The portrait of the author was engraved by Pierre Lombard, while the added engraved title-page is unsigned. Each of the four books here (in two volumes) has a separate title-page; the main title-pages are printed in black and ruled in red. The text is in English, Greek, and Latin. A printed addenda slip is affixed to the final text page of vol. II, above the catalogue of books sold by Richard Royston. Leaf L6 in vol. II is a cancel (and separated).
Provenance: Vol. I added title-page recto with inked ownership inscription dated 1781 (“T. Moore”); vol. II front fly-leaf with inked ownership inscription dated 1696 (“Guilel. Rayner”) and another (of “T. Moore's”) dated 1781.
ESTC R20123; Wing (rev.) T324; Allibone 2348. On Taylor, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Recent quarter calf and marbled paper–covered sides, leather edges tooled in blind, spine with gilt-stamped title and volume labels and gilt-stamped decorations between raised bands. Ownership inscriptions as above. First few leaves of vol. I (including regular and added title-pages) with tiny spots of worming; slightly larger sections of same to inner margins of some subsequent leaves; a number of pages in both volumes with scattered spots of worming, touching letters but not affecting sense. Light waterstaining to outer margins of some leaves. One leaf in vol. II separated. Significant and attractive. (24889)
The engraved frontispiece by P. Lombart depicts Jesus in shepherd guise, and is followed by a title-page printed in red and black. An oversized, folding plate shows a contrite heart accompanied by scriptural figures and allegorical images; this is also signed, Lombart. Both works came off the press with incorrect pagination, the latter with apparent page count being thrown significantly off.
Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson.
ESTC R203751; Wing (rev.) T415. Contemporary speckled calf, framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; leather cracked over joints and spine. Occasional pencilled bracketing. (12659)
This is the first printing of Thoms' edition; the work was issued separately, and later reprinted as part of the three-volume Collection of Early Prose Romances (1828). WorldCat locatesonly four U.S. institutional holdings.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
NSTC 2H28672. This edition not in Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering (see 1828.22 for three-volume collection); likewise Keynes, William Pickering (rev. ed.), (see p. 92 as above). Modern pebbled black morocco, front cover with gilt-stamped green morocco title-label, in matching morocco and marbled paper–covered slipcase; slipcase rubbed, volume spine sunned and rubbed. Pages faintly age-toned with scattered small spots of light foxing. (37602)
While Wing claims that there was a previous Sheldonian edition in 1696, identical except for the absence of the “typis Junianis” on the title-page, all other sources we consulted give the publication date as 1698, and no institutionally held copies of a 1696 edition could be located (ESTC gives a “place-holder record” based on the Wing number). In addition, The History of Oxford University Press, which agrees with 1698 as the first appearance of the work, notes that due to alarm over Thwaites' having dedicated it to the nonjuring George Hickes, it was almost suppressed and had to be issued with a new title-page removing the Vice-Chancellor's imprimatur — which might well explain the confusion.
This production was modestly but beautifully embellished withengravings done by Michael Burghers, being a dramatic engraved frontispiece (signature trimmed in this copy) and a pairing of large headpiece and decorative capital opening both the preface and the text, all of which preserve Burghers' attribution.
Darlow & Moule 1606; Wing (rev. ed.) B2198; NCBEL, II, 1792; ESTC R4371. See Terry, Poetry & the Making of the English Literary Past, p. 114. Contemporary mottled calf, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons, rebacked in 20th century with gilt-stamped title, black-ruled raised bands, and black-stamped floral decorations in spine compartments; original leather worn and (expectably) acid-pitted. Modern plain endpapers; frontispiece tipped in. Frontispiece and title-page with a sprinkling of unobtrusive pinhole worming in upper portions, and a few instances only of light soil, spotting, or staining. Paper strong and bright, notable as having provided a good base for crisp taking of the ink of the type and engravings. (39008)
Trost (1588–1636), a professor of theology at Wittenberg, compiled this dictionary and issued it two years after publishing his much-praised edition of the Syriac New Testament with an accompanying Latin translation; the Lexicon was likewise lauded, primarily for its completeness.
This and Trost's Syriac New Testament are among the earliest books printed in Cöthen, Upper Saxony. This is the sole edition of the dictionary and it is uncommon in commerce.
