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The QVMAG Library has recently acquired a number of rare books that will augment its collection of early imprints. All items have been catalogued and added to the Library’s rare book collection, located at the Museum at Inveresk.

Four of the items are 17th century publications. All six books are in remarkably good condition for their age; only one item requires conservation work, which will be done onsite at Inveresk by the Museum’s own Conservation Department.

The QVMAG holds a number of rare book collections which contain many and varied works, including 19th century Tasmaniana and Australiana, surviving portions of early northern Tasmanian colonial libraries, as well as antiquarian books dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

To learn more about the Museum’s rare and heritage library collections go to: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/qvmag/index.php?c=230

Authors: Aesop. Mouton, Charles.

Title: Esope en belle humeur, ou, L’elite de ses fables. Enrichies de figures, de discours moraus & de quatrains : Ausquelles on a joint les plus belles fables de Phe`dre & de Pilpai ; et ajoute` un Recueil de Maximes politiques & morales, tire`es des plus ce`le`bres Ecrivains de ce Sie`cle ; pour fervir d’instructions aus Per-sonnes, qui ont a` vivre dans le grand Monde / revue, corrige´e & augmente´e par Charles Mouton.

Edition: Nouvelle edition.

Published: Hambourg : Che`s la Veuve de feu Benj. Schiller, & Jean Christophe Kisner, 1718.

Physical details: Octavo ; 738 p., illustrated (prob. woodcuts), 14 cm. ; Vellum binding ; Parallel text in French and German.

This book is, overall, in excellent condition. This title appears to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). This imprint is appears to be held by no overseas institutions (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Author: Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535.

Title: Henrici Cornelii Agrippae ab Nettesheym, De incertitudine & vanitate omnium

Scientiarum et artium liber, lectu plane jucundus & elegans : cum adjecto indice

capitum : accedunt duo ejusdem auctoris libelli, quorum unus est De nobilitate et

præcellentia foeminei sexvs, ejusdemque supra virilem eminentia, alter De

matrimonio seu coniugio lectu etiam jucundissimi.

Published: Francofurti & Lipsiæ : Sumptibus Haeredvm Plenerianorvm, 1714.

Physical details: Octavo ; 682 p., 14 cm. ; Vellum binding ; Text in Latin.

This book is, overall, in excellent condition. This title appears to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). This imprint is held by four overseas institutions (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Authors: Suetonius. ; Schild, Johannes.

Title: 1. Suetonius Tranquillus, et in cum commentarius / exhibente J. Schildio.

Edition: Editio quarta.

Published: Lugduni Batavorum : ex off. F. Hackii, 1662.

Physical details: Octavo ; 949 p., 20 cm ; Leather binding ; Text in Latin.

Some conservation work is required to the cover. This edition appears to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). It is widely held by overseas institutions (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Author: Raynaud, Theophile.

Title: De prima missa et prærogativis Christianæ Pentecostes / tractatio R.P. Theophili Raynaudi.

Published: Lugduni : Sumpt. Phil. Borde, Lavr. Arnaud, & Claudii Rigaud, 1653.

Physical details: Octavo ; 354 p., 18 cm. ; Leather binding (re-bound) ; Text in Latin.

There is some fraying of the covers and spine. This title appears to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). It is held by 11 overseas institutions (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Author: Cloppenburch, Johannes.

Title: Gangraena theologiae anabaptisticae : disputa ionibus XLIIX publice ventilata / auctore & praeside Iohanne Cloppenbvrgio … in illustri gymnasio Gelro-Velavico 1641, 1642, 1643.

Published: Hardervici : Typis Nicolai a Wieringen, 1644.

Physical details: Octavo ; 456 p., 13 cm. ; Vellum binding ; Text in Latin.

Some pages worn, slight blackening of the cover and some pages. This title appears to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). There are no registered holdings by overseas institutions for this imprint (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Two titles bound together:

Author: Levesque, Antonius.

Title: Enchiridion catholicum in quo continetur doctrina theologica de necessitate, utilitate et forma Deum orandi : acceßere his nonnulla alia, quorum materia ordinem sequens indicat pagella / [auctor:] Antonius Levesque.

Published: Tornaci : J. Hamelius, 1611.

Bound with:

Author: Swert, Johann (Svvertio, Ioanne)

Title: Sacræ Meditationes De Septem Passionis Dominicae Mysteriis : Qvibvs Septem Precationes admodum insignes, & efficaces, cunctisque vtilißimæ sunt adiunctæ, In sacrificio Missæ & Visitatione Ecclesiarum recitandæ / Ex R. P. Lvca Pinello & Dn. Henrico Cvyckio collectæ a Fr. Ioanne Svvertio […].

Published: Coloniae : Apud Conradum Butgenium, 1611.

Physical details: Octavo ; 379 p., 14 cm. ; Vellum binding ; Text in Latin.

This book is, overall, in excellent condition. Both titles appear to be held by no other public institution in Australia (source: Libraries Australia/Trove). ‘Enchiridion …’ is held by one overseas institution and ‘Sacræ Meditationes …’ is held by two overseas institutions (source: OCLC WorldCat).

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Andrew Parsons, QVMAG Library Coordinator 

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