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        Vita di S. Caterina da Siena.

       In Roma, Appresso Vitale Mascardi, 1656. In 4to piccolo (235 x 173 mm). [viii] 288 [12] pp., ultima bianca. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio, grande stemma calcografico del dedicatario Alessandro VII alla carta successiva, ritratto calcografico di S. Caterina a piena pagina inciso da Guillaume Vallet. Iniziali e fregi xilografici. Pieno marocchino testa di moro coevo riccamente decorato alle armi di Alessandro VII, sguardie rinnovate, ex libris di primo Novecento, tagli dorati. Frontespizio controfondato, qualche pallida macchia occasionale, abrasioni ai margini della legatura, ma nel complesso bella copia genuina. SPLENDIDA LEGATURA ROMANA ALLE ARMI DI ALESSANDRO VII, papa dal 1655 al 1667, impresse al centro dei piatti e circondate da compartimenti polilobati seminati di decorazioni in oro e argento (ossidato), con agli angoli i simboli presenti nello stemma di Alessandro VII, ciascuno sovrastato da un motto diverso (qvo senior robvsta magis - nescio nvbes - saecla avrea reddet - sole oriente [?meco] - vim caelitvs havrit - sidera tango - solamen in vmbris - fvlmina sperno); in alto e in basso ovale contenente intreccio di frecce e lettere "PO.R.VN"; dorso liscio con simile decorazione (ossidata). Ringraziamo il Dott. Macchi che, avendo visto la legatura, ne ha attribuito l'esecuzione all'Enigmatic Binder, nome che identifica una ignota bottega romana attiva tra il pontificato di Paolo V (1605-1621) e quello di Innocenzo XI (1676-1689), i cui fregi sono simili a quelli della bottega Andreoli. La definizione di "enigmatic" deriva dalla presenza di un ferro indicante un rebus sul manufatto. Nella presente legatura, gli elementi che permettono di ascriverne la realizzazione all'Enigmatic Binder sono, secondo il Dott. Macchi, "la coppia di veneri drappeggiate circostanti lo scudo (Guido Vianini Tolomei, Un atelier de reliure à Rome au XVIIe siècle: l'atelier dit Énigmatique, in Bulletin du bibliophile, Paris, n. 2, 1993, pp. 322-343), p. 322, Fig. 1; Planche II, ferro n. 3), di seguito Vianini Tolomei 1993; le querce negli angoli e nello scudo (Vianini Tolomei 1993, Liste des livres reliés par l'atelier énigmatique, n. 22, C. Thomasius, Arbor....commentaria in summam Thomae, Rome, 1656, biblioteca vaticana, St. Chigi, III 141); le frecce (Legature papali da Eugenio IV a Paolo VI. Catalogo della mostra, a cura di Luigi Michelini Tocci, 1977, n. 227, tav. CLXVI, Paolo Frigerio Vita di S. Caterina da Siena, Roma, Vitale Mascardi, 1656, biblioteca vaticana, Stamp. Chigi III 394)." Il citato catalogo della mostra sulle legature papali riproduce di fatto una legatura molto simile alla presente (tavola CLXVI), descrivendola come segue (n. 227): "Splendida legatura romana in marocchino verde scuro (mm. 247 x 174). Decorazione dorata e argentata elegantissima, nella quale l'influsso francese viene liberamente interpretato e integrato con elementi originali. Negli scomparti, delimitati da doppi filetti sottili, si osservano leggiadri fogliami con le foglie smaltate d'argento e ferri svariatissimi, [...] i monti e la stella e la rovere araldici, [...] col motto POR VN (Por un dar dos). Al centro, lo stemma di Alessandro VII. Sul dorso, ancora i motivi araldici Chigiani, e (...) due coppie di dardi incrociate col motto POR VN, nel mezzo.". .

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        ASTRONOMIA | GEOMETRICA: | UBI || Methodus proponitur qua Prima- | riorum Planetarum Aſtronomia | ſive { Elliptica | Circularis } poſſit Geome- | tricè abſolvi. | [Rule] | OPUS, | Aſtronomis hactenus deſideratum. | [Rule] | AUTHORE || SETHO VVARDO S.T.D. | In Celeberrima Academia Oxonienſi | Aſtronomiæ profeſſore Saviliano. || [Rule] || LONDINI | Typis Jacobi Flesher, M DC LVI.