Graesse, VII, 103; VD17 12:128565E. Period-style calf, framed in blind; spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, blind-tooled decorations in compartments, blind- and gilt-ruled raised bands with blind-tooling continued onto boards, ending in trefoils; signed in blind on lower rear turn-in by Grace Bindings. Title-page institutionally pressure-stamped, dedication with numeral rubber-stamped in lower margin. Pages age-toned; title-page and last two index leaves with moderate staining and spotting (in part from old binding). A strong, handsome book. (25212)
ESTC R9506; Wing (rev. ed.) U160. Late 20th- or early 21st–century quarter dark brown calf, round spine, gilt-beaded raised bands, red leather title-label and blind-stamped center device in each other spine compartment, date in gilt at base of spine; sides with wide comb pattern marbled paper. Waterstaining to early and late leaves, generally confined to margins, with cockling throughout; overall a rather good copy, nicely and very strongly bound. (38981)
The work begins with a title-page in black and red, bearing the printers' large woodcut device incorporating images of Time and Fortune. The text is printed in the expected double-column format in roman and italic.
Palau 276638. 18th-century mottled calf, round spine, modest gilt tooling on spine. Front joint (outside) open along top three inches; front pastedown loosening from the board. Scattered foxing and staining. Sporadic worming in inner margins not touching the text. All edges richly saffron, unusually bright. (29157)
The title-page, wanting in this copy, has been transcribed by the same(?) early hand in ink on the front fly-leaf recto and verso, and the imprint information is confirmed by the colophon on the last page, which features the woodcut printer's device and the date in roman numerals.
Provenance: An inscription on the front fly-leaf verso gives three dates, 1682–1739, and the names Fido Springhere and Philippus Coisne(?); there is a second ex-libris inscription with the name Baptista Baelde(?) at top of dedication leaf; and a final inscription, “Fido Springhere 1686" on verso of last leaf, above colophon.
Scarce: This editionnot in NUC Pre-1956, and WorldCat finds just three U.S. copies.
McCrank, 871. On Estius, see: NCE, V, 558. Contemporary calf with an elaborate cartouche gilt at the center of each cover, rebacked to style with gilt-ruled raised bands and green gilt-lettered spine label; extremities repaired and new endpapers. Ex-library: old oval stamp on first page of dedication and accession number on p. 1 of text. Lacks title-leaf; various markings on verso of front endpaper; final two quires lightly creased; small marginal hole from natural paper flaw on three leaves; a few spots and smudges and one small tear, also from natural flaw. With occasionalunderlining and marginalia in Latin, seemingly by the same hand that transcribed the title and inscribed the fly-leaf. (31112)
This is the first edition of his first published work, a description of Japan, and is based on previously published and unpublished sources that were available to him thanks to his association with the Elzevir firm and friendship with Willem Blaeu. The second part of the work, “Descriptio regni Siam,” is a translation into Latin of J. Schouten's Beschrijvinge van de regeringe, macht, religie, coustuymen, traffijcquen, en andere remercquable saken, des koninghrycks Siam.
Both texts treat of religions, customs, political organization, society, and history. As a coda to the “Descriptio regni Siam,” pp. 225 to the end provide “Brevis informatio de diversis gentium religionibus,” including large sections on the religions of Africa and Asia (including China); a page on those of Mexico, Peru, and Chile; sections on ancient Greece and Rome; and pages on Russia, Armenia, and Islam.
The volume begins with an engraved title-leaf showing a royal audience chamber with many people kowtowing to the emperor, and, in another portion of the page, Asian scholars with a book and map.
Provenance: 19th-century Hungarian stamp on verso of title-page “Teleki Pal Gr Pribekfalva.”
Copinger, Elzevier, 4802; Willems 1095; Berghman 1927; Rahir 1109. Contemporary vellum, soiled. Title-leaf loose but present; lightly reattached. A very little old underlining in ink; a good copy. (35534)
First edition. Printed in double-column format in roman and italic, the volume begins with a large engraved coat of arms of the Count Duke Olivares on the title-page signed “I. de Courbes F[ecit]”; also by Courbes, opposite “fol. I,” is a large in-text engraved portrait of the author.
The prefatory matter includesepigrams by Manuel Barbosa, Francisco Bermudez de Pedraza, Ramón de Morales, and Michael Verdejo Carvajal.
Provenance: Gift inscription to Lic. Jose Maria Herrera from Ezequiel Montes, dated 13 August 1860.
Searches of WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 locate only two copies of vol. I in the U.S. and none of vol. II.
