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9 p.l., 17-565 (i.e. 567), [13] p.; front., 2 port., illus. (plan); 29 cm.
Topic: A defence of Laud against Prynne's Canterburies doome.
[4], 309 p., [1] folded leaf of plates: ill., maps, plans; 29 cm. Third edition dated 1627 published also. Signatures: A² B-Z⁶ 2A-2D⁶ (-2D6)
Topics: Middle East, Description and travel, Italy, Description and travel, Turkey, Description and travel.
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by Gioseffo Zarlino da Chioggia
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[1] blank leaf, [12], 347, [1] p. (the last p. blank) : illustrations music ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Music theory — Early works to 1800.
12 pages, ill., 488 pages, 20cm. "A Short Account of the Dominican History of Ethiopia. Composed by Father Lewis De Uuretta, a Dominican; and Printed at Valentia in the Year 1610.": p. 467-488.
Topics: Dominicans -- Ethiopia, Jesuits -- Missions, Catholic Church -- Missions -- Ethiopia, Catholic...
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2 v., plates: front. (v. 1, port.); 17 cm. Signature of former owner, John Dillingham, 1868, on front free end page.
Topics: Cervantes, Exemplary Tales, Spanish Tales and Literature
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by Charles Joseph Latrobe
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228 pages ; 20 cm.
Topic: Mexico — Description and travel.
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[376] pages ; 28 cm. (fol.). George Peabody Library, The Nora Family Collection of early Books
Topic: Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397 — Correspondence
i84 [i.e. 185], [1] leaves ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Latin language — Dictionaries — Early works to 1800, Latin language — Etymology, Latin...
121 pages; 18cm. "An edition of two hundred and fifty copies in this form and one of twenty-five copies on large paper were printed at the Merrymount press, Boston, in May, 1907."
Topics: Libraries, History of Libraries, Justus Lipsius
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Historia mundi naturalis C. Plinii Secundi: hoc est: amplissimum, lucidissimum, perspicacissimumque, nec non plane mirandum totius universi, rerumque naturalium speculum: in quo, de Deo, Coelo, Sideribus, Elementis, Igni, Aere, Terra, Mariq́ue: de Europa etiam, Asia, Aphrica, diuersisq́ue earum regionibus, Prouinciis, Insulis, nec non montibus, alpibus, promontoriis, sinubus maris, atq[ue] fluminibus: de homine quoque, eius generatione, prodigiosis partubus, animae praestantia, gentibusq́ue diuersis; de animalibus terrestribus, aquatilibus, diuitiis marinis, ut margaritis: de auibus, atque insectis: sic etiam de tam sylvestribus, quam frugiferis arboribus, de cultura agrorum, vitium, oliuarum, nec non de coeteris Cerealium generibus, frugumq[ue] prodigiis, de messe & vindemia: de multiplici in super variae ex variis crescentis naturae venis atq[ue] muneribus contra morbos varios medicinae obseruatione, de Magia, eiusq[ue] origine: adhaec de metallis, auro, argento, &c. de honore picturae, de Rom. pictoribus, lapidum natura, marmorumq[ue] in aedificiis luxuria: & similibus naturae stupendis documentis: praesentissimas, omnibus numeris, plenissimaq[ue] perfectione absolutissimas naturalium rerum imagines, sagacissima atque maximè stupenda naturae maiestas ceu in primo veritatis Archetypo contemplatur. In libros XXXVII. distributa, vivisque imaginibus illustrata, atque vero proprioq́ue naturae nitori labore impensisq́ue Sigismundi Feyerabenij hoc nouo, anteà minusq́ue visu ornatu fideliter atque integrè restituta. His breues eruditaeque in margine doctissimorum virorum castigationes: Sigismundi Gelenij quoq[ue] perspicuae atq[ue] perutiles animaduersiones accesserunt. Cum Indice rerum & verborum locuplecissimo.
