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        Caerte van de Baey en stadt van Gibraltar.

      1718 - The Hague, Jacob de Jongh, c.1718. 540 x 660mm. Trimmed, corners reinstated, laid on archivist's paper. A broadsheet map of Gibraltar, published at a time of increased tension between Spain and Britain over the Rock. During this time Lord Portmore, governor of Gibraltar 1713-20, greatly improved the defences of the fortress. The title and key are on a letterpress label pasted on.

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

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

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        A Cruising Voyage round the World: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East-Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope. The second edition, corrected

      Andrew Bell, London 1718 - Octavo, with five folding maps including frontispiece; very good in contemporary panelled calf, joints neatly repaired and label renewed; extensive inscriptions to front endpapers and verso of title-page. Dampier, Selkirk and anti-submarine officers of the Great War. Fine second edition, corrected, of this "buccaneering classic" (Hill): the voyage was one of the most important of its kind, and is also significant for being an important insight into the later career of William Dampier, who was the pilot. The book recounts a cruising voyage from 1708-1711, raiding Spanish possessions on the Pacific coast of South America, including a famous attack on the Manila galleon. The book is perhaps best known for the detailed recounting of their rescue of Alexander Selkirk, whose life is described in detail, and which is thought to have been the inspiration for Defoe's {i Robinson Crusoe}. This attractive copy has an intriguing Royal Navy association as several pages, including the verso of the frontispiece map and the title-page, are covered with signatures of serving British naval officers in 1914 and 1915, including one name, that of the "Naval Secretary to the Admiral in Charge", which has been deleted by the censor. Evidently Rogers' book was carried on board several ships on active service against German submarines in the North Sea, and the signatures include those of Rear Admiral Richard Purefoy (flying his flag in the {i Assistance}), Vice Admiral Charles H. Dare, and Rear Admiral Reginald Tupper (who later joined the British fascists). The inscription relating to the submarine-hunter HMY {i Hersilia} is the fullest, reading: 'Lt. Commander and officers of HM Yacht {i Hersilia} north west of Scotland 1914. Mission to hunt submarines and their bases, suspicious ships and destroy mines' followed by the signature of Lieutenant-Commander F. Whitfield and three other officers. The {i Hersilia} was a hired yacht in Royal Naval service from September 1914 until it was wrecked in mid-1916 in the Hebrides.

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        The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play

      London: W. Pearson for the author,, 1718. Quarto (259 × 204 mm). Contemporary tree calf, skilfully rebacked to style, marbled endpapers, red edges. Engraved vignette on title page, engraved and woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. A little light marginal staining, affecting foot of title leaf and occasionally fore-edge margin of some later leaves, otherwise a very good copy, the paper clean, fresh and strong. First edition of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory. His introduction contains an overview of main concepts such as probability, conditional probability, expectation, dependent and independent events, the multiplication rule, and the binomial distribution. The book is dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton, whose priority in the dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the development of infinitesimal calculus de Moivre had defended.

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        Anciennes relations des Indes et de la Chine, de deux voyageurs Mahometans, qui y allerent dans le neuvieme siecle; traduites d' arabe: avec des remarques sur les principaux endroits de ces relations (par E. Renaudot)

