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        Prospectus orientalis Viennae Metropolis Austriae" - Wien Ansicht Gesamtansicht Donau Kupferstich antique print

      original Kupferstich von 1672 von Georg Matthias Vischer aus "Topographia Archiducatus Austriae" - 2 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt - Blattmasse: ca. 37 x 29 cm - teils leicht fleckig, sonst gut erhalten. original copper engraving from 1672 - out of "Topographia Archiducatus Austriae" by Georg Matthias Vischer - 2 views on 1 page - partly slightly stained, otherwise in good condition. Dies ist ein Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! -- This is an original! No copy! - No reprint!

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        Conclave Di Clemente X. Divisio In Sei Discorsi Curiosi Politici This Work Is Bound With: Relatione Succinta Del Governo Della Famosa Corte Di Spagna" And "Arcani Politici Dei 2v

      Per Gli Heredi Del Bassi, Lucerna 1672 - 0 163;123;96 pages pages; Width: 3.25" Height: 5.5", bound in vellum boards with handwritten title on the spine cover. This work is bound with: "Relatione Succinta del Governo Della Famosa Corte di Spagna" and "Arcani Politici dei Prencipi d'Italia in Ville Frnaca 1672." works are adorned with ornaments and decorated capitals. With bright boards that show very mild rubbing. The interior pages show age toning and previous owner inscriptions. Two complete works, both quite scarce. Clean and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Titles of Honor: By the Famous and Learned Antiquary John Selden.

      1672 - London, 1672. 3rd & Best edition. With a Eulogy for Selden by Ben Jonson Selden, John [1584-1654]. Titles of Honor: By the Late Famous and Learned Antiquary John Selden. Carefully Corrected With Additions and Amendments by the Author. London: E. Tyler and R. Holt, 1672. [xxxiv], 756 pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece, woodcut, and a few copperplate, text illustrations. Folio (12" x 9"). Eighteenth-century speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and gilt title, careful repair to joints near head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns, loose, front hinge starting. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light edgewear to a few leaves, very light soiling to title page. $500. * Third and best edition. With a eulogy by Ben Jonson. Selden's great historical work on nobility begins with a general discussion of titles and nobility. The following chapters consider the nobility of ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, the British Isles, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, the Middle East and Asia. The final chapters survey various aspects of ceremony and precedence. First published in 1614, this work went through three editions. The third is the best because it contains substantial additions. More so than prior editions, the text has numerous illustrations of court dress, insignia and maps. English Short-Title Catalogue R218681. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite de Physique.

      1672 - Traité de Physique. Not after 1672, not before 1671. BOUND MANUSCRIPT of the Standard work of the time in physics, created not more than one year after publication of the first book edition. 546 numbered text pages plus 6 pages of content list. The text ist not a word-by-word copy of Rohault's Traité. Devided in 4 chapters, it contains about 70% of the text of the print edition. Since Rohault's textbook was widely used by students of the time, it is likely that the manuscript was created as a teaching aid. It is written in black ink in a neat and accurate hand and contains several illustrations which are also found in the printed version. Bound in contemporary calf, spine with gilt-lettered label, marbled endpapers, old (18th century?) rebacking and leather reinforcement of corners, some rubbing of boards and extremities, single wormhole in upper board. A torn portion of the second leaf of contents is repaired with little loss of text. The text pages are lightly browned with occasional minor spotting and faint dampstaining to first leaves only. The final text leaf is stained and somewhat frayed at fore-margin. Provenance: D. A. Lemaigre (signed and dated 1672 on last page of contents), another (illegible) signature to the final page. Very good condition. ---- The French physicist Rohault was born in Amiens in 1620 and died in Paris in 1675. "In 1671, Jacques Rohault published his Traité de physique, a textbook on physics relying on his weekly conferences held in Paris. A good mathematician and at the same time a curious experimenter, Rohault was one of the main Cartesian figures of his time. Connected to Parisian philosophical circles, Rohault was deeply concerned with the reception of Descartes' philosophical views. He was associated with Claude Clerselier and he encouraged Pierre-Sylvain Régis to spread Cartesianism in Toulouse. Performing experiments and using instruments in his observations, allowed for a very good reception of Rohault's natural philosophy in the late seventeenth century. Thus, his textbook on physics was quickly translated and disseminated across Europe." (M.Dobre, Cartesian Empiricisms, pp. 203-226. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series, AUST, vol. 31). Rohault strongly recommended the use of experiments, discussing them in detail in his textbook. It deals with every part of physics known in his time and he elaborates on optics, mathematical astronomy, the tides, the air, minerals and metals and one of the most important sections is devoted to electric and magnetic phenomena. In 1672 Samuel Clarke translated Rohault's work as System of Natural Philosophy, which was used as a university textbook for more than half a century. With numerous editions, it gained an independent status through its annotations that purported to correct it with reference to the theories of Isaac Newton. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De anima brutorum quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiva est, exercitationes duae. Prior physiologica eiusdem naturam, partes, potentias & affectionis tradit; altera pathologica morbos qui ipsam, & sedem eius primarium, nempe cerebrum & nervosum genus afficiunt, explicat, eorumque therapeias instituit.

      London, William Wells and Robert Scott, 1672 - 4to (202 x 150 mm), pp [lvi, including longitudinal half-title, and errata leaf] 16; 33-565 [recte 563] [11], with eight engraved plates, five of which are folding; a fine copy in contemporary Frech speckled calf, spine elaborately panelled in gilt, speckled edges. First edition, London issue (see below), a fine copy of Willis’s foundation work of neurology (a term coined by him). Willis believed that besides his immortal soul, man had a mortal ‘animal’ soul or spirit that was responsible for physiological and neurological activity and pathology. ‘The corporeal, or “brutish,” soul consists of two parts: one lodged in the blood is responsible for vital functions, the other located in the nervous system is responsible for functions of actions and sensation. In explaining the functions of the sensitive soul, he recapitulated many of the neurophysiological concepts first introduced in Cerebri anatome, especially those of localization, and extended these to invertebrates with some of the first detailed dissections of the earthworm, oyster, and lobster. ‘As with previous books, Willis was not satisfied with anatomical investigation and speculative interpretation. He goes on to argue, with the aid of extensive case histories and numerous postmortems how a broad range of disorders are due to derangement of the neural portion of the corporeal soul. Sleeping and waking, headache, lethargy, narcolepsy, coma, nightmare, vertigo, apoplexy, delirium, frenzy, and paralysis – all are of neurological, rather than supernatural or humoral, origins. Willis, a member of Robert Boyle’s Oxford circle of scientists, was a follower of William Harvey. Along with Thomas Lower he began in 1661 a series of dissections of the brain and conducted a programme of investigative anatomy, far in advance of anything done before. His resulting works, Cerebri anatome (1664) and De anima brutorum (1672), were the ‘the first comprehensive books on the brain and nervous system to be published in Europe. The first edition of De anima brutorum was simultaneously issued in quarto format with two different imprints, one being the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford for Richard Davis, and the second being, as here, London, published by William Wells and Robert Scott. There is no priority to either issue. The titles are, apart from imprint, identical in setting. Neither is a cancel. The Oxford issue contains (usually), on a separate unsigned leaf, an Imprimatur dated December 1, 1671, for the college; this of course did not apply outside Oxford and was therefore not required for the London issue. Further variations between the two issues also occur in the presence or absence of ‘A catalogue of some Books Printed for, and to be sold by Richard Davis in Oxford’ comprising five pages of catalogue and one blank at the end of the book. This is usually but not always present in the Oxford issue and, oddly, in a few copies of the London, but is generally absent from the latter. So far I have identified five variants of the two issues; the work deserves further bibliographical scrutiny. To add to the bibliographical confusion, the work was reprinted in octavo format the same year, with different pagination, and issued also both in Oxford and London by both Davis and Wells and Scott. This octavo edition is sometimes erroneously described as an ‘octavo issue’, but is in fact a second edition. Provenance:Jean Bailly M.D., with ownership inscription on p 1 dated 1674 and extensive marginal commentary in his hand, referring to his clinical experience, in the chapter dealing with encephalitis; signature ‘[?Jean-Baptiste] Bouthier de Rochefort’ on title and imprimatur leaf Wing W2827; Garrison and Morton (online) 1544, 4513, 4730, 4793, 4919, 4966; Hunter and Macalpine pp 187-192; Krivatsy 13015; Norman 2245 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’Harmonie céleste découvrant les diverses dispositions de la nature, ouvrage physique et mathématique nécessaire à toutes sortes de gens pour discerner les erreurs de Mr. Descartes

      Jean d’Houry, Laurent Rondet, Thomas Moette, Paris 1672 - Pleine basane de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs portant le titre doré. Un volume in-8 (179x113 mm), (24)-351-(3) pages Reliure frottée, dorures estompées, petits manques au bas du dos, coins abîmés. Édition originale, illustrée de trois bois in texte. Ce curieux traité d'astrologie médicale, comprends quatre livres : des influences des astres, des formes communes et particulières des maladies, du prognostic, des remèdes spécifiques selon les influences des astres Caillet [II, 3855 : "Traité rare d'astrologie"], Dorbon [1610 (ed. 1674) : "très rare ouvrage"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments lettered in gilt. 8vo (179x113 mm), (24)-351-(3) pages Binding rubbed, tail of spine chipped. Corners bumped First edition, with three woodcuts in text. Curious work on medical astrology. Fayol explains, the influences of the stars, the forms of disease, prognosis, and specific remedies depending on influences of the stars. Caillet [II, 3855 : "Traité rare d'astrologie"], Dorbon [1610 (ed. 1674) : "très rare ouvrage"] In 8 / 8vo 436g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traite de Physique.

