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         Idée de la perfection de la peinture demonstrée par les principes de l'art, et par des exemples conformes aux observations que Pline et Quintilien ont faites sur les plus célèbres tableaux des anciens peintres, mis en paralèlle à quelques ouvrages de nos meilleurs peintres modernes, Leonard de Vinci, Raphael, Jules Romain, et le Poussin.

      Jacques Ysambart,, Le Mans 1662 - First edition, rare, of the first systematic theoretical treatise on painting in France by a friend and patron of Nicolas Poussin. No-one before Chambray had had attempted to establish the intellectual foundations of the art of painting, or the permanent and universal criteria for judging pictures. Earlier or contemporary writings such as those by Hilaire Pader, Abraham Bosse, Abbot de Marolles, Félibien or even Dufresnoy do not share either its systematic or quasi-doctrinal qualities.'[Fréart's] ideas on art were crystallised in the Idée de la perfection de la peinture, published in 1662. Chambray intended this as a rule book for art and a guide for contemporary painters. He emphasized the importance of strict, rigorous geometry as truth in art. The Idée served as a manifesto against the sensual and the purely visual, as opposed to intellectual, in painting. Chambray was devoted to the art of Poussin, in which he saw the perfect realization of the classical ideal. He strongly criticized Michelangelo for what he considered extravagant and capricious compositions; he also condemned Rubens, Caravaggio, Tintoretto and Veronese for encouraging a libertine art' (Grove). The work refers extensively to Marcontonio Raimondi's engravings of Raphael's Judgement of Paris, Massacre of the Innocents and Deposition from the Cross, even then described by him as 'rares et curieuses', and he recommends the reader furnish himself with copies of these prints in order to follow his argument. It considers in turn the five fundamental principles that the Ancients apparently observed, and that Chambray finds in Junius' De pictura, as follows: the invention, the proportion, the couleur, the mouvements and the collocation. It begins with a glossary of terms: Estampe, Tramontains, Esleve, Esquisse, Attitude, Pellegrin.Fréart de Chambray (1606-1676), a close friend of Nicolas Poussin and brother of his patron, sent the painter a copy in Rome and he was thanked in a letter in 1665: 'I am delighted that you were the first one in France to have opened the eyes of those who until then had only seen through the eyes of others'. Fréart de Chambray was a major artistic influence at the court of Louis XIV and had already published in French works of Euclid Palladio, Vitruvius, Leonardo da Vinci. The Idée was translated into English by John Evelyn as An Idea of the Perfection of Painting in 1668.This copy is from the collection of French novelist André Malraux (1901-76), with a pencil note to that effect. 4to (220 × 160 mm), pp. [24], 134, [6], complete with blank leaf [A4], woodcut and typographical ornaments. Light stain to blank lower margins of first 4 leaves (including title) and some very light browning towards the end, deleted early ownership inscription to title. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, panelled spine with 5 raised bands, gilt edges. Rubbed, but still a handsome copy. [Outside continental Europe OCLC records copies at BL, Courtauld, University of Exeter (UK), MFA Boston and there are also copies in Cambridge University Library National Gallery of Art (Washington) and Getty.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dittionario italiano, et francese. Dictionnaire italien et francois, bien curieusement reveu [sic], corrigè [sic], & augmentè [sic]

      Apresso li Milochi, Venetia 1662 - Two parts in one, large 8vo, pp. [6], 452; 288; title page printer's device, head-pieces, and initials; lexicon text in triple columns; full contemporary vellum, manuscript spine title; bottom 2 inches of front hinge cracked, else very good and sound. See Vancil, p. 74, for the 1659 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Theatrum machinarum novum, exhibens aquarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias; pedibus, ac ponderibus versatiles, plures, et diversas molas. Variis frumentis commolendis, Chartæ, & nitrato pulveri apparando, diversis tundendis, ferrandis, terebrandis, panno constipando, decorando, aliisquè usibus destinatas, adaptatas. Annexis praetereà organorum, utensilium necessariorum, & utilium, ad haec apparanda, figuris & explicationibus. Per Georgium Andream Bocklerum, architectum & ingeniarium. Ex Germania in Latinum recens translatum Operâ R. D. Henrici Schmitz, .

      Coloniae Agrippinae: Sumptibus Pauli Principis, Technempolaei Noribergici 1662 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 1ª ed. en latín.- Folio, (330x220mm.); [14], 55, [1] p.; 154 h. de grabados de mecánica e hidráulica; sign.: [2], 4, , A-G4; doble portada, con la impresa precedida por otra grabada por V. Sommer, con diseño del propio Böckler; 154 grabados, 30 de ellos firmados de diferentes maneras por Balthasar Schwan y 8 por Eberhard Kieser.- // Encuadernación del s. XVIII (posiblemente 1709) en plena piel; lomo de seis nervios, con cuajado y tejuelo dorados; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes jaspeados; estupendos márgenes. Leve rozadura en plano delantero; cortes débiles; mínima remarginación del margen lateral en folio 4.- // Proc.: Encolado en contraplano delantero, exlibris grabado de la biblioteca del aeronauta Charles Dollfus (1827-1907); dos exlibris manuscritos, el primero 'Dalton', fechado en 1709, en folio [1], y, fechado en julio de 1884, ilegible, en contraplano delantero, el segundo.- // Refs.: Brunet, I, 1024; Graesse, I, 459.- // Célebre compilación perteneciente al subgénero de los teatros de máquinas, que tuvo un gran éxito editorial a partir del finales del s. XVI, por su combinación de imagen, ciencia y variedad. Los Teatros de máquinas se acogían al género mayor de los Teatros, elencos que podían serlo de cualquier asunto (cabe recordar el Teatro Moral con los grabados de van Veen, ver nuestras refs. C-0393 y C-0592), cuyo común denominador era ser colecciones de grabados que deseaban ilustrar al lector sobre el asunto compendiado. Georg Böckler, arquitecto e ingeniero en Nüremberg, quiso presentar en esta obra la mecánica práctica conveniente para diferentes actividades centrándose especialmente en los molinos y las máquinas hidráulicas, sobre todo, las bombas de agua. Para ello acudió, como el mismo señala en el prólogo, a tener en cuenta dos obras. La primera, la obra de Jacobo de Strada (romano afincado al servicio de los emperadores Maximiliano II y Rodolfo II), que hizo publicar su sobrino Octavio de Strada -aunque apareció años después de muerto este- con el título de 'Kunstliche Abriß allerhand Wasser Wind Roß und Handt Mühlen'(1). En este caso, Böckler no solo tuvo en cuenta la obra, sino que además recuperó parte de las planchas con las que se había impreso para emplearlas en la suya propia. Por ejemplo, el grabado de Eberhard Kieser que figura como 133, o el grabado de Schwan que figura como número 8, que aparecían con los números 67 y 86, respectivamente, en el tomo 2 de la obra de los Strada. La segunda obra a la que había acudido Böckler era la tercera parte del 'Theatri machinarum' que Heinrich Zeising publicó en Leipzig entre 1607 y 1614, dedicada a los molinos. En estas obras y, por ende, en la recuperación llevada a cabo por Böckler, los grabados se presentan de un modo novedoso, incorporándole un escenario a las máquinas, así como manipuladores y observadores, para que el lector pudiera hacerse una idea de cómo serían en su aplicación real y pudieran admirarla(2). El propio frontispicio diseñado por Böckler muestra a Arquímedes y a Mecánico abriendo un telón tras el que se aparece una población que se beneficia de numerosos ingenios hidráulicos. El compendio de Böckler incluía también el diseño de máquinas que pudieran garantizar el perseguido 'movimiento perpetuo' (véanse los grabados 150 a 153) o la aplicación de la bastante novedosa bomba contra incendios (grabado 154) inventada unos pocos años antes. Como quiera que las obras de Strada y de Zeisling se habían publicado solo en alemán, tuvieron un mercado y una difusión reducidas, por lo que el éxito obtenido por la obra de Böckler cabría atribuirlo al hecho de que él publicase la suya también en latín. Por eso, siendo que la obra so [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Theatrum Sympatheticum Auctum, exhibens Varios Authores de Pulvere Sympathetico quidem: Digbaeum, Straussinum, Papinium et Moyhum de Unguento vero Armario; Goclenium, Robertum, Helmontium, R. Fluddum, Beckerum, Borellum. Praemittitur his Sylvestri Rattray, Aditus ad Sympathiam et Anti-Pathiam. Edition novissima, correctior, acution, multisq' parasangis melior.

