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        1699 1st ed Life of Saint Martin of Tours / Hungary Born Patron Saint of Soldiers

      Tours : J. Barthe : H.M. Duval, 1699. 1st ed - 1699 1st ed Life of Saint Martin of Tours / Hungary Born Patron Saint of Soldiers Extremely Rare Bio / None Found for Sale Worldwide Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 – November 8, 397) was a Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. Around his name much legendary material accrued, and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints. As he was born in what is now Szombathely, Hungary, spent much of his childhood in Pavia, Italy, and lived most of his adult life in France, he is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe. His life was recorded by a contemporary, the hagiographer Sulpicius Severus. Some of the accounts of his travels may have been interpolated into his vita to validate early sites of his cult. He is a patron saint of soldiers. Main author: Nicolas Gervaise Title: La vie de saint Martin, eveque de Tours : avec l’histoire de la fondation de son eglise, & ce qu s’y passe de plus considerable jusqu’a present. Published: Tours : J. Barthe : H.M. Duval, 1699. 1st ed Language: French Patronage: against poverty; against alcoholism; Bahrija, Malta; beggars; Beli Manastir; Archdiocese of Bratislava; Buenos Aires; Burgenland; cavalry; Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade; Dieburg; Edingen equestrians; Foiano della Chiana; France; geese; horses; hotel-keepers; innkeepers; Kortrijk; diocese of Mainz; Montemagno; Olpe; Orense; Pietrasanta; Pontifical Swiss Guards; quartermasters; reformed alcoholics; riders; Taal, Batangas; Bocaue, Bulacan; Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart; soldiers; tailors; Utrecht; vintners; Virje; wine growers; wine makers; Wissmannsdorf FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 454 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Tours : J. Barthe : H.M. Duval, 1699. 1st ed Size: ~9.5in X 7.5in (24cm x 19cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Satyrae. Interpretatione ac notis illustravit Ludovicus Prateus. Jussu Christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi Delphini.

      London: for R. Clavel, J. Sprint, & J. Nicholson, 1699 - Octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, brown morocco label, red sprinkled edges. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, to the front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription, "Adam Otley 1702 Feb. 9th" to title. Spine gently rolled, tips lightly bumped, small superficial abrasion to front cover, front inner hinges superficially split but firm, variable pale browning to contents, a few trivial spots or marks. An excellent copy. Title page printed in red and black. An attractive copy of the second London edition of the Delphin Juvenal, in strictly contemporary panelled calf, strikingly well preserved. The Delphin series was begun in the 1670s ostensibly as a series of textbooks for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir to Louis XIV. The editor of the Delphin Juvenal was one Louis Desprez. It was originally published in 1684, and was first printed in London in 1691. It proved very popular and there were also several pirate editions.

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        The General History of Spain.

      London: Richard Sare, Francis Saunders and Thomas Bennet,, 1699. From the Peopling of it by Tubal, till the Death of King Ferdinand, who united the Crowns of Castile and Aragon. With a Continuation to the Death of King Philip III. Written in Spanish by the R.F.F. John de Mariana. To which are added, Two Supplements, the first by F. Ferdinand Camargo y Salcedo, the other by F. Basil Varen de Soto, bringing it down to the Present Reign. The Whole translated from the Spanish. By John Stevens. Folio (348 × 215 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down, red morocco label, raised bands, compartments gilt with attractive scrolled corner-tools enclosing a large floral lozenge. From the collection of British Arabist and colonial officer Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with his widow's bequest plate to Bath Public Library to the front pastedown, and associated inked shelf-mark and blind-stamps as usual, together with an early 20th-century bookseller's ticket (Meehan of Bath) and the pencilled inscription "This book belonged to Professor Mitford". A little rubbed, some neat restoration to extremities, contents browned, a good copy. First edition in English, and still the only complete edition, of "the standard work on Spanish history up to the 18th century … [which] does not merely report events in lucid chronological order and with admirable objectivity, but includes analyses of the mechanisms of princely power" (Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought, p. 2). First published in Latin at Toledo in 1592 as Historiae de rebus hispaniae, the text was updated by Mariana down to the death of Philip III in 1621. In 1601 Mariana first published his own Spanish translation of the work, from which this English translation was taken. The English work includes two supplements further extending the chronology of the narrative: one by H. Camargo y Salgado covering 1621–1649, and one by B. Varen de Soto covering 1650–1669. Juan de Mariana (1535?–1624), a native of Talavera de la Reina, became a Jesuit at Simancas, studied at the University of Alcalá and taught in Rome, Loreto, Sicily, Paris, and the Low Countries.

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        Fables of Aesop And Other Eminent Mythologists: with Morals and Reflections [with] Fables and Storyes Moralized Being a Second Part of the Fables of Aesop, and other Imminent Mythologists, &c

      London: Printed for R. Sare, B. Tock, M. Gillyflower, A.J. Churchil, G. Sawbridge, and H. Hindmarsh, 1699. Third Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Two volumes in one, each with a separate title. Contemporary paneled calf, rubbed and a little dry, finely rebacked, with later gilt armorial stamp on cover of Raymond George Cave reading: "Cave Canem". Wear to edges, slight cracking, scratches to back cover. Bookplate with the Cave crest on the front pastedown. Portrait frontispiece and one full page engraving of Aesop surrounded by animals. Library stamp on title and first page. Repair to bottom blank margin of portrait frontis, small repair to first page of table of contents, notes to bottom margin of the plate. Old owners names to end paper, old inscription to blank verso of second plate. Internal foxing, frequently heavy, and age toning throughout. (10), 476pp; (16), 238, (2), 4pp. Short repaired tears to the bottom edge of the final four leaves. A nice, sound copy of the third edition of L'Estrange's fables of Aesop and others. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 045257.

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        Voyages and Descriptions. Vol II. In Three Parts

      London: James Knapton, 1699. [8], 184pp; 132pp, 112pp, [76], four folding maps, original boards. Boards detached, lacking back strip, title lightly browned and slightly rubbed, loss to fore-edge margin of title not affecting text, minor browning to page edges, a few pages with loss to fore-edge margin, again not affecting text, some light soiling to text, with light damp staining to several corners, first and second map with light marginal stain, third and fourth with brown stain, generally quite bright and clean, with the advertisement leaves to rear. The first part is 'a supplement of the Voyage round the world, describing the countreys of Tonquin, Achin, Malacca etc.', the second part 'Two voyages to Campeachy; with a description of the coasts, product, inhabitants, logwood-cutting, trade etc of Jucatan, Campeachy, New-Spain etc' and part three is 'A discourse of trade-winds, breezes, storms, seasons of the year, tides and currents of the torrid zone throughout the world; with an account of Natal in Africk, its product, Negro's etc'. Hill notes that "Dampier's [first] book was so well-received that the British Admiralty gave him a commission as captain in the Royal Navy and command of the Roebuck to conduct surveys of New Holland (Australia). Shortly after the Roebuck sailed in January 1699, Dampier's second book [this one] appeared" (Hill, The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 145). Hill 419. First Edition. Original Boards. Good. 8vo.

