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Planisphaerium Stellatum, seu Vice-Globus Coelestis in Plano Delineatus . . . by Jacob Bartsch - (1661)

by Jacob Bartsch

Planisphaerium Stellatum, seu Vice-Globus Coelestis in Plano Delineatus . . . by Jacob Bartsch - (1661)

Planisphaerium Stellatum, seu Vice-Globus Coelestis in Plano Delineatus . . .

by Jacob Bartsch

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Hardcover. Fine. Edited by Andreas Goldmayer. Text in Latin (with some words and passages in Greek and German). Illustrated with 9 engraved plates: 3 large fold-out star maps, and six other engraved astronomical plates (of which 3 are double-page); plus a superb extra engraved title by Matthias van Somer, as well as a few woodcut diagrams in text. 4to. Contemporary limp vellum, with manuscript title to spine and to bottom edge of the text block. Nuremberg, Printed by Christoph Gerhard for Paul Fürst (1661). First Edition. (The date is conjectured based on the starting point of the planetary tables, and the use of 1661 in the example on the last page.)

The first collected edition of Planispherium stellatum, published posthumously, contains Bartschs 3 important folding star maps with the accompanying explanatory text. Also included are a complete cosmographical handbook with 23 worked problems for the student; a perpetual solar ephemeris by Lorenz Eichstaedt; a planetary ephemeris for 25 years from 1662; a catalogue of 1240 fixed stars, based on Brahe, Kepler and Severinus; a catalogue of European cities with their coordinates, tables of right and oblique ascensions; and a table of polar elevations for Nuremberg by Cyprian Leowitz. Jakob Bartsch, a noted German mathematician, astronomer and physician, was born in Silesia. In 1626-7 he worked in Augsburg with Julius Schiller and supervised the publication of his atlas after Schillers death. Bartsch married Johann Keplers daughter Susanna in 1630. He also assisted Kepler in his work during his later years; in particular he is known to have helped Kepler with the calculations for his celebrated Rudolphine Tables. After Keplers death, together with Keplers son, Ludwig Kepler, Bartsch took over the editing and preparing for publication of Keplers Somnium, a fantasy novel originally written in 1608, and considered the first serious scientific treatise on lunar astronomy (Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov have also called it the first work of science fiction).

Vellum binding slightly soiled and rubbed; hinges somewhat shaken but holding; first and last leaf with partial separation at gutter. Some light marginal water staining. As typical for this edition there is persistent browning to the text block, due to the quality of paper, but with all the text perfectly legible throughout, and with most plates only lightly browned. Folding plates neatly bound on later paper guards, with a few minor closed tears at folds. O/w a solid, well-margined copy, in contemporary binding, complete with the rarely present final leaf and the instructions for the bookbinder in German.
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  • Publisher Christoph Gerhard for Paul Fürst
  • Place of Publication Nuremberg
  • Date Published (1661)
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  • Keywords ASTRONOMY, KEPLER, moon, space, stars, nasa
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Le Premier Tome de lArchitecture.
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Le Premier Tome de lArchitecture.

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THE GREATEST BOOK OF RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTUREIllustrated with 205 large woodcuts, including 74 full-page and 7 double-page blocks; magnificent allegorical woodcut title border; large woodcut head-pieces and large floriated and grotesque woodcut initials; leaf I4 slightly taller than the rest of the text block, to accommodate a tall column woodcut, with about 2 cm section at top folded in. Royal Folio. 19th-century ¼-vellum over marbled boards; spine decorated and lettered in gilt; edges gilt. Paris: Fédéric Morel, 1567. First Edition. First Issue. The most influential and most lavishly illustrated handbook of French Renaissance architecture. The first and only published volume. A second volume was planned by the author but never completed.Mortimer, Harvard College Library Cat.: French 16th-Century Books, no.355; Brunet, Supple. I, 888-9; Fowler Architect. coll. 99; Clouzot, Philibert de l'Orme, pp. 90-107; Berliner Ornamentstichkatalog 2362; Pettegree, French Vernacular Books 15434; cf. Adams L… Read More
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.

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Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Bound in 20th-century 1/4-vellum over marbled boards. Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, July 1510. Second Strasbourg edition of Erasmus heavily annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. Printed in Roman and Greek types. This is the original version, containing 818 adages, which is considerably shorter than the later expanded versions published under the title Adagiorum chiliades. (Adams E-420; Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 50; Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana, p.25-6; Bibl. Belgica II, 276: no. E.61; Muller, Strasbourg II, p. 179, no. 45.) The Adagia could only have been possible in the new world of European education, in which careful attention to a broader range of classical texts produced a much fuller picture of the literature of antiquity. Its impact has been long lasting. Such popular expressions such as one step at a time, between a rock and a hard place, break the ice, an iron in the fire, looking a gift horse in the mouth, and many other sayings can trace their… Read More
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Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light.

