Lyons: Mathieu Liberal, 1684. Woodcut design on title page. 473, (7) pages. Thick 12mo, full calf, gilt spine (rubbed). Lyons: Mathieu Liberal, 1684. Revised and augmented. Very good. Drips of what looks to be sealing wax on endpapers. Old bookseller's label on front attached endpaper. Small oval abrasion though leather down to board on back cover.
Paris: Pierre Le Petit, 1653. Traduites en Francois par Monsieur Arnauld d'Andilly. Extra engraved title page by Champaige; some woodcut head and tail pieces throughout. , 600,  pages. Thick 12mo, bound in old vellum (early ownership signatures on endpapers; some worming to text but still solid and attractive). Paris: Chez Pierre Le Petit, 1653. Cinquiesme edition. A very good copy.
Augsburg: Alexander Mair, 1603. Celestial Atlas. 51 double page copperplate engravings of celestial charts. Folio 13" x 10". Rubricated edges. Original full blind stamped vellum with minimal warping. Beautiful title page depicts the figure of Atlas, the first professor of astronomy, and Hercules, the first student on astronomy, on pedestals on either side of the title. Along the top of the page, above the title, several other figures are featured, including Apollo, Earth goddess Cybele and Diana. The figure of...
Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978. Illustrated frontispiece. 182pp. 8vo, gilt-stamped green cloth. Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1978). First edition. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise a near fine copy. Twayne's World Authors Series: A Survey of the World's Literature, No. 477. The Netherlands. General editor: Egbert Krispyn.
Paris: Estienne Danguy, 1646. Woodcut initials and decorative head & tailpieces throughout. XII, 225 pages. 12mo, contemporary vellum with calligraphic spine lettering. Paris: Chez Estienne Danguy, 1646. For some reason an attempt was made to obliterate the publisher's information on title, otherwise a solid copy; some pages at rear with neat marginalia, but mostly clean. A very good copy of this scarce book. OCLC lists only 3 copies, including Cambridge & Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Etching. Image measures 4" x 5 1/4". This etching of a cow is from an edition of Nicolaes Berchem's "Animalia," sometimes known as "A Man's Sketchbook." Like other artists of the Dutch Golden Age, during which realistic landscape painting flourished, Berchem made these series of etchings to hone his skills in rendering animals. This image, printed in the mid-17th century, shows a cow in full profile, standing in a somewhat barren landscape. It is in good condition with no chips...