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        ORIGO LEGUM: or a Treatise of the Origin of Laws, and Their Obliging Power: as also of their Great Variety: and Why Some Laws are Immutable, and Some not; but may Suffer Change, or Cease to be, or be Suspended, or Abrogated In Seven Books

      London: Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1694. Hardcover. Good. Folio contemporary calf, decorated panels blind-tooled, spine on 5 cords with remains of red gilt title label (edges scuffed, front cover splitting at spine but just held). Half-title, Titlepage printed in red & black and enclosed in a plain rule-border +[24]pp +168pp +219pp +[1]p catalogue. Card J.W. Bund Willis Caius Coll. On pastedown, name John Walpole Willis at head of title, endpapers browned & last few pages with marks of marginal damp, otherwise crisp & clean throughout. "Chap. X. Treachery and baseness not to be used in war" begins new pagination & register. Dedicated to King William & Queen Mary. Text in English with quotations & examples in Latin & Greek. *First edition of Dawson's only work, an interesting and scarce legal treatise (WING D459).

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        Le Duc de Guise, surnomme le Balafre.

      Paris, Claude Barbin, 1694.. 12mo. (12), 257 p., 1 l. With 1 small woodcut illustration. Contemporary marbled calf on 5 raised bands, spine gilt and with red leather label on spine; hinges cracked but boards tight.. Rare first edition in France of the biography of Henri I. de Lorraine, duc de Guise (1550-1588), the opponent of Henri III. de Navarre, the later King Henri IV of France. - Barbier I, 1127.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat C. Rinnelt - (Versand mit Dt]
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        Tractaat van vreede en commercie, geslooten tusschen ... den Keiser van Marocco en de ... Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Geslooten in den jaare 1752.The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus II, 1753. 4to. 18th-century(?) blue paper wrappers.

      STCN (3 copies); WorldCat (6 copies mixing at least 2 eds.); cf. Knuttel 18367a. First edition of a treaty concluded between the Dutch States General and Abdullah bin Ismail (1694-1757), Sultan of Morocco on and off from 1734 to his death in 1757. The pamphlet is entirely in Dutch but the treaty itself was originally written in Spanish, to be translated into Arabic for posting in all Moroccan ports and published and posted (in Dutch) in lands under Dutch authority. The 23 articles of the treaty itself are followed by a form for the passports that Dutch ships were to carry, a note on the treaty's ratification at Fez, and a translation of a letter (originally in Arabic?) from the Sultan of Morocco to the States General. The treaty was negotiated by Mohamed Lucas, governor of Tétouan, acting for Morocco and Francisco and Louis Butler, granted power of attorney by the States General. With a few wrinkles and small marginal tears or chips, but still in very good condition and with generous margins, preserving the tranchefiles. First edition of an important document of trade relations between the Dutch Republic and Morocco.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. The Second Edition, with Large Additions

      London: Awnsham and John Churchill and Samuel Manship, 1694. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Full contemporary paneled calf, worn, boards detached. Lacking the portrait and with an old repair in the gutter of the title a little yellowed, front and rear free endpapers loose and endpapers browned. A touch of marginal browning early on, but generally a clean, bright well margined copy. The first concentrated attempt to define the limits of human knowledge and the human capacity for comprehension - Hume and Kant built more ornate structures on these same ideas, but the foundation was all Locke's. "Philosophy without Dogma" (PMM 164 for the first edition of 1690). (xl), 407, (blank), (11), (blank). Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044491.

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        Teutsch-Redender Euclides oder Acht Bücher von denen Anfängen der Meß-Kunst, auff eine neue und gantz leichte Art zu Nutzen allen Generalen, Ingeniern, Natur- und Warheit-Kündigern, Bau-Meistern, Künstlern und Handwerckern in Teutscher Sprach eingerichtet und bewiesen durch A. E. B. V. P. ( Anton, Ernst Burkhart v. Pirckenstein) Mit über 300 Textholzschnitten.

      Wien Fievet 1694 - 21 x 17,5 cm. 2 Bll. 375 S. marmorierter Halbpergament d. Zt. - Ebd. berieben u. nur leicht fleckig. VD17 3:302223U (ohne die hier genannten 2 Blatt "Korrekturfehler" nach der letzten gezählten Seite) - Eine der ersten deutschen Euklid- Ausgaben mit den Büchern 1 - 6 u. 11-12, in ihrem Umfang größer als die wenigen Übersetzungen des 17. Jahrhunderts ins Deutsche, die nur die ersten 6 Bücher oder nur Auszüge geben. Vgl. auch "Steck /Folkerts, Bibliographia Euklideana" IV.82; S. 110. 1.100 gr. marmorierter Halbpergament d. Zt.

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        Sorberiana, ou Bon mots, rencontres agreables, pensées judicieuses, et observations curieuses de M. Sorbière. ,

      Vve Mabre Cramoisy, Paris 1694 - [48]-246-[2] pp. Bons mots réflexions, pensées, et autres anecdotes de ce fameux auteur, traducteur et philsophe français (1615-1670) avec des opinions très personels sur des sujets et des personnes contemporains variées. Titre en rouge et noir. Ref. Cioranescu 6331. BN Paris (1). Pas dans Goldsmith (BL London). 1 volumes. Reliure originale en mouton du temps, dos doré

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        ORIGO LEGUM: Or A Treatise on the Origin of Laws, and Their Obliging Power: as Also of Their Great Variety and Why Some Laws are Immutable, and Some not; but May Suffer Change, or Cease to be, or be Suspended, or Abrogated. In Seven Books

      London:: Printed for Richard Chiswell,. 1694.. Folio. ¹^4 a - b^4 c^2 A - X^4; 2^A - 2D^4 2E^2. 32.5 cm x 20.5 cm. 1st edition (Lowndes, p. 604; Marvin, p. 257; Wing D-459). [28], 168, T.p. printed in red & black. Printed glosses. "Chap. X" begins new pagination & register, though text continuous.. Early full brown calf, with a modern respining to style. Dark maroon gilt-lettered leather title label to spine second compartment.. Stain to text-block lower corner gradually diminishing, with minor. worming, primarily in the stained portion, affecting margins only.. Lower outer margins of first few leaves neatly restored. Some other. odd soiling, nothing obtrusive. A solid VG copy of an uncommon title.. Per the DNB, Dawson "an English jurist, educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1658-9, M.A. in 1662, and was presented by his college to the vicarage of Sunninghill, Berkshire, where he died in 1700, aged 63." This his only known published work. Termed by some as 'ambitious, it have been described as "one of the most interesting, but now completely forgotten, treatises on natural law to be printed in late-seventeenth-century England. Despite its many qualities, the treatise was published, albeit very handsomely by Richard Chiswell, in a very limited edition... and it simply failed to reach the relevant audience", a circumstance which, no doubt, accounts for its scarcity in the modern antiquarian law market.

