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        Neuangeordnete Vollständige Haus- und Land-Bibliothec ... In zwey Cabinet oder Theile abgetheilet. Deren erstes in sich hält: Die zum Haushalten nöthige Natur- und Kunst-Bücher ... In dem andern ... Medicin- Moral- und Rechts-Bücher ... zusammengetragen von Andraea Glorez von Mähren. In gegenwärtige Ordnung gebracht von Georgio Philippo Platz. [Teil 1:] Die zum Haushalten nöthige Natur- und Kunst-Bücher. [Teil 2:] Die zum Haushalten nöthige Medicin-, Moral- und Rechts-Bücher

      Nürnberg, Lochner 1719. 34 cm. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden. (12), 1240, (52, l. w.); (6), 1223, (39) Seiten mit 2 Kupfertiteln und insgesamt 151 (4 doppelseit.) Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Weiss 1254 - Wimmer / Lauterbach 168 - Lindner, Jagdlit. 727.03, 729.02 - Güntz I, S. 140 (1699) - Letzte und umfangreichste Ausgabe des "kompendiösen Werkes der Hausväterliteratur" (Lindner). Das Werk ist ein umfassender Ratgeber für den Landgutsbesitzer. Teil 1 enthält Kapitel über Ackerbau, Gartenbau, Wiesen, Weinbau, Forstwirtschaft, Teichwirtschaft, landwirtschaftliche Bauten, Ernte und Lagerung, Arzneipflanzen, Tierzucht, Jagd, Falknerei, Vogelfang, Imkerei, fremdländische landwirtschaftliche Produkte, Bierbrauen, Destillieren, Kochen, Backen, Hausrat, etc.; Teil 2 mit einem umfangreichen medizinischen Teil, über Hebewerkzeuge, Pumpen, Feldmessen, Rechnungswesen, Recht der Bürger und Bauern, Wasserrecht, Jagdrecht, Ehe- und Familienrecht, Testament, etc. Die Kupfer zeigen und a. Küchenkräuter, Heilpflanzen, Blumen, Gartenpläne, Nutztiere, jagdbare Tiere, Vogelfang, Imkerei, Fische, Tisch-Ordnung, Serviettenfalten, Schneiden von Geflügel, Aderlaßpunkte, Feuerwerkskörper, Flaschenzüge, Pumpen, Mikroskope usw. Jeder Band am Ende mit ausführlichem Inhaltsverzeichnis und Stichwortregister, Band 1 außerdem mit Register der lateinischen Pflanzennamen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar, Einbände über den Gelenken restauriert, stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Band 1 alter Besitzeintrag auf Vortitel, Textseiten 139-144 in Faksimile auf farblich passendem Papier, Kupfertafel bei S. 144 restauriert mit 3 x 12 cm. Bild-Fehlstelle unten rechts. Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar für ein Gebrauchsbuch dieser Art. -

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        THE ACCOMPLISH'D LADY'S DELIGHT: in preserving, physick, beautifying, cookery, and gardening

      London, printed, for Daniel Pratt, 1719.. Containing, I. The Art of Preserving, and Candying. Fruits and Flowers and making all sorts of Conserves, Syrups, Jellies and Pickles. II. The Physical Cabinet: Or excellent Receipts in Physick and Chirurgery. Also from New Receipts relating to the Fair Sex, whereby they may be richly furnish'd with all manner of Beautifying Waters to add Loveliness to the Face and Body. III. The compleat cook's guide: Or Directions for Dressing all sorts of Flesh, Fowl and Fish after the newest Fashion now in use at the British Court; with the making Sauces of Pyes, Pasties, Tarts, Custard &c. IV. The Female angler, instructing Ladies and others in the various Methods of taking all manner of Fish, in the Fish-Ponds or River. V. The Lady's Diversion in her Garden: Or, the compleat Flowerist, with the Nature and Use of all sorts of Plants and Flowers. This last part has its own title page, and "Thomas Harris, Gard'ner at Stockwel, in Surrey" as author. 10th edition, inlarged, 1719. 12mo, approximately 150 x 85 mm, 6 x 3¼ inches, portrait frontispiece, additional engraved title page illustrating household tasks, 2 plates of "The Forms of Pyes, Tarts and Custards", pages: [6],177, [7], pagination goes astray at page 134 and jumps to page 145, catchword correct, the copy held in Leeds library has the same jump in pagination, bound in full modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt rules between raised bands to spine, new endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed and scratched, portrait, added title page, title page and the following page have small repairs to lower outer corner and bottom margins, a few other tiny repairs to edges of pages, margins of portrait and engraved title page a little dusty, pale age-browning and occasional pale brown spot, a few bottom margins slightly ragged and occasional tiny nick to margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Matter of Taste by William R. Gagle, pages 761-762, No. 1059; A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue 1701-1800 by Virginia Maclean, page 3; Gastronomic Bibliography by Katherine Bitting, page 513; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold Whitaker, Oxford, pages 37-38. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Viridarium reformatum, seu regnum vegetabile, Das ist Neu-eingerichtetes und vollständiges Kräuter-buch, Worinnen auff noch nicht geschehene Weise, Derer Vegetabilien als

