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        Secret Memoirs and Manners

      London: John Morphew, 1709 Of several persons of quality of both sexes from the New Atalantis, an island in the Mediteranean. Originally written in Italian. In brown quarter leather with cloth, title to spine in real gold on red leather label. Internally new endpapers, binders stamp to fpd, pages (acid) browned throughout, some contemporary ink notes to margins often naming names, [2], (vi), 246 pp. Rare. (ESTC T75114. Lowndes 1464) (First edition was in Italian)Manley was taken into custody nine days after the publication of the second volume of Secret memoirs and manners. She apparently surrendered herself after a secretary of state's warrant had been issued against her, and her publishers John Morphew and John Woodward and printer John Barber had been detained. Four days later the latter were discharged but Manley remained in custody until 5 November when she was released on bail. After several continuations of the case, she was tried and discharged on 13 February 1710. Per ODNB

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        S. Ignatii Epistolae Genuinae,

      Oxonii - E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce collection of the letters of Ignatius of Loyola, with extensive notes by John Pearson. First edition. In Latin and Greek. Ignatius of Loyola (1491 July 31, 1556) was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterised by unquestioning obedience to the Catholic Church's authority and hierarchy. Copperplate inscription to front blank, of one William Smith of Manchester, dated 1860. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Backstrip missing from spine and some marks to boards. Front board held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Loss to top of title page, not affecting text. Generally bright with the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        IL DOMINIO TEMPORALE DELLA SEDE APOSTOLICA SOPRA LA CITTÀ DI COMACCHIO per lo spazio continuato di dieci secoli esposto. Si aggiunge LA DIFESA DEL MEDESIMO DOMINIO nella quale ancor si giustifica la recuperazione del Ducato di Ferrara .

      Sn.,, Roma, 1709 - Volume in 4° grande legato in pergamena, dorso a nervi, sguardie, frontespizio, XVI, 426 pp. (errori d'impaginazione fra l'indice e l'inizio dell'opera). La carta in B4 risulta bruciata in toto, con conseguenze anche alle due precedenti all'angolo inferiore interno con riguardio a quattro righe del testo per una parola al massimo. Importante testo di difesa degli interessi papali nella disputa con l'imperatore Giuseppe I che aveva dato ai Farnese di Parma il ricco territorio di Comacchio. Copia splendida per freschezza, amplissimi margini, magnifica carta. Pare che la "censura" ignea sia stata provocata ad arte. Peccato davvero, ma opera troppo importante e rara per essere scartata.

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        The New metamorphosis: or, the pleasant transformation: being the golden ass of Lucius Apuleius of Medaura. Alter’d and improv’d to the modern times and manners; exposing the secret follies and vices of maids wives, and widows, nuns fryars Jesuits: statesmen, courtiers &c

      London: Printed for Dan Brown, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, G. Sawbridge, at the Three Flower-de-luces, in Little Britain […], 1709. Hardcover. Second Edition corrected. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. [22], 380. Volume II. pp. [32], 325, [17]. Contains 7 plates. Rebound preserving original blind paneled calf boards. The boards show rubbing and wear and the board edges are carefully restored. Interior blank paste downs and fly-leaves are renewed preserving original book plates. Interior pages are age-toned and contain much uniform foxing. The plates are printed on better quality paper and are generally clean and bright. This is not an edition of Apuleius’s famous “Metamorphosis” but an original work by the English critic, dramatist and satirist Charles Gildon, following the general outline of Apuleius. The name, Carlo Monte Socio, which appears on the title page, is a pseudonym. Gildon satirizes the libertine behavior and excesses of his day. The protagonist in this version of the tale is changed into a Bolognese lapdog instead of an ass. [See J. Lamb, “Modern metamorphoses and disgraceful tales” in "Critical Inquiry" Vol. 28, No. 1, 2001]. First printed in 1708. [ESTC T116537; Lowndes 59].

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacrament, according to the use of the Church of England, with the Psalms of David, Paraphras'd. Together with the Lives of the Apostles, and An Account of the Original of the Fasts and Feasts of the Church, with several of the Rubricks, occasionally Examin'd

      London: Printed for J. Holland, and W. Taylor, 1709., 1709. The Second Edition. 8vo. Contemporary full black polished morocco, fine extra gilt to spine with gilt titles; decorative gilt panelling to boards with unusual 'sun with face' tool; combed marbled end papers; all edges gilt. Neat early owner's name to f.f.e.p; some gentle age toning; corners bumped; light wear to extremities. A fine example of a Queen Ann period English binding.

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        Dioptrica Nova: A Treatise of Dioptricks in Two Parts, wherein the various effects and appearances of spherick Glasses, both convex and concave, single and combined, in Telescopes and Microscopes...are explained

      London: Tooke. 1709. Hardcover. Good. 2nd edition, 1709 (first published 1692). Small quarto, tan library buckram, pp. (16), 301, (4), with 43 folding plates. Minor library marks including withdrawn stamp, perforated stamp on title page, text block slightly trimmed all the way around (now measured 6.25 x 9 inches; 16 x 23 cm), text otherwise nice and clean, occasional short edge-tear, minor tanning throughout. Second edition of the first major book on optics in English. RARE.

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        Nouveau traité des serins de canarie, contenant la manière de les élever, les apparier pour en avoir de belles races; avec des remarques aussi curieuses que nécessaires sur les signes et causes de leurs maladies et plusieurs secrets pour les guérir

      Paris, Prudhomme 1709.. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel und 2 Holzschnitt-Tafeln (davon 1 Musikbeilage). 10 Bll., 326 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1705 erschienenen Werkes. - Ronsil 1374; Wood 385: "A famous work on canary birds." - Vgl. Lindner 927.08: "Der französischen Ausgabe fehlt der dem Vogelfang gewidmete Anhang, der den deutschen Übersetzungen seit der dritten Auflage vom Jahre 1718 beigegeben wurde." - Das Frontispiz zeigt Vogelbauer. - Vordergelenk mit kleiner Wurmspur, etw. berieben und bestoßen. Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk und kleinen Wurmspuren, kaum braunfleckig. Aus der Bibliotheca Tiliana.

