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        The groans of the Plantations:

      London. Printed by M. Clark, 1689. 35pp. 1st ed. Bound with, 'A Discourse of the Duties on Merchandize, more particularly of that on Sugars, Occasionally Offer'd, in answer to a Pamphlet, intituled, The Groans of the Plantations, &c. exposing the Weakness of the said Pamphlet, and plainly demonstrating, that the taking off the Imposition on Sugars would not be One Farthing Advantage to the Plantations, and yet take away Yearly a great Sum from Their Majesties present Revenue. Also, Shewing how the last Imposition on Sugars did truly affect that Trade, and how the same might yet be advanced, to the greater benefit both of this Kingdom and the Plantations. Also, How certain regulations might be made, for the better Accomodating the Duties on Merchandize, both to the Advantage of Trade and Revenue. By a Merchant. London, Printed in the Year 1695. 32pp. Small quarto. Bound in old half calf with marbled boards. Small library h/s's of 'BRITISH MUSEUM SALE DUPLICATE 1787' also small h/s of 'John Carter Brown' and bookplate of John Carter Brown with 'Released' h/s. Pages closely cut with slight loss of text to the second pamphlet otherwise clean. Littleton was a Barbados planter. This is one of the earliest books on Barbados. Cox II, p. 209, Sabin 3271.

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London: Printed for Tho. Bassett at the George in Fleet street; Will. Hensman and Tho. Fox in Westminster Hall 1689 London: Printed for Tho. Bassett, at the George in Fleet-street; Will. Hensman and Tho. Fox, in Westminster-Hall, 1689. First edition. 8vo. [8], 729 [i.e. 719], [1] pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine, lettering label. Small snag at top of spine, else fine. Bookplates of The Right Hon. Anthony Earle of Kent, 1702, and Thomas Philip Earl de Gray, Wrest Park. Wing C-6389; Westwood & Satchell p. 66; Pforzheimer 221 . Of piscatorial interest, as it contains "The angler's ballad", "To my dear and most worthy friend, Mr. Izaak Walton", "The retirement. Stanzes Irreguliers. To Mr. Izaak Walton", and "Contentation, directed to my dear Father and most worthy Friend, Mr. Izaak Walton"

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        Pub. Ovidii Nasonis Operum. Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Daniel Crispinus Helvetius, jussu Christianissimi Regis; ad usum serenissimi delphini...

      Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Anissonios, Joannem Posuel, et Claudium Rigaud 1689.. Four volumes, 4to. Titles printed in red and black with a vignette engraving of the poet, some minor creasing to a few top corners. Contemporary blind stamped vellum, covers a little bowed with light soiling, later gilt arms of the Thynne family with the motto "J'ai bonne cause" to the upper covers, spines with raised bands and black morocco labels, minor wear to the spine of volume III otherwise an excellent set. A revised version of the Delphin Classics edition including Daniel Crispin's valuable Index, which takes up the whole of volume IV.

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        The works . . . containing great variety of choice secrets in medicine and alchymy

      Thomas Milbourne for the author London: Thomas Milbourne for the author, 1689. No Dust Jacket. Glauber, Johann Rudolph (1604-70). The works of the highly experienced and famous chymist, John Rudolph Glauber . . .Translated into English . . . by the labour, care, and charge, of Christopher Packe . . . Folio. [12], 440, [4], 220, 92, [11]pp. 7 engraved plates (including frontispiece), 4 woodcut plates, woodcut text illustrations. London: Thomas Milbourn for the author, 1689. 353 x 230 mm. Paneled calf ca. 1689, rebacked, corners repaired, endpapers renewed. Light toning, some fore-edges a bit frayed, marginal tear in frontispiece repaired, but very good. From the libraries of British chemists Charles Hatchett (1765-1847), with his ownership stamp on the verso title, and his son-in-law William Thomas Brande (1788-1866), with his signature on the title. Armorial bookplate of British metallurgist Hugh Lee Pattinson (1796-1858). First Edition in English of the collected works of Glauber, who has been called "the best practical chemist of his day and the first industrial chemist" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). A self-taught chemist and alchemist in the iatrochemical tradition of Paracelsus, Glauber was responsible for many practical advances in the science of chemistry, the most important being the invention of improved distilling furnaces (he may have been the first to construct one with a chimney) that greatly increased the range of distillable substances. This English collected works opens with his Furni novi philosophici, originally published in German between 1646-1649, which contains most of his significant chemical achievements. Glauber used concentrated forms of hydrochloric, sulfuric and nitric acid to prepare chlorides, nitrates and sulfates, was probably the first to distill coal and to obtain from it benzene and phenol, obtained acroleins by distilling burned clay balls soaked in olive oil, produced metal acetates and acetone with distilled wood vinegar, and obtained potassium carbonate and potassium silicate from powdered flints. His efficient production of the mineral acids is particularly noteworthy, as they are essential reactants in other chemical processes. Glauber's influence quickly spread throughout Europe, and his efforts were praised by both Robert Boyle and Hermann Boerhaave. The collection also contains English translations of Glauber's Pharmacopoea spagyrica (1654-68), a collection of iatrochemical medical preparations; dess Teutschlands-Wohlfahrt (1656-61), a work encouraging Germans to make better use of their natural resources; Miraculum mundi (1653-60), on the "universal salt"; Tractatus de natura salium (1658), discussing Glauber's "sal mirabile" (hydrated sodium sulfate); and Operis mineralis (1651). Glauber's works were originally published piecemeal, with several appendices; one of these appendices contains his important and useful work on the coloring of glass, including his rediscovery of the process for ruby glass which had been lost for years. This copy has a distinguished chemical provenance, having belonged to Charles Hatchett, who discovered the element niobium; Hatchett's son-in-law William Thomas Brande, who succeeded Humphry Davy in the chair of chemistry at the Royal Institution; and metallurgist Hugh Lee Pattinson, who developed an economical method for extracting silver from lead ore. Duveen, Bibliotheca alchemica et chemica, p. 260. Wing G-845.

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