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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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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        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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        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.

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        Causas eficientes, y accidentales del fluxo, y refluxo del mar, y de sus notables diferencias, con la diversidad de corrientes en todo el ambito del Orbe Aquatil: explícanse con ilustración muchos discursos, que hizo Don Francisco de Seyxas y Lobera en su Teatro Naval, y se da solución a sus dificultades. su autor el Capitan Don Pedro de Castro.

      Manuel Ruiz de Murga,, Madrid: 1694 - 12 hojas, 276 páginas, 4 hojas. Encuadernación original en pergamino con el título rotulado en el lomocon algún mínimo defecto. Alguna manchita muy ocasional. Buen ejemplar. Palau 224284. Simón Díaz VII, 7366. Fernández de Navarrete II, 540-1; I, 505). Backer-Sommervogel VI, 631. Primera edición. Esta obra fue escrita por Pedro de Castro al parecer a instancias del jesuita Francisco Petrey, quien al haber dado su aprobación a la obra de Seijas no podía después criticarla personalmente. En la segunda edición de su Teatro naval -París, 1705-, Seixas acusó a Petrey de ser el autor de esta obra, de plagiar (incorrectamente) el Teatro, y añadir la adición de cuatro comentarios propios. Petrey, que revisó el Teatro en nombre del Consejo de las Indias, había solicitado a Seixas poder incluir sus comentarios en el Teatro, Seixas se negó, ya que eran "inconducentes à la Práctica de la navegacion" (véase Fernández de Navarrete II, 541). En el texto figuran abundantes comentarios sobre la navegación por el Golfo de México, las Bahamas, Florida, América del Sur, Filipinas, Canarias, las costas del Brasil (incluyendo los ríos Marañón y Amazonas), Africa (especialmente Angola y Mozambique), la India, el archipiélago malayo, Japón y los polos."A sona de Seijas non debeu ser pequena, xa que o padre xesuíta Francisco Petrey, profesor de Matemáticas do Colegio Imperial de Madrid, solicitoulle poder colaborar na seguinte edición do seu libro. Hai que ter en conta que esta cátedra foi un dos focos esenciais do ensino desta ciencia na España do setecentos e que o propio padre Zaragoza, o célebre matemático, astrónomo e cosmólogo xesuíta español, foi o antecesor de Petrey na cátedra (Capel, 1980). Seijas rexeitou a proposta de colaboración, o que foi motivo dunha agre resposta de Petrey por medio da pluma de Pedro de Castro no libro Causas eficientes y accidentales del fluxo y refluxo del mar y de sus notables diferencias con la diversidad de corrientes en todo el ámbito del Orbe Aquatil: Explicanse con ilustracion de muchos discursos, que hizo Don Francisco de Seyxas y Lobera en su Teatro Naval, y se da solución á sus dificultades (Madrid, 1694). Nesta obra critícase, nalgúns momentos case punto por punto, a maioría das propostas teóricas e moitas informacións que se recollen no libro de Seijas. Na reedición do Teatro Naval feita en Versalles en 1703, desvela a verdadeira autoría das teses recollidas nas Causas eficientes y accidentales del fluxo y refluxo del mar, indignándose "no ya solo de las censuras de Castro, que al fin era de su mismo oficio, si no de un reposado jesuíta desde la soledad de su celda y sin quizas haver visto el mar nunca". (Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera, Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias y estado presente de ellas (1693), Edición de Clayton McCarl. Fundación Barrie, Colección Galicia Exterior.)

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        THE GREAT HISTORICAL Geographical and Poetical DICTIONARY, being a curious miscellany of sacred and profhane history

      UK. Henry Rhodes 1694 - heavy hardback, Full Leather, recently rebound, 2 volumes bound in one, first few pages have nicked edges, last few pages torn with some losses, few pages have clear tape repairs, last 50 or so pages are a bit grubby, new endpapers, quite nice condition overall, a nice item, very heavy extra shipping needed, more photo's can be supplies, Very Good Condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sermons sur les Evangiles de tous les Dimanches de L'Année

      A Lyon : Chez Thomas Amaulry, rue Merciere au Mercure Galant, M. DC. XCIV. (1694), 1694. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 2 of 3 volumes ; bound in vellum ; stamps of the African Mission Library, Blackrock, Cork [Ireland] ; 21 cm. ; OCLC: 28103952 ; only one set held by the Athenaeum of Ohio ; Title vignette; head and tail pieces ; covers soiled ; slight damage to top of spine of Volume 1; textblocks decorated in red ; detailed listings of contents ; Volumes 1 and 2 contain 18 sermons each ; FAIR.

