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        Description du cerveau, des principales distributions de ses dix paires de nerfs, et des organes des sens.Paris: Guillaume De Lüyne, 1691.

      First edition, very rare, and a fine copy, of this important work on the brain and the sense organs.<br/><br/> ❧Heirs of Hippocrates 700; Krivatsy 3404; Wellcome II, p 487.<br/><br/> "Drouin enjoyed an excellent reputation as a skilled surgeon in the French army and returned to private life to become chief surgeon at Des Petites Maisons in Paris. This work, important in the development of neuroanatomy during the late seventeenth century, is the result of keen observation and careful dissection. In it, Drouin discusses the skull, the brain and its circulation, and the structure of the nose, eye, tongue, and ear. The nine folding plates were engraved from Drouin's own drawings" (<i>Heirs of Hippocrates<i>).. 12mo (153 x 85 mm), contemporary French mottled calf with richly gilt spine and five raised bands, capitals and corner with light wear, a fine and unrestored copy. Internally fine and fresh, plates clean and crisp, small closed tears in foldings not going into the plate boarder. pp. [16], 125, [3:errata] and 9 finely engraved folding plates. Rare, and especially in such fine condition

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        C. Suetonius Tranquillus, ex recensione Joannis Georgii Graevii cum eiusdem animadversionibus ut et commentario integro Laevini Torrentii, Isaaci Casauboni & Theodori Marcilii nec non selectis aliorum. Editio secunda auctior & emendatior

      Hagae-Comitis: Apud Johannem a Velsen. Good. 1691. Hard Cover. [xvi], 822, 110, [154] pages + 12 full page plates. With an extra engraved title page. There are two folding pages - 763 and 764. Pages are browned throughout. Bound in old full vellum, lacking the ties. Joints split, particulalry the front joint. With a gilt decoration of a bird catching a worm or snake to both boards. Lacks the lettering piece to the spine. Vellum darkened and discoloured. Ink owner's inscription - Richard Wooler, Holmsdale to the front free end paper and the title page. 3 other ink notes to the title page also. A heavy volume - extra postage will be required to send it outside the UK .

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        Pratique de la géométrie, sur le papier et sur le terrain.

      Paris bzw. Amsterdam, Mortier, 1691. - (15 x 9 cm). (6) 185 (7) S. Mit gestochenem Titel, Holzschnitt-Titelvignette und 82 nahezu ganzseitigen Textkupfern. Lederband der Zeit. Eines der schönsten Mathematik-Lehrbücher seiner Zeit. - Die hübschen Kupfer gehören zu den reizvollsten Beispielen wissenschaftlicher Barockillustration. Die geometrischen Darstellungen sind durch reizende Landschaften und Gebäude, meist mit figürlicher Staffage verziert. - "Le Clerc war ein sehr geschickter Kupferstecher und liebte es, die geometrischen Figuren mit Landschaftsbildern zu verquicken. Das verleiht seinem Buche. einen gewissen Wert für Freunde absonderlicher Drucke" (Cantor). - Titel mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Vorsätze etwas fleckig bzw. leimschattig. Kapitale mit Wurmspuren. Insgesamt gut erhalten. 1694 erschien noch ein zweiter Teil. - Cantor III, 19 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sermon panegyrico. Predicado, à la solemnidad de el patrocinio de N. Señora, en la iglesia del Real, y Religiosissimo Convento de Jesus Maria; de esta imperial ciudad de Mexico; en concurso de la primera missa que en dicho dia, è iglesia, cantó el Br. D. Antonio Bernardino Dominguez, Zamudio

      Mexico: Por Doña Maria de Benavides, viuda de Juan de Ribera Small 4to. [5], 7 ff.. 1691 The Convent of Jesus Maria was established in the late 16th century in Mexico City for the granddaughters and great-granddaughters of conquistadors and other early settlers who lacked dowries that would allow them to marry in their station. Later the requirement of ties to conquerors and early settlers was relaxed. The present sermon was preached on the occasion of the special event in the church of the convent that is mentioned in the title of this work. => It came from the press of one of the great woman printers / printing entrepreneurs of colonial Mexico. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCBP, and the OPACs of the national libraries of Mexico and Spain locate only the copy at the John Carter Brown Library, but we have an unverified report of another in the Lafragua Collection at Mexican National Library. Mid-20th-century red pebbled morocco, gilt spine. Partial marca de fuego on top and bottom edges. Wormtrack into text, touching but not costing words; generally quite clean with just an old spot or two to title-page. Very good.