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        Le nouveau Testament. traduit sur l'ancienne Edition Latine. par le R.P.D. Amelote.

      chez Michel David (Henry per il secondo volume),, A Paris, 1709 - Due volumi di cm. 16, pp. (60) 472; (2) 794. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso interamente decorato in oro. Dorsi a nervi e tagli dorati. Sguardie marmorizzate. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Lexicon Syriacum, Concordantiale, Omnes Novi Testamenti Syriaci Voces ... Cum Necesariis Indicibus, Syriaco & Latino

      Leyden: Joh: Mulleri, et al, 1709. Second edition. Near fine. Hardcover. 4to. (x),644,(cxx)pp. Engraved vignette on title, woodcut endcaps on the final text and index pages. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary full vellum, nicely rebacked to style; red leather lettering label, gilt. Vellum lightly soiled else a very good to near fine copy. An important Syriac lexicon, originally published in the previous year in connection with the Novum Testamentum Syriacum (See Darlow & Moule 8969). The 1708 edition is said to be the first surviving book printed by stereotype printing (See PMM Exhibition Catalogue, 309). The printer, Johann Muller, printed a small prayer book in 1701 by stereoype but no copy has survived; this Lexicon, along with the Syriac New Testament, was the second. While the 1708 printing of the Lexicon is rare, this 1709 edition is likewise nearly as scarce.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England

      London - Richard Ware, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely book of common prayer dating from the early eighteenth-century. 'The Liturgy of the Church of England'. With an additional engraved title and fifty-five dramatic plates featuring historical cuts throughout, collate complete. Together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. Printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceased; printers to the Queens most excellent majesty'. 'Printed for and sold by Richard Ware at Bible and Sun at the lower end of Paternoster Row in Amen Corner'. Condition: In a full leather binding. Externally, worn with loss. The joints are starting. Internally, the binding is tender, with several leaves working slightly loose at the lower edge. The pages are age-toned but generally clean, with a little scattered spotting. Themajority ofthe plates arebrighter and cleaner. There is a smallink inscription to theverso of the last page. An authentic and important book. Overall: GOODONLY..

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        Consilium Dominicum, Oder Sonntäglicher Raths-Tag an welchem Auff jeden Sonntag deß gantzen Jahrs Ein heylsamber Rath-Schluß, oder Predig, Zu Beförderung deß gemeinen Seelen-Nutzen verzeichnet worden ; Cum triplici Indice. Zusatzinformationen: Von Petro Hofer, gewesten Pfarr-Herrn zu Gaiß, und ehemaligen Thumb-Predigern zu Brixen. Editio Secunda. Angebunden: Hofer, Peter: Collegium, Sanctorum, Oder Versamblung der Heiligen. Bey welcher Jeder Heiliger An Seinem Feyrlichen Fest-Tag das gantze Jahr hindurch In seinem Tugend- oder Lehr-Geschmuck Durch Eine Lob- oder Lehr-Predig auffgeführet würdet

      Salzburg, Dratzieher 1709. 20 cm. 1: (4), 622, (22); 2: (4), 428, (12) Seiten Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. der Zeit über Holzdeckeln - Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Schließen entfernt, leicht gebräunt, anfangs wasserrandig. Auf dem Vorsatz vorn zeitgenösische Besitzeinträge, hinten zeitgen. theologische Notizen. -

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        An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. The Second Edition

      Dublin: Printed by Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat 1709 [i.e., 1710] Second edition of Berkeley's first major work, significantly revised. "The whole text (B1-Ccb) has been reset and changes have been made; the chief of these are modifications in sections VII and XII...and the addition of a long passage to section LXXIII...Berkeley also added an Appendix [pp. 191-8] intended to answer the objections of Dr. William King, Archbishop of Dublin. Berkeley told Percival in a letter dated 1 March 1709/10 that the first edition of the book was not released for publication until this second edition was ready, the publisher fearing he had not printed enough copies of the first..." (Keynes 2). Contemporary paneled calf. Joints cracked, but cords sound, binding extremities rubbed, intermittent old dampstaining at foremargin. Octavo. With the final blank. Diagrams in text. Contemporary armorial bookplate of the Castle Menzies Library, bookplate of Edward Neville da Costa Andrade (1887-1971), the English physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. A good copy with an interesting provenance. The subject of A New Theory of Vision is announced by the author in his first sentence: 'My Design is to shew the manner, wherein we perceive by Sight the Distance, Magnitude, and Situation of Objects. Also to consider the Difference there is betwixt the Ideas of Sight and Touch, and whether there be any Idea common to both Senses.' The treatise laid the foundation for Berkeley's doctrine of immaterialism, though this word was not used" (Keynes, Bibliography of George Berkeley, p. 3).

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        A JOURNAL or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry of that Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George FOX

      London, 1709. 2nd Edition . Leather Bound. Fair. 8vo - 8"x5.25. Book Vol II only 2nd Edition, 1709; Vol II only (stated The Second Part); pub'l & printed by J. Sowle; pp 580, 36 table, 8 adver; First Ed. was in 1694 and became the classic text for Quaker study, after the Bible. The 1709 two vol. edition is more complete; Full leather, frt. cover detached. Spine leather cover deteriorated and gone but binding is tight. Hardboards themselves are in good condition, but their leather coverings have deteriorated and much is gone. First page is title pg. and it has a darkened right edge (see pic). Remainder of pages are good, binding is tight and there are two end pages in back; To see picture, click to next;

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        An English-Saxon Homily on the Birthday of St. Gregory. Anciently used in the English-Saxon Church. giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity. Translated into Modern English, with Notes &c

      London: Printed by W.Bowyer, 1709. First edition. Original boards. Rescued and restored. The book was obviously once in worn condition with traces of damp staining in some gutter margins. There are gutter repairs to some openings which have allowed resewing and the book is now sturdily presented.. Collation A4,a4-h4, B4-P4, Q3. pp - Title page, Epistle Dedicatory [8pp] unpaginated, Preface i-lx , half-title/ verso - ALPHABET in Roman and Anglo-Saxon, pp 1-44 English and Anglo-Saxon parallel text of the 'Homily' , half-title/verso blank, 2pp 'Gulielmus Elstobius Elizabethae Sorori suae carissimae' S.D dated June 1709, 11pp Natale s.Gregorii[p12 blank], half-title AN APPENDIX containing several EPISTLES . . and NOTES . . ./verso blank, 1-49, [6 pp] unpaginated Subscribers' list/ verso blank.& Engraved frontispiece by Simon Gribelin, title vignette, headpieces, tailpieces and engraved initials (most also by Gribelin). The capital 'G' on page 1 of 'Homily' contains a portrait apparently of Elstob. Elizabeth Elstob 1683-1756, against some opposition, went to live in Oxford with her brother William. She became a scholar and a distinguished linguist. She also wrote "Rudiments of Grammar for the English Tongue . . . " 1712. After the publication of this work she became known as' The Saxon woman.' The long Preface argues for the development of learning by women. She was an aquaintance of Sarah Kirkham Chapone, whose work is also in this list (item 388). A few pages of `a Galaxy of Governesses' (item 391) giver an acount of her life and work.& (Lowndes 1 734. See also "The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English" page 221 by Lorna Sage).

