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        Histoire de Madame Henriette D'Angleterre

      Amsterdam: Michel Charles le Cene, 1720. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, rubbed, one corner creased, but quite sound. Endpapers a little soiled, a few minor stains, but generally quite clean internally. One of three posthumous works by Madame de La Fayette, author of La Princess de Clèves. (viii), 210pp. Likely published in France despite the imprint. Graesse M71. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045088.

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        The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton in Two Volumes

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head in the Strand, 1720. Hardcover. Very Good. Both volumes have been professionally rebacked, but original boards remain. Banded leather spine with black and red title blocks. A bit of chipping to black title blocks, which appear to be original. Boards were once covered in marbled paper, but paper has mostly worn away. Boards completely exposed at corners and edges. Previous owner's name and a couple of very brief notes in pencil in front end paper of first volume. Front end paper separated at hinge. Chipping to many page edges throughout. A couple of pages have been repaired with tissue at edge. Scattered foxing, toning and brown spots to pages. Binding sound and tight. Volume I contains the twelve books of Paradise Lost plus Notes Upon the Twelve Books of Paradise Lost, along with list of subscribers. Volume II contains: Paradise Regain'd; in Four Books. Samson Agonistes. Poems Upon Several Occasions. A Tractate of Education. Engraved illustrations to both title pages and occasionally throughout text.

      [Bookseller: Crooked House Books & Paper]
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        "Abbildung unterschiedlicher Kinder - Spiel" usw." Insgesamt fünf Darstellungen auf fünf Blättern.

      . Kupferstiche bei Hier. Bölmann, Nürnberg, um 1720, je ca.18,5 x 26,5 cm.. Vorhanden: 1. Titelblatt, die Inschrift wie oben flankiert von geflügelten Genien, dazu zwei Knaben beim Spiel mit Trommel bzw. Treibreifen, am Boden eine Art Cricket (Bälle und Schlegel). 2. Fünf Knaben spielen eine Art Suchspiel mit "Einschauen". 3. Fünf Knaben beim Ringen. 4. Fünf Knaben spielen "Blinde Kuh", mit Tamburin und Hund. 5. Vier Knaben spielen mit Murmeln. - Geringe Randläsuren, das Titelblatt etwas stärker. Jeweils mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante. Aus der Sammlung des Kunstmalers Ed. Riedel (1813-1885).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Folge von sechs Blättern mit Emblemen antiker Gottheiten. Geflügelte Genien spielen zwischen Früchte- und Blumenfestons mit den Kennzeichen eines bestimmten Gottes.

      . Kupferstiche bei Hier. Bölmann, Nürnberg, um 1720, je ca. 16 x 23 cm.. Vorhanden: 1. Titelblatt. Zwei Genien mit der Keule des Herkules, dazu geflügeltes Fabelwesen. 2. Genius trägt den Dreizack des Neptun. 3. Amor mit Bogen, Köcher und Pfeilen, dazu ein Genius und schnäbelnde Vögel. 4. Genius mit Panflöten, auf einem Zweig die Eule der Minerva. 5. Genius mit dem Blitzebündel Jupiters, daneben der Adler. 6. Genius mit Schwert und Schild des Mars. - Einige Blätter mit Altersspuren: hinterlegte Randeinrisse, ergänzte Randausrisse, vereinzelte Fleckchen. Aus der Sammlung des Kunstmalers Ed. Riedel (1813-1885).

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        Map of Denmark--City of Copenhagen): Accurate Vorstellung der Beruhmten Meer-Enge Zwischen der Nord und ost See der Sunt Genant, mit der Herumlingenden Gegend von Seeland undSchonen, Nebst der. Stadt Copenhagen

      Homan, Nuremberg 1720 - Striking map, vg w/minor soiling (image clean and bright), date approximate. Birdseye view of Copenhagen below, with 3 smaller birdseyes of other locations as insets (upper left). This family of German mapmakers helped to revive their country's cartographic industry. 49x57cm. These were, in some sense, derivates of the earlier views of Braun & Hogenberg.

