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        The Case of the People Called Quakers, with respect to many of their friends in South-Britain, and their friends in general in North-Britain, who conscientiously scruple the taking of the present affirmation

      [London 1715 - Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Moderate toning and foxing. Very good. Quakers Seek Relief on Affirmation In 1696, after experiencing decades of exclusion and imprisonment for conscientiously refusing to take loyalty and court oaths, Quakers were granted the right by Parliament to take a "solemn affirmation" in legal situations in place of an actual oath. Over the next two decades, numerous Quakers objected to the invocation of God's name in the official affirmation and refused it as they had the oath. In 1715, a bill was under consideration in Parliament to renew indefinitely the Quakers' right to the affirmation. The Quaker authors of the present petition support the bill but ask that it be amended with a revised affirmation that does not include the name of God. ESTC lists copies at four institutions: the British Library, the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, the National Library of Scotland, and Oxford. Smith, A Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books , Vol. II, p.265 (listing its imprint at "about 1721").

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        THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS, WITH RESPECT TO MANY OF THEIR FRIENDS IN SOUTH-BRITAIN, AND THEIR FRIENDS IN GENERAL IN NORTH-BRITAIN, WHO CONSCIENTIOUSLY SCRUPLE THE TAKING OF THE PRESENT AFFIRMATION

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Moderate toning and foxing. Very good. In 1696, after experiencing decades of exclusion and imprisonment for conscientiously refusing to take loyalty and court oaths, Parliament granted Quakers the right to take a "solemn affirmation" in legal situations in place of an actual oath. Over the next two decades numerous Quakers objected to the invocation of God's name in the official affirmation and refused it as they had the oath. In 1715 a bill was under consideration in Parliament to renew indefinitely the Quakers' right to the affirmation. The Quaker authors of the present petition support the bill, but ask that it be amended with a revised affirmation that does not include the name of God. ESTC lists copies at four institutions: British Library, Library of the Religious Society of Friends, National Library of Scotland, and Oxford.

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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. Bücher de

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        AN EASIE METHOD TO RAISE THIS PRESENT YEAR, 1715, 5000l. PER ANN. FOR EVER...WITHOUT TAXING EITHER PERSONS OR TRADE [docket title]. WHEREAS HIS MAJESTY HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED FOR TO RECOMMEND TO THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS THAT A PROVISION BE MADE FOR THE MINISTERS WHO ARE TO OFFICIATE IN THE 50 NEW CHURCHES WHICH ARE TO BE BUILT IN AND ABOUT THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER...[caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good. A scarce leaflet, printed for distribution among members of the House of Commons, proposing a lottery to fund the salaries of ministers being installed at new churches in London and Westminster. The document 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 four copies, at the Goldsmiths' Company, University of London, Oxford, and Harvard.

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        KEI KETSU MITSU GO SHIU: COLLECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL TALKS ON THE ORDER OF LONGIT

      [Kyoto 1715, Nakagawa Shigemon]. Brown stitched wrs., 3 vols. original covers, back of vol. 3 variant, woodblock printed. on hand-made paper, [114] double folded leaves or [228]p.,. some old minor worming, solid, original throughout. R A R E. AN EARLY TREATISE ON ACCUPUNCTURE, RENAL SYSTEMS & BLOOD A famous book on the subject, this is also similar to the one illustrated in Ilza Veith's THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. Strangely enough, this early work was missed by the great Japanese medical book biblio- grapher: Gordon Mestler in his "GALAXY," but there are several other references to Okamoto & similar books on the JUSHIKEI [14 CHANNELS]. NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. * Okamoto used alternate names: Ichiku, Ippo [shi] & Ittokusai in his career as a physician. He was the younger brother of the most famous & celebrated SHAKESPEARE OF JAPAN, Monzaemon Chikamatsu the great playwright. He was the disciple of Sam- paku Ajioka, a physician. After he was excommunicated by his master, he endeavored to popularize medical works among the masses, and was prolific writer of medical books. This work has 7 superb illustrations of the renal system, acupuncture points. Written in Kambun [Chinese], with Furigana grammar & sounds added so Japanese can read & understand this text. * Quite early monographic study of the therapeutic & practical application of acupuncture, utilizing detail diagrams show- ing the renal system its treatment & the "29 Difficult Acupuncture Points" the "14 Major Channels [JUSHIKEI]." This work has drawn on the Chinese classic "I Tsung Pi Tu," compiled about 1575 with similar illustrations used in the "Ling Shu Su Wen Chieh Yao" and other Chinese medical works on acupuncture and medicine. An historic look at early Chinese influenced medical practice in Japan. * This extremely rare illustrated work deals with the recognition of and curing of renal problems. A most fascinating early illustrated resource. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: W. N. Whitney: NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, in the Chinese and Japanese book index as item 494, with a wrong date of 1716. * Ilza Veith:THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE * Gordon Mestler: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN, NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN see p.474-476 & plate I, figure B for similar illustrations and entries, as well as other entries on pp.126 & 132. * Color scans can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Magia Naturalis, Oder Hauß- Kunst- und Wunder-Buch/ Nach dem vermehrten/ in XX. Büchern bestehenden lateinischen Exemplar/ ins Hochteutsche übersetzt. Erster Theil.

