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        ARITMÉTICA (1707)

      Barcelona 1707 - Materia: Libro de principios del siglo XVIII sobre aritmética. Edición aora nuevamente corregida y añadidas por el mismo Autor muchas cosas. Con otros dos libros, y una tabla muy copiosa de las cosas mas notables de todo lo que en este libro se contiene. Descripción: 8º mayor (20 cm). 8 h. 380 p. Encuadernación pergamino de época. Estado de conservación: Buen estado, revisado completo. Encuadernación algo arrugada y papel ligeramente oscurecido. Notas: Los Diálogos de aritmética práctica y especulativa, Salamanca, 1562 constituyen un tratado de álgebra muy popular que llegó a conocer treinta reimpresiones hasta época de Carlos III y fue elogiado por el matemático Simon Stevin. Traducido a varias lenguas, el libro noveno es, además, una defensa de la diginidad y utilidad de las matemáticas y puede leerse con independencia de los otros, constituyendo la primera colección de Matemática Recreativa, o amenidades matemáticas que se publica en castellano. Sobre el autor: Juan Pérez de Moya (Santisteban del Puerto, Jaén, 1513 - Granada, 1597), matemático, mitógrafo y escritor español. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Virginie

      Chez Thomas Lombrail, Amsterdam 1707 - 12mo; [4], 432, [16]pp, plus 14 finely executed plates (based on the engravings from the first part of Theodor De Bry's Grand Voyages) and a folding table. Engraved title page, with the coat of arms of Virginia, precedes the printed title page. Translated from the English ("The history and present state of Virginia, in four parts," first published in 1705). Contemporary full calf, the spine, in six compartments, very richly gilt with a red morocco label lettered in gilt. A very handsome, well-preserved copy Sabin 5116. Howe B-410. OCLC no. 5828565. First French Edition (with a new title page) of the first history of the Virginia colony "penned by a native and the best contemporary account of its aboriginal tribes and the life of its early settlers." (Howes) Sabin calls Beverley the "best authority," affording the "most vivid, comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining picture of Virginia at the date of his writing" and quotes Pinkerton: "A work of considerable merit." Beverley's History, one of the most outspoken books of Americanism before the War of Independence, satirized the ‘Rapacious and Arbitrary’ English governors and objected to the ‘heavy Impositions’ put upon the American colonies by the English, while celebrating Virginia's history and laws, featuring stories of early Virginia—including the Lost Colony and Pocahontas saving Captain John Smith—which became standard features of American history. Even so, large parts of the History derived from existing sources, though Beverley often gave even the borrowed material his own interpretation. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Litotomia ovvero del cavar la pietra.

      . Florence, Guiseppe Manni, 1707, Folio, 24, 110, (2) pp., Titelvignette und 16 ganzseitige Kupferstich-Tafeln in einem Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Ein breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar.. *Rare First Edition of an early but authoritative book on Lithotomy, the surgery to remove the stone. It is excellently illustrated, the plates showing the actual operations as well as the urological instruments. Tommaso Alghisi (1669-1730) was an Italian surgeon, famous in his time for successfull cures of the stone and in this mayor work he was probably the first to use an indwelling urethral catheter to drain urine away from the wound. The inclined position of the patient which head raised during the operation , illustrated in plate XVI, was widely used on his authority. - **Sehr seltene Erstausgabe eines der besten, frühen Werke zur Lithotomie, exzellent gedruckt, mit schönen instruktiven Tafeln. Thomasso Alghisi (1669-1730) aus Florenz war der Sohn eines bekannten Professors der Chirurgie. Ausgebildet unter seinem Vater am Hospital di Santa Maria Nuova, betrieb er anatomische Studien unter dem berühmten Lorenzo Bellini und widmete sich vorzugsweise dem Steinschnitt. Die Behandlung des Papstes Clemens XI trug zur Erhöhung seines Rufes bei. Im vorliegenden Werk verwirft Alghisi den hohen Steinschnitt und gibt der Methode des Giov. de Romani mit dem so genannten großen Apparat (Methode des Steinschnitts über die Schamfuge) den Vorzug. Das Buch gehört zu den klassischen Werken der Urologie und ist in der Originalausgabe, noch dazu in einem so exzellenten Exemplar, nur selten im Handel zu finden. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen anatomische Darstellungen, Instrumente und Operationsvorrichtungen sowie Operationsszenen. - Murphy, Hist. of urology, 100; Pavasini, L'Urologia in Italia, 41; Wellcome, Medical Library, II 30; Bibliotheca Walleriana, 350; Hirsch-Hübotter, I, 87; Heirs of Hippocrates 479 (1708 edition); Blake p.10; Keifer Catalogue 12; Garrison & Morton No.4279.1; Kiefer Cat. 12.

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        Mappe Monde

      Amsterdam 1707 - Size : 150x205 (mm), 5.875x8.125 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very Good, left and right margins shaved closely.

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        Litotomia ovvero del cavar la pietra.

      - Florence, Guiseppe Manni, 1707, Folio, 24, 110, (2) pp., Titelvignette und 16 ganzseitige Kupferstich-Tafeln in einem Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Ein breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. *Rare First Edition of an early but authoritative book on Lithotomy, the surgery to remove the stone. It is excellently illustrated, the plates showing the actual operations as well as the urological instruments. Tommaso Alghisi (1669-1730) was an Italian surgeon, famous in his time for successfull cures of the stone and in this mayor work he was probably the first to use an indwelling urethral catheter to drain urine away from the wound. The inclined position of the patient which head raised during the operation , illustrated in plate XVI, was widely used on his authority. - **Sehr seltene Erstausgabe eines der besten, frühen Werke zur Lithotomie, exzellent gedruckt, mit schönen instruktiven Tafeln. Thomasso Alghisi (1669-1730) aus Florenz war der Sohn eines bekannten Professors der Chirurgie. Ausgebildet unter seinem Vater am Hospital di Santa Maria Nuova, betrieb er anatomische Studien unter dem berühmten Lorenzo Bellini und widmete sich vorzugsweise dem Steinschnitt. Die Behandlung des Papstes Clemens XI trug zur Erhöhung seines Rufes bei. Im vorliegenden Werk verwirft Alghisi den hohen Steinschnitt und gibt der Methode des Giov. de Romani mit dem so genannten großen Apparat (Methode des Steinschnitts über die Schamfuge) den Vorzug. Das Buch gehört zu den klassischen Werken der Urologie und ist in der Originalausgabe, noch dazu in einem so exzellenten Exemplar, nur selten im Handel zu finden. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen anatomische Darstellungen, Instrumente und Operationsvorrichtungen sowie Operationsszenen. - Murphy, Hist. of urology, 100; Pavasini, L'Urologia in Italia, 41; Wellcome, Medical Library, II 30; Bibliotheca Walleriana, 350; Hirsch-Hübotter, I, 87; Heirs of Hippocrates 479 (1708 edition); Blake p.10; Keifer Catalogue 12; Garrison & Morton No.4279.1; Kiefer Cat. 12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World. Containing an account of Captain Dampier's Expedition into the South Seas in the Ship St George, in the years 1703 and 1704. Together with the Author's Voyage from Amapalla on the west-coast of Mexico, to East India. his arrival at Amboyna: with a large description of that and other Spice Islands; as also of Batavia, the Cape of Good Hope, &c

      W. Botham, for James Knapton, London 1707 - [24],300,[18]pp. Ten engraved plates and five folding engraved maps and charts (including frontispiece). Contemporary owner's inscription to front pastedown, faded 18th century library stamp to front free endpaper, which has a four-inch vertical tear. Contemporary paneled calf, spine gilt, leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. First edition of this important contemporary account of an early circumnavigation of the globe. "It was Funnell, not Dampier, who really circumnavigated the globe on this voyage, as Dampier proceeded only as far as the South Seas. The purpose of the expedition was to harass the Spaniards and take plunder from vessels and towns in South America. Its failure was due to the differences that arose between them. Funnell arrived in England before Dampier and seized the opportunity to compose a relation of his voyage; a task for which he was poorly qualified. His narrative contained much that was disapproved of by Dampier, who immediately after published a "Vindication" of his voyage, pointing out the misrepresentations of Funnell" (Hill). Sometimes considered a fourth volume of Dampier's account, though there is no indication it was meant as such at the time of publication. Hill 664; Sabin 26213. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De romana republica sive de re militari & civili romanorum.

