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        Gloria De Tarazona, Merecida En Los Siglos Passados, De La Antigua Naturaleza De Sus Hazañas. Aumentada En La Edad Presente, De La Nueva Gracia, Valor y Fidelidad De Sus Naturales. Escrita Por Un Hijo De La Patria. Sácala a La Luz, y Consagra al Rey .(*

      Imprenta Real, Por Joseph Rodríguez De Escobar, Madrid 1708 - (*).Nuestro Señor Felipe V El Animoso, la Fidelíssima, y Vencedora Ciudad de Tarazona. Portada (levemente restaurada)- 14 h. - 1 lámina con un gran escudo heráldico de Tarazona - 381pp. - reverso y 1 h. Muy buen ejemplar a gran papel, solo presenta una mancha en el margen blanco de los 8 primeros folios. Perfecta encuadernación del siglo XX en muy buena piel, adornada con hierros en seco. Lomera con nervios y florones al oro. Palau dice:"Según Latassa (Félix de Latassa y Ortín (Zaragoza, 1733 - 1805) fue el mayor de los bibliógrafos de las letras aragonesas) el autor es el padre jesuita Pascual Ranzón." =Cuenta la leyenda que Tarazona fue fundada por Tubal Caín, y reedificada por Hércules. Así reza en el escudo de la ciudad: «TubalCain me aedificavit. Hércules me reaedificavit». En la Hispania romana Tarazona recibió el nombre de Turiaso, siendo una próspera ciudad de derecho romano llegando a acuñar moneda propia. Fue una de las fortalezas visigodas más importantes frente a los vascones. Tras la toma de La Aljafería de Zaragoza en 1118, las tropas cristianas vencieron en las proximidades de Tarazona al ejército musulmán que acudía en ayuda de Zaragoza. Reconquistada Tarazona en 1119 por Alfonso I de Aragón, la ciudad se convirtió en sede episcopal. A la muerte de este monarca, Alfonso VII de Castilla ocupó Tarazona—aunque poco después retornó a manos aragonesas. Tarazona quedó emplazada como ciudad fronteriza entre Castilla, Navarra y Aragón, cobrando especial importancia estratégica. En la Guerra de Sucesión, Tarazona se puso bajo la bandera del que sería el futuro monarca, Felipe V, quien en 1707 recompensó la fidelidad de la ciudad con una serie de privilegios. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aquaculture industry standards (set 2)(Chinese Edition) ZUI XIN ZHONG GUO SHUI CHAN HANG YE BIAO ZHUN ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 2 CE )

      China Agriculture Press. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 1708 in Publisher: China Agriculture Press Latest aquatic industry standard (two). a collection of 209 the 2004-2009 agricultural industry standard. Contents: Imprint SCT00032006 aquatic enterprises HACCP management system certification Guide SCT0004-2006 shrimp farming SCT0005-2007 quality and safety management technology regulation SCT1004-2004 eel with the feed SCT1009-rice-fish culture technology regulation SCT1010-2008 soft-shelled turtle aquaculture qual... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The History of the Jews, from Jesus Christ to the Present Time : Containing Their Antiquities, Their Religion, Their Rites, the Dispersion of the Ten Tribes in the East . ...and the Persecutions This Nation Has Suffer'd in the West. Being a Supplement and Continuation of the History of Josephus / Written in French by Mr Basnage ; Translated Into English by Tho. Taylor. [ Histoire Des Juifs. English ]

      London : Printed For J. Beaver And B. Lintot In Fleet Street, R. Knaplock In St. Paul's Church-Yard, J. Sprint In Little Brittain, A. Bell, R. Smith, And J. Round In Cornhill, 1708. 1st Edition. LACKS the frontis. Physical desc. : x, [4], 759 [i. E.775], [1] p. ; 2o. Subject: Josephus, Flavius. - Peri tou Houdaikou polemou. Jews - History. Judaism. Referenced by: ESTC t090837. Very good copy in the original, full, blind-tooled aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original label retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Coeli Stellati Christiani Hemispherium Prius

      Amsterdam, Schenk and Valk 1708 - Andreas Cellarius (1656-1702) From Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708 Hand-colored copperplate engravings 32” x 36 1/2” framed Framed in beautiful 24 carat gold leaf frames with hand-detailing to museum specifications (UV plexiglasss). In addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the celestial charts of Andreas Cellarius comprise the most sweeping, ambitious project in the history of celestial cartography, one which also illustrates the historical tensions of the time. Cellarius’ maps present the evolution of the field of astronomy from ancient times until his own. In his distinctive visual language, Cellarius portrayed the often-conflicting theories that prevailed. In addition to the relatively obscure notions of Tycho Brahe and Schiller, Cellarius’s charts track the theories of Ptolemy, dating from the 2nd century AD, and Copernicus’s 16th-century challenge to the venerable ancient astronomer. Cellarius’ project was not devoid of political motivation. Up to his time of artistic activity, the Netherlands had been the unquestioned center of scientific discovery, and Dutch mapmakers had reigned supreme above all others. In the early 18th century, Louis XV of France sought to bring his country to the forefront of science, and by association, to imply political dominance. His efforts led to great competition between France and the Netherlands, and Cellarius’ sweeping project was an attempt to thwart French attempts completely. In some cases, Cellarius incorporated French elements into his maps, like acanthus leaves which can be seen often on French furniture of the period. In this way, he attempted to use French visual elements more skillfully than they themselves could. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Dutch cartographers reigned supreme in their field. Cellarius’ work remains a landmark of the Golden Age of Exploration, combining great artistic beauty with scientific documentation. The vibrant hues, spanning the color spectrum, give amazing animation to the images, and the skies appear to come alive with bright figures.

