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        LE GRAND THEATRE HISTORIQUE, ou Nouvelle Histoire Universelle, tant sacrée que profane, depuis la creation du monde, jusqu'au commencement du XVIII SIècle: conténant une fidéle & exacte description de ce qui s'est passé de plus memorable sous les quatre premieres Monarchies, des Assuriens, des Perses, des Grecs, & des Romains... TOME TROISIEME: Depuis le couronnement de Charlemagne jusqu'à la mort de l'Empereur Louis de Baviere - TOME QUATRIEME: Depuis la mort de Louis de Bavière jusqu'à la mort de Ferdinand III - TOME CINQUIEME: Depuis la mort de Ferdinand III jusqu'qu commencement du Dix-huitième Siècle.

      Vander 1703 Due volumi in folio (40x25,5 cm) numerati a colonne (2 colonne per pagina): 479+619 e 769 + 152 pp. non numerate. Tre frontespizi in rosso e nero con marca xilografica e 305 bellissime vignette finemente incise in rame nel testo, misura: 15x11 cm. circa. Fioriture marginali; Nelle sole prime e ultime pagine carta fragile, aloni e mancanze. Legature del tempo in piena pelle piuttosto stanche, abrasioni e mancanze ai dorsi, fessurato quello del volume III/IV.

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        Nuovo fregio di gloria a Felsina sempre pittrice nella vita di Lorenzo Pasinelli pittor bolognese?

      Per Costantino Pisarri 1703 Cm. 14,5, pp. 120. Con il ritratto inciso a piena pagine del Pasinelli. Solida leg. del tempo in piena pergamena con nervi passanti e titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli colorati. Ex libris nobiliare inciso. Esemplare rifilato al margine superiore, peraltro in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara ed interessante biografia del Pasinelli, ricca di notizie assai utili ed a tratti curiose.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Kräuterbuch und Künstliche Conterfeyungen.

      Ulm, Daniel Bartolomae, 1703. Folio (302 x 191mm). pp. (4), 750, (24, index). Title printed in red and black with woodcut printer's device, handcoloured woodcut portrait of the author, and over 1200 beautifully contemporary handcoloured woodcuts. Contemporary blindstamped panelled pigskin, with armorial device on front- & back cover. A beautiful, interleaved, contemporary coloured copy of this later and enlarged edition of Lonitzer's famous herbal. The first German edition appeared 1557 and was published by Egenolph. It is quite unusual to find a relatively late edition of this work with such fine colouring. The herbal was very popular and the last edition appeared in 1783. "No other botanical work of the period had a success comparable to that of Egenolph's herbals of which that of Lonitzer is the most important and valuable. It passed through numerous editions (in Latin and German) until late in the 18th century" (l'Art Ancient, Early Books on Medicine p. 350). "In 1557, according to Anderson, Lonitzer took Rösslin's 'Kreuterbuch', which was itself a reworking of the 'Gart der Gesundheit' and the 'Distillierbuich', Dorsten's reworking of the herbal portion of Rösslin's work known as the 'Botanicon', re-edited, combined, and reworked them with additions of his own to form the present work (i.e the first German 1557 edition)" (Johnston, The Cleveland Herbal... 83). 984 of the woodcuts concern plants, 255 depict mammals, reptiles, birds and insects, some 50 woodcuts depict metals, minerals, corals and precious stones. There is a special title for the mineral part 'Beschreibung Natur und Eigenschafft der Metallen und Ertz'. Lower corners of first few leaves and edges of last few leaves lightly worn; a very well preserved copy. See Nissen BBI, 1228, listing an edition by the same publisher of 1713; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)III, p. 1174 also listing the 1713 edition.

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        The Surgeon (removing a growth from the back of his patient) engraved by Jacques Coelemans, 1703. 19 x 24.5 cm

      1703. After the painting by David Teniers le Jeune, 1678. Cropped at edge of engraving.

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        Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui ont ete faites

