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        Observationes Curioso-Physicae, oder besondere Remarques und Anmerckungen der geheimen und Grossen Wunder der Welt in natürlichen Sachen, welche sowol Am Himmel, in der Lufft, Feuer, Wasser, auf und in der Erde, an Menschen, Thieren, Gewächsen u. d. g. sich erzeiget, Aus der erfahrensten Physicorum und Natur-Verständigen Schrifften heruasgezogen, und über die curieusesten Materien der natürlichen Wissenschaften gestellet von Felix Maurer, Physico & Medico

      Franckfurth und Leipzig, bey Johann Leonhard Buggel, 1713 - Ein doppelblattgroßes Kupfer- Frontispiz, ein doppelblattgroßes Titelblatt, (XXVIII), 1039 Seiten, (17) Seiten Register. 8 . (165 x 115 mm). Zeitgenössischer Ledereinband auf Bünden. An unteren Rückenkante mit Defekten, sondt gutes Exemplar. Durch Register erschlossen. Titel mit altem Stempel von einem Benediktinerstift. Graesse, Trésor de livres rares, IV, 448. Hayn-Got. IV, 437. 'Rar' Inhaltsübersicht: I. Abteilung von Luft und Feuer: Anmerkungen von der Größe des Erdbodens, Von der Sonne und allen Planeten, Fix-Sternen und Cometen, von der Sternseher-Kunst, von Hagel und Regen, vom Feuer, von Himmels-Ziegen und andern Lufft-Zeichen; II. Abteilung: Vom Meer, Flüssen und Wassern: Fischen, Brunnen, Vulkane, von der Insel Santorin; III. Abteilung: Von den Bergwercken. . . :in Europa, von Verwandlung der Metallen, von Metallen, von Edelgesteinen, Magnetstein, Kristall und Carfunckel, von Menschen die uin Tiere verwandelt wurden, von in der Erde vergrabenen Schätzen, erscheinenden Geistern, von Gewächsen, Kräuter, Bäumen und Pflanzen, ihre medizinische Wirkung, Bereitungsweise etc. Geographie Physik Astronomie Botanik Medizin Heilkunde Feuer Wasser Luft Flüsse Brunnen Quellen Bäder Bergwerke Begbau Metall Metallurgie Gold Magnete Kristalle Alchemie

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        A Preface to the B--p of S-r-m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England. By Gregory Misosarum

      London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. Disbound. In custom gray card folder with title label. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. Swift vs. Burnet. First edition of Swift's reply to Gilbert Burnet's Introduction to volume 3 of his History of the Reformation. Burnet painted Popery as the deadliest of evils, and suggested that only Whig bishops, such as himself, could resist it. Swift, having switched to the Tory cause just a few years before, "makes the church his real theme [and] abandons impersonation; and if there are some playful fantasies and much sarcasm among his provisions, they are kept subordinate to the dignity of the main essay. Swift writes with a grave, self-conscious intensity ..." (Ephrenpreis, Swift II, p. 694). Rothschild 2049; Teerink 592

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        Collectio constitutionum imperialium; hoc est Dd. Nn. imperatorum, caesarum, ac regum augustorum . industria atque studio viri nobilissimi Melchioris Goldasti Haiminsfeldii.Francofurti ad Moenum, ex officina Zunneriana, sumptibus Johannis Adami Jungii , 1713.

      Francofurti ad Moenum, ex officina Zunneriana, sumptibus Johannis Adami Jungii 1713 - Quattro tomi in due volumi di cm. 35, pp. 2.400 ca. complessive. Belle vignette incise in rame ai frontespizi, tra cui segnaliamo una veduta di città al primo frontespizio bicromo. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli manoscritti e impressioni floreali impresse a secco al centro dei piatti. Mancanza di pergamena limitata alla parte alta di un dorso, naturali bruniture tipiche della carta tedesca del tempo, macchiette sparse; qualche marginale alone. Nel complesso esemplare ben conservato. Melchior Goldast von Haiminsfeld (1578-1635), celebre filosofo e pensatore politico di origini svizzere, iniziò la sua carriera universitaria ad Ingolstadt per poi trasferirsi prima ad Heidelberg ed infine a Francoforte. Fonte di assoluta importanza storico-giuridica. Si tratta dell'edizione più rara e completa in materia di raccolte di costituzioni imperiali. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ode for Musick

      London: Bernard Lintott, 1713. First edition. [iv], 8 pp., with half-title ("Mr. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day"). Folio. Full green crushed levant morocco gilt by Riviere. Front joint starting, contents washed and pressed, half-title lightly soiled. First edition. [iv], 8 pp., with half-title ("Mr. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day"). Folio. The Terry-Slater Copy. Rare first edition of Pope's Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day, completed in 1711 at the suggestion of Richard Steele. Lintott paid Pope £15 for the copyright. ABPC records three sales of the first edition; the Locker-Lampson copy (in 1984 and 2008) and the present copy in 1982. Foxon P904; Griffith 20; Rothschild 1568. Provenance: Ward E. and Seth Sprague Terry (bookplate); Gerald E. Slater (his sale, Christie's New York, 12 February 1982, lot 129); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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        A Preface to the B----p of S--r--m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England [in a bound volume of 16 tracts]

      London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, remnant of morocco spine label, edges sprinkled. Binding worn with joints and spine cracked, contents toned and foxed throughout, a few headlines trimmed. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. A sammelband of 16 tracts, including the first edition of Burnet's Introduction to volume 3 of his History of the Reformation as well as Swift's reply (his Preface to B[ishop] of S[a]r[u]m's Introduction). Burnet painted Popery as the deadliest of evils, and suggested that only Whig bishops, such as himself, could resist it. Swift, having switched to the Tory cause just a few years before, "makes the church his real theme [and] abandons impersonation; and if there are some playful fantasies and much sarcasm among his provisions, they are kept subordinate to the dignity of the main essay. Swift writes with a grave, self-conscious intensity ..." (Ehrenpreis, Swift II, p. 694). The complete contents of the sammelbands follows: [NEWTON, William]. The Principles of the Low-Church-Men ... [xix], 4-64 pp. London: J. Phillips, 1714. ESTC T44464. The University Miscellany: or, More Burning Work for the Ox-f-d Convocation ... [iv], 27, [1] pp. London: A. Baldwin, 1713. ESTC T95338. BURNET, Gilbert. An Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England. 72 pp. London: John Churchill, 1714. ESTC N9954. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. A Preface to the B----p of S--r--m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England. By Gregory Misosarum. 56 pp. London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. Rothschild 2049; Teerink 592. An Alarm to the People of England: Sounded in an Oration from the Top of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. By a Protestant of the Church of England. [ii], 22 pp. London: J. Roberts, [1713]. ESTC T161397. Antidotum Sarisburiense: or, a Free Expostulation with the Bishop of Sarum, (Suited to the Present Time) on Some Passages in His Lordship's Preface, Presixed to the Last Edition of His Pastoral Care. By an High Church-Man. [ii], 46 pp. London: John Morphew, 1713. ESTC N15231 [PARIS, John]. A True and Impartial Account of the Present Differences Between the Master and Fellows, of Trinity College in Cambridge ... 36 pp. London: John Morphew, 1711. ESTC T51812. An Answer to Some Objections That Have Been Made to the Conduct of Dr. [Richard] B[entley]. Together with a Dialogue Between a Whigg and Tory, Concerning the Present State of the Case of Trinity College. [vi], 17,[1] pp. London: John Morphew, 1713. ESTC T68959. R.E. Double Deliverance A Double Blessing: Exemplified, in a Discourse Suited to the V. of November ... [ii], iv, 41, [1] pp. London: J. Lawrence, 1713. ESTC T6418. An Exact List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal ... 24 pp. London: A. Baldwin, 1713. ESTC N45559 Honour Retriv'd from Faction: in a Dialogue Between Smith and Johnson. 40 pp. London: J. Baker, 1713. Goldsmiths' 5079; ESTC T127681 [?DEFOE, Daniel]. The Case of the Catalans Consider'd. 32 pp.London: J. Baker, 1714. ESTC T20167. [DODD, Charles]. The History of the English College at Doway ... [iv], 36 pp., with half-title. London: Bernard Lintott, 1713. ESTC T64085. BURNET, Gilbert. A Collection of Speeches, Prefaces, Letters, &c. With a Description of Geneva and Holland ... [iv], 110 pp., with half-title. London: [s.n.], 1713. ESTC T17779. Reflections upon the Humour of the British Nation in Religion and Politics. [iv], 36 pp. London: John Baker, 1713. Goldsmiths' 5086; ESTC T46607. A Full and Faithful Account of the Intrigue Between Mr Noble and Mrs Sayer ... [viii], 56 pp. London: A. Baldwin, 1713. ESTC T134828. Rothschild 2049; Teerink 592

