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GEREFORMEERDE DYCK - RECHTEN VAN THIELRE ENDE BOMMELRE - WEERDEN, Anonymous
1 Anonymous GEREFORMEERDE DYCK - RECHTEN VAN THIELRE ENDE BOMMELRE - WEERDEN
Arnhem By Die Weduwe Van Joh: Frederick Hagen 1683 Hardcover Very Good 4to 
100 pages; Small 4to: Unpaginated -- 50 leaves. At the end, there is a separately paginated appendix -- "Contract Over het opmaaken van doorgebrooke Dihken in Boemelerweerd, waervan mentie word gemaekt Cap. XVI. Van de Gereformeerde Dihkrechten ..." 7 & [1, blank] pp. Uncut, in contemporary pattern-printed paper covered boards, backed with dark red sheep. The spine is rubbed (much color is lost) -- and the main text is printed on paper which shows considerable browning throughout. (The 8-page appendix at the end is not affected by this browning) . A scarce book about the laws concerning dykes and their consequences. There is a small slip of paper with a single word pasted over another word on the bottom line of the recto of K1.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ManassŠ Oratio, EsdrŠ Lib. III & IV, BIBLE [Clementine Vulgate, Apocrypha]
2 BIBLE [Clementine Vulgate, Apocrypha] ManassŠ Oratio, EsdrŠ Lib. III & IV
ColoniŠ AgrippinŠ [Cologne, Germany] Sumptibus Balthasaris ab Egmond & Sociorum 1670 Hardcover Very Good+ 24mo 
81, [119] pages; Contemporary full polished tan calf, with five raised bands on the spine, there is a red morocco label lettered in gilt "BIBLIA SACR" in the second panel. The central panel directly under the label has gilt tooling directly stamped, reading: "T. 5." (sic, for "6"). The other panels have elaborate gilt floral tooling, the covers are framed with a single rule fin gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. With a superb engraved armorial bookplate mounted to the front free endpaper -- (a nine-point coronet surmounting a pear-shaped shield which contains a loop of rope surrounded by three stars and a crescent moon at the top. This excellent plate has no name, no date, and no identification of engraver). The binding is entirely consistent with the period of this 1670 book. The fine bookplate is in the Rococo style often denoted Louis XIV, with no straight lines, an elegantly curved pear-form to the heraldic shield, and even the coronet atop the shield is at a slightly jaunty angle. This plate, while unidentified, is worth further study. In all, a wonderful copy beautifullly preserved, of the final volume of a miniature edition of the Sixto-Clementine Vulgate Latin version of the Bible ('Biblia Sacra VulgatŠ Editionis Sixti Quinti Pontificis Maximi iussu recognita atque edita' . This edition resembles, but is slightly larger than, the miniature edition published at Cologne in 1638-1639. Our volume is the final volume in the 1670 miniature set; these three Biblical texts form an appropriate end to the set, as Clement VIII removed 3 and 4 Esdras and the Prayer of Manasses from the Old Testament and placed them as Apocrypha into an appendix following the New Testament -- "ne prorsus interirent" ("lest they utterly perish"). The first text, the "Prayer of Manasses" is brief -- 15 verses of the penitential prayer of king Manasseh of Judah; (occupying page 3 and half of page 4, only). "3 Esdras" -- (called 1 Esdras in the King James Bible) was extensively quoted by early Christian authors and it ws given a place in Origen's Hexapla. While it was not included in early canons of the Western Church, it remains part of the Eastern Orthodox canon. "4 Esdras" is considered one of the gems of Jewish apocalyptic literature. It is canonical only in the Orthodox Slavonic Bible, (and a portion is part of the canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church). Like 3 Esdras, it is widely cited by early church Fathers, particularly Ambrose of Milan. Its verses provided sources for several liturgical prayers, and may have suggested the text of the Introitus of the traditional Catholic Requiem Mass -- "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them." These three texts, preserved by Clement VIII are followed by an unpaginated index to the Biblical texts ("cum indice Bibliorum triplici" -- specifically, "Index Testimoniorvm a Christo et