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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Relation d'un voyage de la Mer du Sud. Détroit de Magellan, Bresil, Cayenne et les Isles Antilles. Où l'on voit les observations que l'auteur à faites sur la religion, moeurs & coutumes des peuples qui y habitent, et sur les divers annimeaux ., de même que des fruits & des plantes.

      - Amsterdam, L'Honoré et Chatelain, 1715. 4 Bl., 227 S. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln (davon 2 mehrf. gefaltet) u. 12 Karten u. Plänen (davon 8 gefaltet). Pappband d. Zeit, berieben, Rücken überklebt u. mit neuem Rückenschild. Bericht über eine französiche Expedition in den Jahren 1695-97, zuerst 1698 erschienen. Das kleine Geschwader unter dem Kommando von Kapitän Jean-Baptiste de Gennes segelte zunächst entlang der afrikanischen Küste, wo u.a. ein erfolgreicher Angriff auf ein britisches Fort am Gambia unternommen wurde, und wandte sich dann nach Südamerika. Hier wurden u.a. Ascension Island, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Virgines und Tierra del Fuego angelaufen. Alle Versuche, in den Pazifik vorzustoßen, scheiterten jedoch. Daraufhin machte der Verband kehrt, segelte nach Cape Frio, Bahia de Todos os Santos, Cayenne, dann an den Inseln unter und über dem Wind vorbei zurück nach La Rochelle. François Froger hatte als Kartograph und Ingenieur an der Reise teilgenommen. Seine kartographischen Aufnahmen werden für ihre Genauigkeit gelobt. Von besonderem Interesse sind seine ethnographischen und naturhistorischen Mitteilungen über Brasilien, wo er u.a. noch Gelegenheit hatte, Patagonier zu beobachten. - Die beiden mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln mit Ansichten von Rio de Janeiro und Salvador de Bahia.- Sabin 26003; vgl. Borba de Moraes 333. - Leicht gebräunt, alter Stempel Titel verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        Göttliche und wahre Metaphysica, oder wunderbahre, durch eigene Erfahrung erlangte Wissenschaft der unsichtbaren und ewigen Dinge. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Hagen, 1715.. 3 Bde. (Bd. II in 3 Tln.). Mit gest. Portrait, 3 Kupfertafeln (1 gefalt.) und 10 schematischen Textholzschnitten. 7 Bll., S. (3-)704, 16 Bll. (d. l. w.); 360, 209, 261 S., 12 Bll.; 874 S., 19 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. mit roten Rückenschildern. Jantz 2016; Brüning 3575. - Vgl. Lowndes 1925 (englisches Original 1683). - Enthält sieben umfangreiche Abhandlungen sowie "important additions and comments by the German translator" (Jantz). - John Pordage (1607-1681) gehörte zu den ersten Anhängern Jakob Böhmes in England. Pordage erweiterte Böhmes Theosophie durch eigene Visionen und beeinflusste u. a. Gichtel und den deutschen Pietismus. "Im Wesentlichen ist es der Cabbalismus, welchen Pordage nur unter eigenthümlichen Bildern und in der Sprache der mystischen Verzückung aufstellt, gerade wie man sie in Böhme`s Schrift antrifft" (Jöcher/Adelung VI, 654). Die Kupfer zeigen die Sphären der sichtbaren und unsichtbaren Welt. - Text vollständig, wie bei Vergleichsexemplaren ohne die weißen Bll. )(8 und A1 zu Beginn. - 1 Bl. mit länglichem Ausriss (fehlende Buchstaben von Hand ergänzt und von anderer Hand am Rand wiederholt), ansonsten kaum fleckiges, sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        MDCCXV. AN ALMANACK OF THE COELESTIAL MOTIONS, ASPECTS, AND ECLIPSES, FOR THE YEAR OF THE CHRISTIAN ÆRA, 1715...FITTED TO THE MERIDIAN OF BOSTON, IN NEW-ENGLAND, BEING IN 289 GR. LONG. FROM LONDON, AND 42 GR. 25 MIN. N. LATITUDE

      Boston: sold at their shops, 1715. Dbd. Contemporary ownership inscription of "Abraham Harding" on p.[8]. Moderately age-toned and soiled. Edges worn. A very good copy. A rare early 18th-century New England almanac by Edward Holyoke, who issued a series of almanacs published in Boston between 1711 and 1716. In addition to the calendar for the year, this ALMANACK OF THE COELESTIAL MOTIONS, ASPECTS, AND ECLIPSES includes two pages describing the eclipses of the year. The final page includes reference to the coronation of King George I in September 1714: "King George was proclaimed at Boston in New England, upon Wednesday, September 22, 1714, with great joy, which was very much increased, and our illuminations enlightened by the plentiful, refreshing rain with which God was Pleas'd to bless the night following after a long distressing drought...Night's showers crown the pomp of night and day. King George as Rain on mown grass, come away!" All of the Holyoke almanacs are rare. NAIP records five copies of this 1715 almanac, Drake notes one of these as imperfect.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Georgica curiosa aucta

      - - Es werden u.a. folgende Themen behandelt: Jagd, Wasserbau, Bäder, Fischfang, Imkerei, Viehzucht, Gartenbau- und architektur, Blumen, Obst, Wein, Arzneipflanzen, Landwirtschaft etc. Umfangreiche Register erschlißen das Werk. Ein dritter Teil erschien erst 1715. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Das ist: Umständlicher Bericht und klarer Unterricht von dem Adelichen Land- und Feld-Lebens Anderer Theil/In dessen Sechs Büchern gehandelt und beschrieben wird Wie die Bau-Gründe und fruchtbaren Felder auf das nützlichste und ersprießlichste anzurichten; wie sowol die Gestütterey/Abricht- und Wartung der Pferde/als auch in den Meyerhöfen groß und klein Vieh zu erziehen. Wie der Wiesewachs zu bestellen/die Bienen und Seiden-Würme. 2 Bände. 4. Ausgabe. Endter, Nürnberg, 1701. 5 Blatt/870 S/18 Blatt/6 Blatt/854/488 S./17 Blatt mit 10 Kupfertafeln u. 282 Kupferstichen im Text., original Ledereinbaände, Folio. (stark berieben u. bst./Leder mit Fehlstellen/1 Titel fehlt.)

