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        Les Avantures de Jacques Sadeur dans la découverte et le voiage de la Terre Australe. Contenant les coutumes & les moeurs des Australiens...

      Paris: Claude Barbin, 1692. Octavo, in contemporary mottled calf, spine panelled in gilt; fine armorial bookplate on front pastedown. A revised edition, prepared by François Raguenet, possibly from a manuscript by Foigny himself. The dangerously heretical nature of the first edition has been tempered here by concentrating on the fabulous rather than the social and political.One of the earliest and best of all imaginary voyages to Australia, Foigny's book refers to the inhabitants of his Terre Australe as "Australiens" - the first time that the term was used to describe an inhabitant of the southern continent.Foigny (c.1650-1692) had a turbulent life. A promising career as a Franciscan monk was scotched by his 'licentious behaviour' and he was forced to flee to Geneva and Protestantism. The narrative purports to be the dying gift of the sailor Sadeur to an anonymous narrator. Twice kidnapped and four times shipwrecked, Sadeur only survives when he is plucked from the sea by a gigantic winged monster which fortuitously drops him on the shores of Western Australia. Ashore, his luck continues: as an hermaphrodite himself (the Jesuit priests called him male as a convenience) Sadeur is especially acceptable to the hermaphroditic, asexual society that he discovers. The Australians' utopian rejection of the body is responsible for their society's rationality and harmony. In this world Sadeur's curiosity and levity about the topic is considered very de trop, yet worse his 'propensity to unseemly arousal' (Rees).As in many imaginary voyages - Swift's Houhnyhyms, and their debates about the extermination of the Yahoos represent perhaps the best known example - the perfection of the community tolerates no impurities. Thus, the otherwise detached Australians are involved in a brutal war of annihilation with the Fundian 'half-men': crucially, Sadeur cannot stomach the war, a fact only complicated when 'bored by decades of sexless bliss, rational discussions and indoctrinations, athletic exercises and peaceful gardening ... [Sadeur] falls for a female among the enemy' (Friederich).This important work, which combines several major traditions, is 'a major utopia, rich in satire and iconoclasm' (Gibson) and presents a narrative response to the strict regimentation of the utopia, particularly in the context of the Pacific (Spate comments: 'in part at least a send-up of Quiros').Although relatively more common than the 1676 and 1701 editions, this is still a very rare work on the market. Title slightly stained but a good copy, front flyleaf removed.

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        Mosellae et Rheni Confluxus. - Moguntiae - Person exc. - A 19':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 23. - Zeigt den Mosellauf von Treis bis zur Mündung in den Rhein und den Rheinlauf von Kaub bis Unkel. - Seltene Karte!

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        Gesamtansicht rheinabwärts gesehen; links die Pfalz; rechts Kaub und der Gutenfels ('Die Pfaltz n. Person exc. - A 15').

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 19. - Zeigt eine Ansicht vom Rhein auf die Pfalz und auf Kaub mit Gutenfels. - Seltene Ansicht!

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        Mosellae et Rheni Confluxus. - Moguntiae - Person exc.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 40 (1. Ausgabe - ohne die Nummer oben rechts) - Zeigt den Mosellauf von Treis bis zur Mündung in den Rhein und den Rheinlauf von Kaub bis Unkel. - Seltene Karte!

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        Le cuisinier royal et bourgeois, qui apprend à ordonner toute sorte de repas, e la meilleure maniere des ragouts les plus à la mode e le plus exquis. Ouvrage tres utile dans les familles, e singulierement necessaire à tous maitres à hotels, e ecuiers de cuisine. Seconde edition, revue e augmentée. A Paris, chez Charles de Sercy, 1693 (Colophon: de l'imprimerie de Laurent Rondet, 1692)

      Charles de Sercy, 1692. in-12, pp. (20), 505, (46), leg. in p. vitello, titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso a nervetti (cerniera ant. Fessurata). Impresa sul frontespizio, fregi e iniz. xilogr. Seconda edizione, rarissima, del libro di cucina più importante di Massialot. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1691, ebbe numerose edizioni e fu considerato autore fondamentale per la compilazione delle successive opere gastronomiche e per lo sviluppo dei ristoranti. La prima parte comprende modelli di menu distribuiti secondo le stagioni e pranzi realmente preparati dall'autore, mentre la seconda presenta per la prima volta le ricette proposte per ordine alfabetico, costituendo de facto un prodromo dei dizionari di cucina. Innovativi sono l'introduzione delle essenze nella preparazione dei fondi da cucina e l'utilizzo nelle ricette del cioccolato, fino ad allora considerato soltanto come bevanda. Ottimo esemplare, malgrado qualche fioritura e strappo al margine del ff. T2, con perdita di poche lettere; antico timbro con monogramma al frontesp.

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        Regno et Isola di Sicilia

      1692. "Carta geografica tratta dalla PRIMA EDIZIONE dell'atlante ""Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte"" edito da Antonio Bulifon. L'opera, interamente disegnata da Francesco Cassiano de Silva, è il primo atlante geografico interamente concepito, disegnato ed inciso a Napoli e rapprsenta il primo atlante sul Regno di Napoli. L'atlante è dedicato a Cosimo III de' Medici e stampato per la prima volta a Napoli nel 1692; una successiva edizione, postuma, viene curata dal nipote Luigi e stampata nel 1734 con il titolo Carte de' Regni di Napoli e di Sicilia. Una terza stesura viene pubblicata nel 1788. Esemplare nel secondo stato di tre, con il cartiglio vuoto, come nel primo stato, ma con diversa cornice decorativa. La modifica del cartiglio, rispetto alla prima tiratura, ha comportato qualche riposizionamento delle lettere dei testi, come per la E di MARE e la A di Grecia, nel mare Jonio; oppure la perdita di qualche lettera. Incisione in rame, intagliata da Cassiano da Silva, finemente colorata a mano, in eccellente stato di conservazione." "Nice map of Sicily taken from the first edition of the ""Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte"" published by Antonio Bulifon. The work, planned by Francesco Cassiano de Silva, is the first geographic atlas entirely planned, drawn and engraved in Naples and represents the first atlas about the Neapolitan Kingdom. The atlas is dedcated to Cosimo III de' Medici and printed in 1692; there is a postumous edition, edited by the nephew Luigi, and printed in 1734 with the title "" Carte de' Regni di Napoli e di Sicilia"". A third edition was published in 1788. Example in the second state, of three, with the right cartouche empty. Copperpalte, engraved by Cassiano da Silva, finely hand coloured, in excellent condition." Napoli Naples Valerio - Spagnolo , Sicilia 1477-1861, n. 146 p. 324 322 218

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        Giornale de Letterati del M.DC.XCII (1692) e primo di Modona.

      per gli eredi Cassiani, 1692. Ad ad'instanza de'Cozzi, e Capponi stampatori vescovali.In 8°; 12 fascicoli per un totale di pp. (10), 446 con 4 tavole di cui 2 ripiegate; cartonato editoriale coevo.Incisione calcografica al frontispizio raffigurante il recto e il verso di una medaglia (Franciscus II P. P. Margarita Farnensis e Felicitas Temp.).Il volume contiene:1 tavola ripiegata raffigurante i pozzi1 tavola illustrante un problema sollevato da Galileo1 tavola ripiegata illustrante parassiti (vermi) dei cani1 tavola raffigurante le 3 lune apparse contemporanemente in cielo la notte del 22 aprile 1691OTTIMO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE.Segnaliamo che uno dei precedenti prorpietari ha apposto la nota seguente: "dopo l'ultima carta ne mancano probabilmente alcune altre".Rarissimo.