      Apud Guilielmum Van de Water 1707 - - Apud Guilielmum Van de Water, Trajecti ad Rhenum (Francfort sur le Main) 1707, In 12 (9x15,5cm), (14) 392pp., relié. - Nouvelle édition, qui suit l'édition originale de 1684 il y eut trois éditions avant cette dernière mais seule celle-ci contient une illustration, les planches ont été empruntées à d'autres ouvrages, notamment celui de Juste Lipse. Illustrée d'un titre-frontispice par Mulder d'après Hoet, 1 carte dépliante, et 12 figures dont 7 dépliantes gravées en taille douce par Doesburgh, Stuur et van Vianen. Plein Veau brun glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin noir. Manque une page de garde avant le titre. Mors supérieur fendu, et mors inférieur fendu en partie. Une déchirure à la planche de la p. 219 sur 3 cm en marge. Savant et érudit de la société des Jésuites, Joseph Cantel a multiplié les recherches et les ouvrages sur l'Antiquité romaine. Son oeuvre constitua une référence dans le domaine. Les parties es plus intéressantes sont consacrées aux us et coutumes, militaires et civils de la Rome antique. L'illustration contient de nombreuses figures, on distinguera la planche du combat de gladiateurs et d'un combat naval dans un cirque. Ex-libris E. P. Sauvage. (14) 392pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Parallel Of The Antient Architecture With The Modern, In A Collection Ten Principal Authors who have Written upon the Five Orders,.Made English for the Benefit of Builders. To which is added an Account of Architects and Architecture, in an Historical and Etymological Explanation of certain Terms particularly affected by Architects. With Leon Baptista Alberti's Treatise of Statues By John Evelyn

      D. Browne, J. Walthoe, et al, London 1707 - Small folio, 34.5 x 22 cm. [a-e2, B-Z2, Aa-Gg2, A-X2], 110 leaves. Forty full page engravings, engraved vignettes and text illustrations; added engraved title page lacking, but provided in reduced facsimile. [FOWLER 130 notes his copy also lacks added title]. Second edition of Evelyn's translation. First published Paris, 1650 with the first English edition in 1664. Presents comparisons and illustrations of the orders of Palladio, Scamozzi, Serlio, Vignola, D. Barbaro, Cataneo, Alberti, Viola, Bullant and De Lorme. Contains Evelyn's interesting dedication to Sir Christopher Wren, and with his enlarged "Account of Architecture." "But despite its similarity to the major sixteenth-century architectural treatises, the `Parallele' is not simply a compilation of examples derived from earlier works -- it is a statement of a new point of view. It is the first architectural treatise of the seventeenth century to propose a fresh look at earlier architectural treatises." [see: MILLARD 76]. BRUNET Vol.I, p.1762. Minor stains, a few small tears repaired, first few unprinted leaves, and title page with slight loss at lower fore-edge margins only, old inked owner signature head margin of title page, two bookplates, raised bands, green leather spine label printed in gilt. Full modern half calf and marbled boards. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Privileges of the Royal Burrows as Contained in Their.

      1707 - One of Two Early Works on the Scottish Gild Merchant B[lack], W[illiam]. The Privileges of the Royal Burrows as Contained in Their Particular Rights, And the Ancient Laws and Records of Parliament, And Their General Conventions; Wherein is Considered the Privileges of Merchants, Privileges of Burghs, The Privileges of the Guld, The Privileges of the Four Burghs in Assisting the Chamberlan Air in Falsing Dooms, The First Constitution of the Convention, The Laws by Which They Enjoy Their Privileges, The Acts of Their Own Convention Which Confirm Their Privileges Granted by Their Kings and Parliament, The Jurisdiction and How Far It is the Interest of the Royal Burrows Now to Observe and Maintain Their Privileges, By Making Such Regulations as May Tend to the Advantage of Their Trading Society. With an Appendix Containing the Privileges and Jurisdictions of the Cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Edinburgh: Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1707. [viii], 172, [43] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, blind double rules to boards, raised bands to spine. Toning to text, light foxing in places. Early owner annotations to front free endpaper and final text leaf, early owner signature near head of title page. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. One of two early works on the Scottish gild merchant and its royal burghs, which was much more powerful than its English counterparts and quite influential into the twentieth century. This book has a great deal of information about gild courts and the regulation of international commerce. OCLC locates 10 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:13. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF CAPTAIN DAMPIER'S EXPEDITION INTO THE SOUTH-SEAS IN THE SHIP ST. GEORGE, IN THE YEARS 1703 AND 1704...TOGETHER WITH THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM AMAPALLA ON THE WEST-COAST OF MEXICO, TO EAST-INDIA...THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, &c

      London: W. Botham, for James Knapton, 1707.. [24],300,[18]pp. plus ten engraved plates and five folding engraved maps and charts (including frontispiece). Octavo. Contemporary paneled calf, spine gilt, leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Light rubbing to corners. Contemporary owner's inscription to front pastedown, faded 18th century library stamp to front free endpaper, which has a four- inch vertical tear. A very clean text. Very good. First edition of this important contemporary account of an early circumnavigation of the globe. "It was Funnell, not Dampier, who really circumnavigated the globe on this voyage, as Dampier proceeded only as far as the South Seas. The purpose of the expedition was to harass the Spaniards and take plunder from vessels and towns in South America. Its failure was due to the differences that arose between them. Funnell arrived in England before Dampier and seized the opportunity to compose a relation of his voyage; a task for which he was poorly qualified. His narrative contained much that was disapproved of by Dampier, who immediately after published a VINDICATION of his voyage, pointing out the misrepresentations of Funnell" -Hill. Sometimes considered a fourth volume of Dampier's account, though there is no indication it was meant as such at the time of publication. HILL 664. SABIN 26213.

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        Der schwangern und kreistenden Weibs-Personen Allerbeste Hülffleistung. Das ist: Wahrer und gründlicher Bericht / wie denenselben, mit gutem und füglichem Vortheil / in ihrem sowol natürlichen / als unterweilen auch wider die Natur lauffenden Kind-haben glücklich beyzustehen. Ingleichem / was vor bewährte und höchstdienstliche Mittel denen neugebornen Kindern / in ihren Unpässlichkeiten zu gebrauchen; und dann / was vor eine eigentliche Beschaffenheit mit denen zum Kinder-zeugen gewidmeten Gliedern und Theilen der Weibs-Personen habe . / Erstesmals in Französischer Sprache verfasset von M. Franz Mauriceau . Nachmals aber / von einem Liebhaber der Artzney-Kunst / ins Teutsche übersetzet / und zum Druck befördert.