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        Tratado de paz entre o muyto alto, e muyto poderoso Principe D. João o V. pela graça de Deos Rey de Portugal, e o muyto alto, e muyto poderoso Principe D. Felippe V. pela graça de Deos Rey Catholico de Hespanha. Feyto em Utrecht a 6. de Fevereyro de 1715. Mandado imprimir pala Secretaria de Estado.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1715. - 4°, late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century navy-blue pebbled cloth boards backed with slightly lighter blue cloth (slight wear to corners and edges), spine smooth. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Woodcut headpiece and initial on p. 3. Typographical headpiece on p. 17. Text in Portuguese, Spanish and Latin. Slightly browned. In very good condition. 24 pp. *** The Portuguese/Spanish component to the Peace of Utrecht; it adds to the stipulations of the treaty of 13 February 1668, in which Spain recognized Portuguese independence. The Portuguese are granted possession of Colonia do Sacramento (articles V-VIII), and Spain agrees to hand it over within a specified time. The slave trade and tobacco are also mentioned (articles XV-XVI and XVIII). This edition includes an introduction (p. 3) and ratifications (pp. 20-24). Within the text of the treaty, there are variations in spelling and punctuation from the edition printed without place or printer and with only 23 pp., whose title begins @Tratado de pax ?.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 867: "This edition is very rare." JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 715/4. Cf. Innocêncio IV, 344 (variant title, with 24 pp.); VII, 386 (variant title, pagination not given); and XVIII, 237 (title begins @Tratado de pax, without place or date of printing, and with only 23 pp.); and Rodrigues 2375, an edition with only 16 pp., without place or printer, whose title also begins @Tratado de pax. Not in Alden & Landis or Sabin. Not in Bosch, JFB (1994), @Ticknor Catalogue, Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. Porbase locates a copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, plus two microfilm copies at the same location. Copac locates a single copy, at Oxford University. Not located in Orbis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Voyage autour du monde. Où l'on décrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique, plusieurs côtes & isles des Indes ocidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage de la Terre del Fuego, les côtes meridiolales de Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique; l'isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines; les isles orientales qui sont près de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Luçon, Celebes, &c. La Nouvelle Hollande, les isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de sainte Helene, & le Cap de Bonne Esperance. Où l'on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces païs, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu'on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur négoce, &c.

      Robert Machuel le jeune, Rouen 1715 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Cinq volumes in-12 (163x92 mm), (12)-408-(23)-(1 bl.) / (4)-396-(10) / (8)-393-(10)-(1 bl.) / 20-309-(15) / (4)-363-(25) pages, trois frontispices et 62 planches Coiffes restaurées, pièce de tomaison du dernier volume renouvellée Rousseurs Première édition à inclure les voyages de Cowley, Shap et Wood. Grand navigateur, Dampier a effectué deux tours du monde et a été le premier Anglais à mettre le pied sur les côtes australiennes. Son ouvrage renferme notamment une longue description des Terres australes et de la Nouvelle Hollande, un traité sur les vents, marées et courants (considéré comme un des meilleurs sur le sujet à l'époque). ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers. Five 12mo (163x92 mm), (12)-408-(24) / (6)-396-(10) / (8)-393-(11) / 20-381-(15) / (4)-363-(25) pages, three frontispieces and 62 plates Caps repaired, lettering piece of last volume renewed Foxing First collected edition of Dampier in any language to include the related accounts of Cowley, Sharp and Wood. In 12 / 12mo 1572g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Ioh. Himmerich b. P. Schenk jun., "Eine accurate Karte von Pomeren, wie auch dem Landt Rügen neben Strahlsundt in Form seiner Belägerg Auch die Tiefen des Wasser mit sampt den Grunden .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1715, 48 x 57,5 Seltene Rügenkarte. Oben links die Titelkartusche, unten links Erklärungen. Die Karte zeigt Rügen und grosse Teile Vorpommerns. ( Im Westen Ribnitz - Damgarten -- Im Osten die Insel Usedom. ). Die Halbinsel Zingst ist als Insel dargestellt. - Allseitig knapparndig.

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        SIR JAMES ST. CLARE, BART. PETITIONER. }{ SIR ROBERT GORDON, SITTING MEMBER FOR THE SHIRE OF CAITNESS. THE PETITIONER'S CASE [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Minor foxing. Very good. An unrecorded British petitionary leaflet protesting the recent election of the young Sir Robert Gordon to Parliament for Caithness in Scotland. The petitioner, Sir James St. Clare (or Sinclair), lost to Gordon in the February election and argues here that his opponent was not a valid candidate, being "an Infant, not Nineteen Years of Age," and unable to prove any land holdings in Caithness that would qualify him to be elected. St. Clare notes that he traveled "Five Hundred Miles to make good this his just Complaint." He was evidently rebuffed, however, as Gordon would serve as MP for Caithness from 1715 to 1722. Sir Robert Gordon (1696- 1772) was the 4th Baronet of Letterfourie, Sutherland. This extremely rare document is among the first examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons following the accession of King George I in 1714 and the Whig Party's massive victories in the elections of 1715.

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        Dorset, anno 1715, map van Keulen

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - Dorset, anno 1715, map van Keulen Coppermap, edited by van Keulen, Amsterdam, anno 1715, size of the leaf: 61x74 cm., printed on thick paper, no cracs, good condition. Showin the coast of Dorset with Poole and Weymouth, text in dutch and english lanquage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE FOR FRANCIS BEAUMONT, UNDERTAKER FOR FORAGE, DELIVERED TO THE FORCES IN FLANDERS IN THE YEARS 1711/12 [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Two contemporary manuscript corrections. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. Very good. A rare document lobbying Parliament for payment to Francis Beaumont, who supplied British troops in Flanders with fodder during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1711 and 1712. Beaumont had contracted with the Duke of Marlborough to provide the forage with the understanding that he would receive an advance payment before the winter of 1711 and the remaining payment due one month after delivery. Although he never received the advance payment, Beaumont still provided the forage, yet still had not received any payment three years after the fact. As a result, Beaumont, "as well as many more families in Holland, Flanders and Brabant," were left in crippling debt and faced ruin. An early example of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. Rare, with ESTC and Hanson recording only one copy, at Oxford.

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        Wolga river, van Keulen, map, anno 1715

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - We offer an original copperengraving, edited by Johannes van Keulen, anno 1715, "NOVA ET ACCURATA WOLGAE FLUMINIS, olim RHA dicti DELINEATIO Auctore Adamo Oleario.", printed on thick paper, size of the leaf: 53x60 cm. little brownish, the below centerfold more. Very scarce map of the River Volga in Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der grossen Sonnen-Finsternuß, welche anno M.DCC.XV. den 3. May, Vormittag, in gantz Europa … zu sehen seyn und zwar: Theils nach ihrer … auserlesenen Orten; samt einem vorgehenden Discurs von mancherley Betrachtung der Sonn- und Monds-Finsternussen… entworffen von J. G.

      Augsburg, Brechenmacher (1715). Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. 24 S. Pappband im Stil d. Zt. 19 x 15 cm. Poggendorff I, 853; Zinner, Instrumente 319. - Die erste Tafel zeigt eine Karte mit Verlauf der Sonnenfinsternis des 3. 5. 1715 von Europa bis Nordamerika, die zweite Tafel mit Darstellung der Ausprägung der Korona an 64 europäischen Orten. - Sehr knapp beschnitten, am Titel unter Wegfall des Druckjahrs. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Paskaart/Straat Gibraltar, anno 1715, van Keulen, map

