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        Recurvirostra (shorebird)

      - 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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        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. 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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        Villigen. - Pergamenturkunde von 1712. Gültbrief des Caspar Brack und seiner Mitbürger Fridli Finsterwald und Hans Jogli Vogt der Wirt, alle aus Villigen. Brack schuldet dem Johannes Rengger, Bürger von Brugg, die Summe von 50 Gulden und zahlt ihm deswegen einen jährlichen Zins jeweils an Ostern. Als Sicherheiten setzen sie ihre Felder und Rebberge in Villigen. Das Siegel des Berner Vogts von Grafenried fehlt leider. Interessanter Zinsbrief aus der Region Schenkenberg, aus der Zeit als der Argau noch Untertanengebiet von Bern war.

      1712,. 66x21 cm, gefaltet, handschriftlich in brauner Tinte geschrieben. Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Les Provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques ou , a most exaxt map of Flanders...

      London ca. 1712. Karte von den Niederlanden, Prachtvolle Karte mit Teilkarten von Luxemburg, Frankreich und einem Befestigungsplan, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 61 x 100. Zustand: Faltstellen z.T. restauriert

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        A Cruising Voyage round the World : First to the South-Seas, thence to the East-Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope. Begun in 1708, and finish&#39;d in 1711

      London: Printed for A. Bell and B. Lintot, 1712. Octavo, five folding maps including the frontispiece, old ownership inscription to title page, bookplates; a good copy in old dark calf, rebacked with most of original spine laid down. Dampier&#39;s last voyage. First edition of one of the classics of British buccaneering, a great adventure story and an important Pacific voyage account which is &#39;very rare&#39; (Borba de Moraes). Despite its relevance to Dampier, who sailed as pilot on this privateering expedition which crossed the Pacific to Asia, this work was not included in the 1729 collected works, making this an appealing addition for owners of that set (see catalogue number 121). Rogers great success was the capture of the Manila galleon at Puerto Seguro, but he also rescued Alexander Selkirk - the prototype for Robinson Crusoe - from Juan Fernandez Island. Rogers&#39; eye-witness account is rich in stirring adventure and gives a wonderfully atmospheric account of the buccaneering life, not hesitating to show himself as a tough captain controlling an errant crew. Although the cruise amassed tremendous loot, conflict between Rogers&#39; and his men dragged on for years in the courts, and Dampier never lived to see his share, dying in 1715. The work also contains and important early description of California (pp. 279-312). The significant 56-page Appendix, with four folding charts, is sub-titled &#39;A Description of the Coast, Roads, Harbours, Rocks, Shoals, Islands, Capes, Makings of Land, Courses and Distances, from Acapulco&hellip; to the Island of Chiloe&hellip; From the best Spanish Manuscripts taken in the South-Sea&#39;. There is mention of this on the title-page too: &#39;with maps of all the Coast, from the best Spanish Manuscript Draughts&hellip;&#39;. For the buccaneers such maps wrenched from the Spanish were as good as treasure and equally to be boasted of. Rogers&#39;s account went through four editions, all scarce. This copy originally belonged to Sir James Agnew of Lochnaw, and has his armorial bookplate.

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        St. Galler Rheintal. - 'Verzeichnis derjenigen Nammen der Herren Landvögten welche seit Anno 1490 im Nammen denen 9 loblichen Orthen im Rheinthal gregiert haben bis 1777'. Originaldokument des Ancien Regime. Von einer andern Hand wurden noch die Vögte bis 1785 unten nachgetragen.

      . Papier 47.5x35.5 cm / Holzrahmen unter Glas 55x45cm, von Hand in rot und grüner Tinte gezeichnete und mit schwarzer Tinte ausgefüllte Tabelle auf einem Papierbogen. Schönschrift mit kalligraph. Initialen in roter Tinte. Jede Spalte steht für einen Kanton: Zürich, Bern, Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Zug, Glarus, Appenzell. Ein reparierter Riss oben in der Mitte u. 2 kl. Flecken, ansonsten guter Zustand.. Das Rheintal war im Ancien Regime eine sog. Gemeine Herrschaft und wurde abwechselnd jedes Jahr von einem anderen Kanton regiert. Die Namen der Amtmänner und ihr Regierungsjahr sind aus der Tabelle ersichtlich, wobei Appenzell zu Anfang nur zugewandter Ort war und Bern erst nach dem 4. Landfrieden (1712) einen Vogt stellte (die Spalte blieb fast leer).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        A new map of Germany. Hungary. Transivania and the Suisse Cantons........