      London: Jacob Flesher, 1656 Only edition of this important illustrated astronomical text by English mathematician, autodidact, and astronomer Seth Ward on Kepler's Second Law of Planetary Motion, one of three fundamental laws of astronomy and physics which 1) describes elliptical orbits with the Sun at one of two foci, 2) dictates equal areas and equal time intervals swept out by a rotating line segment, and 3) states that the square of the orbital period of a body is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit. The Astronomia Geometrica was essentially Ward's second, and more complete, response to Ismail Boulliau's Astronomia Philolaica (Paris: 1645), in which Boulliau attempted to remove some of the notorious difficulties that Kepler's Second Law had presented to astronomers in the thirty-six years since its introduction to science. But Boulliau, in his work, succeeded in making matters only worse. He imagined cones of sorts, and pictured planets moving about axes central to these cones. Ward, in Astronomia Geometrica, remarked that this was like imagining a body moving in an "elliptical orbit with uniform angular velocity about the empty focus of the ellipse (the Sun being at the other focus)". (ODNB) Ward, in his work, was able to greatly simplify Boulliau's complexities. Ward's work was highly influential, especially among the next generation of English and Continental astronomers, who would have had to have struggled with trial and error and tedious approximation using Kepler's original formulae. An attractive volume, well printed with scores of typographic diagrams and one small folding plate. Octavo, 184 x 123 x 24 mm (binding), 180 x 121 x 20 mm (text block). [†]8, (††)8, B-N8, O4, P1. [32], 74, 68, 57 pp. LACKS P1, the errata leaf, as in most copies. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf. Caps chipped, head joints starting, corners bumped. Interior: Title with small chip out of fore margin, damp-staining to tail margin of first gathering and last two gatherings. Housed in a cloth clamshell box made by Cloverleaf Studios. Provenance: Red ink stamp of Antonianum Coll Univ Bibl. 1 E 12 to title; same call number on label pasted to tail of spine; blue ink stamp 14286 to initial blank, title, and rectos of following two leaves. Literature: Henry, John. "Seth Ward, 1617-1689" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2016. Pope, Walter. The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God Seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, and Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. London: William Keblewhite, 1697. Debus, A. G. Science and Education in the Seventeenth Century: the Webster-Ward Debate. New York: MacDonald & Co, 1970. ESTC R38933; De la Lande p. 242; Houzeau-Lancaster 11840; Poggendorf, cols. 1260-1261.

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        Menologiae Iovis compendium seu ephemerides Medicaeorum. [[half-title: Medicaeorum ephemerides . in tres partes distinctis .]

      Palermo, Decio Cirillo, 1656 - 4 parts in one vol, 4to (219 x 160 mm), pp [xviii of xx, see below] 3-71 [1, blank]; 79 [1, list of works by Odierna]; with Medici woodcut of sun on half-title, woodcut arms of Ferdinando II de’ Medici, the dedicatee, on first title-page, woodcut devices of printer on the other three title-pages, woodcut tailpieces, and 15 woodcut illustrations in text, two full-page, some on black ground, and several tables; a good copy in contemporary limp vellum, worn, some repairs to spine. First edition, exceptionally rare, of Odierna’s ‘Medicaeorum Ephemerides, probably his best-known work, the first published ephemerides of the Galilean satellites, based on an improved theory of the motion of Jupiter’s moons by the contribution of three types of periodic disturbances - analogous to contemporary planetary theory’ (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). This work also contains extensive observations of eclipses of the satellites, and important sections on Galileo and his Sidereus nuncius, the calculation of the distance of Jupiter from the earth, parallax, and the orbits of comets. Odierna made numerous observations to determine the exact orbital periods of the four observed satellites of Jupiter. ‘Like Galileo he tried to predict their eclipses, which would have helped to solve the long-standing, important problem of determining longitudes at sea; lacking sufficient knowledge of celestial mechanics, neither he nor Galileo was successful’ (DSB). Odierna (1597-1660) was a Sicilian priest and disciple of Galileo; the latter presented him with a telescope of moderate focal length. Inspired by Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius, he began a systematic investigation of the planets of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the fixed stars, and nebular objects, the first of its kind. He also performed pioneering microscopic dissections, including the first of the compound eye of a fly, which is illustrated in his Opuscoli, 1644. Although Odierna corresponded with Riccioli, Huygens, Schott, and other leading scientists of his day, his work was neglected, and his provincial position compounded his obscurity. This copy doesn’t have the repeat of the woodcut present on pp [48–9, blank on verso] in the second section. It was duplicated in the introduction, where it doesn’t belong, and that leaf was cancelled and removed from this copy. Other copies exhibit similar variations in collation. Provenance: early inscription on half-title ‘ex libris Dr D Felicii Focolaro’; early stamp ‘Conventus Naro’; Beltrame library see Serio et al, ‘G.B. Hodierna’s observations of nebulae and his cosmology’, Journal for the History of Astronomy XVI (1985) pp 1-36 Carli and Favaro 258; Macclesfield 1551; Riccardi I.2 214.8; OCLC records Berlin; Paris Obseratoire (without first part); Dibner/Burndy, US Naval Observatory, and Getty [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht, "Clost. Seissenstein. Gottstorff".

