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

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

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        KEI KETSU MITSU GO SHIU: COLLECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL TALKS ON THE ORDER OF LONGITUDINAL BLOOD CIRCULATION SYSTEMS.

      AN EARLY TREATISE ON ACCUPUNCTURE, RENAL SYSTEMS & BLOOD [Kyoto 1715, - Nakagawa Shigemon]. Brown stitched wrs., 3 volsoriginal covers, back of vol. 3 variant, woodblock printedon hand-made paper, [114] double folded leaves or [228]p.,some old minor worming, solid, original throughout. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

      [London? ca. 1715].. Broadsheet, 14 x 8 1/2 inches. [2]pp. With ornamental initial on recto and and printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. Very good. A petition to Parliament to review the case of Robert Blackburne and others connected to the so-called "Lancashire Plot" who were imprisoned in London without charges, trial, or opportunity for habeas corpus. Robert Blackburne (d. 1748), a scion of prominent Roman Catholic families in Lancashire, and his companions were arrested in 1695 on suspicion of connection to an assassination plot against William III and held at Newgate prison, where "no person but our Jaylor and his Servants were permitted to speak with us. We were denied the Use of Pen, Ink, and Paper, debarred of all Comforts and Conveniences, and under great Hardships as to the very Necessaries of Life; out Confinement being so strict, that even our Food and Linnen were searched, to prevent the least Communication." When after many years of being held without trial they finally managed to enter a request for habeas corpus, their petition was denied because they had not claimed it during the first parliamentary session after their imprisonment. This, they note, had been impossible to do, as they had had no access to pen, paper, or friends beyond the prison walls. Around 1715, following the accession of King George I and the election of a new Whig Parliament, the prisoners learned of a new bill in Parliament which they hoped would at last secure their release. It apparently was never passed, and Robert Blackburne was never exonerated; he died after fifty-three years' imprisonment, never brought to trial. An early example of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons during the 1710s. Signed in print by Robert Blackburne, John Cassells, John Bernardi, Robert Meldrum, and J. Chambers. Rare, with ESTC recording only four copies, three in England and one at the Folger Library. Thomas Taaffe, "Robert Blackburne," in THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 2 (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907), http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02590b.htm.

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        Stralsund. - Stadt- u. Befestigungsplan mit Umgebung und Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen 1715. - "Plan Und Situation von der Statt u. Vestung Stralsund".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, alt koloriert, 1715. Von Joseph Friedrich Leopold. 47,7 x 55 cm (Darstellung) / 50,3 x 59,3 cm (Blatt). Am linken Rand innerhalb der Darstellung große Titelkartusche mit Titel, Untertitel und Erläuterungen 1-26. Am rechten Rand Kartusche mit der Auflistung der Regimenter. Außerdem innerhalb der Karte Bezeichnung der Gewässer, Inseln, Wege und Lage der Quartiere. Am unteren Rand "Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac. Cas. Maje. Ios. Frid. Leopold fecit et exc". - Der Kupferstich zeigt die Stadt Stralsund und deren Umgebung zum Zeitpunkt der Belagerung während des Pommernfeldzugs 1715/16 im Großen Nordischen Krieg. Sie begann am 12. Juli 1715 und endete mit der Kapitulation der schwedischen Besatzung am 23. Dezember 1715. - Faltkarte auf Leinen. Leicht knickspurig und angeschmutzt. Kleine Randläsuren. Mittig kleine Fehlstelle. Insgesamt gut erhaltener, seltener Augsburger Einblattdruck. Joseph Friedrich Leopold (1668 Augsburg - 1727 ebenda). Deutscher Kupfer- und Notenstecher sowie Kunst- und Musikverleger. Vater des bekannten Kupfer- und Notenstechers Johann Christian Leopold. Die Verlegerfamilie veröffentlichte zwischen 1710 und 1750 zahlreiche Grafiken und Städteansichten und unterhielt einen der bedeutendsten Musiknoten-Verlage. Bekannt wurde Leopold auch für seine Vorlagenbücher ausländischer Ornamentformen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Reflexion sur la premotion physique EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Michel David, 1715. Fine. Chez Michel David, à Paris 1715, In 12 (9,5x16,5cm), (4) 351pp., relié. - Originale.Pleine Edition Sheepskin contemporary. Spine ribbed decorated with semi stars in the boxes. Part of title in red morocco. Caps frayed, split bits in head and tail. Coins émoussés.C'est the last work of the philosopher Cartesian Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715), which was written in response to free Laurent Boursier, From God's action on the creatures. Fellow says theses Malebranche (in search of the truth) lead to the Thomist theory of the determination of our actions. Malebranche said that our actions are free, God can not be determined. Malebranche defines the very first page of physical premotion: 'A physical standby, before the determination of the will, and makes it freely determined, and with indifference.' This is a work of importance on Free Will and physical determination of the Will. --- 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] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, avec semi d'étoiles dans les caissons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées, mors fendus en tête et queue. Coins émoussés. C'est la dernière oeuvre du philosophe cartésien Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715), qui fut écrite en réponse au libre de Laurent Boursier, De l'action de Dieu sur les créatures. Boursier affirme que les thèses de Malebranche (dans La recherche de la vérité) conduisent à la théorie Thomiste de la détermination de nos actions. Malebranche répond que nos actes étant libres, Dieu ne saurait les déterminer. Malebranche définit dès la première page la Prémotion physique : 'Un secours physique, qui précède la détermination de la Volonté, & qui fait qu'elle se détermine librement, & avec indifférence.' C'est une oeuvre d'importance concernant le Libre arbitre et la détermination physique de la Volonté.

