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        Igeret orhot shalem], id est, Itinera mundi, sic dicta nempe cosmographia.

      Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1691. - (16), 196 pp. (With:) Bobowski, Wojciech / Hyde, Thomas. Tractatus Alberti Bobovii Turcarum Imp. Mohammedis IVti olim interpretis primarii, de Turcarum liturgia, peregrinatio Meccana, circumcisione, aegrotorum visitatione etc. Ibid., 1690. (2), 31, (1) pp. Marbled half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Top edge gilt. First Latin edition of the cosmographical and geographical work of Abraham Farissol, first published in Hebrew in 1586. Includes the Hebrew text together with the Latin translation by Thomas Hyde and copious notes, including sections in Arabic. Farissol incorporated accounts of Portuguese and Spanish exploration including the New World and Vasco da Gama's voyage to India. Also includes a work on Turkish liturgy and the pilgrimage to Mecca by Wojciech Bobowski, a renegade Pole employed as a teacher, interpreter and musician at the Ottoman court of Mahomet IV. Composed at the behest of Thomas Smith (1683-1719) during his tenure as chaplain to the English ambassador at Constantinople, the manuscript was bought back to England and translated into Latin by Hyde. - Binding rubbed and chafed, otherwise in good condition. Auboyneau 265 (p. 34). Wing F438. Sabin 60934. Steinschneider 4222 no. 2. Fürst I, 276. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "D(ivus) Colomannus e Regia Scotorum Stirpe Martyr Mellicensium". Ganzfigur nach halblinks des Heiligen, als "Austriae Patronus" stehend in Pilgerkleidung mit Muscheln an Hut und Umhang, dazu Pilgerstab und -flasche, vor Ansicht von Kloster und Stadt Melk, am Boden Königsinsignien, am Himmel zwei Engel mit Lorbeerkranz bzw. Schriftband. Darunter Kartusche mit Inschrift sowie 50 philosophische Thesen, die an der Universität Wien unter dem Vorsitz von Engelbert Bischoff von zwei Professen des Benediktinerklosters Melk, Placidus Dobitsch und Maurus Heindl, 1691 verteidigt wurden.

      . Schabkunstblatt von E.Ch. Heiss nach E. Drentwett, Agb., dat. 1691, 12 x 7 cm.. Jonas Drentwett fertigte u.a. Fresken für den Prinzen Eugen. Die Thesen sind "Conclusiones Ex Universa Aristotelis Philosophia". Engelbert Bischoff S.J. (1654-1711) war Ordinarius der Philosophischen Fakultät in Wien, Maurus Heindl wurde später Stiftskämmerer und Prior von Kloster Melk. - Geglättete Querfalten, im Rand um die Plattenkante verschiedene Altersspuren und z.T. alt hinterlegte Einrisse, davon 2 bis in den Hintergrund.

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        Les caracteres de Theophraste traduits du grec : avec les caracteres ou les moeurs de ce siecle.

      Sixth edition original part. It contains 54 new comments from previous editions. Full Sheepskin brown time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Friction. The last cover page was pasted on the privilege. 3 wormholes on the back. The characters were Heather implement a dynamic, constantly in motion. While the first edition puts more value in the translation of Characters of Theophrastus, editions from the 1689 fourth behave very many additions, and the fourth (first edition have been completed) has 764 points against 420 in the first The sixth that we propose will have 997 from the original 420. The sixth edition (1691) provides for the first time a Preferred Characters place by printing his translation of Theophrastus in smaller type and explicitly signing his work: in note 14 of chapter In some uses, it replaces "Geoffroy D by *** "Geoffroy de la Bruyère" alleged ancestor of high birth of the author. Chez Etienne Michallet A Paris 1691 Fort in 12 (9x16,5cm) (32) 587pp. (4) Un Vol. relié

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        Traité d'Horlogiographie. Contenant plusieurs manières de construire sur toutes surfaces toutes sortes de lignes horaires et autres cercles de la Sphère. Avec quelques Instrumens pour la même pratique et pour connoître les heures durant la nuit et l'heure du Flux et Reflux de la Mer. Avec les deux Boussoles qui sont en usage pour la navigation des deux Mers Revu et augmentée en certrte quatrièsme édition de plusieurs emarques et Figures.

      Lyon, Leonard Plaignard, 1691. - in-8. 6ff. 324pp. + 72 pl. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure du 18e). Première édition lyonnaise (E.O.: Paris, 1641) de ce célèbre traité consacré aux différentes formes d'horloges solaires et à quelques instruments de navigation. L'importante illustration se compose d'un frontispice allégorique et de 72 planches hors texte (2 dépliantes) représentant divers instruments scientifiques (modèles de cadrans solaires, anneaux universels, quarts de cercle, etc.). Bon exemplaire relié au 18e siècle. Tardy, Bibliographie générale de la mesure du Temps, p. 220. Caillet, 9827 (éd. De 1674): "Ouvrage curieux". Houzeau-Lancaster, 11455. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Conquete du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne

      Paris: Jean Couterot et Louis Guerin. 1691. First French edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. First edition in French, 1691, hardcover with contemporary full-leather boards, small quarto, 630pp. + Table, illustrated with two maps and twelve plates, ten of which are folding. Book ex-library with old marks, including withdrawl stamp; otherwise boards and spine are rubbed and worn at extremities, legible title band on spine, segment below title band is scuffed (looks like another band was added at some point and then removed, five raised bands show wear, binding tight, text clean with some mild foxing and toning throughout. Text in French.

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        BENEVOLO & ANMICO LECTORI DANGELUS MARIA

      HAEC ULTIMA EDITIO LUGDUNENFIS 1691 - RO30049041: 50 pages. 158 gravures De Papes sur bois en noir et blanc dans le texte. Bandeux, lettrines en noir et blanc. Ouvrage en latin. Relié par du fil de fer. Bibliopolae hujus ultimae editioni ad lectorem. S. Simon Petrus. Sanctus Lesnus Papa 2 . Clémens 4 . Sanctus Cletus papa 3 . Sanctus Anacletus I. Pont 5. In-Folio Broché. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 0-GENERALITES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Naval Speculations, and Maritime Politicks; Being a Modest and Brief Discourse of the Royal Navy of England: of its Oeconomy and Government, and a Projection for an Everlasting Seminary of Seamen, by a Royal Maritime Hospital. With, a Project for a Royal Fishery. Also Necessary Measures in the present War with France, &c

      London: Printed for William Bonny, and Sold by Sam. Manship . , 1691 - Published a year after Pepys' classic MEMOIRES RELATING TO THE STATE OF THE ROYAL NAVY OF ENGLAND. Although he occasionally strays into strange waters (e.g., his suggestion that the Navy patrol fishing grounds off Newfoundland, capture French sailors and put them to work fishing), Maydman's book is an elaborate, detailed plan for the organization of a strong Royal Navy. Indeed, the motto beneath his superb portrait reads: "When England's Rule in British Seas doth Cease / Farewell their Wealth, their Glory, and their Peace" First edition. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Van Hove. [16] leaves, including blank a8; 348 pp., final leaf of errata; lacking final blank leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked. With the bookplate of Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. New Wing M-1420; Westwood & Satchell p. 268 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Political Arithmetick,

