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        Ehren-Ruff Teutsch-Lands / Das ist: Ein gründlicher Bericht, von Ursprung, Tugenden, und löblichen Eigenschafften der Teutschen, krafft deren sie allen andern Völckern, vorderist aber denen Frantzosen, sehr weit überlegen seynd

      Wien, Andreas Heyinger 1698.. 4°. 8 Bll., 642 S., 12 Bll., Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Kap. berieb. Letztes Bl.gelockert. Innendeckel m. Wurmgängen. 8 fehlende Bll. (S. 137-144. 361-368) durch alte kalligraph. Handschrift ergänzt. Mehrf. springen Pagina (370, 375, 482, 510, 595). vgl. Mayer, Wiens Buchdruckergesch. II, 9; Faber du Faur 1514 (Ausg. v. 1692); VD17 14:082259D - "A patriotic vindication of Geman origins, character, & Roman imperial succession during the critical time of Turcish & French invasions" (Jantz 2610)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      London, printed by R. R. for Ri. Chiswell, 1698.. in eight letters. Being nine years travels, begun 1672 and finished 1681. Containing observations made of the moral, natural, and artificial estate of those countries: namely, of their government, religion, laws, customs. Of the soil, climates, seasons, health, diseases. Of the animals, vegetables, minerals, jewels. Of their housing, cloathing, manufactures, trades, commodities. And of the coins, weights and measures, used in the principal places of trade in those parts. First edition 1698, 4to, approximately 305 x 190 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, title page printed red and black, LACKING ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT (supplied in fair facsimile), and SMALL FOLDING PLAN, SMALL PRINTED SLIP TO BOTTOM OF MAP AT PAGE 60 MISSING, present are 6 engraved plates including 2 maps and 2 folding plates (of 3), plus 1 full page map in the text and illustrations in the text, pages (8), xiii, (1) - errata, 1-427 plus 20 of 24 pages of index, lacks last to leaves, bound in full antique leather, double ruled gilt border to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, spine label missing. Covers worn, scuffed and scratched, cardboard showing at corners, 5 - 10 mm (¼ - ½ inch) chipped from head and tail of spine, hinges cracked, upper cover holding on the cords , 2 inscriptions on front endpaper, name at top of title page, large area of title page and prelims have light dampstaining which persists intermittently and to varying lesser degrees throughout the volume, most pages lightly age-browned, 2 leaves heavily browned, occasional small stains, occasional light foxing, 3 neat ink margin notes, some ink underlining to 4 pages, 2 small closed margin tears to text pages, 1 small closed tear to top edge of 1 plate, all expertly repaired, edges of 1 map slightly ragged, not affecting image. Text block tight and firm. Acceptable working copy of an interesting travel book. Fryer (c.1650-1733) was a surgeon in the service of the East India Company. "He spent ... four years on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts, visiting and describing Surat, Bombay and Madras. He also travelled to Gokarna, Karwar, Goa, and ventured inland to Junnar. He was in Persia between 1677 and 1679, then returned to India until 1681. He arrived back in England in 1682 but could not be persuaded to publish an account of his travels for another seventeen years. Despite the delay, his account of the places he visited is accurate and reliable, with numerous anecdotes told with a fine sense of humour. He was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society in 1697, and his book was published by the Society's printer".- Howegego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, page 406, F87. See also Cox, Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 280. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Road from York to West-Chester

      London: , 1698. Pl. 89 Size: 380 × 480 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Good. Map has been cleaned, and had minor professional repairs to margins. This handsome road map is from John Ogilby's 'Britannia', which was the first survey of the roads of England and Wales. It was also the first graphic delineation of roads which established the practice of representing the road on the continuous unfolding strip. It shows the journey from York to Warrington. The route is shown in seven strips, mile by mile, showing every town, village, wood and milestone along the way. Each strip has a compass rose showing north. Large decorated title cartouche at top centre with royal arms below. Major towns featured include: York, Leeds, Rochdale, Manchester and Warrington.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Amsterdam; Bi-Defus ‘imanu’el Ben Yosef ‘atias. 1698. Original full leather. 12mo. [360] pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. With added engraved title page. Even ha­Ezer - laws concerning Jewish marriage and divorce; third volume only of the four volume edition of the Shulhan Aruch issued by the famous Atias press of Amsterdam (Immanuel Atias: “Printer at Amsterdam till 1707; son and business successor of Joseph Athias. The most elegant editions of Hebrew works, among them Maimonides' ‘Yad ha-Hazakah, ’ etc. , were issued by his office. ” Joseph Atias: “Printer and publisher; born in Spain, probably at Cordova, at the beginning of the seventeenth century; died at Amsterdam, May 12, 1700. … Athias' printing-establishment was one of the best equipped in Amsterdam. His wealth enabled him to lavish money on the cutting and casting of type, and to demand artistic work of his designers and die-sinkers. The edition of Maimonides' Yad ha-Hazakah, with ‘Lehem Mishneh, ’ 5 vols. , Amsterdam, 1702-3, begun by Athias and completed after his death by his son Emanuel, is, as Steinschneider says, one of the most elegant and most admired products of the Hebrew press. ” – 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . “Caro wrote the Shulhan 'Aruk in his old age, for the benefit of those who did not possess the education necessary to understand the ‘Bet Yosef. ’ The arrangement of this work is the same as that adopted by Jacob b. Asher in his ‘Arba'ah Turim, ’ but more concise; nor are any authorities given. This book, which for centuries was, and in part still is, ‘the code’ of rabbinical Judaism for all ritual and legal questions that obtained after the destruction of the Temple, has a remarkable history, hardly paralleled by that of any other product of rabbinical literature. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Bound in full leather, with gilt tooled outer edges, decorative endpages. Subjects: Jewish law - Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer - Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat - Commentaries. Jewish law - Early works to 1800. Hebrew language - Texts. OCLC lists 11 copies. Backstrip repaired, rubbing to outer edges, some soiling throughout. Good condition. (SPEC-36-28) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Les Malades de Belle de belle Humeur ou Lettres Divertissantes ecrites de Chaudray.

      Michel Brunet, Paris 1698 - 12mo (6) ff., 424 (i.e. 432) pp. Bound in contemporary French mottled calf, covers triple gilt ruled, spine in six compartments with red morocco title label. Covers and corners somewhat abraded, engraved ex-libris Maurice Villaret on front-end paste down. Marbled end papers and edges; 1 large folding engraving of Dr Ozanne in his consulting room. Some leaves toned and an occasional spot in margin, otherwise very good. Very rare second edition (first 1697) of an enigmatic work that ranges in genre and subject matter from the epistolary novel to poetry, fictitious dialogues, artistic criticism, summaries of classical literary works, and even genuine letters between two important female writers of 17th C France. The work offers an intriguing research project in an age which championed the classical ideal of rigidly self-contained and well-defined genres. The volume opens with a description of the author¿s convalescence in the care of one Dr. Christophe Ozanne, an unlicensed rural physician in Chaudray (1633-1713), followed by a series of letters describing Ozanne, his home, his patients and his remedies. Curiously, in the present copy this first part of the work is preceded by a large folding plate, depicting Dr. Ozanne in his chambers. As we have located the plate in no other copy of the work, it is almost certainly an interpolation, most likely extracted from a work of Ozanne¿s, which we have been unable to identify. Bordelon¿s narrative is overtaken by the literary ephemera that makes this volume such a puzzle, not only for the heterogenous nature of its contents, but also the level of critical intelligence: poetry, a list of mirabilia, elementary plot summaries of Virgil and Homer, an appraisal of Italian vs. French music, etc. Yet the most significant of Bordelon¿s digressions is not fictitious at all: a 20-page excerpt of actual correspondence between the famed female novelist Madeleine de Scudéry and the poet Catherine Descartes, niece of René, including a poem by Scudéry that appears here in print for the first time. The Paris chaplain Abbè de Bordelon (1653-1730) enjoyed great celebrity during his lifetime, publishing dozens of works on a variety of topics. OCLC: Newberry. * Not in Cioranescu. Van Roosbroeck, ¿The ¿Unpublished¿ Poems of Mlle de Scudéry and Mlle Descartes,¿ Modern Language Notes, v. 40 no. 3 (Mar., 1925), pp. 155-158; Ramsey, Professional and Popular Medicine in France 1770-1830, p. 214 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan]
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      Amsterdam: Louis De Lorme,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1698. Hardcover. Exploration; West Indides; Maritime; New World Discovery; frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; x, 354, [xii], 364-98, 401-402, 399-400 pages; RELATION DES VOYAGES ET DES DE'COUVERTES QUE LES ESPAGNOLS ONT FAIT DANS LES INDES OCCIDENTALES. AVEC LA RELATION CURIEUSE DES VOYAGES DU SIEUR DE MONTAUBAN, CAPITAINE DES FILBUSTIERS, EN GUINEE L'AN 1695. Engraved frontispiece. Title printed in black and red. Recently rebound in full leather with pagination unchanged by Vernon Wiering, red leather lettering label to spine. Condition: first and final leaves damp stained and soiled, marginal dampstaining throughout. This is a new edition of the translation of four tracts by Las Casas by Abbe de Bellegarde that was originally published in paris in 1697 (see Sabin 11273). Sabin 11274. European Americana 698/33. Each section has a title page. Colophon p. [358] and 402 erroneously dated MDXCVIII. 308 misnumbered 338. Pages 399/400 bound after 401/402 at an earlier date. With catalogue. Relation of the Voyages and Discoveries made by the Spaniards in the West Indies, written by Don B. De Las Casas Bishop of Chiapas. With the Relatain of the Sieur Montauban, Captain of Buccaneers in Guinea, 1695. Mr. Rich says the translation was made by the Abbe de Bellegarde, whose politeness (or perhaps fear of the Spanish influence at the French court) , induced him to soften some of the cruel parts, lest they should give pain to delicate persons. Contents generally VG and unmarked. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Chronica Der Freyen Reichs Stadt Speier, Darinnen von Dreyerley fürnemlich gehandelt: Erstlich, vom Ursprung, Uffnehmen, Befreyung, Beschaffentheit des Regiments, Freyheiten, Privilegien, Rechten, ... Zum Andern, von Anfang und Auffrichtung des Deutschen Reichs, desselben Regierung durch Könige und Kayser, ... Zum Dritten, von Anfang und Beschreibung der Bischoffen zu Speier, und des Speierischen Bisthums. ... dritte Edition ... verbessert und ... vermehrt durch Johann Melchior Fuchs

