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Choice and experimented receipts in physick and chirurgery, as also cordial and distilled waters and spirits, perfumes, and other curiosities. The second edition corrected and enlarged.London, Andrew Clark for Henry Brome, 1675. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the author “printed for Henry Brome, 1674”. Contemporary calf, black morocco spine labels.

DIGBY, Kenelm. [6], 146, [8] pp.Second enlarged edition of a popular book containing recipes and prescriptions to treat all kind of pains and diseases, compiled posthumously from Sir Kenelm Digby’s notes and annotations by one of his assistants, George Hartman, who published the book with the consent of Digby’s son in 1668. Many editions followed, including translations in German, French and Dutch.Kenelm Digby (1603-1665) was an English courtier and diplomat, but also a highly reputed natural philosopher and astrologer.After Digby’s death, George Hartman published three major collections of his medical, culinary and chemical recipes, including the present Choice and experimented receipts. His compilations from Digby’s papers are normally catalogued as Digby’s work, although strictly speaking he is not the author. The compilation actually contains Digby’s own recipes, those he got from his friends and those Hartman added. Since the portrait was printed for the book’s publisher and dated one year before the book, it was probably made for inclusion in some copies, but the ESTC appears not to include it in the collation and it is not present in the Huntington copy that can be viewed on EEBO. It was apparently an extra for those who wished to pay for it.Copy presented to Dr. Jackson Fischer by J.F. Payne, London, 19 April 1890. Back hinge fully cracked, some soiling (especially on the title-page) and a hole repaired in pp. 5-6. Still in good condition.l ESTC R10653; D. Rubin, Sir Kenelm Digby: a bibliography (1991), 104; R.T. Peterson, Sir Kenelm Digby, the ornament of England, 1603-1665 (1956).
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Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796-1800 [= 1801, see vol. VI, p. VI]. 6 volumes. 8vo.

ZORN, Joseph. [Dirk Leonard OSKAMP, Maarten HOUTTUYN and Carl KRAUSS, trans. and ed.]. XVI, [10], 102; [10], 101, [1 blank]; [8], 101, [1 blank]; [4], II, [4], 100; [8], 100; [4], IV, 101, [1 blank], 36 pp.First and only edition of the Dutch adaptation of Johannes Zorn's Icones plantarum medicinalium (1779-1790). Each volume contains 100 hand-coloured illustrations of medicinal plants, trees and herbs taken from Zorn, with short descriptions in Dutch (from Houttuyn's Natuurlijke historie) and Latin (from Gmelin's edition of Linnaeus's Systema natura) plus an account of their pharmaceutical applications in Dutch. It was edited by Dirk Leonard Oskamp (vol. 1), Martin Houttuyn (vol. 2-3) and Johan Carl Krauss (probably vol. 3-6, although only vol. 6 is signed). In 1813 Adolph Ypey finished the first part of a supplement titled Vervolg op de Afbeeldingen der Artsenij-gewassen met derselver Nederduitsche en Latijnsche Beschrijvingen, often described as vol. 7 of the present work, but rarely included in sets with the six main volumes.With the bookplate of the Amsterdam physician and collector Bob Luza (d. 1980). Spines somewhat damaged, head of spine of the first volume cracked, corners slightly bumped. Only some small stains throughout the volumes, especially on the pastedowns. All six original volumes of an extensively illustrated account of medical plants, trees and herbs, rarely found complete.l De Belder 3878; Nissen BBI, 2203; Pritzel 4871; Stafleu & Cowan 3926.
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Liber responsorum et consultationum medicinalium. Nunc primùm á Michaele Columbo collectus & in lucem editus.Basel, Conrad Valdkirch, 1588. With a woodcut arabesque tailpiece and decorated initials, a headpiece and other decorations built up from arabesque typographic ornaments.With: VALLERIOLE, François. Observationum medicinalium lib. VI. Denuo editi, & emendatiores quàm antea in lucem emissi: in quibus multorum gravissimorum morborum historiae, eorundem causae, syntomata atque eventus, tum etiam curationes miro, utili & compendioso ordine describuntur.Lyon, Antoine Blanc [printed in Geneva?], 1588. With Blanc’s woodcut device on the title-page, woodcut decorated initials and headpieces built up from typographic ornaments. 8vo. 17th-century overlapping vellum over boards, manuscript title on spine.

