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        Vue General de la Maison du plaisance, de Sa Majesté Le Roy de Prusse, nommé mon Byoux, Batie devant Berlin sur la Spreé." Schloß Monbijou

      Kupferstich von J. Böcklin nach J. F. Eosander von Goethe aus Merian, Theatrum Europaeum 1717. 49x70.5 cm. von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Kiewitz 494 - Wirth, Berlin S. 29 - Blick auf das Schloss mit den Gärten von der Spree aus. Dekoratives großes Blatt mit Booten und hübscher Personenstaffage. Unten links kurzes Stück weißer Papierrand außerhalb der Einfassung neu angesetzt, kurzer Randeinriß restauriert, im Himmel und rechts schwache Bräunung, kurze unbedruckte Quetschfalten rechts.

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        An enquiry into the state of the union of Great Britain, and the past and present state of the trade and publick revenues thereof / by the Wednesday's club in Friday-street

      London : printed for A. and W. Bell ..., and J. Watts ..., and sold by B. Barker and C. King ..., W. Mears and J. Brown ..., and W. Taylor ..., 1717. 1st Edition. Physical description: [22], 276 p ; 8vo. Subjects: Finance - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Great Britain - Economic conditions - 18th century. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1714-1727. Notes: The Club's deliberations written down by William Paterson (ESTC). Proceedings of Wednesday's Club in Friday Street, June 27, 1716 to January 16, 1716/17. Referenced by: Goldsmiths' 5339; ESTC t084446; Kress 3030. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked, aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        De Officio Locumtenentis in Guberniis Sac Consultae Tractatus

      1717. Seta, Joannes Baptista Ascanius. De Officio Locumtenentis in Guberniis Sac. Consultae Tractatus: In quo Habentur Observationes & Regulae non Minus Utiles Quam Necessarie pro Iisdem Guberniis Recte Administrandis in Re Criminali & Politica; & Pro Rite Interpretandis, Extendendis, & Successive Exequendis Cunctis Rescriptis a Sac. Consulta Fieri Solitis in Causarum Criminalium Expeditionibus, Atque Provisionibus, cum Permultis Decretis, Tam Eiusdem Sac. Conf., Quam Aliarum Sac. Cong. Suis in Locis Ordine Dispositis Et Obiter de Jurisdictione Episcoporum Contra Inquisitores, & Eorum Familiares, & e Contra; Necnon Epitome Criminalis Judicii. Et Tandem, In hac Secunda Editione Praedictis Adnectuntur Quamplura Vota Criminalia ad Sacram Consultam Transmissa, Eiusdemque Bannimenta Generalia. Lucca: Typis Marescandoli, 1717. [viii], 307 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling, staining and shelfwear, boards somewhat bowed, partial crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page. Woodcut head and tail-pieces. Some toning, light browning in a few places, internally clean. * Second and final edition. Text in Latin and Italian. First published in 1700, this rare treatise provides a comprehensive overview of Italian criminal law, procedure and courts on the cusp of the Enlightenment. It describes the system that Beccaria hoped to reform. OCLC locates three copies in North America, all of the 1717 edition (at Princeton University and Harvard and UC-Berkeley Law Schools). KVK locates 12 copies, 4 of the 1717 edition, all in Italy. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Corpus iuris canonici emendatum et notis illustratum.

      Basel, E[manuel] u. J[ohann] R[udolf] Thurneysen, 1717 - Schweinslederband der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit hs. Rückentitel, berieben und bestossen, bnutzungen am Deckel, nur eine Schliesse vorhanden; 5 Teile in 1 Band. (108) SS., 1280 Spp. (20) SS., 754 Spp., (1) S. (6) SS., 404 Spp., (68) SS. (4) SS., 236 Spp., (10) SS. (6) SS., 158 Spp., (1) S. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Gr.-4to. Basler Gesamtausgabe der seit 1582 unter diesem Titel herausgegebenen päpstlichen Rechtsbücher.- Papierbedingt teils etwas braunfleckig; einige alte, teils gestrichene hs. Besitzvermerke auf Vorsätze und Titel seite. wenige Seiten am Rande lädiert oder alt repariert; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theologia mystica: Oder geheime Krafft-Theologia der Alten. In drey Theile abgefasset, Als I. Von dem Wege der Busse zu Gott. II. Von dem Wege der Erleuchtung einer bussfertigen Seelen. III. Von dem Weg der Vereinigung mit Gott. Auß H. Schrifft, und den Alt-Vättern mit eigener Erfahrung gezeiget. Sambt einem Außzug auß dem Buch genandt himmlische Academie, zu London in Engelland hiebevor gedruckt, Und einen Sendschreiben Johann Arnds, an Erasmum Wolffartum, von dem grossen Geheimnüß der Menschenwerdung des ewigen Worts

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Andreä 1717.. 16 Bll., 224 S.; 240 S.; 412, 35 S. Pappbde. d. Zt., Bde. 1 und 2 mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Vgl. ADB XII, 655. - Eines der Hauptwerke des mystischen Theologen Christian Hoburg (1607-1675), "ohne daß seine Mystik einen bestimmten positiven Charakter gehabt hätte, der ihm in der Geschichte eine bestimmte eigenthümliche Stelle zuweisen könnte" (ADB). - Berieben und bestoßen. Spiegel mit Exlibris "Deutsche Christenthums-Gesellschaft", Bd. I mit Feuchtigkeitsspur, sonst etw. fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Pharmacopée Royale Galenique et Chymique. Nouvelle Edition

      Anisson & Posuel, Paris, 1717. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary leather respined and edged in modern leather, old bookplates on the added endpaper. Lovely engraved title and 5 plates. Light dampstain to foredge, plates a bit soiled at edges, a few small wormholes at rear. Explication des plus communs caracteres chymiques pasted to rear blank. Old catalog entry pasted to rear added endpaper. Generally clean and bright; binding is tight and square. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 039123. .

