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A Private Mineralogical Museum - With Numerous Specimens from the Americas & The Collection of Albertus Seba

MUSEUMS. CABINETS OF CURIOSITY. MINERALS. Romé de Lisle, Jean-Baptiste Louis de (1736-1790); Dávila, Pedro Francisco (1713-1785)
Catalogue systématique et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l’art, qui composent le cabinet de M. Davila, avec figures en taille-douce.

Paris: M. Lambert for Briasson, 1767

$9,500.00

Three tall octavo volumes: Vol I: xxxvi, 571 pages.; Vol II: vj, 656 pages; Vol III: vi, 290, 286, [1] pp. Collation: I. a-b8, c2, A-Z8, Aa-Mm8, Nn6 (plus 22 plates); II. a3, A-Z8, Aa-Ss8; III. a3, A-S8, T4, a-s8 (plus 8 plates)

First and sole edition of this comprehensive catalogue of the collection of Pedro Francisco Dávila. The Dávila catalog (as it has become known) describes 8,096 mineral specimens that encompass a large range of localities, including a suite of specimens from Potosí in Spanish America (as well as many items from Canada, Mexico, and Paraguay.

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Conlon 67:1238; Nissen (ZBI) 1050; Sinkankas 1594; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 136-40, 166 & 209 [provides a detailed history of the collections]

The Spanish Monarchy & The Thirty Years' War - A Mexican Panegyric

Rodríguez de León, Juan (1590-1644)
Panegyrico augusto, castellano latino. al serenissimo infante cardenal don Fernando de Austria : llanto funebre en las muertes de los catolicos monarcas, Filipo III y Margarita, repetido en la del infante don Carlos : alegria festiva en los casamientos de las magestades de Filipo IIII, el Grande, con doña Isabel de Borbon, Sol de Fracia, del christianissimo Lius XIII con doña Ana de Austria, estrella de España, y Fernando II ya Emperador con doña Maria, luzero de Madrid : celebridad del nacimiento del serenissimo don Baltazar Carlos, Principe de España : epitome de las guerras de Alemania y Flandes, rasgo de las navales de D. Antonio de Oquendo, y don Carlos de Ibarra, muerte de Gustavo Adolfo, Rey de Suecia, batalla de Norlingen, y entrada del infante D. Fernando victorioso en Flandes. dedicale a la S.C.R.M. de Filipo IIII, el Grande, el doctor Juan Rodriguez de Leon, Canonigo de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Tlaxcala, en Nueua España

Mexico: Bernardo Calderon, 1639

$4,900.00

Quarto: 23.3 x 16 cm. Woodcut additional title page, [19], 34 leaves. Collation: π4, a2, b-d4, A-I4

"Juan Rodríguez de León Pinelo was born in Lisbon in 1590 and died in Puebla de los Ángeles (Tlaxcala) in 1644. He was the eldest son of a family descended from Portuguese Jews, some of them prosecuted and executed by order of the Inquisition. To escape such persecutions, Juan Rodríguez's father, a young and entrepreneurial merchant, decided to move to America, where he arrived in 1594.

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Medina, Mexico 513; Palau 274218; Sabin 40089

For Graduates & Faculty of the University of Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO. Beye de Cisneros y Quijano, Manuel Ignacio (1718-1787)
Manuale formarum juramentorum ab his præstandorum, qui in Rectores, Consiliarios, & Officiales in hac alma, Imperiali, Mexicana Academia eliguntur, & ab his, qui gradu aliquo majori, vel minori sunt insigniendi. Fidei item professio secundum Sanctum Œcumenicum Concilium Tridentinum, quam juxta Constitutiones, ac Sanctiones ejusdem Universitatis emittere tenentur majori, vel minori gradu decorandi, quique Cathedras sunt moderaturi, antequam earum possessionem nanciscantur. Ad Imperialis Mexiceæ Academiæ usum typis mandatum jussu D.D.D. Emmanuelis Ignatii Beye, Zisneros, et Quixano, prædictae Universitatis olim Consiliarij, Decreti Exedræ semel, atque iterum Moderatoris, Regiæ Curiæ Causidici,& tandem Rectoris munus exercentis.

Mexico: Ex novâ Typographiâ editioni Bibliothecae Mexicanae destinatâ, 1759

$5,600.00

Quarto: 26.5 x 21 cm. [25] leaves: signatures [A]8 (blank [A]7 and [A]8 are canceled), B-D4, E2, F4, G4 (- blanks G2-G4) (blank [A]1 is present). Complete.

A handsome Mexican imprint, with a skillful engraving of the University’s intricate coat of arms by Francisco C. Rodríguez. See Mathes (La Ilustración en México colonial, p. 154; Register 4531).

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Bancroft Sale (Bangs, 1900) 429. Beristáin de Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Setentrional (1883), Vol. I, p. 310. Bibliotheca Mejicana 1027. Blake 3184: “Of the utmost rarity.” Medina, México 4531. Palau 28851. Ramírez Sale 475. Sabin 44420.