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        Dialogues Posthumes du Sieur de la Bruyère, sur le Quietisme

      Paris: Chez Charles Osmont, 1699. First edition. Title page with printer's device. 11 leaves, 382, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spine, leather label, marbled endpapers. Fine. First edition. Title page with printer's device. 11 leaves, 382, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Posthumous attack on the quietists by the immortal author of Les "Caractères" de Thèophraste (1688). After his death in 1696, La Bryère's work was completed by the editor, Louis Ellis du Pin, who wrote the final two dialogues "pour remplir le dessein de l'Auteur", and had them published. Brunet III: 723

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        Novi tractatus de Potu Caphé; De chinensium thé et de chocolata.

      - Geneve, Cramer & Perachon, 1699. In-12, plein vélin rigide de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs plats muet, (1) f., (2) p. d'index, 188 p., frontispice et 3 figures gravées hors texte. Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice figurant un Arabe, un Chinois et un Indien d'Amérique buvant café, thé et chocolat, et de 3 figures gravées sur cuivre hors texte illustrant chaque partie de l'ouvrage. Botaniste de formation publia cette étude au moment où thé, café et chocolat connurent un engouement sans précédent. Philippe Dufour exerçait à Lyon comme marchand droguiste. Il dut quitter la France pour se réfugier en Suisse peu avant la révocation de l'Édit de Nantes. (Cordier, Biblioth. Sinica, I, 491. Goldsmiths'-Kress, n° 3626A suppl. Oberlé, n°733, pour l'éd. de 1785. Sabin, 21146 pour l'éd. de 1693. Vicaire, col. 294). Provenance de la bibliothèque économique Lasteyrie avec son timbre ex-libris sur le titre. Petit trou dans la marge du titre sans perte de texte, rousseurs. Bon exemplaire, relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de Francois Bernier Contenant la Description des Etats du Gand Mogol Ddee lHindoustan du Royaume de Kachemire andc

      

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        Shinkyu bassui taisei [trans.: Complete Essentials of Acupuncture and Moxibustion]

      - Many woodcut illus. in text. 33; 19; 20; 29; 26; 14; 12 folding leaves. Seven vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (rather rubbed, some marginal worming in Vol. V & minor worming in Vol. VII), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: Okada Saburoemon kanko, 1699. First edition of this very rare book on acupuncture and moxibustion, the taking of the pulse, and traditional Chinese medicine. This was one of the three most important works of clinical medicine of the Edo period. The text clearly describes taking the pulse of patients, both of adults and children. The nine tools used at that time for acupuncture are described and illustrated (several of them are still in use today). The present work is an elaboration of the influential work on moxa and acupuncture "Shinkyui bassui, by an unknown author or editor, published complete in five volumes in 1685. This treatise refers to an earlier Chinese work, unnamed, but probably meaning the Rei-su (or Ling-shu), traditionally ascribed to the famous Chinese physician-emperor, KO-TEI (or HWANG Ti). The detail available in Shinkyu bassui, especially regarding descriptions and instructions for use, is impressive - no less than 22 sections consider the following aspects of moxa and acupuncture: theory; relationship to the pulse; stomach; other internal organs; treatment (which was differentiated by sex); the 'philosophy' of acupuncture; cautions in the use of acupuncture and moxa; the preparation and use of moxa cones; how to remove needles (including a separate section on needles which are broken off in the skin); how to twist the needle; how to hit the needle (with a mallet); how to use the needle with a tube; the use of needles (with a separate section on their use in the treatment of boils); on the names of spots (not the 'right spots') where - with extreme caution - acupuncture and moxa can be used (regarded as 'secret' spots, not for the use of beginners in the art); how to measure for location of sites to apply treatment; on needles in general; on names and lengths of bones; and, finally, on interrelations among nerves."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books?Part II. Acupuncture and Moxibustion?, p. 476. Okamoto (active 1685-1733), was a late-17th-century Japanese author who wrote a series of popular explanations of contemporary medical works and earlier medical classics. He came from a family of physicians. Very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        A SOBER DIALOGUE BETWEEN A COUNTRY FRIEND, A LONDON FRIEND, ONE OF G.K.'S FRIENDS...[caption title]

      London: Printed for the author, 1699. 16pp. Dbd. Very good. A rare work by noted Quaker dissenter George Keith, shortly before he abandoned Quakerism for the Anglican faith. Keith was a devout Quaker from 1663, and was imprisoned for several times because of his faith. He came to America in 1685, working as a surveyor in New Jersey. Beginning in 1689, with printer William Bradford, he wrote a series of books attacking New England Congregational ministers. However, by 1692, Keith turned his ire on fellow Quakers, and wrote a number of pamphlets attacking them. In 1693, after a trial, Keith went to New York, where he and Bradford produced the first book printed there, TRUTH ADVANCED IN THE CORRECTION OF MANY GROSS AND HURTFUL ERRORS (New York, 1694). He then went back to England. In the late 1690s, Keith wrote a few pamphlets, increasingly attacking all Quakers, but especially those in America. This pamphlet is the last Keith made before he became an Anglican, and it continues his vein. In 1702 he abandoned Quakerism, and he returned to America, where he spent the next two years. This is one of the rarer of Keith's works, with three institutions in the United States having copies: Folger, Earlham College, and John Carter Brown. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 699/116. WING S4408. SMITH, FRIEND'S BOOKS II, p.45.

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        An essay on the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade. Treating of these heads, viz. Of the people of England. Of the land of England and its product. Of our payments to the publick, and in what manner the ballance of trade may be thereby affected. That a country cannot increase in wealth and power but by private men doing their duty to the publick, and but by a steady course of honesty and wisdom, in such as are trusted with the administration of affairs. By the author of the Essay on Ways and Means.

      London: Printed for James Knapton. 1699. 8vo, (16) + 312pp, 6 folding tables, with the very small ink stamp of the Nottingham Free Public Library on title-page (not touching printed surface, however), the stamp repeated discretely on blank versos of folding tables and on final leaf, recently bound by Trevor Lloyd in a fine 17th century style calf binding, spine gilt and lettered. A handsome copy. First edition. In this work Davenant endeavoured to correct what he regarded as the lamentable recklessness of his adversaries in the use of figures by extensive quotations from the estimates of Gregory King. It was through Davenant's Essay that these estimates (which were otherwise available only in mss.) became public and served as the basis for much 18th century statistical discussion. (J.F. Rees, Ency. of Social Sciences>). Davenant was one of the first students of the balance of trade in England. In this book concerned with the means to national prosperity he breaks away from the strict dogma of mercantilism by observing that the poor were unjustly oppressed by heavy customs and excise, which benefited only a limited commercial class. His remarks on the poor laws, the origin of the Whig and Tory parties, and on population (based partly on the works of William Petty) are of considerable interest.

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        A defence of the Scots settlement at Darien with an answer to the Spanish memorial against it.

      8vo. (in 4s), (4) + 57 + (1)pp., in a fine late 19th century maroon half morocco binding, all edges gilt, raised bands, spine gilt.Publisher: Edinburgh, printed in the year. MDCXCIX.Year: [1699]Edition: Wing F2047C. This printing not in Sabin.