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale ... Australe

      Nürnberg, Homann, 1720. Doppelmayr. "Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale"; "Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe". Orig. copper-engravings from J. G. Doppelmayr's Atlas Coelestis. Published by Homann in Nuremberg, ca. 1720. Orig. old colouring. Circular charts of the northern and southern hemispheres constellations, with decorative vignettes of the astronomical observatories (Hem. ... Boreale: the Observatory of Tycho Brahe on the Island of Ven, Denmark; the Paris Observatory; the Nuremburg Observatory (where Doppelmayr made his observations); and the Observatory of Johann Hevelius in Gdansk; Hem. ... Australe: astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel, and Berlin) in the corners. The tables along the sides describe the constellations on the charts. 49:58,5 cm (Hemisphaerium ... Boreale) and 49:58 cm (Hemisphaerium ... Australe).. A very decorative set of two celestial maps.

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        Petit Butor

      - A very detailed hand colored ornithological engraving by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762) from his book "Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel" which was printed in Nuremberg in1749-76. These engravings were after George Edwards and Mark Catesby's earlier prints. Overall this print measures 15 ½” x 10”. Mark Catesby (1682-1749) was born and educated in England, and was originally sent to Carolina by the Royal Society in 1722 as a botanist. From there he traveled to Florida and the Bahamas, returning to England in 1726 with a vast store of information on the wildlife he had observed. By the spring of 1729, he had completed the first part of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1734-1746), but it was not until 1746 that the work was finally finished. It became the earliest colored book on American birds. George Edwards (1694-1773) was a contemporary of Mark Catesby. He was an ornithologist and bird illustrator who was heavily influenced by Catesby. Edwards is best known as the author of A Natural History, composed of two books: A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-51) and Gleanings of Natural History (1758-1764). The plates that were contained within these works were valued for their landscape backgrounds, which were unusual at the time. To satisfy the tremendous demand for both these landmark works, Johann Michael Seligmann, a German publisher, issued a nine-volume compilation of the works of Mark Catesby and George Edwards. Seligmann’s Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel (1749-1776) contained plates based on the images of Catesby and Edwards, adding German and French titles. In bringing these masterworks to a larger audience, Seligmann has earned himself a rightful place in natural history circles, and his charming prints, reflecting well on their sources, stand on their own as another respected source for 18th century natural history documentation. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining. Also a stain on bottom margin.

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        Veduta Degli Avanzi di Antiche Fabbriche alle falde. . .

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 322The watermark that is present is a fleur-de-lis but precisely which one is unknown due to the heavy ink.This print is from the series "Antichita di Albano e di Castel Gandolfo"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete

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        Descriptio orbis antiqui in XLIV. tabulis exhibita ... Nuremberg, Christoph Weigel, [1720?]. Oblong 1mo (37.5 x 45 cm). With engraved title-page and engraved table of contents in folio, and 49 hand-coloured engraved maps, numbered 1-44 (as in the table of contents and the engraved title-page) but with 5 additional unnumbered maps, added to the table of contents in manuscript. The title-page and many of the maps include illustrations of coins from the countries depicted. Modern half sheepskin, preserving parts of the original spine.

      Bauer, Christoph Weigel 7.1, item 46 (col. 1050); Goffart, Historical Atlases, p. 146; Philips 30; not in Al Qassimi; Tibbetts. First edition of Köhler's "most attractive product" (Goffart), an atlas of 49 mostly historical maps of parts of Europe, Asia, and the Middle and Near East, including maps of Britain, Germany, Greece, Persia, Arabia (including the name "Catara", for Qatar), etc. All in contemporary hand-colouring. "Its predictable repertory, descended from Ptolemy and Ortelius's Parergon, includes many map exemplifying eighteenth-century improvements, such as Adriaan Reland's widely acclaimed maps of Palestine" (Goffart). The maps were copied from the work of various cartographers, including Gale, Ligorio, Coronelli, Reland and Coccejo. The maps added to the 44 numbered ones are: Mappa geographica Italiae antiquae, Graecia antiqua, Graeciae pars septentrionalis, Graeciae pars meridionalis, and Mappa geographica Asiae Minoris antiquae.One map with the lower margin restored, some thumbing, a dampstain throughout in the upper right corner, not touching the maps and sometimes only slightly visible. Good copy.

