667. B1021.".

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        Virgilii evangelisantis christiados libri XIII. Rotterdam, A. Leers, 1653.

      Full vellum. 16°, (22)+439 pag. Illustrated with forntispice. Typographic title page loose and pasted on last end paper.B0224.

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        ANTHROPOMETAMORPHOSIS Man Transform'd or the Artificial Changling Historically Presented in the Mad and Cruell Gallantry Foolish Bravery Ridiculous Beauty Ffilthy Finenesse and Loathsome Loveliness of most Nations Fashioning and Altering their Bodie

      William Hunt, 1653. 8vo. Rebound in later full diced calf, rebacked with elaborately gilt tooled spine, boards gilt ruled at edges, all edges gilt (outer joints a little tender - otherwise VG). Pp. 559 + index and catalogue at rear, illus with engraved allegorical frontispiece by T. Cross, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by W. Faithorne and numerous woodcuts in text (catalogue page edges ragged; previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down).

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        Excellent Compendium of Musick: with Necessary and Judicious Animadversions Thereupon. [with:] Animadversions Upon the Musick–Compendium.

      London:: Printed by Thomas Harper for Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Heath, 1653.. 2 parts in 1. Small 4to. [16], 94, [1] pp. Title vignette, illus. (diagrams, charts, music notation, guitar-figure (p.66) [pp. 66-68 etched], tables, errata. Old calf; rebacked, gilt spine title, later endleaves, edge wear, rubbed. Very good. RARE. First edition in English; Musicae compendium first published in Latin The Animadversions upon the musick compendium of Renat. Des-Cartes has a separate title page. The translator, Viscount William Brouncker (1620 or 1621-1684), is not named. ¶ First edition of Descartes' only work on music, written as far back as 1618 [Compendium musicae], but first published in Latin as, Renati Des-Cartes Musicae compendium, (Utrecht): Gisberti a Zijll, & Theodori ab Ackersdijck, 1650. ¶ “The Compendium is both a treatise on music and a study in methodology. In it Descartes shows himself to be a link between the musical humanists of the 16th century-he was influenced particularly by Zarlino, whom he cited-and the scientists of the 17th. The work is noteworthy as an early experiment in the application of an empirical, deductive, scientific approach to the study of sensory perception and as being among the earliest attempts to define the dual relationship between the physical and psychological phenomena in music.” ¶ “Descartes divided music into three basic component parts, each of which can be isolated for study: the mathematical-physical aspect of sound, the nature of sensory perception and the ultimate effect of such perception on the individual listener. He considered the first of these to lend itself to pure scientific investigation, since it is independent of personal interpretation. He characterized the process of sensory perception as being autonomous, self-regulating and measurable. This is the realm where practical aspects of music are dealt with (e.g. rules for counterpoint) and to which the great bulk of the Compendium is devoted. To Descartes the impact of sound on a listener's emotions or ‘soul' is a subjective, irrational element and therefore incapable of being scientifically measured. He described it as a psychological-physiological phenomenon that clearly belongs to the areas of aesthetics and metaphysics, of which he was to develop the principles later in his philosophical writings. The distinction he made in the Compendium, between sound as a physical phenomenon and sound as understood by the human conscience, permitted him to pass from a rationalist concept of aesthetics to a sensualist one in his later work. This concept was influential in the development of a philosophy for the affections in music in late 17th-century Germany, especially through his treatise Les Passions de l'âme (Amsterdam, 1649).” – Columbia University (for 1650 Latin issue). New Grove V, 387. ¶ “Harmonic theory proved highly amendable to the kinds of mathematic reasoning esoused by Descartes, Indeed, ideas that would later culminate in his ground-breaking mechanistic epistemology are evident in his early work Compendium musicae... Exploring his subject through recourse to string lengths as the Greeks had done, Descartes showed how, stripped of mystical significance, the same numbers described visible string segments and thus constituted the true foundation of musical sounds. Instead of dividing the string into superparticular ratios, Descartes derived all the intervals used in music via six divisions of a sounding string ... (thereby generating the octave, twelfth, double octave, major seventeenth, and perfect nineteenth). By treating the string itself as the physical source of pitches (rather than intervals), Descartes effectively produced the harmonic series and thus the epistemological approach that would be taken by the Cooke, Rameau and numerous other Enlightenment theorists.” – Tim Eggington, The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England: Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music, Boydell Press, (2014), p. 110. ¶ Select locations: BM; Oxford Univ.; King's College; Leeds Univ.; University College London; Trinity Saint David (Roderic Bowen Library and Archives; Wellcome; Royal Academy of Music, Sheffield University; York University, etc.

