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        I. Eines anonymi Staat des Fürtsenthums Eisenach. II. Andreae Topii, Historie der Stadt Eisenach. III. Joh. Michael Koch, Beschreibung des Schloßes Wartburg ob Eisenach.

      Eisenach, Leipzig, Vlg. Joh. Adolph Boetius 1710 - Erste Ausgabe! 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. Kl. 8°. 12 Bl., 51 S., 8 Bl., 224 S., 4 Bl., 190 S., 1 Bl. Mit 24 Kupfertafeln u. 1 gefalt., genealogischen Taf. OPerg.d.Zt. Bindung etwas gelockert. Guter Zustand! Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung historischer Schriften über Eisenach als Stadt und Fürstentum. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen schöne Ansichten Von Eisenach, der Wartburg, Portraits, Grabmäler und Münzen etc. Über den Dresdener, 1714 in Altenburg gestorbenen Historiker Chr. Juncker vgl. ADB XIV. Selten! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sermoens em varias celebridades que Prègou O P. Simam da Gama, da Companhia de Jesus.Quarta parte offerecida Ao Doutissimo,E Reverendissimo Padre Alvaro Cienfuegos da Companhia de Jefu, Plenipotenciar

      Ediçaos da la Officina Real Deslandense, Lisboa 1710 - 562 pp páginas

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        Callipædia: or, the art of getting pretty children. In four books. Translated from the original Latin of Claudius Quilletus. By several hands

      London Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross Keys between the Two Temple Gates in Fleetstreet 1710 Small 8vo: [16],72,[8]pp,complete with all five full-page engravings by Elisha Kirkall (often lacking, as ikn the B.M. copy: Foxon speculates the plates were not ready when the poem was published). Contemporary speckled sheep with a handsome patina, boards framed with a single gilt fillet, spine in six compartments between by raised bands, recent morocco lettering piece gilt. Rubbing and scuffs to boards and spine, joints skillfully repaired, binding now sturdy and secure. Pages generally clean, with the plates in deep, rich impressions. Completely unsophisticated, and charmingly so. Case 253. Foxon O142Very Good First Edition in English, the translation of which, from the French, is attributed in subsequent editions to William Oldisworth. First published in Leiden (1655), followed by Latin version (London, 1708). This French abbe Claude Quillet's poem concerns not only raising children but also choosing the right wife, and offers thoughts on marriage, divided into four books: "The First treats of the Nature and Variety of Beauty, and of the Choice of a Wife. The Second, of Marriage and Enjoyment, with Laws and Rules relating to both, from Nature and Astrology. The Third, of Conception, and Imagination. The Fourth and Last, of the Beauty of the Mind, of Education and Virtue, and of the Variety of Climes, Customs, and Manners." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Christian pattern : or, the Imitation of Jesus Christ

      Printed for John Nicholson, Robet Knaplock and Jonah Bowyer, London 1710 - B003OMGAIM 1710 second edition revised, 'printed for John Nicholson at the King's Arms in Little Britain, Robert Knaplock at the Angel and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and Jonah Bowyer at the Rose in Ludgate-Street, near the West end of St. Paul's Church' (London), 5 1/8 x 8 inches tall hardbound, brown buckram boards over leather spine, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, refreshed endpapers, engraved frontispiece and four full-page engravings, [16], lxxiv, [6], 408 pp. Very slight rubbing to covers. Gilt lettering to spine incorrectly shows date as 1711 rather than 1710. Slight foxing throughout, heaviest at title page. Otherwise, apart from a few pages with slight creasing, a very good copy - clean and unmarked - of this scarce collection of some of the 'lesser works' of Thomas a Kempis together with an early eighteenth century biography and guide to his works. Probably issued as a companion volume to 'The Christian's pattern,' sixth edition, 1708. The English Short Title Catalog (No. T120270) locates only six copies at institutions worldwide, all in the UK (two at the National Library of Scotland, and one each at the British Library, Oxford University, University of Wales and The National Trust in Swindon, England). Reference: Maslen and Lancaster, Bowyer Ledgers 50 (London: Bibliographical Society 1991). ~SP37~ The four 'books' in this volume: The Sighs of a Penitent Soul; A Short Christian Directory; Of Spiritual Exercises; Of Spiritual Entertainments. Thomas a Kempis (circa 1380-1471) was an Augustinian monk, priest, copyist and scholar, and the most probable author of 'The Imitation of Christ' (titled by some 'The Christian's Pattern'), one of the best known Christian devotional works, among many other published writings. He spent most of his long life at Mount Saint Agnes monastery, in the town of Windesheim, located in what is now the Netherlands. He wrote these works for the instruction of novices of his Augustinian monastic order, followers of Geert Groote's Brethren of the Common Life, but over the years they became popular among the faithful worldwide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wohl angefüllter Wein-Keller, In Welchem Manche durstige Seel sich mit einem Geistlichen Geseng-Gott erquicken kann: Nach dem Exempel der himmlischen Braut in dem hohen Lied Salomonis…

       Würzburg, Franz Martin Hertz 1710. gr.-8°. 7 Bll., 521 S., 11 Bll. Mit gest. Frontisp. u. 50 Textkupfern. Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. Mehrere Bll. papierbed. gebräunt, 3 B.l. m. Randabrieen, ohne Textverl. EAGraesse I, 6; Goed. III, 241, 20, 29; Bertsche 53a Versand D: 4,00 EUR VD17 3:316104D; Faber du Faur 11126 - \"Abraham has an excellent idea how to awaken the interest of the reader by means of the copperplates and their superscriptions\". (Faber du Faur)

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        Southern Africa, Cape of Good Hope - Visscher/De Leth, c. 1740.

      ?Carte de l?Afrique Meridionale ou pays entre la Ligne & Le Cap de Bonne Esperance et l?Isle de Madagascar? copper engraving originally published by Nicolaes Visscher around 1710, here in an edition by Hendrik de Leth ?Marchand d?Estampes pr?s de la Boursse [d?Amsterdam]?, who reprinted the map unchanged other than adding his own name around 1740. With original hand colouring. Size: 51 x 58 cm.Finely detailed antique map of Southern Africa showing the area from the Equator down to the Cape, with three insets of the Cape of Good Hope with its bay and elevation around Table Mountain. Also Robben Island is shown, ?where the slaves walk in chains?.Price: ?850,-.