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        Zusammenstellung der auf den Halleiner Salinen Forstbezirk Bezug nehmenden Forestal-Verhältnisse. (Gmunden 1842). 4°. 1 Bl., 5 S., 2 Bll., 207 S., 64 S., (alles in lithogr. Handschrift), Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Sehr selten (über KVK nur 2 Ex. nachweisbar).- Wohl nur in kleiner Auflage von dem "k.k. Salinen-Oberamts-Sekretär" Justus Thomas herausgegeben.- Enth. im Anhang eine Sammlung der Verordnungen von 1694-1817.- Titel u. 1 Bl. gestempelt, Ebd. leicht berieben, sonst tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Sammelband mit 5 medizinischen Schriften in Erstausgaben.

      Aus den Jahren 1694-1732.. Pgt. d. Zt. mit RTitel. 8vo. - Interessanter Sammelband mit wichtigen Publikationen zur Augenheilkunde, Lithotomie und Chirurgie. Alle drei Berufe wurden bis ins 19. Jahrhundert vielfach von ein und demselben Mediziner ausgeübt. - I: (Hellwig, C. von, Pseud.:) Kräutermann, V., Der sichere Augen- und Zahn-Artzt ... Arnstadt, E. L. Niedt 1732. 7 Bll., 258 (st. 272) S. - Erste Ausgabe, eine der umfangreichsten deutschen Schriften der Augenheilkunde zu Beginn des 18. Jhs. - Ohne das gest. Frontispiz und die S. 101-114. - Blake S. 205. - Wellcome III, 240. - Vgl. Waller 4280 (2. A.). - II: Saint-Yves,C., Tractat von denen Kranckheiten der Augen, in welchem die dazu dienliche Hülfs-Mittel wie auch die chirurgischen Operationes ... gründlich gezeiget werden ... Aus dem Französ. von J. A.Mischel. Berlin, J. A. Rüdiger (1730). 8 Bll., 350 (recte 349) S., 10 Bll. Register. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Charles de Saint-Yves (1667-1733) "hat sich bleibende Verdienste um die Augenheilkunde erworben. Sicher machte er um 1707 die erste Staaroperation mittelst Extraction und im folgenden Jahre allein 571 mal dieselbe Operation" (Hirsch IV, 952). - Blake S. 398. - Vgl. Waller 8406 und Garrison/M. 5827 (franzs. Ausg.). - III: [Tolet, F.], Tractätlein von der besten Art und Weise den Blasen-Stein zu schneiden. Mit gest, Titel und 15 Kupfertafeln. Hannover und Wolfenbüttel, G. H. Grentzen Witwe und Erben 1694. 198 (st. 200) S., 3 Bll. - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe, die französ. Originalausgabe erschien 1682. Die Kupfer zeigen recht anschaulich die notwendigen Handgriffe des Lithotomus. - Ohne das Bl. A8. VD 17, 12:669357F. - Krivatsy 11910. - Vgl. Waller 9628. - IV: Gericke, J., Curieuse und nützliche Observationes oder Anmerckungen uber die ... Corallen-Tinctur ... wie auch von einem sonderlich den Blasen- und Nieren-Stein zerlösenden Liquore. Brandenburg, E. F. Gernemann o. J. [um 1715]. 90 (recte 100) S. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltenes Werk zur Korallentinktur, im KVK nur in 4 Bibliotheken nachweisbar. - Der Korallentinktur wurde zur damaligen Zeit heilende Wirkungen bei verstopften Adern, zur Blutreinigung u. v. m. zugesprochen. Johann Gericke (1643-1727) beschreibt auch zerstörende Wirkung bei Blasensteinen. - VD 17, 23:680730D. - V: Spagyrische Chirurgie, oder Wund-Artzeney ... Schneeberg, C. W. Fulden 1732. 211 (st. 219) S., 2 Bll. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltenes Werk zur Spagyrik, im KVK nur in 3 Bibliotheken nachweisbar. - Ohne die S. 181-188. - VD 18, 11454822. - Zustand: Etw. gebräunt, feste und 1 flieg. Vorsatz entfernt, erstes und letzte 2 Bll. mit Quetschfalten. Einbd. geringfüg. geworfen, VDeckel fleckig. - Sammelband with 5 medical works in first edition. Contemp. vellum. - Vol. I lacks engr. frontisp. and pages 101-114, vol. III lacks leaf A8, vol. V lacks pages 181-188. Slightly browned, pastedown and 1 flying endpaper removed, first and last 2 leaves with creases. Binding slightly bowed, front cover slightly stained..

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst GmbH vorm. F. Dörling Gmb]
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        Eikon Basilke Deutera, The Portraicture Of His Sacred Majesty King Charles II