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - Coppermap, edited by J. van Keulen, approx. anno 1715, size of the map: 53x59 cm., printed on thick paper, little brownish, scarce map of Gibraltar, edited by van Keulen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF HERTFORD. THE NUMBERS AT THE LAST POLL FOR THE BOROUGH OF HERTFORD WERE...[caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good. A rare leaflet relating to the controversial Hertford Parliamentary contest between Charles Caesar, Richard Goulston, Sir Thomas Clarke, and John Boteler in 1715. During the first quarter of the 18th century, debates raged over issues of election fraud in the borough of Hertford, which elected two members of the House of Commons. Disagreements over whether non-resident freemen could cast valid votes led to various abuses, charges and countercharges, and, in the election of 1715, an overturning of the election results by petition. The present document defends the election of Caesar, a prominent Tory and Jacobite, and his long-time ally Goulston over Clarke and Boteler, both Whigs. Clarke and Boteler petitioned against the results, declaring that the mayor of Hertford refused legal votes of "occasional residents" cast for them. This leaflet argues in response that the mayor acted within bounds set by Parliament and that Clarke and Boteler sought election through threats and bribery and points out that the "first Time Occasional Inhabitants were brought in at Hertford, was at the Election in 1710; they were brought in by Sit Thomas Clarke, and his Friends; he sent his own Waggon down the Goods to Furnish Houses, and Roomes, for such Voters, Two or Three Days before that Election." Clarke and Boteler were ultimately successful in overturning the election, however, and joined the historic 1715 sweep of the Whigs into Parliament. Among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC records only two copies, both at Oxford.

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        A TRUE STATE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE LEICESTERSHIRE ELECTION

      [Leicester, 1715. Dbd. Early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good, untrimmed and unopened. A fascinating political pamphlet relating to charges of fraud, intimidation, and violence in the Leicestershire election of February 1714. The author of the pamphlet rebuts recent charges made in the "Flying Posts and other printed News Papers" that William Baresby, Under-Sheriff and overseer of the election, was attacked by partisans of the two winning candidates, attacked and forced from the polling station, and sent fleeing with a bounty on his head. It is responded that numerous witnesses can verify that no such violence occurred and that Baresby, in fact, had attempted to commit voting fraud in favor of his friends, George Ashby and Thomas Bird, who were overwhelmingly losing (and ultimately lost) to the baronets Sir Thomas Cave and Sir Jeffrey Palmer. Baresby's injuries, further, are said to have been caused by a drunken night at a pub: after cordially drinking wine with the baronets, Baresby "left the Court, and went to a Publick House hard by, call'd the Round-Head's Inn, with some of his Friends, he Supt there, and drank plentifully of strong Ale, and was very merry; and a young Woman Daughter of the Mistress of the House, coming about her occasions to the Kitchen Fire, where he was Drinking, he fell to Kissing her very eagerly, and in that action (not regarding the Fire that was near him) burnt his Coat...and it is Credibly reported in the Country, that this burnt Coat has been shewn, as a Proof of the Dangers and Sufferings he underwent, for faithfully executing his Office" (p.9). Discovered in a bound volume of ca. 1713-15 British petitions to Parliament, this is a rare and early example of British lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons during the major changes in British government of the mid-1710s. ESTC records four copies, at the British Library, Oxford, the National Library of Wales, and the Folger Library.

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        The History of the Wars, of his present Majesty Charles XII. King of Sweden; from his first landing in Denmark, to his return from Turkey to Pomerania. By a Scots gentleman in the Sweedish Service.

      Printed for A. Bell in Cornhil. 1715 [4], 192, 225-400pp. 8vo. Pages 380-381 misnumbered 376-377. Original paper flaw to B1 without loss of text, old stain to leading edge pages 225-244, some occasional sl. dusting to fore-edges & titlepage. Contemporary panelled calf, raised bands, red morocco label. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar, with signature of Robert Comvie on titlepage, again on inner front board, and a note of the purchase price '2 shill' on front endpaper.ESTC T65952. Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (Lee, Trent, Hutchins, Moore, Novak), but the attribution is disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe De-attributions.

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        Herrn von Hohbergs Georgica Curiosa Aucta : Oder: Adelichen Land- und Feld-Lebens Auf alle in Teutschland übliche Land-und Haus-Wirthschafften in Zwölff Büchern wohleingericht / [Wolfgang Helmhard von Hohberg] Neuerfundener Dritter Theil. In welchem, gantz besondere zu diesem Zweck, sehr curiose Materien, deren man sich, mit grossem Nutzen, . bedienen kan ., enthalten; auch was, bevorab in den beeden Theilen, kurtz oder gar nicht berührt, . Deme zum Beschluß, Ein bewährtes . Koch-Buch beygefüget ist ; Alles, mit . Registern, auch dienlichen Kupffern bestens versehen.

      Nürnberg : Endter 1715 - [3] Bl., 608 S., [15] Bl., 378 S., [14] Bl., 110 S., [3] Bl. : Kupfert., Druckerm. (Holzschn.), zahlr. Ill. (Kupferst.). Titelbl. in Rot- und Schwarzdr. Es fehlen die Seiten 101 - 108. Hohberg (1612 - 1688 ), holte als kaiserlicher Hauptmann 1632-41 die versäumte Schulbildung nach und eignete sich alte und neue Sprachen an. 1641 quittierte er den Dienst, übernahm das väterliche Gut Süßenbach und erwarb und pachtete in den folgenden Jahren weitere Ländereien. Mitte der sechziger Jahre übersiedelte er wirtschaftlicher Schwierigkeiten und konfessioneller Beschränkungen wegen nach Regensburg, wo er bis zu seinem Lebensende vermutlich in einer österr. protestantischen Kolonie lebte. Bereits in Österreich schloß er sich einem Kreis von Literaten, darunter Hans Wilhelm von Stubenberg, Georg Adam von Kuefstein und Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg an; 1652 wurde er in die "Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft" in Weimar aufgenommen. H. schrieb Lieder, Gedichte und Versepen. Sein Hauptwerk Georgica Curiosa [.] (1682, (6)1749) ist ein Lehrbuch der Haus- und Landwirtschaft, das auch Wissen aus den Gebieten Pädagogik, Human- und Tiermedizin, Zoologie und Botanik vermittelt. (DBE) Vgl. Dünnhaupt 10.5 und 10.6.; Kress 2958; Weiss 1661; Lipperheide Pc 4; Lindner 11.0985.01. Der zweite von insgesamt 3 Bänden. Das berühmte Hauptwerk von Wolf Helmhardt von Hohberg, des 1612 auf Schloß Lengenfeld geborenen, 1688 im Exil in Regensburg gestorbenen protestantischen Landadeligen, der von 1641 bis 1660 als kleiner Grundherr auf seinen Waldviertler Gütern Süßenbach und Oberthumeritz lebte, ist der wichtigste Vertreter der sogenannten Hausväterliteratur. Es ist ein enzyklopädisches, alle Aspekte der Wirtschaft, der Rechtsprechung, der Grundherrschaft und des Verhältnisses zu den Untertanen umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für den patriarchalischen adeligen Hausvater. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 33,5 m, Ganzpergament er Zeit. Pgmt. stark nachgedunkelt; am oberen Gelenk vorne ca. 6 cm unnd entzlang der Deckeloberkante aufgeplatzt. Frontispiz am unteren Rand und am Schnitt etwas angeschmutzt, insgesamt mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand. Der sehr seltene Dritte Teil des Buches (von 3), der erst 1715 erschien (die ersten beiden Bände erschienen erstmalig 1687).

