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        Les oeuvres de Monsieur Molière. Nouvelle édition. Corrigée, & augmentée des oeuvres posthumes, & des très belles figures à châque comédie, &c.

      Georges de Backer,, Brusselles, 1694 - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. Brusselles, Georges de Backer, 1694. 16x10 cm. Bandtitelblatt, 92, 84, 40, 32, 44, 52, 80, 43 S., 1 S. privilège; Bandtitelblatt, 92 (fehlt Titelbl.), 36, 36, 88, 72, 52, 32, 80 S. Mit 16 gestoch. Frontispiz von J. Harrewyn. Pergamentbd. der Zeit. Bd. 1: L' Etourdy ou les contretems. - (Le) D'Epit amoureux. - Les précieuses ridicules. - Sganarelle ou le cocu imaginaire. - Les Fascheux. - L'ecole des maris. - L'ecole des femmes. - La critique de l'ecole des femmes. - Bd. 2: La princesse d'Elide. Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée (ohne Titelblatt). - La mariage forcé. - L'amour medicin. - Le misantrope. - Le festin de pierre. - Le medecin malgré-luy. - Le Sicilien. - Amphitrion. - (Vorsätze neu.Vereinzelt schwach fleckig). Sprache: Französisch

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        Cornelius Nepos perperam vulgo Aemilius Probus dictus, De Vita Excellentium Imperatorum, Novis Commentariis, Indicibus, & Tabulis Chronologicis ac Geographicis [Maps] illustravit Christophorus Cellarius.

      Lipsiae, [Leipzig] Apud J. Thomam Fritsch. M.DC.XCIV. (1694). With four maps. Dedication dated 1688 - Size of binding: 3 ½ in. x 6 in., engraved, mythological frontispiece, by M. Bernigeroth, (Leipzig), titlepage printed in red and black, with Pegasus vignette & monogram, + [22]pp., of introductory material, [1]-323 pp. + [14] pp. of indexes, and with four folding maps: at page [1]: Historiarum Graec. et Latin. Geographia Contracta (Europe & Asia Minor; this shows tanning, and wear to the first fold), engraved by Vogel; p. 6: Tabula II Graeciae Antiquae (Greece); p. 176: Tabula III Asiae Minoris (Asia Minor); p. 250: Tabula IV Italiae Insularumque Adiacenttium (Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Dalmatia) by Vogel. Bound in old vellum with turned-in fore-edges, early title inked at top of spine, and later, gilt-lettered leather spine label mounted on spine; blue sprinkled edges, sewn headbands, later endpapers, with small personal library label in upper left of front paste-down: Library S.3. Felix Hall, and a modern book label added. First map shows some edge tanning & creasing; worm-hole at lower left corner of titlepage, and several, following pages. Vellum spine shows a few small stains; text & other maps are generally clean. Overall, a fairly well-preserved copy of a very scarce edition. The scan shows the spine, front cover and the first folded section of the first map. Lives of Greeks & Romans: 1. Miltiades; 2. Themistocles; 3. Aristides; 4. Pausanias; 5. Cimon; 6. Lysander; 7. Alcibiades; 8. Thrasybulus; 9. Conon; 10. Dion; 11. Iphicrates; 12. Chabrias; 13. Timotheus; 14. Datames; 15. Epaminondas; 16. Pelopidas; 17. Agesilaus; 18. Eumenes; 19. Phocion; 20. Timoleon; 21. Reges; 22. Hamilcar; 23. Hannibal; 24. Cato; 25 Atticus. (Latin text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis criticorum aliorumque Sacrae Scripturae interpretum et commentatorum , Summo studio & fide adornata (5 volumes)

      Balthasaris Christophori Wustii, Francofurti ad Moenum 1694 - Edition allemande, en latin, de ce monument d'érudition biblique, une synthèse anticonformiste et savante basée sur les travaux antérieurs de 150 exégètes chrétiens et juifs, publiée pour la première fois à Londres, en latin, de 1669 à 1674; victime d'un complot antipapiste ourdi par Titus Oakes et le menaçant de mort, en raison de son opposition déterminée au dogme de l'infaillibilité de l'Eglise catholique romaine, Matthew Poole doit s'enfuir en 1679 de Londres à Amsterdam, où il meurt la même année, probablement empoisonné, cinq lourds volumes in-folio reliés en plein vellum, pièces de titres en peau bordeaux avec titres dorés, tranches bleu foncé, texte sur deux colonnes, Vol.I: Libros omnes à Genesi ad Jobum, liv pp.-2094 colonnes, Vol.II: Libros Jobi, Psalmorum, Proverbiorum, Ecclesiastis, & Cantici Canticorum, iv pp.-1916 colonnes, Vol.III: Prophetas, iv pp.-2078 colonnes - 20 pp. Index Vocum Hebraicarum - 11 pp. Index rerum in tribis primus Voluminibus - 2 pp. Index Scripturarum, Vol.IV: Evangelia & Acta Apostolorum, iv pp.-1542 colonnes, Vol.V: Epistolas Universas & Apocalypsin, iv pp.-1918 colonnes - 12 pp. Index Vocum Graecarum - 16 pp. Index rerum in Quarto & Ultimo Volumine - 3 pp. Index Scripturarum, portrait de Matthew Poole en frontispice du premier volume, avec page de titre bicolore rouge et noir, très bel ensemble complet, en bon état, de cet ouvrage de référence, actuellement en cours de traduction en anglais, pour la première fois, au sein du "Matthew Poole Project" à Londres (Une biographie de Matthew Poole, par Thomas Harley, a été publiée en 2009) . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O636361/monsieur-print-henri-bonnart-ii/. 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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        AMERIKA; America, Nord- und Südamerika, Kupferstich von Mösting bei Cluver 1694, dekorativ koloriert, Mittelpunkt: Mexiko, 21x26 cm

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        Specimen de gemmarum origine & virtutibu. In quo proponuntur & historice illustrantur quaedam conjecturae circa consistentiam materiae lapidum praetiosorum,. Primum Anglice conscriptum. nunc Latine, interprete C(hrist.) S(andius d. J.). Hamburg, G. Schultz / Amsterdam Janssonius à Waesberge 1673. Kl. 8°. 9 Bll., 206 S., mit gest. Frontispiz.- Angeb.: Ders., Tractatus de cosmicis rerum qualitatibus, de cosmicis suspicionibus, de temperie subterranearum regionum, de temperie submarinarum regionum, de fundo maris. Ex Anglica in Latinam linguam conversi. Ebda. 1671. 6 Bll., 60 S., 40 S., 42 S., 64 S., 30 S., 24 S., 2 Bll., 57 S. ("Dissertatio de intestinis motibus"); Angeb.: Ders., Tractatus. Ubi 1. Mira aeris. 2. Observata nova circa duratione

