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        Mundus Physico-Mathematicis Quaestionibus Elucidatus

      Salzburg: Johann Joseph Mayr, 1713. Folio, with three engraved map plates; rather dusted, especially at beginning and end, some wear to lower margins at start and a few pages waterstained; recent quarter dark calf and marbled boards. Unusual 18th-century maps of Nova Hollandia. Rare: with little-known and unusual cartographic depictions of New Holland. This is an unusually lavish presentation of a thesis, presented at Salzburg University by the exotically titled Count Schlick. Two of his complex and interesting maps encompass the discoveries of the previous century both of Australia and the Pacific in general, while a third plate has three different projections of the world map. A copy of the book handled by us a few years ago had a frontispiece which is not present here. The maps are curious but finely executed, set within detailed and highly stylised plates. "Nova Hollandia", in particular, has a distinctive and rather unusual shape, which might be thought to borrow from the classic designs of the late-seventeenth century. They are unusual for a work of this date because they evidently have not taken into account, for example, the Thevenot map (see catalogue number xxx). At the same time, a case could be made for relating the map more closely with the more imaginative depictions of the great southern continent in the sixteenth century, with their depictions of "Beach" and "Terra Australis Incognita". There is a curiously outdated depiction here of California as an island (although not confirmed as a peninsula until the mid-eighteenth century, the theory was gaining wider acceptance at the time Schlick's book was published). This is a surprisingly scarce book; we have traced just four German and two other library holdings, and only the State Library of New South Wales copy in Australia. None of Schlick's maps is recorded by Tooley.

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        CARTELLI DI CLAUDIO ACHILLINI ALL'ILLUSTRISSIMO SIG. IL SIG. D. FRANCESCO XIMENES D'ARAGONA, SIGNOR DI SATURNIA, CAVALIER PRIORE NELLA RELIGIONE DI S. STEFANO, E GENTILHUOMO RESIDNETE DELL'ALTEZZA DI TOSCANA APPRESSO LA SERENISSIMA REPUBBLICA DI VENEZIA.

      Milano, 1532 (copia autentica da estratto del 1713) - Legatura in stile di inizio Novecento in piena pergamena con cornice floreale in oro ai piatti; titolo in oro su tassello al dorso; al contropiatto anteriore, ex-libris di biblioteca privata; tagli rossi. Frontespizio con titolo e fregio tipografico; 12 pagine non numerate per dedica e vita dell'autore; 79 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima; all'interno numerosi fregi tipografici silografati. All'ingresso del volume, dedica di Ermete Gualandi, curatore dell'edizione, e descrizione della vita dell'autore per opera di Giuseppe Maria Pannini. L'opera, rara e piacevole, contiene una serie di brevi componimenti redatti dal celebre scrittore e giurista bolognese Claudio Achillini dedicati ai cavalieri. Esemplare in eccellente stato conservativo 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Historical Account of the Conspiracies by the earls of Gowry and Robert Logan of reftalrig against king james vi

      james watson,, Edinburgh, 1713 - quarter leather, in very good order, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phaedri Aug. liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Cum notis selectis, propter suam utilitatem in usum studiosae juventitis Tigurinae editi.

      Tiguri, typis Davidis Gessneri, 1713 - Kl.-8°, Fronti. (, 8 Bl., 149 S., 1 Bl., OPerg. der Zeit, Notizen von alter Hand (Schülerschmierereien), 3 Bl. m Wurmfrass (ohne Textverlust), Phaedrus (um 20 v. Chr. bis um 51 n. Chr.), voller Name wohl: Gaius Iulius Phaedrus, römischer Fabeldichter in der Regierungszeit der Kaiser Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula und Claudius. Phaedrus literarisches Vorbild war der griechischen Fabelschreiber Äsop (um 600 v. Chr.) dessen Fabeln er aus dem griechischen ins lat. übertrug und erstmalig in Versform fasste. David Gessner (1647-1729), Sohn eines reichen zürcher Eisenhändlers, gründete 1670 die Buchdruckerei gleichen Namens. Frontispiz von Johann Georg Seiller, Kupferstecher, aus Schaffhausen (1663?1740). 1100 gr.

