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After the ship founders, some seventy-four women and three hundred and seven men survive on the barren shore, from whence they journey to the land of the Sevarambes, an Australian utopia. The work, which also borrows features from the wreck of the Batavia, is one of the most important imaginary voyages to Terra Australis, and is cited as a direct influence on Swift.

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The book thus forms an important link in the long history of seventeenth-century Dutch exploration of the west Australian coast, not least because it dates from a time when the lines between imaginary and real voyages were blurred. This Dutch edition was translated by Gerard van Broekhuizen the same year as the French collected edition, and seemingly based on the French text. Guignard Vendeur : Roger Middleton P.

Oxford, Royaume-Uni. Guignard, Hinges rubbed, small neat repair to top of upper hinge, pale browning and spotting to many pages, otherwise a very good copy. About this Item: Paris, Joseph Cotterau, First edition, rare, a loose translation by Antonio de Melo of the burlesque Della compagnia de Tagliacantoni , by Tommaso Buoni. Here Melo has extended Buoni's Italian original by six chapters and relocated the company from northern Italy to 'Arabia desierta'.

A list of thirty-two adjectives to describe the company 'tremenda terrible elefantina diabolica' prefaces the work; the rules cover clothing, arms, mode of speech, even how to sleep naked, on a hard surface. A most respectable, unrestored first edition in English and French, bound in original leather with five raised bands, title printed in red and black, illustrated with ornamental woodcut headpieces and initials. Boards rubbed, spine and edges with areas of erosion, limited water staining to margins.

Lacking rare frontispiece portraits and final blank page, all other pages present and intact. Misprinted page numbers and for and Rare in any condition, particularly when unrestored; French apothecary and reputed seer Michel de Nostredame December July issued his Les Propheties originally in and gained world-wide fame. About this Item: London, William Crook, Etat : Muy bien.

Retrato, 2 grabados a toda plana y 3 vistas plegadas, todos grabados al cobre. Pergamino del siglo XX, lomo liso, tejuelo rojo. Perhaps no book in any language was ever the parent of so many imitations, and the source of so many fictions as this [Sabin] Exquemelin s book gives a very reliable account of the principal exploits of the buccaneers down to their final disappearence, with the notable exception of their adventures in the South Sea, of which he makes no mention. John Milton, Paradise lost.

Blonnt" to title, some light waterstaining to upper edges, contemporary calf, stained black, scuffed, rebacked in modern morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, folio [Wing M]. Streater for Livewell Chapman, London About this Item: J. Streater for Livewell Chapman, London, Full Calf.

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London: J. Streater for Livewell Chapman. Very Good. Condition: Very Good. Rebacked mid-nineteenth century in morocco; front hinge cracked. Queer but continuous collation: [xii], , [blank], ,[] [blank]. Occasional scholia in a light pen; general browning of the text; fore-edge corners bumped; general wear to boards.

Nonetheless a handsome copy. A copy of the Commonwealth was bought by Thomas Jefferson prior to his departure for France. Kevin Hayes The Road to Monticello calls it the most important book Jefferson bought from the famous Byrd library for the formation of his political thought. Modest heraldic bookplate of William Ford. Geraldo da Vinha], [i. Vendeur : Richard C. Large woodcut vignette on title page.

Woodcut and factotum initials. Small typographical vignette at bottom of fourth unnumbered preliminary leaf. Typographical headpiece on leaf 1 recto, Large typographical vignette on verso of final leaf. Dampstains throughout, mostly light, but somewhat darker in a few leaves. Occasional minor soiling. Final quire coming loose. Small irregular piece of about 1 cm.

Paper flaw or small tear of ca. Despite all these faults, still in good, honest, unsophisticated condition, much better than either of the two copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Occasional old [contemporary? Mid-nineteenth-century blue and white paper label pasted on near head of spine with number "" [a shelf location? Leaf I6 wrongly signed I4. Leaf 25 wrongly numbered 52; 65 wrongly numbered 56; 86 wrongly numbered 73; 87 wrongly numbered 78; 98 wrongly numbered 89; wrongly numbered It was published at least four times in the seventeenth century, once in the eighteenth and several times in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The second edition, Lisbon: Vicente Alvarez, , is even rarer than the first. None of the early editions are common.

