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        Observations Sur l'Art De Faire La Guerre, Suivant Les Maximes Des Plus Grands Generaux

      Paris, France: Louis Coignard, 1714. First Edition. Vellum. Very Good +. 340 pages; printed "avec approbation et privilege du roy." Paper quality is very good. Damp stain throughout the volume, mostly in the lower margin 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Detailed digital images available on request.

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        The Young Gentlemans Trigonometry, Mechanicks and Opticks (Part2)

      London: James Knapton, 1714 Second title states The Young Gentlemans Trigonometry: Containing such elements of Trigonometry as are most useful and easy to be known. In modern half light brown leather with marbled boards, new endpapers. [8], [1], 2-83 pp, [1], [157], 8 plates (folding). Includes: ’A table of logarithms’ and ’A table of artificial sines and tangents’, with a separate titlepage, some light water staining. A very nice copy (ESTC T140926) Wells, Church of England clergyman and educationist, published copiously from 1698 until his death, and his output can be divided into five main categories: two religious and three educational. See ODNB

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        Characteristiks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times A Text of Quite Staggering Popularity Running through 11 Editions by the Close of the 1700s; the Prose Style Was Particularly Well-Received, His Biblical Scepticism Not So.

      Printed By John Darby; London. [Viii], Iv, 3-364; 443{1}; [Iv], 391[1], [54] Pp. & Index. , 1714. 2nd Edition, corrected;. Had a profound and noted influence on the Irish and Scottish Enlightenments (Hutcheson and Hume) . Complete in 3 volumes with the engraved full frontis portrait of the author by Gribelin after Closterman (additional engraved title page). Finely bound in modern gilt-bordered aniline calf over marble boards; green morocco title lables. Very impressively finished - a superb set. Scans on request.

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        Polyhistor literarius philosophicus et practicus. Opus posthumum. Accurate revisum, emendatum, ex Autoris Annotationibus.suppletum. Morhofii vitam et scripta. illustratum a Johanne Mollero. Accedunt Indices Necessarii. Editio secunda. 2 Bände und Index in 1 Bd.

      Böckmann, Lübeck 1714 - Gr.-8vo. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt Morhofs. 3 Bl., 1072 S., 600 S., 104 Bl. (Indices). Pgt. d. Zeit m. Rückentitel. Vgl. v. Faber du Faur 1521 u. 1522. - "Eines der hervorragendsten Werke des deutschen Barocks." (HdB, Barocklit. 623). - Einband angeschmutzt mit kleineren Flecken, Vorsätze beschädigt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. gr.

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        The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-comical Poem. In Five Canto's (Signed Leather Binding)

      London: Bernard Lintott, 1714. SIGNED BINDING by Lloyd and Wallis. Slim 12mo, late 19th century full navy crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First complete edition and first separate publication of Pope's mock-heroic masterpiece; the 1st edition to contain all five cantos of the poem. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and five plates, as well as a later portrait of Arabella Fermor Inserted opposite the dedication. Pope was initially inspired to compose The Rape of the Lock in order to resolve a quarrel that arose between the Fermor and Petre families after Robert lord Petre snipped a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair. Hoping to ease the animosity between the two families through playful humor, Pope, with Arabella Fermor's permission, first published The Rape of the Lock in two cantos in Lintott's "Miscellaneous Poems and Translations" in 1712. Pope's genius, however, is fully displayed in the five-canto version of the poem in which he expands the sketch to include divine machinery, albeit on the miniature scale of sylphs and gnomes. "One of Pope's most brilliant performances, it has also been one of his most popular" (DFrabble, 810). Rothschils170. Bookplates. Early owner inscription, dated 1766, and a few other small ink marks on washed title page. A lovely copy, beautifully bound in full morocco by Lloyd and Wallis. Photos available upon request.. Signed by Binder. Full Blue Morocco. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Motus in Coelo Spirales

      Nuremberg, J.B.Homann,, c. 1714. 49.5 x 58.5 cms. Fine, bright original colour. One small tear, closed without loss, but still a very good example of this map. Doppelmayr’s Celestial Atlas was printed by the Homann Heirs in 1742, but this is a much earlier example of one of J.B. Homann’s plates included in one of his first atlases. This map shows the irregular orbits of Venus and Mercury around the Sun, derived from a hypothesis of Tycho Brahe, for the years 1712 and 1713.

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        An Accurate Map of the East Indies Exhibiting the Course of the European Trade both on the Continent and Islands

      Bowen Emanuel London: Bowen, Emanuel. unbound. Map. Uncolored Engraving. Image measures 14 1/2" x 17 3/4". This elaborate map of the East Indies extends from Australia, the Philippines and the Carolines in the east to India, the Malvdives and Afganistan in the West. The index includes towns and geographic features such as mountains, rivers, and islands. In addition, the map also features information about trade winds in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. The coast of early Australia, labeled here as New Holland, appears in the lower left corner. Above in the upper right corner is a decorative figured cartouche displaying the title. This map appeared in John Harris's "Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca," or "A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels." It is in good condition with some offsetting, as well as minor chips and tears to the margins. Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was an English map engraver who served as Royal Mapmaker to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He was well-regarded for his large, detailed, accurate, and overall attractive maps. This map is a lovely look at the expansion of geographic and scientific knowledge that occurred in the colonial era.

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        The Young Gentlemans Trigonometry, Mechanicks and Opticks (Part2)

      London: James Knapton, 1714 Second title states The Young Gentlemans Trigonometry: Containing such elements of Trigonometry as are most useful and easy to be known. In modern half light brown leather with marbled boards, new endpapers. [8], [1], 2-83 pp, [1], [157], 8 plates (folding). Includes: ’A table of logarithms’ and ’A table of artificial sines and tangents’, with a separate titlepage, some light water staining. A very nice copy (ESTC T140926) Wells, Church of England clergyman and educationist, published copiously from 1698 until his death, and his output can be divided into five main categories: two religious and three educational. See ODNB

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        A New Map of Italy

      London., [1714] 1730. distinguishing all the Sovereignties in it, whether State, Kingdoms, Dutchies, Principalities, Republics &c... 2 sheets joined. Framed size: 820 x 1230 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Presented in handmade wooden frame. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition. Framed in an attractive dark gold leaf frame. This large scale, but very striking map of Italy by Herman Moll shows the country divided into its many different constituent parts; Central Italy is ruled by the Vatican, southern Italy is The Kingdom of Naples, The Doges in Venice controlled the north east, and down the Dalmation coast. The Genoese controlled the region around Liguria, and House of savoy were based in Turin, and Milan was the home of The Lombards. A very large and decorative title cartouche, with religious overtones is seen in the top right corner. The lower left of the map depicts the two active volcanoes of Etna and Vesuvius. Published in Moll's 'New and Compleat Atlas'.

