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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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        Opera Selecta, tum quae jam pridem Parisiis edita nunc emendatiora et multo auctiora prodeunt, tum quae nunc primum edita.

      apud Joan. Ludovicum De Lorme,, Amstelodami, 1709 - In-folio (412x240mm), pp. (8), 946, (2), legatura coeva p. pelle con dorso a nervi adorno di titolo in oro su doppio tassello rosso e di ricchi fregi floreali e ornamentali in oro entro scomparti. Sguardie marmorizzate. Al frontespizio, impresa editoriale in calcografia con Minerva adagiata su dei libri entro cornice vegetale e cartiglio con motto "Libertas sine scientia licentia est". Testatine, iniziali e finaletti riccamente istoriati. Testo bicolonne. Svariate figure di medaglie n.t.; fra le pp. 306-307, una tav. incisa f.t. con 6 distinte figure; fra le pp. 428-429, una tav. incisa f.t. con figure numismatiche; un'altra tav. numismatica f.t. fra le pp. 680-681; una tav. ripiegata incisa su rame fra le pp. 710-711 riproducente un'antia scultura romana. Varii alberi genealogici n.t. Una goretta marginale all'occhietto, qualche fioritura occasionale. Bell'esemplare. Bella edizione di Amsterdam delle principali opere (Nummi antiqui illustrati, De Baptismo in nomine Christi, De Sacramento Altaris, De Nummis Herodianum, De Supremo Christi Paschate, Numismata Saeculi Constantiniani, Chronologia Veteris Testamenti, ecc.) del famoso gesuita francese, molte delle quali a carattere numismatico. L'Hardouin (Quimper, Bretagna,1646-Parigi, 1729), sacerdote gesuita, è noto ancora oggi per le sue teorie sul mondo classico estremamente bizzarre e destituite di fondamento per la loro paradossalità già all'epoca; egli credette che la maggior parte delle opere dell'antichità classica (ad eccezione dei poemi omerici, di Erodoto, di Cicerone, di Plinio il Vecchio, delle "Georgiche" virgiliane, delle "Satire" e delle "Epistole" di Orazio) fossero falsi prodotti nel XIII secolo dai monaci benedettini. Bibliotecario del Collège Louis le Grand dal 1683, fu dapprima editore di classici (tra l'altro di una "Naturalis Historia" pliniana ad usum Delphini), poi si volse prevalentemente agli studi numismatici. Nonostante l'assurdità delle sue teorie, ampi e di notevole valore furono i suoi apporti alla storia della numismatica. Backer/Sommervogel, IV, 94, 48. Graesse, III, 210.

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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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        Kurtzer aber doch ausführlicher Extract/ aus denen Böhemischen Stadt-Rechten und Lands-Ordnung/ Neben denen Registern/ dem Alphabeth nach zusammen gezogen/ durch Adam Cramern/ der Zeit Bürgern und Advocaten in der Stadt Plan in Böhmen.,

      Leipzig, Lankisch sel. Erben, 1709 - Mit drei Vignetten und einigen großen Initialen in Holzschnitt, 3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Vorrede), 165 Seiten, 2 nn. Seiten (Register). VD17 1:015881L (frühere Ausgabe). Erstmals 1609 erschienenes Werk über die böhmischen Stadtrechte und Landesordnung. Rücken mit zwei größeren Fehlstellen an Kopf und Fuß, Deckel leicht aufgebogen, durchgehend gebräunt und fingerfleckig, insgesamt etwas unfrisch. Noch gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten, kein Exemplar in JB der Auktionspreise, im KVK nur ein Exemplar dieser Ausgabe weltweit in Bibliotheken nachweisbar ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Kl.-8° (16 x 10 cm), Lederband der Zeit über vier Bünden.