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        Pieces Echapees Du Feu

      Plaisance [Hollande] 1717 - Full contemporary leather. Solid binding and cover. Front hinge partially cracked. 9 p.l., 3-292, [4] p. 17 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. A rare volume, per Gay. "Ce volume rare a e?te? re?imprime? sous le titre de Recueil de pie?ces se?rieuses, comiques et burlesques; sans lieu, 1721."--Gay. Polichinelle demandant une place dans l'Acade?mie [par Nicolas de Male?zieu]--Remarques sur l'Angleterre [faites en 1713] par Monsieur de S. G. [Dubois de Saint-Gelais?]--Histoire de Leonice et de Mendosa, par Monsieur de S.--[Des lettres, des contes et poe?sies diverses] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES DE Mr. MARIOTTE, DE L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES. (Traité de la percussion ou choc des corps, Essai sur la végétation des plantes, Essai sur la nature de l'air, Essai sur le chaud et le froid, Essai sur la nature des couleurs, Traité du mouvement des eaux & des autres corps fluides, Règles pour les jets d'eau + divers autres traités).

      - Leide, Pierre Vander, 1717. 20x25,5 cm. Ouvrage en 2 tomes reliés en un volume, orné de 26 planches hors-texte. 701 pages (numérotation continue sur les deux tomes, saut de pages de la 566 à la 600 suite à une erreur de mise en page, mais TEXTE COMPLET, page de titre du second tome reliée par erreur à la fin du premier chapitre du tome 2) + Tables. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane mouchetée. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Plats ornés de deux encadrements imprimés à froid. Mors fendus et manque à la coiffe supérieure. Plats et dos frottés, quelques feuillets uniformément brunis, sinon ouvrage solide et complet.

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        COMPLEET NEDERDUITSCH EN FRANSCH WOORDENBOEK

      1717. Good. MARIN, Pieter. DICTIONNAIRE COMPLET HOLLANDOIS ET FRANCOIS. COMPLEET NEDERDUITSCH EN FRANSCH WOORDENBOEK. Amsterdam, printed for the author in de Wye-Capelsteeg, and also to be found at the Widow Gysbert de Groot and Pieter de Coup, 1710 and 1717. Quarto. Two volumes. [xl]1208[4]; [xx]1062pp. First edition, with both volumes signed by the author on the "copye van de Privilegie" page. The first volume, published in 1710, has French to Dutch vocabulary; the second, 1717, is Dutch to French. Both have engraved allegorical titlepages, explained in Dutch on a separate, printed leaf. The author promises to follow the usage of the French Academy, and to include terms of the "necessary arts, curious notes, historical remarks, and other items encouraging a taste for good literature." In early vellum, dried, broken and soiled. Volume I is detached from its covers, with the 20 leaves of prelims disbound, with some staining and tattering, but no loss to printed area. Volume II clings to its covers by two cords, shows dampstaining to last quarter of text, with two final blanks detached and key to frontispiece torn. Clearly in need of, and worthy of, a binder's help. This important dictionary was reprinted in 1720, 1728, 1730, and 1743. Both the OCLC and the Cordell Collection list only later editions. (See Vancil p.159).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Privilegia Caesarea a gloriosissimae memoriae augustissimis imperatoribus Carolo Magno, Carolo Quarto, Carolo Quinto, Rudolpho Secundo, & Ferdinando Tertio, reverendissimo ac perillustri capitulo cathedralis ecclesiae nec non toti clero Dioeceseos Osnabrugensis clementissime impertita. Juncta eiusdem Dioeceseos Perpetua Capitulatione

      Neuhaus, Todt 1717. 31 cm. 2 Teile. 32; 27, (1 weiß) Seiten Umschlag - Fink S. 9ff - Grotefend, Osnabr. 174 - Duchhardt / Ortlieb 260 - Vom Domkapitel veranstalteter Druck, der wenige Tage nach Erscheinen durch das bischöflich Konfiskationsedikt eingezogen wurde. Mit dem Anhang "Capitulatio perpetua", die 1717 ohne Einholung der vorgeschriebenen landesherrlichen Zustimmung gedruckt wurde. Sie liegt hier in dem Abdruck von 1766 vor (ausführlich bei Fink). - Die "Capitulatio perpetua" (Immerwährende Kapitulation), wurde 1650 auf dem Nürnberger Exekutionsausschuß - im Anschluß an den Westfälischen Frieden - beschlossen. Ihr wesentlicher Inhalt war die Bestimmung, daß das Bistum Osnabrück abwechselnd von einem gewählten katholischen und einem evangelischen Fürstbischof aus dem Hause Braunschweig-Lüneburg regiert wird. -

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        Der berühmten Kauff- und Handels-Stadt Leipzig Wechsel-Ordnung, mit nützlichen Anmerckungen, zusamt einem Anhange, worinnen das so genannte Leipzigische Marckt-Rescript... desgleichen unterschiedene anderer Handels-Plätze in Europa, übliche Wechsel- und Banco-Ordnungen zu befinden

      Leipzig, Kloß 1717.. Mit gefalt. gest. Frontispiz. 9 Bll., 1017 S., 15 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. mit verg. Rückentitel, Deckelzentren mit blindgepr. Justitia im Oval. Humpert 5762; Kress S.2751. - Zweite, stark vermehrte Ausgabe. Der umfangreiche Anhang enthält Wechselordnungen von Altenburg, Amsterdam, Augsburg, Bozen, Brandenburg, Braunschweig, Breslau, Danzig, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Köln, Lübeck, Lyon, Magdeburg, Naumburg, Nürnberg, Preußen und eine französische Wechselordnung. Das Frontispiz mit hübscher Ansicht von Leipzig. - Gering berieben. Durchgehend schwach gebräunt, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, Druckvermerk auf Titel unten angeschnitten.

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        A Law-Dictionary and Glossary, Interpreting Such Difficult and

      1717. Blount, Thomas [1618-1679]. Nelson, William, Editor. A Law-Dictionary and Glossary, Interpreting Such Difficult and Obscure Words and Terms, As are Found Either in Our Common or Statute, Ancient or Modern, Laws. With References to the Several Statutes, Records, Registers, Charters, Ancient Deeds and Manuscripts, Wherein the Words and Terms are Used. To Which are Added Above Two Thousand Two Hundred Words, Collected from All the Laws of the Saxon, Danish and Norman Kings: And From All the Ancient Books of the Common Law, From the Monasticon Anglicanum, Du Fresne's Glossary, The Chronicon Saxonicum, And the Volumes Lately Published by Dr. Gale. Likewise an Explanation of All the Ancient Names of the Inhabitants, Cities, Towns, Villages and Rivers of Great Britain. Collected Formerly by Mr. Camden and Others, And Necessary for the True Understanding the History and Laws of this Realm. By W. Nelson, of the Middle Temple, Esq. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1717. [330] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13" x 8"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to joints, raised bands to spine, lettering piece lacking. Light rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine, a few scuffs to boards, a small length of calf lacking from fore-edge of rear board, corners bumped, some chipping to head of spine, minor worming to rear pastedown, front joint starting at ends, front hinge cracked, early bookplate (of G. Helyar) to front pastedown. Some toning to text, internally clean. * Third and final edition. Enlarged by W. Nelson. Nelson claimed to have added nearly three thousand words, which he collected from all the laws of the Saxon, Danish and Norman kings. Blount's Dictionary was first published in 1656, and along with Rastell's, Cowell's and Spelman's, is one of the earliest English law dictionaries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:6. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digest, Dictionaries and Indexes to the Year 1800 202.

