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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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Description de l'article : Soft cover. 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.An Addendum features a collection of more than 900 original newspap. (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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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

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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.

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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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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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Lehr-Sätze über die Monadologie Aus dem Frantzösischen: LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm

LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm von.

Edité par Frankfurt & Leipzig: Widow of Johann Meyer, 1720 (1720)

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Description de l'article : Frankfurt & Leipzig: Widow of Johann Meyer, 1720, 1720. 3 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (172 x 100 mm). Contemporary full vellum over paste paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Housed in a custom made book form quarter calf flat back box. Library shelf mark, "Bibl. no. 121" in ink to front pastedown, pencil annotations to verso of each title page. Some loss of vellum to head of spine and top edge of front board, vellum otherwise somewhat spotted and marked as often, faint evidence of removed label to front pastedown, contents evenly browned, else a very good, well-preserved copy of the Monadology bound with two relevant contemporary works. Engraved head- and tailpieces, initials. With the engraved folding plate of Leibniz's calculating machine at p. 119 of the third and final work, but without the engraved portrait frontispiece. The exceedingly scarce first appearance in print of the Monadology, Leibniz's most mature philosophical work, considered one of the most important philosophical texts of the 18th century. This appealingly unsophisticated contemporary volume gathers the earliest Monadology with two other related works published the same year: the German translation of the renowned correspondence between Leibniz and Clark, and that of Fontenelle's account of Leibniz's life and work, with the plate illustrating his most famous invention: the calculating machine. A 16-page contemporary Leibniz bibliography is appended. Though relatively well-represented at leading institutions in the US and Europe (17 copies located by OCLC), the Monadology rarely appears at auction, with only four recorded instances since 1980 (Zisska and Schauer 2011; Reiss and Sohn 2010; Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 2010; Sotheby's 1984). "Few works of philosophy can rival Leibniz's Monadology in terms of sweep: it begins with an account of the most basic substances, monads, and ends with God's intimate relation to the most exalted of these substances, namely minds It is difficult not to be struck by both its scope and its size, and in particular the apparent disparity between the two. In the entire history of philosophy there is little else like it" (Strickland, p. 1). Written in 1714 and published in the original French as late as 1814, it first appeared in print in this very rare German translation in 1720, then in a Latin translation by Christian Wolff a year later. The title "Monadology" was in fact coined by the work's first editor, Heinrich Köhler; Leibniz himself never settled on a title, though one of the surviving manuscripts was annotated by a copyist, "The principles of philosophy, by Mr Leibniz". The Monadology was also one of the first of Leibniz's philosophical works to be translated into English, in 1867 by Frederick Henry Hedge. The Monadology is bound first of three texts, the subsequent titles being: a) LEIBNIZ, & Clark. Merckwürdig Schrifften, welche zwischen dem Herrn Baron von Leibniz und dem Herrn Clarcke, über besondere Materien der natürlichen Religion Frankfurt & Leipzig: Widow of Johann Meyer, 1720. Ravier 351. b) FONTENELLE, Bernard le Bovier de. Lebens-Beschreibung Herrn Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz Amsterdam: [s.n.], 1720. With 1 engraved folding plate of Leibniz's calculating machine, without the portrait frontispiece. Ravier 349. PMM 177(b); Ravier 352. See Lloyd Strickland's introduction to Leibniz's Monadology: A New Translation and Guide (Edinburgh University Press: 2014). N° de réf. du vendeur 127048

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

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

Edité par n.p., [1876] (1876)

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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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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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Biblia Germanica. –

Edité par Getruckt zuo Zürich, bey Christoffel Froschouer, im Jar als man zalt. (1531)