      - I) Fulton, Boyle 98 (nur 2 Ex.) - Weill 10, 52: "All the Latin editions of Boyle, intended for the Continental reader are rare? - vgl. Krivatsy 1694 (Ausg. Genf 1680.- II) Fulton, Boyle 85 (nur 3 Ex.): "It may well be looked upon as one of the important milestones in the history of the theories of chemical combinations? - Weill 27, 45 - vgl. Krivatsy 1689 (Ausg. London 1672.- Erste von 3 od. 4 lat. Ausgaben im Jahr der Erstausgabe.- III) Fulton, Boyle 79 - vgl. Krivatsy 1691 (Ausg. London 1670).- Zweite lat. Ausgabe.- Zu Beginn mit kl. Wurmgang, nur wenig gebräunt od. fleckig, Rücken etw. restauriert. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Father Malebranche's Treatise Concerning the Search after Truth

      Father Malebranche's Treatise Concerning the Search after TruthMALEBRANCHE, Father. TAYLOR, T., [translator]. Father Malebranche's Treatise Concerning the Search after Truth. The Whole Work Compleat. To which is added the author's treatise of Nature and Grace. Being a consequence of the principles contain'd in the search. London: Printed by L. Lichfield, for Thomas Bennet at the Half-Moon, 1694.First edition in English. Folio (12 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 327 x 196 mm). [xiv], 172, 10, 203, [1], 42 pp. Eighteenth-century half brown calf over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering. Front joint cracked but still strong. Some browning throughout (especially to signature Ll). Overall, a very good copy.Malebranche is now recognized as a major figure in the history of philosophy, occupying a crucial place in the Rationalist tradition of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. The Search after Truth is his first, longest and most important work. As a leading Cartesian, Malebranche argued in The Search after Truth (1675) and the Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion (1688) that our ideas provide no direct, certain knowledge of bodies, but that instead we "see all things in god." This divinely ordained occasionalism provided for the apparent regularity of the natural world without appealing to any genuine causal interaction among things. Malebranche's explanation of the imperfection of a divinely-created universe in the Treatise on Nature and Grace (1680) and other theological writings influenced the theodicy of Leibniz.Wing M-317.HBS 66882.$2,000

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        Befestigungsgrundriß, mit Umgebung, rechs unten kleine Umgebungskarte, "Plan de la ville de St. Ya en Piemont .. 1644".

      . Kupferstich n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 44 x 53. Fauser, Nr. 12544.- Oben links die Titelkartusche, unten rechs eine kleine Umgebungskarte: "Carte de Gouuernement de St. Ya". Der Plan und die Karte sind umgeben von einer dek. Barockbordüre. - Zeigt einen Befestigungsplan m. den Truppenstellungen im Jahr 1644, am unteren Rand Darstellung von Soldaten zu Pferde.

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        Traite des maladies des femmes grosses, et de celles qui sont accouchees; Enseignant la bonne & veritable methode pour bien aider les Femmes en leurs accouchemens naturels, & les moyens de remedier a tous ceux qui sont contre nature, & aux indispositions des enfans nouveau-nes: Avec une description tres-exacte de toutes les parties de la Femme qui servent a la generation. Quatrieme edition. [Suivi de:] Observations sur la grossesse et l'accouchement des femmes, et sur leurs maladies & celles des enfans nouveau-nez.

      Paris, Laurent d'Houry, 1694.. 2 in 1 volume. 4to. (12), 555, (24) p.; (8), 572, (12) p. With engraved Portrait as frontispice and 32 (9 full-page) copper engravings, all in the first part. Mid 19th century half calf on 5 raised bands with gilt title on spine; little rubbed, center part of the mabled paper of front cover torn away.. I: Last 17th century edition of the important work on obstetrics. II: First edition of the "Observations sur la grossesse." - Very occasionally little stained , page 249 of second part with ink annotations in margins.

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        Constructions plans et décorations des jardins de France d'Angleterre et d'Allemagne recueil contenant des plans de jardins connus, extrêmement pittoresques, des projets non moins satisfaisans, des élévations de fabriques de tout genre d'architecture Égyptienne, Chinoise, Arabe, Turque, gothique, Grecque, Romaine et Française, des ornemens analogues et des détails essentiels pour l'exécution, avec texte explicatif en trois langues. ... Nouvelle édition. Première [-seconde] partie. Paris, Bance ainé (printed by Ducessois), 1831. 2 parts, each in 12 instalments. Large oblong 4to (25 x 33.5 cm). With an engraved frontispiece and 96 numbered engraved plates in the first part and an engraved frontispiece and 70 engraved plates (numbered 1-96, including 17 double-page and 3 four-page) in the second part. Each instalment in publisher's original boards cover with brown paper, printed in letterpress on the front (with a wide decorative border built up from fleurons), all identical except for the manuscript part and instalment numbers. Later endpapers.

      WorldCat (4 copies, incl. 2 with part 1 only); for the first edition see: BAL 1694; Berlin Kat. 3312a (lacking 1 plate); Brunet III, col. 694; Ganay 168bis (Second part with 12 plates only); Graesse IV, p. 46 (first part only); Springer, Tuinkunst, p. 80, no. 331. Extremely rare complete copy of the second edition of "a very important work for its time" ("Een voor dien tijd zeer belangrijk werk", Springer) of engraved garden designs, by the renowned architect and draughtsman Jean Charles Krafft (1764-1833), with explanations of the plates in French, English and German. The plates illustrate the most beautiful picturesque gardens, landscapes and related designs (including castles, mansions, etc.), in France, England and Germany, including the estate of the Prince of Montelbeliard in Alsace (designed by Jean Baptiste Kleber), the garden and castle of Harnoit in Picardie (by Huvet), the garden of Hôtel de Soubise (by M Jacques Cellerier), the gardens of Schwetzingen Castle, the gardens of Stowe at Buckinghamshire, and the gardens of the castle of the Marquis de Floriment (by Kleber). The designs are primarily form the 18th and 19th century and were designed in various styles including Egyptian, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Gothic, Greec, Roman and French. The series was originally published in 24 monthly instalments in 1809/10 as Plans des plus beaux jardins pittoresques de France, d'Angleterre et d'Allemagne.With contemporary owner's inscription of L. Reijff on each of the boards. The text of instalment 7, part 1, is erroneously bound in instalment 7 of part 2, and the text of the latter is bound after the text of instalment 6, part 2. With some occasional minor foxing and the paper of the bindings with some ears and abrasions. A very good copy of the extremely rare second edition of a collection of engraved gardens designs, in the original publisher's printed boards.

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        Tractatus Varii De Pulicibus, Quorum Primus exhibet Dissertationem Iuridicam Opizii Iocoserii De eo, quod iustum est, circa Spiritus familiares Foeminarum, Hoc est Pulices. Secundus Laudem & defensionem Pulicum, ex Masenii Exercitat. Oratoriis desumptam, Tertius Vituperium & Damnationem illorum, eiusdem Autoris. Et Quartus Flochiam Greiffoldi Knickknakkii ex Floilandia Cortum Versicale de Flois, Swartibus illis Thiericulis, quae omnes fere Menschos Mannos, Weibras, Jungfras &c. Behupffere, & Spitzibus Schnablis stechere & beissere solent.

