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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Fridrichsburg.

      *** 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.

      [Bookseller: Finnerups Antikvariat]
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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)

      Sumptibus Societatis, Amstelodami (Amsterdam) 1718 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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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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        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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        ENGLISH NAVAL FLAGSHIP: DAS ENGLISCHE ADMIRAL-SCHIFF.

      Nuremberg, . 1718 - Copper engraving with full original hand colour (Very Good, evenly toned, small closed tear entering lower margin below title, excellent original colour), 37 x 45 cm (14.5 x 18 inches). A rare and highly attractive depiction of the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ the most famous English Royal Navy vessel of the 17th Century, published by Christoph Weigel of Nuremberg. While this magnificent print depicts an ‘English Admiral’s Ship’, it is not just any flagship, but rather the Sovereign of the Seas, by far and away the most impressive English vessel of the 17th Century and one of the great wonders of maritime military history. This magnificently composed and couloured image shows the three-masted frigate at full sail, in all of her glory. Christoph Weigel modelled the present work on John Payne’s The True Portraicture of his Ma.ties Royall ship The Sovereign of the Seas Built in the yeare 1637 (London, circa 1638), a spectacular engraving of the ship made shortly after it was launched. This print is not to be confused with Vincenzo Mario Coronelli’s Nave Reale D'Inghilterra, Nominata Il Gran Carlo (Venice, circa 1690), which is modelled on Payne’s print, except that is flips the ship around so that is it shown sailing in the opposite direction. The Royal Navy website describes the Soveriegn of the Seas: "Known by the Dutch as the ‘golden devil’, on account of her all black and gold appearance, 'Sovereign of the Seas' was the most magnificent ship of her era. Designed in 1634 by Phineas Pett she was the first ship to have three full gun decks, carrying 102 guns on the orders of King Charles I instead of the 90 originally planned. No expense was spared in her construction. All her guns were made from bronze instead of cast iron which meant they were much lighter but four times more expensive. Most impressive was her gilded and carved decoration costing over £6600, equivalent to the cost of the hull for a two decked ship. Sovereign of the Seas was so large that two smaller ships were built from her waste timbers. The construction of 'Sovereign of the Seas' was part of Charles I's plan to overawe possible enemies, including the Dutch and Spanish, with England's naval power. Entering service in 1638 she did not go into battle before the English Civil War intervened in 1642. Laid up by Parliament during the Civil War, her first engagement was the Battle of Kentish Knock during the First Dutch War on 28 September 1652 when it is alleged she destroyed a Dutch ship with a single broadside. Renamed the 'Royal Sovereign' when Charles II came to the throne in 1660 she fought in several battles during the Second and Third Dutch Wars 1666-1673. The Nine Years War against France broke out in 1689 and 'Royal Sovereign' was present at the Battles of Beachy Head in 1690 and Barfleur in 1692 when the Royal Navy fought alongside the Dutch. Her career came to an abrupt end when she accidentally caught fire at Chatham on 27 January 1696." Christoph Weigel (1654 – 1725) was a prominent Nuremberg goldsmith, engraver and printer. While prolific, he was known to adhere to quite high artistic and technical standards for his work. Weigel worked closely with the author and editor Johann David Köhler, for whom he designed and engraved many of the maps and illustrations for his various atlases. He was also known for his colourful ‘timewheels’, ingenious constructions that graphically portrayed elements for history. Weigel’s Das Englische Admiral-Schiff seems to have been both issued separately, as well as bound within Johann David Ko?hler’s rare atlas, Bequemer Schul und Reisen Atlas aller Zu Erlernung der Alten Mittlern und Neuen Geographie dienlichen Universal- und Particular-Charten (Johann Ernst Adelbulner for Christoph Weigel, 1718). The present print is quite rare, we are aware of only two other examples appearing separately on the market during the last generation.