MERCURIALE, Girolamo. [24], 502, [16]; [24], 524, [32] pp.Ad 1: Second edition of an extensive collection of Mercurialis’s Consultationes or Consilia: records of advice given to individual patients, including a number of cases relating to mental conditions, especially melancholy, first published in 1587. Mercuriale’s student Michael Columbus edited these and a second volume (1589), while Hieronymus Forliviensis followed by Guilielmus Athenius edited two further volumes 3 and 4 (1597-1604).Girolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606), in Latin Hieronymus Mercurialis, was an Italian philologist and physician, most famous for his work De arte gymnastica. He was called to occupy the chair of practical medicine in Padua in 1569. During this time, he translated the works of Hippocrates, and, armed with this knowledge, wrote De morbis cutaneis (1572), considered the first scientific tract on skin diseases, followed by other works, such as De morbis muliebribus (1582), De morbis puerorum (1583) and De oculorum et aurium affectibus. He remained in Padua until 1587, when he began teaching at the University of Bologna. In 1593, he was called by Ferdinando de' Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, to Pisa.Ad 2: One of the late 16th-century editions of medical observations made by the French professor of medicine at Turin, François Valleriole (1504-1580), in Latin Franciscus Valleriola. The first edition had been the published in Lyon by A. Gryphius in 1573.With bookplate of the library of the Medical Society of the County of Kings (Kings County = Brooklyn, N.Y.), established in 1822, on paste-down and their library stamp on the title page of ad 1. Also with the library stamp of G.H. Hunt, MD, Brooklyn on the first endleaf. Erased library stamp and two erased owner’s inscriptions on the title page of ad 2. Title-page slightly soiled with a very small tear in the head margin, otherwise in good condition.l Ad 1: Durling 3108; Neuburger-Pagel I, 604; Proksch I, 111; USTC 604057; VD16, M4815. Ad 2: Durling 4504; Hirsch, VI, 61; Power & Thompson 83; USTC 142571 & 451176; cf. Baudrier, VIII, p. 360 (1573 ed.).
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Dissertationes medicae. I. De motu, quo renituntur canals, in fluida corporis animalis. II. De aquarum mineralium examine, & origine. III. De martis, & aquarum mineralium. IV. De mercurii. V. De opii. VI. De morbis animi. Introductio exhibet ideam progressus medicinae, hodiernum ejus statum, & quemobrem, à detecto sanguinis circuitu, ars hactenus fere inexculta subsistat.Leiden, Frederik Haring, 1705. 8vo. With a woodcut title vignette and woodcut initials. Contemporary calf, title in gold on spine.

THOMSON, Alexander. 155 pp.First and only edition, in the original Latin, of six medical treatises by Alexander Thomson, a physician at Montrose, near Aberdeen, Scotland. Thomson was interested in the natural spring of Montrose and wrote treatises II and III on the subject. Two other treatises on the water of the same well appeared later in English in the third volume of Medical essays and observations, published by a Society in Edinburgh (1735): "An inquiry into the mineral principles of Montrose water" and "The medical qualities of the Montrose well". Treatise I discusses the great triumph of 17th century physiology: the discovery of blood circulation by William Harvey in his De motu cordis (1628) and the comments on that discovery by Descartes in his Discours de la méthode (1637). In his introduction Thomson elaborates on the discovery extensively. The other treatises discuss mercury (IV), opium (V) and mental illnesses (VI).With the armorial bookplate of William Constable esq. Re-backed, back board slightly damaged, otherwise in good condition.l Blake, p. 405.
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Proeven met de Papiniaansche pot. Waardoor aangetoond wordt dat, door dezelve, de plantgewassen, dieren en mineralen niet alleen, binnen weinig uuren , door een eenvoudig scheivogt ontbonden, maar ook de zuiverste extracten en wezenlyke zoutten bereidt konnen worden. Uit het Latyn vertaald door een liefhebber der scheikunde. En met een aanpryzend bericht voorzien door Boudewyn Tieboel.Amsterdam, M. Schalekamp, 1775. 8vo. With a full-page engraving of the “papiaanse pot”. Original grey wrappers.