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Illustrated with 12 folding engraved plates of optical/geometrical diagrams and a few woodcut diagrams and tables in text; large woodcut decorative tail-pieces, head-pieces and initials. 8vo. Contemporary full speckled calf; boards with double-fillet gilt-ruled borders; spine with five raised bands and gilt-lettered (faded) morocco label; edges speckled red. London: Printed for W. and J. Innys, printers to the Royal Society, 1718. Second English Edition revised and enlarged by Newton. First Octavo Edition. Second issue, with the title-page dated 1718 (the very rare first issue is dated 1717). The first edition appeared in 1704 in quarto. For this second edition the plates were newly engraved to fit the new octavo format. The most important feature of this second edition is that the number of Queries at the end was increased from 16 to 31, including the celebrated Query 28 on the nature of light. The Queries in the initial set were rather brief, but the later ones became more substantial, written as… Read More
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ILLUSTRATED WITH 66 POCHOIR WOODCUTSThe Fables of Aesop. Printed from the Veronese Edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin Verses and Italian Version by Accio Zucco, with the Woodcuts Newly Engraved and Coloured After a Copy in The British Museum. (With) The First Three Books of Caxton's Aesop containing the Fables Illustrated in the Verona Aesopus of MCCCCLXXIX.Epilogue by Giovanni Mardersteig. Illustrated with 66 full-page woodcuts by Anna Bramanti. Woodcuts are pochoir colored by Daniel Jacomet to recreate the illuminated miniature effect of the British Library copy of the Veronese Aesop of 1479 (upon which the present edition is based). The fleurons, first adopted in 1479, were engraved by Charles Malin. 8vo. Publisher's ¼-green morocco; decorated boards; top edges gilt; acetate dust wrappers; enclosed in morocco-tipped slipcase.Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1973. Limited to 160 numbered copies set in Centaur types, printed on Magnani mould made paper with goose watermark. 2 volumes. Volume I contains the… Read More
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.
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Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Bound in 20th-century 1/4-vellum over marbled boards. Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, July 1510. Second Strasbourg edition of Erasmus heavily annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. Printed in Roman and Greek types. This is the original version, containing 818 adages, which is considerably shorter than the later expanded versions published under the title Adagiorum chiliades. (Adams E-420; Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 50; Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana, p.25-6; Bibl. Belgica II, 276: no. E.61; Muller, Strasbourg II, p. 179, no. 45.) The Adagia could only have been possible in the new world of European education, in which careful attention to a broader range of classical texts produced a much fuller picture of the literature of antiquity. Its impact has been long lasting. Such popular expressions such as one step at a time, between a rock and a hard place, break the ice, an iron in the fire, looking a gift horse in the mouth, and many other sayings can trace their… Read More
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Personae
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Personae: The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound.

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Hardcover. Original blue cloth, faded and worn; enclosed in blue cloth box. New Directions (New York, James Laughlin 1949). New (Offset) Edition. Gallup A27B. Presentation copy inscribed from Pound to a literary critic. "Mr. . . . Aug. 56 Ezra Pound." With the recipient's notes in the text. A nice copy.
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Opus Geomantiae Completum in Libros Tres Divisum
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Opus Geomantiae Completum in Libros Tres Divisum: Quorum I. Universam Geomanticam Theoriam, II. Praxim, III. Varias a diversis authorib, decerptas questions co[n]tinet.

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Small 8vo. Bound in contemporary vellum. Printed by Jean Antoine Huguetan, Lyons 1638. (Colophon at end dated 1627; printing privilege dated 1626.) Second Edition of this comprehensive treatise on geomancy.Illustrated with numerous diagrams, schematic woodcuts and tables in text, as well as 10 plates, 1 of which is an engraved single-page plate, while the other 9 are fold-out woodcut diagrams or letterpress tables, some bound to face each other; plus large engraved printer's device with an armillary sphere on title-page; a few decorative woodcut head-pieces and initials.The Opus Geomantiae Completum "is divided into three parts devoted respectively to the theory, practice and questions taken from previous authors. The theory is largely astrological. Instead of jotting down four rows of dots at random, a wheel with sixteen projections is spun or whirled in order to obtain one of the sixteen geomantic figures. Fludd is cited more than once, also Arabic authors like Geber and Aomar, medieval Latins like… Read More
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Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light.

