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        DE RE POETICA: OR, REMARKS UPON POETRY. WITH CHARACTERS AND CENSURES OF THE MOST CONSIDERABLE POETS, WHETHER ANCIENT OR MODERN

      Printed by Ric. Everingham for R. Bently London: Printed by Ric. Everingham, for R. Bently, 1694. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 203 x 159 mm (8 x 6 1/4"). 6 p.l., 129, [3] pp.; 248 pp. Two parts in one volume. FIRST EDITION. Really excellent contemporary dark sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central fleuron and filigree cornerpieces, gilt titling (portions of the joints apparently repaired with great skill). Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of "Rolle" (see below). Lowndes I, 221; Wing B-3347. Short crack at top of rear joint, front board just slightly tending to splay, minor wear to corners and covers, but the attractive period binding entirely solid and generally very well preserved. Most of the rear free endpaper torn away, isolated rust spots and marginal stains, but VERY FINE INTERNALLY, the text unusually clean and fresh and printed within ample margins. This is a beautiful copy, with important provenance, of a survey of various poetic forms, coupled with short biographies of major ancient and modern poets. Politician and writer Thomas Blount (1649-97) begins by discussing things a poet should or should not do: he must keep his "wit and Fancy" within bounds, while still displaying a sense of humor; he should write about love but avoid "obscenity"; he should not be addicted to flattery. These admonitions are followed by an examination of various forms of poetry, from epics, elegies, and odes to burlesques, lampoons, and farces. The second half of the work, "Characters and Censures," contains 67 short biographies and critical evaluations of poets from Aeschylus to Shakespeare. The book relies heavily on prior scholarly works: Blount quotes Dryden so extensively that Macdonald includes the book in his Dryden bibliography, noting that it "is a laborious compilation of other people's opinions." Blount must, however, be given credit for citing his sources (as opposed to silently pilfering their words and ideas) and for weaving the writings of others into a very readable narrative. His article on Shakespeare is particularly valuable as a synopsis of 17th century opinion on the merits of that author, whose place in the literary pantheon was not yet secure. Our previous owner is almost certainly John, Baron Rolle (1751-1842), whose collection was described in a "Catalogue of the Library [of Lord Rolle] at Bicton House, Devon," published in 1850. Although a dedicated career politician and noted philanthropist, Rolle is best remembered as the aging peer who tripped and fell down the steps when approaching Victoria's throne at her coronation. The new queen inspired both admiration and affection by rising from her seat and walking down the steps to allow the elderly Rolle to pay his homage. More important from a bibliophilic perspective, books with the "Rolle" bookplate are renowned for being remarkably well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Dictionnaire etymologique ou origines de la langue francoise. Nouvelle edition revue & augmentee par l'auteur. Aves les origines francoises de Mr. de Caseneuve: un discours sur la science des etymologies, par le P. Besnier.

      Jean Anisson, Paris 1694 - Second edition, folio, pp. [112], 740, [12], 100, [2]; Caseneuve's Les Origines Francoise with separately printed title-p. and prelims; full contemporary calf, gilt spine; joints starting, top and bottom of spine chipped, internally clean, binding sound. First published in 1650 in 4to, and enlarged to folio in 1694. Menage (1613-1692), "a man of vast erudition and keen intuition," was one of the few in his day who had first hand knowledge of Old French and the early stages of other Romance languages (which he had gleaned from his studies of law and early legal documents) and was uniquely qualified to carry out such an etymological undertaking. But his sarcasm lead to his expulsion from the French Academy; he had many enemies and "suffered under the satire of Moliere and Boileau" (see Holmes, History of the French Language, 1938, p. 90; and Ency. Brit., 11th ed). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Righteousness of God through Faith upon All without Difference who believe. In Two Sermons on Romans 3. 22

      London: Printed for Nathanael Hiller,, 1694. first edition; [4], 76 pp.; text age toned with an overall damp pucker but little and light damp staining, extraction roughness at spine of self wrappers, good; Wing M1265. Photos available upon request.

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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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        Nouvelle relation, contenant les voyages de Thomas Gage dans la Nouvelle Espagne, ses diverses avantures, & son retour par la province de Nicaragua, jusques a la Havane : avec la description de la ville de Mexique telle qu'elle estoit autrefois, & comme elle est a present : ensemble une description exacte des terres & provinces que possedent les espagnols en toute l'Amerique, de la forme de leur gouvernement ecclesiastique & politique, de leur commerce, de leurs moeurs, & de celles des criolles, des metifs, des mulatres, des Indiens, & des negres (2 volume set)

      Amsterdam : Paul Marret 1694 - 2 volume set. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with original spine laid on. Generally sound internally; with clean, white, unmarked pages. Collated. 4 fold out maps + 12 folding plates of Latin American cities or provinces, and 2 frontispieces. 18 plates total. An important and influential book on early European travel and settlement of Spanish America. Gage was an English traveler, missionary, and member of the Dominican order. He traveled throughout the Spanish New World and lived in Guatemala. After suffering a crisis of faith, he renounced his Catholic religion and returned to Cromwellian England. He published his ?English-American; or New Survey of the West India's in 1648. His account of the richness and weakness of the Spanish possessions helped inspire the English conquest of Jamaica and attempted conquest of Hispaniola under General Robert Venable and Sir William Penn's expedition. Gage was Venable?s chaplain on the expedition and died in the State?s service in Jamaica, 1656. Ref: DNB00. The translator is said to have been Adrien Baillet.--Sabin 26303. Sabkin 26308; Palau 96485; Hill 665; Alden/Landis 694/71 & 695/80 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        OPERA

      1694. Fine. 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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        OPERA OMNIA IN TRES TOMOS DISTRIBUTA,

