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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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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        THE MATHEMATICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS,

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

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        The Mathematical and Philosophical Works of the Right Reverend John Wilkins, Late Lord Bishop of Chester (3 Volumes Bound in 1)

      London: J. Nicholson; A. Bell; B. Tooke; R. Smith, 1708. Leather Bound. Good. London: Printed for J. Nicholson; A. Bell; B. Tooke; and R Smith, 1708. viii, [6], 274; [10], 90; [8], 184 p. Lacking engraved frontis portrait accompanying title page. All additional engraved plates are present. 8vo. 3 volumes (5 parts) bound in 1. Leather bound. Fully bound in contemporary dark brown leather. Cover has been professionally restored and repaired, with a protective coating applied. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Burgundy title plate on spine with gilt lettering. Gilt borders along band edges. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight fading to gilt and lettering on spine. Scuffing to board and spine ends. Minor rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Extensive chipping and loss at head and tail of spine. Moderate darkening around edges of endpapers. The name "John" has been inscribed lightly in lower portion of inside endpaper. Primarily, pages are clean and unmarked, with minor occasional splotching. Text block is clean and tight. Illustrations are bright and clear. Overall, a superior, well-restored volume.<br><br>John Wilkins was an English clergyman, natural philosopher and author, as well as a founder of the Royal Society, and Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death. His writings dealt primarily with fringe scientific concepts at the time, cryptology, philosophy, and occasionally religion and the art of rhetoric in preaching. Wilkins was known for blending scientific knowledge with occult concepts, developing vast and thought provoking notions. Included in this collection are various discourses involving the moon and its possible inhabitability, a treatise on cryptography, and an essay on the possibilities involved with the use of mechanical geometry, amongst other subjects. This collection provides a comprehensive account of Wilkins many philosophies and beliefs. A valuable addition to any serious collectors library. Please feel free to view our photographs of this exceptional volume.

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        Voyage de messieurs Bachaumont et La Chapelle

      Amsterdam - Pierre de Coup, 1708 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Voyage de messieurs Bachaumont et La Chapelle isa scarce early 18th century edition of travel writing in verse and prose. Including the poems by the Knightof Cailly, descriptions of the campaigns against the Spanish at Rocroi and Fribourgand the play, Les Visionnaires by des Marests. In French. Claude Emmanuel Lhuillier,known as LaChapelle (1626-1686)was a Frenchpoet and man of letters. Pupil of Pierre Gassendi to whom he owes his Epicurean philosophy. Also a friend of Molire, Cyrano de Bergerac, Francois Bernier, La Fontaine, Racine, Boileau and frequented the salon of Marguerite Pit. He was among the libertines of the second half of the seventeenth century. Hewroteshort poemsin the satirical style. His best known work is Voyage de messieurs Bachaumont et La Chapellein prose and verse, written in collaboration with Bachaumont, the curious history and travel lover. The story of their travels in Provence and Languedoc. A fun and easy collection of this poetry and prose, dictated by the pleasure and indolence. Franois Le Coigneux of Bachaumont (1624 -1702) was a French poet. With previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In original speckled calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities and slight loss to tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with some marginal offsetting to endpapers but with slight scattered spotting and handling marks and slight foxing to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        THE HISTORY OF HAI EB'N YOCKDAN. THE IMPROVEMENT OF HUMAN REASON,

      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.

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        COMPENDIO ISTORICO o siano MEMORIE DELLE NOTIZIE PIÙ VERE, E COSE PIÙ NOTABILI E DEGNE A SAPERSI accadute nella felicis. entrata delle sempre gloriose truppe cesaree nel regno ed in questa Città di Napoli dal principio della loro marcia presso Bologn.

      Parrino,, Napoli, 1708 - Volume in 8° legato in pergamena, titolo calligrafico al dorso, frontespizio, 9 carte di presentazione e declaratoria, 472 pp., 10 carte finali d'indici. Davvero di grande importanza e scarsa reperibilità questo resoconto della discesa delle truppe austriache a ristabilire l'ordine nel Regno di Napoli. La narrazione è quanto mai avvincente e dettagliata ed innumerevoli sono le notizie riportate con rilievo e correttezza. È un resoconto quasi giornalistico, in cui l'Autore cerca di fissare ogni significativo avvenimento. Il tomo che si presenta ha una traccia di gora all'angolo esterno delle carte davvero chiarissima, a volte impercettibile. Il margine superiore, in qualche carta, è risicato ma accettabile, una traccia di tarlo alle tre ultime carte d'indice. Per il resto, la conservazione è buona, la carta corposa ed ancor nerbata. Si sottolinea la scarsissima reperibilità del trattato che, a memoria del compilatore, non appare in cataloghi da molti anni. Notevole