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        Flos Solis maior [Sunflower]

      Eichstatt 1713 - The best of the best: Besler chose this breathtaking image to start the summer section of his great work - to his age and every generation since, the sunflower represents the long easy days of high summer. This is botanical art at its pinnacle: the best image from the greatest botanical work from the pre-Linnaean era. Basil Besler originally published "Hortus Eystettensis," the earliest large folio botanical work, 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 from medieval lore. 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 engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. 3rd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with expert strengthening to left and lower margin.

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        Historia de las guerras civiles de Francia(.) en que se escriven los hechos de quatro Reyes , Francisco II, Carlos IX, Enrique III y Enrique IV(.) que traduxo (.) de la lengua Toscana en la Castellana el M.R.P.Varen de Soto(.) con las adicion

      Amberes, Verdussen, 1713 - In-folio, (2)-555pp.-(5)(1)-170pp.-(3)Plein veau, dos à nerfs, reliure de l'époque. Manque aux coiffes. Tache brune sur 7 pages qui se continue dans la marge ou en coin de l'ouvrage. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Bien complet des 27 hors-texte de Gaspar Bouttas, dont 24 portraits, et 3 planches dépliantes figurant 1. Le massacre des huguenots; 2. L'Entré triomphale d'Alexandre Farnèse à Paris . Le massacre d'Henri IV par Ravaillac [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Delle Guerre CIVILI Di Francia Di Henrico Caterino Davila: Nella Quale Si Contengono Le Operationi Di Quattro Re, Francesco 2. Carlo 9. Enrico 3. & Enrico 4. Cognominato IL Grande. Con L'Indice Piu Copioso Delle Cose Notabili

      Venezia: Domenico Lovisa 1713 - Description: 834 p. Subjects: France --History --Religion and politics --Church history --16th century Very good copy in the original full, limp vellum. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges with 2 tears along the band stitching. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong 2 Kg. 834 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Abb? Baudrand, 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 Majesty's 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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        The Antiquities of St. Peter's : Or, the Abbey-Church of Westminster / Containing the Inscriptions and Epitaphs Upon the Tombs and Grave-Stones: with the Lives, Marriages, and Issue of the Most Eminent Personages Therein Reposited; and Their Coats of Arms

      London : Printed For J. Nutt (Et Al) 1713 - Physical desc. : [vii], 351, [15], 56, [4] p. , [24] plates (1 folded somewhat edge-worn) . Subject: Westminster Abbey - Studies. Sepulchral monuments. Epitaphs. [With the 56pp. Supplement) . A reissue of the 1711 edition, with a new titlepage. Language: English ; Latin ; Multiple languages. Referenced by: ESTCT73464. Good to very good copy in the original, blind tooled and bordered aniline calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 353 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lexicon Philosophicum secundis Curis ita tum Recognitum & Castigatum; tum varie variis in locis illustratum; tum passim quammultis accessionibus auctum & locupletatum, ut denuo quasi. Novum Opus in lucem prodeat.

      Leeuwarden, Halma 1713 - 6 Bll., 719 S., 44,5 x 28 cm, mit illustr. Kupfertitel, gest. Titelvignette und 30 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, moderner Halbledereinband mit Rückenprägung leicht berieben. Erstausgabe von 1692. Zusammenstellung der zeitgenössischen Ansichten über Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Philosophie. Sprache: lat [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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], NOMMEE A PRESENT LA RIVIERE DE SAINT LOUIS, QUI TRAVERSE LA LOUISIANE.

      Paris: Chez Estienne Robinot., . 1713 - xxxiv,386pp. Modern red morocco, raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles. Bit tanned. A very good copy. Lacks the folding map. One of the premiere accounts of La Salle's tragic final voyage, compiled from the diary of his close subordinate. The party embarked in 1684, ostensibly to establish a French base at the mouth of the Mississippi as headquarters for operations, but as well to push as far as possible into the region in order to gain a foothold against the Spanish. In fact, and via a conscious deceit, the base was established at Espiritu Santo Bay, in Texas, where the party spent two years making excursions into the surrounding territory. When expected reinforcements failed to appear, La Salle and his men determined to return to Canada via the Mississippi; however, a member of the expedition assassinated La Salle when they reached the Trinity River, and the company split up. Some of the survivors, including Joutel, pressed on, reaching Canada by way of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Joutel's diary passed to other hands prior to publication, and the present edition, edited by De Michel, is somewhat abridged. It was published to counter the errors in Tonti's DERNIERES DECOUVERTES. (1697). The complete journal was not published until 1878, as part of Margry's compilation. Joutel's JOURNAL. is one of the major works of the period on the region, and "of the three narratives of this journey, those of Joutel, Cavelier, and Douay, the first is by far the best" (Francis Parkman). HOWES J266. CHURCH 855. RAINES, pp.103-31. CLARK I:14. GREENLY, MICHIGAN, pp.20-21. JONES 149. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 79. HARRISSE NOUVELLE FRANCE 750. SABIN 36760. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 713/103.

