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        Quijancho (NOTE: Better known as Don Quixote)

      Limited edition of 2300, of which this is 1718.   Language:  Spanish.  Beautiful brown leather-bound hardcover with 3 raised bands on the spine and an integral brass latch with a twisting lock mechanism.  A modest bump/dent to the head of the cover spine.  Back cover a bit warped, not perfectly flat (see photo).  Back cover has a small (no more than 1 cm.) crack in the leather towarards the bottom right (see photo).  Back cover also has a few small black scuffs/marks (see photo).  Overall the cover has some general rubbing with some subtle lines/scratches from storage and past contact against other books; however, the cover is still very attractive and should become more uniform with age.  A tiny nick to the front pastedown (endpaper) at the edge right next to the back of the brass latch.  Pages and illustrations are clean, unmarked, and in very good shape.  241 pages, 33 x 25 cm.From the colophon page:  ESTE LIBRO SE ACABO DE IMPIMIR EN LOS ULTIMOS DIAS DEL MES DE NOVIEMBRE DEL ANO 1997 EN LOS TALLERES DE SAN GERMAN DE MADRID, SOBRE PAPEL TINTORETTO CREMA DE 140 GRAMOS.  HA SIDO ENCUADERNADO A HILO VEGETAL CON TAPAS DE CUERO NATURAL, EN EDICION NUMERADA Y UNICA DE 2300 EJEMPLARES.  PARA LA EDICION DE LOS TEXTOS SE HAN UTILIZADO VARIAS VERSIONES DE LA OBRA DE CERVANTES 'DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA', CON ESPECIAL MENCION A LA SEGUNDA EDICION QUE HIZO DE LA MISMA MARTIN DE RIQUER EN EL ANO 1950.  LAS ILLUSTRRACIONES HAN SIDO REPRODUCIDAS EN PAPEL RIVOLI MARFIL DE 120 GRAMOS, Y ESTAN SACADAS DE LOS GRABADOS QUE SE RECOGEN EN LA EDICION DE 1863 QUE REALIZO EL IMPRESOR TOMAS GORCHS, EN BARCELONA, Y QUE SON ORIGINALES DE DIVERSOS AUTORES Y GRABADORES.NOTE:  More photos have been taken and are available on request.

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      London, printed for J. Warner, and T. Batley, 1718.. With a description of the said island: giving an account of the inhabitants, their manners, customs, religion, product, chief ports, and trade. Together with the re-establishment of the English trade there, an. 1714, after our factory had been destroyed by the Banjareens some years before. Also a description of the islands of Canary, Cape Verd, Java, Madura; of the Streights of Bally, the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots, the island of St. Helena, Ascension, &c. With some remarks and directions touching trade, &c. The whole very pleasant and useful to such as shall have occasion to go into those parts. Illustrated with several curious maps and cuts. FIRST EDITION 1718. 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, 2 engraved maps, 1 folding, 5 engraved plates, 2 folding, pages [16], 205, [3] - adverts, complete with half-title, bound in modern rust brown crushed morocco, blind ruled border to covers, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine just slightly faded, covers just very slightly marked, neat name and date 1949 on front endpaper, faint early initials and small 'withdrawn' ink library stamp on half-title, tiny piece missing from 1 corner, a few small pale stains to margins, some lower margins lightly spotted including 1 plate, tiny chip to 2 upper margins, neatly repaired, 1 folding map lightly foxed, affecting adjacent text page also, 3 pale fox spots to another plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Beeckman was captain of an English merchant ship trading for the East India Company and here relates his observations on a trip made in 1713. The work is described by Cox as "an unusually interesting and well-written volume of travels. On the way from Borneo the author visited the Cape of Good Hope, and gives a lengthy account of the country and the Hottentots. In his description of Borneo he speaks of the 'Oran-Ootan' the most remarkable animal there". (Travel, Volume I, page 286). This was the first European reference to the Orang-utan which is depicted in one of the plates. See: The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 350. Edward Godfrey Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 286, reference 1719. Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, section E8 East India Company page 338. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London, J. Bowyer at the Rose in Ludgate Street, H. Clements at the Half-Moon, and W. and J. Innys at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1718.. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION 1718, large paper edition, divided into 12 books, with a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History, by Aaron Thompson. 8vo, approximately 225 x 130 mm, 8 4/5 x 5 inches, pages: (1), cxi, (1), 16 unnumbered pages of subscribers (listing Sir Isaac Newton Kt as a subscriber), 401, (1) plus 53 unnumbered pages including index and errata on final page, attractive historiated head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, bound in full gilt panelled burgundy morocco, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, lettered gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Upper corners of binding very slightly bumped, minute split at top of upper hinge, tiny rub to fore-edge of upper cover, 2 tiny scrapes to leather surface at lower corner of lower cover, a few minor marks, small bookplate of Sir Henry Bedingfeld on front pastedown, signature of E. Bedingfeld at top of title page who is on the subscribers' list as Lady Elizabeth Boyle, a few fox spots to margins of first 6 leaves, some light brown splashing to pages 46/47, no loss of legibility, a couple of small ones on pages 54/55 and 60/61, small brown mark on text on page 118, no loss, some offsetting from head- and tailpieces onto text, very occasional pale mark to margins, otherewise a very good tight clean copy. Containing an early narrative of the life of King Arthur and Merlin's prophecies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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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        Voyages ... par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales

      Amsterdam: Chez les Freres Wetstein, 1718. 2 volumes, small folio. (13 x 8 inches). Half-title in volume II, titles printed in red and black. Vol 1: engraved portrait of the author by G. Valck after G. Kneller, engraved allegorical frontispiece by B. Picart, dedication with engraved headpiece, 3 engraved double-page maps, 111 engraved plates (numbered 1-110, plus 1 unnumbered) on 52 sheets (29 double-page, 7 folding), 24 engraved illustrations within the text (illustration on p. 164 pasted on slip as issued). Vol 2: 162 engraved plates (numbered 111-262, plus 10 unnumbered) on 56 sheets (33 double-page, 9 folding), 20 engraved illustrations within the text. (A few plates shaved at margin, some plates bound out of order). 18th-century calf, nicely rebacked retaining the original lettering pieces, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, lettering pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition in French of Le Bruyn's important illustrated account of his voyage to Russia, Persia, India and Java. In his first expedition of 1674, Dutch traveller and painter Cornelius Le Bruyn remained in the Levant for seven years, travelling principally in Asia Minor, Syria, the Holy Land and Egypt. On his return, he published his Voyages au Levant, and encouraged by its success, undertook a second, more far-reaching expedition. "In 1701, Le Bruyn started on the second of his journeys taking a ship to the country of the Samoyeds ... and then proceeding to Moscow. Travelling by way of Asia Minor, he arrived in Persia where he remained for the years 1704-05. Leaving Persia he proceeded [by ship] to India [stopping at Cochin], Ceylon and the East Indies [i.e. Batavia]. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia between 1706 and 1707 and describing the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargades" (Howgego). The numerous finely engraved illustrations include large folding panoramas of Moscow and Isfahan, views of Astrakhan, and the antiquities at Persepolis and many of the forts encountered on his journey, as well as portraits of native peoples, and depictions of the flora, fish, birds, animals etc. Of particular note are Le Bruyn's description and images of the Samoyeds and their country, among the earliest for the region. Le Bruyn also gives an account of an encounter with William Dampier in Batavia, and describes the route taken by Everard Ysbrants Ides, the Danish Russian ambassador to China. Brunet III:911 (calls for 262 plates based on the numbering of the plate list which does not include the unnumbered plates); Chadenat II, 5085; Chahine 2078; Cohen-de Ricci 610; Lipperheide Kaa 6 (calls for 128 plates and 45 engraved illustrations); Howgego B177.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Opticks: Or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light

