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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.

      Bodmerischen, Zurich, Switzerland 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. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons...

      London: John Baskett by order of Parliament, 1718. Foolscap, 8 pp. including armorial title-page, text pp. 183-188, very good; disbound, original stitch-sewing still present. The First Transportation Act of 1718, which allowed courts to sentence convicts to seven years in America in order 'to deter criminals and to supply the colonies with labour' (Shaw, Convicts and the Colonies, p. 25). This Act, which first formally involved the British Government in the practice of transportation, was discontinued with the War of Independence in 1776, but lay at the heart of the renewal of the practice in the mid-1780s when the colony in New South Wales was being planned. As a result, this Act should be considered central to the pre-history of Botany Bay.The Act begins lamenting the present state of affairs, where thieves sent to the West Indies regularly return to crime with a high incidence of capital punishment for such reprobates. This dire situation is contrasted with a significant labour shortage: 'in many of His Majesty's colonies and plantations in America, there is a great want of servants, who by their labour and industry might be the means of improving and making the said colonies and plantations more useful to this nation.' Although now formalised as government policy, this Act would still rely on private merchants who could, moreover, profit from the sale of the convicts once they had arrived in the New World.As a result, the Act promotes transportation to America for a term of seven years as an alternative to the usual punishments for larceny - flogging, branding of the hands or confinement in workhouses and other penitentiaries. Significantly, it notes that those found guilty of crimes previously punished by death (specifically the purchase and resale of stolen goods) could now be eligible for transportation and labour for a period of fourteen years. Of additional interest are clauses stipulating the terms and conditions of return to the United Kingdom upon completion of the transportation sentence, including costs to be incurred by the ex-convict. Not surprisingly, those convicted of piracy are denied the exemptions and mercies extended to regular felons through this transportation act. Very good.

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        Matthaeus Franciscus Geoffroy Parisinus Natus Anno MDCXLIV. Pharmacop. Par. Praefectus A. MDCLXXXIV. Aedilis A. MDCLXXXV. Consul A. MDCXCIV. Ob. A. MDCCVIII. Parenti optimo. Hoc pietatis monumentum consecravit Claude Joseph Geoffroy pharmaccop. Par. Praefec. Regiae Utriusq[ue] Scientiarum Academiae Paris. & Londin. Socius. N. De Largillière pinxit. F. Chereau sculp. 1718

      : 1718 : Paris : Engraved portrait, image 389 x 276mm; plate mark 400 x 290mm; leaf 565 x 418mm. A fine impression with good margins, untrimmed edges. : A fine portrait of Mathieu François Geoffroy (1644-1708), French pharmacist and holder of various offices of the Pharmaceutical Society of Paris. As the legend explains it was commissioned as an act of filial piety by his second son, Claude Joseph. Later, in 1737, he commissioned a similar portrait of his brother, Etienne François. Largillière specialised in portraits of the rich middle classes and his output was prodigious. He was director of the Académie Royale in his eighties, and was pivotal in the transition from the baroque to the rococo portrait style during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV.

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        The Motion of Water and other Fluids, Being a Treatise on Hydrostaticks. Written originally in French ... Divided into Five Parts, and Translated into English by J.T. Desaguliers ... By whom are added, several Annotations for explaining the Doubtful

      1718. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Seven eng. plts., a few ink smudges, worming in the lower outer corners of the last four gatherings, not affecting the text but just within the plate-mark of one plate, dated ownership inscription "Henry Beighton F.R.S. 1722" to title and front free endpaper, the latter below a neatly written table in red and black comparing French and English measures, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Newdigate and later Arbury Library labels to front pastedown, contemp. mottled panelled calf, joints cracked and sl. wear to head of spine, 8vo. ----Norman 1441. - First edition in English of a classic text on hydraulics, translated by Newton's Huguenot protegé, the ingenious experimenter John Theophilus Desaguliers. Henry Beighton was a friend of Desaguliers and assisted him in preparing his 'Course of Experimental Philosophy', as well as in such practical affairs as the ventilation of the House of Commons. Good.

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        Opere. . . nuova edizione coll'aggiunta di vari trattati dell'istesso autore non piu dati alle stampe....

      Florence: Tartini, 1718. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 parts in 3 volumes. 4to (267 x 200 mm). cxii, 1-384, 369-628, [2]; [8], 1-722, [2]; [6], 484, [50] pp. Half-title in each vol., fine engraved portrait and general title printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I, woodcut head- and tailpieces & woodcut initial, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text including 19 full-page, one folding engraved plate, errata leaf at end of each vol., register at end of vol. III. All leaves untrimmed. Contemporary plain vellum, spines lettered in gilt (covers little soiled and spotted, corners bumped, chipping to vellum on spine of vol. II). Endpapers browned, text generally quite clean and crisp with only little fraying and dust-soiling to uncut margins, a few short closed tears to blank margins, light dampstaining to blank top gutter of few leaves in vol. III. An outstanding, unsophisticated and untouched set in rare untrimmed state. ----BMC X.27.383; Honeyman 1419; Carli-Favoro 104 (431); Cinti 322 (170); De Caro 38; Gamba 583; Riccardi I, col. 520 ('pregiata edizione'). SECOND EDITION OF GALILEO'S COLLECTED WORKS, with important additions of the collection which was first published in 1656. This compilation was edited by Tommaso Buonaventuri, who contributed a detailed preface. The first two volumes largely reproduce the material collected by Manolessi in the first edition (still without the two banned works). The third volume is devoted to previously unpublished material, including a number of letters of Galileo, and notes on his work by Castelli and Viviani. The sequence of pagination from p. 369 to 384 occurs twice in vol. I. Near Fine....

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        (Carta nautica dell Mediterraneo Centrale)

      1718. "Grande carta nautica dell'area del Mediterraneo centrale, con l'Italia e le isole maggiori, le coste occidentali della penisola balcanica e quelle settentrionali dell'Africa. Incisa da Peter Starckman, la carta fa parte del grande portolano ""Carte Generalle dele Mer Mediterranee"" realizzato dai due geografi marini, che successivamente diedero alla luce, nel 1730, anche un atlante sui principale porti del Mediterraneo. Incisione su rame, bella coloritura antica, alcune piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione." "Nautical map of the Mediterranean central area, with the Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, the west coast of the Balkan peninsula and the northern Africa. Engraved by Peter Starckman. From Henri Michelot and Laurent Bremond's ""Carte Generalle dele Mer Mediterranee"", which was published along with their work depicting the ports of the Mediterranean. Copper engraving, beautiful original colors, some stains, otherwise in good condition." Marsiglia Marsiglia 690 475

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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.