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        HISTORIA GENEALOGICA DE LA CASA DE LARA, justificada con instrumentos y escritores de inviolable fe. (vols. I, II, III) PRUEBAS DE LA HISTORIA DE LA CASA DE LARA. (vol. IV).

      Mateo de Llanos y Guzman, Madrid 1694 - 4 vols. folio. Port, 7h, 713p = 1h, 891p = 586p = 708p (este últ. vol. es el primero en año). Alguna hoja con rastro hum. en margen. Escudos grabs. en texto. Pergamino. - Palau 286803. Obra de gran importancia para cualquier historiador, el último tomo contiene multitud de escrituras, documentos y sellos reales. 1694-1697

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        Memoirs of the Sieur De Pontis : Who Served in the Arms Six and Fifty Years, under King Henry IV. Lewis the XIII. and Lewis the XIV. Containing Many Remarkable Passages Relating to the War, the Court, and the Government of Those Princes

      London : Printed By F. Leach, For James Knapton, At The Crown In St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1694. 1st Edition. Full contemporary tree calf, good. Hinges starting with generalized wear to the spine bands and board edges. Panels tooled and bordered in blind, raised bands &c. Period binding - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical desc. : [8], 287, [1] p. ; 31 cm. (fol. ) . Subject: Pontis, Louis, sieur de, 1578-1670. France - History - 17th & 18th centuries. Title printed in red and black within double rule border. Booksellers' advertisements (p. 287-[288]) . Imprimatur dated 7 July 1693 on title. Dedication to James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormond. Referenced by: Wing (2nd ed. ) , P2807.

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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.

      Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard., London 1694 - 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). 1 volume.

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        The History of the Church of Malabar, from The time of its being first discoveríd by the Portuguezes in the Year 1501. Giving an Account of The Persecutions and Violent Methods of the Roman Prelates, to Reduce them to the Subjection of the Church of Rome. Together with the Synod of Diamper, Celebrated in the Year of our Lord 1599. With some Remarks upon the Faith and Doctrine of the Christians of St. Thomas in the Indies, agreeing with the Church of England, in opposition to that of Rome.

      - 1st.ed., 8vo., (xxiv)+443+(4)pp. imprimatur leaf before title, a crisp and attractive copy in early nineteenth-century half dark green morocco, marbled boards. London, for Sam Smith & Benj. Walford, 1694.Wing H.2148; an attractive copy of a scarce work by Geddes (1650?-1713), a divine who in 1678 went to Lisbon as Chaplain to the English factory returning to England in 1688. The title describes the work as ëDone out of Portugueze into Englishí so the work was almost certainly compiled by Geddes during his years in Lisbon where he had access to the pertinent documents. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions, Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.]. Wing G1099B

      London: Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], 1694. Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers

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        Der heimliche und unerforschliche Natur-Kündiger, oder: Accurate Beschreibung von der Wünschel-Ruthe, darinnen enthalten der besondere Nutz bey Entdeckung der Wasser-Quellen, Metallen, vergrabenen Schätze, flüchtiger Diebe und Mörder. Dabey solche Lehrsätze mit eingebracht, welche die allerdunckelsten Phaenomena der Natur erklären

      Nürnberg, A. Otto 1694. In-8, mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 7 Bll, 530 (recte 528 S.261/62 in der Paginierung übersprungen) pp, 23 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln. Klinckowstroem 56. - Graesse, Magica S. 37. - VD 17, 39:115678Y. - Vgl. Duveen 595; Caillet 10984; Neu 4162. Erste deutsche Ausgabe . Klassiker der Wünschelrutenliteratur, erstmals 1693 unter dem Titel "Traite de la Baguette Divinatoire erschienen". - "Vallemonts Buch ist das ausführlichste und bekannteste. Er hat die Korpuskulartheorie, auf Gassendi und Descartes fußend, am eingehendsten ausgearbeitet und beschreibt bereits die gleiche Art der Tiefenbestimmung, wie sie noch heute üblich ist" (Klinkowstroem 54). - Die hübschen Kupfer zeigen Wünschelrutengänger, Hygrometer, Camera obscura, Laterna magica etc; beschädigter Pappband der Zeit, wurmstichig und ohne Rücken, Titel mit zwei Handschriftlichen Vermerken und Sammlungsstempel (Herz mit Kreuz), Seite 1 lose, anfangs geringfügig wasserfleckig, sonst sauberes und vollständiges Exemplar des gesuchten Werks.

