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        MANOSCRITTO DI INTERESSE MANTOVANO recante il titolo: Istorico Ragionamento ossia narrazione sopra l'origine antichità e domini delli stabili e terreni che possiede la casa Custoza dimorante in Mantova.

      [metà XVIII sec.], S.l.n.d., - ms cartaceo in-folio (mm.380x255), cc 65, rileg. mod. m. tela, piatti in carta marmorizz. Il ms si compone di due parti. Nella prima parte sono riferiti dettagliatamente, con indicazioni di rogiti notarili, i passaggi di proprietà, per successione ereditaria o per compravendita, degli immobili Custoza posti in corso Pradella di Mantova (contrada Leone Vermiglio e altre) nelle vicinanze di via Corrado, come mostra lo schizzo riportato a c.5v sino a giungere all'acquisto della famiglia Custoza nel 1691 e poi, per passaggi di famiglia sino al 1732. Questa prima parte porta il titolo "Ragionamento storico sopra l'origine, antichità e dominii della casa ossia Palazzo di Città" (cc.2-29). La seconda parte reca il titolo "Ragionamento storico sopra l'origine [.] delle corti di Marengo e Marenghello con altre notizie" (cc.30-65). La seconda parte tratta infatti delle due proprietà marmirolesi di Marengo e corte Marenghello divenute anch'esse della nobile famiglia Custoza; si parte dall'origine antichissima di Marengo, già esistente nel 1037, per descrivere i passaggi di proprietà, la qualità degli edifici, gli appezzamenti di terra, i canoni d'affitto, e si giunge sino alla data del 1738 con cui termina la narrazione del ms. Allegato al ms, su fogli volanti, altro ms di 5 carte non numerate dal titolo "Trapassi dei fondi di Marengo e Marenghello" con notizie che vanno dal 1037 al 1781. Allegato un dattiloscritto di 5 cc numerate recante il titolo "Memorie inedite sulla gran corte di Marengo". Il ms principale si ritiene dunque della prima metà del Settecento in quanto l'ultima data cronologica citata è il 1738, con una nota marginale di mano differente del 1818 (c.11v). Altre note a matita di mano moderna aggiunte. Dalla c.52r cambia la mano dello scrivente. Restauro alla prima carta, ottimo stato di conservazione. [307]

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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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        The Scowrers. A Comedy, Acted by Their Majesties Servants.

      London: Printed for James Knapton, 1691. - A late play by Shadwell, a somehat coarse comedy about scourers, whores and scoundrels - but in the end one of the scourers comes around to virtue. This was an early use of the word "Scowrer," which was later employed by Arthur Conan Doyle in The Valley of Fear (1914). 4to, modern quarter calf, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Wing S-2872; NCBEL II, 745. Paper repairs to the margins of the title and several leaves, not affecting the text; a few signature marks trimmed by a binder; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Komste van Zyne Majesteit Willem III: Koning van Groot Britanje, enz. in Holland; ofte Omstandelyke beschryving van alles.

      Arnoud Leers 1691 - In folio (26,4 x 40,8). Pp. (10)+127+(1). Stupenda antiporta allegorica incisa su rame; ritratto di William III, e altre 14 tavole f.t. (3 a piena pag. e 11 a doppia pag). Fresco e marginoso esemplare. Ex-libris settecentesco al verso del front. Legatura piena pelle coeva, cerniere riparate. Dorso ornato (minime integrazioni), titolo su tassello in marocchino. Prima edizione di questa lussuosa relazione dei festeggiamenti per larrivo a La Haye di re William III. Le magnifiche tavole rendono pieno merito alla fama del grande incisore Romyn de Hooge, mostrando archi trionfali e grandiosi allestimenti. First edition of this magnificent fête-book with superb plates from Romyn de Hooge, published on the occasion of the visit of William III van Oranje-Nassau in The Hague after being crowned king in Britain. A nice copy in full contemporary calf, minimal restorations on spine gilt. LIPPERHEIDE, sd 25. LANDWEHR, Splendid Ceremonies, n. 146. BERLIN KATALOG, n. 2952. VINET, n. 752 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE della città di Cluana detta oggi volgarmente di S. Elpidio nella provincia della Marca, colla vita dei Santi Elpidio, e Sisinnio suo discepolo, e con altre antiche, e moderne notitie, messe insieme, e scritte da Natale Medaglia della medesima terra. Coll'aggiunta delle Memorie dell'istessa città, lasciate dal famoso Andrea Bacci, e dall'erudito Camillo Medaglia Elpidiani.

      Pannelli,, Macerata, 1691 - 2 opere in un vol. in-4, pp. (8), 180; (4), leg. ottocentesca m. tela con carta dec. ai piatti e tit. mss al d. Con una bella tav. in rame ripiegata al front. raffigurante la veduta prospettca di S. Elpidio. Rara ediz. orig. della storia di S. Elpidio, in provincia di Ascoli Piceno, sorta sull'antica città romana di Cluana. Ranghiasci p. 253. Lozzi cita una seconda ediz. del 1716: "Raro". [MM2-175]

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        Dictionnaire Mathématique Ou Idée Générale Des Mathématiques. Dans Lequel Sont Contenus Les Termes De Cette Science, Outre Plusieurs Termes Des Arts & Des Autres Sciences.

