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        Histoire de la conqueste du Mexique, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne. -

      Chez Guillaume Cavelier 1704 -, Paris - 2 tomes. In-12 Tome 1: 412 pp. Tome 2: 379 pp. Reliure d'époque plein veau brun. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Tranches mouchetées. Coins émoussés. Intérieur très propre. Bel ensemble avec de jolies planches. Complet des 14 planches et cartes dont la plupart dépliantes. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate No. 61

      J. F. Bernard 1704-30, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, finely hand colored, published in the famous series ‘Over de Voortteeling en Wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaemsche Insecten’ by Maria Sybilla Merian. Small carefully restaurations in the paper, overall still in good condition.

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        Plate No. 68

      J. F. Bernard 1704-30, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, finely hand colored, published in the famous series ‘Over de Voortteeling en Wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaemsche Insecten’ by Maria Sybilla Merian. In very good to excellent condition.

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        Plate No. 9 [Grenadier] Pl. IX

      Desnos 1704-1771, Paris - Copper engraving, finely hand colored, published in the famous series ‘Over de Voortteeling en Wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaemsche Insecten’ by Maria Sybilla Merian. In excellent condition.

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        VIRIDARIUM ARTIS NOTARIATUS SIVE TABELLIONUM VIRETUM I

      - 1704 Francisci Oliva, Girona Tomus primus. 446 p. + index. 30x21 cm. Enc. pergamino-cartoné. Firma d anterior propietari. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertatio philologica de Lectis, Subjicitur ejusdem de lecticis veterum, Diatribe. Amsterdam, Wolters, 1704.

      12°, geheel leren band uit de tijd, (20)+334+(22) pag. Geillustreerd met titelvignet en 16 gravures, deels uitslaand. Verhandeling over het bed in de oudheid. Opdracht aan Menso Alting.

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        The History of Lapland.

      Newborough., London 1704 - vii, 416, 22pp, small folding map, plates, woodcuts to text. 'Containing a geographical description, and a natural history of that country; with an account of the inhabitants, their original religion, customs, habits, marriages, conjurations, employments etc.' 'to which are added, The Travels of the King of Sweden's Mathematicians into Lapland: The History of Livonia, and the Wars there: Also a Journey into Lapland, Finland &c.' Engraved title page missing, rebacked using most of original leather, new eps (partial only?), some small edge creasing, paper is soft but complete and holding tight. 800g Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abcedario pittorico nel quale compendiosamente sono descritte le patrie, i maestri, ed i tempi ne' quali fiorirono circa quattro mila professori di pittura, di scultura e d'architettura [..].

      per Costantino Pisarri, 1704. In-4° (cm. 23,8), legatura coeva in p. pergamena semirigida con titolo ms. al dorso; pp. 436 in ottimo stato e fresche, ricche di fregi e iniziali in legno, oltre a 1 tavola in antiporta f.t. incisa in rame da Ludovico Mattioli su disegno di Giampietro Zanotti con le armi del dedicatario vescovo d'Arezzo mons. Giovanni Matteo Marchetti; Ex libris d'artista del triestino Alberto Riccoboni al contropiatto. Prima rara edizione del capolavoro dell'Orlandi, bestseller di divulgazione storico-artistica ristampato in molte città italiane per tutto il Settecento. «Molto notevole per il tempo suo» [Schlosser 485]. «La più comoda fonte» di storia dell'arte fatta «con molta cura» [Cicognara 2169]. Superbo esemplare.

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        Jesuitsche streeken, kunsten en arglistigheden, waer mede de societeyt hare nieuwigheden en verfoeyelijke ruymigheden staende houd. Voorgedragen aen sijne Heyligheyd Clemens XI, paus van Romen. Vertaald uit het Latijn door Charitophilus Catholicus. z. pl., 1704.

      Gebonden in geheel leer uit de tijd, (20)+349+(11) pag. C2097."BCNI 16291; Bibliotheca Jansenia Belgica 7098; De Backer/Sommervogel IV pag. 540."

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        De magia liber. Leipzig, I.P. Kraus, 1775.

      Contemporary paper boards, covers and spine worn. Uncut copy of this rare publication. Antonius de Haen (1704-1776) was one of the best pupils of Herman Boerhaave and became a doctor in his place of birth The Hague, where he ran a wellvisited practise. Due to his fame and reputation he was appointed professor in Vienna. He became the personal physician of empress Maria Theresia. Except for his many publications in the field of medicine he wrote two wellknown tracts to fight the superstition of the people: De magia (1774) en De miraculis (1775). In reaction to these publications De Haen's reputation was seriously attacked by his fellow physicians and later biographers. They condemned his supposed defence of magic and superstition. However, that was unjust. Boersma writes that De Haen only attempted to provide generally acceptable rules to unmask fraud in an environment in which the existence of magic was disputable. The present edition of De magia is probably the second, published in Leipzig as the first edition. 8°: *-**8 A-V8 [V8 blank], pag.: XXVIII, [4] 316 [2]. B0037.

