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Atlas Maior Of 1665

Atlas Maior Of 1665

by Joan Blaeu

Atlas Maior Of 1665

Atlas Maior Of 1665

by Joan Krogt, Peter Van Der Blaeu

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Atlas Maior

by Peter Van Der Krogt

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A sermon preached before the King and Queen at White-Hall, the 27th of October, being the day appointed for a publick thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the signal victory at sea: For the preservation of His Majesty's sacred person, and for his safe return to his people.

A sermon preached before the King and Queen at White-Hall, the 27th of October, being the day appointed for a publick thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the signal victory at sea: For the preservation of His Majesty's sacred person, and for his safe return to his people.

by Tillotson, John

London: Brabazon Aylmer & William Rogers, 1692. 4to. [4], 36 pp. First edition of a sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury.         ESTC R17994; Wing (rev. ed.) T1246. Removed from a nonce volume, spine reinforced with cloth tape. Corners crumpled; first and last pages darkened.
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$60.00
A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, on Wednesday, March 22. 1692. Being the fourth Wednesday in Lent.

A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, on Wednesday, March 22. 1692. Being the fourth Wednesday in Lent.

by Lambe, John

London: Pr. by Tho. Warren for Walter Kettilby, 1693. 4to. 30, [2 (1 blank)] pp. First edition of this sermon, preached by the rector of Wheathamstead in Hartfordshire, and chaplain in ordinary to Their Majesties. The half-title is present. Advertisement of books written by the same author present on last leaf.         ESTC R17586; Wing (rev. ed.) L225. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded over spine and edges. Slight age-toning; pages mostly clean.
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$70.00
A sermon preached before the Queen at Whitehall, on the 11th of April, 1690.

A sermon preached before the Queen at Whitehall, on the 11th of April, 1690.

by Sharp, John

London: Walter Kettilby, 1690. 4to. [4 (2 blank)], 33, [3 (2 adv.)] pp. First edition of this sermon by the Dean of Canterbury, who later became Archbishop of York; the DNB says that he "gained the reputation of being one of the best preachers of the day.         ESTC R6722; Wing (rev. ed.) S2989. Later marbled paper-covered boards, spine and edges rubbed. Title-page with an early inked numeral in outer margin. A few small spots, pages otherwise clean.
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$70.00
LA GALLERIE DES FEMMES FORTES

LA GALLERIE DES FEMMES FORTES

by LE MOYNE, Pierre

Leiden and Paris: Jean Elsevier and Charles Angot, 1660. Fine Binding. Good+. 32mo (4.8 in, 12 cm). [74] 1-452 [26] pp.; frontis, illus. French. First thus: First Elsevier edition with No Solus device on title page. Example of famed Elsevier pocket editions of Latin classics and French literature with engraved title-pages and narrow margins. Initially published in 1647, the book was dedicated to Anne of Austria, regent of France. Le Moyne dedicates chapters to 20 finely engraved "strong women;" five... Read more
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$250.00
A sermon preached before the honourable House of Commons, at St. Margaret Westminster, on Thursday, the 5th of November, 1691.

A sermon preached before the honourable House of Commons, at St. Margaret Westminster, on Thursday, the 5th of November, 1691.

by Fleetwood, William

London: Tho. Bassett & Tho. Dring, 1691. 4to. [4], 28 pp. First edition. Wing notes that there is a variant; the present example has the B of signature mark B1 under the "ll" of "all.         ESTC R6743; Wing (rev. ed.) F1252. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded, especially over spine. Some light staining, mostly to outer margins; upper outer corners with added pencilled pagination.
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$65.00
A sermon preached at White-Hall, in Lent, on Friday, March 20. 1684/5.

A sermon preached at White-Hall, in Lent, on Friday, March 20. 1684/5.

by Sharp, John

London: Walter Kettilby, 1685. 4to. 40 pp. First edition of this sermon by the Dean of Norwich, who later became Archbishop of York; the DNB says that he "gained the reputation of being one of the best preachers of the day.         ESTC R7068; Wing (rev. ed.) S2988. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; faded, with front wrapper creased along joint. Additional pagination supplied in upper outer corners in an early inked hand.
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$60.00
Arte Di Maneggiar La Spada A Piedi, Et A Cavallo

Arte Di Maneggiar La Spada A Piedi, Et A Cavallo

by GAIANI, Giovanni Battista. fl. 1619

Loano: Francesco Castello, 1619. Gilt red morocco (V. Krafft), gilt outer and inner rectangles, gilt corner fleurons, spine and title gilt, all edges gilt, green silk marker. Only Edition. This fencing manual is cast as a dialog between master and student in three sections. The first treats the art and sport, discusses the tradition of master at arms, introduces long and short sword and describes the basic strokes. The second details the strategy, geometry, mathematics and maneuvers of offense and... Read more
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$16,675.00
Ecclesiae Anglicanae politeia in tabulas digesta.

