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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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Description de l'article : No Binding. Etat : Fine. The Alexander Hamilton Collection contains hundreds of documents from leaders, soldiers, citizens and the press, written when the Revolutionary War and Founding were current events. The Collection includes powerful letters and documents of Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Aaron Burr, among many others. We are pleased to offer a unique collection of original documents that made American history. These documents tell the story of the orphan immigrant founding father who fought for independence, founded our financial system, and fostered a government capable of surviving internal factions and foreign foes. Alexander Hamilton letters and documents in the collection include:one of his greatest love letters, to Elizabeth Schuyler: "You are certainly a little sorceress. and have rendered me as restless and unsatisfied with all about me, as if I was the inhabitant of another world"; Hamilton's letter rallying to defeat Jefferson after Washington declined a third term (Hamilton changed his tune four years later, when he considered Burr a greater danger); a letter written on behalf of General Washington in October 1777; Hamilton to Robert Morris on biases that affect New York taxes; Hamilton and General Charles Lee's former aide-de-camp avoid a new confrontation years after Hamilton served as a second in his friend John Laurens' duel with Lee. Yes, Hamilton's story includes hubris, infidelity, scandal, and tragedy. This collection captures that, and more, within the wider arc of the Revolution and Founding. The Collection includes: the Declaration of Independence-official facsimile printed by order of Congress; Benjamin Franklin's electrifying letter on continuing support for the Declaration and his pleasure upon returning home after nine years as minister to France; The Federalist Papers, first edition, from the estate of a Governor of Pennsylvania; letters and documents of leaders and soldiers, among them a pay order for Philip Negro. The collection features letters of the first three American Presidents: George Washington's uncharacteristically tongue-in-cheek letter to close friend Dr. James McHenry, cryptically confiding his dream of leaving the army;a Washington letter preparing for a possible campaign after his victory at Yorktown; John Adams crowing about the capture of 55 British Ships, but warning not to expect peace yet, as "The Heads of a King and Ministers is at Stake"; another great Adams letter, reacting to the Reynolds scandal, asking of Hamilton: "Can talents atone for such turpitude? Can wisdom reside with such Gullibility?"; Thomas Jefferson refusing to share private correspondence to protect unfiltered thoughts from "obloquy from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine." Also included: Original printings of the Acts passed by Congress implementing Hamilton's Assumption Plan, his 1790 Report on the Public Credit, the charter for the Bank of the United States, and the charter for the Society for Useful Manufactures; His 1784 Phocion pamphlet explaining Federalist positions on peace with Great Britain;Documentation of a Livingston's slam against Hamilton in a near-riot at Federal Hall; and a letter detailing Hamilton's related challenge of Commodore Nicholson to a duel; A rare printing of the "Reynolds Pamphlet," in which he admits to infidelity but vigorously denies financial malfeasance; A lock of Hamilton's hair, carefully preserved by his family for generations. The Founding is represented in part by more than 40 exceptionally rare original acts of Congress signed by Thomas Jefferson or Edmund Randolph as Secretary of State, including the 1791 budget, and the Act for raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, which Hamilton used as a back-door approach to enact his Report on Manufactures tariff proposals. (See website for full description). Collection. N° de réf. du vendeur 24685

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Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis: PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after 83 - ca 168 AD).

Edité par Strassburg: Johann Schott 1513. (1513)

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Description de l'article : Strassburg: Johann Schott 1513., 1513. Folio (17 4/8 x 12 4/8 inches). 47 woodcut maps by Martin Waldseemüller (all but 2 double-page), including "Tabula terre nove" THE FIRST MAP IN AN ATLAS ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO AMERICA, the last map ("Lotharingia") printed in colors, 4 woodcut diagrams in text, one large woodcut of an armillary sphere on K1 (without the final blank leaf, some minor marginal dampstaining and thumbing, some leaves skillfully repaired). Contemporary blind-stamped paneled calf over wooden boards, each cover decorated in two panels with broad fillets of heads in medallion rolls, small floral and convolvulus leaves, and stamped with initials T C T A, remains of two pairs of silk ties (recently and expertly conserved by James and Stuart Brockman Ltd, full report available on request); modern cloth clamshell box. Provenance: Contemporary blind-stamped initials T.C.T.A. on covers of binding; near contemporary signature of Sir Jo[hn] Bourne (ca 1518-1575), Secretary of State and Privy Councilor under Queen Mary 1st on title-page; contemporary marginal annotations; bookplate of York Minster on front paste-down, private sale to; A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia and New York ca 1933, sold to; Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965), with his bookplate on the front paste-down, sold at; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 25 October 1966, lot 6 for $6,500 to; Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, Surrey, for Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), Library of Important Atlases and Geographies. THE FIRST "MODERN" EDITION OF PTOLEMY AND "THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL PTOLEMY EDITIONS" (Streeter Sale I:6) The first modern atlas, prepared by Martin Waldseemuller using the translation of Mathias Ringmann. This is one of the most important editions of Ptolemy, containing many new regional maps: twenty new maps based on contemporary knowledge "unlike many of the alleged 'new' maps produced by earlier editors, [they] contained a great deal of new information, and in nearly every case they were decided improvements over anything that had been previously offered." ("The World Encompassed", 56), were included in addition to the traditional body of twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition (or possibly from the manuscript atlas of Nicolaus Germanus that served as source for the latter). Schott's edition while initiated by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers, Martin Waldseemuller and his associate Mathias Ringmann, partly at the expense of Duke Rene of Lorraine, was brought to completion by Jacobus Eszler and Georgius Ubelin. The atlas contains the first map in an atlas entirely devoted to America ("Tabula terre nove"), often called the "Admiral's map" after Columbus. The map of Lotharingia (the first map of the Duchy of Lorrain), printed in black, red and olive, is one the earliest examples of color-printing. This edition was reprinted in 1520 using the same woodcut blocks. From the distinguished library of Sir John Bourne, who was one of Mary I's principal secretaries of state, privy councillor, and a prominent member of the Worcester gentry. A fervent catholic he "strove to frustrate the settlement of the new religion in his region and, without success, to rally his coreligionists to resistance and, perhaps, to rebellion" (Hill). Son of one Walter Bourne of Wick, Bourne left Worcestershire for London, a spell at Lincoln's Inn, and then as a clerk in the household of William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton, Lord Privy Seal after Cromwell's fall. His duties included signing a number of privy seal warrants on behalf of his master. On Southampton's death in 1542 Bourne returned to Worcester and became active in local politics and affairs. On the death of Edward VI Bourne became one of Queen Mary's earliest and closest advisors, and is recorded as being a member of her first council at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. He helped organise her escape from Hunsdon in Hertfordshire in early July of 1542. He was knighted by the Earl of. N° de réf. du vendeur 164V102

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Horae in laudem beatiss. Virginis Mariae. Ad: TORY, Geoffroy

TORY, Geoffroy

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Description de l'article : Woodcut illus., borders, & printer's mark from designs by Geoffroy Tory. One large oblong woodcut inserted plate (142 x 375 mm.), printed on a double-page & folding sheet (known as "Triomphe de la Vierge" representing her on a chariot pulled by unicorns), & 17 wood engravings by Tory. Pages with woodcuts have woodcut architectural borders. Borders of text pages composed of four different pieces by Tory, those on bottom oftentimes signed with Tory's Lorraine cross, and among the designs are the crowned "F" of François I, the crowned "C" of queen Claude, & a blank shield and plaque to be filled in with the arms or monogram of the owner of the book. Tory's "pot cassé" device (Renouard 1071) on title & on verso of final leaf, with his motto "Non plus." Title printed in red & black and much red printing in the text. Yellow wash on capitals. Large initials (several printed in red). Type 80R. Borders & each line of text ruled in red. 160 unnumbered leaves (collation: A-V8). 4to (189 x 125 mm.), French brown morocco executed between 1590 & 1610, large gilt fanfare decor on the sides with patterns arranged in lozenges & spandrels, "AM" ("Ave Maria") in the center of the covers, ornate gilt spine, gilt edges. [Paris: Geoffroy Tory, 20 October 1531]. First edition and an important re-discovery: a remarkable copy of Tory's fifth "Hours," heightened under the direction of Tory himself in his famous "Italian Lavis" with its brilliant coloring, primarily in gold, red, blue, green, black, and violet of different shadings. This is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance, in a fine "fanfare" binding executed between 1590 and 1610. Our copy is one of the very few to contain the large double-page and folding woodcut plate, the "Triomphe de la Vierge," here also heightened in delicate colors and gold. Our copy has been sumptuously enriched with extraordinary colors unique to Geoffroy Tory himself: the title-page, the first leaf of text, and the colophon; the large foldout engraving; and sixteen double-page openings (which include the pages of text opposite the wood-engraved illustrations). Altogether they offer a magnificent spectacle. The coloring here is extremely fine, particularly in the use of dominant colors linking the blocks and borders and related to the emotional content of the scene, notably the blue for the Visitation and the black for the Triumph of Death. The system of enhancing double-pages of illustration with colors and gold is characteristic of Tory and found in his other Books of Hours. This is the fifth "Hours" created by Geoffroy Tory. Upon his return from Italy, he set himself up as a bookseller in Paris in February 1523 with the ambition of transforming the French book, turning to the Italian woodcut, restrained and deceptively simple in outline, but not without sophistication, reminiscent of the 1499 Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. The large, open areas of white in the backgrounds are the most obvious characteristic of these border woodblocks. His first "Hours" appeared in 1525 in 4to, the second on 21 October 1527 in 8vo, the third 22 October 1527 in 4to, and the fourth on 8 February 1529 in 16mo. The magnificent wood-engraved architectural frames were newly created for this edition. "In the first half of the sixteenth century, the roman letter again asserted itself, and gothic characters were no longer the exclusive use of French printing-houses. This was due largely to the influence of that singular genius, Geofroy Tory of Bourges, 'who was at the forefront of all progress made in books, in the second quarter of the sixteen century'."-Updike, Printing Types, Vol. I, p. 188. Tory has always been considered as one of the great innovators of book design. William B. Ivins considered the Hours of 1525 as "the first French book which from beginning to end was a highly conscious and deliberate work of art" (Schäfer catalogue, II, lot 108). Before the Champ Fleury of 1529, Tory had wanted to produce books of hours which would. N° de réf. du vendeur 6158