Apostolis in novo Testamento"; "Hebraicorvm, ChaldŠorvm, GrŠcorvmqve Nominum interpretatio"; and "Index Biblicvs."). See Darlow & Moule, no. 6239. Indeed, the Bible Society copy deposited in Cambridge University is the only complete set I can find recorded of the full six volumes of this 1670 set. The Cambridge/Bible Society set is carefully described by an excellent catalogue entry (available online with a Newton search) which makes clear that our volume VI is the only one of the set not to have an additional, engraved title-page before the text, (running title: "Pentateuchum Moysi"). The other distinction is that this final volume is the only one to omit the Parisian portion of the imprint found in the other volumes ("Parisiis : VŠneunt apud Fr. Leonard"). [See OCLC Number: 265388382; Univ. Cambridge, & Catholic Univ. of America (but note that Catholic Univ. has only volume one). There are copies of volume VI (like ours, unaccompanied by others of the set of six) at: Cleveland Public Library; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen; Biblioteca Diocesana Tridentina "A. Rosmini" [Trento, Italy]; and the BibliothŔque Mazarine, Paris. A rare and fascinating appendix to the fine miniature set of the Sixtus-Clementine Vulgate -- which has elegantly encouraged owners for three and a half centuries to fulfill Clement VIII's wish that these books not "utterly perish." 
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Lexicon geographicum in quo universi orbis oppida, urbes, regiones, prouinciŠ, regna, emporia, academiŠ, metropoles, fontes, flumina, & maria antiquis recentibusque nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur : in dvas partes divisvm Lexici Geographici Pars altera, In quanova nomina locorum veteribus praeponuntur. Londini, Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, MDCLVII, Ferrarius, Philippus [1551-1626]
3 Ferrarius, Philippus [1551-1626] Lexicon geographicum in quo universi orbis oppida, urbes, regiones, prouinciŠ, regna, emporia, academiŠ, metropoles, fontes, flumina, & maria antiquis recentibusque nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur : in dvas partes divisvm Lexici Geographici Pars altera, In quanova nomina locorum veteribus praeponuntur. Londini, Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, MDCLVII
London (& Paris) et veneunt Parisiis, apud Fredericum Leonard, 1665. 1665 & 1657 Full Leather Good+ Folio 13" - 23" tall 
[24], 552, [24] p. pages; Lexicon Geographicum, in quo Universi Orbis Oppida, Urbes, Regiones, Provinciae, Regna ... Antiquis Recentibusque Nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur ... Authore Fr. Philippo Ferrario ... Editio nova ... Adnectitur Tabula Longitudinis ac Latitudinis Urbium & Oppidorum per totum terrarum Orbem, ex ejusdem Philippi Ferrarii Epitome Geographica desumpta. Londini : et veneunt Parisiis, apud Fredericum Leonard, 1665. Contemporary full leather, (suede, or reversed calf), six raised bands on the spine, edges of the text decoratively sprinkled red. This binding shows considerable rubbing and scuffing, with most of the decorative stamping eroded from the spine (the author and title are stamped in gilt directly in the second panel, and this is now just legible), with rubbing and loss along portions of the hinges (particularly the rear), the lower headband is partly missing, and there are several scrapes and two loose strips of leather on the rear cover. Internally some scattered foxing and a small Jesuit library stamp no the title page (no other marks). A sound copy, complete. This is a geographical dictionary by Filippo Ferrari, who taught mathematics and astronomy at the University of Pavia. He published an early version of this major work in 1605 [Epitome Geographicum] but the full text was not published until the year after his death, in 1627 - [ Mediolani [Milan]: Apud I.I. Comum, 1627]. This particular edition was prepared in England by William Dillingham (1617?-1689), master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The first part of the text appears to be a reissue of the edition printed in London by Roger Daniel in 1657. There are separate title pages to part 2 (Lexici Geographici Pars altera) and the table of longitudes (Adnectitur Tabula Longitudinis ac Latitudinis Urbium & Oppidorum per totum terrarum Orbem). Both of these have the London imprint of Roger Daniel, 1557. The mention of London on the title page of this (partial?) 