This early edition of Rosignoli’s work, first published in Bologna in 1696, is decorated with floriated capitals, headpieces, and tailpieces, with an engraved frontispiece lacking in this copy. The volume opens with a dedication to Don Teobaldo Maria Visconti and closes with a thorough index.
Sommervogel, VII 154. Contemporary stiff vellum, spine with title inked in early hand; engraved frontispiece lacking and text block separating from spine from base upwards (with sewing visible). Light discolorations to many pages, inked jottings to front and back pastedowns. A scarce edition of a scarce text. (36670)
There are two editions of this work: The other has only 131 leaves and contains a typographical error on the title-page (“lirro” for “libro”). In this edition the “Apendiz al Memorial. Aduertencias a quien lo huuiere leido,” pp. 242–78, is by Juan Antonio Jarque. The place of printing has long been a matter of conjecture because of the paucity of studies of typography and typographic norms in Mexico and Puebla in the 17th century. We admit to no scholarship on the topic of typefaces but do have extensive experience with the paper used in Mexico and Puebla in the 1650s and the watermark in this edition is that of paper widely used there.
Provenance: Bookseller's label of the Libreria de San Martin in Madrid.
Sabin 58279, 73620; Palau 209627, 275715; Medina, BHA, 6837; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, col. 252; Streit, Bibliotheca. missionum, VII, 1780. Not in Alden & Landis. Contemporary limp vellum, evidence of lost ties. Early owner's signature in lower margin of title-page, but lined through making it most difficult to decipher. (35317)
Provenance: Front free endpaper with inked ownership inscription of Richard Wattel; back free endpaper with inked note: “H.h Price ex dono Rich. Wattel 17 June 1810.”
Gregg, Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration, L8d; ESTC R8556; Wing (rev. ed.) R2214; Sweet & Maxwell 241. Contemporary sheep framed in double blind fillets; rubbed, especially at spine and extremities, with sewing starting to loosen and text block separating from spine, back joint just starting from foot. Frontispiece with small smudge in lower portion (not touching main figure); pages lightly age-toned. (34493)
As our caption notes, this vast repository purports to have been made as “a bare narrative” of its “fact[s]”; but it now resonates with a richness far beyond mere chronicle. It repays both extended and “dip-in” reading for pleasure.
Wing (rev. ed.) R2316, R2318–19, & R2333; Lowndes 2152. Recent half speckled calf, old style; marbled paper sides; round spines, raised bands, gilt center devices in spine compartments, bands accented with gilt beading; binding signed by Starr Bookworks. General gentle age-toning, with some pages and sections browned due to nature of paper, including some plates; intermittently recurring instances of old waterstaining, sometimes with some cockling and most notable in vol. VI, there affecting the fold-out plate of the “Battail of Naseby”; minor worming in upper margins also of vol. VI (not anywhere close to text), and a short closed tear. Occasional foxing and other spotting, variously; occasional early marginalia. Old library pressure- (not perforation-) stamps in some blank margins, with light shelfmark pencilling to title-page versos and a number slenderly inked in each volume to lower margin of first text page. A strong, satisfactory, very nice antiquarian set. (22477)
ESTC R36940; Wing (rev.) R2356A. On Russell, see: The Dictionary of National Biography. Unbound, spine delicately reinforced. Pages age-toned and creased, with a few tiny pinpoint holes. Tissue repair to tear from inner margin extending across both leaves, touching but not obscuring a few letters. P. 2 with numerals in an early inked hand in the outer margin. (14472)
Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of John Dixon Wortley at the Swannington Rectory, Norfolk; title-page with inked inscription of the Jesuit College of Ingolstadt, dated 1609; binding clasps stamped “WS.”
Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, spine with raised bands untooled, covers framed and triple panelled in blind with blind rolls filling all elements, including one interesting roll incorporating small portrait medallions; original brass clasps intac and working.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 353; Palau 283173. Binding as above, darkened, vellum chipped at extremities and rubbed over the spine; label in upper spine compartment now lacking and bands rubbed at joints to show cords. Bookplate and inscription as above; first text page with small and attractive blue rubber-stamp of the Libreria Muzi in lower margin. Front free endpaper with pencilled annotation regarding contents; occasional instances of small, neatly done, early inked corrections. Scattered light foxing, with a few leaves gently browned. An attractive, early edition of this well-regarded Jesuit work in a very handsome copy. (36897)
WorldCat and Lindsay & Neu combine to locate seven copies in the U.S.