      1672. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Traité de Physique. Not after 1672, not before 1671. BOUND MANUSCRIPT of the Standard work of the time in physics, created not more than one year after publication of the first book edition. 546 numbered text pages plus 6 pages of content list. The text ist not a word-by-word copy of Rohault's Traité. Devided in 4 chapters, it contains about 70% of the text of the print edition. Since Rohault's textbook was widely used by students of the time, it is likely that the manuscript was created as a teaching aid. It is written in black ink in a neat and accurate hand and contains several illustrations which are also found in the printed version. Bound in contemporary calf, spine with gilt-lettered label, marbled endpapers, old (18th century?) rebacking and leather reinforcement of corners, some rubbing of boards and extremities, single wormhole in upper board. A torn portion of the second leaf of contents is repaired with little loss of text. The text pages are lightly browned with occasional minor spotting and faint dampstaining to first leaves only. The final text leaf is stained and somewhat frayed at fore-margin. Provenance: D. A. Lemaigre (signed and dated 1672 on last page of contents), another (illegible) signature to the final page. Very good condition. ---- The French physicist Rohault was born in Amiens in 1620 and died in Paris in 1675. "In 1671, Jacques Rohault published his Traité de physique, a textbook on physics relying on his weekly conferences held in Paris. A good mathematician and at the same time a curious experimenter, Rohault was one of the main Cartesian figures of his time. Connected to Parisian philosophical circles, Rohault was deeply concerned with the reception of Descartes' philosophical views. He was associated with Claude Clerselier and he encouraged Pierre-Sylvain Régis to spread Cartesianism in Toulouse. Performing experiments and using instruments in his observations, allowed for a very good reception of Rohault's natural philosophy in the late seventeenth century. Thus, his textbook on physics was quickly translated and disseminated across Europe." (M.Dobre, Cartesian Empiricisms, pp. 203-226. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series, AUST, vol. 31). Rohault strongly recommended the use of experiments, discussing them in detail in his textbook. It deals with every part of physics known in his time and he elaborates on optics, mathematical astronomy, the tides, the air, minerals and metals and one of the most important sections is devoted to electric and magnetic phenomena. In 1672 Samuel Clarke translated Rohault's work as System of Natural Philosophy, which was used as a university textbook for more than half a century. With numerous editions, it gained an independent status through its annotations that purported to correct it with reference to the theories of Isaac Newton. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Neues Büchlein Von der Höflichkeit, Welche unter fürnehmen und Ehrliebenden Leuten in Frankreich gebräuchlich ist. Nouveau traité de la civilité, qui se pratique en France, parmi les honnestes gens.

      Heidelberg, Johann Peter Zubrod, 1672. 12°. Mit einer wiederh. gest. Titelvignette. 195 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Deutsch-französische Parallelausgabe. - Mit 19 Kapiteln „An einen Edelmann vom Land“ wie „Wie man sich bey einer Gesellschafft verhalten soll“, „Was man über Taffel in acht nehmen soll“, „Was man im Spiel beobachten soll“, „Was bey dem Tanz in acht zu nehmen“, „Ob man singen oder auf Instrumenten spielen sol“, „Was man auf der Reyse, in Kutschen, zu Pferd, oder auf der Jagt beobachten sol“ u.a. - Einband berieben, bestoßen, etw. fleckig u. mit einigen Wurmspuren. Rücken alt mit Papier überklebt. Etw. knapp beschnitten, gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - VD17, 12:641358X; nicht bei Hayn/G. u. Fromm. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Courtin, Neues Büchlein Von der Höflichkeit, Welche unter fürnehmen und Ehrliebenden Leuten in Frankreich gebräuchlich ist. Nouveau traité de la civilité, qui se pratique en France, parmi les honnestes gens, Jagd, Benehmen, Knigge, Benimmbuch, Benimmbücher, Anstandsbuch, Anstandsbücher, Anstandsliteratur, Pädagogik

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        Bel ensemble de documents anciens sur le Tarn.

      - 16 divers Divers 1672-1927 bon - [Jean Jaurès]. Jacques Villeneuve (1865/1933), sculpteur. Photographie de sa grande sculpture de Jaurès, dédicacée à Claude Sylvestre, et datée Paris, 15 janvier 1927. Avec une invitation à l'exposition de ses oeuvres (1928). - Grande affiche début XIXe : « Ecole secondaire de Gaillac [.]. Exercice littéraire [.] ». 52 x 39 cm. Brunissures. - Dom Despaulx, directeur du Collège de Sorèze. Reçu pour la pension de deux élèves. Sorèze, 1780. - [Eaux minérales]. Lettre de Figuières à M. Séguier à Puylaurens. 2 pp. in-4. Paris, 25 octobre 1763. Sur le privilège qu'il tente d'obtenir « pour la vente des eaux minérales dans le diocèse de Lavaur ou tout au moins dans les villes de Puylaurens et Revel [.] ». - 7 lettres de personnalités du Tarn, pour le renouvellement de leur abonnement au Figaro (1864-1868). - Gravure du XIXe de Sainte-Cécile d'Albi. - Extrait des registres du Conseil d'Etat concernant l'octroi à Pierre Darbassan de la justice haute, moyenne et basse et les droits seigneuriaux du lieu de Morlens. 2 pp. ½ in-folio. Parchemin. 1672. - Lettre d'affaires de Sainger, de Rabastens. 1727, 2 pp. in-4. - Jean-Jacques Puech de Fontblanc, prêtre et chanoine à Castres. L.A.S. à son cousin. Albi, 21 novembre 1763. Evoque les dégâts causés par la grêle et « l'inondation des eaux », son séjour à Albi « bien plus gracieux que celuy de Castres à tous les égards, et surtout pour des gens de notre état », donnant des nouvelles des notabilités locales et de sa famille.

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        The Court of the Gentiles: or A Discourse touching the Original of Human Literature, both Philologie and Philosophie, from the Scriptures & Jewish Churcg . Part I [-IV].

      various printers -77 1672 - 4 parts in 2 vols., opening leaves of second vol. water damaged, with fairly significant loss to preliminary leaves, laminated and repaired as far as possible, pp. [xxxvi], 85, [3, blank], 152, 115; [xliv], 512; [xxiv, the last 2 blank], 238, [1]; [x], 14, [16], 528, 1], [5, rectos only, the MS additions] 4to, near uniform contemporary panelled calf, the second vol. rebacked preserving original spine, new headbands, both vols. with recent red labels . Second editions of Parts I & II, FIRST EDITIONS of Parts III & IV. 'Gale's reputation as one of the great savants of his time rested on his monumental The Court of the Gentiles, published in four parts and four volumes between 1669 and 1678, with revised editions of various portions of it appearing in 1672, 1676, and 1682. This learned work was inspired by Gale's reading of Hugo Grotius, and argued, especially on the basis of philological evidence, that all truth and knowledge had been derived from the ancient Jews, the gentiles having (metaphorically) resorted to the court of the gentiles in the Jewish temple for it . The recommendation and presentation of Platonism in the latter part of The Court of the Gentiles was another purpose of this work. True philosophy, Gale thought, went back to Adam's naming of things under God's direction, which established correspondences between the essences of things and their names, all the arts and sciences being originally in the divine mind and then communicated through Hebrew, the primordial language. Gale considered his to be a reformed Platonism, for true philosophy had been corrupted by the sin of pride, and needed to be cleansed of many errors, especially those that had crept in through Aristotle, the Gnostics, and the medieval scholastics. Gale's Platonism paralleled the revival of Platonism among the Cambridge Platonists and such fellow protestant dissenters as John Howe, although he criticized the latter for being insufficiently predestinarian. Modern philosophers such as Descartes and Gassendi, Gale thought were mere imitators of Plato' (ODNB). Though sadly defective at the beginning of Part III, this is more than compensated for by the MS additions at the end. 'Some additions taken from ye author's own Copy wch were designd for ye press yet could not be licenced referd to their proper places. by B. Fuller'. The first owner signs the fly-leaf in vol. i 'H.W. / Æ. C. A. / 1695'. This has been crossed out, not much later by B. Fuller, who paid 6 shillings for the 2 volumes. The 'by B. Fuller' at the head of the MS doesn't to quite tally with this at the end : 'This I rec'd from Mr. Ridgly who had it from old Sr John Harlop, who rec'd it from Mr. Gale, the author (1727) NB B. Fuller was a Pupil to Dr. Ridgley.' The additions cover a wide range of topics, from pagan influences on Christianity and its festivals, to early church history. The last paragraph begins: 'But to conclude this section, yet much of our English Hierarchy, Universities, Degrees, habits, and other appendant of Prelacy [?had] original from our old Druids, their hierarchy, Discipline, Institutes, Degrees, & other privileges will [?easily] to any that shall draw the parallel.' The same is 'proved' for the Papacy. (ESTC R1077; R2140; R10994; R25438)

