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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Maryland restored to the Lords Baltimore In 1689, following the Glorious Revolution, the royal charter to Maryland was withdrawn from the Roman Catholic Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, who had inherited the colony from his father, Cecil Calvert, Maryland's first proprietary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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        Biblisches Engel und KunstWerck

      Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Krauss, 1715. Fine. Johann Ulrich Krauss, Augsburg 1715, In Folio, 2f. 30ff., relié. - Third edition, following the original 1694 illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title and 30 inset plates containing 60 figures by Krauss, draftsman and printmaker. These editions are rare, especially in France where they are almost introuvables.Demi Calf red vintage. Spine ribbed decorated with thin threads. boards handmade paper. Rubbed together. Cons brodures blunt and discoveries. Right margin of the frontispiece frayed. A slight lack in the margin of the page titre.Très beautiful illustrated book of angels in the Bible. The prints are captioned in gothic extracts from the Bible. Of particular note are the beautiful architectural compositions in which fit the scenes. The set is very finely engraved. Krauss, draftsman and engraver of Augsburg is more famous for this iluustration for the landscapes he also engraved. Birds of biblie later took place in a larger project of illustrating the Bible. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition, faisant suite à l'originale de 1694, illustrée d'un frontispice, un titre gravé et de 30 planches hors texte contenant 60 figures par Krauss, dessinateur et graveur. Ces éditions sont rares, et surtout en France où elles sont quasi introuvables. Reliure en demi veau rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de minces filets. Plats de papier à la cuve. Ensemble frotté. Cons émoussés et brodures découvertes. Marge droite du frontispice effrangée. Un léger manque dans la marge de la page de titre. Très bel ouvrage illustré des anges de la bible. Les gravures sont légendés en gothiques d'extraits de la bible. On remarquera notamment les superbes compositions architecturales dans lesquelles s'insèrent les scènes. L'ensemble est très finement gravé. Krauss, dessinateur et graveur d'Augsbourg est davantage célèbre pour cette iluustration que pour les paysages qu'il a également gravés. Les anges de la biblie prirent plus tard place dans un plus vaste projet d'illustration de la bible.

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        Miscellaneum Juridicum in Plura Documenta Distributum, Novis...

      1715. Complicated Legal Points Bondeni, Vincenzo [1630-1704]. Miscellaneum Juridicum in Plura Documenta Distributum, Novis Additionibus ad Ejus Legales Colluctationes, Et Sacrae Rotae Romanae Decisionibus Peculiari Nota Recenter Adauctis, Uberrime Ornatum. Nec non Copiosissimo Indice Argumentorum, & Rerum Notabilium, Tam Documentorum, Quam Decisionum, & Additionum Elaborate Completum. Mantua: Ex Typographia Sancti Benedicti, Sumptibus Alberti Pazzoni, 1715. [xviii], 342, [2]; xii, 314 pp. Two volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. The second volume is titled Decisiones Sacrae Rotae Romanae Peculiaribus Notis Ornatae. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing, some staining to fore-edge of front board, some small chips and worm holes to joints and spine bands, corners bumped, boards slightly bowed, a few worm holes to joints, heavier worming to corners of preliminaries, bottom margins of a few following leaves, and fore-edges of rear endleaves, first gathering after front free endpaper a bit loose. Title page of Volume I printed in red and black, copperplate vignette at head of dedication, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Only edition. Bondena was a member of the Mantuan Senate and a member of Mantua's princely court. The first volume of his Miscellaneum Juridicum is a collection of 84 brief studies of complicated, and apparently hypothetical, legal points. Each begins with a statement of the issue followed by an interpretation and an annotated list of authorities. The same format is followed in the second volume, a collection of 100 Rota decisions. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in the British Museum Catalogue or Camus.

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        Schloßansicht mit einem Teil der Stadt, "Vue et Perspective du Château de Versailles et d'une Partie de la Ville et de la Paroisse du côté de l'Etang".

