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2018-11-12 08:28:29
TOURNEFORT, Joseph Pitton
TOURNEFORT, Joseph Pitton. Institutiones Rei Herbariae Paris, E Typographia Regia, 1700. FIRST EDITION. 4to, 2 volumes (of 3). First vol. containing text; second vol. containing 250 stunning botanical plates. Roman and Italic letter, sporadic Greek. Vignette on t-p of first vol. and autograph of early owner, second vol. with engraved title; beautiful engraved headpieces, meanders and historiated and floriated initials. Bookplate of “Philip Carteret, Esq.”, of the Royal Navy, on left pastedowns. Fore-edge sprinkled in red, bound in mottled brown skin over thick boards; covers blind-ruled along edges with double fillet, central panels with outer angular fleurons. Gilt cover edges. Six decorated compartments divided by raised bands to gilt spine with title on red morocco label. Left joint of first volume starting. Overall in perfect condition, text fresh, clean and crisp. Outstanding engraved plates, spotless. Nissen, BBI 1977. Pritzel 9427. Graesse VII, 180. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Symonds Rare Books Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2018-11-12 07:22:26
POIX
1700. Click here to see our other books! Nouvelle Version des Psaumes Faite sur le Texte Hebreu By Louis de Poix, Jerome d'Arras 1762 - Paris - Claude Herissant 6.5" by 4", xlviii, 512, (2)pp DETAILS The scarce first edition of the Psalms revised from the Hebrew text by members of the Parisian Capuchin Societe. In need of a sympathetic binding, and priced accordingly. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Avec des Argumens & des Notes, qui en developpent le double sens literal, & le sens moral. With the armorial bookplate of Ronald Lindsay to the front pastedown. Author Information from COPAC. The two names associated with this text are Louis de Poix and Jerome d'Arras. Louis de Poix, 1714-1782, was a linguistics scholar, and Founder and president of the Parisian Capuchin Societe des Etudes Orientales, the later Clementine Academy. This academy produced an important body of exegetical work, based on detailed philological and linguistic studies. Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay, 1877 - 1945, PC, CVO, GCB, KCMG, was a British civil servant and diplomat. He held several important posts, including Minister Plenipotentiary to France, Ambassador to Turkey and later Germany, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, before becoming the Ambassador to the United States. Lindsay married twice, first to Martha Cameron, and after her death, to Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt. CONDITION The binding is tight and firm. The boards are held by the cords only, and although generally firm, could possibly detach in the post, even after out best packing. There is wear to the extre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-12 06:15:05
1700. Click here to see our other books! Annotationes in Libros Evangeliorum by Hugo Grotius. 1641 - Amsterdam - Apud & Cornelium13" by 9"; 1060[85],[36]pp. ~ DETAILS A good copy of this work, in a recent binding.Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a prodigious Dutch lawyer. He entered University at Leyden at 12; and was appointed Historian of the States General at 18, and Advocate Fiscal at 24. He travelled to England in a diplomatic capacity in 1613, before becoming Pensionary of Rotterdam. His Arminian theology and attempts to facilitate peace between theologically-opposed factions earned him a life sentence in 1618; although he escaped to Paris in 1621. He attempted to return to Holland in 1631, but was banished and settled in Sweden. In 1635 he returned to Paris in an ambassadorial capacity for the Kingdom of Sweden. He was killed in a shipwreck on a voyage home in 1645.Within his 'Annotations,' he applies philological criticism to the text of the Bible whilst contemporaneously moderating them with the assertion that (as in law) convention plays an enormously important role in theology, such that correct interpretation of the scriptures requires respect for the Church's traditions. CONDITION Half-calf binding with tailpieces; very firmly bound. Bookplate for Prof. David Arthur Pailin on front pastedown. Title-page in red and black with emblematic device, laid down, with date of publication writtenin old ink both in Arabic numerals and in words in Latin;edgesof some leaves a little worn, especially at beginning of volume; wormholes in bottom margin of pp. 1-34 and side margin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-12 02:17:56
1700. Click here to see our other books! Remaines Concerning Britaine By William Camden 1637 - London - Printed by Thomas Harper for John Waterson 7.5" by 5.5", (8), 420pp DETAILS Bound in reverse calf. The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning Britaine. This copy matches the ESTC #S107503. Page 201/202 is missing, along with four pages to the rear. "Bringing together Camden's interest in literature and language, and social and cultural history, including both popular and high culture, the Remaines contains a wealth of material. Moreover, as a collection it reflects the unusual moment in the emergence of early modern Britain when the artefacts of the vernacular culture were coming to be valued in new ways. With the first historically organized anthology of medieval poetry, a historical and comparative study of the English language, collections of names and their meanings, of (in the words of one of the chapter headings) 'grave speeches, and wittie apothogemes', and of epitaphs, it can be seen as a popular spin-off from its more expensive and serious historical mother lode, the Britannia" -ODNB. William Camden, 1551-1623, historian and herald. "Camden's intellectual and literary legacy to his own and succeeding generations has been considerable. His work and friendship exerted both direct and indirect influence on writers and historians and helped transform the methods of historical enquiry and the forms and genres … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-12 01:54:53
1700. Click here to see our other books! Annales Ecclesiastici ex XII TomisCaesaris BaroniiS.R.E. Presb. Cardinalis,Bibliothecarii Apostoliciin Epitomen Redacti Editio Altera, Priori Longe Accuratior Una cum Vita eiusdem, Illustrissimi Cardinalis; ac noonnullis Posthumis Lucubrationibus, ad addales pertinentibus: necnon et notis ad eosdem Annales; Pro rerum illustratione et criminationum dilutione: ac breui Auctario ab eo tempore quo Baronius cessauit, vsq; ad ann. 1623 By Caesaris Baronii 1623 - Hierati - Moguntia Antonii 15" by 10"; 561pp., 464pp. DETAILS A scarce copy of this history of the first twelve centuries of the Christian church from Italian cardinal and historian Caesar Baronius. Second edition. It was first published between 1588 and 1607 as a response to the Lutheran Historia Ecclesiae Christi (History of the Church of Christ) in which the Magdeburg theologians surveyed the history of the church in order to demonstrate how the Catholic Church represented the Antichrist and had deviated from the beliefs and practices of the early church. Long before Baronius was appointed Librarian of the Vatican in 1597, he had access to material and sources in its archives that were previously unpublished or unused. He used these in the development of his work. Accordingly, Annales Ecclesiastici is considered by most as extremely useful and complete. The eminent historian Lord Acton called it "the greatest history of the Church ever written." He began writing this account of the Church after nearly thirty years of lecturing at Santa Maria in Vallicella. In the Annales he trea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-11 14:53:20
1700. Click here to see our other books! Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accomodata, Sive Cursus Theologiae Ad usum Scholarum Thomisticarum In Nineteen Volumes. By Charles Rene Billuart 1747-1750 - Leodii - Apud Everardum Kints 7.5" by 4.5" DETAILS A smart uniformly bound set of Billuart first edition theological works created to be used within Thomistic schools. Written in Latin. Featuring decorative head and tail pieces, coat of arms and illuminated capitals. Originally created by philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, Thomas Aquinas, his work is described as "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. Thomas was a theologian and a Scholastic philosopher. However, he never considered himself a philosopher, and criticised philosophers, whom he saw as pagans, for always "falling short of the true and proper wisdom to be found in Christian revelation." With this in mind, Thomas did have respect for Aristotle, so much so that in the Summa, he often cites Aristotle simply as "the Philosopher." Much of his work bears upon philosophical topics, and in this sense may be characterised as philosophical. Thomas's philosophical thought has exerted enormous influence on subsequent Christian theology, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, extending to Western philosophy … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-11 01:35:01