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        Compendio Annual anual De Los Sucessos Principales de la europa en el ano 1703 dedicase al ilustrissimo Don francisco aquaviva y aragon

      1704. Rilegato Ottime

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        [dionysius Halicarnassensis] Antiquitatum Romanarum Libri Quotquot Supersunt : Et Quae Exstant Rhetorica Et Critica [ct 2 Vols]

      Oxoniae: E Theatro Sheldoniano, Bennet. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1704. Leather. 0; Greek and Latin. Two large volumes 10 x 15.5", weight 18lbs. Rebacked in smooth matching calf leather spines, 5 ribs, first free endoaoer and title p[age margins sympathetically strengthened. Volumes are sound and contents quite bright and fresh. Comprehensive index in back. Printed in two columns- Greek and Latin. Archaeology and history of Rome. ; 18 .

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        The Storm:

      London: for G. Sawbridge, and sold by J. Nutt,, 1704. or, a Collection of the most Remarkable Casualties and Disasters which happen'd in the late Dreadful Tempest, both by Sea and Land. Octavo (190 x 113 mm). Late 19th-century speckled calf period style by M. M. Holloway of London, decorative gilt spine, red morocco label, red edges, richly gilt turn-ins. Folding letterpress table of ships lost at sea. Attractive gilt armorial book label of William Twopenny (1797-1873), whose fine library was sold at Sotheby's in 1902. 20th-cebtury bookplate of Robert Hayhurst, Lancashire chemist and druggist who had discerning taste in 18th-century books. Joints and lower corners a little rubbed, neat repair to lower corner of S1. A very good copy. First edition. "A landmark text in the development of British journalism and the writing of popular narrative" (Keeble & Wheeler eds., The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter, 2008). The Great Storm of 1703 struck central and southern England in late November and caused widespread destruction. Defoe placed advertisements in the London Gazette and Daily Courant for "all Gentlemen of the clergy, or others" to "transmit as distinct an Account as possible". This call for eyewitnesses was innovative and Defoe's account helped to fix the Great Storm in the popular imagination. "By the standards of the day, Defoe was attempting to provide something like a scientific account of the cause and effects of the storm... He was to collect the accounts he received with scrupulous care in weighing their authenticity, and he gave credit to those who sent him material... [but] Defoe was no cool and distanced observer of the storm. On the evening of 24 November he 'narrowly escaped' (p. 273) being killed or badly injured by the collapse of part of a house near him" (Maximillian E. Novak, Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions, OUP 2003, pp. 220-21).

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        The Storm: or, a Collection of the most Remarkable Casualties and Disasters which happen'd in the late Dreadful Tempest, both by Sea and Land.

      London: for G. Sawbridge, and sold by J. Nutt, 1704 - Octavo (190 x 113 mm). Late 19th-century speckled calf period style by M. M. Holloway of London, decorative gilt spine, red morocco label, red edges, richly gilt turn-ins. Attractive gilt armorial book label of William Twopenny (1797-1873), whose fine library was sold at Sotheby's in 1902. 20th-cebtury bookplate of Robert Hayhurst, Lancashire chemist and druggist who had discerning taste in 18th-century books. Joints and lower corners a little rubbed, neat repair to lower corner of S1. A very good copy. Folding letterpress table of ships lost at sea. First edition. "A landmark text in the development of British journalism and the writing of popular narrative" (Keeble & Wheeler eds., The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter, 2008). The Great Storm of 1703 struck central and southern England in late November and caused widespread destruction. Defoe placed advertisements in the London Gazette and Daily Courant for "all Gentlemen of the clergy, or others" to "transmit as distinct an Account as possible". This call for eyewitnesses was innovative and Defoe's account helped to fix the Great Storm in the popular imagination. "By the standards of the day, Defoe was attempting to provide something like a scientific account of the cause and effects of the storm. He was to collect the accounts he received with scrupulous care in weighing their authenticity, and he gave credit to those who sent him material. [but] Defoe was no cool and distanced observer of the storm. On the evening of 24 November he 'narrowly escaped' (p. 273) being killed or badly injured by the collapse of part of a house near him" (Maximillian E. Novak, Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions, OUP 2003, pp. 220-21). Moore 81; not in Rothschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TYBUR vulgo TIVOLI. dans l'Etat de l'Eglise

      Amsterdam. 1704-5 - Size: 510 x 410 mm. Good wide margins. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. A large and truly magnificent view of the town of Tivoli, viewed from across a gorge. Tivoli, near Rome was the site of Hadrian's famous villa, the ruins of which still stand today.

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        Acta Secularis Sacri ACADEMIAE Vitembergensis, Anno 1702, XV. Kal. Novemb. Auspicio Potentissimi Principis, Friderici Augusti, Sarmatiae, et Saxoniae Electoris, solenni festoque ritu celebrati Auctoritate publica in lucem emissa.

      Bok. Christian Theophil Ludovici, Vitembergae Saxonum 1704. Folio. Contemp full leather. 187 pp. In German and Latin. Gilt spine with raised bind. Only lightly worn covers, else fine. Uncommon.