      Kräutern, Sträuchen, Bäumen, Bluhmen und anderer Erd-Gewachsen Art, Krafft und Würckung dergestalt beschreiben werden, dass man dieses Werck statt einer Botanischen Bibliothec haben, jedes Kraut zu seiner rechten Haupt-Art bringen, auch dessen Nutzen in der Artzney deutlich und umständlich finden... Frankfurt, Anton Heinscheidt, 1719. (issued with:) (WELLING, G.) Opus Mago-cabalisticum et theologicum. Von Uhrsprung und Erzeugung des Salzes... Frankfurt, Anton Heinscheidt, 1719. 2 volumes. Folio (336 x 205mm), pp. (xx), 584, (24); (ii), (viii), 80; with 223 plates of botanical emblems in text, 387 engraved plates and 10 engraved 'occult' plates, 9 handcoloured, in second volume; old stamp inked out on title, a fine fresh copy in contemporary German calf, spines gilt, a little wear to heads and tails of spines. First edition of this immensely appealing botanical 'museum', a compilation of engraved plates by Merian, the de Brys, etc. The botanical emblem plates are from Ludwig, Prince of Anhalt's 'Der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft Nahmen, Vorhaben, Gemählde und Wörter, engraved and published by Matthäus Merian in 1646. Volume two contains plates from the de Bry-Merian 'Florilegium renovatum et auctum' (Frankfurt, Matthäus Merian 1641-47), the plates of which in turn derive from several sources. These include Johann Theodor de Bry's 'Florilegium novum' (Oppenheim 1612-14), Ferrari's 'De florum cultura' (1633) and Michael Rupert Besler's 'Gazophylacium Rerum Naturalium e regno Vegetabili', (Nuremberg 1642) along with other sources. There is a further series of plates with engraved versions of the woodcuts of Mattioli, Bauhin, and others, and miscellaneous plates taken from various publications, including some ephemera which are unavailable in the originals. The final ten 'occult' plates pertain to the second title, 'Opus mago-cabalisticum', a hermetic work on the origin of salt. Valentini's assemblage of plates comprises a pictorial 'museum' of botanical images, in keeping with the spirit of another work of his, 'Museum museorum' (1704-14), a collection of 'Wunderkammer' texts and images. Valentini (1657-1729) was a physician, professor of medicine at Giessen, and a collector of natural history objects. He must also have acquired the Merian and de Bry plates. The plates are arranged as follows: two plates of floral parts and 223 emblem plates in the first volume, and 385 plates numbered 1-383, with two plates numbered 261 (a and b) and an unnumbered plate between 215 and 216; this is followed by the Welling work with its 10 plates at the end. Unfortunately, because of the emblem and florilegium plates, the Valentini has become a popular target for 'breakers', with the result that most copies that have turned up recently have been broken. Hunt 447 and 448; Johnston, Cleveland herbal, botanical and horticultural collections 344 (without the Welling); Nissen BBI, 2037.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
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        Discursus legales DE COMMERCIO in duos tomos distributi. In quibus fusissime tractantur materiae concernentes Assecurationes. Naves, Naula, & Naulizationes. Jactus, Avarias, seu Contributiones. Praedas, & Praedationes. Societates, & Decoctiones. Accommendas, & Implicitas. Cambia Nundinaria, & Maritima. Giratas literarum Cambii, & Chirographor. Et alia Universam Mercaturam pertinentia ? nec non Consulatus Maris? ultra brevem Tractatum De Avariis Q. Weytsen?, in 2 voll.

      Jo Cajetanum Tartinium & Sanctem Franchium 1719 in folio (cm 32,6x20,7), pp. 1° vol.: 6 nn., xj, 391, 17 nn., CLXXIII, 28 nn.; 2° vol.: 8 nn., xix, 1 b., 504, 59, 4 pp. nn. tra la p. 420 e la 421; p/perg. coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi manos., front. del 1° vol. in rosso e nero, m. testatine, grandi capil., finalini e vignette ai front. delle varie parti, testo su due colonne. L'A., allievo di Gian Pietro Grimaldo, di Giuseppe Brondi e di Diego Lopez, ebbe la laurea in Utroque Iure a Genova nel 1691, ottenendo l'iscrizione al Collegio dei Giureconsulti; qui esercitò la professione legale fino al 1716 quando il Granduca di Toscana lo nominò uditore della Rota di Siena, passò poi alla Rota di Firenze e fu membro del Consiglio del Granduca; dotato di acutezza e profondità di ragionamento, di eccezionale cultura giuridica, di profonda conoscenza della prassi giudiziaria e degli usi commerciali, ha pubblicato questa che è la sua opera fondamentale, tra il 1707 ed il 1729, in cui commenta le decisioni della Rota di Genova, di Roma, di Firenze, di Lucca e di altre città; nel suo "Discursus generalis de assecurationibus" delinea i principi del contratto di assicurazione come nessuno aveva fatto prima. OPAC Catalogo del Polo BNCF di Firenze. Esemplare fresco con carta bianca e forte, ex libris, piccoli restauri ben eseguiti ai ds. Raro. 548/22

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        Monumenta Ullerakerensia cum Upsalia Nova illustrata, Eller : Ulleråkers Häradz Minnings-Merken, med nya Upsala uti Uplands Första Del Thiundaland antecknade.

      Stockholm., Joh. L. Horrn., 1719. 33 x 22 cms, (vi), 352 p., numerous woodengravings in the text, 31 engraved plates outside the text, most folding. Contemp ful calf with minor wear at edges, corners and spine. Good condition. a first volume on the theme; Then första boken af Swea och Götha minnings-merken was published in 1710

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Rijzende Zon]
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        Menige bergzmännernes uti Stora Kopparbergzlagen/ underdånigste lyckönskan/ til hennes kongl.

      maij:t Ulrica Eleonora, Swerjes/ Göthes och Wendes drottning &c. wid hennes kongl maij:ts högst-önskeliga anträde til regementet; jemte kort berättelse om Stora Kopparbergs grufwa/ bergshandteringen/ des forna friheter/ och werkets der af flytande förkofring och wälgång; samt dess nu warande beklageliga tilstånd. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1719. 4:o. 20 s. Lätt nött marmorerat pappbd med mörkbrun titeletikett (Hedberg, 1942). Stänkt övre snitt. Någon enstaka småfläck. Titelbladet lite solkigt och med en förstärkning i innermarginalen. Med Kurt Winbergs exlibris.. Detta är varianten med "sådan träflig winst" på s. 11, rad 10. På vers. Fylld av intressanta uppgifter om bergsbruk och om Stora Kopparbergs gruva, både i versen och i noter samt sidorubriker. Författaren (1683-1729) skrev en rad hyllningsskrifter. Hanselli gav 1866 ut hans arbeten på nytt

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft/ Dess Alten und Neuen Testaments: Verteutschet durch Hr. Johann Piscator/ ... Mit eines jeden Buchs und Capitels Innhalt/ vielen Locis Parallelis, und einichen kurtzen Anmerckungen auss dem Grund-Text versehen.