      J. B. Coignard, Paris 1718 - Octavo. xxxix, [1], 397, [17] pp. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Some foxing and light browning FIRST EDITION of these two NINTH CENTURY travel descriptions to China and India, translated by Eusebe Renaudot, "one of the greatest Orientalists of his time" (Catholic Encyclopedia). The voyages described herein date from 851 to 877! * "The abbot Eusebe Renaudot (1646-1720), author of this work, is undoubtedly the largest expert of Eastern languages at the end of the XVIIe century, mainly Arabic, Syriac, and Coptic" (Voltaire and China: Exhibition Catalogue, no. 46). * The first "relation" (p. 1-124) is said to be taken down from statements made by a merchant named Sulaiman, the second a continuation of the first, by Hasan Ibn Yazid and Abu Zaid Hasan. - "The written works of Sulaiman had a profound effect on many Arabic and Persian geographers, and are of exceptional importance to the student of early Islamic trade. Many of the places described found their way into the adventures of Sindbad." (Howgego). * "Ces textes tres anciens ont tôt interesse les Europeens: en temoigne cette traduction du debut du 18e siecle. Les deux relations de voyageurs arabes vers la Chine et l'Inde nous font voyager le long des routes que de tous temps les orientaux suivaient pour commercer. Les moeurs et les gouvernements semblent avoir ete les principaux sujets de descriptions pour ces Arabes du 13e siecle; aupres des Chinois et des Indiens" (CRLV). * Early ownership inscription on first blank: "Ch[arles] Chavost" (another book from his library is at Stanford: Virgil, Opera, Paris, 1682) -- Small collector's stamp of "Prof. Dr. Cesar Dubler" on title and last leaf. REFERENCES: Cordier, Sinica III, 1925; Howgego S 190; Cox I, 335; NBG XI, 999; Walravens, China illustrata p. 20. Binding worn, spine a little chipped, but A SOUND AND ATTRACTIVE COPY in its first binding. Preserved in a fitted cloth case Contemporary French sprinkled calf with gilt spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The History of England from the Beginning of the Reign of King Charles the First to the Restoration of King Charles the Second. Volume the Second

      Jacob Tonson, London 1718 - The History of England, From the Beginning of the Reign of King Charles the First to the Restoration of King Charles the Second. Containing the Space of above 35 Years. Volume 2 ONLY, with an index. First edition of this volume (1718). This volume appears to run the reigns of both kings, so exactly what was in Vol. 1 is unclear. Illustrated frontispiece. This is a very large leather-bound volume. Page edges speckled in red. Overall good to very good condition. Pages quite sunned at tops, endpapers a bit faded and stained (especially around edges). Bookplate on PFEP. Binding secure - hinges repaired (with repair somewhat exposed) and cloth spine is probably new. Leather on boards heavily abraded and leather spine appears to have been lost. Corners quite rubbed and worn, some overall shelf wear. Overall an interesting rare item. PLEASE NOTE the size and weight of this item may incur additional shipping costs for customers outside the UK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Explanation, of the famous and renowned glas-work. Or painted windows, in the fine and eminent Church at Gouda. For the use and commodity of both Inhabitants, and Foreigners that come to see this artificial Work.

      Gouda: Printed by John & Andrew Endenburg Priviledged Printers of the City 1718 - First English Edition, 12mo, [32]pp., woodcut of Gouda City Arms on title, with some light browning to upper portion of title, modern boards, a nice copy. A history of the Sint Janskerk cathedral in Gouda, with full descriptions thirty-one stained glass windows. After a disastrous fire in 1552, that destroyed most of the stained-glass windows, the glass painters Dirck and Wouter Crabeth were commissioned to produce new windows. By the year 1555, three years after the fire, the first window was introduced, and by 1603 thirty-one superb stained glass windows had been installed. The cathedral in Gouda now contains the most significant examples of sixteenth-century Dutch stained glass in the Netherlands. Each of the stained glass installations have been analysed in chronological order. Evans, Bibliography of Stained Glass, p.65: the British Library, Bodleian and Huntington copies only in the ESTC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Voyages de Corneille le Brun par la Moscovie,en Perse et aux Indes Orientales.Ouvrage enrichi de plus de 320 tailles douces representant. Palais de Persepolis. On y a ajouté la route qu a suivie mr Isbrants.Ambassadeur de Moscovie et quelques remarques contre Mrs Chardin et Kempfer.

