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         Ratio Disciplinae Fratrum Nov- Anglorum. A Faithful Account of the Discipline prosessed and practised; in the churches of New-England. With interspersed and instructive reflections on the discipline of the primitive churches

      Boston: printed for S. Gerrish in Cornhill, 1726. Small octavo, signed in 4s. (6 1/2 x 4 inches). [2],iv,10,207,[3]pp., including contents leaf. (Minor spotting, occasional small tears to margins ). Contemporary American brown morocco, covers panelled in blind, the inner panel with small flower-spray tools at each corner, the flat spine divided into compartments by intermittent rolls in blind. In a half morocco slipcase. Mather reviews church principles - a key work of New England church history. One of Cotton Mather's most important works and an "important exposition of the tenets of Congregationalism that carefully reaffirms the principles of the Cambridge Platform" (Streeter). Holmes reveals that although published in 1726, the work was actually written in 1701, quoting from Mather's Diary from October 3 of that year: "About this Time I finished a Work, which cost me much Time, and Care and Study. I wrote in a Book of above an hundred pages in Quarto, an account of the Principles and Practices of the Churches of New England. But I embellished it all along, with a further Account of what was done in the primitive Churches, which required some exquisite labor. I concluded, that a Book of this Importance, would have a mighty Tendency, to preserve the holy Discipline in our own Churches, from the Dangers of the Apostasy which may threaten it, and promote the Designs of Reformation abroad in the world." Holmes reviews and explains the many delays in Mather publishing the work, the addition of Increase Mather's Attestation dated 1719 and the eventual publication in 1726. The final publication was nearly derailed as the original manuscript was scattered by a strong gust of wind, with the loose sheets finding their way into the garden, the wood pile, and strangers's hands. That every page was recovered without the loss of a single sentence was, as Mather reveals in a letter to Thomas Prince, a sign that the "Angel of the Lord Look'd after it ... I don't wonder that such a work must be brought forward with a Struggle. Tis a sign, tis for the Kingdome of God!" (quoted in Holmes). This copy with important provenance to John Cotton (1693-1757), the minister of the Church in Newton and the great grandson of Puritan divine John Cotton (1585-1652), the maternal grandfather of Cotton Mather. Church 903; Evans 2775; Holmes 318; Sabin 46474; Streeter Sale 672.

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         Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships

      London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726., 1726. FIRST EDITIONS; Teerink's "B" Edition, portrait second state as usual. 2 volumes. 8vo Vol.I: pp. (viii), title, [2] Contents, 148; title, [4] Contents, 164. Vol.II: title, [4] Contents, 155; title, [6] Contents, 199. Bound in late 19th Century full mottled calf by Riviere & Son for Charles E. Lauriat. Raised bands, rules and extra gilt with floral centres, brown and green labels, titled in gilt. Gilt rule to boards, edges rolled and gilt inner dentelles with marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 5 maps and 1 plate. Joints a little tender, though both volumes remain tight. Bookplate of Davenport Brown to front pastedown. Small loss to fore-edge of Part II, page 7, not touching the text, otherwise a clean first edition copy, finely bound, of this classic of English Literature. Teerink p.192.

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         The Political History of the Devil, as well Ancient as Modern, in two parts

      London: Warner. 1726. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1726, 8vo, original paneled calf, new sympathetic leather spine with gilt leather spine label, frontispiece, 408 pp. VG copy, light wear to corners, minor wear to endpapers, title page has very small hole in its center, relieving 'Ancient' of its 'T'. Otherwise very nice copy of this rarity.

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         MEMOIRES DE MR. JEAN KER DE KERSLAND; CONTENANT SES NÉGOTIATIONS SECRÈTES EN ECOSSE, EN ANGLETERRE, DANS LES COURS DE VIENNE, DE HANOVER, & EN D'AUTRES PAÏS ÉTRANGERS

      Rotterdam: Chez Jean Daniel Beman, 1726-1728.. Three volumes bound in one. [24],302,[18]; [16],228,35; [6],308 [i.e. 310],[12]pp. Two engraved frontispiece portraits (identical), folding engraved map. Woodcut title vignettes, ornaments, and initials. 19th- century calf, elaborately tooled in blind, spine gilt-extra. Moderate tanning, front free endpaper detached. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. First French edition (after the original English edition published in 1726- 27 by Edmund Curll) of this important work about the French possessions in America, with much on the commercial history of the region. The book details the rise and progress of the Ostend Company and the French in Louisiana. The handsome engraved folding map depicts the eastern half of the present-day United States, and is entitled "A New Map of Louisiana and the River Mississippi." "Volume II contains curious details respecting Louisiana and the French Dominions in America..." - Sabin. Ker was a notorious figure, working as a spy for both the government and the Jacobites alike. His schemes finally caught up with him and he died in debtor's prison in 1726. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 726/118. HOWES K101a. SABIN 37601.