      H Rhodes, D. Brown, R. Sare, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke [Took] and G. Strahan., London [1717, 1718] - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Justesse De La Langue Françoise, Ou Les Différentes Significations Des Mots Qui Passent Pour Synonimes.

      Chez Laurent d'Houry, Paris 1718 - Frontispiece gravé - LIV - 262 pages - [2]pp. / Reliure plein cuir légèrement usé aux coins et sur les mors. Ex-Libris de la North Library (1860) sur le premier plat. Sceau de la "North Library" embossé sur le frontispiece, la page titre et la première page de l'Épitre. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition avec quelques rousseurs éparses. SEUL COPIE EN VENTE SUR LE MARCHE. LE COPAC ne liste que 3 copies (Oxford, Liverpool et Cambridge). TRÈS RARE. Photo disponible sur demande. / Gabriel Girard (1677 à Montferrand - 4 février 1748 à Montferrand) est un homme d'Église et grammairien français, auteur du premier ouvrage publié en France sur les synonymes. Il fut chapelain de la duchesse de Berry et secrétaire interprète du roi pour les langues slavonne et russe. Ses travaux philologiques influençèrent Vasily Trediakovski, pionnier de la réforme de la langue russe, qu'il rencontra à Paris vers 1727. Il fut élu à l'Académie française en 1744. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Justesse De La Langue Françoise, Ou Les Différentes Significations Des Mots Qui Passent Pour Synonimes.

      Paris: Chez Laurent d'Houry, 1718 Frontispiece gravé - LIV - 262 pages - [2]pp. / Reliure plein cuir légèrement usé aux coins et sur les mors. Ex-Libris de la North Library (1860) sur le premier plat. Sceau de la "North Library" embossé sur le frontispiece, la page titre et la première page de l'Épitre. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition avec quelques rousseurs éparses. SEUL COPIE EN VENTE SUR LE MARCHE. LE COPAC ne liste que 3 copies (Oxford, Liverpool et Cambridge). TRÈS RARE. Photo disponible sur demande. / Gabriel Girard (1677 à Montferrand - 4 février 1748 à Montferrand) est un homme d'Église et grammairien français, auteur du premier ouvrage publié en France sur les synonymes. Il fut chapelain de la duchesse de Berry et secrétaire interprète du roi pour les langues slavonne et russe. Ses travaux philologiques influençèrent Vasily Trediakovski, pionnier de la réforme de la langue russe, qu'il rencontra à Paris vers 1727. Il fut élu à l'Académie française en 1744.

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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 .

      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.

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        A Correct Map of Europe Divides into its Empires Kingsdoms .

      Artist: Kitchen Thomas ( - 1784 ) London; issued in: London; date: 1740 1718 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Folded; size in cm : 35 x 40 - description: Map depicts the island Faeroer, Shetland islands, Norway, Denmark, Irlenad, Scottland and partly Sweden. Decorative title cartouche depicting the history of european navigation. - Vita of the artist: Thomas Kitchin (or Thomas Kitchen (1718?1784) was an English engraver and cartographer, who became hydrographer to the king. He was also an author, who wrote about the history of the West Indies. He produced John Elphinstone's map of Scotland (1746), Geographia Scotiae (1749), and The Small English Atlas (1749) with Thomas Jefferys. The Large English Atlas (with Bowen 1749?60) was a serious attempt to cover England at large scale. In 1755 Kitchin engraved the Mitchell Map map of North AmericaHe worked for London Magazine. He produced 170 maps for London Magazine (1747?83). Kitchin was the head hydrographer for the King of England. Kitchin frequently stole the works of other cartographers, which is one reason why he created so much work as a cartographer. His book, The Present State of the West-Indies: Containing an Accurate Description of What Parts Are Possessed by the Several Powers in Europe was published in 1778 by R. Baldwin in London. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        \"Eigentliche abbildung, derer in Venedig gebräuchlichen Schiffe, vornehmlich aber des Bucentauro\". Prachtvolle Darstellung eines Bucentaur umgeben von weiteren verschiedenen Galeeren, mit Erklärungen.

       Altkol. Kupferstich bei Chr. Weigel, 1718, 32 x 39 cm. Aus: Johann David Köhlers \"Bequemer Schul= und Reisen=Atlas\", 1718. - Sauber und frisch. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Militaria, Schiffe, Schiffsbaukunst

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        \"Ein Bambardier-Galliotte\". Dekorative Darstellung eines Mörserschiffes (Galiot), im Hintergrund weitere Schiffe sowie eine Festung unter Beschuss.

       Altkol. Kupferstich bei Chr. Weigel, 1718, 31,5 x 39 cm. Aus: Johann David Köhlers \"Bequemer Schul= und Reisen=Atlas\", 1718. - In guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Militaria, Schiffe, Schiffsbaukunst

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        \"America Meridionalis\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich nach Guillaume Delisle bei Chr. Weigel, 1718, 32 x 41,5 cm. Aus: Johann David Köhlers \"Bequemer Schul= und Reisen=Atlas\", 1718. - Zeigt Südamerika mit dem Pazifischen Ozean bis zu den Salomon-Inseln. Große figürliche Kartusche links unten und rechts unten eine kleine Ansicht. - Die dekorative Karte in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Amerika, Amerika, Süd-u.Mittel, Landkarten

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        \"Romae Veteris ac Novae Collatio Topographica per Io. Baptistam Faldam Recusa\". Dekorativer Grundrißplan mit Gebäuden. Links unten Kartusche mit Papst-Medaillon, einer Darstellung des Altars im Petersdom, sowie eine kleine Ansicht vom Petersdom mit Engelsburg im Hintergrund.

       Altkol. Kupferstich bei Chr. Weigel, 1718, 34 x 40 cm. Aus: Johann David Köhlers \"Bequemer Schul= und Reisen=Atlas\", 1718. - Der seltene Plan in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

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        Dimostrazioni e prove sopra l'attività, ed uso vantaggioso del Gran Coltro... in riparo delle forze necessarie alle maggiori fatiche dell'Agricoltura...

      Malatesta, 1718. Cm. 26, pp. (14 di 16, manca l'antiporta figurata) 80 (2) 56 (2). Con 7 belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Leg. coeva in cartonato rigido. Sguardie recenti, due timbri privati francesi al frontespizio, un angolo delle prime carte con macchiette, peraltro esemplare marginoso, stampato su carta forte e con le belle tavole, incise dal pittore milanese Gaetano Bianchi, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa celebre opera in cui l'autore spiega l'utilizzo di un nuovo tipo di aratro meccanico sostenuto, senza troppa fatica, dalle braccia dell'uomo.

