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        Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries

      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 “Zouho” [“Revised and Expanded”]. OCLC lists only a few copies in the United States [Yale, Brigham Young, U. Minnesota]. Text in Japanese, with okurigana. Some wormholes to margins, not affecting text or pictures. English descriptions in pencil for several illustrations. A near-fine copy of a rare Japanese work.

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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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        A New Voyage to the East Indies by Francis Leguat and His Companions Containing their Adventures in two Defart Iflands

      London: R Bonwicke, W Freeman, Tim Goodwin, et al, 1708. [8]+xv+248+[24] pages with title in red and black, frontispiece, 4 folding maps, 27 engraved figures (many folding) and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5"") bound in quarter leather with raised spine bands and black label in gilt over marbled boards. First English edition.Francois Leguat was a French Huguenot originating from the Province of Bresse, now part of the department of Ain, who fled to Holland in 1689 after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Marquis Henri du Quesne had published a book giving a glowing description of the island of Réunion. and, with the cooperation of the Dutch East India Company, was planning to establish a colony of French Protestant refugees on the island. Two ships were charted for the purpose and many refugees, including Leguat, were eager to become colonists, but when du Quesne learnt that France had sent a squadron of ships to the island, he abandoned this plan as he wanted to avoid any confrontation with the French. Instead he fitted out a small frigate,L'Hirondelle and instructed the captain, Anthony Valleau, to reconnoitre the Mascarene islands, and to take possession of whatever island was found unoccupied and suitable for colonisation. It appears that the colonists were not informed of this change of plan. On 10 July 1690 Leguat and nine male volunteers boarded L'Hirondelle in Amsterdam, intending to start a new life on the island of Réunion, which they believed had been abandoned by the French. Instead, on 16 May 1691, Leguat and seven companions were marooned on the uninhabited island of Rodrigues. After spending a year on the island the group became homesick and set about constructing a wooden boat to allow them to escape to the island of Mauritius, then under Dutch control. The first attempt failed when they struck Rodrigues' reef; one of the party subsequently died from some illness (possibly brought about by contact with some poisonous reef fauna). They finally left Rodrigues on 21 May 1693[6] and spent a week being carried by the prevailing wind and current in their open boat to Mauritius, a distance of 300 nautical miles (560 km). They were initially well received by the Governor of the island, Rodolfo Diodati, but after an argument over a piece of ambergris that one of the group had brought from Rodrigues, and the discovery by the Governor of their plan to steal a dinghy and escape to Réunion, five of the party were put in prison. Relations were probably strained by the fact that France and Holland were on opposite sides in the Nine Years' War (1688–97). In February 1694 they were transferred to a tiny islet some distance from the shore and kept under abhorrent conditions. One of the group died in attempting to escape; he seems to have reached Mauritius' mainland with a crude float, but apparently perished in the woods too. Finally, in September 1696 the remaining members of the group were transferred to Jakarta and brought before the Dutch Council where they were found to be innocent. Leguat and the two other survivors arrived back in Europe in June 1698. Leguat appears to have settled in England and spent the rest of his life there. Leguat published a description of his adventures in 1708 when he was around 70 years old. The full French title was:Voyage et avantures de François Leguat et de ses compagnons, en deux isles désertes des Indes orientales : avec la relation des choses les plus remarquables qu'ils ont observées dans l'isle Maurice, à Batavia, au Cap de Bon Espérance, dans l'isle de Sainte Hélène, et en d'autres endroits de leur route. Le tout enrichi de cartes et de figures. The French edition was published in both London and Amsterdam. An English translation with the title A new voyage to the East-Indies was published in London and a Dutch edition in Utrecht. Some of the text is very similar to passages found in works by Maximilien Misson, another French Huguenot living in exile. It appears that either Leguat copied Misson or, more likely, Misson assisted Leguat with the book and wrote the preface. The book is notable in containing Leguat's natural history observations on the now extinct fauna of Rodrigues including the Rodrigues solitaire, the Rodrigues rail, the domed and the saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoises and Newton's parakeet.Condition:Attractively rebound in period quarter leather over marbled boards. Some age toning to pages, some fold have slight tears, worming to pages 29-36 affecting text else a very good copy.