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        Hemisphaerii Borealis Coeli & Terrae Sphaerica Scenographia

      Tavola inserita nell?opera Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus... edita ad Amsterdam nel 1708, su disegni di Andrea Cellarius, da Petrum Schenk & Gerardum Valk. Scenografica raffigurazione dell?emisfero settentrionale sia celeste che terrestre. Composizione dall?elevato contenuto decorativo mm 430x505

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        The Whole Art of Husbandry: Or the way of managing and improving of land, being a full collection of what hath been writ, either by ancient or modern authors..: 2nd Ed.;

      London, J. H. for H. Mortlock, 1708.. HARDBACK, original full-calf, expertly re-backed with raised bands and gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: [xiv], 632, [viii], all edges speckled, some text-figs., 125mm x 190mm (4.75" x 7.5"), covers lightly rubbed, corners a little worn and rounded, front free end-paper detached at lower part of lower hinge (but sound), light spotting to first and last pages, and page margins, pages 337-352 are browned, otherwise a very fine, clean copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 72.

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        Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea

      Questa bella e decorativa tavola è inserita nell?Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus edita ad Amsterdam nel 1708 da Petrum Schenk & Gerardum Valk. Raffigurazione scenografica della concezione del mondo secondo Brahe. La composizione, oltre che dalla presenza di numerosi putti alati, è arricchita, agli angoli inferiori della carta, dalla raffigurazione allegorica delle arti e delle scienze. In bella coloritura coeva mm 430x505

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        Corporum coelestium magnitudines

      Incisione in rame, coloritura antica originale con rifiniture posteriori, mm. 420x512. Tavola tratta dal più celebre atlante celeste mai pubblicato "Atlas Coelestis Seu Harmonia Macrocosmica ?" di Cellarius, nell'edizione di Petrum Schenk e Gerardum Valk che ristamparono l'opera già pubblicata da Janssonius nel 1660. Potter: "The highpoint of celestial atlas production and the volume that ranks with Blaeu's Atlas Maior". L'opera espone graficamente le varie teorie sull'universo di Tolomeo, Tycho Brahe, Copernico, riproduce fasi lunari orbite di pianeti e le costellazioni della volta celeste. Esemplare perfetto.

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        The Art of Cookery, In Imitation of Horace&#39;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, &#39;The Art of Cookery&#39;, is in Latin with facing English translation. With the bookplates of John L. Marks and Mary Chadsey.

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        Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'Autres particolaritez du Pays

      Veduta tratta dal "Atlas Historique" edito ad Amsterdam nel 1708. Nella carta sono presenti numerosi riquadri contenenti notizie geografiche e storiche relative agli anni delle conquiste e l?elenco di tutti i principali centri abitati con la relativa posizione. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Molto decorativa. Taken from "Atlas Historique" published in Amsterdam in 1708. In the map there are many boxes with geographical and historical information relating to the years of conquest and the list of all major towns with their position. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Higly decorative. Amsterdam Amsterdam 497 385

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

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

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        Historia Lapidum figuratorum Helvetiae ejusque viciniae, in quâ non solùm enarrantur omnia eorum genera, species et vires ...

      Venetiis, J. Tomasini/ Lucerne, H.G. Hautt & J.J. Halter, 1708. 4to. pp. (28), 165, (1, blank), with a beautiful engraved frontispiece and 54 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands. Hoover 505; Ward & Carozzi 1321. A very scarce work on the minerals and fossils of Switzerland. In 1735 a small supplement with 10 pages and 1 plate was published. Lang was one of the last authors who believed in the direct origin of the fossils in the rocks and particularly argued against the conception of the diluvialists that fossils were animals destroyed by the Flood. "Lang's fossil descriptions were used and his theories discussed by Beringer, and Lang is said to have been a colleague of Scheuchzer. Yet the closeness of the relationship with Scheuchzer is open to question since the latter was a diluvialist" (D.S.B. VIII, p. 4). The beautifully engraved frontispiece drawn by Ambrosius Besutius and engraved by Paulus Blancus shows a geological cabinet, containing minerals and fossils. "The physician and senator Karl Lang (1670-1741) established his 'Museum Lucernense Langianum', in Lucerne; it contained mostly minerals and fossils. In 1858 it was purchased by the Natural History Museum of Lucerne" (Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting p. 119). The plates show minerals, fossil plants, fishes, a human skeleton, and shells. A good copy.

