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        Exercitationum Anatomico-Chirurgicarum Decades Duae

      Leyden: Jordanum Luchtmans, 1708. . 16 engraved plates. Contemporary full vellum binding. Text in Latin. Illustrated manual of surgical technique and instruments that went through at least fourteen Latin editions after its first publication at Ulm in 1653.

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        A GENERAL HISTORY Of All VOYAGES And TRAVELS Throughout the Old and New World, From the First Ages to this Present Time. Made English from the Paris Edition.

      Printed for Edmund Curll,, London: 1708 - Frontis + 2 (of 5) engravings. Aside from the introduction, the work solely relates voyages to the Americas. Translated from the French original published at Paris in 1707 under title "Histoire Universelle des Voyages", with dedication signed "Du Perier". The Amsterdam edition of 1708 bears on the title page as author the name of the Abbe de Bellegarde. Somewhat scarce- last copy to come to auction was 1991. Lacking 3 plates, otherwise a Very Good copy. Contemporary full paneled calf (rebacked). New eps. 8vo: A4 B - H8 I4 K - P8 Q - R4 S - 2A8 2B4 2C2 2C4. 20 cm x 12.5 cm. 1st ed in English (Howes B-332; cf Sabin 4509 [for the 1711 edition]). pp. [8], 1 - 231, 240 - 364, [8]. Index last 8 pp. Pg 232 misnumbered 240. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pineapple, Tab I from "Nurnberische Hesperides"

      Nuremburg:. 1708-1714.. First edition. A rare double-size folding plate of a pineapple from Volckamer's work on exotic citrus fruit, published from 1708 to 1714. Tab I is one of 4 double-size plates of pineapples, this pineapple depicted springing from its foliage, brown with striking red-tipped highlights. Copper engraving with later hand color, 12 1/2 x 18 1/4" with a small 1/4" margin on top margin, with the others larger. The print includes a hummingbird and 2 large bugs with a small tropical scene in the bottom margin. Delsenbach, fecit. Margin added lower left, slt. into the rule at the plate margin with a 1/2" tear expertly repaired. Volckamer's elegant prints of then- exotic citrus are pictured in a large scale, seeming to "float" in the skies above landscape scenes below. The locations are purported to be in Nuremberg and northern Italy, but some are strikingly tropical in aspect. Dunthorne # 323.

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        The Works of Mr. Thomas Brown, In Prose and Verse. Serious, Moral, & Comical. In Three Volumes. The Second Edition... To which is prefix'd, A Character of Mr. Tho. Brown and his Writings, and his Epitaph, by James Drake

      London: S. Briscoe, 1708 - 1708- 1709. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes. London: S. Briscoe for B. Bragg, vol.I, The Second Edition 1708; vol.II, The Second Edition Corrected, 1708; vol.III, The Second edition, 1709. [xx],1-20,23-150,[2],147-272,128pp.; [xvi],160,[viii],96,465-592pp.; [viii],151,[1],144,160pp. Engraved frontispiece to each volume.. Early inked ownership names of Jonathan Conduit (to head of titles) and Charles Bransby (to head of front pastedown, vol.I). Nineteenth Century armorial bookplate of Francis White Popham to front pastedowns. Touch of very slight worming to part of upper inner margin of volume III once or twice affects running title (only). A very good set in contemporary blind-tooled calf, lately handsomely professionally rebacked in period style, contrasting labels (reading Tom Brown's Works), raised bands, gilt decoration. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This item will require special carriage arrangements - please contact us directly via e-mail or telephone for further details and to order**).

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        Carte Particuliere de L'Isle Dauphine ou Madagascar et St. Laurens

      Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1708. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Copper plate engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 22.25" x 33.5". Great sea chart of the island of Madagascar with north oriented to the left. Map demarcates the island's provinces, major cities, rivers, mountains and forests, as well as detailed shorelines. Includes rhumb lines, three compass roses (one of which marks the Tropic of Capricorn) and depths. An inset shows the St. Augustine's Bay. Chips to lower corners, tear to bottom centerfold.