      London: W. And J. Innys, 1718. [8], 382pp, [2]. Contemporary calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, covers in panel style, with flower head corner pieces and a darkened inner panel surrounded by a semi-circle tool in blind. New title label to second panel, corners bumped and worn, rubbed to extremities. Internally lightly browned, small worm track to bottom margin from start through to about signature K, burn mark to S1, catching text but not affecting sense. Previous owners name to title (Northberwick - Sir Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick). Complete with twelve folding plates. The second edition, second issue, with the title dated 1718 (though it does have the leaf of advertisements and measures 20cm in height - as per Babson 133). The second edition has an extra fifteen queries, "including the celebrated Query no. 28 on the nature of light" (Babson). Babson 134. Second Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        A Methodical Treatise Concerning Bills of Exchange

      Edinburgh - John Mosman, 1718 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare copy of the first treatise published in Scotland concerning Bills of Exchange. Second edition, corrected and improved with large additions. Extended title reads Is an Account of the Rise and Progress of Exchange; the Nature and Kinds of it explained; the prevailing Custom of Merchants, illustrated and confirm'd from Civil Law; the Authority of Lawyers and Writers Ancient and Modern; foreign Statutes and Sentences of Courts; Scottish and English Acts of Parliament; and Decisions of the Lords of Session; and all curious and useful Cases, Questions and Controversies, touching Bills fairly stated and discussed, according to the Analogy of the Law of Scotland: With indent comparative Views of the Laws and Customs of England, and other Countries. For the Benefit of the English, our Law Terms are explain'd by these equipollent in their Law. Recorded by William Fobes professor of law in the University of Glasgow. Condition: In original calf binding with gilt borders to the spine and front board. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities. Both boards are held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound clean throughout, with light marginal age toning. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Nouvelle Histoire de France: Depuis le Commencement de la Monarchie, Jusques a la Mort de Louis XIII. In three volumes

      Paris - Claude Robustel, 1718 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarcecopy of this early history of France from the commencement of the monarchy to the death of Louis VIII. First Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece and vignette titles. Including illustrated head pieces, tail pieces, andcapitals. Table for the reigns of kings to the rear of volumes I and II. With a section on the Table manners and customs of the French during different times of the monarchy. With a section on great officers, whose function was related to the state, and a table of great officers to the rear of volume III. Louis Legendre (16551733), was a French historian. Born at Rouen (Normandy) to poor parents, Legendre owed the benefit of an education to Francois de Harlay de Champvallon, the archbishop of his native city, whom he followed to Paris, where he received a canonicat at Notre Dame. He then went on to become abbot of Clairfontaine. Legendre's style has been described as elegant, correct, and his criticism judicious and impartial. The facts he recounts are always backed up by convincing evidence. Legendre was the first benefactor of the Academie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Rouen. He also founded the competitive examination prize for the Paris colleges. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn with loss. All boards are held by the cords only except one which is detached but present. Firmly bound. Remarkably bright for the age of this set, andlargely clean,nothing buta few spots and small spill-burns to volume I, a few marginal tidemarks and spots to volume III, with larger tidemarkswith mould throughoutvolume II. Small copperplate ink note to versos of front free-endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Geistliche Stadt Gottes / Mirackul Seiner Allmacht / und Abgrund der Gnad. Göttliche History und Leben / Der Mutter Gottes unser Frauen und Königin Mariae, ....dritter Druck + Kurzer Lebensbegriff Der würdigen Mutter Schwester Maria von Jesu / Abbtissin

      Augspurg und Dillingen., Johann Caspar Bencard., 1718. 2 Volumes, 21 x 18 cms, # Engraved frontispiece, ( 68 ), 1- 430, ( viii ), 1- 408, # Engraved portrait of Maria von Jesu, Abbtissin des Convents von der unbefleckten Empfängnus in der Stadt Agreda, (8 ), 1- 219 + # ( 2 ), 1- 86. + # ( 8 ), 1- 576, # ( 8 ), 1- 258, 1-264 pages. Frontispiece wear tears, ren-enforced in margins, first leaves and last of both volumes with waterspots in upper corner. Wormholes. Contemp. blindstamped calf on wooden boards. Insignae; IHS. Calf very dry. Wear at edges, corners and tops of spines. Tops of spines with some losses. Covers with wormholes and parts eaten by mice. Etiquets on spines. 4 Contemp. brass clasps, still working. Old owners entries; Sigillum Bound as follows; # erste Theil, 1. + 2. Buch. # ander Theil, 3. + 4. Buch. # Lebensbegriff mit Datum 1717. # ander Theil Fortzetzung, 5. + 6. Buch. # dritter Theil, 7. + 8. Buch. KEYWORDS: devotio theology.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Phaedri, Aug. Liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V. Cum integris Commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii, Nic. Rigaltii, Is. Neveleti, Nic. Heinsii, Joan. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, & excerptis aliorum. Curante Petro Burmanno.