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        Le cuisinier royal et bourgeois, qui apprend à ordonner toute sorte de repas, e la meilleure maniere des ragouts les plus à la mode e le plus exquis.

      Ouvrage tres utile dans les familles, e singulierement necessaire à tous maitres à hotels, e ecuiers de cuisine. Seconde edition, revue e augmentée. A Paris, chez Charles de Sercy, 1693 (Colophon: de l'imprimerie de Laurent Rondet, 1692), - in-12, pp. (20), 505, (46), leg. in p. vitello, titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso a nervetti (cerniera ant. Fessurata). Impresa sul frontespizio, fregi e iniz. xilogr. Seconda edizione, rarissima, del libro di cucina più importante di Massialot. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1691, ebbe numerose edizioni e fu considerato autore fondamentale per la compilazione delle successive opere gastronomiche e per lo sviluppo dei ristoranti. La prima parte comprende modelli di menu distribuiti secondo le stagioni e pranzi realmente preparati dall'autore, mentre la seconda presenta per la prima volta le ricette proposte per ordine alfabetico, costituendo de facto un prodromo dei dizionari di cucina. Innovativi sono l'introduzione delle essenze nella preparazione dei fondi da cucina e l'utilizzo nelle ricette del cioccolato, fino ad allora considerato soltanto come bevanda. Ottimo esemplare, malgrado qualche fioritura e strappo al margine del ff. T2, con perdita di poche lettere; antico timbro con monogramma al frontesp. Livres en bouche 117 (I ediz.). Vicaire, 574. Menell, All Manners of Food pp. 74-5: ''The social connotations of food were being made more and more explicit: not only was anything reminiscent of rusticity and the food of the peasants to be avoided, but the court and the 'best circles' were offered as models to be copied. The growing sense of ''good taste,'' national pride, and deference to the court as the fount of all fashion are all evident' (Mennell). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES MONTAGNES DES ALPES OU SONT REMARQUES LES PASSAGES DE FRANCE EN ITALIE. LE DUCHE' DE MILAN ET LES ESTATS DU DUC DE SAVOYE ETC.

      1692. La carta rappresenta la parte nord ovest dell'Italia settentrionale. Questo esemplare mette in evidenza quelle che sono le caratteristiche principali delle mappe francesi rispetto a quelle olandesi e tedesche, dalle quali si distinguono per la maggior cura dedicata al disegno ed alle decorazioni dei cartigli. Prorpio l'eleganza tecnica di queste carte fece sì che le stesse mappe fossero esportate e copiate nei paesi vicini fino all'inizio del XVIII sec.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 7; Arrigoni-Bertarelli n. 868; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 40. Aliprandi, vol. I, p. 183.

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments Teutsch, Doctor Martin Luthers. Auff gnädigste Verordnung Dess... Fürsten und Herrn Ernst, Herzogen zu Sachsen... Von etlichen Reinen Theologen dem eigentlichen Wort-Verstand nach, erkläret, ... Neben den christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, mit beygedruckt ... ein kurtzer ... Bericht von der Augspurgischen Confession.

      Nürnberg, Johann Andreae Endtners Seel. Söhne, 1692. Folio. (46 x 30 cm.). Contemp. full calf. Wear to top of spine. 2 compartments with old repairs. A closed tear to foot of spine. Remains of old gilting and title on spine. Spine rubbed. With 3 (of 4) clasps and catches in brass. Engraved titel and printed title in red/black. (38),(22),(66),686,950,(18) pp. A few brownspots on the first leaves. A dampstain in lower margin of the last 5 leaves. A few leaves in beginning and at end a bit frayed in right margins. A few leaves with loss of blank in margin. Internally in general clean and fine. With in all 42 engraved plates (incl. general title and portrait of Luther) and 1 engraved coat of arms (portraits, apostles, plates, parttitles, plans, map etc.). A few plates with dampstains to margins. This so-called "Weimerer-Bibel" or "Ernestinische Bibel" was first printed in 1641 and ran through 13 editions up to 1792.

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

      chez Estienne Michallet.. The original first edition was published in 1688, two other edition will follow, according to the first. This seventh edition that can be considered as the fifth first edition contains many additions. Title page red and black. Full Sheepskin brown time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Restorations caps, corners and joint. The characters were Heather implement a dynamic, constantly in motion. While the first edition puts more value in the translation of Characters of Theophrastus, editions from the 1689 fourth behave very many additions, and the fourth (first edition have been completed) has 764 points against 420 in the first The seventh that we propose in 1073 count from the original 420. The few handwritten marginal notes are intended to identify living characters in the satire, because the characters were primarily a painting of courtiers. Force Heather is having made universals guys. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Estienne Michallet. Paris 1692 grd. in-12 (10x17cm) (32) 679pp. (9). relié

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        Varios efectos de amor en onze novelas exemplares nuevas, nunca vistas ni impresas

      Lorenzo García, Madrid 1692 - Varios efectos de amor en onze novelas exemplares nuevas, nunca vistas ni impresas. Las cinco escritas sin una de la cinco letra vocales, y las otras de gusto y apacible entretenimiento. Compuestas por diferentes autores, los mejores Ingenios de España. Recogidas por Isidro de Robles, natural desta Coronada Villa de Madrid. Añadidas en esta Segunda Impressión., Madrid. Por Lorenzo García, año 1692. 4º., 6 hs. + 319 págs. Encuadernación de época en piel, con nervios y adornos florales en oro y tejuelo en lomo. Entre la novela V y la sexta un par de páginas con manchas de aceite. Se trata de una compilación de novelas de varios autores barrocos reeditadas con variantes por este librero madrileño como acicate de posibles nuevos lectores. Las primeras cinco novelas llamaron mucho la atención en su época por haber utilizado el artificio lingüístico del lipograma, consistente en escribir sin una de las vocales. Esta segunda edición, junto a la primera impresa también en Madrid en 1666 son muy raras, y difícilmente aparecen en el mercado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoires contenant Les vies des Hommes illustres & grands capitaines françois de de son temps [Ensemble] Memoires contenant les vies des Dames illustres de son temps

      Chez Jean Sambix (Elzevir). New edition elzevirienneBinding half vellum with corners contemporary. Smooth back Jansenist. Title and volume number to the black pen (now red, part V was added to the last volume, later). Chez Jean Sambix (Elzevir) A Leyde 1692 in-16 (7,5x12,6cm) (8) 417pp. et (4) 400pp. et (4) 442pp. et (2) 350pp. (2) et (6) 384pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        A brief disquisition of the law of nature,

      8vo., (98)396(4)pp., including the imprimatur leaf (with repair but no loss of printed surface) and two* advertisement leaves, minor general paper toning, early signature of D. Campbell at foot of title-page and another old signature crossed through in upper margin, contemporary calf, most appropriately rebacked to match, with raised bands and red morocco label gilt. A very good copy.Publisher: London: printed, and are to be sold by Richard Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane.Year: 1692Edition: First edition: rather scarce. Wing T.3583.

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        A Defence of the People of England ... in Answer to Salamsius's Defence of the King.

