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        Piper Indicum maximum longum; Piper Indicum minus recurvis siliquis [Red peppers with long pendant fruit]

      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.

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica Editio Secunda auctior et emendatior.

      - Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate (a bit foxed), & numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. 14 p.l., 484, [8] pp. Large 4to, cont. English speckled calf (finely rebacked & recornered by Aquarius). Cambridge: [University Press], 1713. Second edition and a fine copy; this is the first edition to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resumé of the work. This edition was edited by Newton’s favorite pupil, Roger Cotes, who provided an important preface in which he undertook to explain and defend Newton’s account of gravity. Very fine copy. ? Babson 12. See Dibner, Heralds of Science, 11, Horblit 78, and Printing & the Mind of Man 161 for the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHILOSOPHIÆ NATURALIS PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA Auctore Isaaco Newtono, Equite Aurato. Edition Secunda Auctior et Emendatior

      Cambridge: (University Press), 1713. The second edition, the first to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resume of the work. One of about 750 copies printed, of which 250 were sent to Holland and France. Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. Large 4to, bound in full English contemporary polished calf, the spine fully gilt and very handsome, morocco lettering label gilt, compartments handsomely gilt between raised bands of the spine. 14 leaves, 484, [8]. A very handsome copy, the back expertly and exquisitely restored to style, title with usual offset from binding turn-ins in fore-margin, fore-margin of title very slightly frayed, small neat repair to upper inner corner of title. ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS EVER PENNED, AND A FOUNDATION OF ALL MODERN SCIENCE. THE CORNERSTONE TREATISE ON DYNAMICS AND GRAVITATION, &#147;THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION OF THE 17TH CENTURY&#148; (Horblit) A pleasing and handsome copy of the PRINCIPIA. "Richard Bentley, Master of Trinity College, was instrumental in bringing out this second edition, which was edited by Roger Cotes, F.R.S. In his important preface, Cotes attacks the Cartesian philosophy then still in vogue in the universities, and refutes an assertion that Newton&#39;s theory of attraction is a causa occulta. It contains a second preface by Newton and considerable additions, the chapters on the lunar theory and the theory of comets being much enlarged" (- Babson 12).<br> Newton, in the PRINCIPIA, stated the three laws of motion that establish the relationship of mass, force, and direction; he also discussed the movement of bodies through gases and liquids, and defined mass and force and the corpuscular theory of light. But most importantly, he established the principal of universal gravitation and the motion of the planets. "Copernicus, Newton, and Einstein are the three corner-stones of our conception of the universe. Few could grasp Newton&#39;s reasoning at the time, and his fame was spread on the Continent by Voltaire&#39;s ELEMENS DE LA PHILOSOPHIE DE NEUTON, 1738" (PMM).<br> Roger Cotes, 1682-1716, &#147;was not only able enough to see where Principia could be improved, but also able to criticise Newton and correct his errors without ever antagonising him - no mean feat ... [Cotes&#146;s Preface contains] a strong attack against Cartesian physics in general and the vortex theory of planetary motion in particular ... The most significant feature remains the number of changes introduced into this edition [including] the propositions on the resistance of fluids, the lunar theory, the procession of the equinoxes, the theory of comets ... On [Cotes&#146;s] death Newton bestowed on him the tribute he had denied him in his life: if he had lived we might have known something&#148;.

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        Philosophiae naturalis Principia mathematica. Auctore Isaaco Newtonio Equite Aurato. Editio Secunda Auctior et Emendatior