      - Kupferstich n. u. v. P. Menant b. Gilles De Mortain in Paris, um 1715, 32,5 x 57 Nicht bei Fauser. - Prachtvoller Barockstich. Blick zum Schloß und einem Teil der Stadt Versailles, im Vordergrund ein See.

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        Histoire du Prince d' Orange et de Nassau. 2 delen in 1 band, Leeuwarden, Halma, 1715.

      Gebonden in 19e eeuws half linnen, (24)+252+(6)+(2)+306+(10) pag. Geillustreerd met frontispice, portret van J.W. Friso en 19 uitslaande plattegronden van belegeringen en veldslagen. De uitslaande prenten betreffen: Keizersweert, Nijmegen, Bonn, Landaw, Huy, Ramillis, Menin, Ath, Turijn, Barcelona, Oudernaarde, Lille, Gent, Tournay, Blangies, Mons, Douay, Bethune en Aire.

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        Lot d'archives relatives à l'arrondissement de Bourg-sur-Gironde [ Plus de 150 pièces rédigées entre 1715 et 1880, dont 12 pièces rédigées en 1700 et 1749, 18 entre 1750 et 1788, 9 entre 1789 et 1799, 7 entre 1800 et 1815, 7 entre 1816 et 1830, 43 entre 1831 et 1850, 54 entre 1851 et 1880 ] Testament, Partage, actes notariés divers sur l'arrondissement de Bourg, concernant souvent la commune de Tauriac et la famille Persollier, ou la commune de Cézac

      Bourg sur Gironde 1715 - Lot d'archives relatives à l'arrondissement de Bourg sur Gironde [ Plus de 150 pièces rédigées entre 1700 et 1880, dont 11 pièces rédigées en 1700 et 1749, 18 entre 1750 et 1788, 9 entre 1789 et 1799, 8 entre 1800 et 1815, 7 entre 1816 et 1830, 43 entre 1831 et 1850, 54 entre 1851 et 1880, chaque pièce contenant entre 2 et 50 feuillets, on joint une cinquantaine de pièces de moindre importance ou légèrement postérieures Intéressant ensemble d'archives privées. Bon ensemble. Prix du lot, non séparable. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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 - Broadsheet, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. 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. A 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. HANSON 2065.

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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? ca. 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. 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 discharges, 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 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 - Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Disbound. Small folio. Early stab holes in left margin. Moderately soiled and foxed. 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."

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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? ca. ]. 1715 - Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Small folio. 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 discharges, 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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        Jutland/North Frisian Islands, anno 1715, Van Keulen, map

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - "Paskaart vande West Kust van Jutland Van Busem tot aent Jutsche Riff." Seekarte veröffentlicht bei Van Keulen, anno 1715, mit der Westküste von Schleswig-Holstein und Dänemark mit den Nordfriesischen Inseln. Blattmaß: 53x60 cm., guter Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The second and last part of The case of impotency, &c. debated : Volume II. Containing I. The tryal of Mervin, Lord Audley ... for sodomy, and a rape, anno 1631. II. The proceedings upon the bill of divorce, between ... ... Henry Duke ... (Truncated)

      London : printed for E. Curll, 1715, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Full Book Title: The second and last part of The case of impotency, &c. debated : Volume II. Containing I. The tryal of Mervin, Lord Audley ... for sodomy, and a rape, anno 1631. II. The proceedings upon the bill of divorce, between ... ... Henry Duke of Norfolke, and the Lady Mary Mordaunt, before the House of Lords, anno 1699. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with uniform blind-tooling to the spine compartments; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages; Physical description; [4], 298, [2]p. ; 15.7cm. ; 12mo. pi\2 A-M\12 N\6. Notes; ESTC records that The case of impotency debated relates to Francois Potier but that the present work is unrelated to the Potier case. Paper: watermarked: GW/-. Subjects; Touchet, Mervin d.1631 Lord Audley, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven. Howard, Henry d.1701 7th Duke of Norfolk. Germaine, Mary fl.1692-1700. Trials (Sodomy) - England. Trials (Divorce) - England.