Lindsay & Neu 3576. Recent paper–covered boards, front cover with printed paper label. All four leaves pressure-stamped by a now-defunct institution; title-page verso with inked numeral. Additional inked pagination. Clean. (27775)
Uncommon: We locate only three copies in U.S. libraries.
Provenance: Bookplates of Lord Farnham and the famous Bibliotheca Lindesiana.
20th-century faux leather. Two blank portions of title-page excised (old ownership stamps/signatures?); repaired sometime back and next two leaves also with old repairs at gutter. Lacks one preliminary leaf; usually-slim strip of water- or damp-damage affecting top margins in various degrees; all edges red. (13489)
Brunet, V, 115; De Backer-Sommervogel, VII, 532; Englisch, Der erotischen literatur, 145; Palau 294482. Contemporary alum-tawed pigskin, tooled in blind, spine with inked title; binding darkened and scuffed, with clasps now lacking and with leather torn over head and foot of spine (lacking at foot, with underlying vellum showing). Title-page with inked ownership inscriptions dated 1715, later institutional stamp in lower margin, and faint shadows of pencilled notations; front pastedown and one text page also with institutional stamps. Small spots of worming to lower margins of a number of leaves. Pages age-toned, with some instances of marginalia and underlining in early inked hands and occasionally in pencil (a handful of leaves in part III extensively annotated within text); a few spots of foxing, and one leaf with paper flaws partially obscuring a few letters. A big, solid volume. (14459)
Provenance: From the Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
ESTC S116686; STC (2nd ed.) 21730; Von Hünersdorff & Hasenkamp, Coffee, p. 1316. 17th-century calf, recently rebacked with raised band spine ruled in blind, covers double ruled in blind, new endpapers; original boards rubbed and abraded. Facsimiles as above and lacking final blank; ex-library as above with rubber-stamp on title-page (pencilling on verso) and one leaf of text; “Constantinople” plate missing corner and other leaves variously with tears (mostly closed) or small holes. Red ink speckled around edge of t.-p. and first few leaves, with some edges neatly reinforced; light to moderate age-toning and waterstaining throughout with the occasional spot, short marginal tear, or tattered edge. A book lovable for several good reasons, in a well-read copy. (37085)
Provenance: Charles Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland, lot 8432 in the Sunderland Library sale (1882).
On Saumaise, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XII, 98889. On Petau, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, XI, 199200. Vellum over paste boards; all edges speckled red. Ex-library with bookplate, a bit of pencilling, paper labels on spine and pressure-stamps, yet a copy notably clean, bright, and even crisp; perhaps a half-dozen leaves sometime exposed to a small spill(?) lightly marking lower outer corner-tips. One “pencilling” (“Sund. 8432”) notes the Sunderland provenance as does one of the “paper labels on spine.” All edges speckled red. (3863)
The text here is divided into sections for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, followed by a guide to Hebrew abbreviations; an index of classical authors; and a comprehensive Latin index to the defined words, which are described in the text in Hebrew and Latin. The whole is printed in Hebrew, roman, and italic type, double-column, with intricate head- and tailpieces, ornaments, and initials in floriated, historiated, and factotum frames.
Provenance: Early ownership inscription of Gervüin Pûtre ( or Pêctre?), front pastedown.
VD17 1:051625M; Vancil, Cordell Collection, 216; Zaunmüller 345 & Graesse, VI, 305 (Hanover issue). On Semitic-language dictionaries, see S. Segert, “The Use of Comparative Semitic Material in Hebrew Lexicography,” in Semitic Studies in Honor of Wolf Leslau, vol. II, ed. A.S. Kaye. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt extra with raised bands, gilt morocco and manuscript paper labels, red speckled edges; joints cracking, free endpapers gone with early and late leaves creased and attachment of first ones affected, corners bumped and leather scuffed with some loss (sewing exposed at spine top).. Ex-library with old seminary pressure-stamp to title-leaf, this mostly detached and with print along that edge touched on both sides. Variously, waterstaining and browning; very mild worming, eye-catching on perhaps six leaves only; small marginal tears; a few ink and other splotches. (30286)
Schlichtingius left his opus in the care of his sons and two friends, John Preussis and Stanislaüs Lubieniecius: In the preface to this volume, the latter discusses his life and work including his exile from Warsaw in 1647 and imprisonment in 1660. Three copious indices to scriptural sources and references within the text close the collection. Woodcut devices grace the sectional titles; refined tailpieces and large initials against a floriated background decorate the volume throughout. There is scattered Greek type.
Provenance: Early inscription “Middeldorpf” on front flyleaf; bookplate and stamp of Rochester Theological Seminary (later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School). Deaccessioned 2005.