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        Venetia

      Amsterdam 1704 - Incisione in rame, mm 455x1000. Tratta da ìNouveau Theatre díItalieî. Bellissima veduta generale della ciit? colta nella tradizionale vista da sud inaugurata da De Barbari. Mortier, editore attivo ad Amsterdam ad inizio XVIII secolo, ristampÚ il ìTheatrum CivitatumÖItaliaeî di Blaeu, pubblicato originariamente nel 1663 aggiungendovi un quarto volume, relativo a nord Italia e Toscana. Ottimo esemplare marginoso rappresentante la pianta della citt? in elevazione prospettica. Consueta pieghe editoriali verticali ed un professionale restauro a due di esse. vedutistica.

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        Relacion, e Ynforme de la causa, y Proceso formado contra el P. Maestro Fr. Froylan Diaz, de la orden de Predicadores

      An exceptional manuscript containing the trial of Froylan Diaz, processed by the Inquisition under charges of conducting exorcisms to Charles II of Spain, who was theoretically bewitched; here accompanied by the printed edition of the trial. Froylan Diaz de Llanos was a Spanish Dominican Priest and academic of the University of Alcala de Henares, and one of the most controversial clergymen in Spanish history; confessor to Charles II, he was charged by the Inquisition for having conducted exorcisms destined to free the King (known as "El Hechizado") for the spells that allegedly were upon him. Diaz, shortly after being appointed confessor to Charles II, became convinced that the fragile health of the King was due to a spell, and thus decided to remedy the situation by conducting exorcisms under the supervision of General Inquisidor Juan Tomas de Rocaberti, and following advice of Antonio Alvarez Arguelles, who at the time was carrying out exorcisms on three also possessed nuns. What happened next is still disputed, Diaz and Rocaberti questioned the demons living inside the King, who replied that it was in fact the spell that was causing problems, and that it had been inflicted by high personalities of the Court, including the Queen, and the Valido Manuel Alvarez de Toledo-Portugal. The Queen, evidently irritated by Diaz´ "findings", asked for his removal, and Charles II himself sent him to the Dioceses of Avila. Diaz however was stopped from taking on his appointment, due to Baltasar Mendoza´s obstacles -successor to Rocaberti following his death. Diaz was detained, however found not guilty, and set free; Mendoza decided to carry on in his goal to put Diaz through trial, who had travelled to Rome by then, fleeing from Spain. In Italy he was arrested and brought back to Cartagena, where a new trial headed by the Inquisition again absolved him. Mendoza still wouldn´t have it, and had him imprisoned anyway. After the War of Succession in the early 18th century, Philip V, first Borbon King of Spain, released Diaz, who was reinstated at the Council of the Inquisition. The trial was one of the most followed judicial processes in Spain, and several publications were made after it; this manuscript is sold with the: Proceso Criminal fulminado contra el R.mo P.M. Fray Froylan Diaz de la Sagrada Religicion de Predicadores, confessor del Rey N.S.D. Carlos III (Madrid, 1788, printed by Blas Roman); and Criticos documentos, que sirven como de segunda parte al Proceso Criminal que se fulmino... (1788, Madrid, printed by Antonio Espinosa). "The case ends with his eventual acquittal, restitution to his former position, and the reparation of his lost salary. Of particular interest are the details of Díaz's involvement in efforts to glean insight into the seemingly bewitched' nature of the physically and mentally impaired king, Charles II, by conducting clairvoyance rituals with individuals supposedly possessed by demons." (University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Ms. Codex 1362).

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        Emblemata Selectiora. Typis elegantissimis expressa, nec non Sententiis, Carminibus, Historiis ac Proverbiis, ex Scriptoribus cum sacris tum profanis, antiquis & recentioribus, illustrata

      Amstelædami [Amsterdam]: Apud Franciscum vander Plaats, 1704. 4to, (iv), 76 pp. Title vignette and 38 plates, some occasional marks and staining, mostly marginal and to early and late leaves only, 19th century Dutch binder's label to the rear paste down. 19th century half tree calf, marbled sides, gilt spine with a red label, recent subtle repair to the spine ends. A lovely example of this Dutch Emblem book, using plates that had previously appeared in a Leiden printing, "Elegantissimorum Emblematum" in 1696.

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        The answer of the merchants-petitioners, and trustees for the factory at Legorn, to the account of damages, laid to the charge of the Great Duke of Toscany, by Sir Alexander Rigby, Mr. Will. Shepard, and Mr. Will. Plowman: together with their reply, and the Merchants-Petitioners second answer thereto. As also divers original papers and proofs; deliver'd in writing to Sir John Cooke, Judge Advocate, and John Pollexfen, Esq; the delegates appointed by Her Majesty's special command, to hear what the petitioners had to say; and to make their report thereupon. with several other matters and papers since come to hand from Legorn.