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        [three lines in Greek, then] Flavii Josephi hierosolymitani sacerdotis Opera quae extant omnia

      Coloniae: Sumptibus Mauritii Georgii Weidmanni Folio. 38 ff., 1102 pp., 4 ff., 68 pp., 13 ff.. 1691 Josephus (b. A.D. 37) provides one of the very few non-biblical sources of Jewish history. This scholarly Cologne edition, in handsome => folio, offers a complete compilation of his works presented in the original Greek with Latin translation side-by-side on each page. The volume begins with the Antiquities of the Jews, translated into Latin and edited by Sigmund Gelen (1497?-1554), who also offers a biography of Josephus, based on his works, and the Against Apion. The Jewish War appears as translated and edited by Rufinus of Aquileia (A.D. 345?-410), and Josephus's history of the Maccabean Rebellion is translated and edited by => Erasmus of Rotterdam. In the five-part appendix are the Aristeas de LXX Interpretibus in Greek and Latin, translated into the latter by Matthias Garbatius; Ad Epitomen Aristeæ; a variorum of Book VII of the Jewish War and the Maccabean Rebellion based on the MSS. in the Leipzig collection; a Latin version of the Libelli de Maccabæis by Francisco Combesis; and fragments from the p e r i p a n t a V , ascribed to Josephus, edited by David Hoeschel based upon the work of Stephan le Moyne. Sidenotes refer the reader to important historical details and parallel biblical passages. This edition was compiled from MSS. in the Palatine library and is a revised and improved version of the Geneva edition of 1591. According to Dibdin, Thomas Ittigus, the editor, was "a man sufficiently conversant in Jewish antiquities, and an able reviewer of the MSS. and previous editions of his author." As far as Dibdin was concerned, this more than made up for imperfections in type and in paper quality (the paper is strong but inclined to browning). The title-page is handsomely printed in red and black, with engraved printer's device; there is a scattering of ornamental initials and head- and tailpieces. Full vellum over boards. Round spine with author's name and "Opera" in sepia ink at top. Inked personal ownership inscription on front fly-leaf; rather pleasing old library ownership stamp on verso of title-page. Lower corner of one leaf (H6) torn away without loss of text. Paper inclines to brown, as above, and there is the odd spot or underlining. => A substantial, significant volume.

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        MEMORABLE ACCIDENTS, AND UNHEARD OF TRANSACTIONS, containing an account of several strange events: as the deposing of tyrants, lamentable shipwrecks, dismal misfortunes, stratagems of war, perilous adventures, happy deliverances