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        [THE HUMBLE ADDRESS OF WILLIAM TAGGERT IN] BEHALF OF THE CROWN. MAY, 1715 [caption title]

      [London? 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Most of first line of caption title lost to close trimming. Light foxing. Overall very good. A rare political leaflet relating to the Reverend Doctor John Leslie, a Williamite landholder in Ireland who claimed to have performed "extraordinary service" in the Siege of Derry. Shortly after the Glorious Revolution, King William made a grant to Leslie of £400 per year, which Leslie, according to William Taggert, the author of this leaflet, maneuvered into a grant of forfeited Irish estates worth nearly six times that amount per year. Following a recent act of Parliament recalling William's Irish grants, Leslie appealed to the Parliament to allow him to keep the estates because of his heroic service at Londonderry. He persuaded Parliament, writes Taggert, that "he was the Man who had saved Londonderry out of the Hands of the Papists, when besieged by the late King James's Army, and that by his Management and extraordinary Service in that city, the War was shorten'd, and this Kingdom saved thereby from a vast expense of Blood and Treasure." Taggert, however, declares that Leslie had never in fact been at Londonderry during the siege and had defrauded the British government of fifty thousand pounds in land, when actual defenders of the city and widows and orphans were living in extreme states of poverty and deprivation. He writes that during Queen Anne's reign he had traveled from Ireland to London several times to expose Leslie but, "for want of Money to Pay Managers or Friends in the Ministry," was always slighted, "with much Loss and Damage to himself and Family." With the accession of the new King and election of the new Parliament, Taggert hopes to expose Leslie once and for all, along with similar frauds, and prays that he "may be Protected by this Honourable House, until this matter be Try'd and Determin'd...." A curious and very rare petition, printed in the early days of lobbying literature, which began to proliferate during the changing governments of the mid-1710s. ESTC records only one copy, at Oxford.

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        THE HUMBLE ADDRESS OF WILLIAM TAGGERT IN] BEHALF OF THE CROWN. MAY, 1715 [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. Most of first line of caption title lost to close trimming. Light foxing. Overall very good. A rare political leaflet relating to the Reverend Doctor John Leslie, a Williamite landholder in Ireland who claimed to have performed "extraordinary service" in the Siege of Derry. Shortly after the Glorious Revolution, King William made a grant to Leslie of £400 per year, which Leslie, according to William Taggert, the author of this leaflet, maneuvered into a grant of forfeited Irish estates worth nearly six times that amount per year. Following a recent act of Parliament recalling William's Irish grants, Leslie appealed to the Parliament to allow him to keep the estates because of his heroic service at Londonderry. He persuaded Parliament, writes Taggert, that "he was the Man who had saved Londonderry out of the Hands of the Papists, when besieged by the late King James's Army, and that by his Management and extraordinary Service in that city, the War was shorten'd, and this Kingdom saved thereby from a vast expense of Blood and Treasure." Taggert, however, declares that Leslie had never in fact been at Londonderry during the siege and had defrauded the British government of fifty thousand pounds in land, when actual defenders of the city and widows and orphans were living in extreme states of poverty and deprivation. He writes that during Queen Anne's reign he had traveled from Ireland to London several times to expose Leslie but, "for want of Money to Pay Managers or Friends in the Ministry," was always slighted, "with much Loss and Damage to himself and Family." With the accession of the new King and election of the new Parliament, Taggert hopes to expose Leslie once and for all, along with similar frauds, and prays that he "may be Protected by this Honourable House, until this matter be Try'd and Determin'd." A curious and very rare petition, printed in the early days of lobbying literature, which began to proliferate during the changing governments of the mid-1710s. ESTC records only one copy, at Oxford.

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        Oratio dominica in diversas omnium fere gentium linguas versa.