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

      London, 1718. Second edition. Good antiquarian condition. 8vo. [8], 382 pp., 12 folding engraved plates. Sympathetic full calf antique in the "Cambridge" style, marbled edges. Plate 1 (between pp. 98/99) unobtrusively repaired. Two words inexplicably excised from p. 285; one word from p. 289; and one word from p. 298, lacking advertisement leaf at end (but cf. Babson 134). Eighteenth-century inscription on title-page: "Ex libris Societatis Medicina Edinensis" with ink stamps on all plates. Besides the "Principia," the second of Newton's major writings on physical science was the Opticks, first published in 1704. The work represents a major contribution to science, different but in some ways rivaling that of the Principia. Whereas the 1704 edition contained 16 Queries, for this second edition Newton expanded them to 31. Query number 28, on the Nature of Light, is the most famous: "Are not all Hypotheses erroneous which have hitherto been invented for explaining the Phenomena of Light, by new Modification of the Rays?" "The Opticks is largely a record of experiments and the deductions made from them, covering a wide range of topics in what was later to be known as physical optics. That is, this work is not a geometric discussion of catoptrics or dioptrics, the traditional subjects of reflection of light by mirrors of different shapes and the exploration of how light is bent as it passes from one medium, such as air, into another, such as water or glass. Rather, the Opticks is a study of the nature of light and color and the various phenomena of diffraction, which Newton called the 'inflexion' of light." "In this book, Newton sets forth in full on his experiments, first reported in 1672, on dispersion, or the separation of light into a spectrum of its component colors. He shows how colors arise from selective absorption, reflection, or transmission of the various component parts of the incident light. His experiments on these subjects and on the problems of diffraction (which he never fully mastered) set the subject of optics on a new level." The Queries in the first edition were brief, but the later ones became short essays, filling many pages. "These Queries, especially the later ones, deal with a wide range of physical phenomena, far transcending any narrow interpretation of the subject matter of 'optics.' They concern the nature and transmission of heat; the possible cause of gravity; electrical phenomena; the nature of chemical action; the way in which God created matter in 'The Beginning;' the proper way to do science; and even the ethical conduct of human beings." "These Queries are not really questions in the ordinary sense. They are almost all posed in the negative, as rhetorical questions. That is, Newton does not ask whether light is or may be a body. Rather, he declares: 'Is not Light a Body?' Not only does this form indicate that Newton had an answer, but that it may go on for many pages. Clearly, as Stephen Hales (a firm Newtonian of the early 18th century) declared, this was Newton's mode of explaining 'by Query.'" "In 1717, Newton brought out a revised English version of the Opticks, now incorporating English versions of the queries that had been added in the Latin edition of 1706, plus some new ones. Then, in 1718, there was a second issue of this second English edition. No one has as yet discovered exactly why there were two issues of this second English edition of the Opticks, nor has anyone as yet compared the two issues to find out what changes, if any, were introduced by Newton into the second issue." SOURCE: Babson College, "Grace K. Babson Collection of Newtonia" online (accessed 12/16/16). REFERENCES: Babson 134. Gray 175 (p. 36).

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        Opere. . . nuova edizione coll'aggiunta di vari trattati dell'istesso autore non piu dati alle stampe....

      Florence: Tartini, 1718. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 parts in 3 volumes. 4to (267 x 200 mm). cxii, 1-384, 369-628, [2]; [8], 1-722, [2]; [6], 484, [50] pp. Half-title in each vol., fine engraved portrait and general title printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I, woodcut head- and tailpieces & woodcut initial, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text including 19 full-page, one folding engraved plate, errata leaf at end of each vol., register at end of vol. III. All leaves untrimmed. Contemporary plain vellum, spines lettered in gilt (covers little soiled and spotted, corners bumped, chipping to vellum on spine of vol. II). Endpapers browned, text generally quite clean and crisp with only little fraying and dust-soiling to uncut margins, a few short closed tears to blank margins, light dampstaining to blank top gutter of few leaves in vol. III. An outstanding, unsophisticated and untouched set in rare untrimmed state. ----BMC X.27.383; Honeyman 1419; Carli-Favoro 104 (431); Cinti 322 (170); De Caro 38; Gamba 583; Riccardi I, col. 520 ('pregiata edizione'). SECOND EDITION OF GALILEO'S COLLECTED WORKS, with important additions of the collection which was first published in 1656. This compilation was edited by Tommaso Buonaventuri, who contributed a detailed preface. The first two volumes largely reproduce the material collected by Manolessi in the first edition (still without the two banned works). The third volume is devoted to previously unpublished material, including a number of letters of Galileo, and notes on his work by Castelli and Viviani. The sequence of pagination from p. 369 to 384 occurs twice in vol. I. Near Fine....

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        Opera omnia... curantibus Jo. Antonio et Cajetano Vulpiis...

      Josephus Comnus, 1718. Cm. 28, pp. (8) xlviii, 432. Ritratto inciso in rame all'antiporta, grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio (Zucchi inc.), testate e capolettera istoriati. Legatura strettamente coeva inb piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti, dorso liscio con fregi, filetti in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Tagli colorati. Esemplare fresco e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Volume che comprende le opere edite dell'umanista veneziano che visse tra il XV e il XVI secolo. Oltre alle opere latine si segnala l'ampio epistolariio (in volgare) che comprende le relazioni di viaggio del Navagero in Spagna e in Francia. Precede la vita dell'autore di G. Volpi. Una delle primissime produzioni della stamperia cominiana; nella prefazione Giannantonio e Gaetano Volpi rendono conto "del disegno da essi preso d'istituire una Tipografia nella propria casa... propagandando nella miglior forma che la stampa richiede opere eccellenti in ogni maniera di letteratura". Cfr. Federici (71-1) e Brunet (IV, 22): "cette éd. est assez belle et faite avec soin".

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        Opere. . . nuova edizione coll'aggiunta di vari trattati dell'istesso autore non piu dati alle stampe.