Ecclesiae Anglicanae politeia in tabulas digesta.

by Cosin, Richard

Oxonii: Excudebat L. Lichfield, impensis Thomae Fickus, & Johannis Howel, 1684. [18] ff. (lacking ff. [1]–[2]). Lays out of the principles of canon law in the Church of England set forth in "XVI" (i.e., 28) tables. First printed in 1604, this is the third of three editions.         Wing (rev. ed.) C6365; ESTC R25355. Stapled, spine rebacked with paper, without wrappers. Lacking first two leaves, i.e., title-leaf and short biography of Cosin. Somewhat brittle: F. [3] chipped in... Read more
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$200.00
Der Teutschen Scharpfsinnige kluge Sprüch

Der Teutschen Scharpfsinnige kluge Sprüch

by ZINKGREF, Julius Wilhelm. 1591-1635

Strassburg: J. Rihel and W.C. Glaser, 1631. Contemporary vellum over stiff boards (soiled), overlapping edges, later manuscript spine title. First Complete Edition. Oral tradition lies just below the surface of this collection of aphorisms, anecdotes and word play. It presents the wit of emperors, popes and princes as well as of mathematicians, printers and astronomers from the 9th to the 17th century. In the "anonymous" section, pithy wisdom, a good time and the common man carry the day. Zinkgref... Read more
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$2,128.00
Thesaurus Adagiorum Gallico-Latinorum...Tresor Des Proverbes François Expliques en Latin

Thesaurus Adagiorum Gallico-Latinorum...Tresor Des Proverbes François Expliques en Latin

by GARNIER, Philippe. d. c. 1655

Frankfurt am Main: D. Custos, 1612. 19th-century brown morocco (rubbed), the blind arms of William Stirling Maxwell on the front panel and his blind cipher on the rear, gilt-lettered spine (crown and base worn), all edges gilt. First Edition, THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF FRENCH PROVERBS PUBLISHED TO THAT TIME. These 5500 proverbs are arranged alphabetically by subject and accompanied by Garnier's Latin translation of each. Protestant, Garnier emigrated to Germany and taught French at Giessen then Leipzig.... Read more
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$1,898.00
Prattica D'Aritmetica Mercantile

Prattica D'Aritmetica Mercantile

by VERONESE, David. fl. 1626-1645

Genoa: G. Pavoni, 1627. Contemporary vellum-backed drab card boards (worn), manuscript spine title. Only Edition, the foundation of his commercial arithmetics which remained popular for half a century. The first two Books introduce numbers (up to 2.3 billion, I would note) and the operations for their manipulation. Book Three addresses surface, weight and volume calculations for LINEN, SILK, GRAIN, OIL, BREAD, GOLD, SUGAR AND WINE, closing with formulae for interest rates. Book Four deals entirely with... Read more
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$2,990.00
Prospect des Elbstroms umb Dresden Wie Solches auf dem Berg zu Loschwitz zu Sehen ist

Prospect des Elbstroms umb Dresden Wie Solches auf dem Berg zu Loschwitz zu Sehen ist

by MERIAN, Matthaus

Frankfurt, 1650. unbound. very good(+). Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 9 11/16" x 40 3/16". Stunning panoramic view of central eastern Germany near Dresden. Shows a sweeping vista of farmland along the Elbe River, with only dots of cities in the background. Beautifully printed in rich, warm and dark ink. Minor aging along edges. In three panels. Very light scattered foxing. A few creases and tears along original folds. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman,... Read more
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$1,000.00
T'Plan can Hulst met zijn Onderhorige Forte Mitsgraders. De Attaque der France gedaan

T'Plan can Hulst met zijn Onderhorige Forte Mitsgraders. De Attaque der France gedaan

by BEEK, Anna

1705. unbound. very good(+). Engraving with beautiful original hand coloring. 21" x 24.5". Some small tears repaired on verso. In very good condition. Dynamic and scarce battle plan of Hulst in the SW Netherlands. From 'A collection of plans of fortifications and battles', 1684-1709, depicting The War of the Spanish Succession. Anna Beek was a late-17th century publisher and engraver of maps based in the Hague. Her detailed maps and battle plans are often found in composite atlases... Read more
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$500.00
A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, April 2. 1690. Being the fifth Wednesday in Lent.