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The second leaf, with licenses, is in Portuguese. The rest of the book is entirely in Spanish. There is evidence that he had been sentenced to eight years in the galleys previous to January 1, , and that the penalty had been commuted, but the nature of his offense is not stated.

His novels, though written in a ponderous, affected style, display considerable imagination and insight into character. According to Ward, "His achievement was to blend courtly and picaresque elements into a genre which reacted against the more sordid situations then popular in fiction. His best works are the semi-autobiographical. It is a novella picaresca, with Byzantine episodes that are often difficult to believe. It is a classic? The novella is supposedly unfinished, and appropriately ends with?

The novel is written from the first person, as an autobiography by a soldier from Castilla named Pindaro.

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An example of the complexities of style can be found immediately as the book begins with Pindaro telling of his adventures as a young man. Assuming it is to explain certain erudite literary references, Pindaro says that he studied under Jesuit priests as a young man where he became familiar with the sciences and letters l. Pindaro speaks highly of the Jesuits, stating they were the men to whom Europe owes the glory and education of the nobility and youth? The soldier Pindaro gets into trouble at school which is not very well specified and fearing the punishment that awaited him, he begins his first peregrinacion with his friend Figueroa on the road to Toledo.

The excitement begins when he and Figueroa reach a town called Torrijos. They find a sword leaning against a statue and take it, as they find it appropriate for their trip. Figueroa puts it in his belt because he is the larger of the two boys. The boys continue on their way but hear voices behind them. One of the voices, they soon realize, is the owner of the sword. The owner of the sword chases after them and kicks Figueroa so badly that before Pindaro is none the wiser he looks back at his friend and sees him covered in blood but they continue to run.

Finally the young men are caught not before jumping into a river first because Figueroa is bleeding profusely from the head. The city guards hold them. At this point, because Figueroa is wounded and was carrying the sword, which made him appear to be the more guilty party, Pindaro takes his leave from Figueroa and does not meet up with him again for many years this episode takes place from l.

The work is f. About this Item: London, Printed by E. Second edition, published in the same year as the first, with the omission of the licences to print but adding twenty-three new lines to Problem I, 'Why have Bastards best Fortune' 'Because Fortune herself is a Whore ' , a Problem which, Keynes remarks, 'was particularly insulting to the Court'. In a letter of , probably to Sir Henry Wotton, Donne himself refers to their 'lightnes' for 'they were made rather to deceive tyme than her daughthr truth they are but swaggerers'.

Keynes notes that 'the second edition is now more uncommon than the first'. STC ; Keynes First edition, from the library of Robert Southey, with an ownership inscription an eleven-line note in his distinctive diminutive hand. Pocklington's high church, altar-wise polemic, a rebuff of his former patron, the troublesome bishop John Williams, served him well in the short term: 'It is significant that [in June ] he was sworn a chaplain-in-ordinary to the king' ODNB.

However, with the advent of the Short Parliament in the same book got its author into difficulty. Southey notes: 'For writing this book, and another entitled "Sunday no Sabbath" [], Dr Pocklington was deprived of all his living, dignities and preferments, disabled from ever holding any place or dignity in Church or Commonwealth, and prohibited from ever coming within the verge of the King's Courts. And the book was ordered to be burnt by the hangman. Possibly the poet was thinking of the political insecurities of his own age and position; indeed he expresses a good deal of sympathy and admiration for this fellow courtier, who found himself at the wrong end of what Southey calls an 'abominable tyranny'.

The work was read by Southey as part of his research for The Book of the Church, in which Pocklington is mentioned in volume II, a passage echoing the note here. Though Southey was a prodigious reader he rarely annotated his books; in the sale comprising almost four thousand books, fewer than one hundred feature annotations in his hand. STC About this Item: Antoine Robinot, Paris, Engraved title vignette. Handsome 18th-century tree calf, gilt leather spine label. Small contemporary ink notation at bottom of titlepage, minor worming.

Very good. Both the and French editions are of the greatest rarity and are virtually unobtainable. Streeter had a copy of the present edition, which was bought by Kraus at the Streeter sale and now resides with Kraus' Drake collection at the Library of Congress.