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        1718 Greek Literature Phaedrus Fables Aesop HAGUE ARMORIAL VELLUM BINDING Burman

      Hagæ-Comitum: apud Henricum Scheurleer., M.DCC.XVIII. [1718]. (Hagae-Comitum = Den Haag, Netherlands). Second edition. 2 volumes bound as 1. Added, illustrated t.p. Moss II:395. Lamb 143. BMC BRU:637i16. - 1718 Greek Literature Phaedrus Fables Aesop HAGUE ARMORIAL VELLUM BINDING Burman “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” - Phaedrus Pieter Burmann the Elder, a Dutch classical scholar, edited and published many Greek classical works, including Ovid, Justin, and Horace. This second Burmann edition of Aesop’s Fables by Phaedrus is "a very excellent and critical edition" (Moss). Item number: #144 Price: $599 PHAEDRUS. Phædri . Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. (Vita Phædri a J. Schaffero.) Cum integris commentariis M. Gudii, C. Rittershusii, N. Rigaltii, I. Neveleti, N. Heinsii, J. Schefferi, J. L. Praschii et excerptis aliorum. Curante P. Burmanno. Hagæ-Comitum: apud Henricum Scheurleer., M.DCC.XVIII. [1718]. (Hagae-Comitum = Den Haag, Netherlands). Second edition. 2 volumes bound as 1. Added, illustrated t.p. Moss II:395. Lamb 143. BMC BRU:637i16. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [60]-398-258-[68] • Beautiful vellum binding, gold armorial gilt décor. • Language: Latin • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and John Barber upon Lambeth-Hill, 1718. 40 preliminary pages, followed by 506 pages of text, and six pages of index. [40], 506, [6] p. Full tooled leather rebinding in contemporary style, lettered and decorated in blind only. Minor scuff and tear to top of spine. Illustrated with an engraved frontis, title vignette and numerous initials and head and tail pieces. The engravings are by B. Brown and D. Beauvais after designs by L. Cheron. About 120 pages starting from the beginning have a minor stain to the fore-edge margin, and very minor staining scattered at various inconsistent places throughout text. Final pages are slightly creased, browned and worn, with a few tiny chips and tears. Several verses contained in this edition were not printed in the first edition, making this the first thus edition. Dedication to Lionel Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, and contains a eulogy on Charles Sackville 6th Earl of Dorset (1638? -1706). Includes a work by Mrs. Elizabeth [Rowe] Singer (1674-1737) p.31-33 "Love and Friendship: A Pastoral." Matthew Prior (1664-1721).. First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        Cautio criminalis, seu de processibus contra sagas liber, magistratibus Germaniae hoc tempore summè necessarius, praeprimis consiliariis & confessariis principum, inquisitoribus, iudicibus, advocatis, confessioribus reorum, concionatoribus, aliisque lectu utilissimus. (Vorw.: Joannes Gronaeus Austrius)

      Solisbaci (Sulzbach), Endter, 1718 - Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1695, die selbst ein Nachdruck der Frankfurter Ausgabe von 1632 ist. Die erste Auflage war im Jahr zuvor in Rinteln erschienen, ebenfalls ohne Benennung des Verfassers. Der Jesuit Spee wurde 1627 Beichtvater der als "Hexen" zum Verbrennungstod verurteilten Frauen und Kinder in Würzburg. Aus dieser grauenhaften Erfahrung heraus schrieb er das wirkungsmächtige Buch gegen den Hexenwahn. "Wenn auch nicht die früheste Schrift gegen die Hexenwahn, so war es doch die erste erfolgreiche: sofort nach Amtsantritt als Kurfürst von Mainz verbot Johann Philipp van Schönborn alle weiteren Hexenverbrennungen, die wenig Jahre zuvor bei Schriftstellern wie Albertinus noch aktive Unterstützung gefunden haben" (Dünnhaupt p.3928). Über den Autor und dieses Werk s. die Einführung von Marcus Hellyer zur englischen Übersetzung (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2003): "(.) Its title, Cautio Criminalis, was generic, simply meaning a warning in a matter of criminal law. But its subtitle `or a Book on Witch Trials (seu de Processibus contra Sagas Liber)`, identified its real content. Unlike many books published in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, however, it did not encourage the princes to hunt, try and burn witches or instruct judges and inquisitors on how to identify witches and force them to confess. Rather, it argued that the plague of witches supposedly infesting Germany was the product of the trials themselves and urged princes to supervise trials closely, to regulate the use of torture strictly, and even to end witch trials entirely. (.) Since then the Cautio Criminalis, a cry of conscience from the very epicenter of the witch-hunts, has become known as one of the most stirring examples of an individual speaking truth to power. Its author drew on personal experience, telling arguments, unerring logic, love of complete strangers, and a commitment to defend the innocent to produce a work that retains its enduring appeal almost four centuries after it first appeared." (p.VIIf). GOEDECKE III, 195 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 188 13,5 x 8,5cm, zeitgenöss. Ledereinband, goldgeprägte Rückenverzierung, Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, Wurmspur an unteren Kapital, alte Namenszüge auf Vorsatzblatt, dieses lose mit Spuren alter Klebebandfixierung; Vortitel fehlt, Titel rot-schwarz mit Holzschnitt-Vignette, verso mit altem Papierausschnitt hinterlegt, kl. Eckabriss, 10 (von 11) nn. Bl. incl. Index, hier einige Blatt mit hinterlegten Fehlstellen am Rand, fehlende zwei Wörter auf Bl. 10 verso handschriftlich ergänzt, 407 S.