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        Tractatus Duo: Unus De Exceptionibus Alter De Quaestionibus Seu Torturis Reorum. Editio Postrema Ex Auctoris Manuscripto Recognita, Lecturis Et Indice Locupletissimo Aucta. - Inhalt: Juristische Vorgehensweisen. Beide Traktate stammen ursprünglich aus den Jahren 1586 und 1593.

      Wittenberg Jeremias Schrey dem Erben Meyers und Johann Fölliner 1694 - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 16 cm. 4 Bll., 892 S., 40 Bll. Index, 4 Bll., 511 S., 17 Bll. Index. Original Pergamenteinband. Fleckig und angest. Zweiter Teil: Vantius, Sebastian: Tractatus De Nullitatibus Processuum & Sententiarum Omnibus Non Solum Judicibus & Causarum Patronis Verum Etiam Litigatoribus Maxime Necessarius.; Colonia Agrippina, bei Franz Metternich. 1697. - Inhalt: Juristische Abhandlung, ursprünglich aus dem Jahr 1554, über den gerichtlichen Prozess bzw. den gerichtlichen Hergang und das gerichtliche Urteil. Quasi Handbuch für den Interessierten und den Fachmann, für den gerichtlichen wie auch Gebrauch in privaten Streitigkeiten.; - Papier gebräunt, hs. Eintragung auf Innendeckel und Vorsatz, Vorsatz fleckig, wenige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst sauberes lateinisches Exemplar. 1.100 gr.

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      ENTREVAUX FRANCE 1694 - On offer is a superb manuscript letter dated 29th of September Entrevaux handwritten by the noted Captain de la Contardiere interesting letter on a variety of military subjects: the King's ordnances being stolen, a Council of War, a large number of maladies besetting the King's army, issues with a particular Lieutenant Colonel in the Regiment etc. De la Contardiere is famous for his defense of Entrevaux in 1704. The historical background is fascinating: King Louis XIV of France having accepted the throne of Spain for his grandson, Philippe of Anjou, found himself in war against Austria, England, Holland and the Duchy of Savoy. These events are known as "The War of the Spanish Succession: 1701 to 1713". The army of the Duke of Savoy, Victor-Amedee was mobilized to invade Provence. The garrisons of the forts of Entraunes and Rabbets, in its possession, were reinforced. The English fleet under Admiral Rook blocked Antibes, preventing with the French reinforcements of the Le chevalier de Damas from returning to Entrevaux with artillery. Le chevalier de Blaignac with 1,500 Savoyard troops and two fauconneaux [small field guns] went up the valley of Estéron and placed his seige at Entrevaux, which was defended by a valorous soldier, the Captain de la Contardiere, a friend of Vauban [the great expert on fortifications]. The new fortifications, which were not completely finished, were to stand the test of fire on June 7, 1704. The artillery of the fortress was not yet in place. The bourgeois garrison and militia had ten arquebuses with hooks, in addition to the individual armament. The enemy army occupied the plateauxs of Pigière and Closes dominating Entrevaux. They did not have siege cannons, as they were too heavy to be transferred onto the bad mountain lanes. On June 14, after one week of siege, to relieve the pressure, de la Contardiere decided to carry out a night attack, which was a total success. A breach was opened in the palisade surrounding the Savoyard camp. The impetuous attack of the Entrevalais causes a rout of the enemies, who, although superior of number, flew towards Seds. 8.5" x 7", overall VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Missale romanum in quo missae de tempore a dominica XII post Pentecosten usque ad dominicam sextam, quae superfuit post Epiphaniam. Et de Sanctis a die XXX. Augusti, usque ad diem II. Decembr. inclusive; sicuti in pagina sequenti secundum seriem recensentur. Pars VI.

      Salzburg, Johann Baptist Mayr, 1694. - (2), 125-246, 342, (32) SS. Mit gest. Titelvignette. Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit abgeschrägten Deckelkanten und mit attraktiver Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung. Dreiseitiger ziselierter Goldschnitt. Schließen fehlen. Folio. Sechster und letzter Teil des vom Salzburger Fürsterzbischof Johann Ernst von Thun (1643-1709) herausgegebenen Missales; in dieser Form und Kollation vom VD 17 als selbständiger Band geführt (sogar mit nur 14 statt 16 unpag. Blättern am Schluß). - Schöner Barockeinband mit reicher Goldprägung (teils beschabt): sechsfacher Rahmen aus Rollen- und Dentellestempeln sowie gliedernden Leerrahmen und mehrfachen Fileten; das Mittelfeld innen von feingliedrigem Blütenrahmen eingefaßt; darin ein reiches Pointillé-Rankenwerk. Selten; über Bibliothekskataloge nur zwei Exemplare nachgewiesen (ÖNB; BSB München [Ex. der Bibliotheca Palatina]). VD 17, 12:122062D. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Las tarascas de Madrid, y tribunal espantoso. Passos del hombre perdido, y relacion del espiritu malo.

