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        La Floride, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. Augmentees de Nouveau. A Leide chez Pierre vander Aa. Avec Privilege

      Leyden:. 1713.. First edition. Rare and important original color map of southeast North America, from Maryland and Illinois in the north (including Philadelphia) to Mexico in the south and the Bahamas in the east. Noted for its great detail, with Native American villages, mountains and rivers, and English, French and Spanish settlements. With the Mississippi River very clearly defined, but depicted too far to the west; Florida with a slightly blunted peninsula, with St. Augustine named. Title cartouche embellished with Native American figures, a lion, deer and figures in canoes. From 'Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde', and based on Delisle's important Carte du Mexique de la Floride of 1703. Cumming (155) lists its title as "La Florida(sic)...." and dates it 1713. 11 3/4 x 9". Matted and framed. A slightly light impression on the female Native American figure. With old color, possibly early. Without fold marks, very good. Cumming, W.P. (SE) 155.

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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. a mons, chez gaspard migeot, 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.

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        Flos Solis prolifer [Multiflorous sunflower]

      Eichstatt: 1713. 3rd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        OPHTHALMOGRAPHIA; or, A TREATISE Of The EYE, in Two Parts. Part I. Contianing a New and Exact Description of the Eye; as also the Theory of the Vision considered, with its Diseases. Part II. Containing the Signs, Causes, and Cure of the Maladies incident to the Eye. To which is added An Appendix of some of the Diseases of the Ear; wherein is observed the Communication between these Two Organs

      London:: Printed for Bernard Lintott,. 1713.. 8vo: A^8 a^4 B - H^8. 7-1/2" x 4-3/4". 1st edition. [24], 109, [3] pp. Publisher adverts last 3 pages.. Period full brown calf boards with later respining to style. Modern eps.. General wear to binding. 2 early prior owner signatures. A VG copy.. "Fr. Wrangham" written in t.p. top margin, who is presumed to be book collector Francis Wrangham, whose collection was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1843 [cf., p. 311 of Wrangham's privately-printed catalogue, 1826]. . Folding plate. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        VOLLST?DIGES KR?TERBUCH, UND K?STLICHE CONTERFEYUNGEN DER B?MEN

      Daniel Bartholoma Ulm: Daniel Bartholom?1713. Enduringly Popular Herbal in Fabulous Condition And with Princely Provenance 311 x 210 mm (12 1/4 x 8 1/4"). 2 p.l., 566, [569]-750 pp., [12] leaves (two leaves bound out of order, missing internal blank leaf b-b-b-4). Excellent contemporary or slightly later vellum over stiff boards, yapp edges, title neatly lettered at top of spine in an old hand. Woodcut vignette on title page, ornamental headpiece and initials, historiated tailpieces, and MORE THAN 800 WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT, including genre scenes, many individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus. Front pastedown with bookplate "F?l. Bibliothek zu Lich" (library of the princes of Lich) and small corresponding library stamp on title page (see below). Nissen 1228; Pritzel 5599; Graesse IV, 256. Very minor soiling to vellum, binding slightly splayed (as expected), a handful of leaves with faint dampstain, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, the period binding solid and pleasing, and THE TEXT AS FRESH AND CLEAN AS ONE COULD HOPE FOR, particularly in a natural history compendium like this. Lonicer (or Lonitzer, 1528-86) married the daughter of a printer who specialized in herbals, and he worked as a proofreader for his father-in-law while beginning his own career of writing on arithmetic, botany, and medicine, particularly public health. The work that made his name famous is the present enduringly popular herbal, first published in 1546 by the Frankfurt printer Christian Egenolff. The work went through several subsequent editions, being published as late as 1783. The text covers all three parts of the natural world and directs its remarks to a wide audience that includes physicians, apothecaries, and both rural and urban householders. The emphasis here is on how one uses animal, vegetable, and mineral substances in the production of medicinal, gastronomical, and household preparations. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora, and, among his other accomplishments, he is one of the first to distinguish deciduous trees from conifers. Linnaeus honored the author with the genus Lonicera. As indicated by the bookplate described above, our copy once resided in princely surroundings, having belonged to one of two princes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, either Charles Christian or Charles Louis Augustus, who reigned from 1792-1803 and 1803-06, respectively. (Before these two reigns, Lich was a county, not a principality, and after them, the tiny Rhineland state was swallowed up by its neighbors.) Books employed in the maintenance of household health are almost always subjected to hard use, and it is now difficult to find an early herbal in even reasonably decent condition, let alone as remarkable as the present copy--this is all the more true of 17th and 18th century German imprints.