      Cambridge: [Cornelius Crownfield], 1713 - The critical second edition of what is incontestably the single most important scientific work ever published, one which laid the foundations for modern physics. Published in Newton's lifetime by his friend and collaborater, Roger Cotes (1682-1716), this edition contains for the first time Cotes' Preface which lays out Newton's method, a 7 pp. Index, and most importantly, Newton's own celebrated conclusion entitled SCHOLIUM GENERALE (pp. 481-484), written in response to the objections of Berkeley and Leibniz, in which the author expresses the religious conceptions underlying and supporting his empirical-mathematical construct. "Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. The PRINCIPIA provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity. Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical terms, within a single physical theory. With him the separation of natural and supernatural, of sublunar and superlunar worlds disappeared. The same laws of gravitation and motion rule everywhere; for the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. The whole cosmos is composed of inter- connecting parts influencing each other according to these laws" (PMM) The second edition, expanded and corrected, and the first to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resumé of the work. One of about 750 copies printed, of which 250 were sent to Holland and France. 4to. Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. 14 leaves, 484, [8] pp. Modern brown half morocco and cloth, two small paper repairs to title page at right margin and one small repair to the second leaf, not affecting the text. Wallis 8; Grey 8; Babson 8; DSB X, p. 64; for the first edition of the PRINCIPIA (1687), see: PMM 161; Dibner 11; Horblit 78; Norman 1586 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL PARNASSO ESPAÑOL, MONTE EN DOS CUMBRES DIVIDIDO, CON LAS NUEVE MUSAS CASTELLANAS. Donde se contienen poesias. salen aora añadido con adorno de unas Dissertaciones à cada una de las Musas.

      Imp. Manuel Román. Madrid, 1713 - . 21 cm. [16], 634 pág., 9 h. de índices (sign. [calderón]4, 2[calderón]6, A-Z4, 2A-Z4, 3A-Z4, 4A-M4, 4N2). Marca tipográfica en la portada (Vindel 573), orlada. Capitulares y culs-de-lampe xilográficas. Texto con apostillas marginales. Ilustr. con 7 grabados calcográficos. Enc. en pergamino a la romana, tejuelo. Puntos de óxido, papel algo tostado, cercos de antigua humedad en varias páginas. Fina señal de taladro entre las páginas 231 y 280, sin afectar al texto. Restauración de anterior poseedor en página 179. Marcas de anterior poseedor en la portada y en un grabado. * Primera cumbre del Parnaso de Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) dedicado a las seis musas que, junto a las tres de la segunda cumbre, reflejaban una clasificación por temas de la obra del poeta. Si Clío alaba con sus versos a personajes históricos de todos los tiempos, Polimnia es el eco del poema moral, mientras que Melpómene ejerce de altavoz de la poesía fúnebre mediante la presentación de exequias o epitafios. Erato, la cuarta Musa, encarna la temática amorosa: es precisamente en este apartado donde encontramos a Lisi, supuesta amante del poeta. Por último, Terpsícore y Talía se centran en otra de las conocidas facetas del autor, el poema satírico-burlesco. En cuanto a la primera de las láminas: "Especial mención merece [.] la versión hispana, castellanizada, del motivo que nos ofrece la ilustración de la portada para la edición de El Parnaso español de Francisco de Quevedo, editado en Madrid por Melchor Sánchez, en 1668." que nuestro ejemplar también reproduce (María Isael Rodríguez López, Iconografía de Apolo y las musas en el arte antiguo y sus pervivencias en el arte occidental, pág. 484). Palau 244340. CCPB 787579-7 y 69007-4. literatura española, siglo de oro, quevedo Poesia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays upon several Moral Subjects, vis. The religious stoic. Solitude preferr'd to publick employment. Moral gallantry. The moral history of frugality: with its opposite vices. An essay on reason.

      Printed for D.Brown, R.Sare, J.Churchill, J. Nicholson, B.Tooke, and G.Strahan, London 1713 - 8vo. pp, xv, (xiii), 442, (viii). Each essay or treatise has its own title page dated 1711. Half title. Full calf, re-backed, retaining original boards and endpapers. The new spine has 5 raised bands with morocco title label. The restoration is a highly competent piece of work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codex juris ecclesiastici Anglicani or, the statutes, constitutions, canons, rubricks and articles, of the Church of England, methodically digested under their proper heads. With a commentary, historical and juridical (Complete in Two Volumes)

