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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.

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        The Leek a Poem on St. Davids Day

      London: W Hinchliffe, 1718 In recent half green cloth with marbled boards. Spine has title in black ink to white paper label. Internally, new endpapers, title page has some paper repairs to edges, has 2 small paper loss areas, an attractive woodcut within box, page is browned, small circular library stamp at base, [2], 28 pp, [2], lacks the final page 29, with some browning. The final leaf contains items by Thomas Brereton, Thomas Griffith and Melissa with an advert to verso, the top corner has a piece missing and there is some paper repairs to edge of this page, printed by W Wilkins, at Dryden's Head under the Royal Exchange, London. First edition was printed in 1717. (Foxon G205. ESTC N19208)

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        DON JOSEPH ALFONSO DE GUERRA Y VILLEGAS. CABALLERO DE LA ORDEN DE SANTIAGO, CRONISTA Y REY DE ARMAS PRINCIPAL, UNIVERSAL Y MAS ANTIGUO DE LA MAGESTAD DE SR DON FELIPE V

      Madrid 1718 - 14 hojas de vitela grecada y manuscrita. . Otorgamiento certificativo a Joseph Alfonso de Guerra y Villegas, de quien va firmado el despacho, blason, y genealogia antecedente. Es choronista, de la sacra Orden de San Juan, y de las militares de Santiago, Calatrava, y Alcantara, como se intitula. . . Apellidos Rodrigues, Arroyo, y Minaya le pertenecen por ser originario de estas Ynfanzonadas cassas, nobles solares, natural y vecino de de la villa de Montemayor, obispado de Cordova. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL ESSAY CONCERNING WITCHCRAFT

      London: printed for R. Knaplock and D. Midwinter, 1718. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. An Extraordinarily Fine Contemporary Copy of One of the Major English Books on Witchcraft. 200 x 121 mm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4"). xv, [v], 270 pp., [1] leaf (ads). FIRST EDITION. Attractive contemporary panelled calf, covers with frames of plain and decorative blind rules, fleuron cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments with ornate central lozenge framed by laurel branches, red morocco label, lacking (plain) rear endleaf. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "Rolle"; front free endpaper with armorial bookplate of William Allen Potter. Sabin 34063; Howes H-848. Gilt slightly dulled, covers with two small patches of lost patina from insect activity, two tiny chips to head of spine, but AN OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY COPY, the binding tight and the leather lustrous, and THE TEXT AS FRESH, BRIGHT, AND CLEAN AS THE DAY THE BOOK WAS ISSUED. This is a sensational copy of the first edition of the work credited with ending the witch delusion in England. Anglican cleric Francis Hutchinson (1660-1739) graduated from Cambridge and by 1692 was Curate at Saint James, in Bury Saint Edmunds, the site of witch trials in 1645 and 1662. His book, which includes valuable historical details collected from personal interviews with survivors and witnesses, discredits several famous witch trials (including those in Salem, Massachusetts) with calm, rational skepticism. His study brought to light political motivations behind many trials, gave examples of fraud, and emphasized the number of trials that hinged on the testimony of children as well as the number of untoward incidents that could be reasonably explained without recourse to witchcraft. He demonstrated the invalidity of confession, and how application of rules of evidence would necessarily invalidate many verdicts. Wallace Notestein, author of "A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718," chose the year this work was published as his cut-off date because "Hutchinson levelled a final and deadly blow at the dying superstition. Few men of intelligence dared after that [date to] avow any belief in the reality of witchcraft; it is probable that very few even secretly cherished such a belief." Our copy was once owned by John, Baron Rolle (1751-1842) and is in the superb condition for which works from that library are known; in 35 years of bookselling, we have never owned a cleaner, fresher copy of any book from the period.

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        The DYING SPEECH Of JAMES SHEPHEARD: Who Suffer'd Death at Tyburn, March the 17th, 1717/18. Deliver'd by him to the Sheriff, at the Place of Execution.

      [London]: 1718 - Known in 5 different editions, all quite rare, with this one recorded in 4 cc [3 in the National Library of Scotland & one at Harvard]. Faint horizontal fold lines. Trimmed, though with text unaffected. A VG copy. Broadside, printed recto only. Complete printed text supplied on request. 32.1 cm x 17 cm. 1st printing (ESTC N498380). Printed text in one column, with last line reading, "in his Declaration." Signed in type. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le jeu de l'hombre comme on le joue présentement à la cour, & à Paris.