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      Amsterdam 1653 - Carta storico/geografica realizzata per l'atlante storico di Georgius Hornius "Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio sive Geographia vetus sacra & profana", per la prima volta edito nel 1653. Questo esemplare in particolare reca il testo al verso ed è tratto dall'edizione tedesca de "Atlas Major" del Janssonius. La carta deriva da quelle di Ortelius, pubblicata nel "Parergon". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in buone condizioni. Dimensioni 490 360mm

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        Caarte vanden Slaperdijk streckende vande Stichtse bergen tot aan de hoogte van Gelderland.Utrecht, Slaperdijk Managing Board ("College tot Directie van de Slaperdijk"), (engraved:) 1705. Engraved wall map printed on 8 sheets (measuring: 76 x 194 cm as assembled) by Caspar Specht after Justus van Broeckhuijsen (scale ca. 1:5600). Framed (107 x 220 cm).

      Deys, Gelderse Vallei 435 & pp. 81-83; Donkersloot-De Vrij 408. Large wall map showing the Slaperdijk (literally: “sleeper dike”) in the Dutch region the Gelderse Vallei, running from the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (“Utrecht Hill Ridge”) in the south to Fort Daatselaar in the north. The dike was built in 1653 as a backup in case the northern Rhine Dike or Grebbe Dike between Wageningen and Rhenen should break (as depicted in the inset map), which had caused major flooding in the past. When in 1704 the Slaperdijk Managing Board wanted to prevent the illegal cutting of trees they asked the surveyor Justus van Broeckhuijsen (ca. 1670-1724) to make a map they could use as an instrument to enforce the law. The result was an appealing wall map, not only functional in character, but also serving a representative purpose. The present copy appears to be in the first state with the names of the original board members.The two sheets in the upper corners are trimmed off about a centimetre shorter as the two in the middle, likely as issued. There is some minor damage in the upper outer corners from previous mounting and some minor browning, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Nuova Dichiarazione, e Comento ne Testi d'Ipocrate sopra le Ferite del Capo

      Florence: Amador Amassi, 1653. First Edition. Woodcut illustrations in the text. [8], 252, [1] pp. LACKING pp. 241-242. 12mo (160x99 mm.). Contemporary vellum, spine mellowed, some foxing, generally clean. First Edition. Woodcut illustrations in the text. [8], 252, [1] pp. LACKING pp. 241-242. 12mo (160x99 mm.). Falcinelli's commentary on Hippocrates treatise on head injuries with his original text in an Italian translation , the earliest on the subject in medical literature. Wellcome , III p. 272, III, 5; OCLC locates one copy of this ediution, at the Wellcome Library and the Italian Union Catalogue locates one copy in Italy

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        Fabulae Aesopi: Graece & Latine, Nunc Denuo Selectae (Aesop's Fables) / Joannem Janssonium 1653

      Amsterdam: Joannem Janssonium, 1653 Amsterdam: Joannem Janssonium, 1653, dated in apostrophic Roman numerals. Engravings. 12mo; full calf with some tooling (see scan). Accompanied by two simple later handmade paper protective jackets. Rubbed, soiling, shelfwear; binding broken, exposing interior of spine. Two previous owner's inscriptions on ffep (Josephus Stephani Dedit Hosepho de Villis, 1675; Matt Kenrid[?] 1748]. Fair to About Good. See scans. Also: 'Eae item quas Avienus carmine espresit. Accedit Ranarum & Murium Pugna, Homero olim ascripta. Cum elegantisimis in utroque libello Figuris, & utriusque Interpretatione plurimus in Iocisemendata. Exdecreto D.D. Hollandae Ordinum in ufum Scholarum.' Rare 17th century specimen of Aesop's fables published by 17th Century Amsterdam publisher Joannem Janssonium. Fables here presented in Greek and Latin on opposing pages, with engraving illustrations. Fragile and precious example, no doubt one for the children of the time, judging from the illustrations. See scans. L17n

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        Historiae Romanae Scriptores Latini Veteres, qui extant omnes: Regum, Consulum, Caesarum res gestas ab Urbe condita continentes: nunc primum in unum redacti Corpus, duobus Tomis distinctum [...]

