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        A Sermon Preached at Trinity-Church in New York, in America, Aug. 13, 1706. At the Funeral of the Right Honourable Katharine Lady Cornbury.Wife to His Excellency Edward Lord Viscount Cornbury.Govenor in Chief of the Provinces of New York, New Jersey, and Territories depending thereon in America

      for J. Morphew, London 1708 - Second English Edition. 16 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sabin 79841 Later fine full polished tan calf by Riviere, gilt lettered red morocco spine label. Fine

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        Plusieurs secrets rares et curieux pour la guérison des maladies, pour la metallique, l'?conomique, et les teintures; la médecine du Flos C?li; et autres curiositez.

      P., Pierre Aubouyn, Louis Pilorget, etc., 1708, in 12, de 9ff. 285 pp. 1f, 1 figure gravée d'alambic à pl.page, pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, p. de titre refaite, coiffes usées, un mors sup. lég. fendu. Intéressantes annotations anciennes en marge. (ex-libris du paysagiste, architecte, peintre et décorateur danois Mogens Tvede, 1897-1977) Description de procédés spagyriques, recettes médicales, d'économie domestique et de gastronomie. Curieux ouvrage où l'auteur parle d'une expérience pour "convertir l'air en eau" ainsi que de la manière de faire l'eau-forte, l'huile de talc, le rossoly de Turin, l'aquavita de la Princesse, la préparation de l'étain, des teintures, de l'amélioration des vins, et aussi de la médecine tirée du Flos c?li véritable "médecine universelle". ¶ Dorbon n°3831 "curieux ouvrage ... une partie assez conséquente est réservée au flos coeli... qui distillé donne la médecine universelle.." - Caillet n°9041 - Blake p.368 - Pas dans Duveen, ni Ferguson.

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        Fine letter signed in German with translation, (1660-1727, King of Great Britain & Ireland, Creator of the Cabinet System of Government)

      1708 - with an autograph subscription, sending his "friendship and duty and, moreover, affection and best wishes to begin with, Serene Highness and Prince, beloved Cousin. From your Highness's cousinly and kind letter of the 26th December We learn that it has pleased God to recall from this temporal life your youngest son, Prince Friedrich August . And out of our Christian sympathy with your Highness because of this untimely death, We therefore hope that the Almighty may compensate you by granting you great and lasting prosperity and many happy and joyous events .", he has ended the letter after his titles "My dear Prince, Ever ready to serve you, Your loyal Cousin Georg Ludewig, Elector", 2 sides folio with impression of his papered seal on half of the conjugate blank, Hanover, 15th January lacking bottom half of conjugate leaf, edges frayed, rather browned overall The future King begins his autograph subscription with the old formula "E.L.", standing for "Eure Liebden", literally "Your Belovedness", used only between royals or independent princes. In this respect it is like "Dear Cousin", here "Vetter". "Eure Liebden" is also in the text as "Ew: Lid:". He also writes "Cuhrfürst" for "Elector", instead of the usual spelling "Churfürst" found in the main text.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Projet d'une Dixme Royale qui supprimant la Taille, les Aydes.

      Sans Mention, Sans lieu 1708 - In-12 ( 180x110 mm ) plein veau blond d'époque, titre doré sur dos à 5 nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, fers et filets dorés dans les caissons, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches pigmentées de rouge.Bel Ex-libris à l'étiquette collée en contre-plat.XVI, 272 pages.Projet d'une Dixme Royale qui supprimant la Taille, les Aydes,les Doüanes d'une Province à l'autre, les Décimes du Clergé, les Affaires extraordinaires, & tous autres impôts onereux & non volontaire : Et diminuant le prix du Sel de moitié & plus, produiroit au Roy un Revenu Certain et Suffisant, sans frais & sans être à charge à l'un de ses Sujets plus qu'à l'autre, qui s'augmenteroit considerablement par la meilleur Culture des Terres.Par Monsieur le Maréchal DE VAUBAN, Chevalier des Ordres du Roy, Commissaire General des Fortifications, & Gouverneur de la Citadelle de Lille.2 Parties reliées en 1 volume.Avec une grande planche hors-texte dépliante du Dénombrement des Peuples du Royaume et du Contenu de la France en Lieuës quarrées et 2Tableaux dépliants hors-texte ( Formulaire en Table pour servir au Dénombrement et Formulaire qui peut servir tout un Pays, Election, Gouvernement, Baillage. ). anciens

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        l'Espagne divisée en tous ses royaumes et principautés suivant qu'ils sont compris sous les Couronnes de Castille et d'Aragon, possedees par le Roy Catholique et sous la couronne de Portugal possedee par le Roy de Portugal. Paris, Hubert Jaillot, [1708]. Engraved map on 2 assembled sheets (55.5 x 78 cm), engraved by Cordier. With title in decorated cartouche on the bottom right corner, scales and privilege in decorated cartouche on the bottom left corner, and a few lines coloured in green.

      Cf. Pastoureau, Jail. II A map 91. Large map of Spain and Portugal, this state with a privilege for 20 years, granted in 1708. Engraved by Cordier after the map by Nicolas Sanson.Strengthened fold, damaged corners, but map in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Ioannis Vastovii, Gothi, Vitis Aquilonia, sive vitae sanctorum regni Sveo-Gothici.

      Emendavit et notis illustravit Ericus Benzelius filius. Uppsala, J. H. Werneri, 1708. 4:o. (26),160 s.,1-76 spalter,77-84 s. Vackert och välbevarat samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och ljusröd titeletikett i marokäng. Stänkta snitt. Spridda lagerfläckar, dock fler i avsnittet med spalter. En skur små bläckfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 81. Tre maskhål, varav ett i texten på s. 91-92 och 99-100. Ett tiotal ytterligare blad med mindre maskhål vilka dock inte stör texten nämnvärt. Litet rosthål i spalt 18-19. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Bra exemplar. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1660, noten. Den svenska katoliken Johannes Vastovius följde Sigismund till Polen och blev dennes hovkaplan samt bibliotekarie i Krakow. Hans bok om svenska helgons leverne, som enligt Bring bygger på ganska ingående forskningar, utkom första gången i Köln 1623. Den behandlar skandinaviska "helgon" från biskop Hubertus på 800-talet till den s.k. Wiks-Pilt år 1525, av vilka flertalet aldrig blivit beatifierade, än mindre kanoniserade. Originalet blev tidigt sällsynt och utgavs av Erik Benzelius d.y. i en ny, kommenterad utgåva. Benzelius uteslöt påvebreven, men lät behålla originalets dedikation till Sigismund, dock med en lämplig reservation till läsarna.

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Mathematical and Philosophical Works of....Containing, I. The Discovery of a New World: Or, a Discourse Tending to Prove That 'tis Probable There May be Another Habitable World in the Moon. With a Discourse of the Possibility of a Passage Thither, Et

      London [1708-07]: T. Nicholson, 1708. FIRST Collected Edition. Full-Leather. Three parts in one volume, "Containing....I. The Discovery of a New World....II. That 'tis probable our Earth is One of the Planets. III. Mercury: Or, The Secret and Swift Messenger.... IV. Mathematical Magick: Or, the Wonders that may be perform'd by Mechanical Geometry. V. An Abstract of his Essay towards a Real Character....To which is prefix'd the Author's Life, and an account of his Works. 12mo, viii[6]274, [10]90, [8]184 pages. With Portrait frontispiece and both title pages. Numerous woodcuts. Bound in contemporary full paneled calf, front board separated; Darkened area toward gutter, of the first 15 leaves and the final 40 leaves; bookplate of James Walker, Christ Church, on front pastedown; neat owner name on FEP.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Leben seiner Majestaet Caroli III. Koenigs in Spanien und der Indien....vollkommene Historie dieses Successionsstreites...Zusammengestellt, von Johann Friedrich Braun.