      Printed in the Year. 1692 [8], xxii, [2], 246, [2]pp. 8vo. Rust hole to M5 shaving several letters, light browning, bound without blank leaves A1 and A8. Expertly bound in recent full panelled calf, gilt decorated spine, morocco label. 19th century ownership inscr. of E. Wilson Holme & also Michael Foot.ESTC R9447. First edition of this translation by Joseph Washington, of Milton's Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio

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        Il Ducato di Soesia et il Marchesato di Moravia

      1692. Carta geografica , in bella coloritura coeva. Inserita in "Mercurio geografico overo Guida Geografica in tutte le parti del Mondo conforme le Tavole Geografiche del Sansone Baudran de Cantelli Data in luce con direttione, e cura di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi nella sua stamperia in Roma alla Pace all'insegna di Parigi con Priu: del S. Pont" edita a Roma alla fine del '600. Al verso testo manoscritto descrittivo con inchiostro bruno inerente la carta

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        Gesamtansicht, und 3 Ansichten von Heidelberger Schloß auf 2 Blatt.

      - Kupferstiche aus Happel, Historia Moderna, 1692, je 14 x 16,5 Seltene Ansichten.

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        The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq.

      London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1692. First edition of this rare posthumously published work on the nature of gases, seen through the press by Boyle's friend John Locke and containing some of Locke's own early meteorological observations. The product of Boyle's life's work on gases, the General History "is of special interest in that it sums up his ultimate conclusions" (Fulton, Boyle, p. 133). The work is of considerable importance in the history of science - not only did the views Boyle expressed here become the basis for the phlogiston theory of combustion, it also contained the first clear statement of the kinetic theory of gases, almost half a century before Daniel Bernoulli's Hydrodynamica. Only two other copies of Boyle's work have appeared at auction in the past 25 years.   "The book begins with an excellent definition which deserves to be quoted (p. 1): 'By the Air I commonly understand that thin, fluid, diaphanous, compressible and dilatable Body in which we breath, and wherein we move, which envelops the Earth on all sides to a great height above the highest Mountains; but yet is so different from the Aether [or Vacuum] in the intermundane or interplanetary Spaces, that it refracts the Rays of the Moon and other remoter Luminaries.' He then discusses the ingredients of the air, prefacing his remarks by the following prescient sentence (p. 3): 'I much suspect there lies yet something concealed in it, that needs a further Discovery, which may perhaps be made by further Trials,' It seems then not improbable to me', he goes on to say, 'that our Atmospherical Air may consist of three differing kinds of Corpuscles'" (Fulton, p. 134). "Although [his] explanation of the composition of the air is crude, it had the effect of directing attention to the fact that the atmosphere is not 'mere nothingness,' but a 'something' with a definite composition, and this served as a good foundation for future investigations. To be sure, Boyle was neither the first nor the only chemist who had suspected that the air was a mixture of gases, and not a simple one ... but Boyle's work was better known, and in its effect probably more important. But with all Boyle's explanations of the composition of air, he still believed that there was an inexplicable something, a 'vital substance,' which he was unable to fathom, and which later became the basis of Stahl's phlogiston theory. Commenting on this mysterious substance, Boyle says: 'The difficulty we find in keeping flame and fire alive, though but for a little time, without air, renders it suspicious that there be dispersed through the rest of the atmosphere some odd substance, either of a solar, astral, or other foreign nature; on account of which the air is so necessary to the substance of flame.' It was this idea that attracted the attention of George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a professor of medicine in the University of Halle, who later founded his new theory upon it" (H. S. Williams, A History of Science, Vol. 4, p. 7). "There follows a most remarkable passage on the 'Structure' of the air, which amounts virtually to a statement of the modern kinetic theory of gases. This is what he says (pp. 6-7): "Only I shall here intimate that though the Elastical Air seem to continue such, rather upon the score of its Structure, than any external Agitation; yet Heat, that is a kind of Motion, may make the agitated Particles strive to recede further and further from the Centers of their Motions, and to beat off those, that would hinder the freedom of their Gyrations and so very much add to the endeavour of such Air to expand it self. And I will allow you to suspect, that there may be sometimes mingled with the Particles that are springy, upon the newly mentioned Account, some others, that owe their Elasticity, not so much to their Structure, as their Motion, which, variously brandishing them and whirling them about, may make them beat off the neighbouring Particles, and thereby promote an expansive Endeavour in the Air, whereof they are Parts'" (Fulton, p. 134). "The kinetic theory of gases originated in the ancient idea that matter consists of tiny invisible atoms in rapid motion. In the 17th century this idea was revived and used to explain, among other phenomena, the properties of gases. The British chemist and physicist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), building on the work of several other 17th-century scientists, showed that air is 'elastic': it resists compression and expands to fill the available space ... Boyle mentioned two alternative atomistic explanations for air pressure: (1) air is composed of particles that repel each other, like coiled-up pieces of wool or springs; (2) air is composed of whirling particles that push each other away by impacts. The first hypothesis was taken up by Isaac Newton, who proved mathematically that if air pressure is due to the repulsion of neighboring particles, then the repulsive force must be inversely proportional to their distances. The second hypothesis, which Boyle associated with Descartes' etherial vortices, lacked a quantitative foundation in the 17th century, though it gained qualitative support from the common idea that heat is related to atomic motion and the observation that air pressure increases with temperature" (Brush, History of the Kinetic Theory of Gases, p. 2). "The later parts of the book are taken up with discussions of clouds, mist, wind, and an important series of barometric observations based on 'A Register kept by Mr (John) Locke, in Oxford' (from June 1666 to June 1683). Locke recorded, among other things, the state of the Oxford sky, and on 4 September 1666 he characterized it as 'Dim reddish Sunshine'. In a footnote Locke explains the observation as follows (p. 106): 'This unusual colour of the Air, which without a Cloud appearing, made the Sun-beams of a strange red dim Light, was very remarkable. We had then heard nothing of the Fire of London: But it appeared afterwards to be the Smoak of London then burning, which driven this way by an Easterly Wind, caused this odd Phenomenon.' A long and interesting letter from Locke, dated 'Ch. Ch. 5 May, 1666', relating to the barometer, is reprinted on pages 137-41" (Fulton, p. 134). Locke was uniquely well placed to see Boyle's book through the press: not only had he acted as informal executor after his mentor's death in December 1691, he had also made copies of some of Boyle's papers, thereby compensating for the loss of some of the originals. The project to compose a comprehensive history of the air "began in the early 1660s when Boyle set out a set of Heads or Titles as a guideline for the collaborative gathering of information. No copy of this printed list survives, but there are likely responses to it among Boyle's papers, some from the mid-1660s. Locke's letter of May 5, 1666, may have been one of these, since as well as including a barometric measurement, it recounts the effects of water in mineral streams mixed with air from the lead mines in Somerset. From the published work it is evident that Boyle's request had stimulated the participation of a range of observers - friends, travelers, virtuosi, and even royalty (the duke of York, in titles XX and XLVI) - thus marking it as a collaborative project of the Baconian kind ... However, the incoming papers do not seem to have been assigned to such Heads, and several manuscripts from the early 1680s reveal attempts at settling on a set of 'Titles' under which various letters and papers could be published. One of the Boyle manuscripts Locke copied was 'The Titles of the Naturall and Experimentall History of the Air'. This entry is dated 1682, and it was probably about this time that Locke began to help Boyle assemble the material. In preparing the text, he also added information from his own sources, including some gathered in Holland" (Yeo, Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science, p. 209). Wing B3981; Fulton, Boyle, 194; Christophersen, John Locke, p. 13; Harrison & Laslett, Library of John Locke, 460. 4to (190 x 157 mm), pp. xii, 259, [1], woodcut diagrams in the margins of pp. 133 & 135. Contemporary calf, some light wear to extremeties, internally fine and clean.