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        AUREUM VELLUS oder Guldin Schatz und Kunst-Kammer darinnen der aller fürnemisten, fürtreffenlichsten, ... Auctorum Schrifften und Bücher, auß dem gar uralten Schatz der uberblibnen, verborgnen, hinderhaltenen Reliquien und Monumenten der Aegyptiorum, Arabum, Chaldaeorum & Assyriorum Königen und Weysen ; sampt anderen philosophischen alter unnd newer Scribenten sonderbaren Tractätlein ; ... vormahls gedruckt in Rorschach am Bodensee, Anno MDXCVIII und zu Basel 1604 in fünff verschiedenen Tractaten

      4°. 8 n.n. Bl., 816 S. Mit einem ganzseitigen gestochenen Porträt des Paracelsus, 22 gamszeitigen gestochenen Kupfern, 14 Textkupfern und 9 Holzschnitten im Text.. Pergamentband der Zeit. Schmieder 254. - Ferguson I, 246. - Brüning 3317. - Zweite deutsche Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1598 in Rorschach. Salomon Trismosin soll Paracelsus in Konstantinopel getroffen haben auf der gemeinsamen Suche nach dem Goldenen Vlies, einer Pergamenthandschrift mit alchemistischen Anweisungen. Neben dem Gehemnis des Vlies sind in dem Band mehrere Traktate abgedruckt die Paracelsus zugeschrieben, oder ihm untergeschoben wurden. - Mit einem der ausdruckstärksten Porträts Theophrastus von Hohenheim. Die zum Teil ganzseitigen Kupfern mit schönen symbolischen alchemistischen Darstellungen. - Papier durchgehend, stellenweise sehr stark gebräunt, gegen Ende mit stärkerem Wasserrand. Vereinzelte zeitgenössische Marginalien. Einband leicht fleckig. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Grundelig underrättelse, huru mineral watnet wid Medewij uthi Östergöthland, bäst skal brukas, och på hwad sätt diæten skal hållas, hwar efter ock de, som sig af de andra brunnar i Swerige betiäna, kunna (med behörig limitation)

      sig ställa och rätta. Nyligast uthi största korthet sammandragen. Tryckt i Stockholm år 1708 och nu å nyo uplagd. Nyköping, genom Kongl. tryckeriet, 1760. 12:o. 48,(12) s. Tagen ur band och insatt i nyare marmorerad ryggremsa. Genomgående fukt- och småfläckig. Sista sidan solkig och med en äldre anteckning att skriften genomlästs 1789. En gammal bläcknotering på titelsidan. Nära skuren i övre marginalen.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1119. Blomqvist Mat och dryck i Sverige s. 140 för första upplagan 1702. Bibliotheca Walleriana 4445. Den andra upplagan trycktes 1708. Avslutas med brunnsböner översatta ur Müllers "Wasser-Andacht" och ett avtryck av "Kongl. Maj:tz placat, angående Medewij suur-brunn" från 1681. Hiärne skriver i sitt förord att han låtit trycka denna handledning eftersom alla tidigare skrifter om Medevi hälsobrunn nu "äro upköpte och skingrade"

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        maj:ts nådigste privilegio, efter föregången censur, uti Linköping år 1708.

      (Linköping), Sal Ephr. Kempes tryckeri, (1708). 4:o. (8),+ 92 s. Svag fuktrand emellanåt i yttre marginal. Sammanbunden med: (SPEGEL, Haquin.) Andra delen utaf swenska kyrkio historian, som innehåller biskoparnas namn, lefwerne och ämbets förrättningar uti the siu äldsta stifften, alt ifrån christendomens första begynnelse uti Swea och Giöta rike; utur åtskilliga skrifter sammanfattad och med kungl. maj:ts nådigste privilegio, efter föregången censur, uti Linköping år 1707. (Linköping), Sal. Ephr. Kempes tryckeri, (1707). 4:o. (12),+ 412,+ (15) s. Papperskagning sid. 181-182 och i hörnet sid. 201-202. Svag fuktrand emellanåt i yttre marginal. Samtida pergamentband, något bågnande pärmar. Fint exemplar i ett band. Warmholtz 1651 resp. 1873. Utgiven av Eric Benzelius d.y. efter Spegels död. Den andra delen består till stor del av en översättning ur Messenius latinska biskopskrönika. Är, trots sina brister, enligt Warmholtz "ej at förkasta"

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        JUSTI FONTANINI FOROJULIENSIS DE ANTIQUITATIBUS HORTAE COLONIAE ETRUSCORUM LIBRI DUO. Accedunt acta vetera, inter quae Decretum sincerum Gelasii I ex insigni codice Vaticano.