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         Opera Omnia . . . Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices adjecit, David Wilkins [etc.]. Three Volumes in Six

      Typis Guil. Bowyer impensis J. Walthoe and 21 others Londini: Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others], 1726. Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked in vellum, some damage to one board and a bit of staining, ex-library, else a clean usable set Still the only edition of Selden's works, a fit tribute to the man whose name Maitland chose to grace the Selden Society and whose output (in Holdsworth's words) "astonished his own contemporaries and astonishes us"; with the frontispiece

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         THE HISTORY OF THE WARS OF NEW-ENGLAND, WITH THE EASTERN INDIANS. OR, A NARRATIVE OF THEIR CONTINUED PERFIDY AND CRUELTY

      Boston: Printed by T. Fleet, for S. Gerrish...and D. Henchman..., 1726.. [2],iv,[2],134,[1]pp., including in-text woodcuts. 12mo. Antique-style speckled calf, ruled in gilt, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and a gilt morocco label. Titlepage has been backed with paper, expertly repairing a small tear in the center foredge, with two letters in the date "1725" in fine facsimile. First text leaf repaired in margins, as are leafs S1 and S2, resulting in loss of a few letters of text. Text trimmed quite close, occasionally shaving a page number or the outer letter of a line of text. "Advertisement" (i.e. Errata) leaf in expert facsimile, as is almost always the case with this book. Still a very good copy overall. One of the primary sources for the early Indian wars of New England, describing the fighting on the northern and eastern borders of Massachusetts during Queen Anne's War of 1703-13 as well as fighting in 1722-25. Vail calls it an "excellent history," and Field adds that Penhallow's "work on the Indian wars is esteemed as the highest authority on that subject." Penhallow, although having gone to Massachusetts as a missionary, became a chief justice of the colony, and as such was in an excellent position to know about colonial military affairs. A very rare book, accorded a "c" rating by Howes. Vail calls it an "excellent history," and Field ranks it "among the rarest of New England imprints." HOWES P201, "c." CHURCH 904. EVANS 2796. SABIN 59654. FIELD 1202. STREETER SALE 674. VAIL 351.

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         Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A full and plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions...The Advantages whereof, the Reader may under stand out of Dr. H. More's Account prefixed hereunto. Also, Two Authentick, but wonderful Stories of certain Swedish Witches. Done into English by Dr. Horneck. With Some Account of Mr. Glanvil's Life and Writings

      London:, 1726.. Fourth edition,with additions.. 8vo.. Contemp. paneled calf,rebacked, spine banded, title gilt, new endpapers,some minor foxing and paper toning. Frontispiece, t.p. in red and black, lacks frontis. to second part., has plate of stones facing p498. Glanville (1636-80) became chaplain to Charles II. "His interest in the occult was fostered by his belief that science could explain the supernatural, and was reinforced by his personal experience of the drummer fiend of Tedworth...It is easy to laugh at Glanville's gullibility; yet theoretically he tried to be skeptical and objective, and to sift the evidence for the supernatural in the anecdotes told him. In this respect he may be regarded as the father of modern psychical research." R.H. Robbins Henry More (1614-87) spent his life in the confines of Christ's Church College, Cambridge emerging only for Lady Ragley's séances and local witch trials. He is one of the leaders of the Cambridge Platonists but also was a staunch defender of the belief in witchcraft. "No English writer accepted so completely and unreservedly the whole paraphernalia of witchcraft constructed by such men as Remy and Bodin." R.H. Robbins. ESTC t103255. Caillet 4562. Cornell,Witchcraft 239. Cat Psychical Research Society 235. Coumont G38.10.

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         A Treatise of Gavelkind . . . With sundry emergent Observations . . . [on] the Common Law of this Kingdome [etc.]. Second Edition [with] John Anstis, Observations Introductory to an Historical Essay upon the Knighthood of the Bath

      Best edition of the treatise which Holdsworth calls Somner's "most important work [on] the antiquities of our legal history", bound with the work by John Anstis proposing "a new order of chivalry based on a revival of the medieval Order of the Bath". Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a bit of foxing, else a good clean copy; with the engraved frontispiece. [1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman, London, 1726 & 1725.

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         The Charter Granted by their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with] Acts and Laws, Of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with one further act] Cushing 343-345, 349

      Among the earliest collected laws of the Province, preceded only by those of 1699 and 1714, together with the Province's Charter and then supplemented by the laws for the immediately succeeding session held in the year of the laws' publication. Contemporary panelled sheep, quite worn and somewhat bowed, the rear board detached and the front loose, some foxing, else a crisp desirable copy. Printed by B. Green . . . for Benjamin Eliot [etc.], Boston, 1726-27.

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         Opera Omnia . . . Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices adjecit, David Wilkins [etc.]. Three Volumes in Six

      Still the only edition of Selden's works, a fit tribute to the man whose name Maitland chose to grace the Selden Society and whose output (in Holdsworth's words) "astonished his own contemporaries and astonishes us"; with the frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked in vellum, some damage to one board and a bit of staining, ex-library, else a clean usable set. Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others], Londini, 1726.