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        The Chorographical Description, or, Survey of the County of Devon, with the city and county of Exeter. Containing matter of history, antiquity, chronology, the nature of the country, commodities, and government thereof: with sundry other things, worthy ob

      London: Printed for E. Curll, 1714.. First Ed. Very Good. 8vo. Book Two volumes bound in one. Advert leaf; (vi); (v)-xiv; 186; (xii)(index); 1-34; 1-4(Account of the Family of the Spicers); (ii)(second title); 35-425 pages. Two printed title-pages. 2 engraved plates. Early ownership inscription in the upper margin of the title-page. Contemporary panelled calf rebacked in a lighter toned calf, with contrasting red morocco label. The complete two volumes bound with " A Continuation of the Survey of Devonshire." A manuscript of the seventeenth century work by Risdon, is said to have fallen into the hands of the notorious bookseller, publisher and auctioneer Edmund Curll, who then published the book with many errors and additions of his own

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        Memorie Istoriche della Miracolosa Immagine di Maria Vergine dell? Impruneta Raccolte da Giovambatista Casotti

      Firenze: Giuseppe Manni ... con Licenza de? Superiori, 1714. First edition. Vellum with some foxing and browning, notations in pencil and ink on front pastedown which is also split where glued to board. The plates are generally in very good condition. Some have some old repairs in the folds, and some need repairs in the folds, inluding the large Processional plates, however, due to the quality of the paper this is not either intrusive or difficult to do (by a professional conservator). Quarto.

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times.

      unknown Anthony Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Characteristicks, 1714Printed in 1714, place and publisher not mentioned, plates by Simon Gribelin, French engraver, born 1667. Full leather bindings with gilded edges, binding holding but cracking in places, book block tied and clean, very nice three volume set of this scarce work by the Earl of Shatesbury, second edition. More information and photos available on request.

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        Memorie Istoriche della Miracolosa Immagine di Maria Vergine dell’ Impruneta Raccolte da Giovambatista Casotti

      Firenze: Giuseppe Manni ... con Licenza de’ Superiori, 1714. First edition. Vellum with some foxing and browning, notations in pencil and ink on front pastedown which is also split where glued to board. The plates are generally in very good condition. Some have some old repairs in the folds, and some need repairs in the folds, inluding the large Processional plates, however, due to the quality of the paper this is not either intrusive or difficult to do (by a professional conservator). Quarto.

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        Der wohl-informirte Briefsteller, oder gründl.

      Anleitung, wie ein Brief geschickt abzufassen; vermittelst kurtzen Regeln und deutlichen Exempeln, zu besonderem nutzen der studirenden Jugend auf Gymnasiis und andern Schulen, in Fragen und Antworten gezeiget. Dritte Auflage. Leipzig, J. F. Braun, 1714. 12:o. Grav. front,22,25-48,47-142 s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Trevligt samtida pergamentbd med gulvitt infärgat titelfält. Snitten blåflammiga. Ngt missfärgad på insidan av pärmarna och på för- och eftersättsbladen. Gammal bläcknumrering på försättsbladet. Ren inlaga.. Första upplagan utkom 1709. Hoppet i pagineringen beror på slarv vid sättningen

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        Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland, from Queen Anne's Accession to the Throne to the Commencement of the Union of the Two Kingdoms

      London: J. Baker, 1714. (STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS) 8vo. . Contemporary calf, front hinge cracked but holding, lower cover detached, internally fine. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S COPY, WITH HIS PRINTED SKERRYVORE BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTEDOWN . An interesting history, made especially so by an appendix which gives the names of those who are identified only by initials in the text A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY

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        De la Diferencia entre lo Temporal y lo Eterno. Crisol de desengaños, con la memoria de la eternidad, postrimerías humanas y principales Misterios Divinos

      Barcelona, por Pablo Campins Impressor, 1714. 4to.; 4 hs., 488 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época.

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        Los dos Advientos del Padre Burdalue, de la Compañía de Jesús. Traducidos del francés en lengua castellana por otro Padre de la misma Compañía

      Lyon: León de Francia, por Antonio Briasson, Librero, en la Calle de los Mercaderes, 1714. 4to.menor; 11 hs., 640 pp., 41 hs., y una lámina retrato de Bourdalue grabada en cobre por Leclerc. Encuadernación en piel, de la época, ligeramente fatigada. Primera edición en castellano de los célebres sermones del «Rey de los Oradores», predicados en la Corte y en presencia de Luis XIV. El traductor es el Padre Gabriel Bermúdez, quien dedica su obra, obviamente, a Felipe V, el primer Borbón español, proponiendo al mismo tiempo, en el prólogo, un nuevo modelo de predicar en español «al gusto de las Magestades divina y humana».

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        A Journal of a Voyage from London to Savannah Georgia in Two Parts? The Fifth Edition. Bound with. A Continuation? From his Arrival at Savannah, To his Return to London. The Second Edition. Also bound with. A Continuation? From his Arrival in London, to His Departure from thence on his Way to Georgia. The Second Edition

      8vo, full leather, morocco label on spine,, 55; [1], [2], 38, [1]; iv, 115 pp. Handsomely rebound in leather, with new endpapers. Internally a little browned but pretty clean, however one leaf is bound in backwards. George Whitefield (1714-1770) was born in Gloucester England in 1714. Although he was the son of an innkeeper, he did manage to get an education and graduated from Pembroke College at Oxford in 1736. He went on to become a very important religious leader in the 18th century, and he, not John Wesley, is believed to be the real founder of Methodism. During his career he made several trips to America, and became an important religious leader on both sides of the Atlantic. He had excellent oratory skills, and would often attract thousands at open air sermons. Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography refers to these skills, and mentions that after vowing to give Whitefield nothing because of a disagreement, ended up emptying his pockets completely after listing to Whitefield preach. His journals paint the picture of a very active man with tremendous energy, His writings include much about religion and preaching, but it does talk about some of the people he met and places he visited along the way. Despite his piety, Whitefield had his issues, and one of them was being a slave owner, which he justified in biblical terms. On the other hand, he did establish schools and the Bethesda Orphanage. He died in Newburyport, Connecticut in 1770.

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        Beschryving van de heerlykheid en het dorp Alphen aan den Ryn.