      Tartini, Florence 1718 - 3 parts in 3 volumes. 4to (267 x 200 mm). cxii, 1-384, 369-628, [2]; [8], 1-722, [2]; [6], 484, [50] pp. Half-title in each vol., fine engraved portrait and general title printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I, woodcut head- and tailpieces & woodcut initial, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text including 19 full-page, one folding engraved plate, errata leaf at end of each vol., register at end of vol. III. All leaves untrimmed. Contemporary plain vellum, spines lettered in gilt (covers little soiled and spotted, corners bumped, chipping to vellum on spine of vol. II). Endpapers browned, text generally quite clean and crisp with only little fraying and dust-soiling to uncut margins, a few short closed tears to blank margins, light dampstaining to blank top gutter of few leaves in vol. III. An outstanding, unsophisticated and untouched set in rare untrimmed state. ---- BMC X.27.383; Honeyman 1419; Carli-Favoro 104 (431); Cinti 322 (170); De Caro 38; Gamba 583; Riccardi I, col. 520 ('pregiata edizione'). SECOND EDITION OF GALILEO'S COLLECTED WORKS, with important additions of the collection which was first published in 1656. This compilation was edited by Tommaso Buonaventuri, who contributed a detailed preface. The first two volumes largely reproduce the material collected by Manolessi in the first edition (still without the two banned works). The third volume is devoted to previously unpublished material, including a number of letters of Galileo, and notes on his work by Castelli and Viviani. The sequence of pagination from p. 369 to 384 occurs twice in vol. I. Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Officium in epiphania et totam octavam: Juxta Missale & Breviarium Romanum PII V. Pontif. Max. jussu editum, Clementis VIII. Primum, ac denuo Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum. Libro en Latín.

      Ex typographia Plantiniana, Antverpiae 1718 - 233. Officium in epiphania et totam octavam: Juxta Missale & Breviarium Romanum PII V. Pontif. Max. jussu editum, Clementis VIII. Primum, ac denuo Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum. Libro en Latín. Antverpiae, Ex typographia Plantiniana, M DCC. XVIII (1718). Características: Pasta dura en plena piel de la época de una gran belleza. Libro en excelente estado para el tiempo que tiene de vida (288 años). El libro perdió los broches metálicos que se ve tenía para mantener cerrado el mismo y muestra los orificios que sostenían estos metales valiosos. La superficie de la dura y gruesa pasta en piel que tiene muestra el desgastado de dorados bellísimos que adornaban toda la imagen general tanto en las pastas como el lomo. El libro muestra sus definidos nervios que le dan consistencia. Tiene unos bellos adornos grabados en los cantos y conserva muy bien y limpios los dorados en los mismos cantos. Las guardas son también de una gran belleza y están perfectamente conservadas en un bello color azul marino adornado con lo que aparentan ser flores y motivos multicolores. El libro tiene en la portada un sello de uno de sus mútliples poseedores. Contiene también en la portada una imagen sublime de carácter religioso que adorna el título del libro. El papel se encuentra en inmejorable estado. Tiene una minúscula marca de polilla en el margen interior superior sumamente insignificante que no toca ni una sola letra y no afecta en absoluto nada. Tiene también algunas pequeñas imágenes más sencillas al principio de algunos capítulos adornando las letras de inicio como es la costumbre de estos bellos materiales. Las tintas de las letras están en negro y rojo como es caractarístico de este tipo de libros de la época. Al final del libro, en la última hoja tiene una imagen en rojo por demás también muy bella. (15.5 x 9 cms). Peso: 350 grs.LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Essay on the Ancient and Modern Use of Armories; shewing Their Origin, Definition, and Division of them into their several Species. The Method of Composing them, and Marshalling many Coats together in one Shield. Illustrated by many Examples and Sculptures of the Armorial Ensigns of Noble Families in this and other Nations. To which is added, an Index explaining the Terms of Blazon made use of in this Essay

      Edinburgh: Printed by William Adams, Junior, for Mr. James Mack Euen, 1718. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good antiquarian condition. 4to. [viii], [6], 224, [16] pp. + 7 engraved plates (three engraved by Rot Wood, two by Ard Burden, and one by Rot Mylne; the seventh, unsigned, is probably Mylne's). Bound in early or mid-19th century red morocco in the 18th-century style, elaborately gilt, seven raised bands on spine (slightly faded, extremities very lightly rubbed), inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Preserved in a black cloth folding case. A lovely retrospective binding in the Scottish 18th-century style. While the binding is surely later than the publication of the text, it is not so easily datable: the watermark on the final endleaf is type of Heawood 3693 (a pot, two handles, monogram PR). The binding may be Scottish work: it comes from the library of John Whitefoord (sic) Mackenzie (1794-1884), a Scottish solicitor and Ballantyne member who received regular visits from Dibden as we learn in the latter's "Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland" (1838) pp. 618-622. The author, Alexander Nisbet (1657-1725) was the unfortunate victim of an egregious literary fraud that tarnished his good name after he had been dead for 17 years, and it took 150 for the fraud to be discovered. But as a herald "he remains unrivalled. Many of the methods in fashion in his day in differencing and quartering arms, and which he so heartily denounced, have been laid aside. The reforms he urged in the methods of blazon have been mostly adopted. His classification of ordinaries and sub-ordinaries has been almost universally acquiesced in." (Ross and Grant). Seventeen years after his death in 1725, Alexander Nisbet's name was affixed to a large folio entitled "System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practical, with the True Art of Blazon" (Edinburgh, 1742), which was advertised as being Vol. II of the present work. It turns out that the 1742 "System of Heraldry" was a complete sham, largely based on a forged manuscript that Nisbet had nothing to do with. In fact, "Poor Nisbet" was the victim of a series of forgeries that remained undetected for a sesquicentennial, during which time his reputation as a herald was posthumously destroyed. "The deed was perpetrated in the interest of the Dean branch of the Nisbet family, whose influence throughout [the "System of Heraldry"], in which they more than once claim to be the principal family of the name, is quite apparent, and how the act might affect [Nisbet's] reputation probably never occurred to them. But the result was disastrous. The single-minded patriot was transformed into the needy trafficker in ancestral honours, and since it was impossible to overlook his work, he is quoted sometimes with pity, and as frequently with contempt." (Ross and Grant). The list of the subscribers gives 191 names. The text extends is divided into seventeen chapters, as follows: I. Of the Origin of Arms. II. Of the Definition of Arms, and the Division of them into their several Species. III. Of the Ancient Practice of Arms before and about the Time when they began to be Composed and Marshalled. IV. Of Composed Arms and Collateral ones. V. Of Marriage. VI. Of Offices, Ecclesiastical and Civil. VII. Of Arms of Alliances, with the Method of Marshalling them and others Quarterly. VIII. Of Adoption and Substitution. IX. Of Patronage. X. Of Gratitude and Affection. XI. Of Religion. XII. Of Arms of general Concession. XIII. Of Arms of special Concession. XIV. Of Arms of Dominion. XV. Of Feudal Arms, or Arms of Dignities. XVI. Of Arms of Pretension. XVII. Of other Methods of marshalling Arms. There are ten pages of "An Alphabetical Index Explaining the Terms of Herauldry in this Essay," and six pages of "An Alphabetical Table of the Names and Titles of the Families whose Blazons are in this Essay of Herauldry." ESTC N3358L. Literature: Andrew Ross and Francis Grant, "Alexander Nisbet's Heraldic Plates" (Edinburgh, 1892).