      London: printed in the year MDCCIV 1704 - folio, (12) + xv + (1) + 159 + (1)pp., including the additional title page: An humble apology to the Queen, on behalf of the merchants-petitioners .>, bound in contemporary patterned pink boards with an overall design of foliage and flowers with animals, birds and hunters, spine very worn, all edges gilt. A fine, crisp, copy. First edition. This seems to be a complex case of malpractice and commercial double-dealing in the important English business community at Leghorn (now Livorno) in Tuscany. The case evidently involved John Pollexfen (1636-1715), the rich English merchant and political economist who was an original member of the Board of Trade (from 1696-1707), and the lawyer Sir John Cooke (1666-1710), the Advocate-General. The other players were Sir Alexander Rigby, whose trading company, Sir Alexander Rigby & Co, had been established at Leghorn in 1690, but who by 1716 was declared a bankrupt having been imprisoned for debt. The Grand Duke of Tuscany was Cosimo III de Medici (1642-1723). Among the clutch of related papers, including petitions, statements of case, letters, affidavits and so forth, stand out John Pollexfen's judgments included here in the papers. They consider the legal complexities of such matters as joint copartnerships, breaches of promise, consequential damages, loss of business, civil and commercial rights, contractual obligations and international law. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A True and Faithful Account of the Religion and Manners of the Mohammetans. In which is a particular Relation of their Pilgrimage to Mecca , the place of Mahommet's birth; and a description of Medina and of his tomb there. . .

      Exeter: Printed by S. Farley, for Philip Bishop and Edward Score, 1704. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (184 x 110 mm). [16], 183 [i.e. 184] pp. Signatures: A-M8 N4. Title within double-line border, pages 182-184 misnumbered 181-183, a few mispaginations elsewhere. Bound in contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and recent gilt lettering piece in 1st compartment (extremities slightly rubbed, light chipping at head of spine, corners bumped), red-dyed edges. Text generally quite clean and crisp, rust-spot to blank margin of leaf I8, paper flaw to lower corner of leaf E1. Provenance: C. Harward (signature to free-endpaper dated [17]59); Bath Library (unobtrusive blindstamp to title and a few leaves elsewhere). A fine, wide-margined copy in original binding. ----RARE FIRST EDITION of the first authentic record by an Englishman of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Pitts was forced into captivity as a slave at Algiers in 1679 when the merchantman in which he was sailing was captured by an Algerian pirate ship. In 1680, after torture led him to make a declaration of his conversion to Islam, he accompanied his master on the pilgrimage to Mecca via Cairo - of which he gives a very graphic account - Suez and Jeddah. After fifteen years captivity he succeeded in escaping but on his first night back in England was impressed for the navy, from which with difficulty he obtained his release. Pitts gives a brief but sensible and consistent account of what he saw during his pilgrimage. His narrative was the first and most detailed description of the religion of Islam and the manners of Muslims written by a European during the seventeenth century. Very Good.

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        Museum Museorum, Oder Vollständige Schau Bühne aller Materialien und Specereyen [. . .] Aus andern Material- Kunst- und Naturalien-Kammern, Oost- und West-Indischen Reiss-Beschreibungen [. . .] also verfasset.

      Zunner, Frankfurt am Main 1704 - 3 Parts and 4 Supplements in 1 volume (all published). Frankfurt am Main: Zunner, 1704-1714. Folio (374 x 235 mm). [28], 520; [4], 76; [4], 119 [1], [12] pp.; [24], 196; 116 pp.; [8], 228 [i.e. 236], [12] pp. With half titles and 2 additional engraved title-pages, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 98 engraved plates (including 3 folding and 31 double page), several copper engravings and a few (1 full size) woodcuts within text. Plates 37 and 38 printed on a single double-page sheet. Contemporary German pigskin over wooden boards with two intact, elaborate brass catches and clasps (little wear and soiling to boards and spine, corners somewhat scuffed). Internally somewhat browned (few text leaves and most plates stronger), some scattered brown spotting, first leaves somewhat frayed at fore-margin, creasing to few pages, engraved title to vol. II with repaired tear at upper corner (little loss of image), letterpress title of vol. II trimmed close affecting two letters at fore-margin, closed tear to plate II without loss, a few closed tears with old repairs elsewhere, mispaginations corrected in pencil. Provenance: Erich Walthert (bookplate to front pastedown). ---- Nissen BBI 2035 u. ZBI 4217; Pritzel 9663; Ferguson II, 493ff.; Sabin 98357; Alden-Landis 704, Cole 1258. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF ALL PARTS. One of the great illustrated works of the baroque era. VALENTINI'S "MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS" IS ONE THE GREAT ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF THE BAROQUE ERA, AN INEXHAUSTIBLE REPERTORIUM OF ALL "FOREIGN" PRODUCTS OF THE LATE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY, REFERENCING ALL KNOWN CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES: the first part illustrates plants (including American specimens), flowers, herbs, trees, many of which were used in medicine. There are sections on tobacco, coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, cotton, silk, minerals, metals, and animal husbandry; the second part treats geological specimens, jewels, fossils, coins, shells, tropical plants, monsters, unicorns and other mythological creatures; the third part is dedicated to natural history and physics, with descriptions of Boyle's Air Pump; acoustic and optical apparatuses; Lana's Airship (with suggestions for other aeronautical machines); a chapter on the Divining-Rod; the lodestone; the threshing machine, etc. There are two appendices, one of which features a list of 159 museums (called "Kunst- und Naturalien-Kammern"), including those in America and Asia.- Visit our website for more information and additional images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Voyages and Travels Some Now First Printed from Original Manuscripts Others Translated Out of Foreign Languages, and Now First Published in English ( Volume 1 )