      Leiden, Hendrik van Damme, 1714. - (1st ed.). Small 8vo. (XXII)+261+(11) pp. With engr. title vignette & 7 fold. engr. plts. Index. Hardcover. Modern antique-style half vellum with marbled boards. Contents fine. * Nijhoff/Van Hattum 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la conqueste du Mexique, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne, par Fernand Cortez, traduite de l'Espagnol de dom Antoine de Solis, par l'auteur du Triumvirat

      Par la Compagnie des Libraires MDCCXIV [1714], Paris - Complete in two duodecimo volumes. [34],537,[19]; [14],494,[18]pp, with 2 folding maps and 11 plates (10 if which folding, including ). Contemporary full tobacco-brown continental calf, ribbed spines in six compartments (two of which lettered in gilt), upper covers with gilt royal escutcheons (defaced), edges sprinkled red, plain period end papers, gold silk page-markers. WorldCat lists only five copies, all in the United States. A Fine unsophisticated set, in handsome bindings Sabin, generally clean and bright with excellent impressions of the plates. Alden 714/129. Palau 318678. Cox II, p. 239. Sabin 86477. Hill 1600 (for the first Madrid edition). Fourth Edition, translated into French from the first Spanish edition (Madrid, 1684) by Antonio de Solis, preceding by a decade the first English edition of 1724. Based on the letters of Cortés and the works of Francisco Lopez de Gomara and Bernal Diaz del Castillo, the Historia, covering the three years between the appointment of Cortés to command the invading force and the fall of the city of Mexico, remained the most important European source on Latin American history through the first part of the nineteenth century and "deservedly ranks as a Spanish prose classic." (Hill) "[U]ndoubtedly the most popular history of America that had then been written, [with] the number of editions published even up to the nineteenth century, in Spanish, French, Italian, English and German, testify[ing] to its popularity." (Cox) Illustrations include a map of Mexico; views of sailing ships, temples and battles, and two magnificent panoramas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la conqueste du Mexique, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne, par Fernand Cortez, traduite de l'Espagnol de dom Antoine de Solis, par l'auteur du Triumvirat

      Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires, MDCCXIV [1714]. Complete in two duodecimo volumes. [34],537,[19]; [14],494,[18]pp, with 2 folding maps and 11 plates (10 if which folding, including ). Contemporary full tobacco-brown continental calf, ribbed spines in six compartments (two of which lettered in gilt), upper covers with gilt royal escutcheons (defaced), edges sprinkled red, plain period end papers, gold silk page-markers. WorldCat lists only five copies, all in the United States. A Fine unsophisticated set, in handsome bindings Sabin, generally clean and bright with excellent impressions of the plates. Alden 714/129. Palau 318678. Cox II, p. 239. Sabin 86477. Hill 1600 (for the first Madrid edition).& & & Fourth Edition, translated into French from the first Spanish edition (Madrid, 1684) by Antonio de Solis, preceding by a decade the first English edition of 1724. Based on the letters of Cortés and the works of Francisco Lopez de Gomara and Bernal Diaz del Castillo, the Historia, covering the three years between the appointment of Cortés to command the invading force and the fall of the city of Mexico, remained the most important European source on Latin American history through the first part of the nineteenth century and "deservedly ranks as a Spanish prose classic." (Hill) "[U]ndoubtedly the most popular history of America that had then been written, [with] the number of editions published even up to the nineteenth century, in Spanish, French, Italian, English and German, testify[ing] to its popularity." (Cox) Illustrations include a map of Mexico; views of sailing ships, temples and battles, and two magnificent panoramas.

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        Missione al Gran Mogor del Padre Ridolfo Acquaviva della Compagnia di Giesù. Sua Vita e Morte, e d'altri quattro Compagni Uccisi in odio della Fede in Salsete di Goa. Descritta dal P. Daniello Bartoli Della medesima Compagnia; e dedicata All'Eminentiss. E Reverendiss. Principe il Signor Cardinal D. Francesco Aquaviva d'Aragona Protettore de'Regni di Spagna. Roma, Dalla Stamperia di Gio. Maria Salvioni nell'Archiginnasio della Sapienza, 1714.

      1714 - In 8, [mm. 197 x 132], pp. (28) ? 228 ? (4). Il testo è arricchito da varie testate e finali calcografici. In pergamena coeva a cinque piccoli nervi con autore e titolo calligrafati. Tagli spruzzati in rosso e nero. Frontespizio in rosso e nero. Grande capilettera alla dedica con figura allegorica che indica il portico di sant'Ivo alla Sapienza con alle spalle la chiesa del Borromini. L'elenco degli scrittori che hanno raccontato del padre Acquaviva inizia con una testata raffigurante il monogramma di Cristo entro un serto di alloro entro un elemento a volute i cui riccioli sostengono le palme del martirio e che termina con una corona di alloro. Il testo inizia invece con una testata raffigurante un'arca sorretta sulla schiena di due leoni coronato che nelle zampe reggono le palme del martirio. Sopra la cassa è il monogramma di Cristo da cui emanano raggi di luce mentre sulla fronte è raffigurata la scena del martirio. Segue un grande capilettera iniziale calcografico e nel testo ci sono quattro finalini calcografici tre dei con una testina di putto che sporge da due ali che terminano due girali vegetali mentre il quarto raffigura un grande putto alato seduto su rami intrecciati di foglie e gigli, disegnati da Giuseppe Passari ed incisi da Giacomo Freij. Copia in carta forte ad ampi margini con normali infiorescenze. Il gesuita Daniello Bartoli nacque a Ferrara nel 1608 ed entrato nell'ordine, anziché essere inviato nelle Indie dovette insegnare retorica e vestì l'abito nel 1623. Tredici anni dopo divenne sacerdote e grazie alle sue doti di studioso il generale dell'Ordine, lo volle a Roma con l'incarico di storico della Compagnia di Gesù. Il progetto originario doveva occuparsi dei continenti che vedevano la Compagnia di Gesù presente con i propri membri. In realtà l'imponenza della documentazione che aveva a diposizione rese improbo il suo lavoro. Dal 1671 per due anni fu Rettore del Collegio Romano. Morì a Bologna nel 1677.L'opera costituisce il racconto della missione del padre Rodolfo Acquaviva gesuita alla corte del Gram Mogul Akbar il Grande che regnò dal 1555 al 1605: il primo capitolo è dedicato alla descrizione del regno e del sovrano per la cui conversione l'Ordine decise di inviare Rodolfo d'Acquaviva nato nel 1550 da Girolamo Duca di Atri e da Margherita sorella del Cardinale Rodolfo Pii di Carpi. Dopo gli studi Macerata andò a Roma e nel 1568 entrò nei Gesuiti, quando fu deciso di inviarlo alla corte del Mogul passò a Lisbona in Portogallo e il 24 marzo 1578 partì per l'India. Vi giunse sei mesi dopo, in settembre. Giunse alla corte di Akbar nel 1580 e dopo tre anni, senza che avvenisse la conversione dell'imperatore che volle che i rappresentanti delle diverse religioni si confrontassero fra loro, tornò a Goa dove venne nominato superiore della missione di Salsette. Qui il 13 luglio 1583 fu ucciso insieme ad altri quattro confratelli: Alfonsa Paceco, Pietro Berni, Antonio Franceschi e Francesco Aragna. L'opera termina con gli esempi di virtù del padre e dei suoi compagni il cui processo di beatificazione, iniziato nel 1598, terminò solo con leone XIII nel 1893. Giovanni Maria Salvioni dedica la riedizione dell'opera al cardinale Francesco Acquaviva d'Aragona, spiegando che gli era giunta fra le mani una copia della prima edizione romana del 1663 . nell'elenco degli scrittori che trattarono la vita di Padre Rodolfo d'Acquaviva vengono ricordate anche l'edizione milanese del 1664, quella di Roma del 1667 e la bolognese di cinque anni dopo.