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        The Third and Last Volume of the Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley: Being the Second and Third Parts thereof...

      London: Printed for Charles Harper, 1708. Octavo: [16], 495, [9] p. (Signatures: A-2I 2K), 5 plates (including frontispiece); 20 cm. Title continues: Adorn'd with proper and elegant cuts. Part II. What was written and publish'd by himself; now reprinted together. The eighth edition. Part III. His six books of plants... Made English by several celebrated hands. With necessary tables, and divers poems... in praise of the author. Each part has separate title-page; pagination and register are continuous. This is the variant with no colon after 'thereof'. Contents: The Tragical History of Piramus and Thisbe; Sylva: or, Divers Copies of Verses; Loves Riddle. A Pastoral Comedy; Naufragium Joculare: Comoedia [in Latin]; The Third Part of the Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley: Being His Six Books of Plants. ESTC (RLIN) T133360. Bound in full leather by Hope Bindery; very good. Stock#OB767.

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        Map of Europe

      London., [1708] 1730. To her most sacred Majesty Ann Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland... 2 sheets joined. Size: 600 x 980 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition. A large scale and informative map of the continent of Europe by the German émigré; Herman Moll. His map features a generous, decorative title cartouche, that features a portrait of Queen Ann, and two Indians from The Americas, an Englishman proudly holding up a 'Union Jack' flag, and a turbaned figure of eastern origin. There is a small inset map of a 'channel' that was dug to link shipping and trade between The Rivers Volga and Don, thus linking The Caspian and The Black Seas. Published in the 'New and Compleat Atlas'.

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        Institutionum Libri Quatuor: In Gratiam Cupidae Legum Iuventutis.

      1708 - Justinian I [483-565CE], Emperor of the East. Stryk, Samuel [1640-1710], Annotator. Institutionum Libri Quatuor: In Gratiam Cupidae Legum Iuventutis, Notis Maxime Necessariis Explanati. [xvi], 663 pp. Added copperplate pictorial title page. Halle: Impensis Io. Friderici Zeitleri, 1708. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, edges of text block rouged. Light rubbing and soiling, recent owner stamp to front free endpaper, light toning to text. Title page printed in red and black. Early annotations to rear endleaves, a few early struck-through signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. * With index. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It has four books: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. It supplanted the earlier Institutes of Gaius. Stryk was a distinguished German jurist who was instrumental in developing German law from native sources rather than from received Roman law. He was eminent Professor of Law at Halle whose pupils included Thomasius, Boehmer, Heineccius and Ludovici. His annotated edition of the Institutes was first published in 1698 and went through five editions, the last in 1726. The annotations, all of them footnotes, are extensive. They form a running commentary on the text. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts (VD18) 11313838.

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        The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley: In Two Volumes . The Tenth edition. Adorned with Cuts. [with:] The Third and Last Volume of the Works . The Eighth edition . Adorned with proper and elegant Cuts

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1707; 1708 - 3 vols., 8vo. In all, 36 fine engraved plates. Beautifully bound in full nineteenth-century crimson crushed morocco, gilt spines, green leather labels, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. , BY RIVIERE. BEAUTIFUL SET, with the engraved bookplate of "John Sheepshanks 1852" in each volume [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalms of David

      London: Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1708. Two volumes in one - Unpaginated, the Common Prayer collates A8 - Bb8, Cc4 and the Book of Psalms (dated 1709) A8 - H8, I4. Full contemporary morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, panels one, three, four and six with a gilt diagonal cross dividing the panel into four triangles, with flower head tools to each triangle, panels two and five with roundels and seed head tools, covers with gilt double fillet border, inner panel with floral spray corner pieces, gilt roll to edge, a.e.g. comb and swirled marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, corners bumped, boards slightly splayed. Internally lightly browned with occasional light foxing, one plate with a split, but not affecting image, reverse of frontispiece with previous owners names. Frontispiece and additional engraved title page, and forty-nine full page engravings throughout. The engravings were seemingly issued separately, though the Estc copy does have them. Uncommon, not in Griffiths, five locations worldwide (CP) on Estc, Estc T87280 (CP) and T87301 (Psalms). First Thus. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        Journal Historique du Siege de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Turin, l'Annee 1706, avec le Veritable Plan

      Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, Librarie, 1708. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo, 4 x 6.5, 165 pages, bound together with "Les Avantures d'Apollonius de Tyr" by Mons. Le Br., 130 pages. Tightly bound. Full Leather binding is intact, but needs treatment (appropriate oils/leather treatments? mostly on the spine). Pages are foxed, but supple (remarkably well preserved for something that has existed for more than 300 years).

