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        I. Consolida Aruensis flore rubropleno. - II. Consolida regalis flore plen caeruleo. - III. Consolida regalis flore plenopurpureo. (Rittersporn).

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, nach 1713, 48,5 x 40 (H) Dressendörfer, Die Pflanzen des Hortus Eystettensis. Ein botanischer und kulturhistorischer Spaziergang durch das Gartenjahr, Nr. 178. - Schön koloriertes Blatt, rückseitig Text, in Summe guter Zustand. Wohl aus einer Ausgabe nach 1700.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        A Compleat History of the Late War in the Netherlands Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht

      London: Thomas Ward, 1713.. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes bound as one, with continuous pagination. Octavo, pp.[10], 24, xvi, 448 [12]. Illustrated with 15 folding copper engraved maps and plans. In contemporary brown full calf, with very slightly raised bands, gilt titles to orange labels on spine and blind decoration to boards. Head and tail caps pulled away. Spine quite heavily worn with rubbing to joints; moderate outer wear otherwise. Good overall. Focusing on the British involvement in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1715), this is one of the earliest historical narratives to consider the course of the war and the career of Britain's greatest General, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Miscellany Poems

      London - J[ohn] B[arber]., 1713 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of Anne Finch's poetry. The first edition, probably second printing as with variant title page stating the author as 'Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea' rather than 'A Lady' as it is to the first printing. `With errata to the end of the contents and publisher's catalogue to rear, as called for. G3 is a cancel leaf, as typically found. This was the only major collection of poetry to appear in Finch's lifetime. It comprises of 86 poems anda play. Finch's works expresses a desire for respect as a female poet, lamenting her difficult position as a woman in the literary establishment and court. She also tended to allude to other female authors of the time such as Aphra Behn and Katherine Phillips. With the bookplate of Sir Robert Gilmour, 1st Baronet of Liberton and Craigmillar, Midlothian. Gilmour was a British army officer and Captain of the Royal Company of Archers. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Condition: In a full calf binding. Rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the boards and some loss to the extremities. Small patches of rubbing to the spine. Prior owner's bookplate tofront pastedown and to recto of front endpaper. Library stamp to front pastedown, College of Librarianship Wales. Internally, firmly bound. Tape repair to thebottomcorner of leaf G3. Pages aresomewhat age toned, especially to edges. Instances of light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Proportions des diamétres et solidité des planètes comparée au soleil selon M. Huguins [Huygens] et les nouvelles observations. Presentée a son altesse royale Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans par son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur J. Pigeon mathematicien

      (Paris), 1713. ____ Seule édition. Belle planche gravée sur cuivre représentant le soleil et les planètes. Jean Pigeon d'Osangis, mathématicien et mécanicien (1654-1739) était fabricant d'instruments scientifiques. On lui doit la premère sphère mouvante selon le système de Copernic. Petite réparation sur un coin, mais bel exemplaire de cette planche de toute rareté. On en connait que deux autres exemplaire, tous à Paris (BNF and Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal). *-------* Very rare. OCLC lists only copies in Paris (BNF and Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal). Only edition. It shows the sun with a large engraving and the planets. Jean Pigeon d'Osangis, mathematician and mechanic (1654-1739) was an important scientific instrument makers during eighteenth century. One old repair to a corner, but the plate is in very good condition. In-plano. Collation : Une planche.

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        The History and Analysis of the Common Law of England

      1713 - First Edition of the First History of the Common Law [Hale, Sir Matthew (1609-1676)]. The History and Analysis of the Common Law of England. [London]: Printed by J. Nutt, 1713. [iii], 264, [12] pp. Main text preceded by one-page publisher list. [Bound with] [Hale, Sir Matthew]. The Analysis of the Law: Being a Scheme, Or Abstract, Of the Several Titles and Partitions of the Law of England, Digested into Method. [London]: Printed by J. Nutt, 1713. [xvi], 171, [5] pp. Main text followed by four-page publisher list. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves. Early owner signature (of W.H. or Wm. Dillingham) to head of title page, brief annotations to a few leaves. Nice copies in a handsome binding. * First edition. Published anonymously, these two essays comprise the first history of the common law. Drawn from Hale's manuscripts, they "give us a clear statement of the history of some of the important external features of the common law.Sketch as it is his history is living history because its author had a clear view of its whole course" (Holdsworth). Hale, a distinguished judge of the Court of Common Pleas, is best-known for his History of the Pleas of the Crown. These two works are usually bound together. The first part was reissued later in 1713 with a cancel title page reading: The History of the Common Law of England (ESTC T77292). Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 151-152. English Short-Title Catalogue N7657, T7657. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Montagnes des Alpes ou sont remarquè Les Passages de France en Italiè, Le Duchè de Milan, et Les Estats du Duc de Savoye

      Parigi 1713 - Grande carta geografica composta da due fogli da unire raffigurante la parte settentrionale della penisola dalle regioni francesi confinanti ai ducati di Modena, Mantova e Verona. Incisione in rame, bellissima coloritura coeva. Rara. Large map made up of two sheets (that must be joined). It represents the northern part of the peninsula from the neighbouring French territories up to the duchied of Modena, Mantova and Verona. Etching on copperplate with original hand colour, in good conditions. Rare. Dimensioni 900 570mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        An Account of South-West Barbary:

      London: for J. Bowyer and H. Clements,, 1713. Containing what is most Remarkable in the Territories of the King of Fez and Morocco. Written by a Person who had been a Slave there a Considerable Time; and published from his Authentick Manuscript. To which are added, two Letters: one from the Present King of Morocco to Colonel Kirk; the other to Sir Cloudesly Shovell: with Sir Cloudesly's Answer, etc. Octavo (175 × 108 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked. Folding map frontispiece, woodcut head- and tailpieces, woodcut facsimile of Ismael's seal to p. 130, occasional Arabic types. With the half-title. Handwritten biographical note (early 20th-century) on Ockley to front free endpaper. Board-edges lightly rubbed, corners worn, boards a little scuffed, section of superficial worming to rear, inner hinges cracked but firm, old paper repair to front pastedown, half-title and title a little soiled, the occasional marginal spot or mark, neat tear to fore-margin of sig. E5 from folding, the text unaffected. A good copy. First and only edition (although a 16–page abridgement was published in 1721). Ockley (1679–1720) was Adams professor of Arabic at Cambridge. His ethnographic account of Morocco was allegedly based on the report of a Christian slave, though there is no reference to any actual period of captivity. His translation of two letters from Mawlay Isma'il (1672–1727) secured him a brief position in government "translating correspondence from the same ruler … with whom England had commercial relations" (ODNB), though the fall from power of Robert Harley, his influential patron, meant that he had no such further employment. There is also a translation of Mongol conqueror Hulegu's letter to the Sultan of Aleppo. Ockley is best remembered for his Conquest of Syria, Persia, and Aegypt, by the Saracens (1708) and his History of the Saracens (1718), together the first attempt at a continuous history of the Arabs in English.

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        Farol indiano, y guia de curas de indios. [bound and issued with] Arte de el idioma mexicano.

      por Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713. The first work in this volume is a handbook for priests with Nahuatl-speakers as parishioners; it contains a summary of "the five sacraments that ministers of the gospel administer here in America. With all the moral cases that occur among Indians." Principally in Spanish, it has the prescribed responses of the parishioners in Nahuatl. The second work is a Nahuatl grammar, this being its only colonial-era edition. Pérez was a professor of Nahuatl at the Royal University of Mexico and one of the country's leading experts in the period 1675-1725. Provenance: On the front fly-leaf the late 18th-century ownership inscription of Lic. Manuel Villa telling => where he purchased the book and its cost and imploring anyone who borrows it to return it; early 19th-century ownership signature on title-page of Jose Mariano Perdomo; 20th-century blind pressure-stamp on title-page of Sotomayor Vaqueiro. At the rear of the volume is a manuscript note in a clear hand stating the Bachiller Jose Mariano Perdomo had completed two years of study of theology.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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        The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in.

      1713 - Scarce Eighteenth-Century English Treatise on Election Law [Election Law]. [Great Britain]. The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in Force Relating to the Election of Members to Serve in the House of Commons: In Three Sections, Viz. The Duties &c. of the Electors, The Elected, And the Officers Returning. [London]: Printed for J. Nutt, Assignee of Ed. Sayer Esq., for Jacob Tonson, 1713. [viii], 126, [6], 21, [3] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining (mostly to margins), minor worming to preliminaries. A nice copy of a scarce title in a handsome binding. * Second edition, "continued to the end of the last session of Parliament, 1713," which adds an addenda to the first edition of 1708. It was one of the earliest books on the subject. According to Sweet & Maxwell, the first studies were Freedom of Elections to Parliament (1680) and Observations Concerning the Regulation of Elections for Parliament (1689), a work attributed to the Earl of Shaftsbury). OCLC locates 6 copies, 3 in North America (at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School and Stanford University). The ESTC locates 9 copies, 8 in Great Britain, 1 in North America (at the University of Indiana). English Short-Title Catalogue T108633. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Thesauri Sanitatis, Oder des Neueröffneten Schatzes Menschlicher Gesundheit. Dritter Theil:. Bestehet in einem wohlgefasseten Teutschen Kräuter-Buch, In welchem alle Dermahlen in den Apothecken befindliche und zur Artzney dienende Kräuter... ; mit einem vierfachen Register].