      Gross, 1708. 2 voll. , in 16°, m. pelle, cc. nn. 7 + pp. 974 + cc. nn. 16 + pp. 974 + cc.nn. 16 + pp. 552 + cc. nn. 24 + 8 inc. nn. f. t. , più volte ripiegate (1° vol.) + cc. nn. 4 + pp. 774 + 967 + 9 inc. nn. f. t. , più volte ripiegate (2° vol.) Antip.con ritratto di Carlo III. Lettere ai d. in oro. Mende ai piatti ed ai d. Stampa a carattere gotico. Di particolare pregio le inc. che raffigurano: battaglie navali e terresti, piani di battaglie , piante di città... Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        Zuidelijk Afrika - Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres.

      In de tijd met de hand gekleurde kopergravure, met privilege in 1708 te Parijs vervaardigd/uitgegeven door Guillaume de l' Isle/ J.A. Dezauche.De l´Isle (1675-1724) was koninklijk geograaf en de meest invloedrijke cartograaf van het begin van de 18e eeuw. De kaart komt oorspronkelijk uit de Atlas de G?ographie' (1700-1712). Afmetingen: 48 x 61 cm. Prijs: ?625,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        MITAL OU AVENTURES INCROYABLES

      Charles Le Clerc 1708 - [BORDELON, Laurent] MITAL OU AVENTURES INCROYABLES, Et toute-fois, etc. Ces Aventures contiennent quinze Relations d'un Voyage rempli d'un très-grand nombre de différentes sortes de Prodiges, de Merveilles, d'Usages, de Coutumes, d'Opinions, et de Divertissements. A Paris, Chez Charles Le Clerc, 1708 SUIVI DE : SUITE DE MITAL, OU AVENTURES INCROYABLES, etc. Contenant LA CLEF, deux Lettres, plusieurs Scènes, une Table Alphabétique des noms de plus de cent quatre-vignts Auteurs, cités sur ce qu'il y a de plus incroyable dans ces Aventures. A Paris, Chez Charles Le Clerc, 1708 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-12 (17 x 10 cm) de XIV-(2)-438-(2) et 118-(2) pages. La Suite possède sa propre page de titre. Reliure de l'époque plein veau brun. Reliure frottée et usée aux coiffes et coins avec manques, mais néanmoins solide. Dos richement orné aux petits fers dorés, légèrement frotté. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Intérieur frais. Petit manque de papier sur 2 cm de hauteur environ en tête de la garde blanche. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Cette amusante et curieuse facétie romanesque est l'oeuvre du non moins facétieux abbé Laurent Bordelon (1653-1730). Cet infatigable polygraphe, auteur des Aventures de Monsieur Oufle (ouvrage non moins Ouf que celui-ci .) donne ici un récit de voyage merveilleux et insensé. N'attendez de moi que du Merveilleux, écrit-il dans la Préface. Il suffit de citer quelques titres de chapitres pour se faire une idée : d'une montre vivante ; d'un chat volant ; des oiseaux ennemis des adultères ; du Diable caché sous les ongles ; des eaux des fleuves changées en sang ; d'une servante accusée de sortilège ; d'une ceinture faite de la peau d'un veau marin ; de poissons gigantesques et monstrueux ; d'un corbeau blanc ; des oiseaux cornus et des serpents à sept têtes, etc. Par ailleurs on trouve aux pages 267 à 296, XII scènes du Coram et du Clam, très curieuses ; ainsi qu'aux pages 334 à 362, IX scènes des Grands et des Petits ; ces pages ont été supprimées de la plupart des exemplaires (Cf. Catalogue de la Bibliothèque Soleinne, n°1552). Une note manuscrite ancienne (signée A. de B.) indique que cet ouvrage est très précieux pour les nombreuses indications du Supplément (Suite). Référence : Dorbon, n°429 (fiche de libraire) : "Très rare avec sa suite [.] ouvrage abracadabrant". BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CE LIVRE RARE ICI BIEN COMPLET DU SUPPLÉMENT QUI MANQUE SOUVENT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poësies de madame et mademoiselle Deshoulieres

      New editionBound in red full morocco signed late nineteenth Thompson. Back with nerves decorated. Gilt title and date. triple net framing the boards. Rich inner frieze. Gilt edges. Slight friction tail and bottom border. Chez François Foppens A Bruxelles 1708 2 tomes en un Vol. in-12 (9,7x15,7cm) 247pp. (6) (3bc.) ; 265pp. (12) relié

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        ITALIAE GALLICAE SIVE GALLIAE CISALPINAE NOVA DESCRIPTIO

      1708. Carta storica dell'Italia settentrionale, che mette in particolare risalto il territorio abitato dagli Insubres. Attenta la raffigurazione dell'idrografia ed orografia. Coloritura coeva.Bibliografia: Dionigi, n. 36

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        OURESIPHOITES HELVETICUS, SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA:

      London, Henry Clements, 1708.. in quibus Incolæ, Animalia, Plantæ, Montium Altitudines Barometricæ, CÂœli & Soli Temperies, Aquæ medicatæ, Mineralia, Metalla, Lapides figurati, aliaque Fossilia : & quicquid insuper in Natura, Artibus, & Antiquitate, per Alpes Helveticas & Rhæticas, rarum sit, & notatu dignum, exponitur, & Iconibus illustratur.... Imprimatur, Is. Newton, P.R.S. First word of title is transliterated from the Greek, text in Latin, FIRST EDITION 1708. Small 4to, approximately 235 x 170 mm, 9¼ x 6¾ inches, in three parts, each with a separate title page, and each with a different engraved pictorial dedication leaf addressed to the Royal Society, that to Part II being double page, portrait of Scheuchzer opposite general title page, engraved by Jos. Nutting after Melchior Fusslinus, plus 41 plates including 2 folding, pages: [6], 57, [1]; [2],72; [2], 22, (2 - blank), bound in full modern panelled calf, blind stamped decoration to covers, richly gilt spine, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label, red speckled edges and new endpapers. Occasional very slight light browning, small loss from upper corner of 1 text page, not affecting page number or text, plate VII in the second journey has a small circle hand coloured blue depicting the earth in the middle of mists and clouds. A very good clean tight copy of the first edition complete with all 44 plates and the portrait. Johann Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss scholar, a mathematician and naturalist and a doctor of medicine. He was a correspondent and friend of Isaac Newton and a Fellow of the Royal Society to whom at Newton's suggestion this work was dedicated. Newton's imprimatur appears on the title page and the engraved plates were executed at the expense of Newton, whose name appears on the 3 engraved dedication plates, and other Royal Society members such as Hans Sloane and Edmund Halley, plus other prominent university men. Scheuchzer was one of greatest Alpine tourists of his day and in this work describes his observations during three journeys made in 1702, 1703 and 1704. The three dedication plates and many others show views from his journeys including geological formations, others depict botanical and geological specimens, and equipment. Babson, Isaac Newton, page 175, No. 389. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        JACOBI GUILIEMI IMHOF STEMMA REGIUM LUSITANICUM,