Historia mundi naturalis C. Plinii Secundi: hoc est: amplissimum, lucidissimum, perspicacissimumque, nec non plane mirandum totius universi, rerumque naturalium speculum: in quo, de Deo, Coelo, Sideribus, Elementis, Igni, Aere, Terra, Mariq́ue: de Europa etiam, Asia, Aphrica, diuersisq́ue earum regionibus, Prouinciis, Insulis, nec non montibus, alpibus, promontoriis, sinubus maris, atq[ue] fluminibus: de homine quoque, eius generatione, prodigiosis partubus, animae praestantia, gentibusq́ue diuersis; de animalibus terrestribus, aquatilibus, diuitiis marinis, ut margaritis: de auibus, atque insectis: sic etiam de tam sylvestribus, quam frugiferis arboribus, de cultura agrorum, vitium, oliuarum, nec non de coeteris Cerealium generibus, frugumq[ue] prodigiis, de messe & vindemia: de multiplici in super variae ex variis crescentis naturae venis atq[ue] muneribus contra morbos varios medicinae obseruatione, de Magia, eiusq[ue] origine: adhaec de metallis, auro, argento, &c. de honore picturae, de Rom. pictoribus, lapidum natura, marmorumq[ue] in aedificiis luxuria: & similibus naturae stupendis documentis: praesentissimas, omnibus numeris, plenissimaq[ue] perfectione absolutissimas naturalium rerum imagines, sagacissima atque maximè stupenda naturae maiestas ceu in primo veritatis Archetypo contemplatur. In libros XXXVII. distributa, vivisque imaginibus illustrata, atque vero proprioq́ue naturae nitori labore impensisq́ue Sigismundi Feyerabenij hoc nouo, anteà minusq́ue visu ornatu fideliter atque integrè restituta. His breues eruditaeque in margine doctissimorum virorum castigationes: Sigismundi Gelenij quoq[ue] perspicuae atq[ue] perutiles animaduersiones accesserunt. Cum Indice rerum & verborum locuplecissimo.
by Pliny (the Elder)
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[1] blank leaf, [34] (7th and 8th blank), [2] (blank), 528, [234] p., [1] (blank) leaf: ill. (woodcuts), map ; c| 37 cm. Errors in pagination: 280, 494 wrongly numbered 180, 449.  Colophon, Z4 (2d group) recto: "Francoforti ad Moenum ex officina Martini Lechleri impensis Sigismundi Feyerabendij. M. D. LXXXII."  The text dates of 77 C.E. and is one of the earliest encyclopedias. It is printed in 36 books, book 1 being the summary of the remaining 36 books. It is especially valuable...
Topics: Historia mundi naturalis, Pliny the Elder, Hans Weiditz, Jost Amman, Hans Burgkmair, Martin...
16 pages; 25cm. Title on additional title page: Specolazione fisica sopra l'effigie dell'eclissi del sole naturalmente improntata su d'un uovo di gallina nato in Borgosesia, Diocesi di Novara, nel di dell'eclissi visibile del sole de' XXV. di Luglio di quest' anno MDCCXLVIII. Statement of responsiblity on additional title page: Scritta in risposta al molto illustre e molto rev. sign. osservandiss il sign. D. Giuseppe Mattia Bocciolone preposto di Borgosesia, e Vicario Foraneo ec. da Sebastiano...
Topics: Solar Eclipses, Eggs, curiosties
2 volumes in one: [1] blank leaf, [16], 138, [4], 120 pages, [46] leaves of plates, [1] blank leaf : b| illustrations, plates (some folded) ; 24cm. "Catalogus Rariorum" has separate paging and title page: "Museum anatomicum Ruyschianum. Sive Catalogus rariorum. Quae in Authoris aedibus asservantur; adornatus ab eodem Frederico Ruysch, M. D. Anatomes, Chirurg. ac Botanices Professore Amstelod. Adduntur Variae Illustrationes, ut & Icones aeneae." Second part includes...
Topics: Anatomical specimes, Museums, Anatomical pathology
[1] blank leaf, [4] preliminary leaves, 331, [27] pages, 1, [1 blank] leaves :illustrations ;22 cm. Engravings: elevation of the library's fac?ade with caption "Sixtus V. Pont. Max. Bibliothecam aedificavit porticus coniunxit An. MD LXXXVIII"; various alphabets and inscriptions. Printed annotations and indices. Vellum, ms. spine title and ornaments. Four crossed ex libris and signatures on t.p. Later pencil marginalia.