      London ca. 1712. Karte zeigt gesamt Deutschland mit Ungarn, Transilvanien , Slavonien und Schweiz, mit Darstellung eines Gerichtshofes, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 60,50 x 99. Zustand: Faltstellen z.T. restauriert

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        The Laws Respecting Women, As They Regard Their Natural Rights

      , 1712. 1712. The First English Treatise on the Law of Infants [Women]. The Laws Respecting Women, As They Regard Their Natural Rights, Or Their Connections and Conduct; In Which Their Interests and Duties as Daughters, Wards, Heiresses, Spinsters, Sisters, Wives, Widows, Mothers, Legatees, Executrixes, &c. Are Ascertained and Enumerated: also, the Obligations of Parent and Child, And the Condition of Minors. The Whole Laid Down According to the Principles of the Common and Statute Law, Explained by the Practice of the Courts of Law and Equity, And Describing the Nature and Extent of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. In Which are Inserted a Great Variety of Curious and Important Decisions in the Different Law Courts, And the Substance of the Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston, On an Indictment for Bigamy, Before the House of Peers, April 1776. In Four Books. [London]: Printed by J. Nutt, 1712. [xxiv], 380, [28] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Perforated stamps to title page and following leaf. A solid copy in a handsome binding. * Only edition. This is one of the ealiest books on the English law concerning women. Holdsworth holds this book in high regard and considers it the best of the early books on the subject. It is cast in four books. The first book deals with the personal status of women, marriage law and the settlement of married women who are paupers. The second book deals with the proprietary status of spinsters, wives and widows. The third book deals with crimes, the fourth with parents and children and the position of minors. It also contains a critical account of the sensational Kingston bigamy trial, which inspired two plays by Thackeray. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:399-400. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:500 (73).

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        Anleitung zu der Geographie der mitlern Zeiten

      Jena, Bielcken, 1712... die Nahmen der alten Teutschen Völker, Creyse, Wälder, Berge, item die Nahmen der Teutschen Völker in den mitlern Zeiten .auf eine curieuse Art betrachtet werden. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 11 Blatt, 664 Seiten, 46 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 21 x 18 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt, innen einige Lagen etwas gebräunt, sonst sauber. "Junckers bleibender Beitrag für die Geschichtswissenschaft... Mit umfassendem Blick sieht er das Mittelalter, das Problem seiner Bewertung, die Lage seiner Erforschung und die Aufgaben der Mediävistik seiner Zeit" (NDB).

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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 (Jacob Tonson), Londini (London) 1712 - Bound in the original 18th century leather, 6 raised bands at spine, gilt titles and decorations, 370 p., each of the 6 parts of the book starting with strikingly beautiful full page prints with ornate friezes and decorative capitals. Overall about Very Good, the leather is rubbed, edgeworn, and starting to separate at the spine. Binding still tight, endpages moderate browning, light age toning to interior pages. On front pastedown the armorial bookplate of the Earl of Roden K.S.P. and some bookseller pencil notes. "Titus Lucretius Carus (died mid to late 50s BCE) was an Epicurean poet of the late Roman republican era. His six-book Latin hexameter poem De Rerum Natura ., variously translated On the nature of things and On the nature of the universe, survives virtually intact, although it is disputed whether he lived to put the finishing touches to it. As well as being a pioneering figure in the history of philosophical poetry, Lucretius has come to be our primary source of information on Epicurean physics, the official topic of his poem. Among numerous other Epicurean doctrines, the atomic ?swerve? is known to us mainly from Lucretius' account of it. His defence of the Epicurean system is deftly and passionately argued, and is particularly admired for its eloquent critique of the fear of death in book 3." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay Towards an History of Dancing

      London: Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's Head, 1712. London: Jacob Tonson at Shakespear&#39;s Head, 1712. Hardcover. No jacket. Boards are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and bumped. Page block is tanned. Ink marks on front pastedown. FEP is detached from binding. Lower edge of page 2 is chipped. Two centimetre tear on lower edge of page 33. Four centimetre tear on upper edge of page 57. Nicks on lower edge of page 91 and leading edge of page 105. Page 113 is chipped. Pages are marked and slightly warped. Hinge is visible on pastedowns. Binding is intact, contents are clear. AM . hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        Provinc. Geneusis