      Paris: 1703 [but circa 1718]. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. 20 x 26 3/4 inches. "One of the most outstanding maps of Canada of the 17th and early 18th centuries" (Kershaw). "Del'Isle's map of Canada is one of the most outstanding maps of Canada of the 17th and early 18th centuries. Typical of all his work, the information that went into his map of Canada was the result of careful and painstaking research" (Kershaw, I, p. 278).The numerous trading posts and missions of New France and the major towns of the adjacent British colonies are labeled. The area around Hudson's Bay is shown to be inhabited by native tribes referred to as the Christinaux or Kilistinons, referring to their conversion to the Christian faith, while Labrador is home to the Eskimaux. Interestingly, the map features a number of notes specifically referring to the names of explorers and the dates in which they discovered certain places, such as the reference to Nouveau Danemarc, discovered by the Danish explorer Jan Munk in 1619. The depiction of the upper Mississippi and Ohio basins is also quite detailed, noting the position of the French fort of St. Louis or Crevecouer near the present-day site of Peoria, Illinois. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the map is its portrayal of the Rivière Longue, one of the most sensational and enduring cartographic misconceptions ever devised. This imaginary river was reported to flow from the Pays des Gnacsitares in the far west, promising the best route through the interior of the continent. A short distance over some mountains lies a long salt water lake, that is supposedly connected to the Pacific Ocean. It is a product of the imagination of the Baron Lahontan, an entertaining and roguish French adventurer, whose best- selling travel narrative Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale (1703) convinced many of the world's greatest intellects of the existence of this mythical waterway.Nine states of the map were published in the 18th century, plus several derivatives. The present example is the fifth state, with De L'Isle's title "Geographe du Roy" added below his name in the cartouche. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 312; Tooley, "French Mapping of the Americas" 38 in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Desiderii Erasmi opera omnia in decem tomos distincta

      Pieter van der Aa Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Pieter van der Aa, 1703–06. All volumes in contemporary sheep recently rebacked and repaired using brown calf, spine with raised bands accented by gilt ruling with a blind ornament in each compartment, title and tome number gilt on green leather spine labels and date gilt collector-style on red leather labels at bases; marbled endpapers and red edges. Boards scuffed and chipped in places; all hinges (inside) repaired with later marbled paper. Ex- library: most volumes with bookplate and old-fashioned oval stamp on front pastedown, stamps on bottom edge and multiple leaves of text, early accession number to front free endpaper verso and bottom margin of first text leaf. In all volumes, some leaves very browned; occasional dampstaining, foxing, or other small stains from chemical reactions in paper; small natural paper flaws, short closed tears, and a few corners torn away not affecting text. Title-page of vol. I with closed interior tear stemming from deep impression of its large engraved vignette; one small tear in vol. IV repaired with monogrammed sticker! Tout entière, a nice set.. Folio extra (39.4 cm, 15.5"). 10 vols. in 11. I: [3] ff., 24, [64] pp., 1226 cols. (i.e., 1240); engr. t.-p., 1 double-pg. engr. plt. and 1 full-pg. engr. plt. II: [6] ff., 1212 cols., [54] pp. III(a): [15] ff., 1104 cols.; 18 full-pg. engr. plts. III(b): [2] ff., cols. 1105-944, [92] ff.; 2 full-pg. engr. plts. IV: [3] ff., 758 cols. (i.e., 768); 1 full-pg. engr. plt., 75 single-col. engr. vignettes (3.5” sq.), and 6 double-col. engr. vignettes (4.25” x 7.25”). V: [3] ff., 1360 cols. VI: [29] ff., 1126 cols., [17] pp. VII: [6] ff., 1198 cols., [1] p. VIII: [3] ff., 652 cols. IX: [3] ff., 1248 cols.; 1 fold-out plt., 1 full-pg. plt. X: [2] ff., cols. 1249–860, [64] ff. Before his death, Erasmus (1466–1536) divided his writings into nine ordines (categories) for posthumous publication. This is the second edition of his collected works, first published in nine volumes by Froben in 1540. Like the original, this set includes additions by authors from the Dutch humanist's international circle and portraits of the same, as well as myriad engravings after Holbein. The printer, Pieter van der Aa (1659–1733), was an apprentice of Daniel van Gaasbeeck (fl. 1655–92) and primarily known for maps and travel books.The text in all volumes is in Latin with some Greek, printed in roman and italic, mostly double-column with sidenotes and many large woodcut initials and tailpieces, as well as some engraved headpieces. Vol. I has both a general title-page and a volume title-page; each of the volume title-pages is printed in red and black and features a large engraved vignette signed by the illustrator J. Goeree and the engraver J. Baptist; some volumes also have sectional title-pages. There are many engraved plates: vol. I features an added engraved title-page, a double-page plate, and one full-page plate; in vol. III, part one, there are => 18 full-page engraved portraits of contemporaries of Erasmus including Melanchthon, Alciatus, Charles V, and Bembo, as well as two more full-page portraits in vol. III, part two. In Praise of Folly, in vol. IV, is illustrated with => 75 single-column-width engraved vignettes (3.5” sq.) and six double-column-width engravings (4.25” x 7.25”) after the famous Holbein originals, and a full-page engraved portrait of the artist. Vol. IX has one large engraved fold-out plate signed by van der Aa at Leiden, engraved by D. Stoopendael, as well as one full-page engraved plate, unsigned, of medallions against a drapery backdrop.=> A handsome folio set.Provenance: Most volumes have a large stamped "Y" on the front pastedown, and a faded => 18th-century ink inscription by a monk on the title-page.

