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        A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and Determined; In the Reign of the Late King Charles II. 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.]. . Contemporary calf, rubbed but still presentable. 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/' "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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        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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        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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        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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      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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        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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        Annali della Repubblica di Genova del secolo decimo sesto descritti da Filippo Casoni

      per Antonio Casamara, 1708. 302x220 Tagli spruzzati esemplare marginoso Fregio al frontespizio capilettera e finalini ornati xilografati

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        Sammelband mit 6 Schriften.

      1708 - 1708-1737. 19,5x14,5 cm. Schlichter Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit. 1. (Schnorf, Beat Anton?). Species facti Cum summariâ causae Deductione In Sachen Der Reichs Lehenbahren Graffschafft Toggenburg. (O.O., o. Dr., 1712). 97 n.n. S. - 2. Beylag Der abcopierten Brieffschafften. (St. Gallen, o. Dr., 1710). 156 S. (ohne 1 Bl. Register zur Beilage). - Beilage zu «Species facti cum summaria causae deductione In Sachen der Reichs-Lehenbahren Grafschafft Toggenburg. - 3. Friedens-Vertrag, Wie derselbe durch Beyder Lobl. Ständen Zürich und Bern An einem; Dann Ihr Fürstl. Gnaden Des Hrn. Prälaten von St. Gallen Am andern Theil; Herren Pacificatoren Zu Baden im Ergeu beabredet, von Denselben nach empfangenen Vollmachten unterschrieben, Und endtlich Von denen Allseitig-Hohen Herzen Principalen Selbsten ratificire worden. Zürich, Gessner, 1718. 28 S., 4 n.n. S. (Friedens-Ratification Lob. Stands Zürich und Lobl. Stands Bern). - (Wasserrandig). - 4. Process, So Ein Loblicher Stand Schweitz In Truck zubringen Befohlen, Den Unglückseligen Stadler Betreffend. Zug, Wolfgang Leonti Seydler, 1708. Titelbl., 26 S. - 5. Iselin, Johann Rudolph. Specimen Historico-Juridicum de Institutis Militaribus Helvetiorum. . Praeside Joh. Rudolpho Iselio . aequo eruditorum examini submittet Joh. Petrus Stückelberger. Basel, Friedrich Ludwig Meyer, (1737). 19 S. - 6. Iselin, Johann. Dissertatio Juridicio Politica de Jure Legationum Liberae Reipubl. Helveticae, . Praeside Joh. Rudolpho Iselio . publice defendere conabitur. Emanuel Falckner. Basel, Johann Henr. Decker, 1737. 23 S. - (Einband berieben und an den Kanten etwas bestossen. Vorderdeckel an der oberen Ecke mit kleinem Loch im Leder. Stellenweise etwas fleckig und gebräunt. Nr. 3 wasserrandig). Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire UNIVERSEL FRANCOIS - 3 tomes

      Description: Contenant tous les mots françois, tant vieux que modernes, et les termes des sciences et des arts. Année: 1708 3 tomes Belles serie, assez rare, tranche endommagée voir photo. Quelques rousseurs

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         Le Théâtre de la guerre dans les Sévennes, le Languedoc, et le pays aux environs, où sont exactement observés les chemins &c. d'où les mécontens font leurs courses. Dessinné sur les lieux.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1708. 866 x 592 mm. Magnifique carte brillamment aquarellée à l'époque, figurant la région des Cévennes et du Languedoc lors de la Guerre des Cévennes ou Guerre des Camisards. Les Camisards, paysans huguenots de la région des Cévennes et du Bas-Languedoc, se soulevèrent entre 1702 et 1711 contre le roi Louis XIV, suite aux persécutions qui suivirent la révocation de l'Edit de Nantes en 1685, qui entraîna l'interdiction du protestantisme. La guerre dura de 1702 à 1705, avec les affrontements les plus violents en 1704. Bel exemplaire dans de superbes coloris de l'époque.