      Frankfurt, Oehrling 1698. 36 cm. (28), 969 (irrig 971), (85) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - ADB 18, 134 - BL German 1601-1700 L368 - VD17 3:300359F - Wegele 402f (irrig 1678) - Gedruckt bei Andreä, Frankfurt a. M. - Lehmanns frühestes Werk, der er seinen literarischen Ruf verdankte (ADB). Die vorliegende 3. und vorletzte Ausgabe wurde von dem Speyrer Ratsschreiber Johann Melchior Fuchs mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen herausgegeben. "... daß er der erste ist, der den Anforderungen an die Geschichte einer Reichsstadt bis auf einen gewissen Grad gerecht geworden ist ..." (Wegele). Einband etwas berieben, Bibliotheks-Rückenschild, Kapitale restauriert, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, vorderer Innendeckel einzelne Wurmlöcher, Vorsatz mit Besitzeintrag Joseph von Laßberg: "Geschenk der Frau Gräfin Karolien von und zu Lippe Schaumburg". -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      Utrecht. 1698.. [70],389pp. plus folding map and four folding plates. 12mo. Modern vellum over boards, spine stamped, all edges red. Internally clean. Near fine. First edition. This edition of Hennepin's writings is a continuation of his NOUVELLE DECOUVERTE... of the previous year. In this work he added new material drawn from contemporary sources on Indian manners and customs and various North American travels. The first eight chapters describe the adventures and murder of La Salle, while the last concern the British treatment of the Recollets after the taking of Quebec in 1629. Lengthy passages are taken from Le Clercq's ETABLISSEMENT DE LA FOY of 1688. Despite the fact that Hennepin has been severely and justly criticized for imposture and plagiarism, his works, according to Thwaites, still stand as "invaluable contributions to the sources of American history; they deserve study, and to this day furnish rare entertainment. We can pardon much to our erratic friar, when he leaves to us such monuments as these." No other narratives of French exploration in the interior of North America enjoyed as wide a popularity or stimulated as much controversy and criticism among later scholars as those of Hennepin. A Recollet missionary, Father Hennepin went to New France in 1675, and in 1678 he set out with La Salle to explore the fertile basin of the Mississippi River. While La Salle turned back to raise funds to continue the voyage, Hennepin went on to ascend the river from Fort Crevecoeur (Chicago) and penetrated farther northwest into the interior than any white man to that time. He discovered St. Anthony's Falls near the present site of Minneapolis, and provided the first eyewitness account of Niagara Falls. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 698/101. ARENTS 432. CHURCH 774n. HARISSE 177. HOWES H417. SABIN 31351. STREETER SALE I:104. STREIT II:2775.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: M. Bentley, J. Tonson et al, 1698. Rebacked with red leather label. Old endpapers retained. Old book-plate and owner name on front pastedown. Blind-stamped designs on both covers. Engraved plate adjacent to title-page with six additional folding plates. The two maps are not present. This is the so-called Tonson issue with Tonson being complete on first line of publishers on the title-page. The true first edition was the Utrecht edition in French of 1697. Two books in one: (22), 243; (32), 228. Plates include views of Niagara Falls, a wild bison, La Salle's sailing vessel Le Griffon, the murther(sic) of La Salle, the cruelty of the savage Iroquois, and the taking of Quebec by the English. Plates are intact, some with browning at edges, some toning and foxing, moreso on the first two plates, a few closed tears without paper loss, . Text is generally clean with mild to moderate foxing, never heavy. According to Howes, the first plate was the first view of Niagara Falls ever made. The title continues, "Also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations; with a continuation giving an account of the Sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St Barbe, &c. The taking of Quebec by the English; with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan". Father Louis Hennepin (1626-1705) was a Catholic priest and missionary, who accompanied La Salle on his trip of exploration into the interior of North America beginning in 1679. He is credited with being the first European to set foot ashore in Hannibal, Missouri. See Howes H416.. First English Edition, Second Issue. Full Contemporary Calf. Moderate Cover Wear./No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Myographia Nova: or a Graphical Description of All the Muscles in the Human Body, As They Arise in Dissection: Distributed in Six Lectures.... Together with a Philosophical and Mathematical Account of the Mechanism of Muscular Motion

      London: Printed by Tho. Milbourn for the Author. Cover worn and detached. Lacking half title an portrait. Fep and frontis plate loose, otherwise contents firm. Some occasional foxing. Content and illustrations in overall good condition. 1698. [Revised Edition]. Leather cover. 186pp :: Frontispiece and 40 engraved copper plates and one figure :: 320mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: Includes list of subscribers. Also 'An appendix of the Heart and is Use: With the circulation of the blood , and the Parts of which the Sanguinary Mass is made, &c' by Dr Lower. Also ' Mathematical Disquisitions concerning Muscular Motion; communicated in the Lypswick Transactions by John Bernoullius. M.D. at Basil'. This includes a plate .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Numismata imperatorum Augustarum et Caesarum, à Populis Romanae ditionis Graece loquentibus ex omni modulo percussa: Quibus Urbium Nomina, Dignitates, Praerogativae, Societates, Epochae, Numina, Illustres, Magistratus, Festa, Ludi, Certamina, et alia plurima ad eas spectantia consignantur

      Paris, Andreae Cramoisy, 1698.. Crown quarto (250 x 195mm). Pp. (xiv), 486, (4). Woodcut device to title, decorative initials, and tail-pieces. Hardcover, handsomely bound in recent quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, blind-stamped fleuron in each compartment, gilt title label in second compartment, new endpapers. A fine copy. - - First edition. Lipsius p. 409. Not in Goldsmith. Brunet V, p. 1027: ?Ouvrage très-estimé, ainsi que presque tous ceux du même auteur.? Cf. Cicognara 3032-3034, listing later editions. Standard work of the 17th century on Greek-Roman coins of the emperors from Pompaeus the Great until Claudius II.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Mémoire contenant divers papiers de la Marquise de Ellons donne le 6 février 1698 (manuscrit)

      In-4° relié plein vélin de l'époque et serrant 6 manuscrits concernant diverses donations, ventes et partages de terre d'une famille provençale que nous suivons sur près de 300 ans. Les actes mentionnent des acquisitions faites en 1400. 40 pages circa. Papier à la cuve dans un état magnifique sans rousseurs aucunes Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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      Friedrch Knoch, 1698 - 1699., Francoforte al Meno, - Volume in 4° antico legato in pergamena, titolo calligrafato al dorso, magnifica antiporta allegorica incisa in rame, vignette in rame nel testo, frontespizio in due colori, 14 carte, 274 pp. e 13 carte d'indici per gli "Annales Isenacenses"; occhiello per il "Chronicon Huxariense a Petro Visselbeccio coeptum", tre carte, 159 pp. e 6 carte d'indici; occhiello per il "Chronicon Mindense" del Watensted cui segue "Acta et facta Praesulum Nueborgensium", il "Chronicon Coenobii Virginum Ottbergensis", il "CHronicon Congregationis Badeslebiensis", la "Parva chronica Monasterii S. Petri in Monte Crucis", il "De comitibus Templimontani in Doringa Chronica", gli "Annales Corbeienses succincti", il "Breviariun Fuldense", il "De Walone Abbate Corbeiensi XV", il "Decretum Augustae Synodi Moguntiae sub Luitberto", il "De Advocatis monasticis", il "De Pagis inprimis antiquae Saxoniae libellus" per finire col "De Brunsburgo carmen", 600 pp. seguite da 16 carte d'indici. La seconda opera inizia col frontespizio (bella vignetta in rame), tre carte, 298 pp., tre carte d'indici cui segue l'occhiello della "Historia nobilis secularisque virginum Collegii Vispeccensis", tre carte, 144 pp., segue "Antiquitates Pagorum et Comitatuum Principatus Anhaltini", tre carte, 55 pp., carta d'indici, sguardia. Si è cercato di essere accurati nella descrizione in modo che fosse completa e soddisfacente, stante la complessità dell'insieme. V'è da aggiungere che il tomo, nel "pagorum et Comitatuum., è illustrato con vignette incise in rame, che alcune carte recano nei margini glosse a pennino d'antica mano, che il testo, specie nella prima delle due opere, è in latino ed in parte minore in tedesco. Eccezionale insieme della cui importanza storica e filologica non v'è da dubitare (lo studio delle cronache antiche raccolte ed impresse da manoscritti molto spesso inediti sono il sale della ricerca storiografica). Malgrado le ricerche non si è trovato riscontro di un insieme quale quello che si presenta. Il volume, coi tagli colorati, è in ottimo stato, con davvero rare ed insignificanti mende, qualche carta leggerissimamente brunita. Notevole ed importante.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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        A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters. Being nine years travels, Begun 1672. And finished 1681. Containing Observations made of the Moral, Natural, and Artificial Estate of Those Countries: Namely, Of their Government, Religion, Laws, Customs. Of the Soil, Climates, Seasons, Health, Diseases. Of the Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Jewels. Of their Housing, Cloathing, Manufactures, Trades, Commodities. And of the Coins, Weights, and Measures, used in the Principal Places of Trade in those Parts