      SUMPTIBUS SOCIETATIS, VENETIIS 1694 - In 4. Dim. 33,5x23,5 cm. Pp. (20)+771+(76), (8)+697+(59), (16)+380+(28). Peso Kg. 5,600. Bella edizione del 1694 di questa Opera omnia del celebre giurista milanese e teologo Martino Bonacina (1585-1631). Bonacina insegnò diritto canonico e civile e le sue opere ebbero il compito di divulgare principi e decreti dogmatici emersi dal Concilio di Trento. L'opera è formata da tre tomi ed è completa. All'interno i celebri trattati "De Sacramentis", "De matrimonio", "De censuris" (assoluzione della censura, scomunica, scomunica dalle eresie, sospensione, interdizione, irregolarità casuate dai delitti e omicidi), "De horis canonicis", "De clausura", De Simonia", "Tractatus de legibus, peccatis et praecepti decalogi" (privilegi, dispensazioni, peccati, superstizione, sacrilegio, blasfemia, contratti, fideiussione, pignoramento, feudo, testamenti, successioni), "De censura" (scomuniche, sospensioni, interdizioni). Ampie parti dedicate alle scomuniche e alle censure con relative tabelle. Bellissima legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con bella vignetta entro cornice figurata: Minerva con elmo, lancia e scudo cavalca un leone Antiche note manoscritte all'interno. Grandi dimensioni. Colalzionata e risultata completa. Copertina in piena pergamena a cinque nervi con titolo manoscritto al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture, qualche gora d'umidità marginale e bruniture. Alcuni strappi: al margine superiore di pag. 181 del tomo secondo con lieve perdita di testo, orizzontale a pag. 301 del tomo terzo con piccola perdita di testo. Piccolo segno di tarlo al margine destro delle prime 14 carte del tomo terzo senza perdita di testo. Beautiful edition of 1694 of this Opera omnia of the famous jurist and theologist from Milan Martino Bonacina (1585-1631). Bonacina teacjed church and civil right and his works had the duty to spread dogmatic principles and decrees from the COuncil of Trento. the work is made up of three tomes and it is complete. Isndie the famous treaties "De Sacramentis", "De matrimonio", "De censuris" (absolution of censorship, scommunication, scommunication of heresies, suspension, interdition, irregularities caused by murders), "De horis canonicis", "De clausura", De Simonia", "Tractatus de legibus, peccatis et praecepti decalogi" (priviledges, dispensations, pities, superstitions, blasphemy, contracts, fideiussione, testaments, successions), "De censura" (scomunications, suspensions, interditions). Wide parts dedicated to scomunications and censorships with charts. Very beautiful full parchment coeval cover with manuscripted title in the spine. REd and black title pages with vignette in figurated frame: Minerva with elm and lanch in a lion. Ancient manuscripted notes inside. Of big size. Collationed complete work. Full parchment coeval cover with five nerfs and manuscripted title in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings, humidity stains in the edges and yellowings. Some tears: in the upper edge of pag. 181 of second tome with slight loss of text, horizontal tear in pag. 301 of third tome with slight loss of text. Slight worming in the right edge of the first 14 pages of third tome with no loss of text.

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        Eikon Basilke Deutera, The Portraicture Of His Sacred Majesty King Charles II

      London: King James, 1694 Book. Fair. Full-Leather. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Excuse the length of the following listing. It will be given in 2 sections, first the full title and prior owner's notes including citation/points, lastly structure. Title page continues, "With his Reasons for turning Roman Catholick; published by K. James. Found in the Strong Box. Printed in the Year MDCXCIV." Owner notes on loose browned paper, "Port, 12mo, old calf, (London) 1694. Nice copy of this scarce work. The famous portrait of King Charles knelling (sic, kneeling), of which it is said 'he is worshipping his Mistress Nellie Gwynn in a cloud above him, instead of his maker.' " There is ancient penned 1/2 page note top verso first endsheet re authorship (attributes Chas. II) and avoiding confusion of this item with the Basilike of Charles I. Below this are penciled notes re Almack page 82, Wing #E312 and placements. Below title page date in R.N. is script penned '1694'. At top of TOC is very old penned name 'John Francis Gwyn'. Not sure I am reading the middle name correctly. Regarding structure, size is duodecimo, collation is octavo in the main. Spine has 4 ribs, stamped label, date at bottom in standard numerals. The archivist who has seen the piece feels the date indicates reworking as does the marbling of the pastedowns and their facing ensheets. First PD has had ex-libris plate removed and the abrasion is large and goes through the marbled paper. Numbers 320 pages and at the bottom of last page is 2 line errata note. The verso of first marbled endsheet is blank (exc. above refd. noting), second blank endsheet w/ verso showing the scandalous illustration, title page with verso blank then TOC. Page 320 is followed by one endsheet blank verso marbled. The text has one 'flaw' that I noted in scanning through, the last page of TOC is cut partially short at fore-edge, body of text unaffected, dog ear minimal. Text has the customary ripple and a bit of age darkening, very minimal foxing to my eye. Remarkably legible. Text edges have some red stain visible but darkened, top darker. The leather boards and spine are aged and scarred but richly attractive in their age. Hinging seems stout with no internal gap and no notable exterior cracking. The archivist feels any restoration is very old and utilized original materials where possible. Photo will be provided of the book's exterior shortly..

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        The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary.

      London: Rhodes, Meredith, Harris and Newborough, 1694. . The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary by "several learned men", where are inserted the last five years historical and geographical collections of Edmond Bohun..designed for his Geographical Dictionary, and published by Rhodes, Meredith, Harris and Newborough, London 1694. In original blind-stamped and decorated boards, and with raised bands to the spine. Size 40 by 25 cm, and approximately 9 cm thick. According to the bookplate, once the property of James, Lord Somervell. Unnumbered but complete, with approximately 700 pages. A treasure trove of information about matters historical, geographical and classical. Edges scuffed and rubbed but binding sound. Grubby endpapers and some damp staining to the very bottom of the last few pp. Otherwise Good condition. Images available.

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        PHTHISIOLOGIA: Or, A TREATISE Of CONSUMPTIONS. Wherein the Difference, Nature, Causes, Signs, and Cure of All Sorts of Consumptions are Explained. Containing Three Books, I. Of Original Consumptions from the Whole Habit of the Body. II. Of an Original Consumption of the Lungs. III. Of Syptomatical Consumptions, or Such as are the Effects of some Other Distempers. Illustrated by Particular Cases, and Observations Added to Every Book. With a Compleat Table of the Most Remarkable Things

      London:: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford,. 1694.. 8vo: A^4 B - 2A^8 2B^4. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4". 1st Edition in English (Wing M-2830; G&M 4th, 3216, for the 1st Edition [in Latin]). [8], 360, [16] pp. Index of diseases at rear.. Modern full brown calf binding with red leather title label to spine & boards stamped in blind. Period eps retained.. Binding - Fine. Text block - Paper browned. Period [1714] signature. of Ebenezer Prout to front paste-down. Very Good.. In 1670, after nomination by Prince William of Orange, Morton was created a Doctor of Medicine at Oxford, afterward establishing a practice in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 9 years later, eventually becoming one of the physicians-in-ordinary to the King. This work, possibly inspired by William III's respiratory problems, was dedicated to William, and Ôestablished his reputation at home and abroad for over a centuryÕ; Ôduring the reign of Queen Anne it was one of the text-books advised for reading by the apprentices of the Society of Apothecaries by private tutors in anatomy and pathologyÕ. Herein, Morton broke "with the very widespread prejudice against the use of anatomical dissection as a means of improving medical knowledge. As a result he was Ôthe first to describe the characteristic enlargement of the thoracic glands, in particular the tracheo-bronchial and broncho-pulmonary groups that were later to be shown to be of great significance in the pathogenesis of the diseaseÕ" (ODNB, also Trail, as quoted by ODNB). & & Per G&M, "Chap. I included the first account of anorexia nervosa." . Frontispiece portrait of Morton, engraved by R. White.