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Description de l'article : Getruckt zuo Zürich, bey Christoffel Froschouer, im Jar als man zalt., 1531. Folio. (13) Bl. (statt 14), CCCXLII, CCCXXII Bl. Mit zwei Titelblättern mit figürlichen Rahmen in Rot und Schwarz, 3 Druckermarken und 198 Textholzschnitten. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit ornamentalen Rollstempeln, 2 Metallschliessen, 4 metallenen Eck- und 2 Mittelstücken. VD 16 B 2690. – Vischer C 192. – Rudolphi 193. – Leemann-van Elck (Bibelsammlung) Nr. 5: "Im Mai 1531 veranstaltete Froschauer die für längere Zeit textlich sowie typographisch und illustrativ bedeutendste Ausgabe in Folio, die eine lange Reihe illustrierter Foliobibeln eröffnet und ein hervorragendes Erzeugnis der Buchdruckerkunst darstellt." Die seltene, reich illustrierte Vollbibel von 1531, mit den Holzschnitten nach Hans Holbein d. J., die ursprünglich für eine Lyoner Bibelausgabe bestimmt waren, hier zum Teil geschnitten von dem Monogrammisten V(eit) S(pecklin). Einige Schnitte werden Hans Asper zugeschrieben, vgl. Leemann-van Elck (Zürch. Buchillustr.), S. 32–34 mit Abb. Dazu kamen die 21 Holzschnitte zur Apokalypse, ebenfalls nach Holbein d. J., vermutlich geschnitten von Hans Lützelburger und Hans Herrmann, von Froschauer nur in dieser Ausgabe verwendet. Die Druckermarken (Heitz Nr. 8 und Nr. 5) sind nach Hans Baldung Grien und Hans Holbein d. J. Der Holzschnitt auf Bl. CCCXXI verso, das Himmlische Jerusalem darstellend, zeigt im Hintergrund die Stadt Luzern. In dieser Zeit lebte Holbein in Luzern, wo er mit seinem Vater tätig war. «Das Buch Job, die Psalmen, die Sprichwörter, der Prediger und das Hohelied sind ganz neu bearbeitet. In den historischen Büchern und besonders im Neuen Testament ist dagegen die Fassung Luthers noch wesentlich beibehalten» (Leemann-van Elck). – Der Vorbesitzer dieses Exemplars hat sich ausführlich mit dem Bildprogramm befasst und die Holzschnitte mit Bleistift nummeriert, ferner z. Tl. auch die Woltmann-Nummern angefügt. Cf. Woltmann, Holbein und seine Zeit (1874), Bd. I, Kapitel X, Hans Holbein und die Reformation, S. 213 ff; Bd. II, Abschnitt V. Holzschnittwerk, Altes Testament 1–91 und Offenbarung 150–170. Eine weitere ausführliche Abhandlung zu allen Aspekten dieser Bibel, verfasst von Hans Rudolf Lavater-Briner, findet sich in der Publikation «Die Zürcher Bibel von 1531», hrsg. von Christoph Sigrist, 2011. – Zustand: Erstes Titelblatt ausgeschnitten und aufgezogen, etliche Textblätter zu Beginn und am Schluss angerändert (kleiner Textverlust auf Bl. 5 der Vorrede), zweites Titelblatt angerändert. Einige Flecken und andere Gebrauchsspuren. – Mit Exlibris Paul Ad. Leemann. N° de réf. du vendeur 3335DB

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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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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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PETER LOMBARD'S "SENTENTIARUM

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

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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 e. N° de réf. du vendeur ST12928

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

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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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Lettres de A[mos] Dettonville contenant Quelques-unes de: PASCAL, Blaise.

