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        THE HISTORY OF PORTUGAL

      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'Alton (King James'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 ‘Captain Stevens.’ 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'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'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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        HISTOIRE DES ACTIONS EXTRAORDINAIRES DE SAMSON

      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 'A Description of the Silver, Lead and Copper-mines, late of Sir Carbery Price, lying in Cardiganshire...' with a diagram and labelling; The second which is still the original plate is 'The Silver-Mine of Potozi' 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'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’ 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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        HISTORIA ANTICA, E MODERNA: SACRA, E PROFANA DELLA CITTA' DI TRIESTE. Celebre Colonia de? Cittadini Romani.

      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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        A New Discourse of Trade: wherein are Recommended Several Weighty Points; Relating to Companies of Merchants, The Act of Navigation. Naturalization of Strangers. And our Woolen Manufactures. The Ballance of Trade.

      And the Nature of Plantations, and their Consequences in Relation to the Kingdom, are seriously Discussed. Methods for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor are Proposed. The Reduction of Interest of Money to 4 l. per Centum is Recommended. And some Proposals for erecting a Court of Merchants for determining Controversies, relating to Maritime Affairs, and for a Law for Transference of Bills of Debts, are Humbly Offered, second edition, fourth reprint, 46, 238pp 8vo, modern calf backed boards old style, a little browned but a very good copy with wide margins, London, Sowle, 1698. Goldsmith 3486; Kress 2070; Wing C3862. A classic work first appearing in 1668 under a different title and as a thin pamphlet (reprinted in 1689); this was enormously expanded for the 1690 edition which was reprinted in 1693 (and at that time retitled for the first time as here) and 1694. Child was one of the most influential English mercantilist authors of the seventeenth century. His preoccupation with Dutch expansionism naturally leads him into a detailed examination of the commercial battles between Britain and Holland and America and the East Indies. Here he argues that a high rate of interest hinders the growth of trade and discourages navigation, industry, arts, and invention. He urges the abolition of technical regulation of the cloth industry, and is concerned with strengthening the competitive power of English merchants. 'The argument in the New Discourse to show that colonies do not depopulate the mother country, is as conclusive as if it had proceeded from the pen of Mr Malthus; and the reasoning in defence of the naturalization of the Jews discovers a mind greatly superior to existing prejudices..' McCulloch, p.42. Photograph available on request.

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