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        Lettres sur divers sujets concernant la religion et la métaphysique

      Paris, Delaulne, 1718. - LIVRES Très bel état; Publié par Gabriel- Jacques de Salignac, marquis de La Mothe Fenelon qui signe l'épitre dédicatoire (1688-1746) (24)-278 pp.L'autre éditeur est Jacques Estienne, même année.Ex-dono émouvant à la comtesse de La Bédoyère sur la page de garde. Ex-libris Arnaud de Torcy sur page de titre. 1 volume in-12. Pl. maroquin rouge ancien, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, triple filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, double filets sur les coupes, dentelles intérieures, tranches dorées, rel. 19è signée AM [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dessein de la Maison de Plaisance nommée Monbyjoux.

      - Kupferstich v. Böcklin n. Eosander de Goethe aus Theatrum Europäum, 1718, 45,5 x 52 Ernst, Eosander ., Nr. 1; Fauser, Nr. 1383; Kiewitz 493; Berndt 211. - Blick auf das Hauptgebäude, i. Vgr. der Treppenaufgang, belebt durch zahlr. Personen.

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        Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder....".

      [Edinburgh] Folio (31.5 cm, 12.4"). [2] p.. 1718 Dated February 5th 1718, this broadside was part of a protracted legal struggle between Ruth Pollock and John Campbell, grandson of Sir Hugh Campbell, thane of Cawdor. Particularly in question here are the marriage articles between Sir Alexander Campbell and Elizabeth Lort, John Campbell's parents; the definition of impeachment of waste is discussed. => No holdings of this uncommon item are listed by ESTC or WorldCat. Creased and slightly dust-soiled but in overall good condition. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper; now in a Mylar folder.

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        Roomsche Monarchy. In de Levens, Bedryven, Muntbeelden, en Gedenkpenningen des Westersche en Oostersche Keizeren, van Julius Cezar as tot op Karel de VI.

      Joannes Oosterwyk, Amsterdam, 1718. 1 volume in-8 plein vélin d'époque, frontispice, XX et 441 pages, 16 planches dont 13 planches de numismatique. Très bel exemplaire. Ouvrage en Néerlandais. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné. Attention ! La librairie sera fermée du 09 au 23 janvier 2017.

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        Vollständige Mühlen Baukunst + Zugabe Wasserkünste. Darinnen werden I. alle Grundreguln so zu der Praxi nöthig die doch gar wenigen recht bekant sind, treülich angewiesen, II. die Vortheile die man bey Anlegung der Wasserräder alle Sorten von Machinen zutreiben in acht nehmen muss auf den höchsten Grad der Vollkommenheit gebracht, III. was insonderheit an Korn- Graupen- Papier- ... und Dreschmühlen zuverbessern aufrichtig entdecket.

      Augspurg, Verlegt von J. Wolff,1718. 2 Teile in einem Band. 34 x22 cm. Titel, 6 Blatt, 35 Seiten, 18 Seiten. Moderner Pappband. Leonhard Christoph Sturm (* 5. November 1669 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg; † 6. Juni 1719 in Blankenburg) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Architekturtheoretiker, Baumeister, Theologe und Chiliast. Das schöne Werk hier komplett mit 51 Blattgroßen Kupferstichen. Wie immer wird Blatt X übersprungen. ---- Dazu; derselbe; Vollständige Anweisung Wasser-Künste/ Wasserleitungen/Brunnen und Zisternen wohl anzugeben...... Augsburg, J. Wolff 1720. 18 Seiten, 10 Kupferstiche, so komplett. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Augsburger Barockstecher; Augsburger Kupferstecher; Brunnen; Mühlen; Mühlenbau; Wasserbau; Wasserwirtschaft; Zisternen

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        Thesaurus Juris Equestris Publici et Privati. Dessen Erster Theil handelt I. von der dreyen Reichs-Ritter-Craysen in Schwaben und Francken am Rhein-Strohm Ursprünglichen Immedietät / Immunität / Antiquität / altem Splendor.

      Ulm, Johannes Gassenmeyer Burger, 1718. Mit zahlreichen großformatigen Kapitel- und Textvignetten. Mit 60-seitigem Register im Anhang. Eines der Hauptwerke des Rechtsgelehrten Johann Stephan Burgermeister (1663 - 1722 auch: Burgemeister, Bürgermeister). Der in Geißlingen bei Ulm, damals freie Reichsstadt, geborene Burgermeister entstammte einem alten Adelsgeschlecht. Nach dem Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an den Universitäten Marburg, Wittenberg und Straßburg sowie einer ausgedehnten Reise durch Italien, Frankreich, Holland, England und Deutschland war er zunächst am Reichskammergericht in Speier tätig. Nach Promotion in Tübingen wurde er 1696 zunächst Consulent, 1698 dann Syndicus der schwäbischen freien Reichsritterschaft im Canton Neckar-Schwarzwald und avancierte bald darauf zum herzoglich würtembergischen Rath. 1706 ging er als Rechtsconsulent (Syndikus) nach Ulm, wo er bis zu seinem Tode tätig blieb. Burgermeister widmete sich zeit seines Lebens der Verteidigung und Rechtfertigung der Privilegien der Reichsritterschaft und verfaßte hierzu eine Reihe von Schriften, die wesentliches Material zur Rechtsstellung und Geschichte des Reichsadelsstandes enthalten. Auch das vorliegende Werk gehört in diesen Kontext. Es gibt unter anderem ausführlich Auskunft über den Verhaltenskodex der Reichsritter und definiert zahlreiche Tatbestände der "Unwürdigkeit" Sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar des sehr seltenen Werkes Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei sowie ohne nennenswerte Bräunungen. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Commentarius in selectas M. T. Ciceronis orationes Pars I. Ad usum Scholarum Societatis Jesu