      King James, London, 1694, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionSize: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Excuse the length of the following listing. It will be given in 2 sections, first the full title and prior owner's notes including citation/points, lastly structure.Title page continues, "With his Reasons for turning Roman Catholick; published by K. James. Found in the Strong Box.Printed in the Year MDCXCIV." Owner notes on loose browned paper, "Port, 12mo, old calf, (London) 1694. Nice copy of this scarce work. The famous portrait of King Charles knelling (sic, kneeling), of which it is said 'he is worshipping his Mistress Nellie Gwynn in a cloud above him, instead of his maker.' " There is ancient penned 1/2 page note top verso first endsheet re authorship (attributes Chas. II) and avoiding confusion of this item with the Basilike of Charles I. Below this are penciled notes re Almack page 82, Wing #E312 and placements. Below title page date in R.N. is script penned '1694'. At top of TOC is very old penned name 'John Francis Gwyn'. Not sure I am reading the middle name correctly.Regarding structure, size is duodecimo, collation is octavo in the main. Spine has 4 ribs, stamped label, date at bottom in standard numerals. The archivist who has seen the piece feels the date indicates reworking as does the marbling of the pastedowns and their facing ensheets. First PD has had ex-libris plate removed and the abrasion is large and goes through the marbled paper.Numbers 320 pages and at the bottom of last page is 2 line errata note. The verso of first marbled endsheet is blank (exc. above refd. noting), second blank endsheet w/ verso showing the scandalous illustration, title page with verso blank then TOC. Page 320 is followed by one endsheet blank verso marbled. The text has one 'flaw' that I noted in scanning through, the last page of TOC is cut partially short at fore-edge, body of text unaffected, dog ear minimal. Text has the customary ripple and a bit of age darkening, very minimal foxing to my eye. Remarkably legible. Text edges have some red stain visible but darkened, top darker. The leather boards and spine are aged and scarred but richly attractive in their age. Hinging seems stout with no internal gap and no notable exterior cracking. The archivist feels any restoration is very old and utilized original materials where possible. Photo will be provided of the book's exterior shortly, Book

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      London: R. Levis, 1694.. [4],16pp. Small quarto. Early 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Minor soiling and wear to text. Very good. A major rarity of 17th-century Philadelphia and New Jersey, this pamphlet relates details of the schism amongst the Quakers caused by George Keith. Keith (1639?- 1716) was an early and important convert to Quakerism, but then began an attempt to reform Quaker theology in the early 1690s during an extended sojourn in America. This sparked a famous controversy in Philadelphia, which fueled some of the earliest productions of the press in Philadelphia and New York, and led to the first trial of freedom of the press in America, decades before Zenger. Disowned by the Friends on both sides of the Atlantic, Keith returned to England and entered the Anglican church in 1700, later returning to America as an Anglican missionary. "Whether it was a long-brewing dispute or a short-term conflict is debated, but at the yearly meeting of Quakers in Philadelphia in 1691 a row occurred that caused much acrimony between Keith and his Quaker brethren. William Stockdale, one of the early Quaker settlers, accused Keith of heresy, of preaching two Christs because he overemphasized the two separate natures of the Saviour" - DNB. Tensions and events escalated in 1692 and 1693, fueled by Keith's published attacks, printed by Philadelphia's first printer, William Bradford. Keith and Bradford were then tried for sedition, but the case against them collapsed when the evidence - Bradford's set type of an inflammatory broadside - was dropped by a juror. Keith and Bradford then moved to New York, where the former wrote and the latter printed a summation of the whole business, TRUTH ADVANCED IN THE CORRECTION AND MANY GROSS AND HURTFUL ERRORS, the first book published in New York. In the present work, the author condemns the schism as detrimental to the Quaker faith as a whole, and he urges Keith to do everything in his power to smooth things over. The text includes a missive from the Yearly Meeting at Burlington, New Jersey, addressed to "Our Friends and Brethren in Truth, both in Pennsylvania, East and West-Jarsey, and elsewhere, as there may be occasion, to be read in their Monthly and Quarterly Meetings, as they in the Wisdom of God shall see meet." The letter exonerates Keith from charges leveled against him and is signed in type by thirty-nine members of the Meeting. The present work is of the greatest rarity. We can locate copies at the Huntington Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library (imperfect), and the British and Bodleian libraries in England. This would appear to be the only copy in private hands. ESTC R12805. WING H656. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 694/80. SABIN 30235.

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        Decretum. Feria tertia. die 7. december 1694. Rome, Ex Typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, 1694 [=Breslau, 1696]. Broadsheet (ca. 41 x 31 cm). Sealed and signed in ink by Joannes Henricus Sweerts.

      Cf. Bibliotheca bibliographica historiae sanctae inquisitionis 4903; KVK & WorldCat (2 copies of different edition). Unrecorded edition of a rare decree of the Roman Catholic Church listing several (Jansenist) books prohibited and condemned by the inquisition. The original decree was published in 1694 in Rome and here republished, including the original imprint, with authorization from the clergy in Breslau dated 30 January 1696. The decree is signed in ink by Joannes Henricus Sweerts Baron de Reist, the vicar general of Breslau. Some old folds, slightly soiled, otherwise in very good condition.

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        An Account of Denmark, as it was in the year 1692 [Bound with:] [ROBINSON, John]. An Account of Sueden: Together with an Extract of the history of that Kingdom . the Third edition. London, 1718 [and:] HOTOMAN, Francis. Franco - Gallia: or, an Account of the Ancient Free State of France, and Most Other Parts of Europe . London, 1711

      London: Printed for Timothy Goodwin, 1694 - Sammelband of historical works published by the London printer Timothy Goodwin Third editions of first two titles, first English edition of third title. 8vo. [xx], 246 pp.; [viii], 85 pp. + [3] pp. ads; [ix], [xii], 144 pp. Old paneled calf, worn and rubbed, front joint cracked, contemporary owner's name to title page of first title, author's names in ink to title pages of first and second titles. Wing M2383 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. The Second Edition, with Large Additions

      Awnsham and John Churchill and S, 1694-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        De Oeconomia Foederum Dei Cum Hominibus

      Franciscum Halman, Gulielmum van de Water - Utrecht 1694 - 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 2", 950 pages including 9 unnumbered pages of index. Beautifully but rather simply embossed with a Persian style medallion on a white sheepskin cover over boards with binding cords exposed at intervals along both sides of spine. Author and brief title in assumed period brown pen at top of spine. Cover is supple, square, tight and secure. Cover corners slightly curled but not worn. There are no splits anywhere and no wear to the edges. Inside front pastedown with miscellaneous pencil notations and bookplate of the locked section, Bucknell Library, Crozier Theological Seminary; oval stamps appear another few times throughout the text and at the end. There follow three free end papers, the title page with two black oval ink stamps for the seminary. Back of title page is blank but with pencil marks of the closed stacks. It appears a page has been removed following this page but I am unsure. The dedication page follows in Latin: "William III Great Britian, France and Scotland - King. Defender of the Realm.etc., etc. with 3 seminary stamps. Then 18 page dedication followed by a 13 page address to the members of his potential market dated N0V.13, 1693. 919 pages of numbered text follow. All pages edges with sprinkled spot decoration in red. There are no worm holes. This is a very pretty copy in fine structural condition.***** This was Herman Witsius'(1636-1708) most important work. First published in 1677, it went through many editions and continued to be one of the works meant to end the many schisms which seem endemic to the Church.***** Overseas buyers will have this sent by Priority Mail or UPS, your choice. This is EX-LIBRARY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Spir. Palatinat".

