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        Lettere memorabili, istoriche, politiche ed erudite

      presso Antonio Bulifon 1693-1697 In Pozzuoli e Napoli, presso Antonio Bulifon, 1693-1697. Quattro volumi in 16mo; pp. 20 n.nn., pp. 466, 12 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 399, 9 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 355, 5 n.nn.; 12 n.nn., 373, 9 n.nn. 13 tavole incise in rame fuori testo di cui una piu' volte spieghevole. Insegna tipografica ai quattro frontespizi. Bazzana coeva, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro, abrasioni alle cuffie ed ad un dorso. Il volume IV in pergamena coeva. Raccolta rarissima che contiene 8 lettere di Galileo Galilei poco note. Volume primo: Lettera a Curzio Piacchena delle virtù di un pezzo di calamita di cinque libbre datata Padova 16 di Novembre 1607; Lettera a Francesco Rinuccini innalzando l'Ariosto sopra il Tasso datata Arcetri 19 Maggio 1640. Volume quarto: Lettera al Principe Federico Cesi Principe dell'Accademia de' Lincei di varie faccende letterarie datata dalle Selve li 5 di Gennaio 1612. Il Galilei, "rimettendosi alla determinazione di V.E. e degli altri Signori Lincei" propone come titolo della sua opera di prossima pubblicazione: "Historia e dimostrazioni intorno alle Macchie Solari e loro accidenti ."; Lettera al medesimo su le stesse materie datata dalle Selve li 25 di Gennaro 1612. Galilei scrive di mutazioni da apportare al testo "che davano fastidio al Revisore"; Lettera al detto Principe Cesi su l'istesso soggetto datata dalla Villa delle Selve li 12 Maggio 1612. In questa lettera Galilei tratta della pubblicazione del "Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno sull'acqua"; Lettera dello stesso al medesimo intorno alle Macchie Solari datata Firenze li 26 di Maggio 1612. Informa il Cesi del contenuto di una missiva inviata a Marco Velseri "dove vedera' accennata l'opinion mia .". Lettera del medesimo al detto Principe Cesi di bisogne astronomiche datata Firenze li 30 di Giugno 1612. ". noi non doviamo desiderare che la natura si accomodi a quello che parrebbe meglio disposto et ordinato a noi, ma conviene che accomodiamo l'intelletto nostro a quello che ella ha fatto sicuri tale esser l'ottimo e non altro." riferimenti al Signor Lagalla; Galileo Galilei al Prencipe Cesi sudetto di varie sue bisogne datata Roma 8 di Giugno 1624. Queste lettere fino ad allora sconosciute e ripubblicate solo nel 1818 a Modena in "Memorie e lettere inedite finora o disperse di Galilei" (Cinti, 188) sono importanti per dirimere la controversia tra Galilei e Scheiner su chi avesse per primo studiato il fenomeno delle Macchie Solari. Il vol IV contiene inoltre altre quattro lettere di interesse galileiano: una di Mario Guiducci al medesimo Principe Cesi di faccenda letteraria ". ho preso per me il consiglio che V.E. dava al Sig. Galileo." riguardo "il torto che m'è stato fatto senza ragione da quel buon Sig. Grasso"; e tre di Francesco Stelluti tra cui una nella quale invia a Cesi un madrigale per un'opera di Galileo Galilei: le Macchie Solari. Gamba, 1959 per l'edizione del 1698; Santoro, 388: "Il primo volume fu stampato a Pozzuoli nel 1693"; BL 17th Century Italian Books I, pag. 159; Soria, pag.105; Autori Italiani del'600, 3361. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Codex Juris Gentium Diplomaticus, In Quo Tabulae Authenticae

      1693. Leibniz Analyzes an Important Chapter in Diplomatic History [Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)]. Codex Juris Gentium Diplomaticus, In Quo Tabulae Authenticae Actorum Publicorum, Tractatuum, Aliarumque Rerum Majoris Momenti per Europam Gestarum, Pleraeque Ineditae vel Selectae, Ipso Verborum Tenore Expressae ac Temporum Serie Digestae, Continentur; A Fine Seculi Undecimi ad Nostra Usque Tempora Aliquot Tomis Comprehensus: Quem ex Manuscriptis Praesertim Bibliothecae Augustae Guelfebytanae Codicibus, Et Monumentis Regiorum Aliorumque Archivorum, Ac Propriis Denique Collectaneis Edidit G.G.L. Hannover: Literis & Impensis Samuelis Ammonii, 1693-1700. Two volumes, the second, in two parts, bound together, each with title page and individual pagination. [xxxii], 24, 479 (ie. 471), [1]; [xviii], [x], 180, [ii], 380 pp. Volume II half-title lacking, preliminaries to Part II misbound at front of volume. Volume II has title beginning Godefridi Guilielmi Leibnitii Mantissa Codicis Juris Gentium Diplomatici. Folio (13-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling and rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint cracked, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, front free endpaper lacking, half-title of Volume I detached and lightly edgeworn, title page partially detached but secure. Light to moderate toning to text, minor worming to margins in a few places. A early few minor marks in pen to title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Better known for his important contributions to philosophy and mathematics, Leibniz was also an attorney, diplomat, state official and judge of the Mainz court of appeals. The Codex Juris Diplomaticus is a collection of annotated treaties and other source materials relating to the diplomatic history of the Guelphs, the factions in central and northern Italy who supported the Pope against the Holy Roman Emperor and his supporters, the Ghibellines, during the 12th and 13th centuries. The main states controlled by the Guelphs were Bologna, Brescia, Crema, Genoa, Mantua, Orvieta and Perugia. The conflict between the Guelph and Ghibbelline states, which was initiated by the Investiture Conflict of 1075, was one of the major international issues of the time. It was not resolved until the 15th

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        Carte du De Troit du Sond Contenant les Costes de l'Isle de Zelande Comprises entre Nicopen et l'Isle de Meun., et Celles du Schonen depuis la Poiinte de Kol, jusqu'a Valsterbon.

      Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam 1693 - Stunning sea chart of the eastern coast of Sjaelland (Zealand) in Denmark and the western coast of Sweden. Includes Copenhagen, Amager and Helsingoer (Elsinore). A large inset shows Copenhagen. Rhumb lines throughout and three compass roses. Beautifully detailed geographic features include topography, farm land and sand bars. Published in "Le Neptune Francois" in Amsterdam. Wear along original fold, minor creasing to corners. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 22.75" x 34.75".

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        Carte du Detroit du Sond contenant les costes de L'Isle de Zélande comprises entre Nicopen et L'Isle de Meun, et celles du Schonen. Depuis la Pointe de Kol. jusqu'a Valsterbon. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte. Paris, um 1693. 60 x 87 cm.,

      1693 - Aus: See-Atlas 'Le Neptune Francoys' des Pierre Mortier gestochen von Alexis Jaillot 1693. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Deserts of Egypt , Arabia & Syria with Cyprus. " Les Deserts d'Egypt, de Thebiade d'Arabie et de Sirie &c

      Greece: A Paris. "Chez E Michalet" 1693. Large double page copper engraved map of Cyprus, Egypt and Syria from Jaillot's "Atlas Nouveau"1698. Original full colour; verso blank. The map shows the the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus as it lies off the coasts of Egypt, Arabia & Syria. The map is oriented North east with Cyprus at the top centre and the Red Sea also in the centre of the map Decorative title cartouche and scale. Evenly toned; some minor spotting mainly to margins but also within the Red Sea; old ink number in top right corner of margin. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), French cartographer & publisher. In 1665 Jaillot became Sculpteur du Roi & in 1678, Sculpteur & Geographe ordinaire du Roi, official geographer to King Louis XIV. He worked closely with the heirs of Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume & Adrien Sanson, in the late 1660's and early 1670's and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale, issued in his 'Atlas Nouveau' . His most famous works include the"Atlas Nouveau", first published in 1674 (reissued in numerous editions, including Dutch editions by Mortier and Covens and Mortier) ;the "Neptune François" [1692] & the " tlas François "[1694 & 1705]. Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) French cartogrpher appointed 'Geographe Ordinaire du Roi',to Louis XIII one of his duties being to tutor the King in geography. He is considered by many to be the originator of the great age of French cartography. Greece Cyprus Egypt Arabia Syria

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        Critique sincère de plusieurs écrits sur la fameuse baguette, contenant la décision de ce qu`il en faut croire, avec la règle pour justifier et pour condamner de magie mille effets qui nous surprennent

      Lyon, Laurent Langlois, 1693.. 4 Bll., 160 S. - II. Reponse aux objections de Mr. Pirot Chanc- de l`Egl. & de l`Univ de Paris, de Mr. l`Abbé de la Trappé, de Mr. Basset l`Obeancier, de Mr. Malebranche, & d`autres savans, contre la baguette. Addition a la Critique sincere, &c. Par le meme auteur. Seconde edition. Lyon, Laurent Langlois 1693. 24 S. Buntpapier-Umschlag d. Zt. Brunet V, 1061; Graesse VI, 251; De Backer-S. IV, 630, 1. - Kritische Untersuchung zur Frage der Wünschelrute ("baguette"). - Umschlag etwas lädiert. Tls. eselsohrig.

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        THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE LAW OF SCOTLAND Bound with ACTS OF SEDURENT OF THE LORDS OF THE SESSION

      The Heir of Andrew Anderson, Edinburgh 1693 - pp. [4], 2, 779, [1], 37 verso blank, pages 339/40 misbound; frontispiece portrait laid down with a little loss to caption at lower edge, title page laid down, somewhat trimmed, small section missing from top outer corner, not affecting text. Bound with: THE ACTS OF SEDURENT 1661-1681, (this work has a part title only), pp. 45 [1] Bound with: THE ACTS OF SEDURENT OF THE LORDS OF THE SESSION, past since February 1681, pp. 24, [1], Edinburgh 1691. 3 titles bound in one/ Later half calf with black title label, gilt, marbled paper boards, good with some rubbing, joints splitting a little at top, but remain strong, corners a little more worn. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's neat signature to front end paper, first few pages with some wear to edges and a little dust marked, otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LUZ VERDADEYRA, E RECOPILADO EXAME DE TODA A CIRURGIA,

