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        The Preface to Mr. Pope

      [London: s.n., 1718. First separate edition. 2 pp. broadsheet. Folio (12 x 6 inches). Fine, with contemporary manuscript addition to title, explaining that the Preface is "To a poem called, The Northern Star, by Aaron Hill". First separate edition. 2 pp. broadsheet. Folio (12 x 6 inches). The first separate printing of Aaron Hill's Preface in reply to Alexander Pope's criticism of his Northern-Star, a poem published in 1718 and dedicated to Peter the Great of Russia. "Hill had, apparently through Lintot, asked Pope's opinion of The Northern Star. Lintot, according to Hill, reported to him that Pope though 'Printing any thing in Praise of the Czar of Russian wou'd be receiv'd as a Satyr on the Government'" (Guerinot). Hill questions Pope's criticisim and professes he would have preferred that the poem by critiqued on the merits of its style and execution, than to be faulted for insulting the government. He criticises Pope's Windsor Forest for its forced classicism and further lashes out at the popular poetic diction of his age, in which "… all our Women are Nymphs, Angels, or Goddesses; our Men, Demi-hero's; all our Soldiers are invincible; all our Generals beyond Caesar; all our Kings like Augustus …" The broadsheet is without imprint, but may have been printed by either Berington or Morphew, printers of The Northern-Star. Hill and Pope clashed frequently, though they were not bitter enemies and did exchange letters. Later editions of Hill's poem excluded the Preface, presumably at the author's request. Rare, not in ESTC. Cf. Foxon H225 & Guerinot, p. 74 (for Hill's poem); not in ESTC

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        A Clue to the Comedy of the Non-Juror. With Some Hints of Consequence Relating to That Play. In a Letter to N. Rowe, Esq; Poet Laureat to His Majesty

      London: E. Curll, 1718. First edition. [3]-25, [3, ads] pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Contemporary Cambridge calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, morocco lettering piece in one, the rest gilt, edges sprinkled. Front joint just starting, some toning and staining, loss to margin of Cymbalum Mundi title-page, a few leaves close trimmed, affecting a word on Pope title-page and a few page numbers and words trimmed elsewhere. First edition. [3]-25, [3, ads] pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Pope vs. Cibber. Rare first edition of Pope's pamphlet reply to Colley Cibber's The Non-Juror, a baldly propagandistic adaptation of Moliere's Tartuffe. Cibber's play slanders all non-jurors (such as the Catholic Alexander Pope) as outright Jacobites. Cibber alludes to Pope three times in the play and generally disparages his Catholicism. "These three allusions, not very meaningful in themselves, were probably meant to suggest that Pope's verse would be popular in homes disaffected to Hanoverian interests and to remind the audience or reader that Pope was a Catholic and, all too probably, like Dr Wolf, a Jacobite" (Guerinot, p. 70). Pope's ingenious reply twists Cibber's muddled work to suggest The Non-Juror is in fact a sly piece of pro-Jacobite propaganda.That Pope wrote a response to Cibber's play was known from Cibber's A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope (1742): "At this time then there came out a Pamphlet (the Title I have forgot) … The Purport of this odd Piece of Wit was to prove, that the Non-Juror in its Design, its Characters, and almost every Scene of it, was a closely couched Jacobite Libel against the Government: And, in troth, the Charge was in some places so shrewdly maintained, that I almost liked the Jest myself; at least, it was so much above the Spirit, and Invention of the Daily-Paper Satyrists, that all the sensible Readers I met with, without Hesitation gave it to Mr. Pope." The unnamed pamphlet was commonly thought to be A Compleat Key to the Non-Juror, published by Curll in 1718. George Sherburn's "Notes on the Canon of Pope's Works, 1714-20," in The Manly Anniversary Studies in Language and Literature (Chicago, 1923), shows conclusively that the present work, the similarly titled A Clue to the Comedy of the Non-Juror, is by Pope, and the attribution was accepted by Griffith in the appendix to his bibliography of Pope.The Non-Juror was round two in the Pope-Cibber quarrel; the feud began the previous year with Pope's Three Hours after Marriage - in which, remarkably, Cibber was cast in the lead of a play designed to mock him - and culminated with Cibber as the modern epitome of dullness in Pope's 1742 Dunciad. "The Pope-Cibber quarrel was of long standing. Temperamentally incompatible, intellectually unequal, on opposite sides in politics and differing radically in their lifestyles, yet both inhabiting a tiny, emotionally overheated segment of London life in which each was acutely aware of the other's presence, they were almost bound to clash sooner or later" (ODNB). [bound with:] ALBEMARLE, George Monck, Duke of. A Collection of Letters Written by His Excellency General George Monk. London: J. Roberts, 1714. Lacking half-title. ESTC T43DES PÉRIERS, Bonavanture. Cymbalum Mundi. Or, Satyrical Dialogues Upon Several Subjects. London: A. Baldwin, 1712. ESTC T92151Secret Memoirs of the New Treaty of Alliance with France. London: J. Roberts, 1716. Lacking half-title. ESTC T47410The Defection Detected; or, Faults Laid on the Right Side. London: J. Peters, 1718. ESTC T32211[WOODWARD, Josiah]. Some Thoughts Concerning the Stage in a Letter to a Lady. London: J. Nutt, 1704. ESTC T66155WHATLEY, Stephen. A Collection of White and Black Lists. London: S. Popping, 1715. Lacking half-title. ESTC N208GROSVENOR, Benjamin. An Authentick Account of Several Things Done and Agreed Upon by the Dissenting Ministers. London: John Clark, 1719. 3 pp. publisher's ads. ESTC T22790. ESTC T5525; Griffith Add. 90a; cf. Sherburn, "Notes on the Canon of Pope's Works, 1714-20," in The Manly Anniversary Studies in Language and Literature (Chicago, 1923), pp. 176-179