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         IL PERFETTO LEGGENDARIO DELLA VITA, E FATTI DI N.S. GIESÙ CRISTO E DI TUTTI I SANTI, De'quali celebra la Festa, e recita l'Officio la Santa Chiesa Cattolica, conforme al Breviario Romano. Insieme con le vite di molti altri Santi, Che non sono nel Calendario: con molte autorità, e figure della Sacra Scrittura, accommodate a proposito di ciascun Santo... sotto il titolo di FLOS SANCTORUM... In piena impressione arricchito dalle Vite de' Santi, che sono stati Canonizati, ò aggiunti dalla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente X , Innocentio XI, et Alessandro VIII. In Venetia, et in Bassano Per Gio. Antonio Remondini, 1726.

      Ril. in pergam. coeva succesivam. riportata su cartone, tit. manoscritto al dorso, cm 23,5x17, cc. 12 non numer., pp 896 , 168 xilogr. di piccole dimens a 2 a piena pag. segue: Leggendario delle vite de' Santi detti Estravaganti, raccolto da gravi, e approvati Auttori... Nuovamente con diligenza tradotto dalla Spagnuola in Lingua Italiana per Don Timoteo da Bagno Monaco Camaldolese... In Venetia, et in Bassano, Per Gio. Antonio Remondini, 1726, pp 160. Buon front. in rosso e nero con marca tipograf. anticamente rifoferato. Varie carte presentano una diffusa leggera brunitura e qualche contenuta gora da sporco, contenute tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro più che discreto esempl.

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         The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New : Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches

      John Baskett Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty Edinburgh John Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty 1726vg Quarto. [1140]pp. Full paneled black morocco, gold decorated spine. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Extra-Illustrated with 151 Dramatic Engraved Plates. The new testament has a separate title page and is dated 1726. Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. The earliest Edinburgh Bible bearing Baskett's name. Extra illustrations are in all probability Dutch, with no indication as to the artist or the engraver on the plates. However, some plates display the names of J. Doesburgh, Suisse, and Matthias Scheits. Minor shelf wear. Corners slightly rubbed. Previous owner's ex-libris on free front endpaper and previous owner's name written on title-page. Front endpaper page partly detached. Very minor foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall very good to near fine condition.

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         Resumo para os principiantes da explicaçaõ das oyro partes da Oraçaõ. Com algumas noticias mais accessarias para a construcçaõ della, a que vulgarmente chamaõ Syntaxinha

      Lisboa Occidental Miguel Rodrigues 1726. Lisboa Occidental (Miguel Rodrigues), 1726.. 77, (1)pp. 8vo. Handsome contemporary Portuguese dark red morocco, the covers richly gilt with filigreed central medallions within fillets and cornerpieces, and ornamental borders. Raised bands, the spine gilt in compartments. Handsome buntpapier endpapers and flyleaves in contrasting green and red-gilt patterns. Not in OCLC. Small split at top of front hinge, inconspicuous small loss at head of spine. A fine early eighteenth-century Portuguese binding.

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         Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita... 3 Vols. in 6 books, Complete

      1726. Selden, John [1584-1654]. Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita. Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices Adjecit, David Wilkins. London: Guil Bowyer [Volume One]; S. Palmer [Volume Two]; T. Wood [Volume Three], 1726. Three volumes in six books. Complete set. Various paginations. Text in double columns. Folio (9-1/2" x 15"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked retaining original extra-gilt spines, hinges mended. Some rubbing, rubbed, front joint of volume one cracking. Copperplate portrait frontispiece by George Vertue after P.Lely, woodcut and copperplate text illustrations and ornaments, woodcut head and tail-pieces, several leaves printed in red and black. Internally fresh. An attractive set. * First collected edition. Limited to 750 sets, edited, with preface, index and life of the author, by Dr. David Wilkins. Witha subscriber list. Texts in English and Latin. Collects all of the major legal treatises, antiquarian studies and oriental studies of a pivotal scholar in English legal history. Among the titles included are De Anno Civili Veteris Ecclesiae Judaicae Dissertatio, De Diis Syris, Dissertatio ad Fletam, Mare Clausum, Epistolae & Poemata, Titles of Honour, Uxor Ebraica, The History of Tythes, Of the Judicature in Parliament, Speeches and Arguments and Table Talk. This set is notable also for its handsome layout and typography, which features Roman, Italic and Hebrew type created for Bowyer by William Caslon. Updike refers to it as Bowyer's "greatest achievement" and as "a stupendous piece of work". Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:36 (76). Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 635. Updike, Printing Types II:102, 136-137.