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        Korte Verklaaringe van het Vierde Gebot der Goddelijke Wet. Waar bij ook soo de Schaaduachtige Plechtelijkheit als de Altoos-Duurende Zeedelijkheit van het selve wort getoont. Volgens de Set-Reegels van de Algemeene Neederlantsche Opper-Kerk-Vergaaderinge van Dordrecht. Oovergenoomen uit een Latijnsche Oeffeninge. WAARBIJ: Kort Ondersoek van de soo Genoemde Seeven Tiiden der Kerke des Niewen Testaments. Met een diergelijk Aanhangsel, van de soo Genoemde Ses Teekenen der Tiiden des Ouden Testaments. Beide oovergenoomen uit de Latijnsche Schriften.

      Leiden, Jordaan Luchtmans/2e werk: Leiden, Johannes Arnoldus Langerak 1708/1713 - 2 werken in 1 band, (8) 96, (16) 264 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 4° (achterplat gerestaureerd, twee zeldzame werken van Joh. a Marck in een mooie originele band)

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        Laurel historico, y panegyrico real, de las gloriosas empresas del rey nuestro señor Philipo Quinto, el Animoso: desde su feliz exaltacion al trono, con los empleos de su edad florida antes de ocupar el solio, sucessos de Europa en el tiempo de su Reynado, hasta el mes de Noviembre de 1707, y vna breve descripcion geographica de los Reynos, Provincias, y Ciudades, que han sido, y son el Theatro de las guerras presentes / compuesto por Don Luis Enriquez de Navarra...

      En Madrid : vendese en casa de Francisco Laso..., 1708. I-4, 12 feuillets non chiffrés, 208 et 104 pages. Signatures :;-;;;4, A-Z4, Aa-Cc4, A-N4. Quelques traits de plume anciens à l'encre (pages 46, 47, 48, 53 et 176.). Reliure parchemin, liens, titres en gothiques au dos "Laurel Historico". Edition Originale

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        The Conquest of Syria, Persia, and Aegypt, by the Saracens: containing the lives of Abubeker, Omar, and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet, giving an account of their most remarkable battles, sieges, &c. [...]. London, for R. Knaplock, J. Sprint, R. Smith, and J. Round, 1708.

      1708. 8vo. XX, III-VIII, XI-XIV, (4), 391, (21) pp. Contemp panelled calf with giltstamped red label to gilt spine; leading edges gilt. Edges sprinkled in red. First edition of the author's most famous work. The orientalist Simon Ockley (1678-1720) was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. He became fellow of Jesus College and vicar of Swavesey, and in 1711 was chosen Arabic professor of the university. His "'History of the Saracens' long enjoyed a great reputation; unfortunately Ockley took as his main authority a MS. in the Bodleian of Pseudo-Wakidi's 'Futúh al-Shám', which is rather historical romance than history. He also translated from the Arabic the Second Book of Esdras" (Enc. Brit.). A second volume appeared in 1718. - This copy includes 2 slightly different versions of the dedication to Henry Aldrich: the second, omitting his designation as 'One of Her Majesty's Chaplain in Ordinary', and containing other changes, is inserted in the preface. - Old ms. dates on t. p. Binding worn. Blackmer 1216. Gay 98. NYPL Arabia coll. 33. Diba Collection p. 209. OCLC 13745389. Cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula (later editions). Wilson 161 (ed. 1718). Brunet IV, 155 (3rd ed.).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GWedelius"). Jena, 23. VIII. 1708.