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        Besonders meublirt- und gezierte Todten-Capelle, oder allgemeiner Todten-Spiegel, darinnen alle Menschen, wes Standes sie sind, sich beschauen, an denen mannigfaltigen Sinn-reichen Gemählden das Memento Mori zu studiren. Würzburg, M. F.Hertz für C.Weigel in Nürnberg 1711. 8°. 20 Bll. (inkl. dplblgr. Titel), 316 S., 10 Bll., mit (dplblgr.) gest. Titel, 68 Kupfertafeln u. zahlr. Textholzschnitten, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      - Goedeke III, 240, 27 - Dünnhaupt 53.2 - Bertsche 55a - Bauer 29.2 - vgl. Massmann-T. 210.- Zweite Ausgabe (erstmals 1710 erschienen).- Um 1700 ließ Abraham a Sancta Clara (1644-1709) die Loretokapelle in der Wiener Hofkirche mit einem umfangreichen Totentanz nach eigenen Entwürfen ausstatten. Da der Bau 1784 abgerissen wurde, ist das Aussehen dieser Bilderfolge lediglich durch diese, posthum veröffentlichte Buchausgabe mit 68 unsignierten Kupferstichen überliefert.- Die emblematischen Kupfer jeweils mit Bildunterschriften in Latein und Deutsch.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. mit kl. Wurmgängen, insges. schönes Exemplar.# Second edition (for the first time in 1710) of this beautiful Viennese dance of death of the Baroque period.- With engraved title (doublepage) and 68 copperplates after designs of the popular Augustinian monk Abraham a Sancta Clara.- Somewhat foxed, binding with small wormholes, but fine copy.

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        Of the Law of Nature and Nations. Eight Books. Written in Latin by. Translated into English. With the Addition of his Notes.

      Oxford: Printed by L. Lichfield, for A. and J. Churchill [et al], 1710 - Second edition thus, folio, (xxiv), 724, (22) pp. Old initials to the foot of the title page. Contemporary calf, lower cover scuffed with some other marks and wear, joints repaired, gilt banded spine with a black label. First published in English in 1703.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        An Address to the Jews by John Xeres: Containing His Reasons for Leaving the Jewish, and Embracing the Christian Religion

      London: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Anthony Barker, at St. Laurence-Lane End in Cheapside, 1710. First edition. original brown sheep over stiff boards, re-backed (some time ago) to style, lettered in gilt on burgundy spine label. Some rubbing of edges, title page with small nicks at lower edge. Octavo. 115 pp. 1p, Advertisement "Books printed for Anthony Barker Dedication leaf with inscription of William Worsley dated 1753. Rear flyleaf and pastedown with doodles and one inscription in Hebrew "The author writes this book to persuade other Jews that Jesus Christ truly is their savior, and urges them to convert to the Christian faith. Xeres tells us that he was from a family of Spanish Jewish origin living in North African Saphia. He opens his book by addressing John, Archbishop of York (John Sharp, 1643-1714) and thanks him for sponsoring Xeres' own conversion. There is also a testimonial signed by seven British merchants who trade in "Barbary" telling the reader that the author (who is here called Jonah Ben Jacob Xeres) was employed by them in their establishment in North AFrica. ...persuaded by them at the age of about 25 that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah. Xeeres then proceeded to England, they say, where he adopted Christianity with the aid of the learned Reverend Dr. Allix, who himself then tetifies briefly that Xeres is learned not only in the Old Testament, but also in the Jewish Talmud. The degree of the author's erudition is important because Jewish Converst to Christianity were commonly dismissed as being deficient in learning.[ST10863a].

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        Tatler

      1710. First Edition . (STEELE, Richard). (The Tatler). The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. London: Charles Lillie and John Morphew, 1710-11. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan polished calf gilt, raised bands. $2000.First collected edition of the famous early 18th-century periodical, containing the complete run of all 271 issues.A periodical founded by Richard Steele, and often featuring the contributions of Addison, Swift and others, The Tatler was published three times weekly from April 12, 1709 until January 2, 1711. Initially, the periodical addressed subjects ranging from “all accounts of Gallantry, Pleasure, and Entertainment” to poetry and learning. The later issues exhibit a loftier focus, examining proper etiquette, the evils of gambling and the character of the ideal gentleman. In writing the essays, anecdotes and short stories included in The Tatler, Steele assumed the voice of Isaac Bickerstaff, a fictitious character created by Swift and used in a 1708 publication to parody the predictions of supposed astrologer John Partridge. Several other writers, including Steele, took up the joke, but as Walter Scott observed, “… the most memorable consequence of SwiftÂ’s frolic was the establishment of The Tatler, the first of that long series of periodical works whichÂ… have enriched our literature with so many effusions of genius, humor, wit, and learning” (Allibone, 2232). Expert repair to spine heads. Handsome contemporary binding with light wear.

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        Plan von de Veldslag by Turin.

      Artist: Anonymus ; date: 1710 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; size (in cm): 46 x 59 - description: City map of the area around Turin during the battle of Sept. 7, 1706

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        Admirable Curiosities Rarities and Wonders in England

      1710. (CHILDRENÂ’S LITERATURE) [CROUCH, Nathaniel]. Admirable Curiosities, Rarities and Wonders in England, Scotland and IrelandÂ… By R.B. London: Nath. Crouch, 1710. 12mo, 19th-century three-quarter brown polished calf gilt, raised bands, gray-brown boards and endpapers. $1500.Later edition, with additional colored engraved title page containing scenes from the lives of King Canntus and King Henry, and seven charming in-text woodcuts.Author and publisher, Nathaniel Crouch (who used the pseudonyms R.B., Richard Burton, and Robert Burton— see Osborne Collection I, 59) writes of “remarkable places, persons and accidents, as I find them in Mr. Fox, Dr. Heylin, Dr. Fuller, Sir R. Baker, Mr. Speed, Mr. Clark, and other authors of credit.” “Crouch seems to mark the first real effort to provide children with reading-matterÂ… to which they would look forward with pleasure and excitement in their leisure time” (Muir, 35). First published in 1682, this collection of British historical events is designed to remind children that “there may be as strange things at home, as in other places.” With 12 pages of advertisements at rear. Engraved title page mounted. Slight evidence of bookplate removal.Occasional chipping to fore-edge. Interior generally clean (title page lightly soiled). A highly desirable copy of a seminal childrenÂ’s book.