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         Biblia Sacra ex Sebastiani Castellionis Interpretatione, Ejusque Postrema Recognitione (Volume 1)

      Excudebat Jacob. Bettenham. Impensis J. Knapton R. Knaplock J. & B. Sprint D. Midwinter A. Bettesworth J. Bowyer W.&am Londini: Excudebat Jacob. Bettenham. Impensis J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, J. & B. Sprint, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth, J. Bowyer, W.& J. Innys, J. Osborne & J. Longman, R. Robinson, & B. Mott. 1726. First. First edition. Volume one only. 12mo. xxxiv, [2], 408pp. Text in Latin. From the library of American book collector Ralph H. Isham, with his engraved bookplate on the front pastedown. Contemporary inscription in an unknown hand in ink on the front free endpaper: "Presented to H:L: Piozzi by Dr. Sam: Johnson when Hester Lynch Thrale. --- Disapproved in Italy, where only the Vulgate is received." Contemporary full sheep, dark red morocco spine label, gilt edges. Light cracking to the joints, very good. Housed in a dark red full morocco box with gold silk interior and gold edges, presumably commissioned by Isham, with the Johnson presentation in gilt on the front cover: "Bible presented to Mrs. Thrale by Dr. Johnson." Front joint of the box is professionally repaired, very good. Best known today for his purchase and publication of the James Boswell Papers from Malahide Castle in the 1920s, Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Isham collected numerous rare materials relating to Boswell, Johnson, and Hester Thrale. A nice association. ESTC T94913. .

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         Oeuvres De Maitre Francois Rabelais

      Henri Bordesius. Amsterdam. Henri Bordesius. 1725-1726 Mixed matching binding. Bound in full calfskin. Gilt tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs. 2 volumes with raised bands. Morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. 12mo (6.5" x 4"). An esteemed reprinting of the Le Duchat Edition ( 1711 ). Brunet 4; 1059 Illustrated with an engraved pictorial half-title page, frontis,3 folding engraved plates a folding map and various page decorations throughout. Covers and spines well rubbed. Several joints starting but all covers are firmly attatched. Several head pieces lacking. Several tiny insect holes to spine label of volume 1. Several plates lightly toned with one or two folding wrinkles. Map presents toning and marginal folding and one tear to lower quadrant.A Very Good, highly decorative eighteenth century set of this very desireable printing.Featured Sets.

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         The Four Years Voyages of Capt. George Roberts; being a Series of Uncommon Events, which befell him In a Voyage to the Islands of the Canaries, Cape de Verde and Barbadoes, from whence he was bound to the Coast of Guiney...Written by himself.

      London, A. Bettesworth, 1726. 8vo. Later full cloth. Gilt lettering on back. A library-number at lower part of back. Verso of title with engraved coat of arms (Bucknay) and a small stamp. Title with a tear repaired and some foxing to titlepage. 86),458 pp., 4 engraved plates and 1 folded engraved map. Small stamp at end and some light yellowing to leaves.. First edition. Wilson in his Life of Defoe, and others have suggested, that the work is fictitious and written by Defoe, but not all agree in this matter. - Sabin 71888 - Lowndes IV:2103

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         A comment on forty two histories discribed [sic] by Hippocrates in the first and third books of his Epidemics. In the first part Hippocrates's pathology is explained, and defended; and his notion of fevers, their causes, several crises, and the particular states of the air, which disposes to the several epidemics, are described. In the second part are fourteen histories of the first book of the Epidemics. In the third part are twenty eight histories of the third book of the Epidemics. The general method of curing an epidemical fever is deduced from Hippocrates's histories; and since the bark may be successfully used after imperfect crises. By this method we may accommodate the old and new practice in the cure of fevers. To which is added a letter, to shew that Hippocrates mentions a year of 360 days, which is Daniel used, chap. IX. and that prophecy is explained from the copy of it in the Septuagint

      printed and sold by J. Isted London: printed and sold by J. Isted. 1726. First edition, 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 232; blindstamped contemporary paneled calf, unadorned spine; extremities rubbed, short tear entering from the top margin on p. 2; a good, sound copy, unrestored. Bound with, as issued: A Letter to the Rev. Dr. John Gibson … concerning the interpretation of Daniel's Prophecy, London, 1726 which occupies pp. [199]-232;Floyer (1649- 1734) was the first physician to make regular observations on the rate of the pulse, and was a powerful advocate of cold bathing. He also gave the first description of emphysema.

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         CORPS UNIVERSEL DIPLOMATIQUE DU DROIT DES GENS ; contenant un RECUEIL DES TRAITEZ D'ALLIANCE, DE PAIX, DE TREVE, de neutralite, de commerce, d'échange, de protection et de garantie, de toutes le conventions, transactions, pactes, concordats, et autres contrats, qui ont ete faits en EUROPÉ, depuis le Regne de l'empereur Charle-Magne jusques a present ; LES CAPITULATIONS IMPERIALES ET ROYALES, LES DROITS ET LES INTERETS DES PRINCES ET ETATS DE L'EUROPÉ. + SUPPLEMENT AU CORPS UNIVERSEL DIPLOMATIQUE DU DROIT DES GENS..