      1708. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Verso Siegelreste und eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Schöner Gelehrten- und Freundschaftsbrief an seinen Kollegen Günther Christoph Schelhammer (1649-1716) in Kiel, über Iatrochemie sowie die Aussicht, trotz seines fortgeschrittenen Alters abermals Vater zu werden: "Non respondi hactenus gratissimis tuis, in quibus nil quicquam desidero, quam ut Philosophiae Chimicae, si ita loqui fas est, superstructae illi Peripaticae, paulo faventior reddaris, inprimis post, quam universalis medicinae, seu artis divinae, experimento laudatissimo Paykulii, vere adepti, sed infelicis, lux clarior emicuit, cum aliis. B. Posnero nostro olim persuadere sum annisus, ut, saltem ex hypothesi, chimica principia admitteret & doceret, sed maluit ille carere fructu praesentaneo, quam aures dare. Ego vero persuasissimus sum, cum meis, esse hanc philosophiam genuinam, facillimam, maiestati divinae congruam, & utilissimam. Delector iam apprime publicis lectionibus Physiologicis, quibus iam occupor denuo, in excolendis utrisque. Una vero insignissime, quod Deus O. M. coniugi lectissimae clementissime benedixerit, mihique in senio prolem, divinae singularis signum gratiae concessurus sit, quam suo tempore exosculabimur [...]". - Der Medizinprofessor Wedel, Doktorvater des Adressaten und einer der herausragenden Universitätslehrer des 17. Jahrhunderts, war Schüler des Jenenser Naturforschers Werner Rolfinck. Ab 1685 fürstlich sächsischer Leibarzt und seit 1694 kaiserlicher Pfalzgraf, war er einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der von Franciscus Sylvius vermittelten Paracelsischen Iatrochemie. "Hervorstechend ist besonders die Korrespondenz zwischen Schelhammer und Wedel. Es existieren insgesamt 69 Briefe [...] Die ausführliche Korrespondenz zwischen Wedel und Schelhammer läßt auf eine Freundschaft zwischen den beiden Männern schließen. Sie tauschten auf diese Weise ihre Forschungsergebnisse aus und erörterten medizinische und chemische Fragestellungen. Aber auch private Angelegenheiten und Sorgen sind diskutiert worden. Die gegenseitige Anerkennung der beiden Mediziner kommt u. a. in den Anreden ihrer Briefe zum Ausdruck" (Spanke). Der Adressat Schelhammer, Ziehsohn und Neffe Rolfincks, lehrte Botanik in Helmstedt, dann auch Chirurgie in Jena, bevor er 1695 auf den Kieler Lehrstuhl für Medizin berufen wurde. Der Leibarzt der Herzöge von Gottorf, wie Wedel Verfechter der Iatrochemie, ist auch bekannt als Korrespondent von Leibniz, der ihn schätzte. Sein 1704 verfasstes Hauptwerk, die "Ars medendi vindicata", erschien erst 1747 posthum. - In der oberen rechten Ecke etwas spätere hs. Numerierung "CIV" (wohl von der Hand des Herausgebers Christian Stephan Scheffel, 1730er Jahre); unten rechts von derselben Hand die Numerierung "33". Der Brief fehlt im von Hildegard Spanke erstellten Zensus der Wedel'schen Korrespondenz. - Spuren zeitgenöss. Faltung; am unteren Rand kl. Ausriss von der Siegelöffnung (keine Textberührung). Sehr schön erhalten. Gedr. (mit Abweichung) in: C. S. Scheffel (Hg.), Fasciculus epistolarum selectiorum a Schelhammerum (Leipzig 1740), S. 367f., Nr. 104. Nicht bei: H. Spanke, Die Korrespondenz Georg Wolfgang Wedels (1645- 1721), in: Nouvelles de la republique des lettres 2 (1982), S. 115-131.

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        Copy of her Majesties commission to the justices of peace of Edinburgh shire, with the powers and instructions to the whole justices in North Britain.

      [Edinburgh Folio (31.5 cm, 12.4"). 4 pp.. 1708] Commencing with a long list of addressees, this missive describes the duties and responsibilities of those who uphold the law in Edinburgh. Among the crimes which should be actively prosecuted are "Witchcrafts, Inchantments, magical Arts, Sorceries, Transgressions. . . . " => ESTC describes only Scottish holdings of this item. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper. Darkened, last page with a short closed tear and with light-colored staining partially obscuring a few letters.