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        A Journal of the Session Containing the Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session in the Most Important Tales Heard and Determin'd from February 1705 Till November 1713 and the Acts of Sederunt Made in That Time

      Printed for the Author, Edinburgh 1714 - Relatively clean copy with usual library stamps and Reference Department bookplate to inside front cover. Brown leather with raised bands to spine. Front and rear covers are detached. The surface of the leather shows signs of severe wear with scuffing to edges. Internally relatively with virtually no signs of foxing and really good condition for the age of the book. Does need some TLC. Very heavy book may require extra postage for overseas delivery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suetonius & Samuel Pitiscus Caji Suetonii Tranquilli OPERA…

      Leovardiae, F. Halma, 1714. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. …& in illa commentarius Samuelis Pitisci, In quo Antiquitates Romane ex auctoribus idoneis fere nongentis, Graecis et Latinis, veteribus & recentioribus, perpetuo tenore explicantur. Huic accedunt Terni Incdices: 1. Editionum. II. Auctorum cum laudatorum, tum obiter notatorum, emendatorum, explicitorum. III. Rerum absolutissimus & locupletissimus. Illustrated plates include: scenes from Julius Caesar, Caligula, destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, gladiators w/ chariots, & more. Original calf leather, rebacked with original gilt spines laid down. Marble end papers. Engraved frontis & 27 plates. Moderate wear. Good condition overall. Publisher: Leovardiae, F. Halma, 1714

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        Opera

      Caji Suetonii Tranquilli; Opera. Leovardiae: Franciscus Halma, 1714-1715. Complete in two volumes. Commentarius  by Samuelis Pitisci, in quo Antiquitates Romanae ex' auctoribus fere nongentis, Gracecis et Latinis. Terni Indeces. Imperatorum Imperatoresque. Second edition. Latin text.4to (9in.x12in., 235mmx300mm.) pp, (5), (21), (19), (1), 724. Vol. 2 paginated 725-1344. Full vellum with blind stamped decorative crest to front and rear boards. Raised bands forming seven compartments. Brown leather lables with gilt titles to spines. Black and red title pages. 29 copper plates including engraved frontispiece to vol. 1.  Engraved head and tail pieces to each chapter. Decorative initials.Lightly soiled vellum. Light rubbing and bumping to perimeters, else bindings are strong. No chipping or tearing. Previous owner's info to front end pieces. Inked markings to titles, else interiors are clean and crisp. No foxing. Overall contion to be near fine to near fine plus. Beautiful plates in fine condition.

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        A JOURNAL OF THE LAST VOYAGE PERFORM'D BY MONSR. DE LA SALE, TO THE GULPH OF MEXICO TO FIND OUT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISIPI RIVER

      London: Printed for A. Bell, et al, 1714.. [2],xxi,[9],205,[5]pp. plus folding map. Contemporary paneled calf, expertly rebacked with original backstrip preserved. Armorial bookplate. Map clean and bright. Fine. The first translation into English of the version of Joutel's narrative edited by De Michel, originally published in Paris the previous year, including the account of La Salle's Texas colony and the return of the remainder of his party to Canada via the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Of the three major narratives of the journey, this record, by La Salle's closest subordinate, is the most valuable. The party embarked in 1684, ostensibly to establish a French base at the mouth of the Mississippi as a headquarters for operations, but also to push as far as possible into the region in order to gain a foothold against the Spanish. In fact, through a conscious deceit, the base was established at Espiritu Santo Bay, in Texas, from whence the party spent two years making excursions into the surrounding territory. When promised reinforcements failed to appear, La Salle and his men determined to return to Canada via the Mississippi; however, one of the company assassinated La Salle when they reached the Trinity River, and the party split up. Some of the survivors, including Joutel, pressed on, reaching Canada by way of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Joutel's account is highlighted by the splendid map based on his own observations. This is the first map showing the results of La Salle's journeys, and for its era it gives very accurate delineations of the course of the Mississippi from its northern headwaters to its mouth, and of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence, complete with a beautiful engraved vignette of Niagara Falls. 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, "b." SABIN 36762. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 79a. CHURCH 859. RAINES, pp.130-31. GREENLY, MICHIGAN, pp.20-21. HARRISSE NOUVELLE FRANCE 750. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 714/70. CLARK 1:14. GRAFF 2252. JONES 399. STREETER SALE 112.

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        ORATIONES EPISTOLAE & POEMATA. ( 2 tomes dans 1 volume)

      Lipsae,(Lyon) Joh. Grossii, 1714.** . Relié, plein parchemin, tranches rouge, frontispice gravée n/b, 11x17,5cm, 798pp + 112pp. Cum praesatione & insignibus augmentis M. Jacobi Thomasii. Sub calcem adjectae sunt nuptiae parisinae.

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        The Rape of the Lock. An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Canto's; BOUND WITH A Key to the Lock or, A Treatise Proving, Beyond All Contradiction, the Dangerous Tendency of a Late Poem, Entituled [sic], ... To Government and Religion By Esdras Barnivelt, Apoth

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, at the Cross-Keys in Fleetstreet, 1714; Printed for J. Roberts, 1715, 1714. Pp. [8], 48 with 11 engravings (includes 2 headpieces, 1 tailpiece, and 2 initials) signed on the plate Lud. Du Guernier, inv. and C. Du Bosc, sculp., title-page printed in red and black. ESTC - T5727 with the catchword "Th" on p.8 and the misnumbered pages 29, 44 and 45 (26, 45, 44 respectively). "First published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines)." - Wikipedia. BOUND WITH "A Key to the Lock. Or, A Treatise proving, beyond all Contradiction, the dangerous Tendency of a late Poem, entituled [sic], The Rape of the Lock. To Government and Religion. By Esdras Barnivelt, Apoth. The Second Edition. To which are added commendatory Copies of Verses, by the most Eminent Political Wits of the Age." "Written in 1715 by Pope (using the pseudonym Esdras Barnivelt), this humorous interpretation of The Rape of the Lock serves as a warning to critics not to take the poem too seriously. In the Key Pope exposes his own poem as a dangerous political allegory (Belinda represents Great Britain, the Lock represents the Barrier Treaty...). The Key also shows Pope trying to placate Sir George Brown (the original for Sir Plume, Sir George was none too happy with the role he played in the poem) by indicating there were at least two possible originals for Sir Plume. " P. 8, then 7-32, first leaf of text catchword "nal", ESTC - T5683. Bound in modern quarter maroon morocco and cloth boards, gilt spine lettering, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. From the library of the internationally recognized bibliophile and collector of rare manuscripts, Abel E. Berland, with his small nameplate to front pastedown. Contemporary signature to title-page, otherwise interior very clean and bright. A lovely copy overall. . First Complete Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 12mo..