      Huguetan, Amsterdam 1691 - Frontis grabado - portada grabada y a dos tintas - 6h. - 739pp. y 23 láminas, tres de ellas plegadas. También muy ilustrado entretexto con grabados y ejemplos matemáticos y musicales. =Ejemplar algo cansado. ==-Amsterdam, Huguetan, 1691. In-4. Frontis gravé - titre gravé - 6ff. - 739pp. et 23 planches, 3 dépliantes. Aussi très illustré entre le texte avec gravures et des exemples mathématiques et musicaux. Basane de l'époque. =Exemplaire un peu fatigué. =Première édition. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nauglio del Giappone della Fayfena. (ship engraving)

      Venice: 1691-98 - Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718) Isolario dell'Atlante Veneto Venice: 1691-98 Copperplate engravings Sheet size: 16” x 11 1/2” 25” x 19 1/2” framed Coronelli was both a cleric and an encyclopedist, with a particular interest in geography and cartography. He joined the Franciscan Order in Venice in 1665 and six years later entered the convent of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, which was to become his professional workshop. In 1681 Coronelli served as Royal Cartographer to King Louis XIV in Paris, gaining special access to the most current records on world geography sent in from the colonies, and provided by the French Academy of Sciences.Coronelli returned to Venice in 1684 and founded the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, a geographical society with membership drawn from the aristocracy and church hierarchy, and a year later he was appointed Cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. He also started a successful publishing career, and was sole author or contributor to over 140 titles and produced several hundred maps, either printed separately or as parts of atlases. Coronelli published his groundbreaking cartographic work in a number of notable publications, including the two-part Isolario Atlante Veneto (1691-1692; 1696-98), and the Corso Geografico Universale (1692 & 1695). He is also credited with being the first to publish an encyclopedia in alphabetic order. By the end of the 17th century, he was perhaps the most famous map publisher in Europe and received constant requests from his contemporaries for information that would enable them to bring their atlases up to date. Shortly after his death, however, his name and work were quickly forgotten, and he remained in obscurity for several centuries. The lasting influence of his work is undeniable, however, and modern appreciation has more than compensated for the earlier lack of recognition. Coronelli’s Isolario, believed to be Coronelli’s greatest work, is one of the most decorative and ornate of all 17th century atlases. Illustrated in Coronelli’s unique style, this atlas is a comprehensive survey of the islands of the world as known in his time, along with diagrams of various nautical weather conditions, instruments, fortresses and ship diagrams.

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        Julius Caesar. A Tragedy. As it is now Acted at the Theatre Royal.

      London: by H[enry]. H[ills]. Jun. for Hen Herringman and R Bentley, and sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders, [after 1691] - Quarto (227 × 166 mm). Early 20th-century full red morocco by Riviere & Son, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges. Housed in a flat back cloth solander box. Joints neatly restored, paper age-toned as usual with seventeenth-century quartos, but a very good copy, well-margined all round. An unusually good example of an early quarto edition, surviving examples of which are commonly found trimmed and in poor condition. There is no lifetime quarto of Julius Caesar, which was first published in the first folio in 1623, that text being the sole authority for the play. Unusually for a major Shakespeare play, the text suffered no adaptation in the Restoration. The play was revived by Thomas Killigrew's King's Company in 1672, using the original text, with Charles Hart initially playing Brutus. Thomas Betterton (1635–1710), generally recognized as "the greatest English actor between Burbage and Garrick", took the part in later productions and is here listed in the part, with his boyhood friend Edward Kynaston as Antony. The quarto was first published by Herringman in 1684, the year he turned over the retail side of his business to Francis Saunders and his partner Joseph Knight, and the year before he published Shakespeare's fourth folio. It was followed by four undated reprints with closely similar imprints to this, and a 1691 edition with an imprint mentioning only Herringman and Bentley. In 1969 John W. Velz superseded Henrietta C. Bartlett's 1913 bibliographical ordering of these players' quartos. He regards the 1691 edition as the second authorized edition and identifies this edition as the first (QU1) of three undated reprints: unauthorized editions printed by Henry Hills Junior, the printer of the 1684 first quarto, most likely in the date range 1695–1700. But it is not the fourth and last of the undated piracies, which is not a Restoration quarto and has a different text showing signs of annotation from Rowe, which Velz therefore dates "from sometime after 1710, probably from sometime after 1714" (p. 181). This edition descends directly from the 1684 edition, and was probably issued in direct competition to Herringman's 1691 edition, for which Hills was not re-employed as printer. Bartlett 113; Wing S2923; John W. Velz, "'Pirate Hills' and the quartos of Julius Caesar'", BSA Papers, v. 63 (1969) 177-193.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus DesprezÉIn usum Serenissimi Delphini.

      Pris: Fridericus Leonard 1691. - Pretyman (1750) was a close adviser to William Pitt throughout his life, particularly on matters of finance. Pitt appointed him to the diocese of Lincoln in 1786, a see he held until 1820, when he moved to Winchester. He wrote a two-volume biography of Pitt in 1821. Two volumes, quarto. . [14], 504; [2], 505 (fly-title to Volume II), [1, blank], pp. 505-914, [126, indexes] pp. Contemporary Dutch vellum. Covers panelled in blind, with central blindstamped ornament, spines lettered in ink. Minor soiling, a few leaves lightly browned, but overall a very good set. With the armorial bookplates of George Pretyman (1750-1827), Bishop of Lincoln, and armorial bookplates of a later owner. First Delphine edition of Horace, edited by Louis Desprez. The Delphine editions of Latin authors, edited by Pierre Huet, were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, the heir of Louis XIV. Many, including this one, became the standard texts and were frequently reprinted This is a scarce set. The four copies listed in OCLC are all in libraries in the Netherlands.

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        Kalendarium Hortense, Or, The Gard'ners Almanac, Directing What He is to do Monthly Throughout the Year, And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime,

      Printed for R. Chiswell in St. Paul's Church-yard, London 1691 - The eighth edition, with many useful additions. 12mo. (xxii0<175(xv)pp. Title page in red and black, and with an engraved frontispiece-title. Index. Contemporary full sprinkled calf; spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, gilt, and gilt title. With a full page engraving at p. 157 illustrating the construction of a greenhouse. Light wear to edges,dampstain affecting the bottom of the endpapers, a few small marginal wormholes, two ownership names on preliminary blanks else a very good copy. ETSC R294. Wing #3498. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kalendarium Hortense: or, The Gardeners Almanac, Directing what he is to do Monthly throughout the Year. And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime