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        [Binding] Epitome rerum romanarum cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non numismata et antiqua monumenta . . . In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibiotheca Cl. Salmasii.

      Early Reprint Amstelaedami [Amsterdam] apud H. Westenium 1692 [roman numerals wit So-called second edition of "by far the most critical edition of Florus that appeared in the seventeenth century." (Dibdin) Edited by the German classical scholar Johann Georg Graevius, with extensive notes by the French classical scholar Claudius Salmasius at the foot of each page. Small, thick 8vo: [22],672,[673-674],561-588,[108],46pp, with engraved title page (by Romeyn de Hooghe) depicting the goddess Roma enthroned and adored by peoples of the world, letterpress title page in red and black with vignette, 29 copper-engraved full-page plates depicting medals and coins, folding table, ornamental borders, and decorative initials. Full contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt in five compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, covers ruled with corner pieces in blind, edges speckled red, plain period end papers with engraved armorial book plate of E[dwarf]. W[iliac]. Steakhouse (Franks 27808), a second plate just barely visible beneath. Binding tight and square; contents remarkably crisp, clean and bright. A spectacular example of this scarce and important edition (WorldCat lists only four copies). Dibdin (Greek and Roman classics), p. 349. Bibliotheca Splendidissima Rendorpiana 496. Landwehr (de Hooghe) 54. Moss I, p. 446, for first edition of 1680, calling it a "very learned and valuable edition, containing a critical and accurate text, and a very judicious selection of notes; it is undoubtedly the best edition which has yet been published." Gibson's Library, p. 126 (for later, Amsterdam edition). Brueggemann, pp. 7004-06, and Wing F1378, for various English editions. Fine ¶ Florus's rapid sketch of Roman military history, in four books, from the foundation of the city to the closing of the temple of Janis by Augusts (25 BC), tracing the rise and fall of Rome's military might. Often identified as the second edition (reprinted from the Utrecht edition of 1680), though Dibdin says erroneously so, this being a reprint of the Elusive edition of 1674, with additional notes and Graveness' preface. We have not been able to confirm either claim with certainty, but our search of bibliographic records that have come to light since Disdain's judgment, in 1808, make his pronouncement seem unlikely. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        COURRIER, LETTRE ANCIENNE - LETTRE AU COMTE DE MAICEY DU ROI

      1692. NON PRECISE. 1692. In-12.Etat d'usage. 1 lettre ancienne de 23.5 x 37 cm. Du Roi à M. le comte de Maicey colonel lieutenant du régiement Royal. En feuillet, livré sans couverture. Manque, mouillures.

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        Thaumatographia Theriotrophei Sacri. Das ist: Wunder-Beschreibung Deß Heiligen Thier-Garten/ Absonderlich Der Hirschen/ Zu Lob deß Schöpffers/ Und heilsamer Ergetzung der Geschöpffen. Mit raren Historien und seltsamen Begebenheiten außstaffieret/ Und zweyen Registern versehen / Durch Matthaeum Brändl/ Pfarrherrn und Seelsorgern zu Stetten.

      Augsburg, Utzschneider für Kroninger 1692. - 7 Bll., 338 SS., 27 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. 13 x 8 cm. Lindner 11.0275.01; Schwerdt I, 80; Agassiz I, 402; VD17 12:100479V; nicht bei Knorring und Souhart. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Eine noch heute mit Vergnügen zu lesende Sammlung von Anekdoten und Geschichten, die mit der Jagd oder jagdbaren Tieren in Zusammenhang stehen." (Lindner) "The only copy which we have seen during a long period of years." (Schwerdt) - Ungemein selten, bis auf das Exemplar der Slg. Lindner (gleichzeitig das Exemplar aus der Schwerdt Collection) ist seit über 60 Jahren für mich nur noch ein weiteres Exemplar auf dem deutschen oder internationalen Markt nachweisbar (Auktion Ketterer 397). - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und teils gering gebräunt. Kleiner Randeinriss am Widmungsblatt. Alter handschriftl. Eintrag auf dem letzten weißen Blatt, alter Namenszug auf dem Innenspiegel. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen im Leder (Wurmstiche). Deckel etwas aufgebogen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1692 Sir Walter Raleigh + John Milton Politics Oliver Cromwell Government War

      London : Printed by G. Croom for Joseph Watts ., 1692. - 1692 Sir Walter Raleigh + John Milton Politics Oliver Cromwell Government War VERY RARE & Beautiful English Printing A very rare 17th-century political treatise by Walter Raleigh and John Milton – it offered criticism of Oliver Cromwell and gave advice to the reader on how to endure various forms of governmental tyranny. Sir Walter Raleigh (1554 – 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England. John Milton (1608 – 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667). Main author: Sir Walter Raleigh; John Milton Title: The arts of empire and mysteries of state discabineted : in political and polemical aphorisms, grounded on authority and experience, and illustrated with the choicest examples and historical observations Published: London : Printed by G. Croom for Joseph Watts ., 1692. Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st ed • Milton owned the manuscript of this work, which he edited and published in 1658 under the title “The Cabinet Council.” However, it is difficult to tell how much of the work was written by Milton and how much is of Raleigh. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 238 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed by G. Croom for Joseph Watts ., 1692. Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1295 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amerique Septentrionale divisee en ses principales parties, ou son distingues les vns des autres les Estats.

      Artist: ; issued in: Paris; date: 1692 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 57 x 87 - description: Map shows total North America with California as an island, Central America and the Caribbean.

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        \"Il Ducato di Meklenburgo che e parte della Bassa Sassonia\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich nach D. Rossi von Giovanni Giacomo Rossi, dat. 1692, 44 x 57 cm. Zeigt das Gebiet östlich der Oder bis Demmin und Friedland mit der Küste bis zur Halbinsel Darß. Mit zwei altkolorierten Kartuschen. Sehr schönes, kräftiges zeitgenössisches Kolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bra-Me-Po, Landkarten

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        Brisach - Person cum Priv. - A 6':.

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 9. - Selten! - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Schlettstadt, Kenzingen, Badenweiler und Freiburg. - Die größeren Städte mit Befestigungsplänen. - Mittig Breisach. - Am linken Rand Titelkartusche.

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        Les six voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, en Turquie, en Perse, et aux Indes. Recueil de plusieurs Relations et Traitez singuliers & curieux [?] qui n'ont point esté mis dans ses six premiers Voyages. Divisé en cinq parties. I. Une Relation du Japon ; II. Relation de ce qui s'est passé dans la Negociation des Deputes qui ont esté en Perse & aux Indes ;III. Observations sur le Commerce des Indes Orientales ; IV. Relation nouvelle & singulière du Royaume de Tonquin ; V. Histoire de la conduite des Hollandais en Asie. Avec la Relation de l'intérieur du Serrail du Grand Seigneur.

      1692 - Le recueil de relations de Tavernier en Perse, aux Indes, au Japon, au Tonquin, en Asie, dans une fine reliure en maroquin vert pomme du XVIIIe siècle. Suivant la Copie, imprimée à Paris (Hollande), 1692.3 volumes in-12 reliés en plein maroquin vert du XVIIIe siècle, encadrement de roulettes et de pointillés dorés sur les plats, dos lisses ornés à la grotesque, coupes décorées, large roulette intérieure, tranches dorées.148 x 87 mm. / Tavernier's collection of accounts in Persia, Indies, Japan, Tonkin and Asia, preserved in a beautiful 18th century apple green morocco binding. Suivant la Copie, imprimée à Paris (Hollande), 1692. 3 volumes 12mo[148 x 87 mm] bound in 18th Century apple green morocco, gilt borders and gold dots on covers, flat spine decorated with grotesques, inner gilt border, edges gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Befestigungsplan ('Saarlouis - N. Person Moguntiae. - A 20').