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        Q. Horatius Flaccus, Ex Recensione & cum Notis atque emendationibus Richardi Bentleii. Editio altera.

      Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios HFF, Amsterdam 1713. 4to. (20)+171+(1)+239+(1) pages. Engraved frontispiece. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary full red morocco with richly gilt spine. All three edges gilt. A well-preserved copy. Armorial bookplates on front endpaper and pastedown.. Attractive copy, from the library of Danish professor Holger Friis-Johansen, of the second edition of Richard Bentley's important Horace edition. The first edition was published in Cambridge 1711

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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. .

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        The Queen's Royal Cookery: Or, Expert and Ready Way for the Dressing of All Sorts of Flesh, Fowl, Fish: Either Bak'd, Boil'd, Roasted, Stew'd, Fry'd, Broil'd, Hash'd, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forc'd, Collar'd, Sous'd, Dry'd &c. After the Best and Newest Way

      London: Printed for C. Bates, at the Sun and Bible in Gilt-spur-street, 1713. The Second Edition. Contemporary Sheep. Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. London, 1713. The second edition of this Rare Early Cookery Book. Size 12mo, 180 pages. original binding of full brown sheep over boards. Condition good, covers rubbed, rubbed through at front upper corner, some wear to extremities, leather on spine cracked, lacking end-papers, with minor worming at gutter throughout (generally clipping text), the frontis is shaved and slightly frayed at fore-margin and lower margin, with slight loss, the full-page wood engraving is shaved to fore-margin, lacking H3 (pp.173/4), H4 torn and frayed at gutter, pages browned. An old Previous owner's inscription to rear end-paper "Betty Harrop Her Book" With Woodcut frontispiece with a bust of Queen Anne above three sections showing a busy kitchen, pastry, and chymistry, and also a full page woodcut depicting various different sweet and savoury pies. Very rare Second Edition of this work with only a few copies located, no copies of the 1709 first edition have been located. The lengthy full title provides full details of the contents of this splendid book: "The Queen's Royal Cookery: Or, Expert and Ready Way for the Dressing of All Sorts of Flesh, Fowl, Fish: Either Bak'd, Boil'd, Roasted, Stew'd, Fry'd, Broil'd, Hash'd, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forc'd, Collar'd, Sous'd, Dry'd &c. After the Best and Newest Way. With their several Sauses and Salads. And making all sorts of Pickles. Also Making Variety of Pies, Pasties, Tarts, Cheese Cakes, Custards, Creams, &c. With The Art of Preserving and Candying of Fruits and Flowers; and the making of Conserves, Syrups, Jellies, and Cordial Waters. Also making several Sorts of English Wines, Cyder, Mead, Metheglin. Together With several Cosmetick or Beautifying Waters, And also several sorts of Essences and Sweet Waters, by Persons of the Highest Quality.

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        Nouveau traite des Serins de Canarie

      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.

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        Praefationes Et Epistolae CXX. in usum Latinae Eloquentiae Studiosorum collectae & editae a Jo. Alberto Fabricio, D. & Eloqu. Prof. Adjuncta est Petri Burmanni V. Cl. Oratio dicta in Graevii funere. Edition secunda, Emendatior

      Hamburg Leipzig: Christian Liebezeit, 1713. (8 Bl.). 637 S., (1 Bl.); mit 1 gestochenen Porträtfrontispiz; lektoriert u. herausgegeben von Johann Albert Fabricius, unter Mitarbeit von Peter Burmann (der Ältere); 2., verbesserte Aufl.; Schweinsledereinband der Zeit, mit handschriftl. Rückentitel; Einband fleckig, fliegender Vorsatz mit kl. Besitzervermerk. Leder. Befriedigend. 16,5 cm.