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        Carte Genealogique pour Conduire a L'Historique des Rois du Nord, La Carte de Leurs etats, Leurs Armes et Des Remarques Pour Conduire a L'Intellgience de L'Histoire du Nord

      1718 - Large engraving featuring royal lineage of Scandinavia, as well as two finely illustrated maps: "Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Suede" & "Carte du Royaume de Gothie". Period hand-coloring. 17 in x 40.5 in. ; 17''x 40.5'' [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Introductio in sacram scripturam veteris ac novi testamenti maximè contra theistas et varii nominis incredulos (Bd. 1-3, komplett).

      Goldhagen (1718-1794) war Jesuit und Professor in Mainz.

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        A Clue to the Comedy of the Non-Juror. With Some Hints of Consequence Relating to That Play. In a Letter to N. Rowe, Esq; Poet Laureat to His Majesty

      London: E. Curll, 1718. First edition. [3]-25, [3, ads] pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Contemporary Cambridge calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, morocco lettering piece in one, the rest gilt, edges sprinkled. Front joint just starting, some toning and staining, loss to margin of Cymbalum Mundi title-page, a few leaves close trimmed, affecting a word on Pope title-page and a few page numbers and words trimmed elsewhere. First edition. [3]-25, [3, ads] pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Pope vs. Cibber. Rare first edition of Pope's pamphlet reply to Colley Cibber's The Non-Juror, a baldly propagandistic adaptation of Moliere's Tartuffe. Cibber's play slanders all non-jurors (such as the Catholic Alexander Pope) as outright Jacobites. Cibber alludes to Pope three times in the play and generally disparages his Catholicism. "These three allusions, not very meaningful in themselves, were probably meant to suggest that Pope's verse would be popular in homes disaffected to Hanoverian interests and to remind the audience or reader that Pope was a Catholic and, all too probably, like Dr Wolf, a Jacobite" (Guerinot, p. 70). Pope's ingenious reply twists Cibber's muddled work to suggest The Non-Juror is in fact a sly piece of pro-Jacobite propaganda. That Pope wrote a response to Cibber's play was known from Cibber's A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope (1742): "At this time then there came out a Pamphlet (the Title I have forgot) ... The Purport of this odd Piece of Wit was to prove, that the Non-Juror in its Design, its Characters, and almost every Scene of it, was a closely couched Jacobite Libel against the Government: And, in troth, the Charge was in some places so shrewdly maintained, that I almost liked the Jest myself; at least, it was so much above the Spirit, and Invention of the Daily-Paper Satyrists, that all the sensible Readers I met with, without Hesitation gave it to Mr. Pope." The unnamed pamphlet was commonly thought to be A Compleat Key to the Non-Juror, published by Curll in 1718. George Sherburn's "Notes on the Canon of Pope's Works, 1714-20," in The Manly Anniversary Studies in Language and Literature (Chicago, 1923), shows conclusively that the present work, the similarly titled A Clue to the Comedy of the Non-Juror, is by Pope, and the attribution was accepted by Griffith in the appendix to his bibliography of Pope. The Non-Juror was round