1700. Click here to see our other books! Traite des Maladies Chirurgicales, et des Opertations Qui Leur Conviennent By Jean Louis Petit and Francois-Dominique Lesne 1774 - Paris - P. Fr. Didot 8" by 5", civ, 407, 90 plates; viii, 343, 55-86 plates, 142pp DETAILS A first edition of Jean Louis Petit's general treatise on surgical operations, with many fold-out plates. Volumes I and III of a three part set, with the rare supplements to the rear of volume III. Jean-Louis Petit (13 March 1674 - 20 April 1750) was a French surgeon, and the inventor of the tourniquet. He became a member of the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1715, and was named director of the French Royal Academy of Surgery by the king when it was created in 1731. He acquired great notoriety because of his skill and experience, thanks to his case reports of hemorrhage, lacrimal fistula, operation on the frenum, for his treatise on bone diseases and especially for this work, on which he worked 12 years and which was finished after his death by Francois-Dominique Lesne. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece of volume I. Presentation labels of the Birmingham Medical Institute to each volume. CONDITION Expertly rebound in calf. Externally, sound with sunning to spines. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd spot and tidemark. Overall: VERY GOOD If you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to your favourites list! CONTACT US We are always happy to help and can be contacted our office hours are: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm GMT GUARANTEE We offer a full money back guarantee on our descr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-11 01:33:27
1700. Click here to see our other books! Commentaire Litteral Sur Tous Les Livres De L'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament By R. P. D. Augustin Calmet 1724-1726 - Paris - Emery, Saugrain and Pierre Martin 16.5" by 11", lxxviii, 654; 619; xlvii, 984; xvi, 1120; lxviii, 824; 950; xxxiv, 1100; lxxvii, 1040, lxv; 1071pp DETAILS Calmet's influential Bible commentary, in which he sought to give simple, literal meanings of complicated biblical passages. Complete in nine volumes. The third, enlarged edition. Antoine Augustin Calmet (26 February 1672 - 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Menil-la-Horgne, in the Meuse department, located in the region of Lorraine. He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil in the town of Commercy, and in 1688 joined the same Order at the Abbey of Saint-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession on the 23 October of the following year. After his ordination, 17 March 1696, he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyenmoutier. Here, with the help of his brethren, he began to gather the material for his commentary of the Bible, which he completed at Munster in Alsace where he was sent in 1704 as sub-prior and professor of Biblical exegesis. With fold-out maps to three volumes depicting places mentioned in the Bible, and beautifully engraved illustrations to the front of each volume, as well as decorated head and tail pieces. Publisher's catalogue to rear of final volume. The set consists of Volume I, Part I; Volume I, Part II and Volumes II to VIII. CONDITION In half calf bindings with marbled p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-11 01:21:46
William Leybourn
Old used book, with commensurate aging. Covers are cracked with edgewear. Interior is aged but clean and complete. AS IS. Please see description and photos for more information. More detailed photos are available in the description. Leybourn's DIALLING: PLAIN, CONCAVE, CONVEX... 1700 Leatherbound Product Description Dialling: Plain, Concave, Convex, Projective, Reflective, Refractive: Shewing How to Make All Such Dials and to Adorn Them with All Useful Furniture Relating to the Course of the Sun... "Collected, Methodified, and Published by William Leybourn" "...performed arithmetically, geometrically, instrumentally and mechanically: and illustrated with sculptures, engraved in copper. Comprised in XIV distinct tractates, the contents whereof follow next after the preface to the reader. The second edition corrected, and two new tractates added." Updated and expanded from "The Art of Dialling" (1669), a book on the use of sun-dials and astrolabes in determining the position of vessels at sea. This collection of writings was considered the most important and most extensive treatise on the topic in the English language. It delves into the history, construction, calculation, demonstration and use of dials. Also included are some further instructions and commentary by other experts in the field. Additionally, Leybourn includes a detailed description and illustration of the The Grand Pyramidical & Multiform Dial designed by Francis Hall for the Privy Garden William Leybourn (1626-1716) was an English mathematician and land surveyor. Includes 32 engraved plates (with 15 foldouts), … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Panoply Books [Lambertville, New Jersey, US]
2018-11-09 23:04:53
van Rijn, Rembrandt
1700. Single etching printed to recto only, plate margins: about 4.5" by 3.5" An 18th-century restrike of Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn's (1606-1669) etching, "Jacob Caressing (Isaac) Benjamin". What is remarkable about this particular example is that the margins are relatively complete, where as most Rembrandt etchings are found with margins trimmed, often right up to the plate mark. Rembrandt's work varies greatly, an aspect that sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. His work included biblical scenes, such as that seen in this work, but was not limited in that respect. He worked in portraits, including what were considered remarkably sincere self-portraits, landscapes, nudes, animals, still-life, and mythological scenes, in a variety of mediums. He was producing during an important period in the Netherlands, a wealthy, cultural high-point, known as the Dutch Golden Age. The innovations of this period, with a strong contribution from Rembrandt himself, paved the way for many of the important movements that followed. Rembrandt produced etching for almost his entire career, until he was forced for economic reasons to sell his press. His etchings, more so than his paintings were responsible for much of his success during his lifetime . About one-third of his etchings are religious subjects such as the present example. During his lifetime, Rembrandt made hundreds of impressions from nearly 300 plates, and about 80 plates still exist today. As a result, the plates were used to make impressions for centuries after Rembrandt's death. Dating and authenticating plates … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-11-09 01:46:11
WIT, Frederick de
Amsterdam,: Frederick de Wit, 1700 [engraved c1660/63]. Amsterdam,: Frederick de Wit,, 1700 [engraved c1660/63].. Engraved wall map printed on six sheets, joined, letterpress description of Europe in Spanish at foot, incorporating a decorative woodcut initial, xylograph Latin title in a panel on slips at the top decorative border at the sides, fine original hand-colour, some restoration, a few repairs to tears and small holes. The third edition of a rare and magnificent wall map of Europe, Turkey, and the entire Mediterranean Sea, at a scale of about 1:5,000,000, beautifully decorated and with 18 smaller views and maps. Madrid and Moscow (at the foot on either side) are plans, while the others are profiles or bird's-eye views. Hollstein records only one other example of the present edition; a different issue, with the text in Latin and with views of Nürenberg and Vienna instead of the maps of Madrid and Moscow. Hollstein locates two copies of the 1672 edition, but it would appear that no example of the first, 1660/63, has survived. The decorations for the present map have been extensively revised from the 1672 edition, with a different title-strip and drapery instead of garlands for the geodesic cartouche, to which de Wit has added putti, coats-of-arms, and supporting figures below. De Wit's additions also show some revisions to the cartographic content, for example in the eastern Arctic. The other known example of the 1700 edition is rather damaged and is lacking de Wit's signature at the end of the title, and the title to the view of “Cracovia”. Frederick de Wit (1629/ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-09 01:32:14
SELLER, John
London,: John Seller, 1700. London,: John Seller,, 1700. or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, Dominions, Principalities, and Countreys in the whole World. Accommodated With a Brief Description of the Nature and Quality of each particular Countrey. [c.1700]. Small octavo (145 by 94mm). A(8): Letterpress title-page (without additional engraved title-page), "A General Description of the World", pages numbered 1-14. One double-page engraved chart of "Scales of Miles and Leagues..." and 83 double-page engraved maps all with contemporary hand-colour in outline, extra-illustrated with one uncoloured double-page map showing 'that part of Westphalia in which the French Army were defeated. Aug. 1, 1759', 3 double-page and folding uncoloured views, 3 folding views (one lacking right-hand section, another separated at fold, generally a bit toned, particularly to margins), 29 double-page uncoloured views, and one full-page volvelle. Full mottled pigskin, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one. An attractive example of Seller's miniature atlas. Despite the diminutive size of Seller's pocket atlases, they were among the earliest 'English' world atlases - that is to say atlases based upon an English model rather than being printed from continental plates, as in the folio atlases of Ortelius, and Mercator, or, as was the case with Speed's 'Prospect' and Blome's 'Geographical Description', closely copied from continental examples. Due to Seller's overly ambitious atlas-publishing projects which led to his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-11-08 09:13:05