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        Le Guide des Negocians et Teneurs de Livres. Ou Nouveau Traité sur les Livres de Comptes à Parties Doubles, &c. La Difference des Monnoies; des Poids, des Aunage & autre Mesures des Changes & du Stile des Banquiers, &c.

      A Amsterdam, Chez Pierre Mortier, (1699). - (16) 272 S., (2) gef. Tab.Taf., kl.okt., Ldr., etw. beschabt, eine Taf. im Falz tls. gelöst. -- (Schmalenbach 2000, 43).-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le gentilhomme étranger voyageant en France Observant très exactement les melieures (sic) routes qu'il faut prendre, faisant aussi la description des antiquités. Des églises, des tombeaux, des convents, des palais, des arcs triumphaux. Et en un mot de tout ce que chaque Province renferme de plus digne de la curiosité d'un voyageur soit dans les Villes soit dans la Campagne. Par le Baron G.D.N.

      à Leyde, chez Baudouin Vander AA, 1699, in 12, de 4ff. dont un front. gravé d'après J. Goeree, 241pp. 1f., demi-veau brun romantique, dos lisse orné, papier lèg. bruni sinon bon exemplaire. Rare unique édition de ce guide du "Grand Tour" pour la France. Un des premiers du genre. Cette pratique du Grand Tour pour le élites européennes commença dès le milieu du XVIe siècle. On y trouve les différents itinéraires des grandes villes, les monuments, églises, Palais, Universités, Collèges, curiosités etc... ¶ seulement 5ex. au cat. CCFR (Compiègne, BNF, Rouen, Aix, Montpellier) - et 2ex. au cat. OCLC (Cornell & Smith)

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        Constantinopolitan- oder T

      Leipzig, Friedrich Groschuff, 1699. - 12mo. (20), 168 pp., including a folding genealogy of Mohammed as *10, bound here before *2. With a woodcut vignette of the Blue Mosque (?) on title-page as well as an engraved frontispiece of Mohammed presenting the Qur'an to the world, along with Zulfiqar (his legendary double-bladed sword), and a dove on his shoulder. Bound with (II): Orientalischer Kirchen-Staat. Gotha, Jakob Mevius, 1699. (2), 155, (1) pp. (and 2 other works). Contemp. vellum. Very rare sole edition of this detailed exposition of the Qur'an for German readers, replete with a frontispiece depicting Mohammed giving the 'Alcoran' to the world as well as a folding genealogy of the Prophet. The preface discusses the threat which Islam poses to the West; and yet Pritius remarks that "meanwhile no-one will be hurt by learning a little more precisely about the opinions of these people, against whom Christendom has so long struggled" (*2v). - Chapter I covers the tenets of Islamic faith, rituals, customs, and pilgrimage. This includes numerous excerpts from the Qur'an and a lengthy discussion of the entire process of the Hajj, as well as the rituals the pilgrims take part in once they arrive in Mecca (pp. 89-113). Chapter II concerns the role of "muftis, priests, monks, and hermits" in Islam; and Chapter III recounts the life and death of Mohammed, taken from the usual European sources. - The inner workings of Islam had long fascinated the German Protestants, who saw an ally in their struggle against the common enemy of the Habsburgs / Roman Catholic Church. The present work is exceptionally detailed, however, and offers far more than the usual brief discussions of Mohammed's life; indeed, it is evident that Pritius had access to one of the Qur'an translations available in Europe at the time. - Extremely rare: OCLC shows no copies in American or UK libraries; VD 17 shows holdings in six German libraries. - Bound at the end of the volume is a manual of the various faiths of the orient, which includes a chapter on Islam and a discussion of the schism between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Two other theological works bound first: (III) Spener, Philipp Jakob. Die Seligkeit der Kinder Gottes [.]. Frankfurt, Johann David Zunner, 1692. (138), 427, (25) pp. - (IV) Schmidt, Sebastian. Regenten-Predigten, welche zu gewissen Zeiten des Jahrs der christlichen Gemeine in Stra

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        Pensées diverses, escrites à un docteur de Sorbonne, à l'occasion de la comète qui parut au mois de décembre 1680 3e édition, [Suivi de] Addition aux Pensées diverses sur les Comètes ou réponse à un libelle...

      Rotterdam, chez Reinier Leers, 1699, 3 parties en 2 vol. in 12, de 15ff. 490pp., 1f. puis paginé de 491 à 810, 6ff. (Addition) et paginé de 811 à 941, 7ff. de table, pl. veau époque, dos entièrement et finement orné, p. de t. brunes, dentelle int., bel exemplaire. 3e édition augmentée comprenant l'Addition aux Pensées. Le passage de la grande comète de 1680, ou comète de Kirch, fut l'occasion pour Bayle de s'attaquer à la superstition à l'idolâtrie et au fanatisme religieux. Il dénonce la superstition liée aux malheurs prochains annoncés par le passage d'une comète et l'habitude générale de ramener tout ce que l'on ne comprend pas à une action divine, parce que les connaissances de l'époque ne permettaient pas d'expliquer son origine, sa formation ou, par exemple, le fait qu'elle ait une queue, la comète devenait un présage divin. À ce titre, Bayle n'annonce pas seulement les "Lumières", mais fonde la figure de l'« intellectuel critique » aux prises avec les défis de son temps. ¶ Caillet n°860 "Ouvrage fort savant... l'auteur y étudie toute les traditions, croyances... l'astrologie, la démonologie, la magie, la cabbale..."

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        Some account from Colchester of the unfairness and dis-ingenuity of two Rectors, and two Non-conformist Ministers, and five other persons, in their account against the people call'd Quakers.

      London, printed and sold by T. Sowle, in White-Hart-Court, in Gracious-Street, and at the Bible in Leaden-Hall-Street, 1699. 4to., 22 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, small piece of blank margin torn away from last two leaves, but nowhere near printed surface. A fine, crisp, copy now preserved unbound in lettered wrappers. First edition. Wing S.4467. Smith, Friends' Books,> I. 214. A defence of the Colchester (Essex) Quakers in response to the recently published defamatory Some account from Colchester of the Quakers errors, against the very foundation of the Christian religion.> The clergy and Ministers responsible for the pamphlet are named as William Shelton, Rector of St. James, David Kennier, Rector of St. Maries. Daniel Gilson and John Gledhil, Non-Conformist Ministers, together with five 'other persons', viz. 'John Holt, Arthur Winsley, Jun., Oliver Burkin, Edw. Jones, Tho. Reynolds'.

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        An essay on the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade.

      8vo, (16) + 312pp, 6 folding tables, with the very small ink stamp of the Nottingham Free Public Library on title-page (not touching printed surface, however), the stamp repeated discretely on blank versos of folding tables and on final leaf, recently bound by Trevor Lloyd in a fine 17th century style calf binding, spine gilt and lettered. A handsome copy.Publisher: London: Printed for James Knapton.Year: 1699Edition: First edition.

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        Treur-Tooneel der Doorluchtige Vrouwen, of Op en Ondergang der Vorstinnen, En andere Beruchte Vrouwelijke Personagien: Behelzende een kort en bondig verhaal, van 't jammerlijk en Ellendig Eynde der voornaamste, en Treffelykste Vrouwen. Beginnende met de Assyrische Monarchie, en vervolgende tot aan het Eynde deser Eeuwe. Uit veele geloofwaardige Schrijvers, en verscheidene Taalen, met groote moeite by een versameld. Met curieuse Figuuren, (door J. Luyken gemaakt) verciert.