Description de l'article : Guillaume Desprez, Paris, 1659. First edition, extremely rare (one of about 120 copies printed), of one of Pascal?s most brilliant works. ?Édition originale, extrêmement rare, de la dernière ?uvre de Pascal, l?une des plus éclatantes de son génie? (Lucien Scheler in Tchemerzine, V, pp. 54-55). ?Pascal devoted himself during 1658 and the first part of 1659 to the perfection of the ?theory of indivisibles,? an ancestor of the integral calculus. In 1658, after using the method of indivisibles to solve several infinitesimal problems relating to the cycloid, he proposed the problems he had solved as a challenge to other mathematicians, then announced his own superior solutions in four letters published in December 1658 and January 1659 under the pseudonym A. Dettonville. These pamphlets were collected in February 1659 under the above title. The structure of this work is very complex, with the first letter (Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur de Carcavy) containing five separately paginated sections and the remaining three letters (Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur A. D. D. S. ?, Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur De Sluze ?, and Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur Huggyens ([i.e., Huygens]) appearing in inverse order of their composition? (Norman). In a diagram (fig. 26) in the treatise Traité des Sinus du quart de Cercle, Pascal introduced what Leibniz later called the ?characteristic triangle? and used to establish the differential calculus. Pascal made us of it ?to determine the sum of the sines (ordinates) of a portion of the curve, that is, the area under this portion. If Pascal had at this point only been more interested in arithmetic considerations and in the problem of tangents, he might have anticipated the important concept of the limit of a quotient and have discovered the significance of this for the determination of both tangents and quadratures. Had he done this, he would have hit upon the crucial point in the calculus some seven years before Newton and about fourteen years before Leibniz? (Boyer, p. 153). ?Cette édition originale ne fut donc tirée qu?à 120 exemplaires, le tirage classique de l?époque étant d?environ 3000? (?Mémoires sur la vie de M. Pascal par Marguerite Périer, sa nièce,? p. 40 in Pascal, ?uvres complètes, Bibliothèques de la Pléiade, N.R.F., 1957 and Tchémerzine, V, 55). ABPC/RBH list six copies, those of Pierre Berge, Macclesfield, Norman, Bute, Honeyman and that of Jean Jacques Amelot, Seigneur de Chaillou (1689-1749). The Berge copy made $118,262 in 2015 (?contemporary vellum, loss to lower board, plates reinforced at folds, second plate detached?). Apart from these copies, we know of two that were sold in the French trade since 2000, a copy in contemporary vellum in 2005 for ?295,000 and another in 2008 for ?250,000. Our copy is complete with all four part-titles and the two-page Lettre de Monsieur de Carcavy à Monsieur Dettonville, some of which are often lacking (e.g., the Bute copy had only the first of the four part-titles). OCLC lists three copies in US (Harvard, NYPL, Yale).According to the testimony of Gilberte Périer, his sister, it was to forget very painful toothache that in 1657 Pascal suddenly resumed his mathematical research, interrupted since his religious conversion late in 1654. According to Pascal himself, the solution to the problem of finding the area of a cycloid (the path travelled by a point on a circle as it rolls along a plane) came to him in his sleep. Initially he wrote nothing of this discovery as he regarded it as a distraction from his work on religion, but his friend the Duke of Roannez pointed out that God may have provided this vision to give more strength to his work against atheists and libertines, because by showing them the depth of his genius they would be less likely to challenge his proofs of religious doctrine.?During 1658 and the first months of 1659 Pascal devoted most of his time to perfecting the ?theory of indivisibles,? a forerunner of the methods of integral calculus. This ne. N° de réf. du vendeur 4403

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Douglas, Lloyd Cassel.

Edité par W B Conkey Company, Chicago, Copyright 1905. (1905)

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Description de l'article : W B Conkey Company, Chicago, Copyright 1905., 1905. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Black cloth hardcover with bright gilt lettering of title and author on front plus a cross, same on spine plus the Conkey name at bottom, with spine gilt a little worn but still bright. The pages measure 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches, 180 pp, signed by Douglas on second free endpaper as Lloyd C Douglas. The binding has some general wear at spine ends with folds, top corner tips worn through, some spotting here and there but not prominent. General appearance is very good. Inside there is a small oil spot in uper right corner on front free endpaper, but author's signature page which comes next is not affected. There is a little foxing of pages here and there, but sharp, tight, evidently carefully kept. Douglas was married in 1904, and in 1905 was pastor of a church. My research shows that he paid to have this book, his first, published. I have been unable to locate any others. This is a collection of religious essays, and the book is divided into four parts, with each individual part having 2, 10, 8, and 2 chapters respectively. In his later years he went on to publish Magnificent Obsession and The Robe, among many others, and this small book gives a good example of his elegant use of language and clarity of thought even as a young man in his twenties. He took the title of the seventh chapter of Part 3, More Than A Prophet, for the book title. The content page lists the following: Part I; At the Altar of Incense, In the Arbor. Part II: Innocence in Peril, Victorious Rereat, The Mystic Message, The Claim of Conscience, The Throne of Treachery, The Penitent, An Irrestible Leader, The Deserted Gate, The Shadow of the Symbol, An Unarmed Herald. Part III: The Nazarite, The Jeshimon, From All Judea, The Honor of the Jordan, The Spy, In Kings' Palaces, More Than a Prophet, Released. Part IV: A Vision of Calvary, Reclaimed. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du vendeur 01346