      25x20x13 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 4 Bl., 362 Bl., 140 Bl., 117 Bl., 172 (recte 163) Bl. Blindgerprägter Schweinsleder über Holdeckeln der Zeit mit 5 (von 10) Beschlägen und 1 (von 2) Metallschliessen. 2. Ausgabe nach der Erstausgabe von 1683/84 (in 4°) der kompletten Piscator-Überstzung (s. Lüthi 12). - (Vorderdeckel ohne die 5 Beschläge, obere Metallschliesse ausgerissen. Innendeckel fleckig. Frontispiz angerändert, etwas fleckig und mit einem Randausriss (ca. 1 cm). Viertes Blatt mit sauber hinterlegten Randausrissen, ohne Textverlust)

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Leben und Tod Carls des XII.

      des Schweden, Gothen und Wenden &c. Königes, nach denen merckwürdigsten Umständen kürtzlich zusammen gefasset, und biss auf die Krönung der Königin Ulricæ Eleonoræ inclusive in diesem geschmeidigen Format mit schönen Kupffern gezieret, beschrieben, von einer unpartheyischen Teutschen Feder. Nürnberg, Buggel und Seitz, 1719. 12:o. (22),+ 696,+ (24) s.+ 12 grav. planscher. Lagerfläckig och med småfläckar. Enstaka revor i marginalen. Nött samtida hfrbd med senare orange ryggtiteletikett och senare för- och eftersättsblad. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Saknar en frontespis med porträtt av Karl XII.Warmholtz 5945. En liten "Epitomator" som bygger på Le Long och Nordbergs företal. Avslutas med en "Kurtze geographische Beschribung des Königreichs Schweden". Gravyrerna avbildar scener ur Karl XII:s liv

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        Discours sur la polysynodie où l'on démontre que la polysynodie, ou pluralité des conseils, est la forme de ministère la plus avantageuse pour un roi, & pour son royaume.

      Amsterdam, Villard & Changuion, 1719. 12mo. 265,+ (19) pp. Title printed in red and black. The title-leaf with browning and a large stain spot, a minor stain mark in upper margin throughout. Somewhat worn contemporary calf, blindstamped spine with raised bands, marbled edges. From the library of Ericsberg. Einaudi 931. Second, enlarged edition. The first, printed in Paris in 1718, was supressed and banned. Detta är ett viktigt idelologisk arbete som pläderar mot enväldiga ministerstyrelser och för oligarki. Idealet är ett aristokratiskt välde, en "aristomonarchie". Förslagets revolutionära radikalitet underströks t.o.m. av Rousseau. I Sverige blev hans ideéer givevis intressanta vid frihetstidens början, och bl.a. Nikodemus Tessin var influerad av honom. (Se Lennart Thanner, "Revolutionen i Sverige efter Karl XII:s död", 1953, s. 345ff.) Abbé de Saint Pierre (1658-1743) var redan känd genom ett förslag till ett folkens förbund i samband med freden i Utrecht. Första upplagan av "Discours sur la polysynodie" utkom i april 1718 och väckte stort uppseende. Den konfiskerades, författaren uteslöts ur Franska akademien och boktryckaren kastades i fängelse. Denna andra utökade upplaga kom ut i Amsterdam 1719

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        Wälmente tanckar om goda miölke-koors utwäljande/ anskaffande och skiötsel/ at man må hafwa ömnig miölkning och tilbörlig nytta af boskap i landet.

      Sthlm, sahl. M. Laureli enckia, 1719. 8:o. 40 s. Häftad med samtida marmorerad ryggremsa. Bra ex.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1572. Första upplagan. En andra odaterad upplaga utkom på 1720-talet. Lagerlöf (1670-1731) skrev ett antal inlägg i ekonomiska ämnen och om lantnäringarna. Han var borgmästare i Kristinehamn, men slutade sina dagar som sinnessjuk

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        BREVIARIUM ROMANUM ex Decreto Sacrosancti Consilii Trident. restitutum, PII V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum; Clementis VIII. primum; nunc denuo Urbani PP. VIII. auctoritate recognitum. PARS HIEMALIS + PARS VERNA + PARS AESTIVA + PARS AUTUMNALIS.

      Antwerpiae., Ex Officina Plantiniana., 1719. 1719. 4 VOLUMES, 25 x 19 cms, ( lx ), 596, cclvii, (iii), ( vii ) + ( xxxii ), 604, ccxliv, ( iii), + ( xxxii ), 628, ccxvii, ( iii ), + ( xxxii ), 544, ccxliii, ( iii ) pages. 4 titlepages with engraved emblem, 3, + 3, + 3, + 3 fullpage engravings. Types in black and white. Some extra leaves inserted for special officiones. Contemp. uniform calf on wooden boards, 5 raised bands. . Remains of brass clasps. Corners and top of spines with traces of use. the complete set of the BREVIARIUM

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Rijzende Zon]
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        Opera omnia mathematica, hydraulica, medica, et physicia. Accessit vita autoris, a Jo. Baptista Morgagni … cum figuris & indicibus necessariis

      Cramer Perachon & Socii. Genevae: Cramer, Perachon & Socii.. 1719. First edition, 2 vols. in 1, 4to, pp. [2], [12], 772; [2], 571; many errors in pagination, but the book is complete; text in double column, engraved frontis portrait, title-p. in vol. I in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece in vol. II, 20 copper-engraved plates (16 folding), 9 wood-engraved plates (2 folding); text occasionally browned and spotted, else generally a very good, sound copy in full contemporary Dutch blindstamped vellum (soiled), brilliantly rebacked in matching calf, red morocco label. 7 copies in OCLC but only 4 in the U.S. Ebert 9123.

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        Libri duo de officio hominis et civis, quibus universa doctrina moralium ex natura, ad mentem b.

      lib. bar. de Pufendorf. Per questiones & responsiones strictim & perspicué traditur. Editio altera, emendatior. Stockholm, Theod. Goth. Volgenau, 1719. 12:o. (16),+ 217,+ (2) s. Enstaka små brunfläckar samt fläck s. 177. Sammanbunden med: Appendix thematum quorondam selectiorum ex illustris Pufendorfii officiis excerptorum & publicis disputationibus in academiâ Giessensi a. a. MDCCIII & IV ventilatorum. Stockholm, Theod. Gotth Volgenau, 1707. 12:o. 94 s. Samtida skinnband, blindpräglad rygg med röd titeletikett och upphöjda bind. Trasigt försättsblad, med Sw. Wahlbergs namnteckning. Initialerna J. B. präglade i frampärmens insida. Andra upplagan av Johan Eenbergs lärobok i naturrätt, i frågor och svar, efter Pufendorfs "De officio hominis et civis". Den första -med något annorlunda titel- utkom 1703. Johan Eenberg (+1709) från dalarna blev 1704 professor i praktisk filosofi vid Uppsala universitet. Han är idag mest känd för sina böcker om Uppsala. Det andra arbetet är en sammanställning över teser från två disputationer om Pufendorfs De officio i Giessen, den första med Johan Friedrick Keyser och den andra med Johan Albert Hartmann som respondenter. Preses var troligen Emmanuel Weber

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        Underrettelse om docken/ slysswercken och salt-wercket.