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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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        Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis et Novus, Totius Universi Creati Cosmographiam Generalem, et Novam Exhibens. In quâ Omnium totius Mundi Orbium Harmonica Constructio, Secundum diversas diversorum Authorum opiniones, ut & Uranometria, seu totus Orbis Coelestis, ac Planetarum Theoriae, & Terrestris Globus, tàm Planis & Scenographicis Iconibus, quàm Descriptionibus novis ab oculos ponuntur (.)

      1708 - « Somme des découvertes astronomiques des XVIe et XVIIe siècles, l'atlas de Cellarius offre la particularité de présenter le ciel selon les différents systèmes de Ptolémée, Copernic et Tycho Brahé, mettant en parallèle ? et invitant le lecteur à comparer ? les trois grandes tentatives pour expliquer la marche du monde, l'Harmonie de l'Univers. » Amstelodami. Apud Gerardum Valk & Petrum Schenk, Anno 1708.Grand in-folio de (2) ff., 1 frontispice et 29 cartes sur double-page. Relié en vélin ivoire souple. 512 x 322 mm. / « Somme des découvertes astronomiques des XVIe et XVIIe siècles, l'atlas de Cellarius offre la particularité de présenter le ciel selon les différents systèmes de Ptolémée, Copernic et Tycho Brahé, mettant en parallèle ? et invitant le lecteur à comparer ? les trois grandes tentatives pour expliquer la marche du monde, l'Harmonie de l'Univers. » Amstelodami. Apud Gerardum Valk & Petrum Schenk, Anno 1708.Large folio [512 x 322 mm], (2) ff., 1 frontispiece and 29 double-page maps. Bound in limp vellum. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre sur la stratégie à tenir en Flandre contre les troupes de Marlborough et du Prince Eugène.

      - Lettre autographe signée LOUIS, datée Camp de Lovendeghem 19 juillet 1708. 1 page in-8°. Mouillure claire marginale sans gravité. Le Duc de Marlborough et le Prince Eugène (de Savoie) ont mis en déroute les troupes françaises à Audenarde le 11 juillet 1708. C'est la guerre de succession d'Espagne, suite au testament de Charles II qui désigne l'un de ses neveux, Le Duc d'Anjou, Roi d'Espagne, au dépend de son autre neveu Charles, fils de l'Empereur Léopold 1er d'Autriche. Louis de France, fils aîné du Grand Dauphin (fils de Louis XIV) et de Marie Anne de Bavière, épouse Marie Adélaïde de Savoie. Ils auront deux fils. Le plus jeune, le Duc d'Anjou, sera Louis XV."En 1708, pour ranimer le moral des armées, le Roi décida d'envoyer le Duc de Bourgogne dans les Flandres et lui donna pour mentor le Duc de Vendôme. Préférant la politique à l'art militaire, le Duc de Bourgogne se montre un fort médiocre général lors de la campagne de Flandre, en 1708. Son excessive prudence , son indécision et sa mésentente avec le Duc de Vendôme sont à l'origine de l'issue catastrophique de la campagne" écrit le Comte de Saint Aulaire (Louis XIV, page. 300). Il fut Dauphin de 1711 à 1712. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Linguarum vett.

      septentrionalium thesauri grammatico-critici, & archaeologici, auctora Georgio Hickesio, conspectus brevis per Gul. Wottonum. Cui, ab antiquæ literaturæ septentrionalis cultore, adjectæ aliquot notæ accedunt; cum appendice ad notas. London, Gul Bowyer, 1708. 8:o. VII,+ (1),+ 74,+ 85,+ (3),+ 24 s.+ grav. plansch (med grav. bild på båda sidor). Hårt nött samtida skinnband, nött rygg med upphöjda bind med trasiga kapitäl, frampärmen delvis loss i falsen. Ur John Lawson och Torgrim Hannås bibliotek, med resp. exlibris och med ett märkligt samtida graverat emblematisk bild klistrad på bakpärmens insida. Fiske s. 643. Detta är en sammanfattning, utgiven av William Wotton, av Georg Hickes stora verk om det anglosaxiska språket, som utkom i stor folio 1703-05, med ett appendix av Edward Thwaites om de tidiga angosaxiska mynten med eget titelblad: "Notæ in Anglo-Saxonum nummos".

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        Opuscula sua botanica.Göttingen, Johann Wilhelm Schmid, 1749. 8vo. With engraved arms on title-page and 5 engraved folding plates. 19th-century paste paper boards.

