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        Carte De La Louisiane Et Du Cours Du Mississipi . . . A Paris Chez l¿Auteur le Sr. Delisle sur le Quay de l¿Horloge avec Privilege du Roy Jun 1718.

      Paris 1718 - Original outline color; fine condition. The rare first state (without New Orleans) of the first edition in a superb example. ¿This map is the mother and main source of all the later maps¿ (Kohl) of the interior United States and the Mississippi River. It was, in fact, ¿the first large-scale map accurately showing the lower Mississippi River and surrounding areas.¿ (Schwartz) This was also the earliest printed map with the original place name that would become ¿Texas.¿ ¿The most important notation to Texas history [on the map]. was that appearing along the Trinity: ¿Mission de los Tiejas, etablie in 1716.¿ . . . This phrase marked the first appearance of a form of the name Texas on a printed map, and thus Delisle has received proper credit for establishing Texas as a geographic place name.¿ (Martin & Martin) De l¿Isle¿s map also was the first work to accurately trace the routes of many great explorers, including De Soto (whose route appears here for the first time on a map), La Salle, Ponce de Leon, St. Denis, Tonti, and others. Also, throughout the South and Southwest, the ranges and villages of numerous Indian tribes are shown. The inset map in the lower right details the Mississippi delta and Mobile Bay. In addition to numerous other issues of the map published by De l¿Isle and his successors, La Louisiane was the basis of maps by Homann, Moll, Senex, Seutter and others. Kohl,Lowery Collection, p. 230; Schwartz/ Ehrenberg, pp. 140-41, (illus.) 146; Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas, pl. 19, pp. 98-9; Cumming, Southeast, no. 170.

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        The History of the Late Rebellion

      Printed by Robert Rae, and Sold by Him, and by Mr. John Martin in the Parliament Closs, Edinburgh, John Wilson in Glasgow, Bailie Duncan in Kilmarnock, and other Booksellers, Drumfries 1718 - The History of the Late Rebellion; Rais'd against His Majesty King George, By the Friends of the Popish Pretender. Containing An Account, as well of the Settlement of the Succession to the Crown of Great Britain, in the Illustrious Family of Hanover, and the Tory Scheme to defeat it, during the last four Years of the late Queen Anne; as of His Majesty's Happy Accession, the Rebellious Conspiracy form'd by His Enemies, and the Execution thereof; both by the High Church Mobs, on Pretence of the Church's Danger under His Majesty's Administration, and by the open Rebellion; which is here exposed in all its Parts, from its first Rise to its final Exit. By a Lover of the Prosperity and Peace of Great-Britain. Diagram of the Order of Battle on p.363. Small 4to. [208 x 157 x 35 mm]. xiv, 388, [8] pp. Nineteenth century half brown goatskin, cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt, plain endleaves, top edge gilt, the others with the original red staining. (Bands and corners rubbed). Two small worm holes at the very head of the opening few leaves, a few spots and some light browning throughout. A very good copy. Pages ix-xiv contains "An Alphabetical Catalogue of Names and Designations of such of the Subscribers for this History, as have come to our Hands". 214 individuals are named, and they represent a wide range of trades and professions. ESTC lists a good number of copies, but the work is now rarely available for sale. A second edition was published in London in 1746. Peter Rae (c.1671-1748) was probably born at Burronhill near Dumfries. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1694 and was ordained minister of the parish of Kirkbride in 1703. By this date Rae had already made a name for himself as a mechanic. The hammermen of Dumfries made him a freeman in 1702, and his essay piece was possibly the first grandfather clock to have been manufactured in the south of Scotland. Rae also constructed a printing press at Kirkbride, only the seventh operating in Scotland at the time. The first recorded production was a broadside against the Act of Union (1706), followed over the next 15 years by at least 18 further works ranging from religious texts to chapbooks. The History of the Late Rebellion was his most substantial work, and remains one of the main sources for the period (and is made more accessible by a detailed 8pp "Indix"). A peculiarity of the press's productions was that Robert Rae was named as the printer. Robert, Peter's son, was eight years old when the press commenced operations and it is likely that his name was used to deflect criticism of the minister from within the parish. In 1714 the Raes and their press relocated to Dumfries, or "Drumfries" as it appears in the imprint. Clip from a bookseller's catalogue pasted inside the front cover (with a price of £1 10s). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Militia Law, Being All the Acts of Parliament Thereof.

      1718 - 1718 Compilation of English Militia Laws [Hardesty, John]. The Militia Law, Being All the Acts of Parliament Thereof, Methodically Digested. Shewing Under Proper Heads, And in the Full Words of the Said Acts the Several Powers of the King, Lord Lieutenant, And Deputies, One, Two or Three, Therein: And the Qualifications and Duty of All Persons Chargeable, And Charged, Or Otherwise Employed in the Said Service. Also, The Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Made in the Year 1660, For Raising of 70000l. Per Month, &c. Being Out of Print, and Containing the Rules and Directions to be Observed in Raising Trophy Money, And Necessary Instructions to the Assessors and Collectors of the Said Tax. The Whole of Great Use to the Honourable Lieutenanies, And All Landlords, Tenants and Others Concerned in the Militia, To Prevent Abuses in the Same. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1718. xii, 112 [viii] pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, carefully rebacked, free endpapers renewed. Worming to margins, reaching text at final nine leaves with negligible effect on legibility. A few light spots, final blank torn at lower corner. Ownership inscription (of W. Harbin) to front endleaf, internally clean. * Only edition. A compilation of legal record and precedence relating to the formation and duties of militias. The important woman printer Elizabeth Nutt [c.1666-1746] took over her husband John's printing business upon his death in 1716, and with it his patent for printing law books. Nutt not only printed many standard legal texts but also partnered with Anne Dodd to publish and distribute sensational, feminist, or controversial books and pamphlets, which Nutt sold through her group of family-run shops around the Royal Exchange, and for which she and her various relations were frequently arrested. ESTC locates 12 copies, 2 in a North American Law School (Harvard, Which has 2 copies). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:601 (12).