      - SIVE HISTORIA GENEALOGICA FAMILIAE REGIAE PORTUGALLIAE. A prima origine usque ad praesens aevum deductae et narratione rerum in Portugalliae à condito regno gestarum, ac factorum memorabiliorum illustratae INSIGNIUMQUE ICONIBUS EXORNATAE. Amstaelodami, Apud Zachariam Chatelain, juxta curiam. ANNO MDCCVIII. [1708]. De 37x25 cm. Com 72 pags. Encadernação da época cartonada. Profusamente ilustrado com diagramas genealógicos no texto e brasões de armas das descendências da Casa Real portuguesa em linha recta e também nas linhas colaterais. Obra contém as linhas colaterais dos reis de Portugal, nomeadamente: Casa de Bragança (Oropesa, Sarria, Cadaval, Veragua [descendência de Cristóvão Colombo], Odemira, e Vimioso), Casa de Lencastre (Aveiro, Abrantes e Avis), e Vária (descendentes identificados e não entroncados) ; Condes de Villar do Prado; e Sousas (Marqueses de Minas e Marqueses de Arronches). A página 29 apresenta o entroncamento de Cristóvão Colombo (descobridor das Índias Ocidentais, Almirante Maior e Vice-Rei das Índias) na família real portuguesa com o título de Duques de Veragua e Marqueses da Jamaica. O esquema genealógico final (pag. 72) apresenta a descendência de Colombo em igualdade com outras descendências colaterais. Cada capítulo da obra apresenta os esquemas genealógicos, um texto de exegese histórica, comentários retirados de outras obras de referência cuja bibliografia se encontra colocada em rodapé. Imhof Jacob Wilhelm (1651-1728) autor de várias obras genealógicas entre as quais ?Recherches Historiques et Genealogiques des Grandes d'Espagne. Amsterdam, 1707? Binding: contemporary cardboard. Work on the Portuguese Royal Family tree and its genealogical history. Profusely illustrated with diagrams and coats-of-arms of the Portuguese Royal House and their collateral relatives (straight line and side lines of descent). Such collateral lines of the kings of Portugal are comprehensive to: House of Braganza (Oropesa, Sarria, Cadaval, Veragua [descent of Christopher Columbus], Odemira and Vimioso), House of Lancaster (Aveiro, Abrantes and Avis), and Various (descendants identified and not stalked); Condes de Villar del Prado, and Sousa (Marquis of Minas and Marquis of Arronches). Page 29 shows the intersection of Christopher Columbus (discoverer of the West Indies, Admiral and Viceroy of the Indies) in the Portuguese royal family with the title of Duke of Veragua and Marquis of Jamaica. The final pedigree diagram (p. 72) presents the descendants of Columbus on a par with other collateral descent. Each chapter of the book presents: a genealogical diagram; a text of historical exegesis; commentaries taken from other reference works whose bibliography is placed below. Jacob Wilhelm Imhof (1651-1728) was author of several genealogical books including 'Recherches Historiques et des Grandes Genealogiques d'Espagne. Amsterdam, 1707. ' Location/localizacao: 3-A5-A-1

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        Die Chur-Brandenburgische Hoff-Wehe-Mutter das ist: ein höchst-nöthiger Unterricht, von schweren und unrecht-stehenden Geburten, in einem Gespräch vorgestellet, wie nemlich, durch Göttlichen Beystand eine wohl-unterrichtete und geübte Wehe-Mutter, mit Verstand und geschickter Hand, dergl

      Joh. Michael Rudiger. Berlin. 1708. Small quarto. Engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, title, (1), (25), (1) [dated 1689]), (2), 260 (233-4 omitted in pagination: complete), (14)pp index. 43 further engraved plates, including one folding engraved plate. Historiated initials. Decorative headpieces and tailpieces. Later full calf, endpapers, spine in six compartments, raised bands, leather label, decorative blind tooling to boards. Pages untrimmed, uniformly toned. Occasional small closed marginal tears. Occasional minor marks. Faded marginal signature to title.Justina Siegemundin [Justine Siegemund] (1636-1705) The Court Midwife. Queen Mary II of England encouraged her to publish these extensive notes and researches which immediately became the standard work on obstetrics.

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        Kleines Bilder-Cabinet [Worinnen] zur Erlernung der vier Sprachen I. Teutsch, II. Lateinisch, III. Französisch und IV. Italianisch [die üblichste Wörter in Bilder ausgedrückt]. [Viersprachiges Bildwörterbuch].

      Augsburg, Augsburg, Martin Engelbrecht, [ca. ] oder der 2. Druck: Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, 1735. 1708 - Privater Halbledereinband, 8°, 65 [von 98] Kupferstiche, montierte Blätter mit je 9 Illustrationen, somit 585 [von ursprünglich 882] Abbildungen, handkoloriert, jedes Blatt mit einer Überschrift und jeweils 4 Bildunterschriften in den 4 Sprachen; -Einband stärker bestossen und berieben, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Papier durchgehend stärker gebräunt, 2 Blätter mit einem Abriss. Bildergrammatik nach dem Vorbild des *Liber memoralis* von Christoph Cellarius. Ursprünglich enthielt das Buch eine Grammatik eines anonymen C.Z. Die Bilder zur Unterstützung des Vokabellernens sollen *der Einbildungs-Krafft sonderlich bey zarten Gemüthern trefflich zu statten kommen.* [aus dem Vorbericht]. Johann Amos Comenius *Orbis sensualium pictus* (Die sichtbare Welt in Bildern) von 1658 gilt als *Ahnherr aller Kinderbilderbücher*. Martin Engelbrecht brachte 1708 ein viersprachiges Bilderkabinett heraus, das 1735 von Peffer erneut gedruckt wurde. Wegehaupt; 1156; dort irrtümlich Bilderbuch-Cabinet. Brüggemann, Monschein, Schug. [Ich danke Herrn U. Schäfer für seine große Hilfe].

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        THE EMPEROR MARCUS ANTONINUS HIS CONVERSATION WITH HIMSELF. TOGETHER WITH THE PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE OF THE LEARNED GATAKER. AS ALSO, THE EMPEROR';S LIFE, WRITTEN BY MONSIEUR D';ACIER, AND SUPPORTED BY THE AUTHORITIES COLLECTED BY DR. STANHOPE. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE MYTHOLOGICAL PICTURE OF CEBES THE THEBAN, &C. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE RESPECTIVE ORIGINALS ...

      London: Printed for Richard Sare ..., 1708. [10],420pp. Octavo. Original paneled calf, spine labeled in manuscript, small paper shelf-label. 1711 ownership signature of William Bickford on title and on rear free endsheet, slight tanning and a bit of foxing to endleaves, institutional bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good or better copy. Second, corrected edition of Jeremy Collier's translation, first published in 1701 and reprinted in 1702. Most widely known for the controversy provoked by his assault on perceived immorality on the English stage, Collier seems not to have won everyone over with his translations either: "An inelegant translation, abounding with vulgar and ludicrous expressions" - Lowndes. ESTC T73928. LOWNDES I:54.

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        Some Familiar Letters

      1708. First Edition . LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters Between Mr. Locke, and Several of his Friends. London: A. and J. Churchill, 1708. Octavo, contemporary full brown panelled calf rebacked, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $1600.First edition of this important posthumous collection of LockeÂ’s letters—“of considerable interest to students of the development of LockeÂ’s philosophical works”—scarce in contemporary calf.“Shortly after LockeÂ’s death, correspondents began publishing LockeÂ’s letters. The first authorized collection was Some Familiar Letters” (Holton, 385). This signal volume contains many that “are of considerable interest to students of the development of LockeÂ’s philosophical works,” and also offers his “interesting comments on Sir Richard Blackmore, Leibnitz, Le Clerc and others.” Letters notably features LockeÂ’s correspondence with William Molyneux and Philippo van Limborch (with whom he communicates in Latin). Molyneux, an important philosopher in his own right, “was not only a friend of Locke but also a helpful critic of his philosophical works” (Pforzheimer, 635). In many ways, Molyneux was “LockeÂ’s most enthusiastic disciple. He sent him many suggestions for improvements in the Essay on Human Understanding and his affection was fully returned by his master.” It was to Molyneux that Locke spoke of the progress of his writing, observing: “He that follows truth impartially seldom pleases any set of men.” While in Holland Locke also came to value the friendship of van Limborch; “They sympathized upon religious questions, and kept up an affectionate correspondence during LockeÂ’s life” (DNB). Mispagination as issued (470 for 370) without loss of text; L3 signed K3. Text in English, Latin and French. Lowndes, 1380. Pforzheimer 611. Yolton 346. Minor edge-wear to front free endpaper, slight rubbing to boards. A highly desirable near-fine copy.