      Nürnberg, Verlag Johann Friedrich Rüdigern 1715; 2. Aufl.; ca 22x18 cm; gest. Frontispiz, Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz, 2 Blätter, 1048 Seiten, 24 Blätter mit 20 Kupfertafeln und mehreren Textholzschnitten; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit 2 intakten Schließen und handschriftl. Rückentitel (Einband geringfügig fleckig, letztes Registerblatt mit kleinem ergänzten Eckabriß, dort geringer Textverlust; sonst sehr guter, sauberer Zustand) Die Angabe \"Erster Theil\" ist etwas irreführend, zur Magia Naturalis gibt es keinen zweiten Teil. (Der zweite Teil, oder Anhang ist die \"Magia Spiritualis\", ein ebenso in sich abgeschlossenes Werk). Enthält Abhandlungen zur Hauswirtschaft (Botanik, Kochen!), Metallurgie, Edelsteine, Magneten, Arznei, Destillieren, Parfüm, Tierfang, Spiegelherstellung, sowie zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks zum täglichen Leben (Seewasser entsalzen, Pferde zähmen, vor Betrügerei schützen, etc.). Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Les Veritables pratiques de piete pour honorer Jesus-Christ et sa Sainte Mere:.

      Paris: Moreau 1715 - BOUND FOR THE DUKE DE ORLEANS. 1 vol., 6-1/2" x 3-7/8, engraved frontis of Louis XV, two additional plates, internally clean and bright. Bound in 18th C. dark red morocco over cords, gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered brown morocco spine label, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt fleurs-de-lys cornerpieces, gilt dentelles, covers with the gilt crest of Louis d'Orleans (Duke of Orleans), all edges gilt, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine. An attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CHURCHES QUARREL ESPOUSED: OR, A REPLY IN SATYRE, TO CERTAIN PROPOSALS MADE, IN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION, WHAT FURTHER STEPS ARE TO BE TAKEN, THAT THE COUNCILS MAY HAVE DUE CONSTITUTION AND EFFICACY IN SUPPORTING, PRESERVING, AND WELL-ORDERING THE INTEREST OF THE CHURCHES IN THE COUNTRY

      Boston: BIBLE in Cornhill, 1715. 12mo. Modern calf in period style, over original birch boards, with original wastesheet pastedowns. Minor binding wear, margins trimmed a bit close in places, shaving a few letters and catchwords, small paper repair to upper forecorner of leaf C4, only evident on recto, a bit tanned. Overall very good. With contemporary ownership signature of Samuel Whitwell, an 1802 notation from an Andrew Grimes who bought the book at auction, and a 20th-century bookplate from the Zion Research Library. Second edition, after the virtually unobtainable first New York edition of 1713. The present pamphlet was issued in response to an attempt by the Mathers and others to initiate a movement to establish associations of clergy to exercise functions usually left up to individual churches. Wise has since been called the "first great American democrat," due to his argument that the ultimate power of the churches should rest with the congregation and not with their ministers or an association of ministers. "The People...are the first Subject of Power...a Democracy in Church or State is a very honourable Government." Wise's influential A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW-ENGLAND CHURCHES (Boston, 1717) is the famous statement of his belief in Congregational polity.

