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        Descriptions et usages de plusieurs nouveaux microscopes, tant simples que composez.

      1718 - Paris: Collombat. 1718. Small quarto. Contemporary half calf; pp. [x] + 78 + 96 + [v, contents], 34 plates, engraved headpieces; binding a little rubbed, stain to pp. 7-8, otherwise very good. Provenance: with ownership signature of Lorenz Oken to front pastedown. Oken (1779 - 1851) was a leading German naturalist who, inspired by Kant and Goethe as much as by natural science, conceived of nature as a whole organism rather than a collection of discrete components, much in the manner of Humboldt. He produced his own system of animal classification based on the sophistication of the sense organs and noted many of the homologies between human and animal physiologies that, later in the nineteenth century, made clear the evolutionary origins of man. Also with the bookplates of W.H. van Seters, Dutch biliophile and writer, and Librarie Alain Brieux, the well-known Paris bookseller, to the front pastedown and an oval inkstamp bearing the word 'Geneve' to ffep. First edition. Louis Joblot (1645-1723) is now overshadowed by his contemporary Leeuwenhoek but was an equally innovative scientist. In this volume, his landmark work and the first French book on microscopical research, he presents his own technical improvements to the microscope, his observations of protozoa and, crucially, his rejection of spontaneous generation. He observed many animalcules for the first time, classifiying them according to shape, and was the leading discoverer of infusoria until 1773, making this book an important document of early microbiology. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Amsterdam: R & G Wetstein, 1718. First Dutch Edition. Hardcover. Pale marginal dampstain affecting some pages but generally very clean and bright, the binding Fine housed in a Very Good marbled paper slipcase. Small quarto (6" x 7-5/8") bound in modern half green morocco leather and paper patterned boards with matching morocco corners and a heavily gilt-decorated spine with four raised bands and a gilt-lettered blue morocco label, top edge gilt; (16), 406, (9) pages. First published in French in 1716, this edition includes information about the Jesuit activities in Paraguay not published previously. Illustrated with 37 maps, city plans, plates of natives, and natural history specimens, many folding, including Plate 9 which depicts the Chilean game of La Sueca and which is widely regarded as the earliest printed depiction of a form of golf. Borba de Moraes p. 329; Hill, page 115 (1716 edition); Sabin 25927; Tiele 361.

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        De natuurlyke historie, van den hippopotamus of het rivierpaard. ... Verrykt met eene afbeelding van dit wonderlyk dier; nauwkeurig getekend ...Amsterdam, J.H. Schneider, 1775. With an engraved plate of a hippopotamus by Barent de Bakker after Andreas Andriesen. With: (2) SCHÄFFER, Jacob Christian. Proeven op de slakken. ... Met zeven naar het leeven gekleurde plaaten. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaalt. The Hague, Isaac du Mee, 1776. With 7 numbered, hand-coloured engraved plates by Gerard Sibelius after drawings by Adriaan Schregardus. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: Nissen ZBI, 737; STCN (2 copies); ad 2: STCN (3 copies); cf. Nissen ZBI, 3639 (German editions). Ad 1: A separately published chapter from Buffon's Algemeene en byzondere natuurlijke historie (the Dutch translation of Buffon's Histoire naturelle), dealing with the hippopotamus, containing the same engraved plate, depicting the hippopotamus on a river bank, as the French edition published by Schneider at Amsterdam. The Dutch chapter contains some new additions, not included in the original French, including an interesting description by the Amsterdam physician J.C. Klockner of the preparation and stuffing of a dead hippopotamus that was shipped from the Cape of Good Hope to Amsterdam.Ad 2: First edition of the Dutch translation of Versuche mit Schnecken by the German entomologist, mycologist and clergyman Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718-1790). It is an account of many experiments executed on several species of snails to find out whether the heads, including the tentacles, grow back after decapitation, which Schäffer finds out to be the case. It includes 7 plates, all coloured by hand, showing different species of snails in different stages after their decapitation.Title-page slightly damaged, as if something was pasted on it and later removed, hardly affecting the text, slightly creased throughout with some occasional minor stains or foxing. Binding rubbed along the extremities with partly cracked hinges. Overall in good condition and only slightly trimmed, leaving most of the deckles intact.

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        Le miroir des femmes, qui fait voir d'un côté les imperfections de la méchante femme, & qui montre de l'autre les bonnes qualités de la femme sage. Première édition

      Veuve Oudot & Jean Oudot fils, Troyes 1718 - ____ Morin, Catalogue descriptif de la bibliothèque bleue de Troyes 773. Reliés à la suite : - La comédie des proverbes. Pièce comique. Cinquième édition. Troyes, Paris, Veuve Nicolas Oudot, 1715. In-8 de (8), 91, (3) pp., 1 f. bl. Cette comédie est entièrement faite de phrases proverbiales, adages, sentences, locutions populaires, lieux communs, etc. est attribuée à Adrien de Montluc, comte de Cramail. Morin 150. - LA RIVIÈRE. Histoire nouvelle et divertissante du Bon-Homme misère, dans laquelle on verra ce que c'est que la misère où elle a pris son origine; comme elle a trompé la mort & quand elle finira dans le monde. Troyes, Veuve Jean Oudot, (vers 1739). In-8 de 23, (1) pp. Morin 617. - L'Etat de servitude ou la misère des domestiques. Troyes, Veuve P. Garnier, (vers 1740). In-8 de 16 pp. Morin 253. - Le miroir de patience ou la misère des clercs de procureur, dédié à monsieur le Chancellier de la Bazoche. Paris, Guillaume Valleyre, 1714. In-8 de 28 pp. - La peine et misère des garçons chirurgiens, autrement appelez Fraters. Représentez dans un entretien joyeux & spirituel d'un garçon chirurgien & d'un clerc. Troyes, Veuve de Jean Oudot, 1739. In-8 de 24 pp. Morin 875. - La misère des garçons boulangers, de la ville, & fauxbourgs de Paris, autrement appelez Fraters. Troyes, Veuve de Jean Oudot, 1739. In-8 de 8 pp. Morin 781. Ensemble de 7 ouvrages rares de littérature populaire. Des légères rousseurs. Grand ex-libris héraldique de Michel Delacour Damonville relié en frontispice. De la collection J. Darbot, mais sans marque de provenance. Légère décoloration au second plat de la reliure. Bel exemplaire en reliure de l'époque, ce qui est rare pour ce genre d'ouvrages. *-------* 7 chapbooks, of 6 printed at Troyes. In-8. Collation : 24 pp. Veau glacé, dos orné avec plusieurs étiquettes de titre, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. With Observations upon matters of Fact; tending to clear the Texts of the Sacred Scriptures, and confute the vulgar Errors about that point. And Also Two Sermons; One in Proof of the Christian Religion; the other concerning the Good and Evil Angels.

