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        La Sainte Bible, qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament. Revue sur les textes Hebreux et Grecs. WITH: Les Livres Apocryphes. WITH: Les Pseaumes de David, Mis en Vers François, Revus et Approuvez par le Synode Walon des Provinces-Unies. WITH: Indice pour trouver les Pseaumes et Les Formes divers. Nouvelle Edition.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, & Pierre Brunel/Pseaumes: Amsterdam, Herman Uytwerf 1712/Pseaumes: 1729. H. 25,5 x B. 21 x D. 8,5 cm. (frontispiece, 6) 880, 158, 283 (4), 282 p. Contemporary Leather, 4° (with gilt 'L'Eglise Walonne 1776 on front cover. Occas. stains, spine repaired, new endpapers, missing frontispice and last page off the formulars behind the psalms).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        An impartial enquiry into the management of the war in Spain : by the ministry at home, and into the conduct of those generals, to whose care the same has been committed abroad. Collected from many original letters and Councils of War.: .never Published before. Together with an account of the several embarkations, both of British and Foreign Troops, that have been sent to Spain or Portugal for the Support of the Present War.

      London : printed, and sold by John Morphew, near Stationers-Hall 1712 - Physical desc. : [8],265,139p. ; 19cm. Subjects: Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714 - Finance - Great Britain. Great Britain - History - Anne, 1702-1714. Errata slip mounted verso preface. Anonymous - by Martin Bladen. Sometimes also attributed to Abel Boyer. ESTC citation no. : T117614. Referenced by: Goldsmiths', 4959. Very good copy in the original full, blind-tooled aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with a matching brown leather, gilt-blocked title label. Raised bands. Panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age. Previous owner's inscriptions to ffep. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 265 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is fully handled all that relates to Fine Gardens, commonly called Pleasure-Gardens, as Parterres, Groves, Bowling-Greens, &c. Containing divers Plans, and general Dispositions of Gardens.... With the manner of laying out the Grounds, cutting the Terrasses... the method of Planting, and raising, in little time, all the Plants requisite in Fine Gardens... Done from the French Original, printed at Paris, Anno 1709. By John James of Greenwich.

      London, Printed by Geo. James, 1712. 4to (252 x 200mm). pp.(16), 218, (2), with 32 double- or folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borderlines with coronet corner-pieces (old repair to hinges). Rare first English edition of Dezallier d'Argenville's 'La théorie et la pratique du jardinage', which was published anonymously in 1709 like the present first English edition. The most important work on garden design in the eighteenth century, with plates after designs by Alexandre Le Blond. The work popularized the manner of Le Nôtre and his school in the laying out of ornamental gardens: parterres, bosquets, fountains, basins, and cascades. André Le Nôtre (1613-1700) designed or redesigned the gardens of Versailles, the Tuileries and Fontainebleau. The book ran to 11 editions, in three languages. "The English version of d'Argenville's work first appeared in London in 1712. The translator was the noted London architect John James... It is well produced on good quality paper and profusely illustrated, the plates being the same as those in the original French work, but re-engraved by Michael van der Gucht... 'The theory and practice of gardening' deals fully with the design and formation of fine gardens, commonly called pleasure-gardens.. [and] must have been the inspiration of many formal gardens designed in England during the early part of the eighteenth century..."(Henry II, p. 493-495). A fine copy in a beautiful contemporary binding of noble provenance.//Henry 1426 & II pp. 491-495.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Large Animal Internal Medicine(TitleLanguage) Large Animal Internal Medicine

      Elsevier, 2014-04-28. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pub Date: 2014-04-28 Pages: 1712 Language: English Publisher: Elsevier Large Animal Internal Medicine. 4th Edition features a problem-based approach with discussions of over 150 clinical signs This is the first internal medicine reference that enables you to efficiently. diagnose horses. cattle. sheep. and goats based on clinical observation and laboratory and diagnostic testing. With this user-friendly format. you can find essential information about specific diseases and reach a diagnosis b... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Le misantrope contenant Des Réfléxions Critiques, Satyriques & Comiques, sur les défauts des hommes. [Le misantrope pour l'année M.DCC.XI.; Le misantrope de l'ann'e M.DCC.XII. ]

      A La Haye, Chez T. Johnson, MDCCXI, MDCCXII (1712-1713)., 1713. Book. Good. Hardcover. 2 volumes in 1 ; 17 cm. ; OCLC: 43360329 ; contemporary banded leather, peeling at spine ; This is the complete collection of the 85 issued numbers of van Effen's Le Misantrope, considered the first magazine to be published in Europe, patterned on that of The Spectator of Addison and Steele ; Justus van Effen was born in Utrecht, and after a botched attempt to complete a scientific degree at the University of Utrecht, as well as a couple of wild love affairs, he made his way to London where he spent much time in the company of the literary circles that frequented the then-scandalous coffee houses ; upon his return to the Netherlands, he eventually makes his way to the Hague, where he is employed for a time. Here he publishes the magazine in numbers written anonymously, selling for half a stuiver. Although the magazine fails after just two years, and van Effen goes on to publish other, more lavish serial publications, this remains his most important contribution. After much acclaim in his later years, and after arranging for the livelihood of his mistress and illegitimate children by a deathbed marriage, van Effen died of cancer in Den Bosch on September 18, 1735 ; G.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World , Perform'd in the Years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 171. Containing a Journal of all memorable Transactions during the said voyage ... A description of the American Coasts, from Tierra del Fuego to California... An Account is given of Mr Alexander Selkirk... during the four years and four months he lived upon the uninhabited Island of Jaun Ferandes

      London: B. Lintot and R. Gosling, A. Bettesworth and W. Innys, 1712. Octavo, with two folding maps and eighteen plates and plans; early panelled calf, in excellent condition including folding aerial plan of the Peruvian capital Cusco. William Dampier's last voyage. First edition of a famous English buccaneering voyage, prepared to beat Woodes Rogers' personal account to the market. This cruise was the last voyage of William Dampier: 'the expedition of 1709 and 1710 had been proposed by Dampier, but he 'was in such reduced circumstances as to engage himself [as] pilot on board the Duke' (Burney). Cooke was second captain on the {i Dutchess} which accompanied Captain Woodes Rogers's {i Duke} on a privateering voyage around the world. Amongst the work's wealth of detail are an account of the sacking of Puna and Guyaquil, the taking of an Acapulco prize ship, and a full translation (including extensive woodcut illustrations of coastal profiles) of a captured Spanish manuscript, effectively being a coasting pilot for the American coast from Tierra del Fuego to California. This was not printed in Rogers's account. Of great interest is the large and detailed folding map of the Amazon river and her tributaries. Cooke claims the map was drawn in 1707 by Jesuits and discovered aboard a Prize captured around that time (he does not specify if this occured during the cruising voyage of the {i Duke} and {i Dutchess).} It was on this voyage that the Scot Alexander Selkirk - the original for Defoe's {i Robinson Crusoe} - was picked up, and this work contains the first printed description of his four-year sojourn on the desolate Juan Fernández Island. Burney tried valiantly to stop the misconception that Selkirk had also been marooned by Dampier, but it makes too good a story. Selkirk was, nonetheless, familiar with Dampier and only agreed to sail once he had established that the famous buccaneer was solely the pilot and not the skipper. Howgego notes that after Selkirk had shipped as second mate on the {i Duke} he 'seemed to get on remarkably well with Dampier'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      London. 1712.. Two volumes. [24],456,[10, Index],[2, ads]pp. plus three folding maps and seventeen plates (numbered 1-16, plus one unnumbered plan); [8],xxiv,328,[8, Index]pp. plus five charts (three folding), two plates, three folding tables, and numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary paneled calf, expertly rebacked. Faded contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper of volume two, front flyleaf of volume two repaired, minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a custom half morocco slipcase. First edition of both volumes. Cooke was commander of one of the ships in the buccaneering expedition of Capt. Woodes Rogers which circumnavigated the globe, visited the coast of California in 1709, and preyed on Spanish shipping on the west coast of South America. There is an account of California, with a plate showing a native of the region. The expedition also put in at the island of Juan Fernandez, where they discovered the castaway, Alexander Selkirk, the prototype for Robinson Crusoe. The second volume includes a description, taken from a Spanish manuscript, of the west coast of America from Tierra del Fuego to California. A rush to issue an account of this voyage developed between the publishers of this narrative and that of Woodes Rogers. The first volume above is distinguished from the second edition by not having a volume number on the titlepage and having the text that was later duplicated in the second volume. An important buccaneering and Pacific voyage. HILL 372. HOWES C733, "b." SABIN 16303. NMM 1:99. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 77. STREETER SALE 2427.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The History of Joseph. A Poem. In Six Books. With Cuts proper to each Book