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        Antonii Augustini Archiepiscopi Tarraconensis Dialogorum libri duo de emendatione Gratiani / Stephanus Baluzius Tutelensis emendavit, notis illustravit, & novas emendationes adjecit ad Gratianum.

      Parisiis : excudebat Franciscus Muguetus ., 1672 - pp: [56],660; title-page woodcut device; a few head and tail pieces and ornate initial letters; 12mo (116mm X 177mm). Probable contemporary binding, though full leather binding has fallen away, leaving boards fully exposed. Leather from front board still present, but exists as a separate piece and is yapped with corner and border tooled decorations. Text-block has red-speckled edges. Boards however, are sturdy and securely held by their chords, and text block is also sturdy too. Leaves are clean and crisp leaves - a few turned corners - and while the text-block has been trimmed, the lower and fore-edges still have generous margins, and upper edge has been trimmed to approx. 10mm. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pharmacopoeia Augustana reformata cum ejus mantissa & appendice, simul cum animadversionibus. - (Und:) Pharmacopoeia regia seu dispensatorium novum locupletatum & absolutum, annexâ etiam mantissa spagyrica. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Dordrecht Caimax 1672 - (21,5 x 16 cm). 16, 876 (36) S. Mit mitpaginiertem gestochenem Titel, 4 Textkupfern und 1 Holzschnitt. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Appendix ad animadversiones in pharmacopoeiam augustanam. Ebendort. 1672. (8) 66 (2) S. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Discursus apologeticus. adversus Hippocratem chymicum Ottonis Tachenii. Ebendort. 1672. (8) 239 S. Pergamentband der Zeit. Seltene Ausgabe der von Zwelfer verfassten Schriften. - Zwelfer (1618-1668) "hat sich um die Pharmakologie dadurch erhebliche Verdienste erworben, dass er den Kampf gegen die Verwendung menschlicher Leichentheile, namentlich von Mumien, in der Pharmakopoe wieder aufgenommen hat" (Hirsch). - Zu I und II: Hier die beiden Hauptwerke Zwelfers, seine "Animadversiones." und die von ihm verfasste "Pharmacopoeia regia". Mit seinen "Animadversiones." verfasst er den ersten wirklichen und sich großer Beliebtheit erfreuenden Kommentar zu einer Pharmakopöe. Die Abbildungen in der "Pharmacopoeia regia" zeigen chemische Apparaturen sowie eine Schaumünze, die Kaiser Ferdinand II. aus dem vermeintlichen Gold prägen ließ, das der Alchemist Richthausen bei einer angeblich gelungenen Transmutation gewonnen hat. - Zu III: Der "Discursus." ist eine Streitschrift gegen Otto Trachenius und dessen Schrift "Hippocrates chymicus". Trachenius gibt das von ihm gefundene "Vipernsalz" als Geheimmittel aus und verdient damit viel Geld. Dies bringt ihm die Anklage und Gegnerschaft des bedeutenden Hamburger Arztes H. Dietrich und von J. Zwelfer ein. - Gestochener Titel mit kleiner hinterlegter Fehlstelle. Rechte untere Ecke mit leichtem Wasserrand. Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, sonst wohlerhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 1055; Ferchl 598; Hein/Schwarz II, 787; Scherer, Literatura Pharmacopoearum 418d

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        Lijk-predikan wijdh ehreborne/ wälwijse och wijdtförfarne/ nu hoos gudh salige/ hr. Truls Kohres/ fordom förnähm och wälförtiente rådh-mans uthi kongl. residentz och hufwudstaden Stockholm hederliga jordafärd/ hållen uthi Stoore kyrckian/ den 18 aug. anno 1672 för tå närwarande förnähmliga försambling.

      Sthlm, N. Wankijff, (1672). 4:o. 94 s. Texten inom tryckt ramverk. Prydligt klbd från 1900-talets början med guldlinjerad rygg (Carl Lund, Köping). Stänkta snitt. Enstaka småfläckar. Titelbladet lite solkigt och med svaga spår av bläck på den blanka baksidan samt lagat i nedre marginalen. Liten fläck i ramverket på s. 61. Sista bladet solkigt och med liten reva. Med Gustaf Elgenstiernas guldpressade pärmexlibris. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9470. Med personalia på sidorna 68-84. På sidorna 85-94 är dikten "Hela wärldens pilgrims-färd/ widh [...] Truls Kohres/ wälprydde jordsättnings-dagh" av "Johan Elasson" avtryckt. Bakom denna pseudonym döljer sig Lasse Lucidor enligt "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon". Den vittbereste Truls Kåhre (1600-72) verkade i sin ungdom som "musico eller basunist" i Stockholm varefter han antogs som informator till riksrådet Matthias Soops söner. Kåhre påbörjade 1641 en lång och äventyrlig resa som gick via Holland, Portugal, Marocko, Spanien, Italien, Malta, Turkiet, Syrien och Mellanöstern, Irak, Egypten, arabiska halvön, Grekland, Frankrike m.fl. länder innan han återvände till Stockholm på julafton 1645. Uppgifterna i personalierna är den enda i samtiden tryckta relationen av denna resa. Lucidors gravskrift ger, vid sidan av många geografiska namn, proportion till all världslig strävan och storhet: "Then hela wärlden förr tykt nästan alt för trång/ åt then är thenna plass (trij ahlnar jord) för lång". Gustaf Elgenstierna (1871-1948) var posttjänsteman, genealog och en tid bokauktionskommissarie i Stockholm. Mest känd är han för "Den introducerade svenska adelns ättartavlor" som utkom i nio volymer 1925-36. Han hade ett mycket omfattande bibliotek, inte minst rörande svensk genealogi och personhistoria, vilket såldes på auktion 1955.

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        Memorie imprese, e ritratti de' signori Accademici Gelati di Bologna raccolte nel principato del signor conte Valerio Zani il Ritardato

      per li Manolessi, 1672. In 4°, 22 cm, rilegatura coeva in cartone "alla rustica". p. (24), 52, (4), 53-176 p, 181-184 c, 185-272 p, 273-278 c, 279-280 (i.e. 284, 2) p, 281-406, (2). Bella antiporta calcografica con un portico, degli alberi spogli (motivo dello stemma dell'Accademia dei Gelati) e in lontananza la veduta della città; ritratto del dedicatario, il cardinale Francesco Barberini, inciso da Hubert van Otteren al retro del frontespizio. Impresa dell'Accademia dei Gelati incisa da Lorenzo Tinti su disegno di Agostino Carracci. 31 ritratti e 68 stemmi degli accademici gelati descritti; iniziali e finalini decorati e incisi per ogni descrizione. Per il nome dell'autore cfr. Melzi, II, p. 183. Edizione originale, cfr. Autori italiani del Seicento, III, n. 3621. A cura di Giovanni Battista Capponi, il cui nome figura nella prefazione, testo incorniciato. Alcuni errori di impaginazione, ma esemplare completo di tutte le sue parti. Macchietta tipografica a una carta con perdita di una parola. Bello e fresco esemplare

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        De Arte Gymnastica. Libri Sex: in Quibus Exercitationum Omnium Vetustarum Genera, Ioca, Modi, Facultates, & Quidquid Denique Ad Corporis Humani Exercitationes Pertinet Diligenter Explicatur. Editio Novissima, Aucta, Emendata & Figuris Authenticis .