      Jan ten Hoorn, Amsterdam 1699 - 4 books bound in one. Engraved frontispiece and 12 pretty horrible plates depicting man's mistreatment of women.; 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Histoire de l'origine, du progrès, et de l'état présent de la Ste.Chapele située dans l'illustre Abaie des Ermites, ou d'Einsidlen de l'Ordre de S. Benoit. en Suisse. Seconde édition, reveue par l'auteur, & augmentée de nouveaux miracles, & d'autres choses remarquables.

      Einsiedeln Ebersbach 1699 - 15 Bll., 557, (1) S., 2 Bll. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 4 ganzseitigen Kupfern u. einigen Holzschnittvignetten. Leder der Zeit. VD17:115945X.- Zuerst 1686. Frühe französische Ausgabe der Einsiedler-Chronik, die bis zum Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts in zahlreichen Auflagen in vier Sprachen (deutsch, lateinisch, italienisch und französisch) erschien (vgl. Morel, in "Der Schweiz. Geschichtsfreund" Bd 13 S. 176 Nr. 23).- Einband leicht beschabt, kleine Wurmlöcher im Rücken, vereinzelt gering fleckig. Gutes Exemplar.

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        De verborum significatione lib. XX notis et emendationibus Andreas Dacerius

      First edition by André Dacier, illustrated frontispiece of a beautiful crowned arms of the Dauphin, and a title thumbnail weapons of the same; a title banner with the arms of repeated dolphin.Binding open flexible vellum time. Smooth back with title in black pen. Cold dishes hit multiple frames and angular lily irons. Dos messed with a lack tail. Good copy rather cool, printed on good paper. Sumptibus Hugutanorum Amstedolami (Amsterdam) 1699 In-4 (19,8x25,8cm) relié

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        Missale Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum. [Bound with:] Missae Propriae Festorum Ordinis Eremitarum S. Augustini.

      Antwerp: Plantin, 1699/1738. 2 works in 1 vol. Folio (36,5 x 24 cm). (68), 624, 124, (6); (8), 74, (2) pp. Contemporary leather over wood, covers with gilt ornamental border, spine with 6 raised bands, 7 gilt fleurons and gilt decoration, leather tabs, silk markers, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and with blind-tooled decoration, covers with brass catches, clasps missing. Two liturgical publications in the great style of the Plantin Press of which the second work the Missae Propriae (1699) not in the Plantin-Moretus Museum. The first work: Missale Romanum, with a table of the religious festivities for the years 1738 - 1777. Title printed in red and black within a double ruled border and with a large engraved title-vignette. Illustrated with 10 full-page baroque copper-engraved plates. Missal entirely printed in red and black within a double ruled border and with marginal notes. Several 8-line (partly colored) woodcut ornamental initials and numerous 4-line ones. Seven large woodcut end-vignettes and several small ones. The second work: Missae Propriae, is a very rare publication. Even the Plantin-Moretus Museum does not have a copy. The Missae Propriae is in general an addition to the Missal, containing a collection of special texts for individual orders (or dioceses, monasteries &c); in this case for the Order of the Hermits of St Augustine. Leaves *3 and *4 therefore with a Calendar of the feasts of the Augustinian Order. Illustrated with a copper-engraving of St Augustine by R. Collin after E. Quellinus. Title printed in red and black within a double ruled border and with a large engraved title vignette. Also with a nice large endpiece, printed in red, and several 4-, 6- and 8-line decorated woodcut initials, some of them coloured in red. Collated and, apart from last leaf G4 in second work, complete. Corners and covers rubbed, gilt decoration fading, a few leaves a bit browned, but otherwise well-bound, interior fine and with strong copper-engravings. Especially the second work Missae Propriae is a very rare edition. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Pensées diverses, escrites à un docteur de Sorbonne, à l'occasion de la comète qui parut au mois de décembre 1680 3e édition, [Suivi de] Addition aux Pensées diverses sur les Comètes ou réponse à un libelle...

      Rotterdam, chez Reinier Leers, 1699, 3 parties en 2 vol. in 12, de 15ff. 490pp., 1f. puis paginé de 491 à 810, 6ff. (Addition) et paginé de 811 à 941, 7ff. de table, pl. veau époque, dos entièrement et finement orné, p. de t. brunes, dentelle int., bel exemplaire. 3e édition augmentée comprenant l'Addition aux Pensées. Le passage de la grande comète de 1680, ou comète de Kirch, fut l'occasion pour Bayle de s'attaquer à la superstition à l'idolâtrie et au fanatisme religieux. Il dénonce la superstition liée aux malheurs prochains annoncés par le passage d'une comète et l'habitude générale de ramener tout ce que l'on ne comprend pas à une action divine, parce que les connaissances de l'époque ne permettaient pas d'expliquer son origine, sa formation ou, par exemple, le fait qu'elle ait une queue, la comète devenait un présage divin. À ce titre, Bayle n'annonce pas seulement les "Lumières", mais fonde la figure de l'« intellectuel critique » aux prises avec les défis de son temps. ¶ Caillet n°860 "Ouvrage fort savant... l'auteur y étudie toute les traditions, croyances... l'astrologie, la démonologie, la magie, la cabbale..."

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        The laws and customs of Scotland, in matters criminal.

      folio, title printed in russet and black, (10)291(3)1(3)30(2)31 - 66(4)62pp., the fine and crisp Birmingham Law Society copy (BLS monogram on lower cover: name in gilt on upper, 19th century circular inkstamp on title-page and occasionally elsewhere), bound in contemporary mottled calf, sympathetically rebacked, raised bands gilt with crimson morocco label lettered gilt. An excellent crisp copy, originally in the library of Jacob [or James] Winsam with his signature and date of purchase (15 Nov. 1700).Publisher: Edinburgh, printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson ..... for Mr. Andrew Symson and are to be sold by him, in the Cowgate, near the foot of the Horse-wynd.Year: 1699Edition: Wing M. 168 and S2649. Aldis 3866. Sweet & Maxwell, vol.v, p.57 and p.81.

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        Einrichtung und Disciplin eines Eidgenössischen Regiments zu Fuss und zu Pferd: Oder gründliche Anweisung, wie ein eidgenössisches Regiment Cavallerie und Infanterie capitulirt, angeworben, montirt, armirt ... werden müsse. Welchem noch beygefügt Tit. pl. Herrn Marschall von Sachsen vortreffliche Formation der Regimenter in Legionen nach schweizerischen Fuss eingerichtet. Alles aus berühmter Officieren Schriften, und eignen Sammlungen ... zusammen getragen, in III. Theil verfasst.