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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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        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. 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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        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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        Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea, sive Præscriptorum Sylloge, in qua Remediorum Elegantium Et Efficacium Paradigmata, ad omnes fere Medendi Intentiones accommodata, candide proponuntur. Una Cum Viribus, Operandi ratione, Dosibus, & Indicibus annexis. Editio Quinta justa Rxemplar Londinense Per Tho. Fuller, M.D. [vignette]

      Roterrodami,: Joannem Hofhout,, 1709.. [xxiv], 274, [xxx] pp. Small 8vo (10 x 17 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, in compartments gilt tooled with floral patterns, gilt lettered on red morocco label (corners rubbed; outer edges of the sides partly worn; top of spine slightly damaged). Title printed in red and black. ¶ This 5th. Rotterdam edition is the first to be published at the continent, and is very rare, only two copies in the WorldCat. No copy in a Dutch library nor in the NLM. Fuller's Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea was widely used in the Low Countries. Besides this 5th Rotterdam edition of 1709, we have a 6th edition Amsterdam 1709. A 7th. edition Amsterdam 1717 & 1722, and in Leiden 1734. Edition 8th. Amsterdam 1731. The 10th. (and last) Amsterdam & Lausanne 1761. Fuller pharmacopoeia was first published in London in 1701, the last time it was published in Paris in 1785. --(A few pages slightly browned; some scattered light foxing and or light staining).

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        La Sicilia in Prospettiva : Parte Seconda Cioe E Citta, Castella, Terre E Luoghi .... La Tipografia Littorale , LI Scogli, Isole... Esposti in Veduta Da Un Religioso Della Compagnia Di Giesu

      Palermo : Francesco Ciche, 1709. 1st Edition. Language; Italian. Subjects; [Society of Jesus] Jesuit Imprint - works to 1800. Sicily [Mediteranean]- description and travel. Part I was issued in 1708 under the title : "Della Sicilia, grand isola del Mediterraneo in prospettiva, " &c. An attractive historiated initial appears at the beginning of the text. Tail piece. Full contemporary vellum; minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. A very good copy. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Iconologia: or, Moral Emblems, wherein are express'd, various images of Virtues, Vices, Passions, Arts, Humours, Elements and Celestial Bodies; as design'd by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and modern Italians; useful for Orators, Poets, Painters, Sculptors, and all lovers of ingenuity : illustrated with three hundred twenty-six Humane Figures, with their explanations, newly design'd and engraven on copper, by I. Fuller, painter, and other masters

      London: Benj. Motte. 1709. First English language edition. Hardcover. Good. 1709. First Edition in English. 326 engraved emblems on 81 plates (one plate has 6 engravings, all of the others have 4 per page). Engraved frontis. Title page in black and red. Text on versos. Hardcover, 4to., in original paneled calf, 5 raised bands on spine. The front board is loose, but present. The rear board is held securely by all 5 ties. Small sections of the calf have chipped off, and the remaining leather is starting to pull away from the boards. Previous owner's 1835 gift inscription on the fly leaf. The top 1/2 inch of the frontis appears to have been clipped, but the image and its border are unaffected. There is a tidemark from dampstaining that affects the first 12 pages of text and plates. A fainter tidemark is visible on plates 41-72. All pages have a very light rippling. Collated complete, includes index. An important and scarce book that rarely turns up for sale. It has appeared in 2 auctions in the last 35 years; selling for $525 in 1980, and a rebound copy went for $150 in 1990. Digital images available upon request.

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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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        Secret Memoirs and Manners Of several Persons of Quality, Of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, An Island in the Mediteranean. Written Originally in Italian. The Second Edition.