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        THE LIVES AND CHARACTERS OF THE MOST EMINENT WRITERS OF THE SCOTS NATION; WITH AN ABSTRACT AND CATALOGUE OF THEIR WORKS; THEIR VARIOUS EDITIONS; AND THE JUDGEMENT OF THE LEARN'D CONCERNING THEM. Volume I (III).

      Watson e poi Adams, 1708 - 1722., Edimburgo, - Tre volumi in folio legati in pelle (restauri), piatti pannellati a cornici concentriche, titolo ai tasselli ai dorsi ornati a 6 nervi, sguardie (exlibris incollati), frontespizi, due carte, XLII, 488 pp., due carte, XX, 618, 12 pp., una carta, VII, XV, 526 pp., carta manoscritta "Many interesting people and facts, ST.COLUMBANUS, THE CALENDER OF THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH, THE CYCLE OF THE SUN, ST.BONIFACE, THE LIFE OF JOHN SCOT OF AIR (ayr), ALBIN, founder of the University of Pavia, CLEMENT, first founder of the University of Paris, Joannes a Sacro Bosco (born in Nithsdale!) Professor of mathematics at Paris, Knox, King James the I, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, LIFE OF THOMAS A CISTERCIAN MONK AND ABBOT OF DUNDRANAN (DUNDRENNAN) IN GALLOWAY, cHRONICLE OF MELROS (MELROSE), JAMES KENNEDY, ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH, JOHN MAJOR, PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY AND ONE OF THE DOCTORS OF THE SORBON AT PARIS, JAMES LAING DOCTOR OF THE SORBONNE, INSTRUMENT UPON THE LODGMENT OF THE REGALIA WITHIN THE CROWN ROOM OF THE CASTLE OF EDINBURGH THE 26TH MARCH 1707. a list of monasteries.some latin text, mostly english.wonderful books, massive content, over 1600 pages total." Che aggiungere a questa descrizione antica? che la quantità e qualità delle biografie e bibliografie è eccellente? che l'interesse è universale stante la presenza di nomi afferenti alle più svariate nazioni o città europee? L'opera in se è prestigiosa, è presentata in ottimo stato (sono veramente poche ed ininfluenti le mende quali lievi tracce di gora in qualche foglio), è davvero rara a reperirsi, è spettacolare. Notevole.

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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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        The Art of Cookery, In Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. With some Letters to Dr. Lister, and Others: Occasion'd principally by the Title of a Book publish'd by the Doctor, being the Works of Apicius Coelius, Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients. With an Extract of the greatest Curiosities contain'd in that Book. To which is added, Horace's Art of Poetry, in Latin. By the Author of the Journey to London. Humbly Inscrib'd to the Honourable Beef Steak Club

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street. , [1708]. Octavo, 160 pages. First authorized version [Cagle, citing Foxon, indicates an unauthorized folio edition published in 1707]. The book consists of letters to Dr. Lister and others, followed by parallel editions of Horace's Art of Poetry, and King's Art of Cookery. The poem is the author's satire on Lister's translation of Apicius. The author himself became a target for this work. Swift referred to him as a "poor starving wit", and Elizabeth Pennell used Pope's line to describe his verse as written "in a tavern three hours after he could not speak." Near fine in blind and gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. With the bookplate of Pamela Lister, descendant of Dr. Lister, subject of the author's ridicule. [Bitting, page 260; Cagle 794; Maclean, page 84; Oxford, page 51; Pennell, page 142-3].

