The Enlightenment & the Modern Mind

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Lot 1
Allott, Robert, ed. (fl. circa 1600)
Wits Theater of the Little World.

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Arnauld, Antoine (1612-1694) & Pierre Nicole (1625-1695)
Logic, or the Art of Thinking.

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Lot 3
Bacon, Roger (1214?-1294)
The Cure of Old Age and Preservation of Youth.

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Lot 4
Bacon, Sir Francis (1561-1626)
The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a Double Tract.

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Lot 5
Baldwin, William (1518-1563?)
A Treatise of Morall Philosophie Containing the Sayings of the Wise.

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Lot 6
Beck, Cave (1623-1706?)
The Universal Character, by which all the Nations in the World may Understand One Anothers Conceptions, Reading out of one Common Writing their own Mother Tongues.

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Besson, Jacques (1540?-1573)
Theatre des Instrumens Mathemetiques & Mechaniques.

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Lot 8
Boyle, Robert (1627-1691)
A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing. And a Dissuasive from Cursing.

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Lot 9
Boyle, Robert (1627-1691)
Medicinal Experiments: or a Collection of Choice and Safe Remedies.

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Lot 10
Browne, Sir Thomas (1605-1682)
Religio Medici.

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Lot 11
Bulwer, John (active 1648-1654)
Chirologia or The Naturall Language of the Hand. Composed of the Speaking Motions and Discoursing Gestures Thereof.

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Lot 12
Bunny, Edmund (1540-1619)
Of Divorce for Adulterie and Marrying Againe: that there is no Sufficient Warrant so to do.

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Lot 13
Burton, Robert (1577-1640)
The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Severall Cures of it.

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Lot 14
Dalencé, Joachim (1640-1707)
Traitté de l'Aiman.

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Lot 15
Damhoudere, Joos de (1507-1581)
Practijcke ende Hantboeck in Criminele Saken.

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Lot 16
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis that Self-Homicide is Not so Naturally Sin, that it May Never be Otherwise.

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Lot 17
Estienne, Henri (1531-1598)
A World of Wonders: Or, an Introduction to a Treatise Touching the Conformitie of Ancient and Moderne Wonders.

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Lot 18
Falconer, John (fl. circa 1685)
Cryptomenysis Patefacta: Or the Art of Secret Information Disclosed without a Key.

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Lot 19
Floyer, Sir John (1649-1734)
Medicina Gerocomica: or, The Galenic Art of Preserving Old Men's Healths.

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Lot 20
Grotius, Hugo (1583-1645)
His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War & Peace.

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Lot 21
Hall, John (1575-1635)
Select Observations on English Bodies.

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Lot 22
Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679)
Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.

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Lot 23
Irvine, Christopher (active 1638-1685)
Medicina Magnetica, or the Rare and Wonderful Art of Curing by Sympathy.

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Lot 24
Joannes de Mediolano (fl. 1100)
Regimen Sanitatis Salerni: or, The Schoole of Salernes Regiment of Health.

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Lot 25
Lagniet, Jacques (1620-1672)
Recueil des Plus Illustres Proverbes, Divisés en Trois Livres.

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Lot 26
Locke, John (1632-1704)
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding in Four Books.

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Lot 27
Maynwaringe, Everard (1628-1699?)
Morbus Polyrhizos et Polymorphaeus. A Treatise of the Scurvy.

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Lot 28
Maynwaringe, Everard (1628-1699?)
The Method and Means of Enjoying Health, Vigour, and Long Life.

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Lot 29
Moffett, Thomas (1553-1604)
Healths Improvement: or, Rules Comprizing and Discovering the Nature, Method, and Manner of Preparing all sorts of Food.

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Lot 30
Nostradamus (1503-1566)
The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus.

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Lot 31
Petter, Nicolaes (1624-1672) illus. Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)
Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijcke Worstel-Konst.

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Lot 32
Porta, Giambattista della (1540?-1615)
De Furtivis Literarum Notis Vulgo. De Ziferis Libri IIII.

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Lot 33
Porta, Giambattista della (1540?-1615)
De Refractione Optices Parte. Libri Novem.

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Lot 34
Prevost, Jean (1585-1631) trans. Nicholas Culpepper.
Medicaments for the Poor; or, Physick for the Common People.

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Lot 35
Ruscelli, Girolamo (1518-1566)
The Secretes of the Reverend Maister Alexis of Piemont: Containyng Excellente Remedies against Diverse Diseases, Woundes, and other Accidentes.

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Lot 36
Stafford, Thomas Sir (fl. 1633)
Pacata Hibernia. Ireland Appeased and Reduced, or, an Historie of the Late Warres of Ireland.

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Lot 37
Troili, Giulio (1613-1685)
Paradossi Per Pratticare La Prospettiva Senza Saperla.

Economics, including Science & Medicine

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Lot 38
[Economics] Economic Pamphlets, England, 1788-1808.
Five Octavo Examples.

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Lot 39
[Economics] Godwin, William (1756-1836)
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness.

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Lot 40
[Economics] Jevons, William Stanley (1835-1882)
The Theory of Political Economy.

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Lot 41
[Economics] Keynes, John Maynard (1883-1946)
A Tract on Monetary Reform. [and] A Treatise on Money.

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Lot 42
[Economics] Keynes, John Maynard (1883-1946)
The Economic Consequences of Peace.

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Lot 43
[Economics] Keynes, John Maynard (1883-1946)
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money.

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Lot 44
[Economics] Locke, John (1632-1704)
Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest, and Trade, &c.

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Lot 45
[Economics] Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834)
An Essay on the Principle of Population or a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness, with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions.

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Lot 46
[Economics] Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834)
Definitions in Political Economy.

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Lot 47
[Economics] Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834)
Principles of Political Economy, Two Early Editions.

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Lot 48
[Economics] Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)
Dissertations and Discussions Political, Philosophical, and Historical.

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Lot 49
[Economics] Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)
Principles of Political Economy with Some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.

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Lot 50
[Economics] Say, Jean-Baptiste (1767-1832)
Lettres A.M. Malthus, sur Différens Sujets D'Économie Poilitique, Notamment sur les Causes de la Stagnation Générale du Commerce.

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Lot 51
[Economics] Smith, Adam (1723-1790)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

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Lot 52
[Economics] Smith, Adam (1723-1790)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

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Lot 53
[Economics] Smith, Adam (1723-1790)
The Theory of Moral Sentiments [and] An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

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Lot 54
[Economics] Taylor, Frederick Winslow (1856-1915)
The Principles of Scientific Management.