      London: R.[obert] R.[oberts] for Ri[chard] Chiswell, 1698. First edition. Calf ruled and decorated in blind, five raised bands, compartments heavily decorated in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, all to period style. Small puncture on one leaf at Oo, not affecting text, leaves at Pp and Pp4 browned, a few minor shallow stains on the fore margins of some later leaves, very faint institutional stamp on margins of a few leaves, otherwise leaves clean, impressions sharp, and overall a near fine copy in an exceptionally handsome binding. Folio. Illus. with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 5 engraved plates (3 folding) and 3 maps, one with printed overslip; title in read and black, woodcut illustrations in text. Fryer was a surgeon in the service of the East India Company for nine years and travelled extensively on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts. He describes well the cities of Surat and Bombay, the life and trade there as well as at Madras. Nearly sixteen years elapsed before he could be persuaded to publish the story of his wanderings. At length piqued at the frequent appearance of translations of foreign, especially French, books of travel, in which English industry and enterprise were decried, he issued a handsome folio," (Cox, 'Reference Guide To The Literature Of Travel, Vol I, p. 280). "As a surgeon in the service of the East India Company, he left England in December 1672 and arrived at Masulipatam in June 1673. He spent the following four years on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts, visiting and describing Surat, Bombay and Madras. He also travelled to Gokarna, Karwar, Goa, and ventured inland to Junnar. He was in Persia between 1677 and 1679, then returned to India until 1681... [his] account of the places he visited is accurate and reliable with numerous anecdotes told with a fine sense of humour'' (Howgego, 'Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800', p.406). It is a "book rich in details of natural history and local medical practice," (DNB). Wing F2257. ESTC R23401. Cox I: p 280. Kress S.2042. Goldsmiths'-Kress 03475.2. Not in Atabey or Blackmer.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Critici Sacri, sive, Annotata Doctissimorum Virorum in Vetus ac Novum Testamentum:

      Amstelaedami [Amsterdam] - Henricus et Vidua Theodori Boom, Joannes & Aegidius Janssonii a Waesberge, Gerhardus Borstius, Abraham a Someren, Joannes Wolters; Et Ultrajecti : Guiljemus vande Water, 1698 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce copy of this Biblical commentary from the late seventeenth century, containing Biblical criticism from numerous influential writers on the Bible. Editio nova (the second edition, revised and extended from the first edition, published in 1660). Featuring illuminated capitals and decorative head-and-tail pieces. Text in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic,andSyriac. Folio. With half-titles and 2 red-and-black coloured title pages, as well as thirteen engraved plates to volume V(seven of which are folding), collated complete. Organised in order of the books of the Bible: Genesis and Exodus (Volume I, Part I), Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (Volume I, Part II), The Historical Books and the Book of Job (Volume II), Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon (Volume III), Book of the Prophets (Volume IV), The Apocrypha and Seven Tracts on Jewish Antiquities (Volume V), The Gospels (Volume VI), Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles (Volume VII), Epistles, Revelation, and Tracts on Various Subjects (Volume VIII). Containing commentaries and annotations from Munster, Drusius, Fagius, Forerius, Vatabalus, John Gregoy, Cartwright, Scaliger, Amama, Capellus, and many more. Eight volumes bound in nine. Bookplate of the Evangelical Union, Theological Hall Library to the front pastedowns. Condition: In contemporary vellum bindings with decorative blindstamps to boards. Externally, rather worn, with loss to five backstrips. Marks to boards, and some wear to the extremities. Some old ink spills to boards also. Hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound. Front blank of volume I has been removed. Pages are generally quite bright given the age of the volumes, though with some background foxing and the occasional spot. Some institutional blindstamping tohalf-titles. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      London: Printed for, and sold by A. Baldwin, 1698.. [8],55,[13],34pp. plus folding engraved map. Contemporary ruled sheep, with 8 leaves of original printed binder's waste sheets (probably Wing G61). Minor wear along front joint, but a near pristine copy in original binding. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase. Provenance: Frank T. Siebert (Sotheby's New York, May 21, 1999, lot 122); Jay Snider (bookplate). One of the first extensive promotional tracts for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, based on the author's fifteen years there, and dedicated to William Penn. An enthusiastic promoter, Thomas describes the natural products of the country and the extent of settlement which had already taken place, as well as giving a good account of the Indian tribes of the area and specimens of the Delaware Indian language. He particularly encourages poor Englishmen to move there, and gives one of the first descriptions of Philadelphia. "Thomas had lived in America for about fifteen years, and the information contained in this book is the result of his own observations and experience. It was written to induce the immigration of all who wished to better their worldly condition, and especially of the poor who might subsist in West Jersey 'without either begging or stealing.' He gives an account of the natural products of the country and the improvements already made and in progress, as well as of the modes of life among the Indians and the prevailing intercourse between them and the settlers. In the Preface the author says: 'Nor is there the least question or doubt to be made, but this Noble Spot of Earth will thrive exceedingly'" - Church. In addition to the geographic and ethnographic information it provides, Thomas' text also recognizes a nascent population boom that would sustain growth and development in the region. He writes: "Jealousie among Men is here very rare, and Barrenness among Women hardly to be heard of, nor are old Maids to be met with; for all commonly Marry before they are Twenty Years of Age, and seldom any young Married Woman but hath a Child in her Belly, or one upon her Lap." One of the most important early works on Pennsylvania, rich with descriptive information, in a fine contemporary binding. This copy sold for $40,250 at the Siebert sale in 1999. STREETER SALE 946. HOWES T167, "dd." CHURCH 778. SABIN 95395. JCB (2)II:1550. IVES 992. BAER MARYLAND 188. VAIL 280. BRADFORD 5387. BRINLEY 3102. HUNTINGTON SALE 1309. ROSENBACH 20-753. SIEBERT SALE 122 (this copy). JONES, ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA 1492-1897, 143. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 698:214. LAIRD PARK SALE 347. PILLING, PROOF SHEETS 3847.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        El Nuevo Apostol de Galicia, religioso Capuchino, y Misionario Apostolico en la America, y Europa [Carabantes]

      First edition of one of the very few and earliest sources of information on the Caribes and the Provinces of Caracas and Cumana. 1698. Madrid. Oficina de la viuda de Melchor Alvarez. In 8vo (200 mm x 152 mm).  12 ff. + 507 + 12 ff. & portrait of Carabantes sorrunded by American natives. Contemporary limp vellum, remnants of ties, spine lettered in ink, slightly soiled, else fine, a most attractive binding. Worm holes to several leaves at the beginning, some affecting a little text, a few foxing spots and damp staining, else a remarkably fresh and clean copy. First edition; an exceedingly rare work on the life of this 17th century Capuchin monk in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Carabantes (1628 ? 1694) was one of the first Capuchin missionaries in America; although his name was Velazquez, he changed his name for that of his home town in 1645, when entering the order. In 1657, he arrived in the Island of Margarita (Venezuela), from there he went on to Caracas and Cumana, where he was able to evangelize the Caribes, a tribe notorious for its cruelty and ferocity. As often, the missionary learned the natives tongue and wrote subsequently a vocabulary for the missionaries. His stay in the region lasted for 9 years, after which he had to travel back to Spain to defend his fellow missionaries; after that, he planned to return to the Americas, but his superiors decided to keep him in Spain, where death found him short after. It is attributed to him the conversion of five ?caciques? (denomination for the chiefs of the tribes). It is with little doubt one of the few, and more primitive, sources of information extant on several Provinces of Venezuela and local tribes amongst them, the Caribes, Cuacas, Tapies, etc. A copy of the ?Copia de Carta escrita al Excelentissimo Señor Marques de Aytona? published in 1666 and written by Carabantes, is only registered as having appeared for sale by Maggs in the 20´s; no auction record is found for this work. Sabin, 67345.

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      Oxoniæ [i.e. Oxford]: E Theatro Sheldoniano ... Typis Jvnianis, An. Dom 1698.. [8],168,32pp. Large octavo. Quarter modern black morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt label. Engraved frontis, headpiece, and initial. Top margins very occasionally a trace dusty, otherwise a very good, crisp copy. First edition of this collection of translations into Anglo-Saxon of selections from the Old Testament and Apocrypha, edited by Edward Thwaites. The translations of the Heptateuch and Job are ascribed to Aelfric. The fine frontispiece and headpiece are the work of M. Burghers. "Thwaites's most important contribution to Anglo-Saxon studies was his 1698 edition of hitherto unedited parts of the Old Testament in Old English, including Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and the book of Job, together with the apocryphal Judith and the Gospel of Nicodemus. ... Although some of his contemporaries criticized Thwaites's edition — partly because it included apocryphal material, partly for its lack of a Latin translation and notes — it was for its time a ground- breaking enterprise and one that was not repeated until 1922, when S. J. Crawford edited the Heptateuch afresh, using a different base manuscript. Thwaites's edition had been based on Bodleian MS Laud misc. 509, and his text was reprinted, with some emendations, by C. W. M. Grein in 1872. Thwaites dedicated his edition to George Hickes, at that time still proscribed as a nonjuror, and this caused some political embarrassment to the vice-chancellor, who threatened to suppress the edition unless Thwaites cut out the dedication. He bluntly refused — and prevailed" - DNB. ESTC R4371. WING B2198. DARLOW & MOULE 1606.