      - Kupferstich v. Nicolas Person aus Quotidiani Martis Labores . b. Nicolas Person in Mainz, 1692, 18 x 27,5 Hellwig, Alte Pläne von Stadt u. Festung Saarlouis, S. 26; Meurer, Das Festungsbuch des Nicolas Person, Nr. 24. - Selten!

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        Relation du voyage de sa Majesté britannique en Hollande, Et de la Réception qui luy a été faite. Enrichie de planches très curieuses. Avec un Récit abrégé de ce qui s'est passé de plus considérable depuis l'arrivée de Sa Majesté en Hollande le 31 de Janvier, jusqu'à son retour en Angleterre, au Mois d'Avril 1691 & l'heureux succès de l'expédition d'Irlande, subjuguée par les Armes toujours victorieuses de Sa Majesté.

      1692 - L'arrivée de Sa Majesté Guillaume III d'Angleterre à La Haye en 1691. L'un des plus beaux livres de fêtes baroques hollandais orné de 16 somptueuses gravures en premier tirage. La Haye, Arnout Leers, 1692. In-folio de 1 frontispice, 1 titre, (4) ff., 1 portrait, 108 pp., 3 planches à pleine page et 11 planches sur double-page. Relié en demi-vélin de l'époque, plats de cartonnage, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, date frappée or en pied du dos. Reliure de l'époque. 375 x 245 mm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Nouveau Testament en francois, avec des reflexions morales sur chaque verset, pour en rendre la lecture & la meditation plus facile à ceux qui commencent à s'y appliquer. Augmenté de plus de la moitié dans les Evangiles en cette derniere edition. qui estoit sous le titre de Morale de l'Evangile & des Epistres de Saint Paul. Tome premier [-quatrième]

      A Paris, chez André Pralard, 1692 M.DC.XCII. - [48]-638-[58] ; [8]-470-[8] p. ; p. 471-892-[19] ; [40]-676 ; [20]-664 [i.e. 660] p. Bibles Paris, 4175; Barbier. - Chambers 1597. - Darlow & Moule 3761, notes Version de Port-Royal/Quesnel : révision elzévirienne de 1668, revue par Pasquier Quesnel. 1re éd. complète du N.T. comprenant les "Réflexions morales" de P. Quesnel. Ces dernières avaient été publiées partiellement dès 1672, d'abord sur les Évangiles, sous le titre : "Abrégé de la morale de l'Évangile", puis en 1687, sur la fin du N.T. : "Abrégé de la morale sur les Actes des Apostres, des Epistres de S. Paul, des Epistres canoniques, et de l'Apocalypse". Chaque tome a un titre propre ; t. II divisé en 2 parties, la 2e ayant aussi un titre propre. Zwei ExeLibris auf dem Vorsatz von Band 1. Vorsätze braunfleckig Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 8° Rote Ganzmaroquinbände über fünf Bünden mit goldverzierten Lederinnenspiegel und Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FRANKEN. - Atlas. - S.R. Imp. Circuli Franconici Geographica Delineatio. Francken-Land mit Seinen Gräntzen / in 64. Tabelln, zu handsamen Gebrauch als zuertheilt / vorgestellet. Samt einem Indice, über alle darinnen befindliche Oerter: worunter aller / Geist- und Weltlichen Fürstl. Residentzien / Reichs-Städte / Städte und Städtlein / sowol auch anderer namhafften Clöster / Schlösser / Vestungen / und Marckflecken / Longitudines und Latitudines richtig beygefügt: Zugleich auch die Lineen der unterlegten Posten von Nürnberg nach andere Städte umher mit eingebracht.

      Nürnberg, Wolfgang Moritz Endters 1692 - 18,5 x 24 cm. 4 Bl., 44 Bl. Register. Mit gestoch. Titel und 64 Kupferstich-Karten. HPgt. d. Zt. Bonacker (in Mainfränk. Hefte 33, 1959) S. 66, Nr. 24; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek "Cartographia Bavariae" (Ausstellungs-Katalog 44) S. 120f. - Erste Buchausgabe. - "Auf Johann Georg Jung (d.Ä. 1583-nach 1641) zurückgehendes Kartenbuch", denn die Jungsche Karte von 1690 (nach Vater und Sohn Jung) "diente zugleich als Übersicht einer anderen (der hier vorliegenden gebundenen) 64blättrigen Karte, der Franconiae mappa locupletiss. Land-Tafel Deß gesambten Fränkischen Crayses, Nbg. 1692", wie bis in spätere Ausgaben hinein auch der Kupfertitel lautete. Alle Blätter zusammen ergeben "eine Gesamtgröße von etwa 150:105 cm. Der Maßstab beträgt ca. 1:260000" (zitiert auch: Cartographia Bavariae). - Erfasst werden nicht nur alle Teile Frankens, sondern auch Gebiete von Hessen, Bayern, Württemberg, Thüringen und vom Mittelrhein. - Die 8°-Textblätter seitlich sorgfältig angerändert, um sie zusammen mit dem ungefalzten Quer-4°-Kupfertitel und den ebenfalls ungefalzten Quer-4°-Karten binden zu können. - Ein alter Bibliotheks-Blattweiser auf den vorderen Spiegel montiert. Ohne das vordere Vorsatzblatt, Kupfertitel leicht gebräunt, Drucktitel gestempelt, die Karten hs. numeriert. Nur in den Rändern leicht stockfleckig, die letzte Karte etwas mehr. Im wesentlichen sauber und wohlerhalten. - Schönes plano gebundenes Exemplar des seltenen Kartenbuches.

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        MECKLENBURG. - Karte., "Il Ducato di Meklenburgo che e parte della Bassa Sassonia".

      Altkol. Kupferstich nach D. Rossi von Giovanni Giacomo Rossi, dat. 1692, 44 x 57 cm. Zeigt das Gebiet östlich der Oder bis Demmin und Friedland mit der Küste bis zur Halbinsel Darß. Mit zwei altkolorierten Kartuschen. Sehr schönes, kräftiges zeitgenössisches Kolorit. Bra-Me-Po, Landkarten

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        [CORSE] Isola di Corsica.

      [Venise, 1692]. 603 x 451 mm. Superbe carte de la Corse, dédiée au cardinal Gaspare Carpegna. Elle est ornée d'un très beau cartouche de titre orné de roses et de deux personnages. Trois autres cartouches contiennent, en haut à droite, les armoiries du cardinal, en bas à gauche celles de Gênes, et à droite celles de la Corse, dans des couronnes de lauriers. Fameux cartographe italien de la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle, membre de l'ordre des Franciscains, Vincenzo Coronelli publia plus de 400 cartes géographiques, mises à jour grâce aux renseignements qu'il collectait auprès des navigateurs et des missionnaires. Il fabriqua également des globes terrestres et célestes qui firent sa renommée. En 1684, il fonda la première société européenne de géographie, l'Académie des Argonautes, et reçut en 1685 le titre très honorifique de Cosmographe de la République de Venise. Bel exemplaire. Cervoni, 42.

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        Cosmographia, Das ist: Gründliche Anleitung zur Betrachtung des gantzen Welt-Kreises. Die vierdte Edition, in vielen, absonderlich mit neuen Sternbildern vermehret und verbessert.