      P.Brunel, R. et G. Wetstein, Amsterdam, 1726 - 1739. In French. 8024+2823 pages. 11 vol. Contemporary full-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Marbeled endpapers. Marbeled edges. Massiv folio. Tome 1-3, 5 and 7-8 including 2 parts.Tome 4 and 6 including 3 parts, printed 1726-1731. The supplement are in 3 bindings, 1:2, 2:3 and 3:2, total 7 parts, printed in 1739. Includes frontespieces and engraved vignettes. Main titlepages printed in red and black. Covers slightly torn with rubbed edges, and partly bumped corners. Corpus i VG condition. Partly printed in german, latin, spanish and dutch.. Exlibris Ragnar Kumlin (1897-1979), diplomat and swedish ambassador in Paris 1956-1965

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         (GULLIVERÕS) TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD IN FOUR PARTS

      BY LEMUEL GULLIVER, FIRST A SURGEON AND THEN A CAPTAIN OF SEVERAL SHIPS. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, 1726. 2 vols. First edition, second issue, Teerink's state AA. Illustrated with Second state frontisportrait, "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat Suae LVII," inscription in the border surrounding the oval portrait and the Latin in a separate box below. The paper bears vertical chain lines, four maps, two plans. Four parts, each with separate paging; pts. I-II, and IV, special title-pages; pt. III has only general t.-p. Page 16 of volume I, line 5: ÒunderstookÓ; title to part IV, the word ÒvoyageÓ is not capitalized; page 37 of part IV, line 2: ÒLanguxgeÓ. pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full recent, period speckled calf. With five raised bands, gilt rules, black morocco labels, covers tooled with complementary onlays, in period style. Heavy tanning of fore edges of first and last three original leaves of volume 1 and to fore edges of first and last original leaf of volume 2. Moderate to heavy damp staining of top fore corners, Book 1, pp [i] - 37, and moderate splash to fore corners of Book 2, pp 122 to end of volume 1. Last 12 leaves stained at top fore-corner of Book 4, volume 2. Except as noted very good, bright text in near fine bindings. Teerink 290; Rothschild 2104; Grolier, 100. Very good/No dust jacket. SwiftÕs Captain Gulliver voyaged to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubdubdrib, Japan, and Houyhnhnms, coming back full of the wonders he had seen, giving voice to SwiftÕs satiric genius and adding to the richness of the language. A high point of modern fiction. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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         Unterricht Von der Magia Naturali und derselben Medicinischen Gebrauch auf Magische Weise, wie auch bezauberte Dinge zu curiren; Welchem beygef¸get Ein Neu-er?ffnetes Kunst-Cabinet Magia Naturali und Antonii Mizaldi Hundert Curieuse Kunst-St¸cke mit einem n?tigen Regster (bound with) Hundert acht und dreissig neu-endeckte und vollkommen bew?hrte Geheimnisse oder allerhand magische / spagyrische/ sympathetische und antipathetische Kunst-St¸cke,

      Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai / Carl Christoph Immig Franckfurth und Leipzig Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai / Carl Christoph Immig 1724 & 1726fair " 8vo. Three-quarter vellum over paper boards. 2 vols. in 1, each with frontispiece and title page in red and black. (12), 296 pp., (22); (6), 164 pp., (8). Fascinating 18th century hand manual on the use of natural magic in medicine and healing for humans and animals by Johann Nikolaus Martius. Ornamental head- and tail pieces. Few decorative initials throughout. Handwritten notes on front and rear endpaper. Newspaper clippings (two attached, one loose) at rear of volume. Back board cracked, but not broken. Handwritten title, author and year on spine. Front and back hinges starting, holding tight. First leaf in second volume (frontispiece and title page) loose - suggesting that it was inserted after binding. Some browning and staining of some pages not affecting text. Index. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. Full title-page of second work: "Hundert acht und dreissig neu-endeckte und vollkommen bew?hrte Geheimnisse oder allerhand magische / spagyrische/ sympathetische und antipathetische Kunst-St¸cke, derer eines allein den Besitzer viel Geld gekostet hat. Bey dieser neuen Auflage wiederum mit sehr vielen anderen Geheimnissen und einem vollst?ndigen Register vermehret, auch durchgehends verbessert."

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         Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.

      In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. London: Printed for Benj. Motte 1726. Part III and IV second edition. Engraved frontespiece, viii,(4),148; (6),149-310; (10),154; (8),155-353,(1 blank) pp. + 6 plates. Engraved headpieces. Later sprinkled calf, alledges gilt. Cracked upper joint first volume, still holding. Repair to title second volume, signature removed new paper added also corners repaired "The Contents". 20 x 12,5 cm and 19 x 12,5 cm.. Teerink B

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         Neu=eröffnete Mathematische Werck=Schule, Oder Gründliche Anweisung, Wie die Matgematische Instrumenten nicht allein schicklich und recht zu gebrauchen, sondern auch auf die beste und accurateste Manier zu verfertigen, zu probiren, und allerzeit in guten Stand zu erhalten...Bey dieser Dritten Auflage vermehret, von Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr. + Weitere Eröffnung der neuen...der zu Geometrie und Optique gehörigen Instrumenten... + Dritte Eröffnung der neuen...Astronomischen Instrumenten beschrieben wird... (3 Theile).