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        Dictionnaire Universel Geographique et Historique Contenant la Description Des Royaumes, Empires, Estats, Provinces, Pays, Contrees, Deserts, Villes, Bourgs, Abbayes, Chasteaux, Forteresses, Mers, Rivieres, Lacs... (Three Volumes)

      Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1708 Complete in three volumes measuring approx. 38 x 25 cm. Full leather with raised spine bands and leather spine labels. Edges of text are dyed red. Marbled end leaves. Black and red ink on title pages. Steel engraving on title pages and first leaf of contents. Leather is rubbed and scuffed. Joints, external show some cracks, though cover remain tight. Spine bands remain good, with gilt lettering being clear. Book plate and small tag on front paste downs. Moisture stains on first several leaves near front of Vols. I and III. First few leaves of Vol. II show crease. Vol. II also shows a couple small worm holes in covers. All three volumes remain tight, and contents are generally clean and intact aside from the above described faults. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. . Full Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio.

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        Les Tyndarides, tragédie

      - Pierre Ribou, Paris 1708, in-12 (9x16,5cm), (8) 86pp. (4), relié. - Prima edizione di questa tragedia in cinque atti. Rilegatura contemporanea in pieno marocchino rosso. Torna con cinque nervi decorate con scatole e ornamenti dorati. Doppia piatti di coaching maglia. Rotolo d'oro in curva. Tutti i bordi dorato. Alcuni rossori molto trascurabile. La biblioteca Jean Bernard, con i suoi ex libris.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de cette tragédie en cinq actes. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés. Double filet en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Quelques très infimes rousseurs. De la bibliothèque Bernard Jean, avec son ex-libris.  

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        Sammelbild mit 10 Ansichten, darunter Konstanz, Schwäbisch-Hall, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Ulm und Villingen.

       Kupferstich von Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, 1708, 13 x 18,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Mittig mit zwei größeren Ansichten von Augsburg und Njmwegen, außerdem vorhanden Basel und Schaffhausen. - Von größter Seltenheit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Souvenir-Blätter

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        Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries

      , 1708. 1708. First Edition . NISHIKAWA, Joken. Zouho Kai Tsuushoukou [Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries, Revised and Expanded]. No place, no publisher, [1708]. Five volumes bound as one. Octavo, 19th century three-quarter red morocco, original paper wrappers bound in. $9800.First edition of this early description of Japanese knowledge of the West, illustrated with some of the earliest Japanese images of Indians, the Dutch, Western ships, a map of the known world including the Americas (with California labeled as both an island and part of the continent), and a detailed map of China.Geographer, astronomer, and interpreter Nishikawa was a prolific writer in late 17th and early 18th century Japan, specializing in works about non-Japanese countries, and was very popular amongst traders and merchants. At the time this book was written, Japan was closed to foreigners by order of the Shogun, with the exception of two islands in Nagasaki harbor. Being from Nagasaki, Nishikawa had access to information about the non-Japanese world, and it was from his texts that many in Japan gained their chief knowledge of other countries. His works feature, for example, the earliest Japanese depictions of Westerners and Native Americans. This particular text is notable for containing the first Japanese account of Arabs, Islam, and the Ottoman Empire. It has early Japanese maps of both the world and Asia, each map measuring 10x8-1/2 inches. Volumes I and II deal with China, Volume III with Korea, the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Taiwan, and other islands in the vicinity, and Volumes IV and V deal with Europe and the rest of the world, and include lists of products traded with each nation. In 1695, Nishikawa came out with a two volume text, Joken. Kai Tsuushoukou, which proved so popular that in 1708 he came out with this, a greatly expanded text, to which he added the word

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        andAringkskillige Anmaerkningar oefwer tessa tiders astrologiska phantantiska och enthusiasticka prognostiker spandaringdomar och Prophetier betrandaumlffande menniskjans wandaumlsende och wandel i gemen men i synnerhet religions och statz saker fandoumlrnemligast i the nordiska landaumlnder

      

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        Essay d'Analyse sur les Jeux de Hazard.

      Paris: J. Quilau, 1708. Rare first edition, and a fine copy, of the first separately published textbook of probability. "In 1708 [Montmort] published his work on Chances, where with the courage of Columbus he revealed a new world to mathematicians" (Todhunter, p. 78). "The Essay (1708) is the first published comprehensive text on probability theory, and it represents a considerable advance compared with the treatises of Huygens (1657) and Pascal (1665). Montmort continues in a masterly way the work of Pascal on combinatorics and its application to the solution of problems on games of chance. He also makes effective use of the methods of recursion and analysis to solve much more difficult problems than those discussed by Huygens. Finally, he uses the method of infinite series, as indicated by Bernoulli (1690)" (Hald, p. 290). "Montmort's book on probability, Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard, which came out in 1708, made his reputation among scientists" (DSB). Based on the problems set forth by Huygens in his De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae (1657) (published as an appendix to Frans van Schooten's Exercitationum mathematicarum), the Essay spawned Abraham de Moivre's two important works De Mensura Sortis (1711) and Doctrine of Chances (1718), as well as Jacob I Bernoulli's celebrated Ars Conjectandi (1713). ABPC/RBH list just two copies of this first edition (Christie's 1981 and Hartung 1987). The modern theory of probability is generally agreed to have begun with the correspondence between Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal in 1654 on the solution of the 'Problem of points'; this was published in Fermat's Varia Opera (1679). Pascal included his solution as the third section of the second part of his 36-page Traité du triangle arithmétique (1665), which was essentially a treatise on pure mathematics. "Huygens heard about Pascal's and Fermat's ideas [on games of chance] but had to work out the details for himself. His treatise De ratiociniis in ludo aleae ... essentially followed Pascal's method of expectation. ... At the end of his treatise, Huygens listed five problems about fair odds in games of chance, some of which had already been solved by Pascal and Fermat. These problems, together with similar questions inspired by other card and dice games popular at the time, set an agenda for research that continued for nearly a century. The most important landmarks of this work are Bernoulli's Ars conjectandi (1713), Montmort's Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard (editions in 1708 and 1711 [i.e., 1713]) and De Moivre's Doctrine of Chances (editions in 1718, 1738, and 1756). These authors investigated many of the problems still studied under the heading of discrete probability, including gamblers ruin, duration of play, handicaps, coincidences and runs. In order to solve these problems, they improved Pascal and Fermat's combinatorial reasoning, summed infinite series, developed the method of inclusion and exclusion, and developed methods for solving the linear difference equations that arise in using Pascal's method of expectations." (Glenn Schafer in Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (1994), Grattan-Guiness (ed.), p. 1296). "It is not clear why Montmort undertook a systematic exposition of the theory of games of chance. Gaming was a common pastime among the lesser nobility whom he frequented, but it had not been treated mathematically since Christiaan Huygens' monograph of 1657. Although there had been isolated publications about individual games, and occasional attempts to come to grips with annuities, Jakob I Bernoulli's major work on probability, the Ars conjectandi, had not yet been published. Bernoulli's work was nearly complete at his death in 1705; two obituary notices give brief accounts of it. Montmort set out to follow what he took to be Bernoulli's plan ... "[Montmort] continued along the lines laid down by Huygens and made analyses of fashionable games of chance in order to solve problems in combinations and the summation of series. For example, he drew upon the game that he calls "treize," in which the thirteen cards of one suit are shuffled and then drawn one after the other. The player who is drawing wins the round if and only if a card is drawn in its own place, that is, if the nth card to be drawn is itself the card n. In the generalized game, the pack consists of m cards marked in serial order ... "The greatest value of Montmort's book lay perhaps not in its solutions but in its systematic setting out of problems about games, which are shown to have important mathematical properties worthy of further work. The book aroused Nikolaus I Bernoulli's interest in particular and the 1713 edition includes the mathematical correspondence of the two men. This correspondence in turn provided an incentive for Nikolaus to publish the Ars conjectandi of his uncle Jakob I Bernoulli ... "The work of De Moivre is, to say the least, a continuation of the inquiries of Montmort. Montmort put the case more strongly--he accused De Moivre of stealing his ideas without acknowledgment. De Moivre's De mensura sortis appeared in 1711 and Montmort attacked it scathingly in the 1713 edition of his own Essay. Montmort's friends tried to soothe him, and largely succeeded. He tried to correspond with De Moivre, but the latter seldom replied. In 1717 Montmort told Brook Taylor that two years earlier he had sent ten theorems to De Moivre; he implied that De Moivre could be expected to publish them" (DSB). "The value of Montmort's work resides partly in his scholarship. He was well-versed in the work of chance of his predecessors (Pascal, Fermat, Huygens), met Newton on one of a number of visits to England, corresponded with Leibniz, but remained on good terms with both sides during the strife between their followers. The summation of finite series is an element of Montmort's mathematical interests which enters into his probability work and distinguishes it from the earlier purely combinatorial problems arising out of enumeration of equiprobable sample points. Although the Essay to a large extent deals with the analysis of popular gambling games, it focuses on their mathematical properties and is thus written for mathematicians rather than gamblers ... Montmort's best-known contribution to elementary probability is a result connected with the card games Rencontre, Treize, and Snap, in which n distinct objects are assigned a specific order, while n matching objects are assigned a random order ... Montmort also worked with Nicolaus [I Bernoulli] on the problem of duration of play in the gambler's ruin problem, possibly prior to de Moivre, and at the time the most difficult problem solved in this subject area" (Heyde & Seneta, Statisticians of the Centuries, p. 53). "Pierre Rémond de Montmort (1678-1719) was born into a wealthy family of the French nobility. As a young man he traveled in England, the Netherlands, and Germany. Shortly after his return to Paris in 1699 his father dies and left him a large fortune. He studied Cartesian philosophy under Malebranche and studied the calculus on his own. ... Montmort corresponded with Leibniz whom he greatly admired. He was also on good terms with Newton whom he visited in London. In 1709 he printed 100 copies of Newton's De Quadratura at his own expense ... through John Bernoulli, he also offered to print Ars Conjectandi. He was on friendly terms with Nicholas Bernoulli and Brook Taylor" (Hald, pp. 286-7). The Royal Society elected Montmort a Fellow in 1715 and the Academic Royale des Sciences made him an associate member (as he was not a resident of Paris) the following year. For detailed accounts of the work see David, Games, Gods and Gambling (1962), Chap. 14; Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, Chap. 18; Todhunter, History of the Theory of Probability (1867), Chap. 7. Sotheran's 3059 ('rare'). 4to (261 x 197 mm), pp [i-iii] iv-xxiv, 189, [3], with three folding plates.Contemporary vellum, red morocco title label to spine, engraved book plate of Sir Francis Hopkins to front paste-down. Uniform very light browning throughout, paper flaw in G3. Rare in such good condition.