      (Nürnberg), Utopiae Literis Alphabeticis, (1694).. Mit gefalt. Kupfertafel. 1 Bl., SS. 7 - 166 (so komplett!) Geflammter Lederband d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Rücken-, Decken und Innenkantenfileten. 12°.. VD17 12:647088B; Brunet IV, 708; Graesse VI/2, 183 (datiert auf 1743); Hayn, Floh-Literatur 77; Hayn-Got. VII, 674: "Sehr seltenes Maccaronicum!". - Humorvolles, in juristischer Sprache verfasstes Werk des Marburger Juristen über Flöhe. Das hübsche Kupfer zeigt in drei Szenen verschiedene Damen, die sich kratzen, bzw. Kleidung und Bett von dem Getier säubern. Die Seitenansicht einer Nackten mit "sichtbaren" Flohbissen. - Enthält Werke u. d. T.: Opizii Iocoserii Dissertatio Politica. - Jacobi Masenii Laus & Defensio Pulicum. - Jacobi Masenii Vituperium & Damnatio Pulicum. - Floia Cortum versicale De Flois, Swartibus, Illis Deiriculis ... / Autore Gripholdo Knickknackio. - - - Gelenke etwas wurmspurig, leicht bestoßen. Das Kupfer im schmalen weißen Rand mit kleinen Läsuren.

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        RÉCRÉATIONS MATHÉMATIQUES ET PHYSIQUES, qui contiennent plusieurs problèmes d'Arithmétique, de Géométrie, d'Optique, de Gnomonique, de Cosmographie, de Mécanique, de Pyrotechnie, et de Physique. Avec un Traité nouveau des Horloges Élémentaires.

      1694 - Paris, Jombert, 1694. Deux volumes petit in-8 (132 X 195) veau fauve marbré, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés aux petits fers, large dentelle dorée en queue, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, tomaison dorée, coupes et coiffes filetées, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (16) ff. de titre, préface et table des problèmes, 400 pages, 42/44 planches hors-texte (manquent les planches n°14 et 15) ; Tome II : (8) ff. de titre, préface et table des problèmes, 303 pages, 20 planches hors-texte (n°45 à 64) - (4) ff. de titre, préface et table des chapitres, 163 pages, (1) page d'extrait du privilège du roi, 20 planches hors-texte, (2) ff. de catalogue de la Librairie Jombert. Coiffe supérieure des deux tomes manquante, quelques cernes de mouillure dans la marge de plusieurs feuillets, sans gravité ni altération de la qualité du papier. Ex-libris tampon encré "P. GABENT" sur le premier feuillet blanc des deux tomes. JOINT une copie en fac-similé des deux planches manquantes. ÉDITION ORIGINALE du plus célèbre traité français ancien sur la prestidigitation, les effets spéciaux, la physique amusante et les machines curieuses. Elle comporte 62/64 PLANCHES gravées hors-texte (les planches 14 et 15 manquent, mais une copie en fac-similé de ces planches est jointe à l'exemplaire). L'ouvrage apporte une approche ludique des mathématiques à travers nombre de problèmes distrayants et techniques nouvelles de calcul tels la « multiplication par les doigts ». Elle comporte un "Traité des horloges élémentaires" de Domenico MARTINELLI, une longue dissertation sur les lampes perpétuelles et surtout des « tours de gibecière » (tours de prestidigitation). Le "problème 21" du second tome des "Récréations", «Construire un Carosse, dans lequel on se puisse conduire soi-même là où l'on voudra, sans aucuns Chevaux » décrit un mode de locomotion qui préfigure l'automobile : derrière le conducteur, qui tient dans ses mains les rênes, se tient debout un valet qui actionne avec les pieds deux planches montées sur ressort, donnant ainsi l'impulsion au chariot. (Plantureux, "Ouvrages sur la vanité des sciences, la pluralité des mondes et la passion du jeu", n°103 - "Biographical dictionary of mathematicians", T. IV, pp. 1895-96 - Wikipédia, Article "Jacques Ozanam" de Wikipédia en français). AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE, conservé dans sa reliure en veau de l'époque. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Specimen de gemmarum origine & virtutibu. In quo proponuntur & historice illustrantur quaedam conjecturae circa consistentiam materiae lapidum praetiosorum,... Primum Anglice conscriptum... nunc Latine, interprete C(hrist.) S(andius d. J.). Hamburg, G. Schultz / Amsterdam Janssonius a Waesberge 1673. Kl. 8°. 9 Bll., 206 S., mit gest. Frontispiz.- Angeb.: Ders., Tractatus de cosmicis rerum qualitatibus, de cosmicis suspicionibus, de temperie subterranearum regionum, de temperie submarinarum regionum, de fundo maris. Ex Anglica in Latinam linguam conversi. Ebda. 1671. 6 Bll., 60 S., 40 S., 42 S., 64 S., 30 S., 24 S., 2 Bll., 57 S. ("Dissertatio de intestinis motibus"); Angeb.: Ders., Tractatus. Ubi 1. Mira aeris... 2. Observata nova circa durationem... 3. Experimenta Nova...4: Eiusdem Quantitatis Aerisrarefacti... London, H. Herringman 1671. 71 S., mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette, Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . I) Fulton, Boyle 98 (nur 2 Ex.) - Weill 10, 52: "All the Latin editions of Boyle, intended for the Continental reader are rare" - vgl. Krivatsy 1694 (Ausg. Genf 1680.- II) Fulton, Boyle 85 (nur 3 Ex.): "It may well be looked upon as one of the important milestones in the history of the theories of chemical combinations" - Weill 27, 45 - vgl. Krivatsy 1689 (Ausg. London 1672.- Erste von 3 od. 4 lat. Ausgaben im Jahr der Erstausgabe.- III) Fulton, Boyle 79 - vgl. Krivatsy 1691 (Ausg. London 1670).- Zweite lat. Ausgabe.- Zu Beginn mit kl. Wurmgang, nur wenig gebräunt od. fleckig, Rücken etw. restauriert.

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        Introductio in omnem geographiam veterem ac novam olim studio & opera Johannis Bunonis... in multis passim correctior curante Johanne Reiskio. Wolfenbüttel, Bißmarck für Bunos Erben 1694. 4°. 15 Bll. 608 S., 56 Bll., (Index) mit gest. Titel, 2 (mehrf. gef.) Tabellen, 3 Kupfertafeln und 43 (20 mehrf.) gef. Kupferkarten, blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen.

      . . Sabin 13805.- Cluver war der Begründer der historischen Geographie als selbständige Wissenschaft.- Enthält eine Weltkarte, ferner Karten von Europa, Asien, Afrika, Spanien mit Portugal, Frankreich, Benelux, Schweiz, Großbritanien, Deutschland, Dänemark, Schweden mit Norwegen, Italien, Sizilien, Korsika mit Sardinien, Griechenland, Rußland, Polen, China, Persien, Palästina, Agypten, u.a.- Meist etw. gebräunt od. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. angeschmutzt u. berieben.

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        Gesamtans., "Perpignan. Capitale de Roussillion".