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        Naturlehre. 3 Bände. Magdeburg, Hemmerde 1748 – 1763. 11 Bll. (ungezählt), 972 S., 40 Bll. (ungezählt); 27 Bll. (ungezählt),.

      - 826 S., 39 Bll. (ungezählt) und 8 Bll. (ungezählt), 733, (1) S., 25 Bll. (ungezählt). Mit einem gestochenen Titelportrait (Joh. G. Krüger), einem (statt zwei) Titelkupfer, einer gestochenen Titelvignette (Crusius sc.) und 35 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Lederbände der Zeit mit zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und dezenter floraler Rückenvergoldung. Teil 1 in vierter Auflage, Teil 2 und 3 in zweiter Auflage. – Vergleiche Meusel VII, S. 381 f. und Poggendorff I, S. 1322. – Hauptwerk des beliebten Naturforschers und Arztes Johann Gottlob Krüger (1715 – 1759). Tatsächlich enthält nur der erste Teil die eigentliche „Naturlehre", während Teil 2 und 3 mit den Untertiteln „Physiologie, oder Lehre von dem Leben und der Gesundheit der Menschen" und „Besondere Pathologie" ein Handbuch der Medizin bilden. Ein später erschienener vierter Teil zur Chemie stammt nicht von Krüger. – Komplett selten. - Einbände gering beschabt, Außengelenke zum Teil leicht angeplatzt, Kapitale zum Teil gering bestoßen und mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Teil 1 mit Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz, fehlt das Titelkupfer des dritten Teils; im ersten Teil wird die zwölfte Tafel in der Zählung übersprungen. Schönes, nur schwach gebräuntes Exemplar.

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        Graven- und Ritter-Saal. Das ist Gründliche Vorstellung und Ausführung, welcher gestalt des H. Röm. Reichs-Grafen, Herren und die andere Reichsritterschaft bei des H. Röm. Reichs dreyen namhaften Veränderungen gegen- und beyeinander gestanden.

      Ulm Wohlersche 1715 - 8°. 1 Bl., 501 (recte 499) S., 42 Bll. Register, 50 S., 2 Bll. Summaria u. Errata. Original-Lederband d. Zt. (Stark berieben, etw. wurmgängig, Kapital mit kl. Einriß, Besitzervermerk auf Vors. v. a. H. und Ausriß, Titel wasserfl., sonst gut). Johann Stephan Burgermeister (* 10.12.1663 in Geislingen; + 1722 in Ulm), deutscher Jurist. Angebunden: Johann Ulrich Pregizer, Erörterung der Frage, Wie die unmittelbare Freye Reichs-Ritterschafft in Francken, Schwaben und Diesseiths Rheins, auch in der Wetterau und beygehörigen Orthen zu dem HeiligenRömischen Reich eschaffen, nebst eingeführter kurtzen Abfertigung deß ohnlängst unter Herrn Johann Schilteri Nahmen zu Straßburg heraus gekommenen Buchs, de Comitum Praerogativa. Der aus einem alten Adelsgeschlecht stammende Rechtsgelehrte J. S. Burgermeister besuchte in Ulm das Gymnasium und studierte in Marburg, Wittenberg und Straßburg. 1706 ging er als Rechtsconsulent nach Ulm, wo er trotz mehrfacher ehrenvoller Anträge bis an seinen Tod verblieb. Er war der eifrigste Verteidiger der Privilegien der freien Reichsritterschaft. Die hier in der Erstausgabe vorliegende, gegen die "Diatribe de S.R.G.I. Comitum praerogativa" von J. Schilter sich richtende Schrift legt Zeugnis davon ab. Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la musique, et de ses effets, depuis son origine jusqu'à présent. Dédiée à S.A.R. Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans.