      Erfurt, Hertz 1692.. Mit 2 gleichen gestoch. Frontispices, 2 blattgr. Holzschnitt-Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten im Text. 7 Bll., 150 S. (ein Bl. zwischengeb.), 1 Bl. (weiß), 11 Bl., 187 S., 2 Bl. (das letzte weiß). - Angebunden: ders., Astronomia, Das ist: Gründliche Anweisung zur Sternkunst. Hamburg, Naumann, 1683. 12º. Mit ganzseit. Holzschnitt. 6 Bl., 108 S. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. 13,5 x 8 cm. I.: Eine von zwei Druckvarianten aus demselben Jahr. - VD17 23:641812C; Vgl. STC F 299 (5. Ausg. 1694). - Nicht bei Lalande und Houzeau und Lancaster. - Aus zwei zuvor einzeln erschienenen Teilen bestehende Weltbeschreibung, dem astronomischen Teil in vierter Ausgabe, dem geographischen in dritter, beide Teile getrennt paginiert, mit separatem Titel, aber zusammengehörend veröffentlicht unter dem Gesamttitel "Cosmographia". Verfasst von Barthold Feind (1633-1691), dem Vater des gleichnamigen und ungleich bekannteren Dichters. - II.: VD17 39:115541V; Vgl. STC F 298. - Zweite Ausgabe des astronomischen Lehrbuches, erstmals 1665 erschienen, dann erneut 1690 und 1692 (in welcher Ausgabe es in der vorgebundenen Kosmographie enthalten ist). - - - Mit Besitzvermerk der Abtei Oberaltaich. - Fehlen die Schließen. Tls. gebräunt, mit kl. Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Opus Merlini Cocaii poeta Mantuani macaronicorum. Totum in pristinam formam per me magistrum Acquarium Lodolam optimè redactum, in his infrà notatis titulis divisum

      Abraham van Someren, Amstelodami 1692 - In-8 grande (158x115 mm.), cc. 16 (incluso il bel ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta in acquaforte), pp. 419, cc. 2 (di tabula). Segnatura: [ast]-2[ast]8. Fregio floreale al frontespizio. Con 26 belle figure incise in rame all'acquaforte a mezza pagina; raffinatissima legatura realizzata e firmata da Lortic nel 1852 in tutto marocchino rosso, con titolo e fregi a piccoli ferri al dorso, triplice filetto ai piatti, merletto interno, taglio di testa dorato. Ex libris con stemma araldico al contropiatto di Jacques Vieillard (collezione passata in asta nel 1929). Esemplare stupendo, impresso su carta velina distinta, a margini massimi. Pregevolissima edizione per bibliofili (presumibilmente non fatta a Napoli, come da alcuni asserito) basata sul piano testuale ed anche iconografico sulla «toscolana» del 1521. Si annuncia con un ritratto del nostro Teofilo, il frontespizio e un esastico (posto al verso del frontespizio) di Johannes Bericòcola (autoironico pseudonimo dell'autore). Seguono la vita del Folengo composta dal vescovo Jacopo Filippo Tomasini (in edizione originale), l'Epistolium Colericum del Maestro Acquario (altro pseudonimo dell'autore), la Laudes Merlini, dello stesso, inviata a un immaginario Conte Passarino delle Scardove, in cui si narrano le fortunose vicende che hanno consentito all'autore di ritrovare il "Librum de gestis magnanimi Baldi". Seguono le opere già viste nell'edizione del 1521 (Zanitonella, Phantasiae Macaronicon, Moscheae liber). Chiudono le epistole e gli epigrammi che formano il noto libello di congedo. Bibliografia: NUC, 176, pag. 586. Brunet, II, 1319. Olschki, Choix, 5733: «Les figures sont très poliment gravées sur cuivre». Graesse, II, 608. Nodier, 271. Oberlé, 344. Parenti, 18. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Discourses concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World. Wherein the Primitive Chaos and Creation, the General Deluge, Fountains, Formed Stones, Sea-Shells found in the Earth, Subterraneous Trees, Mountains, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, the Universal Conflagration and Future State, are largely Discussed and Examined

      1692. Title within ruled border. 14 p.l., 259, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco (joints a trifle rubbed), covers gilt tooled in a panel design with roll-tooled flowers around the central panel, scroll-work tools outside outer panel, and the royal cipher of William and Mary stamped in the four corners, spine gilt with repeated royal cipher in compartments, a.e.g. London: S. Smith, 1692.First edition, and a splendid copy in richly gilt contemporary red morocco, of one of Ray's most important paleontological and geological works, which displays his considerable knowledge of the subjects. "During much of the 1690s Ray was engaged in correspondence with Edward Lhwyd and others about the nature of fossils. In general he was inclined to accept that they were the remains of once-living creatures, and he also suggested that their current distribution might owe something to observable changes in the nature of the surface of the earth. He qualified these opinions, however, by stressing that the fossils which had so far been discovered were not unlike known plants and animals, and that their burial might owe something to the action of the biblical flood, as well as to natural effects. He argued that those remains which seemed to be unfamiliar might represent species of which the surviving representatives had not yet been discovered. Although fossils were mentioned in the preface to his Synopsis (1690), his fullest treatment of them was in Miscellaneous Discourses Concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World (1692)."-ODNB.A very fine and fresh copy and just about the nicest copy you will ever see. Signature of August Maitland on front flyleaf dated 9 January 1795, and again on title. Signature on title of A.C. Stirling, dated 1855. Inscription on free front endpaper of Helen M. Everard, the gift of her mother in 1865.❧ D.S.B., XI, pp. 313-18.

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        [MONTMELIAN] La Prise de Montmeillan par l'armée du roy commandée par Mr. de Catinat.

      Paris, P. Sevin, [circa 1692]. 275 x 299 mm. Très rare et superbe estampe figurant le siège de la citadelle de Montmélian le 21 décembre 1691 par Louis de Catinat, maréchal de Louis XIV. Elle est ornée des armoiries du dédicataire, Monseigneur le Dauphin, et de quatre petites vues de Mons, Nice, Suse et Villefranche-sur-Mer, places-fortes également prises par Catinat en 1691. Elle est accompagnée de 22 légendes donnant l'emplacement des bâtiments. Peintre d'histoire et de portraits, mais aussi illustrateur et créateur de décors de fêtes et de cérémonies sous Louis XIV, Pierre-Paul Sevin a fourni les dessins de gravures sur les grands événements de la vie du roi. Marges coupées, exemplaire remonté sur papier ancien.

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        Miscellaneous Discourses concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World. Wherein the Primitive Chaos and Creation, the General Deluge, Fountains, Formed Stones, Sea-Shells found in the Earth, Subterraneous Trees, Mountains, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, the Universal Conflagration and Future State, are largely Discussed and Examined

      Title within ruled border. 14 p.l., 259, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco (joints a trifle rubbed), covers gilt tooled in a panel design with roll-tooled flowers around the central panel, scroll-work tools outside outer panel, and the royal cipher of William and Mary stamped in the four corners, spine gilt with repeated royal cipher in compartments, a.e.g. London: S. Smith, 1692. First edition, and a splendid copy in richly gilt contemporary red morocco, of one of Ray's most important paleontological and geological works, which displays his considerable knowledge of the subjects. "During much of the 1690s Ray was engaged in correspondence with Edward Lhwyd and others about the nature of fossils. In general he was inclined to accept that they were the remains of once-living creatures, and he also suggested that their current distribution might owe something to observable changes in the nature of the surface of the earth. He qualified these opinions, however, by stressing that the fossils which had so far been discovered were not unlike known plants and animals, and that their burial might owe something to the action of the biblical flood, as well as to natural effects. He argued that those remains which seemed to be unfamiliar might represent species of which the surviving representatives had not yet been discovered. Although fossils were mentioned in the preface to his Synopsis (1690), his fullest treatment of them was in Miscellaneous Discourses Concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World (1692)."-ODNB. A very fine and fresh copy and just about the nicest copy you will ever see. Signature of August Maitland on front flyleaf dated 9 January 1795, and again on title. Signature on title of A.C. Stirling, dated 1855. Inscription on free front endpaper of Helen M. Everard, the gift of her mother in 1865. ❧ D.S.B., XI, pp. 313-18.