      Amsterdam, W. & D. Goeree, 1715. - 4to. 2 parts in 1 vol. (48), 94 (but: 96), (6) pp. (2), 256 (but: 156) pp. Title page printed in red and black. With 2 folding engr. plates and some 20 text engravings, all showing script specimens. - (Bound after) II: Morin, Stephan. Exercitationes de lingua primaeva ejusque appendicibus. Utrecht, Willem Broedelet, 1694. (14), 448, (8) pp. With engr. title page and 4 folding engr. plates. Contemp. Dutch blindstamped vellum with oriental-style, lozenge-shaped cover ornaments. First edition. - The Lord’s Prayer in more than 150 languages, including many European and Asian languages, but also Arabic (in two styles), Persian (in two styles), Syriac, Ottoman Turkish, etc., many of which are rendered both in Latin transliteration and in their original scripts, engraved in the text or as folding plates. The second part contains nine remarkable treatises on typefaces and languages, including the first publication ever of "De variis linguis" by the great German philosopher and polymath G. W. Leibniz. The English courtier John Chamberlayne (1666-1723) is said to have known sixteen languages; among his many writings is an immensely popular, amusing tract on coffee, tea, and hot chocolate which he published at the age of 19 (cf. DNB). - II: First edition. The plates show coins and medals from Palestine and Samaria. - One corner bumped. Insignificant browning; a good, clean copy. I: Ebert 3978. DNB IV, 9. Brunet I, 1761. Graesse II, 112. Ravier 317 (pt. 2 only). - II: Ebert 14415. Fürst II, 390. Lipsius 268. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nieuwe Paskaart Vande Geheele CANAAL TuschenEngeland en Vranckry

      Keulen Johannes van 1654-1715 - Nieuwe Paskaart Vande Geheele CANAAL TuschenEngeland en Vranckryck, van Keulen G., anno 1750 By Gerard van Keulen after Johannes van Keulen, printed in Amsterdam about 1750. We offer a rare and very decoratively colored copper engraving map by Johannes van Keulen. This large-size sea chart shows the the coast line of south England with the counties of Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire and Sussex and the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and the French coast of Brittany, the Nord Pas de Calais and Picardy. The map is decorated with a large cartouche in Dutch, French, English and Spanish. Size: Leaf app.: 103 x 61 cm engraving app.: 100 x 59 cm Printed on thick paper, only little brownish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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].. 4pp., including printed docket title on p.4. 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. GOLDSMITHS 5239. HANSON 2167.

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        Nouveaux Secrets Experimentez Pour Conserver La BeautÈ Des Dames Et Pour GuÈrir Plusieurs Sortes De Maladie

      VG full leather. La Haye Jean Van Vlaenderen 1715. Hardcover. Rare, complete 2 volumes in one. full leather, all edges waxed red, 2 frontis-pieces, some decorative designs. Female maladies and how to keep young. Book is tight with some tearing along front spine gutter, covers are clean with light edge wear, leather in nice shape, no markings inside except discrete owner bookplate, pages clean with light age toning

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        The Iliad of Homer & The Odyssey of Homer.

      Bernard Lintot 1715-26., London - First editions of Alexander Pope’s monumental illustrated translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Quarto, 11 volumes. Uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt tooling to the spine with red morocco labels. Some rubbing to the spine and extremities, a very good set overall, scarce and desirable in contemporary calf. The subscribers list for the Iliad lists 575 subscribers, including Addison, Congreve, Newton, Steele and others; that for The Odyssey are 610 (including those in the supplementary list appended to the final volume). For the Odyssey, Pope was assisted by Elijah Fenton and William Broome, and pencil notes in the texts identify the responsible party for the specific Books and Notes. That those pencil annotations and incidental others in pencil in the same hand scattered elsewhere are Hobhouse's seems probable, as a pencil note in a quite similar (or same) hand appears at the conclusion of the Postscript to the final volume (14 Dec. 1843 J.H.), suggesting either the date of his acquisition of the set, or more likely, his completion of reading. Editions in folio (large and small) to benefit the publisher followed the appearance of each new volume in a timely fashion, the proceeds from Subscriber's quarto edition having been Pope's exclusively. Encouraged by Swift, Addison and Steele, among others, Pope began translating Homer in 1713. The arduous undertaking would prove to be the most laborious literary enterprise of his life, but one to which he was well-suited. "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope’s rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity The ‘Homer’ was long regarded as a masterpiece, and for a century was the source from which clever schoolboys like Byron learnt that Homer was not a mere instrument of torture invented by their masters. No translation of profane literature has ever occupied such a position" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire historique et critique (3 volumes)