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        Delle antichità Estensi ed Italiane trattato.

      Modena, nella Stamperia Ducale, 1717. - Folio. Vol. 1 (of 2). Engr. frontispiece, XXXI, 439, (1) pp. With 12 printed genealogical tables and several figural woodcut initials. Contemp. vellum with gold-stamped label to spine. Edges in red. First ed. of this history of the Italian noble family of Este from 996 to 1221; without the 2nd volume, not to be published until 1740. "Un des meilleurs ouvrages de son savant et infatigable auteur" (Brunet). Brunet III, 1950. Ebert *14514. Jöcher/Adelung V, 200, 20. Graesse IV, 627. For the frontispiece: Thieme/B. VII, 318 (s. v. "Consetti"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De prodigiosis naturae et artis operibus talismanes et amuleta dictis cum recensione scriptorum huius argumenti.

      Hamburg, Christian Liebezeit, 1717. - (6), 184, (16) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz. Mit gest. Frontisp. und gest. Titelvignette. Mod. Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Kritische Würdigung der Literatur über Amulette und Talismane. Bespricht über 500 Werke und bringt auch eine Fülle biographischer Details. "Interesting transition work on the astrological and fetishistic superstitions" (Faber du F.) - Vereinzelte Verstärkungen mit Japanpapier, sonst gutes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Werks. Caillet 446. Rosenthal 1814. Faber du Faur 1576. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neu-eröffnete Mathematische Werck-Schule, Oder Gründliche Anweisung, Wie die Mathematische Instrumenten Nicht allein schicklich und recht zu gebrauchen, sondern auch auf die beste und accurateste Manier zu verfertigen, zu probiren, und allzeit in guten Stand zu erhalten sind. 2. Auflage. Samt einem Anhang, In welchem noch verschiedene Instrumenta, absonderlich die zur Geometrie und Perspective dienen, deutlich vorgestellet und erkläret werden von Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr

      Nürnberg, Monath 1717. 22 cm. (16), 394 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 28 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel - Poggendorff I, 194f. - Fromm 3274 (3. Aufl.) - Zweite deutsche Ausgabe von "Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathématique" des französischen Ingenieurs und Instrumentenbauers Nicolas Bion (1652 - 1733). Herstellung, Beschreibung und Abbildung von Instrumenten für Mathematik, Geodäsie, Kartographie, Astronomie, Nautik, unter anderem auch der Pantograph (S. 90 - 92 und Tafel 9). Weitere Beschreibungen und Abbildungen: Proportonialzirkel, Winkelmesser, Kartenprojektion, Kompaß, Wasserwaage, Quadrant, Sonnenuhren, Flaschenzug, Mikroskop, etc. Das Werk schließt mit einer Beschreibung "der gebräuchlichsten Handwerckszeuge" für die Herstellung mathematischer Instrumente. Einband etwas fleckig, innen meist nur an den Rändern leicht gebräunt -

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      London: John Sturt with the Permission of John Baskett, 1717. xxii, 166pp. Contemporary semi-sombre binding, raised bands, spine in seven panels, each panel with central floral spray in blind, covers with panel design, double fillet bordering a volute and roundel roll, inner panel of double fillet with simple flower head tool to corners and halfway between, inner scalloped frame surrounding seed heads, volutes and roundels all in blind. Gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., comb and curl marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, with light abrasions to lower cover. Lightly browned throughout, paper repair to head of pp 53/4, but generally clean, lacking the advertisement leaf to rear. Engraved throughout, red-ruled throughout, with the volvelle on page v. Sturt was apprenticed to White, himself a pupil of Loggan's, and was well known for his miniature work, "it was said that he could engrave the creed on a silver penny, a claim amply reinforced by his best-known works: engraved versions of the Book of Common Prayer and of Laurence Howell's The Orthodox Communicant, published respectively by subscription in 1717 and 1721. The first of these books, executed on 188 silver plates adorned with borders and vignettes, had a frontispiece portrait of King George I, the lines for which were composed of the creed, the Lord's prayer, the ten commandments, a prayer for the royal family, and Psalm 21, all inscribed in minute characters" (ODNB). Griffiths 1717:2 (page v with cherub heads only halfway between each corner, and is numbered vii), ESTC T141242 (ten locations worldwide). First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Sturt, John. 8vo.

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        Ragguaglio della Nozze delle Maestà Filippo Quinto e di Elisabetta Farnese...celebrate in Parma l’Anno 1714

      Parma: Stamperia di S.A.S., 1717. Rare fete book celebrating the nuptials of Philip V of Spain, the Founder of the Bourbon dynasty, and Elizabeth Farnese, at Parma Cathedral in September of 1714. Arranged by the Vatican after the death of Philip's first wife, Maria Louisa of Savoy, the marriage was of considerable political importance, and in due course brought about the transference of the Duchy of Parma from the possession of the Farnese family to that of the Bourbons. As not infrequently happened in such marriages, the groom didn’t show, but was represented by proxy (a high-ranking Cardinal!). The prose account retails the entry of the massive Vatican entourage into Parma, the tour of the Farnese apartments and other possessions and selected local attractions. The elaborate procession to the Cathedral is set out, with remarks on costume and of course the decoration of the cathedral is treated at length. The Farnese court painter Ilario Spolverino (1657-1734) was commissioned to make a series of paintings of the event, from which a number of engravings were made for the work at hand by the Bolognese Francia. The plates include an allegorical frontispiece in which winged figures present an oval portrait of Elizabeth Farnese to the (apparently) smitten King; (1) an “extra” large plate showing the entry of the Vatican party into Parma, complete with 24 mules; (2) the exterior of the cathedral decorated with draperies and family arms; (3) the decorated interior, with draperies and allegorical emblems, and showing as well the contemporary state of the Cathedral’s permanent decoration, a subject of considerable art historical interest; (4) the wedding proceedings “live,” including the panoply of the filled cathedral; (5) an architectural plan of the cathedral.* Berlin Kat. 3060; Lipperheide Si 36; Cicognara 1491; Vinet 567; Coxe, Memoirs of the Kings of Spain and of the House of Bourbon; R.A. Riccardi, Ilario Spolverini (1979), #55-73.. Folio, (1) f., 115, (1) pp., including frontispiece and 5 large folding plates measuring approximately ; plate I; 89cmx60cm; plate II.:49cmx44cm: plate III:43cmx67cm: plate IV:82cmx60cm; plate V: 82cmx53cm. Bound in original Spanish calf. ‘Pasta Espanola”. Very tall copy with large margins. Internally very fresh. Generally excellent.