      Por Francisco Antonio de Burgos 1694 - - Por Francisco Antonio de Burgos, En Valencia 1694, Pet. in 8 (10,5x16,3cm)), (32) 317pp. (3), relié. - Nouvelle édition après l'édition originale de 1665. Rare. Plein Parchemin d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume. Rousseur éparses. Ecrivain fécond espagnol, Francisco Santos (1618-1696), qui fut militaire de son état, est célèbre pour ses romans et nouvelles picaresques dans lesquels puisa abondamment Lesage pour Gil Blas et son Diable boiteux. Il y défend les pauvres contre les riches, et les humbles contre les nantis, attitude typique du roman picaresque, et reflet de la société madrilène et espagnol. La plupart des oeuvres de Santos sont pleines de morales chrétiennes et catholiques, et cet esprit a abouti à cet ouvrage qui sort du domaine strict de la littérature, où l'auteur se fait le champion de la défense de la doctrine chrétienne et catholique. On y trouve des détails fort intéressants sur les sorcières et les coutumes de Madrid. (32) 317pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1694 - MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. AUR. THEODOSII MACROBI V. CL. INLUSTRIS OPERA. Accedunt Integrae Isacii Pontani, Joh. Meursii, Jacobi Gronovii Notae et Animadversiones. London, T. Dring and C. Harper, 1694. Octavo. (xxxii)491pp.(48)ff. Engraved title. Contains the text of Cicero's "The Dream of Scipio," which would have been unknown to the Middle Ages without Macrobius' commentary. Macrobius is best known for his lengthy discussion of Virgil and his cosmology, here illustrated with four woodcut diagrams. A few spots here and there to text, else fine internally. Bound in armorial full vellum over boards, somewhat stained. First Macrobius published in England.

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        Trattado unico da constituiçam pestilencial de Pernambuco, offerecido a ElRey N.S. por ser servido ordenar por seu Governador aos Medicos da America, que assistem aonde ha este contagio, que o compusessem para se conferirem pelos Coripheos da Medicina aos dictames com que he trattada esta pestilencial febre.