      3 Bände. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 16 (15 mehrfach gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 3 gest. Vignetten und einigen gefalt. Tabellen. 12 Bll., 355 S. 8 Bll., 436 S., 1 Bl. 8 Bll., 479 S. Lederbde. d. Zt. Jähns 2601. - Nicht im JBdA. - Eingehende Abhandlung über alle Bereiche des Miltärwesens, selbst über Marschmusik weiß der Verfasser einiges zusagen. Die Kupfer zeigen meist verschiedene Formationen. Johann Heinrich Wirz (1699-1791) war Hauptmann bei den Generalstaaten der Vereinigten Niederlande. - Die Bände jeweils mit gest. Wappenexlibris "Joseph Ulrich Ignati von Sonnenberg, Herr zu Castellen, Fischbach" (Gerster, Die schweizerischen Bibliothekzeichen 2121). - Etwas berieben, Rückenschilder fehlen.

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        SOME THOUGHTS CONCERNING EDUCATION. The Fourth Edition Enlarged.

      [8], 380. [2] pages. Original calf boards with blind decoration to the corners, expertly re-backed with a red gilt label. Octavo. Tear in gutter of title repaired; endpapers replaced at some time; some wear to boards; contemporary ownership name at head of title, and a couple of almost illegible dates; else a very good copy. First published in 1692.

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        Once I was Alive and had Flesh Did Thrive But Now I am a Skellitan at 70. TBK.

      n.p. [c.1699] Illustrated folio broadside, woodcut portrait in oval border beneath title and above 16 lines of verse; a few creases & a little dusted, but a very nice copy. 39 x 24.5cm.ESTC R218862, BL only in UK; Huntington, Folger & Yale only in North America. ESTC attributes the opening verse to Thomas Barkworth ('identified by Cty'). However, Anthony A. Wood notes that this cypher ('Once I was alive ...') belonged to Thomas Baskerville, known as the 'King of Jerusalem' (Athenæ Oxonienses, 1848, pp 86-7.) He refers directly to this print, which he surmises was published in 1699: 'The portrait of Baskerville is supposed by Noble to have been engraved by Vertue, but by the execution this is hardly probable. He is represented in an oval, with a slouch-hat, over a large flowing wig, a neck-kerchief hanging long and loosely, and having his hands clasped together, a singular and miserable looking personage'. Wood quotes a passage from the diaries of Thomas Hearne, the antiquary and keeper of books at the Bodleian Library, explaining the history of the portrait: 'Baskerville 'was so whimsical a man as to call himself by the said title of the King of Jerusalem, and would ramble about all the country and pick up all strange odd things, good and bad, which he had written fair in two large folios, which he design'd to have printed, and for that end had his picture engrav'd which was to have been prefix'd as a frontispiece'. Baskerville died before the work could be published and one of the volumes found its way into the Harleian Collection. Thomas Baskerville, 1629-1705, is described in Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edward II, 1883, as an 'eccentric squire of Bayworth' a village in the parish of Sunningwell of which he was the Lord of the Manor.Baskerville's father had studied at Oxford, a few miles from Sunningwell, and although Thomas did not follow in his footsteps, he wrote an account of the town describing Oxford in the period after the Restoration (Evans, The University of Oxford: a new history). Baskverville 'was a collector of manuscripts and in the year 1678 had books and manuscripts which were in Hearne's opinion of very good value and great curiosity'. Indeed, Hearne had wanted to acquire Baskerville's books after his death but failed to do so. DNB erroneously notes that he died on February 9, 1720, this in fact, the date of his son's death. In James Caulfield's Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons

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        A Journey to Paris in the Year 1698

      Early Reprint London Jacob Tonson 1699 8vo: [6],248pp, with 6 plates (3 folding) but without the 3pp. of advertisements bound in some copies. Early full calf, spine very richly gilt in five compartments divided by raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. On the front paste appears the engraved armorial bookplate of John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842). An excellent example, occasional toning, very sporadically scattered marginal foxing, else a clean, crisp copy in handsome period binding. Wing L2527. Near Fine Third Edition (so stated), preceded by two editions of the same year. An account of the author's travels to Paris, overflowing with observations of natural history collections, estates and libraries of Parisian society and commentary on science, art, food, wine, medicine, and more. "Late in 1697, William Bentinck, Lord Portland, was sent on a diplomatic mission to Paris, and Lister accompanied him as physician. His duties left him ample time to meet and talk with other intellectuals, to see their collections and gardens, and to explore the city. He was there for six months and shortly after his return published A Journey to Paris in the Year 1698 (1699). The book ran to three editions within a year, but was lampooned by William King for its supposed triviality. In fact, it is a unique first-hand account of Parisian scientific society, and a useful description of the city and its life." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Het Niew Hollandt.

      Venice: circa 1688-1699. Engraved gore sheet, 485 x 335 mm (sheet size); mounted. A gore sheet, designed to be pasted onto a globe, and an important map of Australia: this single sheet by the great Venetian cartographer Coronelli shows the north western coast in some detail. This particular gore is famous for the fanciful depiction of inland Australia, and shows Arnhem Land complete with palm trees, reindeer and elephants.This detailed map was first engraved as a gore - or globe segment - for Coronelli's colossal terrestrial globe of 1688. Measuring over one metre in diameter, this was one of the largest printed globes ever produced; its engraving was of the highest order, and reflected the most up-to-date and accurate information available at the time. It particularly reflects the discoveries made during the first voyage of Abel Tasman in 1642.The gore offered here, with relevant text at the bottom and verso of the sheet, was probably from the set of twelve plates published in atlas format in the 1696-97 edition of Coronelli's Isolario and later in his Libro dei Globi. A few short tears at extremities, but in fine condition nonetheless.

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        Mémoire concernant la Généralité de La Rochelle. Année 1699.

      1699. ____ Manuscrit, d'une écriture lisible, d'un rapport établi par Michel Bégon, intendant de la Généralité de La Rochelle à la suite de la demande faite dans toutes les provinces de France à la fin du XVIIe siècle, par le Duc de Beauvillier, pour l'instruction de son élève le Duc de Bourgogne, petit-fils de Louis XIV. L'enquête se déroula de 1697 à 1700 et avait pour but de présenter un tableau exact du royaume. Ce mémoire circulait sous forme manuscrite et rares sont les exemplaires qui nous sont parvenus. Cet important document fournit sur cette province à l'époque de Louis XIV un tableau des plus complets. Les habitants "de La Rochelle et Saintes sont assez polis, et on peut dire que le peuple n'y est pas si grossier qu'ailleurs ; mais sur les côtes de la mer et des rivières et dans les îles, ce sont des matelots ou des gens qui n'ont société qu'avec eux." "On sait que cette province a été infestée de l'hérésie, plus qu'aucune autre du Royaume. ... les curés dont la plus grande partie sont très ignorants, très intéressés, chicaneurs et peu charitables." "Ce que cette province a de particulier, c'est le sel, qui est sans contredit le meilleur de l'univers pour conserver la viande et le poisson salé." Une table des chapitres au début du volume : Etablissements, rivières, situation, climat, commerce, manufactures, naturel des habitants, étendue, gouvernement militaire, présidiaux, villes principales, total des paroisses, forêts, les désordres de la religion, chasse, Pays d'Aunis, histoire de La Rochelle, fortifications, le fief de St. Louis, Rochefort, Benon, Nuaillé, Mauléon, Chastillon, Mauzé, Marans, Ile de Ré, De la Saintonge en général, Saintes, Saint Jean d'Angely, Pons, Taillebourg, Brouage, Tomay, Charente, Soubize, Marennes, Arvert, La Tremblade, Saujon, Royan, Talmon sur Gironde, la Tour de Cordouan, l'île d'Oléron, Barbesieux, Mortagne, Contras, Matha, Chalais, Cognac, marais salants, marais gats, marais desséchés, état des paroisses de la généralité de La Rochelle avec l'imposition de l'année 1698. Les noms des seigneurs et la qualité du terroir par élection... Une fente au bas d'une charnière sur 4 cm, mais bel exemplaire. Ex-libris armorié de l'époque : "Mr. Du-Metz". *****. In-4. Collation : (6), 95 pp. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Several Essays in Political Arithmetick: the titles of which follow in the ensuing pages.