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TRITHEMIUS (or TRITHEIM), Johannes

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Description de l'article : 148 leaves, including the final blank), Roman letter (except for the two-line title in gothic type), 51 lines & headline, capital spaces with guide letters. Folio (290 x 188 mm.), late 17th-cent. panelled English speckled calf (rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down, minor staining to a few leaves in blank upper margins). Basel: J. Amerbach, 1494. First edition of the "first bibliography to be compiled as a practical work of reference."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 7. Tritheim (1462-1516), one of the leading polymaths of his age, was appointed the 25th abbot of the monastery at Sponheim in 1483. "One of the first of his many self-imposed tasks was the reorganization and cataloguing of the monastic library, if one can call reorganization the process of transforming forty-eight mongrel volumes into a splendid collection of 2,000 printed books and manuscripts, many of great importance and rarity? "It was during the progress of this work, no doubt, as his exceptional knowledge of books caused inquiries frequently to be addressed to him, that he conceived the notion of compiling a new and ambitious bibliography of ecclesiastical writers. He began work in 1487, and by the spring of 1492 he was able to send the complete manuscript to the bishop of Worms. He then revised it, and in 1494 the Liber de scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, a folio of nearly 300 pages, issued from the Basle press of Johann Amerbach? "From Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia, down to himself, Tritheim sets out in chronological order nearly a thousand writers, largely but not exclusively ecclesiastical, giving a short account of each followed by a list of his (or her) writings. Nor are these lists merely perfunctory: it is obvious from such a heading as that for St. Augustine, under which he enumerates 277 works, that Tritheim must have lavished an immense amount of genuine research on his bibliography. In all about 7,000 books are recorded. An alphabetical index of authors, arranged of course by Christian names, is added. The contrast between the feeble theological bibliographies of the manuscript age and this first attempt in the printing era is very striking."-Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, pp. 7-8. The title of the book is somewhat misleading since the work is not restricted to ecclesiastical writers but also includes authors such as Dante, Poggio, and Sebastian Brant. A fine and crisp copy of a book which has become uncommon on the market, preserved in a box. Bookplate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cowley, Oxford. With a note on the rear paste-down referring to "Derby" (the Earls of Derby?) and a shelf-mark. ? Goff T-452. N° de réf. du vendeur 5595

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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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Encyclopedie,ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts: DIDEROT, Denis; Jean

DIDEROT, Denis; Jean Le Rond D'Alembert and others.

Edité par Amsterdam Briasson D. Le Breton Durand Paris G. Cramer for C. J. Panckoucke Faulche Geneva Neuchatel and MM Rey -80 (1751)