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        Aritmetica Practica y Especulativa

      Madrid, por Angel Pasqual Rubio, 1717. 4to.; 2 hs., 275 ff., 7 hs. Ejemplar con pequeños puntos de polilla en las cuatro hojas finales de Tabla. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino. Rara edición de un clásico de la Matemática española, con abundantes datos históricos sobre el desarrollo de dicha Ciencia y aportaciones propias, de las cuales hicieron cumplido elogio Domingo Zapata y Francisco Sánchez el Brocense en la introducción al «Libro de Algebra». A destacar los curiosos ejemplos de la vida cotidiana que Pérez de Moya utiliza en el planteamiento de problemas matemáticos: «Caso de dos regatonas que vendían melones», «Caso del cozinero que necesitaba un par de huevos», et alii...

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        Nova Territori Erfordien in Suas Prefecturas

      Nuremberg.: [Johann Baptist Homann.]. 1717.. A beautifully engraved hand coloured map of North East Germany showing the area around Erfurt in detail. In the centre of the map is a small plan of Erfurt, which is also shown as a panoramic view at the foot of the map and titled 'St. Petersburg'. An elaborate decorative title cartouche in the lower right corner depicts allegorical figures surrounded by the produce of the land including sheaves of wheat; a beehive; and a cornucopia of fruits. Cherubs holding a coat of arms float up from the scene on the right, while on the lower left a centaur sits meditatively beneath a pine tree amongst slaughtered cattle. Physical features of the area are illustrated and farming areas shown by fields which criss-cross across the map. A clear, dark impression, the work of an outstanding German cartographer who, in 1715, was appointed as imperial geographer by Emperor Charles VI. This map also includes "Schwan See" [Swan Lake] under a town of the same name, which has since disappeared. Hand coloured, two very minor splits at upper and lower edges on centre fold and not affecting engraved area, a handsome map, 54 x 61.5 cm. .

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        Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Fifteen Books. A New Translation. Complete in 2 Volumes, bound as One.

      Printed for A. Bettesworth and W. Taylor, E. Curll and J. Browne., London. 1717 - Good. Contemporaneous full paneled calf. Four bands to spine. Spine missing calf tile and a little rubbed. Calf a little chipped at spine head. Joints cracked to top inch. Foxed to outermost leaves and lightly toned. Blank verso of last leaf of prelims is stuck down to blank reverse of adjacent engraved plate. xix, 299pp and 252pp and unpaginated index to rear of each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pieces Echapees Du Feu

      Plaisance [Hollande], 1717-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Full contemporary leather. Solid binding and cover. Front hinge partially cracked. 9 p.l., 3-292, [4] p. 17 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. A rare volume, per Gay. "Ce volume rare a été réimprimé sous le titre de Recueil de pieÌ€ces sérieuses, comiques et burlesques; sans lieu, 1721."--Gay. Polichinelle demandant une place dans l'Académie [par Nicolas de Malézieu]--Remarques sur l'Angleterre [faites en 1713] par Monsieur de S. G. [Dubois de Saint-Gelais?]--Histoire de Leonice et de Mendosa, par Monsieur de S.--[Des lettres, des contes et poésies diverses]

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        Rare works on German Alchemy: Beuthers' "Gewesenen Churfurstl. Sachsischen Probation-Meisters zu Dresden, und Philosophi Adepti, Zwey rare chymische Tractate" and " [bound with] Chrysopoeia Schwaertzeriana

      Leipzig & Hamburg. 1717, 1718. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes bound into one. Old calf 12mo. 218, [12], 58; 184 pp, with approximately 50 blank pages bound in at rear. Beuthers is a first edition, 1717, published in Leipzig by Johann Christian Martini with "Der Medicin Doctoris...Universal" at rear; Schwaertzer's is a later printing of his consideration of the Philosopher's Stone and "Fulminating gold" originally published 1585. This edition printed in Hamburg by Samuel Heil and featuring six folding plates, and a one-page handwritten manuscript at the end on Adam and Eve. Some wear to the front board (dented at top edge) and some shallow but visible loss to the top margin, else a very good copy (one plate with a repairable tear). Two rare works on German alchemy.

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        HISTORIA INSULANA DAS ILHAS A PORTUGAL SUGEYTAS no Oceano Occidental,