      - Trajecti ad Rhenum (Utrecht), Apud Guilielmum vande Water, 1718.2 parties en un fort volume in-8 : 31 ff dont un beau frontispice gravé historié et la page de titre, 368 pp. // 258 pp. , puis 35 ff. et pp 369 à 398 de la première partie reliés en désordre ; une figure gravée dans le texte (inscriptions manuscrites sur un feuillet de garde blanc liminaire, un feuillet détaché - des feuillets ont été assemblés en désordre par le relieur, cela à partir de la page 368 mais néanmoins sans manque de texte - menus défauts de papier). en un volume plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse orné de fleurons, plats ornés de deux blasons, et fleurons dorés en écoinçons (ors du dos disparus, traces de liens - vélin ancien). Malgré des feuillets assemblés en désordre par le relieur, bon exemplaire de cette édition d'Utrecht dans une BELLE RELIURE HOLLANDAISE EN VELIN IVOIRE AUX PLATS ORNES DE DEUX BLASONS DORES (L'UN A L'AIGLE BICEPHALE, L'AUTRE AU LION PASSANT) SUSPENDUS A UNE BRANCHE. DES PHOTOGRAPHIES NUMERIQUES SONT DISPONIBLES PAR E-MAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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        Monasticon Anglicanum: or, The History of the Ancient Abbies, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their Dependencies, in England and Wales: also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French monasteries as in any manner relate to those in England

      England...Illustrated with the Original Cuts of the Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Habits of the Religious and Military Orders...the Whole Corrected, and Supplied with many Useful Additions, by an Eminent Hand [John Stevens]. Engraved frontis. & 151 engraved plates (some folding). Titles printed in red & black. Four parts in three vols. Large folio (442 x 278 mm.), cont. red morocco (corners & headcaps a bit worn, minor rubbing to joints), triple gilt fillet round sides, spines elaborately gilt, a.e.g. London: R. Harbin et al., 1718-22-23-23. A magnificent large-paper set, with a very distinguished provenance (see below), magnificently bound in contemporary red morocco. Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum (1st ed.: 1655-73) "gave the history of the various orders in England, and an account of all the individual monasteries. The surviving foundation charters, and charters relating to the growth of the monastery, were printed in full, and all known benefactions of land made to the monastery were set down. Monasticon Anglicanum established for the first time the importance of charters as a primary source for the writing of medieval history, and as a source for understanding the legal practice of earlier centuries and aspects of the feudal system relating to conditions of tenure. Equally it established for the first time since the Reformation the importance of monasteries and the scale of their territorial possessions. In Elizabethan and Jacobean times monasteries had been a reviled institution, associated only with superstition, idleness, and all the faults of the old religion...Dugdale established monastic history as a legitimate subject of study... "Editions of Dugdale's work continued to appear after his death as scholars polished and quarried his researches. His place in the annals of historical scholarship is an honourable one. His speciality was the retrieval of factual information relating to the great institutions of the middle ages: the monasteries, the legal system, and the aristocracy. The scale of his operations was greater than any previous endeavour, and its achievements were astonishing, especially in view of the disorder of the records from which he worked. Monasticon Anglicanum opened up a new area of historical research, and provided the foundations for such future investigations."-ODNB (for Dugdale). This edition in English, edited and enlarged by John Stevens (ca. 1662-1726), was "followed by a two-volume supplement (1722-3), containing some 500 additional monastic charters in English translation. It improved on Dugdale by covering the mendicant orders and including biographical accounts of monastic writers, and for the first time it treated pre- and post-Reformation monastic history as a continuum. Stevens did not attempt the task of historical interpretation (partly to avoid the charge of Catholic bias), and his presentation of the documents in English translation rather than in the original Latin did not please the academic purists (such as Thomas Hearne), but these criticisms are outweighed by the scale of his single-handed achievement as a collector of scattered material who opened up the monastic past to a non-professional readership."-ODNB (for Stevens). A fine set. The MacCarthy-Reagh (sale 1815, lots 4134-35 to Debure) -- Duc de Noailles (bookplate, sale 1835, lot 376) -- Rosebery (bookplate) -- Lynde (bookplate) -- McLaughlin (sale 7 October 1980, lot 1691) -- Breslauer (sale 27 & 28 June 2005, lot 968) set. .

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

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        Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chlo?

      nbsp;Paris, 1718 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce 'Regent' edition of Daphnis et Chlo, with illustrations from Benoit Audran and Philippe Charles d'Orlans. Bound in the original leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Scarce. A very important work, of which only 250 copies were said to have been printed. Here in the original leather binding and exceptional unrestored condition. The plates are engraved by Benoit Audran after Phillipe d'Orleans, Regent of France from 1715, under the instructionof Coypel in 1714, with the frontis after Coypel himself. Without 'des Petits Pieds' from the 1728 edition which sometimes is bound in later but is not meant to be in the original first edition as it was suppressed until 1728. This is clearly the original binding and is untouched. Collated, complete. With 'Bibliotheque de Mr A. Houbigant' bookseller labels on the front and rear pastedowns. Daphnis and Chlo is the only known work of the 2nd century AD Greek novelist and romancer Longus. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral, its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealized world. Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances. Longus was a Greek novelist and romancer, and author of Daphnis and Chlo. Very little is known of his life, and it is assumed that he lived on the isle of Lesbos, the setting for Daphnis and Chloe, during the 2nd century AD. It has been suggested that the name Longus is merely a misinterpretation of the last word of Daphnis and Chloe's original title in the Florentine manuscript. If his name was really Longus, he was probably a freedman of some Roman family which bore that name as a cognomen. Benoit Audran, 1661 - 1721, was a French artist and engraver, from a family of French artists. Philippe Charles d'Orlans, petit-fils de France, Duke of Orlans, 1674 1723, was a member of the royal family of France and served as Regent of the Kingdom from 1715 to 1723. He was known from birth under the title of Duke of Chartres. Named regent of France for Louis XV until he attained his majority in February 1723, the era of his de facto rule was known as the Regency. His life was marked by a military, political and courtly career. He is referred to historically as le Rgent. The city of New Orleans, in Louisiana, U. S. , is named after him. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are just starting but still firm. There is some mid wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are clean and bright, with only the very occasional spot, most prominent in the first few pages. Overall the condition is very good indeed and totally unrestored..

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        Septem linguarum Calepinus. Hoc est lexicon latinum, Variarum linguarum interpretatione adjecta. Editio postrema, 2 voll. in 1 tomo

      ex Typographia Seminarii apud Joannem Manfrè 1718 2 voll. rilegati insieme, in folio (cm 34x 23), pp. 12 nn., 1128, 52 di "Addenda et Mutanda" e "Verba barbara", 116 di "Vocabolario italiano e latino... accresciuto, purgato e ridotto a miglior ortografia Per uso delle scuole di grammatica", prefaz. di Jacobo Facciolati; solida p/perg. coeva, tagli spruzzati; 3 grandi marche tip. differenti con fenice su fiamme rivolta al sole nascente e motto, in rosso e nero entro cornice barocca al front. del 1° vol., entro fiori e foglie alla fine del 1° vol., entro ghirlanda sorretta da putti al front. del 2° vol.; alcuni grandi capil. e testatine. L'opera del Calepino fu utilizzata per ogni tipo di traduzione e considerata punto di riferimento per il passaggio dal glossario al vero e proprio dizionario. Mancanza riparata all'angolo sup. dell'occhietto e lievi fior.; vedi: Graesse II, 15, che la ritiene la migliore ediz.; OPAC Bibl. Universitaria di Sassari. Buon esemplare ben conservato. 090/22

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        Opera Omnia quae quidem magna adhibita diligentia clligi potuerunt. Curantibus Jo. Antonio J.U.D. et Caietano Vulpiis bergomensibus fratribus.