Palau 356893. On Vela, see: Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal, e Iberoamérica, fiche 996, frame 355. 19th-century full mottled calf, gilt spine; title-page with old repair away from text. Some sections age-toned. Occasional small areas of light waterstains. Worming in some margins, in a few instances with old repair; worming in text, but this remarkably between lines or columns and not costing any words. Over all, a very good copy. (34941)
This is a copy of the first edition. The cataloguers at the John Carter Brown Library note: “Two concurrent editions of this work exist: in the first the title page reads “S. Antonio de Padua”; in the other it reads “San Antonio de Padua.” Significant typographical, diacritical, and resetting differences, as well as a lack of printed errata on leaf  verso, 1st count, exist in the second edition.
(In 1995 Bill Reese & PRB&M partnered in acquiring a number of important colonial-era Mexican books and manuscrpts. Among them was a copy of this 1673 Vetancurt Nahuatl grammar, and PRB&M wrote the explanation of the work's importance that is used above. Because it is the joint property of the William Reese Company & PRB&M, you may see it used in either firm's catalogues and on-line listings, neither of us pilfering from the other.)
Provenance: Very earlymanuscript ownership inscription of Manuel Bardon in Nahuatl on title-page; slightly later ownership signture of Fray Alonso de Escamilla on the recto of the first leaf of the approval (i.e., aprobacion); later marcas de fuego of the Convento de San Francisco de Mexico on top and bottom edges.
Viñaza 204 (failing to note error in foliation, as do all bibliographies except Graff); Medina, Mexico, 1103; Newberry Library, Indian Linguistics in the Edward E. Ayer Collection, Nahuatl 237; García Icazbalceta, Lenguas, 80; H. de León-Portilla, Tepuztlahcuilolli, 2816; Sabin 99385; Pilling 4002. Graff 4475 (this copy; giving correct collation); Ugarte, Obras escritas en lenguas indigenas de Mexico, 422. On the marcas de fuego, see: Sala, Marcas de fuego, p. 7; and Catálogo Colectivo de Marcas de Fuego (BF 12053). On Vetancurt, see: Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal, e Iberoamérica, fiche 118, frames 17–36 and 73–74. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of leather ties, minor wear; black- and red-printed waste-paper endpapers from a roman breviary; minor dampstaining. Wear and some staining to the last four leaves. Overall a very good copy. (39462)
Willems is not fond of this book, saying of it “L'ouvrage est assez peu recherché, et n'a qu'une valeur médiocre.” Its “middling value” in his day may have been due to its typography: Daniel Elzevir had the book printed in the shop of the heirs of Jan Elzevir in Leyden. Our copy is attractive, however, and the work is certainly an important one that was read, loved, and cited in its day with enormous enthusiasm.
With a particularly engaging engraved title-page, and with woodcut ornamental initials and head- and tailpieces.
Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of Elizabeth Wade White (1906–1994), an American poet, activist in progressive causes, and author of The Life of Anne Bradstreet: The Tenth Muse. In 1938 she had a brief affair with Valentine Ackland (1906–69, born Mary Kathleen Macrory Ackland, the English modernist poet). In 1939 White met Evelyn Virginia Holahan (1905–85) who became her life partner. With White's pencil note “August 1929. Bought at the Hague for 22 guilders.”
Binding: 18th-century crushed green morocco, spine with raised bands and a red leather spine-label; covers and spine-compartments double-framed in gilt, the latter with center devices. Gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, silk marker.
Willems 1464; Copinger 4882; Goldsmiths'-Kress 01963. Binding as above, rubbed at joints (outside) and with spine rather attractively sunned to olive. Lacks the index leaves for De prodigiis; still, a text-complete handsome volume with a very interesting provenance. (39815)
The first volume contains exegesis of the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the second, commentary on the Acts and the epistles of Paul, Jacob, and Jude, with contributions from Wissowatius, Crellius, and Schlichtingius. The text, in Latin, printed in roman and italic, is punctuated with handsome woodcut initials, tailpieces, and woodcut devices on the sectional titles, as above.