      - AUTOR O LICENCIADO ANTONIO FERREYRA, CIRURGIÃO DA Camera do dito Senhor, sua Guarda, & Hospital Real, dos Carceres do S. Officio, & Familiar delle, & do Tribunal da Relaçaõ desta Corte, Cavalleyro professo da Odem de Nosso Senhor JESU Christo. IMPRESSO TERCEIRA VEZ A CUSTA DO DOUTOR IGNACIO LOPES DE MOURA. LISBOA. NA OFFICINA DE JOAÕ GALRAÕ. ANNO M.DC.XCIII. [1693] In fólio de 28,5x19 cm. Com [xii], [xxii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele, cansada. Exemplar com leves manchas de humidade marginais nas últimas folhas. Folha de rosto impressa a duas cores. Obra muito rara, Inocêncio e os seus continuadores não registam esta terceira edição, apenas a primeira de 1670 e outras posteriores Inocêncio I, 142. ?Quanto ao merito do auctor, reproduzirei aqui o que a seu respeito diz um critico da mesma profissão, e que parece falar com imparcialidade e conhecimento da materia. «A. Ferreira deve fazer gloriosa epocha nos annaes da Cirurgia universal, e muito particularmente nos da do nosso Reino, como illustre, sabio, e consumado pratico. Ainda hoje se admiram os seus grandes talentos na sua obra Luz verdadeira etc., que por suas qualidades theorico praticas e pela universal aceitação com que foi recebida, fez esquecer o livro de Cruz, e os de outros hespanhoes que então corriam entre os portuguezes, ficando o Ferreira em tudo e por tudo superior e apreciavel, mesmo em toda a Hespanha. E se a obra tivesse sido escripta em latim, a sua capacidade seria sem duvida mais reverenciada e universalmente conhecida. A cada passo se manifesta não só a varia e vasta erudição de seu auctor, pelo conhecimento das doutrinas de todos os outros estrangeiros que a cada passo cita, mas a infinidade de pensamentos proprios e uteis que se deixam conhecer nos logares onde não usa d?aquellas auctoridades.» Extrahido de Manuel de Sá Mattos, na sua Bibl. Elementar Ciruryica Anatomica, Discurso 3.° pag. 63.? Location/localizacao: 3-A5-B-4

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        Carte Generale Des Costes de L'Europe sur l'Ocean comprises depuis Dronthem en Norvege Jusques au Destroit de Gibraltar Levée et Gravée par Ordre du Roy à Paris 1693

      Paris: Hubert Jaillot/Pieter Mortie, 1693. General chart of the Atlantic coasts of Europe, from Trondheim in Norway to the Straits of Gibraltar. This sea chart comes from the famous sea-atlas 'Neptune Français' and was first published in the 1693 by Hubert Jaillot/Pieter Mortier.The map has some foxing and edge tears. 37 1/2 X 25 1/8th inches.. Very Good.

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

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

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        The Rule and Exercises of Holy Livingand The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying

      London - Luke Meredith, 1693 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and early edition of this instructional text, on how to live, and how to prepare for death piously. Sixteenth edition. Collective title of two books of Christian devotion which are described the means and instruments of obtaining every vertue, and the remedies against every vice, and considerations serving to the resisting all temptations. , Together with prayers containing the whole duty of a Christian, and the parts of devotion fitted to all occasions, and furnished for all necessities. Featuring two folding plates, and a frontispiecetoThe Exercises of Holy Dying. However, the last leaf of the text ismissing. The two books represent one of the high points of English prose during the period of the early Stuarts. According to historian Nancy Lee Beaty (1970, The Craft of Dying: A Study in the Literary Tradition of the Ars Moriendi in England), Holy Dying was the artistic climax of a consolatory death literature tradition that had begun with Ars moriendi in the 15th century. Holy Living is designed to instruct the reader in living a virtuous life, increasing personal piety, and avoiding temptations. Holy Dying is meant to instruct the reader in the means and instruments of preparing for a blessed death. Each book contains discussions of theology, moral instruction, often prefaced as The Consideration reduc'd to practise, and model prayers requesting divine assistance in achieving them. Jeremy Taylor was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the Shakespeare of Divines for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He is remembered in the Church of England's calendar of saints with a Lesser Festival on 13 August. aylor's work was much admired by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, for its devotional quality; and by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, and Edmund Gosse for its literary qualities. Condition: In original calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities, and loss to the spine. Both hinges are tender. Internally, generally firmly bound, aside from the loss of endpapers, and last leaf of text. Instances of light spotting, some light marginal tide marks,and handling marks. Slight loss to the title page. Ink inscription, and bookplate to the front pastedown. Rear pastedown is absent. Overall: GOOD..

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        LUGDUNUM Vulgo LYON.

      Amsterdam., de Wit., 1693. Carte, 40,0 x 50.5 cms, feuille 53,5 x 63,5 cms. plan de la ville, avec legenda sur places remarquables, chanoinies, paroisses, convents, rues principales. Papier frais. feuille de; Stedenatlas. 1693 = approximatif

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        A Treatise of the Roman Ports and Forts in Kent. Publish’d by James Brome, Rector of Cheriton, and Chaplain to the Cinque Ports. To which is prefixt the Life of Mr. Somner.

      Oxford: Printed at the Theater 1693 - First edition, 8vo, (x), 118, (2), 117, (4 List of Lord-Wardens of the Cinque Ports, 11 Index) pp. Portrait frontispiece, contemporary manuscript list of names to the final blank including many well-known figures such as Edmund Halley, John Evelyn and William Dugdale. Contemporary calf, rebacked with later endpapers, some wear. Published posthumously from notes Somner had made in preparation for a history of Kent but abandoned as a result of the civil war. Wing 4669. Bennett p189.