Topics: Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, Libraries, History, Councils and synods, Libraries, History
[18], 56, [14] leaves ; 15 cm.
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by Baron Munchausen; Gustave Doré
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216 pages; New and revised edition; Third edition
Topics: Baron von Munchausen, Marvellous Travels, Fiction
8vo; [32] pages; 16cm. Very rare anonymous popular edition of a work with encyclopaedic ambition, containing an overview of history and a guide to Italian cities. This first part is an abbreviated world chronicle in which the modern history of Italy occupies a disproportionate place. Two and a half pages bring the reader from the Flood through the birth of Christ; a short geographical overview of Italy, "regione di tutte l'altre piu celeberrima," introduces an historical description...
Topic: World History, pre-1800, Italian history, History of science and inventions
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4to: [88], 186, xii, [2] p.; 21cm. Engraved title page signed: I. de Courbes.
Topic: Geography, Latin America, Orient, Bibliography, Libraries
4 p. ?., 79 numb. ?. 32 illus. (incl. 3 maps); 21 cm.
Topics: Barentsz, Willem (1550-1597), Northeast Passage, Parisio, Giovan Giunio.
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[95], [1] blank leaves; 16 cm. George Peabody Library copy: a| Cum annotationibus: Adeline Early Annotated Books Collection. Bound with other title, Familiarium Colloquiorum formulae, per D. Erasmum Roterod. non tantum ad linguam puerilem expoliendam utiles, verum etiam ad vitam instituendam Bound in contemp. half pigskin over wooden boards, stamped, clasp, red central medallion with arms (cross) and "Creuzlingen Colleg. Can. Reg." Many ms. notes.
Topics: Latin Language, Ancient Rhetoric, Annotations
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126 pages: illustrations (woodcuts); 22cm.  Translation by Joannes Hispalensis of: Al-Mudkhal al-kabīr ilā ʻilm aḥkām al-nujūm.  Colophon: Opus ītroductorij i astronomiā Albumasaris abalachi explicit felicit. Venetijs: mandato z expensis Melchionis Sessa: Per Jacobum pentium Leucensez. Anno d ai. 1506. Die. 5. Septembris. Regnante inclyto domino Leonardo Lauredano Venetiarum Principe.
Topics: Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Arab, Astronomy, Astronomy, Arab
[8], 286, [25] p. : b| ill. ; 17 cm.
4to: [8], 330, 327-365, 363-365, [25] p. :ill., maps ;20 cm. First edition. Woodcut vignette on t.p. by Jost Amman representing "The Fall." Page 237 incorrectly printed as 225. Nos. 327-330 and 363-365 repeated in pagination. Text is a translation of the indices of the German edition of G. Braun and F. Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum (1586). "Romanus had made the translation originally for his private use; by chance it came into the hands of the publisher N. Bassaeus of...
136 p. front. plates. fold. map. ; 23 cm.
Topics: Overland journeys to the Pacific, Indians of North America, West (U.S.) Description and travel.
302 p., plates, ill., facsim., port.; 20 cm.
Topics: Spiritualism, theosophy
[126] leaves (the last blank); 30 cm. (fol.). Signatures: a-p⁸ q⁶. Guldenschaff, Johann, active 1477-1490; Pennington, Hall Pleasants, 1889-1942, former owner; Kloss, Georg Franz Burkhard, 1787-1854, former owner; St. Pantaleon (Church : Cologne, Germany), former owner.
Topics: Christian Ethics, Monastic and Religious Life
[1] blank leaf, [15], 300, [12] pages, [1] blank leaf; 19 cm. (4to). Translation of: Tableaux sacrez des figures mystiques du tres-auguste sacrifice et sacrament de l'Eucharistie. C.A. = Christopher Anderton? Charles Apsley? C.A. = Christopher Anderton? Charles Apsley? Place of publication and publisher suggested by STC. Signatures: [paragraph]⁴A-2R⁴. Printer's device on title page. Head-pieces, engraved initials. Includes a thirty-one lines errata list "Faults escaped.": p. [12]...