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        Harangues Sur Toutes Sortes De Sujets, Avec Lart De Les Composer

      Michel Guignard 1713 - 4to. Michel Guignard, 1717. Full leather, early sheep. Gilt decorated spine. Marbled end pages. Joints starting. [20] 808, [44] pp. Bumped corners. 3rd ed. Internally good, though a few margins damp stained. French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Delle Guerre CIVILI Di Francia Di Henrico Caterino Davila: Nella Quale Si Contengono Le Operationi Di Quattro Re, Francesco 2. Carlo 9. Enrico 3. & Enrico 4. Cognominato IL Grande. Con L'Indice Piu Copioso Delle Cose Notabili

      Venezia: Domenico Lovisa 1713 - Description: 834 p. Subjects: France --History --Religion and politics --Church history --16th century Very good copy in the original full, limp vellum. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges with 2 tears along the band stitching. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong 2 Kg. 834 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harangues Sur Toutes Sortes De Sujets, Avec Lart De Les Composer

      Michel Guignard, 1713. Leather Bound. Good. 4to. Michel Guignard, 1717. Full leather, early sheep. Gilt decorated spine. Marbled end pages. Joints starting. [20] 808, [44] pp. Bumped corners. 3rd ed. Internally good, though a few margins damp stained. French.

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        Pistaccia Plate 242 (pistachio)

      Nuremberg 1713 - Johann Christoph Volckamer (1644-1720) Illustration from Hesperidum Norimbergensium First Latin Edition: Nuremberg, 1713 Hand-colored copperplate engravings 19” x 14 1/4” framed Volckamer’s spectacular illustrations were based on Giovanni Battista Ferrari’s Hesperides, which was the first book entirely devoted to citrus fruit and one of the most sumptuous baroque botanical books. Illustrated by many of the most noted classical painters of the 17th century, including Nicholas Poussin and Guido Reni, the Hesperides had a profound impact on contemporary botanical knowledge of citrus fruits and their classifications. Volckamer took Ferrari’s relatively scientific model in a new direction, however, by adding lovely landscape settings below the citrus fruits, which seem to hover above in the skies. The settings include formal gardens and classical villas, perhaps in order to illustrate the places in which the fruits were cultivated, or simply to add a decorative element to the representations. Volckamer’s distinctive images, therefore, were not only of scientific interest, but of considerable esthetic appeal.

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        L'Afrique selon les nouvelles observations / Africa in Praecipuas Ipsius Partes Distributa. . .

      Leiden 1713 - "A large map of Africa with a Latin description across the top border and a French title within the cartouche in the lower left corner. This cartouche is colourful, with a nude woman sitting on a rectangle of masonry situated in a rural scene with foliage and trees in the background, with elephants at the back around the trees. In the foreground is a partial view of an elephant and, adjacent to the masonry on the right, a lion looking to its right towards a coiled snake appearing to be moving towards it.There appears to be a compromise in the mapping of the Nile basin, showing the river rising from Lake Tzana, in an area marked Demba, though the Ptolemaic lakes Zaire and Zaflan are retained, unconnected to the Nile. The map shows the Cape settlements in the south and the Portuguese ones on the lower eastern coastline and mainland. The centre of the map is blank with a Latin legend stating: 'I would rather show this part of Africa as unknown and uninhabited than rely on my imagination.'The map is most decorative, illustrating Pierre van der Aa's predilection for embellishment. Although the map first appeared in 1713, it was reissued in 'Galerie Agreable du Monde,' an atlas of sixty-six volumes published in 1729." (Norwich 70), Size : 505x660 (mm), 19.88x25.98 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Good, A few worming holes, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