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein.

      - Altkol. Aquatinta v. Thomas Sutherland n. Christian Georg Schütz (1718 - 1791) aus Johann Isaac von Gerning: A picturesque Tour along the Rhine from Mentz to Cologne b. R. Ackermann, London, 1820, 20,5 x 28 cm Letztes Blatt aus insgesamt vierundzwanzig prachtvollen Rheinansichten. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Epistola ad virum expertissimum, peritissimumque Ferdinandum Dejean, de Lacerta Amboinensi, novae plane hujus speciei, pulcherrimae et hucusque fere incognitae, accuratam descriptionem ac fidelem a peritis artificibus elaboratam delineationem aeri incisam, sistens. - Brief Behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving der Amboinsche haagdis. Benevens eene zeer wel-gelijkende afbeelding deezer vostrekt-nieuwe, fraaije en tot heden toe genoegzaam onbekende soort, door bekwaame kunstenaars vervaardigd.Amsterdam, for the author, 1768. With a beautiful large hand-coloured engraved folding plate (28.5 x 49.5 cm) of an Ambonese lizard by Simon Fokke after Gerrit Dadelbeek. With: (2) BOLTEN, Joachim Frederick. Ad illustrem sytematis naturae authore

      - Ad 1: BMC NH, p. 1153; Nissen, ZBI 3689; STCN (9 copies); ad 2: Nissen, ZBI 458; STCN (3 copies); not in BMC NH. Ad 1: First and only edition of a rare treatise on an Ambonese lizard, with text in Dutch and Latin on facing pages. The treatise is in the form of a letter to Ferdinand Dejean who had brought the lizard to Amsterdam to present it to Schlosser, the owner of a well-known Wunderkammer. Schlosser argues that the newly found animal is neither an iguana, nor a basilisk but belongs to a previously unknown species. Including a beautiful hand-coloured illustration of the lizard.Ad 2: With the very rare first and only Dutch and Latin edition of a treatise describing a peculiar newly discovered plant-animal, by Joachim Frederick Bolten (1718-1796). It was originally published in German and Latin in 1770 as Nachricht von einer neuen Thierpflanze.In very good condition.

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata, . The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures, .Birmingham, printed by John Baskerville; London sold by Samuel Baker & George Leigh, Thomas Cadell, David Wilson & George Nicol, John Murray, 1774. Royal 1mo (67 x 48.5 cm). With 34 numbered engraved anatomical plates (plate size 35.5 x 29 cm to 58.5 x 46 cm), drawn by Jan van Riemsdijk and engraved by Robert Strange and others. Without the dedication leaf present in some copies. 20th-century half brown goatskin morocco.