      with other remarkable occurrences, and select historical events, which have happened in several countries in this last age. Translated from the French, printed at Brussels in 1691. and dedicated to his present Majesty William King of England, &c. Published in English by R. B. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1693, 12mo, approximately 145 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3¼ inches, splendid frontispiece of William III on horseback engraved by F. H. V. Hove, pages: [6], 174, [12] - catalogue of books printed for Nathaniel Crouch, Dedicatory Epistle to King William signed by T. Leonard. Bound in full early leather, raised bands to spine and 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels. Corners slightly worn, other extremities slightly rubbed, armorial bookplate of the Irish Comerford family with the name James Comerford on the front pastedown plus tiny early bookseller's label, title page and frontispiece slightly browned, small ink name at top of title page, small old paper repair to reverse of fore - edge of title page, margins slightly trimmed, occasionally affecting a catchword, 3 tiny corners missing, 2 with loss of 1 word but easily understandable, all pages lightly age - browned. A good tight copy of a rare interesting book. Possibly translated by Nathaniel Crouch whose pseudonym was Richard or Robert Burton or R. B. The author claims that all the events narrated are true history taken from the best histories, memoirs, voyages, and other famous works that had lately appeared. The narratives concern the Chinese, the Turks, Transylvania, the European Emperor, the French and the Spaniards in the Virgin Isles, the Dutch and the Algerians in sea battles, several eventful voyages to the East Indies, China, Canada, West Indies and various wars. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ANATOMY IMPROV'D AND ILLUSTRATED WITH REGARD TO THE USES THEREOF IN DESIGNING: NOT ONLY LAID DOWN FROM AN EXAMEN OF THE BONES AND MUSCLES OF THE HUMAN BODY, BUT ALSO DEMONSTRATED AND EXEMPLIFIED FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED ANTIQUE STATUES IN ROME

      ITALIANO Legatura in piena pelle moderna, filettatura in oro ai piatti e al dorso, titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso. 60 cc., tavv. XLII. Vignette in rame al frontespizio, emblema nobiliare a c.3 (J. Sturt sculpsit). Firma di appartenenza al frontespizio. Prima edizione inglese, la prima in assoluto fu in italiano nel 1691 sotto il titolo "Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno". Le belle tavole anatomiche rappresentano dissezioni del corpo umano descritti da Genga e da Lancisi. Un'opera di grande utilità per statuari, pittori e scultori del tempo. Genga fu un rinomato anatomista e chirurgo romano che sottolineò l'importanza della conoscenza anatomica per la pratica chirurgica. Esemplare in lieve e uniforme ossidazione, con foxing diffuso ad alcune tavole, tracce di sciupatura al verso dell'ultima carta d'indice.

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        [three lines in Greek, then] Flavii Josephi hierosolymitani sacerdotis Opera quae extant omnia

      Coloniae: Sumptibus Mauritii Georgii Weidmanni Folio. 38 ff., 1102 pp., 4 ff., 68 pp., 13 ff.. 1691 Josephus (b. A.D. 37) provides one of the very few non-biblical sources of Jewish history. This scholarly Cologne edition, in handsome => folio, offers a complete compilation of his works presented in the original Greek with Latin translation side-by-side on each page. The volume begins with the Antiquities of the Jews, translated into Latin and edited by Sigmund Gelen (1497–1554), who also offers a biography of Josephus, based on his works, and the Against Apion. The Jewish War appears as translated and edited by Rufinus of Aquileia (A.D. 345–410), and Josephus's history of the Maccabean Rebellion is translated and edited by => Erasmus of Rotterdam. In the five-part appendix are the Aristeas de LXX Interpretibus in Greek and Latin, translated into the latter by Matthias Garbatius; Ad Epitomen Aristeæ; a variorum of Book VII of the Jewish War and the Maccabean Rebellion based on the MSS. in the Leipzig collection; a Latin version of the Libelli de Maccabæis by Francisco Combesis; and fragments from the p e r i p a n t a V , ascribed to Josephus, edited by David Hoeschel based upon the work of Stephan le Moyne. Sidenotes refer the reader to important historical details and parallel biblical passages. This edition was compiled from MSS. in the Palatine library and is a revised and improved version of the Geneva edition of 1591. According to Dibdin, Thomas Ittigus, the editor, was "a man sufficiently conversant in Jewish antiquities, and an able reviewer of the MSS. and previous editions of his author." As far as Dibdin was concerned, this more than made up for imperfections in type and in paper quality (the paper is strong but inclined to browning). The title-page is handsomely printed in red and black, with engraved printer's device; there is a scattering of ornamental initials and head- and tailpieces. Full vellum over boards. Round spine with author's name and "Opera" in sepia ink at top. Inked personal ownership inscription on front fly-leaf; rather pleasing old library ownership stamp on verso of title-page. Lower corner of one leaf (H6) torn away without loss of text. Paper inclines to brown, as above, and there is the odd spot or underlining. => A substantial, significant volume.