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        PROPOSALS (BY WAY OF SUBSCRIPTION) FOR A NEW AND MOST CORRECT SETT OF MAPS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES, BY AN ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE SAME, ACCORDING TO MR. WHISTON'S AND MR. DITTON'S NEW METHOD FOR THE DISCOVERY OF THE LONGITUDE [caption title]

      [London], 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin, 5- inch lower portion of inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Some toning in upper margin and very light foxing. Very good. In the early 1710s noted mathematicians and friends William Whiston and Humphrey Ditton conducted an historic conversation over the problem of longitude, the means of figuring which had continued to elude sailors and cartographers well into the age of navigation. Whiston, Isaac Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, mentioned to Ditton that he had been able to hear the guns fired at the Battle of Beachy Head from Cambridge, some ninety miles away. Ditton seized upon the idea of the constant speed of sound as a solution to the longitude problem: firing cannons from fixed points at specified times could allow people within hearing distance to calculate their longitude based on the amount of time it took for the sound to reach them. After seeing the fireworks celebrating the Peace of Utrecht on July 7, 1713, Whiston added the element of light to the proposal, which he and Ditton had since learned was insufficient due to the unreliability of sound travel at sea. By firing a shell from a fixed location timed to explode at 6,440 feet, recorders on distant ships could time the delay between the fireball and the bang and plot their longitude accordingly. An entire fleet of signal boats, Ditton and Whiston imagined, could be anchored at regular points throughout the Atlantic to allow navigators to calculate their ships' longitudinal positions. Despite the innumerable problems with their invention, Whiston and Ditton's proposal, which they first published in 1713, led to Parliament's creation of the Board of Longitude in 1714 and its offer of an award from £10,000 to £20,000 for the discovery of a successful method of figuring longitude within a specified degree of accuracy. Whiston and Ditton laid their idea before the Board, which eventually rejected it, following widespread derision of the plan and the death of Ditton later that year. Whiston continued on, however, reimagining the invention as a land-based system that would allow for the creation of newly precise maps, beginning in England, where rockets would be fired at the intersections of every estimated meridian from Greenwich with half-degree parallels throughout the land, to be recorded by "one or more skillful Persons in every Market-Town." The present broadsheet advertises the map proposal on behalf of Whiston and Humphrey Ditton's widow and is dated "Jan. 5. 1714/5" in the final line of text. The fraction form of the year's final digit was common in printed documents during the early 18th century in England, which still had yet to change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar (Catholic countries had instituted this reform in the 16th century, and most Protestant countries followed in the early and mid-1700s - Great Britain officially changed in 1752). The DNB and other references cite October 15, 1715, as the date of Ditton's death, but the reference to his widow in this document, together with what is known of the final year of his life, strongly suggest that 1714 was the actual year of his death, with the later biographical sources possibly confused by calendar change inconsistencies. The document, this copy of which was discovered bound in a volume of early 18th-century political leaflets, was likely distributed both at bookstores, where subscriptions were sold, and in the lobby of Parliament, where subscribers and political supporters were surely sought. It describes Whiston and Ditton's method for figuring longitude, prints a sample blank table for a recorder's entry of data, and announces that "as soon as 1000 Setts of these Maps shall be Subscribed for, a large Mortar shall be procur'd, such as will shoot a Ball of Fire near a mile perpendicularly high, and be seen 50 or 60 miles distance in a clear night." The maps and the fireworks were never realized, presumably for lack of subscriptions. Despite their own plan's ultimate failure, Whiston and Ditton's work on determining longitude was the extremely important catalyst for the creation of the Board of Longitude and John Harrison's subsequent invention of the marine chronometer, the revolutionary device credited with the solving the problem for navigators by the end of the century. A fascinating and very rare document, with ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford.

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        [TO THE] LORDS COMMISSIONERS FOR THE LONGITUDE [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Closely cropped, with loss of first line of title and portion of printed signature. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Overall very good. An extremely rare petitionary leaflet relating to the historic longitude prize, evidently printed in the first two years after the creation of the Board of Longitude. In 1714, responding to a problem that had continued to beleaguer sailors and cartographers well into the age of navigation, Parliament passed the Longitude Act, establishing awards from £10,000 to £20,000 for developing an accurate method of determining longitude, and a panel, the Board of Longitude, to judge submissions. The author of the present document, Conyers Purshull (for whom no biographical information has been discovered), had submitted a plan for finding longitude at sea by "measuring the Distance which the Ship runs from Place to Place, with a Wheel fixed thro' the Bottom of a Boat towed by the Ship." His plan was rejected by the Board based on three major objections, for which Purshull offers various solutions here. The petition was discovered in a bound volume of similar documents, nearly all of which date with some certainty to 1714 and 1715, and there is no reason to believe that this document is an exception. It is among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC records no copies; OCLC lists one, at Yale.

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        Nouvelles fables choisies et mises en vers par les plus celebres auteurs Francois de ce tems - Traduites et mises en prose allemande - Ausserlesene Fabeln, von denen berühmtesten Frantzösischen Autoren dieser Zeit in Reimen gebracht - Anjetzo aber in ungebundener Teutscher Rede verfasset - 2 Teile in einem Band. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, ganzseitigem Emblemkupfer Vorred, ganzseitigen Titekupfer zu Teil 2 und insgesamt 52 Fabel-Kupfern.

      Augsburg, Andreas Maschenbauer für Johann Ulrich Krauss, 1715. Erstauflage, EA 52, 29 S. 8°, kartoniert Kupferstiche, Text zweispaltig - zweisprachig Deutsch - Französisch, Einband stärker berieben, Buchrücken beschädigt, durchgehend stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Norvegiae Maritimae ab Els-burgo ad Dronten - Pascaert van Noorwegen streckende van Els-burg tot Dronten. - Gedruckt by L. Renard.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Frederick de Wit aus Atlas de la Navigation, et du Commerce qui se fait dans toutes les parties du monde. . b. Louis Renard in Amsterdam, 1715, 49 x 56,5 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV (Maritime Atlases), Ren 1, Nr. 6. - Seekarte. - Zeigt den vollständigen Küstenstreifen Norwegens bis Trondheim. - Im Kartenhimmel große fig. Kartusche. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        TO THE HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED. THE HUMBLE PETITION OF WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, JOHN EVANS, JOHN NORBOURNE, DANIEL HALL, BENJAMIN DEVENISH, SAMUEL BALL, AND ALBION THOMPSON...[caption title]

      [London, 1715. Small folio. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Ornamental upper border. Minor foxing. Very good. A rare and early petition relating to British settlement in the eastern part of present-day Maine. The authors refer to petitioning "his Majesty in Council, on the 6th Day of December last, for having a Colony settled between New England and Nova Scotia" with "over one thousand disbanded men" and to be funded with the proceeds of a proposed coinage operation. The only copy of this document listed by OCLC and ESTC is at the New-York Historical Society, which estimates merely that the document was printed during the 1700s. The historical context, the text cited above, and discovery of this broadsheet among similar petitions dating almost exclusively to 1714 and 1715, however, make 1715 an extremely likely date of printing. In the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) the French ceded the land east of the Kennebec River (presumably the area in question here) to the British; this event and the reference to "disbanded soldiers" suggest that the War of the Spanish Succession had recently ended, which it finally did in 1714. George I succeeded Queen Anne in late 1714, meaning that the petitioning of "December last" could not have been earlier than that year. With the new monarchy and a major upheaval in the House of Commons following the general election of 1715, petitionary literature distributed in the lobby of Parliament surged, with this document almost certainly among the examples from that year. The petitioners, evidently officers who had served in the recent war, call attention to the fact that the lands they hope to settle "were formally survey'd, and given by King Charles the Second, to the Duke of York," and that the area has been confirmed as rich for farming. They ask that Parliament allow them to present their formal proposals for the settlement or, "if not thought proper to have a Colony settled in that part of North-America," at least still to grant them a contract to coin 1,000 tons worth of half-pence and farthings. A very important Maine document, one of only two surviving copies.