      . Kupferstich ( m. Barockbordüre ) v. Cochin n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 44,5 x 54. Fauser, Nr. 13205. - Dek. Blatt mit einer breiten, von seperater Platte gestochener Bordüre. Über der Ansicht ein großes leeres Portraitmedaillon flankiert von Putten, Girlanden und Draperien. Unter der Ansicht keine Erklärungen.- Der Stich von 3 Platten gedruckt.

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        Gesamtans., "Crevtznach. Palatinat".

      . Kupferstich ( m. Barockbordüre ) v. Cochin n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 44,5 x 54. Fauser, Nr. 7016. Reiniger, Stadt- und Ortsansichten, Nr. - Dek. Ansicht mit einer breiten, von seperater Platte gestochener Bordüre. Über der Ansicht ein großes leeres Portraitmedaillon flankiert von Putten, Girlanden und Draperien. Unter der Ansicht keine Erklärungen.- Der Stich von insgesamt 3 Platten gedruckt.

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        Gesamtans., über die Mosel, "Sirck. en Lorraine".

      . Kupferstich ( m. Barockbordüre ) v. Cochin n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 45 x 54. Fauser, Nr. 13000. - Dek. Ansicht mit einer breiten, von seperater Platte gestochener Bordüre. Über der Ansicht ein großes leeres Portraitmedaillon flankiert Girlanden und Draperien. Der Stich ist von 3 Platten gedruckt.

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        Gesamtans., "Collivre. Roußillion".

      . Kupferstich ( m. Barockbordüre ) v. Cochin n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 44,5 x 54. Fauser, Nr. 2693. - Dek. Ansicht mit einer breiten, von seperater Platte gestochener Bordüre. Über der Ansicht ein großes leeres Portraitmedaillon flankiert von Putten, Girlanden und Draperien. - Der Stich von insgesamt 3 Platten gedruckt.

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        Les Paroles remarquables, les bons Mots, et les Maximes des Orientaux [E.O.] - Traductions de leurs Ouvrages en Arabe, en Persan & en Turc, avec des Remarques.

      Benard - A Paris, chez Simon Benard et chez Michel Brunet, 1694, in-12°,, 356pp., 14ff. (table, errata et privilège). -- Veau brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, piece de titre en maroquin rouge, roulette sur les coupes. Ex-libris manuscrit sur page de titre, de T. de Boismorant, 1696. Charnières et coins frottés, coiffes restaurées, fente sur la moitié de la charnière supérieure mais les nerfs ne sont pas touchés (le plat tient très bien). ETAT MOYEN. Manque 2 feuillets (Tviij-Vj, cad p.231 à 234), qui sont les deux derniers ff. de la partie des Bons Mots. Ils concernent, pour le premier, les juifs de Constantinople, et Isa (Jesus-Christ en Arabe) pour le deuxième. Un fac-similé moderne d'un autre exemplaire les restitue (4 p. encarté). --- Edition Originale rare de cet ouvrage véritablement curieux, soit par les pièces dont il se compose, soit par les remarques dont ces pièces sont accompagnées. (Duplessis). - Ce savant orientaliste français, Académicien et professeur d'Arabe au Collège de France, est resté célèbre dans la mémoire collective, pour sa traduction (qui est la première en langue occidentale) des fameux contes des Mille et une nuits (E.O. 1704-1717, 12vol.). -- Duplessis, Bibliographie parémiologique 72 ; cf M. Abdel-Halim, Antoine Galland, sa vie et son oeuvre (1965). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Paroles remarquables, les bons Mots, et les Maximes des Orientaux.

      - Traduction de leurs Ouvrages en Arabe, en Persan, & en Turc. Avec des Remarques. La Haye: Louis & Henry van Dole, 1694. (16),344,table (34),catalogue (6) pp. Titlepage in red and black. Contemporary full vellum. Edges red. Text with old markings in margins. Inscription on ffep. "Reinhard (?) Ferlinder (?) v. Albert Christian Meineke". Old notes in ink on rear endpaper. Vellum thumbed and a bit soiled. 13 x 7,5 cm.*Galland became famous for his translation of Mille et une nuits, published 1704-1717.[#\94767]

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        A VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF CARTESIUS. Written originally in French. Translated into English by T. Taylor M.A

      London, Thomas Bennet, 1694.. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION 1694 (first published in 1692, the original French edition Voyage du Monde de Descartes first published in 1690). 8vo, approximately 185 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 16 woodcut images and diagrams in the text, pages: [16], 298, [6], with advert and errata on last prelim leaf, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Author's name written neatly on title page, light browning throughout, small piece missing from 2 lower corners, no loss of text, tiny hole in 1 page, all still legible. A very good copy of a scarce book. Gabriel Daniel (1649 - 1728) born in Rouen was a French Jesuit scholar, author of books on history, philosophy and religion. In this book, called a romance by the translator and sometimes classed as science fiction, he visits the moon and explores the cosmos of rotating vortices hypothesized by Descartes circa 1640, a cosmos recently confirmed by studies of the origins of the solar system, of spiral galaxies, and of accretion disks around black holes. Pere Daniel's efforts are directed to satirising the Cartesian system and theories. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Bibliotheca Politica: or AN Enquiry Into the Ancient Constitution of the English Government

      London: Printed for R Baldwin 1694 - VG HB in original 17th Century Morocco boards with impressed rectangular design to front and back. Attractive spine has been matched at a later date with 4 blind raised bands and gilt title on red leather panel. Covers in good condition, with some loss of the glossy surface of the leather due to age and handling. End papers aged and stained around the edges with the ingress of the original binding glue. Bookplate of 'Sr. George Beaumont Baronet' on FEP (1664-1737, MP for Leicester) with his signature to first two chapter title pages. FFEP has signature of 'Gibbs C. Antrobus'. 968pp. incl index and appendix and containing 13 chapters or dialogues, all with title pages dated 1691-2 to 1694. Pages clean, with light foxing to some margins, last page is quite age browned but text is clear. Edges age browned. The book is a fascinating comparison between the laws extant in 1694, and the laws of England of the present day. Tight copy, in remarkably good condition for a book which is over 300 years old. (16 x 20cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        Traité de Fortification.