      Genevae [Geneva], apud Petrum Chouet, 1653. 2 vols. folio. pp. [xx], 915, [i]; [vi], 707, [ccxxix]. Waterstaining in upper margin of first volume. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rebacked. Numerous schoolboy inscriptions, particularly to lower endpapers of the first volume (many with a name, followed by “a young student”, mostly c. 18). Eighteenth-century book label of Repton school on pastedown, “ad usum Scholae Reptonensis” lettered direct on upper covers, ink stamps to titles. Contains Livy, Tacitus, Ammianus Marcellinus etc. Book

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        Racconto del mio viaggio fatto da Roma all'Indie Orientali anno 1656[-1663].[Rome, India and en route between them], 1656-1663. Squarish small 8vo? (15 x 10.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on paper, written in a Latin script. Old laminated paper wrappers.

      Original diary kept by Frater Marcello, one of the Apostolic Commissars sent by Pope Alexander VII to the Malabar coast of southwest India, not principally to convert the infidels, but to promote the union of the ancient Saint Thomas Christians with the Church of Rome. The goal of the mission was a reconciliation of the Saint Thomas Christians of the classical Syriac (Chaldaic) rite, who had rejected their Jesuit archbishop Francis Garcia. The majority had revolted against the archbishop in 1653 and forsaken his authority by taking an oath for the purpose at the foot of a cross situated in Mattancherry, thereafter called the "Coonen Cross". They then appointed their archdeacon archbishop, violating Church polity and effectively seceding from the Roman Church.The diary is very important for the history of the Saint Thomas Christians on the Malabar coast and the conquest of that coast, especially Cochin, by the Dutch fleet under Rijcklof van Goens as it contains many, undoubtedly new details.The manuscript has been trimmed close to the text but with no significant loss. It shows occasional ink stains and sometimes slight browning but remains in good condition. An important primary source for relations between Christian, Muslim and Hindu groups on the Malabar coast in the late 1650s and the 1660s.

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        Den Grooten Emblemata Sacra, Bestaande in meer dan Drie hondert Bybelsche Figureren, soo des Ouden als des Nieuwen Testaments. Vertoonende alle de voornaemste Historien, betreffende het leven der Patriarchen, Konigen, Vorsten, en Propheten der Joden; als oock der vier Monarchen, der Sibyllen, en andere uytbeeldingen tot dit werck behoorende: Ende insonderheyt het Leven onses Heeren Jesu Christi, en sijner H. Apostelen, met eenige gevolgen tot dese onse Eeuwe.

      Bok. Tymon Houthaak, Amsterdam (1653). Original wooden covers with marbled paper surface from late 1800. Folio. 96 full size engraved plates, 1 map, 70 pages text with 48 large engraved vignettes, mostly portraits. A few pages and plates with repairing . Front cover loose from binding and title page with cut margins + (including extra engraved titlepage in latin). Some dump staining in the back of the book. Complete ? Else in VG condition. From Lambert Eriksson book collection. More photos by mail.

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        Acta laboratorii chemici, chemiae fundamenta, operationes praecipuas & tentamina curiosa, ratione & experientia suffulta, complectentia

      Spätere Einbanddeckel. Mit 1 gestochenen und 1 Holzschnitt-Titelvignette sowie 1 gestochenen Textvignette. Hoffmann, * 6. Oktober 1653 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg 31. Oktober 1727 in Ansbach auch Johann Moritz Hoffmann oder Johannes Mauricius Hoffmannus) war ein deutscher Mediziner und Hochschullehrer. Hoffmann errichtete 1685 das erste chemische Universitätslabor in Altdorf.