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      Paris: Claude Jombert, 1718.. [10],352,[4]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt medallion on boards, spine gilt extra, gilt leather label. Discrete institutional ownership stamp on titlepage. Some very minor age-toning, otherwise clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition of this rare collection of travels. Dralsé de Grandpierre was a French naval officer, and this volume recounts his journeys around the world from 1700 to 1718. He gives a description of Buenos Aires, the city, people, and commerce there, as well as an account of naval combat against the British in the Caribbean, with descriptions of the coasts of Guinea and Martinique. Much space is devoted to Mexico, including Veracruz and Mexico City, and an account of the Spanish conquest and a description of the Mexican people. Another part of the text discusses a newly discovered island in the Straits of Malacca. There is also much on Africa and the kingdoms of Juda and Benin. A notable collection of French travels. SABIN 20885, 28273. LeCLERC 266 (note). EUROPEAN AMERICANA 718/48. PALAU 260452. CIORANESCU 25362.

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        An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. With Observations upon Matters of Fact; tending to clear the Texts of the Sacred Scriptures, and confute the vulgar Errors about that Point [etc.]

      London: Printed for R. Knaplock . . . and D. Midwinter [etc.], 1718. Contemporary blind panelled calf, joints cracking but quite firm, label lacking, else a very good, quite crisp copy First edition of Hutchinson's famous work, "epoch-making [and giving] the coup de grace to the witch delusion in England", collecting extensively and thoroughly analyzing witch trials in England, Europe, and this country, including those at Salem

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 6. II. 1718. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. An Wirich Philipp Lorenz Gf. von Dhaun von Thiano (1669-1741): "Es haben beyde in dortigem Frauen Closter Regina Coeli genandt vorhandne geschwister Cassandra Aluina und Antonia di Sangro mich durch Schreiben demütigst gebetten, Ich mögte doch den drinnigen Cammer Defendarium Marini euch als einen Capablen und Unserem Durchlauchtigsten Ertzhaus wohlzugethanen Mann besonders recommendiren [.]". - Eleonora Magdalena Theresia, Tochter des Kurfürsten Philipp Wilhelm von der Pfalz und Herzog von Neuburg und der Prinzessin Elisabeth von Hessen-Darmstadt, war die dritte Gemahlin von Kaiser Leopold I. Den 29 Jahren äußerst harmonisch verlaufenden Ehejahren entstammten zehn Kinder, darunter die späteren Kaiser Joseph I. und Karl VI. Auch nach Leopolds Tod im Mittelpunkt höfischen Lebens stehend und ihrem ältesten Sohn, Kaiser Joseph I., bisweilen in dessen Regierungsgeschäfte hineinredend, widmete sie sich vornehmlich der Armen- und Krankenpflege. - Wirich von Daun, 1701 zum General im Armeekorps von Prinz Eugen und 1706 zum Feldmarschall ernannt, verteidigte Turin gegen die französischen Belagerer und wurde als Feldzeugmeister mit dem Oberbefehl der österreichischen Truppen gegen Neapel-Sizilien betraut. Als Kommandant von Mailand zwang er Papst Clemens XI. zum Frieden mit Joseph I., wofür ihm 1710 das Fürstentum Thiano geschenkt wurde; 1713 ernannte ihn Karl VI. zum Vizekönig von Neapel. Später Stadtkommandant von Wien, Statthalter in den Spanischen Niederlanden und von Mailand, das er 1733 den Franzosen überlassen mußte, zählt Wirich von Daun zu den verdienstvollsten Militärs des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts. - Altersbedingt gebräunt und mit kl. Einr. im rechten Rand (keine Textberührung); das Siegel in gutem Erhaltungszustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Epicteti Hand-Büchlein. in welcehm Allerhand kräfftige Mittel wider die Kranckheiten des Gemüths zu finden seynd; . / zwei weitere Titel angebunden.

      Nürnberg. bey Johann Daniel Taubers seel. Erben, 1718. - 3 in 1, (1) mit kleinem Titelholzschnitt, (2) mit kleiner Titelvignette und Frontispiz, kl.8°. 16,7 x 11,3 cm. (7 Bl.)66/(16 Bl.) 240/. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. auf fünf echten durchgezogenen Bünden, Einbanddeckel mit kleinen Wurmlöchern, die sich teils auch in den Stegen fortsetzen (ohne Textverluste), insgesamt auch äußerlich sehr sauber und guterhalten, Band (2) Buchblock teils etwas gebräunt, aber sauber. vollständige Titel:(1): Epicteti Hand-Büchlein / in welchem Allerhand kräfftige Mittel wider die Kranckheiten des Gemüths zu finden seynd; Allen Menschen / die sich klug zu seyn düncken / oder die noch klug werden wollen Zu höchst nöthiger Bedürffnus / und ungemeinen Nutzen / aus dem Griechischen ins Teutsche übersetzet von Rathian( das ist Raethel, Wolfgang Christoph) (2): Auszug Moralischer und Erbaulicher Lehren, vormahls unter dem Titul der Verborgenen Gedancken ans Licht gegeben, voritzo aber vermehrter dem Druck von neuen überlassen von Johann Gottlob Stolzen, D., Leipzig und Lübben Verlegts George Voß, druckts Immanuel Tietze 1715, (16 Bl.) 240 S. (3): I.N.I.Godofredi Ludovici, S. theol. D. Coburgi ill. Casimiriani directoris et theol Prof. p. Ord. Historia Gymnasiorum Scholarumque Celebriorum s. Schul-Historie, pars V. Accedunt Historia Scholarum Deperditarums. Nachricht von ehemahls berühmten nunmehr aber eingegangenen Gymnasiis und Schulen et Supplementa ad P.I P.II, Lipsiae, Sumptu Haered. Lanckisii, A.M.DCCXIIX, (4 BL.) 352 (4 Bl.)(1718). mit handgeschriebenem Rückentitel, Hardcover in Pergament, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Cruising Voyage Round the World

      London, 1718. b/w folding maps. xix, 428, 57, (7) pp. “This work may be considered a buccaneering classic. With William Dampier as pilot, Captain Woodes Rogers’ privateering expedition set sail from Bristol. After sailing down the coast of Brazil and rounding Cape Horn, she made for the deserted island of Juan Fernandez... There Rogers rescued the celebrated Alexander Selkirk... The expedition then cruised the coast of Peru, taking various prizes, reached California, and crossed the Pacific to Asia.”—Hill 1479. It is generally supposed that Daniel Defoe based his “Robinson Crusoe” on this work, since it is the first to describe Selkirk. A large part of the book also relates to California and Mexico. This is the second “Corrected” edition of a book first published in 1712. It contains 5 folding maps by Moll and Senex, and an expanded appendix. Ink lines at bottom of title page and dedication, not obscuring any text. A very nice copy, bound in contemporary full calf “Cambridge style” binding, rebacked to match with gilt spine decorations, raised bands, and red spine label. Backstrip lightly scuffed.