HAAN, Andreas Leopold. XVIII, 60 pp.Rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of a treatise on the so-called Papinian pot (Papinscher Topf), a device for extracting the essential material from all kinds of pharmacological simples from the three domains of nature: animals, plants and metals. The device was developed by Denis Papin (1647-1712), a French physicist, mathematician and invertor, best known for this pioneering invention of the steam digestor, a forerunner of the pressure cooker that also contributed the cylinder and piston to the gradual development of the modern steam engine. The original Latin treatise Libellus, in quo demonstratur quod non solum vegetabilia, animalia, et mineralia menstruo simplici paucis horis possint solvi, verum etiam extracta purissima, et salia essentialia educi (Vienna, Joannes Thomas Trattner, 1766) was written by Andreas Leopold Haan, municipal physician at Graz. The translator, Boudewyn Tieboel (1738-1814) was a pharmacist at Franeker and since 1758 at Leeuwarden, who added a summary of his own experiments.Spine damaged. Untrimmed. Otherwise in good condition.l Bolton 50;, Blake 191; Neu 1797; STCN (5 copies); Wellcome III, p. 187; not in Bierens de Haan; Waller.
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Verhandeling over het zien, verklaarende kortlijk den aart van het zien, en het zamenstel van het oog; ten dienste van menschen, wier oogen zwak of ongesteld zijn; stellende hen in staat om een juist denkbeeld van de waare gesteldheid van hun gezicht te maaken, geevende de behoedmiddelen daar voor op, beneevens zekere regelen, om te weeten of men eenen bril noodig hebbe, en hoe dien als dan te kiezen, zonder dat hij het gezicht benadeele. Uit het Engelsch vertaald, en met aanmerkingen verrijkt door H. Aeneae.Amsterdam, H. Gartman, W. Vermandel, J.W. Smit, 1792. 8vo. Large folding engraved plate with 8 images concerning optics such as cross-sections of the human eye, camera obscura, spectacles etc. Contemporary stiff sprinkled wrappers.

ADAMS, George. [8], 174, [2] pp.First and only edition of the Dutch translation, after the second English edition of 1792, of a detailed account of the anatomy of the eye, the use of spectacles and the improvement of vision by their use. The first edition of Adams's work had appeared in 1787 under the title An essay on vision, briefly explaining the fabric of the eye. George Adams (1750-1795), a famous London optician, served King George III as a mathematical instrument maker. He earned a worldwide reputation as a maker of spectacles and microscope lenses and wrote many elementary scientific works, which gave regular and systematic instruction in the most important branches of natural science with all its modern improvements.The translator Henricus Aeneae (1743-1810) was a teacher of maths and physics in Amsterdam and Pieter Nieuwland was one of his pupils. He was especially interested in optics, perspective and construction of optical instruments.Wrappers somewhat worn, especially on the spine. Otherwise in good condition and untrimmed, preserving all deckles.l Bierens de Haan 10; Wellcome II, p. 13 (2nd Engl. ed.); Hirschberg, paragr. 470; DNB 1, p. 97; for the translator and editor Aeneae: NNBW I, cols. 8-9; Van der Aa, I, 32.
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Medicamentorum sylloge, propriae pharmacologiae exempla sistens in usum Academicarum praelectionum. Hanc editionem curavit Jacobus d’Ancona. Juxta exemplar Conimbrieense, ex Typographia Academico-Regia. A.C. MDCCLXXXVIII.Amsterdam, Johannes de Coster, 1791. 8vo. Mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

TAVARES, Francisco. VIII, 224, 7 pp.First and only Amsterdam edition, with additions, of an pharmacological and medical work by the famous Coimbra professor of medicine and pharmacology Franciscus Tavares (1750-1812), now edited by the Amsterdam Jewish physician Jacob d’Ancona (1739-1798) who added a list, partly in Dutch, of explanations of the Latin plant names. The first edition appeared in Coimbra in 1787, with three further editions in 1788, 1790 and 1791, the present edition based on that of 1788. Together with another book by Tavares, De pharmacologia libellus, published in Coimbra in 1786 (2nd ed. 1787), the Medicamentorum sylloge, formed the basis for the first official Portuguese pharmacopoeia: the Pharmacopeia geral, published in 1794, which is in fact also written by Tavares, propagating new insights, namely that the recent scientific results of natural history and chemistry are essential and fundamental for the further development of the science of pharmacology.Head and foot of spine slightly worn. New endpapers. Otherwise in very good condition.l João Rui Pita, "La pharmacie au Portugal (1772-1836)", in: Revue d’hist. de la pharmacie, 1998, pp. 54-56.
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Pharmacia Galenica & chymica, dat is: apotheker ende alchymiste ofte distilleer-konste. Begrijpende de beginselen ende fondamenten der selver. [Additional title and imprint on the frontispiece:] Nieu licht der apothekers en distilleerkonst. . t’Amsteldam by Joannes van Ravesteyn op ’t Water.Amsterdam, Johannes van Ravesteyn, 1657. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece showing the interior of an apothecary’s shop, Van Ravesteyn’s woodcut device on title-page (Elijah and the ravens); 3 half-page woodcut illustrations of distilling equipment (pp. 339, 343 and 387); woodcut decorated initials and tailpieces. Contemporary overlapping vellum over boards.