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        Ode for Musick

      London: Bernard Lintott, 1713. First edition. [iv], 8 pp., with half-title ("Mr. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day"). Folio. Full green crushed levant morocco gilt by Riviere. Front joint starting, contents washed and pressed, half-title lightly soiled. First edition. [iv], 8 pp., with half-title ("Mr. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day"). Folio. The Terry-Slater Copy. Rare first edition of Pope's Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day, completed in 1711 at the suggestion of Richard Steele. Lintott paid Pope £15 for the copyright. ABPC records three sales of the first edition; the Locker-Lampson copy (in 1984 and 2008) and the present copy in 1982. Foxon P904; Griffith 20; Rothschild 1568. Provenance: Ward E. and Seth Sprague Terry (bookplate); Gerald E. Slater (his sale, Christie's New York, 12 February 1982, lot 129); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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        La mécanique du feu ou larty den augmenter les effets and dendiminuer la dépense Paris J Estienne and J Jombert

      12 folding engraved plates with 37 figures of fireplaces and designs.12mo. [6]ff. 267pp. [4]ff. Contemporary sprinkled calf, ornamental gilt spine. morocco label.

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        Las Memorias de Felipe de Comines, Señor de Argenton, de los hechos y empresas de Luis undécimo y Carlos octavo Reyes de Francia. Traducidas de francés con escolios propios por don Iuan Vitrian, prior y provisor de Catalayud. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo.

      - Comines, Felipe de, Las Memorias de Felipe de Comines, Señor de Argenton, de los hechos y empresas de Luis undécimo y Carlos octavo Reyes de Francia. Traducidas de francés con escolios propios por don Iuan Vitrian, prior y provisor de Catalayud. Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo. Amberes, por Henrico y Cornelio Verdussen. Año 1713 (en frontispicio y portada del Tomo segundo, 1714 en portada del Tomo primero) Folio. (33 x 21 cms.). Tomo I: 11 hs. (incluidos frontis y portada) + 429 págs. + 11hs. + 11 hojas de grabados de 12 (falta el grabado de Luis XI, rey de Francia). Tomo II: 6 hs. (incluida portada) + 476 págs.+ 14 hs. + 12 hojas de grabados de 14 (faltan los grabados de san Francisco de Paula y Mahomet II, emperador de los turcos). Los dos tomos en un solo volumen. Texto a dos columnas. Encuadernación de época en piel con los planos gofrados y lomo con nervios, tejuelo con título y adornos florales en oro (lomo con restauración en la parte superior e inferior). Ejemplar con buen papel, amplios márgenes y cantos tintados en rojo. Los grabados de retratos en cobre se insertan en orlas calcográficas que ya fueron utilizadas para otras obras de estos impresores antuerpienses, y que incluso se intercambian como se observa en el cotejo de diferentes ejemplares de la misma edición. La lectura iconográfica del hermoso frontispicio calcográfico "Emblema o fachada", lo denomina, se realiza al inicio de la obra destacándose la «perpetuidad del Estado del Príncipe». Segunda edición en castellano de las Memorias de Philippe de Commynes (1445-1509), señor de Argentón, desde el año de 1468 hasta 1498, según reza en la portada, durante la regencia de Luis XI y Carlos VIII de Francia, monarcas a los que sirvió, tras haber sido chambelán del duque de Borgoña, Carlos el Temerario. De origen flamenco, encargado de las relaciones diplomáticas francesas, dedicó los últimos días de su vida a recopilar sus memorias en las que se observan dos partes bien diferenciadas: en un primer momento se centra en los años de 1466 a 1483, durante el gobierno de Luis XI y su rivalidad con el duque de Borgoña, Carlos el Temerario; una segunda parte se dedicará a la Guerra de Italia (1494-1495). Comines sigue de cerca el concepto clásico de la Historia como "magistra vitae", de ahí el valor moral que encuentra en el relato histórico como modelo de comportamiento para príncipes y gobernantes. En este sentido es destacable su compromiso con las fuentes históricas y su contraste, convertido tempranamente en un clásico del pensamiento político y alabado por lo los revisionistas del siglo XIX que le consideraron como un crítico e historiador filosófico por su gran capacidad para plantear y analizar las acciones y los actores de su tiempo. La versión de Juan Vitrian y Pujadas, prior y provisor de Calatayud, asesor del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición de Aragón, publicada primeramente en Amberes en las prensas de Juan Meursio en 1643, surge como un acicate para que los Austrias menores reflexionen sobre los conflictos en Flandes y la necesidad de abandonar dicho estado. En este sentido no se limita a ofrecer una traducción más o menos libre del texto del historiador flamenco, sino que la adorna con numerosas glosas, comentarios y reflexiones personales relacionadas con la política española de su época y sus principales protagonistas. Pocos años antes, su sobrino, fray Felipe de Vitrian de Biemonte, prior y provisor de Calatayud había aprovechado la obra de Comines para sus "Fracmentos de lugares concernientes a los estados de Flandes; de texto y glosa de la historia francesa de Argentón" (Zaragoza, Diego Dormer, 1636). Ambas son muestra de la notoriedad que la obra del historiador flamenco estaba teniendo en Europa, considerado como un manual de príncipes de la tradición francesa bajo medieval con influencia en notables tratados de pensamiento político de la literatura hispánica, como la "República literaria" (1623) y las "Empresas políticas" (1640) de Diego de Saavedra Fajard [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scandia, sive regiones septentrionales

      Artist: Lasor a Varea Alphonse; issued in: Padua; date: ca 1713 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 13 x 17; - description: Map shows Scandinavia with Great Britain and Iceland

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        The Hereditary Right of the Crown of England asserted; the history of the succession since the conquest clear'd. London, Richard Smith

      1713 - First Edition. Folio, [viii], 274, lxiii, [5]pp, contemporary panelled calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I. Muscari obsoleto albo flore. II. Muscari floribus, III. Hyacinthus stellaris Bizantinus.

