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         L. Anneo Seneca ilustrado en Blasones Politicos y Morales, y su Impugnador Impugnado de si mismo. Al Serenissimo Señor El Señor D. Juan de Austria.

      En Madrid, por Mateo de Espinosa y Arteaga, 1670. - in-4. Frontispice. 15ff. 359pp. 4ff. Plein vélin à rabat, éléments décoratifs en bandelettes de parchemin, grand initiale "S" sur fond doré sur le plat supérieur (reliure postérieure dans le style Mudejar). Edition Originale de ce très rare livre d'emblèmes par le chroniqueur espagnol Juan Baños de Velasco y Acebedo (1615-1682). Grand admirateur de la pensée de Sénèque, Baños répond ici à l'oeuvre de Alonso Núñez de Castro "Séneca impugnado de Séneca en cuestiones políticas y morales" (1651), dans laquelle ce dernier avait tâché de mettre en évidence certaines contradictions supposées de la pensée du philosophe et homme d'Etat romain, né à Cordoue. Structuré autour de 23 questions, toutes illustrées d'une gravure sur cuivre et richement argumentées, l'ouvrage constitue une sorte de bréviaire politique où l'auteur formule une série de conseils politiques et moraux à l'usage du monarque, défendant avec ardeur la noblesse de sang comme vecteur de la vertu et pilier de la bonne gouvernance. Beau portrait de Juan de Austria en frontispice, par Pedro de Villafranca. 19 des 23 gravures que totalise le corps d'ouvrage sont signées Marcos Orozco, les quatre restantes sont l'oeuvre de Diego de Obregón. Bel ex-libris héraldique gravé sur un feuillet préliminaire, datant probablement de l'époque de la reliure. Brunissures, mais bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans une spectaculaire reliure postérieure de style Mudejar. Palau, 23442. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         La Chine . illustrée de plusieurs monuments tant sacrés que profanes, et de quantité des recherchés de la nature & de l'art.

      Amsterdam Jean Jansson à Waesberge 1670 - First edition in French, folio, [xiv], 367, [xii]pp., additional engraved title, engraved portrait, 2 folding maps, 23 engraved plates (3 folding) as per list, numerous engravings in the text, modern calf antique preserving old end-papers, a very good example. 'One of the most influential books in shaping the European conception of China in its day' (Löwendahl). "Gathering his work from other members of the Society [of Jesuits], Kircher wrote one of the century's most influential treatises on China. His primary purpose was to establish the authenticity of the Nestorian monument discovered in Sian, and to that end he produced in print the original Chinese and Syriac inscriptions on the monument, the Chinese text in romanization, and finally a Latin translation and his explication of the Chinese and Syriac texts. In addition, Kircher included a sizeable description of China and other places in Asia. For example, in a section devoted to Christianity in China, he sketched all the old overland routes, including that of Grueber and d'Orville from Agra to Peking, as well as giving a description of Tibet. Following what he thought to be the spread of idolatry from the Near East to Persia, India, and finally to East Asia, Kircher described the religions of China, Japan, and India. There are several chapters on government, customs, geography, fauna, flora, and mechanical arts of China, and a very interesting scholarly discussion of the Chinese language. There is a long Chinese-Latin dictionary. Kircher's volume contains several beautiful pictures taken from Chinese and Mughal originals, which Grueber had brought back to Europe with him in 1664. Although the book was not the product of Kircher's own experience in China, it was frequently used or cited as a source of information by later writers. Some of the information contained in it, for example the text of the Nestorian monument, Roth's description of Hindu religion, and Grueber's description of Tibet, had not appeared in print before." (Lach). Cordier, BS 26; Merrill 20 (Antwerpen 1667); de Backer-S. IV, 1064, 24; Lipperheide Le 3; Löwendahl 133. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Nic. Cragii Ripensis de Republica lacedaemoniorum libri IV / Hereclidæ Pontici De Politii Libellus cum interpretatione latina Edente Nicolao Cragio / Ex Nicolai Damasceni Universali Historia seu De moribus Gentium libris excerpta Johannis Stobæi collectanea, quæ Nicolaus Cragius latina fecit, & seorsum editit

      Ex officina Joannis à Gelder - Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde), 1670, in-8, velin du temps, dos carré sans nerf, fleurons et filets dorés. Titre manuscrit. Tranches mouchetée rouges, traces de liens. Décor doré sur les deux plats représentant Pallas Athéna tenant un blason aux armes de la ville de Leyde. 8ff.-573pp. Les pages [497] et [545] portent des titres particuliers : Hereclidæ Pontici De Politii Libellus cum interpretatione latina Edente Nicolao Cragio // Ex Nicolai Damasceni Universali Historia seu De moribus Gentium libris excerpta Johannis Stobæi collectanea, quæ Nicolaus Cragius latina fecit, & seorsum editit. Colophon à l'adresse d'Abraham Verhoef page [574]. Brunet VI, 1234, 22844. Texte en grec et en latin. Seconde édition de cette histoire de la république de Sparte, publiée pour la première fois en 1593 chez Petrum Santandreanum (Pierre de Saint André) en Suisse. Très bel exemplaire en vélin décoré du temps.

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         LECTIONES GEOMETRICAE

      London: John Dunmore, 1670. {4), 147, (3) pp. 12 foldout plates. Small 4to (200*160 mm.). Signatures: A2, B-T4, V3. The A quire consisting of title with blank verso and 2 pp. Benevolo Lectori. The V quire has the concluding pp. 145-47 of the main text, Errata on V2verso and a remark to p. 100 on V3recto, verso is blank. A V4 could be expected, but is not there in any of the other 5 copies known. Contemporary blindtooled calf with gilt decoration on spine. outer hinges expertly repaired. The red letteringpiece only mentions the title of the work bound in front (the classic 1675 trilogy annotated by Barrow). A hidden book, only known to the owner of the library. Later endpapers. PROVENANCE: Turner Collection, its bookplate at fpep. Quite rare. John Locke's copy is at the BL, further OCLC has 6 copies in US libraries (UCLA, Harvard, Smithsonian, NYPL, Franklin & Marshall Col, and John Hopkins). Another copy is at the Un. of Sydney. "Barrow's geometrical formulations could well have been the basis on which systematized algorithmical calculus structures were subsequently erected" (DSB). B. was made first Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, but resigned his chair to Newton. Cantor suggests, that Newton reviewed this write-up of the lectures and quite heavily annotated them. DSB is more reluctant in describing the relation between Newton and his math teacher Barrow. BOUND AFTER: Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga and Theodosius as commented and illustrated by Barrow (1675), for description see book 33803. The price relates to the Sammelband.. First Edition.

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         [Triumphal arches and catafalques (elaborate funeral biers) erected in the years 1715, 1721-1723 and 1737]. [Sienna, ca. 1728, with 1 addition ca. 1737]. Folio (ca. 29 x 21 cm). 8 original drawings in black ink with ink washes plus 1 additional line drawing of a catafalque added about a decade later. Never bound, but formerly sewn.

      Original ink and ink-wash drawings of 5 triumphal arches and 3 catafalques (elaborate funeral biers), plus an additional line drawing of a 4th catafalque on the back of one leaf, all erected at various locations in the city of Siena in Tuscany: in the cathedral, in the piazza before the cathedral, in Palazzo Piccolomini and at the Porta Santuccio. The drawings are richly decorated with sculptures, bas-reliefs, columns, cartouches, vases, candelabras and decorations, including Christian and classical figures and putti. The five triumphal arches were all erected for the occasion of the entry of Alessandro Zondadari (1670-1745), the new archbishop of Sienna on 11 August 1715. He was the fourth and last son of Ansano Zondadari and Agnese di Mario Chigi. She was a niece of Pope Alexander VII and heir of her brother Cardinal Flavio Chigi, one of the most influential and powerful men in Siena. One catafalque was erected for the funeral of Alessandro Zondadari's older brother Marc' Antonio Zondadari (1658-1722), Grand Master of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and Malta. Flavio Chigi went to great lengths to advance the prestige and power of his Zondadari relatives, paying many thousands of scudi to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de' Medici (1642-1723) for hereditary titles he could pass on. It is therefore no surprise that the Zondadari arches and catafalques are accompanied by catafalques for the Grand Duke himself and his wife Margarita Luisa d'Orléans (1645-1721), daughter of Gaston, Duke of Orléans and brother of King Louis XIII. Formerly folded down the middle. With a small and faint stain in the first leaf an even smaller one in the second leaf, and an occasional small spot, but still in very good condition. A lovely set of drawings.

