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        La Sept Part des Reports . . . des Divers Resolutions & Judgments donez sur solemnes Arguments, & avec graund deliberation & conference des Tres-reverend Judges & Sages de la Ley [etc.]. Wing C4955. Folio

      Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkyns, Esquires [etc.], London 1697 - Contemporary blind-panelled calf, gilt, rubbed, joints cracking but quite firm, some foxing and browning, yet a crisp copy The last 17th century edition of the seventh part of the "Reports", containing in its preface Coke's rejoinder to the polemic levelled against his speech and charge at the Norwich assises, and beginning with Coke's famed report of "Calvin's Case" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instruction pour les jardins fruitiers et potagers Avec un Traité des Orangers, suivy de quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture. Troisiéme Edition, Revue, Corrigée, & Augmentée d'un Traité de la Culture des Melons, & de nouvelles Instructions pour cultiver

      A Amsterdam chez Henri Desbordes, dans le Kalvrstraat, près le Dam 1697 - In-4 relié pelin veau (reliure d'époque), deux volumes en un, frontispice et 26 pages non chiffrées inclu la page de titre, 276 pages, deux planches dépliantes. Tome II : 344 pages avec 11 planches hors-texte, très bels tête de chapitre gravées et quelques croquis gravés dans le texte, suit L'ART OU LA MANIERE & SEURE DE TAILLER LES ARBRES FRUITIERS avec un dictionnaire des termes dont se servent les jardiniers, en parlant des arbres 19 pages, 7 figures dans le texte. Puis suivent avec une pagination commune : le NOUVEAU TRAITE DE LA CULTURE DES MELONS sous un climat tel qu'est celui des provinces unies 8 pages, NOUVELLE INSTRUCTION POUR LA CULTURE DES FLEURS contenant la manière de les cultiver & les ouvrages qu'il faut faire chaque mois de l'année selon leurs différentes espèces avec un catalogue des fleurs les plus belles et les plus rares deux feuillets non chiffré dont le titre et le sommaire puis la pagination reprend à la page 9 jusqu'à la page 140 ; manque la pièce de titre, le coin supérieur des 100 derniers pages (du dernier traité) a été mouillé, on ne détecte que quelques taches foncées marginales jusqu'à la page 110 puis ensuite la mouillure apparait de façon importante pour finir colorée sur les 10 dernières pages, la pourriture du papier est arrêté, il n'y a pas de manque. L'exemplaire reste très attractif malgré ce défaut qui mériterait restauration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della natura de' fiumi trattato fisico-matematico

      Pisarri, Bologna 1697 - 4to. [12], 375 pp., engr. frontispiece, 15 folding engraved plates, 19c half vellum with spine label. Pages untrimmed. Nice, clean copy. --- Riccardi I, 643; Wellcome III, 177; Roberts & Trent, pp. 151-152; Gamba 1940; Piantanida 1659 --- First edition of the first important riparian treatise. Guglielmini's (1655-1710), approach to hydraulics was through extensive field observation, and Gamba praises the work not only for its classical hydraulics, but for the clarity of its verbal and mathematical expression. The book discusses the nature of rivers and their parts, the motion of water, estuaries and confluents, riverbanks, and the kind of materials carried by rivers. --- Gamba 1641: "Edizione originale e rara"; Libreria Vinciana 1659; Riccardi I1, 643, 91: "Meno pregiata, ma più rara"; Roberts/Tr. 152f.; Wellcome III, 177. - "E questa l'opera che più d'ogni altra rese immortale il nome dell'a(utore). La sua notorietà ci dispensa dal darne minuto ragguaglio. Avvertiremo solo che la dottrina degl'alvei fu portata dall'a(utore). a(utore) tale profezione, che oggi, dopo un secolo emezzo di progressi, rimane tuttavia il testo degli idraulici." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theses Adversus Balth. Bekkerum Circa Operationes Daemonum in Libro, Quem Vocat Die Bezauberte Welt.

      Literis Hakianis, Wittenberg 1697 - Unbound pamphlet. Small quarto. (7 1/2 x 6 inches). (16) p. Sewn, paper backstrip. No wrappers. Title page serves as front wrapper. The printed text of a disputation delivered to the University of Wittenberg on November 6, 1697, by one Johannes Christianus Bremer. The text is essentially a refutation of some of the arguments presented by Balthasar Bekker in "Die Betoverde Weereld." Bremer seems to argue the existence of demons and of their power and influence in earthly affairs, and suggests that to reject this is ipso facto to deny the existance of angels, and also of God, and to plunge into unholy atheism. Extremely scarce. The full title reads "Theses adversus Balth. Bekkerum circa operationes Daemonum in libro, quem vocat Die Bezauberte Welt gravissime errantem directae quas placido eruditorum examini d. 6. Nov. a. 1697 subjicient praeses M. Andr. Kunad, et respondens Johannes Christianus Bremer Belticensis Sax." No copies in Caillet, or the KTO-published Cornell Witchcraft Collection Catalogue, nor referenced by Thorndike. Manuscript number on title. Corners creased and pages browned and a little chipped at edges. Still a still a complete, near VG copy of an extremely scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia Pacis Westphalicae.,

      Gotha, Boetius, 1697 - (28) Bl., 724 S., 13 Bl., 192 Seiten mit einem Frontispiz, angebunden: Justini Presbevtae Discursus De Jure Legationis Statuum Imperii, (Henniges, Heinrich) 1701, 316 Seiten, Pfanneri, Responsum ad Caesaris Bonamici Epistolam Arcanorum Pacis Westphalicae Vindicem, 1699, 32 Seiten und Pfanneri, Epistola ad Amicum de Arcanis Pacis Westphalicae, 1698, 14 Seiten Ex-Libris auf Spiegel, guter Zustand Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 Editio Tertia Prioribus emendatior atque aliquantum auctior, ex præsertim parte, qua de novo Electoratu constituendo agitur, pro Præsenti temporum Statu cognitu maximè utilis, imò necessaria.

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        Klärliche Beschreibung Der fünff Säulen-Ordnungen / und der gantzen Bau-Kunst. Aus dem sechsten und dritten Buche Vincentii Scamozzi, Baumeisters zu Venedig. Darinnen weitläuftig gehandelt wird von dem Ursprung der Ordnungen /.