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        Christiani Hugenii Opuscula postuma, quae continent dioptricam, commentarios de vitris figurandis, dissertationem de corona & parheliis, tractatum de motu, tractatum de VI centrifuga, descriptionem automani planetarii.

      Lugundi Batavorum, apud Cornelium Boutesteyn, 1703. 4to. XX + 460 pp. 24 folding plates and diagrams. Title printed in red & black with woodcut device, diagrams in text. Cont. half wellum.. *A fine copy. The volume contains six works by Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), posthumously published by De Volder and Fullenius in accordance with the author`s will. A large part of the exhaustive study of optics entitled "Dioptrica" is devoted to the theory of telescopes and microscopes and, next to Traité de la lumiére (1609), stands as the author`s most important contribution to optics. Huygens was the first to propund and develop what is now known as the wave theory of light

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      Valvasense In-8 p., p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, pp (32),390 (ma 392), ornato da testate, grandi iniziali e finali inc. su legno; con interessanti e numerose figure nel t. che illustrano lo sviluppo del feto, i parti e gli stumenti ostetrici, tutte xilografate. Opera ?divisa in tre libri. In questa ultima editione corretta & accresciuta di nuova Aggiunta, cavata dal Libro delle Medicine partenenti all?infermità delle donne gravide di Giovanni Marinello. Et altra di un gravissimo Autore, nel quale si rissolvono alcuni dubij importanti circa il battesimo de i bambini, e si danno alcuni avvisi spirituali molto à proposito per le parturienti, et un Trattato del Colostro, dove si tratta di diversi mali de i bambini con le loro cause, e rimedij singolari, di Pietro di Castro, medico fisico avignonese?. Cfr. Cat. Piantanida,II,1967 e segg. (per le numer. ediz.): "opera molto importante, essendo il primo libro di ostetricia pubblicato in Italia e assai in voga nel XVII secolo e in quello successivo" - Wellcome,IV, p. 116 - Blake, p. 302. Con fiorit., qualche alone o arross., una carta restaur. per strappo, picc. timbro di apparten. al frontesp., ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare. "Il Mercurio era medico riputatissimo; sembra che egli abbia esercitato l'ostetricia pratica in Francia intorno al 1571. Nel suo celeberrimo libro "La commare", pubblicato a Venezia nel 1595, viene per la prima volta affermato che il bacino ristretto è un'indicazione per il taglio cesareo". Così Castiglioni, p. 480.

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        Continentis Italiae Pars media, seu prima meridionalis; Ecclesiae Status Tredecim, et magni Ducatus Toscani Dominium ac Territoria exhibens: penes Petrum Schenk. Cum Privil..

      Amsterdam, 1703. Probabilmente tratta dall' "Atlantis sylloge compendiosa or Nova totius Geographia" edita da Gerardum Valck ad Amsterdam all'inizio del XVIII secolo (1702 - 1710 ca.). Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 49,2 x 58 (alla lastra). Titolo entro semplice ma bel cartiglio sormontato dagli elementi papali propri del territorio romano, con a lato i nomi dei diversi territori appartenenti alla penisola italiana e in basso lo stemma mediceo con le sei "palle" (il blasone dei Medici cambi? nel numero delle "palle" e nella disposizione; la sfera centrale ha tre gigli dorati in campo azzurro, concessi dal re di Francia Luigi XI a Piero di Cosimo de' Medici). La lastra utilizzata per questa incisione, come la maggior parte di quelle usate nella produzione di questi due editori, ? quella di J. Janssonius, debitamente modificata e ritoccata. Esemplare fresco, a pieni margini, in bella coloritura e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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      1703. [= title head.] Broadsheet with engraved illustration. Augsburg, Albrecht Schmidt "Formschneider und Brieffmahler", (1703). Folio. 375x305 mm (engr: 160x280). Minor red markings and two small holes in text. Under the engraving printed text in two columns, "Nachdeme Ihro Hoch-Fürstliche [...]". Drougulin II, 3653. Version with printed frame around the head and the title head. During the War of the Spanish Succesion Bavarian troups under Maximilian II entered Augsburg in december 13, 1703 after a siege, but they had to withdrawn already in 1704

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        BERGAMO, SUA ORIGINE, NOTABILI AVVENIMENTI, E GUERRE IN RISTRETTO. Raccolte da gravi Auttori, Historie, e Registri di essa Città. Dedicato all? Citta? da suoi heredi.