      Nuremburg 1713 - Copper-engraving, with fine hand colour. Dimensions: 535 x 425mm. (21 by 16.75 inches) A magnificent plate from "Hortus Eystettensis", one of the earliest and most famous works in the field. The Hortus Eystettensis is a pictorial record of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, that of Prince Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen. The garden was begun by Joachim Camerarius in 1596 and, after his death in 1598, completed by Basil Besler, a pharmacist from Nuremberg. A visitor, Philipp Hainhofer, in 1611 marvelled at the eight gardens, each containing 'flowers from a different country; they varied in the beds and flowers, especially in the beautiful roses, lilies, tulips.' The Hortus records this variety and beauty. The book is exceptional in every sense; in its variety and range of flowers, in its size, in its fine quality of engraving. It is also one of the earliest records of flowers from a specific, documented garden. Besler was asked to complete the work by Gemmingen in 1606; the huge nature of the task was clear to Besler and he enlisted the help of his younger brother Hieronymus and Ludwig Jungermann, a nephew of Camerarius. Printing the Hortus may have begun as early as 1607. Drawings were made in situ and from specimens sent by the Bishop to Nuremberg; the Bishop reported to Hainhofer that he had boxes of fresh flowers sent every week to Besler at Nuremberg for sketching. A team of at least 10 engravers were employed to translate the drawings to copperplates. The gardens, along with most of the town of Eichstatt, were destroyed by the invading Swedish troops under Herzog Bernhard von Weimar in 1633-4, although they were partially restored by later bishops. Many of the original drawings survive in the University Library, Erlangen.

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        Pair of Hand-coloured Tulips.

      Nuremberg 1713 - Pair of copper engraved plates with hand-colouring. Framed and glazed, overall size: 55.5 by 63.5cm. Magnificent plates from "Hortus Eystettensis", one of the earliest and most famous works in the field. The Hortus Eystettensis is a pictorial record of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, that of Prince Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen. The garden was begun by Joachim Camerarius in 1596 and, after his death in 1598, completed by Basil Besler, a pharmacist from Nuremberg. A visitor, Philipp Hainhofer, in 1611 marvelled at the eight gardens, each containing 'flowers from a different country; they varied in the beds and flowers, especially in the beautiful roses, lilies, tulips.' The Hortus records this variety and beauty. The book is exceptional in every sense; in its variety and range of flowers, in its size, in its fine quality of engraving. It is also one of the earliest records of flowers from a specific, documented garden. Besler was asked to complete the work by Gemmingen in 1606; the huge nature of the task was clear to Besler and he enlisted the help of his younger brother Hieronymus and Ludwig Jungermann, a nephew of Camerarius. Printing the Hortus may have begun as early as 1607. Drawings were made in situ and from specimens sent by the Bishop to Nuremberg; the Bishop reported to Hainhofer that he had boxes of fresh flowers sent every week to Besler at Nuremberg for sketching. A team of at least 10 engravers were employed to translate the drawings to copperplates. The gardens, along with most of the town of Eichstatt, were destroyed by the invading Swedish troops under Herzog Bernhard von Weimar in 1633-4, although they were partially restored by later bishops. Many of the original drawings survive in the University Library, Erlangen.

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        Les Six Voyages De Monsieur Jean-Baptiste Tavernier Ecuyer Baron d'Aubonne, en Turquie, en Perse et aux Indes.(FOUR VOLUMES) + Recueil de plusieur relations et traitez singuliers & curieux, de Mr. Tavernier + Nouvelle relation de . .6 VOLUMES.

      Chez Pierre Ribou, Paris 1713 - 12 mo. Volumes 1-4: Les Six Voyages De Monsieur Jean-Baptiste Tavernier Ecuyer Baron d'Aubonne, en Turquie, en Perse et aux Indes.[50]-501-[3]-465-[3]-402-[3]-367-[5]/ Volume V: Recueil de plusieurs relations et traitez singuliers et curieux de Mr Tavernier. qui n'ont point été mis dans ses six premiers voyages .467-[4] / Volume VI: Nouvelle relation de l'intérieur du sérail du grand Seigneur, contenant plusieurs singularitez qui jusqu'ici n'ont point été mises en lumière., frontispiece portrait of Tavernier in Persian costume, 1 title frontispiece dated 1712 + 60 plates & maps (of which 5 folding maps + 55 plates of which 46 are folding ones), contemporary full calf, title gilt on raised decorated spine & printed in red & black, previous owners’ name inscribed on title page, set in good condition, rubbed edges of 2 volumes. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveller. "Tavernier, a private individual and merchant travelling at his own expense, covered by his own account: 60,000 leagues, 120,000 miles making six voyages to Persia and India between the years 1630-1668. In 1675, Tavernier, at the behest of his patron, Louis XIV, published Les Six Voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (Six Voyages, 1676). Tavernier was born in Paris of a French or Flemish Huguenot family that had emigrated to Antwerp to escape persecution and subsequently returned to Paris after the publication of the Edict of Nantes which promised protection for French Protestants. Both his father Gabriel and his uncle Melchior were cartographers. Though it is clear from the accuracy of his drawings that Tavernier received some instruction in the art of cartography/engraving, he was possessed of a wanderlust and while still a teenager travelled extensively through Europe and achieved a working knowledge of its major languages. Tavernier is best known for the discovery/purchase of the 116 carat Tavernier Blue Diamond that he subsequently sold to Louis XIV of France in 1668 for 120,000 pounds the equivalent of 172,000 ounces of pure gold and a letter of ennoblement. (Five years later, Louis had his court jeweller Jean Pitau reset the stone into the 68 carat French Blue and had it set as a hat pin. The gem was reset by his great-grandson Louis XV in The Medal of The Order of the Golden Fleece, stolen in 1792 and was cut again and re-emerged in London 30 years later as The Hope Diamond). In 1669 Tavernier purchased for 60,000 livres the Seigneury of Aubonne, located in the Duchy of Savoy near the city of Geneva and became Baron of Aubonne. Tavernier's writings show that he was a keen observer as well as a remarkable cultural anthropologist. His book became a best seller and was translated into German, Dutch, Italian and English during his lifetime. The work is frequently quoted by modern scholars writing of the period. Bibliographic References: Graesse VI - 2 - Cordier Japonica 391-394 - Chahine 4720 - Chadenat I - 705(*) Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hortulus animae. Dat is, der sielen bogaert, met sonderlinge neersticheyt vernieut ende vermeerdert, overgheset wt den hoochduytsch in onse nederlantsche tale, door H.D. vanden Houte: tot troost van alle liefhebbers der Christelijcker devotie. [copy:] Antwerpen, Jan van Keerberghen, 1606. Probably printed in the Netherlands [Leiden?], early seventeenth century.

      Cont. blindstamped calf with 6 (of 8) decorated messing cornerpieces, two square central pieces on both covers and two carefully restored clasps and catches. At the upper site of the covers two chain attachments, where a chain could be attached to carry the book. Both covers of the professionally restored binding are decorated with frames of flowers, lines and little portraits of saints. Beautiful early 17th-century binding, possibly originating from a (Belgian ?) monastery. 8o: pi 8 A - Hh 8 I 4, foliated: [8], CCXLVIII, [4]. Title printed in red and black. With 12 small woodcuts of the months and many woodcut text illustrations, 4 of which signed with the monogram HCvS, probably referring to Hans Christoffel van Sichem. With a 18th-century ownership mark by Martinus Martinus Jacobs, ‘woende in den ee vent [convent?] tot Mechelen' (dated 1713). The ‘hortulus animae' [little garden of the soul] was a popular prayer book, both in Latin and other languages in the sixteenth century. The first known edition was printed at Strasburg by William Schaffener of Rappeltsweiler in 1498. After that year new editions with various supplements and modifications were constantly issued by other printers. The present Dutch adaptation was made by the Belgian dominican author Damianus van den Houte (? - after 1577), and originally published in 1552. The popularity of this Dutch version is shown by the number of editions that followed, many of which were printed in Antwerp. In 1584 an edition appeared with woodcuts by Arnold Nicolai, which were used again in subsequent editions, i.g. the edition printed in 1606 by Jan van Keerberghen. The present copy, however, is printed after that Antwerp edition and is in fact printed later. The woodcuts by Nicolai are replaced by others, such as a series a woodcuts of the months which may well have been intended for use in a small type of almanac. Four of the other woodcuts are signed with the monogram HCvS, which bears great resemblance tot the well known monogram of Christoffel van Sichem. This monogram in no to be found in Nagler or any other of the usual reference works. However, a son of Christoffel van Sichem I by the name of Hans Christoffel van Sichem (born Johannes Christophorus in Basel, ca. 1580) was active in Leiden in the early 17th century. In 1603 he calls himself ‘figuersnijder' [woodcutter]. Forster suggests that he worked with his father and two other brothers (Christoffel II and Carel van Sichem) in some kind of a family company, first in Leiden and later in Amsterdam. These facts point to Leiden as the place of origin for the present edition of the Hortulus Animae, but further typographical research is necessary to unveal the anonymus printer. B0074. Binding; Religious; Rare; Woodcuts.