      Patavii, Josephus Cominus Vulpiorum Aere, 1718. 1718 In-4° (290x210mm), pp. (10), XLVIII, 431, (1) di errata, legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa, filetti e fiorellini in oro al dorso. Tagli marmorizzati. Impresa tipografica al titolo, bel ritratto del Navagero inciso su rame all'antiporta da Alessandro Dalla Via, testatine, finaletti ed iniziali istoriate incise in xilografia. Precede la vita del Navagero scritta da Giovanni Antonio Volpi. Bellissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Prima edizione completa, nonché primo libro impresso dal Comino, delle opere latine e volgari del Navagero (Venezia, 1483-ivi, 1529), bibliotecario di San Marco, storiografo ufficiale della Serenissima e ambasciatore a Madrid ed in Francia. Contiene le orazioni funebri latine per Bartolomeo Liviano e per Leonardo Lauretano, le epistole latine a papa Leone X, al Bembo, al Sadoleto, al Glorierio ed altre epistole indirizzate al Navagero da Aldo Manuzio e da vari umanisti, "lezioni" filologiche sulle opere di Ovidio, i "Carmina", il dialogo "Naugerius sive de Poetica" (compendio delle concezioni estetiche dell'autore), le rime volgari e, infine, il "Viaggio in Ispagna e in Francia" (pp. 343-419). Annota il Federici: "Questo fu il primo libro che si principiò a stampare nella cominiana. Ma se ne intermise la stampa per compiacere Morgagni e Poleni.. Questa edizione.. è assai bella e fatta con somma diligenza e perfezione". Federici, 71/1. Brunet, IV, 22-23: "édition.. assez belle et faite avec soin". Graesse, IV, 650. Olschki, Choix, 12547. Soranzo, 6022.

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        Plan du Golfe de Naples et des environs

      Carta nautica del golfo fino a Punta Campanella, limite con il golfo di Salerno. Nella carta sono inoltre illustrate le isole di Procida, Ischia e Capri. La carta fa parte del grande portolano del Mediterraneo realizzato dai due geografi marini, che successivamente diedero alla luce, nel 1730, anche un atlante sui principale porti del Mediterraneo. Opera finemente realizzata da Peter Starckman, uno dei più attivi intagliatori dell?epoca, collaboratore di molti cartografi ed editori. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bellissimo il cartiglio. Rara. Dimensioni: 680x480. Sea chart of the gulf until Punta Campanella, which limits the gulf of Salerno. The map depicts also the islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri and is part of the great Mediterranean book of harbours realized by two marine geographers. The plate has been carved by Peter Starckman, one of the finest engraver of the time. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Wonderful cartouche. Rare. Marsiglia Marsiglia

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        Relation d'un Voyage du Levant, fait par ordre du Roi, contenant l'Histoire Ancienne & Moderne de plusieurs Isles de l'Archipel, de Constantinople, des Côtes de la Mer Noire, de l'Armenie, de la Georgie, des Frontieres de Perse & de l'Asie Mineure. Avec Les Plans des Villes & des Lieux considerables; le Genie, les Moeurs, le Commerce, & la Religion des differens Peuples qui les habitent; et l'Explication des Médailles & des Monumens Antiques. Enrichie de Descriptions & de Figures....

      A Amsterdam, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1718.2 voll. in-4° (265x210mm), pp. (28), 188; (2), 208, (16); legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero. 55 tavv. in rame intercalate n.t. e complessive 89 tavv. in rame f.t., anche ripiegate, raffiguranti luoghi toccati dal Tournefort nel suo viaggio, popoli, piante, animali, medaglie, monumenti, ecc., il tutto da invenzione di Claude Aubriet. Fregi tipografici ornati incisi in xilografia, testo su due colonne. In principio del primo volume, un elogio di Tournefort scritto da Fontenelle e una lettera di Lauthier a Begon (Intendente della Marina a Rochefort e di Giustizia, Polizia e Finanze a Aulnis) contenente un compendio della vita di Tournefort medesimo. Qualche rara e lieve brunitura. Ottimo e fresco esemplare. Rara terza edizione di questo resoconto dei viaggi compiuti fra il 1700 e il 1702 dal Tournefort (Aix-en-Provence, 1656-Parigi, 1708), illustre botanico e naturalista, in Grecia e in Asia Minore (Turchia, Armenia, Georgia e Caucaso, Persia), su mandato di Luigi XIv e in compagnia del botanico tedesco Andreas Gundelsheim e dell'artista Claude Aubriet. Il volume è ricchissimo di informazioni naturalistiche, geografiche, etnografiche, archeologiche, folkloriche, ecc. Blackmer, 1318. Brunet, V, 903. Pritzel, 9426. Nissen, ZBI, 4154. Atabey, 960 (this issue). Cox, I,221. Weber, 458. Lipperheide, 1442. Hunt, 44. Zacharakis, 2058-2068. Crowther, 2022. Nordenskiold Collection, 3697.

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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... 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..

      Comino 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.

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        The Gentleman and Gardeners Kalendar

      London: W Mears, 1718 Directing what is necessary to be done every month in the Kitchen Garden, Fruit Garden, Nursery, Management of Forest Trees, Green House and Flower Garden etc In modern brown speckled half leather with marbled boards. Spine has raised bands title in gilt to red and green leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, wonderful B&W frontis by Kirkall with small wormhole at base, title page text in red and black within double ruled borders, [2], (xii), 116 pp, [4] adverts, 5 pls of which 3 are large pull outs. (ESTC T40723)Bradley, botanist and writer, whose many publications in horticultural periodicals contain original observations, but most were popular writings which could earn him a living. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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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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        Academie universelle des Jeux, contenant les Regles des Jeux de Cartes permis; du Trictrac, des Echecs, de la Paulme, du Mail, du Billiard, & autres.

      Avec Des Instructions faciles pour apprendre Á les bien joüer. A Paris, Chez Le Gras 1718. 12:o. Engraved frontispiece, (8),354,(2),(2 blank) pp. Bound with: Le Royal Jeu de l`Ombre et du Piquet, Augementez du Jeu des Eschets, du Jeu du Billiard, & du plusieurs autres Jeux de Cartes nouvellement inventez, comme on le peut voir ci-dessous. A Paris, Chez Claude Barbin 1691. 12:o. 56 pp. Contemporary full calf. Small piece missing at head of spine. Small worming to lower joint at head of spine. Small loss of surface 5 x 20 mm upper corner lower board. 16 x 10 cm

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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 vidare af herr Lars Siggesson på Sundby/ riddare och Sweriges marsk/ samt af des son riks cancelleren, herr Erik Sparre/ med theras egnas händer uptecknade.

      Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1718. 4:o. 20,1-60 s. Bra halvpergamentbd med elegant handtextad titel (Johanna Röjgård & Lars Laurentii). Fin inlaga med endast några sporadiska lagerfläckar. Nedre hörnet bortrivet på s. 17 i den andra pagineringsföljden och en gammal rättelse införd i texten på s. 33.. Ej i Leijonhufvud & Brithelli. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 7043. Almquist Sveriges genealogiska litteratur 41. Utgiven av Johan Peringskiöld på Sparrefamiljens bekostnad. Anna Fickes dotter Bylou (död 1519) var abbedissa i Vadstena kloster och är med sin "Chronicon" en av våra första genealogiska författare. Verket är en av huvudkällorna till svensk medeltida adelsgenealogi

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        Geistliche Stadt Gottes / Mirackul Seiner Allmacht / und Abgrund der Gnad. Göttliche History und Leben / Der Mutter Gottes unser Frauen und Königin Mariae, ....dritter Druck + Kurzer Lebensbegriff Der würdigen Mutter Schwester Maria von Jesu / Abbtissin..

      Augspurg und Dillingen., Johann Caspar Bencard., 1718. 2 Volumes, 21 x 18 cms, # Engraved frontispiece, ( 68 ), 1- 430, ( viii ), 1- 408, # Engraved portrait of Maria von Jesu, Abbtissin des Convents von der unbefleckten Empfängnus in der Stadt Agreda, (8 ), 1- 219 + # ( 2 ), 1- 86. + # ( 8 ), 1- 576, # ( 8 ), 1- 258, 1-264 pages. Frontispiece wear tears, ren-enforced in margins, first leaves and last of both volumes with waterspots in upper corner. Wormholes. Contemp. blindstamped calf on wooden boards. Insignae; IHS. Calf very dry. Wear at edges, corners and tops of spines. Tops of spines with some losses. Covers with wormholes and parts eaten by mice. Etiquets on spines. 4 Contemp. brass clasps, still working. Old owners entries; Sigillum Bound as follows; # erste Theil, 1. + 2. Buch. # ander Theil, 3. + 4. Buch. # Lebensbegriff mit Datum 1717. # ander Theil Fortzetzung, 5. + 6. Buch. # dritter Theil, 7. + 8. Buch

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        Plan du Golfe de Naples et des environs.

      Lev? sur les lieux par ordre du Roy, et present? a Monseigneur le Chevalier d'Orleans General des Galeres de France. Par ses tr?s humbles Serviteurs, Michelot, Hydrographe, et Pilote Real des Galeres du Roy, et Bremond, Hydrographe, du Roy et de la Ville. Marseille, Chez Laurens Bremond, Avec Privilege du Roy, 1718. Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 48,5 x 69,5 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Bella carta nautica del golfo di Napoli con indicate le traiettorie percorse, come passaggio ordinario, dai vascelli nel Mediterraneo. La carta si estende dal golfo di Napoli fino a punta Campanella, limite con il golfo di Salerno, e vi sono illustrate le isole di Procida, Ischia e Capri. Bel cartiglio in alto a sn., quasi al centro, ricco di elementi decorativi e araldici, finemente inciso, dove sono anche riportati i nomi dei cartografi idrografi, e la data di edizione (il luogo di edizione e l'editore compaiono in bs. a ds.); in bs. a sn., scale di luoghi francesi e inglesi e di miglia italiane. La carta fa parte del grande portolano del Mediterraneo realizzato dai due geografi marini (attivi tra il 1715 e il 1730) che successivamente diedero alla luce, nel 1730, anche un atlante sui principali porti del Mediterraneo. Opera finemente realizzata da Peter Starckman, uno dei pi? attivi intagliatori dell'epoca, collaboratore di molti cartografi ed editori. Rara. (Bibl.: Piloni, LIII; Principe, pp. 112). Minimi strappetti marginali fuori dalla lastra. Buon esemplare.

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        A Voyage into the Levant: Perform'd by Command of the Late French King. Containing The Antient and Modern State of the Islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the Coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the Frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor....

      London: Printed for D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby, A Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, R. Cruttenden and T. Cox 1718. First Edition in English 2 vols, 4to,xlii, 402 + (iv), 398, (18) pp, folding map by J. Senex and 152 plates and maps, some foxing to plates as usual, cont. panelled calf, corners a little worn, expertly re-backed, morocco labels. A translation by John Ozell (d.1743) of Relation d'un Voyage du Levant first published in Paris the previous year. Tournefort, one of the greatest botanists of his generation and "Royal Botanist" to Louis XIV, was sent at the suggestion of M. le comte de Pontchartrain on a 2 year journey to gather information, not only on botany but other forms of natural history, as well as on the geography, commerce and social habits of the nations through which he passed. The journey was undertaken in the years 1700 to 1702 and he was accompanied by the German botanist, Andreas Gundesheimer and the artist, Claude Aubriet. Tournefort did not live to see the work published; he was the victim of a traffic accident in Paris.

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      per marc?Antonio Pandolfo Malatesta In-8 (mm. 246x192), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, 7 cc.nn., 80,(2),56,(2) pp.num., con 1 tav. allegorica inc. in rame da Gaetano Bianchi e 6 (su 7) belle tavv., più volte ripieg. e f.t., pure inc. in rame, che illustrano in dettaglio un nuovo aratro meccanico (gran coltro). La seconda parte contiene una ?Raccolta di varj sperimenti e giudizj formati in diversi luoghi e tempi sopra la forza e pratica del "gran coltro"? "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera in cui l?A. - Alessandro Del Borro (1672-1760) - descrive il nuovo strumento, da lui inventato per facilitare i lavori agricoli. Cfr. Riccardi,I,170 (in Nota): ?lavoro di meccanica agraria pratica? - Predari, p. 306. Fresco e bell?esemplare, su carta distinta.

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        NOTIZIE ISTORICHE INTORNO A' MEDICI SCRITTORI MILANESI. E a? principali ritrovamenti fatti in medicina dagl'Italiani.