      London: for Robert Clavel, and Hen. Mortlock,, 1691. Or A Discourse Concerning The Extent and Value of Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fishery, Artizans, Seamen, Soldiers; Publick Revenues, Interest, Taxes, Superlucration, Registries, Banks; Valuation of Men, Increasing of Seamen, of Militia's, Harbours, Situation, Shipping, Power at Sea, &c. As the same relates to every Country in general, but more particularly to the Territories of His Majesty of Great Britain, and his Neighbours of Holland, Zealand, and France. Octavo (172 × 106 mm), with imprimatur leaf and final adverts. Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco spine label. Head of spine and three corners neatly patched in sprinkled calf. First four leaves slightly shorter at head. A crisp, clean copy. Second edition, first published the previous year, of what is by title at least Petty's key work, posthumously published. After training as a doctor and being admitted to the College of Physicians, Petty worked for many years as an administrator in Ireland, and was a founding member of the Royal Society. He has gone down in history as the originator of statistical analysis under the name of political arithmetic. He established important themes and methods for classical economists, and his works provide abundant detail of the physical and human geography of seventeenth-century Ireland and England. The work was originally published with the date 1690 (the initial licence leaf is dated 7 November 1690), and is here re-printed with the first four leaves reset and the title dated 1691.

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        Historia moderna Europae, Oder eine Historische Beschreibung deß heutigen Europae; Welche zum Anfang und Fundament hat den Münsterischen Frieden-Schluß, und von dar an fortfähret, Unpartheyisch zu beschreiben, dieses Letztere Semi-Seculum Mirabile... (Band 1 [von 2 Bdn.]). Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 4 doppelblattgr. gest. Karten, 9 (statt 10) doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln und 24 gest. Porträts.

      Ulm, Matthaeus Wagner 1691.. 10 Bll., 968 S., 17 Bll. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden mit RSchild und RVergoldung (dieser mit Gebrauchsspuren).. Vgl. VD 17, 14:697950M (für den Erstdruck, hier mit abweichendem Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz). - Dünnhaupt 21.I. - Faber du Faur 867. - MNE I, 298. - Erschienen im Jahr der Erstausgabe. - Postum veröffentlichte Chronik der Jahre 1648-72, ein undatierter und nur in wenigen Ex. nachgewiesener zweiter Teil erschien in Hamburg bei Wierings Erben 1722. - Vorliegende Ausgabe liegt zwischen dem Erstdruck und der zweiten offiziellen Ausgabe. Erschienen im Jahr der Erstausgabe mit dem Erscheinungsjahr 1691, jedoch schon mit dem Titel in Rot und Schwarz der zweiten Ausgabe von 1692 (siehe für die 2. Ausgabe: VD 17, 3:311570U). Der Erstdruck erschien ohne Kupfer unter dem Titel "Historia Moderna Europae Oder Eine Historische Beschreibung Europae..." einfarbig und ohne die weiteren unnum. Blätter mit Widmung, Vorrede und Katalog der Werke Happels u.a. (1 Bl., 968 S., 17 Bll.). - Man kann davon ausgehen, daß vorliegende Ausgabe in kleiner Stückzahl im späten Verlaufe des Jahres 1691 mit dem neuen Titelblatt (hier erstmalig genannt: "Mit schönen Conterfaiten und andern Kupffern durchgehends gezieret.") und mit Kupfern, Porträts und Karten erweitert, erschien. Wobei die etwas spätere Ausgabe von 1692 10 (statt hier 9) Kupfertafeln enthält. Ein weiteres Exemplar mit den Merkmalen unserer Ausgabe ist in den Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbar. - Mit der von H. Irnsinger gestochenen Weltkarte in zwei Blättern (Kalifornien ist noch als Insel dargestellt; siehe: Shirley 1984, Nr. 535 A. - Burden, Mapping of Northamerica, Bd. II, Nr. 627) sowie Karten von Deutschland und Ungarn. Die Tafeln zeigen Heidelberg (vier Ansichten auf einem Doppelblatt), Festlichkeiten zur Kaiserwahl Leopolds I. in Frankfurt 1658 sowie die Belagerungen von Stettin, Kopenhagen und Heraklion. Die 24 gest. Porträts zeigen Leopolds I., seine Gemahlin, Happel sowie europäische Herrscher, Staatsmänner und Feldherren. - Einband berieben und bestoßen. Ecken und Kapitale gestaucht, die Kapitale zusätzlich mit Fehlstellen im Lederbezug. Innengelenke oberflächlich aufgeplatzt (Gelenkfunktion nicht betroffen). Text, Karten und Tafeln in sehr guter Erhaltung. Die letzten Lagen mit kleinem, unscheinbarem Wasserrand in unterer Außenecke, wenige Textblätter mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Vorsatzblatt mit Besitzvermerk. - Im Gesamteindruck sehr ordentlich erhaltene Ausgabe. - We accept all main credit cards. - Wir akzeptieren Kreditkarten. - *** 83 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2015) ***

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        Ausführliche und Grundrichtige Beschreibung der Freyvereinigten Staaten und Spannischen Niederlanden, in Gewisse und sonderbare XVII. Länder abgetheilet.... Nach ihrer Situation, Fruchtbarkeit, Sitten, Reichthum, Stärke, Riegieungsform. Städten, Schlössern, Vestungen und merkwürdigsten Begebenheiten... Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Riegel 1691. Kl. 8°. 4Bll. 1078S. 4Bll. mit (mehrf. gef.) gest. Frontispiz u. 120 Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Georgi I, 136.- Unter den Ansichten, Amsterdam, Arras, Brügge, Brüssel, Den Haag, Dünkirchen, Gent, Groningen, Leiden, Lille, Limburg, Mechelen, Namur, Ostende, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Ypern, u.a., ferner zahlr. Pläne.- Wie immer ohne die auf dem Titel erwähnte Karte.- Etw. gebräunt od. stockfleckig, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        The MORALS Of CONFUCIUS, A Chinese Philosopher. Who flourished about five Hundred Years before the coming of Christ. Being one of the choicest Pieces of Learning remaining of that Nation.