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        "PARIS". Altkolorierter, goldgehöhter Kupferstich von A. Aveline. Paris um 1720. 36,5:49,8 cm. - Zwei fast unsichtbare Papierquetschfalten im Himmel.

      Paris: 1720. Die seltene Ansicht im typischen Altkolorit, in einem sehr schön erhaltenen und breitrandigem Exemplar..

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        Die Epistels Pauli an die Römer - mit ihrer Auslegung, so wohl des Wort-Verstands, als auch der Worte geistlicher und geheimer Bedeutung - 4 Teile in einem Band. Auß denen Heiligen Bättern und andern Kirchen-Lehrern gezogen Durch Den-Herzn De Sacy Nun aber aus dem Frantzösischen in das Teutsche übersetzt.

      Ohne Verlagsangabe, 1720.. Deutsche Erstauflage, EA 535, 405, 365, 394 Seiten 4°, Leder. Goldprägung am Buchrücken, gestochenes Frontispiz, 5 Bünde, Einband Kanten berieben, Buchrücken oben und unten etwas beschädigt und geringe Wurmschäden, sonst guter Zustand

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        Pigeon de Passage

      - A very detailed hand colored ornithological engraving by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762) from his book "Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel" which was printed in Nuremberg in1749-76. These engravings were after George Edwards and Mark Catesby's earlier prints. Overall this print measures 15 ½” x 10”. Mark Catesby (1682-1749) was born and educated in England, and was originally sent to Carolina by the Royal Society in 1722 as a botanist. From there he traveled to Florida and the Bahamas, returning to England in 1726 with a vast store of information on the wildlife he had observed. By the spring of 1729, he had completed the first part of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1734-1746), but it was not until 1746 that the work was finally finished. It became the earliest colored book on American birds. George Edwards (1694-1773) was a contemporary of Mark Catesby. He was an ornithologist and bird illustrator who was heavily influenced by Catesby. Edwards is best known as the author of A Natural History, composed of two books: A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-51) and Gleanings of Natural History (1758-1764). The plates that were contained within these works were valued for their landscape backgrounds, which were unusual at the time. To satisfy the tremendous demand for both these landmark works, Johann Michael Seligmann, a German publisher, issued a nine-volume compilation of the works of Mark Catesby and George Edwards. Seligmann’s Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel (1749-1776) contained plates based on the images of Catesby and Edwards, adding German and French titles. In bringing these masterworks to a larger audience, Seligmann has earned himself a rightful place in natural history circles, and his charming prints, reflecting well on their sources, stand on their own as another respected source for 18th century natural history documentation. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining. Also a stain on bottom margin.

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        The Works of . . . In Two Parts

      Printed by Joseph Crukshank. First edition.. Some minor foxing and stains; very nice copy.. Evans 13782; Sabin 105211. 8vo, modern calf period style, red morocco label, gilt lettering. The collected writings of John Woolman (1720-1772), the itinerant Quaker preacher and pioneering American abolitionist. Included here are his Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes and his influential Journal. Manuscript correction to a date on page 204.

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        The Land Purchaser's Companion: and the Laws relating to Tenants and Tenures...To which are added, the Laws and Statutes relating to Tithes