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         TRACTATUS DE AQUAEDUCTU, in 4 voll.

      ex Officina Io. Andreae Magrii - Carolum Rubeum, 1670. In 4(cm 33x21), pp. 1 vol.: 2 b., 40 nn., 412, 62 nn.; 2 vol.: 40 nn., 466, lxxvj; 3 vol.: 32 nn., 291, 1 b., 68 nn.; 4 vol.:12 nn., lxxix, 1 b., 570, 9 nn. Ottima leg. coeva p/perg., dorsi con nervi e tit. manos. ed antichi restauri ben eseguiti, grandi marche tip. ai front.; nel 1 vol. bellissimo ritratto di Bartolomeo Aresio, Reggente del Senato di Milano, a cui il volume dedicato, opera di Blanchus su bozzetto di Cesare de Laurentys; in tutti i voll. mm. grandi testatine, capilettera xilografici abitati e floreali, finalini e fregi vari. Importante e ricchissima opera sul governo delle acque pubbliche e private ed i diritti e le servit agrimensurali ad esse relativi, in cui l'A. ha saputo adattare l'antico diritto romano alle necessit della sua epoca e non solo, perch il suo ventennale lavoro stato considerato insuperabile fino alla nostra epoca. Argomenti contenuti nel 1 vol.: Quomodo constituatur. Ex quibus Aquis. Quot modis. Quis possit constituere. De praescriptione decennali, vicennali, & immemorabili. De Possessorio, & Petitorio in materia Aquarum; nel 2 vol.: De Appellationibus, quae in Aquarum materia interponi possunt. De Servitute Acquaeductus in suo esse constituta. De Collaticijs, & Aquarum mensuris, cum suis Buchellis. De Rivis; nel 3 vol.: De Precario, quod in Aquarum materia frequentissime praticatur. De Servitute Aquaeductus, quomodo amittatur, vel per non usum, vel per aquisitionem, & confusionem. De Molendinis; nel 4 vol.: Centum Quaestiones Miscellaneae amplectens tractantes Nel 1 vol. vi sono 6 grandi incisioni: I. - Tuba ad mensuram Papiensem brachiorum decem II. - Aquae, quae utuntur Mediolanenses, Papienses, & Laudenses in Rugijs regularibus III. - Figura Mediolanensis extrahendi Aquas a'Navigio Magno IV. - Ad Formam Papiensem ex lapidibus unciar V. - Forma Papiensis ex Lignis pro uncijs sex aquarum ad brachium La 6^ ill. n.n. : Figura Partitoris ubi aqua pro duobus tertijs spectat at unum Nel 2 vol.: vi sono 7 figure ed 1 tabella ripiegata; nel 4 vol. vi sono 8 figure n.t. di cui 1 ripiegata. Lievi fior. Opera in prima edizione e molto raramente completa nei 4 voll. e con tutte le sue illustrazioni. A very good copy. 645/21

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         A journey into Spain.

      London, printed for Henry Herringman, 1670. - 8vo (165 x 105 mm), pp. [viii], 247, [1, blank]; slightly browned; contemporary sheep; extremities rubbed; some worming to front cover; remnants of label on spine; from the library of the earls of Macclesfield.First edition in English. A free and abridged translation of Voyage d'Espagne curieux, historique et politique, first published anonymously in 1665. Setting out from the Netherlands in 1651 in the company of François van Aerssen, Brunel toured France, Germany and Italy before travelling to Spain in March 1655. The party made its way to Madrid via San Sebastián, Vitoria and Burgos, returning to France at the end of June via Zaragoza, Tudela and Pamplona. Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares are also described. Brunel compiled this account of his travels around 1657 using his own notes and those of Van Aerssen (who drowned on his return to the Netherlands and to whom the work is sometimes attributed).A Journey into Spain, in its portrayal of the country as religiously, politically and socially backward, demonstrates a conscious awareness in Europe of Spain's decline as a world power during the mid-seventeenth century. Brunel's account of his experiences in Spain confirm John Lynch's statement that the 'syndrome of rural poverty, depopulation, financial chaos, and recession of American trade produced Spain's first great crisis in the modern period. The crisis can be dated between 1598 and 1620, and it was a crisis of change, denoting a reversal of the economic trends of the sixteenth century. The worst was still to come. From 1640 political disintegration and military collapse compounded the economic disorder and reduced Spain to absolute depression. And by this time there was no hope of relief from America' (Lynch, Spain under the Habsburgs II pp. 10–11).Palau 372954; Wing B5230. Language: Spanish & Catalan [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Rare Antique Master Print-GENRE-ANIMAL-MONKEY-HERD-DONKEY-Leeuw-ca. 1670

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. An Italian landscape with a herd of animals and a monkey sitting on the back of a horse. Etching on laid paper. Description: Very good impression. State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein 5. Provenance: Rietstra (Not in Lugt).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Govert van der Leeuw' after own design. Govert van der Leeuw (Dutch; 1645-1688) originated from Dordrecht. He worked in Italy for some years and is also known as Gabriele da Leone. Condition: Very good, given age. Small margins, on three sides. Laid down on a support sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C29-37 The overall size is ca. 9.3 x 6.7 inch. The image size is ca. 8.9 x 6.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 17.1 cm. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 16.6 cm.

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         Thesaurus et Armamentarium medico chymicum. Aureum seculum redivivum

      Sumptib Joannis Antonii Huguetan 1670 - Pergamino época reforzado en el lomo 17 hojas + 490 págs. + 34 hojas Texto en latín. Antiguas marcas de humedad. 5 hojas del prólogo sin la mitad inferior. Rastros de polilla sin afectar a la caja tipográfica. Tiene señales de polilla en 13 últimas hojas del índice, que está sin numerar pero contiene 34 hojas . Contiene también el "Aureum seculum redivivum" pags. 475 a 490

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         Rare Antique Map-LEWARDEN-LEEUWARDEN-FRIESLAND-Jollain-c. 1670

      - Antique map, titled: 'Lewarden.' - A bird's eye view of Leeuwarden (Friesland, the Netherlands). Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Views of Jollain are scarse and sought after by collectors.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Gerard Jollain' after own design. Gerard Jollain (active 1660-1683) was a French copper engraver, active in Paris under the sign of 'Ville de Cologne'. Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. A crease in the right side of the image. Some slight soiling and small stains in the margins. A smaller crease in the lower left margin corner. A small manuscript annotation in the lower right corner of the caption. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B3-10 The overall size is ca. 22.7 x 17 inch. The image size is ca. 19.9 x 14.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 57.7 x 43.3 cm. The image size is ca. 50.6 x 36.3 cm.

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         Africa: being an accurate description of the regions of Aegypt, Barbary, Lydia, and Billedulgerid, the land of negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abyssines, with all the adjacent islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental Sea, belonging thereunto. With the several denominations of their coasts, harbors, creeks, rivers, lakes, cities, towns, castles, and villages. Their customs, modes, and manners, languages, religions, and inexhaustible treasure; with their governments and policy, variety of trade and barter, and also of their wonderful plants, beasts, birds, and serpents.

      T. Johnson London 1670 - First edition. Folio (43 x 28cm. approx.), xvi, 768pp., half-title, engraved frontispiece, 47 engraved plates and maps as called for in list of plates, most double-page or folding, also with 10 engravings on 5 sheets, not called for in list of plates but present in most copies, 46 engravings in text, contemporary panelled calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece. Ogilby was Cosmographer to Charles II. "Africa" was the first publication in Ogilby's great project to create an Atlantic or English Atlas designed to increase England's trade and extend her national prestige. Ogilby's idea of an atlas meant not only maps but also available and up-to-date translations of various accounts, principally from Dapper. Although he used the same frontispiece, title-page and maps as Dapper, Ogilby used folio sheets one-third larger than Dapper's which made the volume more impressive. Ogilby also added tales of English interest such as the attack on the "Mary Rose" specifically for the home market. Wing 0163; Tooley, Africa, p87. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Portugal - Frederick de Wit, 1670.