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        Dyonisii Halicarnassei scripta, quae extant, omnia, et historica, et rhetorica

      New edition whose achievement is due to Friedrich Sylburg; the first edition of Sylburg seems to have appeared in 1586 in Frankfurt. Two title pages shown in red and black with a large thumbnail title, brand Weidmann printer. Bilingual edition in double column with the Latin look. This edition also contains the chronology of Glarean. Copy of arms of the city of Venice struck on the dishes. Bound in full vellum gilded. Back with nerves decorated with jewels and nets. As an exhibit in red morocco. Double frame net with angular irons, mentoring and second with double net. Vellum dirty, crumpled title page bearing a thin tear without missing foxing and browning scattered, sometimes quite marked. Despite vellum wearing uniforms dirt wove splendid golden weapons of Venice. Hellenistic deemed the sixteenth century, Sylburg was director of Latin and Greek editions of the printing of Wechel in Frankfurt; publishing works of Halicarnassus in Greek and Latin, with many comments, is one of his best achievements. If Antiquities of Rome's most famous work of Halicarnassus (where the author attempts to connect the first Rome to Greece), bears the Latin translation next to Sylburg, it is not just the rhetoric, only in Greek. Impensis Mauritii Georgii Weidmanni Lipsiae (Leipsig) 1691 2 parties en un Vol. In folio (24x38cm) (16) 792pp. 169pp. (1) (2bc.) ; (12) 280pp. 94pp. relié

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        Les Oeuvres de M. Francois Rabelai

      Rebelais, F. Les Oeuvres... Dont le contenu se voit à la pag. 23° suivante. Augmentées de la vie de l' Auteur & de quelques Remarques sur la vie & sur l' histoire. Avec l' explication de tous le mots difficiles. Eta la Clef nouvellament augmentée. (La Sphére), 1691. 2 volumi legati assieme in - 12°, bellissima legatura in marocchino rec., con dorso a 5 nervi e titolo in oro, tagli marezzati. (24), 488, (14); (2), da pag. 489 a 946, (8), (num. progr. dal I° vol.). Titolo in rosso e nero al front. del primo volume, alcuni fregi e iniziali silografiche nel tit. Ristampa dell' edizione Elzevir del 1663,ove allo stesso modo, si trovano ripetute le pp. 215 / 216, e dove, dopo la pagina 488, si trova la "Clef", citata come mancante da Brunet e Graesse, in questa come nelle edizz. precedenti. Verso la fine del secondo volume la silografia con la celebre figura della "dive bouteille". Scheda provvisoria.

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        Presbyterian inquisition as it was lately practised against the professors of the Colledge [i.e. College] of Edinburgh, August and September, 1690: in which the spirit of Presbytery and their present method of procedure is plainly discovered, matter of fact by undeniable instances cleared, and libels against particular persons discussed