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        The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature

      1698. Pufendorf, Samuel von [1632-1694]. [Motte, Benjamin, Translator]. The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature. Now Made English. London: Benj. Motte for Charles Harper and John Jones, 1698. [xxxii], 208, 211-258, 257-336 pp. Complete; leaf a8 is blank. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear joint starting, hinges cracked, front and rear free endpapers lacking, light toning to text. Early owner signature to front endleaf (of Jane Hamilton), another to head of title page (of J. Jones), interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * Second English-language edition. First published in 1672 in Latin as De Officio Hominis et Civis, this is a synopsis of Pufendorf's De Jure Naturae et Gentium, a landmark work that proposed a thorough system of private, public, and international law based on natural law. Beginning with a consideration of fundamental legal ideas and their various divisions, Pufendorf proceeds to a discussion of the validity of customs, the doctrines of necessity and innate human reason. It is significant in part because it develops principles introduced by Grotius and Hobbes. Unlike Hobbes, Pufendorf argued that peace, not war, was the state of nature, and he proposed that international law was not restricted to Christendom. Motte translated and published the first English-language edition in 1691. English Short-Title Catalogue R5550. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:598 (74).

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        INFANTE D. PEDRO. LIVRO DO INFANTE D. PEDRO DE Portugal, o qual andou nas Sete partidas do Mundo.

      - Feyto por Gomes de Santo Estevaõ, hum dos doze que foraõ em sua companhia. LISBOA. Na Officina de Domingos Carneyro. Anno 1698. In 8.º de 19x14,5 cm. com 31 pags. Encadernação recente inteira de pele com ferros a ouro nas pastas. Ilustrado com bela vinheta tipográfica com as armas reais portuguesas gravadas na folha de rosto. Exemplar com ex-libris oleográfico da coleção Rocha Madahil, manchas de humidade e leves restauros marginais. Obra muito famosa especialmente no estrangeiro, para tal bastante contribui-o ter sido escrita em estilo popular. Relata as viagens do Infante D. Pedro de Portugal, efetuadas entre 1424 e 1428. O mesmo foi o 2.º filho de D. João I Mestre de Avis e primeiro Duque de Coimbra. O infante D. Pedro foi regente de Portugal durante a menoridade de D. Afonso V, filho de D. Duarte, seu sobrinho. Morreu na Batalha de Alfarrobeira, travada contra os partidários de D. Duarte. As edições desta obra (cento e doze em português e castelhano 1520-1912) são e sempre foram muito raras e procuradas, de grande curiosidade bibliográfica pois apresentam muitas variantes tipográficas. Sobre esta quarta edição em português Inocêncio diz ser a mais antiga que viu, mas a primeira em português publicou-se em 1602. Francis M. Rogers, List of Editions of the Libro n.º 34. "Copy in the Greenlee Collection of Newberry Library. There are also copies in Torre do Tombo, the library of Comandante Ernesto Vilhena, [extinta] and with minor differences on title-page, the library of Visconde da Trindade, [extinta]. The edition is mentioned, among other places, in the Catálogo Biblioteca Tavares de Macedo, [extinta]. Livraria Biblarte, cat. I, 318. [Lisboa 1956. Muito Raro 1.500$00]" Inocêncio III, 149. "GOMES DE SANCTO ESTEVAM, que se diz ter sido um dos doze criados que acompanharam o infante D. Pedro, filho d'el-rei D. João I, em suas longinquas peregrinações, começadas segundo a opinião vulgar dos nossos historiadores em 1424 (mas que o sr. Abbade de Castro, sem duvida mais bem informado, faz datar de 1416). Livro do infante D. Pedro que andou as quatro partidas do mundo. Lisboa, por Antonio Alvares 1554. 4.º. Anda aqui dobrado engano, porque o impressor Antonio Alvares não exercia ainda por este tempo a arte typographica, e só principiam a apparecer edições suas muitos annos depois do indicado. Observarei a proposito, que José Soares da Silva (nas Mem. d'elrei D. João I, tomo I, pag. 318) diz mui claramente, que a edição mais antiga que encontrára do Auto d o Infante D. Pedro (que de certo assim se intitulou nas primeiras que sahiram, e pelo que vejo foi Barbosa o primeiro que mudou este titulo no de Livro) fôra uma traducção castelhana, impressa em Burgos em 1564, por Filippe Junti: tudo isto torna para mim problematica a existencia da tal edição de 1554, em quanto não descobrir exemplar d'ella, com que possa resolver as duvidas que me occorrem. Pela minha parte declaro, que ainda não consegui ver edição d'este papel, mais antiga que a de Lisboa, por Domingos Carneiro, 1698. 4.º de 31 pag. Depois d'esta vi outra, ibi, por Manuel Fernandes da Costa 1739. 4.º de 31 pag. Outra, ibi, por Francisco Borges de Sousa 1767. 4.º de 20 pag. Outra, ibi, por Simão Thaddeo Ferreira 1794. 4.º e outras já do presente seculo, de que não tenho tomado nota por falta de opportunidade. Quanto ás traducções castelhanas (se é que não foi n'esta lingua, que a obra se imprimiu originalmente) acho apontadas em Barbosa a sobredita edição de 1564, o mais duas, ambas feitas ao que parece em Sevilha, por Domingos de Robertis 1595. 4.º, e 1626. 4.º No catalogo da livraria de Lord Stuart, vejo tambem citada outra com o titulo: Historia del infante D. Pedro de Portugal, el qual anduvo las siete partidas del mundo. Sevilha, sem anno, 4.º; edição differente das indicadas por Barbosa, e talvez mais antiga que ellas. As edições que vi, e comparei entre si, têem muitas variantes, e differem notavelmente em vocabulos e phrases, porque cada um dos editores foi emendando

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        Voyages and Discoveries in South America. The first up the River Amazons to Quito in Peru, and back again to Brazil… by Christopher D´Acugna. The second up the River of Plata… by Mons. Acarete. The third from Cayenne into Guiana… by M. Grillet and Bechame

      First English edition of travels into Brazil, Guiana and the River Plate. 1698. London. Printed for S. Buckley. In 8vo (185 mm x 112 mm). VIII + 190 + 1 ff + 79 + 2 ff + 68 + 2 folding maps. Later full dark green crimson morocco, spine gilt, inner dentelle gilt, signed Zaehnsdorf, excellent condition. Folio iv/v with stain, slightly browned as always, both maps mounted on guards and backed, wide margins, nice copy. First English edition. Illustrated with two folding maps: “the course of the river of Amazons” and “the Provinces of Paraguay and Tucuman”, the first (by Sanson d´Abbeville) is only found in this English edition. According to Hill “The work of Acu?bishop of Caracas, tells of the Spanish expedition under Pedro Teixeira which left Quito in 1639 and descended the whole course of the Amazon to Para”. In 1578, the Portuguese king fell in the battle of Alc?r Quibir; he having no successors, the throne became vacant, hence beginning two years of disputes over the crown. By 1580, Phillip II of Spain had incorporated Portugal to his realm. Under this period of unification, Brazil was part of the Spanish-Portuguese Empire; because of this, the prospect of an alternative route of transport was thought possible –thus avoiding the much dangerous route through the Magellan Straits; as a result, an expedition lead by Pedro de Teixeira was undertaken in 1639 to investigate the viability of a commercial route going through the Brazilian Amazons. Acu?as a Jesuit priest, rector of the Jesuit who accompanied Teixeira´s in his expedition; in his relation, Acu?escribes flora, fauna and his observations during his journey. This account is one of the most important and earliest descriptions of the region. Acarete was a French traveler who accompanied Acu?n his voyage to South America; they first made port at Buenos Aires with a commercial destiny, from there, they went to Potos?y the way of C?ba and Tucum?–making way across the Jesuit Missions-; it is one of the first relations to describe Buenos Aires. The second and third parts have separate titles. Provenance, from the collection of Bonifacio del Carril, author of the Monumenta Iconographica, regarded as one of the most important iconography bibliography in Argentina, his ex libris on front pastedown. Borba de Moraes, I, 12. Hill, 1788. Sabin, 152.

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        Kosmotheoros, sive de Terris Coelestibus, earumque ornatu conjecturae... -

      Den Haag, Moetjens, 1698.In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena. 6 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame (num. 1-5, la 4 è in 2 stati). (4), 144 pp.; con le usuali, uniformi e lievi arrossature della carta, vecchi timbri di biblioteca sul frontespizio e piccolissimi forellini di tarlo nei piatti della legatura che si estendono alle prime 3 pagine ed alle ultime 2 tavole, ma senza danno al testo o alle illustrazioni. Prima edizione di un'opera di notevole successo in cui il celebre fisico-matematico e astronomo olandese espone la sua teoria sulla pluralità dei mondi e la possibilità di vita su altri pianeti. Fétis IV, 393. Roller & Goodman I, 575. DSB VI, 611: «Huygens' reasoning is that it is in the creation of life and living beings that the wisdom and providence of God are most manifest. In the Copernican world system - which is sufficiently proved as agreeing with reality - the earth holds no privileged position among the other planets. It would therefore be unreasonable to suppose that life should be restricted to earth alone. There must be life on the other planets...» First edition. With 6 folding engr. plates (numb. 1-5, plate 4 is in 2 different states). Contemp. vellum. Light uniform browning throughout, old library stamps on title, and very small wormholes on covers slightly affecting first 3 text leaves and last 2 plates.