      Andreae Frisii, Amstelodami Amsterdam 1672 - Muy bello Frontis grabado - Portada grabada - 3 hojas - 387 pp. - 20 hojas y 7 láminas, 5 de ellas dobles. También el texto ilustrado con 29 grabados, muchos a plena página. Ejemplar completo, pero a tener en cuenta: lomera algo cansada - papel con algo de mácula y los grabados grandes abiertos un poco por el pliegue. Size: 23 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La fortification du Sieur Antoine de Ville, ou l'ingenieur parfait. [Les Fortifications du Chevalier Antoine de Ville].

      Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang & Paris, Henry et Theod' Boom, 1672.. Octavo. Pp. (12), 381, (19). Plus allegorical second title-page as frontispiece, engraved on copper, dated 1675. With a total of 54 etched illustrations and folding plates, numbered 1-53, skipping no. 28 as issued, with plate 1b included, plus one unnumbered plate. Decorative initials and tail-pieces, device to title-page. Side notes, extended index. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full cat's paw calf, spine with 6 compartments between raised bands, gilt decorated and lettered, red sprinkled edges; worn dried-out leather on spine neatly restored, gilt rubbed-off, extensive contemporary annotations in old hand to paste-downs. In a very good condition. Strong binding, fine and clean interior, all plates in excellent state of preservation. ~ The present Amsterdam 1672 edition, based on the Paris 1666 edition, was the last one to appear. In this famous work de Ville (1596-1656, possibly 1657 or 1658) concentrates on basic designs as starting point for detailed examination of practical questions, showing how established principles have to be adapted to the practical exigencies of any actual site. He discusses in detail matters such as length of line defense, length of flanks, casemates, size of the bastions, etc. Doing this, he quotes continually from existing practice, acknowledging this as a a matter of fact. Noteworthy, de Ville himself produced the fine, clear illustrations for the book. "Antoine de Ville, der 1596 zu Toulouse geboren, gegen die Hugenotten, wie im dreißigjährigen Kriege focht und mit 32 Jahren einen Traité de Fortification (Lyon 1628) herausgab. Diese Arbeit erhob nicht den Anspruch, eine neue Manier zu bieten, wohl aber und mit Recht den, die üblichen Formen und gute Beobachtungen eines Praktikers festzustellen. Denn so jung der Verfasser auch war: er hatte bereits wichtigen Belagerungen beigewohnt und viel gesehen." - Jähns, 1107. See also: Jean-Denis Lepage, "Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV: An Illustrated History of Fortifications and Strategies". ~ Jordan 3957; Bury & Breman 110.

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        The Holy Bible 1672

      A finely bound bible, lacking title to Old Testament, inscription to free front end paper and blank leaf dated 1782 detailing the history of the inheritance of the book. Some pages very closely cropped, securing pin of one clasp lost. A small volume, measuring 11 x 6 cm.

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        Occulta naturae miracula. Das ist, wunderbarliche Geheimnüsse der Natur in deß Menschen Leibe und Seel, auch in vielen andern natürlichen Dingen, als Steinen, Ertzt, Gewächs und Thieren: So dann auch von den zwölff himmlischen Zeichen. eines großen Theils von neuem selbst geschrieben: durch Jacob Horst. 4. vermehrte Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Hamburg Guth 1672 - (20,5 x 16,5 cm). (8) 810 (richtig 814) (34) S. Lederband der Zeit. Sehr beliebtes Kunst- und Wunderbuch - erstmals 1559 in 2 Büchern erschienen und gleichzeitig Lemnius' Hauptwerk, hier in der freien Übersetzung und Neubearbeitung von J. Horst. U.a. mit Themen wie Okkultismus, Alchemie, Astrologie, Ökonomie etc. "Lemnius describes the distillation 'per alembicum' of brandy. he says its flame does not burn the hand, and gives the test of burning a linen cloth soaked in it. Also 'argentum vivum quod Belgis à mobilitate Quicksilver dicetur', and the preparation of 'puluis praecipitatus' by heating it with vitriol, alum, and saltpetre. He mentions the 'compas', 'Pistolettes' (pistols), potable gold, the manufacture of salt, soap, and potash. Lemnius mentions the use of saltpetre in cooling wine." (Partington). - Stempel auf Titel. Etwas gebräunt. Vereinzelt mit alten Anstreichungen. Register teils mit Feuchtigkeitsflecken. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 736; Partington II, 113; VD17 3:300059Q. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Examen des Esprits Pour les Sciences. Où se montrent les differences des Esprits, qui se trouvent parmy les hommes, & à quel genre de science un chacun est propre en particulier. Composé par Jean Huarte, Medecin Espagnol. Et augmenté de plusieurs additions nouvelles par l'Auteur selon la derniere impression d'Espagne. Le tout traduit de l'Espagnol par François Savinien d'Alquie.

      A Amsterdam: Chez Jean de Ravenstein, M.DC.LXXII 1672 - [i.e. 1672].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A.].- // 12º, (134x74mm.); [64], 629 p.; sign.: *-**12, ***-***8, A-Z12, Aa-Cc12, Dd4 [Dd4, blanca]; frontispicio grabado firmado "Romeyn de Hooghe f."; apostillas marginales.- // Encuadernación en pergamino, s. XIX, con doble tejuelo. Corte inferior con leyenda manuscrita, "Exn. des Esprits". Ejemplar con buenos márgenes, muy levemente tostados en el borde.- // Proc.: Cuatro ex-libris encolados: de "Fd. Gauthier" y de la "New York Academy of Medicine", en contraplano delantero; de "Edward Clarck Streeter", en recto de primera guarda; y de la "Medical Society of the County of Kings", entre primera y segunda guardas. Ex-libris manuscrito, contraplano delantero, "H. Boris 14". Firma manuscrita en alto de portada, letra s. XIX, "H. Moion". Sello estampillado en verso del frontispicio y en recto de lp. 21, 63 y 629, "Medical Society of the County of Kings".- // Refs.: Brunet, III, 357; Iriarte, 123-4; Palau, 116513; Rebiun, 07943424 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Jure Naturae et Gentium Libri octo. Cum Gratia & Privilegio S. Regiae Majestatis Sueciae.

      Londini Scanorum (Lund), Adami Junghaus - Vitus Haberegger, 1672. 4to. Contemporary full calf with double blindstamped borders to boards. Spine restored and hinges weak. Otherwise very nice. Title-page dusty and with a little weakness in the paper, presumably from a removed book-plate on the blank part of verso. Last secion of leaves with some light worming to upper blank margin, far from affecting text. All in all a very nice and clean copy. Old owner's name to top of title-page. Title-page printed in red/black. (20), 1227,(9) pp. ¶ Scarce first edition of Pufendorf's magnum opus, one of the fundamental works of natural law. In this milestone work of political and legal thought, Pufendorf presents his system of universal law, which profoundly revised the natural law theories of Hobbes and Grotius. In his teaching, that the will of the state is but the sum of the individual wills that constitute it, he shows himself a precursor of Rousseau and of the "Social Contract"."It is a complete system of public, private and international law. Against Hobbes's view he contended that the state of nature was one of peace, not war, and heurged the view that international law... existed between all nations... [a work] of great importance" (David Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law)."In the 'De jure naturae et gentium' Pufendorf took up in great measure the theories of Grotius and sought to complete them by means of the doctrines of Hobbes and of his own ideas. His first important point was that natural law does not extend beyond the limits of this life and that it confines itself to regulating external acts. He disputed Hobbes's conception of the state of nature and concluded that the state of nature is not one of war but of peace. But this peace is feeble and insecure, and if something else does not come to its aid it can do very little for the preservation of mankind.As regards public law Pufendorf, while recognizing in the state (civitas) a moral person (persona moralis), teaches that the will of the state is but the sum of the individual wills that constitute it, and that this association explains the state. In this a priori conception, in which he scarcely gives proof of historical insight, he shows himself as one of the precursors of Rousseau and of the Contrat social. Pufendorf powerfully defends the idea that international law is not restricted to Christendom, but constitutes a common bond between all nations because all nations form part of humanity." (Encyclopedia Brit.).Collijn: p. 744.

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        Les oeuvres spirituelles du R.P. Louis de Grenade de l'ordre de S. Dominique. Divisées en quatre parties (.). Traduites de nouveau en françois par M. Girard.