two in the Pope-Cibber quarrel; the feud began the previous year with Pope's Three Hours after Marriage - in which, remarkably, Cibber was cast in the lead of a play designed to mock him - and culminated with Cibber as the modern epitome of dullness in Pope's 1742 Dunciad. "The Pope-Cibber quarrel was of long standing. Temperamentally incompatible, intellectually unequal, on opposite sides in politics and differing radically in their lifestyles, yet both inhabiting a tiny, emotionally overheated segment of London life in which each was acutely aware of the other's presence, they were almost bound to clash sooner or later" (ODNB). [bound with:] ALBEMARLE, George Monck, Duke of. A Collection of Letters Written by His Excellency General George Monk. London: J. Roberts, 1714. Lacking half-title. ESTC T43 DES PÉRIERS, Bonavanture. Cymbalum Mundi. Or, Satyrical Dialogues Upon Several Subjects. London: A. Baldwin, 1712. ESTC T92151 Secret Memoirs of the New Treaty of Alliance with France. London: J. Roberts, 1716. Lacking half-title. ESTC T47410 The Defection Detected; or, Faults Laid on the Right Side. London: J. Peters, 1718. ESTC T32211 [WOODWARD, Josiah]. Some Thoughts Concerning the Stage in a Letter to a Lady. London: J. Nutt, 1704. ESTC T66155 WHATLEY, Stephen. A Collection of White and Black Lists. London: S. Popping, 1715. Lacking half-title. ESTC N208 GROSVENOR, Benjamin. An Authentick Account of Several Things Done and Agreed Upon by the Dissenting Ministers. London: John Clark, 1719. 3 pp. publisher's ads. ESTC T22790. ESTC T5525; Griffith Add. 90a; cf. Sherburn, "Notes on the Canon of Pope's Works, 1714-20," in The Manly Anniversary Studies in Language and Literature (Chicago, 1923), pp. 176-179

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        The Preface to Mr. Pope

      [London: s.n., 1718. First separate edition. 2 pp. broadsheet. Folio (12 x 6 inches). Fine, with contemporary manuscript addition to title, explaining that the Preface is "To a poem called, The Northern Star, by Aaron Hill". First separate edition. 2 pp. broadsheet. Folio (12 x 6 inches). The first separate printing of Aaron Hill's Preface in reply to Alexander Pope's criticism of his Northern-Star, a poem published in 1718 and dedicated to Peter the Great of Russia. "Hill had, apparently through Lintot, asked Pope's opinion of The Northern Star. Lintot, according to Hill, reported to him that Pope though 'Printing any thing in Praise of the Czar of Russian wou'd be receiv'd as a Satyr on the Government'" (Guerinot). Hill questions Pope's criticisim and professes he would have preferred that the poem by critiqued on the merits of its style and execution, than to be faulted for insulting the government. He criticises Pope's Windsor Forest for its forced classicism and further lashes out at the popular poetic diction of his age, in which "... all our Women are Nymphs, Angels, or Goddesses; our Men, Demi-hero's; all our Soldiers are invincible; all our Generals beyond Caesar; all our Kings like Augustus ..." The broadsheet is without imprint, but may have been printed by either Berington or Morphew, printers of The Northern-Star. Hill and Pope clashed frequently, though they were not bitter enemies and did exchange letters. Later editions of Hill's poem excluded the Preface, presumably at the author's request. Rare, not in ESTC. Cf. Foxon H225 & Guerinot, p. 74 (for Hill's poem); not in ESTC