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        Manuscript abridgement of 'Aloysii Iuglaris niciensis e Societate Iesu, Christus Iesus hoc est Dei hominis elogia'.

      Small octavo. 31 text leaves. Contemporary vellum. Latin with a list of ten English and Latin works in a different hand to endpaper. Most likely written as a school exercise, the combination of a condensed version of a Jesuit text with the list of predominantly English titles to the front endpaper suggests it was an English schoolboy receiving his education at a Jesuit school on the Continent.

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        Photii Myriobiblon, Sive Bibliotheca Librorum Quos Legit Et Censuit Photius Patriarcha Constantinopolitanus

      Firmly Bound in Period Full Leather, Later Rebacked, Six Raised Bands, Recent Gilt Lettered Title Label. Folio Two original front free endpapers, Half Title, Title Page in red & black, with engraved vignette, then (28), 1623, 104pp ( two page numbers per page, Greek & Latin), (23) index. Two original rear free endpapers. Text in very good clean condition, printed in Greek & Latin in parallel columns All edges red Occasional symbol annotation in the margin An impressive copy Generally Seen As The First Byzantine Work That Could be Called An Encyclopaedia. Composed Of 279 Reviews Of Books He Had Read. Mainly Christian and Pagan Authors From The 5th Century BC To His Own Time In The 9th Century AD. Almost Half The Books Mentioned No Longer Survive.

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        Geometria indivisibilibus continuorum nova quadam ratione promota. In hac postrema edictione [sic] ab erroribus expurgata.

