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        Noveaux Mappemonde ou Globe Terrestre

      Amsterdam 1708 - Decorativo mappamondo inserito nel "Atlas Historique", pubblicato ad Amsterdam tra il 1705 e il 1720. L'atlante, in 7 volumi, è innovativo per la sua epoca perché combina le mappe geografiche con incisioni e informazioni di carattere geografico, storico, etnografico e araldico. Sulla carta, Australia e Nuova Guinea sono raffigurate a formare un'unica massa continentale. Inoltre, sono riportate anche le rotte seguite dai principali esploratori, mentre il fitto testo fornisce informazioni geografiche relative alla posizione delle principali città, alla presenza di laghi, di isole e altri dettagli degni di nota. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottime condizioni. Decorative double hemisphere map of the World, from Chatelain’s monumental 7 volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam. The two hemispheres are divided into a grid with a corresponding key. They are surrounded by a lengthy table, which identifies the locations of principlal cities, bodies of water, islands, and other geographical features across the globe. The routes of prominent explorers are shown mapped out on both hemispheres, along with a list charting their travels. North America is still vastly unexplored with an uncharted western coastline. Australia and New Guinea are joined into one large landmass. This fine map is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s important text. By combining a wealth of information and geographical observation, with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition, this elegant map is a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking. Copper engraving, with fine later hand colour, very good condition. Dimensioni 690 490mm

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        Relazione del Paese de' Svizzeri, e loro alleati d'Arminio Annebuchi

      presso Andrea Poletti. In-8° (175x118mm), pp. (18), 256, cartonatura coeva alla rustica con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso. Fregio ornamentale inciso al frontespizio. Fregi tipografici incisi su legno. Qualche goretta sporadica. Ottima copia in barbe. Prima edizione di questa illustrazione storico-topografica dell'intero territorio elevetico, frutto delle missioni diplomatiche che vi aveva svolto il Bianchi (celato sotto lo pseudonimo "Arminio Dannebuchi"). "Tornato a Venezia per qualche tempo a riprendervi le sue mansioni di funzionario ripartì nel marzo del 1705 per una lunga e difficile missione in terra svizzera e nei Grigioni allo scopo di concludervi un'alleanza: dopo un primo passaggio per Coira, rimase a Zurigo fino alla fine di gennaio dell'anno seguente; tornato a Coira nel febbraio del 1706, vi rimase fino alla fine della sua missione, il 28 settembre 1707, data del suo ultimo dispaccio. Oltre alla sua corrispondenza diplomatica, rimangono documentati a stampa i risultati ottenuti dal Bianchi nella sua missione, conclusasi con un trattato d'alleanza tra Venezia e i cantoni di Zurigo e Berna del 12 genn. 1706 e un altro con i Grigioni del 17 dicembre dello stesso anno. Ma la testimonianza certo più importante e duratura dei lunghi mesi trascorsi dal Bianchi in terra svizzera si ebbe un anno più tardi in un suo intelligente libro, quella Relazione del paese de' Svizzeri, e loro alleati, che il residente veneto diede alle stampe a Venezia presso il Poletti nel 1708, firmandosi con lo pseudonimo di Arminio Dannebuchi. Nella sua premessa, rivolgendosi al lettore, il B. affermava d'aver scritto l'operetta per suo solo piacere, e d'averla poi data alle stampe per la "grande, e quasi totale penuria d'autori" sull'argomento. Ordinato e semplice nella sua scrittura, che rivela il mestiere dei diplomatico e dell'osservatore per professione, privo di entusiasmi e di originali curiosità, ma attento alle cose fondamentali e assai preciso nell'informazione, l'autore, dopo una descrizione geografica e un succinto quadro storico delle vicende di quelle terre, trattava per esteso della situazione politica dei vari cantoni. Una seconda edizione dell'opera uscì a Venezia nel 1719 riveduta e corretta dall'autore, una traduzione inglese, An account of Switzerland,and the Grisons: as also of the Valesians,Geneva... made English from the Italian original, a Londra presso Knapton nel 1710; una traduzione francese, testimoniata dal Giornale de' letterati di Venezia (XXXI [1718], p. 437), è rimasta per noi introvabile." (G. T. Torcellan in D.B.I., X, 1968). Melzi, I, p. 87. Hist. Lexicon der Schweiz, 1708.