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        AN ENGLISH-SAXON HOMILY ON THE BIRTH-DAY OF ST. GREGORY: ANCIENTLY USED IN THE ENGLISH- SAXON CHURCH. GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONVERSION OF THE ENGLISH FROM PAGANISM TO CHRISTIANITY. TRANSLATED INTO MODERN ENGLISH, WITH NOTES, &C

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer, 1709.. [10],lx (with misnumbering as per ESTC),[2],44,[4],11,[3],49,[7]pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Engraved frontis (here bound before Appendix) and engraved vignettes by S. Gribelin. Some foxing, first and last two leaves exhibit some dust soiling and smudging, old tidemark early and late, and scattered elsewhere, early ink ownership initials in lower fore- corner of title; just a sound copy of an interesting and important book. First edition of the second separate (but first substantial) publication by Elstob, a highly significant figure in the development of 18th century Anglo-Saxon studies, and future author of RUDIMENTS OF GRAMMER FOR THE ENGLISH-SAXON, FIRST GIVEN IN ENGLISH (1715). Elstob was as well prominent among feminists of the era, and counted Mary Astell among her circle of friends. The final leaves print a substantial list of subscribers, along with errata. This edition "is a lavishly produced book equipped with copious text-critical and explanatory notes, with a modern English translation facing the Old English text on each page and a lengthy introduction and appendix dealing inter alia with the role and enduring importance of Gregory in the English church. The historiated initial of the modern English translation of Ælfric's text contains Elizabeth Elstob's portrait engraved by Simon Gribelin ... Elizabeth Elstob's scholarly œuvre is on a par with the best work produced in Anglo- Saxon studies at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Moreover, her concept of writing her Old English grammar in English, and of providing her editions with a critical apparatus, introductions, and translations—all in English—at a time when scholarly publications in the field were almost invariably written throughout in Latin, clearly pointed to the future" - DNB. The location of over one hundred copies by ESTC might be taken as demonstrative of the esteem in which Elstob's text has been held. ESTC T86163. LOWNDES III:734-5. BRUNET II:966.

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      Anatomes publicae anno MDCCV Stockholmiae habitae lectio tertia. Sive omnipotentis mirabilia circa generationem humanam, publico sermone demonstrata [...] nunc suasu quorundam edita, & valetudinario academiae Upsalensis dicata. Uppsala, typis Wernerianis, 1709. 8:o. Grav. front,(16),1-22,24-28,28-144 s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Med ett flertal träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Nytt trevligt halvpergamentbd (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla brunstänkta snitt. Några enstaka lagerfläckar. Gammal understrykning och marginalanteckning på s. 81 och 94. Carl Nyréns namnteckning och L. von Horns stpl på titelbladet. Bra ex.. Waller 4878. Varianten med en vers av J. Upmark på baksidan av titelbladet. Frontespisen utförd av J. Spiegelberg. Med en hyllningsvers av J. Linder, adlad Lindestolpe. Utgiven med Lars Robergs hjälp efter de anatomiska föreläsningar över människans reproduktion som Hoorn höll på Södra stadshuset i Stockholm. Ett ibland förekommande porträtt saknas här liksom två extra dedikationsblad

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        Psychroloysia: Or, the History of Cold Bathing; Both Ancient and Modern

      London : Printed by J.B. for Benj. Walford, 1709. Leather Bound. Good. London : Printed by J.B. for Benj. Walford, at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1709. [22], 426, [31] p. : 20 cm (8vo) Fully bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Upside-down spine label on lowest compartment. Gilt embossed borders and decorative flourishes on boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Light scuffing to spine. Slight cracking to rear board. Personal library bookplate inside front board. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages with minor wrinkling, discoloration. Although one of the most eccentric physicians of his time, John Floyer published a number of works which depict a sensitivity for pure scientific research. As a result of his research on the matter, he became an ardent advocate for hydrotherapy as a means to curing and treating ailments. His lengthy treatise, Psychrolousia, or the History of Cold Bathing, published in 1701-02, is one of many books on the subject that served to support his basic thesis of the benefit of hot and cold baths. He advocated the therapy not only on purely scientific grounds, but he appealed to such irreproachable experts from antiquity as Hippocrates, Celsus, Caelius Aurelianus, and Galen, as well as to contemporary physiologists and English intellectuals. A scarce, well-preserved volume in very good condition.

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        Isaac Littlebury History of Herodotus Vol I

      Edward Castle and Sam Buckley, 1709. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Littlebury, Isaac. The History of Herodotus. Translated from the Greek. 1709 (First?) Edition. Edward Castle and Sam Buckley, 1709. An interesting, antiquarian work about the renowned 5th Century BC Greek historian regarded as the Father of History in Western culture, Herodotus. Volume I of a two volume set. Very scarce, apparent First Edition of this book. Leather spine and tips over marble boards. Boards faded and worn. Spine cracking. Pages browned. Good condition for its age.

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        Secret Memoirs and Manners Of several Persons of Quality Of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis An Island in the Mediteranean. [With] Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century

      London: Christopher's Church Yard...... 1709 & 1710. Hardcover. 3 vols. First work 2 vols second edition, 8vo: [ii] vi 246 [4] & [xvi] 272 [4] pp. Bound in contemporary panelled calf with spine labels bearing gilt titles, remains of paper labels at foot of spines, wear to spine ends and corners with some loss of leather from spine ends, joints started and surface wear to leather on upper board of v.2, vol.1 lacking frontis but both vols with separately published 'Keys' bound in at rear (these 'Keys' detail exactly who Manley's allegorical text is actually referring to), bookplates to front pastedowns, some light browning/foxing but Keys quite toned, a few marginal notes in ink in second vol. Second Work: 1st edition, 8vo: [xvi] 319, 332-380 [iv]pp. collated and complete despite pagination error, near contemporary panelled calf with spine label bearing gilt titles, a little worn at corners and spine ends, joints rubbed & upper joint just starting from edges, paper label at foot of spine, bookplate on front pastedown, eps browned, text clean and bright, 'Key' bound in at rear. , Most of what is known about the English writer Delarivier Manley (1670-1724) is drawn from her own 'Adventures of Rivella' (1714) but Manley's autobiographical writing is often self serving and not entirely reliable. What is known is that after the death of her parents she came under the care of her cousin, the Tory lawyer, John Manley, who would later bigamously marry Delarivier and have a son with her. In 1694, under the protection of Barbara Villiers separated from her husband and it was after this that her writing career really begins. Her 'Secret Memoirs...', a satirical attack on the Whig government and grandees, would lead to her arrest for seditious libel. Her defence was essentially to insist that the work was fiction and that those who felt personally offended must prove that it was their stories she told and in the absence of anyone willing to offer such proof, she was discharged. The success of her 'Secret Memoirs...' inspired her to write the continuation 'Memoirs of Europe...' but after 1711 she concentrated on political journalism, writing a number of political pamphlets and editing a number of editions of Jonathan Swift's 'Examiner'. In his 'Journal to Stella' Swift describes Manley as having ‘very generous principles for one of her sort; and a great deal of sense and invention; she is about forty, very homely, and very fat’. Throughout the 19th and for much of the 20th centuries Manley was regarded as a scandalous female author undeserving of fame or of even being read. More recently her reputation has been transformed with wider appreciation of her work by students of early 18th century literature and with the recognition of Manley as a proto-feminist author. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden in three volumes; adorned with above a hundred sculptures