      - Blake, p. 196; W. Jardine, The naturalist's library X, p. 26; Stafleu & Cowan 2308. First and only edition of a work comprising a number of botanical essays written by the Swiss naturalist and anatomist Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777). "In 1749 he collected his isolated observations of the genera and species of plants, and on their fructification; and published them in a volume entitled Opuscula botanica" (Jardine). The work consists of six parts. The first deals with Haller's journey through the Alps in 1731, studying its flora. The second is a lecture on the methodological study of botany: "Haller was among the first botanists to realize the importance of herbaria to study variation in plants and he therefore purposely included material from different localities, habitats and developmental phases. Haller also grew many plants in the Alps himself" (Stafleu & Cowan). The following parts deal successively with Haller's botanical research in the "Hercynian Forest" in Germany (1 plate), the use of botany, botanical researches in Switzerland (2 plates), ending with an essay on garlic (2 plates).Some owner's annotations in ink on flyleaf. Title-page and folding plates foxed, leaves only slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing. Binding worn along the extremities. Overall a good copy.

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        [TURIN] Carte historique et géographique pour introduire à l'intelligence de l'histoire de Savoye, et à la connoissance du gouver.ment de cet état.

      [Amsterdam, 1708]. 352 x 480 mm. Belle carte de la région comprise à la frontière de la Savoie et du Piémont, ornée d'un plan de Turin et d'une vue du palais royal de la Vénerie près de Turin. Avec table des provinces, villes, cols et vallées, et organigramme du gouvernement. L'estampe est issue de l'Atlas Historique, véritable encyclopédie géographique et l'

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        Projet d'une dixme royale. Qui supprimant la taille, les Aydes, les Douanes d'une province à l'autre, les Décimes du clergé, les Affaires extraordinaires . produirait au Roi un revenu certain.

      s.l., s.n., 1708. - LIVRES Édition parue un an après la très rare originale qui fut condamnée. Très bon exemplaire de cette édition publiée sous le manteau.Bien complet des 4 tableaux dépliants. 1 volume petit in-8°. Pleine basane mouchetée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées rouge.

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        WÜRTTEMBERG., 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. Baden-Württemberg, Souvenir-Blätter

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        A Map of the West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea with ye adjacent countries...

      {London, Moll, between 1708 and 1720]. Framed map, 59 x 101 cm. Title continues: explaining what belongs to Spain, England, France, Holland & c. also ye trade winds, and ye several tracts made by ye Galeons and ye Flota... by Herman Moll geographer. The first impression of this engraved and hand-colored map of economic, geographical, and political importance. References: Phillips Atlases 5961 no. [10]. Framed in wood. Stock#MAP0101.

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        Histoire généalogique de la maison d'Auvergne, justifiée par chartes, titres, histoires anciennes et autres preuves authentiques.

      Paris, Antoine Dezallier, 1708. Deux tomes in-folio. Ier tome: (14) ff., 480 pp., (8) ff. de table, 32 pp. (Lettre de Monsieur Baluze avec titre à la date de 1698, (1) f. de Procez verbal, 33 pp., 6 pp. d'Avertissement, 21 planches (sur 22, sans le portrait de Jean de La Tour et de sa femme), sans le portrait du Vicomte de Turenne ni le grand tableau généalogique qui manquent souvent, pour ne pas dire toujours). Tome II: (1) f. de titre, 870 pp., (10) ff. de d'index, 1 planche page 263 et une grande planche dépliante par Nicolas Dorigny (Tabula iconographica), en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravé au burin par Leclerc. Il est à noter que l'exemplaire de la BNF en maroquin disponible sur Gallica, ainsi que celui de la bibliothèque de Gand ne possède pas non plus ni le portrait ni le tableau généalogique. Veau brun d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, coiffes et mors restaurés. Ce livre est un monument élevé à la gloire de la maison d'Auvergne, mais fut cause de la ruine de Baluze. L'amitié de l'auteur avec le Cardinal de Bouillon, et la disgrâce royale de ce dernier, rendit suspecte l'Histoire de la Maison d'Auvergne, comme comportant des faits avérés faux, allant jusqu'à l'interdiction complète de l'ouvrage par arrêt du roi en date du 20 juin 1710. La colère de celui-ci ne s'arrêta pas là, Etienne Baluze fut exilé et dépouillé de presque toute sa fortune. Saffroy souligne la rareté de cet ouvrage condamné. Bel exemplaire en très bon état de cet ouvrage très rare. Saffroy, III, 35256 et 35251; Brunet I, 630; Graesse I, 284.