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        Then swenska kyrkio historians första deel, som innehåller konungars och andra regenters namn, hwilka hafwa anwändt någon möda och omsorg för then christeliga religionens framgång och öfning uti Swea och Götha riken; utur åtskilliga skrifter sammanfattad och med kungl. maj:ts nådigste privilegio, efter föregången censur, uti Linköping år 1708.

      - (Linköping), Sal Ephr. Kempes tryckeri, (1708). 4:o. (8),+ 92 s. Svag fuktrand emellanåt i yttre marginal. Sammanbunden med: (SPEGEL, Haquin.) Andra delen utaf swenska kyrkio historian, som innehåller biskoparnas namn, lefwerne och ämbets förrättningar uti the siu äldsta stifften, alt ifrån christendomens första begynnelse uti Swea och Giöta rike; utur åtskilliga skrifter sammanfattad och med kungl. maj:ts nådigste privilegio, efter föregången censur, uti Linköping år 1707. (Linköping), Sal. Ephr. Kempes tryckeri, (1707). 4:o. (12),+ 412,+ (15) s. Papperskagning sid. 181-182 och i hörnet sid. 201-202. Svag fuktrand emellanåt i yttre marginal. Samtida pergamentband, något bågnande pärmar. Fint exemplar i ett band. Warmholtz 1651 resp. 1873. Utgiven av Eric Benzelius d.y. efter Spegels död. Den andra delen består till stor del av en översättning ur Messenius latinska biskopskrönika. Är, trots sina brister, enligt Warmholtz ?ej at förkasta?.

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        The Holy Bible

      [?Amsterdam:] Printed in the Year,, 1708. containing the Old Testament and the New, newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majestie's special command. [Together with:] The Whole Book of Psalms: collected into English meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1702. Folio in sixes (398 x 235 mm). Contemporary black goatskin, spine richly gilt tooled in seven compartments (decoration of massed scrolls, floriate tools, backward-looking birds and sunbursts), sides with two-line gilt rule border enclosing concentric ruled and roll tool panels, corner ornaments, triangular side ornaments (made up of repeated floriate tools), central lozenge of scrolling floriate tools, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Engraved "architectural" title page (incorporating the figures of Moses and Aaron and a view of London from the south bank, showing the playhouses), 328 small engraved plates of Biblical scenes by Claes Jansz Visscher or Pieter Schut (eight to a sheet, captions in Dutch), 6 large folding maps by Joseph Moxon after Nicolaes Visscher: one world map (showing California as an island), "Paradise" (Cyprus to the Persian Gulf), "Israel's Peregrination" (Egypt, Israel, Lebanon), fine plan of Jerusalem, "Travels of Saint Paul" (Italy and the Balkans in the North, north Africa across to Turkey and Persian Gulf), "Canaan" (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria); printed in double columns. Brief family history of one Maynard King (dated 1740s) on rear blank. Occasional browning, neat repair to fore-margin of one leaf. An excellent copy. A fine folio King James Bible in a strikingly well preserved and stylish Queen Anne binding. The vigorous illustrations – in good, strong impressions – date from the 1650s; the maps are by the printer, globe-maker and hydrographer royal Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), who had strong connections with the Netherlands, as his father, an "extreme puritan" (ODNB), had printed English Bibles at Rotterdam during the 1630s and 40s.

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New, newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majestie's special command. [Together with:] The Whole Book of Psalms: collected into English meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1702.

      [?Amsterdam:] Printed in the Year, 1708 - Folio in sixes (398 x 235 mm). Contemporary black goatskin, spine richly gilt tooled in seven compartments (decoration of massed scrolls, floriate tools, backward-looking birds and sunbursts), sides with two-line gilt rule border enclosing concentric ruled and roll tool panels, corner ornaments, triangular side ornaments (made up of repeated floriate tools), central lozenge of scrolling floriate tools, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Brief family history of one Maynard King (dated 1740s) on rear blank. Occasional browning, neat repair to fore-margin of one leaf. An excellent copy. Engraved "architectural" title page (incorporating the figures of Moses and Aaron and a view of London from the south bank, showing the playhouses), 328 small engraved plates of Biblical scenes by Claes Jansz Visscher or Pieter Schut (eight to a sheet, captions in Dutch), 6 large folding maps by Joseph Moxon after Nicolaes Visscher: one world map (showing California as an island), "Paradise" (Cyprus to the Persian Gulf), "Israel's Peregrination" (Egypt, Israel, Lebanon), fine plan of Jerusalem, "Travels of Saint Paul" (Italy and the Balkans in the North, north Africa across to Turkey and Persian Gulf), "Canaan" (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria); printed in double columns. A fine folio King James Bible in a strikingly well preserved and stylish Queen Anne binding. The vigorous illustrations – in good, strong impressions – date from the 1650s; the maps are by the printer, globe-maker and hydrographer royal Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), who had strong connections with the Netherlands, as his father, an "extreme puritan" (ODNB), had printed English Bibles at Rotterdam during the 1630s and 40s. Herbert 897 ("No doubt printed abroad, probably at Amsterdam").