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        La mécanique du feu, ou l'art d'en augmenter les effets, & d'en diminuer la dépense

      Paris, Jacques Estienne, 1713, in-8, de (12), 267, (9) pp. et 12 pl, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre brune, Édition originale. L'ouvrage se divise en trois parties qui traitent les aspects diverses des cheminées, un des premiers livres sur le sujet. Les douze planches montrent en détail les mécaniques de plusieurs sortes de cheminées.

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        La mecanique du feu ou l'art d'en augmenter les effets & d'en diminuer la depenfe. Première partie contenent le Traité de nouvelle cheminées ordinaires, & qui ne sont point fujettes à fumer, &c.

      Paris, Jacques Estienne, 1713, 8vo (cm. 9,5 x 16) legatura in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, pp. (10), 267, (10) con 12 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Ex - libris Chateau de Montrevost. Prima edizione.

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        Hortulus animae. Dat is, der sielen bogaert, met sonderlinge neersticheyt vernieut ende vermeerdert, overgheset wt den hoochduytsch in onse nederlantsche tale, door H.D. vanden Houte: tot troost van alle liefhebbers der Christelijcker devotie. [copy:] Antwerpen, Jan van Keerberghen, 1606. Probably printed in the Netherlands [Leiden?], early seventeenth century.

      "Cont. blindstamped calf with 6 (of 8) decorated messing cornerpieces, two square central pieces on both covers and two carefully restored clasps and catches. At the upper site of the covers two chain attachments, where a chain could be attached to carry the book. Both covers of the professionally restored binding are decorated with frames of flowers, lines and little portraits of saints. Beautiful early 17th-century binding, possibly originating from a (Belgian ?) monastery. 8o: pi 8 A - Hh 8 I 4, foliated: [8], CCXLVIII, [4]. Title printed in red and black. With 12 small woodcuts of the months and many woodcut text illustrations, 4 of which signed with the monogram HCvS, probably referring to Hans Christoffel van Sichem. With a 18th-century ownership mark by Martinus Martinus Jacobs, ‘woende in den ee vent [convent?] tot Mechelen' (dated 1713). The ‘hortulus animae' [little garden of the soul] was a popular prayer book, both in Latin and other languages in the sixteenth century. The first known edition was printed at Strasburg by William Schaffener of Rappeltsweiler in 1498. After that year new editions with various supplements and modifications were constantly issued by other printers. The present Dutch adaptation was made by the Belgian dominican author Damianus van den Houte (? - after 1577), and originally published in 1552. The popularity of this Dutch version is shown by the number of editions that followed, many of which were printed in Antwerp. In 1584 an edition appeared with woodcuts by Arnold Nicolai, which were used again in subsequent editions, i.g. the edition printed in 1606 by Jan van Keerberghen. The present copy, however, is printed after that Antwerp edition and is in fact printed later. The woodcuts by Nicolai are replaced by others, such as a series a woodcuts of the months which may well have been intended for use in a small type of almanac. Four of the other woodcuts are signed with the monogram HCvS, which bears great resemblance tot the well known monogram of Christoffel van Sichem. This monogram in no to be found in Nagler or any other of the usual reference works. However, a son of Christoffel van Sichem I by the name of Hans Christoffel van Sichem (born Johannes Christophorus in Basel, ca. 1580) was active in Leiden in the early 17th century. In 1603 he calls himself ‘figuersnijder' [woodcutter]. Forster suggests that he worked with his father and two other brothers (Christoffel II and Carel van Sichem) in some kind of a family company, first in Leiden and later in Amsterdam. These facts point to Leiden as the place of origin for the present edition of the Hortulus Animae, but further typographical research is necessary to unveal the anonymus printer. B0074. Binding; Religious; Rare; Woodcuts.".

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        [Verzameling van de 49 belangrijkste stukken pro en contra in de incest-affaire van Onno Zwier van Haren], Leeuwarden e.a., A. Ferwerda e.a., 1761-1762.

      Folio, losse katernen in een half schapenleren band, met beschadigde rug. C0827."Kalma pag. 5-6 en pag. 13-23; Knuttel 18783-18857; Busken Huet, FK VI, pag. 1-56; Van der Vliet, Onno Zwier van Haren (1713-1779), staatsman en dichter (Hilversum 1996); Van Vloten, Leven en werken van O.Z. van Haren, Friesche edellui (Deventer 1874). In februari 1760 beschuldigden Carolina en Betje van Haren hun vader van (poging tot) incest. Aanvankelijk bekende hij schuld tegenover zijn schoonzoons Van Sandick en Van Hogendorp, maar later trok hij deze bekentenis in. Hij werd echter door zijn tegenstanders gedwongen het Haagse politieke toneel te verlaten en zich terug te trekken in Friesland. In dit convoluut vier omvangrijke, gesigneerde verklaringen van de hoofdrolspelers in deze 'cause célèbre': Van Haren en zijn echtgenote, hun schoonzoons Van Sandick en Van Hogendorp en 'vriend' Eggerik van Tiddinga, over wie Van Haren later dichtte: 'Hy was de Eerst', die my verried'. Toegevoegd zijn 44 andere korte en langere (juridische) stukken, brieven en pamfletten, waaronder een zevental in dichtmaat. Deze bundel bevat de volgende stukken, met de nummering van de bibliografie van J.J. Kalma: 1. Deductie (4)+95+(31) pag. 4. Galante aanmerkingen, 4 pag. 5. Extract, 7 pag. 6. Request, 3 pag 7. Tweede request, 3 pag. 8. Memorie en rapport, 5 pag. 11. Extract, 5 pag.$12. Copie lettre, 3 pag. 13. Copie de la lettre, 4 pag. 14. Invallende gedagten, 8 pag. 19. Extracten uit het register, 22-6-1761, 3 pag. 20. Publicatie 18-6-1761 (zeldzaam!) 1 blad plano. 25. Regtvaerdige geessel, 12 pag. 26. Neerlands Antwoord, 8 pag. 28. Antwoord, 3 pag. 29. Missive, 4 pag. 30. Redenerende missive, 4 pag. 31. Missive van remarque, 8 pag. 32. Memorie, 3 pag. 33. Wel gepast antwoord, 3 pag. 35. Klagte, 4 pag. 37. Onpartydige, 14 pag. 38 Oordeelkundige, 4 pag. 42. Gods zegen, 4 pag. 43. De Vierschaar, 8 pag. 44. Het onteerend kinder verraad, (5) pag.. 45. Parodie, 4 pag. 48. Eenige vragen, 7 pag. 49. Antwoorden op de 28 vragen, 8 pag. 50. Onzydige remarques, 8 pag. 53. Dichtkundige Lauwerkransen, (4) pag. 54. Mond-stopper, 4 pag. 55. Verzoek en smeekschrift, 6 pag. 56. De plechtige uitvaart, 4 pag. 58. Beredeneerde zwarigheden, 20 pag. 59. Aanmerkingen op den voorloper, 16 pag. 59. Aanmerkingen op den voorloper, 16 pag., 2e- druk. 61. Brief van Jan Alberts, 14 pag. 62. Verdediging, 152+55 pag. 63. Verdediging van E. v. Tiddinga, 35 pag. 65. Onpartijdig onderzoek, 5 pag. 71. Deductie van vrouwe S.A. v. Haren-Huls, 39+13 pag. 72. Tweede deductie, 50+17 pag. 75. Verdediging van mr. W. van Hogendorp, 22 pag. 77. Verdediging van Aeg. v. d. Dussen, 30 pag. 78. Derde deductie, 27 pag. 79. Brief van den heer O.Z. van Haren, 7 pag. 80. Brief van den heer W. v. Hogendorp, 6 pag. 82. Crimineele proceduren, 16 pag. Kalma noemt 82 publicaties in totaal over deze zaak. Daarvan heeft hij er 9 niet gevonden in enige bibliotheek; wellicht betreft dit manuscripten. Van de 73 door Kalma genoemde en ergens aangetroffen publicaties bevat de hier aangeboden bundel er dus 49, waaronder alle voor de zaak van belang zijnde."