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      - Amsterdam et La Haye, Henry Desbordes, Pierre Brunel, Antoine Schelte, Adrian Moetjans, Henry Van Bulderen, 1698. 24x38,5 cm. Ouvrage en 4 volumes in-folio. 522, 572, 582 et 588 pages. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Mise en page sur deux colonnes. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau. Dos à 6 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Ecorchures sur les plats et or des dos un peu passé, sinon ensemble en bon état général, solide et propre. Dictionnaire biographique, mythologique, géographique, généalogique, contenant également l'histoire des empires, des conciles, des ordres militaires et religieux, etc. Une somme de savoir ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia delle guerre d'Europa dalla comparsa dell'armi ottomane nell'Hungheria.

      Bonifacio Gera 1698 In 4°; 2 volumi, pagg. (12), 472; (4), 384; 2 frontespizi allegorici inc. in rame da Alessandro Dalla Via. Legatura in piena pelle settecentesca con fregi oro e tit. al dorso, tagli a spruzzo. Unica edizione di questa opera non comune sulle guerre della Sacra Lega (Venezia, Austria e Polonia) contro gli Ottomani, cominciando con l'assedio di Vienna del 1683 fino alla caduta di Buda e Pest alcuni anni dopo. Beregani, un nobile avvocato veneziano, fu anche autore del libretto d'opera "Annibale in Capua".Esemplare molto bello internamente, qualche restauro ai dorsi. Non in Vinciana. Atabey 100.

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        Dialoghi sopra le Medaglie, Iscrizioni, e altre Antichità; tradotti di lingua spagnuola in italiana da Dionigi Ottaviano Sada, e dal medesimo accresciuti con diverse annotazioni istoriche, e nuovamente illustrati con i disegni di molte Medaglie.

      in Roma, Presso Michel'Angelo, e Pier Vincenzo Rossi, 1698.In-folio (332x220mm), pp. (20), 318, (38) di indice degli autori citati e delle cose notabili, bella legatura coeva in p. vitello con armi nobiliari di Giuseppina Teresa di Lorena Carignano Armagnac impresse in oro ai piatti entro doppio filetto perimetrale con fregi cantonali interni a secco. Dorso a 6 nervi con titolo in oro su tassello rosso e ricchi fregi in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, risguardi pavonati, segnacolo in seta verde. Bellissimo frontespizio xilografico con titolo entro bordura architettonica. Centinaia di medaglie dei più vari àmbiti (Grecia e Roma antica, Africa, Spagna, Francia) incise n.t. Capilettera e fregi tipografici ornati in xilografia. Qualche alone marginale ininfluente alle prime cc. Ottimo esemplare nel complesso. Volgarizzamento della fine del Seicento di questa celebre trattazione numismatica ed archeologica in forma dialogica, nella classica versione del Sada, ragguardevole anche per ricchezza illustrativa (oltre alle medaglie, sono riprodotti archi, monumenti, iscrizioni romane). L'edizione originale è di Tarragona, 1587; l'originale della versione del Sada è del 1650. L'Agustìn, italianizzato in Agostini (Saragozza,1517-Tarragona, 1586), vescovo di Tarragona, a lungo risiedente in Italia, fu giurista, latinista e studioso di antichità, ambasciatore papale in Inghilterra. Cicognara, 2728. Brunet, I, 568. Palau, IV, 107. Clain Stefanelli, "Numismatica", pp. 20, 68. Graesse, I, 253. Olschki, "Choix", 12868-70.

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        Parte orientale (ed occidentale) della Spagna.

      Grande incisione in rame composta da due tavole di mm 625x475 ognuna. Colorata. Carta assai dettagliata della Penisola iberica, inserita entro un reticolo geografico. Due bellissimi cartigli figurati con gli stemmi delle principali regioni spagnole e del Portogallo. Testo in italiano al verso. E' tratta dall'Isolario di Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) cartografo, geografo e cosmografo ufficiale della Repubblica di Venezia dal 1685 e lettore di geografia nel 1689. Coronelli fu fondatore dell'Accademia degli Argonauti, la più antica società geografica del mondo e compilò oltre 2000 grandi carte geografiche. Buone condizioni, con piccoli difetti marginali.

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        Civita Vecchia, ol. Centum-Cell

      Pianta della città arricchita da una importante cornice ornamentale con lo stemma della famiglia Farnese in alto e, in basso, la dedica a Francesco Farnese, Duca di Parma e Piacenza. Si tratta del rarissimo atlante appositamente realizzato dal cosmografo veneziano per la famiglia Farnese, ove tutte le carte sono circondate da una cornice ornamentale e dedicate a membri della famiglia. Incisione in rame, leggere pieghe di carta, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 520x405. City plan embellished with a decorative frame with the coat-of-arms of the Farnese family on upper part and with the dedication to Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza on lower part. It is a rare atlas specially realized for the Farnese family, where all the maps show a decorative frame and a dedication to one of its member. Copper engraving, minor paer folds, otherwise in good condition. Venezia Venice 520 405

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        [ Manuscrit ] Catéchisme historique qui enseigne familièrement à connoitre notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ dans les Saintes Ecritures de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament.

      Chez Pierre Rouzeau 1698 Troisième édition Revuë, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur, 1 vol. in-8 carré relié pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, Chez Pierre Rouzeau, Orléans, 1698, 95 ff. manuscrits bien calligraphiés Joli manuscrit bien calligraphié, copie d'une édition d'un rare catéchisme historique, par question réponse, publié à Orléans en 1698. Une annotation en garde précise : "Ce manuscrit, très bien conservé, a été achaté le 5 Vendémiaire an 6 de la République française, par Moureau, vu qu'il date de 100 ans, et qu'il est historique, et de la 3ème édition corrigée et augmentée". Un billet ms. (début XXe) rapporté en garde précise que l'auteur "n'est pas le moins du monde ultramontain", et le credo évoque l'Eglise une, sainte, catholique et apostolique mais citer l'adjectif "romaine" (coupes frottées, fente à un mors en tête, anc. restauration en tête). Français

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        4 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates (410 x 285mm) from Ridinger's 'Thierreich, Augsburg 1768'.

      The following animals are shown: Camelus Bactrianus/ Bactrianisches Kamel/ Chameau Bactrien; Camelus/ Weisses Kamel/ Dromadaire blanc; Dromedarus/ Dromedar mit zwei Höckern/ Dromedaire avec deux bosses; Camelus/ Braunes Kamel mit einem Höcker/ Dromedaire bai avec une seule bosse. The letterpress is in Latin, German and French. Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) was a German painter, engraver, draughtsman and publisher. He was famous for his engravings of animals, particularly horses, hounds and hunting scenes.

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        Myographia Nova: or a Graphical Description of All the Muscles in the Human Body, As They Arise in Dissection: Distributed in Six Lectures.... Together with a Philosophical and Mathematical Account of the Mechanism of Mu

      Cover worn and detached. Lacking half title an portrait. Fep and frontis plate loose, otherwise contents firm. Some occasional foxing. Content and illustrations in overall good condition [Revised Edition] Leather cover 186pp :: Frontispiece and 40 engraved copper plates and one figure :: 320mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: Includes list of subscribers. Also 'An appendix of the Heart and is Use: With the circulation of the blood, and the Parts of which the Sanguinary Mass is made, ' by Dr Lower. Also ' Mathematical Disquisitions concerning Muscular Motion; communicated in the Lypswick Transactions by John Bernoullius. M.D. at Basil'. This includes a plate

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        Des Getreuen Eckardts verwegener Chirurgus, In welchem Wie ein rechtschaffener Chirurgus beschaffen seyn solle / was er für Tugenden an sich nehme / und welcherley Laster er zu fliehen; Hernach bewährteste Artzney-Mittel in allerhand Kranckheiten und Zufällen Menschlichen Leibes zugebrauchen; Dann sonderliche Philosophische / Politische / Chymische / Chirurgische / am meisten aber Medicinische Observationes und Anmerckungen / wie auch eine gründliche Erörterung vieler zweiffelhaffter Vorträge; Endlich welcher Gestalt man sich auf Räisen / und so wohl in frembden als einheimischen Zusammenkunfften verhalten solle. Mit Beyfügung Sinn- und Lehr-reicher / erschröcklicher und lustiger Begebenheiten vorgestellet werden.

      8°. 1 n.n. B., 2074 (recte 1174) S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Wellcome II, 535. - Waller 2834. - Hirsch II, 311. - VD17 39:142868Z. - Krivatsy 3734. - Dünnhaupt IX/2, 1433. - Einzige Ausgabe. "Ein kultuthistorisch sehr interessanter ärztlicher Schriftsteller" (Hirsch). Über den Autor ist wenig bekannt ausser dass er aus Glogau stammte und sich königlich-polnischer Leibmedicus nannte. Er veröffentlichte eine Reihe von medizinischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Darstellungen in Romanform meist unter dem Titel "des getreuen Eckardts". In der Form des Reiseromans wird das gesamte chirurgische Wissen in Europa seiner Zeit dargestellt. Der Wortschatz der Romane Ettners wurde von den Gebrüdern Grimm in ihr Wörterbuch aufgenommen. Die Texte müssen in ihrer Zeit sehr populär und weit verbreitet gewesen sein, obwohl sie nur in wenigen Auflagen gedruckt erschienen sind. Heute sind sie nahezu unauffindbar geworden. Sowohl in literarischer wie medizinischer Hinsicht hochinteressant. - Das hübsche Frontispiz mit kleiner Wurmspur am unteren Rand ebenso die letzten 20 Blatt. Titel mit altem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk. Titel und Frontispiz fingerfleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar.