      Avignon, Pierre Offray. 1672 - Folio (36,5 x 24 cm). [16], 520, [19]; [12], 589, [23] Seiten. Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. Einband berieben, oberes und unteres Kapital beschädigt. Gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Besitzvermerke auf Vorsätzen und Titelblatt. Seltene französische Ausgabe der Werke des spanischen Mystikers und Dominikanermönchs Luis de Granada (1504-1588). Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "L. baron De Waha de Wierde" auf dem Titel.

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        La fortification du Sieur Antoine de Ville, ou l'ingenieur parfait. [Les Fortifications du Chevalier Antoine de Ville].

      Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang & Paris, Henry et Theod' Boom 1672 - Octavo. Pp. (12), 381, (19). Plus allegorical second title-page as frontispiece, engraved on copper, dated 1675. With a total of 54 etched illustrations and folding plates, numbered 1-53, skipping no. 28 as issued, with plate 1b included, plus one unnumbered plate. Decorative initials and tail-pieces, device to title-page. Side notes, extended index. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full cat's paw calf, spine with 6 compartments between raised bands, gilt decorated and lettered, red sprinkled edges; worn dried-out leather on spine neatly restored, gilt rubbed-off, extensive contemporary annotations in old hand to paste-downs. In a very good condition. Strong binding, fine and clean interior, all plates in excellent state of preservation. ~ The present Amsterdam 1672 edition, based on the Paris 1666 edition, was the last one to appear. In this famous work de Ville (1596-1656, possibly 1657 or 1658) concentrates on basic designs as starting point for detailed examination of practical questions, showing how established principles have to be adapted to the practical exigencies of any actual site. He discusses in detail matters such as length of line defense, length of flanks, casemates, size of the bastions, etc. Doing this, he quotes continually from existing practice, acknowledging this as a a matter of fact. Noteworthy, de Ville himself produced the fine, clear illustrations for the book. "Antoine de Ville, der 1596 zu Toulouse geboren, gegen die Hugenotten, wie im dreißigjährigen Kriege focht und mit 32 Jahren einen Traité de Fortification (Lyon 1628) herausgab. Diese Arbeit erhob nicht den Anspruch, eine neue Manier zu bieten, wohl aber und mit Recht den, die üblichen Formen und gute Beobachtungen eines Praktikers festzustellen. Denn so jung der Verfasser auch war: er hatte bereits wichtigen Belagerungen beigewohnt und viel gesehen." - Jähns, 1107. See also: Jean-Denis Lepage, "Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV: An Illustrated History of Fortifications and Strategies". ~ Jordan 3957; Bury & Breman 110. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE THEATRE MORAL De La Vie HUMAINE Representee En Plus De Cent Tableaux Divers Tirez De POETE HORACE Par Le Sieur OTHO VENIUS et Expliquez En Autant De Discours Moraux Par Le Sieur De Gomberville. Avec La Table Du Philosphe CEBES.

      F(rancois) Foppens, Bruxelles (Brussels)s 1672 - Two works by Otto Van Veen; Part I To accompany Horace's Poems:: (XVI), 121 pp. Title Page in Red & Black with Vignette, Au Lecteur with Headpiece, a Sonnet, Table, Portait of Venius engraved by Paulus Pontius , An Initial Engraved Letter with Each Explication by Gomberville with 60 Engraved Copper Plates.Part II To accompany Horace's poems and the Cebes Tableau.:123-211 pp. Au Lecteur with headpiece and initial letter, Explications, 43 Plates; (1) Folding Plate of the Tableau of Cebes( an Allegory of Human Life).( Cebes probably a pseudonym).VAN VEEN (1556-1629) Painter, humanist, Ruben's teacher, his emblem books have been widely published. Black Morrocco, raised bands, gilt lettering / FINE, Internally, title page age-toned, occasional marginal stains. Text in French plus Poems in Latin Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE MERCURE INDIEN, OU LE TRESOR DES INDES

      Avec privilege du Roy, Paris 1672 - 8vo., [8]-35-[1], [8]-71-[1]-23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent . ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles .; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare Antique Print-CORNELIS DE WIT-JOHAN-DEFENCE-BROADSHEET-Anonymous-1672

      1672 - Antique print, titled: 'Cornelis en Johan de Wit ( ).' - This important and very rare original antique pamphlet / broadsheet shows the portraits of Cornelis and Johan de Wit. Between the two portaits a view of the 'Buitenhof' in Den Haag / The Hague, The Netherlands. This document deals with the defence of the De Wit brothers in their highly politically motivated persecution. They were then brutally murdered / executed. Below several poems in the Dutch language. This leaf was published individually, to be spread much like a newpaper. We cannot find it offered anywhere online. Source unknown, to be determined. Copperplate engraving and etching. on hand laid (verge) paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Some folds and creases. Folds with a few small hole. Irregular edges as published with a few small tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 35 x 42.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 40 cm. The overall size is ca. 13.8 x 16.7 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 15.7 inch. Storage location: PCOM-B1-33

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        Hieronymi Mercurialis forlivensis De Arte Gymnastica libri sex, in quibus exercitationum omnium vetustarum genera, loca, modi, facultates, & quidquid denique ad corporis humani exercitationes pertinet, diligenter explicatur. Editio novissima, aucta, emendata, & figuris authenticis Christ. Coriolani exornata

      sumptibus Anreae Frisii, Amstelodami 1672 - Bella legatura coeva in pergamena con nervi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Cornici e fregio impresso a secco al centro dei piatti. Tagli spruzzati. Insignificanti tracce di timbretti al frontis. ed un timbro di bibl. estinta a p. 101. Lieve uniforme ingiallitura delle carte e qualche minuscola macchia bruna, altrimenti esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa è l edizione maggiormente illustrata della celebre opera del Mercuriale, medico ed umanista (1530-1606) che per primo considerò l esercizio ginnico fondamentale per un corretto e salutare stile di vita. Le illustrazioni riguardano atleti, palestre, bagni termali, giuochi, ecc. Krivatsy, 7785; Wellcome IV, p. 116. 4to (cm. 23), 4 cc.nn., 387(1) pp., 20 cc.nn. Antiporta allegorica incisa su rame da R. De Hoogue, una vignetta al frontis., 27 ill.ni n.t. (la maggior parte a piena pagina) e 7 tavv. f.t. (di cui 5 ripiegate).

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        Sermão que pregou o P.M. Antonio de Sá da companhia de Iesus, na Bahia, pregado a iustiça.

      Coimbra, Na Impressão da Viuva de Manoel de Carvalho, Impressora da Universidade, a custa de Joam Antunes, 1672. - 4°, later marbled wrappers. Elegant woodcut initial on p. 1. Large, attractive floral basket woodcut tailpiece on p. 21. Minor worm trail throughout, touching some letters of text on each leaf, but never affecting legibility. Overall in near-good condition. Old ink manuscript foliation ("450-461") in upper outer corner of the recto of each leaf. (1 l.), 21 pp. *** Second edition of the most famous of Sá's sermons, which first appeared in Lisbon, 1658, and again in Coimbra, 1686. The author, a Jesuit, was a native of Rio de Janeiro. He was the most gifted disciple of P. Antonio Vieira. Innocêncio comments, "Todos os criticos são concordes em consideral-o como orador de linguagem mui pura, de estylo correcto e elegante, e finalmente como um dos que mais se approximaram de Vieira, ou antes como seu melho discipulo."*** Arouca S13. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 757; Periodo colonial p. 312. Sacramento Blake I, 305-6. Leite IX, 106-11, no. 2. Innocêncio I, 262; VIII, 302. Backer-Sommervogel VII, 354.Barbosa Machado I, 381. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 672/1. Rodrigues 2165. Cf. Palha 188 (for the 1658 first edition). Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 269. Not in Goldsmith. Porbase locates six copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a single copy, at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Harmonie Celeste découvrant les diverses dispositions de la Nature. Ouvrage physique et Mathématique, nécessaire à toutes sortes de gens pour discerner les erreurs de Mr. Descartes. Connoître la diversité des airs et lerus changemens en tous les endroits du monde. Prevoir toutes les maladies jusqu'à la dernière différence, leurs évènemens et leur temps précis sans voir les malades, trouver les remèdes spécifiques, la manière de s'en servir et de distinguer les vertus de la matière Médicinale selon les Influences des Astres. Avec beaucoup d'autres curiositez utiles et agréables à lire.

      Paris, Jean d'Houry, Laurent Rondet et Thomas Moette, 1672.. 24 feuillets + 348 pages (mal chiffrées 351) + 2 pages non chiffrées (12x18cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir restaurée (dos refait). Rousseurs. Traité d'Astrologie. Figures sur bois in-texte. Descartes. Influence des Astres. Fayol, ""Prieur Commendataire de Notre Dame de Donges" (Bretagne). Edition Originale.