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        UVRES DE M. JEAN MARIE RICARD. T. I : TRAITÉ DES DONATIONS ENTRE-VIFS ET TESTAMENTAIRES, AVEC LA COUTUME D’AMIENS commentée par le même auteur, dernière éd. augmentée de nouvelles remarques T. II : LES TRAITÉZ DU DON MUTUEL, DES DISPOSITIONS CONDITIONNELLES, & DES SUBSTITUTIONS DE LA REPRÉSENTATION ET DU RAPPEL en matière de Successions ENSEMBLE LA COUTUME DE SENLIS commentée; dernière éd. augmentée de nouvelles remarques

      Paris Nicolas Gosselin 1713 - , 2 vol. in-folio, basane brune de l’époque, dos à nerfs ornés, tit. et tom. dorés sur pc. bordeaux, tr. jaspées, roulette sur les coupes, tit. rouges et noirs, vignettes, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe, (reliure en état assez médiocre, épidermures, mors fendus, manques aux coiffes de pied, aux coins et aux coupes, fortes mouillures et attaques de vers aux marges inférieures entraînant une fragilisation du papier et de tr. légers manques de texte), (8 f.)-784 p. + table- (1 f.--114 p. + table / (4 f.)-586 p. + table-222 p. + table.

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        sive biblos katallanges in quo secundum veterum theologorum Hebraeorum formulas allegandi, & modos interpretandi conciliantur loca ex V. in N.T. allegata + De Rebus Sacris & Ecclesiasticis Exercitationes Historico-Criticae. In quibus Cardinalis Baronii Annales, ab Anno Christi XXXV, in quo Casaubonus defiit. auctore Saluale Basnagio, Utrecht: Guillielmi vande Water (1692)

      Johannem Boom; ExOfficina Guillielmi vande Water 1713-1692, Amsterdam; Ultrajecti (Utrecht) - Thick Octavo. 2 volumes bound in one. (24) + 712 + (46) + 697 + (15)pp. Original vellum with gold title and decoration on spine. Red page edges. Title-page in red and black lettering with engraved vignette. Decorative initials and tailpieces. Interesting verse by verse commentary on the Hebrew New Testament. Bound with: De Rebus Sacris & Ecclesiasticis Exercitationes Historico-Criticae. In quibus Cardinalis Baronii Annales, ab Anno Christi XXXV, in quo Casaubonus defiit. auctore Saluale Basnagio, Utrecht: Guillielmi vande Water (1692), which provides an historical and critical chronology. Title-page in red and black lettering, with engraved vignette. Decorative initials and headpieces. Binding soiled. Ex-libris and library stamps on front endpapers. Library stamp on both title-pages. Light worming at the top left margin of the first pages. Text in Latin and Hebrew. Overall, binding in good, interior in very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta di vasi diversi formati da illustri artefici antichi e di varie targhe sovrapposte alle Fabbriche più insigni di Roma da celebri architetti moderni. dedicata all Ill.mo. Lorenzo Tiepolo. Amb.re della Ser.ma Repubb.ca di Venezia alla S. di N.S. Papa Clemente XI

      Domenico de Rossi Erede di Gio. Giacomo in Roma alla pace, Roma 1713 - Legatura coeva in mz. cuoio biondo con angoli. Nervi, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera al ds. Piatti in carta marmorizzata policroma, tagli colorati. Ottimo esemplare. Le tavole relative alle targhe - di particolare interesse per il barocco romano - sono incise da opere di Borromini, Bernini, Pietro Berrettini da Cortona, Ciro Ferri ed altri. Unica, rara edizione. Rossetti, 482; Kissner, 18; Olschki,16348; Cicognara, 3862. Folio (cm.48), 51 tavole numerate incise in rame, compresi il frontis. (n.1) e la dedica (n.2).

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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 description exacte de ces lieux.

      Chez les T'Serstevens, Paris 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 Abbé Baudrand, 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 Majesty’s 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, b [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le parfait mareschal, qui enseigne a connoistre la beauté, la bonté et les défauts des chevaux. Les signes & les causes des Maladies : les moyens de les prévenir ; leur guérison, & le bon ou mauvais usage de la purgation & de la saignée. La manière de les conserver dans les voyages, de les nourrir, & de les panser selon l’ordre. La ferrure sur les desseins des fers, qui rétabliront les mechans pieds, & conserveront les bons. Ensemble un Traité du Haras, pour élever les beaux & de bons poulains ; & les précepts pour bien emboucher les chevaux : avec les figures necessaires.