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Lot 55
[Economics] Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) & Others.
Twenty Speeches, 1830-1840.

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Lot 56
[Economics] Wicksell, Knut (1851-1926)
Geldzins und Güterpreise. Eine Studie über die den Tauschwert des Geldes bestimmenden Ursachen.

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Lot 57
[Economics] Young, Arthur (1741-1820)
A Six Months Tour through the North of England.

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Lot 58
Clayton, Sharpless (1813-1862)
New and Important Improvements in Mechanical Dentistry, with an Original Set of Clayton's Patented False Teeth.

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Lot 59
Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)
Journal of Researches in Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S Beagle.

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Lot 60
Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)
Journal of Researches in Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S Beagle.

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Lot 61
Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)
Über den Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri).

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Lot 62
King, Phillip Parker (1791-1856) & Robert FitzRoy (1805-1865)
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the Years 1826 and 1836.

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Lot 63
Lowell, Percival (1855-1916)
Annals of the Lowell Observatory: Observations of the Planet Mars during the Opposition of 1895-5, Made at Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Lot 64
Pomet, Pierre (1658-1699)
Le Marchand Sincère ou Traité General des Drogues Simples et Composées.

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Lot 65
Physician's Illustrated Notebook.
England, circa 1844.

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Lot 66
Rümker, Carl Ludwig Christian [aka Charles] (1788-1862)
Preliminary Catalogue of Fixed Stars intended for a Prospectus of a Catalogue of the Stars in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Lot 67
Scultetus, Johannes (1595-1645)
Armamentarium Chirurgicum.

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Lot 68
Wallace, Alfred Russel (1813-1923)
The Malay Archipelago.

Early Printed Books

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Lot 69
Alcyonius, Petrus [Pietro Alcioni] (1487-1527)
Medices Legaturs de Exsilio.

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Lot 70
Ambrogini, Agnolo [aka] Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494)
Omnium Operu[m].

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Lot 71
Ancient Works of Classical Antiquity.
Three mid-16th century Examples.

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Lot 72
Anonymous.
The History of Miss Indiana Danby.

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Lot 73
Aranda, Gabriel de (1633-1709)
Vida y Milagros del B. Estanislao Kostka.

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Lot 74
Bacon, Sir Francis (1561-1626)
The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh.

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Lot 75
Bible, English, King James Version.
The Holy Bible Conteyning the Old Testament and the New.

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Lot 76
Bible, Italian.
La Bibia.

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Lot 77
Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures.
[Paris, circa 1480-1510.]

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Lot 78
British Almanacs: Fourteen Examples from 1745 Bound Together.

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Lot 79
Byron, John (1723-1786)
The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron, Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered on the Coast of Patagonia.

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Lot 80
Caviceo, Jacopo (1443-1511)
Dialogue Treselegant Intitule le Peregrin.

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Lot 81
Costa Mattos, Vicente da. trans. Diego Gavilán Vela.
Discurso contra los Judios.

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Lot 82
Decorative Bindings: Three Examples, 1633, 1802, & 1843.

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Lot 83
Demosthenes and Aeschines.
Principum Graeciae Oratorum Opera.

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Lot 84
Early Printed Books: Five 16th & 17th Century Continental Imprints.

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Lot 85
Early Printed Books: Three British Works, 1644-1686.

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Lot 86
England, Royal Proclamations, Charles I (1625-1649)
By the King, a Proclamation Touching the Corporation of Sope-Makers of London.

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Lot 87
English Non-Conformist Controversial Pamphlets.
Two Examples, mid-17th century.

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Lot 88
Erasmus, Desiderius (d. 1536)
Moriae Encomium, id est, Stulticiae Laudatio, Ludicra Declamatione Tractata, [and other short works].

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Lot 89
Faret, Nicolas (1600-1646)
L'Honeste-Homme ou l´Art de Plaire à la Court.

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Lot 90
Ferrer, Juan Castellano (b. 1529)
De Communium Morborum Causis.

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Lot 91
Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.

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Lot 92
Froissart, Jean (1337-1405)
Le Premier [Second, Tiers, & Quart] Volume de L'Histoire et Cronique.

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Lot 93
Gilles, Nicole (d. 1503)
Les Treselegantes & Copieuses Annales, des Tres Chrestiens & Excellens Moderateurs des Belliqueuses Gaules.

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Lot 94
Goeree, Willem (1635-1711)
Inleydingh Tot de Practijck der Al-gemeene Schilder-Konst; [bound with] Inleydinge Tot de Al-gemeene Teycken-Konst; [and] Verlichterie- Kunde of Recht Gebruyck der Water-Verwen.

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Lot 95
Great Britain, Laws Governing Roadways.
The Laws of the Highways and Turnpike Roads.

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Lot 96
Herodotus (c. 484-425 BCE)
Libri Novem Quibus Musarum Indita sunt Nomina.

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Lot 97
Higden, Ranulphus (1280-1364)
A Substantial Fragment of the Polychronicon.

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Lot 98
Higden, Ranulphus (1280-1364)
Sixteen Leaves from an Incunabula Polychronicon.

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Lot 99
Houbraken, Arnold (1660-1719)
De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen.

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Lot 100
Incunabula Leaves, Latin Bible: Seventeen Examples.
[from] Saint Jerome's Commentaria in Bibliam, ed. Bernardinus Gadolus.

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Lot 101
Incunabula Leaves, Latin Bible: Twenty Examples.
[from] Nicholas de Lyra's Biblia Latina.

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Lot 102
Incunabula Leaves, Petrarch & Others: Twenty Examples.
[from] Petrarch's Opera Latina.

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Lot 103
Incunabula Leaves, Sins & Sacraments: Eight Examples.
[from] Johannes Gerson's Compendium Theologie.

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Lot 104
Ireland, William Henry (1777-1835)
Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the Hand and Seal of William Shakspeare.

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Lot 105
Italian Imprints: Three 18th Century Examples.

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Lot 106
Kidgell, John (b. 1722)
The Card.

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Lot 107
Krauss, Johann Ulrich (1655-1719)
Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont Representez les Quatre Elemens et les Quatre Saisons.

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Lot 108
Lairesse, Gerard de (1641-1711)
Groot Schilderboek, waar in de Schilderkonst.

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Lot 109
Langbaine, Gerard (1656-1692)
An Account of the English Dramatick Poets.

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Lot 110
Manutius, Paulus (1512-1574)
Antiquitatum Romanarum Pauli Manutii Liber de Legibus. Index Rerum Memorabilium.