      First edition London: Robert Clavel and Henry Mortlock, 1699. Very rare complete copy of this collection of Petty's essays on demography and economics, "including the influential Political Arithmetick (first published 1690), a major comparative study of the wealth and economic policies of England and her rivals France and Holland. This was the first of Petty's works to contain in its title the phrase he had coined to describe the application of statistics to economic theory and policy. Petty was the first to employ numerical evaluation in economics, and his work provided the decisive impulse toward econometrics and the general application of statistics" (Norman). ?Garrison-Morton 1688; Norman 1688 (lacking several of the part-titles). After studying French, mathematics, astronomy and navigation at Caen, several years in the Royal Navy, and during the Civil Wars several more years of study, particularly medicine, at Utrecht, Petty (1623-87) returned to England in 1647, got his doctor's degree in medicine, and became Professor of Anatomy at Oxford in 1650, where he made the acquaintance of John Graunt. In 1652 he was appointed physician to the army in Ireland, and from 1655 to 1656 he undertook a survey of Ireland, called the 'down survey,' as a basis for the distribution of forfeited lands to army officers and soldiers. Petty himself also took over a great deal of land, which was to make him a very wealthy man. Returning to England in 1659, he joined a group of natural scientists who met at Gresham College and eventually founded the Royal Society in 1662. After the Restoration he was knighted and appointed Surveyor-General of Ireland. "What Petty wrote, about both Ireland and England, blended exact statistical information with fanciful projections. True to his belief in the empirical method, learned on the continent early in the 1640s, he aimed to end idle speculation by expressing all in 'number, weight and measure'. This statistical precision certainly added to the novelty and authority of The Political Arithmetic and Anatomy of Ireland. The precision owed much to his access to the cadastral data which had been collected under his own auspices during the down survey, and later when poll and hearth taxes were levied in Ireland and as bills of mortality enumerated and classified the dead both in London and Dublin... "Petty did not confine his advice and reflections to Ireland. In England, he concerned himself with agriculture, industry, technology, population, architecture, and medicine. He also interested himself in the demography of London, now more clearly revealed in the weekly bills of mortality. In association with John Graunt he analysed this material and used it to predict future trends. During the 1680s these analytical techniques were applied to Dublin. Petty examined the wealth, potential and actual, of England. He saw labour as the key to increased national prosperity. Like other commentators he sought lessons from the evident successes of the United Provinces and France under Colbert. The novelty in Petty's approach was to quantify... by abstracting numbers and using these as the basis of calculation, whether of profit and loss in his own Irish ironworks or English trades and industries, he constructed the method known as political arithmetic which was widely copied in the later seventeenth century (and beyond). In addition, by isolating such issues as the velocity of circulation, the difference between the natural and market price of a commodity, and the theory of economic surplus, he established important themes and methods for classical economists" (ODNB). The essays included in this volume, each of which have a separate dated title page, are: An essay concerning the multiplication of mankind (1698); Further observations upon the Dublin bills (1698); Two essays in political arithmetic (1699); Observations upon the cities of London and Rome (1699); Five essays in political arithmetic (1699); Political arithmetick, or a discourse concerning the extent and value of lands (1699). Five essays has a French title page facing the English one, the text being printed in French on versos and English on rectos, with facing pages bearing duplicate pagination. It comprises: I. Objections from the city of Rey in Persia, and from Mons. Auzout, against two former essays, answered, and that London hath as many people as Paris, Rome and Rouen put together. II. A comparison between London and Paris in 14 particulars. III. Proofs that at London, within its 134 parishes named in the Bills of mortality, there live about 696 thousand people. IV. An estimate of the people in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Rome, Dublin, Bristol and Rouen. V. Concerning Holland and the rest of the seven United Provinces. Garrison-Morton 1688; Keynes Petty 46; Norman 1688; Wing P-1937; ESTC R22460. 8vo (184 x 112 mm), pp. [iv], [1-4], 5-103, [2], 105-139 (each page number in this series repeated, with English and French on opposite pages), [140-160], 161-276. Contemporary English calf (capitals and hinges with some wear, internally fine and fresh). Provenance: Dauntesey, Agecroft Hall (bookplate). Very rarely found fully complete as here with all the part-titles.

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         Les Oeuvres diverses de Monsieur de Cyrano Bergerac, enrichi de figures...

      Amsterdam, chez Daniel Pain, 1699, 2 tomes in 12, de 4ff.-324pp. 13ff. et de 325 à 430pp. ill. de 5 gravures h. t. dont un portrait & 80pp. 9ff. et de 81 à 306pp. (chiffrées 206) ill. de 4 gravures h. t., rel. en un fort vol. pl. veau brun époque, dos orné lég. passé, très bon exemplaire. Très bonne édition collective illustrée des Oeuvres de Cyrano, contenant Les Etats et Empires de la Lune et du Soleil, le fragment de physique ou la science des choses naturelles, les lettres (avec pour et contre les sorciers), le pédant joué, et la mort d'Agrippine. Les "Etats et Empires de la Lune et du Soleil", sont considérées à la fois comme des oeuvres d'anticipation tout à fait remarquables, mais aussi comme des oeuvres empruntes d'une connaissance profonde du symbolisme hermétique, avec entre-autres les célèbres passages sur la langue des oiseaux, et sur le combat de la Salamandre et du Rémore... Cyrano est en tout cas un véritable précurseur de la science-fiction. ¶ Brunet II. 46 - Versins utopie p.219 "...avec lui l'anticipation a fait un pas considérable..." - Hartig & Soboul utopie p.33 - Cat. Valette utopies n°105 à 107 (autres éditions) "la conviction scientifique... et la féerie savante ont admirablement utilisé la forme utopique..."

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        Relation fidele du voyage de la Terre Sainte dans laquelle se voit tout ce qu' il y a de remarquable, tant par mer que par terre, depuis le départ de Marseille jusqu' au retour de ce saint voyage. Par un religieux de S. François Observantain, qui a fait le voyage trois fois. Paris, Gabriel Valleyre, 1760. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      - Röhricht, p. 288; Tobler p. 119; cf. Blackmer 22; not in Atabey. Third edition of this voyage to the Holy Land by Felix Beaugrand, member of the Franciscan order. His travels, made in 1699 also included Crete, Patmos and Cyprus, and his account includes many details of Turkish customs (pp. 187-207). The work is divided into two parts. The first part, consisting of 40 chapters, describes mainly the Island of Cyprus, the Mont-Liban, Syria, Corsica and Sardinia, with special attention to Nazareth and Jerusalem and their Biblical places. The second part, consisting of 60 chapters is concentrated upon the twelve tribes that inhabited the Holy Land, their origins and religion, and describes Barbaria, Malta, Crete, Patmos and Constantinople.With the stamps of the library of the Château d' Eu and the Palais Royal, our copy belonging to the personal library of King Louis-Philippe. Some insignificant foxing and browning, small hole in second leaf affecting two words. Good copy of an account of a voyage to the Holy Land, describing many Mediterranean sites.