      - COMPOSTA PELO PADRE ANTONIO CORDEYRO da Companha de JESUS, Insulano tambem da Ilha Terceyra, & em idade de 76. annos, PARA A CONFIRMAC,AM DOS BONS costumes, assim moraes, como sobrenaturaes, dos nobres antepassados Insulanos, nos presentes, & futuros, Descendentes seus, & só para a salvaçaõ de suas almas, & mayor gloria de Deos. LISBOA OCCIDENTAL, Na Officina de ANTONIO PEDROZO GALRAM; Anno 1717. In folio (de 27,5x20 cm) com [xvi]-528 pags. Encadernação do século xix com a lombada muito danificada. Exemplar com pequena assinatura coeva de posse manuscrita na folha de rosto sem afectar mancha a gráfica: "Antonio Maria de Souza Lobo. Obra única no seu género que descreve no livro primeiro "Da creaçaõ das Ilhas Occidentaes, tocantes à Monarchia Portugueza"; descreve a Atlântida e a sua relação dos primeiros reis de Espanha e Portugal, e a descendência dos mesmos. O descobrimento, a geografia e a história das ilhas atlânticas. A fundação de Lisboa, Santarém, Braga, Coimbra, Aveiro e Lagos, as grandes secas e incêndios da Hispânia, os povos celtas, cartagineses, lacónicos (espartanos), gregos, os romanos e seus combates com Viriato, Sertório; a presença de Júlio César em Portugal e o império de Augusto César unido com Portugal. O livro segundo "Das ilhas Canarias, & das de Cabo Verde": destaque para o capítulo "Do direyto de Portugal às Canárias". O livro terceiro "Das ilhas de Porto Santo, & Madeyra"; Livro quarto "Da ilha de Santa Maria, que das nove dos Açores foy a primeira que se descubrio"; O livro quinto "Da ilha de Saõ Miguel"; o livro sexto "Da ilha Terceyra, cabeça das Terceyras; O livro sétimo "Das ilhas de Saõ Jorge, & graciosa; O livro oitavo "Das Ilhas do Fayal, & Pico"; O livro nono "Das Ilhas, Flores, & Corvo, & das que se espera descobrir de novo." Inocêncio I, 114. "Antóno Cordeiro, Jesuíta, natural da cidade de Angra, capital da ilha Terceira, onde nasceu em 1641. Depois de cursar na Univ. de Coimbra a faculdade de Cânones, em que todavia não consta se formasse, leu por alguns anos Teologia Escolástica e Moral, e bem assim Filosofia, Retórica etc., escrevendo em latim alguns tratados destas disciplinas, cujos títulos podem ver-se na Bibl. Lusit. - Morreu no collegio de Sancto Antão em 1722 com 82 anos. E. em portuguez: 546) (C) Historia Insulana das Ilhas a Portugal sujeitas no Oceano occidental. Lisboa, por Antonio Pedroso Galrão 1717. fol. de XVI-528 pag. Esta obra é pouco vulgar, posto que a meu ver não mereça a qualificação de rara que se lhe atribue no Catalogo da Livraria de Lord Stuart, ja citado, sob n.° 4024. A Bibl. Nacional de Lisboa possui um magnifico e bem conservado exemplar em papel excelente de grande formato. É estimada dos estrangeiros, e Brunet no seu Manual acusa 3 exemplares, vendidos em diversas ocasiões pelas quantias de 15 fr. 50 cent., 72 fr., e 29 fr. 50 cent. Em Lisboa tem corrido por preços mais inferiores, nunca excedentes a 2:400 réis, e descendo às vezes até 1:440. O meu exemplar (é certo que defeituoso por aparado em demasia, e com algumas notas de pena lançadas nas margens, etc.) custou-me 960 réis. Nas ilhas dos Açores fez-se dela grande caso, em razão de tratar amplamente das genealogias das principais famílias daquele arquipélago ainda que nesta parte não deva merecer muito crédito, segundo a opinião dos mais competentes: notando-se no autor alguma parcialidade, e ter por vezes descuidadamente ou de propósito adulterado o que achara escripto nas Saudades da Terra, livro inedito do Doutor Gaspar Fructuoso, do qual extrahiu boa parte das noticias com que compôs a sua historia." Pinto de Matos 188: "Os exemplares da 1.ª edição são raros e estimados. Foi mandado um exemplar à exposição de Paris, de 1867." Azevedo e Samodães 889: "Obra escrita bom e clássico português da máxima importância para a historia eclesiástica e civil e descobrimento, conquista e povoação primitiva das nossas pérolas do Atlântico dos usos e costumes de seus habitantes suas industrias, agricultura e comércio

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        Secrete resolutien van de Edele Groot Mog. Heeren Staten van Holland en Westvriesland (.). Beginnende met den jare 1653, en eindigende met den jare 1668. (2 vol. set).

      Utrecht, Willem van de Water, 1717. - 2 vols. 4to. (VIII)+632+(12);(II)+687+(9) pp. Indexes. Hardcover. Contemp. blindstamped full vellum. VG. (Occas. light browning/foxing; light marginal waterst. in 1st vol.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Fifteen Books. A New Translation. Complete in 2 Volumes, bound as One

      London. : Printed for A. Bettesworth and W. Taylor, E. Curll and J. Browne. , 1717. Good. Contemporaneous full paneled calf. Four bands to spine. Spine missing calf tile and a little rubbed. Calf a little chipped at spine head. Joints cracked to top inch. Foxed to outermost leaves and lightly toned. Blank verso of last leaf of prelims is stuck down to blank reverse of adjacent engraved plate. xix, 299pp and 252pp and unpaginated index to rear of each volume.. Hard. 16mo. 6 1/2".. Good. Illus. by Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and a plate for each of the books (15)..

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        Memoirs of the life and family of the most illustrious James late Duke of Hamilton : Wherein besides many other curious particulars, is inserted a copy of the letter sent by his Grace, to his son the Marquis of Clidsdale, in Scotland, the night

      London : printed for T. Warner, at the Black-Boy in Pater-Noster-Row, 1717. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 120 p. 21 cm. Subject: Hamilton family. Hamilton, James Douglas, Duke of, 1658-1712. ESTC citation no.: N10316. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt raised bands with a red morocco gilt-blocked label. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Book has faint marginal scattered foxing with slight staining with page edges uncut.

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        Index Librorum Prohibitorum usque ad totum mensem Martii MDCCXVII. Regnante Clemente XI

      Rome: Typographia Camera Apostolica, 1717 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (163x104 mm). [20], 531 pp. Contemporary blind stamped pigskin over wooden boards with brass catches and clasps. Title somewhat stained, otherwise virtually unspotted and unstained. Provenance: Monastery of St. Nicholas, Innsbruck with their dated inscription (1721) on the title-page and final leaf. An exceptionally fine copy of a rare edition of the Church Index of Prohibited Books. ---- This was something sparked off by the Reformation and first issued in 1543 and was then first published in 1559. Thereafter the office of the Apostolic Camera periodically published updated catalogues of books deemed to be dangerous to faith and morals. This particular issue reprints the 1710 Decree of Clement XI prohibiting discussion of the Coeremoniarum Sinensium, or Chinese Rites. These concerned the elements of Confucianism that Fr Matteo Ricci S.J. had incorporated into the brand of Catholicism propagated in the Sino-Manchu Empire..