      Norimbergae Apud Johan. Andeam Endterum & Wolfgangi Junioris Haeredes 1662 - Thick 4to, 197 x 134 mms., pp. [viii], 722 [723 - 764 index], title-page printed in red and black, engraved vignette on page 125, recently rebound in dark chocolate sheepskin, gilt spine, black leather labels, new end-papers, including two dark brown ones (rather unsympathetic); title-page soiled and frayed, but a so-so to good copy, with the small library stamp of St. Patrick's College Library, Maynooth, on various pages (de-accessioned). The volume contains Digby's "Oratio de Pulvere sympathetico"; Laurentius Straussius's "Epistola ad Comitem Dygbaeum"; Nicolaus Papinus's "Dissertatio de Pulvere Sympathetico"; and Ercius Mohyus' "Pulvis Sympatheticus". Digby first described his well-known weapon-salve, or powder of sympathy, in the discourse alleged to have been delivered at Montpellier in 1658. Its method of employment stamps it as the merest quackery. The wound was never to be brought into contact with the powder, which was merely powdered vitriol. A bandage was to be taken from the wound, immersed in the powder, and kept there till the wound healed. Digby gives a fantastic account of the "sympathetic" principles involved. He says that he learned how to make and apply the drug from a Carmelite who had travelled in the East, and whom he met at Florence in 1622. He first employed it about 1624 to cure James Howell of a wound in his hand, and he adds that James I and Dr. Mayerne were greatly impressed by its efficacy, and that Bacon registered it in his scientific collections.(DNB). Lorenz Strauss [1633-1687] physician, professor of medicine at Giessen, court physician of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. He edited the 1660 edition (from which this edition is taken) of Theatrum Sympatheticum. Papin born at Blois practiced medicine there and Alencon, and his death occurred subsequent to 1653. This dissertation was first published at Paris in 1644. Mohyus came from Rondchamp near Liege. He studied medicine and practiced it with credit from1620 to 1654. The Pulvis was first published in 1654. (Information from Heritage Auctions, 2015) Rubin 68. Bruning 2077. Ferchl 531. Ferguson II,440. Caillet 10599. Duveen 574. Rosenthal, Magica, 3265. Gilhofer, Alchrmie 133, 428. Esoterica 4823. Neu 4013. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chronica der Freyen Reichs-Statt Speyer, darinn von dreyerley fürnemblich gehandelt, erstlich vom Ursprung, Auffnehmen, Befreyung, Beschaffenheit deß Regiments, Freyheiten, Privilegien, Rechten, Gerechtigkeiten, denckwürdigen Sachen und Geschichten, auch underschiedlichen Kriegen und Belägerungen der Statt Speyr: Zum andern, von Anfang und Auffrichtung deß Teutschen Reiches, desselben Regierung durch König und Kayser Zum dritten von Anfang und Beschreibung der Bischoffen zu Speyr und deß Speyrischen Bisthumbs.

      Frankfurt, Fievet 1662 - 4 Bl. 1024 S., 48 Bl. 25 x 18 cm. Pergamentband der Zeit mit altem handschriftlichen Rückenschild (dieses etwas abgerieben). - Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1612) dieser beispielhaften Stadtchronik, die zu einem guten Teil auch Reichsgeschichte ist, für die Lehmann noch auf den kompletten Aktenbestand der Reichsstadt Speyer zurückgreifen konnte. Sie brachte ihm den Ruf eines “deutschen Livius” ein (ADB XVIII, 134). – Dahlmann-W. 1935 – Die „Lehmannsche Chronik“ endet mit dem Tod Kaiser Friedrichs III. im Jahr 1493. - Teilweise etwas gebräunt. Ansonsten gutes und sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Map-ISOLE TREMITI-ISLANDS-ADRIATIC SEA-ITALY-Blaeu-1662

      - Map: 'Insulae Tremitanae olim Diomedeae dictae.' Bird's-eye view of the Tremiti Islands (Isole Tremiti) in the Adriatic, Italy. With compass rose, key and sailing ships. Copperplate engraving on a verge type of hand-laid paper. With beautiful hand colouring. Description: This antique map by Joan Blaeu originates from his Atlas Maior, published in The Netherlands ca. 1662.Artists and Engravers: Joan Blaeu (1596 - 1673) was a Dutch cartographer. He was born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. In 1635 they published the Atlas Novus (full title: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus) in two volumes. Joan and his brother Cornelius took over the studio after their father died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. Around 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Tooneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1651 he was voted into the Amsterdam council. In 1654 Joan published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the atlas with 11 volumes, and one for oceans. It was also known as Atlas Maior. A cosmology was planned as their next project, but a fire destroyed the studio completely in 1672. Joan Blaeu died in Amsterdam the following year. Condition: Good/excellent General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Paper in the margins slightly browned. Very wide margins. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P5-04 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 20.5 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 15 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 52 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 38 cm.

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         Dendrographias sive historiae naturalis de Arboribus et fruticibus tam nostri quam peregrini orbis Libri decem.