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        A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty

      1694. Meriton, G[eorge] [1634- c.1711]. A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty of Such Surveyors, with Several Cases and Resolutions in Law Relating to the Same: Collected and Gathered Out of Publick Acts of Parliament Now in Force, And Out of the Year-Books, and Other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom: With an Abridgment of the Statute of 22 h. 8 Chap. 5 for the Repairing of Bridges, With Cases Relating Thereunto : and Likewise a Summary of the Statutes Made for Paving, Cleansing, &c., Streets, Lanes, &c., In London and Other Towns and Places, and an Abstract of Statutes Made for the Repairs of High-Ways and Bridges in Particular Places, Methodiz'd into Short Chapters for the Ready Finding out any Matter Contain'd in the Book. London: Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft for A. and J. Churchill, 1694. [xxiv], 167 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing and dampstaining, internally clean. * Only edition. According to Sweet & Maxwell, this is earliest full-scale English work devoted to the topic. Meriton was a lawyer and a prodigious writer on a wide range of legal topics. Born in the North Riding of Yorkshire, he is also remembered for his dialect poem The Praise of Yorkshire Ale (1683). OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at the Huntington Library and the University of Michigan). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:385 (7).

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        Love Triumphant; Or Nature Will Prevail A Tragi-Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By Their Majesties Servants.

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1694. First Edition. Small 4to. Pp. (12); 82; (2). Verso of half-title page features an advertisement for "The Works of Mr. John Dryden in Four Volumes," also published by Tonson. Four-page dedication (to the Earl of Salisbury) follows the title page. Play is complete with only minor foxing throughout. No tears or wormholes, but bottom corner of last leaf shows slight wear. Else Very Good. Bound early 20th C. by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Binding Fine.The remarkable condition of the interior, devoid of wormholes and egregious foxing, is unusual and is thus worthy of the elegant binding in which it is contained. This is Dryden's final play, which is noted for the inclusion of a song by Congreve. Indeed, Dryden foresook the stage for the purpose of undertaking his translation of Virgil. A contemporary reference to the reception of this play can be found in "The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare," (1790, vol. I pt. II, p. 141)wherein a citation in a letter reveals "it was damned by the universal cry of the town, nemine contradicente but the conceited poet." Despite such criticism, the care taken in the preservation of the copy at hand indicates the importance of the play and Dryden's place in the pantheon of English literature. MACDONALD: "John Dryden A Bibliography of Early Editions and of Drydeniana," 93a; WING: D 2302.

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        DIONYSII LONGINI DE SUBLIMITATE COMMENTARIUS CETERAQUE, QUAE REPERIRI POTUERE. IN USUM SERENISSIMI PRINCIPIS ELECTORALIS BRADDENBURGICI JACOBUS TOLLIUS

      Trajecti ad Rhenum:: Ex Officini Francisci Halma,, 1694.. First Tollius edition. 4to, pp., [28], 408, [12]. Engraved title-page; Printed with Greek and Latin texts on facing pages, woodcut printer's device, ornaments and initials, full vellum backed marble boards with leather label. Upper margin along the hinge shows a water mark in the preliminary matter, o/w a very nice clean copy. Longinus was a Greek Platonic philosopher and rhetorician of the 3rd century AD. He studied in Alexandria and taught in Athens. He was beheaded by Emperor Aurelian in 273 A.D. but is remembered for his Philosophical Discourses, On First Principles, On the Chief End. His authorship of the present work is desputed. Praised by Dibdin and Gibbon, this edition of these commentaries on The Sublime by the anonymous author known as Longinus "is one of the greatest of all critical acheievements. An illuminating dissertation on style, accompanied by many penetrating judgements as well as suggestive pronouncements on critical standards and principles, the treatise is unique in its interpretation of the classical spirit, its compelling enthusiasms, its sanity, its freshness and its unerring insights into the essentials of art."(OCD).

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        Memorials of the most reverend father in god, thomas cranmer, sometime lord archbishop of canterbury. wherein the history of the church, and the reformation of it, during the primacy of the said archbishop, are greatly illustrated; and many singular matters relating thereunto, now first published

      Richard Chiswell 1694 London. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1694. Small Folio. 5 engraved portraits, the first is Cranmer after Holbein. Title in red and black. Bookplate of Sir John Wentworth. Contemporary calf upper cover and first blank detached, else a clean tight copy

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        The Most Delectable History of Reynard the Fox

      London: printed by Thomas James for Edward Brewster,, 1694. Newly corrected and purged, from all grossness in phrase and matter. Augmented and enlarged with sundry excellent moral and expositions upon every several chapter. To which may now be added a Second Part of the said History: As also the Shifts of Reynardine the son of Reynard the Fox, together with his life and death. Quarto (191 × 141 mm.), in 3 parts. Nineteenth-century brown morocco gilt by C. Smith, all edges gilt. Numerous woodcut illustrations, some repeated several times, most with the initials "E.B.", predominantly printed in black letter, with some roman apparatus. Bookplates of Charles W. G. Howard and Lawrence Strangman, clippings from booksellers' catalogues tipped to front free endpaper. Occasional light browning and a few trivial spots, neat marginal repairs to 3 leaves of the third part, early manuscript notes to old fly-leaf, a very good copy. A very scarce English edition of the Reynard fables, the first part of which is sometimes attributed to John Shirley (1680–1702). The Reynard tales were first printed in England by Caxton in 1481 and continued to enjoy enormous popularity in the following centuries. As the 17th century progressed they appeared in increasingly moralized form, though the woodcuts in the present edition retain a pleasingly blunt character, recalling the illustrations of the early woodcut and manuscript era. The Reynard fables were also looked to as sources of political allegory, and the present copy bears an interesting early manuscript discourse, drawn from the Dedication of Thomas Parsons's Leycester's Commonwealth (1641), describing the History of Reynard the Fox as 'an old English Book … which now passes through the hands of old women and children only' and suggesting it to be 'an Enigmatical History of the Earl of Leicester and his family.' Though many editions were printed of the Reynard tales, relatively few survive perfect outside institutional collections. The present edition of three parts, treated as a single entry in Wing, is scarce in commerce.

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        Then swenska psalmboken, och på föliande blad opteknade finn, med the stycker som ther til höraas, uppå Kongl. Maj.tz nådigste befalning af thet wyrd. Predikoämbetet åhr M DC XCIII. med flit öfwersedd, förbättrad och förmehrad, och åhr 1694 i Stockholm af trycket utgången. + Epistler och evangelia på sön- och helge-dagar; såsom ock ther til hörige collecta och böner.