Evidence of readership: Sparse contemporary ink anno tations; underlining throughout, heavy in quires A–C, K, M, Eee, et alibi.
First edition: Published as the seventh and eighth volumes in a series of nine, comprising the Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum (1665–68, and a supplement in 1692).
Knijff & Visser, Bibliographia sociniana, 2003 (for Bib. fratrum polonorum, see 2001–2011); STCN Bock I: 770, 823; Wallace, Antitrinitarian Biography, 209. Contemporary northern-European style vellum over boards ruled in blind, panels with blind-stamped central cartouches, blue speckled edges and evidence of ties; old spotting and soiling with joints (outside) partially open but binding sound. Ex-library as above: Bookplate on front pastedown, stamp to title-page (only), old library sticker to spine. Some dust-soiling and foxing, small tears, and small holes, plus a few natural paper flaws; contemporary inkstains on three or four leaves (one causing a hole at R4). A strong, interesting copy. (29296)
A Roman edition also appeared in 1694, the year of the work’s first appearance; the present edition is more uncommon: We trace only one U.S. library copy of it.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 1079. Boards covered in music-printed paper from an 18th-century antiphonal, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Title-page and one other stamped by a now-defunct institution. Light spotting throughout, more pronounced to first and last few leaves; some corners dog-eared. (15453)
This is a volume that shows such controvery was definitely not “dry”; we have photographed the start of Sergeant's explanation/defense of his personal animus against his antagonist, and also the “Stationer's” description of the polemical feast to come, this worked out as a menu or “Bill of Fare ”!
Provenance: On the recto of the second front fly-leaf is a presentation inscription: “For my honnord & best frind, Master John Bulteel.” The most likely John Bulteel is the one who was created M.A. at Oxford in 1661, and later served as secretary to Edward, Earl of Clarendon.
Wing S2589; ESTC R6168; Clancy, English Catholic Books, 16411700, 897. On Sergeant, see: The Dictionary of National Biography, LI, 25153. On Bramhall, see: DNB, VI, 203206. On Hammond, see: DNB, XXIV, 24246. Contemporary mottled calf, with remnants of modest double gilt rules on covers; rubbed and joints open, front cover detached. Browning from turn-ins on fly-leaves, last leaves, and fore-edge of title-page, as well as moderately to a few signatures, with a little occasional light waterstaining; otherwise, the expectable degrees of age-toning and spotting only. (7067)
Very good condition. Written in a small, clear legal hand. (31213)
ESTC R8272; Wing (rev. ed.) S3325. Contemporary speckled calf, panelled with corner fleurons in blind, rebacked in similar calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and blind-tooled compartment decorations; sides acid-pitted, edges rubbed. All edges speckled red. Lower margin of title-page and lower (closed) edges institutionally rubber-stamped, no other markings. First few leaves foxed with scattered light spots elsewhere, last few signatures browned; one leaf with two small portions lost from outer margin; one outer corner torn away; one leaf torn across between header and text without any of this affecting text. A solid, tight, and dignified-looking copy. (35824)
The imprimatur leaf is present.
ESTC R21708; Wing (rev. ed.) S3347. Bound into recent plain paper wrappers with linen binder's tape; wrappers faded, with edges chipped. Pages age-toned. (19839)
ESTC R15520; Wing (rev. ed.) S3353. Removed from a nonce volume. Light age-toning and dust-soiling. Retains the imprimatur leaf. (34252)
WorldCat and ESTC locateonly five U.S. institutional holdings.
ESTC R476940. Not listed in Wing separately (1674 Prodromos: Wing S3410). Removed from a nonce volume. First page with author's name inked beneath the header in a small early hand. One leaf with catchword trimmed. An uncommon Christian Zionist item. (37225)
ESTC R34225; Wing (rev. ed.) S3406. Removed from a nonce volume. Date of publication penciled neatly at lower margin of title-page. Final word (i.e., “Finis”) of p. 32 partly cropped at bottom edge. A clean, very good copy. (27766)
Indited in secretary hand with witnesses' signatures in both italic and secretary, the deed is followed by two blank pages on the interior (as usual); the witnesses were John Morroy (Morrey?) and John Best (Lest?), who both had fine signatures. Not unexpectedly, the widow signed with her mark. A docket on the last leaf's verso reads, “Xher [Christopher] Libthorpe To George Rothe” and another, in a second hand, adds, “and a Deed from Pickering to Post for a lot,” with a computation below on the same page.
