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         Le théâtre – Poèmes dramatiques

      Augustin Courbé et Guillaume de Luyne 1660 - Cinq volumes, in-8, plein maroquin sang de bœuf et rouge (tome 3 seul), plats décorés à la du Seuil, dos très ornés, titres et tomaisons dorés, toutes tranches dorées, coffret. Reliure pastiche du XXe sauf le tome 3. xc, [4], 704; xcviii, [8], 720 ; lxxxiii, [2], 632 ; 709, [2] ; 632, [2] pages. Édition en partie originale où Pierre Corneille a révisé son texte et ajouté les "Discours" placés en tête de chacune des trois parties, ainsi que les "Examens". Elle comporte pour Le Théâtre de Pierre Corneille 23 pièces illustrées de 23 compositions d'après Chauveau et de 3 titre-frontispices, et pour les Poèmes dramatiques de Thomas Corneille, 12 pièces illustrées de 12 gravures d'après Chauveau et de 2 titres-frontispices. De nombreuses pages restaurés, avec parfois des manques de lettres, 2 feuillets en fac-similé, quelques pâles mouillures marginales. Néanmoins, rare ensemble ainsi présenté. /// 5 volumes, 8vo, full dark red morocco “a la du Seuil”, gilt lettered and gilt ornate spines, all edges gilt. 20th c. pastiche binding (all but vol. 3). xc, [4], 704; xcviii, [8], 720 ; lxxxiii, [2], 632 ; 709, [2] ; 632, [2] pages. Partly first edition of Pierre and Thomas Corneille theatre plays, (23+12) with the add of “Three Discourses on Dramatic Poetry”. The volumes are illustrated with copper-engravings: 5 title-frontispieces and 35 compositions after Chauveau. Despite some restored pages with a few lack of letters and 4 facsimile pages, a very scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-GULF OF BISCAY-FRANCE-SPAIN-Blaeu-1660

      - Antique print, titled: 'Biscaia, Alava, Et Gvipvscoa Cantabriae Veteris Partes.' - Map of the Gulf of Biscay, including the major cities of Bayonne, San Sebastian, Santander and Bilbao. Originally hand coloured engraving on laid paper. Description: This map originates from the 'Atlas Novus.' published in Amsterdam by W. Blaeu, c. 1660. This particular map has no rear text, which is scarse. It is based on earlier 1635 map published by Janssonius.Artists and Engravers: Anonymous. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original middle fold as issued. Small tear in lower part of middle fold and in top margin, reinforced using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B14-33 The overall size is ca. 22.4 x 17.8 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 15.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 56.9 x 45.3 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 38.5 cm.

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         Livre de paneaux pour les lambris, inventez et gravez par J. Le Pautre.

      Paris, Est. Gantrel, s.d., (vers 1660), - petit in-4 oblong (20 x 29 cm), [7] ff. n. ch., dont le titre gravé et 5 planches de décors, veau fauve moucheté, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Mors set coiffes frottés. Très rare, comme les très nombreuses suites de décors que Jean Le Pautre (1618-1682) produisit pourtant en abondance pendant sa carrière, au point de totaliser près de 1500 estampes. Elles se présentent généralement sous la forme de cahiers de 6 à 12 planches, pas plus, abordaient quantité de thèmes et d'objets, et servaient d'inspiration pour la réalisation de décors intérieurs ou extérieurs (jardins, cf. suite IX du présent recueil). Toutes ses compositions, très personnelles dans la conception et l'exécution, forment une vitrine iconographique sans égal de ce que l'on a appelé depuis le "style Louis XIV". Absent de Fowler (qui présente pp. 151-153, 25 suites de notre graveur). Cf. Bénézit VIII, 534. Notre titre est relié avec 15 autres suites, toutes de Le Pautre à l'exception de la seconde : I. Livre de frise et ornemens nouvellement inventé et gravé par Iean Le Pautre. Paris, Gantrel, s.d., 6 planches gravées de décors. II. ERTINGER (Franz) : Ornamenti di fregi e fogliami fatti al antiquo e moderno. Anvers, Cornelis Galle, s.d., 6 planches gravées. III. [Plafonds]. Paris, Le Blond, s.d., 12 planches gravées. IV. Alcôves à l'italienne inventées et gravées par Le Potre. Paris, Pierre Mariette fils, s.d., 6 planches, y compris le titre. V. [Alcôves]. Paris, Le Blond, s.d., 12 planches gravées y compris le titre. VI. Clostures de chappelles tant de menuiserie que serrurerie mis de nouvau en lumière par Iean Le Pautre. Paris, N. Langlois, 1659, 6 planches gravées y compris le titre. Fowler p. 151 (5). VII. Chiusure di capelle varie. [Anvers], Cornelis Galle, s.d., 6 planches. Il s'agit d'une autre version de la suite précédente, d'un meilleur tirage, et avec de petites variantes de détail dans les décors proposés. VIII. [Portes de choeur aves leurs jubez]. Paris, Pierre Mariette, s.d., 6 planches gravées. Fowler, p. 151 (6). IX. Veuës de jardins en perspectives inventées et gravées par J. Le Pautre. Paris, Est. Gantrel, s.d., 12 planches y compris le titre. X. Vases ou burettes à la romaine inventez et gravez par I. Le Pautre. Amsterdam, P. Schenk, s.d., 6 planches y compris le titre. XI. Vasi diversi e ornamenti. Anvers, Cornelis Galle, s.d., 6 planches y compris le titre. XII. [Plafonds]. Paris, L. Van Merlen, 1634, 5 planches. XIII. [Scènes mythologiques]. Paris, N. Langlois, s.d., 6 planches (Ulysse chez Circé ; le choix de Pâris ; l'enlèvement de Proserpine ; Niobé et ses enfants ; Jupiter et Mercure chez Lycaon ; les fils de Borée contre les harpies). XIV. [Scènes de la Genèse]. Paris, Gantrel, s.d., 12 planches gravées (Adam et Eve chassés du Paradis ; Adam laboure le sol ; sacrifice d'Abel ; meurtre d'Abel par Caîn ; le Déluge ; entrée des animaux dans l'arche ; Joseph et Pharaon ; triomphe de Joseph ; Joseph et Benjamin ; Joseph reçoit ses frères ; Joseph donne du blé à ses frères ; départ de Jacob). XV. [Scènes de l'histoire romaine]. Paris, N. Langlois, s.d., 6 planches gravées (après Pharsale ; Coriolan et sa mère ; Camille au siège de Falères ; banquet de Néron frappé par la foudre ; meurtre de Géta par Caracalla ; mort de Sénèque). A la fin, on trouve deux planches isolées de Le Pautre : 1. Un Bacchus gravé d'après Bourlier et dédié à Paillot conseiller et secrétaire de la maison du Roi. - 2. Un panneau à lambris (planche double, chez Le Blond). Soit en tout 121 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rare Antique Map-KLEVE-CLIVIA-GERMANY-Allardt-1660

      - Map : ' Le Duche de Cleves'. (Map of the Duchy of Cleves.) Rare map of the Duchy of Cleves in Germany by Hugo Allardt. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Original recent hand colouring. Description: Published in amsterdam ca. 1660 by Hugo Allardt.Artists and Engravers: Huych (or Hugo) Allard (or Allardt) (1625-1691) was an engraver and the founder of the Allard publishing business in Amsterdam. He was succeeded in the business by his son Carel (1648-c.1706) and by Carel's sons in turn - Hugo the younger and Abraham. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Tear near bottom middle fold backed. Storage location: B23-10 The overall size is ca. 19.7 x 18.9 inch. The image size is ca. 19.3 x 18.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 50 x 48 cm. The image size is ca. 49 x 46 cm.