      Åhr 1719. [=rubrik]. (Sthlm?, J. H. Werner?, 1719). 4:o. (8) s. Tagen ur band och insatt i ny gråpappersryggremsa. Lätt lagerfläckig.. Hyde 142. Stroh & Ekelöf 52. Ej i Aberstén & Tiselius. Beskriver Christoffer Polhems arbeten med docka i Karlskrona, slussar i Trollhättan och saltsjuderianläggning i Strömstad. Det finns två varianter med lite olika sättning, här stavas t.ex. Orust "Öroust" på sista sidan

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER: WHO LIVED EIGHT AND TWENTY YEARS ALL ALONE IN AN UN- INHABITED ISLAND ON THE COAST OF AMERICA, NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE GREAT RIVER OROONOQUE; HAVING BEEN CAST ON SHORE BY SHIPWRECK, WHEREIN ALL THE MEN PERISHED BUT HIMSELF. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HOW HE WAS AT LAST AS STRANGELY DELIVER'D BY PYRATES ... [with:] THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; BEING THE SECOND AND LAST PART OF HIS LIFE, AND OF THE STRANGE SURPRIZING ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS ROUND THREE PARTS OF THE GLOBE [with:] SERIOUS REFLECTIONS DURING THE LIFE AND SUPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE: WITH HIS VISION OF THE ANGELICK WORLD

      London: Printed for W. Taylor at the Ship and Black Swan ... 17191720. London: Printed for W. Taylor, at the Ship and Black- Swan ..., 1719 - 1720.. Three volumes. [4],364pp.plus engraved frontis; [8],373,[11]pp. plus engraved folding frontis map; [16],270,84,[2]pp. plus engraved folding frontis. Octavos. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked and recornered to style, with the original gilt backstrips laid down, marbled edges and endsheets. Two tasteful bookplates in each volume on front pastedown, pencil notes erased from one terminal binder's blank, expert reinforcement on verso of one fold to frontis map in second volume, some faint spots to B1-2 in the second volume and one small spot on title of same volume, affecting one letter, but a very good set. Third edition of the first work, Hutchins' issue 3c; first edition 2nd state (with advert on A4v) of the second work; and first edition of the third (state with catchword 'The' on p. 270). A quite respectable set of one of the most celebrated of all 18th century English novels and an essential text in the literature of the imaginary voyage, including the two supplementary narratives. The first work was immediately popular and went through four editions within the four months after publication; the second also struck a chord with the public, with a second edition appearing the same year. The third part, however, languished and was not reprinted by Taylor, and its appearance in the subsequent, often abridged, editions of the full narrative is generally fragmentary. Crusoe's ADVENTURES was both pirated in its time and imitated, serving as the progenitor of the subset of imaginary voyages christened "Robinsonades." It established the relative fortune of its publisher, though not of its author, who sold his interests outright to Taylor. HUTCHINS, pp. 74-8; 97-112; and 122-8. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 41. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 180.

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        Catalogi stirpium agri bononiensis prodromus gramina ac hujusmodi affinia complectens

      Constantin Pisarri Complete with half-title, title in red and black, and printer's device on colophon. With 3 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary vellum-backed boards; light marginal browning. An excellent copy from the library of Melvin Edward Jahn, with his book-label. First edition of this valuable descriptive catalogue of Graminiae, which contains wheat, maize, barley and rye, the plant family most economically useful to man. More than three hundred species have been noted by the author, many indigenous to the area around Bologna and others collected on his travels. Monti provides a botanical description and treats the medical properties of each plant. He also makes references to earlier studies, and includes a bibliography, commencing with Pliny's work of 1470. Monti (1682-1760) was a professor of botany and natural history at the University of Bologna; the genus Montia is named in his honor. He wrote a number of works on materia medica, and was quite active with the large botanical garden in Bologna.

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        Degl'istorici delle cose veneziane... tomo quinto (sesto e settimo) che comprende i primi (secondi e terzi) libri dell'istorie veneziane latinamente scritte dal senatore andrea morosini... aggiuntavi la vita dell'autore, e un indice copiosissimo. in venezia, appresso il lovisa, 1719-20.

      Tre volumi di cm. 29, pp. lx (6) 638; 687 (1); 521 + (65) d'indici. Fregi xilografici ai frontespizi, capolettera, testate ed un bel ritratto a piena pagina del Morosini. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Perfetta legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti di carta colorata e con tasselli riportante i titoli manoscritti. Ex libris nobiliare inciso (Marchese Dionisi). Bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta dell'intera sezione di questa celebre serie dedicata all'opera storica del Morosini.

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        Boerosia, Urbs, per Regna Septemtrionis, mercatura nobilis.

      Then uti the Nordiska Riken, för sin köp0handel wälbekante Boeråås Stad. Beskrifwen af Nils Hufwedsson Dal. Stockholm, tryckt hos Sahl. M. Laurelli Enkia, Anno 1719. 8:o. (8),112 s. + 2 utvikbara graverade planscher. Samtida nött kalvskinnband, rikt gulddekorerad rygg. Liten bit borta vid ryggens fot. 20 mm spricka i främre fals. Nedersta 9 mm bortklippta på titelbladet. Fjärde bladet med gammal förstärkning i yttre kant. Planschen Wästgöta-dräng förstärkt i inre marginalen. Arvid och Rosa Hernmarcks förgyllda pärmexlibris på främre pärm. Stämpel AE i nedre marginalen på titelbladet. Exlibris Alex. Engblom och J. O. Wedberg. 16 x 10 cm.. Warmholtz 534

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        Biblia, das ist: Die gantze göttliche Heilige Schrift.