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        An Attempt Towards Recovering an Account of the Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England : Heads of Colleges, Fellows, Scholars, & C. Who Were Sequester'd, Harrass'd, &c. in the Late Times of the Grand Rebellion.: . .occasion'd by the Ninth Chapter (Now the Second Volume) of Dr. Calamy's Abridgment of the Life of Mr. Baxter. Together with an Examination of That Chapter. by John Walker, M. A. Rector of St. Mary's the More in Exeter

      London : Printed By W. S. For J. Nicholson, R. Knaplock, R. Wilkin, B. Tooke, D. Midwinter, And B. Cowse, MDCCXIV. [1714] - Physical desc. : [4], li, [17], 204; 436p. ; 2°. Subject: Church of England - Clergy - Early works to 1800. Clergy. Civil War. Sequestrations. ESTC citation no. : T145152. Referenced by: Kress, S.2689. Baxter's autobiography, Reliquiae, pubd 1696; Calamy's Abridgment, 1702. Finely bound in modern coarse calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked title label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 436 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Ecclesiastica Dissertationibus

      Paris - Anthony Dezallier, 1714 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the Ecclesiastical History Dissertations. In Latin. With vignette title pages and decorative head- and tailpieces. Written by Natalis Alexandri (or Nol Alexandre), a Parisien priest, theologist and historian. In 1654, Alexandre joined the Dominicans in his hometown. Shortly after his ordination, he was appointed professor (first regent) of philosophy at the convent of Saint-Jacques in Paris. The success of Alexandre's subsequent lectures at the Sorbonne led to his selection by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as tutor to his son, Jacques Nicolas Colbert, afterwards archbishop of Rouen. Alexandre obtained the degree of doctor in divinity from the Sorbonne in 1675 and for twelve years taught philosophy, theology and ecclesiastical law to the members of the Saint-Jacques community. He played a prominent part in ecclesiastical affairs and preached several times before Louis XIV, who granted him an annual pension of 800 livres. He became provincial of his order in 1706, but was banished to Chtellerault in 1709 for having subscribed to the Jansenist Cas de conscience (1703), and was deprived of his pension in 1713 on account of his opposition to the bull Unigenitus. He died in Paris on August 21, 1724, having lost his sight some time before owing to his strenuous literary activity. His numerous works are still much valued by ecclesiastical students. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Invellum bindings. Externally worn, withrubbing and marks to the boards. Some worming to boards and spines. Some loss to spines of volumes III, V, VII and VIII. Backstrip of volume VI lifting, and spine label missing. Front joint of volume III failed, and board is held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Hinges of volumes IV, V, VIand VIII strained, but holding. Monastic bookplates and monastic library labelsto pastedowns, and stamps of St Augustine's to title pages. Neat ink signatures to title pages. Off-setting present in places. Pages foxed throughout. OVERALL: GOOD ONLY, but remarkably complete given the age of the books..

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        Batavia Sacra, sive Res Gestae apostolicorum virorum, qui fidem Bataviae primi intulerunt, in duas partes divisa. cum typis aeneis

      Bruxellis., Franciscus Foppens., 1714. 35 x 23 cms, gegraveerd titelblad, titelblad, (34), + 536, (1) bladzijden. Gegraveerd wapenschild van Paradanus, portretten van Petrus Purmerent + Stephanus Crachtius + Leonardus Marius Goesanus, plattegrond van Ecclesia Bavonis buiten tekst + wapenschilden van de Utrechtse bisschoppen, + afbeeldingen van de 12 Nederlandse apostelen en kerkbestuurderen in de tekst + gravures van de kerken te Haarlem, Groningen enz. in de tekst. Een enkel blad met kleine scheur. Schutbladen met vouw. Stempel; Albertinum Nijmegen. Lederen band uit de tijd met vergulde rug. Sleet aan de randen en hoeken. Voorplat zwak aan de touwen. KEYWORDS: church history. Nederland.

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        The Gamester: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the New Theatre In Lincolns-Inn Fields By Her Majesty's Servants. The Prologue Spoke by Mr. Betterton. Written by N. Rowe, Esq; The Third Edition

      1714 Duodecimo, 6.3 x 3.75 inches. Third edition. A4, B-D12, E2. 75 pages. This copy has a pale splotch on the title page, and two leaves have a slight water stain. It is a large copy, and has been recently rebound in full parchment over boards.   A stand  female playwright  of what has been called "A sad lot were all these early feminine intruders into the field of letters, -Aphra Behn, Mrs. Manley, Mrs. Pilkington, and the rest. Mrs. Centlivre was the best of them. Almost the first of her sex to adopt literature as a calling, she may well be regarded as an unconscious reformer, the leader of a forlorn hope against that literary fortress which was so long defended by the cruel sneers of its masculine garrison. She fell upon the glacis. But over her body the Amazons have marched on to victory." (H. A. Huntington, "Mrs. Centlivre," Atlantic Monthly, 1882, vol. 49, page 764. "[Centlivre's] plays have a provoking spirit and volatile salt in them, which still preserves them, from decay. Congreve is said to have been jealous of their success at the time, and that it was one cause which drove him in disgust from the stage. If so, it was without any good reason, for these plays have great and intrinsic merit in them, which entitled them to their popularity, and besides, their merit was of a kind entirely different from his own." (William Hazlitt, 1818, "Lectures on the English Comic Writers," Lecture viii. The original source for the plot line was Jean Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur." The prologue was written by Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718).

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        The antient and present state of the University of Oxford : Containing I. An account of its antiquity, ... II. An account of its colleges, ... III. An account of the laws, ... With an appendix and index ... - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible against St. Dunstan's Chuech in Fleetstreet, 1714. 1st Edition. Signatures: v. 1. A8, a4, B-Z8, Aa-Ll8; v. 2. 1 leaf unsigned, A-X8, Y4, a-m8 (m8, blank? wanting). Page 79, v. 1, p. 204, v. 2, incorrectly numbered 97, 240, respectively. Physical desc.: 2 v. (518, 334 p.) ; 20 cm. Referenced by: ESTC, T88300. Subject: University of Oxford - History - Early works to 1800. Title within double line border. Marginal notes. Provenence; Bookplates of John Powys Esq. and Thomas Powys Esq. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf; panels elaborately tooled in blind. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with red Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        [Verneüerte Landes-Ordnung deroselben Erb-Königreichs Böheimb] Der Röm: Kais: auch zu Hungarn und Böheimb, &c. Königlichen Majestät Ferdinandi des Andern, &c. Verneüerte Landes-Ordnung deroselben Erb-Königreichs Böheimb / Auff der jetzt Regierenden Kayser- und Königl: Majest: Ferdinandi des Dritten, &c. allergnädigsten Befehl von neüen aufgeleget, und mit unterschiedlichen Declarationen und Novellen vermehret