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        Memoires du Cardinal de Retz

      S.n. 1718 - - S.n., Amsterdam 1718, In-16 (8,5x14,7cm), (14) 428pp. et (2) 407pp. et (2) 420pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition. Contrefaçon rare de la première édition d'une rareté insigne parue à Nancy en 1717. Cette édition sera également donnée à Cologne chez David Roger, qui semble être un éditeur fictif. Pages de titre en rouge et noir, contrairement à celle de Cologne. On notera que les lacunes des éditions anciennes des Mémoires n'ont jamais été comblées avant 1836 ; elles étaient causées d'une part par des passages raturés et d'autre part par des feuillets arrachés au manuscrit. Reliures en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs jansénistes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Les dos sont plus foncés. Frottements. Un minuscule trou de vers en queue du tome I, ainsi que sur le mors supérieur en tête. Bon exemplaire. Paul de Gondi rédige ses mémoires à la demande de ses amis, lors de son exil, vers l'âge de soixante ans (vers 1675 - 1677), et compose l'autobiographie d'un homme politique dans une époque de guerre civile, la Fronde. Non content d'être un témoignage historique de tout premier plan, l'oeuvre figure parmi les monuments littéraires du XVIIIe et des mémoires et autres autobiographies ; par son style alerte, précis, celui d'un homme d'action et d'intrigues à l'intelligence remarquable et à l'ambition politique toujours en éveil (toujours prêt à s'allier à qui l'a trahi la veille). Ses mémoires constitueront une revanche et son dernier resssort d'ambition. Ex libris manuscrit en bas de la page de titre : A. Germain, curé de Reilhac. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition. A rare counterfeit of the first edition of a rare rarity that appeared in Nancy in 1717. This edition will also be given in Cologne at David Roger, who seems to be a fictional publisher. Title pages in red and black. Bindings in full brown contemporary brown. Back to Jansenist nerves. Title and tomato pieces in red morocco. The backs are darker. Friction. A tiny hole of worms at the tail of volume I, as well as on the upper bit at the top. Good copy. Paul de Gondi wrote his memoirs at the request of his friends, at the time of his exile, about the age of sixty (about 1675 - 1677), and composed the autobiography of a politician in a contemporary of civil war. Sling. Not content to be a historical testimony of the foremost, the work is among the literary monuments of the eighteenth and memoirs and other autobiographies; by his precise alert style, that of a man of action and intrigues of remarkable intelligence and political ambition always on the alert (always ready to ally himself with those who had betrayed him the day before). His memoirs will constitute a revenge and his last spring of ambition. Ex libris handwritten at the bottom of the title page: A. Germain, parish priest of Reilhac. (14) 428pp. et (2) 407pp. et (2) 420pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mens et sententia illustrissimi et reverendissimi domini Cornelii Jansenii [...]

      Lovanii: apud Aegidium Denique, 1718. 15 pagine. 18x11 cm.Rilegatura moderna in piena pelle, con qualche macchia superficiale. Interno molto fresco, con lievi bruniture e fioriture sul frontespizio. [M126] Opuscolo di assoluta rarità, concernente le critiche sollevate da Giansenio alla presunta inoppugnabilità delle disposizioni dogmatiche impartite dal pontefice.  

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        Espingarda perfeyta, & regras para a sua operacam : com circunstancias necessarias para o seu artificio, & doutrinas uteis para o melhor acerto...