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         De Laudibus Legum Angliae Written By Sir John Fortescue.

      1660 - Selden's Edition of Fortescue's De Laudibus Fortescue, Sir John [1394?-1476?] [Selden, John (1584-1654), Editor]. [Mulcaster, Robert, Translator and Editor]. De Laudibus Legum Angliae Written by Sir John Fortescue L. Ch. Justice, And After L. Chancellor to K. Henry VI. Hereto are Added the Two Sums of Sir Ralph de Hengham L. Ch. Iustice to K. Edward I. Commonly Calld Hengham Magna, And Hengham Parva. With Notes Both on Fortescue and Hengham. London: Printed (by permission of the Company of Stationers) for Abel Roper, 1660. [xiv], 2 p., 4-132, [6], 51, [13], 120, 117-140 pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Latin and English translation in parallel columns. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers added. A few minor nicks,light rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, fainst dampspotting in places, minor edgewear to a few leaves. Eighteenth-century notes to endleaf and a few passages in text, later owner signatures, "W. Dance 1748" and "Ashland 1850" to endleaves. An attractive copy. $1,000. * Second Selden edition. De Laudibus Legum Angliae, a history of English law, was written for the instruction of Edward, the young Prince of Wales. Cast in dialogue form, it demonstrates that the common law was the oldest and most reasonable legal system in Europe. It also compares the common and Roman systems and extols the superiority of a constitutionally limited monarchy. De Laudibus was written around 1470 and first printed in 1567. Selden's was the first critical edition of this work, perhaps the first critical editions of an early English legal work. Aside from their value to the elucidation of Fortescue's text, Selden's notes interrogate aspects of Fortescue's text and offer rich insights into jurisprudence and the nature of the English constitution. As noted by Christianson, his conclusions disputed "the concept of immemorial custom argued by [Sir John] Davies and the anachronistic historical interpretations displayed by [Sir Edward] Coke." First published in 1614, it was reissued in 1660, 1672 and 1737 with various additions. "Fortescue was a favorite among the old lawyers, and will be read with profit in modern times by those who are interested in the origin and progress of the Common La. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Medicinae rationalis systematicae. Band 1-4 + Supplement in 4 Teilbänden mit einem Lebenslauf über Hoffmann von Johann Heinrich Schultze.

      Hauptwerk des bedeutenden Mediziners Hoffmann (1660-1742), Namensgeber der "Hoffmannstropfen". Er war Leibarzt von Friedrich I. in Preußen und Professor in Halle.

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         Antique Master Print-TOOTHWORT-DOGTOOTH VIOLET-PRIMROSE-Besler-ca. 1660 ed.

      - Antique print, titled: 'Squammata seudentaria maior - Denscanis flore albo - Denscanis flore rubro - Pulmonaria maculosa - Primula Veris ', White Toothwort, White Dogtooth Violet, Lavender Dogtooth Violet, Lungwort and Common Primrose. Handcoloured engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: From Basil Besler's 'Hortus Eystettensis' (Eichstatt, 1613).Artists and Engravers: By an unknown engraver, after Basil Besler. Condition: Excellent, given age. Edges of the margins a little browned, and reinforced on the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: GV-P1-04 The overall size is ca. 17.2 x 22 inch. The image size is ca. 15.4 x 18.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.8 x 56 cm. The image size is ca. 39 x 47.5 cm.

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         Kupferstich- Karte, b. C. de Jonge, "Tabula Germaniae emendata recens per Clemens de Jonge".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, um 1660, 48 x 55,5 Seltene Karte (!). Zu Clemens de Jonge gibt es wenig Litereatur. Vergleiche aber Koemann II, S. 213. - Oben links die altkol. Titelkartusche mit Portrait, unten links Meilenanzeiger. Die Karte zeigt Deutschland mit den angrenzenden Ländern. Vorliegend ohne Rückseitentext.

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         HONOR REDIVIVUS OR AN ANALYSIS OF HONOR AND ARMORY

      London: Henry Herringman, 1660. 16mo (6 1/4 in. tall); [x], 251 pp. "to be sould by Henry Herringman at the Ancker on the lowest side of the New-Exchange." 48 engraved title, frontispiece, portraits and armorial woodcuts in text by Richard Gaywood. Leather joint end cracks. Minor page tip lacking; light early marginalia; early name. Author Matthew Carter was a key figure in the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. Honor Redivivus (misspelled Rediviuus) became the most influential English heraldic reference of its time. There are sections on honor, titles of rank and nobility, the Knights of Europe (including the Knights of the Round Table, the Knights Templar, and the Crusader Knights of St. John), coats of arms and heraldic badges, and inns of court. DNB; ESTC R209970. Very Good+.

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         Enchiridion Leonis Papae serinissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretosium datum nuperrime mendis omnibus purgatum

      Rome 1660 - Pleine basane du début du vingtième siècle, dos lisse portant le titre doré. Un volume in-16 (130x71 mm), 168 pages et 10 planches hors texte, y compris le titre gravé. La planche page 111 est reliée à la page 3. Pages 123 à 134 reliées dans le désordre . Édition ancienne de ce grimoire des Enchiridion du Pape Léon, entièrement rédigé en Français. Notre exemplaire est illustré avec 9 planches hors texte et le titre gravé. Ce grimoire est en fait un recueil d'oraisons magiques pour conjurer toutes sortes de maladies, sur les envoutements, les possessions, les maléfices . Dorbon [1487 (avec 20 planches)] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning of the twentieth-century full sheep, flat spine lettered in gilt. 16mo (130x71 mm), 168 pages and 10 plates (including the engraved title page). Plates pages 111 misbound page 3. Pages 123 to 134 misbound . . Old edition of this this famous grimoire, the Enchiridion of Pope Leo, entirely written in French. Our copy, illustrated with 9 plates and the engraved title. This book is a collection of magical prayers to ward off all sorts of illnesses, over entanglements, possessions, spells . Dorbon [1487 (avec 20 planches)] In 16 88g. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Master Print-SEASCAPE-SAMMOREUS-FREIGHT SHIP-Zeeman-ca. 1660

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Een sammoreus.' - A sammoreus, a large Dutch freight ship. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: French lily in a coat of arms with letters SLG. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Second state of 3. Ref: Hollstein 49.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Reinier Nooms Zeeman' after own design. Reinier Nooms (dit Zeeman, 1623-1664) was a Dutch painter of mainly nautical scenes. He started painting after a career on sea, and this hands on knowledge of sailing is very apparent in his paintings. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C5-LA-15 The overall size is ca. 9.9 x 5.4 inch. The image size is ca. 9.9 x 5.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 25.2 x 13.6 cm. The image size is ca. 25.2 x 13.6 cm.

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         De Eenhoorns Sluys [set: Views of Amsterdam].