      . Kupferstich ( m. Barockbordüre ) n. Seb. de Pontault de Beaulieu, 1694, 44,5 x 54. Fauser, Nr. 10764. - Dek. Blatt mit einer breiten, von seperater Platte gestochener Bordüre. Ãœber der Ansicht ein großes leeres Portraitmedaillon flankiert von Putten, Girlanden und Draperien, unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von A - Z. - Der Stich ist von 3 Platten gedruckt.

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        Tractatus Varii De Pulicibus, Quorum Primus exhibet Dissertationem Iuridicam Opizii Iocoserii De eo, quod iustum est, circa Spiritus familiares Foeminarum, Hoc est Pulices. Secundus Laudem & defensionem Pulicum, ex Masenii Exercitat. Oratoriis desumptam, Tertius Vituperium & Damnationem illorum, eiusdem Autoris. Et Quartus Flochiam Greiffoldi Knickknakkii ex Floilandia Cortum Versicale de Flois, Swartibus illis Thiericulis, quae omnes fere Menschos Mannos, Weibras, Jungfras &c. Behupffere, & Spitzibus Schnablis stechere & beissere solent

      (Nürnberg), Utopiae Literis Alphabeticis, (1694).. Mit gefalt. Kupfertafel. 1 Bl., SS. 7 - 166 (so komplett!) Geflammter Lederband d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Rücken-, Decken und Innenkantenfileten. 12°. VD17 12:647088B; Brunet IV, 708; Graesse VI/2, 183 (datiert auf 1743); Hayn, Floh-Literatur 77; Hayn-Got. VII, 674: "Sehr seltenes Maccaronicum!". - Humorvolles, in juristischer Sprache verfasstes Werk des Marburger Juristen über Flöhe. Das hübsche Kupfer zeigt in drei Szenen verschiedene Damen, die sich kratzen, bzw. Kleidung und Bett von dem Getier säubern. Die Seitenansicht einer Nackten mit "sichtbaren" Flohbissen. - Enthält Werke u. d. T.: Opizii Iocoserii Dissertatio Politica. - Jacobi Masenii Laus & Defensio Pulicum. - Jacobi Masenii Vituperium & Damnatio Pulicum. - Floia Cortum versicale De Flois, Swartibus, Illis Deiriculis ... / Autore Gripholdo Knickknackio. - - - Gelenke etwas wurmspurig, leicht bestoßen. Das Kupfer im schmalen weißen Rand mit kleinen Läsuren.

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        Opera... editio novissima

      London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694. Octavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text; faint marginal stain; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary armorial bookplate, spine slightly aged, front joint splitting but firm. First appearance of Macrobius in England. The first edition of Macrobius to be printed in England, a fully-indexed "modern" critical version with notes by Pontanus, Meursius and Gronovius, and illustrated with numerous figures including the famous world map (p. 106) showing a massive antipodal southern continent. By the time of this edition, some two centuries after its first appearance in print, the map has become somewhat simplified. Its large southern continent now carries the legend "Perusta inhabitabilis / Temperata

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        An essay on humane understanding. 2nd ed

      London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1694. <p>Locke, John (1632-1704). An essay concerning humane understanding. . . . The second edition, with large additions. Folio. [40], 407, [13, incl. index]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by P. Vanderbanck after Sylvester Brounower. London: Printed for Awnham and John Churchil . . . and Samuel Manship, 1694. 313 x 187 mm. Calf ca. 1694, rebacked, corners a bit worn. Light soiling on preliminary leaves, but very good.</p><p>Second edition, with approximately 50 pages of new material, and the first to include Locke&#39;s name on the title. "Locke is known today primarily as the author of An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. This would have no doubt pleased him. It was the work in which he invested the most effort and on which he staked his reputation" (Attig, p. 40). Locke&#39;s philosophy was founded on psychological principles about the scope, nature and boundaries of human knowledge that limited the data of psychology to the contents of an individual&#39;s consciousness-what happens in the mind when a person sees something, remembers a past event, puzzles over a problem, or experiences a distinct emotion. Mental life could be known, by introspection, for what it was; Locke&#39;s psychology thus was principally a descriptive science without any need for elaborate techniques of analysis. Locke&#39;s philosophy has not only had a profound effect upon philosophical and political thought, but also laid the foundations of modern psychology, dominating the field until well into the nineteenth century.</p><p>The Essay was first published in 1690, but Locke continued to revise it during his lifetime. "Four editions were published during his lifetime . . . To these editions, he added important discussions on liberty and determinism, identity, perception, enthusiasm and the association of ideas" (Attig, p. 41). Attig, Works of John Locke, 229. Wing L-2740. See Garrison-Morton 4967; Printing and the Mind of Man 164. </p>

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        An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. In Four Books. Written by John Locke, Gent. The Second Edition, with large Additions. London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil, and Samuel Manship, 1694.

      - Folio, engraved frontispiece portrait, [xxxix], 407, [11] pp., contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, armorial bookplate of John Banson with underlinings and annotations scattered throughout, later ownership inscription of James Best dated 1799 on pastedown and title-page, worm trace running through lower fore-corner, light browning and waterstaining to the first few leaves, overall a good copy. The important second edition, now with a portrait and Locke's name on the title-page, and 31 leaves of new material. One of about 700 copies printed (Nidditch). Yolton 62B. Wing L2740. 'When Thomas Basset was running out of copies of the first edition in February 1693, he signed a contract with Locke . to pay him ten shillings per sheet for additional materials for a new printing. These additions included an expansion of Book I, Chap. IV; the chapter on power (2.21) was almost entirely new; a new chapter, 'Of Identity and Diversity', was inserted as 2.27 . and a discussion was added to 2.9.8 . Other numerous additions were made throughout, sectional summaries added in the margins, and an analytical index supplied. Locke further had an engraving made from his portrait done by his amanuensis Sylvester Brounower . engraved by P. Vanderbanck [which] served also as the frontispiece to the third and fourth editions. Locke also had the corrections and new material printed up separately for his friends to insert in their copies of the first edition' (Yolton). Provenance: John Banson, LL.D., was Clerk and Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and later (from 1751) Rector of Swanington in Norfolk. The annotations in the copy (presumably by him) cross-reference terms within Locke's Essay and sometimes point outwards to other works including Bacon's Advancement of Learning (1605), John Pearson's Exposition on the Creed (1659), John Wilkins's Of the Principles and Duties of Natural Religion (1675), Samuel Parker's Demonstration of the Divine Authority of the Law of Nature (1681), James Tyrrell's Disquisition of the Law of Nature (1692), William Wotton's Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning (1694), and Tillotson's Works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EIKON BASILIKE DEUTERA. THE POURTRAICTURE OF HIS SACRED MAJESTY KING CHARLES II. With his reasons for turning Roman Catholick; published by K. James. Found in the Strong Box.