1665 edition is enough to earn a citation in Wing F 815 (British Library copy only). That British Library copy is the basis of a digital reproduction (see Yale, National Library of Australia, etc.) In the description accompanying this, it is stated that the BL copy is "Imperfect: tightly bound, stained and faded with slight loss of print." Our copy is nicer, (with two leaves showing a paper flaw at the top margin which does not affect the text block -- Fff 2&3). It is interesting that the collation of the first part in this 1665 version is identical to the 1657 edition produced by Daniel in London (right down to the mistaken duplication of the page numbers 150-1 on two consecutive pairs of pages). This was necessary to match up with the stock of Daniel's 1657 originial "Pars altera" which has pagination and signature marks continuous with the first part). In all, a sound and complete copy of a scarce geographical lexicon, in its original binding (which is worn, but quite serviceable). Roger Daniel is better known as a printer in Cambridge, but he certainly worked in London as well (where he is known to have printed a portion of the Shakespeare Third Folio). Collation: *4, **4, A-3Z4, &c.6, A-C4 - [C4 is blank]. [24], 552 ("150-1" repeated), [24, "Tabula Longitudinis"] & [2, blank] pp. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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DE PRIMA SCRIBENDI ORIGINE ET UNIVERSA REI LITERARIAE ANTIQUITATE ..., Hugo, Hermannus
4 Hugo, Hermannus DE PRIMA SCRIBENDI ORIGINE ET UNIVERSA REI LITERARIAE ANTIQUITATE ...
Antwerp Ex Officina Plantiniana 1617 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
227 pages; Secure in later patterned-paper covered boards. First edition of this first history of writing and the work of the scribe -- bound with two other contemporary tracts. OCLC: 17838634 Herman Hugo (1588 ľ 1629) was a Jesuit priest, writer and military chaplain. In addition to this primary work on the history of writing and scribes, he wrote a spiritual emblem book which was extremely popular. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CODEX JURIS ALEMANNICI FEUDALIS ..., Schilter, Johann
5 Schilter, Johann CODEX JURIS ALEMANNICI FEUDALIS ...
Argentorati (Strassburg) Joh. Friderici Spoor 1696 Hardcover Very Good 4to 
Small 4to. (7-5/8" x 5-3/4") . 14 preliminary leaves, an inserted leaf (engraved: "Alphabetum Anglo-Saxonicum") -- 221 ff. ("Das Rehte lehenbuch das zu Nuerenberg wwart gemaht" -- this section is arranged with the medieval German text on the left-hand side, versos, facing Schilter's Latin translation, rectos) -- Following this bilingual text is a 5-1/2 pp. Index (printed in double-columns, with headings in both old German and Latin) ; Next -- is a text: "Jus Feudale Saxonicum. Ab Epkowe de Repkaw..." 56 pp. Next follows Johann Schilter's commentary (in Latin) on German Feudal Law -- 658 pp. (This long section also includes a supplement, and several short dissertations on specific related subjects) -- The volume concludes with an unpaginated "Index Rerum et Verborum" [20] pp. The binding is contemporary -- half tan sheep over sprinkled paper-covered boards, raised bands, dark red spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. There is an excellent engraved pictorial bookplate mounted to the front paste-down -- with an identification in old ink MSS of Georgius Albertus Steinheil... And a corroborating ink owner's inscription on the title page. There is some minor rubbing to the spine, and to the corners -- but generally this in excellent condition. The author is known for a compilation of documents of Feudal German history and literature -- "Thesaurus Antiquitatum Teutonicarum..." published in Ulm in 1727-8 (see Brunet V: 202) -- which has shown up a couple of times at auction in the last 25 years -- but this earlier work strictly on Feudal and Medieval law appears to be quite rare. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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