      Johann Hofmanns seel. Wittib. und Engelbert Strecken,, Nürnberg, 1707 - Nürnberg, Johann Hofmanns seel. Wittib. und Engelbert Strecken, 1707. 8°. 7 n.n. Bl., 607 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 22 Kupfertafeln und 3 Holzschnitten im Text. Lederband der Zeit. Vgl. Waller 6359 (für Ausgabe 1687. - Nicht bei Blake. - Titelauflage der Ausgabe von 1681 bzw. 1687 beim gleichen Verlag. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe des zentralen Werkes. Mauriceau (1637-1709) war Wundarzt und nicht Mediziner. Seine ausgeprägte Beobachtungsgabe erlaubte ihm viele Irrtümer seiner Vorgänger zu korrigieren. Er führte als erster Geburten im Bett aus und sprach sich gegen den Gebärstuhl aus. Sein Lehrbuch wurde zum meistübersetzten Werk der Geburtshilfe. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Einband bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spanish Libertines:

      London - Samuel Bunchley, 1707 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Full calf leather binding with gilt lettering to spine. The first edition of this scarce and importantwork. Contains 3 Spanish stories and a play translated into English by John Stevens. The Spanish works are attribued to Francesco Lopez de Ubeda and Andres Perez de Leon, Fernanso Rojas, Gonzales and Juan de Avila. John Stevens (c. 16621726), was a translator and antiquary. He settled in London in 1695 to make a living as a professional writer, putting his command of Spanish and Portuguese to practical, though not lucrative, use. Over the next thirty years he published over twenty translations, mainly from the Spanish, in addition to histories of Spain and Portugal and a painstakingly researched Spanish dictionary. He satisfied the contemporary taste for books of travel by making available some of the classics of the conquista: accounts written from an Iberian, rather than an English point of view. Though self-deprecating about his literary style, he produced a lively and successful translation of Quevedo's comic satires. He preferred fact to fiction, and required a tale to carry a moral. The austere and devout Quevedo, champion of absolute monarchy, was his favourite writer, and in 1709 he recruited him to the tory cause by translating two of his political works in defence of Dr Henry Sacheverell. Condition: The binding is firm and the rear board is attached, though by the cords only. The front board is detached but present, and the rear inner hinge is strained. There is some wear to the extremities, particularly to the spine which is chipped, and to the front board which is damaged with loss of leather. The corners are bumped and the boards are also rubbed in places. Internally the book is bright apart from some occasional spotting and handling marks. There are also some water marks affecting thebeginning of the book in particular. There is an ownership plate to the front paste down..

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        De subitaneis mortibus libri duo

      Rome: Giovanni Francisco Buagni, 1707. <p>Lancisi, Giovanni Maria (1654-1720). De subitaneis mortibus libri duo. 4to. [22], 243pp. Lacking blank a1. Errata on last page. Rome: Giovanni Francisco Buagni, 1707. 231 x 172 mm. Contemporary vellum, leather spine label, minor worming in spine. Effaced ink stamp or signature repaired on title, lower blank margin of N4 restored, light foxing and browning, but a fine copy. Boxed. Contemporary signature "Michael Angelus/Philosoph: et Medic: Doctor" on half-title. The Haskell F. Norman copy, with bookplate.</p><p>First Edition, possible third state of the title, with the engraved arms of Pope Clement XI, Lancisi, physician to Pope Clement xi, undertook this study of sudden deaths under papal directive after an unusually large number of such deaths had occurred in Rome the previous year. Autopsies of the deceased showed that their deaths were often due to hypertrophy and dilatation of the heart, and to various kinds of valve defects. Lancisi also gave the first description of valvular vegetations, and included in his book a historical survey of the literature and a classification of the cardiac diseases then recognized. Leibowitz suggests that Lancisi&#39;s work "must be the first epidemological study of a non-communicable condition" (History of coronary heart disease, pp. 74-75).</p> There are three states of the title-page: one with a woodcut skull-and-crossbone vignette, one with woodcut arms of Pope Clement xi measuring 65 x 60 mm., and one with a larger engraved version of the Pope&#39;s arms measuring 95 x 120 mm. The engraved version of the arms, because it is larger and more elaborate than either of the woodcut title decorations, may have followed the others, but the chronology of states may never be ascertained. Garrison-Morton 2731. Willius & Dry, pp. 76-77. Norman 1273 (this copy.</p>

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        PRINCIPATUS CATALONIAE NEC NON COMITATUUM RUSCINONENSIS ET CERRETANIAE

      1707 1707. Mapa de Catalunya del segle XVIII. 48,6X56,7 amb marc. 53,6X61,7 sense marc. Acolorit a ma. marc inclós. Molt rar. Ref 12 grm.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Excelente.

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum , Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii

      Paris: Cl. Rigaud, 1707. Two volumes, large folio; double-column text and translation printed in Greek and Roman letter; four full-page engravings and two woodcuts in the text illustrating the Cosmas section; some light browning of text but in sound condition in a modern library binding of quarter calf lettered in gilt, speckled paper sides, red edges. 6th century: the earliest Christian maps. A rare and important travel book, not much noticed in the literature. The account of his sixth century travels by Cosmas Indicopleustes appears here in print for the first time, accompanied by what have been described as - in all probability - the earliest Christian maps. The great palaeographer Montfaucon&#39;s eighteenth-century collection of Greek patristic (early Christian) writings prints for the first time newly discovered works by Athanasius and Eusebius of Caesarea, but is of most interest now for publishing for the first time the {i Topographia Christiana} of the sixth-century traveller Cosmas - known as Indicopleustes, or the Indian Voyager - from the tenth-century manuscript in the Vatican, illustrated with four full-page engravings and several woodcuts in the text. A merchant from Alexandria, around the year 530 Cosmas sailed in the Red Sea and visited Ethiopia. &#39;He definitely visited Adulis (= Zula), where he found an inscribed marble seat, and described the Persian Gulf, Socotra, India and Ceylon, although there is no proof that he travelled that far. In fact he is quite honest about the places he visited and it can be assumed unlikely that he sailed far beyond the coasts of the Red Sea and South Arabia. His description of Ethiopia documents some of the large expeditions sent by the Kings of Aksum to the coast of Sasu, thought to be southern Somalia. &#39;In about 548 Cosmas became a monk and retired to Sinai where he wrote his Topographia Christiana. It is for this, probably the first work of Christian geography and containing the first Christian maps, that he is best known. He regarded the Earth as a rectangular plane covered by the vaulted roof of the firmament, with heaven above. He recognized Ceylon as an entrepot in the trade between India and the Far East, and was aware that to reach China (he calls it &#39;Tzinitza&#39;) one had to sail east then turn north…&#39; (Howgego, I, C200). Cosmas was a flat-earther, who scoffed at the idea of an antipodes on the basis that people there would have to hang on upside down: the illustration reproduced by Montfaucon from the early mansucript that he examined shows how absurd Cosmas found the idea of a globe with antipodeans thus disadvantaged. The chief object of his "Topography" was &#39;to denounce the false and heathen doctrine of the rotundity of the earth, and to vindicate the scriptural account of the world. According to Cosmas our terrestrial home is a tabernacle or tent: the earth is a rectangular plane, covered by the vaulted roof of the firmament, above which lies heaven. In the centre of the plane is the inhabited earth, surrounded by ocean, beyond which lies the paradise of Adam. The sun revolves round a conical mountain to the north - round the summit in summer, round the base in winter, which accounts for the difference in the length of the day. &#39;The best known and most celebrated part of the "Topography" is the description, in the ninth book, of Ceylon and of the plants and animals of India… The work also contains in all probability the oldest Christian maps, either made by Cosmas himself or prepared under his direction… He attacked the theory that the earth was a sphere, both on the grounds of its pagan origin and common sense, and he was particularly anxious to discredit the existence of the Antipodes. How can rain fall up in the southern hemisphere? How could people hang upside down by their toes? Beazley notes that &#39;he carried the popular tradition to the furthest extreme. His vituperation against Greek science is a sign of its continuing vitality in Alexandria on the eve of the Arab invasion…&#39; (Evelyn Edson, {i Mapping Time and Space: How Medieval Mapmakers Viewed Their World}, The British Library, 1997, pp. 145-148). There are evidently two issues of the book, dated 1706 or 1707 but otherwise without difference. A very substantial article on Cosmas and the significance of his mapping can be found at http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/EMwebpages/202mono.html.

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        A Genealogical History Of The Kings and Queen Of England And Monarchs Of Great Britain, &c. From the Conquest, Anno 1066. to the Year 1707&#133;

      London: Printed by M.Jenner, for John Nicholson and Robert Knaplock, 1707., 1707. folio. pp. 6 p.l., 878, [26]index, [1]errata. title in red & black. 1 folding & 4 double-page engraved plates, and numerous text engravings (70 full-page) by Wenceslaus Hollar & others, depicting seals, tombs, coats of arms, &c. contemporary paneled calf, rebacked preserving spine label, corners renewed (staining to upper margins of centre third of text affecting text & engravings in about one quarter of text, portions of a few pedigrees shaved). early ownership entry of J.Grey. Second Enlarged Edition, with continuation, additions, and annotations by Samuel Stebbing. This "magnificent volume" (DNB) was originally compiled by the English herald and genealogist under the direction and encouragement of King Charles II, and first published in 1677. Portions were prepared for the press by Gregory King during an illness suffered by Sandford. "The plan of the performance is excellent, and the plates are by Hollar and other eminent artists." (Ibid.) All after page 615 in this second edition is new material contributed by Somerset herald Samuel Stebbing, bringing the history forward; fourteen plates appear here for the first time..