      No place or name of printer, 1694.FIRST EDITION 1694, small 8vo, 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, engraved frontispiece of the King, pages: (2), iii - xvi, 320, with errata at foot of final page, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered title, all edges gilt. Small pale damp stain at inner edge of frontispiece and title page, showing faintly intermittently throughout the volume, occasional small pale brown stain, a little spotting to last 50 pages, mostly to top outer corner, last 20 pages foxed and last 6 pages browned, of which 1 has tiny chip to fore - edge and final page has 2 tiny chips to upper margin, browned pages all easily legible. A very good tight copy of a scarce work. First 3 words of title in Greek letters. The frontispiece which is an imitation of the one in Charles I's Eikon Basilike shows the King kneeling before a table covered with a cloth decorated with the fleur - de - lis and on which is a crown and sceptre; above and to his left is a female figure seated on a cloud, possibly one of his mistresses. "This is a malignant attack on Charles II, of unknown authorship, representing him as a Roman Catholic throughout. There are seventy - seven chapters, caricaturing the 'Eikon' and dealing with various episodes in the King's career, some of which have mock prayers at the end". See Madan, A New Bibliography of the Eikon Basilike, page 111, No. 132. Pages 309 - 315 contain two papers, found in the strong box and published in 1686, setting out the King's reasons for turning Roman Catholic. Pages 316 - 320 contain an account of his death signed Jo. Hudleston. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        GEMMAE ET SCULPTURAE ANTIQUAE DEPICTAE... Addita earum enarratione.

      Franeker, Leonard Strik, 1694.SECOND LATIN EDITION PRINTED IN THE NETHERLANDS 1694 (first published in Italian in 1657, in Latin in Rome in 1680 and in Amsterdam in 1685), 2 parts in 1 volume each with title page, that in Part I printed red and black, PART I LACKS ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE (not called for in Part II), small 4to, approximately 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, 269 engraved plates: engraved portrait of Agostini as frontispiece, 217 plates in Part I numbered 1 - 3 and 1 - 214, 51 plates in Part II numbered 1 - 51, pages: [36], 83, [1]; [12], 71, [1], divisional half - title present in each part, bound in full contemporary vellum, early hand lettering to spine. HENRY BLACKMER COPY WITH HIS LABEL ON FRONT PASTEDOWN. Vellum lightly soiled, slightly darkened on spine, front inner hinge cracked, faint foxing to margins of portrait, prelim pages lightly age - browned, 2 prelim leaves in Part II lightly browned, otherwise text clean and bright, faint foxing to outer margins of a few plates. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking additional engraved title as noted). See Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume I, No. 32 which collates exactly as our volume except that the signatures are slightly different. The work consists of "engraved gem illustrations mostly taken from the antique ... with annotations by Giovanni Bellori, the noted Italian antiquary... the text is little more than a factual explanation of the objects depicted, but the engravings are remarkable for 'relatively little detail' but done in a 'clever, fresh buoyant manner'" (Sinkankas quoting C. W. King, Antique Gems and Rings). The designs in Part I are mainly portraits of one kind or another plus some of animals, the designs in Part II are of gods, heroes and philosophers in various poses and activities plus some animals. All the plates have a title at the top and below the name of the gem on which they are carved (cristallo, onice, lapis lazzali etc). The designs are by Agostini and the engravings by Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi. Agostini (1593 - 1669) was born near Sienna and served as antiquary to Francesco Cardinal Barberini. He was appointed by Pope Alexander VII as superintendent of antiquities in the Papal States, and he directed in Rome the excavations of the Forum and of thermae near the church of San Lorenzo in Panisperna. FROM THE FAMOUS COLLECTION OF HENRY BLACKMER. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DES DROGUES, traitant des Plantes, des Animaux & des Mineraux

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Loyson, & Augustin Pillon, et Estienne Ducastin, 1694.Ouvrage enrichy de plus de quatre cent figures en taille - douce tirees d'apres nature; avec un discours qui explique leurs differens noms, les pays d'ou elles viennent, la maniere de connoitre les veritables d'avec les falsifiees, & leurs proprietez, ou l'on decouvre l'erreur des Anciens & des Modernes; le tout tres utile au public. FIRST EDITION, EDITION ORIGINALE, French text, 1694. Folio, approximately 405 x 245 mm, 15¾ x 9¾ inches, portrait frontispiece by A. le Clerc le Jeune, more than 400 engravings in the text of plants, animals and some of production methods for commodities such as tobacco or indigo, pictorial head - and tailpieces and some decorated initials, title page printed red and black, complete with half - title, pages: [12], 16, 304 (i.e. 336); 108; 116, [38], as in all copies after page 232 in the first part there are 32 pages numbered I to XXXII, followed by page 233, bound in full antique panelled calf with blind tooled decoration, rebacked with raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Covers rubbed, scuffed and scratched with some staining to lower cover, small repairs to corners, fore - edge margin on portrait slightly trimmed, a few pages lightly browned or faintly foxed, 2 pages browned all over, no loss of legibility, small piece missing from 2 lower corners, another lower corner with old paper repair and pale damp stain, no loss of text, a closed tear in blank area on 1 page just affecting image, repaired invisibly with no loss of image, another to a lower margin with old paper repair, small ink cross in 1 margin, 2 neat ink notes in margin of index, otherwise contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition. Pierre Pomet (1658 - 1699) was a French pharmacologist, chemist and botanist who became chief supplier of drugs to Louis XIV. After his apprenticeship he travelled widely in Europe collecting botanical, mineral and medicinal samples and on his return opened a shop selling drugs. He was asked to give lectures at the Jardin des Plantes on the preparation of his products and he issued regular catalogues of them. This work was translated into English and German. Part I deals with botanical medicine and most of the illustrations are of plants but there are some interesting and unusual plates: curing tobacco, manufacturing sugar, processing indigo. Part II is on animals and their uses in medicine with interesting plates of unicorns, whales, rhinoceros and elephant, silk manufacture, bee - keeping, packing tuna into barrels. Part II opens with a long piece on the Egyptians and in particular on Mummies with an interesting plate. Part III is on fossils and minerals including gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper, vitriol, lead, antimony, arsenic, sulphur and precious stones. See: Garrison - Morton, A Medical Bibliography, 1827.1 : "The most complete materia medica of the time"; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, No. 9136; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume IV, page 411. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Plan de La Ville de Roses en Catalogne, Asiegée le 2e d'Avril par Les Armées du Roy Tres Chre.s, Comandees par le Maréchal du Plessis Praslain, Rendue a l'Obeissance du Roy, le 29e May Ensuivant 1645.

      1694 - Paris, c. 1694. 415 x 533mm. A plan of the siege of Roses in Girona by the French forces, during the Catalan Revolt of 1645, in which Catalonia sided with France against Castilian-dominated Spain. It was not until the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) that control of Catalonia was restored to Spain. With an inset of the town and its defences in the top left hand corner together with an explanatory table, and an inset map of the location of Roses in the lower left hand corner. With a company of footsoldiers and mounted cavalry in the foreground. From Beaulieu's atlas 'Les Glorieuses Conquestes de Louis le Grand'.

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        ACTA ERUDITORUM MDCXCIV.