      London: Printed for Awnsham & John Churchill, 1704. Volume 1 of a 4 volume work. Book measures 13 x 8 1/2 inches.Collation, c,[4], 813, [12], pages, 4 full pages plates, 4 half page, 7 text illustrations.Bound in full period calf. Calf rubbed, worn, top boards detached. Internally, small section of worming to margin on about 100 pages. Pages and plates in good clean condition.A very nice early collection of Voyages.. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Lexicon technicum: Or, an universal English dictionary of arts and sciences 2 vols , 1704-10

      London: Dan Brown, Tim. Goodwin, John Walthoe [etc.], 1704 -1710. Harris, John (1666?-1719). Lexicon technicum: Or, an universal English dictionary of arts and sciences: Explaining not only the terms of art, but the arts themselves. 2 vols., folio. Unpaginated; collation available on request. Engraved portrait frontispiece by G. White after R. White in Vol. I, 14 engraved plates, text woodcuts. London: Dan Brown, Tim. Goodwin, John Walthoe [etc.], 1704-1710. 320 x 205 mm. Paneled calf ca. 1704-10, rebacked, endpapers renewed. A few plates toned, but a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of John Manley, Esq. in Vol. II.First Edition of the first English dictionary of arts and sciences, and the earliest modern encyclopedia of science. Harris was the first to make the distinction between "word-books" (dictionaries) and "subject-books (encyclopedias), and his Lexicon Technicum is the first English encyclopedia to be arranged in alphabetical order, as opposed to systematic order in the tradition of the medieval encyclopedist, Isidore of Seville. A clergyman educated at Oxford, Harris took an early interest in science, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1696. As a result, he had access to many of the greatest scientific minds in England, and the Lexicon technicum may be the first example of an encyclopedist relying directly on the consultation and help of experts or specialists, such as John Ray and Isaac Newton. In particular Harris relied heavily on the writings of Isaac Newton as a source, quoting lengthy excerpts from them under such headings as "Attraction," "Colour," "Fluxions," "Gravity," "Light," and "Motion." The introduction to Vol. II contains the first printing (in Latin and English) of Newton's "De natura acidorum," his only published work on chemistry; and the articles "Quadrature" and "Curves" give the first English translations of the "Two treatises" from Newton's Opticks. The first edition of volume 2 was published together with the second edition of volume 1. Therefore sets of the first edition of both volumes of Lexicon Technicum are rare on the market. Babson Supplement, p. 55. Collison, p. 99. Horblit , One Hundred Books Famous in Science 25a. Norman 992. Printing and the Mind of Man 171a. Wallis 383.5-383.501.

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        Lexicon Technicum or, An Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Explaining not only The Terms of Art, but the Arts Themselves

      London Printed for Dan. Browne, 1704-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1st edition. Complete Volume I. Volume II issued later in 1710. Folio. Bound in later 3/4 cloth binding. Marbled boards. Gilt to black leather spine labels. 6 raised bands. Solid binding. Wear to extremities. Soiling to spine. Numerous diagrams and illustrations throughout. Library number to spine and stamp to FEP only. Scattered foxing. Tanning to plates and selected pages. Tears to folding plate of Iohn Marshall's Double Microscope, repaired with 3 small pieces of transparent white binding tape. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Harris. The first scientific and technical encyclopedia. Newton was a contributor. An important work of 18th century scientific reference. References: Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 04039. Horblit 25a; Babson Newton Sup p 54, Norman 992; PMM 171a. Watt - 1st Ed of Dictionary of Arts & Sciences.

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        Itinerarium Athei ad Veritatis viam deducti; in quo Atheizantium objectae nebulae lucidissimo veritatis Sole disperguntur. Opusculum non minus curiosum, quàm fructuosum, argumentis tam sacris, quàm profanis, & à natur lumine petitis stabilitum. In gratiam Erroneorum spirituum : quorum Principium, Oblivio Dei: Medium vita scelerata: Finis Gehenna

      Vienna: Kürner, 1704. Second (?) edition (first published in Vienna, 1676). Frontispiece and 7 engraved emblematic plates by Franz-Ambros (or Christoph) Dietel. [20], 240 pp. Text in Latin. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, worn, small vertical tear at top of spine, but binding sound, first plate with small chip at outer edge (not affecting image), three small wormholes through first two leaves (reduced to one small hole through the next few), generally quite clean and crisp internally, with only occasional minor spotting. Second (?) edition (first published in Vienna, 1676). Frontispiece and 7 engraved emblematic plates by Franz-Ambros (or Christoph) Dietel. [20], 240 pp. Text in Latin. 1 vols. 12mo. Rare Austrian Emblem Book: None in America. An extremely rare and curious emblem book, with the text in the form of seven dialogues between Vir Politicus and Theologicus by the Hungarian Jesuit theologian Johann Raicsani (or Janos Rajcsanyi). The dialogues concern (1) The Existence of God; (2) Divine Providence; (3) Fate; (4) Predestination and Divine Prescience; (5) Immortality of the Soul; (6) On Gehenna; and (7) Resurrection of the Dead. Along with a frontispiece, each dialogue is preceded by an emblematic engraving by the Viennese artist/engraver Franz-Ambros Dietel (d. 1737?). They are extraordinary, and frequently visionary, pictorial representations of the substance of each of the dialogues. The frontispiece is signed "A. Dietel fecit" and others simply "D." Dietel and his brother Christoph, sons of Stephan Dietel, were engravers residing in Vienna during the early 18th-century. The plates depart from the usual format of the emblem book in that there is no motto; but the symbolic content of the images, each with an accompanying verse from the Vulgate, places it squarely in the tradition. Evidently Raicsani's text was first published in Vienna in 1676; this appears to be the second Vienna edition (possibly preceded by a 1700 edition printed in Passau - the date is uncertain); and reprints appear as late as 1757. It is not at all clear whether the Dietel plates appeared in the 1686 edition. As Franz-Ambros' birth is frequently given as 1682, it may be that the father contributed to the first edition, and the brothers to the 1704 edition. The fact is, all editions are rare: we can locate no copy of any edition in the united states; only one copy (the Passau edition, at Oxford) in the British Isles; and only two copies anywhere (Bavaria State Library and Austrian National Library) of this 1704 edition. OCLC (no copies of the 1704 edition)