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        REGNO di Ungheria

      CORONELLI, Vincenzo. Regno di Ungheria. (Venezia, 1707 o 1708). In - 8° oblungo (cm. 19 x 24), cartone coevo officinale. Titolo, Ritratto di Giuseppe imperatore di Romania, una tavola con lo stemma del Re di Ungheria e di Boemia, un' altra tavola con due diversi costumi di ungheri, 10 ff. (20 pagine) di testo, una grande carta geografica del Corso del Danubio fino a Nicopoli e paesi adiacenti, un f. con il sottotitolo Ungheria inferiore, un grande prospetto della città di Buda ripiegato, 5 tavole varie, una veduta della fortezza di Comona, 2 tavole varie, una grande carta geografica della Russia meridionale o Negra comprendente la Transilvania fino alla Moldavia, 10 tavole varie, una grande carta geografica della Gran Russia o Russia Negra, 10 tavole varie, una grande carta geografica dell' Ungheria, 10 tavole varie, una grande carta geografica del Principato di Moldavia detto altrimenti di Valachia o Olahasag Transdanum, 3 tavole varie, un f. col sottotitolo Ungheria superiore, una grande carta geografica del Territorio di Naiasel, e Gran sin'a Comora con gli accampamenti dell' armata imperiale, 10 tavole varie, una grande carta geografica del Regno di Serpuiliati - Illiricum, 13 tavole varie ed infine un f. con l' Indice delle figure in rame del presente tomo del Teatro della Guerra. Complessive 89 tavole, comprese le pagine di testo. Esemplare bellissimo nella sua legatura coeva officinale; un piccolo restauro lungo il margine inferiore del titolo abilmente eseguito. Edizione originale di estrema rarità, il più completo esistente nel mondo: l' Arnau (v. Coronelli, pp. 150 - 52) ne rintracciò soltanto tre copie (una a Firenze, una ad Amburgo e l' altra in un catalogo antiquario del 1939) tutte prive dell' indice, che si trova invece nel nostro esemplare nel quale non esiste la tavola di Venezia (descritta dall' Arnau ma non elencata nell' indice, ciò che fa ritenere che essa fu aggiunta nell' esemplare da lui osservato, ma non faceva parte del libro). Dei vari volumi della raccolta sul Teatro della Guerra, l' Ungheria è quello che comprende il testo descrittivo più esteso... con una dettagliata illustrazione storico - geografica dell' Ungheria e dei suoi 56 comitati o distretti e un elenco alfabetico dei suoi fiumi (Armao). Apponyi, Hungarica, IV, 2358, descrive ampiamente quest' opera e non cita la tavola di Venezia, che non deve esistere. Il presente esemplare è quindi il solo completo conosciuto. Sul P. Coronelli, si veda D.B.I., vol. 29, pp. 305 - 9.

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        Projet d'une dixme royale .

      N. p.: 1707. - xii, 268 pp; 4 folding tables. Contemporary leather. Very Good. Second edition. The first edition, published in January, 1707, was suppressed by order of parliament. 'Vauban's Projet d'une dixme royale ('Project for a Royal Tythe, or General Tax') caused a stir in 1707. It did not appear under his own name, for Vauban was well aware of the controversy it would bring. In it, he asserted that France's complicated tax code should be abandoned and a flat tax of ten percent on property and trade be put in place. More significantly, in this book Vauban supported his arguments with a wealth of statistical data he had collected, and thus laid the foundation for the use of statistics to corroborate and forecast economic aims. Louis XIV censored its publication, however, and this devastated Vauban, though it appears they remained friends' (answers[dot]com/topic/vauban). 'This is one of the outstanding performances in the field of public finance, unsurpassed, before or after, in the neatness and cogency of the argument. . Vauban rose fully to those heights, trodden by so few, from which fiscal policy is seen to be a tool of economic therapeutics, the ultimate result of a comprehensive survey of the economic process. With Gladstonian vision he realized that fiscal measures affect the economic organism right to its cells and that the method of raising a given amount of revenue may make all the difference between paralysis and prosperity. Second, he based his conclusions in every detail on numerical fact. His engineer's mind did not guess. It figured out. Purposeful marshalling of all the available data was the essence of his analysis. Nobody ever understood better the true relation between facts and argument. It is this that makes him an economic classic in the eulogistic sense of the word, and a forerunner of modern tendencies' (Joseph A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, pp. 197-8). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DES VOYAGES FAITS PAR MER ET PAR TERRE, DANS L'ANCIEN ET DANS LE NOUVEAU MONDE

      Chez Pierre Giffart, Paris 1707 - RO40122561: 458 pages. Illustré de gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte, dont certaines dépliables. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe noirs. Dos en cuir manquant, le restant étant plié. Annotations d'époque au dos du 1er plat et en pages de garde. 1re page de garde déchirée avec manque. Pages de garde se détachant. Page de titre déchirée avec manque. Quelques galeries d'insectes dans le texte, altérant parfois la lecture. Ouvrage rare. Edition originale. Pour éclaircir la Géographie ancienne et moderne. Avec Privilège du Roy. Discours préliminaire. Des principales choses extraites du 'Voyage de D. Pierre Martyr', etc. De la Découverte du Nouveau Monde, par Christophe Colomb. Des raretés qui se trouvent dans l'Isle de la Jamaïque. Des voyages de Pinzone et d'Aries son neveu, qui naviguèrent vers le Pôle Antartique, où ils virent des Nations d'une figure extraordinaire. Abrégé de l'Histoire naturelle des Indes Occidentales, et de ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, observé par Gonzales Ferdinand d'Oviedo, et rapporté dans les Conférences qu'il eut avec Charles V. Des choses différentes rapportées dans la relation de Fernand Cortez, etc. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 910.45-Aventures maritimes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PERI BIOU PYTHAGORIKOU LOGOS. DE VITA PYTHAGORICA LIBER, GRAECE & LATINE.

      Imp. Vda. Sebastian Petzold & Christian Petzold. Amsterdam, 1707 - . 21 cm. [16], 67-93 pág., 3 h. de índices. Texto enfrentado griego-latín, a dos columnas. Portada a dos tintas. Ilustr. con un retrato calcográfico de Pitágoras por Fulvium Ursinum, a plena página. Enc. en pergamino, cortes jaspeados. * Tras la obra propiamente dicha, y con paginación propia (aunque la colación es continua), contiene Notae Conradi Rittershusii. in Malchum, sive Porphyrium, De vita Pythagorae publicada por vez primera por Cunradum Agricolam en 1610. Jámblico de Calcis (c. 250-330) fue el máximo representante del neoplatonismo asirio y quien marcó la dirección que tomaría la filosofía neoplatónica de entonces en adelante. A pesar de haber generado abundante obra propia, es sobre todo conocido por la que ofrecemos, un compendio sobre la filosofía pitagórica. Estudió inicialmente con Anatolio de Laodicea y, más adelante, con Porfirio, que había sido discípulo de Plotino. Aproximadamente en el año 304 regresó a Siria y formó su propia escuela cerca de Antioquía, en la que enseñaba las teorías de Platón y Aristóteles. Sin embargo, para él la máxima autoridad era Pitágoras. Sus obras se conservan de forma parcial, y sólo a través de estos fragmentos y del trabajo que ofrecemos podemos conocer su sistema de pensamiento. En cuanto a las teorías neoplatónicas, Jámblico es el responsable de la introducción del concepto de la encarnación del alma en la materia (cuya divinidad habría que situar al mismo nivel que el del resto del cosmos). Este es, según los expertos, el punto de partida fundamental a medio camino entre sus propias ideas y las de sus predecesores, que tenían a la materia por un concepto deficiente. Aclamado por sus seguidores, algunos llegaron incluso a creer que el filósofo poseía facultades milagrosas. Este fue uno de los motivos por los que su nombre se asoció, durante los siglos XV y XVI, al calificativo de "divino". Además del autor, participaron en esta edición el filólogo, paleográfo y editor de textos griegos antiguos Ludolph Küster (1670-1716), el humanista, geógrafo e historiador alemán Lukas Holste (1596-1661), Ulrich Obrecht y Konrad Ritterhausen, que es el responsable de los comentarios a la obra contenidos en la segunda parte. neoplatonismo, pitágoras, filosofía griega Filosofia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Delices de l'Espagne & du Portugal, où l'on voit Une description exacte des Antiquitez, des Provinces, des Montagnes, des Villes, des Rivieres, des Ports de Mer, des Forteresses, Eglises, Academies, Palais, Bains, &c. De la Religion, des moeurs des habitants, de leurs fêtes, & géneralement de tout ce qu'il y a de plus considerable à remarquer. Le tout enrichi de figures en taille douce, dessinées sur les lieux mêmes.