BISSCHOP, Jan]. [8], 460, [12] pp.Rare first known edition of a successful apothecary’s manual for students, written in Dutch, mirroring the general knowledge of pharmacology in the middle of the 17th century. The author of this intriguing book long remained unidentified until his initials "I.B.S.I" (fol.*3v of the 1662 "4th" edition, in the Latin note following the Dutch approbation, both signed from Ghent) identified him as Jan Bisschop S.J. (1590-1664) who worked in Bruges as a pharmacist before he moved to Ghent in 1613 to join the Jesuit order. He trained numerous apprentice pharmacists and later served as official pharmacist at the Vienna court of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II. His book owed its success above all to its extremely practical approach, including its vast collection of medicinal recipes, many involving distillation.With owner’s inscription of Carolina van de Poel on paste-down. Small tear in vellum of back board, bookblock somewhat loose in binding, no endpapers; frontispiece and first leaves a bit thumbed. First known edition of a practical apothecary’s manual in Dutch.l Paul Begheyn, Jesuit books in the Dutch Republic 1657.1 (1 copy); BMN, I, p. 372; P. Boeymans, "Broeder Jan Bisschop en zijn ‘Pharmacia Galenica’", in: Pharmaceutisch tijdschr. voor België, 33, 9 (1956), pp. 197-201; Hoogendoorn, Bis 01, 1 (3 copies); Jesuit books in the Dutch Republic, p. 52 ; Notaker 409; STCN (1 copy); L.J. Vanderwiele, "Het ‘Licht der apotekers’", in: Kring voor de Geschiedenis van de Pharmacie in Benelux, Bulletin, 27 (1960), pp. 1-8; L.J. Vandewiele, "Enige nieuwe gegevens over apotheker Jan Bisschop, Jezuïet", in: Pharmaceutisch tijdschr. voor België, 51, 9 (1974), pp. 443-449; cf. STCV (1667 Antwerp eds. & possibly a 1660/61 Latin translation).
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Explication des vignettes de la seconde edition des oeuvres de Boileau, in folio. Gravées pour la seconde fois, avec divers changemens & plusieurs nouveaux desseins, par Bernard Picart.Amsterdam, Bernard Picart, 1729. Oblong 4to. With 25 engraved vignettes and 2 engraved initials on 25 leaves. Contemporary blind-tooled mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled turn-ins.

PICART, Bernard. 8 pp., [25] ll.Very rare first and only edition of a collection of engraved vignettes by Bernard Picart (1673-1733) that were used as illustrations in the 1729 edition of Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Oeuvres, The Hague, Pierre Gosse & Jean Neaulme (Lewine, p. 73). For the present edition Picart engraved new plates with the same designs. The lavish vignettes are all signed and dated 1728 on the plate and include a portrait of Erasmus, the coat of arms of the Princess of Wales, the coat of arms of Grandmaster de Wignacourt, a portrait of Louis XIV of France, the coat of arms of Guillaume de Lamoignon (1617-1677) and theatrical and allegorical scenes. The first 8 text pages provide information about the scenes in the vignettes.The present print album is very scarce, we traced only two copies: in the Rijksmuseum and at the University of Glasgow.Bookplate of the famous collector Jean Furstenberg on front paste-down. Front hinge broken. Minor foxing. Otherwise in good condition.l Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-51.977; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Lewin, cf. Lewine, p. 73, for the Boileau-Despréaux vignettes.
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Redevoering, over de voortreffelykheid der schilderkunst, in derzelver voorwerp beschouwd. .1794.[The Hague, B. Scheurleer junior], 1794. (2). KASTEELE, Reinier Pieter van de. Redevoering tot lof der vaderlandsche schilders en aanspraak. 1809.The Hague, P.F. Gosse, [1809]. With an engraved plate with seals of the Academie engraved by C. Lotter. (3). KASTEELE, Reinier Pieter van de. Redevoering over het aangename en nuttige van de beoefening der teekenkunde. Uitgesproken in de akademiezaal van Pictura. Op den 3 van Bloeimaand 1810.The Hague, B. Scheurleer junior, 1810. With an engraved plate with seals of the Academie engraved by C. Lotter. (4). LIMBURG, T. van. Redevoering over het vermogen der schilderkunst ter gelegenheid van het uitdeelen der prijzen. 1811. The Hague, B. Scheurleer junior, 1811. 8vo. 4 works in 4 volumes. Contemporary decorated paper wrappers.