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        GUIDA ALLA CHIMICA. Che introduce gl'Affezionati alle operationi Medicinali, che per mezo di lei si fanno sopra ogni Corpo misto in generale. Mà in particolare in questa prima parte sopra li Vegetabili, e Minerali.

      per il Soliani Stamp. Ducale, 1672. In-24 p. (mm. 108x64), p. pergamema coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, tagli scuri, pp. 323 (mal numer. 223), dedicato a Francesco II Duca di Modena. Opera "divisa in trè libri, con due Tavole, una delli capitoli, e l'altra delle cose notabili, & le infirmità, e li loro rimedij. Opera utilissima sì a' Signori Medici, e Speciali, come anco ad altre persone curiose". Duveen (p. 336) nota che questo fu il primo dei tanti manuali che apparvero in Italia alla fine del XVII secolo. Contiene interessanti notizie di alchimia, in particolare nei capitoli riguardanti l'oro e l'argento. La maggior parte dell'opera, comunque, riguarda la produzione di una vasta gamma di essenze, sali, infusioni, etc. per curare vari malanni. Rara "edizione originale" della prima parte della Guida. Cfr. Piantanida,I/II, 1716 - De Renzi,IV,52 - Wellcome,II, p. 441. Corto del marg. super. ma un buon esemplare.

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        L'Académie de la Vérité ouverte aux Princes, pour la Royale éducation de Serenissime Charles Emanuel II, Duc de Savoye, Prince de Piedmont. Reçue de Madame Royale Chrestienne de France, sa Mère. Traduite de l’Italien, par le Sieur D.F.F.

      Lyon, Benoist Coral, 1672. - in-4. 43ff. 693pp. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l’époque restaurée). Première Edition Française de cet ouvrage sur la formation morale et politique des princes. Dans les feuillets préliminaires on trouve plusieurs pièces en vers d’auteurs lyonnais en l’honneur de l’ouvrage, de l’auteur et du traducteur anonyme. Parmi ces pièces figurent trois poèmes du P. Menestrier. Louis Giuglaris (ou Juglaris) jésuite né à Nice en 1607, mort à Messine en 1653 était professeur de grammaire et de rhétorique et précepteur du prince Charles-Emmanuel de Savoie. Il est l’auteur de poèmes publiés à Gênes en 1653 sous le titre "Poemata". Frontispice allégorique et portrait hors-texte du prince Charles Emmanuel de Savoie (déchirure réparée sans manque). Dos sommairement restauré. Bon état intérieur. Manque au NUC.

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        Leer sin libro, direcciones acertadas para el govierno ethico, economico, y politico.

      Lisbon, En la Emprenta de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, Impressor de Sua Alteza, 1672. - 8°, contemporary limp vellum (yapp edges gnawed), rebacked in sheep (late eighteenth-century?), flat spine gilt (small defects near foot), citron leather lettering-piece with short title gilt, text-block edges lightly rouged. Small woodcut initials on second preliminary leaf recto, and p. 1. Large woodcut tailpiece on p. 228. In good to very good condition. Bookplate of Victor d'Avila Perez. (4 ll.), 228 pp., (1 blank l.). Page 43 wrongly numbered 45; p. 172 wrongly numbered 152. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this volume dealing with how princes should rule, dedicated to D. Pedro, Prince Regent of Portugal (reigned as D. Pedro II, 1683-1706). A rare earlier issue is cited by Arouca and Porbase, with the title page dated 1671. D. Pedro staged a coup d'etat in 1667 that led to the imprisonment of his wild, mentally unstable brother, D. Afonso VI, and the signing of a peace treaty with Spain in 1668 which recognized Portuguese independence. The book is liberally strewn with anecdotes from the classics and from recent Spanish history, with frequent footnotes providing Latin citations. The author uses throughout the comparison of a man to a tree.Henriques de Vilhegas, a native of Lisbon, rose to the rank of captain in the Spanish army, and was esteemed at the Spanish court for his urbanity and erudition. He wrote exclusively in Castilian, mostly on the military arts. This was his last published work.Provenance: The library of Victor Marat d'Avila Perez was one of the most important ever sold at auction in Portugal. A total of 8,962 lots went under the hammer from October 1939 through April 1940 from a six-part catalogue, each part lasting an unspecified number of nights (our guess is five nights for each part).*** Arouca V443; cf. V442. Palau 79870. Barbosa Machado I, 659-60 (giving incorrect date and format). Garcia Peres, Catalogo razonado biográfico y bibliográfico de los autores portugueses que escribieron en Castellano, pp. 308-9. HSA p. 254. Monteverde 2162. Azevedo-Samodães 1109. Avila-Perez 2535 (the present copy). Not in Sousa Viterbo, A literatura hespanhola em Portugal. Not in Palha. Not in Salvá or Heredia. Not in Gallardo. Not in Ticknor, Catalogue. Porbase locates two copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one with the title page dated 1671), and one at the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa (with only 6 preliminary pp.). Copac locates only the British Library copy. CCPBE adds copies at Universidad de Oviedo, Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas-Madrid, and Real Academia de la Historia-Madrid. NUC: Not located; cites other works by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLANTARUM UMBELLIFERARUM DISTRIBUTIO NOVA, per tabulas cognationis et affinitatis ex libro naturae observata & detecta.

      Oxford E Theatro Sheldoniano 1672 - FIRST EDITION 1672, Latin text, folio, approximately 420 x 270 mm, 16½ x 10¾ inches, pages: [10], [1]-91, [1], 8 engraved tables with letterpress explanations on the versos of tables 1-7, 12 engraved plates with 5 unnumbered pages of explanatory text, the first plate is on a folding sheet with its text beside it on the inner half as issued, rebound in modern half morocco over cloth sides, spine lettered gilt with library number at tail, new yellow endpapers. Title page edges very slightly worn and darkened, small vertical closed tear repaired to blank side of title page, small ink number and pale library stamp on verso, light foxing to upper margins to of (pi)2 & 3, small pale library stamp to upper margin of (pi)4, several closed edge tears with neat repairs, tiny ink spot to fore-edge of most plates, plate 4 has 2 small pale marks and a small chip to fore-edge margin, neatly repaired, plate 7 has 2 tiny pale brown spots, plate 10 has a closed tear to the upper margin which just enters the plate background, neatly repaired, 10, 11 and 12, pages and plates slightly dusty in the margins with occasional pale brown spot. A very good sturdy ex library copy, with just 2 small pale library stamps. The first edition of the first monograph to be published of a definite group of plants, the umbelliferae. Roberto Morison (1620-1683) the first distinguished Scottish botanist, was physician and botanist to Charles II. In 1669 he was appointed the first Professor of Botany at Oxford and keeper of the university's Physic Garden. Our book was intended to be a specimen of large work which would have illustrated Morison's own system of classification. "It is noteworthy for its twelve copper plates which give careful representation of separate parts of plants. Each plate was a gift of a donor, and bears his name with his office and heraldic arms". See Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume I, page 119-125 and No.262. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Novisima, Verifica et Particularis Hypochondriacae Melancholiae Curatio et Medela

      Claude Bourgeat, Lyon 1672 - Contemporary sponged calf, wear at corners and spine ends, degradation to one corner, old notes to endpapers, binding a bit sprung but sound, scattered minor foxing and toning. (72), 320, (26)pp.First edition of a scarce work on melancholy by the physician to Philip IV of Spain. One of a pair of works on the subject published the same year by Murillo Velarde, the other in Zaragoza (in Spanish). Here he covers subjects such as necromancy, demons, nicotine, chocolate, wine, sleep, fruits and their respective relationship to melancholy and hypochondria (here in the old sense as the seat of melancholy). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046585. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Otto Keyens kurtzer Entwurff von Neu Niederland und Guajana

      Einander entgegen gesetzt / Umb den Unterscheid zwischen warmen und kalten Landen herausz zu bringen / Und zu weisen Welche von beyden am fuglichsten zu bewohnen / am behendesten an zu bauen und den besten Nutzen geben mogen... First and only German edition. Small 4to. In 20th century paper boards, these a little soiled, contents excellent. (xx), 144, (vii - index)pp. Leipzig, Ritzschischen Buchladen,

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        Le Manuel des Inquisiteurs

      Lisbon, 1672 First edition, 1762, of the French classic, Le Manuel des Inquisteurs. Printed in Lisbon. All original leather. Spine has internal and external repair/strengthening - see photo(s). Solid/tight binding. Occasional (older/dated) underlining - not extensive. See photo of page 90 which has the most. Thumbing through pages I count about two dozen pages with some underlining. Surprisingly little browning and foxing. Marbled endpapers. Overall - good condition.(1st editions run as high as $1300) French version of 'Directorium Inquisitorum', one of the most influential and significant works on the Inquisition. The editor and translator of this edition is André Morellet.