The watermark appears to be a heart-shaped shield crowned by a fleur de lis, or trefoil; however we find no match in Briquet or Gravell.
Parry, E.C., “A Widow's Might,” Old York Road Historical Society Bulletin, Vol. XXVII, 1966. For the early history of Philadelphia, its incidents and denizens, see: Watson, Annals of Philadelphia (1850). Previously folded in multiple places, and now along bifolium crease only; four small holes in the upper corner where previously stapled or pinned. “Lacing,” a result of the iron gall ink's exposure to moisture, is in evidence here but does not affect the legibility or stability of the deed, which is neatly repaired in two places at the outer edge of the first recto near the remnants of the red wax seal. An attractive relic of colonial American, Pennsylvania/Philadelphia, commercial, and women's history. (29823)
ESTC R21446; Wing (rev. ed.) S3770. Period-style mottled calf, covers framed and panelled in blind fillets with blind-tooled corner fleurons, spine with raised bands and gilt-stamped title. Pages age-toned and foxed with occasional small inkspots; some paginations trimmed and frontispiece edges slightly ragged. One early leaf with tear in lower margin, extending into text, repaired with two words from opposing page partially lifted by adhesion; one leaf with small hole affecting about eight words; one leaf with tear in outer margin touching final letters of seven lines; occasional edge chips, one upper outer corner torn away. A very readable copy in a dignified binding; a romantic tale with a romantic inscription. (33123)
As is increasingly the case with Mexican imprints of the 17th century, it islittle found in the marketplace.
Provenance: 18th-century ownership signature on title-page and first leaf of preliminaries of the Conde del Fresno de la Fuente.
Medina, Mexico, 1328; Palau 312973; Asuncion Lavrin, “Cotidianidad y espiritualidad en la vida conventual novohispana: Siglo XVII,” in Memoria del Coloquio Internacional Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz y pensamiento novohispano (1995). Late 19th-century Mexican quarter dark green morocco with mottled green paper sides; binding rubbed and abraded. Pencilling on front fly-leaf and title-page verso; top margins closely cropped occasionally costing top of letters of running heads and foliation. Worming, chiefly in margins but occasionally into the text, not costing words, sometimes repaired; first and last few leaves with old repairs to corners and margins and a bit of text restored in pen and ink. Withal, a good++ copy of important work that is not often on the market. (34203)
Provenance: Signature on title-page of Howard Osgood, a prominent late 19th- and early 20th-century Hebrew scholar and noted collector.
Goldsmiths'-Kress 2558; Wing (2nd ed.) S3801B. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title-label, board edges stamped with gilt roll; corners and spine extremities worn, front joint cracked and back joint starting, sewing holding. Front pastedown with small French bookseller's ticket and early inked numeral. Title-page with small early inked owner's name and with institutional pressure stamp, reverse with pencilled numerals. Pages clean. (19511)
Provenance: Round armorial bookplate of Baronet Heathcote of Hursley on front pastedown; bookplate of Thomas Vernon of Hanbury (1654–1721) dated 1703 attached to title-page verso. Later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released), with library bookplate tucked in front cover.
Copies of any early edition of this text are scarce, andsearches of NUC, COPAC, and OCLC reveal only three known copies, this copy one of only two in North America, and now deacessioned. Two other reported copies in COPAC are false. The other North American copy is described in the library's catalogue record as “Imperfect: leaves B4-B5, C3 and V7 lacking; faded and stained in places, spine broken; covers detached.”
ESTC S4905; STC (rev. ed.) 22849.7. On Smith, see: DNB (online). Contemporary calf, Cambridge–style binding with raised bands ruled in blind and gilt-lettered red leather spine label, covers double framed and panelled in blind, board edges rolled in gilt; rebacked, new endpapers, added engraved title-page and one leaf of text.lacking, covers rubbed with some loss of leather. Moderate age-toning with the very occasional spot;; two leaves with corners torn and loss of a letter or two but not sense, one with a small hole, another two repaired. Bookplates as described above, call numbers on title-page verso, rubber-stamp on title-page and one leaf of text. Imperfect, but worthwhile. (36326)
An epitome of the “antiquarian” both in form and content, this is a marvelous compendium of royal history and lore.
From then until his death he served or worked variously as a church prefect, catechist, missionary, professor of moral theology, controversialist, and military chaplain. He lived in England and on the continent. In defending Catholicism he addresses many of the doctrinal issues and religious practices that were contentious: e.g., the worship of saints, angels, and holy images (and the making of the latter); justification by faith alone; purgatory; and the merit of good works.
The work is printed single-column, in roman with some italic, and with woodcut initials and tailpieces. It ends with an index.