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        Phytographia Curiosa, exhibens arborum, fruticum, herbarum & florum icones, ducentis & quadraginta quinque tabulis ad vivum delineatis ac artisiciosissime aeri incisis

      Amsterdam: Rod. & Gerh. Westenios, 1713. 2 parts (text and plates) in one volume, folio. (15 5/16 x 9 11/16 inches). Half-title, additional engraved title with elaborate emblematic surround (bound in as frontispiece), letterpress title in red and black, engraved dedication leaf to Dr. Benjamin Fagel incorporating his coat-of-arms, 2 engraved head-pieces (the second repeated once) by J. Baptiste [Adam] after Jan Goeree, woodcut initials and tail-piece, 245 engraved plates of plants, all but one unsigned but some or all possibly by Joseph Mulder. (Paper loss along the fore-edge margin of one plate not affecting the image, ten letters on title in ink facsimile, else scattered minor foxing). 18th-century panelled calf, covers tooled in blind, rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. (Restoration at the tips). First Latin edition, second issue of the most extraordinary botanical work of the pre-Linnean period, with "illustrations that are remarkable for their elegance and originality" (Oak Spring Flora). This is the second issue of the Latin edition of the author's Naauwkeurige beschryving der aardgewassen (1696) based, in part, on his Waare Oeffning der Planten (1672). Abraham Munting "was an eminent professor of botany and chemistry at the University of Groningen ... [he also] founded one of the most extensive botanical gardens of the period, known as the 'Paradise of Groningen', which he directed from 1658 up until his death in 1683. Munting wrote a number of works on medical-botanical topics, but [the present work] ... enjoyed particular success, at least in part due to the novelty of the plates, which, in a radical departure from ... the traditional florilegium, presented its plant species against charming landscape backgrounds ...The illustrations are remarkable for their elegance and originality ... Each plate shows a different plant in flower, including many exotics from America and other distant lands. The plant dominates the foreground, filling the entire page, often with a detail of the fruit or flowers presented on a smaller scale. In some cases the plants are presented à trompe l'oeil, while in others they are arranged in decorated urns. Some gardening tools are depicted as well. The name of each plant appears written [in Latin] on an elegantly fluttering ribbon or cartouche, or on a crumbling marble plaque. The originality of the work lies, however, in the small landscapes that have been inserted into the background of the plates. Here the artist gave free rein to his imagination, delineating scenes that in reality bore little relation to the habitat of the plant. Pastorals with animals and figures alternate capriously with vistas of walled cities and landscapes containing statues and ruins." (Oak Spring Flora p.174). Cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.123 (1702 issue); cf. Hunt 404 (1702 issue); Nissen BBII 1429; Oak Spring Flora 45.

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        Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio secunda auctior et emendatior

      Cambridge: Cornelius Crownfield, 1713 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (24.1x19.2cm). [14], 484, [4] pp., Preface by Roger Cotes. Tribute by Edmund Halley. With an engraved printer's vignette on title by "S.G.", a folding engraved plate of the cometary orbit, and woodcut diagrams throughout. Repair to inner margin of title and outer margin of first endpaper, minor browning and foxing. Interior clean and unfoxed. Ex libris Samuel Nerplanck Hoffman on inner front cover and embossed stamp of pre-owner Karin Figala on first free endpaper. Period calf tooled in blind, rebacked and recornered with modern calf; spine with gilt morocco label. Published twenty-six years after the first, the second edition of Newton's Principia was printed at the Cambridge University Press, which Richard Bentley had recently revived. Newton was, indeed, fortunate to have Cotes, the first Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy, as his editor, the appointment dating from May 1709. Although their relationship became strained as the task grew protracted, 'virtually all aspects of Newton's work were throroughly and painstakingly examined ... After Cotes had proposed to sign his name to a preface composed by Newton, he was authorized by Newton and Bentley to sign his own preface, a lengthy and important essay outlining his own version of Newton's method' (Domenico Meli, ODNB). A shorter author's preface and 'Scholium generale' were provided by Newton. Important additions were also made to the chapters on lunar theory and the theory of comets. Babson notes that 'Halley's verses were unwarrantably altered by Bentley, without the knowledge of Newton or Halley'. Between 700 and 750 copies printed. Provenance: Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942), president of the New York Historical Society, member of the Grolier Club, his important collection of astrolabes was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1959; Karin Figala, a noted German historian of science and Professor for the History of the Sciences at Deutsches Museum in Munich. She is especialy known for her research on Isaac Newton's alchemical studies and influences (see e.g. Karin Figala, "Newton as Alchemist," History of Science, 1977, 15:102-137)..

