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by Fuller, Thomas
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9 p. l., 286, [28] p.; 29 cm. Third edition. Commendatory poems by Robert Gomersall, James Duport, and others. Added t.p., engraved by William Marshall, preceded by "A declaration of the frontispiece" in verse, signed: J.C. [i.e. John Cleveland] cf. R. Bowes, Catalogue of Cambridge books.
Topics: Middle East, European Crusades
136 p. front. plates. fold. map. ; 23 cm.
Topics: Overland journeys to the Pacific, Indians of North America, West (U.S.) Description and travel.
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by Franklin, Benjamin
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ii, [2], 194, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : illustrations(engraving) ; 21 cm. (8vo). Engraved t.p. "... offered to chess-players, as a compilation of all the anecdotes and quotations that could be found relative to the game of chess, with an account of all the chess-books which could be procured"--P. i. Compilation attributed to Richard Twist. Cf. NUC pre-1956. Signatures: A² B-N⁸ O²; leaf A2 is blank. "The morals of chess by Dr. Franklin"--P. 141-148. Errata: p. [1] at...
Topic: Chess.
[1], 49 leaves: all ill.; 25 cm. Engraved t.p. signed "Diepenbeke inv." and "Lommelin sculp." Book of 48 engraved leaves of plates by A. van Diepenbeeck, A. Lommelin, Fred. Bouttats Jr., P. van Lisbetten, Gaspar Bouttats, David Clouwet, Martin Bouche. Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Douglas Huntley Gordon Endowed Book Fund, FY2011. Huth, Henry, 1815-1878, former owner. Owner's stamp "Ex musaeo Huthii; animus non res". Plates numbered 1-49, but no. 28...
Topic: De' Pazzi, Maria Maddalena, Saint, 1566-1607.Lommelin, Adriaen, engraver. Bouttats, Gaspard,...
107 p.: front. (port.); 15 cm.
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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...
272 pages; 20cm.
Topic: Storms, Tempests
[16], 64 pages :illustrations (music) ;20 cm (8vo). Second edition of Fielding's ballad opera, first performed and published in April 1734. With music (melodies of the songs, unaccompanied). Head- and tail-pieces.
Topics: Bookplates (Provenance) 20th century, Ballad operas England 18th century, Presentation copies...
[2] leaves (first blank), 100 leaves of plates, [1] blank leaf: illustrations (engraved plates); 28 cm. (4°). According to Thomas Ashby's classification of the editions, the first edition of Cavalieri's book of statues appeared before April 1561. That edition, the "Liber primus", consisted of only 58 plates, all of which were from original drawings, except for the plates of Paschino and Marforio, which were copied from Lafrery's "Speculum". A second edition appeared in...
Topics: Rome, Antiquites, Sculptures
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
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[16], 152 pages ; 19 cm.
Topic: English language Pronunciation, English language Phonology
2 volume(s). 20 cm.
[30] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Incunabula Germany Cologne Specimens, Incunabula, Rome History Republic, 510-30 B.C. Early works to...
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by Armstrong, John
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[4], 150, [2] p., [4] leaves of plates ; 16 cm. (8vo)
Topic: Health — Poetry.
viii, 5-92 p. : col. front., col. illus. ;13 cm. Title vignette and tail piece, colored.
Topics: Mammals, Birds, Children's Literature, Education
[1] blank, [40], [1] blank leaves: illustrations, diagrams, tables; 31 cm (fol.). Gothic type; 24 lines of text (heavily leaded), 48 lines of commentary. With headlines, initial spaces and signature marks; without catchwords and foliation. Imprint from colophon, l. 40a: "Finis Textus Spere materialis Johannis de Sacrobusto cum lectura Magistri Conradi Norici Sole in .9. gradu Cãcri currente Anno salutis. 1503. Per Solertem virũ Baccalariũ Martinum Herbipolensem In hemisperio Lipsensi...
Topics: Astronomy,, Mathematics, Annotation, Tockler, Conrad (1470-1530), commentator, Thābit ibn Qurrah...
302 p., plates, ill., facsim., port.; 20 cm.
Topics: Spiritualism, theosophy
20 . (incl. 17 plates); 29 cm. Twelve numbered architectural plates with imprint: A Paris, De l'imprimerie d'Herman Weyen (representing altars, the tomb of Henri II, fire-places, etc.) bound at end.-- Cf. Destailleur, Recueil d'estampes relatives à l'ornementation des appartements ... 1863, p. 19.
Topics: Architecture, Ornament, Design
99, [1] p. ; 23 cm.
Topic: Mnemonics, Chronology.
The 14th ed. 3 pagesl., 270, [20] p. ; 20 cm.
Topic: Rome — Antiquities.
4to; 251, [1] p. (p. [252] blank): illustrations (woodcuts); 21 cm. A wedding book with the woodcut coats-of-arms of the wedding couple on the dedication page. It is written in the form of an epic poem. Frischlin describes the marriage of Count Johann Georg von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1577-1623) to Francisca (or Franziska), Countess of Salm-Neufville, the daughter of Count Daun, which took place in October 1598 at Hechingen, the Hohenzollern ancestral home. Written largely in Knittelversen,...