      London : printed by J. Baskett 1713 - Complete in two volumes. London : printed by J. Baskett; and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, deceas'd. And are to be sold by R. Whitledge, 1713. Folio, 15â?&#157; x 10â?&#157;. 1291 pp + Appendix of Instruments, Tables, Index. Contemporary full leather boards. Spine has 6 bands, red and tan title plates, intricate giltwork on spine and borders. Front board of volume 2 detached, cracking to hinges, binding starting. Red speckled page edges. Red and black title page in volume 1. Title page missing from volume 2. Foxing, mostly around end pages. Ownership inked in classic hand on title page. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Edmund Gibson was a British divine and jurist. While a conservative in church politics, and opposed to Methodism, he was no persecutor, and indeed broke with Walpole on the Quakers' Relief Bill of 1736. He exercised oversight over the morals of his diocese; and his denunciation of the masquerades which were popular at court finally lost him the royal favor.In the discussions which arose during the reigns of William and Anne relative to the rights and privileges of the Convocation, Gibson took a very active part, and in a series of pamphlets warmly argued for the right of the archbishop to continue or prorogue even the lower house of that assembly.The controversy suggested to him the idea of those researches which resulted in the Codex juris ecclesiastici Anglicani, published in two volumes folio in 1713, a work which discusses more learnedly and comprehensively than any other the legal rights and duties of the English clergy, and the constitution, canons and articles of the English Church. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Desenganos Misticos a las Almas Detenidas, o Engañadas en el Camino de la Perfeccion

      Herederos de Manuel Romam, Zaragossa 1713 - Quarto, half title, title, 18 leaves of preliminary matter, 579 pp, 31 pp of index: all in double-columns. (Palau 15207; first edn. was 1706) Comprehensive treatment of mystical theology, from the point of view of the various deceptions or difficulties the soul may encounter, showing the way to overcome them, in four books, in Spanish. A fifth book, in Latin, treats of the various mystical heresies that have been condemned by papal authority or the Inquisition, incl. those of Molino, the alumbrados and perhaps even the Jansenists. The Enciclopedia Franciscana describes the work thus: "Desengaños místicos, Zaragoza 1706; en los tres primeros libros expone los errores a que están expuestas las almas consagradas a la oración mental; en el cuarto, un esquema de la teología mística, y en el quinto, la primera lista de errores importantes condenados por la Iglesia en materia de espiritualidad. Combate el falso misticismo de los alumbrados y de Molinos, desde las proposiciones condenadas por el Santo Oficio más que desde las obras originales." Missing front blank. Very nice copy in the original vellum, with parts of the ties remaining, hand-lettered title material on spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouveau traite des Serins de Canarie

      1713 - 1713. Paris. Claude Prudhomme. In 8vo (167mm x 102mm). Contemporary red morocco, boards with double gilt fillet, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, excellent condition. Slight toning and browning, uniform to a few leaves; rubricated throughout, a very fresh copy. Second edition of one of the few books dedicated to canaries. The illustration includes three full page plates, showing the sing of the canaries and different perspectives of a cage. Provenance, printed ex libris of Alexis Carrel, a Nobel prize winner in 1913; Carrel was a famed physician, later on relatively unknown for his ideologies and contributions to the Nazi government. His research was mainly done in the United States at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the mayor contribution was probably in the field of surgery, applied to war wounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina. According to the newest and most exact observations

      - The famous Beaver map: Stevens and Tree's third state (of 5), the first to show the inset of Carolina divided into counties and with named parishes. "One of the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the ongoing dispute between France and Great Britain over boundaries separating their respective American colonies . The map was the primary exponent of the British position during the period immediately following the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713" ( Degrees of Latitude ). The British colonies according to British claims are outlined in red, with the French outlined in yellow. All territory south of the St. Lawrence River and eastern Great Lakes is shown as British. Numerous notations relating to territorial claims, Indian tribes, the fur trade, and the condition of the land cover the face of the map. This map shows the early eighteenth century postal routes in the British colonies, and is frequently called the first American postal map. There are four insets, including a large map of Carolina and a plan of Charleston. In this issue, the former shows numerous additions, with Carolina divided into counties and with parishes named for the first time. At lower left is a map of Florida and the Deep South, which is based on a map by Thomas Nairne, the Indian agent for South Carolina. A printed inscription on this inset relating to the Cherokees states: "one of ye kings of this Nation was in England in 1730". The most striking feature of the map is the large vignette which gives the map its popular name. It consists of an early view of Niagara Falls, with a colony of beavers at work in the foreground. Pritchard holds that the beaver "was an appropriate image for the North American map for two reasons: the animal's importance to the fur trade, and its industrious nature." Degrees of Latitude , 19; Cumming, British Maps , pp. 6-12; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps , entry 158 and pp. 21-24; Reinhartz, " Herman Moll Geographer, " pp. 18-36; Schwartz and Ehrenberg, Mapping of America , pp. 138, 144; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 55c, in Tooley, The Mapping of America. London: "Printed and Sold by Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Church-yard, John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhil. and by I. King at ye Globe in ye Poultry near Stocks Market", 1715 [issued circa 1730]. Copper engraving, with period outline hand-colouring, on two joined sheets, overall size 41 1/2 x 24 7/8 inches. Contemporary ink manuscript inscriptions on verso. Expert restoration along the folds.