      Geneva, Fabri & Barillot, Rotterdam 1715 - Troisième édition complète du dictionnaire de Bayle et première édition pirate. 3 forts in-folio reliés demi-toile à nerfs, façon parchemin (reliure moderne). A part une petite tache sur les dix premieres pages du premier tome, ces exemplaires sont en parfait état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NÜRNBERG. "Vorderes Ansehen der Kirchen zu St. Lorenzen in Nürnberg". Ansicht mit den umliegenden Gebäuden, vor der Kirche Marktstände.

      - Kupferstich von J.A. Delsenbach, dat. 1715, 21 x 31 cm.

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        Traité de l'origine des jeux floraux de Toulouse. Lettres patentes du Roy, portant le rétablissement des jeux floraux en une Académie de belles lettres ; brevet du Roy, qui porte confirmation des chancelier, mainteneurs & maîtres des jeux floraux et nomination de nouveaux mainteneurs ; statuts pour les jeux floraux. Toulouse, Claude-Gilles Lecamus. 1715.

      - 1 volume grand in-12° relié pleine basane marbrée marron d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons décorés, pièce de titre de maroquin blond, 3 f. nchf + 208 p. + 2 f. nchf. (une déchirure en marge page 57, in fine quelques pages un peu roussies, fissure sans grvaité au mors supérieur droit, nonobstant ces défauts très bon état pour cette impression Toulousaine peu courante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vies des saints, dont on fait l'office dans le cours de l'annee, avec le discours sur les mysteres de Notre Seigneur & de la Sainte Vierge. Tome Premier + Tome Second Le Martyrologe romain traduit en Francois a le teste de chaque jour, & un Martyrologe des Saints de France dont le Romain ne fait point mention

      Paris, chez Edme Couterot, 1715.. Nouvelle Edition, 2 Bände 694+622 Spalten / 966+782 Spalten (jeweils in zwei Teilen paginiert) 1 Frontispiz, 12 ganzseitige Kupfer [694+622 colonnes / 966+782 colonnes (respectivement pagine en deux parties), 1 frontispice, 12 gravures sur cuivre de pleine page] Folio, gebunden, Ganzleder, auf 7 Bünden, 2 goldgeprägte Rückenschildchen, goldgeprägte Verzierung auf dem Rücken, Einbände etwas beschabt, bei Band 1 Buchrücken oben ca 2 cm an beiden Seiten eingerissen, unten ca 2 x 0,5 cm des Einbands abgestoßen, am hinteren Buchdeckel an der Seite auf einer Länge von ca 4 cm ca 0,5 cm des Einbands abgebrochen; wenige Seiten leicht angeschmutzt, Spalte 680/681 des zweiten Bands mit Abriss an der unteren Ecke (ca 12x5 cm) dabei in Spalte 681 Textverlust an den unteren 3 Zeilen, innen sonst aber in gutem Zustand [format folio, reliure en cuir, 2 ecussons dore, ornementation dore sur le dos, reliures un peu abime, tome premier avec une laceration sur les deux cotes en haut (ca 2 cm), en bas ca 2x0,5 cm du reliure ecorne, le couverture de livre de derriere ca 4x0,5 cm du reliure casse au cote, peu de pages un peu sale, colonnes 680/681 du tome second avec demolition dans le coin inferieur (ca 12x5 cm), dans le colonne 681 perte de texte dans le 3 lignes inferieurs, a l'interieur autrement en bon etat]. L'oeuvre est divise en 12 parties (un par mois) et decrit la vie des saint sur tous les mois BR7F1 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei.

