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The ELZEVIR FAMILY operated active presses in Leyden, The Hague, Utrecht, and Amsterdam from 1585 to 1712, with their greatest, most characteristic work being done across the heart of the 17th century — roughly 1630–65.  The great WING BIBLIOGRAPHY of books printed in Great Britain and British America, and English-language books printed in other countries, covers the years 1641–1700.
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A Medieval Legal Landmark *WITH*1618's Working Updates
(A LAWYER'S RESOURCE).  Great Britain.  Laws, statutes, etc.Magna Carta.  Magna charta [i.e., Magna carta], cum statutis, tum antiquis, tûm recentibus, maximopere animo tenendis, iam nouiter excusa, & summa diligentia emendata & correcta. Cui adiecta sunt nonnulla statuta, nunc demum tipis aedita. London: Pr. [by Adam Islip] for the Companie of Stationers, 1618. 8vo (13.3 cm, 5.25"). [6], 258, [1] ff. (pagination skips 15 and repeats 17, text and signatures uninterrupted).
[SOLD]
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“D–G” section of this
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The Last of the 17th-Century Editions ofSIDNEY
(A Lovely “ARCADIA”).  Sidney, Philip.  The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. London: George Calvert, 1674. Folio (29 cm, 11.4"). Frontis., [32], 576, 541–564, 601–624, [26] pp. (pagination erratic).
$1150.00
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“Q–S” section of this
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Illustrated EarlyFrisian History16 Engraved Portraits
(A Pleasure {Especially!} for Its Portraits).  Schotanus, Christianus.  De geschiedenissen kerckelyck ende wereldtlyck van Friesland Oost ende West; beginnende van d'eerste Geheuchenis ende vol-trocken tot op het Iaar na Christi Geboorte MDLXXXIII [i.e., 1583 but in error for MDLXXXIV]. Franeker: Ian Boudewyns Wellens, 1658. Folio (32 cm, 12.5"). [34], 929 (i.e., 931), [25 (index)], 148 pp.; 17 plts.
$2500.00
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Biographies Galore
Adam, Melchior.  Vitae Germanorum theologorum, qui superiori seculo, ecclesiam Christi voce scriptisque propagarunt et propugnarunt congestæ & ad annum usque MDCXVIII [i.e., 1618]. Francofurti: Sumptibus Jonae Rosae viduae, 1653. 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). [16] ff., 880 pp., [16] ff. [bound with, as issued, by the same author] Decades duae continentes vitas theologorum exterorum principum, qui ecclesiam Christi superiori seculo propagarun èt propugnarunt coactae à Melchiore Adamo Silesio. Francofurt : Sumptibus Jonae Rosae viduae, 1653. [4] f., 245, [1] pp., [4] ff.
$750.00
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Famous for ItsMaps of the Holy Land
    & Based on
Sources Now Lost
Adrichem (a.k.a. Adrichom), Christiaan van.  Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et biblicarum historiarum cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis. [colophon: Coloniae Agrippinae: Officina Birckmannica, sumptibus Hermanni Mylij, 1628]. Folio (37 cm; 14.5"). [6] ff., 256 pp., [15] ff.; 12 fold. or double-page engr. maps.
$10,000.00