       Frankfurt Hocker u. Andreä 1713. 8°. 5 (v. 7) Bll., 1360 S., 40 Bll. (Register). Mit 289 (dav. 45 altkolor.) Holzschnitten. HLdr. auf 4 Bünden. Mit Rückensch. Durchgeh. Wasserrand. Ohne Titelblatt. EA.VD18 90329945; Lesky 93; Nicht bei Nissen - Der dritte Teil des in 4 Bänden erschienen, oft aufgelgten \"Thesaurus Sanitatis\", hier in der Erstausgabe. In deutscher Sprache. Enthält hunderte, teilweise kolorierte Holzschnitte von Kräutern und 4 Register über Krankheiten, anzuwendende Rezepte, Gewächse deutsch und lateinisch. Beschreibt die medizinischen Wirkungen von 380 Pflanzenarten. Die übrigen Teile. behandeln andere Zweige der Medizin. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Botanik, Medizin

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        Ars Conjectandi

      Thurnheysen, Basel 1713 - With 2 folding charts, 1 folding plate and errata. Contemporary paper over thin boards, marbled paper spine; an excellent uncut copy with wide margins, library stamp on title and some minor browning. First edition of a milestone in the history of mathematics. Although left unfinished, it affords abundant evidence of the ability of one of history's greatest mathematicians. Especially notable is the theorem which "places the theory of probability in a more commanding position than it had hitherto occupied" (Todhunter). Bernouilli here uses the terms a priori and a posteriori to distinguish two ways of deriving probabilities: deduction without experience (a priori) is possible with some devices such as dice but otherwise it is possible to make a deduction from various observed results of similar events. At the end we find the epistle Lettre a' un ami, dur le parties du Jeau de Paume where the probability calculation is applied to one of the most significant cultural and social phenomenon in Renaissance, the sports game of jeu de paume. "It is still the foundation of much modern practice in all fields where probability is concerned -- insurance, statistics and mathematical heredity tables" (PMM).Jakob Bernoulli (1654-1705) was the eldest in a family of celebrated mathematicians. He occupied the chair in mathematics at the University of Basel until his death. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jus georgicum, sive tractatus de praediis, Von Land-Güthern.

      Leipzig und Frankfurt, Titius für Lanckisch Erben, editio secunda 1713. - . Cum epistola de argumenti dignitate Cl. C. S. Schurtzfleischii. Mit gestochenem Kupfertitel, 7 (2 doppelblattgrossen) Kupfertafeln, 5 Blatt, 905 Seiten, 23 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 33,5 x 22 cm, Einband etwa angestaubt, innen leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1698 erschienenen Werks. Leiser bereiste mit Schurzfleisch Frankreich und Italien und gab auf Grund seiner landwirtschaftlichen Erfahrungen dieses umfangreiche Werk heraus, darin Kapitel über Bergbau, Wein, Jagd, Fischerei, Pferde usw. Die Tafeln zeigen ein römisches Mithraskultrelief, eine Rekonstruktion der Villa des Maecenas in Tivoli, ferner Landaufteilungen, Fischmaße und Zechenquerschnitte.

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        A brief enquiry into free-thinking in matters of religion; and some pretended obstructions to it ... [bound with one other work as described below].

      Cambridge: Pr. at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery & Jonah Bowyer, 1713. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [2], 150, [2 (errata)] pp. (lacking half-title). [bound with] Addenbrooke, John. A short essay upon free-thinking. London: Jonah Bowyer, 1714. 8vo. [8], 16 pp.    First editions of these two responses to Anthony Collins's landmark treatise on freethought (and on either deism or atheism, depending on one's interpretation), the Discourse of Free-Thinking. Numerous attacks on the Discourse were published, including rebuttals by Richard Bentley, George Berkeley, and Jonathan Swift; the present two pieces are more obscure (the second was written by a physician far better remembered today for his founding of a hospital for the poor than for his writings), but offer interesting perspectives on contemporary thought.    Provenance: The first work's title-page has "Ex dono Autoris" inscribed in the upper margin in an early hand.         Pycroft: ESTC T144698; Allibone 1712. Addenbrooke: ESTC T88427. Recent marbled paper–covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Pycroft half-title lacking; title-page with annotation as above. Pages slightly age-toned, with light spotting to final leaves of Enquiry and throughout Essay.

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        Catechismus-Predigten, oder Erklärung der V. Hauptstucken Christlicher Religion. In drey Haupt-Theil abgetheilt und in 48. Predigten verfasset. Den Christlichen Gemeinden Buß / Meysperach und Hemmingen / der Grafschaft Farnspurg Baßler-Gebiets / in den Wochentlichen Dienstags Predigten vorgetragen ... durch Jacob Leücht obiger Gemeinden Pfarrern.

      Basel : bey Johann Ludwig Brandmüller, 1713. [12], 278 [i.e. 287], [1], 238 [i.e. 338], 202 [12] S. Pergamenteinband. Mittelmäßiger bis guter Zustand. Pergamentbezug wellig und sperrig, steht an einer Kante vom Bucheckel ab. Einige Seiten mit abgeknickter Ecke, Tiel und die ersten Seiten dort mit kleinem Einrss (bis 2 cm). Ca. 150 Seiten mit schwachem Wasserfelck am Seitenrand. Ca. 10 Seiten mit Spuren von Wurmfraß am Rand. Versand D: 2,20 EUR Hauptstücken Buus Maisprach Hemmiken Farnsburg Schweiz Katechismus Katechismuspredigten Predigt Homiletik

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        A brief enquiry into free-thinking in matters of religion; and some pretended obstructions to it ... [bound with one other work as described below].

      Cambridge: Pr. at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery & Jonah Bowyer, 1713. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [2], 150, [2 (errata)] pp. (lacking half-title). [bound with] Addenbrooke, John. A short essay upon free-thinking. London: Jonah Bowyer, 1714. 8vo. [8], 16 pp.    First editions of these two responses to Anthony Collins's landmark treatise on freethought (and on either deism or atheism, depending on one's interpretation), the Discourse of Free-Thinking. Numerous attacks on the Discourse were published, including rebuttals by Richard Bentley, George Berkeley, and Jonathan Swift; the present two pieces are more obscure (the second was written by a physician far better remembered today for his founding of a hospital for the poor than for his writings), but offer interesting perspectives on contemporary thought.    Provenance: The first work's title-page has "Ex dono Autoris" inscribed in the upper margin in an early hand.         Pycroft: ESTC T144698; Allibone 1712. Addenbrooke: ESTC T88427. Recent marbled paper–covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Pycroft half-title lacking; title-page with annotation as above. Pages slightly age-toned, with light spotting to final leaves of Enquiry and throughout Essay.

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        En book af menniskiones slächt och Jesu Christi börd eller, Bibliskt slächt-register från Adam, til Iesu Christi Heliga Moder Jungfru Maria, och hennes trolåfwade man Ioseph: med the förnämsta hufwud-slächters brenar efter then Heliga Srift och lärda mäns böcker

      Stockholm: Kongl. Antiquities Archivi Bostrnckaren, Olof Enaeus, 1713. First edition, folio, pp. [8], 210; engraved frontispiece and engraved vignette title page, 5 engraved plates (3 folding), numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text, several full page, plus tables (a number double page), typographic ornaments and initials, text partially in black letter; a few spots and stains, but generally a very good, sound copy in contemporary full paneled calf, rebacked. Genealogical register of Biblical characters, from Adam to Mary and Joseph. A handsome production typographically, and with many textual illustrations of monuments and inscriptions.

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        Ars Conjectandi, Opus Posthumum. Accedit Tractatus De Seriebus Infinitis, et Epistola Gallicè scripta de Ludo Pilae Reticularis

      - Woodcut device on title, two folding printed tables, & one folding woodcut plate. Diagrams in the text. 2 p.l., 306, 35, [1] pp. 4to, cont. speckled sheep (upper joint with short crack, bookplate on blank portion of title patched, minor foxing), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Basel: impensis Thurnisiorum, Fratrum, 1713. [bound with]: BERNOULLI, Nicolaus I. Dissertatio Inauguralis Mathematico-Juridica. De Usu Artis Conjectandi in Jure. 56 pp. 4to. Basel: J.C. Mechel, 1709. A most attractive sammelband. I. First edition of "the first systematic attempt to place the theory of probability on a firm basis and is still the foundation of much modern practice in all fields where probability is concerned - insurance, statistics and mathematical heredity tables."-Printing & the Mind of Man 179. II. First edition. Nicolaus I (1687-1759), nephew of Jacob I and Johann I and editor of the Ars Conjectandi, obtained the degree of doctor of jurisprudence with this dissertation on the application of the calculus of probability to questions of law. I believe this to be an important contribution to probability. Very good copies. ? I. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 110. D.S.B., II, pp. 46-51. Evans, Epochal Achievements, 8. Horblit 12. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 21. II. D.S.B., II, pp. 56-57. Keynes, "Bibliography" in A Treatise on Probability, p. 435. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jesus und seine Kirche aus denen Sonn-und Festtags-Evangelien so auch aus denen Apostel-Geschichten in Hundert mit so vielen Kupfern gezierten Vergleichungs-Sonnetten. -(1713)-

      Winckler & Großen Dresden, Leipzig 1713 First EditionSehr seltene erste Ausgabe: 14 nicht numerierte Seiten mit der Zuschrift und dem Vorbericht ( mit 1 emblematischen Kupfer in 2 Teilen ). Danach die 100 Sonette auf 100 nicht gezählten Seiten mit den schönen jeweils halbseitigen, emblematischen Kupfern in 2 Teilen. Folio, Halbpergamenteinband. Leider in insgesamt schlechtem Zustand: Der Einband ist dunkel angestaubt, verfleckt und stark berieben. Ecken angestoßen. Bindung etwas defekt. Innen durchgehend stark fingerfleckig, gelegentlich stockfleckig. Papier stark gebräunt und angestaubt. Sowie stärker wasserfleckig im oberen Bereich - durchgehend. Die schönen Kupferstichabbildungen sind davon meist nicht betroffen. Rückseitig auf den Blättern zahlreiche Bleistiftnotizen und -anstriche. Die letzten 2 Kupfer mit Knickspur. Trotz der Mängel brauchbares Exemplar, da die emblematischen Kupfer meist sauber und in kräftigen Abdrücken vorhanden sind. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Jesus, Evangelien, Apostel

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        The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in...

