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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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        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 and John Baskett, 1717. First edition, first state. Leather Bound. Near Fine. John Sturt. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. 8vo. 22 + 166 pages. Front hinge and front endpaper expertly reattached by conservator with Japanese tissue. Marbled endpaper and following ffep contain inscription "The gift of Lady Parkyns to her Daughter Anne Parkyns May 7th 1740." Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William Milman on front endpaper, partially obscuring one of the inscriptions. Small area where a name was erased from marbled endpaper interrupting marbling. Each page beautifully engraved by John Sturt on silver plates. More than 130 engraved vignettes ranging in size from 41 mm x 55 mm to 84 mm x 55 mm, numerous other smaller in-text vignettes, initials, head and tailpieces, etc. Each page with elaborate engraved border. This edition also double red ruled. Volvelle present in original state on page V, thus first state. Pages very clean with small occasional minor smudge. All page edges gilt, with small "spot" loss of gilt at top. Griffiths 1717/1. Bound in contemporary dark green crushed calf with elaborate gilt borders and central lozenge. Elaborate gilt decoration to spine. Slight bleaching to spine, and small losses to corners. Sturt&#39;s rare and beautifully silver-engraved Book of Common Prayer with volvelle in original state.

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        Imolensis de Aure Humana Tractatus...Quibus Interposita Est Musculorum Uvulae atque Pharyngis [Treatise of the Human Ear]

      [Italy]: Guilielmum vande Water, 1717.. [Second Edition]. Full leather cover. G: in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with wear to extremities and spine. Rebacked ex library copy with book stamps of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland to prelim pages. Inner hinges cracked. Scattered foxing. Ink inscription to fep. 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). [12pp], 143pp + index. Ten engraved folding plates bound in to the rear (together with duplicate of plate eight). Antonius Maria Valsalva 1666-1723 an eminent Italian anatomist and the first to define the ear's three parts: outer, middle and inner, and to explain their relative functions. The results of his research were published after his death by his pupil Morgagni. Valsalva's work ranks among the best in this field. It deals with the anatomy and physiology of the organ of hearing and chapters on the pathology of the ear are added. The present work includes useful contributions to the anatomy and surgery of which the best remembered is Valsalva's delineation of the sinuses of the aorta, still called 'Valsalva's sinuses.

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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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        Introduction a la Geographie avec una description historique sur touttes les parties de la terre.

      Danet 1717 In 16°; pagg. (2), 197, (8). Sei grandi tavole ripiegate f.t. fra cui un mappamondo, una tavola raffigurante globi e quattro tav. con i quattro continenti, tutte incise in rame. Testo incorniciato da bordura. Piena pelle coeva, dorso a nervi con fregi e titolo in oro. Buon esemplare con qualche strappo restaurato alle carte e qualche traccia d'uso e piccoli difetti alla legatura. Nota di possesso al foglio di guardia iniziale.

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        Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de la Terre

      Raffigurazione del mondo in due emisferi. L?emisfero occidentale presenta la California come un?isola, quello orientale l?Austalia collegata alla Nuova Guinea, mentre della Nuova Zelanda si scorge un timido accenno. La mappa è attorniata da nove medaglioni raffiguranti il ritratto di famosi esploratori, tra i quali Magellano, Vespucci, Marco Polo, Dampier, Schouten, La Salle e Tachard. Restauro da strappo a destra al centro mm 226x338

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        La Vie et les Sentimens de Lucilio Vanini. [ Edition originale ]

      Aux Dépens de Gaspar Fritsch 1717 1 vol. in-12 rel. de l'époque plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Aux Dépens de Gaspar Fritsch, Rotterdam, 1717, xxxiii-260 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch. Edition originale. Etat satisfaisant (petite fente à un mors, petits mq. de cuir en plat et coupes, petite restauration au dernier f., petite mouill. marginale en tête aux derniers feuillets, jolie reliure avec motif à la couronne d'épine entourant les mots "Jésus Maria" au dos en queue). Français