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        Aurea Praxis Iuris Decimandi Oder Nützliche Vorstell- und Ausübung Deß Zehend-Rechts Description mit sonderbarem Fleiß ausgefertiget, und mit denen hierzu dienlichen Reg. vers.

      Aurea Praxis Iuris Decimandi Oder Nützliche Vorstell- und Ausübung Deß Zehend-Rechts Description mit sonderbarem Fleiß ausgefertiget, und mit denen hierzu dienlichen Reg. vers. von Christierno Hilderico Syringio Nürnberg, Verlag Peter Paul Bleuls 1708 [24 Bl.], 951 S., [26 Bl.]

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        Der zu allerley guten Geträncken treuhertzig-anweisende wohlerfahrne und curiose Keller-Meister, aufgeführet in einem ganz neu heraus gegebenen und in folgenden Theilen eingerichtetem und kurtz-verfaßtem, von Wein, Bier, Meth, Brandwein, und Essig handlendem Kunst-Buch. aus denen besten Authoribus zum Druck befördert, durch einen treuhertzigen Freund und Liebhaber der Künste. 5 Teile in 1 Band.

      Doppelblattgroßer Titel, 6 Bl., 784 S. Prgt. d. Zt. 16,5 x 10 cm. Schoene3, 12030 Schoellhorn 230. - Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Behandelt im ersten Teil die Herstellung des Weines sowie verschiedener "in grosser Geheim gehaltenen Wein-Tincturen", im zweiten wird erläutert, welche Weine der Gesundheit dienlich sind und zur Heilung von Krankheiten gebraucht werden können. Die Teile 3, 4 und 5 befassen sich mit der Kunst des Bierbrauens, der Herstellung von Met und Essig sowie der Brandweinbrennerei. - Der große Erfolg des hier vorliegenden, in sich abgeschlossenen, Werkes veranlasste den Verleger 1708 zur Herausgabe eines in sich abgeschlossenen "anderen Theils". - Der doppelblattgroße Titel etwas gebräunt und mit Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust), teilweise etwas stärker gebräunt, wenige kleine Wurmlöcher.

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        Briefe über einige noch lebende Freygeister. Erster bis Dritter Teil [kmpl.]. Einwürfe wider die Offenbarung. Verb. u. verm. Aufl.

      XV, 234 S., mit Schmuckvignette / 4 Bll., 258 S., mit Schmuckvignette / 4 Bll., 189 S. alle mit gest. Titelillus., 8, Neueres Halbleder mit goldgepr. Rückentext (3 Bde.) Ein Werk, das sich überwiegend gegen die materialistische Bibel- u. Religionskritik von Voltaire wendet. - "Was in den Evangelien am härtesten die Feinde der Offenbarung drückte, die Wunderthaten Jesu, wurden von den Juden zu allen Zeiten, wurden von Celsus und Julianus als wahre Geschichte angenommen." (Bd.I, S.133). - "Die Zauberey: eine schwer aufzuklärende Materie, weil der körperliche Einfluß der Macht böser Geister zu unseren Zeiten nicht mehr sichtbar ist, und wenigstens durch keine Begebenheit erwiesen wird denen ich Glauben zustellen könnte. Aber daß niemals Zaubereyen gewesen seyen, wird durch das verneinende Beyspiel unserer Zeiten nicht bewiesen." (Bd.III, S.83) - Der Universalgelehrte Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) war ein Schweizer Mediziner, der auch als Dichter u. Literaturkritiker der Aufklärungsepoche hervor trat. - Textblöcke breitrandig u. unbeschnitten, dadurch angerändert tlw. mit kl. Randläsuren, sonst schöne Bände mit neueren Lesebändchen.

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        Vom hylealischen, Das ist Pri-materialischen Catholischen oder allgemeinen natürlichen Chaos, der naturgemäßen Alchymiae und Alchymisten, wiederholete, verneuerte und wolvermehrete Naturgemäß-Alchymisch- und Rechtlehrende Philosophische Confessio oder Bekandtniss. Deme beygefügt ist eine treuherzige Wahrnungs-Vermahnung in alle wahre Alchymisten, sich vor den betrügerischen Arg-Chymisten hüten.