      Nürnberg, C.C. Monath, 1726, 1727, 1728. 4to. Cont. full vellum. Richly gilt back. Engraved frontispiece, 3 titlepages in red/black. (14),432;;(8),48;(10),176 pp. and 62 large folded engraved plates (30+20+12). Stamp at foot of first title (Greve Scheel). A few of the first section of plates with some small tears, no loss. A few margins with light browning, but fine.. This third edition of the esteemed work on instruments, is the largest and most profusely illustrated and it was enlarged by Doppelmayr. - Poggendorff I:194

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         A New System of Agriculture. Being a Complete Body of Husbandry and Gardening...In Five Books. Containing All the best and latest, as well as many new Improvements, useful to the Husbandman, Grazier, Planter, Gardener and Florist. Wherein are interspersed many curious Observations on Vegetation; on the Diseases of Trees, and the general Annoyances to Vegetables, and their probable Cures

      Engraved frontis., two engraved plates, & several engravings in the text.12 p.l., 456 pp. Folio, cont. panelled calf (head of spine & corners a little worn, upper joint a little cracked at head & tail), red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: T. Woodward, 1726. First edition.The Rev. Laurence (1668-1732), Prebendary of Salisbury, devoted all his spare time to his garden and became very knowledgeable on gardening matters.We learn from ODNB that he was especially successful with pears. He wrote a series of noteworthy books on the subject, this being his most ambitious. Fine and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate. ❧ Fussell, I, pp. 100-02. Henrey, II, pp. 415-24 & no. 945. .

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         A learned dissertation on dumpling; its dignity, antiquity, and excellence, with a word upon pudding. And many other useful discoveries, of great benefit to the publick ... The sixth edition

      London: J. Roberts. 1726. Small 8vo, pp. [4], 25, [7]; later full calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label lettered in gilt on spine; white library cloth in gutters of flyleaves. A Learned Dissertation is a political tract in which his Whiggish sentiments are obviously intended to be detected in spite of the veil of domestic terminology. The authorship is dubious. NCBEL attributes it to T. Gordon. "A satirical imitation of [Ambrose] Philip's pretentious style of writing" (Halkett & Laing, 2nd ed.). Part 2 is Namby Pamby: or, A panegyric on the new versification address'd to A-- P-- Esq. BM notes that Namby Pamby is attributed to Henry Carey while A Learned dissertation is "doubtfully attributed to Carey." Halkett & Laing state: "Attributed ... to Henry Carey ... erroneously ascribed to Thomas Gordon." OCLC notes that the first is sometimes attributed to John Arbuthnot. Teerink, p. 399 lists it as a doubtful work by Swift.

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         [THE DOCTRINE OF MORALITY, OR A VIEW OF HUMAN LIFE]. MORAL VIRTUE DELINEATED

      [London]: [J. Darby, A. Betteswort &c], [1726]. Second Edition. Hardcover. Neat contemporary ink inscription to first title, very small worm tracks to upper corner of about half of the pages. Lovely plates, very clean. Near Fine. Tall Folio (8-3/4" x 14-1/2") bound in full calf neatly rebacked. Two parts in one volume, lacking the printed title page, as seems often to be the case. Text in French and English. Translated by Thomas Manington Gibbs. Illustrated with two engraved title pages, a frontispiece, a portrait, and 103 engraved plates, all nearly full page, along with engraved head- and tail-pieces.

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         Oeuvres De Maitre Francois Rabelais

      Amsterdam. Henri Bordesius. 1725-1726 Mixed matching binding. Bound in full calfskin. Gilt tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs. 2 volumes with raised bands. Morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. 12mo (6.5" x 4"). An esteemed reprinting of the Le Duchat Edition ( 1711 ). Brunet 4; 1059 Illustrated with an engraved pictorial half-title page, frontis,3 folding engraved plates a folding map and various page decorations throughout. Covers and spines well rubbed. Several joints starting but all covers are firmly attatched. Several head pieces lacking. Several tiny insect holes to spine label of volume 1. Several plates lightly toned with one or two folding wrinkles. Map presents toning and marginal folding and one tear to lower quadrant.A Very Good, highly decorative eighteenth century set of this very desireable printing.Featured Sets.