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        Speciminis catalogi librorum ex omni eruditionis parte praestantissimorum sive indicis recensionis et commentarii bibliothecae J.J. de Ryssel... Partes Octo Promissas exhibet defuncti possessoris filius F.J. de Ryssel...Et appendicis libri omnes sub directione Commissariorum Regiorum Vitembergae...auctione publica vendentur. 5 Tle. (=pars I-VIII) (ohne Appendix) in 1 Bd.

      XVI S., 4 Bl., 176 S., 16 Bl 4 Bl., 672 S., 36 Bl. (Index) 2 Bl., 144 S. 4 Bl., 296 S., 23 Bl. (Index) 4 Bl., 56 S. 8Ganzlederband der Zeit. (Oberes Kapital beschädigt) Jöcher III, 2336 ,- Sehr umfangreicher Auktionskatalog der von J.J.Ryssel seinem Sohne F.J.Ryssel hinterlassener Bibliothek. Ryssel (1692-1732) war Kommissionsrat u. Kreisamtmann in Wittenberg und brachte im Laufe seines Lebens eine sehr umfangreiche Bibliothek zusammen, die alle Wissensgebiete umfaßte. - Ohne den Appendix und die Kupfertafel am Schluß. - Gutes , aber leicht braunfleckiges Exemplar des sehr seltenen Kataloges.

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        Compendium oder gantz kurtze Relation der vornehmsten H. Oerther zu Jerusalem, so wir arme Franciscaner in die 400 Jahrlang bewohnen, und mit allen Gottsdiensten versehen. [Vienna, Andreas Heyinger], 1692.

      1692. 4to. (20) pp. All edges sprinkled in red. Disbound. Only edition of this description of Jerusalem and the Christian holy sites under the care of the Franciscan order. - Some browning and staining; traces of old stitches. Removed from a collection; old number "24" on t. p. The types and woodcut decorations make this work attributable to Andreas Heyinger, whose press had only just began to operate (he would remain active until 1732). Very rare; a single copy known in library catalogues internationally (Austrian National Library). Not in VD 17.

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        t Huis van Prins Maurits van Nassau.

      Orig.-Kupferstich, altkoloriert, nach einer Zeichnung v. G[errit] van Giessen. 28, 5 x 34 cm. (Plattenrand). Ger. Gerrit van Giessen lebte von 1692-1750. Over Gerrit van Giessen is weinig bekend. In het Gemeentearchief van Den Haag zijn 79 tekeningen, etsen en gravures opgenomen van Den Haag en dorpen in Zuid-Holland.

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        The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq.

      London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1692. First edition of this rare posthumously published work on the nature of gases, seen through the press by Boyle’s friend John Locke and containing some of Locke’s own early meteorological observations. The product of Boyle’s life’s work on gases, the <em>General History</em> “is of special interest in that it sums up his ultimate conclusions” (Fulton, <em>Boyle</em>, p. 133). The work is of considerable importance in the history of science – not only did the views Boyle expressed here become the basis for the phlogiston theory of combustion, it also contained the first clear statement of the kinetic theory of gases, almost half a century before Daniel Bernoulli’s <em>Hydrodynamica</em>. Only two other copies of Boyle’s work have appeared at auction in the past 25 years.</p> <p> </p> <p>“The book begins with an excellent definition which deserves to be quoted (p. 1): ‘By the <em>Air </em>I commonly understand that thin, fluid, diaphanous, compressible and dilatable Body in which we breath, and wherein we move, which envelops the Earth on all sides to a great height above the highest Mountains; but yet is so different from the <em>Aether </em>[or<em> Vacuum</em>] in the intermundane or interplanetary Spaces, that it refracts the Rays of the Moon and other remoter Luminaries.’ He then discusses the ingredients of the air, prefacing his remarks by the following prescient sentence (p. 3): 'I much suspect there lies yet something concealed in it, that needs a further Discovery, which may perhaps be made by further Trials,’ It seems then not improbable to me', he goes on to say, ‘that our <em>Atmospherical </em>Air may consist of <em>three </em>differing kinds of Corpuscles'” (Fulton, p. 134).</p> <p>“Although [his] explanation of the composition of the air is crude, it had the effect of directing attention to the fact that the atmosphere is not ‘mere nothingness,’ but a ‘something’ with a definite composition, and this served as a good foundation for future investigations. To be sure, Boyle was neither the first nor the only chemist who had suspected that the air was a mixture of gases, and not a simple one … but Boyle’s work was better known, and in its effect probably more important. But with all Boyle’s explanations of the composition of air, he still believed that there was an inexplicable something, a ‘vital substance,’ which he was unable to fathom, and which later became the basis of Stahl’s phlogiston theory. Commenting on this mysterious substance, Boyle says: ‘The difficulty we find in keeping flame and fire alive, though but for a little time, without air, renders it suspicious that there be dispersed through the rest of the atmosphere some odd substance, either of a solar, astral, or other foreign nature; on account of which the air is so necessary to the substance of flame.’ It was this idea that attracted the attention of George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a professor of medicine in the University of Halle, who later founded his new theory upon it” (H. S. Williams, <em>A History of Science</em>, Vol. 4, p. 7).</p> <p>“There follows a most remarkable passage on the ‘Structure’ of the air, which amounts virtually to a statement of the modern kinetic theory of gases. This is what he says (pp. 6-7): “Only I shall here intimate that though the Elastical Air seem to continue such, rather upon the score of its Structure, than any external Agitation; yet Heat, that is a kind of Motion, may make the agitated Particles strive to recede further and further from the Centers of their Motions, and to beat off those, that would hinder the freedom of their Gyrations and so very much add to the endeavour of such Air to expand it self. And I will allow you to suspect, that there may be sometimes mingled with the Particles that are springy, upon the newly mentioned Account, some others, that owe their Elasticity, not so much to their Structure, as their Motion, which, variously brandishing them and whirling them about, may make them beat off the neighbouring Particles, and thereby promote an expansive Endeavour in the Air, whereof they are Parts’” (Fulton, p. 134).</p> <p>“The kinetic theory of gases originated in the ancient idea that matter consists of tiny invisible atoms in rapid motion. In the 17th century this idea was revived and used to explain, among other phenomena, the properties of gases. The British chemist and physicist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), building on the work of several other 17th-century scientists, showed that air is ‘elastic’: it resists compression and expands to fill the available space … Boyle mentioned two alternative atomistic explanations for air pressure: (1) air is composed of particles that repel each other, like coiled-up pieces of wool or springs; (2) air is composed of whirling particles that push each other away by impacts. The first hypothesis was taken up by Isaac Newton, who proved mathematically that if air pressure is due to the repulsion of neighboring particles, then the repulsive force must be inversely proportional to their distances. The second hypothesis, which Boyle associated with Descartes’ etherial vortices, lacked a quantitative foundation in the 17th century, though it gained qualitative support from the common idea that heat is related to atomic motion and the observation that air pressure increases with temperature” (Brush, <em>History of the Kinetic Theory of Gases</em>, p. 2).</p> <p>“The later parts of the book are taken up with discussions of clouds, mist, wind, and an important series of barometric observations based on ‘A Register kept by Mr (John) Locke, in Oxford’ (from June 1666 to June 1683). Locke recorded, among other things, the state of the Oxford sky, and on 4 September 1666 he characterized it as ‘Dim reddish Sunshine’. In a footnote Locke explains the observation as follows (p. 106): ‘This unusual colour of the Air, which without a Cloud appearing, made the Sun-beams of a strange red dim Light, was very remarkable. We had then heard nothing of the Fire of <em>London: </em>But it appeared afterwards to be the Smoak of <em>London </em>then burning, which driven this way by an Easterly Wind, caused this odd Phenomenon.’ A long and interesting letter from Locke, dated ‘Ch. Ch. 5 May, 1666’, relating to the barometer, is reprinted on pages 137-41” (Fulton, p. 134).</p> <p>Locke was uniquely well placed to see Boyle’s book through the press: not only had he acted as informal executor after his mentor’s death in December 1691, he had also made copies of some of Boyle’s papers, thereby compensating for the loss of some of the originals. The project to compose a comprehensive history of the air “began in the early 1660s when Boyle set out a set of Heads or Titles as a guideline for the collaborative gathering of information. No copy of this printed list survives, but there are likely responses to it among Boyle’s papers, some from the mid-1660s. Locke’s letter of May 5, 1666, may have been one of these, since as well as including a barometric measurement, it recounts the effects of water in mineral streams mixed with air from the lead mines in Somerset. From the published work it is evident that Boyle’s request had stimulated the participation of a range of observers – friends, travelers, virtuosi, and even royalty (the duke of York, in titles XX and XLVI) – thus marking it as a collaborative project of the Baconian kind … However, the incoming papers do not seem to have been assigned to such Heads, and several manuscripts from the early 1680s reveal attempts at settling on a set of ‘Titles’ under which various letters and papers could be published. One of the Boyle manuscripts Locke copied was ‘The Titles of the Naturall and Experimentall History of the Air’. This entry is dated 1682, and it was probably about this time that Locke began to help Boyle assemble the material. In preparing the text, he also added information from his own sources, including some gathered in Holland” (Yeo, <em>Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science</em>, p. 209).</p> <p>Wing B3981; Fulton, <em>Boyle,</em> 194; Christophersen, <em>John Locke</em>, p. 13; Harrison & Laslett, <em>Library of John Locke</em>, 460. 4to (190 x 157 mm), pp. xii, 259, [1], woodcut diagrams in the margins of pp. 133 & 135. Contemporary calf, some light wear to extremeties, internally fine and clean.