      Leipzig, apud Joh. Grossii haeredes & Joh. Thom. Fritschium, typis Christiani Goezii, 1694.Containing a full year's issues from January to December 1694, Latin text with some titles in French, German or Italian, full list of authors at the end entered under specialisms such as mathematics or medicine, plus index of topics treated. 1694, small 4to, approximately 210 x 165 mm, 8¼ x 6¼ inches, 11 plates numbered I - XI in the first 10 months, 2 for July, 8 folding, pages: (2), 346, 345 - 392, 313 - 518, pagination somewhat erratic but collated and guaranteed complete, the jump from 392 to 313 is mentioned in the index, bound in full contemporary vellum, remains of hand lettered title to spine. Vellum slightly marked and slightly spotted, lower corners just slightly bumped, some early ink inscriptions on the endpapers with the signature of William Spence plus a mention of having left Glasgow in 1795, which points to the Scottish mathematician of that name (1777 - 1815), further signatures of Spence on second endpaper which also bears his library stamp (W S No: 8), and on reverse of title page with some show through, on rear endpaper Spence has written "Isaac Newton Eques Auratus", front endpapers slightly spotted, a couple of ink spots on title page, age - browning to pages, heavy in some places but all still easily legible, ink spot to 2 inner margins. Binding tight and firm. A good complete copy. Acta Eruditorum was the first scientific journal of the German lands, founded in 1682 in Leipzig by Otto Mencke and patterned after the French Journal des savants and Italian Giornale de' letterati. It contained excerpts from new writings, reviews, small essays and notes. Most of them were devoted to the natural sciences and mathematics and many eminent scientists published there including Newton and Bernoulli. There were also contributions by physicians, architects, geographers, historians, humanists, philosophers and theologians. In this volume there are articles on or by Johann Bernoulli, Jacob Bernoulli, Robert Boyle, Giovanni Ciampini, Augustin Charles Daviler, Christiaan Huygens, Leibniz, Ozanam, Francis Bacon, and many others. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Myotomia reformata: Or, a new administration of all the muscles of humane bodies

      London: Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1694. First edition. </p>Cowper, William (1666-1709). Myotomia reformata. . . . 8vo. [24], 280pp. 10 folding engraved plates. London: Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford, 1694. 192 x 111 mm. Paneled calf c. 1694, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Minor foxing & staining. </p><p>First Edition. The original octavo version of Cowper&#39;s anatomy of the muscles. Cowper produced the most significant anatomy of the muscles since the Renaissance; he was particularly concerned with correcting the English writers Molins and Browne then in vogue. After the publication of the 1694 edition, Cowper worked until his death on an enlarged version, which was published posthumously in 1724 as a sumptuous folio atlas with 66 plates (some after Rubens and Raphael). Russell 209. Wing C 6700. </p>

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        Opera? editio novissima?

      T. Dring & C. Harper, London 1694 - Octavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text; faint marginal stain; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary armorial bookplate, spine slightly aged, front joint splitting but firm. First appearance of Macrobius in England. The first edition of Macrobius to be printed in England, a fully-indexed "modern" critical version with notes by Pontanus, Meursius and Gronovius, and illustrated with numerous figures including the famous world map (p. 106) showing a massive antipodal southern continent. By the time of this edition, some two centuries after its first appearance in print, the map has become somewhat simplified. Its large southern continent now carries the legend "Perusta inhabitabilis / Temperata" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Mapp of the Kingdome of England Representing the Princedome of Wales, and other Provinces, Cities, Market Towns, with the Roads from Town to Town. And the Number of reputed Miles between them, are given by Inspection without Scale or Compass. Printed and given out by Nicolas Visscher upon the Dam at the signe of the Fischer. and are to be sold by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate.

      1694 - Amsterdam, c.1694. 570 x 500mm. Trimmed close to neatline, laid on contemporary paper as originally issued. A callaboration between publishers in Amsterdam and London. A detailed map of England and Wales criss-crossed by straight lines representing roads. This state, about ten years after the first, is identified by the dedication to William III under the elaborate title cartouche supported by putti and surmounted with the Royal Arms. Shirley "British Isles" Visscher 2 , State 4 of 5.

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        Euripidis quae extant omnia: Tragoediae nempe XX, praeter ultimam, omnes completae: Item fragmanta aliarum plusquam LX tragoediarum; et Epistolae V...Opera & studio Josuae Barnes. (2 parts in 1 vol.)

      Hayes Cambridge 1694. Leather [8], lvi, 330; [2], 529, [43 ] S. Guter Zustand/ Good, Folio. Greek and Latin text. Two engraved half titles, showing a portrait of Josuae Barnes and Euripides. Bound in contemporary vellum. Front hinge splitted and binding slightly loosened, boards slightly soiled, endpapers show wear.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        An Inventory of the Estate of John Cant (17th-century Handwritten Document Signed)

      Virginia: Edwin Thacker, 1694. Virginia: Edwin Thacker, 1694. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Virginiana, Autographed Document) DUDLEY, Robert, John Smith, and Edwin Thacker. An inventory of the Estate of John Cant. A handsome historical 17th-century Virginia manuscript document, laid paper with watermark (post horn), one page. Measures 15.5 x 6.25 inches. Some wear to edges and fold. A few small holes and tearsâ&#128;&#148;some appear to be caused by the ink. Good to Very Good condition overall considering the documentâ&#128;&#153;s age. <br><br> The inventory begins â&#128;&#156;An Inventory of all the Goods and Chatles[sic] of the Estate of m John Cant, takne by us this first day of June 1694: Negroe Sam, negroe Sambo, negroe Jak, negroe Tom, negroe Robin, negroe George, in all six - - Negroe Ann, negroe Hosgar, negroe Kugg: all three women. One English lad named Robert Brown six years.â&#128;&#157; The inventory also list other items such as feather beds, leather chairs, new looking glass, dishes, iron pots, horses, cattle, etc. Signed at bottom by Robert Dudley, John Smith, and Edwin Thacker <br><br> John Cant, son of Major David Cant, was a member of the House of Burgesses from Middlesex County in 1692. <br><br> Robert Dudley was a major of the militia in Middlesex County and one of the justices. From 1685-1697, he also served as one of the burgesses for the county. <br><br> John Smith was a major in 1665, lieutenant-colonel before 1674, and served as a burgess from Gloucester County 1685-86, 1688, and 1691-92. <br><br> Edwin Thacker was a burgess for Middlesex county at the assemblies of 1700-1702 and 1703-1705.

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        Godefridi Bidloo... Dissertatio de Antiquitate Anatomes, Habita in Auditorio Magno, Cum Anatomicam Professurus, in Alma Academia Batava Inauguretur

      Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] Abrahamum Elzevier 1694. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed. Some spotting and light browning. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. with minimal marking. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down First Edition Leather backed board cover 330mm x 220mm (13" x 9"). 26pp. Title page vignette and end piece vignette. Heraldic book-plate of Corn. Henr: A Roy. Medicinae Doctor.

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Die Fürst. Statt Stuetgart".

      . Kupferstich v. Merian aus Archontologia, 1694, 20,8 x 32,5.