1700. Click here to see our other books! Commentarii Historico Dogmatici In Librum St. Augustini de Haeresibus In Two Volumes By Lorenzo Cozza 1717 - Rome - Plachi 13" by 9"; 484pp.; 480pp. DETAILS An extremely scarce copy presumed first edition of Cozza's dogmatic histories on the heresies of St. Augustine. Lorenzo Cozza (1654 - 1729) was an Italian friar Minor Observantist, Roman Catholic Cardinal and theologian. In his order, he filled the positions of lector of theology in the convent of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, lector of philosophy in the convent of Saint Diego (Naples, 1676), and lector of theology in the convent of Viterbo, where he also became guardian. He then returned to the convent of Aracoeli as lector of theology and, later, in 1696, guardian. For five years, Cozza was master of Francesco Antonio Placidi, friar Minor and future Saint Thomas of Cori. Cardinal Giulio Cesare Sacchetti chose Cozza as his confessor and theological adviser, thus giving rise to a friendship that lasted through life. St Augustine was one of the most prolific Latin authors in terms of surviving works, and the list of his works consists of more than one hundred separate titles. They include apologetic works against the heresies of the Arians, Donatists, Manichaeans and Pelagians, texts on Christian doctrine, notably De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine), exegetical works such as commentaries on Book of Genesis, the Psalms and Paul's Letter to the Romans, many sermons and letters, and the Retractationes, a review of his earlier works which he wrote near the end of his life. CONDI … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 21:51:02
1700. Click here to see our other books! The Compleat Gamester By Richard Seymour 1750 - London - J. Hodges 6.25" by 4", xii, 324pp. DETAILS A scarce and important book on games by Charles Cotton and Richard Seymour. Bound in full contemporary calf leather. The Compleat Gamester is the first English book that discussed indoor and outdoor games and sports, including gambling, was published anonymously in the late 17th century. It was subsequently ascribed to Charles Cotton, who had earlier published an updated version of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, a book on the joys of fishing. A 1739 edition was merged with Richard Seymour's The Court Gamester. It is filled with games that have mostly been lost to the passage of time, such as L'Ombre, Queen Nazareen Lanterloo, and Beast. The frontis is taped in but this could be removed professionally. The book is clean and collates complete. A rare find. CONDITION In need of rebinding. The boards are attached but only by tape and the spine has split. Some of the pages are detached. There is some amateur repair work on the frontispiece and title page. There is an old newspaper article taped onto the front pastedown. There is heavy rubbing to the extremities. The pages are generally clean and bright, with some staining, mostly on the first few pages. There is some browning to the fist and last few pages. There is writing on the back pastedown. Overall the condition is fair but perfectly capable of restoration at a sensible cost. Very scarce. If you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to your favourites list! GUARAN … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 19:32:52
1700. Click here to see our other books! A New History of the Holy Bible From the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Christianity By Thomas Stackhouse 1733 - London - Printed for the author 15" by 10", viii, 752; [753]-1616pp DETAILS Thomas Stackhouse's popular self-published illustrated history of the Bible. First edition. Complete in two volumes. This work was originally to be called 'A Complete History of the Holy Bible'. Stackhouse had in May 1732 been approached by John Wilford and Thomas Edlin, to whom he owed money for books, to write a work for publication in parts, and had suggested this subject. He subsequently contracted with Edlin but soon fell out with him over payment and the rate of production of both copy and printed text. This quarrel led Edlin to engage John Campbell to take over the work, which he hurried out in 1733, though not before Stackhouse had published 'The Book-Binder, Book-Printer, and Book-Seller Confuted' (1732), defending himself and revealing Edlin's shortcomings as a publisher. Having shrewdly learned his lesson, Stackhouse completed his own text, now called 'A New History of the Holy Bible', and published it himself in 1733. Illustrated with maps and plates, each dedicated to a different member of the hierarchy of the Church of England, this book was based on wide reading and written in an accessible style. It proved to be a great success as a reliable work of reference. [DNB] With many beautiful engraved plates and maps, including a plan of the Temple of Solomon, maps of the travels of Jesus and St. Paul, a fold-out illustrati … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 19:32:52
1700. Click here to see our other books! The Bible in Miniature, Or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments By Anonymous 1780 - London - E. Newbery 1 3/4" by 1 3/16", 256pp DETAILS A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. The main title page is missing, though the title page to the New Testament is present and dated 1780. CONDITION In a calf binding. Externally, generally smart with slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, though title page is missing. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD If you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to your favourites list! CONTACT US We are always happy to help and can be contacted our office hours are: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm GMT GUARANTEE We offer a full money back guarantee on our descriptions. Please ask for details and conditions. We prefer PAYPAL. If you pay via PAYPAL we will post the item off the same or the next working day with the postage you have selected. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques Powered by eBay Turbo Lister.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 19:32:51
1700. Click here to see our other books! The Bible in Miniature, Or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments By Anonymous 1780 - London - E. Newbery 1 3/4" by 1 3/16", 256pp DETAILS A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper reading 'For dear little May, Sept 22 1858'. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. CONDITION In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd small spot and slight curling to extremities of text block. Overall: VERY GOOD If you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to your favourites list! CONTACT US We are always happy to help and can be contacted our office hours are: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm GMT GUARANTEE We offer a full money back guarantee on our descriptions. Please ask for details and conditions. We prefer PAYPAL. If you pay via PAYPAL we will post the item off the same or the next working day with the postage you have selected. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques Powered by eBay Turbo Lister.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 19:19:28
1700. Click here to see our other books! Voyages de Mons'r Shaw M.D. Dans plusieurs provinces de la Barbarie et du Levant: Contenant des Observations Geographiques, Physiques, Philologiques et Melees sur les Royaumes D'Alger et de Tunis sur La Syrie, L'Egypte et L'Arabie Petree avec des Cartes et des Figures Volume One By Thomas Shaw 1743 - The Hague, Jean Neaulme 10" by 8", xliv, 414pp plus plates DETAILS Volume one of a scarce french translation of Thomas Shaw's greatest work First French Edition Volume One only of two containing most of the plates for the whole work. The complete work fetches around £3000. Translated from the original into French Bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering In 1720, Thomas Shaw (1694-1751), was appointed chaplain to the English factory at Algiers at a salary of £100 per annum. During his time there he travelled widely, to Egypt, Sinai, Cyprus, and the Holy Land in 1721-2 and to Tunis and Carthage in 1727, as well as making various excursions into the interior of Barbary (Algiers, Tripoli, and Morocco). In Barbary travel was comparatively safe, but in 'Aqabah he was stripped naked by robbers, and while travelling with 6000 pilgrims to Jerusalem he was seized and held to ransom. However, with 'a body capable of bearing the fatigues of travelling united to a mind rich in most kinds of human learning' (European Magazine, 19, 1791, 83), in all these regions he made careful observations of the geography, natural history, customs, and antiquities. In 1733, having married Joanna, the widow of his friend and benefactor, Edward Hol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 19:19:28