      Nürnberg. Johann Hoffmann / Kunst- und Buchhändler, 1697. - 3 in 1, mit 83 Kupfern, davon 2 Falttafeln, 4°. 34,5 x 21,9 cm. 15 Bl., 192 S., 11 Bll. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der erste Titel ohne Frontispiz, mit einer Textabbildung und 83 ganzseitigen Kupfern, davon zwei gefaltet, eines der beiden Faltblätter nur noch hälftig vorhanden, der Buchblock sauber und gut, die beiden angebundenen Titel wurden zeiltlich aller Wahrscheinlichkeit vor Titel 1 gedruckt, das Vergleichsexemplar des 2. Teiles in Erfurt weist ebenfalls nur 27 der beschriebenen 29 Kupfer auf, bei Teil 1 fehlen 3 Kupfer (Blatt,6, 16,17), vorhanden sind weiter ein kleiner Holzschnitt, eine Schlußvignette und zwei Leisten in Holzschnitt, weiter im Titel (1): .und den Zierrathen der Säulen/ wie auch von der derselben Anzahl / sambt einigen nützlichen Wiederlegungen anderer ungereimbter Arten / dann eigentlicher Entwerfung aller ihrer gehörigen Maßen und Verhältnissen; alles nach den ältesten und besten Exempeln, Dabey auch Von den Eintheilungen der Säulen-, Lauben und Bogen / sambt den Abrissen aller Theile und Glieder der Toskanischen / Dorischen / Ionischen / Römischen und Corinthischen Ordnung/ und worzu dieselben zu gebrauchen/ wie auch von den Decken / Gewölbern / Stiegen / Thüren / Fenstern und andern zu den Gebäuden gehörigen Sachen, dann ferner von allen Arten von Gebäuden / sowol bey den alten Griechen und Römern, als heute zuTage / von grossse Herren und andere / sowol in Städten als auf dem Lande. Mit Bey die neuntzig wohlgerissenen Figuren, alles aus dem Italiänischen selbsten und mit grossem Fleiß genommen / und wo in demselben Druck-Fehler/ deren eine grosse Menge mit grosser Undeutlichkeit gefunden werden / überall nach dem wahren Verstande geändert/ denn mit der Holländischen Übersetzung verglichen / und mit gäntzlicher Verwerffung derselben / als welche mit unzehlichen Haupt-Fehlern angefüllet / von allen solchen Fehlern gesaubert / erkläret / und den Liebhabern dieses edlen Stückes der Mathematique zum besten / in öffentlichen Druck gegeben, - angebunden zwei weitere Titel: (2) - Vortitel: Johann Wilhelms Werck Meisters in deß H. Röm. Reichs Statt Franckfurt Architectura Civilis. Beschreibung und Vorreisssung unterschiedlicher Vornehme Dach und andere zur Baukunst beförderlichen Wercke Zufinden bey Paulus Fürsten seel. : Wittib und Erben Cum Prin. S.C.M., Haupttitel: Architectura Civilis, Oder Beschreibung und Vorreissung vieler vornehmer Dachwerck / als hoher Helmen / Creutzdächer / Wiederkehrungen / Welscher Hauben / auch Kelter / Fallbrücken: Item allerley Pressen / Schnecken oder Windelstiegen und andern dergleichen Mechanischen Fabrichen: Alles Mit höchstem Fleiß zusammen getragen / und der lieben Jugend / sonderlich aber allen Kunstliebhabern der Architectur zu Nutz und Dienst an Tag gegeben / Von Johann Wilhelm / weitberümbt. und kunstverständigen Meister in des Heiligen Römischen Reichs-Stadt Franckfurt am Mayn, Nürnberg / In Verlegung Paul Fürstens / seel. Wittib und Erben, 6 Bl. Text, 41 von 44 Blatt. Abbildungen in Kupferstich, es fehlen die Blätter 6, 26 und 27, , -(3)- Vortitel: - Der zweyte Teihl Architecturae Civilis der Beschreibung und Vorreissung unterschiedlicher Dach, und anderer vornehmen Bauwercke, Zu finden, bey Paul Fürsten seel.: Wittib und Erben, - Haupttitel: Architectura Civilis Pars II Oder Zweyter Theil / Der Beschreibung und Vorreissung vieler vornehmer Dachwercke / hoher Helmen / Welscher Gauben / auch Thürme/ und dergleichen / so wohl auch etzlicher Schraub- und Heb-Geschirr/ einfach und doppelter Hojen/ und so fortan / Wie solche zu allerhand Fabriken / insonderheit auf Kirchen / Schlösser / Rahthäuser /etc. mögen gebraucht werden. Von unterschiedlichen wohlerfahrenen und geschickten Meistern der Baukunst zusammen getragen/ und den Liebhabern zu Dienst und Nutzen offentlich allhier mitgetheilet, Nürnberg / In Verlegung Paul Fürstens/ seel.: Wittib und Erben, 6 Bl. Text, 27 von 29 Blatt Abbildungen in Kupferstich, es fehlen die Blätter 16 und 17 , das ganzseitige Frontispiz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian Pattern Paraphras'd or, The Book of the Imitation of Christ

      London: Abel Roper/Roger Clavel, 1697. "...commonly ascrib'd to Thomas a Kempis, Made English by Luke Milbourne, a Presbyter of the Church of England". This is an awkward verse translation, the 1st edition thus, quite rare. A good copy in a restored hardcover binding with new endpapers and leather spine. Original leather boards are worn on all edges; there is a chip from the lower corner of the frontis page; entire volume is moderately foxed. 328 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Fortune in Her Wits, or, the Hour of all Men. Written in Spanish by the Most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas . . . Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens.

      London: Printed for R. Sare, F. Saunders and Tho. Bennet, 1697. - The first English translation of Quevedo's La Hora de Todos y la Fortuna con Seso, a biting satire of Spanish politics under the king's minister Olivaries, written under the guise of a prose fantasy. As a writer of prose satire, Ouevedo is of the first rank in Spanish literature. John Stevens was a prolific translator of Spanish literature and author on subjects Spanish. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spine. Wing Q-188. Binding somewhat rubbed, but internally a fine, clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fascicle of archival law documents from Santervás de Campos near Valladolid.

      Valladolid, 1505 and 1697. - Folio (218 x 306 mm). 13 pp. on 8 ff. 16th and 17th c. Spanish chancery (brown ink on paper). Sewn within contemp. wrapper with list of contents, numbered "No. 52". The first document (8 pp.) concerns a sales contract between the seller Doña María Cabeza de Vaca and the buyer Don Rodrigo de Verdesoto: on 13 March 1505, Doña María of Santervás de Campos (near Valladolid in Spain) sold Don Rodrigo ten medium-sized batches of bread for 60,000 Maravedís. Numerous ms. marginalia and notes of later centuries. - Attached to this is a document (3 ½ pp.), according to which descendants of the buyer, Alfonso and Francisco Verdesoto, tried to lodge claims in the same matter nearly two centuries later; these claims were rejected by the city council in 1697. - Slight tears and waterstains to corners In den Ecken geringfügig wasserrandig; altogether well-preserved.

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        SECRET HISTORY OF WHITE-HALL, From the Restoration of Charles II. Down tot he Abdication of the late K. James. Writ at the request of a noble Lord, and conveyed to him in letters, by . late secretary-interpreter to the Marquess of Lourvois, who by that means had the perusall of all the private minutes between England and France for many years. The whole consisting of secret memoirs, which have hitherto lain conceal'd, as not being discoverable by any other hand.