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        Myographia Nova: or a Graphical Description of All the Muscles in the Human Body, As They Arise in Dissection: Distributed in Six Lectures.... Together with a Philosophical and Mathematical Account of the Mechanism of Muscular Motion.

      London: Printed by Tho. Milbourn for the Author, 1698.. [Revised Edition]. Leather cover. Cover worn and detached. Lacking half title an portrait. Fep and frontis plate loose, otherwise contents firm. Some occasional foxing. Content and illustrations in overall good condition. 186pp :: Frontispiece and 40 engraved copper plates and one figure :: 320mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: Includes list of subscribers. Also 'An appendix of the Heart and is Use: With the circulation of the blood , and the Parts of which the Sanguinary Mass is made, &c' by Dr Lower. Also ' Mathematical Disquisitions concerning Muscular Motion; communicated in the Lypswick Transactions by John Bernoullius. M.D. at Basil'. This includes a plate

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      Fysiognomisk studie. Teckning i svart krita med förhöjningar i vitt. Signerad »J. Gillberg delineavit». 40?×?32,5 cm. Inramad. Fysiognomiken var en lära med sina rötter i antiken. Den försökte utröna sambandet mellan själsliga tillstånd och kroppsliga uttryck och fick betydelse även för målarkonsten. Den franske hovmålaren Charles Le Brun utgav en inflytelserik traktat i ämnet, Conference [...] sur l'expression generale & particuliere (1698), som synes ha påverkat även Gillberg. Två ambitiöst utförda fysiognomiska studier av hans hand finns bevarade, dels Förskräckelsen (la Frayeur, privat ägo), dels denna ståtliga teckning, som representerar Vreden (la Colère). I sin bok beskriver Le Brun hur denna känsla uttrycks (här i John Williams' engelska översättning från 1734): »When Anger seizes the soul, it is expressed by red and fiery eyes; the pupil wild and flashing, the eyebrows alike, either lifted up or depress'd; the forehead very frowning, with wrinkles between the eyes; the nostrils open and extended; the lips pressing together, the under one rising above the upper, leaving the corners of the mouth somewhat open, and forming a cruel and disdainful smile» (1).. (1) Charles Le Brun, A method to learn to design the passions, proposed in a conference on their general and particular expression, London 1734, s. 45. | Franska originaltexten: »Lorsque la colere s'empare de l'ame, celui qui ressent cette passion, a les yeux rouges & enflâmés, la prunelle égarée & étincelante, les sourcils tantôt abattus, tantôt élevés l'un comme l'autre, le front paroîtra ridé fortement, des plis entre les yeux, les narines paroîtront ouvertes & élargies, les lèvres se pressant l'une contre l'autre, & la lèvre de dessous surmontera celle de dessus, laissant les coins de la bouche un peu ouverts, formant un ris cruel & dédaigneux» (s. 41).)

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        La Vie de Mahomet, O l'on dŽcouvre amplement la VeritŽ de l'Imposture [trans. Daniel de Larroque]

      Amsterdam : Chez George Gallet. 1698 . Cr. 8vo, etched title, [6], 164, [4] pp, (adverts), 9 etched plated, title-page in red and black, light waterstain in foremargin of first and last few leaves, signature of "J. Bohun Smyth, 5. Jan. 1792" and stamp of "W.* Lucas" on front fly, 18c. sprinkled calf, 2-line gilt fillet borders, crescent and star in spine compartments, morocco label, apart from slight skinning in places a good copy. A translation from the English original (Wing P3416) by the Dean of Norwich. This first edition in French is considerably enhanced by the charming series of spirited etchings, unsigned but in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe, or perhaps his pupil, Adriaan Schoonebeeck.

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        Ursachen und Gründe welche hauptsächlich Anlaß gegeben, die Philadelphische Societät aufzurichten und zu beförderen so wol auch aus denenselben ausgezogene, und in Heil. Schrifft gegründete Propositiones. Und denn endlich der Zustand und Beschaffenheit dieser Societät: Oder die Gründe, worauff sie stehet: pro und contr. genauer betrachtet, und zu Abwendung aller Misverständnüssen öffentlich an Tag gegeben. Aus dem Englischen übergesetzt.

      64 S. - Angebunden: Diesselbe. Des Garten-Brunns anderer Theil. Gewässert durch die Ströhme der göttlichen Lustbarkeit und hervorgrünend in mannichfaltigen Unterschiede geistlicher Pflantzen: die durch reinen Anhauch zu einem Paradiese aufgeblasen und nunmehro ihren anmuthig süssen Geschmack und starcken Geruch zur Seelen-Erquickung von sich geben. Oder ein rechtes Diarium und ausführlich Tag-Verzeichnus alles desjenigen, was sich mit dieser theuren Autorin ... vom Jahre 1670 her zugetragen ... Ausgefertigt Durch Jane Leade. Samt einer reimweiß gestellten Einleitung ... Aus dem Englischen treulich übersetzt. Teil 2 von 3. Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1697. 440 S., 16 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Zu I: Erste deutsche Ausgabe, enthält auch "Propositiones" und "Zustand und Beschaffenheit".- VD 17: 3 603941 R - McKenzie 1174 - Ackermann III, 273 Anmerkung - Zu II: Erste deutsche Ausgabe des zweiten Teils von "A Fountain of Gardens" (1696-1701). Mit einer Vorrede von "Timotheus" (Heinrich Horch) und dem langen Einleitungsgedicht "Die Halle Salomonis" von "Onesimus" (pp. 26-61). "The main text contains the spiritual diary visions of Jane Leade from Jan. 1, 1676/7 O.S. to July 29, 1697" (Jantz). - VD 17: 3 302206D - Jantz 1592 (kennt nur diesen Teil) - McKenzie 1170 - Ackermann III, 273. - Die englische Mystikerin Jane Leade gründete eine Gemeinde, "Philadelphia Society", die in England verfolgt wurde; sie fand besonders in Deutschland und Holland Anhänger. - Rücken mit Spur eines entfernten Sign.-Schildes, eine Ecke bestoßen, etwas fleckig. Stempel verso erstem Titel, Lage B im ersten Titel gebräunt, vereinzelt minimal fleckig, Seiten 127/28 vom zweiten Werk mit kurzem Randeinriss.

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        Myographia Nova: or a Graphical Description of All the Muscles in the Human Body, As They Arise in Dissection: Distributed in Six Lectures.... Together with a Philosophical and Mathematical Account of the Mechanism of Muscular Motion

      London: Printed by Tho. Milbourn for the Author. Cover worn and detached. Lacking half title an portrait. Fep and frontis plate loose, otherwise contents firm. Some occasional foxing. Content and illustrations in overall good condition. 1698. [Revised Edition]. Leather cover. 186pp :: Frontispiece and 40 engraved copper plates and one figure :: 320mm x 200mm (13" x 8") :: Includes list of subscribers. Also 'An appendix of the Heart and is Use: With the circulation of the blood , and the Parts of which the Sanguinary Mass is made, &c' by Dr Lower. Also ' Mathematical Disquisitions concerning Muscular Motion; communicated in the Lypswick Transactions by John Bernoullius. M.D. at Basil'. This includes a plate .

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        Synopsis physica disputationibus aliquot academicis comprehensa.

      Editio secunda cum figuris. Sthlm, 1698. 8:o. (12),84 s. & 8 träsnittsplr. Ngt nött och solkigt samtida svinläderryggbd med gråpappersöverdrag på träpärmarna. Pärmkanterna hårt nötta, en träflisa saknas och med mindre maskhål överst på ryggen. Lätt sprucken i innerfalsarna. Spridda småfläckar och enstaka diskreta understrykningar i rödkrita. Bra ex.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 394. Första upplagan, som var oillustrerad, utkom i form av disputationer 1678. Föreliggande andra upplaga utgavs och illustrerades av Lars Roberg. "Synopsis physica" betecknar det definitiva genombrottet för den nya cartesianska världsuppfattningen i Uppsala och Sverige. För att undvika konfrontation med teologerna nämns Descartes aldrig vid namn, trots att hans teorier och vetenskapliga resultat är skriftens huvudsakliga innehåll! Petrus Hoffwenius var professor i medicin vid Uppsala universitet och hade redan 1665 väckt anstöt hos konsistoriet med sin afhandling "Parec-basis, qua tropos epistemos seu" som också präglades av cartesianskt tankeinnehåll. Stridigheterna om den nya filosofin avmattades något efter förmaningar riktade till prästerskapet från Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie

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        Photometria sive de mensura et gradibus luminis, colorum et umbrae.Augsburg: Christoph Peter Detleffsen for the widow of Eberhard Klett, 1760. First edition.