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        A Paraphrase in English on the Following of Christ. Written Originaly in Latine, By Thomas a Kempis

      N.P. [London], 1694. N.P. [London]. Hardcover. B00KK5MDTQ 1694 unknown publisher (London), 4 5/8 x 7 inches tall hardbound, marbled paper-covered boards over red leather spine and tips, gilt lettering to spine, yellow endpapers, [32], 234, [6] pp. Covers rubbed and edgeworn, especially along spine and at tips. Title page, which was replaced by facsimile some time ago, has darkened a bit (see images), but the book is otherwise complete. Some pages have moderate age-toning or foxing, especially the end of the prefatory material which precedes the main text and the first part of Book 1 of the Imitation. Age-toning to outer margins of other pages. Blank endpapers refreshed when last rebound. Otherwise, apart from minor soiling, a good copy of this extremely rare edition. ESTC records only four copies worldwide: two in England (at the British Library and Oxford&#39;s Bodleian Library) and two in America (at the Folger Shakespeare and Yale&#39;s Beinecke Library). The first English metrical (poetic) translation of Thomas Kempis&#39; Imitatio Christi (Imitation of Christ), an anonymous translation whose London printer is also unknown. References: Wing (2nd ed.), T957B; ESTC No. R219705; Copinger, 54. Contains: Title page; 32 unnumbered pages by the anonymous translator, with his &#39;Epistle to the Reader,&#39; a poem in both Latin and English and a one-page Errata; 234 numbered pages with his metrical version of the Imitation; and finally a six-page table of contents. In his &#39;Epistle,&#39; the translator says, &#39;Here Reader thou hast Thomas a Kempis in a new dress, his work cobled into Rime, I will not say Translated into verse unless I were more confident of the Translator&#39;s Poetry.&#39; The Imitation of Christ was written (or at a minimum, transcribed) by Catholic monk Thomas Kempis (circa 1380-1471), as four separate books completed between 1420 and 1427, at Mount Saint Agnes monastery, in the town of Windesheim, located in what is now the Netherlands. He wrote these works for the instruction of novices of his Augustinian monastic order, followers of Geert Groote&#39;s Brethren of the Common Life. But the writings quickly became popular among all the literate faithful. They were copied together in one manuscript as early as 1427, by Kempis, and copied (and later printed) together fairly consistently thereafter. Soon after hand-copied versions of the Imitatio Christi initially appeared, the printing press was invented, and it was among the first books after the Bible to be printed. There is probably no other book other than the Bible which has been printed in so many editions and translations. In the past six hundred years, the work has been translated from Kempis&#39; medieval Latin into nearly every language in the world. . Fair. 1694.

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        Kurtzer Bericht von der solennen Inauguration, der von Sr. Chur-Fürstl. Durchlauchtigkeit zu Brandenburg gestiffteten Friderichs-Universität, darinnen so wohl der prächtige Einzug Seiner Chur-Fürstlichen Durchlauchtigkeit, als alle andere Ceremonien, so darbey vorgangen sind, beschrieben werden.

      [Wohl Halle], 1694.. 32 SS. Marmorierter Pappband. 4to.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung des Einzugs des Kurfürsten von Brandenburg, Friedrich III. (später König Friedrich I. in Preußen), in Halle am 30. Juni 1694, und der Einweihungsfeier der neugegründeten Universität am Folgetag. - Da die Hallenser Ritterakademie den Bedürfnissen der aufstrebenden Stadt nicht mehr genügte, sollte auf Friedrichs Wunsch im südlichen Herzogtum Magdeburg eine neue Universität entstehen. Nach längerem Hintertreiben dieser Pläne an den Höfen von Wien und Dresden weihte Kaiser Leopold I. die "alma mater Hallensis" am 1. Juli 1694 ein. Die herausragenden an der Gründung beteiligten Gelehrten waren der Rechtsgelehrte und Philosoph Christian Thomasius (gleichzeitig erster Prorektor der Universität) und der Philosoph Christian Wolff. - "Erscheinungsjahr wurde überdruckt von 1684 auf 1694" (VD 17). Am Titel zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "Joh. Oelreich" (d. i. womöglich der schwedische Philologe Johannes Oelreich, der 1677 in Wittenberg eine Dissertation über die jüdischen Orakelsteine Urim und Thummim vorlegte). - VD 17, 3:300965Q.

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        Opera omnia cum novo eoque insigni augmento tractatuum hactenus ineditorum... opera S. J. Arnoldi.

      Kopenhagen, Götze (in Leipzig) für Erythropel, 1694.. Folio, circa 34,5 x 25 cm. 9 Bll., 1584 (recte 1586) Spalten, 24 Bl., Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette Pergament d. Zt.. STC B 42; Gibson 243. Umfangreichste Werkausgabe. Enthält eine Vita Bacons und sodann: De dignitate et augmentis scientiarum, Novum organum, Historia ventorum, Historia vitae et mortis, Scripta in naturali et universali philosophia, Sylva sylvarum, Sermones fideles, De sapientia veterum, Apologia etc.. - Etwas gebräunt, nur wenig fleckig und berieben. Insgesamt schön.

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        The Vanity of Arts and Sciences

      Printed by R. Everingham for R. Bentley at the Post-House in Covent-garden, and Dan. Brown at the Bible without Temple-Bar, London 1694 - 368pp. Heraldic book-plate of Geo. Rose Esq 'Constant and True.'. 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account Of Denmark, As It was in the Year MDCXCII.

      . London 1694. Sm. 8vo. (24) + 172 pp. Later full speckled calf, spine with five raised bands. Last page with tear at edges slightly affecting text. Anonymously published. This edition has Roman numeral date in title; another edition has Arabic date. Rare pirate edition. * English diplomat and author. Born 1656, died 1725.<br>From 1689 to 1692, Molesworth was emissary from the Court of St. James to the court of the King of Denmark - a task at which he was not particularly successful, making himself unpopular among the leading notables of the Danish court (due to ideological as well as personal disagreements - but also due to the ambiguous foreign policy that Denmark was pursuing in this period).<br>In 1694, Molesworth published the book An Account of Denmark as it was in the Year 1692. The book was extremely critical of Danish absolutism, and of the perceived tyranny under which both the Danish army, church and general populace suffered.<br>An Account of Denmark emphasised the values of the English electoral system as an attractive alternative to absolutism, and was thus a Whig political tract, which indirectly influenced later American ideas on independence.<br>Molesworth's book was published in several editions, and in a number of languages. Several opposing tracts were published, with financial support from the Danish government..

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        Observationes Juris Practicae Ex Decisionibus Electoralibus Saxonicis Casuum Juris Dubiorum Anno 1661 promulgatis. collectae,ac praemisso cujusvis Decisionis Textu Germanico & Latino, Celebriorum Dicasteriorum praejudiciis exornatae....