      - Choulant, pp. 296-297; ESTC T137584; Gaskell 56; Heirs of Hippocrates 942; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 460-465. Magnificent first edition of a bilingual (Latin and English) anatomical atlas on obstetrics and gynaecology, illustrated with 34 mostly life-sized and accurately detailed anatomical plates of pregnant women and their unborn children. William Hunter (1718-1783), royal physician and professor of anatomy at the Society of Naval Surgeons, wrote the preface and the notes to the plates, had the illustrations drawn under his supervision and worked closely with the engravers, who produced the plates at his expense. The work began when a young woman died suddenly at full term in 1751 and Hunter was able to procure her body before any deterioration. In the preface Hunter gives remarkable details about his techniques, such as "the injection of the blood-vessels" to preserve the body for the artists, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of anatomical illustration, which he mixes here. "One of the great publications of world medical literature as well as a classic of book production" (Heirs of Hippocrates) and "one of the great artistic achievements in medicine" (Haskell Norman).With the ca. 1800 ink stamp of "The Liverpool Library". Without the dedication leaf, fore-edge of plate VIII slightly shaved, a small restoration removing its engraver's name, a few other small marginal restorations, a crease in 1 plate and a few text leaves, and a faint marginal water stain in the last few leaves, but still generally in good condition. The marbled-paper sides are slightly rubbed but the binding is otherwise very good. A spectacular showpiece for any collection in the field of anatomical illustration, women's studies, obstetrics, gynaecology or book production.

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        Etat present de la grande Russie ou Moscovie

      New French Edition, quite rare. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Peter the 1st and a large folding map. Reprint of the French original published in 1717 in John Boudot. Full Sheepskin brown time. Back tooled raised. Head cap partly threadbare. Scuffs on the boards. Friction in caps and borders. This edition was given by Hugony, following the journey of Peter 1st in France. Like the texts that were available then in Russia, it is a relation of the seventeenth century, due to an English engineer who was employed in Russia for many years; the strictly historical parts were updated. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez André Cailleau à Paris 1718 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (8) 76, 83 (13) 339pp. 3 parties reliées en un volume

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        A Methodical Treatise Concerning Bills of Exchange . . . illustrated and confirm'd from Civil Law; the Authority of Lawyers and Writers . . . With incident comparative Views of the Laws and Customs of England, and other Countries [etc.]. Second Edition

      The expanded edition of Forbes' first work, and the first treatise published in Scotland on the subject, antedating Forbes' appointment as the first professor of civil law at the University of Glasgow in 1714 and as its Dean in the 1730's. Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking (but quite firm), title dusty, a crisp usable copy; with the advertising leaves. Printed by John Mosman . . . for John Russell [etc.], Edinburgh, 1718.

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        The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and the Neighbouring Nations, From the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ

      London: for R. Knaplock and J. Tonson, 1718. 5 maps, (4 folding), folding Ichnography of the Temple of Jerusalem and full-page text illustration. xxvi, 458, [15]; xviii, 518, [62]pp. Printed by William Bowyer. 2 vols. Folio. Contemporary polished calf. 5 maps, (4 folding), folding Ichnography of the Temple of Jerusalem and full-page text illustration. xxvi, 458, [15]; xviii, 518, [62]pp. Printed by William Bowyer. 2 vols. Folio.

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        POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and John Barber upon Lambeth-Hill, 1718. 40 preliminary pages, followed by 506 pages of text, and six pages of index. [40], 506, [6] p. Full tooled leather rebinding in contemporary style, lettered and decorated in blind only. Minor scuff and tear to top of spine. Illustrated with an engraved frontis, title vignette and numerous initials and head and tail pieces. The engravings are by B. Brown and D. Beauvais after designs by L. Cheron. About 120 pages starting from the beginning have a minor stain to the fore-edge margin, and very minor staining scattered at various inconsistent places throughout text. Final pages are slightly creased, browned and worn, with a few tiny chips and tears. Several verses contained in this edition were not printed in the first edition, making this the first thus edition. Dedication to Lionel Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, and contains a eulogy on Charles Sackville 6th Earl of Dorset (1638? -1706). Includes a work by Mrs. Elizabeth [Rowe] Singer (1674-1737) p.31-33 "Love and Friendship: A Pastoral." Matthew Prior (1664-1721).. First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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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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        Concordantiæ Bibliorum Germanico-Hebraico-Graecæ