      15 Bll., 286 S., mit gest. Frontispiz, 8, Schlichter Pappband d. Zt. Rosenthal 484 Vgl. Ferguson I, 463 (die vorl. Aufl. 1708 wird nicht angeführt) Caillet 5755-5756 Kopp II, 361. - Erstmals 1598 in Magdeburg erschienen, weitere Ausgaben 1599, 1606, 1616, 1700 u. 1708. Die darauf folgende von 1786 trägt den veränderten Titel: "Alchymisch philosophisches Bekenntnis vom universallen Chaos der naturgemässen Alchymie. Mit beygefügter Warnung und Vermahnung an alle wahren Alchymisten." - Heinrich Khunrath (auch Kunrath, Khuenrath 1560-1605), dtsch. Arzt, Alchemist u. Anhänger des Paracelsus. Er hatte sich bereits 23jährig der Kabbala u. Magie zugewandt, als Arzt lebte er in Hamburg, Magdeburg u. Dresden. - Einband leicht fleckig, min. beschabt u. mit kl. Wurmgängen handschriftliches Rückenschild mit Abriss. Offensichtlich wurde nach dem Inhalt praktisch gearbeitet, davon zeugen die sehr zahlreichen starken Textmarkierungen u. Randbemerkungen in einem Zahlencode, tlw. durchsetzt mit kl. astrologischen u. alchemistischen Zeichen, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Histoire généalogique de la maison d'Auvergne, justifiée par chartes, titres, histoires anciennes et autres preuves authentiques.

      Paris, Antoine Dezallier, 1708. - Deux tomes in-folio. Ier tome: (14) ff., 480 pp., (8) ff. de table, 32 pp. (Lettre de Monsieur Baluze avec titre à la date de 1698, (1) f. de Procez verbal, 33 pp., 6 pp. d'Avertissement, 21 planches (sur 22, sans le portrait de Jean de La Tour et de sa femme), sans le portrait du Vicomte de Turenne ni le grand tableau généalogique qui manquent souvent, pour ne pas dire toujours). Tome II: (1) f. de titre, 870 pp., (10) ff. de d'index, 1 planche page 263 et une grande planche dépliante par Nicolas Dorigny (Tabula iconographica), en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravé au burin par Leclerc. Il est à noter que l'exemplaire de la BNF en maroquin disponible sur Gallica, ainsi que celui de la bibliothèque de Gand ne possède pas non plus ni le portrait ni le tableau généalogique. Veau brun d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, coiffes et mors restaurés. Ce livre est un monument élevé à la gloire de la maison d'Auvergne, mais fut cause de la ruine de Baluze. L'amitié de l'auteur avec le Cardinal de Bouillon, et la disgrâce royale de ce dernier, rendit suspecte l'Histoire de la Maison d'Auvergne, comme comportant des faits avérés faux, allant jusqu'à l'interdiction complète de l'ouvrage par arrêt du roi en date du 20 juin 1710. La colère de celui-ci ne s'arrêta pas là, Etienne Baluze fut exilé et dépouillé de presque toute sa fortune. Saffroy souligne la rareté de cet ouvrage condamné. Bel exemplaire en très bon état de cet ouvrage très rare. Saffroy, III, 35256 et 35251; Brunet I, 630; Graesse I, 284.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. Cellarius b. Schenk und Valk, "Hypothesis Ptolemaica, sive communis Planetarum Motus pereccentricos & Epicyclos Demonstrans".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, 1708, 44 x 52 Zögner, Die Welt in Händen, S. 30 II/10; Koemann IV, Cel. 1, Blatt 14; Koeman Bd.III, S. 114, 485. Aus "Atlas Coelestis". Die Karten plattengleich mit dem bereits bei Janssonius verlegtem Himmelsatlas, der bei Schenk und Valk neu aufgelegt wurde. - Dargestellt ist das Weltbild des Ptolemäus. Saturn galt als der äußerste Planet, die Erde im Mittelpunkt der Welt. Die Sonne sowie die Planeten umkreisen die Erde. In den unteren Ecken 2 weitere Darstellungen zur Planetentheorie im Rund.

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        Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries

      1708 - 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 "Zouho" ["Revised and Expanded"]. OCLC lists only a few copies in the United States [Yale, Brigham Young, U. Minnesota]. Text in Japanese, with okurigana. Some wormholes to margins, not affecting text or pictures. English descriptions in pencil for several illustrations. A near-fine copy of a rare Japanese work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Panoramaans., "Filisburgo".