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      1718 - QUINCY, John. PHARMACOPOEIA OFFICINALIS & EXTEMPORANEA; or, a Compleat English Dispensatory, in Four Parts. Containing: I. The Theory of Pharmacy, and the several Processes therein. II. A Description of the Officinal Simples, with their Virtues and Preparations, Galenical and Chymical. III. The Officinal Compositions. IV. Extemporaneous Prescriptions. London: A. Bell, 1718. First edition. xvi, 618, [54 ] pp. Octavo, nineteenth-century half leather, somewhat rubbed and worn. Quincy's name crossed out in ink on title and dedication; half-inch tear to edge of first four leaves; spotting and soil passim. This popular and encyclopedic English Dispensatory ran to twelve editions by 1749. Quincy was a London apothecary, trained in Edinburgh, who had little respect for other pharmaceutical writers. From the Preface to this work: "Although dispensatory writers and publishers of recipes have been at all times very numerous. the least able have fallen upon this task. That most persons are fond of works of this kind is manifest from their esteem even of the worst, and the universal reception of Salmon's, which are as bad as they are voluminous," Quite scarce. (Wellcome IV, 457).

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      . 1718 v.C.N.Cochin nach Wattau, knapp beschnitten ohne Textverlust, 50x42,.

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        Philosophical Letters Between the late Learned Mr. Ray And several of his Ingenious Correspondents, Natives and Foreigners

      London: printed by William and John Innys, Printers to the Royal Society [actually by William Bowyer],, 1718. To which are added those of Francis Willughby Esq; The Whole consisting of many curious Discoveries and Improvements in the History of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Plants, Fossiles, Fountains, &c. Published by W. Derham, Chaplain to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and F.R.S. Octavo (194 × 123 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments to a lattice pattern, red morocco label. Title page ruled in red; without the final advert leaf. Ex-libris Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society, with 19th-century printed paper label to front cover, book label to front pastedown, and inkstamp to head of title: these library markings with some antiquarian charm. Extremities just a little worn, joints starting at head, a very good copy. First edition of this valuable collection. Ray died in 1705 and bequeathed his papers to his executor and friend, the botanist Samuel Dale, from whom many of them eventually passed to William Derham who published this edition. Derham has also been involved in the publication for the Royal Society of Ray and Willughby's Historia insectorum (1710).

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        Carte qui contient la maniere dont se fait la chasse des Boeufs Sauvages et des Elans, le grand saut de la Riviere de Niagara, La Danse du Calumet . . . et l'Explication des Armoiries de quelques Sauvages du Canada

      The Hague, 1718. No binding. Very Good. A good and dark impression. Size: 14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm. Uncoloured., , A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin, The famous "buffalo" sheet includes descriptions and illustrations of hunting buffalo and elk hunts (the latter by Indians on snow shoes), Niagara Falls, Canadian Indian "coats of arms," the Pipe of Peace,the dances in honor of important meetings or occasions, and the emblems of the various tribes, I.e. Outagamis apelles Renards, Pouteouatamis appelles Puants, Outchipoues appeles Sauteurs, Nadovessis appeles Scioux, Outaguas V. Nations, Huron, Ilinois, Oumamis. There is also a large inset of the Niagara Falls and a Buffalo.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Nouvelle carte geographique du Royaume Dannemarc avec unte table des villes les plus remarquables.

      . Konturkoloreret kobberstik over Danmark. Amsterdam 1718. 50 x 60 cm. Med index over byer..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        La coltivazione di. e le api di. La prima delle quali opere si è copiata con somma diligenza dall'esemplare impresso in Parigi l'anno 1546 da Ruberto Stefano.l'altra dell'antica edizione che se ne fece in Venezia l'anno 1539.

      Comino,, Padova, 1718 - In 4° (290x220), pagg. (10), XXXVI, 355. Vignetta editoriale al frontespizio incisa in rame, magnifico ritratto dell'autore in antiporta inciso finemente in rame da F.M. Francia; capilettera ornati, testatine e finalini in silografia. Dedica al cardinale Giorgio Cornaro vescovo di Padova seguono una breve biografia di Luigi Alamanni e di Giovanni Rucellai. Dedica a Francesco I . Cartone muto d'attesa, dorso a tre nervi. Opera didascalica basata sulle georgiche di Virgilio, scritta dall'Alamanni durante il suo esilio francese, di notevole interesse anche sotto l'aspetto scientifico per le numerose notizie riguardanti la preparazione dei cibi, l'alimentazione ed altre relative all'agricoltura. Ottimo esemplare in barbe, stampato su carta forte assolutamente fresco e genuino. Presenta internamente lievissime tracce d'uso, lieve alone al marg. inf. alle ultime 10 pagg. Gamba 18; Brunet I, 126; Federici 82: "Si dice che questo libro e per l'edizione magnifica. è pregevolissimo". Salimbeni 7. Colle annotazioni di Ruberto Titi sopra le api, e con gli epigrammi toscani dell'Alamanni. Si è aggiunta una dotta lettera del Sig. Giovanni Checozzi vicentino in difesa del Trissino, due copiose tavole non più stampate, e varie notizie alla vita.

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        Fioretti di S. Francesco

      Firenze: Nella Stamperia di S. A. R. Per Gio: Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi. 1718. Hardcover. Edizione di Crusca. xii, 208pp. Half vellum stamped in blue and gold over marbled boards, deckle edges. With title vignette, ornamental initial and four tail-pieces. Some wear to extremities, some small stains and mild foxing to leaves, lower corner of one page torn. A very good copy. In the Italian language. Gamba 452. Graesse II.583.; Quarto .