      First Edition of this important treatise on Witchcraft. A survey of a number of cases of alleged witchcraft and examining witch trials. Chapter 5 examines the Salem trials, and condemns Cotton Mather's conclusions. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt titles to black label on the spine. Two of the leaves are present in a high quality facsimile (p1/2) (with the engraved heading and beginning of the dialogue) and (p117/8) from chapter 8. The rest of the book is in very nice condition. The leather has just a touch of rubbing. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened, but overall in very good shape, with just the occasional stain not affecting the text. The title has a little marking, with a small chip to the corner.

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        Neües Thier-buch, oder: merckwürdige Beschreibung der Thieren und Vögeln, ... Erster und anderter Theil.Prague, Caspar Wussin, 1718. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (19 x 14.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on title-page, and 50 engravings in text. 19th-century turquoise paste paper over boards.

      Nissen, ZBI 3587; Wood, p. 489; WorldCat (6 copies). Rare first and only edition of a zoological work in which the anonymous authors describe fifty animals. The book is divided into two parts, describing thirty mammals in the first, and twenty birds in the second part, also including dragons and griffins. Each animal is illustrated on a half-page engraving, which is followed by a poem, a zoological description, and stories or sayings mostly of a moralistic nature. The names of the animals are given in German, Latin and Czech. The mythological animals, like the unicorn, phoenix, dragon, etc., are included with the added remark that their existence has not been proven conclusively. The large engraved frontispiece shows Adam in the Garden of Eden, playing a harp and surrounded by listening animals.Slightly browned, some thumbed margins and a few small spots, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, otherwise good.

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        An account of the fish-pool:

      8vo., vii + (i) + 60pp., with 22 woodcut figures in the text, several woodcut head and tailpieces, in 18th century half calf over marbled boards with raised bands and red label. A fine copy from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield with the 1860 armorial bookplate of the North Library on pastedown.Publisher: London: printed and sold by H. Moore, J. Pemberton and J. Roberts.Year: 1718Edition: First edition.

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        Monasticon Anglicanum: Or, the History of the Ancient Abbies, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedrals and Collegiate Churches, with their dependencies, in England and Wales: Also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French Monasteries, as did in any manner relate to those in England. Containing a full Collection of all that is necessary to be known concerning the Abby-Lands, ... To which are now added exact catalogues of the Bishops of the several Diocesis to the Year 1717. The whole corrected, and supplied with many useful additions [by Captain John Stevens] [with] Stevens, John. The history of the antient abbeys, monasteries, hospitals, cathedral and collegiate churches. Being two additional volumes to Sir William Dugdale's Monasticon anglicanum: containing the original and first establishment of all the religious orders that ever were in Great Britain ... not spoken of by Sir William Dugdale, and Mr. Dodsworth. The foundations of their several monasteries... Collected from above two hundred of the best historians extant, and from antient manuscripts in the Bodleian and Cotton libraries, and many more in the hands of learned antiquaries. Adorn'd with a considerable number of copper plates.

      London, R. Harbin [etc.], 1718 [and] London: Thomas Taylor [etc.], 1722-23. 3 vols., folio, vol. I, t/p printed in red and black, xvi, 375, (9, index); vol. II, t/p printed in red and black, [xii], 538, (2, index); vol. III, t/p printed in red and black, (2), 279, 388 (appendix), (6, index) pp. With an engraved general title-page to vol. I, 103 engraved plates in vol. I including 24 double-page, 20 engraved plates in vol. II including 4 double-page, and 31 engraved plates in vol. III including one folding. In all, one engraved title and 154 plates including 28 double-page and 1 folding. Contemporary red morocco, backstrips richly gilt, gilt edges, corners and headcaps a bit worn as usual for folios, a glorious set with an astonishing provenance. Large-paper copy, from the collections of MacCarthy-Reagh, Duc de Noailles, Rosebery, Lynde, McLaughlin, and Bernard Breslauer; Jonathan Hill cat. 200 #228 (sold to a private collector, CA). A beautiful set of the first abridged edition of this magnificent work on English churches and religious orders, profusely illustrated with views of the churches and the habits of the various orders of monks and nuns. Collations are haphazard for this set, with copies at auction recorded with 140-150 plates; this copy has 154 and is quite complete. Lowndes notes: “An excellent epitome” and calls for 151 plates, giving a full collation of all the plates and erratic pagination. The difference may be attributable to not counting some double-page plates.

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de l'Académie française dédié au roy

      Paris: Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1718. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols. vol. 1, A-L: [13], 922p. vol. 2, M-Z: 820p. 41 cm folios. Full leather with gilt and raised bands on spine and gilt and an impressed design around boarder of boards. Frontispiece engraving in vol. 1 with smaller engravings adorning the title pages in both volumes. Ex.-library with small labels affixed to lower corners, as well as older bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers of each volume. Torn endpaper at the back of vol. 2. Some tearing and wearing to binding, mostly at corners of boards and extremes of spine. A couple of the cords can be seen through the hinges at the raised bands. Pages clean. Text clear. Formed in 1635, the Académie française is responsible for all official matters pertaining to matters regarding the French language. This 1718 edition is the second complete dictionary of the French language ever officially produced by the academy. Only eight editions have ever been completed; however, the academy continues to work on the 9th edition today. This beautiful set of folios is both a useful reference and a historical document of significance to anyone studying the history and development of the French language in the modern era.

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        The clergy-Man’s recreation: shewing the pleasure and profit of the art of gardening. By John Lawrence, A.M. Rector of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire, and sometime Fellow of Clare-Hall in Cambridge; [bound 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. Illustrated with copper plates. By John Laurence, M.A. rector of Yelvertost in Northamptonshire. To which is added by way of appendix, a new and familiar way to find a most exact meridian line by the pole-star; whereby gentlemen may know the true bearings of their houses and garden walls, and regulate their clocks and watches, &c. By Edward Laurence, brother to the author of this book. [and] The fruit-garden kalendar: Or, A summary of the art of managing the fruit-garden. Teaching in order of time what is to be done therein every month in the year. Contai