      Gonzaga dedicatoria: Ferdinando Nuptio archiepiscopo nicaeno viro.illustrissimo.et reverendissimo 1 22,7x16,5 cm., legatura in piena pergamena, 5 nervetti, titolo in oro su tassello con cornice dorata, tagli spruzzati, pagg. XXII, 511, su carta forte, marginose, in antiporta cartina del territorio con in basso raffigurati i 2 fiumi (Tiberis e Nar), con in mezzo una conchiglia e la scritta "Ager Hortanus in Tuscia Suburbicaria", 1 tavola più volte ripiegata che presenta la città e il corso del Tevere, con la scritta "Hortre conspectus septentrionalis", altra tavola più volte ripiegata con 4 sculture (3 donne e un uomo) e altre 2 tavole formato pagina, tutte fuori testo; 3 tavole in numerazione, tutte incise in rame, altre figure nel testo, alcuni testi in rosso e nero, annotazioni tipografiche ai margini, prima edizione, in latino, buone condizioni. Opera rara, ricca di notizie sulla storia civile e sociale della zona.

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        Dextra sors docendi & discendi.

      Seu ludus literarius. Quo tirones & juvenes, ex script. s. & opt. auctorum selectissimis sententiis, brevi temporis spatio, sine anxia cura, una cum lingva latina, græca & ebræa, bonos mores quasi ludendo discent. Cui præmissa est introductio, quæ ludi, & dextre informandi rationem diligenter tradit. Skara, A. Kiellberg, 1708. 8:o. (148),256,267-290,(4) s. Nött nära samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och defekt röd titeletikett. Röda snitt. Några smärre fläckar och gamla understrykningar. Lätt solkad i marginalerna. Pappersförlust i marginalen på s. 121, 141 och 289. Skuren in i sidrubrikerna med viss förlust på några ställen, värst på s. 226 och 239. Fuktrand i nedre marginalen på s. 283-86. Liten lagning på s. 290. Deltitelbladet "Ludus literarius major" som ska sitta före s.113 sitter på sin ursprungliga plats bland preliminärbladen. Med J. Papes exlibris. J. Elgströms ex.. Ett av de äldsta Skaratrycken. Variant utan tryckfelslista på s. 112. Ett av förorden är daterat "Brunsbo then 20 januarii åhr 1708", så det är väl möjligt att vissa ark av boken tryckts redan 1707 och sålunda samma år som de små cirkulärskrivelser som räknas som de första Skaratrycken. Enligt Sallander utkom dock Adam Rechenbergs "Lineamenta" före denna. Boken, som var tänkt att "med lust/ och lika som med lek/ lära/ jemte latinen, wackra seder", innehåller 1200 ordspråk, -stäv och sentenser på latin, grekiska, hebreiska och svenska och en stor del av texten finns även i svensk översättning. Arbetet inleds med en uppsats där Swedberg förespråkar nya pedagogiska metoder i skolorna vid bl.a. språkinlärning. Boken avslutas med en psalm och två dikter av författaren. Det är imponerande att tryckeriet i Skara redan från början tryckte med såväl fraktur-, antikva- och kursivstilar samt till och med på grekiska och hebreiska. Alla de uppräknade stilarna finns företrädda i denna bok

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        Vitis aquilonia, sive vitae sanctorum regni Sveo-Gothici.