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        Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum & Botanicum, or, A Dictionary of Husbandry, Gardening, Trade, Commerce and all sorts of Country Affairs: 2nd Ed. Revised, Corrected and Improved with the Addition of above a Thousand Articles;

      London, J Nicholson, 1717.. HARDBACK, full-calf with blind embossed design on covers, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering on red spine label, un-paginated, all edges speckled, some wood- and copper-cuts, plates 2 (1 folding), 120mm x 198mm (4.75" x 7.75"), former owners signature on front end-paper and title-page, tail and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, covers and spine a little marked, spine a little browned, some light marginal spotting, very small part of one page corner missing (not affecting text), otherwise a very fine, bright and clean copy. British Bee Books No. 71. Bee matter is taken chiefly from Worlidge, but also from Hartlib, Virgil, etc. Some list this work under Wortlidge and it is often catalogued under Nathaniel Bailey, who compiled the Dictionarium domesticum (90). From the S A Baldwin Bee Library, ex-Geoffrey Lawes 71. 1.1Kg This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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        Jeffery AMHERST ASL "letter of recommendation" for Barrington Bradshaw (to unkonwn) UK Manusricpt 1796

      Montreal House, Kent UK (near Sevenoaks): AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), 1796. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. ASL contents: [Kent], July 17, 1796, and reads: ... "Mr. Barrington Bradshaw who was a Captain in the second Regiment of Life Guards and who sold out of the Corps very contrary to my wishes, is at present setting out for the East Indies and has desired I would write a line in his favour. I comply with Mr. Bradshaws desire with great pleasure from the very good opinion I have of him in every respect, and from the confidence I entertain of his real merit, that he will prove himself deserving of any favour and protection you may honour him with... " Small loss at left from removal of recipients name, toning, else VG. , ASL, Amherst 1p. quarto, (22.5 cm x 18cm,) Montreal [House], docket names on reverse. Written one year before Amherst died on 3 August 1797. Barrington died in the East Indies in 1804 , 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.

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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 Edmund Halley and an account of the settlement, commerce, and riches of the Jesuites in Paraguay.