      Alten und neuen Testaments, nach der teutschen ubersetzung D. Martin Luthers, mit vorgesetzen kurtzem Inhalt und Abtheilung eines jeden capitels, erbaulichen Anmerckungen, und Rettenweise an einander hangenden sehr vielen Concordantzen oder gleichen Schrift-stellen, nach mehrer Anweisung der Vorrede. Samt einiger berühmten Gottes-gelehrten gründlichem Unterricht, die Heilige Schrift erbaulich zu lesen. Nach denen bewehrtesten und neuesten Editionen zum vierten mahl mit Fleiss ausgefertiget. Lemgo: Heinrich Wilh. Meyer, 1719 and 1718. Engraved titlepage, titlepage in red and black,(22),872 + 267,(5) pp. Contemporary leather binding with brass clasps. Blind decorations on boards and spine. All edges gilt. Marbled paper on pastedowns. Front free endpaper missing. Rear endpaper and back of engraved title with old owners signatures. Small owners signature on titlepage (Lundborg, Upl. 1723). First leafs including titles with marks in outer margin from the nails for the clasps. Spine dry and worn. 17 x 9,5 x 5 cm

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK, MARINER and SERIOUS REFLECTIONS & ANGELICK WORLD

      ROBINSON CRUSOE: SECOND EDITION, 1719, Volume 1 only, LACKS THE FARTHER ADVENTURES. 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, pages: frontispiece of Crusoe, title page, preface, 1-364 plus 4 pages of adverts, bound in full calf, rebacked to style, maroon label with gilt lettering, new endpapers. Covers rubbed and scuffed, small repair to lower cover, corners neatly repaired, frontispiece repaired and in poor condition, title page browned with a little pale staining, small repair in outer margin, tip of top corner missing, pin hole, not affecting text, the following 2 pages have chipping to outer margin and top corners, margins slightly soft, a few other very small marginal repairs, pale age-browning and light foxing throughout, small tear to outer margin of 1 page, not affecting text, 3 outer margins have small repairs, 1 outer margin has a small brown mark, a poor copy of an important book. SOLD WITH: SERIOUS REFLECTIONS DURING THE LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE: WITH HIS VISION OF THE ANGELICK WORLD. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the third volume in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe trilogy. London, W. Taylor, 1720. 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, ENGRAVED FOLDING FRONTISPIECE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE'S ISLAND IS MISSING (also called the map of the island by some cataloguers), now replaced with modern facsimile, small vignette of sailing ship on title page neatly handcoloured, some woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, pages: (16), 270, 84, plus 2 pages of adverts, bound in full antique calf, single ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked with raised bands and gilt lettered label with title of second part "Crusoe's Angelick World", new free front endpapers. Small name label and an old ink number on front pastedown, title page has repair to upper margin where name was cut away, old initials to fore-edge margin, small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired, ship device neatly water-coloured long ago, tiny ink spot to lower edge of a few pages, pale damp stain to upper margin corner of a few leaves, very occasional small pale stain to margins, on page 31 a previous owner has heavily inked out the words "like that of Bastardy", causing 4 words on verso to be illegible also (" seldom thrives in" and "taken"). Binding tight and firm. A poor copy with facsimile frontispiece as noted. Hutchins, Robinson Crusoe and its Printing 1719-1731, Chapter VI. The catchword on page 270 in our copy is "The" rather than "A" which would be correct for the following page (A Vision), but according to Hutchins "The" does not indicate an earlier printing as he is able to prove that both the copies with "The " and those with "A" are from the same first printing and are both therefore first issues. Both copies are sturdily bound with no loose pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        BREVIARIUM ROMANUM ex Decreto Sacrosancti Consilii Trident. restitutum, PII V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum; Clementis VIII. primum; nunc denuo Urbani PP. VIII. auctoritate recognitum. PARS HIEMALIS + PARS VERNA + PARS AESTIVA + PARS AUTUMNALIS

      Antwerpiae., Ex Officina Plantiniana., 1719. 1719. 4 VOLUMES, 25 x 19 cms, ( lx ), 596, cclvii, (iii), ( vii ) + ( xxxii ), 604, ccxliv, ( iii), + ( xxxii ), 628, ccxvii, ( iii ), + ( xxxii ), 544, ccxliii, ( iii ) pages. 4 titlepages with engraved emblem, 3, + 3, + 3, + 3 fullpage engravings. Types in black and white. Some extra leaves inserted for special officiones. Contemp. uniform calf on wooden boards, 5 raised bands. . Remains of brass clasps. Corners and top of spines with traces of use. the complete set of the BREVIARIUM. KEYWORDS: devotio KEYWORDS: devotio

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        NIEUWE EN ALDEREERSTE AFTEEKENING VAN T'EYLAND ST. THOMAS. MET ALLE DESSEFS HAVANEN, ANKER PLAATSE EN GELEEGONT HEDEN, IS GELEEGEN BEOOSTEN I. PORTO RICO IN WEST INDIE

      [Amsterdam]. 1719.. Sheet map, 22 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches. Modern color. Handsomely matted and framed. Old fold lines, some minor wear. Very good. Large and handsome chart of St. Thomas, now in the U.S. Virgin Islands but then a Dutch colony, made by the famed Van Keulen cartography firm. This map was originally published as part of a 1720 edition of Van Keulen's DE GROOTE NIEUWE VERMEERDERDE ZEE-ATLAS..., a significant work containing one hundred maps and charts (cf. Phillips). The chart shows the entire island on a very large scale, with its topographical features and harbor depths, as well as the forts and settlements. Two insets on the right show a detailed view of the harbor of St. Thomas and the harbor of the neighboring island of St. John. Along the bottom are five profile elevations, showing the island from different angles. The map is one of the handsomest maps of the island made in the colonial period. Johannes van Keulen enrolled in the Dutch booksellers' guild in 1678 and began publishing sea charts and atlases. That same year, his son, Gerard (1678- 1726), was born, who would go on to become a skillful engraver and a significant asset to the firm. "This son was endowed with talent. He was a skillful engraver and proficient in mathematics and navigational science. Gerard was responsible for establishing the scientific basis of the firm of Van Keulen" (Koeman). Gerard van Keulen took over the family business in 1704 and would go on to become the hydrographer for the East India Company in 1714, a prestigious and important office. His son, Johannes, took up the family business upon his death in 1726. PHILLIPS ATLASES 5693. KOEMAN, KEU 31.

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        Durch einen grossen Theil von Teutschland und den Niederlanden biss nach Paris gemachtete Architectonische Reise=Anmerckungen zu der vollst. Goldmannsichen Bau=Kunst...als ein Anhang gethan...

