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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Monumenta Paderbornensia. Ex Historia Romana, Francica, Saxonica eruta. Ed. tertia auctior (Ed. G. Rink)

      Frankfurt, Riegel 1713. 21 cm. (48), 309, (19); (12), 134, (36) Seiten mit gestochenem Titel, Vignette und Initiale, 1 ganzseitigen Porträtkupfer, 3 Karten und 29 Kupferstichansichten. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. - Wegele 702ff. - Strohmann 13 ff. (vgl.) - Schmalor 3.12 - Die berühmte Paderborner Chronik, auch wegen der Ansichten gesucht. Die Kupfer nach Zeichnungen von Johann Georg Rudolphi von A. C. Fleischmann gestochen mit Ansichten von Delbrück, Detmold, Driburg (2), Lippspringe, Neuhaus, Paderborn usw. Das Bildprogramm ist bei Strohmann ausführlich beschrieben. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Three Physico-Theological Discourses : Concerning. I. II. III. , the Primitive Chaos, and Creation of the World. the General Deluge, its Causes and Effects. the Dissolution of the World, and Future Conflagration ... / by John Ray

      London : Printed For William Innys, ..., 1713. 3rd Edition. Third edition, ... Much more enlarged than the former editions, from the author's own MSS. [Edited by W. Derham]. Physical desc. : xxxi, [1], 456 p. , I pl. (front. ) (port. ) , iv pl. : ill. ; 20 cm. Subject: Cosmology & Geology - Early works to 1800. Finely bound in modern speckled calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, [After the Translation of the Great Bible], pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      London: Printed by John Baskett, 1713. Exotic. Near Fine. 5 1/4 x 8 inches. 8vo. Collates as A - Bb (in 8s) + Cc (4 leaves). With 54 [of 55] full page engravings. Pages generally bright and clean, a few with a stain or light soiling in the margin. Griffiths 1713/3. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre. London: Printed by William Pearson, for the Company of Stationers, 1714. [128] pages. Collates as A - H (in 8s). ESTCT87353. Both books red ruled throughout. Bound by John Field (with binder's ticket) in modern full elephant with five gilt bands and red morocco spine label with gilt title to spine. Provenance: Mary Gladstone (1847-1927), the influential daughter of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, with ownership inscription "C Mary Gladstone Christmas 1882," Library of Henry and Virginia Walton. Gladstone Family Copy. Harry and Virginia Walton were lifelong residents of Covington, Virginia, a small town in the Allegheny Mountains. Harry was a graduate of Lynchburg College, and Virginia was a graduate of the Lynchburg General School of Nursing. Although largely unknown to the general public, the Waltons' reputation as collectors was widely respected in bibliophile and academic circles, and items from their collection were exhibited at numerous colleges, universities and art centers. After their deaths, the original Walton collection was the subject of a series of very successful auctions in New York and London. John Field was an expert leather bookbinder associated with W.J. Barrow Restoration Shop (Richmond, VA).

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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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        Observations On the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes? The Uncertainty of a Death Bed Repentance (with two other titles)

      8vo, original bull sheep with four raised boards, iii-viii, 280,168, 16pp. Benezet title is bound at the end (16 pp.). Binding very worn and rubbed, hinges weak, binding slightly warped, missing endpapers, pages 53-56 are torn, page 5 and 6 is torn in half in Harley?s A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, last page chipped and folded a bit, but with no material impact on text, internally somewhat, soiled, foxed and aged. Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was born into a French Huguenot family that moved to London when he was two years old. At seventeen, his family moved to Philadelphia, and he became a Quaker. He became a teacher and established the first public school for girls in America, and along the way he managed to teach slave children from his home. In 1770, with the help of the Quakers, he set up the Negro School at Philadelphia, which he taught at until his death. The current work has the distinction of being one of the earliest and most important anti-slavery efforts printed in America before the Revolutionary War. Also bound with this track is Benezet?s The Uncertainty of A Death Bed Repentance, Thomas Bromley?s The Way to the Sabbath of Rest, and Thomas Hartley?s A Discourse of Mistakes Concerning Religion. It appears the tracts were printed by Christopher Sauer in Germantown.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE DIFFERENT STILES OF POETRY