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        1710 1ed Abraham Sancta Clara Geistlicher Kramer-Laden German Pigskin Binding!

      Nurnberg : Weigel, 1710. - 1710 1ed Abraham Sancta Clara Geistlicher Kramer-Laden German Pigskin Binding! Eccentric Monk / Great Binding / compare@$1,800 A rare 1st edition of the theological works of Abraham a St Clara. Abraham a Sancta Clara (1644 – 1709), German divine, was born at Kreenheinstetten, near Messkirch. His lay name was Johann Ulrich Megerle. He has been described as "a very eccentric but popular Augustinian monk". We find this same 1710 printing for sale elsewhere for $1,800! Main author: Christoph Weigel / Abraham a S.Clara Title: Geistlicher Kramer-Laden voller apostolischen Wahren und Wahrheiten / Das ist: e. reicher Vorrath allerley Predigen, welche an vielen Orten, meistens aber zu Wienn in Oesterreich gehalten worden / von P. Abraham a S. Clara. Published: Nurnberg : Weigel, 1710. Language: German Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 632 S., [8] FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure pigskin binding Pages: complete with all 632 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Nurnberg : Weigel, 1710. Size: ~7.75in X 6.5in (19.5cm x 16.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $599 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Régence ornament ontwerpen - Jean Bérain, 1710.

      R?gence ornament ontwerpenHandgekleurde kopergravures vervaardigd in 1710 door meester graveur en ornamentontwerper Jean B?rain de Oudere (1640 -1711). Afkomstig uit Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d'Apollon, au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand appartement du Roy, au Palais des Tuileries.B?rain vestigde zich in Paris in 1663. Een jaar later werd hij benoemd tot 'Dessinateur de la Chambre et du Cabinet du Roi? aan het hof van Lodewijk de XIV. Vanaf 1677 had hij werkkamers en een appartement in de Galeries du Louvre naast meubelmaker Andr? Charles Boulle, waarvoor hij vele ontwerpen maakt. Na het overlijden van schilder Charles Le Brun, kreeg B?rain de opdracht het exterieur van de schepen van de koning te vorm te geven. Zijn eerste ontwerpen voor koninklijke interieurs dateren uit 1682-84.De B?rainesque stijl van repeterende lijnen en speelse groteske fantasie?n vormden een belangrijk onderdeel van de R?gence stijl, die leidde tot de Franse rococo. Het monumentale maakt daarbij plaats voor luchtigheid en tederheid. B?rains invloed reikte verder dan het Franse hof. Gravures van zijn ontwerpen worden door Europa verspreid en leggen de basis voor stijlontwikkelingen in met name in de lage landen, Duitsland en Londen.Prijs: ?875 (per stuk, incl. lijst).

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        Einleitung zu der Vernunfft-Lehre, Worinnen durch eine leichte und allen vernünfftigen Menschen () der Weg gezeiget wird, ohne die Syllogistica, das wahre, wahrscheinliche und falsche voneinander zu entscheiden und neue Wahrheiten zu erfinden. 4., correctere Auflage.

      8 Bl., 70 (recte 72), 203 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit handschriftlichem Rtit. (gering fleckig). Lieberwirth 52. - Beigebunden: Ders., Ausübung der Vernunfft-Lehre, Oder: Kurtze, deutliche und wohlgegründete Handgriffe, wie man sich in seinem Kopffe aufräumen und zu Erforschung der Wahrheit geschickt machen. (3. Auflage). Halle 1710. 12 Bl., 295 S. - Lieberwirth 55. - Spiegel gestempelt. Vorsatz mit Eckabschnitt. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Delineatio Ichno Graphica Eigentlicher Grund Ri

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Gottfried Kr

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        COSWIG. "Cosswick". Gesamtansicht

      - Kol. Kupferstich aus J.Chr. Beckmann, Zerbst, 1710, 32 x 45 cm. Die sch

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        Mappa Geographica Exactissima Continens Imperatoris Haereditarum Dominium Silesiam nec non eiusdem Provincias interiores Ducatus Comitatus, Baronatus etc. edente Petro Schenck Cum Privilegio Ord. Genral. Holland et West-Frisiae.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Petrus Schenk in Amsterdam, 1710, 49 x 57 Koeman Bd. III, S. 121, 66. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Schlesien mit dem Gebiet Warschau, Krakau, Prag und Frankfurt/Oder. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche mit Putte. - Sehr sch

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        Gesamtansicht mit dekorativer Schiffstaffage im Vordergrund ('Tripoli Ville considerable en Affrique sur les c

      - kolorierter Kupferstich b. Antoine Aveline in Paris, um 1710, 34 x 52 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 58 (Antoine I Aveline, 1662-1712).

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        Mailändische Feldzug

      1710. Rara pianta della Lombardia, incentrata su Milano e i territori limitrofi, edita dall'editore Christopher Riegel tra il 1702 e il 1714 circa. Titolo in alto a sinistra, entro ovale sorretto da aquile, entro cornice. Legenda in basso a sinistra, 2 scale grafiche in basso a sinistra, entro cornice. Margine graduato; senza reticolato. Incisione su rame, coloritura tipografica, una macchia in corrispondenza dell'angolo superiore sinistro, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Norimberga Nurnberg 420 350

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        Nucleus institutionum imperialium in utilitatem studiosae nobilitatis editus [...].