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        CONSIDERATIONS ON THE QUAKERS SOLEMN AFFIRMATION; AND MAKE-ING THE SAME PERPETUAL; HUMBLY PROPOSED TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT [caption title]

      [London? 1715].. Broadsheet, 14 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. [2]pp. including printed docket title. Printed in two columns. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Small portion of lower inner margin excised, with no loss to text. Mild foxing. Very good. A scarce and highly informative letter to Parliament offering a critical history of the Quakers' "solemn 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 many Quakers continued to object over the use of God's name in the affirmation, and various non-Quakers continued to express their resentment over the entire matter. In 1715 a bill was under consideration in Parliament to renew indefinitely the Quakers' right to the affirmation. The author of this document, Francis Bugg, recommends against passing it "Without a Universal Obligation upon them...without a Penalty upon every Quaker that shall neglect or refuse to take it in due Form," pointing to hypocrisy and disingenuousness he has perceived among that community. Bugg (1640-1724?) was a Quaker apostate who published numerous writings against Quakerism from about 1680 through the 1720s. Dated May 5, 1715, and signed in print by F. Bugg. Not listed in Joseph Smith's BIBLIOTECA ANTI- QUAKERIANA or A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF FRIENDS' BOOKS. ESTC lists copies at three institutions: the British Library, the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, and Oxford. DNB III, pp.226-28.

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        The French Inquisition: or, the history of the Bastille in Paris, the state-prison in France: in which is an account of the manner of the apprehending of persons sent thither; and of the barbarous usage they meet with there. As also an account of the lewd lives and strange adventures of several prisoners, but more particularly of some priests. Written by Constantin De Renneville, who was a prisoner there eleven years. Translated from the original printed at Amsterdam