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        Des freywillig auffgesprungenen Granat-Apffels des Christlichen Samariters Anderer theil: oder Aus Christlicher liebe des nechsten eröffnete Geheimnisse Vieler vortrefflicher bewährter Artzneyen, aus berühmter Leib-ärtzten, oder Medicin-Doctorn, gepflogener erfahrenheit zusammen getragen.

      Leipzig, Bey Thomas Fritschen (Fritsch) 1713. Klein-4°. Titelbl., 539 S., 1 nn. Bl., mit Titelblatt- und Schlussvignette in Holzschnitt, Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Ledereinband d. Zt., Rücken und Einbanddeckel mit Streicheisenlinien, Buchschnitt blaugesprenkelt. Größere Fehlstellen am Rücken fachgerecht unterlegt, Einbd. berieben, Lederbezug stellenw. schadhaft, Buchblock gut erhalten, Seiten nur schwach gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig, mit wenigen Wurmgängen. Vgl. Ferguson I,235. Ferchl 140. Erstausgabe des zweiten Teils zum `Aufgesprungenen Granatapfel` der Herzogin Eleonore zu Troppau u. Jägerndorff (1647-1704), dessen erster Teil bereits 1685 in Wien bei Voigt erschienen war. Das erfolgreiche Werk erfuhr sogleich mehrere Auflagen, vorl. zweite Teil, der durchgehend medizinische Hausmittel enthält, wurde erst nach dem Tode der Autorin von Georg Adam Seelig (lt Bohatta), dessen Name erst auf späteren Ausgaben genannt wird, herausgegeben (s. dazu Bohatta, Hanns. Fürstin Eleonore von Liechtenstein und ihr Granatapfel. Ein bibliographischer Versuch, S. 128 in: Jahrbuch des Historischen Vereins für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Bd. 33,121-132). Obwohl eines der beliebtesten Werke der Volksmedizin des 17. u. frühen 18. Jh., und häufig aufgelegt, sind die einzelnen Ausgaben des `Granatapfels` selten und jeweils nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachzuweisen. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Medizin, Arzneirezepte, Arzneikunde, Arzneilehre, Arzneimittel, Heilmittel

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        Africa. Scriptorum calamo delineatus.

      Artist: Lasor a Varea Alphonse ; issued in: Padua; date: ca 1713 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 28 x 17; description: Map shows total Africa after Abraham Ortelius, the text from avonarola, Raffaello. From the atlas :Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus . qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus. ;

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        The compleat court-keeper: or land-steward's assistant.

      London: printed by John Nutt assignee of Edw. Sayer Esq; for Bernard Lintott and Thomas Ward 1713 - 8vo., vii + (1) + 488 + (24)pp., contemporary rather worn calf, neatly rebacked and labelled. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.400(26). Not in Goldsmiths or Kress. Not in Perkins. Rothamsted (1940) has only the 3rd ed. of 1724. Fussell (The Old English Farming Books 1523-1730>) notes the relevance to rural affairs of this book, although to suggest that it 'must have been a useful handbook for the country gentleman as well as his steward in regulating the proceedings of the manorial court' seems to undervalue what was a serious, lengthy and authoritative legal reference work. It was reprinted, and re-edited, in numerous editions up to at least 1819, by which date most of the residual powers of the Courts Leet, Courts Baron and Courts of Survey had been subsumed elsewhere.

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        Romæ Antiquæ Notitia: or, the Antiquities of Rome. In Two Parts. I. A Short History of the Rise, Progress, and Decay of the Common-Wealth. II. A Description of the City: An Account of the Religion, Civil Government and Art of War; with the Remarkable Customs and Ceremonies, Publick and Private. With Copper Cuts of the Principal Buildings, &c. To which are prefix'd Two Essays: concerning the Roman Learning, and the Roman Education

      Engraved frontis. port., engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved map, & 13 engraved plates (6 folding). 8 p.l., xxx, 375, [26] pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, cont. red morocco, sides finely panelled in gilt, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. London: T. Child & R. Knaplock, 1713. "The Fifth Edition Revised and Corrected" of this ever-popular guide book to Rome. "Its elegant synthesis of the antiquarian data assembled over the previous 200 years ensured it a leading place among books on the daily life of the Romans until the nineteenth century."-ODNB. A most handsome copy.

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        Two Unpublished Scholarly Manuscripts. Vol I: Aristotelian Physics and Metaphysics; Vol II: Ptolemaic Astronomy and Subsequent Revolutionary Observations by Copernicus and Brahe, and Natural Science Theories (then Called Natural Philosophy).