      Printed for Randal Taylor, 1691 [1780], London: - Head- tailpieces. Lacks frontis plate. Corners rounded. Pencil annotation a1v; occasional period pen trials to margins & rear blank. Old marginal dampstain in last 2 gatherings. Withal, A Very Good copy. Period full leather boards, with modern respiniing to style. Renewed eps. Raised bands. Red leather title label in second compartment. Date gilt stamped at spine base. 12mo: a^10 A - G^12 H^6 I^2. 6-3/4" x 4". 1st edition thus, a spurious 18th C imprint copying the original 1691 date of publcation (cf. Wing C-5806 for the first edition of 1691; ESTC T213641 for this 18th C. edition). xx, 183, [1 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exquisite Ancient Vellum Binding with Armoric Embellishments - [Stratagems in War]

      Leiden, 1691. Exquisite gilt tooling, in Armoric style, featuring cherubs, crowns, and a mythical goddess, adorns a solid, meticulously handcrafted, hand sewn vellum binding which has earnestly withstood its physical integrity over 300 years. [Volume Eight of Polyaenus' Stratagems in War with Greek Translation by Pancratius Maasvicius.] Title: Polyaeni Strategematum Libri octo. Justo Vultejo interprete. Pancratius Maasvicius recensuit, Isaaci Casauboni, nec non suas, notas adjecit. Published by Jordanum Luchtmans & Johannem Du Vivié, Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], 1691. 8vo. Steel engraved title page, 832 pages, plus dedication, index, etc. With the bookplate of T. Merritt Fox. Text is in Latin and Greek, this volume dealing with the Roman culture and its exalted women. Volume measures approximately 12,5 x 21 x 5,5cm. Slight age-toning to spine, otherwise in remarkable condition, a very good to near fine example of an ancient vellum binder's labours with elaborate heavy gilt tooling. .

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        De Papa foemina Inter Leonem IV. et Benedictum III. Disquisitio historica

      Apud Johannem Verbessel,, Lugduni Batavorum, 1691 - Cm. 15,5, pp. (28) 516. Fregio al frontespizio ed un'incisione in rame a pagina 118. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Letters ... to Doctor Bentley.London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1756.

      First printing, very rare, of these letters of Newton which Koyré has described as "one of the most precious and important documents for the study and interpretation of Newtonian thought" (Koyré, p. 202). Newton here gives his views on the nature of gravity, on the formation of the solar system, on action-at-a-distance, and much else. He even foresaw in these letters the modern theory of galaxy formation (see below). Newton had been very careful to exclude such speculative 'philosophical' comments from <i>Principia</i>: in its second edition he famously proclaimed "<i>Hypotheses non fingo</i>," or "I feign no hypotheses." No copy of these letters located in auction records in the last 75 years.<br/><br/> "When the great English natural philosopher Robert Boyle died at the end of 1691, he endowed a lecture series designed to promote Christianity against what Boyle took to be the atheism that had infected English culture after the revolutionary period of the mid-century. Famous Newtonians such as Samuel Clarke and William Whiston would eventually give the Boyle lectures. The first "Boyle lecturer" was the theologian Richard Bentley (1662-1742), who would eventually become the Master of Newton's <i>alma mater</i>, Trinity College, Cambridge... When preparing his lectures for publication-they had been presented to a public audience in London in 1692-Bentley conferred with Newton, hoping to solicit his help in deciphering enough of the <i>Principia</i> to use its results as a bulwark against atheism. Newton obliged, and a famous correspondence between the two began (eventually published as [the present work]). The exchange is of great philosophical interest, for Bentley elicited a number of important clarifications that have no peer within Newton's published oeuvre" (<i>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i>).<br/><br/> Bentley's first letter is lost, but from Newton's reply we know that he must have "asked why some matter in the Universe formed the luminous Sun and other matter became the dark planets, whether the motions of the planets could arise from natural causes, whether the lower densities of the outer planets were caused by their distance from the Sun, and what produced the inclination of the Earth's axis...<br/><br/> "In answering the first question, Newton made his famous prescient comments about the distribution of matter in the Universe: <br/><br/> <i>As to your first query, it seems to me that if the matter of our sun and planets and all the matter in the universe were evenly scattered throughout all the heavens, and every particle had an innate gravity toward all the rest, and the whole space throughout which this matter was scattered was but finite; the matter on the outside of the space would, by its gravity, tend toward all the matter on the inside, and by consequence, fall down into the middle of the whole space and there compose one great spherical mass. But if the matter was evenly disposed throughout an infinite space, it could never convene into one mass; but some of it would convene into one mass and some into another, so as to make an infinite number of great masses, scattered at great distances from one to another throughout all that infinite space. And thus might the sun and fixt stars be formed, supposing the matter were of a lucid nature. But how the matter should divide itself into two sorts, and that part of it which is fit to compose a shining body should fall down into one mass and make a sun and the rest which is fit to compose an opaque body should coalesce, not into one great body, like the shining matter, but into many little ones; or if the sun at first were an opaque body like the planets, or the planets lucid bodies like the sun, how he alone would be changed into a shining body whilst all they continue opaque, or all they be changed into opaque ones whilst he remains unchanged, I do not think explicable by meer natural causes, but am forced to ascribe it to the counsel and contrivance of a voluntary agent.</i> "Bentley wrote back questioning whether matter in a uniform distribution would convene into clusters because by symmetry there would be no net force, either on the central particle in a finite system or on all particles in an infinite system. And so, five weeks after his first letter, Newton replied in January 1693: <br/><br/> <i>The reason why matter evenly scattered through a finite space would convene in the midst, you conceive the same with me; but that there should be a central particle so accurately placed in the middle as to be always equally attracted on all sides, and thereby continue without motion, seems to me a supposition as fully as hard as to make the sharpest needle stand upright on its point upon a looking-glass. For if the very mathematical center of the central particle be not accurately in the very mathematical center of the attractive power of the whole mass, the particle will not be attracted equally on both sides. And much harder it is to suppose all the particles in an infinite space should be so accurately poised one among another, as to stand still in a perfect equilibrium. For I reckon this as hard as to make, not one needle only, but an infinite number of them (so many as there are particles in an infinite space) stand accurately poised upon their points. Yet I grant it possible, at least by a divine power; and if they were once to be placed, I agree with you that they would continue in that posture without motion forever, unless put into new motion by the same power. When therefore I said, that matter evenly spread through all space, would convene by its gravity into one or more great masses, I understand it of matter not resting in an accurate poise<br/><br/> ...a mathematician will tell you, that if a body stood in equilibrio between any two equal and contrary attracting infinite forces; and if to either of these forces you add any new finite attracting force, that new force, how little soever, will destroy their equilibrium, and put the body into the same motion into which it would put it were those two contrary equal forces but finite, or even none at all; so that in this case the two equal infinities, by the addition of a finite to either of them, become unequal in our ways of reckoning; and after these ways we must reckon, if from the considerations of infinities we would always draw true conclusions.</i> Thus Newton recognized, qualitatively, the main ingredients of galaxy clustering (although he had the formation of the stars and solar system in mind): a grainy gravitational field produced by discrete objects, a multiplicity of cluster centers in an infinite (we would now say unbounded) universe, the impotence of the mean gravitational field in a symmetric distribution, and the finite force produced by perturbing an equilibrium state. Strangely, it would take nearly 300 years to quantify these insights and compare their results with the observed galaxy distribution" (<i>NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)</i>). <br/><br/> "Newton's correspondence with Bentley is justly famous for another reason. The criticisms of Newton's theory of gravity by Leibniz and Huygens would prove essential to the Continental reception of Newtonian natural philosophy more generally in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Since Newton held both of these mathematicians in high regard... one might assume that their criticisms would have pressed Newton into articulating an extensive defense of the possibility of action at a distance. Newton presented no such defense; moreover, there is actually evidence that Newton himself rejected the possibility of action at a distance, despite the fact that the Principia allows it as a conceptual possibility, if not an empirical reality. The evidence lies in Newton's correspondence with Bentley. In February of 1693, after receiving three letters from Newton, Bentley wrote an extensive reply that attempted to characterize Newton's theory of gravity, and his understanding of the nature of matter, in a way that could be used to undermine various kinds of atheism. With the three earlier letters as his guide, Bentley makes the following estimation of Newton's understanding of the possibility that gravity could somehow be an essential feature of material bodies: <br/><br/> <i>And as for gravitation, tis impossible that that should either be coæternal & essential to matter, or ever acquired by it. Not essential and coæternal to matter; for then even our system would have been eternal (if gravity could form it) against our atheist's supposition & what we have proved in our last. For let them assign any given time, that matter convened from a chaos into our system, they must affirm that before the given time matter gravitated eternally without convening, which is absurd. {Sir, I make account, that your courteous suggestion by your last, that a chaos is inconsistent with the hypothesis of innate gravity, is included in this paragraph of mine.} and again, tis unconceivable, that inanimate brute matter should (without a divine impression) operate upon & affect other matter without mutual contact: as it must, if gravitation be essential and inherent in it.</i> "In reply to this letter, Newton refers back to this second proposition, making one of the most famous of all his pronouncements concerning the possibility of action at a distance: <br/><br/> The last clause of the second position I like very well. It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should, without the mediation of something else which is not material, operate upon and affect other matter without mutual contact, as it must be, if gravitation in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desired you would not ascribe innate gravity to me. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left open to the consideration of my readers" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). <br/><br/> "Whether gravity acted through the mediation of a material ether or through the operation of an immaterial force, Newton was not prepared to say. The trouble was he was attracted to both views, and throughout his life could never take the decisive step of abandoning either" (Gjertsen, p. 219). <br/><br/> According to Gjertsen (p. 217), the publication of the present work was due to the Bentley's grandson Richard Cumberland (1732-1811). Cumberland went to Trinity College, Cambridge, aged 14, and took a degree in mathematics in 1750 as tenth wrangler. He served in various capacities as a civil servant, notably under Lord Halifax, but he is best remembered today as a dramatist, having penned some fifty-four plays (published and unpublished) in his lifetime. <br/><br/> Derek Gjertsen, <i>Newton Handbook</i>, 1986; Alexander Koyré, <i>Newtonian Studies</i>, 1965. ESTC T40093; Wallis 345.. 8vo (206 x 130 mm), pp. [iv], 35. Disbound, preserved in a clamshell box. A fine copy