      Lisbon, Officina de Miguel Manescal, Impressor do Principe Nosso Senhor, 1694. - Typographical headpieces. Woodcut initials. Woodcut tailpieces. (18 ll.), 224 pp. The two leaves of the index, bound here before the main text, are sometimes found bound at the end of the volume. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (rather worn, upper half of spine defective), remains of ties. Some waterstaining. Honest, complete, and unsophisticated, in very good condition. Occasional contemporary ink manuscript annotations in margins as well as on the front free endleaf verso and rear free endleaf recto. ---- FIRST EDITION of the FIRST SCIENTIFIC BOOK TO DESCRIBE YELLOW FEVER, BY THE FIRST EUROPEAN PHYSICIAN TO TREAT THE DISEASE, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRST AUTOPSY OF A YELLOW FEVER VICTIM. The author received his medical training at Coimbra, and practiced for many years in Recife. There was speculation that he may have been a native of that Brazilian city, where he had the opportunity to see the first epidemics of the malady, then referred to as "o mal da bicha". If Ferreira da Rosa was truly born in Brazil, this would be the first scientific book by a Brazilian author.The book is arranged as a series of questions: What are the signs of this disease? Is it better to bleed the patient from the arm or the foot? Should one apply blisters? How should the parotid glands look? An early owner of our copy made marginal notations of certain recipes and added occasional cross-references. A substantial early note on the front flyleaf cites an article in the @Gazeta of 1716 that mentioned Vigier's @Thesouro Apollineo, calling it a very useful book and noting where it can be purchased.Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 747-8: "The book is not only of the greatest rarity but also of great scientific importance.? Ferreira da Rosa submits here the first known accurate and clear observation on yellow fever . This is obviously a precious book not only concerning the history of Brazilian medicine, so destitute in medical books of the colonial period, but also for the history of medicine in general. ? Very few copies are recorded of this extremely rare book."In the first edition of his @Bibliographia Brasiliana, Borba de Moraes says he was able to locate only three copies, in the Biblioteca Nacional of Portugal, the Biblioteca Nacional of Brazil, and the Oliveira Lima Library of the Catholic University of America, in Washington. According to Porbase, there are three copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal; the entry in Porbase cites only 16 preliminary leaves. Upon inspecting the three copies, we found that one was badly wormed (affecting the text) and missing the two leaves of the index. The other two copies are complete and in reasonable condition. The copy at the Biblioteca Nacional of Brazil is reportedly in poor condition. The Oliveira Lima Library copy is missing two preliminary leaves. There are also copies in the British Library, the National Library of Medicine, the New York Academy of Medicine, the library of the Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, and that of the Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto (apparently incomplete). The John Carter Brown Library recently acquired a rather shabby, unappealing copy missing two preliminary leaves. The only complete copy besides the present one we have seen on the market since 1969, when we began to track such things, was sold in Paris, 24 June 1976 in the so-called "Ferreira das Neves" sale (albeit washed and rebound); it is now in the Bosch collection. We have also seen two incomplete copies in commerce, the one now in JCB that lacks two leaves, and another, in much better condition overall but missing one preliminary leaf, that was sold by us to a Spanish collector in 1974.---- Garrison, @History of Medicine, fourth edition, p. 272. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 747-8 (citing only 14 preliminary leaves, with the two index leaves following the text); see also Borba de Moraes (1958) II, 216-7. Innocêncio III, 372-3 (without collation; obviously cited without ever having seen the book); X, 252 (correcting the [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L' Arte del Cavallo, divisa in tre libri. Ne primi due. si tratta l'arte di ridurre à tutta perfettione il Cavallo. Nel terzo. vi si aggiunge il modo di usarlo in guerra, & in festa.

      - Padua, Typographia Seminarii, 1694. 4to (303 x 220mm). pp. (12), 208, with an engraved frontispiece, an engraved portrait and some schematic woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum. This interesting work on horses and horsemanship by Nicola en Luigi Santa Paulina is dedicated to Cosimo III, archduke of Tuscany. The fine allegorical frontispiece, showing a.o. horses, a lion and Neptune, as well as the portrait of Nicola Santa Paulina are engraved by J. Juster. Old name on title.Hulth 27.

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        The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary; being a curious miscellany of sacred and profane history. collected from the best historians, chronologers and lexicographers. but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D.D. his sixth ed.

      London: printed for Henry Rhodes, Luke Meredith, John Harris and Thomas Newborough 1694. - Volume 1 and Volume 2 in one volume. Folio. Licence leaf dated 28th January 1691/2, precedes the title page which is in red and black, subscribers list, preface, no pagination, each page with double column text, with red and black title page for the second volume. a.e.g. Professionally recased in a black cloth binding with gilt spine title, new endpapers. The gilding on the page edges is now fairly rubbed. Internally very tight and clean, the final page has marginal chipping but unfortunately the penultimate page is missing except for a fragment, and the preceding page has a bottom corner torn off with some loss of text, otherwise in very good condition. This first English edition was translated and enlarged from Le Clerk's 6th edition of Moreri. vol. I, covers A to G, whilst vol. II, covers H to Z. A highly influential work first published in 1674 in Lyons it was eventually replaced by Diderot and the Encyclopaedie, though not before going through some 20 editions. This is a heavy book and additional postage will be needed.

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        Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio, Vice-Comitis S. Albani, Summi Angliae Cancellarii, Opera Omnia, cum Novo eoque insigni augmento Tractatuum hactenus ineditorum, & Ex Idiomate Annglicano in Latinum Sermonem translatorum, Opera Simonis Johannis Arnoldi, Ecclesiae Sonnenburgensis Inspectoris.