      R Chiswell in St Paul's Churchyard, T Sawbridge in Little-Britain and R Bentley in Russell-Street in Covent Garden, London 1691 - A very good copy of the 8th edition of Evelyn's classic work which was the first calendar produced for english gardeners (first published in 1664). John Evelyn (1620-1706) was, among other talents, a noted horticulturalist. In what appears to be the original binding which has been repaired so that it has a newer spine. The spine has a red title label and gilt lettering and decoration around raised bands. There is some wear to the edges of the boards but the binding is otherwise in very good condition. Internally the free endpapers look to have been replaced at some point. There is a black and white engraved frontispiece and title page with red and black inks. There is an ink marking at the top of the title page which has blotted onto the top of the frontispiece. With dedication to Abraham Cowley Esq; a dedicated poem by Abraham Cowley called 'The Garden' to John Evelyn (which has 2 ink signatures of A Cowley at the end - it seems unlikely that these are original); introduction to the Kalendar; and the Kalendar arranged in months. Each month has 2 title sections with its name in red capitals with an astrological sign - the first section covers the Orchard and Olitory Garden; the second the Parterre and flower garden. There is a section on the new conservatory or green-house illustrated with an engraving; a section on the best fruit varieties; a detailed index and an errata page. There is another ink signature at the rear. The contents are in very good condition bar the occasional brown spot. 175 pp plus the index and errata page [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire mathématique, ou Idée générale des mathématiques. Dans lequel l'on trouve, outre les termes de cette science, plusieurs termes des arts & des autres sciences; avec des raisonnemens qui conduisent peu à peu l'esprit à une connoissance universelle des mathématiques.

      A. Lambin for E. Michallet, Paris 1691 - Contemp. sheep (rubbed, joints repaired), [10]-672-[70] pp. (some minor spotting, blank lower corner of Gggg4 repaired). Good copy. Conlon Prélude, 5365. Houzeau/Lancaster 9334. BN Paris (3). Not in Goldsmith (BL London). Cp. Matagne (Namur) O-135 (Amsterdam repr.). Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 208; Roller-G. II, 269; Cantor III, 270; DSB X, 264. - 1st edition of one of the major works of the French mathematician Ozanam (1640-1717). Illustrated (complete) with 24 fold. plates and with numerous woodcuts and diagrams. The dictionary is divided into sections dealing with subjects such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, cosmography, astronomy, navigation, optics, perspective, mechanics, hydrostatics. With long chapters on architecture (pp. 551-584), fortification (pp. 585-630) and music (pp. 640-672). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saga om k. Oloff Tryggwaszon i Norrege hwilken hafwer warit den berömligste och lofligste konungh i Norlanden/ och därsammestädes christendomen först och lyckeligst utwidgat. Sammanskrefwen på gammal swenska eller gothiska af Odde Munck som war i Omgeyrum wid Watns-dal norr i Islandh. Nu på nya swenskan/ sampt det latiniske språket öfwersatt af Jacob Jsthmen Reenhielm åhr effter Christi bördh 1691. Historia Olai Tryggwæ filii in Norrigia. Laudatissimi olim & maxime incluti in septentrione regis, qui omnium primus atque maximo cum successu christianam religionem ibidem propagasse fertur. Idiomate gothico s. suevico vetusto primum condita ab Oddo Monacho Islando nunc in linguam hodiernam sueticam, quin & latialem translata a Jacobo Jstmenio R

      1691 - Uppsala, (H. Keyser II), 1691. 4:o. (8),285,(29),1-4,7-116 pp. A woodcut illustration in the text on p. 76 in the second sequence. A fairly ragged contemporary half calf with raised bands. Wormholes on the spine. The corners defect and back board with a vertical crack. Front flyleaf missing. Some occasional wormholes and stains caused by ink, damp and soil. A major ruststain with a neglectable loss of a letter on pp. 131-32 and a few wormholes in text on pp. 181-95. A few leaves incorrectly bound in the beginning. Owner's signatures. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 661. Fiske Catalogue of the Icelandic collection s. 434. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 2605. Bibliotheca Rudbeckiana 741. The story of king Olaf Tryggvason of Norway translated to Swedish and Latin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les provinces des Pay Bas Catholiques.....le Roiyde France, le Roy d' Espagne....

      Paris 1691. Karte zeigt gesamt Belgien und Luxemburg und teilweise Frankreich, Auf 2 Platten gedruckt und zusammen gesetzt, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 54,5 x 87,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        De re libraria selecta Quaedam auspiccius diviniset superiorum iussu pro loco in amplissimo collegio philosophico more maiorum rite obtinendo praeses M. --- Slaiza - Variscus resprondente Ionne Matthia Wendio Lubecensi selenni eamini submittet a.d. XXI, D

      1691. Ienae, Litteris Georgi Heinrici Mulleri. (1691). 24pp. No wrappers (as issued), but decorated paper spine. Wrinkled throughout.

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        An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention'd in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton's Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua S

      - FIRST EDITION OF DESAGULIERS AND NEWTON PAPERS ABOUT NEWTON'S THEORY OF LIGHT AND COLOURS. First edition of Edmund Halley's description of his diving bell. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley's paper, 'The Art of Living Underwater,' sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage. [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its 'vivifying spirit,' and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the 'curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.' But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley's bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: 'The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues'" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun 'nebulae'. ALSO INCLUDED is Cotes' "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler's formula. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor's important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than

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        An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attraction" pp. 294-295 (Taylor) WITH "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention'd in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton's Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An

      - FIRST EDITION OF BROOK TAYLOR'S important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early disciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor. accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of 'magnetic attraction,' which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers' and Newton's papers about Newton's theory of light and colours. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Halley. WITH First edition of Edmund Halley's description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley's paper, 'The Art of Living Underwater,' sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage. [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its 'vivifying spirit,' and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the 'curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.' But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley's bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: 'The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these por

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        Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; (Halley) WITH "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention'd in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton's Doctrine of th

      - FIRST EDITION of Roger Cotes' "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler's formula. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Halley, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of Edmund Halley's description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley's paper, 'The Art of Living Underwater,' sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage. [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its 'vivifying spirit,' and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the 'curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.' But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley's bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: 'The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues'" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun 'nebulae'. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton's theory of light and colours. Desaguliers' optical experiments here were for the most paper retetiti

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        The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" pp. 492-499; "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); (Halley) WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention'd in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton's Doctrine of the Diffe

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF EDMUND HALLEY'S DESCRIPTION OF HIS DIVING BELL. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley's paper, 'The Art of Living Underwater,' sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage. [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its 'vivifying spirit,' and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the 'curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.' But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley's bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: 'The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues'" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun 'nebulae'. ALSO INCLUDED is Cotes' "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler's formula. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton's theory of light and colours. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor's important deduction that "at the distance of nine fee

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        Der Cronicken Der drey Orden deß Heiligen Francisci Seraphici I.-VI. Theil. Welchen verbessert und abermahl zum Druck gebracht. Zus. 6 Teile in 3 Bänden (komplett).