      Pandolfo Malatesta In-8 gr. (mm. 275 x 225), cartonato rustico coevo, pp. (6),312, piccola vignetta allegorica al frontesp. inc. in rame; ritratto dell?A. in medaglione, disegnato e inc. in rame da Gaetano Bianchi; vignetta inc. nel t. con la medaglia coniata in occasione dell?entrata in Milano di Francesco Sforza; testo ornato da capilettera e finalini silografati. "Edizione originale". ?Il milanese Bartolomeo Corte (o Curtius) (1666-1738) di antica nobiltà, studiò medicina e si laureò a Pavia nel 1683.. In queste ?Notizie istoriche..? (la sua opera più nota e consultata) egli presenta un panorama cronologico, diviso per secoli, della medicina milanese, da Giovanni da Milano al 1715, sottolineando che col sec. XVI una serie di grandi scoperte permise all?Italia di riconquistare il primato nella scienza medica, perduto nel Medioevo a favore degli Arabi. Il secolo cui è dedicato maggior spazio è il Seicento, ricco di scoperte e di personalità mediche di primo piano?. Così Diz. Biograf. Italiani, XXIX, p. 692/93. Cfr. De Renzi,IV, p. 566 - Argelati,I,i,529 - Cat. Hoepli,141 Qualche lieve fiorit. ma complessivam. esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Lijkrevnings tavlor, déd ær tydelig utreedning óm een människje-cropp til dés förnæmre fasta deelars kjænningar, om-égor och vérkan; éfter några utländskas arbeten för detta här vid jémväl nu i svénskan anvijst och til huusbehoov vid förelésningarna, méd vederbörandes förlåv, välmeent uthgiven.

      Uppsala, J. H. Werner, 1718. 8:o. (2),70 s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Den avslutande vinjetten tryckt i rött. Enkelt grönt glättat pappbd från början av 1800-talet. Ryggen blekt och med liten ytlig skada överst. Bra stor inlaga men med smärre pappersförtunningar på en del blad. Äldre signatur på titelbladet. Med Carl Jedvard Bondes formklippta exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 8041. Ett stort antal varianter av titelbladet till det första arbetet är kända. Två huvudtyper skiljes genom olika citat på titelsidan. De tidigare varianterna har ett citat av Rufus Ephesius, de senare, som här, ett Horatiuscitat. Inom de två huvudtyperna finns sedan ett antal varianter beträffande versosidans text. Dessutom finns två kända stadier av kancellering för blad A8, sidorna 15-16, här är det originalbladet med kustoden "TALE" på sidan 15. "Lijkrevnings tavlor" var den första anatomiska läroboken på svenska. Arbetet är förutom ur ett rent medicinskt perspektiv intressant som språk- och idéhistoria. Lindroth skriver: "Roberg var en entusiastisk språkivrare och purist, med obekymrad uppfinningsrikedom kläckte han nya anatomiska termer på svenska: placenta blev 'bördkaka', hjärtats auriklar 'örhängen', vena cava 'stora gröpådran'. Han fullföljde här en språklig tradition, som inletts under medeltiden av Konungastyrelsens och Moseboksparafrasens författare."

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        Tob.) Königsmarck.

      Leben und Thaten des Generals von Königsmarck, aus geheimen Nachrichten gezogen. Berlin, Johann Andreas Rüdigern, 1718. 8vo. 96 pp. Dampstain throughout. Inkstain on front edge and in margin pp. 17-96, spread over pp. 49-54. Stamp of Joh. Ax. Almquist. Owner's signature of [Samuel Christian] Wallén and his red wax-seal on title. Contemporary grey wrapper with hand-written title and Almquist's stamp. Warmholtz 7359, har inget gott att säga om denna samling anteckningar om generalen Hans Christopher Königsmarck. Carlander förmäler att Wallén, född i Åbo 1730, död i Stockholm 1792, ägde en samling omfattande 14600 porträtt i kopparstick, varav 9000 åtföljdes av skrivna biografier

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        Einleitung zum wahren und gründlichen Erkänntnis des grossen Geheimnisses der Gottseligkeit... Bestehend in einem kernhafften Auszug aller theologischen, theosophischen und philosophischen Schrifften und Zeugnissen. Ausgegeben von einem Theo-Sophiae Cultore (d. i. N. Tscheer)

      Amsterdam, Wetstein (d. i. Büdingen, Regelein), 1718.. Mit gestoch. Frontisp. 2 Bll., 10 S., 82, 1812 Sp., 20 Bll. Blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. 4°.

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        Handl- und Schiffahrts-Tractat: So zwischen ... Carl dem Sechsten / Römischen Kayser ... Und ... Sultan Ahmed Han / Ottomannisch-Asiatisch- und Griechischen Kayser ... Den 27. Juli 1718/ nächst Possarowitz/ im Königreich Servien/ geschlossen und unterzeichnet worden. Erstens gedruckt in Wien

      Linz, Auinger, ca. 1718.. 6 Bll. Rückenbroschur.

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

      London: J. Bowyer, et al., 1718. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition in English. 8vo. (ii),cxi,(xvii),401,(lv)pp. Contemporary full calf with the boards tooled in a panelled 'Cambridge' style. Nicely rebacked at an early time, with the spine in 6 compartments, and retaining the original boards. Cosmetic crack to the spine, wear at spine tip, lacks lettering label, else a very good copy with an armorial bookplate and a neat ownership name. 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. ESTC T146343.

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      Bref/ til den edle och höglärde doctorn och anatomiæ professorn herr Magnus Bromell, hwaruti grundeligen och noga undersökes: huru wijda man utaf lungans siunckande eller flytande i watnet/ kan med säkerhet döma och sluta: det barnet/ hwaraf lungan tages/ är dödt födt/ eller lefwandes i dags liuset kommit. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1718. 8:o. 32 s. + HOORN, JOH. von. Det andra bref/ til den edle och höglärde doctorn, anatomiæ professorn, och kongl. Collegii medici assessorn, herr Magnus Bromell, hwaruti det/ uti förra brefwet/ oafgiorda twifwelsmålet: om corruption, eller rötan/ kan komma ett döfödt barns lunga at flyta; genom många ther öfwer giorda prof/ aldeles förkastas; och ther emot faställes: at barnet/ hwars lunga flyter/ är lefwandes hijt til werlden födt. Som ock: hwad orsaken är: at en drunknader kropp siunker/ och någon tijd ther effter/ åter upflyter igen. Samt: om ett omogit barns tecken. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1720. 8:o. 16 s. Tagna ur band och insatta i nya gråpappersryggremsor. Oskurna. Båda titelbladen med gammal bläcksignatur i nedre hörnet. Den första delen ngt bruntonad och med en lagning i marginalen på sista sidan.. Waller 4879 och 4881. Av första delen utkom en andra upplaga i Västerås 1759. Hoorn diskuterar i dessa arbeten hur man genom lungans beskaffenhet hos avlidna foster kan avgöra huruvida de varit dödfödda eller dött efter förlossningen. Andra arbetet diskuterar också varför en drunknad med tiden flyter upp till ytan. Breven hade sin grund i Hoorns arbete som rättsmedicinsk expert i barnamordsmål

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        Degl'istorici delle cose veneziane... tomo secondo, che comprende le istorie veneziane latinamente scritte da pietro cardinale bembo. aggiuntavi la vita dell'autore, la cronologia esatta nel margine, e un indice copioso. in venezia, appresso il lovisa, 1718.