      Paris, Jean Cochart, Etienne Ganeau, Jacques Quillau 1715 - in-12, [8] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace, préface, table des chapitres), 488 pp., envoi autographe de l'éditeur sur les premières gardes, basane brune, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre fauve, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Coiffe supérieure rognée, avec manque de cuir, restauration maladroite en coiffe inférieure, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale posthume, procurée par Jacques Bonnet (1644-1723), neveu de l'auteur (qui a signé la dédicace et l'envoi autographe) : l'abbé Pierre Michon Bourdelot (1610-1684), médecin qui fut toute sa vie un affidé du Prince de Condé, puis de son fils le duc d'Enghien (le Grand Condé), pour lequel il jeta les fondements de l' "Académie Bourdelot". Entré au service de la reine Christine de Suède en octobre 1651, il retrouva la famille de Condé en 1659, après que les Suédois se furent émus des intrigues trop nombreuses tissées à Stockholm, et que Condé lui-même fut revenu d'exil. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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. Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! Bücher de

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        Plan du Saint Sepulchre de Notre Seigr. Jesus-Christ situé en la Terre Sainte sur le Mont Calvaire dans la Cité de Jerusalem

      Paris, 1715. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 15.5 x 19". This elaborate and striking engraving communicates the geography, culture, and history of the city of Jerusalem. In doing so, it touches on almost all of its medium's 18th century uses, including map, architectural rendering, town plan, and pictorial representation. Its primary component is a floor plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre labeled down to the finest detail, encompassing chapels, thrones, columns, decorative mosaics, and sites of relics, among more. An elevation of Holy Tomb fills the space of the rotunda. Three insets surround the plan, their shapes complementing the geometry of the church. They feature a plan of the Temple of Solomon, a plan of the city of Jerusalem, and a Map of the Holy Land. These four renderings, taken together, are furthermore framed by a border of remarkable design. At the top, scenes portray from left to right the crucifixion and the resurrection. On the remaining three sides, the stations of the cross appear along a stone path, with each group of weary cross-bearers described with a unique emotional inflection. De Fer's strategy of filling negative space with a texture of engraved lines not only helps these fine details stand out, it also contributes to the gravity with which they are conveyed. Made while de Fer was the official geographer to Louis, Dauphine of France, it is possible that this work helped him gain the position of official geographer to the Pope in 1720. Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) was a prolific cartographer, engraver and publisher who took over the family map business from his mother when she retired in 1687. The business flourished and he gained a great reputation in his lifetime and was appointed 'Geographer to the King' in 1690.

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        Heiliges Bayer-Land, Auß dem Lateinischen Vor Hundert Jahren Von Mattheo Radero Verfertigten Werck Anjezo In die Teutsche Sprach übersetzt ... Von M. Rassler.

      Augsburg, Bencard, 1715. 3 in 1 Bd. 32,5 x 22 cm. 9 Bl., 412 (recte 420) S., 3 Bl., 355 (recte 353) S., 3 Bl., 412 (recte 414) S. Mit 3 gestoch. Titeln, 136 Kupfertafeln, meist von R. Sadeler und mehr. Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch., reicher Goldpräg. und Goldschnitt. Vgl. Pfister I, 4303 (nennt nur 129 Kupfer); Lentner 4097; Vgl. De Backer/Sommervogel VI, 1475, 19; Brunet IV, 1085. - Titelauflage der ersten deutschen Ausgabe. - Etwa hundert Jahre nach der lateinischen Ausgabe (1615 - 1627) bringt Rassler hier die Lebensbeschreibungen der Heiligen und Seligen Bayerns in deutscher Sprache. Die prachtvollen Tafeln von R. Sadeler, J. Kilian u.a. zeigen die Heiligen meist in figurenreicher, dramatischer Szene vor landschaftlichem oder klösterlichem Hintergrund. \"Wie stets\" (Lentner) fehlt im zweiten Teil das Kupfer auf S. 201 St. Adalbertus (offenbar zensiert oder nicht fertig geworden). - Vordergelenk angebrochen, stellenweise wenig fleckig. Die Ritualmord-Darstellung auf der S. 323 des zweiten Teils aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt und alt montiert. - Dekoratives, prachtvoll gebundenes Exemplar des gesuchten Werkes in sehr gutem Zustand! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Bayern, Heiligenbilder

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        GEOGRAPHISCHER ENTWURFF DER STADT UND GEGEND DES WELT BERÜHMTEN KAEYSER CARLSBADES IN KÖNIGREICH BÖHMEN.’. Detailed map of the area around Karlsbad in Chzechia, reaching to Schlackenwerda in the East and Eger in the West with alphabetical list of place names down both sides. Above a large panorama of Karlsbad from the South and views of Ellenbogen and Schlackenwerda , and below another large panorama of Karlsbad from the North-East, a plan of Karlsbad and a view of some private houses. Engraved by Pieter Schenk junior after

      Adam Friedrich Zürner 1715 - 52x58cm. Panoramas and views uncoloured, the map in full original colour. Top border expertly extended (remargined) and neatline drawn in. Very good condition.