      Bologna: Heirs of Evangelista Dozza, 1653. Second edition (first, 1635) of Cavalieri's text containing the discovery of the 'method of indivisibles', one of the most important forerunners of the integral calculus. Book II of the work includes the statement of 'Cavalieri's principle' for the determination of areas and volumes, which considers an area as made up of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel line segments ('omnes lineae'), and a solid as made up of an indefinite number of parallel plane areas. It states that, if two planar figures are contained between a pair of parallel lines, and if the lengths of the two segments cut by them from any line parallel to the including lines are always in a given ratio, then the areas of the two planar pieces are also in this ratio (there is an analogous principle for the determination of volumes). Cavalieri's principle provided a simple and effective alternative to the Archimedean method of exhaustion, and was used by Kepler, Galileo, Cavalieri's pupil Torricelli, Wallis, Pascal, and others. The first edition of the Geometria is a notorious rarity, ABPC/RBH listing only the Macclesfield copy in the last 80 years. This second edition is not as rare, but is still very difficult to find in such fine condition as in our copy. "For Cavalieri a surface consists of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel straight lines and a solid of a set of equidistant parallel planes. These constitute the line and surface indivisibles respectively. For plane figures (or solids) a regula, that is, a line (or plane) drawn through the vertex, is the starting point. The regula moves parallel to itself until it comes into coincidence with a second line (or plane) termed the base or tangens opposita. The intercepts (lines or plane sections) of the regula with the original plane (or solid) figure are the elements or indivisibles making up the totality of lines (or planes) of the figure. "In the techniques developed by Cavalieri the indivisibles of two or more configurations are associated together in the form of ratios and from these ratios the relations between the areas (or volumes) of the figures themselves are derived. In moving from a relation between the sums of the indivisibles and thus to a relation between the spaces the infinite is employed, but purely in an auxiliary role. "Cavalieri's defence of indivisible methods was based primarily on the idea of a device or artificium which works rather than on any definite or dogmatic views as to the nature of indivisibles and the spaces which they occupy. Nevertheless the classic problem of the nature of the continuum imposed itself upon him and, from the outset, he felt himself obliged to try to meet some of the arguments which he felt might be directed against his methods. He admits that some might well doubt the possibility of comparing an indefinite number of lines, or planes (indefinitae numero lineae, vel plana). When such lines (or planes) are compared, he says, it is not the numbers of such lines which are considered but the spaces which they occupy. Since each space is enclosed it is bounded and one can add to it or take away from it without knowing the actual number of lines or planes. Whether indeed the continuum consists of indivisibles or of something else neither the space nor the continuum is directly measurable. The totalities, or sums, of the indivisibles making up such spaces are, however, always comparable. To establish a relation between the areas of plane figures, or the volumes of solid bodies, it is therefore sufficient to compare the sums of the lines, or planes, developed by any regula. "The foundations for Cavalieri's indivisible techniques rest upon two distinct and complementary approaches which he designates by the terms collective and distributive respectively. In the first, the collective sums, Σ l1 and Σ l2, of the line (or surface) indivisibles for two figures P1 and P2 are obtained separately and then used to establish the ratio of the areas (or volumes) of the figures themselves. If, for example, Σ l1 / Σ l2 = α/β, then P1/P2 =  α/β. This approach was given the most extensive application by Cavalieri and he exploited it with skill and ingenuity to obtain a fascinating collection of new results which he exhibited in the Exercitationes [Geometriae Sex, 1647]. The distributive theory, on the other hand, was developed primarily in order to meet the philosophic objections which Cavalieri felt might be raised against the comparison of indefinite numbers of lines and planes. Fundamental here is Cavalieri's Theorem: the spaces (areas or volumes) of two enclosed figures (plane or solid) are equal provided that any system of parallel lines (or planes) cuts off equal intercepts on each. In brief, if for every pair of corresponding intercepts l1 and l2, l1 = l2, then P1 = P2. An immediate extension follows: if l1/ l2 = α/β, then P1/P2 =  α/β. Cavalieri himself only made use of this method in a limited number of cases where α/β is constant for all such pairs of intercepts. This technique, however, in the hands of Gregoire de Saint-Vincent and others in the seventeenth century, became a valuable means of integration by geometric transformation. Ultimately, whichever of the two methods was applied, Cavalieri was prepared to concede that absolute rigour required in each case an Archimedean proof with completion by reductio ad absurdum" (Baron, The Origins of the Infinitesimal Calculus, 1969, pp. 124-6). "The concept of indivisibles does sometimes show up fleetingly in the history of human thought: for example, in a passage by the eleventh-century Hebrew philosopher and mathematician Abraham bar Hiyya (Savasorda); in occasional speculations -- more philosophical than mathematical -- by the medieval Scholastics; in a passage by Leonardo da Vinci; in Kepler's Nova stereometria doliorum ... [and in] Galileo ... "In Cavalieri we come to a rational systematization of the method of indivisibles, a method that not only is deemed useful in the search for new results but also, contrary to what Archimedes assumed, is regarded as valid, when appropriately modified, for purposes of demonstrating theorems. "At this point a primary question arises: What significance did Cavalieri attribute to his indivisibles? This mathematician, while perfectly familiar with the subtle philosophical questions connected with the problem of the possibility of constituting continuous magnitudes by indivisibles, seeks to establish a method independent of the subject's hypotheses, which would be valid whatever the concept formed in this regard ... It must be further pointed out, according to L. Lombardo Radice, that the Cavalieri view of the indivisibles has given us a deeper conception of the sets: it is not necessary that the elements of the set be assigned or assignable; rather it suffices that a precise criterion exists for determining whether or not an element belongs to the set" (DSB). The Geometria was extensively read and its contents hotly debated. The most serious attack came from Paul Guldin in his Centrobaryca (1635-41). He accused Cavalieri of plagiarising Kepler's Nova Stereometria Doliorum (1615) and Sover's Curvi ac Recti Proportio (1630). More seriously, Guldin "criticized Cavalieri's use of indivisibles in his Geometria indivisibilibus (1635), asserting not only that the method had been taken from Kepler but also that since the number of indivisibles was infinite, they could not be compared with one another. Furthermore, he pointed out a number of fallacies to which the method of indivisibles appeared to lead. In 1647, after the death of Guldin, Cavalieri published Exercitationes geometricae sex, in which he defended himself against the first charge by pointing out that his method differed from that of Kepler in that it made use only of indivisibles, and against the second by observing that the two infinities of elements to be compared are of the same kind" (DSB). Cavalieri (1598-1647) was a Jesuit and professor of mathematics at Bologna. He considered himself a disciple of Galileo, whom he had met through his teacher Benedetto Castelli. It was Galileo who urged Cavalieri to look into problems of the calculus, and who praised him by stating that 'few, if any, since Archimedes, have delved as far and as deep into the science of geometry'. Galileo included Cavalieri's theory in a discussion of the theory of matter in the First Day and in the discussion of accelerated motion in the Third Day of his Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche (1638). Macclesfield 503; Parkinson p. 77 (both for the first edition). Andersen, 'Cavalieri's method of indivisibles,' Archive for History of Exact Science 31, pp. 291-367. Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, pp. 349-350; Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, pp. 279-282; Struik, A Source Book in Mathematics, pp. 209-219. 4to (253 x 180, uncut), pp [xvi], 543, [1:blank], with printer's device on title and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Completely untouched in the the publisher's original boards, ms title to spine, lower capital with s mall piece missing. A very fine and fresh copy.