      Augspurg, 1719. Folio. Nice cont.half calf w. gilt title-labels to spine. Some wear to boards, but otherwise a very nice copy. St.o.t. (Royal Military Library of Denmark + The Library of the Engineer Corps). 144 pp. and 52 engr.plates, partly folded.. The first edition of this architectural travel through Germany and the Netherlands through to Paris.The descriptions of the buildings of the numerous cities of the three countries are made as a collection of letters, which describes the cities that are to be travelled through, and which refers to the beautifully executed numerous plates that accompany the text at the end. For instance, the description, which starts out with Magdeburg, begins as thus: "Mein Herr! Nachdem ich aus seinem Geehrtesten vom 18. Currentis nicht nur verstanden/ dass meine neulich geschehene ob schon geringe Anerbietung annehmlich gewesen/ sondern auch den gesetzten Anfangs=Termin und die vorhabene Route der Reise vernommen; so will ich nach der Ordnung/ wie Sie die Oerter nach einander durchreisen werden vermelden/ was mir an denselbigen sonderlich den Gebäuden nach merckwürdiges vorgekommen..." (P. 4). The copy has belonged to Joseph Carl Julien de Feignet (1699-1771) and bears the following contemporary handwritten inscription on inside of front board: "Dette Værk har Hans Majestæt skjænket/ Corpset af Oberst de Feignets Bogsamling" [= "This work has been given by His Majesty (i.e. King Frederic V of Denmark)/ to the library of the corps of Colonel de Feignets"]. J.C.J. de Feignet was an officer, who was originally in the Austrian military service, but who was summoned to Denmark, when in 1743 he was announced surnumerary Engineer Major with wages at the Danish fortification services. He then began a glorified military career in Denmark, which earned him the title of Colonel of the Infantry in 1755 and in 1762 General Major of the Infantry. When the engineer corps was founded in 1763, by joining together the three fortification services of Denmark, Norway and Holstein, de Feignet became the new Chief of Corps, a position he possessed until his death in 1771. He was also awarded the highly honorable title of Ridder af Dannebrog

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        A New and Correct Map of the World, Laid Down According to the Newest Discoveries, and From the Most Exact Observations

      London: H. Moll, T. & J. Bowles, P. Overton & J. King, [dated 1719, but circa 1730]. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 29 x 48 7/8 inches. A fine copy of Herman Moll's monumental and highly engaging world map, charted on Mercator's Projection This fascinating global perspective depicts the latest state of knowledge of the world in the first quarter of the eighteenth-century. The delineation of Europe, South America, and southern Asia is quite sophisticated, while the depiction of regions further beyond suggests only fleeting exploration or outright speculation. The map features the sailing tracks of various explorers including Henry Hudson, Thomas James, Willem Barents and the circumnavigation of Woodes Rogers. Most of the Arctic is labelled "Parts Unknown," and the American West is largely conjectural, featuring California as an island, the most beloved of cartographic misconceptions. Lands as depicted to the east of the Spice Islands are scarcely contemplated, "Iesso," or Hokkaido, is shown to be part of Siberia, and eastern Australia is left as a complete enigma, decades before the voyages of James Cook. This map was intended to satiate the intense English interest in maritime exploration and commerce. The oceans within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn feature highly detailed hydrological information, most notably the direction of ocean currents, gleaned from Moll's esteemed contemporary Sir Edmond Halley. The inset to the upper left of the map features a diminutive world map depicting numerous lines of the degrees of compass variation. These calculations are, in part, based on measurements taken by Woodes Rogers during his transit across the Pacific, his individual readings being noted on the general map. An elegant circular inset in the lower left of the map depicts the Arctic regions as seen from directly above the Pole. This magnificent composition is further accentuated by the large title cartouche, which features personifications of the Old and New Worlds, enlivened by the most virtuous engraving. The present map was part of Herman Moll's magnificent folio work, a New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of great scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan's Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll's coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language. Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library I, T.Moll-4b, 2; Cf. Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER: WHO LIVED EIGHT AND TWENTY YEARS ALL ALONE IN AN UN- INHABITED ISLAND ON THE COAST OF AMERICA, NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE GREAT RIVER OROONOQUE; HAVING BEEN CAST ON SHORE BY SHIPWRECK, WHEREIN ALL THE MEN PERISHED BUT HIMSELF. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HOW HE WAS AT LAST AS STRANGELY DELIVER'D BY PYRATES ... [with:] THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; BEING THE SECOND AND LAST PART OF HIS LIFE, AND OF THE STRANGE SURPRIZING ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS ROUND THREE PARTS OF THE GLOBE [with:] SERIOUS REFLECTIONS DURING THE LIFE AND SUPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE: WITH HIS VISION OF THE ANGELICK WORLD

      London: Printed for W. Taylor, at the Ship and Black- Swan ..., 1719 - 1720.. Three volumes. [4],364pp.plus engraved frontis; [8],373,[11]pp. plus engraved folding frontis map; [16],270,84,[2]pp. plus engraved folding frontis. Octavos. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked and recornered to style, with the original gilt backstrips laid down, marbled edges and endsheets. Two tasteful bookplates in each volume on front pastedown, pencil notes erased from one terminal binder's blank, expert reinforcement on verso of one fold to frontis map in second volume, some faint spots to B1-2 in the second volume and one small spot on title of same volume, affecting one letter, but a very good set. Third edition of the first work, Hutchins' issue 3c; first edition 2nd state (with advert on A4v) of the second work; and first edition of the third (state with catchword 'The' on p. 270). A quite respectable set of one of the most celebrated of all 18th century English novels and an essential text in the literature of the imaginary voyage, including the two supplementary narratives. The first work was immediately popular and went through four editions within the four months after publication; the second also struck a chord with the public, with a second edition appearing the same year. The third part, however, languished and was not reprinted by Taylor, and its appearance in the subsequent, often abridged, editions of the full narrative is generally fragmentary. Crusoe's ADVENTURES was both pirated in its time and imitated, serving as the progenitor of the subset of imaginary voyages christened "Robinsonades." It established the relative fortune of its publisher, though not of its author, who sold his interests outright to Taylor. HUTCHINS, pp. 74-8; 97-112; and 122-8. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 41. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 180.