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        Manuscript Captain's Commission Signed

      Not published, Paris, France 1708 - 11.5" (height) x 19-5/8" (width) vellum commission appointing Capt. St. Marc, captain of royal vessel "Le Heros" of the "Compagnie Royalle de Guinee." Small portion of document torn from top slightly affecting one word. Folded into eighths with minor creasing at folds. Sixteen lines of text (10-15 words per line) signed "Pontchartrain" and "Crozat" in the bottom margin, and signed "Landais" (Etienne Landais), "Rasle" (Claude Cesar Rasle), "Thome" (Pierre Thome 1669-1710), "Legendre" (Le Gendre d'Armeny a.k.a. Joseph Le Gendre d'Armenie, brother of Crozat's wife), "Ponthon" (Charles Ponthon, uncle of President Henault), "Vanolle", "Maynon" (Vincent Maynon 1645-1728) and by another individual (Ravenaux?) yet to be identified. Matted for display. French history; Slavery. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MAPPAMONDO - "Mappe monde pour connoitre les progres & les conquistes les plus remarquables ds Provinces -Unies, Ainsy que celles des compagnies d'Orient et d'Occident. Et les Pais quelles possedent dans l'un et dans l'autre Hemisphere. ou description generale du Globe Terrestre" Splendido planisfero 

      1708. Inc. in rame, f. 45x34,5 cm. ca. In: Atlas Historique ou novelle... A Amsterdam, chez Chatelain... 

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        Poësies de madame et mademoiselle Deshoulieres

      - Chez François Foppens, A Bruxelles 1708, 2 tomes en un Vol. in-12 (9,7x15,7cm), 247pp. (6) (3bc.) ; 265pp. (12), relié. - Nuova edizione Bound in rosso pieno marocchino firmato fine del XIX Thompson. Torna con i nervi decorati. Titolo Gilt e la data. triple net inquadrare i piatti. Ricco fregio interno. Bordi Gilt. Lieve coda attrito e bordo inferiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition après l'originale parue en 1688 (un second volume fut ajouté ultérieurement). Un beau portrait au frontispice en médaillon et une vignette de titre répétée au tome II. pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge fin XIXe signée Thompson. Dos à nerfs orné. Titre et date dorés. triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Riche frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Léger frottement en queue et bordure inférieure. Rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Madame Deshoulières fut regardée comme la première poétesse de son temps, elle devint en outre la première académicienne. Elle tenait un des salons les plus brillants de l'époque, c'était un esprit fin et remarquablement cultivé, s'intéressant de près aux sciences. sa poésie reflète l'esprit galant du XVIIe, mais sa morale également ; les volumes rassemblant chansons, épitres, idylles, tragédies et pièces de circonstance. Elle fut une précieuse, évoluant dans le cercle du Luxembourg auprès de la duchesse de Montpensier et dans un cercle de libertins. L'édition de ses Poësies fit beaucoup pour sa gloire littéraire contemporaine. 

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        MISSION HISTORIAL DE MARRUECOS

      Francisco Garay, Sevilla 1708 - Portada ( a 2 tintas) + 829 págs.- + Tabla (IV hojas) + Índice(V hojas). Pequeña restauración caligráfica en la última hoja del ïndice. Texto a 2 columnas. Papel basatante limpio. En que se trata de los martirios,persecuciones y trabajos que han padecido los Missioneros, y frutos que han cogido las Missiones, que desde sus principios tuvo la Orden Seraphica en el Imperio de Marruecos, y continua la Provincia de San Diego de Franciscos Descalços de Andalucía en el mismo Imperio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Piscium querelae et vindiciae.

      Zurich, Sumptibus authoris, Typis Gessnerianis, 1708. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée de 5 grandes et belles planches dépliantes gravées, la plupart de poissons fossiles. On y trouve aussi un crocodile. Le titre peut se traduire par : "Les doléances et revendications des poissons". Scheuchzer est sans doute le premier à avoir compris que les fossiles étaient les restes d'organismes vivants. Il avait commencé une collection de fossiles dès 1690, qui devint vite célèbre et le mis en contact du monde savant. Il a étudié une grande variété de fossiles et peut être considéré comme le père de la paléontologie européenne. Relié à la suite : SCHEUCHZER. Agrostographia, sive, graminum, juncorum, cyperorum, cyperoidum iisque affinium historia. Zurich, Typis et Sumptibus Bodmerianis, 1719. (40), 512, (24) pp., 19 planches gravées. Première édition de cet ouvrage sur les graminées, illustré de 19 planches, certaines dépliantes. Nissen BBI 1751. Très bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 5 large and beautifull engraved plates, most of them of fossils' fishes. The title translates as "The grievances and claims of fishes". Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was the first to understand that fossils were the remains of organic beings and presented the fish themselves as making this case. The fossil collection that Scheuchzer began assembling in 1690 soon became famous and brought Scheuchzer to the attention of the scholarly world. He worked on a great variety of fossils and is considered the founder of European paleontology. Bound with : Agrostographia, sive, graminum, juncorum, cyperorum, cyperoidum iisque affinium historia. Zurich, Typis et Sumptibus Bodmerianis, 1719. (40), 512, (24) pp., 19 plates. First edition of this work on grass, illustrated by 19 engraved plates. Very nice copy in contemporary binding. In-4. Collation : (2), 36 pp., 5 planches dépliantes h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Essay d'Analyse sur les Jeux de Hazard.