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] ROME MODERNE, Premiere Ville de l’Europe, avec toutes ses magnificences et ses delices. Nouvellement & tres-exactement decrite & illustre par des tailles douces, qui representent parfaitement tout ce qui y est digne d’etre vu & scu, comme sont ses Eglises, Reliques, Cimitieres, Tombeaux, Cloitres, Hopitaux, Colleges... Avec les magnifiques Maisons de Campagne de plusieurs Cardinaux & Princes

      A leide: Chez Pierre Vander, 1713. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9x16,5cm). Edition originale, illustrée de 108 planches, dont 27 dépliantes (dont deux très grandes et trois cartes). Pagination continue du premier au dernier volume. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Catalogue de l'éditeur in fine. Exemplaire aux armes en queue du Dauphin de France. Pleine Basane d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête des tomes II et V légèrement élimées ; celle du tome I fragile. Ensemble frotté. Coins pour la plupart émoussés. Bon aspect d'ensemble. Deseine a voulu donné un aspect complet de la ville de Rome, non seulement par ses monuments et oeuvres d'art (anciens et contemporains), mais également par ses spécificités politiques, c'est ainsi que les deux derniers tomes sont consacrés au gouvernement du Vatican, dont une grande partie à sa comptabilité. Un chapitre, particulièrement intéressant, s'occupe des cimétieres de la ville. Dans la préface, l'auteur cite les livres dont il a emprunté des extraits pour composer le sien. La description déborde de la ville même, puisqu'elle s'intéresse aux grands palais et jardins environnants (Frascati et Tivoli). Pour la description de Rome elle-même, le livre procède par quartier ou arrondissement. La composition détaillée de chaque tome se trouve après la préface du tome I. Ce type d'édition, richement illustrée, rejoint les séries des Délices de l'Italie, Délices des Pays-bas... puisqu'elle est organisée suivant le même modèle, mais sur une seule ville. - Chez Pierre Vander, A leide _1713, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9x16,5cm), (28) 1738pp., relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

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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; and the Coats of Arms of most of the nobility, and several other eminent persons

      Printed by William Pearson for Thomas Ward. London.,1713. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.7 inches). 1 volume bound as 2. Subscribers copy with the name J(acob) Dugdale Astley, 1st Baronet Astley of Warwick (1660-1724) written in ink on the verso of the frontis and advert leaf which has ben bound into volume 2 to act as a title page. Folding map frontis and 14 double page maps. Some foxing but generally a very good, wide-margined copy in contemporary full brown panelled calf bindings. Early, and high quality, respines with raised bands. Triple labels of red, black and tan with red circular morocco onlay number pieces, all lettered, decorated and double ruled in gilt. The other compartments tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers. The corners and edges are bumped and rubbed and there is some loss to the leather at the top of the lower panel of the 1st volume, but overall these are an attractive pair of bindings. An early account of Marlborough's military career.:

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

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

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        Où aprés avoir établi les principes & l'ordre qu'on doit tenir pour la lire utilement, on fait les remarques necessaires pour ne se pas laisser tromper dans sa lecture: Avec un catalogue des principaux historiens, & des remarques critiques sur la bonté de leurs ouvrages, & sur le choix des meilleures editions.

      I-II. Paris, chez Antoine Urbain Coustelier, 1713. 12:mo. (28),+ 463,+ (36); (8),+ 3-120, 119-124; 344,+ (6) pp. Small light dampstain in upper margin of pp. 287-313 in first part. Well preserved contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spines with raised bands and light brown labels, all edges sprinkled red. Two volumes. Very fine. From the library of L. F. Rääf at Forsnäs, and with its exlibris. First edition. As an important work in the study of history -not least for its historical bibliography- it was a great success and later editions were augmented and enlarged by, among others, Johann Mencke

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        de Schade, conseiller et resident du Roi de Pologne a la cour de Dannemarc; avec les cruelles persecutions & les injustices criantes, qui lui ont été faites pendant son sejour a Copenhague, & qu'on a continué d'exercer après sa mort contre sa veuve.