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        The Art of Cookery, In Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. With Some letters to Dr. Lister, and Others: ... Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients By the Author of the Journey to London.

      London: Bernard Lintott, (1708). First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. (8), 160 pp. Half-title present. Contemporary paneled calf boards, nicely rebacked in polished calf with a red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Some browning to the text block, wear to the edges and corners and leather boards rubbed else this is a very good copy. This is the first authorized edition, there were reportedly two pirated editions preceding. Oxford, p. 51. The poem, 'The Art of Cookery', is in Latin with facing English translation. With the bookplates of John L. Marks and Mary Chadsey.

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        The priviledges of the Lord Mayor and aldermen of the City. The advantages of the freemen thereof. A Method for Freemen to make their Wills. If die without a Will, how their Estates must be divided. The Usage of the Mayor's Court, the Orphans Court, and all the other Courts. The Chamberlain's Clerk his Fees. The Coroner's Duty and Fees. How to make Distress for Rent. With several acts of Parliament, acts of Common Council, and other Matters never before Published. Also the ministers tythes of every parish in London, and how to recover the same

      London: London, printed for Charles Harper, at the Flower-de-Luce over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet; and Richard Mount, in Postern-Row on Tower-Hill. 1708., 1708. Book. Good. Leather. 1st Edition. Description: 8vo (7¾ × 4¾ in): t-p., [14], 215 p. Early sheep. · Register: 8º: A-O^8 P^4 (K3, L3 signed 'K4', 'L4', respectively). · Condition: Boards scraped, worn at edges, joints cracked, starting to pull away from boards, yet sound. Internally very good, with small blind stamp to leaves B5-B6. · Comments: First edition. A second issued in 1722. Includes a detailed description of the practice and proceedings of the various courts special to the city of London. · References: S&M 1:439(52); ESTC T117148..

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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. Full Calf. Near Fine. 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. 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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        A Large Dictionary, English and Dutch, in Two Parts, wherein each language is set forth in its proper form; the various significations of the words being exactly noted, and abundance of choice phrases and proverbs intermixt. To which is added a grammar, for both languages. Groot woordenboek der Engelsche en Nederduytsche taalen; nevens eene spraakkonst derzelver

      Steven Swart. Collectible - Acceptable. Small Quarto. Hardcover, 1708. . Original velum binding. (22), 648, 92, 680; double columned text.Dutch and Old English. Forward in Latin by Guilielmus Sevelius.. Engraved frontispiece. Several illuminated capitals. Title page text in red and black. .Exterior is sturdy, but the velum is worn, with some splitting and age discolorations. Pastedowns are rough. Pages are clean, with some occasional foxing. Waterlines along some side edges. Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater private bookplate on the front pastedown, and a notation on front free endpaper. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Cyder. A Poem in Two Books

      London - Jacob Tonson, 1708 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A really rather lovely copy of John Philip's chief work. Philips, a poet,issued Cyder, his magnum opus, in 1708. The publisher, Tonson,paid Philips forty guineas for thiscleverimitation of Virgil's Georgics. It has some fine descriptive passages with an exact account of the culture of the apple tree and the manufacture of cider alongsidemany local allusions to Herefordshire, the County of his ancestors. This isa later impression of the first edition as indicated by the asterisks to pages 44 & 46, the catchword whenon page 68 and the correct numbering of page 74. With bookplate of 'The Right Honourable Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex, Viscount Maldon, & Baron Capell of Hadham', dated 1701, to recto of title page. Capell (16701710) was an English nobleman, soldier and courtier. He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King William III between 1691 and 1702; was Colonel of the 4th Dragoons between 1693 and 1710; and was made a Privy Counsellor in 1708 by Queen Anne. Condition: In a full panelled calf binding. Externally, generally smart with light rubbing and minor wear in places. Joints are starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are remarkably bright and clean for their age with only the occasional mark or spot. With numbered plate to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED, in lovely condition for its age..

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        Jacobi Molleri Discursus de Cornutis Et Hermaphroditis Eorumque Jure.

