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        Wahrer Abriß der Stadt Bethlehem sambt ihrer Gegend wie solche jetziger Zeit gegen Abendt-Seiten anzusehen, wo besonders jene Heilige Orth bemercket welche noch heutiges tags von denen Christen verehret und besuchet werden. Kupferstich mit gestoch. Legende in zwei Kartuschen von G. B. Göz. Augsburg, Göz, o. J. (um 1755). 39 x 52,5 cm.

      - Wildmoser 3-028-001. ? Seltener, prachtvoller Einblattdruck (über KVK nur 1 Ex. in Dresden nachweisbar) den der Augsburger Maler und Kupferstecher Gottfried Bernhard Göz (10. August 1708 in Velehrad, Mähren; ? 23. November 1774 in Augsburg) gestochen hat. Vorlage war die Zeichnung eines Straßburger Franziskaners, der 1749-52 in Palästina gewesen ist. Am oberen Rand eine in Rocaillen aufgelöste Schriftkartusche mit Betitelung, unten die Geburtsszene im Stall und zwei stehende Orientalen. Das große Panorama mit der Geburtskirche, der Ortschaft Bethlehem und dem Elias-Kloster, angereichert mit Szenen aus der Weihnachtsgeschichte.- Breite Ränder etw. fleckig, kl. Randläsuren u. 3 kl. geklebte Einrisse.# Very rare broadside (we could only trace a copy in Dresden) with a panoramic view of Bethlehem, by the Augsburg engraver Gottfried Bernhard Göz (1708-1774).- With extensive engraved explanation.- Margines somewhat stained, 3 small tears.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        "Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum: or, a general English dictionary, comprehending a brief but emphatical and clear explication of all sorts of difficult words ... to which is added a large collection of words and phrases ... made use of in our ancient statutes, old records, charters, writs ... an interpretation of the proper names of men and women... The whole work compil'd and methodically digested, for the benefit of young students, tradesmen, artificers, foreigners, and others who are desirous thoroughly to understand what they speak, read, or write."

      "printed by J. Wilde, for J. Phillips [et al.]" London: "printed by J. Wilde, for J. Phillips [et al.]". 1708. "First edition of the first abridged dictionary, 8vo, unpaginated (collated and complete); later full tree calf, rebacked, old gilt spine and red morocco label laid down; title-p. soiled, else very good and sound. & & Alston V, 91 (""an unconfessed abridgement of Kersey's revision of Phillip's dictionary"" - the New World of English Words, 1706 - ""although it contains much dialectal material not found in that work""); Starnes & Noyes, pp. 95-97 (""Kersey's vocabulary, estimated at 35,000 words, far surpasses that of any preceding dictionary, with the single exception of the folio Kersey-Phillips, which, amazingly enough considering its difference in physical size, it almost equals""); Kennedy 6203; Vancil, p. 138. "

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        THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA, PERSIA, AND ÆGYPT, BY THE SARACENS

      London: Printed for R. Knaplock, 1708. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 203 x 133 mm (8 x 5 1/4"). xxiv, [iv], 391 pp., [8] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary Cambridge calf, recently and expertly rebacked to style, covers panelled in blind with fillets and fleuron cornerpieces, central panel with decorative tooled border, raised bands, original reddish-brown morocco label. Gay 98; Blackmer sale catalogue, lot #236; Lowndes III, 1716; Brunet IV, 155; Graesse V, 7-8. Leaves with one or two trivial defects, but A VERY FINE COPY, the carefully restored binding with remarkably lustrous covers, the margins especially ample, and the text unusually bright, clean, and fresh. This work promises in its extended title to portray "the lives of Abubeker, Omar and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet, giving an account of their most remarkable battles, sieges, etc., particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria and Jerusalem, illustrating the religion, rites, customs and manner of living of that warlike people." It is "collected from the most authentick Arabick authors, especially manuscripts, not hitherto publish'd in any European language." Archbishop Laud was a collector of Arabic manuscripts, which he donated to the Bodleian library at Oxford, and it was there that Ockley labored over the Arabic tomes. Foremost among these were the texts ascribed to Al-Wâkidî (now known as the Futuh esh-Sham), which Ockley used to write the present stirring and sympathetic account of the heroic days of the rise of Islam, the first work in English to rely on such early, if somewhat romanticized, sources. Simon Ockley (1678-1720) was an impoverished vicar, educated in oriental languages at Cambridge. A pioneer in his field, he worked tirelessly on the translating of Arabic manuscripts. The present book is his best-known work; he brought out a sequel in 1718.