1700. Click here to see our other books! Ensayo Sobre los Alphabetos de las Letras Desconocidas que se Encuentran en las mas Antiguas Medellas y Monumentos de Espan~a By Don Luis Joseph Velazquez 1752 - Madrid - Antonio Sanz 10" by 8", 163pp DETAILS A relatively scarce edition of Ensayo Sobre los Alphabetos de las Letras Desconocidas que se Encuentran en las mas Antiguas Medellas y Monumentos de Espan~a by Don Luis Joseph Velazquez. First edition. In Spanish. (Essay on the Alphabets of Unknown Letters, Found in the Oldest Medals and Monuments in Spain). Illustrated with nineteen plates of engraved illustrations to rear (of 20) of medals and a table of letters. Velázquez José Luis de Velasco (1722 - 1772 ) was a Spanish historian, archaeologist, anthologist and writer. His Essay on the Alphabets of Unknown Letters published in Madrid in 1752 relates mainly to data from Andalucía . For him the Turdetano alphabet derives almost all ancient Greek; studying the medals of Obulco, with the names of ancient Turdetanos gods, as Isis and Osiris. He also worked on the inscription "Aimphat" which, he said, alluding to Amba , "an ancient people of Andalusia." Moreover, he noted that the bulls and crescents are common in inscriptions on turdetanas coins and medals. CONDITION In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, and odd marks to boards. Front joint starting, rear held by cords only. Loss to backstrip, also lifting in places with some evidence of past worming. Hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 15:59:12
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
Venice, Italy: 1700. Good to very good antiquarian condition. [CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS]. Secundo volumine haec continentur. M.T.C. de natura deorum libri III. De divinatione libri II. De fato liber I. Scipionis somnium, quod è sex de rep. libris superest. De legibus libri III. De Universitate liber i.Q. Ciceronis de petitione consulatus ad Marcum fratrem liber I. Venetiis [Venice] in aedibus Aldi et Andreae, Asulani Soceri, mense Augusto M. D. XXIII. [Aug. 1523]. Hardcover. First Aldine edition. Volume 2 only (without vol.1, but complete in itself). Small octavo (165 x 100mm), ff. 214, (2) [numbered leaves]. Later stiff vellum, signatures: a-z8 A-D8, imprint from colophon recto penultimate leaf: 'Venetiis in aedibus Aldi et Andreae, Asulani Soceri, mense Augusto M.D.XXIII', errors in pagination: 158 numbered 142; 160 numbered 185, leaf 194 (B2) blank, terminal blanks present, Latin text in Roman and Italic letter type, printer's device on title-page and verso final leaf, spaces for capitals with guide letters, marbled endpapers. Collated complete, binding secure, covers a little grubby and marked, spine lacking title label, top edge very slightly cropped, contents largely fresh and clean, a little inking to ffep, no marginalia, small hole to front blank. Scarce. Notes: FIRST ALDINE EDITION, edited by Gian Francesco Torresani, and containing seven of Cicero's philosophical and political works, many of which survive only in part and whose missing fragments are designated multa desunt throughout: "On the Nature of the Gods", "On Divination", "On Destiny", the six surviving book … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-07 04:09:01
Plato
Lyon, France: Jean de Tournes, 1700. Good antiquarian condition. [PLATO]. Divini Platonis Operum, a Marsilio Ficino tralatorum, tomus primus [-quintus] ... Omnia emendatione, et ad Graecum codicem collatione Simonis Grynaei summa diligentia repurgata. Lugduni [Lyon], Apud Ioan, Tornaesium. M. D. XXXXX. [1550]. Hardcover. First and only de Tournes edition. In five volumes. Sextodecimo (16mo)(120 x 75mm), pp. 647 [i.e. 747], [5]; 668, [4]; 554, 85, [6]; 1017, [5]; 863, [1]. Collated complete; Signatures: vol. 1: a-z8, A-Z8, aa8 [aa8, blank]; vol. 2: a-z8, A-T8, [T7r, T8 blank]; vol. 3: a-z8, A-M8 [M6, M7r, M8 blank], a-f8 [f5, f6, f7, f8 blank]; vol. 4: a-z8, A-Z8, aa-ss8 [dd5, ss3 missigned dd4, ss5 respectively; ss7-8 blank]; vol. 5: a-z8, A-Z8, aa-hh8. Contents: vol. 1. Platonis vita. Eythrypho. Crito. Phaedo. Cratylus. Theaetetus. Sophista. Ciuilis. -- vol. 2. Parmenides. Philebus. Conuiuium. Phaedrus. Alcibiades primus. Alcibiades secundus. Hipparchus. Amatores. -- vol. 3. Theages. Charmides. Laches. Lysis. Euthedemus. Protagoras. Gorgias. Meno [+ volume 3 bound with Plato: Platonici dialogi sex. Lugduni, 1550]. -- vol. 4. Hippias maior. Hippias minor. Io. Menexenus. Clitopho. De republica I-X. Timaeus. Critias. -- vol. 5. Minos. De legibus I-XII. Epinomis. Epistolae. Near contemporary full calf, four raised bands, spines gilt, morocco titles labels, red speckled page edges, Latin text in Roman type with some Italics, printer's 'viper' device on titles and 'prism' device on all final leaves, capital initials, tail-pieces, shoulder notes, 85 pp. of Spuria in vol. 3, the t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-07 01:12:50
1700. Click here to see our other books! The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1787 To which is prefixed, The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Henry the Eighth, from the Year 1509 to 1547. By Various 1788 - London - G. G. J. Robinson 8.5" by 5.5"; (xxviii) 184pp., 299pp. DETAILS The much sought after first edition of the 1787 edition of The Annual Register, a long-established work of reference that records and analyses the year's major events, developments and trends. This fascinating tome contains one of the very earliest British printings of the Constitution of the United States. Alongside this may be found other interesting moments of American history, including an address on promoting the abolition of slavery, delivered to the 'Convention of the United States of America, assembled at Philadelphia'; as well as fascinating contemporary documents from European history, such as the declarations and counter-declarations made at the Versailles Treaty of 1787 - in which a treaty of alliance was signed between the French king Louis XVI and the Vietnamese Prince Nguy?n Ánh. Other notable inclusions are "History of the Virginia Mountains" from Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia" and Herschel's "Account of Three Volcanoes on the Moon." With the bookplate of one George Clive to the front pastedown. Scarce. CONDITION In a full tree calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Spine and text block have split in two. Some loss to leather at base of spine and front boar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-07 00:47:10
FICINO, Marsilio (1433-99)
Bologna, Italy: 1700. Good to very good condition. [FICINO, MARCILIO (1433-99)]. De triplici vita libri tres. Primus De vita sana; sive, De cura valitudinis eorum: qui incumbunt studio litterarum. Secundus De vita longa. Tertius De vita coelitus comparanda. Apologia quaedam: in qua de medicina: astrologia: vita mundi. Item de magis: qui Christum statim natum salutaverunt. Quod necessaria sit ad vitam securitas & tranquillitas animi. Praeclarissimarum sententiaru huius operis brevis annotatio. Impressum Bononiae [Bologna] a Benedicto Hectoris [Benedict Hector], M,CCCCCI, die XXVII Mai. [27th May, 1501]. Hardcover. Three parts in one volume. Quarto (196 x 135mm), 118 leaves. Signatures: A-Z4, &4, *4, *4, A-B4, C5. Imprint from colophon (verso leaf 108 [A4]): 'Impressum hoc opus Bononi[a]e a Benedicto Hectoris impressore solertissimo adhibita suma diligentia ut in manus hominu veniret q emendatissimu. Anno salutis. M.CCCCCI, Die, XXVII, Mai'. Leather bound; 17th or 18th-century calf-backed speckled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece, Latin text in Roman type, with Gothic title, simple title-page, terminal blank present, front and rear indexes, spaces for capitals with guide letters, page edges colour tinted. Condition: VERY GOOD. Collated complete, binding secure, leaves with some insignificant mainly marginal spotting and staining, old inking to title-page, insignificant old marginalia or inking to four textual pages - contents otherwise crisp and clean, pagination supplied in later neat manuscript to top right of rectos, terminal blank leaf repaired at corner, s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 20:39:04
David Hume
London, UK: 1700. Good to very good condition. [HUME, DAVID]. Essays, Moral and Political. London: Printed of A. Millar, 1748. Hardcover. Third edition. Octavo (170 x 100mm), pp. [iv], 312. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands, morocco title plate, red speckled page edges. Condition: collated complete, binding secure, some light rubbing to extremities and points, contents slightly browned, no inscriptions, bookplate to front pastedown. Paypal only. Sent recorded delivery worldwide. Dispatched promptly. Please check out my other books.