      Prag, Johann Nicolaus Hampel, 1691-1689.. Folio (30 x 19 cm). Zus. ca. 2000 Seiten. Mit 3 gestochenen Kupfertiteln und 6 Drucktiteln. Prächtige barocke Kalbslederbände über Holzdeckel mit je 2 Schließen mit reich geprägten Deckeln.. *VD17 23:294954V. Band I/II datiert 1691 (der Kupfertitel 1690), Band 5/6 datiert 1689, der Kupfertitel dort ebenfalls 1690 - identisch zu dem Exemplar im VD17. - Sannig (1638-1684) war ein Franziskaner schlesischer Abstammung und mehrfach Provinzial der böhmischen Ordensprovinz. Neben theologischen Schriften verfasste er die vorliegende umfangreiche Chronik des Franziskanerordens. - Vollständiges Exemplar in außerordentlich schön gearbeiteten Barockeinbänden. - Band I/II mit ein paar kleinen unbedeutenden Wurmspuren am unteren Rücken, gelegentlich leicht gebräunt. Das Metallstück eines der 6 Schließbügel ist lose. Insgesamt jedoch ein Prachtexemplar in sauberer und sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Consejos de la Sabiduria, ó compendio de las máximas de Salomon,. . que le son mas necessarias al hombre, para portarse sabiamente. Con reflexiones sobre estas máximas por. Es obra moral, y politica, muy util para Reyes, Señores y Ministros.

      1691. . 1691 - Imprenta de Antonio Roman. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 14 H.+353 pp.+34 H. Cuarto Menor. Pasta española. Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Ética y Moral), Siglo XVII . Edición muy cuidada, con el texto encuadrado y anotaciones en los márgenes que ayudan al seguimiento y comprensión del texto, de este compendio de máximas y aforismos, atribuidos por el autor al rey bíblico Salomón, paradigma de la sabiduría en la cultura católica de la época. Encuadernado en pasta española, con dorados y tejuelo rojo en lomera. Perfecto estado.

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        IGERET ORKHOT OLAM/ id est/ ITINERA MUNDI/ sic dicta nempe COSMOGRAPHIA/ autore/ ABRAHAMO PERITSOL/ Latina versione donavit & Notas passim adjecit Thomas Hyde S. T. D. e Coll. Reginae Oxon. Protobibliothecarius Bodlejanus. Calce exponitur Turcarum LITURGIA, PEREGRINATION MECCANA, Aegrotorum visitation, circumcision, & c. Accedit Castilgatio IN Angelum a Sto. Joseph, al. dictum de la Brosse, Carmelitam¿ Oxonii [=Oxford], Sheldon theatre, 1691

      E Theatro Sheldoniano, impensis Henrici Bonwick,, Oxford, Great Britain 1691 - IGERET ORKHOT OLAM/ id est/ ITINERA MUNDI/ sic dicta nempe COSMOGRAPHIA/ autore/ ABRAHAMO PERITSOL/ Latina versione donavit & Notas passim adjecit Thomas Hyde S. T. D. e Coll. Reginae Oxon. Protobibliothecarius Bodlejanus. Calce exponitur Turcarum LITURGIA, PEREGRINATION MECCANA, Aegrotorum visitation, circumcision, & c. Accedit Castilgatio In Angelum a Sto. Joseph, al. dictum de la Brosse, Carmelitam Oxonii [=Oxford], Sheldon theatre, 1691 8f [=16 pages], pages 1-196, 4, 1-31. Worn old ¾ red leather with paper covered boards. Top edge gilt. Inner boards and facing flyleaf marbled. A few pages have notations in old hand. Bilingual edition: most pages include two columns, Hebrew and Latin. Steinschneider 4222, 2 column 689. Roest 34. Wing F-438. Vinograd. Oxford 4; Geography/Americana. Hebrew and Latin. Translated by Thomas Hyde. Oxford: Sheldon. The author, Abraham ben Mordechai Farissol (1452-1528), a Renaissance Jew, was a contemporary of Christopher Columbus. Farissol served as scribe, educator, cantor in the Ferrara synagogue, communal leader, polemicist and biblical exegete. He was born in Avignon, France, but spent most of his life in Ferrara and Mantua This fascinating work represents Farissol¿s foray into geography. It so interested Thomas Hyde, the Chief Librarian at the Bodleian Library and Professor of Hebrew at Oxford, that he translated it into Latin with the aid of contemporary Jewish scholars and published it in this parallel Hebrew and Latin edition. It is the first Latin edition of this work. It is also the first Hebrew book to describe the discovery of the New World (Chapter 18, 29) and it contains a fascinating discourse on the Ten Lost Tribes (Chapter 14). In addition to being a pioneering work on geography, it is also the first Hebrew text to contain a description of America. Bound with Tractatus Alberti Bobovii [Muslim Liturgy and Religious Practices] (Oxford 1690). Text in Latin and Osmanli (Turkish in Arabic characters), with notes by the Editor, Thomas Hyde. Oxford, Sheldon Theatre: 1691. The Igeret Orkhot Olam is a pioneering work on geography. First published in Ferrara in 1524. Besides its rudimentary description of the "Erets Hadasha" (The New World), the book also contains a valuable reference to the enigmatic personality of David Reubeni (chapter 14). For a thorough account of his Farissol's life and achievements, see David B. Ruderman, The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol (Cincinnati, 1981); see also Andre Neher, Jewish Thought and the Scientific Revolution of the 16th century (Oxford, 1986), pages 122-135; and EJ, volume VI, columns 1184-1185. According to the preface to the second work, present here, but often missing, is another work translated by Hyde, a tract on the religious ceremonies of the Turks. (ESTC R27480; Sabin 60934). Albert Bobowski was a Polish interloper in the Ottoman Empire who, in recognition of his linguistic ability, was given the title "Turgeman Bashi" (Chief interpreter) by Sultan Mohammed IV. Bobowski recorded Muslim practices, including the hajj to Mecca and the Muslim rites of circumcision. Scans are available upon request. [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.