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1709. Very Good. The third edition. 3 volumes ([2], 108, 211, [1] p.; [2], 213-545, [1] p.; [2], 549-857, [1] p.; 3 engraved frontispieces (portraits of Dryden), 101 additional leaves of plates; 20 cm. (8vo). Contemporary Cambridge-style calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title and volume number in second compartment of each with gilt-tooled decorations in remaining compartments. Double gilt-rolled borders on boards with floral decoration in corners. Edges have blind-rolled decoration. All page edges speckled red. Title pages in red and black. Volumes 2 and 3 have no edition statement. Paged continuously. Engravings variously signed: M. vander Gucht, AE, and L. du Guernier. Includes Chetwood's Life of Virgil and Preface to the Pastorals (v. 1, p. 13-100) and Addison's An Essay on the Georgics (v. 1, 77-92). Neither work is signed. (Cf. D.N.B., 4:210 on Chetwood, and The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 2:1100 on Addison.) ESTC, T64661. Small (3.5 x 3 cm.) dark green leather bookplate of Moncure Biddle on front fixed endpapers with gilt-tooled decoration. The library of Philadelphia investment banker and book collector Moncure Biddle (d. 1956) was sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in April 1952. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; front joints starting from head of spine on each volume; front boards of vol. 1 and vol. 3 have a few scrapes; pages and plates are clean and bright.&

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        The Spleen, A Pindarique Ode. By a Lady. Together with A Prospect of Death: A Pindarique Essay.

      1709  Octavo A8. 16 pp. This copy is bound in full parchment over boards, with marbled paper paste downs.?The physical disability and psychological perturbations of melancholy were well known to one of the foremost women poets of the eighteenth century, Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea. As a victim of the malady, her description of its effects were firsthand and specific, with none of the generalities born of vague knowledge [...] Lady Winchilsea begins her best-known poem on the subject, ?The Spleen? (1701), by describing the malady as ?Proteus to abus?d Mankind.? No one can find the cause of the affliction, she writes, nor can one ?fix thee to remain in one continued Shape.? By speaking of melancholy in these terms, Lady Winchilsea is echoing the sentiments of contemporary physicians who frequently compared the disease to Proteus, the shape-changing god of the sea, because its manifestations were always changing, continuously shifting from one part of the body to another, while constantly mimicking other diseases. Underlying its various forms, however, was the notion expounded by the Countess and contemporary physicians alike that melancholy was a mixed malady of body and mind, causing the sufferer physical pain and the psychological disorders of anxiety, grief, and fear without cause.? (Melancholy in Anne Finch and Elizabeth Carter, by John F. Sena) ??Spleen? is for Finch both triumph and failure. It is only once the spleen has affected the speaker that she describes her poetry as fallen, decayed failure. But, at the same time, the spleen allows her to assert that she does not wish to be a genteel woman artist, one who makes safe, insipid domestic arts or uncritically draws the monarch?s ?undistinguish?d Face.? ?The Spleen? returns to the overlap of political religious, and emotional failure in its closing lines with a description of Richard Lower, a physician to Charles II who supported the Whigs in the Popish Plot, sinking beneath the weight of the spleen.? (English Women?s Poetry, 1649-1714, by Carol Barash)Foxon F141; ESTC 006421564.

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        L'Ecole Du Monde, Ou Instruction D'un Pere a Un Fils, Touchant La Maniere Dont Il Faut Vivre Dans Le Monde. Divisee En Entretiens. Nouvelle Edition Revue & Corrigee. 6 Volumes in 1

      Amsterdam: Aux Depens De La Compagnie, 1709. ...Three Quarter Vellum, 1,415pp...ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN ABOUT THE WAYS OF THE WORLD...EUSTACHE WAS A POET, AUTHOR OF COMEDIES, TRANSLATOR OF HORACE, JOURNALIST AND SHORT STORY WRITER AS WELL AS AN EXTORTIONIST AND FORGERER. HE WAS IMPRISONED AND BANISHED FROM PARIS...FRONTIS ENGRAVING FOR EACH VOLUME...TITLE VIGNETTES...TITLE PAGES IN RED AND BLACK...FRENCH TEXT...ORIGINAL VELLUM...RED TEXT BLOCK...Vellum lacking on 3 corners. Small ink notations made on first 5 pages of vol. 1. Original boards worn. A VERY SCARCE BUT WONDERFULLY PRESERVED COPY.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Fine. 12mo.

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        Le Livre des Comptes Faits

      Paris - Denis Thierry, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early accounting handbook by this French mathematician, one of the founders of accounting. A new but very early edition in a lovely original binding. Featuring an illustrated titlepage. In French. Condition: In a full leather binding. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Crease to rear board. Rear joint only just starting. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Occasional small spots and ink marks, with light tidemarks to upper margins, barely affecting text. Crossed out ink writing to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        FABLES CHOISIES Mises en Vers. Par M. de la Fontaine. Tome Premier. Contenant la Vie d'Esope, & les I. II. & III. Livres des Fables. Tome Second. Contenant les IV. V. & VI. Livres

      Paris:: Chez Charles Osmont,. 1709.. 12mo. Vol I: a4 2a4 e4 i8 o4 u4 A - S8/4. Vol II: ¹4 A - S8/4 T8. 2 volumes (; [6], 229, [5] pp).. Modern deep brown quarter-goat binding with marbled paper boards. Red edgestain.. Bindings - Fine. Text block - Nr Fine.. La Fontaine, "the greatest of Fabulists" [EB 11th], was not known for steady work and was content to spend most of his life as the pensioner of wealthy patrons. While both feckless & absent minded, he was also of keen intelligence and a poetic genius. . Title page device. Headpieces; tailpieces. 118 copperplate vignettes (one beginning each fable) by Francois Chauveau [1613 - 1676].

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        MEMORIALS Of The ENGLISH AFFAIRS, From the Suppos'd EXPEDITION of Brute to this Island, to the End of the Reign of King JAMES the First. By Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke, Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal, &c. Publish'd from his Original Manuscript, with some Account of his Life and Writings by William Penn, Esq; Governour of Pensylvania. And a Preface by James Welwood, M.D

      London:: Printed for E. Sanger at the Post-House at the Middle Temple-Gate, E. Curll at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, and J. Pemberton at the Golden-Buck against St. DunstanÕs-Church, Fleet-Street,. 1709.. Folio. 13-3/4" x 8-3/8". 1st edition. [6], vii, [1 (blank)], 101, 101* - 112, 112*, 105 - 162, 161 - 164, 167 - 212, 213* - 226*, 213 - 310, [32] pp. Initial imprimatur leaf. Text continuous despite paginatiron irregularities. 31 page Index at rear, with Publisher advert last page.. Period full panelled calf binding. Red speckled edges.. Wear to base of binding's boards. Joint leather starting. Bookplate. to front paste-down, and period inscription to ffep. Unobtrusive. worming to gutter of last 8 gatherings. An About VG - VG copy.. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial captial letters.