      Title within double-ruled border. xi, 283, [15] pp., one leaf of ads. Small 8vo, later sheep (neatly rebacked, some faint browning), red morocco lettering piece on spine. "In the Savoy" [London]: printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1720. First edition and very scarce on the market. Jacob (1686-1744), legal and literary author (including much pornography), is best known for The Country Gentleman's Vade Mecum (1717). After serving an apprenticeship to the law, he became Secretary to the Hon. W. Blathwayt, a celebrated courtier in the reign of William and Mary. Jacob, a land-owner with a keen interest in farming, was prompted to write the present work "as a companion to the purchaser...to render every thing plain and intelligible, that persons of all capacities may be enabled to judge when they are secure, and faithfully dealt with by the practisers of the law, in everything that shall commonly occur" (pp. viii-ix). He cautions, topically, "on the late flourishing business in Exchange Alley, occasion'd by the great rise of the South-Sea Stock, such extraordinary fortunes have been acquir'd by merchants and others, that the immediate value of lands...is considerably advanc'd, even to thirty five and forty years purchase, near the city of London; but this cannot be expected to be a standard rule for the future, or to times in general" (p. xi). Jacob also experimented with satire in The Rape of the Smock, published in 1717, a scatological parody of Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. Pope later retaliated in the 1728 edition of The Dunciad (see ODNB). Early signature of "RA Ward" on title. .

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        Anthologia sive de floris natura libri tres plurimis inventis, observationibusque, ac Aereis Tabulis ornati

      Padua: Typis Seminarii, Apud Joannem Manfre. Joints cracking. Plates clean. Binding tight. 1720. First Edition. Contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt titles. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 296pp + (8) + (23) +(23). 12 engraved folding Botanical plates. .

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        Riga

      Gabriel Bodenhr, Augsburg 1720 - A key identifying different locations on the map is in the lower left corner., Size : 155x245 (mm), 6.125x9.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Kupferstich - Karte, nach G. Chr. Eimmart ( 1638 - 1705 ) bei Homann, "Planisphaerium Caeleste".

      . mit altem Kolorit,, um 1720, 48 x 55,5. Dek. Karte des nördl. und südl. Sternenhimmels in 2 Hemisphären. Oben und unten je 3 astronomische Diagramme zur Planetentheorie im Rund, darunter Hypothesis Tychonica, Hypothesis Ptolemaica, Aestus maris permotum lunae, Illuminato lunae per solem, Hypothesis Copernicana und Schema Ph. Landsbergi.

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        Topographische Vorstellung der Neuen Russischen Haupt-Residenz und See- Stadt St. Petersburg sammt ihrer zu erst aufgerichten Festung.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Baptist Homann, Nürnberg, um 1720, 49,5x58,5 cm. Olan von St. Petersburg, oben links mit kleinem Umgebungsplan, unterhalb der prächtigen Barockkartusche eine Darstellung des Kronschlosses.

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        Negotium Otiosum, Seu Skiamachia Adversus Positiones Aliqis Fundamentales, Theoriae Verae Medicae a Viro quodam celeberrimo Intentata, Sed Adversis Armis Conversis Enervata.

      . Halae, Literis Et Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1720, 4°, (8), 224 (1-216, 216-223) pp., feiner Halbpergamentband.. First Edition! - "The existence of this tension between chemical and physical theories, and between practice and theory, is the reason why the controversy that arose between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) and Georg Ernst Stahl (1660-1734) is so interesting. The crucial questions of the status and role of theories were at stake there, as well as that of the relations that chemistry should or should not keep with other disciplines, and notably with mechanics and medicine. In 1709, Leibniz had read Stahl's major medical work, published the year before, the True Medical Theory. He showed himself interested in the insights of Stahl, who was a famous chemist and an equally famous professor of medicine at the University of Halle, but at the same time disagreed with numerous theoretical statements contained in Stahl's work. In order to explain his disagreements, he sent a fifteen-page text to Stahl. Stahl answered with a hundred-page text, to which Leibniz replied with approximately thirteen pages. Stahl composed a last answer that was, however, never sent to Leibniz. In 1720, four years after Leibniz's death, Stahl published the whole controversy under the title Negotium otiosum (Idle occupation)." Alexis Smets, The Controversy Between Leibniz and Stahl on the Theory of Chemistry, 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY , pp.291-292 - see - Francois Duchesneau and Justin E. H. Smith (eds. and trans.), The Leibniz-Stahl Controversy, a critical bilingual edition of Georg Ernst Stahl's Negotium Otiosum, seu S????????, Halle, 1720 (under contract in the Yale Leibniz Series of Yale University Press, to appear 2012).