      London R. Baldwin 1697 - First edition. 8vo, contemporary full calf, the spine with blind tooled compartments between raised bands, one compartment with a paper title label lettered in manuscript, board edges tooled in blind, page edges sprinkled red. [xii], 80, 80, 80, 64, 80, 110 pp. A very pleasing and finely preserved copy, internally, quite fresh and clean, the paper crisp and the text-block sturdy and sound, the contemporary binding solid and with minor age-wear at the extremities. FIRST EDITION OF WHAT LOWNDES CALLED "A SCANDALOUS WORK." The author, a captain in the King’s Life Guards, published this series of letters reputed to be between and English peer and a French official between 1676 and 1689, claiming them to be secret diplomatic transactions previously concealed and now divulged. Modern historians are unsure and opinions conflicting in how much accuracy or reliance can be placed on the text. The author wrote a number of other historical works. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Gentleman's Recreation: In Four Parts. Viz. Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing. Wherein these Generous Exercises are Largely Treated of, and the Terms of Art for Hunting and Hawking are More Amply Enlarged than Heretofore

      London: J Dawks for N Rolls in Petty- Canons-Hall, in St Paul's Church-yard. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and upper board detached. Frontispiece plate trimmed at fore-edge, torn and laid on linen. Ownership inscription on title deleted resulting in several small holes. Some browning. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Contents firm. 1697. Fourth Edition. Leather cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 138pp; 91pp; 78pp; 71pp; 90pp, 8pp; 101pp. Engraved frontispiece giving 'Easie Directions for Blowing the Horn' [including musical notes] and 4 folding engraved plates all by W. Dolle. '... Also the method of Breeding and Managing a Hunting-Horse'. Together with 'An Abridgement of Manwood's Forrest Laws. And of all the Acts of Parliament Made Since; Which Relate to Hunting, Hawking, Fishing or Fowling' published by Math. Rolls 1696. .

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        Eunuchi Conjugium: die Capaunen-Heyrath. Hoc est Scripta & Judicia varia de conjugio inter eunuchum & virginem juvenculam Anno M. DC. LXVI, t[unc]. t[emporis]. à quibusdam supremis theologorum collegiis petita, postea hinc inde collecta

      Halle, 1697 - Judicial and theological opinions (in Latin and German) regarding the controversial marriage in 1666 of the castrato and court favorite, Bartolomeo de Sorlisi, with a young Dresden girl, Dorothy Lichtwer. The discovery of the marriage, which had the blessing of Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony, provoked a cry of outrage in many circles, including the Lutheran theological establishment as well many in the legal community, and Sorlisi soon became the unfortunate victim of much abuse and mockery. Upon his death in 1672, the marriage was adnnulled in 1672, but the firestorm of controversy which erupted did not abate for many years to come. So controversial was the Sorlisi-Lichter marriage, however, that EUNUCHI CONIUGIUM went through a total of nine editions, of which this is the second. Editions followed of 1718, 1730, 1737, and 1759. OCLC locates only four copies in the US of the first (Harvard, Harvard Law, NY Academy of Medicine, and UCLA); of this second edition, only one copy is found in the US (Harvard Law) Second edition (preceded by the first edition of 1685). 8vo. [8], 159 pp. Text in Latin and German. Disbound. Title page a little soiled, slightly foxing hear and there, a few leaves dog-eared. Gay-Lemonnyer. Bibl. des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour (4. éd.); II, col. 193 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tchnographia Oppidi et Castri Marieburgi

      Nuremberg 1697 - Size : 250x310 (mm), 9.875x12.25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Histoire Des Dietes De Pologne Pour Les Elections Des Rois / Par M. De La Bizardiere

      Paris : Thomas Moette 1697 - Physical desc. : 253 p. ; 17 cm. Subject: Poland --History --Elective monarchy, 1572-1763 --Politics and government --Kings and rulers Fine copy rebound in contemporary gilt-blocked calf. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached 1 Kg. 253 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionaire Historique et Critique [Historical and Critical Dictionary] (Two Volumes bound in Four Folio Volumes)

      Rotterdam: Chez Reinier Leers. 1697. First. First edition. Four Volumes: Volume 1, Part 1 (A-B); Volume 1, Part 2 (C-G); Volume 2, Part 1 (H-O); Volume 2, Part 2 (P-Z). Folios. Illustrated with engraved title vignettes. Contemporary full calf. Early owner's signature on the front flyleaf of each volume. Ex-library set with bookplates and small number stamp. The boards are worn and detached or split at the joints, the endleaves are soiled. One volume (Vol. 2, part 2) lacks the engraved title vignette (neatly cut out along the oval border), else a fair only, complete set. The scarce first edition of Bayle's great Dictionary that inspired Europe's leading Enlightenment thinkers, including Denis Diderot and other Encyclopedistes. .

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        Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden, and several other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Made English by Mr. Dryden. To Which Is Prefixid a Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire. by Mr. Dryden.

      London Jacob Tonson 1697 - Early issue. Adorned with sculptures, being sixteen finely engraved copper plates by Hollar, including the frontispiece, to illustrate each of the Satires and one additional engraved bust of Persius. Also with engraved half-titles to each of the Satires. 8vo, contemporary full speckled calf, sometime lont ago rebacked to period style with the spine featuring gilt ruled raised bands, one compartment with a dark green morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt, endleaves renewed. xo, 501, [3] pp. A well preserved copy. Some minor toning or foxing, more so to the title and frontispiece, binding with some normal age evidence. AN IMPORTANT TRANSLATION OF ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSICAL TEXTS. Jacob Tonson published The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis and Aulus Persius Flaccus originally in 1693. Tonson assembled this complete translation of Juvenal's Satires by "various hands", but numbers 1, 3, 6, 10, and 16 were all done by Dryden himself. Number 7 was done by his son Charles, and 14 by his son John. The complete translation of Persius is by Dryden alone, and Dryden also wrote the substantial preface, the "Discourse concerning the original and progress of satire", in which he explains the history of the genre and gives a critique of its principal Latin practitioners. He also provides reflections on its modern use. While the sixteen Satires are translations rather than imitations, and generally preserved the original Roman allusions, there are a number of turns of phrase which reflect satirically upon William III. Doubtless both the tragic pessimism of Junius' tenth satire, and Persius's Stoicism in the face of Neronian terror, had a contemporary resonance for Dryden. No reader of Junius’ third satire could avoid hearing the translator's voice within its lines. The engraved plates are much in the same style as the somewhat more famous plates in Dryden’s ‘Virgil’, which was first published the same year as this edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Portland Vase