A Learned HUGUENOT Discusses theThrice-Holy Hymn
Allix, Pierre. Dissertatio de Trisagii origine. Rothomagi: Apud Joannem Lucas, 1674. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.125"). A–I4; 70 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
$500.00
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English Puritan vs. Italian Jesuit
Ames, William.  Bellarminus enervatus, siue Disputationes anti-Bellarminianae, in illustri Frisiorum Academia ... In quatuor tomos divisus. Londini [i.e. Amsterdam?]: [W.J. Blaeu? for London] Apud Ioannem Humpfridum [& H. Robinson], 1633 [i.e.,1632]. 12mo (12.5 cm, 4.9"). Four parts in one. [4] ff., 208 pp.; 218; [2], 401, [11] pp.
$525.00
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17th-Century French Politics:  François, que faites-vous?
Anonymous.   [drop-title] Cassandre françoise. [Paris: 1615]. 8vo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). 22, [2 (blank)] pp.
$750.00
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REGICIDE Pilloried Sort Of
Anonymous.  Invisible John made visible: or, A grand pimp of tyranny portrayed, in Barkstead’s arraignment at the barre, vvhere he stands impeached of high treason, and other gross misdemeanours, as the late tyrant’s bum-bayliff in his most arbitrary, oppressive and tyrannical invasions of the rights and liberties of Engli sh-men, within the late cantonized county of Middlesex, the City of London Tower, &c. Whereunto are added, five queries, to the Parliament, Council of State, and Army.... London: no publisher/printer, 1659. Small 4to. [1] ff., 6 pp.
$850.00
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Litterati of Antwerp Salute One of Their OwnPortrait after Peter Paul Rubens
Woodcut *&* Engraved Versions of the Plantin Device
Asterius, Episcopus Amasenus.  S. Asteri Episcopi amaseae homiliae Graecè & Latinè nunc primùm editae Philippo Rubenio interprete. Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud viduam & filios Ioannis Moreti, 1615. 4to (24.13 cm, 9.5"). [6] ff., 284, pp., [2] ff.
$2000.00
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Signatures of theFamous & Obscure
 (Autographs in Abundance).  Collection of signatures of notable and lesser Mexicans of the colonial era and first three quarters of the 19th century. Mexico: 1646 to ca. 1880. Various small sizes.
$2250.00
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Additions to aSpaniard's Take on Roman Law
Ayllón Laynez, Juan de.  Illustrationes sive additiones eruditissimae ad varias resolutiones Antonii Gomezii. Lugduni [Lyon]: Sumptibus Anisson & Posuel, 1692. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.9"). [4] ff., 380, [14] pp.
$800.00
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BACON onAll Types of TREASON
Bacon, Francis.  Cases of treason. London: Pr. by the Assignes of John More, 1641. 4to (20 cm, 7.9"). [4], 35, [1] pp.
$1250.00
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Suppressing the Abuses in the Church”
Bacon, Francis.  Certaine considerations touching the better pacification, and edification of the Church of England. [London]: printed [by T. Cotes], 1640. 4to (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [48] pp.
$2500.00
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BaconLatinized for Longevity
Bacon, Francis. ...Opera omnia, cum novo eoque insigni augmento tractatuum hactenus ineditorum, & ex idiomate anglicano in latinum sermonem translatorum, opera Simonis Johannis Arnoldi, ecclesiae Sonnenburgensis inspectoris. Lipsiae: Impensis Johannis Justi Erythropili, excudebat Christianus Goezius, 1694. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.25"). ):(6 A–Z6 Aa–Zz6 Aaa–Iii6 Kkk–Zzz4 Aaaa–Hhhh4 Iiii6 [-):(1]; [8] ff., 1584 columns, [49 (index)] pp. (half-title lacking).
$850.00
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Bacon onNATURE
Bacon, Francis.  Sylva sylvarum, sive historia naturalis, in decem centurias distributa. Lug. Batavor.: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1648. 12mo (12.9 cm, 5.1"). Add. engr. t.-p., [34], 612, [48], 87, [1] pp.
$700.00
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Barclay'sSatyricon
Barclay, John.  Euphormionis Lusinini sive Joannis Barclaii Satyricon partes quinque cum clavi. Accessit conspiratio anglicana. Lugd. Batavorum: Elzevirios, 1637. 12mo (12.5 cm, 4.9"). 717, [1] pp.
$450.00


Torrents of Bloud & Devouring Flames”: The Horrors of the Inquisition
Beaulieu, Luke de.  The Holy Inquisition, wherein is represented what is the religion of the Church of Rome: And how they are dealt with that dissent from it. London: Joanna Brome, 1681. 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.25"). Add. engr. t.-p., [16], 250, [6] pp.
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You desire mine opinion . . . ”
B[lake], T[homas].  A moderate ansvver to these two questions. 1. Whether ther [sic] be sufficient ground in Scripture to warrant the conscience of a Christian to present his infants to the sacrament of baptism. 2. Whether it be not sinfull for a Christian to receiv [sic] the sacrament in a mixt assembly. London: Printed by I.N. for Abel Roper, at the signe of the Sunne over against S. Dunstans Church in Fleet-street, 1645 [i.e., 1644]. 4to. [2], 32 pp.
$400.00