      Emendavit et notis illustravit Ericus Benzelius filius. Uppsala, typis J. H. Werneri, 1708. 4:o. (26),160 s.,76 spalter,77-84 s. + Saga om k. Oloff Tryggwaszon i Norrege hwilken hafwer warit den berömligste och lofligste konungh i norlanden/ och därsammestädes christendomen först och lyckeligst utwidgat. Sammanskrefwen på gammal swenska eller gothiska af Odde Munck som war i Omgeyrum wid Watns-dal norr i Islandh. Nu på nya swenskan/ sampt det latiniske språket öfwersatt af Jacob Jsthmen Reenhielm åhr effter Christi bördh 1691. Historia Olai Tryggwæ filii in Norrigia. Laudatissimi olim & maxime incluti in septentrione regis, qui omnium primus atque maximo cum successu christianam religionem ibidem propagasse fertur. Idiomate gothico s. suevico vetusto primum condita ab Oddo Monacho Islando nunc in linguam hodiernam sueticam, quin & latialem translata a Jacobo Jstmenio Reenhielm. Uppsala, (H. Keyser II), 1691. 4:o. (8),285,(29),1-4,7-116 s. Med en träsnittsillustration i texten på s. 76 i andra pagineringsföljden. Obetydligt nött och ngt fläckigt samtida pergamentbd med senare prydligt handtextad ryggtitel. Rödstänkta snitt. Båda arbetena med endast enstaka spridda småfläckar och några fuktränder. Bitvis lätt solkiga och bruntonade. Främre pärmens insida med E. Sandells exlibris och gamla anteckningar i bläck.. Warmholtz 1660, noten för första arbetet. Collijn 661. Warmholtz 2605. Fiske s. 434. Bibliotheca Rudbeckiana 741. Varken i Collijn eller Fiske är hoppet i andra pagineringsföljden uppmärksammat i andra arbetet. Bland de biograferade helgonaspiranterna i första arbetet märks Ellen av Skövde, helige Torsten från Vättlösa, de flesta biskoparna i Skara, m.fl. Andra arbetet utgavs av Olof Rudbeck och ska enligt Johannes Rudbeck vara tryckt på dennes tryckeri. Collijn anger däremot Keyser. Reenhielms avslutande noter ska enligt Warmholtz ha tryckts redan 1683. Med en hyllningsvers på isländska av Gudmundur Olofsson på den sista sidan av preliminärbladen

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        Und mit netten Kupffern und Abildung der vornehmsten Städte und königlischen Lust-Häusern gezieret.

      1-2. Regensburg, Johann Zacharias Seidels, 1708. 8:o. Engr. portrait,+ (10),+ 1-576, 579-658 pp.+ 21 folding engr. plates; 320,+ (62) pp. Lätt lagning på titelbladet och fuktrand inledningsvis, sid. 33-34 delvis loss, litet hål i marginalen på porträttet. Sammanbunden med: Neuer Schauplatz der gelehrthen Welt, oder Auszüge von allerhand neuen, und zur galanten Gelehrsamkeit gehörigen Schrifften. 1-7. Leipzig, Friedrich Lankischen Erben, 1714. Engr front.,+ 14, 17-87,+ (1); engr. front.,+ (3),+ 90-148, 151-181,+ (1); engr. front.,+ (3),+ 186-276; engr. front.,+ 277-290, 293-371,+ (1); engr. front.,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 373-495,+ (1); engr. front.,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 469-544; engr. front.,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 547-622. Lätt fuktrand i övre marginalen s. 329-622, i yttre marginalen s. 415-622, kraftigare mot slutet. Brunfläckar s. 523. Bläckfläck med någon bokstavsförlust s. 607. Samtida pergamentband med Johannis Zenners initialer "I. Z." präglade i svart på frampärmen med årtalet 1719, blåa snitt. Samt med Johannis Zenners ägaranteckning på frampärmen och ett senare exlibris. Fint exemplar. Warmholtz 209. Andra och bästa upplagan av Goelgels beskrivning av Sverige, och som har försetts med planscherna, vilka ej - vid sidan av porträttet och Drottningholm - återfinns i första upplagan från 1707. Planscherna är med tre undantag nedminskade kopior från Svecia antiqua. Johann Georg Goelgel (1669-1732) var jurist och medlem av rådet i Regensburg

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        De venenis in genere, & in specie exercitatio, videlicet eorum natura, & in corpus agendi modo: atque eadem, pro morbi acuti vel chronici ex iisdem oborientis indole, curandi; & in esculentis, potulentisque indagandi ratione, juxta veterum quorumdam & recentiorum dogmata ad solidorum & fluidorum corporis organici leges mechanicas, deducta & explicata.

      Leiden, apud A. Dyckhuisen, 1708. 12:o. 267,(32) s. Mycket trevligt samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och ljusröd titeletikett. Pärmarna med infärgad och blindpressad spegeldekor samt kantförgyllning. Rödstänkta snitt. Främre falsen och pärmhörnen ngt nötta. Inlagan ngt lagerfläckad och med liten reva på s. 43.. Waller 5836. Andra upplagan utökad med ett index, första utkom året innan. En tredje trycktes 1739 och arbetet utgavs även på svenska 1713. Linder adlades Lindestolpe 1719. Han var bl.a. verksam vid Wiksbergs källa som brunnsläkare, skrev en flora över trakten, en av våra äldsta lokalfloror, och gav ut en "färge-konst". Internationell ryktbarhet fick han genom denna doktorsavhandling som behandlar veneriska sjukdomar. Linder menade bl.a. att sjukdomarna ursprungligen uppkommit genom smitta från babianer och hänvisar till uppgifter i Kiöpings resebeskrivning