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        Paskaart van t' Schager-Rak Soo 't by de Oost-vaerende Zee Luyden gemeenlyk bezylt wordt. door C Voogt - Geometra - 't Amstzerdam by Ioannes van Keulen Boekverkoper aande Niewenbrug inde Gekroonde Loots-man Met Previlegie voor 15 Iaaren':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Claes Jansz Vooght b. Johannes van Keulen in Amsterdam, um 1715, 51,5 x 92,5 Nicht bei Jäger, Die Insel Rügen auf alten Karten; Koeman , Atlantes Neerlandici, part IV, p. 390, item 184. - Seekarte des Gebietes zwischen Jütland, Seeland und der schwedischen Küste bis Götheburg. - A fine sea chart of the Skagerrak with Jutland's east coast, the northernmost part of Seeland and the coast of Sweden from Landskrona until Gotenburg. - Am rechten Rand 8 weitere Seekarten (Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, S. 322, Keu 52) - Die Seekarten zeigen 8 verschiedene Detailkarten auf einem Blatt: Kopenhagen u. die beiden Inseln Amager und Saltholm; die Wismarer Bucht mit der Insel Poel; Usedom mit der Grafschaft Wolgast u. dem Greifswalder Bodden, Strela-Bodden zwischen Stralsund und Rügen; Karlskrona mit der Sorhamnsudde; Karlshamn mit der Ostseeküste; Göteborg mit der Ostseeküste sowie Marstrand mit den umliegenden Inseln. - Alle Detailkarten (ca. 13 x 14,5 cm) mit Kompaßrose u. Meilenzeiger. - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Terra Nova, ac Maris Tractus circa Novam Franciam, Angliam, Belgium, Venezuelam Novam Andalusiam, Guianam et Brasiliam. L. Renard - Terra Neuf, en de Custen van Nieuw Vranckryck, Nieu Engeland, Nieu Nederland, Nieu Andalusia, Guiana en Venezuela T' Amsterdam Gedruckt by L. Renard':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Frederick de Wit aus Atlas de la Navigation b. Louis Renard in Amsterdam, 1715, 48 x 57 Koeman, C. (Atlantes) IV, Ren 1, 26; McCorkle, B.B. (New England) 675.9 (De Wit edition, but with note about later Renard issue). Extends from Newfoundland and the St Lawrence River to the area near San Salvador, Brazil, including the eastern Caribbean, from Hispaniola eastward. - Nice detail along the Atlantic Coast, includes Lange (Long) Island, Manathans (Manhattan) Island, Nieu Amsterdam, Staaten Island, Zuydt (East) River, and similar detail around Cape Cod and New England Coastline. - Nice detail in the eastern Caribbean. Excellent detail on the South American coastline, especially the mouth of the Amazon. - Two allegorical cartouches, sea battles and compass roses. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        THE MOST SAD AND DEPLORABLE CASE OF ROBERT BLACKBURNE, JOHN BERNARDI, ROBERT CASSILLS, ROBERT MELDRUM, AND JAMES CHAMBERS. HUMBLY PRESENTED TO THE PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. Very good. A petition to Parliament to review the case of Robert Blackburne and others connected to the so-called "Lancashire Plot" who were imprisoned in London without charges, trial, or opportunity for habeas corpus. Robert Blackburne (d. 1748), a scion of prominent Roman Catholic families in Lancashire, and his companions were arrested in 1695 on suspicion of connection to an assassination plot against William III and held at Newgate prison, where "no person but our Jaylor and his Servants were permitted to speak with us. We were denied the Use of Pen, Ink, and Paper, debarred of all Comforts and Conveniences, and under great Hardships as to the very Necessaries of Life; out Confinement being so strict, that even our Food and Linnen were searched, to prevent the least Communication." When after many years of being held without trial they finally managed to enter a request for habeas corpus, their petition was denied because they had not claimed it during the first parliamentary session after their imprisonment. This, they note, had been impossible to do, as they had had no access to pen, paper, or friends beyond the prison walls. Around 1715, following the accession of King George I and the election of a new Whig Parliament, the prisoners learned of a new bill in Parliament which they hoped would at last secure their release. It apparently was never passed, and Robert Blackburne was never exonerated; he died after fifty-three years' imprisonment, never brought to trial. An early example of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons during the 1710s. Signed in print by Robert Blackburne, John Cassells, John Bernardi, Robert Meldrum, and J. Chambers. Rare, with ESTC recording only four copies, three in England and one at the Folger Library.

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        The History of Persia. Containing the Lives and Memorable Actions of its Kings from the first Erecting of that Monarchy to this Time and exact Description of all its Dominions, a curious Account of India, China, Tartary, Kermon, Arabia, Nixabur, and the Ilands of Ceylin and Timor; as also of all Cities occasionally mention’d, as schiras, Samarkand, Bokara, &c. Manners and Customs of those People, Persian Worshippers of Fire; Plants, Beasts, Product, and Trade. With Many instructive and pleasant Digression, being remarkable Stories or Passages, occasionally occurring, as Strange Burials; Burning of the Dead; Liquors of several Countries; Hunting; Fishing; Practice of Physick; famous Physicians in the East; Actions of Tamerlan, &c. To which i

      London, Jonas Brown, 1715. - 8vo. (16), 416 pp. Bound without the frontispiece as usual. Handsomely rebound in period style blind tooled full panelled calf, intricate gilt decorations, raised bands with gilt compartments and gilt lettered title label to spine, marbled endpapers. First edition in English. "A translation, with additions, of Pedro Teixeira’s ’Relaciones [.] d’el origen [.] de los reyes de Persia, [.]’, first published in 1610, and itself compiled from the histories of Mir Khwand and Turan Shah. The text is continuous despite pagination" (ESTC). Several additions from more recent writers bring Mirkhood’s history up to date. - Some light browning, otherwise an attractive copy. Goldsmiths’ 5195. Wilson 216. Cox I, 251. ESTC T92864. OCLC 222794814. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SERIOUS CALL TO THE QUAKERS INVITING THEM TO RETURN TO CHRISTIANITY...TO WHICH IS ADDED, A TRUE COPY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THAT GRAND IMPOSTER GEORGE FOX