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        Corporum Coelestium Magnitudines

      Schenk and Valk, Amsterdam 1708 - Andreas Cellarius (1656-1702) From Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 32” x 36 1/2” framed Condition: discoloration along center crease In addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the celestial charts of Andreas Cellarius comprise the most sweeping, ambitious project in the history of celestial cartography, one which also illustrates the historical tensions of the time. Cellarius’ maps present the evolution of the field of astronomy from ancient times until his own. In his distinctive visual language, Cellarius portrayed the often-conflicting theories that prevailed. In addition to the relatively obscure notions of Tycho Brahe and Schiller, Cellarius’s charts track the theories of Ptolemy, dating from the 2nd century AD, and Copernicus’s 16th-century challenge to the venerable ancient astronomer. Cellarius’ project was not devoid of political motivation. Up to his time of artistic activity, the Netherlands had been the unquestioned center of scientific discovery, and Dutch mapmakers had reigned supreme above all others. In the early 18th century, Louis XV of France sought to bring his country to the forefront of science, and by association, to imply political dominance. His efforts led to great competition between France and the Netherlands, and Cellarius’ sweeping project was an attempt to thwart French attempts completely. In some cases, Cellarius incorporated French elements into his maps, like acanthus leaves which can be seen often on French furniture of the period. In this way, he attempted to use French visual elements more skillfully than they themselves could. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Dutch cartographers reigned supreme in their field. Cellarius’ work remains a landmark of the Golden Age of Exploration, combining great artistic beauty with scientific documentation. The vibrant hues, spanning the color spectrum, give amazing animation to the images, and the skies appear to come alive with bright figures.

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        The Southern Celestial Hemisphere of Classical Antiquity] Hæmisphærium Stellatum Australe Antiquum

      G.Valck & P.Schenk, [Amsterdam 1708 - One of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced, from the Valk & Schenck edition of Cellarius This artistically virtuous composition represents a view of the sky of the Southern Hemisphere as considered by Ancient Greek custom, forming part of the Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus (Harmonious Universe or New and Universal Atlas) by Andreas Cellarius, the finest celestial atlas ever produced. According to Classical astronomy, championed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, the stars were mounted on a huge, transparent, crystal sphere part of a divine system in which all of the stars and planets rotated around the Earth. In this chart, the figures of the zodiac form a circle within which are the constellations of the Southern sky, including Orion, Hydra, and the Southern Cross, all represented by lively Baroque figures. The present image by Cellarius was created during the great era of Dutch map-making, a period that saw the perfection of the art of representing scientific ideas in graphic form by means of engraving. It was first printed by Janssonius in 1660, and reprinted in 1661. In 1708, Gerard Valck and Petrus Schenk, made their own edition, adding their names to the plates. Andreas Cellarius was born in about 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms in the Rhine-Hesse region of Germany. From 1625 to 1637 Cellarius worked as a schoolmaster in Amsterdam and The Hague, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as headmaster or rector of the Latin School. He published a number of works during his lifetime, but the last and greatest was the Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica . Cellarius resigned from his post as headmaster in early 1665 and died in Hoorn in November of the same year. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel. 3. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. Excellent condition.

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        NOBILIARCHIA PORTUGUEZA. Tratado da Nobreza hereditaria & politica.

      Felippe de Souza Villela, Lisboa 1708 - 8º, anteport. (sello ant. poseedor), port, 4h, 349p (pags. 207-211 con merma esq. sup, afecta texto en 207 y ligeramente en 209), 5h, hojas tostadas. Plena piel con nervios, rozada, ex-libris color ant. poseedor. - Segunda edición de esta importante obra de Heráldica y Genealogía portuguesa (la primera es de 1676). 1708

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        Tractatus synopticus de retractu consanguinatis, nova et accurata methodo per conclusiones, declarationes, ampliationes . Editio secunda priori correctior. Gießen, H. Velstein 1662. Kl. 4°. 15 Bll., 420 S., 29 Bll. mit gest. Titel.- Angeb.: Ders., Responsum juris in ardua et gravi quadam causa, concernente processum quendam, contra sagam, nulliter institutum et inde exortam diffamationem . Gießen, H. Velstein 1662. 9 Bll., 138 S. Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I) VD17 1:015722Y - HRG IV, 840 ff. - Stintzing-L. II, 209 - Crowe 467 - vgl. Hayn-G. III, 233 (Ausg. 1708).- Dritte Ausgabe des seltenen Werks.- Theodor (d. i. Dietrich) Reinkingk (1590 - 1664) war seit 1617 Prof. in Gießen. Sein Tractatus synopticus ist eine aus der Praxis entstandene Abhandlung über die Erblosung. Sie ist von größter Seltenheit und wird schon von Stintzing-L. (II, 209) für verschollen gehalten. - II) Stintzing-L. II, 210 - Graesse, Bibl. Magica 34 - Crowe 467.- Dritte Ausgabe der seltenen Schrift mit Bezug auf einen Hexenprozess.- Das Responsum juris ist ein erstmals 1621 anonym erschienenes Gutachten um die Injurienklage einer vornehmen Familie gegen ein Domkapitel, "welches in einem Urtheile gegen eine Hexe auf Grund von deren Aussagen zwei vornehme Frauen der Theilnahme an Zusammenkünften der Hexen beschuldigt und dies Urtheil nachträglich in einer Apologie öffentlich verteidigt hatte. An der Realität des Hexenwesens zweifelt Reinkingk zwar ebenso wenig wie seine Zeitgenossen. Aber er macht geltend, daß die Aussagen der Beschuldiger über die Zusammenkünfte meistens auf Täuschungen und Lügen beruhen (.), den Angaben der Hexen nicht leichtfertig Glauben geschenkt werden dürfe, und kommt zu dem Resultat, daß im vorliegenden Falle die Klage wohl begründet sei" (Stinzing-L.). - Vorsatz und Titel mit kl. Namenstempel, Vorsatz und 1 Bl. mit hinterlegtem Ausriss, tls. kl. Wurmgang, leicht gebräunt und gering randfleckig, 2 Bll. mit wenigen Unterstreichungen in alter Tinte, Ebd. etw. fleckig, Rücken tls. erneuert.