      Printed: 1709. 1663-1724 Two octavo volumes, 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Second edition of the volume one; first edition of the second part. I: A4, B-Q8, R4; II: A-S8. (A8 is blank and present in this copy.) Volume one has the remains of a bookplate of Elizabeth Chaworth. Volume two has the engraved allegorical frontispiece. Both volumes are bound in matching full contemporary calf, a little cracking at the joints but the boards are still holding on. Of Mrs. Manley's life we know even less than that of Mrs. Behn, for our chief source of information is her own 'account of her life and times,' which contains more fiction than fact. We do know, however, that she was born in 1663, and lived most of her disreputable life in and about London, supporting herself by writing scurrilous articles, indecent plays, and scandalous stories. Her father, Sir Roger Manley, was associated in some mysterious way with the Turkish Spy, so that Mrs. Manley may be said to have been predisposed in favor of pseudo-historical compilations of political and social gossip. [.] In 1709, she published the notorious Secret Memoirs and Manners, in which she combined the secret-memoir and the ideal commonwealth. For this scandalous attack on the Whigs, she was arrested, and not discharged until 1710. So popular had it proved,however, that Mrs. Manley was induced to write continuations under various titles." (Charlotte Morgan, The Rise and Fall of the Novel of Manners) "Manley was taken into custody nine days after the publication of the second volume of 'Secret Memories and Manners,' on 29 October 1709. She apparently surrendered herself after John Morphew, John Woodward and the 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. [Manley's autobiography,] Rivella, provides the only account of the case itself in which Manley claims she defended herself on grounds that her information came by 'inspiration' and rebuked her judges for bringing 'a woman to her trial for writing a few amorous trifles.' This and the first volume which appeared in May 1709 were "romans a clef" with separately printed keys. Each offered a succession of narratives of seduction and betrayal by notorious Whig grandees to Astrea, an allegorical figure of justice, by largely female narrators, including an allegorical figure of Intelligence and a midwife. In Rivella, Manley claims that her trial led her to conclude that 'politics is not the business of a woman' and that thereafter she turned exclusively to stories of love." (Ros Ballaster)

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        LES DELICES DE L'ITALIE. Qui contiennent une description exacte du pays, des principales villes, de toutes les antiquitez, & de toutes les raretez, qui s?y trouvent.

      In-16 p. (mm. 159x91), 6 voll. in 4 tomi, p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. (56),279; 147;140; 120;106; 209,(130 di Indice); molto ben illustrati f.t. da: 6 antiporte figurate, 1 tav. di dedica al ?Très illustre Seigneur Arent, Baron de Wassenaar et Duvenvoirde..? entro cornice architettonica (ripieg.), e 169 bellissime tavv., tutte inc. in rame, numerose più volte ripieg. Vi figurano: 2 carte geografiche dell?Italia antica e moderna, pregevoli piante di città a volo d'uccello, vedute di città con i più importanti edifici, monumenti e loro particolari, giardini, fontane e paesaggi, scene animate; particolarmente ricca l'iconografia dedicata a Venezia (con una grande e affascinante illustrazione del Carnevale), Padova, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Pozzuoli, Genova, Milano, Pavia. La maggior parte delle tavole, come specificato nella Prefaz. della prima ediz. ?ont été faits sur les lieux & les autres ont été gravez sur les planches de Bertelli, P. Rubens, Panvin, Capace, Boschini, Villamaena, Sarnelli, V. Coronelli?. ?Dernière édition, revue, augmentée de nouveau, beaucoup plus correcte que les précedentes, & enrichie de plusieurs nouvelles figures en taille douce, avec une Table des matières fort ample & fort exacte, par "Jean de la Faye". Divisée en six tomes?. (La prima ediz. è di Leyda, 1706). Cfr. Berlin Katalog,I,2685 - Brunet,IV,1354 - Graesse,VI,147 - Lewine, p. 471 - Cioranescu,III,53716 - Fossati Bellani,I,353. Tutti i volumi con lieve uniforme arross., qualche alone margin. su due tomi, ma certamente un buon esemplare. Raro trovare l'opera cosi' completa di tavole.

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        Agrostographia sive Graminum, Juncorum, Cyperoidum, iisque Affnium Historia.