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        A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes ... by John Ray

      London: Printed for S. Smith & B. Walford..., 1693. Two volumes bound as one: [30], 396, [6], 3-186, 45 p.; 19 cm. Stirpium orientalium: Rariorum catalogi tres, 45 p. at end of work. Title continues: The first containing Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff's itinerary into the eastern countries, as Syria, Palestine, or the Holy Land, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Chaldea, Translated from the High Dutch by Nicholas Staphorst. The second taking in many parts of Greece, Asia minor, Egypt, Arabia Felix, and Petra, Ethiopia, the Red-Sea, from the observations of Mons. Belon, Mr. Vernon, Dr. Spon, Dr. Smith, Dr. Huntington, Mr. Greaves, Alpinus, Veslingius, Thevenot's Collections, and others. To which are added, three catalogues of such trees, shrubs, and herbs as grow in the Levant. Wing R385; Hunt I: 390. Rauwolf, Leonhard, ca. 1540-1596. Seer aanmerkelyke reysen na en door Syrien 't Joodsche Land, Arabien, Mesopotamien, Babylonien, Assyrien, Armenien, in t Jaar 1573 en vervolgens gedaan. Some paper browned. Bound in full leather by Hope bindery, Jim DiMarcantonio. Staphorst, Nicolaus, 1679-1731; Belon, Pierre, 1517?-1564. Stock#OB465.

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        Den geestelicken palm-boom in elke maent nieuwe vruchten gevende; oft generale legende van de levens der heyligen, saligen, dienaers ende dienaressen Godts, uyt de dry-vuldige orden vanden H. en seraphinischen vader Franciscus, bestaende in twaelf boecken

      Ghendt, Ian Dankaerts a.o., 1693. 12 volumes 4to (20 x 16 cm). 19th century full calf, covers blindstamped, backs gilt (faded). Hinges with small tears, corners sl. bumped, 2 backs cracked, some repairs to bindings, but strong bindings and firm bookblocks apart from the first quire of the first volume, which is loosening. Inner state: of vol. 1 frontispiece cut off till the plate and pasted on, title seriously damaged and repaired with white paper; of vol. 5 frontispiece cut short and pasted on verso title; of vol. 6 title cut out around the text and pasted on verso frontispiece; serious repairs to these 2 titles with white paper; all the fly-leaves (schutbladen) of the 12 volumes are missing. With 12 frontispieces and 10 (of 12) coats of arms, otherwise a complete set. Text in Dutch. ¶ Each volume has a dedication to a different person, accompanied with an engraving (10 of 12) showing his or her coats of arms: Johannes de Bejar, Bernardus Zoetaert, Petrus van der Woestyne, Carolina Theresia de Camargo, etc. - Collation (excluding the plates): vol. 1: (xxviii, 593, (iii) pp (last quires ( "Tafel") waterstained, inner margins repaired), vol. 2: (viii), 761, (i) pp., vol. 3: (xii), 753, (iii) pp., vol. 4: (xii), 747, (v) pp., vol. 5: (x), 767, (v) pp., vol. 6: (xii), 799, (v) pp., vol. 7: (viii), 774, (vi) pp.; vol. 8: (xii), 744, (viii) pp. (inner margin frontisp. and title damaged), vol. 9: (x), 801, (v) pp., vol. 10: (xii), 814, (iv) pp., vol. 11: (xii), 855, (v) pp. (last leaf stained, inner margin repaired), vol. 12: (x), 763, (v) pp. - A complete set is hardly to find, because the volumes were published between 1693 and 1720 by 4 different publishers in this order: Jan Danckaert, Maximilianen Graet, Livinus de Clerck and Franciscus & Dominicus van der Ween.

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        Histoire de l'edit de Nantes : contenant les choses les plus remarquables qui se sont passees en France avant & apres sa publication, a l'occasion de la diversite des religions ... [complete, 3 volumes in 5]

      A Delft : Chez Adrien Beman, 1693. 1st Edition. Very good copy rebound in the original polished, speckled calf. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine ends and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Internally, pages are very clean with only some light yellowing noticeable in the page margins. Isolated spots of foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Provenance: The Society of Writers to the Signet, with their emblem stamped in gilt to the front and rear panels of each volume. Minor library marks remain internally, including a small label to the front pastedowns, and "Morton" handwritten in the corner of each title page. Very good copy rebound in the original polished, speckled calf. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine ends and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Internally, pages are very clean with only some light yellowing noticeable in the page margins. Isolated spots of foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Provenance: The Society of Writers to the Signet, with their emblem stamped in gilt to the front and rear panels of each volume. Minor library marks remain internally, including a small label to the front pastedowns, and "Morton" handwritten in the corner of each title page.