      FRAAIE ANTIEKE KAART VAN PORTUGAL"Novissima Regnorum Portugalliae et Algabriae?. Kopergravure met privilege uitgegeven te Amsterdam doo Frederick de Wit in 1670. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd en fraai met goud gehoogd. Afm. 58,8 x 49,3 cm. De Wit signeerde de kaart in de plaat (linksboven): ?Ex Officina Frederici de Wit?.De kaart toont een veelheid aan details: vestingwerken, wegen, kerken, abdijen en honderden kleine dorpen. Het geheel is versierd met twee fraaie cartouches, elk op klassieke wijze weergegeven met putti en wapenschilden van onder andere Portugal en Algarve.De vroegste contacten dateren waarschijnlijk uit 1147, toen Vlaamse en Friese kruisvaarders de Portugese koning te hulp schoten om Lissabon op de moslims te veroveren.Als beloning ontvingen de Lage Landen belangrijke handelsvoordelen van de Portugese koning. Handel zou ook in de daaropvolgende eeuwen de basis vormen voor de bloeiende relaties tussen Nederlanders en Portugezen.De Opstand wijzigde de betrekkingen tussen beide landen echter ingrijpend. Aanvankelijk onderhielden Nederland en Portugal goede relaties. Lissabon stuurde in 1576 een speciale vertegenwoordiger naar de Staten-Generaal om de onderlinge vrijhandelszone in een verdrag vast te leggen.Toen Spanje echter Portugal in 1580 bezette, ging het mis. Nederlandse schepen mochten niet langer in Portugese havens aanleggen en hadden daardoor geen toegang meer tot de specerijenmarkten van Lissabon en andere steden. Nederland zag zich daardoor gedwongen zelf naar Indi? te gaan.Dat leidde tot een forse koloniale expansie van de Nederlandse Republiek, maar het zou ook een regelrechte oorlog met Portugal opleveren. Evenals de Engelsen en de Fransen probeerden de Nederlanders hun wereldwijde handelsnetwerk uit te breiden ? veelal ten koste van de Spaanse koloniale belangen. Aangezien Portugal en Spanje sinds 1580 de Iberische Unie vormden, waren Portugese kolonies en handelsposten eveneens een doelwit.Troepen van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) en de West-Indische Compagnie (WIC) verdreven de Portugezen uit grote delen van het Verre Oosten (Oost-Indi?, Ceylon) en een deel van West-Indi?. De Nederlanders namen Malakka in en vestigden een handelspost in Formosa, het latere Taiwan.Niet overal was de strijd tegen de Portugezen overigens even succesvol. Pogingen om Goa ?de ?hoofdstad? van het Portugese oostelijke rijk? in te nemen mislukten. Na eerdere Nederlandse veroveringen van Portugese kolonies in Brazili? wisten de Portugezen de Nederlanders uiteindelijk weer te verdrijven.In 1640 liftte Portugal mee op de Catalaanse Revolutie en wist zich aan het Spaanse gezag te ontworstelen en weer onafhankelijk te worden. Kort daarna werden ook de banden met de Nederlandse Republiek weer aangeknoopt.In 1675 opende de Portugese Synagoge zijn deuren in hartje Amsterdam. Het gebedshuis was op dat moment de grootste synagoge ter wereld.Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) was graveur en kaart verkoper geboren in Gouda. Door zijn huwelijk met Maria van der Waag - de dochter van een rijke koopman - in 1661 verkreeg hij zijn burgerrecht voor Amsterdam waar hij sinds 1648 werkte. Hij had een winkel in de Kalverstraat op de hoek met de Dam, aanvankelijk "De Dry [drie] Crabben? genaamd. Na verloop van tijd werd de naam veranderd in ?De Witte Pascaert?. Hij werd een van de beroemdste kaartenmakers van de 2e helft van de 17e eeuw. Alhoewel hij als katholiek zeker niet bevoordeeld was, prijkte zijn naam op de stedelijke lijst van ?goede mannen? van 1694 tot 1704.Prijs: ?950,-.

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         Alexandre du Puy, Chevalier Marquis de Saint André Montbrun.

      Kingdom of France: ca. 1670.(). Copper plate engraving. 37 x 29.5 cm.Bust-length portrait. Signed & inscr. in plate. Stamped/embossed "F. R. K." lower left corner. VG-NF.

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         A short relation of some part of the sad sufferings and cruel havock and spoil, inflicted on the persons and estates of the people of God, in scorn called Quakers: for meeting together to worship God in spirit and truth since the late act against conventicles to the prejudice & ruin of many in their liberties, properties, estates, and life it self. Contrary to the laws of God, of nature, and of the land, to the dishonour of the government, and destruction of the good people of England, for whose information this is published, and these horrible oppressions laid open

      London 1670 - "A short relation of some part of the sad sufferings and cruel havock and spoil, inflicted on the persons and estates of the people of God, in scorn called Quakers: for meeting together to worship God in spirit and truth since the late act against conventicles to the prejudice & ruin of many in their liberties, properties, estates, and life it self. Contrary to the laws of God, of nature, and of the land, to the dishonour of the government, and destruction of the good people of England, for whose information this is published, and these horrible oppressions laid open". Printed in London, 1670. First edition. 76 pages. Rebound with half-binding smooth Morocco over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt titling to the spine with new endsheets.Ink notation on the title page. Paper repair made to the last page of text. Toning and soiling throughout the textblock with small stains. Wing; S3619; Smith, J. Friends' books; II 671. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(G11-20) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tumultos de la ciudad y Reyno de Napoles en el ano de 1647 par don Pablo Antonio de Tarsia doctor en sagrada theologia, y Abad de San Antonio, Patronato de su Casa, en la Ciudad de Conversano

      A costa de Claudio Burgea, en Leon de Francia 1670 - Legatura 700 in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. (piccola mancanza al margine esterno del piatto posteriore). Alcune carte un po brunite e qualche sporadica macchiolina ma, nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Opera rara. 4to (cm. 24,3), 4 cc.nn., 195(1) pp., 14 cc.nn. (ultima bianca). Frontis. in rosso e nero con vignetta calcografica. Testo su due colonne. Bella marca tipografica (con motto docta per orbem scripta fero ) alla fine delle carte di Indice iniziale, ripetuta a p. 195.

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         De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus.

      Dominici Ferri, Bologna 1670 - A fine copy of one of the most important early treatises on fluid mechanics. In this work Borelli "argues against positive levity, discusses the Torricellian experiment, takes up siphons, pumps, and the nature of fluidity, tries to understand the expansion of water while freezing, and deals with fermentation and other chemical processes" (DSB). "This work is important as the first treatise on capillarity, and for containing important investigations on the action of capillary tubes, in which the author, inter alia, formulates the law that the height of the ascent of liquids in capillary tubes is inversely proportional to their diameters. His investigations also led him to the conclusion that the phenomenon of capillarity is independent of the pressure of air" (Zeitlinger in Sotheran, First supplement, 3060). "[De motionibus naturalibus] was well known among Borelli’s contemporaries and is quoted by Varignon in his Projet d’une nouvelle mechanique. It is reviewed in the first volume of Philosophical Transactions Abridged, where it is praised for its thoroughness, for the discussion of Torricelli's experiments and for Borelli’s stand against Descartes on the nature of fluidity" (Roberts & Trent). Borelli regarded this work, together with his De vi percussionis (1667), as necessary preparation for his masterpiece, De motum animalium (1680-81), on which he had worked since the early 1660s. The work appeared in three subsequent editions, testifying to its influence."While On the Force of Percussion laid out some foundational propositions relating to motion and colliding bodies, the subsequent work, On the Natural Motions, was intended to be far more wide reaching In the concluding propositions to On the Force of Percussion, Borelli dismisses Aristotle’s views on falling bodies. Borelli begins On the Natural Motions in that same pose. He attacks Aristotle for supposing that elements possess either heaviness or lightness. According to Aristotle, positive levity (referring to the supposed intrinsic lightness of bodies that allows them to rise rather than fall in a natural state) is a quality of air and re. Earth and water, on the other hand, contain a gravity that impels them towards their natural place at the centre of the earth. Borelli makes it clear from the outset of this second book that he is determined to dispel these views" (Boschiero). "Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, while embracing the doctrine of corpuscles in motion , uniquely sought to constrain it by means of mathematics. In De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus he was concerned ‘to show that all events in the world of body are up for explanation by the force of heaviness only, if only one attributes fitting shapes to the particles of bodies, so that the force of heaviness, directed toward the center of the Earth, compels them according to mechanical laws [i.e., those of statics] to move in other directions, too, depending on circumstance. He therefore regards the corpuscles as machines, which are moved by the force yet determined as to direction by their construction. Since the only driving force is thus the pressure of bodies upon others and themselves, he conceives of the totality of movements on Earth as a problem in hydrostatics’" (Cohen, pp. 393-4). "Borelli’s analysis of the collision of elastic bodies relies on a notion of the spring-like and machine-like properties of some parts of nature. For example, air particles impact upon each other, transmitting a motive virtue one upon the other that is maintained through the compressive properties of these corpuscles. In other words, each corpuscle of air, when impacted, compresses, moves as a result of its attained motive virtue and recoils in order to re-acquire its lost space before impacting onto another particle. In such an environment, less dense particles of re, with their own shapes and properties inconsistent with those of air, are pushed upwards. Thus, Borelli debunks Aristotle’s theory of positive l [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE WITH BRIDGE OVER POND-CHILDREN-H.78-Waterloo-1670