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        Le jeu des Eschets

      Chezz Jacques Le Febvre, Paris 1713 - 343 pages. Duodecimo (5 ½" x 3 ¼"). Bound in vellum with black lettering to spine. Originally written in 1619 in Italian. [Biblioteca van Der Niemeijeriana: 402] Gioachino Greco, also known as Il Calabrese, was born around 1600 in Celico, which near Cosenza in Calabria. Calabria had already produced such players as Leonardo di Bono and Michele di Mauro. From his writing it's apparent the he wasn't educated and likely came from a lower class family. Already in 1619, Greco started keeping a notebook of tactics and particularly clever games and he took up the custom of giving copies of his manuscripts to his wealthy patrons. In Rome Monsignor Corsino della casa Minutoli Tegrini, Cardinal Savelli and Monsignor Francisco Buoncompagni all received copies (of which there are extant copies, dated 1620 in the Corsiniana library in Rome, under the title, Trattato del nobilissimo gioco de scacchi). Despite his popularity in Rome, in 1621 Greco took off to test himself against the rest of Europe leaving this paper trail as he went. In 1621 he left a fine copy of his manuscripts with Duke Enrico of Lorraine in Nancy. He traveled to Paris where he played Arnauld (Isaac) de Corbeville, Enrico di Savoia (the Marquis of St. Sorlin and the Duke of Nemours and Geneva) and others. He had apparently been quite successful because in traveling from Paris to England he was waylaid by robbers who divested him of 5,000 scudi, a princely sum. Finally making it to London, he beat all the best players. Sir Francis Godolphin and Nicholas Mountstephen were given copies of his manuscripts. While in London, Greco developed an idea to record entire games, rather than positions, for study and inclusion in his manuscripts. He returned to Paris in 1624 where he rewrote his manuscript collection to reflect his new ideas. He then went to Spain and played at the court of Philip IV. There he beat his mentor and the strongest player of the time (other than himself), don Mariano Morano. He finally returned to Italy where he was enticed to traveling to the New Indies, the Americas, by a Spanish nobleman. He seemingly contracted some disease there and died around 1630 (possibly 1634) at the young age of 30 (34). He generously left all the money he earned at chess to the Jesuits. Gioachino Greco stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries, a feat seldom duplicated. David Hooper, in The Oxford Companion to Chess, states that Greco probably made up the games in his manuscripts. The question of whether he actually played the games or invented them is rather moot since if he invented them, he was perfectly capable of playing them. Condition: Old owner's inscription laid in to both front and back paste downs, some slight foxing, still has the original ribbon book mark. Other wise a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compleat History of the Late War in the Netherlands. Together with an abstract of the Treaty at Utrecht. The whole illustrated with 15 curious copper plates

      London: for Thomas Ward, first edition , 1713. 2 volumes. Pages 1 to 220 and 221 to 448 with 12 page index (continuously paginated). Frontispiece general map and 14 double page plans of towns and battles. Later green cloth.

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        La France Dressée Suivant les Nouvelles Observations.