      London: Printed for James Knapton. 1712 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 192 x 115 mms., pp. [xii], 179 [180 adverts], engraved frontispiece and 5 other engraved plates (by Kirkall after F. Boitard), contemporary panelled calf; fore-margins of last blank leaves affected by damp with a little loss, last two leaves of text slightly affected by damp but with no loss, front joint slightly cracked, upper rear joint slightly cracked, wear to top and base of spine. Inscribed on upper margin of recto of front free end-paper, "Tho. Bridgemans Book/ the Gift of Mr Webster/ 1728." The history of Joseph as related in Genesis in the Old Testament is one of its most powerful narratives; Rose suggests an analogy between Joseph's life and that of Jesus. Famously, Potiphar's wife, whose name history has never disclosed, tried to seduce him, and on the last occasion, Joseph rushed away, leaving her holding his robe. Rose relates her passion thus: "Not long, howe'er her casual Grief restrains/ Lover's stronger Passion struggling in her Veins./ The friendly Part dismiss'd, her Flame returns, And for her Slave, with other Cause, she mourns. His well-proportion'd Limbs, his manly Grace; His flowing Locks, and his Angelick Face,/ (Guiltless Incentives of her shameless Fault)/ Engage in base Designs her busie Thought./ Of her soft Sex she summons all the Art,/ In equal Ardours to inflame his Heart." Readers unfamiliar with the story will be pleased to hear that she is defeated "in all her lewd Designs"; alas for virtue, Joseph, well, I'm not giving away all the plot, but it's rather a good poem in heroic couplets.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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      London: Printed by Joseph Downing, 1712.. [2],66pp. Small quarto. Antique-style three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Text trimmed a bit close, shaving the bottom of five words on one page. Some light foxing. Very good. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with bookplate on front pastedown. Second edition of this collection, after the first of 1706. The Society was charged with propagating the gospel in many far-flung regions, including to the Indians of the British colonies in North America and to blacks in the West Indies. Included is the charter granted the Society by King William III, the Society's request for fit ministers to be sent abroad, a description of the qualifications of such ministers, the standing orders of the Society, and instructions for clergy and schoolmasters as to how they should comport themselves when on their missions. One chapter is devoted to prayers for schools in America. The final two chapters give a list of the members of the Society and a "Catalogue of the Missionaries Library." EUROPEAN AMERICANA and OCLC together locate only six copies of this second edition. A scarce and informative volume on the operations and philosophy of this important missionary organization. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 712/205. OCLC 228754493, 54182866, 460606759. SABIN 85934 (note).

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        t Hooge Heemraedschap van Delflant.

      [1712]., Delft, 1712 - Cruquius's large wall map of the Delft Region Oblong folio, (530 by 690mm), title, key sheet, and 25 engraved maps, lacking two title plates, half-calf over brown marbled paper boards. Beautifully engraved map, a reduced from of the wall map, of 't Hooge Heemraedschap van Delfland prepared by Nicolaas and Jacob Kruikius. Decorated with the Delfland coat of arms supported by 2 allegorical figures in its centre: 10 large coats of arms of the water district officials down the left and right sides, an elaborate compass rose (north above right): and pastoral scenes. It shows every city, town and village.The compass rose is remarkable, with a globe at its centre showing Africa, Europe and parts of Asia and South America: with gods representing the sun, moon and planets in the other seven: and a celestial map with figures representing signs of the zodiac between the points.The Delfland dike and water authorities commissioned the surveyors Nicolaas (1678-1754) and Jacob Kruikius (1684-1706) to produce the present map in 1701, and they devoted more than a decade to the task. By the mid-century only one of the original dike and water authorities remained in office. The main map was not revised, but the overview map was replaced with a newly drawn and engraved one, ordered in 1750. °Postma, Kruikius\' Kaart van Delfland 1712

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        Dictionaire hébraique contenant toutes les origines, des mots hébreux tant primitifs que dérivez, du Vieux Testament: avec des observations philologiques et théologiques.: Traduit en Francois & augmenté de diverses remarques par Mr. Louis de Wolzogue.

      Wetstein, Amsterdam. 1712 - Frontespizio a due colori e antiporta inciso in rame con motivi dell’antico testamento. Esemplare fresco con bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con dorso a quattro nervi. Per ciascuna voce nome ebraico seguito dalla pronuncia e dalla descrizione. Raro. Formato: [18], 830, [48] p., [1] c. di tav., 23 cm, piena pelle con tassello con titoli in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, limitati difetti al dorso soprattutto alla cerniera anteriore, manca la sguardia anteriore.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Elementa Geographiae Generalis, Triplici Sectione Exposita, I. Praeliminaris naturam & constitutionem, itemque studii istiussara monstrat. II. Doctrinalis assections ejus demonstrat, & III. Artificialis objecti repraesentationem commonstrat. Cum Praestatione, Figuris aeneis, & indice.

      Dominicus a Sande, Frankfurt 1712 - First Edition, in Latin. 16mo (6.5 x 4.25 inches, 162 x 106mm); [14], 476, [38]pp., with a title-page vignettte of galleon in full sail, woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, and 25 full-page copper engraved plates. Bound in speckled paper-covered boards (scuffed with some loss on the edges, spine, and rear board); all edges speckled red. The binding is tight and solid, the pages and plates all exceptionally clean and bright. An excellent example. OCLC Number: 32075644 The German mathematician, astronomer, and theologian Johann Georg Liebknecht was a member of the Royal Society and correspondent of Leibniz. The present work,divided into three books, is equal parts mathematics, astronomy, geography, surveying, and navigation. Much of the content pertains to the scientific instruments each field employed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Rerum Natura libri sex. Ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensiti. Accesserunt variæ lectiones, Quæ in Libris MSS. & Eruditorum Commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt

      London: Sumptibus & Typis Jacobi Tonson. 1712. Hardcover. 370pp. Modern Italian full calf, spine panel with five raised bands and elaborately decorated in gold and blind, marbled endpapers. Comes in custom made cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece, six inserted plates, several head-pieces and tail-pieces, initials. Light toning to title, faint stain to frontispiece. A clean, near fine copy. Graesse IV.280.; Quarto .