      - Plate B: Landscape with man and woman crossing a wooden bridge over a stream (Hollstein 78). 17 th. c. ed. on paper with watermark: foolscap (c. 1670-1680). Expert assessment. Attractive subject. Etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: 17th c. etchings of Antonie van Waterloo are scarse. It is assumed by experts that Cornelis Danckerts II acquired control of the waterloo plates as early 1655, so well during Waterloo's lifetime. As such most 17th. C. plates are published by Danckerts. The numbering of the plates also points to that. The plates later passed over to the Ottens family earliest 1717.Artists and Engravers: This plate was etched by the reknown Anthonie (Anthony) Waterloo. Although etched he is known to have added accents to his work by burin and other engraving techniques as well. Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690) is born in Lille, but his family moved to Amsterdam probably to escape religious persecution. He was a painter and etcher and famous for his landscapes (136 items). He developed his own style, probably as an auto-didact. Although Waterloo traveled widely, many of his landscapes were probably imagined in the workshop and were influenced by the work of other landscapists. Condition: Fair. Excellent impression. General age related toning with light soiling. Light folding, barely noticable on front. Paper loss in top and bottom left margin. Bottom right margin slightly remargined. Some remains of paper tape on rear from previous storing. This item has not been washed, cleaned, bleached, restored. Storage location: Q2-260 LA The overall size is ca. 6.8 x 5.5 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 5.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 17.3 x 13.9 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 13.1 cm.

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         Enchiridium [Enchiridion]. Una cum cebetis thebani tabula Graece & Latine: Ex recensione Abrahami Berkelii [Abraham van Berckel], cum ejusdem animadversionibus & notis.

      Leiden und Amsterdam, Gaasbeek, 1670 - 13 Bll., 250 S., 1 Bl. 1 Kupfertitel und 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel (jeweils von Romeyn de Hooghe). Brunet II, 1012: "Une des plus jolies petites édit. de ce livre faites en Hollande". - Zweisprachige (Griechisch und Lateinische) Ausgabe des Handbüchleins der stoischen Moral [Enchiridion] des Epiktet (Epictetuis) herausgegeben von Abraham van Berckel, der durch seine Übersetzungen aus dem Griechischen bekannt wurde. - "Das von Epiktetos stammende Manuale oder Handbüchlein der Moral ist ein kurzer Auszug aus Vorträgen, die Arrianos niederschrieb. - Epiktetos ist ein Schüler des Musonius, den er in Rom kennenlernte. Seine Philosophie ist, ähnlich wie die des Seneca, stark von religiösen und moralischen Tendenzen beherrscht, und wiederum ganz ähnlich wie bei Seneca steht auch er dem Kynismus nahe, den er in seiner innerlichsten Form pflegt" (Ziegenfuß I, 288). - Besonderes Augenmerk verdient die vorliegende Ausgabe aufgrund der zwei Kupferstiche (Kupfertitel und gefaltete Kupfertafel von Romeyn de Hooghe. - Kupfertitel mit ca. 3 cm langem Randeinriss (ohne Verlust). Anfangs und gegen Ende etw. tintenfleckig. Sonst etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Das letzte Blatt (Impressum) mit Text von alter Hand. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung und 5 falschen Bünden (stark beschabt und etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1670 Giacomo Tomasini Roman Catholic Hospitality Titus LIVY Letters Pavia Italy

      Amstelodami, : sumptibus Andreæ Frisii, 1670. - 1670 Giacomo Tomasini Roman Catholic Hospitality Titus LIVY Letters Pavia Italy Giacomo Filippo Tomasini was a 17th-century Catholic bishop in Istria most known for his biographical books on Catholicism and important Catholic figures. This book “De Tesseris Hospitalitatis” is a rare book on Roman Catholic hospitality and humanitarianism. This book is bound with “Episcopi Aemoniensis Titus Livius”; a collection of letters and writings on and about Livy and the antiquities of Pavia. Livy was celebrated for his flavor of Patavinity, and Tomasini wrote many works that trended toward the styles of Livy. These two works are bound together as expected. They are found bound together in each example found and recorded in libraries. This fine work is filled with detailed engravings depicting large extravagant dinners, coins, medals, and portraits. Item number: #1627 Price: $599 TOMASINI, Giacomo Filippo Jac. Philippi Tomasini De Tesseris Hospitalitatis Liber singularis, In quo jus hospitii universum, apud veteres potissimum expenditur Amstelodami, : sumptibus Andreæ Frisii, 1670. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1: o De Tesseris Hospitalitatis – [12], 227, [25] o Episcopi Aemoniensis Titus Livius – 125, [17] o 28 engravings including 16 full-page plates, 4 folding & 8 in-text • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~5.5in X 3in (14cm x 8cm) • Very 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! 1627 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Practica nova imperialis Saxonicae rerum criminalium in partes III divisa.Wittebergae, sumptibus haeredum D. Tobiae Mevii, et E. Schumacheri, typis excusa M. Henckelii, 1670.

      Wittebergae, sumptibus haeredum D. Tobiae Mevii, et E. Schumacheri, typis excusa M. Henckelii 1670 - Tre parti in un volume di cm. 33,5, pp. (12) 343 (1); (12) 435 (1); (12) 406 (102). Con ritratto dell'A. e bellissima antiporta (che riporta la data 1652 come tutte le edizioni stampate a Wittenberg tra il 1652 e il 1670) incisi finemente in rame f.t.; frontespizio in rosso e nero. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena con traccia titoli ms. al dorso e piccole unghie; tagli rossi. Trascurabili bruniture. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Benedikt Carpzov (1595-1666), fu giurista pratico di enorme fama; ricoprì numerose cariche pubbliche ed insegnò a Lipsia. Quest'opera gli garantì una straordinaria circolazione dottrinale in tutta Europa e pone luce sulla giurisdizione di diritto comune e criminale sassone. Così commenta Wieacker (in Storia del diritto privato moderno, Milano, 1980, p. 327): " La reale importanza di Carpzov sta nel suo essere stato il rappresentante più tipico dello stile scientifico della sua epoca: con la sua infaticabile diligenza di ricercatore, la sua straordinaria esperienza di operatore pratico e la puntuale lucidità dei suoi giudizi; egli fu un maestro nell'offrire delle sintesi conclusive di tutto un travaglio di elaborazione scientifica, un maestro come sempre sogliono esserci quando si chiude un'epoca particolarmente significativa (si pensi, in momenti tra loro diversissimi, ad Ulpiano ad Accursio al WIndscheid). Alla storia spirituale del suo tempo il Carpzov appartiene, non tanto come rielaboratore della prassi giudiziaria e come sistematico o come storico, ma proprio per il modo caratteristico della sua operosità di giurista". Raro e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Sapori riporta un'edizione successiva; non in Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus

      Bologna: Dominici Ferri, 1670. A fine copy of one of the most important early treatises on fluid mechanics. In this work Borelli "argues against positive levity, discusses the Torricellian experiment, takes up siphons, pumps, and the nature of fluidity, tries to understand the expansion of water while freezing, and deals with fermentation and other chemical processes" (DSB). "This work is important as the first treatise on capillarity, and for containing important investigations on the action of capillary tubes, in which the author, inter alia, formulates the law that the height of the ascent of liquids in capillary tubes is inversely proportional to their diameters. His investigations also led him to the conclusion that the phenomenon of capillarity is independent of the pressure of air" (Zeitlinger in Sotheran, First supplement, 3060). "[De motionibus naturalibus] was well known among Borelli's contemporaries and is quoted by Varignon in his Projet d'une nouvelle mechanique. It is reviewed in the first volume of Philosophical Transactions Abridged, where it is praised for its thoroughness, for the discussion of Torricelli's experiments and for Borelli's stand against Descartes on the nature of fluidity" (Roberts & Trent). Borelli regarded this work, together with his De vi percussionis (1667), as necessary preparation for his masterpiece, De motum animalium (1680-81), on which he had worked since the early 1660s. The work appeared in three subsequent editions, testifying to its influence. Provenance: The Earls of Macclesfield (bookplate on front paste-down and blind-stamps on first three leaves); Sotheby's London, 19 June 2004 (lot 387, £5,040). "While On the Force of Percussion laid out some foundational propositions relating to motion and colliding bodies, the subsequent work, On the Natural Motions, was intended to be far more wide reaching ... In the concluding propositions to On the Force of Percussion, Borelli dismisses Aristotle's views on falling bodies. Borelli begins On the Natural Motions in that same pose. He attacks Aristotle for supposing that elements possess either heaviness or lightness. According to Aristotle, positive levity (referring to the supposed intrinsic lightness of bodies that allows them to rise rather than fall in a natural state) is a quality of air and re. Earth and water, on the other hand, contain a gravity that impels them towards their natural place at the centre of the earth. Borelli makes it clear from the outset of this second book that he is determined to dispel these views" (Boschiero). "Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, while embracing the doctrine of corpuscles in motion ..., uniquely sought to constrain it by means of mathematics. In De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus he was concerned 'to show that all events in the world of body are up for explanation by the force of heaviness only, if only one attributes fitting shapes to the particles of bodies, so that the force of heaviness, directed toward the center of the Earth, compels them according to mechanical laws [i.e., those of statics] to move in other directions, too, depending on circumstance. He therefore regards the corpuscles as machines, which are moved by the force yet determined as to direction by their construction. Since the only driving force is thus the pressure of bodies upon others and themselves, he conceives of the totality of movements on Earth as a problem in hydrostatics'" (Cohen, pp. 393-4). "Borelli's analysis of the collision of elastic bodies relies on a notion of the spring-like and machine-like properties of some parts of nature. For example, air particles impact upon each other, transmitting a motive virtue one upon the other that is maintained through the compressive properties of these corpuscles. In other words, each corpuscle of air, when impacted, compresses, moves as a result of its attained motive virtue and recoils in order to re-acquire its lost space before impacting onto another particle. In such an environment, less dense particles of re, with their own shapes and properties inconsistent with those of air, are pushed upwards. Thus, Borelli debunks Aristotle's theory of positive levity, which attributes motion only to intrinsic qualities of nature rather than extrinsic forces proportional to elastic properties of corpuscles. To illustrate his point, on several occasions Borelli discusses the 'structure of air': It is . . . reasonable to assign to the particles of air a structure which forces them to unfold when they are constricted against their natural requirement. We understand this if we conceive that the substance of air consists of countless juxtaposed small machines. Then we clearly perceive that an elastic virtue can be found in this aggregate since the small machines attempt at dilating after being compressed (Prop. XCCIII). "After covering further ground with the description of theories and experiments to do with the vacuum, the Torricellian tube and the freezing process of liquids, Borelli reaches his conclusions reminding his readers of the nal destination of this project: This is enough on the motions resulting from the innate force of gravity. We indeed do not consider extending further these preliminaries nor delaying the edition of the main argument on the movements of animals longer (Prop. CCLXXVII)" (Boschiero). Born in Naples, Giovanni Borelli (1608-79) studied mathematics at Rome under Benedetto Castelli. Sometime before 1640 he was appointed professor of mathematics at Messina. In the early 1640s, he met Galileo in Florence. In 1656 Borelli was appointed to the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa, a post previously held by Galileo. It was in Pisa that Borelli met the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi; the two men became founder members of the short-lived Accademia del Cimento. Motivated by Malpighi's own studies, Borelli began his first investigations into the science of animal movement. This began an interest that would continue for the rest of his life, eventually earning him the title of the Father of Biomechanics. In May 1665, Cardinal Michelangelo Ricci, Roman correspondent and adviser to the Tuscan Court, wrote to Prince Leopoldo de Medici, the patron of the Cimento, encouraging Borelli to apply himself to the composition of a treatise on motion. Borelli's initial response was that he was instead concentrating on a treatise on anatomy, but, seemingly at Ricci's insistence, Borelli eventually agreed, the result being the two works De vi percussionis and De motionibus naturalibus. Both works were composed, or at least drafted, before his departure from the Medici court in 1667, when he returned to Messina. At this point the Cimento effectively ceased to function, even though it apparently was not formally dissolved, and even though Prince, now Cardinal, Leopold continued to direct some experimental work until he died in 1675. "On the way [to Messina, Borelli] passed through Rome and stopped for the summer in Naples. While there he was the guest of the Investiganti for whom he repeated many of the experiments he had performed at the Cimento. And he also repeated for his own edification some work that the Investiganti had accomplished independently. As a result of this visit, Concublet provided for the publication of De motionibus naturalibus, for which Borelli reciprocated by writing a warm dedication to him" (DSB). The Accademia degli Investiganti was founded in 1663 by Leonardo di Capua, under the patronage of Andrea Concublet, Marquis of Arena. DSB II.306-14; Carli-Favaro 78 (329); Cinti 291 (147); De Caro 54; Krivatsy 1577; Riccardi I.159-60; Roberts and Trent p. 42; Wolf, History of science, technology, and philosophy I pp. 58-60. L. Boschiero, Introduction to Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Natural Motions Resulting from Gravity, P. Maquet (tr.), 2015; H. F. Cohen, How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th Century Breakthrough, 2014. 4to (220 x 160 mm), pp [8], 566, [6], title ruled in red, contemporary vellum over wooden boards, manuscript lettering to spine, fresh and crisp throughout. Very rare in such fine condition.

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         HISTOIRE ET VOYAGE DE LA TERRE-SAINTE, OU TOUT CE QU'IL Y A DE PLUS REMARQUABLE DANS LES SAINTS LIEUX, EST TRÈS-EXACTEMENT DÉCRIT.

      Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier 1670 - GOUJON (JACQUES-FLORENT). HISTOIRE ET VOYAGE DE LA TERRE-SAINTE, OU TOUT CE QU'IL Y A DE PLUS REMARQUABLE DANS LES SAINTS LIEUX, EST TRÈS-EXACTEMENT DÉCRIT. Lyon, Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier, 1670. In-4° (240x185mm), 6ff.-358pp.-5ff.-16 planches, 1 carte dépliante: demi-cuir de Russie, dos à nerfs, reliure du XIXe siècle. EDITION ORIGINALE. Jacques Goujon (1621-1693) avait exercé le commerce de la fourrure avant de devenir religieux de l'observance de Saint François. Il fit deux voyages en Terre Sainte en 1636 et 1666 qui lui donnèrent la matière de ce livre ou il propose une histoire et une description de cette région du monde à travers 23 visites dont les dernières sont consacrées à l'Egypte. L'édition est illustrée d'une carte dépliante de la Terre Sainte déssinée par Gajon, ainsi que de 16 planches dépliantes (ancienne est nouvelle Jérusalem, plans de l'Eglise du Saint Sépulcre, plan de l'Eglise de Bethleem, etc.). Légers accrocs aux coiffes. Rousseurs. Restauration sur une carte, derniers feuillets abîmés sans atteinte au texte, déchirure à une carte, taches brunes, coins effilochés sur 7 pages, cartes et planches renforcés. Précieux témoignage de l'industrie de la pêche en Gaspesie et en Acadie au XVIIe siècle. First edition of this work, Jacques Goujon (1621-1693) was a Franciscan friar who took part in crusade of 1636 and upon his return to France he recorded his travels. The plates are based on the author's original drawings with 16 folding plates and a folding map of the Holy land. few pages at the end of the volume with a little paper in the corner missing not affecting the text, bound in half calf 19th century. (REF: P1-4B) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Het Gezantschap Der neêrlandtsche oost-indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China [.].

      Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1670. - Folio. 2 Teile in einem Band. Kupfertitel, Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, 2 Wappenkupfertafelf, 2 Bll. Widm., 208; 258 SS., 5 Bll., mit 111 Textkupf., 1 gef. kupferkte., 35 dpblgr. kupfertaf. Ldr. mit rücken- u. Deckelblindpr., rfil. u. rsch. Zweite holländische Ausgabe (vorher: 1665) dieser Beschreibung der 1655-57 stattgefundenen Gesandschaftsreise v. Peter de Goyer u. Jacob de keyzer, mit allgemeiner Landesbeschreibung v. China in Tl. 2. Die Kupfer mit Ansichten (darunter Batavia, Kanton, Macao, Nanking u. Peking), Plänen, Trachten, Pflanzen, Tieren usw. - "the Dutch being at the height of their power, having supplanted the Portuguese, desired to gain access to China and a portion of the Chinese trade. After much opposition the Government suc-ceeded in sending merchants to try the pulse of the Chinese at Canton. upon their report it was determined to despatch ambassadors from Batavia to the Court of Peking to solicit liberty to trade. this is the embassy written up by nieuhoff, who was steward to the ambassadors" (Cox). - Die Zusammenstellung der Tafeln variiert v. Exemplar zu Exemplar. Vorliegendes enthält 2 im Tafelverzeichnis nicht genannte Wappenkupfertafeln, jedoch nicht das dort ebenfalls ungenannte Porträt, ferner fehlt die Tafel "Paolinxi". kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, anfangs u. am Ende unwesentliche Randmängel, die Karte knitterig, wasserfl. u. mit hinterlegten Einrissen. Cat. Nederl. Hist. Scheepvart Mus. 499; Cordier, BS 2345; Graesse iV, 675; Tiele 800; vgl. Boucher de la Richarderie V, 297, Cox i, 325 u. Henze iii, 612. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Relation of the Coasts of Africk called Guinee With A Description of the Countreys Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of the productions of the Earth and the Merchandise and Commodities it affords with some historical Observations upon the coasts Being collected in a Voyage by the Sieur Villault Escuyer Sieur de Bellefond in the years 1666 and 1667

      First  English edition. 12mo. Later vellum. [x], 280pp. London, John Starkey,

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         Ducatus Slesvicensis,

      - Kobberstukket kort over hertugdømmet Slesvig. Frederik de Witt, Amsterdam c. 1670. 49x57 cm. Med brede margener. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med titelkartouche og kobberstukket våbenskjold. Med passepartout i nyere gylden metalramme. * Stateligt og særdeles dekorativt kort over hele Sønderjylland eller Hertudømmet Slesvig, som landet mellem Kongeåen og Ejderen kaldtes siden middelalderen. Kortet trækker på Johannes Mejers kort fra Caspar Danckwerths atlas fra 1652. Her er møjsommeligt og detaljeret gjort rede for Vadehavet og marsken med de mange lumske grunde og sejlbare kanaler. Kortet omfatter også Helgoland.

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         ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      - London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most

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         Proprium sanctorum canonicorum regularium S. Augustini jussu & authoritate reverendissimi, ac celsissimi principis. Burghausen, J. J. Luzenberger 1740. Gr. 8°. 3 Bll., 415 S., 4 Bll., mit Wappenkupfer als Frontispiz, Goldschnitt, Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Filete u. Eckfleurons auf den Deckeln.

      - Sehr seltener Druck aus Burghausen (über KVK nur 1 Exemplar in der Dombibliothek Freising nachweisbar).- Durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt.- Die besonderen Messen an den Heiligenfesten der Augustiner herausgegeben von Cajetan Anton Freiherr Notthafft von Weißenstein (* 23. Juni 1670 auf der Burg Marquartstein; ? 4. Juli 1752 in Berchtesgaden). Er war von 1732 bis 1751 Fürstpropst der Fürstpropstei Berchtesgaden. Das Frontispiz mit seinem Wappen.- Johann Jakob Lutzenberger (* unbekannt; ? 1745 in Burghausen) eröffnete ca. 1734 die erste Buchdruckerei in Burghausen.- Nur gering fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, insges. schönes Exemplar.

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         Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de libris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti V.C. & observationibus D. P. de Fermat. Accessit Doctrinae Analyticae inventum novum, collectum ex variis eiusdem D. de Fermat epistolis.

      Toulouse, Bernard Bosc, 1670 - Folio (335 x 222 mm), pp [xii] 64; 341 [recte 343] [1] 48, with engraved vignette on title and two engraved headpieces; outer margin of title and first first leaf of dedication slightly frayed, some marginal waterstaining on a few initial gatherings, some occasional light browning as often with this title, nonetheless a crisp copy in contemporary vellum.First edition of Fermat's annotated Diophantus, containing his celebrated last theorem, the most famous problem in mathematics and unsolved for over 325 years until its solution a few years ago. 'Fermat was the first European to make extensive contributions to the theory of numbers, taking up the challenge in number theory posed in Diophantus's Arithmetica. Fermat owned a copy of the Greek editio princeps of Diophantus's work (1621), edited and annotated by Claude Bachet de Méziriac and published with Xylander's Latin translation; Fermat often took issue with Bachet's statements, writing his own results for the most part in the margins of his copy. Five years after Fermat's death [in 1665], his son Claude-Samuel published a second edition of Bachet's Diophantus [the above], adding to it his father's marginal notes; these included the famous note stating the still-unproved "theorem" regarding the impossibility of finding a positive integer n > 2 for which the equation xn + yn = zn holds true for the positive integers x, y, and z. Fermat claimed in his note to have discovered a "very wonderful demonstration" (demonstratio sane mirabilis) of this theorem that the margin was too narrow to contain, a claim that has tantalized mathematicians ever since. The remainder of Fermat's notes contained a large number of theorems on the theory of numbers, only one of which he himself proved; the rest were proven in the eighteenth century' (Norman catalogue).Of course since the above was written Fermat's theorem has been proved by Andrew Wiles, with the collaboration of several other mathematicians.The collation of this copy agrees with Norman and several other copies recorded. However, a very few copies contain a portrait, and occasionally an errata leaf, both of which appear to have been issued later as witnessed by the number of copies in their original bindings, as this one, with no evidence of removal.The famous theorem occurs on p 61 (H3 recto).Provenance: two inscriptions on title, 'Giuse Spirito' and 'Antonio Cosintino'Norman 777; Parkinson p 111

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         Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de numeris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti V.C. & observationibus D.P. de Fermat senatoris Tolosani. Fermat’s Last Theorem

      Bernard Bosc, Toulouse 1670 - First edition of Fermat’s discoveries in number theory and first printing of his celebrated ‘last theorem’, one of the most famous problems in mathematics and unsolved for over 325 years until its solution in 1995. Norman 777. A Toulouse parlementaire with a passion for numbers, Fermat was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his or any time. He made important discoveries in analytic geometry and algebra, and was the first European to make extensive contributions to the theory of numbers, which he restricted in principle to the domain of integers, establishing it as an independent branch of mathematics. Since most of his work in the realm of number theory remained unpublished in his lifetime and of limited circulation later, "it was neither understood nor appreciated until Euler revived it and initiated the line of continuous research that culminated in the work of Gauss and Kummer in the early nineteenth century. Indeed, many of Fermat’s results are basic elements of number theory today. The importance of Fermat’s work in the theory of numbers lay less in any contribution to contemporary developments in mathematics than in their stimulative effect on later generations" (DSB). His work paved the way notably for the development of the differential calculus.Fermat showed not the slightest interest in publishing his work, which remained confined to his correspondence, personal notes, and to marginal jottings in a copy of the 1621 editio princeps, edited by Claude Bachet, of Diophantus’ Arithmetica. Fermat’s marginalia included not only arguments against some of Bachet’s conclusions, but also new problems inspired by Diophantus. After his death, Fermat’s eldest son Clement-Samuel published in 1670 his father’s marginalia in this new edition. Most famous of the 48 observations by Fermat included here is the tantalizing note that appears on fol. H3r; stating one of the most famous problems in mathematics; the impossibility of finding a positive integer n > 2 for which the equation xn + yn = zn holds true for the positive integers x, y, and z. Fermat noted that he had discovered a ‘truly marvelous demonstration’ of this proposition, but that the margin was too narrow to transcribe it. The proposition, so simple in form, became known as the single most difficult problem in mathematics, and for over 325 years no mathematician succeeded either in disproving it or in finding Fermat’s mysterious proof. In 1995 Andrew Wiles, professor of mathematics at Princeton, who had been obsessed with Fermat’s proposition since the age of 10, completed a 130-page proof of the theorem (first presented in 1993, with a flaw that required revision), using the most advanced techniques of modern mathematics. His achievement was described by fellow mathematicians as the mathematical equivalent ‘of splitting the atom or finding the structure of DNA’ (Simon Singh). Nonetheless, Wiles had had to resort to sophisticated 20th-century techniques not available to Fermat. The exact form of Fermat’s proof, if indeed he had a genuine one, thus remains one of the great unsolved puzzles of mathematics. Folio (350 x 232 mm), contemporary with raised bands and gilt spine label, edges sprinkled in red, pp [12] 64; 341 [i.e., 343, pp 337-343 mispaginated 335-341]; 48. Upper front corner with some chipping and wear, some gatherings with light toning, title page with a small wormhole, inner margin of the first five leaves with a light water stain, in all a fine and entirely untouched copy.

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         Historia delle rivolutioni di Francia, con la continuatione della guerra frà le due corone, con un aggionta d'altri accidenti occorsi in Europa sin'alla pace de'Pirenei, del conte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato.