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Il costume antico e moderno o storia: Ferrario, Giulio (ed.).
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Description de l'article : Milan, tipografia dell'editore, 1829-1834., 1834. Folio (380 x 265 mm). 37 vols. incl. supplements and index. With 7 engr. folding maps, 5 engr. maps, 1619 coloured aquatints (2 double-page-sized), 2 engr. portraits, 2 engr. plates of musical notes, and 4 tables. Late 19th century half calf with giltstamped spine title. Untrimmed. Without question the largest pictorial encyclopedia of the world published during the 19th century, and one of the rarest works to be found complete. Printed in a press run of no more than 300 copies, this set is numbered "12" and was inscribed to a friend of the author ("del socio Signor G. Ferrario"); as such, it was printed on superior paper and coloured particularly carefully (according to Brunet, most of the 300 copies produced were issued entirely uncoloured). The purpose of this 37-volume set in large folio format was to provide a complete account of all known parts of the world not only by describing in detail the various peoples' costumes, governments, religion, habits, military, arts and science, but also by showing them in splendid illustrations, all of which are here individually coloured by hand. The engravings include not only many costumes, but also buildings, objects of religious and of everyday use, monuments, historical scenes and much more. The plates are printed on wove paper and bear the publisher's drystamp. In spite of the enormous number of plates, the colouring is meticulous throughout. - Initially planned for no more than 13 volumes (1816-1827) and also published in French, this present Italian edition is the only one that was issued complete with all supplements and the plates in their impressive folio format. - Of the utmost rarity: we could not trace a single complete copy on the market since 1950. Auction records list only the abridged 8vo reprint or single volumes of the present folio edition (Sotheby's, May 28, 2002, lot 426: £8,720 for vol. I, pt. 3 only). Interior shows occasional slight foxing to blank margins. Altogether an excellent, complete set of the luxury edition: uniformly bound, untrimmed and wide-margined. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 231. Lipperheide Ad 7. Colas 1051. Hiler 311. Brunet II, 1232f. N° de réf. du vendeur 33049

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Woods, Colonel George)

Edité par Pittsburgh (1784)

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Description de l'article : Pittsburgh, 1784. THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH Pen and ink on parchment Sheet size: 13 ½" x 17 ¼" Provenance: Senator James Ross (1762-1847); Private collection, Pittsburgh. References: John Melish, Travels through the United States of America in the Years 1806-07 (Philadelphia, 1812) 54; John W. Reps, The Making of Urban America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965) 204-206; ibid., Town Planning in Frontier America (Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1980) 181; Bruce Buvinger, Origin, Development, and Persistence of Street Patterns in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, 1972). This remarkable document is the only available original manuscript of the first survey and town plan of Pittsburgh and stands as the Penns' charter of Pittsburgh. Every deed issued by Penns' Philadelphia Land Office referred to it and all subsequent real estate ownership in Pittsburgh's "Triangle" is based on this document. Three copies of the original map are recorded, but the other two were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1845, which burned nearly one thousand buildings and leveled nearly half of Pittsburgh. This copy survived as it was held outside the city, at the residence of Senator James Ross. The map was used by Ross, at a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania trial, during 1841. In his recorded deposition he stated "I had it sent to me by the Proprietaries' agent at the trial of the Commonwealth vs. McDonald. This parchment draft I saw in said office of Proprietaries 40 years ago." A two-line attest of authenticity, located at the lower left of the plan, dated December 29, 1841 and signed by James Ross, states "this is the parchment draft referred to in my deposition." On the verso of the document is an Allegheny County clerk's notation, "Recorded in the office for recording deeds . . .," dated February 19, 1842. A copy of the document (complete with Ross's attest of authenticity) is to be found in the Allegheny County plat book. The authenticity of the map has been further verified by Andrew E. Masich, president and CEO of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania who in an article for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Sunday, November 20, 2005) commented, " . . . it's a legitimate thing. It is one of the earliest maps of Pittsburgh." A settlement is recorded on the site, of what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as early as circa 1760. On March 4, 1681, King Charles II signed the Charter of Pennsylvania and granted the territory to William Penn as payment of a loan in the amount of £16,000. Penn intended this to be a safe haven for persecuted Quakers, a religion he himself had converted to, but which was socially despised in Great Britain. By the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania also became a settlement for new immigrants to America, who found little opportunity in the already settled portions of the original colonies. However, there was little settlement of the western portion of the state due to constant Native American incursions. This was to change during the second half of the century. In 1754 the French and Indian War broke out. The Mississippi and Ohio Valleys had been under the control of the French and their defeat opened the path for settlement in western Pennsylvania. In 1758 Fort Duquesne, built at the strategic point where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet the Ohio River, fell to the British and was renamed Fort Pitt. According to early accounts, a small community of 200 houses, grouped in a tiny grid of rectangular blocks fronting on to the Monongahela, had formed around the fort within two years. Most of the inhabitants were fur traders. Under the. N° de réf. du vendeur 000943

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Description de l'article : Kein Einband. 3 Manuskripte, zusammen 15 1/4 Seiten folio. Hs I Pilsen, 12.I.1634, 5 Seiten folio, mit den Unterschriften von 49 wallensteinischen Offizieren und papiergedecktem Siegel des Feldmarschalls Christian von Ilow über roter Seidenschnur. 3 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter, ein viertes Blatt leer, ebenso der Umschlag. (1r Text; 1v Text; 2r Text; 2v Text und Unterschriften; 3r Unterschriften und Siegel; 3v Stempel "Reichsgräfl. Schaffgottsche Majoratsbibliothek zu Warmbrunn" und "Standesherrl. Cameralamt zu Hermsdorf" sowie Signatur; 4r+v vacat.) - - Der erste "Pilsener Revers" oder "Pilsener Schluss" mit dem persönlichen Treueeid der einberufenen Offiziere auf ihren Generalissimus Wallenstein, der zuvor mit seinem Abschied gedroht hatte. Zu den Unterzeichnern zählen auch Ottavio Piccolomini, der zu diesem Zeitpunkt schon Wallensteins Absetzung betrieb, und mit Butler und Gordon zwei der späteren Mörder Wallensteins (nicht erschienen waren die ebenfalls geladenen Heerführer Gallas, Aldringen und Colloredo). - Das bedingungslose Treuegelöbnis für Wallenstein wird in Wien als letzter Beweis für dessen Verrat am Kaiser angesehen, am 24. Januar wird der Generalissimus per Geheimpatent ab- und Gallas als Höchstkommandierender eingesetzt. - Unter dem Eindruck der Bedrohung, wenn auch ohne Kenntnis des am Vortag ergangenen verschärften Absetzungsbefehls des Kaisers haben zu können, erklärt Wallenstein am 19. Februar seine Treue gegenüber dem Kaiser und verwahrt sich gegen die Deutung, der Revers vom 12. Januar sei gegen den Kaiser gerichtet. Ein nicht unterzeichnetes Protokoll hält die Reaktionen von 33 Offizieren auf Wallensteins Erklärung fest: - - Hs II Pilsen, 19.II.1634, 6 ? Seiten folio. 4 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter, von alter Hand am Kopf foliiert 33-35. (1r-4r beschrieben, 4v vacat.) - - Protokoll der "Vota" von 33 bei Ilow zusammengekommenen Offiziere, mit denen sie Wallensteins Treueerklärung gegenüber Kaiser und Reich annehmen und unterstützen. - Am Tag nach diesen informellen Erklärungen wird ein offizielles, für Wien bestimmtes Dokument aufgesetzt. Das Verhängnis soll aufgehalten werden, indem der "mißverstandene" Revers vom 12. Januar ins rechte Licht gesetzt wird: - - Hs III Pilsen, 20.II.1634, 4 Seiten folio, mit den Unterschriften von Wallenstein und 32 seiner Offiziere. 3 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter mit Umschlag. Blätter und Umschlag lose. (1r Text; 1v Text; 2r Text; 2v Text und Unterschriften; 3r Unterschriften; 3v Stempel "Reichsgräfl. Schaffgottsche Majoratsbibliothek zu Warmbrunn" und "Standesherrl. Cameralamt zu Hermsdorf" sowie Signatur.) - Der zweite Pilsener Schluß, in dem Wallenstein und die noch bei ihm verbliebenen Offiziere ihre Treue zu Kaiser und katholischer Religion erklären. - - Zwei Tage später bricht Wallenstein nach Eger auf, am 25. Februar wird er dort in seinem Schlafzimmer ermordet; unmittelbar vor ihm waren seine engsten Getreuen Ilow, Kinsky und Adam Trcka umgebracht worden. Sechs der Unterzeichner vom 12. Januar wurden wegen ihres Verrats an Kaiser und Reich unter Anklage gestellt. Die Anklage gegen Herzog Heinrich Julius von Sachsen-Lauenburg wird fallengelassen; Haimerl, Losy, Sparr und Scherffenberg werden zum Tode verurteilt und bald begnadigt; nur das Todesurteil gegen Graf Schaffgotsch, aus dessen Archiv die vorliegenden Dokumente stammen, wird im Juli 1635 vollstreckt. - - Angesichts der Wirrnisse, denen die Handschriften in fast 4 Jahrhunderten ausgesetzt waren, ist ihr Zustand noch bemerkenswert gut. Ränder und Falten - insbesondere die Bugfalten - weisen Einrisse und kleine Abbrechungen auf, Hs I darüber hinaus ein kleines Rostloch in Bl 1. - - Ausführliche Beschreibung auf Wunsch! - Differenzbesteuerung nach Paragraph 25a UStG. Buch. N° de réf. du vendeur 39848

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Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Civitates Orbis Terrarum.: BRAUN, Georg, HOGENBERG,

BRAUN, Georg, HOGENBERG, Franz

Edité par Apud Petrum A Brachel, [1575-1593]. (1575)