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        An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" pp. 159-164; "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" pp. 390-392;"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" pp. 492-499 (Halley) WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention&#39;d in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; "An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attraction" pp. 294

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT HALLEY PAPERS, INCLUDING TWO ON THE ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA OF OBJECTS IN THE SKY IN THE SKY THAT PRODUCE LIGHT BUT DO NOT CONTAIN A SUN &#39;NEBULAE.&#39; The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of Edmund Halley&#39;s description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley&#39;s paper, &#39;The Art of Living Underwater,&#39; sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage... [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. ALSO INCLUDED is "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler&#39;s formula. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor&#39;s important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early diciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor... accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of &#39;magnetic attraction,&#39; which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers&#39; and Newton&#39;s papers about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attraction" pp. 294-295 (Taylor) WITH "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention&#39;d in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Ter

      FIRST EDITION OF BROOK TAYLOR&#39;S important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early disciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor... accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of &#39;magnetic attraction,&#39; which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers&#39; and Newton&#39;s papers about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Halley. WITH First edition of Edmund Halley&#39;s description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley&#39;s paper, &#39;The Art of Living Underwater,&#39; sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage... [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its &#39;vivifying spirit,&#39; and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the &#39;curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.&#39; But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley&#39;s bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: &#39;The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues&#39;" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun &#39;nebulae&#39;. ALSO INCLUDED is Cotes&#39; "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler&#39;s formula. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention&#39;d in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; (Halley) WITH "An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attract

      FIRST EDITION OF DESAGULIERS AND NEWTON PAPERS ABOUT NEWTON&#39;S THEORY OF LIGHT AND COLOURS. First edition of Edmund Halley&#39;s description of his diving bell. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley&#39;s paper, &#39;The Art of Living Underwater,&#39; sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage... [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its &#39;vivifying spirit,&#39; and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the &#39;curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.&#39; But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley&#39;s bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: &#39;The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues&#39;" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun &#39;nebulae&#39;. ALSO INCLUDED is Cotes&#39; "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler&#39;s formula. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor&#39;s important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early diciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor... accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of &#39;magnetic attraction,&#39; which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers&#39; and Newton&#39;s papers about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" pp. 492-499; "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); (Halley) WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention&#39;d in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; "An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attraction" pp

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF EDMUND HALLEY&#39;S DESCRIPTION OF HIS DIVING BELL. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley&#39;s paper, &#39;The Art of Living Underwater,&#39; sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage... [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its &#39;vivifying spirit,&#39; and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the &#39;curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.&#39; But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley&#39;s bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: &#39;The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues&#39;" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun &#39;nebulae&#39;. ALSO INCLUDED is Cotes&#39; "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler&#39;s formula. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor&#39;s important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early diciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor... accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of &#39;magnetic attraction,&#39; which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers&#39; and Newton&#39;s papers about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. 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        Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); WITH "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" (pp. 492-499); "An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" (pp. 159-164); "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" (pp. 390-392);"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; (Halley) WITH "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention&#39;d in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Doctrine of the Different Refrangibility of the Rays of Light" pp. 448-452; WITH "An Account of an Experiment made by Dr. Brook Taylor assisted by Mr. Hauksbee, in order to discover the Law of Magnetical Attract

      FIRST EDITION of Roger Cotes&#39; "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler&#39;s formula. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Halley, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of Edmund Halley&#39;s description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley&#39;s paper, &#39;The Art of Living Underwater,&#39; sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage... [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. He tells us that air in an enclosed space loses its &#39;vivifying spirit,&#39; and wisely states that he will not go into the precise physiological reasons for this, leaving that to the &#39;curious anatomist, to whom the structure of the lungs is better understood.&#39; But Halley does understand that current models of diving bells contained only a small amount of air, and while it had been proposed to pump fresh air into them from the surface, the strength of the pumps available at the time was not sufficient to overcome the pressure at depths of more than fifteen feet or so. The deeper a bell descended, the smaller the air space that would be left in which to breathe, as the water pressure would compress the air inside the bell. Edmund Halley&#39;s bell was bigger and more stable than those of his contemporaries, and he further proposed that a diver might make excursions from the bell wearing a miniature bell on his head. What he suggested was a primitive diving helmet, which would be attached by a leather pipe to the large bell, although even at publication he does not reveal the precise details of this device. Unlike other scientific brains of the age, Halley tested his improved diving bell himself, descending into the waters of Pagham harbor in Sussex in the summer of 1691. According to his own account, Halley sat on a bench suspended across the lower reaches of the bell and remained dry except for his showes. Noting the effects of increased air pressure as the bell descends, he describes the physical sensations produced on the Eustachian tubes during the dive: &#39;The only inconvenience that attends [the descent] is found in the ears, within which there are cavities opening only outwards, and that by pores so small as not to give admission even to the air itself, unless they be dilated and distended by considerable force. Hence, a pressure begins to be felt on each ear, which by degrees grows painful, like as if a quill were forcibly thrust into the hole of the ear; till at length, the force overcoming the obstacle, that which constrains these pores yields to the pressure, and letting some condensed air slip in, present ease ensues&#39;" (Ecott, Neutral Buoyancy, 19-20). ALSO INCLUDED are two other Halley papers, both on the astronomical phenomena of objects in the sky that produce light but do not contain a sun &#39;nebulae&#39;. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. Desaguliers&#39; optical experiments here were for the most paper retetitions of those described by Newton, made in order to vindicate Newton&#39;s accuracy -- which had been challenged -- and the theoretical conclusions Newton had drawn. Some of them were improved in detail -- for example, by the use of a camera obscura. Part of the success of Newtonian optics was due to those who spoke in defense of Newton&#39;s ideas, those who popularized them; Desaguliers was prominent in this role. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor&#39;s important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early diciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor... accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of &#39;magnetic attraction,&#39; which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers&#39; and Newton&#39;s papers about Newton&#39;s theory of light and colours. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        An Account of Several Extraordinary Meteors or Lights in the Sky" pp. 159-164; "An Account of Several Nebulae or Lucid Spots Like Clouds, Lately Discovered among the Fixt Stars by Help of the Telescope" pp. 390-392;"Methodus Singularis Qua Solis Parallaxis Sive Distantia a Terra" pp. 454-464; "The Art of Living under Water: Or, a Discourse concerning the Means of Furnishing Air at the Bottom of the Sea in Any Ordinary Depths" pp. 492-499 (Halley) WITH "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes" pp. 5-45 (Cotes); "An Account of Some Experiments of Light and Colours Formerly Made by Sir Isaac Newton, and Mention'd in His Opticks" pp. 433-447 (Newton and Desaguliers); "A Plain and Easy Experiment to Confirm Sir Isaac Newton's Doctrine of the Different