      In-8 p. (mm. 200x148), cartonato rustico coevo, pp. 74, stemma di Bergamo silografato al frontespizio. Annali di Bergamo, in forma estremamente succinta, dal 1804 a.C. al 1630, con alcuni capitoletti dedicati alla peste. "Prima edizione" assai rara. Cfr. Piantanida,I,676 - Lozzi,I,324: ?non comune?. Pagg. ingiallite per la qualità della carta altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Carte de la Terre Firme du Perou, du Bresil et du Pays des Amazones

      Paris:. 1703.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by cartouche. 25 1/2 x 19". Northern half of South America.

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        "Carte du Mexique et de la Floride" from Atlas de Geographie

      Paris: Guillaume Delisle, 1703. A RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST MAP TO ACCURATELY LOCATE THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER Copper-plate engraving with original hand color: 201/2" x 271/4" References: Seymour I. Schwartz & Ralph E. Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America (New York, 1980), plate 82; R. V. Tooley, The Mapping of America (London, 1985), 22. This groundbreaking map of Mexico and Florida was a paradigm for many later maps by European geographers throughout the eighteenth century. Drawn by Guillaume Delisle, the most important French cartographer to follow in the footsteps of Nicolas Sanson , it was the first printed map to delineate accurately the mouth of the Mississippi River with its delta, while also discarding the anecdotal and sometimes mythological information that characterized earlier maps in favor of data that came strictly from surveying and measurement. Delisle based his map on the most recent explorations, carefully compiling and assessing available information, and he was the first to incorporate a number of important geographical discoveries. The survivors of La Salle's ill-fated 1684 attempt to found a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River - Henri Joutel, Jean Cavelier and others - had made further expeditions, while La Salle's lieutenant Henri de Tonti had made several trips down the Mississippi and visited the Choctaw Indians. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville had explored the beginnings of the Red River, and Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, searching for mines in 1700, had gone up beyond the Illinois River into Sioux country. In the meantime, Father Gravier and other Jesuit priests had descended that river. Above all, in his first journey Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville had explored the coast, entered the delta in 1699, then returned to his base at Biloxi by Lake Pontchartrain, and on his second voyage he went up the Mississippi again to the Natchez. In compiling his map, Delisle relied on information from all of these recent French explorations, as well as preparatory research left by his father, the accomplished cartographer Claude Delisle, who had scrutinized the log that Iberville kept on his first voyage. The result of exacting scholarship on the part of both men, this cornerstone map of North America was the first accurate depiction of the mouth and delta of the Mississippi.. Book.

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        The Temple. Sacred Poems, And Private Ejaculations. By Mr. George Herbert, Late Orator of the University of Cambridge. Together with His Life. Psal. xxix. In his Temple doth every Man speak of his Honour. The Twelfth Edition Corrected, with the Addition of an Alphabetical Table. [bound with] The Synagogue: Or, The Shadow Of The Temple. Sacred Poems, And Private Ejaculations. In Imitation of Mr. George Herbert