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Lot 111
Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat (1689-1755)
Lettres Persanes.

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Lot 112
Neolatin Poetry: Three Examples, 1585-1662.

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Lot 113
Parkinson, John (1567-1650)
Theatrum Botanicum, the Theater of Plantes, or An Herball of Large Extent.

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Lot 114
Perrault, Claude (1613-1688)
Ordonnance des Cinq Especes des Colonnes selon la Methode des Anciens.

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Lot 115
Philoponus, Joannes Grammaticus (490-570 CE)
In Procli Diadochi Duodeviginti Argumenta. De Mundi Aeternitate.

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Lot 116
Piles, Roger de (1635-1709)
The Art of Painting with the Lives and Characters of above 300 of the Most Eminent Painters: Containing a Complete Treatise of Painting, Designing, and the Use of Prints.

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Lot 117
Pomponius Mela (d. 45 CE)
De Orbis Situ Libri Tres.

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Lot 118
Prediger, Christoph Ernst (fl. circa 1750)
Buchbinder und Futteralmachers.

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Lot 119
Quintilian; Aulus Gellius; [and] Macrobius.
Sammelband of Three Works.

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Lot 120
Royo, Domingo (1660-1740)
Llave de Albeyteria, Primera, y Segunda Parte.

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Lot 121
Russian Printing, Two Early Books in Cyrillic, 1774 & 1775.

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Lot 122
Salis, Baptista de [Trovamala] (d.1496)
Summa Casuum Conscientiae.

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Lot 123
San Alberto, José Antonio de (1727-1804)
Voces del Pastor en el Retiro. Dispertador, y Exercicios Espirituales.

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Lot 124
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
M. William Shake-speare, His True Chronicle History of the Life and Death of King Lear, and his Three Daughters. With the Unfortunat Life of Edgar, Sonne and Heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his Sullen Assumed Humour of Tom of Bedlam.

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Lot 125
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition 1623.

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Lot 126
Shepherd, Luke (fl. circa 1548)
John Bon and Mast Person.

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Lot 127
Silver Binding.
Concordia. Pia et Unanimi Consensu Repetita Confessio Fidei et Doctrinae.

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Lot 128
South Sea Bubble.
Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid.

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Lot 129
Speed, John (1552?-1629)
The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans.

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Lot 130
Stamler, Johannes (fl. circa 1500)
Dyalogus de Diversarum Gencium Sectis et Mundi Regionibus.

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Lot 131
Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

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Lot 132
Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)
Miscellanies in Prose and Verse.

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Lot 133
Thybourel, François (active circa 1620)
Recueil de Plusieurs Machines Militaires et Feux Artificiels pour la Guerre et la Recreation.

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Lot 134
Van Mander, Karel the Younger (1548-1606)
Het Leven der Ovde Antycke Doorluchtighe Schilders.

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Lot 135
Van Schooten, Frans (1615-1660)
Eerste (-vijfde) Bouck der Mathematische Oeffengen.

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Lot 136
Vázquez, Francisco (1475-c. 1525)
D'Oliva Palmerino. Historia del Valorosissimo Cavalliere, di Nuovo Tradotto nell'Idioma Italiano.

Ken Rapoport Collection Continued

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Lot 137
Alamanni, Luigi (1495-1556)
Girone, Il Cortese, Nuovamente Riveduto et Corretto con altre Agiunte del Autore Medesimo.

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Lot 138
Anonymous.
Alcilia. Philoparthens Loving Folly. Whereunto is Added Pigmalions Image with the Love of Amos and Laura.

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Lot 139
Anonymous.
Certaine Worthye Manuscript Poems of Great Antiquitie Reserved Long in the Studie of a Northfolke Gentleman. And Now First Published by J.S.

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Lot 140
Anonymous.
Histoire de Palmerin d'Olive, Fils du Roy Florendos de Macedone et La Belle Griane.

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Lot 141
Anonymous.
Il Picariglio Castigliano, Cioè la Vita di Lazariglio di Tormes

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Lot 142
Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533) & Nicolas de Espinosa.
La Primera [-Segunda] Parte de Orlando Furioso Traduzido en Romance Castellano por Don Jeronimo de Urrea.

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Lot 143
Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533)
Orlando Furioso in English Heroical Verse by S[i]r John Haringto[n] of Bathe, Knight.

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Lot 144
Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)
Cases of Treason.

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Lot 145
Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)
The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon.

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Lot 146
Barberino, Andrea da (c. 1370-1431)
I Sei Libri de' Reali di Franzi.

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Lot 147
Barclay, John (1582-1621)
His Argenis, Translated out of Latine into English.

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Lot 148
Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) & John Fletcher.
Comedies and Tragedies.

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Lot 149
Berners, Juliana (b. circa 1388)
The Boke of Saint Albans, Fragment.

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Lot 150
Bourne, William (d. 1583)
A Booke Called the Treasure for Traveilers, Devided into Five Bookes or Partes, Contaynyng very Necessary Matters, for all Sortes of Travailers, eyther by Sea or by Lande.

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Lot 151
Brathwait, Richard (1588?-1673)
The English Gentleman.

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Lot 152
Browne, Sir Thomas (1605-1682)
Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, or a Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes Lately Found in Norfolk. Together with the Garden of Cyrus.

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Lot 153
Browne, Sir Thomas (1605-1682)
Religio Medici.

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Lot 154
Browne, Sir Thomas (1605-1682)
The Works.

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Lot 155
Browne, William (1590-c. 1645)
Britannia's Pastorals [First and Second Parts.]

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Lot 156
Camden, William (1551-1623)
Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et Insularum Adiacentium.

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Lot 157
Carpenter, Nathanael (1589-1628?)
Geography Delineated forth in Two Bookes.

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Lot 158
Caxton, William (1422-1491)
An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon, 1482. The Life and Works of William Caxton, with a Note on the Polycronicon.

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Lot 159
Caxton, William (1422-1491)
E. Gordon Duff's William Caxton, [with] a Leaf from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, 1476-1477.

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Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
El Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

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Lot 161
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

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Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

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Lot 163
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
Galatea Divida en Seys Libros.

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Lot 164
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
Il Novelliere Castigliano.

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Lot 165
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
Les Nouvelles.

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Lot 166
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
Novelas Exemplares.

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Lot 167
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The History of Don-Quichote [Quixote]. The First [and Second] Part.

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Lot 168
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The History of Don-Quichote [Quixote]. The First [and Second] Part.

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Lot 169
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: and his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha.

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Lot 170
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don-Quixote of the Mancha.