      Paris: J. Quilau, 1708. Rare first edition, first issue (i.e., without plates and with significant textual differences in comparison with the second issue also from 1708 which has plates). Based on the problem's set forth by Huygens in his famous treatise De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae (1657), it spawned the publication of De Moivre's two important works De Mesura Sortis (1711) and Doctrine of Chances (1718) as well as Bernoulli's celebrated Ars Conjectandi (1713). "Huygens heard of about Pascal's and Fermat's ideas [on games of chance] but had to work out the details for himself. His treatise De ratiociniis in ludo aleae ... essentially followed Pascal's method of expectation. ... At the end of his treatise, Huygens listed five problems about fair odds in games of chance, some of which had already been solved by Pascal and Fermat. These problems, together with similar questions inspired by other card and dice games popular at the time, set an agenda for research that continued for nearly a century. The most important landmarks of this work are Bernoulli's Ars conjectandi (1713), Montmort's Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard (editions in 1708 and 1711 [recto: 1713]) and De Moivre's Doctrine of Chances (editions in 1718, 1738, and 1756). These authors investigated many of the problems still studied under the heading of discrete probability, including gamblers ruin, duration of play, handicaps, coincidences and runs. In order to solve these problems, they improved Pascal and Fermat's combinatorial reasoning, summed infinite series, developed the method of inclusion and exclusion, and developed methods for solving the linear difference equations that arise in using Pascal's method of expectations." (Glenn Schafer in Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, Ed. Grattan-Guiness). "In 1708 [Montmort] published his work on Chances, where with the courage of Columbus he revealed a new world to mathematicians." (Todhunter). "The greatest value of Montmort's book lay perhaps not in its solutions but in its systematic setting out of problems about games, which are shown to have important mathematical properties worthy of further work. The book aroused Nikolaus I Bernoulli's interest in particular and the 1713 edition includes the mathematical correspondence of the two men. This correspondence in turn provided an incentive for Nikolaus to publish the Ars conjectandi of his uncle Jakob I Bernoulli, thereby providing mathematics with a first step beyond mere combinatorial problems in probability. The work of De Moivre is, to say the least, a continuation of the inquiries of Montmort. Montmort put the case more strongly--he accused De Moivre of stealing his ideas without acknowledgment. De Moivre's De mensura sortis appeared in 1711 and Montmort attacked it scathingly in the 1713 edition of his own Essay." "Pierre Rémond de Montmort (1678-1719) was born into a wealthy family of the French nobility. As a young man he traveled in England, the Netherlands, and Germany. Shortly after his return to Paris in 1699 his father dies and left him a large fortune. He studied Cartesian philosophy under Malebranche and studied the calculus on his own. ... Montmort corresponded with Leibniz whom he greatly admired. He was also on good terms with Newton whom he visited in London. In 1709 he printed 100 copies of Newton's De Quadratura at his own expense. As noted earlier, through John Bernoulli, he also offered to print Ars Conjectandi. He was on friendly terms with Nicholas Bernoulli and Brook Taylor." (Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, Chap. 18). For detailed accounts of the work see: David's Games, Gods and Gambling, Chap. 14; Todhunter, History of the Theory of Probability, Chap. 7. Sotheran's 3059 (described as 'rare'). 4to (249 x 180 mm), contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, some light wear to joints and spine. Engraved vignette on title, author's name added in fine manuscript (the work was published anonymously), old library stamp partially removed from title, several headpieces showing gambling scenes, and two engraved figures in text of the backgammon board. Pp xxiv 189 (3). Light browning to some gatherings. A very good copy of this rare book: ABPC lists just two records (Christie's 1981 and Hartung 1987).

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        A Mechanical Account of Poisons in Several Essays. The second edition, revised, with additions.

      Printed by J.M. for Ralph Smith 1708 [16], 189, [3]pp, half title, cancel titlepage, folding plate. 8vo. A v.g. clean copy, plate detached from binding. Full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, morocco label; expert repairs to joints, v. sl. wear to corners.ESTC T55004, noting that this is not a re-issue of the 1702 edition. The treatise was well received and established Mead's reputation. He dissected vipers and swallowed venom to prove that puncture is necessary to produce the effect, and also considered other poisonous animals, plants including opium, and toxic natural gases.

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        Lettres sur divers sujets de morale et de pieté

      Chez Jacques Estienne. First EditionBound in red full morocco contemporary. Backpacks ornate nerves. Title and golden decorations and volume number. Triple framing fillet on plates with angular florets. Chez Jacques Estienne A Paris 1708 in-12 (9x16cm) (24) 290pp. (8) et (12) 516pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Dissertazione delle morti improvise nelle quali si ragiona delle perucche, e degli acidi; con un discorso dello scieglimento delle balie.

      Roma, presso Francesco Gonzaga, 1708 , 4to legatura in piena pergamena coeva con iscrizione manoscritta al dorso, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, pp. (8)-84-(8)-(4)-40-(4) con capolettera figurati xilografici, qualche brunitura. Grande ex-libris di appartenenza "Loris Premuda" applicato al risguardo.

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        A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and Determined . . . With Directions for Justices of the Peace and Others . . . From the Original Manuscript, under his own Hand [etc.]

      Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.]. First edition of the first reports exclusively devoted to English criminal law, reflecting Kelyng's career both while a criminal lawyer and after becoming Chief Justice of King's Bench; seen posthumously through the press by Lord Holt. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, embrowning; a sound copy. Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.], London, 1708.

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        Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the Moderns. III. The Moderns. Translated from the French. With a Reply to some Remarks in a Critique, call'd The Judgment of Pluto, &c. And Two Original Dialogues.

      London Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn 1708 First edition of this translation, by John Hughes, superseding that of Dryden. 8vo; [2], l, [2], 209 [1]pp, with a finely engraved frontispiece. Bound in contemporary or slightly later 18th-century Cambridge-paneled calf, the spine richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, with a red leather lettering piece in the second. The joints very skillfully mended, a Near Fine copy, the pages bright and fresh. ESTC Citation No. T139460. Near Fine The Dialogues, modeled on the dialogues of Lucian, unite in conversation figures from antiquity, such as Socrates and Aristotle, with more recent personages, including Erasmus and Montaigne, to discuss the literary and philosophical developments of Fontenelle's day. First published anonymously in 1683, Dialogues des morts and Nouveaux dialogues des morts were Fontenelle's first works and ignited his reputation, which was consolidated three years later with Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, through which he popularized Copernicus's heliocentric model of the Universe. To this edition, John Hughes contributes both an appreciation and assessment of Fontenelle as well as two dialogues of his own.

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        Essay d'Analyse sur les Jeux de Hazard.