      Paris, 1713-1716, 1713. Two unpublished scholarly manuscripts written by Stephanus Antonius Dheus, a graduate of the Navarre College, examining in the first volume Aristotelian physics and metaphysics, and in the second volume, Ptolemaic astronomy and subsequent revolutionary observations by Copernicus and Brahe, and natural science theories (then called natural philosophy) such as movement, weight, light, Earth, meteors, and Aristotle's "Anima" theory whereby every living thing was guided by a soul of sorts. 8vo. Two volumes. Each volume is a two-part work; each is inscribed and dated by the author. Together the works encompass 986 pages in manuscript (pagination is penned alternately to rectos only, each part numbered separately, thus numbering shows half values.) All text is in Latin. Illustrated with approximately thirty small in-text manuscript diagrams. Full calf bindings, five raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling, red title label to spine, marbled endpapers. Volumes measure approximately 11 x 16,5 x 3,5 cm. Mild age-toning and wear to extremities, otherwise in very good condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright, scarce eighteenth century academica from an historic institution. Aristotelian physics, which is the earliest known speculative theory of physics, prevailed for almost two millennia. Following the work of pioneer scientists such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Descartes and Newton (at least three of whom named in the present volume), it became generally accepted that Aristotelian physics was neither correct nor viable. Nonetheless, Aristotle's hypotheses survived as a scholastic pursuit well into the seventeenth century. An exhaustive investigation and scholarly deliberation of ancient science originating from Aristotle and Ptolemy, many of whose traditional philosophies falling under scrutiny and thus refined during the scientific revolution, the writer of the present volumes, being a sagacious academician in that era, presents numerous topics for analysis. First Volume Titles: Commentarius In Metaphysicam Aristotelis. [&] Commentarius In Universam Aristotelis Physicam. [Memorandum on Aristotle's Metaphysics. [&] Remarks on Aristotle's Universal Physics. A two part work, 490 pages including a two page-index.] A comprehensive study in diminutive cursive script dissecting and debating Aristotle's metaphysics forms the first part of this volume. The writer's "Disputatio Proaemiati" begins with the theory of causes and principles of all things. Other topics include human intellect, the study of substance, existence, God, physical properties or nature of matter, infinity, cosmology, and more. This work is 136 pages in length, and is inscribed "Finis..." on 31 July 1713. The second part, 352 pages, in essence deals with what is known today as classical mechanics - the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces. With the use of various apparatuses from his own time, through practical applications and purposeful experimentation, the scholar ponders and tests scientific theories first introduced in Aristotle's physics. Numerous manuscript diagrams illustrate early methodology and discoveries. Drawings include barometrical instruments, a cannon firing an explosive, a balance scale for weighing, pendulum movement, pully systems, and more. The final leaf is inscribed by the author with the completion date of 4 February 1716. Second Volume Titles: Brevis Institutio Astronomica juxta hyppotheses Ptolomei Copericus & Tyconis. Physica partaris de Corporibus in particulari de Mundo. [Concise Dissertation on Astronmy According to Ptolemy, Copernicus & Tycho. Physical Properties, of the Earth in Particular. A two part work, 496 pages combined.] The first part of this volume is 130 pages and examines early astronomy, beginning with Ptolemy's geocentric planetary hypotheses based on epicycles, with a diagram to illustrate the ancient belief of a stationary Earth at the center, surrounded by an Empyreal Heaven, other heavens, planetary spheres, a belt of air and one of fire. Another lovely manuscript drawing shows a Ptolemaic armillary sphere (spherical astrolabe, celestial sphere) with Earth at its center. The accompanying text mentions "Elementa Cosmographia," presumably referring to "Sphaera mundi: hoc est, Elementa cosmographiae..." by Petrus Ryff (or Ryffius), published in 1593. Zodiacs, eclipses, celestial bodies, and planetary orbit are discussed according to Ptolemaic theory, before also presenting Copernicus' revolutionary model of the universe, with the Sun at the centre of the Solar System. The latter is examined at length over some 30 pages. Finally, twelve pages are devoted to the works of Tycho Brahe whose astronomical and planetary observations were even more accurate and comprehensive. This study of formative and revolutionary astronomy is inscribed 'Finis' on 27 February 1716. A compendious treatment of numerous subjects in the realm of physical science, the second part of this volume comprises 366 pages of text. Many of which derive from Aristotle's "Physicia," a small sampling of the theories examined include, "motu myderum" (movement of the stars and possibly other bodies in the galaxy), water and the sea, the planet Earth, climate and heat, humidity, "gravitate & levitate" weight and (weightlessness), gravitational movement, magnetic force, reflection and refraction of light, and so forth. Some 32 pages are devoted to contemporary philosophies and knowledge of meteors. The writer also remarks on Aristotle's "Anima" concept of a soul in living beings including plants, on and "anima sentiente" which adds sentiment, opinion, thought, feeling, will, and so forth to the hypotheses, specific addressing "phantasia" (imagination), "estimativa" (instinct), and memory. The final leaf of this volume is inscribed by the author, "Finis... Domino Le Sarmage Celebrovimo Physica Professore in Regia Navarra" with the completion date of 27 July 1716, and revealing that he was a student of the Collège de Navarre in Paris.. Manuscript.

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        L'Oplomachia Pisana, ovvero la Battaglia del Ponte di Pisa, descritta da C.R. Borghi nobis pisano e da esso consacrata al Senato, e Popolo della medesima città di Pisa.

      Lucca, per Pellegrino Frediani, MDCCXIII (1713), - in-4, pp. (18), 184. Legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo ms. al dorso, lacci di chiusura in tela conservati. Figurato in xilografia: antiporta con veduta della torre pendente, armi araldiche e bandiere, 4 tavole f.t. (raffiguranti i particolari dell'abbigliamento necessario, due giocatori in divisa, lo schieramento sul ponte al momento d'inizio). Prima edizione di opera curiosa e molto rara che oltre ad indagare, sotto forma di 35 quesiti, sulle origini di questa ''finta battaglia'', descrive due celebri battaglie (quella del 26 aprile 1589 per la venuta in Pisa di Cristina di Lorena, sposa di Ferdinando de' Medici, e l'altra fatta dai Pisani in Firenze il 28 ottobre 1608 per le nozze di Cosimo II con Maria Maddalena d'Austria); ed inoltre ''fra le memorie.avvi il Borghi inserito alcune esatte notizie, che riguardano la moderna storia della Patria, e della Toscana'' (Moreni I, 148-9). Ottimo esemplare. Lozzi 3637. Platner p. 268: "Raro". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cotyledon minus [Large mountain saxifrage]; Pyrethrum Officinarum [False pyrethrum]

      Eichstatt 1713 - Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        C. Julii Caesaris quae extant omnia cum animadversionibus integris Dion. Vossii, J. Davisii coll. regin. cantab. socii, aliorumque variis notis, ut & qui vocatur Julius Celsus de vita et rebus gestis C. Julii Caesaris, ex musaeo Joannis Georgii Graevii

      Lugduni Batavorum: Apud vid. C. Boutesteyn & S. Luchtmans, Delphis, Apud Adrianum Beman. 1713 - Two volumes in One. [16], 862, [50] p., 2 l., [2], 3-224 p., 14 leaves of plates (8 folded) : ill., maps, port. Original Vellum. Lacks title-page to Vol I. Both boards have two doubled ruled borders in gilt, armorial design in gilt at the centre of both panels. The spine has 5 double ruled compartments in gilt, a gilt rose in the bottom 4, gilt titling in the top compartment. Some bumping, marking & discolouration, more so to the spine. The bottom right hinge is split up-to the 2nd compartment. Page block edges soiled. Pastedown is loose, initials of P.J.F. Page edges tanned, some spotting. Extensive footnotes with references. From the Library of Patrick James Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. Text - Latin These commentaries are Julius Caesar?s first hand account of the Gallic Wars.

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        Scholarly Natural Science Copernican Universe