      Accesserunt Alberti v. Haller. Synonyma Nuperioar, Graminum Septuaginta Species, de Generibus Suscepti. Tiguri (Zürich), Orell, Gessner Graminum Espicrisis. Denique Plantae Rhaetici Itineris Anno 1709 a J. Scheuchzero, Fuessli & Socc. 1775. 4:o. VIII,(38),512,(24),92 pp. + 19 engraved plates, 8 folding. Contemporary full calf with marbled edges. Spine sparsely gilt in compartments, gilt boarder on boards, gilt edges on boards. rubbing to spine and boards, some loss at head of spine. Some light foxing, a bit more to first 5 leaves and pages 1-10. Occasional neat pencil annotations in margins. Exlibris Nils Dahlbeck. 21,5 x 17 cm

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        Biblia, thet är all then helga skrift.

      På swensko; efter Konung Karl then tolftes befalning, medh förriga editioner jämnförd; summarier, och marginalier å nyo öfwersedde; concordantier, och anmärckningar förökade; nya register, och biblisk tideräkning inrättade; medh mera, som företalet närmare uthwisar. Stockholm: Henrick Keysers enka, 1709. Titelblad i rött och svart, (168), 1095,(1), 323,(1) s. + porträtt och tre utvikbara graverade planscher. Samtida skinnband. Rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Amatörmässigt renoverade spännen. Bokmärke inklistrat på eftersättsblad. Rättelsebladet samt en graverad plansch saknas. Planschen till NT med mindre lagning. Flera blad i registret med fula amatörlagningar i marginalerna samt med ifyllda hål mitt på ett par sidor (bokstavsförlust). Porträttet med lagning mitt på samt förstärkt i marginalerna. Titelbladet med spår av lim i kanterna på baksidan, efter amatörmässig "lagning". Spricka i bakre ytterfals. 22,5 x 18,5 cm.. Karl XII:s fältbibel

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        Johan Spencers sinnrike betänkiande om allehanda widunder och beydande tekn/ hwaruti theras förebådelses fåfängia bewises och förkastas/ och theras egentelige art och egenskap utmärkes/ utur ängelskan öfwersatt och i korthet sammandraget så ock med höga wederbörandes tillåtelse efter föregången censur utgifwit af Magnus Gabriel Block.

      Sthlm, O. Enæo, 1709. 4:o. (24),74,(1) s. & 1 grav. plansch. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Ljusbrunt lackat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och marmorerade snitt (Hedberg). Ryggen och övre delen av främre pärm blekta samt med en fläck nedtill på frampärmens ytterfals där det också är en liten spricka. Fin inlaga med några enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Ett litet hål med bokstavsförlust på s. 45 och den sista opaginerade sidan med några gamla lagningar. E. Sandells exlibris.. Planschen, signerad J. Spiegelberg, avbildar Blocks förklaring till varför Andreas Spole under en resa kunnat se hela Visingsö och Visingsborgs slott speglad i Vättern fast ön vid tillfället varit helt skymd av Omberg! Med tryckt dedikation till C. G. Renskiöld och A. L. Lejonhuwud samt ett förord i vilket Block varnar för vidskepliga tolkningar av ovanliga händelser i naturen med flera hänvisningar till antika historier. Block skriver också att de "förfarnaste medicus ofta öfwerträffas/ åt minstone uti gemena mans tycke och inbildning/ af en fåkunnig landstrykare/ och enfaldig qwinsperson/ som uppå en timas tid kan hafwa lärt någon naturens hemlighet och thessmedelst undertiden förrättar märkeliga curer, til then klokaste läkares förundran; hwar utaf man nu för tiden har ett friskt exempel i Stockholm uti then mycket utropade döpte juden Christian Bell, som til sin profession är en judisk slacktare/ och aldrig lärt läkare-konsten/ men tilltror sig likwäl at curera alla siukdomar/ ehwad namn the ock hafwa kunna/ med et ringa pulver giort af bränd klappersten och et algement mineraliskt salt/ thet han kokar med patientens urin". Ett allmänt rykte sa dock att patienter prövat att använda enbart urin utan kostbara tillsatser och att effekten blivit exakt densamma. I noter till texten hänvisar översättaren till aktuell litteratur och omtalar intressanta svenska exempel på de järtecken som Spencer avhandlar. Arbetet är en översättning av John Spencers (1630-93) "A discourse against prophesies" som utkommit första gången 1663 och som därefter trycktes i flera upplagor. Magnus Gabriel Block (1669-1722) hade många strängar på sin lyra, han talade bl.a. elva språk, var utbildad läkare och en flitig författare. Han kämpade hårt mot tidens villfarelser, t.ex. mot astrologi, Nostradamus profetior och liknande företeelser