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        Conformite des Coutumes des Indians Orientaux

      1704. First Edition . (INDIA) CRÉQUINIÈRE, M. De La. Conformité des Coutumes des Indiens Orientaux, Avec celles des Juifs & des autres Peoples de l’Antiquité. Brusselles: George de Backer, 1704. 16mo (4 by 6-1/4 inches), contemporary half crushed red morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. $2200.Second edition, issued one year after the virtually unobtainable first edition, of Créquinière’s important early work proposing cultural similarities between early East Indian and Jewish cultures, illustrated with 12 spendid engraved plates after Jacobus Harrewyn depicting dramatic battle scenes and religious rituals, handsomely bound in crushed red morocco by Selz-Niedree.In Conformité des Coutumes des Indiens Orientaux (Uniformity of the Customs of Oriental Indians and those of Jews and other Ancient Peoples), French religious scholar Le Sieur de la Créquinière sought to trace “similarities between modern Indians and ancient Jews…. attempting to fortify the historicity of the Old Testament by enlisting Indians as surrogates for ancient Jews (Sutcliffe, Judaism and Enlightenment, 74). De la Créquiniere, who spent a number of years in India, proposes early Hebrew and East Indian civilizations share major religious origins. To key modern scholars, Conformité “is an important work in the genesis of historical ethnology…. As the title implies, the focus is mostly on the comparison between the East Indians and the Jews, but a number of references to the ancient Romans are also made…. As Joel Reed rightly argues…. It serves both to highlight ‘the presence of transcultural religious concepts and practices,’ but also to diminish ‘the relative importance of any particular religion” (Lurbe, 18th-Century Ireland Society 14:133). The same publisher’s 1703 first edition is very rarely found. Precedes the 1705 first edition in English. With engraved ornamental initials, head- and tailpieces. Containing 12 engraved plates after Jacobus Harrewyn, depicting religious and cultural practices, including images of funeral rites, snake charmers and a battle scene with elephants and camels. Leaf of publisher’s ad at rear. Text in French. Querard IV, 372. Cioranescu 35431. Text and plates fresh with only light scattered foxing, mild edge-wear to boards. A lovely near-fine copy.

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        Mercure Galant

      Paris: Michel Brunet, 1704 Dedie a Monsieur Le Dauphin, Septembre, 1704. 452- (IV) pp. Fine full calf, spine in compartments with "Fleurs De Lis" decoration. filet lines and the date. On front and back cover the gilded, Fleurs de Lis stamped Coat of Arms of Louis, Le Grand Dauphin, the son of Louis XIV. Some imperfections at corners , slightly soiled in places/ (ink) stains. A fine binding with a sought after coat of arms "Supra Libros" See; Guigard;pp. 26.

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        Les plans et les statuts, des différents établissements ordonnés par sa Majésté Impériale Catherine II. pour l'education de la jeunesse, et l'utilité générale de son Empire.Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1775. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 2 engraved allegorical frontispieces, engraved allegorical plate, 3 large folding engraved plans, 4 folding tables, and 64 large engraved head-pieces, tail-pieces and allegorical engravings in text, including the coat of arms, medal and seal of Catherine the Great of Russia. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gold-tooled spine.

      - Cioranecu 38333; V. Gestel-Van het Schip 14; Mortier & Mat, Diderot et son temps 196 note; STCN (4 copies). First edition in French of a collection of texts concerning education by the Russian school reformer Ivan Ivanovitch Betzky (1704-1795), several commissioned by Catherine the Great, who was rumoured to be his biological daughter. The publication was translated from the Russian by Leclerc and edited by the famous French encyclopaedist Diderot during a stay in The Hague.Betzky served as advisor on education to Catherine the Great, who followed his Enlightenment-inspired ideas. One of his most successful achievements was the foundation of the Smolny Institute, the first female educational institution in Russia and one of the first in Europe, which would become a training ground for Rousseau's ideas on education.Reddish brown stains on half-title, frontispiece and title-page and a water stain in the last few leaves. Good copy. Binding rebacked and with a few other restorations, but still in good condition.