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

      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.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Nürnbergische Hesperides, oder, Gru¨ndliche Beschreibung der edlen Citronat- Citronen- und Pomerantzen-Fru¨chte : wie solche in selbiger und benachbarten Gegend, recht mo¨gen eingesetzt, gewartet, erhalten und fortgebracht werden, Samt einer ausfu¨hrlichen Erzehlung der meisten Sorten, welche theils zu Nu¨rnberg wu¨rcklich gewachsen, theils von verschiedenen fremden Orten dahin gebracht worden, auf das accurateste in Kupffer gestochen, in vier Theile eingetheilet und mit nu¨tzlichen Anmerckungen erkla¨ret : Beneben der Flora, oder curiosen Vorstellung verschiedener raren Blumen samt einer Zugabe etlicher anderer Gewa¨chse, und ausfu¨hrlichem Bericht, wie ein richtig zutreffende Sonnen-Uhr im Gartenfeld von Bux anzulegen, und die Ga¨rten nach der Perspectiv leichtlich aufzureissen : Wie auch einem Bericht von denen in des Authoris Garten stehenden Columnis milliaribus ... [with]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol auf der

      Nurnberg: Johann Andrea Endters. Leather Bound. 1708-1714. Three parts bound as one large quarto volume. Half-title, engraving, title-page, [iv],1-255pp; [viii], 17pp; half-title, engraving, title-page, [xxxviii], 239pp, [iv]. Large closed tear to page 1/2 in the first volume, one folding plate split at the fold (but complete). Some plates trimmed a little close to the edge. In a contemporary binding of full calf that has been expertly and magnificently restored; spine compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, the title on a contrasting red leather label, the text-block a bit stiff due to the recent restoration work. New endsheets. Understandably complicated when it comes to collation and determining completeness, this copy, containing both the original work and its 'continuation', as well as the rather uncommon section on the 'Obelisk' appears to contain the full complement of illustrations: more than two hundred forty full-page engravings of fruit, folding plates of landscape views & gardens, and maps. The impressions are consistently clean and strong throughout. .An extremely nice copy of this landmark work, presented here in its complete form, containing the two major sections and the extra section on the obelisk. Rare. // Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        A Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark with the River Thames

      London, 1708. Frame size: 525 × 675 mm. Copperplate engraving. Very good condition. Repair to worming midway down right hand margin. In hand made frame. In an attractive dark wood frame. A beautiful plan of London by Christopher Hatton. This plan is a later reworking of the earlier, famous, Elizabethan plan of London by Braun and Hogenberg. The major differences between the two plans are; the decorative title cartouche at the top has gone completely, and the replacement of four figures from the foreground with Hatten's immensely decorative and eye catching rococo style title cartouche with fruits. There are also two Latin explanation tables in the foreground.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA, PERSIA, AND ÆGYPT, BY THE SARACENS