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        South America: With federal remarks. Dedicated to the Earl of Sunderlandfrom The World described; or a New and Correct Sett of Maps

      London: Herman Moll, 1719. AN IMPORTANT MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA Engraving with original hand color Sheet size: 40 1/2" x 25" In the early 1700's, Herman Moll along with a group of peers decided to explore an idea they called the South Sea development. What they envisioned was an expansion of British trade to South America as well as the eastern Pacific Ocean. Throughout the years Moll printed several maps that publicized the location, which in part added to the interest in the area. In 1719, he produced this map of South America with each country carefully outlined and distinguished by various colors. In addition, Moll included certain annotations around the coast of the continent. Included within the map is an interesting detail located in the bottom left corner. It is a depiction of a location called Potosi, a region that received a wonderful gift from nature: an incredible amount of silver located in a moderate sized mountain in what we now call southern Bolivia. Having only mined the silver when it was necessary, it came as a shock to the natives when the Spanish colonizers began to ravage the resources. By the middle of the 1500s, the silver became a magnet for settlers looking for money. Potosi, a word meaning high place, became synonymous with wealth and splendor in the modern world. As a result, Hermann Moll included the location on his map hoping to entice the public into the interest in South America.. Book.

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        [Estampes pour servir l'histoire des plantes]

      Paris: [circa 1719-1786], Broadsheets. (20 5/16 x 15 1/4 inches). Engraved throughout, without title and text (as issued). 160 engraved plates (numbered in ink 1-13, 15-159 with two bis. plates) by Nicolas Robert, Abraham Bosse and Louis de Chatillon after Nicolas Robert and de Chatillon, with occasional engraved additions and alterations by Jean Marchant, all with early numbering in ink, most with Linnaean bi-nomials added in ink or pencil. (Light darkening or dust soiling, last 20 plates with marginal ink stain). Contemporary mottled calf, expertly rebacked to style with spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt composed from a large centrally-placed flower-spray tool encircled by small star and flower-head tools, with cornerpieces of stylized foliage (neat expert repairs to edges of boards and corners). 'The finest collection of flower engravings made during the seventeenth century' (Blunt). 'The Recueil des plantes was judged by the master flower painter Gerard van Spaendonck to be the most beautiful botanical work ever published.' ('Oak Spring Flora') 'Numerous authorities agree that [the plates to this work] rank among the best botanical engravings ever produced' (Hunt, 'Printmaking in the Service of Botany') This very rare selection of engravings are by or after Nicolas Robert, the greatest botanical artist of the seventeenth century. The work was never published or offered for public sale, and the present album copy was probably given as a Royal gift some time between 1719 and about 1780. The binding would perhaps suggest a date closer to 1719. The plates form a valuable and unique record of a selection of the plants in cultivation in the second half of the seventeenth century. 'Nicolas Robert (1614-85) must ever be remembered for three important contributions to botanical art: - for the famous Guirlande de Julie, for his flower paintings on vellum for Gaston and Louis XIV; and for [the present work] - the finest collection of flower engravings made during the seventeenth century. Robert's name first occurs as an illustrator of a small book of etchings of flowers entitled Fiori Diversi (Rome: 1640). His father was an inn-keeper at Langres, and the circumstances in which the young man made the journey to Italy remain unknown; but he must already have made some reputation for himself, for the following year he was chosen to illustrate a book of unusual interest and importance, the Guirlande de Julie... Before [the baron de] Sainte- Maure set out for the wars, he had given his fiancée [the witty, beautiful and virtuous Julie d'Angennes, daughter of Madame de Rambouillet], as a birthday gift, an album of flowers - the chef d'oeuvre de la galanterie known as the "Guirlande de Julie." In the making of it, Nicolas Robert had collaborated with Jarry, the greatest calligrapher of the day... Overnight Robert found himself famous; shortly afterwards, when Gaston d'Orléans was seeking for a painter to make a permanent record of his collection, his eye naturally fell upon the young painter of the celebrated Guirlande. To form a true impression of the diversity and brilliance of Robert's talent as a painter, it is necessary to study his work at the Muséum of the Jardin des Plantes... Outline is reduced to a bare minimum, and, as in medieval illumination, the neutral tone of the shadows is often disregarded. Form and texture are suggested by an infinity of finely hatched strokes... At the time of Gaston's death in 1660, the collection filled five large folio volumes. The majority of the drawings are flowers, though there are also many birds and other objects of natural history. Appointed in 1664 to the post of "peintre ordinaire de Sa Majesté pour la miniature," Robert now continued in Paris and at Versailles the work he had begun at Blois.... It is believed to have been the great Scottish botanist Robert Morison (1620-1683), a Royalist in exile from 1650 to 1660, Superintendent of Gastons' gardens at Blois, who first persuaded Nicolas Robert to interest himself in scientific botanical illustration. In the years spent at Blois, the latter had learned to become more than a mere purveyor of floral beauty; it was fitting, therefore, when the newly founded Académie Royale des Sciences decided to publish a History of Plants, that he should be chosen as its chief illustrator.' (Wilfred Blunt & William T. Stearn: The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1994, pp.118-121). 'The original idea for this encyclopaedic undertaking was conceived by Perrault and the proposal was enthusiastically received by Colbert, minister to Louis XIV, although it appears to have actually begun to take shape only when the botanist Denis Dodart (1634-1707) joined the Académie in 1673. His work, Mémoires pour servir à l'Histore des Plantes, which was intended to form the introductory volume to this series, appeared in 1675 and contained thirty-nine plates by Robert. In it Dodart lamented the fact that none of the engravings could be in colour, but at least, he assured the reader, all the illustrations in the new series would be drawn directly from life, the artist making every effort to present the plants in their actual dimensions.' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi: An Oak Spring Flora, 1997, p.168). Part of the original intention had been that the engravings should accompany text based on the latest chemical, medical and botanical analysis of the species depicted: this text was never published. 'Putting to one side his regular activity of flower painting on vellum in order to concentrate on this project, Robert managed to produce an enormous number of engravings [but at the time of his death the work was incomplete]... The Recueil des plantes was judged by the master flower painter Gerard van Spaendonck to be the most beautiful botanical work ever published. Most of the engravings show the plants in flower, complete with their roots, and many are accompanied by enlarged drawings of certain details. This work was clearly the result of a close collaboration between the scientist and artist, both seeking to portray the plant as accurately as possible. The plates engraved by Robert are instantly distinguishable by the lightness of his touch and by the sensitive modulation of the various tones of grey and black in the leaves and flowers' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi: An Oak Spring Flora, 1997, pp. 168-170). He was however ably assisted by both Abraham Bosse (1602-1676), whose wide experience of engraving would have been invaluable to Robert, and Louis de Chatillon (1639-1734), who continued the work after Robert's death in 1684 - Blunt praised Chastillon's engravings for their 'exquisite delicacy'. Printing history: c.1685: earliest issue, printed at about the time of Robert's death to provide an example of "work in progress" to the Académie Royale des Sciences, includes up to 272 plates 1701: first issue of the completed series of 319 plates: [Estampes pour servir à l'histoire des plantes] 1719: Jean Marchant added details of plant structures to the plates, based upon Tournefort and Vaillant, with occasional changes of plant names 1701- c.1786: very occasional collections of the plates were printed and given as gifts, numbers of plates in these collections vary. c. 1786: the royal gift issue published, with the addition of the important frontispiece by Sebastien le Clerc: the first ever image of the meeting of a scientific society. 1788: second issue of the completed series of 319 plates published, under the title Receuil des plantes gravées par ordre du Louis XIV. Census of copies sold at auction: Circa 1685 issue: The de Belder copy 1 (with 271 plates) sold at Sotheby's London 28 April 1987, lot 307 (this copy was subsequently resold at Christie's New York 4 June 1997, lot 37) Circa 1786 issue: The de Belder copy 2 (with 319 plates) sold at Sotheby's London 28 April 1987, lot 308 (this copy was subsequently resold at Christie's New York 4 June 1997, lot 38) Christie's London 11 November 1998, lot 95 (frontispiece and 319 plates). References: BM(NH) IV, p.1515; Brunet IV.1325; Bultingaire Les Velins du Museum d'Histore Naturelle de Paris [n.d.]; Great Flower Books (1990) p.91; Hunt 'Flora Portrayed' (1985) p.21; Hunt 'Printmaking in the Service of Botany' (1986) 16; Laissus & Monseigny 'Les Plantes du Roi' in Revue d'histore des sciences, XXII, fasc. 3, pp.193-236; Nissen BBI 533 & 504; Rix The Art of the Plant World p.61; Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 43