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        Georgius Dionysius Ehret

      [Nuremberg]: [n.d.]. Mezzotint, on laid paper. Cut to the edge of the image and laid down at an early date. Print size: 15 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. Mount size: 20 1/2 x 14 inches. An important mezzotint portrait by Johann Jakob Haid, of one of the greatest 18th botanical artists, after an original portrait by Heckell. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg.This portrait is from a series which pictured those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae, and was originally bound into that great botanical work. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70) was the son of a Heidelberg gardener, whose predilection for and talent for drawing flowers allowed him to escape from garden labor to a wide circle of aristocratic acquaintance in Germany, Paris and England, where he settled in 1736. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1757.

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        Manuscript Captain's Commission Signed

      Not published 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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        A Catalogue of Friends Books; Written by Many of the People, Called Quakers, from the Beginning or First Appearance of the said People.

      London: Printed and Sold by J. Sowle. 1708.. First edition, ii,238pp., cont. calf, rebacked, rubbed.The first Quaker bibliography. "Hereby may be seen, not only what Books have been Printed of the Sufferings which many of the said People underwent, but also the many Warnings to the Governments and Rulers, &c. Concerned..." &#8212; Advertisement of verso of title.

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        The Life of Guzman d&#39;Alfarache

      London - Printed for R. Bonwick etc., 1708 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with nine plates and frontispiece. Volume 1 only, of 2 volumes (so the Spanish Rogue complete but no Celestina). Mateo Alemn y de Enero (1547 c1615) was a Spanish novelist and writer. He graduated at Seville University in 1564, studied later at Salamanca and Alcal, and from 1571 to 1588 held a post in the treasury; in 1594 he was arrested on suspicion of malversation, but was speedily released. In 1599, he published the first part of Guzmn de Alfarache, a celebrated picaresque novel which passed through not less than sixteen editions in five years; a spurious sequel was issued in 1602, but the authentic continuation did not appear until 1604. In 1571 he married, unhappily, Catalina de Espinosa, and was constantly in money difficulties, being imprisoned for debt at Seville at the end of 1602. In 1608, Alemn emigrated to America, and is said to have carried on business as a printer in Mexico. His Ortografa castellana (1609), published in that city, contains ingenious and practical proposals for the reform of Spanish spelling. He is the author of a life (1604) of St. Anthony of Padua, and versions of two odes of Horace bear witness to his taste and metrical accomplishment. His most famous work, however, is Guzmn de Alfarache, which was translated into French in 1600, into Italian in 1606, into German in 1615, into English in 1623 by James Mabbe, and into Latin in 1623. Condition: The volume has been rebacked. The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners with some loss to the leatherand rubbing to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and mild water stains to the corners of a few pages. There is a small sticker to the front pastedown. The volume has a pipe smoke aroma. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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        (BLOCK, MAGNUS GABRIEL von)

      Åtskillige anmärkningar öfwer thessa tiders falske astrologiska/ phantastiska och enthusiastiska prognostiker/ spådomar och prophetier/ beträffande menniskjans wäsende och wandel i gemen; men i synnerhet religions- och statz saker/ förnemligast i the nordiska länder. Såsom ock then andra Christi tilkommelse/ jämwäl sidsta wärldenes ända. Linköping, 1708. 4:o. (24),148,(4) s. & 1 utvikbar träsnittsplansch. Trevligt ngt nött samtida spegelbd med upphöjda bind och stänkta snitt. Pärmarna med infärgade fält och oxiderad dekor inkluderande hörnstämplar med Karl XII:s monogram. Ryggen blekt och flammig och även de lite bågnade pärmarna ställvis ytligt nötta. Försättsbladet saknas och titelsidan lite småfläckig. För övrigt en ovanligt ren inlaga. Den sista paginerade sidan och de följande opaginerade ngt sotfläckiga och med en del spegeltryck. Eftersättsbladet till en del klistrat mot insidan av bakre pärmen och med en smärre reva i inre marginalen. Med Samuel Älfs namnteckning. Från Ericsberg.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1225: "Denne tractat har den berömde Didr. von Stade öfversatt, och låtit trycka i Stade 1711". Planschen föreställer en sten funnen på Bråvalla hed. I denna bok får de svenska almanacksutgivarna med sina spådomar och siare som Paracelsus och Nostradamus ordentligt på huden. Magnus Gabriel von Block (1669-1722) hade många strängar på sin lyra, han talade elva språk, var utbildad läkare och en flitig författare. Efter studier i Uppsala och längre utlandsresor, där Block bl.a. lärde känna Leibniz och studerade medicin, utnämndes han till provinsialläkare i Östergötland 1702 och slog sig ned i Norrköping. I flera av sina skrifter bekämpade han vidskepelse och mirakeltro som fortfarande hade ett starkt fäste i Sverige. Lindroth såg Block som en viktig föregångsman till upplysningsidéerna i Sverige. Samuel Älf (1727-99) föddes i Kvillinge socken i Östergötland och inskrevs 18 år gammal som student i Uppsala. Han blev 1753 docent i latin, senare lektor och professor i Linköping där han avslutade sina dagar som domprost. Älfs kunskaper i latin var i samtiden väl kända. Han var medlem av Vitterhetsakademien, Appolini sacra och Utilie dulci och umgicks i de litterära kretsarna kring Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht, Creutz och Gyllenborg. Delar av Älfs fina bibliotek skänktes till Linköpings stiftsbibliotek. Övrigt såldes på bokauktion år 1800