      "From series of eight plates with views of Amsterdam; here to be seen the Prinsengracht, and on the right the house in Brouwersgracht at nr. 162. The series was published ca. 1660. "."Etching on laid paper, trimmed within plate mark; total: 134 x 246 mm; state II/2; large Amsterdam watermark; Hollstein 14."

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         1660 1ed England Worthies Constantine King Arthur Chaucer Francis Bacon CROMWELL

      London : Printed for Nath. Brooke, at the sign of the Angel in Cornhill, 1660. First edition. - 1660 1ed England Worthies Constantine King Arthur Chaucer Francis Bacon CROMWELL “He who stops being better stops being good.” Oliver Cromwell A rare first edition of ‘England’s Worthies’ by William Winstanley. This book covers the lives and careers of important English kings, authors, military leaders, and churchmen, and royals. This first issue is important in that it is the only edition that contains biographies of Oliver Cromwell and John Lilburne. Both sections were removed in subsequent editions, including the 1684 second edition. This book covers the lives of the following important ‘worthies’: • Constantine the Great • King Arthur • William the Conqueror • Geoffrey Chaucer • Richard III • Henry V • Sir Thomas Moor • Cardinal Wolsey • Thomas Overbury • Francis Bacon • Walter Raleigh • Charles I • Oliver Cromwell • And many more! Item number: #1706 Price: $950 WINSTANLEY, William England's worthies : select lives of the most eminent persons from Constantine the Great, to the death of Oliver Cromwell, late Protector London : Printed for Nath. Brooke, at the sign of the Angel in Cornhill, 1660. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [30], 613, [19] • References: Wing W 3058; Lowndes 2954 • Provenance: Handwritten – A. Woodward • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~6.4in X 4.5in (16.5cm x 11.5cm) • Rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1706 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         5 Antique Master Prints-HORSE-SERIES-Potter-ca. 1660

      - Set of 5 antique prints, untitled. All show horses in a landscape (including the Frisian horse). One the backgrounds shows the castle of Heemstede. Etching on hand laid paper with watermark (seven-pointed foolscap). Description: The complete of horses, copies in reverse. 17th. Century etchings.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after Paulus Potter. Paulus Potter (1625-1654) Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped to the image edge, attached to carrier sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P5-19 The overall size is ca. 9.9 x 6.7 inch. The image size is ca. 9.3 x 5.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 25.1 x 17.1 cm. The image size is ca. 23.7 x 14.8 cm.

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         CARTE GENERALLE DE LOMBARDIE. PAR DU VAL GEOGRAPHE

      1660 ca., Italia settentrionale 1660 - Carta dell'Italia settentrionale che ripropone il modello del Sanson, anche se rispetto a questa è ridotta nelle dimensioni e semplificata nei particolari.Bibliografia: Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 40; Tooley 1979, p. 184; Davoli, Sanfelici, Zanasi, p. 62, n. 19 mm 340x560

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         1660 Monarchy Asserted Oliver Cromwell English Civil War Parliament Charles II

      London : John Redmayne for Philip Chetwind, 1660. First edition. - 1660 Monarchy Asserted Oliver Cromwell English Civil War Parliament Charles II Nathaniel Fiennes was a 17th-century English politician and is credited with the authorship of “Monarchy Asserted” a pamphlet published in 1660 of the debate between the committee of the House of Commons and Oliver Cromwell. It was published as a piece of royalist propaganda intended to support the cause of restoration of Charles II. This small treatise, according to Donald Greene, made the point that “even the Parliament of the 1650s came to realize that the traditional institution of English monarch was a salutary check on the despotism of Cromwell.” (Greene, p. 74) Item number: #1808 Price: $950 FIENNES, Nathaniel Monarchy asserted, to be the Best, most Ancient and Legall Form of Government, in a conference had at Whitehall, with Oliver late Lord Protector & a Committee of Parliament London : John Redmayne for Philip Chetwind, 1660. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [6], 112 • References: Halkett and Lang, IV, 107; Wing W 1988; Abbott, Bib. of O. Cromwell, 1060; Greene, Samuel Johnson o Halkett attributes authorship to Fiennes • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1808 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         \"Das Ambt Tondern ohne Lundtofft Herde, Anno 1648\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von Christian Rothgiesser bei J. Mejer, um 1660, 44 x 58,5 cm. Zeigt die Inseln Sylt, Föhr, Amrum mit der Küste von Dänemark bis Brestedt. Unten rechts altkolorierte Kartusche mit Dedikation von J. Mejer an Wolf Blohm. - Sehr dekorative Karte in feinem Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Schleswig-Holstein, Landkarten

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         Dio Padre

      1660 - Acquaforte, circa 1660, priva della firma. Da un soggetto di Lodovico Carracci. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame o con sottili margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ottimo esemplare di questa rarissima opera. Etching, 1660 circa, without signature. Afret a subject by Lodovico Carracci. Magnificent wiork, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to platemark or with small margins, in excellent condition. Gorgeous example of a rare work. Bartsch 1, Le Blanc 1. Dimensioni 253 100mm

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         Rare Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-SPRINGS-SPA-EIDSVOLD-Everdingen-ca. 1660

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. The mineral springs at Eidsvold in Norway or Spa in the Ardennes. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: name Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Third state of 3. Ref: Hollstein 95. Early lifetime impression.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Allart van Everdingen' after own design. Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675) was active as a painter in Amsterdam. He traveled to Norway to make paintings of the landscape for the Trip family, who had gun foundries there. After this trip, most of his landscapes have a Norwegian theme. Condition: Very good, given age. Thread margins General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C5-LA-32 The overall size is ca. 6.9 x 5.2 inch. The image size is ca. 6.8 x 5.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 17.4 x 13.1 cm. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 12.9 cm.

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         Opuscula. (Rückentitel). Sammelband von 6 Schriften in einem Band.

      Mit 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten und einigen Holzschnittvignetten. Kl.8. Pergament d. Z. mit rotem Lederrückenschild. Enthält a) Scoppius, Gasparis: Gerardi Johannis Vossii libro, de vitiis sermonis animadversiones. Amsterdam 1660, 23 S.. Dünnhaupt 87.2. b) Scoppius, Gasparis: De arte critica. Amsterdam, 1662. 11 Bl., 128 S., 4 Bl. Dünnhaupt 7.2. c) Scoppius, Gasparis: Verisimilium libri quatuor. Amsterdam 1662. 16 Bl., 168 S.. Dünnhaupt 3.2. d) Scoppius, Casparis: Suspectarum lectionum libri quinque. Amsterdam 1664. 4 Bl., 304 S., 12 Bl.. e) Schoppus, Gasparis: Priapeia, sive diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus. Padua (=Amsterdam), Nicolaus (= Pluymer), 1664. 9 Bl., 175 S.. Dünnhaupt 4.2.. Hayn-Got. VI, 295. f) Scoppius, Casp.: Symbola critica in L. Apuleji. Amsterdam 1664. 3 Bl., 98 S.. Dünnhaupt 20.2. Gering berieben und gebräunt Rückenschild angerändert.