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT HALLEY PAPERS, INCLUDING TWO ON THE ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA OF OBJECTS IN THE SKY IN THE SKY THAT PRODUCE LIGHT BUT DO NOT CONTAIN A SUN 'NEBULAE.' The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to those of Hauksbee, there are papers by Cotes, Newton, Desaguliers, and Taylor. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of Edmund Halley's description of his diving bell. Though Halley lodged a patent for his diving bell in 1691, this 1716 Phil Trans paper was his first public description of his improved device. "Halley's paper, 'The Art of Living Underwater,' sets out the problems as he saw them of the bells constructed at the time. Bells were in use in shallow water throughout Europe, and there had been several notable cases of salvage. [but] Halley was keen to improve on the system, which involvwed hauling the diver and his bell all the way to the surface in order to replenish the air inside the container. He proposed a method whereby barrels of fresh air could be lowered to the bell, and emptied into it by means of a hose. Stale air would be let out from the top end of the bell through a stopcock. ALSO INCLUDED is "Logometria Auctore Rogero Cotes," his only paper and the one in which he provides the first proof of the relation between exponential function to trigonometric functions -- the identity now known as Euler's formula. ALSO INCLUDED are two papers in which Desaguliers and Newton write about Newton's theory of light and colours. ALSO INCLUDED is Taylor's important deduction that "at the distance of nine feet, the power alters faster, than as the cubes of the distances, whereas at the distances of one and two feet, the power alters nearly as their square." "Several important early diciples of Newton, particularly his assistants Francis Hauksbee and Brook Taylor. accordingly undertook to obtain by experiment a magnetic analog to the law of gravitation. Newton speaks of 'magnetic attraction,' which might imply the force of attraction between two magnets, but Taylor and Hauksbee measured the field of the magnet at different distances from the lodestone. Desaguliers' and Newton's papers about Newton's theory of light and colours. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXIX [29], For the Years 1714, 1715, 1716. London: Printed for W. Innys, at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1717. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [6], 544, [4]. Includes 3 page index. 13 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        Kst.- Karte, von H. van Loon nach G.C. da Vignola bei N. de Fer,"Principaute de Transilvanie. Divisee en cinq Nations ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1691, 44 x 49. Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, De Fer 2a. - Ãœber der Karte Kopftitel in franz. Sprache, unten rechts Erklärungen zu Siebenbürgen ( franz. Sprache ).

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        Copia de carta escrita a un caballero de la ciudad de los Reyes, dandole cuenta de la muerte del Excelentisimo Señor Duque de la Palata, en la ciudad de Portovelo, Viernes Santo 13 de Abril de 1691

      News from Portobello of the death of a Peruvian Viceroy, printed in Lima. 1691. San Felipe de Portovelo. In folio (290 mm x 190 mm). 2 ff. Unbound. Upper right corner with damp, fold traces, else good.First edition. A rare imprint printed in Lima with news of the death of Melchor Nvarra y Rocafull, more widely known as the Duque de la Palata (1626 ?" 1691); the letter is written in the form of praise, by an anonymous party and addressed to a gentleman from Lima, whom in turn had it printed. It describes the process of his sickness and attempts to cure him, prior to ecclesiastical preparation for his death, at three thirty in the afternoon, April 13, 1691. Melchor de Navarra was a military officer and Spanish colonial officer; he reached the pinnacle of his career in the Indies when appointed Viceroy of Peru (1681 ?" 1689). During his reign he fought off the pirate fleet lead by Edward Davis who had previously sacked small town on the coast, and reestablished the Casa de Moneda. He stayed in Lima until 1691 when he sailed back to Spain, stopping at Portobello (Panama), where he died of sickness.It ends with a short note referring to the deeds and achievement during the colonial administration, naming his struggle against piracy in the Pacific ports and active administration. Palau, 61299. Medina, Lima, 634.

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        Grammatica religiosa, Oder Geistliche Tugend-Schul, in welcher ein Jeder, so wohl Geist- als Weltlicher, heylsamb zur Geistlicher Vollkommenheit unterwiesen wird. Der andere Truck. Köln, F. Metternich 1705. 4°. 9 Bll., 758 S., 13 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz, blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen.

      . . Dünnhaupt 140, 25.II.2 - Faber du Faur 1116 - Bertsche 26 c, 2.- Zweite deutsche Ausgabe der katholischen Tugendlehre (die lateinische Originalausgabe war 1691 erschienen) des berühmten Wiener Barockpredigers Abraham a Sancta Clara (1644-1709). Er gilt mit rund 600 Einzelschriften als bedeutendster deutscher katholischer Prediger und Poet der Barockzeit mit ungewöhnlicher Sprachkraft und Sprachfantasie.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tlw. gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig, dekoratives Exemplar.