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        Carte Generale Des Costes De L'Europe Sur L'Ocean Comprises depuis Drontheim en Norvege Jusques au Detroit de Gibraltar. Levée et Gravée par Ordre du Roy à Paris 1693

      Paris [but Amsterdam]: Mortier, 1693. Copper-engraved sea chart, with full original colour and gold embellishments, a minor split at centerfold skilfully repaired, overall in very good condition. 24 1/2 x 37 inches. A magnificent seventeenth-century sea chart of Western Europe, with gilt embellishments. This large scale, beautifully coloured coastal chart of Western Europe comes from Le Neptune François, a lavish collection of charts produced collaboratively by Hubert Jaillot and Pierre Mortier. As Koeman discovered in his research on this work (see P. Mortier, Atlantes Neerlandici, Maritime Atlases, p. 423-4), Mortier re-engraved the plates after the original French prototype Neptune François by Charles Pène and others in a richly coloured version and added to the titles the words "Levée et Gravée par Ordre du Roy à Paris 1693", though they were in fact engraved, coloured and published in Amsterdam by Mortier. The Netherlands and France were engaged in the War of the Grand Alliance at this time. Pierre Mortier's grandparents were French refugees, who left France in about 1625 to live in Leiden. His parents settled in Amsterdam in 1661 or 1662. Pierre Mortier grew up in Amsterdam but lived in Paris from 1681 to about 1685 where he must have gotten into the book trade. Once he was in Amsterdam again he specialized in French books and maintained his relationships with Parisian publishers. Amsterdam was at this time the international marketplace for books, especially books forbidden by repressive governments. He established himself in the field of cartographical publishing by offering editions of French maps, primarily Sanson's and Jaillot's to a public tired of the great but dated Dutch offerings. Working on a scale larger than the typical Dutch folio map and providing the new insights of French geography, he was immensely successful. The charts in his version of Le Neptune François are outstanding examples of cartographical art. They are among the most beautiful printed sea charts ever made. This general chart of the coast of Western Europe extends from the region west of Tronheim, Norway to about where Casablanca is on the coast of North Africa. It includes all of the British Isles and the coasts of, Denmark, northwestern Germany, Holland, France, Spain and Portugal. The map is oriented so that east is at the top of the page. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, M. Mor 1

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        Histoire de l'edit de Nantes : contenant les choses les plus remarquables qui se sont passees en France avant & apres sa publication, a l'occasion de la diversite des religions . [complete, 3 volumes in 5]

      A Delft : Chez Adrien Beman 1693 - Very good copy rebound in the original polished, speckled calf. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine ends and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Internally, pages are very clean with only some light yellowing noticeable in the page margins. Isolated spots of foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Provenance: The Society of Writers to the Signet, with their emblem stamped in gilt to the front and rear panels of each volume. Minor library marks remain internally, including a small label to the front pastedowns, and "Morton" handwritten in the corner of each title page. Very good copy rebound in the original polished, speckled calf. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine ends and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Internally, pages are very clean with only some light yellowing noticeable in the page margins. Isolated spots of foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Provenance: The Society of Writers to the Signet, with their emblem stamped in gilt to the front and rear panels of each volume. Minor library marks remain internally, including a small label to the front pastedowns, and "Morton" handwritten in the corner of each title page. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ampana, Fig. 10

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Ampana, Fig. 10" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 18.75? and is in excellent condition with a slightly cropped right margin, evidence of previous repair to the central crease and light color runoff from being bound. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. These trees, similar to palm trees, are expertly hand-colored and detailed in rich shades of green and brown. Illustrated on this dynamic engraving are details of the branches of the tree, the flowering stalks and bark. Precise lines define and detail expertly and add naturalistic qualities to the engraving.

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        Odallam, Fig. 39

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Odallam, Fig. 39" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 19.25? and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of previous repair to the central crease. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. This plant, commonly called the Suicide Tree because of its poisonous kernel, is vibrantly colored with rich green leaves, pink flowers and orange-yellow fruit. This engraving is well detailed showing the flesh of the pink fruit and the pink kernel, which when exposed to air will eventually turn dark. The suicide tree, from the same family as the Oleander bush, is native to India and other parts of Southern Asia.

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        Belilla, Fig. 18

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Belilla, Fig. 18" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 19? and is in excellent condition with few foxing marks and evidence of previous repair to the central crease. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. This flowering plant is expertly hand-colored with rich green stems and leaves and long, delicate, five pointed pink flowers. This plant is finely detailed with highlights and contours throughout creating a naturalistic representation. Illustrated in the lower left corner is a more detailed image of the seed pod and leaf and a cross section of the seed pod.

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        Kaida, Fig. 5

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Kaida, Fig. 5" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 19? and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of previous repair to the central crease. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. This plant is expertly hand-colored in rich greens and green-blue. The razor edges of the long leaves are aloe-like and the shading and highlighting add a naturalistic element to the engraving. The fruit at the center is finely detailed as each seed is rounded and divided into thirds. The composition to the right gives a view from a distance, giving a different perspective of this interesting and detailed plant.

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        Fodda-panna Tab. 20

      Malabar, 1693. unbound. very good. Botanical. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 15" X 19.25". Image measures 13.5" x 17". Beautiful impression of two South Asian palm trees and details of their growth stages. Minor toning along bottom margin. Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draackenstein (1636-1691) was commander of Malabar and was responsible for compiling the "Hortus Malabaricus", a major publication of the flora and medicinal use of plants, which took 30 years to complete.

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        Elengi, Fig. 20

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Elengi, Fig. 20" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 19? and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of previous repair to the central crease and a light pencil marking below the title. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. This plant is expertly hand-colored with rich branches and leaves in green, yellow and red, with red and green flower buds. The highlighting and shadowing on this engraving give the plant a naturalistic look, as though it is blowing in the wind. The flower buds are further detailed below the branch as a cross-section of the bud and seed is illustrated alongside the delicate pink and white flower.