      London, 1715. Dbd. Early stab holes in left margin, slightly affecting a few characters of text. Near fine, untrimmed. An unrecorded edition of a significant anti-Quaker polemic by George Keith, including a copy of George Fox's will, with Keith's commentary, not seen in other editions. George Keith (1639?-1716) was an early and important convert to Quakerism, who began an attempt to reform the Friends in the early 1690s during an extended sojourn in America. After a famous controversy in Philadelphia that led to his disownment by the Friends on both sides of the Atlantic, Keith returned to England, entered the Anglican church in 1700, and, following his ordination in 1702 he traveled, worked, and wrote as an Anglican missionary and parish priest for the remainder of his life. In 1700, Keith published a large broadside about the Quakers and their departure from several central Christian doctrines, entitled A SERIOUS CALL TO THE QUAKERS INVITING THEM TO RETURN TO CHRISTIANITY.... The broadside was followed by several editions of the same text, with various additions and corrections, over the next decade, with printings in London, Dublin, and Boston. The present edition, which bears no date, prints the full text of the 1706 edition (reprinted in Boston in 1709) together with the Last Will and Testament of George Fox, the founder of Quakerism. Fox's will, not present in previous editions, is printed here in fraktur and is followed by Keith's comments: "By this Will, This Imposter appears to be the Greatest Cheat that ever was on the foot of Learning; For in his Life Time he pretended to be a great Scholer and to understand 24 Languages...when tis evident hereby that he did not understand his mother tongue...Where tis plain by this Will, he cou'd not write one line of sense, or hardly Spell two words together True..." (p.16). While the last previously recorded edition of the pamphlet was printed in 1709, it is possible that this edition was not printed until 1715, as this copy was discovered bound in contemporary boards with a large number of English parliamentary petitions dating almost exclusively to that year. It may have been resurrected to distribute during the 1715 Parliamentary debate on whether to allow the Quakers to revise the "Solemn Affirmation" the British government had granted them to take in place of an oath. Not listed in Smith's A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF FRIENDS' BOOKS..., ESTC, or any other known references.

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        REASONS HUMBLY OFFER'D TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, BY THE TOBACCO AND WINE MERCHANTS, AGAINST PAYMENT OF INTEREST FOR THE TIME PAST ON THEIR BONDS AT THE CUSTOM-HOUSE, WHERE THE PRINCIPAL IS PAID [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Upper margin trimmed close, with slight loss to first line of text. Two-inch closed tear in body of text. Small portion of inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Minor foxing. Overall very good. An early political leaflet petitioning on behalf of tobacco and wine merchants for relief from interest on duties owed during the War of the Spanish Succession. The document is among the earliest examples of commercial lobbying literature, which first began proliferating during the major changes in British government in the mid- 1710s. ESTC records only two copies, at the British Library and Harvard.

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        THE CASE OF THE WARRANT OFFICERS [caption title].

      [London. ]. 1715 - Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Dbd. Small folio. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Some foxing. Very good. A rare political leaflet petitioning Parliament for relief of warrant officers who had fought in the recent War of the Spanish Succession. In March 1715, the House of Commons ordered that a list of all the regimental and warrant officers be drawn up, but by the time of this document's printing, numerous warrant officers had not been entered into the list and rumors had begun to circulate that they would therefore not be receiving expected compensation for their service. "Besides, the Nature of several of the Warrant Officers Posts was such, as they could not be put on a Regimental List, viz. Directors of Hospitals, Commissaries, Officers who have lost their Limbs, and many other Officers, whose particular Hardships, Pretensions, and Disappointments are more at large set forth and specify'd in their several Warrants. So that their Condition is very deplorable." This is among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC lists only two copies, at Oxford and the University of Missouri. HANSON 2212.

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        The True copy of a letter from the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke

      London: Printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, 1715. One sheet, printed on recto only. 1 vols. Modern boards. Slight waterstaining at lower margin, light crease from prior folding. One sheet, printed on recto only. 1 vols. One Copy in America. Rare printing of a public statement of Bolingbroke's continued allegiance to England, and his reasons for his escape to France after the ascension of George I and the Jacobite uprising of 1715, which Bolingbroke was accused of supporting. ESTC locates only 3 copies in Britain, and one copy in America (Huntington). Rare. Bolingbroke was f friebd of Swift and Pope; his Essay on Man begins: "Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan;" ESTC T5948

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        Opera medico-practica, denuo impressa cum praefatione August Quirinus Rivinus.

      Johann Herbert Kloss,, Leipzig, 1715 - Leipzig, Johann Herbert Kloss, 1715. 4°. 6 S., 1026 (recte 1028) S., 12 n.n. Bl. Index. Restaurierter Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Titel- und Rückenvergoldung. Waller 9598. - Blake 450. - Hirsch V, 686. - Einzige Werkausgabe herausgegeben von Rivinus (siehe Hirsch V, 43). - Timaeus (? -1667) war Arzt des Kurfürsten von Brandenburg. Er hat im 30-jährigen Krieg grosses Ansehen erlangt durch seine Pestbehandlungen der schwedischen Truppen und wurde deswegen von Gustav Adolph geadelt und zum Leibarzt der Königin Maria Leonore bestimmt. Die Schriften sind zum Teil in deutscher Sprache verfasst. Angebunden ist ein gedruckter Nekrolog für Johann Maximilian von Thun, (ohne Ort und Jahr 17 n.n. Bl.). Nekrolog des 1701, 28-jährig verstorbenen Adeligen. - Papier durchgehend gebräunt. Fehlt das gestochene Porträt. Einbandrücken fachgerecht mit altem Material restauriert. - Selten. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Restaurierter Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Titel- und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF MOUNTAGUE EARL OF ABINGDON AND ROBERT EARL FERRERS, UPON THEIR BILL FOR EXPLAINING AND BETTER EXECUTING THE INTENTIONS OF A FORMER ACT, INTITULED [AN ACT FOR MAKING PROVISION FOR THE PROTESTANT CHILDREN OF THE EARL OF CLANRICARDE AND LORD BOPHIN] AND FOR SALE OF FARTHER PART OF THE SAID EARL'S ESTATE FOR PAYMENT OF THE DEBTS AND PORTIONS REMAINING, CHARGEABLE UPON THE SAME [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early stab holes in left margin. Moderately soiled and foxed. Else very good. A petition to Parliament by Montagu Venables-Bertie, Earl of Abingdon, and Robert Shirley, Earl Ferrers, the guardians of the children of John Burke, 9th Earl of Clanricarde. Burke had fought in Ireland in the army of James II against William of Orange and was taken prisoner at the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. His estates in Ireland were forfeited and his children given to the care of the Earl of Abingdon and Earl Ferrers with instructions that they receive a Protestant education. After Burke was acquitted by an act of Parliament in 1701 and restored to his estates, the taxes that had accrued on his property hindered the flow of payments the English lords required for the care and education of his children. In the present document those lords seek a sale of Burke's lands to fund a situation "whereby the younger Sons of the Earl will be educated in the Protestant Religion, the old Incumbrances which Papists have upon the Estate will be discharged, and the Protestant Interest strengthened." An early example of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. Rare, with ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford.