      - altkolorierter u. vergrößerter Kupferstich v. Anna Beek n. M. Merian (1656), um 1700, (rote Umrandung) 44,5 x 39 (H) Nebehay-Wagner 407/I/12. Zu Anna Beek siehe Wurzbach, Niederl. Künstler, I,68. - Im Auftrag des niederländischen Statthalters und englischen Königs Wilhelm III von Oranien-Nassau kolorierte und "vergrößerte" Anna Beek (1657-1717) eine Reihe von Ansichten, in dem sie das Originalblatt auseinander schnitt, auf größerem Papier - mit Zwischenraum - montierte und dann mit ihren bekannten, kräftigen (leuchtenden) Farben kolorierte. Sie verwandte Ansichten von Braun-Hogenberg, Janssonius oder Merian, die dann nach der Kolorierung zu einem großen Ansichtenwerk zusammengebunden wurden. Die Qualität des Kolorits ist in etwa vergleichbar mit dem legendären Kolorit des van Santen aus dem Atlas van der Hem. Der Atlas wurde in den 50er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts aufgelöst und der Band der österreichischen (und südtiroler) Ansichten kam geschlossen in den Besitz des ehemaligen Artaria-Mitarbeiters Hans Philipp Gutacker, seine Erben verkauften sie ebenfalls geschlossen an ein Antiquariat im Rheinland. Alle Blätter sind in dieser Art Unikate.

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        De la Sagesse.

      Chez Jean Elzevier 1656 - Fort in-16 ( 130 X 75 mm ) de 11 ffnch.-621 pages- 7 ffnch., plein veau blond glacé, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats avec fleurons aux écoiçons, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, roulette intérieure dorée, toutes tranches dorées ( Reliure début XIXe ). Edition de 1656 dédiée au prince Maximilien de Bourgogne avec ses armes gravées en regard de la dédicace. L'édition est ornée d'un frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte illustrant le sujet de l'ouvrage. Cette composition symbolique fait l'objet d'une description explicative après la préface: la Sagesse personnifiée par un femme nue sur un piédestal, couronnée de rameaux de laurier et d'olivier en signe de victoire et de paix. Derrière elle, se déploie la devise de la Sagesse et celle de CHARRON sur deux phylactères: "Je ne sais" et "Paix et peu". Très bel exemplaire. Littérature [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siælens gode oc rolig haffn/ effter salig affssked ved døden aff legemet/ andragen udaff den høyvise Guds mand Salomons viszdoms bogs 3. capitel: der erlig oc velbyrdig nu salig hos Gud Borchart Rudt til Ottersløff oc Sæbygaard/ hans adelig begængelse/ med christelige ceremonier bleff holden udi Nagskouffs kircke den 11. februari, anni 1647. udi fornemme adels oc mange geistliges oc verdsliges anseenlige forsamling.

      København 1656. Liten 4to. Samt. helskinnbd. u. titteltrykk. 120 s. Bindet ormehullet. Materien ormehullet, hovedsakelig i margene. Ex libris på forsats.. .

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        Le glorie di Pavia dallo stretto assedio e liberatione di essa riportate contro l' armi di Francia di Sauoia, e di Modona l' anno 1655. Alla real maestà di Filippo Quarto Rè delle Spagne &c. dedicate

      per Gio. Andrea Magri, 1656. In-4° antico (210x146mm), pp. (8), 304, (2) [con 2 lettere del Marques Conde de Pinto]; legatura novecentesca m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa e fregi in oro su dorso a falsi nervi. Dedica a astampa a Filippo IV di Spagna Conservata la brossura anteriore antica. Aloni ad alcune pp., strappo restaurato (senza perdita di testo) alle pp. 137-138. Manca, come alla maggior parte degli esemplari, la tavola ripiegata raffigurante in prospettiva la pianta di Pavia assediata. Prima e unica edizione, rara, di questa puntualissima cronaca quasi contemporanea agli eventi dell'assedio di Pavia del maggio-settembre 1655, eventi di cui il Pirogallo fu testimone oculare ("Senza passione io scrivo solamente di cose verissime, ò da me vedute, e sono le operate nell'assedio, od intese da Prencipi, e Personaggi grandi") e che videro i pavesi resistere eroicamente agli eserciti coalizzati di Francia, Savoia e Modena. La data si ricava dall'imprimatur. Del Pirogallo, storico pavese e pubblico lettore di belle lettere nell'Università della sua città, non sono noti gli estremi biografici; egli dette alle stampe anche una raccolta di "Discorsi accademici e famigliari" (Milano, 1627) e fu membro della locale Accademia degli Affidati con il nome "L'Affezionato". British Library Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Italian Books, II, p. 690. Platneriana, p. 255. Vinciana, I, 925. Lozzi, 3409, nota. Michel-Michel,VI,126. Coleti, p. 164. Italiano

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        Novo teatro di machine et edificii per varie et sicure operationi.