      - Leide, Pierre van der Aa, 1707, 5 tomos, 16,5 x 10,5 cm., plena piel de época, lomos cuajados, portadas a dos tintas, 2 frontis plegados + mapa de la Peninsula plegado + 14 h. + 216 págs. = Frontis plegado + 1 h. + pág. 217 a 392 = frontis plegado + 2 h. + pág. 393 a 688 = frontis plegados + 2 h. + pág. 689 a 817 = frontis plegado rasgado y a falta del tercio exterior + 2 h. + pág. 817 a 959 + 37 h. y un total de 157 láminas grabadas en cobre, la mayoría plegadas representando vistas de ciudades españolas y portuguesas, planos y algunas de tipos, destacando por su tamaño la vista de Barcelona de 45 x 14 cm. (Ejemplar falto de de las mitad exterior de la lámina que figura en la pág. 885 del tomo V, que representa un Auto de Fe y con el plano de Tarragona del tomo III rasgado aunque completo).

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        Locke on St Paul

      Awnsham & John Churchill 1707 - Book has been re-bound at some early stage in fairly plain leather. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Heavy foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges badly foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; England; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Philosophy. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1686. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Favole Scelte... Auserlesene Fabeln ... Fables Choisies. Aus dem Frantzösischen in das Italianische durch den Herrn de Veneroni, Sprach-Meistern zu Paris: und dann durch Herrn Balthasar Nickisch / Sprachmeistern zu Augspurg / ins Teutsche übersetzt. Alles mit (96)Kupffer-Stücken von Johann Ulrich Krauß, Augsburg (auf 48 Tafeln) bey einer jeden Fabel ausgezieret. Der sprach-liebenden Jugend zu nützlicher Ergötzlichkeit. Gestoch. Frontispiz von Johanna Sybilla Krauss, geb. Küßlin, Augsburg, zwei mont. Kupfer auf Rückseite des flieg. Vorsatzes u. des Frontispizes.

      Augsburg, Brechenmacher 1707.. 8°. 106 S. Halbpergament d. Zt. Dreispaltiger, italienisch - deutsch - französischer Druck. Titelblatt in der Innenfalz mit Papieransatz, Textseiten etwas braunfleckig, Kupfertafeln sauber.. vgl. Wegehaupt 62a (verzeichnet Ausgabe von 1777, mit identischer Paginierung (?)).

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        MAASE RAV Maaseh Rav Maase Rav

      (Thomas Ilive?), London 1707 - 14 leaves. Maaseh rav is a refutation of Rabbi Uri Faibesh's responsum, Urim v¿etumim, on a bill of divorce and includes responsa from various rabbis; Teshuvot ha-geonim discusses the pronunciation of God's name. This booklet was published after a quarrel within the Ashken. congregation in London in 1704 which had caused a rift in the congregation and the creation of a second Ashken. congregation. Maaseh Rav was composed to justify the secession and as a refutation of the booklets Urim Wetumim, London, 1706 which was written by the official rabbi Uri Phoebus b. Herz Hamburger before he left London in the same year.A Rabbinic controversy surrounding a divorce granted by Chief Rabbi Aaron Hart to one Ansel Katz of London prior to his sailing for the Caribbean. This decision was publicly criticized by Mordechai Hamburger who was promptly placed under the communal ban of ¿herem.¿ Additionally, Hart set out the matter in the pamphlet ¿Urim Vetumim¿ (London 1707). To defend his position, Hamburger had a member of his household (Hamburger was the wealthy son-in-law of the diarist Gluekl of Hameln) prepare his defense in the present publication. The historical background to the affair is presented by David Kaufmann in JHSET, v. 3, pages 102-125. The bibliographic confusion relating to the work is clarified by Nathan Isaacs in Journal of Jewish Bibliography (1939) pages 83-85. Both scholars attest to the unusually rarity of the Ma¿aseh Rav. . [Vinograd, Amsterdam (sic) 833; Roth, London 3]. The place of publication is according to Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, page 269, number 3 and Kiryat Sefer, year 14, 1937-1938, page 99. Vinograd lists it as published in Amsterdam. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d'artillerie Seconde édition augmentée de nouvelles matieres et de plusieurs planches.

      chez Rigaud,, A Paris, 1707 - Due volumi di m. 24, pp. (52) 394; (8) 422 (2). Antiporta figurata, grande stemma al frontespizio, testate, cul-de-lamp e 194 tavole fuori testo di cui molte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in piena pelle. Dorsi scuriti e abilmente controfondati, qualche macchietta d'inchiostro alle carte preliminari del primo volume, poche tracce d'uso, complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Le carte geografiche ben ripiegate e senza strappi. Come in tutte le copie censite le pp. 147-150 curiosamente legate in fondo al volume. Opera di grande fascino, dotata di un apparato iconografico davvero notevole; una delle opere più documentate sull'artiglieria del tempo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Compendio Mathematico, en que se contienen todas las materias mas principales de las Ciencias que tratan de la Cantidad. Que compuso el Dr. . presbítero, de la Congregación del Oratorio de San Felipe Neri de Valencia

      A. Bordazar, Valencia 1707 - 8º, 9 vols. con grabados, viñetas y múltiples estados plegados. Pequeño desperfecto en el lomo del vol. 5, convenientemente restaurado. En algunos vols. páginas levemente tostadas y punto de óxido. Pergamino época, ruedas doradas en lomo y planos. Valiosísima primera edición de esta importante obra, que comprende las siguientes materias: I. Geometría elemental. Aritmética inferior. Geometría práctica, 1707, (1) grab. con el retrato de Felipe V, (6) h., 432 p. (18) láms. pleg. II. Aritmética superior. Álgebra. Música. 1709, (2) h., 458 p., (5) lám. pleg., (3) h. III. Trigonometría. Secciones cónicas. Maquinaria. 1710, (2) h., 342 p., (94) h., (11) láms. pleg. IV. Estática. Hidrostática. Hidrotecnia. Hidrometría. 1712. (1) h., 412 p., (11) lám. pleg., (2) h. V. Arquitectura civil y militar. Montea y cantería. Pirotecnia y artillería. 1712. (1) h., 610 p., 2 h., (35) lám. pleg. VI. Óptica. Perspectiva. Catroptica. Dioptrica. Meteoros. 1713. (1) h., 542 p., (2) h., (25) lám. pleg. VII. Astronomía. 1715. (2) h., 576 p., (13) lám. pleg. VIII. Astronomía práctica. Gegraphia. Nautica. 1715. (2) h., 416 p., (2) h., (10) lám. pleg. IX. Gnomonica. Ordenación del tiempo. Astrología. 1715. (1) h., 480 p., (3) h., (18) lám. pleg. Matemáticas. Astronomía. Navegación. Arquitectura. Gnomónica. Mathematics. Astronomy. Navigation. Architecture. Gnomonics.

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        Les Métamorphoses ou l&#146;Âne d'Or. Traduites en François avec des Remarques & des Figures à chaque livre et Le Démon de Socrate du même autheur.