BILDERDIJK, Willem. [24], 22, [2]; [16], 43, [3]; [20], 46; [20], 30 pp.Set of 4 published lectures held on the occasion of the annual award ceremonies at the Vrije Haagsche Teeken-Akademie (the Academy of Art in The Hague). The theme of each lecture is the importance and use of the art of drawing and painting, especially Dutch painting at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. All the booklets start with a "naamlyst", a list of names of the members of the Academy.Hinges weak, back-strips mostly lost. Ad 4: lacks plate. Otherwise all in good condition.l Ads 1-4: Kunst op schrift 1404, 1652, 1673, 1701.
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Flowers and fruits on a marble plinth].[Paris or Holland], [ca. 1815-1825]. Four watercolour drawings on paper, three signed “G.J.J Van Os”, edged with a thin black border.

OS, Georgius Jacobus Johannes. [4] ll.Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os (1782-1861), not to be confused with his nephew George Jac. Joh. Van Os (1805-1841), also a painter, was as a member of a Dutch family of artists. He studied with his father, Jan van Os, a painter of flowers and maritime views. In 1812 Georgius entered the Salon de Paris for the first time. In the following period he not only worked in Paris, but also in The Hague and Amsterdam. In Sèvres, a southwestern suburb of Paris, he worked for the famous porcelain factory. After 1826 he settled definitively in Paris where he died in 1861. He is mainly known for his exquisite "natures mortes", specializing in still lifes of flowers, fruit and game. From early on he demonstrated such exceptional talent that he was asked to paint several flowers for the plates of Jan Kops’s famous Flora Batava (1800-1822). He soon developed into one of the most celebrated still life painters of the 19th century.These four exquisite watercolours show well-considered arrangements of (1) a fig, citron, walnut, gooseberries and blackberries; (2) peonies and jasmine; (3) lilies and lilacs and (4) peonies and morning glories.Some discolouring at the edges from a former frame, otherwise in good condition.l Cf. RKD 245504; for the artist: Thieme/Becker 26, pp. 68-69.
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Pharmacopoeia extemporanea, sive praescriptorum chilias, in qua remediorum elegantium & efficacium paradigmata, ad omnes fere medendi intentiones accommodata, candidade proponuntur.Amsterdam, R. & J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1731. 8vo. Title in red and black with woodcut device. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, red edges, marbled endpapers.

FULLER, Thomas. [32], 382, [34] pp.The eight edition (Blake, p. 163) of the very popular Latin Pharmacopoeia extemporanea, first published at London in 1702 and in the Netherlands from 1709, when the Wetsteins published the first Amsterdam edition. It contains remedies for numerous ailments, from recipes for Antimonial ale and Stomach wine to various pills and powders. The translation of the Pharmacopoeia extemporanea caused quite a stir by giving away medical recipes previously guarded jealously by doctors. It was subsequently translated into French and German and published in Venice, Lausanne, Louvain, Amsterdam, and Paris. Our Wetstein edition is, following the title-page, the eighth edition. The Wetstein firm published all Amsterdam editions before 1761.Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) was an English physician and author. He was admitted an extra-licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1679. He settled in Sevenoaks (Kent) where he was a much beloved practitioner for the remainder of his life. His publishing career began with an appendix to the third edition of the Pharmacopoeia Bateana (1700) and he later published his own edition (1718). His very popular Pharmacopoeia extemporanea (1702) and Pharmacopoeia domestica (1723) based on his own collections of recipes, went through multiple editions both in England and abroad. He published his most important work, Exanthematologia, on smallpox, in 1729.Head of spine damaged, front hinge cracked, corners bumped, otherwise in good condition.l Blake, p. 163; Wellcome II, p. 75.
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Dispensatorium medico-pharmaceuticum Pragense, juxta quod per totum regnum bohemiae praepranda et dispensanda venint. Authoritate et mandato Prague (Staré Mesto: the old city centre), [Joannes Julius Gerzabek], 1739. With an allegorical frontispiece.With: (2) Taxa seu valor omnium medicamentorum, tam simplicum, quam compositorum, chymicorum, atque galenicorum in Officinis Pragensibus prostantium . Der Werth oder Preiss aller Artzneyen, so wohl einfachen als zusammen gesetzten Prague (Staré Mesto: the old city centre), [Joannes Julius Gerzabek], 1737. 2 complementary publications in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary overlapping vellum.