Topics: Lord's Supper, Catholic Church, Typology (Theology), France, Douai
[2] blank leaves, [28], 603, [1] (blank) p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm. Purchased with funds from the a| Douglas Huntley Gordon Endowed Book Fund, 2014. Text the same as 1582 edition. Brown calf, gilt, tooled spine. Ms. bibl. note on 1st blank.
Topics: The Decameron, Italian Literature, The Plague, Storytelling
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by Pinelli, Bartolomeo
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50 plates. 26 x 36 1/2cm.
Topic: Clothing and dress in art, Costume — Italy — Pictorial works.
Source: folio
2 p. l., 207 p.; illus.; 31 cm.
Topics: Russia, social customes, Russian politics and society, Caricature
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by Zajączek, Józef
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xij, 291 pages ; 22 cm.
Topic: Poland — History — Revolution of 1794 — Personal narratives, Poland — History —...
5 p. l., 308 p., plates: incl. port., map., fold. Map; 29 cm.
Topics: China, history, customs, description and travel, China, Catholic Church
63, 24 p.; 20 cm.
Topics: Royal touch, Scrofula, Medicine, magic, mystic, and spagiric
216 pages, [1] leaf of plates : 1 illustrations(engraving) ; 18 cm. Signatures: A-S⁶. Printer's monogram device on t.p. (initials T and A). Frontispice. Signed on p.211: "Amyntor", i.e. Jeremy Belknap. (Cf. ESTC). Two states of the frontispiece noted in BAL. In the first (BAL 1), which is unsigned, the block in the lower left corner reads "£ 150,000000." In the second (BAL 2), signed "Seymour de. sc.", the block in the lower corner reads"£ 200...
Topics: International relations, John Bull (Symbolic character), United States - History - Revolution,...
99, [1] p. ; 23 cm.
Topic: Mnemonics, Chronology.
4to: [3], 4-40 p : ill. (engravings) ; 23 cm. Also known as: Quod Deus bene vertat Bibliothecam magnifici. Amplissimi. Qve senatvs. Lipsiensis ex. Decreto. Eivs bonae. Menti iam dedicandam. Atqve. Aperiendam. Woodcut engravings: a head-piece showing the entrance of the library, a historiated initial showing a bookcase, and a tail-piece showing curiosities. Book celebrating the opening of the Leipzig State Library, now Stadtbibliothek. It highlights treasures: Eliot's Indian Bible, an...
Topics: Leipzig State Library, Leipziger Stadtbibliothek, Libraries, Germany, 18th Century, Former owner:...
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by Paradin, Claude
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261, [1]p.: illustrations; 18cm. Bookbinding specimens: Trautz Bauzonnet; Bookplate: Ex Musaeo Huthii
Topics: Devices, Heraldry, Emblems
130 p., 1 l., [8] p.: (music) 8 col. pl., double map. 26 cm.
Topics: Mexico, Description, Politics, Customs, Indigeneous populations
235 p.; illus.; 31 cm. With this is bound: Gründlicher bericht ... der bewerten rossärtzney ... Durch Johann Fayser den jüngen vo Arbstein.
Topics: Horsemanship, Knights, Bridles
[16], 306 p. ; 17 cm. (8vo). Translation of: Apologie pour tous les grands personnages qui ont esté faussement soupçonnez de magie, originally published: A Paris : Chez Frano̧is Targa ..., 1625. Cf. Duveen, D.I. Alchemica et chemica, 423.
Topic: Magic, history
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni
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[1525?] [1 blank,] 107, [1], [1 blank] leaves ; 17 cm (8vo)
Topic: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375. Fiammetta, Italian literature — History and criticism — Early...
338 pages, 264, [10] p. illustrations 16 1/2cm.
Topic: English language Old English, ca. 450-1100, Great Britain History Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
3 pages., [10], 195, [1] p. 29 cm.