      Monachii: Sumptibus Joannis Jacobi Remy 1718 OGLDr. mit handgeschriebenem Rückentitel, Lederbezug auf Holzdecken, Einband im Zopfstil auf 6 Bänder gebunden, gefärbter Schnitt, [10]+608+[24 Index] Seiten, 8°, leicht berieben und bestoßen, beide Schnallen fehlen leider, Anmerkungen auf dem Vorsatz, mehrfach gestempelt, Titelblatt mit alter Besitzerunterschrift, einige Seiten eselohrig, sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Philosophie

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        M.Heinrich Büntings - Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae - oder Reise-Buch über die gantze Heil. Schrift. In dessen ersten Theile über das Alte Testament , alle Reisen der Patriarchen, Richter, Könige, Propheten , Fürsten , Bölker, u.f.w. begriffen und nach deutschen Meilen ausgerechnet, auch die Länder , Städte,Wasser, Berge , Thäler so in der Bibel vorgekommen, nach ihrer Gelegenheit und Gestalt beschrieben, und ihren hebräischen und griechischen Namen verdeutschet werden . Mit vorgefügter und ausführlicher Beschreibung der Stadt und des Tempels zu Jerusalem im andern Theile aber über das neue Testament gezeiget wird, wie die Jungfrau Maria, Joseph und Weisen aus Morgenlande, des Herrn Jesu Christus auch seine Aposteln ihre Reise angestellt haben nebst zugängliche Nachricht von denen Örtern und Ländern . Mit Fleiß übersehen , mit neuen Charten und Kupfern erleutert auch mit dienlichen Geographischen , historischen und Theologischen Noten so wohl über die Oerter als Sachen ...

      Pergamnet Orig. Pergament Einband stark gebräunt , Pappdeckel in der Fläche überwegend bis auf die Pappe zerrieben - nachgebräunt. Gutes Exemplar, Bindung i.O., Block fest. Gelenke intakt. Vorsätze mit rundem Braunfleck, ca. Pflaumengroß, in die ersten Seiten stark abnehmend übergehend. Vor dem Titelblatt ein großes ganzseitiges Porträt von Johann Georg Leuckfeld . Schöner Papierzustand, in der unteren Blattecke teils fingerfleckig - dto. selten im Blattrandbereich , gelegentlich altersbraunfleckig, . Das letzte Blatt der Vorrede ( ca. 20 ungez. Bl.) unten auf ca. 5 cm eingerissen. . S.4/5 großer Faltkupfer der Stadt Jerusalem, ( sowie die 2 nicht gez. Bl. Beschreibung) Faltkupfer an den Faltkanten teils leicht angerissen. Der zweite kleine Faltkupfer leicht braunfleckig. 2 weitere ganzseitige eingbundene Kupfer, 2 weitere Faltkupfer ( einmal gef.) , ein weiterer kleiner Faltkupfer fehlt !Sonst vollständig nebst Register und Register über Büntings verbessertes Ltinerarium. Register teils stärker gebräunt. ((( M.Heinrich Büntings - Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae - oder Reise-Buch über die gantze Heil. Schrift. In dessen ersten Theile über das Alte Testament , alle Reisen der Patriarchen, Richter, Könige, Propheten , Fürsten , Bölker, u.f.w. begriffen und nach deutschen Meilen ausgerechnet, auch die Länder , Städte,Wasser, Berge , Thäler so in der Bibel vorgekommen, nach ihrer Gelegenheit und Gestalt beschrieben, und ihren hebräischen und griechischen Namen verdeutschet werden . Mit vorgefügter und ausführlicher Beschreibung der Stadt und des Tempels zu Jerusalem im andern Theile aber über das neue Testament gezeiget wird, wie die Jungfrau Maria, Joseph und Weisen aus Morgenlande, des Herrn Jesu Christus auch seine Aposteln ihre Reise angestellt haben nebst zugängliche Nachricht von denen Örtern und Ländern . Mit Fleiß übersehen , mit neuen Charten und Kupfern erleutert auch mit dienlichen Geographischen , historischen und Theologischen Noten so wohl über die Oerter als Sachen ...von Johann Georg Leuckfeld , Pst. Prim..Der Konigl. Preuß. Soicietät derer Wissenschaften Mitgliede. Magdeburg , Gedruckt und verlegt durch Joh. Daniel Müllern , 1718 )) R13

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        84 meist gefaltete Kupfertafeln und 1 Titelblatt mit Vignette. (Aus dem 7 bändigen Werk): Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l' Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie ancienne & moderne Representee dans de nouvelles cartes, ou l'on remarque l' Etablissement des Etats & Empires du Monde, leur duree, leur chute, & leurs differens Gouvernemens La Chronologie des Consuls Romains, des Papes, des Empereurs, des Rois & des Princes, &c. qui ont été depuis le commencement du Monde, jusqu'à présent: Et la Génealogie des Maisons Souveraines de l'Europe

      Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1718-1721. Original Ledereinband, (Einband defekt/Titelseite und einige Tafeln mit Randläsuren/teils leicht randgebräunt) - Insgesamt sauber, mit kräftigem Plattenabdruck / Enthalten 5 allegorische Tafeln, 1 Wappentafel des spanischen Königshauses, 1 Münztafel mit antiken Münzportraits, Genealogische Portrait Tafeln, umfangreiche mehrfach gefaltete Stammbaumtafeln mit zahlreichen Randwappen etc. -

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        The Doctrine of Chances: or, A Method of Calculating the Probability of Events in Play

      - Engraved vignette on title and engraved head- & tailpieces. 2 p.l., xiv, 175 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf (expertly rebacked & recornered by Aquarius), spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: W. Pearson for the Author, 1718. First edition and a fine copy of this classic on the theory of probability; it is dedicated to Isaac Newton who was a personal friend of the author. "His work on the theory of probability surpasses anything done by any other mathematician except P.S. Laplace. His principal contributions are his investigations respecting the Duration of Play, his Theory of Recurring Series, and his extension of the value of Daniel Bernoulli's theorem by the aid of Stirling's theorem."-Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p. 230. Nice copy. ? Babson 181-"He was among the intimate friends of Newton, to whom this book is dedicated. It is the second book devoted entirely to the theory of probability and a classic on the subject." Stigler, The History of Statistics, pp. 70-85. Tomash M 114. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXPERIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE MATERIA MEDICA or the Natural and Artifici

      1718 - LEWIS, WILLIAM. EXPERIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE MATERIA MEDICA or the Natural and Artificial Substances Made Use of in Medicine: containing a compendious view of their natural history, an account of their pharmaceutic properties, and an estimate of their medicinal powers, so far as they can be ascertained by experience, or by rational inducation from their sensisble qualities. London: Baldwin, 1768. 4to. xxiv, 622 [32]pp., ads [2]. Second edition. Ex-library reference copy rather worn in library buckram. Small chip missing from top right corner of title page. A serviceable, copy. First published in 1761. Duveen 354-55; Wellcome III 512. Scarce.