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        FABLES CHOISIES Mises en Vers. Par M. de la Fontaine. Tome Premier. Contenant la Vie d'Esope, & les I. II. & III. Livres des Fables. Tome Second. Contenant les IV. V. & VI. Livres

      Paris:: Chez Charles Osmont,. 1709.. 12mo. Vol I: a4 2a4 e4 i8 o4 u4 A - S8/4. Vol II: ¹4 A - S8/4 T8. 2 volumes (; [6], 229, [5] pp).. Modern deep brown quarter-goat binding with marbled paper boards. Red edgestain.. Bindings - Fine. Text block - Nr Fine.. La Fontaine, "the greatest of Fabulists" [EB 11th], was not known for steady work and was content to spend most of his life as the pensioner of wealthy patrons. While both feckless & absent minded, he was also of keen intelligence and a poetic genius. . Title page device. Headpieces; tailpieces. 118 copperplate vignettes (one beginning each fable) by Francois Chauveau [1613 - 1676].

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        Britannia Illustrata. Or Views of several of the Queen’s Palaces. As also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain. Curiously Engraven

      London: Printed by John Hughes for Robert Dodsley 1709. . Folio, engraved title, contents leaf and 79 double page plates, not including Hatfield (no. 24*). Two plates (4 and 29) with skilful repairs and one (49) with a couple of spots plus some repair to the margins of the title page and 5 plates, later armorial bookplate. Overall a good clean copy in 20th century half calf over 19th century marbled boards, some light wear to edges. An excellent collection of birds-eye views. As well as Royal buildings such as Windsor Castle and the Tower of London the great country houses of the nobility include Badminton, Chatsworth, Grimsthorpe and Longleat, with striking depictions of the geometrical perfection of their grounds. First published 1707 with numerous other editions appearing in various formats until the middle of the century. ESTC lists 6 copies of this issue - of two examined, one included the Hatfield plate and one didn’t.

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        Pantheon Augustinianum Sive Elogia Vigorumillustriumm. Ordinis Eremitarum S. P. Augustini; Aera Chronologica Et Crisi Illustrata

      Geneva, 1709, 1709. 1st Edition. (? ) . Damp-stained edges throughout. Minor wear to the title and terminal sheets. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Miscellanea. Hoc est I. Dissertatio de Barometris, & Thermometris, II. Machinae Aritmeticae, eiusque usus Descriptio, III. De Sectionibus Conicis Parallelorum in Horologiis Solaribus Tractatus

      Finely engraved vignette on title & 9 folding engraved plates. 4 p.l., 56 pp. 4to, cont. vellum over boards (a few minor defects to binding). Venice: A. Pavinus, 1709. First edition of Poleni's first book; it is today a scarce work on the market. It includes dissertations on barometers, thermometers, and conical sections in sundials, as well as an illustrated treatise describing his arithmetical calculating machine. Poleni invented his "pin-wheel" calculating machine after reading about those of Pascal (1645) and Leibniz (1671). He built it out of wood, but destroyed it when he heard that Brauer, a Viennese machine-maker, had presented another calculating machine to the Emperor. This book is therefore the only record of his invention and its illustrations were the basis of IBM (Italia)'s reconstruction of it. "The 'pin-wheel' was embodied in a calculating machine which was devised, and constructed in hard wood, by the Italian nobleman, G. Poleni (see his Miscellanea, Venice, 1709). The pin-wheel is a toothed wheel, the number of whose teeth can be varied at will; a simple movement causes 1,2,3...and up to 9 teeth to project; these interact with an equal number of teeth on the cog-wheel controlling the dial whenever the pin-wheel is turned through a complete revolution, and the pointer is moved forward by an equal number of places. Poleni's mechanism for carrying numbers was somewhat akin to Pascal's sautoir, but it was operated by suspended weights instead of by springs."­Wolf, II, p. 656. Pin-wheels have the advantage over stepped reckoners of occupying less space. They were employed in the nineteenth century by Thomas, and by the Russian inventor W.T. Odhner, whose calculating machine was later developed into the well-known Brunsviga Calculator. Two of the folding plates depict the whole machine in its supporting frame and the complicated gearing mechanisms at its center. Fine and fresh copy. Early ink stamp "SIP" on title in two places. ❧ Riccardi, I, 290. .

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        The Golden Spy: or, a Political Journal of the British Nights Entertainments of War and Peace, and Love and Politics: wherein are laid open, the secret miraculous Power and Progress of Gold, in the Courts of Europe. Intermix’d with Delightful Intrigues, Memoirs, Tales, and Adventures, Serious and Comical.

      Printed for J. Woodward and J. Morphew 1709 - FIRST EDITION, mostly rather browned, pp. [xvi], 174 [i.e.176], 145-304, 8vo, fairly recent half calf, minuscule inscription on verso of title ‘W.S. Ogden, 1885’, sound The ‘golden spies’ are coins endowed with speech in this collection of tales anticipating The Adventures of a Guinea, and very much in the same picaresque, humorous, amorous and scandalous vein. Gildon (1665-1724) ‘spent five years at the English College in Douai, but did not enter the Roman priesthood as his family had intended. He returned to England, aged nineteen, and two years later went to London, where he spent or was tricked by lawyers out of the greatest part of his paternal estate . Financial need forced Gildon to become a versatile professional writer, producing translations, biographies, essays, plays, verse, fictional letters, tales, and criticism as required. His earliest identifiable work was a flattering History of the Athenian Society (1692), commissioned by John Dunton. Dunton continued to employ Gildon, and in 1705 wrote that he: "is well acquainted with the Languages, and writes with a peculiar Briskness, which the common Hacks can't boast of, in Regard, they want the Life and Spirit, and the same Liberty, and Extent of Genius." Gildon maintained a standard well above the common hacks for some thirty years of copious and varied output. He was received into the company of John Dryden, William Wycherley, and Aphra Behn’ (ODNB). (McBurney 44; ESTC T71295)

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        Recueil de toutes les reponses du Pere Malebranche, Prestre de l'Oratoire, à Monsieur Arnaud, Docteur de Sorbonne (4 volumes).

      - Chez Michel David, 1709, 4 volumes 100x168 mm environ, (1) f., (9) ff. de titre, avertissement, approbation, privilège, table, 605 pages, (1) f., - (1)., (3) ff., de titres, table et errata, 504 pages, (1) f., - (1) f., (3) ff. de titres, table, 502 pages, (1) f., (1) f., (3) ff. de titres, avertissement, 228 pages, (1) f., reliures plein veau havane moucheté, dos lisses portant titres et tomaisons dorés sur pièces bordeaux, ornés de caissons à fleurons dorés, gardes marbrées, coupes dorées, tranches rouges. Deux coins émoussés, 3 coiffes ébréchées avec début de fente sur les mors, quelques frottements d'usage, rares rousseurs, sinon bon état. Nicolas Malebranche, né à Paris le 5 août 1638 et mort à Paris le 13 octobre 1715, est un philosophe, prêtre oratorien et théologien français, considéré comme un cartésien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte du Plan de Venise Amsterdam: Fr. Chatelain, 1709

      AMSTERDAM: FR. CHATELAIN, 1709 1709 Incisione in rame (390 X 483) mm alla battuta. Pianta (208x 483) mmm. Carta vergata. Filigrana non rilevata. Pianta acquarellata. Condizioni perfette. Proveniente da "Atlas Historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l'Histoire, a la Chronologie & la Geographie? Avec la dissertations sur l'Histoire ". In alto "Carte du Plan de Venise, l'etat de sa noblesse, et ses differens degrez, avec quelques autres remarques curieuses sur cette superbe ville. Tome 2 N°74". In riquadro in alto a sinistra e in alto a destra informazioni architettoniche generali sul numerodi edifici, etc. In basso, "metà del foglio all'interno della battuta è occupato da un succinto quadro storico della nobiltà cittadina e da un elenco della stessa suddiviso per categorie e disposto in cinque colonne." La pianta, che rappresenta l'intera città compresa Giudecca e Murano, ricorda quella del Merian con degli aggiornamenti.