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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 - Broadsheet. [1]p., plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Small folio. 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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        THE CASE OF SIR THOMAS CLARKE, AND JOHN BOTELER ESQUIRE, AND OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF HERTFORD, PETITIONERS; AGAINST CHARLES CAESAR, AND RICHARD GOULSTON, ESQUIRES, SITTING MEMBERS [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Folio. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of left margin excised, with no loss to text. Light foxing, else near fine. A rare and interesting document relating to the ongoing controversy between Sir Thomas Clarke, Charles Caesar, and others in their elections to Parliament during the early 18th century. Charles Caesar (1673-1741), a Jacobite and Tory from a prominent Hertford family, first entered the House of Commons in 1701 as a member for the borough of Hertford. Subsequent elections for the same seat resulted in petitions to the House of Commons from opponents over conflicting views on whether non-resident freemen could cast valid votes. After serving with Sir Thomas Clarke in 1707-08, Caesar lost to Clarke in 1708, regained his seat from Clarke in 1710, and, after being re-elected in the important 1715 election that swept the Whigs into power, lost his seat by petition amidst charges of bribery and fraud. Caesar won his seat back from Clarke in 1722, whereupon a year later his election was again overturned and Clarke took his place. In 1727, Caesar ran instead to stand for the county of Hertfordshire, a position he won and held for the remainder of his life. 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. ESTC records only three copies, two at Oxford and one at Harvard.

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        TO THE HONOURABLE THE KNIGHTS, CITIZENS AND BURGESSES IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED, &c. THE HUMBLE PETITION OF CAPTAIN ROBERT GREGORY, ONE OF THE OFFICERS THAT SERVED IN THE LATE SIEGE OF LONDONDERRRY, IN THE BEHALF OF THE CROWN, &c. [caption title]

      [Dublin, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Last line of text on recto and half of docket title on verso lost to close trimming. Light foxing. Overall very good. A rare petitionary leaflet relating to the Siege of Derry and fraudulent claims made to Parliament for compensation. The author, Captain Robert Gregory, defended Londonderry during the siege by Jacobite forces during the Williamite War in Ireland in 1688-9, as certified by Governors John Michelburne and George Walker, in a document dated December 10, 1689 and reproduced at the conclusion of this petition. When, a quarter-century later, Gregory arrived in London to seek the pay due for his service, he discovered that massive fraud had been committed by various people claiming to have served as officers in the same siege. He prints here an abstract of pay due to the Garrison of Londonderry for the four months of the siege (Parliament was currently mistakenly basing their pay on six months) and decries the frauds' cost to the true defenders and victims of the city: "[S]everal Thousand Persons suffered by that Siege; many of them now Old and Lame, and many Widows, and the Orphans of them that died there, are now in great Misery and Distress: All whose Hopes and Dependence is on this Honourable House for Relief; which otherwise must perish, after 26 Years patient Attendance." ESTC records only one copy, at the Royal Irish Academy (listed in two records) for which the incorrect imprint is assigned. Working from the printed date of the certificate by the Governors of Derry reprinted at the end of the document, the record lists a printing date of 1689. The text of the document, however, refers to the victims of the siege "26 Years patient," indicating a date of 1715. A very rare petition and informative record of the Siege of Derry, printed in the early days of lobbying literature, which began to proliferate 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.

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        THE CASE OF GREAT-BRITAIN, IN RELATION TO HIS MAJY.'S OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, REPRESENTED BY BENJAMIN WITHALL, ENGINEER [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Some foxing. Very good. A rare political leaflet alleging frauds and abuses by the British Board of Ordnance in 1715, George I's first full year as king. The author, engineer Benjamin Withall, shows that the Office of Ordnance's estimate for land service for 1715, a year of peace, is more than triple that of 1714, the final year of the War of the Spanish Succession. Arguing that the budget should not be much more than one-fifth the present estimate of £170,991, Withall petitions Parliament to allow him to interrogate members of the Board regarding their "strange" and "marvellous" calculation. 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 three copies, at the Goldsmiths' Company, University of London, and Oxford.