      1713. Scarce Eighteenth-Century English Treatise on Election Law [Election Law]. [Great Britain]. The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in Force Relating to the Election of Members to Serve in the House of Commons: In Three Sections, Viz. The Duties &c. of the Electors, The Elected, And the Officers Returning. [London]: Printed for J. Nutt, Assignee of Ed. Sayer Esq., for Jacob Tonson, 1713. [viii], 126, [6], 21, [3] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining (mostly to margins), minor worming to preliminaries. A nice copy of a scarce title in a handsome binding. $750. * Second edition, "continued to the end of the last session of Parliament, 1713," which adds an addenda to the first edition of 1708. It was one of the earliest books on the subject. According to Sweet & Maxwell, the first studies were Freedom of Elections to Parliament (1680) and Observations Concerning the Regulation of Elections for Parliament (1689), a work attributed to the Earl of Shaftsbury). OCLC locates 6 copies, 3 in North America (at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School and Stanford University). The ESTC locates 9 copies, 8 in Great Britain, 1 in North America (at the University of Indiana). English Short-Title Catalogue T108633.

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        Nouveau traité des serins de canarie

      Second edition statementBinding in full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Split bits at the head and tail. Bumped corners and bare. Friction. Chez Claude Prudhomme AParis 1713 in-12 (9x16,5cm) (20) 356pp. (13) relié

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        Traité de la police, Où l'on trouvera l'Histoire de son Etablissement, les Fonctions et les Prerogatives de ses Magistrats, toutes les Loix et tous les Reglemens qui la concernent. On y a joint une Description historique et topographique de Paris

      First Edition. A fourth volume appeared in 1722 in the second edition.Bound in full calf Used era. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Michel Brunet à Paris 1713 - 1719 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in Folio (25x41,5cm) relié

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        Verworffener Hexen- und Zauberer-Advocat. Das ist: Wolbegründete Vernichtung Des thörichten Vorhabens Hn. Christiani Thomasii J.U.D. & Professoris Hallensis, und aller derer / welche durch ihre Superkluge Phantasie-Grillen den teufflischen Hexen-Geschmeiß das Wort reden wollen / Indem gegen dieselbe [...] und der täglich-lehrenden Erfahrung das Gegentheil zur Genüge angewiesen und bestättiget wird / daß in der That Eine Teuflische Hexerey un Zauberey sey / [...]. Erste u. einzige Ausg.

      13 Bll., 654 S., 19 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 3 Textholzschnitten (S.385), Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, Kl.-8, Neueres Halbpergament mit goldgepr. Rückenfileten u. Rückenschild, 3seitiger Farbschnitt (etwas verblasst) Cornell S.243 Rosenthal 4035 Grässe S.64 Ackermann I/437: "G., eines Goldschmids Sohn zu Husum, war Superintendens zu Parchim, und soll als ein Schenck-Wirt 1713 gestorben sein. (Jöcher)." Hayn/Gotendorf III, 200: "Sehr selten!" - Das gestochene Frontispiz stammt anscheinend von dem Autor selbst (Signatur "P. Goldschmidt"). - Streitschrift des protestantischen Theologen u. entschiedenen Verteidigers des Hexenglaubens Peter Goldschmidt (1662-1713). Er war ab 1691 Pastor im dem damals dänischen Sterup u. hatte seit dieser Zeit schon zwei gegen Balthasar Bekker gerichtete Schriften veröffentlicht (darunter "Höllischer Morpheus", 1698). Das vorliegende Werk richtet sich gegen die aufklärerischen Schriften des Juristen Christian Thomasius (1655-1728). Denn Thomasius verwarf in seinen 1701 erschienenen "De crimine magiae" nicht nur die Beweisbarkeit, sondern auch die Möglichkeit des Teufelsbündnisses u. verlangte die Abschaffung der Folter. Im Gegenzug dazu liefert Goldschmidt Belege "für die Zauberey, deren Wirklichkeit u. Macht". Allerdings ist das Werk weniger polemisch u. eher in einem warnenden Ton gehalten. Im zwölften Kapitel distanziert sich Goldschmidt von den magischen Ritualen des Volksglaubens (vgl. M. Meumann in: Lexikon zur Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung). - Einband leicht angestaubt Vorsatz mit ExLibris von "J.D. Marshall" Titel mit sehr kl. Stempel u. zartem Besitzervermerk wenige Blatt am Rand mit schmaler Blauverfärbung (vom Buchschnitt) durchgehend leicht gebräunt u. mit seltenen Fleckspuren, sonst ein sehr gutes Expl.

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        An Essay on the Different Stiles of Poetry

      London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1713, 1713. First edition. Rothschild 1512; Foxon P70; Hayward 149; NCBEL II, 561. Some light foxing and stains; one catchword trimmed by a binder; very good copy.. 8vo, modern brown quarter morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Half-title present. A 36-page poem - or verse essay - on poetical styles by Irishman Thomas Parnell (1679-1718), clergyman, poet, essayist, and member of the Scriblerus Club, a group that included Swift, Gay, Pope, and Arbuthnot. Parnell's Essay was his first book and the only substantial work published during his short lifetime.

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        An Historical Essay Upon the Loyalty of Presbyterians in Great Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to This Present Year 1713.

      1st ed James Blow Belfast 1713 - Small4to,xv, [i], 564, [10] pp. Contemporary brown full polished calf. Professionally restored with a new matching backstrip with five heavy raised bands, gilt on black lettering piece, antiqued endpapers. Fore-edge of last two leaves strengthened, old ink writing on front blank and 'most curious and scarce' 'the Dividson's book', 'Mex Stuart' and 'the author Dr. Kirkpatrick' in same old ink on the title, general light browning otherwise a VG presentable copy of a rare very early Belfast printing. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in...

      1713. Scarce Eighteenth-Century English Treatise on Election Law [Election Law]. [Great Britain]. The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in Force Relating to the Election of Members to Serve in the House of Commons: In Three Sections, Viz. The Duties &c. of the Electors, The Elected, And the Officers Returning. [London]: Printed for J. Nutt, Assignee of Ed. Sayer Esq., for Jacob Tonson, 1713. [viii], 126, [6], 21, [3] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining (mostly to margins), minor worming to preliminaries. A nice copy of a scarce title in a handsome binding. * Second edition, "continued to the end of the last session of Parliament, 1713," which adds an addenda to the first edition of 1708. It was one of the earliest books on the subject. According to Sweet & Maxwell, the first studies were Freedom of Elections to Parliament (1680) and Observations Concerning the Regulation of Elections for Parliament (1689), a work attributed to the Earl of Shaftsbury). OCLC locates 6 copies, 3 in North America (at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School and Stanford University). The ESTC locates 9 copies, 8 in Great Britain, 1 in North America (at the University of Indiana). English Short-Title Catalogue T108633.

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        Jacques le fataliste et son Maître. Précédé d'un hommage aux mânes de l'auteur par M. Meister de Zurich.