      Prag, Arnolt 1714. 31 cm. 3 Teile in 1 Band; (12), 506, (10) S.; (2) S., S. 507-551, (1) S.; (6), 131, (3) Seiten mit 4 Wappenkupfern (davon 2 ganzseitig und 2 als Titelvignette in Teil 1 und 3), 1 Wappenholzschnitt (in Teil 2), Teil 1 und 3 Titel rot und schwarz. Pergament-Band der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Teil 2 mit besonderem Titel: Bergwercks-Vergleichung im Königreich Böheimb. Welche von Weyland Kaysern Maximiliano II. mit denen Ständen der Cron Böheimb, Anno 1575. auffgerichtet, und publiciret worden. Deßgleichen St. Wenzels-Vertrag, Welcher beyder Stücke in der Verneuerten Landes-Ordnung X. XXI. und A. XXXV. gedacht wird. Teil 3 mit besonderem Titel: Der Röm. Kay: auch zu Hungarn und Böheimb, Königl: Majestät Ferdinandi des Dritten, etc. Uber der Neüen Lands-Ordnung des Königreichs Böheimb publicirte Königliche Declaration und Novellen. Einband etwas fleckig, erste und letzte Blatt wasserrandig und vereinzelt Wurmlöcher. Provenienz: Exemplar aus der Fürstlich Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg'schen Hofbibliothek Kleinheubach mit deren Rücken-Signatur und Stempel auf Titel -

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        The Guardian

      London: printed for J. Tonson, 1714. 2 volumes, 12mo. (6 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches). Half-title to vol.II. First edition in book form. CBEL II, 1274- 5. [With:] [Sir Richard STEELE]. The Englishman: Being a sequel to the Guardian. London: printed by Sam. Buckley, 1714. 12mo. (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches). First edition in book form.. CBEL II, 1114 [and:] [Joseph ADDISON]. The Free-Holder, or political essays. London: printed for D. Midwinter and J. Tonson, 1716. 12mo (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches). Half-title. First edition in book form. CBEL II, 1101; cf. Rothschild I, 10 (8vo issue). 3 works in four volumes. Uniform contemporary black morocco, covers elaborately panelled in gilt with floral cornerpieces, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others elaborately tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers (one volume with hinge repaired). Provenance: Anne White (inscription dated 1772 in each volume). A very fine series in a very unusual contemporary binding. The use of morocco and the elaborate tooling suggest that, originally, these works were either bound for a very high status original owner, or that they were intended for presentation. This is counteracted by the knowledge that these works were also available in an octavo format that was more expensive. The likely explanation is that they originally formed part of a gentleman's (or ladies) personal travelling library. In any event, all three works offer a contemporary light on British political events of the day: a fascinating glimpse of an important period in modern history.

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        Tabulae anatomicae

      Rome: Francesco Gonzaga, 1714 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Tabulae anatomicae. Edited by Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720). Rome: Francesco Gonzaga, 1714. 2° (399 x 264 mm). Engraved title vignette after Pier Leone Ghezzi, engraved graduated scale plate, 47 full-page copperplate engravings by Giulio de' Musi after drawings by Eustachi and Pier Matteo Pini. Text and tables browned and foxed, ink spots on some leaves. Contemporary calf with spine gilt, cover boards and spine worn and bumped. Pictorial bookplate by Francois Moutier on inner board. ---- Choulant-Frank pp. 200-202; Garrison-Morton 391; Wellcome II, p. 536; Norman 740. - FIRST EDITION. This series of 47 plates were prepared in 1552 to illustrate a projected book by Eustachius (ca. 1505-1574) entitled De dissensionibus ac controversiis anatomicis, which was never realized before Eustachius's death. Only the first eight copperplate engravings were published during Eustachius's lifetime, in his Opuscula anatomica. Early in the 18th-century the plates were found and brought to the attention of Giovanni Maria Lancisi, who published the full series of 47 plates along with his notes..

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        THE WHOLE ART OF FISHING, being A Collection and Improvement of all that has been written upon this Subject: with many New Experiments

      Showing the Different Ways of Angling, and the best Methods of taking Fresh-water Fish. To which is added The Laws of Angling.  FIRST EDITION 1714, 8vo, approximately 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, engraved frontispiece by Hulsbergh of men fishing with Winsor Castle in the background, with tissue guard, woodcut head and tail pieces, woodcut initials, pages: Title page, 4 pages of Preface, 1-111, last page is index, blank sheets at rear to pad out the book, bound in half green morocco, gilt lettering with gilt angling motifs between raised bands to spine, marbled boards with dividing double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding slightly rubbed, with slight loss to the gilt date at bottom of spine, head of spine rubbed, corners rubbed and slight shelf wear to edges, frontispiece slightly shaved at outer margin, tip of lower outer corner of title page neatly repaired, occasional pale staining to margins, pale age-browning and occasional pale brown mark and fingermark, a few margins a little dusty, otherwise a very good copy. See Westwood and Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A Catalogue of Books on Angling, page18; The Library of the Late John Gerard Heckscher, page 18 , No. 98. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE WORKS OF MONSIEUR DE MOLIERE. IN SIX VOLUMES

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1714.. [30],207,[3];[2],210,[2];[4],288;[4],288;[4],21 9,[1];268pp. Six volumes bound in three. 12mo. Late 19th century three-quarter gilt red morocco and marbled boards, a.e.g. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Vertue after the painting by Pignard. Some foxing and uniform tanning, thin paper flaw along outer margin of B6 in first volume (with no loss), lower portion of final general title backed at an early point, with no loss of letterpress, and a bit of soiling to lower margins of following three leaves, but a good set, attractively bound, with the bookplates of Edward and Andrew W. Arnold. The first collected edition of Moliere in English, translated (with the exception of two of the plays), with a prefatory Life, by John Ozell, a prolific translator of the times who found his capacity for such work derided by Pope and Swift. Moliere was of considerable influence on the English stage via adaptations and derivatives by greater and lesser talents, and even if the translations printed here were considered less than graceful by some, they were widely read. At the end of his Dedication to the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Ozell notes "that the Misanthrope and Malade Imaginaire ... are translated by other Persons, whose Names I forbear to mention, since they have thought fit to conceal themselves." ESTC N25815 HARRIS, p.105.

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        De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen

      Amsterdam:: P. Keur, P. Rotterdam, P. Rotterdam de Jonge,. ca. 1714.. later edition. Stunning original color map of the Holy Lands, from the Turkish coast, including Cyprus, to Egypt, the Persian Gulf and Armenia. Showing the present day Middle East in the area of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, with parts of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran. Five vignettes from Genesis, including the Ark; Adam & Eve being cast out of Eden; Adam with animals; Eve picking the apple. Magnificent full original color with gold highlights at the vignettes. Central fold, bright fresh colors on bright, clean paper in lovely condition. Text on verso in Dutch. Image size: 18 1/4 x 13 7/8". Paper size: 21 3/8 x 17 3/8". cf. Laor, E. #805; Poortman & Augusteijn #131, G-II-2.