      Printed: 1703. 1593-1633 Duodecimo, 6.1 x 3.75 inches. The twelfth edition of the Herbert and the eighth edition of the Harvey. A-K12; A-E12, F6. The fine engraved portrait of George Herbert by Stuart is bound before the title. The poems entitled "The Church Porch" and "The Altar" appear in this edition as full paged engravings. This is a nice fresh copy in contemporary paneled calf, rebacked. We may partly distinguish two poets in Herbert. There is, first, the parish priest of early seventeenth-century England who revered his Church as a chaste mother neither 'painted' nor 'undrest;' who deplored the worm of schism eating away the English rose and (to the disturbance of the Cambridge licenser in 1633) saw Religion standing "on tip-toe in our land, Readie to passe to the American strand;" who celebrated with loving particularity and complete security of belief the meaning of God's temple and worship. It is this poet who can be fully appreciated, in Coleridge's works, only by 'an affectionate and dutiful child of the Church;' and it is to Herbert's writings and life that we owe much of our picture of the order, strength, and beauty of seventeenth-century Anglicanism at its best. But church-bells are heard beyond the stars, and the Anglican parish priest merges with the larger poet, with the very human saint who gives fresh and moving utterance to the aspirations and failures of the spiritual life. This is the Herbert we know through 'Aaron,' 'Discipline,' 'The Collar,' 'The Pulley,' and many other poems in which he strives to subdue the willful or kindle the apathetic self. His principal themes are those 'two vast, spacious things ... Sinne and Love.' There is nothing soft in the poet who seeks to engrave divine love in steel; and a catalogue of gratuitous, untempered, and short-lived sweets leads up to the magnificent contrast of the disciplined soul that 'never gives.' "As the Anglican merges with the greater poet, so the 'quaint' writer merges with the metaphysical. Herbert had his share of the age's passion for anagrams and the like, which Addison was to condemn as 'false Wit.' But the poet who could shape a poem in the physical likeness of 'The Altar' or 'Easter Wings' had, even more than most of his fellows, a functional sense of meter and rhythm. The technical experimentalist and master was, we remember, a skilled and devoted musician. The movement of his verse, taut or relaxed, can suggest all his fluctuating moods, from self-will or weakness to joyful surrender and assured strength. He moves from this world to the world of the spirit 'As from one room t'another, or dwells simultaneously in both, and it is in keeping with that habit of mind, and with metaphysical origins in general, that many of his poems should be allegorical anecdotes, transfigured emblems. Apart from some of his fine dramatic openings, Herbert does not attempt the high pitch of Donne's 'Divine Poems.' His great effects are all the greater for rising out of a homely, colloquial quietness of tone; and peace brings quiet endings- 'So I did sit and eat;' 'And I reply'd, My Lord.' Though the friend and admirer of Donne (and of Bacon), Herbert did not cultivate scholastic or scientific imagery; mature and everyday life, the Bible and the liturgy were his chief sources. The highest truth, as he said more than once, must be plainly dressed. In spite of his classical learning and his Latin and Greek verse, he avoided the common surface classicism of the time. Of the elements of a deeper classicism, if we care to use that name, he had muscular density, precision, deceptive simplicity, and a dynamic sense of form. At times his structure may be a winding stair, but it is all built of seasoned timber." (Bush)

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        Le théâtre de M. de la Fosse. Polixene. Thesee. Manlius Capitolinus. Gabinie. Le distrait

      Amsterdam: chez Jacques desbordes, 1703. relié. petit in 12 (13,8x7,5cm). Recueil factice composé de 5 pièces (en pagination séparée) de La fosse illustré de 5 frontispices par Van d'Aveele publiées chez Desbordes entre 1798 et 1702. Titre général en rouge et noir. Polixene. 1698. Thesee. 1702. Manlius Capitolinus (même date que l'originale). 1698. Gabinie. 1700. Le distrait. 1698. Plein Veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné. 'Ce ne fut qu'à l'âge de quarante-trois ans que Lafosse mit au théâtre POLIXENE, sa première tragédie. Cet ouvrage eut un grand succès pendant dix-sept représentations. M. le Dauphin, assistant à la seconde, fut si content du jeu des acteurs, qu'il leur fit donner cent louis. Deux ans après Polixène, parut MANLIUS CAPITOLINUS, représentée pour la première fois le 18 janvier 1698. Cette tragédie eut alors un grand succès, et tient encore aujourd'hui une des premières places dans le répertoire du théâtre français après les chefs-d'oeuvre des grands maîtres. THESEE, tragédie, malgré les critiques auxquelles elle a donné lieu, est restée longtemps au théâtre , donnée pour la première fois le 5 janvier 1700, elle eut vingt-trois représentations. La sixième scène du cinquième acte produisit un grand effet. CORESUS ET CALIRRHOE, quatrième et dernière tragédie de Lafosse, eut beaucoup moins de succès que les autres. Jouée pour la première fois le 9 décembre 1703, elle n'obtint qu'un petit nombre de représentations, et n'a point été reprise. Lafosse était encore chez le duc d'Aumont lorsque la mort l'enleva lui-même aux lettres, le 2 novembre 1708, dans sa cinquante sixième année'. (dictionnaire des auteurs dramatiques). Querard, III, 420. - chez Jacques desbordes, Amsterdam _1703, petit in 12 (13,8x7,5cm), [4] ff. , 60 pp. dont front. , 71 pp. dont front. , [1] p. bl. , 60 pp. dont front. , [8] ff. , 55 pp. dont front. [1] p. bl. , front. , 81 pp. , [1] p. bl., Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized Wherein All the Parts of Man's Body, with Their Actions and Uses, Are Succinctly Described, According to the Newest Doctrine of the Most Accurate and Learned Modern Anatomists. The Sixth Edition