      Berolini, Apud Johann Gvilielmum meyerum 1708 Grand in-8° relié plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, tranches jaspées, 1 f. blanc, 1 page de titre, 6 f. n. ch., 211 pages. 5 f. n. ch. d'index. Magnifique exemplaire aux coiffes intactes. Coin inférieur droit légèrement tassé, coupes inférieures frottées Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        SOME FAMILIAR LETTERS BETWEEN MR. LOCKE, AND SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS

      1708. Fine. LOCKE, John. SOME FAMILIAR LETTERS BETWEEN MR. LOCKE, AND SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS. London: Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1708. First edition. Octavo. [4],540 pp. Skillfully rebacked contemporary calf, gilt-stamped spine label, all edges stained red. One leaf (p. 209-210) has loss in fore-margin, not affecting text. Clean text and near-fine overall.

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        Some familiar letters between Mr. Locke, and several of his friends

      London: A. & J. Churchill, 1708. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). [4], 540 pp. First edition of the first official collection of Locke's letters: "Not only such civil and polite conversation as friendship produces among men of parts, learning and candour; but several matters relating to literature, and more particularly to Mr. Locke's notions, in his Essay concerning Human Understanding, and in some of his other works," p. iii. Both sides of the exchanges are present, with correspondents including William Molyneux, Thomas Molyneux, Richard Burridge, and Philipp van Limborch; a number of letters are in Latin, and a few in French. ESTC T117287; Pforzheimer 611. Period-style calf, covers framed and panelled in gilt rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons and central decoration, spine with with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription (William R. Williams) in upper outer corner; preface with early inked initials in upper corners, partially effaced, resulting in small holes to upper outer corner (touching two letters of text without obscuring sense). Occasional early inked corrections and annotations; partial topical index filling final blank. One leaf with short tear from upper margin not extending into text, another with portion of lower foremargin torn away just touching (but not really "affecting") print; scattered light smudges and a handful of pages with old marginal stains, ink-drop to fore-edge (closed) in Latin section, otherwise clean.

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        Historia Lapidum figuratorum Helvetiæ, eiusque Viciniae, in quâ non solùm enarrantur omnia eorum Genera, Species et Vires æneisque tabulis repræsentantur. Sed insuper adducuntur eorum Loca Nativa, in quibus reperiri solent, ut cuilibet facile sit eos colligere, modo adducta loca adire libeat

      Added engraved title & 54 engraved plates. Printed title in red & black. 15 p.l. (incl. added engraved title), 165 pp. Small 4to, attractive early 19th-cent. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Venice: J. Tomasini for the Author, 1708. First edition of this handsomely illustrated work on Swiss fossils. Lang (1670-1741), studied medicine in Bologna and Rome and held many official medical positions in the forest cantons of Switzerland. He "was a collector of fossils who gave original descriptions of many of the fossils of Switzerland. He was categorically opposed to the idea of their organic origin and particularly argued against the conception of the diluvialists that fossils were animals destroyed in the Flood... "According to Lang the fossils originated from tiny, seminal seeds of living marine animals that were scattered around the earth by the air. Once distributed in this manner the seeds were carried into and through the earth by water. The heat of the earth activated a plastic force inherent in each seed, and the aura seminalis, or seminal breeze, gave the seed shape. Because this force was particularly strong in the icy waters and snow of the mountain tops, the fossils were more common in these areas."-D.S.B., VIII, p. 4. "Lang is one of the last authors who believed in the direct origin of the fossils in the rocks."-Zittel, p. 18. A fine and handsome copy. The handsome engraved title depicts a room with many labeled drawers containing fossils. Old stamp -- "Bibliotheca Bernensis" -- on blank portion of title. ❧ Geikie, The Founders of Geology, p. 98. Hoover 505. .