      London: Printed for J. Hindmarsh, 1691. FIRST EDITION. Some dust soiling, but overall IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Small quarto: [2], 106 pp. Bound in modern half calf antique over marbled boards, old wrappers bound in at end (upper wrapper with early booksellers description and evidence of previous library shelf-marks) FIRST EDITION -- DAVID LAING'S COPY. Laing was one of the foremost Scottish antiquarians and bibliographers; he was a learned bookseller and, from 1837 to his death in 1878, keeper of the library of the Writers to the Signet, Edinburgh. He edited a large number of works of Scottish poetry and prose collectors, and formed a spectacular collection of Scottish historical materials which were dispersed posthumously through four huge sales at Sotheby's (1879-1881). The present pamphlet was lot 2988, and features Laing's autograph in pencil inside the front wrapper. This pamphlet contains the testimony and response of Alexander Monro in answer to charges of "misconduct of office" and also of "Popery." In December 1685 he was appointed principal of Edinburgh University and minister of the high church, succeeding Andrew Cant in both offices. "Monro, though professedly Presbyterian, had strong leanings towards episcopacy, and was strongly attached to the cause of James II. Consequently, when the Presbyterians came into power at the revolution, he resigned his ministerial charge, and was forced to demit his office of principal. In 1688 he was nominated bishop of Argyle by the influence of Viscount Dundee, but he was neither elected nor consecrated. The commission appointed to see the Privy Council Act of 1690 carried out in the Scottish universities made many charges against Monro, and his replies, given in his anonymously published 'Presbyterian Inquisition' (London, 1691), throw much light on the internal condition of Edinburgh University. It was one of the singular circumstances of the case that the declaration of the Prince of Orange was conveyed to the Edinburgh magistrates by Monro, instead of being sent directly to them by the government." The charges brought against Monro by the Presbyterians basically destroyed his career; Monro's life subsequent to September 1690 cannot be definitely ascertained. Of the two settings of leaf O1 identified by ESTC, the present copy conforms to setting 1, namely: leaf O1r is signed "O" and O1v has the errata. REFERENCE: Wing (2nd ed.); M2443. ESTC R5724. LITERATURE: David Murray, "David Laing, Antiquary and Bibliographer" (Glasgow, 1915) passim.

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        MANUALE DEGLI INVITATORJ. Co' suo' Salmi da cantarsi nell'Ore Canoniche per ciascuna Festa, e Feria di tutto l'Anno: nell'Ufizio paruo della Beatissima Vergine, e de' Morti. Coll'aggiunta delle Sequenze, e lor Canto, e Antifone da cantarsi alla distribuzione delle Candele, e delle Palme.

      Per Vincenzio Vangelisti 1691 Cm.14,6x9,7. Pg.196. Legatura in piena pergamena semirigida, con minima abrasione al capitello inferiore. Tagli spruzzati. Contiene i "Salmi degli Invitatorj de' Mattutini di tutto l'Anno" in tetagramma con notazione quadrata L'Autore (Firenze, 1638 - 1703), Sacerdote fiorentino, fu organista e cantore del Duomo

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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

      London:: Printed for Randal Taylor,. 1691 [1780].. 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.. 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.. 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.. Head- tailpieces. Lacks frontis plate.

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        Essays on Several Subjects.

      London: Printed for Richard Bently, in Russel-Street in Covent-Garden, 1691. - Octavo. [vi], 179, [i]pp. A3, B8-M8, N2. First edition. Contemporary calf, reapired. Wing B3348. With the bookplates of Stephen J. W. Tabor (motto: Otium sine literis mors est) and Russell D. Smith (motto: Vincit qui se vincit).

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        A Declaration of Independence Signer's Copy of Signed Cicero

      Amsterdam 1691 - Signed Book. Cicero's M. Tullii Ciceronis de Officiis Libri Tres, Henricum Wetstenium, Amsterdam, 1691. Hardcover Binding (Full Leather). Octavo (8vo). Also signed by his son Charles Jackson Paine. With the Republic ended after Caesar's death and the Senate abolished, Cicero wrote what he considered to be his masterpiece-a work on ethics that emulated Greek philosophers as Romans had little native-grown philosophy. Among its most important elements is the "Treatise on Moral Duties," written as a letter to Cicero's then-twenty-one-year-old son who was in university studies. In addition to being signed by Massachusetts Declaration of Independence Signer Robert Treat Paine on the title, it is countersigned by his son Charles Jackson Paine on the front pastedown. Charles dated his signature 1843, which placed him at 10 years of age, no doubt making this an instructional volume. Charles went on to become a railroad magnate, Civil War general and famous sportsman, perhaps by incorporating Cicero's practical application of ethics in his ventures.In a thick paper folded school-type cover that appears to be contemporaneous with the CJ Paine signature. ConditionVery Good. Endpapers browned, text has scattered foxing, but mostly clean. Full early calf modest wear at the corners, rubbing and few surface marks and a small drip of wax or paint, inner joint cracked. Scattered browning but mostly quite clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the English Dramatic Poets