      Paris, 1713-1716. Two unpublished scholarly manuscripts written by Stephanus Antonius Dheus, a graduate of the Navarre College, examining in the first volume Aristotelian physics and metaphysics, and in the second volume, Ptolemaic astronomy and subsequent revolutionary observations by Copernicus and Brahe, and natural science theories (then called natural philosophy) such as movement, weight, light, Earth, meteors, and Aristotle's "Anima" theory whereby every living thing was guided by a soul of sorts. 8vo. Two volumes. Each volume is a two-part work; each is inscribed and dated by the author. Together the works encompass 986 pages in manuscript (pagination is penned alternately to rectos only, each part numbered separately, thus numbering shows half values.) All text is in Latin. Illustrated with approximately thirty small in-text manuscript diagrams. Full calf bindings, five raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling, red title label to spine, marbled endpapers. Volumes measure approximately 11 x 16,5 x 3,5 cm. A scarce eighteenth century academica from an historic institution. Aristotelian physics, which is the earliest known speculative theory of physics, prevailed for almost two millennia. Following the work of pioneer scientists such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Descartes and Newton (at least three of whom named in the present volume), it became generally accepted that Aristotelian physics was neither correct nor viable. Nonetheless, Aristotle's hypotheses survived as a scholastic pursuit well into the seventeenth century. An exhaustive investigation and scholarly deliberation of ancient science originating from Aristotle and Ptolemy, many of whose traditional philosophies falling under scrutiny and thus refined during the scientific revolution, the writer of the present volumes, being a sagacious academician in that era, presents numerous topics for analysis. First Volume Titles: Commentarius In Metaphysicam Aristotelis. [&] Commentarius In Universam Aristotelis Physicam. [Memorandum on Aristotle's Metaphysics. [&] Remarks on Aristotle's Universal Physics. A two part work, 490 pages including a two page-index.] A comprehensive study in diminutive cursive script dissecting and debating Aristotle's metaphysics forms the first part of this volume. The writer's "Disputatio Proaemiati" begins with the theory of causes and principles of all things. Other topics include human intellect, the study of substance, existence, God, physical properties or nature of matter, infinity, cosmology, and more. This work is 136 pages in length, and is inscribed "Finis..." on 31 July 1713. The second part, 352 pages, in essence deals with what is known today as classical mechanics - the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces. With the use of various apparatuses from his own time, through practical applications and purposeful experimentation, the scholar ponders and tests scientific theories first introduced in Aristotle's physics. Numerous manuscript diagrams illustrate early methodology and discoveries. Drawings include barometrical instruments, a cannon firing an explosive, a balance scale for weighing, pendulum movement, pully systems, and more. The final leaf is inscribed by the author with the completion date of 4 February 1716. The study of the motion of bodies is an ancient one, making classical mechanics one of the oldest and largest subjects in science, engineering and technology. Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers, may have been the first to maintain the idea that "everything happens for a reason" and that theoretical principles can assist in the understanding of nature. While to a modern reader, many of these preserved ideas come forth as eminently reasonable, there was a conspicuous lack of both mathematical theory and controlled experiment, as we know it. These latter became decisive factors in developing classical mechanics - the system of physics which was started by Isaac Newton and other 17th century natural philosophers. The science was also based upon the earlier astronomical theories of Johannes Kepler, the precise observations of Tycho Brahe and the studies of terrestrial projectile motion of Galileo. Traditionally, classical mechanics was divided into three main branches: Statics (equilibrium and its relation to forces), Dynamics (motion and its relation to forces), and Kinematics (the implications of observed motions without regard for circumstances causing them). [The term classical mechanics was not coined until the early 20th century.] Second Volume Titles: Brevis Institutio Astronomica juxta hyppotheses Ptolomei Copericus & Tyconis. Physica partaris de Corporibus in particulari de Mundo. [Concise Dissertation on Astronmy According to Ptolemy, Copernicus & Tycho. Physical Properties, of the Earth in Particular. A two part work, 496 pages combined.] The first part of this volume is 130 pages and examines early astronomy, beginning with Ptolemy's geocentric planetary hypotheses based on epicycles, with a diagram to illustrate the ancient belief of a stationary Earth at the center, surrounded by an Empyreal Heaven, other heavens, planetary spheres, a belt of air and one of fire. Another lovely manuscript drawing shows a Ptolemaic armillary sphere (spherical astrolabe, celestial sphere) with Earth at its center. The accompanying text mentions "Elementa Cosmographia," presumably referring to "Sphaera mundi: hoc est, Elementa cosmographiae..." by Petrus Ryff (or Ryffius), published in 1593. Zodiacs, eclipses, celestial bodies, and planetary orbit are discussed according to Ptolemaic theory, before also presenting Copernicus' revolutionary model of the universe, with the Sun at the centre of the Solar System. The latter is examined at length over some 30 pages. Finally, twelve pages are devoted to the works of Tycho Brahe whose astronomical and planetary observations were even more accurate and comprehensive. This study of formative and revolutionary astronomy is inscribed 'Finis' on 27 February 1716. A compendious treatment of numerous subjects in the realm of physical science, the second part of this volume comprises 366 pages of text. Many of which derive from Aristotle's "Physicia," a small sampling of the theories examined include, "motu myderum" (movement of the stars and possibly other bodies in the galaxy), water and the sea, the planet Earth, climate and heat, humidity, "gravitate & levitate" weight and (weightlessness), gravitational movement, magnetic force, reflection and refraction of light, and so forth. Some 32 pages are devoted to contemporary philosophies and knowledge of meteors. The writer also remarks on Aristotle's "Anima" concept of a soul in living beings including plants, on and "anima sentiente" which adds sentiment, opinion, thought, feeling, will, and so forth to the hypotheses, specific addressing "phantasia" (imagination), "estimativa" (instinct), and memory. The final leaf of this volume is inscribed by the author, "Finis... Domino Le Sarmage Celebrovimo Physica Professore in Regia Navarra" with the completion date of 27 July 1716, and revealing that he was a student of the Collège de Navarre in Paris. Aristotle (384-322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government, and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. On physical science, Aristotle's views virtually shaped medieval scholarship. Their influence extended from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages into the Renaissance, and were not replaced systematically until the Enlightenment and theories such as classical mechanics. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Judeo-Islamic philosophical and theological thought during the Middle Ages and continues to influence Christian theology, especially the Neoplatonism of the Early Church and the scholastic tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Aristotle was well known among medieval Muslim intellectuals and revered as "The First Teacher". His ethics, though always influential, gained renewed interest with the modern advent of virtue ethics. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today. Claudius Ptolemy (c. AD 100 - c.170) was a Greek writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. Ptolemy's "Almagest" is the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy. Ptolemy's model, like those of his predecessors, was geocentric and was almost universally accepted until the appearance of simpler heliocentric models during the scientific revolution. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Renaissance and Reformation era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. The publication of Copernicus' model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution. Tycho Brahe, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe (1546-1601), was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He was born in the then Danish peninsula of Scania. Well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer and alchemist, he has been described as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts." His observations were some five times more accurate than the best available observations at the time. The College of Navarre (Collège de Navarre), founded by Queen Joan I of Navarre in 1305, was one of the colleges of the historic University of Paris, and was renowned for its library. It began with three departments - the arts with 20 students, philosophy with 30 students, and theology with 20 students. Upon the queen's death, provision was made also for the scholars' support, 4 Paris sous weekly for the artists, 6 for the logicians and 8 for the theologians. These allowances were to continue until the graduates held benefices of the value respectively of 30, 40 and 60 livres. Students were required to speak and write only in Latin and all subjects had to be learned by rote [memorization]. Only after graduation, were students allowed to write using their own words or discuss the subjects. The College was suppressed at the time of the French Revolution, its library dispersed and its archives lost. Its buildings were assigned to the École polytechnique by Napoleon in 1805.

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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 ann?es. Avec la vie, les moeurs, les co?tumes des habitans de Saint Domingue & de la Tortu?, & 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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        Missae in agenda defunctorum

      Venetiis |(Venise): Apud Andram Poleti, 1713. Fine. Apud Andram Poleti, Venetiis (Venise) 1713, in-folio (22x32cm), 24pp., relié. - New edition. This Mass has been constantly reissued until the late eighteenth. Copy to weapons of Friuli and Verona, the Republic of Venice. The eagle and the lion in a central medallion and angular medallions. Bound in red full morocco Italian time in the band. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Cette messe a été constamment rééditée jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe. Une grande vignette de titre à mi-page signée Dalla Via et une figure à pleine page gravée par Franciscus Faldonus de la crucifixion. Exemplaire aux armes du Frioul et de Verone, de la République de Venise. L'aigle et le lion dans un médaillon central et dans des médaillons angulaires. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque italienne, décor à l'éventail et à la dentelle. Dos lisse orné d'une frise en long, passablement estompé. Les plats sont décorés d'un riche médaillon central à l'éventail, de plusieurs larges encadrements et de fers angulaires. Restaurations aux coins, bordures et coiffes. Craquelures sur le plat supérieur, avec pertes de dorures, et quelques petits manques. Manque les pages de garde avant le texte. Une bande de papier en renfort entre la page de titre et le contreplat. Nombreux feuillets mal restaurés par des bandes de papier bleutées. Spectaculaire reliure italienne à grand décor, aux armes.

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        Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.

      Padua, 1713. Copper engraving, 19 x 25.5 cms, recent hand-colour, blank verso. Map

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        Journal historique du dernier voyage que feu M. de la Sale fit dans le Golfe de Mexique, pour trouver l'embouchure, & le cours de la Riviere de Missicipi [sic]. redigé. par Monsieur De Michel.