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        Old World hemispheric map with climatic zones): Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, Cumzonis, Circulis, Et Situ Populorum Diverso.

      Schenk and Valk, Amsterdam 1708 - Very good, minimal foxing, early color copperplate from this 1708 (original version published in 1660 by Jansson) Schenk/Valk issue of (Andreas Cellarius') "Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus." The striking image measures 41 x 51 cm on a sheet 50 x 59 cm. Numerous cherubim surrond the eastern hemispheric view, which is also divided into frigid, termperate, tropical and torrid zones. There are separate armillary and habitat zonal spheres in the lower corners. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel.3. There are bilateral, faint water-stains in the pink circular band surrounding the map image.

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        Leben seiner Majestaet Caroli III. Koenigs in Spanien und der Indien.vollkommene Historie dieses Successionsstreites.Zusammengestellt, von Johann Friedrich Braun.

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

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        The British Empire in America, containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and Present State of all the British Colonies, on the Continent and Island of America in Two Volumes. Being an account of the country, soil, climate, product and trade of them, viz. . with curious maps of the several places, done from the newest surveys. By Herman Moll, geographer.

      Printed for John Nicholson at the King?s Arms in Little Britain, Benjamin Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet, and Richard Parker and Ralph Smith under the piazza of the Royal Exchange, London 1708 - xxxviii, [2], 412 pp.; 384, [32] pp. Sm. 8vo. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in morocco, five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. Hardback. Illus. with 8 engraved folding maps by Herman Moll. "The dedication is signed by J. Oldmixon; but the work is often attributed to Herman Moll, who prepared the maps," Sabin. Oldmixon was an historian and here gives a separate account of the history and economy of each British colony including Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New-England, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina and Hudson's-Bay, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincents, Dominico, Antego, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Christophers, Barbuda, Anguilla, Jamaica, the Bahama and Bermudas Islands. Oldmixon received considerable help from residents of the colonies: in this first edition there is much relating to Pennsylvania, apparently derived from personal communication with William Penn, which was deleted from the later editions. Provenance: Stickers from Dr. Winslow Lewis (1799-1875) of Boston, a representative to the General Court and an Overseer of Harvard. Sabin 57156. European Americana 708/95. Howes O61 (aa). LCP. Afro-Americana 7288. Lande 690. TPL 38. Kress 2597. Goldsmiths'-Kress 04492.1. JCB III:117. Cundall: West Indies 2000. Hanson 940. Handler 19. ESTC T135550. A very good set, boards rubbed with one small split; small stickers on each front cover and front paste down, browning to corners; Vol. I has damp marking to upper part of title and first few leaves of introduction; Vol. II has worming to corners of free front endpapers and first blank, faint damp marking along top edge, tear to one map through blank area, a few minor nicks to edges of two other maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ouresiphoites (Greek types) Helveticus, sive itinera Alpina tria: in quibus incolae, animalia, plantae, montium altitudines barometricae, coeli & soli temperies, aquae medicatae, mineralia, metalla, lapides figurati, aliaque fossilia; & quicquid insuper in natura, artibus, & antiquitate, per Alpes Helveticas & Rhaeticas, rarum sit, & notatu dignum, exponitur, & iconibus illustratur.

      - Londini, H. Clements, 1708. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). 4to (226 x 175mm). pp. (4), (2), 57, (1); (2), 72; (2), 22, with 1 engraved portrait (of Scheuchzer), 3 engraved frontispieces and 41 (2 folded & 1 partly coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with later rebacking. First edition, which was published at the expense of the Royal Society. It is interesting for its connection with Sir Isaac Newton - the frontispieces to the three parts having been printed at his expense. Johan Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733; physician and scientist in Zurich) was the first to travel in Switzerland with mathematical and physical instruments. From 1702 onwards he travelled in the Alps year for year. The results have been published in the above work, the first scientific research papers dealing with natural history, palaeontology, physics and glaciology - a science, which was established by him. The finely engraved plates of the work (all in clear and strong impressions) depict plants, machinery, watercourses, alpine walkways, minerals, etc. An important classic, containing "fascinating details of the mountain journeys that Scheuchzer made all over Switzerland including his thoughts on the movement of glaciers" (Hoover 718). There is a general title to the book and part titles to the three parts.Ward & Carozzi 1966. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Voyage to the East-Indies by Francis Leguat and His Companions. Containing their Adventures in two Desart Islands, And an Account of the most Remarkable Things in Maurice Island, Batavia, at the Cape of Good Hope, the Island of St. Helena, and

      Places in their Way to and from the Desart Isles. London: Printed for R Bonwicke W Freeman Tim Goodwin et al: First edition 1708 - 8vo., [6], xvi, 248pp. [24]pp. including bookseller's advertisement, engraved frontispiece and 32 finely engraved maps, plans and plates (16 folding). Leaf L3 professionally repaired on extreme lower corner without any loss of text etc, some moderate age toning to text as usual, but the plates are remarkably clean and fresh. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf which has been professionally and tastefully rebacked with the original spine neatly relaid, some rubbing to extremities of three corner tips. A VG tightly bound copy of this extremely scarce work with the plates in remarkably clean condition. The first English edition, of the French Huguenot Leguat's account of his travels in the Indian Ocean, published the same year as the first French and Dutch editions. According to the narrative, a party of Huguenots under Leguat's direction were sent by the Dutch government in 1690 to the Ile de Bourbon (Reunion), although the island had already been controlled by the French since 1663. Leguat and his associates continued to Rodriguez Island, where he landed on May 30, 1691 seven others. Although no serious hardships were suffered there, the party left the island two years later for Mauritius, controlled at that time by the Dutch. Leguat eventually returned to Europe in 1698. According to Howegego, "the voyage has always been regarded with suspicion, some suggesting that it was composed by Francois Maximilien Misson from other French sources. To add to the confusion, other scholars regard Misson himself as totally fictitious. Despite its incorporation into a Hakluyt Society edition, the voyage was denounced in its entirety by Geoffrey Atkinson in 1922". However, many others believe it to be a true, and not imaginary, voyage. The volume contains descriptions of the islands of Rodriguez, Mauritius, and Batavia, together with an interesting account of the Cape and the Hottentots, and of the Dutch Settlements in the Colony. A number of quaint illustrations of the zoology and botany of these regions can be found in the work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Works Of Rabelais, M.D. In Two Volumes, Or, The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings Of Gargantua & Pantagruel. Done out of French by Sir Thomas Urchard, Knight, Mr. Motteaux, and Others