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        Histoire des ordres monastiques' religeux et militaires, et des congregations seculiers de l'un & de l'autre sexe, qui ont este establies jusqu' a present. Tome second

      Paris: Chez Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1714. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. 436 numbered pages + 16 leaf index + 119 full page copperplate engravings. Marbled endpapers. Title page in black and red. All edges rouged. Pages and engravings are clean and bright. Bound in contemporary full calf with five gilt and raised bands and extensive decoration to the five compartments of the spine and a red spine label with gilt title to one compartment. Wear to the spine and to the edges, a little more to the top edge of the front board. Spine a little weak around page 202 with some loosening of a few leaves. An excellent copy of the self-contained second volume of Helyot's important work on the history, habits and dress of the religious and knightly orders up to the early 18th Century. Highly illustrated with 119 engravings depicting the habits of more than 100 of the most notable religious and knightly orders (male and female) up to that time, including St. Sepulcre, St. Victor, Norbertines, and various Hospitallers, Knights and Orders in England and Ireland.

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        Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant. [With, part two:] Explication des cent estampes qui représentent les costumes des differentes nations du Levant. Avec de nouvelles estampes de ceremonies turques qui ont aussi leurs explications

      Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714; Jacques Collombat, 1715. Folio. (19 3/4 x 13 inches). Engraved title, 102 engraved plates (comprising 100 numbered plates and 2 unnumbered, 3 double-page), one leaf of engraved music. Contemporary red morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers (expert restoration to the joints). A lovely copy of Le Hay and Ferriol's famous work depicting the costume of the Levant: this copy bound in 18th century red morocco. The plates are based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. In 1707, Ferriol commissioned Jean Baptiste van Mour to paint one hundred pictures of different officials and races in their costumes: the chief eunuch; a Turkish man cutting himself to show his love for his mistress; a Jewish woman taking goods to Turkish harems; a Greek bride; a Turkish women at leisure; Albanians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Persians and Arabs. When the paintings were complete, Ferriol helped le Hay to publish the present engravings of the pictures. Le Hay's work was an instant success and the plates quickly became the principal source of turqueries for artists and publishers throughout Europe. In recognition of van Mour's talents, he was granted the unique post of `Peintre ordinaire du Roi en Levant' in 1725. Atabey 429; Blackmer 591; Colas 1819-20; Brunet III, 947-8; Cohen-de Ricci 392l; Lipperheide 413, 414

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        ACTS AND LAWS, OF HER MAJESTIES PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND

      Boston: Printed by B. Green for Benjamin Eliot, 1714-1723.. [2],392pp. [bound with:] THE CHARTER GRANTED BY THEIR MAJESTIES KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND; THE TABLE [i.e. the index to ACTS...]; and twenty-four consecutive printings of session laws through 1723. Quarto. Contemporary tooled calf. Calf moderately worn; covers bowed. Early ink scribblings and numerical notations on the endpapers. Minor dampstaining toward the rear. Printed ownership label affixed to front pastedown. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The earliest obtainable version of the Massachusetts-Bay colony laws, since the 17th- century versions are virtually unobtainable today. Second issue, with the reprinting notice on the verso of the titlepage, with the CHARTER... preceding the ACTS... and the second edition of THE TABLE containing pagination through 1721 (also bound in prior to the ACTS... titlepage). All of the session laws which followed through 1723 are present (they are continuously paginated, although issued periodically). This version of the laws would have been made obsolete by the 1726 version of the laws, when the session law numbering would have begun all over again. A nice early colonial legal volume, in contemporary condition. EVANS 1686, 1750-1752, 1815, 1816, 1891, 1892, 1966-1968, 2031, 2032, 2130, 2131, 2233- 2237, 2347-2348, 2442-2444.

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        TRAGEDY OF JANE SHORE

      1714. Very Good. ROWE, N[icholas]. THE TRAGEDY OF JANE SHORE. Written in imitation of Shakespear's style. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott ..., 1714. First edition, with the following readings on p. 18, line 3: "the heart" and on p. 19, line 17: "This trickling Show'r of Teats,"and the publisher's notice on last page dated January 28, 1713-14. Small quarto. A-I4. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. [8],63,[1] pp. Bound in Roxburghe style brown quarter morocco with brown linen sides that shows slight shelfwear. Early ink ownership (`Mr Wilkson his book') p. 13. Bookplate of Edgar F. Leo at front pastedown. The first three leaves and the final three leaves are browned and soiled; otherwise the text is clean but for an occasional bit of light foxing and/or soiling. The final leaf has been repaired along the inside edge and has a small lacuna. Very good overall. Jane Shore was real person. She was a famous London beauty of humble origins, who, after her marriage to William Shore, a mercer, was annulled, became notorious as the mistress of Edward IV and others. She was charged with conspiracy against the protectionist government of Richard III and imprisoned at Ludgate, but only after having performed mandatory public penance for her promiscuous behavior. 'Mistress Shore' is mentioned only a few times in Shakespeare's Richard III as King Edwards's whore, Lord Hasting's whore, just about anyone's whore. But in Nicholas Rowe's `Tragedy of Jane Shore' - the story of a London wife seduced by one king, Edward IV, and harshly punished by another, Richard III - she is a suffering and penitent victim. Sarah Siddons was famous in the role. Beside being the author of lachrymose 'She-Tragedies' such as `Jane Shore,' `The Fair Penitent,' and `Lady Jane Grey,' Rowe did useful work as editor of Shakespeare's plays. He was the first to prefix a list of dramatis persona to each play, to divide and number acts and scenes on rational principles, and to mark the entrances and exits of the characters. In addition, he corrected and modernized spelling, punctuation, and grammar. His octavo edition of Shakespeare's collected works (1709) was also a first: previous to

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        Harmonia Sacra: or Divine Hymns and Dialogues; with a Through-Bass for the Theorbo-Lute, Bass Viol, Harpsichord, or Organ. Composed by the Best Masters of the Last and Present Age. The Words by several Learned and Pious Persons. The first Book. The 2d. Edition very much Enlarged and Corrected; also fou[r] Excellent Anthems of the late Mr. H. Purcell’s never before printed London: Printed by William Pearson, for Henry Playford and John Sprint 1703. Harmonia Sacra Book II. The 2d. Edition very much Enlarg’d and Corrected; also Three Excellent Anthems, never before printed, by Mr. Croft, the late Dr. Blow, and Mr. Jer. Clark