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        Vindex neapolitanae nobilitatis Caroli Borrelli cleric. regul. minor. Animadversio in Francisci Aelii Marchesii librum de neapolitanis familiis

      Apud Aegidium Longum Typographum Regium, 1653. In 8 (cm 15,5 x 21,5), pp. (20) + 208 + 186 + (18) con 71 stemmi incisi in legno, oltre a testatine, capilettera e finalini. Timbro di estinta biblioteca alla prima carta bianca e al contropiatto anteriore. Qualche sporadica brunitura ma nel complesso buon esemplare rilegato in piena pergamena coeva. Edizione originale, rara, di questo trattato di araldica napoletana. La seconda parte comprende 'Litterarum ab antiquitate repetitarum monumenta quae Francisci Aelij Marchesij errata detegunt'. L'opera fu pubblicata da Borrelli a Napoli ma si deve al Francesco Elio Marchese, nato probabilmente intorno al 1448. Al 1496 dovrebbe risalire l'opera per la quale il M. ha attirato l'attenzione degli studiosi, il 'Liber de Neapolitanis familiis', che si colloca all'interno di un dibattito sulla nobilta'. Nonostante le dichiarate intenzioni dell'Autore di mantenere la riservatezza, il Liber ebbe una notevole diffusione: almeno 15 sono i manoscritti noti. L'ampia circolazione manoscritta del Liber prosegui' per tutto il XVI e il XVII secolo; nel 1577 fu tradotto in volgare da Orazio Goffredi di Matera, e anche la traduzione circolo' manoscritta. fino alla pubblicazione napoletana nel 1653. Lubrano, I, 144; Vinciana, 255 (cita l'edizione in italiano del 1655); Colaneri, 226; Spreti, 529; Minieri Riccio, p. 63. ITA

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        Dissertatio theologica, philosophica, legalis, et historica, tum de lacrymis prodigiosae imaginis Sanctae Mariae Novissimae de Gratiis Pinnae Billorum feretranae provinciae, tum de liberatione pinnensium a bello divinitus per eandem bis obtenta, Matthaei Magnani Pinnensis congregationis oratorii forosemproniensis presbyteri.

      Montij, 1653. In 8°, p. perg., cc.nn. 23 + pp.756 + cc.nn. 53. Antip. con pregevolissima inc. a tutta p. di F.T.F. Bonon, raffigurante la Madonna Piangente. Capilettera. Piccolo foro a p. 739/740 che non interessa il t.

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        The Sea-mans Grammar: Containing Most plain and easie directions, how to Build, Rigge, Yard, and Mast any Ship whatsoever. With the plain exposition of all such terms as are used in a Navie and Fight at Sea. Whereunto is added a Table of the Weight, Charge, Shot, Powder, and the dimensions of all other appurtenances belonging to all sorts of great Ordnance. With divers practicall Experiments in the Art of Gunnery. Also the Charge and Duty of every Officer in a Ship and their Shares: With the use of the Petty Tally. Written by Captain John Smith, sometimes governour of Virginia, and Admiral of New England.