      4°. 7 n.n. Bl., 335 S., 9 n.n. S. Index. Mit 37 Kupfertafeln (davon 24 [17 gefalteten] Karten und Pläne). Kalblederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägter mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung, Mittelstück mit Rollstempelverzierung und Eckfleurons. Borba de Moraes I, 329. - Palau 94965. - Sabin 25926. - Nissen ZBI 1433. - Erste englische Ausgabe. Erschien 1716 auf Französisch, jedoch ohne den Anhang von Edmund Halley (dem Kometenhalley) und dem anonymen Bericht über die Jesuiten in Paraguay. Frezier, aus einer aus Schottland nach Frankreich zurückgewanderten Familie stammend, wurde 1682 in Chambéry geboren, studierte in Paris und wirkte als Militäringenieur in verschiedenen Gebieten. So gilt sein Werk 'Traité des feux d'artifice', erstmals 1706 erschienen, als Standardwerk der Feuerwerksliteratur. Beauftragt vom französischen Hofe, die Verteidigungsanlagen der Spanier in Südamerika auszuspionieren und gleichzeitig die Resultate der Vermessungen der Expedition von Louis Feuillée in den Jahren 1707 bis 1712 zu überprüfen, nutzte Frezier den Aufenthalt für vielfältige naturwissenschaftliche Studien. So beschreibt Frezier die Chilenische Erdbeere (Fragaria Chilonesis) und brachte diese Frucht erstmals nach Europa. Seine Karten und Bemerkungen zum Kap Hoorn wurden bis ins 19. Jahrhundert geschätzt und seine Beschreibungen der Urbevölkerung Argentiniens, Chiles und Perus und der frühen europäischen Siedlungen galten als vorbildlich. Mit Ausnahme des Frontispiz wurden für die vorliegende Ausgabe die Kupferplatten der französischen Ausgabe verwendet. Durch das 3seitige Postscriptum Halleys und der zusätzlichen Beschreibung der Jesuitenmissionen gewinnt die vorliegende Ausgabe noch an Bedeutung. Die Karten und Ansichten mit Details aus Sta. Catharina, Feuerland, La Conception, Santiago, Valparaiso, Lima, Arica, San Salvador de Bahia u.a. Mit einer bemerkswerten frühen Darstellung des Golfspiels. Die vollständige Anzahl der Illustrationen beläuft sich, entgegen dem Titel, auf 38 (statt 37) Tafeln. - Der fliegende Vorsatz gelockert sonst fleckenfreies Exemplar. Der schöne Einband leicht berieben. - First English edition. Edited in French in 1716, but without the postscript by Edmund Halley (the one who gave the name to the comet) and the anonymous report on the Jesuits in Paraguay. Frezier, member of a French family emigrated to Scotland and having returned to France, was born in Chambéry in 1682, studied in Paris and became a military engineer with very diversified interests. Thus his 'Traité des feux d'artifice', first edited in 1706, is considered a reference work on fireworks. Sent on orders of the French court to spy on the Spanish forts and settlements in South America and to verify the calculations done by the expedition of Louis Feuillée between 1707 and 1712, Frezier brought back invaluable scientific information from his stays. He thus describes the Chilean strawberry (Fragaria Chilonesis) and brought this fruit to Europe for the first time. His maps and descriptions of Cape Horn were very much considered in the 19th century and his descriptions of the Argentine, Chilean and Peruvian native populations and the early European settlements were amongst the most appreciated. With the exception of the frontispiece, the above edition contains the same copper plates as those of the French publication. This edition is particularly valued for the 3-paged postscript by Halley and the additional description of the Jesuit missions. The maps and views of Sta. Catharina, Tierra del Fuego, La Conception, Santiago, Valparaiso, Lima, Arica, San Salvador de Bahia and others. With a remarkable representation of early golf. The total number of plates is 38, not as proposed on the title (37 plates). The endpaper is loosened but otherwise an immaculate copy. The beautiful binding is slightly worn. [10 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Altes und Neues aus der gelehrten Welt.

      8°. 891 S., 12 n.n. S. Register. Mit 5 gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. 12 Stück in 1 Band. Kirchner I, 43. - Vollständige Folge der ersten historischen Zeitschrift der Schweiz. Über Inschriften, Manuskripte, Objekte, Biographien. In jedem Band Besprechungen neuer Bücher. Durch ein Register erschlossen. Vorsätze und einige Seiten leicht stockfleckig. Einbandrücken fachgerecht restauriert. - Selten.

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        De aure humana tractatus, in quo integra auris fabrica, multis novis inventis & iconismis illustrata, describitur, omniunque ejus partium indagantur. Quibus interposita est musulorum unvulae, atque pharyngis nova descriptio, et delineatio.

      4°. 6 n.n., 143 S., 13 n.n. S. Index. Mit 10 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Blake 468. - Vgl. Garrison-M 1546 und Norman 2125. (beide für erste Ausgabe Bologna 1704). - Dritte Ausgabe der zentralen anatomischen Beschreibung des Ohres . Valsalva (1666-1723) teilte als Erster das Ohr in drei Teile ein: Das äussere, das mittlere und das Innenohr. Er schuf eine ganze Reihe von anatomischen Begriffen in der Ohrenheilkunde. - Die ersten 20 Blatt mit schwachem Wasserrand. Stellenweise schwach stockfleckig. Titel mit altem Stempel "Gabinet de M. de St. Albin" und montiertem Exlibris auf dem hinteren Deckel "Dr. Flandrins, 1902". Einbanddeckel etwas bestossen.

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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).

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        Göteborg, Amund Grefwe, 1668.

      4:o. (8),+ 67,+ (17) s. Fläckig och med fuktränder. Modernt skinnband med blinddekorerad rygg. Titelbladet med ägarnamnteckningar bl.a. Georg Svebilius, daterad 1717, samt äldre stämpel. Collijn sp. 490. Andra upplagan. Den första tryckningen av sjölagen gjordes i Stockholm året innan

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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.