      Francofurti ad Moenum, 1662 - Cartonnage d'attente d'époque. Frontispice, [8]ff préface, 477pp, [31]pp. Ouvrage orné d'un titre frontispice de Matthieu Mérian gravé par Melchior Kusell, ainsi que de 137 planches hors-texte gravées en taille-douce représentant des plantes et fleurs, également d'après Mérian.Rare édition originale. Texte en deux colonnes. "Ce volume de Jonston est devenu beaucoup plus rare que son ouvrage sur les animaux, dont les différentes éditions ont multiplié les exemplaires ; celui-ci qui ne se trouve sque difficilement, est devenu d'un prix assez cher ; et le prix en augmente tous les jours avec sa rareté". DE BURE, Guillaume-François, Bibliographie instructive, 1764.Quelques rousseurs à certains feuillets. Pritzel, 4475. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Etymologicon linguae latinae.

      VOSSIUS G. J. Gerardi Joannis Vossii Etymologicon linguae latinae. Praefigitur Ejusdem de Literarum permutatione tractatus. Amstelodami, Apud Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios, 1662. Un volume in 4to (cm.37x24). 34 cc.n.nn., pp.606. Frontespizio con caratteri neri e rossi. Testo su due colonne. Tracce d'umido. Prima carta bianca e frontespizio slegati. Pergamena coeva con unghie. Edizione originale. In questo tiraggio manca l'insegna tipografica raffigurante Minerva al frontespizio (vedi foto). Pieters, pag.221 n.13; Willems, 1295; Brunet V, 1373. Gerardus Johannes Vossius, (Latin), Dutch Gerhard Johann Voss (born 1577, near Heidelberg [Germany]died March 19, 1649, Amsterdam [Netherlands]), Dutch humanist theologian, one of the foremost scholars of the Dutch Republic's "Golden Age". Vossius studied at Leiden, where he made a lasting friendship with the jurist and scholar Hugo Grotius. In 1615 he became regent of the theological college of the States-General at Leiden and soon joined the controversy over Arminianism, a liberal reaction to the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. His mediating role was suspected by the Calvinists, and he resigned his chair in 1619. So great, however, was Vossius's reputation as a scholar that in 1622 he was appointed professor of rhetoric and chronology (later also Greek) at the University of Leiden. He twice refused invitations to Cambridge but accepted a nonresident prebendary at Canterbury offered him by Charles I and Archbishop William Laud. He was installed there in 1629 and received a doctorate of civil law from Oxford. In 1632 Vossius left Leiden to become professor of history at the newly founded Athenaeum at Amsterdam. (britannica.com)

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         DUCATO OVERO TERRITORIO DI MILANO

      [1662], Lombardia 1662 - La tavola è contenuta nel Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus. Coloritura coeva. Bibliografia: Verga, p. 165, n. 147; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 31, e tavv. a pp. 32-33 e 36-37. mm 380x501

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         Antique Print-FRANCE-SAINTOGNE-XAINTOGNE-CHARENTE MARITIME-Blaeu-1662

      - Antique print, titled: 'Xaintogne, avec le Pays d'Aulnis, le Brouageais, Terre d'Arvert, &c.' - The (defunct) department of Saintogne in France, now part Charente-Maritime. Etching/engraving, with old hand colouring, certain important cities heightened with gold on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: Joan Blaeu published this map of Saintonge in 1662 in his Atlas Maior. The map is a copy of a map by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638) of the same area from 1635, but this map is more detailed and the scale of this map by Joan Blaeu is larger. Joan Blaeu probable used for the composition of his map work by the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) published by Jan Janssonius (1588-1664) in Amsterdam in 1646. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Joan Blaeu'. Joan Blaeu (23 September 1596 - 28 May 1673) was a Dutch cartographer. He was born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. In 1635 they published the Atlas Novus (full title: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus) in two volumes. Joan and his brother Cornelius took over the studio after their father died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. Around 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Tooneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1654 Joan published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the atlas with 11 volumes, and one for oceans. It was also known as Atlas Maior. A cosmology was planned as their next project, but a fire destroyed the studio completely in 1672. Joan Blaeu died in Amsterdam the following year. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Sheet overall a little browned and slightly stained. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B60-16 The overall size is ca. 24.5 x 21.7 inch. The image size is ca. 21.3 x 19.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 62.2 x 55.2 cm. The image size is ca. 54 x 48.8 cm.

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         Rendsburgum, Chilonium et Bordesholma, sive Holsatia Propria. Kolorierte Kupferstichkarte von C.L. Rodtgiesser nach J. Mejer aus Atlas Major bei Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1662. 41 x 62,5 cm.

       1662 Gebiet zwischen Rendsburg und Kiel, Bad Segeberg im Südosten und Wilster im Südwesten, Insetplan von Rendsburg oben links, daneben Titelkartusche, Dedikations- und Maßstabskartusche in den rechten beiden Ecken. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Deß Hertzogthumbs Steyer Goldschmidt-Ordnung.

      Graz, Widmannstetter, 1662 - 2 Bll., 16 S. Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten (fehlt auf der ÖNB). - Graff 524 (kennt nur das Exemplar auf der Steiemärkischen Landesbibliothek). - Die erste Handwerksordnung für die steirischen Goldschmiede war 1571 erschienen und ist laut Josef Joos (Das steirische Goldschmiedehandwerk bis ins 19. Jahrhundert. in Kunst und Kunsthandwerk. Jg. 21 / 1919) nicht mehr auffindbar. Diese erste Goldschmiedeordnung war aber bald unbrauchbar und wurde durch jene von Erzherzog Ernst erlassene und 1592 publizierte ersetzt. Diese blieb für lange Zeit in Kraft. Im Jahre 1651 petinionierten die Grazer Goldschmiede um die Bewilligung der 13lötigen Augsburger, an Stelle der üblichen 14lötigen Wiener Silberprobe. Der Kaiser bewilligte am am 10. April 1652 diese Bitte ordnete aber gleichzeitig an, daß nun neben den zwei Zechmeistern auch der Münzwardein die Probe auf den Feingehalt vorzunehmen habe. Die Grazer Goldschmiede lehnten dies aber ab und arbeiteten mit dem 14lötigen Silber weiter. Kaiser Leopold I. bestätigte einige Jahre danach, am 23. Juli 1660, die alte Ordnung, befahl aber am 9. August 1662 einen Neudruck der Grazer Goldschmiedeordnung, der die Resolution vom 10. April 1652 berücksichtigt. Für die ganze Steiermark wird hiermit die 13lötige Silberprobe und für Goldarbeiten die Feine von 16 bis 18 Karat - aber nicht darunter - zugelassen. Im übrigen ist an der Goldschmiedeordnung von 1592 nichts von Belang verändert worden. - Etw. wasserrandig und gebräunt. Exlibris. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 Kl.-4°. Mod. Pp. (leicht bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         White-ladies: or his sacred majesties Most miraculous Preservation, After the battle at worcester, September 3. 1651. Faithfully imparted for the satisfaction of the Nation by Eye-witnesses. By Special Command