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        THE CASE OF CHARLES LORD BALTEMORE [sic], A MINOR, WITH RELATION TO HIS GOVERNMENT OF MARYLAND [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Some very minor foxing, else near fine. In 1689, following the Glorious Revolution, the royal charter to Maryland was withdrawn from the Roman Catholic Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, who had inherited the colony from his father, Cecil Calvert, Maryland's first proprietary governor, in 1675. While Maryland was in direct possession of the Crown, Charles' son, Benedict Leonard Calvert, renounced Catholicism and joined the Church of England in the hopes of having the family's title to Maryland restored. At the death of his father in February 1715, Benedict Leonard was named 4th Baron Baltimore and immediately petitioned George I for return of the colony. Before the King could rule on the matter, however, Baltimore suddenly died in April, and his title passed to his sixteen year-old son, Charles, to whom Maryland was restored that year. The present petition to Parliament states that Cecil Calvert had exhausted much of the family's estate in his cultivation and improvement of Maryland, and that the new Lord Baltimore has thus been left without funds to provide for his five siblings. His advocates request that Maryland may therefore be exempt from a new £3000 per year colonial tax. As the tax was intended in part to fund protection to the colonists from Indians, the petition further notes that few Indians remained in Maryland and could be easily overpowered by the white inhabitants. Rare, with ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford.

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        MUMBAI, INDIA: VISTA EN PRESPECTIVA DE LA ISLA DE BOMBAY EN AFRICA, CERCA DE LA COSTA DE MALABAR, REYNO DE VISAPOUR, BAXO LA DOMINACION DEL REY DE LA GRAN BRETANA, DEDICADA AL M.I.S.D. FRANCISCO DE AVELLANEDA Y TRIVINO DE LA CASA DE LOS SENORES MARQUESES.

      - This attractive, separately issued view captures Bombay Fort from the waters of the harbour, being a westward-oriented perspective. The Fort, located near the southern tip of Bombay Island, was then the centre of operations of the British East India Company (EIC) in Western India. Along the shore on the right, is the complex of Bombay Castle, rebuilt in 1715; near the centre is the Royal Custom House; while in the centre background is St. Thomas Church, completed in 1718. Many ships ply the harbour, which was the busiest in India. From the naked eye, some of the aspects of the view appear to be out of perspective. This is intentional, as the work is a vue d’optique, intended to be viewed with the help of a camera obscura, so rationalizing the perspective. Overall, however, the view has a great deal of verisimilitude to reality. Historical Background The Portuguese acquired the islands of Bombay from the Sultan of Gujarat pursuant to the Treaty of Bassein (1534). Called ‘Bombaim,’ it was overshadowed by nearby Goa, although the Portuguese recognized the importance of Bombay’s excellent natural harbour. Several Franciscan and Jesuit institutions were established and the city was protected by the Bombay Castle (also called the Casa da Orta), the Castelo da Aguada and the Madh Fort. In 1661, the Island of Bombay (actually comprised of the ‘Seven Islands of Bombay’) was given to England as part of the dowry for the Portuguese Infanta Catherine of Braganza’s marriage to Charles II. In 1668, Bombay was leased to the East India Company. The colony thrived under the leadership of Gerald Aungier, who served as the Governor of Bombay from 1669 to 1672. Then as now, people of various backgrounds from all across India were attracted to Bombay by its vibrant business climate and during Aungier’s tenure the city’s population exploded from 10,000 to 80,000. Bombay quickly became the primary British base on the west coast of India, a role formalized in 1687 when it replaced Surat as the regional headquarters of the EIC, subsequently becoming the seat of one of the Company’s three presidencies. During Child’s War (1686-90), whereupon the EIC mounted an exceedingly ill-advised challenge to Aurangzeb’s Mughal Empire, Bombay found itself in grave danger. In 1689- 90 the Mughal Siddi Admiral Yakut Khan besieged and captured the city. This compelled the EIC to sue for peace, and Aurangzeb agreed to forgive the Company in exchange for a prostrate apology and a large indemnity. During the 18th Century Bombay Castle was transformed into the impressive Bombay Fort complex, aspects of which survive to this day. Under the guidance of the Wadia family, Bombay became a major shipbuilding centre and beginning around the time that this view was made, Bombay did a booming trade in cotton with China. The city was also a major export portal for textiles, precious gems, pepper, tea, porcelain and spices; while in return it received British wool, bullion and manufactured products. The present view was published by J. Chereau in Paris around 1765, and features a Spanish title that incorrectly identifies Bombay as being "in Africa". While the circumstances of its production are unclear, it was likely made for the Spanish market, with which French publishers maintained close ties. It was then common for various editions of vue d’optiques to have titles printed in different languages. It seems to be the second state of the view, the first, also printed by Chereau, features a French title, Vue d'Optique Bombay sur la Côte de Malabar, and was issued around 1760. A third state, bearing the Spanish title, was printed in Paris by Daumont around 1770. All large, separately issued 18th Century views of Mumbai are scarce, and the present view is especially attractive.

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        To the Honourable the House of Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of William Armstrong, John Evans, John Norbourne, Daniel Hall, Benjamin Devenish, Samuel Ball, and Albion Thompson.[caption title]

      [London 1715 - Small folio. Bound to style in half calf over marbled paper-covered boards. Ornamental border. Minor foxing. Very good. A project for colonizing Maine in 1715 A rare, early petition relating to British settlement in the eastern part of present-day Maine. The authors refer to petitioning "his Majesty in Council, on the 6th Day of December last, for having a Colony settled between New England and Nova Scotia" with "over one thousand disbanded men" and to be funded with the proceeds of a proposed coinage operation. The only copy of this document listed by OCLC and ESTC is at the New-York Historical Society, which estimates merely that the document was printed during the 1700s. The historical context, the text cited above, and discovery of this broadsheet among similar petitions dating almost exclusively to 1714 and 1715, however, make 1715 an extremely likely date of printing. In the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), the French ceded the land east of the Kennebec River (presumably the area in question here) to the British; this event and the reference to "disbanded soldiers" suggest that the War of the Spanish Succession had recently ended, which it finally did in 1714. George I succeeded Queen Anne in late 1714, meaning that the petitioning of "December last" could not have been earlier than that year. With the new monarchy and a major upheaval in the House of Commons following the general election of 1715, petitionary literature distributed in the lobby of Parliament surged, with this document almost certainly among the examples from that year. The petitioners, evidently officers who had served in the recent war, call attention to the fact that the lands they hope to settle "were formally survey'd, and given by King Charles the Second, to the Duke of York" and that the area has been confirmed as rich for farming. They ask that Parliament allow them to present their formal proposals for the settlement or, "if not thought proper to have a Colony settled in that part of North-America," at least still to grant them a contract to coin 1000 tons worth of half-pence and farthings. A very important Maine document, one of only two surviving copies. Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Totius Europae Littora Novissimè edita. Pascaert vertoonende alle de See-Custen van Europa 'T Amsterdam by L. Renard':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Frederick de Wit aus Atlas de la Navigation, et du Commerce qui se fait dans toutes les parties du monde. . b. Louis Renard in Amsterdam, 1715, 49 x 89 Koeman, C. (Atlantes) Ren 1. - Rare sea-chart from Europe with decorative cartouches and Inset from the Mediterranean Sea. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The temple of fame: a vision. By Mr. Pope.