      London: printed for Bernard Lintott, between the Temple-Gates in Fleet-Street [through 1718], 1717 . Full Calf. Near Fine+. Three volumes in one: Fifth Edition of the first, Second of the second, First of the third. 8vo: [2, the frontispiece and title page may be cancels],vi (dedication to Henry, Duke of Kent, from The fruit-garden kalendar transferred here, as usual, to The clergy-man’s recreation [ESTC Citation No. T30847]),[8],84, with a copper-engraved frontispiece by Simon Gribelin and a letterpress illustration; [18],115,[1], with a frontispiece, four folding plates (including the plate showing a method of finding the meridian line, often missing) and a letterpress illustration (in this edition [ESTC Citation No. T142272], the last ’7’ of the date on the title page falls below the first ’t’ of ’Lintott’, and on p.5 the "B" of the signature is below the "a" of "acquainted" in the final line); [4],v,[1],146 (wanting final 3pp of the appendix, but with 7 extra pages of Lintot's catalog), [10]pp, with a folding copper-engraved frontispiece. Period Cambridge-style calf paneled in blind, very skillfully rebacked, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red leather lettering piece gilt. An excellent copy, the binding tight and secure, text generally clean and free of foxing, plates good impression, barring the first frontispiece, which is a bit weak. Henrey, 937, 939 and 943. Janson, pp. 149-155. The clergy-Man’s recreation, first published in 714, was Laurence's first published treatise on gardening, and was devoted almost exclusively to culture and training of fruit trees, and is of special historical interest, according to Henrey, for its early mention of transmission of a viruses by grafting. The gentleman’s recreation, giving " some additional improvements and observation" relating to fruit trees followed in 1716 and The fruit-garden kalendar in 1718. The very practical nature of Laurence's treatises made them extremely popular, including with the colonists in America.

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        The british history, Translated into english From the latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth. With a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History. By Aaron Thompson..

      London: Printed for J. Bowyer et al., 1718. [2], cxi, [17], 401pp, [55]. With a list of subscribers and a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp but for neatly repaired tear to margin of H2. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51. The first English translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's (c.1100-1154/5) pseudohistorical narrative of early British history, Historia regum Britanniae (c.1136). One of the most influential works of the middle ages, the Historia charts the rise of the royal households of the kingdom, and is notable for originating both the Arthurian legend and the fictional figure of King Leir [Lear]. ESTC T146343.. First edition in English. 8vo.

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        VIRGILLE VIRAI EN BORGUIGNON. Livre premei- Deuzaime livre- Troisaime livre.

      - Ai Dijon, Ché Antone de Fay Imprimou vé le palai, M. DCC. XVIII. (1718-1720) 1 volume in-12 (163 x 95 mm) réunissant les trois livres, relié plein velin blanc, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés d'un triple filet doré, triple filet intérieur sur les plats et contreplats, tête dorée. Reliure signée GAILLARDET. (4)-56-58-24 pages Edition originale bien complète de ses trois parties, la première étant attribuée à Pierre DUMAY, la deuxième à Pierre DUMAY et Paul PETIT, et enfin la troisième à Paul PETIT seul.- Né et mort à Dijon, le conseiller Dumay (1626-1711) a écrit des poèmes en latin, en français et en dialecte bourguignon. Charmant petit volume de vers, continué par l'abbé Paul Petit. Bel exemplaire d'une grande fraicheur, non rogné, intérieur très frais.-150g.C. - Fort rare, bel état.

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        Antiphonarium Romanum de tempore et sanctis ad normam Breviarii ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restituti S. PII V Pontificis Maximi jussu editi Clementis VIII ac Urbani VIII

      Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1718. LATINO 8,4 Volume in folio rilegato in tutta pelle con chiusure in metallo, frontespizio con testo stampato in rosso e nero, marca tipografica dell' editore (giglio in cartiglio contornato da rami e foglie) pagine con spartiti musicali con testo e note quadre in nero su tetragramma rosso, presenti richiamia a fine pagine e segnatura dei fascicoli. Segni del tempo, piccole riparazioni alle pagine, alcune note manoscritte a margine, legatura parzialmente allentata. Opera rara e di pregio. USATO

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        Chronicon genealogicum, eller: Underwisning på någon gammal slächt, med åthskilliga tidahändelser; fordom sammanskrefne af Anna Fickes Dotter Bylou, abbedissa i Wadstena; Och widare af herr Lars Siggesson på Sundby, riddare och Sweriges marsk, samt af des son riks cancelleren herr Erik Sparre, med theras egna händer uptecknade.

      - Stockholm, J. L. Horrn, 1718. 4:o. 20,+ 1-60 s. Enstaka småfläckar. Interfolierat exemplar, med åtskilliga bläckanteckningar av Claes Annerstedt. Nött senare hfrbd (Lewins bokbinderi, Uppsala). Ur Claes Annerstedts bibliotek, med dennes namnteckning. Inklistrad är B.& B.:s katalogpost för denna bok ur katalog 286, där delar av Annerstedts bibliotek såldes. Ägaranteckningar av annan hand. Warmholtz 7043. Intressant exemplar av Johan Peringskölds utgåva av Anna Fickesdotter Bylous släktkrönika. Enligt Warmholtz lät han trycka boken på familjen Sparres bekostnad. Den grundar sig på en i Stockholms slottbrand 1697 förstörd avskrift, som tidigare tilhört Lars Siggeson Sparre. Originalet är försvunnet, men andra avskrifter finns. Anna Fickesdotter (?1519) var abbedissa på Vadstena och redogör, på begäran av den nytillträdde biskopen i Linköping Hans Brask, för en mängd samtida släktförhållanden, vilka Peringsköld till viss del kritiskt granskat. Mer granskning redogör Annerstedt för på de interfolierade bladen.

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        Meteorologia et Oryctographia Helvetica, oder Beschreibung der Lufft-Geschichten, Steinen, Metallen, und anderen Mineralien des Schweitzerlands: absonderlich auch der Uberbleibselen der Sundfluth.

      Zurich, Switzerland: Bodmerischen , 1718. [xvi], 336 pages of text. Illustrated by 19 leaves of plates, one of which is folding. Includes an illustration of a meteorite. Bound in raw compressed grey paper boards, well worn and stained, with spine chipped. Hinges nearly detached. Old vellum spine label is creased and quite worn. Quarto (8.25 inches/209mm). Moderate foxing scattered throughout text; plates clean. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Geschichte der adelichen Geschlechter in der freyen Reichs-Stadt Augsburg?