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        The British History, Translated into English from the Latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth

      London: J. Bowyer, et al., 1718. First edition in English. Very good. Hardcover. First edition in English. 8vo. (ii),cxi,(xvii),401,(lv)pp. Later half calf, spine in 6 compartments, gilt; black lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. Geoffrey's Historia dates from the 12th century and purports to be a history of Britain from its first settlement by Brutus to the death of Cadwallader in the 7th century. In contains one of the earliest developed narratives of King Arthur and dwells on Merlin and his prophecies. Originally written in Latin, this is the first translation into English, made by Aaron Thompson, who provides a lengthy preface giving his views on the authenticity of the History. Thompson based his translation on the Heidelberg edition of 1587; J. A. Giles later updated it in his edition of 1848. Scarce, and the earliest edition of Geoffrey in English. Neat ownership name on the title page, another (datede 1827) on as preliminary blank, else this is a very good copy. ESTC T146343.

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        "Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi" from Atlas de Geographie

      Paris: Guillaume DeLisle, Quai de l'Horloge, 1718. THE FIRST MAP TO NAME TEXAS Copper-plate engraving with original outline color: 20" x 263/4" References: Seymour I. Schwartz & Ralph E. Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America (New York, 1980), 140-143, 146; R. V. Tooley, The Mapping of America (London, 1985), 21; M.B. Pritchard & H.M. Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America (Williamsburg, 2002), 118-21. This is the first edition, first state of an exceptionally important map of the Mississippi River, Texas and the South: Guillaume Delisle's "Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi." While Delisle's 1703 map was a breakthrough in the cartography of the Mississippi , his updated version of 1718 was definitive and became the main source for all later maps of the river. The accuracy of Delisle's map accounts for its primacy, as he obtained his information directly from French explorers. One of the first printed maps to name Texas, it was also the first to reflect the discoveries of Hernando De Soto, of La Salle's lieutenant Henri de Tonti and of Louis De St. Denis. Delisle's map, which covers the area from Lake Champlain to New Mexico and south to Florida and Texas, was also a rather brazen political statement. The area that he labeled as Spanish Florida in 1703 now appeared as the French territory of Louisiana, stretching from the Rio Grande in the west to the Appalachians in the east. Delisle also pushed the boundary line of the English colonies closer to the Atlantic. Angry protests from the British and Spanish governments against this cartographic land-grab were followed by a war waged in maps, as the cartographers of each country staked nationalistic territorial claims on paper. Politics aside, Delisle's rendering of Texas was a distinct improvement over previously published attempts, with a better depiction of the river system and a much more accurate view of the coast. Delisle's information was so up-to-the-minute that he included Natchitoches on the Red River, founded only the year before the map was printed. The most important notation relating to Texas history is that appearing along the Trinity: "Mission de los Tiejas, etablie in 1716." Referring to the earliest of the Spanish missions in East Texas, this phrase marked the first appearance of any form of the name "Texas" on a printed map and gives Delisle the distinction of having established it as a geographic place name.. First Edition. Book.

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        "Insula Ceylon ex delineatione Philippi Baldaei et Hadr. Ralandi".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Chr. Weigel, 1718, 38,5 x 31 cm.. Aus: Johann David Köhlers "Bequemer Schul= und Reisen=Atlas", 1718. - Dekorative Inselkarte, mit figürlicher Kartusche rechts oben.

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        Neu-vermehrte Heraldica Curiosa,

      . Bestehend in Zweyen Theilen/ Deren Erster überhaupt der Wappen-Geschicht Ursprung/ Wachtsthum/ Gebrauch/ Rechts-Lehr/ und andere zu der Herolds-Kunst und Wissenschafft dienende Stücke/ und wie selbige noch heutiges Tags bey der Europäischen Nationen im Gebrauch/ in sich enthält; Samt deren umständlichen Beschreibung/ Wie solche in denen Wappen-Briefen/ Alten Documenten/ Fahnen/ Sigillen/ etc. und verschiedenen Autorn, hin und wieder eintzeln zu finden; Insonderheit auch wird darinne von denen Schild-Haltern/ Helm-Decken/ Hüten/ Hauben/ etc. soviel deren zu haben/ auf das gründlichste/ sowol Historice, Politice, als auch Juridice, gehandelt. Deren Anderer Theil aber begreifft in sich ein Special-kurtz-verfasstes Wappen-Buch/ In welchem aller Europäischen Häupter/ als Käyser/ Königen/ und anderer Potentien; ingleichem der Churfürsten/ Ertz- und Bischöffe/ Fürsten und Stände des H. Röm. Teutschen Reichs/ wie auch der vornehmsten ausländischen Mächten/ Wappen/ Cronen und Ritter-Orden/ nebst einer vollständigen Abbildung der meisten Nationen, und fürnehmer See- und Handels-Städte in allen Theilen der Welt gewöhnliche Schiff-Flaggen oder See-Zeichen/ auf das accurateste in Kupffer vorstelling gemacht/ und aufs deutlichste beschrieben worden. Franckfurth und Leipzig: Johann Leonhard Buggel/ Buchhändlern in Nürnberg 1718. With copperengraved titlepage + 1 + 12 copperengraved plates. 4to. (8) + 226 + (18); 166 + (10) pp. In one contemporary full vellumbinding with leatherlabel on spine. Hinges weak and with some worm holes.

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        Des jacintes, de leur anatomie, reproduction et culture. Amsterdam, (colophon: printed by Klaas Eel, 28 March), 1768. 4to. With engraved illustration by J. van Hiltrop on title-page and 10 numbered engraved plates by Jacob vander Schley, with details of several specimens and the last plate showing the layout of flower beds by Voorhelm, Kreps and Cock. 19th-century marbled boards.

      Hunt 602; Krelage, pp. 612-615; Nissen, BBI 1718; Pritzel 7996; STCN (7 copies, incl. 5 lacking the preliminary discours). First and only edition of "the most important monograph devoted to the hyacinth" (Krelage) by the Frenchman Maximilien Henri, Marquis de Saint-Simon, who, although an amateur, had a surprisingly scientific approach. Including the preliminary "discours", often lacking, presenting the work to the Berlin Academy of Science. The work includes a comprehensive list with "over two thousand named varieties, double and single, including those grown by George Voorhelm . . . It appears to be the most important list for the century'' (Hunt).With the name of the Dutch bulb grower Johannes Jacobus van Loghem on spine. Boards slightly loose and front hinge damaged. A very good untrimmed copy.