      3 volumes (complet). 9 cm x 13 cm. Tome I: Frontispiece, XXVIII, 206 pages / Tome II: Frontispiece, 221 pages / Tome III: Frontispiece, 271 pages. Reliure originale / Hardcover / Original 18th century half leather with spinelabels in protective Mylar. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear to the corners. Bindings are all firm and strong. Very Rare Edition ! Exlibris / Bookplate from Ex. Bibliotecha Warclanensi in each volume to pastedown engraved by S. Halle. Jacques le fataliste et son maître. Précédé d'un hommage aux mânes de l'auteur par M. Meister de ZurichThe main subject of the book is the relationship between the valet Jacques and his master, who is never named. The two are traveling to a destination the narrator leaves vague, and to dispel the boredom of the journey Jacques is compelled by his master to recount the story of his loves. However, Jacques's story is continually interrupted by other characters and various comic mishaps. Other characters in the book tell their own stories and they, too, are continually interrupted. There is even a "reader" who periodically interrupts the narrator with questions, objections, and demands for more information or detail. The tales told are usually humorous, with romance or sex as their subject matter, and feature complex characters indulging in deception. Jacques's key philosophy is that everything that happens to us down here, whether for good or for evil, has been written up above" ("tout ce qui nous arrive de bien et de mal ici-bas était écrit là-haut"), on a "great scroll" that is unrolled a little bit at a time. Yet Jacques still places value on his actions and is not a passive character. Critics such as J. Robert Loy have characterized Jacques's philosophy as not fatalism but determinism. The book is full of contradictory characters and other dualities. One story tells of two men in the army who are so much alike that, though they are the best of friends, they cannot stop dueling and wounding each other. Another concerns Father Hudson, an intelligent and effective reformer of the church who is privately the most debauched character in the book. Even Jacques and his master transcend their apparent roles, as Jacques proves, in his insolence, that his master cannot live without him, and therefore it is Jacques who is the master and the master who is the servant. The story of Jacques's loves is lifted directly from Tristram Shandy, which Diderot makes no secret of, as the narrator at the end announces the insertion of an entire passage from Tristram Shandy into the story. Throughout the work, the narrator refers derisively to sentimental novels and calls attention to the ways in which events develop more realistically in his book. At other times, the narrator tires of the tedium of narration altogether and obliges the reader to supply certain trivial details. (Wikipedia) Denis Diderot (5 October 1713 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Diderot's literary reputation during his lifetime rested primarily on his plays and his contributions to the Encyclopédie many of his most important works, including Jacques the Fatalist, Rameau's Nephew, Paradox of the Actor, and D'Alembert's Dream, were published only after his death. Denis Diderot was born in Langres, Champagne, and began his formal education at a Jesuit collège in Langres. His parents were Didier Diderot (16851759) a cutler, maître coutelier, and his wife Angélique Vigneron (16771748). Three of five siblings survived to adulthood, Denise Diderot (17151797) and their youngest brother Pierre-Didier Diderot (17221787), and finally their sister Angélique Diderot (17201749). According to Arthur McCandless Wilson, Denis Diderot greatly admired his sister Denise, sometimes referring to her as "a female Socrates". In 1732 Denis Diderot earned the Master of Arts degree in philosophy. Then he entered the Collège d'Harcourt of the University of Paris. He abandoned the idea of entering the clergy and decided instead to study at the Paris Law Faculty. His study of law was short-lived however and in 1734 Diderot decided to become a writer. Because of his refusal to enter one of the learned professions, he was disowned by his father, and for the next ten years he lived a bohemian existence. In 1742 he befriended Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In 1743 he further alienated his father by marrying Antoinette Champion (17101796), a devout Roman Catholic. The match was considered inappropriate due to Champion's low social standing, poor education, fatherless status, and lack of a dowry. She was about three years older than Diderot. The marriage in October 1743 produced one surviving child, a girl. Her name was Angélique, after both Diderot's dead mother and sister. The death of his sister, a nun, from overwork in the convent may have affected Diderot's opinion of religion. She is assumed to have been the inspiration for his novel about a nun, La Religieuse, in which he depicts a woman who is forced to enter a convent where she suffers at the hands of the other nuns in the community. Diderot had affairs with Mlle. Babuti (who would marry Greuze), Madeleine de Puisieux, Sophie Volland and Mme de Maux. His letters to Sophie Volland are known for their candor and are regarded to be "among the literary treasures of the eighteenth century". Though his work was broad as well as rigorous, it did not bring Diderot riches. He secured none of the posts that were occasionally given to needy men of letters he could not even obtain the bare official recognition of merit which was implied by being chosen a member of the Académie française. When the time came for him to provide a dowry for his daughter, he saw no alternative than to sell his library. When Empress Catherine II of Russia heard of his financial troubles she commissioned an agent in Paris to buy the library. She then requested that the philosopher retain the books in Paris until she required them, and act as her librarian with a yearly salary. Between October 1773 and March 1774, the sick Diderot spent a few months at the empress's court in Saint Petersburg. Diderot died of pulmonary thrombosis in Paris on 31 July 1784, and was buried in the city's Église Saint-Roch. His heirs sent his vast library to Catherine II, who had it deposited at the National Library of Russia. He has several times been denied burial in the Panthéon with other French notables, but the French government did recently announce the possibility of memorializing him in this fashion, on the 300th anniversary of his birth (October 2013). This idea seems to have been shelved. (Wikipedia)

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        Somerset-shire.

      London., c1713-43. Mount size: 560 × 680 mm. Copperplate engraving. Good condition, slighty age toned, slight tear to engraved surface. Henry Overton acquired the famous John Speed county map copperplates from Christopher Browne sometime before 1713. Soon after he re-engraved the maps, using his own imprint of "Sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without, Newgate, London", and re-issued the maps under the atlas title of "England fully described in a compleat sett of mapps of ye count's of England". Apart from the new imprint, the most obvious changes made by Overton was the addition of engraving major county roads. This is his example of Somerset.

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        Mr Noble's Speech to My Lord Chief-Justice Parker, at his Tryal at Kingston Assizes, on Friday, March 13, 1712.

      Printed for Bernard Lintott. 6pp. 1713 Folio. Uncut edges, light fold marks.ESTC T25963, BL, Longleat, NLS, Sion College; UCLA, York Univ. [Canada]. Thomas Noble, aged 20, was accused of the murder of Mr Sayer in order 'to enjoy his wife ... without molestation'. Mary Sayer (35) and Mary Salisbury (20) were also indicted. The couple had separated, Mary citing her husband's cruelty, and she eloped with Thomas Noble, taking with her some jewellery and other possessions. But she was pursed by her husband, located by constables, and in the subsequent struggle Sayer was killed. Noble was found guilty and executed on March 28th 1713, but the others were acquitted. A Full Account of the Case of John Sayer ... was published in 1713, which ran to two editions, both of which are in the Bodleian.

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        Neu vermehrter und corrigirter. Geometrischer Lust-Garten. Darinnen die edle und höchst nützliche Kunst Geometria aus dem Euclide gepflanzt. Zum sechsten mahl gedruckt.

      Leipzig, Schede für Tarnov, /12 1713 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Kl.-8°. 12 nn. Bl., 499; 311 S., m. zahlr. schemat. Textholzschnitten HLdr. neu m. goldgepr. RTit. Sechste Ausgabe dieses beliebten Geometriebuches. - Vgl. ADB II, 587 ff.; Poggendorff I, 181. - Ohne das Frontispiz. Etw. gebräunt, Titel am unteren Rand beschnitten (Ort u. Verlag fehlen), Besitzeintrag v. alter Hand a. Vors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'oplomachia pisana, ovvero la battaglia del Ponte di Pisa

      Per Pellegrino Frediani,, In Lucca, 1713 - Cm. 20, pp. (20) 184. Con antiporta figurata con veduta di Pisa sullo sfondo e 4 tavole fuori testo, il tutto in xilografia. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con fregi in oro. Qualche brunitura uniforme limitata alle carte di indice e qualche gora marginale, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale di questa non comune ed interessante monografia sul popolare gioco della battaglia del ponte di Pisa. Le incisioni illustrano le armature dei contendenti, il ponte e l'assetto strategico dei partecipanti alla battaglia. Cfr. Lozzi II, 3633 e Moreni. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau traité des serins de canarie

      Second edition statementBinding in full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Split bits at the head and tail. Bumped corners and bare. Friction. Chez Claude Prudhomme AParis 1713 in-12 (9x16,5cm) (20) 356pp. (13) relié

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        Fine document signed as Queen at the head addressed (1665-1714, Queen of Great Britain & Ireland)

      1713 - to our "Trusty and Welbeloved Edward Nicholas" concerning the "Annuall Sums which were lately paid and payable by Spencer Compton Esqr to divers persons as of Our Royall Bounty according to Our Establishment Warrants and Directions . You shall receive and enjoy the like allowance or Salary of Four hundred pounds pr ann as was payable to the said Spencer Compton, Our will and pleasure therefore is, and We do hereby direct and authorise you out of such money as is or shall be impressed to you at the said Receipt of Our Exchequer to Receive deleyne and take to your own use the said allowance or Salary of Four hundred pounds a year . from which time the Salary of the said Spencer Compton is to cease and determine. And this shall be as well to you for do doing ." 1 side folio, Court at Windsor Castle, 13th August Edward Nicholas was appointed treasurer to Mary II in April 1693. After the Queen's death in 1694 he continued to pay pensions to her former servants and new pensions granted by the Crown. On 26th June 1703 he was formally appointed Paymaster of the Queen's Private Pensions and Bounties. In particular he was paymaster for Queen Anne's Bounty, the fund established by her in 1704 which, till 1947, supplemented poor livings and missionary posts. The Hon. Spencer COMPTON (c. 1673-1743, later 1st Earl of Wilmington and Walpole's successor as Prime Minister) held the post from 26th April 1707 but vacated it to take a seat in Parliament, and Nicholas, reappointed on 8th August 1713, held the post again till 1715. The office of 'Paymaster of Pensions' was abolished in 1782.