      London: A. Bell; T. Varnham, and J. Osborn; W. Taylor, and J. Baker. 1715. 8vo., (4) + 322 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, title printed within double-ruled border, rebound fairly recently in quarter calf over marbled boards with raised bands and red label gilt. A very good copy. First edition in English, variant issue with 'Osborn' in the imprint. Uncommon. René Auguste Constantin de Renneville (1650-1723) was a French Protestant. 'Because of his Protestant principles, Renneville left France for the Netherlands in 1699. On his return three years later he was denounced as a spy and imprisoned in the Bastille, where he remained until 1713. During his imprisonment he wrote a series of poems on the margins of a copy of Auteurs déguisés> (Paris, 1690), which he called Otia bastiliaca.> These were rediscovered by James Tregaski in 1906. Renneville was freed through the intercession of Queen Anne, and made his way to England. There he wrote his Histoire de la Bastille> published in 1715 (volume 1) and 1719 (volumes 1-4 with a new preface) in Amsterdam with Étienne Roger, a publisher who addressed the European market. The publication was dedicated to George I and appeared simultaneously in an abridged English and an illustrated German edition. A Dutch edition followed in 1717. At the time of his death in 1723 he was a major of artillery in the service of the elector of Hesse. His other important work is a Recueil des voyages qui ont servi a l'établissement de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales aux Provinces Unies> (10 vols, new ed., Rouen, 1725). The English version of L'inquisition Françoise> is of greater interest as it was published with William Taylor, the publisher Daniel Defoe chose for his Robinson Crusoe> in 1719. Both titles eventually shared aspects of realism and romanticization, an interest in the hardly credible 'romantic' story of a survivor.' [Quoted, with suitable caution, from the Wikipedia entry].

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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.

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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 he traveled, worked, and wrote as an Anglican missionary and parish priest for the remainder of his life. In 1700, Keith published a large broadside about the Quakers and their departure from several central Christian doctrines, entitled A SERIOUS CALL TO THE QUAKERS INVITING THEM TO RETURN TO CHRISTIANITY.... The broadside was followed by several editions of the same text, with various additions and corrections, over the next decade, with printings in London, Dublin, and Boston. The present edition, which bears no date, prints the full text of the 1706 edition (reprinted in Boston in 1709) together with the Last Will and Testament of George Fox, the founder of Quakerism. Fox's will, not present in previous editions, is printed here in fraktur and is followed by Keith's comments: "By this Will, This Imposter appears to be the Greatest Cheat that ever was on the foot of Learning; For in his Life Time he pretended to be a great Scholer and to understand 24 Languages...when tis evident hereby that he did not understand his mother tongue...Where tis plain by this Will, he cou'd not write one line of sense, or hardly Spell two words together True..." (p.16). While the last previously recorded edition of the pamphlet was printed in 1709, it is possible that this edition was not printed until 1715, as this copy was discovered bound in contemporary boards with a large number of English parliamentary petitions dating almost exclusively to that year. It may have been resurrected to distribute during the 1715 Parliamentary debate on whether to allow the Quakers to revise the "Solemn Affirmation" the British government had granted them to take in place of an oath. Not listed in Smith's A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF FRIENDS' BOOKS..., ESTC, or any other known references. DAB X, pp.289-90. DNB X, pp.1206-9.

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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].. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental border and initial. 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. HANSON 2159.

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        A TRUE STATE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE LEICESTERSHIRE ELECTION

      [Leicester? 1715].. 10pp. 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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        SOME REASONS MOST HUMBLY OFFERED TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF LORDS, AND.THE HOUSE OF COMMONS; BY ALL THE 700 HACKNEY COACHMEN AND THEIR WIDOWS, TO ENABLE THEM TO PAY THE GREAT TAX LAID UPON THEM [caption title].

      [London? ]. 1715 - Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Dbd. Small folio. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Some foxing, else very good. Different from the 1714 work of the same title, the text here begins, "Whereas by an Act of Parliament." A rare document petitioning Parliament to further government protections of the coach business through stricter licensing rules. This 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. Rare, with Hanson and ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford. HANSON 2193.

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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: Printed by Bartholomew Green, for the booksellers and sold at their shops, 1715 [i.e. 1714].. [16]pp., including a single woodcut anatomical illustration with astrological references on p.[2]. 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. EVANS 1680. DRAKE 2964. NAIP w022962.