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        Traité de l'autorité du Pape : Dans lequel ses Droits sont établis & réduits à leurs justes bornes, & les Principes des Libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane justifiez (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Chez A. de Rogissart 1720 - 4 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau brun, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement aux plats, armes à trois coeurs surmontés d'un soleil, Chez A. de Rogissart, La Haye, 1720, VIII pp., 7 ff., 426 pp. et 9 ff. n. ch. ; 5 ff., 339 pp. ; 3 ff., 236 pp. et 8 ff. n. ch. ; 3 ff. ; 257 pp. et 11 ff. n. ch. Edition originale. Complet. Agréable exemplaire aux armes d'Amelot de Chaillou (à trois coeurs surmontés d'un soleil, vraisemblablement le membre de l'Académie Française, Jean-Jacques Amelot de Chaillou 1689 - 1749. ). Etat très satisfaisant (anciens cachets et ex-libris d'institution religieuse, marqué "prohibitus", très petits accrocs en coiffes, discrètes fentes partielles à qq. mors, lég. taches d'encre sur qq. tranches). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospectus elegantiores splendidissimae Archiepiscopalis urbis SalIsburgensis.,

      Nürnberg. Homann (ca. 1720). - Altkolor. Kupferstich 49,5 x 57,5 cm. Kl. Läsuren im w. Rd., sonst von guter Erhaltung. Nebehay-W. 265,75; Fauser 12396 - Gesamtansicht der Stadt aus der Vogelperspektive umgeben von Teilansichten: Universitätskirche, Sommerreitschule, Schloß Klesheim, Hofstallungen, Festung, Universität, Erzbischöfl. Palais u.a. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

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        A JOURNAL: OR FULL ACCOUNT OF THE LATE EXPEDITION TO CANADA. WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING COMMISSIONS, ORDERS, INSTRUCTIONS

      London. 1720.. 304pp. Contemporary tooled calf. Wear to outer hinges and extremities, neat bookplate, else very good. "Walker presents a defense of his unfortunate 1711 expedition against Canada, which operated from Boston and was of New England instigation. Having distinguished himself in the West Indies, he was placed in command of the naval forces. Ill fortune attended the enterprise, eight transports being cast away and nearly 900 soldiers drowned...the expedition was a total failure and Sir Hovenden was arraigned for his conduct. He underwent great persecution, his name being struck from the Admiral's list....He later went to Carolina, but returned to England and published the JOURNAL" - Lande. A vital record of this ill- fated New England attempt to unseat the French in Canada, by the chief participant. LANDE 886. TPL 148. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 720/236. HOWES W39, "b."

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        JOURNAL: OR FULL ACCOUNT OF THE LATE EXPEDITION TO CANADA WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING COMMISSIONS, ORDERS, INSTRUCTIONS, LETTERS, MEMORIALS, COURTS-MARTIAL, COUNCILS OF WAR &C. RELATING THERETO.|A

      London, England: D. Browne, 1720. contemporary half leather, cloth. small 8vo. contemporary half leather, cloth. (iv), 304 pages. First edition (Howes W39; Sabin 101050; New Cambridge Bibliography2, 1460). "Advertisement," introduction. Appendix includes documents referred to in the text. Walker was commander of a British expedition against French Canada in 1711, during the War of the Spanish Succession, known as Queen Anne's War in the colonies. Walker sought to justify his conduct of the unsuccessful expedition. Walker was struck from the admiral's list in 1715 when a Whig government took office after the accession of George I. DNB XX, 521-3. Scuffed and rubbed at edges and along spine. Inside hinges cracked.

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        Gesamtans., im Himmel 2 Putten m. Erklärungen, darunter lat. Text.

      . Kupferstich v. Johann Christian Leopold n. ( F.W. Werner ), um 1720, 18 x 28,2. Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 158 ff. ( = Stadtansichten aus dem Verlag Leopold, Nr. 104) - Hier vorliegend aus der 1. Auflage ( 1. Zustand noch ohne Nummerierung ). - Im Himmel Spruchband mit Titel, rechts und links davon 2 Putti mit Erklärugen von 1 - 30). Unter der Ansicht Stadtbeschreibung in lat. u. deutscher Sprache, mittig das Stadtwappen.