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        Introductio in Universam Medicinam tam Theoreticam quam Practicam. Certis Positionibus Comprehensa, Imprimi in Usum Auditiorii Sui Edita, qua verus et sincerus Nexus inter Theoriam et Praxin, per Praecipuas Medicinae Systematicae Partes Peculiari Studio Commonstratur et hoc ordine Physiologia et Pathologia Medica Praemittitur.

      Halle, Waisenhaus (Litteris & Impensis Orphanotrophei),1718.. Erste Ausgabe. 22x17 cm. Gesto. Frontispiz, 8 Bll., 437 S. Leder d. Zt. mit riecher Rückenvergoldung, etwas berieben. Gebräunt, teilweise stockfleckig. Titel mit alter Anmerkung.. Das gestochene Frontispiz zeigt ein Porträt D. Michaelis Albertis. Blake 8; Hirsch-H. I, 64 f. - Erste Ausgabe. Alberti, Verehrer u. Gefolgsmann Stahls, wurde 1716 dessen Nachfolger in Halle.

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      London, 1718.FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION divided into 12 books, 1718, with a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History, by Aaron Thompson, printed for J. Bowyer, H. Clements, and W. and J. Innys. LARGE PAPER COPY, 8vo, approximately 235 x 135 mm, 9¼ x 5¼ inches, pages cxi, [8] unnumbered pages of subscribers (listing Sir Isaac Newton Kt as one subscriber), 1 - 401 plus [56] unnumbered pages including index plus errata leaf as last page, head and tail pieces, bound in full dark blue morocco, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt rules and decoration to covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to hinges, some light foxing throughout, mostly to margins, occasional small light brown mark to margins, bookplate on first pastedown of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, 1st Baronet, Copped Hall, Totteridge, Herts. A very good tight handsome copy. Containg an early narrative of King Arthur and Merlin's prophecies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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      Ã€ Paris, rue S. Jacques. Chez Gabriel Martin, vis-à-vis la ruë du Plâtre, à l’Étoile 1718 - Nouvelle édition, À Paris, rue S. Jacques. Chez Gabriel Martin, vis-à-vis la ruë du Plâtre, à l’Étoile 1718. 2 vols. in-4 – reliure d’époque plein veau. Dos à cinq nerfs richement ornés et dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Les tomaisons ont été inversées. Les plats sont entourés d’un double filet à froid. Tranches rouges. Champs ornés et dorés. Intérieur frais avec un beau portrait en frontispice de François-Pierre Gillet, en médaillon, et intitulé Franciscus Petrus Gillet in supremo galliarum senatu patronus, gravé par Audran et dessiné par Tortebat, armoiries dessinées en dessous du portrait. Un signet dans chacun des volumes. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure joliment restaurée. Titre complet de l’ouvrage : Plaidoyers et autres œuvres de François-Pierre Gillet Né à Lyon en 1648, François-Pierre Gillet fit une belle carrière d’avocat au Parlement de Paris, où son père était auparavant procureur. Son père fut d’ailleurs l’auteur d’un recueil d’arrêts concernant sa fonction de procureur, le célèbre Code Gillet. Gillet fils s’est illustré dans la défense de la langue française, notamment avec son beau Discours sur le génie de la langue française. Épris de littérature, il avait également procédé à la traduction des œuvres de Cicéron (GDU, t. 8, p. 1259 ; Camus, 906 ; J.-L. Thireau, DHJFE, p. 368). La carrière de Gillet fils lui vaut de beaux succès, et l’on a souvent loué la qualité de ses plaidoyers. Gayot de Pitaval en fit l’éloge en ces termes : « Le barreau a perdu dans M. Gillet, un avocat qui avait l’art d’écrire ( ). On n’a jamais vu l’érudition mieux assortie à l’éloquence qu’elle l’est dans les plaidoyers qu’il a donnés au public ; l’une et l’autre sont enchâssées dans des expressions qui nous les rendent parfaits » (Saillies d’esprit ou choix curieux de traits utiles ( ), chez Michel Charles Le Cène, Amsterdam 1727). La première édition n’était donnée qu’en un volume ; il lui fut fait un excellent accueil. La seconde – la nôtre – date de 1718 et est considérablement augmentée par les soins de Gillet, de plaidoyers, de nouvelles traductions de Cicéron, mais également de quelques mémoires sur des matières importantes. Les plaidoyers de Gillet, d’une belle langue et fort bien construits, sont les témoins de la vie judiciaire de cette époque. Ainsi en est-il par exemple du cinquième plaidoyer, qui s’interroge quant au point de savoir « si les enfants mineurs peuvent se faire religieux sans le consentement de leurs parents » (vol. 1, p. 63), ou encore le huitième plaidoyer, « si les proxénètes de mariage ont une action pour exiger le salaire qui leur a été promis » (vol. 1, p. 114). Le volume 2 comprend les œuvres autres que les plaidoyers et mémoires. Ainsi y trouvera-t-on le célèbre Discours sur le Génie de la Langue française, et la manière de traduire, qui contient aussi quelques règles pour l’éloquence, et quelques réflexions sur l’usage de notre barreau comparé à celui de l’ancienne Rome (p. 49), ou encore les Catilinaires de Cicéron. Bel exemplaire de ces très rares plaidoyers de Gillet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uitbeelding der Heerlijkheit Friesland.

      "Zoo in 't algemeen, als in haare XXX bijzondere Grietenijen; door Dr Bern. Schotanus à Sterringa. Nu nieuwelijks met bijgevoegde aangrenzingen, en veel vermeerderingen: nevens d'afteekening van Oud Friesland, in VII verscheidene landkaarten; door den Heere Menso Alting: en de vertalinge der oude naamen. (Leeuwarden), François Halma, 1718".

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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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LA NOUVELLE METHODE RAISONÉE DU BLASON, pour l'apprendre d'une maniere aisée. Reduite en Leçons, par demandes, & par réponses.