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        A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MYSTERY AND MANAGEMENT OF BEES

      London, printed for the author, [1717].. Containg Instructions how to manage them with respect to their BREEDING, GATHERING, SWARMING, HIVING, FEEDING etc to considerable Advantage: Also Directions whereby the Governor or Queen-Bee may be distinctly known; together with several curious Matters concerning them, deduced chiefly from Experience. Being the most valuable Discovery hitherto found out. FIRST EDITION, 1771. LACKS FRONTISPIECE NOW SUPPLIED IN FACSIMILE ON OLD PAPER. 8vo, approximately 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, facsimile frontispiece, pages: xvi, 1-94 plus 1 leaf with explanation of frontispiece, original paper wrappers, spine repaired with matching linen, pages untrimmed. Paper wrappers slightly ragged at edges, occasional small tear to margins, not affecting text, some margins slightly dusty, old ink name and date on upper wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. See: British Bee Books A Bibliography 1500-1976 by International Bee Research Association, page 90 and Descriptive Catalogue of Bee- Books, Collected by Lt.-Col. Walker, page 76. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [Arcana Politico-Atheistica] Johann Lassenii Arcana politico-atheistica, oder, Politische Geheimniss vieler hin und wieder der heutiges Tages einreissenden unartigen Atheisten in einigen Gesprächen entdecket und entworffen

      Hannover, Freitag 1717. 14 cm. (22), 210 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Buntpapier-Umschlag der Zeit - Dünnhaupt 27.7 - NDB 13, 675 - Jantz 1579 - Bircher B 4514 - Letzte von Dünnhaupt beschriebene Ausgabe der antijesuitischen Polemik, die Lassenius eine Gefängnisstrafe eintrug. Dieses Exemplar mit einem sonst nicht bekannten emblematischen Frontispiz. Es zeigt einen in einen Spiegel schauenden Mann; auf seiner Mütze ein Affe, der ebenfalls in einen Spiegel schaut. Stellenweise schwach gebräunt, ohne die letzten 3 weißen Blatt. -

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        La mendicità sbandita col sovvenimento de' poveri. Tanto nelle città, che ne' borghi, luoghi e terre de' Stai di quà e di là da' monti e colli di Sua Maestà Vittorio Amedeo.

      Maireffe, Radix., Torino. 1717 - In 8°, p. pelle, pp. VIII + 196. UNITO: Istruzioni e regole degli Ospizj Generali per li poveri da fondarsi in tutti gli Stati ., pp. 144. UNITO: Instruzioni e regole delle Congregazioni di carità., pp. 52. UNITO : Nuova aggiunta al libro della mendicità sbandita col sovvenimento de' poveri., pp. 34. Front. fig.

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        A Voyage to the South-Sea, and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru

      London,: Jonah Bowyer, 1717.. Quarto, with 22 maps and plans and 15 engraved plates and views, title printed in red & black; an attractive copy in contemporary polished calf, neat repair to front joint; spine with unusual decoration in black & blind, banded and lettered in gilt. First English edition, with a new postscript by Edmund Halley dealing with South American navigation. FrÈzier sailed under the Horn to reach the west coast of South America, and his description and maps (especially those of the west coast anchorages) were much used by later navigators. He gives good descriptions of Chile and Peru. One of his odder claims to fame is that he introduced the strawberry to Europe from Chile. It is illustrated here.'FrÈzier, a French royal military engineer, was under contract to sail to the Spanish possessions in South America to construct forts for defence against English and Dutch attacks. The French government also ordered him to chart the western coast of South America in order that they would have some knowledge of that area for possible military operations. The first part of the book gives an interesting account of the voyage from France around Cape Horn and was used by contemporary and even by later navigators. The second part relates to the voyage along the coasts of Chile and Peru, describing the chief towns and cities. FrÈzier, a man of observation, brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants...' (Hill).Borba de Moraes, p. 328; Hill, 654.

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        A Voyage to the South-Sea, and Along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714, particularly describing the genius and constitution of the inhabitants, as well Indians as Spaniards: their customs and manners; their natural history, mines, commodities, traffick with Europe, &c. ... With a postscript by Dr. Edmund Halley

      London: Printed for Jonah Bowyer, 1717. 4to. (9 3/8 x 7 inches). Title in red and black. 37 engraved maps and views (22 maps [15 folding], 13 plates [1 folding] and 2 folding profiles). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked), modern dark blue shot silk-covered box. First edition in English of this important Pacific voyage, after the original French edition published in Paris in 1716. According to Hill the present first edition in English "is preferred ... because it contains a postscript by Edmund Halley ... which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frézier." Other authorities agree: "This English edition is much sought after" (Borba de Moraes). "The relation of M. Frezier has always been highly esteemed from his character as an author of great truthfulness, as well as for the numerous exact maps with which it is illustrated" (Field). A "production of unrivaled interest and beauty" (Sabin). This book is unusual in that, with the exception of the specially produced frontispiece/route map, all the maps and plates are printed from the same printing plates as were used for the engravings in the first edition published in French in Paris. The author, "a French Royal military engineer, was under contract to sail to Spanish possessions in South America to construct forts for defense against English and Dutch attacks. The French government also ordered him to chart the western coast of South America ... The first part of this book gives an interesting account of the voyage from France around Cape Horn ... The second part relates to the voyage along the coasts of Chile and Peru, describing the chief towns and cities. The observant Frézier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants ... Frézier introduced the ancestor of the modern strawberry to France from Chile." (Hill p.231) The maps depict South America or the location of anchorages and cities visited during the voyage. The plates illustrate the natives and their customs. Borba de Moraes, p.329; Cox II, 627; European Americana 717/66; Field 568; Hill (2004) 654; Sabin 25924; Spence 482.

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        Historia Bibliothecae Fabricianae

      Titles in red & black. Six vols. 4to, cont. vellum over boards (a few bindings a little warped). Wolfenbüttel: 1717-18-19-21-22-24. First edition of this catalogue which rarely appears on the market. Fabricius (1644-1729), was a leading classical philologist and inspector of the schools of the Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg. This is "a biobibliographical dictionary. It is a roughly classified list of books owned by Johannes Fabricius, with brief but very valuable accounts of the life and writings of the various authors. Since larger and more recent reference works often do not mention these authors, who were chiefly minor sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholars, Fabricius is likely to give helpful information. Fabricius was obviously more interested in giving this information than in making a catalogue of his library, for the Historia does not claim to be a complete catalogue."­Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 7­(& see pp. 11, 108, 186, & 204). Minor browning but a fine set. Brunet, II. 1154­"Cet ouvrage, travaillé avec soin et qu'on a souvent cité." .