      London: Printed for the Author, 1662. 32pp, [1]. With a woodcut frontispiece, trimmed and window-mounted. Recent red morocco, lettered in gilt. A trifle sunned and rubbed, soiling to upper board. Many leaves expertly remounted at gutter, touching text of A2, without loss of sense. Occasional slight shaving to upper margin touching pagination numerals. An anonymous narrative of the tribulations suffered by Charles II following defeat at the Battle of Worcester apparently 'issued by special command', likely in an attempt to profit from the Restoration. The terminal leaf bears a statement from the publisher announcing their intention to print a further volume should this first part find success - it would appear that this did not come to fruition. Rare, with ESTC locating copies of this octavo edition at only two locations in the British Isles (BL and Oxford), and one further in North America (Minnesota). Copies of the quarto edition are recorded at two British locations (BL and Oxford), with none elsewhere. ESTC R219459, Wing W1861.. First octavo edition. 8vo.

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         Traité de la Connoissance des Animaux, où tout ce qui a esté dit Pour, et Contre le Raisonnement des Bestes, est examiné.

      A Paris, chez Iacques d'Allin, 1662. - in-4. 4ff. 30pp. 5ff. 390pp. (i.e. 388). Plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné, aux armes du duc Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld (reliure ancienne, la coiffe supérieure manque, mors supérieur fendu). Edition Originale imprimée en 1648 (exemplaire de seconde émission avec un nouveau titre à la date de 1662) du plus important ouvrage de l'auteur. Il réfute notamment l'opinion de Descartes selon laquelle les animaux sont incapables de penser. Marin Cureau de la Chambre (1594-1669), médecin de Louis XIV, fut membre de l'Académie Française et l'un des fondateurs de l’Académie des Sciences. Il fut l'un des premiers à écrire sur des matières scientifiques en français. "Il eut le mérite d'écrire dans un excellent style et en français, ce qui était une innovation hardie à une époque où toutes les questions scientifiques étaient traitées en latin ( ) et celui de parler clairement la langue scientifique" (Larousse). Séduisant exemplaire en reliure armoriée provenant de la fameuse bibliothèque du Château de la Roche-Guyon, avec les armes du duc Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld (1690-1762) estampées sur les plats, et le cachet de la bibliothèque sur la page de titre. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva, In XIII Sections, Conteining.

      1662 - Prynne Reviews the History of Parliamentary Writs and Practice Prynne, William [1600-1669]. Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva. In XIII Sections Conteining Several Catalogues of the Numbers, Dates of All Bundles of Original Writs of Summons and Elections Newly Found, Or Formerly Extant in the Tower of London During the Reigns of King Edw. 1, 2, 3. R. 2. H. 4, 5, 6. And E. 4 Being 117 Bundles: Of All the Knights Names of Each County Retorned on These Writs; And all Cities, Boroughs, Ports Therin Summoned to Elect, Send, Or Actually Returning Citizens, Burgesses, Barons, And How Oft They Did it During These Kings Reigns: With 3. Catalogues of All the Citizens, Burgesses Retorned on These Writs for Bathe, Bristol, London: The Ancient Forms of Elections, Retorns Cedules, Indentures Relating to Each County, City, Borough, Port; Besides Sundry Rare Writs, Records, Memorials, And Observations from them Touching Elections, Retorns: The True Original Creation, Continuance, Discontinuance, Exemption of Antient Boroughs: The Late Erections of New, and Revival of Some Old Petty Boroughs; Most of Which Writs, Bundles, Records, Rarities (Long Buryed in Dust and Darknesse in Caesars Chappel) Hitherto Unknown, Were Lately Discovered, And Here Published for the Benefit of Posterity. London: Printed for the Author, 1662. [xxiv], 232 pp., 233-248 ff., [4], 249-384, 369-376, 393-398, [2] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked in calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and retained contemporary lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Title page printed within typographical border. Moderate toning to text, occasional minor worming to foot of text block, light soiling to title page. $750. * Only edition. Complete in itself, this is the third part of a four-volume collection issued from 1659 to 1664 known collectively as the Brief Register. The 1662 volume contains Parliamentary material from the reigns of King Edward I trough King Edward IV. Other volumes contain writs from different periods. Prynne was a contentious and erudite Puritan attorney and legal antiquarian who wrote several books and pamphlets ab. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chymista scepticus vel dubia et paradoxa chymico-physica, circa spagyricorum principa, vulgo dicta hypostatica, Prout proponi & propugnari solent à Turba Alchimistarum. Cui pars premittitur, alterius cujusdem dissertationis ad idem argumentum spectans.