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        Chirurgie, in welcher alles, was zur Wundarzney gehöret, nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt, und in acht und dreyßig Kupfertafeln die neuerfundene und dienlichste Instrumente, nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von J. M. Bernigeroth sowie 38 gefalteten Kupferstich-Tafeln mit vielen hundert Detailabbildungen. [6] Bl., 378 S. 1 Bl., S. 379-1078, [12] Bl. Register. 22,5 x 18,5 cm. Pappband der Zeit, stärker berieben mit handschr. Rückenschild. Papier alterbed. durchgehend unterschiedl. fleckig. Hirsch III, 132. ADB XI, 672 ff. NDB VIII, 458 f. - Erstmalig in Altdorf 1718 erschienenes Hauptwerk des berühmten Chirurgen Lorenz Heister (1683-1758), der als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland gilt. "In seinem berühmten chirurgischen Hauptwerke hat er Alles, was bis dahin auf diesem Gebiete Bleibendes gewonnen war, zusammengefasst und es recht eigentlich zum Eigenthum der Wissenschaft gemacht" (Hirsch). "Seinen großen Erfolg verdankt das Buch zum Theil dem Umstande, daß es das erste in deutscher Sprache geschriebene Lehrbuch der Chirurgie war und daß Heister, der sorgfältig die besten in- und ausländischen Quellen benutzte und seine eigenen Erfahrungen hinzunahm, der Chirurgie die ihr (in Deutschland wenigstens) fehlende Basis der Anatomie zu geben verstanden hatte" (ADB). Heister war von 1710 bis 1719 Professor an der Universität von Altdorf. 1712 heiratete er Eva Maria Hildebrandt, die Tochter eines Nürnberger Juristen.

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        AUGSBURG. - Kalender., "Augspurgischer Kirchen=Calender / Darinnen zu sehen / welcher gestalten in der Löbl. deß H. Röm. Reichs Stadt Augspurg der wahre Gottesdienst / mit Beten / Predigen / und Reichung deß H. Hochwürdigen Abendmahls unsers Herrn und Heylandes Jesu Christ" (1717/1718). Kirchenkalender mit einer schönen Ansicht des Rathauses mit dem Perlachturm.

      Kupferstich von Johann Christoph Steinberger nach Gottfried Rogg, bei Andreas Maschenbauer, 1718, 114 x 44,5 cm (von 2 Platten). Vgl. Schefold 40755, 40799, 40885 und 40965. - Prachtvoll gestochener, dekorativer Wandkalender in sehr schönem, kräftigen Abdruck. Im oberen Teil Gedenkaltar mit fünf montierte Porträtmedaillons, umgeben von huldigenden allegorischen Figuren mit vielerlei Insignien und Symbolen etc. Über dem schwarz-rot gedruckten Kalender sechs kleine Teilansichten der Augsburger Kirchen (St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüsser, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jakob und Spitalkirche), umgeben von 14 montierten Porträtmedaillons der Diakone von Augsburg. Unten zu beiden Seiten die allegorischen Figuren des Lechflusses. - Mit alt hinterlegtem Wurmfraß (1,5 x 5 und 0,2 x 1,5 cm) im Kalender. Die Ränder teils mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen und Läsuren. Mit geglätteten Faltspuren, gering stockfleckig. BAYERN, Kalender, Schwaben

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        Herrn Friedrich Hoffmanns, Weitberühmten Medici Gründliche Anweisung wie ein Mensch, ... Seine Gesundheit erhalten, und sich von schweren Krankheiten befreyen kann. - 4.,5. und 6. Theil

      Halle / Franckfurt Leipzig, Renger (Rengerische Buchhandlung), 1718 /1719 / 1721 105 x 174 mm, (4Bltt,888,11Bltt), gebunden in einem Pergamentband, Farbschnitt, jeder Teil mit eigenem Titel, im Anhang vollständiges Register der 3 Teile., Einband gering berieben. Rückenfuß mit handschriftlicher Nr. (M.9 b) sowie Vorsatz und erster Titel mit Stempel (Medic. chirurg. Bibliothek, Altenburg). Seiten mässig gebräunt. Gesamt ein sauberes attraktives Exemplar. Titel T4: ... Durch vernünfftigen Gebrauch der Haus- und anderen Diätischen Mittel, insbesondere des Weines, ... - Titel T5: ... Durch vernünfftigen Gebrauch der Leibes-Bewegungen und Mäßigkeit. Wie auch Vermeidung ungesunder und mit schädlichen Dämpffen angefülleter Lufft ... - Titel T6: ... sich vor unsichern und schädlichen Medicamenten, auch unfürsichtigen Curen hüten und dadurch seine Gesundheit conserviren und bey Kranckheiten sich vor üblern Zufällen verwahren könne.

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        Apologeticus. Leiden, Isaac Severinus, 1718.

      1718. (38), 443, (53) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Portraitfrontispiz, gest. Titelvignette (J. Goeree delin. / P. Sluyter sculp.), einer mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafel und 22 Münzkupfern im Text. (Beigebunden) II: Mosheim, Johann Laurentius. Disquisitio chronologica-critica de vera aetate apologetici a Tertulliano conscripti. 64 SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Zeitgenössischer Paneel-Lederband mit mehrf. Deckelfileten und Resten eines goldgepr. Rückentitels sowie von Stehkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Vom Philologen und Numismatiker Sigbert Havercamp (1684-1742) besorgte Ausgabe des "Apologeticums", welches "das Christentum in Form einer durchlaufenden, meisterhaft komponierten Gerichtsrede [verteidigt]. Tertullian deckt eingangs mit advokatorischer Gewandtheit und Schärfe die Inkonsequenz und Ungerechtigkeit des staatlichen Verfahrens gegen die Christen auf, widerlegt in der Ausführung systematisch alle denkbaren Einwände gegen sie, schildert wirksam ihr zuchtvolles Gemeindeleben und entlarvt mit Sarkasmus die Unmoral und dämonische Verblendung der Staatsreligion" (Lex. d. alten Welt III, 3017). - "Ontre les édd. antérieures Havercamp a consulté deux mss. de la bibl. de Leide et les variantes tirées du 'codex Agobardii' et de deux autres mss. de Héribert Rosweyd" (Graesse). "Neue Rec. nach 2 neuen Mss. und 2 Variantensammlungen, mit vortrefflicher Erläuterung. [...] Dazu kann man fügen: J. Lr. Moshemii disquisitio [...] Doch gehört diese Schrift, welche in s. dissertatt. ad hist. eccl. [...] wiedergedruckt ist, nicht nothwendig zu obiger Ausg." (Ebert). - Papierbedingt vereinzelt stärker gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; Text auf S. 169f. unten knapp beschnitten (kein Verlust). Vereinzelt einige zeitgenöss. Marginalien und Korrekturen in Tinte. Engelmann/Preuss II, 664. Lipsius/L. 394f. Ebert *22576. Graesse VI, 70. Brunet V, 729f. Jöcher/Adelung II, 1829.