      Jean Jombert, Paris 1694 - Traité de Fortification contenant les Méthodes anciennes & modernes pour la Construction & la deffense des Places, Et la Manière de les attaquer, expliquée plus au long qu'elle n'a été jusques à présent.In-12 ( 190x120 mm ) plein cuir d'époque, dosà 5 nerfs, fers et fleurons dorés dans les caissons.Pièce de titre absente, coiffes arasées, coupes frottées.256 pages.Frontispice gravé ( léger accros ).44 planches hors-texte.Titre. Epistre. Le Libraire au Lecteur. Traité de Fortification. Explication des termes ichnographiques d'une Place fortifiée. Maximes générales. Il ne doit y avoir dans l'Enciente de la Place aucun endroit qui ne soit vû & flanqué des Assiegez. etc.Première Partie : La Fortification régulière.Seconde Partie : La Construction des Dehors.Troisième Partie : Des différentes manières de fortifier.Quatrième Partie : La Fortification irrégulière.Cinquième Partie : La Fortification offensive. Sixième Partie : La Fortification défensive. Anciens. Architecture. Militaria.

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      J.U. KRAUSE, AUGSBURG 1694 - [Figurato-Tedesco] (cm. 34) bella piena pergamena originale, dorso a sei nervetti con titolo calligrafato. - cc.4nn. +29 tavv. (di 30). magnifico frontis calligrafico inciso su rame, tavola de dedica a Leopoldo e dichiarazione dell'autore in 4 pagine. RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di uno degli esempi più notevoli di illustrazione barocca tedesca. J. U. Krauss (1655-1719) fu l'inventore di queste elaborate ornamentazioni veramente singolari. vari esemplari da noi riscontrati variano sempren nel numero delle pagine preliminari. Al nostro esemplare manca l'antiporta figurata, il ritratto e la tavola 30 che sono presenti riprodotte in fotocopia. bell'esemplare nitido e a grandi margini. Ai due piatti ex libris manoscritto "Paola Trotti Taverna". -BERLIN KATALOG 4295; -GRAESSE IV 48; -BRUNET III 697; CAT. BRITISH LIBRARY VOL. 126 COL. 516; JANTZ 1538; PAISEY K 748; RUMANN 18; JHDS 556. Confronta anche Landwehr, Le Blanc, Hollstein e Jessen.[f1] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlantis Insula a Nicolao Sanson Antiquitati Restituta .

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. N. Sanson, 1694, Darstellung: 54 x 39 cm Nord und Südamerika mit Kalifornien als Insel. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig, altes Kolorit stärker gebräunt.

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        Biblisches engel und kunstwerck: alles das jenige, was in heiliger gottlicher schrifft altes und neven testaments von den heiligen engeln gottes dero erscheinungen.

      J.U. Krause, Augsburg 1694 - [Figurato Germania] (cm.32,5) mezza pergamena dell' epoca, piatti in carta marmorizzata policroma. -- cc. 10 nmn. + 30 tavv. numerate. Bella antiporta figurata, ritratto dell' imperatore Leopoldo, magnifico frontis calligrafico completamente inciso su rame, dedica e indice. Tutte le parti incise sono di notevole livello artistico. Rara edizione originale di uno degli esempi più notevoli di illustrazione barocca tedesca, tutte le incisioni sono di notevole livello artistico. J. U. Krauss (1655-1719) nativo di Amburgo, noto come incisore ed editore, fu l' inventore di queste ricche ornamentazioni così particolari e variate che anticipano le tecniche delle incisioni in rame delle bibbie illustrate. Vari esemplari da noi riscontrati variano sempre nel numero delle pagine preliminari e molti sono gli errori di collazione; il nostro esemplare , oltre alle 30 tavole, è ben completo delle altre 10 carte complessive. Lievi macchiette ai piatti della legatura altrimenti bell' esemplare fresco e nitido. * Graesse IV 48; * Brunet III 697; * Berlin Katalog 4295; * Cat. British Library vol. 126 col. 516; * Lanckoronska-Oehler I 93; * Faber Du Faur 1852; * Jantz 1538; * Rumann "Die Illustr. Dt. Bucher" 18 Jhdts 556; * Paisey K 748; confronta anche Landwehr German, Le Blanc, Hollstein German e Jessen. Provenienza: Asta Sotheby's Milano, 1999 N°377.[f72] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Cesori in Oro Raccolti nel Farnese Museo e Pubblicati colle loro Congrue Interpretazioni (Vols. I and II only).

      Stampa di S.A.S., Parma 1694 - Half leather with gilt-stamped decorations and tooling on spine with raided bands, 36 cm, 2 vols, with frontispiece portraits and over 40 foldout plates of Roman numismatics. Includes indexes. From an edition of ten volumes. Expertly repaired and reconditioned. Good condition with some minor wear and staining to covers. An attractive set of two. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vanity of Arts and Sciences

      London: Printed by R. Everingham for R. Bentley at the Post-House in Covent-garden, and Dan. Brown at the Bible without Temple-Bar. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Upper board becoming detached but holding. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeions of Ireland. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. 1694. Reprint. Leather cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 368pp. Heraldic book-plate of Geo. Rose Esq 'Constant and True.'. .

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        Ruffs in a Landscape

      - Christopher Huet (French, 1694-1759) Ruffs in a Landscape Oil on canvas Canvas size: 20 1/2” x 17 3/8” Literature: Christine E. Jackson, Bird Painting - The Eighteenth Century (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994), p. 76 Christopher Huet’s informal and intimate painting places male and female specimens of the species Philomachus pugnax in their natural habitat of marshy wetlands. The bird was first introduced to the English in 1586 when an anonymous writer published an attack upon the large frilly lace ruffs currently the fashion among Elizabethan men and woman. He scornfully likened these extravagant collars to the ruff worn around the neck of the male ruff bird when in breeding plummage. Huet’s charming painting was most probably designed to appeal to members of the French aristocracy among whom he found continued employment. He specialized in the depiction of natural history subjects as well the interior decoration of houses. His skills were such that his name can be found along side that of Watteau in the account books of the Prince de Conde documenting work completed at the family castle in 1741.