      Lisbon: A.P. Galram, 1718. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (196 x 144 mm). [32], 183 [1] pp, 12 etched plates (4 folding) signed by Manoel Freyre, M.A.P., and FB; full-page frontispiece of etched coat-of-arms by Fryre bound before title, etched allegorial vignette on title-page with 2 seals bearing the names 'Ioze Franco' & 'I. Rodriges'. Signatures: *-***4 ²***4 A-Z4. Bound in fine near-contemporary mottled calf, spine with 4 raised bands gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered red morocco label, red-sprinkled edges (little rubbing to extremities, little worming to upper board and front pastedown). Text and plates crisp and clean, with very minor occasional spotting, tiny wormhole to firt 3 leaves not affecting text, small ink smudge to p.44. Provenance: Joze Nogueira Carvalho da Fonseca (ink inscription to verso of frontispiece). An outstanding, completely untouched copy. ----FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST AND MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS ON GUNSMITHING AND OF GREAT RARITY. Espingarda perfeyta (The perfect gun) is the most remarkable treatise on this subject of it's period. "Written in the closing years of the 17th century in Lisbon, it describes the work of three brothers, leading gunsmiths of their day, two of whom signed the book and the third of which remains anonymous. As it was highly unusual to write about the closely guarded secrets of the art, they signed it using anagrams. The three brothers were Jose Francisco, Joao Rodrigues, and Manoel Antonio. Had these three been anxious for publicity, they would hardly have disguised their names. These men were obviously so dedicated to their craft, and so anxious to produce the most perfect gun that they were prepared to risk the enmity of their fellow artisans by revealing the secrets of the trade. They also wished to record for posterity, and the benefit of the less skillful their many discoveries. That there was support for their venture from the highest levels is clearly seen by the magnificent title page. John V of Portugal (1689-1750) was a generous patron of the arts and industry during his reign. He used the enormous royal treasury, swollen from the diamond, spice, and gold trade of Portugal's colonies, to bring to Portugal the brilliance of Europe's enlightenment courts. Unfortunately, spectacular mismanagement by his clerical administrators and the catastrophic Lisbon earthquake of 1755 led to an irresistible decline in Portugal's fortunes." (Dis Pater, The Demesne of Dis Pater, Cap. IV, Espiranga Perfeyta, or Ye Perfect Gun, online resources, 2000). COPAC records but six copies, with four located in the United States (Harard Univ.; Yale Univ., Indiana Univ., NY Metropolitan Museum of Arts), one in the British Library and another in Berlin. Only one copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years. Rainer Daehnhardt and W. Keith Neal eds, "Espingarda Perfyta or the Perfect Gun", Sotherby Parke Bernet,London, 1974; James D Lavin, "A history of Spanish Firearms", Herbert Jenkins London, 1965; W. Keith Neal, "Spanish Guns and Pistols", G. Bell and sons, London, 1955. Encadernação fina meia inteira de carneira não contemporânea mais recente. Lombada com 5 divisões, gravada a ouro floreado (4) e título sobre vermelho Marrocos (ligeiro desgaste nas extremidades, ligeiro vestígio de bicho quase imperceptível na zona superior). Miolo impecável, folhas e texto limpos, papel encorpado sem desgaste visível do tempo, ligeira marca de bicho nas primeiras 3 folhas não afectando de modo algum o texto, muito ligeira marca de tinta na página 44. Proveniência José Nogueira Carvalho da Fonseca (inscrição a tinta no verso do Frontispício). Um exemplar espantoso; original muito limpo e bem estimado. PRIMEIRA EDIÇÃO DE UMA DAS PRIMEIRAS E MAIS IMPORTANTES OBRAS DE E SOBRE ESPINGARDARIA. DE GRANDE RARIDADE. Near Fine.