Life's Persistent QuestionsAsked & (Partially) Answered
Böhme, Jakob.  Betrachtung göttlicher Offenbahrung, was Gott, Natur und Creatur, so wohl Himmel, Hölle und Welt, sambt allen Creaturen sind.... Amsterdam: [Andries and David van Hoogenhuysen, for Johann Georg Gichtel], 1682. 12mo (15.4 cm, 6"). [2] ff., 48 pp.
$1000.00
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Lovely French PrintingGORGEOUS! French Binding
Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas.  Œuvres diverses du Sieur D*** avec le traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, traduit du Grec de Longin. Paris: Claude Barbin (pr. by Denys Thierry), 1674. 4to (25.3 cm, 10"). π2A–R4S8T–Y4Z1*4a2-4b–o4; Frontis., [4], 178, [12], [3]–102, [10 (index & colophon)] pp., 1 plt.
$4000.00
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The Secret (Bloody!) Oath
Bolron, Robert.  The papists bloody oath of secrecy, and letany of intercession for the carrying on of this present plot. With the manner of taking the oath, upon their entring into any grand conspiracy against the Protestants. London: Printed for Randal Taylor , 1680. Folio (28.5 cm; 11.25"). 23, [1] pp.
$225.00
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A Guide to Heaven
Bona, Giovanni. Manuductio ad coelum medullam continens sanctorum patrum, & veterum philosophorum. Parisiis: Apud Robertum Pepie, 1692. 12mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). A–S8,4 T2; [3] ff., 214 pp.
$495.00


The Beginning ofDemographic Studies
Botero, Giovanni.  Relaciones universales del mundo ... primera y segunda parte. Valladolid: Impresso por los herederos de Diego Fernandez de Cordoua, 1603–1599. Folio (27 cm; 10.5"). [4], 207, 110 ff. (without final blank and without the maps).
$1875.00
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A Jesuit Pioneer inIndia & Japan
Bouhours, Dominique.  La vie de Saint François Xavier, de la Compagnie de Jésus, apostre des Indes et du Japon. Nouvelle édition. Paris: Chez Guillot, 1787. 12mo (16 cm, 6.5"). 2 (of 2) vols. I: 24, 442, [2] pp. (lacks frontis.) II: [4], 418, [1] pp.
$900.00


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Not Daring to Stay Any Longer in Ireland”
Bourk, Hubert.  The information of Hubert Bourk, gent. touching the Popish Plot in Ireland, carried on by the conspiracies of the Earl of Tyrone. London: Printed for Randolph Taylor, 1680. Folio (28.5 cm; 11.25"). [4] ff., 27, [1 (blank)] pp.
$225.00
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Living Wisely
Boutauld, Michel.  Les conseils de la sagesse, ou le recueil des maximes de Salomon les plus necessaires à l'homme pour se conduire sagement. Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1697. 8vo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). Frontis., [8], 278, [2], frontis., [54], 244, [4] pp.
$175.00
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ALL THE WHILE Mrs. Dorothy Sherborn Kept anIntimate Correspondence with Me”
Boys, William.  The narrative of Mr. William Boys, citizen of London: faithfully relating what came to his knowledge concerning the late horrid Popish plot, and the death of Sir Edmund-Bury Godfrey, by his acquaintance with and attendance upon Mr. Miles Prance, before and after his being taken and imprisoned. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, 1680. Folio (28.5 cm; 11.25). [2], 17, [1] pp.
$200.00
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His Story ofthe Reformation
Brandt, Gerard.  Historie der Reformatie, en andre kerkelyke geschiedenissen, in en ontrent de Nederlanden. Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz, Hendrik [&] Dirk Boom; Rotterdam: Barent Bos, 1671–1704. 4to (22.6 cm, 8.9"). 4 vols. I: Engraved t.-p., [15] ff., 847, [1] p.; 56, [56] pp.; 9 plts. II: [14] ff., 996, [48] pp.; 8 plts. III: [4] ff., 976 (i.e., 990), [46] pp. (lacking final blank); 5 plts. IV: [1] f., 1116, [32] pp.; 4 plts.
$450.00
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Hebrew Flowers
Buxtorf, Johann.  Florilegium Hebraicum: Continens elegantes sententias, proverbia, apophthegmata, similitudines.... Basileae: Impensis Haered. Ludovici König, 1648. 8vo (16.7 cm, 6.55"). )(8A–Z8Aa–Bb8; [16], 390, [8 (index)] pp.
$600.00

Standard Hebrew Dictionary
Buxtorf, Johann, the elder.  Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum, nunc primum in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio Filio.... Basel: Sumptibus et typis Ludovici König, 1640. Very large folio (36 cm, 14.2"). Frontis., pl., [6] ff., 2680 cols., [32] ff.
$950.00
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