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        Planisphero Del Mondo Vecchio Maior Del Mondo Nuovo Descritto

      Venice: circa, 1691. Engraved map, 450 x 615 mm.; some small repairs, small section of restoration along the old central fold near the Persian Gulf, but in overall good condition, framed. Coronelli map with Tasman details. A very fine map of the Eastern Hemisphere by the great Venetian cartographer Coronelli, which combines &#39;the most up-to-date cartographic information with elegant engraving and restrained accompanying decoration&#39; (Shirley). Coronelli (1650-1718) was Italy&#39;s finest seventeenth-century cartographer, famous for a pair of globes he made for Louis XIV. He was a member of the Franciscan order, of which he became general, and founder of the learned society Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. Coronelli is highly regarded for his tireless efforts of cartographic research. He was involved in the production of some four hundred maps all of which he drew, engraved and printed. This Eastern Hemisphere map features a decorative coat-of-arms and descriptive text with astrological symbols at the side. Australia is reasonably well delineated with the discoveries of Tasman&#39;s second voyage taken into account. Notes refer to the discoveries of "Terra de Concordia" (1618), "Terra d&#39;Edels" (1619), "Terra de Lewin" (1622), "Terra di Pietro Nuyts" (1627), as well as the island of "San Francisco" (off the south coast, mapped by Nuyts and Thijssen), as well as generally the "Terra di Diemen" and "Terra di Arnhem". Also marked are the "Rocher de Frederic Outman" (Houtmans Abrolhos, referring to the shoals on which the Batavia wrecked in 1629) and, just to their south, "Isole d&#39;Edels Turtel Duyf" (the Turtle Dove Shoals, mapped by Hessel Gerritsz in 1627). A massive "Terra Australe Incognita" dominates the bottom of the map, but is here little more than a vaguely suggested outline with, to the south-west of Cape Horn, the "Terra de Pappagalli, creduta fauolosa" - the land of the Parrots, thought to be fabulous.

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        Dictionnaire mathématique ou Idée générale des mathématiques

      - Amsterdam, aux dépens des Huguetan, 1691. Fort in-4, (14)-739-(1) pp., reliure d'époque plein veau brun, dos orné, tranches jaspées, figures dans le texte (coiffe inférieure arasée, petites mouillures). Orné de 23 planches hors-texte (frontispice et 22 pl.) ; les exemplaires présents dans les bibliothèques publiques comptent entre 22 et 24 pl. Publié simultanément à Paris chez Michallet. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Veuillez noter que le traitement et l'expédition des commandes passées en juillet et en août peut prendre plus de temps que d'habitude : merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension. * Langue : Français

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        Prospetto del teatro . il Tempio Vaticano, In cui sontuoso preparamento festeggia alle Glorie di cinque Eroi canonizzati. Carlo Fontana Architetto, Alessandro Spechi D.S.

      - Stamperia di Domenico de Rossi, Roma 1691. - Magnifica incisione rappresentante la cerimonia per la canonizzazione di cinque "Eroi". 440 X 655 mm. - Due buchi di tarlo nella parte centrale in basso.

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        Beschryvinge van Amsterdam,.

      Zynde een Naukeurige verhandlinge van desselfs eerste Oorspronck uyt den Hyse der Heeren van Amstel, en Amstellant, Haar Vergrooting, Rykdom, en Wyze van Regeeringe, tot den Jare 1691 second edition. Amsterdam By Andries Van Damme, Johannes Ratelband, De Weduwe A.Van Aaltwyk, en Hermanus Uytwerf [etc.], 1726. 2 vols. Engr. title-plate by P.Tideman, vigns, 5 plans/maps & 48 engr. views (one large fold. plan, one large fold. view, 41 double-page plts & 10 full-page plts) & 77 engr. in the text (some by Jan Luiken). folio. Complete set of the second edition with numerous views, maps and plans. - Including a.o. the large panoramic view of Amsterdam.

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        Dictionaire Mathematique Ou Idée Generale Des Mathematiques. Dans Lequel Sont Contenus Les Termes De Cette Science, Outre Plusieurs Termes Des Arts & Des Autres Sciences

      Huguetan Amsterdam 1691 - (8 unpag. Leafes), 739 S. Leather, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, 4º. Engraved frontispiz, engraved vignette on title-page, 23 engraved plates (one of them folded), numerous illustrations from woodcuts. Only small defects: a page with torned off corner, 2 leafes browned at edge. At all a very fresh, quite clean and complete copy. Gilted ornament and titel on spine. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Les Etats de Savoye et de Piemont.

      1691 - Paris, 1691. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 810 x 615mm. A fine example.

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        Observatio-Numphysico-Medicarum. Libri Tres, quibus accessit Ephemeris Vulneris Thoracici & in eam Commentarius.

      Hamburgi, Schultziana 1691.. Pergamenteinband. Kantenhöhe ca. 20 cm. 11 Bl.,544,68 S., 1 Bl. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln und einer Vignette (Ansicht einer Residenz). -Einbd. fl., Rckn. gedunkelt, Titelblatt gelockert, St.a.T., ein Bl. mit Eckabriss, durchgehend gebräunt und stockfl..

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        Tractatus PHYSICUS cum animadversionibus

      Amstelaedami, Johannem Pauli, MDCXCI (1691). Grand in / 12 reliure velin, titre manuscrit sur le dos, 2 culs de lampe, 16 gravures sur cuivre dépliantes, 16 ff. de préface, sommaire, 510 p. Brunissure décroissante de la page de titre à la p. 50. Mention d?appartenance à Hetzel. Rohault Jacques (1618 - 1672). Elève de Descartes dont il adopta la méthode en l?appliquant aux sciences, il joignit l?observation au raisonnement et s?attacha, dans ses leçons, à rectifier et à compléter les preuves du raisonnement par des expériences. Le présent ouvrage (1ère édition en 1671), le meilleur qui eût paru jusqu?alors, eut un grand succès mérité, traduit en plusieurs langues, de nombreuses années réédité et adopté dans l?enseignement en France. Contient les quatre parties : principes de la physique, cosmographie, physico - chimie des éléments terrestres, mouvements des corps animés. Big 12mo in full contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, 16 folded plates, [16], 510 p. Light faded stain from 1st to 50 p. Otherwise, a very good copy. The author was one of Descartes's pupils. He applied method to Sciences, added observation, proof & experiences to reasonning in his teaching.The hereby work - the best ever published in 17th s. - Got a great & deserved success. Widely translated, it was carried by French teaching. relié Bon état

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        DICTIONAIRE MATHEMATIQUE, OU IDÉE (IDEE) GENERALE DES MATHEMATIQUES. Dans Le Quel Sont Contenus Les Termes de cette Science, outre plusieurs termes des Arts and des autres Sciences, avec des raisonnemens qui conduisent peu à peu l&#39;esprit à une connoissance

      Amsterdam: Huguetan, 1691. Amsterdam:: Huguetan,, 1691. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition Complete with engraved frontispiece, 23 engraved plates, 1 foldout engraved plate. Bound in full contemporary calf with raised bands spine, gilt lettering and decoration spine. Rebacked at an early date, with the original spine laid down. Mild cover edge wear. Owner inscription ffep. Minimal scattered foxing. 8vo. 739 pp.