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        A Commentary on the Prophecy of Joel

      Oxford: Oxford at the Theater, 1691. Book measures 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.Collation, [10],173,[3], pages, 1 page licence leaf. Bound in full leather. Recently rebacked retaining the period boards, boards refurbished. Binding in very good clean firm condition.Internally, first and last few page have some browing on margins that is slightly brittle. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy, in an attractive full leather binding. A45 . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good Plus. Large Quarto.

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        Sacra Biblia, Das ist Die gantze H: Schrifft, Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der letzen Römischen Sixtiner Edition Mit Fleiß übersetzet Durch Den Ehrwürdig- und Hochgelehrten Herrn Casparum Ulenbergium.

      (Sulzbach, Abraham Lichtenthaler für) Johann Hoffmann in Nürnberg, 1691.. 3 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 30 Bll. (inkl. gestochenem Titel), 659; 283; 260 (statt 262; recte: 258 statt 260) S. Mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden und Holzdeckeln mit 2 intakten Schließen; berieben und etwas bestoßen, Rücken am Kopf eingerissen, das Leder am Fuß beider Deckel und des Rückens sorgfältig ergänzt; Innendeckel mit hs. Besitzvermerken.. Seltene Sulzbacher Bibel vom Erstdrucker in Sulzbach/Oberpfalz, der seine Druckerei 1664 gegründet hatte. Katholische Bibel in der Übersetzung von Kaspar Ulenberg (1549-1617), die als deutschsprachige Ausgabe der reformierten Vulgata und als Revision der vorausgegangenen Übersetzung von Johann Dietenberger erschien. "Das verdienstvollste Werk von U. ist seine Bibelübersetzung. Er begann sie 1614 auf Befehl des damaligen Kurfürsten Ferdinand, Herzogs von Baiern, und vollendete sie kurz vor seinem Tode. Er vermachte das Manuscript seinem Nachfolger im Rectorat des Laurentianer Gymnasiums, Heinrich Francken Sierstorpf, und dieser gab es, nachdem es von einigen Doctoren der Universität revidirt worden war, zu Köln 1630 heraus." (ADB XXXIX, 182f). Die Paginierung des NT springt von 32 auf 35. Der Drucker wird nur auf dem Titelblatt des 2. Teils "Die Propheten alle zu Teutsch" genannt. - Schwach gebräunt und stellenweise etwas fleckig; der Kupfertitel und ca. 15 Blatt zu Beginn und am Schluss in den Rändern beschädigt und dort hinterlegt, dabei der Kupfertitel mit etwas Bildverlust, zwei Blätter der Vorstücke mit größerem Textverlust, Blätter A2-A4 (S. 3-8 des AT) mit geringem Textverlust, die übrigen Bll. meist nur mit Verlust der Seitenzahl und der Einfassungslinien; fehlt das letzte Blatt (S. 261/262) des NT. - Bibelslg. der WLB Stuttgart E 936; VD17 7:666577 S.

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        Der Höchst-nützlich- und nothwendigen Kinder-Mutter- oder Heb-Amen-Kunst Andrer Theil/ Besteht In dienlichen und offt-probirten Arßeney-Mitteln / wider allerhand gefährliche / inn- und äuserliche Krankheiten des weiblichen Geschlechts zugebrauchen. Nebenst Beyfügung Unterschiedener Zubereitung sonderbahrer Medicamenten. Mit Churfürstlich Sächsischen Privilegio.

      Merseburg, Verlegts Christian Forberger, 1691.. . 8°, 448 Seiten, OHNE EINBAND ! Müßte neu eingebunden werden sonst guter Zustand - 1691. Hier der sehr seltene Zusatzband von 1691 ! Dieser Zusatzband ist sehr viel seltener als das Hauptwerk. Ohne Abbildungen. z441

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        Political Arithmetick, Or A Discourse Concerning The Extent and Value of Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fishery, Artizans, Seamen, Soldiers; Publick Revenues, Interest, Taxes, Superlucration, Registries, Banks; Valuation of Men, Increasing of Seamen, of Militia's, Harbours, Situation, Shipping, Power at Sea, &c. As the same relates to every Country in general, but more particularly to the Territories of His Majesty of Great Britain, and his Neighbours of Holland, Zealand, and France.