      - Engraved head-piece on 2nd leaf & 12 engraved plates. 8 p.l., 445, [5] pp. 4to, cont. sheep (two lower corners a little worn, single small wormhole in outer lower margin in last half of book), arms in gilt with the surrounding initials stamped "I.A.F.V.D.H.F.Z.A H.Z.A.V.O. 1718" in gilt on center of each cover, spine richly stamped in blind, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Augsburg: J.J. Haid, 1762. First edition of this still-valuable history of the noble families of Augsburg. Stetten (1731-1808), was one of the most notable personalities of 18th-century Augsburg, active in city government and the arts. He wrote several other works on different aspects of the city, its history, and most notable residents as well as literary works. The plates depict 228 coats-of-arms. The stamp on the covers (see above) is that of Joseph Anton Freiherr von der Halden zu Autenried, Herr zu Anhofen und Ochsenbrunn (and thanks to Mitch Fraas for this information). Fine copy. Minor worming in gutter at front and back. ? Lentner 6570-"Sehr seltenes und gesuchtes Werk, das für die Adels-Geschichte der ehem. freien Reichsstadt Augsburg von grundlegender Bedeutung ist.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur divers sujets concernant la religion et la métaphysique

      Paris: Chez Jacques Estienne, 1718. First edition. [24], 278 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spine with red leather label. Handsome copy, with an interesting early bookplate on front pastedown. First edition. [24], 278 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. First edition of a classic of Christian literature, containing Fénélon's proof of the existence of God, his defense of Christianity as the one true religion, immortalityof the soul, free will, etc. etc. Tchemerzine V 227

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      *** Kobberstik af Iohann August Corvinus efter tegning af Christoph Marselis. 26 x 37,5 cm. Udgivet af Ieremias Wolff i Augsburg [1718]. Prospektet er i sort / hvid. I nyere ramme fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 34 x 46 cm. - Prospekt af Frederiksborg med "Dass Königliche Schloss. Die Cantzeleÿ. Der Spahrpenning. Die Badstube im Walde. Stallungen. Der kleine Garthen auf den Ravelin. Der Küchengarthen. Dass Dorff" markeret. Fra "Vorstellung der remarquabelsten Prospekten in Denemarken", Augsburg 1718.

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        Sicilia Regnum / Palermo

      Francoforte 1718 - Rarissimo foglio tratto dal Relationis Historicae semestralis vernalis continuatio, meglio conosciuta anche come "Messerelationen", opera pubblicata a Francoforte a partire dal 1598. La Messerelationen veniva stampata in occasione delle fiere di primavera ed autunno, per fornire notizie sui principali avvenimenti internazionali; Jacobus Francus era lo pseudonimo usato da diversi scrittori, inclusi Conrad Lautenbach e Conrad Memmius. Il catalogo della collezione Barbera riproduce l’unico esemplare conosciuto nelle bibliografie recenti. Sia la carta della Sicilia che la pianta di Palermo ricordano quelle di Mattheus Merian, sebbene con un notevole schiacciamento laterale, pubblicate sempre a Francoforte nel 1640. Probabile che questo induca il Barbera a datare erroneamente l’opera al 1650 circa. Incisione in rame, più volte ripiegata nel testo, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Foglio di grandissima rarità. Bibliografia: Sconosciuta a Imago Siciliae; C. Barbera Azzarello, Raffigurazioni Ricostruzioni vedute e piante di Palermo, p. 65, 36. Dimensioni 360x300. A rare work from the Relationis Historicae semestralis vernalis continuatio, better known as "Messerelationen", published in Frankfurt from 1598. The Messerelationen was printed during the Spring and Autumn fairs, to provide news and information about the main international events. Jacobus Francus was the alias used by various writers, among which Conrad Lautenbach and Conrad Memmius. The catalogue of the Barbera collection reproduces the only example listed in the main modern bibliographies. Both the map of Sicily and the city plan of Palermo recall Mattheus Merian’s work, though with a significant lateral flattening, published in Frankfurt in 1650 circa. Maybe that is why Barbera wrongly dated the work around 1650. Copper engraving, folded many times on the text section, in excellent condition. A very rare sheet, never mentioned in Imago Siciliae; C. Barbera Azzarello, Raffigurazioni Ricostruzioni vedute e piante di Palermo, p. 65, 36. Dimensioni 360x300. Dimensioni

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        Abrahami Trommii Concordantiae Graecae versionis vulgo dictae LXX interpretum, cujus voces secundum ordinem elementorum sermonis Graeci digestae recensentur, contra atque in opere Kircheriano factum fuerat. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Sumptibus Societatis, 1718. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Folio (13 1/4 x 8 1/2"). [18]pp (Introductory text in Latin), 1008pp (Vol. 1); [4], 716, 134, [4], 70, [2], xxxvipp (Vol. 2). Modern full brown morocco with gold lettering to spines. Raised bands. Title pages in red and black lettering. Engraved title vignettes. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Abraham Trommius' massive concordance of the Septuagint, a Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures redacted in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC by Jewish scholars and adopted by Greek-speaking Christians. Added matter supplied by Bernard de Montfaucon (1655-1741) and Lambert Bos (1670-1717) includes a lexicon to the Hexapla, an index of scriptural references, and an index of Hebrew and Aramaic words.The introductory text is in Latin, and the concordance in Greek and in double-column format.Contemporary previous owner's name dated "25th Oct. 1771" pasted on inside of each front cover. Modern endpapers and fly leaves. Ex-library copy with stamp on each half-title and title page. Text in Latin and Greek. Binding and interior in overall very good condition.

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        L'Europe divisée suivant l'estendue de ses Principales Parties

      Parigi 1718 - Titolo originale: "L'EUROPE / DIVISÉE SUIVANT L'ESTENDUE / DE SES PRINCIPALES PARTIES / SUBDIVISÉES EN LEURS PRINCIPALES PROVINCES / sur les Memoires les plus nouveaux / DEDIÉE / A MONSEIGNEUR LE DUC DE BOURGOGNE / Par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur / HUMBERT IAILLOT Geographe du Roy / 1718." Grande carta murale in 6 fogli edita da Jaillot a Parigi nel 1718. Basata sulla cartografia di Nicolas Sanson, l'opera è un ingrandimento delle carte inserite negli atlanti di Sanson prima e Jaillot poi. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva con ritocchi, sei fogli uniti e montati su tela, difetti minori ai margini, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Scala di: 300.000 passi geometrici, 250 miglia d'Inghilterra, 60 leghe di Svezia, 125 leghe di Francia, 75 leghe di Germania, 100 leghe di Polonia, 90 leghe di Spagna, 300 miglia d'Italia, 50 leghe d'Ungheria, 400 leghe di Mosca, 100 leghe d'un'ora di cammino, 10 diete o giornate = cm. 11,4. Ottimo esempalrae di questa rarissima carta murale dell'Europa. "L'EUROPE / DIVISÉE SUIVANT L'ESTENDUE / DE SES PRINCIPALES PARTIES / SUBDIVISÉES EN LEURS PRINCIPALES PROVINCES / sur les Memoires les plus nouveaux / DEDIÉE / A MONSEIGNEUR LE DUC DE BOURGOGNE / Par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur / HUMBERT IAILLOT Geographe du Roy / 1718." Large wall map in 6 sheets published by Jaillot in Paris in 1718. Based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, the work is an enlargement of the maps inserted in the atlas of Sanson and Jaillot before then. Copper engraving, contemporary colouring with touches, six sheets joined together and mounted on canvas, minor defects to margins, otherwise in excellent condition. Great esemple of this rare wall map of Europe. Dimensioni 1150 1370mm