      Burchardi tryckeri, Stockholm, 1694. Liten 8:o. (36), 705, (19), 490 s. Sidan 1 med graverad vinjett samt 3 st små träsnitt i texten. Samtida skinnband med guldornerad rygg och 5 upphöjda bind. Ryggen något skavd, rygghuvudet med spricka om ca 2 cm, ryggfoten med litet maskhål. För- och eftersättsbladen med en del namnteckningar. Inlagan med enstaka mindre revor och småfläckar; psalmerna i hög utsträckning för hand försedda med nya nummer; tillskrifterna utförda i bläck. Evangelieboken med liten pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på sidan 69-70, sidan 155-160 med liten diskret lagad reva.. Den 1694 av Jesper Svedberg utgivna och strax därefter på grund av kätterianklagelser indragna och makulerade upplagan. Denna första utgåva, innehållande 483 psalmer, kom att ligga till grund för den 1695 utgivna och gillade upplagan vilken dock endast kom att innehålla 413 psalmer. Sammanbunden med " Epistler och evangelia på sön- och helge-dagar; såsom ock ther til hörige collecta och böner", här i det fullständiga utförandet omfattande 490 sidor. Enligt uppgift kom det 7 upplagor innan den godkända utkom 1695

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        COMPENDIO DELLA FORTIFICATIONE. Al Ser mo Principe Silvestro Valier et All’Augusto Senato Veneto scritto per comando dell’Illmo & Ecc. mo Sig.r Sebastiano Mocenigo Cap. delle Galeazze

      Venice: Girolamo Albrizzi, 1694. First Edition. Very fine pictorially engraved title-page to the first part (Defensive), Very finely engraved pictorial title-page to the second part (Offensive) and many very finely engraved full page plates by Albrizzi. Folio (mm. 384 x 265), bound in handsome half-vellum over marbled boards, the spine with title to lettering label, with plates on finely made paper. (8), 33; (1 blank), 1 table, 2 tables engraved in copper. A very fine, very fresh, crisp and clean copy, the plates and text in excellent condition. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON FORTIFICATIONS. Alberghetti followed in the footsteps of his father. As a young engineer and eventually superintendent, he served the Republic in Dalmatia, the Morea and in other places on the European mainland. He served in the Senate several times. He became general of artillery and ballistics and a master of science. He probably was instrumental in 1691 in introducing the use of mortars and bombs. In a handwritten letter from Venice, March 1, 1692, he sent the Doge important information on the Peloponnese, and presented posthumously the writings of his brother Horace concerning the fortification of the Isthmus, with annotations and commentary (both works are now among the MSS. Cicogna 3248, formerly 2216, nos. VI VII, at the Correr Museum in Venice). His own work on the subject is considered an invaluable compendium of the fortification. It was published in Venice in 1694, with a beautiful frontispiece and engraved plates, by Jerome Albrizzi. Quite interestingly, the work was divided into two parts, one for defensive military architecture, the other for the offensive, it is a targeted examination of the fortifications of other countries and is primarily intended to ensure the preservation of the latest achievements of the Venetian state overseas . As the superintendent of artillery he made significant presentations in writing, and his work published in Venice in 1718 provided an interesting treatise on military education and science of the weapon. Even after his appointment as superintendent (1699), Alberghetti did not cease the activity of directing the smelter and Arsenal. He was responsible for the two half cannon (1700) that are preserved in the National Museum of Artillery, with his name and other unusual iron cannons from the year 1718. He was still in the home foundry at least until 1722. He was appointed general of the artillery March 15, 1742, and held the office for twelve years, including the dangerous period of 1754 and the fortifications at Corfu. He returned to Venice where he died in 1755.

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        Terence's Comedies: Made English . .. By Several Hands [including Laurence Echard and Sir Roger L'Estrange]

      London: A. Swall and T. Childe, 1694. First edition of these translations, whose authors include Sir Roger L'Estrange and Laurence Echard. 8vo. [2], xxix, [5], 324 pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, joints starting at top; scattered minor foxing. Handsome copy. WingT749

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        Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo. Rome: Giovanni Francesco Buagni.

      - IMPRESOR: Roma, Rome: Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1694.DESCRIPCIÓN: Primera Edición. 1 volumen in-folio (430 x 320 mm), [18] h., 489, [14] h. 79 planchas y palnos de gran formato, 10 plegados o a doble página, dibujados por Fontana y grabadas por Alessandro Specchi. Retrato grabado de Fontana. Texto paralelo latín - italiano. Capitulares historiadas. 70, 9,ENCUADERNACIÓN: Pergamino de época.PROCEDENCIA: Biblioteca de Ignacio Jordá, arquitecto en 1849, según anotación manuscrita.COMENTARIOS: Obra dividida en siete libros: El primero aborda la historia del emplazamiento de la Basílica de San Pedro. El segundo libro trata de la basílica construída por el emperador Constantino en el año 320. El tercer libro ilustra el traslado y montaje del obelisco frente a San Pedro en el año de 1585. El cuarto libro trata de la plaza de de Bernini y la columnata oval. El libro quinto detalla aspectos de la obra de San Pedro. El libro sexto, trata del coste de San Pedro, comparando con el Templo de Salomón. El séptimo y último libro compara la básilica de San Pedro con el Panteón y el Duomo de Florencia.NOTAS: Estraordinaria obra que recoge la historia y obra de la Basílica del Vaticano. Fue escrita por el destacado arquitecto barroco italiano Lucio Fontana a petición de Inocencio XI, ante la creciente controversia suscitada de la estabilidad de la obra de Miguel Angel. Los numerosos grabados, de gran calidad artística y científica son una muestra de la maestría intelectual de Fontana.REFERENCIAS: Berlin Kat. 2678; Fowler 122; Millard Italian Books 38.CONSERVACIÓN: Buena. leves restos de humedad y oxido en alguna hoja. PSSS 1 Año: 1694

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        A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty.

      1694 - Meriton, G[eorge] [1634- c.1711]. A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty of Such Surveyors, with Several Cases and Resolutions in Law Relating to the Same: Collected and Gathered Out of Publick Acts of Parliament Now in Force, And Out of the Year-Books, and Other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom: With an Abridgment of the Statute of 22 h. 8 Chap. 5 for the Repairing of Bridges, With Cases Relating Thereunto : and Likewise a Summary of the Statutes Made for Paving, Cleansing, &c., Streets, Lanes, &c., In London and Other Towns and Places, and an Abstract of Statutes Made for the Repairs of High-Ways and Bridges in Particular Places, Methodiz'd into Short Chapters for the Ready Finding out any Matter Contain'd in the Book. London: Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft for A. and J. Churchill, 1694. [xxiv], 167 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing and dampstaining, internally clean. * Only edition. According to Sweet & Maxwell, this is earliest full-scale English work devoted to the topic. Meriton was a lawyer and a prodigious writer on a wide range of legal topics. Born in the North Riding of Yorkshire, he is also remembered for his dialect poem The Praise of Yorkshire Ale (1683). OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at the Huntington Library and the University of Michigan). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:385 (7). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London : Printed for H. Herringman, and sold by J. Tonson, 1694. 6th Edition. The sixth edition; with several additions, never before printed. Bound with : The maid's tragedy : altered. With some other pieces / Edmund Waller. 1690. Subjects; English poetry. Referenced by: Wing W520. ESTC, R14123. Physical description [8],299,[5];[4],100p. ; 8vo. Notes; "The maid's tragedy altered. With some other pieces" has separate pagination, register, and title page with imprint "London, printed for Jacob Tonson ... 1690". Mostly in verse. The first leaf is blank. Title page in red and black. Title page torn with loss; text not affected. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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. Images sent on request.