      Rotterdam: A. Leers, 1662. First Latin edition, one of two issues, each published one year after the first English edition (the other was published at London, no priority established), of this milestone in the history of chemistry. "His most important work [where he] set down his corpuscular theory of the constitution of matter, which finally freed chemistry from the restrictions of the Greek concept of the four elements, and was the forerunner of Dalton's atomic theory" (Sparrow). "Boyle's most celebrated book is his Sceptical Chymist ... It contains the germs of many ideas elaborated by Boyle in his later publications" (Partington II, p. 496). This Latin edition is the second edition overall; both issues are very rare: we have been unable to locate any copy of either issue in auction records. OCLC lists six copies of the Rotterdam issue and four of the London issue in the US. The first English edition now commands a very high price - the last complete copy at auction sold for £362,500 in 2015 - so that this first Latin edition is the earliest form of Boyle's greatest work that is accessible to the majority of collectors. Provenance: Michel Angelo di Biblia (inscription on title). "The 'Sceptical Chymist' is one of the great books in the history of scientific thought, for it not only marks the transition from alchemy to modern chemistry but is a plea, couched in most modern terms, for the adoption of the experimental method. Boyle inveighed against the inaccurate terminology of the 'vulgar spagyrists' and the 'hermetick philosophers,' as he termed the alchemists who refused to define their terms ... He predicted that many more [elements] existed than had been described, but insisted that many substances, then thought to be elemental, were, in fact, chemical compounds. He set forth the modern distinction between a compound and a mixture, pointing out that a true chemical compound possessed properties entirely different from either of its constituents" (Fulton). "The importance of Boyle's book must be sought in his combination of chemistry with physics. His corpuscular theory, and Newton's modification of it, gradually led chemists towards an atomic view of matter ... Boyle distinguished between mixtures and compounds and tried to understand the latter in terms of the simpler chemical entities from which they could be constructed. His argument was designed to lead chemists away from the pure empiricism of his predecessors and to stress the theoretical, experimental and mechanistic elements of chemical science. The Sceptical Chymist is concerned with the relations between chemical substances rather than with transmuting one metal into another or the manufacture of drugs. In this sense the book must be considered as one of the most significant milestones on the way to the chemical revolution of Lavoisier in the late eighteenth century" (PMM). "Boyle has ben called the founder of modern chemistry, for three reasons: (1) he realized that chemistry is worthy of study for its own sake and not merely as an aid to medicine or alchemy - although he believed in the possibility of the latter; (2) he introduced a rigorous experimental method into chemistry; (3) he gave a clear definition of an element and showed by experiment that the four elements of Aristotle and the three principles of the alchemists (mercury, sulphur and salt) did not deserve to be called elements or principles at all, since none of them could be extracted from bodies" (Partington II, p. 495). The Sceptical Chymist takes the form of a dialogue, clearly modeled on Galileo's Dialogo, involving four participants. The Aristotelian Themistius and the Paracelsian Philoponus state their positions briefly, but soon fall silent. A wide-ranging discussion ensues between the sceptical Carneades (Boyle himself) and Eleutherius, the open-minded enquirer. Carneades argues - citing many experimental examples - that the Aristotelian four-element system and the Paracelsian three-principle model give equally inadequate explanations of what happens when complex substances are attacked by fire, or by powerful solvents. He shows that these processes often generate new compounds, rather than the promised 'primitive and simple, or perfectly unmingled bodies', which remain stubbornly elusive. His second proposal is more speculative - and theologically more dangerous. Boyle believed, and hoped to prove in time, that the ultimate constituents of bodies were minute atoms, differing only in 'bulk, figure, texture and motion'. This idea was first suggested by the ancient Greek natural philosophers Leucippus and Democritus. Their successor, Epicurus, incorporated it into a godless materialistic world-view that was universally condemned by Christian theologians. Consequently, atomistic theories were suppressed for centuries. By the mid-17th century the works of the classical Greek atomists had been printed, translated and commented upon by scholars such as Pierre Gassendi, though there was still considerable hostility to them from clergy of all persuasions. But Boyle - a devout (though somewhat unorthodox) Christian who funded translations of the Gospels into many languages, including Gaelic and Turkish - saw no reason why a benign deity could not have chosen to create an atomic universe. Dibner, Heralds 39; Grolier/Horblit 14; Norman 299; Partington II, pp. 495-8; PMM 141; Sparrow, Milestones 27 (all for the first edition in English). Fulton 37. Two parts in one vol., 8vo (165 x 102 mm), pp. [18], 24 [Considerationes physicae]; [ii], 294 [Chymista scepticus], woodcut printer's device on title. Contemporary worn but unrestored calf. Toning throughout, but less than usually found in this work. Early inscriptions to title, small repair with Japanese paper due to the ink.

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         Nova XVII Provinciarum Inferioris Germaniae Descriptio. - T'Amsterdam, by Frederick de Widt In de Calverstraet by den Dam In de Witte Pas-Caart Anno 1662':.

      - Kupferstich b. Frederick de Wit in Amsterdam, dat. 1662, 44 x 57 Schilder-Stopp, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, Vol. VI, S. 250, 51.4; van der Heijden, Old maps of the Netherlands 1548-1794, 61, 4. state. - Karte der siebzehn Provinzen umgeben von drei Randleisten mit Stadtansichten von Toff van Brussel, Leeuwarden, Utrecht, Mechelen, Limburg, Luxembourg (Luxenburg), Arnhem, Gent, Arras, Bergen (Mons), Amsterdam, Middelburg, Namur (Namen), Zutphen, Antwerpen, Deventer Groeningen und Toff van Holland. A rare carte-a-figures map of the 17 Provinces. - The map was originally engraved and published by P. Kaerius in 1607. - Van der Heijden notes that in 1662, the plate came in the possession of F. de Wit, who re-engraved the cartouche of the map. - He added two large vessels between the title cartouche and compass-rose.

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         SUSSEX, JOHN SPEED original Roger Rea antique hand coloured map c1662

      - SUSSEX Described and divided into Rapes with the situation of Chichester the cheife citie thereofand the armes of such nobles as have bene dignfied with the titles of Earles since the conquest and other accidents therin observed.by JOHN SPEED.Published London circa 1662 by Roger Rea for "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine".A superb original copper engraved county map of Sussex by John Speed, enhanced with attractive and appropriate later hand colouring.The map features an inset street plan of Chichester with a key identifying individual streets and buildings. The title is displayed in a book format cartouche and a further cartouche contains a panel of coats of arms. The map also features a scale of miles and Royal crest.  An engraving of the battle of Hastings with accompanying historical notes is also shown and the British Sea area is decorated with sailing ships and sea monsters. English text verso gives a fascinating description of 17th century Sussex. A scarce Roger Rea edition and a beautiful example for display.   Some very minor edge tears to the margins have been reinforced verso, not affecting map area, and a library blind stamp in the upper right corner of the border is barely visible. Otherwise fine, clean condition. Approx 19.5" x 14.5" (495mm x 375mm) map area only with good margins beyond.Please see also close up images.     John Speed remains unarguably the most famous English mapmaker, and his maps are sought after by collectors all around the world. His "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine" was published in various editions from 1612 to 1676 and was the very first atlas of the British Isles.A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSD316

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         TRACTATUS PHYSIOLOGICUS DE PULCHRITUDINE. JUXTA EA QUAE DE SPONSA IN CANTICIS CANTICORUM MYSTICE PRONUNCIANTUR

      Typis Francisci Foppens, Bruxellis 1662 - 152 x 90 mm. (6 x 3 1/2"). 4 p.l., 60 pp., [1] leaf (approbation). FIRST EDITION. Pleasing 18th century marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with acorn tool at center, pomegranate cornerpieces, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut initials and tailpieces, and 30 engravings on title and in text of female faces and animal faces, to which some of them are compared. Dorbon 5014; Wellcome V, 322; Brunet V, 1026 ("orné de jolies gravures au trait"). Extremities a little rubbed, small black smudge to upper board, the binding otherwise lustrous and well preserved, and A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, quite clean, fresh, and bright. This is the sole printing of an obscure but fascinating physiological treatise on pulchritude. The text is divided up into 14 sections, each of which begins with a quotation from the "Song of Songs," followed by an explanation of how the quoted "mystic" words show that Solomon indeed knew what perfect female beauty was. For example, in chapter 1, the quotation "your head is like the camel's" is used as evidence that a woman's head ought to be lofty, and juxtaposed engravings of a (wary) camel and a (despondent) woman give a graphic reinforcement to the point. The chapter, like the other 13, ends with an appropriate short poem, presumably by the author. Brunet, in an understatement, says that the title of this charming and wacky work "gives some indication of its singularity." This is the sole printing of an obscure but fascinating physiological treatise on pulchritude. The text is divided up into 14 sections, each of which begins with a quotation from the "Song of Songs," followed by an explanation of how the quoted "mystic" words show that Solomon indeed knew what perfect female beauty was. For example, in chapter 1, the quotation "your head is like the camel's" is used as evidence that a woman's head ought to be lofty, and juxtaposed engravings of a (wary) camel and a (despondent) woman give a graphic reinforcement to the point. The chapter, like the other 13, ends with an appropriate short poem, presumably by the author. Brunet, in an understatement, says that the title of this charming and wacky work "gives some indication of its singularity." [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Oriatrike or, Physick refined.