      Padua Bertelli 1656 - (32 x 22 cm). (4) 115 S. Mit gestochenem Titel und 42 ganzseitigen Kupfern (davon 38 im Text und 4 auf 3 Tafeln). Dekorativer moderner Manuskriptpergamentband, unbeschnitten. Vierte und letzte Ausgabe des berühmten, 1607 erstmals erschienenen, italienischen Maschinenbuches. - Es spiegelt die wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Stellung Italiens wider, das bis ins 17. Jahrhundert die darin führende Nation war. Die besondere Bedeutung des vorliegenden Werkes liegt in seinem starken Bezug zur zeitgenössischen Technik. - Die großen anschaulichen Kupfer nach Vorlagen von vermutlich Zonca selbst, denen häufig mehrseitige Beschreibungen beigegeben sind, zeigen u.a. eine Mühle mit 4 Wasserrädern, eine durch eine Rindertretscheibe angetriebene Mühle, eine schiefe Ebene, die den Brenta-Kanal mit der Lagune von Venedig verbindet, eine über ein Wasserrad angetriebene Seidenzwirnmaschine, einen rauchbetriebenen Bratenwender und eine als Perpetuum mobile betriebene Wasserschöpfmaschine. - Stellenweise etwas finger- bzw. stockfleckig. Ein Kupfer mit schmaler Tintenspur. Insgesamt schönes und breitrandiges Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Riccardi I/2, 669; Libri rari 310; Ornamentstichkatalog 1776. - Beigebunden: Eine alte doppelblattgroße Rötelzeichnung, die eine Maschine (wohl eine Art Wäschemangel) zeigt, mit italienischer Beschriftung.

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        Afbeeldinge vande Cabo St. Augustin Met haer forten

      Artist: Commelin Isaac ca ; date: ca1656 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Margins mounted; - size (in cm): 28 x 37,5; - description: Map shows the view of the Dutch Fleet in the harbor of Santo Agostinho in Brasil

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        A Discourse of Auxiliary Beauty Or Artificiall Hansomenesse In Point of Conscience Between Two Ladies

      Fair. Printed for R. Royston, at the Angel in Ivie-Lane, 1656. First edition, collation: [i; viii, with rare errata pasted down on A4; 200 pages; i] Wing G355, ESTC R202122. In-8, with an allegorical printers device and partial quotation in Latin from the Gospel According to St. John 8:12, Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, qui sequitur me non ambulat in tenebris, on a banderole within a scalloped cornucopia. The title-page of this copy has been repaired, with the loss of the words A Discourse of. Leaf A2 has also been repaired, without any loss of text. Authorship is attributed to John Gauden, also sometimes attributed to Jeremy Taylor and to Obadiah Walker. Re-backed, damp-stained in places, trimmed across the top, with Auxiliary Beauty inked across the lower page edges, original ruled brown calf binding is scuffed and worn. Scriptural citations printed in the margin. The text is written as a dialogue between two women, who critique all things of art, used by any women, whereby to repaire or advance the quickness of theire complexions, or beauty of their looks, one, a Puritan, and the other an Anglican.

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        Les Oeuvres de Monsieur Sarasin, A Paris, Chez Augustin Courbe, 1656.

      - 1 volume in-4° relié plein veau marron glacé d'époque, triple filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats - Armes de la Famille Pavée de Vendreuve au centre, du plat supérieur, coupes décorées de filets dorés, dos à nerfs, caissons d'entre nerfs décorés, pièce de tomaison de maroquin rouge, ex-libris, 6 f.nchf. + 72 p. + 3 f.nchf. + 193 p. + 2 f.nchf. - Très légères petites traces de frottement sur les coiffes, les mors et les coupes. Très bel exemplaire. Manque cependant le portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. Rare Édition Originale donnée par le grammairien Gilles Ménage des oeuvres de l'homme de lettres Jean-François Sarasin. Après « l'epistre » de Ménage, un discours sur les oeuvres de Sarassin ouvre l'ouvrage. La première partie est consacrée à l'Histoire du siège de Dunkerque. Suit : La conspiration de Valstein. Un dialogue : S'il faut qu'un jeune homme soit amoureux. Suit : Opinions du nom et du jeu des échecs. Suit : Discours sur la tragédie ou remarques sur l'amour tyrannique de Mr Scudery. Puis les ouvrages dits mêlés de prose et de vers. Brunet, V.138. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Philosophy, in Eight Parts.

      London: Humphrey Mosely and Thomas Dring,, 1656. Folio (267 x 169 mm). Later 20th-century calf, tan label to spine lettered in gilt, gilt and blind tooling to spine bands, covers panelled in blind. 17 engraved portraits of philosophers. Bound without the initial engraved portrait of Stanley. Earlier binder's blank with late 19th or early 20th-century manuscript note on the book and pasted early 20th century bookseller's catalogue description, later annotations on part 3 pp. 67 and 70. Spine lightly faded, joints and tips slightly rubbed, a couple of scratches on front cover, occasional blemishes to contents, loss to bottom corner of part 1 p. 55 without affecting text, loss to top corner of part 6 p. 117 without affecting text, plate of Aristippus with a few small holes, occasional light foxing and toning of pages. An excellent copy. First collected edition, with the first three parts published in 1655, and the second five parts published in 1656. Stanley would add another five parts in 1660, and a History of Chaldaick Philosophy in 1662. Thomas Stanley (1625–1678) was a poet and classical scholar. His History of Philosophy was the most notable English-language account of the classical philosophers yet produced, and became the standard authority for many years, republished in a single volume in 1687, 1701 and 1743, alongside French and Latin editions.

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        Maphte-ach hammikra; o, miphtach sepher hakkodesh: A Key to the Hebrew Bible

      London: Printed for the author; and are to be sold by H. Robinson, A. Crook, A. Fawn, and S. Thomson, 1656. First Edition. Full-Leather. Poor. 372, 301, 181 (3) p. Covers missing, spine split, wormhole (minimal), chip in bottom right corner of t.p. Missing front and back endpapers. Text block otherwise complete.