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, from "The Ancient Hillside Citadel," dated "Feby. 12, 1936, to "Endymion" [Samuel Loveman], with the salutation "Hail," signed "HPL." On recto of a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11-inch plain paper. Accompanied by AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED (APS) from Lovecraft to Loveman, postmarked Boston, MA 2 January 1932, and an envelope addressed to Loveman in Lovecraft's hand with Lovecraft's signature and return address on verso, postmarked Providence, RI 17 September 1930

      Unpublished. Faint mailing creases, but fine. (#109131). The postcard was sent from Cambridge, Mass. and shows the head of a Greek athlete from Harvard's Fogg Art Museum. Oddly, Lovecraft refers to it as a "Herm," which is incorrect. (The word, with a lowercase "h," refers to a kind of statue used in Athens, with the head of a bearded Hermes mounted on a square pillar, in the middle of which, usually, was an erect phallus. They were regarded as sacred objects and used as boundary markers -- and later vandalized so often that intact examples are rare.) Recalls an earlier visit to Cambridge that Lovecraft and Loveman made together. Enumerates the museums seen or scheduled to be seen. Paul Cook, who was there with HPL, has scribbled a postscript. The letter, sent from Providence, touches on overwork, illness, amateur press matters, the latest pulp appearances ("Mountains of Madness", first installment, in February Astounding), social visits, and, in a short but striking passage, the description of his return from a visit to Paterson, NJ. "That night I hopped the coach for ancient Providentium and ran into a snowstorm -- being held up an hour at dawn in the exquisite colonial village of Hampton, Conn. -- with houses dating back to 1712 on every hand, and an ethereal white Georgian steeple peeping over the freshly white-deck'd boughs. The delay was for the sanding of a long, sinuous hill -- and I was sorry when we got in motion again." (If Lovecraft died and went to heaven, it might have looked something like this. Or would it be hell for an old atheist to discover that he'd been wrong? One can imagine the roman a clef Twilight Zone version: the bus swerves, HPL is knocked out, wakes up to this vision of a winter paradise, goes out in his worn suit and wanders about with rapt attention, catching a glimpse here and there of people in Colonial dress who ignore him. Looking into the firelit interior of a house, he wonders why he doesn't feel cold. "It was then that he realized he was dead.") Earlier in the letter HPL says he is sending a copy of his CATS OF ULTHAR, the rare 1935 pamphlet handset by Barlow at his Dragon-Fly Press in Florida and printed in forty-two copies. HPL jokes, "If it doesn't fit into your private collection, you might catalogue it at 9000 bucks or so as an early Dragon-Fly Press item." If Loveman had lived another 60 years or so, he could have done just that. The value of this pamphlet passed the $9000 value level a while back. See in this catalogue item LWC inventory #108200 the copy inscribed by HPL to Loveman, one of the two copies set on special paper (Red Lion Text). See also in this catalogue item LWC inventory #109134 for the original manuscript of this short story. Loveman, a poet and bookdealer, was definitely in the inner circle of HPL's friends. They corresponded, praised each other's work and visited when possible. When, Loveman, a Jew, later discovered from Lovecraft's ex-wife, Sonia, the extent of Lovecraft's anti-Semitism and racism, he burned most of his letters from HPL (as Sonia also did). (Joshi, An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia, p. 158.) Extant letters from HPL to Loveman are rare. This is a particularly significant one, demonstrating one of the paradoxes of Lovecraft, who talked a good game of anti- Semitism, but, when it came down to cases, had warm friendships with some of them and married another. The failure of his marriage had more to do with Sonia being a woman than a Jew. He gave away to Loveman his own special copy of CATS, one that Barlow had intend as HPL's personal copy, one of just two Barlow kept the other one.

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        A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings Of Dr. Henry More, Fellow of Christ's-College in Cambridge. As Namely, Antidote against Atheism. Appendix to the Said Antidote. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus. His Letters to Des Cartes, etc. Immortality of the Soul. Conjectura Cabbalistica.

      Printed by Joseph Downing in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield 1712 - 1713, London - Hardcover, 4to, i-xxviii, 1-234pp & i-xiv, 1-56pp & i-vi, 56-138pp & i-xvi, 1-258pp & i-viii, i-iv, i-vi, 1-243pp, (244-252pp). Contemporary blind-stamped leather boards, recently rebacked with new leather spine, blind rules raised bands and red leather spine label, gilt title and author to label. The Best Edition of this collection of works by Henry More (1614-1687), the most prolific of the Cambridge Platonists. It includes his major works, 'An Antidote Against Atheism,' and 'Of the Immortality of the Soul,' his letters to Descartes, and the 1713 printing of 'Conjectura Cabbalistica,' with its integral but separately title-paged 'Defence of the Threefold Cabbala.' In this early English-language work on the subject, More identified a "Threefold Cabbala, Literal, Philosophical, and Mystical, or Divinely Moral," which he explored in the light of his own spiritual philosophy and the perceived secret interpretations of Genesis it revealed. Boards rubbed at edges, some darkening to end leaves, a few light owner's marks to front end paper. Generally a sound and unmarked copy of this scarce work The Fourth Edition Corrected and much Enlarged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        The Works Of Dionysius Longinus, On the Sublime: Or, A Treatise Concerning the Sovereign Perfection of Writing. Translated from the Greek. With Remarks on The English Poets By Mr. Welsted

      Sam Briscoe, London 1712 - 192 [XIV] pages. 19 1/2 x 12 cm. [A4,a4, B -O8] CHEL. Vol. IX, p.188. "Leonard Welsted, a Westminster and Cambridge man, wrote a good deal of verse and , indeed, hardly deserved, though he had provoked it, his place in the "inferno" of THE DUNCAID even as a versifier [earned him Pope's satire, condemnation and lasting enmity]. But his translation of Longinus does not show any mark of dullness, while the original remarks connected with it show that, if he could not exactly produce poetry, he could appreciate it in Spenser and Shakespeare to a degree not common in his day." Early, faint owner inscription on title, text fresh and clean except for light stains, mostly marginal last few leaves -- O1-O8, raised bands, spine label. Contemporary full brown calf. Near fine.

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        The Natural History of Northampton-Shire with Some Account of the Antiquities, to which is Annex'd a Transcript of the Doomsday-Book So Far as it Relates to That County

      R Knaplock and R Wilkin, London 1712 - pp (iv), iv, 551, 46, x plus 14 engraved plates as listed. The original map has been replaced with a hand coloured map by Robert Morden dated 1695. A nice clean copy with contemporary boards and a new spine. Minor wear to bottom edge of title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Difesa della verita a favore di monsig. Nicolo Maria Tedeschi Vescovo di Lipari, E della Libertà, ed Esentione della sua chiesa. Contro le Calunnie, e gl'Errori dell'Autore d'una Scrittura Spagnola intitolata. Propugnacolo de la Real jurisdicion, &c.

