Provenance: Title-page with early inked inscription: “Phill Wenman”; first page of “The Life of Godfrey of Boulogne” with early inked inscription: “Phi. Wenman his Booke.” Frontispiece verso, title-page, and one other page rubber-stamped by the Holbrook Library of the Pacific School of Religion (properly deaccessioned).
Evidence of readership: Intermittent, generally unobtrusive early inked marginal brackets and marks of emphasis, with one annotation reading simply “Milton” (at “Swift from my selfe I run, my selfe I feare, / Yet still my hell within my selfe I beare”).
ESTC S117570; Graesse, VI, 35; NCBEL, I, 1103; STC (rev. ed.) 23699. Contemporary mottled calf framed in double blind fillets, rebacked with plain calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-ruled raised bands; sides predictably acid-pitted. Frontispiece cut down and mounted on contemporary fly-leaf. Institutional rubber-stamps as above, title-page recto with stamped numeral; pp. 81/82 excised and replaced in facsimile. Pages with light age-toning and cockling, occasional small smudges or spots; a few corners bumped. One leaf with tear from upper outer corner, not extending into text; four final leaves with closed tear in inner margin and small hole in text, affecting one to two letters of six lines of text without obscuring sense. A solid copy with appreciable history. (36790)
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)
Provenance: A note to a Mr. Ancilla written in an early hand has been tucked into the text. Several editions of Flori's translation are listed on OCLC and in the NUC, butnone are held by American institutions.
DeBacker-Sommervogel, III, 807 (for three other editions but not this one). Stiff vellum, title inked on spine, all edges a faded speckled red; rubbed with a few spots, small amount of wormtracking to front pastedown and front fly-leaf lacking, evidence of onetime ties; one gathering bound out of order, text complete. Four leaves with old marginal repairs (two touching notes), a few more with uneven edges, a missing corner; a short tear, spots of ink or “other” (with gall of ink in earliest marginal instances taking small bits of underlying paper). Light to moderate age-toning. A classic instance of “transmission of text” across generational, international, and “religious orderly” lines. (36922)
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)
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)
The work is from the press of one of Mexico's famed “widow printers,” Paula Benavides, the widow of Bernardo Calderon.
Provenance: Undated (late 17th- or early 18th-century) ownership inscription of the Convent of San Antonio of Queretaro on the verso of the title-page, faded. Partial marca de fuego on top edge, undeciphered because it is so partial.
Via NUC and WorldCat we locate only two copies in U.S. libraries, but we know of a third. Searches of COPAC, CCPB, and the OPAC of the Spanish National Library find no copies in Britain or Spain. The OPAC of the Mexican national library on the other hand, shows seven copies held there.
Andrade 751; Medina, Mexico, 1238. Contemporary limp vellum, no evidence of ties; rear cover with brown staining and piece of rear pastedown excised, with vellum a little small for the text block. Faint and sometimes noticeable waterstain in lower corner of some leaves. (34770)
17th-century Mexican imprints are ever increasingly difficult to find, and those produced in Puebla (as opposed to Mexico City) are the most difficult of all. This important treatise isonly the second complete copy we have had in our stock in more than 30 years of dealing in Mexicana.
Curiously, there are two issues of this sole edition. After the work was printed but before all copies were sold or distributed, a two-leaf insert was printed that begins “Copia de carta escrita por . . . Don Fray Francisco Nunez obispo de Chiapa” and concerns idolatry in the Yucatan. Some few copies (e.g., those at Library of Congress and New York Public) have these added two leaves. Medina did not know of them and they are not present in the copies at the John Carter Brown, the Bancroft, Tulane, or Beinecke Libraries. Offered here isa complete copy of the first issue, i.e., without the later added letter.
Provenance: Marca de fuego on closed bottom edges of the Hospital de Convalecientes de Nuestra Señora Belén de Puebla.
Medina, Puebla, 153; Sabin 99693; Palau 368931; Viñaza 232; León-Portilla, Tepuztlahcuilolli, 2827; Ugarte, Lenguas indigenas de Mexico, 427; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 4038; García Icazbalceta, Lenguas, 164. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking the ties, modern lettering in ink (old style) on spine; binding a little small for the textblock. Worming at inner margins, occasionally into text, touching and occasionally costing letters but no whole words; waterstaining sometimes barely noticeable, other times like a tea stain. We'd rate it good++. Complete, with the sometimes missing full-page woodcut of the Cruxifixion. (34384)
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)
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)