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Description de l'article : Apud Petrum A Brachel, [1575-1593]., 1575. Hardcover. Etat : Fine. A celebration of the city state in a contemporary Plantijn binding Folio (385 by 280mm), Latin text, four volumes, engraved title-pages and 236 double-page engraved maps, plans, and bird's-eye views, all with fine original hand-colour, occasional stains consistent with age, title and preliminary pages to volume IV with some damage at sheet edge, and worming, fine contemporary blind calf, title within lozenge surrounded by central arabesque, spine in six compartments, recornered, repairs to head and foot of spine, a few volumes with remains of gilt. A fine copy of “the earliest systematic city atlas” (Koeman). The 'Civitates' attempts to present, for the first time, an account of all the major settlements and cities of the world known to Europeans, using a combination of two-dimensional plans, three-dimensional views, and bird's-eye perspectives. The subsequent atlas proved hugely popular with the new urban mercantile elite, who were hungry for information on foreign places. It was intended for the educated reader: far more copies survive in Latin than in the vernacular. In order to obtain accurate representations of the cities illustrated in the ‘Civitates’, Georg Braun (1541-1622), the canon of Cologne Cathedral, established a network of correspondents and artists across Europe who contributed to the project. These included Georg Hoefnagel, Heinrich Rantzau, Jacob van Deventer, and Abraham Ortelius. In fact, Hoefnagel and Ortelius were close friends, travelling extensively throughout Europe, and are often depicted in the foreground of the engraved views. The engravings were executed by Franz Hogenberg and Simon Novellanus. Hogenberg was a close friend of the greatest cartographers of the age, Gerard Mercator and Ortelius, and he was employed by Ortelius to engrave maps for his atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’.The plates are brought alive with their depiction of the individual citizens in the foreground, from the rich merchants of London, and the wild Cossacks of Moscow, to the refined townsfolk of Maastricht. However, Braun's motives for adding figures to the views, went further: as stated in his introduction to the first book, he believed, perhaps optimistically, that his plans would not in consequence be scrutinized for military secrets by the Turks, as their religion forbade them from looking on representations of the human form. Koeman II, pp.10-13; van der Krogt 41:1.1 (1577), 41.1.2 (1593), 41.1.3 (1588), 41.1.4 (1588); Phillips 59. N° de réf. du vendeur 2140

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Illuminated manuscript on vellum, 13th century (2nd: BIBLE

BIBLE

Edité par France, Paris or Amiens (1225)

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Description de l'article : France, Paris or Amiens, 1225. Hardcover. Etat : Very good. A COMPLETE EARLY-THIRTEENTH CENTURY PORTABLE PARISIAN BIBLE 146 x 95 mm, 656 leaves on parchment: I12, II-XII24, XIII26, XIV-XVII24, XVIII18, with no catchwords or leaf signatures; flyleaves at the beginning and end, the first and last used as pastedowns; modern foliation in pencil "1-655" repeating no. 521 (followed here). Justification 98 x 66/67 (30/31 x 5/6 x 30/31) mm ruled in lead point with two vertical bounding lines for two columns and 42 horizontal lines for 41 lines of text, with two extra horizontal lines; pricking holes for vertical bounders showing occasionally in the lower margins; two extra horizontal lines (3 mm apart) at circa 9-11 mm from upper ruled horizontal line and circa 15-19 mm from lower. Very small Gothic French bookhand (Textualis) deriving from glossing script, often called ‘pearl script’ (Perlschrift), in dark brown ink; less formal small Gothic hand influenced by documentary script for the added index of liturgical readings at end (fols. 653v-656v) (apparently unfinished); headings and highlighting of capitals in red, running-titles and chapter numbers in alternating red and blue capitals, versal initials in Psalms (fols 276r-303v) and Interpretationes (fols. 591r-653v; capitals not executed and dedicated space left blank from letter E onwards), chapter initials (2-15 lines high) in alternating red and blue with contrasting pen-flourished decoration throughout, 66 large puzzle initials (3-39 lines high, mostly 4-6 lines) in red and blue with pen-flourished decoration in red or red and blue, 78 large illuminated initials (from 3-line to column high, mostly 7-9 lines), in designs of spiralling foliage, occasionally inhabited by small dragons or other grotesque animals, in colours (blue, red, pink, green and white) and shell-gold. A few marginal 15th-century notes in light brown ink (see fols 248v, 425r and 425v, the latter by a Northern continental hand) and manicula in red (fol. 144v). Parchment (?) tabs marking the beginning of books removed. Thin parchment of good quality, with slight cockling, and a short cut at the fore-edge of some leaves caused by the removal of parchment tabs marking the beginning of books. Running titles occasionally cropped by the binder. C. 1500 binding, probably Flemish, light brown calf over bevelled wooden boards, sewn on four raised double-split spine bands, covers tooled in blind to a panel design, outer panel filled with a blind tooled heads-in-medallion roll, second panel with blind fleuron, rosette and leaves tools, and central panel semé with blind-tooled fleurons, with two long decorated brass catches at fore-edge of upper cover, and two stubs of calf-leather straps for fastening clasps (missing) secured at fore-edge of lower cover by two brass plaquettes; spine, edges and corners restored. 18th-century shelf marks on verso of third upper flyleaf and corner of lower pastedown; 19th century shelf mark "105/ 100_9 [or 1] i" in pencil at lower edge of upper pastedown. Preserved in wooden book box. This charming and prettily decorated portable Bible is an untouched and unspoiled early example of the Parisian Bible of the 13th century. It was copied and decorated in the second quarter of the century, shortly after university theologians completed the standardization of the biblical texts. The new Vulgate had been created to facilitate university teachers and members of the preaching orders, who often travelled between universities, monasteries and church congregations in different parts of the country. It was therefore conceived as a text that could be copied in volumes of diminutive format, written on very fine parchment in the tiny formal Gothic script mostly used until then for marginal glosses. The new biblical vulgate started circulating in its final form about 1230. The present manuscript is therefore an early representative of the Parisian Vulgate. The text is complete and all the canonical prologues, each rubricated in full and decorated with an illuminated. N° de réf. du vendeur K36

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De jure belli ac pacis libri tres.: Grotius, Hugo.

Grotius, Hugo.

Edité par Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1625. (1625)

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Description de l'article : Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1625., 1625. 4to (240 x 169 mm). (36), 506, (2), 553-586, (8) pp. Title printed in red and black, roman and italic type, a few words or phrases in Greek type, shoulder notes. Woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut head and tail-pieces and floriated initials. Contemp. French calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettering in 2nd compartment (extremities rubbed, corners bumped and worn, boards rubbed, foot of spine little chipped), marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges. First edition of the "foundation of modern international law" (PMM). A prodigy in his youth, Grotius became a statesman and thinker of the greatest integrity whose influence on modern European thought can scarcely be overestimated. In 1619, cutting short a successful career in the law and diplomacy, Grotius was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Louvestein fortress in Holland by order of the stadtholder, Prince Maurice of Nassau, for having attempted to orchestrate a compromise between the Calvinist and anti-Spanish party, led by Maurice, and the more moderate Remonstrant party, who advocated self-government of the Dutch states in matters of religion. After a dramatic escape two years later (his wife smuggled him out of jail in a book trunk), Grotius took refuge in France, where he survived on meagre pensions, settling in 1623 in the country house of the President de Meme near Senlis, close to the property of de Thou fils, who gave him free access to his father's splendid library. There Grotius began writing his master work, "De jure belli ac pacis". Many of the ideas developed therein had been outlined in an unpublished work of his youth, "De jure praedae", the manuscript of which he had brought with him, enabling him to finish the treatise in under a year. The fundamental importance of the mature work is its attempt, a century before the spread of the Enlightenment, "to obtain a principle of right, and a basis for society and government, outside the church or the Bible" (M. Pattison, art. "Grotius", Enc. Brit. 1911, v. 12, p. 623). "The distinction between religion and morality is not clearly made, but Grotius' principle of an immutable law, which God can no more alter than a mathematical axiom, was the first expression of the 'droit naturel', the natural law which exercised the great political theorists of the eighteenth century, and is the foundation of modern international law" (PMM). - Buon commenced printing the work in November 1624. By using two or three presses, a few copies, presumably of the first state (Ter Meulen/D., p. 565), were ready to be sent to the Frankfurt fair in March 1625. This first state (of which Ter Meulen and Diermanse record only one copy, at the Bodleian) contains no table, indices, addenda or errata; all but the errata were added, constituting a second state (Ter Meulen/D. 565'), copies of which are also extremely rare, as it appears not to have been published. Both first and second states contain substantive textual variants, principally in bifolium 3Q2.3 and in quires 5E-5G, which were modified under the author's supervision, probably in the course of printing, forming a third and final state. While 3Q2.3 appear to have been entirely re-typeset, other corrections or revisions, according to Grotius's bibliographers, appear erratically in different copies. States II and III have title in red and black, in both, book 3, ch. 24 begins on p. 781 and text ends on p. 786, and both are complete, except that state II lacks the errata. Our copy conforms to state III, with the following points present: mis-signing 3 as o3 and 3C2 as 3C3, misprinting of p. 212 as 213, 407 as 707, 410 as 41, 456 as 458, 492 as 462; gathering 3C2 (pp. 385/386-391/392) has double page numbering to fill up the count preceding 393 on 3D1r; that sequence continues through 464 (3M4v), then reverts to the actual count beginning with 461 on 3N1r. Book 3 begins on leaf 4A1r (p. 553), as if preceded by A-3Z? (which would end with p. 552). N° de réf. du vendeur 48461

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Purchas his Pilgrimes. In five bookes [Together: PURCHAS, Samuel.

PURCHAS, Samuel.

Edité par London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625–6 (1625)

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Description de l'article : London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625–6, 1625. Together 5 volumes (the supplemental Pilgrimage comprising the fifth volume), folio (330 × 207 mm). Uniformly bound in mid–18th-century calf, rebacked with original decorative gilt spines laid down, red and green morocco labels, blind roll-tool border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Late 17th-century ownership inscriptions of "Rob. Williams his booke" on title pages of vols. II and III; engraved armorial bookplates of Sir Charles Tennant (1823–1906), industrialist, who amassed a notable library at his estate The Glen, Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders. Bindings professionally refurbished, a few light abrasions and shallow scratches, occasional light browning, a few marginal tears, some light offsetting of engraving onto letterpress, a few natural flaws and rust-holes, and the following minor defects: volume 1, H1 lower fore-corner torn away without loss of text, closed-tear in 2C4, old splash marks on 4Q2 (recto and verso); volume 2, old repaired tear at inner corner of 4Y just touching edge of map of Barbaria and Egypt, paper flaw at upper fore-corner of 6F2, paper flaw at fore-edge of 6H frayed with very minor loss to map of "Terra Sancta" on verso, map of Germany (6L3 verso) just shaved to neat line along outer edge, closed-tear in 6Y along lower platemark of map of Europe (but with no loss), small hole in 8P3; volume 4, repaired closed-tear at lower margin of 5V6, paper flaw at lower fore-corner of 6C3 and lower edge of 7D6, printing flaw at edge of map of England (8B2 verso), faint dampstaining and a small stain on double-page map of China. A very good set, with the blank leaf R4 in volume 1 (frequently wanting). Engraved additional title to vol. I (second issue, dated 1625; usually absent), 88 engraved maps (7 double-page or folding: the Virginia map in volume IV in Verner's state 7, that of China in volume III loosely inserted and on a slightly smaller sheet; 81 half-page in the text), plus the additional double-hemisphere map tipped in at p. 65 in volume 1 (see Sabin, p. 118), numerous illustrations, mostly woodcut, but some engraved. First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the engraved title-page (often lacking) dated 1625, the map of Virginia in vol. IV in the 10th state according to Burden, with the whole engraved area present (often trimmed with loss). With the fourth edition of the Pilgrimage, issued concurrently as a supplement, in the usual issue with the first quire reset, the title beginning Purchas (the other setting has Purchase), and the added dedication to King Charles. The fourth edition of the Pilgrimage is usually considered the best; first published in 1613, it gives Purchas's account of the various religions encountered throughout the world. Together, this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith. This is a lovely set in 18th-century calf. "The Pilgrimes (as it is usually known) was the culmination of almost twenty years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It was based in part on Hakluyt's remaining manuscripts, which Purchas had acquired about 1620. (Their subsequent history is unknown.) The result was a four-volume folio that took more than three years to print; at the time of its publication it was the largest book ever seen through the English press. The Pilgrimes combined editing with editorializing to comprise the bulkiest anti-Catholic tract of the age and the last great English work of geographical editing for almost a century. Its four volumes traversed the world from the ancient Near East to the latest English colonies. The first volume comprised the travels of ancient kings, patriarchs, apostles, and others; comparative histories of languages, religion, church government, and 'letters'; circumnavigations of the globe; and English voyages to Africa, Persia, India, and Asia. N° de réf. du vendeur 120132

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The Historie of the great and mightie: GONZALES DE MENDOZA,

GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545-1618).