Knijff & Visser, Bibliographia sociniana, 2009-2010 (for Bib. fratrum polonorum, see 2001–11); STCN/ Bock I 1017-18; NCE 13: 397–8 (Socinianism). For biographical notes on von Wolzogen and other protagonists of the movement, see Wallace: Antitrinitarian Biography. 19th-century mottled calf single-ruled in blind with gilt board edges; rebacked with gilt author, title, and tome to new red leather spine labels and blind stamps in other compartments. Edges/extremities rubbed with loss to leather and corners bumped; vol. II with cluster of wormholes to cover not reaching endpaper. One sectional title lacking in vol. I; title-page, portrait of Wolzogen, and six sectional title-pages lacking in vol. II, as above. Vol. I with one closed tear into text, two lower corners torn away, light crescent of marginal waterstaining to 50 or so late leaves; very minor worming in gutters of four leaves and marginal tear to final leaf in vol. II; each volume with moderate stain/soil marginally to leaves in some sections intermittently, and otherwise minor marginal foxing and a few other small stains only. Solid and imposing and important. (30615)
The famous double-page plate showing the felling of “The Royall Oake of Brittayne” at Cromwell's command is present in a good crisp impression, with its “Inspiratio Diabolica” just slightly shaved at the bottom.
Relations: ESTC R205117; Wing (rev.) W334A. Appendix: ESTC R233193; Wing (rev.) W321A. Anarchia: ESTC R27579; Wing (rev.) W317. High Court: ESTC R207365;Wing (rev.) W325. History, fourth part: ESTC R18043; Wing (rev.) M81B. Fourth part: Issued as part of Wing W324, “and possibly separately” as well according to ESTC. Contemporary calf, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons, sometime rebacked with first leaves tipped (back) in; spine with new gilt-stamped title, sides rubbed and abraded. Front free endpaper lacking. Front pastedown with old institutional bookplate and pencilled notations, title-page with faded rubber-stamp (and with author’s name added in an early hand), back pastedown and lower edges of closed book rubber-stamped. Two title-pages with one short tear from outer edge each, not touching text; title-page verso with shadows of pencilled numerals. Lower and outer margins trimmed closely, in some cases touching catchwords, signature marks, or shouldernotes. (20259)
Provenance: Lower margin of final advertisement leaf with two 17th-century inked ownership inscriptions: “Robt. Fotherby[?] Lincoln,” and “Thomas Coninghams Book.”
Wing (rev. ed.) W417; ESTC R39415. Recent plain grey paper–covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Title-page perforation-stamped, also chipped and torn, now neatly mounted; first dedication page with rubber-stamped and inked numerals in lower portion; no other such markings. Pages age-toned; first two leaves with lower inner margins stained, five leaves with upper outer portions crumpled, last two leaves with edges chipped and darkened, a few leaves towards back with sewing loosening. Final page with inked inscriptions as above. (31058)
The imprint is false, the ESTC noting, “from the typography, printed in England”; printed clandestinely.
Provenance: Bookplate of the Virtue and Cahill Library, Portsmouth, England.
Wing (rev.) W1809; ESTC R30193; McAlpin, III, 101; Clancy, English Catholic Books 1641-1700, 1064 on White, see: Dictionary of National Biography, LXI, 79–81. 19th-century plain brown calf with round spine and without raised bands, simple double-fillet frame on each cover; joints (outside) starting and paper open across hinges (inside) yet volume solid. Leather title-label on spine with a strip scraped away, possibly intentionally. Large, rather interesting library bookplate spanning front endpapers. (37089)
ESTC R200673; Wing (rev. ed.) W3533. Quarter red morocco with French-swirl marbled paper sides and gilt spine lettering; binding signed (with small rubber-stamp on verso of front free endpaper) by the Macdonald Company of New York. Leather of joints lightly rubbed in places. Text soiled/stained throughout; fore- and top margins of all leaves with repairs to areas of lost paper, not affecting sidenotes; in all, Good. (37988)
WorldCat, Copac, STCN, and NUC Pre-1956 do not find any locations of this Jansson-Waesberg edition; Palau does not list it.
Provenance: Front free endpapers each with early inked inscription mostly inked over, title-page verso with inked inscription “de los libros . . . D. Emanuel Lopez Forrecilla y dela Fuente.”
Not in STCN. See Palau 377674–377683 for other eds. Contemporary vellum over paste boards, spines with early hand-inked title; minor staining and back outer (yapp) edge of vol. I chipped, ties on both volumes still partially present. Pages age-toned with intermittent spotting; vol. I with light waterstaining to margins of some leaves and a few early inked corrections and marks of emphasis. Vol. II: Text block pulling away from spine, first few leaves separating, some leaves with worming in inner margins touching text without obscuring sense, one leaf with tear from outer margin extending into text without loss. All edges stained red, and both volumes with inscriptions as above. (29082)