      London: for Robert Clavel, and Hen. Mortlock, 1691 - Octavo (172 × 106 mm), with imprimatur leaf and final adverts. Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco spine label. Head of spine and three corners neatly patched in sprinkled calf. First four leaves slightly shorter at head. A crisp, clean copy. First edition, second issue, of what is by title at least Petty's key work, posthumously published. After training as a doctor and being admitted to the College of Physicians, Petty worked for many years as an administrator in Ireland, and was a founding member of the Royal Society. He has gone down in history as the originator of statistical analysis under the name of political arithmetic. He established important themes and methods for classical economists, and his works provide abundant detail of the physical and human geography of seventeenth-century Ireland and England. The work was originally published with the date 1690 (the initial licence leaf is dated 7 November 1690), and is here re-issued with the first four leaves reset and the title dated 1691. Goldsmiths' 2869; Kress 1770; Wing P1933. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Leitungs-Faden Zu Dem Chymischen und Alchymischen Labyrinth, um sicher darinnen zugehen / durch das Licht der Erfahrung / alle Hand-Arbeiten und Griffe die in dieser Kunst erfordert werden / mit neuen schönen Erfindungen / und einigen sehr nützlichen Geheimnüssen versehen / auch alle definitiones begreiffende. Allen hohen Potentaten [...] wie auch andern würdigen Liebhabern der hermetischen Kunst / zu sonderbahrem Nutzen / und um die Verwendung der Zeit / und vieler Tausenden in Sudlereyen zuverhüten zur Neuen Jahres-Gabe. Dem öffentlichen Druck übergeben / Durch Den aller hier beschriebenen Arbeiten / durch zwantzig Jährige Erfahrung practicirten und gereisten Pilgram. Erstausg.

      Braunschweig, Caspar Gruber, 1691.. 35 [unpaginierte] Bll., mit 1 Vignette, Kl.-8°, Neueres Halbpergament mit Rückenschild. Ferguson II, S.20. - Eine weitere Aufl. erschien in: "Schröder's Neue Sammlung der Bibliothek für [...] Chemie", 1776, II. - Fast durchgängig etwas braunfleckig; letztes (weißes) Bl. mit Anmerkungen von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness; or, A Discourse of Temperance

      London: H.C. for R. Baldwin, 1691. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Attractively rebound in full brown calf in a period style. Slight browning to page edges, otherwise unmarked internally. Lacking the final 18 page section entitled "A Dialogue Between an East-Indian Brackmanny, or Heathen -Philosopher and a French-Gentleman, Concerning the Present Affairs in Europe.". (xvi), 500pp. Cagle 1030, Simon 1480. An influential work on diet and vegetarianism - it famously convinced Benjamin Franklin to eschew meat for a time. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Medicine & Health. Inventory No: CAT000143.

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        Sancti Caecilii Cypriani Opera Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per ... (Truncated)

      Amstelodami : Apud Abrahamum Vansomeren, 1691, Hardback, 1st Edition?Full Book Title: Sancti Caecilii Cypriani Opera Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per Joannem CestriensemHistoriated initials; copper-engraved head & tailpieces. Minor repair to title page lower. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.; 1 pages; Huic editioni annexae sunt dissertationes Cyprianicae Henrico Dodwello?. Juxta examplar Oxonii e Theatro Sheldoniano. Eight edition. In eight sections, each beginning new pagination and register. Referenced by: CLC C 2179. Physical desc. : 2o, 38 cm; [8], 14 [i. E.18], [56], 72, 244, 240, 40, 110, 72, 118, 37, [1]p. Subject: Theology - Early Works to 1800. Christian literature, Early.

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        Opera Medico-Practica: I. Casus & observationes practicae triginta sex annorum. II. Descriptiones medicamentorum singularium. III. Epistolae & consilia. IV. Consilium de peste. V. Responsa. VI. Consilium diaeticon

      Leipzig: Johannis Herebordi Klosii [Johann Herbert Kloss], 1691. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary full calf, spine label chipped and nearly gone, worn at corners with some loss at spine ends and light cracking to hinge, but still a fairly well preserved binding. Originally published in 1677. The Responsa Medica, originally published separately in 1668 in bound at the end with its own title page in red and black but consecutive pagination. 1157pp. Van de Sande bookplate on endpaper. During the 30 years war, he was physician to the Elector of Brandenburg and in 1638 cured a large portion of the Swedish army of the plague for which he was much lauded (at least by the Swedes). Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Moderately foxed throughout. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 039124.

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        Histoire d'Olivier Cromwel.

      A Paris, chez Claude Barbin 1691 - Epitre signé de Raguenet dédié "A Messire Jacques Benigne Bossuet Évêque de Meaux". A Paris, chez Claude Barbin 1691. 1 portrait-frontispice, 16 médaillons, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, lettrines. (Complet & Contrôle) Reliure plein veau du 18ème. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Pièce de titre rouge. Filets à froid encadrant les plats. Mouillures sur le bord de quelques feuillets sans gravité. Taches sur 4 pages. Pas de rousseur. Petites déchirures marginales sur 2 pages sans perte de texte. Bon état général. Format in-4° (26x20). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire d'Olivier Cromwel[l].

      Chez Claude Barbin,, a Paris, 1691 - In-4° (262x190mm), pp. (20), 433, (21), (1) bianca, legatura coeva p. pelle con dorso a cinque nervi rilevati con titolo in oro su tassello rosso, filetti e decori vegetali e floreali impressi in oro entro scomparto. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli spruzzati rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Grande monogramma editoriale inciso al frontespizio, recante antiche firme di possesso. Ritratto di Cromwell entro ovale inciso su rame da C. Vermeulen. Testatine, capilettera e finalini calcografici riccamente ornati e istoriati. Varie vignette calcografiche intercalate n.t. con riproduzioni del recto e del verso di monete coniate al tempo di Cromwell. Dedica a stampa a Bossuet. Bruniture lievi e uniformi. Alcune firme antiche. Una piccola macchia d'inchiostro al taglio centrale. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di questa biografia di Cromwell composta dal Raguenet (il suo nome ricorre unicamente in calce alla dedicatoria). Alle pp. 341-345, lista dei commissari, dei giudici e degli altri ufficiali che componevano la Corte di Giustizia del processo a Cromwell. Alle pp. 346-433, decreti, ordinanze, manifesti della Camera del Parlamento inglese, ecc., promulgati nel periodo in cui Cromwell fu al governo. Ampio indice finale. L'opera "est écrite, selon Bayle, avec assez d'impartialité dans tout ce qui n'a pas trait directement à Cromwell. On la recherche encore à causes des pièces justificatives; et c'était la seule qu'on pût consulter avant que M. Villemain eût publié son excellent Vie de cet usurpateur" (Weiss in Mchaud, Biogr. Universelle, XXXVI, 546-547). Cenni sui Valdesi sono contenuti alle pp. 313-321 e alle pp. 398-406. Il Raguenet (Rouen, 1660-Parigi, 1722), sacerdote e letterato, fu precettore dei nipoti del cardinale di Bouillon, che seguì poi a Roma, dove si appassionò alla musica italiana, che contrappose polemicamente a quella di Lulli e di Campra. Abbott, Bibliography of Cromwell, 1147. Barbier, II, 658. Cioranescu, 57994. Jöcher/Adelung, VI, 1369. Brunet, VI, 26974. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Betoverde Weereld, Zynde een Grondig Ondersoek van 't gemeen gevoelen aangaande de Geesten, deselver Aart en Vermogen, Bewind en Bedrijf, als ook 't gene de Menschen door derselver kraght en gemeenschap doen. In vier Boeken ondernomen.