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 20:39:03
Sir Walter Raleigh
London, UK: 1700. Very good condition. [RALEIGH, WALTER]. The History of the World. In Five Books. 1. Intreating of the Beginning and First Ages of the same from Creation unto Abraham. 2. Of the Times from the Birth of Abraham, to the Destruction of the Temple of Solomon. 3. From the Destruction of Jerusalem, to the Time of Philip of Macedon. 4. From the Reign of Philip of Macedon, to the Establishing of that Kingdome, in the Race of Antigonus. 5. From the Setled Rule of Alexanders Successors in the East, untill the Romans (Prevailing over all) made Conquest of Asia and Macedon. London: Printed by William Jaggard for Walter Burre, 1621. Hardcover. Third edition. Thick folio (360 x 230mm), pp. (66), 1-555, (1), 1-669, (29), (26) [with misnumbering]. Signatures: [*]3 A-B6 a a6 b8 B A2-B6 B-T6 V4 Aa-Vv6 A2a-V2v6 A3a-V3v6 A4a-Z4z6 ¶6 **6 *6 **8. 19th century paneled full calf, expertly re-backed retaining the spine, five raised bands, gilt banding and titles, morocco title label, boards with double gilt ruled borders and gilt centre- and corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., engraved allegorical half-title page dated 1614 by Renold Elstracke, engraved title-page with portrait vignette, "Minde of the Front" leaf (a preliminary verse ascribed to Ben Jonson), 8 double-page plates and maps as issued, historiated initials, head- and tail-pieces, shoulder notes, chronological table, an alphabetical table of the first and second books, an alphabetical table of the third, fourth and fifth books, colophon verso the final leaf with print date of 1621, by William Jaggard, the printer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 18:03:32
Henry Holland
1700. Good antiquarian condition. [Author: H.H is Holland, Henry (British, Coventry 1583-ca. 1649)]. Title: HEROOLOGIA ANGLICA [first "o" printed as Greek omega] hoc est Clarissimorum et Doctissimorum aliqout [sic] Anglorum qui floruerunt ab Anno Christi M.D. usq ad Presentem Annum M.D.C.XX Vivae Effigies Vitae et elogia Duobus tomis Authore H.H. Anglo Britanno. Imprint: Jan Jansson, impensis Crispini Passaei Calcographus et Jansonij Bibliopolae Arnhemiensis, London, 1620. Softcover. First edition. Two parts bound in one volume. Folio (300 x 200 x 25mm), in 6's, pp. [20], 240 (with pagination continuous), 1 page of contents. Signatures: ›‹10, A-T6, V7. Contemporary vellum over card boards. Latin text. Engraved title-page with vignette map of England and view of London engraved by Crispijn van de Passe, 67 portrait and other engravings by the talented siblings Willem and Magdalena van de Passe. Woodcut capital and historiated initials. Tail-pieces. Shoulder notes. Collated complete, with brilliant impressions of all 64 portraits as listed in the Table and 3 other engravings, including the tomb of Queen Elizabeth I (which with 3 of the portraits are plates outside the collation). The contents include two leaves of prelims (Post-Praefatio & Admonitio ad Lectorem) which are lacking in many recorded library copies (e.g. those at Cambridge) presumably to censor statements in the Latin text. The binding is secure. The covers are marked and slightly wrinkled to the rear, with a bottom corner bruised. The contents are slightly browned with very mild off-setting, however the majority … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 18:03:02
Aristophanes
Frankfurt, Germany: Johann Spies, 1700. Good to very good antiquarian condition. [ARISTOPHANES (450-380 BC)]. Nicodemi Frischlini Aristophanes, veteris comoediae princeps: poeta longe facetissimus & eloquentissimus: repurgatus à mendis, et imitatione Plauti atque Terentii interpretatus, ita ut ferè carmen carmini, numerus numero, pes pedi, modus modo, Latinismus Graecismo respondeat. Francoforti ad moenum, excudebat Ioannes Spies. M. D. LXXXVI. [1586]. Hardcover. First Frischlin edition. Octavo (170 x 120mm), ff. [8], 368 (numbered leaves with terminal blanks intact). Signatures: ›‹8 A-Z8 Aa-Zz8. Greek - Latin parallel text. Exquisite contemporary renaissance binding, probably produced by Caspar Horneffer, in blind-stamped pigskin over stiff wooden boards, front and rear cover with a large central panel depicting in great detail the crucifixion and the Resurrection of Christ respectively. Woodcut printer's device to title-page and verso final textual leaf. Decorative woodcut floriated capital initials and tail-pieces. Sections: [1] Vita Aristophanis, a Nicodemo Frischlino conscripta, [2] Compendium eius comparationis, qua Plutarchus Aristophanem cum Menandro confert, [3] Defensio Aristophanis contra Plutarchi criminationes, [4] De veteri comoedia, eiieusq́ue partibus, [5] Plutus, [6] Equites, [7] Nubes, [8] Ranæ, [9] Acharnenses. Condition: collated complete, binding tight and secure, covers with some grimy marks and light rubbing, old inking to title-page, mild browning and some insignificant spots to contents, final few leaves with light marginal staining. Provenance: nic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 17:52:54
Quintus Curtius Rufus
Florence, Italy: Filippo Giunta (1450-1517) founder House of Giunta, 1700. Good antiquarian condition. [CURTIUS RUFUS, QUINTUS]. De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni. Impressum Florentiae: Opera et Impensa Philippi Giuntae Bibliopolae Florentini, Anno Salutis M.D.VII. Mense Decembri [Dec. 1507]. Hardcover. First Giunta edition. Small octavo (155 x 105mm). 166 leaves. Signatures: [*]8, a-t8, u6. [*]7, [*]8 blank. Imprint from colophon (verso u6): 'Impressum Florentiae opera et impensa Philippi Giuntae bibliopolae Florentini, Anno Salutis. M.D.VII. Mense Decembri'. Bound in later stiff vellum, spine lettered in red, Latin text in Italic type, simple title-page, terminal blank present, index at front, errata on last two leaves, spaces for capitals with guide letters, leaves numbered in manuscript to top right of rectos. Condition: GOOD. Collated complete, binding secure, covers generally clean, top edge slightly cropped, light scattered foxing, occasional old marginalia, two small tracks in the margin affecting 12 leaves but not touching text. Rare post-incunabulum. Paypal only. Sent recorded delivery worldwide and dispatched promptly. Please check out my other books. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 17:42:37
Over the past 20 years, Noblespirit has been featured extensively in national, regional and local news articles, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TV News, eBay PR, and numerous Industry media. GUARANTEE OVER 130,000 TRANSACTIONS! OVER 65,000+ CUSTOMERS! OVER 76 COUNTRIES SERVED AROUND THE GLOBE! 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED CERTIFICATES:Generous extensions are readily provided to buyers who wish to obtain certificates for individual stamp lots. Simply notify us in advance or at the time of purchase and advise how much time you require to submit and obtain a certificate. Failures are refunded at 100% of the purchase price, plus shipping both ways only; actual certificate costs are not refunded. PRIVACY:Noblespirit guarantees your complete privacy during and after this auction. WE ARE AN EBAYTRADING ASSISTANT. Consignments accepted! Sell Your Collection!CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. IMPORTANT Although, we always attempt to take as many photographs as possible, it can often be physically impossible to show a fraction of the significance of larger holdings regardless of the number taken.Whether you are viewing a single item or a huge diverse lot we recommend that you rely on the photos for the fullest possible representation. This is lot is absolutely untouched by us as is everything we offer here on eBay, no matter how high the catalogue value or how important, has been left as you see it and is being passed on intact to just one highest bidder during this one time event. Once it is gone it will not be repeated. This auction lot is comprised of all the images you s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Noblespirit [Pittsfield, NH, US]
2018-11-06 17:07:06
Henry VIII (and reputedly Thomas More)
Lyon, France: Rouillé, Guillaume, (Lyon) 1518?-1589, 1700. Good condition. [Henry VIII, King of England]. Regis Angliae Henrici huius nominis octaui Assertio septem sacramentorum aduersus Martinum Lutherum. Lugduni [Lyon], apud Guliel. Rouillium, sub scuto Veneto. M.D. LXI. [1561]. Softcover. First Lyon edition. Quarto (215 x 155mm), pp. [lxxxxvi], 195, [1]. Signatures: 2b-2n4 a-z4 A4 B2. Near contemporary yapp style limp vellum, title inked to spine, Latin text in Roman and Italic letter, title within architectural columnar woodcut border, with a stamp of a saint(?), decorative woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, shoulder notes. Published with section "Literarum, quibus invictissimus princeps Henricus VIII: Rex Angliae dominus Hyberniae, ac fidei defensor respondit ad quandam epistolem Martini Lutheri ad se missam, & ipsius Lutheranae quoque epistolae exemplum". [USTC 153046]. Collated complete, binding secure, covers with moderate marks and cockling with top edges slightly chipped, first four leaves with some staining, a few very small brown spots or burn marks, however the majority of leaves remain clean, lacking ties. Note: Henry's text (for which he received the title 'Fidei defensor') here has a lengthy polemical and virulently anti-Reformation preface by Gabriel de Saconay (1527-80), preceptor of the cathedral in Lyons. This attracted a satirical rebuttal by Calvin, 'Congratulation à vénérable prêtre messire Gabriel de Saconay touchant la belle et mignone préface dont il a remparé le livre du roi d'Angleterre'. Originally printed in London in 1521, editions quic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 16:46:35
BOSSUET (Jacques Benigne)
Paris, Jean Anisson, 1700-1701, 1700 1701 2 volumes in-12, 4 ff., 182 pp.; 10 ff., 303 pp. (pour 402). Reliure signée plein maroquin rouge prune, dos à nerfs très richement orné de filets, dentelles et fleurons; encadrements de filets et dentelles sur les plats avec petits fers en écoinçon, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure. (Petit succ. de Simier). Exemplaire parfait. Édition originale. Brunet I-1138 ne cite que l'édition de 1701 de la première instruction. Cioranuscu 14082 et 14083 et Tchemerzine 411 et 412. L'erreur de pagination de Seconde instruction (302 pages et non 402, erreur de pagination à partir de la page 252) n'a pas été relevée par Cioranescu ni par Tchemerzine. Le ministre réformé Basnage attaqua violement l'Instuction pastorale sur les promesses de l'Eglise, Bossuet lui répondit dans la Seconde instruction pastorale.
Bookseller: Librairie Giard [France, Lille]
2018-11-06 14:53:43
Indagine (Rosenbach), Johannes ab.