      1713 - Paris: Bernard Jaillot, 1713. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 935mm. Repairs to original folds. A large and detailed map of France in fine colour, decorated with a large title cartouche, and two others around engraved text descriptions of France and its provinces. Inselin is better known for his engraving for Nicolas de Fer's atlases.

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        Antirrhinum flore albo [White snapdragon]; Antirrhinum flore rubro [Red snapdragon]; Antirrhinum Sylvestre [Death's-head]

      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.

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        Les Six Voyages De Monsieur Jean Baptiste Tavernier, Ecuyer Baron D&#39;aubonne, En Turquie, En Perse, Et Aux Indes, Pendant L&#39;espace De Quarante Ans & Par Toutes Les Routes Que L&#39;on Peut Tenir: Accompagnez D&#39;observations Particulieres Sur La Qualite

      Paris, Pierre Ribou, 1713-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 volumes. 17 x 10 cm. Bound in contemporary quarter leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Marbled boards. Good bindings and covers. Red page ends. Spine rebacked. Wear to extremities. Owner&#39;s name on FEP of each volume. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal tanning. Worming to the bottom of some pages in Volume I, IV and VI that affect the text. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. <br><br> Volume I: Perse-3 Livres, 501p., frontis, 1 foldout map, 7 foldout pl., 1 pl.; Volume II: Perse-2 Livres, 465p., 2 pl., 10 foldout pl.; Volume III: Indes-3 Livres, 401p. 1 foldout map, 3 foldout pl.; Volume IV: 367p., 6 pl., 17 foldout pl.; Volume V: 5 parts: Japon, Negociation des Deputez Perse and aux Indes, Commerce des Indes Orientales, Rouyaume de Tunquin and Histoire de la Conduite des Hollandois en Asie., 467p., 8 foldout pl.; Volume VI: Relation de L&#39;Interieur Du Serrail du Grand Seigneur, 244p. <br><br> Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant traveling 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 to 1668. <br>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 livres the equivalent of 172,000 ounces of pure gold and a letter of ennoblement. This Diamond later was stolen during the French Revolution and was cut down to what is now known as the Hope Diamond. <br>Tavernier&#39;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. Tavernier&#39;s journeys span from Europe to the Orient and he spent time in the Levant, Constantinople, Baghdad, Aleppo, Alexandretta, Malta, Tokat, Erzerum, Erivan, Persia, Isfahan, Agra, the Kingdom of Golconda, and far as Java and even met the Great Mogul - Emperor Shah Jahan.

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        Das in Schlesien gewaltthätig eingerissene Luthertum und die dadurch erfolgete schwere Verfolgung der Römischen Kirchen und Geistlichkeit etc. Denen Lutherischen Beschwer-Führungen, sonderlich aber denen leichtfertigen, wieder die Catholische Religion ausgestreueten Schmäh- und Läster-Schriften entgegen geleget. 3 Bände

      . Pegen, Breslau, 1713 - 1724. 238/78/220 S., Pergament-Einbände der Zeit mit alten historischen Rückentiteln (etwas fleckig). - gute Exemplare -

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        Journal historique du dernier voyage que feu M. de la Sale

      A Superb Copy in a Contemporary Binding, with the Folding Map of Louisiana in Fine ConditionJOUTEL, [Henri]. Journal historique du dernier voyage que feu M. de la Sale fit dans le Golfe de Mexique, pour trouver líembouchure, & le cours de la Riviere de Missicipi, nommÃ?e â?¡ present la Riviere de Saint Lo¸is, que traverse la Louisiane. OË? líon voit líHistoire tragique de sa mort, & plusieurs choses curieuses du nouveau monde. Par Monsieur Joutel, líun des Compagnons de ce Voyage, redigÃ? & mis en ordre par Monsieur De Michel. Paris: Chez Estienne Robinot, 1713.First edition of this important account of La Salleís ill-fated expedition. Twelvemo. xxxiv, 386 pp. Folding engraved map (ìCarte Nouvelle de la Louisiane, et de la Riviere de Missisipi, dÃ?couverte par feu Mr. de la Salleî) 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 PÃ?res 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 Salleís last expedition to Louisiana and Texas.ìThe 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 mouthî (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