      First Edition in English of "Ortus MedicinÊ."HELMONT, Johannes Baptista van. Oriatrike or, Physick refined. The common errors therein refuted, and the whole art reformed & rectified: being a new rise and progress of phylosophy and medicine, for the destruction of diseases and prolongation of life. Written by that most learned, famous, profound, and acute phylosopher, and chymical physitian, John Baptista Van Helmont, toparch or governor, in Morede, Royenborch, Ooschot, Pellines, &c. And now faithfully rendred into English, in tendency to a common good, and the increase of true science; by J.C. sometime of M.H. Oxon London: Printed for Lodowick Loyd, 1662.First English edition. Translated by John Chandler. Two parts in one quarto volume(11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 299 x 195 mm). [40], 664, 663-814, [18], 827-992, 1001-1064, [8], 1073-1104, 1113-1161, [1, blank], [23] pp. Although the British Library copy has [45] preliminary pages, our copy seems to be textually complete. We are lacking frontis and probably some preliminary blanks.Contemporary speckled calf. Boards and spine tooled in blind. Board edges tooled in gilt. All edges speckled red. Boards and spine rubbed. Corners bumped. Hinges cracked but firm. head of spine chipped. Lacking front pastedowns. Previous owner's small initial stamp to top margin of title-page. Leaf Ooooo2 with closed tear, barely affecting text. Overall a very good copy."Opuscula medica inaudita" has a separate dated title page. "An unheard of doctrine concerning the manner of making, the contents, roots, and dissolving of the disease of the stone", "An unheard-of doctrine of fevers", and "Tumulus pestis" have separate, undated, title pages register is continuous.Ortus medicinÊ ìis our chief source for the discoveries of Helmont with regard to the chemical nature of living processesî (Printing and the Mind of Man). Opuscula medica inaudita, originally published as a separate work in 1644, contains reprints of Helmontís treatises on the stone, on fevers, on the errors of humoral pathology, and on the plague.Helmont (1577-1644) ìdevoted his life to exploring the first principles of nature through chemistry. He is best remembered as the discoverer of gas [derived from the Greek ëchaosí], a term he coined to described the ëspecific smokesí that remain after the combustion of solids and fluids; among the gases he identified were carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine gas and sulphur dioxideî (Norman Library).Garrison and Morton. Norman Library.HBS 67824.$850

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         Chorea Gigantum or The most Famous Antiquity of Great-Britain, Vulgarly called STONE-HENG, Standing on Salisbury Plain Restored to the Danes; By Walter Charleton, Dr in Physic and Physician in Ordinary to His Majesty

      Duodecimo in original rubbed leather binding. Pp.64 with a plate and two woodcuts, one folding. With Bookplate of Architectural Historian John Harris

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         Abgebildetes altes Romm. Darinn die weyland gewesenen Kirchen, Schawbürge, Runden-Schawbürge, Ren-Kreisse, Schiffgefecht-Plätze, Triumph-Bogen, Rahthäuser, Palläste, Säulen, Triumphs-Process, Kriegs- und Bürger-Dignitäten, Gebräuche, Ceremonien, und dergleichen denckwürdigen Sachen dero Stadt Rom . Aus dem Italienischen ins Hochdeutsche übertragen von Alberto Reimaro.

      Arnheim, Haagen, ). 1662 - Kl.-8°. 432 S., (4) Bl. Mit 113 (von 128) Kupfertafeln und 4 Textillustr. Späterer Pappband. Es fehlt das Titelblatt. Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Black man feeding a horse.

      Black man feeding a horse a handful of hay; the man standing at left seen from behind with his head in profile, the horse at centre, with a man on horseback behind to right. c.1662; lettered within image top right: ""S.D.B. in"". Very fine etching, trimmed within plate mark, mounted on laid paper; total: 81 x 115 mm, very sharp impression; only state; De Vesme/Massar 283.

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         Oriatrike or, Physick refined. The common errors therein refuted, and the whole art reformed & rectified: being a new rise and progress of phylosophy and medicine, for the destruction of diseases and prolongation of life. Written by that most learned, famous, profound, and acute phylosopher, and chymical physitian, John Baptista Van Helmont, toparch or governor, in Morede, Royenborch, Ooschot, Pellines, &c. And now faithfully rendred into English, in tendency to a common good, and the increase of true science; by J.C. sometime of M.H. Oxon

      London Printed for Lodowick Loyd 1662 - First Edition in English of "Ortus Medicinæ." HELMONT, Johannes Baptista van. Oriatrike or, Physick refined. The common errors therein refuted, and the whole art reformed & rectified: being a new rise and progress of phylosophy and medicine, for the destruction of diseases and prolongation of life. Written by that most learned, famous, profound, and acute phylosopher, and chymical physitian, John Baptista Van Helmont, toparch or governor, in Morede, Royenborch, Ooschot, Pellines, &c. And now faithfully rendred into English, in tendency to a common good, and the increase of true science; by J.C. sometime of M.H. Oxon London: Printed for Lodowick Loyd, 1662. First English edition. Translated by John Chandler. Two parts in one quarto volume (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 299 x 195 mm). [40], 664, 663-814, [18], 827-992, 1001-1064, [8], 1073-1104, 1113-1161, [1, blank], [23] pp. Although the British Library copy has [45] preliminary pages, our copy seems to be textually complete. We are lacking frontis and probably some preliminary blanks. Contemporary speckled calf. Boards and spine tooled in blind. Board edges tooled in gilt. All edges speckled red. Boards and spine rubbed. Corners bumped. Hinges cracked but firm. head of spine chipped. Lacking front pastedowns. Previous owner's small initial stamp to top margin of title-page. Leaf Ooooo2 with closed tear, barely affecting text. Overall a very good copy. "Opuscula medica inaudita" has a separate dated title page. "An unheard of doctrine concerning the manner of making, the contents, roots, and dissolving of the disease of the stone", "An unheard-of doctrine of fevers", and "Tumulus pestis" have separate, undated, title pages register is continuous. Ortus medicinæ "is our chief source for the discoveries of Helmont with regard to the chemical nature of living processes" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Opuscula medica inaudita, originally published as a separate work in 1644, contains reprints of Helmont’s treatises on the stone, on fevers, on the errors of humoral pathology, and on the plague. Helmont (1577-1644) "devoted his life to exploring the first principles of nature through chemistry. He is best remembered as the discoverer of gas [derived from the Greek ‘chaos’], a term he coined to described the ‘specific smokes’ that remain after the combustion of solids and fluids; among the gases he identified were carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine gas and sulphur dioxide" (Norman Library). Garrison and Morton. Norman Library. HBS 67824. $850 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le nouveau armorial universel, contenant les armes et blasons des maisons nobles & illustres de France et autres Royaumes & Estats de l'Europe.