      Hafniae, Impensis Johannis Justi Erythropili, excudebat Christianus Goezius., 1694.. 1580 Seiten + Index. Die dreiseitige Biographie von Francisci Baconi sind ein vom Buchhändler angefertigtes und eingebundenes Faksimile, da die Originalseiten fehlten. Farblich sind diese Seiten Ton in Ton mit dem Original gehalten, sodass sie zum Rest des Buches passen. Quart 4°, 25 - 35 cm, gebundene Ausgabe in Pergament mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken und dreiseitig gefärbtem Buchschnitt. Zustand insgesamt - besonders in Anbetracht des hohen Alters - gut.. W21

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        Arlequiniana ou les bons mots, les histoires plaisantes & agréables.

      chez Florenti et Pierre Delaulne. 1694 - - chez Florenti et Pierre Delaulne., A Paris 1694, pet. in 12 (8,5x13,8cm), (58) 354 pp (12)., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale ? Une édition semblable est parue à la même date chez le même éditeur, mais dans un format un peu plus grand, avec une collation différente, un fleuron de titre différent et sans la page de titre rouge et noire. Cette édition est peut-être une contrefaçon. Un frontispice représentant Arlequin. Peu courant. Demi Vélin postérieur. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume rouge. Arlequiniana, qui reste une curiosité littéraire, appartient à un genre prédominant de la littérature française, naissant à la fin du XVIIe et s'épanouissant dans la première moitié du XVIII, il s'agit de ces recueils de bons mots ou histoires plaisantes ou Ana dont on peut saisir la naissance avec le Menagiana en 1693. Ce genre a la particularité de mettre en scène son propre auteur et à dialoguer avec son lecteur, il semble n'avoir d'autre but que de divertir alors qu'il cherche à éduquer, car dans ce siècle de censure, la littérature créa ce mode apparemment léger mais satirique et critique de la société et des moeurs. Charles Cotolondi écrivit plusieurs ouvrages dans ce domaine, notamment le Evremonmania. Arlequin, grâce au fameux théâtre de la Foire à Paris était devenu très célèbre et représentait un type, et c'est à dessein que Cotolondi en fait une espèce de fou sage, à la manière d'un Scapin pour Molière. L'ensemble est une suite de conversations, où se mêlent les contes et les bons mots. Une table des matières fort caustique permet de retrouver tous les sujets traités, la mort, le cardinal Mazarin, la prudence des maris ou M. Lully. (58) 354 pp (12). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Romance of the Wars, Between the Mighty Giant Gallieno, And the Great Knight Nasonius, And His Associates.

      First Edition Sm. 4to, A-L4, [ii], 88pp, contemporary sprinkled calf, front joint split but cords firm, wear at head and foot of spine, a clean and sound copy.

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        De ratione conscribendarum epistolarum libellus, quo de artis epistolographicæ scriptoribus tam veteribus quàm recentioribus censuræ feruntur, & de epistolarum charactere, numero, periodis, locis communibus & imitatione agitur, earumque varii generis exempla continentur, repurgatus ab innumeris mendis, quibus scatet Lipsiense exemplar, sub titulo collegii epistolici excusum. Accesserunt huic editioni exempla plura cum indicibus necessarus.

      1694 - Lübeck, P. Böckmann, 1694. 8:o. (16),332,(20) pp. Title page in red and black. Somewhat worn contemporary half vellum with handwritten title on spine and sprinkled edges. Boards superficially cracked at the joints. Light foxing. Some ink stains in outer margin on pp. 187-90. VD17 3:008197K. An errata leaf is missing as usual. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours d’Architecture qui comprend les Ordres de Vignole, Avec des Commentaires, les Figures & Descriptions de les plus beaux Bâtiments, & de ceux de Michel-Ange. Plusieurs nouveaux Desseins, Ornemens & Préceptes concernant la Distribution, la Décoration, la Matiere & la Construction des Edifices, La Maçonnerie, la Charpenterie, la Couverture, la Serrurerie, la Menuiserie, la Jardinage, & tout ce qui regarde l’Art de bâtir; avec une ample Explication par ordre Alphabetique de tous les Termes