PRAGUE - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [24], 394, [2]; [8], 74 pp.Rare first edition of the first pharmacopoeia for the Kingdom of Bohemia, together with the official 1737 pricelist of medicaments. From 1729 on, all apothecaries in Vienna had to comply with a new pharmacopoeia, the: Dispensatorium pharmaceuticum Austriaco-Viennense: in quo hodierna die usualiora medicamenta secundum artis regulas componenda visuntur. Eight years later, the second edition (1737) was granted legal status throughout all Austrian territories (including the Austrian Netherlands). Several editions were published in Vienna to 1774, but it had no legal status in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, because Bohemia had its own legal status within the Habsburg Empire. In 1739, the Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague therefore prepared its own pharmacopoeia offered here.With a small stain on the front cover, corners bumped, slightly browned at some places (not affecting text), otherwise in good condition.l Schelenz, p. 567; not in Blake; Wellcome.
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Tooneel van flora. Vertonende: grondelijcke redens-ondersoekinge, vanden handel der floristen. Ghespeeld, op de spreucke van Anthinius de Guevara: een voorsichtich eerlijck man; sal altijt meer ghedulden, dan straffen. T’samen gesteld; mits, datter dagelijx: uyt haat: spruyt smaad. Noch is hier by-gevoegt de lijste van eenige tulpen vercocht aen de meestbiedende tot Alcmaer op den 15 Februarii 1637. Item ’t lof-dicht van Calliope, over de goddinne Flora, &c.Amsterdam, Joost Broersz, 1637. With 1 large engraving (8 x 12 cm) by P.v.B. (dated 1631) on the title-page, depicting Flora sitting in a formal garden with tulips in both hands and in her hair. Blue wrappers.

WOUDE, Cornelis van der. 28 pp.Unrecorded issue of one of the many pamphlets published during the financial crisis of tulip mania (1637), in this case defending the trade in tulip bulbs. The tulip mania, arguably the first stock speculation and the first recorded speculative bubble, was a boom in the tulip trade in Holland and Utrecht that rose around 1634 and came to an abrupt end at the beginning of February 1637, when the bubble burst. The mania is considered the first futures market in history, where contracts to buy bulbs at the end of the season were bought and sold between individuals, and not within the exchange. Because of this, the Dutch described tulip contract trading as "windhandel" (literally "wind trade", meaning empty trade) because no bulbs were actually changing hands. After the collapse a stream of pamphlets appeared, most mocking the tulip maniacs and others defending the tulip traders and growers, as in the present pamphlet.The Tooneel van Flora was written by the Alkmaar schoolmaster Cornelis van der Woude (d. 1647), arguing, both in prose and in verse, that there was and is nothing wrong with trading and money making, adding examples and price lists of bulbs, one of 5 February 1637, a mere two days after the collapse, making our pamphlet a valuable source of information for the development of prices during the rest of 1637.Slightly browned, upper right corner of title-page repaired, otherwise in good condition.l Knuttel 4539 (variant issue); Goldsmiths’ Kress Libr. 683.7; Kress Libr. P. 667; Krelage, Cat. 36a.
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Reize naar Surinamen, en door de binnenste gedeelten van Guiana; naar het Engelsch.Amsterdam, J. Allart, 1799-1800. 4 volumes. With 4 folding engraved maps, a folding engraved plan, and 37 engraved views and other illustrations, one large folding, by R. Vinkeles, J. Wijsman and A. Zurcher, translated from the original English. Contemporary half calf, spines gold-tooled in 6 compartments, 4 ornamented with flowers, 1 with the volume number and 1 with the title on an orange morocco label.