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        Recueil de 69 piéces gravées par Christian Rugendas d´apres les tableaux de Georg Philipp Rugendas

      Fantastic recueil of 69 engravings by C. Rugendas, mostly after his father. N.d. [c1745]. N.p. [Augsburg]. In folio oblong (330 mm x 490 mm; size of plates varies). 1 ff. [title] + 69 prints pasted on large and heavy blanks. Handsome contemporary half calf over vellum, boards with gilt fillets and corners gilt matching spine, raised bands and compartments gilt to spine, dark morocco lettering piece, foot of spine with  loss, hinges worn and starting a little bumped, considering the size well preserved. Title manuscript ?being a recompilation there was no printed title-, every engraving pasted on large folios. A most attractive and large recueil of plates, mostly mezzotints, engraved by C. Rugendas after G. Rugendas. The 69 prints, some large but mostly small, represent horsemen, soldiers, military & battle scenes, costumes, landscapes, amongst others. Christian Rugendas (1708-1781), son of Georg Philipp I ?arguably one of the foremost painters of battle scenes of the 18th century-, was a draughtsman, artist and mezzotint engraver. Provenance: Charles Chaunoy armorial engraved ex libris on front pastedown; library description on first blank in French.

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

      [Amsterdam: G.Valck & P.Schenk, 1708]. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. Excellent condition. 20 x 22 1/4 inches. 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

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

      Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 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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        To Her Most Sacred Majesty Ann Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland, This Map of Europe According to the Newest and most Exact Observations is most Humbly Dedicated by your Majesties most Obedient Servant Herman Moll Geographer

      London: Moll, Midwinter, T. Bowles, P. Overton, 1708 [but c. 1720]. Hand- coloured engraving. Excellent condition, except for slight browning, mild marginal foxing and small repair at the top of the center fold. 22 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches. 24 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches. Moll's map of Europe is a good example of his mature cartographic style: large scale, clear, bold, with incidental notes that seem to derive from an exuberant curiosity, quite unlike the more restrained and formal French and Dutch maps of the previous century. Moll was a great admirer of Peter the Great and does not forego this opportunity to illustrate in an inset a canal Peter had dug that connected the Volga and the Don, thus connecting the Caspian and Black Seas. A dotted line illustrates the route one would follow from the place where the Don and Volga meet, through the Black Sea, through the Bosporus, the Aegean and Mediterranean to the Atlantic. The present map was part of Herman Moll's magnificent folio work, a New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of great scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan's Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll's coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language.

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Manuscript Captain's Commission Signed

      Paris, France: Not published, 1708. 11.5" (height) x 19-5/8" (width) vellum commission appointing Capt. St. Marc, captain of royal vessel "Le Heros" of the "Compagnie Royalle de Guinee." Small portion of document torn from top slightly affecting one word. Folded into eighths with minor creasing at folds. Sixteen lines of text (10-15 words per line) signed "Pontchartrain" and "Crozat" at bottom margin, and by many others yet to be identified. Matted for display. French history; Slavery.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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        [The Southern Celestial Hemisphere superimposed over the Terrestial Sphere] Hæmisphærium Stellatum Australe Æquali Sphærarum Proportione

      Amsterdam: G. Valk & P. Schenk, 1708. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. 19 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. One of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced. This artistically virtuous composition presents a view of the constellations of the Southern celestial hemisphere, as considered by Ancient Greek custom, superimposed on the southern portion of the western hemisphere, including Terra Australis, a large southern polar continent. It 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. According to classical astronomy, championed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, the stars were mounted on a huge, transparent crystal sphere that was part of a geocentric system, in which all of the stars and planets rotated around the Earth. Cellarius's star-chart demonstrates three separate ideas about the motions of the spheres, longitude and the influences of the stars. It is a beautiful image, timeless in the abstract harmony of colour, shape and composition, and also a record of the restless search for cosmic understanding. The present image was originally engraved in 1660 by Jan Janssonius, 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 reprinted by Janssonius 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.