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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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        Commentarius Historico-Politicus De Rebus Turcicis. Quem Nunc Primum Ex Manuscripto Edidit, Insimulque Praefationem Et Summaria Una Cum Instructissima Scriptorum Turcicorum Bibliotheca Adjecit N. C. J

      Bautzen, Richter 1717.. Mit gest. Frontispiz. 19 Bll., 240 S. Ohne Einband.

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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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        Perspectiva pictorum, et architectorum. Pars Prima & Secunda.

      Perspectiva pictorum, et architectorum. Pars Prima & Secunda. Pars prima: Romae, Typographia Antonii de Rubeis in Platea Cerensi, 1717. Ritratto dell?Autore. 2 Frontespizi: uno in latino ed uno in italiano. Antiporta. 5 pagine n.nn. 1 tavola non numerata, 102 tavole numerate 1-102. (Manca la tavola 100). 1 pagina con index. Riccardi 318: ?Secondo il Cicognara è da osservarsi che vi sia la centesima tavola della par.I che manca in alcuni esempl.?. Pars Secunda: Romae, Apud Joannem Generosum Salomoni, 1758. 2 Frontespizi: uno in latino ed uno in italiano. Antiporta. 13 pagine n.nn., 1 tavola non numerata, 118 tavole numerate 1-118, 1 tavola non numerata, 20 pagine n.nn. Due volumi in folio (Cm.40x29). Mezza pelle posteriore, strappi al dorso del vol II ed ai piatti. Fowler, 251. EUR 2500 sc. 289

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        Christliche Aufmunterung zur Beständigkeit in der reinen Lehre des Evangelii, und Christlicher Unterricht von seeliger Wiederkehr zu der evangelischen Warheit, in dem andern Evangelischen Jubel-Jahr 1717. Mit einer Vorrede herausgegeben von Georgio Pritio

      Frankfurt, Zunner und Jung, 1717 - 1718.. 3 Tle. 44, 8 Bll., 144, 102 S. - Angebunden: Pfaff, Christoph Matthaeus: Nöthiger Unterricht von denen zwischen der Römischen und den Protestantischen Kirchen obschwebenden Religions-Strittigkeiten/ aus der gesunden Vernunfft, der Heil. Schrifft und dem gottseeligen Alterthum zum allgemeinen Nutzen unpartheyisch hergeleitet und auff allgemeines Begehren ans Licht gestellet. Frankfurt und Leipzig, Erhardt 1721. 18 Bll., 643 S. Prgt. d. Zt.

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        La Nuova Architettura, Civile e Militare... 2 volumes

      Cremona: Pietro Ricchini. 1717. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1717, 2 volumes bound in one, quarto, original vellum, pp. (28), 356, (12), 184, with Book 5 of the first volume having 44 numbered plates and the 2nd volume having 39 numbered plates, along with many other in-text illustrations, woodcut title pages for each section, portrait frontispiece of the author, diagrams, etc., but we count only 6 of 7 folding plates, so possibly lacking one folding plate. Very good binding with faint ex-library marks (circular old paper labels to spine), mainly removed bookplate on pastedown with proper &#39;withdrawn&#39; stamp, perforated stamp to title page, and faint ink stamps to next page. Otherwise, a nice bright crisp copy of this architectural classic, text in Italian. Bears the following lengthy inscription on flyleaf: &#39;Soto alla stampa del Disegno della Torre di Cremona. Illustrissimo D. Cremonensis urbis ordinum conservatori D. G. V. D. Francesco Arissio Celeberrimis in Italia Academiis Adscripto, ac eruditissimi operis Cremona Literata / Inscripti / Auctori diligentissimo &c. / Docte Cremonense numerans Heroas, ARISS. Hoc Tibi Palladie vovimus artis opus. Barabara Puramideum cedant mircula Turri, cui crescit Lauris Trina Corono Tius. In specimin [?] Joseph di Forbicis." Apparently inscribed to Francesco Arissio, also known as Francesco Arisi and who is described thus in the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature: Francesco Arisi (1657&#150;1743). Cremonese lawyer, historian, and poet, friend to many literary men of his time and member of many academies. He published volumes of Petrarchan verse (some of which has been described as &#145;senile&#146;), orations, dithyrambs, and 325 sacred sonnets . In his Cremona literata he aimed to publish all surviving biographical and bibliographical information pertaining to the literary activity of his native town. He allowed himself an enormous chronological range (from the 1st c. bc to his own time), and was not always the most considerate of scholars, preferring summaries to publishing original documents. His work was admired by Muratori whom he undoubtedly influenced.