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        Orang-Outang, sive Homo Sylvestris: or, the Anatomy of a Pygmie Compared with a Monkey, an Ape, and a Man... [ISSUED WITH:] A Philological Essay Concerning Pygmies...

      London: Thomas Bennet, Daniel Brown, Mr. Hunt, 1699. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Two parts in one. 4to (288 x 213 mm). [12] 1-108, [2] 1-58 [2] pp. Signatures: ?4 A2 B-O4 ?2 ?2 2B-2H4 2I1, 91 leaves. Imprimatur leaf before title, separate title to second part, publisher's advertisement leaf at end, 8 folding engraved plates after William Cowper by Michael Vander Gucht (small tears at folds without loss). Modern blind-stamped calf, gilt red morocco spine label, red-dyed edges, new endpapers. Little browning, marginal soiling and spotting of text. Provenance: Joshua Brookes* (2 different bookplates). A fine, wide-margined copy. ----PMM 169; Norman 2120; Wing T-3598; Garrison-M. 153; NLM/Krivatsy 12028; Nissen ZBI 4194. - FIRST EDITION of the first anatomical study of a great ape and to identify the chimpanzee as the link directly below mankind in the 'Great Chain of Being': "'Tis a true Remark, which we cannot make without Admiration; That from Minerals, to Plants; from Plants, to Animals; and from Animals, to Men; the Transition is so gradual, that there appears a very great Similitude, as well between the meanest Plant, and some Minerals; as between the lowest Rank of men, and the highest kind of Animals. The Animal of which I have given the Anatomy, coming nearest to mankind; seems the Nexus of the Animal and Rational" (Tyson, from The Epistle Dedicatory). This represents the first formulation of the idea of the 'missing link', which was more fully explored by the works of Huxley and Darwin in the 19th century. The 'typical pygmy' which Tyson placed between man and monkey was in fact an African chimpanzee. "The earliest important study in comparative morphology ... he established a new family of anthropoid apes standing between monkey and man ... Tyson did not foresee the theory of evolution; but his work contributed substantially to its formulation and in that sense he was a forerunner of Blumenbach, Buffon, Huxley and Darwin" (PMM). *Joshua Brookes (1761-1833). "Brookes taught anatomy to approximately 7000 students over a forty-year period... [and was] generally esteemed to be among the best teachers of practical anatomy in London, having the benefit of original specimens rather than pictures" (ODNB). He assembled a vast collection of specimens of human and comparative anatomy, which he displayed in the two upper floors of his house in Blenheim Street. The collection, dispersed in sales in 1828 and 1830, was considered as second only to that of John Hunter. Very Good.

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        The London Spy. For the Month of November, 1698 [to] the Month of April, 1700.

      Printed and sold by J. How, in the Ram-Head-Inn-Yard, in Fanchurch-street. 1699-1700 Folio. Some foxing, old waterstaining, various degrees of browning to a number of leaves. Expert repair to small tear to head of two leaves without loss. Volume One: Parts I - II (third edition, dated 1700 & 1701); III-VI (no edition stated, and dated 1699, but are most probably John How re-issues); VII-XII (dated 1699 and are John How first printings). Volume Two: Parts I-VI (dated 1699-1700, and are John How first printings). A complete set, bound in contemporary gilt panelled calf, later decorated gilt spine, red morocco label; board edges & corners worn, recent endpapers & pastedowns.ESTC P1695. The first six numbers were originally printed by John Nutt; vol. 1, nos. 7-12 and vol. 2, nos. 1-6 were printed by John How, who also re-issued the series in folio in 1701-1702. Most surviving sets include some numbers from these re-issues, with titlepages reading 'second edition' or 'third edition'. In November of 1698, Londoners were presented with a new periodical venture that its author, Ned Ward, described as 'a complete survey of the most remarkable places, as well as the common vanities and follies of mankind (both day and night)' as seen in London. The London Spy

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        [Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems; Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences] Systema cosmicum [Dialogo]. In quo dialogis IV. de duobus maximis mundi systematibus. Ptolemaico & Copernicano, rationibus utrinque propositis indefinitiè ac solidè differitur. Accessit alterâ hâc editione praeter conciliationem locorum S. Scripturae cum terrae mobilitate, ejusdem Tractatus de motu, nunc primum ex italico sermone in latinum versus; [bound with ] Discursus et demonstrationes mathematicae circa duas novas scientias [Two New Sciences] pertinentes ad mechanicam et motum localem . . . Quibus accedit appendix De centro gravitatis quorundam solidorum

      Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] Apud Fredericum Haaring, et Davidem Severinum Bibliopolas [through 1700] 1699 First Leiden Edition of the Dialogo (Fourth Latin Edition, Fifth Edition overall) of Galileo's celebrated defense of the Copernican view of the solar system, bound with bound with the First Latin Edition (third overall) of the Two New Sciences. Two volumes in one. 4to: [16],494,[26]; [6],282(misprinted 826),[4], with copper-engraved portrait of Galileo, additional engraved title page (after Stefano della Bella), dated 1700, showing Aristotle, Ptolemy and Copernicus discussing the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system, and numerous woodcut illustrations. In addition to Galileo's texts, this edition includes (following conclusion of the Dialogo) the introduction to "Astronomia nova" (pp. 446-454), in which Johannes Kepler argued in favor of heliocentrism based upon his ten-year-long investigation of the motion of Mars; the Latin translation of Paolo Antonio Foscarini's "Epistola R.P.M. Pauli Antonii Foscarini, Carmelitani, circa Pythagoricorum, & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terræ, et stabilitate solis: et de novo systemate seu consitiutione mundi" (Letter concerning the Opinion of the Pythagoreans and Copernicus about the Mobility of the Earth and Stability of the Sun, and the New Pythagorean System of the World, pp. 455-487), in which Foscarini defends the Copernican theory against charges that it conflicted with Scripture, and "The judgment of the Cardinals against Galileo and his abjuration (pp. 488-494), first printed in Riccioli's "Almagestum," in 1651. Period full vellum over boards, titled in manuscript to spine, edges speckled black, plain period end papers. A handsome, unsophisticated copy, rare in this condition. Vellum soiled and stained, scattered minor foxing, some thumbing to final few leaves, but a tight, clean example. PMM 128 (Dialogo first edition) & 130 (Discorsi). Carli and Favaro 395. Dibner 8 and 141. Norman 858. Very Good First Leiden Edition of the Dialogo (Fourth Latin Edition, Fifth Edition overall), bound with the First Latin Edition (third overall) of the Two New Sciences. Galileo's discoveries with the telescope (described in Sidereus nuncius, in 1610), confirmed his belief that the Sun is the center of the solar system and Earth a planet, as Copernicus had argued. But by 1616, the Inquisition had pronounced Copernican theory heretical, and Galileo was admonished not to "hold or defend" it. Then in 1624, Maffeo Cardinal Barberini, friend, admirer, and patron of Galileo for a decade, was named Pope Urban VIII, and granted Galileo permission to write a book about theories of the universe but warned him to treat the Copernican theory only hypothetically. That book, the Dialogo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican), was first published, in Italian, in 1632. In it, Galileo gathered together all the arguments (mostly based on his own telescopic discoveries) for the Copernican theory and against the traditional geocentric cosmology put forth by Ptolemy and Aristotle. (The Dialogo takes the form of a discussion between a spokesman for Copernicus, one for Ptolemy and Aristotle, and an educated layman for whose support the other two vie.) Reaction against the book was swift. The pope convened a special commission, which recommended that the Inquisition bring a case against Galileo. Galileo confessed to having overstated his case and was condemned to life imprisonment, though he never spent a day in a dungeon; the Dialogo remained on the Inquisition's Index of prohibited books until 1822. The two new sciences with which the second book deals are mechanics and motion (kinematics). Together, they underlie modern physics, and the Two Sciences is considered the "first modern textbook in physics" (Dibner), "not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together with suggestive discussions of their possible solution." (Dictionary of Scientific Biography) Newton claimed he derived the first two laws of motion from this book. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Romanae magnitudinis monumenta : quae vrbem illam ... velut rediuiuam exhibent posteritati veterum recentiorumque quotquot hac de re scripserunt authoritate probata quibus suffragantur numismata et musea principum praesertim fragmenta marmorea Farnesiana quæ vrbis antiquae ichnographiam continent