      Printed for R. Knaplock, London 1708 - 203 x 133 mm (8 x 5 1/4"). xxiv, [iv], 391 pp., [8] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary Cambridge calf, recently and expertly rebacked to style, covers panelled in blind with fillets and fleuron cornerpieces, central panel with decorative tooled border, raised bands, original reddish-brown morocco label. Gay 98; Blackmer sale catalogue, lot #236; Lowndes III, 1716; Brunet IV, 155; Graesse V, 7-8. Leaves with one or two trivial defects, but A VERY FINE COPY, the carefully restored binding with remarkably lustrous covers, the margins especially ample, and the text unusually bright, clean, and fresh. This work promises in its extended title to portray "the lives of Abubeker, Omar and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet, giving an account of their most remarkable battles, sieges, etc., particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria and Jerusalem, illustrating the religion, rites, customs and manner of living of that warlike people." It is "collected from the most authentick Arabick authors, especially manuscripts, not hitherto publish'd in any European language." Archbishop Laud was a collector of Arabic manuscripts, which he donated to the Bodleian library at Oxford, and it was there that Ockley labored over the Arabic tomes. Foremost among these were the texts ascribed to Al-Wâkidî (now known as the Futuh esh-Sham), which Ockley used to write the present stirring and sympathetic account of the heroic days of the rise of Islam, the first work in English to rely on such early, if somewhat romanticized, sources. Simon Ockley (1678-1720) was an impoverished vicar, educated in oriental languages at Cambridge. A pioneer in his field, he worked tirelessly on the translating of Arabic manuscripts. The present book is his best-known work; he brought out a sequel in 1718. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        [... Opera] quae exstant [...]

      Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], ex officina Wetsteniana, 1708. 4to. pp. [xviii], 476, [lxxii] + 8 engraved plates, but lacking the additional engraved title-page. Edited by Johan van Broekhuizen. Some spotting. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum.Ink stamp of Repton School library to title. From the library of the great English bibliophile Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), classical scholar and Dibdin's 'Orlando', who attended every London book sale between 1764 and 1800 and bought extensively but, as De Ricci says, with great judgement. He normally recorded the date, place of acquisition and price paid on the flyleaf. In this instance Edwards’s sale, March 3d 1794; the purchase price appears to be encoded. Wodhull neatly excised much of this information in books which he consigned to auction himself in 1801 and 1803, so our example likely remained with the bulk of his library, auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1886.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Alexander Magnus et illum commentarius Samuelis Pitisci quo antiquitates persarum, macedonum, phoenicum.

      Apud Petrum van Thol 1708 - - Apud Petrum van Thol, Hagae comitum _1708, 2 tomes en un vol. Fort in 8 (11,5x19,5cm), 855pp. (168), relié. - Nouvelle édition commentée par Samuel Pitiscus avec mention de troisième édition, et illustrée d'un titre frontispice, d'un portrait de Pitiscus, de 4 cartes dépliantes et de 11 planches avec 29 figures numérotées (dont la plupart dépliantes) souvent fort curieuses (les jardins de Babylone) par Johan van den Avelen d"après G. Hoet. L'édition originale semble avoir paru en 1684. Demi basane brune d'époque à coins. Dos à nerfs orné de 5 fleurons. Pièce de titre de maroquin brun. Tranches marbrées. Ensemble frotté, avec manque de papier sur les plats. Bordures externes dénudées et coins émoussés. Edition abondamment commentée de Pitiscus, comprenant le suplément de Freinshemius, et un large index des antiquités. pitiscus a évité la confrontation avec d'autres commentateurs mais s'est attaché à reproduire dans son commentaire ce qu'il a jugé de meilleur chez les autres, tant du point de vue grammatical, qu'historique. Cette édition fut bien jugée par le Journal des savants. Pitiscus donnera un dictionnaire des antiquités greco-latines dont il était un érudit. Livres à Figures 855pp. (168) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 748 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plan de L'Action Qui s'est passée a Wynendaele

      The Hague, 1708. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 10.75 x 12.5". Sheet measures 25 x 19". This scarce map by Anna Beek depicts the Battle of Wijnendale, which occurred in Flanders in 1708 as part of the War of Spanish Succession in 1708. The battle was an important event leading up the Siege of Lille, as it enabled a convoy of supplies for the Allies (British and Dutch) to reach its destination. Set in a green countryside, the plan lays out the battle in accordance to an explanatory key in the lower right corner. A banner bearing the map's title flutters above the scene. Below the map, in a broadside format, substantial text is printed in French and Dutch that recounts the battle in greater detail. The map was published in 1708, not long after the battle itself took place. It is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Minor offsetting. Anna Beek was a late-17th century publisher and engraver of maps based in the Hague. Her detailed maps and battle plans are often found in composite atlases and have become highly valued due to their quality and scarcity.

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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.