Edité par London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White,1588. (1588)

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Description de l'article : London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White,1588., 1588. GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545-1618). The Historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China, and the situation thereof: Togither with the great riches, huge Citties, politike governement, and rare inventions in the same. Translated from Spanish into English by Robert Parke. London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White, and are to be sold at the little North doore of Paules, at the Signe of the Gun, 1588. 8vo., (7 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Woodcut device on title-page, 3 woodcut Chinese characters in the text on pages 92 and 93, one 10-line historiated initial, 1 9-line historiated initial, 5 9-, 8-, or 7-line floriated initials, 2 woodcut head-pieces, 3 -tail-pieces (natural weakness to page 183/184 leaving a small hole affecting the text). BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY ELIZABETHAN binding of panelled speckled calf, each cover decorated with borders of blind fillets, surrounding an inner border of dot, semi-circle, and floret roll tools, with a large fleuron at each outer corner, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others gilt ruled (small discreet and early repair to the head of the spine, joints a bit scuffed). Provenance: The Harcourt Family, with the engraved armorial bookplate, on the front paste-down, of Aubrey Harcourt (1852-1904), of Nuneham Park and Stanton Harcourt, High Sheriff of Oxford, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, and Justice of the Peace, their sale Sotheby's London, 4th November, 2014, lot 189. First edition in English, of the revised and most complete edition of this EXCEEDINGLY RARE HISTORY OF CHINA, in a fine contemporary Elizabethan binding. Regarded as one of the most important and influential Elizabethan books of exploration and discovery. The first edition in Spanish was published in Rome in 1585 and this translation is taken from the revised Madrid edition of 1586. It was translated by Robert Parke, as he says himself, at the request and encouragement of the celebrated Richard Hakluyt, before the publication of his own "Principall Navigations". Arranged in three parts, the first part contains an account of the fifteen provinces of China "euery one of them is bigger than the greatest kingdome that we doo vunderstand to be in all Europe" (page 13), and descriptions of cities, towns, architecture: "in al places there be men excellent in architecture: and the necessaries that they have to build with is the best in the word" (page 16), of costume, religion, Kings and Emperors, taxes, the army, judicial system, navy, printing, fishing with ducks, artillery, marriage customs and criminals. As such, this is the first major survey of China in English, although travelers had been writing down their adventures to China since the first decades of the second millennium. The first account to appear in English was a rendering of Portuguese Galeote Pereira's 1565 description of China, as "Reportes of the Province of China" published by Richard Eden in his "History of Travayle in the West and East Indies", a translation of Peter Martyr, the second edition, published in 1577. The three woodcut Chinese characters/letters, found on pages 92 and 93, are THE FIRST TO APPEAR IN A EUROPEAN BOOK. Mendoza's account proved immensely popular and it ran to some 33 editions, in several languages, between 1585 and 1613. Actually Mendoza never visited China himself, but in 1562 he sailed for Mexico where he acquired original reports from Augustinian and Franciscan missionaries to the Philippines and China recounting the economics, politics and customs of those distant lands up to 1583. He also had access to a collection of works in Chinese acquired by Martin de Rada (or de Herrada) (1533-1578) in Fukien in 1575. The second part is devoted to three Spanish expeditions: that of Martin de Rada to the Philippines in 1575, Pedro de Alfaro's journey in 1578, and allegedly that of Martin Ignacio de Loyola in 1581, which was actually details of Tordesillas' voyage from Manila to China, N° de réf. du vendeur 72lib1256

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NOTABILI ET SENTENTIE DI QUATTRO DOCTORI: GERONIMO,: A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED

A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND DATED HUMANIST ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN

Edité par colophon dated 1456-57, Italy [Florence] (1456)

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Description de l'article : colophon dated 1456-57, Italy [Florence], 1456. 268 x 187 mm. (10 1/2 x 7 3/8"). 176 leaves (complete). Single column, 31 lines alternating red ink for Latin and dark brown ink for Italian translation, in a very fine humanist hand. Contemporary panelled calf over wooden boards, with central chain design and foliate border, original clasps replaced with modern hardware, edges gilt and gauffered with chevrons and flowers, expertly rebacked to style. Paragraph marks in red or blue, initial letters of each sentence in contrasting color to main text, running titles in red, 10 ORNATE WHITE VINE STEM INITIALS, the first two very large and extending quite far down the page, the letters burnished gold and skillfully linked with white vines against a pink and green background outlined with blue and further decorated with clusters of white dots (the drawing of a marginal female crowned head on one page). Front endleaf with 17th or 18th century signature of Eduardo Lopez, dated colophon on final page, rear pastedown with a 19th century English price code in pounds and shillings. Binding with a few small wormholes, general wear, and significant (careful) restoration, but still retaining much of its original appeal; red ink not infrequently faded to varying degrees (though never illegible), a few light scuffs or thumb smudges on the title and the occasional leaf, otherwise in thoroughly excellent condition, entirely fresh, quite clean, and with ample margins. TThis beautifully crafted work contains a dated but unpublished text that was compiled for the private edification and elevation of an unknown patron obviously with considerable means, clearly with a desire to attain greater understanding, and apparently without the classical learning typically needed for ready access to it. The manuscript contains excerpts from five books of the Bible (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Job, Psalms, and Proverbs) as well as various texts written by four of the Latin Church Fathers. These include Jerome, "Epistles" (ff. 46r-130v) and "Homilies on Ezechiel" (ff. 130v - 153r); Augustine, "City of God" (ff. 135r - 140r) and "Confessions" (ff. 140v - 146v); Ambrose, "De Iacob et Vita Beata" (ff. 146v - 150r); and Cyprian, "Ad Donatum" (ff. 150v - 151r). Each excerpt is presented in the original Latin followed by the Italian translation in contrasting ink, making this not only an object of great interest from a scholarly standpoint, but also aesthetically very pleasing to look at. While the author/translator of the text remains anonymous, the manuscript has recently been identified as a sister copy of Rossi MS 88 at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and MS 335 of the Biblioteca Riccardiana, (both of which manuscripts are without dates). The Riccardiana MS can be placed at the Dominican convent of San Marco in Florence by the mid-16th century at the very latest. Given this early association, it seems quite possible that the author would have been connected to the convent in some significant way. The Riccardiana manuscript is notably smaller than the present one, and its more modest dimensions would have been suitable for an inmate at the convent. By contrast, the larger, more opulent version seen here (and in the Rossi MS) would have been more appropriate for the use of a wealthy patron. The convent of San Marco did not lack for illustrious connections and was itself an important center for art and culture in the Medici-ruled Florence of the 15th century. Its status was in no small way bolstered by the efforts of the great patron of the arts Cosimo il Vecchio de' Medici (also known as "the elder"), who not only kept a cell on the premises, but also took it upon himself to renovate the aging structure. Among the notable artists who contributed to its renewal were the sculptor and architect Michelozzo (d. 1472) and painter Fra Angelico (d. 1455); it was also the site of the first public library in Florence. The Medici connection is further evident in the Rossi MS, which contains an ownership inscription of a senior Medici. N° de réf. du vendeur ST13058

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Purchas: His Pilgrimes. In Five Bookes. [With]: PURCHAS, Samuel.

PURCHAS, Samuel.

Edité par London William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone: & 1626 (1625)

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Description de l'article : London William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone: & 1626, 1625. First edition of Pilgrimes, fourth edition of Pilgrimage. Together 5 vols. Small folio (328 x 217mm). Additional engraved title in vol. I dated 1625, 88 engraved maps, of which 4 double-page folding, 3 double-page and 81 half-page, with numerous illustrations, most woodcut but 7 engraved, woodcut headpieces & initials throughout. With the blank R4 in vol. I. Contemporary ruled calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, with red morocco labels, lettered in gilt, joints repaired, corners slightly bumped, fore-edges numbered & lettered, occasional early neat ink marginalia, very occasional light, marginal staining, minor worm tracks to vol. III, T1-6, closed 2cm tear at fold on upper edge of Virginia map vol. IV. Probably the greatest collection of voyages ever published; the Pilgrimes here in first edition. A handsome set of the second major collection of English voyages, from the library of Francis Fulford whose ancestor was granted the estate of Great Fulford by Richard I in about 1191, following the Third Crusade. With the fourth (much enlarged) edition of .Pilgrimage which usually forms the fifth or supplemental volume, and is considered the best edition. First published in 1613, it gives Purchas's accounts of the various religions encountered throughout the world. 'This great geographical collection is a continuation and enlargement of Hakluyt's The Principal Navigations. At the death of Hakluyt there was left a large collection of voyages in manuscript which came into the hands of Purchas, who added to them many more voyages and travels. Purchas followed the general plan of Hakluyt, but he frequently put the accounts into his own words . The main divisions of the work fall into two parts: the first covering the world known to Ptolemy, the second coming down to Purchas' own day. This fine collection includes the accounts of Cortés and Pizarro, Drake, Cavendish, John and Richard Hawkins, Quiros, Magellan, van Noort, Spilbergen, and Barents, as well as the categories of Portuguese voyages to the East Indies, Jesuit voyages to China and Japan, East India Company voyages, and the expeditions of the Muscovy Company' (Hill). With regard to the maps, Wallis (The Purchas Handbook) states that 'The six original maps which Purchas uses are all of prime importance'. The Roe map of Northern India is the earliest English map of Mogul territories and remained the standard map of the region for nearly a hundred years; Saris's map of China correctly shows Korea as a peninsula and is, according to Skelton, perhaps the earliest map of China from Chinese sources to be published in Europe; the map of Greenland (in fact Spitsbergen) made by Thomas Edge was made for the Muscovy Company of London has been described as the last XVIIth century British contribution to Spitsbergen topography; on the eastern side of America Purchas provided a map of Nova Scotia to illustrate the land granted by James I to Sir William Alexander to colonize as New Scotland, the map recording the names of Alexander's partners who were granted lands by the Council for New England; the Briggs map of North America is one of the most important maps of the seventeenth century, showing California as an island and stimulating interest in a northwest passage to the Far East; Smith's map, the first of Virginia, ranks as one of the most important documents of early colonial history, the first map to accurately depict Chesapeake Bay with its tributaries, and with nearly two hundred Indian settlements marked (Wallis). The full title of Pilgrimes reads: Purchas: His Pilgrimes. In five books. The first, contayning the voyages and peregrinations made by ancient kings, patriarkes, apostles, philosophers, and others, to and thorow the remoter parts of the knowne world: enquiries also of languages and religions, especially of the moderne diuersified professions of Christianitie. The second, a description of all the circum-nauigations of the globes. The third, nauigations and voyages of Eng. N° de réf. du vendeur 97356