      Paris, Loyson, 1662. 4o. Full leather, slightly worn on the edges. (84) pages text and 201 pages illustrated with engravings of coats of arms, most of them hand coloured. With a hand coloured engraved title. Extensive manuscript annotations on the free end papers in French, ca. 1900. This edition lacks the coats-of-arms dedicated to the Marquess De Blaru. Exlibris of Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht, F.H.M. Ouwerling and Daniel de Bruin. The manuscript for this book was probably started bij Ch. Segoing and finished by Claude Cellyer or Cellier and was meant as a guide for a practicle method to deal with coats-of-arms. H151

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         Ducatus Silesiae Schwidnicensis Authore Friduico Kuhnovio Bolco lucano Silesio.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Johannes Blaeu n. Friedrich Kühnow aus Atlas Major . b. Johannes Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662, 42 x 52,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, 2945:2. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Schweidnitz. - Oben links Titelkartusche beidseitig flankiert von 2 Wappen. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Dedikation von Friedrrich Kühnow an Otto II. Freiherr von Nostitz-Rokitnitz. - Unten links Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen der Kartensymbole. - Diese Karte erschien nur im großen Atlas Major von Blaeu. - Selten! Swidnica: coloured cooper-engraving from Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662. - This map appeared only in the Atlas Major! - Rare map.

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         Ducatus Silesiae Wolanus Authore Iona Sculteto Sprotta Silesio. - Amstelodami J. Blaeu excudebat.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Jonas Scultetus aus Atlas Major . b. Johannes Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662, 41,5 x 52 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 524, Nr. 2925:2. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Wohlau. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Kartentitel und Autorenangabe; oben links Wappenkartusche mit Dedikation von Scultetus an Georg Rudolph Graf von Schlesien, Liegnitz, Wohlau etc. - Unten links in der Kartenecke Legende mit Erklärungen der Kartensymbole; rechts daneben Verlegeradresse ('Amstelodami J. Blaeu excudebat.'); unten rechts figürliche Kartusche mit Meilenzeigern. - Diese Karte erschien nur im großen Atlas Major von Blaeu. - Selten! Wolow: oldcoloured cooper-engraving published by Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662. - This map appeared only in the Atlas Major - Rare map.

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         Prussia Accurate Descripta a Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi. - Excud. Guiljelmus Janß. Caesius.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Caspar Henneberger aus Atlas Major b. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662, 38,5 x 50 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 1720:2B, 2:601; Jäger, Prussia-Karten 1542-1810, Nr. 59 a (vorliegende Karte mit geänderten Gradzahlen zwischen dem 37 - 42 Längengrad, im Gegensatz zur normalem Blaeu-Ausgabe die zwischen dem 35 - 40 Längengrad gestochen ist). - Zeigt Ost- und Westpreußen. - In der Ostsee figürgliche Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen.

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         Le nouveau armorial universel, contenant les armes et blasons des maisons nobles & illustres de France et autres Royaumes & Estats de l'Europe.

      Paris, Loyson, 1662. 4o. Full leather, slightly worn on the edges. (84) pages text and 201 pages illustrated with engravings of coats of arms, most of them hand coloured. With a hand coloured engraved title. Extensive manuscript annotations on the free end papers in French, ca. 1900. This edition lacks the coats-of-arms dedicated to the Marquess De Blaru. Exlibris of Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht, F.H.M. Ouwerling and Daniel de Bruin. The manuscript for this book was probably started bij Ch. Segoing and finished by Claude Cellyer or Cellier and was meant as a guide for a practicle method to deal with coats-of-arms. H151.

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         TRACTATUS PHYSIOLOGICUS DE PULCHRITUDINE. JUXTA EA QUAE DE SPONSA IN CANTICIS CANTICORUM MYSTICE PRONUNCIANTUR

      Bruxellis: Typis Francisci Foppens, 1662. FIRST EDITION. This is the sole printing of an obscure but fascinating physiological treatise on pulchritude. The text is divided up into 14 sections, each of which begins with a quotation from the "Song of Songs," followed by an explanation of how the quoted "mystic" words show that Solomon indeed knew what perfect female beauty was. For example, in chapter 1, the quotation "your head is like the camel's" is used as evidence that a woman's head ought to be lofty, and juxtaposed engravings of a (wary) camel and a (despondent) woman give a graphic reinforcement to the point. The chapter, like the other 13, ends with an appropriate short poem, presumably by the author. Brunet, in an understatement, says that the title of this charming and wacky work "gives some indication of its singularity.". 152 x 90 mm. (6 x 3 1/2"). 4 p.l., 60 pp., [1] leaf (approbation). FIRST EDITION. Pleasing 18th century marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with acorn tool at center, pomegranate cornerpieces, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut initials and tailpieces, and 30 engravings on title and in text of female faces and animal faces, to which some of them are compared. Dorbon 5014; Wellcome V, 322; Brunet V, 1026 ("orné de jolies gravures au trait"). Extremities a little rubbed, small black smudge to upper board, the binding otherwise lustrous and well preserved, and A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, quite clean, fresh, and bright.This is the sole printing of an obscure but fascinating physiological treatise on pulchritude. The text is divided up into 14 sections, each of which begins with a quotation from the "Song of Songs," followed by an explanation of how the quoted "mystic" words show that Solomon indeed knew what perfect female beauty was. For example, in chapter 1, the quotation "your head is like the camel's" is used as evidence that a woman's head ought to be lofty, and juxtaposed engravings of a (wary) camel and a (despondent) woman give a graphic reinforcement to the point. The chapter, like the other 13, ends with an appropriate short poem, presumably by the author. Brunet, in an understatement, says that the title of this charming and wacky work "gives some indication of its singularity."