1700. Fair to good condition. [INDAGINE, JOHANNES (1467-1537)]. Introductiones apotelesmaticae elegantes, in chyromantiam, physiognomiam, astrologiam naturalem, complexiones hominum, naturas planetarum, cum periaxiomatibus de faciebus signorum, et canonibus de aegritudinibus, nusquam ferè simili tractata compendio. Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 1522. Hardcover. First edition. Folio (285 x 20mm). In two parts. ff. 30 [i.e. 32] 48 [i.e. 40], [1]. 146 pages, in sixes. Signatures: [2], a-e6, A-F6, G5. Numbered leaves, with misnumbering. Imprint from colophon on leaf G4 recto: 'Impensis autoris libri, opera vero Ioannis Scotti Argentorat. sub annum domini M. D. XXII'. 18th-century calf-backed boards, red morocco lettering-piece, page edges red tinted, without original initial and terminal blanks. Latin text in Roman type. Large woodcut portrait of Indagine on title page and full-page armorial woodcut on final page both by Hans Baldung Grien. Over one-hundred woodcuts throughout the text, with eleven pairs of physiognomic heads and twenty-six (some repeated) mythological designs representing the signs of the Zodiac attributed to Hans Wechtlin, as well as thirty-seven chiromantic hands (one of fingers only) and twenty-seven astrological diagrams. Capitals and two large historiated woodcut initials: 9-line G and 8-line S, the latter designed by Hans Weiditz (cf. A. F. Johnson, Decorative initial letters, XLI). Shoulder notes and symbols. Includes the frequently missing two-leaf dedication to Archbishop Albrecht after the title. Binding secure, however there is significant loss of spin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 14:02:41
England - Parliament
London, England: 1700. Good to very antiquarian condition. [MAGNA CARTA] Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere, animo tenendis, nunc demum ad vnum, tipis ædita, per Richardum Tottill. Anno domini. 1576. Cum Privilegio ad Imprimendum Solum. Hardcover. Reprint. Octavo (150 x 100mm), ff. [8], 247, [1]. Signatures: [par]⁸ A-Z⁸ Aa-Hh⁸. Imprint from colophon: "London in Fleetestreete within Temple barre at the signe of the Hand and Starre, by Richard Tottel, the 8 day of March, 1576". Later period-style full calf, four raised bands, morocco title plate, blind rules, marbled endpapers, text Latin or Law French, then in English after fol.119, black letter, woodcut capitals and historiated initials, indexes, wide margins. Condition: VERY GOOD. Collated complete, binding tight and secure, a little edge erosion to spine plate, title leaf and succeeding leaf with neat professional edge repairs, leaves very slightly browned and toned in places with occasional marginal stains, very minor old underscoring and marginalia to approximately 18 pages, old hand-inked title to fore edge. Rare. Note: Magna Carta (1215) stands as one of the truly great historic legal documents of Britain and the western world, leading directly to the establishment of constitutional government. Famously, thanks to the English barons, a reluctant King John was forced to accept certain liberties of his subjects and restraint of his powers within the law. Although at first renounced, amended versions were confirmed and reconfirmed by later monarchs throughout the Medieval period. Magna C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 08:53:07
1700. (Rahmen wohlerhalten, der Stich wenig wellig, von frischem Kolorit, ungebräunt, mit einer ganz kleinen Bereibung im weissen Rand. Verso Text. Nicht ausgerahmt, aber augenscheinlich gut erhalten) Sehr dekorative Darstellung eines grossen Sextanten auf einem Holzgestell über einer Weltkugel. Eine nur in Kleinigkeiten abweichende Darstellung dieses Sextanten findet sich (erstmals ?) in Tycho Brahe "Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica" von 1598.
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck (Einzelkaufmann) [Germany]
2018-11-06 08:27:36
Henry VIII (and reputedly Thomas More)
Lyon, France: Rouillé, Guillaume, (Lyon) 1518?-1589, 1700. Good condition. [Henry VIII, King of England]. Regis Angliae Henrici huius nominis octaui Assertio septem sacramentorum aduersus Martinum Lutherum. Lugduni [Lyon], apud Guliel. Rouillium, sub scuto Veneto. M.D. LXI. [1561]. Softcover. First Lyon edition. Quarto (215 x 155mm), pp. [lxxxxvi], 195, [1]. Signatures: 2b-2n4 a-z4 A4 B2. Near contemporary yapp style limp vellum, title inked to spine, Latin text in Roman and Italic letter, title within architectural columnar woodcut border, with a stamp of a saint(?), decorative woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, shoulder notes. Published with section "Literarum, quibus invictissimus princeps Henricus VIII: Rex Angliae dominus Hyberniae, ac fidei defensor respondit ad quandam epistolem Martini Lutheri ad se missam, & ipsius Lutheranae quoque epistolae exemplum". [USTC 153046]. Collated complete, binding secure, covers with moderate marks and cockling with top edges slightly chipped, first four leaves with some staining, a few very small brown spots or burn marks, however the majority of leaves remain clean, lacking ties. Note: Henry's text (for which he received the title 'Fidei defensor') here has a lengthy polemical and virulently anti-Reformation preface by Gabriel de Saconay (1527-80), preceptor of the cathedral in Lyons. This attracted a satirical rebuttal by Calvin, 'Congratulation à vénérable prêtre messire Gabriel de Saconay touchant la belle et mignone préface dont il a remparé le livre du roi d'Angleterre'. Originally printed in London in 1521, editions quic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-06 06:58:13
JOSEPHUS, Flavius
"And when the book of Daniel was showed to Alexander the Great, wherein Daniel declared that one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians, he supposed that himself was the person intended." - Josephus, Antiquity of the Jews A rare, 1700 edition of the 'Jewish Histories' of Josephus. This edition is beautifully illustrated with important scenes from history of the Jews including a city view of Jerusalem, the temple of Solomon. This printing features the 1666 French translation of Arnauld d'Andilly, d'Andilly's translation was a landmark achievement and the first translated out of the original Greek. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-11-06 06:58:08
1700. Click here to see our other books! Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accomodata, Sive Cursus Theologiae Ad usum Scholarum Thomisticarum In Nineteen Volumes. By Charles Rene Billuart 1747-1750 - Leodii - Apud Everardum Kints 7.5" by 4.5" DETAILS A smart uniformly bound set of Billuart first edition theological works created to be used within Thomistic schools. Written in Latin. Featuring decorative head and tail pieces, coat of arms and illuminated capitals. Originally created by philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, Thomas Aquinas, his work is described as "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. Thomas was a theologian and a Scholastic philosopher. However, he never considered himself a philosopher, and criticised philosophers, whom he saw as pagans, for always "falling short of the true and proper wisdom to be found in Christian revelation." With this in mind, Thomas did have respect for Aristotle, so much so that in the Summa, he often cites Aristotle simply as "the Philosopher." Much of his work bears upon philosophical topics, and in this sense may be characterised as philosophical. Thomas's philosophical thought has exerted enormous influence on subsequent Christian theology, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, extending to Western philosophy … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-05 21:11:41
1700. Click here to see our other books! Les Oeuvres d'Horace, Traduites En Francois, Avec Des Notes, et Remarques Critques Sur Tout L'ouvrage In Ten Volumes Translated and edited by André Dacier 1691 - Paris - Denys Thierry and Claude Barbin 6.5" by 4" DETAILS A late 17th century translated collection of works from leading Roman lyric poet, Horace. In both French, with the original Latin to face. "Last Edition, with original Latin reveni, corrected, and enriched by figures." During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, or the Age of Enlightenment, neo-classical culture was pervasive. English literature in the middle of that period has been dubbed Augustan. It is not always easy to distinguish Horace's influence during those centuries (the mixing of influences is shown for example in one poet's pseudonym, Horace Juvenal).However a measure of his influence can be found in the diversity of the people interested in his works, both among readers and authors. New editions of his works were published almost yearly. There were three new editions in 1612 (two in Leiden, one in Frankfurt) and again in 1699 (Utrecht, Barcelona, Cambridge). Cheap editions were plentiful and fine editions were also produced, including one whose entire text was engraved by John Pine in copperplate. The poet James Thomson owned five editions of Horace's work and the physician James Douglas had five hundred books with Horace-related titles. Horace was often commended in periodicals such as The Spectator, as a hallmark of good judgement, moderation and manliness, a focus for moralising. His verses offe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-05 21:11:16
Various