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The Lunar Bible; First Printed Book to

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Description de l'article : Hardcover. Etat : Fine. 1st Edition. Apollo 13 Flown and Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown Complete Lunar Bible Copy Number 14-17, with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Ed Mitchell and Apollo Prayer League Representative James W. Stout. A 1.5" x 1.5" complete Microform Bible, one of only twelve Astronaut Flight-Certified Bibles of its kind, resting within a hand-made reliquary containing over one-half troy pound (6.6 troy ounces) of 22 Karat gold beset with symbolic gemstones. The handmade full-calf binding within which the solid gold reliquary rests is by Don Etherington, parchment consultant to the National Archives for the "Declaration of Independence" and "U.S. Constitution"; it is all contained within a custom deluxe red leather presentation display (30" x 13" opened) with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. This rare complete Lunar Bible contains all 1245 pages of the King James Bible (both Old and New Testaments); it appropriately contains the account of God's creation of the Moon in Genesis 1:16, and was printed as a miniature Microform book out of necessity, given the size and weight constraints for flight to the lunar surface. Excellent. A companion Lunar Bible (Copy 14-8: "The Museum of the Bible" example) was displayed at the Vatican ("Verbum Domini II") between April 2 and June 22, 2014. Vatican Radio's recent press release titled "Bible Exhibit Opens in Vatican" mentions only three of the more than 200 artifacts in the exhibit by name: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Codex Vaticanus, and the Lunar Bible. One hundred complete copies of the Lunar Bible landed on the Moon during Apollo 14 in the Personal Preference Kit ("PPK") of Moonwalker Edgar D. Mitchell (after having been previously flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 13 mission). This Bible thus flew to the Moon twice, having circled it once on Apollo 13 and then accomplishing its purpose by landing on the Moon during Apollo 14! It then spent three days housed in the Lunar Module Antares, where it resided under the one-sixth gravity of the Moon and was exposed directly to the lunar environment each time the hatch was opened for moonwalks. Exhibitions: The Atlanta Masonic Library & Museum "The Lunar Bible Exhibit" This Lunar Bible: • Is one of the "Twelve Apostles" copies of the Lunar Bible, consisting of the twelve complete Lunar Bibles officially flight-certified by Edgar D. Mitchell and James W. Stout (former "Apollo Prayer League Governing Committee Official") in the millennial year 2000. • Is the first printing of the Bible ever carried by mankind to landfall on another celestial world to symbolize God's universal presence, and as such of supreme worldwide religious importance. • Is the first published book ever carried by mankind to landfall on another celestial world, and as such of profound importance to the rare book community worldwide. • Landed on the Moon with Masonic astronauts Alan B. Shepard and Edgar D. Mitchell, and as such of profound importance within the Masonic world given that Freemasons carried it. • Is perhaps the supreme marriage of science and religion within any physical object on Earth, for in a poetical sense this has been described as the "Bible built by God carried in a rocket built by Man". No other copy for sale worldwide. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1505016980588

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Smith, Joseph

Edité par Palmyra, New York: Printed by E. B. Grandin, for the Author, 1830 (1830)

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Description de l'article : Palmyra, New York: Printed by E. B. Grandin, for the Author, 1830, 1830. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. A BEAUTIFUL, UNRESTORED BOOK OF MORMON. Original calf, black leather label, edges sprinkled blue. Head of spine worn, some rubbing. Minor spotting and staining. An excellent, tight, and unrestored copy. First edition of The Book of Mormon, the most important original book in the history of American religion. This book was published just two weeks before the formal founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints on April 6, 1830. The Book of Mormon is said to be Joseph Smith’s translation of the golden tablets revealed to him by the angel Moroni in the hill of “cumorah” near Manchester, New York. Smith dictated the text to Oliver Cowdery, who served as his scribe, and the manuscript was “delivered a few pages at a time to the typesetter, who supplied all the punctuation and paragraphing” (Crawley and Flake). At first E. B. Grandin declined to publish the work, but he undertook the project when Smith’s early follower Martin Harris mortgaged his farm to provide the required $3000 security. Negative publicity caused Grandin to suspend the printing project until Smith received a revelation for Harris, that he should “not covet” his property “but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon which contains the truth and the word of God. Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the printer.” Harris himself tried to sell copies but complained that “no Body wants them.” His farm was sold and the proceeds were paid to the printer. Only in this first edition is Joseph Smith identified on the title-page as the author; in later editions he is described as the translator. The Church catalogue notes that this edition is unique in forbidding freemasonry and polygamy to Mormons; later editions omitted these prohibitions. The Book of Mormon has become one of the most influential American books every published. It serves as the fundamental text for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fastest growing religion in America, with more than 11 million members worldwide. The Book of Mormon is very scarce in this excellent original condition, complete with the leaf of testimonies of the eleven witnesses to the golden tablets, and with only a small degree of the foxing which plagues almost all copies of the first edition. “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion” – Joseph Smith. Grolier 100 American Books 37. Crawley & Flake 1. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-12590394125

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Banks, Donald).

Edité par London, Air Ministry, August 1936. (1936)

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Description de l'article : London, Air Ministry, August 1936., 1936. 8vo (255 x 160 mm). 173, (1) pp. With 18 large, folded maps, plans and panoramic views in colour (measuring up to 750 x 780 mm), 2 plates showing Arab soldiers, and the map of Peninsula (775 x 915 mm) in the rear pocket. Sewn between original printed boards, as issued. Classified as a secret document at the time of issue, never reprinted and still almost unobtainable, the present field notes remain the most important single source of geographical, historical, sociological, statistical and historical material on Saudi Arabia, gathered immediately after the formation of the Kingdom from 1932 onwards. While also covering Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and the other territories "open towards an undefined Sa'udi frontier" and ruled by "six independent Shaiks of the eastern coast of Arabia" (p. 50f.), the present volume was compiled with the main intention of providing British agents and policymakers in the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf and London with a handbook to the "countries previously known as the Hejaz, Nejd, and Asir, and now included, with some outlying districts of the peninsula, in Ibn Saud's dominion" (p. 2). With only a few hundred copies printed, the circulation was strictly limited to authorized personnel within British government departments and agencies. All authorized holders of a copy of the Field Notes needed to register separately and were "warned that unauthorized retention or destruction of this document is an offence against the Official Secrets acts" (title-page). Our copy is stamped No. 586 and was handed out at the residence of the British political agent for the Persian Gulf, with an autograph note by the recipient to the inner front board: "Received at Bushire under C.G.S. Receipt form No. 40278/M.0.3. Bks. dated 21/6/37". - This is the first successful attempt to provide a detailed mapping of the region: apart from the vast general map we find large separate maps of air and sea routes, the tribal areas, administrative divisions, charts showing communication lines, the physical geography, magnetic variations, principal watering posts, frontier posts and garrisons together with plans and even panoramic views of the major cities and settlements including Jedda, Mecca, Medina, and Riyadh. Indeed, the volume contains a sheer mass of factual information which no serious researcher can afford to be without. A historical brief of the last two decades of battles, conquests and treaties is followed by detailed reports on the government system and the population of the Peninsula, including descriptions of the various races and their differing attitudes towards Europeans, their tribal element, education, diet, and religion (notably, the editor is highly sympathetic towards Wahhabism, defending it against being viewed as a sect and stating that, "properly speaking, [it] represents the purity" of Islam, as revealed by the Prophet). Physical and political geography are discussed in detail, as are climate and meteorology, flora and fauna. The last chapter is entirely devoted to the armed forces of the Kingdom, with numerous statistical tables and detailed insights into their organization, subsections and ongoing affairs. - Of the utmost rarity: no copy recorded in OCLC (only listing separately three of the maps, all held by Oxford); not traceable at auction or in the trade of the last decades. A perfect copy, well preserved and complete with the five appendices, glossary, route reports 1-4 and all maps and charts as called for. A unique source for the early history and geography of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring sheikhdoms, compiled and secretly distributed before the profound effects of the oil industry began to be apparent. Due to the rarity of the present original the information contained has remained basically inaccessible until now, not even having been made available in reprint form as were most of the early records of the region such as Lorimer, Aitchison and others. Not in Macro. N° de réf. du vendeur 48510

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His: BEAGLE] KING, Phillip

BEAGLE] KING, Phillip Parker, Robert FITZROY and Charles DARWIN

Edité par Henry Colburn, London (1839)

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Description de l'article : Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; an attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth; slipcase. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career?'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in 1839 as a publication in its own right with the substantially different ti. N° de réf. du vendeur 4304414

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BIBLE]

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Description de l'article : Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1479. Double column, 51 lines of Gothic type in Vulgate Latin, some printed marginalia, with versal letters in red & blue and decorative pen initials throughout, interior as if new, quires lettered in modern pencil. Marbled endpapers, a few contemporary annotations, first page now glued to end leaf. Brown calf with two clasps. Magnificent copy. Third bible printed by Koberger, complete. N° de réf. du vendeur 16023

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Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher 1ste und 2te Leiferung [double: MARX, Karl, &

MARX, Karl, & Arnold Ruge (editors & contributors).