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        Helleborus

      This subtly splendid watercolor is by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), arguably the finest flower painter of the eighteenth-century Europe. This piece, in fine condition with watercolor over traces of pencil, heightened with touches of bodycolor and gum Arabic on vellum, measures 18.25" x 15", framed. The lower portion of the vellum is inscribed in pen and brown ink, lover center: Helleborus Scapo Sub-unifloro Sub-nudo folus oedatis.Lin./True Black Helebore or Christmas Rose. Ehret's work stands as a preeminent accomplishment of European botanical art, and the reasons for this acclaim are immediately evident in the virtuoso draftsmanship and fine, nuanced coloring of this work. Born in Heidelburg to a market gardener, Ehret began his working life as a gardener's apprentice, eventually becoming a chief gardener for the Elector of Heidelburg and the Margrave of Baden, whose prize tulips and hyacinths he painted. Ehret soon moved on to a number of cities across Europe, collecting eminent friends and important patrons as he traveled. Ehret?s list of benefactors included the most brilliant and celebrated natural history enthusiasts of his day, among whom was Dr. Christopher Trew, a wealthy Nuremberg physician who became his lifelong patron, friend and collaborator. From 1750 until Ehret?s death in 1770, he and Trew collaborated on the publication of the important illustrated volumes Plantae Selectae and Hortus Nitidissimus, both of which added to the rising acclaim for the artist's considerable talents as a botanical painter. Also among Ehret's admirers were the Parisian naturalist Bernard de Jussieu and the great Swedish naturalist Linnaeus, and Ehret's illustrations are some of the first works to reflect the Linnaean system of classification. Ehret was one of the first artists to focus on exotic species from across the Atlantic, and his draftsmanship was so fine that his friend and colleague, the great artist/naturalist Mark Catesby, used at least three of the German painter?s botanical illustrations for his seminal Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. For the engraving of the Canada Lily, Catesby copied an earlier watercolor by Ehret of the Martagon, nearly identical to the example in this set. Today, Ehret?s images are widely considered the most desirable to emerge from that monumental publication, and he collaborated with Catesby in other ways, too, in the compilation of the Natural History, offering advice or adding significant elements to Catesby?s initial compositions. Catesby was influenced greatly by Ehret?s accomplished style, especially in the representation of three dimensionality, but the older artist was never able to attain the same high level of meticulous realism and vitality. Ehret, in turn, drew on a number of Catesby?s discoveries and observations in his own work. Unlike Catesby, Ehret was never able to travel to America, but became fascinated with examples of New World flora that he saw in English natural history collections, such as that of Peter Collinson, a friend and patron of both artists. Painted just at the time of the publication of Catesby?s Natural History, these five watercolors are spectacular early representations of American flora. In England, where he eventually settled, Ehret became the only foreigner to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Though Ehret's work is best known through printed illustrations done in collaboration with Trew, even his impressive engravings cannot compare with the vibrancy, color, and detail of the original paintings. Only in his remarkably sensuous and accurate watercolors is the full extent of his mastery and sensitivity clear. Ehret's delicate modulations of tone and shadow bring a vitality to these exquisite original watercolors, belying their ostensibly documentary purpose. His distinctive style transcends scientific illustration, achieving a level of beauty that has rarely been equaled in the history of botanical art.