      - LANGBAINE, Gerard. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH DRAMATICK POETS. Or, some observations and remarks on the lives and writings, of all those that have publish¿d either comedies, tragedies, tragi-comedies, pastorals, masques, interludes, farces, or opera¿s in the English tongue . Oxford, printed by L.L. for George West, and Henry Clements. An. Dom., 1691. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 556, [32] index, [1] blank, [1] errata; . First edition. A classic book, the first attempt to write biographies of English playwrights, and an important source of information about them and their works. 266a; Pforzheimer 577; Arnott & Robinson 10. This is an original 1691 copy beautifully rebound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis opera

      Typographia Regia, Parisiis, 1691. In folio (38 x 27 cm) reliure plein veau à la Duseuil, doubles filets et écoinçons doré sur les plats, dos à nerfs à fleurons et titre dorés, doré sur les trois tranches; 2 f., belle page de titre gravée, 498 p., bandaux, lettrines historiées, culs de lampes, large collophon gravé. Reliure défraîchie avec des manquants, cependant feuillets très frais ; un petit manque de papier en bordure de la page de titre sans atteinte à la gravure. Fo in full calf "à la Duseuil", ribbed spice with gilt flowerheads, double filets & gilt cornerpieces, gilt edges, [2], nice engraved title page, 498 p., head - bands, historical letters, tail pieces, large imprint. Damaged binding with missing pice of calf on spine, but very nice paper (just a loss of papier on border of the title page). Français relié DeCollection

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        Presbyterian inquisition as it was lately practised against the professors of the Colledge [i.e. College] of Edinburgh, August and September, 1690: in which the spirit of Presbytery and their present method of procedure is plainly discovered, matter of fact by undeniable instances cleared, and libels against particular persons discussed

      London: Printed for J. Hindmarsh, 1691. FIRST EDITION. Some dust soiling, but overall IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Small quarto: [2], 106 pp. Bound in modern half calf antique over marbled boards, old wrappers bound in at end (upper wrapper with early booksellers description and evidence of previous library shelf-marks) FIRST EDITION -- DAVID LAING'S COPY. Laing was one of the foremost Scottish antiquarians and bibliographers; he was a learned bookseller and, from 1837 to his death in 1878, keeper of the library of the Writers to the Signet, Edinburgh. He edited a large number of works of Scottish poetry and prose collectors, and formed a spectacular collection of Scottish historical materials which were dispersed posthumously through four huge sales at Sotheby's (1879-1881). The present pamphlet was lot 2988, and features Laing's autograph in pencil inside the front wrapper. This pamphlet contains the testimony and response of Alexander Monro in answer to charges of "misconduct of office" and also of "Popery." In December 1685 he was appointed principal of Edinburgh University and minister of the high church, succeeding Andrew Cant in both offices. "Monro, though professedly Presbyterian, had strong leanings towards episcopacy, and was strongly attached to the cause of James II. Consequently, when the Presbyterians came into power at the revolution, he resigned his ministerial charge, and was forced to demit his office of principal. In 1688 he was nominated bishop of Argyle by the influence of Viscount Dundee, but he was neither elected nor consecrated. The commission appointed to see the Privy Council Act of 1690 carried out in the Scottish universities made many charges against Monro, and his replies, given in his anonymously published 'Presbyterian Inquisition' (London, 1691), throw much light on the internal condition of Edinburgh University. It was one of the singular circumstances of the case that the declaration of the Prince of Orange was conveyed to the Edinburgh magistrates by Monro, instead of being sent directly to them by the government." The charges brought against Monro by the Presbyterians basically destroyed his career; Monro's life subsequent to September 1690 cannot be definitely ascertained. Of the two settings of leaf O1 identified by ESTC, the present copy conforms to setting 1, namely: leaf O1r is signed "O" and O1v has the errata. REFERENCE: Wing (2nd ed.); M2443. ESTC R5724. LITERATURE: David Murray, "David Laing, Antiquary and Bibliographer" (Glasgow, 1915) passim.