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        Suitte de la Carte d'Italie depuis Mont Argentat jusqu'a Messine, les cotes du Nord de Sicilie et Celles de l'Est de Corce et Sardaigne

      Parigi 1718 - La carta fa parte del grande portolano del Mediterraneo realizzato dai due geografi marini, che successivamente diedero alla luce, nel 1730, anche un atlante sui principale porti del Mediterraneo. Opera finemente realizzata da Peter Starckman, uno dei più attivi intagliatori dell’epoca, collaboratore di molti cartografi ed editori. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bellissimo il cartiglio. Rara. Dimensioni 695 480mm

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        Voyage dans la Palestine,: vers le Grand Emir, Chef des Princes Arabes du Desert, connus sous le nom de Bedouins, ou d'Arabes Scenites, qui se disent la vraie posterite d'Ismael fils d'Abraham.Fait par Ordre du Roi Louis XIV. Avec la Description Generale de l'Arabie, faite par le Sultan Abulfeda, traduite en Francais sur les meilleurs Manuscrits, avec des Notes. Par M. De La Roque.

      Amsterdam Steenhouwer & Uytwerf 1718 - Title page lightly marked, a few spots and marginal stains, but overall a very good copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed. Corners rubbed. pp.[xlvi], 342, [vi], engraved frontis and four engraved plates, 1 folding. Armorial book-plate of Viscount Bruce of Ampthill.

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        Theologia Speculativa: or, The First and Second Part of a Body of Divinity under that Title wherein are explain'd the principles [and duties] of Natural and Revealed Religion (two volumes)

      W Bowyer for Bernard Lintot, 1718 Book. Very Good. hardback. two volume set, large folio, first edition, *(volume two published in 1720) worn contemporary calf with upper hinge of volume one weak but holding, gilt titles to spine on red and black morocco, raised bands, gilt decoration to compartments, evidence of marginal worming to pre-lims and to pastedowns, wide margins, a good clean text, portrait frontis, a good set of a very uncommon work, 660 & 555pp & Indices at rear of volume two, Richard Fiddes, Anglican clergyman and historian, chaplain to the Earl of Oxford, 1671-1725.

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, or the History of the Ancient Abbies, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, [...] [with] The History of the Antient Abbeys, Monasteries, [etc.,] Being two additional volumes to Sir William Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum: [...]

      3 vols., pp. [ii] xvi 120 *117-*120, 121-124, *121-*124, [i],126-244, [i], 242-375 [ix] + 103 plates, including engraved title-page; [ii], vii, [v], 76, ff. 77-84, pp. 85-264, cols. 265-272, 273-538 [ii] + 19 plates; [iv], 279, [i], 152, cols. 153-184, pp. 185-223, 242-388, [vi] + 31 plates. Second volume bound with 19 plates rather than the more usual 20, the absent plate being 'The Famous Church of St. Alban with a View of Verulam'. Title pages in red and black, woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, 153 plates in total of which 13 are folding, publisher's list to final leaf (verso) of vol.I. Vols. II & III with a little occasional foxing to bottom fore-edge corner, vol.II with a small paper repair to bottom margin of 6H. Generally very clean and bright. 19th-century brown calf, lightly diced, neatly rebacked, spines ornately gilt and each with dark and mid-brown labels, gilt borders and dentelles, edges coloured bright yellow, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed with a few light marks, joints worn with vol. I upper joint split from tail to approx. halfway up and vol. II just starting at tail, vol. II and III spine labels transposed, most corners worn but still good overall.The antiquary John Stevens' abridgement and translation of William Dugdale's monumental Monasticon Anglicanum, complete with his two supplementary volumes. Called by Lowndes 'an excellent epitome'. The additional volumes add hundreds of additional monastic charters, also translated into English. "For the first time it treated pre- and post-Reformation monastic history as a continuum" (ODNB). When the Monasticon was re-edited into six enormous volumes in the 19th century, Stevens' two supplements were incorporated. This was the second English translation/abridgement of the Monasticon, following a much shorter and less successful version in 1693 by James Wright.

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        Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.

      Amsterdam: Les Freres Wetstein, , 1718. 2 volumes, folio (330 × 206 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spines laid down, new red and green labels, spines gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled red. Allegorical frontispiece by Picart, portrait of Le Bruyn by G. Valck after G. Kneller, 114 plates, 14 of them folding, and 57 double-page, and 43 full-page showing 491 views, 3 folding maps, engraved headpiece and 44 illustrations, half-titles bound in, titles printed in red and black. From the library of the Earl of Camden, armorial bookplates and press-marks to the front pastedowns. Slightly rubbed on the boards, light toning, but a very good set. First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century, originally published in Dutch, Amsterdam 1711. Cornelis de Bruyn, the Dutch traveller and painter, also known for his account of his journey through the Levant, was the first traveller to whom the tsar gave permission to make drawings of the towns and villages in the Russian provinces, and the superb engravings are from on-the-spot drawings by the author. The book is arguably the best authority for costumes of the era in the countries visited, for the Assyrian antiquities of Persepolis at that time, and for the views of cities and their natural history. His account also "details the route taken by Everard Ysbrants Ides, the Russian ambassador to China, and contains an account of his encounter with William Dampier at Batavia. In 1714 De Bruyn published a pamphlet discussing the differences between his engravings of Persepolis and those of Chardin and Kaempfer. His remarks [are] appended to the second part of his travels" (Howgego).