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        A Discourse Concerning Time, With Application of The Natural Day, and Lunar Month, and Solar Year, as Natural; And of such as are derived from them, As Artificial Parts of Time, for Measures in Civil and Common Use: For the better understanding of The Julian Year and Calendar. The First Column also in our Church-Calendar explained. With other Incidental Remarks.

      London Printed by J. Heptinstall for L. Meredith. 1694 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 171 x 104 mms., pp. [viii], 120, contemporary panelled calf. A fine copy, with the calligraphic autograph, probably contemporary, "Henry Wigley" on the top margin of the front paste-down end-paper, and "Berd. Whalley" on the top margin of the title-page. Wigley is probably the Reverend Henry Wigley of Pensham House, Worcestershire. Wigley was the grandfather, through his daughter, of Ambrose St. John (1815 - 1875), the Roman Catholic priest and headmaster, who was born in Islington, and this perhaps suggests an Islingtonian provenance for this book. In yet another hand, probably contemporary or early 18th century, are two salutary bromides: "It is very Rare, yt [that] either ye joy, or ye Benefit of an Estate infamously gotten, continues long." And: "To sleep, to eat, to drink, at o ther Peoples Hours [?House], to walk thier Pace & to Love & Hate as they do, is ye vilest of Servitudes." Holder (1615/16 - 1698) is also the author of Principles of Harmony, also published in 1694. Robert Poole in his ODNB article on Holder notes, " Holder's subsequent Discourse Concerning Time (1694), written to explain the issue of calendar reform and reissued in 1701 after the renewed English rejection of the Gregorian calendar, was an elegant exposition of the concept of harmony on a cosmic scale. In it he developed the idea that rational human perception was required to give meaning to creation, for 'Time is always Transient, in a continual Flux, neither to be seen, nor felt, nor reserved; but only measured by an Act of the Mind.'" Wing H2385. Macclesfield 1044. Further editions were published in 1701 an 1712. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RÈcrÈations MathÈmatiques et Physiques

      - 1st.ed., 2 vols., 8vo., xxxvii + 400pp., xv1+303pp.; (Traite de Horloges), viii+163pp. + (i) + (4-adverts), 84 engraved plates, a very good copy in contemporary calf, handsomely respined calf, spine gilt in compartments, morocco label. Paris, Jean Jombert, 1694.The scarce first edition of a much reprinted work and one of the most popular books on ëmathematical recreationsí which also deals, at leangth, with fireworks, conjuring and clocks. Ozanam (1640-1717?) ëcannot be regarded as a first-rate mathematician, even of his own time. But he had a flair for writing. his contributions consisted of popular treatises and reference works on ëuseful and practical mathematicsí and an extremely practical work on mathematical recreations; the latter had by far the more lasting impact. Ozanamís ërecreationsí may be regarded as the forerunner of modern books on mathematical recreations.í (DSB). Vol.I, on the margin of the title, has recorded a gift of the work in 1730 to Fra.Caillault and again with the date 1800 the name Louis Poignand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF THE SIEUR DE PONTIS Who Served in the Army Six and Fifty Years under King Henry IV; Lewis the XIII and Lewis the XIV

      London: James Knapton 1694 1st ed. 287p, 1694. First edition. Folio. Original full leather; rebacked with original spine laid down over new leather. Covers worn and chafed; text pages aged and lightly browned else in good condition. First edition of the English translation by Cotton of the memoirs of the French Marshal Louis de Pontis.

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        Vignola: or, the Compleat Architect

      London: printed and sold by J. Moxon,, 1694. Shewing, in a plain and easie way, the rules of the five orders of architecture, viz. Tuscan, Dorick, Ionick, Corinthian and Composite. Whereby, any that can but read and understand English, may readily learn the proportions that all members in a building have one unto another. Set forth by Mr. James Barozzio of Vignola. Translated into English by Joseph Moxon. The fourth edition with additions. Octavo (159 × 97 mm). Contemporary panelled sheep, red morocco label, smooth spine gilt in compartments. Engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title, 32 engraved illustrations in the text, 19 engraved plates. Bookplate and armorial blindstamp of the earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle. Some skilful repair to spine, slight loss to fore-edge margin of frontispiece and engraved title, some faint browning, a very good copy. Fourth edition, second issue with cancel title (the first issue was dated 1692) and corrected plate numbering. "It was not an architectural preference so much as a patriotic desire to prove England equal to the other nations … that led the printer and map-maker Joseph Moxon to produce the first English edition of this book in 1655" (Harris), taking his text from the Dutch version of Pierre Le Muet's reduction, Règles des Cinq Ordres (1st ed, Paris 1631). In this edition, issued after his death in 1691, his son James added a portrait of his father and a dedication to Sir Christopher Wren. "For almost half a century Moxon's pocket Vignola had served as a practical manual for 'any that can but read and understand English'" (op. cit.)

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        DE RE POETICA: or, Remarks upon Poetry. With characters and Censures of the most considerable poets, whether ancient or modern extracted out of the best and choicest criticks.