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Description de l'article : Paris: Bureau der Jahrbücher, 1844, 1844. Octavo. Contemporary green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges marbled red. Housed in a green quarter morocco book-style case and chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. Complete with half-title, errata and contents. Some neat pencil marginal annotations, primarily to Marx and Engels's contributions, and one or two instances of faint blue and red pencil underlining. Extremities rubbed, spine lightly sunned, boards a little marked, contents toned and foxed, else in very good condition. Very rare first and only issue, of enormous consequence, a double number which contains the first appearance of both Marx's first major work, Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechtsphilosophie (containing his famous remark that religion is "das Opium des Volks"), and Engels's first work on economics, Umrisse zu einer Kritik der Nationalökonomie, which was "of real importance in the formation of a distinctively Marxian stance towards political economy" (New Palgrave). Marx described the latter as "a work of genius" (Wheen, p. 75). Also included are two further important early articles: Marx's essay on the Jewish question and Engels's review of Carlyle's Past and Present. The Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher was created in reaction to the censorship and eventual closure of the Rheinische Zeitung. After this blow, most of the Young Hegelians drifted away, devoid of any immediate political action or aims. Marx and Arnold Ruge refused to take that path and decided to produce the Jahrbücher as a way of reuniting German and French socialists. Marx also had his own, more aggressive agenda: he wanted the journal to offer "relentless criticism of the existing world order" and serve as a theoretical basis for practical action. In the event, Ruge fell ill shortly after his arrival in Paris and Marx did most of the editorial work. The publication collected an impressive array of German contributors: apart from Marx and Ruge, there were Feuerbach, Heine, Herwegh and Johann Jacoby, and less well-known figures such as Moses Heß and a young lawyer from the Palatinate named F. C. Bernays, as well as Friedrich Engels. The Russian and future anarchist Bakunin also contributed. Marx published two contributions: Zur Kritik (Introduction to a Critique of the Hegelian Philosophy of Law), and a notice of two books which Bruno Bauer had published on the Jewish question. Lenin was later to write: "Marx's articles in this journal showed that he was already a revolutionary, who advocated 'merciless criticism of everything existing', and in particular the 'criticism by weapons', and appealed to the masses and to the proletariat". Engels's contribution is of key importance. "In 1859 in his own Critique of Political Economy, Marx acknowledged this sketch as 'brilliant' and its impact is discernible in Marx's 1844 writings [the so-called Paris Manuscripts, Marx's first writings as a communist, not published until 1932]. The Umrisse represented the first systematic confrontation between the 'communist' strand of Young Hegelianism and political economy. The communist aspiration was expressed in Feuerbachian language, while the mode of analysis was Hegelian. But, as has recently been demonstrated, the content of Engels's critique was first and foremost a product of his early stay in Manchester" (New Palgrave). The Jahrbücher is noteworthy as the publication which brought Marx and Engels together, leading to future collaboration and a friendship which was to last the rest of their lives. The two men had met once before, in 1842 during a visit by Engels to the office of the Rheinische Zeitung, when it had been "a cool and unmemorable encounter" (Wheen). But in the afterglow of the Jahrbücher they met again in August 1844, Marx's attitude having changed from mistrust to respectful curiosity. They spent ten days together at Marx's apartment, at the end of which they pledged undying friendship. Engels later wrote: "When I visited Marx in Paris in the summer of 1844, our complete agreement in. N° de réf. du vendeur 125807

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His personal hardcover school notebook when Toulouse-Lautrec: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de,

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, French painter and illustrator (1864-1901).

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Description de l'article : n.p., [1876], 1876. 4to. 87 pages written in Latin in Lautrec's hand, as well as his ownership signature on the first page, „H. de T. Lautrec". Although he adds "Fables d'Esope" beneath his name, the passages cover a vast array of topics typical of a 19th-century child's education, including summaries of events in classical history, moral reflections, religious lessons, and philosophical musings. Each piece is about a page long and headed with a brief title. Brief translated excerpts follow:The notebook begins with a passage entitled "Men’s Firmest Defense Is in Piety," in part: "O Lord, blessed are they who have put their hope in You! For when desolation invades their spirits, oppressed with the burden of affairs, they flee to You, and then, forgetting their sorrows, they draw strength and peace of mind from their source. You shelter them in a paternal embrace and spread before them the sacred light of faith O most sweet, nourishing religion and most holy faith, who can live without you." Lautrec was raised by his devoutly religious and overbearing mother, and began his formal schooling in 1872 at the prestigious Lycee Fontanes in Paris, but withdrew in 1875 due to his poor health. His mother's presence in his life at this time is certainly discernible in his writings on religion and philosophy in this notebook.The piece on page 30 is headed "On Socrates," which is followed by "On Fables." The latter, in part: "What is a fable but a tale for the improvement of men’s morals, generally wrapped in an amusing image, in which the pleasant and the useful, although most unlike in nature, conspire to mutually adorn and defend one another? What do you suppose that those ancient inventors of tales intended with so many and such ingenious fictions? Just to tickle the ears of their readers with a vain arrangement of words? Not at all, but rather, when they put trees and animals on stage, their aim was that the bad, contemplating their deformity as in a mirror, would avoid rashness in counsel, avarice in the search for wealth, pride in command, and fraud in all aspects of life." This is an especially interesting piece, as Lautrec studied the fables of Phaedrus and La Fontaine while in school and these likely informed the allegorical animals that appear in his late drawings.He further explores the classical world in "On the Phoenicians" on page 43, in part: "The Tyrians took their origin from the Phoenicians. Those who inhabited the seashore, being troubled by frequent movements of the earth in their homeland, founded a city that they called Sidona on account of the abundance of fish on those coasts, for the Phoenicians call fish sidon. Then many years later, having been driven out by the king of the Ascalonians, they took to their ships, leaving behind their homeland, and founded the city of Tyre a year before the fall of Troy." Although Lautrec’s artwork presents an extreme departure from the classical style, his familiarity with the stories can be seen in his body of work, including his portrayals of Mademoiselle Cocyle as Helen of Troy in La Belle Helene.The last page takes a moralistic slant on classical figures in a passage entitled "On Flatterers," in part: "Flatterers think that they can seek the favor of kings to the extent that they imitate them, but it often happens that they reproduce their vices rather than their virtues, as one or another example will sufficiently demonstrate to be true. It is said that Alexander’s head was bent down toward his shoulder, and his friends were in the habit of also going around with their heads bent down toward their shoulders. When Plato first came to Syracuse, Dionysius the Tyrant immediately devoted himself entirely to geometry, from which it is easily understood that everyone consequently became a geometer, following the king’s example." Lautrec takes a strong stance against flattery in this passage, a principle he certainly held throughout his life—his paintings were decidedly unflattering and direct.Interior. N° de réf. du vendeur 59806

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Vaucelle de Ravigny, Louis de.

Edité par Egypt, 1826. (1826)

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Description de l'article : Egypt, 1826., 1826. 4to (235 x 185 mm). 177 pp. Contemporary wrappers (wanting spine). Ms. title and name on front cover. An early 19th century egyptologist's fascinating travel notes documenting his journey through the Nile valley, profusely illustrated with more than 230 sketches showing hieroglyphs and Greek and Coptic inscriptions. At the age of 27, Louis Vaucelle (1798-1851) undertook an expedition to Egypt to explore the banks of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan. He set out from Marseille on 27 January 1826 and reached the second cataract on 27 May. In his journal he accurately reproduces all cartouches and inscriptions of the temples, tombs and palaces visited up to the first cataract south of Aswan. He gives the condition of monuments (sometimes mere ruins), identifies traces of Christian chapels and churches, translates hieroglyphs dedicated both to pharaohs and Roman emperors, indicates (in cursive script) several Arabic words and names, and mentions the orientalists who preceded him: his mentor Champollion as well as Denon, Maillé, Belzoni, and Niebuhr. Among the temples and sites he describes are Ipsamboul, Edfu, Dakka ("un des mieux conservés"), Thèbes ("Louqsor"), Karnak, Denderah Assouan, Elephantine and Philae as well as the pyramids of Giza, Cleopatra's Needle, the Sphinx (the head of which is said to be "extrêmement mutilée"), Alexandria, and the Nile Delta. The final fifty-odd pages are devoted to contemporary Egyptian cities, their people, and their Arab, Jewish and Coptic traditions. As Vaucelle notes, Coptic Christians are free to practice their religion due to the unrivalled tolerance of the Muslim faith ("tant il est vrai qu’il n’y a pas de religion plus tolérante que la religion mahométane"). He also provides details of medical operations such as castration, circumcision, and excision, as well as of the "Kalisch" festivities held in Cairo at the time of the opening of the dikes. - Louis de Vaucelles de Ravigny was trained by Jean-François Champollion, who in 1824 published his "Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens". Apart from the present travel journal he also produced a "Chronologie des monuments antiques de la Nubie" (1829), based on the interpretation of the royal legends contained in the hieroglyphic reliefs, a book in which he pays tribute to the German egyptologist François-Christian Gau. - Slight fraying to edges; wants wrappers' spine. A fine survival. N° de réf. du vendeur 45624

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The complete autograph working manuscript of Disraeli's: DISRAELI, Benjamin, Earl

Description de l'article : [Jerusalem & London: ca. 1832]. The complete autograph working manuscript of Alroy, containing numerous authorial corrections, revisions, and deletions throughout. Disraeli (1804-81), politician, prime minister, and novelist, had spent the years 1830-32 on a tour of the Middle East, including a seminal week in Jerusalem. It was on this tour of the Holy Lands that Disraeli developed a strong sense of cultural relativism. While Disraeli was baptized into the Christian church at age 13, at the request of his father, a Voltairean sceptic, this was done mostly for practical reasons (Jews still faced significant legal discrimination in England at the time and could not own land, attend universities, or hold political office). Nevertheless, Disraeli maintained a deep interest in Judaism and Near and Middle Eastern affairs and culture all his life. This attractive manuscript of Disraeli's oriental romance, set in the medieval Middle East, concerns a 12th-century Jewish leader, David Alroy, who gained a significant following when he proclaimed himself the Messiah who would return the Jews to Jerusalem. He led an attack on the city of Amadiya - which is today in Iraqi Kurdistan - where he was defeated and killed. The novel deals with "the dilemma faced by a?Middle Eastern Jew who sought fame, but who faced conflicting ideals: between establishing a purely Jewish regime and a larger empire assimilating other religions. The moral of his failure was that a taste for action and the power of imagination were both needed in a leader?Alroy shows Disraeli thinking about problems that were to concern him a great deal in the future; it portrayed 'my ideal ambition'."-ODNB. This is amongst the most personal of Disraeli's novels. He claimed he started the novel during his transformational visit to Jerusalem (folio 7 is on paper with a Britannia watermark dated 1831). Provenance: Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery, armorial bookplate and Barnbougle library stamp, sold Sotheby's London, 15 July 1975, lot 10; Saul Shapiro, bookplate. It should be noted that Rosebery, himself a Prime Minister (1894-95), was introduced to his wife, Hannah de Rothschild, by Disraeli in 1868. According to the Index of English Literary Manuscripts: Volume IV 1800-1900, Part 1 (1982) there is an incomplete later MS. of the novel (part draft, part fair copy) among the Hughenden Manuscripts on deposit at the Bodleian (MS Disraeli dep. 217); an 8-page transcript in that hand of Sarah Disraeli at Princeton; and fair copy and page proof of the preface at the V&A. In fine condition. N° de réf. du vendeur 3079

