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

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

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

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

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        Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the Moderns. III. The Moderns. Translated from the French. With a Reply to some Remarks in a Critique, call'd The Judgment of Pluto, &c. And Two Original Dialogues.

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn, 1708. Full Calf. Near Fine. First edition of this translation, by John Hughes, superseding that of Dryden. 8vo; [2], l, [2], 209 [1]pp, with a finely engraved frontispiece. Bound in contemporary or slightly later 18th-century Cambridge-paneled calf, the spine richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, with a red leather lettering piece in the second. The joints very skillfully mended, a Near Fine copy, the pages bright and fresh. ESTC Citation No. T139460. The Dialogues, modeled on the dialogues of Lucian, unite in conversation figures from antiquity, such as Socrates and Aristotle, with more recent personages, including Erasmus and Montaigne, to discuss the literary and philosophical developments of Fontenelle's day. First published anonymously in 1683, Dialogues des morts and Nouveaux dialogues des morts were Fontenelle's first works and ignited his reputation, which was consolidated three years later with Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, through which he popularized Copernicus's heliocentric model of the Universe. To this edition, John Hughes contributes both an appreciation and assessment of Fontenelle as well as two dialogues of his own.

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

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

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        Cyder. A Poem in Two Books

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

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        Jacobi Molleri Discursus de Cornutis Et Hermaphroditis Eorumque Jure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Amsterdam: G.Valck & P.Schenk, 1708]. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. Excellent condition. 20 x 22 1/4 inches. One of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced, from the Valk & Schenck edition of Cellarius This artistically virtuous composition represents a view of the sky of the Southern Hemisphere as considered by Ancient Greek custom, forming part of the Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus (Harmonious Universe or New and Universal Atlas) by Andreas Cellarius, the finest celestial atlas ever produced. According to Classical astronomy, championed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, the stars were mounted on a huge, transparent, crystal sphere part of a divine system in which all of the stars and planets rotated around the Earth. In this chart, the figures of the zodiac form a circle within which are the constellations of the Southern sky, including Orion, Hydra, and the Southern Cross, all represented by lively Baroque figures. The present image by Cellarius was created during the great era of Dutch map-making, a period that saw the perfection of the art of representing scientific ideas in graphic form by means of engraving. It was first printed by Janssonius in 1660, and reprinted in 1661. In 1708, Gerard Valck and Petrus Schenk, made their own edition, adding their names to the plates. Andreas Cellarius was born in about 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms in the Rhine-Hesse region of Germany. From 1625 to 1637 Cellarius worked as a schoolmaster in Amsterdam and The Hague, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as headmaster or rector of the Latin School. He published a number of works during his lifetime, but the last and greatest was the Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. Cellarius resigned from his post as headmaster in early 1665 and died in Hoorn in November of the same year. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel. 3

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

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

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

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

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        OURESIPHOITES HELVETICUS, SIVE ITINERA ALPINA TRIA:

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

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        Manuscript Captain's Commission Signed

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

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

      Amsterdam: G. Valk & P. Schenk, 1708. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. 19 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. One of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced. This artistically virtuous composition presents a view of the constellations of the Southern celestial hemisphere, as considered by Ancient Greek custom, superimposed on the southern portion of the western hemisphere, including Terra Australis, a large southern polar continent. It is from the Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus (Harmonious Universe or New and Universal Atlas) by Andreas Cellarius, the finest celestial atlas ever produced. According to classical astronomy, championed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, the stars were mounted on a huge, transparent crystal sphere that was part of a geocentric system, in which all of the stars and planets rotated around the Earth. Cellarius's star-chart demonstrates three separate ideas about the motions of the spheres, longitude and the influences of the stars. It is a beautiful image, timeless in the abstract harmony of colour, shape and composition, and also a record of the restless search for cosmic understanding. The present image was originally engraved in 1660 by Jan Janssonius, during the great era of Dutch map-making, a period that saw perfection in the art of representing scientific ideas in graphic form by means of engraving. It was reprinted by Janssonius in 1661, and again in 1708 by Gerard Valk and Petrus Schenk, who added their names to the plates. Andreas Cellarius was born in about 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms in the Rhine-Hesse region of Germany. From 1625 to 1637 Cellarius worked as a schoolmaster in Amsterdam and The Hague, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as headmaster or rector of the Latin School. He published a number of works during his lifetime, but the last and greatest was the Harmonia Macrocosmica. Cellarius resigned from his post as headmaster in early 1665 and died in Hoorn in November of the same year. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel. 3.

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

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

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

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

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        L'Amerique Septentrionale

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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