      8. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 8 Bll., 416 S., 2 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe dieses äußerst seltenen Werkes über KVK weltweit nur drei Exemplare nachweisbar (zwei in Deutschland u. eines in Kanada). - Der Jurist Joseph Balthasar Winckler (1710-1785) war Professor in Graz. - Einband etw. berieben u. fleckig. Kl. Namensstempel a. Vorsatzblatt. Ein Bl. mit geklebtem Einriß. Etw. gebräunt. -

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        DUCATUS MEDIOLANI UNA CUM CONFINYS ACCURATA TABULA EXIBITUS AUCTUS ET EMENDATUS.

      1710. Carta della Lombardia, parte della Liguria e Piemonte, in coloritura coeva.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 11; Verga, n. 164; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1945; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 38; tav. p. 39

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        An Address to the Jews by John Xeres: Containing His Reasons for Leaving the Jewish, and Embracing the Christian Religion

      Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Anthony Barker, at St. Laurence-Lane End in Cheapside, 1710. 115 pp. 1p, Advertisement "Books printed for Anthony Barker" Octavo original brown sheep over stiff boards, re-backed (some time ago) to style, lettered in gilt on burgundy spine label "The author writes this book to persuade other Jews that Jesus Christ truly is their savior, and urges them to convert to the Christian faith. Xeres tells us that he was from a family of Spanish Jewish origin living in North African Saphia. He opens his book by addressing John, Archbishop of York (John Sharp, 1643-1714) and thanks him for sponsoring Xeres' own conversion. There is also a testimonial signed by seven British merchants who trade in "Barbary" telling the reader that the author (who is here called Jonah Ben Jacob Xeres) was employed by them in their establishment in North AFrica. ...persuaded by them at the age of about 25 that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah. Xeeres then proceeded to England, they say, where he adopted Christianity with the aid of the learned Reverend Dr. Allix, who himself then tetifies briefly that Xeres is learned not only in the Old Testament, but also in the Jewish Talmud. The degree of the author's erudition is important because Jewish Converst to Christianity were commonly dismissed as being deficient in learning. Some rubbing of edges, title page with small nicks at lower edge Dedication leaf with inscription of William Worsley dated 1753. Rear flyleaf and pastedown with doodles and one inscription in Hebrew [ST10863a]

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        Brevis descriptio machinae arithmeticae, cum figura.

      Berlin: Johann Christian Papen, 1710. First edition, rare, of this milestone in computer history, Leibniz's description of his famous calculating machine, the first stepped-drum calculator, and the first machine that could perform multiplication and division. "Leibniz studied Morland's and Pascal's various designs and set himself the task of constructing a more perfect and efficient machine. To begin with, he improved Pascal's device by adding a stepped-cylinder to represent the digits 1 through 9 ... In 1694, Leibniz built his calculating machine, which was far superior to Pascal's and was the first general purpose calculating device able to meet the major needs of mathematicians and bookkeepers" (Rosenberg, The Computer Prophets, p 48). "[He] invented a device now known as the Leibniz wheel and still in use in some machines . The mechanism enabled him to build a machine which surpassed Pascal's in that it could do not only addition and subtraction fully automatically but also multiplication and division. Leibniz's device enabled his machine to perform the operation of multiplication automatically by repeated additions. His idea was apparently re-invented in 1820 by Charles Xavier de Colmar" (Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to Neumann, p. 7). Although Leibniz demonstrated his machine before the Royal Society and elsewhere, no description of it appeared in print until in the present form. It is contained in the first volume of the journal of the Berlin Academy of Science, which Leibniz founded. Although the volume is naturally present in some institutional holdings, it is absent from many, and is very rare on the market. It contains several other important papers by Leibniz on mathematics and physics (see Ravier for a full list). "In 1673 German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz made a drawing of his calculating machine mechanism. Using a stepped drum, the Leibniz 'Stepped Reckoner', mechanized multiplication as well as addition by performing repetitive additions. The stepped-drum gear, or 'Leibniz Wheel', was the only workable solution to certain calculating machine problems until about 1875. The technology remained in use through the early 1970s in the Curta hand-held calculator. Leibniz first published a brief illustrated description of his machine in 'Brevis descriptio machinae arithmeticae, cum figura. . . ,' Miscellanea Berolensia ad incrementum scientiarum (1710), 317-19. The lower portion of the frontispiece of the journal volume also shows a tiny model of Leibniz's calculator. Because Leibniz had only a wooden model and two working metal examples of the machine made, one of which was lost, his invention of the stepped reckoner was primarily known through the 1710 paper and other publications. Nevertheless, the machine became well-enough known to have great influence. "Leibniz conceived the idea of a calculating machine in the early 1670s with the aim of improving upon Blaise Pascal's calculator, the Pascaline. He concentrated on expanding Pascal's mechanism so it could multiply and divide. The first recorded indirect reference is in a letter from the French mathematician Pierre de Carcavy dated June 20, 1671 in which Pascal's machine is referred to as "la machine du temps passé." Leibniz demonstrated a wooden model of his calculator at the Royal Society of London on February 1, 1673, though the machine could not yet perform multiplication and division automatically. In a letter of March 26, 1673 to Johann Friedrich, where he mentioned the presentation in London, Leibniz described the purpose of the 'arithmetic machine' as making calculations "leicht, geschwind, gewiß" [sic], i.e., easy, fast, and reliable. Leibniz also added that theoretically the numbers calculated might be as large as desired, if the size of the machine was adjusted: "eine zahl von einer ganzen Reihe Ziphern, sie sey so lang sie wolle (nach proportion der größe der Maschine)" ("a number consisting of a series of figures, as long as it may be in proportion to the size of the machine"). "On July 14, 1674, Leibniz informed Henry Oldenburg, secretary of the Royal Society, that a new model had "at last been successfully completed" and was able to "produce a multiplication by making a few turns of a particular wheel, without any effort." The letter also refers to his good fortune in being able to entrust the work to the Parisian craftsman and clockmaker Olivier (or Ollivier: his first name does not seem to be known), 'a man who preferred fame to fortune' (quoted in M.R. Antognazzi. Leibniz: an intellectual biography [2009]). Leibniz showed off an improved version of the calculating machine at the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris on January 9, 1675, and on his final departure from Paris on October 4, 1676 took a further improved model to show Oldenburg in London. "After Leibniz's departure, work on the calculating machine continued under the supervision of his Danish friend Friedrich Adolf Hansen (1652-1711), and Leibniz continued to correspond with Olivier. The Leibniz archive includes three letters from Olivier, dated March 24 and July 29, 1677 and November 15, 1678; indeed Leibniz seems to have had some effort made to have Olivier called to Hanover to continue his work. After about 1678 work on the machine seems to have lapsed until Leibniz began to develop a new prototype in the early 1690s. At some point Leibniz's wooden model and his first metal machine were lost. The second machine, which was built from 1690 to 1720, is preserved in the Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek, Hanover. "On May 21, 2014 Christie's in London auctioned Leibniz's autograph draft contract between Leibniz's friend Adolf Hansen, acting on Leibniz's behalf and the clockmaker Olivier in Paris, for the construction of Leibniz's calculating machine. The 3.5 page contract written by Leibniz in French consisted of 20 numbered articles with some details of payments left blank. The contract was undated but Christie's assigned to it the date of circa 1677" (historyofinformation.com). "The contract comprises 20 meticulously detailed clauses, describing in detail the machine and the financial and practical arrangements for its construction: it is to produce numbers up to three figures; it is to be capable of multiplication and division, as well as addition and subtraction, with the mechanism (consisting of a system of fixed and mobile pieces, and equal and unequal cogs) described in detail, first for multiplication and division, then for addition and subtraction, noting that the operations should be effected immediately 'et non pas comme dans la machine du temps passé après un delay ou intervalle'; the machine is to be perfectly finished, made of iron or steel, and enclosed in 'une petite boëtte propre, à fin qu'il ne paroisse que ce qu'il faut pour l'opération'; the operation of the machine is then specified. The contract goes on to note that Olivier had previously agreed to construct such a machine in one or two months for a payment of 'cent écus blancs ou trois cens francs', part of which has been advanced, but that he had failed (in part because of illness) to give satisfaction; he now engages to complete the work in three months, with his goods as surety; and he is to show the progress of his work to Hansen, and inform Leibniz by letter, each week" (Catalogue of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books, Sale 1550, Christie's, King Street, London, 21 May 2014). Ravier 305; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 113. Pp. 317-319 and one folding plate in Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ...Complete journal volume, 4ot (206 x 160 mm), pp. [xxiv, including frontispiece], 394, with engraved allegorical frontispiece, and 31 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, capitals chipped, some wear to rear lower hinge, some sbrowning (as usual), Leibniz paper with less browning and plate of the calculator very nice, in all a very good and unsophisticated copy.