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Illuminated Manuscript in Latin on Vellum: PROCESSIONAL, Dominican sisters

PROCESSIONAL, Dominican sisters of St Louis, Poissy

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Description de l'article : Paris & Poissy, 1510. Hardcover. Etat : Very good. 160 x 105 mm, 168 leaves, first and last blank, very fine light quality vellum, complete; text 100 x 59-62 mm, ruled in red, 21 lines per page (text) or 7 red 4-line staves with square musical notation and textlines, staves superimposed on the original ruling (so they can appear double-lined) by one hand in a clean and regular Textualis Formata. 10 small miniatures and 3 historiated initials, 8 within full decorative borders, many pages with single-sided bars, some with further decoration of tendrils and ivy-leaves, sometimes inhabited by a bird or insect, countless illuminated initials in red and blue varying in size between 1-6 lines on square burnished golden grounds including tendrils and white penwork, some linefillers, rubrics and cadels; couple of minor tears to margins, one repaired with contemporary stitches, the pigments and gold particularly striking, a very clean fresh copy. ‘Pitou’ chased into the armorial gold leaf on vol 124v. In beautiful 17th-century gold-tooled red morocco by Le Gascon, complete with clasps. Scallop shell border, inner lace work panel, pointillé, corner and centre compartments with fleurons, dots and curls, very finely executed and perfectly preserved. Illumination: The subjects of the elegant panel miniatures and historiated initials are as follows: Mass of St Gregory fol.1; Presentation in the Temple fol. 13; Resurrection fol. 97; Ascension of Christ fol. 99; Corpus Christi with St Dominic and a Bishop fol. 102v; St Dominic with a dog (as a visual pun alluding to the "Domini Canes", the dogs of the Lord, as the Dominicans became known after they had become active in the inquisition) fol.109v; Assumption of the Virgin fol.112v; St Louis fol.117; Nativity of the Virgin fol. 121; St Ursula fol. 124v; St Nicholas fol. 126; St Catharine fol. 131; St Sebastian fol. 141. St Catharine, St Nicholas and St Sebastian are historiated initials. The approximately square miniatures vary in size from 6 lines in height in the musical sections to 4 lines in the text. The Mass of St Gregory spans 7 lines. This beautiful processional was made for a sister of the Dominican Convent of St Louis in Poissy. One of the rubrics (fol. 38) of the processional text including the cleansing of the altars at Poissy on Maundy Thursday states: " Fferia quinta in cena domini ordo altarum abluendorum in ecclesia beati ludovici de pissiaco." The text opens with prayers to be said before and after communion and the blessing of candles for the Purification of the Virgin at Candlemass and ends with services for the infirm and upon the death of a sister. The major part of text and liturgy are devoted to the services around Eastertide. The Dominican Convent at Poissy was founded by Philip the Fair in honour of the canonisation of his grandfather St Louis in 1304, and was dissolved in 1792. It was a well endowed royal foundation intended for women from the nobility. Joan Margaret Naughton discovered in 1995 that illuminated manuscripts for the lavish library of this convent were made during three well-defined periods of production, up to 1300, c. 1335-1345 and c. 1500-1535. She claims that throughout, the nuns' books were illuminated in the same area of Paris, in the flourishing centre of religious book production near the Dominican convent of Saint-Jacques. So far, 31 processionals have been identified to have come from this convent, and often, they were customised for each nun with her own arms. In fact, there are two different coats of arms to be found here: a) Or a bend sable (fols. 1, 124v), b) Quartered argent and gules (fols. 109v, 117). The style of the charming illumination with very small-scaled miniatures implies that the manuscript must have been produced in Paris after 1510. The iconography of all 13 scenes is typical for early 16th-century Parisian illumination of liturgical manuscripts and prayer books. The technique and palette call to mind the works of the more famous and prolific Masters of Jacques de Besançon and t. N° de réf. du vendeur K3

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ARRIAGA, Pablo José

Edité par Geronymo de Contreras, Lima (1621)

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Description de l'article : Geronymo de Contreras, Lima, 1621. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, ¿El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo¿ on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga¿s rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native ¿superstitions¿, the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga¿s duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga¿s account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. ¿In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography.¿ (JCB, ¿Sources of Peru¿) Because of their ¿simplicity and poor understanding¿ and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors ¿ local bishops and religious leaders ¿ who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, ¿The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru¿). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. . A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB. * Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 (¿relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail¿); and Mills¿ monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997). N° de réf. du vendeur 5149

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PETER LOMBARD'S "SENTENTIARUM

PETER LOMBARD'S "SENTENTIARUM LIBRI IV," A FINE DATED EASTERN EUROPEAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, IN LATIN

Edité par Bohemia (1463)

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Description de l'article : Bohemia, 1463. 325 x 220 mm. (12 3/4 x 8 1/2"). [288] leaves (complete). Single column, 31 lines (33-46 lines in index) in a fine gothic bastarda script. CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED CALF over wooden boards, covers with ruled frame featuring round stamps containing an eagle, a lily, and a two-tailed mermaid accented by small star tools, diapered central panel with compartments containing the eagle, lily, or mermaid stamps (Kyriss workshop 185), brass bosses at four corners and at center, raised bands, two brass fore-edge clasps (the hardware all original). Ruled in brown throughout, rubrics and one- or two-line initials in red, and FOUR LARGE (four-to seven-line) FOLIATED INITIALS IN COLORS, GOLD, AND SILVER with leafy extensions, first page with additional leaf design in colors and gold in tail margin. Prickings visible along fore edge on many leaves. With three vellum fore-edge tabs marking the openings of books II-IV. Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed, with bands showing through at head and tail of spine, other general wear, but the original binding quite solid, and with plenty of antique appeal; slight thumbing to first leaf of text, inconsequential dampstain to upper corner and fore edge at beginning and end of text, other trivial imperfections, but still IN NEARLY FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY, the text very clean and fresh, and the decoration extremely well preserved. This is an extremely desirable complete and dated manuscript of Peter Lombard's widely influential treatise, adorned with very appealing illuminated initials, and attractively written out and bound in Bohemia. Born near Novarra and educated in Italy and France, Peter Lombard (ca. 1100-60) taught theology at Paris, and in 1159 became bishop there. Written between 1155 and 1158, his "Sententiae" is the most important theological work of the 12th century. Topically arranged, the work summarizes past learning about Christian doctrine by quoting authorities (these are the "sentences" that give the book its name) and attempting to resolve textual disagreement by dialectical analysis. As a source collection, the "Sentences" continued to spark discussion, and it enjoyed great success as a theological textbook until the 17th century, inspiring numerous commentaries, including those of Aquinas and Luther. According to a note at the end of book I, our manuscript was written in Bohemia in 1463. The stamps on the binding also have a Bohemian origin, according to Kyriss: the mermaid, lily, and star stamps match tools used at Kyriss workshop 185, a Bohemian bindery that experts call Meerweib [Mermaid] II, in operation from approximately 1470 to 1488. The script is notably distinctive, being thick and curvilinear without being cramped or difficult to read. The initials that open each book here are a lovely addition, composed of and adorned with curling acanthus leaves in shades of blue, gray, green, and pink, with highlights of burnished gold. The imposing "C" at the beginning of book I is filled with delicate tracery in silver gilt. Manuscript exemplars of Peter Lombard are not uncommon, but it is rare to find one from Eastern Europe that can be reliably dated, that is in its original binding, and that remains in excellent condition. This is an extremely desirable complete and dated manuscript of Peter Lombard's widely influential treatise, adorned with very appealing illuminated initials, and attractively written out and bound in Bohemia. Born near Novarra and educated in Italy and France, Peter Lombard (ca. 1100-60) taught theology at Paris, and in 1159 became bishop there. Written between 1155 and 1158, his "Sententiae" is the most important theological work of the 12th century. Topically arranged, the work summarizes past learning about Christian doctrine by quoting authorities (these are the "sentences" that give the book its name) and attempting to resolve textual disagreement by dialectical analysis. As a source collection, the "Sentences" continued to spark discussion, and it en. N° de réf. du vendeur ST12928

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Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und: SIEBOLD, P.F. VON.
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Description de l'article : Leiden, Siebold 1832-1852, 1832. Leiden, Siebold, 1832-1852. 7 parts bound in 7 volumes. Folio (370 x 275mm). With 364 (of 365) plates, many folding or double-page. 19th century half morocco (2 text volumes bound to match). First and only edition of this magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan. The present copy has 29 plates and 227 text pages in the Ernst Wasmuth Verlag reprint of 1930 and has one plate not called for in the collation made by Bernard Quaritch in 1869, however lacks the frontispiece to the first volume as well as the 'Schilling-Cannstadt Denkmahl' plate. The following text is lacking: Abtheilung I one leaf 'Inhalt des ersten Heftes'; Abtheilung V pp. 45-186; Abtheilung VI pages 65-72; Abtheilung VII pp. 165-328.Not included in the total count of 365 plates are 19 appendix plates of Japanese text (1 plate in Abtheilung 5 and 18 numbered plates in Abtheilung 7), 25 numbered plates of Japanese text Wa Nen Kei "Annales Japonici" as well as 2 unnumbered plates belonging to this section and the lithographed title (Abtheilung 3). All these plates are listed in the Quaritch collation in the section plates 'Stein-tafeln' and for this reason there seems to be some confusion about the total number of plates. A few copies were issued on large paper, our copy is the normal issue, the text in one volume is slightly shorter, but the size of the 7 volumes is uniform. A very attractive set.The work remained unfinished and 7 parts were published dealing with the following subjects: Mathematical and physical geography of Japan, hydrographical and geological maps, views and tables; People and state, a description of the inhabitants of Japan, their manners and customs, government and administration, with illustrations; Contributions to the history of Japan: mythology, history, archaeology, numismatics, with chronological maps, illustrations and tables; Arts and sciences, in particular the Japanese language and literature, with excerpts from original texts and illustrations; Religion: description of the deities, deified rulers, temples and monasteries, priests, monks and nuns, religious monuments, utensils and dress in Shintoism and Buddhism; Agriculture, industry and commerce with descriptions of related natural products and illustrations of commercial crops, animals, machines and implements; Neighbouring countries of Japan: Ezo with the Southern Kurile Islands, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.Von Siebold was the most important European scientist who almost single handedly put Japanese studies on the European academic map. In 1823 he was posted to Japan as a surgeon to the Dutch factory on Deshima. He played a significant role in introducing Japan to the West and in his introduction of Western science to Japan. For the illustrations of the present work use was made of Siebold's large ethnographical collection, some 4700 items, which was opened to the public in 1831 and bought by the Dutch government in 1837.The Dutch were the only western nation to trade with Japan from 1639 until the opening of Japan by Perry. Von Siebold (1796-1866) was a German surgeon in service of the Dutch East India Company. 'Despite the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the inhabitants, Siebold found life on the settlement quite comfortable. Since the late eighteenth century, when it had become easier to import and read books in Dutch, groups of scholars had started to engage themselves in the study of Western medicine. Dutch became the medium for these 'Dutch Studies', Rangaku. The main activities of these scholars, 'Rangakusha', were centered around the capital Edo, but all over the country was a growing interest in Western sciences during Siebold's time on Deshima. Soon, Siebold started teaching on a regular basis, mainly on the subjects of the natural sciences and medicine. In return, his students taught him Japanese and a little written Chinese. In addition, his students helped him with his botanical r. N° de réf. du vendeur 6049