      Antonio de Rossi,, Rome 1697 - The Portland Vase~ First edition ~ Work by Pietro Santi Bartoli with 114 engravings "Gli antichi Sepolcri, ." Rome, Antonio de Rossi, 1697 A.D. Author/Engraver: Pietro Santi Bartoli (also Sante or Santo; 1635 - November 7, 1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter. Title: "Gli antichi Sepolcri, overo Mausolei romani, et etruschi, Trovati in Roma & in altri luoghi celebri; nelli quali si contengono molte erudite Memorie: Raccolti, disegnati, & intagliati da Pietro Santi Bartoli. In Roma, M.DC.XCVII. Nella Stamperia di Antonio de Rossi dientro à San Sivestro in Capite in strada della Vite. Con licenza de' Superiori." Print: Rome, Antonio de Rossi, 1697 A.D. Description: You bid on a first edition of the wonderful illustrated book showing ancient roman tombs and mausoleums in and around Rome. The book contains 114 copper engravgins with illustrating among others the Trajan's Column, the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Column of Marcus Aurelius and the Portland vase (3 views) . Binding: binding in leather of the 18th century gilt-stamped title on spine Size: ca. 33,2 x 23,2 x 3,0 cm Illustration: - 114 copper engravings (3 double-paged) Collation: - 2 blank leaves - 1 title leaf - 3 leaves foreword - 3 leaves index - 1 blank leaf - 114 copper engravings - 2 blank leaves Complete! Condition: For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is renowned for both its beauty and its mystery. In The Portland Vase, Robin Brooks takes us on a vivid journey across Europe and through the centuries, as this delicate piece of glass, less than ten inches in height, passes through the hands of a stunning cast of characters, including the first Roman emperor, Augustus; a notorious tomb raider; a reckless cardinal; a princess with a nasty gambling habit; the ceramics genius Josiah Wedgwood; the secretive Duchess of Portland; and a host of politicians, dilettantes, and scam artists. Rich with passion, inspiration, jealousy, and endless speculation, the story of The Portland Vase spans more than two thousand years and remains one of the art world's greatest enigmas.Ex-libris Charles de Brosses, comte de Tournay, baron de Montfalcon, seigneur de Vezins et de Prevessin (auteur des Lettres d'Italie). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettere memorabili, istoriche, politiche ed erudite.

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

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        The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden

      London : Jacob Tonson, 1697 A good copy in contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, title page in red and black inks, and 91 (of 101) full page engravings. This is the first illustrated edition of Dryden's famous translations of Virgil's works completed in 1696. The illustrations are spectacular - each dedicated to a subscriber who donated 5 guineas for the privilege. With frontispiece by M Vander Gucht (a flemish engraver working in England); title page; dedication to the Right Hon Lord Clifford 4pp; Life of Vergil 16pp; Preface to the Pastorals 12pp; Poems to Dryden 6pp; Lists of Subscribers [which also provide a plate index] 4pp; plate and text to Pastorals p 1-48; Dedication to Earl of Chesterfield 5pp; Essay on the Georgics 6pp; Georgics pp 49-147; Dedication (45pp); Aeneispp 201-619; Postscript to the Reader p621-623; Notes and Observations p625-640. The pagination between Georgics and Aeneis is odd in that the page numbers stop with Georgics and restart with Aeneis; the dedication is not paginated and the 'gap' is bigger than it should be (by about 10 pp). However, no content is missing from any of the sections listed. The contemporary panelled calf binding has been extensively repaired at some time, relaying what could be saved of the original calf to both boards and spine. The binding is in good condition. Internally there is a small ink signature of Jasper Radcliffe Cook to the top of the title page. There is a little worming to the bottom margin (not affecting text) which is noticeable from the title page to part way through the preface but is then a single small hole which looks like a dot. Around 4 leaves have small repaired margin tears; there is some page loss (but not content loss) from the bottom corner of pp 331 and 353 and the bottom margin of the plate at p550. The overall condition of the text and plates is good to very good. There are some browned sections, some offsetting from plates to text, and occasional marking, but text and plates are generally clean. 10 plates from the Georgics section are lacking - there is no sign that they were cut out, so it is possible they were lost prior to the point when the binding was repaired. Please enquire if you would like to see more images beyond the 5 allowed by the website.

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        Novissima Perfectissima Africae

      Amsterdam 1697 - Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet size: 19 3/4 x 23". Inventory#p283pmat.

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        Recentissima Novi Orbis, Sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula

      Amsterdam 1697 - Rare issue of Allard's map of North and South America, the first to show important corrections to the mapping of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley. "The map of America by Allard is derived from that of Frederick de Wit, c. 1675" (Burden). Significantly, however, Allard corrects the mapping of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley. "The former are entirely re-engraved as are the nearby waterways off the St. Lawrence River including Lake Champlain, which is moved south-west. Lake Superior is now enclosed to the west as is Lac des Puans, which is renamed Lac Illinois, placing the previous toponym correctly in Green Bay. To the west an entirely new and more recent depiction of the Mississippi valley is inserted. This is derived from that of Louis Hennepin . published in 1697" (Burden). This is Burden's second state, with a ruled border surrounding the New Zealand inset but without the textual descriptions of climates between the neat line and gradients. It is the first state to show the important corrections noted above. Beyond the cartographic importance, the cartouche is especially attractive, with an allegorical figure of America seated within a sugar cane field inhabited by exotic animals and scenes relating to mankind's eternal search for gold. Burden, The Mapping of North America II: 724; McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island , 132; Tooley, "California as an Island," in The Mapping of America 65. Copper-engraved map. Small inset of New Zealand within the cartouche.

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        Dictionaire Historique et Critique [Historical and Critical Dictionary] (Two Volumes bound in Four Folio Volumes)

      Chez Reinier Leers, Rotterdam 1697 - First edition. Four Volumes: Volume 1, Part 1 (A-B); Volume 1, Part 2 (C-G); Volume 2, Part 1 (H-O); Volume 2, Part 2 (P-Z). Folios. Illustrated with engraved title vignettes. Contemporary full calf. Early owner's signature on the front flyleaf of each volume. Ex-library set with bookplates and small number stamp. The boards are worn and detached or split at the joints, the endleaves are soiled. One volume (Vol. 2, part 2) lacks the engraved title vignette (neatly cut out along the oval border), else a fair only, complete set. The scarce first edition of Bayle's great *Dictionary* that inspired Europe's leading Enlightenment thinkers, including Denis Diderot and other Encyclopedistes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Latina Sive Notitia Autorum Veterum Latinorum quorumcunque Scripta ad nos pervenerunt. Accessit Duplex Appendix.

      Benjaminem Schiller, Bibliopol, Hamburgi [Hamburg] 1697 - FIRST EDITION. Full vellum with hand written title and date. All edges colored black. General light soiling and spine is a little darkened as is not unusual for books this age. frontispiece engraving is glued to front free endpage. Endsheets appear original. Title in red and black. 2nd and 3rd leaf nearly detached, spine webbing visible in first couple of gutters. Pagination: frontis, titlepage, [vi], [4], [1]-210, 203-216, + Appendix 206pp. Page 207 missnumbered 107. At page 211 is numbered 203 and starts count again there. The appendix has page 57 misnumbered as 56, 144 is misnumbered 341, 183 is misnumbered 283, 192 is misnumbered 292. Collated and complete. Rare copy of this first edition. Johann Albert Fabricius (November 11, 1668 - April 30, 1736), was a German classical scholar and bibliographer. Fabricius is credited with 128 books, but very many of them were only books which he had edited. One of the most famed and laborious of these is the Bibliotheca Latina (1697). The divisions of the compilation are -- the writers to the time of Tiberius; then to the time of the Antonines; and thirdly, to the decay of the Latin language; a fourth gives fragments from old authors, and chapters on early Christian literature. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheque orientale, ou dictionnaire universel, contenant généralement tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des peuples de l'Orient.