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         Antique Master Print-BULL-DONKEY-Dujardin-ca. 1660

      - Antique print, untitled. A bull and a donkey. Etching, watermark: Early caot of arms of Amsterdam (= ca. 1660-1680). Made by C. Dujardin after own design. Carel dujardin (1622-1678) spent a long time as an artist working in Italy. He produced series of etchings with Italian landscapes and animals. Condition: Very good, small margins. A printerscrease (not vivble in the print) General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 8 x 7 inch. The image size is ca. 7.2 x 6.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 20.2 x 17.9 cm. The image size is ca. 18.3 x 15.7 cm.

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         De Bestieringe der Gedachten. Vervat in drie Deelen. Waer van Het Eerste Handelt vande Regeringe der Gedaghten in 't gemeen, Ende vande Ebstiering der goede in 't bysonder. Het Tweede Handelt van de quade Gedaghten, in 't gemeen, Ende in 't bysonder Van Gedaghten, spruytende uyt onse natuyrlicke verdorventheyt, Van ydele Gedaghten, Van dwaelende Gedaghten, in 't gehoor van Godts Woort, gebeden, en andere Geestelicke oeffeningen, Ende in 't breede Van Godtslasterlicke Gedaghten, of inwerpingen der Gods-lasteringe. Het Derde Handelt van de Bestieringe der middelmatige Gedaghten. In dit Geschrift is ingevoegt een Tractaetken vande Geestelicke Verlatingen, So uyt de Schriften van andere Engelsche Practisijns, als insonderheyt uyt die van R. Bolton, ende Ios. Symonds, getrocken, en vermeerdert door den selfden Autheur.

      Amsterdam, Baltus en Joannes de Wild' 1660. (32) 635 (17) p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Pagina 37/38 en 407/508 zijn nogmaals in het register bijgebonden, de band is wat verweerd.).

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         Les Plaidoyez et Harangues de Monsieur Le Maistre, cy-devant advocat au Parlement, et conseiller du Roy, en ses conseils d'Estat & Privé. Donnez au public par M. Iean Issali. Cinquième édition.

      Paris, Pierre Le Petit, M. DC. LX., (1660), - in-4to, 14 ff. + 798 p. + 17 ff., plusieurs noms des anciens propriétaires ms. a l?encre au début de l?ouvrage reliure en veau de d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. Début de fente dans une charnière en bas. Sans la première p. de garde. Un des grands orateurs de la magistrature du XVII siécle.Ces plaidoyers concernent surtout les affaires criminelles et les conflits d'intérêts économiques. Un des grands textes de droit de l'Ancien Régime. Agréable exemplaire Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Hollands aeloude vryheid, buyten het stadhouderschap, by deszelfs eerste vorm van staats-bestier, door de eedelen en steeden verdeedigd, tegen velerhande dwingelandyen; tot na de dood van Willem de Derde, koning van Groot-Brittanië. [...] Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1706.

      [NL] Coll.: 4º: *-2*4 (*3 als A3) A-O4 P6 (-P5) Q-T4 V2, 2A-3F4, 3A-Y4, gepag.: [16] 156, 413 [3], 153 [23] pp. Met een gegraveerde titelpagina, een kopvignet boven de opdracht aan Wilhem de la Palma en 6 uitslaande platen (30 x 18 cm), alle door Romeyn de Hooghe. Ex.: Leer, geribde rug met titelschild, platten gemarmerd, hoeken beschadigd, verder goed exemplaar. Bibl. verw.: Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem 232b; Landwehr 102; Lit.: NNBW VIII, 786; Te Winkel IV, p.450. Van der Hoeven, geboren omstreeks 1660 in Amsterdam, heeft daar waarschijnlijk gewerkt als koopman; hij trad - zo blijkt uit de titelpagina - ook op als vertegenwoordiger van de hertog van Saksen. Eén jaar voor 'Hollands aeloude vryheid' had Ten Hoorn een ander omvangrijk historisch werk van hem uitgegeven, 'Leeven en dood der doorlugtige heeren gebroeders Cornelis de Witt [...] en Johan de Witt', waarvoor Romeyn de Hooghe ook de titelpagina had geleverd. Wilhem de la Palma, aan wie het werk is opgedragen, was van 1702 tot 1705 directeur-generaal van de West-Indische Compagnie op de Goudkust, waar hij het hoog gezag by zulke Volkeren voerd, die in tegenstelling van ons, de volkomene voorbeelden van de slaverny zijn, schrijft Van der Hoeven onbekommerd in de opdracht, waarmee hij ongetwijfeld de algemene opinie verwoordde. Ook het toneel had zijn belangstelling: hij was lid van het toneelgenootschap 'In magnis voluisse sat est' en heeft een zestal toneelstukken geschreven, deels oorspronkelijk, deels bewerkt naar het , 523, . Hij moet in of na 1727 zijn overleden, want zijn laatste stuk, de klucht 'De drie Hamburgers', dateert van dat jaar. [EN] Coll.: 4º: *-2*4 (*3 als A3) A-O4 P6 (-P5) Q-T4 V2, 2A-3F4, 3A-Y4, gepag.: [16] 156, 413 [3], 153 [23] pp. with engraved title page and head-piece above the dedication to Wilhelm de la Palma and six folding plates (30 x 18 cm), by Romeyn de Hooghe. Ex: Leather, ribbed back with title label, sides in marbled paper, corners damaged, otherwise good exemplar. Bibliography: Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem 232b; Landwehr 102; Lit.: NNBW VIII, 786; Te Winkel IV, p.450. Van der Hoeven, born in Amsterdam around 1660, perhaps worked there as merchant; he was also - according to the title page - agent of the duke of Saksen. One year before 'Hollands aeloude vryheid' Ten Hoorn published another extensive historical work by him, , 'Leeven en dood der doorlugtige heeren gebroeders Cornelis de Witt [...] en Johan de Witt', for which Romeyn de Hooghe made the title page. Wilhelm de Palma, to whom this work is dedicated, was general director of the Dutch West India Company on the Golden Coast. He was also member of the theatrical company 'In magnis voluisse sat est' for which he himself wrote pieces or translated some from French. He died perhaps after 1727, since his last known piece 'De drie Hamburgers' is dating from that year. RdH013

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         Amoris Divini Emblemata, Studio et Aere Othonis Vaeni Concinnata.

      Antverpiae Antwerp Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti 1660 - 4to, 235 x 164 mms., pp. [2] 3 - 127 [128 privilege], engraved vignette on title-page and 60 engraved plates, with woodcut ornaments and initials, contemporary cat's paw calf, early reback, re-using old spine gilt in compartments to a floral motif; some very slight fraying of fore-edges, binding slightly knocked about but repaired, but a very good copy with the bookplate "G. Bataille, PR" on the upper margin of the front paste-down end-paper, with notes in pencil in a 20th century hand. First published in 1615, this second edition is one of three emblem books by the distinguished artist and humanist, Otto Van Veen (or Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, (c. 1556 – 1629). In Childhood and Cultural Despair: A Theme and Variations in Seventeenth-Century Literature (1978), Leah Sinanoglou Marcus discusses the representation of the Christ child as a "mere infant modelled after the well-known figure of Cupid. Veen's emblem of hope.depicts the child-believer nourished at the breast. Another emblem, undoubtedly conceived as a sacred analogue to the secular of the schoolboy at his lesson so common in Renaissance treatments of the 'Ages of Man,' decries intellectual searching by showing a lesson under the only teacher human beings need - divine love." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         DIFINICIONES [definiciones] de la Orden y Cavalleria [caballería] de Calatrava, conforme al Capitulo General celebrado en Madrid, año MDCLII [1652].