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Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda. A Northern History.

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Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
Viage del Parnaso.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400)
The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400)
The Workes of our Ancient and Learned English Poet.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400)
The Workes of our Antient and Lerned Poet, Newly Printed.

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Lot 176
Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617)
Coryats Crudities. [Letterpress Title] Three Crude Veines.

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Lot 177
Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617)
Thomas Coriate Traveller for the English Wits: Greeting. From the Court of the Great Mogul, Resident at the Towne of Asmere, in Easterne India.

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Lot 178
Curtius Rufus, Quintus (1st century CE)
The Historie of Quintus Curtius, Conteyning the Actes of the Great Alexander.

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Lot 179
D'Avenant, William, Sir (1606-1668)
The Works.

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Lot 180
D’Avenant, Sir William (1606-1668)
Gondibert: an Heroick Poem.

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Lot 181
D’Avenant, William (1606-1668)
Madagascar; with Other Poems.

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Lot 182
Daniel, Samuel (1562-1619)
The Works, Newly Augmented.

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Lot 183
de Herberay des Essarts, Nicolas (died c. 1557)
Le Premier Livre de la Cronique du Tresvaillant & Redouté Dom Flores de Grece.

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Lot 184
Denham, John (1615-1669)
Poems and Translations with the Sophy.

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Lot 185
Donne, John (1572-1631)
A Sermon Preached to the Kings Mtie. at Whitehall, 24. Febr. 1625.

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Lot 186
Donne, John (1572-1631)
A Sermon upon the XV. Verse of the XX. Chapter of the Booke of Judges.

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Lot 187
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Deaths Duell.

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Lot 188
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Encaenia. The Feast of Dedication Celebrated at Lincolnes Inne, in a Sermon there upon Ascension Day, 1623.

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Lot 189
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Fifty Sermons.

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Lot 190
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Five Sermons upon Speciall Occasions.

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Lot 191
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Letters to Severall Persons of Honour.

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Lot 192
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Poems by J.D. with Elegies on the Author's Death.

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Lot 193
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Pseudo-Martyr. Wherein out of Certaine Propositions and Gradations, this Conclusion is Evicted.

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Lot 194
Donne, John (1572-1631)
Six Sermons upon Severall Occasions, Preached before the King.

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Lot 195
Drayton, Michael (1563-1631)
Poems [and] The Battaile of Agincourt.

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Lot 196
English Drama Performed at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1630s.
Pedantius, [and] Roxana, Two Titles Bound Together.

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Lot 197
English Incunabula Leaves, Four Examples, 1482-1498.

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Lot 198
Floresta, Pedro de la, editor.
La Historia de los Mui Nobles y Valientes Caballeros Oliveros de Castilla, y Artus de Algarve.

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Lot 199
Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1095-c. 1155)
Brita[n]nie Utriusq[ue] Reg[n]u[m] & Pri[n]cipu[m] Origo & Gesta Insignia.

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Lot 200
Gower, John (1325?-1408)
De Confessione Amantis.

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Lot 201
Guevara, Antonio de (c. 1481-1545)
Libro Aureo de Marco Aurelio.

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Lot 202
Habington, William (1605-1654)
Castara.

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Lot 203
Harvey, William (1578-1657)
Anatomical Exercitations, concerning the Generation of Living Creatures.

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Lot 204
Homer trans. George Chapman (1559-1634)
Homer Prince of Poets: Translated according to the Greeke in Twelve Bookes of his Iliads.

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Lot 205
Homer trans. George Chapman (1559-1634)
The Iliads of Homer Prince of Poets. Never before in any Language Truely Translated.

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Lot 206
Horozco y Covarrubias, Juan (1540-1610)
Tratado de la Verdadera y Falsa Prophecia.

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Lot 207
Horozco y Covarrubias, Juan (1540-1610)
Emblemas Morales.

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Lot 208
La Marche, Olivier de (1425-1502)
El Cavallero Determinado, Traduzido do de Lengua Frances en Espanol.

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Lot 209
Langbaine, Gerard (1656-1692)
An Account of the English Dramatick Poets.

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Lot 210
Llull, Ramon (c. 1232-1316)
Liber de Ascensu et Descensu Intellectus.

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Lot 211
Lorris, Guillaume de (c. 1200-1240) & Jean de Meun (1240-1305)
Cy est le Rommant de la Roze.

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Lot 212
Lydgate, John (1370-1451)
The Life and Death of Hector.

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Lot 213
Martorell, Joanot (c. 1410-1465)
Tirante il Bianco.

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Lot 214
Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678)
Miscellaneous Poems.

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Medrano, Julián de (fl. circa 1583)
La Silva Curiosa.

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Lot 216
Meliadus de Leonnoys.
Du Present Volume sont Contenus les Nobles Faictz d'armes du Vaillant Roy Meliadus de Leonnoys.

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Lot 217
Merlin.
Sensuyt le Premier (-Second) Volume de Merlin, quie est le Premier Livre de la Table Ronde (avec les Prophecies de Merlin qui est la Tierce Partie).

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Milton, John (1608-1674)
A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political, and Miscellaneous Works.

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Lot 219
Milton, John (1608-1674)
Paradise Lost.

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Lot 220
Milton, John (1608-1674)
Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books.

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Milton, John (1608-1674)
Poems both English and Latin.

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Milton, John (1608-1674)
Poems, &c. upon Several Occasions.

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Lot 223
Milton, John (1608-1674)
Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio.

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Lot 224
Milton, John (1608-1674)
The History of Britain, that Part Especially now Call'd England. From the First Traditional Beginning, Continu'd to the Norman Conquest.

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Lot 225
Milton, John (1608-1674)
The Works.

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Lot 226
Montemayor, Jorge de (1520?-1561)
Diana of George of Montemayor.

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Lot 227
Ortúñez de Calahorra, Diego & Pedro de la Sierra.
Espejo de Principes y Caualleros.

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Lot 228
Ovid trans. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
All Ovids Elegies: 3. Bookes. By C.M. Epigrams by J[ohn] D[avies].

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Padilla, Pedro de (1540-1599)
Iardin Espiritual.

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Lot 230
Philips, Katherine (1632-1664)
Poems.

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Lot 231
Pineda, Juan de (1558-1637); Pedro Rodriguez de Lena.
Libro del Passo Honoroso Defendido por el Excelente Cavallero Suero de Quiñones.

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Lot 232
Polemon, John, ed. (fl. circa 1577)
All the Famous Battels that have been Fought in our Age throughout the World.