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        L&#39;EUROPE suivant les nouvelles Observations de Mrs de l&#39;Academie des Sciences

      1717.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition, although there is a large expertly repaired tear through &#39;Mer&#39;. Mounted size 51 x 42.5cm. Size: 330 × 225 mm. (13 x 9 inches). Map of Europe. Title cartouche at upper left. Dedication cartouche with fleur-de-lys at top right.

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London: Bernard Lintot between the Temple Gates, 1717. FIRST EDITION. This is an extremely important text in the history of literature. Alexander Pope was so encouranged by this work that it lead him to ask Fenton if he would assist in a translation of the Odyssey. Full brown leather binding, 7.5" x 5", 224 pages followed by eight sides of publisher's advertisements. Exceptionally Rare.

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        Ways and Means Discovered to Enlarge Trade and Commerce, the Improvement of Navigation, the Advancement of the King&#39;s Revenues, plentifully supplying the poor, and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever, by sea or land

      London: Printed for the author, 1717. Small quarto. 15pp. plus folding table. Minor soiling and foxing; a few leaves moderately soiled. About very good. Disbound. A pamphlet proposing the establishment of a "Company to enlarge trade and commerce, employ the poor, improve navigation, advance the King&#39;s revenues; and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever." Clearly hoping to benefit by the success (thus far) of the South Sea Company, it seeks to raise 200,000 pounds, "which may be managed by Directors chosen by the Subscribers, in such a manner as the south-Sea or other Companys." The proposal lays out twenty-eight articles for the government of the company, which also aims to "lend money six months or a longer time without interest, unto all merchants or importers of goods, to pay the King&#39;s customs, and for the speedy discharge of ships." Only six total copies located in ESTC and OCLC. ESTC T112523; Goldsmith 5385; Hanson 2324

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        WAYS AND MEANS DISCOVERED TO ENLARGE TRADE AND COMMERCE, THE IMPROVEMENT OF NAVIGATION, THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE KING&#39;S REVENUES, PLENTIFULLY SUPPLYING THE POOR, AND FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL MERCHANTS AND TRADERS WHATSOEVER, BY SEA OR LAND

      London: Printed for the author..., 1717.. 15pp. plus folding table. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor soiling and foxing; a few leaves moderately soiled. About very good. A pamphlet proposing the establishment of a "Company to enlarge trade and commerce, employ the poor, improve navigation, advance the King&#39;s revenues; and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever." Clearly hoping to benefit by the success (thus far) of the South Sea Company, it seeks to raise 200,000 pounds, "which may be managed by Directors chosen by the Subscribers, in such a manner as the south- Sea or other Companys." The proposal lays out twenty-eight articles for the government of the company, which also aims to "lend money six months or a longer time without interest, unto all merchants or importers of goods, to pay the King&#39;s customs, and for the speedy discharge of ships." Only six total copies located in ESTC and OCLC. ESTC T112523. GOLDSMITH 5385. HANSON 2324.