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        Laurel historico, y panegyrico real, de las gloriosas empresas del rey nuestro señor Philipo Quinto, el Animoso: desde su feliz exaltacion al trono, con los empleos de su edad florida antes de ocupar el solio, sucessos de Europa en el tiempo de su Reynado, hasta el mes de Noviembre de 1707, y vna breve descripcion geographica de los Reynos, Provincias, y Ciudades, que han sido, y son el Theatro de las guerras presentes / compuesto por Don Luis Enriquez de Navarra.

      Francisco Laso 1708 - En Madrid : vendese en casa de Francisco Laso., 1708. I-4, 12 feuillets non chiffrés, 208 et 104 pages. Signatures : ¶-¶¶¶4, A-Z4, Aa-Cc4, A-N4. Quelques traits de plume anciens à l’encre (pages 46, 47, 48, 53 et 176.). Reliure parchemin, liens, titres en gothiques au dos « Laurel Historico ». [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A voyage to Arabia the happy by the way of the Eastern ocean, and the streights of the Red-Sea: perform'd by the French for the first time, A.D. 1708, 1709, 1710. London, printed for G. Strahan and R. Williamson, 1726.

      1708. 8vo. XII, 312 pp. With folding map and 3 plates. Later binding in contemporary panelled style mit red morocco label to gilt spine. The rare first English edition of this conflation of reports from French expeditions to Arabia during the years 1708-1713, first published in French in 1716. "It was with distinct literary skill that La Roque, who himself had visited Syria in 1689, prepared a construed travel report from the notes of various members of the first French expeditions to Arabia and Yemen. The 'Travels to Happy Arabia' well suited the tastes of the time. The well-founded knowledge which La Roque owed to the observations of Captain Merveille and his companions allowed him to provide the first detailed account of Arabic coffee plantations and the coffee trade of the Peninsula" (cf. Schnyder/v. Waldkirch, Wie Europa den Kaffee entdeckte, p. 207f.). The Atabey copy sold at Sotheby's in 2002 (lot 1473) commanded £2,868. - Occasional duststaining, but well-preserved altogether. Provenance: from the library of William Alfred Eddy (1896-1962) with his armorial bookplate ("Crux mihi grata quies" - The Cross is to me a welcome rest) on pastedown. The Sidon-born Eddy, fluent in Arabic and Arabic culture, variously served as U.S. Marine Corps officer, Aramco consultant, U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia, university professor of English Literature and college president, intelligence operative and one of the fathers of the CIA. His Ph.D. in English studies, written on "Gullivers' Travels" (1922), would seem to befit a traveller so able in the art of reversing perspectives. Macro 1427. Howgego I, p. 591, L30. Cox I, 222. Hünersdorff 1275. Mueller (Kaffee) 181. BMC 14:881.765. Cf. Weber II, 468f. Blackmer 50. Atabey 673.

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        Traité de la lithotomie ou de l'extraction de la pierre hors de la vessie.

      P., François H. Muguet, 1708, 5ème éd. revue, corrigée et augmentée, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs rehaussés de motifs dorés, double filet doré formant caissons entièrement décorés, triple filet doré sur les plats guillochage sur les coupes, petite dentelle intérieure, tr. dorées (reliure ancienne), [10 ]ff.-352 pp. (M.13) Complet du portrait, des 18 gravures h.-t., et des 2 fig. in-t. par LALOUETTE. Seul ouvrage de l'auteur (1647-1724), lithotomiste à l'Hôpital de la Charité à Paris ! Il "est l'auteur d'un ouvrage sur la taille, qui, pour la richesse des faits, le choix judicieux des méthodes appropriées aux divers cas, la clarté de l'exposition, ne le cédait à aucun de ceux qui avaient paru jusqu'alors s ur le même sujet. Aussi cet ouvrage eut-il un très grand succès". (Grand Larousse du XIXème). Rare en maroquin.

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         Les Montagnes des Alpes où sont remarqués les passages de France en Italie, le duché de Milan, et les estats du duc de Savoye.