      1707 - Livre ancien 2 tomes en 1 volume : Tome premier :(1bl), 6 feuillets (titre gravé et Préface), XIV pp. (« La Vie d'Apulée »), 1 gravure en frontispice, 411 pp., (1bl), suivi de Tome second : 1 feuillet (titre), 1 gravure, 452 pp., 4 feuillets (Approbation et Privilège du Roy), (1bl). Edition illustrée de douze belles gravures baroques d&#146;après Demarezt gravées par Thomassin, et augmentée du « Démon ou esprit familier de Socrate ». Condition : In-8, plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre sur maroquin brun, 3 filets d'or en encadrement des plats, tranches marbrées bleues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FAVISSAE, UTRIUSQUE ANTIQUITATIS TAM ROMANAE QUAM GRAECAE, in quibus reperiuntur Simulacra Deorum, icones magnorum Ducum, Poetarum, Virorumque in quavis arte illustrium, accedunt faeminae tam virtutibus quam vitiis illustres. [etc.].

      1707 - Ultrajecti [Utrecht], Typis Gerardi Muntendam, 1707. In-quarto (181 X 240) basane fauve, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés avec fleuron central, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1), frontispice, titre, 6 pages non chiffrées (dédicace et préface), 199 pages, 1 page non chiffrée (index des gravures et errata), (1). EDITION ORIGINALE de ce rare traité, qui connut deux autres éditions en 1709 et 1715. Il contient en frontispice une belle gravure allégorique de P. Bodart d'après un dessin de G. HOET, et 99 PORTRAITS gravés de personnages grecs et romains : dieux, souverains, chefs militaires, philosophes, poètes et écrivains, femmes vertueuses et courtisanes, héroïnes, scientifiques, etc. Chaque portrait est accompagné d'une courte biographie en latin du personnage représenté, et en regard de chaque portrait on trouve des épigrammes également en latin relatifs au personnage. BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cet intéressant et curieux travail iconographique. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Carte de quelques fortresses situees au bord du Rhin dans la quelle sont les lignes imperles de Buhl de Hagenau et de Weissenburg, avec la bataille de Hunningue, et ler dernier siege de Landau.

      . Large engr. map of the Upper Rhine, printed on 2 plates. Augsburg: Jeremias Wolff 1707. 53,5 x 142 cm. * J. Wolff was engraver, art dealer, bookdealer and publisher in Augsburg from 1688-1724..

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        De Jure Maritimo et Navali: Or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime.

      1707 - Important Early Treatise on Maritime Law Molloy, Charles [1646-1690]. De Jure Maritimo et Navali: Or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce. In Three Books. With Large Additions, Never Before Printed, Of Modern Cases, And Other Matters Proper Thereunto. London: Printed for J. Walthoe [et al.], 1707. [iv], xii [i.e. xvii], [3], 476 [i.e. 492], [16] pp. Page xvii numbered xii; pp. 278-293 repeated in paging. Two-plate copperplate allegorical frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Nineteenth century calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, corners lightly bumped, hinges just starting, front endleaf and rear free endpaper partially detached, owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. Owner signatures to front pastedown and head of title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * Sixth edition. For many years this was the standard treatise on international, commercial and maritime law, and went through many editions, the first published in 1676, the last in 1778. "It was not until 1676 that a man, who had some claims to be called an English lawyer, wrote upon [bills of exchange]. Charles Molloy who was both a civilian and a member of Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn, in the second book of his very successful treatise, De Jure Maritimo et Navali, gives us some account of these branches of the law" (Holdsworth). Chapters III and IV deal with Privateers and Piracy. Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 210. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:511 (64). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LITOTOMIA OVVERO DEL CAVAR LA PIETRA DEL DOTTORE TOMMASO ALGHISI

      Giuseppe Manni, Firenze 1707 - In-folio, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro. 24, CX pp., 1 f. (approvazioni), con 16 tavole incise in rame f.t. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale. Capolavoro dell' Alghisi, che fu il più celebre litotomista italiano del suo tempo; contiene una dettagliata descrizione dell' intervento, con l' introduzione di qualche perfezionamento ed è corredato di belle tavole eseguite su disegni originali dell' Autore, le quali raffigurano le parti anatomiche interessate le varie fasi dell' operazione ed i relativi strumenti chirurgici fra cui alcuni di sua invenzione. Egli è inoltre considerato un precursore della litotrissia (Cfr. Ravasini, l' Urologia in Italia, p. 41). Hirsch, I, p. 87. Waller, 351. Wellcome, II, p. 30. Portal, Hist. de l' anatomie et de la chirurgie, IV, pp. 403-4. Murphy, Hist. of urology. p. 100. Landes, Tommaso Alghisi: Florentine lithotomist (in Journ. of Hist. of medicine, VII, pp. 326-49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Sainte Bible qui Contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament, expliquee Par des Notes de Theologie et de Critique sur la Version ordinaire des Eglises Reformees, revue sur les Originaux et retouchee dans le Langage: Avec des Prefaces particulieres sur chacun des Livres de l'Ecriture sainte, et deux Prefaces generales sur l'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament. Par David Martin, Pasteur de l'Eglise Wallonne d'Utrecht.

      Amsterdam: Chez Henry Desbordes, Pierre Mortier, Pierre Brunel, Libraires, 1707.. 1 gestochenes Frontispiz, 1 Titelblatt mit gestochener Titelvignette, VIII , 398 Blätter, 3 gestochene doppelblattgroße Karten; 1 Titelblatt mit gestochener Titelvignette, 424 Blätter, 3 gestochene doppelblattgroße Karten, (Vieux et le Nouveau Testament) (5 Bätter Table de Matiers), 66 Blätter Apocryphes. 39, 5 x 26 cm, zeitgenössische Lederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenschmuck.. Erste Ausgabe der von David Martin bearbeiteten Bibelübersetzung. Die Karten sind betitelt: 1.: Description de la Geographie Sacree Tiree du Vieux & du Nouveau Testament, qui contient les Parties de Tout le Monde" Par N. Sanson; 2.: "Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, et des Pais par les Patriarches, Dreßee pour bien entendre L'Histoire Sainte" . 3.: Plan von Jerusalem (20 x 29 cm) mit umrahmenden bildhaften Darstellungen; 4.: "Carte de la Terre Sainte. Divisees selon les Douze Tribus d'Israel. Ou sont exactement marquez le voyages de Jesus-Christ &c." 5.: "Le Pais de Canaan traversee par N. S. Iesus Christ et par ses Apostres" 6.: "Carte Particilere de lieux les plus Renommes ou les Apotres ont Preche L'Evangile et faitt leurs Voyges et Celui de St. Paul a Rome. Dreßee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Evangelique". "Die Zuwanderung von Hugenotten ließ in den protestantischen Niederlanden neben Genf ein zweites Zentrum des reformierten Geisteslebens entstehen. Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert spielte Amsterdam eine wichtige Rolle als Hochburg des hugenottischen Bibeldrucks. Dort ließ 1707 der zuletzt als Pfarrer in Utrecht tätige Gelehrte David Martin (1639-1721) seine sprachlich modernisierte Neubearbeitung der Genfer Bibel drucken. Zehn Jahre lang hatte er im Auftrag der niederländischen Hugenotten (Wallonische Synode der Generalstaaten) daran gearbeitet. (Vgl. Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold.) * * *Einige Wurmgänge im zweiten Band, die Blätter etwas wellig, Einbände am Rücken etwas berieben, die Fußkanten des 1. Bandes etwas bestoßen, Erwerbungsvermerk auf hinterem Vorsatz des 1. Bandes. Plan von Jerusalem mit ca 10 cm langem sauberem Riß im Falz. Im Ganzen noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        A BRIEF NARRATIVE Of The LIFE And DEATH Of That ANTIENT SERVANT Of The LORD And His PEOPLE, GILBERT LATEY:ÊShewing His Birth and Parentage, his coming up to London, and how he was brought to the Acknowledgment of the Truth: With some Account of Antient Friends, and of the first Settlement of Meetings in London, and other Parts: With divers Instances of his Publick Services; and how useful he was to Friend, by the Interest he had with Great Men, the Lord giving him Favour in their sight. To which is prefixed, the Testimonies of several Worthy Friends concerning him. Compiled for Publick Benefit, by R. Hawkins.