      Paris: Nicholas Langlois, 1694 Vol 1; 1693 Vol 2. - Vol 2: Dictionnaire d’Architecture, ou Explication de tous les Termes. Both volumes bound into one full vellum binding of the period. Title and author are hand-lettered on the spine. Les deux volumes reliés en un plein vélin de liaison de la période. Titre et auteur sont écrits à la main sur le dos. [80], xii, 1-355; [8], 259 pages. 87 single-page engraved plates, plus 38 folding plates, some with 2 folds. 87 planches gravées, 38 plaques de pliage; certaines avec deux plis. 19,8 x 16 cm. 1,18 kg. Very Good copy with generally clean white pages; some minor foxing and slight staining on a few scattered pages; scattered underlining of phrases of a few words with thin lines of brown ink; we count 56 instances scattered through the text; there are sometiny numbers inked in the margins of a few of the plates; these seem to be measurements or proportions of details of the ornaments or plans. Vellum attractive with a few areas of light soiling. The margins of this copy have been trimmed, but nothing of text or illustrations seems to be missing. Très bon exemple avec généralement des pages blanches et propres avec certaines petites taches de rousseur minimes et de petites taches légères sur en petit nombres de pages dispersées dans le livre et un soulignement léger du texte en encre marron; nous en avons conte 56 à travers le texte. Il y a aussi des petits numéros en encre dans les marges d’un certain nombre de planches. Cela semble être des indications de mesures, ou indication de détails des ornements ou des plans. Vélin attrayant avec quelques zones de salissures légères. Les marges de ce volume ont été coupées, mais rien de texte ou des illustrations ne semble manquer. The Oxford University catalogue: "Unsigned illustrations were known to be engraved by Pierre Le Pautre, some signed by Dolivar." From the Web Gallery of Art: "Pierre Le Pautre II won the Prix de Rome in 1683, and the following year he went to the Académie de France in Rome, where he was a talented and much praised student. Among his Roman works were two copies after the Antique executed for Louis XIV, the marble groups Faun with a Kid (1685-87; Paris, Louvre) and Meleager (1687-92; on loan to the Hôtel Matignon, Paris). Both demonstrate his early mastery of complex Baroque compositional effects." He returned to Paris in 1701 and, although invited to become a member of the Académie Royale, preferred instead to join the Académie de St Luc, of which he eventually became a Recteur for life. He was much employed in royal service." "[Juan] Jean Dolivar, a Spanish artist born in 1641, and the nephew of Jean Lepaute, one of the great masters of the Louis XIV style." The LePautres, with the various spellings of their name, were a large family of several generations of architects, sculptors, engravers, designers of ornamental effects. The artists backgrounds in Rome and in Spain gave them much experience with the ancient and Renaissance sources of the buildings and ornaments of these bold and forceful engravings. For the careful collator this volume is both a pleasure and a nightmare. The high quality of the plates and the obvious indications that the book was put together by hand bring the pleasure; the nightmare comes from trying to ascertain if everything as published is present in a given copy. Each research library that owns a copy lists different numbers of plates, sizes of pages. At the time I catalogue there is a copy of this edition being offered in Aachen. The dealer says that his Plate 9 is absent, but that this seems to be the way the book was printed. Our copy is also lacking this plate, and we don’t see any indication that it was removed from our copy. Our copy agrees with his description of 2 different plate 12s and no plate 13; the presence of plates 43B and 65BB, neither of which is given in the listing of plates. Le catalogue de l'Université d'Oxford : "Illustrations sans signatures connues pour avoir été gravées par Pierre Le Pautre et d’autres signées par D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Haus- Feld- und Garten-Calender/

      . Welcherley Arbeit nemlich das gantze Jahr hindurch/ und in einem jeden Monat insonderheit in dem Blumen-Kuchen-Obst oder Baum- und Wein-Garten vorzenehmen und zuverrichten sey. Nürnberg: J. Hofmann 1694. With woodcut frontisp. showing the Zodiac. Pages 491-674. Modern half vellum. With notes in old hand. * Haus-, Feld-, Artzney-, Koch-, Kunst- und Wunder-Buch. Fünffter Theil.<br>Cagle 522..

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        Nuova verissima, e distinta relatione della vittoria ottenuta dall' armi Polache contro Turchi, e Tartari in Vicinanza al fiume Deniester per soccorere Caminiecz.

      Venice, Zuanne Batti, 1694.. 4to. (4) pp. With woodcut printer's device to t. p. Folded broadsheet.. Rare contemporary news report about the victory of the Polish and Lithanian army against the Ottoman troops at Kamianets and the fall of the Turkish-occupied fortress of Gyula to the Imperial troops in late 1694. Also published in German as "Umständliche Relation von dem herrlichen Sieg, welchen die polnische neben der litauischen Armee gegen die Türken und Tataren bei Kamieniec den 6. Oktober 1694 erhalten hat". In the Great Turkish War of 1683-99, the Holy League (Austria, Poland, Venice, and Russia) successfully defended Vienna, then re-conquered Hungary; the war ended with the 1699 Treaty of Karlowitz. - Not in Italian libraries; not in OCLC.