A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, April 2. 1690. Being the fifth Wednesday in Lent.

by Wake, William

London: Ric. Chiswell & W. Rogers, 1690. 4to. [4], 36 pp. First edition of this sermon by Wake, chaplain in ordinary to the king and queen, and later the Archbishop of Canterbury. The half-title is present.         ESTC R24588; Wing (rev. ed.) W264. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; spine faded.
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$70.00
Nieuwe Pascaert vande Kust van Maroca en Zanhaga beginnend van C. Cantin tot C. Bajador, waer in ook te sien is 't I. Lancerota en 't I. Forteventura, met al syn diepte en drooghte, dus ver Naeukeurig op gestelt van bekende Stuerlieden, syn te bekomen

Nieuwe Pascaert vande Kust van Maroca en Zanhaga beginnend van C. Cantin tot C. Bajador, waer in ook te sien is 't I. Lancerota en 't I. Forteventura, met al syn diepte en drooghte, dus ver Naeukeurig op gestelt van bekende Stuerlieden, syn te bekomen

by VAN KEULEN, Johannes

Amsterdam, 1681. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart. Copper plate engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 20" x 22 7/8". Beautifully rendered sea chart with north oriented to the left. Shows the southwestern coast of Morocco and part of Western Saraha, from Cape Cantin to Cape Bajador, including the eastern most Canary Islands. An inset shows ports on the Island of Lanzerota. Features rhumb lines, a compass rose, depths, nicely detailed banks and a decorative ship. An ornate... Read more
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$750.00
A sermon preached before the king & queen at White-Hall, March 23, 1689/90.

A sermon preached before the king & queen at White-Hall, March 23, 1689/90.

by Stillingfleet, Edward

London: Henry Mortclocke, 1690. 4to. [4], 35, [1 (blank)] pp. First edition of the Bishop of Worcester's sermon on Ecclesiastes xi, 9. Pepys said of Stillingfleet that "he did make a most plain, honest, good, grave sermon, in the most unconcerned and easy, yet substantial manner that ever I heard in my life” (DNB).         ESTC R14192; Wing (rev. ed.) S5661. On Stillingfleet, see: Dictionary of National Biography. Bound into recent paper wrappers with linen binder's tape;... Read more
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$60.00
Territorio di Brescia, et di Crema

Territorio di Brescia, et di Crema

by MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio

Bologna: Sebastiano Bononi, 1620. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13.5" x 17 15/16". Beautifully detailed map of Brescia and its mountainous environs in Lombardy. Shows Lake Garda and Lake Iseo and features ornate architectural cartouches. North is oriented to the right. Minor staining to margins and a tear to bottom edge. Magini (1555-1617) was an Italian humanist and professor of astronomy. This rare map was published in his seminal work,... Read more
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$800.00
A sermon preached before the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament, upon the fast-day appointed, February 4. 1673/4.

A sermon preached before the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament, upon the fast-day appointed, February 4. 1673/4.

by Croft, Herbert

London: Pr. by Andrew Clark for Charles Harper, 1674. 4to. [4], 30, [2 (blank)] pp. First edition of this sermon by the Bishop of Hereford.         ESTC R225556; Wing (rev. ed.) C6974. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded over spine and edges. Lower margin of title-page cropped closely. Slight dust-soiling; pages mostly clean. Final blank with early inked doodling.
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$70.00
Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

by ORTELIUS, Abraham

Abraham Ortelius, 1612. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 19.25". This stunning 1612 map by Abraham Ortelius depicts the Western Hemisphere. At the time it was issued, the coastal areas of the New World had been fairly well explored, and Europeans were just beginning settlement and colonization. It is notable for depicting Spanish and Portuguese colonies in high detail, for these powers were notoriously protective of their geographical surveys.... Read more
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$6,500.00
A sermon preach'd before the King and Queen at Hampton-Court, April the 14th. 1689.