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        [In Greek: OURESIPHOITES] HELVETICUS SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA: IN QUIBUS INCOLÆ, ANIMALIA, PLANTÆ. MONTIUM ALTITUDINES BAROMETRICÆ, C&#140;LI & SOLI TEMPERIES, AQUÆ MEDICATÆ, MINERALIE, METALLA, LAPIDES FIGURATI, ALIAQUE FOSSILIA &#133;

      Londini: Impensis Henrici Clements, 1708.. Three parts in one volume. [6],57,[1];[2],72;[2],22pp. Quarto. Modern marbled boards, gilt labels, vellum tips. Fine engraved dedicatory frontis and printed title to each part, plus 41 engraved plates (some folding), but in spite of a European bookseller&#39;s declaration that it has been collated and is complete, wanting the portrait and one large folding plate. Occasional light foxing and scattered light tanning, a few minor isolated spots, lower edge of third frontis shaved very slightly, plates XII-XIV in part II bound slightly out of sequence; otherwise a very good, crisp copy. First edition. Although each part is separately paginated and has its own register, the parts are customarily found conjoined. A significant account of the Swiss scientist/naturalist&#39;s surveys of the Alps, dedicated to the Royal Society. The execution of the fine plates was accomplished partially at the expense of various fellows of the Society, including Sir Isaac Newton, whose imprimatur appears in the cutline beneath each frontispiece. Similar credits to other members accompany some of the other plates. An expanded account of his travels, including the essentials from this work, appeared in four volumes in Leyden in 1723. In the years leading up to his death, Scheuchzer expended considerable energy on his mammoth, and profusely illustrated PHYSIQUE SACRÉE (1731- 5), endeavoring to reconcile his observations as a scientist with Biblical accounts. ESTC T153690. BRUNET V:198.

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

      London: James Woodward, 1708. First collected English Edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked, original spine laid-down. 2 vols. one. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 532 [8] [*1,B8-Uu8]. 20 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Index. Rabelais, Renaissance humorist, using the name Aclofribas Nasier [an anagram of his name] published his first book, "Pantagruel," the start of the "Gargantua" series that was completed in four novels -- a chronicle of farce, peppered with broad popular humor mocking asceticism and oppressive religious and political forces. Generally clean and sound internally, early small initials margin of frontispiece and in margin of second title, corner wear.

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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 United Church of England

      Oxford: University Printers, 1708. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 5 x 7 3/4 inches. 8vo. A - BB (8 leaf quires) + 52 engravings. Lacks A1 (title page). Griffiths 1708/4. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre. London: Printed by William Pearson, for the Company of Stationers, 1708. A - H (8 leaf quires) + I (4 leaf quire) + 2 rfep. First Pearson edition. ESTCT194819. Both works printed in two columns and red ruled throughout. Marbled endpapers. Pages bright and clean, with a few quires slightly extended. Bound in full black morocco with two brass clasps present and working. All page edges gilt and gauffered. Slight separation at top of front hinge and boards slightly warped. A very nice highly illustrated English BCP with fifty-two engravings, gauffered edges and clasps.

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        A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and Determined; In the Reign of the Late King Charles II. With Directions for Justices of the Peace and Others . . . From the Original Manuscript, under his own Hand [etc.]

      . Contemporary calf, rubbed but still presentable. Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.], London, 1708.

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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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        BIBLIA SACRA SIVE TESTAMENTUM VETUS ET NOVUM. Ex Linguis Originalibus in Linguam Latinam. Translatum, additis capitum summariis et partitionibus à Sebastiano Schmidt.

      Argentorati (Strassbourg), 1708. Full calf with raised bands on spine and richly gilt ornamentation. Boards in English Binding. Engraved frontispiece and titlepage.. A beautiful and sound copy.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Zur geheimen Erläuterung des damaligen Zustandes der Historie und des Landes von Sachsen.

      Köln, Johann Martenau, 1708. 8:o. (16),+ 296 s. Enstaka småfläckar. Välbevarat samtida skinnband, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och senare prydlig blå titeletikett, pärmarna med spegeldekor, något senare för- och eftersättsblad. Överstruken namnteckning på titelbladet. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 8496. Innehåller hemliga handlingar rörande Karl XII:s fälttåg i Sachsen. De sträcker sig fram till februari 1707 och behandlar delvis fredsförhandlingarna i Altranstädt. Boken blev förbjuden i Sachsen

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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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