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Pisa. - Pisa".

      . Kupferstich v. Joh. Chr. Leopold, um 1720, 19 x 29. Marsch, Friedrich Bernahrd Werner, Seite 161, Nummer 148. - Im Himmel der Titel auf einem Spruchband und 2 Putten mit Spruchbändern mit Erklärungen v. 1 - 33. Unter der Ansicht das Stadtwappen sowie Legende in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. - 1. Ausgabe vor der Nummerierung.

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        "Prospect und Grundris des Keiserl. Freyen reichs und Ansee Stadt Bremen". Stadtgrundriss und Umgebung, darunter Gesamtansicht (12 x 35 cm), rechts und links figürliche Szenen.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von J.B. Homann, um 1720, 48 x 57 cm.. Fauser 1887. - Sehr dekoratives Blatt in schönem Altkolorit.

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        Elevazione de' Teatri di Balbo, e di Marcello con gli Altri edifizi ch'eran loro vicini.

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 610There is a watermark present in the form of a fleur-de-lis but presicely which one is unknown due to the heavy ink. This print is from the series "Il Campo Marzio dell' Antica Roma"The Campo Marzio occupies a special place in Piranesi's artistic development, in terms of both his ideas and his imaginative use of visual techniques in support of them. Like the other treaties of the 1760s, this work is a sophisticated blend of archaeology and polemic in which historical evidence is employed to defend the creative genius of Rome. There are also sugns of the artist's growing concern with the problem of modern design, and the publication is, significantly dedicated to the British architect Robert Adam, who shared Piranesi's belief in the imaginative use of antiquity." (John Wilton Ely II pg 613)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colle

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. de I'Isle b. Covens u. Mortier, "L' Amerique Meridonale ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 45 x 58,5. Über der Karte Kopftitel. Links unten große Titelkartusche m. fig. Schmuck. Zeigt im Westen noch die Salomon - Inseln. Mit Einzeichnung der Entdeckungsreisen.

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        Byzondere Kaart Van De Landen.

      Amsterdam 1720 - Size : 405x475 (mm), 15.875x18.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        A New Map of the World from the Latest Observations.

      London 1720 - California is depicted as an island in the main map but on two inset maps in the upper and lower left corner is depicted as a peninsula. There are four hemisphere insets in each of the corners. The title cartouche located along the upper margin is flanked by various decorative images of people from around the world. Along the middle portion of the lower margin is a spherical representation of the heavens., Size : 420x540 (mm), 16.5x21.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, central fold has been reinforced.

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        DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE ET CRITIQUE, par M. PierreBayle. Troisième Edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur. Tome Premier, (Quatrième). A Rotterdam, chez Michel Bohm, 1720.

      Quattro volumi in Folio (cm. 40,2), cc. 2 nn. con dedica A son Altesse Royale Le Duc d'Orleans, pp. XX, 3132 (num. continua) + cc.48 nn. (Table des Matières), oltre agli occhietti frontsp. ai quattro volumi. La dedica è stampata in rosso e nero ed ha una grande incisione all'inizio. Frontis in rosso e nero, bella e grande vignetta in rame ai 4 frontesp. Testo su due colonne, testatine e capolett., tagli colorati in rosso. Legatura coeva in P.Pelle con dorso a sette scomparti, nervi e ricchi fregi oro. Sono presenti le pag. 963* / 964*, 965* / 966*, 967 / 968 e 967 / * / 968*. Mancano invece le pagine 963 / 964 e 965 / 966. La ripetizione delle pagine non è comunque presente in tutti gli esemplari. Angoli della legatura consunti, difetti alle cerniere, ma ottimo esemplare fresco e nitido. Celebre dizionario più volte ristampato. Questa è la più bella edizione ed anche la migliore e definitiva per quanto riguarda il testo. Viene chiamata "L'édition du Régent". - Graesse, I, 314. Lo Choix riporta l'edizione del 1740 di Amsterdam.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Calabrò Maria]
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        Expleto a Serenifsimo Duce in Gestatoria sede Magnce.; Die Jovis poftrema Bacchanaliorum. (Venice)