      Paris: Jacque Quillau, 1708. First edition, extremely rare large paper presentation copy inscribed by the author, of the first separately published textbook of probability. "In 1708 [Montmort] published his work on Chances, where with the courage of Columbus he revealed a new world to mathematicians" (Todhunter, p. 78). "The Essay (1708) is the first published comprehensive text on probability theory, and it represents a considerable advance compared with the treatises of Huygens (1657) and Pascal (1665). Montmort continues in a masterly way the work of Pascal on combinatorics and its application to the solution of problems on games of chance. He also makes effective use of the methods of recursion and analysis to solve much more difficult problems than those discussed by Huygens. Finally, he uses the method of infinite series, as indicated by Bernoulli (1690)" (Hald, p. 290). "Montmort's book on probability, Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard, which came out in 1708, made his reputation among scientists" (DSB). Based on the problems set forth by Huygens in his De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae (1657) (published as an appendix to Frans van Schooten's Exercitationum mathematicarum), the Essay spawned Abraham de Moivre's two important works De Mensura Sortis (1711) and Doctrine of Chances (1718). ABPC/RBH list just two copies of this first edition (Christie's 1981 and Hartung 1987). We are not aware of any other presentation copy, or any other large paper copy, of this work having appeared on the market, nor have we located any presentation copy in institutional collections. Provenance: Autograph inscription signed by Montmort: "Pour Monsieur le Président Cavelier par son très humble et très obéissant serveur et très fidèle ami". The dedicatee is possibly the Parisian publisher Guillaume Cavelier (d. 1751). The modern theory of probability is generally agreed to have begun with the correspondence between Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal in 1654 on the solution of the 'Problem of points'; this was published in Fermat's Varia Opera (1679). Pascal included his solution as the third section of the second part of his 36-page Traité du triangle arithmétique (1665), which was essentially a treatise on pure mathematics. "Huygens heard about Pascal's and Fermat's ideas [on games of chance] but had to work out the details for himself. His treatise De ratiociniis in ludo aleae ... essentially followed Pascal's method of expectation. ... At the end of his treatise, Huygens listed five problems about fair odds in games of chance, some of which had already been solved by Pascal and Fermat. These problems, together with similar questions inspired by other card and dice games popular at the time, set an agenda for research that continued for nearly a century. The most important landmarks of this work are Bernoulli's Ars conjectandi (1713), Montmort's Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard (editions in 1708 and 1711 [i.e., 1713]) and De Moivre's Doctrine of Chances (editions in 1718, 1738, and 1756). These authors investigated many of the problems still studied under the heading of discrete probability, including gamblers ruin, duration of play, handicaps, coincidences and runs. In order to solve these problems, they improved Pascal and Fermat's combinatorial reasoning, summed infinite series, developed the method of inclusion and exclusion, and developed methods for solving the linear difference equations that arise in using Pascal's method of expectations." (Glenn Schafer in Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (1994), Grattan-Guiness (ed.), p. 1296). "It is not clear why Montmort undertook a systematic exposition of the theory of games of chance. Gaming was a common pastime among the lesser nobility whom he frequented, but it had not been treated mathematically since Christiaan Huygens' monograph of 1657. Although there had been isolated publications about individual games, and occasional attempts to come to grips with annuities, Jakob I Bernoulli's major work on probability, the Ars conjectandi, had not yet been published. Bernoulli's work was nearly complete at his death in 1705; two obituary notices give brief accounts of it. Montmort set out to follow what he took to be Bernoulli's plan ... [Montmort] continued along the lines laid down by Huygens and made analyses of fashionable games of chance in order to solve problems in combinations and the summation of series" (DSB). "In this first edition of the Essai d'Analyse Montmort begins by finding the chances involved in various games of cards. He discusses such simple games as Pharaoh, Bassette, Lansquenet and Treize, and then, not so fully or successfully, Ombre and Picquet. The work is easy to read in that he prefaces each section with the rules of the game discussed, so that what he is trying to do can be explicitly understood. Possibly he found it necessary to do this because different versions of the games were in vogue, but this does not always occur to other writers. Having set down the rules, he solves simple cases in a method somewhat reminiscent of Huygens, and then takes a plunge into a general solution which appears to be correct but is not always demonstrably so. The Problèmes divers sur le jeu du treize are interesting indeed in that he gives the matching distribution and its exponential limit. Treize has survived today as the children's game of Snap. 'The players draw first of all as to who shall be the Bank. Let us suppose that this is Pierre, and the number of players whatever one likes. Pierre having a complete pack of 52 shuffled cards, turns them up one after the other. Naming and pronouncing one when he turns the first card, two when he turns the second, three when he turns the third, and so on until the thirteenth which is the King. Now if in all this proceeding there is no card of rank agreeing with the number called, he pays each one of the Players taking part and yields the Bank to the player on his right. But if it has happened in the turning of the thirteen cards that there has been an agreement, for example turning up an ace at the time he has called one, or a two at the time he has called two, or three when he has called three, he takes all the stakes and begins again as before calling one, then two, etc.' "He begins by assuming Pierre has two cards and one opponent, Paul. Then Pierre has three cards, four, and finally any number [say, p] ... He gives p successively values 1, 2, ... , 13 and calculates Pierre's chance at each stage. It is, however, the remarks on this which are interesting. After his calculations he says: 'The preceding solution furnishes a singular use of the figurate numbers (of which I shall speak later), for I find in examining the formula, that Pierre's chance is expressible by an infinite series of terms which have alternateand - signs ... we have for Pierre's chance the very simple 1/1 - 1/1.21/1.2.3 - 1/1.2.3.41/1.2.3.4.5 - 1/1.2.3.4.5.6etc.' "This is possibly the first exponential limit in the calculus of probability ... [the sum of the series is 1/e, where e is the base of natural logarithms]. "In the second half of the first part on Piquet, Ombre, etc. he interpolates a section on problems in combinations. This is all quite sound mathematics, although he takes a very long time to establish the Arithmetic Triangle. The principle of conditional probability, often attributed to de Moivre but probably dating back to the controversy between Huygens and Hudde, is used with facility and understanding ... "In the second part of his treatise Montmort discusses the game of Quinquenove and the game of Hazard, remarking about the latter that the game is known only in England ... Montmort gives the chances of [the two players in Hazard] and then describes another game, which he says has no name and so he dubs it the game of Hope, and gives some calculations on this also. Backgammon however rather defeats him ... "From an historical point of view, however, there is interest in his game of Nuts ...  divination among primitive tribes is (and was) carried out by casting pebbles, grain, or nuts, etc. It is also still a puzzle that the same ritual of divination was used in games to while away the idle hour. That this duality of purpose was probably universal, not just European, appears likely from Montmort's discussion on Problème sur le Jeu des Sauvages, appellee Jeu des Noyaux. He writes: 'Baron Hontan mentions this game in the second book on his travels in Canada, p. 113 [Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale, 1703]. This is how he explains it. It is played with eight nuts black on one side and white on the other. The nuts are thrown in the air. If the number of black is odd, he who has thrown the nuts wins the other gambler's stake. If they are all black or all white he wins double stakes, and outside these two cases he loses his stake.' "Having solved the problem for four-sided nuts he concludes his book with Huygens' five problems, and some reflections on the games of Her, Ferme and Tas" (David, pp. 144-150). "The greatest value of Montmort's book lay perhaps not in its solutions but in its systematic setting out of problems about games, which are shown to have important mathematical properties worthy of further work. The book aroused Nikolaus I Bernoulli's interest in particular and the 1713 edition includes the mathematical correspondence of the two men. This correspondence in turn provided an incentive for Nikolaus to publish the Ars conjectandi of his uncle Jakob I Bernoulli ... "The work of De Moivre is, to say the least, a continuation of the inquiries of Montmort. Montmort put the case more strongly--he accused De Moivre of stealing his ideas without acknowledgment. De Moivre's De mensura sortis appeared in 1711 and Montmort attacked it scathingly in the 1713 edition of his own Essay. Montmort's friends tried to soothe him, and largely succeeded. He tried to correspond with De Moivre, but the latter seldom replied. In 1717 Montmort told Brook Taylor that two years earlier he had sent ten theorems to De Moivre; he implied that De Moivre could be expected to publish them" (DSB). "The value of Montmort's work resides partly in his scholarship. He was well-versed in the work of chance of his predecessors (Pascal, Fermat, Huygens), met Newton on one of a number of visits to England, corresponded with Leibniz, but remained on good terms with both sides during the strife between their followers. The summation of finite series is an element of Montmort's mathematical interests which enters into his probability work and distinguishes it from the earlier purely combinatorial problems arising out of enumeration of equiprobable sample points. Although the Essay to a large extent deals with the analysis of popular gambling games, it focuses on their mathematical properties and is thus written for mathematicians rather than gamblers ... Montmort also worked with Nicolaus [I Bernoulli] on the problem of duration of play in the gambler's ruin problem, possibly prior to de Moivre, and at the time the most difficult problem solved in this subject area" (Heyde & Seneta, Statisticians of the Centuries, p. 53). "Pierre Rémond de Montmort (1678-1719) was born into a wealthy family of the French nobility. As a young man he traveled in England, the Netherlands, and Germany. Shortly after his return to Paris in 1699 his father dies and left him a large fortune. He studied Cartesian philosophy under Malebranche and studied the calculus on his own. ... Montmort corresponded with Leibniz whom he greatly admired. He was also on good terms with Newton whom he visited in London. In 1709 he printed 100 copies of Newton's De Quadratura at his own expense ... through John Bernoulli, he also offered to print Ars Conjectandi. He was on friendly terms with Nicholas Bernoulli and Brook Taylor" (Hald, pp. 286-7). The Royal Society elected Montmort a Fellow in 1715 and the Academic Royale des Sciences made him an associate member (as he was not a resident of Paris) the following year. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 04527.0-2, suppl.; Sotheran 3059 ('rare'). For detailed accounts of the work see David, Games, Gods and Gambling (1962), Chap. 14; Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, Chap. 18; Todhunter, History of the Theory of Probability (1867), Chap. 7. 4to (279 x 206 mm), pp. xxiv, 189, [3], with three plates (in other copies these plates are always folded, in this large paper copy they are not). Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine, hinges and capitals with very well done surface restoration.