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        Carte Nouvelle du Duchè de Mantoue

      Amsterdam 1704 - Per la prima volta inclusa nella ristampa del Theatrum di Johannes Blaeu, edita nel 1704 da Pierre Mortier, è tratta dall' Atlas Nouveau pubblicato circa nel 1708 e successivamente ristampato. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, margini, leggere pieghe di carta, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Carta geografica del mantovano e del Ducato di Mirandola. La carta deriva da Nicolas Sanson. Published for the firts time in the re-issue of Blaeu's Theatrum, printed in 1704 by Pierre Mortier, this example is taken from the Atlas Nouveau published around 1708 and afterwards re-issued. Copperplate, contemporary outline colour, margins, light paper folds, in general in good condition. Geographic map of the territory of Mantua and the duchy of Mirandola. The map derives from Nicolas Sanson. Tooley p. 450, Cremonini scheda 54, 33; D. Ferrari, "Mantova nelle stampe", 333 Dimensioni 580 515mm

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        The Life and Memorable Actions of King William III

      Printed by W. and J. Wilde, for H. Rhodes, London 1704 - 24mo (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). [4], 178, [6]pp (Publisher's advertisement). Modern 3/4 blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. Manuscript note on fly leaf: a premium awarded to Miss Eliza Dudley for her studiousness and good behaviour in School by the Sabbath School Society, Brighton, Dec. 16th, 1827. Engraved frontispiece by Frederick Hendrik van Hove. Published two years after the king's death, "The Life and Memorable Actions of King William III" is a panegyric biography of William III (1650 -1702), sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672, and King of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death. A Protestant, William participated in several wars against the powerful Catholic king of France, Louis XIV, in coalition with Protestant and Catholic powers in Europe. Many Protestants heralded him as a champion of their faith. In 1685, his Catholic father-in-law, James, Duke of York, became king of England, Ireland and Scotland. James's reign was unpopular with the Protestant majority in Britain. William, supported by a group of influential British political and religious leaders, invaded England in what became known as the "Glorious Revolution."Manuscript note on fly leaf age-toned and partly water-stained at lower margin. Lower corner of frontispiece slightly chipped (not affecting text or image). Minor and sporadic age-toning throughout. The last two leaves of the publisher's advertisement age-toned and slightly brittled along edges. Binding in very good, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Museum Museorum, Oder Vollständige Schau Bühne aller Materialien und Specereyen [. . .] Aus andern Material- Kunst- und Naturalien-Kammern, Oost- und West-Indischen Reiss-Beschreibungen [. . .] also verfasset.

      Frankfurt am Main: Zunner, 1704. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 3 Parts and 4 Supplements in 1 volume (all published). Frankfurt am Main: Zunner, 1704-1714. Folio (374 x 235 mm). [26], 520 pp., [4], 76 pp., [4], 119 [1], [12] pp.; [11], 196 pp.; 116 pp.; [8], 228 [recte 236], [12] pp. With half titles and 2 additional engraved title-pages, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 94 engraved plates (including 3 folding and 30 double page), 284 copper engravings and a few (1 full size) woodcuts within text. Including one plate in part I not mentioned by Nissen. Contemporary German pigskin over wooden boards with two intact, elaborate brass catches and clasps (little wear and soiling to boards and spine, corners somewhat scuffed). Internally somewhat browned (few leaves stronger), some scattered brown spotting, first leaves somewhat creased at fore margin, engraved title to vol. II with repaired tear at upper corner (little loss of image). ----Nissen BBI 2035 u. ZBI 4217; Pritzel 9663; Ferguson II, 493ff.; Sabin 98357; Alden-Landis 704, Cole 1258. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF ALL PARTS. One of the great illustrated works of the baroque era. VALENTINI'S "MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS" IS ONE THE GREAT ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF THE BAROQUE ERA, AN INEXHAUSTIBLE REPERTORIUM OF ALL "FOREIGN" PRODUCTS OF THE LATE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY, REFERENCING ALL KNOWN CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES: the first part illustrates plants (including American specimens), flowers, herbs, trees, many of which were used in medicine. There are sections on tobacco, coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, cotton, silk, minerals, metals, and animal husbandry; the second part treats geological specimens, jewels, fossils, coins, shells, tropical plants, monsters, unicorns and other mythological creatures; the third part is dedicated to natural history and physics, with descriptions of Boyle's Air Pump; acoustic and optical apparatuses; Lana's Airship (with suggestions for other aeronautical machines); a chapter on the Divining-Rod; the lodestone; the threshing machine, etc. There are two appendices, one of which features a list of 159 museums (called "Kunst- und Naturalien-Kammern"), including those in America and Asia. Very Good.

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        Das Neu=Eröffnete Berg=Werck, Mit allen Deroselben hauptsächlichsten Wercken und zubehörigen Theilen, so wohl in einer kurtzen Beschreibung als dazu nöhtigen Kuppfern, Samt einer accuraten Vorstellung sämtlicher Berg=beamten und deren Fonctionen. Nebst einer Entwurff aller bekannten Berg=Wercke in Europa und andern Welt=Theilen...berg=register der Bergmännischen Redens=Arten...Von. I.M. P. a. W.