      Paris H. Jaillot 1708 En deux feuilles jointes de 566 x 884 mm. Belle carte s'étendant de la Savoie et du Piémont à la Lombardie orientale. C'est une carte importante pour la région car elle indique les voies de communication entre le Val d'Aoste et le Faucigny et entre le Piémont et le Dauphiné. Elle présente un "parcours routier" qui relie Chamonix à Courmayeur, indiqué comme Col Major, l'antique passage hypothétique à travers le Mont-Blanc. Ce dernier est identifié par le toponyme Les Glacières. Deux rousseurs dans la partie supérieure. Bon exemplaire aux contours coloriés à l'époque. Pastoureau, JAILLOT II D, 172 ; Aliprandi, I, 90.

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         Typus aspectuum, oppositionum et conjunctionum etz in planetis.

      Amsterdam Petrus Schenk et Gerard Valk 1708 433 x 514 mm. Très belle carte céleste, figurant en son centre une petite carte circulaire axée sur le pôle Nord avec l'Asie, le nord du continent africain et l'Amérique du Nord où la Californie est représentée comme une île. Autour de cette carte un entrecroisement de lignes illustre les aspects astrologiques avec les conjonctions et les oppositions entre les planètes, avec tout autour les 12 signes du zodiaque. Les bordures sont ornées de nombreux angelots. Cette carte est issue de l'Atlas Coelestis, ou atlas céleste, publié une première fois en 1660, puis en 1708 par Schenk et Valk. Entièrement dédié au monde céleste, c'est le seul atlas du genre élaboré à l'époque de l'âge d'or de la cartographie hollandaise. Les 29 cartes qui le composent sont les plus remarquables jamais réalisées. D'origine allemande ou polonaise, Cellarius fut mathématicien et recteur de l'école de latin à Hoorn, au nord d'Amsterdam. Très bel exemplaire dans de beaux coloris de l'époque.

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        Psaltyr' blazhennago proroka i tsaria Davyda [...]. Lviv, v typografie Bratskoi pri tserkvi Uspeniia pr[esviatyia] B[ogorodi]tsa [Vassil Stavnitski], 1708.

      1708. 4to. (10), 251, (1) ff. Title page, preface, index and first page of text all printed in red and black. With figural and architectural woodcut title border, woodcut printer's device on reverse of title page, full-page woodcut in the text, woodcut headpiece (King David with harp) and numerous woodcut initials and vignettes. Contemp. blindstamped calf on three raised bands with giltstamped supralibros on front cover. Finely printer Lviv psalter from the press of the Dormition Brotherhood. A direct reprint of the 1570 Zabludów edition printed by the first Slavic printer, Ivan Fyodorov, using his original types and woodcuts. The Lviv Brotherhood had taken over Fyodorov's press and then produced many liturgical and pedagogical works. The printery played an important role in Ukrainian intellectual life and orthodox apology; Fyodorov's material and original designs continued to be used until the 19th century. Transformed into the "Stauropegion Institute" in 1788 by order of Emperor Joseph II, the press survived until the Soviet occupation in 1939. - The woodcuts are signed "EZ" and "Eustaf. Zadar" (i. e., Eustaphius Zadarowski); the fine, full-page woodcut of David is dated 1677. As the illustrations were requently re-used since the 16th century, many are rather flat; the numerous initials and decorative vignettes, taken over from the famous 1580 Ostrog Bible, are better preserved. - Several small defects to edges (old remarginings and professional modern restorations; slight loss to text on p. 6f.). Slightly fingerstained throughout, with contemp. ms. marginalia. The pretty, newly varnished binding bears blindstamped roll-tooled borders; the centerpiece (newly gilt) shows the Holy Trinity. Zapasko/Isaievych II, 24. Darlow/Moule II, p. 1403.

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         [AFRIQUE MERIDIONALE] Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres.