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      Traité sur la maniere d'ecrire des lettres, et sur le ceremonial: avec un discours sur ce qu'on appelle usage, dans la langue françoise. Paris, chez J. Estienne, 1709. Liten 8:o. (6),297,(7) s. Fint samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett, kantförgyllning och rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen aningen blekt. Eftersättsbladet har en liten röd lackfläck nederst. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Aningen solkig på sina håll, bl.a. på s. 132-33. Med J. G. Sacks namnteckning daterad i Paris den 23 februari 1713. Ur Bergshammarbiblioteket med dess tryckta biblioteksetikett överst på ryggen.. Första upplagan. Sista fyra opaginerade sidorna med bokreklam. Kammarherren Johan Gabriel Sack (1697-1751) byggde tillsammans med sin fru Eva Bielke upp ett stort arkiv och bibliotek på sitt sörmländska gods Bergshammar. Han är begravd i Fogdö kyrka med en epitafium i stenstil författat av hans vän Carl Gustaf Tessin. Större delen av biblioteket förvärvades av Björck & Börjesson på 1930-talet. Sack medföljde sannolikt sin styvfar Eric Sparre till Paris på 1710-talet och fick sin militära utbildning i fransk tjänst från 1712. Antikvariatet har haft böcker med förvärvsanteckningar från Paris av Sack från 1713-16

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        IL DOMINIO TEMPORALE DELLA SEDE APOSTOLICA DELLA CITTA' DI COMACCHIO PER LO SPAZIO CONTINUATO DI DIECI SECOLI ESPOSTO A UN MINISTRO D' UN PRINCIPE... ROMA, 1709 1709

      ROMA, 1709IMPRESSIONE TERZA. SI AGGIUNGE LA DIFESA DEL MEDESIMO DOMINIO, NELLA QUALE ANCOR SI GIUSTIFICA LA RICUPERAZIONE DEL DUCATO DI FERRARA FATTA DAL PONTEFICE CLEMENTE VII, E L' ANTICHISSIMA SOVRANTÀ DELLA CHIESA ROMANA IN TUTTI I SUOI STATI: PER LA SEDE APOSTOLICA IN RISPOSTA ALLE TRE ULTIME SCRITTURE PUBLICATE IN CONTRARIO. ROMA, 1709 . 2 VOLUMI IN-4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. XVI, 426 PP., 1 F. BIANCO; XX, 438 PP., 1 F. (ERRATA). OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. OPERA RARA COL SECONDO VOLUME. DIFESA SECONDA DEL DOMINIO TEMPORALE DELLA SEDE APOSTOLICA SOPRA LA CITTÀ DI COMACCHIO OVE IN PRIMO LUOGO SI PURGANO I SOMMI PONTEFICI, E MOLTI IMPERATORI DA GRAVISSIME ACCUSE, E SI GIUSTIFICA NUOVAMENTE LA SOVRANITÀ DELLA CHIESA ROMANA IN TUTTI I SUOI STATI PER LA SEDE APOSOLICA, IN RISPOSTA ALLA SUPPLICA E AI RIFLESSI ULTIMAMENTE STAMPATI. ROMA, 1711. MELZI, I, PP. 331 E 299. LOZZI, 1286 - 1287. TIPALDO, VII, PP. 438 - 43. LIRUTI, LETTERATI DEL FRIULI, IV, PP. 281 - 90. MANZANO, LETTERATI E ARTISTI FRIULANI, PP. 91 - 92. www.libreriabrighenti.it

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        Secret Memoirs and Manners

      London: John Morphew, 1709 Of several persons of quality of both sexes from the New Atalantis, an island in the Mediteranean. Originally written in Italian. In brown quarter leather with cloth, title to spine in real gold on red leather label. Internally new endpapers, binders stamp to fpd, pages (acid) browned throughout, some contemporary ink notes to margins often naming names, [2], (vi), 246 pp. Rare. (ESTC T75114. Lowndes 1464) (First edition was in Italian)Manley was taken into custody nine days after the publication of the second volume of Secret memoirs and manners. She apparently surrendered herself after a secretary of state's warrant had been issued against her, and her publishers John Morphew and John Woodward and printer John Barber had been detained. Four days later the latter were discharged but Manley remained in custody until 5 November when she was released on bail. After several continuations of the case, she was tried and discharged on 13 February 1710. Per ODNB

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        Secret Memoirs and Manners Of several Persons of Quality Of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis An Island in the Mediteranean. [With] Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century

      London: Christopher's Church Yard...... 1709 & 1710. Hardcover. 3 vols. First work 2 vols second edition, 8vo: [ii] vi 246 [4] & [xvi] 272 [4] pp. Bound in contemporary panelled calf with spine labels bearing gilt titles, remains of paper labels at foot of spines, wear to spine ends and corners with some loss of leather from spine ends, joints started and surface wear to leather on upper board of v.2, vol.1 lacking frontis but both vols with separately published 'Keys' bound in at rear (these 'Keys' detail exactly who Manley's allegorical text is actually referring to), bookplates to front pastedowns, some light browning/foxing but Keys quite toned, a few marginal notes in ink in second vol. Second Work: 1st edition, 8vo: [xvi] 319, 332-380 [iv]pp. collated and complete despite pagination error, near contemporary panelled calf with spine label bearing gilt titles, a little worn at corners and spine ends, joints rubbed & upper joint just starting from edges, paper label at foot of spine, bookplate on front pastedown, eps browned, text clean and bright, 'Key' bound in at rear. , Most of what is known about the English writer Delarivier Manley (1670-1724) is drawn from her own 'Adventures of Rivella' (1714) but Manley's autobiographical writing is often self serving and not entirely reliable. What is known is that after the death of her parents she came under the care of her cousin, the Tory lawyer, John Manley, who would later bigamously marry Delarivier and have a son with her. In 1694, under the protection of Barbara Villiers separated from her husband and it was after this that her writing career really begins. Her 'Secret Memoirs...', a satirical attack on the Whig government and grandees, would lead to her arrest for seditious libel. Her defence was essentially to insist that the work was fiction and that those who felt personally offended must prove that it was their stories she told and in the absence of anyone willing to offer such proof, she was discharged. The success of her 'Secret Memoirs...' inspired her to write the continuation 'Memoirs of Europe...' but after 1711 she concentrated on political journalism, writing a number of political pamphlets and editing a number of editions of Jonathan Swift's 'Examiner'. In his 'Journal to Stella' Swift describes Manley as having ‘very generous principles for one of her sort; and a great deal of sense and invention; she is about forty, very homely, and very fat’. Throughout the 19th and for much of the 20th centuries Manley was regarded as a scandalous female author undeserving of fame or of even being read. More recently her reputation has been transformed with wider appreciation of her work by students of early 18th century literature and with the recognition of Manley as a proto-feminist author. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Siebenhundert Observationes, Welche er in seiner Praxi, da er zugleich das Amt einer Weh-Mutter verwaltet / Beym Schwangergehen und schwerer Entbindung derer Weiber / ingleichen bey denen Kranckheiten solcher Weiber und derer neugebohrnen Kinder selbst angemercket Und bey jeder Observation die Ursachen solcher schweren Stände erkläret hat / anietzo ins Teutsche überseztet von Martin Schurig.