      Chez Louis Bruyset. Lyon, 1718 - . 17 cm. [10], 298 pág., 15 h. de índices (sign. a4, A-N12, O8). Ilustr. con viñetas xilográficas, en el texto, y con 32 lám. calcográficas, fuera del texto. Frisos y capitulares. Algunas páginas algo tostadas. Enc. en piel, nervios, tejuelo, lomera cuajada, planos levemente rozados, cajo parcialmente sesgado, pequeña pérdida en parte superior del lomo y en plano posterior. * Manual bellamente ilustrado que pretende instruir de modo fácil en el arte de la heráldica. Se estructura en 34 lecciones organizadas a modo de pregunta-respuesta. Su autor, Claude François Menestrier (1631-1705), era un jesuita francés profesor de humanidades y retórica. Especializado en heráldica y emblemas, publicó numerosas obras sobre este tema, siendo la que presentamos una de las que obtuvo mayor éxito. heráldica, manuales, blasón Genealogia i heràldica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER: Or, the right Use of the Contemplation of the World, For the Conviction of Atheists and Infidels.

      London, J. Senex, 1718.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1718 - 1719, 3 volumes, complete set. Volume I, 1718, Volumes II and III issued separately a year later in 1719. In three parts as follows: Contemplating the Works of the Creator I: In the wonderful Structure of Animal Bodies, and in particular Man; II: In the no less wonderful and wise Formation of the Elements, and their various Effects upon Animal and vegetable Bodies; And III: In the most amazing Structure of the Heavens, and with all its Furniture. 8vo, 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 29 folding plates, complete but misnumbered in Volume II where 2 plates have the number xiii, faintly corrected in ink to xiiii, some decorative or pictorial head - and tailpieces, Volume I: 92 pages prelims including A Summary Account of the book and the Preface, plus 326 pages (the final page '326' is misnumbered 336) plus 12 pages listing the Contents of the Second Volume (these pages are repeated in Volume II); Volume II: 16 pages of prelims plus pages 367 - 734, (should be 327 - 734 not 367, printing error, signatures all correct and following on from Volume I); Volume III: 16 pages prelims plus pages 735 - 1086 (complete, signatures all correct). Books guaranteed complete. Bound in antique panelled calf rebacked in modern calf with gilt decoration and contrasting gilt lettered labels to spines, all edges stained red. Probably a mixed set as Volume I has a slightly more elaborate design to covers and is ink stamped to the first 3 leaves and top edges 'John Brown 1756' whereas Volumes II and III each have the bookplates of Earl of Roden and Dr. Timothy Goodwyn Lord Arch Bishop of Cashel on blank side of title page, Bindings slightly rubbed and slightly scuffed with a few minor marks, Volume III slightly stained on covers and with age - browning to title page, plates and last 50 pages, all legible, 2 small pieces missing from lower margin of 1 page, not affecting text. Good set, bindings tight and firm, no loose pages. Bernard Nieuwentyt was an eminent Dutch mathematician and the book is translated from the low Dutch by John Chamberlayne a fellow of the Royal Society. See: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, editied by Charles Coulston Gillispie, volume 10, page 120. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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        Übersetzt von F. P. Greve. 12 Bde. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1906-08. 4to. Doppeltitel in Gold, Grün und Schwarz sowie sonstige Buchausstattung von Marcus Behmer. Ca. 5000 S. Orig.-Pergamentbde. mit reichster Rückenvergoldung, orientalisierender Deckelvignette u. Kopfgoldschnitt

      . . Eines von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten in goldgeprägten Pergamentbänden. Die seltenste und schönste Ausgabe von 1001 Nacht, zugleich auch die erste ungekürzte Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache. Tadelloses Exemplar, eine der bedeutendsten Veröffentlichungen des Insel-Verlags. - Sarkowski 1718 VA. - Schauer Bd. II,45-46 mit Abb.

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        Historia iuris Romani Iustinianei Graeci Germanici canonici feudalis criminalis et publici ex genuinis monumentis illustrata. Accesserunt Prolegomena de scriptoribus historiae iuris.

      Jena, Apud viduam Mayeri. 1718.. Quart. Ganzseitiges Titelkupfer, Ttlbl. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, (12), 860, (128) S. Zeitgenössischer Lederband auf vier Bünde geheftet. Gut erhalten, stabiler Buchblock und Einband. Leder beschabt.. 1671: geboren am 26. Mai in Weimar 1687: Beginn des Studiums an der Universität Jena, Wechsel nach Helmstedt und Frankfurt am Main 1691: Studienabschluss in Halle 1697: Bibliothekar an der Universität Jena 1702: Dr. iur. in Halle 1704: Professor der Geschichte in Jena 1712: Ernennung zum fürstlichen Rat, Historiograph und außerordentlicher Professor der Rechte 1730: Professor für Staats- und Lehnsrecht 1738: gestorben am 24. Mai in Jena Im Jahre 1718 erschien die Rechtsgeschichte von Struve, unter allen Veröffentlichung dieser Zeit die vollständigste Darstellung der Historia iuris. Es wird darin abgehandelt die Geschichte des Römischen und Byzantinischen Rechts, die Historie des rezipierten römischen Rechts, des Deutschen, Kanonischen, Feudal-, Straf- und Staatsrechts. Struve stand stark unter dem Einfluss des italienischen rechtshistorischen Werkes von Gravina und vor allem von Christian Thomasius. Das Werk von Struve ist keine quellenorientierte Edition mit neuen Forschungsergebnissen, sondern ein Zusammenführen des Erkennnisstandes seiner Zeit.

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        Eunuchi conjugium Die Capaunen-Heyrath, Hoc est Scripta & Judicia varia de conjugio inter Eunuchum & Virginem Juvenculam anno M.DC.LXVI

      Halle, o. Dr., 1718.. Halle, o. Dr., 1718.. 4 Bll., 164 S. Älterer Pappband im Stil d. Zt. 4°. Hayn/Got. II, 25f.; vgl. MGG IV, 1899 und Graesse, BMP 89; Seebass 219 (diese Ausgabe): "Seltenes Curiosum. Betrifft die auf einen Spezialbefehl des sächsischen Kurfürsten Johann Georg II. durchgeführte Heirat des Mailänder Kastraten Bartolommeo de Sorlisi (Kammerherr, Oberkuchenmeister, Amtshauptmann zu Dippoldiswalda, nobilitirt) mit Dorothea Elisabeth Lichtwer (so in der Vorrede; nach Hayn-G. wäre die Braut eine Jungfer Stieff, Lutheranerin in Dresden gewesen). Die zahlreichen zu diesem Fall gemachten Gutachten sind in den Originalsprachen deutsch oder lateinisch abgedruckt." - Erlebte bis in die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts viele Auflagen. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig.