      London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1713. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 210 x 133 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4"). [8], 36 pp. With the half title. FIRST EDITION. ORIGINAL UNTRIMMED SIGNATURES, STITCHED AS ISSUED. In a custom-made folding cloth box with morocco spine label. Hayward 149; Foxon P-70; Rothschild 1512. Final four leaves somewhat creased, two small stains to front cover, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE COPY, EXTREMELY FRESH AND BRIGHT, with deep impressions of the type. A native of Dublin, Parnell (1679-1718) was archdeacon of Clogher, a friend of Swift, a member of the Scriblerus Club, and the author of the prefatory essay to Pope's "Iliad." He had an important influence on Blair, Collins, and Goldsmith, the latter of whom co-authored his biography with Dr. Johnson. In the present volume (although the title says "essay," the work is in rhymed couplets), the fledgling poet is allegorically pictured riding on Wit, a winged steed, across lands which he must avoid, such as the territory of frigid style, or of ranting noise, until he comes at last to the palace of the sublime style, where narration and description are properly deployed to arouse noble sentiments. Both Rothschild and Hayward say that the "Stiles of Poetry" was the first work by Parnell to be published, and the only one of importance printed during his lifetime. Furthermore, it was not reprinted in any of the 18th century editions of his "Works." Ours is an especially desirable bibliophile's copy of a scarce item. Hayward comments that, although there surely must have been other extant copies, at the time the catalogue for his exhibition was prepared, only two copies of this work were recorded in Britain outside the public libraries.

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        Florine ou la belle italienne. Nouveau conte de fEes

      Paris: Alexis de la Roche, 1713. First edition. 12mo. viii, 232 pp. Contemporary green-dyed vellum with morocco lettering piece, covers slightly warped, joints partly cracked, light dampstain in lower outer corner of first four leaves, title soiled, with repairs in blank gutter . First edition of an allegorical fairy tale set in an enchanted pre-Roman Italy, intended, naturally, for the moral instruction of young minds. It includes a key to the sometimes wonderfully fanciful names of the characters (e.g., "Homotille," Grilison," "Ponirge¢" etc.), each of which represents a particular vice or virtue.€ OCLC locates a few copies in Europe, but none in North America. The book was collected and reprinted later by Charles-Joseph de Mayer in the famous LE CABINET DES FEES (Amsterdam, 1785 -1789), but also in the earlier collection of LE CABINET DES FEES (Amsterdam, Estienne Roger, 1717) where, apparently, it was attributed to the Comtesse de Murat (1670-1716). Very rare

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        Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

      Padua, 1713. Map. Copper engraving, 19 x 25.5 cms, recent hand-colour, blank verso. Lasor a Varea, under the pseudonym Raffaelo Savonarola, illustrated his encylopedic Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum using a wide variety of plates, including this one by Giuseppe Rosaccio which first appeared in his edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia of 1598. It is described by Shirley as ‘a skilful reduction’ of Mercator’s world map. Shirley 217.

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        Diploma manoscritto Milano, 1532 (copia autenticada estratto del 1713)

      Diploma manoscritto del Duca di Milano con il quale egli assegna lo stemma gentilizio al fratello Giovanni Paolo Sforza, Marchese di Caravaggio, e a tutti i suoi discendenti. Copia autentica estratta dal Regio Archivio di Milano il 3 luglio 1713. Fascicolo coevo In-folio, coperta originale in cartone rustico, contenente 6 pagine manoscritte e le ultime due bianche, all'interno, doppio foglio con grande arma araldica della famiglia Sforza, interamente dipinta in vivaci colori e disposta orizzontalmente con alcune note manoscritte laterali. In allegato documento sciolto di 4 pagine, manoscritto alla prima con i dati dell'estratto, datati 1713. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Rime del Dottore Eustachio Manfredi

      Per Costantino Pisarri 1713 In 16, pp. 84. Br. Edizione originale rara della raccolta delle Rime. Manfredi, più noto come matematico e astronomo. Si occupò anche di idraulica, campo dove ebbe come maestro il Guglielmini. Per queste sue conoscenze fu nominato Sopraintendente alle acque del territorio bolognese. Fu anche apprezzato scrittore, autore in particolare di rime d'occasione, in particolare per gonfalonati, lauree, monacazioni. In particolare, rivela notevoli qualità in rime particolarmente ispirate come Donna negli occhi vostri, scritta per la monacazione di Giulia Caterina Vandi, donna da lui amata. Gamba, 2333 (cita solo l'edizione bodoniana del 1793). ITA

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

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

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        Marcelli Malpighi Consultationum medicinalium centuria prima, quam in gratiam clinicorum evulgat Hieronymus Gaspari, ..

      ex Typographia Seminarii : apud Jo. Manfrè 1713 In 4° ,carte 18 non num., pagg. num. da 19 a 184, rilegatura coeva in t. pergamena con titolo in nero al dorso. Malpighi è considerato il fondatore dell' embriologia descrittiva. Questa opera rimase inedita a lungo e venne data alle stampe solo grazie all'opera del medico veronese Girolamo Gaspari.