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        [Album of 53 engravings of ladies of the Court of Louis XIV]

      Oblong quarto. Mid 19th century brown morocco gilt, scuffed and worn. Most engravings trimmed to slightly within right platemark, a few to within the left and right platemark. Titles trimmed away, occasional paper repairs. Very clean collection. Many of the portraits are taken from the series ìTouts les Portraits de la Courî (H or R Bonnart, 1694 and 1695), some (not yet identified) are apparently from the Spanish court. Portraits include: ï Madame la Marquise díAntin (1695); ï Madame la Marquise DíEngragues (1695); ï Madame la Marquise DíEstrades; ï Madame la Marquise de Florensac (1694); ï Madame la marquise de Montespan (1694); ï Madame la Duchesse de Nevers; ï Anne Marie díOrleans Duchesse de Savoye; ï Duchess de Foix (name in pencil); ï Mlle de Chartres (name in pencil); ï La reine d espagne (name in pencil); ï Mme. DíEscota (name in pencil). Several prints show nurses with their young wards, one of whom wears a crown. The Bonnartsí atelier did four types of subjects for its engravings: current fashion; stars of theatre and ballet; ìsymbolicî subjects, such as love or spring or harmony; and finally, portraits of courtiers. Portraits were meant to represent the types of dress worn by the noble families of France. Unlike fashion plates with their invariable plain backgrounds or the ìsymbolicî prints with their antique or imaginative settings, the courtier portraits were set on the grounds of Versailles or an imposing chateau. The faces of the subjects are based on available portraits or, occasionally, on authentic sittings (although little has been written about the relation between the Bonnart portrait and the actual appearance of the subject). According to the Victoria and Albert curators: The court of Louis XIV was extremely opulent and courtiers were expected to dress to reflect their position. The court of the Sun King was characterized by [excessive] protocol governing behavior, etiquette, precedence and dress ñ a policy used by Louis XIV to control and distract his court. He hoped his courtiersí time and resources were spent on impressing him rather than plotting rebellion. A high-ranking courtier would need a large and expensive wardrobe because rules for clothing, as well as behavior, were carefully stratified so that only those of higher rank could wear certain fabrics or styles. According to historian Joan DeJean, these portraits were carefully planned and published in series: the princes of the French court, the great ladies of the court (with the advertisement that other portraits of the court were available). ìIt was a bit like playing cards; you wanted to have the entire deck. And so they moved the genre away from the individual print and in the direction of the portfolio or the book . . . . these series identified fashion with the specific individualsóand with their lifestyles, or at least the viewerís fantasy of their lifestyles. Each outfit was shown off the shoulders of one of the most important ladies at Versaillesî (71). The Bonnarts were also innovative in other ways. ìWhereas Saint-Jean had displayed his anonymous models against a plain white background, [here] the Bonnarts. . . showed off their aristocratic stars standing in front of their magnificent chateaus or in their fabulous gardens. . .î (72). Historian Philip Mansel explains the political and economic logic behind fashionable dress code for courtiers at Versailles: Dress also signaled the nature of court society. . . . Constantly demanding rich and fashionable new clothes, Versailles was an insatiable system of conspicuous consumption, on which thousands of livelihoods depended, like the annual fashion shows in Paris and Milan today. . . . In France more than in most countries, perhaps because royal authority had been so frequently attacked . . . dress was a political issue . . . ësplendour is necessary to maintain the rank of birth, to teach respect to the Peoples and to uphold commerce and the artsí. . . . Dress was one of the principal ways by which [the courtiers] sent the public, each other, the King and themselves, a reassuring message of status and wealth. . . . Until 1724, however, the French government continued to issue traditional sumptuary ordinances which since the fourteenth century had tried to regulate luxury in dress, stop subjects and their servants from wearing clothes ëbeyond their qualityí and force them to dress ëaccording to their stationí. . . . Under the energetic direction of Colbert, the French government used the court as a showcase for the French cloth and dress industry. Thus on one occasion at court Madame de Montespan, in her public role as ëa triumphant beauty to display to all the ambassadors,í wore a dress entirely covered in poin de France laceí. (xv-8) References: DeJean, Joan, The Essence of Style (New York: Free Press, 2005); Mansel, Philip, Dressed to Rule: Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005); ìMonsieur,î Henri Bonnart, Victoria and Albert Museum, Provenance: Catherine Howland Hunt (1830-1909), wife of the important architect Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895), both residents of Newport, Rhode Island. Richard Morris Hunt had lived in Paris as the first American student to attend Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The couple spent a year and a half in Paris after their marriage in 1861. It was probably during this time when the collection of portraits was acquired from one or more sources. Signed on front flyleaf Catherine Howland Hunt, R.M. H. (with paraph).

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