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        Carte de la Barbarie, Nigritie et de la Guinée avec les Pays Voisins, Dressée sur les Memoires les plus Nouveaux & les observations les plus exactes.

      Kobberstik. 40 x 51 cm. Koloreret. [Amsterdam ca. 1719, evt. lidt senere]. Fint eksemplar.. Mere end halvdelen af det afrikanske kontinent er gengivet på dette kort over den vestlige del af Afrika. Med Kap Verde Øerne, De Kanariske Øer, Madeira og Azorerne.Fra Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction à l'Histoire, à la Chronologie & à la Geographie Ancienne et Moderne..., bind 6.Atlas Historique var med kort af Châtelain og tekst af Nicholas Gueudeville og H. P. Limiers. Der udkom ialt 7 bind i årene 1705-1720. Senere tryk kendes frem til 1739.Henri Abraham Châtelain (1684-1743). Geograf og udgiver

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        Cimbrisch=Hollsteinische Antiquitæten-Remarques, Oder Accurate und umståndliche Beschreibung derer in denen Grab=Hügeln derer alten Heydrischen Hollsteiner der Gegend Hamburg gefundenen Reliquien, als Urnen,Wehr and Waffen,Zierrathen, Ringe,Arm=Bändre ecec...Nebst einer Vorrede Joh. Alberti Fabricii.

      Hmbg., Piscator, (1719)-20. 4to. Cont. full calf,richly gilt back. (8),443,(9) pp., 10 engravings and 39 wood-engr.in the text.. Scarce first edition

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        Annales sex regum Angliae.

      Oxonii [Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1719.. 8vo. (26), 347, (1, 32 index followed by postscript) pp. Late 18th century dark green straight grain morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels with ornate decoration to the other compartments, gilt tooled rosettes with flower and leaf stems to the corners of each board, the ciphered initials "P.S." to the upper cover and the motto "Vincit et Patitur" to the lower board in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, mustard coloured endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait. Binding slightly rubbed, some very light spotting to the front and rear leaves, else a most handsome copy. The binding has sometime been attributed to the noted binder Roger Payne, his name pencilled on one of the front endpapers though nowhere is the binding signed. Certainly the binding has the appearance of his work and, specifically, the cornerpieces are very reminiscent of devices that he used. Nicholas Trivet (c.1257 - c.1334) was a Dominican friar and scholar. Manuscripts exist of various works by him, though this is one of the few that subsequently ever made it into print. The work chronicles the history of the early Plantagenet dynasty, from King Stephen to Edward I. This edition is edited by Anthony Hall, an Oxford scholar who had previously edited a 1709 edition of the work of the English antiquarian John Leland "Commentarii de Scriptoribus Britannicis". His postscript at the rear of the volume indicates his intention to publish the continuation of the manuscript from which he was working, the "Annalium Continuatio" appeared 3 years later.

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        A New and Correct Map of the World, Laid Down According to the Newest Discoveries, and From the Most Exact Observations

      London: H. Moll, T. & J. Bowles, P. Overton & J. King, [dated 1719, but circa 1730]. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 29 x 48 7/8 inches. A fine copy of Herman Moll's monumental and highly engaging world map, charted on Mercator's Projection This fascinating global perspective depicts the latest state of knowledge of the world in the first quarter of the eighteenth-century. The delineation of Europe, South America, and southern Asia is quite sophisticated, while the depiction of regions further beyond suggests only fleeting exploration or outright speculation. The map features the sailing tracks of various explorers including Henry Hudson, Thomas James, Willem Barents and the circumnavigation of Woodes Rogers. Most of the Arctic is labelled "Parts Unknown," and the American West is largely conjectural, featuring California as an island, the most beloved of cartographic misconceptions. Lands as depicted to the east of the Spice Islands are scarcely contemplated, "Iesso," or Hokkaido, is shown to be part of Siberia, and eastern Australia is left as a complete enigma, decades before the voyages of James Cook. This map was intended to satiate the intense English interest in maritime exploration and commerce. The oceans within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn feature highly detailed hydrological information, most notably the direction of ocean currents, gleaned from Moll's esteemed contemporary Sir Edmond Halley. The inset to the upper left of the map features a diminutive world map depicting numerous lines of the degrees of compass variation. These calculations are, in part, based on measurements taken by Woodes Rogers during his transit across the Pacific, his individual readings being noted on the general map. An elegant circular inset in the lower left of the map depicts the Arctic regions as seen from directly above the Pole. This magnificent composition is further accentuated by the large title cartouche, which features personifications of the Old and New Worlds, enlivened by the most virtuous engraving. The present map was part of Herman Moll's magnificent folio work, a New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of great scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan's Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll's coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language. Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library I, T.Moll-4b, 2; Cf. Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle

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