      Huitiéme edition. Augmentée des décisions nouvelles sur les difficultez & incidens de ce jeu, & de la maniere de marquer à la bavaroise. Paris, chez P. Ribour, 1718. 8:o. (12),167,(1 blank,14),1-33 s. Med träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Nött nära samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ytligt sprucken. Ett bortrivet nedre hörn på s. 19. Enstaka marginalanteckningar. Liten fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 39-42 och en smärre pappersförlust i yttermarginalen på s. 13 i den sista pagineringsföljden. Med W. Carpelans exlibris och Wilhelm Pripps namnteckning.. "L'hombre" är ett klassiskt kortspel för tre spelare, som hade sitt ursprung i Spanien och spreds över Europa i slutet av 1600-talet. Det är ett sticktagningsspel med budgivning. "L'hombre" syftar på spelföraren

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        The Militia Law, Being All the Acts of Parliament Thereof

      1718. [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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        Memoires de Mr. de Robinson, contenant l'etat present de la Suede. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la Suede redressée dans son veritable interest.

      "London, Tim Goadwim" (fingiert, wohl Deutschland), 1718. - (4), 123, (2), 125-169, (1) SS. Deutscher Brokatpapierband über Holzdeckeln in grün und rot mit floralem Reliefdekor und Spuren von Bronzefirnis. 8vo. Zweite französische Ausgabe von Robinsons ursprünglich anonymer Schrift "Account of Sueden, together with an Extract of the History of that Kingdom" (1694). Der fingierte Verlag ist identisch mit der am Titel der ersten französischen Übersetzung von 1695 genannten. Robinson hatte fast 30 Jahre als englischer Geschäftsträger in Stockholm gelebt; sein Werk bildete über ein Jahrhundert lang die Hauptquelle für das Schweden- und allgemein das Skandinavienbild in England, zumal die nordischen Kriege eben die internationale Aufmerksamkeit auf Nordeuropa lenkten. - Der englische Diplomat und Bischof John Robinson (1650-1723) hatte seine Heimat 1713 auf dem Kongress von Utrecht vertreten und dort als erster den Frieden unterzeichnet, der den Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg beendete. 1718 bemühte er sich gemeinsam mit dem schwedischen Botschafter, Graf Gyllenberg, um eine Union der englischen und schwedischen Kirchen, die allerdings am Widerstand der schwedischen Bischöfe scheiterte, denen der englische Protestantismus zu calvinistisch war. - Durchgehend gebräunt bzw- braunfleckig; der Einband etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken alt ergänzt. Zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "F. S. Lohse" am TItel. Am vorderen Innendeckel Wappenexlibris der Gräflich Werthern'schen Bibliothek Beichlingen (mit hs. Signatur um 1900). Die seit dem 16. Jahrhundert auf Beichlingen ansässige Adelsfamilie Werthern brachte zahlreiche herausragende Offiziere und Beamte des Reichs hervor. Nach 1945 wurde das thüringische Stammschloss Beichlingen im Zuge der Bodenreform enteignet und diente unterschiedlichsten Zwecken; mit Thilo Graf von Werthern-Beichlingen starb 1986 der letzte männliche Vertreter der Linie. Seit 2001 ist das Schloss wieder in Privatbesitz. ESTC N10513. OCLC 41087847. Vgl. Olschki, Choix I, 1206.

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        Pharsalia Translated Into English Verse By Nicholas Rowe Esq

      London: Jacob Tonson at the Shakespear's Head Over St Katherine Street in the Strand, 1718. Collation, [iv]xxv[v]446+55, plus errata, engraved frontis, large folding map, head tail piece. Bound in full paneled calf, raised bands, gilt center stamp, red leather title label. Rebacked reatining the original paneled boards, boards restored, on edges and corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing, some slight wear along edges on frontis and title, light browning on edge of title, binding pulling between inner hinge joint in two places. Pages in very good clea condition. A nice copy, in a very attractive binding.A52. Full Leather. Very Good Plus. Large Folio.

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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°. Dünnhaupt 701, 38; Buddecke 49. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Auswahl, gleichzeitig früher Büdinger Druck. "Kompilation seiner wichtigsten Ideen in Form von Fragen und Antworten" (Dünnh.). - Beschabt und bestoßen. Titel aufgezogen, anfangs stärker fleckig und einzelne S. angerändert, hs. Marginalien und Unterstreichungen, gebräunt.