      James Woodward, London 1708 - 532 [8] [*1,B8-Uu8]. 20 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Index. Rabelais, Renaissance humorist, using the name Aclofribas Nasier [an anagram of his name] published his first book, "Pantagruel," the start of the "Gargantua" series that was completed in four novels -- a chronicle of farce, peppered with broad popular humor mocking asceticism and oppressive religious and political forces. Generally clean and sound internally, early small initials margin of frontispiece and in margin of second title, corner wear. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked, original spine laid-down. 2 vols. one. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flosculi Historiarum

      Metternich, Coloniae Agrippinae 1708 - Bussières Jean de ~ Flosculi Historiarum. Coloniae Agrippinae, Metternich, 1708 In-8, 1 vol., reliure en peau de truie "à la hollandaise" de couleur ivoire, sur ais de bois, avec estampage et fers à froid composant un ornement de cadres fleuris, dos à nerfs avec titre manuscrit, gardes bleutées et deux fermoirs en laiton montés sur lanières qui assurent encore parfaitement le maintien de l'ouvrage clos. Les Fosculi Historiarum sont des petites fleurs historiques : Bussières raconte l'histoire du monde dans ses traits les plus saillants et mémorables. On y trouve aussi quelques remarques de l'auteur, des faits lyonnais et surtout un latin stylé que Guy Patin louera dans une de ses lettres. Jean de Bussières est un jésuite français, né en 1607 à Villefranche-sur-Saône (Rhône), mort en 1678. En 1631, il entra dans la Compagnie de Jésus où il exerça les charges de recteur à Mâcon et à Lyon. Il composa en vers latins un poème sur l'île de Ré, délivré des Anglais, de Rhea liberata (1655) et ne tarda pas à se faire un nom dans la poésie latine. On conserve à la bibliothèque de Lyon plusieurs ouvrages du P. Bussières, demeurés manuscrits ; les plus importants sont une Histoire du Japon et une Histoire d¿Espagne [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OURESIPHOITES HELVETICUS, SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA:

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

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        Predigten/Festivale. "Auf alle Fest-Täg Des gantzen Jahrs. Samt einer Ehren-Saul, so zu Lob etwelcher Heiligen und Seeligen Gottes, die in den feuerlichen Kirchen-Kalender nicht eingezählet seynd, ist ausgerichtet worden."

      Johann Jacob Remy, München/Munich 1708 - Knellinger, Predigten/Festivale. "Auf alle Fest-Täg Des gantzen Jahrs". Theologie Knellinger, Balthasar. Predigten. "Auf alle Fest-Täg Des gantzen Jahrs. Samt einer Ehren-Saul, so zu Lob etwelcher Heiligen und Seeligen Gottes, die in den feuerlichen Kirchen-Kalender nicht eingezählet seynd, ist ausgerichtet worden." Erster Jahr-Gang, Mchn., Vlg. Johann Jacob Remy, 1708. 2*. 14 BII., 628 S., 13 Bl.; 247 S., 5 Bl. Mit Titelvignette. Geprägt.- O. Perg. d. Zt. Mit Rsch. u. 2 Schließen. Tlw. kl. Wurmfraßspuren im Papier, gute Gesamterhaltung. Balthasar Knellinger (1634-1696) war ein namhaftes Mitglied des Ordens der Gesellschaft Jesu und u.a. Dom- und Kollegiumsprediger in Augsburg und München, der unter den theol. Meistern des Barock ein vorderen Rang einnimmt. Bei dieser inhaltlich wie optisch äußerst wertvollen Ausgabe von 1708 handelt es sich nach gegenwärtigem St. d. R. um das einzig frei verkäufliche Exemplar dieses Erhaltungszustands weltweit. Johann Jacob Remy, Munich / Munich, 1708th Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Knellinger, sermons / festivals. Knellinger theology, Balthasar. Sermons. Vlg Johann Jacob Remy, 1708. Balthasar Knellinger (1634-1696) was a notable member of the Order of the Society of Jesus and a collegiate preacher in Augsburg and Munich. Among the theol. masters of the Baroque he occupies a front rank. This visually very valuable edition of 1708 is in an unique state of preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3043472658 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aristotle's New Book of Problems, set forth by way of question and answer. To which are added, a great number from other famous philosophers, astrologers, astronomers, and physicians. Shewing the secrets of nature and art: together with the Interpretation of Dreams ...the Nature of Ghosts ... as also of all the Wonders in the Creation, as Earthquakes, Ebbing and Flowing of the Sea, &c. [Preface by J. Sherley]

