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        Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy Et Auxy en le Co.Ba. & L'Exchequer En les premier dix ans apres le Restauration . . . Le Roy Charles le II [with] le Second Part . . . En les Ans 1657, 1658, & 1659. Folio

      London: Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.], 1683-84. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a contemporary ?index laid in First editions of both parts of the reports of Siderfin, praised by Burke as "a reporter of much authority" and by Roger North for "his ability, and his probity", containing cases (most unusually) from both the Interregnum and the Restoration

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Specimen universae rei nummariae antiquae, quod literatorum Reiplublicae.

      Parisiis, Thomam Moette 1683 - Crown octavo (190 x 125mm). Pp. (iv), 136. Plus 18 numbered plates, some of which are compound, made up from several copperplates, with about 140 engraved impressions of coins (one impression clipped out, leaving a slice at the adjoining leaf). Beautifully copper-engraved main head-piece, being a small plate in itself. Engraved title vignette, depicting 2 faces of a coin. Woodcut illustrated initials and head-piece to main text. Tear to one leaf with no loss. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, upper joint split, gilt decorated compartments, gilt lettering, moderate wear traces but neat, presentable binding. In a very good condition. Clean interior, good strikes of plates. ~ First edition. Collated in accordance with the Dutch Royal Library copy. Printed by Thomas Moette (1659-1710), Paris. The second edition appeared in 1695 (Leipzig, Thomam Fritsch). Andreas Morel [Morell] (1646-1703). Lipsius p. 267. Goldsmith M1403. Provenance: from the private collection of J. B. Vervliet, with his numismatic bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Le grand dictionnaire historique (Augmente, & divise en deux Tomes) ou le Melange Curieux de L'Histoire Sacree et Profane,

      Lyon, Jean Girin & Barthelemy Riviere; Paris, Denis Thierry, 1683-1689. - 12 Bl., 1349 S.; 3 Bl., 1263 S.; 5 Bl., 1238 S. Titelblatt Bd.1 Ecke abgerissen, Bd.2 halbes Widmungsblatt abgerissen, Ebd. normal berieben, Kapitale z.T. etwas rissig, Buchdecken an unteren Kapitalen zu einem Drittel eingerissen, einige Seiten mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, Seitenbräunung. Insgesamt ordentliche Erhaltung Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 6500

      [Bookseller: Buecherhof]
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        The Red Bellied Woodpecker

      - A very detailed hand colored engraving by Mark Catesby (1683-1749 from his breathtaking series "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands". This book was published in London 1731-1743 (first edition), 1751-1755 (second edition), 1771-1775 (third edition) c.1800 (fourth edition). Overall this print is 14” x 20” and is from the 1st edition. In 1712, the English-born artist and naturalist Mark Catesby embarked on a series of expeditions to the southern colonies of British North America. Enthralled by the wildlife of the New World, he spent years traveling by foot through parts of present-day Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas and the Bahamas. Over the course of his journeys, he encountered and documented uncountable varieties of animal and plant life that were entirely unknown to Europeans. His drawings and written observations were the raw material for an unprecedented project: a scientific account of previously uninvestigated wildlife, with illustrations taken from life. When Catesby returned to England from his final voyage to America in 1726, he was unable to afford the expense of having his drawings engraved professionally. Undeterred, he taught himself to etch with the assistance of Joseph Goupy, a French artist living in London, and went on to produce all but a few of the plates for his publication. He scrupulously monitored the coloring of the engravings, either painting the impressions himself or closely supervising the work to insure its fidelity to his preparatory studies. The result of Catesby’s tenacious effort was the most sweeping, complete and unique natural history study ever done. Widely considered a crowning achievement of 18th-century art and science, Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands has lost none of its power to delight in the 250 years since its publication. This remarkable study of American plants, animals, and marine life provided an important model for later artists, including John James Audubon, who followed in Catesby’s footsteps a century later. The works illustrated here are among the masterpieces of Catesby’s Natural History. The artist’s charming, distinctive style is immediately apparent in these engravings, and Catesby’s enthusiasm for his subjects is palpable. Aside from their esthetic charm, however, Catesby’s illustrations were significant for other reasons. His pioneering attempts to describe and portray birds accurately, life-sized, and in botanical settings set him apart from his contemporaries and foreshadowed the work of Audubon and Alexander Wilson. He was the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Indeed, the great Linnaeus, working on his Systema Naturae at this time, used Catesby’s work as the basis of his system of binomial nomenclature for American species. For all these and many other reasons, these are magnificent prints both for their beauty and importance. The quality of the work was so far superior to foregoing accounts that many scholars rank Catesby as the first real naturalist in America. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. Also evidence of a past repair to top margin.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Pays des Caribes et Guiane (French Guiana)

      Paris 1683 - Allain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) From Description de L'Univers Paris: 1683-88 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) 13 ½” x 11” framed Allain Manesson Mallet began his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of the guards of King Louis XIV. He later became a military engineer and Sergeant Major of the artillery of Portugal. Upon returning to France, he served King Louis XIV as the Master of Mathematics. In 1683 Mallet began publishing his five-volume Description de l’Universe, which consisted of maps and views from throughout the world.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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