      Printed by J. Sowle,, London: 1707 - Modern quarter-calf binding with marbled paper boards. Maroon title label to spine second compartment. Renewed eps. 12mo: A^12 a^3 B - G^12 H^6. 1st Edition (Smith 2, p. 84). [30], 156 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Isles Britanniques ou sont Les Royaumes d'Angleterre d'Escosse et d'Ireland &c.

      1707 - Paris, c.1707. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen. 600 x 490mm. Some restoration at centrefold. Antique map of the British Isles, with an inset map of the Orkneys, Shetlands & Faroes top right. First issued with the date 1698, SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Nolin 1, state ii of iii.

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        Introductio in analysin infinitorum.Lausanne: Marcus-Michaelis Bousquet & Socii, 1748.

      First edition, and a really remarkable copy in original state (the Norman copy), of Euler's great textbook on analysis. This is the only work of Euler listed in <i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i>. "In his 'Introduction to Analysis' Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry" (PMM). The editors of Euler's collected works emphasize that the <i>Introductio</i> work "still today deserves to be not only read, but studied with devotion. No mathematician will put it aside without immense benefit," and that the <i>Introductio</i> "marks the beginning of a new epoch and that this work has become influential for the whole development of the mathematical science by virtue of not only its content, but also its language." Extremely rare in this condition. <br/><br/> PMM 196; Norman 732 (this copy); Landmark Writing in Western Mathematics 13.<br/><br/> "Leonhard Euler (1707-83), the great Swiss mathematician, was born at Basel where he became the pupil of Johann Bernoulli, whose sons persuaded Catherine the Great to invite him to St. Petersburg. In 1747 he was invited by Frederick the Great to Berlin. In 1766 he became blind, but this did not interfere with his colossal output of work. Altogether he produced thirty-two books in Latin, German and French, and approximately nine hundred memoirs (making him the most productive mathematician who ever lived). He covered practically the entire field of pure and applied mathematics, but some of his best and most enduring work was done in analysis, which he established as an independent science. <br/><br/> "In his 'Introduction to Analysis' Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics. From Euler's time mathematics and physics tended to be treated algebraically, and many of his principles are still used in teaching mathematics" (PMM). <br/><br/> "The topics in the <i>Introductio</i> include: the definition of a function and the distinction between single-valued and many-valued 'functions', or odd and even functions. There are questions of polynomial factorization related to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; substitutions, infinite series, exponentials and logarithms, and expansions into partial fractions; multiple angle formulas; evaluations of <i>ζ(2k)</i>, for <i>k</i> a positive integer (the famous so-called Basel problem); infinite series-infinite product formulas; and partitions of integers. Much of the latter part of volume 1 is devoted to generating functions and continued fractions. Volume 2 is largely concerned with classification of curves and the study of the conics, and higher degree curves and surfaces. D. J. Struik referred to it as the first textbook in analytic geometry (<i>A concise history of mathematics</i> (1948), p. 168)... <br/><br/> "Beyond the beautiful mathematics contained in the book, however, there is the beauty of the original edition of this set of volumes as physical objects. Most of Euler's books were published by the press of the Academy in St. Petersburg. Those are rather sober, straightforward products of the printer's art. When Euler wrote the <i>Introductio</i>-probably around 1745-he was working in Berlin. Unfortunately the Berlin Academy published journals but not books, and the St. Petersburg Academy was having financial problems. So Euler had to look for a publisher elsewhere. In 1744 his <i>Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas</i> had been published by the firm of Marc-Michel Bousquet, located in Lausanne and Geneva. So he approached them about publishing the <i>Introductio</i>. This firm had also published in 1742 a beautifully decorated set of four volumes, the <i>Opera Omnia</i> of Jean Bernoulli. Handsome though these earlier volumes were, fortunately for us, the publisher seems to have given this set of two volumes an even more generous budget, so the book is decorated with an elegant engraving for a frontispiece, a title page in two colors, a fold-out, engraved dedication portrait of the physicist-astronomer-geologist Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan, who was a patron of the publisher, secretary of the Académie Royale des Sciences and member of various other scientific societies" (G. J. Alexanderson, 'Euler's <i>Introductio in analysis infinitorum</i>,' Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 44 (2007), p. 636). <br/><br/>. 2 vols. 4to (265 x 212 mm), pp [vi], iii-xvi, [3] 4-320, folding printed table after p.224; [iv] [3] 4-398 [2], titles printed in red and black with engraved title vignette, engraved frontispiece by Soubeyran after De la Monce, engraved folding portrait of dedicatee Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan (1678-1771) by Etienne Frequet (1719-94) after J. Tocquet, and 40 folding engraved plates. Original boards, uncut (light browning and staining to a few gatherings), bookplate of Haskell F. Norman on front pastedown of vol. 1

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        Universal Arithmetick: or, a Treatise of Arithmetical Composition and Resolution. To which is added, Dr. Halley's Method of finding the Roots of Aequations Arithmetically. Translated from the Latin by the late Mr. Raphson, and revised and corrected by Mr. Cunn.London: J. Senex et al., 1720.

      First edition in English, the second overall after the first (Latin) edition (1707), of Newton's treatise on algebra, or 'universal arithmetic,' his "most often read and republished mathematical work" (Whiteside). "Included are 'Newton's identities' providing expressions for the sums of the <i>i</i>th powers of the roots of any polynomial equation, for any integer <i>i</i>, plus a rule providing an upper bound for the positive roots of a polynomial, and a generalization, to imaginary roots, of René Descartes' Rule of Signs" (Parkinson, p. 138). About this last rule for determining the number of imaginary roots of a polynomial (which Newton offered without proof), Gjertsen (p. 35) notes: "Some idea of its originality ... can be gathered from the fact that it was not until 1865 that the rule was derived in a rigorous manner by James Sylvester." The tract by Halley on 'A new, accurate and easy method for finding the roots of any equations generally, without prior reduction' (pp. 259-272) had also been appended to the first Latin edition.<br/><br/> "In fulfillment of his obligations as Lucasian Professor, Newton first lectured on algebra in 1672 and seems to have continued until 1683. Although the manuscript of the lectures in [Cambridge University Library] carries marginal dates from October 1673 to 1683, it should not be assumed that the lectures were ever delivered. There are no contemporary accounts of them and, apart from Cotes who made a transcript of them in 1702, they seem to have been totally ignored. Whiteside (<i>Papers</i> V, p. 5) believes that they were composed 'over a period of but a few months' during the winter of 1683-4" (Gjertsen, pp. 33-4). In preparing the lectures Newton took the opportunity not only to extend Cartesian algebraic methods, but also to restore the geometrical analysis of the ancients, giving his lectures on algebra a strongly geometric flavor. Although the <i>Arithmetica</i> initially made little impact in Britain, on the Continent the reception accorded the lectures was more positive. "Leibniz, unhesitatingly divining their author beneath the cloak of anonymity, gave them a long review in the <i>Acta Eruditorum</i> of Leipzig in 1708. Written thirty years before, he noted, and now deservingly printed by William Whiston, he assured the reader that 'you will find in this little book certain particularities that you will seek in vain in great tomes on analysis.' His close associate, Johann Bernoulli, despite some adverse remarks paid Newton the compliment in 1728 of basing his own course on the elements of algebra upon Newton's text" (Hall, p. 174). <br/><br/> Little is known of the life of the translator Joseph Raphson: he was elected FRS in December 1689, having been proposed by Halley on the basis of his most important work <i>Analysis aequationum</i> (1690), which contains his independent discovery of what is now known as the Newton-Raphson method (or sometimes, unjustly, 'Newton's method') for the approximate numerical solution of equations. Newton had developed the method in his tract 'The method of fluxions,' composed in 1671 but not published until 1736, but Raphson's version is simpler and is the one widely used today. The nature and extent of Raphson's relationship with Newton remains unclear. According to Copenhaver, "Raphson was one of the few people whom Newton allowed to see his mathematical papers. As early as 1691, he and Edmund Halley were involved in plans to publish Newton's work of the early 1670's on quadrature of curves, a project fulfilled only in 1704, and then in a much different form. In 1711, Roger Cotes and William Jones arranged for Raphson to see some of Newton's papers '... pertinent to his design of writing an History of the Method of Fluxions'." Raphson did indeed write his <i>History of Fluxions</i>, the first history of the subject, but it did not appear until 1715, after Raphson had died (probably in 1712 - see Thomas & Smith, p. 158-9). It is unclear how pleased Newton was with this work despite its clear position in favour of Newton's claims to priority over those of Leibniz, and he probably delayed its publication. Certain letters which had passed between Newton and Leibniz were appended to copies of the first edition soon after its initial appearance, causing a dispute with Johann Bernoulli to erupt. Newton later admitted to Varignon that he had been responsible for the addition of the letters. <br/><br/> ESTC T18582; Babson 201; D. Gjertsen, <i>Newton Handbook</i>, 1986; A. R. Hall, <i>Isaac Newton</i>, 1992; R. S. Westfall, <i>Never at Rest</i>, 1983. For Raphson, see: B. Copenhaver, 'Jewish Theologies of Space in the Scientific Revolution: Henry More, Joseph Raphson, Isaac Newton and their Predecessors,' <i>Annals of Science</i> 37 (1980), 489-548; D. J. Thomas & J. M. Smith, 'Joseph Raphson, F.R.S.,' <i>Notes Rec. R. Soc. Lond.</i> 44 (1990), 151-167.. 8vo (192 x 118 mm), pp [iv], iv, 272 with eight folding engraved plates. Contemporary panelled calf (corners a bit worn, short crack at head of lower joint), red morocco lettering piece on spine. A very fine copy