Topic: Bible. N.T. Commentaries. Bible. N.T. Chronology.
24 pages 30 colored pl., tables. 22 cm.
Topic: Forests and forestry — Measurement. Lumber.
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Topics: Spain, Moriscos, Expulsion of Moors
[4], vi, 205, [3], 16 p. ; 25 x 18 cm. (4to). Signatures: pi1 [A]⁴ B-2D⁴ ²A-B⁴. (from t. p.) ... Containing, I.A narrative of the trials, condemnations, executions, and behaviour of the several criminals, at the gallows and stake, with their speeches and confessions; with notes, observations and reflections occasionally interspersed throughout the whole. II. An appendix, wherein is set forth some additional evidence concerning the said conspiracy and conspirators, which has come to light...
Topics: New York, history, Slavery, revolt, Abolition
2 volume(s). 20 cm.
Topics: Folklore -- Ireland, Folklore, Ireland
71, [1] p. ; 15 cm. (12mo). Signatures: A-F⁶. Publisher's advertisements: p. [1] at end. Second American edition.
Topics: Mountain Life, fiction, Alps, didactic fiction
[1], 31 leaves of plates: all ill. (engravings); 33 cm (fol.). Previously issued 1583; cf. BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, p. 185. "The second state of [the t.p.], with the 'III' in the date changed to 'V, ' privilege note added and Grassi's imprint added at the foot"--Mortimer. Title page (title within architectural border) and 31 engraved reproductions of the frescoes of Circignani (called Il Pomarancio) in S. Stefano Rotondo, Rome; latter numbered in plate 1-31, with engraved captions...
Topics: Santo Stefano Rotondo (Church : Rome, Italy), Pictorial works, Christian martyrs in art, Torture in...
2nd ed., cor. 1 pages 1., 339p, [9] p. front. (port) 21 cm.
Topics: Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Authors, Irish, Authors, Irish -- 18th...
[2], viii, [2], 9-274 p., [6] leaves of plates : b| ill. (engravings); 23 cm (8vo). Signatures: pi1 A⁴ chi1 B-2L⁴ 2M1.This edition not in: Summers, M. Gothic bib.; cf. p. 459. The preface is dated: Paris, June, 1795. ESTC gives place of publication as "London?" Printed in Paris, probably at the English Press of John Hurford Stone; see Stern, M.B. English Press in Paris and its successors, 1793-1852 (PBSA 74 (1980): 307-359), p. 315. "First edition"--Gumuchian. Plates...
Topics: Friendship, Charity, Slavery, Love Stories, Mauritius
[8], 73, [3] leaves ; 19 cm. (8vo). Errata: leaf K4v.
Topics: Magic, Demonology, Witchcraft
iv, 338 pages; 22cm.
Topics: Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, John Bowle, Spanish Literature, history and criticism
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4to: [2], 79, [3] leaves: chiefly illustrations; 22 cm. First edition. Title within architectural border depicting significant members of the Society of Jesus. ach leaf printed on one side; text within double-ruled border beneath each engraved illustration. Consists of 81 copper engravings (including title page and frontispiece)--attributed either to Jean Baptiste Barbe? or Cornelis Galle, the elder. Nineteen drawings for the engravings have been identified as the work of Peter Paul Rubens. Cf....
Topics: Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556 -- Portraits, Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556, Jesuits...
4to: 2 pts. In 1 volume; vellum; 20cm
Topics: Spain, history, Language, Cantabria
8vo: [8], 172 leaves, [2] folded leaves of plates: illustrations 9woodcuts); 18cm. "De geometricis mensurationibus rerum ": leaves 152-172. Imperfect: 1 foldout woodcut lacking. Bound in full leather, gilt, with gauffred edges.
Topic: astrolabes, mathematical instruments, surveying
iv, 132 p. 23 cm.
Topics: Spanish History, Charles V, 1788-1808, Sodoy Álverez de Faria Rios Sánchez y Zarzosa Manuel...