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        America Septentrionalis

      Amsterdam: Valk and Schenk, [circa 1694]. Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring. 18 1/2 x 24 inches. 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.

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DES DROGUES,

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Loyson, & Augustin Pillon, et Estienne Ducastin, 1694.. traitant des Plantes, des Animaux & des Mineraux; 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, 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.

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        Memorials of the Most Reverend Father in God, Thomas Cranmer, sometime Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Wherein the History of the Church, and the Reformation of it, during the primacy of the said Archbishop, are greatly illustrated; and many singular matters relating thereunto, now first published. In three books. Collected chiefly from records, registers, authentick letters, and other original manuscripts

      London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1694. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. 2 ffep + [12] + xii + [20] + 467 + 271 + 1 + 2 rfep + 4 full page engraved portraits (one more than called for in ESTC). Complete with half title and engraved portrait of Cranmer and title page in red and black, and divisional title pages. Bookplate "Ex Bibliotheca Hospitii Dominorum Advocatorum de Arcubus" or the Library of the Lords Advocate of the Arches [Court] which is the ecclesiastical court for the Province of Canterbury. Pages exceptionally bright and clean with a few light marginal stains to first [12] pages and light toning to 1-80 of the Appendix. Pages 136 and 190-91 of the Appendix are misnumbered. Bound in modern brown buckram with renewed endpapers. ESTCR17780 An exceptional copy of this biography and collection of documents related to Thomas Cranmer, who was a prime mover in the compilation of the first English BCP and the homilies that were long prescribed. A scarce work.

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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, 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.

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        Original Autograph Display

      n. p., n. d.: [1694-1778] Voltaire [1694-1778] Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet. French Enlightenment writer, essayist, & philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, & defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion & free trade. Holograph two lines written in Latin. In the lower part of the piece, an authentification by an Italian expert in 1846. Nice engraving of a Voltaire portrait. Elegantly displayed to an overall size of 16" x 12" 1/4. The frame is brushed gilt with touches of purple, with like coloured matte, gold filets in two windows [ 3" x 4" 3/4, 3" 1/4 x 5" 3/4] . An interesting item as modestly priced Voltaire material seldom appears on the market.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Notes & Letters. Framed & Glazed.

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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

      London:: Ric Everingham for R. Bently,, 1694.. First Edition. 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.

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        Fables, of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists: with Morals and Reflections

      London: Printed for R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A & J Churchil, J. Hindmarsh, and G. Sawbridgd, 1694. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. The Second edition, corrected and amended. Aesop's Fables was first printed in English by William Caxton in 1484. L'Estrange updated Caxton's version in 1692 and this is the second edition of L'Estrange's work. Includes a preface, the life of Aesop, and over 400 fables - 201 by Aesop and over 200 by other authors including Barlandus, Anianus, Abstemius, Poggius, and miscellaneous. After each fable, there is a moral and a reflection. Very good in contemporary full leather binding with gilt title label to spine. There are seven compartments and six raised bands on the spine. This book has been expertly rebacked. The end pages are modern and the remainder of the binding is contemporary. Wear to corners of boards and scuffing to boards. Pages 253 - 262 are stained although the text remains bright and is clearly ledgible. There are a few spots of scattered foxing throughout. Features two engraved frontis illustrations - one is a portrait of L'Estrange and one depicts a gathering of characters from the fables. There is a small loss to the corner of the frontis page; however, the illustration is not affected. Small burn mark to page 15 / 16. Aesop fables 1 - 201, Barlandus 202 - 214, Anianus 215 - 252, Abstemius 253 - 351, Poggius 352 - 373, Miscellany 374 - 383, Supplement. 476 pages. CHILD/052810.

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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.

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        The Fables of Aesope and Other Eminent Mythologists

      London. c. 1694. Bound by Richmond in full, elaborately blind embossed calfskin. Guilt-tool ornamental devices to front and rear covers. Raised bands and guilt titles to spine. Marbled endsheets. Tall 4to. Early Printing. Illustrated with a frontis Depicting Aesope surrounded by animal characters. Wing A-706: Hodnett-Aesope in England, 63. This copy; lacks title page, ad leaf @ pg.38 and portrait of L'Estange. Spine heal lacking with lacquered repared. Corners bumped. Covers mildly rubbed. Else, a Very Good, sound copy.

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        Memoires de ce qui s'est passé dans la chretienté, depuis le commencement de la guerre en 1672, jusqu'à la paix concluë en 1679. Traduit de l'anglois.

      Troisiéme edition, revuë & corrigée. Haag, chez A. Moetjens, 1694. 12:o. (16),480,(4) s. Samtida lite nött och snedläst pergamentbd. Någon enstaka småfläck och lite naggad i yttermarginalen på s. 479-80. Med Tho. Wadenstiernas och J. G. Sacks namnteckningar, den förstnämnda daterad 1705, den senare Stockholm den 15 april 1729. Ur Bergshammarbiblioteket med dess tryckta biblioteksetikett överst på ryggen.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 8464 för det engelska originalet. De avslutande två bladen är en förlagskatalog från Adrian Moetjens. Översättning av "Memoirs of what past in christendom, from the war begun 1672 to the peace concluded 1679" (1691), vilken rör krigen mellan England och Holland på 1670-talet. William Temple (1628-99) var brittisk statsman och författare. Thomas Wadenstierna (1684-1728) reste utomlands 1705, var vice häradshövding i Hälsingland och senare notarie i hovrätten. Antagligen såldes hans böcker på auktion i Stockholm 1729, där kammarherren Johan Gabriel Sack (1697-1751) köpte boken. Det tycks inte finnas någon tillgänglig uppgift om denna auktion på annat håll. Sack byggde tillsammans med sin fru Eva Bielke upp ett stort arkiv och bibliotek på sitt sörmländska gods Bergshammar. Han är begravd i Fogdö kyrka med en epitafium i stenstil författat av vännen Carl Gustaf Tessin. Större delen av biblioteket förvärvades av Björck & Börjesson på 1930-talet

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        Stephanou Bizantiou [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]...[[[]][]][]], Stephani Byzantini, Gentilia per epitomen, antehac Peri Poleon, De Urbibus, Inscripta, Quae ex MSS. Codicibus Palatinis ab Cl. Salmasio quondam collatis MS. Vossiano restituit, supplevit, ac Latina versione integro commentario illustravit Abrahamus Berkelius, Accedunt collectae ab Jacobo Gronovio variae lectiones ex codice MS. Perusino, intermixtis eiusdem notis cum excusatione de excerptis Bocharti Palmerii ab se non publicatis [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]marca tipogr.[[[]][]][]], Lugduni Batavorum (Leida) [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]linea tipogr.[[[]][]][]], Apud Fredericum Haaring, MDCXCIV. // [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]Unito:[[[]][]][]] Perusinae, collectae ab Jacobo Gronovio, Intermixtis ejus notis, cum Excusatione de excerptis Bocharti ac Palmerii ab se non publicatis. [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]marca tipogr. incisa[[[]][]][]], Lugduni Batavorum (Leida) [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]linea[[[]][]][]], Apud Fridericum Haaring, MDCXCIV.