      Liguria 1712 - La carta è corredata da un foglio in cui sono riportati alcuni dati riferiti alla regione raffigurata. Per questa edizione della "Chorographica descriptio provinciarum et conventuum.", curata dal ministro provinciale di Milano Giovanni Battista da Cassine su espressa richiesta del Ministro Generale Agostino da Latisana, le tavole furono nuovamente incise con un disegno generale e coordinate geografiche del tutto differenti dalle precedenti edizioni. Gli incisori delle carte di questa edizione sono Simone Durello ed il padre cappuccino Michelangelo de Dinant. mm 228x331

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      AUGUSTA VINDELICORUM & FRANCOFURTI, JOANNIS CASPARI BENCARD, 1712 2 volumi In-folioLegatura in pelle di scrofa su assicelle con ricche impressioni a secco, titolo e numero di tomo manoscritti al dorso, tagli blu, tracce di bindelle con fermagli deperditi. I volume: elegante antiporta figurata da un dipinto di J. A. Kump; frontespizio con titolo in rosso e nero e marca tipografica incisa; 14 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria ed elenchi; 828 pagine numerate; 42 pagine non numerate di indici. II volume: 1 carta bianca frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica incisa; 16 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria, avviso e indici; 849 pagine numerate; 59 pagine non numerate di copiosi indici; testo latino su doppia colonna. Seguono 4 pagine di altro volume ripiegate ai bordi perchè di formato maggiore con frontespizio "Virtus de core coronata triumphat. 1717". Monografia di erudizione, per opera di questo teologo, teatino, lettore dell'Ordine a Bologna, a Roma e in San Gaetano a Monaco. Oltre alla presente opera scrisse: Philosophia Universalis Speculativa, Theologia Speculativa Dogmatica et Moraliis, Iuris Canonici Universalis Commentarius, De Humanibus Affectibus, Theologia Polemica. La prima edizione dell'opera in esame venne pubblicata a Messina nel 1670. Esemplare complessivamente in buone condizioni, sciupatura con piccola mancanza centrale al piatto anteriore del I volume, lievi sporadiche fioriture.

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        Vollständiges Diarium, alles dessen Was vor, in und nach denen höchstansehnlichsten Wahl- und Crönungs-Solennitaeten [...] Caroli des VI. [...] in dieser Freyen Reichs- und Wahl-Stadt Franckfurth am Mayn, Von Anfang biß zum Ende passiret ist. - Continuatio diarii. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Frankfurt, Johann David Zunners Erben und Johann Adam Jung, 1712.. 2 Bl., 168, 18 (recte 36) S., 2 Bl., 10 S., 36 (recte 34) S., 3 Bl., 14 S.; 2 Bl., 92 S., 5 Bl., 14 S. Mit 19 Kupfertafeln (davon 6 gefaltet), 1 Textkupfer und 1 (statt 4) schematischen Plan. Fol. (38 x 24,5 cm). Halbpergament der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen.. Detailliertes Festbuch mit schönen Tafeln zu Einzug und Krönung Karls VI. (1685-1740) in Frankfurt, darunter die Ansicht des vollbesetzten Römerbergs. - Die Reihenfolge der einzelnen Teile variiert in Vergleichsexemplaren, hier folgendermaßen gebunden: Vollständiges Diarium (2 Bl., 168, 18 (recte 36) S.); Johann Georg Pritius, Die Höchstfeyerliche Einweyhung (2 Bl., 10 S.); Wahl-Capitulation Caroli des VI. (36 (recte 34) S.); Pritius, Der Mit Himmlischer Weißheit Höchstgesegnete Carl der Sechste (3 Bl., 14 S.); Continuatio diarii nebst Appendix (2 Bl., 92 S., 5 Bl., 14 S.). - Die Continuatio komplett mit den zehn Porträt-Tafeln (die Kurfürsten mit kleinen Ansichten der Residenzstädte) und den prächtigen Tafeln zu den Festlichkeiten (Einzug, Krönung, Bankett, Huldigung; die beiden Einzugskupfer als eine große Falttafel montiert), es fehlen lediglich die drei Schematafeln zum Diarium. - Leicht gebräunt, vor allem in den breiten Rändern stockfleckig, die Innengelenke etwas aufgeplatzt, Bindung aber fest, vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris. Einband leicht bestoßen und angestaubt, die Deckelbezüge beschabt. Gutes Exemplar. *Lipperheide Sba 26. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 2875 (inkomplett).