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        Carua, Fig. 57

      Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein was a Dutch traveler, the one time Governor of Cochin and a naturalist whom worked for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. In 1693 he published his work, ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? in twelve volumes. This publication is the oldest comprehensive book printed on the natural plant wealth of Asia and of the tropics, specifically the south Indian Malabar region.Van Rheede?s ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus? is the result of 30 years of compiling and editing information from a team of the best of 17th century European physicians, scientist, technicians, illustrators and engravers, whom collaborated with scholars from all over India. It is of great importance today as a rare record of the plant wealth of Kerala (India) and medicinal uses of those plants, and is the only source of information about ancient Indian medicinal plants. Comprising 1,595 pages of text, all in Latin, the original book contains descriptions and illustrations of 742 plants. Included in the plant descriptions are the medicinal properties of the plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar (Kerala).This fine hand-colored engraving titled "Carua, Fig. 57" from ?Hortus Indicus Malabaricus,? measures 15.25? x 19? and is in excellent condition with light staining in the lower corners, a small hold in the right margin and faint evidence of previous repair to the central crease. As illustrated on this plate, the plant is described by its names in the regional language of Malayalam, which was the language used by the natives of Cohin during the 17th century. This vibrantly colored plant, with rich green stems and leaves is highlighted with red buds preparing to flower. The dissection of this plant in the lower left corner shows with bud, and see inside as well as the small white flower. This plant is extremely well detailed and highlighting and shading of the plant creates a more naturalistic look.

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        The Folly and Unreasonableness of Atheism demonstrated from The Advantage and Pleasure of a Religious Life, The Faculties of Human Souls, The Structure of Animate Bodies & The Origin and Frame of the World: In EIGHT SERMONS Preached at the Lecture Founded by the Honourable ROBERT BOYLE, Esqui

      London: Printed by J.H. for H. Mortlock at the Phoenix in St Paul's Church-yard., 1693. First Collected Edition.*. Full contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, 6 compartments. On both sides are blind tooled panels, plain in the centre and with devices at each corner. The compartments of the spine were almost certainly plain originally but later, possibly in the 19th century a tile piece was put on, a little gilt decoration was applied to the raised bands and gilt armorial devices in the compartments. The calf binding is worn at extremities and lacks the tile piece.. .Signature D in the first sermon is browned otherwise fresh and clean inside. The calf binding is worn at extremities and lacks the label. . Quarto. 205 X 155 mm pp General title page: [iv],36; 33; 32; 36; 35[36]; [ii], 34; 40; 42 Each sermon has its own title page. Speckled edges. The forrmer owner's name, "Geo. Baillie'" is neatly inscribed on the title page in an old hand and his fine armorial bookplate (sculpt. A Johnston) , engraved on copper, tells us that he was "one of the Lords of the Treasury'"& Wing B1930. * This is the Nonce edition, with the general title page. It incorporates the first six sermons and first editions of the last two sermons. According to Bartholomew (see his Bibliography of Bentley p.6) "The following General Title was issued in 1693 to cover the eight Boyle Lectures in any editions". A letter dated 1968 from Mr. Osborne of Dawsons Pall Mall to Sir William Paton, Book Collector (included in the book) gives more detailed information about the edition and contains the following statement, "The only other Nonce edition of these sermons we have had was one in 1961 which was constituted exactly as the copy you hold with only the last two [being] first editions". The collation given in the ESTC record of this present item contains the following note: ÒThe edition of the contents vary. The pagination given is for an item with reissues of Wing B1932, B1936, B1919, B1922, B1926, B1915, B1917, and B1918.Ó

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        1693 Ozanam Mathematics Engineering Mechanics Perspective Science 28 PLATES

      Paris : chez Jean Jombert, 1693. Tome IV - 1693 Ozanam Mathematics Engineering Mechanics Perspective Science 28 PLATES Extremely Rare & Valuable ILLUSTRATED GIFT IDEA I offer here the famous Mathematics textbook of Jacques Ozanam. Main author: Ozanam, Jacques, 1640-1717. Title details: Cours de mathématique : qui comprend toutes les parties de cette science les plus utiles & les plus necessaires à un homme de guerre, & à tous ceux qui se veulent perfectionner dans les mathematiques / par Mr Ozanam. Qui contient la mécanique & la perspective Published: Paris : chez Jean Jombert, 1693. Language: French FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in the photos; see photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 276 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Paris : chez Jean Jombert, 1693. Tome IV Size: ~7.75in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13cm) More photos available upon request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plutarch's Lives

      London: Printed by R.E. for Jacob Tonson, 1693 5 vols. 652, 635, 635, 822, 762 p. 19 cm. 53 plates, darkened. Plate tucked in volume five, p. 16-17. Full mottled leather. Cambridge panel binding with gilt edges. A few scuffs, some wear to edges, chipped head-bands, some corners bumped. Front board loose on volume four. Some wormholes, stains and smudges. Title page darkened, and a small tear in page 53 of volume one. Faint water stain in volume three. One inch tear in upper corner page 249 of volume four. Publisher Tonson was founder of the famed Kit-Kat Club. Extended title: "Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. To which is prefixt The Life of Plutarch".