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        Carte Genealogique pour Conduire a L'Historique des Rois du Nord, La Carte de Leurs etats, Leurs Armes et Des Remarques Pour Conduire a L'Intellgience de L'Histoire du Nord

      Very Good. 1718. First Edition. Softcover. Large engraving featuring royal lineage of Scandinavia, as well as two finely illustrated maps: "Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Suede" & "Carte du Royaume de Gothie". Period hand-coloring. 17 in x 40.5 in. ; 17''x 40.5'' .

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        Carta del Golfo del Messico.

      Artist: Kitchen Thomas ( - 1784) London; issued in: ; date: ca 1777 1718 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 31 x 47; - description: map of the Caribbean Islands; -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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        Neu-eröffnete Guldene Kunst-Pforte, Zu Allerhand raren Curiositäten/ Kunst- und Wissenschaften/ Dem Frauen-Zimmer/ vielen Künstlern und Handwerckern/ auch sonsten fast jedermann/ wes Standes er seye/ nützlich und ersprießlich/ Wie aus dem Innhalt aller Materien nach der Vorrede zu ersehen/ Meistens aus selbst-eigener Erfahrung mit grosser Mühe und Fleiß aufgerichtet. Sowie: Der Neu-eröffneten Guldenen Kunst-Pforte, Zu Allerhand raren Curiositäten/ Kunst- und Wissenschaften, Anderer Theil, dem Frauen-Zimmer ...

      2 Bde. Kl.-8. Titel + 12 n.n. + 841 + 65, Titel + 12 n.n. + 576 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit, priv. Lwd. späterer Zeit. Ohne die gestochenen Frontispiz. [Vgl. ADB XV, 80f.] - Ebd. bedarf des Buchbinders, Buchblock fest, ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. mehrfach gestempelt, tlw. etw. stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt. - Beinhaltet die Kapitel zur Firnis, Illuminier-Kunst, Zubereitung von Farben, Grüne, Rote, Gelben, Weiße, Schwarze, Vermischungen und Schattierungen von Farben, Schönfärberei, Leder für Handschuhe zu färben, Gold- und Silber-Arbeiten, Schieß-Künsten, Wünsch-Ruthe, Pulwer-Machern, Pulver-Sätzen, Feuerwercker, wohlriechenden Dingen Öl Balsam Wassern Haar-Buder Seiffen, Zucker-Werck, Methsieden, Wein und Getränck-Künsten, Bier-Künsten, Seiffensieden, Flecken aus Kleidern zu bringen, Seiden-Wurm, Maulwurff, Kräutern Blumen Feldgarten Baum-Künsten, Küchen-Gewächse, Baum-Künste, Mangeln Gebrechen Schäden und Kranckheiten der Bäume, Blumen-Künste, Rosen-Stöcke und Wein-Stock. - Die Zuordnung an Kanold folgt dem GBV. Das Werk erschien ursprünglich 1718 mit dem Monogramm "J. K.". - Bd. 2: Fragmentarisch - Seiten 577-712 sowie Register fehlen, neben dem Frontispiz. Exlibris a. V., leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Ein wirklich privater Einband, gutes Expl.

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

      London: Printed for William and John Innys,, 1718. The Second Edition, Corrected. Octavo (195 x 123 mm). Recent brown half calf, rebacked to style, red label to spine lettered in gilt, original marbled paper sides, edges speckled red. With 12 engraved folding plates. With single leaf of adverts at rear. Contemporary ink inscriptions to 23 pages. Top edge dust toned, minor rubbing to boards, light foxing throughout; an excellent copy. First octavo edition, second issue, second overall edition. The first issue of the second edition was released in 1717. Newton's major work on his corpuscular or emission theory of light, "a work of great authority" (PMM) both on its first publication in 1704 and in the present day. "The Opticks of 1704–6, generalizing the message of the Principia, issued a manifesto of his new programme. The mechanical philosophy with its imagined mechanisms of imagined particles was out. Forces mathematically defined, explaining observed motions in a quantitatively precise manner, formed the centrepiece of Newtonian science. Modern science has shaped itself accordingly. The same Opticks also contained at the end the first full papers in mathematics that Newton made public" (ODNB). The number of queries in this edition was increased to 31, including the "celebrated Query No. 28 on the nature of light". This copy with errata corrected in a contemporary hand on 23 pages.