      Amsterdam, Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, [1708-1730]. 496 x 601 mm. Belle carte figurant la partie sud du continent africain, entre le Congo, le Kenya et l'Afrique du Sud, avec les Comores, Madagascar et les Mascareignes. Eminent cartographe et premier géographe du roi, Guillaume de l'Isle fut le premier à rétablir l'étendue exacte de la Méditerranée, et à rendre à la Californie sa forme correcte de péninsule. Bel exemplaire aux contours aquarellés à l'époque.

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        Cours de Peinture par Principes composé par Mr. de Piles.

      chez Jacques Estienne, Paris 1708 - Lederband der Zeit, mit Rücken Prägung und Vergoldung, Ledereinband / leren band / reliure en cuir / leather binding, zeitgenössisch / uit dezelfde tijd / époque / contemporary, kl.-8°, (16,5*10 cm), 2] Blatt, 493 S., [9] Blatt, Relié plein cuir. Bon état., guter Zustand Erste Ausgabe First edition fr 500 Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        De antiquitatibus Hortae coloniae Etruscorum libri duo. Accedunt Acta vetera, inter quae Decretum sincerum Gelasii I. ex insigni codice Vaticano.

      Fontanini, Giusto. Romae, apud Franciscum Gonzagam in via Lata, 1708. De antiquitatibus Hortae coloniae Etruscorum libri duo. Accedunt Acta vetera, inter quae Decretum sincerum Gelasii I. ex insigni codice Vaticano. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. xxii, 509, (1) pp. con numerose illustrazioni incise in rame n.t. e 5 tavole incise in rame f.t. (2 a doppia pagina) incluse la pianta ed una grande veduta della città di Orte. Bellissimo esemplare della rara edizione originale sconosciuta al Ranghiasi, che cita l' ediz. del 1723. Manca al Lozzi e alla Bibl. Platneriana. Uff. mob. 2.

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        Quae Exstant, Ad fidem Veterum Membranarum sedulo castigata. Accedunt Notae, cum Variar. Lectionum Libello, & terni Indices ; quorum primus Omnes Voces Tibullianas Complectitur

      Amstelaedami (Amsterdam) Ex Officina Wetsteniana (Wetstein) 1708In-4 (243 x 194 mm), vélin ivoire, dos à nerfs soulignés de filets or, fleuron doré dans les caissons, titre calligraphié, armes au centre des plats, double filet en encadrement avec fleurons d'angles, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Illustré d'un frontispice, 9 gravures hors-texte, 9 vignettes dans le texte. L'une des plus belles éditions de Tibulle, "poète de la tendresse, maître de l'élégance" (Gonzague Truc). Ornée d'une très belle illustration gravée, elle fut donnée par Jean van Broekhuizen, navigateur et poète néo-latin hollandais (Brunet V, col. 856). Exemplaire en grand papier, aux armes de la Famille Victor, probablement émigrée à Amsterdam à la suite de la Révocation de l'édit de Nantes (Escoffier. Série Héraldique I, 21, fer n° 19. Riestapp II, 995). Etiquette Librairie Costey frères. (quelques défauts d'usage, coiffe inférieure usagée, trace sur le second plat, encoches sur les plats car les lacets manquent, quelques légères rousseurs). // Quarto (243 x 194 mm), ivory-colour vellum, spine raised on bands with gilt fillets and gilt flowerets, calligraphic title, central arms on covers, double fillet border and floweret on corners, sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a frontispiece, 9 engraved plates and 9 engraved vignettes in the text. One of the nicest edition of Tibulle, "tenderness poet, master in the elegance" (Gonzague Truc). Decorated with fine engravings, it was set up by Jean van Broekhuizen, neo-Latin Dutch sailor and poet (Brunet V, col. 856). Copy on fine large paper, bearing arms of Victor family, who probably migrated to Amsterdam at the time of "Edit de Nantes" (Escoffier. Série Héraldique I, 21, fer n° 19. Riestapp II, 995). Stamp of Librairie Costey frères. (some defects of use, bottom of spine used, stain on lower plate, notches on covers due to lacking laces, some light spots).

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