      London: John Marshall, 1708. Second edition. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece with bookseller's ads on recto. [12], 168 pp. Contemporary sheep, extremities rubbed, top of spine chipped, lacks rear free endpaper. Stain in outer margin of opening leaves, several leaves in gathering D torn at lower right corner with some loss of text. Very good. Not in OCLC (citing nothing prior to 1725 'sixth" ed.); nor in RLG's ESTC (the earliest also being the 1725 'sixth edition" . Unrecorded spinoff of a compilation called the PROBLEMATA, which was probably first compiled as late as the 5th or 6th century, attributed erroneously to Aristotle, and first published in English as THE PROBLEMS OF ARISTOTLE in 1595 (STC 762), and several times thereafter before 1640. From 1649 through 1683 several new editions of PROBLEMS appeared (cf. Wing A3691 - A3694) ARISTOTLE'S NEW PROBLEMS represents yet a further development, with a new set of questions and answers which include "occult" subjects such as ghosts, dream interpretation, etc Aristotle's New Problems (as here) represents yet a further development, keeping current with popular scientific notions, and with a new set of questions and answers including "occult" subjects such as ghosts, dream interpretation, etc. We can find no edition in any source which is as early a this 'second " edition of 1708

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        Missión Historial De Marruecos, En Que Se Trata De Los Martirios, persecuciones, Y trabajos, que han padecido los Missionarios…

      Seville: Francisco Garay, 1708., 1708. folio. pp. 22 p.l., 829, [1]blank, [18]contents & index. title-page in red & black within ornamental border. text in double columns. engraved frontis. by J.C.Allet after a design by Pietro de Pietri. woodcut initials. typographic head & tailpieces. contemporary limp vellum (some marginal worming in outer gatherings). First Edition. An important detailed history of the Franciscan mission in Morocco, begun in 1234 with the appointment of Father Angelo, Franciscan friar and papal legate, as Bishop. Most of the text is devoted to the trials and tribulations of the missionaries, their persecution and many martyrdoms at the hands of the Muslim inhabitants. Also included are a description of the country and discussion of the religion of the Moors, manners and customs, government, &c. Palau 293854. Gay 1276. Brunet V 109.. 1st Edition.

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        Laurel histórico y panegírico real de las gloriosas empresas del Rey N.S. Philipo Quinto, el animosos desde su feliz exaltación al trono hasta el mes de noviembre de 1707

      en casa de Francisco Laso, Madrid 1708 - 12 h. inc. port., 208 p., 104 p., capitulares y culs de lamp en madera. Holandesa del siglo XIX.Tras varios sonetos y romances iniciales en elogio del autor, comienza la obra distribuida en 829 octavas reales en las que se ensalzan los sucesos históricos bajo el reinado de Felipe V desde su subida al trono en 1700 hasta la fecha. Después nueva paginación con la 'Descripción geográfica de los reynos y ciudades que se tocan en el Panegyrico Histórico', ya en prosa. Buen ejemplar Palau, 79855

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        The History of the Jews, from Jesus Christ to the Present Time : Containing Their Antiquities, Their Religion, Their Rites, the Dispersion of the Ten Tribes in the East.: . .and the Persecutions This Nation Has Suffer'd in the West. Being a Supplement and Continuation of the History of Josephus / Written in French by Mr Basnage ; Translated Into English by Tho. Taylor. [ Histoire Des Juifs. English ]

      London : Printed For J. Beaver And B. Lintot In Fleet Street, R. Knaplock In St. Paul's Church-Yard, J. Sprint In Little Brittain, A. Bell, R. Smith, And J. Round In Cornhill 1708 - LACKS the frontis. Physical desc. : x, [4], 759 [i. E.775], [1] p. ; 2o. Subject: Josephus, Flavius. - Peri tou Houdaikou polemou. Jews - History. Judaism. Referenced by: ESTC t090837. Very good copy in the original, full, blind-tooled aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original label retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. 759 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Solis Circa Orbem Terrarum Spiralis Revolutio

      G. Valk & P. Schenk, Amsterdam 1708 - One of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced, from the Valk & Schenk edition of Cellarius This beautiful chart is from the Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus (Harmonious Universe or New and Universal Atlas) by Andreas Cellarius, the finest celestial atlas ever produced. It depicts, according to pre-Copernican belief, the apparent path of the sun as it revolves around the Earth, which through the year was thought to form a spiral pattern. It would pass from one climate zone to another, thus regulating the seasons. The Earth is shown on an axis far more pronounced than the 23.5 degrees that was later ascertained. This rather severe tilt makes the zodiacal band run almost vertically through the image. According to Classical astronomy, championed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, the universe was a geocentric system, in which the Sun, stars, and the planets revolved around the Earth. The present image was engraved during the great era of Dutch map-making, a period that saw perfection in the art of representing scientific ideas in graphic form by means of engraving. It was first printed by Janssonius in 1660, and reprinted in 1661, and again in 1708 by Gerard Valk and Petrus Schenk, who added their names to the plates. Andreas Cellarius was born in about 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms in the Rhine-Hesse region of Germany. From 1625 to 1637 Cellarius worked as a schoolmaster in Amsterdam and The Hague, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as headmaster or rector of the Latin School. He published a number of works during his lifetime, but the last and greatest was the Harmonia Macrocosmica . Cellarius resigned from his post as headmaster in early 1665 and died in Hoorn in November of the same year. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel. 3. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full period colour.

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        Rare displayable full page ALS of William Penn requesting a royal fiat from Queen Anne ? with association to Princess Diana and Sir Winston Churchill

      Displayable Autograph Letter Signed ?Wm Penn,? 1p, 6? x 7.75?. [England], 1708-1710. Addressed on integral leaf by Penn ?For the Honble / Henry Boyle Esqr / Principall Secretary / of State at Windsor.? Docketed, probably by Boyle, next to address panel: ?Wm Penn / abt Mr Clement / to be sent to Ld Prv / for D Sunderland.? Remnants of original red wax seal on address leaf with mending of seal tears on verso. Very good condition.In part, ?Honorable Friend. 28 curr [28th current month] The enclosed is an honorble request of a long dependant upon the Court, for leave & ability to serve it. He has travild through all of ye Branche?s & offices of ye Govermte that could have any relation to the affaire, & seems only to want being Layd before the Queen for her fiat. I to with all respect beseech the favour of Laying it before her...? Queen Anne reigned from 1702-1714. Accompanied by an oval 2.75? x 3.5? engraving of William Penn by ?W. Gr

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        L'Amerique Septentrionale

      Amsterdam: Pierre Schenk, 1708. PIERRE SCHENK'S VIBRANT MAP OF NORTH AMERICA Copperplate engraving with original hand-color Paper size: 25" x 20"; Plate size: 23 1/4" x 18" . Book.