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        THE CASE OF THE COASTING FISHERMEN [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 petition to Parliament relating to a current bill concerning the mesh size of fishing nets used along the coast of Great Britain. The fishing lobby here argues that the clause limiting mesh size to four inches, except for use with "Herrings, Pilchards, Sprats and Sardenas," will prevent the catching of various larger fish and lobster and thereby ruin much of the national fishing industry. They claim that the fishmongers, who support the regulation, would prefer "to bring in Foreign Fish caught in Foreign Bottoms" and profit from the higher prices. A leaflet published the same year, entitled AN ANSWER TO THE CASE OF THE COASTING FISHERMEN, indicates the present document was written by the lobsterman lobby. 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 records copies at only two institutions, Oxford and the University of London. HANSON 2118.

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        Bildnis einer jungen bürgerlichen Familie, um 1790.

      . Feder und Pinsel in Grau, über Bleistift, in zarten Farbtönen aquarelliert, mit getuschter Umrandung, auf Bütten. 24,5 x 19,5 cm. Mit mehreren Reißnagellöchlein im Rand, Tuschfleck rechts oben.. Schüler seines Vaters Johann Valentin Tischbein (1715-1768) in Hildburghausen, ab 1768 seines Onkels Johann Heinrich Tischbein d. Ä. (1722-1789) in Kassel. Die Unterstützung durch den Fürsten Friedrich von Waldeck ermöglichte ihm einen Studienaufenthalt in Paris 1772-1777, wo er die Akademie unter N. B. Lepicie (1735-1784) besuchte. Sein anschließender Romaufenthalt brachte ihn den Malern A. R. Mengs (1728-1779), J. L. David (1748-1825) und Fr.H. Füger (1751-1818) näher und führte wahrscheinlich zu einer intensiveren Auseinandersetzung mit der englischen Portraitmalerei. 1779 reiste er nach Neapel. 1780 verließ er Italien wieder Richtung Wien, um noch im selben Jahr über München, Stuttgart und Kassel nach Arolsen zu kommen. Hier arbeitete er im Dienst des Fürsten von Waldeck. Seit 1780 war er dessen Rat und Kabinettsmaler. Diese Jahre waren durch zahlreiche Reisen unterbrochen, die ihn mehrmals nach Holland und 1785 nach Weimar führten und mit bedeutenden Bekanntschaften (1785 Wieland, 1792 A.W. Schlegel) verbunden waren. 1795 trat er in den Dienst Leopold III. von Anhalt-Dessau. 1800 wurde er als Nachfolger A. Fr. Oesers (1717-1799) zum Direktor der Leipziger Kunstakademie berufen. In Leipzig lebte er mit Ausnahme einer längeren Reise nach St. Petersburg (1806-1808) bis zu seinem Tod, der ihn auf einer Reise in Heidelberg bei seiner Tochter Caroline, verehel. Wilken (1783 - 1843), ereilte. Der sogen "Leipziger Tischbein" gilt als bedeutender Porträtist der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft und bedeutendster Repräsentant seiner Familie.

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        THE CASE OF THE SOAP-MAKERS MAKING GREEN-SOAP [caption title]

      [London? 1715].. Broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good. An early lobbying leaflet petitioning Parliament to lift the duty on domestic green soap. The authors argue that the soap is being twice-taxed, as the oil and potashes from which it is made amounts to fifty percent of the duty already being paid on the soap itself, and that the resulting high prices have created a black market in soap. 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. ESTC and OCLC together record copies at six institutions in Britain and three in the United States (Harvard, University of Michigan, and University of Texas at Austin). HANSON 1723.

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        Il cuoco francese ove e insegnata La maniera di condire ogni sorte di Vivande, E di fare ogni sorte di Pasticcierie, e di Confetti, Conforme le quattro stagioni dell'Anno per il Signor de La Varenne. Trasportato Nuouamente dal Francese all'Italiana favella.

      Venezia, Giacomo Michielucci, 1715.. Ca. 14 x 8 cm. 12 Blätter, 420 Seiten. Pergamentband der Zeit.. Einband fleckig und etwas bestoßen, Vorsätze mit leichten Randschäden.

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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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        Prospect af det Kongelig Slott Friderichsberg at See fra midten i Haugen Anno 1756.