      In Verlegung der Lanckischen Erben, Leipzig und Franckfurth 1718 - Jetzo aber von neuen revidiret, in vielen Stücken und gantzen Titeln fast auf die andere Helfte vermehret, und überall besser und nutzlicher eingerichtet; Und in Und in zwey Theile, deren ersterer Die Haupt-Wörter, und der andere Die Numeralia, Pronomina und Particulas in sich hält, abgefasset und Nebst einer kurtzen Einleitung ausgestellet von Christiano Reineccio. [24], 1342, [6], 868 p. 43 cm. Vellum with blank impressing. Seven compartments to spine. Title page in red and black. Text in triple columns. Corners bumped. Hinges and front free endpaper repaired. Front free endpaper and half title have ink inscriptions as does p. 1337. Tiny ink notation on title. Lacks frontispiece. Chip to top corner of p. 1. Some spotting and small tears. Last text page coming detached with tears and chip to edge. Rear endpapers rough. Title continues: "Deutsche, Hebräische und Griechische Concordantz-Bibel, oder vollständige Anweisung aller Wörter, welche in der gantzen H. Schrift so wohl im Hebräischen des Alten, als Griechischen des Neuen Testaments ingleichen in der Griechischen so genandten LXX Dolmetscher und Deutschen Uebersetzung Hrn. D. Martin Luthers sel., gleichwie auch in dem Griechischen und Deutschen Texte der Librorum Apocryphorum vorkommen, Wo und wie oft dieselben gefunden und auff unterschiedliche Art gebrauchet werden. Vorhin nach Anleitung Conradi Agricolae in der deutschen Concordantz nach und nach zusammen getragen, darauf emendiret, vermehret und auf eine gantz neue Art mit dem Parallelismo der hebräischen und griechischen Wörter versehen und verfertiget." Friedrich Lanckisch (1618-1669) died eight years before the first edition of his giant concordance was issued so that the work had to be completed by his heirs. First appearing in 1677, the book was well received and went through more editions, each revised and improved, in 1688, 1696, and 1705. This 1718 edition was reissued under the supervision of theologian Christian Reineck or Reineccius (1688-1752). The work provides a complete glossary of the German Luther Bible, with each word traced back to the Hebrew and Greek wording. Weighs 14 lbs (6.35 kg) and is 15 cm thick; please contact us for shipping information before ordering. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A VOYAGE TO AND FROM THE ISLAND OF BORNEO, IN THE EAST-INDIES. With a description of the said island: giving an account of the inhabitants, their manners, customs, religion, product, chief ports, and trade.

      London, printed for J. Warner, and T. Batley, 1718. Together with the re-establishment of the English trade there, an. 1714, after our factory had been destroyed by the Banjareens some years before. Also a description of the islands of Canary, Cape Verd, Java, Madura; of the Streights of Bally, the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots, the island of St. Helena, Ascension, &c. With some remarks and directions touching trade, &c. The whole very pleasant and useful to such as shall have occasion to go into those parts. Illustrated with several curious maps and cuts. FIRST EDITION 1718, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, 2 engraved maps, 1 folding, 5 engraved plates, 2 folding, pages: [16], 205, [3] - adverts, complete with half-title, bound in modern rust brown crushed morocco, blind ruled border to covers, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine just slightly faded, covers just very slightly marked, neat name and date 1949 on front endpaper, faint early initials and small 'withdrawn' ink library stamp on half-title, tiny piece missing from 1 corner, a few small pale stains to margins, some lower margins lightly spotted including 1 plate, tiny chip to 2 upper margins, neatly repaired, 1 folding map lightly foxed, affecting adjacent text page also, 3 pale fox spots to another plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Beeckman was captain of an English merchant ship trading for the East India Company and here relates his observations on a trip made in 1713. The work is described by Cox as "an unusually interesting and well-written volume of travels. On the way from Borneo the author visited the Cape of Good Hope, and gives a lengthy account of the country and the Hottentots. In his description of Borneo he speaks of the 'Oran-Ootan' the most remarkable animal there". (Travel, Volume I, page 286). This was the first European reference to the Orang-utan which is depicted in one of the plates. See: The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 350; Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 286, reference 1719; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, section E8 East India Company page 338; Sotheby's, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, page 58 No. 102. The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part 1, MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dialogues sur l'eloquence en general et sur celle de la chaire en particulier, avec les reflexions sur la poesie françoise par le p. du Cerceau