      London: Printed by William Pearson, for S. H. and sold by John Young 1714 - Second editions, formerly belonging to the composer William Horsley (1774–1858), one of the founders of the Philharmonic Society, a friend of Callcott and Mendelssohn, and ‘one of the most elegant, learned and artistic of all the excellent glee composers our country has produced’ (Baptie, Sketches of the English Glee Composers, p. 82). Purcell edited the two books when they first appeared, published by Playford in 1688 and 1693, with music by himself, Blow, Pelham Humfrey, Matthew Locke, Jeremiah Clarke etc. setting texts by Cowley, Donne, Herbert, Thomas Flatman, William Fuller, Jeremy Taylor, Nahum Tate, and Sir Thomas Dereham. This second edition is important for printing four of Purcell’s celebrated psalm settings for the first time: ‘Blessed is He who Considereth the Poor’, ‘I was Glad’, ‘O Give Thanks’ and ‘My Song shall be Alway’. Folio (296 × 195 mm), pp. [6], 130, plus engraved frontispiece by Gribelin (old paper repair to fore-edge), title printed in red and black; [6], 112; the music printed typographically; title-page to the First Book rather dusty, mounted on a stub and cut close along the fore-edge; some dust-soiling and fingermarking, but withal a good, crisp copy in mid eighteenth-century half calf, spine now all but perished, joints firm, sometime strengthened with paper, corners worn; ink ownership inscriptions of ‘Wm R[??]ght Feb. 1749’ (partially obliterated in ink), ‘R. J. Stanley, Spalding’, and ‘Wm Horsley Mus: Bac: Oxon.’ (also his gilt morocco label to the front board); later presented to the Royal College of Organist by Victoria Grosvenor, 1894; in a cloth box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Steele Detected: or, the Poor and Oppressed Orphan’s Letters to the Great and Arbitrary Mr. Steele; Complaining of the Great Injustice done, to the Publick in General, and to Himself in Particular, by the Ladies Library; Publish’d by Mr. Steele.

      Together with Mr Steele’s Answers; and some just Reflections on them London: Printed for John Morphew: First edition 1714 - 8vo., 21 (3) pp., small neat closed tear to extreme top right-hand corner of title-page, some light occasional staining, some fore-edges untrimmed as usual, bound in later quarter morocco backed boards, slighty chipped at top of spine with some light rubbing. A generally VG copy of this rare work. The ESTC collation for this pamphlet does not call for a frontispiece, but some of the fifteen copies recorded to report a plate. The frontispiece would infact appear to be a reproduction of the 17th century engraved title-page for Taylor's Holy Living; the relevance of this image was no doubt not immediately obvious to early binders, and the plate was therefore discarded. A remarkable squabble over copyright, by the grandson of the bookseller Richard Royston , and the son of Royston's successor Luke Meredith. Earlier in the year the Richard Steele had published, through Jacob Tonson, a compilation called The Ladies Library; the text had been edited for Steele by Bishop Berkeley. "The work is a sort of mixed grill, improvingly arranged, of extracts from seventeenth-century divines, with large chunks from [Jeremy] Taylor, and predominantly from Holy Living. Royston Meredith, who was evidently Royston's, and co-heir with his sister Elizabeth Meredith, complained that he was being robbed of his literary property (other works originally published by Royston, besides those by Taylor, were rifled to fill The Ladies Library); he wrote to Steele and accused him of theft from 'two poor orphans who had very little else to subsist on.' The orphans were presumably himself and his sister. Later he threatened proceedings on account of his rights in Taylor's works. Steele retorted with his intention to do 'all the good offices I can to the reverend author's grandchild now in town.' Meredith beleived this to be, on Steele's part merely 'a blind excuse for his notorious plagiarisms.'" - Gathorne-Hardy and Williams, A Bibliography of the notorious plagiarisms; Gathorne-Hardy and Williams, A Bibliography of the Writings of Jeremy Taylor, p.36. For the exchange of letters between Meredith and Steele (for which there is no manuscript source), see The Correspondence of Richard Steele (edited by Blanchard), pages 97-100. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la vie de S. Remy Archevêque de Reims.

      Chez Claude Bouchard 1714 - - Chez Claude Bouchard, A Chaalon (Châlon) _1714, Pet. in 8 (9,5x16,6cm), (48) 490pp. (14), relié. - Edition originale, rare. Privilège de 1686 cédé à Claude Bouchard. Un frontispice de Thomassin représentant S. Rémy lors d'un baptème. Un bandeau de titre et une lettrine, une figure représentant le tombeau de l'archevêque. Plein maroquin rouge glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette sur les coupes et intérieure. Tranches dorées. Dos fendillé. Un coin émoussé. Bel exemplaire. Hagiographie du célèbre archevêque de Reims qui convertit Clovis au Ve siècle après Jésus-Christ et donna naissance à la monarchie française. Il est une des grandes figures de l'église des Gaules. Nombreuses considérations et dissertations historiques sur le diocèse de Reims, l'abbaye de s. Remi. Livres à Figures (48) 490pp. (14) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Royaume de Sicile

      Rarissima mappa tratta dal "Nouveau Petit Atlas - Atlas soluagé de son gros pesant Fardeau" stampato a Leida, circa 1714. L?atlante è incredibilmente raro e solo una copia completa è conosciuta nella biblioteca di Leida, mentre Burden possiede solo il primo volume. L'atlante è composto di nove parti: una parte generale denominata "Nouveau Petit Atlas" e 8 parti con mappe di una certa regione ogni intitolato "Atlas Soulage de son gros e pesant Fardeau". Quasi tutte le mappe vengono stampate utilizzando e rielaborando le lastre di Janssonius per il suo "Atlas Minor", atlante di ispirazione mercatoriana che prima Hondius poi Janssonius ampliarono e aggiornarono. I titoli e la scala sono stati tradotti in francese. I cartigli sono stati modernizzati, con una forma tonda od ovale composta e delle rose dei venti aggiunte. Alcuni toponimi sono aggiunti, come si nota dalla diversa grafia incisa. Le carte dell?Italia che proponiamo provengono dall?ottava ed ultima parte dell?atlante, denominata ?L?Atlas Soulagé de son gros & pesant fardeu: Ou NOUVELLES CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES qui contiennent l?ITALIE, avec le Paryies principales qui la composent comme l?Etat del L?eglise, Naples, Sicile, &c. Ouvage propre pour Vouager commodement & agréablement des Yeux?. Lastra di rame con colore coevo, picoclo restauro al margine sinistro, per il resto in perfette condizioni. Grandissima rarità cartografica. A very rare map taken from the "Nouveau Petit Atlas - Atlas soluagé de son gros pesant fardeau" printed in Leiden circa 1714. The atlas is very rare and only one complete copy is known in the library of Leiden, while Burden old only the first volume. The atlas is composed of nine parts: a general part "Nouveau Petit Atlas" and 8 parts with maps of a certain region each titled "Atlas soulagé de son gros & pesant fardeau". Almost all maps are printed from reworked plates of Janssonius's "Atlas Minor". The titles and scale were translated into French. The cartouches have been modernized and windrose added. Copperplate with contemporary outline colour, perfect conditions. Great rarity. Leida Leyden Van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlas Neerlandici, Vol. III B, pp. 561/570, 352:51. 200 145

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