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        Mission historial de Marruecos en que se trata de los martirios, persecuciones, y trabajos, que han padecido los missioneros, y frutos que han cogido las missiones, que desde sus principios tuvo la orden Seraphica en el Imperio de Marruecos

      First edition of this important account on Morocco and the manners of the Muslims. 1708. Seville. Francisco Garay. In folio (276 mm x 197 mm). 22 ff. + 829 + 9 ff. Nineteenth century quarter black calf over marbled paper, spine with raised bands, tooled and lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked. Frontispiece mounted and slightly cropped, scattered foxing spots, last folio with long tear restored affecting a little text, else an excellent copy, fresh and clean.First ?and only?- edition. The work contains a comprehensive description of the region with details on the geography and climate, its government, history, antiquities, Moor manners and religion, their relation with foreigners, the first Franciscan missionaries ?c.1234, Father Angelo-, their martyrdoms and persecutions, the foundation of the convent of Morocco, amongst others. Embellished with a strikingly engraved frontispiece by Allet after Pietri´s design, showing Saint?s medallion portraits, and Juan de Pardo kneeling with arrows in his chest and a sword in his head, the Virgin Mary at the top over an image of the Convento de la Concepcion de Marruecos; text in two columns, title in red and black. A scarce work with a great provenance: from the library of Heredia, one of the foremost Spanish collectors, his ex libris on front pastedown.Palau, 293854. Not in Salvá. Heredia, 2930 (his copy).

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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

      London: 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, 1708. First edition. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in morocco, five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. 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 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 a two other maps. Sm. 8vo. 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.

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        L'Amerique Septentrionale

      Amsterdam: Pierre Schenk, 1708. Copper-engraved map, full period hand- colouring. 19 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches. Schenk's rare derivative of De L'Isle's famed map. "In 1700, Claude and Guillaume D L'Isle [first] published their foundation map of North America. What better way to usher in the eighteenth century cartographically than with this significant and influential map. It encapsulates an era in which the French exemplified a reliance on scientific mapping and beautifully incorporated it into the earlier influence of decorative augmentation" (Burden). Tooley adds: "A foundation map. The Great Lakes based on Coronelli show the French strong points at Tadousac, Quebec, Fort Sorel, Montreal & Fort Frontenac. the English settlements confined to the east of the Alleghenies, with Fort and River Kinibeki as the border between New England and Acadia. The Mississippi valley area is shown well developed with the recent French settlement of d'Iberville at Bilochy and forts at Bon Secours and St. Louis. In this map De l'Isle corrected longitude positions and was the first to revert to a peninsula form of California." Perhaps most significantly, in the second and subsequent states of the map the mouth of the Mississippi is accurately shown for the first time, being the first map to depict information from the surveys of the D'Iberville expedition. Following the end of Renard's contract to sell De L'Isle's maps in Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk issued the present re-engraved derivative map of De l'Isle's original. Burden notes it to be "an almost exact derivative." Cf. Burden, The Mapping of North America 761; Tooley, "French Mapping of the Americas" 32 in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Wundersames Prognosticon Oder Prophezeyung, Was in diesem 1708ten Jahr geschehen soll. Wobey nebst dem Monat auch der eigentliche Tag, und bey einigen gar der Ort und die Stunden ausgedruckt, die Personen genennet, auch alle sonst vorfallende grosse Sachen desselben Jahrs specialiter erzehlet sind, so wie dieselbe künfftig hin sich zutragen werden, Beschrieben durch Isaac Bickerstaff, Edelmann. Nach der zu London gedruckten Copia