      Kobberstik af Johan Jacob Bruun efter eget forlæg. 17 x 24,5 cm. Kobberstikket er ikke koloreret. I en nyere håndforsølvet Carl Petersen ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 30,5 x 37,5 cm. - Godt, stærkt tryk. Fornemt eksemplar.. Johan Jacob Bruun (1715-1789). Topografisk tegner og maler med en meget stor produktion af prospekter - tuschtegninger, akvareller og gouacher - af danske byer og slotte m.v. Han tegnede bl.a. forlæg til mange illustrationer i Laurids de Thurahs "Den Danske Vitruvius" (1746-1749) og "Hafnia Hodierna" (1748). J. J. Bruun forsøgte sig på egen hånd med det ufuldendte værk "Novus Atlas Daniæ". Subskriptionsindbydelse blev udsendt i 1757 (prospekterne ville komme i løsblade) og frem til 1764 udsendte han ialt 60 kobberstik efter egne forlæg. Herefter stoppede udgivelsen, måske fordi J. J. Bruuns værk blev overhalet indenom af Erik Pontoppidans "Den Danske Atlas", hvis to første bind udkom 1763-1764.Efter Johan Jacob Bruuns død i 1789 købte den vindskibelige G. L. Lahde kobberpladerne, og i årene 1799 til 1806 benyttede han dem i værket Dannemarks Kiøbstæder og Slotte i Kobbere af Bruun, historisk-topografisk beskrevet og udgivet af Sander, Nyerup og Lahde. Der var kun få ændringer af stikkene, bl.a. var årstallet fjernet på de fleste

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        Almanach Welt-Sitten-Staat-Marter-Calender. (Beigebunden 6 weitere satirische Schuldramen des Autors). 7 Werke in 1 Band.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag, ca. 1715.. 8vo. 187 S. Moderner Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.. Sammelband mit Schuldramen eines der beliebtesten Satiriker seiner Zeit. Der Jesuit Franz Callenbach (1663-1743) ließ die Stücke jeweils nur einmal aufführen; sie erlebten aber als Lesedramen eine weite Verbreitung und begründeten die Beliebtheit des Autors, der die meiste Zeit seines Lebens in Wetzlar zubrachte. - Der Band enthält: 1. Almanach Welt-Sitten-Staat-Marter-Calender. - Der "Almanach" ist ein satirischer Kulturspiegel in 3 Marter-Listen (Akte) und 24 Staats-Torturen (Szenen). Die Erstaufführung fand 1707 statt, der erste Druck erschien aber erst 1714. Der "Almanach" liegt hier im ersten von drei verschiedenen Drucken mit 187 S. vor, gegenüber den früheren Drucken mit 160 S. inhaltlich kaum verändert, jedoch mit aufgelockertem Satzbild.- Dünnhaupt 10.4.- 2. UTI ANTE HAC, Auf die alte Hack. (Ca. 1715). 88 S. (vgl. Dünnhaupt 5.8, aber dort wird "Neuen" im Titel klein geschrieben).- Eine Satire auf die alamodische Sprachverderberei und die Einführung französischer Hofsitten und ein Lob auf die gute, alte Zeit. - 3. QUASI SIVE MUNDUS-QUASIFICATUS: Das ist Die quasificirte Welt Sub Polis nisi et quasi. 1715. 4 Bl., 88 S. (Dünnhaupt 4.5, danach die früheste von 3 Varianten mit dem Druckjahr 1715). - Teils auf Deutsch, teils auf Lateinisch verfaßte amüsante Satire über die Schwächen der zeitgenössischen Gesellschaft. 4 Systemata (Szenen) mit je 7 Parallaxen (Szenen) nehmen zum Teil Wetzlarer Lokalereignisse aufs Korn. - 4. QUASI VERO, Der Hinckende Bott hat sich Wohl. Sive novellae politico-morales. 1715. 112 S.- Zweite Titelvariante mit dem Druckjahr 1715. - Satire gegen Heucheleien aller Art, vornehmlich auf religiösem Gebiet, mit amüsanten Prognostikationen über die Welt der Zukunft. - Dünnhaupt 8.9. - 5. GENEALOGIA NISIBITARUM. Deß Uralten Nisi-Stamm-Baum Geburths-Brieff. 1715. 136 S., 1 mehrfach gefaltete Stammtafel. - "Satirische Behandlung verschiedener 'Äste' des Nisi-Stammbaumes: Nisi-academicum, Nisi-militare, Nisi-politicum, Nisi-oeconomicum, Nisi-mechanicum, Nisi-forense, Nisi-senile, Kirchen-Nisi, Ehe-Nisi, Schul-Nisi, Lauff-Nisi, Kauff- und Verkauff-Nisi, Bauern-Nisi u.ä.". - Erste Variante mit Jahresangabe 1716 (Erkennungszeichen: Druckfehler "Misibitischen" im Titel). - Dünnhaupt 6.8. - 6. ECLIPSES POLITICO-MORALES. Sicht- und unsichtbare sittliche Staats-Finsternussen, Denen Kindern des Liechts zur Warnung. (Nach 1715). 84 S. - Neusatz (Merkmale: S. 23, Z. 1 endet auf "auf"; Variante mit korrig. Druckfehler im Titel ("hei(l)samen"). - (Dünnhaupt 7.8: "Behandlung" der politischen Krankheiten der Mme Deutschland durch ausländische Quacksalber). - 7. PUER CENTUM ANNORUM. Der vor Augen liegend- handel- und wandlenden Welt täglich anhaltendes Kinder-Spiehl. (Ca. 1715). 144 S. - "Satire gegen den Kaffee- und Tabakgenuß" (Dünnhaupt 9.5 (doch "treu-meynender" mit Bindestrich!). - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt.