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        To The] Lords Commissioners for the Longitude [caption title]

      [London 1715 - Broadside. Dbd. Small folio. 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 Early Proposal To Find Longitude; One of Two known Copies An extremely rare petitionary leaflet relating to the historic longitude prize, evidently printed during the first two years 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 methods 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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        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].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. 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. HANSON 2160.

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

      [London? 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [2]pp., including printed docket title on p.2. 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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        THE CASE OF HERTFORD. THE NUMBERS AT THE LAST POLL FOR THE BOROUGH OF HERTFORD WERE.[caption title].

      [London? ]. 1715 - Broadsheet. 2pp., including printed docket title on p.2. Dbd. Small folio. 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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        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]. - Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. 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. HANSON 2160.

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        THE CASE OF THE MERCHANTS-SUFFERERS, IN THE LATE DREADFUL FIRE, BY THE BURNING OF SUGAR, GINGER, OIL, AND SARSARILLA [caption title]

      [London? 1715].. Broadside. Dbd. Small folio. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Some foxing. Very good. A rare leaflet lobbying Parliament on behalf of British merchants who had recently lost £22,500 worth of sugar, ginger, oil, and sarsaparilla in a great fire. The merchants had just recently imported the goods, paying approximately £3000 in customs. In the present document the merchants petition the House of Commons to allow them to import goods duty-free up to the value of the customs of the goods destroyed. This is among the earliest examples of commercial 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 University of London, Oxford, and Harvard. GOLDSMITHS 5228.1. HANSON 2169.

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        THE CASE OF THE WARRANT OFFICERS [caption title]

      [London. 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Dbd. 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 this document was printed, 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 CASE OF THE FARMERS AND MALTSTERS, UPON THE SHORTNESS OF TIME ALLOW'D FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE DUTY ON MALT [caption title]

      [London? 1715?].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good. A rare leaflet lobbying Parliament on behalf of English barley farmers and maltsters. The document explains that the three months allowed to maltsters for paying duties on their malts after the malts have been made is excessively short, harming both their business and that of the farmers from whom they buy barley. The petitioners ask for six months to be granted instead of three and only to those maltsters who can give "reasonable Security for Payment of the said Duty." An interesting piece of British breweriana and an early example of commercial 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 Harvard and the University of London. GOLDSMITHS 5228. HANSON 2166.

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        PROPOSALS HUMBLY OFFER'D TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, BY THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE CLOTHIERS, AND OTHER WOOLLEN MANUFACTORIES, FOR THE MORE EFFECTUAL PREVENTING THE EXPORTATION OF WOOLL, &c. [caption title]

      [London? 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Near fine. A rare leaflet published on behalf of English clothing manufacturers, petitioning Parliament to improve enforcement of laws prohibiting the export of wool lest "a great Part of the Wooll Shorne this Season, will be clandestinely exported to France, and other Foreign Parts." 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 only three copies, two at the University of London's Senate House Library, and one at Oxford. GOLDSMITHS 5221. HANSON 2144.

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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].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. 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. HANSON 2176.

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        CATALUNYA, SANTS. CATECHISME PASTORAL DE PLATICAS PANEGYRICAS, JOSEPH PLENS 1715

      Jaume Surià Estamper. 1715 - Barcelona. 1715. 20X15. 8f+Gravat+570p+11f. Llibre de Sants i amb llengua catalana, bon estat. Rar. Ref 8.2 Biblioteca Cat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delices de l'Espagne et du Portugal, où en voit une description exacte des antiquitez, des provinces, des montagnes, des villes, des rivieres, des ports de mer, des fortresses, eglises, academies, palais, bains, etc. Tome Premiere (-sixieme).

      chez Pierre Vander Aa,, A Leide, 1715 - Sei volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. 1.500 ca complessive. Con 173 tavole f.t. incise in rame, prevalentemente a doppia pagina ed anche più volte ripiegate. Tra queste il frontespizio generale posto al primo volume e le antiporta illustrate a doppia pagina a ciascun volume. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Una piccola mancanza a due cuffie ed un'uniforme arrossatura presente prevalentemente alle tavole dei primi due volumi. Esemplare comunque complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. Opera dotata di un'iconografia assai ricca con vedute e scorci delle città spagnole e portoghesi, carte geografiche, scene popolari e di costumi. Assai raro a trovarsi completo di tutte le tavole come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dirleton's doubts and questions in the law of Scotland, resolved and answered