      Madrid, 1660 - -21,5 x 30 cm.- , 1 h. + frontis + 675 págs. + 2 láminas con grabados. Encuadernación en pergamino de época con rótulo en sepia en letra gótica en el lomo. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Geestelijcke Bataille tegens den laetsten Vyandt den Doodt, Ofte Heylsame Onderrichtinghe om Saligh te sterven. WAARBIJ: Geestelijcke Triumphe, over den laetsten Vyandt, den Doot. Ofte Een Heylsame Onderrechtinge om ghetroost en blymoedich te sterven. Den vierden Druck.

      Amsterdam, Gerrit Willemsz. 1660/1661. 2 werken in 1 band, (24) 216, (24) 358 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12° (Plaatselijk vochtvlekken in het tweede werk.).

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         Polyhistor, seu Rerum ab exortu universi ad nostra usque tempora, per Asiam, Africam, Europam & Americam, in sacris & profanis gestarum succincta & methodica series.

      1660 - Jenae - [Wrocław] 1660. Typis Johannis Nisii; Sumtibus Viti Jacobi Trescheri Bibliopolae Vratislav. (18,5 x 12 cm), k. [7], s. 814, fronstispis w miedziorycie, opr. perg. z epoki. (Estr. T. 18). Stan dobry. Zapiska na przedniej wyklejce i frontispisie; zabrązowienia i niew. zawilg. kart. Brzegi kart barwione. Tytuł w kolorze czerwono-czarnym. Oprawa pergaminowa z naddarciami niew. ubytkami grzbietu. Stanowi część pierwszą encyklopedycznego dzieła "Polihistor" zawierającego dzieje powszechne od początku świata. Część pierwsza obejmuje okres od starożytnych początków do IX wieku n.e. Jonston w swej encyklopedii podaje również informacje o ważniejszych wydarzeniach we wszystkich dziedzinach. Oprócz państw azjatyckich i europejskich zostały tu uwzględnione również kraje amerykańskie i afrykańskie (niektóre w późniejszych tomach). Poszczególne części dzieła "Polyhistor", a było ich pięć, wychodziły niezależnie od siebie, tj. osobno pod względem wydawniczym. Jan Jonston (1603-1675), polski przyrodoznawca, historyk, a także filozof, pedagog i lekarz. Europejską sławę zyskał dzięki pracom z dziedziny historii naturalnej. Bardzo rzadkie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dos-à-dos double album of Anton Günther Kirchberger and his son Johann Günther Kirchberger.

      Augsburg, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Gießen, Hamburg, Jena, Tübingen, Magdeburg and other places, 1608 to 1660s. - 8vo. A total of 488 ff. with 382 entries, 54 coloured coats of arms (some raised in gilt), 3 costume illustrations, 2 allegorical illustrations, 1 coloured drawing and 1 lightly coloured pen-and-ink sketch. - I: 219 ff. with 218 entries, including 32 coats of arms (one on the reverse of the loose marbled endpaper), 2 costume illustrations (a fragmented), 1 allegorical illustration and 1 example of musical notes (f. 208). - II: 269 ff. with 164 entries, 22 coats of arms, 1 costume illustration (Livonian peasant couple, f. 220), 1 coloured landscape, 1 allegorical illustration, 1 pen-and-ink drawing, party coloured (2 Chinese costumes, inscribed in Kanji, f. 266). Dos-à-dos binding in full brown calf over wooden boards with owners' initials ("AGKAT" and "IGKLT") within giltstamped borders. Anton Günther Kirchberger (b. 1588, d. after 1652) began this album around the age of 20 (adding a full-page autobiographical introduction in later years). He served as municipal secretary and court clerk in Langensalza (Thuringia) from 1619 to 1632, later entering the services of Duke Wilhelm IV and Duke Ernst I of Saxony-Gotha. The second album, which is bound dos-à-dos with the first, belongs to his son, Johann Günther Kirchberger (1628-1674), consistorial secretary in Gotha. In 1666 he married Elisabetha Sophia Marterseck, née. Glass. As the second album is dated "1650" on the cover, it is likely that Anton Günther Kirchberger was respondible for having this unique double friendship album bound: the leaves of the first album have been slightly trimmed by the binder (with insignificant losses to some letters near the edges). - Anton Günther's album is remarkable chiefly for the great number of Gießen scholars who count among the University's founding professors: the theologian Balthasar Mentzer (1565-1627), hailed as as "father of the University of Gießen", and the anatomist Gregor Horst (1578-1636), but also the classicist and Lutheran theologian Johann Debelius (1540-1610), the theologian Gregor Schönfeld the elder (1565-1627), Heinrich XVIII "the Read-Headed" Reuß zu Obergreiz (1563-1616; with coloured coat of arms), Johann Caspar Baron Schönburg-Penig (1594-1644; with coloured coat of arms), Johann Stephan Count Auersperg (1594-1620), Andreas III Baron Auersperg (1597-1632), the brothers Sigismund Friedrich Baron Herberstein (b. ca 1595) and Christoph Leopold Graf von Herberstein (1593-1667; with coloured coat of arms; a third member of the family, Georg Andreas von Herberstein, was previously unrecorded), and Simon Malfius (1585-1648), the statesman and chancellor of the Magdeburg Abbey, who had travelled 5000 miles in diplomatic capacities, including visits to Vienna and Denmark, and Ehrenreich von Weltzer (1589-1623), son of the like-named Ehrenreich Welzer (1560-1606) and nephew of the later commander of Vienna and Neustadt, Bernhard von Welzer (1573-1636). - Among the entries in the second album, that of Caspar Schmalkalden (1616-73) stands out: having visited South America and East India as a soldier in the Dutch army, he had authored an account of his journeys containing valuanle geographical and ethnological observations with descriptions of the flora and fauna. Schmalkalden's entry is decorated with a gifted ink sketch of two Chinese men in local costume, inscribed in Chinese. W. Klose, "Stammbücher - eine kulturhistorische Betrachtung", Bibliothek und Wissenschaft, 1982, vol. 16, p. 65ff., containing an extensive discussion of this album with a special focus on university history. - R. Seeberg-Elverfeld, Revaler Eintragungen im Stammbuch des Johann Günther Kirchberger, in: Ostdt. Familienkunde, vol. 7 (1974-1976), pt. 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mémoires pour l'histoire du cardinal duc de Richelieu.