Topics: Hohenzollern-Sigmarigen, Johann Georg, Graf von, 1577-1623, Salm-Neufville, Franziska, fl. 1598....
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by Charles Godfrey Leland
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viii, 385 pages, 1 l. colored front., illustrations plates. 28 cm.
Topic: Folklore — Italy, Superstition, Etruria — Antiquities.
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138 pages ; 16 cm.
[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 Baron Munchausen; Gustave Doré
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216 pages; New and revised edition; Third edition
Topics: Baron von Munchausen, Marvellous Travels, Fiction
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by Charles Joseph Latrobe
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228 pages ; 20 cm.
Topic: Mexico — Description and travel.
xx, 152 p.; 24 cm. Flournoy, Théodore
Topics: Glossolalia, Sleep walking
125 pages : illustrations; 17 cm.
Topic: Characters and characteristics, Satire
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by Thévenot, Melschisédec
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11 pages, 60 pages, 39 plates; 17cm
Topic: Swimming, Exercise, Bathing
vii, [9]-72 pages 18 cm.
Topic: United States History War of 1812 Campaigns, Niagara Frontier (N.Y.) History
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by Woolnoth, Thomas
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viii, 260 p.; ports. ; 25 cm. Illustrated by twenty-six full-page steel engravings.
Topics: Face, Expression, Physiognomy
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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
[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
[24], 189 p., [15] leaves of plates: ill., map; 33 cm. (fol.). Preface signed: Robert Hooke. Running Title: An historical relation of Ceilon, an island in the far East-Indies.
Topics: Sri Lanka, social life and customs, Ceylon, description and travel
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leaves ; 32 cm (fol.)
Topic: Conduct of life — Early works to 1900, Incunabula — Germany — Nuremberg — Specimens
xi, 214 p. ; 19 cm. "Apparently a much embellished record by a sympathising friend ... Clearly padded with a romantic love adventure, and necessarily open to much suspicion."--Dict. nat. biog. q.v. for account of Smith's two trials, 1823 and 1850, on the one charge.
Topics: Pirates, Adventure, Cuba
12 pages; 19cm.
Topics: Pirates, Adventure, Wabash (ship), Canton, Baltimore, Maryland
334 pages : plan ; 22 cm.
Topics: Sculpture, Greco-Roman Exhibitions, Sculpture, Classical Exhibitions.
[1] blank leaf, xiii, 236, [2] (last blank) pages, [1] blank leaf ; 20 cm
Topic: Galleria degli Uffizi, Art — Italy — Florence.
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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....
311, [9], 132 pages: illustration; 17 cm (8vo). Woodcut of Christ's crucifixion on verso of title-leaf. Not found in Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts (VD 18). George Peabody Library copy: The Bruce Spence Collection of Thomas á Kempis in Print. German inscription with date of 1795 on front free endpaper. Bound in contemporary leather with red painted edges.
Topics: Jesus Christ, Meditations, Thomas à Kempis, Christian life, Catholicism, German Language
[8], xix, [1], 255 p. ; c| 27 cm. (4to); A translation of the first ed. published in 1783 as Die Zigeuner, with "an abstract of the most material passages" of the additions appearing in the second edition--Preface. Signatures: [a]⁴, a-b⁴, c², B-2K⁴.
Topics: Romaies, Language, culture, history
12mo: 128, 15, [1] p. ;16 cm. "Appendix."--15 p. at end, contains an account of Arabia. "Published according to act of Congress." Signatures: A-M? (M6 verso blank).
Topics: Commerce (Ship), Boston, Massachusetts, Shipwrecks, Arab countries, description and travel
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by Graf, Arturo, 1848-1913
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103 pages ; 18 cm.
cvii, 340 pages: illustrations; 24cm.
Topics: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Spanish Literature, Don Quixote, imitation and continuation
4 pages l., 416 pages20 x 16 cm.
Topic: Bio-bibliography, Rare books Bibliography
2 p. l., 207 p.; illus.; 31 cm.
Topics: Russia, social customes, Russian politics and society, Caricature
243, [9] p. 18 cm.
Topics: Quotations, Commonplaces: Moral maxims
[464] p. (the last leaf blank) : illustrations(woodcuts) ; 16 cm. (8vo)
Topic: Jesus Christ — Parables — Sermons — Early works to 1800, Catholic Church — Sermons —...
12mo.: 48 p.; 17 cm. Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia almanack, and ephemeris, for the year of our Lord, 1792. Minick, A. R. A history of printing in Maryland, 1791-1800.
Topics: Almanacs, American, Ephemerides
[5], 108p.; 20cm. "To the chosen and betrusted knights citizens and burgesses, assembled in ... Parliament. The humble petition of Elizabeth Lilburne, wife to Lieu. Col. John Lilburne..." p. 72-78. "A further discovery of the evill managing of the affaires of Ireland ..." signed N.E. :p. 103-108. With this are bound A dialogue betwixt Rattle-head and Round-head. London, 1641. England's rejoycing at the prelats downfall. [London] 1641 ; and Aut nunc, aut nunquam. London, 1648.