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         Comitatus Marchia et Ravensberg.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Atlas Major b. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1662, 38 x 49,5 Koeman Bl 56, 70. - Zeigt die Grafschaft Mark. - Unten links Insetkarte der Grafschaft Ravensberg. - Rechts daneben Titelkartusche mit den Wappen der beiden Grafschaften. - Rechts unten figürliche Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Die Karte altkoloriert und goldgehöht.

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         Bibel / Das ist / Die Heilige Schrifft / Alten und Neuen Testaments. Nach der uhralten / gemeinen Lateinischen / von der Catholischen Kirchen bewährten / und in derselbigen bißhero allzeit gebrauchten Version, oder Übersetzung / Auf Gnädigstem Befelch und Befürderung Deß Hochwürdigsten in GOtt Fürsten / und Herrn / Herrn Johann Philipsen / deß H. Stuls zu Meintz Ertzbischoffs, deß H. Römischen Reichs durch Germanien Ertzcanzlers / und Churfürstens / Bischoff zu Würtzburg, und Herzogs in Franken, Unsers Gnädigsten Herrns / Von etlichen / der heiligen Schrifft gelehrten / und Teutscher Sprach erfahrnen / darzu verordneten Personen treulich verteutscht

      Nürnberg - Frankfurt: Johan Andreä Endter - Christoph Wusten 1662 - mit Blindprägung verzierter GPrgmt. auf 5 Bünde, handgeschriebener Rückentitel, intakte Metallschließen, [21] Bl.+963+398+364 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Vignetten und 35 ganzseitigen Kupfern; zweispaltig, 4° (25 x 28 cm), von außen etwas berieben, beim Fußkapital längst eingerissen, Vorsatzpapier geplatzt, Titelblatt mit alten Anmerkungen, Seiten ab und zu ganz leicht stockig, tw. leicht fingerfleckig, insgesamt aber guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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         Basilika The Works of King Charles the Martyr: Volume I

      London: James Flesher for R. Royston, 1662. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Volume I (of 2). (16),120,(2),198,(2),199-458,(1)pp. Engraved title and frontispiece, 2 double-page engraved plates. Four early pages printed in blak with red rules; and several pages o the Trial transcript in black and red. Contemporary paneled calf in 'Cambridge' style, nicely rebacked in calf with raised bands and red leather lettering label, gilt. Some light dampstaining in upper margins else a very good copy. With the signature of William Morgan of oxford dated 1682 on a preliminary blank. Wing C0275. Madan 65. ESTC R9377.

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         1662 Francis Bacon History of King Henry VII Queen Elizabeth Politics ELZEVIER

      Amstelodami : Ex. officina Elzeviriana, 1662. - 1662 Francis Bacon History of King Henry VII Queen Elizabeth Politics ELZEVIER “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, one of the most famous English philosophers and scientists of the Renaissance. While most of his work deals with discovery, scientific method, and the scientific revolution, he did lean strongly toward Puritanism in his personal devotion. A rare printing of Bacon’s “Historia regni Henrici Septimi”, or the History of Henry VII. According to Willems, this is a reissue of the 1642 first edition. “‘The History of Henri VII’ of Bacon had already appeared in the same format and with the same frontispiece [in 1642].” (Willems 1278). This printing’s ‘frontispiece’ is a fully-illustrated title page. A very fine copy. According to Bergeron, “[This work] exists as Bacon’s only finished full-scale history of an era .[it is also] Bacon’s portrait of King Henry’s relationship with his wife Queen Elizabeth.” This book has also been nicknamed “The first modern classic of English history”. It is a culmination of Bacon’s experience in politics and government and in a fine literary style, Bacon analyzes the King’s actions and political issues. Item number: #1052 Price: $599 BACON, Francis Franc. Baconi de Verulamio Historia regni Henrici septimi Anglia regis : opus vere politicum. Amstelodami : Ex. officina Elzeviriana, 1662. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 403, [5] • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • References: Goldsmid I, 21; Willems 1278, 1157; Bergeron, Bacon’s Henry VII; • Language: Latin • Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1051 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le nouveau armorial universel, contenant les armes et blasons des maisons nobles & illustres de France et autres Royaumes & Estats de l'Europe.

      - Paris, Loyson, 1662. 4o. Full leather, slightly worn on the edges. (84) pages text and 201 pages illustrated with engravings of coats of arms, most of them hand coloured. With a hand coloured engraved title. Extensive manuscript annotations on the free end papers in French, ca. 1900. This edition lacks the coats-of-arms dedicated to the Marquess De Blaru. Exlibris of Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht, F.H.M. Ouwerling and Daniel de Bruin. The manuscript for this book was probably started bij Ch. Segoing and finished by Claude Cellyer or Cellier and was meant as a guide for a practicle method to deal with coats-of-arms. H151

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur]
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         Compendiosus Hispanicae dominationis arcanorum index, ofte Beschrijvinge vande Spaensche tyrannische regeeringe, door de gansche werelt (...) der Spanjaerden politijcke ondernemingen, Barbarische wreetheden etc. in (...) de gansche wereldt begaen. Middelburg, Henrick Smidt en Pieter van Goetthem, 1663.

      12°, papieren omslag, (24)+333 pag. Mist voorzijde omslag. C2377."Niet in STCN en NCC (wel exemplaren in 4°); Van Doorninck pag. 307. De titelpagina en het octrooi (d.d. Middelburg 11-12-1662) vermeldt dat Poers de tekst samenstelde uit de werken van andere historieschrijvers. De beide drukkers droegen het werk op aan de Staten van Zeeland en vergeleken het met de 'Spiegel der Jeugt'."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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         Vorstelick geschenk, dat is een medecynboeck, inhoudende vele geproefde ende goet gevonden medecijnstucken om veelerhande sieckten ende gebreken des lichaems te genezen. Amsterdam, v. Ravesteyn, 1662.

      Gebonden in geheel perkament uit de tijd, 206+(8) pag.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Bedeeling der tyden [...] verdedigd in de Leidse academie den 9 september 1662. En nu vertaald door Pieter van Cameryk. Vlissingen Andries Schot 1681.

      "Diss. Leiden godgeleerdheid 9-9-1662 ; [12] + 118 p., gedrukt op blauw papier, 19e-eeuwse kartonnen band."."Opdracht door Van Cameryk, dd Vlissingen 25-8-1681, aan Wilhelmus Lupard, koopman en diaken te Leiden. Promotieverzen van Jacobus Stratenus en Petrus Wilsenius. Het Latijnse proefschrift was in 1662 verschenen als 'Disputatio de oeconomia [...]'. Momma toonde zich hierin volgeling van Coccejus. Maresius trok tegen de dissertatie te velde. Momma werd predikant te Lubeck, Ham en in 1676 te Middelburg. In hetzelfde jaar werd hij door Willem III ontslagen en in 1677 overleed hij."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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