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         (GULLIVERÕS) TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD IN FOUR PARTS

      BY LEMUEL GULLIVER, FIRST A SURGEON AND THEN A CAPTAIN OF SEVERAL SHIPS. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, 1726. 2 vols. First edition, second issue, Teerink's state AA. Illustrated with Second state frontisportrait, "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat Suae LVII," inscription in the border surrounding the oval portrait and the Latin in a separate box below. The paper bears vertical chain lines, four maps, two plans. Four parts, each with separate paging; pts. I-II, and IV, special title-pages; pt. III has only general t.-p. Page 16 of volume I, line 5: ÒunderstookÓ; title to part IV, the word ÒvoyageÓ is not capitalized; page 37 of part IV, line 2: ÒLanguxgeÓ. pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full recent, period speckled calf. With five raised bands, gilt rules, black morocco labels, covers tooled with complementary onlays, in period style. Heavy tanning of fore edges of first and last three original leaves of volume 1 and to fore edges of first and last original leaf of volume 2. Moderate to heavy damp staining of top fore corners, Book 1, pp [i] - 37, and moderate splash to fore corners of Book 2, pp 122 to end of volume 1. Last 12 leaves stained at top fore-corner of Book 4, volume 2. Except as noted very good, bright text in near fine bindings. Teerink 290; Rothschild 2104; Grolier, 100. Very good/No dust jacket. SwiftÕs Captain Gulliver voyaged to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubdubdrib, Japan, and Houyhnhnms, coming back full of the wonders he had seen, giving voice to SwiftÕs satiric genius and adding to the richness of the language. A high point of modern fiction. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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         GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

      1726. Very Good. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. In FOUR PARTS. By LEMUEL GULLIVER, First a SURGEON, and then a CAPTAIN of several SHIPS. Vol. I.[II.] London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1726[-1727]. Mixed first and second edition. Four parts bound in two octavo volumes: xii,148,[vi],164; [vi],155,[1 blank],199,[1 blank]. Engraved frontisportrait of Gulliver in Vol. I in the usual second state, with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of..." on the oval and a Latin inscription on the tablet. Also illustrated with four maps, two plans, and numerous wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary calf boards, expertly rebacked with later matching calf spines and leather labels, all edges stained red. Early ink ownership on front fly-leaf of Vol. I. Boards have gently rounded fore- corners and abraded surfaces. The lower joint of Vol II is starting. Rear endpapers in both volumes are replacements and are slightly toned. Occasional light foxing and/or soling to text, but very good overall. Vol. I is first edition, second printing (Teerink no. 290: first edition state AA) throughout, with all titles, typos, pagination, and signatures as called for. Vol. II is second edition (Teerink no. 293) throughout, with all titles, typos, omissions, pagination, and signatures as called for, including "The Second Edition, Corrected" on the title-page and the facing page of advertisements. Gulliver's Travels was an immediate success upon publication (28 October 1726), requiring many rapid, subsequent printings to meet demand, all of which has led to its bibliographical complexity. For example, the time elapsed between the printing of the two volumes in this set was only six months. And based upon the style, condition, and wear to the bindings of these volumes, they were probably mated at or immediately after publication in 1727.

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         Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S.

      Jean de Jerusalem, appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malte. Par M. l'Abbé de Vertot. 1-4. Paris, Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ (12),+ 696 pp.+ 25 engr. plats,+ 3 fold. engr. maps; (2),+ 719 pp.+ 19 engr. plates,+ engr. plan over Rhodes; (2),+ 552 pp.+ 5 engr. plates,+ 2 fold. engr. maps; (2),+ 240,+ (2),+ 4,+ 2,+ 408,+ 221,+ (1),+ XX pp.+ 21 engr. plates. With 4 engr. vignettes. Minor foxing and a few minor spots, page 317-318 in part 3 with small paper repair and page 151-152 in the last pagination in volume 4 with a tear. Well preserved contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt with beige and blue labels, red marbled edges. Four volumes, a minor tear at the spine of volume four. Graesse VI, 288. Brunet V, 1149. Cohen-de Ricci 1011. A fine and complete set, with 6 engr. maps and 70 engr. portraits, of the first edition of Vertot's important work on the Chevaliers de Malte

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         A Treatise of the Five Orders of Columns in Architecture. To Which is Annexíd, A Discourse Concerning Pilasters. Made English by John James of Greenwich

      Printed for John Senex London Printed for John Senex 1726 Third edition vg Elephant folio. [8], XII, XXI, [3], 131, [1], [4]pp. Original calf expertly rebacked, with blind-stamped tooling on covers and gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Gold tooling along edges. Title page with vignette. Additional engraved dedication page. In his Treatise of the Five Orders (first published in 1676) Perrault attacked the theories of proportion of antiquity. By drawing lucid distinctions between things of absolute and relative beauty, he shook to the foundations the authority of classical antiquity and opened the way for modern values. The Colonnade showed his aversion to both the frozen formulas of the academic tradition and the emotional excesses of the Italian baroque and demonstrated that architectural proportions truly concordant with French taste could be elastic and subjective. This exquisite work is profusely illustrated with six fine copper-engraved folio plates of columns, as well as 40 splendid copperplate head- and tailpieces, 23 initial letters and in-text diagrams, all by famous English engraver John Sturt (1658-1730). 4pp publisher's advertisement at rear. Some age-wear on binding with inner margin of covers darkened and corners rubbed. Gold tooling along edges partly faded. Modern endpapers. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in near fine condition.