      8°. 52 n.n. Bl., 848 S., 317 S. Pappband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Rückenschild. Blake 293. - Hirsch IV, 172. - Siebold II, 153. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Von Mauriceau (1637-1709) als Sammlung von Beobachtungen aus 25 Jahren 1695 in französischer Sprache herausgegeben. Wurde mehrmals aufgelegt. " Mauriceau's case histories are models of clear and succinct description, revealing him to be a skilled and expereinced practitioner" (HOH). Wohl eine der ersten Übersetztungen des 1788 geborenen Martin Schurig, der durch seine gynäkologischen Sammlungen, die er ab 1720 herausgab, bekannt wurde. - Papier gleichmässig gebräunt. Einband stark beschabt und bestossen. - Aus der Sammlung Walter Pfeilsticker.

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        Perspectivæ Pictorum at'que Architectorum ... / Inventa, designata [et] primùm edita Romæ à Fr. Andrea Puteo, S. J. ... at'q[ue] commodior hâc formâ concinnata à Joanne Boxbarth, Chalcographo ... = Der Mahler und Baumeister Perspectiv ... / Inventiert, gezeichnet und erstlich heraußgegeben in Rom, von dem vortreflichen Andrea Pozzo, der Soc. Jesu Fratre, Anjetzo aber dem ohnvermögenden Kunst-Liebhaber zu Nutz und Dienst verkleinert, und in diesen bequemen Format gebracht, Von Johann Boxbarth, Kupfferstechern in Augspurg. Erster Theil (Bd. I von II).

      4°, 58 Bl., 3 Kupfern (Autor, Denkmal, Arbeitstisch), 100 Kupfertaf., Kart.-Einband der Zeit, Deckel berieben (Vorderdekcel, Titelbl. mit kleinen Textverlusten am unteren Rand (hinterlegt). Fliegende Vors- fehlen, Etwas fingerfleckig, einige Seiten wasserrändig - insgesamt nicht schlecht Vgl. Graesse V 429, Brunet IV 984. Lateinisch-deutsche Ausgabe des Lehrbuchs der Architektur und Perspektive, das der berühmte italienische Architekt zuerst 1693-1700 in Rom herausgebracht hatte. Für die vorliegende deutsche Ausgabe wurden die Kupfer von J. Boxbarth (Bd I) etwas verkleinert. Das einflußreiche Werk behandelt Kirchen, Altäre, Decken, Kuppeln, Scheinarchitektur, Theaterkulissen, Türen, Fenster, Treppen, Säulen Konsolen, Festungsbau und anderes.

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        WREECH, CURT FRIEDRICH von.

      Wahrhaffte und umständliche Historie von denen schwedischen Gefangenen in Russland und Siberien, welchergestalt dieselbe nach dem a. 1709 bey Pultawa in der Ukraine mit denen russen gehaltenen unglücklichen Treffen, in ihrer Gefangenschafft, zum Theil von Gott kräfftig zur Busse erwecket worden, und was sich insonderheit bey der, von einigen unter ihnen angerichteten Schule, zu Tobolsky von Anfange bis zu Ende, wie auch auf ihrer Zurückkunfft nach erfolgten Friedens-Schluss begeben hat. Sorø, J. G. Rothe, 1725. 8:o. (40),480,471-861,(21) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Ngt nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind och oxiderad ryggdekor. Rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen torr, nött på binden och ytligt sprucken samt med en liten pappersetikett klistrad upptill. Bakre pärm med ett mindre maskangrepp. Bra inlaga med enstaka lagerfläckar. Några små bläckstänk på övre och främre snitt har trängt in en liten bit i marginalerna. Ett felskuret nedre hörn på s. 541. Med Ulric Celsings namnteckning. Från Biby.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 6076. En andra upplaga utkom 1728, den är utökad med ett bihang och en plansch. En viktig källskrift till de karolinska krigsfångarnas historia i Ryssland

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        The History of Herodotus Translated from the Greek by Isaac Littlebury Vol II

      London: Edward Castle, 1709.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Poor. 185mm Tall, 12mo Pulished in two volumes, this is Volume II only. Printed by Sam Buckley at The Dolphin in Little-Britain. 430 pages plus index. Front cover loose, split almost completely down spine between pages 174/5, just holding together at the base. Heavily worn covers. Text pages in good condition. List of numbers written in ink on last page before endpaper

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        De jure ecclesiastico tractatus posthumus, in usum ecclesiarum evangel. & consistoriorum concinnatus, et necessariis supplementis adauctus a Samuele Strykio, JC. Accesserunt prælectiones ad regulas juris canonici [...] de dissensu sponsalitio.

      Frankfurt & Leipzig, Meyer & Zimmermann, 1709. Frontispiece + (14) + 829 + (75) + 144 + (16) + (8) + 315 + (17) p. Contemporary vellum. 21,5 X 16,5 cm. Slight foxing throughout

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        An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. The Second Edition

      Dublin: Printed by Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat 1709 [i.e., 1710] Second edition of Berkeley's first major work, significantly revised. "The whole text (B1-Ccb) has been reset and changes have been made; the chief of these are modifications in sections VII and XII…and the addition of a long passage to section LXXIII…Berkeley also added an Appendix [pp. 191-8] intended to answer the objections of Dr. William King, Archbishop of Dublin. Berkeley told Percival in a letter dated 1 March 1709/10 that the first edition of the book was not released for publication until this second edition was ready, the publisher fearing he had not printed enough copies of the first…" (Keynes 2). Contemporary paneled calf. Joints cracked, but cords sound, binding extremities rubbed, intermittent old dampstaining at foremargin. Octavo. With the final blank. Diagrams in text. Contemporary armorial bookplate of the Castle Menzies Library, bookplate of Edward Neville da Costa Andrade (1887-1971), the English physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. A good copy with an interesting provenance. The subject of A New Theory of Vision is announced by the author in his first sentence: 'My Design is to shew the manner, wherein we perceive by Sight the Distance, Magnitude, and Situation of Objects. Also to consider the Difference there is betwixt the Ideas of Sight and Touch, and whether there be any Idea common to both Senses.' The treatise laid the foundation for Berkeley's doctrine of immaterialism, though this word was not used" (Keynes, Bibliography of George Berkeley, p. 3).