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        ICHNOGRAPHIA RUSTICA: or, the nobleman, gentleman, and gardener's recreation. Containing directions for the general distribution of a country seat, into rural and extensive gardens, parks, paddocks, &c. And a general system of agriculture

      London, printed for D. Browne, B. Barker and C. King, W. Mears; and R. Gosling, 1718. illustrated with great variety of copper-plates, done by the best hands, from the author's drawings. ... By Stephen Switzer, gardener for several years servant to Mr. London and Mr. Wise. FIRST revised and enlarged edition 1718 of The Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation (1715), 3 VOLUMES, complete set, but Volume III from another set. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4½ inches, VOLUME I: engraved pictorial title page positioned as frontispiece, 1 folding engraved plate, pages: (4), 16, xlv, (3), 352, (16); VOLUME ll: 48 engraved plates starting with plate numbered 2, 11 are folding, some quite large, some single plates are diagrams, 2 copies of this volume listed online, both start on plate 2 the same as our copy, Hathi Trust and Garden History, both located through Google. Pages: (4), ii, 271, (7), indexes ar rear of each volume, VOLUME lll: slightly smaller than the other 2 volumes, 2 folding engraved plates, pages: [16], 1-xvi, 1-255, index at front, head and tail pieces. Volumes 1 & 2 in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels, Volume III in full contemporary calf, no decoration to spine, gilt lettered black label to spine, panelled decoration to covers, facsimile title page, lacking original title page. Hinges of Volumes ! & II just starting to crack but holding firmly, small leather repair to lower cover of Volume II next to spine, tiny chip to leather at top of lower hinge on Volume I, another to foot of lower hinge on Volume II, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns of Sir Edward O' Brien who has also neatly signed the title pages, a few pages age-browned, a few slightly browned facing folding plates. Volume lll tips of corners worn, 1 folding plate has a long old repair running into image, old clear tape on image side , no loss to image, 1 section just protruding from text block, no loose pages, plates a little creased, occasional small brown mark, some pale staining and age-browning to last few pages, pale browning to edges of margins, old ink name to top of title page and blank section of 2 other pages, 1 page has 3 tiny holes to margins, not affecting text, blank side of the last free endpaper and pastedown have old ink names and some scribble, dedication page is dusty and has small chip to lower margin, one or two other prelims are slightly dusty. Volume I is a reprint of his well known work "The Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation, 1715", Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Volume III, 1411. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light. The Second Edition, with Additions

      Twelve folding engraved plates. 4 p.l., 382 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, cont. English panelled calf (well-rebacked with the orig. red morocco label laid-down, two corners a bit worn, a little dusty). London: W. & J. Innys, 1718. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Newton. This is the second issue with the title-page dated 1718 (1st issue: 1717). For this second edition, the first in octavo, the plates were newly engraved to suit the new format. While Newton left the body of the treatise largely untouched, "the number of Queries at the end was increased from 16 to 31, including the celebrated Query No. 28 on the nature of light."-Babson, I, p. 67. Very good copy with a few plates just shaved. Contemporary signature on free front endpaper: "Ex libris Hci Jefferson. ex Coll: Div: Joh: Cant: Dec: 27mo die, 1719. Pre: 6." ? Babson 134.

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        ICHNOGRAPHIA RUSTICA: or, the nobleman, gentleman, and gardener’s recreation. Containing directions for the general distribution of a country seat, into rural and extensive gardens, parks, paddocks, &c. And a general system of agriculture,

      London, printed for D. Browne, B. Barker and C. King, W. Mears; and R. Gosling, 1718.. illustrated with great variety of copper-plates, done by the best hands, from the author’s drawings. ... By Stephen Switzer, gardener for several years servant to Mr. London and Mr. Wise. FIRST revised and enlarged edition 1718 of The Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation (1715), 3 VOLUMES, complete set, but Volume III from another set. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4½ inches, VOLUME I: engraved pictorial title page positioned as frontispiece, 1 folding engraved plate, pages: (4), 16, xlv, (3), 352, (16); VOLUME ll: 48 engraved plates starting with plate numbered 2, 11 are folding, some quite large, some single plates are diagrams, 2 copies of this volume listed online, both start on plate 2 the same as our copy, Hathi Trust and Garden History, both located through Google. Pages: (4), ii, 271, (7), indexes ar rear of each volume, VOLUME lll: 2 folding engraved plates, pages: [16], 1-xvi, 1-255, index at front, head and tail pieces. Volumes 1 & 2 in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels, Volume III in full contemporary calf, no decoration to spine, gilt lettered black label to spine, panelled decoration to covers, facsimile title page, lacking original title page. Hinges of Volumes ! & II just starting to crack but holding firmly, small leather repair to lower cover of Volume II next to spine, tiny chip to leather at top of lower hinge on Volume I, another to foot of lower hinge on Volume II, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns of Sir Edward O' Brien who has also neatly signed the title pages, a few pages age-browned, a few slightly browned facing folding plates. Volume lll tips of corners worn, 1 folding plate has a long old repair running into image, old clear tape on image side , no loss to image, 1 section just protruding from text block, no loose pages, plates a little creased, occasional small brown mark, some pale staining and age-browning to last few pages, pale browning to edges of margins, old ink name to top of title page and blank section of 2 other pages, 1 page has 3 tiny holes to margins, not affecting text, blank side of the last free endpaper and pastedown have old ink names and some scribble, dedication page is dusty and has small chip to lower margin, one or two other prelims are slightly dusty. Volume I is a reprint of his well known work "The Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation, 1715", Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Volume III, 1411. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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