      Ric Everingham for R. Bently,, London: 1694 - 4to, pp. [xii], 129, blank, [2], 248. Bound in contemporary calf (some wear to the foredges), with later rebacking. Front blank loose, hinge tender, little foxing to the title-page, little soiling and small hole to the upper margin of B1, effecting a little of the running title, a very good copy. STC B3347; Jaggard p. 25; Wing B3347; not in CBEL. Blount (1649-1697) was a politician and author who acquired a high reputation for the extent and variety of his learning. He is most renowned for his Censura celebriorum Authorum, sive Tractatus in quo varia . (1690). This was a bibliographical dictionary, a kind of record of the opinions of the greatest writers of all ages on one another. The DNB, in writing about that book notes that of great interest is not just whom Blount quotes, but whom he left out. Those who were slighted included many of the great poets of the day. The present work somewhat makes up for the slight, in that Blount first treats poetry in general and the different kinds of poetry and the relationship between the poetry of different European countries and the languages of each. The second part contains critical notices of sixty-seven poets of various ages and countries. Some of those omitted from the Censura . are included here. This is one of the earliest critical notices of Shakespeare that had appeared in a book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of Several Late Voyages and Discoveries to the South and North. Towards the Streights of Magellan, the South Seas, the vast tracts of land bewond Hollandia Nova, &c. Also, towards Nova Zembla, Greenland or Spitsberg, Groynland or Engroundland, &c

      London: Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, 1694. Octavo, with one folding table, two folding maps and 19 engraved views; a very good copy in contemporary speckled calf, spine with raised bands and old paper spine label lettered by hand, short split to upper rear joint, some light repair and restoration to first map. One of very few contemporary printed records of Tasman's voyage. First edition and scarce: 'The editor of this work is believed to be Sir Tancred Robinson. In his lengthy Introduction, he speaks of explorations towards the South Terra Incognita, suggests that the Dutch had made great discoveries there which they had never divulged, and also speaks of Ferdinand Magellan, Pedro Fernándes de Quirós, Sir Francis Drake, and others who had sailed the South Seas' (Hill). The editor laments 'that the English nation have not sent with their Navigators, some skilful Painters, Naturalists, and Merchanists, under publick Stipends and Encouragement as the Dutch and French have done…'. Of Tasman's voyage he exclaims: '… 'tis the Discovery of a new World, not yet known to the English. 'Tis probable by Abel Jansen Tasman's Navigation, that New Guinea, New Carpentaria, and New Holland, are a vast prodigious Island, which he seems to have encompass'd in his Voyage…'. This is thus one of very few contemporary printed records of Tasman's voyage. It is 'of the greatest importance to an Australian collection, as it contains one of the earliest accounts of Abel Janszoon Tasman's famous voyage of 1642 from Batavia, in which he discovered Tasmania and New Zealand and visited Tonga and Fiji' (Hill). This short account is based upon that published in Amsterdam, 1674 by Dirk Rembrantse (Dirk Rembrantse van Nierop). Also of great significance is the account of Narborough's voyage in the {i Batchelour }through the Strait of Magellan and into the Pacific, which was widely read by later navigators including the survivors of the {i Wager }(part of Anson's fleet), who used this account for their own navigation through the passage. Other works contained in the book include the narrative of captains John Wood and William Flawes who, in the {i Speedwell} and {i Prosperous}, explored the Northeast Passage and visited Novaya Zemlya. They concluded the East could not be reached by this route. The narrative of Friedrich Martens' whaling voyage, here first translated into English, was the first book on a voyage to Spitsbergen and Greenland.

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        I Cesori in Oro Raccolti nel Farnese Museo e Pubblicati colle loro Congrue Interpretazioni (Vols. I and II only)

      Stampa di S.A.S.. Good. 1694. B005BZ2WIM Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half leather with gilt-stamped decorations and tooling on spine . B005BZ2WIM .

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        PROVERBI ITALIANI E LATINI. Et in questa seconda edizione corretti e accresciuti dall¿autore. Dedicata a. C. Frediani. Della Mirandola.

      Lonchi, Bologna 1694 - ('600 PROVERBI-RARO). (cm 15) Mz. pelle fine '700, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso; pp. 666. Opera rarissima e rilevante apparsa nel 1674 ma con sole 528 pagg. È una raccolta di proverbi italiani disposti alfabeticamente con traduzione latina. Lavoro molto curioso, vedi la lunga nota in Duplessis "Bibliogr. paremiologique": "Volume fort- rare. ce livre mérite d'etre recherché". Vecchio restauro all'angolo bianco del frontis e a pag. 167 che intacca il testo, fioriture sparse ma accettabili per la sua rarità. Mancano in fine 3 cc. bianche, altrimenti buon esemplare. Autori italiani del '600, 3426; Michel - Michel V 29; Duplessis n° 433; Pitrè 2937; BM. STC. Italian XVII Cent. I 474.[f62] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, &c : written upon several occasions, and to several persons / by Edmond Waller

      London : Printed for H. Herringman, and sold by J. Tonson 1694 - The sixth edition; with several additions, never before printed. Bound with : The maid's tragedy : altered. With some other pieces / Edmund Waller. 1690. Subjects; English poetry. Referenced by: Wing W520. ESTC, R14123. Physical description [8],299,[5];[4],100p. ; 8vo. Notes; "The maid's tragedy altered. With some other pieces" has separate pagination, register, and title page with imprint "London, printed for Jacob Tonson . 1690". Mostly in verse. The first leaf is blank. Title page in red and black. Title page torn with loss; text not affected. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 299 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Entire Body of Philosophy, According to the Principles Of the Famous Renate Des Cartes In Three Books: I. The Institution.II. The History of Nature.III. A Dissertation of the Want of Sense and Knowledge in Brute Animals.Written Originally in Lati

      London: Printed by Samuel Roycroft. and Sold by the Undertaker Richard Blome, 1694., 1694. folio. pp. 15 p.l., 403, [3], 224, [2], 225-263. ruled in red throughout. 101 engraved plates & full-page engravings (incl. frontis.) by John Kip & M. Van der Gucht after G.Freman, &c. (1 folding, 7 with paste-over cancel captions). contemporary full morocco, paneled in gilt, gilt-tooled spine, all edges gilt (joints partly cracked, corners bumped, outer margin of frontis. bit ragged). armorial bookplate of Baron Blantyre. printed book label of Major J.R.Abbey. First Edition of the English Translation by Richard Blome of three works on Cartesian philosophy by Antoine Le Grand, a native of Douai, who was attached at an early age to the English community of St. Bonaventure's convent in that city. There he became a Franciscan Recollet friar, and taught philosophy and theology. A disciple of Descartes, he was the first to attempt to reduce Cartesian philosophy to the scholastic method. "The reception of Cartesianism into England is a complex story. Much of the initial reaction, for example by the Cambridge Platonists More and Cudworth, was quite favourable, emphasizing Descartes's dualism and his insistence on the reality of immaterial substance, and thus seeing his metaphysics as erecting a line of defence against Hobbes's materialism. After a while, however, the tide began to turn against Descartes, and various aspects of his philosophy came in for severe criticism. Le Grand became involved in defending Cartesianism on three different frontis against three very different types of objection." (Andrew Pyle in Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers) The work is handsomely printed and embellished with engravings by John Kip and Michael Van Der Gucht after drawings by G.Freman and others. Many of the plates have dedication captions by Richard Blome to Princess Anne of Denmark and various notable Englishmen and members of the British aristocracy, benefactors of the work whose names and coats of arms appear on four of the plates near the beginning. This copy would appear to have been intended for one of these patrons, being elegantly ruled in red throughout and attractively bound in full gilt-stamped morocco. Wing L950A. Rand I 330.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Demonstratio Evangelica, ad Serenissimum Delphinum. Quarta Editio ad Auctore recognita, castigata, & amplificata. Accessit Auctoris tractatus de Paradiso Terrestri nums primum Latine.