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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 of Norfolke, and the Lady Mary Mordaunt, before the House of Lords, anno 1699

      London : printed for E. Curll, 1715. 1st Edition. 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. 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 Iliad of Homer

      London: Bernard Lintot, 1715-20. First edition of Alexander Pope's monumental illustrated translation of Homer's Iliad, the suscription edition. Quarto, 6 volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, with gilt titles to the spine and corner ornaments, rebacked to style in brown calf, raised bands. The bookplate in each volume of Sir John C. Hobhouse. John Cam Hobhouse (1786-1869), was Lord Byron's close friend, literary confidante and executor. Frontispiece portrait of Homer. In very good condition with some of the usual toning. An attractive set. 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).

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. G. Leibnitius").

      Hannover, 27. III. 1715.. 1 p. on bifolium with integral address panel.. In Latin, with a Greek interspersion, to the "clarissimo et doctissimo domino Bühel" in Braunschweig, i.e., the theologian and scholar Johann Christian Biel (1687-1745), concerning classical writings and languages: "Vir Doctissime. Video me nondum tibi gratias egisse pro egregio specimine Hesychiano quo et doctrinam et diligentiam tuam satis ostendis. Quo pauciores in his oris tibi similes sunt, eo magis tibi favendum est. Nam vulgo valde frigent haec studia quae non sunt [pros ta alphita]. - Laurentium [recte: Ludolphum] Custerum audio in nova Hesychii editione curanda Parisiis occupari. Quod si tibi liberet cum eo conferre, operam meam offero. Etsi enim mihi cum eo nullum sit per literas commercium, habeo tamen amicos qui libenter literas curabunt. - Rogo ut subinde annotes vocabula Scythica quae tibi forte in Hesychio aliisque Graecis scriptoribus occurrent. Fuere qui persica, indica, Aegyptiaca, phrygi[c]a, celtica collegere. Miror scythica neminem quod sciam curasse. Quod superest vale et me ama [...] P.S. Indicabis qua ratione recte literae ad te curentur et an suffciat Tabellarii offcio committi, quod nunc facio". The lexicon of Hesychius was an ancient reference tool for the study of Greek grammar; Biel was working on a publication of "all the scriptural glosses found in Hesychius". A new edition was apparently planned by the scholar Ludolph Küster, to be published at Paris, but Küster died suddenly in 1716, before the work was completed. Curiously, Leibniz mentions his interest in Scythia and asks Biel to let him know of any Scythian names or references he encounters in his work. Leibniz was at the time, one and a half years before his death, a political advisor and librarian to the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg in Hanover. - Several corrections and insertions by Leibniz. The address has been corrected by a Braunschweig postal official: "Biel / aufm Hagenmarkt zu erfragen". Traces of original folds. Small hole and edge trimming from removal of seal on address leaf, otherwise very fine. - G. W. Leibniz: Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe, Transkriptionen des Briefwechsels 1715, S. 119f., Nr. 84 ("Privatbesitz [?]"). First published: N. Barkey (ed.), Symbolae litterariae Haganae ad incrementum scientiarum omne genus (The Hague, 1779), p. 483f.