      Utrecht, la veuve Voskuyl, 1713. 8:o. (2),+ 212 s. Välbevarat något senare hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, röda snitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Författarinnan Anna Meibom var svägerska till den mördade Johan (Hans) von Schade, diplomat i polsk tjänst. Johan (eller Hans) von Schade (1671-1703) var född i Danmark men sedan 1698 i polsk tjänst och sedan år 1700 polsk resident i Köpenhamn. Han kom dock snabbt i konflikt med många och framförallt med den danska ministern Christian von Plessen. Efter svåra motgångar fick Schade efter egen ansökan slutligen avsked 1703, och en fransman Antoine Moreau utsågs till hans efterträdare. Innan Schade hunnit lämna Köpenhamn dog dock Moreau plötsligt. Schade skyndade sig då till dennes hus för att försegla hemliga papper, men där befann sig redan Plessens folk. En ordstrid uppkom och slutade med att kammarrådet Burchard v. Suhm stack ned Schade med sin värja. Han dog två dagar senare av såret. Ett antal oklarheter kring mordet fanns och Anna Meibom anklagar här i "Relation veritable", utgiven tio år senare, Plessen för en mordkomplott planerad av illvilja och ondska, och att denne senare även förföljt den stackars änkan, d.v.s. författarinnans syster

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        Le Royaume de Danemarc et les Etats que la Couronne de Suede Possede en Gothie et en Allemagne. Par N. De Fer Geographe de sa Majesté Catolique.

      Kobberstik ved P. Starckman. 48 x 57 cm. Konturkoloreret. Med vertikal midterfold i papiret som ved udgivelsen. Paris, privilegium dateret 1713. Stor dekorativ titelkartouche i s/h. Nogle små skjolder i margin.. Udarbejdet med Pierre Duvals Danmarkskort som inspirationskilde.Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720). Kartograf, kobberstikker og forlægger

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        Phytographia Curiosa, exhibens arborum, fruticum, herbarum & florum icones, ducentis & quadraginta quinque tabulis ad vivum delineatis ac artisiciosissime aeri incisis

      Amsterdam: Rod. & Gerh. Westenios, 1713. 2 parts (text and plates) in one volume, folio. (15 5/16 x 9 11/16 inches). Half-title, additional engraved title with elaborate emblematic surround (bound in as frontispiece), letterpress title in red and black, engraved dedication leaf to Dr. Benjamin Fagel incorporating his coat-of-arms, 2 engraved head-pieces (the second repeated once) by J. Baptiste [Adam] after Jan Goeree, woodcut initials and tail-piece, 245 engraved plates of plants, all but one unsigned but some or all possibly by Joseph Mulder. (Paper loss along the fore-edge margin of one plate not affecting the image, ten letters on title in ink facsimile, else scattered minor foxing). 18th-century panelled calf, covers tooled in blind, rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. (Restoration at the tips). First Latin edition, second issue of the most extraordinary botanical work of the pre-Linnean period, with "illustrations that are remarkable for their elegance and originality" (Oak Spring Flora). This is the second issue of the Latin edition of the author's Naauwkeurige beschryving der aardgewassen (1696) based, in part, on his Waare Oeffning der Planten (1672). Abraham Munting "was an eminent professor of botany and chemistry at the University of Groningen ... [he also] founded one of the most extensive botanical gardens of the period, known as the 'Paradise of Groningen', which he directed from 1658 up until his death in 1683. Munting wrote a number of works on medical-botanical topics, but [the present work] ... enjoyed particular success, at least in part due to the novelty of the plates, which, in a radical departure from ... the traditional florilegium, presented its plant species against charming landscape backgrounds ...The illustrations are remarkable for their elegance and originality ... Each plate shows a different plant in flower, including many exotics from America and other distant lands. The plant dominates the foreground, filling the entire page, often with a detail of the fruit or flowers presented on a smaller scale. In some cases the plants are presented à trompe l'oeil, while in others they are arranged in decorated urns. Some gardening tools are depicted as well. The name of each plant appears written [in Latin] on an elegantly fluttering ribbon or cartouche, or on a crumbling marble plaque. The originality of the work lies, however, in the small landscapes that have been inserted into the background of the plates. Here the artist gave free rein to his imagination, delineating scenes that in reality bore little relation to the habitat of the plant. Pastorals with animals and figures alternate capriously with vistas of walled cities and landscapes containing statues and ruins." (Oak Spring Flora p.174). Cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.123 (1702 issue); cf. Hunt 404 (1702 issue); Nissen BBII 1429; Oak Spring Flora 45.

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