      First EditionBound in red full morocco old ca 1860 unsigned. Back to Jansenist nerves decorated with cold boxes. Title and gold "Edit oriignale" tail. Double cold framing net on the boards. Rich inner frieze. gilt edges. Foxing, but very nice copy in an unsigned master binding. Chez J. Frédéric Bernard A Amsterdam 1718 In-12 (9x15,5cm) (10) 374pp. (7) relié

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        A VOYAGE TO AND FROM THE ISLAND OF BORNEO, IN THE EAST-INDIES. With a description of the said island: giving an account of the inhabitants, their manners, customs, religion, product, chief ports, and trade.

      London, printed for J. Warner, and T. Batley, 1718.. Together with the re-establishment of the English trade there, an. 1714, after our factory had been destroyed by the Banjareens some years before. Also a description of the islands of Canary, Cape Verd, Java, Madura; of the Streights of Bally, the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots, the island of St. Helena, Ascension, &c. With some remarks and directions touching trade, &c. The whole very pleasant and useful to such as shall have occasion to go into those parts. Illustrated with several curious maps and cuts. FIRST EDITION 1718, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, 2 engraved maps, 1 folding, 5 engraved plates, 2 folding, pages: [16], 205, [3] - adverts, complete with half-title, bound in modern rust brown crushed morocco, blind ruled border to covers, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine just slightly faded, covers just very slightly marked, neat name and date 1949 on front endpaper, faint early initials and small 'withdrawn' ink library stamp on half-title, tiny piece missing from 1 corner, a few small pale stains to margins, some lower margins lightly spotted including 1 plate, tiny chip to 2 upper margins, neatly repaired, 1 folding map lightly foxed, affecting adjacent text page also, 3 pale fox spots to another plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Beeckman was captain of an English merchant ship trading for the East India Company and here relates his observations on a trip made in 1713. The work is described by Cox as "an unusually interesting and well-written volume of travels. On the way from Borneo the author visited the Cape of Good Hope, and gives a lengthy account of the country and the Hottentots. In his description of Borneo he speaks of the 'Oran-Ootan' the most remarkable animal there". (Travel, Volume I, page 286). This was the first European reference to the Orang-utan which is depicted in one of the plates. See: The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 350; Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 286, reference 1719; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, section E8 East India Company page 338; Sotheby's, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, page 58 No. 102. The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part 1, MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Joannis Kepleri aliorumque epistolae mutuae: Epistolae ad Joannem Kepplerum Mathematicum Caesareum Scriptae; insertis ad easdem Responssionibus Kepplerianis ... Opus Novum, quo recondita Kepplerianae Doctrinae Capita dilucide explicantur ... ex manusscripta editum.