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         Acta Regia, or An Account of the Treaties, Letters and Instruments between the Monarchs of England and Foreign Powers....

      London: Printed for J. Darby, A Bettesworth, F. Fayram and several others 1726, 1727.. Published in Mr Rymer's Feodera which are the basis of the English history and contain those authorities which rectify the mistakes that most of our writers have committed for want of such a collection of records. Translated from the French of M. Rapin, as published by M. Le Clerc. With the heads of the Kings and Queens curiously engraved by Mr. Vandergucht. In 4 uniform volumes. Vol I. Henry I to the accession of Rich. II, 28+400pp+index, 9 engraved plates, also a list of books published for these booksellers and a life of Mr. de Rapin. Vol. II. Rich. II to Ed. IV. 427pp+index, 4 engraved plates, Vol III. Ed. V, to Queen Mary, 420 pp. +index, 5 engraved plates. Vol. IV. Eliz. I, to the death of James I, and the marriage treaty of Prince Charles to Henrietta Maria of France to which is an appendix, 542pp+index, 2 engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised boards and new appropriate spine labels, boards with narrow double gilt line around edges, boards are worn from age and usage but are all tight copies, clean and relatively fresh, the plates are in very good condition and are present for all monarchs save Richard II which shows no sign of being bound in. There are a few old light water stains here and there, a nice set.

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         The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain

      Jer. Batley at The Dove. London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the First Edition having been published in Madrid 1601-1615. Here, translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated by 3 folding engraved maps,12 folding engraved plates and 2 single,full page engravings. Lacking the third single full page plate of 5 small portraits (Vol.5). Renowned primary account of the early Spanish conquest of the New World. "A grand chorus of writers, from Nicholas Antonio down to Thomas W. Field, unite in their testimony as to the fidelity of this Prince of Historians. He was successively employed as historiographer by Philip II, III, and IV, and having access to every available source of information, made free use of many original documents which had never before been printed, and which no longer exist in MS. His works embrace a large part of the MS. 'Chronicle' of B. de las Casa, and almost the entire MS. 'Relacion' of Palacio is incorporated with his fourth decade" (Sabin). "His work is the most complete of all those which we possess upon that subject of the epoch it embraces" (Field). Field 691 (later ed); Hill p 143; Palau 114314; Sabin 31557 Usual rubbing, scuffing to covers of this age. Vol.IV presents accentuated darkening along with well disposed cracking and small gouge to calf. Mild chip to Headpiece of Vol. VI.Small, well executed repair to short marginal tear of folding map at Frontis of Vol. IV (South America )which also presents some mild, usual creasing at gutter. Sporadic marginal/non-obtrusive annotations in period ink throughout. Several instances of more contemporary pencil annotations. Bookplates of Victorian Novelist, Robert Frederick Boyle to Front-Pastedowns of all volumes. Small stamp of more contemporary owner to FFEP's of all volumes. A Very Good, exceptionally well bound and preserved set with bright, crisp pages and plates.

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         La Divina Commedia

      già ridotta a miglior lezione dagli Accademici della Crusca ed ora accresciuta di un doppio Rimario e di tre indici copiosissimi, per opera del Signor Gio. Antonio Volpi, Pubblico Professore di Filosofia nelle Studio di Padova. Il tutto distribuito in tre volumi. E dedicato all´Illustriss. ed Eccellentiss. Sig. Pietro Grimani. 3 vols. in 4 parts. Padova: Guiseppe Comino 1726-27. 8vo (32) + XLVIII, 513 + 557 + 299 + 160 + (4) pp. incl, 1 copperprinted portrait by Aug. Cornali after Heylbrouck and 1 plate. Very fresh and clean copy printed on strong paper and bound i 3 contemporary full vellumbindings with coloured lables.. Graesse II,330

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      Apud Sebastianum Coleti Venice (Venetiis) Apud Sebastianum Coleti 1726vg 2 volumes. Folio. Vol.I: [A-L], [1],499pp. Vol.II: [M-Z], 503pp. Original pigskin with gold decorated spine, title-plates in red and black leather. Raised bands. Boards bowed. Age wear and some staining to binding. Ex-libris stamp on front free endpaper, stamp of "St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans" on title page. Illustrated title-page, title vignettes throughout. "Authore A.R.P.D. Augustino Calmet Ordinis S. Benedicti, Abbate S. Leopoldi Nanciensis; e Gallico in Latinum translatum, nonnibil expurgatum ab R. P. D. Jo. Dominico Mansi Lucensi, Congregationis Clericorum Regularium Matris Dei Professore." 1726 Latin edition of Calmet's great dictionary of the Holy Bible (historical, critical, geographical, and etymological). Illustrated with fold-out maps and engravings. Binding in good-, interior in overall very good condition.

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