      Cracas,, (Roma, 1712 - Cm. 26, pp. 96. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. esemplare comportante un'etichetta di possesso a stampa: March. Manfredo Trecchi. Melzi (I, 300) ci informa che l'autore fu lo stesso Tedeschi, Vescovo di Lipari. Rara dissertazione storico-religiosa. Una sola copia censita in Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divine Harmony; or a New Collection of Select Anthems, Us'd at Her Majesty's Chappels Royal, Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls, Windsor, Both Universities, Eaton and Most Cathedrals in Her Majesty's Dominions

      S. Keble, C. King and J. Hazard, London 1712 - [8], 104pp, [8], vi, [2]. Full contemporary morocco for Queen Anne, later reback and repairs to corners, raised bands, spine in six panels, with gilt roundel and volutes to each panel, covers with gilt panel, with crowned royal cipher of Queen Anne to the four corners and volute pyramid tool to the middle of each side, in the centre of the front cover in gilt is 'Chapl Royal St James's', a.e.g. with comb and curl marbled endpapers (differing patterns to front and rear). Rubbed to corners with tiny amount of loss to morocco on rear cover, eighteenth century ink inscription of 'Compton Place' to reverse of front marbled endpaper, modern 'Arts Department' ink stamp to reverse of ffep, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. Ruled in red throughout. The anthems include works by Blow, Purcell, Aldrich and Croft himself. Ten locations worldwide on Estc. See BL shelfmark c68b6 for an almost identical example in black morocco 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Collecta ex multis approbatis authoribus ab uno parochorum dioecesis Olomucensis Moravo-Ostraviensi (Valentino Gestrzabsky). 3 Bücher. Pars I: In festa totius anni ad captum simplicis populi accommodatarum. Pars II: In Dominicas ab adventu domini usque ad pascha ad captum simplicis pupuli accommodatarum. Pars III: In dominicas a paschate usque ad adventum domini ad captum simplicis populi accommodatarum. Jeder Band mit einer Titel-Kupfertafel und Anfangs- und Schlussvignetten.

      Typis Joannis Francisci Swoboda., Brunae, 1712 - XII/853, XII/726, VIII/835 Seiten, 4, 2, 2 Blätter Errores. Sprache: la Lederbände der Zeit auf 4 Bünden und mit montiertem zweifarbigen Rückenschildchen. (Deckel tlws. leicht gebogen. Schwacher handschriftl. Einzeilenvermerk auf Titel. Rücken von I und III tlws. angeplatzt. Band I ohne Vorsatz/Deckelinnenseite, fliegender Vorsatz und Schnitt fleckig. Textteile vereinzelt fleckig, meist randfleckig). - Im übrigen trotz Altersspuren gut erhaltene, vollständige Exemplare ohne Eintragungen.

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        Miscellaneorum sacrorum libri quatuor, cum tabulius aliquot aeneis. Editio tertia (secunda), prioribus emendatior, cui accessit oratio de auctoris vita indexque rerum locupletissimus.

      Herborn, Johann Nicolaus Andreae, 1712. - 2 Bde. (22), 26, 54, (6), 859, (73) SS. (16), 951, (57) SS. Gedruckter Titel in rot und schwarz. Mit gest. Titel und 8 gest. Tafeln (dav. 4 gefaltete; eine mit aufmontiertem Klappvorhang). Pergamentbände der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden mit hs. Rückentitel. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 4to. Umfangreiche Sammlung exegetischer Abhandlungen ("De prophetis & prophetia". "De tabernaculi Levitici mysteriis", "De IV bestiis Danielis", "De cultu Molochi" etc. Mischexemplar der dritten bzw. zweiten Ausgabe (beide 1712). Der westfriesische reformierte Theologe Hermann Wits (1636-1708) "studirte zu Utrecht, Leiden und Gröningen, und machte unter Anführung J. Leusdenii, in den orientalischen Sprachen so gute Progressen, daß er 1654 eine hebräische Oration de Messia, öffentlich zu Utrecht halten konte" (Jöcher). 1675 wurde er als Prediger nach Franeker berufen, 1685 begleitete er als Prediger die holländische Gesandtschaft an König James II. nach England. Er war "ein Mann von vortrefflichen Gaben, und besaß alle Eigenschaften eines gelehrten Theologi" (ebd.). - Teils hebräisch bzw. griechisch. Die Kupfer zeigen den Bau und die Anlage des Tempelzeltes, ein Vollbrandopfer (Holokaustum), die Schmückung des Goldaltars, die Cherubim über der Bundeslade mit Kultgegenständen, jüdische Hohepriester in ihrer Tracht sowie den jüdischen Hohen Rat (Sanhedrin; Synedrium). Auf der das Innere des Tempelzelts darstellenden Tafel ist die Bundeslade durch ein aufklappbares Vorhangstück (ebenfalls im Kupferstich) verhängt. - Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk "H.D.T. 1712". Vorsatz des 1. Bands mit hs. Besitzvermerk (um 1750) des Siebenbürger ev. Theologen Lukas Colb (1680-1753). "In seine Amtszeit fiel ein steuerrechtlicher Streit mit der weltlichen Obrigkeit, die das alte Zehntrecht der evang. Landeskirche in Siebenbürgen anfocht. In Verteidigung dieses Rechts ließ Colb die Urkunden des Burgenländischen Kapitulararchivs abschriftlich zu Quellenbänden zusammenstellen, die später der Geschichtsforschung wertvolle Einblicke in die Geschichte Siebenbürgens ermöglichten" (DBE). Zuletzt in der Sammlung des Kirchenhistorikers Alfred Raddatz (1928-2006), Professor für Kirchengeschichte, christliche Archäologie und kirchliche Kunst an der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien. Jöcher IV, 2028 (mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe). Biogr. Lex. v. d. Gesch. v. h. Ned. Prot. 456, 58.

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        The Whale Fishery, The Sperm Whale ‘In a Flurry’”

      New York: 19th Century - Currier and Ives “The Whale Fishery, The Sperm Whale ‘In a Flurry’” New York: 19th Century Hand-colored lithograph 32 1/2” x 39” framed “Yankee” or American whaling began simultaneously with the colonization in America in the 1600s. Early colonial whaling, however, was limited to processing whale carcasses that were found afloat or stranded on beaches. “Yankee” whalers soon progressed to killing whales near the shore. By the 18th century they were hunting in the ocean. Harvesting of sperm whales began in New England around 1712 and spread to all oceans. Sperm whale oil was considered the highest quality of whale oils, and was used in the finest lamps and candles. The original centers of early American whaling were Nantucket Island, Cape Cod, and eastern Long Island. Nantucket became the most important of the three until about 1830, when New Bedford, Massachusetts, surpassed it. Other American ports with large fleets were Provincetown, Massachusetts; New London, Connecticut; San Francisco; and Sag Harbor, New York. In all, more than 70 American ports sent out whalers. The peak year for the American whaling industry was 1846, when 736 vessels and 70,000 people were engaged in the industry. By the 1880s, the use of steamships and the proximity of whaling grounds brought the rise of San Francisco as a dominant whaling port. A gradual decline in whaling activity, which began in 1847, was hastened by the reduction in the numbers of whales of many species, including right whales, gray whales, and humpback whales due to over-hunting. The decline was also hastened by the introduction of kerosene as a cheap illuminating fuel, the sinking of numerous whaling vessels by Confederate commerce raiders during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and two disasters that destroyed nearly 50 vessels in the Arctic Ocean in the mid 19th century. The last American whaling vessel sailed in 1928. Throughout this period, with few exceptions, whaling was unregulated, limited only by the number of whales and the demand for whale products. This whaling scene, published by Currier and Ives, depicts the hazardous industry of hunting sperm whales, the largest of the toothed whales. The publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism. Although the artist for this particular scene is unknown, the illustration is of excellent quality and is a highly desirable image.

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        De Rerum Natura libri sex. Ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensiti. Accesserunt variæ lectiones, Quæ in Libris MSS. & Eruditorum Commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt.