      Amsterdam chez les Freres Wetstein 1718. - 1 edition.2 vols in one.Folio.Portrait,Frontispiece,Preface,3 double page maps,59 double page engravings,17 folding engravings,39 full page,44 engravings half page.468 pgs. original dark brown calf,joints rubbed.A fine copy of one of the most important travellers account of the XVII century.Le Bruyn departed from Holland in 1701 to Archangel.After a short stay he got under way to Moscow where he stayed for a year.During 1703 he started a long trip from Moscow to Persia where he first stayed one year at Isfahan and 3 monthes at Persepolis.This let him to take drawings of the Cuneiform inscriptions and reliefs.Finally departed to Dutch Indies in 1705 returning to Holland in 1708.Le Bruyn is also well known for his travel to the Levant published some years later and largely illustrated. Provenance: Clotz collection.Christies 1994 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        RELATION DE DIVERS VOYAGES FAITS DANS L'AFRIQUE, DANS L'AMERIQUE, & AUX INDES OCCIDENTALES. LA DESCRIPTION DU ROYAUME DE JUDA, & QUELQUES PARTICULARITEZ TOUCHANT LA VIE DU ROY REGNANT. LA RELATION D'UNE ISLE NOUVELLEMENT HABITÉE DANS LE DÉTROIT DE MALACA EN ASIE, & L'HISTOIRE DE DEUX PRINCES DE GOLCONDE

      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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        RELATION DE DIVERS VOYAGES FAITS DANS L'AFRIQUE, DANS L'AMERIQUE, & AUX INDES OCCIDENTALES. LA DESCRIPTION DU ROYAUME DE JUDA, & QUELQUES PARTICULARITEZ TOUCHANT LA VIE DU ROY REGNANT. LA RELATION D'UNE ISLE NOUVELLEMENT HABITÉE DANS LE DÉTROIT DE MALACA EN ASIE, & L'HISTOIRE DE DEUX PRINCES DE GOLCONDE.

      Paris: Claude Jombert, . 1718 - [10],352,[4]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt medallion on boards, spine gilt, 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.

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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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        PHARMACOPOEIA OFFICINALIS & EXTEMPORANEA

      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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        L'AMOUR AU THEATRE ITALIEN.

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

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        Phalaridos akragantinon tyrannou epistolae. Phalaridis agrigentinorum tyranni epistolae, ex MSS recensuit versione annotationibus & vita insuper authoris donavit Car. Boyle ex aede Christi.

      e typographeo clarendoniano, impensis S. Fletcher 1718 - - e typographeo clarendoniano, impensis S. Fletcher, Oxonii (Oxford) 1718, In 8 (12,5x20cm), (16) 154pp. (6), Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition bilingue (grec et latin), après la première de 1695, à Oxford, chez un autre éditeur illustrée d'un frontispice (signé M. Burg) montrant un supplicié que l'on enferme dans un taureau en métal chauffé par en dessous, c'est le célèbre taureau d'airain qui aurait été utilisé par le tyran d'Agrigente Phalaris (570-554 av. J.C.). le texte en grec occupe la plus grande partie de la page, et la traduction se distribue en dessous, comme de larges notes. Bonne impression. Une belle vignette de titre représentant le théâtre Sheldon à Oxford. La préface et la vie de Phalaris sont en latin. La version latine est de Thomas Naogeorgus (or Kirchmeyer). Rare reliure mosaïquée en veau moucheté d'époque havane. Dos à nerfs janséniste muet. Plats frappés à froid de plusieurs encadrements avec fleurons angulaires. Belle et élégante reliure, peu commune. Un petit accroc en tête, quelques frottements mais bel exemplaire. L'auteur ne serait pas le véritable Phalaris, le tyran d'Agrigente, mais un secrétaire de l'empereur Commode, qui aurait ainsi réhabilité la figure et la cruauté du tyran. Ex libris gravé du XIXe, Sir George Shuckburg bar. (16) 154pp. (6) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Publii Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri Comoediae sex recte tandem captui juventutis accomodatae oder deutliche und nach dem Begriff der Jugend endlich recht eingerichtete Erklärung des Publii Terentii, eines Comici ; Comoediae ; nebst einer Vorrede von Lesung der Heydnischen Auctorum, sodann einem Vorbericht von des Terentii Leben u. Schrifften, desgleichen von den Comoedien und Tragoedien der alten Griechen u. Roemer, teutschen Summarien u. dazu gehörigen vollkommenen Registern nach Art des durch Em. Sincerum edirten Corn. Nepos u. Q. Curtii an das Licht gegeben ; Deutliche und nach dem Begriff der Jugend endlich recht eingerichtete Erklärung des Publii Terentii