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        The Royal Charter of confirmation granted by His most excellent Majesty King James II to the Trinity-House of Deptford-Stroud

      Lon., 1715. 178 pp. "For the government and encrease of the navigation of England, and the relief of poor mariners, their widdows and orphans, &c." Originally a 16th century guild created to regulate pilotage on the Thames, Trinity House expanded its functions to navigation and safety, erecting lighthouses and beacons. It is still the managing authority for lighthouses, the licensing body for deep sea pilots, and a charitable organization for the welfare of mariners and maritime safety. Second edition of a text first published in 1685. A&W 3589A. A very nice copy bound in antique style half mottled calf over marbled boards.

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        The Iliad of Homer & The Odyssey of Homer

      London: Bernard Lintot, 1715-26. 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).

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

      By order of the House, London 1715 - Containing much information on the East India Company. Published: 1715-1773. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Boards detached. Covers rubbed. Content intact. Pages rubbed in places [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les loix et les coutumes du change des principales places de l'Europe

      Amsterdam, aux dépens d'Estienne Roger 1715 - One volume in small 4to; engraved frontispiece, (4), 328, (14) pp. and a large engraving of “La Maison de Ville d’Amsterdam” between pages 318 and 319; contemporary half calf over marbled boards, corners strengthened, spine re-backed using the original spine strip, some gilding and gilt lettering-piece to spine, title printed in red and black, some moderate foxing in places, else clean, a good copy. First edition in French of “De Wissel-Stijl tot Amsterdam”, a book that describes the use of bills of exchange at the principal trading places in Europe. The translator was the son of Samuel Ricard and the author of “Le négoce d’Amsterdam”. R. de Roover S. 214, Kress 2970 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige Anweisung alle Arten von Bürgerlichen Wohn-Häusern wohl anzugeben:

      . Worinnen I. Nicolai Goldmanns Anweisung und zwey Exempel gründlich erkläret, II. Deren Imitation in sechs unterschiedenen Exempeln gezeiget, III. Die Application in sechs unterschiedenen auf einerley gantz irregularen Platz eingerichteten Häusern an die Hand gegeben, Endlich IV. Durch 88. andere Exempel völlig in die Ubung gebracht, Alles aber also ausgeführet wird, daß er dermahleins das vorhabende vollständige Architectonische Werck mit ausmachen helffe. Augspurg: Wolffens / Daselbst gedruckt bey Peter Detleffsen, 1715. With 15 etched and engraved plates, of which 5 are signed L.C. Sturm and I.A. Corvinus. 4to. [16] pp + plates. Bound in 19th century halfleatherbinding with coloured label on frontboard. Titlepage weakly foxes, text and plates mostly clean. * Jeremias Wolff was responsible for publishing this anonymous work, and quite possibly for editing its rext. The form and wording of the titlepage, the format of the whole, the heavy reliance on Nicolaus Goldmmann's manuscripts, and the signature of L.C. Sturm on some the plates betray the origins of the work, which undoubtedly lay in Sturm's unrealised plans to publish a complete compendium of civil architecture based on Goldmann's theories. [Early Printed Books 3203]..

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