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Lot 233
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Affentheurlich Naupengeheurliche Geschichtklitterung von Thaten und Rhaten.

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Lot 234
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Epistres.

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Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oeuvres de M.F. Rabelais, D. en Medesine ou est Contenue l'Historie des Faicts Heroiques de Gargantua et de son Fils Pantagruel.

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Lot 236
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oeuvres.

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Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oeuvres.

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Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oeuvres.

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Lot 239
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oeuvres.

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Lot 240
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Lot 241
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Lot 243
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Lot 244
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Lot 245
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Les Oevvres.

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Lot 246
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Oevvres de Maistre François Rabelais.

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Lot 247
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553) trans.
Hippocratis ac Galeni Libri Aliquot, ex Recognitione Francisci Rabelaesi, Medici.

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Lot 248
Rabelais, François (c. 1494-1553)
Works in English, Three late-17th Century Octavo Volumes, 1664-1694.

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Lot 249
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista (1485-1557)
Delle Navigationi et Viaggi.

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Lot 250
Randolph, Thomas (1605-1635)
Poems with the Muses Looking-Glasse: and Amyntas.

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Lot 251
Rosel y Fuenllana, Diego (fl. circa 1613)
Parte Primera de Varias Aplicaçiones y Transformaciones, las Quales Tractan Terminos Cortesanos, Pratica Militar, Casos de Estado.

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Lot 252
Ruggle, Charles (1575-1622)
Ignoramus. Comoedia coram Regia Maiestate Jacobi Regi Angliae. &c.

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Lot 253
Salazar, Alonso de (fl. circa 1521)
[El Lepolemo, Cavallero de la Cruz] Historia del Valorosissimo Cavaliero della Croce.

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Lot 254
Salazar, Alonso de (fl. circa 1521)
Historia del Vaolorisissimo Cavallier della Croce Libro Primo [-Secondo], in a Jacques-Auguste de Thou Binding.

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Lot 255
Segura, Juan de (c. 1525-1575)
Processo de Cartas de Amores que entre dos Amantes Passaron.

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Lot 256
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the True Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays Never before Printed in Folio.

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Lot 257
Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586)
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia.

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Lot 258
Spenser, Edmund (1552?-1599)
The Faerie Queene. Disposed into Twelve Bookes, Fashioning XII. Morall Vertues. [and] The Faerie Queene, Second Part.

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Lot 259
Tasso, Torquato (1544-1595)
Godfrey of Bulloigne, or The Recouerie of Ierusalem. Done into English Heroicall Verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent.

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Lot 260
Terence (d. circa 159 BC) trans. Richard Bernard (1568-1641)
Terence in English. Fabulae comici Facetissimi et Elegantissimi Poetae Terentii.

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Lot 261
Velleius Paterculus's Animadversionibus.
[Together with] three leaves from Aristotle's Libri Ethicorum printed in Oxford, 1479.

Travel

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Lot 262
Álvaro de Navia-Osorio y Vigil (1648-1732)
Comercio Suelto, y en Compañias General y Particular en Mexico, Peru, Philipinas, y Moscovia.

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Lot 263
Blakeney, William (1835-1912)
On the Coasts of Cathay and Cipango Forty Years Ago.

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Lot 264
Bookwalter, John Wesley (1837-1915)
Canyon and Crater, or Scenes in California and the Sandwich Islands.

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Lot 265
Browne, Edward (1644-1708)
Naukeurige en Gedenkwaardige Reysen.

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Lot 266
Bunyan, John (1628-1688)
Ka Hele Malihini Ana, mai Keia ao Aku a Hiki i Kela ao.

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Lot 267
Cook, James (1728-1779) and James King (1750-1784)
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

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Lot 268
Cubero, Sebastian Pedro (c.1645-c.1697)
Peregrinacion que ha Hecho de la Mayor Parte del Mundo.

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Lot 269
Domingo de los Santos (d. 1695)
Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala. Primera y Segunda Parte.

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Lot 270
Green, Jonathan Smith (1796-1878)
Notices of the Life, Character, and Labors of the Late Bartimeus L. Puaaiki, of Wailuku, Maui, Sandwich Islands.

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Lot 271
Hanway, Jonas (1712-1786)
An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea: with a Journal of Travels from London through Russia into Persia.

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Lot 272
Hurtado, Tomas (1570-1649)
Chocolate y Tabaco, Ayuno Eclsiastico y Natural si este le quebrante Chocolate: y el Tabaco al Natural, para la Sagrada Comunion.

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Lot 273
Janson, Charles William (fl. early 19th century)
The Stranger in America: Containing Observations Made during a Long Residence in that Country.

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Lot 274
Norton, John Randall (1890-1962)
Protestant Missionaries in Republican China: an Archive of Photographs and Letters, St. John's University, Shanghai, 1910-1922.

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Lot 275
Phillip, Arthur (1738-1814)
The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay.

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Lot 276
Roberts, George [Pseudonym]
The Four Years Voyages of Capt. George Roberts; Being a Series of Uncommon Events.

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Lot 277
Strahlenberg, Philip John von (1676-1747)
An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia.

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Lot 278
Villaseñor y Sánchez, José Antonio (1703-1759)
Theatro Americano. Descripcion General de los Reynos, y Provincias de la Nueva-España, y sus Jurisdicciones.

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The Enlightenment & the Modern Mind

The Manny Coleman Collection

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I was fortunate to be involved in the purchase of the Manny Coleman collection of some 10,000 rare books on all subjects, assembled by him before 1968, when cancer took his life. The books had stayed in the family home untouched until Coleman’s wife passed away, and the surviving heirs made the difficult decision to sell the collection in 2001.

Two other bibliophiles and I bought and organized the collection, and eventually sold the majority of it on to other dealers and collectors. The remainder the three of us divided.

After spending time with the books, certain titles and subjects from the early modern period struck me as exploring issues that are still with us today. With the Coleman books as my foundation, I began to search for additional books that would fit this theme. I understand now that in many ways the issues that plagued the 17th century: magical thinking, war, civil unrest, public health, and political strife, are still with us today. At the same time, the scientific experimentation and medical advances that began in this period directly inform current developments in these fields. I really enjoyed building this collection and hope the books will stir the imaginations of others as they have me.

- Stephen White, August 2022

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Allott, robert, ed. (fl. circa 1600)
Wits Theater of the Little World.



[London]: Printed by I.R. [James Roberts] for N.L. [Nicholas Ling], 1599.