This copy does not contain the map, the case with virtually all copies. Only seven or eight copies of the map are known.

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This edition does include a portion of text not present in the earlier editions. According to Wagner, the "second part" added here is "pure fiction" - an interesting example of the popular demand for Drake's exploits, as well as the subtle melding of fact and myth. It recounts Drake's supposed activities after rounding the Cape of Good Hope. Not a particularly rare edition of Las Casas, but a suitable contemporary companion to the Drake. SABIN JCB 3 II Vendeur : Leakey's Bookshop Ltd. Inverness, Royaume-Uni. About this Item: Henry van Dunewalt, Anvers, Cause, Henrik illustrateur. Pp xxxiv ,2; , 3; iv , 2.

Part 5 published in Title pages to each part with extra engraved title page to the first part. Half page copper plate illustrations to each fable and each with an elaborate tail-piece. Full calf with contrasting spine title labels. Uniform rubbing and hinges sound, but a little tender.

Internally in a fresh condition. Holland], Cologne [actually Amsterdam] About this Item: Jean L'Ingenu [i. Holland], Cologne [actually Amsterdam], Paris: Claude Barbin [i. Holland], Contemporary plain paper boards, spine renewed to style. Light wear to extremities. Evidently the first edition of this scarce work, offering three fictional tales on the theme of buccaneering and piracy in the Americas: "Histoire de Don Diego da Rivera," "Histoire de Mont-Val," and "Le destin de l'homme, ou les aventures de Don Bartelimi de la Cueba, Portugais.

The tales here are drawn from Esquemeling and illustrate the endless appeal of piracy tales. Set in Morocco, this was the first of approximately twenty popular romances produced by female novelist Anne de la Roche- Guilhen Another edition was printed in at Rouen. Perhaps the earliest pirate fiction, drawn from the first edition of the greatest classic in the genre. Flesher, for Richard Marriot.

About this Item: London, Printed by J. L'Aiglon found less favor with the public than did Cyrano. Chantecler, which followed in , was an interesting but not too successful experiment in dramatizing the animal fable, for Parisian theatre-goers, while appreciating the satire of literary and social life in Paris, found it difficult to take seriously the actors costumed to represent cocks and hens.

The lyric passages of this, as of Rostand's other plays, are brilliant examples of versification. Rostand was elected to the Academie Francaise at the comparatively early age of Rostand died in Paris on December 2, L'Aiglon , a poetic drama in six acts, first produced in Staged in a setting of Viennese court life in the precarious year , L'Aiglon deals with the ambitions of the Duke of Reichstadt, son of Napoleon I by his second wife, Marie Louise of Austria.

The son, popularly known as L'Aiglon, "the Eaglet, " is being held in Vienna by Metternich and the Allies as a hostage and as a threat to France. He wishes to return to France to lead the country to new victories worthy of the First Empire, but his frail body proves unequal to the task and he dies of consumption. The heroic Napolenic legend, background for the play, is evoked in the person of the old grenadier, Flambeau.

In spite of its undue length the play has enjoyed great popularity, to which the beauty of its lyrical passages and its general heroic character have largely contributed. Cyrano De Bergerac was first produced in Paris in It is the finest work of its author and one of the greatest successes of the French stage of the 19th century. Roxane discovers the subterfuge only just before the death of Cyrano. Many scenes such as those of the balcony in the third act and that of the autumn evening in the convent garden are justly famous for their beauty and poetry.

The entire play is filled with magnificent lyrical passages, brilliant tirades, wit, pathos, and a remarkable vitality. Richard Mansfield and Walter Hampden made the same role famous in the United States, where the play has for many years enjoyed the greatest popularity. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is known best for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays contrasted with the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. He brought life and vitality into the moribund poetic drama and the almost extinct romantic tragedy.

His felicitous choice of subjects, his skill in handling both the French language and French verse forms contributed in great part to his success, which later criticism has questioned but not seriously undermined. He stressed the importance of the poet in national life, as a teacher and a leader. The couple had two sons, Jean and Maurice. Back to Profile.


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