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        Oxford and Cambridge Miscellany Poems

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintott. [1708]. First Edition. Hardcover. [16], 400pp. Pages 39, 48 and 336 are misnumbered (respectively 36, 84 and 363). Modern brown mottled calf over mottled boards. Engraved frontispiece by Michael Van der Gucht, head-pieces and initials. Contributions by Elijah Fenton, Sir John Denham, Lord Halifax, Lord Orrery, John Dryden, Thomas Otway and many others. Includes An Extempore upon a Faggot, here attributed probably erroneously to Milton. Previous owner's name on the flyleaf, old stain to upper edge of the first few leaves, two old mends to two of the leaves. Text block is mostly clean with light toning. A bright, very good+ copy. ; Octavo .

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        Evangelical Poverty, Exemplified in the Life of Our Blessed Saviour and His Apostles. In Two Parts. The First, Shewing What That Poverty is. The Second, How it May be Obtained.

      Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing 1708 - B003TVLZ5Q 1708 first edition 'Printed and sold by Joseph Downing in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield' (London), 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches tall orange cloth over leather spine, gilt lettering and ruling to spine, xlii, 300, [4] pp. Covers somewhat rubbed, especially to tips. Title page lightly soiled to margins. Foxing to blank rear endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this rare first edition. The English Short Title Catalog (No. T121738) locates copies at only three institutions worldwide - the British Library, Chetham's Library in Manchester and the National Library of Scotland - to which ESTC (No. 315514378) adds Haverford College Library in Pennsylvania. A translation, according to the subtitle of this work, 'from the High Dutch,' apparently by Anton Wilhelm Bohme (1673-1722), a German Lutheran royal chaplain at St. James's Palace in London known as an author and translator. A copy was said to have been in the library of English poet John Byrom (1692-1763), for whom Tauler was influential (Ward, Sacred Poems of John Byrom, Chetham Society 1895, p.383). A handsome copy of this rare translation. ~LR1~ Johannes Tauler (circa 1300-1361) was a German mystic, a Catholic preacher and a theologian. A disciple of Meister Eckhart, he belonged to the Dominican order. Tauler was known as one of the most important members of the Rhineland Mystics. He promoted a certain neo-platonist dimension in the Dominican spirituality of his time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- 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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        Kst.- 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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        Kst.- Karte, v. Joh. van Loon n. Cellarius b. Schenk und Valk, "Theoriatrium superiorum Planetarum".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1708, 43,5 x 51. Zögner, Die Welt in Händen, S. 30 II/10; Koemann IV, Cel. 1, Blatt 20 ( hier state 2 ); Koemann Bd.III, S. 114, 491. Aus "Atlas Coelestis". Die Karten plattengleich mit dem bereits bei Janssonius verlegtem Himmelsatlas, der bei Schenk und Valk neu aufgelegt wurde. - Ausgabe mit Paginierung "20" unten rechts.

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        Evangelical Poverty, Exemplified in the Life of Our Blessed Saviour and His Apostles. In Two Parts. The First, Shewing What That Poverty is. The Second, How it May be Obtained

      Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing. LEATHER BOUND. B003TVLZ5Q 1708 first edition 'Printed and sold by Joseph Downing in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield' (London), 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches tall orange cloth over leather spine, gilt lettering and ruling to spine, xlii, 300, [4] pp. Covers somewhat rubbed, especially to tips. Title page lightly soiled to margins. Foxing to blank rear endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this rare first edition. The English Short Title Catalog (No. T121738) locates copies at only three institutions worldwide - the British Library, Chetham's Library in Manchester and the National Library of Scotland - to which ESTC (No. 315514378) adds Haverford College Library in Pennsylvania. A translation, according to the subtitle of this work, 'from the High Dutch,' apparently by Anton Wilhelm Bohme (1673-1722), a German Lutheran royal chaplain at St. James's Palace in London known as an author and translator. A copy was said to have been in the library of English poet John Byrom (1692-1763), for whom Tauler was influential (Ward, Sacred Poems of John Byrom, Chetham Society 1895, p.383). A handsome copy of this rare translation. ~LR1~ Johannes Tauler (circa 1300-1361) was a German mystic, a Catholic preacher and a theologian. A disciple of Meister Eckhart, he belonged to the Dominican order. Tauler was known as one of the most important members of the Rhineland Mystics. He promoted a certain neo-platonist dimension in the Dominican spirituality of his time. . Very Good. 1708. First Edition.

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        Medicina mentis, sive artis inveniendi praecepta generalia. Editio nova, auctior & correctior, cum praefatione autoris [and] Medicina corporis, seu cognitationes admodum probabiles de conservanda sanitate. Leipzig: Thomas Fritsch, 1695 [bound with] Gründliche Anleitung zu nützlichen Wissenschafften absonderlich Zu der Mathesi und Physica. Wie sie anitzo von den Gelehrtesten abgehandelt werden. Andere Auflage vermehret und verbessert. Frankfurt und Leipzig: Hieron, Philipp Ritschel, 1708.