First edition, octavo, dedication unsigned, without the cancel correcting the printing error at the top of leaf 185; woodcut printer’s device to title, McKerrow 301; bound in full modern calf, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on the spine, headcap chipped, joints rubbed; small rust hole in leaf T5; repaired hole in Aa3, bottom corner, affecting five letters some headlines slightly cropped, 4 7/8 x 3 in.

STC 382; Pforzheimer 1094; ESTC S100300; W.A. White Catalogue #3; Hoe Catalogue I (1903) 4.

Estimate

$6,000 – $8,000

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Arnauld, antoine (1612-1694) & pierre nicole (1625-1695)
Logic, or the Art of Thinking.



London: Printed by T.B. for H. Sawbridge, 1685.

First English edition; bound in full contemporary speckled English calf, with original red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, contemporary marbled edges, rubbed; with gift inscription from Abel Ram to Anne Ram dated 1695 on ffep, armorial bookplate of David Rochfort inside front board, along with Rochfort’s signature to title, older bookplate torn away from front pastedown with loss to the endpaper, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Wing A-3723; ESTC R7858.

Estimate

$600 – $800

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Bacon, roger (1214?-1294)
The Cure of Old Age and Preservation of Youth.



London: Printed for Thomas Flesherand Edward Evets, 1683.

Octavo, translated by Richard Browne (active 1674-1694); with A Physical Account of the Tree of Life by Edward Madeira Arrais (d. 1652); bound in full modern sheepskin, neatly done in period style, 6 1/2 x 4 in.

Wing B-372; ESTC R30749.

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$800 – $1,200

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Bacon, sir francis (1561-1626)
The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a Double Tract.



London: Printed by the Assignes of John More, 1639.

Third edition, quarto, some speckling to title page, divisional title pages, lacking final blank leaf (Aa4); some marginal notes; bound in older sheepskin boards, rebacked, 7 x 5 1/2 in.

In addition to Bacon’s work, this compendium also includes The Use of Law, first printed anonymously as the second part of The Lawyers Light in 1629, and attributed to Sir John Doddridge (1555-1628).

STC 1136; Gibson 195; ESTC S100352.

Estimate

$600 – $800

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Baldwin, william (1518-1563?)
A Treatise of Morall Philosophie Containing the Sayings of the Wise.



London: Imprinted by Thomas Este, 1591.

Third edition, small octavo; the text enlarged with additions by Thomas Palfreyman (d. 1589?), ex libris Bateman with armorial bookplate inside front board, later full calf, rebacked, binding rubbed; title page mounted and toned; trimmed closely, some headlines, sidenotes, and catchwords cropped; last leaf torn with loss, 3 1/2 x 5 in.

STC 1263; ESTC S100573.

Estimate

$500 – $700

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Beck, cave (1623-1706?)
The Universal Character, by which all the Nations in the World may Understand One Anothers Conceptions, Reading out of one Common Writing their own Mother Tongues.



London: Printed by Thomas Maxey for William Weekley [and J. Rothwell], 1657.

First edition, octavo, lacking the engraved title page and A2, the “Mind of the Frontispiece,” bound in later full calf boards, rebacked; released from the University College of London, with ownership stamp on verso of title and release stamp on ffep, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

Wing B-1647; ESTC R11215.

Estimate

$300 – $500

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Besson, jacques (1540?-1573)
Theatre des Instrumens Mathemetiques & Mechaniques.



Lyon: Barthelemy Vincent, 1578.

First French edition, folio, title page printed within large woodcut compartment featuring classical figures and cherubs with mathematical instruments; with nineteen unnumbered leaves of text and sixty full-page plates of inventions; bound in later half leather and patterned paper boards, worn; early ownership inscription to title; top outside blank corner of title page and following leaf torn away and very neatly restored; ten leaves of the text portion stained with a large semi-circular pale brown discoloration worse where it originates, fading out in both directions in adjacent pages; the plates somewhat faint, text on plates sometimes traced in pen for legibility; final plate torn and crumpled, repaired on verso; 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

Besson’s popular work contains a bevy of ingenious devices, including mills run by men & horses, devices useful at the sawmill, along with a variety of presses & pumps, wells, fountains, a fire fighting device, a musical instrument, an adjustable reading stand, various hoists, including some used for boats in seaports, and many other inventions.

Adams B-840.

Estimate

$3,000 – $5,000

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Boyle, robert (1627-1691)
A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing. And a Dissuasive from Cursing.



London: Printed by R.R. for Thomas Cockerill Snr. & Jnr., 1695.

First edition, octavo, engraved frontispiece portrait of Boyle by Robert White bound opposite the title, with a divisional title page for A Dissuasive from Cursing, (likely written by someone other than Boyle); bound in full crushed brown morocco by Bayntun, Bath, well-preserved and nicely done, with gilt ruling to spine and red lettering piece, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Boyle’s Discourse was published from his papers posthumously, although it was originally written circa 1647, when Boyle was only about twenty years old.

Wing B-3978; Fulton 197; ESTC R27221.

Estimate

$700 – $900

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Boyle, robert (1627-1691)
Medicinal Experiments: or a Collection of Choice and Safe Remedies.



London: Printed for Samuel Smith and B. Walford, 1696.

12mo, later edition, three parts in one volume, engraved author frontispiece bound opposite title; bound in contemporary blind-ruled paneled calf, rubbed; ex libris Digby Cayley, with bookplate, 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.

Wing B-3991; Fulton 181; ESTC R1699.

Estimate

$700 – $900

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Browne, sir thomas (1605-1682)
Religio Medici.



[London]: Printed for William Crooke, 1642.

Second edition, octavo, 159 numbered pages; bound in 19th century full red morocco by Bedford, ornately tooled in gilt, joints lightly rubbed, ex libris William Amhurst Tyssen Amhurst, Baron Amhurst with his anonymous armorial bookplate featuring the motto, “Victoria concordi crescit” [Franks 451]; and G. Walter Steeves, with his bookplate, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.

Wing B-5166; Pforzheimer 111; ESTC R4739.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Bulwer, john (active 1648-1654)
Chirologia or The Naturall Language of the Hand. Composed of the Speaking Motions and Discoursing Gestures Thereof.



London: Printed by Thomas Harper, to be sold by Henry Twyford, 1644.

First edition, octavo, two parts in one volume with engraved titles by William Marshall to each, illustrated with six full-page engravings demonstrating sign language; contemporary ownership signatures of John Gibbon and Nathaniel Gibson, both with dates from the mid-17th century; ex libris Ambrose Isted, with his engraved armorial bookplate inside front board and presentation inscription to Isted from his uncle dated 1822 on ffep; bound in full gilt- and blind-tooled parchment over stiff boards, 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.