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        The Leek a Poem on St. Davids Day

      London: W Hinchliffe, 1718 In recent half green cloth with marbled boards. Spine has title in black ink to white paper label. Internally, new endpapers, title page has some paper repairs to edges, has 2 small paper loss areas, an attractive woodcut within box, page is browned, small circular library stamp at base, [2], 28 pp, [2], lacks the final page 29, with some browning. The final leaf contains items by Thomas Brereton, Thomas Griffith and Melissa with an advert to verso, the top corner has a piece missing and there is some paper repairs to edge of this page, printed by W Wilkins, at Dryden's Head under the Royal Exchange, London. First edition was printed in 1717. (Foxon G205. ESTC N19208)

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

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

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        Recueil Par Ordre Alphabetique des Principales Questions de Droit

      1718. [Bretonnier, Barthelemy-Joseph (1656-1727)]. Recueil Par Ordre Alphabetique des Principales Questions de Droit, Qui se Jugent Diversement dans les Differens Tribunaux du Royaume. Avec des Reflexions pour Concilier la Diversite de la Jurisprudence, & la Rendre Uniforme dans tous les Tribunaux. Paris: Chez Emery, 1718. lxxii, 463, [18] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, front joint just starting at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, early armorial book plate to front pastedown. Light soiling to title page, light toning to text. Early owner inscription to title page (Ex Libris Menand), interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * First edition. Organized alphabetically, this guide to French law and judicial administration is a curious hybrid of encyclopedia, treatise and reform tract. As the title indicates, it outlines different jurisdictions in order to advance an argument for a comprehensive uniform court system. The "questions" relate, for the most part, to tricky aspects of family law. Some of the topics its covers are the marriage of wives of absent husbands, dowries, bastards, the passing on of jewelry, the marriage of minors, second marriages, subrogation, wills, and wards. Bretonnier was an avocat of the Paris Parlement. First published in 1718, his treatise went through five editions, the final appearing in 1783. All are scarce in North America. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Michigan). This edition not in Camus.

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        The DYING SPEECH Of JAMES SHEPHEARD: Who Suffer'd Death at Tyburn, March the 17th, 1717/18. Deliver'd by him to the Sheriff, at the Place of Execution

      [London]:. 1718.. 32.1 cm x 17 cm. 1st printing (ESTC N498380). Printed text in one column, with last line reading, "in his Declaration." Signed in type.. Broadside, printed recto only. Complete printed text supplied on request.. Faint horizontal fold lines. Trimmed, though with text unaffected.. A VG copy.. Known in 5 different editions, all quite rare, with this one recorded in 4 cc [3 in the National Library of Scotland & one at Harvard].

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

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

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        THE LIFE AND ACTS OF THE MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD, JOHN WHITGIFT, D. D. THE THIRD AND LAST LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

      T. Horne Et Al, 1718-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. [26], 248 pp., [12]. Beautifully rebound in quarter red leather, marbled boards and red leather corners. Black spine label with gilt trim and lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Stamp on back of title page. Lacking frontis piece. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in excellent condition. Please see our pictures of this beautiful volume. Ships daily.

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

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

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

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

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        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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        Etat Present De La Grande Russie : Contenant Une Relation De Ce Que S. M. Czarienne a Fait De Plus Remarquable Dans Ses États Et Une Description De La Religion, Des Moeurs, & C. Tant Des Russiens, Que Des Tartares, Et Autres Peuples Voisins

      Paris; Jean Musier, 1718. 1st Edition. Subject: Shipbuilding - Russia - History. Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Russia - Description and travel. Language; French. [State of Russia under the present Czar. French]. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display'd in the Life of Mahomet [.]. The Seventh Edition, corrected.

      London, for E. Curll, J. Hooke, W. Mears, and F. Clay, 1718. - 8vo. XIII, (3), 200 pp. Contemp. blindstamped calf (spine rebacked; giltstamped red spine label). 7th edition of this "often reprinted" (DNB) treatise, first published in 1697. Its scholarship depended in particular on Pococke. "Prideaux's literary reputation rests on his ‘Life of Mahomet’ (1697) [. of which] the story has been told that the bookseller to whom he offered the manuscript said he ‘could wish there were a little more humour in it.’ No sign of humour was ever shown by Prideaux, except in his proposal (26 Nov. 1715) for a hospital in each university, to be called ‘Drone Hall,’ for useless fellows and students. The ‘Life of Mahomet’ was in fact pointed as a polemical tract against the deists. [.] Some of its errors were noted by Sale in the discourse and notes to his translation of the ‘Koran,’ 1734" (ibid.). From the library of the British philosopher of religion, David Arthur Pailin (b. 1936), with his bookplate.