      Haaring Frederick 1694 Bound in red half calf, double title-pages, engraved initials; some brownings, but good copy. Folio [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]]cm. 33,5 × 21[[[]][]][]]; 2 frontespizi; ff. 2 di guardia, pp. 18 n.n. + 789 + 2 bianche n.n. + 16 n.n. (di indici), 8 n.n. (con le collectae di Iacopo Gronovio dal codice perugino) + 28 + 10, f. 1 di guardia. Testo greco e latino. Capilettera agli inizi delle singole sezioni. Incisioni alle pp. 78, 86, 115. Frontespizi a caratteri rossi e neri, il secondo si trova prima delle collectae. Leg. coeva in mezza pelle rossa con piatti rivestiti di carta marmorizzata, in cattivo stato di conservazione. Ex libris della Biblioteca Giuliari all''''interno del piatto anteriore. Tagliata la carta iniziale del primo fascicolo, apparentemente senza perdita di testo (numeraz. delle pagine senza lacune). Brunite alcune carte. Nel complesso buon esemplare.

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        Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique (4 Tomes - Complet). Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique ou Le Mélange Curieux de l'Histoire Sacrée et Profane, qui Contient en Abrégé Les Vies et les Actions Remarquables des Patriarches, des Juges, des Rois des Juifs, des Papes, des saints Pères & Anciens Docteurs Orthodoxes ; des Evêques ... des Empereurs, des Rois, des Princes illustres et des grands Capitaines... (4 Tomes)

      Boom & Van Someren, Pierre Mortier, Henri Desbordes 1694 Septième édition, 4 vol. in-folio reliure moderne demi-basane racinée, dos à 5 nerfs, chez Boom & Van Someren, Pierre Mortier, Henri Desbordes, Amsterdam, chez Guillaume Van de Water, Utrecht, Adrian Moetjens, La Haye, 1694, Tome I : faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 1 f. n. ch. (Epitres), 16 pp. (préfaces), 7 ff. n. ch., 522 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. ; Tome II : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 572 pp. ; Tome III : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 583 pp. ; Tome IV : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 587 pp. Intéressant exemplaire bien complet de la septième édition du fameux Dictionnaire Historique de Moreri. Relié en 4 volumes, l'exemplaire est d'une manipulation aisée (manques en mors, principalement au tome 1 et n'affectant pas la solidité des reliures, bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Un rare exemplaire d'une des premières éditions du Moreri. Français

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        Il Tempio Vaticano e sua origine... -

      Roma, Buagni, 1694.In-folio. Bellissima legatura del primo ?800 in p. marocchino verde, armi cardinalizie al centro dei piatti entro due ampie cornici, quella esterna con filetti grassi e magri che racchiudono decorazioni floreali entro motivi geometrici, quella interna con grandi placche rococò agli angoli raccordate da un filetto; dorso con nervi e ricchi fregi oro; minime abrasioni e piccoli, abili restauri agli angoli e al dorso. 79 magnifiche tavole, 10 ripiegate, dis. dal Fontana e finemente inc. in rame da Alessandro Specchi: vedute, piante, spaccati ecc. (32), 489 (recte 491), (29) pp.; testo in latino e italiano. Con le usuali ingialliture sparse e 2 grandi tavole con i margini esterni ritagliati, forse per estenderle più agevolmente fuori dal libro; splendido esemplare in una magnifica legatura eseguita agli inizi dell'ottocento, quasi sicuramente dalla Legatoria Vaticana. Edizione originale. L'opera, scritta da uno dei maggiori architetti del periodo, è divisa in sette libri che trattano del sito su cui sorge la basilica, le varie fasi della costruzione, lo stato attuale dell'edificio ecc. Nel terzo libro è descritta e illustrata la complessa operazione dell'erezione dell'obelisco in Piazza S. Pietro, eseguita nel 1586 da Domenico Fontana. Berlin Kat. 2678. Fowler 122. Schudt 1017. Rossetti 5091. Cicognara 3731: «Questa grande e magnifica opera... l'edizione non poteva essere più nobile». First edition of this monumental history of St. Peter's, with text in Latin and Italian, magnificently illustrated with 79 plates engr. by Alessandro Specchi. Occasional light browning as usual and outer blank margins of 2 large folding plates reduced, probably to extend the plates more easely; in a superb early 19th century richly gilt green morocco binding, very likely by the Vatican Bindery, with gilt coat-of-arms of a cardinal on covers (slightly rubbed and a few small and neat repairs to corners and spine).

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        Historia Cronologica della Provincia di Syria, e Terra Santa di Gierusalemme, dove il N. Salvatore operò le meraviglie della Redentione del Mondo, e dove sparse il suo Sangue Pretiosissimo. Con li Felici Progressi fatti in quella dalla religione serafica Del p. s. Francesco, cominciando dall'anno 1219. Opera composta in spagnuolo dal m.r.p. f. Giouanni di Calaorra min osserv. della provincia di Burgos. Tradotta nella lingua italiana dal m.r.p. Angelico di Milano...

      in Venetia, appresso Antonio Tivani, 1694.In-4° (219x162mm), pp. (18), 890, (16) di indice, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo calligrafato su dorso a nervetti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Antiporta calcografica con raffigurazione di San Francesco e di alcuni suoi discepoli in visita in Palestina. Xilografia al titolo con altra raffigurazione di evento prodigioso della vita di San Francesco. Una tav. incisa su rame f.t. raffigurante la terra di Chiusi, presso Lecco, sormontata da stemma araldico della famiglia Castagna con un'aquila in campo giallo ed un albero in campo rosso. Dedica a stampa a Carlo Castagna. Ex-libris della Luton Library con stemma araldico inglese con motto "Avito viret honore". Arrossature ad alcune cc. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione di quest'opera sulla Terra Santa e il viaggio che vi compì San Francesco, stampata originariamente a Madrid nel 1684 e qui tradotta dal padre Angelico da Milano. Il primo libro discorre del viaggio di Francesco e di 11 suoi compagni in Palestina, di come egli predicasse dinanzi al Sultano dell'Egitto e "diede principio alla Provincia di Syria, e Terra Santa"; i restanti sette della vita di Fra Benedetto d'Arezzo, della presenza francescana in Terra Santa, del martirio che subirono diversi francescani, della successiva presenza degli evangelizzatori cristiani di vari ordini religiosi in tale territorio, dei pellegrinaggi cristiani, ecc. Rohricht, p. 280. Tobler, p. 212. Manca alla Vinciana.