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        The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden in three volumes; adorned with above a hundred sculptures

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1709. Very Good. The third edition. 3 volumes ([2], 108, 211, [1] p.; [2], 213-545, [1] p.; [2], 549-857, [1] p.; 3 engraved frontispieces (portraits of Dryden), 101 additional leaves of plates; 20 cm. (8vo). Contemporary Cambridge-style calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title and volume number in second compartment of each with gilt-tooled decorations in remaining compartments. Double gilt-rolled borders on boards with floral decoration in corners. Edges have blind-rolled decoration. All page edges speckled red. Title pages in red and black. Volumes 2 and 3 have no edition statement. Paged continuously. Engravings variously signed: M. vander Gucht, AE, and L. du Guernier. Includes Chetwood's Life of Virgil and Preface to the Pastorals (v. 1, p. 13-100) and Addison's An Essay on the Georgics (v. 1, 77-92). Neither work is signed. (Cf. D.N.B., 4:210 on Chetwood, and The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 2:1100 on Addison.) ESTC, T64661. Small (3.5 x 3 cm.) dark green leather bookplate of Moncure Biddle on front fixed endpapers with gilt-tooled decoration. The library of Philadelphia investment banker and book collector Moncure Biddle (d. 1956) was sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in April 1952. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; front joints starting from head of spine on each volume; front boards of vol. 1 and vol. 3 have a few scrapes; pages and plates are clean and bright.

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        Britannia Illustrata. Or Views of several of the Queen's Palaces. As also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain. Curiously Engraven...

      London: Printed by John Hughes for Robert Dodsley 1709.. Folio, engraved title, contents leaf and 79 double page plates, not including Hatfield (no. 24*). Two plates (4 and 29) with skilful repairs and one (49) with a couple of spots plus some repair to the margins of the title page and 5 plates, later armorial bookplate. Overall a good clean copy in 20th century half calf over 19th century marbled boards, some light wear to edges. An excellent collection of birds-eye views. As well as Royal buildings such as Windsor Castle and the Tower of London the great country houses of the nobility include Badminton, Chatsworth, Grimsthorpe and Longleat, with striking depictions of the geometrical perfection of their grounds. First published 1707 with numerous other editions appearing in various formats until the middle of the century. ESTC lists 6 copies of this issue - of two examined, one included the Hatfield plate and one didn't.

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        Lexicon Syriacum, Concordantiale, Omnes Novi Testamenti Syriaci Voces ... Cum Necesariis Indicibus, Syriaco & Latino

      Leyden: Joh: Mulleri, et al, 1709. Second edition. Near fine. Hardcover. 4to. (x),644,(cxx)pp. Engraved vignette on title, woodcut endcaps on the final text and index pages. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary full vellum, nicely rebacked to style; red leather lettering label, gilt. Vellum lightly soiled else a very good to near fine copy. An important Syriac lexicon, originally published in the previous year in connection with the Novum Testamentum Syriacum (See Darlow & Moule 8969). The 1708 edition is said to be the first surviving book printed by stereotype printing (See PMM Exhibition Catalogue, 309). The printer, Johann Muller, printed a small prayer book in 1701 by stereoype but no copy has survived; this Lexicon, along with the Syriac New Testament, was the second. While the 1708 printing of the Lexicon is rare, this 1709 edition is likewise nearly as scarce.

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        A New & Correct Map of the Whole World

      London: H. Moll, T. & J. Bowles, P. Overton & J. King, [dated 1709, but circa 1730]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. Very good condition apart from expert repairs to splits at folds and tears, mostly marginal, mild soiling. 24 7/8 x 39 1/2 inches. A magnificent and monumental World map, showing the globe in the early days of the Age of Enlightenment and European Imperialism This fascinating global perspective, featured in double-hemispheres, depicts the latest state of knowledge of the world in the first quarter of the eighteenth-century. The delineation of Europe, South America, and southern Asia is quite sophisticated, while the depiction of regions further beyond suggests only fleeting exploration or outright speculation. Most of the Arctic is labelled "Parts Unknown," and the American West is largely conjectural, featuring California as an island, the most beloved of cartographic misconceptions. Lands depicted to the east of the Spice Islands are scarcely contemplated, "Iesso," or Hokkaido, is shown to be part of Siberia, and eastern Australia is left as a complete enigma, decades before the voyages of James Cook. This map was intended to satiate the intense English interest in maritime exploration and commerce. The oceans within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn feature highly detailed hydrological information, most notably the direction of the ocean currents, that Moll gleaned from his esteemed contemporary Sir Edmond Halley. Evincing the scientific curiosity of the Enlightenment, each corner of the map features very detailed and elegant astronomical diagrams, including; the planetary systems according to both Ptolemy (geo- centric) and Copernicus (helio-centric), the appearance of the Sun according to the Jesuit intellectual Athanasius Kircher; and the Appearance of the Moon according to Jean-Dominique Cassini. The magnificent title cartouche, dedicated to George I, features classical sea gods, prefiguring the power of the Royal Navy that would allow the British to build a global empire later in the century. 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. Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library I, T.Moll-4b, 1; Cf. Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle

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        Relazione, o' siano Notizie de' Successi di Fiandra Felicissimi Alle Armi de' Collegati, Raccolte da virie Lettere, cosi de' medesimi Aleati, siccome ancora da' Luoghi del dominio di Francia

      Naples, Italy: Domenico-Antonio Parrino, 1709. Near Fine. Title page continued: "Colla Copia della Lettera, che scrive il Sereniss. Principe Eugenio di Savoja, In data de' 10. del caduto Decembre, Iu cui da raguaglio, che la Cittadella di Lilla con nuovo, e rarissimo esempio, prima di cominciare à batterla; senza lo sparo ne meno di un Cannone, abbia chiesto di Capitolare, e siasi resa agli 8. del medesimo Decembre à patti di buona Guerra. Capitata detta copia di lettera a' S. Emin. il Cardinal Grimani . . . In Napoli per Dom. Ant. Parrino, e Camillo Cavallo." [8] p.; 22 cm. Signatures: A4 (4to). Caption title. Woodcut initial. Original, or early, marbled stiffened wrappers. Endpapers are laid paper with partial watermark: "D. Giovanni Di G. M." Pages are untrimmed. Dura, Catalogo di Libri Antichi e Rari Vendibili in Napoli (1861), 14645. This rare pamphlet contains a report of military success in Flanders with a letter written by hero of the War of the Spanish Succession, Prince Eugene of Savoy, on 10 Dec. 1709 and a letter by Cardinal Grimani [Vincenzo Grimani (1653-1710)], an Italian diplomat and opera librettist, best remembered for having supplied the libretto for George Frideric Handel's early operatic success Agrippina. As a diplomat in Austrian service, Grimani had played a major role in the expulsion of the Spanish from Naples. An extremely scarce pamphlet from the War of the Spanish Succession (no copies in Worldcat; 1 copy in OPAC SBN). In Near Fine Condition: edges of stiffened wrappers lightly rubbed; title page lightly foxed; otherwise clean and bright.

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