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        CAROLUS III. Dei gratia Hispanarum &c. Rex, & Mediolani Dux & &c [drop-title]

      M.A.P. Malatesta, Milan 1708 - [6], [2 blank] pp. 1 vols. Samll folio. The Austrians Rule Milan. Issued during the Wars of Spanish Succession, when Archduke Charles, the future Emperor (1711-40) claimed the Spanish throne as Charles III. In 1706, the Austrians invaded Northern Italy and entered Milan, ending he Spanish rule there. This edict of 31 August, 1708 is an attempt to regulate the currency, eliminate the flight of Milanese gold and silver coins through black market foreign exchange, and set the rate of the new Milanese money against seventeen other foreign currencies. Old stab-marks visible. Very good [6], [2 blank] pp. 1 vols. Samll folio

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        SPAGNA - "Carte de l'Espagne et des Principaux Etasts Appartenans a Cette Monarchie dans le 4 Parties du Monde" Carta della Spagna centrale, testo e 14 piccole carte con i possedimenti spagnoli nel mondo, tra cui una cartina della Sicilia, del Regno di Napoli e della Sardegna, Ducato di Milano. 

      1708. Inc. in rame, f. 35x35 cm. ca. Due piccoli forellini di tarlo, uno centrale alla carta e l'altro nell'ampio margine bianco.  In: Atlas Historique ou novelle... A Amsterdam, chez Chatelain... 

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        Nouvelle Carte de l'Afrique Avec des remaques et des table puor trouver sans peine les differents peuples

      Amsterdam 1708 - Carta inserita nell'Atlas Historique, pubblicato ad Amsterdam tra il 1705 e il 1720. L'atlante, in 7 volumi, è innovativo per la sua epoca perché combina le mappe geografiche con incisioni e informazioni di carattere geografico, storico, etnografico e araldico. Incisione in rame, molto decorativa. Taken from "Atlas Historique" published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. In 7 volumes, this Atlas is innovative for his time, because combines maps and engravings and informations of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry. Copper engraving, in good condition. O. I. Norwich, "Norwich's Maps of Africa", map 73 Dimensioni 590 470mm

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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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        Carte Nouvelle des Terres de Cucan de Canara de Malabar de Madura et de Coromandel.

      Amsterdam 1708 - Carta geografica inclusa nell'Atlas Historique, pubblicato ad Amsterdam tra il 1705 e il 1720. L'atlante, in 7 volumi, è innovativo per la sua epoca perché combina le mappe geografiche con incisioni e informazioni di carattere geografico, storico, etnografico e araldico. Incisione in rame, in ottime condizioni. Taken from "Atlas Historique" published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. In 7 volumes, this Atlas is innovative for his time, because combines maps and engravings and informations of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 440 380mm

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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        A Plan of London Westm.r and Southwark w.th ye Riv.r Thames, as they were Surveyd and publish't by Authority toward ye latter end of ye Raign of Queen Elizabeth; or about ye year of our Lord 1600. which being compared w.th ye new map of London ~ The prodigious increase of Building and other alteration of ye names and situation of Street &c in the last Centry will plainly appear.

      1708 - London, Hatton, 1708. Coloured. 330 x 475mm. Top cenetrfold tears repaired. Backed with archivist's paper. The fourth and final state of the earliest printed map of London to survive, the only English edition. Originally published in 1572 for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, the title had been 'Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis', in a title cartouche top centre. When Jansson re-issued the plate in 1657 he had a new title 'Londinium Vulgo London' engraved in a new cartouche over the four figures in Elizabethan dress bottom centre. The old cartouche has been erased but no new information has been added in its place, so the roads just end in empty fields. The title estimates the date of the survey to be c.1600, but the likely date would be half-a-century earlier: in the centre of London is the old St. Paul's Cathedral, showing its spire, which was was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561, and was not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666.

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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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