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        Das Churfürstliche Schloß Starenberg am Würmsee.

      - Kupferstich v. Michael Wening aus "Historico topographica descriptio Bavariae" b. Rentamt München, um 1710, 26 x 71,5 cm. M 193. Ansicht auf das Schloss und den Ort vom Starnberger See her. Prächtige Staffage der Flotte der kurfürstlichen Lustschiffahrt mit dem "Bucentaurus" auf dem See. Links im Hintergrund die Alpen. In der linken oberen Ecke das bayrische Wappen.- Leichte Falten. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich. Starnberg.: Das Churfuerstliche Schloß Starenberg am Wuermsee [The electoral royal castle of Starnberg near Wuermsee]. Copperplate engraving by Michael Wening from "Historico topographica descriptio Bavariae" pub. by Rentamt Muenchen, 1710, 26 x 71,5 cm. JPEG pictures upon request. M 193. View from lake Starnberg of the castle and the village. Magnificent staffage of the fleet of the electoral royal pleasure boating with the "Bucentaurus" on the lake. The Alps in the left background. In the left upper edge the Bavarian crest.- Slight creases.

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        Der Anfangs-Gründe aller mathematischen Wissenschaften. Neue, verbesserte und vermehrte Aufage. 4 Bände Frankfurt u. Leipzig (bzw. Halle), Renger 1750. 8°. 15 Bll., 510 S.; (511-) 942 S.; (943-) 1542 S.; (1543-) 1934 S, 25 Bll., 178 S., 6 Bll., mit gest. Porträt u. 121 (gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Ldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Poggendorff II, 1355 - vgl. Cantor III, 271 u. Kästner I, 21.- Reich illustrierte Ausgabe des bekannten Lehrwerkes, vollständig in 4 Bänden (erstmals 1710 erschienenes Gesamtkompendium zur mathematischen Wissenschaft).- Behandelt: I: Rechen-Kunst; Geometrie (25 Kupfer), Trigonometrie (4 K.), Bau-Kunst (30 K.); Artillerie oder Geschütz-Kunst (7 K.), Fortification oder Kriegs-Baukunst (13 K.), Mechanik (6 K.), Hydrostatik (1 K.), Aerometrie (1 K.), Hydraulik (3 K.); Optik, Catoptrik, Dioptrik und Perspektive (7 K.), sphärische Trigonometrie (1 K.), Astronomie (8 K.), Geographie (1 K.), Chronologie, Gnomonik (3 K.); Algebra, Differential- und Integral-Rechnung (11 Kupfer).- Mit einem Gesamt-Register sowie mit separatem Titelblatt: "Kurzer Unterricht von den Vornehmsten Mathematischen Schriften" im 4. Band.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben u. mit kl. Wurmspuren, bei Bd. 3 oberes Kapital etw. beschädigt.

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        STATUS MEDIOLANENSIS NEC NON DUCATUUM MANTUAE, MODENAE, PARMAE, UT ET GENUENSIS REIPUBLICAE; SUIS CUM FINITIMIS DOMINIIS ACCURATISSIMA DELINEATIO.

      1710. Carta dell'Italia nord Ovest in bella coloritua ceva,Bibliografia: Motta, p. 11; Verga, n. 164; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1945; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 38; tav. p. 39

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        Mémoires abrégez des généralités du Royaume de France, première partie, contenant l' Histoire du Gouvernement de la France, depuis l'établissement de la monarchie.