Wing B-5462 & B-5466; ESTC R14061.

Estimate

$1,500 – $2,500

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Bunny, edmund (1540-1619)
Of Divorce for Adulterie and Marrying Againe: that there is no Sufficient Warrant so to do.



Oxford: Joseph Barnes, 1610.

First edition, quarto, woodcut printer’s device to title (title page toned, vertical tear in blank margin parallel to gutter, loss of blank outer corner, inscription dated 1679 to title, tears and corner repaired on verso); two leaves torn along fore-margin with loss to blank portion; with folding typographical table bound before the first page of text; bound in later half leather with marbled paper boards, rebacked; Delamere House Library bookplate pasted inside front board, 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

STC 4091; ESTC S107056.

Estimate

$2,500 – $3,500

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Burton, robert (1577-1640)
The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Severall Cures of it.



Oxford: Printed for Henry Cripps, 1632.

Fourth edition, folio, engraved title page with the Argument of the Frontispiece bound opposite; bound in later full calf, joints cracked, spine flaking heavily and falling apart, armorial stamp with royal motto topped with a crown on topmost spine panel; ex libris Robert H. Menzies with his bookplate inside front board; two text leaves with blank corners torn away, no loss to text; 11 x 7 in.

STC 4162; ESTC S122249.

Estimate

$600 – $800

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Dalencé, joachim (1640-1707)
Traitté de l’Aiman.



Amsterdam: Chez Henry Wetstein, 1687.

First edition, 12mo, illustrated with engraved title and thirty-three folding engraved plates by Adrien Schoonebeck, student of Romain de Hooghe, bound in full stiff parchment over boards, ex libris Prince of Liechtenstein collection, with bookplate; 6 x 3 1/2 in.

Dalencé’s work is a general treatise on magnets and how to use them. He mentions the invention of the compass, the magnetic mountains of the New World, and why a compass needle points where it does in a magnetic field.

Wheeler 200.

Estimate

$600 – $800

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Damhoudere, joos de (1507-1581)
Practijcke ende Hantboeck in Criminele Saken.



Antwerp: Hans de Laet, 1561.

Second Dutch edition, quarto, a defective copy, lacking all four preliminary leaves (including the title page) and the final leaf (all leaves provided in photo-copy facsimile and bound in place), illustrated with more than fifty large (three-quarter page) woodcuts of crimes being committed, justice being delivered, and torture and punishment meted out; in later full mottled calf, rubbed, 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.

This practical handbook of crimes is illustrated with more than fifty woodcuts depicting a variety of transgressions, including, but not limited to, rape, incest, murder, robbery, and arson. It also shows a variety of criminal punishments and torture, featuring woodcuts of people being burned at the stake and water boarded, among others.

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$300 – $500

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Donne, john (1572-1631)
Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis that Self-Homicide is Not so Naturally Sin, that it May Never be Otherwise.



London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648.

Second edition, quarto, title page printed in red and black within type ornament border (title page tattered along fore-edge and bottom with loss to blank margin and bottom outside corner of the border, somewhat clumsily reinforced on verso); bound in later half russet morocco and marbled paper boards, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

Wing D-1859; ESTC R13916; Keynes 48; McAlpin II 560; Thomas E.418 [11].

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$1,500 – $2,000

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Estienne, henri (1531-1598)
A World of Wonders: Or, an Introduction to a Treatise Touching the Conformitie of Ancient and Moderne Wonders.



London: Imprinted [by Richard Field] for John Norton, 1607.

First edition in English, folio, two parts in one volume; a translation of Estienne’s 1566 Apologie pour Hérodote, translator’s dedication signed R.C., attributed to Richard Carew; Norton’s woodcut device featuring an anchor to title page; second part with divisional title page, pagination and signatures are continuous; lacking preliminary blank and final leaf with errata; bound in full contemporary calf boards, older rebacking, marbled endleaves and later wove flyleaves added, 11 x 7 1/4 in.

In his attempt to emphasize the value of Herdotus’s contributions to our knowledge of the ancients, Estienne constructed this series of comparisons between ancient and modern wonders. In the process, he developed a snappy satire on his own times, one that got him into hot water with local religious authorities in Geneva, and eventually lead to his arrest and a censure of his work.

STC 10553; ESTC S121359.

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$800 – $1,200

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Falconer, john (fl. circa 1685)
Cryptomenysis Patefacta: Or the Art of Secret Information Disclosed without a Key.



London: Printed for Daniel Brown, 1685.

First edition, octavo, bound in full contemporary speckled English calf, integral blanks A1, A8, & N8 present; ex libris Thomas Kirke, Esquire (1650-1706), with his bookplate pasted on verso of title (Kirke’s books were sold at auction after his death in 1706), and C.S. Overy with his bookplate inside front board; 6 3/4 x 4 in.

“Falconer agrees with other cryptographers of his time that the [polyalphabetic] cipher, while secure, is too slow and cumbersome and so not worth the trouble of using. However, for the sake of giving a complete account of the current state of the science of cryptography in his time, Falconer goes on to discuss in detail how to encipher and decipher messages with this type of cipher. What is interesting and more significant is that he makes a solid attempt at cracking this cipher, possibly the first real attack since its invention.” (cf. Charles F. Rocca Jr.’s Cryptology Through History and Inquiry; https://sites.wcsu.edu/mbxml/html/section_polyalphabetic_attack1.html)

Falconer’s first strike against polyalphabetic ciphers later morphed into more sophisticated computation in the hands of Charles Babbage and Friedrich Kasiski.

Wing F-296; ESTC R6319; Term Cat. II 137.

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$1,000 – $1,500

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Floyer, sir john (1649-1734)
Medicina Gerocomica: or, The Galenic Art of Preserving Old Men’s Healths.



London: Printed for J. Isted, 1725.

Second edition, octavo, divisional title on page 130; bound in full contemporary speckled sheepskin, boards ruled in blind, worn, joints cracked, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

This early monograph on geriatrics was first published by Floyer in the previous year. He advanced the idea of measuring pulse rate, and even invented a watch to facilitate gathering this data.

Osler 2620; Waller 3091; ESTC T117182.

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$400 – $600

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Grotius, hugo (1583-1645)
His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War & Peace.



London: Printed by M[argaret] W[hite] for Thomas Basset & Ralph Smith, 1682.