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        The Clergy-Man's Recreation : Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. [With:] The Gentleman's Recreation : or the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved. Containing Several New Experiments and Curious Observations relating to Fruit Trees: Particularly a New Method of Building Walls with Horizontal Shelters

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, between the Temple Gates in Fleet Street, 1717. Two works bound as one. Octavo, 84 & [19], 115, [1] pages. Fifth and Second editions, respectively. The "first original eighteenth century English treatise on gardening" [Henrey, p. 415], together with its companion, The Gentleman's Recreation. In 1718, following the printing of this volume, a third work was added, The Fruit-garden Kalendar... in order to make his "two former treatises of gardening compleat, and if possible more intelligible." [from the preface of The Fruit-garden Kalendar]. The works are devoted almost entirely to fruit culture, and contains one of the earliest published records of transmission of a virus by grafting. The second volume work contains an 11 page appendix, written by the author's brother, Edward Laurence, outlining a method for finding a Meridian Line, and an advertisement for a forthcoming book titled Timber, Measured and Valued. A few small wormholes to the bottom margin of a signature or two of the second work. Folding plate number one with a closed tear along the fold. Otherwise generally very good internally. In full brown, blind-tooled calf, with raised bands, and a now illegible paper label. Hinges cracked externally, but holding. Overall, good or better. With the bookplate, and ownership signature to the title page of Mr. Edward Stratford, Armorer and Earl of Aldborough. [Henrey 937, 943; Fussell, Old English Farming Books page 101].

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        OVID'S METAMORPHOSIS IN FIFTEEN BOOKS

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1717. Front cover detached. Cover designs in blind-stamp. Panelled spine. Rear cover rubbed, several white spots that look like old dried paint. Bound by Adams Bindery. Marbled endleaves. Worming lower edge with single pinhole through the entire book. Engraved title-page and portrait of the Princess of Wales. Water-staining is noted intermittently throughthe book on free edge, Eighteen finely-engraved full=page plates with evidence of water-stain on reverse of most, but not visible in the plate.. Fine typography with wide margins. Publius Ovidius Naso (43BC-AD18?) was a Roman poet whose works greatly influenced English art and literature. He is ranked with Virgil and Horace as the three conooanonic poets of Latin literature. 548pp. Priced with defects as noted. See photographs. Postage will be extra due to the size and weight of the book.. Full Brown Pigskin. General Moderate Cover Wear/No Jacket. Folio.

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        Der accurate Scheider und künstliche Probierer, Welcher gründlich zeiget und beschreibet I. Die Erzeugung der Metallen und Mineralien insgemein, samt deren Erkänntniß, II. Was Scheiden und Probieren sey, auch wie solches vorzunehmen, sowohl im nassen als trockenen Wege, III. Die Schmeltzung und Pobierung allerhand guter und geringer Ertze, nach ihren eigentlichen rechten Gehalt, auch auf Gold und Silber, IV. Zum Probieren dienliche Mittel und Wege, als Probier-Wagen, Gewichte, Capellen, [et]c. und deren Verfertigung, samt Bereitung verschiedener scharffer, zum Schmeltzen und Probieren dienlicher Wasser, [et]c.; Alles ... zusammen getragen und mit nöthigen Registern ausgefertiget, Von Val. Kräutermann, Med. Pr. Thur

      Arnstadt, Niedt 1717. 18 cm. (14), 311, (9) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Pergamentband der Zeit - Darmstaedter, Bergb. 200 - Ferchl 223 - Ferguson I, 480 - Hoover-Coll. 394 - Hellwig (1663 - 1721; Pseud.: Valentin Kräutermann) war praktischer Arzt in Weißenfels und anderen Orten Thüringens. Beschreibt metallurgische Verfahren aus der Praxis des Verfassers zur weiteren Vervollkommnung der Scheide- und Probierkunst (siehe Vorrede). Vorsatz, Frontispiz und Titel leicht stockfleckig -

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

      London: Engraved and Printed by the Permission of John Baskett ... Sold by John Sturt, Engraver ..., 1717.. xxii,162,[2]pp. comprised of engraved dedication, prefatory matter and text, advert leaf and 4pp. subscribers list. Octavo. Richly bound in modern black morocco, raised bands, gilt spine label, boards with decorative roll in blind around edges, edges with original silvering. A bit of foxing to retained original binder's blanks, uniform slight toning to textblock, otherwise near fine, with the paper volvelle on p. V unsullied by time or abuse. Enclosed in a ultra suede-lined cloth folding chemise. First edition, printing in octavo format. This is the variant/impression in which page V has an ornamental border composed almost entirely of cherubs and there is no roman numeral at the head of the page. It is also one of the less common copies with the margins, initials and textblocks ruled in red. All aspects of the contents were executed by English engraver and calligrapher, John Sturt via silverplate engraving. Each page is surrounded by a delicate border, and many pages of the main text include one or more of a total of 129 different engraved scenes relevant to the particular text. Sturt (1658-1730) engraved most of the works of English writing-master, John Ayres, and contributed engravings to a number of religious or illustrated publications of his time. The advert leaf enumerates several of them, including the 1721 edition of THE ORTHODOX COMMUNICANT - suggesting that the advert leaf was revised as copies were bound and sold in the years following publication. There were also an unspecified number of copies imposed in 4to format, and yet other copies appear without red rules enhancing the borders and text blocks. ROTHSCHILD 1987. ESTC T141241. GRIFFITHS 1717.2 (illustrated). LOWNDES, p.1493.

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        The Sinner's Complaints to God: Being Devout Entertainments of the Soul with God, Fitted for All States and Conditions of Christians Whatever Their Circumstances or Necessities Be

      1717. Second Edition. Leather Bound. Good: A reasonably presentable copy. All notable faults: One long tear and some edgewear on the title page, moderate to heavy foxing, a few annoations, loss to the corners of D10-12 and I3, one long tear to page [Ff12] and moderate wear to the edges of numerous pages. 16662. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Second Edition.