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        Echo Trinaria, Ad Trinam Vocem clamantis in deserto Resonans, Sive Conciones Morales & Sacrae In Dominicas & Festa per annum. Opus Novum Ac Recens. Echo Prima (I/1+2) - Echo Secunda (II/1+2) - Echo Teria (III/2). - Ohne den Band III/1.

      Köln, Noethen, 1691 - 1696.. Echo Prima: [8] Bl., 552 S., [20] Bl. + [2] Bl., 421 S., [15] Bl. - Echo Secunda: [4] Bl., 654 [richtig: 658] S., [25] Bl. + [2] Bl., 499 S., [15] Bl. - Echo Tertia (Teil II In Festa): [2] Bl., 392 S., [10] Bl. Mit 2 wiederholten gestochenen Frontispizes (in Band I/1 und II/1). 20 c 16 cm. Pergamentbände der Zeit (I+II) und Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenprägung (III/2).. *VD17 1:080743V. Jeder Band erschien in 2 Teilen je für "Dominicas" resp. "Festa". VD17 nennt zwar den Teil III/1, hat diesen aber nicht (wie die anderen) sep. aufgeführt. VD17 datiert den Band II/1 auf 1694, in unserem Exemplar steht dort das Jahr 1693. - Sehr seltene umfangreiche Predigtsammlung (es erschienen 6 Teile in 3 Bänden). Im vorliegenden Exemplar fehlt der Teil 1 des "Echo Tertia". - Die Pergamentbände leicht gebräunt und die beiden Fronttitel mit altem Stempel. Text mit leichter Altersbräunung. Insgesamt gut erhalten

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        Les caractères de Theophraste traduits du grec. Avec les caractères ou les moeurs de ce siècle.

      Paris, Estienne Michallet 1691 - In-12 [157 x 92 mm]. Collation : (32), 587, (4) pp. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, armes dorées au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure du XIXe, David.) Sixième édition originale. Elle comprend 77 nouveaux caractères, qui ne sont ici signalés par aucun signe distinctif. L'auteur en parle cependant dans une addition de la préface. Douze caractères anciens ont reçu des additions. La remarque sur les favoris disgraciés a disparu. On trouve ici pour la première fois les Caractères du 'Distrait', d' 'Onuphre', les portraits de La Fontaine, de Santeul, etc. Pour la première fois aussi, les 'Caractères de Théophraste' sont imprimés en plus petits caractères que ceux de La Bruyère. Tchemerzine, T, 802. Ex-Libris Fernandez. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par David. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essais de Sermons pour Tous les Jours du Car?me

      Paris - Denys Thierry, 1691. Paris - Denys Thierry, 1691 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of Essais de Sermons pour Tous les Jours du Carme Contenant Six Discours Differens pour Chaque Jour, et des Sentence Choisies de la Sainte-Ecritute et de Peres de &#39;Eglise pour Chaque Discours; avec la Traduction de ces Sentences by M. L&#39;Abbe de Bretteville. Third edition. The first two volumes of four. In French. Essays and Sermons for every day ofLent containing six discourses,a different onefor each day. With a Table des Desseins to front of each volume and a Table des Matieresto rear of each volume. Illustrated with asmall woodcut to each title page. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with bumping and slight wear to extremites and occaisonal marks to boards. Hingesstrained. Internally, firmly bound, free endpapers absent to volume one due to hinges. Bright but with slight scattered foxing and tidemarks to endpapers and text block egdes. With instituitional ink stamps and evidence of past bookplates to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Instruction Sur L&#39;Histoire de France, et Romaine

      sp;- Lyon - Jacques Guerrier, 1691. sp;- Lyon - Jacques Guerrier, 1691 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce example of Claude Le Ragois&#39; Roman and French history. In French. Third edition. Claude Le Ragois (d. 1683) was a French tutor whose pupils included the Duke of Maine. This work was first published in 1684 and went through over 180 editions. With an explanation of Ovid&#39;s Metamorphoses, and with pages added to the rear containing interesting maxims. Condition: In a roan binding. Externally, worn with slight loss to and lifting of leather of backstrip. Internally, binding loosening in places though no pages are missing except for front free endpaper. Various ink marks and inscriptions to front pastedown, title page, rear endpapers and the odd further page. Occasional spots and marks throughout with tidemarks affecting many pages. Slight evidence of past worming to gutter of some pages. Overall: FAIR.

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        De natalibus fulminum, tractatus physicus accedit appendix qua litterae et observationes quaedam huc pertinentes Maffei, Lionii, Pagliarini aliorumque continentur. Leipzig, J. F. Gleditsch 1725. 8°. 8 Bll., 112 S., mit 1 Kupfertafel, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. RTitel.

      . . Poggendorff II, 634 - Dt. Museum Libri rari 234.- Erste Ausgabe.- Seltene Abhandlung über den Ursprung von Donner und Blitz, verfaßt vom deutschen Mathematiker Georg Friedrich Richter (* 29. Oktober 1691 in Schneeberg; 23. Juni 1742 in Leipzig).- Stempel auf flieg. Nachsatzblatt, etwas gebräunt u. braunfleckig, Ebd. VDeckel etwas geworfen mit hs. Nr.# First Edition.- Rare treatise on the origin of thunder and lightning.- Slightly browned and foxing.

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