      Lipsiae (1). Joh.Grossii Vidua & Haeredes,per Christianum Goez., 1694.. 4 in 1, 8°. 20,8 x 17,5 cm. 16 Bl.,1176,80 Bl.(1) Seiten, 5 durchgezogene Bünde, Hardcover in Pergament,. In gutem Zustand. Einband gering fleckig, Vorsätze leicht angeschmutzt, sonst von vorzüglicher Erhaltung. (1) Titel weiter: ...Studio at queOpera Johannis Philippi, J.U.D....,Editio Secunda Priori Correctior (2): Rerum in SSeren. Ducum Saxoniae Dicasteriis Jenensibus Decisarum, Centuriae Quinque: ex Regestis & Cura Praesidis Eorundem Ordinarii, DN. Nicolai Christophori de Lyncker, Consilarii Status Ducalis Sax. Vinariens.Intimi., Jenae, Apud Joh. Bielckium, Bibliopol. Literis Wertherianis, CICDCC (1700) 15 Bl.,328 S.,47 Bl., (3): Rerum in SSeren Ducum Saxoniae Dicasteriis Jenensibus Decisarum, Pars Altera Sive Centuria VI. VII. IIX. IX. X. ex Regestis & Cura Praesidis Eorundem Ordinarii, DN. Nicolai Christophori L.B. De Lyncker, Consilarii Status Ducalis Saxo Vinariensis Intimi, Jenae, Apud Joh. Bielckium, Bibliopol.Literis Wertherianis, CICDCCI (1701) 16 Bl.,496 S.,48 Bl. (4): Johannis Burchardi Rosleri, Serenissimi Ducis Saxo-Coburgici Consilarii intimi & Cancellarii Decisiones, Quibus Jus Successionis Hereditariae, Tam Regulare ex Testamento et Abintestato, Quam Anomalum ex Pacto in Usum Fori Luci Exponitur, & Responsis Prudentum Firmatur Francofurti, Impensis Pauli Güntheri Pfotenhauers/ Bibliop., Coburg, Anno MDCXCIX (1699) 16 Bl.,359 S.,13 Bl. u. eine Seite. zweisprachig, deutsch /Latein.

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        Gemmae Et Sculpturae Antiquae Depictae.Addita Earum Enarratione

      Franeker, Leonard Strik.Second Latin Ed. Printed In Netherlands 1694 - GEMMAE ET SCULPTURAE ANTIQUAE DEPICTAE. Addita earum enarratione by AGOSTINI, LEONARDO (AUGUSTINO). Translated into Latin from Italian by Jacob Groenhoven. Franeker, Leonard Strik, 1694. SECOND LATIN EDITION PRINTED IN THE NETHERLANDS 1694 (first published in Italian in 1657, in Latin in Rome in 1680 and in Amsterdam in 1685), 2 parts in 1 volume each with title page, that in Part I printed red and black, PART I ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE (apparently as published although the only other description I found indicated(presumeably incorrectly)that there was a second title pg.) , small 4to, approximately 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, 269 engraved plates: engraved portrait of Agostini as frontispiece, 217 plates in Part I numbered 1-3 and 1-214, 51 plates in Part II numbered 1-51, pages: [36], 83, [1]; [12], 71, [1], divisional half-title present in each part, bound in full contemporary vellum, early hand lettering to spine. HENRY BLACKMER COPY WITH HIS LABEL ON FRONT PASTEDOWN. Vellum lightly soiled, slightly darkened on spine,prelim pages lightly age-browned,otherwise text and vast majority of plates clean and bright, faint foxing to outer margins of a few plates. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. See Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume I, No. 32 which collates exactly as our volume except that the signatures are slightly different. The work consists of "engraved gem illustrations mostly taken from the antique . with annotations by Giovanni Bellori, the noted Italian antiquary. the text is little more than a factual explanation of the objects depicted, but the engravings are remarkable for 'relatively little detail' but done in a 'clever, fresh buoyant manner'" (Sinkankas quoting C. W. King, Antique Gems and Rings). The designs in Part I are mainly portraits of one kind or another plus some of animals, the designs in Part II are of gods, heroes and philosophers in various poses and activities plus some animals. All the plates have a title at the top and below the name of the gem on which they are carved (cristallo,lapis lazzali etc). The designs are by Agostini and the engravings by Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi. Agostini (1593-1669) was born near Sienna and served as antiquary to Francesco Cardinal Barberini. He was appointed by Pope Alexander VII as superintendent of antiquities in the Papal States, and he directed in Rome the excavations of the Forum and of thermae near the church of San Lorenzo in Panisperna. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WELTKARTE - Typus Orbis Terrarum, kolorierter Kupferstich von Philipp Cluver 1694, zeigt die klassische Form der östlichen und westlichen Halbkugeln, 16x30 cm

      . WELTKARTE - Typus Orbis Terrarum, kolorierter Kupferstich von Philipp Cluver 1694, zeigt die klassische Form der östlichen und westlichen Halbkugeln, 16x30 cm.

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        Récréations Mathématiques et Physiques, qui contiennent plusieurs Problèmes d'Arithmétique, de Géométrie, de Musique, d'Optique, de Gnomonique, de Cosmographie, de Mécanique, de Pyrotechnie, et de Physique. Avec un Traité nouveau des Horloges Élémentaires.

      A Paris, chez Jean Jombert, 1694. - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-8. 16ff. 400pp. + 8ff. 303pp. 64 planches hors-texte. 4ff. 163pp. 20 planches hors-texte. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, la coiffe manque au second volume). Edition Originale rare de ce célèbre ouvrage de récréations mathématiques et de physique amusante, pionnier en son genre, par le mathématicien français Jacques Ozanam. "In short, his contribution consisted of popular treatises and reference works on 'useful and practical mathematics', and an extremely popular work on mathematical recreations, the latter had by far the more lasting impact. Ozanam's Récréations may be regarded as the forerunner of modern books on mathematical recreations. He drew heavily on the works of Bachet de Méziriac, Mydorge, Leurechon, and Daniel Schwenter" (D.S.B.). Enrichi d'un traité d'horlogerie, l'ouvrage contient 84 gravures sur cuivre hors-texte représentant des systèmes mécaniques, des machines et des instruments. Ex-libris manuscrits raturés sur les titres. Bon exemplaire. D.S.B., X, p. 264. Quérard, VI, p. 536: "Cet ouvrage curieux, beaucoup plus ample que ceux qui avaient déjà paru sous le même titre, contient la solution d'une foule de problèmes d'arithmétique, de géométrie, d'optique, de gnomonique, de mécanique On y trouve encore un traité des Horloges Elémentaires traduit de l'italien (de Dominique Martinelli) etc.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 aus dem

      Französischen in das Hochteutsche übersetzet Auch mit einem absonderlichen Curieusen Tractat Matthiä Willen Von der Wünschelruthe vermehret. Nürnberg. Verlag Andreas Otto, 1694, erste deutsche Ausgabe. 8° ( 12 ) 530 S. mit gest. Frontispiz u. 24 Kupfertafeln, Buchschmuck. Leder der Zeit mit 2 intakten Schließen. Leder abgegriffen, teils brüchig, an Rückenkanten leicht gerissen, blindgedruckt auf Deckel "1786 ), evtl. Bindung aus dieser Zeit. sehr feste Bindung. Innen Deckblatt rechts unten mit Eckenabriss, leicht fleckig, ab u. zu mit Unterstreichungen, hinten mehr Unterstreichungen u. Randanmerkungen. Seiten u. Kupfer meist aber nach innen zu recht sauber.. 14

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