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        A Correct Map of Spain & Portugal According to the newest observations and discoveries communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris.

      1708 - London: Charles Price & John Senex, c.1708. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 705 x 965mm. Some restoration, as is common on these large maps. An early example of this large map of Iberia, drawn by Price and engraved by Senex. Their partnership did not last after 1711, after which Senex issued many of their maps in his 'English Atlas' from 1714.

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        l'Espagne divisée en tous ses royaumes et principautés suivant qu'ils sont compris sous les Couronnes de Castille et d'Aragon, possedees par le Roy Catholique et sous la couronne de Portugal possedee par le Roy de Portugal. Paris, Hubert Jaillot, [1708]. Engraved map on 2 assembled sheets (55.5 x 78 cm), engraved by Cordier. With title in decorated cartouche on the bottom right corner, scales and privilege in decorated cartouche on the bottom left corner, and a few lines coloured in green.

      - Cf. Pastoureau, Jail. II A map 91. Large map of Spain and Portugal, this state with a privilege for 20 years, granted in 1708. Engraved by Cordier after the map by Nicolas Sanson.Strengthened fold, damaged corners, but map in very good condition.

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        Nicolai Goldmanns Vollständige Anweisung zu der Civil-Bau-Kunst / In welcher nicht nur Die fünff Ordnungen, samt den darzu gehörigen Fenster-Gesimsen, Kaempffern, Gelaender-Docken und Bilderstuehlen, auf eine neue und sonderbare leichte Art aufzureissen deutlich gewiesen, sondern zugleich getreulich entdecket wird, Welches bißher noch von keinem Baumeister geschehen, Wie man auf alle vorkommende Fälle Die Seulen allein , gegeneinander und übereinander stellen, Arcaden austheilen, als auch gantze Gebäude aus gewissen und leichten Regeln erfinden, und in guten Rissen vorstellen soll,

      Friedrich Lanckisch,, Leipzig, 1708 - Alles aus den besten Uberresten des Alterthums, Aus den auserlesensten Regeln Vitruvii, Vignolae, Scamozzi, Palladii, Villalpandi und anderer zusammen gezogen, und in schöne Ordnung gebracht, Denen Liebhabern dieser edlen Wissenschaft, Baumeistern, Mahlern und Bildhauern, wie auch Mäurern, Zimmerleuten und Tischlern zu gutem Dienst in öffentlichen Druck gegeben, Mit 74 grossen Rissen erkläret, und mit verschiedenen Anmerckungen, sonderlich Einer weitläuffigen Vorstellung des Tempels hzu Jerusalem, Ja noch aufs neue Zu besserer Erläuterung, zur richtigen Application dieses herrlichen Werckes auf den heutigen Gusto, und zur Vergnügung derjenigen, die bloß eine galante Kundschafft der Architectur zu haben verlangen, Mit der Ersten Ausübung der Goldmannischen Bau-Kunst und darzu gehörigen XX. Rissen, nebst Erfindung der Sechsten und Teutschen Ordnung vermehret von Leonhard Christoph Sturm. 2 Teile in 1 Band, Groß-Folio, OPerg., 12 Bll., 179 S., 6 Bll., 165 S., mit insgesamt 93 (von 94), teils gefalt. Tafeln und einigen Textkupfern und Vignetten sowie 2 gest. Titelblättern, Titelkupfer lose, mit Einriss und starken Randläsuren (nicht an Abb.), Titelblatt ebenfalls lose und mit starken Randläsuren (ohne Textverlust), 3 (ohne Textverlust), Textseiten und die letzte Tafel lose und mit Randläsuren, die gefalt. Tafeln am Inngelenk eingerissen, eine Textseite am Innengelenk eingerissen. vorderes Innengelenk durchgebrochen, Vorsatz fehlt, Einband fleckig und bestoßen, runde Druckstelle auf Vorderdeckel, Pergamentüberzug stellenweise gelöst [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'indécence aux hommes d'accoucher les femmes, et de l'obligation aux femmes de nourrir leurs enfans

      Trévoux, imprimerie de S.A.S., Paris, Jacques Etienne, 1708. (16), 94, (14), 145, (7)pp. Trévoux, imprimerie de S.A.S, Paris, Jacques Etienne, 1708, in-12, (16), 94, (14), 145, (7)pp, veau brun moucheté, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque), PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage. Philippe Hecquet (1661-1737) défend l'idée que "l'art d'accoucher appartient uniquement aux femmes, et que la prefession d'accoucheuse est aussi ancienne que le monde". Puis il affirme qu'il est du devoir "physique et moral" d'une mère de nourrir ses enfants et de ne pas user "trop librement & sans raison de nourrices". Ex-libris Paul Foucault. Coiffes et coins us, galeries de vers sur les mors

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        Glorias de el señor D. Felipe Quinto, rey de las Españas, y Emperador del Nuevo Mundo; que se ostentan en una Epístola Dedicatoria, y en un Sermón de festivas gracias à Dios por el logro feliz de su Real Desposorio. Y fatales consequencias, que manifiesta futuras la segunda parte de la Epístola, en el Capítulo Segundo .

      F. A. de Villa Diego, Madrid 1708 - 8º mayor, 1 grab., 9 hoj., 416 p., 8 hoj. Pergamino romana, hilos dorados, florones, filetes dorados en planos. Corte superior dorado. Ejemplar perfecto. Epístola panegírica de un padre franciscano de Valencia, cantando las glorias del rey con motivo de su desposorio, en la que analiza el carácter sagrado, católico, y regio de las coronas de España y Francia, de las cuales el monarca es legítimo descendiente. (Palau, 38835). Historia de España. History of Spain.

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