      A fine copy, in contemporary German blind-tooled calf, of this rarity in which Lambert laid the foundation for the exact measurement of light (PMM 205; Grolier/Horblit 62; Norman 1269). <br/><br/> Lambert's discoveries "are of fundamental importance in astronomy, photography and visual research generally ... Both Kepler and Huygens had investigated the intensity of light, and the first photometer had been constructed by Pierre Bouguer (1698-1758); but the foundation of the science of photometry - the exact scientific measurement of light - was laid by Lambert's 'Photometry' ... In the <i>Photometria</i> he described his photometer and propounded the law of the absorption of light named after him. He investigated the principles and properties of light, of light passing through transparent media, light reflected from opaque surfaces, physiological optics, the scattering of light passing through transparent media, the comparative luminosity of the heavenly bodies and the relative intensities of coloured lights and shadows" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Provenance: Verso of title page with unidentified monogram stamp 'VF' surrounded by laurel wreath, repeated on final page and last plate. The fine German binding on this copy suggests a previous owner of some importance.. 8vo (171 x 108 mm), fine contemporary German blind-tooled calf, all edges glilt, traces of clasps, hinges and capitals with scillfull leather restoration, original endpapers preserved, text and plates with light uniform browning (as is usually the case with this work), pp [xvi] 547 [13:index] and 8 engraved folding plates (complete), a fine copy of this rare work

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      London: Printed for Robert Clavel, 1698. Each work with with separate title page, but paginated continuously; pp. 276 (Pages 47 and 265 misnumbered 46 and 253 respectively); NOTE: the general title and license pages are not bound in, in this copy. The six title pages either dated 1698 or 1699. Titles as follows: An Essay Concerning the Multiplication of Mankind: Together With Another Essay in Political Arithmetick Concerning The Growth of The City of London (1698); Further Observations Upon The Dublin Bills (1698); Two Essays in Political Arithmetick Concerning The People, Housing, Hospitals etc of London and Paris (1699); Observations Upon The Cities Of London And Rome (1699); Five Essays in Political Arithmetick (1699) [printed both in French and English, on facing pages with two title pages - in French and English]; Political Arithmetick, or A Discourse Concerning The Extent and Value of Lands... (1699). Contemporary panelled sheep, good with some general wear and rubbing, a little chipped to the head of the front joint, a couple of small repairs, boards slightly splayed. Contents good and tight, generous margins throughout, a few small worm tracks, light water staining to the bottom section of some leaves, a few leaves a little browned. A very good copy of this important work. Petty invented the term "political arithmetick" for the application of statistics to economics. His works were important in the development of applied statistics. Garrison-Morton 1688; Wing P-1937; Norman 1688.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (12.5 X 19.5cm).

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        Regiae Scientiarum Academiae Historia, in qua praeter ipsius Academiae originem & progressus, variasque dissertationes & observationes per triginta annos factas, quam plurima experimenta & inventa, cum Physica, tum Mathematica in certum ordinem digeruntur

      Woodcut diagrams in the text. 7 p.l., 411 pp. Large 4to, cont. polished calf (head- & tailcap of spine very carefully repaired), arms in gilt on both covers of Charles Le Goulx de la Berchère, Archbishop of Narbonne, spine richly gilt. Paris: S. Michallet, 1698. First edition of this indispensable source book for the history of French science in the second half of the 17th century. Duhamel (1624-1706), became the first secretary of the Paris Academy of Sciences upon its foundation in 1666. The first chapters deal with the foundation of the Academy. They are followed by year-by-year reports on the experiments and discoveries presented to the Academy by its members in the fields of astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, anatomy, botany, etc. during the next thirty years. Le Goulx de la Berchère (d. 1719), archbishop of Narbonne, formed an important library, strong in all branches of knowledge. With the signature on title of Mgr. René François de Beauvau du Rivau, who succeeded Le Goulx as archbishop and inherited his library. The library was eventually sold by auction in Toulouse in 1741 (see Bléchet, p. 107). A fine and fresh copy. &#10087; D.S.B., IV, pp. 221-22. For the binding: Guigard, I, p. 309 & Olivier 2334, 1. .

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      London, W. Rogers and Abel Roper, 1698.. from the First Ages of the World, to the Great Revolution, under King John IV, in the Year 1640. Written in Spanish by Emanuel de Faria y Sousa, Knight of the Order of Christ. Translated and continued down to this present year, 1698, by Capt. John Stevens. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1698. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, page: [24], 200, 209-572, [20] - Table, jump in pagination and some misnumbering but all catch words and the collation are correct. Our copy collates the same as the copy in ESTC, No. R2659, Signatures: A4, a8, B-N8, O4, P-Z8, 2A-2P8. Bound in full speckled calf, rebacked with the old spine relaid, red morocco gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, edges speckled red. Binding lightly rubbed, corners bumped, slight shelf wear to edges, gilt rubbed on label with slight loss, endpapers age-browned, tip of top corner of first free endpaper missing, pale age-browning and light foxing to text, occasional small dark brown spot, small hole just affecting 2 letters on the recto, private library bookplate with coat of arms and dated 1860 to first pastedown, neat old ink date at top of first pastedown and 2 small neat old ink letters to top of first free endpaper, 1 small old ink correction to text affecting 1 word, otherwise a very good copy. "STEVENS or STEPHENS, JOHN (d. 1726), Spanish scholar and translator, was a Roman catholic, and probably an Irishman. He is said to have accompanied James II in his Irish campaigns, and to have been employed in other services by him. He is probably to be identified with the Lieutenant John Stephens mentioned by D&#39;Alton (King James&#39;s Irish Army List, p. 485). He was not attainted, and before 1695 had settled in London. From that time till his death he was busily engaged in translations and historical and antiquarian compilations. He says nothing of himself in any of his numerous works, which are almost always inscribed &#145;Captain Stevens.&#146; The intimate knowledge of Portuguese and of the Spanish language and literature displayed in his prefaces points to a residence in Spain or Portugal. Miscellaneous as Stevens&#39;s work was, he deserves special recognition as a predecessor of Southey, Stirling-Maxwell, and Ticknor in the exploration of the rich mine of Spanish literature, and his translations of Quevedo and of the historians Mariana and Sandoval are of real value. He died on 27 Oct. 1726." (Wikisource). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [Les Introuvables (ou presque)] Epistres nouvelles

      A Paris: Chez Denys Thierry, 1698. relié. In 4 (15.5x21.5cm). Edition originale, rare. Grand fleuron en page de titre. Texte en italiques. Grands bandeaux de titre, lettrines. Plein Veau blond glacé, vers 1820. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons ; roulettes à froid et roulette en queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Frise d&#39;encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Rousseurs sur le premier feuillet blanc et brunissure en marge de la page de titre. Très bel exemplaire, frais. Cette édition contient la onzième, la douzième et la treizième épître en édition originale. Ecrits de la maturité littéraire, les épîtres se caractérisent par un style plus mûr et plus serein que les satires. Ex-libris Dr. Manessier. - Chez Denys Thierry, A Paris _1698, In 4 (15.5x21.5cm), 15 f. n. ch., relié. - Les Introuvables (ou presque) relié

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        Critici Sacri, sive, Annotata Doctissimorum Virorum in Vetus ac Novum Testamentum: quibus accedunt tractatus varii theologico-philologici. Editio nova in novem tomos distributa, multis anecdotis commentariis, ac indice ad totum opus locupletissimo, aucta. [Eight Volumes in Nine]

      Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: excudunt Henricus et vidua Theodori Boom, Joannes & Aegidius Janssonii a Waesberge, Gerhardus Borstius, Abraham a Someren, Joannes Wolters; Et Ultrajecti : Guiljemus vande Water, 1698. Editio nova. Later vellum over marbled paper-covered boards, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Vellum soiled, boards rubbed, a few tears and splits to the vellum, small shallow chip to the head of the spine on one volume, shadows of spine labels, some edge wear, small institutional book plate to front pastedowns, leaves with some scattered staining and soiling, often at the rear of the volumes, one volume with minor marginal worming, partially repaired, two leaves at rear of one volume reattached, occasional repair, one leaf with marginal tear, leaves mostly clean, folding maps are without tears but some minor soiling or staining, one plate creased, one with extra fold, a few with dampstain to edges, one scuffed at top and repaired on verso, overall a good set of this important compendium of biblical scholarship. Folio. Illus. with 13 engraved plates (7 folding) lettered A & numbered 1-12; 34 woodcuts, 2 engravings, numerous decorated initial letters and tailpieces, two title pages in red and black with large engraved vignettes. Prepared under the direction of John Pearson, Anthony Scattergood, Francis Gouldman, and Richard Pearson. Vol. 1, pt. 1. Genesis and Exodus; Vol. 1, pt. 2. Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; Vol. 2. The historical books and the book of Job; Vol. 3. Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon; Vol. 4. Books of the Prophets; Vol. 5. The Apocrypha, and 7 tracts on Jewish antiquities; Vol. 6. The Gospels; Vol. 7. Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles; Vol. 8. Epistles, Revelation, and tracts on various subjects. Index at end of Vol. 8. Vol. 1, pt. 1 has general and special title page.; v. 1, pt. 2- v. 8 have special title page only. Text in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, Syriac. Critici Sacri was intended as a companion for the Polyglot Bible, published by Bishop Walton, in 1657. Combining the works of many of the best English and continental scholars of the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries, John Pearson, archdeacon of Surrey at the time, produced ?the most important collection of Biblical critics ever made....In point of size the work of Poole has advantages but no man man who is acquainted with both works will ever prefer the Synopsis to the original,? (Clarke, Holy Bible, 1837.) Contains the entire annotations of Munster, Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Drusius, and Grotius on all or nearly all of the Old Testament, Fagius on the Chaldaic Paraphrase of the Pentateuch, and the first four chapters of Genesis; the commentaries of Masius on Joshua; Codurcus?; annotations on Job; Pricaeus on the Psalms; Bayne on the Proverbs; Forerius? commentary on Isaiah; Lively on Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah; Badwell on the Apocrypha; Hoeschel on Ecclesiastes, and more. For the New Testament, there are the collations of Valla, with the animadversions of Revius, Erasmus? annotations, commentaries by Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Zegerus, Grotius, Munster, Drusius, Scaliger, Casaubon, Cameron, Lud. Capellus, Jac. Capellus, Gualtperius, Schultetus, and Pricaeus. Also inclluded are philological tracts and dissertations including John Gregory's Notes and Observations; Fagius's Comparison of the principal Translations of the Old Testament; Cartwright's Mellijicium Ebraicum; Drusius on the Mandrakes; Jos. Scaliger and Amama on Tythes; Lud. Capellus on the Vow of Jephthah and Corban; Pithoeus De Latinis Bibliorum Interpretationibus; Hosti- us De fabrica Arcae Ngae; Rittershusius De Jure Asylorum; A Hat ius De Engastrymutho; Montanus on Jewish Antiquities; Bertram and Cunaeus on the Hebrew Republic; Waser on the ancient Coins and Measures of the Hebrews, Chaldeans, and Syrians; and much more. This is the second and best edition, much augmented from the first of 1660. Typographically, as well as textually, the work exceeds that of the first Englsh edition having been the concerted effort of six Dutch publishers and booksellers (five from Amsterdam and one from Utrecht), with at least two doing the bulk of the printing including Hendrik Wetstein. Contains a rare variant of Benedict Arias Montanus? Sacrae Geographiae Tabula double hemisphere world map from the Polyglot Bible, showing how Noah?s three sons repopulated the world; this version in unique in containing two scenes: one of the Garden of Eden and sunlight and one depicting the darkness and the deluge. Brunet II, 426. Orme, Bibliotheca Biblica 128. Walch IV, 421. De Bure 157.