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        The History of the Art of Printing, Containing an Account of its Invention and Progress in Europe: with the Names of the Famous Printers. The Places of their Birth, and the Works Printed by them. And a Preface by the Publisher to the Printers in Scotland

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson, 1713. First edition, small 8vo, 24, xlviii, 64, title in red and black, folding plate of wood engraved ornaments (tear repaired with no loss, further tear along fold with no loss), typographical specimens in the text, nineteenth-century blue morocco by H. Faulkner, George Court, Adelphi, with his ticket, blind-stamped roll border and gilt fillet to sides, g.e., A nice copy of this most important book, which is not only a history of printing but also a type specimen. James Watson (1664?-1722) was the son of an Aberdeen merchant who advanced money to two Dutch printers to set up a printing house in Edinburgh; the business failed and it reverted to the elder Watson, who continued the business until his death in 1687. The younger Watson set up as a printer in 1695 and went on to become one of the foremost printers in Edinburgh during the first half of the seventeenth-century. The volume is divided into three parts. The first is an history of Scottish printing to which Bigmore & Wyman remark "it contains some interesting and useful information on Scotch Printing not found elsewhere." The second part is a fine 48 page specimen of types of a Dutch origin and is the earliest such Scottish specimen of types. The third part is a survey of fifteenth-century printing and is one of the earliest accounts of the origins of printing in the English language. "it happens to be rare, and, therefore, bibliomaniacs hunt after it." So writes Dr. Dibdin ("Bibliomania," p.69) in his usual superficial style. He is right so far as rarity goes, for it is a volume that must be waited and watched for."â&#128;&#148;Bigmore & Wyman. Provenance: Viscount Strathallan, Stobhall, Perthshire (bookplate). Berry & Johnson, p.87; Mosley, P51; Bigmore & Wyman, III, p.67-68.

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        Orphanologia practica, em que se descreve tudo o que respeyta aos inventarios, partilhas, & mais de dependencias dos pupillos. Obra breve, mas muyto util não so para os Juises, & advogados letrados, mas tambem para os illiterados, partidores, & os mais que conhecem, & intervem nas dittas partilhas ?.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Joseph Lopes Ferreyra, Impressor da Augustissima Rainha nossa Senhora, & à sua custa, 1713. - Woodcut vignette of fruit bowl on title page. Woodcut headpieces on second leaf recto and p. 1. Seven typographical headpieces in the preliminary leaves, and another on p. 331. Elegant woodcut initial on second leaf recto. Large woodcut tailpiece vignette of a basket with fruit and flowers on final preliminary leaf verso. (8 ll.), 371 pp. Page 330 wrongly numbered 230. Text in two columns. 4°, contemporary speckled sheep (some scraping to covers and other minor wear), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, black leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, with short author-title in gilt letter. Small stains in blank lower outer corners of first seven leaves, never touching the text. Overall in very good condition. Signed two-line ink inscription dated 1729 relating the book's cost on front free endleaf recto. Old ink inscription on title page. Considerable eighteenth-century ink marginalia. Four-line old ink inscription on rear free endleaf recto. ---- FIRST EDITION of a work which deals mainly with the administration of orphans? inheritance. There is material on the proper role of guardians, and correct care of their wards. Orphanages are also considered. A second edition appeared in Lisbon, 1759, and a volume of @Addicçoens was published in Porto, 1761, translated from the Latin and edited by the author's son, José de Barros Paiva Moraes Pona.António de Paiva e Pona (Bragança, 1665-before 1759), received a law degree from Coimbra University, served in various judicial capacities, was Provador in Miranda in 1711, Corregedor at Évora in 1728, and later became Desembargador do Paço.---- Innocêncio I, 218-9; see also VIII, 266. Barbosa Machado I, 343-4. @Demetrio moderno, p. 152: "Esta obra é a delicia de todos os sciolos." OCLC: 433585098 (Biblioteca Nacional de España). Porbase locates four copies: one each in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra, Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and Biblioteca Tomás Ribeiro-Biblioteca Municipal de Tondela. Copac locates a single copy at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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