      Paris, Compagnie des libraires, 1697. - Folio (262 x 400 mm). (32), 1059 [but: 1057], (1) pp. T. p. printed in red and black. Contemp. calf on six raised bands with giltstamped label to richly gilt spine (rubbed). First edition of this copious, variously reprinted dictionary of the culture and history of the Near East. "One of the landmarks in Arabic studies" (Hamilton 36). Continued by A. Galland after the death of Herbelot. - Somewhat brownstained; slight worming in lower margin near beginning. From the library of Ditton Park in Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), owned by Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu (1638-1709), with engr. bookplate on front pastedown. Atabey 572. Fück 98. Graesse II, 376. Hoefer XXIV, 283. Zischka 15. OCLC 53777588. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lanndhandvest - Des Herzogthumbs Steyer. Darinnen desselben Kayserl. Königl. und landsfürstliche von Zeit zu Zeit Allergnädigst und Gnädigst erhaltene Freyheiten Statuta, Lands-Gebräuch und andere Satz- und Ordnungen nach langs begriffen...

      Grätz, Widmanstätterische Erben, 1697.. Erstauflage, EA 18, 68, 14 Seiten 4°, Leder. zwei gestochen ganzseitige Wappen, 4 Bünde Wappenprägung am Buchdeckel, Römischer Kayselicher auch zu Hungarn und Böhaimb königl. Majestät Erzherzog zu Österreich Confirmation und Befestigung Des Fürstenthumbs Steyer Berg-Rechts-Büchel, Graz Widmanstetterische Erben, 1697, schönes gestochenes Exlibris innen am Buchdeckel, erste und letzte Seite etws fleckig, Kanten gering berieben, sonst guter Zestand

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        The secret history of Whitehall. From the restoration of Charles II. Down to the abdication of the late K. James. Writ at the request of a noble Lord, and conveyed to him in letters, by ________ late Secretary- Interpreter to the Marquess of Louvois, who by that means had the perusal of all the private minutes between England and France for many years. The whole consisting of secret memoirs, which have hitherto lain conceal'd, as not being discoverable by any other hand. Published from the original papers.

      R. Baldwin, London 1697 - First edition, small 8vo, pp. [14], 80, 80, 80, 64, 80, 110; contemporary paneled calf with tasteful modern rebacking and red morocco label on spine, extremities worn and boards a little splayed, but overall good and sound. Jones (fl. 1676-1720), a captain in the English royal regiment of dragoons, spent much of his time on the continent, where he became fluent in modern languages and was appointed to serve the Marquis of Louvois. Jones published many works in his lifetime, but The Secret History is chief among them. It "consists of a series of letters purporting to have been written by Jones to an English peer between January 1676 and February 1689, and professes to divulge the secret diplomatic transactions that had passed between the English and French courts during the previous twenty years. Little reliance can, however, be placed on these pretensions" (DNB). Wing J934. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais d'un Dictionnaire Universel, Contenant generalement tous les mots Francois tant vieux que modernes, & les termes de toutes les Sciences & des Arts [ ].

      Amsterdam, Henri Desbordes, 1697.. In-12, pleine basane de l'epoque, dos a nerfs orne, tranches rouges, (8), 313, (2) p. Le prospectus que Furetiere publia pour presenter son dictionnaire et qui mit le feu aux poudres. Irrite par la lenteur de l'avancement des travaux de l'Academie, Furetiere obtint de Louis XIV un privilege pour publier son propre Dictionnaire. Furieux de cette "trahison", les academiciens exclurent Furetiere de leur rang a la suite de cet opuscule et obtinrent de Louis XIV le retrait du privilege. Furetiere repliqua en publiant de violents pamphlets contre l'Academie et les academiciens. "Ces 'Essais d'un dictionnaire universel' comportent 350 mots choisis par Furetiere comme echantillons du dictionnaire qu'il est en train d'elaborer et dont il annonce la parution prochaine. Il s'agit en fait pour le lexicographe de demontrer que son dictionnaire n'est en rien identique a celui de l'Academie qui pouvait manquer d'etre legitimement inquiete devant ce projet redige par l'un des siens, d'autant plus qu'il depassait l'envergure du dictionnaire de l'Academie" (Jean Pruvost). (Brunet, II, 1425. Tchemerzine-Scheler, III, 397). Accrocs et epidermures au dos, mors et coins. Quelques brunissures..

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        Dictionnaire Historique et critique. Par Monsieur Bayle.

      Rotterdam, Reinier Leers, 1697.. 4 volumes in-folio, plein veau havane brun de l'epoque, dos a nerfs ornes, pieces de titre et index alphabetique de maroquin bordeaux (reliure abimee, mors fendus, coins emousses, manques de cuir), grande vignette de titre gravee repetee, notes sur deux colonnes, (4), 12, 712 p.; (2), [713]-1359, (1) p.; (2), 710 p. et (2), [711]-1331, (56) p. de tables. Edition originale du 'Dictionnaire de Bayle'. Chaque partie possede sa propre page de titre, ornee d'une grande vignette sur cuivre de A. Van der Werf gravee par Van der Gouven. L'acheve d'imprimer est date du 24 octobre 1696. " 'L'Arsenal des Lumieres', pille et reedite tout au long du XVIIIe siecle tant par les croyants que par les sceptiques qui trouverent de quoi accumuler, dans les notes sibyllines de l'oeuvre, des munitions pour leur argumentation philosophique. En plus des huit editions francaises publiees en l'espace de cinquante ans, le 'Dictionnaire' a ete traduit en anglais (deux versions : 1709 et 1734-1741) et en allemand (1741-1744)" (ARTFL, Univ. of Chicago). (En Francais dans le Texte, n°129. Printing of the Mind of Man, n°300.b) Reliure abimees, quelques trous de vers, bon etat interieur..

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        The Christian Pattern Paraphras'd or, The Book of the Imitation of Christ

      Abel Roper/Roger Clavel, London 1697 - ".commonly ascrib'd to Thomas a Kempis, Made English by Luke Milbourne, a Presbyter of the Church of England". This is an awkward verse translation, the 1st edition thus, quite rare. A good copy in a restored hardcover binding with new endpapers and leather spine. Original leather boards are worn on all edges; there is a chip from the lower corner of the frontis page; entire volume is moderately foxed. 328 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Treatises upon Several Subjects, formerly printed singly, now collected into one volume

      London: Printed for S. Manship. 1697. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing of this collected edition, 1697. 8vo, original panelled calf, (16) 506 pp., lacks flyleaves and possibly half title, binding very good with light rounding and rubbing of corners, some expert restoration to joints, contents nice and clean, a couple short repaired tears to title page. The author, a Cambridge Platonist (1657-1711) was an early opponent of John Locke and wrote much on the soul, philosophy, etc. RARE on the market.