      London : Printed by T.W. for Awnsham and John Churchill, 1703. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. vii, 632 p., 20 plates. Bound in contemporary leather. In protective mylar. Good binding and cover. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Minimal shelfwear. Contemporary armourial bookplate on inside front board of J. Witherston. Contemporary name on FEP of Johann Witherston, 1704. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> Thomas Gibson, M.D. was born in Bampton in Westmerland [sic]. He graduated doctor of medicine at Leyden [sic], 2oth August, 1675, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1676. He is stated in the Annals to have been created doctor of medicine by the archbishop of Canterbury, 16th May, 1663, and to have been admitted ad eundem, at Cambridge, 5th October, 1671. The Annals at this period were, however, so carelessly kept by the Registrar, Dr Whistler, that but little reliance should be placed in them. His incorporation at Cambridge is not recorded in the Graduati Cantabrigiensis.Â&#157; He was admitted an Honorary Fellow at the College 30th September, 1680. Dr Gibson was physician-general to the army; and dying on the 16th July, 1722, aged 75, was buried in the ground adjoining the Foundling Hospital, belonging to St George the Martyr, Queens-square [sic]. He married Anne, the youngest daughter of Richard Cromwell, the short-lived Protector. She died 7th December, 1727 (William Munk M. D. 1861, p. 387).

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        Poems on Affairs of State From the Time of Oliver Cromwell, to the Abdication of K. James the Second. Written by the Greatest Wits of the Age ... Bound with State-Poems; Continued from the Time of O. Cromwel Sic, to the Year 1697 ... (3 Volume Set)

      London:. Fair;. 1703, 04, 10. Hardcover. Volume I, Sixth Edition, 1710. Volume II,1703. Volume III, 1704. Full tan calf bindings are poor with heavy wear and chipping to spines and covers. 5 raised bands. Front board of one volume detached (present). Broken hinges on others. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages very foxed and ocassional handwritten brackets. A set that is nonetheless worth rebinding. .

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        [Drop-title]: An Elegy upon the lamented Death of Edward Millington, the Famous Auctioneer

      2 pp. Small folio, broadside format, unbound. [Colophon]: London: published by John Nutt, 1703. First edition of this amusing and affectionate poetical tribute to England&#39;s first prominent auctioneer of books and art, composed shortly after his death. Millington began his career as a bookseller, and he first appears in the Term Catalogues in 1670 as the publisher of William Seaman&#39;s Grammatica Linguae Turcicae. His name can also be found in the imprints of another half a dozen 17th-century books, but it was as an auctioneer that he became famous. He set up regular sales at the "Vendu" in Covent Garden, "perhaps the first established auction house in England independent of the outroper, an officer under the crown who nominally held a monopoly on all public sales by auction. Millington travelled extensively to promote his auction sales. Although most were held in London (where, from 1695 until his death, he was based at St Bartholomew Close) he also conducted auctions in Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Kings Lynn, Bath, Oxford, and Gloucester. He was a master of the fine art of flattery, and the prefaces to his sales catalogues frequently commend the judicious taste and learned erudition of his buyers."-ODNB. Ned Ward, in his Step to Stirbitch-Fair (1700), includes a passage on the humor with which Millington conducted sales, and John Dunton calls him "a man of remarkable elocution, wit, sense, and modesty," and adds: "He was originally a bookseller, which he left off, being better cut out for an auctioneer; he had a quick wit, and a wonderful fluency of speech. There was usually as much comedy in his &#39;Once, twice, thrice,&#39; as can be met with in a modern play." Millington is said to have led the blind John Milton through the streets; he died in Cambridge in 1703, more or less in harness, and his stock was dispersed the following year. This poem has long been known to collectors of book selling history; formerly catalogued as an anonymous tribute, it can now been assigned to Tom Brown, the Grub Street poet and satirist whose life was legendary in its irregularity, as it was reprinted in 1720 in his Remains. The text provides an entertaining picture of Millington&#39;s auctions: Come, gentlemen, -- come bid me what you please; Upon my word, it is a curious Piece, Done by a Learned hand, -- and neatly bound : What say you? -- come, -- I&#39;le put it up, -- One Pound; One pound, -- once, twice; fifteen: Who bids; -- a Crown : Then shakes his Head, with an affected Frown, And says, for Shame, consider, Gentlemen, The Book is sold in Shops for more than ten. Good lack a day! -- &#39;tis strange, then strikes the Blow, And in a feigned Passion bids it go.The poem continues in the same vein for another forty lines, and concludes with an epitaph: "Underneath this Marble Stone / Lies the famous Millington; / A man who through the world did steer / I&#39;th&#39; Station of an Auctioneer: / A man with Wondrous Sense and Wisdom blest, / Whose qualities are not to be exprest." For additional comment, see Lawler, Book Auctions in England in the Seventeenth Century, pp. xxxi-xxxiv. We can trace nine other copies of this poem: two at the British Library, and one each at the Bodleian, Harvard, Huntington, Yale, the Grolier Club, and in the private collections of the Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth) and the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres. In fine condition. A contemporary hand has added "7br" [i.e. September] to the imprint, consistent with Luttrell&#39;s "Sept. 1" in the Bodleian copy. In a cloth folding case. &#10087; Foxon B512. .