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        METRICO ENCOMIO, FUNEBRE CANTO, LYRICO ELOGIO, DESCRIPCION NUMERICA, GLORIOSAS FATIGAS, ANGUSTIADAS GLORIAS DE LA REYNA DE LOS ANGLES MARIA SS. DE LOS DOLORES,

      - Impresso en Malaga: en la Imprenta de Juan Vazquez Piedrola. 1718. (26hh).+158pp.+1h.+1 grab. calc. con escudo. Frontis con grab. xil. Texto con orla tip. 20 x 15 cm. Enc. actual en pergamino.

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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.]

      Printed for R. Knaplock . . . and D. Midwinter [etc.] London 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Naeukeurige Nieuwe Land-Caert des Graefschaps Zeeland

      Kupferstich-Karte bei Christiaen Vermey, Leiden 1718. 47x54 cm. - Gittenberger / Weiss S. 122f. vgl. - Westorientierte detailreiche Karte Zeelands mit Poldern und Sandbänken. Dekorative Darstellung mit 2 Kompassrosen, oben rechts große Titelkartusche mit Wappen, Meeresgott, Allegorien der Fruchtbarkeit und Landwirtschaft. Anders als die bei Gittenberger beschriebene Karte ist dieses Blatt bei dem Verleger Christanus Vermey, der außer in Leiden auch in Antwerpen tätig war, erschienen. "Ein graphisches Meisterwerk aus unserem Goldenen Jahrhundert.

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        THE BRITISH HISTORY, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE LATIN OF JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH

      London, J. Bowyer at the Rose in Ludgate Street, H. Clements at the Half-Moon, and WE. and J. Innys at the Princes-Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1718.. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION 1718, divided into 12 books, with a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History, by Aaron Thompson. 8vo, approximately 195 x 113 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, pages: cxi, 16 unnumbered pages of subscribers (listing Sir Isaac Newton Kt as a subscriber), 401 plus 53 unnumbered pages including index and errata on final page, attractive head- and tailpieces, bound in full antique panelled calf, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down with raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, original gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, endpapers replaced. Original backstrip slightly worn at head and tail on on vertical edges, small crack to top compartment, very small neat repairs to corners, a tiny scrape to upper cover, title page very lightly browned, small worm track in lower margin from title page to page xxv, this continues as a tiny wormhole to page 217, occasionally touching a footnote but no loss of legibility, a small slightly unsightly repair has been made to the track on title page and the next 8 leaves, occasional very light browning, a few fox spots to a few margins, very occasional tiny dark spot on text, all easily readable, small very pale water stain to fore-edge margin of last 80 pages, otherwise contents clean. A very good tight 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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        A Survey of Trade.

      In Four Parts. I. The great Advantages of Trade in General, and the Particular Influence of it on Great Britain. II. The Marks of a Beneficial Trade, and the Nature of our Commerce in its several Branches; with an Examination of some Notions generally received of the Prejudices we suffer by other Nations in Trade. III. The great Advantages of our Colonies and Plantations to Great Britain, and our Interest in Preserving and Encouraging them; and how they may be further Improved. IV. Some Considerations on the Disadvantages our Trade at present labours under, and for the Recovery and Enlargement of it. Together with Considerations on our Money and Bullion. Its Exportation discus'd. Scarcity of Silver accounted for. The means of procuring a Plenty and free Circulation of both Species. First Edition, xiv, 1, 373pp 8vo, modern calf backed marbled boards old style, old perforated library stamp on title and small cancel on verso, a good copy, London, Hinchcliffe, 1718.Goldsmith 5424; Kress 3082. Written by William Wood who was later to become secretary to the Commissioners of Customs. A useful survey of trade in the early 18thC, with sections on the Negro trade, and trade with America and Africa. Photograph available on request.

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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

      Printed by John Mosman . . . for John Russell [etc.] Edinburgh 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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        THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER: Or, the right Use of the Contemplation of the World, For the Conviction of Atheists and Infidels

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

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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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        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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        A VOYAGE TO AND FROM THE ISLAND OF BORNEO, IN THE EAST-INDIES

      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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        THE BRITISH HISTORY, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE LATIN OF JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH

      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.

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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. .

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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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        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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        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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