Wing (rev. ed.) S4958; Clancy, English Catholic Books (rev. ed.), 922; ESTC R30149; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VII, 1434; Gillow, English Catholics, V, p. 521, no. 1. Contemporary vellum over pasteboards, binding soiled and a little sprung; front hinge (inside) partially open. Dust-soiling to some pages and some dog-earing. A good, decent copy. (36601)
ESTC and OCLC locate only six U.S. institutional holdings of this item.
ESTC R203631; Wing (rev. ed.) S5005. On Spittlehouse, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Later plain paper wrappers, spine reinforced with cloth tape. Title-page, first text page, and two other pages institutionally pressure-stamped; first text page with inked annotation in inner margin and numeral in lower margin. Light offsetting and spotting; first and last pages dust-soiled. (25970)
Evidence of Readership: Some twenty pages with pencilled marks in margins noting interesting passages.
Provenance: “Ex Libris Joannis Grave Rolii Nemau[lisi?]” minutely in ink, with rubber-stamps of Ambrose Swasey Library (properly released) on title-page.
ESTC R10821; Wing (rev. ed.) S5625. Modern marbled paper–covered boards with gilt red leather spine labels and new endpapers, all edges marbled. Provenance and ex-library marks as above, light to moderate age-toning, occasional spotting, and variable waterstaining along edges and sometimes into gutters throughout (not reaching text); license leaf lacking, one repaired or shortly trimmed leaf, a smattering of missing corners, small holes, chipped leaves, and short marginal tears. A book that has had several adventures and is ready for more. (37215)
Written by several notaries so hands are varied. Stitching starting to loosen. A very few leaves with small loss of text to a hungry rodent. (27598)
The text here is in Latin with extensive quotations and citations in Greek, printed shouldernotes, and a 32-page “Supplementum linguae Graecae.” The “Specimen Lexici Hesychiani” is also appended, followed by separate indices for Greek and Latin.
VD17 12:121802D. Contemporary half red sheep in imitation of morocco with marbled paper–covered sides, rubbed; spine with gilt-stamped author/title and gilt-dotted raised bands, faintly sunned with square of ink now obscuring a shelving number. Front pastedown with institutional bookplates, title-page and first text page pressure-stamped, all edges (closed) rubber-stamped, back pastedown rubber-stamped. A few instances of spotting, pages otherwise almost entirely clean. A good sound copy of this book. (25837)
Dagmar Freist in Governed By Opinion: Politics, Religion and the Dynamics of Communication in Stuart London characterizes this work as “the fullest account of this [1640s] satirical perception of the London booktrade [as lawless].” She further opines that “without a doubt, the pamphlet was drafted for a smallstreet-theater performance, given, for instance, stage directions such as 'Enter Poet.'” The work is “packed with allusions to well-known people, circumstances, and cliches.”
In the underground London pamphlet world of the mid-17th century, “bawling hawkers” were wandering booksellers who sold pamphlets, newspapers, and books, while “trotting mercuries” were men and women who wereknown to cross-dress and who sold “new books” as opposed to “good books.” They were also notorious scolds.
The title-page has two woodcut images: to the right a man smoking a pipe and wearing a ruff, in large close-up, and to the left a standing woman holding a cup in one hand with her other resting on a large triangle bearing images of a ewer and another cup — both figures with rather elaborately dressed hair!
Having said all of the above here is where I confess that I (DMS) originally catalogued this item as an original 1641 printing only to be gently informed by John Overholt of the Houghton Library that it is a type facsimile of the original, one of a number of type facsimiles that J. Sturt caused to be printed and which he openly sold. Originally it bore his imprint information, but that has been removed. The type used is a good approximation of the original and the paper is old, and in this copy without a watermark.When used in conjunction with the digitized “certified original” copy in EEBO, this is a great teaching tool.
Provenance: 19th-century diamond-shaped bookplate of Henry Cunliffe.
For this edition: Hazen, “J. Sturt facsimilist,” in The Library, 4th ser., XXV, pp. 72–79; McKitterick, Old Books, New Technologies, pp. 89–90. For the original: Wing (rev. ed.) D2088; ESTC R23145; Freist, pp. 85–86. Late-19th- or early-20th century half red morocco with marbled paper sides, plain endpapers. Leaves no longer conjugate and each one sewn in with a blank sheet separating it from the next; and with added blank leaves at rear for bulk in binding. Minor spotting, some foxing, and age-toning, a grin-provoking spine title, andone of the best imprint lines ever seen. (37235)
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