STEDMAN, John Gabriel. XVI, 339; VII, 327 [1]; VIII, 351 [1]; VIII, 308 pp.First Dutch edition of John Gabriel Stedman's famous narrative, detailing the abuse of slaves in Dutch Surinam and arguing for the abolition of slavery, translated from the original English edition published at London in 1796. Stedman (1744-1797), who took part in the punitive expedition sent by the Dutch Republic to subdue the revolt of African-American slaves in Surinam, travelled through the country from 1772 to 1777. He possessed not only a keen mind and eye for the geography, politics and natural history of the country, but also for its economic and social conditions. Most impressive, however, and very modern are his vivid descriptions of the brutal treatment of the slaves and his enlightened reflections on the moral perversions of the slave owners, leading him to pronounce the strongest possible indictment against slavery.Good set of a rare edition. Corners bumped.l Tiele 1046; cf. Muller 1489 (ed. of 1801); Sabin 91078 (citing Muller without having seen a copy).
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Triumphe van weghen de gheluckighe ende over-rijcke victorie welcke de Heere onse God op den 8.en Septembris des jaers 1628. verleent heeft aen de vlote vande West-Indische Compagnie, onder het beleydt vanden Heer Generael Pieter Pietersz. Heyn, teghen de Silver-Vlote onser vyanden, komende van Nova Hispania, in en omtrent de haven van Matançe.Delft, Jan Andriesz. Kloeting, 1629. Small 4to. With woodcut decorated initials and decorations built up from typographic ornaments.Modern plain paper wrappers.

WIC]. SPRANCKHUYSEN, Dionysius. [8], 80 pp.Rare first edition of the very important account of Piet Hein’s capture of the Spanish Silver Fleet (Zilvervloot) in 1628, one of the most iconic events of the Dutch Golden Age. The pamphlet was published only a few months after the return of Piet Hein in January 1629. The author, Dionysius Spranckhuysen (1587-1650), was a Protestant minister at Delft and friend of his pious co-religionist and fellow townsman Piet Hein who belonged to his religious community. He clearly heard the story of the capture first hand from Piet Hein himself.The account is virtually the only primary source for information on the event, so that it remains the basis for the accounts in today’s literature on Piet Hein.But his glory and honour didn’t last long. Difficulties with the Director of the WIC arose about payment for himself and his crew. On his next expedition against the Dunkirk privateers he fell, hit by a heavy canonball, on 17 June 1629. The same Spranckhuysen conducted the funeral service and published his oration immediately afterwards: Tranen over den doodt van den grooten Admirael . Pieter Pietersz. Heyn. Midtsgaders syn testament aen de generale gheoctroyeerde West-Indische Compagnie. Ofte onbedriegh'lijcke leyd-sterre, tot geluckige voyagie van derselver scheeps-vloten (Delft, Andries Jansz. Kloeting, 1629).In our pamphlet the account of the capture of the Silver Fleet (pp. 55-79) is preceded by Spranckhuysen’s sermon held on this occasion and an address to the directors of the West India Company in which he urged the directors to spend the profits on the spread of the Reformed (Calvinistic) religion in Brazil and the Caribbean (pp. 9-54).Pp. 26-49 with each page in a frame of rules. First half, especially the title-page, browned and a bit brittle, front wrapper and title-page half loose.l Asher 115; Knuttel, 3858; G.H. Leurdijk, in: Figuren en thema’s van de nadere Reformatie, 1 (1987), pp. 32-33; Tiele 2254; Sabin 89747; STCN (5 copies).
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Drop-title:] Generale carga, ofte lading van twee- en-twintig Oost-Indische retour scheepen; te weeten, Valkenisse, Steenhoven; van Batavia; . van Ceylon, voor de Kamer Amsterdam, . Delft; . Rotterdam; . Hoorn en Enkhuyzen, . zynde de Bataviase schepen, op den eersten December 1720 vertrokken, en die van Ceylon op den 15 November 1720, en alle behouden in de havenen dezer landen gearriveert.Amsterdam, Jacobus van Egmond, [1721.]. 1 leaf (21 x 8 cm). Text printed on both sides, each in a border built up from typographic ornaments.With: (2) Prys-courant. Van de koopmanschappen, verkogt door de bewindhebberen van de generale Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, in de respectieve kameren, en ten dage als volgt: Amsterdam, Nicolaas Byl, 25 May 1781. 1 leaf (20.5 x 8 cm). Text printed on one side. (3) Prys-courant der ruwe suikers. Amsterdam, printed for A.E. de Wit & sons, 1853. 1 leaf (17.5 x 8 cm). Text printed on one side.