      In Colonia, Per gl'Eredi di Pietro della Place 1670 - petit in-4 (15 x 23 cm), (18) pp. 1 f.bl. 865 pp., maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, encadrement d'un triple filet doré sur les plats, armes sur les plats, chiffre répété au dos, roulette sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Rare histoire italienne de la Fronde écrite et publiée par un contemporain, l'aventurier natif de Vicence en Vénétie, comte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606-1678) venu à Paris vivre cette période troublée au point d'être naturalisé français en 1653. Historia di Francia parut une première fois en 1655, quand Priorato eut glané de nombreux renseignements auprès du comte de Pagan. Son récit impartial couvre les années 1648 à 1654, les détails sont minutieux, les appréciations parfois contestables (sur Mademoiselle de Montpensier). Militaire, diplomate, enquêteur et historien, Gualdo Priorato publia aussi une histoire du ministère Mazarin (1669, traduite en 1671 préférable selon Lenglet-Dufresnoy à celle d'Aubery) et une relation de la guerre de trente ans qu'il vécut de l'intérieur au service de plusieurs puissances européennes : il combattit les Espagnols avec Maurice de Nassau, fut le premier gentilhomme de la reine Christine de Suède puis conseiller et historiographe de l'empereur Léopold Ier. Superbe et précieux exemplaire de la bibliothèque personnelle du ministre Jean-Baptiste Colbert, avec armes dorées poussées au centre des plats, chiffre JBC poussé dans les entre-nerfs, et mention manuscrite « Bibliothecae Colbertinae » apposée au titre. Comme l'on sait, si les manuscrits composant cette immense collection entrèrent à la Bibliothèque du Roi en 1732 pour la somme de 300.000 livres, les imprimés (au nombre de 50 000.volumes) furent dispersés en 1728 par l'abbé Charles-Eléonor Colbert de Seignelay (il en existe un catalogue en trois volumes). De la bibliothèque d'Alphonse Chassant avec son ex libris monogrammé et la devise « Vita Sine Litteris Mors Est ». Alphonse Chassant (1808-1907), paléographe et historien de l'art, conservateur du Musée d?Evreux publia quelques ouvrages savants d'héraldique et paléographie ; il a rédigé la note bibliographique contrecollée en tête d'exemplaire sur l'histoire de Gualdo qu'il attribuait à tort à Pierre Stockmans. 2 feuillets liminaires (titre, dédicace) anciennement réemmargés, traces de mouillure en fin d'exemplaire, mors légèrement frottés. Graesse, III, 166 ; Bourgeois André, 8683 : « peut être consulté » ; Guigard, 152-154 ; Olivier-Hermal-Roton, 1296-4 et 1296-9. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Lexicon Geographicum in Quo Universi Orbis

      Parissiis - Apud Franciscum Muguet 1670 - Philippus Ferrarius' Lexicon Geographicum. Two volumes bound in one. In the original Latin. This work is a geographical work on the cities of the New World, the regions, provinces and realms. Filippo Ferrari was in Italian Servite monk and scholar. He was a geographer and noted hagiographer. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spine. Evidence of library plate removal to the tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Library plate to the front pastedown, Bishop Philpott's Library Truro. Library shelf number in pencil to the recto of front endpaper. Front free endpaper has a portion missing at the tail of gutter. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Lives of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert

      First Edition. 8vo. (180 x 108mm) pp. [16], 88, 79, [1], 56, 77-140, 104. 4 plates. A8 blank in the Life of Donne. The usual jump in pagination from 56-77 in the Life of Hooker and F2 for H2 and F4 for H4. Each section has a frontispiece portrait and the Lives of Hooker, Wotton and Herbert have individual title pages in addition to the general title page. On page 88 (G4v), at the end of An Elegy on Dr Donne, "Iz. Wee" is printed for Walton's signature. The "-ee" has been altered by hand (possibly by Walton himself) to "-a" so as to read, correctly "Iz. Wa." Bound in the nineteenth century in full blue morocco with gilt decoration and border on upper and lower covers. Five raised bands, six compartments lavishly decorated in gilt. Author and title in gilt in second compartment and place and date of publication in the third compartment. Heavily decorated gilt inner dentelles stamped at the foot of the upper cover "bound by F. Bedford". All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. This is a very fine binding in superb condition with only the very slightest rubbing at the hinges. The contents are in equally good condition. Bookplate of Lord Kennet of the Dene. A beautiful book.This is the first edition of Walton's collected lives of four of the most important of the English poets and divines of the seventeenth century. An earlier version of Walton's Life of Wotton was published as part of "Reliquiæ Wottonianæ" in 1651. Walton's Elegy of Donne was first published in the 1633 edition of Donne's Poems, and the Life in the edition of Donne's LXXX Sermons in 1640. The Life of Hooker was published in 1665 and the Life of George Herbert was first published as a separate work in the same year as this collected edition.

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         TH KERCKRINGII SPICILEGIUM ANATOMICUM

      Titlepage to Kerckring's Anatomy book published in Amsterdam in 1670: 'Spicilegium anatomicum : continens observationum anatomicarum rariorum centuriam unam : nec non osteogeniam foetuum, in qua quid cuique ossiculo singulis accedat mensibus, quidve decedat & in eo per varia immutetur tempora, accuratissimè oculis subjicitur'. A woman is standing with a knife in her hand, in the act of removing the skin from a corpse. Two children in the foreground are offering some spikes to the woman. Signed on the bottom right: 'A. Blotelingh Sculp.' and lettered below: 'AMSTELODAMI, Sumptibus ANDREAE FRISII, MDCLXX.' Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 206 x 146 mm; only state; Hollstein 125; Wess 121

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         Cestriae Comitatus Palatinus, (Praeter Civitatem Cestriae) Continet In Se Oppida Mercatoria XII. Ecclesiasque Parochiales LXXXVI.

      London printed and Sould by J. Overton at ye white house without Newgate [c.1670] - Copper engraved with hand colour 367 x 478 mm A rare, finely engraved map of Cheshire, from a series of maps often referred to as the 'Anonymous Maps'. In the lower left corner of the map, a symbol key is present, inscribed in both Latin and English, and set within a decorative cartouche. A similarly decorative cartouche is featured within the lower right corner, inscribed with the counties hundreds. The small section of sea set to the left of the map is adorned with a sailing ship. Between 1602 and 1603, William Smith anonymously produced a series of twelve county maps; Cheshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Leicester, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. It is likely that Smith was working towards an English county atlas, presumably to be published by Hans Woutneel, a Dutch-born bookseller resident in London. This conclusion has been drawn from Woutneel's name appearing on the county map of Essex. Smith's abandonment of a county atlas has been suggested to be a result of the success of John Speed's 'Theatre'. Each of the twelve maps were designed by Smith, and heavily influenced by maps produced by Christopher Saxton and John Norden. It is likely that Smith's designs were engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam between 1602 and 1603. Hondius was to be later employed by Speed to engrave the plates for his 'Theatre', again supporting the notion that Smith abandoned his atlas due to the competition from Speed. Smith's twelve plates were to reappear in the stock of Peter Stent, who held them between c.1641 and 1665. Stent reissued the maps as loose sheets, and with the addition of his name. This particular state of the maps is extremely scarce. In 1665, John Overton purchased Stent's stock, and went on to publish the maps, having replaced Stent't imprint with his own, in an atlas alongside impressions of Speed and Blaeu maps. The atlas was first published in c.1670, with a total of seven editions being issued, the final of which appeared in c.1755. It was not until 1926 that the series of maps were recognised as a single series, with Heawood noting a uniformity in style, size, and scale. Four of the original manuscript maps - Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Cheshire - were discovered in Holland by R. V. Tooley, which were acquired by the British Museum in 1958. By comparing the manuscript maps to other manuscripts known to have been produced by Smith, as well as the engraved maps, it has been established without doubt that the series of twelve maps are the work of Smith. Skelton 3 and 89. Condition: Vertical centre fold as issued. Creasing to left side of map, running from top of sheet to bottom. Two ink stains, one to centre left, and the other to centre right of sheet, from writing on verso.