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      Paris: Sold by Benoist Audran and by Charles Simonneau, 1698. FIRST EDITION. 248 x 337 mm (9 3/4 x 13 1/4"). Not at all displeasing 19th century continental half vellum over marbled paper boards, flat spine gilt in a lattice and fleuron pattern, red morocco vertical title label (hinges expertly reinforced with paper tape). ENGRAVED THROUGHOUT: WITH A TOTAL OF 40 FINE COPPER PLATES, including an engraved dedication page, colophon, and 38 engravings illustrating the life of Samson, the plates after Verdier, with four engraved by him and the rest by Audran, de Poilly, Simonneau, and others. Explanatory text in French and Latin captions; recto of front free endpaper with (probably 19th century) calligraphic ink ownership inscription of L. Schellbach Junior. Tiny scuffs and abrasions to title label (with minimal loss of leather and gilt), a few marks and three small gouges to lower paper cover, edges a bit worn, but the binding completely solid and with nothing approaching a serious problem. Dedication plate with overall faint soiling and with four small ink splatters, two plates with short closed tears in bottom margin (last three plates with one-inch open tear to lower inside corner), intermittent minor foxing or soiling, but generally quite an excellent copy internally, the leaves much cleaner and showing fewer signs of use than would be expected with an appealing picture book like this. This is a very rare complete set of Verdier's depictions of events from the life of Samson, beginning with an angel's annunciation to his mother that she will bear a son who is "the glory of Israel and the terror of the Philistines." The work goes on to relate his youthful feats of strength, including the slaying of a lion with his bare hands; his stormy marriage to a Philistine woman; and his battles against the Philistines, during which he was given supernatural strength by God. It ends with his seduction and shearing at the hands of Delilah, and the subsequent destruction of the Philistine palace. Apart from the very last episode in his life, Samson was not a frequent subject for artists, which makes these attractive and uncommon engravings all the more desirable. Verdier's drawing are full of life and action, with beautifully rendered bodies, detailed backgounds, and artful use of light and shadow. And the plates are done on thick, soft paper, which gives the compositions an appropriately antique texture. The son of a clockmaker to the French court, Verdier (1651-1730) studied painting under the great Charles Le Brun (1619-90) and won first prize for drawing at the Académie Royale in 1668. He was awarded a number of official commissions in Paris, and assisted with Le Brun's works for Versailles and the Trianon. In 1678, he was elected to the Académie, and he later acquired the title of "Painter in ordinary to the King." This is a genuinely rare book both in institutional collections and in the marketplace: OCLC lists only seven copies of this work, some of them incomplete, and since 1975, ABPC records only one complete copy at auction (and one, apparently later, incomplete group of the plates).

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        AN ESSAY ON THE VALUE OF MINES, LATE OF SIR CARBERY PRICE. Writ for the private satisfaction of all the partners

      London, printed in the year 1698.. FIRST EDITION, 1698, small 8vo in fours, 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, 2 folding plates, the first plate missing but supplied in very good facsimile, pages (24), 55, (1), lacking rear endpaper, early binding in full calf, gilt panel to covers with ornaments at corners, raised bands to spine, no label or lettering. Long cracks at top and bottom of upper hinge, cover still holding firmly, lower hinge just starting at bottom, small chip at head of spine, corners slightly worn, upper and lower covers have 3 small geometric figures lightly made with the point of a pair of compasses, title page margins slightly browned, lower corner tip missing, blank verso, final blank page and rear pastedown filled with early manuscript notes, pages faintly browned throughout, the original folding plate is lightly browned and slightly spotted, it has an old paper repair to the reverse of the top edge, a small area on reverse is strengthened with archival tape, a small area of water staining and on the reverse of the inner panel some manuscript notes with slight show through on recto, lower margin of page 11 torn away, some messy ink scribble in 3 lower margins, closed tear to 1 upper margin extending slightly into text, repaired neatly with no loss, final page has several archival tape repairs on verso, the verso and the rear pastedown are heavily browned, the pastedown with a couple of small chips to edges. A good copy, all text complete but 1 plate in facsimile. The facsimile plate is &#39;A Description of the Silver, Lead and Copper-mines, late of Sir Carbery Price, lying in Cardiganshire...&#39; with a diagram and labelling; The second which is still the original plate is &#39;The Silver-Mine of Potozi&#39; in what was then Peru and is now Bolivia. William Waller had been for 6 years the manager of lead, copper and silver mines at Esgair Hir, near Aberystwyth, whose owner Sir Carbery Price died in 1694. He addresses his Epistle Dedicatory to the present owner Sir Humphry Mackworth, and to a large number of possible partners, rich and influential persons including Sir Christopher Wren, with a view to raising the capital to re-open and rework the mine under Waller&#39;s management. In this work he sets out the possibilities believing the mine to have very lucrative potential, giving facts and figures. In chapter II he compares Esgair Hir with the fabulous silver mine at Potozi, and even looks forward to a town being built nearby called the Welsh Potozi. He claims that so much wealth is to be had that there will be major alleviation of poverty and disablement of miners. Waller continued as a manager under Mackworth but when the latter was bankrupted through dubious financial dealings, Waller was dismissed in 1709. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths&#146; Library of Economic Literture, 3480; The Kress Library of Business and Economics, 2102; Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America,101116. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Heilige Moralien über die Evangelien und Episteln/ wie die in den recht=glaubigen Evangelischen Lutherischen Kirchen an Sonn= und Fest=Tagen verlesen werden.

      Darin der heilige Text überal von Wort zu Wort nach dem Sinn des Heiligen Geistes deutlich erklähret und zu heilsahmen Gebrauch, Lehre, Trost und Ermahnung in der Furcht GOttes angewandt, In der Christlichen Teutschen Gemeine zu St. Petri in Kopenhagen, Durch Beystand des heiligen Geistes' öffentlich gelehret und geprediget vion Johanne Lassenio. Joh. Weppling, Rostock 1698. 4to. Frontespiece portrait [of Lassenius] +(8)+640+(6)+(8)+636+(12) pages. Contemporary [Danish] full calf binding, with richly blindtooled panels to the boards and spine richly gilt. A small bit of the spine missing at the top and bottom. Old name to the free front endpaper.. This work explains the meaning of the bible, not only by writing, but it is also adorned with numerous emblemata-like copper plate engravings (as well as woodcut vignettes).** Værket er udsmykket med en lang stribe flotte, kobberstukne emblemata. Selv om genren var ved at uddø på dette tidspunkt, har Lassenius - der var en meget afholdt præst i Skt. Petri Kirke i København - valgt at understrege budskabet med illustrationer

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      In-4 (mm. 330 x 230), p. pergam. antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, 10 cc.nn., 694 pp.num., 25 cc.nn., stemma dei Gesuiti inc. al frontesp.; ornato da testatine, grandi iniziali e finali; illustrato da ca. 140 silografie nel t. fra cui: gli stemmi delle famiglie nobili di Trieste, monete, antichità romane, lapidi. "Manca il ritratto" a p. pag. di Giuseppe Re d?Ungheria. Nell?opera: ?con la notitia di molti arcani d?antichità, prerogative di nobiltà, e gesti d?huommini illustri, privilegi della città, e famiglie d?essa, varietà d?eruditioni, inscrittioni, sassi, mausolei, mutationi de riti, e dominj, sin?à quest?anno 1698?. "Prima edizione" di questa importante storia di Trieste dalle origini. Cfr. Lozzi,II,5642: ?Storia assai pregiata, non comune? - Graesse,II,302. Con timbri di apparten.; uniformi arross. più o meno lievi interc. nel t.; alone all?ang. inf., ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Cases in Parliament Resolved and Adjudged, upon Petitions, and Writs of Error.

      First edition of the first reports of cases in the House of Lords, appearing when it had become the final court of appeal; the reports were found to be a breach of privilege, resulting in no further reports for almost a century. Contemporary calf, front joint cracking, else quite desirable. Printed for A. and J. Churchill, at the Black Swan [etc.], London, 1698.

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