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        Radier-Büchlein, handelt von der Etzkunst, nemlich: Wie man mit Scheidewasser in Kupffer etzen... solle. Beneben kurtzer Beschreibung, wie Kupferplatten abzudrucken... Nürnberg, Fürst 1689. 8°. 10Bll. 201S.3Bll. mit 18 Kupfertafeln, Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . Bircher B 1707 - Graesse I, 501 - nicht in Fromm u. BL.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Das klassische Werk über die Druckkunst erschien erstmals 1645 in Paris durch Abraham Bosse in französischer Sprache. Die Kupfer mit interessanten Darstellungen der verschiedenen Drucktechniken u. Werkstattdarstellungen.- Ebd. etw. fleckig, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Geographikon bibloi. Strabonis rerum geographicarum libri xvii. (Geographia cum notis Casauboni et aliorum. )

      Amsterdam: J. Wolters. 1707. Second Casaubons. Hardcover. Two volumes, folio [xlii], 677, [i]; 679-1329, [xcii] + errata leaf. Half-title; full page engraved pre-title. followed by rubricated title with engraved vignette. Parallel text in Greek and Latin. Dibdin II, 433. Blind-ruled & embossed Dutch vellum bindings. Both covers detached with some loss of vellum to spines.; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        "De Wetgeeving op den Berg Sinai. Exod. XIX." Erscheinung Gottes auf dem Berg Sinai (2. Buch Mosis, 19).

      . Kupferstich, auf Bütten. 33:42 cm. Pierre Mortier excud. - Vollrandiger sehr guter Abdruck, mit vertikaler Bugfalte, verso an den Rändern Tesafilmspuren. Literatur: Nagler aus 20. Tafel 63 aus: Historiae celeberrimae veteris et novis testamenti iconibus repraesentatae. Verlegt bei Chr. Weigel, Nürnberg 1707..

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        Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens [= Histoire naturelle, vols. XXXVII-XXXVIII].Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799. 2 volumes. 4to. Each volume with the same woodcut vase of flowers, 2 engraved headpieces, 63 full-page engraved plates, some tables in text. 19th-century uniform half calf, shell marbled sides, gold-tooled spines.

      Landwehr, Coloured plates 45; Nissen, ZBI 678; Schuh's Biobliography of mineralogy (online ed.), Buffon no. 4 (http://www.minrec.org/libdetail.asp?id=233). The reptile and amphibian section of Buffon's monumental work on the general and particular natural history. Many species (frogs, snakes, lizards, salamanders, turtles, etc.) are depicted in their natural habitat. The work is here in the new edition published at Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition. The last 2 leaves in vol. 1 give a list of the plates for both volumes.Georges Louis Leclerc (1707-1788) -- in 1717 his father became Comte de Buffon and Louis XV later made Georges Comte de Buffon -- was an inconspicuous student who only showed a special talent for mathematics. Initially he combined a career in finance with one in science, translating important works by Hales and Newton into French. In 1739 Buffon became director of the Jardin du Roi, later the Jardin des Plantes, and the Histoire naturelle may have originated as a description of the royal collection. It appeared from 1749 to 1804 and eventually comprised 44 volumes. Buffon was assisted among others by the anatomist Louis Daubenton, and the final volumes were completed after his death under the direction of Comte de Lacépède.From the Stedelijk Gymnasium Bibliotheek, with its stamp on title-pages and a few flyleaves. The present series on reptiles and amphibians had been followed (rather than preceded) by the series on minerals, so that the bindings are numbered 25 and 26. Bindings show some wear and abrasions.

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        Porträt von Carl von Linne

      ca. 1770er. Kupferstich auf Papier. Inschrift unter der Darstellung: 'CARL VON LINNE./ Im Verlag von Ernst Fleischer in Leipzig.' Signatur des Künstlers: 'F.W. Bollinger fec:'. Papier & Platte: 17,2 cm x 10,1 cm. Darstellung: 9,4 cm x 7,1 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Der Stich nach einem Porträt Carls von Linnes (1707-1778) wenige Jahre vor dessen Tod, zeigt den schwedischen Naturforscher, der die binäre Nomenklatur für Botanik und Zoologie schuf. Der mit Blumen versehene Kreuzorden am Band verweist einmal auf seinen 1756 errungenen Adelsrang und auf sein Wirken als Botaniker.

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        Auserlesener Anmerckungen uber allerhand wichtige Materien und Schrifften. Erster u. zweiter Teil (v. 5) in 1 Band. Franckfurt u. Leipzig, Renger 1704-05. 8°. 8 Bll., 416 S., 8 Bll.; 1 Bl., 388 S., 10 Bll.- Vorgeb.: Der nechste und leichteste Weg zur Oratoria Practica, welchen ein junger Mensch, eder anders in Oratorischen Wissenschafften etwas vor sich bringen wil. Betreffend: No I. Die Gleichnüß-Reden nach denen Adagiis nebst einem Consilio Privato. Leipzig, Chr. Hülße, 1705. 6 Bll., 68 S., mit gest. Frontispiz, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I) Kirchner 4372.- Die ersten beiden Jahrgänge der nur bis 1707 erschienenen Zeitschrift.- Enth. u.a.: J. H. Hoffmann ungedruckte Schriften; Ob Schulen nöthig und nützlich seyn zur Lehre der Weißheit; Ob jemahls Riesen inn der Welt gewesen; Von dem so genannten Philipps-Thaler; Von Fleisch essen; Von dem Halberstädtischen Bischoffthum.- II) ohne den 2. Teil ?Exempla?.- Etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig, vord. Deckel am oberen Rand mit kl. Fehlstelle.

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        Liburnica Regis Borussiae Ao 1707 Amstelodami constructa.

      . Kupferstich v. Joan Luder von Wolfgang, dat. 1707, 33 x 49. Nicht bei Fauser und Kiewitz; Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Wolfgang, J.L.- 1 . - Sehr seltenes Blatt. - Blick vom Spreeufer zur Stadt, im Vordergrund die königl. preuss. Yacht "Liburnica". Unter der Ansicht 4-spaltiger Text in lat. Sprache, verfaßt von David Hoogstratanus. Mit 2 dek. Kartuschen.

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