      Edinburgh: printed by James Watson. MDCCXV [1715]. folio, with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece of Steuart by George Vertue, title printed in red and black within ruled borders and with large woodcut device, (4) + 340 + 16pp., contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked to match, with raised bands and label. A fine, crisp, copy. First edition. Sweet & Maxwell vol.5 (i.e. Scottish law>) p.93. Sir James Stewart [or Steuart], of Goodtrees (1635-1713), politician and judge, had, controversially, made a name for himself when he published, in 1669, his most important political treatise, Jus populi vindicatum, or, the people's right to defend themselves and their covenanted religion, vindicated>, in which he combined biblical, natural law, and contractual arguments in support of a private right to violent resistance to tyrannous rulers. He pretty inevitably got into trouble with the government, went into exile, later returning under an alias. Under William III, however, his star rose when he was appointed Lord Advocate of Scotland in 1692. It was in that office that he wrote much of the government's report (1695) on the Glencoe massacre (of Feb. 1692), procured passage of an Act establishing the Scottish East India Company (1695), and drafted Scotland's Habeas Corpus Act (1701). Stewart was 'widely respected not only for legal and political prowess but also for religious devotion and theological and ecclesiastical acumen'. [E. Calvin Beisner in ODNB]. Sir John Nisbet (1610-1688), Lord Dirleton, judge and politician, had been the author of Some doubts and questions in the law> which were edited by Sir William Hamilton of Whitelaw when they were first published, posthumously, in 1698 by the printer, George Mosman, who was granted a 19-year licence by the Privy Council. They were reprinted in 1715.

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        Reports from the Committees of the House of Commons, 1715 - 1773, 4 vol set

      London By order of the House 1715. G : in Good condition. Boards detached. Covers rubbed. Content intact. Pages rubbed in places First Edition Leather cover 360mm x 250mm (14" x 10"). Containing much information on the East India Company. Published: 1715-1773.

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        Of the Rights of War and Peace, In Three Volumes; In Which...

      1715. Handsome Early English Translation of De Jure Belli ac Pacis Grotius, Hugo [1535-1645]. [Morrice, John, Translator and Editor]. Of the Rights of War and Peace, In Three Volumes; In Which are Explain'd the Laws and Claims of Nature and Nations, And the Principal Points that Relate Either to Publick Government, Or the Conduct of Private Life. Together with the Author's Own Notes. Done into English by Several Hands; With the Addition of the Author's Life by the Translators. Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London: Printed for D. Brown, T. Ward and W. Meares, 1715. Three volumes. Volume I has a one-page publisher list. [xv], civ, 212; [ii], 648 [ii], 356, [48] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked retaining spines with raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering pieces. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, a few hinges starting. Title pages printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, finger smudges to a few leaves, internally clean. A handsome set. * Third English-language edition. First published in Paris in 1625, The Rights of War and Peace established the system of modern public international law. Recognized immediately as an important work, it was translated into the principal languages of Europe. The first English translation, by Clement Barksdale, was published in 1654 and reissued the following year. The second, by William Evats, was published in 1682. According to sources cited in the ESTC, the 1715 edition was translated and edited by Morrice with the assistance of Edward Littlehales and John Spavan. The English editions differ considerably and are very interesting to compare. English Short-Title Catalogue T117018..

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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].. 3pp. plus printed docket title on verso of second leaf. 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? circa 1715].. Small folio broadsheet. [2]pp., including table and printed docket title on verso. 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. ESTC R235232, R177684.

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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: Printed by G. Parker, [?]. 1715 - 16pp. 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, traveled, worked, and wrote as an Anglican missionary and parish priest for the remainder of his life. In 1700, Keith published a large broadside on 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. DAB X, pp.289-90. DNB X, pp.1206-9.

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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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