      Amsterdam, Daniel van den Dalen 1691/1691/1693/1693. 4 delen in 1 band, (16) 130 (6), (8) 262 (2), (8) 188 (2), (6) 292 (24) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (opnieuw in de band gezet).

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        Priapeia, sive Diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus, tom. II : Joannis Boschii In T. Petronii Arbitri Satyricon notæ. Scholia Reinesii ad utrumque Petronium Arbitrum & Dalmatam. Joannis Schefferi De fragmenti hujus Traguriani vero auctore dissertatio. Fragmentum Quod Albae Graecae Recuperatum est Anno 1688

      1691 - Later mottled calf. No general title page, no printer or date, apparently a surreptitious edition, attractive engraved title signed C. Decker; near miniature, binding measures 3 7/8" x 2 1/4". Old signature crossed out on verso of first section title with browning, unmarked internally otherwise. Some editions of the same material (lacking the final section) appear with a title dated 1590 (though presumed to be later), but this collection can be dated to ca. 1691 when the spurious fragment of the Satyricon "found" during the sacking of Belgrade in 1688 was first published. It appears here in the final section. The fragment was the source of much debate, even Leibniz weighed in, and though found to be fallacious, was reprinted and included in editions into the 20th century. 58, 87, [1], 502, (39) p. Size: 32mo. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Illustrator: C. Decker. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Erotica; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043196. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Comte de Gabalis ou entretiens sur les sciences secretes. Renouvellé & augmenté d`une lettre sur ce sujet

      Köln, Pierre Marteau (d. i. Niederlande?), (1691).. 150 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. Vgl. Barbier I, 660; vgl. Wolfstieg II, 42465 (Ausgabe Köln, Marteau o.J.) und Kat. Rosenthal 2997 (Köln, Marteau 1671, beide mit anderer Seitenangabe 155 S.); Caillet III, 7701-7703 (abweichend); Obadia, Sorcellerie 496: "Edition rare, `a la Sphére". Certain exemplaires sont sans date. Contient les cinq premiers entretiens, plus la lettre citée." (Meine Datierung folgt Obadia, allerdings ist das durch eine Vielzahl der um 1700 erschienenen Ausgaben mit nur kleinen Unterschieden relativ schwierig). - Berühmtes Werk, welches seinen Autor wegen angeblicher Enthüllungen über die Rosenkreuzer das Leben kostete. - Etwas berieben, Ritzspuren, oberes Kapital bestoßen. Besitzvermerk, fliegender Vorsatz mit Marginalien, papierbedingt etw. gebräunt.

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        HISTORY OF THE REBELLIONS IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND

      1691 - MANLEY, Roger. THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLIONS IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND: wherein, the most Material Passages, Sieges, Battles, Policies and Stratagems of War, are impartially Related on both Sides; from the Year 1640. to the Beheading of the Duke of Monmouth in 1685. In three parts. London: Printed for L. Meredith at the Angel in Amen-Corner, and T. Newborough at the Golden Ball in St. Paul's-Church-Yard, 1691. First English-language edition (it was originally published in 1686 in Latin with the title 'Commentariorum de Rebellione Anglicana.'), but with a cancel title-leaf on which line 14 of the title has been corrected to read "1685." Frontispiece portrait of Charles I engraved by R. White. Octavo. An incomplete copy lacking text pages 201-208: [16],159,[1],169-200,209- 348,[4] pp. The last four pages are publisher's ads. Early ink ownerships on ffep. (Richard Burrow), on first 'Contents' page (Wm. Burrow), and on the last ad page (Wm. Turbutt). In a worn contemporary binding with cracked joints, though the boards are still tenuously attached. The leather has darkened and is dried and scaling in places, with cracked joints. The frontispiece and text leaves are generally clean but for some scattered minor foxing or, occasionally, a small blemish. A scarce title, it is offered as is due to the missing text pages. (Wing M440; Arber's Term Cat. II 346; Graesse IV 366; Lowndes (1871) II 1464).

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        Observationum physico-medicarum. Libri tres, quibus accessit ephemeris vulneris thoracici & in eam commentarius.

      Schultze,, Hamburg, 1691 - Hamburg, Schultze, 1691. 4°. 12 n.n. Bl., 545 S. 68 S. 1 Bl. Errata. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 3 (von 6) gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Wellcome IV, 325. - Hirsch-H. IV, 542. - Ferchl 399. - Waller 7276. - Krivatsy 8745. - Pechlin (1644-1706), geboren in Leiden, wurde 1680 Leibarzt des Herzogs von Holstein. Vorliegendes Werk mit Schriften zur pathologischen Anatomie, Kapiteln über Gynäkologie, Geschlechtskrankheiten und anderes. - Wenige Seiten mit Anstreichungen in Rot. Ecken bestossen. Sprache: N Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du Roy Louis Le Grand par les medailles, emblemes, devises, jettons, inscritptions, armoiries, et autres monumens publics. N.E. Augmentee des 5 planches.

      . Paris, I.B. Nolin 1691. Folio. 64 Bl. 1 gest. Titelblatt und 61 (davon 2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Ldr.d.Zt. mit goldgpr. Rücken. Berieben und beschabt. Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Einband etwas fleckig. Rückentitel unleserlich. 1 Tafel mit 5 cm Einriss. Vereinzelte Fleckchen. Name auf Titelblatt (O (?). Graf von Schlieffen). Die Kupfertafeln zeigen meist Medaillen und sind verso mit en Erklärungen versehen. -CHF 850.00.

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        Sorberiana sive Excerpta Ex Ore Samuëlis Sorbiere. Prodeunt Ex Musaeo Francisci Graverol J. U. D. & Academici Regii Nemausensis.

      Guillelim-Ludovici Colomyez - Tolosae, Guillelim-Ludovici Colomyez & Hier Posuël, 1691. Edition Originale. 1 ff blanc, titre, 26 ff n. ch. et 284 pages (erreur en dernière page, indiquée 82). 1 volume in-16 (14,5*8,5 cm) relié pleine basane d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre. Plats légèrement épidermés, accrocs en coiffes, petit accroc à un mors, belle reliure par ailleurs, bien conservée dans l'ensemble. Bon état intérieur. Médecin et philosophe protestant converti au catholicisme, Samuel Sorbière fut nommé historiographe du roi en 1660. L'ouvrage est une sorte de compilation, classées par ordre alphabétique, de réflexions, pensées, et autres anecdotes le plus souvent caustiques de Sorbière, en latin et en français. (Brunet, 18537, qui ne cite qu'une Edition de 1694). Chaudon dans son Dicionnaire universel conteste l'attribution de cet ouvrage à Sorbière (T. XVI, p 317 : "C'est un Recueil de sentences ou bons mots qu'on suppose qu'il avoit proférés").