      Italy 1720 - A fine 18th Century pair of views of Venice depicting Venician festivals., Image Size : 387x545 (mm), 15.25x21.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : 445x575 (mm), 17.5x22.625 (Inches), Paper Size : 490x600 (mm), 19.25x23.625 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        A map of Hungary and countries adjacent

      London., 1720. Size: 530 x 605 mm. Copperplate engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. A superb map of Hungary by English cartographer John Senex. Physical features such as mountains, woods, rivers, towns and cities are all rendered in great detail and with admirable accuracy. The map is complimented by a tasteful, decorative title cartouche in the lower right corner. From; New General Atlas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        VENERABLE HISTOIRE SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE

      Chez George De Backer, 1720. Book. Fair. Hardback. Premiere Edition. 4 ½ x 6 ½. TITLE: VENERABLE HISTOIRE SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE 1720 rare AUTHOR: Par G. D. B. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Chez George De Backer EDITION: Premiere Edition CATEGORY: Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is in a little rough condition with scarring and scrapes to the leather. The leather has dried. Not sure if book came with a front endpaper, starts with the frontispiece, does not look to be missing. There are a few pages near the center of the book with unintentional dog ears folds or bends at the very tip edge. Very minor penciled notation on the inside board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 ½ x 6 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 188 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Premiere Edition. Chez George De Backer 1720. Fair/None dust jacket condition as issued. 'UNCINY' IS WRITTEN ON THE FRONT BOARD (could be a possible owner's mark)!!! VENERABLE HISTOIRE DU TRE'S SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE. NICE FOLDOUT IN THE CENTER OF THE BOOK. NICE ENGRAVINGS THROUGHOUT! this book on the "Holy Sacrament of Miracles". ONLY THE 1770 COPIES ARE FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET, AND THEY ARE PRICED IN THE $900 - $3500 PRICE RANGE!!!!! THERE ARE NO OTHER 1720 COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!! InvCode zu98 ViewFair Books :.

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        Judaea seu Palestina ob sacratissima Redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta TERRA SANCTA

      c.1720. Judea and Palestine. Copper engraving. Original colour. The map itself is in good condition, Some waterstains and browning to edges, not affecting the map. The map has been laid on kozzo (Japanese paper) Size: 56 x 48 cm. (22 x 19 inches) A fine example of original colour. Magnificent cartouche at top left, with Moses holding a tablet up to the Heavens as light streams down from behind a cloud. Secondary cartouche at lower left has an inset of Sinai and Canaan

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        Carte particuliere des costes de Bretagne contenant les Environs de la Rade de Brest

      ca. 1720. Karte zeigt die Küste der Bretagne um die Gegend von Brest mit der Insel Quessant, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 59,5 x 80,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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        The Cathedral Church of Winchester

      Nouveau Theatre de la Grand Bretagne., c.1720.. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Cropped to edge of plate mark. Print is very clean, clear and crisp. Very good condition. Mounted size: 78 x 65cm. Size: 56 x 45 cm. (22 x 17½ inches). Magnificent view of Winchester Cathedral, with citizens strolling in the foreground. Title along lower edge. Kip's monumental six volume Nouveau Theatre de la Grand Bretagne was the definitive visual record of England of its time with its detailed depictions by the leading engravers of the day of castles, churches, universities, town views, and country estates.

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        Cours d´architecture qui comprend les ordres de Vignole.