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        Ways and Means Discovered to Enlarge Trade and Commerce, the Improvement of Navigation, the Advancement of the King's Revenues, plentifully supplying the poor, and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever, by sea or land

      London: Printed for the author, 1717. Small quarto. 15pp. plus folding table. Minor soiling and foxing; a few leaves moderately soiled. About very good. Disbound. A pamphlet proposing the establishment of a "Company to enlarge trade and commerce, employ the poor, improve navigation, advance the King's revenues; and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever." Clearly hoping to benefit by the success (thus far) of the South Sea Company, it seeks to raise 200,000 pounds, "which may be managed by Directors chosen by the Subscribers, in such a manner as the south-Sea or other Companys." The proposal lays out twenty-eight articles for the government of the company, which also aims to "lend money six months or a longer time without interest, unto all merchants or importers of goods, to pay the King's customs, and for the speedy discharge of ships." Only six total copies located in ESTC and OCLC. ESTC T112523; Goldsmith 5385; Hanson 2324

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        L&#146;Office de la Semaine Sainte, Selon le Missel & Breviaire Romain; Avec la Concordance du Missel & Breviaire de Paris. De la Traduction de M. de Marolles, Abbe de Villeloin. Ensemble l&#146;explication des Sacrez Mysteres representez par les

      Paris La Compagnie des Libraries Paris La Compagnie des Libraries, 1717. 8vo. (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches) full burgundy morocco with double gilt fillet borders to both boards. The borders are surrounded by elaborate gilt tooling. More elaborate and larger gilt tooling is inside the borders, creating an open panel measuring 6&#148; by 2 3/4&#148;. Rounded spine with 5 gilt tooled raised bands with gilt title stamped in one compartment and elaborate gilt tooling to the other 5 compartments, 2 of which are black morocco. Board edges tooled in gilt with matching gilt dentelles; a.e.g. Marbled endpapers with bookplate of d&#146;Ysabel Sanchez de Movellan on front pastedown and another previous owner on ffep. 3 small holes to ffep, the verso of which contains hand written notes by previous owner; similar holes to rear eps, not affecting text. [xiv], 752 p. 1/2&#148; bits of cloth attached by previous owner to 7 oft-used pages; silk ribbon marker. Catholic Holy Week Prayer book in 2 columns, one French and the other Latin. 3 full page engravings Fine example of early French prayer book beautifully bound.Scarce Wonderfully Bound Prayer Book

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        Dissertatio de corona ferrea langobardorum.

      Rom, Franciscum Gonzagam, 1717. Liten folio. XII,+ 132 s. Titel tryckt i rött och svart med en graverad vinjett föreställande kronan. Lätta lagerfläckar. Samtida pergamentband, med titel präglad i guld på ryggen, spår av etikett i nedre fält. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med dess exlibris. Cicognara 3224. Warmholtz 1391. Carlander III, 564ff. Första upplagan. Den trycktes om i Leipzig 1719 tillsammans med Muratoris traktat i samma ämne. Om den langobardska kungakronan. Kronan finns avbildad i Peringskiölds utgåva av Cochlaeus (s. 573). Kring denna krona uppstod en tvist om huruvida langobardkungarna kröntes med den i Milano eller i Monza och närifrån den härstammade

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        Principles of Equity. Corrected and Enlarged in a Second Edition. Folio. Sowerby 1717

      The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had this and two other editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield. Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning and staining, else a good copy. Printed for A. Millar . . . and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1767.

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        Fasti consolari dell'accademia Fiorentina [A Biographical History of the Florentine Academy]. - Containing Viviani's "Racconto istorico della Vita di Galileo Galilei" [Historical Account of the Life of Galileo Galilei].