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        Joannis Veslingii... Syntagma anatomicum commentario atque appendice ex veterum, recentiorum, propriisque observationibus, illustratum, & auctum a Gerardo Leon. Blasio... Cui addita noviter fuit erudita Epistola Georgii Hieronymi Velschii Et Figuris illustrata

      ex typographia Joan. Baptistae Conzatti, 1718. in 8° grande, 26 cm, rilegatura coeva in cartone "alla rustica", titolo manoscritto al dorso; p. (8), 482, (14); doppio frontespizio: il primo inciso da G. Giorgi, rappresenta il gabinetto anatomico di Padova; al secondo marca tipografica (La Pace armata appoggiata ad un albero di olivo entro cornice a motivi vegetali). Dello stesso Giorgi è il ritratto dell'Autore stampato solo sul verso. Fuori testo complessivamente 52 belle tavole anatomiche incise a piena pagina (24 numerate in numeri arabi e le altre in appendice numerate in numeri romani). Alcune numerazioni erronee delle tavole. Leggero alone alle prime 40 carte lontano dal testo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Memoires du Cardinal de Retz

      Second edition. A rare counterfeit of the first edition of a rare rarity that appeared in Nancy in 1717. This edition will also be given in Cologne at David Roger, who seems to be a fictional publisher. Title pages in red and black.Bindings in full brown contemporary brown. Back to Jansenist nerves. Title and tomato pieces in red morocco. The backs are darker. Friction. A tiny hole of worms at the tail of volume I, as well as on the upper bit at the top. Good copy.Paul de Gondi wrote his memoirs at the request of his friends, at the time of his exile, about the age of sixty (about 1675 - 1677), and composed the autobiography of a politician in a contemporary of civil war. Sling. Not content to be a historical testimony of the foremost, the work is among the literary monuments of the eighteenth and memoirs and other autobiographies; by his precise alert style, that of a man of action and intrigues of remarkable intelligence and political ambition always on the alert (always ready to ally himself with those who had betrayed him the day before). His memoirs will constitute a revenge and his last spring of ambition.Ex libris handwritten at the bottom of the title page: A. Germain, parish priest of Reilhac. S.n. Amsterdam 1718 In-16 (8,5x14,7cm) (14) 428pp. et (2) 407pp. et (2) 420pp. 3 volumes reliés

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

      London: R. Knaplock, at the Bishop’s Head 1718 - First Edition of this important treatise on Witchcraft. A survey of a number of cases of alleged witchcraft and examining witch trials. Chapter 5 examines the Salem trials, and condemns Cotton Mather’s conclusions. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt titles to black label on the spine. Two of the leaves are present in a high quality facsimile (p1/2) (with the engraved heading and beginning of the dialogue) and (p117/8) from chapter 8. The rest of the book is in very nice condition. The leather has just a touch of rubbing. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened, but overall in very good shape, with just the occasional stain not affecting the text. The title has a little marking, with a small chip to the corner. xv, [v], 1-270, [ii, ads]. pp [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. Very 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, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      VENEZIA: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1718. rilegato. DISCRETO. 35 51. USATO

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

      Paris: Collombat. 1718. Small quarto. Contemporary full calf, gilt spine with red morocco gilt label, marbled endpapers; pp. [x] + 78 + 96 + [v, contents], 34 plates, engraved headpieces; binding a little bumped to extremities, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, manuscript notes in ink to flyleaf, previous owner's signature to title page, internally very clean and bright, very good. First edition. Louis Joblot (1645-1723) is now overshadowed by his contemporary Leeuwenhoek but was an equally innovative scientist. In this volume, his landmark work and the first French book on microscopical research, he presents his own technical improvements to the microscope, his observations of protozoa and, crucially, his rejection of spontaneous generation. He observed many animalcules for the first time, classifiying them according to shape, and was the leading discoverer of infusoria until 1773, making this book an important document of early microbiology.