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        Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbar Herlighed, Vdi Fire Bøger forfattet : Den Første Bog indeholder Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbarhed, Deeling, Kiøbstæder, Indbyggeris Qualiteter oc fornemste Omstænde ... Den Anden Bog forklarer Jordegodtzis Eyendom, Herlighed, Deeling, Indkomst, Accidentier etc. ... Den Tredie Bog handler om Jordegodtzis Kiøb oc Sal, Sødskind- oc Mage-Skifters, sambt Marckereebnings Forhold ... Den Fierde Bog fremstiller Maal oc Vegts Vnderskeed i hvert Land, Syssel oc Lehn...

      København., 1656. 4to. Samtidig helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Ekstra gravert titelblad. (20), 359, 652, (48) s. Tilsammen 1116 s. . (Peter Hake / Jørgen Holst) Dansk. Thesaurus II, 376. Bibl. Dan. II, 598. Bibl. Norv. III, 1854. Arent Bernsten (1610-80). Et meget fint eksemplar.

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        Europischen Mercurius, Verhalende het Gedenckwaerdighste't gene maentlÿcke't verlede Iaer 1655 is voer-ghecallen. (Four years of this work 1654,1655,1656 and 1657

      First Edition, Amsterdan By Jacob Benjamin 1656,1657,1658,1659, Bound in 4 very fine modern half cloth with goldprint on spones, The content in excellent condition almost as new books Engelandt, Schotlandt,Yerlandt, Vranckrijk, Spaengien en aenklevende Rijken,geheel Italien, Dalmatien, Poolen, sweden, denemarken, gantsch Duyrflant Brabant en Nederlant. With titelcoppern

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        Revelationes S. Brigittae olim a card. Turrrecremata (sic!) recognitae. Nunc a Consalvo Duranto a Sancto Angelo in vado ... Locis etiam quampurimis ex Manuscriptis Codicibus restitutis, ac emendatis.

      Mit einer Titelvignette (die Heilige kniend vor dem Kruzifix) und einer ganzseitigen Kupfertafel der Heiligen von Petrus de Jode, gestochen von Wilhelm de Ham. 18 Bll., 747 S., 30 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Medaillon auf dem Deckel. Folio. 32 x 21 cm. Collijn 82 (5 copies) Klemming 6 Graesse I, 430. Wetzer-W. II, 857. - Die sechste ateinische Ausgabe der Offenbarungen der schwedischen Mystikerin (1303-73). Turrecremata hier fälschlich mit drei "r". - "Ihre einschneidenden Warnungen an Fürsten, Könige u. Päpste gingen aus ihrem klar erkannten Beruf hervor, ein göttl. Werkzeug zur sittl. u. relig. Erneuerung der Mitwelt zu sein" (LThK II, 365). - Titel mit Besitzeintrag eines Johannes Dobrowicz (?) von 1656 und der Jesuiten in Mitau (Jelgava / Lettland) von 1732. - Der schöne Einband altersfleckig, Rückenenden mit kleineren Restaurierungen. Es fehlen die Schließen. Vorsätze erneuert. Meist nur wenig fleckig, die letzten Bll. etwas stärker feuchtfleckig.

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        L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ. Traduite et paraphrasée en vers françois.

      A Paris, chez André Doubron, Libraire de la Reyne, 1656.. in-4. Frontispice. 8 feuillets. 532 pages. 4 planches gravées. (24,5x18cm). Plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné avec pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Tranches mouchetées. Reliure frottée. Accidents et accrocs au dos, aux coiffes et sur les plats. Coins émoussés. Quelques feuillets un peu brunis. Quelques rousseurs, taches et traces de mouillure. Edition peu commune bien complète des quatre livres. Corneille avait entrepris cet ouvrage à la demande de son confesseur et probablement aussi à celle de la reine Anne d'Autriche. La première édition, donnée en 1651, était de format in-12 et ne contenait que les vingt premiers chapitres. Les docteur de l'Eglise vantaient cet excellent ouvrage, où la poésie parle si purement le langage des saints. Exemplaire bien complet de sa superbe illustration composée d'un frontispice et de quatre planches gravées par François Chauveau (Béatitudes, Annonciation, Jésus avec deux apôtres, Cêne). Curieux exemplaire, sur lequel la première adresse: "A Rouen, pour Robert Ballard, seul imprimeur du Roy, 1658" a été remplacée à l'époque par celle d'André Soubron. Assez bon exemplaire en reliure du temps. Mérite une restauration.

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        Grammatica Arabica; Cum varia Praxios materia, cujus elenchum versa dabit pagella. [Arabicae Linguae Tyrocinium. id est Thomae Erpenii Grammatica Arabica]

      Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Typis & impensis Ioannis Maire, 1656. 2 parts in 1 volume. Vellum binding. xii,172,282 pp.; 21x16.5. Engraved title page. Rare Arabic grammar, written by the Latin theologian and orientalist Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe] (1584-1624). (binding stained, old notes on title page and on several pages in the margins, (water)stain to paper on first 20 pages, worn) Although still good, see picture. More pictures on request

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Consolationis philosophiae libri V. Ejusd(em). opuscula sacra auctiora. Renatus Vallinus recensuit & Notis illustravit. Mit gest. Titel u. Portrait-Kupfer.