      - Second editions of the two main works by the early Enlightenment mathematician, scientist and philosopher E.W. von Tschirnhaus (1651-1708), first published in Amsterdam in 1686 and 1687. Bound in is a pedagogical work by him in German that first appeared in Halle in 1700. Tschirnhaus had studied medicine at Leiden, and been introduced to Spinoza and his circle in The Hague nearby. He also met Huygens, Newton and Leibniz, and maintained a life-long correspondence with them. 'Like his mentor Spinoza, his friend Leibniz and his student Wolff, he used logic and observation in the determination of truth, and like them, was opposed by fundamentalists for doing so. His first book, Medicina Corporis, is a treatise on health. He had studied in Holland, the freest place on earth at the time, and it showed. Exposure to tolerant Dutch culture, secular Cartesianism and pantheist Spinozism shaped his positive appraisal of embodiment. The earthy tract was a success; it also appeared in a German version and was reprinted twice. The sequel, his main work, is the Medicina Mentis, which begins with an expression of joy over the order of nature - a joy intensified by considering that the mind can access truth. But, he argues, really to access it, and becoming a real philosopher (realis philosophus), requires an art of discovery (ars invenienda) modelled on mathematics (pp. xii-xiv). It is this art that is the first philosophy' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). 3 works in one volume, 4to, [xxviii], 296, [iv], 64, 40 pp., 58 figs within the first text, contemporary vellum, edges red, occasional spotting, small light marginal waterstain in places, a few old pencil reading marks, very well-preserved copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- 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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        THE HISTORY OF HAI EB'N YOKDAN. THE IMPROVEMENT OF HUMAN REASON

      London, Edm. Powell & J. Morphew, 1708.exhibited in the life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan: written in Arabic above 500 years ago. In which is demonstrated by what method one may, by the meer light of nature, attain the knowledg (sic) of things natural and supernatural: more particularly the knowledg of God, and the affairs of another life. With an appendix in which the possibility of Man's attaining the true knowledg of God, and things necessary to salvation, without instruction, is briefly consider'd. Newly translated by Simon Ockley from the original Arabick and probably the first illustrated edition, 1708. 8vo, 180 x 115 mm, 7¼ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece and 5 engraved plates, pages: (14), 195, plus 1 page of adverts, bound in half leather (roan) over marbled sides, gilt rules and title to spine. Upper hinge just starting to crack at bottom, corners slightly worn, a little wear to marbled paper, front inner paper hinge cracked, tiny hole at bottom of title page, neatly repaired, not affecting text, title page slightly browned and dusty, 48 pages lightly browned and foxed, not affecting plates, occasional spotting and light staining, small chip to 1 fore - edge margin, occasional word in ink in margins, 1 plate captioned in ink in lower margin. Binding tight and firm, no loose pages. A good copy. A Latin translation by Edward Pococke was published in 1671 under title: Philosophus autodidactus sive epistola Abi Jaafar Ebn Tophail. The design of the author, who was an Arab physician living in Spain circa 1200, 'is to shew, how Human Capacity, unassisted by any External Help, may by due Application, attain to the Knowledge of Natural Things, and so by Degrees find out its Dependance upon a Superior Being, the Immortality of the Soul, and all things necessary to Salvation' (Preface). The Appendix, which is by Simon Ockley the translator, has a separate title page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE MATHEMATICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS

      London, J. Nicholson (and 3 others), 1708.containing I. The discovery of a new world; or, A discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in the moon. With a discourse of the possibility of a passage thither. II. That 'tis probable our earth is one of the planets. III. Mercury: or, The secret and swift messenger. Shewing how a man may with privacy and speed communicate his thoughts to a friend at any distance. IV. Mathematical magick: or The wonders that may be perform'd by mechanical geometry. V. An abstract of his essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language. To which is prefix'd the author's life, and an account of his works. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 1708. 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, portrait frontispiece, plus engraved frontispiece to Part I showing Copernicus and Galileo and a diagram of the heavens, woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text, pages viii, [6], 274; [10], 90; [8], 184, bound in full antique calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label. Covers worn, corners slightly worn, 1 slightly bumped, lacks free endpapers, front pastedown slightly damaged, tiny repair to reverse of lower edge of frontispiece, 3 small ink marks in upper margin, early name and date to upper margin of title page, occasional very light foxing and very light browning, tip of 1 lower corner missing, tiny hole in 1 inner margin, a couple of ink spots to 1 page, no loss of text, 1 small ink note at the end of 1 chapter, pale damp stain to inner edges of pages 155 to the end. Binding tight and firm. A good sound copy. The book is in five parts, all originally published between 1638 and 1668 , Parts I - IV each with a separate title page dated 1707. Parts I and II bear the edition statement: 'The fifth impression'; Part III is the third edition, with separate pagination; Part IV is the fifth edition and has continuous pagination with Part V. The register is continuous. John Wilkins (1614 - 1672) theologian and natural philosopher, Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death, chaired the founding meeting of the Royal Society and was its first secretary. He was the only person to have been head of a college in both Cambridge and Oxford. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge but was deposed at the Restoration in 1660: he had married Oliver Cromwell's sister, and this did not endear him to returning royalty. He had previously been Warden of Wadham College, Oxford. He is of great interest to cryptographers because of the book called 'Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger' (1641 and here Part III), which is described as 'the first book in English on cryptography'. Part V is an abstract of his most important work An Essay Towards a Real Character in which he attempts to invent a universal language to permit more precise communication. He discusses the origin of language and letterforms, as well as the theory of grammar and phonetics. He classifies words by their meanings and assigns each class a set of typographical characters, thus creating a rationally ordered language and symbolisation. Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 6, No. 2128; Sotherans, Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume II, page 783, 15553. Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1569 - 1876, Volume Two, page 78, reference 1200. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        OURESIPHOITES HELVETICUS, SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA:

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

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        Gesamtansicht von Speyer und Stenay ('Stenay Dedic. All'Illustrissimo Sig. Bertuccio Valier Patritio Veneto' u. 'Spira').