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        The Compleat Gard'ner (Complete Gardener)

      Matthew Gillyflower 1693. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First English Edition 1693. Translated by John Evelyn. Title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding plates and 9 engraved pruning plates, together with a fine set of engraved headpieces depicting scenes of gardening. Very light damp stain to early leaves top right corner (photo), ownership inscription of Robert Dashwood on title (photo) & Contemporary mottled calf spine gilt titling, rebacked preserving the original spine, hinges strengthened. Else all very tight and clean. Super plates.

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        NEW HISTORICAL RELATION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM...Wherein Full and Curious Account is Given to the Chinese Way of Arithmetick and Mathematick Learning.. Done Out of the French by A. P. Gen. R.S.S

      London: Printed by F.L. for Tho. Horne, et al, 1693. Two volumes bound as one. First edition in English. Illustrated with seven (of nine) engraved plates and two maps, additional illustrations within the text, title-page of Vol. I printed in black and red. 4to, in antique full paneled calf, the spine at some time sympathetically renewed to correct style with raised bands and a red morocco label lettered in gilt, original endpapers retained and new endleaves added additionally. [2], 143; [2], 145-260. A very well preserved copy, textually complete and with seven of the nine called for plates. Copies with all nine plates are uncommon and the work is frequently found with some number fewer and sometimes with no plates at all. The text is clean and quite fresh with only very occasional signs of the common age toning. AN IMPORTANT EARLY WORK ON THE FAR EAST. The author was the Envoy Extraordinary from the king of France to the King of Siam in the years 1687 and 1688. This embassy was one of the several sent by Louis XIV to the Kind of Siam, who at this time was King Narai the Great (Ramathibodi III). All of the embassies were accompanied by priests of the Jesuit orders. This embassy, composed of five warships, arrived in Bangkok in October 1687 and was received by the Siamese diplomat Ok-khun Chamnan. De la Loubère returned to France three months later, this time accompanied by the Jesuit Guy Tachard, and a Siamese embassy led by Ok-khun Chamnan. Cox notes, “La Loubere must have been busy with his eyes to note so much in a three months' stay... ...In addition to the interesting account of Siam and the Siamese, this work contains many curios matters of information: The Life of Thevetat, Siamese Alphabet, Smoking Instrument, Chess-Play of the Chinese, Relation of the Cape of Good Hope, with four cuts, Siamese Astronomy, Problem of Magical Squares, according to the Indians, Manners of the Chinese.” La Loubere’s account is lucid, accurate and comprehensive in his description of the life and peoples of the Kingdom of Siam and is generally regarded as the best European account to have come out of the 17th century.

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        Les Forces de l'Europe, ou description des principales villes aves leurs fortifications ... pour l'usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1693-1696. 8 parts in 1, oblong folio. (11 x 15 inches). Title pages to each part printed in red and black, allegorical frontispiece engraved by Schoonebeck (bound following the part 2 title), engraved dedication to Bourgogne (bound following the part 1 title), letterpress table of plans for parts 1-5 (with contemporary manuscript listing of parts 6-8 on verso), 9 preliminary engraved plates (7 with corresponding letterpress or engraved text leaves), 175 engraved plans and views (1 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in blind (worn). A noted French military atlas. Although predominantly maps, plans and views of fortifications of European cities in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, the atlas also includes a number of other regions, including Malta, Constantinople, Tripoli and elsewhere. Among the most interesting of these is the plan of Quebec (Kershaw 279), bound as the map 23 in part 5. "In August 1690, Sir William Phips left Boston to attack and capture Quebec. Previous military success at Port Royal had given the English an excess of confidence, which Phips fully exploited in planning his expedition against Quebec, but which quickly evaporated when the under-equipped force discovered the extent of the defenses at Quebec. The operation was disastrous, and the English struggled back to Boston losing a number of ships on the way. The battle lines of the English fleet and the details of the French defenses were recorded by Villeneuve in manuscript form, which were subsequently the source of a sequence of printed maps [including the present]" (Kershaw). See Pastoureau for a complete list of plates in this atlas. Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 517a; Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, T.Fer-1c; Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais XVle-XVlle Siecles, Fer IX A.

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        An Impartial History of the Wars of Ireland, With a Continuation thereof

      London: Richard Chiswell,, 1693. In Two Parts. From the Time that Duke Schonberg Landed with an Army in that Kingdom, to the 23d. of March 169½. When Their Majesties Proclamation was published, declaring the War to be ended … Quarto (193 × 145 mm) Nineteenth-century calf by Murton, red morocco label, compartments gilt with floral tools, French fillet panel gilt enclosing a foliate and dog-tooth panels with pomegranate corner-pieces in blind, foliate edge-roll, all edges gilt, foliate roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 14 folding maps and plans, bound with the half-title with licence verso. Neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, library stamps of the British Museum and duplicate sale stamp - 1881 - verso of the general title, short split to the original title to the first part, a few minor chips and splits, without loss, at the margins of the plates, light browning and occasional spotting, but overall a very good copy. Reissue of the 1691 and 1693 first editions with a general title page. Story sailed to Ireland with the Duke of Schomberg's army as chaplain to Sir Thomas Gower's regiment of foot. Story was at the battle of the Boyne, and served with Lord Drogheda while the war lasted. After the surrender of Limerick in November 1691 Story's regiment went to Ulster, and at the conclusion of hostilities they remained in the northern province as part of the standing army. "In 1691 he published a compendious Impartial History of the most Material Occurrences in the Kingdom of Ireland, which was completed early in 1693 with a separate Continuation, dedicated to William III. These volumes had the merits of an eyewitness to the recent fighting, and contain much valuable detail on the military engagements and the costs—both human and financial—of the Williamite war. They use a framework derived from earlier apologists of the English interest in Ireland, such as Spenser and Davies, and never enjoyed the influence of William King's State of the Protestants. Nevertheless, in his awareness of the continuing influx of Scots and of the cupidity of protestant landowners in preferring to set lands to Irish Catholic tenants for higher rents, and in his recognition that the Irish had no realistic alternative to rule by England, Story offered shrewd insights" (ODNB). A very nice copy with the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer, whose collection, Dibdin believed, "placed her 'at the head of all female collectors in Europe'", and the contemporary ownership inscription of Peter Le Neve, herald and antiquary, whose "books and manuscripts was held over twelve days from 22 February 1731, during which period over 2000 printed books and 1252 manuscript lots were sold". A doubly attractive provenance.