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        t Groot Waerelds Tafereel, Waar in de Heilige en Waereldsche Geschiedenissen en Veranderingen zedert de Schepping des Waerelds tot het uiteinde van de Openbaring van Joannes, door Konst-Tafereelen Historieel en Sinbeeldig worden afgemaalt, en ider Konst-Prent opgeheldert, door Godsgeleerde, Wysgeerige en Waereldlyke Uitleggingen, beneffens de Tydrekeningen der Kerkelyke en Waereldsche Geschiedenissen tot aan de Dood der Apostelen mitsgaders een geestelyke Landbeschryving. In 't Frans beschreven. Vertaalt en met Vaarsen verrykt door den Hr. Mr. Abraham Alewyn.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Lindenberg 1715. 3 delen in 1 band, (titelprent met verklaaring, 4, portret, portret, 2, 12) 168, 92, 66 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, sloten en goud op snede, goudbestempeld, Folio (de sloten zijn van latere datum. Zeer fraaie stempelband, rijkelijk gedecoreerd met goudopdruk, de titelprent en de vignetten bij de verklaaring zijn handgekleurd -echter wat flets-, fraai gemarmerde originele schutbladen, met de titelprent, 2 portretten, 2 kaarten, talloze slotgravures en de gravures van Romeyn de Hooge, 94 in het Oude Testament, 95-104 in de Apocriefe Boeken en 105-140 in het Nieuwe Testament. Onder elke gravure staat een 'Dichtkundige Verklaaring' gevolgd door een gedicht van Alewyn. Alewyn was degene die de Franse tekst van Basnage vertaalde en de prenten van gedichten voorzag. Deze achtste druk is opgedragen aan Joh. Trip, van wie een portret is toegevoegd, dit is de enige uitgave met een extra portret.) Poortman, W.C. (1983). Bijbel en Prent. Deel II: Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Bijbels, p. 106-120.

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        MEMORIAL CONCERNING THE DIFFERENCE OF THE CUSTOM AND DUTIES ON SOPE IMPORTED, AND THE DUTIES IMPOSED ON THAT MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN [caption title]

      [London, 1715. Small folio. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Trimmed close, with loss to docket title. Some foxing. Very good. A rare and detailed petition to Parliament charging that the prohibitively high tariff on imported soap has created a black market for soap imports that is driving domestic soap manufacturers out of business. The decline in domestic soap manufacture, the authors argue, is also having detrimental effects on the commerce and industries it supports, including "the Trades to Russia and the Baltick for Pot-ashes and Clapboards, the Straits for Oyl, New England and Newfoundland for Whale and other Fish Train, and the Fishery on the Coast of the Kingdom...which yields large Quantities of Fish-Oyl." The document also contains an interesting economic history of the soap trade between England and Scotland before unification. The petition is among the earliest examples of commercial lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons around the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. Rare, with only one recorded copy, at the Goldsmiths' Library at the University of London.

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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, 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) Provenance: Jacob Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone (armorial bookplate on verso of the title) 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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        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: "Sold by H. Moll over against Deverux Court on the Strand", 1715. Copper-engraving, with period outline hand-colouring, on two joined sheets, overall size 41 1/2 x 24 7/8 inches. Expert restoration to the upper left side north of Lake Huron. Rare issue of the famous Beaver map: Stevens & Tree's first state. "One of the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the 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 coastal South Carolina, and a plan of Charleston. 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. The most striking feature 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." Cumming, British Maps pp.6-12; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps 158; Degrees of Latitude 19; Reinhartz, Herman Moll Geographer pp.18-36; Schwartz and Ehrenberg, Mapping of America pp.138, 144; Stevens and Tree Comparative Cartography , 55 (a, with variant imprint).

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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]

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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.

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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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        Aegean Sea/Rhodos, anno 1717, J. van Keulen, map

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - Coppermap, edited by J. van Keulen, anno 1717, "ARCHIPELAGUSCHE EYLANDEN." size of the leaf: 54x61 cm., small cracs on margins, little brownish. With an inset-plan of Rhodos. [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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