1700. Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal,: For Enquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature of AsiaSee Below for full details -. Asiatick Researches: Transactions of the Society 1798 UK First India, Nepal, Tibet a.imagelink {color:#3E2500;} a:hover.imagelink {color:#3E2500;} a:visited.imagelink {color:#5F420F;} a.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #3E2500; } a:visited.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #5F420F; } Description: Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal,: For Enquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature of Asia (Volume 1) Printed in Calcutta, London Reprinted, 1798. First London Edition. Bound in full leather, worn to the edges and corners. Spine a little dry, lacking the title plate to the upper spine. Prev owner's armorial plate to the inner cover. Marbled endpapers, page block lightly toned. Includes a number of plates showing the native languages, as well as some nice illustrated plates of the various Hindu deities, complete but not necessarily in the correct places. Block generally in Vg condition, save a little faint foxing. Volume 1 (of 2) only. Includes Turner's account of a trip to Tibet, one of the earliest English accounts recorded. Very Rare. Contents On the Orthography of Asiatick Words I 57 A Royal Grant found at Mungir 123 An inscription on a Pillar near Buddal 131 On the Ruins at Mavalipuram 145 Hints on Friction in Mechanicks 171 An Interview frith the young Lama 199 A Journey to Tib … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blofield Books [Norwich, GB]
2018-11-05 19:30:53
1700. Click here to see our other books! Voyages de Mons'r Shaw M.D. Dans plusieurs provinces de la Barbarie et du Levant: Contenant des Observations Geographiques, Physiques, Philologiques et Melees sur les Royaumes D'Alger et de Tunis sur La Syrie, L'Egypte et L'Arabie Petree avec des Cartes et des Figures Volume One By Thomas Shaw 1743 - The Hague, Jean Neaulme 10" by 8", xliv, 414pp plus plates DETAILS Volume one of a scarce french translation of Thomas Shaw's greatest work First French Edition Volume One only of two containing most of the plates for the whole work. The complete work fetches around £3000. Translated from the original into French Bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering In 1720, Thomas Shaw (1694-1751), was appointed chaplain to the English factory at Algiers at a salary of £100 per annum. During his time there he travelled widely, to Egypt, Sinai, Cyprus, and the Holy Land in 1721-2 and to Tunis and Carthage in 1727, as well as making various excursions into the interior of Barbary (Algiers, Tripoli, and Morocco). In Barbary travel was comparatively safe, but in 'Aqabah he was stripped naked by robbers, and while travelling with 6000 pilgrims to Jerusalem he was seized and held to ransom. However, with 'a body capable of bearing the fatigues of travelling united to a mind rich in most kinds of human learning' (European Magazine, 19, 1791, 83), in all these regions he made careful observations of the geography, natural history, customs, and antiquities. In 1733, having married Joanna, the widow of his friend and benefactor, Edward Hol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-05 19:30:53
1700. Click here to see our other books! Ensayo Sobre los Alphabetos de las Letras Desconocidas que se Encuentran en las mas Antiguas Medellas y Monumentos de Espan~a By Don Luis Joseph Velazquez 1752 - Madrid - Antonio Sanz 10" by 8", 163pp DETAILS A relatively scarce edition of Ensayo Sobre los Alphabetos de las Letras Desconocidas que se Encuentran en las mas Antiguas Medellas y Monumentos de Espan~a by Don Luis Joseph Velazquez. First edition. In Spanish. (Essay on the Alphabets of Unknown Letters, Found in the Oldest Medals and Monuments in Spain). Illustrated with nineteen plates of engraved illustrations to rear (of 20) of medals and a table of letters. Velázquez José Luis de Velasco (1722 - 1772 ) was a Spanish historian, archaeologist, anthologist and writer. His Essay on the Alphabets of Unknown Letters published in Madrid in 1752 relates mainly to data from Andalucía . For him the Turdetano alphabet derives almost all ancient Greek; studying the medals of Obulco, with the names of ancient Turdetanos gods, as Isis and Osiris. He also worked on the inscription "Aimphat" which, he said, alluding to Amba , "an ancient people of Andalusia." Moreover, he noted that the bulls and crescents are common in inscriptions on turdetanas coins and medals. CONDITION In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, and odd marks to boards. Front joint starting, rear held by cords only. Loss to backstrip, also lifting in places with some evidence of past worming. Hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-04 12:01:02
Theocritus (Theokrit - Theocitos).
Venice, Italy: Farrea; Salamandram, 1700. Good to very good antiquarian condition. Theokritou Eidyllia, toutesti mikra poiēmata hex kai triakonta. tou autou epigrammata enneakaideka. tou autou Pelekis kai Pterygion. = Theocriti Idyllia, hoc est parua poemata XXXVI. Eiusdem epigrammata XIX. Eiusdem Bipennis & Ala. Venetiis: Ex officina Farrea. MDXLIII (1543). Bound with: Scholia palaia eis ta Theokritou Eidyllia. Ek diaphorōn antigraphōn syllechthenta. = Commentaria vetera in Theocriti Eglogas, ex diuersis exemplaribus collecta. Venetiis: Apud Salamandram. MDXXXIX (1539). Hardcover. Two works bound together in one volume. Octavo (160 x 110mm), ff. 71; 107 (numbered leaves). Contemporary full leather binding with elaborate blind stamped decoration, three raised spine bands, title pages in parallel transliterated Greek and Latin, with printer's woodcut device (depicting a salamander with crown, in flames), with motto 'Sopra ogn'uso mortal, M'è dato albergo'; further devices verso the final leaves, text in Greek, imprints and preface in Latin, woodcut capital initials, head-pieces, spaces for capitals with guide letters, shoulder notes, two calligrams (or examples of concrete poetry) engraved on wood at the cc. K4v and K6r of the first part, resembling an axe and a pair of wings respectively. First work collated and complete, apart from the terminal blank leaf. Second work collated and complete with Signatures: A-N⁸. Colophon reads: "Venetijs in aedibus Bartholomaei de Zanettis, à Casterzago. Anno à partu uirginis. MDXXXIX". Binding secure, neat spine repairs, corners sligh … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: maxcloudforest [UK, GB]
2018-11-04 06:33:06
SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN
Cologne, Pierre Marteau, 1700-1701., 1700-01. SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN, "Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan" 3 tomes in one, Cologne 1700- 1701. First edition. Very good.Capitaine-Lieutenant de la première Compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi, Contenant quantité de choses particulières et secrettes qui se sont passées sous le Règne de Louis le Grand.Cologne, Pierre Marteau, 1700-1701.3 parts in 1 volume 12mo [156 x 100 mm] of: I/ (4) ll., 470 pp.; II/ (1) l., 580 pp.; III/ (1) l., 544 pp. Bound in full contemporary light brown calf, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt fleurons, morocco lettering piece, mottled edges. Contemporary binding.Rare first edition of these Memoirs on which Dumas relied to write his "Three Musketeers".Quérard, I, 387; Rahir, La Bibliothèque de l'amateur, 632; Bulletin Morgand and Fatout, 4129; Catalogue Destailleur, 1817."Alexandre Dumas profitably used the work written by Courtilz de Sandras for his novel entitled 'The Three Musketeers'. The names of Athos, Porthos and Aramis, those very colourful names are written in full; duals, D'Artagnan's affairs and his adventures with Milady are indeed really related." (Quérard)"We must see in the 'Memoirs de M. D'Artagnan' a prefiguration of the realistic novel, since Sandras only gave to them this appearance of historical truth in order to better captivate his readers. In the foreword the author claims he drew the material from D'Artagnan's papers. " (Dictionnaire des Auteurs, I, 699)"Three writers of very unequal value collaborated to the 'Three Musketeers': Gatien de Courtilz for the scenario and the plot; Maqu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jean Skarstedt Paris Stockholm [France]
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2018-11-03 23:40:46
1700. Click here to see our other books! Annales Ecclesiastici ex XII TomisCaesaris BaroniiS.R.E. Presb. Cardinalis,Bibliothecarii Apostoliciin Epitomen Redacti Editio Altera, Priori Longe Accuratior Una cum Vita eiusdem, Illustrissimi Cardinalis; ac noonnullis Posthumis Lucubrationibus, ad addales pertinentibus: necnon et notis ad eosdem Annales; Pro rerum illustratione et criminationum dilutione: ac breui Auctario ab eo tempore quo Baronius cessauit, vsq; ad ann. 1623 By Caesaris Baronii 1623 - Hierati - Moguntia Antonii 15" by 10"; 561pp., 464pp. DETAILS A scarce copy of this history of the first twelve centuries of the Christian church from Italian cardinal and historian Caesar Baronius. Second edition. It was first published between 1588 and 1607 as a response to the Lutheran Historia Ecclesiae Christi (History of the Church of Christ) in which the Magdeburg theologians surveyed the history of the church in order to demonstrate how the Catholic Church represented the Antichrist and had deviated from the beliefs and practices of the early church. Long before Baronius was appointed Librarian of the Vatican in 1597, he had access to material and sources in its archives that were previously unpublished or unused. He used these in the development of his work. Accordingly, Annales Ecclesiastici is considered by most as extremely useful and complete. The eminent historian Lord Acton called it "the greatest history of the Church ever written." He began writing this account of the Church after nearly thirty years of lecturing at Santa Maria in Vallicella. In the Annales he trea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 23:14:33