      Bernard Lintott, London 1715 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [3]-52, [4] proposals for Urry's edition of Chaucer; lacks A1 (half-title); removed from binding; first and last leaf dusty, fore-edge of title slightly chipped. The first edition was printed in February and a second edition in October. There is no discernable difference between the two except for the adverts. Griffith 36; Foxon P- 974; Rothschild 1572; Wise, A Pope Library, p. 18. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The history of the Knights of Malta.

      First edition in English. In 1715 the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta appointed the Abbé de Vertot as historiographer of the order, and in 1726 Vertot published the Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem -- an influential and oft-cited work, although the order itself felt certain portions not entirely to its taste. This is the first English translation, illustrated with => 71 portraits of Grand Masters et al. engraved by Laurent Cars, Jean-François Cars, and others; the => maps of the area, fortifications, and the Hospitallers' military exploits were done by Guillaume Delisle and Charles Amadeus de Berey. Also present are Vertot's "Dissertation on Zizim" and "Proofs of the History of the Knights Hospitallers" (which include document texts in Latin and French) and his "Discourse upon the Alcoran," originally presented at the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres in 1724.

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        THE CASE OF THOMAS HAMMOND, MERCHANT [caption title].

      [London? ]. 1715 - Broadsheet, 16 1/4 x 10 inches. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of left margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. Very good. A petition to Parliament on behalf of Thomas Hammond, "a considerable Trader for Twenty Years last past in Wines, and other Merchandises," asking for public assistance in paying the remainder of his debts to the government. During the War of the Spanish Succession, Hammond suffered major losses to his trade and merchandise, resulting from the sinking of the ships Thomas and Elizabeth near Virginia, the capture of other ships sailing to India, the failures of various merchants, vintners and coopers to pay him, and other "Losses at Home and Abroad." Unable to pay his own debts, Hammond absconded but was caught, imprisoned, and stripped of all his assets. The present document relates this history, tabulating his losses and the amounts he had already paid to his creditors through assets and sureties, and petitions the House of Commons to pass a bill allowing the Treasury to forgive his debts due for customs. Part of the earliest British literature relating to decriminalized bankruptcy, following upon the historic bankruptcy statute of Queen Anne of 1705, which granted the first modern provisions for the release of insolvent debtors from their debts. This is also among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC locates only two copies, at the University of London and Harvard. HANSON 2164.

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        The Case of Thomas Hammond, Merchant [caption title]

      London 1715 - Broadsheet, 16¼ x 10 inches. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Disbound. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of left margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. A petition to Parliament on behalf of Thomas Hammond, "a considerable Trader for Twenty Years last past in Wines, and other Merchandises," asking for public assistance in paying the remainder of his debts to the government. During the War of the Spanish Succession, Hammond suffered major losses to his trade and merchandise, resulting from the sinking of the ships Thomas and Elizabeth near Virginia, the capture of other ships sailing to India, the failures of various merchants, vintners and coopers to pay him, and other "Losses at Home and Abroad." Unable to pay his own debts, Hammond absconded but was caught, imprisoned, and stripped of all his assets. The present document relates this history, tabulating his losses and the amounts he had already paid to his creditors through assets and sureties, and petitions the House of Commons to pass a bill allowing the Treasury to forgive his debts due for customs. Part of the earliest British literature relating to decriminalized bankruptcy, following upon the historic bankruptcy statute of Queen Anne of 1705, which granted the first modern provisions for the release of insolvent debtors from their debts. This is also among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC locates only two copies, at the University of London and Harvard. Hanson 2164.

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        Freywillige HebOpfer [Hebopfer / Heb-Opfer] Von allerhand in die Theologie lauffenden Materien. Zum Dienst Des Heiligthums. Zu deren geneigtem Beytrage alle und jede in nächst-folgender Vorre-rede auf das fleißigste eingeladen und erbeten zu haben.Erster Beytrag (Seiten 1-96) / Freywilliger Heb-Opfer.[usw.] Anderer Beytrag (Seiten 97-208) / .Dritter Beytrag (Seiten 213-306) / .Vierdter Beytrag (Seiten 307-404) / .Fünffter Beytrag (Seiten 405-482) / .Sechsster Beytrag (Seiten 483-560) / .Siebender Beytrag (563-656) / .Achter Beytrag (Seiten 659-752) / .Neunter Beytrag (Seiten 755-848) / .Zehender Beytrag (Seiten 851-935).

      Berlin: Bey Joh. Andreas Rüdigern privil. Buchhändler 1715 - 935 Seiten, Fadenheftung, Format 10 x 16,4 cm, Ganz-Pergament-Einband der Zeit. * Vor dem Titelblatt des ersten Teils eine gestochene Tafel. Jeder Teil mit eigenem Titelblatt, trotzdem eine fortlaufende Seitenzählung. Die Titelblätter wurden teils bei der Seiten-Nummerierung mitgezählt, teilweise auch nicht. Von daher egeben sich bei der Nummerierung kleine Lücken. Die auf der Rückseite des Titelblatts für den 6. Teil angesprochene "Inliegende Land=Tafel" wurde nicht mit eingebunden. Erhaltung: Keine Mängel. Buchblock und Einband sind fest zusammen, die längere Schnittkante ist wohlgerundet. Der Buchblock absolut fleckenlos. Der Pergament-Einband ohne Einrisse oder andere Beschädigungen. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes und frisches Exemplar. Der einzige Mangel (aber kein echter): Die fliegenden Vorsätze haben sich gelöst, waren wohl zu schwach angeleimt. Ich empfehle aber, sie nicht wieder anleimen, da sich dadurch interessante Einblicke in die handwerkliche Struktur u. Machart des Einbands ergeben. Dessen ungeachtet ist der Einband so gut und solide gearbeitet, daß er auch ohne diese Verleimung ganz genau so stabil dasteht. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Case of Charles Lord Baltemore, a Minor, with Relation to his Government of Maryland [caption title]

      [London 1715 - Small folio. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards. Some very minor foxing, else near fine. Maryland restored to the Lords Baltimore In 1689, following the Glorious Revolution, the royal charter to Maryland was withdrawn from the Roman Catholic Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, who had inherited the colony from his father, Cecil Calvert, Maryland's first proprietary governor, in 1675. While Maryland was in direct possession of the Crown, Charles's son Benedict Leonard Calvert renounced Catholicism and joined the Church of England in the hopes of having the family's title to Maryland restored. At the death of his father in February 1715, Benedict Leonard was named 4th Baron Baltimore and immediately petitioned George I for return of colony. Before the King could rule on the matter, however, Baltimore suddenly died in April, and his title passed to his sixteen year-old son, Charles, to whom Maryland was restored that year. The present petition to Parliament states that Cecil Calvert had exhausted much of the family's estate in his cultivation and improvement of Maryland and that the new Lord Baltimore has thus been left without funds to provide for his five siblings. His advocates request that Maryland may therefore be exempt from a new £3000 per year colonial tax. As the tax was intended in part to fund protection to the colonists from Indians, the petition further notes that few Indians remained in Maryland and could be easily overpowered by the white inhabitants. Rare, with ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford. Hanson 2149. Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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