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        Statuts de l'Ordre du Saint Esprit.

      Paris, (Jean) Anisson, Directeur de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1703. In 4to, 1 c. b., pp. (2) di Avertissment (manca forse il frontespizio e la carta A prima del foglio Aij con cui si inizia l'Avvertissement), 212 contenenti tutti gli articoli, il corpo e l'addizione agli statuti dell'ordine, (6) di Table Generale (segnatura generale A - Ee) testate, finali e capolettera illustrati da finissime incisioni, legatura alle armi reali in marocchino coevo con impressioni in oro: al centro lo stemma alle armi e ai quattro angoli dei piatti la colomba dello Spirito Santo, filettattura con gigli e decori, dorso a cinque nervi con gigli e titolo in oro; contropiatti e fogli di guardia in carta decorata in oro, testo raccolto entro lieve filettatura, ampissimi margini. Il 31 dicembre 1578, in piena guerra di religione, Enrico III fond? l'Ordre du Saint Esprit, il cui scopo era di proteggere il Re di Francia, in quanto persona sacra. Il monarca scelse il nome di Spirito Santo per questo Ordine, riferendosi alla sua data di nascita, alla sua incoronazione sul trono di Polonia e, in seguito, alla sua incoronazione su quello di Francia, tre avvenimenti realizzatesi nel giorno della Pentecoste. Bench? questo Ordine fosse inizialmente riservato ai pi? alti dignitari del regno, il re Enrico IV permise a un numero, seppur ristretto, di monarchi e di grandi signori stranieri di confessione cattolica, di entrarvi. Un tributo specifico chiamato "marco d'oro" fu stabilito per provvedere ai bisogni dell'Ordine, la cui sede si trovava presso il Convento dei Grands Augustins a Parigi. I L'ordine era dotato di personalit? giuridica e la direzione era riservata al re che ne era il Sovrano Gran Maestro (Souverain Grand Ma?tre), mentre l'amministrazione era affidata ai diversi membri che erano suddivisi in diverse classi: cavalieri, commendatori e commendatori ufficiali. L'Ordine godette di piena gloria sotto Luigi XIV e divenne il pi? illustre degli Ordini dell'Ancien R?gime, nonch? il pi? prestigioso ordine cavalleresco fra quelli della monarchia francese. Soppresso nel 1791, durante la Rivoluzione Francese, fu ripristinato nel 1814 da Luigi XVIII, e poi definitivamente abolito da Luigi Filippo I nel 1830. In seguito, il titolo fu tuttavia conferito a diversi pretendenti al trono di Francia. Al momento della sua nascita, l'Ordre du Saint Esprit, godette anche della forte svalutazione in cui si trovava l'Ordine di San Michele (dal 1560, nel contesto turbato delle guerre di religione, il limite dei membri ammissibili venne abbandonato e l'ordine inizi? a integrare numerosi cortigiani, a volte non combattenti, perdendo cos? prestigio) e gli statuti prescrivevano che i suoi cento cavalieri dovevano innanzitutto essere gi? stati membri dell'Ordre de Saint Michel, facendolo cos? retrocedere al secondo posto. I Cavalieri dell'Ordine di Santo Spirito cos? come gi? i Cavalieri dell'Ordine di San Michele, fuorno ®Cavalieri degli Ordini del Re¯, cosicch? gli obblighi dell'ordine furono pienamente orientati alla fedelt? dei cavalieri verso la loro religione e verso la persona del grande maestro, mentre lo statuto non necessariamente venne a contenere principi di assistenza caritativa o di mutuo soccorso, altres? imposti alla maggior parte degli ordini cavallereschi. L'insegna dell'Ordine ? una croce, simile alla croce di Malta, a quattro bracci biforcati, p?omati d'oro, accantonati da un giglio e caricata di una colomba d'argento ad ali spiegate e con la testa rivolta verso il basso. In occasione delle cerimonie, la croce degli ufficiali e dei commendatori ufficiali era appesa a un collare formato da gigli e da differenti motivi dorati. Pi? generalmente, la croce era sospesa a un largo nastro di color cangiante blu cielo, da qui il soprannome di "cordon bleu" ai cavalieri che lo indossavano ad armacollo, dalla spalla destra al fianco sinistro (i commendatori la portavano intorno al collo; i cavalieri e i commendatori ufficiali portavano inoltre una croce dello Spirito Santo ricamata sul petto). Tre edizioni di quest'opera furono edite nel corso del diciottesimo secolo; la nostra costituisce la prima o la seconda (una antecedente del 1701?) fra quelle edite sotto l'antico regime. L'ultima, prima della soppressione fu quella del 1788. Lievi tracce alla legatura con mancanza della pelle al taglio interno (nel punto di giuntura tra i piatti e il dorso), lieve e sporadico foxing ai piatti, ben conservati e ben impressi. Molto buono l'interno, in carta forte e con una ottima impressione di stampa.