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        Ranching with Lords and Commons or Twenty Years on the Range. Being a Record of Actual Facts and Conditions Relating to the Cattle Industry of the North-West Territories of Canada; and Comprising the Extraordinary Story of the Formation and Career of a Great Cattle Company

      Toronto: Printed for the Author by William Briggs, r1903. Hardcover. very good. 1st Edition. iv,[v]-[vii],9-293pp. Small Octavo. Frontispiece portrait and 16 plates from photos. Original pictorial dark green cloth. Without the usual white lettering having been rubbed off the spine very good to fine copy Adams (Rampaging Herd) #598; Peel 1718. The story of the Oxley Ranch, writen by its manager.The author places blames on the general director Stavely Hill (an English M.P.) for the mismanagement of the company. See Hill's - from Home to Home for his view. One of the cornerstones of Alberta ranching history. A very scarce account that was privately printed for the author. 1903

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        A voyage into the Levant:: perform'd by command of the late French King. Containing the ancient and modern state of the islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor. With plans of the principal towns and places of note; an account of the genius, manners, trade, and religion of the respective people inhabiting those parts: and an explanation of variety of medals and antique monuments. Illustrated with full descriptions and curious copper-plates of great numbers of uncommon plants, animals, &c. And several observations in natural history. To which is prefix'd, the author's Life, in a letter to M. Begon: as also his elogium, pronounc'd by M. Fonten

      London: D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby et al. 1718 - Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, 1656-1708, French botanist, was appointed assistant at the Jardin des Plantes in 1683. He was sent on a mission to the Levant by Louis XIV in 1700. He travelled extensively through the Greek islands visiting most of the Cyclades and many of the northern Sporades. He spent some time in Crete and proceeded to Constantinople and along the coast of the Black Sea and through Georgia and Armenia before returning to Paris in 1702. He was accompanied by the artist Claude Aubriet who drew the plants collected, as well as maps of the islands and attractive sketches of people and wildlife. This edition not in Atabey or Blackmer A handsome copy bound in tan calf, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt; bookplate of Richard Grosvenor of Eaton on front pastedowns. Some spotting and marginal staining throughout, with some plates in second volume quite heavily foxed, two plates torn, not affecting plate surface. First edition in English. Two volumes, 4to, pp.xlii (quire a bound out of order), 402; [iv], 398, [xviii]; with 149 plates (of 153), 7 folding. Lacking plates: 117, women of Milo; 328, Pathmos; 328, Pathmos (map); 346, Gallipoli.

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        The Æneis of Virgil. Translated into blank verse: by Joseph Trapp, M.A. Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. 2 Bände (vollständig).

      London, - 1720. 1718 - 9 Bl., LVI, 467 S./ 2 Bl., S. (468)-971 (vollständig). Mit 2 Kupferstich-Frontispize u. großen Kupferstich-Vignetten sowie Kupferstich-Initialen. Quart (29x24 cm) Ganzlederbände der Zeit. ** Erste Ausgabe der Übersetzung durch Joseph Trapp - mit feinen Kupferstichen illustriert. Das Frontispiz von Bd. 1 wurde gestochen von B. Baron nach Joseph Goupy. - Saubere Bände. Die ersten Blätte von Bd. 1 mit schmalem Wasserrand. Das Leder der Gelenke etwas aufgeplatzt, feste Bindung. Einbände bestoßen, Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Band 2 mit schöner Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln u. Stehkantenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The dying speech of James Shepheard: who suffer'd death at Tyburn, March the 17th, 1717/18. Deliver'd by him to the Sheriff, at the place of execution.

      First edition. Broadside. Folio. ( 365mm. ) Printed black on white paper. A little dusty aound the edges, closed tear at the foot into the last two lines not compromising legibility. The lower left hand corner shaved with the loss of a few part or full letters at the beginning of the last two lines, viz , last but one line " [m]ark of his family, " last line " [hi]s DECLARATION. " This edition contains only the speech, in one column; a different edition from that with the hymn, also in this edition of the one-column version, the first line of the title reads "The" and the last line of text reads "his DECLARATION." This broadside refers to the curious and shocking case of James Shepheard who was executed for writing a letter in which he threatened to assassinate King George II. Shepheard was a Jacobite and London Coach Painter's Apptentice, in late December 1717 or early January 1818 he wrote a letter to the Nonjuring cleric John Leake, in which he vowed " to smite the Usurper in his Palace. " Leake was so concerned about the letter he persuaded Shepheard to re-write its contents in front of a Whig Alderman, this led to Shepherd's arrest and subsequent trial for high treason at which he was found guilty and executed. Inevitably this led to his veneration by the Jacobite cause. There are two variants of this broadside, both are rare, in the other edition of this one-column version, the first line of the title reads " The " and the last line of text reads " in his Declaration ," - ESTC N498380 - National Library of Scotland x 3. Harvard University. The broadside offered here is recorded in one location only by the ESTC ( on-line 1 / 17 ) - Harvard University.

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        Helvetiae stoicheiographia. Orographia. Et oreographia. Oder Beschreibung der Elementen, Grenzen und Bergen des Schweitzerlands. Der Natur-Histori des Schweitzerlands Erster Theil. - Hydrographia Helvetica. Beschreibung Der Seen, Flüssen, Brunnen, Warmen und Kalten Bäderen und anderen Mineral-Wasseren Des Schweitzerlands. Der Natur-Histori des Schweitzerlands. Zweyter Theil. - Meteorologia et Oryctographia Helvetica. Oder Beschreibung Der Lufft-Geschichten, Steinen, Metallen und anderen Mineralien des Schweitzerlands, absonderlich auch der Uberbleibselen der Sündfluth. Ist der Dritte oder eigentlich der Sechste Theil der Natur-Geschichten des Schweitzerlands.

      Zürich, Bodmerische Truckerey, 1716-1718. - 3 Teile in 1 Bd. Kl.-4°. (4), 268, (6) S.; (16), 480, (8) S.; (16), 336 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz; Tl. I: Tafeln I, II und V sowie 1 unn. Taf.; Tl. II: Tafeln I-XII plus 2 unn. gef. Tafeln zu Teil I gehörend (Bergsturz von Plurs); Tl. III: 17 unn. Tafeln (mit fortlaufend num. Abbildungen). Pergamentband der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel, goldgepr. Wappensupralibros. Haller I, 1044-46. - Lonchamp 2638. - HLS-Scheuchzer (No. 8). - Erste Ausgabe dieses grundlegenden Werkes. Es bildet die Fortsetzung zur "Beschreibung der Natur-Geschichten des Schweizerlandes", 1706-08. Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) "einerseits ein Polyhistor barocken Zuschnitts, anderseits als empirischer Wissenschaftler schon stark der Aufklärung verpflichtet" (HLS), studierte Naturphilosophie, beschäftigte sich mit Astronomie, Versteinerungskunde und Botanik und wurde 1710 Professor für Mathematik am Zürcher Carolinum. Ab 1704 auch Mitglied der Royal Society in London, die ihn finanziell unterstützte, ihn zur Publikation seiner Schriften motivierte und Wesentliches zu deren Verbreitung beitrug. Scheuchzer beschreibt im ersten Band die Grenzen, die Form der Gewässer, die Gestalt der Berge mit deren Höhlen, Luftlöchern und Schneelawinen. Im zweiten Band beschreibt er neben den alphabetisch aufgelisteten Gewässern mit ihren Überschwemmungen und Trockenperioden auch die Bäder der Schweiz, die er in "Classen" wie warme Bäder, kalte Bäder, Sauerbrunnen, versteinernde Wasser, Schwefelwasser etc. einteilt, welche ihn mit ihren heilenden Wirkung interessiert haben dürften. Im dritten Band "viel gute und falsche Betrachtungen" (Haller), neben meteorologischen Beobachtungen auch Beschreibungen von Naturkatastrophen wie Erdbeben und der "Sündflut" sowie Funde von Fossilien, Steinen, Metallen und Mineralien. "Scheuchzer ist vor Albrecht von Haller der bedeutendste Entdecker der Schönheit der Alpen. Die ästhetisierende Darstellung von Land und Volk in Schillers Wilhelm Tell geht auf seinen Einfluss zurück" (HLS). Die Kupfer stammen von Johann Melchior Füssli und Joh. Konrad Gessner. - Die 2 Tafeln von Plus knittrig mit einigen kleinen alt hinterlegten Einrissen, was auch bei anderen Falttafeln der Fall ist; vorderes Innengelenk halb gebrochen. - Mit Exlibris Paul Ad. Leemann. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Introductio Ad Veram Astronomiam, Seu Lectiones Astronomicae, Habitae in Schola Astronomica Academie Oxoniensis