      Sumptibus & Typis Jacobi Tonson, London 1712 - 370pp. Modern Italian full calf, spine panel with five raised bands and elaborately decorated in gold and blind, marbled endpapers. Comes in custom made cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece, six inserted plates, several head-pieces and tail-pieces, initials. Light toning to title, faint stain to frontispiece. A clean, near fine copy. Graesse IV.280.; Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ardea Nycticorax (egret or heron)

      - Cornelius Nozeman (1712-86) Illustratred plate from Nederlandsche Vogelen Amsterdam: Jan Christian Sepp, 1770-1827 Hand-colored copperplate engravings 33 1/4” x 27 1/4” framed Nederlandsche Vogelen was the first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland. The plates depict all species known in the Netherlands at the time of publication. The plates frequently feature eggs and nests; a few are dedicated entirely to these subjects. The text was written by Cornelius Nozeman, a pastor who owned a cabinet of natural history specimens, and on his death, the work was taken over by Dr. Martinus Houttuyn (1720-1798). When he too died, the enterprise was continued probably by the publishers with the assistance of C.J. Temminck, to whom many of the specimens featured in the last two parts of the work belonged. Anker’s definitive catalogue of bird books praises the Nozeman publication for depicting the birds “in their natural surroundings and as far as possible in their natural attitudes.” Another major critic, Sacheverell Sitwell, calls this “an ornament to the ago of Rococo.”

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        Poems upon Several Occasions.

      London: J. Tonson, 1712. - Over 100 poems by George Granville, politician, minor poet and dramatist and patron of Alexander Pope. This collection also includes Granville's dramatic poem The British Enchanters or No Magick Like Love, first performed in 1706. 8vo, contemporary Cambridge-style calf, brown morocco label, gilt decorated and lettered spine. Vignette title. Foxon, page 314; Rothschild 1051; NCBEL II, 790. Binding a little rubbed; some smudges in the text; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiae celebriores [Veteri et] Novi Testamenti iconibus repraesentatae et ad excitandas bonas meditationes selectis epigrammatibus exornatae in lucem datae.

      Nuremberg, Christoph Weigel, [prob. 1712]. - Folio (240 x 328 mm). 1 engr. title page (instead of 2) and 158 (instead of 259) engr. plates by C. and J. Luyken and F. A. Meloni. Late 18th-c. boards with giltstamped spine label. Collection of 158 engravings from Weigel's "Großer Bilderbibel", one of the most beautiful illustrated Bibles of the Baroque period. The selection includes 71 (out of 151) plates from the Old Testament and 87 (out of 108) plates from the New Testament. "Jan Luyken's perspectives and his light and fine needle technique in Rembrandt's style have a high artistic value" (Faber du F.). - Somewhat closely trimmed; occasional small tears (larger tears to title page, will slight loss to corner). Some fingerstaining throughout (engravings mostly clean), one corner defects touching the image. Binding severly rubbed and bumped; spine damaged. Bauer (Weigel) 23.1 (in: AGB XXIII [1982], cols. 693ff.). Brunet V, 1428. Faber du Faur 1843. Van Eeghen 641ff. & 829ff. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Rerum Natura libri sex. Ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensiti. Accesserunt variae lectiones, quae in Libris mss & Eruditorum Commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt

      Jacobi Tonson, Londini 1712 - Folio, 1 lámina calcográfica de L. du Guernier, según dibujo de Pietr Beretin, (1) hoj., otra lám. grabada por G. Gouwen, según dibujo de I. Geevo, 370 p. Antes de cada uno de los 6 libros que componen la obra, hoja de lámina calcográfica (la del libro 6 plegada), grabadas por G. V. Gouwen y L. Du Guernier; cabeceras adornadas con grabados y bellas iniciales historiadas. Pequeña mancha en el margen derecho de la página 51 sin afectar al texto. Hojas algo tostadas. Pergamino. Cierres cordel. Espectacular edición dieciochesca del poema épico-filosófico de la principal obra de Lutecio, adornada con una lámina inicial a modo de portada, y seis láminas hermosísimas, una de ellas plegada, que junto a un vistoso friso y una gran capital, dan inicio a cada una de las seis partes de la obra. Lutecio, escritor latino de mediados del siglo I antes de Cristo, admirador de la doctrina epicúrea, expone en el poema los puntos de vista de Epicuro, hace referencia a la violencia política, y presenta las teorías de la estructura de la materia y de la emergencia y evolución de las formas de vida, ideas que serán un fundamento crucial y la base para el desarrollo de la ciencia occidental, ya que las obras de Lucrecio fueron una gran fuente de inspiración de los filósofos modernos y una de las luces guiadoras del humanismo. Literatura latina. Poesía latina. Filosofía. Ciencias. Latin literature. Latin poetry. Philosophy. Sciences.

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        Tractatus De Territorio Separato. Cum Qualitate Nullius, Seu De Jurisdictione Locali, in Spiritualibus. Opus Necessarium Archiepiscopis, Episcopis, Aliisque Praelatis Inferioribus, Pro Causis Dirigendis in Foro Ecclesiastico Contentioso . .....auctore Josepho De Prosperis ... Cui Accedunt Plures Sacrae Rotae Decisiones Non Antea Impressae

      Romae : Typis, & Sumptibus Josephi Nicolai De Martiis, Prope Templum Sanctae Mariae Pacis, 1712 (Romae : Typis, & Sumptibus Josephi Nicolai De Martiis, Prope Templum Sanctae Mariae Pacis) , 1712. 1st Edition. Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with a gilt-blocked Morocco label; compartments uniformly and elaborately tooled in gilt. An uncommonly well-preserved example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Folio. Subjects; Santa Sede : Sacra romana rota. Signatures Segn. : pigreco2 [paragrafo]2 a-d4 A-3I4 3K2. Title in red and black. Papal device (Clemente XI; dedicatee) to the title. Wood-block historiated initials.

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        Corografia portugueza e descripçam topografica do famoso Reyno de Portugal, com as noticias das fundações das cidades, villas, & lugares, que contém; varões illustres, genealogias das familias nobres, fundações de conventos, catalogos dos bispos, antiguidades, maravilhas de natureza, edificios, & outras curiosas observaçoens ?.

      Lisbon, Officina de Valentim da Costa Deslandes, 1706-1712. - Title-pages in red and black. Small woodcut arms of Portugal on title page of first and second volumes; third has Deslandes device with tree in urn and motto "Semper honore meo." Woodcut and typographical headpieces, woodcut tailpieces, woodcut initials. (8 ll.), 534 pp.; (4 ll.), 642 pp.; (8 ll.), 671 pp. 3 volumes. Folio (29.7 x 20.1 cm.), contemporary speckled sheep (some minor wear, especially at extremities), spines gilt with raised bands in six compartments, crimson morocco lettering pieces in second compartments from head, gilt letter. Occasional browning, especially at beginning of volume III; 2 tiny wormholes in margins of first 154 leaves of the same volume. Overall a very good set. 3 volumes. ---- FIRST EDITION. Carvalho da Costa (1650-1715), a native of Lisbon, also wrote on astronomy. This work, his most ambitious, is acknowledged to have the flaws of many contemporary histories, particularly in such matters as the accuracy of the genealogies given. Innocêncio nevertheless noted that it was "estimada e procurada dentro e fora do reino," and that it had been rare for some time.Listed are geographical features in Portugal (sorted by province and @comarca), towns and cities, churches, monasteries, parishes, antiquities, architecture, agricultural produce, and notable families. Lisbon occupies volume III, pp. 339-664.---- Innocêncio I, 106. Barbosa Machado I, 233. @Bibliotheca boxeriana 131. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 146. Xavier da Cunha, @Impressões Deslandesianas, II, 828-30, 840, 990, 992. Palha 2733. Ameal 508. Not in Azevedo-Samodães. NUC: FU, OCl, NN, MH, ICN. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I DISCORSI DI M. PIETRO ANDREA MATTHIOLI SANESE, MEDICO CESAREO, nei suoi sei libbri di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo della materia Medicinale., In Venezia, Presso Nicolò Pezzana, 1712.