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Ihesus. The floure of the commaundements of: TEN COMMANDMENTS

TEN COMMANDMENTS

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Description de l'article : Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1521. Hardcover. Etat : Very good. A WONDERFUL COPY Folio. Ff (xxiv) 264 (misnumbered 260). Black letter, double column; woodcut initials in various styles (grotesque, naturalistic, etc.) decorative typographical tailpieces. Title within border of woodcuts, depicting Moses (Hodnett 491) and Aaron with followers (Hodnett 492) at the sides, the Pope enthroned with a bishop, friar, king, and laity supplicant before him, beneath (Hodnett 535), a church to the side. On the verso, a most expressive full-page cut of the Crucifixion (Hodnett 465), a fine large cut of the Trinity (Hodnett 451), another smaller with different imagery on folio xiv (Hodnett 362); Christ teaching the 12 Apostles the Lord's Prayer, church and decorative border at side on fol. xxxvi (Hodnett 477). Lovely half-page cut on fol. cxxvii of the Saints in glory before God and the Virgin in architectural setting (Hodnett 538), tracery panels at sides; Caxton's device with de Worde's name inserted on verso of last leaf (McKerrow 46a), on verso covered wagon in landscape 'Chertsey' on the tilt, a curious coat of arms (Chertsey's) above, surrounded by naturalistic panel borders, upper and lower bearing Caxton's monogram (McKerrow 49 & 50). Lower fore edge of t-p a bit frayed, four small clasp holes at outer and corresponding rust marks to that of next, a few small round wormholes to three or four ll., minor age yellowing in places. A very good, clean, well-margined copy in stunning contemp. London calf over oak bds., covers with blank outer border ruled to corners, surrounding double frame roll divided into compartments, containing a column between two half-moon faces, two columns with S-shaped leaves on either side, others conventional foliage & c. (Oldham Shrewsbury 5) enclosing central panel, reversed brass clasps (straps renewed), six raised bands, ruled spine. Alfred Ehrman's, and other bookplates to front pastedown and fly, his monogram and case number on rear paste down, Broxbourne Lib. label beneath. A magnificent copy preserved in _ morocco folding case. One of the final flowerings of the faith and culture of medieval Europe in Tudor England, translated from a French original by Andrew Chertsey (fl. 1502-27). Little is known of Chertsey's life over than he supplied Wynkyn de Worde with a number of English translations of French devotional treatises and works of practical spiritual guidance. Chertsey added his own charming verse prologue to the present work - itself in prose (more largely) and verse - in which he declares his aim to have been one of common spiritual benefit rather than financial gain. The text is split into two parts, the first 126 numbered ll. comprise a very detailed practical commentary on the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Cardinal Virtues; this is addressed to the ordinary reader, and provides a great deal of information on the state of both religious and lay society (as well as beliefs) of the time. The remainder of the work, apart from the very comprehensive opening table, constitutes the "Exemplayre" in which Chertsey gives hundred of examples of divine judgment, wrath, and mercy taken from the Legends of the Saints, the Lives of the Fathers, the Hony of Bees, the Promptuary, and contemporary events of everyday life. They vividly evoke the medieval world in which demons stalked the earth to battle with angels for human souls. However, there is no affectation of piety about Chertsey's English which is expressive, robust, and often colourful. It is much more modern than Chaucer's but certainly not yet Shakespeare's, rather occupying a lovely and much less well-known middle ground between the two. The text is well served too by the handsome and lively gothic illustrations and the binding is one of the most handsome, best quality and best preserved earlier Tudor bindings we have seen. STC 23877. Ames II 186. Lowndes I 505. Wharton, History of English Poetry III 363-4. Hodnett p. 27. Not in Pforzheimer. English. N° de réf. du vendeur L1113

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ANTIPHONAIRE. Recueil des antiennes a chanter accompagnant

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Description de l'article : 1400. Couverture rigide. Etat : Très bon. Rare spécimen d'antiphonaire monumental du XVe siècle, conservé dans sa reliure d'origine sur ais de bois recouverts de peau de truie décorée et ornée de fermoirs, ferrure, cabochons et clous. XVe siècle.Antiphonaire in-plano comprenant 129 ff. sur parchemin. Reliure originale sur ais de bois recouverts de peau de truie avec décor à froid, restes de fermoirs, ferrures, cabochons et clous. Reliure de l'époque. Dimensions de la reliure : 87 x 66 cm. Épaisseur: 23 cm. / A rare specimen of monumental antiphonary from the 15th century, preserved in its original binding of wooden boards covered with blind-stamped pigskin and decorated with clasps, bosses, brass fittings and nails. 15th century. Very large antiphonary, 129 ff. handwritten on vellum. Contemporary binding of pigskin over massive wooden boards, blind-stamped with a roll-tool of a lozenge pattern within a frame, heavy metal cornerpieces, five large metal bosses on each cover with elaborate pierced surrounds, nails, remnants of clasps, contemporary bookmarker. Contemporary binding. Dimensions of the binding: 88 x 66 cm. Thickness: 23 cm. N° de réf. du vendeur LCS-12491

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The American Crisis. Let God, and the: AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

Edité par Ebenezer Watson, Hartford (1775)

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Description de l'article : Ebenezer Watson, Hartford, 1775. Broadside. 13 x 8 3/4 inches. Text printed in double columns. Minor toning., tiny hole in right column affecting three words, a few vertical and one horizontal fold. Connecticut stands with Revolution in the Spring of 1775, Two Weeks After Lexington-Concord, Which "United the Hands of All America" An exceedingly rare and important Revolutionary broadside in which Connecticut colonists pledge to stand by their fellow Americans in Massachusetts in the wake of the fighting at Lexington and Concord, which had taken place two weeks earlier. Printed more than eighteen months before Thomas Paine's use of the same title, this broadside was written in an emergency session of Connecticut's legislature in response to the "late Murder & Massacre, by a Brigade of near 1000 savage Soldiers, on a handful of inoffensive Men collected at Lexington.which has caused a universal Alarm, and fully opened the Eyes and united the Hands of All America." If they must, the colonists are resolved to fight against the Crown "until the Land is surcharged with the Blood of many hundred Thousand of her hardy Sons." The stirring language of the Connecticut patriots includes diatribes against "the most unrighteous, unnautral and barbarous Designs of the Ministry of Great-Britain, against the King's most faithful subjects on this Continent." The legislature points out, even warns, that the colonies have an experienced Army "who don't fight for 4d. a Day, but for their inestimable Rights, their Religion, their Wives, their Children and their Estates, and conscious of the Justice of their Cause, they set up their Standard in the Name of the everliving God, and under his almighty Protection, are resolved to try. and do not despair of vindicating the Cause, which, they trust God and the World approves." Ultimately, the colonists are ready to settle differences, but "if Blood and Slaughter is yet to be preferred to these most righteous Terms of Accommodation, we call Heaven and Earth to Witness, that we are innocent, and are determined to sell our Lives at the dearest Rate." The rare broadside was printed by Ebenezer Watson, publisher of the Hartford Courant , the leading patriot newspaper in Connecticut. The verso contains several columns of manuscript calculations for what might constitute military expenditures, perhaps pertaining to militia personnel in Connecticut. A note beneath the numbers reads, "You may come home in Expectation Deputy Quartermasters." We can locate only four copies: the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Connecticut Historical Society. A significant broadside with inflammatory language reacting to the atrocities witnessed by the colonists in the opening battle of the American Revolution. Bristol B3917; Shipton & Mooney 42764; OCLC 5430872, 13638968; ESTC W11550. N° de réf. du vendeur 30644

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Biblia, dat is: de gantsche H. Schrifture,: BIBLE - DUTCH].

Description de l'article : Poortman, Bijbel en prent I, p. 233 (cf. pp. 147, 151); cf. Darlow & Moule 3315; for the maps: Poortman & Augusteijn 27.1-6; the prints not in Hollstein; Poortman Bijbel en prent; for the zilver furnishings: Voet, Amst. zilversmeden 448-449. Extra-illustrated large folio edition of the Dutch Statenbijbel (States Bible) with 6 maps and 336 illustrations hand-coloured, the translation officially authorized by the Dutch Reformed Church and published with a privilege from the States General of the Dutch Republic. The 1619 Synod of Dordrecht established a committee to prepare the new translation, and leading Dutch scholars worked on it for nearly twenty years before Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn (ca. 1586-1655) published the first edition in 1637. The 6 maps and the engraved illustrations were produced to be inserted into Van Ravesteyn's folio editions. The series of 336 illustrations by Claes Jansz. Visscher with eight to one leaf, are engraved by Cornelis Danckerts. With some browning, but still generally in good condition and with large margins. The binding has been rebacked, as noted, and the "sharkskin" on the boards has some cracks and wear, but the silver furnishings and gauffered edges are well-preserved. A stunning, large States Bible with 6 maps and 336 illustrations coloured by an early hand with extensive gold. N° de réf. du vendeur 3641

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