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      IN TORINO, PER BARTOLOMEO ZAPPATA, 1679; IBIDEM, NELLA STAMPA DELLI FRATELLI ZAPPATA, 1712 2 volumi In-folio - Legatura coeva in piena pelle color avana maculata; dorso a sette nervi rilevati, decorato alle caselle con fiore a losanga entro riquadro con fregi, recante tasselli con titolo e indicazione del numero di tomo, ai piatti bordura con angoli floreali e fregio centrale il tutto impresso in oro; tagli rossi. Antiporta figurata incisa su matrice di rame - (12) - 514 - (22); antiporta figurata identica a quella del primo volume - (14) - 811 - (21) pagine numerate, compresi, i frontespizi con marca tipografica silografata (ripetizione della marca e dei dati tipografici all'ultima facciata del I tomo). Testo in lingua italiana. Grandi capilettera decorati a racemi e sontuosi fregi tipografici, il tutto impresso a silografia. Due illustrazioni nel testo del II tomo, incise su matrice di rame da Tasnière: la prima (p. 447) raffigurante il recto e il verso dell'ostia del Miracolo eucaristico torinese (avvenuto nel 1453); la seconda (p. 796) con riproduzione di medaglia del duca Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia. Mancanza, al primo volume, del ritratto dell'Autore, come in quasi tutti gli esemplari conosciuti. L'opera, in edizione originale, è una storia della città di Torino, capitale dello stato sabaudo. La prima parte, dedicata alla reggente Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia Nemours, è dovuta in gran parte a Emanuele Tesauro, protagonista della cultura della corte subalpina, storiografo e grande teorico letterario; Lozzi (citando Coleti) scrive che a Tesauro spettano i primi 5 libri del tomo, mentre al protonotario apostolico Giroldi gli altri due (il che è una svista perché la I parte si compone di 8 libri). La II parte, compresa nel II tomo, venne invece composta dal "regio economo generale" F. M. Ferrero di Lauriano, e reca la data 1712. Il sontuoso antiporta, su invenzione del pittore Domenico Piola (Genova 1627 - 1703) fu eseguito da Bartolomeo Giuseppe Tasnière (Torino 1676 - 1752); di particolare interesse è la mappa di Torino retta da uno dei personaggi rappresentati: nella pianta si notano sia l'ingrandimento realizzato da Carlo Emanuele I che quello più tardo nella contrada di Po. Esemplare in discreto stato conservativo; al primo tomo, usuale ossidazione alle carte, gore d'acqua e restauri agli angoli superiori delle prime carte; fresco l'interno del II tomo, per la migliore qualità della carta usata. La legatura presente delle piccole mancanze di pellame, in particolare al primo volume. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Provincia Romana

      Lazio 1712 - Raffigurazione del tratto costiero e di parte dell'entroterra, che da Castiglione giunge fino a Napoli. Tra le località raffigurate: Bolsena, Monte Fiascone, Viterbo, Roma, Paludi Pontine, Monte Cassino. La carta è corredata da un foglio in cui sono riportati alcuni dati riferiti alla regione raffigurata. Per questa edizione della "Chorographica descriptio provinciarum et conventuum.", curata dal ministro provinciale di Milano Giovanni Battista da Cassine su espressa richiesta del Ministro Generale Agostino da Latisana, le tavole furono nuovamente incise con un disegno generale e coordinate geografiche del tutto differenti dalle precedenti edizioni. Gli incisori delle carte di questa edizione sono Simone Durello ed il padre cappuccino Michelangelo de Dinant. mm 228x325

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        Die Königskrönung Friedrichs III. von Brandenburg zum König Friedrich I. in Preußen. Bilderrolle in Kupferstich von fast 8 Metern Länge.