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        2me carte Particuliere des Costes de Normandie

      Paris: , c 1693. Size: 630 × 940 mm. Copperplate engraving with lovely original outline colour. Some strengthening to the verso, otherwise in very good condition. An excellent large scale chart of the Channel Islands, together with the Normandy, and a small portion of the Brittany coastlines. A large compass rose, and associated rhumb lines radiate across the chart. Local maritime hazards such as sunken rocks and sand banks are shown. Produced for Jaillot in his 'Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines'.

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        Carte du De Troit du Sond Contenant les Costes de l'Isle de Zelande Comprises entre Nicopen et l'Isle de Meun., et Celles du Schonen depuis la Poiinte de Kol, jusqu'a Valsterbon

      Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1693. very good. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 22.75" x 34.75". Stunning sea chart of the eastern coast of Sjaelland (Zealand) in Denmark and the western coast of Sweden. Includes Copenhagen, Amager and Helsingoer (Elsinore). A large inset shows Copenhagen. Rhumb lines throughout and three compass roses. Beautifully detailed geographic features include topography, farm land and sand bars. Published in "Le Neptune Francois" in Amsterdam. Wear along original fold, minor creasing to corners.

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        Carte Particuliere des Postes de France. [France]

      1693 - Large and highly detailed map of France that is fully engraved and very well colored. This is one of the earliest postal maps of France. The country is well covered with postal service routes clearly shown via dashed lines that connect scores of towns and villages.

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        Some Thoughts Concerning Education

      London: for A. and J. Churchill. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of John Locke's "enormously influential work" on educational theory (Britannica). "Locke's writings were not confined to political philosophy and epistemology. Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693), for example, remains a standard source in the philosophy of education. It developed out of a series of letters that Locke had written from Holland to his friend Edward Clarke concerning the education of Clarke's son, who was destined to be a gentleman but not necessarily a scholar. It emphasizes the importance of both physical and mental development-both exercise and study. The first requirement is to instill virtue, wisdom, and good manners. This is to be followed by book learning. For the latter, Locke gives a list of recommended texts on Latin, French, mathematics, geography, and history, as well as civil law, philosophy, and natural science. There should also be plenty of scope for recreation, including dancing and riding" (Britannica). "For Locke the central purpose of education was education into virtue, and this meant training in self-control: 'The Principle of all Vertue and Excellency lies in a power of denying our selves the satisfaction of our own Desires, where Reason does not authorize them' (section 38). Locke did not regard children as innately cruel or malevolent-he thought the cruelty they frequently displayed as having been learned by bad example-but he did see them as naturally wilful and selfish. This was not original sin in the traditional theological sense, but it was a long way from Rousseau's faith in the goodness of the uncorrupted human heart. Of all Locke's works, Some Thoughts is perhaps the one that reveals most about its author" (DNB). First State, with skewed woodcut ornament on title page, "I my" catchword on leaf A2 verso, and "Patronnge" on A3 verso. London: for A. and J. Churchill, 1693. Octavo, recent sympathetic speckled paneled calf with gilt decorations on spine and leather spine label. Small early owner signature on top margin of title. A few occasional spots to text. A fine copy.

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        Great Britain's Coasting Pilot (Wales - 8 sheets only)

      WELSH Coast only. First edition of the maps was in 1693, the first Sea Atlas produced by an Englishman and was reissued numerous times over the next hundred years. The maps in this offer make up 8 loose center fold charts of the Welsh Coast which include:- all on thick heavy paper, 50 by 59 cms, copper engravings most showing a compass rose, rhumb lines, sailing boats, all uncoloured, all have large decorative cartouches. They are - Not numbered St Georges Channel, No 24 Milford-Haven, No 25 Milford Haven and the Islands Adjacent, 26 Cardigan Bay, 27 Holy-Head Part of the Island of Anglesey in North Wales, 28 P. of Carnarvan Shire, 29 The Isle of Man, 30 The River Dee or Chester-Water. All have a couple of tiny pin pricks to top left & right corners and a couple have a tiny pin prick to the maps -plotting?-. No date or edition stated. Very rare to become available as such! Housed in a large protective up and over box covered in brown bookcloth with printed title to front on white paper label. The survey took seven years and was undertaken from the Merlin, Monmouth, Martin, and the Younge Spragge. Collins probably used existing charts and seamen's sketches and notes, as well as his own observations in this remarkably ambitious undertaking. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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