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        The Praise of York-shire Ale Wherein is enumerated several sorts of Drink, with a Discription of the Humors of most sorts of Drunckards. To which is added, a York-shire Dialogue, in its pure natural dialect, as is now commonly spoken in the North parts of York-shire. The third edition. With the Addition of some Observations, of the Dialect and Pronuntiation of Words in the East Ryding of York-shire. Together with a Collection of significant and usefull proverbs

      By G.M. Gent. 2 p.l., 124 pp. Small 8vo, early 19th-cent. blue morocco by C. Lewis (title a little dusty, small portion of outer upper corner of title carefully renewed at an early date), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, orange morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. York: J. White for F. Hildyard, 1697. Third edition and best edition, greatly enlarged, of this important contribution to the study of contemporary northern English dialect and pronunciation. George Meriton (1634-ca. 1711), was a legal writer and owner of Castle Leavington in the North Riding of Yorkshire. "In 1683 he published A York-shire Dialogue in its Pure Natural Dialect at York. A second edition appeared in 1685, also at York, with his poem 'The Praise of York-shire Ale' and a pioneering dialect glossary, preceded in print only by John Ray's; a third edition with additional dialect material was published in 1697."-ODNB. The book is divided into four parts. The first part (pp. 1-78) provides the poem, a lively narrative of a Rabelaisian jaunt by Bacchus and his court to Northallerton, Easingwold and York, consuming astonishing quantities of the "humming Yorkshire ale." The second (pp. 79-81) is entitled "Some Observations concerning the Dialect and various Pronunciation of words in the East-Riding of Yorkshire." The third part (pp. 83-85) is a "Collection of Significant and usefull Proverbs, some of which are apropriated to York-shire" and the fourth part (pp. 89-124) is the glossary. Fine copy with the bookplate of William Gott. This copy passed on to his son, John Gott (1830-1906), bishop of Truro. He owned a perfect First Folio and a number of Shakespeare quartos. The most important Shakespeare volumes were directly purchased by Folger but the remainder was sold at Sotheby's (see De Ricci, p. 181). This copy sold for the remarkable figure of 215 pounds (20 & 21 March 1908, lot 143). With an early note on the rear free flyleaf: "t/x Hibberts sale. 1839 i/x binding by C. Lewis 1831." .

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        Nouvelle Decouverte D'un Tres Grand Pays

      First Edition, and with the First View Ever Made of Niagara FallsHENNEPIN, Louis. Nouvelle Decouverte D'un Tres Grand Pays. Situ?? dans l'Amerique, entre La Nouveau Mexique, et La Mer Glaciale, Avecles Carrtes, & les Figures necessaires, & de plus l'Hisstoire Naturelle & Morale, & les avantages, qu'on en peut tirer par l'etablissement des Colonies. Le Tout Dedis · Sa Majest?? Britannique. Guillaume III. Utrecht: Chez Guillaume Broedelet, Marchand Libraire, 1697.First edition of this account of Hennepin's travels in what is now the United States and Canada. Twelvemo (6 x 3 1/2 inches; 153 x 30 mm). [70], 506 pp. [with extra 10 * pages, all numbered 313]. With engraved title-page, two folding maps and two folding plates (the first ever view made of Niagara Falls, the other of one of the earliest pictures of an American bison).In this book, (his second) Hennepin includes the substance of his first, the Description de la Louisiane, printed in 1683, and continues with the account of a voyage he here claims to have made to the mouth of the Mississippi and back up again. ìIn the second book Hennepin adds, to his actual voyage up the Mississippi, a pretended one down that stream prior to La Salleî (Howes). That voyage was, in fact, undertaken Le Clerq, and while Hennepin has been much maligned through the ages for his plagiarism, this should not detract from his monumentally important contributions to the history of early American exploration.Contemporary full vellum. Spine lettered in ink in a contemporary hand. Tape repairs to inner margins of leaves ***5 and ***6. One leaf, leaf A with reinforced fore-edge, with no loss, and leaf A6 with small paper repair. A few notes in old ink on front endpapers.Vellum a bit bumped and soiled, but overall an exceptionally clean copy.Louis Hennepin (1640-1705), a Franciscan missionary, traveled with Rene Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, into the interior of North America. No other narrative of French exploration into the interior of North America has enjoyed as wide a popularity or stimulated as much controversy as that of Hennepin. In 1678 he set out with La Salle to explore the basin of the Mississippi. When La Salle returned to France to raise more funds for the exploration, Hennepin continued on and ascended the river from Fort Crevecouer (Chicago) and, ultimately, voyaged farther northwest into the interior than any white man before that time. He discovered St. Anthonyís Falls near the present site of Minneapolis, and gave the first eyewitness account of Niagra Falls. The engraving of the Falls found in this book was the first ever published."This work begins with Epistre Dedicatoire 23 pp., Avis an Lecteur, 26 pp giving details as to his trials and difficulties. Table de Chapitres, 19 pp. The text begins with some general remarks and biographical details and then follows the Description de la Louisiane expanding it, to p. 200 when it copies from Le Clercq's Etablissment de la Foi, p. 153. From p. 249 to 312 is an account of a pretended voyage down the Mississippi. The star pages and most of the remainder are from the Description de la Louisiane enlarged. From 313 to end is in different type from preceding portion, the chapter heads have arabic figures while in the earlier part they have Roman numerals, the head lines differ being Nouvell D??couv before 313 and Nouvel Decouv after 313. The spacing is also different, all tending to show that it was set in another office and by other hands. The introduction of star pages shows that the succeeding portion was printed first. The type on last page is smaller than the body of the work. The work has been rewritten by some literary man not versed in Canadian affairs or Catholic terms The Moeurs des Sauvages is omitted Whether all from 249 to the last 313 was inserted after the work was printed in its original form is a question on which Hennepin's credit depends. The map continues the Mississippi to the gulf, calls the Missouri, R. Otenta puts the Chiquacha on the R. Tamaroa below it, the Akansa on a R. Ouma and to two rivers below on the west absurdly gives the names Hiens and Sablonniere taken from La Salle's last voyage. It omits the tree with the French arms." (Shea, 2).Howes 416, Streeter 104, Sabin 31349, Shea 2.HBS 66730.$22,500

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        MANIFESTACION en que se publican muchos y relevantes servicions y nobles hechos, con que ha servido à sus Senores Reyes la Excelentissima Ciudad de Barcelona. Singularmente en el Sitio horroroso que acaba de padecer este presente ano de 1697.

      Barcelona, en Casa de Cormellas, por Thomas Llorente s.d. (1697). - in-4. 247pp. Parchemin de l'époque à rabats (quelques taches et défauts). Seconde édition de cet ouvrage important pour l'histoire du siège de Barcelone par les Français en 1697. "Importante libro para la historia de nuestra ciudad condal. Publica multitud de documentos inéditos" (Palau). Palau, 27675.