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        Architecture Pratique, Qui Comprend Le De'Tail du Toise, et du Devis des Ouvrages de Massonnerie, Charpenterie, Menuiserie, Serrureric, Plomberie, Vitrerie, Ardoise, Tuille, Pave de Grais & Impression.

      chez Etienne Michallet, premier Imprimeur du Roy, rue St. Jacques, Paris 1691 - FIRST EDITION. Contemporary (original) full calf leather binding with raised bands, compartmented with lovely gilt tooled designs. Moderate wear at extremities. Hand written date "1691" on spine. Gilt dentelling still visible at some edges of the cover. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpage. Dampstaining to edge of frontispiece slightly affecting image. Numerous full page copper engravings and other in-text illustrations. [15pp] + 392pp + [18pp (index)]. A thorough and detailed manual of practical architecture and all aspects of building, carpentry, plumbing, painting, etc, as well as an explanation on the Paris building laws by the renowned architect and pupil of Blondel. Overall in GOOD conditon. Pierre Bullet, architecte français, né en 1639, mort en 1716. En tant qu'architecte de la Ville de Paris, il publiera ensuite des Observations sur la nature et sur les effets de la mauvaise odeur des lieux ou aisances et cloaques et sur l'importance dont il est d'éviter cette mauvaise odeur pour la conservation de la santé (sans date, 1695 ?). Mais sa publication la plus importante est son Architecture pratique, qui comprend la construction générale & particulière des bâtimens, le détail, les toisés & le devis de chaque partie avec une explication & une conférence des trente-six articles de la coutume de Paris sur le titre des servitudes & rapports qui concernent les bâtimens, & de l'ordonnance de 1673 1691 qui connaîtra six rééditions, avec des augmentations de Descoutures à partir de 1755. Les questions les plus courantes y sont abordées, la construction en pans de bois, etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sancti Caecilii Cypriani Opera Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per Joannem Cestriensem

      Amstelodami : Apud Abrahamum Vansomeren, 1691. 1st Edition?. Huic editioni annexae sunt dissertationes Cyprianicae Henrico Dodwello?. Juxta examplar Oxonii e Theatro Sheldoniano. Eight edition. In eight sections, each beginning new pagination and register. Referenced by: CLC C 2179. Physical desc. : 2o, 38 cm; [8], 14 [i. E.18], [56], 72, 244, 240, 40, 110, 72, 118, 37, [1]p. Subject: Theology - Early Works to 1800. Christian literature, Early. Historiated initials; copper-engraved head & tailpieces. Minor repair to title page lower. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

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        La Géométrie pratique , du Sr Boulanger. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs notes , & d' un traité de l' arithmétique par Géométrie

      Michel David, Paris 1691 - In-12 , relié plein veau d'époque, (2) ff , 422 , (1) pp , figures dans le texte. traces d'humidité touchant principalement le premier plat et les premières pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sancti Caecilii Cypriani Opera Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per Joannem Cestriensem

      Amstelodami : Apud Abrahamum Vansomeren 1691 - Huic editioni annexae sunt dissertationes Cyprianicae Henrico Dodwello? Juxta examplar Oxonii e Theatro Sheldoniano. Eight edition. In eight sections, each beginning new pagination and register. Referenced by: CLC C 2179. Physical desc. : 2o, 38 cm; [8], 14 [i. E.18], [56], 72, 244, 240, 40, 110, 72, 118, 37, [1]p. Subject: Theology - Early Works to 1800. Christian literature, Early. Historiated initials; copper-engraved head & tailpieces. Minor repair to title page lower. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A satyrical epistle to the female author of a poem, call'd Sylvia's revenge, &c. By the author of the Satyr against woman.

      London: printed for R. Bentley 1691 - 24p. Some browning. Cut a bit close affecting some page numerals headlines and catchwords; outer edge of one leaf cropped removing one letter and shaving three others. Disbound. Ex Lib. John Brett-Smith. First edition. Wing G1436 L; CH, CU, MH, Y. CBEL II, 475. Robert Gould (d. 1709), poet, originally a servant of Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex. He contrived to obtain some education, and in 1690 wrote Love given O'er a Satyr against Woman which became popular. His satires were characterised by misogenysm. Love given O'er inspired Sarah Figge's answer The female advocate and also Richard Ames's Sylvia series. Here he answers Ames's answers. His patron was James, Earl of Abingdon who employed him in his country seat at Rycote in Oxfordshire. His last work was a poem The mourning swain: a funeral eclogue to the memory of James, Earl of Abingdon, 1700. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MEXICO, POBLACIÓN, Y PROGRESSOS DE LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL, CONOCIDA POR EL NOMBRE DE NUEVA ESPAÑA.

      Imp. Joseph Llopis. Barcelona, 1691 - . 29 cm. 10 h., 548 pág., 8 h. (a dos columnas). Portada a dos tintas y en orla con grabado xilográfico, grabado en la hoja 3 de preliminares con el escudo de la casa de Rocabertí y "culs-de-lampe" también xilográficos. Enc. en pergamino de época. Diversos errores de paginación y dos hojas traspuestas, pero ejemplar completo. Ligera señal de óxido y leve restauración en las primeras hojas. * Segunda y rara edición de esta conocida y muchas veces reeditada obra del sucesor de León Pinelo como cronista oficial. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Francisco Bernad Otal, cuyo sello figura en la portada. Palau 318603. Historia conquista de Mexico. Història d'Amèrica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate volume to Vignola and Aviler's Cours d'architecture.

      Nicolas Langlois ca 1691-1730, Paris - Plate volume, hardcover oblong quarto, 8.5 x 13 inches. In marbled paper boards. Bound without title page, attribution determined from matching plates to online copies. Featuring 102 pages of wonderfully engraved plates, sometimes 2 or more on a page with 5 folding leaves. Plates are in generally very good condition with a faint tidemark to about fifteen pages. Binding is good with exposed edges and joints, though still tight and holding firm. While OCLC records for this book date it 1691, the printing appears to be closer to 1730s. A wonderful plate volume feauturing virtually all aspects of architectural ornament, each captioned in French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Allée de la seringue ou les Noyers, poème hérosatyrique en 4 chants, par M. D******. La Fradine, ou les Ongles rognez . L'heresie détruite, poeme héroïque. [Ensemble] Le triomphe de Madame Des-Houlieres, receue dixième muse au Parnasse.