      Paris, Antoine Bertier 1660 - 2 forts vol. in-folio, [6] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace au Président de Lamoignon, liste des pièces), 736 p. ; [8] ff. n. ch. (titre, liste des pièces), [956] pp. mal chiffrées 958 (il y a saut de chiffrage de 216 à 219, sans manque), [6] ff. n. ch. de table, veau fauve granité, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés ornés de semis de grotesques (reliure de l'époque). Quelques épidermures légères en bord des plats, mais bon exemplaire. Édition originale. En 1660, l'avocat Antoine Aubery (1616-1695) donnait sa grande Histoire du cardinal de Richelieu, au format in-folio. Un peu plus tard dans l'année, il compléta sa biographie par ces deux volumes de Mémoires, qui rassemblent en fait un grand nombre de pièces, documents, correspondances émanant du ministre, ou concernant les affaires politiques du royaume sous son gouvernement, qu'Aubery avait utilisés pour rédiger son étude et qui lui avaient été fournis par la duchesse d'Aiguillon, nièce du cardinal, ainsi que par Pierre Dupuy. Actuellement, ce recueil en deux volumes est naturellement bien plus estimé que l'Histoire, où les contemporains (notamment Le Clerc) critiquaient d'ailleurs un excessif esprit de flatterie. SHF, Bourgeois & André, 627. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         L'Occhiale all'Occhio. Dioptrica Pratica [...] Dove si tratta della Luce, della Refrattione de raggi, dell'Occhio, della Vista e degli aiuti, che dare si possono à gli occhi per vedere quasi l'impossibile. Dove in oltre si spiegano le regole pratiche di fabbricare Occhiali à tutte le viste, e Cannocchiali da osservare i pianeti, e le stelle fisse, da terra, da mare, et altri da ingrandire migliaia di volte i minimi de gli oggetti vicini.