      Kühtz, Augspurg Augsburg 1718 - Lederband, kl.-8°, Doppeltitel, Frontispiz, 13 Blatt, 907 Seiten und 2 Seiten Terentius Afer, Publius ; Nepos, Cornelius ; Emanuel Sincerum [ d. i. Schneider, Esaias] vgl. Holzmann - Bohatta Deutsches Pseudonymen Lex. S. 261 ; Kuehtze, Paul de 500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The State of Physick: and of diseases; with an inquiry into the causes of the late increase of them: but more particularly of the Small-Pox. With some considerstions upon the new practive of purgeing in that disease. etc etc.

      T. Horne and R. Wilkins, London 1718 - 8vo. Pp, (viii), 274, 10. 2 page list of the author's other books. Full contemporary calf, blind-stamped. Raised bands. The binding is very rubbed and worn. Head and foot of spine worn with loss. Front board holding on its cords. Internally quite clean except the leaves of a pulled gathering - pp147-158, which have been soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Nouvelle Carte de Scandinavie ou des Etats du Nord Dressee sur les Observations les Plus Nouvelles des Meilleurs Geographes avec les Armes des Provinces de la Suede et des Tables Tres Instructives.

      1718 - Amsterdam, 1718. Coloured. 500 x 590mm. Includes Finland, the Baltics & northwestern Russia; 34 provincial coats of arms at sides

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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..

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        EXAMEN DU TRAITE DE LA LIBERTÉ DE PENSER. DISCOURS SUR LA LIBERTÉ DE PENSER, ET DE RAISONNER SUR LES MATIERES LES PLUS IMPORTANTES, ECRIT Á L'OCASIÓN DE L'ACROISSEMENT D'UNE NOUVELLE SECTE D'ESPRITS FORTS. OU DE GENS QUÍ PENSENT LIBREMENT

      - Amsterdam. Chez (Imp.) L'Honoré & Chatelain. 1718. 16.5x10 cm. Portada a dos tintas y Emblema+2h.+202 págs. Traduit de l'Anglois. Encuadernado juntos. Londres. 1717. 2ª edic. révuë & corrigée. XVI + 261 págs.+1h. plena piel época, nervios, tejuelolomo y cantos con hierros, cortes tintados, cinta de seda, guardas al agua. Dos obras juntas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle carte geographique du Royaume Dannemarc avec unte table des villes les plus remarquables.

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

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        Traité general des accouchemens. Qui instruit de tout ce qu'il faut faire pour être habile Accoucheur

      Charles Maurice d'Houry, Paris 1718 - 8º, 1 retrato del autor grabado por Daudet, XV p., 408 p., grabados. Plena piel época, nervios, lomo con pequeñas restauraciones. Completo tratado de obstetricia, con todas las noticias referentes a la gestación y el parto, acompañado de láminas.

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        Oeuvres. avec des eclaircissemens historiques, donnez par lui-meme. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée de diverses remarques enrichie de figures gravées par Bernard Picard.

      chez David Mortier,, A Amsterdam, 1718 - Due volumi in-folio (cm. 38), pp. (4) xviii (4) 450; (4) vii (1) 370 (22). Entrambi i frontespizi in rosso e nero, antiporta allegorica al primo volume, ritratto ripiegato della Principessa di Galles, ulteriore frontespizio figurato e 6 belle tavole fuori testo corrispondenti a "Le Lutrin". Il testo è inoltre decorato da molti capolettera, grandi finali, le carte sono interamente incorniciate da un'elegante greca. Esemplare internamente genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche leggera arrossatutra. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con dorsi a nervi e tagli colorati. Piatti un po' lisi e dorsi con evidenti mancanze (da restaurare). Stimata edizione, assai celebrata dalle bibliografie specializzate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Characters of Vertues and Vices: In Two Bookes. [Bound with:] Budgell, Eustace, translator. The Characters of Theophrastus. Translated from the Greek . . .