      London: ...and are to be sold by Andrew Kemb, at St Margarets Hill in Southwark. 1653 [i.e. 1652]. Small 4to, [A]2, B-K4, L2, pps [iv], 1-75 [last 3 pp misnumbered 83-85], black letter, title-page within a border of printer's flowers, ink stain to title, disbound, preserved in a cloth folder and 1/4 morocco slip-case, engraved bookplate of "Harriet Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich", fine.A reprint of the author's "A Sea Grammar. London J.Haviland, 1627". He played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. He was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England. A note on the Thomason copy: "Nouemb. 6 1652" and the '3' in the imprint has been crossed out.

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        Grotta di Pan

      1653 - Acquaforte, monogrammata in lastra in basso. Foglio 4 della serie di 6 acqueforti che compongono l’intera Veduta della Villa medicea di Pratolino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. L’opera fu realizzata dopo la morte di Lorenzo de’ Medici (1648), quando Della Bella decise di rientrare a Firenze e qui riprese la sua attività per la corte realizzando anche vedute di ville e altri luoghi medicei. La villa medicea fu fatta edificare da Francesco I de’ Medici, tra il 1569 e il 1581, per il soggiorno della sua seconda moglie, Bianca Cappello. Fu poi demolita nel 1822 ma il parco in cui sorgeva fu poi acquistato dalla famiglia russa dei Demidoff che fece trasformare il superstite edificio dell’epoca medicea della Paggeria nell’attuale Villa Demidoff. L’incisione raffigura la grotta denominata di Pan. Così Bernardo Sansone Sgrilli nella sua Descrizione della regia villa, fontane et fabriche di Pratolino, del 1742: "Dalla parte destra all’entrare grotta si vede nella testata la fama che mano una tromba d oro se la pone e suona e nell’istesso tempo batte l’ali [ ] Sull’altra testata opposta vi è un satiro figurato per il Dio Pane che suona dolcemente la zampogna composta di sette canne." Magnifico esemplare. Etching, monogrammed in the plate at the bottom. Sheet 4 of the series of 6 etchings that make up the entire View of the Villa Medici Pratolino. Magnificent proof, on contemporary laid paper, with margins, in excellent condition. The work was carried out after the death of Lorenzo de 'Medici (1648), when Della Bella decided to return to Florence, where he resumed his work for the court also realizing views of the Medici villas and other places. The Medici villa was built by Francesco I de 'Medici, between 1569 and 1581, for the stay of his second wife, Bianca Cappello. It was later demolished in 1822 but the park in which it stood was later bought by the Russian family of Demidoff who made the surviving building from the turn of the Medici in the current Paggeria Villa Demidoff. Salamon, Stefano Della Bella, n. 161; De Vesme-Massar, Stefano Della Bella: Catalogue Raisonné, 841. Dimensioni 365 255mm

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        Graecorum Epigrammatum Libri Duo

      1653. COTTUNIUS, Joannes. Graecorum Epigrammatum Libri Duo. Padua: P. Frambottum, 1653. Slim quarto, 18th-century full vellum. $2750.Early bilingual edition of Cottunius' epigrams, with engraved vignette title page depicting Louis XIV receiving the book, three in-text engravings (one a duplicate), and woodcut initials and tailpieces.Joannes Cottunius di Verria, originally from Veria, Greece, was an eminent 17th-century Aristotelian scholar, holding professorships at the University of Bologna and the University of Padua. This collection of his epigrams, written to such noted personages as Louis XIV, Cardinal Richelieu, Anne of Austria, and Cardinal (later Saint) Bellarmine, was written in Greek and translated by Cottunius into Latin. Text in Greek and Latin. Owner annotations to versos of free endpapers; handwritten title to spine.Paper repairs to the first five leaves. Light wear to spine head, partially eradicating handwritten spine title, 18th-century vellum remarkably fresh and clean. Scarce.

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        The History of Great Britain, being The Life and Reign of King James the First

      Printed for R. Lownds, London 1653 - 6 p.l., 292, [8] p. front. (port.) Leather bookplate of William Twopenny on front paste-down Very good condition, in panelled calf, front cover detached [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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