1700. Click here to see our other books! The Honour of the Married Clergie Maintayned against the malicious Challenges of C. E. or the apologie written some yeeres since for the marriage of persons ecclesiaticall, made good against the Cauils of C.E. Psuedo Catho like Priest. In three Books by Joseph Hall 1620 - (24) 208, 229-345, (25)pp DETAILS Full early calf leather binding. A very scarce copy of Hall's work with engraved title page and decorative head and tail pieces and illuminated initials. Not seen at auction anywhere since 1982. Includes in Latin and English the text of a manuscript on the subject found at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and an excerpt from an epistle of Erasmus on the subject of marriage and the clergy. Joseph Hall (July 1, 1574 - September 8, 1656), English bishop and satirist, was born at Bristow Park, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Bishop Hall's polemical writings, were vigorous and effective, and many of his devotional writings have been often reprinted. It is by his early work as the censor of morals and the unsparing critic of contemporary literary extravagance and affectations that he is best known. CONDITION The binding is split in the centre and the second section is detached. Page 147 is loose is detached but present. The front board is attached and the rear board is detached but present. The front inner hinge is strained and holding by one cord only. There is some wear to the extremities including some bumping to the corners and some small worm holes to the rear board. The spine is chipped with loss to the top and bottom and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 21:43:06
POIX
1700. Click here to see our other books! Nouvelle Version des Psaumes Faite sur le Texte Hebreu By Louis de Poix, Jerome d'Arras 1762 - Paris - Claude Herissant 6.5" by 4", xlviii, 512, (2)pp DETAILS The scarce first edition of the Psalms revised from the Hebrew text by members of the Parisian Capuchin Societe. In need of a sympathetic binding, and priced accordingly. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Avec des Argumens & des Notes, qui en developpent le double sens literal, & le sens moral. With the armorial bookplate of Ronald Lindsay to the front pastedown. Author Information from COPAC. The two names associated with this text are Louis de Poix and Jerome d'Arras. Louis de Poix, 1714-1782, was a linguistics scholar, and Founder and president of the Parisian Capuchin Societe des Etudes Orientales, the later Clementine Academy. This academy produced an important body of exegetical work, based on detailed philological and linguistic studies. Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay, 1877 - 1945, PC, CVO, GCB, KCMG, was a British civil servant and diplomat. He held several important posts, including Minister Plenipotentiary to France, Ambassador to Turkey and later Germany, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, before becoming the Ambassador to the United States. Lindsay married twice, first to Martha Cameron, and after her death, to Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt. CONDITION The binding is tight and firm. The boards are held by the cords only, and although generally firm, could possibly detach in the post, even after out best packing. There is wear to the extre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 20:56:47
1700. Click here to see our other books! Remaines Concerning Britaine By William Camden 1637 - London - Printed by Thomas Harper for John Waterson 7.5" by 5.5", (8), 420pp DETAILS Bound in reverse calf. The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning Britaine. This copy matches the ESTC #S107503. Page 201/202 is missing, along with four pages to the rear. "Bringing together Camden's interest in literature and language, and social and cultural history, including both popular and high culture, the Remaines contains a wealth of material. Moreover, as a collection it reflects the unusual moment in the emergence of early modern Britain when the artefacts of the vernacular culture were coming to be valued in new ways. With the first historically organized anthology of medieval poetry, a historical and comparative study of the English language, collections of names and their meanings, of (in the words of one of the chapter headings) 'grave speeches, and wittie apothogemes', and of epitaphs, it can be seen as a popular spin-off from its more expensive and serious historical mother lode, the Britannia" -ODNB. William Camden, 1551-1623, historian and herald. "Camden's intellectual and literary legacy to his own and succeeding generations has been considerable. His work and friendship exerted both direct and indirect influence on writers and historians and helped transform the methods of historical enquiry and the forms and genres … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 20:55:51
1700. Click here to see our other books! Annotationes in Libros Evangeliorum by Hugo Grotius. 1641 - Amsterdam - Apud & Cornelium13" by 9"; 1060[85],[36]pp. ~ DETAILS A good copy of this work, in a recent binding.Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a prodigious Dutch lawyer. He entered University at Leyden at 12; and was appointed Historian of the States General at 18, and Advocate Fiscal at 24. He travelled to England in a diplomatic capacity in 1613, before becoming Pensionary of Rotterdam. His Arminian theology and attempts to facilitate peace between theologically-opposed factions earned him a life sentence in 1618; although he escaped to Paris in 1621. He attempted to return to Holland in 1631, but was banished and settled in Sweden. In 1635 he returned to Paris in an ambassadorial capacity for the Kingdom of Sweden. He was killed in a shipwreck on a voyage home in 1645.Within his 'Annotations,' he applies philological criticism to the text of the Bible whilst contemporaneously moderating them with the assertion that (as in law) convention plays an enormously important role in theology, such that correct interpretation of the scriptures requires respect for the Church's traditions. CONDITION Half-calf binding with tailpieces; very firmly bound. Bookplate for Prof. David Arthur Pailin on front pastedown. Title-page in red and black with emblematic device, laid down, with date of publication writtenin old ink both in Arabic numerals and in words in Latin;edgesof some leaves a little worn, especially at beginning of volume; wormholes in bottom margin of pp. 1-34 and side margin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 20:55:09
This Bible is in very good condition with some wear, tears, clasps are not complete. Bible-Hundreds Engravings Maps & Plans on Wood & Steel- Albums from 1700s-1900s a.imagelink {color:#b35e2e;} a:hover.imagelink {color:#b35e2e;} a:visited.imagelink {color:#FFFFFF;} a.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #b35e2e; } a:visited.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #FFFFFF; } Complete photo Album with detached boards with lots of pictures along with scrap book with lots loads of clippings, , certicificates and letters. Bible is in very good condition. Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution. .aucCounter a { text-decoration:none; }.aucCounter span:hover { text-decoration:underline; }.aucHiddenCounter { display:none; }.aucCounterOrangeText { color:#FB6D05; font-family:Arial; Font-size:13px; Font-weight:bold; }.aucCounterBlueText { color:#0068ac; Font-family:Arial; Font-size:11px; } Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter On Dec-09-16 at 10:07:08 PST, seller added the following information: Add a map to your own listings. FREE Trial !
Bookseller: kingmanwillard [Leonia, New Jersey, US]
2018-11-03 18:26:38
1700. ABOUT US VISIT OUR STORE SALES SPECIALS Antique Book-EXPLORATION, SHIPWRECK-Relation des Iles de Pelew-Keate-1788 Keate, George Relation des Iles de Pelew situees dans la Partie occidentale de l'Ocean Pacifique Composee sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, qui, en aout mil sept cent quarte-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l'Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indies orientales Paris: Le Jay / Maradan, 1788. 1 edition. EXPLORATION, SHIPWRECK, PACIFIC, ISLANDS Dimensions ca. 13 x 19.5 cm. (ca. 5.1 x 7.7 inch). 8vo. [iv], 282; [iv], 274, [vi] pp. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Cpt. Wilson, a folding map of the Palau islands and Chinese sea, and 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portaits of indigenous population. Engraved by: Gouy, A.M. de; Tardieu, P.F.; Jouan, S.. After: Devis, A.W.; Russell, I. (frontispiece); Kent, Ms. This, the first French edition, appeared in the same year as the first English edition. This translation is attributed to Mirabeau. *Cox II, 303; *Brunet III, col. 647; *Hill 160. Keate's account of the wreck of the Antelope, just off the coast of the previously unexplored Palau Islands (in the Pacific Ocean). The stranded crew was cordially received by the local inhabitants, and the chief even sent his son Lee Boo over to England on the return journey. Sadly, Boo died of smallpox after five months of attracting much attention in England. Keate compiled this account from the journals of Capt. Wilson and other crew members. 2 volumes uniform modern (20th. century) … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector UK Antique Maps [Zeeland, NL]
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