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        Die heutige Kriegs-Disciplin, Worinnen in drei besondern Theilen gehandelt wird

      Kroniger and Gobel, 1697 - 8vo. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. [xiv], 63, [1 blank, 135, [1 blank], 224, [8], 85, [1 blank], [1 errata], [1 blank] pp. Pages 54-56 have the following mis-paginations: page 56 mis-numbered 58; page 60 mis-numbered 58, page 61 mis-numbered 69, and page 64 mis-numbered 62. Title page in red and black, each of 4 sections with unique title page, 84 copper-etched plates (plate 56 LACKING), errata at end of Part 4; text clean, unmarked, LACKS engraved title page and plate 56, toned, water-stain in upper right corner of final 9 leaves. Full modern vellum, leather thongs at head and foot of spine, ms. spine title, 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 inch piece from the original binding mounted to the front cover of the modern vellum bearing the armorial device of Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg, new end-papers; binding square and tight, thongs show wear. Original paste-down preserved with a 5 line inscription showing the date of original purchase by Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg. Modern bookplates of "Messenger" on front free endpaper and Kreuzenstein Castle (by artist Alfred Cossman) on the second modern flyleaf. SCARCE. Very Good. This work is a translation into German of Pierre Giffart's (1637-1723) L'Art Militaire Francois pour l'infanterie. (1696) by Johann Sebastian Gruber, Major. I have not been able to find an online resource for Gruber, only knowing that he published works on military architecture and mathematics into the early 18th century. This book is divided into four parts; it discusses formations on the battle field and gives a series of plates showing musket drills. PROVENANCE: The armorial device of Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg (d. 1703) is on the front cover of this volume, with a 5-line inscription mounted inside the front cover noting the date of purchase of this volume and from whom the book was bought. Sternberg was a member of the Bohemian aristocracy in Prague and built the Sternberg Palace in 1698, which now houses the exhibition space of the National Gallery in Prague. Most of Sternberg's book collection now resides at the National Library of the Czech Republic. This volume also bears the bookplate of Kreuzenstein Castle, the home of Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat who flourished at the turn of the twentieth century. 3 copies worldcat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teatro abierto, político, y moral. Escriviole en lengua toscana Don Antonio Lupis. Traducele en español el P. Fr. Joan de S. Gerónimo, Monge del Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Manuel Ruiz de Murga, 1697 - -10 x 16 cm.- , 16 hs. + 236 págs. + 1 h. Ilustrado con un grabado con escudo nobiliario. Enc. en pergamino de época. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (Recoge la vida de doce personajes como: Crates insensato, Marco Antonio airado, Agripina triste, Diógenes generoso, Ovidio desterrado, etc.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres meslées.

      Par La Compagnie des libraires 1697 - - Par La Compagnie des libraires, A Paris 1697, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-12 (8,5x16,2cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition. Le privilège étant de 1697, on ne sait si cette nouvelle édition diffère de celle donnée par Barbin en 1693, Barbin qui fait lui-même partie de la Compagnie des libraires. Pleine basane brune glacée d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Coiffe de tête du tome I légèrement élimée, celle du tome V arrachée. Coiffes de queue des tome I et IV en partie manquantes. Trous de vers sur les dos des tomes IV et V. Quelques cahiers jaunis.Malgrés les défauts cités, exemplaire possédant une jolie tenue. Charles Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1614-1703), fut un moraliste et un critique libertin, sa rigueur et son indépendance critique annonce les philosophes des Lumières, et ce fut peut-être le premier auteur qui fit de la critique un métier. il se préoccupa peu de ses écrits qui circulèrent surtout par manuscrit de son vivant. Cette édition, qui recueille diverses pièces de l'auteur, dont de nombreuses lettres, des critiques, des recherches historiques et des poésies est due à l'abbé de raguenet, qui compléta l'ensemble de maximes de La Rochefoucault (p. 297-326 T. IV), d'une pièce de La Fontaine, d'une lettre de Corneille. Le succès littéraire de Saint Evremont engagea les littérateurs à lui attribuer de nombreuses oeuvres, telles ces maximes de La Rochefoucault, sensiblement différents des éditions récentes du même auteur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Royal Council relative to the salt tax signed by King Louis XIV and the Marquis de Phélypeaux, later Count de Pontchartrain ? Lake Pontchartrain and Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit named in his honor

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Louis? as King and ?Phelypeaux? as Secretary of State of the Maison du Roi and the Navy, concluding two pages, 9.75? x 14.5?, front & verso. Marly, June 25, 1697. In French, not translated. Lightly foxed and soiled. Horizontal folds not touching either signature. Old French catalogue description tipped onto lower left of first page. Fine condition.Offered are the concluding pages of the proceedings of the Royal Council of Finance held at the King?s royal residence at the Château de Marly, about 12 miles west of Paris. The document relates to the right of franc-sallé granted to the recipients of the gabelles, very unpopular taxes on salt.Also signed ?Boncherat de beauviller,? ?le Peletier,? ?De Pomereu,? and ?Daguesseau? as members of the Royal Council.Louis Phélypeaux (1643?"1727), Marquis de Phélypeaux and, from 1699, Count de Pontchartrain, also served as Secretary of State for the Navy (1683-1699). In 1682, French ex

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        Lazarillo de Tormes] Histoire Facetieuse du Fameux drille Lazarille de Tormes. Nouvelle traduction augmentée de plusieurs choses qui avoient eté negligées dans les autres impressions, & sur tout d'un Memoire de Secrets de Medecine fort utile au public & de beaucoup de Tailles Douces sur les principales circonstances de l'histoire. [junto con] Memoire des Admirables Secrets de Diego Lampatho, Directeur du grand Hopital de Tolede.

      Jean Viret, Lyon 1697 - 7.5x13.7. 6h. 294pp. (con 2 errores de paginación - en realidad 298pp.) y 48pp. 8 láminas. Piel de época. Lomo algo rozado, pero buen ejemplar. Según Palau (133479), la traducción es del abateJean Antoine de Charnès. Un ejemplar en la BNE, el CCPB no cita ninguno; WorldCat identifica otros 4 ejemplares. Raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        TEGENWOORDIGEN TOESTAND VAN HET PAUSELYKE HOF NEVENS ALLE ANDERE HOVEN, REPUBLYKEN EN VOORNAAMSTE STEDEN VAN ITALIEN , in verscheide missives beschreven, door seecker naukeurigh reysiger, welcke sigh in de jaren 1690, 1691, 1692 daer heeft bevonden. Overgeset uyt een noit gedruckt Frans manuscript ende tot op dese tijdt toe vervolght.

      Utrecht, Antoni Schouten, 1697.4to. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (top of spine neatly repaired). With fine engraved title-page by I. van Vianen and 8 other engravings (2 folding). (8),223, (3); 279;109, (17) pp.* First Dutch edition. - A description of Italy with observations about Florence, Luca, Rome, Naples, Padua, etc. At the end an instruction for travellers.Tiele 1099.

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        Die heutige Kriegs-Disciplin, Worinnen in drei besondern Theilen gehandelt wird

      Augsburg:: Kroniger and Gobel,, 1697. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. [siv], 63, [1 blank, 135, [1 blank], 224, [8], 85, [1 blank], 1[errata], 1 blank] pp. Pages 54-56 have the following mis-paginations: page 56 numbered 58; page 60 mis-numbered 58, page 61 mis-numbered 69, and page 64 mis-numbered 62. Title page in red and black, each of 4 sections with unique title page, 84 copper-etched plates (plate 56 LACKING), errata at end of Part 4; text clean, unmarked, LACKS engraved title page and plate 56, toned, water-stain in upper right corner of final 9 leaves. Full modern vellum, leather thongs at head and foot of spine, ms. spine title, 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 inch piece from the original binding mounted to the front cover of the modern vellum bearing the armorial device of Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg, new end-papers; binding square and tight, thongs show wear. Original paste-down preserved with a 5 line inscription showing the date of original purchase by Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg. Modern bookplates of "Messenger" on front free endpaper and Kreuzenstein Castle (by artist Alfred Cossman) on the second modern flyleaf. SCARCE. Very Good. This work is a translation into German of Pierre Giffart's (1637-1723) L'Art Militaire Francois pour l’infanterie.... (1696) by Johann Sebastian Gruber, Major. I not been able to find an online resource for Gruber, only knowing that he published works on military architecture and mathematics into the early 18th century. This book is divided into four parts; it discusses formations on the battle field and gives a series of plates showing musket drills. PROVENANCE: The armorial device of Vaclav Vojtech Sternberg (d. 1703) is on the front cover of this volume, with a 5-line inscription mounted inside the front cover notes the date of purchase of this volume, noting from whom the book was bought. Sternberg was a member of the Bohemian aristocracy in Prague and built the Sternberg Palace in 1698, which now houses the exhibition space of the National Gallery in Prague. Most of Sternberg's book collection now resides at the National Library of the Czech Republic. This volume also bears the bookplate of Kreuzenstein Castle, the home of Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat who flourished at the turn of the twentieth century. 3 copies worldcat.