      Firenze, Nella Stamperia S.A.R. Per Gio: Gaetano, e Sant Franchi, 1717. 4to. Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine. A bit of wear to capitals and a bit of minor soiling to boards, but a fine and handsome copy. Inner hinges a bit weak. Internally nice and clean, with just a bit of light minor occasional brownspotting. Large engraved pictorial vignette (heading: Accdemia Fiorentina) to title-page. Very nice woodcut vignettes and initials throughout. XXXI, (1), 676, (2, - Approvazioni) pp. [Viviani's Galilei-biography: pp. 397-431].. First edition of this extensive work of biographies of the people of the Florentine Academy. Among the dozens of biographies in the present work, we have the first printing of Viviani's seminal biography of Galilei, the first, and by far the most important biography of the great astronomer ever written. It is from this biography that we have most of the canonical stories and anecdotes about Galilei that keep being repeated and quoted - e.g. the legend of Galilei demonstrating to his students that Aristotle was wrong about speed of fall being related to the weight of an object by dropping balls of different mass off the leaning tower in Pisa; the stories of how he came up with the idea of the pendulum after having watched a suspended lamp swing back and forth in the cathedral of Pisa when he was still a student there - and furthermore also how his first experiments with pendulums were carried out (by his son due to his own failing eyesight), etc., etc.Vincenzo Viviani (1622-1703) considered himself Galilei's last pupil and he spent most of his life reinstating the ideas of Galilei. He was merely 20 years old when his master died, and he was present at the bedside of the dying master as well as at the removal of his body. Thus, he was a direct witness to many of the events that took place in Galilei's life, and as such he is an indispensible biographer - especially seeing that no other person had attempted a biograhy of the great astronomer. After Galielei's death, Viviani was granted a pension by the King of France, in exchange for him writing a great, massive biography of his master. This planned massive work never came about, though, - probably due to both fear of retaliation, inabilty to reconcile geometry with the dogmas of faith, and finally a general fear of what such a biography could carry with it politically, etc. (he had apparantly also been warned of this). What we have left of the massive work is that which is present in Salvini's collection of biographies of the Florentine Academy. The work is written in the form of a letter addressed to Prince Leopoldo de'Medici, and it was not printed during Viviani's lifetime, but only in 1717, in the present book. Though not as extensive as had originally been planned, and though not printed as soon as originally planned, the work is still of the greatest importance to our knowledge about Galilei and forms the foundation for all later works on the astronomer. For the student of Galilei, it is absolutely indispensible. Being the first biography of Galilei, and the only one written by a contemporary, and one who knew him very well, the work plays a greater role in the study of the master's life than any other work.Viviani may not have been a faithful chronicler or a clear interpreter, but we will have to make do with that which he can tell us about Galilei. Though not all stories may be true, almost all of the most famous anecdotes and legends that we have about Galilei stem from the present work. After having described the various marvels, discoveries, etc. of Galilei's life, Viviani ends by describing the last hours of Galilei's life: "il Mercoledì delli 8. de Gennaio del 1641. ab Inc. a ore 4. di notte in età di settantasette anni, mesi dieci, e giorni vent, con Filosofica, e Christiana constanza, rese l'Anima al suo Creatore, inviandosi questa a godere, e rimarar più d'apresso quelle eterne maraviglie, ch'ella con tanta avidità, & impazienza aveva procurator per mezzo di fragil artifizio d'avvicinare agli occhi di noi mortali." (p. 423) ["On the night of Jan. 8, 1641, at about 4 o'clock at night at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 20 days, with philosophical and Christian firmness he rendered up his soul to its Creator, sending it, as he liked to believe, to enjoy and to watch from a closer vantage point those eternal and immutable marvels which he, by means of a fragile device, had brought closer to our mortal eyes with such eagerness and impatience."] - clearly showing the sense that Viviani had for Galilei's biblically inspired faith.The work furthermore contains several hitherto unpublished treatises on men from the famous scientific academy of Florence

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        Neu=eröffnete Mathematische Werck=Schule, Oder gründliche Anweisung wie die mathematische Instrumentenn nicht allein schicklich und recht zu gebrauchen, sondern auch auf die beste und accurareste Manier zu verfertigen, zu probieren, und allzeit in guten Stand zu erhalten sind. Zweyte Auflage samt einem Anhang...Geometrie...Perspectivo...erklärt werden von Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr. 2 Bde.

      Nürnberg, P.C. Monath, 1717. 4to. Cont. full calf. Back worn and with cracks and tears in the leather. Name cut from title, no loss of letters. Engraved portrait ( a little torn in right margin, no loss). (10),394;(8),48 pp. and 40 (28+12) folded engraved plates. (all). Last 10 leaves dampstained in innger margins. Internally in general good.. Second German edition with the supplement-volume by Doppelmayr, having its own titlepage, and dealing with geometrical and optical instruments

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