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         ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most desirable, valuable and rare when compared to the other translations which were later done in French & German. Seldom found on the market in complete and in very good condition. This has book has been coveted by collectors over the past four centuries. *** BINDING: The book has been rebound at an earlier time. The original dark brown leather covers has been preserved, rebound with light brown calf on all edges and spine. New black leather labels with gold stamped lettering, raised bands, new end papers, now a very solid firm copy with excellent and strong hinges. *** CONDITION: The book is complete with all plates and maps. Quite a good, solid copy, some plates and pages with minor mends using Washi archival paper. The usual mis-pagination [as issued], a complete copy with all text, folding map #1 in facsimile, with and all other original full-size folding and text plates. The pages are clean and bright for the most part an occasional but very minor faint damp stain at the upper right corner of a few pages, and the same at the lower gutter on some pages, else clean and solid. The edges are square and clean with the original pale red speckling as issued. . THE BINDING: The binding has been restored, using full calf leather going around the edges and spine, preserving the old original front & rear covers. The spine as two black leather labels with gold stamped author's name and titles, and gold stamped lines. The front covers also have gold-stamped decorative lines. . This book has a companion which is bound exactly as this title with spine label "Volume I." With title: "AN EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROR OF CHINA, DELIVERED BY THEIR ELCELLCIES PETER DE GOYER, AND JACOB DE KEYZER, AT HIS IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING. " By John NIEUHOFF, London 1671, our book number: 880748, please view it on our website. . *** By and large a very nice copy, we are always overly critical of any flaws in our books. By and large a very good, collectable copy. The usual and occasional minor flaws, by and large a very good copy. Please see scans posted to our website. Please ask questions. *** SCANS: Scans of this and most of our items are posted to our website. Scans of the title page and plates may be from a different copy. Please inquire if you have any questions or requests to see exact copies from this example. *** EXTRA SHIPPING: This is a large and heavy item, appropriate shipping, packing and insurance costs apply. This item will be shipped by Federal, signature required. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: Japan 1052 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol. 1, p. 200, no. 4-10. * ALT JAPAN: Japan 1052 * COX, Edward G. :A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL. p.325 -326 . He describes the second edition published a year later by Ogilby as "exceedingly rare. The plates represent a high-water mark in book illustration of the 17th century." He goes on to call it "...one of the most curious of the numerous works on travel in the Orient during the 17th century. Among the subjects discussed are murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers & necromancers, burning of widows, women-raping by baboons, blood-baths, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, gardens, Japanese wines, whaling in Japan etc." * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldus_Montanus * H. Cordier BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 384-85 . Kress S 1341st . Landwehr VOC 524th . Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, III, pp. 1873-79 . LAURES, Johannes: KIRISHITAN BUNKO, p.498 . WALTER, Lutz.: JAPAN: A Cartographic Vision, 102 *** Color of this and most items are posted to our website. .

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         Natuerlycke astrology; dat is De verthooninge, van de aert, natuer, ende kracht der planeten, aspecten met haer werckinge in ‘s menschen lichaem. Leeuwarden, Gysbert Sybes, 1659.

      Full vellum, browned. 8°, pag.: [20] 220. With two folding tables, a woodcut on the title page and numerous woodcut text illustations. Endpapers worn and waterstained throughout, small wormhole in lower margin, not affecting the text. Extremely rare edition of this curious and interesting tract on astrology by the Frisian surveyor Theodorus Hoen (?-1670), first printed in 1650, also by Gijsbert Sybes in Leeuwarden. The book is divided in two parts, each with 10 chapters. The first part gives a general survey of astrology, the second part is devoted to the prediction of the weather and natural phenomena like earthquakes, thunder and lightning etc. Especially in the first part Hoen displays his astro-medical ideas, as to his opinion astrology was of great importance for medical treatments. The appendix contains many geometrical and mathematical questions. Little is known about Hoen’s biography. From 1632 until his death in 1670 he lived in St. Annaparochie, working as surveyor and mapmaker. Probably he combined his daily, more down-to-earth work with popular astrological predictions and calculations for almanacs. In his Billandts Almanach for the year 1653 he clearly acknowledged the distinction between his two occupations: astronomy and astrology; the first being based on decent geometry and arithmetics, the latter - no less fundamental - focusing on the relation between earth, nature and humanity with the signs of the zodiac and the stars. From 1649 up to 1670 Hoen calculated almanacs, for which he was paid by the provincial authorities. They also rewarded Hoen with the sum of 30 guilders for the present astrological manual, which he had kindly dedicated to the statesmen of Frisia. A-P 8. B0105.

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         ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most desirable, valuable and rare when compared to the other translations which were later done in French & German. Seldom found on the market in complete and in very good condition. This has book has been coveted by collectors over the past four centuries. *** BINDING: The book has been rebound at an earlier time. The original dark brown leather covers has been preserved, rebound with light brown calf on all edges and spine. New black leather labels with gold stamped lettering, raised bands, new end papers, now a very solid firm copy with excellent and strong hinges. *** CONDITION: The book is complete with all plates and maps. Quite a good, solid copy, some plates and pages with minor mends using Washi archival paper. The usual mis-pagination [as issued], a complete copy with all text, folding map #1 in facsimile, with and all other original full-size folding and text plates. The pages are clean and bright for the most part an occasional but very minor faint damp stain at the upper right corner of a few pages, and the same at the lower gutter on some pages, else clean and solid. The edges are square and clean with the original pale red speckling as issued. . THE BINDING: The binding has been restored, using full calf leather going around the edges and spine, preserving the old original front & rear covers. The spine as two black leather labels with gold stamped author's name and titles, and gold stamped lines. The front covers also have gold-stamped decorative lines. . This book has a companion which is bound exactly as this title with spine label "Volume I." With title: "AN EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROR OF CHINA, DELIVERED BY THEIR ELCELLCIES PETER DE GOYER, AND JACOB DE KEYZER, AT HIS IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING. " By John NIEUHOFF, London 1671, our book number: 880748, please view it on our website. . *** By and large a very nice copy, we are always overly critical of any flaws in our books. By and large a very good, collectable copy. The usual and occasional minor flaws, by and large a very good copy. Please see scans posted to our website. Please ask questions. *** SCANS: Scans of this and most of our items are posted to our website. Scans of the title page and plates may be from a different copy. Please inquire if you have any questions or requests to see exact copies from this example. *** EXTRA SHIPPING: This is a large and heavy item, appropriate shipping, packing and insurance costs apply. This item will be shipped by Federal, signature required. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: Japan 1052 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol. 1, p. 200, no. 4-10. * ALT JAPAN: Japan 1052 * COX, Edward G. :A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL. p.325 -326 . He describes the second edition published a year later by Ogilby as "exceedingly rare. The plates represent a high-water mark in book illustration of the 17th century." He goes on to call it "...one of the most curious of the numerous works on travel in the Orient during the 17th century. Among the subjects discussed are murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers & necromancers, burning of widows, women-raping by baboons, blood-baths, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, gardens, Japanese wines, whaling in Japan etc." * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldus_Montanus * H. Cordier BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 384-85 . Kress S 1341st . Landwehr VOC 524th . Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, III, pp. 1873-79 . LAURES, Johannes: KIRISHITAN BUNKO, p.498 . WALTER, Lutz.: JAPAN: A Cartographic Vision, 102 *** Color of this and most items are posted to our website. .

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        Waerachtige historie van 't geslachte, geboorte, leven, bedrijf, gevangenisse, examinatie, bekentenisse, rechters, proceduren, brieven, laatste woorden en doodt van wijlen Heer J. van Olden-barnevelt [...] neffens sijn remonstrantie aen hare Ed. Groot Mog. als mede de sententien van Johan van Olden-barnevelt, Gillis van Ledenbergh, Hugo de Groot en Rombout Hoogerbeets. Amsterdam, J. v.d. Straten, 1669.

      Gebonden in half leer, (18)+616 pag., geillustreerd. C1029."Haitsma Mulier 228 a; Fruin, Verspr. Geschr. VII pag. 470 e.v. Ongeauthoriseerde druk van Van der Straten, volgens een 'waarschouwinge' van Naeranus in de hieronder genoemde druk van 1670, 'vol groote en zinnelooze fouten ... zeer defect en onvolmaakt'. Het boekje is qua formaat en inhoud veel meer op het volk gericht dan de edities uit 1648/1658. Behalve een vereenvoudigde levensgeschiedenis bevat het de woordelijke tekst van de Remonstrantie van Oldenbarnevelt uit 1592 (pp. 182-272) en de Sententies over Oldenbarnevelt, van Ledenberg, de Groot, en Hogerbeets (pp. 521-610).$Het boekje is geillustreerd met de portretten van Oldenbarnevelt, de Groot en Hogerbeets en bevat een uitvouwbare prent van de terechtstelling en een prent van de doodskist van Van Ledenberg aan de galg.$Het boekje is qua inhoud, formaat, doelgroep, illustratie etc. eigenlijk niet meer vergelijkbaar met de publikaties van Naeranus uit 1648/1658."

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