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        Ars conjectandi, opus posthumum. Accedit Tractatus de seriebus infinitis, et Epistola Gallicè scripta De ludo pilae reticularis.

      Basel: Impensis Thurnisiorum Fratum, 1713. First edition, an exceptionally fine copy, rare in this condition. "Jakob 1 Bernoulli's posthumous treatise, edited by his nephew [Nicholas I Bernoulli], (the title literally means "the art of [dice] throwing") was the first significant book on probability theory: it set forth the fundamental principles of the calculus of probabilities and contained the first suggestion that the theory could extend beyond the boundaries of mathematics to apply to civic, moral and economic affairs. The work is divided into four parts, the first a commentary on Huygens's De ratiociniis in ludo aleae (1657), the second a treatise on permutations (a term Bernoulli invented) and combinations, containing the Bernoulli numbers, and the third an application of the theory of combinations to various games of chance. The fourth and most important part contains Bernoulli's philosophical thoughts on probability: probability as a measurable degree of certainty, necessity and chance, moral versus mathematical expectation, a priori and a posteriori probability, etc. It also contains his attempt to prove what is still called Bernoulli's Theorem: that if the number of trials is made large enough, then the probability that the result will lie between certain limits will be as great as desired" (Norman). This was the first statement of the law of large numbers. ? PMM 179; Dibner 110; Evans 8; Grolier/Horblit 12; Sparrow 21; Norman 216. "In the first Part (pp. 2-71) Jakob Bernoulli complemented his reprint of Huygens's tract by extensive annotations which contained important modifications and generalisations. Bernoulli's additions to Huygens's tract are about four times as long as the original text. The central concept in Huygens's tract is expectation. The expectation of a player A engaged in a game of chance in a certain situation is identified by Huygens with his share of the stakes if the game is not played or not continued in a 'just' game. For the determination of expectation Huygens had given three propositions which constitute the 'theory' of his calculus of games of chance. Huygens's central proposition III maintains: "If the number of cases I have for gaining a is p, and if the number of cases I have for gaining b is q, then assuming that all cases can happen equally easily, my expectation is worth (pa + qb)/(p + q)." "Bernoulli not only gives a new proof for this proposition but also generalizes it in several ways ... "Huygens's propositions IV to VII treat the problem of points, also called the problem of the division of stakes, for two players; propositions VIII and IX treat three and more players. Bernoulli returns to these problems in Part II of the Ars Conjectandi. In his annotations to Huygens's proposition IV he generalised Huygens's concept of expectation ... This is the only instance in the annotations and commentaries to Huygens's tract where Bernoulli uses the word 'probabilitas', or probability as understood in everyday life. Later in Part IV of the Ars Conjectandi Bernoulli replaced Huygens's main concept, expectation, by the concept of probability for which he introduced the classical measure of favourable to all possible cases. The remaining propositions X to XIV of Huygens's tract deal with dicing problems of the kind: What are the odds to throw a given number of points with two or three dice? or: With how many throws of a die can one undertake it to throw a six or a double six? ... The meaning of Huygens's result of proposition X, that the expectation of a player who contends to throw a six with four throws of a die is greater than that of his adversary, is explained by Bernoulli in a way which relates to the law of large numbers proved in Part IV of the Ars Conjectandi ... "In the second Part (pp. 72-137) Bernoulli deals with combinatorial analysis, based on contributions of van Schooten, Leibniz, Wallis, and Jean Prestet ... [It] consists of nine chapters dealing with permutations, the number of combinations of all classes, the number of combinations of a particular class, figurate numbers and their properties (especially the multiplicative property), sums of powers of integers, the hypergeometric distribution, the problem of points for two players with equal chances to win a single game, combinations with repetitions and with restricted repetitions, and variations with repetitions and with restricted repetitions. "Evidently Bernoulli did not know Blaise Pascal's Triangle arithmétique, published posthumously in 1665, though Leibniz had alluded to it in his last letter to him in 1705. Not only does Bernoulli not mention Pascal in the list of authors that he had consulted concerning combinatorial analysis, except for Pascal's letter to Fermat of 24 July 1654; it would also be difficult to explain why he repeated results already published by Pascal in the Triangle arithmétique, such as the multiplicative property for binomial coefficients for which Bernoulli claims the first proof for himself. His arrangement differs completely from that of Pascal, whose proof for the multiplicative property of the binomial coefficients has been judged to be clearer than Bernoulli's. It is fair to add that in the Ars Conjectandi, which Bernoulli left as an unpublished manuscript, he was much more honest concerning the achievements of his predecessors than Pascal in the Triangle arithmétique. It is also true that Bernoulli was concerned with combinatorial analysis in the Ars Conjectandi first of all because it constituted for him a most useful and indispensable universal instrument for dealing numerically with conjectures, since 'every conjecture is founded upon combinations of the effective causes' (p. 73) ... "In the third Part (pp. 138-209) Bernoulli gives 24 problems concerning the determination of the modified Huygenian concept of expectation in various games. Here he uses extensively conditional expectations without, however, distinguishing them from unconditional expectations. All the games are games of chance with dice and cards including games en vogue at the French court of the time like Cinque et neuf, Trijaques, or Basette. He solves these problems mainly by combinatorial methods, as introduced in Part II, and by recursion ... "[The fourth Part] (pp. 210-239) is the most interesting and original Part; but it is the one that Bernoulli was not able to complete. In the first three of its five chapters it deals with the new central concept of the art of conjecturing, probability, its relation to certainty, necessity and chance, and ways of estimating and measuring probability" (Schneider, pp. 92-100). "The relevant point for our analysis is his introduction in the fourth part of Ars Conjectandi of what has come to be regarded as the first law of large numbers. Bernoulli began the discussion leading up to his theorem by noting that, in games employing homogeneous dice with similar faces or urns with equally accessible tickets of different colors, the a priori determination of chances was straightforward. One would simply enumerate the possible cases and take the ratio of the number of 'fertile' cases to the total number of cases, whether 'fertile' or 'sterile.' But, Bernoulli asked, what about problems such as those involving disease, weather, or games of skill, where the causes are hidden and the enumeration of equally likely cases impossible? In such situations, Bernoulli wrote, "It would be a sign of insanity to attempt to learn anything in this manner." Instead, Bernoulli proposed to determine the probability of a fertile case a posteriori: "For it should be presumed that a particular thing will occur or not occur in the future as many times as it has been observed, in similar circumstances, to have occurred or not occurred in the past" (p. 224). The proportion of favorable or fertile cases could thus be determined empirically. Now this empirical approach to the determination of chances was not new with Bernoulli, nor did he consider it to be new. What was new was Bernoulli's attempt to give formal treatment to the vague notion that the greater the accumulation of evidence about the unknown proportion of cases, the closer we are to certain knowledge about that proportion. "Bernoulli took it as commonly known that uncertainty decreased as the number of observations increased: "For even the most stupid of men, by some instinct of nature, by himself and without any instruction (which is a remarkable thing), is convinced that the more observations have been made, the less danger there is of wandering from one's goal" (p. 225). Bernoulli sought both to provide a proof of this principle and to show that there was no natural lower bound to the residual uncertainty: By multiplying the observations, 'moral certainty' about the unknown proportion could be approached arbitrarily closely" (Stigler, pp. 64-5). The main work concludes with Tractatus de seriebus infinitis earumque summa finite, et usu in quadraturis spatiorum & rectificationibus curvarum (pp. 241-306), which had first appeared as a series of five extremely rare pamphlets entitled Positiones arithmeticae de seriebus infinitis, earumque summa finita. "The five dissertations in the Theory of Series (1682-1704) contain sixty consecutively numbered propositions. These dissertations show how Bernoulli (at first in close cooperation with his brother) had thoroughly familiarized himself with the appropriate formulations of questions to which he had been led by the conclusions of Leibniz in 1682 (series for [pi]/4 and log 2) and 1683 (questions dealing with compound interest). Out of this there also came the treatise in which Bernoulli took into account short-term compound interest and was thus led to the exponential series. He thought that there had been nothing printed concerning the theory of series up until that time, but he was mistaken: most conclusions of the first two dissertations (1689, 1692) were already to be found in Pietro Mengoli (Novae quadraturae arithmeticae, seu de additione fractionum, 1650), as were the divergence of the harmonic series (Prop. 16) and the sum of the reciprocals of infinitely many figurate numbers (Props. 17-20) ... At the end of the first dissertation Bernoulli acknowledged that he could not yet sum [the inverse squares of the integers] in closed form (Euler succeeded in doing so first in 1737) ... Informative theses, based on Bernoulli's earlier studies, were added to the dissertations: and theses 2 and 3 of the second dissertation are based on the still incomplete classification of curves of the third degree according to their shapes into thirty-three different types. "The third dissertation was defended by Jakob Hermann, who wrote Bernoulli's obituary notice in Acta eruditorum (1706). In the introduction L'Hospital's Analyse is praised. After some introductory propositions, there appear the logarithmic series for the hyperbola quadrature (Prop. 42), the exponential series as the inverse of the logarithmic series (Prop. 43), ... and the series for the arc of the circle and the sector of conic sections (Props. 45, 46). All of these are carefully and completely presented with reference to the pertinent results of Leibniz (1682; 1691). In 1698 previous work was supplemented by Bernoulli's reflections on the catenary (Prop. 49) and related problems, on the rectification of the parabola (Prop. 41), and on the rectification of the logarithmic curve (Prop. 52). "The last dissertation (1704) was defended by Bernoulli's nephew, Nikolaus I, who helped in the publication of the Ars conjectandi (1713) and the reprint of the dissertation on series (1713) and became a prominent authority in the theory of series. In the dissertation Bernoulli first (Prop. 53) praises Wallis' interpolation through incomplete induction. In Proposition 54 the binomial theorem is presented, with examples of fractional exponents, as an already generally known theorem. Probably for this reason there is no reference to Newton's presentation in his letters to Leibniz of 23 June and 3 November 1676, which were made accessible to Bernoulli when they were published in Wallis' Opera (Vol. III, 1699)" (DSB). The volume concludes with a separately-paginated 35-page Lettre à un Amy, sur les Parties du Jeu de Paume (in French). "In his Letter to a Friend on the Game of Tennis, Bernoulli begins with a summary of his considerations in the Ars Conjectandi on the difference between games of chance and games that depend on the skill of the players, on the corresponding determination of probabilities a priori and a posteriori, and on the law of large numbers, which justifies the use of the relative frequency of winning as a measure of the probability of winning. Apart from this short introduction, the letter is really an exercise in probability theory and could well have been included in Part 3 of the Ars Conjectand. "Bernoulli writes that he will not explain the rules of the game because they are well known. The game is more complicated than tennis but with the same scoring rules ... Bernoulli analyzes many problems of tennis. There are, however, no new methods used in his analysis; he keeps strictly to the methods used by Huygens, solving most of the problems by recursion between expectations. The letter is an imposing work, demonstrating Bernoulli's pedagogical qualities, his ability to systematize, and his thoroughness" (Hald, p. 241). "Important sections of the Ars Conjectandi were sketched out in Jakob Bernoulli's scientific diary, the 'Meditationes', from the mid 1680s onwards. When he died in 1705, the Ars Conjectandi was not finished, especially lacking good examples for the applications of his 'art of conjecturing' to what he described as civil and moral affairs. Concerning the time that it would have needed to complete it, opinions differ from a few weeks to quite a few years, depending on assumptions about his own understanding of completeness. His heirs did not want his brother Johann, the leading mathematician in Europe at this time, to complete and edit the manuscript, fearing that Johann would exploit his brother's work. Only after Pierre Rémond de Montmort (1678-1719), himself a pioneer of the theory of probability, had sent an offer via Johann to print the manuscript at his own expense in 1710, and after some admonitions that the Ars conjectandi soon would become obsolete if not published, Jakob's son, a painter, agreed to have the unaltered manuscript printed. It appeared in August 1713 ... A short preface was contributed by Nikolaus Bernoulli (1687-1759), Jakob's nephew. He had read the manuscript when his uncle was still alive, and had made considerable use of it in his thesis of 1709 [De usu artis conjectandi in jure] and in his correspondence with Montmort. He was asked twice to complete and edit the manuscript. The first time he excused himself by his absence when he travelled in 1712 to Holland, England and France. After his return Nikolaus Bernoulli declared himself as too inexperienced to do the job and in his preface he asked Montmort, the anonymous author of the Essay sur les jeux de hazard, and Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) to complete his uncle's work" (Schneider, p. 90). Hald, History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, 2003. Schneider, 'Jakob Bernoulli, Ars Conjectandi (1713)', pp. 88-104 in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), 2005. Stigler, The History of Statistics, 1986.  4to (202 x 155 mm), contemporary vellum, red spine label with gilt lettering, [4] 1-306, 1-35 [1], printed folding tables between pp. 24-25 and 172-173, folding woodcut diagram after p. 306. An outstanding copy, internely unrestored binding, very fresh and crisp internally. Very rare in such fine condition.