      Bologna: per l'herede del Benacci, 1660. First and only edition of this important work on the making of lenses, spectacles, telescopes and microscopes, "the most comprehensive book on the subject" (Ilardi, p. 229). "Seventeenth-century account of dioptrics, dealing with light, refraction, the eye, vision, the invention of spectacles, the making of spectacles and telescopes. The book, which is essentially practical, aims at showing the optical worker how lenses are ground and how they may be used both to remedy visual defects and also for telescopes. The dedication ... is to Saint Lucia, the patron saint of the blind and those with diseased eyes" (British Optical Association Catalogue). "An important work in the history of optics, valuable as one of the earliest detailed accounts of methods of grinding and polishing lenses. A large number of fine woodcuts illustrate the machinery and processes described by the author" (Becker Catalogue). The first chapter contains an account of the invention of the telescope, and of Galileo's role in it, and also of the invention of spectacles. The following three chapters deal respectively with optics, the anatomy of the eye, and the mechanics of vision. The remaining ca. 200 pages are devoted to the manufacture of lenses, with extensive discussion of the different kinds of lenses required for various purposes, and the different methods of their design and manufacture. There are descriptions of the Murano glassworks, opticians' tables for the precise measurement of lenses, and illustrations of a lens grinder, glass-cutting shears, lathes and several optical instruments. The full-page portrait of Eustachio Divini, aged 49 years, bears an inscription stating that he is judged by scientists of optics to be the first to have fabricated large telescopes (occhialoni). As several of Divini's works are addressed to Manzini it is reasonable to suppose that this work documents in part Divini's discoveries. This is an unpressed copy on thick paper, bound in contemporary vellum, and with manuscript corrections in Manzini's hand - see, for example, the copy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, which has the same corrections in the same hand as our copy (catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009353165). Born of the Bolognese nobility, "Manzini established his own astronomical observatory on the grounds of his estates around Bologna and made his own telescopes, grinding the lenses for them himself ... Manzini's [book] was both a theoretical and practical compendium of what was known on optics and on the art of spectacle making from the fusion of glass and crystal to the fitting of glasses for various refractive errors and the insertion of precision lenses in telescopes and microscopes ... "In his preface, Manzini expressed his consternation in seeing the art of spectacle making being passed orally from one generation to the other without written instructions and often in strict secrecy so that much valuable information was lost forever. His book was designed to serve as a guide both in theoretical optics as developed by medieval authorities such as Alhacen (965-1040), Witelo (ca. 1230-80), [Roger] Bacon (1214/20-92) and by writers closer to his age such as Johannes Hevelius (1611-87), [Francesco] Maurolico (1494-1575), [Giambattista] della Porta (1535-1615), Christoph Scheiner (1573-1650), [Johannes] Kepler (1571-1630), Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) and [René] Descartes (1596-1650) among others, and in the actual shop practices followed by leading makers of scientific instruments, some of which he had helped to develop. He revealed that he had learned the first rudiments of hand-polishing lenses from a former mirror maker in Venice, Domenico Rambottino, a man without any education (huomo idiota affato) but very skilled in polishing lenses for telescopes, which he supplied throughout Italy and the New World (New Indies) (pp. 238-9). He received additional theoretical and practical instruction from some celebrated instrument makers of the age such as Francesco Fontana (1580-ca. 1656) in Naples, who brought the art to such a degree of perfection that he could rightly boast to be the most "sharp-eyes man from the creation of the universe to his time" (Preface). He reserved the highest praise for Eustachio Divini (1610-85) in Rome who rose above all others in the practice of this art, which can now be called "divine" (an allusion to his last name) because of his accomplishments (Preface). Even great Princes in Italy and elsewhere, he claimed, have not disdained to use their hands in this art through which men can now scan the skies and the stars and contemplate God's creation. And, he observed, "there are few in the world that would not need the benefits of this art before dying" (Preface). There could hardly be a more enthusiastic and eloquent celebration of the usefulness, dignity, nobility, and even "divine" function of the relatively new profession of optical scientist and practitioner. "The preface also emphasized the practical aspects of the art. Although Manzini distilled optical theory in his chapters on light and refraction for the benefit of those more skilled in mathematics, he advised other readers that these sections could safely be skipped, because they were not necessary to become "a perfect master" (maestro). They were advised instead to imitate Divini's career, whose portrait graces the frontispiece of his book. Divini, according to Manzini, had relied more on experience, ingenuity, and good judgment than on books to achieve his astounding results in making the best lenses and telescopes in Europe. He was, indeed, credited by his colleagues to be the "first to have perfected the making of telescopes" [Preface]. "Manzini's detailed and extensive description of lens grinding and polishing surpassed by far earlier treatments, including those published by Della Porta in his Magia naturalis (1589) and by Giovanni Sirtori in his Telescopium (1618). His exposition is based on these and other writings and above all on personal observation and practice as he consorted and worked with top-level masters of the art. It would be impossible to distill in a few sentences the complex steps of this process, which occupies the longest section of the book (pp. 199-263) ... For our purposes it is sufficient to identify the five stages in the production of lenses: making templates for the tools for grinding and polishing, producing the sets of tools for different focal lengths, the selection of the glass blanks, the grinding process and the polishing process. "The templates were made of metal (copper, steel, pewter, lead, and preferably brass) and were constructed in pairs, one convex, the other concave, of the same radius of curvature and each set was turned to a different focal length and labeled in feet as a measure of the focal length of the lens to be ground. The pairs in each set were ground against each other to ensure the accuracy of the surfaces of the lenses ... The templates were used to form the grinding tools themselves, also made in pairs. Metals were used for these tools, usually iron but preferably brass. The glass blanks were cut into disc shapes from a larger plate of glass, and several of them were fixed with cement to a convex tool or mallet, which was cemented in turn to a post for grinding. All the lenses were then ground at the same time against the tools by hand, using progressively finer sizes of washed emery to bring the lens surface to a semi-polished state. The final polishing was done on a concave cast iron shell covered with a heavy woolen cloth without its nap, which was pressed into place by working the corresponding convex brass tool on it. The pores of the cloth were then filled with enough tripoli (putty powder, calcined tin) to make its surface level. "Manzini advised that grinding and polishing of lenses was accomplished more precisely by hand than by machine. He wrote that he had never seen a lathe or machine capable of doing what the hand could despite the claims of inventors and mathematicians. He even added with a tinge of irony that he had seen one of these mathematicians/inventors, a non-Italian (Oltremontano) residing in a leading Italian city, working "many lenses" by hand "with extraordinary diligence and patience" [pp. 159-60]. But he was not a Luddite for his text is illustrated with various grinding/polishing machines, including one of his own improved lathes, which was superior to the lathe used by Ippolito Francini (1593-1653) (nicknamed Tordo), Galileo's skilled lens-maker. He stressed, however, the necessity that theory must be informed by practice for the production of excellent lenses following his own example by observing artisans and working with them. This experience had taught him that the final testing of the lenses be done by a person with keen eyesight, operating in a darkened chamber to observe objects at various distances through the lenses with the light being provided by candles, torches, or oil lamps (pp. 252-55) ... "From the marriage of theory and practice, Manzini evolved tables of specific ages requiring appropriate radii of curvature for spectacle lenses ... He distinguished six power degrees of lenses for various ages and for cataracts: 1. 40-50, known as "common vision" (vista commune); 2. 50-60; 3. 60-70; 4. 70-80; 5. Glasses for a half cataract; 6. Glasses for the entire cataract. As had been established two centuries earlier, he recognized two degrees of myopia - "weak and short vision" (viste deboli e viste corti). He cautioned, however, that these measures were averages for there were several "middle" degrees both for presbyopes and myopes and age alone was a very imprecise determining measure. It was necessary to try different models in spectacle shops [pp. 95-105]" (Ilardi, pp. 229-32). "The preface mentions a long list of authorities ... although few of them play any role in Manzini's directions for telescope making. Among the few that do, Kepler is by far the one most frequently cited. As we shall see, Manzini uses Kepler's theory in many ways and discovers in the Dioptrice (1611) results that seem to suggest to him new telescope designs. "For one thing, Manzini appeals to Kepler's authority to back well-known basic results of telescope making, as if they gained a new status by Kepler's demonstrations in the Dioptrice. This is the case for the claim that in Dutch telescopes lenses must stand as far apart as the focal distance of the convex objective lens or nearly; that the aperture must change according to the brightness of the observed object; or that objective lenses of great convexity require eye-pieces of great concavity. Contrariwise to what [Cherubin] d'Orleans does [in La dioptrique oculaire, 1671], Manzini never follows or repeats Kepler's geometrical arguments closely. However, he brings Kepler in when he wants to explain some relevant optical effect. For instance, he provides a qualitative, very general explanation of vision through telescopes with two or more convex lenses grounded on proposition 80 of the Dioptrice (the upright image of a visible thing seen through a convex lens is enlarged necessarily); Manzini uses it to explain why the combinations he sets forth will produce magnified vision. In another instance, he explains why astronomical telescopes have a wider field of view than Dutch telescopes do with references to Dioptrice's propositions 81 (in which Kepler links the distance of the eye to the focus of a convex lens to the field of view), 86 (which contains Kepler's account of the combination of two convex lenses) and 109 (where it is proved that in Dutch telescopes the concave ocular is always located very near the focus of the objective). In other instances, Manzini uses results from the Dioptrice to ground new rules of his invention. For instance, Manzini produces a table for Dutch telescopes that gives the recommended aperture size in relation to focal length. This is complemented by a new table that determines the best concavity of the ocular in relation to apertures. Manzini's calculations of concavities for ocular lenses involve a geometrical argument grounded on Kepler's theoretical understanding of the role of ocular lenses and on his law of refraction. In other instances, Manzini uses results from the Dioptrice to analyse instruments that Kepler never mentions. This is the case for the microscope (with one or more lenses), whose workings Manzini grounds on Kepler's proposition 37 in the Dioptrice. "Kepler's interest in 'cryptical' instruments [discussed in the last propositions of Dioptrice] lead him to explore the optical effects of new combinations of lenses. Manzini does not talk of 'cryptical' instruments, but suggests a vast array of new telescope designs in which three, four and even five lenses are combined, and whose optical properties Manzini knows in a qualitative general way thanks to Kepler's results about 'cryptical' instruments. He analyses first in some detail a variation upon the basic design of the Dutch telescope in which the tube is fitted with an additional convex lens whose convexity is about ¾ that of the main objective lens and which is located about half the length of the tube. Rules for fixing the ocular are to be obtained by trial and error. This design, says Manzini, comes from experience. Manzini reveals, however, that he knows in advance its main properties because they are foretold by two propositions Kepler devoted to 'cryptical' instruments. The instrument will be shorter, as demonstrated in the Dioptrice, proposition 135 (it shows how to make a working Dutch telescope whose objective is of small convexity but shorter than the focal distance of the objective lens), and it will magnify less, by proposition 125 (which proves that the contiguous application of two equally convex lenses halves their focal distance). On the other hand, experience shows that images are clearer and more distinct and the field of vision is wider. Manzini fills ten pages of his book (from page 177 to 186) with recipes which seem to originate in a combination of practical knowledge and general theoretical rules provided by Kepler's Dioptrice" (Malet, pp. 292-4). Little is known of Manzini's life. Born at Bologna on 5 October 1600, he graduated in philosophy at the city's University on 22 December 1625. A student of Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), he was a member of a group of Bolognese scientists who supported Galileo. In the first volume of his Almagestum novum (Bologna, 1651), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671) praised Manzini's philosophical and scientific knowledge. He was in contact with many of the leading scientists of the time, including Mario Bettini (1582-1657) (with whom he performed some experiments), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598-1647) (who was supported by Manzini in developing mathematics at the University of Bologna), and Divini. Two letters from Divini to to Manzini were published, Lettera di E. D. all' Sig. Conte C. A. Manzini. Si ragguaglia di un nuovo lavoro e componimento di lenti che servono à occhialoni ó semplici ó composti (1663) and Lettera di E. D. intorno alle macchie nuovamente scoperte nel mese di Luglio 1665 nel Pianeta di Giove con suoi cannocchiali (1666). In addition to the present work, Manzini published Tabulae primi mobilis (1626), which presented tables for the construction of astrological charts, Stella Gonzaga sive geographica ad terrarum orbis ambitum, et meridianorum differentias (1654), containing his proposal for an improved method of measuring the earth, and Le comete discorso (1665), an account of his observations of the spectacular comets of 1664 and 1665. He died at Bologna in 1677. Albert et al 1475; BL/STC 17th-century Italian Books II, p. 530; BOA p. 137; Becker 153; NLM/Krivatsy 7389; Riccardi II 96; Wellcome IV, p. 48. Vincent Ilardi, Renaissance vision from spectacles to telescopes, 2007 (pp. 229-234); Antoni Malet, 'Kepler's legacy: telescopes and geometrical optics, 1611-1669', pp. 281-300, in The Origins of the Telescope, van Helden et al (eds.), 2010. 4to (203 x 148 mm), pp. [xii], 268, [4], with full-page engraved portrait of Eustachio Divini by the Austrian artist Johann Paul Schor (1615-74), known in Rome as 'Giovanni Paolo Tedesco,' and the Genoese engraver Joseph Testana. Woodcut illustration of telescope on title and seventeen woodcut illustrations in text. Manuscript corrections by Manzini to text. Contemporary limp vellum, some worming and a small hole to spine, two first leaves with a dampstain to out margin, otherwise a very fine and crisp copy.