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        Volkomene Nederlandtsche concordantie ofte woordt register des Nieuwen Testaments.

      Gedruckt tot Groningen door Johannes Purmerent, Boeck-drucker ende zijn te bekomen by Johannes van Someren tot Amsterdam, 1672, - in-Folio, 14 leaves (title-page with large woodcut - voor-reden - advysen (with large woodcut ?fin-de-châpitre?) + 1036 p., text on 2 cols, This volume of the New Testament contains the handwritten signature in inkt, of the author (handsigned by Trommius), a very nice small inkt name on first fly ?Jacob Pieterse, eyt 1685?, Contemporary dutch vellum, spine on 6 bands, central blindstamp on both covers. A fine monumental copy. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Divers Traitez D'Histoire, De Morale, Et D'Eloquence

      Paris: Pierre Esclassan, 1672. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=3.5"x5.5. (full book description) Pierre Esclassan, Paris, 1672. VG-, Hard Cover, Size=3.5"x5.5", 179pgs. FRENCH TEXT. Cover slightly dirtied, owner bookplate inside front cover, ink owner name on Title Page, o.w. clean & tight. Contains I. La Vie de Malherbe,(The Life of Maherbe) II. L'Orateur, (The Speaker), III De la maniere de vivre avec honneur & avec efttime dans le monde, (Method of Reading History) IV. Si l'Empire de l'Eloquence eft plus grand que celuy de l'Amour. V. Methode pour lire L'Histoire, VI. Discours de la Musique d'Italie & des Opera. (Speech of the italian Music and the Opera). Hard to Find. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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        Rare Antique Print-HARDERWIJK-HARDERVIC-NETHERLANDS-Jollain-1672

      - Antique print, titled: 'Hardervic.' - Panoramic view of Harderwijk, The Netherlands. With descriptive text in Latin and French. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Made by 'Gerard Jollain' after 'Braun and Hogenberg'. 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. Very nice dark impression. Remains of paper from previous attachment on rear. Paper edges ocassionally with small chipping. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 22.6 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 19.3 x 13.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 57.5 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 49 x 33.5 cm.

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        Memorie imprese, e ritratti de' signori Accademici Gelati di Bologna raccolte nel principato del signor conte Valerio Zani il Ritardato

      per li Manolessi, In Bologna 1672 - in 4°, 22 cm, rilegatura coeva in cartone "alla rustica". p. (24), 52, (4), 53-176 p, 181-184 c, 185-272 p, 273-278 c, 279-280 (i.e. 284, 2) p, 281-406, (2). Bella antiporta calcografica con un portico, degli alberi spogli (motivo dello stemma dell'Accademia dei Gelati) e in lontananza la veduta della città; ritratto del dedicatario, il cardinale Francesco Barberini, inciso da Hubert van Otteren al retro del frontespizio. 31 ritratti e 68 stemmi degli accademici gelati descritti; iniziali e finalini decorati e incisi per ogni descrizione. Per il nome dell'autore cfr. Melzi, II, p. 183. Edizione originale, cfr. Autori italiani del Seicento, III, n. 3621. A cura di Giovanni Battista Capponi, il cui nome figura nella prefazione. Impresa dell'Accademia dei Gelati incisa da Lorenzo Tinti su disegno di Agostino Carracci, testo incorniciato. Alcuni errori di impaginazione, ma esemplare completo di tutte le sue parti. Macchietta tipografica a una carta con perdita di una parola. Bello e fresco esemplare [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opera, quae extant, integris.

      Apud Danielem Elsevirium, Amsterdam 1672 - 3 volumi in 8°, c.n.n. 28(antiporta e 3 incisioni nel testo), p.869(3 bianche); c.n.n. 2, p.998(90);c.n.n. 12, p.750 (2) 316 (28), cb. bellissima edizione in esemplare eccellente, bella legatura coeva in pelle con nervature e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, tasselli rossi e neri 3 volumes in 8 °, c.n.n. 28 (frontispiece and 3 engravings in the text), p. 869 (3 blank); c.n.n.2, p.998(90), c.n.n.12, p.750(2), 316(28), blank, very nice edition and very good copy, nice contemporary leather binding with ribs and gilt ornaments on the spines, red and black lettering pieces Price: 700 Euro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divers Traitez D'Histoire, De Morale, Et D'Eloquence

      Pierre Esclassan, Paris 1672 - (full book description) Pierre Esclassan, Paris, 1672. VG-, Hard Cover, Size=3.5"x5.5", 179pgs. FRENCH TEXT. Cover slightly dirtied, owner bookplate inside front cover, ink owner name on Title Page, o.w. clean & tight. Contains I. La Vie de Malherbe,(The Life of Maherbe) II. L'Orateur, (The Speaker), III De la maniere de vivre avec honneur & avec efttime dans le monde, (Method of Reading History) IV. Si l'Empire de l'Eloquence eft plus grand que celuy de l'Amour. V. Methode pour lire L'Histoire, VI. Discours de la Musique d'Italie & des Opera. (Speech of the italian Music and the Opera). Hard to Find. 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tracts written by the Honourable Robert Boyle, containing New Experiments, touching the Relation betwixt Flame and Air. And about Explosions. A Hydrostatical Discourse occasion'd by some Objections of Dr. Henry More against some Explications of New Experiments made by the author of these Tracts: to which is annex't, An Hydrostatical Letter, dilucidating an Experiment about a Way of Weighing Water in Water. New Experiments { Of the Positive or Relative Levity of Bodies under Water. Of the Air's Spring on Bodies under Water. About the Differing Pressure of Heavy Solids and Fluids.

      first edition, first issue8vo.[6], 142; [2], 17, [1 (blank)]; [12], 176; [2], 19, [1 (blank)]; [2], 16; [2], 39, [1 (advt.)]pp., contemporary calf sometime rebacked and refurbished at corners, smooth spine panelled by double gilt fillets and with a brown morocco label, lacks the preliminary blank leaf A1 and the blank leaves x7-8 (as usual), fore-edges of boards bit worn, some light toning as usual, very good copy.Fulton Bibliography .. Robert Boyle, 101WING B4060ESTC r10383 Collation: [pi]3, B-I8, K1, (*)-(*)8, (**)-(**)8, k-u8, x6, K2-K8, L-O8, P2 - with no initial blank [pi]1 and x7-x8 blank "Important observations on respiration are scattered through nearly all of Boyle's works. He was impressed with the idea that life was a slow-burning flame, and he often pointed out the analogy between living processes and the burning of a candle. It was in the present tract, however that he gave special attention to the theme, insisting upon the term flamma vitalis (pp.105 et seq). In many places he approached the modern theory of oxidation" [Fulton]. While the book was in the press Boyle as an afterthought decided to add more material. This was to be be inserted in middle of sheets already printed and this has resulted in an interrupted sequence of gatherings with almost 200 pages introduced between leaves K1 and K2 and with the gathering x (the last of the of extra material) coming long before gathering P, the last gathering of the book proper. The book was reissued in 1673 with a cancelled title page dated for that year.

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        L'Harmonie Celeste découvrant les diverses dispositions de la Nature. Ouvrage physique et Mathématique, nécessaire à toutes sortes de gens pour discerner les erreurs de Mr. Descartes. Connoître la diversité des airs et lerus changemens en tous les endroits du monde. Prevoir toutes les maladies jusqu'à la dernière différence, leurs évènemens et leur temps précis sans voir les malades, trouver les remèdes spécifiques, la manière de s'en servir et de distinguer les vertus de la matière Médicinale selon les Influences des Astres. Avec beaucoup d'autres curiositez utiles et agréables à lire.

      Paris, Jean d'Houry, Laurent Rondet et Thomas Moette, 1672. - 24 feuillets + 348 pages (mal chiffrées 351) + 2 pages non chiffrées (12x18cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir restaurée (dos refait). Rousseurs. Traité d'Astrologie. Figures sur bois in-texte. Descartes. Influence des Astres. Fayol, "Prieur Commendataire de Notre Dame de Donges" (Bretagne). Edition Originale.