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        Accedunt Jani Dousae praecidnea, Dr.

      Jos. Ant. Gonsali de Salas commenta, variae dissertationes & praefationes, quarum index post praefationem exhibetur. Curante Petro Burmanno. Utrecht, Guilielmum Vande Water, 1709. 4to. Engr. extra title,+ (38),+ 136,157-164,145-688,+ (4),+ 1-368,+ (116) pp. With 12 engraved illustrations in text, of which three half-page. Title printed in red and black. Title leaf with two cut away names with old pasted paper repair with new names, some browning and spotting and a few contemporary underlinings. Contemporary full vellum, spine with ink lettering, all edges blue. Owner's signature by Bengt Löw in pencil. Schweiger II, p. 725. Brunet IV, 575. First edition of this new compilate by Burman of older printed editions and comments on Petronius. A new edition in two parts was printed in 1743 and a third in 1781. The notes are, to a large extent, based on Heinsius and Schefferus. Petrus Burman (senior), (1668-1741) famous Dutch philologist. Born in Utrecht and educated there and in Leyden, he became professor in History at Utrecht in 1696

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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

      Printed for E. Sanger at the Post House at the Middle Temple Gate E. Curll at the Peacock without Temple Bar and J. Pemberton 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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        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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        Grund-Riss der Schreib-Kunst. Darinnen die richtige Führung der Feder, dero Eigenschaften und Wirkungen: Die üblichsten Schriften samt dero Versal- oder Vorbuchstaben der Lehr-begihrigen lieben Jugend zu Nutz durch eigene Verlegung vorstellet Johann Jacob Spreng, als Schreibm(eister) in Basel.

      Gestochener Titel und 20 gestochene Tafeln. Schlichter Papierumschlag der Zeit. Doede 121 (nennt 30 Blatt). - Bonacini 1753 - Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung 4863. - Sehr seltenes, von uns im Handel in den letzten Jahrzehnten nicht nachweisbares, populäres Schreibmeisterbuch. - Der aus Würzburg stammende Spreng wirkte von 1692 bis 1741 als Schreib- und Rechnemeister an der 'deutschen Schule' der Münstergemeinde und am Gymnsium. "Bei seinem Rücktritt stellte ihm die Universität als vorgesetzte Behörde des Zeugnis aus "er habe unser Basel das Schreiben gelehret". Der von ihm eingeführt Schrifttypus, der wegen seinner Prägnanz und Zierlichkeit oft gerühtme als "alte Baslerhand" hat sich in den Schule Basel bis gegen die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts behauptet" (aus: Adolf Socin, J.J. Spreng. In Basler Jahrbuch 1893, S. 223). - Doede erwähnt den Namen eines 'Joh. Leonh. Blank Norimb. Sculpsit' auf dem Titel und Blatt 15, was bei unserem Exemplar nicht der Fall ist. - Exemplar mit starken Gebrauchsspuren mit durchgängigem, stellenweise starkem Wasserrand, einigen Randeinrissen und Eselsohren. Die letzten 3 Blätter mit kleinem Papierverlust am unteren Rand. Umschlag fleckig und mit 3 kleinen Löchern. Sehr selten.

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