      Lugd Batavorum (Leiden) Apud Franciscum Hackium 1656 - 8°. 15 nn Bll. (incl. Kupfertitel), 214 S., 7 nn. Bll. u. 117(7) S. Leder d. Zt. m. reicher Rverg. (Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe dieses Kommentars. Schweiger II, 33. Dibdin I, 352 ("very elegant and correct"). Pökel 21. - "Neue Recens. nach Mscr. (2 Codd. St. Victoris, 2 Thuan. u. 1 kgl. Pariser) u. ältere Ausg. Zu den opusc. benutzte er 3 andere Codd. Vallinus Noten werden geschätzt." (Schweiger). - Die Noten des Vallinus mit eigener Paginierung. - Die letzten 20 Blatt leicht wasserrandig, Vorsätze fleckig, sonst aber sauberes Exemplar dieser seltenen Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Osthoff]
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        The History Of Philosophy [in 8 Parts, 18 Plates]

      Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Dring, London 1656 - 0 engravings; 11 1/2 x 7 3/4, 6 pounds. Leaf 85-6 repaired with additional internal tears. One leaf with corner margin repair. Later rebinding calf leather over marbled boards. Greek text bookplate of tree. Text is in the English Language. All 8 parts present and complete. Engraved frontis of Stanley mounted on blank fep. Engraved frontis plus 17 full page plates and one small drawing as this copy appears to have an extra full page plate. ESTC R17292 , Wing S5238 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Toscane françoise contenant les eloges des plus illustres Florentins qui ont resté affectionnés à cette couronne.

      - [Parigi, s.n.t.], 1656, in-4, ben legato in tutta pergamena moderna con filettature a secco, titolo calligrafato sul dorso. cc. [96]. Frontespizio allegorico e 14 grandi stemmi incisi in rame. Brunet, III-1045, cita l'opera, ma in altra edizione, con titolo e data diversi.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé. Pour l'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes. Kartenband. (Genf, Pellet, 1780). 22 S. Mit 50 doppelblattgr. Kupferstichkarten von R. Bonne. Kl.-4. Schöner Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. u. goldgepr. RSch. sowie Deckelfileten u. Stehkantenverg. (etw. berieben u. bestoßen).

      Sabin 68081 Sander 1656 Philipps 652.- Der meist fehlende Atlasband zu Guillaume-Thomas Raynals zunächst stark umstrittenen und wiederholt verbotenem Werk mit der Schilderung der Geschichte und der Verhältnisse in den Siedlungen, die die Europäer in Indien und in Mittelamerika geschaffen hatten.- Enthält 2 Weltkarten sowie 9 Karten von Europa, 10 von Asien, 7 Karten von Afrika und 22 Amerika-Karten.- Die erste Weltkarte mit wenigen kleinen Tintenfleckchen (im 'Mer du Sud'), sonst nur vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig.- Die Karten im guten, kräftigen Abdruck.

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        Poésies.

      Paris, 1656 - Vélin d'époque. Titre, [3]ff table, 228pp, [2]ff. Édition originale rare d?une des oeuvres majeures d?Urbain Chevreau, natif de Loudun, dans laquelle figurent notamment les «Madrigaux pour une belle Égyptienne».«On apprécierait mal Urbain Chevreau si on ne le jugeait que d?après ses pièces de théâtre, ouvrage de sa jeunesse. C?était un homme fort instruit, qui avait dépensé 60 000 fr. au moins pour se former une bibliothèque, plus remarquable par le choix des livres que par leur nombre» Brunet, I, 1841. Il alla au commencement de 1653 à Stockholm, où il fut secrétaire des Commandements de la Reine de Suède Christine. Son recueil de poésies commence d?ailleurs par une Ode à la reine de Suède.Restauration à l?angle supérieur de la page de titre, avec atteinte à une lettre. Restauration au dos, petits manques en marge du second plat. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        The Vale-Royall of England. Or, the County Palatine of Chester Illustrated. Wherein is Contained a Geographical and Historical Description of that Famous County... Adorned with Maps and Prospects and the Coats of Arms belonging to Every Individual Family of the Whole County