      - A Paris, chez Jean Mariette, 1713. In/4 reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titre rouge, 3f., 513 p., 376 p., 6 f., 2 frontispices (un portrait de l’auteur et une planche faite par Soleyssel lui-même), 1 planche dépliante, 27 illustrations in-texte dans la seconde partie de l’ouvrage. Reliure restaurée, pagination fantaisiste, quelques rousseurs. Soleyssel, sieur du Clapier (1617-1680), célèbre écuyer et hipiâtre français (1617-1680). Fut écuyer ordinaire de la grande écurie du roi, il contribua à la fondation de l'académie que Bernardi son élève fonda à Paris et qui acquit une grande célébrité. Egalement doué pour la musique et le dessin, il est l'auteur du frontispice et des planches de cet ouvrage. Mennessier p. 524.4 to in contemporary full calf binding, ribbed spine & gilt compartments, red label, [3], 513 p., [5], 376 p., [6], 2 frontispieces - one of which is due to the author - 1 folding plate, 27 illustrations in-texte in the second part of the book. Restaured binding, strange pagination, some foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hyacinthus candidissimus pleno flore [Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis serotinus erectis candidis floribus [Common Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis serotinus erectis et coeruleis floribus [Common Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis flore cæruleo pleno [Common Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis serotinus mixtus [Garden Hyacinth]

      Eichstatt, 1713. 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. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition.

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        Relation abrégée de la nouvelle persécution de la Chine; tirée de la relation composée à Macao par les Missionnaires de l'Ordre de Saint Dominique, qui ont été chassés de cette Mission, [relié avec] Extraits des Relations et des lettres venues de la Chine & de Macao à Rome, au mois de Septembre 1711, [relié avec] Bref de Notre S. Père le Pape Clément XI aux religieux de l'Ordre des FF. Précheurs de la province du S. Rosaire aux Isles Philippines, [relié avec] Lettre du très Révérend Père Jean de Sainte Croix, Missionnaire Dominicain & Vicaire apostolique dans le Roiaume de Tonquin (.),

      s.l., 1712 [Lyon, 1713], - in-12, 378 pp.-4 ff.n.ch.- 48 pp. - 5 pp. - 13 pp. -2 ff.n.ch., plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. Le premier ouvrage est traduit de l'italien, et le quatrième de l'espagnol. Petit trou de ver en pied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, nommée à present la Riviere de Saint Loüis, que traverse la Louisiane. Où l'on voit l'Histoire tragique de sa mort, & plusieurs choses curieuses du nouveau monde. Par Monsieur Joutel, l'un des Compagnons de ce Voyage, redigé & mis en ordre par Monsieur De Michel.

      Paris Chez Estienne Robinot 1713 - A Superb Copy in a Contemporary Binding, with the Folding Map of Louisiana in Fine Condition JOUTEL, [Henri]. 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, nommée à present la Riviere de Saint Loüis, que traverse la Louisiane. Où l’on voit l’Histoire tragique de sa mort, & plusieurs choses curieuses du nouveau monde. Par Monsieur Joutel, l’un des Compagnons de ce Voyage, redigé & mis en ordre par Monsieur De Michel. Paris: Chez Estienne Robinot, 1713. First edition of this important account of La Salle’s ill-fated expedition. Twelvemo. xxxiv, 386 pp. Folding engraved map ("Carte Nouvelle de la Louisiane, et de la Riviere de Missisipi, découverte par feu Mr. de la Salle") after Joutel. Contemporary French sprinkled calf. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt with brown morocco gilt lettering label. Board edges decoratively tooled in gilt. Edges sprinkled red. Small wormtrack in the lower blank corner throughout. A few small stains. Early ink markings on pp. 360 and 361. Early ink stamp of the Pères Dominicains Poitiers on title and on verso of folding map. Booklabel on front pastedown. Two early ink signatures crossed out on front free endpaper. A spectacular copy of this extremely rare account, with the folding map fine, fresh, and untouched. In 1684 La Salle received royal approval for his plans to establish a French colony in newly named Louisiana, at the mouth of the Mississippi. Unfortunately, his ship from France went off course and he landed in present Texas. A colony was established but eventually failed, and La Salle was assassinated by his own men. Henri Joutel survived and his account is the best description available of La Salle’s last expedition to Louisiana and Texas. "The map which accompanies the work was designed by Joutel, and is the first to give the results of the last two voyages of La Salle. It gives a very correct representation of the course of the Mississippi as far as its mouth" (Church). The map includes portions of the area from the Gulf of Mexico to the headwaters of the Mississippi, also showing a view of Niagara Falls. Church 855. Graff 2251. Harrisse 750. Howes J266. Phillips, Maps of America, p. 367. Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 79. HBS 65301. $22,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Sainte Bible contenant l'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament, traduite en Francois sur la Vulgate par Mr le Maistre de Saci.