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        Pensées sur le Royaume de Dieu, et sa Justice -

      Paris: Edme Couterot, rue saint Jaqcues, au bon Pasteur, 1691 - (BINDING, FRENCH) 12mo. . Contemporary full black French morocco gilt with arms of Adrien-Alexandre Hannivel, comte de Mannevillette, Marquis de Crevecoeur on boards, spine gilt with armorial motifs, citron morocco doublures, gold flyleaves, a.e.g. Bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding. Invisibly rebacked preserving original spine. Two leaves with paper repair in gutter. Fine in cloth slipcase. Not in OCLC, RLIN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pensées sur le Royaume de Dieu, et sa Justice ?

      Paris: Edme Couterot, rue saint Jaqcues, au bon Pasteur, 1691. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary full black French morocco gilt with arms of Adrien-Alexandre Hannivel, comte de Mannevillette, Marquis de Crevecoeur on boards, spine gilt with armorial motifs, citron morocco doublures, gold flyleaves, a.e.g. Bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding. Invisibly rebacked preserving original spine. Two leaves with paper repair in gutter. Fine in cloth slipcase. Distinctive 17th Century French Binding, Wilmerding Copy

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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. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Van Hove. [16] leaves, including blank a8; 348 pp., final leaf of errata; lacking final blank leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked. With the bookplate of Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. In the Steps of Pepys 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"

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        Pensées sur le Royaume de Dieu, et sa Justice ?

      Paris: Edme Couterot, rue saint Jaqcues, au bon Pasteur, 1691. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary full black French morocco gilt with arms of Adrien-Alexandre Hannivel, comte de Mannevillette, Marquis de Crevecoeur on boards, spine gilt with armorial motifs, citron morocco doublures, gold flyleaves, a.e.g. Bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding. Invisibly rebacked preserving original spine. Two leaves with paper repair in gutter. Fine in cloth slipcase. Distinctive 17th Century French Binding, Wilmerding Copy

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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. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Van Hove. [16] leaves, including blank a8; 348 pp., final leaf of errata; lacking final blank leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked. With the bookplate of Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. In the Steps of Pepys Published a year after Pepys&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s Rule in British Seas doth Cease / Farewell their Wealth, their Glory, and their Peace"

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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. By Sir William Petty, late Fellow of the Royal Society

      London: printed for Robert Clavel at the Peacock, and Hen. Mortlock at the Phoenix in St. Paul's, 1691. Second edition (first was 1690). [24], 117, [3] pp. 8vo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style with red leather spine label; endpapers renewed, with original free endpapers preserved. Text block a bit closely cropped, touching an occasional catchword or printed shoulder note, otherwise a remarkably crisp and clean copy. The extraordinary Sir William Petty (1623-1687) was a man of many parts: anatomist, physician, professor of music, inventor, statistician, Member of Parliament, demographer, cartographer, one of the founding members of the Royal Society, and the author of many books, including this groundbreaking application of statistics to the study of economics: "... The novelty in Petty's approach was to quantify ... by abstracting numbers and using these as the basis of calculation, whether of profit and loss in his own Irish ironworks or English trades and industries, he constructed the method known as political arithmetic which was widely copied in the later seventeenth century (and beyond). In addition, by isolating such issues as the velocity of circulation, the difference between the natural and market price of a commodity, and the theory of economic surplus, he established important themes and methods for classical economists ..." (ODNB).

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        The Frauds of Romish Monks and Priests, Set Forth in Eight Letters Lately Written By a Gentleman, in his Journey into Italy; And Publish'd for the Benefit of the Public

      Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for - . Hardcover. Published 1691. 416 p. Small octavo. 3rd ed. Original calf binding, worn with binding slightly loose, a small bit missing front top spine bands, otherwise edges are well defined, pages are clean, raised bands & polished calf . Bookplate on inside cover. . . Former Library book. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [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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