      Printed by T. Bever and B. Lintot [etc.] 1708 - A handsome volume. Fine binding. Full contemporary calf. 6 raised bands. Gilt flourish along spine. Rebacked. x, [6], 759, [1] p. : ill. ; 40 cm. Folio. Title in red and black. Written in French by Mr. Basnage ; translated into English by Tho. Taylor, A.M. Clean, unmarked pages. ESTC T090837. See our pictures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF HAI EB'N YOCKDAN. 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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        Pascaert, vande Westkuste van Schotlandt, Als mede een gedeelte van de Lewys Eylanden, van S. Patricius tot Nary, Nog t’I. Roda ofte Barre en t’I. S. Kilda [...]

      Amsterdam, c. 1708. Copper engraving, 50.5 x 58.5 cms, recent hand-colour, slight damp-staining in the upper part of the chart, blank verso, printed on strengthened (double-thickness) paper for use at sea. Probably Koeman’s Van Keulen number [78]*, with added “I. Rona off Barre”.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        L?art de laver, ou la nouvelle manière de peindre sur le papier, suivant le coloris des desseins qu?on envoie à la Cour. Ouvrage nouveau, nessaire aux ingenieurs & fort utile à ceux qui se servent de couleurs.

      chez François Foppens, Brusselle (Bruxelles), 1708 - 4 ff. 120pages, 1 planche gravée, cartonnage papier marbré.

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        S. Pietro D'Arena

      - This rare bird's-eye view of Sampierdarena, referred to here as "S. Pietro D'Arena," depicts the major port of Genoa, Italy. In the immediate foreground is the Lighthouse of Genoa, at right, which is the city's symbol and marked the entrance to the original port of Genoa. The city's harbor extends to the left and has two ships floating in it. Then comes a shoreline dotted with people and boats, behind which the city extends toward the horizon. Buildings are shown at an oblique angle whereby their front facades can be seen straight-on, highlighting the architecture of the city. A key in the bottom margin and running up the right border of the map indicates important sites and buildings. At the top of the print, two cherubs hold a ribbon bearing the view's title. The print appeared in Volckamer's "Nuernbergische Hesperides," published circa 1708-14. It is a dark impression in good condition, with some discoloration at the folds and minor overall staining. Narrow margins as issued. Johann Christoph Volckamer (1662--1744) was a wealthy German merchant who was one of the first to cultivate citrus fruits north of the Alps in his orangerie. He became involved in printmaking after hiring artists and engravers to produce prints of his fruits. While best known for these fruit prints, Volckamer also produced delightful views of the gardens and palaces of Europe that showcased the Baroque architecture of the period. This lovely view of Genoa exemplifies this rare series of his work. Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 12.25" x 20.25".

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        De Navibus et Naulo, Item de Assecurationibus Notabilia.

      1708 - First Independent Edition of a Classic Treatise on Maritime Law Rocco (Roccus), Francesco [1605-1676]. [Westerveen, Abraham, Editor]. De Navibus et Naulo. Item de Assecurationibus Notabilia. Accedunt Ejusdem Selecta Responsa. Editio Nova Priore Emendatior. Amsterdam: Excudit Franciscus Halma, 1708. [xxxii], 370 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Later three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, black rules and hand-lettered title to spine, marbled endpapers. Some soiling, light rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to boards with some wear. Title page, with attractive copperplate vignette, printed in red and black. Light toning to text, negligible foxing in a few places, early owner signature to title page (William Johnson/ 1802), internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown, small inkstamps to title page, annotations to verso. A nice copy of a scarce edition. * First edition (as an independent work). This classic treatise on maritime law was first published in 1655 as the first part of a larger work on commercial law. "This manual is very highly esteemed by commercial lawyers in all countries, for its compressed, methodical, and accurate learning, and is a book of high authority" (Marvin). Some references, such as Roberts and Camus, state incorrectly that Utrecht was the place of publication of this edition. This copy may have been owned by William Johnson [1769-1848], the notable New York chancery and supreme court reporter. OCLC locates 6 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Tulane, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). Marvin, Legal Bibliography 616. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:848. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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