      Chez Gaspard Migeot,, A Mons, 1713 - Due volumi di cm. 28, pp. (4) vi (2) 1504 complessive. Con antiporta figurata a ciascun volume, frontespizi in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale e 171 tavole fuori testo finemente incise in rame (alcune delle quali più volte ripiegate). Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Pochi segni d'uso e carte con solo qualche brunitura. Splendida edizione di questa Bibbia il cui ricco apparato iconografica la rende assai ambita. Le tavole risultano di ottima qualità, assai ben impresse e raffigurano episodi e scene bibliche; tra queste sono presenti 5 carte geografiche ripiegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missale romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restituum, B. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. auctoritate recognitum, in quo missae novissimae sanctorum ex indulto apostolico usque ad SS. D. N. Clementem XI. editae accurate disponuntur.

      Venedig, Nicolo Pezzana, 1713. - (36), 472, XCII SS. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 3 ganzs. Textkupfern (Suor Isabella Piccini sc.) sowie zahlreichen Holzschnittinitialen und gedruckten Noten. Goldgepr. Kalbslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln. Schließen fehlen. 4 Lesebändchen. Kl.-Folio. Seltenes, schön illustriertes Missale des Spätbarock mit reizvollen Kupfern der venezianischen Kupferstecherin Isabella Piccina, Tochter und Schülerin des Giacomo Piccini und Nonne im Convento di Sta. Croce in Venedig (vgl. Thieme/B. 26, 581). - 5 Bll. etwas fingerfleckig (dav. 2 stärker) und mit restaurierten Wurmspuren im w. Rand, sonst innen weitestgehend sauber. Der Einband im "à la fanfare"-Stil mit Mosaikbändern ist ein schönes Beispiel für das Wiederaufleben des nach der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts geprägten Fanfarestils im 18. Jahrhundert. Kennzeichnend ist neben der symmetrischen Anordnung das Rahmengerüst mit rund und eckig ausgeführten Kartuschen und verschlungenem verbindenden Bandwerk sowie dichtem Füllwerk in der Form von Blattvoluten und Blüten. "Es handelt sich um einen sehr arbeitsaufwendigen Stil, da geometrische Präzision des Entwurfes sowie Formenreichtum und Kleinteiligkeit der Stempel größte Sorgfalt vom Vergolder verlangten" (Kat. Slg. Schäfer, 65). Die Aufwendigkeit des vorliegenden Einbands wird dadurch noch erhöht, daß die Rahmenbänder im Mosaikstil durch Einlegearbeit dunklerer Lederpartien ausgeführt sind. Wie meist wird hier "die Kontur der Intarsie mit einer Filete betont. Die Technik der 'reliures mosaiques' oder 'à compartiments' ist äußerst arbeitsaufwendig. Entsprechend selten sind daher die Beispiele [.]: Michon führt in seinem Census 368 Mosaikbände aus dem 18. Jahrhundert auf" (ebd., 98). Die von den Bändern begrenzten Kartuschen mit enger Abfolge spiralförmigen Blütenwerks und einem dichten Sternsemé; die Ecken mit Blüten- und Knospenstempel. Mittig ein Dekor aus Blüten und Knospen mit dem zentral gefaßten Monogramm "IHS" am Vorder- und einem Marienmonogramm am Hinterdeckel. Einige Wurmschäden in den fachmännisch restaurierten Ecken und am Rücken; die Vergoldung ebenda auch etwas berieben; sonst von sehr schöner Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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