      First edition Frankfurt & Leipzig: 1718. An exceptional copy, in the original publisher's interim boards, of the first printing of Kepler's scientific correspondence, edited by Michael Gottlieb Hansch, which also contains the first biography of Kepler. "The thousands of MS sheets left at Kepler's death went to his son Ludwig, who promised publication but lacked both the time and the scientific knowledge for the undertaking. After Ludwig's death the Danzig astronomer Johannes Hevelius acquired the collection and published a brief inventory in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1674. In 1707 Michael Gottlieb Hansch obtained the material with the intention of publishing it, and in 1718 he produced [with the assistance of Leibniz, ref. Caspar: Kepler, p.366] 'Joannis Kepleri aliorumque epistolae mutuae', a large folio vol. containing 77 letters by Kepler and 407 to him." (D.S.B. vol. VII, p.309). Among those with whom Kepler corresponded were Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Scheiner, Bayer, Scaliger, Harriot, etc. Many of the letters are lengthy scientific treatises. The work is divided into the following parts: an introduction to the history of mathematics and astronomy leading up to Kepler's time; "the earliest presentation of Kepler's life" (Caspar: Kepler, p.13); an index to the 16th and 17th century scientists mentioned in the letters; and an extensive bibliography of Kepler's writings; and the letters. (Brewster: The Martyrs of Science, pp. 252-254:) Kepler "left behind him twenty-two volumes of manuscripts, seven of which contain his epistolary correspondence. The celebrated astronomer Hevelius, who was a contemporary of Louis Kepler, purchased all these manuscripts from Kepler's representatives. At the death of Hevelius they were bought by M. Gottlieb Hansch, a zealous mathematician, who was desirous of giving them to the world. For this purpose he issued a prospectus in 1714 for publishing them by subscription, in 22 volumes folio; but his plan having failed, he was introduced to Charles VI., who liberally obtained for him 1000 ducats to defray the expense of the publication, and an annual pension of 300 florins. With such encouragement, Hansch published in 1718, in one volume folio, the correspondaence of Kepler, entitled 'Epistolæ ad Joannem Kepplerum'. The expenses of this volume unfortunately exhausted the 1000 ducats which had been granted by the emperor, and, instead of being able to publish the rest of the MSS., Hansch was under the necessity of pledging them for 828 florins". (D.S.B. vol. VII, p.309:) "Hansch had the MSS bound in vellum in 22 vols., which he cataloged briefly in Acta eruditorum, no, 57 (1714), 242-246; in 1721 financial difficulties forced him to pawn 18 of the vols. The other four-- VII, VIII, and XII, which had formed the basis for his Epistolae, and VI, which was used for De calendario Gregoriano (Frankfurt, 1726)--eventually found their way to the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, where VI is codex 10704 and the three original vols. of letters have apparently been rebound into codices 10702 and 10703. Not until about 1765 were the 18 vols. rediscovered, and in 1773 Catherine II purchased them for the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. They are still preserved in Leningrad. Details of this odyssey are chronicled by Martha List: 'Der handschriftliche Nachlasz der Astronomen Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brach', 1961". Caspar: Bibliographia Kepleriani, 102; Honeyman 1805. Scarce. Large folio: 402 x 270 mm. Entirely uncut in the original publisher's interim boards. Old circular woodcut stamp to the title page. Pp. [16], XXXVIII, [9], 704, [4] and 8 engraved plates. Some scattered browning throughout, offset and spotting to the plates (which is most likely usual for this work; other copies that we have been able to locate have been described as 'dampstained, soiled, spotted, and browned.' Quite scarce on the market, and even more so in such original and unrestored condition.

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        Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light.

      London: W. & J. Innys, 1718. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (196 x 122 mm). [8], 382, [2] pp., including advertisement leaf and 12 folding engraved plates bound at end. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, spine with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in first compartment (corners repaired, extremities little rubbed). Text with light even browning, occasional very minor spotting. A fine, wide-margined copy. ----Babson 134, Gray 176, Wallis 176, PMM172 (first ed.). SECOND EDITION (first octavo), second issue with title dated 1718 but with the leaf of advertisements at end (Babson states this leaf is missing in this issue). The mathematical tracts were omitted 'as not belonging to the subject', and the number of queries at the end of book three was increased from 16 to 31, including the celebrated query no. 28 on the nature of light 'Are not all Hypotheses erroneous which have hitherto been invented for explaining the Phenomena of Light, by new Modification of the Rays?' (Babson 134).Newton's classic work describing his fundamental experiments on the color spectrum also explains such optical phenomena as the rainbow, "Newton's rings," and the double refraction of the Icelandic spar. Newton opens his study with the claim, "My Design in this Book is not to explain the Properties of Light by Hypotheses, but to propose and prove them by Reason and Experiments." Because of Newton's reliance on scientific method, Opticks remained for over a century "a work of great authority; 'supreme' in Andrade's works 'as a record of experiment and scientific deduction from experiment'" (PMM).Opticks was expanded from Newton's first publication (which was also the first major scientific discovery to be published in a scientific journal): "New Theory about Light and Colours," a paper that appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672. Opticks was by far the most popular of Newton's works during his lifetime; he supervised five editions himself (three in English and two in Latin), and two French editions were published before his death in 1727. The two "Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures" included at the end of the text are Newton's first published mathematical papers and were intended to assert his priority over Leibniz in the discovery of the calculus. Very Good.

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