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        Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum regnante Elizabetha / Guilielmi Camdeni ; e codice præclaro Smithiano, propria auctoris manu correcto, multisque magni momenti additionibus locupletato ... eruit ediditque Tho. Hearnius, qui & alium codicem e` bibliotheca Rawlinsoniana adhibuit - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      [London] : [T. Hearne], 1717. 1st Edition. Physical description; [4], clxxxiii, [24], 199 p : ill, ports ; 21 cm. Author statement precedes title on title-page. Initials, headpieces. Edited by Thomas Hearne. Reference: ESTC t151912. Subjects; Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Other names Hearne, Thomas, 1678-1735. Language; Latin. Very good copiesa all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        A Voyage to the South-Sea, and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru

      London,: Jonah Bowyer,, 1717.. Quarto, with 22 maps and plans and 15 engraved plates and views; an attractive copy in contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with double labels. Rare: the first English edition, with a new postscript by Edmund Halley dealing with South American navigation. FrÈzier sailed under the Horn to reach the west coast of South America, and his description and maps (especially those of the west coast anchorages) were much used by later navigators. He gives good descriptions of Chile and Peru. One of his odder claims to fame is that he introduced the strawberry to Europe from Chile. It is illustrated here.'FrÈzier, a French royal military engineer, was under contract to sail to the Spanish possessions in South America to construct forts for defence against English and Dutch attacks. The French government also ordered him to chart the western coast of South America in order that they would have some knowledge of that area for possible military operations. The first part of the book gives an interesting account of the voyage from France around Cape Horn and was used by contemporary and even by later navigators. The second part relates to the voyage along the coasts of Chile and Peru, describing the chief towns and cities. FrÈzier, a man of observation, brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants... The first English translation contains the same engravings as the original, but is preferred to the latter because it contains a postscript by Edmund Halley (of comet fame) which corrects certain geographical errors...' (Hill).Borba de Moraes, p. 329; Hill, 654; James Ford Bell, F1240.

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        El mejor Guzmán de los Buenos, N.P.S. Domingo, Patriarca de los Predicadores. Tomo Primero

      (Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Juan Pablo Marti, a costa de los Herederos de Gabriel de Leon, s.a., pero 1717). Folio; frontispicio grabado, 3 hs., 426 pp., 120-20 hs. sin numerar. Pérdida de la mitad inferior de la portada. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época.

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        Abrege Chronologique De L&#39;histoire De France (4 Volumes)

      A Paris : Chez Michel Clousier, 1717. Leather Bound. Good. Complete in 4 Volumes. 4to. French. Collated. [2], 600 pp.; [2], 648 pp., [50]; 588 pp., [38], [8], 612 pp., [54]. Contemporary speckled calf. Six compartments with detailed flourishes and five raised bands. Tight binding and good covers. All volumes have worn hinges and rubbing to extremities. Volume 1 has chipping to head and tail of spine. Loss of tail compartment on spine, small piece of spine head, and a section of the back board near tail of spine. Volume 2 has chipping to head and tail of spine with loss to majority of tail compartment. Volume 3 has chipping to head and tail of spine with minimal to no loss. Volume 4 has chipping to head and tail of spine with very minimal loss. <br>Sections are by monarch with a portrait at the beginning of each section. Volume 3 has pin sized holes from worming in top corner margin of most pages. Volume 4 has similar pin sized hole in top corner margin approximately the back third of the pages. Minimal scattered foxing. Otherwise, interior pages of all volumes are clean and unmarked.<br> Please see our pictures of this set. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Abrege Chronologique de l&#39;Histoire de France. 3 vols complete 1717

      Par la Compagnie des Libraires 1717. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 3 volumes (complete) 1717 full contemporary calf, spines gilt, rubbed with some minor loss at extremities of spine, leather loss to foot of vol 1. A few small tears with small loss to middle of end leaves of vol 1. Collates : I - pp612, {38], II - pp647 {26} III - 588 {19}All volumes complete with royal portraits. 4to

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        Jeffery Amherst ASL to Lord Sydney

      Montreal {House in UK] : AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), 1789. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. AUTHOR SIGNED. Letter written to "Lord Sydney" THOMAS TOWNSHEND, 1733-1800 ASL contents: Montreal, 14th April, 1789 and reads: ... "My Lord I have the honour of your lordships&#39; letter acquainting me you had presented to the King the Address of the Lieutenant Governor and of the States of the Island of Gurnsey congratulating his Majesty on the happy reestablishment of his health which his majesty was pleased to receive in the most gracious manner. I am much obliged to your Lordship for the information which I will immediately communicate to the Lieutenant Governor and of the States of the Island. I am with great respect my Lord. Your Lordships most humble and obedient servant Amherst" & Very good condition.& , Amherst held the office of Governor of Guernsey between 1770 and 1797., This letter likely a reference to Geo III&#39;s problems with porphyria, from which he suffered. George III had a particularly severe form of porphyria. His first attack occurred in 1765, four years after his marriage to Queen Charlotte. Further signs of the disease showed up in 1788-1789. From 1811 to the time of his death in 1820 the royal patient became progressively insane and blind. He was nursed in isolation, and kept in straight jackets and behind bars in his private apartments at Windsor Castle & Amherst served as the nominal Crown Governor of Virginia from 1759-1768, though Francis Fauquier continued his role as acting governor from the previous term. During this period he also served as the first Governor General of British North America from 1760-1763. This office still exists as the Canadian monarch&#39;s representative in Canada. Amherst was raised to the peerage in 1776, as Baron Amherst of Holmesdale. During the American Revolutionary War he rejected a field command, since he had close relations with numerous personalities of the opposite side. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1778, and became Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. He was replaced as Commander-in-Chief in February, 1782 by Henry Seymour Conway. Amherst again became Commander-in-Chief in 1793. He retired from that post in 1795, and was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal the following year. Amherst died on 3 August 1797.

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        Ovid&#39;s Metamorphoses in Fifteen Books

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1717. [6], xx [4], 548 pages. Bound in three quarter vellum over brown cloth. Besides having all 18 plates (as in the Huntington copy), it is beautifully extra-illustrated with twenty-four full size plates from the Temple of the Muses by Bernard Picart (1673-1733) whose excellence in portraiture and ornamental design along with mythological and religious subjects makes his work among the best of the 18th century. Some toning and few minor spots not affecting the text. In addition, there are fifteen excellent full page wood cuts not identified and one hundred and forty-five smaller engravings.. A Very Good Copy. Folio. (16 ½" X 10 ¼").

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        The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the creation: in two parts, viz. The heavenly bodies, elements, meteors, fossils, vegetables, animals ... and in the admirable structure of the bodies of man, and other animals

      London : printed by R. Harbin, for William Innys ..., 1717. 7th Edition. Physical desc.: [1] pl. (front.), [1] l., [22] p., pp. [17]-405 : 1 port. (front.) ; 20 cm. Subject: Natural theology. Science - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC t093667, Keynes, 66. Frontispiece engraved by G. Vertue. Divisional title-page. Very good copy in the original, full, blind-tooled aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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