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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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        Arrest de la Cour du Parlement de Bordeaux du vingt-septième Aoust 1694 [ Affiche : Lutte contre la spéculation sur le blé et les grains au lendemain du "grand hyver" de 1693-1694 ] "Sur ce qui a été représenté par le Procureur General du Roy, que bien que la Recolte des Bleds ait été assez considerable la presente année dans tout le Ressort de la Cour, & qu'il soit même informé de plusieurs endroits que selon les apparances, celles des menus Grains que nous appelons Bled d'Espagne, Millets, & autres, la sera encore davantage à proportion ; Néanmoins, le prix desdits Bleds se trouve aussi excessif après la Récolte qu'auparavant, ce qui est causé par l'avarice de plusieurs Particuliers, lesquels touchez par les profits immenses qu'ils ont faits sur la vente de ces sortes de Denrées les années précédentes, enlevent à quelque prix que ce soit tous les Bleds qui se portent aux Marchez des lieux, soit par eux ou par personnes interposées, les vont même achepter dans les maisons des Particuliers, à un prix beaucoup plus haut que ceux qui se vendent ausdits Marchez, pour en faire des amas secrets, contre la disposition des Arrests que la Cour à cy-devant donnez pour prevenir ces inconveniens" ... "La Cour faisant droit de la Requisition du Procureur General du Roy, a fait inhibitions & défenses, comme autrefois, à toute sort de personnes de quelque qualité & condition qu'elles soient, de faire amas de Bleds & autres Grains au delà de leur provision, à la reserve des Marchands publics, lesquels seront obligez d'exposer lesdits Grains en vente, & les envoyer aux Marchez des lieux voisins ; En telle sorte que lesdits Marchez soient suffisamment pourvus".

      1 placart au format 47 x37 cm, Bordeaux, 1694, collationné et signé par Roger, greffier. Etat très satisfaisant (anc. mouill. et petits accrocs en pliure) pour ce remarquable témoignage de la lutte contre la spéculation sur les grains au lendemain du terrible hiver de la fin 1693, l'un des deux "grants hyvers" avec celui de 1709, et responsable de près d'1.7 millions de victimes pour le seul Royaume de France). "Sur ce qui a été représenté par le Procureur General du Roy, que bien que la Recolte des Bleds ait été assez considerable la presente année dans tout le Ressort de la Cour, & qu'il soit même informé de plusieurs endroits que selon les apparances, celles des menus Grains que nous appelons Bled d'Espagne, Millets, & autres, la sera encore davantage à proportion ; Néanmoins, le prix desdits Bleds se trouve aussi excessif après la Récolte qu'auparavant, ce qui est causé par l'avarice de plusieurs Particuliers, lesquels touchez par les profits immenses qu'ils ont faits sur la vente de ces sortes de Denrées les années précédentes, enlevent à quelque prix que ce soit tous les Bleds qui se portent aux Marchez des lieux, soit par eux ou par personnes interposées, les vont même achepter dans les maisons des Particuliers, à un prix beaucoup plus haut que ceux qui se vendent ausdits Marchez, pour en faire des amas secrets, contre la disposition des Arrests que la Cour à cy-devant donnez pour prevenir ces inconveniens" ... "La Cour faisant droit de la Requisition du Procureur General du Roy, a fait inhibitions & défenses, comme autrefois, à toute sort de personnes de quelque qualité & condition qu'elles soient, de faire amas de Bleds & autres Grains au delà de leur provision, à la reserve des Marchands publics, lesquels seront obligez d'exposer lesdits Grains en vente, & les envoyer aux Marchez des lieux voisins ; En telle sorte que lesdits Marchez soient suffisamment pourvus". Français

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        DIONYSII LONGINI DE SUBLIMITATE COMMENTARIUS CETERAQUE, QUAE REPERIRI POTUERE. IN USUM SERENISSIMI PRINCIPIS ELECTORALIS BRADDENBURGICI JACOBUS TOLLIUS

      Ex Officini Francisci Halma Trajecti ad Rhenum:: Ex Officini Francisci Halma,, 1694.. First Tollius edition. 4to, pp., [28], 408, [12]. Engraved title-page; Printed with Greek and Latin texts on facing pages, woodcut printer's device, ornaments and initials, full vellum backed marble boards with leather label. Upper margin along the hinge shows a water mark in the preliminary matter, o/w a very nice clean copy. Longinus was a Greek Platonic philosopher and rhetorician of the 3rd century AD. He studied in Alexandria and taught in Athens. He was beheaded by Emperor Aurelian in 273 A.D. but is remembered for his Philosophical Discourses, On First Principles, On the Chief End. His authorship of the present work is desputed. Praised by Dibdin and Gibbon, this edition of these commentaries on The Sublime by the anonymous author known as Longinus "is one of the greatest of all critical acheievements. An illuminating dissertation on style, accompanied by many penetrating judgements as well as suggestive pronouncements on critical standards and principles, the treatise is unique in its interpretation of the classical spirit, its compelling enthusiasms, its sanity, its freshness and its unerring insights into the essentials of art."(OCD).

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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.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).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.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.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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        Opuscola de Gymnasii Constructione

      Typographia Jacobi Raillard 1694 AULISIO Domenico. Opuscola de Gymnasii Constructione, Mausolei Architectura, Harmonia Timaica et Numeris Medicis. His accessit Epistola de Colo Mayerano. Neapoli, ex Typographia Jacobi Raillard, 1694. In 8vo; cc. 10n.nn., pp.154, 1 carta con errata. Numerose illustrazioni intercalate nel testo e 3 tavole più volte spieghevoli incise in rame fuori testo.Ricche testate, capilettera e finaletti silografati. Esemplare nitido con ampi margini. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Raccolta di rari opuscoli sul recupero dell'antico Gymnasium e sul Mausoleo di Alicarnasso. Uno studio sulla teoria numerica della formazione del mondo formulata da Timeo e ingiustamente attribuita a Platone; gli influssi dei numeri sulle febbri, sul sudore e sull'assorbimento dei cibi. Edizione originale. Minieri Riccio, Scrittori, pag. 47: ?Domenico Aulisio fu peritissimo nella greca e romana letteratura, nelle matematiche, nelle umane lettere ed in tutte le arti liberali?; Santoro, 145; Cicognara, 878; Olschki, Choix, 6048: ?Recueil rare?.

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        Histoire de la guerre de Guienne, commencée sur la fin du mois de septembre 1651 & continuée jusqu'à l'année 1653. Divisée en trois Parties.