A sermon preach'd before the King and Queen at Hampton-Court, April the 14th. 1689.

by Tillotson, John

London: B. Aylmer & W. Rogers, 1689. 4to. 36 pp. First edition, "Published by His Majesty's special command.         ESTC R9503; Wing (rev. ed.) T1238. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded, especially over spine. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription; inked pagination added, with one early pencilled mark of emphasis.
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$65.00
A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, February 22d. 168/9.

A sermon preached before the Queen at White-Hall, February 22d. 168/9.

by Stillingfleet, Edward

London: Henry Mortlocke, 1689. 4to. [4], 36 pp. Sermon on 1 Peter iv. 18, by the Dean of St. Paul's, later Bishop of Worcester. The imprimatur leaf is present.         ESTC R14193; Wing (rev. ed.) S5660. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded, with extremities chipped and front joint starting to split. First and last pages darkened and spotted.
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$70.00
M. Tulli Ciceronis rhetorici libri.  Editio ad Manutianam, & Brutinam conformata.

M. Tulli Ciceronis rhetorici libri. Editio ad Manutianam, & Brutinam conformata.

by Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Hanoviae: Typis Wechelianis, apud Claudium Marnium, & heredes Ioann. Aubrii, 1609. 8vo. [16], 667, [1 (blank)] pp. Uncommon reissue of the 1590 Wechel printing, with the Manutius preface. With the Wechel printer's device on the title-page.         Schweiger, II, 113. 20th-century faux leather, spine with title and author stamped in silver. A few instances of underlining in an early hand; outer margins of front fly-leaf and one text leaf reinforced. Some pages with light staining, mostly... Read more
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$250.00
A sermon preach'd before the Queen at White-Hall, March the 7th, 1689/90.

A sermon preach'd before the Queen at White-Hall, March the 7th, 1689/90.

by Tillotson, John

London: Brabazon Aylmer, Will. Rogers, & John Tillotson, 1690. 4to. [4], 32 pp. First edition of a sermon by the Dean of St. Paul's, later Archbishop of Canterbury. The DNB says that this particular sermon, on punishment of the wicked in Hell, provoked an outcry in which Tillotson "was accused of undermining [the doctrine of eternal torment] to allay Mary's dread of the consequences of her action as a daughter.         ESTC R9502; Wing (rev. ed.) T1240. On Tillotson, see:... Read more
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$85.00
A sermon preached at St. Mary le Bow before the Lord Mayor, court of aldermen, & citizens of London, on Wednesday the 18th of June; a day appointed by their Majesties, for a solemn monthly fast.

A sermon preached at St. Mary le Bow before the Lord Mayor, court of aldermen, & citizens of London, on Wednesday the 18th of June; a day appointed by their Majesties, for a solemn monthly fast.

by Tillotson, John

London: Brabazon Aylmer, Will. Rogers, & J. Tillotson, 1690. 4to. [6], 34 pp. First edition of this “fast-sermon” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, here with the half-title.         ESTC R16897; Wing (rev. ed.) T1242. Bound into recent paper wrappers with linen binder’s tape; wrappers faded, with edge nicks. Pages slightly age-toned; half-title with outer and lower edges chipped.
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$75.00
METAMORPHOSIS ANGLORUM, sive Mutationes variae regum, regni, rerumque Angliae: Opus historicum et politicum / ex variis fide dignissimis monumentis ac auctoribus contextum, ad haec usque tempora deductum, memoriaeque posteritatus aeternae consecratum

METAMORPHOSIS ANGLORUM, sive Mutationes variae regum, regni, rerumque Angliae: Opus historicum et politicum / ex variis fide dignissimis monumentis ac auctoribus contextum, ad haec usque tempora deductum, memoriaeque posteritatus aeternae consecratum

by [BOXHORN, Marcus Zuerius van]

[Leyden]: [s.n.], 1653. Full calf. Very good+. 32mo (5.1", 13 cm). 536 pp. Latin. First edition: Compiled and in part translated into Latin by Dutch scholar Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612-1653). "Boxhorn, as a true patriot, felt the urge to defend his country when it became the victim of new foreign aggression and that for this reason he constructed the Metamorphosis Anglorum, a work that blackens the reputation of England's republican regime, brands it as illegal, and portrays it as warlike,... Read more
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$195.00