Topics: Despotism, Kings and Rulers, Great Britain, history, British civil War, 1642-1649, pamphlets
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by Pecht, Friedrich
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containing characters from Goethe's works drawn by Frederick Pecht & Arthur von Ramberg. 312 pages : por., plates ; cm.
Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 — Characters
[1] blank leaf, 103, [1] pages; 18 cm. First edition. Bound with: "Description abrégée de l'église de Saint Pierre de Rome et de la représentation de l'intérieur de cette église, donnée à Paris dans la Salle des Machines des Thuilleries aux mois de Mars & d'Avril de l'année 1738, par le Sieur Servandoni, Architecte & Peintre de l'Académie Roïale de Peinture", Paris, 1738. A guide to Note-Dame, produced by the guild of goldsmiths of Paris; bound with the...
Topic: Notre Dame, Paris, France
77 p. : ill. ;18 cm.
Topic: Caricature
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:...
75 pages :portrait ;21 cm. Includes "Diseno sacado puntualmente del original, por el famoso pintor don Jose? Cabrera" : p. 43-47. Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mexico, Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Our Lady of.
[187] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Topic: Philosophy, Ancient, Incunabula — Italy — Venice — Specimens
[8], 150 pages : illustrations; 20 cm. (4to)
Topic: Alchemy — Early works to 1800, Emblems — Early works to 1800.
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247 pages illustrations 15 x 20 cm.
Topic: Emblems — Early works to 1800, Love in art
412 pages 17 cm.
Topic: France — History — Louis XIV, 1643-1715, Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de, 1585-1642,...
562 p.: illus., ports.; 20 cm.
Topics: Luther, biography, Reformation, Protestanism, Medals, Numismatics
i84 [i.e. 185], [1] leaves ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Latin language — Dictionaries — Early works to 1800, Latin language — Etymology, Latin...
xxxii, 246 p., 1 l.; front. (port.); 19 cm. "The life of Boetius": p. xv-xxvii. "The testimonies of several writers concerning Boetius translated": p. xxviii-xxxii.
Topics: Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, Christian Ethics
[2] blank leaves, 95, [1] (blank), [65], [7] blank p. : ill. (engravings); 23 cm. Followed by: "Prologue des tragedies representees au theatre de la cruaute des heretiques" and "Particuliere description, des cruautez et inhumanitez des schismatiques d'Angleterre, du regne de Henry huictiesime" (unpaged, [65] p., sig. A-A iiij-H iiij). Calf, gilt tooled spine with red lettering panel. Stamp "A. van Loock, Rue St-Jean, 51, Bruxelles". Ms. superposed inscr. and date...
Topics: Christian martyrs, Europe, History, 16th century. Persecution, Martyrs, Verstegan, Richard
[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
186 pages 22 cm.
Topic: Indians of South America — Peru, Incas, Peru — Antiquities.
[2], 505, [1] p., [11] leaves of plates; ill., folded map ; 24 cm. Nine of the plates seem to have been from a numbered series. Map: "Hémisphère Atlantique. Avec son Canal, ses Claces, ses Courans, et ses Marées, dans les Mois de Janvier et Féerier."
Topics: Polynesia, Astrolabe Expedition, Ethiopia, description and travel, France, colonies: Maquesas...
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xiv, 416 pages 23 cm.
Topic: Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859, Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander, 1865-1921.
55 pages; 16cm
Topic: Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Spain
12mo; 76 pages: illustrations (part colored); 16 cm. Illustrations by Thomas Derrick
Topic: Don Quixote, children's literature, adaptation
4 pts. in 1 volume(s). 22 cm.
Topic: Accounting — Early works to 1800, Bookkeeping — Early works to 1800.
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56 pages, 14 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topic: Microscopy — Juvenile literature. Biology — Juvenile literature.
[1] blank leaf, [12] pages, [1] blank leaf, leaf numbred "Fo. II", [2] leaves, CXXVI [i.e. CXXVIII] leaves : illustrations(woodcuts) ; 29 cm. (fol.).
Topic: Philosophy and religion — Early works to 1800, Happiness — Early works to 1800
4to: [2] blank leaves, [22], 99, [5] pages, [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, plates (one folded) ;22 cm. Illustrated with engraved plates depicting flowers, animals, marine creatures and genetic deformities. First museum book in French. Paul Contant's illustrated account of his collection of curiosities, one of the earliest scientific collections in Europe, is almost certainly the rarest of all museum books. Dedicated to Contant's fellow Huguenot the Duc de Sully (memorialized in...
Topic: Botany, Pre-Linnean works, poetry, Natural History, Curiosities and wonders, Engravings, France
12 p. l., 505, [61] p.; 31 cm. Running title: Lihro primero[-octavo] de la II parte los Comentarios reales del Perù. Edited by Andrés Gonzâlez de Barcia Carballido y Zúñiga. This second part of the "Commentarios reales" was first printed at Cordova in 1616 and reissued in 1617. Book-plate of Philip Syng Physick Couner of Ortorara. Cecil County, Maryland
Topics: Peru, history, Conquest