      Hamburg, Benjamin Schillern, 1704. Small 8vo. Nice recent full vellum in old style. (2),240,(10) pp. and 5 folded engraved plates. A good clean copy. First edition. Marperger, the "founder of modern German business literature", treats in this work all aspects of the mining industry; he describes the laying out of mines, their constructions, equipments, security etc. together with information of separate mines all over the world, their production and what kinds of deposits they exploit. The last section of the book (pp.127-240) gives an importent dictionary of technical mining-words.

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        Expeditions Alexandria Libri Septem et Historia Indica

      Pieter Vander Aa 1704 - [10], 376, [6] pp. Engraved portrait of Jacobus Gronovius (editor). Woodcut device on title. Title printed in red and black. Parallel text in Greek and Latin. (folio) 31.3x20.3 cm (12¼x8"), early vellum, spine lettered by hand. The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian, considered the best source on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morals.

      London: Tho[mas] Braddyll,, 1704. Translated from the Greek by several hands. The fourth edition corrected and amended. 5 volumes, octavo (190 × 112 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands within blind rules to spines, second compartments lettered in gilt, blind frames to sides, edges sprinkled red and blue. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to the front pastedown. Tips lightly bumped and rubbed, contemporary manuscript shelfmarks inked to endpapers, vol. 1 sig. 2G browned, a few other trivial spots or blemishes. An excellent set, very well preserved indeed. A very handsome set in an unsophisticated contemporary binding. The "several hands" involved in the translation are listed in the contents to each volume; the dedicatory epistles, each addressed to a different bishop, are in order signed by Matthew Morgan, George Tullie, Charles Barcroft, Robert Midgley, and Samuel White. This edition was first published between 1684 and 1690, in five volumes. On original publication Morgan's volume "was the focus of some controversy. In the epistle dedicatory addressed to the archbishop of Canterbury, Morgan expressed the unorthodox hope that philosophers such as Plutarch might enjoy the same state of bliss as Christians in the afterlife. And in the preface a reference to 'Ashmole's rarities' and the 'insect-cabal' who cared for them displeased Robert Plot, who carried his complaint to John Lloyd, the vice-chancellor (Ath. Oxon., 711). Morgan was threatened with expulsion, but he disowned his work, the responsibility for which was assumed by John Gellibrand, the bookseller" (ODNB).

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        Carte Nouvelle de l’Isle et Royaume de Sardagne

      Amsterdam 1704 - Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, margini, leggere pieghe di carta, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Carta geografica dell’isola, con la parte meridionale della Corsica. La carta deriva da Nicolas Sanson. Tooley p. 450; Cremonini scheda 54, 237. Dimensioni 605 500mm

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        Comentario istorico-erudito all'inscrizione eretta nel Almo studio di Ferrara l'anno MDCCIV. In memoria del famoso Antonio Musa Brasavoli ferrarese già vivente nel secolo XVI Composto da Girolamo Baruffaldi ferrarese all'eminentissimo, e reverendissimo sig. card. Giuseppe Sacripante [...].

      1704. In Ferrara, per Bernardino Pomatelli impres. epis., 1704, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena, pp. [16], 264. Con ritratto calcografico di Antonio Musa Brasavoli in antiporta (compreso nella fascicolazione, firmato in lastra: Franc. M.a a S.M.S. P. inven. et delin. B. Fariat sculp.), 2 tavv. f.t. (un albero genealogico tipografico più volte ripiegato e una raffigurazione del beato Donato Brasavoli incisa in rame e ripiegata, firmata in lastra: Gio Batta Gaullis delin, Bened. Fariat sculp.), e alcuni stemmi in xilografia n.t. Ottimo esemplare. Nella descrizione in ICCU manca la tavola calcografica del beato.

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        The Turkish History, comprehending The Origin of that Nation, and the Growth of the Othoman Empire, with the Lives and Conquests of thir Several Kings and Emperors. Written by Mr. Knolls, continued by Sir Paul Rycaut to the Peace of Carlowitz in the Year 1699 and abridg'd by Mr. Savage. Revised and Approved by the late Sir Paul Rycaut, and adorn'd with Nine and Twenty Copper Plates of the Effigies of the Several Princes, &c. The Second Edition carefully Corrected, Improv'd and brought down to the Present Year 1704. With and Addition of the Life of Mahomet, by the same Author.

      London: Isaac Cleave, Abel Roper, A. Bosvile, and Ric. Basset, 1704 - 2 volumes, octavo (193 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, tan morocco labels, low bands framed by double fillets in gilt, similar panels to boards, edges sprinkled red. Slightly rubbed, front joints cracked but holding, slight chipping at the heads of the spines, tan-burn to the front pastedowns, light browning throughout and occasional marginal soiling, but overall a very good set. Portrait frontispiece of Paul Rycaut to volume I, that of John Savage to volume II, 24 other portraits. First published in the present form in 1687. A pretty copy of this attractive and uncommon abridgement of this classic, Knolles's "the greatest of English works of the Renaissance dealing with Turkey" (Chew, p. 111) and Rycaut's work a "fitting adjunct to Knolles's great work in a publication that brings together the two men most associated in the English literary world with Turkey" (Blackmer).

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