      (1712). Ca. 30 x 790 cm, aus 16 großen Kupferstichblättern zusammengefügt.. Die Königskrönung Friedrichs III. von Brandenburg zum König Friedrich I. in Preußen fand am 18. Januar 1701 in Form einer Selbstkrönung statt. Der Ort war Königsberg, die Hauptstadt des Herzogtums Preußen, das dadurch zum Königreich Preußen wurde. Die vorliegenden Illustrationen nach Johann Georg Wolfgang (1662-1744) zeigen die Prozession: Die Königlichen Trompeter / Die Krieges-Kammer / Das Hoff-Hals-Gericht und Consistorium / Die Deputirten von der Universität / Die Deputirten der sämtlichen Stände / Die Königlich Preußische Procession nach der Kirchen / Der Städte Ritterschafft und der des Herren-Standes / Seine Königliche Höheit der Kron-Printz / Seine Majestät der König / Reichs-Bannier / Die Suite der Königin u.v.a. Zu Beginn fehlt ein kleiner Teil. Der Zug beginnt mit dem Königlichen Pauker und endet mit der Prinzessin von Holstein und ihren Damen. - Das Papier angestaubt, teils etwas fleckig und knittrig, Einrisse hinterlegt.

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        Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi v., quibus continentur. rerum Persicarum & ulterioris

      Meyer, Lemgo 1712 - KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716). Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi v., quibus continentur . . . rerum Persicarum & ulterioris Asiae. Lemgo: Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer, 1712. 4to. [18], 912, [32] pp. Title in red and black. With engraved frontispiece by Daniel Marot (b. 1650), architect to King William III, and Jacob Gole (1660-1737), well known engraver of Amsterdam; 16 engraved plates (4 folding and 12 double-page), 63 full-page and 11 textual woodcuts and engravings. Contemporary vellum, edges worn, rebacked sometime in the 19th century; lower section of title strengthened where two library stamps were removed (no loss of text); and 2 plates worn at fold; somewhat browned because of the quality of the paper used in the edition, otherwise a very good copy with wide margins, in a quarter morocco slipcase. First edition of Kaempfer's first work on Asian natural history and medicine: the only book Kaempfer published during his lifetime. His more famous work, The History of Japan, was first published in English translation after his death. Kaempfer was the first scientist to illustrate and describe the plants of the Orient, including the Camellia (Tsubaki) and the date-palm-seen for the first time in the West. He was also the first European to bring a collection of botanical specimens back from Japan. Included in this work is one of the first European descriptions of the healing methods of acupuncture and moxa. Other observations of medical interest concern the guinea worm, endemic hydrocele of Malabar, asafetida, mycetoma of the foot, etc. Kaempfer's book also described paper-making and the custom of drinking tea. Of extreme importance is Fasicule. V which classifies nearly 500 Japanese plants. In most cases Kaempfer gives the Japanese names, illustrated with their Chinese characters.Kaempfer (1651-1716), a German physician and naturalist, visited Persia in 1648 as secretary to the Swedish ambassador and in 1690-92 as chief surgeon, accompanied a Dutch East India Company mission to Japan. The Japanese allowed him almost unlimited freedom to travel, and he became an authority on the geography, agriculture, mineral resources, religion, art and natural history of this country which had been virtually unknown to the West. His diverse scientific knowledge made him uniquely qualified to record the riches of Japanese culture. Hunt Botanical Library II, 427. Nissen, Botanische Buch Illustration, pp. 89-91; 1018. Bowers, Western Medical Pioneers in Feudal Japan, pp. 38-58. Bowers, "Engelbert Kaempfer: Physician, Explorer, Scholar, and Author," Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. XXI, No. 3, pp. 237-259.This copy comes from the library of Richard C. Rudolph (1909-2003), founder of UCLA's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, where he was the first chairman and the first professor of Chinese. Rudolph almost single-handedly established UCLA's East Asian Library, traveling to China and Japan in 1948-49, the last years of the Chinese Revolution, to buy over 10,000 rare and important books under difficult and often dangerous circumstances. During the remainder of his professional career Rudolph continued to add works to the UCLA library, and in 1981 the East Asian Library, now one of the top research libraries in its field, was given Rudolph's name in recognition of his seminal contributions. A true bibliophile, Rudolph collected Chinese and Japanese printing, medicine, botany, physiology, and the reception of Western science by the East. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opera. Interpretaione et notis illustravit Carolus Ruaeus, Soc. Jesu, jussu christianissimi regis, ad usum serenissimi Delphini.

      . London: J. Tonson, et al. 1712. With engr. frontisp. & 14 plates. (24) + 610 + (60) pp. Contp. full calf, spine rubbed..

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