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by Casaubon, Meric
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[4], 188, [6] p.; 18 cm. (4to)
Topic: Manners and Customs
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xi, 254 pages 2 fold. maps (incl. front.) 24 cm.
Topic: Germany — History — To 1517.
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4to: 22, [2 blank] pages; 20cm
Topic: Théodore de Bèze, Johan, Biblical allegory, Neo-Latin poetry
[2], 39, [1], 494, [26] p.; 16 cm. (8to). Translation of: Istorie fiorentine. Translated by J. Turler. "Catruccii Castracani Luccensis vita": p. 465-494. Signatures: a-b⁸ A-2I⁸ 2K⁴. Imperfect: p. 485-486 mutilated.
Topic: Florence, Italy, History
[3], 78 p.: illus., port.; 21 cm.
Topic: Piccolomini, Francesco, biography
243, [9] p. 18 cm.
Topics: Quotations, Commonplaces: Moral maxims
23 pages, 8 plates; 29 x 24cm.
Topics: Hand-railing, Architecture, Ornaments
2 p. l., [3]-40 p. 43 pl. 14 x 24 cm.
Topics: Furniture, Cabinetry, Woodworking, Linear Perspective
3 parts in 1; 18 cm; 5th edition. Each part has separate title page
Topics: Seneca, Stoic writings, English Translation
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iv, 118 pages 8 pl. ; 22 cm.
Topic: Siegfried (Legendary character), Germanic peoples — Folklore
[44], 27, [1] p. ; 29 cm. Dedication signed: Will. Atwood. Page [44] at front and p. [28] at end blank. Page 25 at end misnumbered 19. Marginal notes. Spine title: Wonderful predictions.
Topics: Great Britain History Prophecies, France History Prophecies, Rome History Prophecies, Great Britain...
107 p.: front. (port.); 15 cm.
Topics: Martin, Maria, 1779-, Slaves -- Algeria -- Biography, Slaves, Travel, Algeria -- Description and...
1 p.l., 309 p. ; (8mo).
Topics: Klopstock, biography, Letters, German Literature
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by Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St. Aubin, comtesse de, afterwards marquise de Sillery
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2 v. in 1.; 20 cm. 1st American ed. rev., with additional notes
Topics: France, Court and Courtiers, Louis XIII, 1610-1643
60 pages: illustrations (woodcuts); 22 cm. Cum annotationibus: Adeline Early Annotated Books Collection, George Peabody Library.  Contents: D. Ioannis Huernii apud ultraiectenses medici, ad candidum lectorem praefatio -- Tractatus D. Thomae de Aquino ordinis Praedictorum, de lapide Philosophico, & primò de Corporibus supercoelestibus -- Tractatus D. Thomae de Aquino datus fratri Reinaldo, in arte Alchimiae -- Liber lucis Ioannis de Rupescissa fratris ordinum Minorum -- Clavicula Raymundi...
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247 pages illustrations 15 x 20 cm.
Topic: Emblems — Early works to 1800, Love in art
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by Theti, Carlo
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30 leaves : ill. ; 22 cm. (4to). Dedicated to Maximilian II. First edition, Later editions issued under title: Discorsi delle fortificationi. Signatures: A-F⁴, G⁶.
Topics: Fortification, Military history, Mathematics
45 [3] p. 21 x 15cm. Dated and signed (p. 34): Panzacola 12. de mayo de 1781.--Bernardo de Galvez. "This tract, without date or place, was apparently printed at madrid, about this time [1781]" -- O. Rich. bibl. Amer. nova, v. 1, 1846, p. 3000. Other authorities suppose it to have been printed at havana or at Seville. cf. Brit. mus. cat.; P. vindel, Catalogo ilustr., no. 14, 1903, p. 212; C. Leclerc. Bibl. amer., 1878, p. 663. Appended: articulos de capitulacion (p. 35-45 Relacion de...
Topic: Pensacola (Fla.) History Capture, 1781
110 p., 62 leaves of plates (some folded): col. ill.; 24 x 29 cm.
Topics: Tournaments, Medieval, Chivalry, Knights and Knighthood
Source: folio