      Cm. 29, pp. (2) li (11) 471 (15). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio, capolettera istoriati, grandi testate e due tavole di ritratti del Bembo (di cui uno fuori testo). Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con dorso ricoperto di carta colorata e con tassello riportante il titolo manoscritto. Ex libris nobiliare inciso (Marchese Dionisi). Appena un po' slegato. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso (in barbe) ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta della sezione completa di questa celebre serie dedicata all'opera latina del Bembo. Seguirà infatti un volume con le opere in volgare (tomo terzo della serie).

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        Carte qui contient la maniere, Niagara

      The Hague, 1718. No binding. Very Good. Coloured. A good and dark impression. Decorative colours. VG+ condition. Size: 14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm. A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin., They illustrate the methods of the Indians hunting buffalo and similar animals, the Pipe of Peace, the dances in honour 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. A fascinating item.

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        Einleitung zu der Historie der vornehmsten Reiche und Staaten so jetziger Zeit in Europa sich befinden.

      Von neuem Getruckt, und biss auf den Ba[a]dischen Frieden abermahl fortgesetzt und vermehrt; dessgleichen mit neuem Vorbericht versehen, darinnen des Authoris politische Anmerckungen nach dermahligem geänderten Zustand der Sachen erläutert sind. Frankfurt, Friedrich Knoch und Sohn, 1718. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ (42),+ 1040,+ (67) s. Titel tryckt i rött och svart. Titelbladet skuret med förlust av bokstav, porträttet med ramförlust, äldre papperslagning s. (7). Med samtida marginalanteckningar i bläck. Samtida skinnband, blindpressad rygg med upphöjda bind, röda stänksnitt. Fint band ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Senare upplaga av Pufendorfs allmänna historia. Den publicerades första gången 1682 och blev en stor succé. Den fortsatte i större delen av Europa att vara standardverket i allmän historia under stor del av 1700-tal, mer och mer utökad och "continuerad". Den första svenska översättningen utkom redan 1680, d.v.s. före den första tyska upplagan

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

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

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        A Cruising Voyage Round the World:

      London: Andrew Bell and Bernard Lintot, , 1718. First to the South-Sea, thence to the East-Indies, and Homewards by the Cape of Good Hope. Begun in 1708, and finish'd in 1771. Containing a Journal of all the Remarkable Transactions... An Account of Alexander Selkirk's living alone Four Years and Four Months in an Island... With Maps of all the Coast, from the best Spanish Manuscript Draughts. And an Introduction relating to the South-Sea Trade. By... Commander in Chief in this Expedition, with the Ships Duke and Dutchess of Bristol. Second Edition, Corrected. Octavo (196 × 118 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label to the spine, bands, double rules to the compartments, double ruled panels to the boards, edges sprinkled red. Folding map frontispiece, map of the world in two hemispheres with track of the expedition and 4 other folding maps. A little rubbed, neatly rebacked with the original spine, restored, laid down, light browning, but overall a very good copy. First published in 1712, Woodes's journal was an immediate success and is widely considered to be "a buccaneering classic" (Hill). Born in Bristol around 1679, Rogers made an advantageous marriage in 1705, his wife being the daughter of Admiral Whetstone, commander in chief in the West Indies. This may well have stood him in good stead when he proposed to the merchants of Bristol a scheme to challenge the French and Spanish monopoly of trade in the South Sea. "Two merchant ships, the Duke and the Duchess, were fitted out. A number of noted officers were included, perhaps the most noteworthy being Captain William Dampier, master of the Duke and pilot of the expedition. The crew comprised an eclectic combination mainly of 'Tinkers, Taylors, Hay-makers, Pedlers, Fiddlers etc.' Rogers and his motley crew set sail aboard the Duke from King Road, near Bristol, on 2 August 1708" (ODNB). They met with early success when on their way to the Cape Verde Islands they captured a Spanish merchantman, and by December had reached Brazil. Rounding Cape Horn early in 1709 they reached the Juan Fernandez Islands where they encountered Alexander Selkirk ("a man cloth'd in goat-skins, who look'd wilder than the first owners of them") who had been willingly marooned there by Thomas Stradling, and who became the model for Robinson Crusoe. Off Peru they took another vessel, and another out of Lima, in which action Woodes's brother was killed. Despite the loss, the party successfully attacked Guayaquil, then headed for Gorgona, off Colombia, in order to recuperate from a fever which was rife amongst the crew. At the beginning of October the fleet was off Mexico near to the tip of Baja California and encountered and took the Manila galleon Nueva Señora de la Encarnacíon Desengano, "her hold crammed with riches" (Howgego). An attempt on the treasure ship's larger sister ship was repulsed, and in January 1710 the expedition set off westward across the Pacific. Their circumnavigation was completed via Guam, the Moluccas, Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope. Woodes's "epoch-making voyage" was completed on his return to the Thames in October 1711. "The total value of the captured treasure was estimated (then) at £800,000 and was divided among the crew according to shareholding determined prior to the voyage" (Howgego). News of this "well-organized and sympathetically commanded" expedition spread fast, "stimulated public interest, and, encouraged by his friends, Rogers agreed to publish his 'journal'" (ODNB).

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        Freundlicher Wett-Streit der Französischen, Holländischen und Teutschen Krieges-Bau-Kunst, worinnen die Befestigungs-Manier des Hrn. von Vauban ... die beste Manier des Hrn. von Coehoorn und zweyerley Vorstellungen der von L.C. Sturm publicirten und nach des weit-berühmten Hrn. George Rimplers Maximen eingerichteten Manier. In achtzehen accuraten Rissen mit allen nöthigen Umständen vor Augen geleget. Nach den Bau-Kosten und Raum durch einen ausführlichen Calculum überschlagen. Und gantz unparthenisch gegen einander in Bergleichung gestellet werden

      Augsburg, J. Wolff, 1718.. Mit 19 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 5 Bl., 66 S. - Angebunden: ders., Architectura civili-militaris. Oder: Vollständige Anweisung, Stadt-Thore, Brucken, Zeug-Häuser, Kasematten ... behörig anzugeben. Augsburg, Wolff, 1719. Mit 19 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 42 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Folio. 34,5 x 22 cm.