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        Wegwyser door de heerlykheid Roosendaal ofte, de Roosendaalsche vermakelykheden.

      Amsterdam, G. van Keulen, 1718: 3rd edition. Original decorated paper covers, in professionally crafted case. 4°, (40)+88 pag. Illustrated with a large (53x59 cm.) bird's eye map of the Roosendaal estate (near Arnhem), and with 19 engravings of the house and gadens, a portrait of Johan van Arnhem, heer van Roosendaal, his coat of arms and a loose portrait of J. d'Outrein. Literature: Nijhoff/Van Hattum 237. B0312.

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        De zegepraalende Vecht, vertoonende verscheidene gesichten van lustplaatsen, heeren huysen en dorpen, beginnende van Uitrecht en met Muyden besluytende. La triomphante Riviere de Vecht [...]. Amsterdam: Wed. Nic. Visscher, 1719.

      "Folio, half perkament, (4) + 16 + (102) + 37 p., ill. Goed exemplaar, 4 prenten (nrs 94a t/m 94 d) opgeplakt, twee tekstbladen voorzien van nieuwe marges. Lit: Hollstein (D. Stoopendaal) 55; Van der Meulen p. 173. R1212"."Eerste uitgave van deze beroemde serie van 102 gezichten aan de Vecht (genummerd 1 t/m 98 en 94 a t/m d). Uitgever was Andries de Leth die werkzaam was voor de Wed. Nic. Visscher. Hij schreef ook de 1 december 1718 gedateerde inleiding van 15 pagina's waarin de 98 prenten kort worden beschreven (de nrs 94 a t/m d komen hier nog niet in voor) en waarin hij meedeelt dat Daniel Stoopendaal (1672-1726) de prenten in dit boek heeft “verkoosen, geteekend en uitgevoerd”. Dan volgt ‘De Vechtzang' door Jan de Regt (pp.15-16) en een lijstje van hofdichten op buitens aan de Vecht (p.16). Een gegraveerde plattegrond van de Vecht (34 x 17,5 cm) opent het prentendeel van het boek, waarna 51 bladen, elk eenzijdig bedrukt met twee gravures, volgen. Het werk wordt besloten met een gedicht “Speelreis langs de Vechtstroom, op de uitgegeevene gezichten van de Zeegenpraalende Vecht” door Claas Bruin (37 pagina's)."

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        Quaestio theologica. Parijs 1718.

      "Diss. Parijs Sorbonne godgeleerdheid 16-2-1718 ; 1 blad zeer groot plano ( 106 x 73 cm , samengesteld uit twee bladen) met gegraveerde allegorische voorstelling waarin ovaal portret van Philippe II, hertog van Orleans en 9, Romeins genummerde, stellingen in het latijn. Gegraveerd door F. Landry naar Anth. Dieu; belettering van C.A. de Berey.;".Opdracht aan Philippe II, hertog van Orleans. N.B. Philippe II van Orleans (1674-1723 ) was in 1718 regent van Frankrijk, wegens de minderjarigheid van Louis XV. Bij een danseres van de opera, Florence Pellerin, had hij een onwettige zoon: Charles de Saint Albin (1698-1764) , die dus in 1718 op twintigjarige leeftijd aan de Sorbonne deze stellingen verdedigde. D.F. Bouthillier de Chavigny was bisschop van Rennes en Doctor theologie aan de Sorbonne.

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        REIS-BESCHRYVING DOOR DE ZUID-ZEE, LANGS DE KUSTEN VAN CHILI, PERU EN BRAZIL OPGESTELT OP EENE REISTOCHT GEDAAN IN DE JAREN 1712, 1713, EN 1714. NEVENS EENE BESCHRYVINGE VAN DE REGERINGE DER YNCAS, KONINGEN VAN PERU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        An account of the fish-pool:

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

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

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

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de l'Académie française dédié au roy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fridrichsburg.

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

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