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        The Exemplary Life and Character of James Bonnell, Esq; Late Accomptant General of Ireland

      London - Joseph Downing, 1718. London - Joseph Downing, 1718 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biography ofJames Bonnell (16531699), a government official. The fourth edition, corrected. With a portrait of Bonnell to frontispiece, and decorative head and tail pieces throughout. Bonnell's wife decided Archdeacon William Hamilton of Armagh should write his biography. Bonnell's extensive body of manuscripts provided Hamilton with much information, and the biography was first published in 1703. Including a sermon preached at the funeral of James Bonnell by Edward Lord Bishop of Killmore and Ardagh. With copperplate inscriptions to extensively repaired front blank, dated 1725 and 1733. Condition: Expertly rebound and repaired in a calf binding with a cloth covered slipcase. Externally, lovely condition. Slipcase is very smart with just the oddsmall mark. Internally, firmly bound. First and last few pages have been repaired. Age-toning, tidemarks and spotting to first and last few pages (though new endpapers remain bright and clean). Otherwise, generally bright and clean. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith a NEAR FINE slipcase.

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        Historia juris Romano-Justinianei, in qua origo et mutationes hujus juris a primis Romanae reipublicae initiis enarrantur...praemittitur: Christiani THOMASII delenatio historiae juris civilis. Accesserunt Franc. HOTOMANNUS, Antitribonianus et praefatio de utilitate et necessitate Historiae juris Romani.

      Leipzig, Impensis haeredum Johannis Grossii. 1718 -1726.. Quart. (I) Ttlbl., (14), 388 S.; (II) Ttlbl., (12), 360 S. mit gefaltete Tafel; (8), 207, (12) S. Pergamentband (s. Foto) und Band II ein zeitgemäßer Halbpergamentband.. Christian Gottfried HOFFMANN (1692-1735) studierte in Leipzig, erwarb in Halle im Jahre 1716 die Doktorwürde wurde 1718 Professor der Rechte in Leipzig, wechselte im Jahre 1723 nach Frankfurt an der Oder. Volumen secundum: cujus pars prior Juris Romani fontes antiquissimos, pars posterior: duo doctissima scripta Caroli Breti: ordo perantiquus judiciorum alterum Renati BOTTEREAU, Hadrianus Legislator, Leipzig 1726. Angebundener Titel: b. Franciscus HOTMANUS, Antitribonianus, Leipzig 1718. c. Georgius BEYER, Delineatio iuris Germanici, Leipzig 1723. d. Everhardus OTTO, De jure imperatoris, Halle 1724. e. Christ.Godofr.HOFFMANN, Historia juris volumen secundum, Leipzig 1726.

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        De Atramentis Cujuscunque Generis

      Rotterdam Caspar Fritsch 1718. Cover worn with upper board detached. Some age toning to page ends. Text block firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [Reprint] Leather cover 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). xvi, 502pp. Title page vignette. Text in Latin.

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        Espingarda Perfeyta, & Regras para a sua operaçam com circunstancias necessarias para o seu artificio, & doutrinas uteis para o melhor acerto

      - Na Officina de Antonio Pedrozo Galram, Lisboa Occidental, 1718. De [xxxii], 183 pags. 20cm. Enc. Ilustr. Ilustrado com frontispício alegórico gravado com as armas de D. João V ao centro e 12 gravuras, 2 das quais são desdobráveis. Assinadas por M. Freyre. Inocêncio 4, 28. ¿Este livro, parece foi escripto por João Rodrigues, e por seu irmão José Francisco, publicou-se com os nomes de Cesar Fiosconi e Jordam Guserio, que como se vê formam os anagrammas perfeitos dos de seus verdadeiros auctores. icina do espingardeiro, com os seus instrumentos e utensilios proprios da arte." Obra muito rara. Com pequenos restauros no frontispicio, 1ª e 2ª pagina na margem superior direita e margem refeita na gravura que representa a officina do espingardeiro. Encadernação em pergaminho da época. Muito bom exemplar. Illustrated with magnificent allegorical frontispiece engraved with the coat-of-arms of king of Portugal D. John V; and 12 engravings ( 2 fold-out) signed by M. Freyre. Very rare book, complete with all the plates. The first work of its kind and the only one published in Portugal until the 19th Century. Small professional restoration's on the right upper margin of the frontespiece and the following 2 pages, margin redone on one print. Original vellum binding. Very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Graduale Praemonstratense. Illustrissimi ac reverendissimi domini D. Claudii Honorati Lucas, Doctoris Sorbonici abbatis praemonstratensis, ...editum & approbatum.

      Virduni. Claudius Vigneulle, 1718.. überwiegend Notenbeispiele der Musik, mit Titelkupfer, 4°. 28,2 x 20,5 cm. (2 Bl.),317,CVI Seiten, Hardcover in Leder,. In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht berieben, mit 5 echten Bünden, Leder über Holzdeckel mit Blindprägung, Rückenschild mit Goldprägung, Rücken leicht rissig, die beiden letzten Blätter im Rand fachgemäß restauriert, das letzte Blatt mit geringem Textverlust.

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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.. 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Bericht von der Natur und denen fürtreffl. Eigenschafften und Tugenden des Pyrmontischen Wassers. Ins Teutsche übersetzet durch Georg Ludewig Piderit.

      o. O., 1718. 108 S. Pappband der Zeit. - Auf dem Innendeckel das gestochene Exlibris (G. Striedbeck sc.) des Dr. Philipp Heinrich Boecler (1718-1759), Prof. der Medizin in Straßburg. - Frühe Schrift über Pyrmont, "denen Herren Brunnen-Gästen zum Vergnügen und Veränderung" übersetzt. - Titelblatt mit kleiner Durchlöcherung (wohl Papierfehler).

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        Nuttelyk mengelmoes, bestaande uyt alderhande zeldzame en wonderlyke geschiedenissen; smakelyk, voedsaam en vermaakelyk gemaakt [...].