VOC - COLONIAL TRADE] Ad. 1. Rare VOC ship’s manifest for cargo shipped from the East Indies - Batavia and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - on 22 East-Indiamen sailing on 1 December 1720 from Batavia and on 15 November from Ceylon. The list includes more than 100 different colonial wares and gives the weights in pounds or the lengths in feet: from pepper (more than 6.5 million pounds), cloves (694,000 pounds), cinnamon (604,000 pounds) and coffee (more than 1.77 million pounds), to 962 pounds of Javanese cardamom, some jewels and "rariora", and many feet of silk and linen cloth. Small wormhole affecting two characters, otherwise in good condition.Ad. 2. Rare list of the results of the auctions of colonial wares, organized in 1781 by the Chambers of the VOC (Amsterdam, 30 April 1781; Zeeland, 7 May; Delft, 15 May; Rotterdam, 17 May; Hoorn, 22 May; Enkhuizen, 23 May), including pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. with the prices fetched. With a small tear not affecting the text. Still in good condition.Ad. 3. Price list of the various varieties of raw sugar: brown sugar from Martinique, Surinam, etc.; sugar packed in chests from Brazil, Havana; in bales from Bengal, Manilla, etc.Small hole not affecting the text.l Ad. 1: cf. Landwehr, VOC, 1123-1134 (other manifests).
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De liberorum educatione aurei libri sex noviter recogniti Francisci Philelphi. poete. Oratoris. philosophique prestantissimi. Succincto cum iudice [recté indice]: et brevibus marginariis annotationibus obscurarum sensa dictionum aperientibus. Nicolai Bonespei trecensis campani cura superadditis.(Colophon: Paris, “apud Gourmontios” [= the brothers Robert, Gilles and Jean de Gourmont], 1508). Small 4to (19 x 13 cm). With numerous printed so-called Lombardic initials, but also with 2 spaces (with guide letters) left for manuscript initials (not filled in). Set in a roman type with the beginning of the title and one heading in a large rotunda gothic type with decorated capitals. Blind-tooled calf (19th century? in a “Medieval” style).

VEGIO, Maffeo. CXXVIII, [6] ll.Rare fourth edition, in the original Latin (the first dated edition published in France), of an important and influential pedagogical work by Maffeo Vegio (1406/07-1458), who is regarded by many as the finest Latin poet of the fifteenth-century, here edited by Nicolas Dupuy (under the pseudonym Bonaspes) and (as in the second and third editions) incorrectly attributed to Francesco Filelfo. It is Vegio's most important and well-known treatise, discussing the education of children and their moral foundation, composed in six books, each with numerous numbered chapters. The first three books cover the duties of parents and teachers in education; the last three cover the duties of children to God, other people and themselves, as well as the several virtues, good manners, the use of time, etc. "The most Christian in spirit of all humanistic educational treatises" (Catholic encyclopedia), it approves the study of pagan literature only in conjunction with sacred learning, the study of the Scriptures and the Church Fathers, makes provision for the education of girls and considers the formation of a sound moral and Christian character to be the supreme end of education.The book is set in one of the first and one of the best early "native" Parisian roman types, first used in Paris in 1499 (apparently also cut there), and associated with Wolfgang Hopyl. It was perhaps the first native-Parisian type sold on the open market.With a Greek or pseudo-Greek inscription in capitals on the title-page, an occasional contemporary manuscript annotation and some underlining. Leaves 101-105 misbound between ll. 98 & 99. Very slightly browned and with a transparent brown stain in the upper outside corner of 4 leaves and smaller ones in a few leaves before and after, but otherwise in very good condition.l BMC STC French supp., p. 73; A. Franzoni, L'opera pedagogica di Maffeo Vegio (1907), pp. 93-105, this ed. at pp. 96-97; French vernacular books 90167 (cf. 90168); Moreau I, 1508, no. 71; USTC 143350.