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Description de l'article : Amsterdam Briasson D. Le Breton Durand Paris G. Cramer for C. J. Panckoucke Faulche Geneva Neuchatel and MM Rey -80, 1751. Thirty-five volumes, folio, half-titles (except in text vols. 8-17), woodcut device on title-pages, some woodcut initials, head and tailpieces, 7 folding letterpress tables, a few woodcut illustrations, engraved frontispiece in volume 1, 2796 engraved plates including some double-page or folding; occasional spotting and browning, sometimes heavier, contemporary uniform mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, red edges, marbled end-papers, some volumes with slight variant tooling, 4 volumes rebacked to style, neat restoration to extremities of spines. A complete example of this "monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien regime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth century civilizations." (PMM). The finest, most extensive and famous encyclopaedic work on the sciences, arts and professions of the 18th century, and arguably the most influential piece of French literature, the Encyclopedie originated with the publisher's suggestion for a translation of Chambers Cyclopaedia into French. Diderot (1713-84), however, persuaded him to undertake a new work along the same lines but greatly extended in size and scope, which would employ all the active writers of its time, all the new ideas and all the new knowledge circulating in the cultured class in France but needed further dispersal in order to be effective. The importance of this work is to be found in the contributions of over 200 philosophers, writers, scientists and jurists of the era of Enlightenment, like Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Buffon, Marmontel, Necker, Condorcet, Turgot and others. The greater part of the 71818 entries however, was written by the editors Diderot and d'Alembert (1717-83), followed by Baron Holbach (who contributed about 400 articles). Moreover, the Encyclopedie is famous for its fine and accurate engravings. It contains, according to the title-pages, 3129 plates because double, triple or quadruple folding plates are counted as 2, 3, or 4, adding up to the amount of 2796 plates (as in our copy). "The purpose of an encyclopaedia is to assemble the knowledge scattered over the surface of the earth; to explain its general plan to the men with whom we live and to transmit it to the men who come after us; in order that the labours of centuries past may not be in vain during centuries to come; that our descendants, by becoming better instructed, may as a consequence be more virtuous and happier and that we may not die without having deserved well of the human race." (Diderot, quoted from the article on encyclopaedias in the present work). The Encyclopedie takes for granted the justice of religious tolerance and speculative freedom and asserts the democratic doctrine that the main concern of the nation's government should be the lot of the common people. It is also an exaltation of scientific knowledge on one hand and peaceful industry on the other. In 1759 the Encyclopedie was formally suppressed but work went on although D'Alembert withdrew, leaving Diderot to work alone. Since it had a very large number of contributors, there was no narrowly sectarian viewpoint although there was a convergence of aim. As an anthology of enlightened opinions on politics, philosophy, and religion, the Encyclopedie is one of the most important works of modern thought. It is also remains a landmark in the history of massive publishing projects. The full set comprises 35 volumes published over almost 30 years. The first seven volumes, with articles by Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and many other figureheads of the Enlightenment, were published in Paris under a royal privilege, which was however withdrawn in 1759, after which the project was closed down. With the help of Madam Pompadour, among others, the remaining volumes were printed secretly with a fictitious imprint. The plate volumes have a different history, since they were not considered. N° de réf. du vendeur 97512

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Biblia. Dat is, de gantsche H. Schrift,: BIBLE - DUTCH].

Description de l'article : Bibliasacra 1590.B.dut.BHS.c & AHa, b & c; Le Long, p. 748; Poortman, Bijbel en prent I, pp. 112-119, 184-187 & 215; STCN 336510985 & 054873002, 334453534; Typ. Batava 602; cf. Darlow & Moule 3293; for the panel-stamp: H. de la Fontaine Verwey, "Amsterdamse uitgeversbanden van Cornelis Claes en Laurens Jacobsz", in: Uit de wereld van het boek II, pp. 33-48, at pp. 41-43. An unrecorded issue (1 of at least 7) of a rare and important 1590 Bible edition, the corrected "deux aes" Bible, based on the first edition of 1562 (New Testament 1559), which remained the standard Dutch Reformed Bible until the official Dutch States translation, published in 1637. It was translated from Luther's German by Godfried van Wingen (the New Testament by Johannes Dyrkinus), after comparison with several other versions, and includes many notes, some also taken from Luther and some by Augustin Marlorat, as well as Petrus Danthenus's metric psalms with music notes. The Amsterdam bookseller Laurens Jacobsz. initiated the publication of the present corrected text of the "deus aes" Bible and the maps to accompany it, publishing the folio edition with maps himself, but sharing the quarto edition with four other publishers. Although Jacobsz.'s name does not appear in the present issue, he was originally trained as a binder, operated his shop at the sign of the gold-tooled Bible and Fontaine Verwey gives evidence to link him with the panel stamp on the present binding. He may therefore have bound copies (or had them bound) for the other publishers. Bibliasacra, Typ. Batava and the STCN together record only 8 copies of all issues combined, at least half of those lack leaves and some of the copies with all leaves have defective leaves or lack the maps, so that they record at most 2 other complete copies with maps.With a few leaves slightly browned, a water stain in the second half and the first preliminary quire of part 1 (faint outside a few quires), small tears in the maps and a few worm holes or other defects in the paper, mostly in the margins of the last few leaves, but still in good condition. The binding has been skilfully re-backed, probably in the early 19th-century, and is slightly rubbed, with a crack along the edge of the panel-stamp on the front board and a few minor cuts and scrapes, but also still in good condition and only slightly trimmed. A very rare complete copy of an important Dutch Reformed Bible, in an unrecorded issue and in a stunning contemporary gold panel-stamped and gold-tooled binding with engraved silver furnishings. N° de réf. du vendeur A27E2B01U79O