      - Ril. in pergamena coeva, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso, cm 34x23, cc. 76 non numerate, pp 851 su 2 colonne, innumerevoli incisioni. 31 cc. presentano una diffusa ma non intensa brunitura che non ne compromette assolutamente la lettura; le ultime 74 pp presentano una vecchia gora da umidità di modeste dimensioni al bordo inferiore destro, contenute tracce d’uso esterne peraltro ottimo esemplare del celebre erbario, nitidamente impresso.

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        Miscellaneous Poems and Translations [The Rape of the Lock]

      Printed for Bernard Lintott, London 1712 - FIRST EDITION, containing the FIRST APPEARANCE of Pope's The Rape of the Lock. "The earliest version of Pope's mock heroic poem The Rape of the Lock, composed in a fortnight during summer 1711, had for nine months been anonymously printed in Bernard Lintot's Miscellany. The masterpiece of Pope's earlier period, The Rape of the Lock (1712, 1714) had its origin in a quarrel between two Catholic families, apparently over the provocative cutting off of a lock of hair by Lord Petre from the head of Arabella Fermor. "The poem. is far from being a mere social satire in which a trivial quarrel is mocked by being presented in epic terms. Indeed, by the time the poem has been thoughtfully read it is not really clear that the quarrel is trivial. The 'Heroi-Comical' in Pope's hands is a volatile mixture: some of its comedy rebounds on the epic conventions that are primarily deployed to mock the foolish and vain. In the shining lock of hair Pope contemplates beauty, reputation, conquest in love and war, anger, humour, and resignation. The political facets of the poem, parts only of the total multi-faceted effect, have recently come more into the light, so that the work has its own angle on historical change. Not only does the poem have many targets, all seen through the prism of Belinda and her lock, but it also has many tones, those of subtle comedy, outright farce, and lofty sadness" (DNB). Pope sold this 2-canto version to Lintott for 7 pounds in March 1712; in 1714 an expanded 5-canto version was issued. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1712. Octavo, contemporary paneled calf rebacked. With engraved frontispiece and half-title. Some light marginal worming, light occasional dampstaining (not affecting Pope's verses). A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands / An Essay on Criticism

      Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys Between the Two Temple Gates in Fleetstreet, London 1712 - Pp. [8], 322, 321-376, [8[ - adverts, [2], 377-424 (text continuous despite pagination). Engraved frontispiece, contains half-title. Modern, period rebinding in blind-framed full calf, 5 raised bands with gilt and blind compartments, gilt-stamped leather spine label, marbled endpapers. Three previous owner's signatures with dates to front blank, another signature of Anna Hall to B3 or page 5 and again at the final page 424. Occasional light stains to text, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Contains a number of poems by Alexander Pope, including the first printing of "The Rape of the Locke" in two cantos. The whole probably edited by Pope. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE OF PERSPECTIVE Demonstrative and Practical Illustrated with Copper Cutts

      London: B. Tooke and D. Midwinter. Recent professional re-bind in full decorated goatskin. 1712. 1st edition. hb. Small 8vo, Pagination: pp. xvi, 1-48, 49-50 absent but text continuous, 51-164, 167-168, 165-166, 171-172, 169-170, 6 plates, 173, [1]. . Ditton (1675-1715) was a mathematician, and master of a new mathematical school at Christ's Hospital for which this book was written. With William Whiston he derived an impracticable scheme for the determination of longitude by the firing of a shell set to explode at a certain height. He published several other noted works including "The General Laws of Nature and Motions" (London, 1705, a commentary on Newton's "Principia"), and (with Whiston), "A New Method for Discovering the Longitude both at Sea and Land...." (London, 1714). Our copy of "A Treatise of Perspective" is complete, with Errata page, although some of the latter pages are bound out of order. The last part of the book is "An Appendix containing a brief Account of some Things of Use, in the Art of Perspective", and includes comments and suggstions on stage design, "lights and shadows", "pictures in pictures", etc. The last page of the book contains an advertisement. The book is dedicated to Francis Nicholson "General of Her Majesty's Forces in North America". On the blank page, on the reverse of the dedication page, a 19th century former owner has practiced his signature. There is a signature to the bottom margin of the title page. The text shows some foxing, mainly to the margins. The six folding plates are foxed and have been repaired by our conservator. Our master binder has hand-tooled a geometrical design from one of the plates on to the front board, and has sewn hand-made headbands on to the book. The book is now bound in full blue goatskin, with the spine in compartments: a very fine presentation. .

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        Miscellaneous Poems and Translation. [Including The Rape of the Lock]

      London: Bernard Lintott at the Cross Keys between the Two Temple Gates in Fleet Street. Cover in VG condition with marbled eps. Contents with neat library stamp on title page and also on pages 211 and 305. Expert repairs to several leaves including title page. 1712. First Edition. Quarter modern calf with marbled board cover. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 320pp; 24pp, [Pages 353-376]; 8pp adverts. Frontispiece engraving by E Kirkall. Includes the first appearance of Alexander Pope's 'The Rape of the Locke. An Heroi-Comical Poem' [pages 353-376.]. Also contains pieces by Dryden, William Broome, Fenton, Prior, Betterton, Southcott and Phillips. Rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/ Zaehndorf. .

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        Apologie pour les grands hommes soupçonnez de magie.

      1712 - Livre ancien (1 bl), frontispice par Lamsveld, (9) (préface et table des chapitres), 470 pp., (2bl). Dernière édition augmentée de ce texte défendant les esprits éclairés accusés de sorcellerie depuis les origines. Gabriel Naudé (1600-1653), bibliothécaire érudit, s’employa à rendre ce courageux hommage à tous les novateurs confrontés à la tyrannie de l'obscurantisme : chapitre V, « Que les Mathématiques ont faict soupçonner de Magie plusieurs de ceux qui les ont pratiquées. ». Condition : In-8 en plein veau moucheté, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre, exemplaire aux armes du Comte Le Blanc de la Combe (frappées postérieurement), chiffres frappés aux angles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Belli Ac Pacis. Libri Tres, in Quibus Jus Naturae & Gentium, Item Juris Publici Praecipua Explicantur. Cum Annotatis Auctoris, Ex Postrema Ejus Ante Obtum Cura. Acceserunt Ejusdem Dissertatio De Mari Libero, & Libellu Singularis De Aequitate Indulgentia

      Jansonio Waesbergios (Janson Waeberg), Amsterdam 1712 - 8vo - over 7¾. Book. 3 volumes. Full calf. 2 plates in volume one, one plate a portrait of Grotius, the other an allegorical depiction of justice, war and peace as embodied each in human figures. Included in set is Grotius' "Freedom of the Seas" and Gronovius' notes. Set is very attractive, with all bindings tight and contents generally clean. Full calf, with five raised bands on spine and simple gilt decoration and lettering, all bright. Minor rubbing on edges of spine bands, some light shelf wear to leather. All edges gilt. Overall, near fine.

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        Law is a Bottomless-Pit. Exemplify'd in the Case of the Lord Strutt, John Bull, Nicholas Frog, and Lewis Baboon. Who spent all they had in a law- suit. Printed from a manuscript found in the cabinet of the famous Sir Humphry Polesworth

      London: printed for John Morphew, near Stationers-Hall, 1712 - The first of the famous series of "John Bull" pamphlets by Arbuthnot, who invented the figure which became England's national symbol First edition. 8vo. 24 pp. Modern boards. Title a bit spotted, overall very good. Rothschild 38; ESTC T114789 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amoenitatum exoticarum politico - physico - medicarum fasciculi V, quibus continentur variae relationes, observationes & descriptiones rerum persicarum & ulterioris asiae, multâ attentione, in peregrinationibus per universum Orientem, collectae, ab auctore.