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        Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio Primùm à R.P. Gaspare Schotto . . . nunc verò ab ipso Auctore Perfectiùs edita, variisque aliis Experimentis aucta. Quibus accesserunt simul certa quaedam De Aeris Pondere circa Terram; de Virtutibus Mundanis, & Systemate Mundi Planetario; sicut & de Stellis Fixis, ac Spatio illo Immenso, quod tàm intra quam extra eas funditur.

      Amsterdam: Johanned Jansson Waesberge, 1672. First edition, and a fine copy, of one of the great classics of science. "A book of prime importance in electrical discovery, air-pressure and the vacuum pump" (Dibner). Guericke proved the existence of a vacuum through his famous experiment, illustrated by one of the double-page plates. "At Ratisbon in 1654 Guericke had performed one of the most dramatic experiments in the history of science, when, before the Imperial Diet, he showed how two teams of eight horses each could not separate a bronze pair of hemispheres from which he had exhausted the air" (ibid.). To create the vacuum, Guericke invented the air-pump, and in a series of experiments that followed he demonstrated the weight and elasticity of air. The air-pump became of fundamental importance for the study of the physical properties of gases. Guericke also demonstrated electrical attraction and repulsion, the discharging power of points, and constructed the first electrical generator. "Guericke constructed a spherical rotor of sulphur mounted on a crank; its rotation and contact upon it generated the first visible and audible electric sparks" (ibid.). As the Wheeler Gift catalogue remarks, "This remarkable work on experimental philosophy ranks next to Gilbert's in the number and importance of the electrical discoveries described. Electric conduction and repulsion, the discharging power of points, the dissipation of charge by flames, the light due to electrification, the crepitating noises of small sparks are all recognized". Guericke's experiments were motivated by his profound Copernican cosmological views on the nature and composition of space, which are fully set forth in the present work. Provenance: This is a Guericke family copy (the Dutch version of his name, 'Gericke', written on front free endpaper - Guericke's father was named Hans Gericke). "Guericke had been preoccupied ever since his student days at Leiden with the question of the definition of space. A convinced Copernican, he was particularly concerned with three fundamental questions: (1) What is the nature of space? Can empty space exist, or is space always filled and empty space only a spatium imaginarium, a logical abstraction? (2) How can individual heavenly bodies affect each other across space, and how are they moved? (3) Is space, and therefore the heavenly bodies enclosed in it, bounded or unbounded? "Descartes's conception of space and matter as equivalent and his denial of a vacuum led Guericke to propose an experiment designed to resolve the old conflict between plenists and vacuists. Guericke posited that if the air were pumped out of a strong container and no other new material allowed to take its place the vessel would implode if Descartes's assertions were true. Soon after he returned from Osnabruck in 1647 Guericke made a suction pump using a cylinder and piston to which he added two flap valves; he then used this apparatus to pump water out of a well-caulked beer cask. Air entered the cask, however, as was evidenced by whistling noises. When Guericke repeated the experiment with the beer cask sealed within a second larger one that he had also filled with water, the water that he pumped out was replaced by water seeping in from the larger vessel. "In an attempt to solve the sealing problem Guericke ordered the construction of a hollow copper sphere with an outlet at the bottom. He pumped the air directly out of this apparatus which thereupon imploded. This result would seem to indicate that Descartes was right; but Guericke still thought otherwise on the basis of his earlier experiments. He had a new apparatus made, and with this his experiment succeeded. Guericke thus invented the air pump, or, rather, discovered the pumping capacity of air. He had thought that the air within the vessel would sink, as had the water in his previous devices, and that it would be evacuated from the bottom; later experiments, however, in which the outlet was placed at arbitrary points on the copper sphere proved that the air left in the container during the process of evacuation was distributed evenly throughout the interior space. "This discovery of the elasticity of the air represents perhaps the most important result of Guericke's experiments. From it he was led to investigate the decrease of the density of the air with height and to theorize concerning empty space beyond the atmosphere of heavenly bodies; to study variations of air pressure corresponding to changes in the weather (taking mean air pressure to correspond to a water column twenty Magdeburg ells high, he succeeded in 1660 in making barometric weather forecasts); to propose systematic weather reporting through a network of observation stations; to come to know the ponderability of air within air; and finally, to draw further conclusions about a variety of phenomena connected with vacuums, most of which he demonstrated experimentally, especially the work capacity of air, by which he refuted the theory of horror vacui. "The most famous of Guericke's public experiments is the one of the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which he placed together two copper hemispheres, milled so that the edges fit together snugly. He then evacuated the air from the resulting sphere and showed that a most heavy weight could not pull them apart. Contrary to legend, the demonstration was performed with a team of horses for the first time in Magdeburg in 1657 (not Regensburg in 1654) and repeated at court in Berlin in 1663. Guericke also made other, less dramatic, public demonstrations of the effective- ness of air pressure on several occasions in Regensburg; these Regensburg experiments were reported by Gaspar Schott in Mechanica hydraulico-pneumarica (1657) and Technica curiosa (1664), and were supplemented with additional information that Guericke communicated by letter. "Schott's books as well as other foreign publications of Guericke's experiments (for example, works of M. Cornaeus and S. Lubieniecky) stimulated Huygens and Boyle, among others, to repeat and extend the experiments and to set to work upon an improved air pump. Guericke himself was occupied with the same project; he improved his pump with hydraulic sealing and devised a stationary installation for it (it occupied two floors of his house). In 1663 Guericke developed a portable pump modeled on one of Boyle's and constructed one especially for his visit to Berlin in that year. (Three examples of this type of pump survive, one each in Munich, Lund, and Brunswick.) "Guericke's experimental work, however, represents only one facet of his attempt to reach a complete physical world view. He drew upon his Copernicanism to construct the foundations for such a system. Guericke's celestial physics were further based upon the notion that the heavenly bodies interacted with each other across empty space through magnetic force; here he turned to the earlier work of Gilbert and Kepler. Their magnetic hypotheses had been refuted by Athanasius Kircher (in Magnes sive De arre magnerica, 1641); joining the argument, Guericke sought to modify Gilbert's magnetism experiments by making use of materials mimicking the actual composition of the earth. To this end Guericke cast a sphere composed of a variety of minerals with a large proportion of sulfur -- in later experiments he used pure sulfur -- and showed that it possessed the virrures mundanae, that is, such powers as attraction and the ability to move other bodies. By rubbing the sphere of sulfur, Guericke had actually produced static electricity; but since he did not recognize these electrical effects as special phenomena, but as demonstrations of the virtutes of a celestial body, he cannot properly be credited with the invention of the first electrical machine. "Having dealt with the problems of empty space and the movement of heavenly bodies, Guericke concerned himself further with the question of the boundedness of space and the number of worlds therein. He conceived of fixed stars as suns with planetary systems, each of which exerts a sphere of force (orbis virrutis, sphaera acrivitaris); these systems border on each other and do not interact -- each heavenly body rather possesses a specific center of gravity for a specific virrus conservariva, which he interpreted as its source of cohesion. Thus, in opposition to Aristotelian cosmography, an immaterial boundary of space becomes inconceivable. Giordano Bruno had already speculated about an infinite universe containing an infinite number of worlds, but his ideas had been unacceptable because only God was considered infinite -- all of God's creation must be finite. Guericke overcame this objection by re- defining the notion of nothingness. By his reasoning, empty space as a mere receptacle for God's creations is nothingness and is not created. Empty space is therefore independent of God and the created universe -- indeed, it precedes the latter. Therefore empty space cannot be bounded. Neither can the number of worlds be bounded, although such a number is not infinite (since there are no infinite numbers). Likewise it is not limited, since there is no greatest number and no end to the series of numbers. Infinite space is thus a conceptual possibility. "Such speculations about the heavenly bodies quite naturally led Guericke to the study of astronomy. He explained planetary orbits as exactly circular and concentric, effected by the rotating orbis virtutis of the sun, and interpreted the apparent eccentricities as a result of the different densities of the atmosphere" (DSB). Dibner, Heralds of Science, 55 (pp. 30 & 67); Dibner, Founding Fathers of Electrical Science, pp. 13-14; DSB V.574-76; Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 30; Horblit 44; Norman 952; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, pp. 112-3; Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 16; Wheeler Gift 170. Folio (318 x 201 mm), pp. [xvi, including the engraved title], 244, [6], with engraved title, fine engraved portrait of the author, two double-page engraved plates, and 21 engraved plates in text, many full-page (plate XVIII repeated, as is correct). Contemporary/original? boards (spine damaged, back cover loose, plate betwen p. 22/23 almost loose, light dampstain in the inner margin of pages from p. 217 to the end), withall a very good, fresh copy, completely untouched.

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