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        Of Last Wills and Testaments: A Common-Law Treatise, Containing Several Rules for the Construction of last Wills . . . also of Contingent Remainders, and of Executory Devises . . . Of Perpetuities . . . And of Revocations, Codicils, and Nuncupative Wills

      Only edition of an early work on the English law of wills, seemingly only the second devoted essentially entirely to wills and their construction, including devises, both conditional and executory, and legacies; uncommon, eight copies in ESTC. Contemporary unlettered sheep, very rubbed and scraped, top of spine chipped, some browning and staining, and a bit strained; a usable copy only. Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1703.

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        New Voyages To North-America Containing An Account of the several Nations of that vast Continent; their Customs, Commerce, and Way of Navigation upon the Lakes and Rivers; the several attempts of the English and French to dispossess one another; with the reasons for the Miscarriage of the former; and the various Adventures between the French and Iroquese Confederates of England, from 1683 to 1694. Etc

      H. Benwicke T. Goodwin M. Wotton B. Tooke and S. Manship London: H. Benwicke, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, B. Tooke, and S. Manship, 1703. First English edition. leather_bound. 19th century three quarter brown calf, marbled boards with matching endpapers. 2 vols. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 280, 302 (13) pages [A8,a4,B-S8,T5 and Aa-Tt8,Uu7]. 19 x 12 cm. Twenty-three engraved plates, frontispiece, Vol.II.(not always found according to HOWES), folding maps, and with advert leaf in Vol.I rear. A Dictionary of the Algonkine Language appears in Vol.II. Index. The English edition has an added map of Newfoundland, not in the first French edition published the same year. His work is considered one of the first comprehensive descripions of the western part of the continent. HOWES L25. "Lahontan's narrative, of considerable value when confined to his actual sojournyings in the Lake region, was unfortunately disfigured by his inserting an account of a pretended trip west of the Mississippi, about as convincing as the legends of the sea-serpents." With all HOWES' first issue points -- on pages 280 (Vol.I) and 302 (Vol.II) respectively. LARNED 3642. "It will not serve as a text book nor a historic guide, but is of much value as a clear and fearless picture of Canada, and the Canadians of his day....For spirit and brightness there is nothing in Canadian literature which approaches it, save some othe earlier letters of Lamothe Cadillac." SABIN 38644. A few fold-out maps and plates professionally repaired; some repairs to bottom margins of a few text leaves, moderate foxing to text leaves with plates generally clean, text heads trimmed close, armorial bookplates, raised bands, some breaks in gilt spine lettering. A firm, tight set.

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        Biblia thet är all den Heliga Skrift På Swensko efter Konung Carl then Tolftes Befallning...

      Stockholm, H. Keyser, 1703. (97) + 1-963 (sista opaginerade bladet saknas). Titelplansch och Karl XII:s porträtt (båda skurna och uppfodrade, titelplanschen fläckad), graverad titelsida samt 7 kopparstuckna kartor och planscher (kartan över paradisets belägenhet saknas; planscherna är delvis skurna, 6 något fläckade och marginellt lagade, 2 med bildförluster). Praktband av brunt kalvskinn på träpärmar, bred guldpressad pärmbordure, inom fält av ljusbrunt skinna, pärmarnas mittfält med konungens guldpressade namnchiffer omgivet av blomsterbård och i hörnen förgyllda tre kronor, breda inre denteller, kantförgyllning, rikt guldornerad rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Något nötta spännen och beslag av mässing, något nötta guldornerade slejfar, helt guldsnitt. (Hedbergband). Något nött fodrad halvskinnkartong. 43,5 X 28 cm. Tillskrift på titelbladet, släktanteckningar på baksidan av uppfodrat kopparstucket titelblad. Enstaka fläckar

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