      London: Printed by Melch. Bradwood, for Eleazer Edgar and Samuel Macham, 1608 [Hall]; London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1718 [Budgell]. - The first book in English fashioned after the character-writings of the Greek philosopher Theophrastus, and the beginning of what became a popular genre for English authors of the 17th and 18th centuries, among them Donne, Overbury, Earle, Braithwaite and Stephens. Hall's work, attractively printed with woodcut borders and decorations, examines in concise sketches the nature of humility, patience, true-friendship, the busy-body, the superstitious, the inconstant, the distrustful, the flatterer, the vainglorious, the envious, etc. In addition to character-writing, Hall (1574-1656) was responsible for other important literary innovations, including Juvenalian satire. The Budgell translation, with a biographical introduction about Theophrastus, appropriately and interestingly compliments the Hall. 2 vols in 1, small 8vo, 18th century quarter vellum, marbled sides, red leather label, gilt lettering. Engraved frontis portrait to the Budgell. STC 12648a, the second of three printings [Hall]; Murphy, Bibliography of English Character Books, pages 11-12; and see Boyce, The Theophrastan Character in England, pages 122-135. The Hall lacks the first and final blanks; title on the Hall trimmed a little close at the top margin, but not touching the printing; some smudges and stains in the text; very good copy. First edition of the Hall; third edition of the Budgell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Noribergensis sive Catalogus Plantarum in Agro Noribergensi tam sponte nascentium, quam exoticarum . Noribergae, apud Petr.

      - Conr. Monath, 1718. 4to. pp. (20), 407, (3), with 25 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. Nissen BBI, 2079. "At the turn of the century Johann Georg Volckamer (1662-1744), a wealthy merchant of Nuremberg with a fine garden, produced his 'Flora Noribergensis', Nuremberg 1700, with 25 illustrations 16 of which depict Cape plants; among them is probably the first illustration of the large and difficult genus, Hermannia" (Gunn & Codd. Botanical exploration of Southern Africa, p. 62). The second edition of this rare local flora of Nurenberg, including many plants from America, Africa and the Orient. J.G. Volckamer was according to Ferchl the son of J.C. Volckamer, the author of "Nürnbergische Hesperides". Father and son established the famous botanical garden in their home town. Some slight browning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoria fiorentina. coll'aggiunta di Giochetto Malespini e la Cronica di Giovanni Morelli

      nella Stamperia di S.A.R., per Gio: Gaetano Tartini e Santi Franchi,, In Firenze, 1718 - Cm. 21,5, pp. xxxxviii, 378. Bella vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio con veduta di Firenze. Leg. del tempo in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Manca l'occhietto, peraltro bell'esemplare a carte candide e pieni margini. Storia di Firenze dall'edificazione al 1281 tradizionalmente attribuita al duecentesco Ricordano Malispini; l'aggiunta del nipote Giochetto giunge sino al 1286. Quest'edizione "ebbe fama d'essere collazionata con buoni testi. La Cronaca di Giovanni Morelli, qui pubblicata per la prima volta, venne frequentemente adoprata dai Vocabolaristi. È in lingua bellissima" (Gamba, 637). Moreni (vol. II pp. 14-15) la cita come l'edizione più completa ed esatta. Cfr. anche Brunet, III, 1337 e Graesse, IV, 351. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Martyrologium magnum. Oder il cudesch grand dels martyrs. Il qual contegna. La historia dellas persecutions dalla baselgia u. dels martyrs oder pardüttas da Jesu Christi, cun lur excellentes confessions, discuors u. disputations (.) in Germania, Francia, Anglia, Scotia, Hybernia, Brabant, Italia, Hispania, Portugal u. America etc. (.) Part prima (alles Erschienene).