      Oxoniae [i.e. Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano: Impensis Hen. Clements, 1718. Octavo. From the library of the Earl of Rosebery. With his bookplate. 495pp. (1) errata, with two engraved folding plates of lunar landscape, illustrated throughout with full page and textual mathematical diagrams. Bound in contemporary paneled calf, raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt short split to foot of upper joint and head of lower joint, with a bit of chipping to spine ends, some scuff marks, rear board with deep scuffs causing some loss of leather. Internally clean and bright.

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        The EIght Volumes of Letters Writ By a Turkish Spy, Who Lived Five and Forty Years, Undiscover'd, At Paris: Giving an Impartial Account to the Divan at Constantinople, of the Most Remarkable Transactions of Europe ... From the Year 1637 to the Year 1682.

      London [1717, 1718]: H Rhodes, D. Brown, R. Sare, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke [Took] and G. Strahan., 1718. Seventh Edition. Original Full Calf, Gilt. Very Good. 6 9/16" Tall. Eight volumes, complete matching set. Frontispiece at front of Vol I, (xxvi, a separate overall preface, note to the reader, and index, for the entire set),(xx), 312; (xxiv), 276; (xxii), 287; (xxii), 288; (xxii), 276; (xxii), 264; (xiv), 248; (xviii), 280. Volumes 1-4 and 7-8 with 1718 publication date, Volume One stated Nineteenth Edition on volume title page with 1718 date [this volume having appeared earlier and being reprinted prior to the other volumes), Volumes 2-4 and 7-8 stated Seventh Edition; Volumes 5 and 6 with 1717 date and stated Seventh Edition on title page, with publisher "Tooke" spelled as "Took". Despite the variation in dates and edition statements, In matching contemporary full calf bindings, 5 bands, red and black morocco spine labels, elaborate gilt tooling on spine and edges. An excellent set, light fraying at a few tips, bindings and hinges solid, gilt still bright, spine labels intact, light even foxing to text blocks, pages square and undamaged. The origins of the work are complex and disputable, but the manuscript by Marana survives at least for the early volumes, one or more of the later volumes likely being English additions. Important for the light it shows on what Europeans thought was happening, rather than for exact reporting on what was actually occurring. See Bibliographical Society of America LII (1958), PMLA LXXII (1957), Revue de litterature compares XXXII (1958), and the Times Literary Supplement 12/24/1982 and 7/1/1983 to appreciate the variety of views regarding the authorship of the later volumes. Defore wrote a continuation of this series in 1718, not present here.

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        Lettres sur divers sujets concernant la religion et la métaphysique

      Paris: Chez Jacques Estienne, 1718. First edition. [24], 278 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spine with red leather label. Handsome copy, with an interesting early bookplate on front pastedown. First edition. [24], 278 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. First edition of a classic of Christian literature, containing Fénélon's proof of the existence of God, his defense of Christianity as the one true religion, immortalityof the soul, free will, etc. etc. Tchemerzine V 227

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        Les Genies Assistans Et Gnomes Irreconciliables, Ou Suite Au Comte de Gabalis.

      N.P.,, The Hague: 1718 - Collation: ?1,A-L8. Pagination: [2],176p. Contemp. sheep, banded spine, gilt, gilt title on red morocco label, rubbed. Illustrations: Engraved printer?s mark on t.p. Androl is only known from this sequel to the Gablais. ?There was a 1718 continuation entitled Les genies assistans. This 1718 text mostly seems to take issue with the Cathlicism of Villar?s La suite and also has little relation to the original Gabalis. Authorship of this 1718 text is disputed, but it may have been by Antoine Androl.? [Bonnie Latimer ?Alchemies of satire: A history of sylphs in The Rape of the Lock. In Review of Eng. Studies, 2006.]Villars, Nicholas Pierre Henri, Abbé de Mountfaucon's (1635-73) work is on demonology and the occult sciences of the Rosicrucians written in the style of a dialogue. It was an attack against such sciences and appealed to common sense. But Villars revealed the secrets of the Rosicrucians. "In spite of its satirical character The Count of Gabalis awoke an interest in the occult, so much so that it is believed by some that Villars intended to promote Paracelsian magic than to destroy it. Only a few years after the appearance of the book, however, its author was murdered by the Rosicrucians, it is said, to avenge his indiscretion and mockery. Citations: STCN 171808. Coumont M84.15. Caillet 7703. Ouvaroff 1648. Esoterica 3145. Barbier 6989. Gardner, Rosicrucian 689. Yves Plessis 500. Ferguson Wellcome 10997-A. Jones, French Prose [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Breviarium Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum

      Typographia Plantiniana (Plantin Press), Antwerp 1718 - Contemporary calf, wear at corners, spine a little dry with wear at the ends, clasps intact - quite attractive overall. Printed in red and black, scattered light browning internally. A nice copy. (72), 616, ccxliv, (4)pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045548. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vitae tripartitae iurisconsultorum veterum a Bernardino Rutilio Ioanne Bertrando et Guilielmo Grotio conscriptae. Nunc primum in capita et paragraphos distinctas, summisque marginalibus perpetuis auctas iunctim et emendatiores edidit ac Biois nomikon Bertrandi vita ipsius auctore filio cum adnotationibus Friderici Iacobi Leickheri praemissa notas Aegidii Menagii, editoris lugdunensis et adhuc ineditas Thomae Reinesii cum Laurentii Pignorii epistola I. Paulum Romae patriae aduersus Betrandum adserente in calce paginarum subiecit Io. Christoph. Franck i.v.d. Accedunt indices locupletissimi .