      London: John Streater, in Little S.Bartholomews, and are to be sold at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-End of Pauls(1656). Folio (285 x 190 mm.), 3 parts in one vol., first edition, additional engraved title, 3 double-page engraved maps, 16 engraved plates (including folding maps of Cheshire and of Isle of Man, plan of Chester, and 11 plates of coats of arms), 3 engraved illustrations (one full page), (10), 99 + (1), (6); 239 (numbered 1-130, 129-132, 135-6, 139-146, 145-239, complete thus) + (1), (10); 55 + (1); (6) + 34 pp. Title skilfully repaired in margins with no loss, additional title remargined with professionally repaired tear, folding plate and one map skilfully remargined, one or two other neat repairs with no loss, bookplate of Llangatoock, nineteenth century calf gilt by F. Bedford. The restoration is of a very high standard and the book is generally in excellent fresh condition.; A good example of one of the best of the early county topographies. It was compiled by Daniel King (c.1616-1664) a painter and engraver born in Chester. The book draws on a number of talents of the day not least the great engraver Wenceslaus Hollar. The text for the work draws on a number of contemporary sources, many in manuscript. These include those of Samuel Lee, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, William Smith and William Webb. Towards the end of the book King includes a section on the Isle of Man written by James Chaloner (c.1602-60). In 1652 the island had been given to Lord Fairfax in thanks for his services as Commander of the Parliament's forces during the English Civil War. He sent Chaloner to act on his behalf who later became its Governor. Bibliotheca Monensis pp. 8-10 Upcott, vol.i, pp 61-3; Wing K488.

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        SAAGHMEULENS POORTIE [set title: Town Gates of Amsterdam].

      Published before 1656, from a set of eight plates representing the town gates of Amsterdam. In this plate the Zaagmolen gate, in the left background the 'Westertoren. Signed on the bottom: 'Zeeman inventor et fecit / C. Danckerts exc:', titled at the bottom: 'SAAGHMEULENS POORT'. Etching and dry needle on paper, mounted on cardboard (small portion of top margin); very small margins; plate mark: 180 x 306 mm, total: 183 x 308 mm; light paper, some stains in the sky and between the mills on the right; watermark: fool's cap. Hollstein 24, Bartsch 122, Weigel 1843, p. 263.

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        Casimier, Of Gedempte Hoogmoet

      Questiers, Catharina: 1656 Amsterdam Gerard Smit, gebonden in leer 62 blz, met 1 gravure na schutblad, 1e druk. In mooie staat Bly-spel grijmt door Catharine Questiers, Gespeelt op d'Ámsterdamse Schoubrugh

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        RAAM POORTIE [set title: Town Gates of Amsterdam].

      Published before 1656, from a set of eight plates representing the town gates of Amsterdam. In this plate the Raam gate. Titled and signed on the bottom: 'Zeeman inventor et fecit / RAAM POORTIE. / C. Danckerts exc:'."Etching and dry needle on paper, mounted on cardboard (left margin); trimmed close to plate total: 167 x 309 mm; light paper; watermark: fool's cap. Hollstein 26, Bartsch 124, Weigel 1843, p. 263."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        La Pucelle ou la France délivrée. Poëme héroïque.

      Paris, Chez Augustin Courbé (De l?imprimerie Jean Roger, M. DC. LVI., 1656, - in-folio, frontispice + page de titre avec grande vignette gravée + 1 portrait de ?Henri d?Orléans duc de Longueville? + 6 ff. + 1 portrait de l?auteur + 16 ff. + 522 p. + 6 ff. de table + (au total) 12 figures à pleine page de Claude Vignon gravées par Abraham Bosse (dans de forte belles impressions), 14 en-têtes, 14 lettrines et 9 culs-de-lampe répétés, reliure en plein vaux originale, dos richement orné remonté, p. de gardes d?origine, reliure d?origine restaurée. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de ce poème en 12 chants; il est orné du portrait de l?auteur par Robert Nanteuil, le portrait d?Henri d?Orléans Duc de Longueville à qui le poème est dédié. C?est un des livres les plus luxueux du XVIIe siècle et Jean Chapelain, un des premiers de l?Académie française mit vingt ans à le composer, bel exemplaire d?un des plus beaux livres anciens à la gloire de Jeanne d?Arc. Le graveur Abraham Bosse (1604-1676) fut l?un des meilleurs graveurs français au 17ème siècle. Théoricien de la gravure, prosélyte des méthodes projectives de Girard Desargues, son ?uvre est un emblème de l'art baroque français.Erste Ausgabe. In-Folio ! Bemerkenswerter Luxusdruck des 17. Jhdts. Prachtvolle tiefschwarze Tafeln gestochen von Abraham Bosse (1604-1676) nach Claude Vignon (1593-1670).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet I, 1794; Cioranescu 18494-95; Graesse II 119; Tchemerzine III 239-40. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        LE VOYAGE ET OBSERVATIONS DE PLUSIEURS CHOSES DIVERSES QUI SE PEUVENT REMARQUER EN ITALIE. Tant de ce qui est naturel aux hommes & au pays, comme des coustumes & facons soit pour le général, ou particulier, et des choses qui y sont rares,...

      Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1656. par le sieur Audeber, ... Deuxiesme partie. This is the second part of the following work by Pierre Duval:"Le Voyage et la description d'Italie montrant exactement les raretez et choses remarquables qui se trouvent es provinces et en chaques villes,...Avec la relation du voyage fait à Rome par M. le duc de Bouillon en l'année 1644, par P. Du Val...". Our work and Du Val's were also issued separately. 'Deuxiesme Partie' has been crossed out on the title page. FIRST EDITION 1656, French text, 8vo, 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, 7 engraved illustrations of plants in the text, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, pages: [14], 1-334, [2], bound by C. Kalthoeber of London (with his label pasted to reverse of front endpaper ) in full 19th century calf, double gilt ruled border to covers with tiny corner ornaments, raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, green endpapers, double ruled gilt dentelles (turn ins). Spine rubbed, small crack at top of upper hinge, upper hing slightly weak but still holding firmly, small catalogue cutting on endpaper, small pale owner's ink stamp to lower corner of second endpaper, some light brown spotting to title page and following 2 pages of Table, light browning or light foxing to some pages, occasionally on text with no loss of legibility. A very good copy. SMALL CHAPTERS ON : ITALY, NATURAL HISTORY, TRAVEL, MINERALS, CUSTOMS, LANGUAGE, RELIGION, REGIONS, GONDOLAS, VENICE, FOOD, DINING, VINO, WINE MAKING, COSTUME, FARMING, TENNIS, CLOCKS, MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ. Traduite et paraphrasée en vers françois.

      A Paris, chez André Doubron, Libraire de la Reyne, 1656. - in-4. Frontispice. 8 feuillets. 532 pages. 4 planches gravées. (24,5x18cm). Plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné avec pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Tranches mouchetées. Reliure frottée. Accidents et accrocs au dos, aux coiffes et sur les plats. Coins émoussés. Quelques feuillets un peu brunis. Quelques rousseurs, taches et traces de mouillure. Edition peu commune bien complète des quatre livres. Corneille avait entrepris cet ouvrage à la demande de son confesseur et probablement aussi à celle de la reine Anne d'Autriche. La première édition, donnée en 1651, était de format in-12 et ne contenait que les vingt premiers chapitres. Les docteur de l'Eglise vantaient cet excellent ouvrage, où la poésie parle si purement le langage des saints. Exemplaire bien complet de sa superbe illustration composée d'un frontispice et de quatre planches gravées par François Chauveau (Béatitudes, Annonciation, Jésus avec deux apôtres, Cêne). Curieux exemplaire, sur lequel la première adresse: "A Rouen, pour Robert Ballard, seul imprimeur du Roy, 1658" a été remplacée à l'époque par celle d'André Soubron. Assez bon exemplaire en reliure du temps. Mérite une restauration.

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        LE VOYAGE ET OBSERVATIONS DE PLUSIEURS CHOSES DIVERSES QUI SE PEUVENT REMARQUER EN ITALIE. Tant de ce qui est naturel aux hommes & au pays, comme des coustumes & facons soit pour le général, ou particulier, et des choses qui y sont rares,...

      Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1656. par le sieur Audeber, ... Deuxiesme partie. This is the second part of the following work by Pierre Duval:"Le Voyage et la description d'Italie montrant exactement les raretez et choses remarquables qui se trouvent es provinces et en chaques villes,...Avec la relation du voyage fait à Rome par M. le duc de Bouillon en l'année 1644, par P. Du Val...". Our work and Du Val's were also issued separately. 'Deuxiesme Partie' has been crossed out on the title page. FIRST EDITION 1656, French text, 8vo, 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, 7 engraved illustrations of plants in the text, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, pages: [14], 1-334, [2], bound by C. Kalthoeber of London (with his label pasted to reverse of front endpaper ) in full 19th century calf, double gilt ruled border to covers with tiny corner ornaments, raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, green endpapers, double ruled gilt dentelles (turn ins). Spine rubbed, small crack at top of upper hinge, upper hinge slightly weak but still holding firmly, small catalogue cutting on endpaper, small pale owner's ink stamp to lower corner of second endpaper, some light brown spotting to title page and following 2 pages of Table, light browning or light foxing to some pages, occasionally on text with no loss of legibility. A very good copy. SMALL CHAPTERS ON : ITALY, NATURAL HISTORY, TRAVEL, MINERALS, CUSTOMS, LANGUAGE, RELIGION, REGIONS, GONDOLAS, VENICE, FOOD, DINING, VINO, WINE MAKING, COSTUME, FARMING, TENNIS, CLOCKS, MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Aux frontieres de la spectroscopie laser : Frontiers in laser spectroscopy : Les Houches, session XXVII, 30 juin-26 juillet 1975 by North-Ho

      North-Holland Publishing Company (1977-01-01) 1656 - Ancien livre de bibliothèque. Couverture différente. Tome 1. Ammareal reverse jusqu'à 15% du prix net de ce livre à des organisations caritatives. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Book Condition: Used, Good. Former library book. Different cover. Tome 1. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAAM POORTIE [set title: Town Gates of Amsterdam].

      - Published before 1656, from a set of eight plates representing the town gates of Amsterdam. In this plate the Raam gate. Titled and signed on the bottom: 'Zeeman inventor et fecit / RAAM POORTIE. / C. Danckerts exc:'. Etching and dry needle on paper, mounted on cardboard (left margin); trimmed close to plate total: 167 x 309 mm; light paper; watermark: fool's cap. Hollstein 26, Bartsch 124, Weigel 1843, p. 263.

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