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         Atlas der gerichtlichen Medizin

      Mit 1660 Einzeldarstellungen und zahlr. tabellar. Übersichten Rechtsmedizin Forensik Gerichtsmediziner forensische Medizin. Die gerichtliche Medizin hat ihr Gesicht wesentlich gewandelt. Die deskriptive Ära, welche im Sektionssaal Material sammelte und sich an ,, Sonderfällen" erfreute, gehört der Vergangenheit an. Heute stehen dem Gerichtsmediziner vertiefte naturwissenschaftliche Kenntnisse, zahlreiche technische Apparate und hochspezialisierte Kollegen als Fachleute zur Verfügung

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         Atlas der gerichtlichen Medizin. Herausgegeben von Otto Prokop und Georg Radam.

      Mit 1660 Einzeldarstellungen und zahlreichen tabellarischen Übersichten., 771 Seiten., 4. OLeinwand mit Schutzumschlag (dieser mit Gebrauchsspuren)., Gutes Exemplar.

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         Les déliberations de l'Assemblée générale du Clergé de France, tenue és années 1660 et 1661, avec ce qui s'est passé sur le sujet des cinq propositions de Jansenius qui ont esté condamnées par les papes Innocent X et Alexandre VII

      Paris: Antoine Vitré, 1661. [1], 33, [1] pagine. 30x21 cm.Rilegatura cartonata moderna. Bruniture e sporadiche fioriture. Alone presso il margine inferiore nella seconda metà del documento che non tange il testo. [M220] Documento della massima rarità. Nelle nostre ricerche ne abbiamo rinvenute in tutto dieci copie nel sistema bibliotecario francese e una in quello belga. Il presente esemplare reca, sulla lettera circolare in fine, le firme autografe di due agenti generali del clero francese, gli abati de St. Povenges e de Faget.  Il documento riassume le determinazioni scaturite dall'Assemblea generale del clero francese, tenutasi a Parigi tra il dicembre 1660 e il febbraio 1661, in merito alle cinque proposizioni contenute nella bolla di papa Innocenzo X "Cum occasione" (1653), poi ribadite da Alessandro VII nella bolla "Ad sanctam beati Petri sedem" (1656), considerate riassuntive delle dottrine eretiche espresse da Giansenio nel suo libro Augustinus, ma avversate dai giansenisti perché ritenute non corrispondenti al pensiero del loro fondatore. L'assemblea, convocata dallo stesso re di Francia Luigi XIV, ritenne tuttavia veritiere le asserzioni contenute nelle disposizioni pontificie, invitando tutti i vescovi del regno ad attenervisi e a darne immediata esecuzione.

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         Geographischer Entwurff der Stadt und Gegend des Welt berühmten Kaeyser Carlbades in Königreich Böhmen.

      Artist: Schenk Peter ( - 1718) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1715 1660 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 50 x 57; - description: Map shows Carlsbad with Eger and Schlackenwerder, with 5 beautiful total views of Ellenbogen, Kaeyser Karlsbad, Schlackenwerder, City Karlsbad and the pleasurehouses of the major, also a city map of Carlsbad; -vita of the artist: Petrus Schenck, (1660 ? 1711) was a German engraver and cartographer active in Amsterdam and Leipzig.Valck was married to Maria Bloteling, the sister of the Amsterdam engraver Abraham Bloteling. In 1687 Schenk married Gerard's sister Agatha Valck. In 1694, together with Valck, he bought some of the copperplates of the artdealer and cartographer Johannes Janssonius. Along with Valck and Bloteling, he produced prints for the London market, though it is not known if he ever went there with them.

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         Del prezzo, e stima, che si deve fare della divina gratia. Opera del P. Gio. Eusebio Nierimbergh della Compagnia di Giesu

      presso Paolo Baglioni, in Venetia 1660 - Legatura coeva in pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Antica firmetta di appartenenza sulla prima carta bianca. Lievi aloni, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Opera rara. Nessuna edizione antica nella catalogazione ICCU. Non in Br. Libr. 12mo (cm. 13,5), 4 cc.nn. (di cui la prima bianca), 256 pp. (segue con proprio frontis.) Idem, .Libro secondo, ibidem 1660, 274 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Eigentlicher unnd warhaffter Bericht, eines jüngst erfundenen wunderbarlichen Steins den 26. Tag Augustmonat deß verflossenen 1660. Jahrs, in dem Schwartzen Ertzberg, deß löblichen Orths Ury der mächtigen Eydgnoßschaft in welchem das Bildnus Jesu und Mariae mit einer stralenden Sonnen umbgeben, mit höchster Verwunderung gesehen wird, ...[Luzern, Gottfried Hautt], 1661. 4to. With a large engraved illustration of the "miraculous" fossil (49 x 44.5 cm). Near contemporary marbled wrappers.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); not in VD17. Very rare first and only edition in the original German of an account of a "miraculous" stone found high in the mountains in a mining region in Canton Uri, Switzerland, on 26 August 1660, with a very large engraved folding plate showing the stone, which appears to be an ammonite or similar fossil with an image of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus carved in the centre. In the plate itself, perhaps actual size, the stone measures about 48 x 42 cm and the figure of Maria and Jesus about 6 x 2.5 cm. The author, a "Pfleger" (here probably meaning a priest rather than a nurse) in Herr-Gott-Wald, near Kriens and Lucern in Switzerland, clearly believed that this stone was a miraculous creation of God and that it could not possibly have been made by a human hand.With 3 small tears in the folding plate (1 repaired at an early date) and a small faint stain near its foot, but otherwise in very good condition. A rare and curious document with a spectacular folding plate of the remarkable "miraculous" fossil.

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         Franc Baconis De Verulamio Summi Angliae Cancellarii Novum Organum Scientiarum

      Amsterdam: Sumptibus Joannis Ravensteinii. Good with no dust jacket. 1660. 2nd Amsterdam edition. Leather. frontis; [xxiv], 404 pages; 2.825" x 5.375". Early printing of this seminal work. Bound in 17th or 18th century leather. Spine strip lacking, covers heavily worn and held by binding cords. Engraved title page with two ships. Front end paper frayed at edge. Last blank detached and toned. Collates complete. A philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620. This is an early printing of that book. " title page of Novum Organum depicts a galleon passing between the mythical Pillars of Hercules that stand either side of the Strait of Gibraltar, marking the exit from the well-charted waters of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic Ocean. The Pillars, as the boundary of the Mediterranean, have been smashed through by Iberian sailors, opening a new world for exploration. Bacon hopes that empirical investigation will, similarly, smash the old scientific ideas and lead to greater understanding of the world and heavens. This title page was liberally copied from Andrés García de Céspedes's Regimiento de Navegación, published in 1606. [1]". With thanks to Wikipedia Woodcut initials. Contents clean and free of foxing. .

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. Nic. Visscher, "Africae accurata tabula".

      - koloriert, um 1660, 43,5 x 54 Norwich, Maps of Africa, Nr. 55: Betz, The Mapping of Africa, Nr. 87.1. - First State. - Schöne Karte mit 2 ausgemalten, figürlichen Kartuschen. Im Kartenbild Tierdarstellungen. Ohne Druckprivileg.

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