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Bullae et statuta officii septem sedis apostolicae: CATHOLIC CHURCH, CURIA

CATHOLIC CHURCH, CURIA

Edité par Rome (1556)

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Description de l'article : Rome, 1556. Hardcover. Etat : Fine. A RENAISSANCE TREASURE STYLE BINDING Manuscript on Vellum. Large 4to. pages 191/2cm x 27cm; 4 ruled and blank ll., 69 numbered pages of text, further 45 ll ruled and blank. Pp. 1-43 in elegant brown C16th cancellaresca formata, headings in red., 43-56 in C17th humanistic hand with separated letters, p. 57-64 in more ornate vernacular variant, last in C19 copperplate, on uniform high quality vellum. In a stunning unrestored Roman binding, probably last quarter of the C16 in purple velvet over wooden boards, 8 large rectangular gilt metal cornerpieces depicting scenes from the life of Christ, large central gilt oval on upper cover depicting a protonotary vested formally with quill and book within carved and chiselled floral surround, oval with similar border on lower ‘VII VIRORUM PROTONOTAR. BULLAE AC. STATUTA’ inscribed on central ornamental panel. Four richly carved gilt metal clasps, one loosening, catches lacking, velvet worn on spine and edges. An exceptional manuscript copy of the papal bulls and statutes setting out the duties powers and privileges of the Apostolic Protonotaries of the Roman Church from the 1560’s until the early C19. This was the, or an official copy used either by the Protonotarial office or by one of their number, perhaps the figure depicted in the gilt oval on the upper cover. The papal Bulls forming and reforming the office from Callistus to Adrian VI occupy the first 21 pages, the relevant statutes pp. 23-43 and further Bulls of Urban VIII and Alexander VII from pp 43-59. Pp. 60-64 comprise the agreement of the protonotaries drafted 21st September 1661 concerning the division of their emoluments, signed by each of them and formally attested by the Curial pro-secretary Giovani Manfroni and the final pages the reforms of Gregory XVI. The Protonotaries Apostolic were members of the highest college of prelates of the Roman Curia, deriving their office from the seven regional notaries of Rome in late antiquity, and the senior lawyer-administrators of the C16 Catholic church charged with the issue of Papal Bulls and other legislative or quasi legislative Papal documents. On the further development of Papal administration, secular and religious, they remained the supreme palace notaries of the Papal Chancery and in the middle ages were very high ranking officials. Sixtus V increased their number to 12, though ‘honories’ were also appointed, Gregory XVI re-established the college of real protonotaries with seven members in 1838. The pronotarial office is of particular interest as at the same time the precursor of the modern state bureaucracy and a functional link with the ancient world. This remarkably beautiful almost ‘treasure’ binding is an extremely scarce survivor of a binding style typical of de luxe presentation copies from the mid C15 to mid C17 centuries . Unfortunately plush velvet is not a durable material and gilt ornaments tended to part company with their binding at the first opportunity. It is of the utmost rarity to find one on the market intact with all its ornaments in place. The eight corner pieces (approximately 4 x 4 1/2" including frame) recount sequentially the events of the Passion from the Garden of Gethsemane to Burial in the Tomb. The representations are life like, the action vivid and the relief and general condition is excellent. They were probably made for and are certainly contemporary with the binding. They are almost certainly Roman (cf Rossi Placchette 65-151) and may derive from the frescos of Sebastiano del Piombo in the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome, at least one of which according to Vasari is according to designs given him by Michelangelo. The four clasps are likely to form part of the same set. The two central ornaments are somewhat lighter in style and of sharper execution on finer metal, the work of a gem carver or expert goldsmith. The designer was clearly influenced by Renaissance Mannerism but the approach of the baroque is sensible. The upper cover fi. N° de réf. du vendeur L1159

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