      (vers 1710). ____ Ce manuscrit n'a été que très partiellement publié. D'après Renée Simon, l'édition qui a été faite de l'Histoire de l'ancien gouvernement de la France, parue pour la première fois en 1727, ne contient qu'environ 1/5e du traité complet. "J'ai cru qu'une histoire de France, qui proposerait plutôt celle du génie des Princes et du Gouvernement de la Nation que celle des événemens la plupart déjà assez connus, aurait l'avantage de la singularité & celui de l'utilité." (Préface). Cette histoire de France s'arrête à Hugues Capet. "On trouve dans ces différents ouvrages historiques une curieuse galerie de portraits de nos rois ; on en détacherait aisément un florilège qui ne manquerait point d'intérêt. Le 'génie des des princes' y est pénétré de telle sorte qu'il se traduit en analyses inoubliables. On dirait parfois que l'auteur hésite à formuler son opinion ; posant différents jugements sur la religion de Clovis, il développe le pour et le contre, et ne conclut pas : 'Le christianisme de Clovis est regardé par les uns comme un effet miraculeux de la grâce divine et par les autres comme l'un de ces coups de politique qui ne sont mis en usage que pour tromper les peuples...' (R. Simon) Reliure aux armes de Samuel Bernard, célèbre financier, qui connaissait l'auteur, puisque son fils Gabriel Bernard de Rieux épousa la fille de Boulainvilliers. Renée Simon, Henry de Boulainviller, historien, politique, philosophe, astrologue, page 131 et suivantes. R. Simon, A la recherche d'un homme et d'un auteur p. 8. Ollivier, Armorial du bibliophile, fer 1042. Coiffes rognées, mais assez bel exemplaire avec une illustre provenance. *****. In-4. [280 x 214 mm] Collation : 941 pp. Veau blond, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, armes de Samuel Bernard frappées sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Comitatus Zelandiae Tabula emendata a Frederico De Wit amstelodami. - ex Officina P. Mortier':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Frederick de Wit b. Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam, 1710, 46 x 54 Blonk & Blonk-van der Wijst, Zelandia Comitatus, Nr. 45.4. - 4. Zustand der de Wit Zeeland-Karte. - Oben links Titelkartusche und Meilenzeigerkartusche.

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        An Address to the Jews by John Xeres: Containing His Reasons for Leaving the Jewish, and Embracing the Christian Religion

      Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Anthony Barker, at St. Laurence-Lane End in Cheapside, London 1710 - 115 pp. 1p, Advertisement "Books printed for Anthony Barker" Octavo. original brown sheep over stiff boards, re-backed (some time ago) to style, lettered in gilt on burgundy spine label. Dedication leaf with inscription of William Worsley dated 1753. Rear flyleaf and pastedown with doodles and one inscription in Hebrew. "The author writes this book to persuade other Jews that Jesus Christ truly is their savior, and urges them to convert to the Christian faith. Xeres tells us that he was from a family of Spanish Jewish origin living in North African Saphia. He opens his book by addressing John, Archbishop of York (John Sharp, 1643-1714) and thanks him for sponsoring Xeres' own conversion. There is also a testimonial signed by seven British merchants who trade in "Barbary" telling the reader that the author (who is here called Jonah Ben Jacob Xeres) was employed by them in their establishment in North AFrica. .persuaded by them at the age of about 25 that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah. Xeeres then proceeded to England, they say, where he adopted Christianity with the aid of the learned Reverend Dr. Allix, who himself then tetifies briefly that Xeres is learned not only in the Old Testament, but also in the Jewish Talmud. The degree of the author's erudition is important because Jewish Converst to Christianity were commonly dismissed as being deficient in learning. [ST10863a]. Some rubbing of edges, title page with small nicks at lower edge [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: "Information for William Nairn of Dunsinnan, commissar clerk of Edinburgh, against Mr. David Ramsay writer to the signet...".

      1710. Account of the legal dispute between Dunsinnan and Ramsay over the estate of Thomas Young, which included "Fourty Bolls Bear and Malt"; executory principles are addressed. This is a scarce document, with => no copies listed by ESTC, WorldCat, or NUC Pre-1956.

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        Novissima et Accuratissima Delineatio Romae veteris et novae. In Viatorum usum et commoditatem excusa

      1710. "Pianta prospettica di Roma alla fine del XVII secolo, corredata della rubrica delle chiese di Roma, dei palazzi e collegi, pubblicata da Pieter Vander AA intorno al 1710. La pianta deriva dalla ""pianta grande"" di di Giovanni Battista Falda del 1676. La prima edizione di questa lastra fu pubblicata ad Amsterdam da Johannes De Ram, ad Amsetrdam, intorno al 1681; una seconda edizione fu curata da Jacques de la Feuille, nel 1691, sempre ad Amsterdam Rispetto all'edizione del La Feville, quest'ultima curata da Pieter Vander AA presenta le seguenti variazioni: l'imprint di de la Feville, in basso al centro, è sostituito da quello di Vander AA; nel titolo, la sottoscrizione dell'editore: ""Auctore lacobo de la Feuille"" è sostituita dalla scritta: ""in viatorum usum et commoditatem excusa""; lo stemma di Innocenzo XII (1691 -1700) è sostituito dallo stemma di Clemente XI (1700-1721). Anche la parte allegorico-ornamentale, incisa a bulino, è tratta dalla ""pianta grande"" del Falda: il gruppo con le figure simboliche della Chiesa romana e della Giustizia ne riproduce fedelmente anche le sottoscrizioni di Pietro Aquila (incisore) e di Carlo Maratta (disegnatore) collocate - sia nel prototipo del Falda che nella stampa qui descritta - nel tempietto accanto alla Chiesa romana: ""Car Maratti in et delin Piet Aquila inc"". Acquaforte e bulino, impressi su carta vergata coeva, lieve brunitura ai marigini, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione." "Perspective map of Rome at the end of the seventeenth century, with a key of Rome's churches, palaces and colleges, edited by Pieter Vander AA, in 1710 circa. The map is based on ""pianta grande"" by Giovanni Battista Falda 1676. The plate was published for the first time in Amsterdam by Johannes de Ram, around 1681. A second edition was edited by Jacques de la Feuille, in 1691. Compared with the La Feville's plate, this one shows the following changes: the imprint of the La Feville, to the bottom center, is replaced by that of Vander AA; in the title, the subscription publisher: ""Auctore lacobo de la Feuille"" is replaced by the words: ""in viatorum usum et commoditatem excusa""; the coat of arms of Pope Innocent XII (1691 -1700) is replaced by the emblem of Clement XI (1700-1721). The allegorical-ornamental engraved figures, are taken from the ""pianta grande"" by Falda, as well: the group with the symbolic figures of the Roman Church and Justice faithfully reproduces the subscriptions of Pietro Aquila (engraver) and Carlo Maratta ( designer) placed on the temple next to the Roman Church: ""Car Maratti in et delin Piet Aquila inc"". Etching and engraving, printed on contemporary laid paper, minor browning, otherwise in good condition." Leida Leyden Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, I, p. 224 (CLXI), Scaccia Scarafoni, Le piante di Roma, n. 199,209 595 497