      Amsterdam, Ww. Wolters & J. Pauli, 1718.. (10), 514, (20) SS., l. w. Bl. Titel in rot und schwarz. Mit 50 emblematischen Textkupfern von Jan Luycken. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo.. Erste niederländische Ausgabe von Abraham a Sancta Claras "Heilsames Gemisch Gemasch" (EA Würzburg 1704). - Es fehlt das Frontispiz; das letzte Bl. der Vorstücke ("Opschriften der Hoofdt-stukken") ist irrtümlich zwischen die SS. 16 u. 17 (A8 und B1) gebunden. Ecken leicht lädiert. Aus dem Besitz des schwedischen Theologen Henrik Bergström (1840-95) mit seinem eigenh. Besitz- und Kaufvermerk "Ostende 19.9.1894)" am vorderen Vorsatz. - Bertsche 46 b/2. Landwehr (Dutch) 1. Landwehr (Emblem & fable books) 2. Van Eeghen/van der Kellen 393. BCNI 17526. Klaversma/Hanneman 24. OCLC 63243125.

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        "Dessein de la Maison de Plaisance nommee Monbiyjoux". Frontansicht von Schloß Monbijou mit Gartenhäusern links und rechts und hübscher Personenstaffage.

      . Kupferstich von J. Böcklin nach Eosander de Göthe aus Merian, "Theatrum Europaeum", 1718, 51,5 x 51,5 cm.. Fauser 1383; Kiewitz 493. - Mit schmalem Rändchen und Faltspuren, sonst gut erhalten.

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        The British History, Translated into English From the Latin

      London: for J. Bowyer, H. Clements, and W. and J. Innys, 1718. London: for J. Bowyer, H. Clements, and W. and J. Innys,, 1718. of Jeffrey of Monmouth. With a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History. By Aaron Thompson, late of Queen's College, Oxon. Octavo (190 × 117 mm). Near-contemporary panelled calf, sometime rebacked and relined. 16pp. list of subscribers, final errata leaf. A little rubbed with some repair to covers, small chip to top corner of first blank, mild spotting throughout. A very good copy, sound and presentable. First edition in English, William Cole's copy, of "one of the most popular and influential historical works of the middle ages" (ODNB), by Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1100–1154/5), bishop of St Asaph. Completed by 1139, Geoffrey's Historia Regum Britanniae introduced such figures as Arthur, Merlin, and King Leir to an international reading public. "The fact that thereafter the Arthurian cycle was mediated primarily through the mid-fifteenth-century Morte d'Arthur of Sir Thomas Malory should not detract from the position of Geoffrey of Monmouth as its great originator" (op. cit.) The figure of King Leir [Lear] seems to have been Geoffrey's original creation, and arguably the most successful. "Indeed, Tatlock described the Leir story 'along with the vogue of Arthur' as 'Geoffrey's greatest contribution to the world'" (op. cit.) The Historia makes Britain's foundation contiguous with classical myth, in the person of Brutus, a Trojan émigré. It proceeds to an account of a series of royal dynasties, some of whose members enjoyed later fame, to the last glorious British kings, notably Uther Pendragon and Arthur, before the final victory of the Saxons. Geoffrey concludes his history in the seventh century AD, where Bede's Historia ecclesiastica begins. This is the copy of Cambridge antiquary William Cole (1714-82), bearing his early ownership inscription to the first blank "G.l.mus Cole Aul. de Clare Cant Soc-Com" dated 1735 (aged 21, his second year as a pensioner at Clare College, Cambridge), and his later armorial bookplate to title page verso, by which time he was, as "Coll. Regal Cantab.", installed as a fellow at Kings College, Cambridge. He was close friends, since Eton, with Horace Walpole, who called him his "oracle in any antique difficulties". Though Cole published no work of his own, he nonetheless acted as antiquarian oracle to many notable contemporaries, including Francis Grose, writing the account of the School of Pythagoras at Cambridge in Grose's Antiquities. Cole did assemble some 100 volumes of manuscript notes, a considerable portion of which were towards histories of Cambridgeshire and the Colleges of the university,which are now at the British Museum. In this copy, Cole's oracular antiquarian brain is turned, fascinatingly, upon Geoffrey of Monmouth's British History, and the book bears numerous useful and interesting marginalia, providing corrections and queries to Monmouth's text, as well as glosses on place-names and concise historical biographies of characters mentioned. At one point he remarks amusingly on the "true Whiggish spirit" of (Thompson's translation of) Cassibellaunus' defiant letter to Julius Caesar on his invasion of Britain. Cole has also added, to the final blank page of the Preface, Alexander Pope's opinion of Thompson's translation, copied from a letter to Edward Blount dated Sept 8 1717: "I have very lately read Jefferey of Monmouth... in the Translation of a Clergyman in my Neighbourhood. The poor man is highly concerned to vindicate Jeffery's veracity as an Historian, & told me, he was perfectly astonished we of the Roman Comunion could doubt of the Legends of his Giants, while we believed those of our Saints!" Pope's witty sign off, "believe there is nothing more true (even more true than any Thing in Jeffery is false) than that I have a constant affection for you & am etc", gives some indiction of the prevailing sense that Monmouth's work is of a value more literary than historical, and this, Cole's annotated copy, his highly appealing insofar as it records, intriguingly, a learned antiquary's view this seminal text.

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        Nouveau Traite De La Pluralite Des Mondes, Ou L'on Prouve Par Des Raisons Philosophiques Que Toutes Les Planetes Sont Habitees Et Cultivees Comme Notre Terre, Ouvrage Compose Par Feu M. Hughens.

      Amsterdam : E. Roger 1718 - xxxvi, 276 p. and 5 foldout pl. Bound in contemporary full leather. 5 raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Red page ends. Shelfwear. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Contemporary repair to bottom half of the third foldout. Please feel free to view our photographs. This book, originally publish in Latin as "Cosmotheoros", Christiaan Huygens speculated, in great detail, on the existence of extraterrestrial life, on other planets, which he imagined was similar to that on Earth. It is also in this book that Huygens published his method for estimating stellar distances. He made a series of smaller holes in a screen facing the sun, until he estimated the light was of the same intensity as that of the star Sirius. He then calculated that the angle of this hole was 1/27,664th the diameter of the Sun, and thus it was about 30,000 times as far away, on the (incorrect) assumption that Sirius is as bright our sun. The subject of photometry remained in its infancy until Pierre Bouguer and Johann Heinrich Lambert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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