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        LA COMMARE O' RACCOGLITRICE. Divisa in tre libri.

      per Domenico Lovisa 1713 In-8 p. (mm. 218x168), p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, pp (32),390 (ma 392), ornato da testate, grandi iniziali e finali inc. su legno; con interessanti e numerose figure nel t. che illustrano lo sviluppo del feto, i parti e gli stumenti ostetrici, tutte xilografate. Opera ?in questa ultima editione corretta & accresciuta di nuova Aggiunta, cavata dal Libro delle Medicine partenenti all?infermità delle donne gravide di Giovanni Marinello. Et altra di un gravissimo Autore, nel quale si rissolvono alcuni dubij importanti circa il battesimo de i bambini, e si danno alcuni avvisi spirituali molto à proposito per le partorienti, et un Trattato del Colostro, dove si tratta di diversi mali de i bambini con le loro cause, e rimedij singolari, di Pietro di Castro, medico fisico avignonese?. Cfr. Cat. Piantanida,II,1967 e segg. (per le numer. ediz.): "opera molto importante, essendo il primo libro di ostetricia pubblicato in Italia e assai in voga nel XVII secolo e in quello successivo" - Wellcome,IV, p. 116 - Blake, p. 302. Esemplare ben conservato. "Il Mercurio era medico riputatissimo; sembra che egli abbia esercitato l'ostetricia pratica in Francia intorno al 1571. Nel suo celeberrimo libro ?La commare?, pubblicato a Venezia nel 1595, viene per la prima volta affermato che il bacino ristretto è un'indicazione per il taglio cesareo". Così Castiglioni, p. 480.

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        Hyacinthus Serotinus obsoleto colore [Late hyacinth]; Ornithogalum lactum maximum [Star-of-Bethlehem]; Ornithogalum Spicatum maximum [Star-of-Bethlehem]

      Eichstatt: 1713, 3rd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Trimmed within platemark top margin and at the platemark on the right, wormhole in bottom margin, otherwise very good. 20 1/2 x 16 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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        SCHRÖDER, WILHELM von.

      Fürstliche Schatz- und Rent-Kammer nebst seinem Tractat vom Goldmachen wie auch vom Ministrissimo oder Ober-Staats-Bedienten. Leipzig, zu finden bey T. Fritschen, 1713. 8:o. (32),370,471-72,373-484,(11) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Ngt solkigt samtida pergamentbd med stänkta snitt. Enstaka små maskhål i ytterfalsarna och ngt fler i innerfalsarna. Inlagan med en del vikta hörn och sporadiska fläckar, t.ex. i yttermarginalen på s. 329-34. Ngt solkig på s. 402-04. Små revor i yttermarginalen på s. 65-66 och i nedre marginalen på s. 359. Aningen fuktbucklig mot slutet. Oidentifierad förvärvsanteckning daterad Hamburg 25 juni 1729 på försättsbladet.. Catalogue of the Kress library 2879. Med tryckt dedikation till den tysk-romerska kejsaren. Författarens här omtryckta "Unterricht von Goldmachen" utkom första gången 1684 i Leipzig. Intressant nog tas den här med i en bok som annars behandlar statsfinanser och förvaltning

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        Epipactis latifolia [Wild orchid]; Palma Christi erecta variegata [White long-spurred wild orchid]; Palma Christi erecta flore incarnato [Pink marsh orchid]; Orchis flore albo minor [Butterfly orchid]; Palma Christi peregrina flo rubro [Fragrant orchid]; Orchis Repens [Rattlesnake orchid]

      Eichstatt: 1713, 3rd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition. 21 1/8 x 16 3/4 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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        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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        Narcissus maior flore multiplice [Double-flowered white garden narcissus]; Narcissus sylvestris stellatus [Double-flowered narcissus, stellate form]; Narcissus Juncifolius luteus flore pleno [Double-flowered yellow jonquil]

      Eichstatt: 1713, 3rd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on top and right margin. Tiny brown stain in center of sheet. 20 1/2 x 15 3/4 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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        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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