      Halae Magdeburgicae, typis Grunerianis : sumptibus bibliopolii noui apud Felicem du Serre, ubi & Lipsiae per nundinas sub aedibus Schambergianis venales prostant 1718 - In 8, pp. [32], 192, [4], 252, [12], 178, [80]. Rilegat. coeva t. pergamena rigida. con fregi a secco ai piatti. Ritratto all'antiporta dell'A. di Willem de Groot. Rare fiorit. e in poche pagine brunit. diffuse. Piccola mancanza al margine esterno della prima carta non numerata che non lede il testo e piccolo segno di tarlo alla ultime due carte bianche. Pubblicato con: Bernardini Rutilii Vitae iuris consultorum editio nouissima. Bioi nomikon siue de iurisperitis libri duo auctore Ioanne Bertrando praeside Tolosano, Bertrand, Jean. Vitae iurisconsultorum quorum in Pandectis extant nomina a Guilielmo Grotio icto Delph, Groot, Willem de. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 950 euro.

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        Filum Ariadnes. Das ist: Neuer Chymischer Discurs Von den grausamen verführerischen Irrwegen der Alchymisten, dardurch sie selbst und viel Leute neben ihnen verleitet werden, Und dann, was doch endlich der rechte uhralte einige Weg zu dem allerhöchsten Secreto sey [.] an Tag gegeben Durch Heinr. von Batsdorff [Christoph Reibehand] / Hermundurum. Denen sind noch beygefüget LXXIX. grosse und sonderbahre Wunder / [.]. [4. Aufl.].

      Gotha, Verlegts Jacob Mevius, 1718. - 8 Bll., 136 S., Kl.-8°, Neues Pergament mit Rückentext Brüning 3696; Ferguson II, 588 (Anmerk.); Neu 3461; Schmieder 377; Kopp II, 369; Ferchl S.26 u. 436; Rosenthal 711-715 (mit anderen Ausg.). - Die vierte u. letzte Ausgabe der erstmals 1636 erschienen, dreiteiligen Erörterung. Ab 1690 auch mit der Beigabe eines anderen Verfassers (?), im Titel mit "LXXIX. grosse und sonderbahre Wunder" bezeichnet. Diese wurde meist (vgl. Kistemann, Katalog 6, Nr.7) trotz ihrer Erwähnung nicht beigebunden u. erschien auch separat. Der Autor Christoph Reibehand (auch Reibhandt oder Reibhand) war Apotheker in Gera, sein vorliegendes Werk ist ein Pamphlet gegen alte Transmutations-Prozeduren u. gleichzeitig ein Plädoyer für die eigene Umwandlungs-Methode. - Titel am Rand hinterlegt; Vorrede im Bund verstärkt; durchgängig gebräunt u. braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Herrn Friderich Hoffmanns, Weitberühmten Medici Gründliche Anweisung Wie ein Mensch Vor dem Frühzeitigen Tod und allerhand Arten Kranckheiten Durch ordentliche Lebens-Art sich verwahren könne. [Es folgen Teil 2-4; alle zusammen in einem Bd.]. (2) Herrn Friederich Hoffmanns, weitberühmten Medici, Gründliche Anweisung Wie ein Mensch Seine Gesundheit erhalten, und allerhand Kranckheiten Durch ordentliche Lebens-Art, sich verwahren könne. - (3) [.] Wie ein Mensch Durch vernünfftigen Gebrauch der mineralischen kalten und warmen Gesund-Brunnen, Insbesonderheit des Carls-Bades Seine Gesundheit erhalten, und sich von schweren Kranckheiten befreyen könne. - (4) [.] Wie ein Mensch Durch vernünfftigen Gebrauch der Haus- und anderen Diätetischen Mittel

      Halle im Magdeburgischen, Rengerische Buchhandlung, 1715-1718. - 12 Bll. (Titel in Schwarz u. Rot), 310 S. / 10 Bll., S. 315-646 (so kmpl.) / 8 Bll., S. 647-946, 22 Bll. ("Register über alle drey Theile"). / 4 Bll., 296 S., mit Schmuckvignetten, Kl.-8°, Halbpergament d. Zt. Bis 1728 erschienen noch fünf weitere, selbstständige Teile. - Friedrich Hoffmann (1660-1742), berühmter deutscher Mediziner, der u.a. auch einen Beitrag gegen die Hexenverfolgung veröffentlichte. Seine Hoffmannstropfen sind noch heute als altes Hausmittel bekannt. - Einband leicht bestossen, etwas beschabt u. fleckig; Vorsatz mit zwei alten Besitzervermerken; einige Anstreichungen von alter Hand; wenige Randflecken, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft

      1718. First Edition . HUTCHINSON, Francis. An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. With Observations upon Matters of Fact; tending to clear the Texts of the Sacred Scriptures, and confute the vulgar Errors about that Point.Â… And Also Two Sermons. London: R. Knaplock and D. Midwinter, 1718. Octavo, period-style full brown speckled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine label. $2800.First edition, with dramatic accounts of witchcraft trials and a chapter debunking Cotton Mather and the New England witch-hunters.British clergyman Francis Hutchinson was “the man who gave the coup de grace to the witch delusion in England” (Robbins), leveling “a final and deadly blow at the dying superstition” (Notestein). “Of most interest to him were the witchcraft accusations as Boston and Salem, andÂ… [the case] of Jane Wenham (1712), which provoked intense passions and vicious politickingÂ… HutchinsonÂ’s account of witchcraft is thoroughly modern—a history book ‘of the momentÂ… and his carefully modest appeal for reform of the laws on witchcraft was indeed heeded, although not for a further decade and a half” (Gibson, Witchcraft and Society, 240-41). HutchinsonÂ’s landmark work on Witchcraft is “full of valuable historical details, with many particulars collected by personal inquiry from survivors” (DNB), and features “a chronological table [including] those who were burnt as witches in New England” (Allibone, 927). Including chapters on “The Suffolk Witches” and “The Witchcrafts at Boston & in New England.” Bound with half title and one leaf of publisherÂ’s advertisements at rear. Sabin 34063. Howes H848. Occasional scattered light foxing to interior. A handsome, near-fine copy.

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        Regni Hiberniae accurata tabula oer Hermañum Moll recognita.

      1718 - Nuremberg, c.1718. Original body colour. 395 x 330mm. A map of Ireland engraved by Kauffer after a map by Hermann Moll.

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