Folio, third English edition, translated into English by William Evats; title page printed in red and black, added engraved title by T. Cross Senior bound opposite the typographical title page (upper outer corner torn with loss of the top corner); bound in tull contemporary paneled calf, quite loose and worn, lacking some leather along the spine, leather becoming detached from the boards; worn at head and tail with loss; ex libris David Rochfort with his engraved armorial bookplate inside front board and signature dated 1702 on verso of engraved title, one opening with the tops of the leaves quite dusty, with some staining; 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.

Wing G-2126; ESTC R8527.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Hall, john (1575-1635)
Select Observations on English Bodies.



London: Printed for John Sherley, 1657.

First edition, 12mo, lacking the preliminary leaf with longitudinal title and final two leaves; contents washed and pressed, bound in full crushed navy morocco tooled in gilt by Riviere; 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.

Hall was a physician and married Shakespeare’s oldest daughter Susanna in 1607. On page 24, Observation XIX, Hall describes a cure he administered to his wife while she was “miserably tormented with the collick.” The treatment eventually helped. First, he reports, she passed “two stooles,” but the pain continued. Next Hall says he “appointed to inject a pint of sack made hot, this presently brought forth a great deale of wind, and freed her from all pain.”

Wing H-356; ESTC R17385; Jaggard 127.

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$3,000 – $4,000

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Hobbes, thomas (1588-1679)
Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.



London: Printed [by John Redmayne and Christoffel Cunradus] for Andrew Ckooke [sic], 1651 [i.e. 1678].

Second edition with the bear ornament on title page, engraved title with inscription across the top, and two signatures of members of the Ward family, including one dated 1681 (water stained), folding typographical table detached, very wrinkled, browned, with extensive edge damage resulting in loss of text to words along the right edge; contemporary boards awkwardly rebacked (front joint stiff, older preliminary leaves detached and loosely inserted with the table); 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.

This particular edition of Hobbes Leviathan, one of three dated 1651 and claiming to have been printed by Crooke, is actually a pirated edition made up of sheets printed by John Redmayne in 1670 and Christoffel Cunradus some time before the end of 1678. (For more cf. Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan, edited by Noel Malcolm, vol. 1, p. 226-258.)

Wing H-2247; ESTC R13936; Macdonald & Hargreaves 43.

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$2,500 – $3,500

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Irvine, christopher (active 1638-1685)
Medicina Magnetica, or the Rare and Wonderful Art of Curing by Sympathy.



[Edinburgh]: Printed [by C. Higgins], 1656.

First edition, first leaf blank but for signature mark “A” present before the title in this copy, lacking final blank; bound in limp parchment with later endleaves, bookplate and signature of collector and scholar of Scottish ballads William Macmath (1844-1922) circa 1879; toning to contents, trimmed closely, cropping some catchwords and signature marks, occasionally touching a final line; 6 x 3 3/4 in.

The dedication to George Monck is signed by Irvine, a surgeon in the royal army. His reference to the work, “whatsoever treasure is found, [ought] straight to be carried to the Supream of that People. Wherefore falling on this, no little treasure, I present it to your Lordship,” has suggested to some scholars that Irvine himself is not the author. As a consequence William Maxwell is sometimes cited as the author. (cf. Davida Rubin’s Sir Kenelm Digby, a Bibliography, San Francisco: Jeremy Norman, 1991.)

The text itself contains 100 aphorisms on natural magic, XII conclusions supporting magical medicine with proofs and explanations; twenty chapters on the method of curing by sympathy; and an appendix with more practical clinical notes based on the teachings of Paracelsus. For example, what is a practitioner to do when trying to cure a wound by applying the weapon that caused it, and said weapon is not at hand?

Wing I-1053; ESTC R202607; rare at auction.

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$2,500 – $3,500

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Joannes de mediolano (fl. 1100)
Regimen Sanitatis Salerni: or, The Schoole of Salernes Regiment of Health.



London: Printed by B. Alsop & T. Fawcet, 1634.

English translation attributed to Philemon Holland (1552-1637), with a translation by Thomas Paynell of Arnaldus de Villanova’s commentary, type ornament border cropped with loss at foot; first leaf blank but for signature mark present before the title; bound in full later calf, 7x 5 in.

With early Medieval origins, the Regimen Sanitatis Salerni contains practical advice regarding hygiene, diet, drink, and exercise, all for the benefit of long life and happiness: a joyful mind, rest, and a moderate diet.

STC 21604; ESTC S116397.

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$1,200 – $1,500

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Lagniet, jacques (1620-1672)
Recueil des Plus Illustres Proverbes, Divisés en Trois Livres.



Paris: [Chez Jacques Lagniet], 1657-1663.

First edition, quarto, entirely engraved, this copy consisting of 114 engraved full page allegorical and satirical plates telling amusing stories, offering instruction, casting aspersions, and meting out social commentary; the plates are each numbered in three separate sections, lacking the following plates, with blanks bound in their stead; I: lacking plates 19, 23, & 34 [47 plates]; II: lacking plates 7, 19, 30, 35, & 40 [37 plates]; III: lacking plate 17 [29 plates]; and one additional plate of similar genre and period, totaling 114 plates in all; bound in later half leather and textured cloth boards, the William Stirling copy, with his arms tooled in blind on the front board and his large bookplate inside the front board, many plates with neatly extended fore-margins, generally well-preserved internally, with a long bibliographic note neatly written and professionally tipped onto blanks bound before the first title; 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.

The bibliographical story of this rare collection of prints is complex. Extant collections contain varying numbers. Often, as is the case here, unnumbered supplemental plates of uncertain origin are also included. We can state that 114 plates are present in this volume, and account for the absence of specific numbers, but the ultimate number of plates in each of the three series is not known with complete certainty.

Lagniet, in his clever, irreverent, and often biting visual commentary, shows countless details of daily life in his country in the mid-17th century. We see people of all genders, classes, abilities, and ages in a myriad of scenarios, including even the antics of domesticated cats and dogs, farm animals, and numerous donkeys. Whether drinking and smoking at a bar, roasting meat on a spit, begging for alms, engaging in a brawl, or getting scratched by a cat, Lagniet shows it all. His complicated compositions invariably include multiple characters, each of whom is depicted as a fully-realized identity, with variations in dress, face, and action. The artist’s inventiveness is hard to capture. As an example, one plate features two squatting characters [Ces Deux Amis] baring their bottoms and passing gas onto a burning candle, illustrating goodness knows what.

Destailleur 325; Brunet III 767; Rahir 590; rare at auction.

Estimate

$25,000 – $35,000

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