      - Kupferstich v. Coronelli, 1708, 7,7 x 38 Nicht bei Fauser und Schefold. Seltene Ansicht. Im Himmel drei kleine Wurmspuren

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        A MILITARY DICTIONARY. explaining all difficult terms in martial discipline, fortification, and gunnery. to which is likewise added, A Sea-Dictionary of all the Terms of Navigation. Both of them very useful (to all persons that read the Publick News, or serve in the Army, Navy, or Militia) for the under-standing the accounts of sieges, battels, and other warlike and marine expeditions, which daily occur in this Time of Action. by Officers who serv'd several years at sea and land. the third edition, improved

      London printed; and sold by J.Morphew 1708 - 12mo. pp[300]. engraved folding frontispiece. a little browning and marking, but generally a clean copy. ex-Bath Reference Library, with book-plate on front paste-down and occasional blind stamps. good copy in full contemporary calf, sympathetically re-backed and with repair to corners. later end-papers. The 'Sea-Dictionary' comprises 146 pages and is sub-titled ".explaining the Sea-Terms, the Names of each Part of a Ship, its Rigging, and all other Things belonging to it". 020 018 0910

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. I. van Loon n. Cellarius b. Schenk und Valk, "Hemisphaerivm Orbis Antiqvi cvm Zonis, Ciurcvlis, et sitv popvlorum diverso".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, 1708, 41 x 50 Koemann Bd. III, S. 114, 484. Planisphärenkarte der alten Welt aus "Atlas Coelestis". Die Karte plattengleich mit dem bereits bei Janssonius verlegten Himmelsatlas, der bei Schenk und Valk neu aufgelegt wurde. - Zeigt die alte Welt im Rund. In den oberen Ecken eine zweigeteilte Titelkartusche. In den unteren Ecken Darstellung astronomischer Diagramme ( u.a Armillarsphäre ). - Bugfalte und Koloritbruch restauriert.

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        RELATION DU VOYAGE DU PORT ROYAL DE L'ACADIE, OU DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE. DANS LAQUELLE ON VOIT UN DETAIL DES DIVERS MOUVEMENS DE LA MER DANS UNE TRAVERSEE DE LONG COURS.

      Rouen. 1708. - [14],236,[1],7pp. Half title. 12mo. 19th-century three-quarter green morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Spine discolored to brown (but not unattractively). Bookplate ("Mercatoris S. Henrici") on front pastedown of noted collector Henry Marquand on front free endpaper. Quite clean internally. Very good. Diereville went to New France with a boat load of trade goods for a French merchant firm, and spent a year at Port Royal from the fall of 1699 to the fall of 1700. His account of the trip includes descriptions of flora and fauna, life in New France, tribes of Indians encountered, and particularly the beaver and the trade in beaver pelts. The work is unusual in that it is partly written in verse. Evidently the author originally intended the whole as a poem, but his friends convinced him it would not be credible unless some of it was in prose. This is the third and best of three Rouen editions, distinguished by containing a seven-page supplement describing the unsuccessful British attack on Port Royal in 1707, with an altered titlepage noting the addition. LANDE 183. TPL 125 (1710 ed). SABIN 20128. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 708/39. ARENTS ADDITIONS 596. LANDE 183.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. Cellarius b. Schenk und Valk, "Orbivm Planetarum Terram Complectentium Scenographia".

      - mit altem Kolorit, 1708, 44 x 52 Zögner, Die Welt in Händen, S. 30 II/10; Koemann IV, Cel. 1, Blatt 3; Koemann Bd.III, S. 114, 474. Aus "Atlas Coelestis". Die Karten plattengleich mit dem bereits bei Janssonius verlegtem Himmelsatlas, der bei Schenk und Valk neu aufgelegt wurde. - Dargestellt ist (dreidimensional ) das Weltbild des Ptolemäus. Saturn galt als der äußerste Planet, die Erde im Mittelpunkt der Welt. Die Sonne sowie die Planeten umkreisen die Erde. In den unteren Ecken 2 weitere Darstellungen im Rund, die das ptolemäische System dem System von Tycho Brahe gegenüber stellt. - Restauriert. ( allseitig angerändert und Fehlstellen fachgerecht restauriert ).