      (Stockholm, J. H. Werner ? 1708).. 4 unnum. Bll. Rückenbroschur. Kl.-4°. 20 x 14,5 cm. Hohenemser 359; Real, The reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe, 146 und 326 (schlägt als Druckort einer Variante u.a. Stockholm: J. H. Werner vor); Fabian/Spieckermann 46.5; Vgl. Teerink 493 (Variante). - Eine von 4 zeitgleich erschienenen deutschen Ausgaben der "Predictions for the year 1708", die Swift unter dem Pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff als Verhöhnung der Astrologie veröffentlichte. Die von dem erfolgreichen Sterndeuter John Partridge herausgegebenen Almanache mit Vorhersagen zum Todeszeitpunkt bedeutender Persönlichkeiten verärgerten Swift, der gegen Aberglauben und Ignoranz kämpfte. So veröffentlichte er u. a. vorliegende Schrift, die neben weiteren aberwitzigen Prophezeiungen den Tod des John Partridge "den 29. Martii des Nachts gegen 11. Uhr an einem hitzigen Fieber in der Aberwitz" vorhersagte. Swift trieb den bösen Witz dann mit einer am 30. März verteilten Flugschrift, die den angeblichen Tod Partridges bestätigte, fast auf die Spitze, setzte aber dann am Fool`s Day, dem 1. April noch einen drauf: Ein Küster erschien im Haus des Astrologen und wollte Informationen für die Grabrede sammeln, was den quicklebendigen Partridge und seine Familie in schiere Verzweiflung stürzte. Die angebliche Todesnachricht verbreitete sich schnell in London, Partridge wurde aus dem Register der Gilde der Schriftsteller, Buchhändler und Verleger gestrichen und auch seine im 1709 veröffentlichten Almanach "A famous prediction of Merlin" veröffentlichte Klarstellung, er wäre noch am Leben, konnte die Öffentlichkeit nicht überzeugen. Swifts weitere Publikationen zum angeblichen Tode Partridges trugen dazu noch bei, letztendlich musste Partridge die Herausgabe seiner Almanache einstellen, weil das Publikum nur weitere Parodien hinter den Vorhersagen vermutete. - Seitlich sehr knapp beschnitten, der erste, bzw. letzte Buchstabe der Zeile an- oder weggeschnitten.

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        Wohlgegründetes Raisonement, über die von dem so genannten Isaac Bickerstaf, Engeländischen Edelmann heraußgegebene Prophezeyung oder Englische Wahrsagung Auff das Jahr 1708. was darvon zu halten. In einem Send-Schreiben, Zwischen zwey guten Freunden erkläret

      O. O., 1708.. 4 unnum. Bll. Rückenbroschur. Kl.-4°. 20 x 15 cm. Nicht im KVK. - Schrift über die "Predictions for the year 1708", die Jonathan Swift unter dem Pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff als Verhöhnung der Astrologie veröffentlichte; in der deutschen Übersetzung unter dem Titel "Wundersames Prognosticon oder Prophezeyung, was in diesem 1708 Jahr geschehen soll. Wobey nebst dem Monat auch der eigentliche Tag, und bey einigen gar der Ort und die Stunden ausgedruckt, die Personen genennet ... beschrieben durch Isaac Bickerstaff" im gleichen Jahr erschienen. - Die von dem erfolgreichen Sterndeuter John Partridge herausgegebenen Almanache mit Vorhersagen zum Todeszeitpunkt bedeutender Persönlichkeiten verärgerten Swift, der gegen Aberglauben und Ignoranz kämpfte. So veröffentlichte er u. a. die "Predictions", die neben weiteren aberwitzigen Prophezeiungen den Tod des John Partridge "den 29. Martii des Nachts gegen 11. Uhr an einem hitzigen Fieber in der Aberwitz" vorhersagte. Swift trieb den bösen Witz dann mit einer am 30. März verteilten Flugschrift, die den angeblichen Tod Partridges bestätigte, fast auf die Spitze, setzte aber dann am Fool`s Day, dem 1. April noch einen drauf: Ein Küster erschien im Haus des Astrologen und wollte Informationen für die Grabrede sammeln, was den quicklebendigen Partridge und seine Familie in schiere Verzweiflung stürzte. Die angebliche Todesnachricht verbreitete sich schnell in London, Partridge wurde aus dem Register der Gilde der Schriftsteller, Buchhändler und Verleger gestrichen und auch seine im 1709 veröffentlichten Almanach "A famous prediction of Merlin" veröffentlichte Klarstellung, er wäre noch am Leben, konnte die Öffentlichkeit nicht überzeugen. Swifts weitere Publikationen zum angeblichen Tode Partridges trugen dazu noch bei, letztendlich musste Partridge die Herausgabe seiner Almanache einstellen, weil das Publikum nur weitere Parodien hinter den Vorhersagen vermutete. - Etwas feuchtfleckig.

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