      sumptibus ac typis Dominici de Rubeis, Io: Iacobi haeredis.. First edition, illustrated with 138 engraved plates, including the title and the frontispiece. Although the main burner is Domenico Rossi, most boards are unsigned Pietro Bartoli and boards are reworked from another work Antiqua Urbis Splendor (1637) by Giacomo Lauro (Italian painter Veronese follower). The only name of a designer that found on some boards is that of Petro Beretino Cortonensi. Printing on thick paper. Most boards are small text curvilinear characters. Half time Veal corners. Italian bookbinding. Spine ribbed decorated with flowers and wheels. Friction, particularly on the flats. Very blunt corners. Inside a beautiful freshness. Famous collection of engravings of ancient Rome, of great beauty; boards do not just include the major monuments such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum, but represent all aspects of the greatness of Rome; So we find military boards, archaeological, maritime; boards of architecture is naturally the most numerous, thus spreading knowledge of Roman architecture in the seventeenth. Domenico Rossi is responsible for several collections of architecture, including civil studio architettura di Roma, a collection of Etruscan monuments with Bartoli ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! sumptibus ac typis Dominici de Rubeis, Io: Iacobi haeredis. Romae 1699 in-4 à l'italienne (28x43cm) 138pl. relié

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        Johannis Brunnemanni JCti Commentarius in Codicem Justinianeum, quo singulae leges et authenticae breviter & succincte explicantur, Quaestiones in Academiis & Foro frequentatae resolvuntur .. Opus theoretico-practicum, cui praeter indicem rerum et verborum locupletissimum accessit Ex Ejusdem Auctoris Commentario ad Pandectas, notabilium, quae circa leges affines inibi commentatus est, continua allegatio, Editio postrema, ab innumeris mendis repurgata, novis ac necessariis additionibus, ut & summariis denuò largiter aucta.

      Johannis Christophori Tarnovii, literis Andreae Zeidleri, 1699. Due volumi in folio (mm 332x208), pp. (24), 828, 829-1360, (182). Segnatura: &pi,&sup2, av bt A-Uuuuuv Xxxxxx a-ov px(-p8). Legatura in mezza pergamena coeva con punte, dorso con cinque nervi, tassello e titolo in oro. Il frontespizio è stampato in rosso e nero. Frontespizio calcografico, originariamente nel primo volume, posto all'inizio del secondo. Testo su due colonne. Testate, finalini e iniziali xilografici. Diffuse bruniture, ma nel complesso ottima copia.

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        America Borealis 1699

      1699. "Decorativa carta geografica dell'America settentrionale che include anche le Antille. Pubblicata nell'opera di Heinrich Scherer ""Atlas Novus exhibens orbem terraguem per naturae opera, historiae navae acveterus monumenta, artistique geographicae leges et praecepta.."" edito in 8 parti, dal 1702 al 1710 a Monaco. La California è rappresentata come un'isola; il fiume Mississipi si orgina da due grandi laghi nell'attuale Canada, e sfocia nel ""Sinus Mexicanus"" collocato troppo a ovest. Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservaione." "Richly engraved decorative map of North America, showing California as and Island, by Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) for his Atlas Novus exhibens orbem terraguem per naturae opera, historiae navae acveterus monumenta, artistique geographicae leges et praecepta...published in eight volumes from 1702-1710 in Munich. Scherer, a devout Jesuit, produced this geographical compendium to depict the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world. The Great Lakes are prominently depicted and the Mississippi River originates in two large lakes in present-day Canada, and empties into the ""Sinus Mexicanus"" too far west. The map is decorated with a title cartouche, distance scale, ships and sea monsters. Copper engraving, in very good condition." Monaco Munich Tooley (America) p. 131 361 240

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        La descrizione della famiglia Cilnea esaminata, e ribattuta periodo per periodo...

      Marc’Antonio & Orazio Campana, 1699. 4to (20), 6 cc.nn., 194 pp., 7 cc.nn. con disegni n.t., ill.ni applicate n.t. e 5 carte f.t. ripiegate. Ottima legatura recente in mz. pergamena con angoli e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Bell’esemplare, salvo un’antica macchia d’nchiostro alla p. 74. Lozzi, I, 1234: ‘Raro’. Br. Libr. II, p. 512.

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        THE CHRISTIAN QUAKER AND HIS DIVINE TESTIMONY STATED AND VINDICATED, FROM SCRIPTURE, REASON AND AUTHORITY.

      London: T. Sowle, 1699. - [14],254pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. The third edition of this work by William Penn, with no copies of the first edition being recorded extant, and the second published in 1674. In this work the noted Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania refutes assertions about the Quaker faith made by Baptist preacher Thomas Hicks in his pamphlet, A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN AND A QUAKER (1673). Hicks' pamphlet purports to be a conversation between an orthodox Christian and a Quaker, in which the Quaker is made to appear quite foolish. Bronner & Fraser note that it must have been quite popular, as it went through two printings, and Penn felt compelled to respond with the present work. Penn's essay concerns "the Light within," which he claims is universal, dating back to the classical world even before Christ, though he notes that Christ is the ultimate expression of the Light. "WP went on to prove the universality of the Light through reason, and to summarize the character of a True Quaker, as one who is completely obedient to the Light. Biographers have called this WP's most systematic essay written up to this point, and it was given a good reception in the seventeenth century" - Bronner & Fraser. ESTC R26864. WING P1267. SMITH, FRIENDS' BOOKS 2.291. BRONNER & FRASER 22C.

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