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        Postill oder Auslegung der Fest- und Feyrtaeglichen Evangelien durch das gantze Jar/ Sambt Außfuehrlicher Erklaerung der Historien vom Leyden und Sterben Christi. Item: Vierzehen Predigen von der H. Communion in einer und beyder Gestallt. Deßgleichen ein nuetzliches Register der fuernembsten Stellen/ dem Christlichen Leser zu gutem

      Nikolaus Heinrich 1710 Nikolaus Heinrich, München, (1710). 8 Blatt, 1043 S., 6 (von 7) Blatt Index mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten, original geprägter Pergament auf Holzdeckeln mit 4 Schmuckbünden und 2 Messingschließern, quart, (berieben und bestoßen/Einbandkanten mit Lederfehlstellen/teils stockfleckig/Titel und letzte Indexseite fehlen/etwas wasserrändig/unteres Kapital ausgebrochen)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Theologie,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        The Visions of Sir Heister Ryley: with other Entertainments. Vol. I: nos. 1-80, August 21 1710 - Feb. 21 1710 (i.e. 1711).

      1710-11 320pp, double-column text. 4to. Occasional repairs to worming in fore-edge margins. Rebound in half calf, marbled boards. v.g.See ESTC P1994; ESTC T177355 is the reissue in book form with 12pp prelims. A thrice-weekly essay paper imitating The Tatler

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        Voyages et Avantures de Jaques Massé.

      Bordeaux: chez Jacques l'Aveugle, 1710. Duodecimo, with woodcut device on title; contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition (Rosenberg edition 'A'), of this important imaginary voyage to Australia: a 'landmark' in the development of the French voyage novel (Atkinson). Friederich comments that the importance of mining and irrigation to the Australians makes it the only work 'to foreshadow what has actually come to pass in modern Australia'.Tyssot de Patot was a well-known Huguenot free-thinker, whose writings were a continual source of scandal: Voltaire thought that he had 'carried the torch of discord into their homeland'. Certainly the antagonistically anti-religious stance of this novel created much ill-feeling. Atkinson comments that because 'open criticism of the Bible is so frequent' he will have to content himself with listing just a few of the more extreme examples.Nonetheless, Atkinson's positive summary gives a good sense of the importance of the work: 'a close following of accounts of real travellers, such as Dellon, Tavernier, Mocquet, and Lahontan. There is nothing fantastic, unbelievable or overdrawn in the descriptions of the Austral continent... the realistic presentation of the story, in particular the detailed account of the adventurer's camp in the Austral continent, the building of a raft, and the descriptions of plants and trees, may be compared favourably to similar passages in the Robinson Crusoe of later date... '.Massé shipwrecks on the Southern continent at '44 South latitude, almost at the point where Kerguelen Island will be found to be on modern maps' (Atkinson). Whilst most of the survivors of the wreck are content to maintain a large presence on the coast, Massé and his friend Moret travel inland where they settle in an enormous and well-organised utopia, 'a plentiful, fruitful country, a land of blessing and peace ... where human blood is sacred and safe from the rage and tyranny of great men'. They become so enamoured of their Australian hosts that they abjure their faith and their European heritage, and it is only when Moret is betrayed by his liaison with a treacherous queen that they reluctantly flee, escaping rather fortuitously by a subterranean river which deposits them close by the original settlement. They remain besieged in the camp for another twelve years before they are finally picked up by a Portuguese ship.The question of editions has been thoroughly investigated by Aubrey Rosenberg (Tyssot de Patot and his work 1655-1738, The Hague, 1972), in an attempt to clarify the four editions purporting to be published in 1710 (three by the same publisher). He argues that none of the four were published in 1710, and that this edition, with an armillary sphere device on the title with its base pointing to the left, was probably published between 1714 and 1717, and is the true first edition of the work. As Rosenberg points out, this research dispels the notion that after a flurry of editions, interest in Tyssot died out: in fact, the staggered publications argue a sustained interest in the work throughout the eighteenth century.This copy has the bookplate of a Yorkshire-man, James Hustler, dated 1730. Extremities slightly rubbed, rebacked, corners reinforced, a very good copy.

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        A General Treatise of the Dominion of the Sea . . . With Several Discourses about the Jurisdiction and manner of Proceeding in the Admiralty of England . . . [with] Several Eminent Lawyers Opinions in important Marine Cases [etc.]. Third Edition

      Printed for the Executors of J. Nicholson [etc.]. One of the few substantial early works in English on maritime law, particularly valuable for its translations of the French laws of Louis XIV, the Rhodian sea laws, those of Oleron and Wisbuy and of the Hanse towns; with the folding frontispiece. Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, the original extra gilt spine laid down, some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy. Printed for the Executors of J. Nicholson [etc.], London, 1710?].

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        Legal provisions for the poor:

      12mo., (12)2423-494(44)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, contemporary blind-ruled calf. A fine, crisp, copy.Publisher: [London] In the Savoy: printed by John Nutt, assignee of Edward Sayer Esq; for John Walthoe.Year: 1710Edition: First edition: rare. ESTC & OCLC together find copies at only 14 libraries altogether (viz. 4 in Brit. Isles10 in N.America). Not in Bodleian or Cambridge. Goldsmiths 4633. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.386#6. Hanson 1267.