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        Les tours de Maître Gonin enrichis de figures en Taille-douce.

      Paris, chez Charles Le Clerc, 1713, 2 vol. in 12, de 4ff. 407pp. 2ff. de table & 404pp. 2ff. de table, ill. de 12 planches gravées h.t., pl. veau blond dos orné, pièce de t. noire, encadr. de filet doré, dentelle in t., tr. dorées sur témoin (Hering & Müller). (vers 1830). Bel exemplaire finement relié (ex-libris gravé Joseph Thibault) Edition originale. Curieux roman facétieux centré autour de la figure du prestidigitateur Gonin : avec description de tromperies, de tours d'adresses, jeux des gobelets, magie, tours de divinations, jeux, tours de cartes, de gibecières, mais aussi des apparitions, des spectres ... etc. Les «Tours de Maître Gonin» illustrent l'idée que les superstitions naissent des tromperies d'imposteurs habiles. ¶ Fechner prestidigitation p.79 - Caillet, 1426 - pas dans Dorbon - L'association des relieurs Hering et Müller dura peu (1830-1834), car Müller reprit l'atelier de Thouvenin en 1834.

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        Entomological archives, manuscripts and watercolours of the 18th and early 19th century, from the Rémond family, of Semur en Auxois (Burgundy). The authors are Louis Rémond, physician at Semur during the 18th century, F.M. Rémond likewise physician and author of 'Avis aux pères et aux mères sur la vaccine', Dyon & Semur 1818, and his son Maurice Rémond, lawyer at Semur. The greater part of the collection concerns the latter two who both were keen entomologists. The main objects in the collection are 125 watercolour drawings of caterpillars and their cocoons and a full translation into French of Roesel von Rosenhof's 'Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigungen'.