      Chez Eugene Alethophile, chez Claude Mazuel 1691 - - Chez Eugene Alethophile, chez Claude Mazuel, A Francheville, à Paris 1694, In 12 (9x15cm), 47, 44, 60pp. (1) , (2bc) (2) 24pp., relié. - Editions originales de ces deux ouvrages. Rare. L'hérésie détruite est notée seconde édition. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné à la Grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Filets d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Mors supérieur fendu en tête et mors inférieur fendu en queue. Une tâche sombre sur le plat inférieur. Annotations manuscrites récentes sur la première page de garde, stipulant que L'allée de la seringue, poème satirique, est à l'imitation du Lutrin de Boileau, que la Fradine est également une satire contre un apothicaire, et que L'hérésie détruite est une célébration de la révocation de l'édit de Nantes. Le dernier texte, en prose est une étrange mise en scène des Dieux du Parnasse et des symboles de la littérature qui vont sacrer madame Deshoulières dixième muse. Le texte est dédié à mademoiselle de Scudery, en concurrence avec madapme Deshoulières, car elle se voulait également une muse des lettres. Eustache Lenoble (1643-1711), baron de Tenelière, est bien connu pour ses satires politiques et autres productions curieuses qu'il a produit (la plupart de ses oeuvres sont plutôt rares). 47, 44, 60pp. (1) , (2bc) (2) 24pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traittez des barometres, thermometres, et notiometres, ou hygrometres.

      - Liege, (no printer), 1691. With nice engraved title by N. Pecoul dated 1688 and 35 fine plates showing scientific instruments and experiments engraved after A. Schoonebeek. 2 lvs., 45 pp., 1 lf. 4to. Contemporary calf, back gilt with label (rubbed).*Cf. Barbier IV, 774 (2 other editions). De Theux de Montjardin, Liege, 357 (copy with only 34 plates). 'Rare second edition (first Amsterdam, 1688) of 'the earliest account dealing exclusively with the subject, and especially valuable as the first work laying down rules for the graduation of the thermometer' (Sotheran). Several of the finely engraved plates show, apart from the scientific subject, a nice landscape in the background. Joachim Dalencé (or: d'Alence), astronomer and scientist, was born in Paris and died in Lille in 1707. He also wrote an important work on the magnet and was the editor of the first volumes of the famous series 'La Connaissance des Temps'. He was a friend of Oldenburg, Huygens and Leibniz. - Waterstain to fly-leaves and light waterstain to one quire; browned.[(5589)] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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        L'anatomie de l'homme suivant la circulation du fang, & les dernières découvertes, de'montré'e au jardin royal

      Chez Laurent d'Houry, A Paris 1691 - RO20000735: 550 pp., 12 pp. de table, 1 p. d'errata, 4 pp. d'épitre, 16 pp. préface - Cuir havane se décollant des plats avec manque important sur le 2è, manque en coiffe de pied - Nombreuses planches en noir et blanc souvent débrochées, dos à nerfs décoré de caissons dorés, titre doré In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Manque en coiffe de tête. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 611-Anatomie humaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia, y Viage del Mundo del Clerigo agradecido Don Pedro Ordoñez de Zevallos, natural de la insigne ciudad de Jaen, a las cinco partes de la Europa, Africa, Asia, America, y Magalanica, con el Itinerario de todo el

      Juan Garcia Infanzon, Madrid 1691 - 6 h. inc. portada a dos tintas, orla tipográfica, 432, [8] pp. Pergamino de época, título rotulado en lomo. Tercera edición de esta rara obra. El autor, natural de Jaén, viajó por el mundo a finales del siglo XVI y principios del XVII, con distintas ocupaciones y objetivos. Fue soldado y corsario antes que sacerdote. Se le supone la catolización de miles de almas a lo largo de su periplo. En su obra narra todos los viajes y aventuras que corrió a lo largo de su vida, con especial atención a América y Asia, China, Japón, Cochinchina, Nagasaki, Macao, Malaca, Goza, Cabo Verde, Cabo de Buena Esperanza.Los grandes trazos de su viaje, jalonado de su vida, muy resumido y escueto, se plasman en el capítulo de la historia de Jaén, donde se describe el viaje a modo de presentación. Es obra rara, de la que no se conserva ejemplar en bibliotecas españolas según el CCPB.Buen ejemplar, con su encuadernación original. Sello antiguo de biblioteca privada en portada. Palau, Salvá, 3802; Encyclopedia of Exploration, I, O16

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        THE REVOLUTION IN NEW-ENGLAND JUSTIFIED, AND THE PEOPLE THERE VINDICATED FROM THE ASPERSIONS CAST UPON THEM BY MR. JOHN PALMER, IN HIS PRETENDED ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION PUBLISHED BY THE INHABITANTS OF BOSTON, AND THE COUNTRY ADJACENT, ON THE DAY WHEN THEY SECURED THEIR LATE OPPRESSORS, WHO ACTED BY AN ILLEGAL AND ARBITRARY COMMISSION FROM THE LATE KING JAMES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A NARRATIVE OF PROCEEDINGS OF SIR EDMOND ANDROSSE AND HIS ACCOMPLICES, WHO ALSO ACTED BY AN ILLEGAL AND ARBITRARY COMMISSION FROM THE LATE KING JAMES, DURING HIS GOVERNMENT IN NEW ENGLAND

      Printed in the Year 1691. Boston: Re-printed and sold by Isaiah Thomas, 1773.. 59pp. Antique-style three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Very good. The second printing, following the extremely rare 1691 Boston edition, which is rated a "d" in Howes. The present edition is itself rated a "b" in terms of rarity by Howes. The great patriot printer, Isaiah Thomas, was no doubt asking his fellow New Englanders to draw inevitable comparisons between the oppressive administration of 17th-century Massachusetts governor, Edmund Andros and their own day. Andros outraged the Puritans of Massachusetts by enforcing unpopular British laws, restricting town meetings, promoting the Church of England, and other seemingly intolerable acts. Thomas published this edition in the wake of the Boston Tea Party, and the significance and timeliness of this pamphlet would be self-evident to any American of patriotic leanings. Authorship has been ascribed to Increase Mather, but the "To the Reader" is signed with the initials "E.R." and "S.S." Edward Rawson was the longtime Massachusetts colonial secretary, and Samuel Sewall was a prominent Boston merchant, jurist, publisher, and diarist. HOWES R79, "b." SABIN 46732. EVANS 12973. ESTC W21974 .

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        The State of the Protestants in Ireland Under the late King James&#39; Government; in which Their Carriage towards him is justified, and the absolute Necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his

      London: Printed for Robert Clavell, , 1691. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, October 4. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) ...Government and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated; first edition; quarto (21 cm. tall), [14 leaves] (permission, title, contents), 408 (actually 426, there are printer&#39;s numbering errors in Bb, Bbb, Fff, and Ggg1), [1] (advertisements); first few leaves tattered with no loss, bottom margin of title repaired with tape from verso and a short tear at fore edge of following page also repaired but again no loss, age toning and age staining with occasional burn dots, paper not fragile and an entirely readable copy in simple modern cloth; Wing K538. Photos available upon request.

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