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        Situation Du Camp entre Gand et Deynse avec le nombre de trouppes des Allies Campes cy dessus, sous le Commandement de Son Alt. Elect. de Baviere, le 13 Juin en 1697." Befestigungsgrundriss mit naher Umgebung und Eintragung eines Feldlagers

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung um 1697. 45.5x91 cm. - Gent mit Umgebung bis Deinze, zeigt auch den Kanal von Gent nach Brügge, Leie und Ooidonk. Eingezeichnet sind die Truppenaufstellungen eines Lagers der Armee Maximilians II. Emanuel, Kurfürsten von Bayern. Er war 1691 von König Karl II. von Spanien zum Generalstatthalter der Niederlande ernannt worden und kämpfte im Pfälzer Erbfolgekrieg 1688 - 1697 auf den niederländischen Kriegsschauplätzen gegen Frankreich. Hübsche figürliche Kartusche mit militärischem Beiwerk, detaillierte Darstellung in schwarzer Tuschumrandung. Kurze Randeinrisse hinterlegt.

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        Dicionnaire Historique et Critique. 2 Teile in 4 Bänden.

      Rotterdam, Reinier Leers, 1697.. Folio. Mit 4 wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignetten. 2 Bl., 12, 712 S. (Teil 1 / A - B); 1 Bl., S. 713 - 1359, (1) S. (Teil 1 / C- G); 1 Bl., 710 S. (Teil 2 / H - O); 1 Bl., S. 711 - 1331, (1) S., 28 Bl. (Teil 2 / P - Z). Lederbände der Zeit mit geprägter Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, Rückenschildchen und Innenkantenfileten.. "Wohl das amüsanteste und geistreichste Wörterbuch, das jemals geschrieben wurde"(E. Friedell), hier in der ersten Auflage. - Zischka 7 (gibt als 1. Ausgabe ' Rotterdam, 1695 - 1697' an); Graesse I, 314; vgl. Brunet I, 711 (spätere Ausgaben). - Das vorliegende Werk entstand als Erwiderung zu "Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique" des Abbe Louis Moreri (1643 - 1680), der die von ihm behandelten Gegenstände aus kirchlicher Sicht beurteilt. Pierre Bayle (1647 - 1706) plante ursprünglich eine "kritische Neubearbeitung des Moreri" (Zischka XXXVIII), daraus entwickelte sich aber eines der ersten vom Geiste der Frühaufklärung geprägten Nachschlagewerke. Es handelt sich nicht um ein Wörterbuch im heutigen Sinne, sondern um ein Namenslexikon, "das in alphabetischer Anordnung Biographien und die Darstellung von Werken bedeutender Persönlichkeiten aneinanderreiht." (KLL III 2670). Formal gliedern sich die einzelnen Beiträge in einen meist kurzen Textteil und einen mitunter ausufernden Anmerkungsapparat, in dem die eigentliche geistige Auseinandersetzung mit dem jeweiligen Stichwort stattfindet. Hier ist der Platz für Bayles "gewagteste Anspielungen und Unterstellungen" (Carter-Muir 155), die dem Werk seinen skurrilen Charakter verleihen. - Bayle, als Sohn eines protestantischen Pastors geboren, wechselte 1669 zum Katholizismus und rekonvertierte 1670 zum Calvinismus. Er studierte Theologie und cartesianische Philosophie. Später ging er freiwillig ins Exil nach Rotterdam, wo er 1681 eine Professur übernahm und das vorliegende Werk verfaßte. - Außengelenke stellenweise gebrochen; Kapitale schadhaft und teils fehlend; stärker beschabt und bestoßen. Vordere Spiegel jeweils mit handschriftlicher Bibliothekssignatur; fliegendes Blatt von Band 1 mit handschriftlicher Widmung; fliegendes Blatt und Titel von Band 3 und Band 4 jeweils mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk; Titelblätter jeweils mit 2 Stempeln (unleserlich); gebräunt und vereinzelt wasser- und stockfleckig.

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        A Discourse of Trade, Coyn, and Paper Credit:

      London: For Brabazon Aylmer, 1697. London: For Brabazon Aylmer,, 1697. And of Ways and Means to Gain, and Retain Riches. To which is added the Argument of a Learned Counsel, upon an Action of the Case brought by the East-India Company against Mr. Sands an Interloper. Octavao (171 × 111 mm). Contemporary panelled and sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked preserving the original spine. Contemporary ownership inscription of Richard Noyes to the title-page, Shelfmark of the library of Dupplin Castle to the front pastedown, the Herschel V. Jones bookplate to the front free endpaper. Spine ends and corners skilfully restored. Some light toning and occasional spotting, an excellent copy. First edition. John Pollexfen (1636-1715), a successful merchant and economist, served on numerous government bodies, his most important appointment being to the Board of Trade from 1696 to 1707. The Discourse is a "complete exposition of his views on trade and money" (Palgrave.) "Pollexfen's economic writings were a by-product of his public career... Although Pollexfen did recommend that bonds and bills be assignable, he devoted much space to asserting the importance of retaining physical coin and denouncing the expanded role of paper money. Like Locke, he thought that silver had an innate value and that the standard of coin must be invariable. He regarded labour as the sole source of wealth and accordingly supported immigration. He recognized the importance of the domestic trade, which he wished to free from restrictions. In opposition to Child, he argued that the rate of interest was determined not by legislation but by the requirements of trade and the quantity of coin and capital" (ODNB.) From the library at Dupplin Castle, one of the seats of the Earl of Kinnoull, described as having an "excellent collection of books... in the best condition, and splendid bindings" (quoted in "An Account of the principal pleasure tours in Scotland" (1819).)

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        Treatises upon Several Subjects, formerly printed singly, now collected into one volume

      London: Printed for S. Manship, 1697 London: Printed for S. Manship. 1697. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing of this collected edition, 1697. 8vo, original panelled calf, (16) 506 pp., lacks flyleaves and possibly half title, binding very good with light rounding and rubbing of corners, some expert restoration to joints, contents nice and clean, a couple short repaired tears to title page. The author, a Cambridge Platonist (1657-1711) was an early opponent of John Locke and wrote much on the soul, philosophy, etc. RARE on the market.

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