      Cologne; chez Corneille Egmond, 1694. First edition. 12:o. 15,5x10 cm. 153, (3 blanks) pp. 18th century half leather with gilt decorations on spine, with spine label in red leather and marbled boards. The spine and corners are worn, and there are two small holes in the leather in the top compartment, foot of spine has a small loss, as has the spine label. A small dampstain on the top edge is visible in top margin of pp. 55-128. A small speck on the title leaf. A short tear in lower margin of pp. 21/22. A small chip in outer margin of pp. 123/124. A few insignificant scattered specks, but generally a clean copy. Jean Balthazar de Simmeren (c:a 1600 -- c:a 1688), born in Simmeren in Pfalz, a prominent mercenary captain (after 1653 lieutenant general) who served partly the French royal forces, partly the Prince of Condé during the Fronde and the Franco-Spanish War. This is his record of the campaigns during the last years of the Fronde. A scarce item

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        Luna Turcica eller Turkeske måne, anwijsandes lika som uti en spegel det mahometiske wanskelige regementet, fördelter uti fyra qwarter eller böcker [...] uppå wårdt swensko tungomål samanfattade och med Kongl. May:tz allernådigste privilegio utgången aff [...] Erlando Dryselio [...].

      Jönköping, Peter Hultman, 1694. (16) + 352 + 352-424 + 424-515 + (5) s. Titelblad inom ram, 13 helsides träsnitt i texten. Senare brunt helskinnband med guldornerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind (Nils Linde, bokbindare, Göteborg). 16,5 X 9,5 cm. Titelbladet fläckat och lagat. Namnteckning på titelbladet (Gallander) Ryggen blekt och något fläckad. S. 207-208 lagat hål med bild- och textförlust. Enstaka brunfläckar. Understrykningar och anteckningar med bläck.. Det troligen första arbetet om Turkiet på svenska

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        Terence's Comedies: Made English . .. By Several Hands [including Laurence Echard and Sir Roger L'Estrange]

      London: A. Swall and T. Childe 1694 London: A. Swall and T. Childe, 1694. First edition of these translations, whose authors include Sir Roger L'Estrange and Laurence Echard. 8vo. [2], xxix, [5], 324 pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, joints starting at top; scattered minor foxing. Handsome copy. WingT749

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        Original Autograph Display

      n. p., n. d.: [1694-1778] Voltaire [1694-1778] Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet. French Enlightenment writer, essayist, & philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, & defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion & free trade. Holograph two lines written in Latin. In the lower part of the piece, an authentification by an Italian expert in 1846. Nice engraving of a Voltaire portrait. Elegantly displayed to an overall size of 16" x 12" 1/4. The frame is brushed gilt with touches of purple, with like coloured matte, gold filets in two windows [ 3" x 4" 3/4, 3" 1/4 x 5" 3/4] . An interesting item as modestly priced Voltaire material seldom appears on the market.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Notes & Letters. Framed & Glazed.

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        Utg.) Gründliche iedoch bescheidene Deduction der Unschuld Hn.

      Joh. Reinhold von Patkul, sr. kön. Maj. in Polen und churfl. durschl. zu Sachsen geheimbden Kriegs-Raths, wider die vielfältigen harten und unverschämten Lästerungen, mit welchen derselbe von seinen Feinden und Verfolgern in Schweden [...] bissher beleget worden, nebst denen völligen wider ihn in Schweden Anno 1694 ergangenen Acten, und zweyen rechtlichen Teutschen und Lateinischen Responsis, auch angefügten Collectanei Livonicis, woraus seine und seiner mitbeklagten von der Lieffländischen Ritterschaft befügniss [...]. Leipzig, Joh. Grossens Erben, 1701. 4:o. (32),+ 234,+ 50,+ (2),+ 195,+ (blank),+ (2),+ 30,+ 206 s. Småfläckar och enstaka bläckplumpar. Första avdelningen med rikliga samtida understrykningar och marginalanteckningar med bläck. Sammanbunden med: (BERGENHIELM, Johan?) Rättmätigh näpsst på den arga förrädarens Johan Rheinhold Patkuls skändelige i tryck uthgijfne deduction, med twänne biifogade oförnufftige responsis emot den i stora kongl. commisionen anno 1698 öfwer honom här i Stockholm fällte laga sentens och domb. Stockholm, Sal. Wankiffs enckia (1701). 4:o. (8) s. Sammanbunden med: (BERGENHIELM, Johan?) Justa animadversio in evulgatam scelerati proditoris Johannis Rheinholdi Patkuli infamen deductionem. Eique adiuncta bina temeraria responsa, quibus legitimam magnæ regiæ commissionis Holmiæ anno 1694 de ipso latam sentetiam eludere & labefactre annius est. (Stockholm, 1701?) 4:o. (8) s. Lila marmorerat pappband från mitten av 1800-talet, med röd titeletikett "Patkulliana". Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Bring, Rättegångshandlingar, 1:1-3. Åhlen 16:118. Warmholtz 5319 resp. 5320. Åhlen, Ord mot ordningen, s. 58. Första verket är ett samlingsband (kallas ibland "Acta Patkuliana") och innehåller skrifter motsvarande Bring 1:5, 7-10, 14). Bring 1:6, "Solida sed modesta", är endast känd i ett exemplar (KB) och är inte heller här medbundet. Sista delen "Collectanea Livonica" innehåller handlingar för åren 1561-1691 rörande det livländska ridderskapets privilegier. Detta försvar av Johan Reinhold Patkul och angrepp på den svenska domen över honom var förstås för mycket för den svenska censuren och den 18 december 1701 brände skarprättaren, efter en utfärdad tryckt kungörelse, offentligt upp boken vid "Kåken" i Stockholm, d.v.s. vid skampålen på Stortorget. Därefter var den förbjuden i Sverige. Warmholtz konstaterar dock att den blivit mer allmän "nu för tiden". Motskriften "Rättmätigh näpsst", och dess latinska översättning, är enligt Bring möjligen skriven av hovkanslern Johan Bergenhielm, som var åklagare i målen mot "förrädaren" Patkul. När denna skrift kom i Patkuls händer ska han ha förmått tsar Peter att bränna den på motsvarande sätt i Moskva som "Deduction" blivit bränd i Stockholm. Processen mot Patkul inleddes i mars 1694 och i december samma år dömdes han i sin frånvaro att mista högra handen, samt ära, liv och gods. Några före år 1701 tryckta skrifter rörande domen finns enligt Bring troligen inte. Först 1706 fick Karl XII som bekant Patkul utlämnad till sig i Altranstädt och först den 10 oktober 1707 kunde domen verkställas. Om upplysningsfilosofen och professorn i juridik i Halle Christian Thomasius (1655-1728) skall anses som författare eller som utgivare av samlingen verkar oklart, han och Patkul var sedan tidigare vänner och han var väl rätt person att vända sig till för att få en försvarsinlaga. Thomasius arbetade för en humanare straffrätt och anses ha bidragit till avskaffande av tortyr och häxprocesser

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