      Ludovico C. Janet u. Johan Janet,, Strada in Engadina Bassa, 1718 - Strada in Engadina Bassa, Ludovico C. Janet u. Johan Janet, 1718. Gross-8°. (20), 556 (recte 557) S. Lederbd. d. Zt. mit 1 Metallschliesse (etwas fleckig u. lädiert). Bautz XX, Sp. 1222-1223. Erste von Riola ins Rätoromanische übersetzte Ausgabe von "Le livres des martyrs" des verfolgten Märtyrer-Protestanten Jean Crespin, das von Paul Crocius übersetzt wurde und 1606 als "Grosses Martyrbuch" erschien. Conradin Riola (gest. 1743) war reformierter Pfarrer des Freistaates der Drei Bünde, zuerst in Sent, dann in Ftan. Er verfasste theolog. Schriften in rätoromanischer Sprache und gab die brisanten Werke von Sleidanus heraus, in denen dieser die Stände des Reichs zum Kampf gegen den Papst und die Türken aufrief. - Gelenke des Einbandes am Fuss durch Wurmfrass über 4 cm geplatzt. Eine Schliesse ausgerissen. - S. 7 mit altrestauriertem Einriss. S. 248 u. 249 fleckig, Buchblock angebrochen. S. 554 Buchblock angebrochen. Durchgehend gebräunt u. stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Titelseite stärker fingerfleckig u. mit 3 cm Einriss. Sprache: Rätoromanisch / Rhaeto-Romanic Lederbd. d. Zt. mit 1 Metallschliesse

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        TWO MAPS OF THE FRENCH ANTILLES] Insulae Antillae Franciae Inferiores commentariis manuscriptis et variis navigantium observationibus descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio. Editore Christophoro Weigelio Noribergae. [With] Insulae Antillae Franciae Superiores cum Vicinis Insulis ex Commentariis Manuscriptis et Varus Navigantium Observationibus descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio. Editore Christophoro Weigelio Norib.

      Christoph Weigel, Nuremberg 1718 - Nuremberg: Christoph Weigel, 1718. Copper engraved maps, period outline hand colored. Printed image size each 32x36 cm (12 ½ x 14 in). "Superiores" map with mild foxing, otherwise very good wide margined maps. The maps are most likely from "Schul- und Reisen Atlas" (Nuremberg, together with Johann David Koehler, 1718; 140 maps). Each map is complete with its own borders, but the compass rose is split between the two maps. These map include the Islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada. Christoph (the Elder) Weigel was a goldsmith, engraver, illustrator and publisher with Johann David Koehler, who had settled in Nuremburg in 1698. Tooley Mapmakers vol. Q-Z, p.367.

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        Institutiones Juris Naturae et Gentium, ad Methodum Hugonis Grotti Conscriptae a Philippo Reinhardo Vitriario; JCto & Antecessore. Accedit Johannis Francisci Buddei

      Fridericum Zaitlerum 1718 - (OE61) - Magdeburgicae - Historia Juris Naturalis, ut & Synopsis Juris Naturalis & Gentium juxta disciplinam Ebraeorum - [10]584p - [32] [96]p. - Encuadernado en pergamino - Título a dos colores - Hojas oscurecidas - Buen estado

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

      J. Bowyer, et al., London 1718 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature

      London: Ackermann's Repository of the Arts, 1817 or 1819. Paper pastedown onto boards. Very Good. Folio. 30 hand-colored plates plus title page vignette. Title page gives 1817 as publication date, and plates are watermarked 1817, but front pastedown label gives date of 1819. 14.5 by 10.5 inches. 37 by 27 cm. With original publisher's boards and label.Rebacked with matching cloth. Boards are soiled and scuffed, with red surface paper rubbed off along edges and corners. Still attractive binding. Scattered light foxing and soiling within, but overall impression is of clean and fresh. One plate with tiny pinprick hole.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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