      . Kupferstich v. Coronelli, 1708, 26 x 43. Zeigt 2 Gesamtansichten von Speyer und Stenay (Frankreich) auf 1 Blatt. - Selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht von Stenay und Speyer ('Stenay Dedic. All'Illustrissimo Sig. Bertuccio Valier Patritio Veneto' u. 'Spira').

      . Kupferstich v. Coronelli, 1708, 26 x 43. Zeigt 2 Gesamtansichten von Stenay und Speyer (Deutschland) auf 1 Blatt. - Selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Theatrum Anonymorum et Pseudonynorum, Ex Symbolis & Collatione Virorum Per Europam Doctissimorum Ad Celeberrrimorum, Post Syntagma Dudum Editum, Summa Beati Auctoris Cura Reclusum

      1708. Hamburg, Liebernickel, 1708. Folio. 18ff; 726,623,195pp. Engraved alligorical frontispiece. Contemporary full vellum binding. Vincent Placcius (1642-1699) was a prolific writer. The present work is the chief early work on books published anonymously or under pseudonym. It was published nine years after Placcius's death and identifies 2777 anonymous works. The engraved frontispiece shows how the learned author or editor, standing in an academic library, takes the masks from the faces of several authors and attaches them to a cord. The cord with the masks refers to "Zettelkasten" to which single slips of paper with textual quotations could be flexibly attached, facilitating sorting and storing of text. A very good copy. [cf. Petzholdt p. 102].

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        Historisch-Genealogische Beschreibung deß Großmächtigsten Ertz-Hauses Oesterreich,

      Ulm, Kühnen, 1708.. Worinnen Desselben Ursprung, Wachsthumb, und jetziger Flor durch alle Stamm-Glieder, samt denen Bey Geburten, Vermählungs- und Todes-Fällen, auch andern zu Kriegs- und Friedens-Zeiten, in Kirchen- und Policey-Wesen vorgegangenen vornehmsten Geschichten und denckwürdigsten Thaten nicht nur aller Oesterreichis. Käyser, Könige, Ertz-Hertzoge, etc. sondern auch deren Durch Heyrath mit diesem Ertz-Hauß verbundenen Außwärtigen hohen Potentaten Lebens-Beschreibung, Biß auf jetzige Zeit nach Art der Annalium mit darzu gehörigen Genealogischen Tabellen in 4 Theilen vorgestellet werden. Mit 15 (1 gefaltete, 14 doppelblattgrosse) Tabellen, 8 Blatt, 1006 Seiten, 22 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit, 17 x 10,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen sauber.

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        Hallifax and its Gibbet - Law Placed in a True Light

      Hallifax William Bently or Bentley 1708. Rebound with repairs and loss to frontis and dedication page and some small areas on 2 other pages. Previous owner's ink stamp to ffep. Foxing and soiling within. Some pages chipped on edges First Edition Leather cover with gilt title to spine 140mm x 80mm (6" x 3"). 170pp. Frontispiece wood engraving showing the Halifax Gibbet ( a guillotine like instrument). Written by Samuel Midgely whilst in Halifax Jail and published after his death by William Bentley. In three separate sections. Pages 1 - 100 'Halifax and its Gibbet Laws'. Pages 101 - 105 'Catalogue of Vicars'. Pages 109 - 170 'Revenge upon Revenge: or, an Historical Narrative of the Tragical Practices of Sir John Eland of Eland, High Sheriff of the County of York, '.

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        Histoire generale de l'empire du Mogol depuis sa fondation sur les mémoires portugais de M. Manouchi, Vénitien.

      La Haye, Guillaume de Voys, 1708.Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (sl. rubbed). With engraved title-vignette and large folding engraved map. (24),380 pp.* First published in Paris in 1705; with armorial bookplate of Philip Lord Hardwicke Baron of Hardwicke. - 'Niccolao Manucci's book, from which Catrou drew much of his material, was not printed until 1907, when it was translated by William Irvine (the Indian Text Society), of the Bengal Civil Service, for the reason that it had disappeared from view until it turned up in Berlin a few years ago. Its title was Storia do Mogor and it was written partly in Italian, partly in French, and partly in Portuguese. Historians have long bewailed its disappearance, for hitherto they have been unable to check the statesments of Catrou. Manucci practically spent his life in India and witnessed so many things and records them so fully and delightfully that he is almost second to none as an historian of Aurangzib's reign' (Cox I, p.285). 'A la suite des événemens historiques, le P. Catrou a donné, des revenus, du gouvernement et de la police du Mogol' (Boucher de la Richarderie V, p.67). - A fine copy.Chadenat 6219.

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        Horologio della passione di Giesu Christo: secondo le 24 hore, nelie quali la pati distinto in discorsi historici, discorsi riflessivi & affetti meditativi: per eccitare ne cuori de" fedeli gratitudine, amor, & imitatione/

      Napoli: F. Mosca, 1708. Napoli: F. Mosca. Good with no dust jacket. 1708. First Thus. Hardcover. White leather cover soiled. Binding repaired and new end papers. Written in Italian. Has wonderful illustrations throughout including the 24 hour clock diagram in front. Foxing, and a few pages have worm holes otherwise clean and tight. World Cat says there is only one library worldwide that owns a copy of this book. (Acession No. Oclc: 39525179) Very Rare. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Traite de la Lithotomie ou de l'Extraction de la Pierre hors de la Vessie, avec les Figures

      Paris Francois H Muguet 1708. Worn condition. Ex-lib. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Boards detached. Some loss to spine. Page edges browning with occasional foxing. Content and plates in overall good condition 5th Edition Brown hardback leather cover 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). [xvi], 352pp + plates. 18 b/w plates, . In French.

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