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        Callipædia: or, the art of getting pretty children. In four books. Translated from the original Latin of Claudius Quilletus. By several hands

      First Edition London Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross Keys between the Two Temple Gates in Fleetstreet 1710 Small 8vo: [16],72,[8]pp,complete with all five full-page engravings by Elisha Kirkall (often lacking, as ikn the B.M. copy: Foxon speculates the plates were not ready when the poem was published). Contemporary speckled sheep with a handsome patina, boards framed with a single gilt fillet, spine in six compartments between by raised bands, recent morocco lettering piece gilt. Rubbing and scuffs to boards and spine, joints skillfully repaired, binding now sturdy and secure. Pages generally clean, with the plates in deep, rich impressions. Completely unsophisticated, and charmingly so. Case 253. Foxon O142Very Good First Edition in English, the translation of which, from the French, is attributed in subsequent editions to William Oldisworth. First published in Leiden (1655), followed by Latin version (London, 1708). This French abbe Claude Quillet's poem concerns not only raising children but also choosing the right wife, and offers thoughts on marriage, divided into four books: "The First treats of the Nature and Variety of Beauty, and of the Choice of a Wife. The Second, of Marriage and Enjoyment, with Laws and Rules relating to both, from Nature and Astrology. The Third, of Conception, and Imagination. The Fourth and Last, of the Beauty of the Mind, of Education and Virtue, and of the Variety of Climes, Customs, and Manners." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Mémoires abrégez des généralités du Royaume de France, première partie, contenant l' Histoire du Gouvernement de la France, depuis l'établissement de la monarchie.

      (vers 1710). ____ Ce manuscrit n'a été que très partiellement publié. D'après Renée Simon, l'édition qui a été faite de l'Histoire de l'ancien gouvernement de la France, parue pour la première fois en 1727, ne contient qu'environ 1/5e du traité complet. "J'ai cru qu'une histoire de France, qui proposerait plutôt celle du génie des Princes et du Gouvernement de la Nation que celle des événemens la plupart déjà assez connus, aurait l'avantage de la singularité & celui de l'utilité." (Préface). Cette histoire de France s'arrête à Hugues Capet. "On trouve dans ces différents ouvrages historiques une curieuse galerie de portraits de nos rois ; on en détacherait aisément un florilège qui ne manquerait point d'intérêt. Le 'génie des des princes' y est pénétré de telle sorte qu'il se traduit en analyses inoubliables. On dirait parfois que l'auteur hésite à formuler son opinion ; posant différents jugements sur la religion de Clovis, il développe le pour et le contre, et ne conclut pas : 'Le christianisme de Clovis est regardé par les uns comme un effet miraculeux de la grâce divine et par les autres comme l'un de ces coups de politique qui ne sont mis en usage que pour tromper les peuples... ' (R. Simon) Reliure aux armes de Samuel Bernard, célèbre financier, qui connaissait l'auteur, puisque son fils Gabriel Bernard de Rieux épousa la fille de Boulainvilliers. Renée Simon, Henry de Boulainviller, historien, politique, philosophe, astrologue, page 131 et suivantes. R. Simon, A la recherche d'un homme et d'un auteur p. 8. Ollivier, Armorial du bibliophile, fer 1042. Coiffes rognées, mais assez bel exemplaire avec une illustre provenance. *****. In-4. [280 x 214 mm] Collation : 941 pp. Veau blond, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, armes de Samuel Bernard frappées sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire chronologique de la grande chancellerie de France.

      Chez Pierre Emery. New expanded edition the first two volumes with large tables, published at the request of Chancellor. The original appeared for the first time in 1676, it was continued in this edition by René Le Comte to vouchers for the 1676-1705 contemporary, further material collated by Tessereau was completely redesigned for this new edition. Full brown sheepskin time. Back to six nerves ornate coffered and gilded finials, as well as parts of title and volume numbers of red morocco. All slices speckled red. Faded back (no caps and lack of sheepskin). Scuffs and corners bumped. Bookplate pasted on the time contreplats. Major source on the history of the Chancellery in France; it is as old as the monarchy was constituted by the body of Chancellors such as the Chancellor, the Keeper of the Seals, large audienciers, secretary of the king of great college, treasurers, controllers, wax heater and other officers ( Chancery no longer today that the Department of Justice). Tessereau has assembled a valuable piece for the historian of the officers of the Chancery, their functions and prerogatives of the various embassies in the kingdom ... It is more of a compilation and publication of documents of a historian's work, the book is not less important. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Pierre Emery à Paris 1710 in-folio (26x38,5cm) (8) 787pp. (112) et (4) 553pp. (57) 2 volumes reliés

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        DISSERTATIO DE LIBRIS N.T. CANONIS CONSTITUTIONE, ET S. TEXTUS N. FOEDERIS AD NOSTRA USQUE TEMPORA HISTORIA.

      Amsttelodamii rt prosat Lipsiæ, 1710. (18)+ 168+[2]+632 pages pp. With engraved Titelvignet and titelengraving. Bound in a contemporary full vellum with rest of old caligrafed titel on spine, only smaller wear, generally fine and clean, Folio. 17020711

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        Les vrayes centuries et prophéties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus Où l'on voit représenté tout ce qui s'est passé tant en France, Espagne, Italie, Allemagne, Angleterre, qu'aux autres parties du monde. Revues & corrigées suivant les premières éditions ... avec la vie de l'auteur & plusieurs de ces centuries expliquées par un savant de ce temps.

      Rouen, Jean B. Besongne, 1710. ____ Illustré par un frontispice gravé, deux portraits gravés sur bois (un de Nostradamus et l'autre de Henri IV), et trois autres portraits plus petits dans le texte. A la fin :" Remarques curieuses sur les centuries de Michel Nostradamus. Benazra, Répertoire chronologique nostradamique p. 290. Tout petit accroc à la coiffe, mais bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (34), 216 pp. Basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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