      The main interest of father and son Rémond is the metamorphosis of butterflies. The beautifully drawn watercolour drawings of caterpillars are of a superb quality and the animals are drawn with painstaking precision. The work is very much in the tradition of Maria Sibylla Merian who at the beginning of the same century was fascinated by the same subject and published in 1713-1717 a 3 volumes pioneering work 'Der rupsen begin...' We presume that the watercolours and the extensive notes to these plates are by Louis Rémond and the translation of Roesel von Rosenhof by his son Maurice. The whole project was certainly intended to be published. In a draft (May 1808) of a letter of Maurice Rémond to A.J.P. Kleemann (no. 14), the son of C.F. Kleemann and the son-in-law of Roesel von Rosenhof, Rémond informs him of his intention to publish Roesel's work together with his own observations. "Mes compatriotes les français ne connaissent guère de cet ouvrage que la beauté des figures et ignorent les détails intéressantes que renferme le texte, votre langue étant peu répandu en France; c'est ce qui m'a fait former le projet d'en donner une traduction que l'accompagnerai de mes propres observations". He continues asking him details of his father's life which he wants to incorporate in his work. In a reply dated 30 May 1808 Kleeman wishes him success with his project "Je souhaite la plus heureuse réussite de votre projet louable', and adds several pages of text concerning the life of his father C.F. Kleemann. The work of De Geer (no. 3) and Reaumur (no. 4) were studied in detail, notes and drawings were made as well as numerous notes of other authors.//The town of Semur was a small centre of scientific studies. Not far from Semur, in Montbard, one of France's most famous naturalists Buffon was born. His main collaborator, Gueneau de Montbéliard lived in Semur. There must have been frequent contacts between the father and son Rémond and these two famous scientists. Between the various documents (no. 14) and papers there is an invitation of the family Guenau inviting Mr. and Mrs. Rémond for a concert (28 Aôut 1797). Among the papers there is a note by Maurice Rémond referring to frequent visits made to M. de Montbéliard. On the same sheet he discusses the 'Encyclopédie Méthodique' published by Panckoucke and later Agasse and tells the following about the daughter of Panckoucke: 'Madame veuve Agasse, née Pankouque, est sans doute la fille de M. Pankouque, venue à Semur dans son enfance et qui a été inoculer par mon père'./This interesting collection shows the keen interest in natural history, especially entomology in the French countryside during the second half of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. This highly interesting period was characterized by rapid changes due to the French revolution.//The collection comprises about 50 volumes and is composed as follows://1) Collection de Chenilles et de quelques Papillons que j'ai peints d'après Nature. 125 drawings (305 x 230mm) in watercolour showing caterpillars and cocoons, all within an ink drawn frame. Most of the plates show a caterpillar and its cocoon, sometimes there are more to a plate. Occasionally there is only one cocoon or caterpillar to a plate. Each plate is preserved in a folded sheet, dated 'l'an troisième de la République' (1795) with the plate number and the name of the insect in French in manuscript. The collection has a manuscript title as quoted above, and 10 manuscript leaves of index. Preserved in a contemporary blue cardboard box.//The collection is classified as follows: Chenilles épineuses, Papillons de jours; Chenilles rases ou demi-velues, Chenilles-cloportes & Papillons de jours; Chenilles à corne sur le dernier anneau. Sphinx; Chenilles rases; Chenilles à tubercules velus; Chenilles velues; Arpenteuses à 10 jambes; Chenilles à 12 et à 14 jambes. Each section is in a paper wrapper with the classification in manuscript. /ADDED: 4 contemporary cardboard boxes with explanatory text relating to the above collection of watercolours with the following lettering: /P.D.J. [Papillions de Jours] & SPH. [Sphinges]/CH.R. [Chenilles rases]/CH.V. [Chenilles velues]/ARP. [Arpanteuses]/The 4 boxes contain the full descriptions of 123 of the 125 watercolours and have corresponding numbering. Each description covers mostly several pages, and gives in neat handwriting the name of the insect together with its finding place as well as the date. The caterpillar and its life cycle are meticulously described. It describes the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a cocoon, and the cocoon into a butterfly. These observations cover sometimes several months. Extensive reference is made to the works of de Geer, Reaumur, Merian, Roesel, Swammerdam and others, in many instances supplemented by elaborate pen drawings.//2) Traduction littérale de Roesel: Divertissement de l'histoire naturelle des insectes donné par mois. A French unpublished translation of Roesel von Rosenhof's 'Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung'. Nürnberg 1746-1793./This French translation in 6 folio volumes (bound in 7) in neat handwriting is bound in contemporary uniform boards and was made between 1807 and 1810. The set comprises the supplement by C.F. Kleeman and the final supplement by C. Schwarz.//Roesel. Amusemens Périodiques sur les Insectes. 5 volumes (bound in 3). 4to. Contemporary boards. An abridged version in French in manuscript of Roesel von Rosenhof's' 'Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung', probably predating the above final translation. In some cases Rémond's own observations are noted as well (e.g. volume 4 page 91). The first volume has some pages inserted of an earlier draft with a nicely calligraphic title 'Amusemens Périodiques... traduits par M. R(émond). Added are 3 preparatory volumes in manuscript. 1: 'Traduction abrégé des amusemens périodiques, tome premier. Par M. R (émond); 2: Brouillon à garder: Histoire des Polypes d'eau douce...; 3: 'Phalenes ou papillons d'arpenteuses: classes non faites par Ernst. Notes relatives au volume qu'il faudrait faire en réunissant tout ce qu'en ont dit Roesel, Kleemann et Schwarz. Songer à Gladbach'. A manuscript of about 250 pages, translations of above mentioned authors together with his own observations.//3) De Geer, Charles. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. (1752-78). Manuscript extracts and notes of De Geer's work, supplemented by many very attractive drawings in ink. About 240 pages.//4) Notes et observations sur les papillons tirés de Réaumur. Manuscript notes (186 pages), with some drawings in ink on Reaumur's 'Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes' (1734-42). Together with: Merian. Extrait du recueil des Insectes de Surinam. pp. 25 [and] Papillons, division de Linnée. Citations de beaucoup d'autres auteurs... pp. 24. On page 4 Remond makes reference to his father 'Voir le manuscrit de mon père pour les autres ordres'. //5) [ABEILLES] Essai d'un manuel pratique sur l'éducation des abeilles. Pour être présenté au concours ouvert par la Société d'Agriculture du Département de la Seine. A manuscript of 64 pages on bees. Together with a manuscript extract of 54 pages of Rozier's 'Traité sur les abeilles'.//6) Manuscript notes and extracts on various natural history topics, mostly entomological. Dates are between 1793 and 1833. Preserved in a contemporary cardboard box.//7) Classification. Méthodes de divers auteurs. Manuscript notes on the classification of insects by authors such as Fabricius, Dumeril, Geoffroy, and Schaeffer. //8) Livres à acheter, achats, & notes bibliographiques. A collection of manuscript notes on books, books to be bought and purchased books, as well as bibliographical notes. Such as 'Note des principaux ouvrages sur les insectes qui se trouvent à la bibliothèque de Dyon'; 'Livres à acheter', 'livres achetés à la vente de M. Bertin'. The dates range from 1799 to 1834.//9) Bibliographie Entomologique: Auteurs. A large collection of bibliographical notes on entomological publications. There is a date of 1805 on the cover.//10) Sturm, Jacob. Translation of 'Deutschlands Fauna: Die Amphibien & Die Würmer'. Traduction littérale des Amphibies de Jacob Sturm, 2 vols. & Traduction littérale... les Vers. 1 volume. [with:] Sturm, Jacob. Deutschlands Flora. A first draft of a partial translation of Sturm's large publication of the Flora of Germany. With 'Cent enveloppes gravées pour les planches de la flore Allemande qui paraîtront par la suite', containing the engraved title pages 'Flore d'Allemagne dessinée d'après nature et gravée par Jaques Sturm' for a planned publication. Preserved in a contemporary cardboard box. [and] One portfolio with some notes.//11) Collection académique composée des mémoires, actes et journaux des plus célèbres académies et sociétés littéraires de l'Europe; concernant l'histoire naturelle, la botanique, la chymie, la physique expérimentale, la médecine, l'anatomie, &c. Tome quatorzième et dernier de la partie étrangère, contenant à la fin l'extrait des éphémérides de l'Académie des Curieux de la nature depuis 1688 jusqu'en 1702. Traduit (crossed out) par feu M. Rémond, docteur en médicine et membre correspondant de l'Académie des sciences, arts et belles lettres de Dyon. Folio. 1048 pages in manuscript. [and] Table générale alphabétique des matières continues dans les quatorze volumes de la collection académique, partie étrangères. (Tables A to P). 4to. About 250 pages in manuscript.//12) Scholarly manuscripts mostly of an earlier period: Cursus Philosophicus... Dominus Johannes Nicolaius Guillaume socius Sorbonicus et philosophicus professor, in collegio Sorbonnae Plesseo an. 1721 et 1722. pp. 800. [and] Physiologie de Pyrs. Paris 1751. pp. 453. Manuscript signed by Ludovicus Remond. [and] Medical notes. 11 fascicles of medical notes in neat handwriting, numbered 1 to 11. Each part has about 150 to 200 pages. The last part has a date 1769. Contemporary marbled boards [and] One small portfolio with early notes, some medical, others botanical.//13) Herbal of dried plants of Semur and its surroundings. 9 large and thick volumes in folio. Contemporary boards. The dried plants have handwritten labels with their French and Latin names. On several specimens the location is mentioned such as 'dans mon jardin', 'à Dyon', trouvée à Molime en août', and sometimes a date (such as 1796). The contents of the album is rather fragile, and a number of plants have become loose and some are missing.//14) Mostly personal documents concerning Maurice Rémond, including letters addressed to him concerning books he wants to be bought for him in Paris. One letter dated as late as 11 April 1836 addressed to 'Monsieur Remond ancient juge à Semur'; Notes 'Ordre de travail', a manuscript list of the 100 most important citizens of Semur 'Liste des 100 citoyens les plus imposés résidans dans la ville de Semur', dated 24 May 1809 with the stamp of the city of Semur; a manuscript list of the street names of Semur 'Noms des rues de la ville de Semur en Côte d'Or'; a list of servants (1763-1792); a manuscript revolutionary song 'Faisons l'amour faisons la guerre', with signatures of Remond; Correspondence Maurice Rémond to A.J.P. Kleemann, the son of C.F. Kleeman and the son-in-law of Roesel von Rosenhof (see above); 'à mettre dans l'avertissement', in which Maurice Rémond writes among other things that in order to understand the text of Roesel's work he decided to learn German, and that he was assisted by a German who knew well the French language.

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        L'héroine mousquetaire, histoire véritable

      - Chez Claude Jordan, à Amsterdam [Paris] 1713, 4 parties en Un Vol. in-12 (8x15cm), relié. - Prima edizione illustrata due frontespizi e 12 figure anonime prima della lettera (il pareggio è particolarmente significativo). Cohen cita solo l'edizione del 1744 con 9 cifre e ignora questa prima edizione. Il testo originale è stato pubblicato nel 1677. Due pagine di titolo erano legati dopo la prima a Van Buren a L'Aia, il titolo "Le avventure di perdere di Meyrac, storia vera"; il secondo all'indirizzo Claude Jordan ad Amsterdam con il titolo: "La vera storia eroina moschettiere." Aggiungendo che in ultima analisi, privilegio per 1712 è a Parigi. Bound in pieno rosso lucido marocchino della fine del XIX firmato Hardy. Torna con i nervi decorati. Tripla mentoring netto sui piatti. Rich fregio interno. Bordi dorato. La piastra inferiore, piccole lacune di pelle lungo la rete di vigilanza. Cappette sfregamento luce. bella copia, ben consolidata in un legame di accoglienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée de deux frontispices et de 12 figures anonymes, (le tirage en est particulièrement appréciable). Cohen ne cite que l'édition de 1744 avec 9 figures et ignore cette première édition. L'originale du texte est paru en 1677. Chaque partie est précédée d'un faux-titre. Deux pages de titre ont été reliées à la suite, la première à l'adresse de Van Buren à La Haye, porte le titre "Avantures de mademoiselle de Meyrac, histoire véritable" ; la seconde à l'adresse de Claude Jordan à Amsterdam avec pour titre : "L'héroine mousquetaire, histoire véritable". Ajoutons que le privilège in fine pour 1712 est de Paris. L'exemplaire de la British Library, qui ne contient que 4 figures est à l'adresse de Pierre Witte à Paris. Il n'y a eu certainement qu'un tirage à Paris, mais on y a joint des pages de titre différentes pour les vendre. Nous n'avons trouvé aucun autre exemplaire de cette édition dans les catalogues français. Les gravures, hormis le frontispice, ont été contrecollées sur papier ancien, certainement pour ne pas perdre leur marge dans le reliure (elle ont en effet été coupées à la marge). Reliure en plein maroquin rouge glacé de la fin du XIXe signée Hardy. Dos à nerfs orné. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Riche frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Au plat inférieur, petits accrocs le long des filets d'encadrement. Très bel exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur, parfaitement établi dans une reliure de maître. Jean de Préchac, décédé en 1720, fut l'un des auteurs les plus prolifiques de la fin du XVIIe, auteur principalement de nouvelles et romans historiques et d'aventure, comme c'est le cas avec L'héroïne mousquetaire, histoire d'un fille noble du Béarn, qui en se travestissant pour fuir le courroux de son père, trouva sa véritable voix dans le maniement des armes et devint mousquetaire du roi. On notera que le roman met en scène une héroïne dans un rôle d'homme, fait très rare.