      Paris: Estienne Robinot, 1713. 12mo., (6 4/8 x 3 6/8 inches). Large folding engraved map of the eastern seaboard, Caribbean, and Central America (creased, one or two small holes, and unevenly browned), woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine in seven gilt decorated compartments (a bit scuffed at the head of the spine, front hinge just starting). First edition of the most accurate account of La Salle's last expedition and of his death at the hands of his own men, prepared from Joutel's manuscript journals by one Jean de Michel, who had been assigned the task of putting Joutel's account in order by the bookseller Estienne Robinot, commissioned by Joutel (after 15 years of hesitation) to publish the journals, in order to refute the many errors in H. de Tonti's "Dernieres decouvertes dans l'Amerique Septentrionale de M. de la Sale" (1697). A veteran of the French army, Joutel had joined La Salle as his aide in 1684, inspired by the explorer's plan to found a colony at the as yet undiscovered mouth of the Mississippi. Royal approval of the project, whose real motivation was to establish a French foothold close to Spanish territory, was granted in 1684, and the expedition of four ships set sail. Waylaid by storms and Spanish corsairs, the vessels overshot the Mississippi and landed on the coast of Texas at Matagorda Bay, where a colony was founded. La Salle made several attempts to find the Mississippi, during which expeditions Joutel was often left in charge of mutinous camps of colonists. When promised reinforcements failed to appear, La Salle determined to abandon the colony for an all-out attempt to find the mouth of the great river, on which he planned to return northwards to Canada, but his men, alienated by his haughtiness and apparent lack of sympathy for their hardships, revolted. In March 1687 a group of them murdered him on the shore of the Trinity River. Joutel was absent at the time, and upon his return expected to meet the same fate, but he was spared and managed to escape. The arduous journey of his small band to the Arkansas River, up the Mississippi, and eventually up to Quebec, occupies the final portion of his narrative. The map, the first to show the results of La Salle's journeys, depicts with impressive accuracy the east coast of North America, with the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and an accurate delineation of the course of the Mississippi. It is decorated with a fine vignette of Niagara Falls. The text of this edition Michel reduced the narrative by half and considerably altered the text, provoking bitter complaints from the author. Nonetheless, "for fullness of detail and exactness of statement [Joutel's] is the best description of La Salle's last expedition, while his journey from Texas to Quebec as an exploit has seldom been surpassed" (Dictionary of American Biography). Subsequent editions and translations of Joutel's account were based on Michel's abridgement, with the exception of a single appearance in print, in Pierre Margry's 1878 six-volume compilation of the "Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale". Howes J266; Church 855; Graff 2251; Jenkins Basic Texas Books 114; Wagner Spanish Southwest 79; Sabin 36760. Alden & Landis 713/103. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.

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        Journal littéraire (1713-1737). (6 volumes)

      Genève, Slatkine Reprints, 1968. Volumes 1-24 in 6 bindings. Cloth hardcovers.; 31x23 cm. Price when new ca. 1300 euros. (sl. worn, sl. browned, signs of use) Although very good set, see image. ¶ (Publié par Sallengre, Saint-Hyacinthe, Van Effen, s'Gravesande, Joncourt, La Barre de Beaumarchais, etc.) Réimpression de l'édition de La Haye, 1713-1737. 24 vol. in-12. / (all published / alles Veröffentlichte / alles wat verschenen is / tout ce qui a paru)

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        The Indictment, Arraignment, Tryal, and Judgment, at large, of Twenty-nine Regicides, the Murtherers of His Most Sacred Majesty King Charles the First, Of Glorious Memory, Begun at Hick's-Hall on Tuesday the Ninth of October, 1660, and Continued at the Sessions-House in the Old-Bailey until Friday the Nineteenth of the same Month : Together with a Summary of the Dark and Horrid Decrees of those Cabbalists, Preparatory to that Hellish Fact . To which is added, Their Speeches. With a Preface, giving an Account of the Rise and Progress of Enthusiasm among us, and in other Parts of Europe; with the Characters, and Answers to the Tenets of the several Persons Executed

      Printed for J. Walthoe, M. Wootton, G. Conyers, [and 6 others], London 1713 - Small octavo (7 3/4 x 5"). [6], xxviii, 312, 104pp. Later blind-stamped paneled calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Imprimatur leaf stating J. Berkenhead 1660 present. Frontispiece portrait of king Charles I engraved by Michael van der Gucht after an oil painting by Anthony van Dyck. Originally published anonymously in 1660 under the title: "An exact and most impartial accompt of the indictment, arraignment, trial, and judgment (according to law) of nine and twenty regicides, the murtherers of His late Sacred Majesty of most glorious memory," this edition contains a preface and an appendix of speeches, prayers, etc. that were not part of the 1660 edition.Binding rubbed along edges, with head and tail of spine partly chipped. Pasted on inside of front cover is the armorial bookplate of John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle (1750-1842) with the motto: Nec Rege, Nec Populo, Sed Utroque (Not with the king, not with the people, but with both). Previous owner's name in ink at upper margin of bookplate (Leland Carlson). Moderate offsetting / foxing to very first and very last leaves. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bey dem Münch- und Bartelsischen Hochzeits-Feste wurden folgende Teilen harmonische aufgeführet von Georg Philipp Telemann Capell-Meister.

      Frankfurt a. M., Johann Bauer, 1713. - Ca. 19,5 x 16 cm. 6 nn. Blätter. Seltene einzige Ausgabe. TWV 11:5. Hochzeitskantate von Telemann für den Handelsherren Johann Gerhard Münch (1685-1750) und Margaretha Münch (geborene Bartels, ca. 1690-1750) aus Frankfurt am Main. Kein Exemplar im KVK nachweisbar. Brokatpapierbroschur der Zeit mit Goldschnitt.

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        La mecanique du feu ou l'art d'en augmenter les effets & d'en diminuer la depenfe. Première partie contenent le Traité de nouvelle cheminées ordinaires, & qui ne sont point fujettes à fumer, &c.

      Paris, Jacques Estienne, 1713, 8vo (cm. 9,5 x 16) legatura in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, pp. (10), 267, (10) con 12 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Ex - libris Chateau de Montrevost. Prima edizione.

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        The compleat court-keeper: or land-steward's assistant.

      London: printed by John Nutt, assignee of Edw. Sayer Esq; for Bernard Lintott and Thomas Ward, 1713. 8vo., vii + (1) + 488 + (24)pp., contemporary rather worn calf, neatly rebacked and labelled. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.400(26). Not in Goldsmiths or Kress. Not in Perkins. Rothamsted (1940) has only the 3rd ed. of 1724. Fussell (The Old English Farming Books 1523-1730>) notes the relevance to rural affairs of this book, although to suggest that it 'must have been a useful handbook for the country gentleman as well as his steward in regulating the proceedings of the manorial court' seems to undervalue what was a serious, lengthy and authoritative legal reference work. It was reprinted, and re-edited, in numerous editions up to at least 1819, by which date most of the residual powers of the Courts Leet, Courts Baron and Courts of Survey had been subsumed elsewhere.

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        I. Rosa flore albo pleno. II. Rosa alba flore simplici. III. Rosa Milesia flore rubro plens. IV. Rosa provincialis flore albo. (Rosen).

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, nach 1713, 48 x 40 (H) Dressendörfer, Die Pflanzen des Hortus Eystettensis. Ein botanischer und kulturhistorischer Spaziergang durch das Gartenjahr, Nr. 96. - hübsch koloriertes Blatt (aber in den falschen Farben), mit Rückentext, wohl aus einer Ausgabe nach 1700.

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