      Lemgoviae [Lemgo], Henrici Wilhelmi Meyeri, 1712. 4to. In contemporary half calf with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to extremities, corners bumped and boards with loss of paper. Tear to plate verso of p. 36 (Talari Tawiléh). Plate verso of p. 332 (Inscriptio Persepolitana) with loss of paper in lower right corner. Small wormholes in upper inner margin from p. 842 and throughout, not affecting text. Otherwise internally a very fine, clean and complete copy with all 91 plates present. 2 blanks, (20), 912, (32), 2. blanks pp. + 17 folded plates. [Complete with a total of 91 engravings: 17 folded plates, 63 one-page plates, 11 engravings in text].. First edition of Kaempfer's landmark work - the only account of his observations to be published during his lifetime - constituting the first fundamental work on Japan to be based on autopsy and study of the sources" (Henze). Furthermore it represents the very first flora of Japan:" [...] an extremely important work botanically because of Fasc. V which describes and illustrates the plants of the Orient. Here is pictured for the first time for Western eyes such a flower as the Camellia, under its Japanese name Tsubaki." (Hunt).The present work predates Kaempfer's famous posthumously published "History of Japan" by more than 15 years, effectively being the first Western description of the highly secluded Japan. For the first time Westerners were introduced to the electric eel, acupuncture and moxibustion; Linné praised the work and adopted many of Kaempfer's plant name and Montesquieu - the first person in 18th-century France to attempt to analyse Japanese society - based his analysis partly on Kaempfer's work. (Delon, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, p. 733)."Apart from Kaempfer's doctoral dissertation, which contained observations made during his travels, only one book resulting from his journeys was published during his lifetime "Amoenitatum exoticarum" (1712). In this work Kaempfer presents his observations on Persia and adjacent countries; information on Japanese paper-making and a brief discussion of Japan; a number of discussions on various topics of natural history; a long chapter on the date palm; and, finally, a catalog of Japanese plants that must have been intended as a prodromus for a more complete flora of Japan." (DSB) It contains the first description of Baku and its oil wells, of the antiquities of Persepolis, etc. The illustrations (based on Kaempfer's own sketches) depict views, buildings, costumes, Asian ceremonies, popular scenes, animals, and plants. Also present is the first mentioning of "Madura Foot" or "Carter's Mycetoma" (Garrison & Morton 4047).Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) travelled to Uppsala, Sweden in 1681 where he became secretary to the Swedish embassy. He became the secretary to the Swedish embassy, which was to establish trade relations with Russia and Persia by the order of Charles. Kaempfer was sent through Russia to Persia: The group travelled through Moscow, Kazan and Astrakhan, crossing the Caspian Sea to Isfahan, the capital of the Persia Empire. During the journey, Kaempfer made several side trips, including Baku on the Caspian. He studied Persian, the geography, flora and fauna of the region. Kaempfer joined the fleet of the Dutch East India Company in the Persian Gulf as chief surgeon, and travelled extensively in Arabia, the coast of India and Batavia, studying Javanese natural history. In 1690 he began working as a doctor on the island of Dejima (the outpost of Dutch East India Company in Japan). The two trips he made for the embassy were the highlights of his two-year stay in Japan. Those trips to Edo (now Tokyo) to the residence of the ruling shogun had to be made by the charge d'affaires of the Dutch East India Company once a year.During the early part of the 17th century, the shogunate suspected that foreign traders and missionaries were actually forerunners of a military conquest by European powers. The shogunate placed foreigners under progressively tighter restrictions. It monopolized foreign policy and expelled traders, missionaries, and foreigners with the exception of the Dutch and Chinese merchants who were restricted to the man made island of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay which made Kaempfer's exstraordinary observations possible. Brunet III: 636Henze III, 3.Hunt 427 Nissen 1018 Wellcome III, p.376 (Garrison & Morton 4047)

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        Bibliotheca Marckiana

      quorum omnium Publica fiet Auctio. In Taberna Libraria Abrahami de Hondt, Bibliopolae. Ad diem 31. Octobr. & sequent. 1712. Finely engraved frontis. 10 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 192, 250, 284 pp. Three parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. sheep (upper joint a little cracked but strong, minor wear & rubbing to binding), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. The Hague: A. de Hondt, 1712. Rare. While N.U.C. puts this under Henricus Hadrianus van der Marck, B.M.C. has it under Joannes à Marck, a professor of theology and Blogie attributes the catalogue to Thomas Nicolaas van der Marck. See Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 252 for a discussion. This was an important and large library and the sale catalogue contains 8439 lots, including many 15th and 16th century books as well as early MSS. The attractive frontispiece depicts a group of putti in the library. Fine crisp copy. ❧ Blogie, IV, col. 7. Peignot, p. 112. .

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        Neu vermehrter und corrigirter, Geometrischer Lust-Garten. Daran absonderlich eine herrl. schöne Geometrische Gallerie, mit lauter solvirten nutzb. Quaestionibus. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. 6. Auflage Leipzig, Tarnovius 1712-13. 8°. 12 Bll., 499 S.; 311 S. Mit gest. Front. u. zahlr. Holzschn.-Fig. im Text. Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . Vgl. Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari, 038 (2 frühere Ausg.) - ADB II, 587 ff. - Poggendorff I, 181. - Kleines, aber umfassendes Handbuch zum Feldmessen.- Etw. gebr., tls. stockfl. Vors. u. Front. verso von alter Hand beschrieben. Tit. im unt. Rand etw. knapp beschn.

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        Le Detail de la France, Sous le Regne present. Augmente en cette nouvelle Edition de plusiers Memoires & Traitez, sur la meme Matiere. Premiere Partie; Seconde Partie; Supplement.

      A Brusselle, Chez George de Backer, 1712.. Tit., 244 S.; Tit., 234; (235)-250 S., kl.okt., Ldr., etw. berieben. *** Sonderangebot: dieses Antiquariat bietet ZVAB-Kunden einen Umzugsrabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Preis ohne Nachlass EUR: 1.850.-. Carpenter; Bestsellers VIII 19. WWE 1983, 43: 1695. - Dritte Ausgabe, zweite und letzte Gesamtausgabe, hier mit dem Supplement. - "... der einzige und wahre Vorläufer der Physiokraten ..." (Oberfohren 96). >I. Le Detail de la France. La cause de la diminution de ses Biens, & la facilite du Remede, en fournissant en un mois tout l'Argent dont le Roi a besoin, & enrichassant tout le Monde. - Traite du Merite Et des lumieres de ceux que l'on appelle Gend habiles dans la France, ou grands Financiers. - Traite de la Nature, Culture, Commerce & Interet des Grains, tant par raport au Public, qu'a toutes les conditions d'un Etat. - II. Factum de la France. - Memoire, Qui fait voir en abrege, que plus le Bleds sont a vil prix, plus les Pauvres sont miserables, ainsi que les Riches, qui seuls les font subsister; & que plus il fort de Grains du Royaume, & plus on se garantit d'une Cherte extraordinaire. - Sentence Du Chatelet De Paris, Qui Fixe Le Prix Du Pain. Du sixieme Mai 1649. De Par Le Roi, Et Monsieur le Prevot de Paris, ou son Lieutenant Civil. Causes de la Rarete de l'Argent, & Eclaircissement des mauvais Raisonnements du Public a cet egard. - Dissertation De la nature des Richesses, de l'Argent & des Tributs, ou l'on decouvre la fausse idee qui regne dans le Monde a l'egard de ces trois Articles. - Suplement du Detail de la France.<