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      Amsterdam: Aux depens de La Compagnie, 1718. Third Edition. Hardcover. Extensive, early ink annotations on the front endpapers; first title page with some stains and repairs. Occasional spotting, staining but generally quite clean. Binding nicely restored. Attractive copy . Two quarto (8" x 9-7/8") volumes bound in one in contemporary calf recently rebacked with a new, gilt-lettered and decorated spine. Illustrated with 89 engraved maps and plates (several showing 2 or more subjects), including views, costume, and natural history subjects, as well as more than 40 engravings in the text. The first volume describes the Greek archipelago and the eastern Mediterranean; the second volume covers Asia, the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Persia. The author was one of the great botanists of his time, discovering many new plant species during his travels in the Levant. The botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) was commissioned by Louis XIV to explore the natural history, geography, and trade in the Levant. Accompanied by German botanist Andreas Gundelsheim and artist Claude Aubriet, Tournefort traveled the Crete, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia for two years, from 1700 to 1702.

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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. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition in English. 8vo. (ii),cxi,(xvii),401,(lv)pp. Contemporary full calf with the boards tooled in a panelled 'Cambridge' style. Nicely rebacked at an early time, with the spine in 6 compartments, and retaining the original boards. Cosmetic crack to the spine, wear at spine tip, lacks lettering label, else a very good copy with an armorial bookplate and a neat ownership name. 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. ESTC T146343.

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        Königlich-Polnischer, Chur- und Fürstlich- Sächsischer Helden-Saal; Oder Kurtze, jedoch hinlängliche Beschreibung der Ankunfft, Aufnahme, Fortpflantzung und vornehmsten Geschichten Dieses Durchlauchtigsten Hauses, samt dessen Genealogie, Wappen und Kupffer-Bildnißen, als eine Sächsische- Chronik, vormals zusammen-getragen und vorgestellet durch Sigmund v. Bircken, Comit. Palat. Caesar. Nunmehro aber Mit Fleiß wieder übersehen, durch Historische und Genealogische Anmerckungen erläutert und verbessert; Insonderheit mit einer Fortsetzung biß auf die jetzigen Zeiten, und dienlichen Nachrichten von den bewährtesten Sächsischen Geschicht-Schreibern vermehret von J. F. F. F. W. G. S. (= Joachim Friedrich Feller)

      Nürnberg, Hoffmann 1718. 17 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (12), 304; 404, (36) Seiten mit Kupfertitel, 60 Kupfer-Porträts und 11 Wappenkupfern, Titel rot und schwarz. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel "Sächsische Chronik & Helden Saal v. Bircken - Dünnhaupt 219.4 - Faber du Faur 550 - Goed. III, 115, 35a (vgl.) - Lipperheide 1965 Da 24 (vgl.) - Vierte Ausgabe der Geschichte, Genealogie und Heraldik des wettinischen Hauses, erste von Feller bearbeitete Ausgabe. Enthält außer den im Kupferverzeichnis aufgezählten Porträts das von Dietrich (Thiedericus) I. von Wettin (vgl. ADB 37, 746). Sigmund (auch: Sigismund) von Birken (1626 - 1681) erhielt 1645 gemeinsam mit Justus Georg Schottelius eine Anstellung als Prinzenerzieher in Wolfenbüttel. Einer seiner Zöglinge, der spätere Herzog Anton Ulrich, "sollte sich unter Birkens Anleitung späterhin selbst zu einem Dichter, Bühnen- und Romanautor von Rang entwickeln" (Dünnhaupt S. 582). Schönes Exemplar, Einband leicht fleckig, innen vereinzelt Braunflecken, 1 Porträt seitlich angeschnitten -

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      London: R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter, 1718. Title continues: "and also Two Sermons: One in Proof of the Christian Religion; the other concerning the Good and Evil Angels". First edition, in twentieth-century rebinding of brown polished calf, with raised bands, gilt lines & titles on spine. xv + [4] + 270 pages, plus final leaf of book listings by author & publishers. Half-title, title page, Dedication, & c. Binding solid & tight, with new endpapers. A few small, light surface scratches to leather, slightest rubbing to lower extrems., otherwise boards Fine: clean & unmarked. Some ancient spotting to fore-edge, which does not affect the interior of book. Light waviness to pages, especially towards the top. Small, light old smudges to margins of some, but not most, of the pages, most of which are clean. First few pages, including title page, have light old stain at upper left corner. Title page has short (3/8 inch) closed tear at top edge, with small crimp; crimp also on following page. Page 215 has top outer corner of margin torn off, not affecting the text. Otherwise book apppears sound & complete. An attractively bound copy of the first edition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Duodecimo.

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        Opere di Galileo Galilei; Accademico linceo; nobile fiorentino, Gia� Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Nuova edizione

      Tartini e Franchi, 1718. Leather Bound. Good. 3 volume complete set. Opere, Nuova Edizione. 4to, contemporary vellum. First complete edition of Galileo's works, with half-title and errata. Unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear/soiling to cover. Foot of one spine chipped. First few leaves of each volume stained, apparently from attempt to remove an ownership inscription. Minor foxing. Private library blindstamp on title pages. Italian. Canti 180; Riccardi I, 520, Honeyman Sale 1419.

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        Opere di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino Accademico Linceo: Gia Lettore della Mattematiche Nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, dipoi Sopraordinario Nello Studio di Pisa: Primario Filosofo, e Mattematico: Del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana: Nuova Edizione: Coll' aggiunta di varj Trattatie Dell' istelsso Autore non piu dati alle Stampe

      Florence: G.G. Tartini & Santi Franchi, 1718. Second collected edition of the works of Galileo containing nearly 500 pages of writings, not included in the first collected edition in two volumes from 1656-55, and previously unpublished. In the third volume of the present edition appears here for the first time Galileo&#146;s remarkable treatise on probability <i>Sopra la scoperte dei dadi</i> (see Hald and David), his notes on the <i>Sidereus Nuncius</i> (the treatise on sunspots) and a large of important letters to and from supporters and antagonists alike.<br/><br/>& The present edition reprints such epoch-making titles as the <i>Sidereus Nuncius</i>, the treatise on the proportional compass &#150; generally considered the forerunner of the modern calculator -, and Galileo&#146;s greatest achievement in physics, the <i>Discorsi e Demonstrazioni Mathematichi</i> but does not contain the <i>Dialogo</i> <br/><br/> Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, p. 41. An English translation by E.H. Thorne of Galileo&#39;s treatise <i>Sopra la scoperte dei dadi</i> (On a discovery concerning dice) is appended to David&#39;s Games, Gods and Gambling.<br/><br/>& Cinti 170; Carli & Favaro 431; Riccardi I, 520; Honeyman 1419. & 3 vols. 4to: 248 x 177 mm. Bound in three uniform contemporary calf bindings with rich spine gilding, some professional leather restoration to capitals of spine, otherwise fine and unrepaired. Finely engraved portrait of Galileo, general title in red & black with engraved vignette, cxii 628 [2]; [8] 722 [2]; [54] 484 [4], and 1 engraved folding plate of the engraved the proportional compass. Fine and clean throughout. Scarce in such good condition.

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