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Illustrated with 12 folding engraved plates of optical/geometrical diagrams and a few woodcut diagrams and tables in text; large woodcut decorative tail-pieces, head-pieces and initials. 8vo. Contemporary full speckled calf; boards with double-fillet gilt-ruled borders; spine with five raised bands and gilt-lettered (faded) morocco label; edges speckled red. London: Printed for W. and J. Innys, printers to the Royal Society, 1718. Second English Edition revised and enlarged by Newton. First Octavo Edition. Second issue, with the title-page dated 1718 (the very rare first issue is dated 1717). The first edition appeared in 1704 in quarto. For this second edition the plates were newly engraved to fit the new octavo format. The most important feature of this second edition is that the number of Queries at the end was increased from 16 to 31, including the celebrated Query 28 on the nature of light. The Queries in the initial set were rather brief, but the later ones became more substantial, written as… Read More
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Cap'n Kid Goes To The South Pole

Cap'n Kid Goes To The South Pole

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Engle, Joanna. Cap'n Kid Goes To The South Pole. A Seaworld Adventure featuring Shamu, the Killer Whale. RARE. Children's Book. Used. Good, clean Condition. Softcover. Stapled binding. Random House copyright 1983. 5 ½ X 5. ISBN 0394856430. Original cover price $1.25.
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Oregon; Or, a Short History of a Long Journey

Oregon; Or, a Short History of a Long Journey: Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River

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YE Gallon Press, 1970. Limited Edition. #499/605. VG. Interior is tight, clean, and free of ownership marks except for one penciled notation on the flyleaf. Cloth boards show shelf and handling wear with light soiling, edge, corner, and spine wear. Overall a solid copy showing minimal signs of use. Photo is of the copy we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe

Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe

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The Silence Of The North

The Silence Of The North

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By Olive A. Frederickson with Ben East. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. RARE. 1972 Crown Publishers Inc., NY. The Silence Of The North, The Incredible story of a woman's fight for survival in a merciless winter of the Canadian Wilderness during the 1940's. Adapted as a film in 1981 and directed by Allan King. VG/GOOD $5.95 unclipped dust jacket. USED. 5 ¾ X 8 ½. 209 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs.
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New York: William Morrow and Company, inc., 1987. First Edition. Extensively illustrated with large and beautiful photographs. Square 4to, publisher’s original pictorial boards in the original decorated dustjacket. (30). A fine, bright copy. In clear, concise text and exceptional, full color photographs, noted science author Seymour Simon explains how different types of glaciers and icebergs are formed, how they move, and how they affect life on Earth. He also explores some of their mysteries: Can icebergs be used as a source of fresh water for dry lands? And will the ice ages return, covering the continents with glaciers as they did twenty thousand years ago?
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The Polynesian Triangle

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Eric Berry: The Polynesian Triangle, 1968 Funk & Wagnalls. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. SCARCE THUS. States First Published in the United States of America 1968. SUMMARY: THE 3,000 YEAR HISTORY OF POLYNESIA AND ITS PEOPLES. ANTHROPOLOGY. A NICE FIND.
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A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

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Jules Verne: Jules A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 1959 Dodd, Mead Science Fiction Book Club Edition. Special introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. USED. VG/G original red, black and white Jean Morton dust jacket. Spine of jacket is skinned by price label removal. Beige boards, red topstain, 226 pages, binding is tight. Plot summary:" In Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a geology professor, Otto Lindenbrock, and his nephew Axel discover and decode an ancient document that purports to show that a dormant volcano holds a secret entrance to a series of caverns leading to a subterranean world at the earth's center. In the name of scientific discovery, they follow the instructions and undertake a hazardous journey deep within the earth..."
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Remembered Death (aka Sparkling Cyanide) G&D Hardcover w/DJ 1945

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Island Folk: The People of Isle Royale
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Houghton, Michigan: Isle Royale Natural History Association, [1979]. Softcover book with pictorial wraps. 160p. B&W photos throughout text. This is the original printing, later reprinted by the University of Minnesota Press. Book has been well read and is in very good - condition with wear to the cover image along the edge and reading crease to front cover, corners bumped and shelf wear. Pages are clean and unmarked with light staining on the edge of a few pages. Please see photos for specifics. A portion of all book sales from Babcock & 68th are donated to charity.
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