      Jean Mariette - Paris 1720 - L´architecture de Vignole avec les commentaires du S. Daviler. Grabado en el frontis. Tomo 1. 103 planchas, alguna desplegable. 355 páginas. 22x16,5 cm. Encuadernación de época en pleno cuero con títulos y florones dorados en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. B. Homann, "S.R.I. Principatus et Episcopatus Eistettensis ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 47,5 x 56. Cartogr. Bavariae K 5.17 u. Abb. 95; Hier vorliegend im 1. Zustand ohne Druckprivileg. - Dek. Karte des Bistums Eichstätt mit 3 großen Kartuschen ( geschmückt mit Heiligen, Putten und dem Wappen. ). Links unten, eingearbeitet in eine Kartusche, Gesamtansicht von Eichstett m. d. Schloß Willibaldsburg. Zeigt das Altmühltal zwischen Leutershausen und Beilngries. Gebiet: Ansbach, Altdorf/b. Nürnberg, Ingolstadt. - Tadellos.

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        Uberiorum Adnotationum Philologico-Exegeticarum in Hagiographos Vet. Testamenti Libros - [Vol. 2 - Volumen Secundum: Continens Adnotationes in Librum Iobi, Et in V. Megilloth Hoc Est in Canticum Canticorum, Libellum Ruthae, Threnos Ieremiae.

      Halae : Sumtibus Orphanotrophei [Imprint Date With Turned "c"s] 1720 - Language: Latin. Subject: Bible. O. T. Hagiographa, Prophets - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Volume 2 only. Head-piece, historiated initial. Printer's device with motto "Illo splendente levabor" on t. P. Title in red and black. Finely [and period-sympathetically] bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a short title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 1106 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Méchanique (Mécanique) où il est traité des machines simples & composées, de la descente des corps pesans dans l'air, d'où l'on insère la manière de jetter les Bombes. De la descente des corps pesans sur des plans inclinez. Du centre de gravité & de la manière de la trouver dans les lignes, dans les surfaces, & dans les solides. De L'hydrostatique & des Machines Hydrauliques. Tirée du Cours de Mathématique de M. Ozanam.

      Chez Claude Jombert - A Paris, rue St. Jacques, Chez Claude Jombert, 1720. (1ff) blanc, Titre, (9ff) de Tables, 276 pages et 28 planches hors texte repliées. 1 volume in-8 (20*12 cm) relié plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un coin émoussé (les autres plus légèrement), frottements aux mors (non fendus) et en queue, un tout petit accroc en bas d'un mors. Reliure solide, saine et décorative, dans un bel état d'ensemble de conservation. Dos frais, très décoratif. Bon état intérieur, quelques piqures sans gravité. Derniers feuillets légèrement froissés (sans accroc). Petit tampon Ex-Libris. Bon exemplaire.

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        Moscow des Grossen Zaars Residenz

      Augsburg 1720 - The map is flanked by two columns of text and a key located on the right portion of the map., Size : 150x225 (mm), 5.875x8.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Hildburghausen, Schloß und Garten, anno 1720, Homann J.B.

      Hildburghausen, ,720,. Kupferstich, verlegt von J.B. Homann, Nürnberg, anno 1720, Blattmaß: 50x60 cm., altkoloriert..

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        Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima Geographica exhibita

      Nuremberg 1720 - Size : 495x590 (mm), 19.5x23.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        LOUISIANA BY DE RIVIER MISSISIPPI

      [Amsterdam. 1720].. Single-sheet map, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Minor foxing. Near fine. A scarce early map of the Mississippi River Valley, depicting the American region between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes, taken from HET GROOT TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID... [THE GREAT MIRROR OF FOLLY], a scathing account of the speculative crashes that led to European financial disaster in 1720. The work was a chronicle of the failed attempts by John Law, Controller General of Finances for the French government, to open Louisiana to trade in order to help alleviate France's financial problems. This led to the creation of the Mississippi Company, which created the "Mississippi Bubble" incident that destroyed the Banque Generale Privee (the General Private Bank, which Law founded). The map depicts the Mississippi River, parts of Louisiana and Florida, Lakes Michigan (referred to here as "Lac de Illionis") and Superior, the extent of French colonial explorations in the region, and names of Indian tribes. It is decorated with a title cartouche incorporating the arms of John Law, and depicting two Native Americans holding a cornucopia, through which flows the mighty Mississippi River.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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