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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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        1708 1st ed Art of Cookery William King Poetry Horace English Cooking Cuisine

      London : Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street, [1708] - 1708 1st ed Art of Cookery William King Poetry Horace English Cooking Cuisine A rare 1st edition and fascinating poem by William King, written in the style of Horace. William King (1663–1712) was an English poet. We find other examples of this same book for sale elsewhere for $2,000! Main author: William King Title: The art of cookery : in imitation of Horace's Art of poetry. With some letters to Dr. Lister, and others: Occasion'd principally by the Title of a Book publish'd by the Doctor, being the Works of Apicius Coelius, Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients. With an Extract of the greatest Curiosities contain'd in that Book. To which is added, Horace's Art of poetry, in Latin. By the author of the Journey to London. Humbly inscrib'd to the Honourable Beef Steak Club. Published: London : Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street, [1708] Language: English Notes & contents: • First authorized edition of this interesting satire of Martin Lister's 1705 edition of Apicius. • Bibliographical references: o Foxon K57 o ESTC T22442 • Provenance: Bookplate – Claudia Q. Murphy o An American, early 20th century author, Claudia Q. Murphy’s works were based on cooking, dining, culinary skills and the like. o Bibliography: Bread--the vital food, illustrated with plates on copper from authentic sources, including a glossary of bread terms, also a selected list of general and historical references to bread. A collation of cakes yesterday and today, in which is included a true and accurate notation of early English and colonial American receipts, showing the beginning and progress of the gentle art of cake making to the present time, by Claudia Quigley Murphy . To be used in the class room for the teaching of culinary art, as well as in home demonstration work, women's clubs, etc. The history of the art of tablesetting : ancient and modern, from Anglo-Saxon days to the present time, with illustrations and bibliography. For the use of schools, colleges, extension workers, women's clubs, etc., etc. / by Claudia Quigley Murphy. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure fine leather binding Pages: complete with all 160 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street, [1708] Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $750 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essay d’Analyse sur les Jeux de Hazard. (ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE DE L'AUTEUR)

      - Paris, Jacque Quillau, 1708. In-4, plein veau acajou de l’époque, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les chasses, tranches rouges, xxiv, 189, (2) p. de Privilège, (1) p. d'erratum. 3 planches hors texte, 6 vignettes et 4 bandeaux par Sébastien Leclerc, marque typographique au titre. Edition originale du premier ouvrage sur la théorie des chances et des probabilités. Illustration gravée sur cuivre: 3 planches d’équation hors texte, 6 vignettes dans le texte dont 2 représentations de jeu de trictrac et 4 bandeaux par Sébastien Leclerc, marque typographique au titre. Ces représentations de joueuses et joueurs aux tables de jeux, gravées par de Sébastien Leclerc, outre leur finesse d'exécution, s'avèrent d'une grande valeur documentaire. Mathématicien, Pierre Raymond de Montmort (1678-1719) s'intéressa principalement au calcul des probabilités. Élu à de l'Académie des sciences et membre de la Royal Society, il fut en relation avec les principaux savants de son temps en France et en Angleterre. L’ouvrage est divisé en quatre parties : I- "Traité des combinaisons". II- Analyse des problèmes liés aux jeux de cartes de l’époque (Pharaon, Lansquenet, jeu du treize, bassette, piquet, etc.). III- Etude des jeux de dés (quinquenove, jeux du hasard, l’espérance, trictrac, les trois dés, la rafle, etc.). IV- L’auteur soumet certaines solutions dont la réponse aux célèbres cinq problèmes posés par Huygens en 1657. V- Correspondance scientifique en particulier avec Jean et Nicolas Bernoulli. L'intérêt de l’ouvrage, qui eut une seconde édition, n'échappa à ses contemporains, ni les multiples applications pratiques possibles: "arithmétique politique", agriculture, commerce, monnaie (il a été lu par John Law), navigation, démographie, etc. (voir son éloge par Fontenelle dans le recueil des 'Histoires de l'Académie royale des sciences', 1719, vol. I, p. p. 83-93). Tache d'encre p. 13, petite déchirure p. 81-82 sans manque, brunissures, quelques traces de restaurations à la reliure. Bel exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque, grand de marges (278 x 205 mm). Envoi autographe signé de l’auteur, à l’encre dorée: "Pour Monsieur le Président Cavelier par son très humble et très obéissant serveur et très fidèle ami". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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