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        Traité de la police, Où l'on trouvera l'Histoire de son Etablissement, les Fonctions et les Prerogatives de ses Magistrats, toutes les Loix et tous les Reglemens qui la concernent. On y a joint une Description historique et topographique de Paris

      - chez Michel Brunet, à Paris 1713 - 1719, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in Folio (25x41,5cm), relié. - Edizione originale. Un quarto volume apparso nel 1722 nella seconda edizione. Bound in pieno vitello periodo utilizzato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition pour les deux premiers tomes, le troisième tome se trouve en édition originale. L'illustration comprend 3 vignettes de titres répétées aux armes, 2 bandeaux de titre pour l'épitre et la préface, et 2 lettrines ; 6 bandeaux de titres et lettrines pour le texte ; le tout gravé par Audran. Les huit tableaux dépliants de Paris sont manquant. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Le premier volume du Traité de la police parait en 1707, le volume 2 en 1710, le volume 3 en 1719, et un quatrième volume (De la voirie), rédigé par le secrétaire de Delamare, paraîtra à titre posthume en 1738. Reliure en plein veau usagé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin brun. 3 premiers caissons des deux premiers tomes absents, idem pour le premier caisson du tome III. Coiffes de queue arrachées. Pièces de titre et de tomaison manquantes aux 2 premiers tomes. Intérieur d'une belle fraîcheur. Le traité de la police, tout en étant secondairement une histoire des règlements dans l'Antiquité et de l'exercice de la police contient l'ensemble des ordonnances et des règles dans tous les domaines, c'est à dire tout ce qui se rapporte au droit public (nourriture, commerce, des spectacles, des prisons...) pour la ville de Paris. Le premier tome traite également des divers corps de la police et de son administration. C'est en 1667 que Lamoignon, premier Président du Parlement de Paris, suggéra l'idée à Nicolas Delamare, d'écrire un ouvrage décrivant les méthodes de la police dans une grande ville ; les archives et la riche bibliothèque de Colbert lui furent ouvertes à cette fin. « Cet ouvrage n'est pas, dit l'auteur, un simple recueil d'ordonnances, comme je me l'étais d'abord proposé ; ce sont des dissertations sur toutes les matières de police ; c'est une histoire de toutes les lois et de tous les règlements depuis l'établissement de la plus ancienne des républiques jusques à présent ». Dès les premières pages de son Traité, Delamare donnait une définition large de la police, comme un « art de procurer une vie commode et tranquille ». Le plan original de Delamare prévoyait 12 livres, il n'en parut que 6. Le premier livre traite "De la police en général et de ses magistrats et officiers", le second "de la religion", le troisième "des moeurs", le quatrième "de la santé",  et le cinquième "des vivres".

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        Der neueste Staat von Lothringen, Savojen, Ober- und Unter-Elsaß, Franche Comte, oder Graffschefft Burgund und sonderlich dem gantzen Schweitzerland,

      Nürnberg, Riegel, 1713. - Derselben Ursprung, Gräntzen, Abtheilungen, Fruchtbarkeit und Regierungs-Form; ingleichen Ihrer Städten, Vestungen, Schlösser, und derer namhafften Oerter Erbauung, Auffnahm, Fortification, Belagerung, und andere neue Vorfälle betreffend Sammt einem fernern Anhang der letzwürdigsten Curiositäten in dem Gedachten Schweitzerland .Mit doppelblattgroßem Frontispiz, gestochenem Portrait, 110 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln und Plänen, 5 Blatt, 1090 Seiten, 8 Blatt, 125 Seiten, Pergamentband der Zeit, 14,5 x 8 cm, Einband teils angestaubt, Rücken teils berieben, innen leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. Vollständiges Exemplar.

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        A Discourse of Free-Thinking, Occasion'd by the Rise and Growth of a Sect Call'd Free-Thinkers.

      - [Collins, Anthony] A Discourse of Free-Thinking, Occasion'd by the Rise and Growth of a Sect Call'd Free-Thinkers. London 1713. Small 8vo vii+[1]+149 pages, un-numbered errata page on verso of vii. Green boards, gilt label, very good condition. Ink writing on title-page. Collins argues that people should be able to think what they wish, especially about religious matters. It has the format of a philosophy book: Position, objections, replies to objections, etc. At the end, there is an appeal to various authorities (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc.) who were free-thinkers but virtuous people. This book generated a lot of controversy, with numerous replies, etc. Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Demonstration de l'existence de Dieu tirée de la connoissance de la nature

      First edition, scarceBinding in full burgundy morocco signed XIXth Chambrolle mid-Duru. Chez Jacques Etienne à Paris 1713 Pet. in-8 (9,5x16,5cm) relié

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        Canna Indica Rubra.

      Canna Indica Rubra. 3rd edition, plate:332. 480 x 405 mm. £1800

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        Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable depuis vingt années. Avec la vie, les moeurs, les coûtumes des habitans de Saint Domingue & de la Tortuë, & une de

      Paris: Chez les T'Serstevens, 1713 2 volumes: [i-x]+448+[16] pages with illustrations, 2 folding maps and index; [iv]+285+[16] pages with illustrations, folding map and index. Duodecimo (6 1/2" x 4 1/4") bound early calf with labeled spines. From the Society of Writers to the Signet. (European Americana 713/77) (this edition not in Sabin) Early French edition. Rare French edition of one of the most famous books of the period, Exquemelin's account of the adventures, life, morals and customs of the pirates roaming the seas, together with a full description of the Caribbean where they mainly operated. The French edition was, just like the Dutch edition directly based on the original manuscript, and was adapted by Thomas de Frontigniers. Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin called Oexmelin by the French, was a chemist of French Protestant origin who spent several years with the pirates as a ship's surgeon. He took part in their daring exploits, like the expeditions of the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan (called John in the book) including his raid on Maracaibo in 1669, or a year later his attack on Panama. The first edition of Exquemelin's eye witness account was published in Dutch in Amsterdam by Jan ten Hoorn in 1678, an edition so rare that it long escaped bibliographers. Exquemelin, who once before, in 1672, had shortly been in Amsterdam, returned there in 1677 to take the 'chirurgijn' exams he sorely needed to exercise this profession at Jamaica, where he had settled, and in 1679 he made his last 'proof'. Meanwhile he also offered his manuscript to the publisher's Ten Hoorn, who printed it in 1678. The book became immediately so polular that editions were published everywhere. The Spanish edition of 1681, probably also published in Amsterdam, was long taken for the first. The first French edition was published two years before the present, but both editions are equally extremely rare. In 1684 Exquemelin had sailed for France, and the captain of the ship, impressed with his stories, saw to it that Exquemelin's manuscript was made ready for publication. The French edition, altough seemingly much the same as the first Dutch edition, from which most translations were made, proves by closer comparison to be considerably enlarged. Several extra chapters are added, mostly treating the natural history of the Spanish Americas, and the romantic figure of Monbars is found here for the first time. For both, the Dutch and French editions Exquemelin's manuscript had been adapted, but according to De la Fontaine, Verwey has kept the French edition the closest to the original. The illustrations for the French edition were newly made as well, and where the Dutch edition mainly shows the portraits and atrocious acts of the pirates, the plates of the French edition pay more attention to the geographical and natural historical aspects, including for the fist time the plate with a buccaneer in hunting costume. Another plate shows the catching of turtles at night, and the illustration in the text shows a sea-cow, of which Exquemelin made a special study. The maps were also newly designed, with the help of AbbBaudrand, who wanted to remain anonymous; they include a map of the Isthmus of Panama, drawn by Exquemelin himself. The book therefore, is an important 'Americanum' as well. Of special interest are the two "Appendices" with an account of the possessions, revenues and offices of the Spaniards in America, including a complete list of all ecclesiastical functionaries in Spanish America, together with their salaries. No book in any language was ever the parent of so many imitations and the source of so many legends, and it still is popular today. The Society of Writers to Her Majestys Signet is the oldest legal society in the world. It is a private society of Scottish solicitors. The Society dates back to 1594 and is part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors, most of whom are based in Edinburgh. Members of the Society. Condition: Joints begining, gilt embossed stamps of the Society of Writers to the Signet on front boards, 4 leaves of Volume II soiled and slightly defective along outer margins; book plates on front pastedowns, 3 folding maps, each with moderate browning and very short closed tears else about a very good set. . Early French Edition. Full-Leather. About Very Good. Duodecimo.

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