      Apud J. Thomam Fritsch, Lipsiae - Leipzig, 1694 - 31 Bl., 1187Seiten, 40 Bl., 2 B., 69 Seiten, 3 Bl., mit ein Porträt Frontispiz und ein Karte, Pergamentband. Guter Zustand.

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        Suite de planches gravées sur la manière de bien se préparer à la mort.

      - S.l., s.e., s.d. (vers 1694); in-4, 41 ff. (sur 42) pp., reliure hollandaise en vélin de l'époque, dos lisse à faux nerfs, titre manuscit au dos, plats décorés d'estampages à froid (vélin un peu sali, petits défauts d'usage). Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe, 84. Suite seule de 41 superbes figures baroques (sur 42 : il manque la planche A), gravées sur cuivre à pleine page d'après celle de Romeyn de Hooghe, éditée en 1673 sans texte. Le mourant, dans un lit à baldaquin, est entouré d'anges qui lui apportent de grands tableaux représentant des scènes de la vie du Christ, pour lui rappeler ses devoirs ; il est entouré de parents en larmes, de prêtres priant, d'anges et de diablotins, de médecins, de nuées célestes et de symboles de la mort, de visions terrifiantes. Il est difficile de dater précisément cette suite, qui a illustré plusieurs éditions : l'ouvrage de Chertablon : La Manière de se bien préparer à la mort par des considérations sur la Cene, la Passion & la Mort de Jesus-Christ, avec de très belles estampes emblématiques ; Le Miroir de la bonne mort, paru en Hollande et lui-même inspiré de l'ouvrage espagnol du Père David Lavigne, Espejo de buena muerte, publié en 1646 (selon Henri Brémond). La reliure hollandaise laisserait plutôt à penser qu'il s'agirait de l'édition d'Amsterdam de 1694. Beau tirage, très vigoureux, des 41 gravures sur cuivre, exemplaire désirable malgré le déficit de la première planche. 1694

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        ORIGO LEGUM: Or A Treatise on the Origin of Laws, and Their Obliging Power: as Also of Their Great Variety and Why Some Laws are Immutable, and Some not; but May Suffer Change, or Cease to be, or be Suspended, or Abrogated. In Seven Books.

      Printed for Richard Chiswell,, London: 1694 - Per the DNB, Dawson "an English jurist, educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1658-9, M.A. in 1662, and was presented by his college to the vicarage of Sunninghill, Berkshire, where he died in 1700, aged 63." This his only known published work. Termed by some as 'ambitious, it have been described as "one of the most interesting, but now completely forgotten, treatises on natural law to be printed in late-seventeenth-century England. Despite its many qualities, the treatise was published, albeit very handsomely by Richard Chiswell, in a very limited edition. and it simply failed to reach the relevant audience", a circumstance which, no doubt, accounts for its scarcity in the modern antiquarian law market. Stain to text-block lower corner gradually diminishing, with minor worming, primarily in the stained portion, affecting margins only. Lower outer margins of first few leaves neatly restored. Some other odd soiling, nothing obtrusive. A solid VG copy of an uncommon title. Early full brown calf, with a modern respining to style. Dark maroon gilt-lettered leather title label to spine second compartment. Folio. ^4 a - b^4 c^2 A - X^4; 2^A - 2D^4 2E^2. 32.5 cm x 20.5 cm. 1st edition (Lowndes, p. 604; Marvin, p. 257; Wing D-459). [28], 168, T.p. printed in red & black. Printed glosses. "Chap. X" begins new pagination & register, though text continuous. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        America Septentrionalis

      Valk and Schenk, Amsterdam 1694 - Rare issue of Hondius' important map of North America, here with full period hand colouring. "Henricus Hondius' beautifully engraved map of North America had greater influence than any other to date in perpetuating the theory of California as an island . Cartographically, this map is a careful composition of many different sources and illustrates well the current state of knowledge" (Burden). Henricus Hondius was the son of the engraver and mapmaker Jodocus Hondius. Henricus continued the family's cartographical business in partnership with Jan Jansson, his brother-in-law. Mapmaking was more often than not a family enterprise in Amsterdam and in Paris in the 17th century. The firm was active under one family member or another for nearly the entire 17th century. This was the period of Dutch supremacy at sea, when, having supplanted the Portuguese in India, central Africa and northeastern Brazil, the Dutch were the prime carriers of spices, silks, furs, tobacco, sugar and slaves. It was not in the nature of things that this predominance could last very long, if only because the Netherlands is a very small country. But until the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 1660s and 70s, the Dutch were supreme, and the making of maps was a form of nationalistic journalism. First issued in 1636, the map appeared unchanged in various editions of the Hondius/Jansson atlas throughout much of the century. In 1694, "Petrus Schenk acquired all of the Atlas Major plates at public auction . and began issuing the map with his own imprint. This last state is uncommon" (Burden). Beyond the change in imprint, this last issue is notable for the addition of hachured lines dividing the claims of France, Spain and England and with the hand-colouring reflecting those boundaries, which were quite changed from the preceding issues. This copy with glorious full contemporary hand colouring. Burden, The Mapping of North America 245 (state 3); McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 6; Goss, The Mapping of North America 30. Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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