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        Keill, Jo "Jo. Keill ex Aede Christi Oxoniensis, A. M. Epistola ad Clarissimum Virum Edmundum Halleium Geometriae Professorem Savilianum, de Legibus Virium Centripetarum" (Keill, pp. 174-188) "Experimenta & Observationes de Soni Motu, Aliisque ad id Attinentibus, Factae a Reverendo D. W. Derham Ecclesiae Upminsteriensis Rectore, & Societatis Regalis Londinensis Socio" (Derham, pp. 2-35) WITH Piccolo&#39;s "An Extract of a Memoir, concerning the Discovery of a Passage by Land to California; With a Map and Description of That Country. Presented to the Royal Council of Guadalaxara in Mexico, by Francis Maria Picolo. Taken from the Letters of the Missionary Jesuits, Printed at Paris" (Piccolo, pp. 232-240) WITH Hauksbee&#39;s "An account of an experiment touching the different densities of air from the greatest natural heat to the greatest natural cold in this climate" (Hauksbee, pp. 93-96); WITH Denham&#39;s Experimenta & Observationes de Soni Motu, Aliisque ad

      FIRST EDITION OF JOHN KEILL&#39;S PAPER "ON THE LAWS OF CENTRIPEDAL FORCES" COMMUNICATING A THEOREM DEVELOPED BY NEWTON AS WELL AS KEILL&#39;S CONSEQUENTIAL OPINION ON THE LEIBNIZ/NEWTON CALCULUS CONTROVERSY. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. As such, the Phil Trans established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review that have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. Works in every field of science are present; in addition to that of Keill, there are important works by Derham, Leeuwenhoek, Hauksbee, and Piccolo and Kino. More importantly, however, wading in to the Leibniz v. Newton debate on the discovery of the new calculus, Keill would level the charge that Leibniz made only cosmetic changes to Newton&#39;s calculus theorems before presenting them as his own. Though the disagreement raged, Keill greatly upped the anti with his publication of this paper. Keill wrote: "All of these laws follow from the now highly celebrated arithmetic of fluxions which Mr. Newton, without any doubt, first invented, as anyone who reads his letters published by Wallis can readily determine... yet the same arithmetic, under a different name and method of notation, was afterwards, published by Mr. Leibniz in the Acta Eruditorum." Keill claimed that Leibniz only changed the name and the mode of notation. Offended, "Leibniz complained to the secretary of the Royal Society of bad treatment and requested the interference of that body to induce Keill to disavow the intention of imputing fraud. John Keill was not made to retract his accusation; on the contrary, was authorized by Newton and the Royal Society to explain and defend his statement. This he did in a long letter, Leibniz thereupon complained that the charge was now more open than before, and appealed for justice to the Royal Society and to Newton himself. The Royal Society, thus appealed to as a judge, appointed a committee which collected and reported upon a large mass of documents -- mostly letters from and to Newton, Leibniz, Wallis, Collis, etc. This report, called the Commercium epistolicum, appeared in the year 1712 and again in 1722 and 1725, with a Recensio prefixed, and additional notes by Keill. The final conclusion, in the Commercium epistolicum was that Newton was &#39;the first inventor.&#39; But this was not the point. The question was not whether Leibniz was the first inventor, but whether Leibniz had stolen the method. The committee had not formally ventured to assert their belief that Leibniz was a plagiarist. In the following sentence they insinuated that Leibniz did take or might have taken his method from that of Newton" (Cajori, A History of Mathematics, 215). Also included: First edition of eleven of Anthony van Leeuwenhoek&#39;s seminal "microscopical observations" (which took the form of letters, some quite lengthy) to the Philosophical Transactions. Leeuwenhoek&#39;s most important discoveries are contained in these celebrated letters to henry Oldenburg, the Society&#39;s secretary. Here he communicates his epoch-making experiments with the microscope, revealing to his contemporaries a previously unknown world -- the world of microorganisms. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition, first issue of Derham&#39;s report of the first accurate measurement of the speed of sound in air. The Phil Trans is the oldest continuously published journal of an academy of science. The English Natural Philosopher William Derham&#39;s experiment, produced the earliest, reasonably accurate estimate of the speed of sound by employing his 16-foot long telescope (also used when measuring the velocity of sound). "Derham utilized guns fired from various church towers and observed the flashes from distances up to 20.1 km (12.5 miles)," observed their firing by placing his telescope "atop of the tower of St. Laurence&#39;s Church, and timed the intervals with a pendulym bearing half seconds" (Suckerwar, Handbook of the Speed of Sound, 265). Derham&#39;s accuracy was affirmed by Newton. ALSO iNCLUDED: The first English edition of Prancisco Piccolo and Eusebio Francisco Kino&#39;s momentous map of California "refutating the concept of an insular California. "Accompanying the map is an extract from the Jesuit letters containing the report of Francisco María Piuccolo, "Of a Passage by Land to California, and a Description of that Country" (Sloan Rare Books). This map and its accompanying letters are "usually been considered the first printed account of California, and it certainly was the first to obtain any circulation... Piccolo provides a detailed report of the first five years of the Jesuit missions in California and a request promoting support for their continuation by their legal representative. The writings and letters of the Jesuit Father Piccolo, a contemporary of Salvatierra and Kino, describe his work as a missionary and explorer in California, where he preached to the California tribes in their native languages. He speaks highly of the possibilities of California" (Sloan Rare Books). (See also Barrett, Baja California 4303; Graff 3279; Howell 50; California 191; Mathes, Historiography of the Californias, #27). ALSO INCLUDED: 17 papers by Francis Hauksbee including "An account of an experiment touching the different densities of air from the greatest natural heat to the greatest natural cold in this climate," Hauksbee&#39;s discovery of Charles&#39; law of gases which states that, for a given mass of gas at a constant pressure, the volume of the gas is proportional to its temperature. Charles&#39; law is an experimental gas law describing how gases tend to expand when heated. Hauksbee was an important natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker. Significantly, Hauksbee was Newton&#39;s lab assistant from 1678 on and is known to have personally carried out the majority of Newton&#39;s experiments. In: Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labours of the Ingenious, In many Considerable Parts of the World, Volume XXVI [26], For the Years 1708 and 1709. London: Printed for H. Clements, at the Half-Moon in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard, 1710. Quarto (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). [10], 508, [4]. Includes 6 page index. 12 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpaopers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        A Letter from Some Aged Nonconforming Ministers, to Their Christian Friends, Touching the Reasons of Their Practice.August 24, 1712. The Fourth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, with Some Practicle Advice

      Boston: Samuel Gerrish, 1712.. Pamphlet, 8vo, [4],72, [1] pp. Lacks title page and leaves H1 and H4, expertly supplied in facsimile (toned paper), stitched and rebound with modern blue wrappers, expert repairs to first two pages, advertisement paid laid on back wrapper, few chips to edges of first four pages, not affecting text, normal aging, and some staining on last couple of pages. Recent rebinding work has made this a nice copy. Mather (1639-1723) was probably one of the most influential religious leaders in colonial America. He was a prolific writer, a president of Harvard, and held strong Puritan views that he often was willing to impose on others. This is an very rare title, and while Holmes indicates there were three previous editions published in London, they do not include Mather's epistle, which includes his name in type on the bottom of ppage iv. Holmes 144. Evans 1571. Sabin 40337. Jenkins Early American Imprints II. Holmes 588.

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