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        Description de l'Aimant qui s'est formé à la pointe du clocher neuf de N.D. de Chartres. Avec plusieurs expériences curieuses sur l'Aimant et sur d'autres matières de Physique.

      Paris, d'Houry, Couterot, 1692. - in-12. 6ff. 215pp. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque, dos refait). EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage sur le magnétisme et l'aimant de Pierre Le Lorrain de Vallemont (1649-1721). "Though entitled a discussion of the magnetic character of a piece of iron that belonged to the steeple of Notre Dame de Chartres.This work is an important treatise on magnets and magnetic theory." (Wheeler Gift). Traces de cachet. Bon exemplaire. ** Wheeler Gift Cat. n° 205 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cosmographia, Das ist: Gründliche Anleitung zur Betrachtung des gantzen Welt-Kreises. Die vierdte Edition, in vielen, absonderlich mit neuen Sternbildern vermehret und verbessert.

      Erfurt, Hertz 1692. - Mit 2 gleichen gestoch. Frontispices, 2 blattgr. Holzschnitt-Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten im Text. 7 Bll., 150 S. (ein Bl. zwischengeb.), 1 Bl. (weiß), 11 Bl., 187 S., 2 Bl. (das letzte weiß). - Angebunden: ders., Astronomia, Das ist: Gründliche Anweisung zur Sternkunst. Hamburg, Naumann, 1683. 12º. Mit ganzseit. Holzschnitt. 6 Bl., 108 S. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. 13,5 x 8 cm. I.: Eine von zwei Druckvarianten aus demselben Jahr. - VD17 23:641812C; Vgl. STC F 299 (5. Ausg. 1694). - Nicht bei Lalande und Houzeau und Lancaster. - Aus zwei zuvor einzeln erschienenen Teilen bestehende Weltbeschreibung, dem astronomischen Teil in vierter Ausgabe, dem geographischen in dritter, beide Teile getrennt paginiert, mit separatem Titel, aber zusammengehörend veröffentlicht unter dem Gesamttitel "Cosmographia". Verfaßt von Barthold Feind (1633-1691), dem Vater des gleichnamigen und ungleich bekannteren Dichters. - II.: VD17 39:115541V; Vgl. STC F 298. - Zweite Ausgabe des astronomischen Lehrbuches, erstmals 1665 erschienen, dann erneut 1690 und 1692 (in welcher Ausgabe es in der vorgebundenen Kosmographie enthalten ist). - - - Mit Besitzvermerk der Abtei Oberaltaich. - Fehlen die Schließen. Tls. gebräunt, mit kl. Gebrauchsspuren.

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        DER VERSCHMACHTENDEN SEELEN, HERTZENS TROST und THEIL: Aus den Sonn-und Fest-Tags-Evangelien, Durchs gantze Jahr [etc.]

      Frankfurt, Germany: Friedrich Eichorns.. Bound in period full leather over wooden boards. ND [1692]. hb. Thick 4to, pp. 1072, [16] . A German book of days, and prayers. The title translates as: "To the Sweltering Souls / Hearts Consolation and part/ out of the [?] and / festive days gospels / Through the entire year / and several sayings (or proverbs) for/ the High Festive Days and Afternoons / Next to two preachings at the End / for Preparation [?] Holy Communion and blissful death / introduced / In which everything is briefly explained / and directly to be used for edification". Title page in red and black letters. The text is in the Suelterlin form of German, and the pagination is continuous to page 1,072, when follows sixteen pages of unnumbered text, ending abruptly, thus lacking following pages, the quantity unknown. The only copy of this title, shown on WorldCat, is being held by the university library in Halle / Saale, Germany, and indicates a pagination of [4], [588]. Our copy is bound in full brown leather, with evidence of some very early repairs. Both the binding, and the edges of the pages, show considerable wear. Preliminary and end pages, in particular, are chipped at edges, and somewhat darkened. Front blanks, and inside rear board contain hand-written notes, in various early hands, describing what appears to be a family genealogy. The binding is weak but intact, and the text may be read without undue trepidation. A very scarce work. .

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        Della Agricoltura...Accommodata all'uso de' nostri tempi, & al servitio d'ogni paese, con molte aggiunte di ricordi utili

      Treviso: Giovanni Molino, 1692. Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary full vellum, scraped and discolored but quite sound. Scattered very minor foxing - quite clean internally and attractively printed. (8), 279, (9)pp. Farm management, kitchen gardening, fishing, viniculture, etc. First published in 1608. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Gardening; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: CAT000410.

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